Camo-Claus

 

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From sea to snow, Camo is in season for the Holidays!

Blend in and standout with this collection of sporty favorites.

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: FAITH CONNEXION CAMO INTARSIA SWEATER $800 now $288! A bold camouflage pattern is knit with delicate mohair blend yarns in this oversized street-chic sweater.

OAKLEY WINDJACKET 2.0 SUNGLASSES $150. The Oakley Windjacket combines sunglasses and goggles in a cool hybrid that features the best of both in performance and style. Shown here with a Camo frame, the Prizm Snow lens enhances contrast in a wide range of light. Removable triple-layer face foam and strap provides added wind protection and keeps sunglasses secure on the slopes.

ALTERNATIVE ECO-FLEECE JOGGER PANT $58. To and from the gym, running around, or just relaxing at home, you’ll be living in these super soft and cozy camo sweats all season long. Check out the entire Alternative Camo Collection too! Read More

 

A Yogi’s Journey

 

AMANDA MURDOCK, DECEMBER 2017

I belong to Pure Yoga in NYC, a popular members-only yoga studio on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. There is one on the Upper West Side as well. As I have discussed before on STYLE of SPORT, I really don’t like yoga, but force myself to go as a counterpart to all the running and spinning I do. Like any fitness class you take, it’s about finding an instructor you like, and one of the first yoga teachers I found at Pure, whose class enjoyed, was Amanda Murdock. For me, that’s saying a lot.

I first took Amanda’s class back in 2013 during my annual 31 Days of Fitness feature. I remember thinking then that she was very skinny. With a ballerina’s physique and muscle definition, my assumption was she was or had been a dancer. I didn’t presume the other explanation. It was only a couple of years ago, when I noticed her body started to change and become much healthier looking, that I wondered if she might have had an eating disorder. The Pure community is fairly tight knit, and when I asked another instructor, a friend of both of ours, she told me that had been the case.

Amanda has gone from about 90lbs. to 120lbs. since I have been a member of Pure. As a fitness instructor Amanda’s transformation has been very public. I started thinking about what it must be like to have a classroom of eyes staring at you every day — going through such a challenging and emotional journey while on display. I wanted to know her story and tell her story. Although Amanda and I were friendly, our only contact was in class, and I was very hesitant to ask her about something so personal. Read More

 

Move Over Almond, There’s a New Milk in Town!

 

 

ILLUSTRATION BY FERDINAND VAN ALPHEN

 
It used to be if you were looking for an alternative to cow’s milk, your only option was soy milk. It was the first non-dairy milk to go mainstream, popping up in grocery stores and soy lattes everywhere. Soy milk fell out of favor, however, for the digestive and allergen issues it caused some people, and rice milk became the popular alternative. Almond milk soon took its place, and has held court as the nut milk of choice for a few years.

Walk into a health food store or your local hipster coffee house these days, and you’ll find a plethora of plant-based milk alternatives, from cashew to coconut, oat to hemp, and more – each claiming to be the best alternative to the alternatives, and leaving us to wonder which one we should drinking.

Plant-based nut and grain milks vary in their macronutrient composition (protein, carbohydrate and fat), and also in the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) they contain. Each have their pros and cons, and for many it comes down to personal preferences – taste, consistency, and dietary needs. For me, it’s which one makes my coffee the creamiest, and is the color closest to cow’s milk. The good news is on that front there are a number of options available in a barista or coffee creamer blend. Read More

 

The SOS Gift Guides: Fit, Fab, Fun!

 

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FOR THAT SPECIAL SWEATY SOMEONE,

IT’S OUR FAVORITE FITNESS GIFTS OF THE SEASON!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: PELOTON BIKE $1995. The Peloton Bike has revolutionized the stationary bicycle, delivering an at-home workout as strenuous as what you’d get in a SoulCycle class. This state of the art indoor bicycle features a gorgeous tablet monitor with classes available to be live streamed or downloaded anytime. For those who like the convenience of working out at home, it’s like having a cycling class come to you!

TORY SPORT RUNNERS TOTE $148. Designed to carry all your workout essentials, and organized with multifunctional mesh pockets, this lightweight metallic nylon tote has such playful style it need not be for the gym only!

KT TAPE PRO STRIPS $19.99. For injury treatment and prevention, Kinesiology Tape is designed to reduce pain and inflammation, while supporting muscles in movement. KT Tape Pro Strips offer the convenience and easy application of pre-cut strips, in all sorts of fun colors. Unlike traditional sports tape, KT Tape is non-restrictive and allows for full range of motion,  and will stay in place through the most demanding workouts. This editor been using it to rehab her own hamstring strain! Read More

 

The SOS Gift Guides: Run, Bike, Swim!

 

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RUN, BIKE, SWIM… FOR THE ATHLETE WHO DOES IT ALL, BUT NOT NECESSARILY ALL THREE, HERE ARE A FEW GREAT GIFT IDEAS THAT EVEN YOUR HARDCORE TRIATHLETE WILL LOVE! 

 
ROW 1: SPECIALIZED CIRRUS EXPERT CARBON $1850. Shown here in the women’s model, the Sirrus Expert Carbon is designed for both performance training and the everyday commute. With a lightweight carbon fiber construction, its geometry delivers comfort and efficiency along with the speed and responsiveness to hit your fitness goals hard. The all-new suspension system provides a smooth ride and hydraulic disc brakes ensure reliable control through any terrain or conditions. 

NIKE AIR ZOOM ELITE 9 $120. The Nike Zoom Elite 9 is a lightweight everyday trainer with a racing flat feel that packs a lot of responsive cushioning into its 8.2 ounces. The shoe features a lightweight mesh construction with a form fitting upper, and delivers a snappy, smooth ride on both short tempo and longer distance runs.

ROW 2: POLAR M430 RUNNING WATCH $229.95. The new Polar M430 is the ultimate running watch integrating state-of-the-art metrics, advanced GPS, and strap-free heart rate technology. The M430 harnesses the latest in GPS and accelerometer technology to track speed, distance, pace and with interactive smart coaching and 24/7 activity tracking that monitors both movement and sleep. Choose from four different targets, 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon, and get a training plan that fits your goals right there on your wrist.
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The SOS Gift Guides: The Great Outdoors

 

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SURF, SNOW, AND TRAIL… FOR THAT NATURE LOVING OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST, HERE ARE A FEW GIFT IDEAS THEY’LL LOVE AS MUCH AT HOME AS IN THE WILDERNESS!

 
LEFT COLUMN: THE NORTH FACE MEN’S CAMPSHIRE PULLOVER HOODIE $149. Get cozy indoors and stay warm outdoors in this plush sherpa fleece hoodie. Front kangaroo pocket features secure-zip top entry and hand warmer side pockets.

YETI ROADIE COOLER $200. Hard to believe that a cooler has become such an object of desire that it warranted a recent feature in The New York Times, but Yeti coolers did just that. Pricey, but noted for their ability to famously keep products cold for days, the Roadie is the baby of the bunch, holding up to 20 cans or bottles of your favorite beverages. A wide range of sizes and prices go up from there, but for those who love the great outdoors — and a tailgater too — this is the ultimate cooler.

LEATHERMAN SKELETOOL RX MULTI-TOOL $84.95. This lightweight, compact, pocket multi-tool packs all your essential functions into a slim and lightweight profile: a serrated knife, wire cutters, needlenose and regular pliers, large bit driver, and bottle opener. Integrated carabiner clips it on to any bag or belt loop for easy and convenient carry. Read More

 

The SOS Gift Guides: Ski & Snowboard

 

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OUR SOS GIFT GUIDES KICK OFF WITH THE MUST HAVE

GIFTS ON EVERY SKIER, SNOWBOARDER, AND SNOW LOVERS

WISH LIST THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

 

LEFT COLUMN: BOGNER COOL SKI HELMET $659. While protecting that noggin, you gotta have a ski helmet that looks cool too. This aptly named helmet from Bogner does just that, making a bold statement on the slopes while increasing safety with its high visibility. Constructed from a weather-resistant, coated synthetic leather, in a bright watermelon color, this helmet is for the skier who’s not afraid of a little attention.

VUARNET ICE SUNGLASSES $330. New from Vuarnet is the Ice collection that blends the technical features of the iconic Glacier model with distinctly urban aesthetics. Featuring the ultimate high-altitude eye protection and clarity for which Vuarnet is known on the slopes, the Ice looks great off piste as well in a range of stylish color combinations.

BURTON STEP-ON BOOT & BINDINGS $549-649. Forget sitting on the snow and strapping in, new from Burton this season is the revolutionary Burton Step On™ boot and binding system. Combining a traditional snowboard binding for the first time, with click-in convenience and outstanding performance, simply step on and go shred the slopes, anywhere the mountain takes you.
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A Simpler Time

 

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While smart watches may be loaded with endless functions, the design and simplicity of a classic analog watch can’t be beat. These six field and military inspired timepieces won’t answer the phone, but they harken back to a day when all we needed to watch to do was to tell time us the time… and do it beautifully.

These six won’t break the bank either.

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: TECHNE MERLIN 296 STAINLESS STEEL AND WEBBING WATCH $235. The Merlin 296 was inspired by military timepieces from World War II and based on a British Ministry of Defence design. Engineered with precise Japanese quartz movement and encased in stainless steel, it has luminous markers and oversized Arabic numerals for legibility. 

WERENBACH MODELL 5 $1500. Every Werenbach is made from real space-traveled rocket material. This dial was cut from the exterior cladding of the rocket engine, and in its original condition, so no two watches are the same. The Launch Sequencer scale shows the three stages en route to orbit, with time, altitude and rocket stages I, II and III displayed on the watch.

TIMEX + TODD SNYDER MILITARY WATCH $138. From the Timex collection by designer Todd Snyder, this classic time piece has been reinterpreted with a modern sophistication. Inspired by 1970s military watches, this fresh style features vintage dial artwork based on rare pieces from the Timex archive, updated with a contemporary case and strap detailing for a stylish look.
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Rapid Fire Relief

 

THERAGUN G2PRO

From professional athletes to celebrities to everyday fitness enthusiasts like you and I, the secret weapon in everyone’s training arsenal these days is the TheraGun. Utilizing high frequency percussive massage, the TheraGun is a handheld, battery operated, professional grade, vibration therapy tool designed to reduce muscle and joint pain, improve mobility, and enhance performance.

Designed by Dr. Jason Wersland, D.C., a chiropractor and the founder/inventor of TheraGun, this power drill like tool uses vibration therapy to provide high frequency percussion massage to targeted areas. According to Wersland, vibration therapy works on the nervous system, in addition to the muscular system, to reset the body’s response to pain and immobility from overuse or an injury. It literally shakes it all back into place.
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Fan Club

 

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NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA Fans…

Throw away those old jerseys and cheer on your favorite team in style.

This collection of cool and sophisticated fan gear is sure to make

sports nut out of you! 

 
LEFT COLUMN: TODD SNYDER + NEW ERA YANKEES CAP $78. Shown here in a navy pinstripe lambswool, Todd Snyder’s collaboration with New Era also features a select group of other MLB team caps in posh herringbone, tweed and plaid.

MITCHELL & NESS HOUSTON ASTROS JERSEY $300. Celebrate the World Series Champion Houston Astros, with this vintage 1971 Jimmy Wynn authentic throwback jersey. See the entire Mitchell & Ness collection of iconic MLB, NFL, NHL and MLS apparel made famous by the leagues’ greatest players!

NHL CCM JERSEY PULLOVER HOODIE $94.99. Celebrate all your favorite NHL teams in this fleece lined pullover hoodie from CCM. Its bold and unique design features authentic applique graphics and a lace-up neck that any hockey fan will appreciate.
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3 Minutes to A Healthy Back!

 

 

Photographs by Casey Steffens

If you’re an athlete, being sidelined with an injury sucks. So many of us (myself included) don’t take simple preventative measures to keep them from happening, particularly when it comes to the spine. According to Dr. Scott Duke of Duke Chiropractic, our go-to resource for all things sports medicine, 80% of the walking population will eventually have some kind of back injury. We asked Dr.Duke for a quick, no-excuses routine anybody could do to keep their back healthy and ready for action!

The 3 X 3 Back to Back routine is 3 part series of moves that takes just 3 minutes!  This is an easy everyday workout designed to mobilize, stretch, and strengthen the spine without spending a lot of time. It’s a perfect warm up before working out that preps the body for activity and keeps us doing all those crazy workouts we love. Each section below is 1 minute.

 

PART 1: MOBILITY

This is your warm up, designed to loosen up and lubricate the spine. Each exercise is 20 seconds of continuous movement at your own pace.

 

1. Cat-Cow

On all fours, flex and extend spine. Head should move in line with spine.

 

2. Pelvic Release

Lie flat on back with left foot crossed on right. Arms flat at 90 degree angle. Drop left knee out to the side while turning head to right. Switch legs and repeat.

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Lady Liberty On the Run

 

 

It’s Marathon weekend here in NYC and to commemorate this always epic event, Saucony has released a special limited edition of their Freedom ISO running shoe. The NYC Freedom ISO celebrates the 2017 NYC Marathon and the iconic symbol of New York City, The Statue of Liberty, in all her green patina glory. Available for both men and women in slightly different hues, the NYC Freedom ISO features Saucony’s full-length EVERUN™ midsole, noted for delivering continuous cushioning throughout your run, no matter the distance.

The NYC Freedom ISO features Saucony’s dynamic ISOFIT™ system and a breathable mesh upper, with engineered overlays embellished in a liberty-green metallic glow. The sole is speckled with copper-colored flecks, reminiscent of Lady Liberty’s original copper-brown hue, and shiny copper covers the lace tips. The outsole displays her signature torch. Other details include an imprint of her crown on the sockliner, and NYC is printed on the heel tab.
 


 
This special edition shoe also honors runner Ryan Shay, who tragically passed away 10 years ago during the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in NYC’s Central Park. Saucony has made a donation to The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc, in his memory, and The Saucony family continues to honor Shay’s life with an annual private sunrise run during NYC Marathon weekend that finishes at Ryan Shay’s memorial bench in Central Park.

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate NYC, its marathon, and a very special runner with this awesome running shoe that delivers a winning combination of enhanced energy return and continuous cushioning from your first step to your last.

The NYC Freedom ISO is now available at www.saucony.com.

 

Team USA Lifts Off

 

TEAM USA SNOWBOARDING UNIFORMS BY BURTON

With the Winter Olympics less than 100 days away, New York City saw the unveiling this week of the Team USA Snowboard and Freeski uniforms for Pyeongchang 2018. Burton Snowboards created the uniforms to be worn by the U.S. Snowboard Team for the fourth consecutive Winter Olympics, and The North Face is behind the design of the U.S. Freeski Team for their second consecutive games. Coincidentally, both uniforms feel like they came from outer space.

Inspired by the rich history of the American space program, the 2018 U.S. Snowboard Team uniform designed by Burton is both retro and futuristic in its design. On the retro side, the showcase piece is the down onesie for wear off the slopes, inspired by the iconic 1960s moonwalk suit. Featured in a jacket as well, it has been crafted from a bright white Dyneema® fabric, the world’s strongest fiber, that weathers over time for that space traveled effect.
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Olive Drab

 

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Moss, sage and nature’s other earthy greens are blended together for fall on everything from bicycles to watches to ski helmets and more. Olive is hardly drab in this collection of some of our fall favorites!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR STRETCH DOWN DS HOODED JACKET $340. Shown here in Green Fade, Mountain Hardware’s stretch down jackets break the mold with discontinuous lines that feature stretch-welded channel construction to trap more warmth than standard stitching. A stylish piece under a shell or on its own, 800-fill down resists heat-robbing moisture and retains loft when wet. 

NIKE METCON 3 TRAINING SHOE $130. Designed for the most demanding workouts — from wall exercises and rope climbs to sprinting and lifting — the Nike Metcon 3 is ready to take it on. A drop-in midsole is firm in the heel, softer and more flexible in the forefoot, providing the stability you need for training with the cushioning for short runs. 

BALMAIN LOW RISE SKINNY BIKER JEANS $1056. Half the reason we all workout is to look good in our jeans, and these skin-tight Balmains are a hot pair to show off all that hard work! Glamorous and baddass too, they feature gold hardware and chunky zips, finished with biker-style ribbed panels on the knees. Read More

 

Ten Icons Reconstructed

 

NIKE BLAZER BY VIRGIL ABLOH

Seems like every fashion and style journal you read there is Virgil Abloh, the man behind hot fashion label, Off-White. Last month saw the limited release of his collection with Nike, “Ten Icons Reconstructed”, one of the most buzzed about sneaker collaborations to date. Originally only five styles were available to a lucky few Nike raffle winners, but a wide release date of all ten has now been set for November 9th at select stockists.

The collection is a reinterpretation of ten iconic Nike styles, both classic and newer silhouettes, divided into two themes. “REVEALING” includes the Air Jordan 1, Nike Air Max 90, Nike Air Presto, Nike Air VaporMax, and Nike Blazer Mid; and “GHOSTING” includes Converse Chuck Taylor, Nike Zoom Fly SP, Nike Air Force 1 Low, Nike React Hyperdunk 2017, and Nike Air Max 97.  The editors at Hypebeast, the definitive chronicler of sneaker drops and all things cool, created this sliding demo of the original vs. the new designs, which you can click to view HERE.

So be sure to mark your calendars, and check out this list today of where you can grab a pair of these much hyped about sneakers: The 10 Global Stockists. The competition will be fierce and you don’t want to miss the chance to own one of the ten. 

 

W.O.W! Working Out With Alysia Reiner

 

ALYSIA REINER, PATRICIA MORENO, YOUR EDITOR

Photos by Casey Steffens

Fans of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black know Alysia Reiner as the assistant prison warden, Natalie “Fig” Figueroa, one of those antagonistic characters you love to hate on a show. Though probably most recognized for this role, this busy actress and producer has a plethora of other current roles to her credit as well. Alysia stars as Sunny on the new F/X show Better Things; District Attorney Wendy Parks on How To Get Away With Murder; and Lilian Izikoff on Rosewood, just to name a few. She was also one of the stars and producers of the acclaimed 2016 Wall Street film Equity. Other television and film appearances are far too numerous to list, but reading her IMDb page, it kind of seems like she’s been in everything. And to top it all off, she just launched a new fashion line, Livari.

So how does this over-achieving actress, producer, designer, wife, and mother find the time to workout? For Alysia it’s a daily priority and has been since she was a teenager. We first met at SoulCycle, where she is a regular, but HIIT classes, yoga, and Patricia Moreno’s IntenSati are a part of her weekly fitness rotation – the latter to which she brought me for this installment of “W.O.W! Working out With”.
 


 

Patricia Moreno is a legendary instructor who has been on the forefront of the fitness industry since the late 1990’s. She started her career at the famed Jeff Martin Studio, and then made her home at Equinox for over 20 years. Patricia’s story deserves a feature in itself, but to share it succinctly, despite being one of the most popular, successful, and well-known fitness instructors, she struggled with her weight and an eating disorder her entire life. On every crazy diet from the age of 10, she became an expert at losing weight, but was never able to maintain it. It was in one devastating moment, outed for her weight gain by the producers of a morning television program on which she was the fitness expert, she realized if she was unable to succeed, how could anyone else? She made it her mission to figure out what was missing and how to create sustainable change.
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Urban Hikers

 

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The classic hiking boot comes off the trails and onto the streets

with an urban reinterpretation by such designers as Prada, Gucci and Chloe. Rugged, lug-soled, and all laced-up, sporty originals from Danner

and Moncler look fab in the fashion mix too!

 

LEFT COLUMN: DANNER MOUNTAIN PASS BOOT $359. This is the original, an ever stylish classic, born in the 1960’s when backpacking and climbing were in their burgeoning days. The Mountain Pass is a lighter and more versatile variation, built for light hikes and city streets, and shown here in cool black leather with bright red laces.

MONCLER BLANCHE SUEDE ANKLE BOOT $615. With that iconic mountaineering style, these suede apres-ski boots are chic and sporty enough for everyday. Crafted from brown suede and finished with a subtle glitter, they feature classic detailing accentuated with multi-color laces and a signature tricolor sole.

PRADA VELVET ANKLE BOOTS $750. Taking it up a notch, Prada does this season’s must-have boot in plush black velvet! Offset by a chunky lug sole sole and two-tone laces, its stand out style brings a little glam to a rugged look and they’re warm too!
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Use The Force!

 

STAR WARS KETTLEBELLS

While the internet lights up with the release of the trailer for the new Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, fitness company Onnit has gone to the Dark Side with the release of a new series of Star Wars themed kettlebells, a slam ball, and a yoga mat.

Meticulously sculpted into 50, 60, and 70 lb. black cast iron kettlebells are a bounty hunter, Imperial Stormtrooper, and Darth Vadar himself, ready to wreak havoc with your workouts. Not to be mistaken for toy souvenirs, these soon to be collector’s items are high quality and chip resistant, built to withstand the most ominous workouts.
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Pret-A-Sporter: Spring 2018

 

 

SPRING COLLECTIONS 2018

JEREMY SCOTT ~ MSGM ~ FENTY X PUMA ~ CHRISTIAN DIOR

 

The Spring 2018 Ready To Wear Collections are a wrap and once again it’s time for “PRET-A-SPORTER” — our semi-annual review of the sportiest looks from the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris. From swimsuits to tracksuits, camo to flannel, shimmer to shine, designers took athletic style and pumped it up with a chic and playful fashion flair.

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Cosmic Shine

 

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Intergalactic and futuristic, sport style goes cosmic for fall with these super shiny, ultra gloss, silver sneakers, bikes, backpacks, helmets and more, made for cosmic adventures!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: FIRMSTRONG 26″ URBAN MAN/WOMAN SINGLE SPEED BEACH CRUISER $259. Your classic beach cruiser gets some slick city style all done up in chrome. Its cool lowrider look features 72-spoke rims, front and rear fenders, and a springer fork front end. Available in a men’s and women’s model, single speed with a coaster brake, its oversized seat with dual springs will have you cruising down the street in easy comfort and style. ADIDAS STAN SMITH BOOST $119. The ever cool Stan Smith sneaker gets a modern makeover in polished silver and with an updated energy-returning Boost™ sole as well.

CHANEL EMBOSSED NYLON SILVER TONE BACKPACK $2900. Shimmering down a cosmic Chanel runway for Fall 2017 was this super shiny backpack, embossed with the Chanel logo. DIOR HOMME COMPOSIT 62MM METAL SHIELD GLASSES $600. Keeping that futuristic vibe, these distinctive metal shields have an aviator meets wayfarer vibe that’s out of this world. THOM BROWNE SILVER PEBBLE DOUBLE CARD HOLDER $430. This handy little cardholder is perfect for stashing those out and about essentials. In shiny silver, detailed with a sporty red, white, and blue diagonal stripe, the collection also features wallets and other accessories available in similar styles.

TORY SPORT METALLIC NYLON SHORTS $119. Supercharge your workout with these shiny silver track shorts. Water-repellent and wind-resistant, they can take on the elements too, and also feature such functional details as built-in boy shorts and a front key pocket. RUROC RG1-X CHROME LTD SNOWBOARD HELMET $395. From out of the galaxy comes this full face, all chrome snowboard helmet complete with integrated goggles and a ventilated magnetic lens; a high impact removable face guard and visor; and hidden GoPro camera mount. OFF-WHITE METALLIC DOWN JACKET $1531. Buzzy fashion designer du jour, Virgil Abloh, gives us his take on this flashy trend with this silver coated, oversized, voluminous down fill jacket.

 

Day to Night

 

 

TOP: PALIO DI SIENA, ITALY, 2016; AMERICA’S CUP, SAN FRANCISCO, 2013

 

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Now on view at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery is “Day to Night”, the second exhibition of works on this theme by photographer Stephen Wilkes. The images represent a visual exploration of an iconic location, photographed from daybreak to nightfall, often capturing an historical event from start to finish: Easter Mass at the Vatican in 2016; the Inauguration of President Obama at the U.S. Capital in 2013; and on our Style of Sport beat, the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris in 2016.

At first glance, what is most obvious in these photographs is the light changing as time progresses from day into night. On closer inspection however, which is mandatory, what you see is everything that happened during that time span, seamlessly compressed – literally — into one image. Taken from a single fixed position, Wilkes selects from hundreds of moments captured, putting together all these slivers of time and what occurred within them, into a single image. For his sport photographs, our point of entry, like the Tour de France mentioned, the famous Palio horse race in Siena, or the America’s Cup in San Francisco Bay – we see the start, middle, and finish of the race all in one view.
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Two For One

 

 

Twin sisters, Cristen Barker and Kimmy Hise, are better known as the ChinTwins. Former fashion models, this gorgeous yogi duo has an Instagram following that has swelled to over 70,000 since we last featured them in Twin Poses. Using their powerful platform as social media influencers, the sisters have paired with Senhoa on the Clarity Collection, a jewelry line created to provide safe employment to survivors of human trafficking in Cambodia.
 
Senhoa is a non-profit organization that provides assistance, education, training and opportunities to women and girls who are at risk or have survived human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Cambodia. Each artisan individually handcrafts every piece of jewelry and 100 percent of the sales goes towards funding early intervention initiatives. Senhoa’s mission is to combat human trafficking and sexual exploitation through empowerment, advocacy, and prevention programs.
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Ready, Set, Show!

 

 
Now in its fourth year, The Rolex Central Park Horse Show has taken over Wollman Rink once again, transforming New York City’s famed ice skating rink into a Grand Prix show jumping ring. Nestled at the bottom of Central Park, with the city’s skyscrapers behind it, this urban yet bucolic setting makes for a spectacular venue. The show has become a highlight of the equestrian circuit, attracting the biggest names in the sport who come to compete under the lights and under the stars in the heart of New York City.

The course itself is extremely challenging for both riders and horses, squeezing the multiple combinations of head high jumps that define a Grand Prix competition into what is a small and oddly shaped arena. But first there is the metamorphosis of an ice skating rink into a horse ring which is no easy feat. From the first load of dirt to the first horse in the ring, it is about 5 non-stop days and nights of activity – one that we thought would fun to document. The time lapse video shown above takes place over the course of week, compressing the whole process into about 90 seconds.
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Fleecy Pieces

 

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Cozy, furry, warm, and soft… we’ll take that anytime,

especially when it’s one of this season’s hottest trends!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: PATAGONIA RETRO PILE FLEECE HOODIE $149. A Patagonia heritage piece, this retro-style high pile shearling hoodie features an updated double sided fleece for extra softness and warmth. Spandex trim edges hood, pockets, cuffs, and front zip for added protection from the elements. COMMON PROJECTS TOURNAMENT SHEARLING SNEAKERS $425. Add a little extra warmth to your sneakers this fall with these chic suede shearling lined kicks from Common Projects.

VERSUS TEXTURED FLEECE WAIST BAG $289. Don’t call it a fanny pack. This cozy fleece “waist bag” from Versus is made for that girl on the go wherever the trail may lead her. MARC JACOBS FAUX SHEARLING LINED CORDUROY JACKET $595. Hitting two trends for fall, this cute little corduroy jacket is fleece lined and pocket trimmed for extra warmth with style. CHLOE SHEARLING SLIP-ON SANDALS $595. We can’t get enough plush fleece this season, and neither can Chloé who takes it to the max with these furry slides! We also love this luxe sheepskin and suede variation, UGGS ABELA, for just $80.

ANYA HINDMARCH EYES SHEARLING AND LEATHER BACKPACK $1845. Watching your back is this playful and cozy fleece navy shearling backpack highlighting Anya Hindmarch’s irreverent yet sophisticated sensibility. MONCLER SHEARLING AND SUEDE ANKLE BOOTS $480. In the mountains or in town Moncler has you covered for wintertime chic. Crafted from soft shearling and glitter-infused suede, the fleece lining ensures all-day luxe coziness.

 

Eye of the Falcon

 

 
In what fans had hoped would be an exciting rematch of the 2016 NFC Championship Game, the Atlanta Falcons came out on top again Sunday night, beating the Green Bay Packers 34-23. As eagerly anticipated was the Sunday Night Football debut of the $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the brand-new home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC (MLS).

The state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium covers 2,000,000 square feet, and includes 71,000 total seats. It boasts the largest scoreboard in the world — three times as large as any in the NFL — a revolutionary 360 degree, 58 by 1100-foot LED “halo board” that circles the entire arena. There is also 100-foot mega-column LED display board.

Click to watch timelapse of the roof in action!

What is most spectacular about the new stadium, however, is its 14-acre retractable roof, featuring 8 translucent petal-like panels that weigh roughly 500 tons each, and open and close like a camera lens. In front of a sellout crowd, the stadium’s groundbreaking roof opened for the first time Sunday night for the Falcons’ first open-air home game since 1991.
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Game Day

 

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Back to school, football season, and college game day is here.

From Gucci to Givenchy to Balenciaga, fashion has hit the playing field for fall 2017 and everyday is game day with these sporty looks.

 

LEFT COLUMN: TODD SNYDER + CHAMPION TRACK JACKET now $99. This 70s-inspired jacket gets a modern look with Todd Snyder’s retake on a Champion track classic. GIVENCHY REMOVABLE COLLAR PEACOAT $2395. Game day is any day in this red peacoat with its removable varsity striped, ribbed wool collar. GUCCI COTTON BLEND SKIRT $950. Your chic black bouclé skirt gets sporty with a navy, red and ivory varsity striped knitted waistband and hem.ADIDAS X RAF SIMONS STAN SMITH COMFORT BADGE LEATHER SNEAKERS $430. Gimme an “R”, gimme an “S” — gimme an”RS” for Raf Simons’ hot red Stan Smiths for Adidas, with appliquéd chenille varsity letters and adjustable hook-and-loop straps.

CENTER COLUMN: MSGM BUTTONED BOMBER JACKET $2054. Probably no designer showed their team spirit more than MSGM in their FW 2017 collection, as this playful bomber inspired by the classic varsity letter jacket shows. MOSCHINO STRETCH-JERSEY TRIANGLE BRA $120 & STRETCH BRIEFS $75. Moschino gets in the game with these sporty, comfortable, and supportive matching bra and briefs, trimmed in the label’s logo.

RIGHT COLUMN: BALENCIAGA SHEARLING LOGO SCARF $2550. Oversized and super luxe, this Balencaiga black shearling scarf makes a big statement on any playing field. VERSUS CROPPED SWEATER $400. With a cheerleader crop, this little black sweater with white trim stripes elevates the game. FAITH CONNEXION WOOL & LEATHER DOUBLE-BREASTED VARSITY BLAZER $2350. This varsity jacket meets blazer goes from the game to the street in high fashion style. JAMES PERSE CARBON RETRO SUEDE SNEAKER $395. Retro striping and color combine for a vintage look with modern style.

 

Vans x Karl

 

 

There are too many sport x fashion mash-ups to report about on a regular basis, so you know that when we do it’s because it’s BIG… as big as Vans x KARL LAGERFELD! The iconic skate and sneaker brand Vans, meets its couture match in a capsule collection of 12 classic styles, reinterpreted by none other than the fashion house of Karl Lagerfeld.

The Vans x KARL LAGERFELD collection features both footwear and apparel rendered in Lagerfeld’s preferred palette of black and white, distinctive quilted leather, and of course that Chanel boucle — referencing the unmistakable Vans checkerboard design. The sneakers include six interpretations of Vans Classics, such as the SK8-Hi, Old Skool, and Classic Slip-On. Apparel offerings include a t-shirt and sweatshirt with the Vans x KARL LAGERFELD logo, along with a t-shirt featuring an image of Karl Lagerfeld wearing a checkerboard tie. Also included are a black and white bomber, a premium leather backpack with K-quilted stitching, and a cap with a checkerboard brim.

The Vans x KARL LAGERFELD is available today at select KARL LAGERFELD boutiques, select Vans stores, Vans.com, and KARL.com. Skate don’t walk to get your piece of mash-up history!

 

Mix & Match

 

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A cable knit sweater, sherpa fleece vest, insulated hoodie,

or quilted jacket… we’ve got all the fall layering essentials to take you from the

trails to town in chic rugged style!

 
ROW 1: BURTON KILEY DOWN INSULATOR $219.95. As an under or outer layer, this thin versatile 650-fill down jacket with Living Lining™ tech offers all day comfort from the slopes to the lodge. Additional details include ribbed collar, microfleece-lined handwarmer pockets, and rear drop hem. GOLDEN GOOSE DELUXE BRAND FAUX FUR LINED JACKET $520. A denim jacket is a fall favorite, and this faux fur lined little number, with its cool detached waist trim, is a hip and cozy variation. PATAGONIA RETRO PILE FLEECE VEST $119. A Patagonia fleece is an essential wardrobe staple, and this retro shearling-style vest provides breathable softness and warmth, over or under any fall layer. 

ROW 2: ACNE STUDIOS EDYTA CABLE KNIT WOOL SWEATER $650. A chunky cable knit sweater is a timeless fall classic.It looks great and will keep you warm with everything it’s paired. L.L.BEAN SIGNATURE PACKABLE QUILTED VEST $139. Camo or solid, this fun and functional PrimaLoft insulated quilted vest is slim and stylish, and conveniently packs into its own pocket. BARBOUR ACORN WAXED JACKET $349. Another seasonal staple, this waxed cotton Barbour jacket is tartan lined and water repellent. Tailored with both handwarmer and snap patch pockets, it also features snap back vents.

ROW 3: L.L.BEAN PINE RIDGE PRIMALOFT SHIRT JACKET $99. It’s a shirt, it’s a jacket… no matter what you call it this shirt jacket offers insulated warmth, indoors and out, with great rugged style. VICTORIA BY VICTORIA BECKHAM RIBBED WOOL-BLEND TURTLENECK SWEATER $710. In hunting orange for fall, this chunky but stylish ribbed turtleneck sweater is spun from a soft wool-blend, dipped in contrasting hues at cuffs. THE NORTH FACE WOMENS CAMPSHIRE PULLOVER HOODIE $149. Plush, hooded, and with a large front kangaroo pocket, this zip neck sherpa fleece pullover has the warmth and functionality you need for all your mountain activities. Additional features include elbow patches for added durability, hem cinch-cord, and elastic-bound hood and cuffs.

 

Fall Tennis Gets Loud

 

TORY SPORT FELT BOMBER JACKET; ADIDAS TENNIS BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS

 
Summer may be winding down but fall tennis has arrived here in New York City. As loud as the crowds, the US Open has brought some eye popping style to the last major of the season. Seen on such top players of the US Open, Garbine Muguruza and Alexander Zverev, is Pharell Williams’ tennis collection for Adidas Originals. A modern take on that iconic 70’s tennis style, the adidas Tennis Collection by Pharrell Williams includes graphic and colorful jackets, cable-knit sweaters, tops, shorts, and lots of great accessories.
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Haute Hoodie

 

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Strutting down the runway for fall is your classic hooded sweatshirt — cropped, graphic, and super stylish — from designers like Gucci, MSGM, Courreges, Balenciaga and more. Throw Adidas Originals in the mix, along with a supersaver from Walmart, for a sporty look that’s always cool!

ROW 1: THOM BROWNE ZIP HOODIE $690; ADIDAS ORIGINALS TREFOIL CROPPED HOODIE $60; DSQUARED2 CLIMB IT OVERSIZED HOODIE $545; ROW 2: MSGM CROPPED LOGO HOODIE $195; OFF WHITE LEAF CROP COTTON HOODIE $544; BALENCIAGA COCOON COTTON BLEND HOODIE $635; ROW 3: WALMART CROP TOP HOODIE $9.99GUCCI EMBROIDERED COTTON HOODIE $2300; COMMES DES GARCONS PLAY ZIP UP HOODIE $246 

 

Playful Plaids

 

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Out of the woods and onto the runways, flannel and plaids,

from designer and outdoor brands alike, are the sporty trend for fall. Buffalo checks to patchwork tartans, everyone is playing in plaid this season!

 
ROW 1: L.L.BEAN FLEECE LINED FLANNEL $74. This hooded flannel shirt is fleece lined for cozy comfort and warmth, perfect as an indoor and outdoor layer for all your fall activities. Available in lots more great plaids, too! DSQUARED2 FADED PLAID SHIRT $785. DSquared2 went into the woods for Fall 2017. This fashion twist on a fall classic, takes the flannel shirt and reinterprets it with a long relaxed fit and handkerchief hem, accentuated with a faded plaid pattern. ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE GILAS ZIP NECK PLAID JACKET $485. Knitted from a heavyweight wool-blend, this oversized zip-neck jacket features a drawstring waist and is punctuated with a fold-over cozy wool and alpaca ribbed collar.

ROW 2: COOHEM x MOONSTAR TARTAN CHECK JACQUARD SLIP ON SNEAKERS $266. These cool kicks feature a bright mash of plaids in an easy slip-on style. COMME DES GARÇONS TAPED PLAID WOOL WALLET $130. It’s a patchwork of multicolored plaids on this zip-around flannel wallet. It’s accentuated with polished goldstone hardware and lined with black smooth faux leather on its three-compartment interior. Read More

 

Decks of Art

 
 
ROW 1: GEORGE CONDO, SHEPARD FAIREY, KEHINDE WILEY, KAWS X KROOKED, KEITH HARING, ANDY WARHOL;  ROW 2: MARILYN MINTER, ANDY WARHOL, KENNY SCHARF, DAMIEN HIRST, DAMIEN HIRST, JEFF KOONS; ROW 3: NATE LOWMAN, ANDY WARHOL, KEITH HARING, JULES DE BALINCOURT, JOSE PARLA, GEORGE CONDO

 

Andy Warhol to Keith Haring, Jeff Koons to Damien Hirst, Jose Parla to Shepard Fairey – many of the most influential up-and-coming and established contemporary artists have turned the skateboard deck into their sporty canvas. The parameters of its oblong shape create a constant that contained within are playful decks of art, often referencing some of these artists most important works. 

For many of contemporary artists whose work started on the street, and who are often skateboarders themselves, it’s a way to stay connected to their roots. For the blue chip artists at the top of the contemporary art world, says collector and art advisor Glori Cohen, “the skateboard provides a unique cool factor at a low price point — and it’s a really fun way to collect art!” Many of her clients buy these skateboard decks for their children’s rooms. It’s real art their kids can relate to, that’s still collectible too.

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W.O.W! Working Out With Bob Harper

 

 

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On January 31st of last year, day 31 of my 31 Days of Fitness challenge, I worked out with Bob Harper for the grand finale. Bob is one of the most famous trainers and personalities in the fitness industry, having starred on “The Biggest Loser” for 17 seasons. The workout did not disappoint. Bob lived up to his all-star billing, pushing my body beyond what I thought it was capable of in a high intensity circuit workout that kicked my butt after 1 round. Relentless but nurturing he kept me going for 3 more — dropping my time with each round.

12 days later Bob suffered a massive heart attack on the floor of that very same gym.

Bob calls it “the heart attack heard round the world”. It was the top story on every entertainment program, morning television, and the evening news. The last thing you ever expect is for one of the world’s most famous trainers to have a heart attack. Bob had what is known as a “widow maker”, which usually has about a 6% rate of survival. He credits the doctors who happened to be at the gym that day. and the AED (defibrillator) on the premises, for saving his life. He has since said he won’t ever work out at a gym that doesn’t have one.

When Bob woke up from a coma in the hospital two days later, he had no recollection of what had happened, nor anything about that day. He confessed recently he didn’t remember our workout or how we had met, as his short term memory was affected by the heart attack. Since then, however, he has been making steady progress, documenting on social media what has been both a physical and emotional journey back to health. Confronting his mortality and the realization that despite his physical fitness he could not avoid his family history of heart disease has been extremely challenging. His mother died of a heart attack and his priorities have shifted dramatically. He doesn’t sweat the small stuff, and he doesn’t sweat the big stuff either.
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Time For A SUPgrade

 

 

If you’ve been into Stand Up Paddleboarding for a while now — preferring the serene waters of the bay or lake over ocean waves, but still riding a traditional surfboard shaped SUP — it might be time to graduate to a race or touring board. With a nose shaped more like a kayak, called a “displacement hull”, these sleek and streamlined boards are designed to go fast and straight, cutting though choppy waters and gliding with ease.

Touring boards are generally more stable and are wider than race boards, designed for recreational paddlers, while race boards tend to be narrower, designed for more advanced and competitive paddlers. Touring boards come in a variety of different lengths, while race boards are either 12’6 or 14 ft. 

As we kick off the second half of the summer and head into those beautiful fall months ahead, here are 6 of our favorite race and touring boards to take your paddling to the next level.

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FROM LEFT: BARK CONTENDER LITE PRO ELITE 12’6. Joe Bark is one of the most respected paddleboard designers, and more races have been won on Bark boards than any other brand. The new Bark Contender Lite is a reflection of the shift in design towards lower-volume, narrower boards. It’s fast and responsive, and the ideal choice for the experienced paddler looking for the playfulness of a lower-volume 12’6″ board that can handle any variety of conditions.

STARBOARD ALL STAR CARBON 2017. The Starboard All Star has long dominated the racing scene. Available in 12’6 or 14′ and a variety of widths, it offers performance, comfort and stability with its recessed deck and tri-concave bottom.  The All Star comes in a more expensive lightweight carbon sandwich construction that flexes with each stroke, or a hybrid carbon that’s slightly heavier, but more durable. Flat water, choppy, or in the surf, it’s a versatile favorite in any condition. Read More

 

Team Players

 

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Varsity style gets a little fashion edge with these sporty pieces.

Graphic monochromes and contrasting black & whites keep it chic and sophisticated no matter the game at hand. 

 
LEFT COLUMN: LNDR VARSITY STRETCH KNIT T-SHIRT $120. Keep your cool in LNDR’s marled ‘Varsity’ T-shirt, made with quick-drying, breathable, stretch tech-knit, with seam-free finish for extra comfort. DIADORA GAME L HIGH WAXED $74.99. An old school classic, shoot some hoops or hit the streets in these 70’s inspired Diadora high tops. VALENTINO PANTHER-MOTIF BOMBER JACKET $7400. Go Panthers! You’ll be the ultimate team player, day or night, in this Valentino varsity-inspired, wool and cashmere-blend bomber jacket. 

CENTER COLUMN: NIKE VERSA DRI-FIT CROPPED JERSEY SWEATSHIRT $65. Look cool and stay cool in this sexy cropped Nike sweatshirt. With an abstract graphic swoosh, it’s made for performance with Dri-Fit sweat-wicking technology. ADIDAS ORIGINALS EQT BLOCKED LEGGINGS $35. Inspired by the 90’s adidas Equipment line, these EQT leggings bring a modern edge to a sporty look. Diagonal 3-stripe motif boldly accents the ankle. PUMA TRAINING PWRSHAPE FOREVER LOGO BRA TOP $28. Adorned with the Puma cat, this sport bra has the style and support for all your high-impact activities.
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The Illustrated Summer Essentials Guide

 

 

AT TEE OFF OR TEA TIME…

HIT THE LINKS IN TORY SPORT TECH KNIT RIBBED SWEATER & PRINTED GOLF PANTS (LEFT),
PERFORMANCE JACQUARD DRESS (RIGHT)

 
Midway through the summer with many sunshine filled days still to come,  your must have sporty essentials come to life in the illustrations of Ferdinand van Alphen, aka @Ferdinand.ink. We featured his work a few weeks ago in our Wimbledon Top 10 feature. Regardless the topic, which here again he turns to sport, Ferdinand’s whimsical drawings are always lighthearted and playful – guaranteed to put a smile on your face. On the links, in the pool, on the court and more, here’s your style guide to get in the game.
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Trading Places: Michelle Wie & Genie Bouchard

 

 

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When two of the biggest stars in tennis and golf, Eugenie “Genie” Bouchard and Michelle Wie respectively, met for the first time last week, you would have thought they were lifelong friends. Both Nike athletes, they had been brought together for a promotional event and quickly hit it off, literally, hitting golf and tennis balls, and exchanging coaching tips. Their rapport was instant and their ability to pick up each other’s sport didn’t lag too far behind.

Korean-American Michelle Wie, 27 years old, has been on the LPGA tour since just before her 16th birthday and is currently #34 in the Rolex Ranking. Though at age 10 she became the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship, Wie actually had dreams of becoming a professional tennis player. This phenom’s golf game was better than her tennis game, however, and so the clubs beat the racquet. Wie won her first major at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open. Though she doesn’t get much of a chance to play tennis these days, after a few pointers from Genie, she quickly showed she’s still got some game.

Canadian Genie Bouchard, 23 years old, is currently ranked 57th in the WTA and has been a force to contend with since she hit the tour: named WTA Newcomer of the Year in 2013 and WTA Most Improved Player in 2014. She was the 2014 Wimbledon runner-up, and semi-finalist in both the Australian and French Open that same year. Though Bouchard has virtually no golf experience, she was swinging like a pro after just a few tips from Michelle.
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Summer Reading

 

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From new bestsellers to old classics, hanging on the beach or

curled up on the porch, here is your sporty summer reading list for 2017! Baseball, football, basketball, tennis and more, we’ve got all your favorite sports covered with enticing reads — even if you’re not a sports fan.

 

THE CUBS WAY:

The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball

and Breaking the Curse

By Tom Verducci (2017)

 
After 108 years, it finally happened. This New York Times bestseller tells the tale of the 2016 Chicago Cubs and their transformation from perennial underachievers to the best team in baseball. With inside access and reporting, Sports Illustrated senior baseball writer and FOX Sports analyst, Tom Verducci, reveals how Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon built, led, and inspired the Chicago Cubs team to break the longest championship drought in sports, chronicling their epic journey to become World Series champions.
 

PAPER LION: 

Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback

By George Plimpton (1966)

 
The book for which perhaps George Plimpton was best known, Paper Lion set the bar for participatory sports journalism. With his characteristic wit, Plimpton recounts his experiences in talking his way into training camp with the Detroit Lions, practicing with the team, and taking snaps behind center. His breezy style captures the pressures and tensions rookies confront, the hijinks that pervade when sixty high-strung guys live together in close quarters, and a host of football rites and rituals. One of the funniest and most insightful books ever written on football, Paper Lion is a classic look at the gridiron game.

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W.O.W! Working Out With Lucy Sykes

 
LUCY SYKES AND YOUR EDITOR, CLAUDIA LEBENTHAL, GETTING OUR SWEAT ON AT FLYBARRE

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY MAGGIE MANN

Fitness Junkie is an irresistibly fun novel set in the fitness landscape of NYC, that takes a hysterical look at our body obsessed culture. Written by fashion veteran Lucy Sykes, and award winning journalist Jo Piazza, bestselling authors of The Knockoff, the book tells the story of Janey Sweet, CEO of a couture wedding dress company, whose fat-phobic business partner gives her an ultimatum to lose weight or lose her job.

On a mission to drop 30 lbs. fast, Janey throws herself into the boutique fitness scene: sweating it out at “Soarbarre”, primal screaming at “The Workout”, and going topless at “Nipple Yoga”. Though the comparison to many popular workouts may seem obvious, Lucy Sykes swears the similarities are purely coincidental. Nevertheless, the spoof leaves readers speculating about who’s really who, and makes Fitness Junkie a page-turning romp through the crazy landscape of our weight consumed society.

We caught up with Sykes at an “Abs & Arms” class at FlyBarre, her go-to workout of choice, for a special Fitness Junkie class. Wearing Fitness Junkie tees made for the occasion, we sweated together through this fast-paced, body-sculpting barre class that incorporated weights, resistance bands, and core balls. After class, with Sykes rushing to the next stop on her promotional tour, we jumped in a taxi and found the nearest brownstone steps to chat about her inspiration for Fitness Junkie.
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Here Comes The Judge

 

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos

Maybe you’re not a Yankee fan, or a baseball fan, or even a sports fan, but every now and then a player comes along that captures your attention regardless. Last night baseball fans across the country watched as the Yankee rookie phenom, Aaron Judge, effortlessly crushed baseball’s best hitters to win the Home Run Derby — highlight of the MLB All-Star Game festivities.

While his victory might have seemed a foregone conclusion after the season he’s had, he is just 21 years old and it was his first time at the big game. Though he led the American League in All-Star votes, Judge exceeded expectations, pummeling homer after homer, with four rockets of more than 500 ft, and put on an epic show for the fans and his fellow All-Stars alike.

Larger than life, standing a massive 6-foot-7 inches tall and 280 lbs, Aaron Judge’s humility looms just as large. It’s part of what makes his greatness so great. In his rookie season, he is leading the league in home runs with 30 thus far, having blasted one 495 ft. into the left field bleachers at Yankee Stadium a few weeks ago — the longest home run in a regulation game so far in 2017. Regardless, he was as giddy as any fan meeting their baseball heroes at the Home Run Derby last night, though many of them were there to see him.
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Wimbledon 2017: Be In The Know Like A Tennis Pro!

 

ILLUSTRATIONS BY FERDINAND VAN ALPHEN  

Now in the 4th round of play, let us turn our attention across the pond to The Championships, Wimbledon! As the tournament gets into full swing, here are the 10 things you need to know to be a tennis pro…

CONGRATS TO 2017 LADIES’S SINGLES CHAMPION GARBINE MUGARUZA

 & 8-TIME MEN’S SINGLES CHAMPION ROGER FEDERER!

1. The Championships, Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world.
The first Wimbledon championship took place in 1877 when only Men’s Singles were played. Ladies’ Singles and Men’s Doubles events came on the scene in 1884.

2. Wimbledon is the only major played on grass… today.
Prior to 1975, three of the four majors — the US Open, Australian Open, and Wimbledon — were all played on grass. Only the French Open was not. Wimbledon is played on the grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, and during the event, the grass is cut to a height of exactly 8mm. As the tournament progresses, the wear and tear becomes obvious as the baseline gets browner and browner. This used to appear at the T, when the game was more serve and volley, but the style of play has shifted over the years to a baseline game. There is usually no play scheduled on the middle Sunday to allow the courts to recover from Week 1 and be thoroughly watered for optimum performance in Week 2.

3. The dress code is all white… and they mean it!
That includes no off-white or cream either. It is strictly enforced from head to toe, as Venus Williams learned in her first match. With a hot pink sportbra peeking out beneath her shirt, she was forced to change mid-match. Maybe it was good luck because…
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Entwine

 

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From sneakers to leggings, bikinis to totes, backpacks to skirts –

braids, crochet and macrame interweave that sexy 70’s style with

summer’s sporty vibe.

 

LEFT COLUMN: NIKE MAYFLY WOVEN WOMEN’S SHOE $120; J.CREW WIDE BRIM PACKABLE STRAW HAT $55; SHE MADE ME ESSENTIAL HALTERNECK CROCHET BIKINI TOP $87; ANNA KOSTUROVA BAJA CROCHET SHORTS $160

CENTER COLUMN: SEE BY CHLOE CROCHET BLOUSE $210; ROXY BOMBORA CANVAS AND CROCHET BACKPACK $52; SELF PORTRAIT HIGH RISE CROCHET KNIT SKIRT $445

RIGHT COLUMN: KIINI CROCHET TRIMMED TRIANGLE BIKINI $285; CARBON 38 SAYANG COLLECTION TANJUNG LEGGING $165; ANTONELLO TEDDE CAPRICCIOLLI WOVEN COTTON TOTE $570

 

Game, Set… Style!

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANNE MENKE

Competing in front of sold out stadiums and on television sets worldwide, the professional athlete has to look as good as she plays. She needs a hairstyle that will keep the hair off her face while still showing off a little personal style. Ponytails and braids, headbands and visors are just a few tricks of the trade and favorites among tennis players — and no one knows more about that than Julien Farel, namesake of the Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa.

Every year since 2007, Julien Farel and his team of stylists open a pop-up salon for the players and their VIPs at the US Open tennis tournament. They cut and style the on and off court looks of such players as Novak Djokovic, Victoria Azarenka, and Rafael Nadal. “What I love about it”, says Lucie Ducrot, one of the salon’s top stylists, “is you get to meet all the players intimately because you cut their hair. They are always so low key and down to earth, and you create a relationship because you see them every year. The first year I cut Novak Djokovic’s hair he won! I was so proud!”

With the tennis season in full swing, who better to create some sporty summer hairstyles for Style of Sport? We brought Lucie Ducrot out to the John McEnroe Tennis Academy at SPORTIME, located on Randall’s Island in Manhattan, to style the tresses of a few of their top players and coaches. The John McEnroe Tennis Academy offers advanced level tennis training, under the guidance of one of the sport’s greatest players and his staff of world-class coaches — while still providing young players the opportunity to live at home, continue their education, and participate in a variety of sports and extracurricular activities. Of primary importance is the maintenance of balanced and healthy lives…
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FourPlay

 

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From bold stars and stripes, to red, white and blue, we’ve got the 4th of July covered on all your favorite sports gear, apparel and accessories! 

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LEFT COLUMN: TORY SPORT EMBROIDERED V-NECK SWEATER $225. Channel vintage varsity style in this classic red and blue trimmed v-neck tennis sweater. It’s knit with a performance blend of merino wool and Coolmax® yarns. URBAN OUTFITTERS USA SOCKS $8. Kick up the celebration and wave the flag in these playful stars and stripes socks. FILA WOMEN’S HERITAGE PLEATED TENNIS SKORT now $35.99. Play to win in this white pleated skort trimmed in patriotic blue and red, with wide comfy wide waistband and built-in shorts. Pair it with any top from the Heritage Collection to complete the look. TEVA ORIGINAL UNIVERSALS 4TH OF JULY $50. Star spangled and red, white and blue, this all-American take on the iconic Original Universal is made to celebrate this 4th of July. 

MIDDLE COLUMN: GOLDEN GOOSE DELUXE BRAND SUPER STAR DISTRESSED METALLIC LEATHER SNEAKERS $495. Worn-in silver leather sneaker highlighted with a red star, make for a cool sporty look this 4th. MOLTEN STARS & STRIPES VOLLEYBALL $19.95. Keep the ball in play, bumping and spiking with this patriotic volleyball. FOURLAPS SIGNATURE TEE $39.50. From hot new men’s athletic apparel brand Fourlaps comes their signature tee, perfect for running errands or running laps, and emblazoned on the back with a flag-like 4. EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS USA NATIONAL TEAM 1956 VINTAGE BALLCAP $48. Ebbets Field Flannels makes authentic reproductions of vintage baseball hats, flannels, jackets and more. This cap hails from the 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympic Games when baseball was first a demonstration sport.

RIGHT COLUMN: SOLID & STRIPED THE MOLLY BANDEAU TOP $88 & BIKINI BRIEFS $88. This chic and sporty white bikini, is accented with a blue and red trim for more understated patriotic style. TEREZ SALUTE PERFORMANCE LEGGINGS $78. Sweat it out this holiday in vintage-washed stars and stripes performance leggings — full-length, compression fit, and moisture-wicking. LACOSTE FRENCH OPEN TERRY TENNIS WRISTBANDS $20. Vive la France and their red, white and blue, that echoes our own flag colors on these stylish wrist sweatbands.

 

Don’t Forget The Sunscreen

 

Happy Summer 2017!

With the season officially open for business, it’s time to slather that sunscreen on!

Water-resistant, with UVA and UVB protection, these are our 8 picks for the best sunscreens to keep you sporty folks safe out there having fun in the sun.

 
ROW 1: MDSolarSciences Mineral Moisture Defense SPF 50. Developed by doctors, this Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen is a luxurious, non-whitening lotion that glides on fast and blends easily for full body protection. Rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, green tea, cranberry and pomegranate extracts, it’s oil free, safe for kids, and water-resistant up to 80 minutes. Available in 30 SPF & 50 SPF.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light SPF 60 Face Sunscreen. Advanced Broad Spectrum sunscreen protection in a revolutionary ultra-light matte texture, Anthelios Ultra Light features new Cell-Ox Shield XL™ antioxidant technology that’s fast absorbing and water resistant to 80 minutes.

Soleil Toujours Soleil Du Midi Mineral Based Broad Spectrum SPF 30. This mineral sunscreen continuous mist is fortified with potent antioxidants, vitamins and botanicals that moisturize, nourish, and protect skin. Its EcoSunComplex™ is a power packed natural formulation of organic ingredients, like green tea leaf extract, aloe vera leaf juice, sunflower oil and red algae, that help guard against UV-induced immunosuppression and other cancer-causing skin damage.
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Rainbow Pride

 

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New York City celebrates its Pride this weekend, culminating in the

annual Pride March on Sunday — the biggest gay pride parade in the world. In

full regalia will be all the colors of the rainbow and the flag that represents the diversity of the LGBT community. Show them loud, proud, and sporty

with this collection of playful summer wear! 

 
LEFT COLUMN: MARA HOFFMAN TIE-FRONT STRIPED ORGANIC LINEN DRESS $425. From the beach to lunch to evening cocktails, this bold striped linen dress has chic and easy all day summer style.  ADULT RAINBOW TUBE RING $14.24. Though the kids may claim this inflatable rainbow ring for themselves, it’s adult sized and fun for everyone who likes hot days chilling in the pool. NIKE FLYKNIT RACER BETRUE UNISEX RUNNING SHOE $160. From the Nike 2017 BETRUE collection comes this Nike Flyknit Racer that features the first eight-color HD rainbow Swoosh, with the adaptive, lightweight fit and traction for which these racing shoes are recognized.

CENTER COLUMN: VANS RAINBOW CLASSIC SLIP-ONS $55. This old school slip-on classic features a bright and always cheerful rainbow design. BAN.DO BEACH PLEASE COOLER BAG $32. Chill and tote your beverages in style with this roomy insulated zip-top cooler bag. Water-resistant and insulated, it’s got an additional pocket for stowing other beach necessities.

RIGHT COLUMN: GUCCI OVERSIZED ANGRY CAT BEENIE $680. For the Gucci obsessed, this wool rainbow beenie is a cool and trendy summer top off with its intarsia knit cat graphic. THE UPSIDE RAINBOW FLOCKED TERRY SWEATSHIRT $125. Cheer up your workout and the rest of your day with this soft and breathable cotton terry sweatshirt, featuring rainbow ribbed trims at the cuffs and hem. SAINT LAURENT CLASSIC 11 RAINBOW SUNGLASSES $380. Crafted of silvertone metal with mirrored rainbow lenses, these classic aviators get a Saint Laurent makeover that’s always chic and sporty. TORY SPORT PRISM STRIPE SKIRT $145. Crafted from tech piqué in a classic silhouette, this performance tennis skirt includes built-in boy shorts and ball pocket, and features a playful rainbow knit trim.

 

XPT PUNTA MITA: Wished You Were Here!

 
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: SUP TO SAND – STAND UP PADDLEBOARD FROM PUNTA SAYULITA TO BEACH FOR SAND TRAINING; SAND RUNNING DRILLS; DUMBBELL SWINGS IN GABBY’S HIGHX WORKOUT; “THE CELLPHONE” – SWIMMING WITH WEIGHTS; LAIRD PERFORMANCE BREATHING

 

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What do you get when you combine 3 days of non-stop training with some of the world’s most renowned athletes on the gorgeous Pacific coast of Mexico? The XPT Experience: Punta Mita! Everyone was invited and we promised a life changing experience. For those of you who showed, we delivered!

We featured The XPT Experience back in October. Hosted and led by former pro-Volleyball superstar Gabrielle Reece, legendary big wave surfer Laird Hamilton, and human performance specialist Brian Mackenzie, XPT is 3-day turbo-charged immersion into the cutting edge training, nutritional guidance, and recovery techniques of these super athletes. XPT clinics are held throughout the year in different locations from Malibu to Hawaii to Montauk, and for the first time this past April, in Punta Mita, Mexico. This idyllic spot is nestled next door to Sayulita, one of our favorite surf and SUP destinations.
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For That Sporty Guy!

 

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Wondering what to get that sporty dude? Look no further than our STYLE OF SPORT SHOP at Huckberry! We’ve got all sorts of cool outdoor gear from your favorite brands and always at great sale prices too! Here are just a few awesome things we think he’ll love!

 

Clockwise top left: STANDARD ISSUE INSTRUMENTS PILOT MISSION TIMER $267. Inspired by the Special Forces watches of the 60’s and 70’s, this is a playful take on the classic pilot watch. Finished with bright C3 Superluminova for easy legibility, it’s built with surgical-grade 316L stainless steel, a scratch-proof sapphire crystal, with Swiss quartz Rhonda movement inside. LAWSON HAMMOCK BLUE RIDGE CAMPING HAMMOCK + TENT $179.98. This tent/hammock hybrid combines the best of both worlds for unique camping experience. Hang it up in the trees or pitch it on the ground. He’ll be camping anywhere his adventures lead!

SANBORN CANOE CO. PROSPECTOR CANOE $3499. This gorgeous painted canoe is hand-crafted and built to last with carbon fiber, fiberglass, and kevlar. Its all around design is great for weekend long or day trips, with caned seats for comfort, and cherrywood decks and handles. FILSON DAY PACK $99.99. Filson is a favorite American brand that needs no introduction. On the trails or in town, this rugged but stylish day pack can go anywhere. Lightweight matte nylon fabric is tear-resistant and water-resistant, with a reinforced base for extra durability.
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A Cavernous Journey

 
THE GATE OF SON DOONG CAVE 

 

I’ve known fashion photographer Kelly Ryerson since the beginning of this millennium, and first worked with her at Women’s Sports & Fitness magazine, where we journeyed on many an outdoor adventure. One of our most memorable was to photograph some bathing beauties in Goldbug Hot Springs, a hidden gem of a natural hot tub, bubbling along the banks of the Salmon River in the mountains of Idaho.

Hiking has always been a source of joy and solace for Kelly. As kid growing up in Austin, Texas, trekking through the woods and trails was simply the way to get to whatever watering hole she and her friends decided to cool off in that day. When faced recently with the emotional wallop and pain of a divorce, it was to hiking that Kelly returned, finding comfort in both its physicality and serenity.

Last March, Kelly embarked on an epic 5-day journey to Sơn Đoòng Cave in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Vietnam – only just recently discovered – photographing it in these majestic images shown here. This is the story of her cavernous adventure…
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Converse x Carhartt WIP

 

CONVERSE X CARHARTT WIP CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STARS

We love a good mash-up, and the collaboration between these two venerable brands might be one of our all time favorites. The Converse x Carhartt WIP collection features three Chuck Taylor All Star ‘70s Ox sneakers, each style utilizing the classic workwear-inspired Carhartt WIP fabrics of Tiger Camo Ripstop, White Drill, and Hamilton Duck Canvas. Bringing the utilitarian Carhartt influence to the iconic Converse All Star silhouette, the collection highlights everyday wearability and quality craftsmanship.

Converse and Carhartt are two heritage brands rich in both sports history and American culture. The Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star, introduced in 1932, is the original basketball shoe, and Carhartt, founded in 1889 was one of the first American companies to pioneer workwear in the USA. Carhartt WIP tailors the company’s core product design to a new consumer who values the brand’s origins while looking for a more modern design and fit. Converse x Carhartt WIP collection perfectly integrates both brands’ distinct culture and aesthetic.
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Swing Set

 

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We’re midway through the tennis championship season with the French Open in full swing. The winning styles are rising to the top of the rankings and the little tennis dress is a favorite both on and off the court. From body hugging silhouettes to flirty pleats, get in the game with one of these hot styles this summer.

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: LACOSTE SLEEVELESS MESH LAYER RACERBACK TENNIS DRESS now $81.25. Featuring breathable ultra-dry tech fabric with built-in bra and ventilated mesh panel on racerback, scoop neckline with contrast colors adds extra style points too. Also available in white. ASICS WOMENS CLUB TENNIS DRESS now $67.99. Form fitting in a sleek silhouette, this tennis dress features mesh lined openings at the front and back for enhanced breathability and airflow. Available in sky blue and white too. ADIDAS ROLAND GARROS ON COURT TENNIS DRESS $110. Shown here in night gray and white, this little tennis dress combines sporty and chic style with its racerback, built-in shorts, and hem pleats. Featuring Climacool technology, stay as cool as you look on court. Also available in green and white. FILA HERITAGE STRIPED TENNIS DRESS now $67.99. Colorblocked in red, navy, and white, UV protecting fabric wicks and breathes. Built-in bra and compression shorts support throughout play. ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY BARRICADE TENNIS DRESS & SHORTS $120.  As seen on such top players as Caroline Wozniacki and Gabrine Muguraza, the Adidas by Stella McCartney collection adds an extra dose of style to its performance tennis line. TORY SPORT SLEEVELESS TENNIS DRESS $185. A play on tennis whites, this classic tennis dress celebrates the elegance of the sport. Crafted from tech piqué, it’s stretchy, breathable, moisture wicking, with a flattering empire waist and A-line cut. 

 

Snowpeak x REI

 

 
Even if you are not a camper, Snow Peak is one of those outdoor brands that will make you wish you were. Founded in 1958 by accomplished mountaineer, Yukio Yamai, this line of outdoor equipment and apparel reveres its Japanese heritage with its minimal design and elegant craftsmanship. From a colorful titanium spork to a stainless steel kettle to a folding bamboo table, these products are so simple and lovely, you might even be tempted to use them at home.

This summer, an exclusive collection of Snow Peak gear is being featured in a special shop-in-shop at select REI stores and online at REI.com. The Snow Peak Camp Couch, Tortue Shelter Tent, Jikaro Firering Table, Folding Chair, and Li Baja Burner Camp Stove, are just a few of the items included.

With great acclaim from the fashion and outdoor industries, Snow Peak is creating a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts… even if they are only traveling as far as the backyard… or the nearest REI.  

 

Sea Breezes

 

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Seascapes and aqua tones in undulating blues and greens hint at warm summer beach days and cool ocean nights soon to come… 

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CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: TUESDAY CYCLES 7 SPEED LOW STEP $460. Tuesday cruisers bikes are available in a gorgeous array of bright summer colors, including Seafoam shown here. With a carefree and laid-back style, this 7-speed model has all the gears you need for a comfortable ride wherever the day may take you. DEBBY HYMOWITZ X TEREZ PRINTED CAPRI now $42. These photo-real leggings are part of a Bandier exclusive from Terez and fine art photographer, Debby Hymowitz – a regular Style of Sport contributor! Known for her exploration of beautiful vistas, Hymowitz’s photographs capture dreamy beachscapes, including this image of the palms on Flamands Beach in St. Barths. CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR X NIKE FLYKNIT HIGH TOP $110. Your favorite Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars get a high tech upgrade with a Nike Flyknit upper and Nike Lunarlon insoles, shown here in an aqua toned blue green.

HERSCHEL SUPPLY CLASSIC MID-VOLUME BACKPACK $44.99. Stash your summer essentials in this minimal aqua backpack, offset with gray front pocket for extra style and storage. ADIDAS ADILETTE CLOUDFOAM ULTRAFADE $27.99. Step into the ultra comfort of these Ultrafades that feature a contoured footbed and plush Cloudfoam cushioning in gradated shades of green. TORY SPORT TECH KNIT SHORT-SLEEVE WAVE SWEATER $185. On the links or at the club, catch the wave anywhere in this short sleeve tech knit sweater. With a slim silhouette, it’s wrinkle-resistant with just the right amount of stretch for easy throw-on-and-go style.
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Surf Mama

 

 
Just debuted is the Roxy x Lisa Andersen collection, celebrating a quarter century partnership with this legendary surfer. The first woman on the cover of Surfer magazine in 1995, this 4-time world champion (1994–97) became the face of women’s surfing in the 90’s, renowned for her super charging surf style and sun kissed good looks.

The Roxy x Lisa Andersen collection features a range of chic surf staples that pay homage to the era and the woman. From a modern take on the first female boardshort that Roxy created specifically for her in 1994, to surf-ready bikinis and one-pieces, the collection is full of Lisa Andersen inspired classics.

I first met Lisa as an editor at Conde Nast’s Sports For Women right after that cover debuted. The image of her cutting mid-air and dropping back into the wave, with the coverline “Lisa Andersen surfs better than you” was such a defining moment in women’s sports. Surfer was not a women’s magazine, but the dude’s surf bible. When it made that declaration it leveled the playing field and created a surf icon.
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Down With Denim

 

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Denim sneakers, denim backpacks, denim hats, denim slides, denim joggers and more… it’s denim everywhere and on all your favorite sporty styles!

LEFT COLUMN: FRANK & EILEEN “BARRY” VINTAGE WASH ITALIAN INDIGO DENIM SHIRT $198. One of our favorite button-ups, this extra distressed denim shirt is super soft, and a casual classic, fitted and curved in all the right places. RAG & BONE MARILYN DENIM SHORTS $295. Denim shorts are a must have this summer. Relaxed-fit, with distressed trims and racing stripes down the side, these are our sporty pick! LEVI’S UNICORN DENIM SLIDES $65. Slip your jeans on your feet in these super cool denim slides from the original Levi’s!

CENTER COLUMN: GOLDEN GOOSE FADED BLUE DENIM SNEAKERS $530. Kick it in these bleached denim low-tops from Golden Goose, accentuated with silver glitter heel tabs. ADIDAS ORIGINALS DENIM BASEBALL HAT $28. And top it off with this faded denim baseball hat from adidas Originals! FRAME DENIM RIGID RE-RELEASE DENIM JACKET $345From Frame’s limited edition “Rigid Re-Release” collection, this classic jean jacket is inspired by styles from the ’80s. Cut from denim washed to the perfect fade, this retro-inspired piece is slim fitting, cropped at hip, and features rivet buttons on front and side tabs. 

RIGHT COLUMN: EASTPAK PADDED PAK’R SELVEDGE DENIM BACKPACK $210. In collaboration with Japanese denim specialist Kuroki, this denim edition of Eastpak’s hallmark Padded Pak’r backpack is made with premium selvedge fabric and fully lined with a whimsical koi fish pattern. It features a large internal laptop sleeve and a zipped front pocket. ROXY EASY BEACHY DENIM JOGGERS $54.50. After a day at the beach or surf session, throw on these denim sweats for cool casual comfort.

 

Getting Tanked

 

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The summer’s must have swimsuit is a sporty one-piece tank!

For a run on the beach, stand up paddle, ocean swim or volleyball game, these graphic nine are ready for action and with sexy style too!

 

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TOP ROW: ZOE KARSSEN CARTOON HANDS SWIMSUIT $101; PANDORA SYKES X HUNZA G $190; MELISSA ODABASH HAWAII CUT-OUT SWIMSUIT $252; MIDDLE ROW: MILLY BEACH PLEASE SWIMSUIT $185NORMA KAMALI RACER MIO STRIPED SWIMSUIT $200; SOLID & STRIPED ANNE MARIE OMBRE SWIMSUIT $195; BOTTOM ROW: P.E NATION JUMPSTART WETSUIT SWIMSUIT $145FLAGPOLE NOLA COLOR BLOCK HALTERNECK SWIMSUIT $385BOWER SWIMWEAR FITGERALD SWIMSUIT $252

 

Surf Shack

 

 

“A surf shack is not built around what you think you need, so much as understanding all the things you don’t”, says writer Nina Freudenberger in the introduction to Surf Shack:Laid-Back Living by the Water, a beautiful new coffee table book that takes us inside the bungalows, trailers, cabins, and beach homes of those lucky enough to call themselves surfers. 

Surfing is a way of life reflected in the homes of those who live it. Freudenberger moved from New York City to Venice Beach, California in 2012, and became so enamored of this relaxed and easy going lifestyle she traveled to 18 cites in 4 countries to bring us inside the homes of such lifelong surfers and dedicated newcomers as: Blake and Heather Mycoskie of TOMS; hotelier Sean MacPherson and family; Jawbone founder Yves Behar and Sabrina Burell; and longboard pro Kassia Meador.

“Surfing is a natural filter for life’s nonsense”, says Freudenberger, and what these homes have in common is a style that prioritizes “ease over elegance, good vibes over any grand vision.” They are less about impressive architecture and more about cultivating truly authentic spaces that embrace the life spent in between surf sessions.

With vibrant photographs of design details and bright beaches — from Malibu to the Rockaways, from Japan to Australia — this book captures the soulful milieu of a lifestyle we all aspire to, in and out of the water. 

 

May Madness: 31 Days to Rock That Summer Body!

 

Hello May! With the first day of the month and the first day of the week coinciding, what a perfect moment to kick off a month long challenge! 

Memorial Day is almost here and the official start of bathing suit season. Many of us have a little extra something from the winter we’d prefer not to, so we’re sharing something new everyday this month to help you do just that. A new exercise, piece of equipment, food, supplement, and much more… stay tuned for a month filled with great tips and products to get you ready to rock that summer body!

I would like to highlight that we are not paid to write about these products. They are all things we use, think are great, and would like to share!

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The Old Ballgame

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: THE MOHAWK GIANTS CIRCA 1931; EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS HARTFORD CHIEFS 1949 JERSEY; EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS COLUMBUS JETS 1961 T-SHIRT; EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS HAVANA CUBANS CREWNECK 1961 SWEATSHIRT; EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS FOR J.CREW BISMARCK CHURCHILLS BALL CAPS; EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS FOR J.CREW TEES

 
Since 1988, Seattle-based Ebbets Field Flannels has made authentic reproductions of vintage baseball gear. Each limited edition jersey, ballcap, jacket, and sweater is handcrafted from 100% authentic and historical fabrics. With baseball season in full swing, J.Crew has just launched their own exclusive collaboration of t-shirts and ballcaps with Ebbets Field Flannels. 

Flipping through the encyclopedias of our nation’s pastime, the collection celebrates the history and legacy of such teams as the BROOKLYN BUSHWICKS, a top semipro team in the 1930s and ’40s with their own stadium in Dexter Park, Queens; the MOHAWK GIANTS, one of baseball’s great independent black teams, who played from 1913 to 1940 in Schenectady, New York; and the San Francisco based SURF RIDERS, whose players were in the Coast Guard.

The J.Crew Ebbets Field Flannel Collection of tees and baseball caps is now available in select stores and online. And… be sure to check out Ebbets Field Flannels entire collection of authentic vintage-inspired sports paraphernalia for summer.

 

All’s Well in Wellington

 
KENT FARRINGTON AND HIS STABLES IN WELLINGTON, FLORIDA.
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Unless you are part of the equestrian set, Wellington, Florida might not be a familiar destination, but every winter the world’s best riders descend upon this sport mecca for the 12-week Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Hosted at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, the main attraction is the show jumping and its numerous Grand Prix events — along with the perfect climate for rider and horse alike. 

Next door to Palm Beach, Wellington was originally created in 1972 as a 7000-acre equestrian preserve. The Winter Equestrian Festival has been going on since 1979, but it wasn’t until 2008 that Wellington began to evolve into the equestrian lifestyle destination it is today. In 2006, about 1000 acres that included the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, were purchased for $135 million by Mark Bellissimo, a former tech entrepreneur, who envisioned the economic impact developing this community could have.
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Head For The Hills

 

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With spring in the air, it’s time to get outside and enjoy nature as it awakens from its wintry slumber. Hiking, trail running, camping and more, we’ve got the stylish layers and rugged gear to take on all your outdoor adventures.

 
LEFT COLUMN: BLACK DIAMOND SKYLIGHT TENT $499.95. For those beautiful nights under the stars, the award winning Black Diamond Skylight is where you want to be! This three-season tent offers plenty of room for two and a cozy fit for three. Built with a hybrid single/double-wall construction, the tent’s front third has a mesh inner wall for ventilation and a panoramic view.

OSPREY TEMPEST 20 BACKPACK $110. Like its male counterpart the Talon, the women’s specific Osprey Tempest 20 is lightweight and streamlined, designed for any outdoor activity. With multiple storage compartments for all your gear, including a separate hydration sleeve, it also features the ventilated Airscape™ back panel, comfortable mesh-covered shoulder straps, a continuous hip belt wrap, and a dynamic suspension system for load support.

MARMOT GINNY SHORT $60. Hitting the trail or hanging in town, these casual little performance shorts will keep you cool, comfy and ready for action wherever the day takes you. With UPF 30 sun protection, durable stretch nylon combats wear and tear.  Read More

 

W.O.W! Working Out With Abby Elliott

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAIMIE BAIRD

If you are a fan of Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out”, you hate, but kind of love Abby Elliott. The character she plays, Brooke Von Weber, the entitled young wife of your stereotypical NYC hedge fund CEO, is fairly detestable, but Abby does it with such deadpan and oblivious humor, it’s hard not love her for playing it so well.

Abby is third generation comic genius and third generation “Saturday Night Live” alum. She was a cast member from 2008-2012. Her father, Chris Elliott, probably most recognizable for his regular sketches and guest appearances on “Late Night With David Letterman”, was also a cast member from 1994-1995. Her grandfather, Bob Elliott, one half of the famed comedy duo, “Bob and Ray”, made a guest appearance on the show in 1978.

Abby is currently filming the eagerly anticipated third season of “Odd Mom Out”, Bravo’s foray into scripted television. Set in Manhattan, it is a satirical peek at the outrageous lifestyles of the extremely rich wives and mothers who live on the Upper East Side. Abby’s character Brooke is most definitely the odd mom IN. She is the leader of this pack — foe of writer and creator Jill Kargman’s character, Jill, the series “odd mom out”. Both spoof the opposite ends of the spectrum at the other’s expense and the result is pure laughs.
 


 

For this installment of “W.O.W! Working Out With”, I met Abby at The Bar Method in Soho, her go-to workout of choice. While I kept waiting (and kind of hoping) for Brooke to appear, Abby is far from the character she plays. This fresh faced and unaffected cheerful young woman blended in with the crowd of regulars there for the packed morning class. With long hours on set, typical of any filming actor’s life, it’s been hard to workout lately as much as she would like, but with her first day off in while, this was her first stop. I, a HUGE fan of the show, was beyond excited to join her, although slightly dreading the torture I knew was in store.
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Lacoste x Yazbukey

 

 
In anticipation of Roland-Garros, aka The French Open, Lacoste has partnered with designer Yazbukey in a new LACOSTE x Yazbukey tennis collection. Yazbukey is known for creating whimsical accessories with a Pop Art inspired aesthetic, which she has integrated into this capsule collection of apparel and accessories.

The LACOSTE x Yazbukey collection humorously combines the visual world of Yazbukey with the tennis heritage of the crocodile and Lacoste brand. Says Lacoste creative director, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, “I always think it’s a good thing to take the brand to places where people don’t expect it and have its story told through a different world.”

A tennis match played by three tennis ball-shaped emoticons and a crocodile is the running theme throughout the line that features polo shirts, tees, tote bags, hats, leather goods, and more. Describes Yazbukey, “We created three characters for a tennis match – or a game of seduction – with four players: the crocodile and three tennis balls”.

The Lacoste x Yazbukey collection of men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories will be available on Lacoste.com and at select Lacoste boutiques starting April 12th.

 

Baby Stripes

 

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Covering our favorite sweats, pjs, sneakers, hats, swimwear, hoodies and more are these easy spring stripes, adding a little sporty cool to all that they touch.

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LEFT COLUMN: TORY SPORT Zip Front Swim Top $115 & String Bottom $85. Surf’s up in this striped zip-up short sleeve swim top. It’s quick drying and features UPF 50 sun protection too. Body revealing with its cropped style, pair with these striped string bikini bottoms for a super sexy sporty look. MILLY Beach Please Towel $65. Hanging by the pool or lounging at the beach, this big striped towel says it all. Available in red and yellow too. SAINT JAMES Cartier Nautical Striped Beanie $37. Top it off with this cool striped beanie from Saint-James.

RIGHT COLUMN: THE GREAT Swing Striped Cotton Dress $165. This lightweight cotton-jersey navy striped dress features a racerback and body skimming shape – a casual sporty look perfect for the beach and sunny getaways. JOSHUA SANDERS Wide-Stripes Bow Slip-On Trainers $285. Fancy up your spring kicks with these Joshua Sanders skate inspired slip-on trainers. With an origami feel, these blue and white striped sneakers feature statement bows edged with a white pompom trims. J.CREW Striped Pajama Set $79.50. You’ll want to spend all day in these crisp cotton striped shortie pajamas. Pair the top with jeans for a cute look outside the bedroom.

LEFT COLUMN: SUPERDRY Stripe Pier Hoodie $44.50. Hit the gym or cruise around town in this little nautical stripe hoodie. THE SLEEP SHIRT Bonne Nuit Cotton Eye Mask $25. When the day is done, it’s Bonne Nuit with this cotton striped eye mask. SUNDRY Striped Sweater Knit Sweatpants $117. Great fitting and ultra cozy are these best-selling sweatpants from Sundry, cut in a luxuriously soft sweater knit fabrication.

 

Yoga Bodies

 
RUDRA IN SEATED LOCUST POSE

 
The new coffee table book, Yoga Bodies, celebrates 80 yogis of different shapes, sizes, ages, skills and backgrounds — their stories distilled by author, Lauren Lipton, and favorite poses captured by photographer, Jaimie Baird. Yoga Bodies showcases real people and their yoga stories — humorous, heartfelt, and profound – told to entertain as they enlighten.
 

CHAD IN HALF LORD OF THE FISHES VARIATION ~ CLAUDIA IN HAPPY BABY POSE

 

“The last thirty years was the practice of yoga; the last three years has been the application of yoga. Getting my son dressed and out the door in the morning is a daily test of patience and compas­sion and trying to not react in a knee-jerk way. I invite any Buddhist monk who has been studying in a monastery for however many years to take care of a three-year-old for a few days.” -CHAD
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Eye Candy

 

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LIME GREEN, NEON YELLOW, BRIGHT ORANGE, HOT PINK…

THESE CANDY COLORS AND MORE ARE POPPING UP ON ALL THE MUST-PLAY TENNIS, BIKE AND PADDLE GEAR FOR SPRING.  

 

LEFT COLUMN: SURFTECH SABER STAND UP PADDLEBOARD $1199. Get out and explore the waters on the new Surftech Saber. The next step in the evolution of touring Stand Up Paddleboards, its surf inspired shape and rocker make it easy to catch small waves, with enough volume and a concave deck to cruise flat water with ease. OAKLEY JAWBREAKER $210. The Jawbreaker has a 40-year heritage of sports performance and now features Oakley’s Prizm technology: Plutonite lenses filter out 100% of UVA, UVB, UVC rays and High Definition Optics exceed standards for optical clarity. The Switchlock system provides hassle-free lens changing for vision optimization in any light conditions.

CENTER COLUMN: GIRO SWITCHBLADE MIPS $250. The new Giro Switchblade MIPS downhill-certified full-face mountain bike helmet is optimized for the descent – its badass aggressive style offset by its eye popping colors. Certified to CPSC, EN-1078 and ASTM-1952-DH, with and without its removable chinbar, it houses the new standard in safety, MIPS technology, all in a lightweight design. ADIDAS WOMEN’S MELBOURNE COLLECTION. Tops, skirts and dresses in this light blue and orange color combo debuted at the Australian Open on such top players as #1 ranked Angelique Kerber, and can be your winning style as well this spring and summer!  GIORDANA SILVERLINE SHORT-SLEEVE JERSEY $129.95. The Silverline series from Giordana brings high-end performance and fabric technology to riders looking for a more relaxed fit and lower price point. Made from a blend of moisture-wicking fabrics and breathable honeycomb mesh, this bright jersey will keep you cool and comfortable with colorful style.

RIGHT COLUMN: NIXON BASE TIDE WATCH $99.95. With simplified tide telling and future tide times, the Base Tide also offers info like day, date, chronograph, and countdown timer. Packaged in a mod design, this surf watch has everything you need and nothing you don’t. ADIDAS MELBOURNE TENNIS TANK $60. This stunning tank features thin cross back straps and an asymmetrical split overlay for total movement with high-fashion style. The Climacool technology with ventilation channels and 3D fabrics wicks away moisture and circulates air to keep you cool and confident out there on the court. SIDI LEVEL CARBON CYCLING SHOES $199. One of the most popular cycling shoes both indoors and out, the Sidi Level Carbon Shoes feature the classic ratcheting buckle and micro-adjustment operation for the perfect custom fit. The Millennium 4 Carbon Composite outsole blends weight and stiffness for efficient power transfer to the pedal, all at great price point. 

 

La Veloce Vita

 
2017 DUCATI SUPERSPORT

 
I don’t ride motorcycles but if I did, I’d ride a Ducati. Italian bred, they are works of art – powerful pieces of sculptural engineering that even to those who may never straddle one, are just plain sexy.

I’ve been on some pretty awesome press trips, and would have dreamed to be invited to Seville, Spain to test the new 2017 Ducati SuperSport, recently awarded the title of  “Most Beautiful Bike” at the prestigious EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy. Lucky for distinguished writer and long time motorcycle aficionado Jake Bright, he got to go. Thrown in with some of racing’s best, his love of motorcycle riding clicked back into gear speeding around the track and through the Spanish countryside…

“LA VELOCE VITA”

by Jake Bright

 

The world starts to resemble an impressionist painting while tucked under the windscreen of a Ducati at 140mph. That’s where I found myself recently, clad in full leather gear on Spain’s Circuito Monteblanco race track. Only minutes prior, I had not ridden a motorcycle for several years. Days earlier I was on the frigid U.S. East Coast without even a helmet.
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Gradioactive

 

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Emerging from the chill of winter are these steel blues, slate grays, and stone greens. Activewear keeps its cool with these endless shades of gray and teases with the colors of spring soon to bloom.

 
LEFT COLUMN: TODD SNYDER + CHAMPION CAMOUFLAGE SWEATSHIRT $158. From the collaboration between iconic sports brand Champion and hipster designer Todd Snyder comes this classic sweatshirt, given a fashion tweek with this camo print.  SUNDRY SIDE STAR SWEATPANTS $117. Ultra soft and vintage washed, these luxe terry sweatpants with stars running down the leg are extra cozy for indoor wear and super stylin’ for outdoor wear.  R13 CUT SLEEVE RAGLAN HOODIE $375. For an extra layer to and from the gym, or anywhere you want to go, this vintage black short sleeve hoodie adds that cool sporty style to any look.

MIDDLE COLUMN: PRANA WATERFALL TANK TOP $68.95. With a scoop neck and stylish three strap back detail, this versatile lightweight performance tank features anti-odor, moisture wicking technology to keep you feeling and looking good through any workout. NIKE AIR VAPORMAX $190. In the newest technology from Nike, the Air Vapormax takes the popular original Air Max design and allows its visible cushioning unit to act as a revolutionary standalone outsole. Coupled with a flexible Nike Flyknit upper, this makes it the lightest and most flexible Air Max ever. LACOSTE FLECKED FLEECE FAIR PLAY EMBROIDERY CREW NECK SWEATSHIRT $135. As fun and playful off the court as on, this flecked cotton fleece sweatshirt comes from the original “Athleisure” brand, Lacoste embroidered in groovy 70’s style lettering. TRACK & BLISS HONEYCOMB CROSS BACK PERFORMANCE SPORTS BRA $70. This heather gray Honeycomb performance bra is made from a breathable stretch fabric that’s stitched with black hexagons, cut with a flattering scoop neck, and extra supportive with stylish wide crossover straps. 
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Pret-A-Sporter: Fall 2017

 
 

 CHIC & SPORTY

OUTDOORS AT SACAI ~ EQUESTRIAN AT BOTTEGA VENETA ~ ON BASE AT ALEXANDER MCQUEEN ~ COURTSIDE AT FENTY X PUMA 

 

The Fall 2017 RTW Collections are officially a wrap, and once again it’s time for “PRET-A-SPORTER” — our semi-annual review of the sportiest looks from the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris. Designers found their inspiration in the playing fields of the great outdoors, speedways, gyms and other arenas  — taking athletic style to whole new level and reinterpreting it with their own inimitable fashion flair.

 

SPORT GRAPHICS

ON THE SLOPES AT MIU MIU ~ THE SPEEDTRACK AT MARKUS LUPFER ~
TARGET PRACTICE AT MONSE ~ VARSITY SQUAD AT FENTY X PUMA

 
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Courting Beauty

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: JULIEN FAREL HOLDING COURT AT HIS NAMESAKE SALON; JULIEN FAREL RESTORE SALON & SPA EXTERIOR; VICTORIA AZARENKA ON SERVE AT THE US OPEN IN 2017

 
Ever wonder why those pro tennis players look so good, nary a hair out of place, while running, swinging, and sweating it out on the court? Trimming the tresses and styling the locks of such top players as Rafael Nadal, Novac Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka, both on and off the court, is Julien Farel, who presides over the courts at the US Open Tennis Tournament and at his namesake Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa.

Located at the Loews Regency Hotel in NYC, the flagship Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa sits atop the home of New York’s famed “Power Breakfast”, the noted morning meeting spot for the city’s movers and shakers. The 10,000 square foot facility occupies the southern end of the hotel and is visible through the windows on the second floor, where the transition from hair salon at one end, into fitness center at the other, can be seen. Julien Farel presides over this cross-section of beauty and sport, and embodies the two himself.
 

JULIEN FAREL RUNNING ALONG THE EAST RIVER EARLY ON A WINTER MORNING

 
A lifelong athlete, Farel grew up as a competitive skier and soccer player, before getting into the sport of beauty. Rising every workday at 5am to run along the East River or ride his Peloton bike at home, this handsome Frenchman, usually attired in suit and tie, has been integrating fitness into his salons since 2008. For him the connection of beauty and sport is integral. “They work together”, says Farel. “Our clients want one-stop shopping. They want to look and feel great, inside and out.”
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Slip & Slides

 

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Designers like Prada, Marc Jacobs and Givenchy have taken a liking to the classic pool slide, adding a little fashion flair to this favorite sporty sandal. We still love the iconic adidas Aditlette as well, the inspiration behind this hot trend for Spring. Stripes, stars, fur, wool, rubber and more… pick your color, pattern and texture to hit the deck in comfort and style!

LEFT COLUMN: ADIDAS ADILETTE SLIDE SANDAL $44.95; GIVENCHY MINK FUR SLIDE $595;  VALENTINO PVC STARS RUBBER SLIDE SANDAL $295GUCCI PURSUIT ’72 RUBBER SLIDE SANDAL $190; RIGHT COLUMN: PRADA FLORAL SLIDE SANDAL $395NIKE X PENDLETON BENASSI SLIDE $99; MARC JACOBS COOPER GLITTER SPORT SLIDES $150; MIU MIU FLORAL RUBBER ONE-BAND SPORT SANDAL $290

 

Catch The Waves

 
“THE WAVES”
The Pepperdine Women’s Beach Volleyball Team

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY KEITH KING

This Saturday, March 4th, the Pepperdine Women’s Beach Volleyball team kicks off the 2017 season with their home opener against USC and UCLA. Yes, Beach Volleyball is a NCAA sport, and with 3 out of the top 5 ranked teams on the West Coast, these college athletes make you wish they all could be California girls. Tall, fit, and tan, with killer spikes and power blocks, these women are exactly as you picture them and then some.

Collegiate Beach Volleyball is a relatively new NCAA sport, which is why you may be surprised to hear about it. I know I was when I stumbled upon the Pepperdine Waves on Zuma Beach last fall, and couldn’t help but notice these physical specimens practicing on the court next to ours. Similar to college tennis, five teams of doubles compete for each school. The team winning 3 out of 5 matches wins the tournament. The Pepperdine Waves are ranked #4 going into the 2017 season, with USC ranked #1 and UCLA #3.
 

A DAY AT THE BEACH
Coach Nina Matthies and the Pepperdine Women’s Beach Volleyball Team:
“We’re training eyes, mind, and bodies.”

 

Pepperdine University is a small Christian college nestled in the hills of Malibu, California. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, it is one of the most beautiful college campuses you’ve ever seen. The Waves home court is on world famous Zuma Beach — think “Baywatch” — to keep you California dreaming. The NCAA announced beach volleyball as an emerging sport in January 2010, and Pepperdine officially added the program for the 2012 season.
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Stars & Stripes

 

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It may not be Independence Day yet, but feel your freedom 

in the crazy hues of these stars and stripes — because in these

United States we celebrate all the colors of the rainbow everyday!

 

LEFT COLUMN: OPENING CEREMONY STRIPED RIBBED KNIT DRESS $475. This sporty spring dress shows off that hard earned physique with its body hugging fit and flattering silhouette. DSQUARED2 TWIGGY BIG STAR JEANS $775. Stand out from the crowd in these cool stone wash jeans that overlay a white painted star design on distressed denim. 

CENTER COLUMN: SAINT LAURENT COURT CLASSIC DENIM STAR SNEAKERS $595. Saint Laurent updates the crowd favorite Court Classic in blue denim for spring, embellished with its signature white leather star appliqués. MARA HOFFMAN VELA CUT OUT ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT $225. One piece in the front, two piece in the back, the eye-popping multi-striped Vela is made from SPF50+ Italian stretch fabric and accentuated by flirty cutouts. ADIDAS FINALE CAPITANO UCL SOCCER BALL $19.99. This match ball replica is made for everyday play and honors the UEFA Champions League Final. It features the signature star pattern and official UEFA Champions League logo. BALENCIAGA BAZAR RAFFIA STRIPED ESPADRILLES $545. The summer’s essential espadrille becomes a modern statement maker in woven raffia and vinyl, emblazoned with red and blue stripes. Also available in white and blue stripes.

RIGHT COLUMN: CHINTI & PARKER CASHMERE STAR SWEATER $550. Pick your color and style, but we love this new season update in orange of Chinti and Parker’s signature star sweater. Spun from 100% Italian cashmere, it features a contrasting cream star intarsia, with a relaxed fit and comfortable wide crew neck. P.E NATION THE HEAT SKIRT $240. Made from basketball mesh in P.E Nation’s signature kaleidoscopic stripes, step up your game in this statement making tennis skirt. NEW BALANCE X J.CREW CROP TOP $70. From the New Balance for J.Crew performance activewear line, this crop top sportbra energizes any workout with its star print. Also available in a windbreaker, leggings, and shorts.

 

Double Vision. One Focus.

 

 

“On 4/3/15 I woke up like the picture on the left. I’d had a stroke in my sleep which caused a palsy in the 3rd nerve of my brain, causing my right eye to swing out. I saw two of everything and could only see straight if I closed one eye. It’s taken over a year and a half, 3 surgeries, an ocean of tears, and the desperate need to regain my life to get ME back. I took the pic on the right just after taking my new SoulCycle instructor photos — hence the incredible and very fake lashes. I never imagined having the courage to share the ‘before’ pic, but think it’s important to recognize and celebrate the journey, no matter how painful. Unlike so many stories, this one has a happy ending, one that will hopefully inspire determination and hope!”

-Emma Zaks, Facebook post, November 18, 2016

This is the story of Emma Zaks, a bubbly, energetic, and very popular SoulCycle instructor. Those who ride with Emma watched this healthy and fit 33-year old woman go through an unimaginable two-year journey — becoming increasingly ill with debilitating symptoms, both gastro-intestinal and neurological, that ultimately resulted in a stroke.

On and off the SoulCycle schedule at first, Emma began subbing out her classes for other instructors. Then followed a long absence. She would later return to teach — a patch on one eye and face swollen from the steroids doctors had prescribed for devastating symptoms no one really could explain. An autoimmune disease of some sort was the rumor. As is her nature, Emma remained her upbeat self through it all, or so it appeared, never letting her riders see the pain and fear going on inside.

Luckily, this story has a happy ending. After her illness was finally diagnosed and treated, Emma started posting little bits of her journey on Facebook. So moved and overwhelmed by her strength and bravery, we asked her to tell us what happened from beginning to end. This is her story in her own words…. and her Facebook posts.
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X-Trainers: HIIT It With Style

 

 

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CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ASICS FUZEX RUSHNEW BALANCE VAZEE AGILITY V2ADIDAS PURE BOOST XUNDER ARMOUR CHARGED 2.0NIKE FREE RN DISTANCEPUMA FIERCE LOW LACE 

 
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), CrossFit, and Boot Camps have become some of the most popular workouts, providing maximal results in minimal time, and proven to offer continual calorie and fat burning benefits even after the workout is done. Based on the concept of interval training, periods of highly strenuous activity are alternated with easier recovery periods. The cardiovascular benefits are the heart rate is kept high as the body stays in motion, rotating exercises and targeting different muscle groups throughout the workout. 

Classes at favorite studios like Barry’s Bootcamp, Orange Theory and others we reviewed in the 31 Days of Fitness, combine treadmill and rowing intervals with explosive plyometric and power moves, multi-directional floorwork, and weight bearing exercises. They require the agility and support of a training shoe with the cushioning and traction of a running shoe.

Here are 6 versatile hybrids, for men and women, we think hit the mark for all your training needs — ready to take on any workout with style!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ASICS FUZEX RUSH $100. For both men and women, the new fuzeX Rush is a lightweight and flexible performance running shoe. It features Asic’s fuzeGEL™ technology, providing responsive cushioning from heel to toe, for any type of impact, on a range of training and running surfaces.
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W.O.W! Working Out With Stephanie Ruhle

 
DUKING IT OUT AT SHADOWBOX WITH MSNBC ANCHOR, STEPHANIE RUHLE

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY MAGGIE MANN

Stephanie Ruhle is the eponymous host of “MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle,” which airs every weekday morning at 9 am. If you watch MSNBC regularly you will also see this busy newswoman pop up on your TV screens at other points during the day — especially now, when political developments are non-stop and there is never a dull moment in our nation’s news.

Previously a banker at Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, Stephanie got her start in business television as an anchor and managing editor for Bloomberg Television. There she co-hosted “Bloomberg GO,” Bloomberg’s flagship morning show. Among many other industry leaders, she regularly interviewed such financial titans as former Goldman Sachs President, Gary Cohn, now White House Director of the National Economic Council; Wall Street mogul, Wilbur Ross, now Commerce Secretary; famed “corporate raider” and Wall Street activist, Carl Icahn, now special adviser to the president on regulatory overhaul; and billionaire real estate tycoon, Donald Trump, now the 45th President of the United States.

Like many of those she has covered, Stephanie has shifted from business into political news in what has to be one of the most exciting times to be a reporter. It requires a lot physical and mental stamina. “It comes with a great responsibility,” she says, and you have to be “fitter than ever.” Given the time demands of her job; role as a wife and mother of three kids; and active involvement in women’s leadership development, having founded the Corporate Investment Bank Women’s Network and serving on the board of trustees for Girls Inc., how does Stephanie stay in such obviously good shape?
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Red Hot & Sporty

 

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Red hot for Valentine’s Day, it’s our favorite sporty classics. The perfect gift for a special someone or your own wish list, it’s always hotter in red!

LEFT COLUMN: SMITH SEQUEL SNOW HELMET $180. A red hot Smith favorite for your snowy Valentine, the Sequel combines the simple style of their classic helmet with a new ultra-light hybrid shell construction. It also features 18 adjustable regulator vents, a Boa fit system, and Snapfit SL ear pads for extra comfort and better fit. FJALLRAVEN FOLDSACK NO.1 BACKPACK $110. Another sporty classic in Valentine red is this rugged but stylish rucksack. Made with heavy duty canvas and leather details, it also has a laptop sleeve with padded bottom, large zippered front pocket, and padded adjustable shoulder straps. NORMA KAMALI MIO STUDDED SWIMSUIT $615. The super sexy Norma Kamali one piece is a timeless favorite and probably the most flattering swimsuit ever. Yes, it’s extravagant, but in red and silver studded, that’s Valentine’s swimsuit sure to make a splash!

CENTER COLUMN: BALENCIAGA OVERSIZED QUILTED SHELL JACKET $3250. The puffer goes haute couture with this straight-from-the-runway Balenciaga quilted down jacket. It’s warm and functional too with its detachable hood and scarf.  FREECITY FEATHERWEIGHT SWEATPANTS $125. Super cozy with a slim silhouette, these Freecity sweats are always a favorite. Incredibly soft, they get better with each wash and in this hot color you’ll never want to take them off. ADIDAS DRAGON OG $79. For 2017, adidas has reissued a fresh take on a 70’s track & field classic. The Dragon OG features the traditional athletic aesthetic and slim profile with a retro gum rubber outsole for durable traction underfoot.
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Outside Inside

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: HOLY STOKES! A REAL LIFE HAPPENING; 281 DAYS: ROWING THE PACIFIC SOLO; VIEW FROM A BLUE MOON; VALHALLA; PARADISE WAITS; UNTETHERED

 

For all you outdoor adrenaline junkies, just launched on Amazon Video is Outside TV Features, a new subscription video on-demand service featuring a full line-up of multi-sport action and adventure films. From the worlds of skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, motocross, biking, climbing, slacklining and more, Outside TV Features brings the outdoors indoors. Showcased are the world’s most accomplished athletes in unique and ground breaking films celebrated through compelling stories, dramatic locations, and stunning cinematography.

Some of the notable films include: “View From a Blue Moon”, a surf film featuring 2016 WSL surf champion John John Florence, and his rise from surf grom to surf champion, growing up on the North Shore of Oahu.

“We are Blood”, a modern day skate adventure featuring Paul Rodriguez and other top skateboarders as they travel the globe pushing the limits of what’s possible on four wheels.
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Black X White

 

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In the chill of winter, activewear keeps its cool with graphic, multi-patterned, black and white style. From the tennis courts of the Australian Open to your favorite spin, box, or HIIT class (check out these 31 workouts!), stay on the season’s hottest trend with the looks featured here! 

LEFT COLUMN: NIKECOURT DRY TENNIS DRESS $130. From the courts of the Australian Open now in full swing, comes this eye-popping black and white Nike tennis dress. As seen on Serena Williams, there is a full collection of matching shirts, shorts and tops, as well as the Mens Collection Roger Federer is sporting. NORMA KAMALI MARISSA STRIPED SWIMSUIT $175. With a low scoop back and high-cut leg, this sporty black and white striped swimsuit is creates a long, lean and sexy look. NO KA’OI HONI COLOR-BLOCK PERFORMANCE SHORTS $145. Don’t be fooled by these cute striped drawstring shorts. This is performance activewear. Light and comfortable, with an elasticated waistband and internal nude briefs, these shorts are made for running and all day sporty fun.

CENTER COLUMN: PERFECT MOMENT STARDUST INTARSIA MERINO TURTLENECK SWEATER $400. On the slopes, apres-ski, or worn around town, this thick ribbed, fine merino wool turtleneck will keep you warm in style with its playful graphic white star motifs. ADIDAS PURE BOOST X TRAINER ZIP SHOES $130. This lightweight training shoe is built with an ultra-responsive cushioning that returns energy with every step. Designed specifically for a woman’s foot, the shoe has a floating arch that hugs the foot and a zip closure for extra support. CARBON38 X CURTIS KULIG HIGUERA LEGGING $125. From Carbon38’s collaboration with renowned artist Curtis Kulig, these “Love Me” leggings make a bold and graphic statement. The entire collection features Kulig’s iconic “Love Me” artwork as the creative thread, adding an empowering message to this activewear line.
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2 Runners, 5 Shoes

 
TWO RUNNERS: SARAH & CLAUDIA

 
Looking for a little motivation to get you out on the road? How about a new pair of running shoes! We asked Nike, Asics, Newton, Hoka, and Brooks to send us their top picks for a lightweight neutral trainer. Since different runners like different shoes, I invited Sarah Toland, co-author of Lindsay Vonn’s recently published book, Strong Is The New Beautiful, and a 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 5K and 10K, to road test these running shoes with me. She’s a tall and lanky gazelle of a runner, while I’m shorter and more compact in my running style  — what Sarah describes as “a recreational marathoner with zeal”. My goal is simply to get from point A to point B. Hers is to do it fast! Here are two different runners thoughts on five of the newest top trainers:

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NIKE LUNARGLIDE 8 $120

Nike says: The LunarGlide 8 offers breathable support and exceptionally soft cushioning to help you glide through your longest runs. Engineered mesh provides comfortable breathability while Flywire technology adapts to your foot for a secure fit. The soft, contoured Lunarlon midsole has precision-lasered cuts on the sides that collapse during footstrike to help you reach a smoother stride. A dynamic support platform adds comfortable, lightweight stability without weighing you down.

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Savory Goodness! 9 Healthy Snacks

 

 

We’ve expounded on our love of snacks in many a post. Being as active as we are, and working the long hours that we do, we are always looking for healthy treats to keep us going in between meals. We last shared our favorite sweets in Super Sweets, and now we’re on to the savory. Here’s 9 of our go-to favorites!

ROW 1: HARD BOILED EGG. At about 80 calories with 7 grams of protein, a hard boiled egg is a filling snack that doesn’t fill you up. There is ongoing discussion about the cholesterol count, but recent research has concluded that infrequent egg consumption does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Conveniently packaged in its own natural carrying case, boil them up and take them to go!

SEASNAX. Seasnax roasted seaweed sheets are marketed as “strangely addictive” and that they are. This is great news as seaweed is nutrient packed! It’s one of the richest sources of minerals, high in Iodine, Vitamin B12 and potassium. Seasnax come in convenient single serve packs that are a ridiculously low 15 calories a piece. Read More

 

SOS x Huckberry

 

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The Holidays may be over, but there is still all sorts of cool outdoor gear out there with your name on it! The STYLE OF SPORT SHOP at Huckberry has it all. It’s a curated collection of gear, apparel and accessories from many of our favorite brands like Filson, Seevees, Hestra, Pendleton, Topo Designs, and more — all at special sale prices!

ROW 1: LUM-TEC HUCKBERRY COMBAT B33 GMT $498.98. A limited edition of 50, the HB X Lum-Tec collaboration is a custom-designed timepiece available exclusively on Huckberry. FILSON DAY PACK $120. Filson is a favorite heritage brand that needs no introduction, and this rugged, weather-resistant day pack is ideal for country and city hikes, with a classic design that goes anywhere. ALPS & METERS ALPINE GUIDE SWEATER $259.98. Alps & Meters makes top of the line alpine sportwear built to survive the elements. The Alpine Guide Sweater is just as at home on the streets of any metropolis as it is the mountains.

ROW 2: WE TOOK TO THE WOODS, IN THE GLEN: CEDAR + PINE CANDLE $28.98. Wrapped in bark, “In the Glen” is a refreshing mixture of Cedar and Pine that brings the forest into your home. HESTRA GRANVIK CLOVES $180. The Elk leather Granvik is a classic sport glove: two-toned leather with a soft-Italian wool lining for chic and cozy warmth.

ROW 3: CLARKS WALLABY BOOT $103.98. The legendary Wallaby is back and as cool as ever. The Clarks original many of us wore in younger days is one of their most popular shoes, a timeless moccasin style boot that has stood the test of time. PENDLETON GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK BEACH TOWEL $39.98.The popular National Park blanket pattern is re-created in a supersized jacquard towel — sheared on one side for luxurious softness and looped on the other for superior absorption.

 

The 31 Days of Fitness 2017!

 
ROW 1: CITY ROW; RUNNING; DANCEBODY; ROW 2: DOGPOUND; PURE YOGA; SWTICH PLAYGROUND; ROW 3: EXHALE CFX; RUMBLE; DEUCE GYM

 
Happy New Year everyone and welcome to The 31 Days of Fitness! Every January your editor embarks on a crazy adventure, and does a different workout or takes a different fitness class everyday all month long. My objective? To show our readers how many different exercise options are out there and that there are no excuses not to get in shape this 2017! The holidays have been fun but it’s time to get our butts back in gear as this new year begins. There is a workout for everyone out there — running, spinning, boxing, rowing, Crossfit, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), pole dancing, yoga, pilates, and more — and I’m going to sample them all this month! I’m determined to find the workout for you — not just one you’ll do, but one you will actually enjoy!
 

January 31: BODY BY BOB. That’s it folks… the 31 Days of Fitness are officially a wrap! Back in NYC, we went out with a bang on Day 31, with a grand finale featuring none other than super trainer Bob Harper! Yes, “Biggest Loser” fans, THE Bob Harper, and let me tell you something… believe the hype! This guy gets star billing for a reason. He is a super motivator. Sampling some of the flavors of workouts I’ve done so far, with a few I hadn’t tasted yet, Bob whipped up an all-out, full-blast circuit of high intensity moves that kicked my butt after one round. Then he kept me going for 3 more rounds, coaching and inspiring me to drop my time too! Borrowing from Gymnastics, CrossFit, and HIIT workouts, the stations went from the Woodway Curve (cool to run on that self propelled treadmill again after Speedplay on Day 29); to Parallette Shoot Thrus (parallel bars on floor with leg swings to front and back); to the Schwinn Airdyne bike (told you it was back); to Thrusters (barbell squats with overhead press); to Sprawlers (burpees without the push-up); to Kettlebell swings.
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