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I am a total breakfast failure: I either skip it or carbo load. Can you offer up some guidance for how I can start my day on a better track?
You want to start the day with protein, good fats, and some high-quality carbs. I think a breakfast smoothie is the perfect rhythm-restoring, nutritious, delicious, and efficient way. My patients are always telling me how they go to bed at night dreaming of their morning smoothie. Smoothies are easy on the digestive system, so the body doesn’t need to work to break down the food and nutrients. Digestion takes up a lot of energy, so by partially resting it, you can save on energy that can be used elsewhere. And though it seems unusual, avocados are a great smoothie ingredient. They add a wonderful creamy texture, plus healthy fats and magnesium, and they have less sugar than bananas. I’m also a big fan of my new Recharge . It’s a blend of whey protein and nutrient-dense greens designed to boost energy and revitalize your system any time you are feeling exhausted or depleted. The whey protein comes from grass-fed cows for optimal purity, and helps build lean muscle mass and speed muscle recovery, which also makes it great post-workout. And it’s infused with organic, nutrient-rich greens for a healthy dose of veggies in every shake.
Dr. Lipman’s Favorite Smoothie Recipe
Greena-Colada Avocado Smoothie
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup coconut water (or if you can’t find it, use almond milk or plain water)
1 packet Recharge
1/2 to 1 tbsp coconut oil
4 ice cubes
A native of South Africa, New York-based Dr. Frank Lipman is a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. The founder of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center, Dr. Lipman has two wellness-minded books under his belt—not to mention countless high-profile acolytes: Donna Karan, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Maggie Gyllenhaal all keep him on speed dial. His latest venture—Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman, a collection of supplements and nutritional cleansing products—is out this month.
Nude nails made a comeback at the Fall shows and continued to dominate more outlandish, allout nail art experiments for Spring—with a few notable exceptions, that is. Missoni and McQueen got minxed and Sophy Robson etched individual hieroglyphics onto tips backstage at Topshop Unique, while Jin Soon christened the “slim silhouette” backstage at Prabal Gurung. But as the battle between neutral and next-level manicures raged on, we noticed another trend rearing its pretty polished head: matching lips and tips. Before Mary Quant started picking nail lacquers according to clothes rather than lipsticks in the 1960s (the British designer revolutionized more than just hem lines), it was all about corresponding pout and polish colors. Both Jason Wu and Donna Karan reprised the tradition with classic crimsons and deep burgundies at their shows in September—and makeup artist Maud Laceppe and manicurist Michina Koide have modernized it in the new issue of Numéro with an electric blue mouth and fingers lacquered in the same powdery shade. We’ve personally moved on from the-crazier-the-better varnishing acts, but we’re always plenty happy to give credit to creativity where credit is due. Would you do blue?
We first saw them last season at Chloé, where Charlotte Tilbury was crafting the “chicer side of hippie”: freckles—lots of them, stenciled across the bridge of the nose and onto cheeks, “just where the sun would hit you,” the makeup artist explained. It was a quirky touch that worked with the rocker chick, music festival vibe she was going for at the time, and one that continues to have legs for Spring. Tilbury has turned sun spots into a season-spanning affair, etching them onto clean complexions at Donna Karan in New York and Nicole Farhi in London with MAC Lip Pencil in Hodge Podge—and she’s not the only one making beauty marks. Val Garland reached for MAC Lip Pencils in Cork and Burgundy and its Eye Pencil in Coffee backstage at Jeremy Scott for her “Daisy Duke goes to Paradise City” homage, Lucia Pica chose its Eye Brows in Lingering backstage at Roksanda Ilincic, and just yesterday, Pat McGrath followed suit at D&G. It’s an interesting move, considering the skincare establishment’s emphasis on SPF products to prevent freckles from ever rearing their cute little heads. But since we happen to have a permanent faceful of them, we’re not complaining. What do you think of the technique: better left on the runway or totally worth trying come spring?
Since the nail art craze commenced two seasons ago, the old-school mandate of matching lips and tips pretty much went out the window (while a leopard-print pout is not unattainable, it is inadvisable). But there seems to be a backlash against all that for Spring, as corresponding lacquers and lipsticks are making a bit of a splash. “It’s quite eighties,” Charlotte Tilbury said of the practice backstage at Donna Karan, as she painted a dark burgundy-almost-chocolate pigment onto models’ mouths using MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Bittersweet—a near perfect match to Deborah Lippmann’s rich sanguine Just Walk Away Renee polish. It was a “sexy, strong” homage to Yasmin Le Bon, Tilbury said while pressing lips with a translucent powder to remove any semblance of shine (“I’m into matte now,” the flame-haired face painter declared of her lip finish of choice). For a nice dose of juxtaposition, cheekbones and lids were given a glossy sheen and Tilbury drew on a “splattering of freckles” across the nose bridge using MAC Lip Pencil in Hodgepodge.
The fierce makeup look worked with Karan’s collection, which featured tribal prints and body-con shapes; ditto Eugene Souleiman’s “sharp, sleek” ponytails, which were heavy on Wella’s silicone-based Shimmer Delight Shine Spray. “I know [Donna] and I know what she wants,” the Wella global creative director said as he sheared off the ends of long extensions with an electric razor for a straight edge. This season, that was a hint of Africa and Souleiman delivered with a braided leather cuff that he cleverly affixed with strips of Velcro and closed around the base of his updos.
Where had we seen this before, we thought to ourselves when we happened upon Wella global creative director Eugene Souleiman’s voluminous donut-shaped chignons at Donna Karan? “I’ve seen this shape before,” Souleiman concurred, “but I’ve never seen it with this texture,” a matte finish he’d created by prepping strands with a mix of Wella’s Ocean Spritz and its Wet Perfect Setting blow-dry lotion. “It gives a severity while having a subtlety to it,” Soulemain continued of the high ponytails he curled with a two-inch barrel iron before rolling sections toward the base of the updo and pinning them in place. “Grace Kelly with a modern twist,” Charlotte Tilbury offered of the backstage beauty muse of the day. And then it clicked: The hair was a near identical match to the Princess of Monaco-inspired look at Oscar de la Renta’s Spring show. Tilbury’s makeup job, on the other hand, was decidedly different. While Kelly’s icy blonde screen star persona was modernized with green eye shadow last season, Tilbury did her updating with a “marshmallow Pepto pink” pout, courtesy of three different MAC lipsticks in Flesh Pot, See Sheer, and Up the Amp—a color that was reinforced on nails with two coats of Deborah Lippmann’s creamy Valentine’s Day-appropriate Shape of My Heart. Skin was treated to a “Hollywood glow” from a mix of MAC’s Face and Body Foundation and its Strobe Cream, which Tilbury added for a luminous finish before building in shimmering contours with its Cream Colour Base in Hush. As for the eyes, they were coated with a wash of MAC’s Cream Colour Base in Mid-Tone Sepia, a tarnished beige color, and topped off with a slick of MAC Pro Gloss Texture for added glisten. A touch of chocolaty brown mascara applied to the roots of lashes and brows that were taken down ever so slightly with concealer completed Karan’s new age debutantes.