Meet Lauren Nikrooz
ON HER MORNING ROUTINE
My morning routine, more often than not, consists of an early call time - usually a shower and espresso then out the door!
on discovering her passion for production design
I went to art school for 7 years! I always knew I wanted to work in film in some capacity and art has always been my main focus. I came to do an internship in NY when was I was 17 at a production company...on my lunch break I found a book in the film section of Barnes and Noble on production design, and knew that it was exactly what I wanted to do!
RADA was a pretty great experience that I appreciate more in hindsight probably. It’s run in the same way as three rep theatres. We worked so, so hard 6 days a week from 10-10, I had some pretty fantastic teachers.
on her personal style
I like opening ceremony, they have a good mix of new and cool designers. I’ve always worn a lot of vintage - in New York I especially love Procell and Narnia. In LA I like Tried and True for good vintage streetwear.
on her haircare routine
For hair I really like to use Redken Control Addict 28, Big Sexy Hair Root Pump, Design Essentials Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Milk Souffle, and DevaCurl One Condition Delight Weightless Waves Conditioner.
on her beauty routine
I travel a lot so my beauty routine is relatively basic- anything dermologica or most brands from Wholefoods. I use Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum, Juice Beauty Organic Treatment Oil, Juice Beauty Antioxidant Moisturizer, SanRe Eye Candy Eye Cream, Dermalogica Special Cleansing Ge
on Lucky Kunst
Lucky Kunst is one of my favorites because it’s about English Artists coming up through Art school to who they are now - Chapman Brothers, Tracey Emin. Would probably make me feel a little homesick if I read it again now - but not enough to move back quite yet!
on her favorite scent
Im a huge fan of anything Comme Des Garcons. I like their unisex scents, things quite earthy - I don’t like anything that smells girly. I really like their Comme des Garçons Women's Wonderwood Eau de Parfum
on her favorite art books
I’m constantly buying art books as reference...Ukraine Youth is by one of my good friends Daniel King. I find his work super inspiring as he manages to capture elements of reality really beautifully. I think that translates into set and my work so importantly, especially creating a sense of realism thats not too contrived. Sometimes with music videos and editorial its just about finding that one cool prop, like the dead frozen octopus I got from the fish market in chinatown-that inspiration came from my Araki Teller book for sure!
lauren's favorite books
Daniel King: Ukraine Youth by Daniel King, Araki Teller, Teller Araki by Juergen Teller & Araki Nobuyoshi, Marcelo Krasilcic: 1990s by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz & Marcelo Krasilcic, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things by J.T. LeRoy, Post Office by Charles Bukowski, Lucky Kunst: The Rise and Fall of Young British Art by Gregor Muir
lauren's favorite places IN new york city
For coffee: Irving Farm Coffee Roasters