We’re celebrating female creatives based in Los Angeles who are inspiring to us at RABÔT.
Lauren is wearing our Mimi Top and Terre Pant and Haley is wearing our Sur Top and Paradisi Skirt.
Lauren (right) - Lauren is currently the senior fashion editor at Who What Wear where she has worked for the last 4 years. Having recently moved back to Los Angeles from New York, a lot in her life has changed over the course of the past couple of years, but one thing that has stayed constant is her friendships, particularly her friendship with Haley.
Haley (left) - My name is Haley Kiss and I am a Southern California native. I went to Pepperdine University and have worked in Customer Experience the entirety of my career since graduating. In my work I am passionate about providing everyone with seamless, memorable experiences no matter the business. I find that joy of creating a great experience has carried through in all aspects of life even if it's just getting together with friends and family. Since the pandemic, I have been teaching a yoga sculpt class virtually which has been a whole new adventure in itself! I recently moved to Orange County during the pandemic and I'm slowly getting a lay of the land.
Q: What inspires you about each other?
A: Lauren - “Haley inspires me to be exactly who I am and is always reminding me of my worth. She has one of the strongest spirits I have ever encountered which she uses to love people fiercely. That unwavering, unconditional love is what inspires me most about Haley. By simply observing her relationships and her friendship with me, I find myself constantly learning how to love people better. Since day one, she set the bar high as far as friendships go and continues to be my standard for what a healthy and beautiful friendship should look like.”
Haley - “I love that Lauren always speaks so enthusiastically about the things she's passionate about. She is able to get whoever she is talking to feeling just as excited whether she's talking about food, clothes, work or a new piece of furniture! I will forever be inspired by her confidence - she lives an authentic life, always being true to herself and it reminds me to try and do the same.”
Q: How have you been uplifted this past year by each other?
A: Lauren - “Haley is constantly uplifting me. She is the person I call or text when I am struggling with something and no matter how big or small, she always makes me feel seen and heard. This year, in particular, she was there by my side as I made the difficult decision to leave New York by never making me feel alone, always checking in on me and my heart, and reminding me of all the good that is to come in this next chapter..”
Haley - “The past year has been so challenging for everyone. At a time when we
were facing so much uncertainty and high emotions - I am beyond grateful to have had my best friend here with me in LA. Lauren has been there for me for almost 10 years and having someone that I could be so comfortable and vulnerable with during uncomfortable times meant more to me than she will ever know. We spent so many days just laying on the couch together, facetiming eachother, trying to recreate TikTok dances and finding ways to navigate the pandemic together - I couldn't have survived the last year without her.”