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First Look! 50 Ways to Wear a Scarf Trailer

Can you believe it? They make book promo videos these days.

I want to thank Nic Weinfeld, the director, for making my life seem way cooler than it actually is, and all my beautiful DC friends for helping out and looking so fly on camera.

If you’re interested, here’s a link to the song.

And have you bought 50 Ways to Wear a Scarf yet? Head to Amazon, or may I also suggest heading to your friendly local bookstore and asking them to order you a copy.

Inside the Making of 50 Ways to Wear a Scarf



Have you bought your copy of 50 Ways to Wear a Scarf yet??

Honestly, it’s a scary time for me. This book just lived in my head and in my journal for the past year and a half, and now it’s time to share it with the world.




I’m not joking when I say that while writing it, I actually forgot that anyone would read it besides me and my editor.

When I opened the real, live book for the first time and read the introduction, I felt such a wave of embarrassment! It was like reading my private journals out loud. Or like being in that dream where you show up in front of class and you forgot your clothes.

Truth be told, the whole thing started in my black Moleskine.



Everything: the outline, the words, the sketches, every plan for every outfit and every scarf and every manic little note I every yelled at myself. Everything.

No surprise here, I just think better with a pencil in my hand!

50 Ways to Wear a Scarf is available NOW on and wherever books are sold.

Holy crap.


50 Ways to Wear a Scarf, by Lauren Friedman.

So, here’s the big news. For the past year, I have labored through the formidable task of writing and illustrating a book, which is now available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound. It is called 50 Ways to Wear a Scarf, and I am incredibly overwhelmed and grateful to have had the […]

LF for Tote Magazine


(image source: Rachel Parker for Tote Magazine)

I have a lot of opinions when it comes to choosing a career path, or a major, or just feeling like you’re on the right path… so when Shelby, the editor of Tote - a magazine for college girls – hit me up for an interview, I did not hesitate to say yes. If you asked me what I would be doing when I graduated from college, there is absolutely no way in hell I would give you an answer that reflects today’s truth.

Please click here to enjoy the latest back-to-school issue. I’m so happy with how the piece turned out, and very thankful to be asked to grace the cover.


The Politics of Pretty: AM to PM


Hi, remember me!? (I missed you.)

Although I  never draw my face here on My Closet in Sketches, I obviously still think about what it looks like in the real world. I was thrilled when Kara, of the blog Politics of Pretty, asked to feature me in her regular series AM to PM. When it comes to presenting an image of ourselves to others, beauty is as seminal as fashion – preach! – and I really do consider that every time I step up to the getting-ready-plate. Head on over to Politics of Pretty and check out the piece!

And it’s good to be back.