meet lara dee

I'm Lara Dee, and I'm on a passionate journey that beautifully merges my love for eco-friendly fashion, art, home decor, music and art therapy, imaging services, and a dash of self-care. With over 15 years of experience as a graphic designer, creative director, fashion guru, brand manager, and photographer, I've crafted a unique blend of services that empowers you to express yourself fully, whether through art, fashion, self-discovery, or personal branding,

my mission

Whether it's upcycling pre-loved garments, transforming everyday items into works of art, guiding you through art therapy to rediscover your true self, capturing your essence in a photoshoot, or boosting your confidence with a spray tan, my mission is to inspire and empower.

my vision

Lara Dee Artistry isn't just a brand; it's a voyage of self-expression, creativity, and identity discovery. Together, let's rewrite the story of style and fashion, where sustainability and artistry meet, and where you are at the forefront of your visual identity. 

my process

For me, every piece I touch is an opportunity to create something truly special. I approach each garment as if I'm starting a new painting, and the result is nothing short of art in motion. I specialize in upcycling second-hand clothing through various artistic techniques. Whether it's dyeing, painting, bookmaking, or sewing, I infuse each piece with my artistic vision and personality. This isn't just fashion; it's wearable art that defies conventions.

Endless Possibilities

My creative journey doesn't end there. Through sewing, I craft bookmarks, purses, and more. Sublimation and transfers allow me to cover chairs, coasters, and other items with leftover fabric.
  • Upcyle garment through various methods

  • See how many applications can be made from it

  • Turn the leftover scraps of fabric into handmade paper


RepurposeD UPWARD

My commitment to sustainability doesn't stop at creating stunning fashion pieces. If an item doesn't find a new home, I embark on another creative journey. Unwanted clothing is transformed into beautiful book covers for art journals. These covers are crafted from leftover scraps of paper, boxes, old books, and more.

Handmade Paper

I don't stop at clothing. I also believe in recycling fabric scraps and paper. By blending these scraps together, I create exquisite handmade paper, a testament to the potential beauty in what some might consider waste.

Professional Bookmaking

My expertise extends to professional bookmaking. I turn transformed garments into bookcloth and use my bookmaking skills to create stunning covers for journals and notebooks.

Join My Sustainable Fashion Revolution

Lara Dee Artistry is more than a brand; it's a movement. I invite you to join me on this personal and artistic odyssey. Explore my creations, attend my workshops, and let's embark on this creative, sustainable journey together. 

I have a studio store located in the heart of Franklinton in Columbus, OH, and do several pop-up markets all over Ohio and in St. Petersburg, FL. 

Thank you for being a part of my mission to make the world a more beautiful and sustainable place, one hand-painted masterpiece at a time. Together, we can embrace the unique, celebrate individuality, and change the way we think about fashion.
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