Read the Q & A below to learn more about Laurel...
Who are you?
Laurel Smith of Ooh La La Vintage.
What do you do?
I spend my days hunting for treasure in op shops and fixing up vintage clothing to sell online.
What would your dream job be?
I think I am doing it! I want to keep growing and expanding my business and compliment it with other creative projects - like the vintage inspired fashion range that my boyfriend and I are currently working on!
Three things that inspire you?
- Creative people doing what they love.
- Books. Books. Books. (Reading is life people!)
- My friends.
Top five songs currently on your playlist?
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Rabbit Fur Coat - Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins
Imagine - John Lennon
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
These Boots Are Made for Walking - Nancy Sinatra
(I have most of these on vinyl but am still on the hunt for Crazy!)
Who is your style inspiration?
I am obsessed with the 60s and adore Jane Birkin, Marianne Faithful, Pattie Boyd and Anna Karina. I take modern day inspiration from style blogs - a few favorites include The Snail & The Cyclops, Esme and the Lane Way, A Cat of Impossible Color and Sally Jane Vintage.
Why did you want to work with gran's loose change?
I love the philosophy behind gran's loose change and the thought of collaborating with creatives with a similar vision to my own is beyond exciting!
Best advice you've ever been given?
Follow your dreams no matter what.