After gaining a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies) from UQ (via half a Law degree), Lauren began to sew regularly and decided to change her career path.
Always having had a keen interest in the arts, she spent the next year improving her self-taught skills; most notably completing work experience at Queensland Theatre Company working on 1930s show Design for Living and Opera Queensland on a militaristic Othello. This work clarified her interest in costuming, and she was soon accepted to NIDA.
A long-time fangirl of director Jane Campion, this year Lauren relished the opportunity to learn from incredible industry professionals; while assisting the buyers and extras standby on the series Top of the Lake: China Girl. As this was a contemporary show, for her second secondment Lauren hopes to be placed in a workroom for a historical or fantasy film, here in Sydney or abroad. Ideally she would love to expand her research project focus of leatherwork and fabric printing, but she enjoys all aspects of costuming.
In the near future, Lauren would love to work in the U.S.A., but for the moment is looking forward to cutting her teeth here in Sydney.