'Self' Publishes Style Guide for How It Plans to Discuss Weight and Health
And more inside its first-ever all-digital Weight Issue.
And more inside its first-ever all-digital Weight Issue.
"To say that this powerhouse ingredient is a superfood is an understatement."
Danielle DuBoise and Whitney Tingle's brand has found fans in Gwyneth Paltrow, Lily Aldridge, Amber Valletta and Lena Dunham.
A closer look at two companies poised to become the Warby Parkers of the supplement world.
Forget SoulCycle, burn your yoga mats, and cancel your Equinox membership.
People often use a lot of voodoo to prevent illness. Some swear by certain rituals or supplements to keep them healthy, but what really works?
Today, Garance Doré took to her blog to discuss the "weird distorted version" of body image that she says traditional media portrays. But she's not talking about the proliferation of size 0 models--not exactly anyway. Doré takes issue with the fact that those size 0 models (and actresses, for that matter) are shown eating cupcakes and burgers all the time. Doré writes: If the girls on Sex and the City...or Bridesmaids, or any other movie/TV show/magazine REALLY spent their time eating like they did on the screen, they’d look more like Lena Dunham than Carrie Bradshaw.
What do you do when your favorite summer shoes don't seem to like you as much as you like them? We talked to Dr. Nadia F. Levy, D.P.M. at The Center for Pediatric Care and Sports Medicine, and did a little research to get the 411 on how to prevent and treat these irritating sandal injuries. Read on for some pointers and click through the gallery for some useful products. Or just throw out your stylish sandals and get some Adidas shower slides. They seem pretty comfy.
Today, the New York Times published what is maybe the most hilarious pre-Fashion Week story ever about something that isn't actually supposed to be that hilarious: The flu. Let's just say the fashion world's idea of flu prevention is a little different from the rest of the world's.
Ah, fashion party food. Anyone who's ever been to a fashion event, or any fancy holiday party for that matter, knows what we're talking about here: The bounds of teensy-tiny, too-adorable-to-not-consume h'ors doeuvres that always seem to be hovering just an arm's length away. Maybe you came right from work and haven't had time to eat a proper dinner. Maybe that model-slash-cater waiter carrying the deviled quail eggs has been giving you the eyes since you first walked in (or... hasn't he?). Whatever the reason, there you are. There they are. You have one choice: To eat, or not to eat. So what'll it be?
Gifting suites and little mani/pedi/hair salon/spas--all sponsored by various companies, of course--are everywhere during New York Fashion Week, but t
If there is one fashion person we'd like to hit the gym with, it is, without a doubt, Simon Doonan. So you can imagine our delight at the first insta
In the ongoing quest for the "perfect body," women have turned to a new--actually make that very, very old--mode of transformation: corsetry According to the New York Times, girdles--or fajas as they're called in Spanish--have been making a comeback in Latino communities in New York, particularly in Queens, for the past five years. “There is a Spanish saying, you want to look ‘like a Coke bottle,’ ” Lilliana Rios, 33, of ThingsLatinosLoveorHate.com, told the paper. “A lot of Spanish songs talk about women with shapes like a guitar, so that’s the curved look that Latina women want.” And that's precisely what they're going for when they squeeze themselves into a faja, which NYT says are so tight they "can force the air out of your lungs," and cause organ-shifting. They come in all sorts of iterations from waist cinching girdles to full body suits, and range in price from $20 to over $70, depending on fabric.
There is nothing more soul-sucking, gut-wrenching, and day-ruining than swimsuit shopping. It doesn't matter what size or shape you are--swimsuit shopping is the absolute worst. And now scientists have actually proven that simply imagining trying on a swimsuit is profoundly damaging and ego crushing.
Since being banned from Facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest, thinspiration has found a new home: Instagram. We wish we could say we were surprised... According to the Huffington Post, a search for the tag "thinspo" on Statigram (a site that allows users to search trends and tagged Instagram photos), yields over 30,000 Instagram images. Other tags such as "ana," "thin," and "thinspiration" are equally popular with photos ranging in the thousands. Even more scary/bizarre, tags like "hipbones," and "thighgap," two areas that the thinspo community seems particularly focused on, are becoming more and more prevalent.
It's that time of year. Time to start accepting that, yes, your pants are actually a little bit tighter today than they were a month ago. The question now: Should you do something about it? And more specifically, should you do a juice cleanse? Open any magazine and you'll read about a celeb raving about this latest fad. The promises--"detox" and weight loss--are intriguing, so I decided to try a cleanse in an attempt to stop the downward bodily spiral that usually occurs over the holidays. I chose Ritual Cleanse, which is a one-year-old LA-based brand (they'll ship anywhere). They don't really promise anything--which to my skeptical mind is a good thing--but rather offer you the benefits that past cleansers SAID they got from doing the program: weight loss, mental clarity, better digestion, happier mood, decreased desire for salt and sugar, glowing skin, increased sex drive. Less salt and more sex? OK!
Okay, so that was sort of a rhetorical question. I mean who wouldn't want the flawless skin, perfect bods and flowing, perfectly-undone hair we see on any given VS model--and it's all totally natural, right? Well, not exactly. Because while these ladies are certainly gorgeous, they're not as perfect as you might think. They, too, have puffy eyes, dull skin, bad hair days and, yes, even blemishes, just like the rest of us. That's where Colleen Creighton and Pasquale Ferrante--the beauty and hair geniuses behind many a Victoria's Secret and Victoria's Secret PINK look--come in. We went behind the scenes at a Victoria's Secret PINK shoot in Miami, courtesy of Alison Brod PR, to find out all the secrets that go into looking like a VS model straight from the source. Read on to find out how you can get the look, with tips from Creighton, Ferrante and some of the models themselves!
Just in time for that big Thanksgiving binge comes exciting news from the world of weight loss. Experts often recommend chewing gum when you get a food craving instead of chewing on an Oreo. (Because that piece of minty sugarless gum is a fantastic substitute for a cookie. Anyway.) Medical weight loss researchers may take that concept a bit further by producing a gum that contains an ingredient which makes you feel full so you won't eat, and hopefully, will lose weight.