Tuesday, September 3, 2013

we all have the ocean inside us - shantaram

“Our life, it probably began inside of the ocean. About four thousand million years ago. And for almost all of tha long time, all the living things were water things, living inside the sea. Then a few hundred million years ago, maybe a little more – just a little while, really, in the big history of the earth – the living things began to be living on the land as well. But in a way you can say that after leaving the sea, after all those millions of years of living inside of the sea, we took the ocean with us. When a woman makes a baby, she gives it water, inside her body, to grow in.That water inside her body is almost exactly the same as the water of the sea. It is salty, by just the same amount. She makes a little ocean, in her body. And not only this. Our blood and our sweat, they are both salty, almost exactly like the water from the sea is salty. We carry oceans inside of us. And we are crying the oceans, in our tears.”
-From Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

photo recap of the last 3 weeks!

in the past 3 weeks i have been around the world and back.
ny- germany-ny-brasil-sweden-ny-sweden-ny

my brother david came to NYC for a couple days which was the first time ive seen him in one year and 8 months so that was AWESOME.

fashion week castings started today. i arrived in NY from stockholm at noon and by 2pm i was showered and off running in the rain to the 6 castings. i made 5 of 6. 

last weekwend we went back to playland motel in rockaway beach 
for some final summer fun and disco dancing.

birds on a wire
girls on a runway

the williamsburg watch

Deca admiring her nail salon. 

subway selfie 

sleepless in stockholm. jetlag punched me in the face when i flew 
last minute to Stockholm from brasil. Dusk in stockholm.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hi this is Lauren, for Bubbleroom!

Marrakech Photo Diary

I went to Morocco for three days at the end of January to shoot two editorials for a magazine based in Milan, F Moda. I went with one of my favorite photographer teams, the beautiful talented couple Andoni & Arantxa! The amazing styling was by Monica Rodegher assisted by Angelica Torelli. Make up by Marina D'Andrea and hair by Armando Cherillo. 

The first two nights we stayed inside the Medina of Marrakech at a Riad Dar Darma which was amazing. We shot the first editorial on the terrace of the riad under the hot moroccan sun. 

 We had our sunny lunch break on the terrace with home cooked meats and fresh salads, it was absolutely delicious! 

Best dessert ever....

The wardrobe room looked like an amazing vintage closet, all the creamy whites and safari khakis... amazing styling for the first shooting!!

 We walked around after the shooting having a look at all the beautiful things to buy and all the spices and oils and leathers and lights! Had some mint tea overlooking the Plaza de Yamaa el Fna.

wanted to buy all of them....

 the beautiful magical Andoni & Arantxa having their morning coffee

 The next morning we left the Medina and went to another hotel, The Taj Palace!

Monica, Martina, Aranxta & Angelica

Of course we were flipping out when we arrived to the next location, and we were greeted by roses falling from the ceiling, it was magical! We were greeted with cute little bracelets and delicious mint tea!

 And a cold moroccan beer of course!

 Unbelievably gorgeous hotel, and there was no one there! It was the soft opening, meaning its opened for only few guests, we we were free to roam around and view everything even the master princess suites! This is also the same hotel where they filmed the second Sex and The City movie.

 My room! I felt like a princess i was jumping up and down of excitement! 

My bathroom!

 The view from the room's terrace overlooking the hot hot desert. 

The lobby/library room! 

Now for the photos we shot while we were in these amazing locations!