Animal Kingdom

 

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While everyone has been binge-watching Netflix’s Tiger King,

the animals have been running wild for Spring!

 

LEFT COLUMN: THE UPSIDE SOPHIE TIGER PRINT SPORTS BRA $85; GUCCI NEON TIGER PRINT COTTON JERSEY SWEATSHIRT $1280; NILI LOTAN ZEBRA NOLAN PANT $328; CENTER COLUMN: R13 SPRING 2020 RUNWAY COLLECTION; CONVERSE CUSTOM CHUCK 70 $105; SAINT LAURENT ZEBRA SKATEBOARD GRIP $90; BURBERRY ANIMAL PRINT TECHNICAL NYLON HOODED PARKA $1281

 

Kassia Meador: Sound Surfer

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY SARAH LEE

Back in early October, I attended a press event for Kassia + Surf in NYC. The company and its namesake founder were introducing a new line of wetsuits made from recycled neoprene and salvaged tires, along with a collection of other eco-conscious surf apparel. Considered perhaps the best female longboarder ever, Kassia Meador’s graceful and effortless surfing style is legendary — cross stepping and tiptoeing up to the nose of the board, hanging out there in a crouch, or maybe topping it off with a twirl.

The press event was hosted at Mndfl, one of the new breed of meditation studios that have popped up over the last few years, and a featured part of the morning would be a sound bath meditation led by Kassia herself. If you have never experienced a sound bath, it is style of meditation that uses vibrational sound waves produced by chimes, gongs, drums, and crystal bowls as a relaxation technique. As you “bathe” in these tones, it facilitates a shift in your brainwaves to a state of deep relaxation and rest. For those who are new to meditation or have found it a challenge, a sound bath is a great place to start. Focusing on these vibrational tones can help tune out distractions to attain that deeply meditative state many of us find so elusive. Read More

 

Sporting Goods

 

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From designer sport gear to sport gear design,

the ultimate in sporting goods is very black and white.

(We hope you will ignore the extravagance and enjoy the gallery!)

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: POC ASPIRE CLARITY SUNGLASSES $220. With an updated design for 2020, the Aspire sunglasses deliver superior performance on the bike with big urban style. Developed by POC with Carl Zeiss, Clarity lenses intensify color and contrast, and are tuned specifically to different riding environments.

WILSON CUSTOM BLADE $259. The racquet of choice, from top pros to recreational players, the Wilson Blade is now customizable — along with a selection of other popular Wilson racquets — with the colors of your choice!

SAINT LAURENT X WILSON TENNIS BALLS $105. At that price, you’re not playing with tennis with them, but for the very fashionable tennis player who has it all, these Saint Laurent x Wilson tennis balls make the perfect accessory or gift. See the entire Saint Laurent Sport collection. Read More

 

Hooping It Up

 

SABRINA IONESCU

Last weekend was a big one in professional basketball. Though there were no live games, both the NBA and WNBA featured major stories. In the WNBA draft, “virtual” this year, the number one pick went to the New York Liberty who selected Sabrina Ionescu. Over on ESPN, The Last Dance, the much-anticipated documentary series on Michael Jordan and the 1990’s Chicago Bulls debuted.

Basketball fan or not, undoubtably the name Michael Jordan is familiar to you, but likely not that of Sabrina Ionescu. Here’s why it should and likely will be soon.

Star point guard at the University of Oregon, Sabrina Ionescu is the first player in NCAA Division I history – male or female – to record 2,000 career points, 1,000 career assists, and 1,000 career rebounds. She also finished her college career with a record 26 triple-doubles (that’s points, assists, and rebounds). Even more impressive is that she achieved this milestone just hours after delivering an unforgettable eulogy at Kobe Bryant’s memorial service in front of tens of thousands at the Staples Center (watch here).
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Sock It To Me!

 

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Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Gucci and more —

designers give the standard sweat sock their own playful twist! Plus the sporty favorites that are always in style!

 
LEFT COLUMN: MARC JACOBS THE SPORTS SOCK $35; SUPREME/HANES CREW SOCKS 4-PACK $20; POLO RALPH LAUREN POLO SPORT 2 TONE SOCK $19

CENTER COLUMN: BALENCIAGA LOGO TENNIS SOCKS $125; GUCCI POM POM SOCK $190; ADIDAS ORIGINALS 3-STRIPE CREW SOCK 3-PACK $19; ALEXANDER MCQUEEN STRIPE LOGO SOCKS $80

RIGHT COLUMN: Y-3 LOGO SOCKS $30; STELLA MCCARTNEY TOMORROW SOCKS $129; POLAR SKATE CO. HAPPY SAD SOCKS $9; OPENING CEREMONY AZTEC LOGO SOCK $25

Styling and Art Direction by Maggie Mann

 

3 Simple Immune Boosting Tips!

 

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One of people’s primary questions during this Coronavirus pandemic is, “What can I do to boost my immune system?” Wondering that ourselves, we turned to our resident health and nutrition expert, Sarah Wragge, for some answers. It turns out there are a number of simple things we can be doing right now in the comfort of home — and the first place to start is with our gut.

You hear the term “gut health” all the time. Over 75% of our immune system lives in our gastrointestinal tract. Lined with about 100 trillion live microorganisms – this complex ecosystem of both beneficial and harmful bacteria promotes healthy digestion, protects the body from infection, and regulates the immune system.

“If our gut microbiome is balanced and functioning well, then our immune system is ready for action”, says Sarah. “Make your gut the priority right now.” Here are 3 simple ways: Read More

 

Mini Home Gym

 

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Working out at home with gyms closed, you need to have some training gear. Many of us don’t have a lot of extra room — nor do we want to buy big or expensive pieces of equipment during this shelter-at-home period. Here are a few multi-functional, space-saving essentials to power up any home workout!

 

ROW 1: NO KA’OI TRIANGLE LOGO MAT $212. For yoga and other floor workouts, you need an exercise mat. We love these bright ones from No Ka’Oi that come in an array of vibrant colors. With the perfect cushioned base for yoga and other floor routines, this no-slip, textured mat rolls up for easy stashing and portability.

NIKE FREE METCON 3 $120. We could all use a little inspiration, and a new pair of shoes will get you pumped for that workout! The Nike Free Metcon 3 combines flexibility with stability for support and speed from weight lifting to agility drills.

ROW 2: TANGRAM SMARTROPE ROOKIE $39.95. New from Tangram comes the Rookie – designed to be lighter, easier to use, and even more fun. LED-embedded, it displays your workout data in mid-air, and has a freely adjustable rope length for both children and adults. The Rookie syncs to your smartphone to automatically record exercise data like jump counts, calories, duration, and goal achievement. Read More

 

Tie-Dye For!

 

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Perhaps nothing cheerier for Spring than a tie-dye trend!

Dreaming of festive days to come, shop this collection — or tie-dye something yourself! It’s a fun stay-at-home project the whole family can enjoy.

Check out these TIE-DYE KITS (they’re going fast!).

 

LEFT COLUMN: OFF-WHITE TIE-DYE DENIM JACKET $895. This vibrant pink and blue jean jacket by Virgil Abloh features a cropped cut and ombre pattern for added sophistication on a wardrobe staple.

ELECTRIC & ROSE DELMAR LEGGING now $124.97. Made for performance and style, these high-waisted, soft and stretchy leggings feature moisture-wicking, quick-dry technology. Light blue mesh side panels add cool and breathable ventilation.

VANS CLASSIC SLIP-ON AURA SHIFT $59.95. Always in style and always on trend, these Vans Classic Slip-Ons feature a subtle tie-dye “Aura Shift”.

PERCEPTION JOY RIDE 12′ KAYAK $759. Looking forward to days ahead on the water, this 12-foot recreational kayak features a padded seat, easy-access storage, and “Entertainment Center” dashboard to hold accessories – even a selfie slot for your smartphone! Read More

 

The SOS Circuit Workout!

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY CASEY STEFFENS

There are a plethora of digital workouts available to stream — more than ever before with gyms closed and everyone working out at home. If the choices feel overwhelming, here is our basic old-school workout anyone can do  — and it’s free! 

The SOS Circuit Workout was designed by Ngo Okafor, the owner and founder of Iconoclast Fitness in NYC, who has transformed the physiques of such celebrities as Brooke Shields, Iman, Mariska Hargitay, and Kate Walsh, among others. He’s also the ripped guy in these pictures. 

The workout is easy to follow with tried and true moves that hit every body part. The starting position is in the inset photo. Do 15 reps of each exercise and go for 3 rounds — or just do 1 round for an express total body workout! In between each round we’ve got cardio intervals from which to choose. Hand weights are required, but other appropriately weighted objects can be substituted like wine bottles, water jugs, or elastics. Get creative! Read More

 
 

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