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Merry Christmas! May your holidays be filled with peace, love, joy, and cheer! May you have the opportunity to give back, and may your parties be fun, your trees lush and full, and your fashion, fabulous!

- Lauren
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Visit www.laurenjones.net, the Official Website of Lauren Jones, Model, Actress & Designer, and learn where to shop the brand, Lauren Lorraine, or head straight to the site: www.laurenlorraine.com!

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Lauren Jones Wearing the Lauren Lorraine "Edie" Lace Peep Toe Pump

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Lauren Jones on Instagram @laurenlorrainejones, www.instagram.com/laurenlorrainejones

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Lauren Jones shoots for The Lauren Lauren Shoe Collection. Pictured here: The Lauren Lorraine "Vivian" rhinestone peep toe pump. Sop the collection at www.laurenlorraine.com; join us on facebook at www.facebook.com/laurenlorraineshoes.

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Hi guys! Check out the latest Lauren Lorraine Shoes photo shoot, shot by the amazing photog, Ryan Astamendi, in Hollywood! Featured here is the Lauren Lorraine "Vivian" pump, a dazzling rhinestone peep toe pump with a covered platform and t-strap! Sexy, classy, and so comfortable for all your special occasion needs! Coming soon to retailers nationwide! Shop the current Lauren Lorraine shoe collection online at www.laurenlorraine.com and stay updated at www.facebook.com/laurenlorraineshoes. Follow other career highlights at www.facebook.com/OfficialLaurenJones!

Xo, Lauren

The Power of No: Saying No to Oprah

No. What a powerful word! How do you feel about saying "no" in some situations? I notice that saying "no" to certain people can often be challenging for me. I remember it was incredibly difficult for me when I was younger, and it's still hard for me today, as an adult. Sometimes I find myself saying "yes" when "no" would really be more authentic. Do you ever feel the same way?

Today, I had to decline an incredible offer from O, The Oprah Magazine. I was asked to participate in a follow up photo shoot in New York City - yes, a second opportunity with Oprah, as I have shot for the magazine previously in 2009.

Getting the news of my second opportunity to shoot with O, The Oprah Magazine

However, I have a very important meeting for my shoe line, Lauren Lorraine, scheduled on the same day as the shoot, and I feel it would be irresponsible for me to miss this important meeting. But how could I say "no" to Oprah and her magazine, all about living your best life? Wouldn't most girls cancel everything and jump at the opportunity to fly to New York for a fabulous photo shoot for a magazine that garners 16 million readers ever month? I want to say "yes!" What an incredible opportunity - again!

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My first shoot with O, The Oprah Magazine

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Lauren Jones in O, The Oprah Magazine

Why is saying "no" so challenging? For me, it comes down to a few things. I become anxious that people will get upset or disappointed if I say "no." I feel I might miss an opportunity. I'm also not a huge fan of hearing "no" myself, so being the one saying it can often be challenging. I consider myself to be a "yes" person and pride myself on being open minded, willing, and ready to say "yes", especially when I see a great opportunity - like Oprah calling me for a photo shoot in New York! "No" sometimes seems like a failure, weakness, or, overall, just negative.

Saying "no", however, is an important aspect to living a balanced and authentic life. Our ability to say "no" with confidence can allow us to have peace and feel powerful over our life decisions. "No" is not about being negative, but is rather about creating healthy boundaries, honoring ourselves, and sometimes even honoring other commitments we have made previously.

Feeling overwhelmed or stressed can often be a reflection that you haven't said "no" when you needed to. When we don't say "no" in an authentic way we often end up feeling burdened, resentful, and even victimized (even when we are responsible, having said "yes" in the first place).

Saying "no" has real consequences and we may even upset or disappoint others. We may even be disappointed ourselves! We may also have a significant amount of fear about saying "no" to certain people, like our boss or a friend, or in certain situations, such as at work or with clients, or, I don't know, when Oprah comes calling?

However, there is power in using "no" to your benefit. Being able to confidently, and kindly, say "no" can create freedom - and may even open up the possibility for other opportunities. Most importantly, being able to say "no" with honesty and compassion, we are actually honoring and appreciating ourselves.

- Lauren Jones

Fall Fashion & Accessories I am loving for 2013

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Jacket, Top and Pants: Club Monaco. Purse: Louis Vuitton. Sunglasses: Ray Ban. iphone Cover: Kate Spade.

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Handbag: White Hermes Birkin Bag, 35
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Rich fabrics showcasing delicate patterns and intricate overlays, seen with this BCBG dress, are perfect for transitioning from work to cocktail hour. For working hours, pair with a blazer and Lauren Lorraine pumps.

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Classic Chanel color with gold hardware, a more "sporty" look, according the sales lady at Chanel in Dallas, TX.

It's September 4th, 2013, and the warm summer season is coming to a close. I can already feel the morning air getting a bit more brisk and have noticed the school buses carrying students off to fall classes. Oh summer, don't go! But, the cyclical change that converts the leaves from a vibrant green hue to newly colored golden and amber tones, like new fashion, brings great aesthetic pleasure and ambiance - change being just one of the many thrilling aspects of the encroaching fall season. While designing for the upcoming season, I daydream about all the rich new textured fabrics, over-sized off-the-shoulder sweaters, leather trimmed leggings, fresh shoe collections, like our latest Lauren Lorraine sampling, and pairing each of these exciting new fashions with timeless handbags, like those from Chanel. My favorite Chanel is the classic flap in black caviar with gold hardware. And let's not forget the excitement over the "The Birkin Bag", pictured above.

This fall 2013 season, I'm loving Club Monaco, Chanel, Ray Ban, Lauren Lorraine, BCBG, and Kate Spade. What's on your fall fashion 2013 "must have" list?

- Lauren
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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

- Lauren
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I hope you guys are enjoying a fabulous summer!

I wanted to share a few of my favorite "must have" items for this upcoming fall 2013.

My first essential items are the Lauren Loraine Luna flats, with lucite, metallic, and jade and coral details, paired with my favorite Celine edge tote in bag in camel - classic and chic.


Next, we move to Chanel. You can't go wrong with one in each color! I will pair my Chanel bags with one of my favorite peep toe pumps, Lauren Lorraine Candy in black or jade, depending on the overall OOTD
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Chanel jewelry goes perfectly with all the Lauren Lorraine pumps and flats, so pair accordingly for a chic, timeless look.


 
I also have a major fashion fixation on rich jewel tone hues for the fall, so of course, the Hermes Birkin in teal goes perfectly with the Lauren Lorraine Candy in jade.


And last, a colorful pinwheel of a few of my favorites from the current Lauren Lorraine shoe collection! Something chic for everyone.

Shop Lauren Lorraine online at the official website: LaurenLorraine.com.

Enjoy!
Lauren Jones, Model, Actress and Designer, as Cheyenne in The Expendables opposite Mickey Rourke; a Lions Gate feature film

Here is a screen shot from my last feature film where I played "Cheyenne" in The Expendables. I had the opportunity to work with some really famous faces: Mickey Rourke, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, and more. It was a blast!

Here are a few more screen shots:


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Lauren Lorraine Jones, Designer and Model, poses for a Bridal Photo Shoot
Every girl (or almost every girl, as I don't want to write in absolutes) wants to be a bride at some point in life, or at the very least, she can appreciate the excitement and glamor that goes into the creation of being a fabulous bride, complete with every perfect detail from the dress, to the hair and makeup, and finally, the shoes. She must have the perfect shoes to complete the look. And I don't mean any run of the mill looking bride, I am referring to a knock out, drop dead gorgeous, one of a kind bride - a princess - on her wedding day. So, with all of this in mind, the Lauren Lorraine Bridal Collection was created. The satins, the finest. The rhinestones, brilliant. The colors, palettes of the most exciting hues. All for the Lauren Lorraine bride. View the collection here: Lauren Lorraine Bridal Collection.

Xx

- Lauren
Recently, I was asked which job, of all the many modeling and acting jobs I have procured, has been my favorite. I look back and think they have all been extraordinary experiences, but one of my most memorable times was my work with Bob Barker on The Price is Right. It was a fun, fast paced environment, and the people were great to work with. I miss my time there for sure! But now, on to new things! #LaurenLorraineShoes Xx

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Lauren Jones, model and shoe designer, modeling on the TV game show, The Price is Right with Bob Barker

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Thank you so much for stopping by! Xo, Lauren

Thank you so much for stopping by! Xo, Lauren
Lauren Lorraine Jones, Co-Founder & CCO of Lauren Lorraine Shoes