Someone's sitting pretty over at Lauren's work corner!
Sparkly pumps, Harry Potter book and wand, Glossier beauty products, and her go-to sling bag.
Lauren's favorite leather jacket paired with a sequined top; Lauren's arm candy photo bombed by Melo
We caught her online shopping!
Her whole wall was peppered with Instax photos of friends and family while her bedside features a portrait, a few books, and her go-to Glossier beauty products.
Meet Lauren's kids: Yogi and Melo
Lauren with her dog Yogi
It felt like I knew Lauren Young deeper than any other celebrity I have ever interviewed. For one, she generously allowed me to go through her closet, her shoes, her accessories, her photos—her everything, basically. Second, she gave off this aura that allowed us all to feel at home and be comfortable. How many times can you lay around someone’s sofa unless it’s your own or your friend’s, right?
Lauren welcomed us in her humble, yet quirky, abode hours after she got home from taping. After giving us a quick rundown of what she has in her closet, she let us do our thing. While waiting, she simply played with her cute dogs Melo and Yogi, and in between, we caught her browsing through her phone—and she was shopping. No judgment (wink).
Her fashion sensibilities and shopping habits are very much similar to who she is as a person. Lauren is very relaxed, she’s comfortable, she’s super cool, spontaneous, but above all, she’s confident. Lauren is the type of woman who can easily shift from high-tea feminine to laid-back streetwear, and she’ll be able to pull it off.
Raiding Lauren’s closet felt like another world we couldn’t get out off—she just had a. lot. of. clothes. She’s guilty of shopping for items she likes even without trying them on, ending up with a whole section of her closet filled with clothes with their tags still on. Some people even say your closet doubles when you have a sister, but in Lauren’s case it probably, it triples as she shares pieces even with her friends. She pulled out her favorite oversized denim jacket, and after a few seconds she realized it’s something she borrowed from her friend, then she laughed hard. “It’s been five months!”
Right now, I’m currently back in acting again with my newest show on GMA Afternoon Prime, Legally Blind. When I’m not acting, I work behind the scenes with a group of talented individuals from Stronghold MNL, which is a production company that I own with a bunch of friends from DLS-CSB. The newest addition to my schedule is that some of my friends and I are about to start a line of lounge sets, room scents, and candles—so watch out for that!
I really try to keep things simple by staying away from a lot of prints and color. Keeping it basic and simple is key. I don’t really like spending too much time on thinking about what to wear. If it looks good and I’m comfortable then that’s about it.
Comfort before style.
Not so good! (Laughs) I usually end up buying the first thing I see—may it be online shopping or in a store.
The difference is that online shopping is more convenient. It’s less time-consuming and safer to shop online on apps like Shopee since they have a very secure payment method that does not make me worry, plus I don’t have to brave through traffic to get a cute outfit anymore.
Another thing I love about online shopping is that there’s a wider selection of products—I can look for clothes, beauty items, and even gadgets with just one app. It’s also easier to compare products and their prices which helps me finds the best deals while I’m in bed or waiting on set.
Black trousers. They just go with everything and they can work from day to night.
Silver Doc Martens. I felt like I needed to be inside a spaceship for that outfit to ever work.
Not a specific brand but mostly the trend of seeing all these new and young entrepreneurs on Instagram or Shopee, selling their clothes. I love the whole minimalistic style that these brands are selling nowadays and it’s nice to see young designers or entrepreneurs putting their stuff out there!
I invest on basics: trousers, jeans, skirts, tops. Items that I can mix and match and classic pieces that I can wear over and over again. I don’t spend a lot on trendy pieces since they’ll just go out of style eventually.
I usually consult with my stylist Myrrh Lao To to see what best fits me and my personality, as well as the designers. I always see it best to listen to the professionals and then just give my input. Collaboration is always key but Pinterest always helps too. (Laughs)
Kim Kardashian because of her body type and how she always wears clothes that are flattering to her shape.
Wear clothes that make you look and feel good. Plus, don’t waste your money on trendy stuff, you won’t be able to wear them again and again.
Looking at designer bags that are wayyy over my style budget. And probably online shopping!
Pairing up sneakers with everything!
You don’t have to wear styles that everyone else is wearing. Finding a style that suits you and screams you—that’s how you can become authentic and stay true to your style self.
Shopee and anything that has an online shopping feature!
Right now I’m leaning towards Palawan. I’ve been there twice already and I’m planning to go back again this year to explore the other islands! It’s just so picturesque and serene there.
I’m a sucker for hot prawn salad from either Gloria Maris or Din Tai Fung.
Kimi Juan (@kimijuan)—I want live her life full of travel and food, plus she gets to do all these things with her boyfriend! Huhu, I sound like such a stalker. (Laughs)
Kim Kardashian. Don’t judge me.
Video by Two Fold Media
Photos by RG Medestomas
Creative direction by Nimu Muallam
Produced by Jacque De Borja
Assisted by Olivia Estrada
Hair and makeup by Mharcie Puno