The fashion model and blogger shares personal photos from her Colorado ski trip

By Stephen M. Silverman
February 14, 2012 12:00 PM
Credit: Courtesy Lauren Scruggs

Surrounded by friends and looking like she’s enjoying herself, Lauren Scruggs posed for pictures while on her first vacation since her December accident.

The model and fashion blogger, 23, Tweeted the photos – taken in Steamboat Springs, Colo. – last Saturday. (On Tuesday, she Tweeted the message, “Happy Valentine’s Day!!”)

The weekend marked the first time Scruggs has shared photos of herself since the incident that cost her her left eye and hand, notes the Today show.

“Such a fun weekend with family and friends :)” she Tweeted. Another shot shows her and twin sister Brittany dressed for the weather and sporting sunglasses. Lauren’s shades cover the prosthetic eye she received about two weeks ago.

Later, she Tweeted: “Watching ski jumping!! Love it.”

Her followers conveyed their good wishes almost immediately. “Truly Inspiring,” read one of several messages. “Keep doing what you’re doing. Sending you positive, happy, and stylish vibes from VA!”

In addition to vacationing, Scruggs also updated her fashion website last week with a posting titled “Inspired on Sunday,” touching upon such topics as designer Prabal Gurung and New York City Fashion Week.

Updates on Scruggs’s condition since the accident, when she walked into a plane propeller, have been handled for the most part by Lauren’s mother, at