Hello! My name is Lauren, also known as LaLa. I am a multifaceted young professional on a quest to further my modeling career as well as expand my experience, knowledge, and network in the fashion industry. I welcome you with open arms to a glimpse into my world.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, I was always a girl of big dreams, aspirations, and a deep passion for the things I love. I dreamed of a career in the fashion capital of the world for as long as I could remember and promised myself that I would make those dreams come true. Directly after high school, I studied fashion merchandising with a focus in marketing for three and a half years in college, finishing a semester ahead of schedule. During my time at IUP, I produced multiple social events on campus, such as an alum award show, fashion show, charitable Pittsburgh Steelers autograph signing, and an arena concert starring hip hop artist, Fabolous, at the close of my college career.
One month after receiving a BS in Fashion Merchandising from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, at 22, I immediately packed my bags and moved to NYC in pursuit of a career in fashion and modeling. I got my start as a press and e-commerce intern for luxury swimwear designer, Melissa Odabash. I have gained PR and event coordinating experience through various employment and freelance work, as well as volunteer opportunities at NYFW with UCOF and Nolcha Events. After months of putting my modeling dreams on hold to focus on my career in fashion, I got back infront of the camera and started shooting again to build my portfolio. Soon after I was signed to MMG in NYC.
I would love to share my journey with you all, in which my page serves as that expressive outlet. My portfolio is a visual exploration of my creative evolution through a camera lens. I have had the pleasure of working with talented photographers to help me create and express my vision as well as explore my love for art and photography. My blog, Lipstick Lattes, is a representation of my day to day experiences. Here I will get more personal, allowing you all to get to know me and my journey. I will share lifestyle and fashion posts, career related content, BTS of my photoshoots, things that captivate my interest, and life through my eyes!
I am a big advocate in following your dreams, doing what makes you happy, and loving the life you live! We have one life here on this beautiful planet earth, why not live it to the fullest?! As I share my journey, I hope to inspire others that nothing is beyond your reach if you just have faith, believe in yourself, and work hard to the best of your ability. I have been told no, turned away, and let down numerous times. It's not what knocks you down that matters, but how you pick yourself up and keep going!
Clear Vision Marketing Group LLC
New York Model Management Group
Aqua Model Management
DOB: 1.8.1992 | Height: 5'6" | Chest: 34B | Waist: 26" | Hips: 38" | Dress: 4/6 | Shoe: 9 | Hair: Black | Eyes: Brown | Ethnicity: African American, Native American, German, Irish