What makes me happier than meeting a talented artist who owns 3+ pairs of glasses? Uhm.. meeting a talented artist who own 3+ pairs of glasses and is cool as shit. Meet Lauren, a painter whose work fuses pretty animals with an urban edge (zebras with gold caps, monkeys that DJ, a cute polar bear cutting lines?!?!) It’s enough to make animal-lovers get in a fuss while stylish urbanites enjoy her technique. Moreover, she’s crazy cool as we got silly shots of her modeling like she’s in a hair commercial and then more serious ones of her focusing on what she does best. Kanye or Snoop Lion: you need to be buying up Lauren’s artwork!! xoSK
Designer & Color of Your Glasses: Barton Perreira (Red), Lafont (Leopard), Vivienne Westwood (Green)
Hometown: Los Angeles!
Current LA City of Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Development Exec / Artist
Aspiration: Showrunner / Successful Artist!
How do you look different while wearing glasses? I feel sassy in my glasses. When I change my glasses, I feel like I change who I am, like I’m undercover.
Describe your first pair of glasses. How old were you? How did you feel about them? My first pair of glasses were a light purple metal frame. I got them in the 9th grade while attending an all-girls’ school so I was in a girly phase— hence, lavender glasses!!
Did any bullies ever tease you in school? Never. People tend to like the unique designs and colors of my glasses.
How do glasses accentuate beauty? Glasses can really accentuate eye color and the shape of the face by playing with proportions but mostly I think a great pair can give someone confidence and attitude.
Have you ever broken your frames? What ended up happening? I scratched my Valentino’s and had a mini heart attack. I ended up having new lenses custom-made and color matched… it cost me a small fortune.
What is the most you are willing to spend on frames? I’ve spent close to a grand on Rx glasses but I also buy the best I can find and keep them forever. I don’t buy them often but I take excellent care of the ones I have.
If someone made a movie about me, the title would be: Fired Up— The Disjointed Adventures of a City Girl
Should a man pay for the first date? I think a man should pay for the first but a woman should always offer. That said, if the man pays for the meal or main event, the woman should treat for dessert or the next event.
If the average human life was 30 years, I would live my life differently by: Adventuring! I would own less, travel more, take more risks, be more open with my heart and sleep far less.
My piece of advice to a newborn: Do what makes you happy and screw what anyone else says. That means, smile everyday! And love openly.
One thing I have always wanted to do is: swim with sharks in the crater in the ocean.
My spirit animal would be: the Zebra.
One thing I would do if nobody would judge me is: let my physical appearance be more artistic— tattoos, crazy hair color, dress insane.
Thanks Lauren, for being a free spirit and sharing all those pretty spectacles with us!! xo
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For photos of Lauren’s awesome artwork, stay tuned in July, when we have some Spectacular Surprises coming your way!!