2.24.2011

sit ups anyone?

If you need some workout music that has a good beat but isn't techno and isn't too fast, here's some. Great for ab workouts.

 



This video is insane, but you'd just be listening anyways.


body fabulous

You may have heard of Tracy Anderson- she's the celebrity trainer for stars like Gweneth Paltrow. I have tried a whole bunch of Tracy's workouts and thought I'd share my favorites.

Below is a clip from people.com where she teaches some moves. They're all good, but at 1:16 she explains the double attitude lift, which is a super ab exercise.



Here is a fun arm exercise that you'll like if you are a dancer (even if you're a closeted one). It doesn't even feel like your working out. Warning: You will look stupid, so close the blinds.

2.12.2011

Facebook Me

I finally saw The Social Network. The story was interesting and the acting was good. The neatest part was watching a social revolution play out before you that is still recent history.


Watch a clip from the movie

2.11.2011

the bravery

I love The Bravery. Here's a song I can't stop listening to.

                                                                   


It annoys me that it's on the Eclipse soundtrack, but it's still a good song. Guess I can't blame them.

driving music

If you are looking for some driving music, I recommend Boy, by Ra Ra Riot.





It's uptempo but not cheesy, a little funky, and it's got some fun bass riffs in the middle. So I ask, how can it not lighten the mood? Suck it, traffic.

2.01.2011

Kors commandments

In the latest issue of InStyle magazine, Michael Kors shares his style commandments.


Here they are, straight to you (well, sort of), the boiled-down version.


1) Don't dress to go with your age. Dress to go with your body.   See Helen Mirren.


2) Your cloths should be the same shape as you- don't hide behind them.     So many people break this one. Be proud of your shape and own it.

3) 3/4 length sleeves make your arms look longer and thinner.



4) Heels with a thin ankle strap slim your ankles.




 5) To be a "fashion editor" like Jackie Kennedy, focus on basic shapes, don't go crazy with pattern, and buy quality fabrics.   Kate seems to be channeling her inner "fashion editor."


6) Halter-tops and racerback tanks work for those with broad shoulders.





7) Stylish dressers play with opposites. Mix and match and it won't look like you overdid it.    Rachel Bilson does this like it's her job... well, it kind of is her job, seeing as she has a column in InStyle. Check out the leather jacket over a sundress. So chic.