madewell event : come say hi

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.)

guest artist color prints

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).

new work: kelly lamb studios for remodelista

January 26th, 2014

Had an amazing day discovering this hidden gem in silver lake. Stay tuned for more pictures of the studio. For now hop on over to remodelista for a tour through ceramicist Kelly Lamb’s beautiful home.

the year in bensimons

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.

san francisco, briefly

November 16th, 2013

The road, the show, the hotel.

hawaii, briefly

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.

big sur

November 4th, 2013

Spectacular 3 day get away. Rainy on the way up, like this the whole drive back. Just magic.

new work: Heirloom + Poketo for T Magazine

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.

german glamour

October 27th, 2013

In a surprising turn, German Glamour featured me as one of their favorite bloggers, alongside the likes of Dabito! They rightly chose Tracy’s house as the big spread. Love that house.And thanks to Michelle Pullman for taking a photo of me even though my face does weird things when a camera is pointed at it.

wonderful simple things

October 19th, 2013

Hi. I’m spending less time around here since I started working on an updated portfolio and launched my posters (I love seeing them in other people’s spaces, like Lisa’s and Erin’s!). I’m also trying, with varying degrees of success, to disconnect from the computer and the internet every once in a while. For some perspective. For some quiet. For some rest.

I’m filling the well in other ways. Like reading. I’m reading Swimming Studies and loving it. I just finished A Hologram for the King” and wasn’t disappointed. I’m a dave eggers fan, though, so there’s that. In the queue are The Pale King by David Foster Wallace and Just Kids, Patti Smith’s Memoir. Reading is fun.

I’m walking more. Attempting to sleep more. And thinking about what things might be ahead. What other things I might want to do, creative and otherwise. Lots of questions and the space around them to wait for an answer.

I’m thinking about simple ways I can be nice to myself. Simple things that make me feel full. I’m not much of a shopper but I got myself new jeans. They are part of my shooting uniform, along with the only shoes I wear and simple tees. Having a functional uniform for shoot days is something that gives me enormous peace of mind. It’s the little things.

I have also been loving lily stockman’s thoughtful blog.