August 6th, 2014
This year has been epic. Which is one way of explaining why I haven’t updated this place for a while. My business has taken off, I’m shooting all the time, I’m having to say no to jobs, something I thought would never happen. I’m so grateful. I’m getting to travel, I’m working with really talented people, I have a rep! And also I am tired. And in the throes of expanding my business and figuring out what I want the next chapter to look like.
I just got back from a trip down to my dad’s house in baja. The trip helped me slow down and pull focus on what makes me feel good, not just what makes me efficient. And I miss sharing bits about my life here. So many of you have been with me since I was only a blogger, when I booked my first New York Times job and then when I started really making a living as a photographer.
This is also the only place (well, besides instagram) that I have total control over my images and have the freedom to share outtakes, fun moments, mistakes etc. It’s also a place where I can rest for a second and be thoughtful. So I’m going to post a little more often. I want to share some of the things I’ve done this year: places I’ve gone, things I’ve shot. I’m proud of how far I’ve come and want to make sure I acknowledge that journey for myself instead of getting wrapped up too badly in the day to day anxieties and unknowns.
But if you don’t hear from me, you can always check my instagram feed.
April 24th, 2014
LA Friends! Come hang out with me this thursday May 1st from 6-8 at the Madewell at the Americana. We’ll be celebrating the new Spring looks with drinks, treats and tunes by my own Jeff. Stop by and say hi, I’ll help you pick some new looks out and also we can just hang out. Special bonus: if you spend $125 or more you get 20% off plus the first 15 people that spend will get one of my posters to take home! Hope to see you there!
(Also p.s. I just changed my social media from @ljoliet to my full name @laurejoliet. It should all happen automatically if you already follow me, but just in case this is a heads up.)
January 28th, 2014
You can still find giant black and white posters of my work in my shop but now, for a limited time you can also buy one of 2 GIANT COLOR posters over in Debbie Carlo’s shop. Debbie is a hero of mine so this is a big deal for me. Get all the details over in her shop. (There’s a deal if you buy both, FYI).
January 7th, 2014
A little nod to my favorite shoe and big part of my shoot uniform, the slip on bensimon. I’ve worn them since I was a little girl and recently they’ve taken me all over the place. Some of the spots we’ve gone together (all from my instagram): San Francisco, Mexico, Hawaii, Boston, New York, the desert, Vegas, Portland, Paris, Provence, on my daily walks and all over LA. (Follow me on instagram!) Here’s to more travel for everyone in 2014.
And for good measure, a couple of candids of yours truly thanks to Michelle Pullman.
p.s. Me on the left with my cousins climbing the gate of a medieval castle in france, bensimons in place.
If you’re in paris, buy bensimons at Autour du Monde, otherwise in LA you can find them at Poketo and Individual Medley and online at Madewell. Also, totally wasn’t paid for this.
November 14th, 2013
Epic travel recently including a 36 hour trip to honolulu. I was up before the sun both days and it was so quiet and full of magic. I tried to soak up every second of it. Find me on instagram to see this all unfold in real time. @ljoliet.
November 4th, 2013
Spectacular 3 day get away. Rainy on the way up, like this the whole drive back. Just magic.
October 27th, 2013
I recently started collaborating with Alissa on a series of stories for the new york times T Magazine. I’m really proud of these stories because 1) it means collaborating with Alissa, a friend and a writer whom I admire, 2) we’re covering very east side LA specific people and businesses which fills me with LA pride.
The most recent story is about another collaboration: between catering and party planning masters, Heirloom LA and style mavens and shop owners, Poketo and the street food event they threw recently. Read the whole story here.