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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