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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.

Meet Babetown, Amber Kekich— Owner of AGAIN Clothing

Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness on Thanksgiving.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness on Thanksgiving.

Hi guys.

Super excited to introduce you to this rad, avant-garde brand called AGAIN.

Amber Kekich is the girl behind the brand. Not only is she beautiful, she’s sweet & oh-so-Fing-talented. Her line resembles couture clothing but for a third of the price.

Plus Amber shares my latest addiction: chia seeds! We’re both obsessed!!

Hope you’re all having a happy Friday! Enjoy Amber:

+ Introduce yourself.

Amber Kekich: Im Amber Kekich designer/owner of AGAIN.

+ Tell us about AGAIN.

AK: AGAIN is a women’s contemporary collection started in 2011 made of all European fabrics and produced all here in Los Angeles, California. We aren’t your average LA brand; we change it up every season, love patterns, and like to make women feel different & sexy.

{{ Here’s some of her line’s pieces…swoon! }}

Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness on Thanksgiving.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness on Thanksgiving.

+ Favorite trends this season?

AK: I don’t really know what the trends are anymore :/ I feel like women as a whole are cleaning up their look though, no more ripped off shorts and tees out on the town, they are going back to the heels and a body con dress, which is the way it should be. Women are more confidant that way.

+ Natural beauty product you swear by?

AK: Even though it makes your face smell like fish I use Blue Plasma by Perricone MD. It helps that you get to use a little eye dropper too.

+ Most flattering clothing pieces?

Rompers that can be belted, a dress with a peplum and lets not forget the maxi.

+ Quick, secret skinny tip?

Chia seeds!

Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness on Thanksgiving.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness on Thanksgiving.

+ Favorite healthy snack?

I love cheese with gluten free rice crackers- I eat it almost every day.

Cocktail of choice?

Something with gin or vodka, lime, & mint. I always order that because a menu never says it like that and you feel like you invented it every time.

+ Pick five items you’re loving:

1.} A pretty dress.

2.} A good going out combo.

3.} An amazing white leather jacket.

4.} I’m an old school bathing suit girl.

5.} I love an eccentric sunnie.

+ To follow Amber’s brand, AGAIN on Instagram, click here.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet and fitness on Thanksgiving.

Cure Your Tryptophan Hangover With a Lil Black Friday Online Shoppin’

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.Nothing beats Black Friday…in bed.

Yup.

Today I did my Black Fri shopping, online, in bed, while watching Real Housewives.

Multi-tasking at its finest, peeps.

Anyway, here’s the eight online stores I’m loving…( I def did some major damage on Nasty Gal ( because, hello?! 40% off all black?! ) & Planet Blue— FML ):

1.} ASOS: ummmm…20% of EVERYTHING. Die, right?! Promo code: GIMME20.

2.} Nasty Gal: take 40% off everything black ( the best color ever ).

3.} Net-a-Porter: get up to 50% off select merchandise.

4.} Nordstroms: all their Black Friday deals can be found here.

5.} Planet Blue: an extra 25% off all sale items. So basically free, right ; )? Code: BLACKOUT.

6.} Revolve Clothing: up to 75% off the whole site…NBD. 10% off total order. Code: TULIP.

7.} Shopbop: use code: BIGEVENT13 for up to 25% off.

8.} Singer22: 20% off all orders. Code: GIFT.

Cool beans.

My favorite buys: this number, this LOVERS + FRIENDS leather shirt, & this little 20% off gem.

Hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving! My day had a slow, pathetic start…I blame it on the champagne tryptophan hangover.

xx.Lauryn

(( Many of these codes extend throughout December; not just today! )).

On Le Bloggy: The Stone Cold Fox Babes

Lauryn Evarts talks to the girls, Cydney and Dallas from Stone Cold Fox.

Lauryn Evarts talks to the girls, Cydney and Dallas from Stone Cold Fox.

Ok so, if you don’t know the brand Stone Cold Fox, come out from the rock you’re hiding underneath & get with it.

These badass babes are rad.

Cyd & Dallas’ line rocks my world. It’s super effortless, cool, & perfect for any hottie with a body.

So let’s just say I was pretty stoked to interview them! I mean, they’re everywhere: Urban Outfitter’s, Revolve Clothing, & check out their sex kitten lookbook here.

Happy Friday & enjoy!

+ Introduce yourselves.

Cydney Morris and Dallas Wand: Cydney Morris, 26 & from Venice beach ( designer/owner ) & Dallas Wand, 26 from Venice beach ( production/owner ). We own Stone Cold Fox.

+ Tell us about your line and how you got started?

CM & DW: We got started in 2009 as a blog & from there it has gradually grown into a gem of a company! The idea started after we both graduated college. We took Cydney’s senior fashion collection & turned it into a line. Now we are in several stores worldwide & we have an online shop on our website.

+ Quick skinny tips or tricks?

CM & DW: Work out regularly & cleanse every once in awhile. Feels good & gets you starting your week off to a good start!

+ Weekly workout schedule?

CM & DW: We do a lot of Soul Cycle, Pure Barre, & morning runs. Just depends what we’re in the mood for.

+ Favorite go-to healthy food?

CM & DW: Kale salad, definitely. Or a nice grilled salmon or tofu!

+ Cocktail of choice?

CM & DW: Tequila- Don Julio with lime & a splash of ginger beer.

Lauryn Evarts talks to the girls, Cydney and Dallas from Stone Cold Fox.

On Le Bloggy: The Stone Cold Fox Babes

+ Favorite SCF piece?

CM & DW: We love the ‘Holy Tube’ right now; it looks amazing on everyone & it’s great for the bust area ; ).

+ Can’t-live-without beauty product:

CM & DW: Emu Oil, Rosehip Oil, & a good blush.

+ What’s in your purses?

CM & DW: Credit cards, Kai Oil, Fresh Sugar tinted lip treatment, iPhone, & a water bottle.

+ Top five looks for spring/summer:

1.} The SCF ‘Amour Jumper’: great for over a bathing suit or with black boots & a blazer.

2.} The SCF Eyelet ‘Holy Tube’: so cute with denim cut offs or a leather skirt at night.

3.} The SCF x Beach Riot Galley Cook bathing suit: perfect for under maxi skirts or shorts.

4.} The SCF White ‘Onyx Gown’: we love this in the summertime with sandals. It’s one of those gowns that you can easily dress up, pair with a belt, &/or dress it down for a night out.

5.} The SCF ‘Love Jumper’ in Bloom: it’s another one of those amazing throw on items. It’s a definite show stopper & an instant fashionable look.

+ Quick, easy (healthy) recipe?

CM & DW: Anything on Sprouted Kitchen- we love the ‘bean bowl with poached eggs’ or ‘the tomato and burrata salad’

+ To follow the Stone Cold Fox girls on Insta, click here.

Check out my personal favorite Stone Cold Fox items:

Lauryn Evarts talks with the girls from Stone Cold Fox.

1.} Long-Sleeve Lace Dress in black or white

2.} Guerrilla Tank in black ( << my favie )

3.} Virgin Dress in black or white

4.} Onyx Gown in seafoam

5.} Crochet-Back Dress in white

6.} Lace Strap Cami in black & Scalloped Shorts

On Le Bloggy: The Stone Cold Fox Babes

Lauryn Evarts talks to the girls, Cydney and Dallas from Stone Cold Fox.

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