Lauren Brain | The Cut and Paste: Curated Collection


Living in Melbourne, but originally from the beaches of NSW, Lauren Brain is the creator of fashion and beauty blog, The Cut and Paste. A radio journalist and newsreader by day, Lauren mixes her passion for fashion with her background as a writer, in sourcing the latest fashion trends, news and images for her blog. You’ll also find her thoughts in a monthly fashion and lifestyle column for Furst Media’s nationally-distributed magazine, Fashion Journal.

As a leading source for what’s trending in the world of fashion, we were ecstatic to get Lauren’s take on what’s hot when it comes to eyewear. To see what styles Lauren can’t get enough of, we collaborated to create The Cut and Paste curated collection which includes Lauren’s favourite frame styles from

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

Shop the Style: Derek Cardigan 7004 Ice

Shop the Style: Derek Cardigan 7012 Brown Tortoiseshell

Shop the Style: Derek Cardigan 7028 Black

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,

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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