Model, actress and entrepreneur Emily Ratajkowski attended a STRONG by Zumba high-intensity workout event at New York City hot-spot Terminal 5 today (Wednesday, March 4). The non-dance, high-intensity full body work-out class was taught by STRONG by Zumba Master Trainer and fitness phenomenon Michelle Lewin for over 125 people.
#SBZStrongerTogether, the two social media powerhouse personalities have nearly 40MM Instagram followers combined. Emily is wearing STRONG by Zumba’s latest apparel collection.
Ajay Holbrook, formally known as Ambreia Janee Holbrook, is a 21yro from Houston whom has been medically transitioning from female to male over the last 4 years.
Three years ago, he began bodybuilding. Since he’s recognized his newfound passion and love for this sport, he is dead bent on tackling one of the biggest titles,
“‘Mr. Olympia’ … this is especially a challenge because of who I am but I’m not letting anything stop me from reaching my goals. I insanely train and keep my body in top condition at all times. Recently, I packed up everything I owned to move to Los Angeles to pursue my careers in bodybuilding, dancing, modeling and music production. It has been one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make but also becoming one of the most rewarding.”
Dozens of challenges are constantly thrown Ajay’s way and he’s always having to overcome them. Many of which tie into his identity. “I don’t let them entertain me back… I’ve gone viral due to a Men’s Health and Generation Iron publication… And, [I] had so much support, but also a lot of backlash from the bodybuilding community in particular,” asserts Ajay.
Eager to prove naysayers wrong, Ajay has been eating healthy, training and is ready to tread on that stage very soon. “They may have thought they witnessed the last of me, but this is ONLY the beginning!!!”
Who: Cynthia Rowley, Bill Powers, Kit Keenan, Whitney Port, Ashley Tisdale, Rachel Feinstein, Sofia Wylie, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Timo Weiland, Madison Grace, Laura Marano, Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, Sophie Macks, Natalie Suarez, Anna Moon, Caroline Lowe and Addison Riecke
What: Designer Cynthia Rowley showcased the Spring 2019 collection with a collective of freestyle dance skaters.
Where: Cynthia Rowley Showroom, 16 Morton Street, New York City Why: To unveil the Cynthia Rowley Spring 2019 collection, the brand hosted an experiential show featuring a collective of freestyle dance skaters.
Collection Statement: We shot our lookbook against an out-of-this-world backdrop. There’s nothing more magical than a full moon…the glow of the moon against soft metallics, the weightlessness of a ruffled dress. If you asked me when I was kid what I wanted to be when I grew up, fashion was light years from my mind. I wanted to be an astronaut – the ultimate adventure.
I’ve always thought one theme, one inspiration was an antiquated idea. Why limit yourself? Fashion should have no boundaries and when you wear the clothes they should never hold you back from any experience. There’s been a lot of talk recently about the underrepresentation of women in fashion leadership roles. This is something that has always been important to me. These are cool, fearless women – strong, talented athletes following their passion…that’s real inspiration to me. Let’s roll
Central Park Dance Skate Association
Gotham Girls Roller Derby
About Cynthia Rowley:
Cynthia Rowley is a leading global lifestyle brand built on the philosophy that fashion should be an adventure.
No matter where you are headed this summer, whether it be a trip to the lake, camping for the weekend or a new travel destination, you’ll want to pack light for easy travel. Thanks to an inventive new way to wash your clothes, you can just pack the essentials because you can have clean clothes wherever you go!
Laundreez is a self-contained laundry system – no washer, no dryer needed! Just throw your clothes in the bag, add a few drops of detergents, let it sit, shake and drain. You rinse in the same bag, drain, squeeze and hang to dry.
Laundreez is also a great product for water conservation. Many international backpackers who travel to cities such as Cape Town in South Africa experience many water shortages. With Laundreez, you are not only saving money but also doing good for the environment at the same time.
When you aren’t using Laundreez to wash your laundry, the durable, waterproof bag makes an ideal place to carry a wet bathing suit or fill Laundreez with ice and use as a handy cooler. Laundreez also makes a great place to store your phone and wallet when you’re kayaking or at the pool.
More Reasons to Love Laundreez:
Wash and Go – Made with a strong, resilient PVC outer material and soft, yet durable inner mesh, Laundreez is the perfect laundry solution for traveling, when your washer breaks at home or when you don’t want to wash a big load
Great for Really Dirty and Delicate Items – With Laundreez, the soak cycle is as long as you want, so really dirty things can get a good pre-soak. You also control the amount of shaking, so it’s perfect for the most delicate of garments
Saves Money – Eliminates extra baggage fees or pricey hotel laundry services
Environmentally Conscious – Uses less water than traditional washers
Not Just for Laundry – Doubles as a cooler, waterproof storage for your phone and keys poolside, or bag for your wet bathing suit
A fully-fledged member of rap’s fashion royalty, Nicki Minaj, who has more than 90 million followers on Instagram, has returned following a hiatus of nearly four years to drop her fourth album, Queen. In this moment when the fashion industry discusses inclusivity, diversity, and equality, it was only fitting that the cover story was shot in New York, just a few days before the Met Gala, by an all female-team. Renowned photographer Emma Summerton was behind the lens, while the styling was done by Anna Katsanis and overseen by Vogue Arabia fashion director Katie Trotter. The hair and makeup looks were created by Kim Kimble and Sheika Daley respectively.
INTRODUCING THE WANT LES ESSENTIELS NYLON TECH COLLECTION : Designed to withstand life’s daily adventures, the WANT Les Essentiels Nylon Tech series is the infamous collection of durable and strong, yet super-soft to the touch nylon accessories. The collection, which features water & tear resistant nylon, is designed with the intent of safeguarding everyday essentials, no matter the climate. The fabric is crafted in Italy with the intention of delivering accessories that have maximum strength and durability while remaining lightweight and smooth to the touch.
Canteen Green, the new Spring/Summer 2018 colorway offering for the technical nylon collection launching with the Spring/Summer 2018 season, brings an update to an array of the brand’s signature staples. A standout is the Hartsfield Weekender Tote, a bag that excels with its clean design and simple shape, making the perfect travel companion. Streamlined design means plenty of room to pack all your essentials, while a highly ergonomic design promises extra comfort and ease. With Italian leather details, all-leather base and handles, this signature WANT Les Essentiels tote is an extra-durable travel solution with a subtle touch of luxury.
Along with the Hartsfield Weekender, the Nylon Tech Collection has expanded to incorporate the brand’s signature O’Hare tote, Kastrup backpack, Haneda briefcase, Kenyatta dopp kit, and Florio computer case. Styles are available in either Canteen Green and/or classic Black and range in price from $195.00 for the Kenyatta to $495.00 for the Kastrup. Pieces are available for purchase via www.WantLesEssentiels.com.
Fabletics is excited to announce the launch of a new Demi Lovato for Fabletics capsule collection – continuing to make all women feel strong, confident and stylish. This marks Lovato’s third collaboration with the brand, which features exclusive new looks and the debut of her first-ever lifestyle accessories, including seven footwear styles and two athletic bags
Inspired by her life on the road and active lifestyle, Demi’s new collection focuses on flattering silhouettes with futuristic elements, bold strapping details, textural meshes and metallic accents made with every woman in mind. Sleek new designs are featured in a versatile color palette of cascade teal, vintage rose, almond and rose gold as well as a new Mojave desert inspired print. The collection is comprised of an assortment of tops, sports bras, leggings, shorts, layering pieces, footwear and athletic bags that are offered as fully styled outfits or as separates. The collection ranges in size from XXS-3X and is designed with every shape, style and activity in mind.
Demi has evolved as a designer through working closely with the Fabletics design team for her third time, allowing her to become more knowledgeable of the different techniques, performance materials and elements to create fashionable yet functional activewear. “Demi’s leveraging her creative abilities, and has become more confident as a designer. In approaching this collection she channeled what she and her fans are looking for in active wear pieces which support her life as a confident woman,” said Felix del Toro, SVP, Chief Merchandise & Design Officer.
Of her new collection, Demi Lovato said, “I was so excited when Fabletics asked me to come back to design another capsule collection with them! I’ve learned so much from working with the Fabletics design team the past year and really wanted to take it to the next level with this collection now that I’m more confident with the process. I think that this collection reflects my personal style more than ever. It was also very important to me to incorporate all of the feedback I’ve received from my supportive fans. I made sure to include different elements and details into the collection that were not only important to me but to them as well.”
The new Demi Lovato for Fabletics collection continues to reinforce both of their shared commitment to empower and celebrate women of all shapes, sizes and abilities by making a healthy, active lifestyle accessible to everyone.
The Demi Lovato for Fabletics capsule collection will be sold across 10 countries, available on Fabletics.com, as well as at the Fabletics stores nationwide starting January 1st.
Fabletics is a global active-lifestyle brand designed with every woman in mind. Co-founded by Kate Hudson in 2013, the brand combines fitness and fashion to make women feel confident at—and beyond—the gym, by offering premium quality activewear at an incredibly accessible price point. Fabletics brings new monthly collections—in sizing ranging from XXS-3X—to a loyal community of over one million members across ten countries. See (and shop) the full selection of activewear, accessories, shoes and more at Fabletics.com and 24 retail locations.
Hilary Knight is leading the charge for equitable pay for U.S. women’s hockey. The fiery forward explains the importance of fighting battles for future generations.
Outside in Tampa it’s 98 degrees with nearly 100 percent humidity, but inside the Florida Hospital Center Ice hockey arena, it’s an alternate dimension. The air is crisp, with enough bite that tiny plumes of vapor appear with every exhale of breath. The entire rink reverberates as Hilary Knight slams puck after puck against the wall. You can tell she’s a pro.
At 28, Knight is arguably the best forward on the U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey team — a team that captures the hearts of the country every four years during the Winter Olympics. But beyond her determination to score goals and earn medals, Knight has become a powerful advocate for promoting gender equality and a strong female body image.
Earlier this year, Knight made waves across the sports world when she and her fellow teammates threatened to boycott the World Championships over inequitable pay. After a funding agreement was reached with USA Hockey and the boycott was lifted, Knight scored the winning goal in overtime against bitter rivals Canada in the World Championship finals. It was a huge victory for women’s hockey, but Knight says there’s still a lot of work to be done.
Barbra Streisand: On the Couch, Shares Deep Insight Into One Of America’s Most Beloved Icons
The widely popular On the Couch series by Alma Bond, Ph.D. has given us an opportunity to discover the lives of Marilyn Monroe, Hillary Clinton, and Jackie O through the eyes of renowned New York psychoanalyst, Dr. Darcy Dale. The fictionalized biographies provided a unique and revealing perspective of their lives.
Now, readers are invited to learn about screen and recording icon Barbra Streisand. In Barbra Streisand: On the Couch, Bond captures the details found in other biographies dedicated to the life of Barbra in a way that provides deep insight into her personality and character.
Dr. Darcy Dale―renowned, pioneering New York City psychiatrist whose expertise has been sought by such larger-than-life women as Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, and Hillary Clinton―is confronted by Barbra, dismayed after thirty years of minimally successful therapy. Over the course of a year, Dr. Dale conducts an intimate psychoanalysis, breaking through ego defense mechanisms, and repressions to go deep into the heart and mind of one of America’s last remaining superstars. Barbra’s many dimensions come alive as we hear her story in her own words. She fluctuates between self-inflation and insecurity. She cracks wise. She becomes angry. She weeps. For better or worse, Dr. Dale sees Barbra in all of her raw, most human, aspects, giving readers unprecedented access to her pain and joy.
Barbra is funny, a bit abrasive, but very intelligent. Bond provides interesting insights into what Barbra could have been thinking during pinnacle times in her life, and her state of mind from a psychoanalyst’s point of view. While this book is technically fiction, the facts themselves are all true. Only the thoughts and feelings attributed to Barbra are fictitious, along with the story of her “analysis.” Dr. Bond’s extensive research into the life of Barbra Streisand, along with her professional knowledge of psychology and her beautiful style of writing, give fans of Barbra’s work and her persona fresh insight into a complicated woman – making this biography an enthralling and entertaining read!
“It’s easy to want to get to know the essential Barbra and want to hear her story,” says Dr. Bond. “After reading pretty much everything ever written on Barbra, and then having written a book in which my alter ego, also a psychoanalyst, carries on numerous fictionalized sessions with her over the space of a year, I think I have a very good idea what and how Barbra thinks. To say that Barbra Streisand is an amazing woman is an understatement.”
Alma H. Bond received her Ph.D. from Columbia University, and became a highly successful psychoanalyst in private practice for 37 years in New York City. She “retired” to become a full-time writer. She has written 23 books and her popular On the Couch series has received excellent reviews. Jackie O: On the Couch, the first in the Couch series, received a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. Bond also wrote the play, “Maria,” about the life of Maria Callas. The play was produced off-off Broadway, toured the South, and was produced in London.