Style Profile: Lauren Taylor Sweet

I first met Lauren a few years when I was asked by my photography friend, Elisa Ivers, to do makeup for her younger cousin from SoCal, Alyssia, and her BFF, Lauren.  From the moment I met these gals I was so inspired by their kind, adventurous, vivacious spirits AND their style was SO TOP NOTCH - even in their early teenage years!  I knew these ladies were bound for greatness and to be honest, they helped inspire me to start touring so I could travel more.  I love keeping up with Lauren and since meeting her she has only continued to grow into such an incredible woman -showcasing beauty for life and beautiful living (as displayed in her photos.)  I can't wait for you to read her style profile --- I KNOW you will be captivated and inspired by the answers and images.  
E N J O Y ! !

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Name:
Lauren Taylor Sweet

Location:
Los Angeles, CA

Occupation:
Freelance assistant and collector of used goods.

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Decade in Life:
20’s.

Describe your personal style:
I love blending conflicting concepts. Feminizing boyish pieces. Dressing up casual. Making something vintage more modern.

 I want my style to reflect thinking outside the box, but I also just want to feel cool and comfortable.

Favorite Color and print to wear:
Nowadays I prefer to either mix or monochrome solids, especially blacks and whites.

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Go to outfit for instant confidence and sophistication:
Vintage Levi’s. Every time.

Signature scent:
Anything with notes of citrus or musk. Or peppermint!

Most coveted piece in closet:
The black wool trench coat my mom wore at my age.

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Most lusted item you don’t own:
Jesse Kamm sailor pants. Or the incredible vintage Hudson Bay coat I found at that one place on Melrose but never did buy.

Top three favorite places to shop:
If I’m not hunting through eBay or Goodwill, I shop pretty exclusively small business. Aside from essentials at H&M, Aerie, and Gap. 

Favorite season and why:
Late California fall.  Crisp, foggy mornings. Long, warm afternoons. The occasional lightning storm. HALLOWEEN. And it’s still not too late for one last camping trip. 

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Film that best defines your personal style:
Sandra Bullock in While You Were Sleeping.

I never leave the home without:
Sunglasses, my phone, all the makings for an impromptu picnic, a library book very near its due date.

Fashion Icons:
Georgie Flores, Alexa Chung, Harry Styles, Harling Ross, Issa Rae.

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Favorite album of the season:
Aly & AJ’s new EP, “Ten Years”.

Designer worth checking out:
Rachael Gladser, of RAWSON.

Favorite instagrams to lurke:
@manrepeller, @jedidiahjenkins, @palomawool, @helen_levi, @overheardla, @sunbeam_vintage

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Trend you wish never happened:
Strong believer that everything happens for a reason. Except low-rise jeans.

Advice to those establishing personal style:
Prioritize comfort and find your confidence. Shop sustainably—invest in pieces that have versatility and reusability.

 Make the most out of a little. 

When in doubt:
Denim.

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Never be afraid to:
Be your own tailor.

Keep up with Lauren, her infectious zest for life, and influential style via her instagram: @luarentaylor - Yes, L-U-A-R-E-N ;) -

Style Profile: Lynn Andrews

Aside from being one of the most hysterical people I have ever met in my life - Lynn Andrews also wins at life with her incredible style.  Lynn is a quad-threat aka a Public Figure/Actor/Singer/Songwriter,  who recently moved to Los Angeles after completing the national tour of ANNIE where she played the infamous role of Miss Hannigan for over 1,000 performances (and got stage-doored by Maya Rudolph mind you!)  

I met Lynn while working on the national tour of Annie and was immediately so impressed with her comedic timing but also her ability to work so many amazing outfits and looks all within two adorably charming DVF suitcases.  She was like Mary Poppins with those suitcases - every day I saw her I was like “how the hell did she pull that off with our luggage restrictions?!”  

I had to ask her to share her secrets and thank God she did.  I feel like we can all learn a thing or two from Lynn Andrews - and personal style is a good place to start.  

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Name: 
Lynn Andrews

Decade in Life: 
Dirty Thirties.

Describe your personal style: 
On the corner of butch and femme. 

Favorite Color and print to wear: 
Big bright African prints. 

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Go to outfit for instant confidence and sophistication: 
Just black on black on black. Mix up them textures tho. 

Signature scent: 
"Mixed Chicks" Conditioner.

Most coveted piece in closet
My favorite leather jacket. 

Most lusted item you don’t own: 
Big ass faux fur coat. 

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Top three favorite places to shop: 
Asos Curve, Forever 21 +, City Chic. They always keep the big girls looking correct. 

Favorite season and why: 
Fall. You can wear all your cute layers but you can still be going in on some cleav. 

Film that best defines your personal style: 
Scream.

I never leave the home without: 
MAC lip glass. Gotta keep em lookin' juicy. 

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I feel most beautiful in: 
This white dress I got from Torrid years ago. I feel like Maria in "West Side Story". Tess, you know the one. 

Fashion Icons: 
Gabi Fresh, Nicolette Mason, Sanam Sindhi, Claire Danes (circa My So Called Life)

Five classic essentials you think every lady should own: 
1- denim/leather jacket
2- combat boots
3- rad sunglasses
4- black jeans
5- fit and flare dress in a bold print

Designer worth checking out: 
Westwood for LIFE!

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Favorite website or periodical to lurke
Oh girl, I'm all over Pinterest. 

Trend you wish never happened: 
Ultra low rise jeans.

Advice to those establishing personal style: 
Well damn, if you like a piece, if it speaks to you just get it. Personal style is personal, you're not selling anything. 

When in doubt: 
Cleavage. 

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Never be afraid to: 
Text first and and look like a boy. 

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Keep up with Ms. Andrews via her instagram: @fakelynnandrews and check out her band's debut EP "The Shirtwaist Sisters" at: https://theshirtwaistsisters.bandcamp.com/