From left: Alexander Wang, Christopher Kane and Lacoste Image by: Imaxtree
The basic knit is reinvented and a new trend is born.
When was the last time you thought purposefully of a cardigan? The button-up knit with preppy roots emerged as a hero piece on the runways of New York and the message continued in London. Like denim and the white button-down before it, the cardigan was taken apart and reinvented by the likes of Christopher Kane, who presented holographic, slightly oversized versions. In New York, Alexander Wang sent model Stella Lucia down his party-ready runway in a loose, borrowed-from-dad knit that read as anything but precious. Lacoste, Ulla Johnson and Dion Lee took a fuzzier approach, while Tory Burch and Victoria Beckham represented the more sophisticated end of the spectrum.
The takeaway? Whether undone, artsy or preppy, the cardigan is infinitely versatile and, for the first time in many seasons, covetable.
Christopher Kane Image by: Imaxtree
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Amber Tamblyn and David Cross at the PEN Center USA's 26th Annual Literary Awards Festival in September 2016. Image by: Getty
And shared her hilarious fake name.
It's a girl for Amber Tamblyn and David Cross.
The couple – who married in 2012 – posted a video of their baby's foot on Amber's Instagram with the caption. "David and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Dauphinoise Petunia Brittany Scheherazade Von Funkinstein Mustard Witch RBG Cross Tamblyn-Bey jr."
Emm Arruda walks in Tommy Hilfiger's "Tommyland" show in Venice Beach. Image by: Getty
Canadian model Emm Arruda shares her experience walking for the Tommy Hilfiger show in L.A.
Emm Arruda's name might sound familiar thanks to a breakout runway season last season—the 16-year-old walked for brands like Dior, Proenza Schouler and Chanel. Before heading off for her first full runway season this month, the Oakville, Ont. native was flown to L.A. on the branded #TommyAir plane to walk in Tommy Hilfiger's see-now, buy-now show in Venice Beach. Arruda walked along stars like Gigi and Bella, Joan Smalls and Sara Sampaio. Here's what she had to say about the experience.
When did you find out you were cast in the show?
"It was three days before we left for L.A. My agent called me in for a fitting and told me the news. I was so excited as I heard about the details."
What was it like on board the Tommy airplane?
"It was way more fun than a regular plane. They brought in big speakers and played music. We danced and were given Tommy pillows, blanket, hoodies, books etc. It was comfy and the best flight ever!"
Did you get to know some of the other models?
"This trip helped me become a lot closer to some of the other models because it was a cool and fun overnight trip. Kind of like a sleepover! I saw some familiar faces and caught up, and met some celebrities. I was a bit starstruck!"
How did this show compare to others you've walked for?
"This was the first show I’ve been flown in and out for, and the first time I was given the clothes I wore on the runway to keep! It was also my first time to L.A. The entire setting was turned into Tommyland which was a huge carnival-like experience with food trucks, music and performers. It was amazing. I’ve never seen anything like it! It was more of an event than a show!"
What was the mood like backstage?
"Backstage everyone was really excited and having a ton of fun. The music was great and the dancing didn’t stop. Everyone backstage was nice and having a great time but still getting the job done."
What will the next month look like for you?
"This time will be my first full circuit which will consist of New York, London, Milan and Paris. Last season because of school I was only able to take on New York and Paris. I’ve not yet been to London or Milan so I’m looking forward to it. It's going to be busy and chaotic but I say, bring it on! I'd like to walk for at least 30 shows this season."
If it’s good enough for Gigi, it’s good enough for us.
Kickboxing is definitely not just another passing fitness trend. The workout, which gained major popularity back in 2015, is championed by today's hottest celebs–see Gigi Hadid and pretty much every Victoria’s Secret Angel. Not only is it a fun way to release any built up stress and anger (because life), but it’s also an extremely effective form of exercise: Boxing is a full-body workout that builds lean muscles by combining different cardiovascular activities with high reps and low resistance.
Not sure if you can go full-on Rocky? Toronto-based Studio KO’s master trainer DJ Laperle gave us four tips to help you train like a supermodel.
At this point, you’ve probably already given up on that fitness New Year’s resolution. Instead, make a "new week" or "new day" resolution AKA start right now. "If you’re having a hard time keeping yourself on track, set a goal of finding someone you can workout with to help keep each other motivated," says Laperle. Hitting the gym will be a lot easier if you know you’re going to get some quality face time with a friend – just ask VS Angels Jasmine Tookes and Josephine Skriver who are known for being gym buddies and even have an Instagram account dedicated to their BFF workouts.
SKIP IT GOOD
Don’t stress about picking up a pair of gloves and getting in the ring just yet. Kickboxing combines a range of activities, some of which are so simple they can be done at home.
Skipping is a great way to ease yourself in; it requires very little equipment, improves your footwork and increases your coordination. If you have the attention span of a toddler, switch it up by playing with speeds, intervals and patterns. Laperle recommends starting with 8 rounds of 2 minutes each. He says that skipping fast for 20 minutes straight is the cardio workout equivalent of spending 50 minutes at that spin class you hate.
Shadow boxing is another easy option. Grab some light hand weights (start with 1- 2 pounds) and spar with an imaginary partner for 5-8 rounds of 3 minutes each. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you work up a sweat.
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While you don’t want to eat too much before your workout – hello nausea and cramping – your body needs fuel to power through all those uppercuts. According to experts, complex carbs are your friend here, so try eating a small snack, like a wrap with fresh veggies and some turkey, 30-60 minutes before your workout. The combination of carbohydrates and protein will keep your glucose levels steady as your exercise.
Eating afterwards is just as important. Aim to eat some protein within 30 minutes of exercising – protein supplies the body with amino acids which help to rebuild and repair the muscles you just worked. Laperle, who is a Genuine Health Ambassador, recommends their fermented Greek Yogurt proteins+.
TAKE A BREATHER
There’s really no need to hit the gym every single day. Laperle says that a 45-minute workout 3-4 times is enough to start seeing results within a few weeks. You want to workout frequently enough to produce results, but not so much that you cause injury. Rigorous exercise causes tears in your body’s muscle fibres, but rest days allow your body to repair that damage. The good news? This rest helps your muscles grow bigger and stronger for your next trip to the gym.