Sunday, January 16, 2011


Oh dear, finally I've made it back to the online world.
Sorry I've been so distant, It's been crazy busy around my place.
On the up side I've been setting up the business and did a big shop for vintage items a few days ago, it's been a long time since I've gone hunting for vintage fabrics, it was super fun and super rewarding...I can't wait to show you all what I've created.

Something you may not know about me is last year I won a pin up competition, I get to be the face of Bexterity Pin up Photography for a year, lucky me!
It is so much fun, I help with taking photos for the website, going to markets and events and chatting to clients, and promoting whenever I can.
Bexterity is by far the best Pin up Photographer in all of Australia, the extent of costumes, scenes and ideas that come out of that place is amazing! The photos are very professional and the over all experience is super fun and rewarding!
The shoots are the most fun, here are a few of my favourite shoots.

(the next three are from a "Green, Gorey and Gorgeous" theme I did, I got painted up half day of the dead, half pin up perfection...One of my all time favourite scenes) 

If you live in Australia, specifically Sydney, you should definitely consider having a shoot done, 
Bex does tours to Brisbane and Melbourne every year as well, So you don't have to miss out!
There are so many other gorgeous girls on her website, have a look :)

Lots of love, Miss Lauren Belle XOX

Monday, January 10, 2011

time is ticking.

There are only 304 days left till my wedding, gasp!
I can be the most un organised person sometimes, so even this great length of time scares me.
I've been having dreams about the day of the wedding day only it goes ahead only with what I've organised so far, and as un likely as the occurrence will be, it still leaves me waking up stressing.

There are a few things I am sure of though.
I've picked my colour combination - a little advice for anyone planning a wedding - always pick three colours.
Two mains and a highlight. It will give the over all look a lot of depth and distinctiveness.
Here are my choices:
My first choice was blue, and instead of combining it with harsh black I chose a softer grey, teamed with highlights of orange - I'm in heaven!

Another thing I'm head over heels for is mis matched bridesmaid dresses.
I've had a crush on this photo since I got engaged some 2 years ago.
I love how the fabric is all the same colour, yet the designs are different, different hair styles, different accessories...this is exactly what I want.
I've seen mismatched bridesmaid dresses become more popular over time, which is never a bad thing when searching for inspiration.

(I wish I could have our colour combo including purple - It's my fiancee's favourite colour)

(stockings - CUTE)

can't wait to take one of these shots !


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Project Restyle Week 1.

This year has gotten off to a good start!
Good times with good friends, relaxing with my favourite book and I've been super productive.
Here's my first project restyle piece. 



There is a super cute Anglicare warehouse in Summer Hill, NSW that lets you buy second hand clothing in bulk. But they also have pre packaged goodies such as huge bags of doilies, lace, crochet items...and that's where I found the gorgeous crochet flowers, I've been meaning to turn them into something pretty for months. I'm pretty happy with my little crochet wreath.

If you don't know about Project Restyle, Visit the link:

If you're apart of Project Restyle I'd love to see the things you've come up with
LOVE miss lauren belle xx

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


exciting news, 
Tonight I'm registering my new business name. I had one I was kind of using for a while, but I hadn't quite fallen in love with it. 
Now, i'm completely in love and ready to roll!
First step is my online store. I'm planning to launch late January, Online shopping is one of my favourite pastimes, it's so comfortable and easy.

My online store will be the perfect blend of vintage, kitsch, edge, feminine, modern, DIY, home wares, beautiful artworks and delicious must have pieces.

I want to showcase beautiful original designers, vintage pieces, handmade precious items and eventually my own creations.
Here are some things inspiring me right now...

peace xx