I asked Lauren to tell us a little bit about herself and here’s what she had to say:
“Hello! My name is Lauren Delost. I’m currently located in Florida. I have a BFA in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design. In my professional life I am a Product Developer for collectible figurines. In my personal life I am a music junkie, a fashion & makeup lover, and a huge animal lover (among many other things). My personal style is a bit eclectic, artistic, feminine, vintage-inspired, and fun. I’ve been told ‘Anthropologie meets Audrey Hepburn.’ (Although it is hard to pin down my exact style!) I do agree with Wendy’s motto “Wear What You Want.” I’m a new customer to Wendy’s line who has up until recently been only window shopping, reading Wendy’s fabulous blog, and chatting with her on Twitter.”
I asked Lauren why she bought the bunny earrings and she explained:
“I chose the bunny earrings because a) they’re adorable and I love items with attention to detail. Specifically on these are the sweet little whiskers and the perfect choice of bunny silhouette. It reads as a bunny whether you are close up or viewing the earrings from a distance. And b) because they have a special symbolic significance between me and my boyfriend. Which is a more personal take on the boyfriend jewelry trend that has been a point of discussion recently. No, his name is not ‘Bunny.'”
Ha! Good to know you’re not dating a guy named Bunny, Lauren … mainly because I envision any guy named ‘Bunny’ as being a real badass, biker-gang type of guy. He’d have to grow up tough, like a boy named Sue.
Lauren went on to say:
“The other piece I chose is the ‘Madame Royale’ fleur de lis necklace. I love this piece because I am attracted to anything related to Marie Antoinette (this piece was created in honor of her daughter, Marie-Therese Charlotte.) And also strong female figures from throughout history. Which is a lot of why I’m such a fan of Wendy’s work and her writing/blog. I love how her pieces are grounded in history but are beautifully timeless. I hope someday to be able to add some of her gorgeous luxury pieces to my collection. I highly recommend both pieces!”
Thanks for the kind words, Lauren, as well as for being a great model! If anyone else is interested in Marie Antoinette’s daughter, I recommend the book Marie-Thérèse, Child of Terror by Susan Nagel. It is fascinating reading about the only immediate member of the French royal family to survive the Revolution. Over three years of imprisonment and mistreatment didn’t break Marie-Therese. She emerged as a strong-minded and surprisingly politically adept 17-year-old. Nearly 20 years later, when Napoleon tried to retake France after fleeing exile on Elba, she was so fearless in standing her ground that the general called her “the only man in [her] family.” Badass!