The Lava Lady


Many years ago I lived in Los Angeles. I remember having a few lava rock lady sightings back then and it would always make my day!! I was about to create a post about her iconic timeless style, and stumbled upon this post from super rad now…so glad to know she is still around workin’ her look. ps, we think she is totally on trend this fall in this witchy velvet number…


L.A. icon week continues with the Lava Lady, a.k.a. Susan Strauss.  This is a photo of her  near her old home in Los Angles.  Strauss earned her name by covering her entire house on the corner of Detroit of Clinton in Lava Rock.

She has since moved to Wellington Florida where she was been dubbed the Wellington Witch.  Strauss was infamous in L.A., just as she seems to be now in Wellington.  But, anyone who walks the streets daily with their hair wrapped straight up, in doll-like blush, long velvet gowns, and 5-inch platforms is bound to get a bit of attention!

Some say Strauss was a model for Rudi Gernreich in the 60s, others label her as a long-lost wife of Dr. Seuss, many claim her to be an heir to the Levi Strauss fortune, and a few are positive she was a member of the Manson family.  But…

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