With a background in fashion and design , Lauren Trend's aesthetic poetry flows in a way of a world I would love to live in - color tones that match the mood that match the imagination of a space I can feel close to myself and inspired by others in - Wellness is a concept we all hear often, and as time goes on we have begun to understand that wellness is not one form but rather incredibly subjective and inclusive ( or should be ) - "I firmly believe the most important relationship we have in our lives is that with ourselves. This space promotes fostering that relationship above all else. Rituals, resources and references are shared here, with the intention of encouraging self reflection and inspired action." This honest description is what drew me to their site Self Practice. So much more than what to eat and put on your skin, but rather an artistic and conceptual look at how one thinks of wellbeing not just for self but also for others.
In addition to this interview, Lauren collaborated with us for our first ever Holiday Gifting Series, bringing her written word and point of view and giving breath to our products.
Who are you?
Lauren Trend, founder & editor of Self Practice. Self-believed to be nothing if not constantly evolving.
Why do you make your work?
What do you believe in?
Name one thing you say yes to?
And one thing you say no to?
What change would you like to see?
Name one thing that makes you happy?
How would you describe your personal routine ?
Carefully tending to my physical, emotional and creative needs and therefore changing, daily.
Funnily enough, a lawyer. I liked and felt very at home arguing my point. Was painfully precocious.
Can you remember one solid piece of advice you've gotten for the growth of your work ?
Leap before you're ready, know your worth & work only on (entirely) aligned partnerships.
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?
Janaya 'Future' Khan. She is eloquent, action oriented & focused on intersectional inclusivity through her activism. -- @janayaforthefuture