Lois Samuels, the beauty behind the brand the Vessel. by lois, is a triple threat — model, designer and mom.

Samuels began her career in fashion as a model for famed designers like Calvin Klein, Issey Miyake and Givenchy. Two years ago, Samuels left her modeling career, which included campaigns with Banana Republic and Club Monaco, to launch a second one in designing.

The modern and sophisticated collection launched to rave reviews. Her journey then took another turn as learned to give back to her community.

Read on for a glimpse at her gorgeous wardrobe and an inspiring story…