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August 2 2014

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4 posts tagged "BluePrint Cleanse"

Beauty 411: Rebecca Minkoff

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Rebecca Minkoff

For California-bred, New York-based designer Rebecca Minkoff, it all really started with a bag. Specifically, a very cheekily named bag. Minkoff launched her eponymous line back in 2001, and though she quickly earned major buzz for a series of customized “I Love NY” tees, widespread success would come in 2005 with the Morning After bag. An immediate favorite among cool-girl fashion insiders, the now-iconic carryall essentially cemented Minkoff’s reputation as an accessories guru. After dipping her toe back into apparel in 2009, Minkoff now boasts a fully realized line with countless fans, many a celebrity among them. And they are likely all waiting with bated breath for New York fashion week to commence in a few days so they sneak a peek at her latest spring collection, which, according to Minkoff, pulls inspiration from a range of influential Latin American women—from Bianca Jagger and Frida Kahlo to Carolina Issa and Alice Dellal. “The result was American sportswear-inspired pieces with strong Latin American details, like bursts of color, saturated prints, rich textures, and intricate embroidery,” Minkoff shares. “I’m especially excited about the floral prints; they’re so vivid and fun!” Here, she takes a break from fashion-week prep to share some of her local beauty favorites.

THE MANE KEEPER: Vanessa at Butterfly Studio Salon

“Vanessa is my go-to. She recently convinced me to cut my hair, and I have to say, I’m so glad she did! She also achieved the perfect wave for my hair—no one else does it like her.”

149 Fifth Ave., 2nd floor, NYC, (212) 253-2100; www.butterflystudiosalon.com.

THE COMPLEXION GURU: Joanna Vargas

“I love going to Joanna for an oxygen facial. Once fashion week is over, getting a facial is one of the first things I do.”

501 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2011, NYC, (212) 949-2350; www.joannavargas.com.

THE NAIL PLAN

“I love getting gel nails because I hate when [regular polish] chips. My go-to shade lately has been white.”

THE BROW GROOMER: Christina at Butterfly Studio Salon

“Christina keeps my eyebrows thick and gives them a really great shape.”

149 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor, NYC, (212) 253-2100; www.butterflystudiosalon.com.

THE ONE-AND-ONLY SPA: Cornelia Spa

“I love its hot-stone and aromatherapy massages. The new space at The Surrey is so tranquil and chic.”

Cornelia Spa at The Surrey, 20 East 76th Street, NYC, (646) 358-3600; www.corneliaspaatthesurrey.com.

THE WORKOUT MASTER: Kelvin Gary at Body Space Fitness

“Kelvin is my personal trainer who I go to twice a week for one-on-one intense cardio and resistance sessions.”

Visit www.bodyspacefitness.com for more information.

THE REGULAR DETOX: BluePrint Cleanse

“I like to do a juice cleanse at least once every other month. Usually I mix it up with different cleanses, but BluePrint is one of my favorites.”

Visit www.blueprintcleanse.com for more information.

THE BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

“My favorites skincare products come from June Jacobs—I love that they’re all-natural and organic. For hair, I use Tresemmé and Living Proof because they have the greatest antifrizz products. And my most-used makeup items are Stila Lip Stain in Cherry Crush, Stila mascara, and Giorgio Armani foundation.”

THE SIGNATURE SCENT: IF by Apothia

“It’s a combination of masculine and feminine scents, and not everyone wears it, so it feels very unique. It has been my regular fragrance for more than a year now.”

Available at www.barneys.com.

Photo: Danielle Kosann/The New Potato

Rihanna Shows Up Bedazzled in Barbados; Detox With Three New Bottles From BluePrint Cleanse; and More

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rihanna instagramRihanna took to the streets of her native Barbados with sparkles on her face and a cropped curly cut in lieu of long, gray (or shall we say #Brrr) locks to celebrate the Crop Over festival. Naturally, she completed the look with wings worthy of a Victoria’s Secret Angel and a diamond-encrusted (and barely there) bikini. [Instagram]

While you used to have to wait for a cooler to arrive via courier or stop by select spas, starting August 15 you can pick up three new flavors (carrot lemon, kale apple lemon, and orange grapefruit lemon) of BluePrint Cleanse juices at Whole Foods. [Refinery29]

Getting inked isn’t new (just ask Cara Delevingne), but this roundup of photos dating back as far as 1920 sheds light on the ladies that started the tattoo trend. [Daily Mail]

Go ahead and indulge—the Huffington Post reveals five beauty benefits of dark chocolate. From giving skin a moisture boost to promoting healthier hair, we’re stocking up on the sweet stuff stat.

Photo: Instagram

Beauty Etiquetter: The Social Rules On Eating, Drinking, And Being Merry While On A Cleanse

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Beauty Etiquetter is a new column on Beauty Counter in which we address your beauty protocol predicaments with candid advice from industry experts and those in-the-know. To submit a question, e-mail celia _ellenberg@condenast.com.

The Quandary: I’m on a juice cleanse that’s pretty intense. How can I politely bow out of drinks or dinner without offending friends?

The Experts in Residence: Zoe Sakoutis and Erica Huss, co-founders of BluePrint Cleanse

The Advice: “It’s true that the mental commitment is a very important part of the cleanse process. While you will need to exercise self-restraint, you shouldn’t have to put your entire life on hold. If you’re going to a social gathering with drinks, try flat water with lemon or juice cocktails to fly under the radar. If your friends try to cajole you into doing a round with them, you can always say, ‘I would but I really want to see this cleanse through to the end so I’m skipping the hard stuff tonight.’ When plans involve dinner, it’s a bit more challenging. At a restaurant, try to order a cleanse-friendly meal, such as simple greens with lemon juice and steamed veggies, if two courses are necessary. If your friends have chosen a place where it’s not possible to order anything along those lines, it’s probably best—and let’s face it, more fun—to reschedule. You can always leave it at ‘Actually next week would be better if that’s all right with you guys.’ Of course, if you feel comfortable talking about your experience, go ahead and let them know the reason for your conflict and chances are your friends will understand and even want to know more details. The point is, you don’t need to be a hermit to be successful during this period. Most people mid-cleanse find that being around others who are eating or drinking doesn’t tempt them to fall off the wagon at all—in fact, some report intense feelings of motivation in these situations. So even if you have some awkward moments, stay strong and remember that your body will thank you when you’re done.”

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Detoxification Now, Sloth Later

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Too much. Those two words could accurately describe most people’s behavior for the majority of the past few months. Too much booze. Too much food. Too much time spent immobile on the sofa. But with a New Year comes new motivation to make up for all that overindulgence. Here, expert tips, ideas, product recommendations and spa destinations for detoxing in 2011—and getting your body ready for the rigor of the Fall shows. New York fashion week commences in T-minus 30 days.