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Karlie Kloss’s Secret to Staying Fit

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You would think that having a job that requires posing in skimpy outfits and lingerie would be motivation enough to stick with a strict exercise regimen, but even a supermodel like Karlie Kloss needs a nudge sometimes. To keep herself on track, Kloss relies on a workout mantra: “’A body in motion stays in motion.’ I have a lot of body, so I like to keep it moving,” said Kloss. Whether that means putting the pedal to the metal at SoulCycle or hitting the barre to lengthen and strengthen, the former ballerina says that switching up your routine is key to keeping your muscles guessing. Having a chic fitness wardrobe doesn’t hurt, either. After teaming up with Nike for Fall 2014, Kloss has plenty of options—including the brand’s new Pro Rival Bra ($65, seen here, available July 14). And if it wasn’t enough that the woman makes spandex look runway-worthy, she’s also a morning person—she hits the gym while most of us are still in bed. To discover more of her secrets, watch the exclusive video below:

Photo and video: Courtesy of Nike

Hair How-To: Diane Kruger’s Braid-Within-a-Braid

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diane-kruger-braidDiane Kruger showed some major braid game on the red carpet in West Hollywood last night for the premiere of FX’s The Bridge. To achieve the striking style, hair pro Kylee Heath began by prepping strands with Leonor Greyl Spray Structure Naturelle and rough drying in all directions. After making a series of parts, leaving a “triangle” of hair exposed, Heath crafted an “inside-out French braid” and secured it at the nape of the neck using a clear elastic.

With the remaining sections, Heath created a bit of volume at the roots and fashioned a loose French braid on top, leaving the inverted plait peeking out. While you’ll likely need to enlist a friend to pull this one off, Kruger’s innie-and-outtie combo is guaranteed to cause a few double takes.

Photo: Getty

In Bed With Rita Ora: The Star Shares Her After-Hours Beauty Routine and the Prince She Parties With in Her Dreams

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In this feature on Beauty Counter, we ask a revolving cast of celebrities and industry insiders to spill their best bedtime stories and nightstand essentials.

What products do you take on tour to guarantee a good night’s sleep?

I always travel with these four things: a lavender pillow—it’s really good. It’s silk-covered and it’s got lavender leaves in it. It makes me go to sleep. A candle, a blanket, and a rose oil to keep my skin moisturized.

What is your go-to rose oil?

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery [Concentrate].

What about a favorite candle?

I’m not that picky. I mean, Jo Malone is always great, or Diptyque.

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Do you sleep on a certain side of the bed?

Yeah, I’m always on the right. I’m always anywhere close to the door. It’s just so I can get out quick if something happens.

What kind of sheets do you curl up in?

Oh, gosh. Growing up I didn’t even think I had an option—I just got what I was given. I guess just really nice cotton. Ralph Lauren sheets are always nice. I don’t like anything stiff.

What do you wear to bed?

Chanel No. 5. No, I’m joking! Honestly, though, nothing. I don’t really like wearing clothes in bed.

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Is a sleep mask the one exception to the naked rule?

Sometimes. If I’m in a hotel and the curtains aren’t too strong. I like [the room to be] really black and dark. And my [sleep masks] have lavender in them.

Is there a certain hotel that you sleep better in than others?

The [Mercer Hotel] is good because they have electric blinds that go zzzzzz and it blacks everything out.

Fancy.

Yeah. You don’t even have a curtain. It’s like the shield in I Am Legend.

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What’s the best the party you’ve ever been to?

I was at a person’s country house…I’m not going to say the name because, you know, it’s private. But literally, when you’re in the middle of the countryside in a field, there are no noise complaints, no one can hear you, and you can stay up until whatever time. It was a ball. We had a massive party in a barn. It was incredible. And we slept in a tepee.

How was sleeping in a tepee?

So good. It was the best night of my life.

What is the craziest dream you’ve ever had?

Oh, my God. So I had this dream the other night. Basically, Kate [Middleton], the baby, and the royal family went on holiday, and for some reason I was best friends with Prince William. He came to pick me up—and I’ve never met Prince William—in his matte, black Porsche. No, it was an Audi two-door, actually. And he said, “The family’s out. I’ve only got one night to party. Let’s go.” I was like, “Cool! Let’s go!” And then I struggled to get in the car because it was so low, and then I got into the car and I was like, “William, why is your car so low? I can’t even, like, get down!” And he was like, “Just get in. Let’s go. Close the door.” So we got in the car and we ended up at my friend’s house and everybody looked at me like, “Why did you just walk in here with Prince William?” And I’m like, “Yooooo, Prince! The kid’s out! Yes!” It was so weird, and then I woke up. It wasn’t even like I fancied him or anything. But, you know, everybody wants a prince as a friend.

Photo: Courtesy of BFAnyc.com; Getty

A Former Nasty Gal Shares Her Beauty Must-Haves and L.A. Hot Spots

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Thanks in great part to the runaway success of Sophia Amoruso’s hashtag-worthy tome of inspirational workplace wisdom, Nasty Gal is having quite the banner year. And its camera-ready founder happens to be as savvy about spotting talent as she is about spotting trends. Case in point: Stacey Nishimoto. A onetime freelance makeup artist for Chanel, Nishimoto met and became fast friends (and mutual style muses) with a pre-NG Amoruso in her San Francisco hometown. And when Amoruso birthed the idea for a small, little Web shop called Nasty Gal, it was Nishimoto whom she tapped to style the photo shoots, a gig that would grow into a full-time position as the burgeoning brand’s stylist and makeup artist. She is unequivocal about crediting the site for schooling her in all things business and fashion-related. Nishimoto recently graduated from Nasty Gal to pursue a freelance career as a creative director. Here, the perennially stylish L.A.-based talent shares some of her own beauty go-tos.

THE ANDROGYNOUS FRAGRANCE WONDER: Chanel Sycomore

“This fragrance is dark but not heavy. It is a sophisticated smoky vetiver with a fresh top note. It’s beyond gender, to me.”

See chanel.com

THE ESSENTIAL MAKEUP ELEMENT: Givenchy Mister Light Instant Corrective Pen

“A truly beautiful formula, it is the best eye brightening pen on the market because it can be layered and still look very natural, while imparting a soft, magical radiance that dances around your eye all day long.”

Available at sephora.com

THE LASH TRANSFORMER: YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils in Fascinating Violet

“Only the French know how to make a true violet mascara. Lashes drenched in this hothouse orchid color make the whites of your eyes an optic white, and your eye color will begin to sparkle.”

Available at yslbeautyus.com

THE SWEET SPOT:
Bottega Louie patisserie and café

“The best espresso and Nutella beignets. The beignets are light as air and anchored with a dot of chocolate in the center. You step into this white marble cathedral, located in downtown L.A., and you feel like you could be on a fancy cosmetics floor at Bergdorf’s. Heaven.”

700 South Grand Avenue, L.A.; bottegalouie.com

THE VINTAGE TREASURE TROVE: Scout

“Owner Joey Grana is a magical creature with truly the most refined taste level in all of L.A. You’ll find everything from an eighties I. Magnin dress to a Comme des Garçons slipdress—a real forward-thinking cultivation of vintage.”

8021 Melrose Avenue, L.A.; scoutla.net

THE SPA STOP: Wi Spa

“It’s in Koreatown, and for people in the know in the City of Angels, it’s the only place to go.”

2700 Wilshire Boulevard, L.A.; wispausa.com

THE MASTERFUL CUTTER: Daniel Karvasales of David James salon

“Karvasales is the one hairdresser who washes every client’s head to get a good feel of their frontal, parietal, and occipital bones. He’ll also be in search of your whirls and cowlicks so you’ll end up with the most flattering cut you’ll ever experience in your lifetime. Your bone structure and hair texture will be glorified to the utmost degree.”

600 Fillmore Street, San Francisco; (415) 655-3973

Red, White, and Blue Beauty (Minus the Nail Art)

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I want to make the “lip selfie” a thing. Blame it on my constant craving to experiment with the ever-expanding spectrum of lipsticks on the market. On the day I snapped this photo, my hair was particularly white (and not its usual plavender). When paired with Jin Soon’s Cool Blue nail lacquer and Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Fascinante, I wound up with a look I’ve dubbed “unintentional patriotism.” If your hair happens to be platinum, this lipstick-mani combo is an easy beauty boost that channels the 4th of July spirit (without resorting to tacky nail art—#sorrynotsorry). For an added dose of Americana, don some denim, fringe, or—the obvious—stars and stripes.