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April/May 2013

A TASTE OF TIFFANY’S ZEST TRENDS FOREVER CLIMB UP AND ROCK OUT

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Inside Facets

From the cover shoot

An afternoon of makeup tubs, mini cupcakes and major ombré envy By Brittany Abeijon • Photography by Lynn W. Conway

We chose Chicago-based fashion designer Sahar Dada, whose clothing mixes modern styles with vibrant colors and embellished accents for a unique flair reminiscent of her Pakistani-American heritage. More familiar with the other side of the camera while styling models in her designs, Dada admitted she wasn’t used to the paparazzi.

We snacked “We love entertaining!” said Dada, as she and her husband welcomed the Facets crew into their high-rise condo with an amazing view of Chicago. The duo prepared an impressive countertop spread of cheese, crackers, fresh fruit, gourmet chocolates, mini cupcakes, Fiji water, orange juice and pop. It was almost too beautiful to eat.

We played with products When makeup artist Alison Penner (below, left) saw Dada’s fuchsia frock—one of the designer’s favorite pieces—Penner knew immediately how to match her makeup: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine lipstick in Fuchsia in Excess mixed with NARS lipstick in Shanghai Express to create the perfect spring lip color trend “Infrared Rouge.”

We fought the wind And the wind won. Sometimes, the perfect gust of wind can leave a model’s hair looking more glamorous than ever ... and other times, it can lead to a little Marilyn Monroe moment. Either way, our girl worked it during our photo opp outside Chicago’s Union Station. ◊

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Facets gets social Festival fashion rundown on Live Fix Radio, plus your thoughts on the word “Fresh”

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ecently, Facets founder and editor in chief Brittany Abeijon sat down with Urban Offering’s JP Chookaszian, our Feb/Mar 2013 cover guy to talk fashion and music with Live Fix owners Chris and Colleen Catania (and their 6-monthold intern, Calvin!). The Chicago-based music website explores why fans, bands and brands are addicted to the live concert experience, and they published our podcast this week. Listen now to hear us talk about our most memorable concert experiences, hipsters throughout history and the one thing you should never wear to a concert. During the podcast, we also discussed the Facets version of festival fashion, which we recreated here using affordable clothing and accessories. Whether you hit up Coachella last week, plan on going to Lollapalooza later this summer or hammed it up at Woodstock in another life, gear up for the 2013 festival season by throwing on some ankle boots and throwing up your peace signs.

Facebook feedback Last month, we asked you to reveal what comes to mind when you hear the word “fresh.” Here’s what our Facebook friends had to say:

White flower headband, River Island, $8 • White eyelet top, J.Crew, $118 • Tribal ring, Miss KL, $10 • Cross-body bag, Nine West, $30 • Distressed denim shorts, Fashion Union, $38 • Flat ankle booties, Debenhams $34 • Gold bangle set, Accessorize, $23 • Aviator sunglasses, Wallis, $18

Kasey Thomas: “Workaholics.” Scott Schwankl: “I pulled up to a house about seven or eight, and I yelled to the cabby, ‘Yo, homes smell you later!’ Looked at my kingdom, I was finally there, to sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel-Air.” Jay Fubler Harvey: “OutKast ... ‘So fresh and so clean clean.’” Brooke Schultz: “... to death.” Jeanne Salucci: “Air!”

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Say hello to the Facets team. Best spring break memory?

BRITTANY ABEIJON

JENNY SCHULER

founder and editor in chief Coining phrases like “taking a lap” and “ven a mi cuarto” with 10 of my friends in Puerto Vallarta circa 2007.

web publisher/designer Standing on the edge of the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland in 2005. No guard rails, no tourist attractions, just the cliffs and the sea.

RACHEL KOSMAL founder and director of media relations College-style road trip with friends from Chicago to Vegas to L.A., and back.

LYNN W. CONWAY founder and photographer Cruising with my sissy with the bass pumping in Clearwater Beach, Fla.

MELISSA GRIFFIN lead graphic designer Road trip with my cousin and friends to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for some wild and crazy times.

ASHLEY JOHNSTON graphic designer Swimming, biking and lounging in Orlando, Fla.

STEVE COHEN managing editor Going to Disney World for the first time in the early ‘90s and setting new lows for fashion.

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SAM LAWWELL advertising coordinator Befriending three older ladies in Hilton Head, S.C., and spending the entire week with them going clubbing, playing beach volleyball, hanging with college boys and hitting up house parties.

LAUREN COY social media strategist Building homes for Habitat for Humanity in North Carolina in 2001, and sleeping on a hot pink pool raft in a gymnasium with college friends.

JAMIE LEWIS pr/marketing coordinator Celebrating my 19th birthday in Destin, Fla., with three of my best girlfriends.


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Facets Contributors 1. Joanna Bastermajian - Don’t be afraid to express your own personal style, Chicago, makeup artist 2. Connor Corley - Avid climber, backpacker and professional raft guide, Conway, Ark., writer 3. Brianna Eck - Lover of ballparks and baseball butts, Seal Beach, Calif., writer 4. Hannah Gettleman - Eager to wear fresh, eco-friendly fashion finds, Deerfield, Ill., writer 5. Renee Mailhiot - Ready to look fresh for spring, Frankfort, Ill., writer 6. Laura McCormack - Too crafty for her own good, Plainfield, Ill., writer 7. David Pavlina - Finding somewhere in the middle of nowhere, Lake Zurich, Ill., photographer 8. Alison Penner - Never leaves the house without at least a little blush, Lake Zurich, Ill. makeup artist 9. Joanna Swidzinski - Photos are stray dreams looking for homes, Chicago, photographer 10. Kathryn Wright - Idea seeker, Wheeling, Ill., writer

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Contents

The Fresh Issue • April/May 2013

9 The Fresh Issue A letter from the editor

11 Facets favorites Spring into action with these seasonal highlights

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FASHION/BEAUTY 15 A colorful opportunity Fashion designer Sahar Dada shows off her ethnic, elegant pieces

25 Sustainably stylish No matter the season, ‘green’ is the color of choice

28 Skin is in Your epidermis is showing this season ... so make the most of it

32 Fresh takes on tired trends Wake your wardrobe from its winter slumber with these new ideas

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FOOD/DRINK 37 Dinner and a movie Go lightly with these treats inspired by Breakfast at Tiffany’s

44 All-star alternatives Take yourself out to the ballgame for these healthy food fill-ins

46 72 hours of heaven and hell 37

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Embarking on a personal journey with only 288 ounces of juice


HOME 48 Lemons to your aid Zest up your house this spring with these citrusy design options

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SPORTS/FITNESS 52 Cliff notes No study guide is needed to get fit climbing rocks

Q&A 56 Take five Blogger Hannah Kaminsky dishes out the best of vegan life

59 Fresh Charities Consider being part of the social network for social change

60 Social media fridge 52

We keep our followers freshly updated 24/7

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I The Fresh Issue A letter from the editor

wanted to start off this editor’s letter with picture-painting metaphors of spring. You know, its green-grassness, fresh flowerisms and other generally enjoyable attributes. But, today I wore boots. And a winter coat. And gloves. Chicago’s cold weather is lingering like an unloved guest, and Mother Nature is nothing but a tease. As she peppers our weather report with one decent day among a solid string of gloom, it’s hard not to sprint to the nearest salon for a pedicure at the first sliver of sun. And then, the next day, when you sashay out the door in open-toed wedges that show off your fine feet, you race back to reality as the 40-degree weather touches your toes, which are perfectly polished in seasonal pastels, no less. Spring may be slow to get here this year, but we intend to carry on with or without it. We’ve dubbed this issue “The Fresh Issue,” and we’ve packed our pages with Earth-friendly fashion, expert skincare advice, colorful commentary on a three-day juice cleanse and lots of other spring-spirited content. We hope the fresh ideas and opinions sprucing up this issue inspire you with something new—even if you (like me) are still wearing that gray Gap sweater you bought last September. On a much fresher note, we’re thrilled to feature Chicago fashion designer Sahar Dada on this issue’s cover. Naturally gifted and beautiful, Dada and her husband welcomed our small army into their home with open arms and cupcakes. Head to page 15 to see Dada model her own designs, including the most amazing embellished leather moto jacket, and to read about how her multicultural background influences her work. What’s inspiring you most this spring? Tweet me at @brittanyabeijon and let me know. Just don’t mention anything about that 70-degree weather you’re having.

Willing spring to hurry the heck up from the waist down. Follow me on Instagram @brittanyabeijon!

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Don’t miss out! Check out our social media vehicles between issues for sneak peeks, behind-the-scenes photos and inside information.

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Facets favorites

What we’re loving this spring

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Brittany I guess you could say this skirt makes a statement. For months, Carrie Hammer’s newspaper skirt has been popping up on fashion blogs (court + hudson, eat.sleep.wear, Nicolette Mason), and I’ve been jealous since day one. When Leslie Knope donned one made out of actual newspapers, clearly inspired by Hammer’s design, in the recent wedding episode of Parks and Recreation, I flipped. Need. Now. I’m obsessed with peanut butter and banana, but I hate all the calories the simple combo contains. The answer to my provision problem? Powdered peanut butter product PB2, which contains just 45 calories per serving (2 Tbsp)—compared to 190 calories per serving of the real stuff. Pick it up during your next Whole Foods trip, then mix it with water for a peanut-butter-like consistency and gorge guilt-free. Did I mention it also comes in chocolate?

We love how blogger Kimberly Pesch of eat.sleep.wear styles Carrie Hammer’s newspaper skirt.

I started falling in TV-love with Joe Carroll’s British accent and love for literature on FOX’s The Following ... until I remembered the character was a sadistic serial killer. Sick, sexy and also starring Kevin Bacon, this unpredictable psychological thriller is a must-watch. Just make sure you start from the first episode so you understand how the plot unfolds.

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Duck Dynasty is one of my new favorite shows. It’s about a Louisiana family who own a multimillion dollar company making duck calls. You’ll be captivated instantly by their daily shenanigans that’ll leave you laughing and amazed all at the same time. Harness your inner redneck and watch it on A&E on Wednesday nights. Are you an Oreo lover? Then you definitely need to indulge in the Mega Oreo. More “stuf” filling than the Double Stuf Oreo satisfies you when you have a sweet tooth. Try them fast, as they’re a limited edition. Also available in Golden Oreo. Recently, a friend of mine introduced me to the app SpotHero. If you hate trying to find parking in Chicago, then I recommend getting this app. SpotHero allows you to search and view available parking options in and around Chicago. By reserving your parking online ahead of time through the app, you know exactly how much you’re going to pay and where you’re going to park. And if you prepay, often you’ll get a discounted rate. Also available for Milwaukee and Washington D.C. APR/MAY 2013 | thefacetsmag.com

Rachel It’s no secret that I, and many others across this nation, love a cold glass of local beer. Even more, I love to recommend stuff to my friends and new beer-drinkers alike. The creators of Untappd have made my go-to social topic into an app that not only lets me rate my favorite beers, but also recommends new brews to me every time I check in. I might as well give up the whole trip if I don’t have my phone’s Google Maps guidance. To keep from careening into a ditch, I use the Bracketron Universal ProMount to keep my phone at eye-level and my car on course. The adjustable arm and sides hold all smartphones— and regular GPS units, too! I’m probably really late to this party, but I bought a Whirley Pop and I can’t stop using it. Watching TV? Whirley Pop time. Snugglin’ up with the hubby for a late-night, in-house flick? Whirley Pop time. Craving popcorn at 10 a.m.? You get the picture. Cheap, healthy and a really good way to eat a whole lot of corn.


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I’m loving the matte trend. OPI matte top coat is a fun change from your usual slick tips. Of course, you can get a variety of different matte colors, but this top coat tones down any color’s wet finish with the latest look in nail trends. It also lets you get creative with patterns and designs, mixing shiny and matte. Matte polka dots, anyone?

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Steve I generally don’t have trouble falling asleep thanks to the million and one things on my daily to-do list, but when I do, I drink Neuro Sleep. Containing a chemical concoction including melatonin, magnesium and taurine, half a bottle usually does the trick. I’ve had trouble locating this blend at certain stores, but Neuro provides the anti-buzz to help find you some zzzs. Hey, it sure beats binging on turkey. I’m about to “go bro” by telling you about these two essential apps for spring. If you’ve ever wanted to do 100 pushups in a row (because who doesn’t), there’s an app for that. I’m up to 40! Also, with fantasy baseball in full swing, you need to stay up-to-date with Rotoworld Fantasy News. It’s a seasonsaver for fantasy rookies and veterans alike. I know I’m a few weeks behind on this, but The Place Beyond the Pines should be on your must-see list this spring. Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance directs another winner with the help of a grizzled Ryan Gosling and an actually-talented-this-time Bradley Cooper. If you want my thoughts on this and all the other movies I’ve watched this year, check out my movie blog (warning: selfpromotion!) 52Flicksin52Weeks.

For you dog lovers out there, I’ve discovered what may be the greatest source of entertainment for your pooch: Tug-a-jug. Recommended by my vet, you fill the jug with food or treats and let your dog go to town, tugging, pawing and rolling the jug until all the treats are gone. I’ve never seen my dog so attached to a toy before, perhaps because it’s the gift that keeps on giving. She absolutely can’t get enough. Bangle bracelets never seem to go out of style. Paired up and multiplied, or flying solo, they always make a statement. This botanical resin bangle is a fresh version I found on Etsy that puts me in the mood for spring. I love funky, fun jewelry that isn’t too serious, and mixing wood, leather, metals and resin lets everyone know you don’t take yourself too seriously either. Have fun with these pieces as you break out of the winter slump and slide into spring. volume 12

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A COLORFUL OPPORTUNITY

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Global roots inspire fresh designs

By Brittany Abeijon Photography by Lynn W. Conway Makeup by Alison Penner

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t all starts with an inspiration board. Chicago-based fashion designer Sahar Dada sketches an idea in brightly colored pencils and tacks it to her cork board. Head tilted, she then ponders her color palette, flipping through a thick book filled with shades of paint by the thousands. Next, she affixes layers of fabric squares, torn-out magazine pages and runway photos that will help turn her fresh concept into a fashionable creation. After completing her creative collage, Dada begins sourcing fabrics, trimmings and embellishments—a signature fixture of her designs—with her production team in Pakistan and India to produce prototypes. Once she approves the samples, she tests them on herself or dresses someone she thinks could rock the garments well. After she feels the pieces are perfect, she begins taking orders for her clients. volume 12 11

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Puttin’ on the glitz Dada believes the beauty of women’s clothing is in the opportunity for detail. Aside from adding studs or sparkles to her staples, she incorporates her Pakistani-American roots into her designs by using vibrant colors and fluid fabrics that allow for movement. “My designs are the byproduct of who I am, what I feel and where I’ve been,” Dada said. “My South Asian heritage plays an important role in my designs. It’s about bringing the Pakistani accents to modern silhouettes.” Topping her list of favorite designs ever is a pastel pink, kneelength chiffon jacket with a sequin border that she made nearly four years ago. “That jacket is one of the first custom pieces I designed, and I’m still able to wear it today,” she said. “It’s the perfect blend of feminine and statement.”

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Wearing Green silk top - Sahar Dada; Polka-dot sheer maxi skirt Topshop; Embellished leather moto jacket - Sahar Dada; Black moto laceup boots - Thrifted from London,England; Squaretop gold ring - Forever21; Mixed metal gem necklace - Nordstrom; Gold chain bracelet Asos; Orange cuff Hermes; Cable cuff David Yurman

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FASHION/BEAUTY Worldly and wise Dada started designing clothes for herself in high school, and soon began to notice that her friends liked to borrow them—and never give them back. It was then that she began to consider fashion design as a career. After high school, she attended The Illinois Institute of Art, majoring in Fashion Marketing. In 2009, she was selected by the Chicago Sister Cities International Foundation to represent both Chicago and Pakistan at the annual World Fashion Chicago Runway Show, which showcases eclectic and innovative fashions from around the world. There she shared the runway with famous designers such as Dolce & Gabbana and Escada. “As my first big show, it was simultaneously an eye-opener and

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a motivator,” Dada said. “Being able to represent my heritage to a large audience was also very rewarding.” Six months later, she introduced The Gold Collection, her first western-inspired collection of more than 50 pieces. Influenced by Dada’s multicultural background, the collection contained designs that were both trendy and sophisticated. But what has been her proudest moment? She says that’s still to come. “I’m grateful for everything that has come my way, but I have much more to accomplish,” Dada said. “My family has always told me, ‘Challenges come to those who can take them on, and remember to be you in the process.’ Without them or those words, I wouldn’t have made it to where I am today.”


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STYLE Q&A You launched your first collection in 2010. How have you grown since then with more years under your belt as a designer? It has all been a learning experience with ups and downs. I’ve been able to present in numerous shows, I have a growing and loyal clientele list, I’ve started creating seasonal ready-to-wear lines and I’ve been blessed to sit as an associate designer for Macy’s Chicago Fashion Incubator in 2011 and 2012. Describe the Sahar Dada signature look. A pair of great fitting crop

pants, a silk tank top in a bold color and a neutral blazer (both Sahar Dada pieces, which can be transitioned from day to night), finished off with a pair of great heels and jewelry. What other accessories best suit your looks? Whatever you’re most comfortable with. Some people can pull off very trend-forward accessories while others choose classic accents. The beauty is doing what suits you and still feeling like the best-dressed person in the room. Confidence will always be the best accessory— don’t leave that behind.

Women can purchase your designs on TrendSeeder. Tell us about your relationship with the fashion e-commerce startup. Founder and CEO Avani Patel was in Chicago attending Fashion Focus to scout designers for the site. We connected there, and now we’re great friends! TrendSeeder isn’t just an e-commerce site, it also helps emerging designers reach goals we may not have been able to reach on our own. It brings industry expertise, a network of contacts and innovative ideas to the table. It’s a beautiful concept and I’m very grateful to be a part of it.

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FASHION/BEAUTY What’s it like to be your own fashion brand? Hectic! I barely have a day off because I’m always coming up with ideas, talking to new people, finding ways to expand and designing, along with meeting clients, finishing new prototypes and making sure everything is running smoothly overseas. But, I love it all. What’s the biggest influence on your wardrobe? My mood. It’s all about balance. Some days it’s a graphic T-shirt with a Sahar Dada blazer, and other days it’s about throwing on a tunic with embellished cuffs. I love following trends, but I never compromise comfort. What’s the one thing in your wardrobe you’d never give up? One thing you’re dying to give up? I don’t think I could live without my hand-embroidered Pashmina shawls. They’re the perfect accessory for any season, and they transition perfectly with both Eastern and Western wear. One thing I should give up is the Fendi “Magic” bag I bought six years ago. I’ll have to visit eDrop-Off very soon! What’s your guilty pleasure when it comes to fashion? Harem pants— printed ones. Yikes! I blame it on music festival season. In one year from today, where do you want Sahar Dada designs to be? Everywhere! [Laughs.] I’m working outward by having my pieces in boutiques in Chicago and New York, and building a global presence. What advice do you have for those looking to freshen up their style? Don’t be afraid to try new things. Even if you aren’t a risk-taker, add a pop of color or a statement accessory. The easiest way to step up your style is by adding small pieces that bring out the best in your classics. ◊

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See more from our photo shoot with fashion designer Sahar Dada on the Facets blog.

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Are you interested in being photographed and interviewed for a future fashion feature?

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Sustainably stylish What happens when the fashion scene goes green? By Hannah Gettleman

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Academy Awards. But the concept of repurposing fabrics isn’t a new trend. Starting in the early ‘90s, Giorgio Armani began weaving hemp into his clothing lines and the popular designer Martin Margiela worked on reconstructing his own pieces.

Countless designers have incorporated environmental consciousness into their clothing, most recently seen in the H&M dress Helen Hunt wore to this year’s

It wasn’t until 2002 when Stella McCartney unveiled her rocker-chic, animal-friendly designs that the trend turned into a serious movement. And in 2007, Anya Hindmarch created a retro tote bag with the slogan “I’m Not A Plastic Bag,” launching the reusable bag trend.

s the sound of ice scraping morphs into birds chirping, the change in seasons signals a change in outerwear. Spring is the time to ditch winter’s neutrals and clean out your closet, leaving room to freshen up your outfits. And with Earth Day on April 22, there’s no better time to invest in pieces that are trendy, timeless and good for the planet.

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“Environmentally friendly” is a market that continues to grow, from labels with a focus on supporting impoverished countries to ones that use organic materials. But what does that mean? Here’s a breakdown: »» Sustainable fashion is part of a growing trend of supporting environmentalism and social responsibility. This includes reducing carbon footprints and using fabrics that minimize damage through the use of materials not grown or produced with damaging chemicals and harsh dyes and paints. »» “Green” clothing, or eco-friendly clothing, is made with recycled plastics, recycled polyesters and 100 percent pure organic cotton. However, less than 1 percent of the world’s cotton is organic. Organic cotton seeds develop healthy soils to fertilize plants naturally, using up to 50 percent less energy than conventional cotton. »» Eco-friendly fashion sounds more expensive because organic cotton is pricier than regular cotton, but the former is of higher quality and tends to last longer, so you get more for your money. »» Socially responsible methods of production are used by manufacturers to create great pieces that help the environment as much as your wardrobe. Some methods reduce water consumption and synthetic fibers, and eliminate harmful chemicals and dyes from garments. Check out these three eco-friendly brands to color your spring fashion picks:

Loomstate Launched in 2004, the brand uses certified organic cotton for its jeans and tees, with each piece created to have a lived-in look and feel. It uses organic farming, a form of agriculture that avoids the use of synthetic fertilizers, plant growth regulators and livestock feed additives. The 321 Collection uses 26

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Tencel, made from the cellulose of wood pulp and harvested from sustainable and organically farmed trees into an all-natural, 100 percent biodegradable fabric. In addition, every piece in this collection is reversible and can be worn multiple ways. Loomstate also supports fair trade practices, which promote sustainability and strive to prevent poverty. »» Organic v-neck tee in Eclipse Purple, $40 A super-soft, thin T-shirt in a hot color makes this more than just your basic staple. »» Nami top in Coral/Seafoam, $128 Love the color-blocking design, and the hues are perfect to transition from spring to summer.


H&M Conscious Collection The retail giant known for its chic, affordable everyday basics has bitten the eco-friendly bug to create another line of sustainable and stylish items. On April 4, the company unveiled its newest venture: eco-friendly couture eveningwear. »» Ankle-length floral print pants, $30 Swap out your white jeans for a printed pair for a fresh take on this trend. Made with 70 percent organic cotton. »» Dress with beaded embroidery, $129 Wear this for a spring soirée. Made with 85 percent organic cotton. »» Sandalettes, $50 Every fashionista has a pair of black sandals in her closet. Made with 100 pecent recycled polyester, now even your shoes can be eco-friendly. »» Floral zip jacket, $30 The baseball jacket is this spring’s go-to outerwear. The cherry blossom print works well with swingy dresses and skirts.

Matt & Nat Matt (material) & Nat (natural) is a vegan label with a stylish collection of bags for men and women made without using animal products. Each item contains at least one recycled element, and the linings are made from recycled plastic water bottles. »» “Moxy” crossbody bag, $95 The ideal spring bag in a punchy color, all under $100. »» “Trip” wallet, $68 You’ll never lose your wallet again with this bright accessory. Craving more Earth-conscious clothing? Head to the Facets blog for three additional “green” retailers and their best pieces of the season. ◊

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A basic beauty guide to achieve that flawless finish

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Who doesn’t love an all-inone product? If you’re looking for an awesome beauty balm, try Dr. Jart’s Water Fuse Beauty Balm, which acts as a moisturizer, sun protectant, primer and camouflager. This BB cream will help you achieve a natural look by allowing your beautiful skin to shine through—freckles and all.

Tip: Start by applying the BB cream at the center of your face with a foundation brush. Blend outward and buff into the jaw line. If you feel you need extra coverage, spot conceal as needed.

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Try Eye M Glam Highlighter by Giella, a sheer highlighting powder that’ll give you a natural glow. With lightreflecting pigments, it makes your skin illuminate. And best of all, it can be used in multiple ways, such as on the inner corners of eyes to separate and brighten them, on brow bones to highlight and lift or mixed in with your favorite gloss for a gorgeous shimmery lip.

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Fresh takes on tired trends

Give your wardrobe a spring cleaning this season … and beyond By Renee Mailhiot

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pring is the season that signals rebirth, rejuvenation and reinvention. With all these proverbial steps forward, it’s no surprise that you may look at what’s in your closet, even the trendier pieces, with just as much dismay as your tattered LBD or that gifted scarf you never really liked. With all the “re’s” of spring, fashion, too, is all about the constant recycling process. What was new two seasons ago has already been refocused into a fresh trend. Whether you reconsider a different styling formula or simply toss and replace, there are a few key trends in need of refreshment.

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The fashion industry embraced this hip-accentuating trend a few seasons ago, which eventually led to a heavy saturation of the mass market. But how long can such a trend stick around, especially one that was so difficult to pull off in the first place? Some designers continued with the silhouette on runways to showcase the fall 2013 fashions, this time with a focus on longer proportions. So, instead of the shorter versions that jut out just above your hip bones, opt for peplums that still start at the waist, but descend to your pockets or longer. You can also reach for more subtle designs with peplums that hint at the overall look as opposed to the focal point of the outfit. Anything where it looks like extra fabric is growing out of your hips was probably “out” from the start.

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A little less leather While all-over leather sheaths and skirts are still sitting pretty on department store hangers, warmer temps aren’t as conducive to this hot trend—literally. Update this rockstar material by incorporating it into your closet with accented garments. The same tip can be extended to men if the moto vibe isn’t their thing. If you’re OK with wearing leather as the prime material, try colored leather in bold hues for an updated and unexpected look. The key is to keep it fresh with the color choice or silhouette. Skin-tight leather elicits a Batman/ Catwoman feel (and that’s not necessarily a good thing).

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FASHION/BEAUTY Pack away the prints Baroque-inspired prints, cute polka dots and wild paisleys were big last season, but a reinvention of a classic print— stripes—has been spotted all over spring 2013 runways. Instead of demure, thin horizontal stripes, try something more unique. Contrasting vertical stripes not only slim your shape, but also

offer up a bold take on stripes. Men and women can pair with bright accessories, or opt for newto-you color combos. Fashion risk takers can grab a jacket in a black-and-white vertical striped print for maximum style.

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MAIN Bacon, egg and toast cups • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted • 8 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread • 6 slices turkey bacon • 6 large eggs • Coarse salt and ground pepper 1. Preheat oven to 375°F, and lightly butter 6 standard muffin cups. 2. Using a 41/4-inch round cookie cutter, or the end of a plastic cup as a cutout, cut slices into 8 rounds. Cut each round in half, then press two halves into each muffin cup, overlapping slightly and making sure bread comes up to edge of cup. Use extra bread to patch any gaps. 3. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium, until almost crisp, about 4 minutes. 4. Lay 1 bacon slice in each bread cup and crack an egg over each. Season with salt and pepper. 5. Bake until egg whites are just set, about 20 to 25 minutes. Run a small knife around cups to loosen toast. Serve immediately.

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Greek yogurt pancakes • One 5.3-ounce container nonfat Greek yogurt • 2 large egg whites • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour • 1 tsp baking soda 1. Mix Greek yogurt and egg whites in a medium bowl and blend until smooth. 2. Add flour and baking soda, and stir until the dry ingredients are mixed in. The batter will be thick. 3. Preheat a griddle or large pan to medium heat, and spray with nonstick spray. Pour batter into rounds, and cook each side until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter. 4. Serve with fresh fruit and/or syrup. 40

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If I could find a real-life place that made me feel like Tiffany’s, then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name. - Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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Strawberries Cantaloupe Pineapple Honeydew melon Blueberries Purple grapes

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All-star alternatives

Health-conscious concessions are a grand slam By Brianna Eck Photography by Kim Barry

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Would you believe all these dogs are gluten-free? Blogger Kim Barry scoured 30 MLB stadiums to find the most delicious food for her diet.

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ickets to see your favorite team? Check. Sporting your lucky cap? Of course. Proudly displaying the iconic foam finger? You betcha. Indigestion and a whopping excess of calories and sodium? Wait a second … Amid the excitement and entertainment baseball games so often bring, it’s easy for even the healthiest of eaters to become distracted by what they consume during a nine-inning (or more) game. Before you know it, you’ve gobbled a footlong hot dog, a few draft beers and a box of Cracker Jacks—all before the seventh-inning stretch. The sentimentality that goes along with watching a game also contributes to poor eating choices. For instance, did you know a nostalgic serving of ballpark nachos can contain up to 1,500 calories? That’s almost your total recommended serving of calories for the whole day— in one snack! Fortunately for fans, the health-conscious trend sweeping our country is not entirely lost on baseball stadiums. Many facilities now offer a better variety of snacks and meals for their patrons. Whether you’re cheering from home or from the bleachers, strike out a few common snacking sins with these tips.

Home field advantage If you love baseball fare as much as we do, you may be concerned that a decrease in grease may result

in a loss of flavor. Fret not. Here are some twists on the classics:

Heart-healthy, home-run dogs • Swap out your regular hot dog bun with a heart-healthy, 100 percent whole grain bun. • According to Livestrong.com, using a turkey dog instead of beef saves an average of 88 calories per dog. • Add flavor to your hot dog by topping it off with grilled peppers, onions and any of your favorite veggies. • If you still desire a condiment to accompany your meal, opt for mustard rather than ketchup.

Perfect game popcorn • As a smarter substitute for the infamous Cracker Jacks, begin this dish with self-popped corn. We suggest using coconut oil with your kernels, which not only provides a “good fat” source, but also has many nutritional benefits. • For a protein punch, add peanuts to your bowl. The peanuts are an ode to Cracker Jacks, but almonds or walnuts would also suffice.

of a lifetime when she and her then boyfriend (now fiancé), James, traveled to all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums. After six weeks and many gluten-free hot dog buns, Barry became a connoisseur of ballpark cuisine, blogging her discoveries from around the country. With a rubric of strikeout to homerun, Barry gave each stadium she visited a score based on the gluten-free alternatives available, and prices compared to the “regular” menu items. Since most ballparks associated gluten-free with “healthy,” most of the other healthful options were included in the same menu. Some choices now available at many stadiums include: • Melissa’s Harvest Stands • Larabars • Turkey sandwiches • Veggie burgers • Veggie dogs • Fruit cups • Organic pumpkin seeds • Pop Chips • Gluten free nachos • Hummus platters

On-the-road resourcefulness If preparing and packing your own meal is out of the question, pay mind to the newer amenities offered by most baseball stadiums. Blogger Kim Barry of Kimvsgluten.com took the trip

Check out Barry’s blog to see if your local field steps up to the food plate. Now, go out there and enjoy America’s favorite pastime. As Harry Caray would say, “It’s a bea-u-ti-ful day for a ball game!” ◊

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72 hours of heaven and hell Is juice cleansing really worth the tumult? By Steven Cohen • Illustrations by Rachel Kosmal

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Seeing the assortment of unlabeled, numbered bottles laid out in identical rows of green, yellow, red, green, red and white, I started to feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, knowing the next three days would pretty much be exactly the same: Juice, juice and more juice. And did I mention no coffee? Or cereal? Or sandwiches? Or salads? Day one got off to a rocky start as my body started to feel the effects of the nutrient-rich liquids, especially that wretched beet juice concoction, “Maroon Five.” Sitting in a meeting at work, I silently wished my stomach to stop growling. I wasn’t sure if it had to do with my lack of food intake, or if the juices were starting to work their magic, but I was definitely speaking out of turn in a room full of peers and consultants. But I plowed through each pint, one cringing sip at a time.


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The 24-hour headache hit hard on day two, but things started to normalize as each bottle was downed and slam dunked into the nearest recycling bin. But the taste of eating mud and grass never quite became normal when drinking (again and again) that thick, red and green sludge. (Note: The cayenne lemonade and cashew milk were very palatable and enjoyable.) While certain people claimed I was being “dramatic” about not being able to eat food, I likened it to taking away a dog’s tennis ball for the same amount of time and telling it only to play with its tail. With such an abnormal schedule of “eating,” I did get a bit loopy as the days turned to night (just ask my fiancé about the nonsensical texts I’d send her on my train rides home after work). And as I watched TV while winding down before bed, I felt every other commercial was for Subway, Olive Garden, Taco Bell or McDonald’s, tempting me with that unhealthy goodness similar to Dom DeLuise in Fatso. However, the closer I got to finishing the last bottle, the easier I guzzled down the juice and the more normal I felt. I noted on the final day that the colors of the juice

were akin to a workout program: The green juice was a nice, moderate pace on a treadmill, the yellow was the resting period, the red juice was an all-out sprint for several minutes, and the white stuff was like hitting “stop” after completing a grueling Versaclimber session. Overall, I lost about eight pounds, but gained a deeper appreciation for the luxury of having food available at all times. There are millions without the privilege of three meals a day (or being able to drop coin for a juice cleanse), so it’s great to know I succeeded (i.e., I didn’t pitch several full bottles of juice before reaching the finish line) and had a warm meal waiting for me the day I emptied the last of the bottles into my stomach. I’m a lucky dude, no doubt, but the struggle of drinking beet juice twice daily is something I wouldn’t wish upon anyone, including all the naysayers who questioned why in the world I was doing this cleanse in the first place. Honestly, I’m glad I did it, as was my body, but if you’re looking for a way to keep your body healthy and clean, stick to treadmills, leafy greens and the occasional smoothie. And maybe a glass of red … wine. ◊

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• HOME •

Lemons to your aid Think sugary thoughts with this lemonade-inspired home design By Laura McCormack

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Start moving the big rocks in your life By Connor Corley • Photography by David Pavlina

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y boots drag with mud interlaced in their treads and I’m out of breath. As if the 15-mile drive on dirt roads wasn’t treacherous enough, the seemingly all-uphill hike with a pack full of thick rope, metal carabiners, extra water and food have me exhausted. It took three hours to get here and I’m already sweaty and tired. I know the hardest part is yet to come, and that’s what keeps me moving. Three friends and I arrive at Stack Rock, a remote, almost-impossible-to-find climbing area in the northeast corner of the Ozark National Forest in northwest Arkansas. But it could be anywhere. This narrative of dirt roads, missed turns and excited chatter as we approach yet another pristine sandstone bluff line has been the familiar story of our weekends in Arkansas for more than a year. Mentally and physically fit If you want to look like a fitness buff, you could buy a membership to a gym and don any manner of tacky workout clothes. But if you want to get in shape while honing your coordination, balance and mental fortitude—and having fun—then a climbing gym may be the better option. Better than the latest version of P90X, outdoor climbing is an experience of both mind and body working in fluid motion. The precarious nature of climbing inherently requires full mental and physical focus. It’s only through symbiotic brain and body harmony that one can expect to make it to the top of a route, and whether you’re at the climbing gym down the road or perilously far from the world of people and machines, it’s through calm, calculated movement that one learns to enjoy a life of hanging from cliffs. You can also build a sense of wonder for what the natural world offers along with the excitement of discovering what your body is capable of doing. The cost of the climb As with any new activity or hobby, the upfront costs of climbing—ropes, belay devices (equipment that controls the rope), shoes, harnesses and more—can seem insurmountable. Most newbies tend to start with gym climbing as an entry point to the microcosmic world, and some prefer to build up equipment slowly. Then, as they begin to emerge in the climbing community, others are regularly willing to share, excited at having 54

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new people to bring outside. Most major cities even have climbing coalitions that host events and provide equipment for those looking to venture into the natural world in a new way.

mind. The community also shares a strong sense of environmental stewardship, which shouldn’t come as a surprise since the ultimate impetus behind climbing is one of outdoor living and exploration.

Intimate community, infinite playground

Most of my time on climbing trips is spent in shared reverence for the forest we inhabit, and the people we share the experience with. I’ll be back in the woods next weekend, searching for new rock to inspire my imagination and challenge my commitment and perseverance. ◊

If climbing is anything, it’s a social gathering. The climbing community is close-knit and small, from 50-somethings to young teens, and all are encountered with a friendly disposition, shared sense of excitement and exploration of body and

Rock climbing is one activity that’s equal parts fitness and friendship. Here, three climbers scale Stack Rock, a woodsy area of Arkansas’ Ozark National Forest. volume 12

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• Q&A •

Catch up with Hannah Kaminsky of BitterSweet By Kathryn Wright

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onfronted with the everyday challenge of eating right, it’s even harder to eat clean with all the deliciously unhealthy food that litters both Pinterest and our pantries. If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, then you’ll love Hannah Kaminsky of BitterSweet, a food blogger and crafter whose amazing photography and delicious vegan recipes have encouraged readers to take a second look at vegan cooking. From breakfast to dessert, Kaminsky helps readers learn how to create healthy food with natural ingredients that look amazing and taste even better. For this issue’s Take Five, Kaminsky gives us the scoop on all things vegan.

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Vegan cooking is taking on the food world in full force. What do you think makes it so popular? Eating vegan is a healthier choice, and now that it has become so accessible through an abundance of good recipes, more people realize not only how easy it can be, but delicious, too. There’s a lot to be said for repeated exposure, so the momentum just keeps building upon itself. Hopefully it continues on the upswing. The more vegan food, the better!

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Your site is such eye candy! What made you decide to share your cooking and baking through a blog? Funny enough, it actually started as a craft blog. When I began to experiment more in the kitchen, I saw it as an edible form of crafting, and thus it was a natural addition. The photos also went with the territory, rather than being a feature in and of themselves. Who wants to look at a journal of handmade goods without any pictures to illustrate the tutorials or recipes? It has come a very long way in the past seven years, taking on a life of its own and steering me subtly to my true passions.


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How do you think people can benefit from making fresh choices like the ones on your site? Choosing to cook for yourself, no matter what the recipe is, will always end up being a better choice than anything you can buy prepared. Being able to pick out high-quality ingredients and control exactly what’s going into your food makes a huge difference, in nutrition as well as taste. Don’t forget about the new flavors and dishes you’ll have access to by taking matters into your own hands! I would’ve never been able to find vegan linguine carbonara or cheesecake in any local eateries, so when the craving struck, I went ahead and made them myself. Talk about empowerment.

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What do you think is the biggest myth about vegan cooking? There’s still the misconception that if it’s vegan, then by definition it must be healthy. Make no mistake, dairy- and egg-free donuts are still sugar-coated nuggets of fried dough! A few desserts and a bit of junk food is important for a happy, balanced diet if you ask me, but at the same time, I’m well aware that pie for breakfast is not the wisest choice.

What’s your guilty pleasure food? No guilt here, but I’ve been known to indulge in unreasonable portions of ice cream, especially on hot summer days. ◊

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