Lauren Brain | The Cut and Paste: Curated Collection

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For our next curated collection, we bring you a glimpse into the life of Lauren Brain, creator of the fashion and beauty blog, The Cut and Paste all the way from Australia. Currently located in Melbourne, Lauren is a radio journalist and newsreader by day and writes for The Cut and Paste by night sourcing the latest fashion trends, news and images for her blog. You can also catch her thoughts in Fashion Journal, Furst Media’s nationally-distributed magazine.

We were excited to team up with Lauren to get her take on what’s hot in eyewear as she is a leading source for what’s trending in the fashion world. We present to you The Cut and Paste curated collection showcasing some of her favourite glasses styles from ClearlyContacts.ca.

When asked to describe her favourite glasses style, Lauren states…

“I always go for the same type of glasses – usually quite heavy frames in angular shapes and darker colours; black, brown, tortoiseshell. I’ve tried many pairs of clear frames in the past but they’re never worked for me as well as these Derek Cardigan frames. I get compliments every time I wear them!”


Lauren’s Glasses Style



The Inside Scoop


Name: Lauren Brain

Occupation: Full-time radio journalist & newsreader, part-time fashion blogger

By day you can find me: Up very very early for the breakfast shift on Nova100 (Melbourne), then working from home on my site, thecutandpaste.com.

And by night: In bed, probably!

My go-to accessory is: A wide-brimmed fedora or fistful of rings and bracelets.

My favourite season for fashion is: Summer! I grew up on the beach and love nothing more than easy, casual, summer fashion over tanned limbs on sunny days.

If I could turn back time and live in a different era, I’d choose the: Pastel hues of Miami in the 1950s – I’ve been watching a bit of ‘Magic City’ – the costumes, hair and makeup and scenery is incredible.

For creative inspiration, I: Read blogs, mags and trawl instagram/tumblr for beautiful images, or look to the streets. People are the greatest indication of trends coming and going.

Glasses style I love: Big and bold. The glasses I wear are usually quite angular – with heavy frames. I never try to hide my glasses, they always stand out!

Three things I must have in my work space: 1. Earl Grey tea 2. Fresh flowers 3. A stack of fashion magazines for inspiration (and procrastination!)

The book I couldn’t put down was: Tina Fey’s ‘Bossypants’. I love clever, witty and funny writing and this was my recent holiday read.

I’m most proud of: Being chosen as one of the faces of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival in 2012. Six regular Melbournians known for their different takes on stye were chosen to front the campaign.

If I could, I would raid Nicole Richie’s closet and take EVERYTHING!! Designer and vintage, shoes, accessories… she’s got such individual style that I admire. There’s not an outfit of hers I’m not in love with.

Photo credit: Aubrey Devin

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