The Root Interview: Designer Lois Samuels on Life After Modeling

In the '90s, the Jamaican-born model made the buzz cut hot and happening on the runway. The model-photographer-writer-designer talks to The Root about her new collection, the lack of diversity on the runway and why she didn't want to be another model-turned-actress.

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TR: That's it? You eat healthy? Do you exercise?

LS: I dance a lot at home. We have a lot of parties, and I always dance.

TR: Where did you get the name "Vessel"?

LS: I always used to say, "We're all vessels of life. We are all vessels of love." So when I started the line, I said, "That's it!"

Constance C.R. White, a former style reporter for the New York Times and style director of eBay, is a consultant and independent journalist.

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