Fashion is a means to express our individuality and display our personality to the world. Just like life, fashion is always changing and going through seasons. To be in fashion we must be flexible, creative and sometimes a little daring. Fashion is fun and best of all, with a healthy self-image, it can be enjoyed by everyone!
How do you describe your style?
Polished, girly and classic. I also like to throw in some cheetah patterns when I am in the mood.
What are your favorite pieces?
Purses, earrings and boots. Iâ€™m really into boots with knee-high socks, and needless to say, Iâ€™m excited for the fall!
My favorite places to shop are Francescaâ€™s, Blush Boutique, Pitaya, General Eccentric and Aldo Shoes. I love shopping at these places not only because their items are fantastic and inspire me, but more importantly because the people who work there have the best customer service. I love to pop into several boutiques in a row to get a feel for different trends and get a spark of creative inspiration.
Who is your fashion icon?Â
Kate Middleton is my fashion icon because she dresses like such a lady. She has created a fun twist on modern conservative clothing with a refined taste, yet she isnâ€™t afraid to try unique pieces to add some pizazz. I am proud to see a woman in the media who dresses like a role model for young women.
What do you love about styling others to look their best?
I am blessed to do what I love and aim not just to make people look beautiful, but more importantly to feel beautiful. I just launched my business, Looks By Lauren of Louisville, based out of Jazz Salon (2007 Highland Ave.). I cut hair for men, women and children at affordable prices and love to meet and work with new people. I also specialize in wedding updos and special event hair and make-up, (and) offer personal shopping, consulting and make-overs.
I encourage people to never think or say â€œI canâ€™t wear thisâ€ or â€œI couldnâ€™t pull that off.â€ The truth is, anyone can pull off a new look or trend â€“ you just need to make the look yours, and be confident. You are a miracle and life is too short not to let your light shine!
Visit Laurenâ€™s website, looksbylauren502.com, for more information about her beauty services.
Photos by CHRIS HUMPHREYS | The Voice-Tribune