Category: Adventures

A Desert Retreat

When temps rose upwards of 95 degrees in LA this past week, I headed someplace even hotter.  In the middle of Mojave desert, just outside of Palm Springs proper, is La Quinta, California– home of the legendary La Quinta Resort & Club (not to be confused with the chain of the same name.)  Tucked beneath

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Castle by the Sea

Once upon a time, there was a castle by the sea… This past Friday, we shot several gowns from the new Lauren Elaine Bridal collection at a magical location in Laguna Beach, CA. While I was hesitant to shoot bridal gowns at the beach, I discovered the existence of this special place, and I just

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Sunday Safari

Nothing boosts creativity and inspires new ideas more than a change of scenery.   Seeing new things and exploring new places inspires new ways of thinking and looking at the world.  Sometimes, amidst all the craziness of work and life, you just need to take a break, and get out! Living in LA, there’s no

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Wide Open Spaces

Last week,  I posted about my recent trip to beautiful Santa Ynez.  While I started off in Los Olivos, I saved the best for the last.  And in my opinion, the “best” is  definitely the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail.  If you enjoy gorgeous views, great wine, and wide open spaces, it’s a must-do.  In the

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Getting Lost in Los Olivos

At least once a year I take a trip to one of my favorite places in California for a little R & R.  Nestled in the valley just north of Santa Barbara, is the central coast wine region of Santa Ynez, made famous by Sideways.  Several little towns make up the Santa Ynez area- including

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SNEAK PEEK | Lauren Elaine Swim 2013

This past Monday we shot the Lauren Elaine SWIM 2013 collection campaign film and lookbook in Big Bear Lake, CA.  The campaign film is a loose sequel of sorts to the previous SWIM campaign film, and stars Sabyr Omens and Frances Raye, with returning favorite Evan “The Thriller” Miller.  The idea, theme, and style  behind

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: MOJAVE MOVIE-MAKING

In honor of ‘FLASHBACK FRIDAY’,  check out this oldie-but-goodie: The ‘behind the scenes’ video look at our SS2011 Black Label Campaign Film series shoot in the Mojave Desert.  Despite the insane dust storms and heat, it’s definitely one of my all-time favorite shoots and campaign films. Wanna see the final product?  Visit: LAUREN ELAINE BLACK

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HAPPY NEW YEAR & CHEERS TO A FASHIONABLE 2013!

   

Throwback Thursday: Mirage Collection

In honor of #ThrowbackThursday, a look at the very first collection shoot for the ‘Lauren Elaine’ brand- photographed by Mike Byerly and featuring models Erin Cummings and Llana Baron, shot on location in the Mojave desert.  Oh so long ago…