Hi there! I’m Laurén.

I’m a self-taught artist who traded a decade-long career of entertainment publicity to become a painter.

I started hand-painting vintage leather jackets; transforming the discarded and forgotten into wearable, usable art, but that quickly grew into a business of hand-painted leather anything. Clutches, wallets, headphones, luggage tags, you name it. Leather is still my specialty, but if it can hold paint, I can paint on it.

I take on projects big and small; from custom bridal pieces and made-to-order painted jackets to full service branded events and on-the-spot personalization. Past clients include Lululemon, Kiehl’s, Stoli, Schott NYC, Bravo, Velvet by Graham & Spencer, Philosophy, Vera Bradley, Lifetime Network and Master & Dynamic.

Whether you’re looking for a rad, one-of-a-kind vintage jacket, a custom keepsake or a full suite of hand-painted items for a premiere party or product launch, I’m your gal.

Follow along with my in-progress leather pieces & life in Venice, California on instagram, shop on etsy and for everything else, get in touch: onceuponalauren@gmail.com




*Photos by Elizabeth Hand*