ART DIRECTION + Prop Styling
Combining the skills from working in creative services and full-service interior design, Lauren's innate ability to art direct and style, allows her to create sets for editorial shoots and finish spaces for interior shoots at an outstanding level. She is equipped with the knowledge and expertise of history and trends, speed, and a decisive vision. Her artistic hand and sensitive eye also lends itself well to creating sculptural elements or props to the degree of floral arrangements, backdrops, light upholstery and sewn elements. Lauren also occasionally takes on styling for small private events or press presentations, as well as seasonal decorations for upscale private homes and retail brands.
Refining this already beautifully designed and lived-in space for a photoshoot in a private residence, Lauren quickly styled this room in under two hours. The intention was to maintain the authenticity of the home, while having a clear point of view.
By shopping accessories from the home and editing existing pieces out, she further defined the aesthetic of an eclectic library with the perfectly 'un-styled' library books, stacks of magazines and layered textiles.
SCOPE // Day of Styling
22 Central Park South
Real-Estate Model Apartment
Collaborating with Bergdorf Goodman Decorative Home Department the residences of 22 Central Park South utilized products from the 7th floor to fill the staged model apartment of penthouse property.
Working with Bergdorf's Decorative Home buying team, Lauren was brought on as the lead stylist to edit pull additional products to be styled and staged.
SCOPE // Day of Styling, Sourcing
FLORAL DESIGN + CREATIVE DESIGN
FLOWER BOUQUET COSTUME
MOSCHINO FLORAL PARTY INSPIRED COSTUME
Inspired by the Moschino RTW 2018 Spring Summer Runway show, Lauren created this exuberant, life-sized floral bouquet costume.
The entire costume was handmade, constructed of faux silk flowers, for the head and neck-piece. The dress was made of tulle accessorized with an oversized red ribbon and thigh high green boots to emulate flower stems.
Photography by: Dorothée Brand of Belathée Photography
SCOPE // Concept Design, Construction, Prop and Material Sourcing.
Lodges on Vashon Island Retreat
Lauren was asked to speak about styling and floral arranging at home with the most accessible floral items - foraged branches and greenery and grocery store blooms.
For this event she created a few arrangements using only items foraged from Vashon Island and purchased from the local grocery store.
Photography by: Stephanie Eburah
SCOPE // Material sourcing, flower arranging
Editorial + Commercial Shoots
OCTAVIA & BROWN
Seasonal Look Books
For their 2015 Look Books, Octavia & Brown wanted to showcase their extensive collection of props in an interesting manner. Three seasonal narratives were created through styled vignettes to depict colorful table top, party and photo shoot concepts.
SCOPE // Concept Design, Art Direction, Day of Styling, Floral Design
Liebe Is Jam
Liebe is Jam is a local Brooklyn business with a rich heritage in European comfort cooking. Originally from Germany, the founder and owner Nicole Rutsch, of the jam label turned catering company - Nicole Rutsch Catering, called upon Union Adorn to create a series of styled images to depict the process and creative uses for her homemade jam collection. Through Union Adorn, Lauren collaborated with Starling on Bond, an event design company in Brooklyn to create a colorfully beautiful, spread of the recipe defining ingredients, food, cocktails and of course jams. The results were mouth watering good!
SCOPE // Concept Design and Art Direction, Day of Styling
SPECIAL EVENTS + SEASONAL DECOR
Press Preview SS2015 + FW2015
Working in collaboration with the New York based prop rental company Octavia & Brown, Lauren utilized the O&B collection of props to create three unique narratives for the Pikolinos brand press preview event, held at the Ace Hotel in New York City.
The result was a layered presentation, inspired by the laid-back attitude of the Mediterranean lifestyle, which is influential to the Pikolinos brand.
SCOPE // Concept Design, Day of Styling, Floral Design
SEASONAL DECOR + INTERIOR STYLING
Bergdorf Goodman is famous for decking its halls all out in holiday fashion. The initiative is to create ahead of the trend holiday decor each season, looking to inspire its customers and bring them back from year to year.
Yearly, a new theme was devised with custom holiday decorations, to set the stage from top to bottom, tables to trees for beauty level, main floor and decorative home floor.
SCOPE // Concept Design, Project Management, Installation and Logistics, Floral and Set Design, Prop and Material Sourcing.