StyleBistro en-us Copyright 2015 Livingly Inc. (The Livingly Team) Eat Like a Fashion Insider with the Help of Bergdorf Goodman's New Cookbook <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="qjS5ruVReUt" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="qjS5ruVReUt"><img src="" title="The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook Lela Rose" alt="Eat Like a Fashion Insider with the Help of Bergdorf Goodman's New Cookbook" /></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Larry Busacca/Getty Images North America, Harper Design)</div> </div> </div> <p>Thanks in large part to portrayals in pop culture, there's a common assumption that people who work in fashion don't eat. While we'll be the first to dispel this myth, <a href="" target="_blank">Bergdorf Goodman</a>'s first-ever&nbsp;cookbook&nbsp;proves not only do they eat, but they do so extremely well.</p> <p>Launched this week, <em><a href="" target="_blank">The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook</a></em>&nbsp;($35, Harper Design) features more than 100 recipes from the legendary NYC department store's seventh-floor <a href="" target="_blank">BG Restaurant</a>, which has been a stomping ground&nbsp;for high-society ladies who lunch; employees at nearby Hearst, <a href="/designer/Chanel">Chanel</a> and Est&eacute;e Lauder; and shoppers fueling up for their next spending marathon.</p> <p>Alongside signature dishes such as the chopped Gotham Salad&mdash;which is reportedly ordered more than 2,500 times per&nbsp;month&mdash;you'll also find recipes from industry luminaries, such as <a href="/designer/Diane+von Furstenberg">Diane von Furstenberg</a>'s Crab Quinoa, <a href="" target="_blank">Bobbi Brown</a>'s Brussels Sprouts Faux Pasta and <a href="/lookbook/Nina+Garcia">Nina Garcia</a>'s Eggnog Pie.&nbsp;</p> <p>To whet your appetite, we're sharing <a href="/designer/Lela+Rose">Lela Rose</a>'s contribution: a tortilla soup that's a riff on the one she enjoyed growing up in Dallas at the <a href="" target="_blank">Mansion on Turtle Creek Hotel</a>. Scroll down for the full recipe.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="_Myp1FwPbhS" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="_Myp1FwPbhS"><img src="" title="The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook" alt="Eat Like a Fashion Insider with the Help of Bergdorf Goodman's New Cookbook" /></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Harper Design)</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator three"></div> <p><strong>Designer Lela Rose's Tortilla Soup<br /></strong><em>Serves 8 to 10</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Ingredients<br /><br /></span>3 tablespoons corn oil<br />5 corn tortillas, coarsely chopped<br />3 garlic cloves, finely chopped<br />1 tablespoon chopped fresh epazote or cilantro<br />1 cup diced yellow onion, pur&eacute;ed in a food processor<br />3 large tomatoes, pur&eacute;ed in a food processor<br />1 tablespoon ground cumin<br />2 teaspoons chili powder<br />2 bay leaves<br />2 whole dried pasilla chiles, seeded, or 1 dried ancho chile, seeded<br />&frac14; cup canned tomato pur&eacute;e<br />2 quarts chicken stock<br />Salt<br />Cayenne<br />1 cooked chicken breast, cut into strips<br />1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and cubed<br />1 cup shredded cheddar cheese<br />7 corn tortillas, cut into thin strips and fried crisp<br />Red pepper flakes</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Directions</span></p> <p>Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute the chopped tortillas with the garlic and epazote over medium heat until soft. Stir in the onion and fresh tomato puree and bring to a boil. Add the cumin, chili powder, bay leaves, chiles, canned tomato puree and stock. Return to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer. Season to taste with salt and cayenne pepper and cook, stirring frequently, for 30 minutes. Skim the fat from the surface, if necessary.</p> <p>Strain and pour into warm soup bowls. Garnish with an equal portion of chicken strips, avocado, cheese and crisp tortilla strips, and finish with a tiny pinch of red pepper flakes. Serve immediately.</p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:18:27 -0700 http://www.stylebistro.com 9tKbGQuau9L Act Quick—This New E-Tailer's Artsy Accessories Will Be Gone Any Moment <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="LvU-W0jcNCo" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="LvU-W0jcNCo"><img src="" title="Bezar" alt="Act Quick&mdash;This New E-Tailer's Artsy Accessories Will Be Gone Any Moment" /></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Bezar)</div> </div> </div> <p>"Where'd you get that?" is&nbsp;a question anyone&nbsp;can take as a compliment. If someone is wondering about something you're wearing, that means it is flattering and unique enough to stand out. Plus, you get an opportunity to tell a story&nbsp;behind the piece like an&nbsp;under-the-radar&nbsp;designer who created it, a social-good brand's mission or your own travel adventures. <a href="" target="_blank">Bezar</a>, a new online marketplace for jewelry, accessories, art and home goods, definitely has one-of-a-kind pieces that will prompt a "where'd you get that?" moment.&nbsp;</p> <p>The site operates on a unique schedule, featuring new brand&nbsp;pop-up shops for each of its four shopping categories lasting&nbsp;about three days. You sign up for free to be a member and get launch notifications. Expect to discover&nbsp;brands you haven't heard of before. You'll be able to learn their stories and social channels, too&mdash;founder Bradford Shellhammer launched&nbsp;Bezar to create a community of design enthusiasts and to connect emerging designers to consumers more directly.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="LzZJXbvi1JL" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="LzZJXbvi1JL"><img src="" title="" alt="Molly M Designs Atlas Necklace, $65;&nbsp;Katie Bartels Jewelry Trinidad Earrings, $25; Earth Wood Sunglasses&nbsp;Rockport Pink, $64; Shahla Karimi&nbsp;Gold Honeycomb Ear Jacket, $200" /></div> <div class="below"><strong>Molly M Designs </strong><a href="" target="_blank">Atlas Necklace</a>, $65;&nbsp;<strong>Katie Bartels Jewelry</strong> <a href="" target="_blank">Trinidad Earrings</a>, $25;<strong> Earth Wood Sunglasses</strong>&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Rockport Pink</a>, $64; <strong>Shahla Karimi</strong>&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Gold Honeycomb Ear Jacket</a>, $200 <div class="below attribution">(Source: Bezar)</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>The site's jewelry and accessories offerings definitely stand out.&nbsp;Our picks include Katie Bartels jewelry <a href="" target="_blank">pineapple earrings</a>&nbsp;($25), Shahla Karimi <a href="" target="_blank">gold honeycomb ear jackets&nbsp;</a>($200), Earth Wood <a href="" target="_blank">pink shades </a>($64) and Aminimal <a href="" target="_blank">city grid necklaces</a>&nbsp;($35).<br /><br />Explore&nbsp;more of Bezar <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:22:12 -0700 http://www.stylebistro.com 3eUw3MfUgCr Get Ready to Fall in Love with TLC's New Series 'Bride by Design' <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Wtppe4bSv33" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Wtppe4bSv33"><img src="" title="Bride by Design premieres on TLC" alt="Get Ready to Fall in Love with TLC's New Series 'Bride by Design'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Source: TLC</div> </div> </div> <p>This weekend, we'll be taking a break from marathons of&nbsp;<em>Say Yes to the Dress</em>&mdash;but only to welcome&nbsp;<a href="">Heidi Elnora</a>&nbsp;to TLC's on-screen wedding circuit. Since competing in season two of&nbsp;<em>Project Runway</em>, the designer (then Heidi Standridge) has fallen in love, moved to Alabama, started a family,&nbsp;turned&nbsp;her stylish gaze&nbsp;to bridal wear and now landed her own series, <em>Bride by Design</em>, about her custom-made creations for Southern brides-to-be. We stole a few minutes with the busy star for a behind-the-scenes look at the show&mdash;plus how we can translate her romantic expertise to our everyday attire.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget center pull-quote-big-icon designerTitle w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="tMci1H70zPw" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/pull_quote_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="pull_quote_widget"> <p class="text primary">It&rsquo;s a transition of who she was and who she&rsquo;s becoming."</p> <p class="author primary">&ndash;Heidi Elnora</p> </div> <p><strong>Can you walk us through the process of what you do for each bride?</strong>&nbsp;&ldquo;When a bride comes in, the first thing we do is sit down and just talk. I think it&rsquo;s so important to get to know somebody before you just start putting them in clothes&mdash;especially a wedding dress because it&rsquo;s so specific to that certain person. It&rsquo;s interesting, it&rsquo;s a transition of who she was and who she&rsquo;s becoming. It&rsquo;s nice to get to know her and her family&mdash;the dynamics of everyone and all the personalities. Once I get to know her, her venue and everything like that, we start to try on dresses to figure out what it is she really wants. There&rsquo;s three different lines brides can choose from based on her personality, venue and shape: what makes sense for how she wants to feel and look on her wedding day. It&rsquo;s a lot of conversation, and I ask a lot of questions. It&rsquo;s nice, brides will give their opinions. They want to learn and be educated."&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="7HefQBD6Zzz" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="7HefQBD6Zzz"><img src="" title="Heidi Elnora in 'Bride by Design' on TLC" alt="Get Ready to Fall in Love with TLC's New Series 'Bride by Design'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Source: TLC</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget left pull-quote-big-icon designerTitle w30 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="F4m2rTCWWcr" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/pull_quote_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="pull_quote_widget"> <p class="text primary">It&rsquo;s so important to get to know somebody before you just start putting them in clothes."</p> <p class="author primary">&ndash;Heidi Elnora</p> </div> <p><strong>You help your clients identify their wedding day style. How can our readers translate that to their everyday wardrobes?</strong> "Really go into your closet and look at your wardrobe. What do you tend to go to? Do you tend to have a lot of prints, patterns or bright colors in your closet? Do you wear the same old jeans and a T-shirt? Is there a reason you&rsquo;re drawn to all V-neck dresses? I don&rsquo;t think there are any rules to how someone should dress or stay on-trend because trends always circulate&mdash;they&rsquo;re always coming back around. But I think it&rsquo;s nice to really take the time to identify your wardrobe because you can then decide, &lsquo;Do I like who I am? Do I like this woman that I&rsquo;m displaying myself as, or do I want to update it?&rsquo; Just look at your clothes, and they&rsquo;ll talk to you. They&rsquo;ll tell you who you are. And who you are is fine, you can always update it. Wedding dresses [or]&nbsp;normal clothes, it&rsquo;s just about making you feel good about yourself. At the end of the day, that&rsquo;s all a woman wants is just to feel pretty and appreciated. If it&rsquo;s a cardigan or a ruched waistband on a wedding dress that does that, all I want is to make them feel good."</p> <p><em>Tune in to the series premiere of </em>Bride by Design<em> tonight at 9pm EDT on TLC.&nbsp;</em></p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:24:45 -0700 http://www.stylebistro.com sORJ_nPm5Hi Beauty Showdown: Who Had the Best Hair and Makeup Look This Week? <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="er7r1PsMbKC" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="er7r1PsMbKC"><img src="" title="Kerry Washington Best Beauty" alt="Beauty Showdown: Who Had the Best Hair and Makeup Look this Week?" /></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Jason Kempin/Getty Images North America)</div> </div> </div> <p>Get some major weekend beauty inspiration with these top celebrities' beauty looks. From <a href="/lookbook/Kerry+Washington">Kerry Washington</a>'s killer curls to <a href="/lookbook/Katy+Perry">Katy Perry</a>'s dark&nbsp;lips, see our favorites and vote for your top look.</p> <p><a href="/lookbook/Kerry+Washington">Kerry Washington</a>'s bold curls and soft pink eyeshadow</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="OZzEK8ME68o" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="OZzEK8ME68o"><a href=""> <img src="" title="Kerry Washington Best Beauty" alt="Beauty Showdown: Who Had the Best Hair and Makeup Look this Week?" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Jason Kempin/Getty Images North America)</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/lookbook/January+Jones">January Jones</a>' rose gold color and nude lids</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="aK-IVtxDNWH" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="aK-IVtxDNWH"><a href=""> <img src="" title="January Jones Best Beauty" alt="Beauty Showdown: Who Had the Best Hair and Makeup Look this Week?" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin)</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/lookbook/Katy+Perry">Katy Perry</a>'s textured updo and oxblood pout</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ly_eRczHHgv" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="ly_eRczHHgv"><a href=""> <img src="" title="Katy Perry Best Beauty" alt="Beauty Showdown: Who Had the Best Hair and Makeup Look this Week?" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/lookbook/Rihanna">Rihanna</a>'s fringed top knot and burgundy-stained pucker</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="-PFVeUVTG_x" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="-PFVeUVTG_x"><a href=""> <img src="" title="Rihanna Best Beauty" alt="Beauty Showdown: Who Had the Best Hair and Makeup Look this Week?" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America)</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/lookbook/Olga+Kurylenko">Olga Kurylenko</a>'s romantic knot and petal pink smile</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="5yJpt3jynGV" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="5yJpt3jynGV"><a href=""> <img src="" title="Olga Kurylenko Best Beauty" alt="Beauty Showdown: Who Had the Best Hair and Makeup Look this Week?" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images Europe)</div> </div> </div> <p>Vote now for your favorite look!</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/poll_widget/BqpJOdzk8x1" data-style="width:301.36363649368286px;height:380.36363649368286px;margin:0 auto;" style="width: 301.36363649368286px; height: 380.36363649368286px; margin: 0 auto;" data-widget-guid="BqpJOdzk8x1" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/poll_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="poll_widget"></div> <p></p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:33:50 -0700 http://www.stylebistro.com 4o6oP63r59G Why You Should Take a Wellness Retreat <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="kK9mXVq4e9-" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="kK9mXVq4e9-"><img src="" title="Wellness Retreat" alt="Why You Should Take a Wellness Retreat" /></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: iStock)</div> </div> </div> <p>Confession: I haven't seen a doctor since I needed a pediatrician. You can imagine, then, how nervous I was to know I'd be visiting not one but an entire team of doctors and health experts on a trip to experience the newly launched&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Turnberry Isle Miami Optimal Wellness Program</a>. The plan: get a sampling of its four customizable packages tackling weight management, heart health, stress management, plus psychological, fitness and nutrition consultations. The result: a changed diet, glowing skin, a crazy tale&nbsp;to tell about getting my face injected with my own blood&nbsp;(story on that later), an abandonment of exercise for vanity&nbsp;and a newfound confidence in my future 50-year-old-self's health. Whew. Did I mention this took place over just four days?&nbsp;</p> <p>Turnberry Isle, a luxe resort in Aventura, Florida, has everything you need for an&nbsp;escape: picture-perfect pools, world class golfing, unbelievable dining and, of course, ideal&nbsp;weather. The cherry on top is the wellness program, which was introduced by Dr. Ellen Lebow and Dr. Michael Brawn. The duo brought on a team of seven on-site physicians and experts&nbsp;to develop integrative programs targeting every major&nbsp;health concern.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="NNHoKFDAIKz" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="NNHoKFDAIKz"><img src="" title="Turnberry Isle Miami" alt="Why You Should Take a Wellness Retreat" /></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Turnberry Isle Miami)</div> </div> </div> <p>Wellness retreats have been steadily gaining popularity among health-minded folks looking for an alternative way to vacation.&nbsp;From <a href="" target="_blank">Canyon Ranch</a>&nbsp;in Arizona to <a href="" target="_blank">Maya Tulum</a>&nbsp;in Mexico, resorts are catching on to the demand for restorative, experiential packages. Turnberry Isle is unique in its marriage of scientific, medical&nbsp;resources with big-picture mental and physical wellness. You're not just doing yoga multiple times a day and having healthy meals provided (although you very well can at the resort), but rather running lab tests to dig deeper into your health history as well as opening your mind to alternative practices. You get clinical expertise with a spa environment.</p> <p>What's most impressive is&nbsp;how highly&nbsp;individualized the Optimal Wellness Program is&mdash;there's no same itinerary for two people. "Everyone here is committed to customization," says Dr. Lebow. "Customization is what preventative medicine is about." It's rare that you'd ever get more than half an hour meeting during a doctor's visit, but these physicians were extremely personable,&nbsp;friendly and&mdash;even now a few weeks after visiting&mdash;available to talk more if ever I have questions.</p> <p>You can pick from four main programs that range from four to eight-day stays starting at $6,500 (full resort amenities included): Weight Management, Bio-Identical Hormone Restoration, Stress Management and the Heart Health Executive Plan. Throughout my stay, I tried&nbsp;parts of all four and had takeaways that revealed the benefits of not&nbsp;just&nbsp;Turnberry Isle's program, but any wellness retreat. It's something everyone should try at least once.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget left pull-quote-big-icon w60" data-widget-guid="sYtrRneq_4a" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/pull_quote_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="pull_quote_widget"> <p class="text primary">There's a nonchalance toward health you get away with in your early 20s. You can engage in bad habits and still look like you're in tip-top shape. Little did I know I'd discover things about my body that could turn very ugly down the line."</p> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="5nicgmmw5pQ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="5nicgmmw5pQ"><img src="" title="Turnberry Isle Optimal Wellness Program" alt="IV Calming Nutrient Cocktail" /></div> <div class="below">IV Calming Nutrient Cocktail <div class="below attribution">(Source: Turnberry Isle)</div> </div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple"><strong>Open your mind to&nbsp;new and exciting experiences</strong></h3> <p>It helps to come to a wellness retreat with an open mind. I was game for anything. This led me to trying procedures I had never even heard of before: a detoxifying lymphatic drainage therapy, a neurobiofeedback session for training the brain to&nbsp;optimize electrical activity, an IV cocktail session inserting powerful antioxidants and electrical acupuncture. If ever I was confused about anything, the experts all enthusiastically explained processes in an easy-to-understand manner.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="article_heading maple"><strong>Get unmatched attention from&nbsp;physicians&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>The most educational experiences for me, by far, were my hour-long talk with the nutritionist Staci Shacter and separate consultations with both Dr. Lebow and Dr. Braun. Referring to my blood samples, each doctor went through my reports line by line, noting any outstanding issues (for example, I am seriously deficient in Vitamin D, which doesn't come as a surprise&mdash;hello, holed-up New York City indoor lifestyle!). Unlike previous experiences I've had with doctors, they&nbsp;didn't just immediately tell me I need to take such and such medicine, instead opting for a holistic approach including talks about nutrition and exercise.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="tlnm1mAR6gG" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="tlnm1mAR6gG"><img src="" title="Turnberry Isle Vampire Facial" alt="Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy aka Vampire Facial." /></div> <div class="below">Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy aka Vampire Facial. <div class="below attribution">(Source: Kristina Rodulfo)</div> </div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple"><strong>Gain tools to ensure your future health</strong></h3> <p>"You're 22 years old, what am I going to do with you?" Dr. Ellen Lebow admitted these were her thoughts when she first saw my patient intake form. This sentiment was echoed by all seven experts I consulted during my stay. It's understandable since there's a nonchalance toward health you get away with in your early 20s. You can engage in&nbsp;bad habits and still look like you're in tip-top shape. Little did I know I'd discover things about my body that could turn very&nbsp;ugly down the line.&nbsp;As Dr. Braun discussed with me, healthcare in the US generally focuses on treating diseases as they're already diagnosed. As someone young going through all of these health treatments, the biggest takeaway I had was to have a focus on preventative measures. I shifted my mindset to think about&nbsp;what I can&nbsp;do now to make sure I won't be needing high-stakes treatments when I'm older.</p> <p>I definitely came away with a new perspective on my future given the tools and data I gained at Turnberry. The most notable change? I exercise at least five times a week now, which isn't different from what I did before, but my approach has changed&mdash;instead of focusing on looking like a fitness model, I have made it a goal to gain control of my heart health and body composition (body fat percentage, especially). That alone has become a much more powerful motivator than a six-pack ever was.</p> <h3 class="article_heading maple"><strong>Revamp not only your body, but also your mind</strong></h3> <p>During a wellness retreat, you typically have time to really slow down and relax in a calm environment. Such was the case during the Optimal Wellness Program, since I could take advantage of spa treatments like massages and facials. Apart from those rejuvenating beauty treats, however,&nbsp;I had access to a behavioral coach, Joan E. Childs, who addressed broader topics such as stress and guided me through meditation. It's a practice I've since learned the importance of and actively try to implement every&nbsp;day&mdash;not enough people prioritize it!</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="pobZylpXRpI" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="pobZylpXRpI"><img src="" title="Turnberry Isle Miami Spa" alt="Why You Should Take a Wellness Retreat" /></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Turnberry Isle Miami)</div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">place yourself in an empowering environment</h3> <p>Along with science-backed feedback from doctors, this wellness retreat provided&nbsp;help in the food and fitness departments, too. I&nbsp;worked with a personal trainer who helped me navigate weight machines, addressed my long-unanswered&nbsp;questions about exercises and provided a new routine I could take home. There were also organic, healthy&nbsp;meals at the ready and educated providers there to chat about everything from why taking a wheatgrass shot does the&nbsp;body good to what to expect when attempting a detox diet. At Turnberry, the experts practiced what they preached. Everyone ate clean, whole food diets, toted water bottles around all day and carried an air of positivity. It's impossible not to transform into&nbsp;your best self in that kind of environment.&nbsp;</p> <p>Find out more about Turnberry Isle's Optimal Wellness Program <a href="" target="_blank">here.</a>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:02:47 -0700 http://www.stylebistro.com Ud9U9BSqEF- Kate Middleton Wears Pink at Her Last Engagement Before Maternity Leave <img id="img_0" class="zName t_Center" title="Kate Middleton Wears Pink a Her Last Engagement Before Maternity Leave" style="border-style: none;" src="" border="0" alt="Kate Middleton Wears Pink a Her Last Engagement Before Maternity Leave" /><span class="featuredCaption">(Source: Chris Jackson/Getty Images Europe)</span>The Duchess looked radiant in a fuchsia <a href="/designer/Mulberry+">Mulberry </a>coat at her last outing before she welcomes her second child. The royal couple have claimed all along that they do not know the sex of the baby-to-be, but you have to wonder if the wardrobe choice has any meaning&mdash;or maybe it's just wishful thinking on our part for a Kate mini-me. [<a href="" target="_blank">Mirror UK</a>]<br /><br />Brands are listening to the <a href="" target="_blank">$17.5 billion plus-size market</a>. <a href="" target="_blank">Polyvore</a> has added a plus-size category, making it easier for readers to peruse, create and purchase. Meanwhile, clothing label <a href="" target="_blank">ELOQUII</a>&mdash;known for giving the plus-size market trendy and cool selections&mdash;just shot six bloggers in the latest fashions styled by <a href="">Margie Ashcroft</a>. [<a href="" target="_blank">Yahoo Style</a>]<br /><br />We've chosen <a href="/Our+Favorite+Pieces+from+the+Lilly+Pulitzer+for+Target+Collab">our favorite items</a> from the much-anticipated <a href="/designer/Lilly+Pulitzer">Lilly Pulitzer</a> for Target collaboration. For all items, go <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>. [<a href="" target="_blank">SHEfinds</a>]<br /><br />Banana Republic's new chic look under the guidance of <a href="/designer/Marissa+Webb">Marissa Webb</a> now has an official home. The New York City flagship store incorporating the revised aesthetic opens today. [<a href="" target="_blank">WWD</a>] Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:26:25 -0700 http://www.stylebistro.com t6V9TX9dVjj Smell Like a Spring Meadow With This DIY Body Scrub <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="t5oRzolKTk0" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="t5oRzolKTk0"><img src="" title="DIY Floral Body Scrub" alt="Smell Like a Spring Meadow With This DIY Body Scrub" /></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Thinkstock, Art by Tanya Leigh Washington)</div> </div> </div> <p>Although it's still borderline winter here in NYC, we're ready to welcome spring with open arms. In our attempts at encouraging spring to hurry up and get here, this past weekend we hit up <a href="">Haven Spa</a>&nbsp;in New York to try its&nbsp;new Flower Shower Body Scrub treatment. We couldn't get enough of the rose-scented scrub so we had to ask co-founder Gabrielle Ophals to create a DIY version so everyone can try at home. Get the details below.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Ingredients:</strong></span></p> <p>One half cup salt or sugar<br />Favorite oil such as almond, jojoba or avocado<br />Two drops of your favorite essential oil such as lavender, rose, rose geranium, linden or petitfleur<br />Two to three teaspoons crushed dried flowers</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Directions:</strong></span></p> <p>Mix together one half cup of salt or sugar with just enough oil to moisten the salt/sugar. (Regarding oils, try almond, jojoba or avocado&mdash;Ophals doesn't recommend olive because "you'll smell like a salad!") Into this mixture, put a few drops of your favorite floral essential oils. (Tip from Ophals: less is more when it comes to essential oils.) You can also add a few teaspoons of crushed dried flowers for added scent and texture. Mix it all together and give yourself a good scrub while standing in the shower. Ophals recommends spending extra time&mdash;a good ten to 15 minutes&mdash;on rough areas like elbows and heels. Rinse off the scrub and gently blot your skin dry with a soft towel. Follow with your favorite moisturizer, preferably unscented or with a scent that's complementary to the scrub.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Benefits:</strong></span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"></span>Not only will this scrub reveal fresh smooth skin, it also locks in moisture thanks to the oils. Almond, jojoba and avocado are all rich in vitamins and hydrating&nbsp;for the skin, while essential oils invigorate the senses.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="N8Pa8onoQ3i" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="N8Pa8onoQ3i"><img src="" title="Haven Spa" alt="DIY floral body scrub" /></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Haven Spa)</div> </div> </div> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:25:21 -0700 http://www.stylebistro.com 1YoTusVYsoW Editor's Pick: PilyQ Swimwear <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="Ia_o48gxmSU" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Ia_o48gxmSU"><a href=""> <img src="" title="pilyq swim" alt="Editor's Pick: PilyQ Swimwear" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: PilyQ)</div> </div> </div> <p>Shopping for swimwear it not generally a fun endeavor. Finding the right fit, pattern and coverage is a time-sucking task and locating&nbsp;a coverup to coordinate...let's just say I'd rather spend my day on an actual beach. For those of you who feel the same way, might I suggest swimwear line <a href="" target="_blank">PilyQ</a>.</p> <p>Created by designer Pily&nbsp;Queipo and creative director Amber Delecce, this line includes bikinis, one-pieces, coverups and kaftans that flatter in an array gorgeous prints and fabrics.</p> <p>My love affair with the brand began with the <a href="">Zen Braided Bikini </a>(top, $36; bottom, $34). Not only does this suit boast a chic, on-trend palm print, but also, it has hidden underwire to offer support without looking as though you're wearing a bra to the beach. The fit is flattering and comfortable and the braided straps on both the top and bottom make it an eye-catching suit.&nbsp;The brand also offers other standout designs including a chic, feminine laser-cut scalloped bikini&nbsp;and sporty halter top suit.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="CWJDGzWvM5x" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="CWJDGzWvM5x"><img src="" title="pilyq swimwear" alt="PilyQ&nbsp;Palms Braided Zen Bikini Top, $36 and bottom, $34;&nbsp;Oro Reversible Reversible Bikini, Top, $84,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Bikini Bottom, $84;&nbsp;Keshi Pearl Gypsy Halter Bikini Top, $&nbsp;and&nbsp;Bottom, $64 all available at Bloomingdales" /></div> <div class="below"><strong>PilyQ</strong>&nbsp;Palms Braided Zen <a href="">Bikini Top</a>, $36 and <a href="">bottom</a>, $34;&nbsp;Oro Reversible Reversible Bikini,<a href=""> Top,</a> $84,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Bikini <a href="">Bottom</a>, $84;&nbsp;Keshi Pearl Gypsy Halter Bikini <a href="">Top</a>, $&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="">Bottom</a>, $64 all available at Bloomingdales <div class="below attribution">(Source:</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>If PilyQ's fab swimwear isn't enough to tempt you, take a look at the brand's fun, flirty cover up options. I fell head-over-heels for the ultra-glam&nbsp;<a href="">Sunset Monique Cover-Up</a>&nbsp;($154) which is not only fun to wear, but also, flattering. The brand's woven <a href="">Lexi Shorts </a>($88) are also best-sellers and will see you through any stylish beach vacation. Lastly, the delicate-looking&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Noah Tunic Swim Cover Up</a>&nbsp;($144) is downright lovely.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="kgTvu3LCHzw" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="kgTvu3LCHzw"><a href=""> <img src="" title="Pilyq" alt="PILYQ&nbsp;Sunset Monique Cover-Up Poncho, $154;&nbsp;Sunset Lexi Shorts, $88, both at Nordstrom" /> </a></div> <div class="below"><strong>PILYQ&nbsp;<a href="">Sunset Monique Cover-Up Poncho</a></strong>, $154;&nbsp;<a href="">Sunset Lexi Shorts</a>, $88, both at Nordstrom <div class="below attribution">(Source: Nordstrom)</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Get your hands on PilyQ at <a href="">Bloomingdales</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Nordstrom</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p> <p></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:02:39 -0700 http://www.stylebistro.com MyN2zHBi9NP Vote! Who Was the Best Dressed Celebrity of the Week? <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="gLswTiiqqsA" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="gLswTiiqqsA"><img src="" title="Christina Hendricks" alt="Vote! Who Was the Best Dressed Celebrity of the Week?" /></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Getty)</div> </div> </div> <p>On the whole, this week was a battle of the bold on the red carpet. <a href="/lookbook/Christina+Hendricks">Christina Hendricks</a> chose an emerald, floor-sweeping <a href="/designer/Zac+Posen">Zac Posen</a> gown for the <a href="/See+What+the+Stars+Wore+to+Say+Farewell+to+'Mad+Men'" target="_blank"><em>Mad Men</em> gala red carpet</a> while her cast mate <a href="/lookbook/January+Jones">January Jones</a> chose a <a href="/designer/Prabal+Gurung">Prabal Gurung</a> creation in a daring new silhouette. At that same event, <a href="/lookbook/Beth+Behrs">Beth Behrs</a> donned a delicate red <a href="/designer/Naeem+Khan">Naeem Khan</a> gown.</p> <p>On the shorter side of things, <em>Jane the Virgin</em> star&nbsp;<a href="/lookbook/Gina+Rodriguez">Gina Rodriguez</a> attended&nbsp;the Nuevas Latinas Living Fabulosa Event in a white mini dress. Meanwhile, <a href="/lookbook/Amanda+Seyfried">Amanda Seyfried</a> wore a colorful, flirty <a href="/designer/Valentino">Valentino</a> dress to the <em>While We're Young</em> Premiere.</p> <p>So who won the week? See the full looks below, then vote for your favorite!</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/poll_widget/K75HsfEeTe3" data-style="width:301.36363649368286px;height:407.36363649368286px;margin:0 auto;" style="width: 301.36363649368286px; height: 407.36363649368286px; margin: 0 auto;" data-widget-guid="K75HsfEeTe3" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/poll_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="poll_widget"></div> <p><a href="/lookbook/Christina+Hendricks">Christina Hendricks</a></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="4W8dSRxOJRa" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="4W8dSRxOJRa"><a href=""> <img src="" title="Christina Hendricks Photos: 'Mad Men' Gala Event - Arrivals" alt="Vote! Who Was the Best Dressed Celebrity of the Week?" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin)</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/lookbook/January+Jones">January Jones</a></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Y1-bMhws3T1" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Y1-bMhws3T1"><a href=""> <img src="" title="'Mad Men' Gala Event - Arrivals" alt="Vote! Who Was the Best Dressed Celebrity of the Week?" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin)</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/lookbook/Beth+Behrs">Beth Behrs</a></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="73cjuDEiX33" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="73cjuDEiX33"><img src="" title="Beth Behrs" alt="Vote! Who Was the Best Dressed Celebrity of the Week?" /></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin)</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/lookbook/Gina+Rodriguez">Gina Rodriguez</a></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="2yZp28cArPJ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="2yZp28cArPJ"><a href=""> <img src="" title="Nuevas Latinas Living Fabulosa Event" alt="Vote! Who Was the Best Dressed Celebrity of the Week?" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Getty)</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/lookbook/Amanda%C2%A0Seyfried">Amanda&nbsp;Seyfried<br /></a></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="nQaeq-RfJPs" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="nQaeq-RfJPs"><a href=""> <img src="" title="'While We're Young' New York Premiere - Arrivals" alt="Vote! Who Was the Best Dressed Celebrity of the Week?" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Getty)</div> </div> </div> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:53:20 -0700 http://www.stylebistro.com 4q2BILwLFR- Look Like the Next Top Model Thanks to Jay Manuel <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="poVJ4ST8xVi" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="poVJ4ST8xVi"><img src="" title="Jay Manuel Beauty" alt="Look Like the Next Top Model Thanks to Jay Manuel" /></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Jay Manuel Beauty)</div> </div> </div> <p>We all know <a href="/lookbook/Jay+Manuel">Jay Manuel</a> as one of the pros from <i>America's Next Top Model</i> and&nbsp;<em>Fashion Police</em> doling out expertise on all things fashion and beauty. But&nbsp;the style&nbsp;guru is lending his aesthetic to a new enterprise: beauty. Manuel, who actually began his career as a makeup artist, is launching his very own beauty line, appropriately named <a href="">Jay Manuel Beauty</a>.</p> <p>The cosmetic brand first debuted at&nbsp;<a href="/Best+Beauty+from+New+York+Fashion+Week+Spring+2015" target="_blank">New York Fashion Week Spring 2015</a>, where Manuel created a look for designer <a href="/designer/Bibhu+Mohapatra">Bibhu Mohapatra</a>. Although the new collection focuses heavily on Manuel's signature "skin perfecting," ie the ability to create a perfect complexion sans retouching or lighting, it is&nbsp;a full range of products including&nbsp;ones for&nbsp;eyes and lips,&nbsp;as well as brushes and tools.</p> <p>Right now we have our eyes on the <a href="">Skin Perfector Foundation</a>&nbsp;($38)&mdash;because if you've ever seen Manuel's skin, you know he's doing something right&mdash;and the <a href="">Ultimate Lipstick in Shame</a>&nbsp;($24). This hot fuchsia hue is a must for spring.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="iOUkvHba9Ta" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="iOUkvHba9Ta"><img src="" title="Jay Manuel Beauty" alt="Jay Manuel Beauty&nbsp;Skin Perfector Foundation, $38; and&nbsp;Ultimate Lipstick in Shame, $24; at&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below"><strong>Jay Manuel Beauty</strong>&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Skin Perfector Foundation</a>, $38; and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Ultimate Lipstick in Shame</a>, $24; at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Jay Manuel Beauty)</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>With precious ingredients such as diamond dust, crushed gemstones and micronized silk, this professional-grade collection is ultra luxurious&mdash;without the steep price tag. The entire collection ranges from $15 to $38 and launches today on HSN. Shop the full line, <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:42:59 -0700 http://www.stylebistro.com 9QRZksuntrn Learn How to Cook Like a Top Chef With Salted <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="_7JxHtn4IBM" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="_7JxHtn4IBM"><img src="" title="" alt="Chef Zoe Nathan, who teaches Salted's pastry baking videos.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">Chef Zoe Nathan, who teaches Salted's pastry baking videos.&nbsp; <div class="below attribution">(Source: Salted)</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>If your idea of dinner&nbsp;is popping frozen meals into the microwave or ordering takeout, it's about time you upgraded your cooking skills. Allow <a href="" target="_blank">Salted</a>, a subscription-based cooking video streaming site, to be your new kitchen secret. Whether you're starting with the basics or looking to experiment with more complicated recipes, Salted will get&nbsp;you going in the right direction with the guidance of 50 master chefs at the helm of the nation's most noteworthy restaurants.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="3AMQRw_ywMg" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="3AMQRw_ywMg"><img src="" title="Salted TV" alt="Chef Ori Menashe, who teaches the Mediterranean cooking videos." /></div> <div class="below">Chef Ori Menashe, who teaches the Mediterranean cooking videos. <div class="below attribution">(Source: Salted)</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>When you think of the way we save hundreds of recipes on Pinterest and never try them out or collect entire libraries of heavy cookbooks and never revisit them, learning visually seems like a much smarter option. Salted's&nbsp;original videos cover a range of topics, and are all beautifully produced so you feel like the chefs are in your own kitchen. You can search by chef, recipe and skills.</p> <p>We found searching under "skills" to be the most useful&mdash;you get a breakdown of the fundamentals such as "How To Perfectly Boil an Egg," "How To Use a Stand Mixer" and "How To Roast." You can also get more specific with diets by watching&nbsp;options including "Understanding Paleo Nutrition" and hone in on types of cuisine like Thai, Italian, Mexican and more.&nbsp;</p> <p>Salted also has several multi-video courses you can take on particular topics. One we tried out was "How To Cook Bootcamp," which covered foundational topics including steaming, knife skills, grilling, seasoning essentials, frying, saut&eacute;ing and making sauces. Some other fun courses we'd like to try include "Cooking for Date Night" and "The Ultimate Vegetarian Starter Course."&nbsp;</p> <p>If you're less of a visual learner, you can also read the instructions written out alongside lists of materials needed&nbsp;and cooking times. We guarantee you'll be sucked in for hours at a time browsing through the site's features&mdash;one thing to definitely check out are the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">chef interviews&nbsp;</a>under each of their profiles.</p> <p>Membership is only $10 a month which, considering all the resources at your fingertips, is a major steal! Sign up for Salted<a href="" target="_blank"> here</a>.</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:01:15 -0700 http://www.stylebistro.com HivjPvF1oSr Meet the Newest Cool-Girl Shoe Line <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="Pr9dVrFX3na" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Pr9dVrFX3na"><img src="" title="Dannijo shoes" alt="Meet the Newest Cool-Girl Shoe Line" /></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: Dannijo)</div> </div> </div> <p>Design duo and real-life sisters&nbsp;Danielle Snyder Morel and Jodie Snyder are expanding on their jewelry line, <a href="">Dannijo</a>, with a new collection&nbsp;of stylish heels and sandals that just launched on <a href=""></a>&nbsp;and <a href=""></a>.&nbsp;The line&nbsp;includes&nbsp;8 styles in various patterns and colors, retailing from $275 - $450.</p> <p>The sisters' signature edgy-boho&nbsp;vibe extends perfectly to their footwear, the design for which was inspired by their world travels. You'll see the same aesthetic&mdash;with desert hues, tough studs and reptile patterns&mdash;you love from their jewelry line. We're guessing these will sell out in no time.</p> <p>We especially love the&nbsp;<a href="">Emil Snakeskin Sandals</a>&nbsp;($395), the&nbsp;<a href="">Rina Crystal-Trimmed Denim Sandals</a>&nbsp;($425) and the&nbsp;<a href="">Rexi Embellished Booties</a>&nbsp;($495).</p> <p>Shop the whole collection, <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;and <a href="">here</a>.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="pZ611GNG7hg" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="pZ611GNG7hg"><img src="" title="Dannijo shoes" alt="Dannijo&nbsp;Emil Snakeskin Sandals, $395;&nbsp;Rina Crystal-Trimmed Denim Sandals, $425, both at" /></div> <div class="below"><strong>Dannijo</strong>&nbsp;<a href="">Emil Snakeskin Sandals</a>, $395;&nbsp;<a href="">Rina Crystal-Trimmed Denim Sandals</a>, $425, both at <div class="below attribution">(Source: Dannijo)</div> </div> </div> </div> <p></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:33:27 -0700 http://www.stylebistro.com HLkIAGbyBp3 Laura Bailey Gets Her Own Accessories Collection for L.K. Bennett <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="fellW4YTWOJ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="fellW4YTWOJ"><a href=""> <img src="" title="Laura Bailey for L.K. Bennett" alt="Laura Bailey Gets Her Own Accessories Collection for L.K. Bennett" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">Source: L.K. Bennett</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/lookbook/Laura+Bailey">Laura Bailey</a> is living the dream. The stylish <em>British Vogue</em> editor and model also gets to moonlight as a fashion designer. From&nbsp;<a href="">Radley</a>&nbsp;handbags back in 2012 to the more recent&nbsp;<a href="">jewelry line she co-founded</a>, she now lends her aesthetic to <a href="">L.K. Bennett</a>&mdash;a go-to for style icons&nbsp;such as&nbsp;<a href="/lookbook/Kate+Middleton">Kate Middleton</a> and <a href="/lookbook/Mindy+Kaling">Mindy Kaling</a>.&nbsp;Yesterday, Bailey unveiled her coastal-inspired collection of accessories for the London-based brand, and we're smitten with her summer-approved staples.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="_97HTM_Q-9t" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="_97HTM_Q-9t"><img src="" title="L.K. Bennett Laura Bailey Collection products" alt="L.K. Bennett Laura Bailey Collection&nbsp;Anna Flat Patent and Canvas Sandal in Multi/Navy, $325;&nbsp;Claudia Canvas Block Heel in Multi/Navy, $425;&nbsp;Bella Canvas Buckle Clutch Bag in Multi/Yellow, $395, at L.K. Bennett&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below"><strong>L.K. Bennett Laura Bailey Collection</strong>&nbsp;<a href="">Anna Flat Patent and Canvas Sandal in Multi/Navy</a>, $325;&nbsp;<a href="">Claudia Canvas Block Heel in Multi/Navy</a>, $425;&nbsp;<a href="">Bella Canvas Buckle Clutch Bag in Multi/Yellow</a>, $395, at <a href="">L.K. Bennett</a>&nbsp; <div class="below attribution">(Source: L.K. Bennett)</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Inspired by her trips to the Amalfi Coast, Bailey splashes chevrons on five footwear styles with various&nbsp;heel heights ($325&ndash;$425), including chunky <a href="" target="_blank">'70s platforms</a>&nbsp;($425), <a href="" target="_blank">classic pumps</a>&nbsp;($375) and comfy yet <a href="" target="_blank">punchy flats</a>&nbsp;($325),&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.6em;">as well as two <a href="" target="_blank">clutches</a>&nbsp;($395) in bold primary hues.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Stock up on her chic summer staples <a href="">here</a>.</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:28:11 -0700 http://www.stylebistro.com fqDvQTVFDzN Bryce Dallas Howard Reveals Her Defining Wardrobe Item <p>How would you sum up your life in 60 seconds? If that's a bit too daunting, consider your wardrobe: Could you sum up your style in a 60-second video? <a href="/lookbook/Bryce+Dallas+Howard">Bryce Dallas Howard</a> recently tackled both by creating a movie trailer for Canon's <a href="">Project Imagination</a>, a contest inviting&nbsp;aspiring filmmakers to submit their own for the chance at a short film. Spotlighting some surprising stylish items, the actress, writer and director gave us the scoop on the&nbsp;role fashion has played in her career&mdash;plus why fancy footwear takes center stage in her real-life story.</p> <div class="widget right pull-quote-big-icon designerTitle w50 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="GXFRLUO6UWZ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/pull_quote_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="pull_quote_widget"> <p class="text primary">I&rsquo;ve always felt very sentimental about shoes&mdash;ever since I was a little girl."</p> <p class="author primary">&ndash;Bryce Dallas Howard</p> </div> <p><strong>What inspired you to spotlight shoes&nbsp;in your trailer?</strong> "This format gives you so much freedom. With a full-length feature film, you need a significant storyline with a beginning, middle and end [as well as] complex character development, multiple adventures and then you have to make it all hang together in a 90 to 120-minute film&mdash;it's incredibly challenging. With this project, you only have 60 seconds to fill up, so it gives you the license to get creative. For a short trailer, you don't necessarily have to know how the characters ended up together, how this character got on the roof of that building or if something like this would really happen in such-and-such period. Because of that freedom, I wanted to try something I never would be able to do with a feature film. I knew I wanted to tell a love story inspired by my own family's love stories. I&rsquo;ve always felt very sentimental about shoes&mdash;ever since I was a little girl. I will typically repair my shoes several times, get them re-soled and cleaned.&nbsp;I never want to let go of [them].&nbsp;The wear and tear that I see with my shoes and the kinds of shoes I wear during different periods in my life in retrospect directly represent my own journey&mdash;perhaps more than anything else.&nbsp;I wanted to tell a love story that showed the passage of time and when I was day-dreaming about how I could do that, I happened to glance down at my own feet, where I was wearing a particularly worn pair of shoes I&rsquo;ve had for over a decade and thought, &lsquo;ah ha!&rsquo;"</p> <p><strong>Do you have any additional items in your own wardrobe that are just as meaningful to your life story?</strong> "Well that's easy: my grandmother&rsquo;s pearl necklace&mdash;with her high school ring and a ring my dad gave my mom when they were 21 as the pendant. It's my ultimate good luck charm. I bring it everywhere with me."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="NVB9QFDF8fp" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="NVB9QFDF8fp"><img src="" title="Bryce Dallas Howard as Fisher Willow in The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond" alt="Bryce Dallas Howard&nbsp;as Fisher Willow in The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (Source: Constellation Entertainment)" /></div> <div class="below"><a href="/Bryce+Dallas+Howard/lookbooks">Bryce Dallas Howard</a>&nbsp;as Fisher Willow in <em>The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond</em> (<em>Source: Constellation Entertainment</em>)</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget left pull-quote-big-icon designerTitle w40 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="lqLUj_qAqzl" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/pull_quote_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="pull_quote_widget"> <p class="text primary">I probably relate to my character in 'The Help' the absolute least, but I must say that she had great clothes."</p> <p class="author primary">&ndash;Bryce Dallas Howard</p> </div> <p><strong>Which of the characters that you&rsquo;ve portrayed throughout your career do you relate to the most? How about in terms of style?</strong> "I played a character named Fisher Willow in a Tennessee Williams film [<em>The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond</em>] that took place in the 1920s. She's bombastic and sticks out, but she&rsquo;s also sensitive and self-aware. She's deeply flawed but brave and unapologetic. Her costumes reflected that as well. And the clothes from the time period were beautiful with so many ornate details. In fashion, the '20s&nbsp;represented a time of independence and freedom of expression for women. I probably relate to my character in <em>The Help</em> the absolute least, but I must say that she had great clothes&mdash;lots of florals and color-coordinating. Women in the 1960s had shape, and the clothes of that time accentuated that femininity so I felt great in all of my costumes. Any period film is a blast, costume-wise. In <em>Jurassic World</em>, I got the chance to wear beautiful delicate rose-gold jewelry by <a href="">Jennifer Meyer</a>. I love wearing her jewelry in my own life as well because without being fussy, her pieces look and feel so elegant, understated and personal. I have a Jennifer Meyer&nbsp;nameplate that was given to me as a gift with my husband&rsquo;s name on one side and my children&rsquo;s names on the other. I wear it everyday and people always ask me about it, and then I get to talk about my favorite subject: my family. In my next movie, <em>Pete's Dragon</em>, I play a park ranger in the early 1980s and I get to wear pretty much the sickest hat ever made. It has this really detailed, handmade, embossed-leather band. I absolutely am obsessed with it. I'm secretly hoping park ranger hats come back into style so I can wear it at the premiere&mdash;there's an easy way to get on the worst-dressed list!"</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="6syYfq7FU0i" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="6syYfq7FU0i"><img src="" title='Bryce Dallas Howard Photos: Canon "Let It Snow" Globe' alt="Bryce Dallas Howard Reveals Her Defining Wardrobe Item" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Source: Mark Davis/Getty Images North America</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>How has your sense of style evolved throughout your career?</strong> "The older I get, the more comfortable I am wearing pajamas whenever I want. Seriously, my advice to any woman, especially a young mother, is find a great set of pajamas and never let them go. It's about as essential as finding the right pair of sunglasses.&nbsp;My personal favorite is <a href="">BedHead</a>.&nbsp;They recently did a <a href="">collaboration with Liberty</a>&nbsp;that is gorgeous, and I love the cotton-stretch for comfort. <a href="" target="_blank">J.Crew</a>&nbsp;has very comfortable and classic flannel pajamas.</p> <div class="widget right pull-quote-big-icon designerTitle w50 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="OMRAJy4_p4c" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/pull_quote_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="pull_quote_widget"> <p class="text primary">I&rsquo;ve never felt comfortable looking like the &lsquo;actress&rsquo; in the room."</p> <p class="author primary">&ndash;Bryce Dallas Howard</p> </div> <p>When I'm out of the house, I typically wear <a href="">J.Crew</a>&nbsp;or <a href="">Banana Republic</a>&nbsp;jeans; a T-shirt and cardigan or blazer from <a href="">J.Crew</a>; and <a href="">TOMS</a>&nbsp;or a pair of old, beat-up pale blue <a href="/designer/Chanel">Chanel</a> flats I adore&mdash;I bought them eight years ago and have had them re-soled three times.&nbsp; I try to avoid wearing too much black so I have a ton of navy in my closet. And I love wearing color, but I very rarely will go for a print during the day. I keep it basic on a day-to-day basis. When it comes to going out at night for dinner, my go-to is often <a href="/designer/Kate+Spade">Kate Spade</a>. What I find so stylish about [her] clothes is that the cut is always classic, flattering and pretty while the colors and prints have a touch of unexpected flair. There is an inherent ladylike playfulness with <a href="/designer/Kate+Spade">Kate Spade</a> that makes wearing her clothes an occasion unto themselves.</p> <p>When it comes to the red carpet, I also try to keep it pretty easy.&nbsp;I&rsquo;ve never felt comfortable looking like the &lsquo;actress&rsquo; in the room.&nbsp;I like looks on the red carpet to have an understated quality, something effortless and timeless.&nbsp;Posing on a red carpet already feels so inherently awkward, so I gravitate towards clothing that makes me feel grounded, comfortable and like myself."</p> <p><strong>What is the key to a good movie trailer?</strong> "Beautiful imagery, mind-blowing music, a stellar concept [and] characters we fall in love with. If you have those things, you'll have a great trailer. Obviously, this is easier said than done, but I really don't think there's any kind of magic key&mdash;and my dad could certainly tell you that. He's made numerous films, and each one is a new kind of challenge. Like anything else, it takes hard work and a willingness to learn. If you want to make a trailer&mdash;and you absolutely should&mdash;workshop your idea with friends, show them your rough cut, get their feedback and then work to improve it. The art of filmmaking isn't as much about talent as it is about dedication."</p> <p><em>Calling all aspiring filmmakers: For the chance to have your trailer turned into short film&mdash;starring </em>The Hunger Games<em>' Josh Hutcherson!&mdash;submit&nbsp;<a href="">here</a>.&nbsp;For inspiration, watch Howard's example, inspired by her grandparents' love story (and be sure to have tissues handy):&nbsp;</em></p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/video_widget/XMRNMdLjoIc" data-style="width:800px;height:557px;float:none;" style="width: 800px; height: 557px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="XMRNMdLjoIc" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/video_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="video_widget"></div> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:27:44 -0700 http://www.stylebistro.com 948wUTCu_5n Steal Her Look: Kate Davidson Hudson <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="5c1T12q41Nx" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="5c1T12q41Nx"><img src="" title="Katie Davidson Hudson" alt="Steal Her Look: Katie Davidson Hudson" /></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source:</div> </div> </div> <p>As frigid temps&nbsp;turn to transitional weather, it can be tough to know what to wear on days that may start chilly and end balmy. To combat tricky spring weather, we present this look worn by fashion editor&nbsp;<a href="/Street+Style+Spotlight+Kate+Davidson+Hudson" target="_blank">Kate Davidson Hudson.</a>&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="KjG858h3t_5" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="KjG858h3t_5"><img src="" title="Katie Davidson Hudson" alt="Steal Her Look: Katie Davidson Hudson" /></div> <div class="below attribution">(Source: ImaxTree)</div> </div> </div> <p>Hudson's medium-weight trench and light gray suede boots offer some warmth while her striped dress is decidedly spring-appropriate. The ensemble&nbsp;perfectly sums up what transitional dressing should look like.&nbsp;</p> <p>To help you re-create it, we've gathered all the pieces you'll need from budget buys to investment items. Shop below!</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Steal:<br /><br /></strong></span><strong></strong></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="KBbjWsdO74k" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="KBbjWsdO74k"><img src="" title="Steal" alt="Zara&nbsp;Striped Crop Top&nbsp;With Side Slits, $70, at Zara; Zara&nbsp;Striped Sarong Skirt, $80, at Zara; Uniqlo&nbsp;Womens' Soutien Collar Coat, $90, at Uniqlo; Aldo Bannari Tall Boot, $200, at&nbsp;Aldo; Boohoo&nbsp;Fran Faux Pony Clutch, $26, at&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below"><strong>Zara</strong>&nbsp;Striped Crop Top&nbsp;With Side Slits, $70, at <a href="" target="_blank">Zara</a>; <strong>Zara&nbsp;</strong>Striped Sarong Skirt, $80, at <a href="">Zara</a>; <strong>Uniqlo</strong>&nbsp;Womens' Soutien Collar Coat, $90, at <a href="">Uniqlo</a>; <strong>Aldo</strong> Bannari Tall Boot, $200, at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Aldo</a>; <strong>Boohoo</strong>&nbsp;Fran Faux Pony Clutch, $26, at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a> <div class="below attribution">(Source:</div> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Splurge:<br /><br /></strong></span></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Uw9CPwspmx8" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Uw9CPwspmx8"><img src="" title="splurge" alt="Altuzarra&nbsp;Jessica Blanket-Striped Dress, $1,169, at; Michael Kors&nbsp;Wool-Gabardine Trench Coat, $3,295, at; Gianvito Rossi&nbsp;Suede Cuissard Boots, $2,195, at&nbsp;Barney's;&nbsp;D2 Babe Wire Clutch, $725, at&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below"><strong>Altuzarra</strong>&nbsp;Jessica Blanket-Striped Dress, $1,169, at <a href=""></a>; <strong>Michael Kors</strong>&nbsp;Wool-Gabardine Trench Coat, $3,295, at <a href=""></a>; <strong>Gianvito Rossi&nbsp;</strong>Suede Cuissard Boots, $2,195, at&nbsp;<a href="">Barney's</a>;&nbsp;<strong>D2</strong> Babe Wire Clutch, $725, at&nbsp;<a href=";utm_source=polyvore&amp;utm_medium=affiliazione&amp;utm_campaign=polyvore-usclutches" target="_blank"></a> <div class="below attribution">(Source:</div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:07:11 -0700 http://www.stylebistro.com ZhR-LzDtMMH