This will NEVER cease to make me laugh
This will NEVER cease to make me laugh
Your future self will literally laugh at your present self for daring to think that person was important.
Spain is replacing its street names from fascist leaders to WOMEN
When that guy you had high hopes for turns into everything you wanted him to be in the first place.
After I read this article from Fast Company about how the most influential people in the world read at least 50 books a year I decided to count and make a list of the books I’ve read since I moved to Miami 16 months ago. Here it goes:
Health and Fitness:
Can you relate?
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A little less than a moth ago we got to witness what was an hour-long infomercial of lingerie, perfect physiques and Taylor Swift (drool) in the 2014 Victoria’s Secret fashion show. And while you my feel like these angels are the only girls on this planet capable of achieving a flawless look, it turns out that their appearance goes way beyond just winning the genetic lottery. These angels train for the show the same way an athlete trains for the Olympics, and prepare for this occasion months in advance.
If the Victoria’s Secret fashion show left you feeling like you need to
skip the cupcakes step your fitness game up, then fear not. Here at Foreign Concept we have created a roundup of the Angel’s workouts of choice, and the fitness gurus behind these perfectly sculpted bodies. And with resolution season just around the corner, instead of making the clichéd “I need to lose weight” resolution (come on! We are all guilty of that one) which seems vague and difficult to attain because its so unspecific, we should all aspire to #trainlikeanangel in 2015.
So here is what it takes to obtain an Angel-status body:
Ballet Training: Ever since she trained Natalie Portman for Black Swan, Mary Helen Bowers has gained a cult like following among Victoria’s Secret Angels. Her ballet inspired moves help create the long and lean muscles and those enviable abs. Among her Angel following we can find: Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Romee Strijd, Isabeli Fontana and Lily Aldridge.
Boxing: It may sound like an oxymoron that the world’s most delicate Angels can beat pretty much anyone in a street fight, but boxing is the sport of choice for Angels like Adriana Lima who has been boxing with trainer Michael Olajide Jr. for the past 10 years. Other model boxers include: Gigi Hadid, Sara Sampaio, Cara Delevingne, Elsa Hosk, Maryna Linchuk and Constance Jablonski. Their boxing gyms of choice include: Aerospace High Performance Center, Mendez Boxing and the Insta-famous Gotham Gym.
Soul-Cycle: There are many brands of indoor cycling studios, but none with the model following that Soul-Cycle has. On any given day you may bump into Angels like Alessandra Ambrosio, Karlie Kloss and Lily Aldrigde in their peaceful yet heart-pumping classes. Because we all feel a little more motivated to turn up the resistance in our bikes when we have an Angel pedaling next to us.
Body-Sculpting: Those incredibly toned limbs and Victoria’s Secret abs are due to resistance training and body sculpting exercises with weights. While there are many personal trainers out there who can whip your body into shape, the Angel’s secret weapon is trainer Justin Gelband. What’s even more awesome is that he recently opened a studio in the Bowery where commoners like us can go and benefit from the Angel whisperer’s techniques. His model following includes: Karlie Kloss who constantly instagrams pictures of herself in Gelband’s studio, Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanpoel, Behati Prinsloo and Lily Aldridge.
Running: It may sound like the most over simplified way of training but the Angels attribute their tiny frames to running since it is the highest calorie-burning workout and doesn’t create bulk. Among the angel runners we can find: Gigi Hadid, Izabel Goulart (well she practices pretty much every discipline under the sun) Mirand Kerr and Heidi Klum. The best part about running is that the only fancy equipment you’ll need is running shoes and a good attitude and the second one is generally free.
In case you need some extra motivation to start training like an Angel, here is a slideshow of your favorite girls breaking a sweat.
Original article written by me for Manhattan Magazine
Several of your favorite retailers, salons and restaurants have teamed up to bring you a month of giving back during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Don’t forget to wear pink!
French Connection’s Shop For The Cause Event
In case you needed another reason to shop at French Connection, the brand wants to give you three: fun, fashion and philanthropy. At their Oct. 26 shopping event, 20 percent of all the sales will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation. This event will also include cocktails, a fashion show and raffles. DETAILSRSVP at RSVPevents@frenchconnection-usa.com, French Connection, 435 West Broadway
“Take a Bite” Out of Breast Cancer at Carnegie Deli
On Oct. 29, head to Carnegie Deli to enjoy mini versions of their classic fare, pink ribbon cheesecake, pink-themed desserts, goodie bags and much more. This soiree will benefit the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which promotes awareness for early detection. DETAILS Carnegie Deli, 854 Seventh Avenue, eventbee.com
Salon Sck’s Fight For The Cure
During the month of October, Salon Sck will partner with Kerastase and Shu Uemura to raise money for breast cancer awareness. One hundred percent of their proceeds from this month will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. There has never been a better excuse to get your hair done. DETAILS Salon SCK, 1845 Broadway, 2nd Floor, 212.265.1700
Pink Extensions by Ted Gibson Salon
Pink is the new blonde at Ted Gibson Salon. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month the salon offers Hairdreams pink extensions throughout October. All funds raised the promotion, which starts from $25 per extension, will benefit Komen Greater NYC. DETAILS Ted Gibson Salon, 184 Fifth Avenue, #2, 212.633.6333,tedgibsonbeauty.com
Brides Against Breast Cancer Charity Wedding Gown Sale
Join Brides Against Breast Cancer in Central Park’s Loeb Boathouse for their charity wedding gown sale. If you’re getting married, this event is the perfect opportunity to save some money while supporting those affected by breast cancer. DETAILS Nov. 13, Loeb Boathouse, East 72nd St. and Park Drive North