InStyle October 3, 2013
A good bra is like a good friend: supportive, lovely, and—once you find the perfect one—they’ll make you feel pretty all day long. Of course, it’s finding that perfect one that’s the hard part. But that’s where InStyle comes in. We worked our way through silk, satin, lace, Lycra, and even a few sequins. We tried on everything the market has to offer in the name of finding gorgeous miracle workers for all shapes, sizes, and lifestyles. Want a backless and strapless bra? Looking for a full-figured bra with heavy-duty support? Need a nude that matches your skin tone? Our picks have got you covered.
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InStyle September 17, 2013
If you’re anything like us, you’ve been too busy marveling at the fashion stomping down the runways at New York Fashion Week and obsessing over the cool red carpet looks at TIFF to pay much attention to fall’s new shows. Now that both events are over, it’s definitely time for some quality couch time! We’re ready to curl up and discover our new favorite shows among the TV rookies.
It’s hard to say which one of fall’s shows we’re looking forward to most, but it’s easy to name a few standouts. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland promises to be a sumptuous fairy tale where Alice travels back down the rabbit hole. (We can’t wait for the eye-candy of the Red Queen’s wardrobe!) Plus, some of the all-time greatest sitcom actors return to the small screen this year: Michael J. Fox stars in the suitably named The Michael J. Fox Show, and Robin Williams will bring his frenetic energy to The Crazy Ones (we’re predicting loads of eye rolls from co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar, who plays his uptight daughter).
Out of all the shows on the new fall lineup, Brooklyn Nine-Nine gets our vote for best new ensemble. From the producers of Parks and Recreation and starring SNL alum Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine promises to deliver a smart, winking satire that will send up TV cop show tropes.
Click through the gallery to see all the shows we expect will have everyone atwitter, plus the hot hashtags you’ll need to use to be in on the convo.
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BeautifulNow June 8, 2013
Adding water adds beauty to your workout. It achieves both physical and mental exercise goals, with cool, stress-free, and superior results. It is no wonder that, lately, more and more water-based exercise movements have been cropping up. Continue reading
BeautifulNow June 7, 2013
“Sleeping with the fishes,” is a much more inviting concept now that it can come with room service and a gorgeous view. In fact, it becomes even more exciting when you consider that you just might be waking up in Atlantis.
The stuff of the legend of Atlantis, a mythical island, sunk into the ocean around 9600 BC, is rising once again. Allegedly buried under crashing waves and overtaken by gently beckoning seaweed, it became home to scuttling crabs, their tiny feet clinking across submerged marble temples, and schools of frantic fish—darts of iridescent color under the waves.
But now, the essence of Atlantis will be reborn in the form of a very beautiful resort in Dubai. When finished, fiction will become fact as luxury is built under the sea. Continue reading
Elizabeth Banks May 28, 2013
Looking for fun summer plans? Katie has some great ideas for you… Xx EB
My spring/summertime essentials include a pair of fresh Keds, a kick ass strawberry shortcake recipe, and my National Parks Passport. The Passport is a little blue book—half guidebook, half wishlist—outlining all the historic sites, parks, and memorials that the National Park Service cares for. At each site, there is a unique stamp that you can use to make a cancellation in your passport while you, as the NPS motto states, “Experience your America.”
To say I’m obsessed with my National Park Passport is putting it lightly. Last year, in a frenzy, I visited the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Clinton Castle, Federal Hall, and the birthplace of Teddy Roosevelt in three days! I felt like Nicholas Cage in National Treasure (only with much more believable dialogue).
I’ve become captivated with collecting the stamps at parks and memorials that dot the country, marking America’s treasures. I’ve found myself going out of my way to finagle routes that include of the spots listed in my passport. The best part is: every place I’ve visited has surprised me, taught me something about our past, and touched me.
Here are just a few of my favorite places so far on my quest to fill my National Parks Passport: Continue reading
BeautifulNow May 22, 2013
Food and Art, two of our passions, intersect in a new crop of gorgeous “cookbooks.”
Piet Mondrian’s thick black lines are replaced with chocolate ganache. His crisp white squares are now moist, spongy vanilla cake. The dashes of colors are dyed blue, yellow, and red velvet cake.
Modern Art Desserts: Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Confections, and Frozen Treats Based on Iconic Works of Art, by Caitlin Freeman, (Ten Speed Press, 2013), is filled with 27 recipes for sweets based on artworks on exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It provides step-by-step recipes for crafting culinary works of art.
BeautifulNow April 29, 2013
Here, the asphalt is glistening. Colors are bleeding across these wondrous (somehow not gloomy) scenes—red from traffic lights and yellow of streetlamps. Bending umbrellas strain against the weather, their carrier bent low against the wind. The neon of New York City’s Broadway blurs behind a window dotted with rain. A taxi hides behind a wall of black smoke rising up from the unseen subway, its headlights burning through the haze like a predator on the Serengeti. Continue reading
BeautifulNow April 28, 2013
Graffiti gets a bad rap. It’s the red-headed stepchild of the art world. At best, it’s considered a passing fad. At worst, it’s reviled. Graffiti artists are misunderstood creatures. They often hide, with paint-splattered hoods pulled over their heads, creating their art under cover of night, in decisive swipes and dashes, globs and sprays. But perhaps that perception is expanding with projects like Atlanta’s “Elevate South Broad Mural Projects.”
The project began in October, 2012, at the 100 block of South Broad near the intersection of Broad & Mitchell Street, a longtime overlooked block in downtown Atlanta. The city commissioned several street artists to douse the rundown buildings with life and color. Atlanta artists, HENSE, Tilt, Server, and Born, as well as LA artist Push, answered the call to mural. Continue reading
BeautifulNow April 23, 2013
A dancer stands on a sleek sculpted column atop a pedestal, when suddenly—ZAP!—a bolt of crackling purple lighting shoots through the room and begins to gather and twist around his body. He is New Zealand artist Carlos Van Camp and he shows no fear, only grace, as he begins to move, teasing the top of a Tesla coil, with three million volts spitting and jumping over and around his limbs.
And so begins Dutch designer Iris van Herpen’s spring 2013 runway show. The collection, presented in Paris, explores the electricity of the body. Continue reading
BeautifulNow April 14, 2013
Talented hands dip into the cool water, pulling stones from the local river in Cormier, a rural zone just east of Port au Prince. The stones have been smoothed from their time under the current, and their shapes are oblong and curving. The hands work slowly, moving with patience and love, carving the stones into hearts. These hands are the hands of Haitian artisans and these stone hearts will bring change.