Lauren Soloff is a freelance interior designer and granola maker (the best granola I've ever tried!) who lives in Los Angeles.
First of all, I LOVE her hair. The braid makes it even more amazing and not many people can pull this off.
Lauren's closet was like magic. She kept pulling beautiful things from her not-so-big-size-wise closet, and I kept asking her "what is that one over there? How about that sweater? Can I see that,, and that?". If we had more time, we could've kept shooting all day. I also loved how some of her designer clothes and shoes were things she had bought new, kept for long time, and had become "vintage".
Describe your style
Its a bit of a contradiction, I have been told. There is some punk rock in there coupled with some 70s hippie. I suppose my signature is my hair.
Are there any key pieces you find yourself wearing constantly?
Poncho from Mexico City; my mother's amazing Louis Vuitton bag; all my Balenciaga bags; vintage Calvin Klein jeans; Lanvin dress; Burberry trench coat; Hasbeen clogs from Sweden.
Who are your favorite designers?
Currently I am loving Isabel Marant, Maria Cornejo, Celine.
What was your last purchase for your wardrobe?
Rachel Comey braided clogs were the last purchase. Although, I just recently inherited an amazing Lainey cashmere sweater and cashmere socks from some dear friends.
What are your favorite place to shop?
Creatures of Comfort and New High (M)art
Who are your style icons?
Patti Smith, Julie Christie, Pheobe Philo, Charlotte rampling, Frida Kahlo, Kim Gordon.
Can you give us smart shopping advice?
Do you really need it? Will you really wear it?
Do you have any items you've been eyeing for winter?
Entire Celine collection; a Zero+Maria Cornejo dress; No. 6 clog boots with shearling.
Do you have any fashion guilty pleasures?
Do you keep your old clothes or do you keep your closet small and organized?
I keep the good stuff. I am pathetically unorganized but somehow I seem to know what I have.
Do you have any stories about amazing deals you've gotten on awesome pieces?
My Lanvin dress. I spotted it at the Barneys Warehouse sale in NYC back in summer of 2005. No price tag. Inside out. Thrown in a ball in the corner. I brought it to the sales person and asked him how much. He said "how much do you want to pay?"
I left with it for $200.
Thank you for reading!
*Some outtakes on my Flickr*