This beauty created A Fine Line--a clothing line bridging the gap between comfortable lounge-wear and chic ready to wear. Her vibe embodies this combination as well, she's super cool and the sweetest down to earth glow girl. Alisia, originally from Pittsburgh, started her career in interior design. She was always interested in aesthetics, but what really shifted her focus into fashion was the quest to find a solution to a personal problem. Like many of us girls out there, Alisia just wanted to be cozy, all day everyday... but we all know we can't just wear our sweatpants 24/7. Alisia figured out a way to do just this by creating super comfortable clothes that could translate into everyday living. The ability to walk "a fine line" between clothing to be comfy at home in *and* clothing that makes you feel beautiful going out in, is that makes her brand so special. Everything is versatile, super soft and relaxed--absolute perfection.
A typical work day for Alisia starts with a morning workout (with our favorite spin doctor Ben Bruker or training at Rise Movement in West Hollywood.) Then it's off to her office in downtown LA, where she's joined by her brother and business partner, George Geanopulos. meetings, concept creation, new pattern design, fittings with sample makers, showroom sales, production, and shipping--there's lots of work Alisia deals with on a daily basis, but she does it all with lots of laughs, the biggest smile, and most importantly she stays cozy all the while.
We visited Alisia in her beautiful home nestled in the canyons of LA. A girly-girl's paradise, her white, spacious and beautiful bathroom was our main hang. You could get lost in the countless drawers filled to the brim with her incredible beauty and makeup products. It was like we were kids in a candy shop, wanting to try and get a taste of it all! She could almost open up her own beauty store with her stash and knowledge!! Alisia really does glow and her skin radiates from her extensive product regimen that she's got down to a science.
**All clothing featured is A Fine Line
HOW THEY GLOW QUESTIONNAIRE
NAME: Alisia Leibel
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
WHEN YOU ARE EATING HEALTHY, WHAT IS A TYPICAL…
BREAKFAST: I always start with Matcha Green Tea. Irish Oatmeal, granola, dried cranberries. Greek Yogurt with agave and Kashi 7 whole grain nuggets. Eggs with spinach or broccoli and chicken sausage
LUNCH: Kale Salad, low fat ricotta cheese, dried cranberries, croutons, and yuzu rice wine vinegar with extra virgin olive oil. Grilled Salmon with brown rice and veggies (from Cabbage Patch)
DINNER: Grilled chicken with oregano and braggs sea kelp, brown rice or millet, baked broccoli
SNACK: Blue Corn chips with salsa or cheddar cheese. Carrots and Barneys Almond Butter. Gluten free crackers avocado, extra virgin olive oil, red pepper flakes. Caraway Finn Crisps, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and oregano melted in microwave (Finn Crisps can be replaced with Ezekiel Sprouted grain tortilla and placed in oven). I recently have been ordering Paleta to my house for my meals. It is a wonderful meal service and I look forward to eating every meal!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INDULGENCE? Pinkberry, Matcha Green Tea lattes from Starbucks, and Magnolia vanilla cupcakes
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH? Corn Agnolotti from Giorgio Baldi or anything with truffles
WHAT IS THE BEST DISH YOU COOK/ YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE? I make a pretty good turkey meat sauce a healthy(ish) spin off of my grandmother's recipe
WHERE DO YOU GROCERY SHOP IN LA? Mainly Whole Foods, some farmers markets, and now Amazon Fresh!
WHAT IS YOUR FITNESS REGIME? (HOW OFTEN & WHAT DO YOU GO) I go to SoulCycle (Ben B.) class 2-3 times a week in WEHO. I also go to Rise Movement in West Hollywood and workout with some of the most amazing trainers there. On off days, I will go for a hike with my girlfriend.
WHAT IS YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE? (PRODUCTS, FACIALS, ETC.) In the morning wash my face with a product from Dr. Lancer’s product line Gentle Cleanser. Then I use a toner from Derma-e, and finish with either Shiseido white lucent cream with SPF or Fresh Black Tea Age Delay cream.
At night, I use Koh Gen Doh Cleansing Spa Water to remove makeup and wash face, tone (like morning) then finish with Dermatologist Dr. Rapaport prescribed Retin A gel mixed with Fresh Black Tea moisturizer. I also occasionally sleep in the Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask or use Sunday Riley’s Good Genes. And if I am feeling really dry, I will use Sunday Riley’s Juno oil.
I really don’t get regular facials, but if I have time, I will go to Dr. Lancer's office for a polish. It’s not very relaxing, but your face feels so smooth after! At home, once or twice a week I will sometimes use Juice Beauty's green apple peel or exfoliate with Dr Lancer’s Polish.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE NATURAL MAKEUP/ BEAUTY PRODUCTS?
I HAVE TOO MANY PRODUCTS TO NAME THEM ALL!
Sunday Riley Effortlessly Breathable Tinted Primer (medium) Armani Maestro Concealer Cle de Peau Clinique waterproof mascara (stays on throughout spin) Shimmer eyeshadows from Chanel Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT 3 PRODUCTS WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU?
2. My Le Labo perfumes (Gaiac 10 and Musc 25)
3. Bug spray (to counter act the perfumes)
WHAT PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY/FITNESS/HEALTH GURUS DO YOU SWEAR BY? Sunday Riley products. Rise movement – Jason Walsh and his team have helped me become a better me. SoulCycle – you leave feeling so accomplished and lifted
TOP 3 FAVORITE SONGS?
1. I love Beyonce's new album
2. “PYT" by Michael Jackson
3. "Lonely Star" by The Weeknd
MOST LIFE-CHANGING BOOK? The Alchemist- I love the message that when you really want something to happen, the whole universe conspires so that your wish comes true.
WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? The day I got a phone call about a dog who was abandoned downtown. I met my new pal Miles and he was the best gift I ever received. He instantly became my other dogs Rens best friend and a wonderful addition to my family.
DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY. Waking up early and heading to a flea market, having a delicious lunch at The Hart and Hunter and having their biscuits (they are to die for) with honey butter, going for a hike or SoulCycle class, coming home and playing with my dogs Ren and Miles, then having some friends over for dinner, some wine, and a game of Heads Up!
WHAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE BEAUTY TIP/SECRET? Lots of sleep. Drink water. Take your vitamins. Wash your face every night.
WHAT MAKES YOU GLOW? Human connection. Eating healthy and being active. Being grateful for everything. Being kind to the Earth, animals & nature, and myself makes me glow.
Photography by: Sasha Young