Introducing the Smash + Tess x Tay Lautner Collaboration! Inspired by sunny California where Tay resides, this collection will transport you to the coast this summer with flowy silhouettes and dream colorways. It was a such a pleasure bringing this collection to life with Tay who shares our passion for empowering women to live with confidence!
We interviewed Tay to share more about her collection, her podcast, and her incredible work in the area of mental health and self-care.
What made you want to collaborate with Smash + Tess?
I was a fan of the brand before even working with them! I just love how they make their clothes from the material, to how they fit, to all the cute styles!
What is your fave piece from your collection? Which piece do you think your community is going to love the most?
Oh boy, this is like asking me to pick a favorite child lol! But if I had to pick, the piece that I wear the most would be the Cali Culottes Romper. This style can be worn from casual to dressy and everything in between!
How would you describe your personal style?
I definitely dress for comfort in my every day life, so I would say cute comfy. Which is why all three of the looks we created truly fit that description!
We know you are a huge mental health and self-care advocate, what are some things you do to take care of your own mental health, especially in the line of work that you're in and being in the public eye?
This is something that took me a while to learn and I’m still learning! Setting healthy boundaries with social media has definitely been a big one. But also just making sure I set aside some quiet time for myself every day to reassess and recharge has truly helped me!
What's one piece of advice you would give to the #SmashTessFam?
My advice would be to remember that out of all of the billions of people in this world there is only ONE of you, so stop trying to be like other people and embrace who you are!
Can you tell us about The Lemons Foundation, including why you started it and how it supports people?
I never really planned on starting a nonprofit, but after I started my mental health blog and community, LEMONS by Tay, I saw that there is truly a need for help with mental health! The Lemons foundation is focused on continuously building a community whose goal is to support and encourage those struggling with their mental health and to provide resources for individuals and their loved ones. Our biggest resource is our Instagram community, @lemonsbytay, where we provide helpful tools and resources for all different aspects of mental health. We are also in the works of planning some amazing community outreach events so stay on the lookout for those!
Shop the Smash + Tess x Tay Lautner Collection here and be sure to follow Tay on Instagram @taylautner!