Meet Guest Instagrammer Lauren Friedman

Meet Lauren Friedman, illustrator and author of 50 Ways to Wear a Scarf. Lauren is the blogger behind My Closet In Sketches, and a frequent contributor to Lucky Magazine and Refinery29. Here at CBHQ, we’re moderately obsessed with her book. We even threw a scarf-tying party (with donuts!) to celebrate its release.

50 Ways to Wear a Scarf

So, I was pretty excited when she agreed to take over our Instagram feed for a week and let us peer into her workspace—and her closet.

Lauren Friedman

Name: Lauren Friedman, Author of 50 Ways to Wear a Scarf
Instagram Handle: @closetsketches


Favorite photo that you’ve Instagrammed: This was right after I showed my grandma the book for the first time. I dedicated the book to her, and many of her scarves and scarf ties are featured in it. While I was writing the book, the only person I could imagine showing it to was her! This moment meant so much to me.

Your Instagram hero: No one has more fun on Instagram than Anna Dello Russo!

Your favorite filter: Amaro

Your favorite word: Grove. I just love the way it sounds, and thinking about being in the middle of, say, an orange grove immediately puts me at ease!

Your favorite Chronicle Book: I have bought many Chronicle Books over the years, but I purchased Creative, Inc. when I first decided to strike out on my own, and I read it cover to cover, like, three times! I never could have imagined that the same publisher would some day be putting out my own work.

The last book you loved: I’m just finishing up Tenth of December by George Saunders. People who have talent like his scare me. How did he think of this stuff?

Your idea of happiness: Losing myself in an art project on a cloudy day. Classical music radio or hip hop blasting.


Finish this sentence: I can’t stop taking photos of… Sketches from inside my notebook. I always have it with me. (I wrote all of 50 Ways from my notebook before I ever hit up the computer!)

Thanks, Lauren! Follow her posts all this week at @ChronicleBooks on Instagram.

Guinevere de la Mare
Senior Community Manager

Guinevere de la Mare

Guinevere de la Mare is a writer, book lover, and the founder of Silent Book Club. She lives in San Francisco. She also was the senior community manager at Chronicle Books from 2009-2014.

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