Actress Cara Santana is launching a direct-to-consumer clothing brand. The Vida star has partnered with executives at Reunited Clothing to direct The Cara Santana Collection, which will feature pieces such as slip dresses, suits, outerwear, and trench…
Actress Cara Santana is launching a direct-to-consumer clothing brand.
The Vida star has partnered with executives at Reunited Clothing to direct The Cara Santana Collection, which will feature pieces such as slip dresses, suits, outerwear, and trench coats ranging from U.S. sizes 0 to 18 (U.K. size 4 to 22).
The brand is aimed at women aged between 25 to 35 and the items, all priced below $100 ($80), are named after common microaggression phrases like, “You’re so much prettier when you smile”, “You need to lighten up”, “Keep it classy”, and “Just relax”.
The actress previously teamed up with Reunited last year to design a line for Apt 9., a brand sold at U.S. department store Kohl’s. They were set to collaborate on the project for two more seasons but it ended after just one due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We had every intention of expanding the contract but obviously Covid-19 hit,” she explained to WWD. “I just thought with all the uncertainty, and the ever-evolving changes in the fashion industry, and being a woman specifically, it’s so important that we take control of our own lives and not be so reliant on corporate structure and the larger patriarchal society, and I thought to myself, ‘Why can’t I do this on my own?'”
The brand will launch on 25 June with the summer 2020 collection. Santana has already designed fall and holiday collections and is thinking about expanding the business into a lifestyle brand if the clothing side proves successful.
She is also partnering with Step Up, a nonprofit organisation that assists young girls in under-resourced communities, and will be donating 10 per cent of proceeds from the collection to help support its work.
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Model Devon Windsor designed two new swimwear pieces to wear during her recent wedding weekend. The 25-year-old tied the knot with Johnny Barbara, co-owner of fashion label Alexis, at St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church on the Caribbean island of St Bart…
Model Devon Windsor designed two new swimwear pieces to wear during her recent wedding weekend.
The 25-year-old tied the knot with Johnny Barbara, co-owner of fashion label Alexis, at St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church on the Caribbean island of St Barths on 16 November in front of guests including Olivia Culpo, Georgia Fowler, Shanina Shaik, and Cara Santana.
The day before the wedding, the couple hosted a party at a beachside restaurant and Windsor made sure she stood out from the crowd by wearing white pieces she had designed for her swimwear line Devon Windsor Swim, which she launched earlier this year.
“Being a new swimwear designer, I worked closely with my mother-in-law, now-husband, and sister-in-law to design the most intricate hand-embellished pearl and sequin swimsuit that took multiple days of just bead application alone at their atelier,” she explained to Bazaar Bride. “The coverup for my first look also had French macrame lace and French embellished lace trim all framed with pearls to tie in my swimsuit. The second look was an embroidered lace look with high-waisted bottoms that had a detachable skirt flowing down the back and a halter top. Both looks were all white and made me feel so, so special.”
For the ceremony itself, the model turned to Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad, who created a sheer, floral lace white gown and a veil with matching lace trim.
“I have always been obsessed with his couture and bridal gowns. His attention to detail is unlike anyone I have ever seen. My first gown was an off the shoulder, long-sleeved lace gown that had a long train,” Devon gushed.
The Victoria’s Secret star later changed into another Murad design – a delicate beaded dress – for the reception.
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Jesse Metcalfe has a habit of stealing his fiancee Cara Santana’s luxury eye cream.The celebrity couple, who became engaged in August 2016 and are currently planning their wedding, have appeared in the latest episode of Harper’s Bazaar’s Go To Bed With…
Jesse Metcalfe has a habit of stealing his fiancee Cara Santana’s luxury eye cream.
The celebrity couple, who became engaged in August 2016 and are currently planning their wedding, have appeared in the latest episode of Harper’s Bazaar’s Go To Bed With Me video series.
In the clip, Jesse and Cara each breakdown their evening skincare regimes for fans, with the Desperate Housewives star sharing that he loves to use La Mer’s The Eye Concentrate cream from his partner’s beauty stash.
“I enjoy stealing this eye cream. Obviously, it’s La Mer, everyone knows the name La Mer, and as I’m getting older, I really need to combat these wrinkles and bags under my eyes,” he said of the product, which is priced at $215 (£160) for a 15ml container.
Elsewhere in the clip, Cara explained that she removes her make-up with Neutrogena wipes, and washes her face with Dr. Barbara Sturm’s cleanser. Jesse also uses the wipes, but for an entirely different reason.
“You know I steal those right?” the 40-year-old laughed. “I clean my sneakers with those. Those are sneaker wipes. Gotta keep my sneaks fresh!”
Cara, 34, is a fan of using Nurse Jamie’s Beauty Roller on her face too, as she finds it helps increase blood flow and tighten the skin, and she’s not afraid to use it on Jesse’s complexion as well.
Her other go-to formulas include AMOREPACIFIC’s Time Response Skin Renewal Serum, AMOREPACIFIC’s Hydration Mist, and Dior’s Capture Youth Advanced Creme, while she swears by using hair oils on the ends of her long brunette tresses.
“I always like to put some dry oil on my ends. I’m obsessing over both Glamsquad and OUAI’s hair oil,” she smiled.
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Paris Hilton has become an investor in an on-demand beauty app that will provide in-home services.The entrepreneur turned DJ is reportedly worth $300 million (£228 million) thanks to her own collection of brands which include fragrance, cosmetics and …
Paris Hilton has become an investor in an on-demand beauty app that will provide in-home services.
The entrepreneur turned DJ is reportedly worth $300 million (£228 million) thanks to her own collection of brands which include fragrance, cosmetics and skincare. And now she has made her first external investment in The Glam App, founded by hair and make-up artist Joey Maalouf and actress and fashion blogger Cara Santana in 2015, which works with 3,000 stylists in 23 markets to offer a range of beauty services at the touch of a button.
“It’s going to make a difference in people’s lives, make them feel gorgeous and confident and look hot on all their dates,” Paris told WWD.
Paris is a partner at the company and will be involved with the board and decision-making. She has already contributed the idea for the app’s highest tier of service VVIP, and helped to create custom hair and make-up looks that will be available in the tier.
“I have all my friends who I’ve worked with for years who are joining the app as VVIP stylists,” she smiled.
Maalouf explained the socialite was the perfect partner for the business, as she started out using the app as a customer.
“She had used us in many cities while she’s traveling and we’ve built this relationship with her, and one thing led to another and it made sense for us to work together,” he said.
“I thought it’s a really genius idea that at the touch of a button you can have hair, make-up, nails, everything brought to your house and get ready there or wherever you like instead of having to go to a salon and deal with all that,” Paris shared, explaining why she got involved with the company. “It’s such a job in itself to have to go to the hair salon, then you have to go to the nail salon, and somewhere else to do your make-up – you could take up your whole day driving around to all these places.”
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