Monday, January 21, 2008

Happy Martin Luther King Day!

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
-Martin Luther King Jr.
Alek Wek
Du Juan

Chanel Iman

Gemma Ward

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Fit Fashion

January is a time of holiday hangover, the return of monotonous routine, and when herds of guilt-ridden people flock to the gym to fulfill their New Years resolution. I am no different, but I always look on the bright side of this vicious cycle-new clothes! This Spring 2008 season, Stella McCartney has designed another gorgeous and practical collection for tennis, running, golf, and swim, as well as warm-up clothing and accessories. If this seems a little frivolous to you, I have a few arguments. These clothes have the best technology to improve your game, and can also be mixed and matched with other pieces of your wardrobe seamlessly. My view is when you look good, you will probably work out harder too.

One if not possibly the most chic sports is tennis. While being very classic, this outfit is also very fresh. The sweetly feminine detailing on the neckline is a retro take on the polo. The skort is also a tennis staple, and this one has just the right
amount of minimalism to balance out the preciousness of the blouse.

This outfit is my favorite, since I am a runner. This material is breathable and wicks away perspiration, while looking shiny and fabulous as well. I love the utilitarian vibe, the bright colors, and the satiny texture.

A very unique interpretation of the golf uniform. No polo shirts to be seen here! I could easily see the short jacket paired with jeans for a casual spring outfit.

A very glamorous maillot. Just a tad bit more modest than a bikini. This is for active people who love their two piece but don't want their bathing suit to be, um, as active as well.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Inspired: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

Over the winter break, I decided to catch up on some un-required reading (finally)! I also got my wisdom teeth pulled, which meant no social time for Miss "The Godfather"-cheeked girl. I picked up Twilight by Stephenie Meyers, and could not put it down! It is one of the most beautiful stories I have ever read. It's the unlikely love story of Bella, a typical teen girl, and Edward, a beautiful and complex vampire. I have passed this book on to a few people now of all different ages, it is just a universally appealing, genre-defying masterpiece (the movie is in the works...and check out the rest of the series!)

How does this apply to my blog? Well, I came across one of my favorite must-haves in one of its new incarnations, Moon Venom from DuWop. This tingly lip plumper has opalescent shimmer in it, perfect for if you are feeling a little mysterious. The venom theme is such a unique concept and reminds me of the venom in the bite of a vampire. The shimmery "moon" flecks remind me of the title of Meyer's second book, New Moon (Note: the tingly sensation is from the cinnamon extract).

I recommend reading this series, you won't regret it.