Category: Inspirations

Sneak Peek: SCARLET by Lauren Elaine

The color of power. The feeling of love. The original inspiration. “Scarlet” by Lauren Elaine releases later this year. A limited collection of evening and special occasion gowns worthy of their namesake. Revealing soon…   Advertisements

ONCE UPON A SEAM, The Series: New Orleans

Once Upon A Seam with Designer Lauren Elaine. Episode 1, New Orleans and Lauren Elaine Bridal

For 2016, we’re excited to present Once Upon a Seam: The Series.  “Once Upon A Seam” highlights the inspirations and stories behind each Lauren Elaine gown and collection. In this premiere episode,  join me in New Orleans as I share an inside look at the importance of location and authenticity for each and every Bridal

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Inspiring Parks: Pt. 1

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods…” Nothing is more inspiring than Nature.  I’ve lost hours to google,  constantly on the hunt for interesting and inspiring photoshoot locations and scenery, and beautiful new places to discover.  In February, I explored 5 national parks throughout California, ranging from prehistoric lakes to alpine forests.  I kicked

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TREND TUESDAY: Oversized Bows

Today’s trend: Oversize Bows. As seen on the cover and inside the current issue of Brides Magazine, oversized bows are having a moment.  Not only do they add a punch of unexpected drama with the right placement, but if you select a gown featuring a self-tying bow, like the Lauren Elaine Briarleigh, you can create the

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TREND TUESDAY: 3-D Flowers

In the spirit of the New Year, we’re introducing new weekly themes to the blog! Today, I’m happy to be kicking off ‘Trend Tuesday’ – a weekly post highlighting timely trends in bridal fashion. Today’s trend: 3-D Flowers. As seen in the current issue of Brides Magazine, currently on newsstands, up the luxe in your

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Epilogue: Lisa’s Victorian Violette

Vintage inspirations are prevalent in many of our bridal gowns, from silhouettes and fabrications, to finishing techniques and embellishments.  Additionally, many of the brides we work with are quick to describe their wedding theme as vintage-inspired.  While vintage inspiration can take many forms,  I truly fell in love with these dreamy images from beautiful bride

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Inspiration Orientation

I get inspiration from just about everything– places I’ve visited, movies, music, nature…the list goes on.  As inspiration is such a huge part of my world, I’ve decided to make a change.  Can you see/guess what it is? …As you may have noticed, the name of the blog has changed! And over the course of

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Summer Magic

Old Disney technicolor classics have always been a favorite of mine. At the top of my list is ‘Summer Magic’ –namely because I love Hayley Mills, and I’ve always coveted her wardrobe from the film. When I attended the launch party for TNT cosmetics last week, I wore a tiered chantilly lace dress inspired by

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Spring Florals

Tomorrow is Easter, and in my world of fashion that means two things: First, it’s officially appropriate to break out the White (although here in California that’s a silly, outdated “rule” that I never ever follow.) And second– it’s time for a spring floral overload.  Easter and florals go hand and hand, and with everything coming

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The Mist and Powder

In the spirit of the much anticipated (and blogged about!) MALEFICENT, I thought I’d share this newly discovered editorial obsession: ‘The Mist and the Powder,’ photographed (and styled) by Natalie Shau and Hideo, and featuring models Solveiga amd Gabriele. I can’t get enough of the gorgeous color treatment in this series, and the styling and contrast

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