Laura McLaws Helms is a fashion writer and historian currently living between London, New York and Los Angeles. Specializing in the influence of vintage clothing on contemporary design, Laura acts as an exhibition curator and design consultant to stylists, editors and designers within the film and fashion industries.

Laura’s blog, Sighs and Whispers, is a compendium of imagery and commentary—primarily fashion, beauty and design— that draws thousands of viewers a day and enjoys a cult-like following among fashion, media, and advertising insiders. Drawing on Laura’s experience as a branding/strategist consultant, Sighs and Whispers was created as a global arena to interface with like-minded industry professionals who share a deep knowledge of design, popular culture and photography as well as an intimate understanding of the processes and machinations that help to create, record, and influence the pop stream.