The Beauties Behind The Brand Show Me Your Mumu

The Skinny Confidential talks to the girls from Show Me Your Mumu.

The Skinny Confidential talks to the girls from Show Me Your Mumu.

The Skinny Confidential talks to the girls from Show Me Your Mumu.

Ok, so, so stoked on this interview…because you guys know how I love hot, sexy ( & nice ) babes who are killing it in business.

Lemme introduce you to two entrepreneurs who have worked their asses of to make their dreams to come to life: Cologne Schmidt & Cammy Hebert of Show Me Your Mumu.

If you haven’t heard of Show Me Your Mumu, come out from the rock you’ve been hiding under & get ready go bananas.

Their line is so effortlessly chic & literally perf for work, a hot date, &/or Coachella.

And seriously their beauty tips have totally inspired me ( buying MAC 3D Mascara & Tan Towels ASAP ). Enjoy Cologne & Cammy!

The Skinny Confidential talks to the girls from Show Me Your Mumu.

|| Introduce yourself ||

Cologne Schmidt: I grew up in Newport Beach, & I met Cammy ( my partner in Mumu ) in college at UC Berkeley. I studied business, and was attracted to the fusion of creativity & business. We moved to NYC immediately after college & were roommates. We both worked in showrooms in the fashion industry, but always had bigger dreams. On a spontaneous trip to Miami, we decided to create this ‘mumu’ piece that was always missing from our closets, and call the company ‘Show Me Your Mumu.’

Once we got back from Miami, we didn’t waste any time and worked weekends & late nights scouring fabric stores, finding patternmakers, and creating the website and brand. Mumu has come so far since then, but it was a very organic beginning- shipping mumu’s out of our oven in our tiny apartment in Nolita.

|| Favorite Mumu piece? ||

CS: I’m a big fan of our shorts, mini skirts, & mini dresses. My go to outfit is Froggy Fringe shorts, a Mumu Collared Top, and a jean vest. I am also obsessed with our new long sleeve maxi dress- the Jocelyn Maxi.

|| Best part of owning your own business? ||

CS: I wish I could say unlimited holidays, but we end up working all the time! But truly, I love being able to combine creativity & business. Our office has such a fun vibe- a bunch of crazy Mumu Girls. We all work really hard, get to be creative- and everyone’s thoughts get heard. We are like a Mumu Family.

|| How do you each maintain a healthy lifestyle while owning a thriving business? ||

CS: It’s hard. I love running and working out, and I don’t always have time or energy because of how hard we work. I try to make it to spin class at least a few days a week, or go for runs in the mornings. I just got a new boxer puppy so I try to run her around because she is crazy.

And we always stock the office with really heathy snacks & juices. We love seaweed, apples, veggies, and hummus, and fresh pressed juices.

|| A day in the life ||

CS: Coffee, e-mails, fabric meetings, production meetings, design meetings, work on our next web-launch, spin class, make dinner with Sam ( my boyfriend ), play with Buoy, my boxer pup, cuddle on the couch with Sam, & often do more work. On the weekends we will go out in Venice with friends.

When I was in my early 20′s we would go out a lot, but now I really enjoy my time at home with my puppy and my boyfriend. Just gettin’ old I guess!

|| Five top Mumu must-haves ||

CS: Jocelyn Maxi, Carly Collared Dress, Rayne Romper, Froggy Fringe Knickers, Jodi Rae Ruffle. Oh and our Billy Bob Overalls are to-die.

{{ Me in my favorite Mumu look }}:

The Skinny Confidential talks to the girls from Show Me Your Mumu.|| Advice for someone who wants to start their own business? ||

CS: If you have a good idea or passion, you just have to go for it. No one can tell you how to do it, you have to jump into it head first and give it a go. There are always going to be problems & set-backs and no one will tell you it was easy! And if it fails, it isn’t the end of the world.

Most business fail, so you just have to learn from it & move forward. Starting a business has it’s highs and lows, but for me the perks are definitely worth the late nights and hard work! I love it.

|| WTF’s in your purse? ||

CS: My cracked iPhone, colorful crochet wallet from Bali, Extra Polar Ice gum, a day planner with my calendar and notes, work out clothes ( just in case ), tootsie pops, & Mumu Hang Tags because I always forget to take them off my clothes before I wear them.

|| Favorite beauty products? ||

CS: The ‘egg chapsticks’ AKA EOS Lip Balms in all colors. I love MAC 3D Extreme Dimension Mascara- it’s so extreme. I also like Epionce Renewal Facial Lotion, it’s my $100 splurge every month but it makes such a difference. And Jergen’s Natural Glow Lotion keeps your legs looking tan year round.

My eyeshadow obsession is Almay Intense i-Color Smoky-i Eyeshadow. It’s trio with the brown/purple/cream. BUT only use the brown! It’s the best eyeshadow I’ve ever found- I hope they never discontinue it!

|| Easy, quick healthy recipe you can whip up for the office? ||

CS: I bring a salad to work almost every day- with shredded cabage, kale, tomatoes, onions, cottage cheese, turkey or tofu, quinoa, & miso dressing. It may sound gross, but I just love it. We also eat a lot of cereal, seaweed, and hummus.

|| One word to describe Mumu’s aesthetic/brand? ||

CS: Gypset, 48-hour-clothes.

The Skinny Confidential talks to the girls from Show Me Your Mumu.

|| Hiii! Introduce yourself ||

Cammy Hebert: I grew up hanging out in my mom’s clothing store, my part time jobs were always in boutiques, & my first job out of college was in a contemporary showroom. My work life has always been fashion related so starting my own brand at a young age with my best friend when we had our “aha” idea was exciting instead of intimidating.

|| Favorite piece in the Mumu collection and why? ||

CH: Bam Bam Bells! They’re flared pants from heaven that we offer in all sorts of laces and different prints. They are super flattering on all body types. They are also stretchy so you can do splits and cartwheels at any given moment.

|| Best part of owning your own business? ||

CH: The creativity. Any crazy idea that comes to us in daytime or sleep time, we have the support and freedom to pursue. It’s a very liberating and exciting feeling. Cheesy cliche- The possibilities are endless! When it’s your own thing, you get to say “Let’s try this!” and work to make it happen.

|| How do you each maintain a healthy lifestyle while owning a thriving business? ||

CH: Coco is MUCH better than me! We try to stock the office with healthy options so when we get snack-y we aren’t eating total junk food. Office favorites: seaweed snacks and veggies with hummus! Exercise-wise I’m addicted to Pilates at The Studio MDR. I love going before work so I have that adrenaline rush. The days I work out I am bouncing around the office like a little kid with MUCH more energy than the days I choose to snooze that extra hour…

|| A day in the life ||

CH: Hectic. Our brand is our baby. She ( Mumu ) needs constant love, affection, & attention from both of us. Luckily, we love what we do and love working together so it makes it all worth it.

The Skinny Confidential talks to the girls from Show Me Your Mumu.|| Five top Mumu picks for spring ||

CH: Bam Bam Bells ( in white lace- with a tan HOT MOMMA! ), Jocelyn Maxi Dress in Birds of Paradise, Shook Tunic in Rainbow Python ( Welcome to Meeyami ), the Tripp Tank ( a closet staple! ), & Robert’s Party Pants in Wild Bloom!

|| Advice for someone who wants to start their own business? ||

CH: Like Nike says- “Just Do It.” I’m kind of joking, but seriously- you gotta just make yourself go for it. So many people have great ideas & very few people pursue their great ideas. Don’t be scared- just be excited and prepared to work your booty off.

|| In your purse ||

CH: My Macbook Air, Tan Towels, a good book ( right now- Sex on the Moon ), Mumu sunglasses, a white moleskin, & about twelve writing utensils with no caps on.

|| Favorite beauty products? || 

CH: Vaseline Minis- my favorite lip gloss : ). I like the mini tubes you can buy. They are so easy to travel with. And super cute! American Girl sized! Benefit ‘They’re Real’ mascaraLavish Tan Self Tanner Spray ( love the travel size! ), & Radical Skincare; it’s based out of Malibu & my mom and I are both hooked.

|| Easy work lunch ||

CH: My Kale Salad Yumminess; it’s kale, lemon juice, avocado, cherry tomatoes, & pine nuts. No dressing needed. This sounds silly but you have to “massage” the kale for ten minutes ! That’s the only tricky part. The rest is throw in the bowl and eat up!

|| One word to describe Show Me Your Mumu ||

CH: Fun. FUN FUN FUN!

+ To follow Show Me Your Mumu on Instagram, click here. x.

The Skinny Confidential talks to the girls from Show Me Your Mumu.

5 comments on The Beauties Behind The Brand Show Me Your Mumu

  1. Katie
    04.12.14 at 6:10 pm (6 months ago)

    I love how bright and colorful all the mumu clothes are! Congrats ladies! I love women entrepreneurs too! It’s inspiring to see women go after their dreams :)
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  2. Jess
    04.13.14 at 9:44 am (6 months ago)

    So fun! I used to intern at their PR company and created their media kit! Loved learning more about them. Thanks for sharing. :) xoxo

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  3. Sierra
    04.14.14 at 6:13 pm (6 months ago)

    Gorgeous girls! I’m obsessed with y’alls hair! Tips please! Also- can’t wait to check out your line!

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