I am “The Designer” sounds so snobbish. There have been many designers and artists before me that have inspired me to create what goes on in my head. Works of art from the past, books I have fallen in love with or movies that make me addicted to fashion in words that I couldn’t even put pen to paper to describe. We build on what we know and experience. With our new found knowledge we are then able to give ourselves titles, for now I am just Wife, Mommy & a Designer. Residing in the sunny state of Florida with the loves of my life, Keith, my son Peyton and my princess Khloe June 2015 I find that staying occupied and productive makes me the happiest.  A stay at home mom with a passion for fashion comes with its challenges. Wanting to be the ultimate 1950’s trophy wife with the can do attitude of the modern woman owning her own business is a balance I strive for daily.  My recent obsessions are blogging and sharing what I think makes a beautiful life through crystals, fashion, family, friends, and fitness.

me Queen of Crystal  is operated by me, Lauren Lyle.  A unique fashionable strassed brand of luxury bikinis, theme wear – costumes, gowns, shoes and accessory line that has many admirers from around the world. I use genuine Swarovski Crystals on every single piece I make. No cutting corners, doing it cheap, or selling millions, thats not why I do it!  I think my quality of work & true obsession of my fashion forward style truly sets me apart from my competition. My inspiration came from my mother’s unbelievable talent of making storybook costumes come to life every Halloween when I was a child. My first exposure to strassed fashion came from my grandmother’s Swarovski Crystal Fred Slatten platform heels featured on the likes of Sir Elton John and Cher back in the early 70’s. With my mother’s talent passed on to me and my passion for fashion, it was only right I would become the designer I am today. I am still adjusting to the ever so honorable title of “Mommy”, balancing my demanding career of costume making and being the best wife ever. Please take a look at my website Queen of Crystal you’ll understand when I say balancing act. It is a little nuts around here with a cute little boy and whole lot of crystals & feathers.

Credits: Yves Saint Laurent Blazer, Hudson Jeans, & Vintage Fred Slatten Platforms. Hair & MUA: Maria HairHustler (she really can hustle some hair)