Interview with Emily Schuman of Cupcakes & Cashmere

Where Wear had the pleasure of meeting one of our blogger favesbook author and now clothing designerEmily Schuman of Cupcakes & Cashmere.

I sat down with Emily at the Fashion Industry Gallery while she was in town for market and showcasing her Cupcakes and Cashmere Spring 2016 Collection. Check out Cupcakes & Cashmere Fall 2015 Collection sold at Nordstrom HERE.

WWITC: Have you ever been to Dallas?

Emily: This is my first time to Dallas, I have been to Austin a few times.

WWITC: How did you go from a blog to lifestyle website?

Emily: While I had a full-time position, I began writing my blog which was a passion project and eventually became a full-time project.

WWITC: We know you wrote your first book: Cupcakes and Cashmere: A Guide for Defining Your Style, Reinventing Your Space, and Entertaining with Ease” and now have your 2nd book : “Cupcakes and Cashmere At Home“….tell us more about it. 

Emily: This book was about styling tips for your home (big or small), your college dorm, apartment. It offers tips and tricks on how to style and entertain.

WWITC: So your fave show is Friday Night Lights? 

Emily: Yes it is….

WWITC: We went to high school at Permian which the bookmovie and TV show are based on.

WWITC: Cupcakes and Cashmere has turned into a clothing line. What can we expect to see for Spring 2016?

Emily: My Cupcakes and Cashmere Spring 2016 line will include stripes, vests, capes…very versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched. You can go from the office to a night out with the girls in no time. Expect to colorful aesthetics with classic beauty.

WWITC: Where are you sold in Dallas? 

Emily: I am currently being sold at Nordstrom’s with several boutiques picking up my line for a spring launch. Stay tuned Dallas.

WWITC: How do you do it all? Wife, mother, author and entrepreneur?

Emily: It’s a balancing act and believe me not all perfect. I do my best to leave my work at work and when I come home my husband and daughter are my main focus!

WWITC: What’s been your biggest success?

Emily: Family and the response I have received from my clothing line.

WWITC: What’s next for you?

Emily: Continue to evolve and expand. I am in the works of a home and bedding line. Stay tuned!

Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere

As we concluded the interview I let Emily know about City + Sky! We gifted her our LA rose gold pendant and hope to see it on her soon!

About Fashion Industry Gallery (FIG): FIG is a boutique wholesale venue that showcases the best in contemporary, bridge sportswear, and accessories. Founded in 2004, FIG has grown to house over 60 of the industry’s top contemporary showrooms, from Los Angeles, New York, and Dallas, as well as an additional 30,000 square feet of temporary space. FIG is where the BEST STORES come to find the HOTTEST PRODUCTS. FIG hosts five fashion markets, one specialty sale (FIG Finale) and multiple fashion events annually. Due to increased traffic and demand, FIG will relocate to the Dallas Design District in 2016. http://fashionindustrygallery.com/

About Cupcakes and Cashmere: Emily Schuman’s Cupcakes and Cashmere celebrates the little pleasures in life. Launched in 2008, the fashion, food, decor, and lifestyle site now boasts five million views per month. Emily is also a best-selling author with two titles to her credit: Cupcakes and Cashmere: A Guide for Defining Your Style, Reinventing Your Space, and Entertaining With Ease and Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home. Emily’s brand partnerships include Coach, Juicy Couture, and Estee Lauder, for which she was a guest blogger for two years.

In 2013, Emily collaborated with BB Dakota to create the Cupcakes and Cashmere Collection. Nordstrom and Shopbop were the first to feature the collection, which is hallmarked by feminine patterns and classic silhouettes. Her Spring 2016 collection was featured in Gallery 105 at FIG during the Spring 1 Market, where we witnessed large crowds of buyers anxiously buying up the brand! http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/.

Where Wear will we be next….

Cupcakes & Cashmere-ing,

A&C…

Foreo

Swedish beauty innovation brand FOREO, is best known for its groundbreaking LUNA™ skincare devices. The LUNA™ skincare brush channels T-Sonic™ pulsations for deep facial cleansing that’s gentle enough to use every day while also incorporating anti-aging technology. This sensual and experiential cleansing process allows for deeper penetration into the skin, maximizing absorption and efficacy.

FOREO LUNA

FOREO, recently launched his skincare line consisting of:

The Day Cleanser, Awakening Radiance Yogurt, and Night Cleanser, Celestial Melting Gel, are made for women’s specific skincare needs at different times of the day; and the Cleanser for MEN, Daily Revitalizing Gel, addresses the precise necessities of men’s skin in order to revitalize, purify and nourish while promoting skin health.

FOREO also has an oral care portfolio consisting of the ISSA and ISSA Accessories.

All of these great lines make the perfect Christmas gift! Who wouldn’t want great teeth and skin!

Where Wear will we be next….

FOREO-ing,

A&C…

A Beauty Need: Nerium

Growing up our mother (as well as our dermatologist ) emphasized the importance of a strong beauty and skincare routine. The results-maintaining our youth (yes please ), compliments of a nice complexion and of course minimizing those fine lines and wrinkles as we age. We love experimenting with the latest products out there and were excited to test a few from Nerium, the Addison based company housed near Dallas.

Nurium

 

What woman isn’t ready for beautiful results including-reduction of wrinkles, improved skin texture, decrease discoloration and firm those problem areas? We were anxious to try since Nerium International , is all about real science and real results.Their product mission: Love your skin. Reflect your youth.  Their innovative age-defying products will have you loving your skin at any age.

We recently tested the waters with their latest and most innovative line: Age Defying Night Cream, Nerium AD Formula and the Age Defying Day Cream, Nerium AD Formula, which address both the signs and cause of aging. These innovative products truly demonstrate just exactly how a powerful antioxidant can target skin damage and boost the cells in your skin to renew, restore and reveal younger looking skin. Just look at the results of some of their clients!

 

The Firming Body Contour Cream, Nerium AD Formula helps to smooth and tighten skin for a more toned appearance, works to improve the appearance of cellulite and dimpled skin, moisturizes and smooths, tightens, firms and tones problem areas. We loved the results especially when it was time to throw on a suit or a cute pair of shorts! You can just see how these amazing products can really transform the look and feel not only your face but in other problem areas less comfortable in revealing!…

Vegan A La Mode by Emma: Mung Bean Kale Salad with Avocado Cilantro Dressing

Mung Bean Kale Salad with Avocado Cilantro Dressing

Last weekend I went to Bhakti Fest in Joshua Tree. For years I have heard about the ‘mystical’ festival from friends. I would describe the festival as a vehicle for evolution of human consciousness through a heart-centered revolution. Bhakti Fest builds a community of people drawn to follow the path of the heart – a devotional, prayerful, loving, healthful, respectful family. All the artists, presenters, and vendors embody, practice, and share the spirit of Bhakti through a variety of ways, including yoga, meditation, music- Kirtan, and vegan food.

I found the experience nourished my body through the yoga and organic food along with camping in nature and my heart through meditation and sanskrit music. I feel incredibly fortunate to be rich with friendships of people who embody and share the same passions for well being and spiritual exploration. To the outside eye, it looks like a ‘Hippy Fest’. If this is the case- than I am a modern 2015 hippy- and I am ok with this.

One of the most ‘Hippy like’ foods consumed are Sprouted Mung Beans. They are a power Source loaded with amino acids, chlorophyll, fiber, and protein. After coming out of a weekend with such delicious food, it was hard to compete in my kitchen with the Bhakti Raw Vegan foods. What is a Mung Bean?

First, it is the most consumed sprout on Earth, Mung Bean are grown primarily in China and are used extensively in Asian cuisine. They are balanced in all 3 Ayurvedic Dosha types and go great with Indian spices, in soups, or fried into cakes.

Health Note: Mung Beans are packed with potassium, magnesium, folate, fiber, and vitamin B6. A study reported in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine showed that mung beans suppress the growth of human liver and highly aggressive cervical cancer lines through multiple mechanisms, including cytotoxicity, inducing anti-cancer cytokines, halting cancer cell cycle, and triggering apoptosis.

Ingredients:

Dressing-

1 avocado

1/2 cup cilantro

1 clove garlic, minced

1 Tbsp lemon or lime juice

2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1/4 tsp salt

1/3 cup water

1 Tbsp olive oil

Salad-

4 Kale leaves ribs removed

1/2 avocado

1 cup sprouted mung beans

Directions: Blend the dressing ingredients together until smooth. Chop kale into small pieces. Add and mix 4 tbsp salad dressing. Slice avocado into bite size pieces. Mung beans- for sprouted dry bulk mung beans, boil 5 minutes then let cool. Drain water. For dry un sprouted mung beans, soak in water for a day until sprouts form.

Drain water and rinse. Mix in salad Mung beans with dressing, kale, and avocado. Dressing will keep up to 1 week because of the vinegar and lemon.…