Photographer: Mario Barberio @mariobarberiophotos.  Stylist: Julia Perry @juliaperrystyle. Assistant Stylist: Joaquin Aristides Flores @aristidesfashion. Makeup/Hair: Yolanda Halston @yolandahalston. Brow Grooming: Faith Valentine. In all photos Lauren is wearing NV makeup mist (aka spray foundation.) 

For the full Spring 2017 Issue and Lauren's complete interview, please visit http://www.runwaylive.com

Black strapless dress by Olia Zavozina @OliaZavozina. Necklace by Bar USA @lotuz_jakarta. Black heels model's own, by Christian Louboutin @louboutinworld.

'I like to invest in shoes I really love and wear them for years...' - Lauren

Grace plunge corset by Ender Legard @ender_legard.  Black briefs by Agent Provocateur @agentprovocateur.  Bracelet and ring by Charles Albert @charlesalbert_jewelry.

'May 5th my label, Turn Up the Pop, is releasing the remix of American Dream, so please keep your ears out....I'm also filming my next music video....with a much more dramatic vision.' - Lauren 

 

'I consider myself a 'dream pop' artist. I'm inspired by the 60s a bit, always looking to my idol Brigitte Bardot. I write about the feminine perspective on love.' - Lauren

trying out Vital Earbuds at the Beverly Hills Hotel

I was super excited to test out a new earbud on the market, Vital wireless earbuds.  As a musician, I want a high quality listening experience, even when I'm on the go. 

My team and I chose the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel as a location to test the product, and grab some great fashion images while we were at it. I think you'll love the atmosphere and the images we captured! Personally, I love establishment hotels. The Beverly Hills Hotel is an oasis in the city, rich with Hollywood history and nostalgia. 

MIXING MODERN AND CLASSIC

As you can see, these earbuds are athletic and sleek looking.  I like the size: small enough to toss in my handbag, but big enough I won't lose them. And they sound great, too.

CASUAL CHIC

Today's shoot was about a balance between classic and edgy.  It's a formula I love, especially as an Angeleno.  So how to strike the balance?  I took the feminine details of this Rebecca Taylor floral top, and contrasted it with ripped denim shorts by Rag & Bone.  The crisp white of the shorts adds to the hip, yet polished theme. My heels (Christian Louboutin) elevate the look, which felt appropriate for a trip to an old world hotel.  The handbag is by Zadig & Voltaire, a brand I love for their feminine - meets - rocker style.

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The Cabana Cafe is the ideal place to lounge, listen to music and enjoy the day - an oasis in the city. Vital earbuds completed my look and my experience. To learn more about them, visit www.vitalplays.com and follow them on instagram - the_official_vital 

Photography: Kevin Dippold

Hair styling: Dustin von Scott Osborne

Makeup and wardrobe styling: Lauren Carter