I was absolutely honored when Teen Vogue invited me to give a lecture for their annual Fashion U Seminar Series! The line up of participants was serious this year: Oscar PR Girl, Man Repeller, and the founders of Who, What, Wear, just to name a few. Being listed amongst these powerful women in the industry was both exciting and nerve racking-I knew I had to bring my A-Game.
March certainly came in like a lion: just when we were ready to retire the flannels and puffer jackets, a surprise snowstorm hit! With the cold front seemingly endless, it’s easy to neglect the gym, eat copious amounts and shut yourself in your bed with Netflix.
Yes it's STILL winter and while I seek refuge in sunny California, the cold weather in NYC is looming. Layering up in comfy knitwear and sipping on herbal teas can only do so much to shake off the scratchy throat and nagging cough that inevitably comes knocking this time of year.
My #WCW this week is my fellow fit girl, Karlie Kloss. This supermodel, who struts in every major show from Oscar de la Renta to Balmain, always makes time for healthy living. As evident on her instagram, she routinely kicks butt in the gym, packs protein into her diet and snacks smart (with Karlie’s Kookies of course!), defying the heroin chic lifestyle that was once popular in her industry.
It’s easy to get lost in #NYFW, whether it’s with your look or with your daily wellness routine. Everyone flocks to New York with their game face on, which means that you have to be ready to mirror their enthusiasm to keep up-both in your outfit AND attitude. This season I opted for bright colors, fun accessories and bold beauty looks.
Another holiday -- even if it's a Hallmark one -- means another manicure sesh with Mei. This Valentine's Day I decided to get festive, but my way. I skipped the bubble gum pink and went straight for high gloss black nails for some drama. But Valentine's Day isn't Valentine's Day without the love, so we added some hearts -- in the guise of flowers inspired by my friends design (so cute!).
I've talked about my love affair with matcha tea before, but things are getting real because I found a matcha tea cookie recipe that's seriously delicious. You need to get familiar with this recipe and its main ingredient -- matcha. Matcha is awesome because unlike traditional green tea, you ingest the entire leaf, which amplifies the health benefits
Let's be real-- after a long day at work, the last thing we want to do is cook a crazy complicated meal. That's why we recommend to prep meals on Sundays that can be quickly thrown together each night. One of our go-tos is this sea bass and cauliflower rice combo.
Kelp salads are a super easy weekday dinner. All you have to do to prepare the kelp noodles is rinse them under cold water for a few minutes. What’s even better is that they are only 6 calories/serving, 0 calories from fat.