A few weeks ago, I teamed up with Lifestyle Mirror and Noah Douglas Neiman to shoot a video at my favorite boutique fitness studio, Barry's Bootcamp. I've been committed to working out for years and have tried countless workouts, studios, and gyms — nothing (nothing, nothing, nothing!) has changed my body the way that Barry's has. Combined with regular Hot Power Yoga classes at Pure Yoga (which not only strengthen but help stretch out muscles after running/lifting weights), I feel stronger both physically and mentally. Best of all, because the instructors and staff at Barry's are so incredibly passionate and dedicated to their students, I actually find myself looking forward to working out when I have a class scheduled.
Check out the teaser below for a look inside Barry's Bootcamp Chelsea and see the full video at Lifestyle Mirror.
W is typically one of those magazines that puts out stellar covers, but for October they completely missed the mark with Jennifer Lawrence. The actress herself wasn’t a bad cover choice, but there’s a weird, overwhelming Black-Swan-meets-Rooney-Mara styling element that definitely isn’t working.
“I don't even know what they were trying to achieve with this, it's neither eye-catching nor pretty nor interesting,” Psylocke posted.
YoninahAliza wrote, “I really want to like this because I'm a big fan of Jennifer Lawrence but I don't know if I can. I wouldn't mind the cover so much if she didn't have feathers in her hair because then it would be an overall better image. Although I appreciate W's attempt at presenting Jennifer in a more high fashion way, usually for magazine covers she's just made up to look like the ‘girl next door.’”
Miss Dalloway also seemed to think that Jennifer would be more suited to styling in the “girl next door” vein. “This is awful,” she commented. “She does not pull off that styling, I never consider her as someone who can do High Fashion, but she can certainly photograph in a beautiful way, so there is room to do something nice with her, not to push her to do edgy!”
Keep your fingers crossed that the editorial images that are sure to accompany the cover shot will be far less awkward.
Rachel McAdams is currently supporting her film To the Wonder at the Toronto International Film Festival, and at the movie’s premiere she stepped out in what may be one of her best looks ever. Clad in a single-sleeved, forest green, flowing Elie Saab gown that enhanced the color of her green eyes and softly swirled around the curves of her body, Rachel herself was a wonder to behold.
“Such an interesting dress! So glamorous on Rachel, my favorite red carpet look of hers in years (maybe ever),” wrote HeatherAnne.
LolaSvelt posted, “Oh, wow. This has got be one of her best looks ever… I like that she didn't decide to overdo the jewelry and just went for simple earrings.”
“It is a gorgeous dress. Her makeup is also absolutely spot on,” kissmesweet added.
Well-played Rachel McAdams. You look awesome and we don't hate you for it, at all.
Vogue Germany can be kind of all over the place when it comes to its covers, but for the October issue, featuring model Kati Nescher photographed by Camilla Åkrans, it seems they’ve gotten everything right. From the artful way Kati is posing with a white flower, to her bold makeup, styling and even the font choices, it all comes together to make a standout cover that forum members loved.
“What a stunning sexy cover, Kati is on fire!” Miss Dalloway posted. “Perhaps she is not the most exciting model, but she sure can photograph beautifully, and Camilla always does her subjects justice.”
Mackos described the cover as “Stunning! It's so intense, yet soft and sensual, plus Kati looks amazing,” he added.
“LOVE how Kati is holding the flower like a cigarette,” HeatherAnne commented. “Hands-down one of my favorite covers of 2012, everything about it is extremely sexy (even the font choices)!”
Could this be a contender for one of the best covers of the year? Kati looks flawless.
Last week, we attended Style-passport’s Big Summer Blog Spot event at their head office in London. The company was launched in March 2011 by Sarah Walter, who counts Vogue, Marie Claire, andHarper’s Bazaaramongst her previous employers. Style-passport is your one-stop online holiday shop, which sells everything you need to complete your holiday wardrobe, be it a luxury beach vacation or a short city getaway.
The evening began with their Fashion Director, Sam Jones, guiding us through the essential capsule holiday wardrobes for city, beach, and countryside breaks. For instance, using some of Style-passport’s current offerings, she explained that the perfect holiday wardrobe for a city break this AW12-13 would consist of foldable flats, an Iro printed dress, an American vintage silk tee, Mih jeans, an Iro Jersey tee, an Iro Jacket, a Missoni wrap, and a pair of wedges by Ash.
As the event got into full swing, we were treated to Japanese cocktails, a Hawaiian-inspired photoshoot with photographer Nicholas Kay, and competitions. Style-passport offers a unique special delivery option, too: for around ten pounds, you can receive your order within 90 minutes of ordering if you live within distance of the M25. That’s just perfect for you last-minute holiday packers who’ve realised that you’ve forgotten an essential and need it asap!
Sarah said her different experiences working within the fashion industry and years travelling and living abroad in countries such as Africa inspired the start-up. She ultimately wanted to combine her love for fashion and travel. Hence, the creation of Style-passport.
Kate Bosworth has made no secret of her passion for fashion. She is consistently well dressed in fashion-forward ensembles, collaborates on JewelMint with her friend and stylist Cher Coulter, and is a staple at fashion events and runway shows. The same sorts of things can be said about several starlets, but how many of them have done commentary with Derek Blasberg for a Theyskens’ Theory runway show? I’ll venture a guess that Kate is the first. Sure, it’s a bit gimmicky, but I would bet that more than a few Kate Bosworth fans have now watched the Theyskens’ Theory show stream just to see and hear a bit more from her.
Forum members were impressed by Kate’s commentary and her grasp on fashion and the Theyskens’ Theory collection in particular. “Wow! Kate is really very good at the whole interview/commentary thing,” wrote jalouse. “Good for her!” Jalouse also credits Kate for introducing her to under-the-radar brands. “I love Kate Bosworth's style and I'm so grateful to her,” she shared. “If it wasn't for Kate, I wouldn't be aware of Cushnie et Ochs. I'm so glad she went to their show during NYC fashion week and interviewed them for style.com. They're now my new favorite designers!!! Their clothes are stunning!”
“I agree she did good commenting on the runway show,” musicjunkie posted. “You can tell she really got the collection and explained Olivier's vision well.”
What do you think of Kate’s commentary? Cool and insightful, or completely unnecessary?