May 17, 2013
We are not created equal….in size that is.

So I thought I’d share some of my designs on Tumblr for everyone to see, and tell you about my aesthetic as well. I design for the body. I design so that the clothing will look good on any shape, size, and make you confident to rock what you think your best feature is. I think having a healthy body is key but what is healthy to one person isn’t necessarily the same to everyone. Personally I have thicker thighs from running, walking and climbing. I also have a bit of a pooch, and a bigger tush. I’m 5’2 with a tiny waist, and yet I can’t fit in Abercrombie and Fitch or American Eagle comfortably.  Bodies are meant to be loved and admired, not judged and hated. We can change them or let them be, that should be up to us and no one else’s standards of beautiful.

Getting back to my designs, however, I prefer to design with elastic waist lines and other tips and tricks that make the garments comfortable for the wearer. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought my size in a skirt and had the zippered waist line cut into my stomach! Of course our teachers don’t like that at school because it is not polished enough or as put together as a zipper or button, but I know what fills the majority of my closet. The issue with buttons and zippers and waist lines to me is that small, medium and large are not made to fit the ranges of those sizes. They are meant to fit the standard size of small, or the standard size of large. With elastic you fit everything in between small and medium. You fit the girl with bigger thighs, or a larger rear end. You fit the girl with the tiny washboard stomach or stick thin hips. That is what is important to me. 

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May 14, 2013
The Never Ending: An Introduction

The Never Ending Passion

I’ve been here before more times than I can count. Tumblr has been an amazing experience in just the fact that it is such a welcoming niche unlike any other that I’ve experienced. That is why I wanted to share my story here with such a lush community. I like to think of myself as a creator. I enjoy using two of my favorite tools, my imagination and hands, in bringing about something special and unique. Right now my newest creation is one that I have high hopes for: The Never Ending.

 

Before I get into all the aspects of The Never Ending, I wanted to introduce myself to any and all who may be reading this. I am Lauren Elise, a twenty one year old Fashion Design student residing in Massachusetts. I’ve been actively pursuing design since high-school where I was Assistant Costume designer for the school plays and musicals. Besides designing I’m equally interested in photography, film, and the art of words. With such creative pursuits inspiration makes up a pretty big chunk of my life from tiny details to the bigger pieces of ideas. Since I was a little girl I’ve been inspired by nature. The complex reality of it, the continuous beauty, and the idea of endless surprises, it all inspires me to be ever evolving. I’m especially inspired by water and its wonderful fluidity and all the glittering treasures hidden in the depths. Nature provides for us a lot of things that we can either take advantage of, or use to create something bigger. It’s a choice we all get to make as humans, and I for one have chosen my side in it. That is where the name for The Never Ending came in.

 

What is The Never Ending? The Never Ending is my label for fashion, photography and art. I don’t believe any of these three items are exclusive to themselves, and The Never Ending incorporates them all into an actual life-style for my reader and customer, something that I believe is beneficial in this day and age. The brand is in its earliest phases now and what this blog is offering is an inside view of what I am trying to create for myself and supporters. As time goes by I will be sharing a lot of news, tips, and just trying to establish an overall environment for my work as I strive purposely on towards my goals of taking The Never Ending on to new heights and wonderful places. That is why I am so happy to invite anyone and everyone on this journey with me.

Welcome, and I hope that you enjoy yourselves while here in my blog.

Lauren Elise

 

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