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

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY SPENCER IAN HARRIS

 
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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