8 posts tagged "Maggie Gyllenhaal"
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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.
Maggie Gyllenhaal has always championed the lip color/cheek stain combo, so it came as no surprise that the actress sported her signature rosy look to the Nanny McPhee Returns premiere in New York last night. What was a surprise, however, was the lipstick that makeup artist Molly Stern used to give Gyllenhaal a good helping of 1920′s glamour (the perfect complement to the actress’ newly bobbed wavy locks): That would be Saucy Plum, the latest shade from CoverGirl’s Outlast Lipstaincollection. Yes, dear readers; a product that costs a mere $8 provided the deep burgundy hue that appears before you due left. The addition of Chantecaille’s Aqua Blush in Daring was a little much for our taste, as we’re purists when it comes to a statement lip, but we’re definitely feeling that reddish/berry color—perhaps even more than Gyllenhaal’s usual reliance on pout pigment of the watermelon-pink variety. You too?
If you ask us, there are two kinds of blogs in the world. The essential—those would be of the fashion, gossip, and cooking varieties, natch—and the gratuitous, i.e., those devoted to personal vacation pictures, cat diaries, and hard news (just kidding). Hairstylist-to-the-stars Mark Townsend’s new online destination belongs to the former for two reasons: It’s beauty-centric, which makes it instrumental to our lives, and it provides the one thing that a lot of other, similar sites can’t: access. Townsend’s roster of clients reads like a paparazzo’s dream come true. He’s the one who gave Glee star Lea Michele her face-framing bangs, and he cut Ashley Olsen’s flaxen locks into the asymmetrical bob that she sported to last year’s CFDA Awards (which we promptly copied). Jessica Biel, meanwhile brought him to the MTV Movie Awards and to the Today show just this week alone. And the Revlon spokeswoman returned the favor last night, by showing up at the Smyth Hotel in Tribeca to toast the official launch of his digital endeavor, Mark T Beauty. “Online is the future,” Townsend told us. “I’m doing approachable beauty and making sure we’re talking to the absolute authorities.” Authorities like makeup artist Rachel Goodwin and stylist Estee Stanley, both of whom have worked on original editorial shoots that are now available for viewing on Townsend’s site. “We’re trying to create the fantasy, and then show how it can be featured in real life,” he noted, pointing out that hair and makeup how-tos and product recommendations are provided for every photo shoot he posts. It’s his blog that most interests us, though, as it’s filled with first-person accounts from the red-carpet front lines that provide the instant gratification of knowing right away exactly how Ms. Biel gets her bouncy blow-out. For those of you craving more behind-the-scenes footage, video vignettes start next month.
Now here’s a novel idea from Maggie Gyllenhaal on how to beat the heat in New York. The actress went with the elements at last night’s 2010 Fresh Air Fund Salute to American Heroes, curling her chin-length hair into a twenties-era bob shape—ringlets, of course, look better the denser the air gets. Her signature watermelon lip stain and rosy cheek also made it out to the party, offering up some inspiration for our weekend beauty plans (fingers crossed those forecasted thunderstorms hold off). Thoughts on the look?
We talked about her draped, asymmetrical Vionnet dress on Style File yesterday, but today we’d like to delve a little deeper in our quest to understand Maggie Gyllenhaal’s love of the watermelon lip, which she wore yet again at last night’s premiere of Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang in London. “Maggie loves a throwback Hollywood red lip, but isn’t afraid to modernize it by turning up the bright volume,” makeup artist Molly Stern, who frequently works with Gyllenhaal, told us. “She’s not afraid to be bold.” And how—have you seen Secretary? If you want to emanate your own bit of Maggie-style moxie, Stern recommends trying CoverGirl’s Outlast Lipstain in Plum Pout topped off with a sheer lip balm like La Mer’s for a matte-yet-moisturized finish. What do you think about the color?