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Style Q&A: Lauren Lail

Style Q&A: Lauren Lail
The designer behind Library by Lauren Lail fills us in on her women’s clothing label, personal fashion and beauty essentials, and more

Q: What’s a favorite clothing line for dressing your little ones?
A:
Pieces by Bonpoint are keepsakes—garments you store safely and pass down to your grandchildren. The style is classic and sensible.  

Q: Will you share one of your style secrets?
A:
Less is more. We moved last year, and I really pared down my wardrobe to pieces that I wear and love. It makes getting dressed fun! 

Q: Do you have a go-to lip color?
A:
Chanel’s Rouge Double Intensité in “Tender Beige.” It includes a gloss that looks great on its own or can be layered over the base color to add shine.

Q: What’s new for Library by Lauren Lail? 
A:
I will be creating more see-now, buy-now garments throughout the year instead of large collections for each season. Our brand creates elevated essentials, and this gives our customers the opportunity to add season-less pieces to their wardrobes at any time.

Q: Tell us a few of your favorite Charleston designers and makers.
A:
I love home goods from The Commons—especially the blue glassware from their Shelter Collection—flowers from Flower Shop, and accessories from Proud Mary.

Q: Who inspires your home décor?
A:
I adore Mark D. Sikes’s style [shown above; hear him speak March 18 as part of the Charleston Antiques Show] and love seeing what locals Angie Hranowsky, Abney & Morton Interiors, and McLaurin Parker put together.

Q: What are you coveting for your warm-weather wardrobe?
A:
Every spring, I add a pair of Loeffler Randall sandals to my wardrobe. I especially like their mid-height heels, like this season’s “Clo” mules, for day.