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My name is Lauren Harding.
I can find beauty in every day, in every occasion and every place.
I appreciate the small things (and the big things too).
I'm a hopeful romantic...
I believe that music is a God given gift that should never be wasted or taken for granted
and it will forever have my heart.
<3 amore
SO amazing&#8230; I&#8217;m obsessed with pastel hair. I want to do a rainbow of it on my own head.

SO amazing… I’m obsessed with pastel hair. I want to do a rainbow of it on my own head.

(Source: willisyork, via welovepastelhair)

I&#8217;m headed to Hogwarts!! No it&#8217;s not April Fools, we are at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!!  (Taken with instagram)

I’m headed to Hogwarts!! No it’s not April Fools, we are at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!! (Taken with instagram)

Roboto Glitter Lens, Float Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic

Roboto Glitter Lens, Float Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic

Almost at Sacred Grounds! Beautiful sunset &lt;3 (Taken with instagram)

Almost at Sacred Grounds! Beautiful sunset <3 (Taken with instagram)

Also my beautiful mother when she was my age &lt;3  (Taken with instagram)

Also my beautiful mother when she was my age <3 (Taken with instagram)

My movie star grandparents on their wedding day! (not really movie stars but they sure do look like it!) &lt;3 (Taken with instagram)

My movie star grandparents on their wedding day! (not really movie stars but they sure do look like it!) <3 (Taken with instagram)

Help Fund The Steal Hearts Tour with Feed The Muse

Hey Y’all! I’m hittin’ the road and headin’ down South for some finger lickin’, boot kickin’ good times with Mallory Trunnell and Lyndzie Taylor! We’re coming to cities like Atlanta, Asheville, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, Orlando and Miami to steal some hearts with our harmonies and melodies on the southern leg of The Steal Hearts Tour 2012. I’m telling you this because we could use a little bit of your help… Here is how you can be a part of this magical experience and do your part to keep independent music alivvvveee!

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So there is one day until the premiere of my music video for ‘Shooting Stars’ which I am so very proud of. It was beautifully directed by the talented Enrico DeConti and I cannot wait to show the world. However, in celebration for tomorrow I would like to present my music video for ‘Front of The Line’ directed by Miss Mallory Trunnell, starring my muse, Will Laman and myself of course. I was going for a glimpse of love through early 1960’s home videos. Kinda random but I think it works and I hope you like it! SO without further ado I present to you… ‘Front of The Line’…
Filming for Front of The Line with @will_laman and @mallorytrunnell  (Taken with instagram)

Filming for Front of The Line with @will_laman and @mallorytrunnell (Taken with instagram)

The Steal Hearts Tour - East Coast Leg

I am beyond excited to be touring the East Coast (New England especially) this fall! Autumn is my favorite time of year there and it’s a bonus that I get to see my friends and family as well! I will be hitting the road with my two fellow singer/songwriters Mallory Trunnell and Lyndzie Taylor for the second leg of our Steal Hearts Tour. If you’re in the area, come out and see us!

10/7 - Boston, MA @ McGann’s - 21+ 8pm - Purchase Tix in advance: www.fnicerecords.com/ticke ts

10/8 - Pawtucket, RI @ News Cafe - All Ages - Time TBA

10/10 - NYC, NY @ Arlene’s Grocery - 21+ 7pm - FREE

10/11 - NYC, NY @ Sidewalk Cafe - All Ages 7pm - FREE

10/12 - NYC, NY @ Googie’s Lounge at The Living Room - 21+ 8pm - $5

10/13 - Burlington, VT @ The Skinny Pancake - All Ages - Time TBA - Suggested Donation

           

Outtakes from the Sirens Boudoir photo shoot!

A few more photos from the shoot!

I did a photo shoot today with Enrico De Conti… (Who is also directing my music video for ‘Shooting Stars’ next month!) He’s super talented so you should go check out some of his stuff!

High Standards

I wrote this poem about 3 years ago in the middle of the night and I recently stumbled across it again while I was looking through an old journal… thought I’d share : )

                                                 High Standards

                                            I want a love that aches…
                                         A love that makes me dizzy
                                           when I look into his eyes.
 
                                                 I want electricity
                                     that sends shivers down my spine
                            when his lips are just inches away from mine.
 
                                   I want to feel relief when we touch…
                                    As if I’d been in some sort of pain
                                          before he took my hand.
 
                                       I want my heart to explode
                                 with each smile he shoots my way.
                      A love where there’s not enough minutes in a day.
 
                                         Passionate, Impossible
                                             Crazy, Liberating
                                                     Love
 
                                I want to feel his arms around me
                                 as my heart beats out my chest

                           I never want to get used to those eyes…
                                     that melt away the wrong
                                     and keep my soul at rest.

                                           I want a passion
                       that takes all physical strength to suppress
                                when people are around to see.

                             I want to know I’m safe by his side
                                   when the stakes are high…
                           and the world’s crashing down on me.

                                 Unconditional, Irrevocable
                                       Beautiful, Undying
                                                  Love

                                                  -LH

                      

                       Heavenly Dance by: Gary Benfield