Famous Faces

AMY SCHUMER & LEESA EVANS LAUNCH LE CLOUD

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Co-founders of Le Cloud, Leesa Evans & Amy Schumer

Saks OFF 5TH announced the launch of Le Cloud, a ready-to-wear collection of wardrobe essentials for women of all shapes and sizes, designed by celebrity stylist and costume designer, Leesa Evans, in partnership with actress and comedian, Amy Schumer. 30 percent of net proceeds from sales of the collection will be donated to Community Partners, a not-for-profit organization in support of the STYLEFUND project, the duo’s program that aims to empower women from all economic backgrounds, to use clothing to increase their confidence and their success.

“My instinct is to be authentic and to empower women of all ages and sizes to do the same. We are making beautiful, comfortable, and wearable clothing that is accessible to real women. A Le Cloudcustomer will feel confident and powerful when wearing these pieces. We take our product seriously, but not ourselves, and we are thrilled to share this special collection with Saks OFF 5TH customers,” said Amy Schumer, Co-Founder, Le Cloud.

“When designing Le Cloud we approached each style with the goal of creating shapes that make women feel good about themselves, so their unique personalities can shine through. When you find those silhouettes, they become your daily uniform. It’s both an emotional and positive connection to clothing that we’re trying to create through our brand,” said Leesa Evans, Co-Founder, Le Cloud.

Le Cloud was inspired by Amy’s  saying she wanted everything she wears to feel like a cloud. It was said in jest, but made a reality. The line provides effortlessly flattering, comfortable clothing that makes the person wearing them shine. The collection combines Leesa’s flare for styling and years of celebrity dressing experience with Amy’s passion for authenticity and desire to do something good for all women. Each style is created to inspire every type of woman to find clothing that makes her feel beautiful and empowered in her own life.

THINGS YOUR COSMETIC SURGEON WON’T NECESSARILY ADMIT!

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

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With popular TV shows such as “Botched,” “Dr. 90210,” “Nip/Tuck,” and “The Swan,” plastic surgeons are seen as the perfect specimen, combining looks, wealth, power, and a fabulously curated lifestyle. Is there ever more to the story?  Dr. Stanley Poulos, a San Francisco Bay-area board certified plastic surgeon, gets real on secrets many plastic surgeons prefer to keep under wraps.

Sometimes you will have more than just “a little discomfort” managed with some light dosage of pain medication.

Everyone has a different pain threshold and post-op bruising and swelling vary so certain procedures will take longer to recover from. Abdominoplasty, body lifts, and combination surgeries like “mommy makeover” are just a few examples of procedures where recovery may be extended.

 Many people who have had procedures can think of a time a few days post op where they wanted to curse their surgeon or ask “why in the world did I do this?”  Just because it’s an elective aesthetic surgery doesn’t make it any less of an operation. Dr. Poulos explains that there are two very important things you want clarity on: the actual level of pain and duration of recovery time. Recovery time to return to ranching or running marathons may be a lot different than being able to drive or get out.  He advises speaking to a few friends or references who had the same procedure. Just remember, like childbirth, as time goes by the experience may seem easier than it was. 

“You need to know so you can make necessary arrangements with work and childcare or elder care if need be. Some procedures can take at least a week or two before resuming normal activity so the more realistic the expectations the better,” adds Poulos.

There may be more than just “minimal scarring.”

“Scarring has nothing to do with the surgeon’s skill and everything to do with the patient’s genetics,” clarifies Dr. Poulos. He goes on to explain that a highly skilled plastic surgeon can do the same exact procedure with closure on two different people. One will have minimal scarring while the other will not.” People with darker complexions should consider this before deciding to do a procedure and certainly consult with your doctor’s team who can recommend remedies that help with scarring.  (more…)

LOLITA FOR YOUR EYES AND LIPS

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Kat Von D Beauty has released the Lolita Capsule Collection, three new ways to wear the brand’s most iconic shade! The collection features an eyeshadow palette, liquid eyeliner and liquid lipstick that can be worn alone or together to create the ultimate monochromatic look.

The original Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita debuted in 2015 and immediately achieved cult-favorite status because of its beautiful balance of chestnut rose undertones, which are universally-flattering.  The Kat Von D Beauty Lolita Collection is 100% vegan and cruelty-free.