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HEELS FOR EVERY DESTINATION

STYLISH ESCAPE

an adventure in color

Have shoes, will travel

The Travel issue featuring ocean-inspired heels, droolworthy summer style and much, much more! ISSUE #31 | summer 2016


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CONTENTS

18.

WEAR 9. ELEVATE YOUR STYLE

Instagram-worthy heels from Gucci.

10. AN ADVENTURE IN COLOR

This season’s creative color blocking lets you explore all things bright and beautiful.

12. SWAY MY WAY

14. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU

One of the most playful summer accessories, we’re head over heels for these stylish sunglasses.

16. ELEVATE YOUR STYLE

Who needs postcards when you have these Dolce & Gabbana sneakers?

Add a hint of the tropics to your summer style.

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READ 18. IN HER SHOES

From heavenly heels to sumptuous swimwear, Tara Bryan Burner is transforming the way we see resort wear—and ourselves.

20. BY DESIGN

Futuristic. Diverse. Feminine. Jayda Hany combines the best in technology and tradition.

24. from concept to creation Footwear designer Nienke Van Dee on the pain and pleasure involved in inspired design.

26. SEA CHANGE

For designer and artist Kermit Tesoro, shoes are the exclamation point of our clothing sentence.

38. INNOVATION

Michelle Hue, founder of VIM & VIGR compression legwear helps us up our sock game.

40. ONLINE CONFESSIONS

20.

Meet best friends Ruta Labrence and Anda Auksmukste, founders of your new favorite e-commerce store, LabNo25.com.

41. STONED

The incredible designs of Dalia Daou Jewellery.

48. SHOP STOP

Jason Scott’s success is your man’s gain.

49. WELL HEELED HOT SEAT

We put the always stylish Lara Eurdolian of Pretty Connected, in our Well Heeled Hot Seat.

26.

52. know thy designer

We asked some our favorite jewelry designers, what does priceless mean to you?

38.

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beauty 50. EDITOR’S PICKS

From the latest in collaborations to triedand-tested favorites, our editors share their favorite beauty go-tos.

50.

52. EYE ON BEAUTY

Curated beauty products delivered to your door. That’s the beauty of Beyond Her Blush. We talk to found Michelle Grundman about life in the fabulous lane.

54. Horoscopes

Find out what’s in store for you this month, thanks to astrologer Manish Kumar Arora.

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HEAVEN HAS HEELS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Angela Gilltrap FEATURES DIRECTOR Julia Stuart COPY EDITOR Sarah Wilkes ASSOCIATE EDITOR Nicole Ross

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EDITOR’S note

W

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” — Saint Augustine

hen you think of the accomplishments of history’s great explorers, it seems wrong to complain of long haul flights. What took years, now takes months. What took days, now takes hours. Their journeys were fraught with peril; dangers known and unknown and yet, their hunger for exploration never ceased. I’ve spent a large portion of my life in transit—traveling from one city to the next in search of new experiences, tales and yes, Instagram gold. Although I still complain about long haul flights, I can’t imagine ever loosing that hunger. The things you learn about life, the world and yourself are invaluable whether your travel plans go according to plan or lead you on a different direction entirely. There is nothing in this world that will teach you more— about yourself, about tolerance, about life —than travel. In this we’re traversed the globe to bring you the best in innovative style, accessory trends and more, we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it. Until next time, may your heels always be as high as your standards,

Angela Gilltrap

Editor-In-Chief

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the PERFECT PACK

Kate Spade New York Strut Your Stuff Flamingo clutch, Couture.Zappos.com

Versus Versace Sertie watch, Couture.Zappos.com

Loeffler Randall Pari heels, Couture.Zappos.com

Prada PR 08QS sunglasses, Couture.Zappos.com

Roberto Coin Skyline ring, Couture.Zappos.com

Alexander McQueen AMQ 4260/S sunglasses, Couture.Zappos.com

Burberry Harbeton wedges, Couture.Zappos.com

JUST CAVALLI bag, Couture.Zappos.com

Tory Burch TY6031 sunglasses, Couture.Zappos.com


DANNIJO Tucan earrings, Couture.Zappos.com

Stephen Webster Super Stud Split ring, Couture.Zappos.com

Alexander McQueen AMQ 4260/S sunglasses, Couture.Zappos.com

Alice + Olivia Stella wedges, Couture.Zappos.com

Vivienne Westwood Mini Bucket in Leopard Print bag, Couture.Zappos.com

Alexis Bittar Encrusted Chevron Swinging Wire earrings, Couture.Zappos.com

Vivienne Westwood Salome ring, Couture.Zappos.com

Gucci Guccissima diamonds watch, Couture.Zappos.com

Kate Spade New York Go flats, Couture.Zappos.com

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elevate your style we can’t get enough of these heavenly heels from gucci. bursting with attitude, they’re sure to elevate your summer style. GUCCI pump, MyTheresa.com

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Francesca Mambrini colour block sandals, FarFetch.com

Paula Cademartori Nabis sandals, FarFetch.com

POLLINI suede and PVC sandals, FarFetch.com

Malone Souliers Eva 3 strappy laser cut sandals, FarFetch.com

Nicholas Kirkwood Outliner sandals, FarFetch.com

PIERRE HARDY Biba sandals, FarFetch.com


Runway Images: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid SS16

AN ADVENTURE IN COLOR THIS SEASON’S CREATIVE color blocking LETS YOU EXPLORE ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL. Adventure travel may not be your thing but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore the bright and colorful world around you— particularly with this these heavenly heels and accessories. When in doubt go bold! Dsquared2 Ocean Drive sandals FarFetch.com

Missoni striped visor FARFETCH.COM

Dsquared2 abstract print shorts FARFETCH.COM

ULISES MERIDA

AGATHA RUIZ DE LA PRADA

HANNIBAL LAGUNA

ON THE RUNWAY

Rula Galayini Rothko clutch FARFETCH.COM

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Runway Images: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid AW15

JUAN VIDAL

SWAY MY WAY ANGEL SCHLESSER

ADD A HINT OF THE TROPICS TO YOUR SUMMER STYLE. Whether you’re headed for St. Trope or planning on a stylish staycation, these palm-inspired accessories are just what you needed to enjoy your vacation in style.

ELENA RIAL

Sophia Webster Malibu Sunset sandals, FarFetch.com

Brigitte cropped top and hot pants set farfetch.COM

Kate Spade New York Breath of Fresh Air I Need A Vacation Clutch coutrue.zappos.COM

Kate Spade New York Nassau sandals coutrue.zappos.COM

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Jimmy Choo Portia sandals, FarFetch.com

JIMMY CHOO Laurita sandals, FarFetch.com

Laurence Dacade Embroidered Leather sandals, FarFetch.com

Jimmy Choo Lance sandals, MyTheresa.com

Monique Lhuillier Ava sandals, FarFetch.com

Sophia Webster Lucita wedge sandals, FarFetch.com


Images: FarFetch.com

HERe’s looking at you ONE OF THE MOST PLAYFUL SUMMER ACCESSORIES, WE’RE HEAD OVER HEELS FOR THEse stylish sunglasses. FROM EMBELLISHED CAT EYE FRAMES TO ROCKSTAR-WORTHY DESIGNS, THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE—AND every OCCASION.

MOSCHINO Teddy bear print bomber jacket, FarFetch.com

MOSCHINO Teddy bear print bomber jacket, FarFetch.com

MOSCHINO Teddy bear print bomber jacket, FarFetch.com MOSCHINO Teddy bear print bomber jacket, FarFetch.com

MOSCHINO Teddy bear print bomber jacket, FarFetch.com

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elevate your style WISH YOU WERE HERE WHO NEEDS POSTCARDS WHEN YOU HAVE THESE TRAVELINSPIRED SNEAKERS FROM DOLCE & GABBANA? PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE BRAND’S ITALIAN HERITAGE, THE leather uppers are printed with waterside scenes from one of our favorite Italian cities, venice.

DOLCE & GABBANA printed leather sneakers, MyTheresa.com


PHOTOGRAPHY MANI ZARRIN

IN HER SHOES FROM HEAVENLY HEELS TO SUMPTUOUS SWIMWEAR, ktb is transforming the way we see resort wear—and ourselves.

T

ara Bryan Burner has been creating heavenly heels for more

swimwear that meets the needs of 30-40-year-old fashionable women.

than a decade. Now, she’s turning her expertise to swimwear

There is an abundance of swimwear designed for young surfer girls,

with the launch of KTB—Kill the Buddha. Featuring

and women in their twenties. There is also a lot of brands that target

figure-flattering silhouettes and eye-catching designs, these

older women, that promise to tuck and flatten, but feel like a girdle

creations are all about hitting the beach in style—and comfort.

or are just too much coverage and not enough attitude! My goal is to design a line that is sexy and stylish, while taking into consideration

It’s such a long journey from concept to creation, what’s been

the differences that make each one of our bodies unique and beautiful.

the most humbling experience launching KTB? For me, that

Also, KTB swimwear offers pieces like our Bohdi swim necklace, an

was admitting that I can’t do everything. I went into this with a clear

original design that can be worn by itself for the more daring woman,

vision of what I wanted my brand to look like, and who my customer

or as a layering piece. We want our swimwear to be playful, versatile

is. What I learned quickly was that starting a label is so much more

and beautiful.

than just making great items, but rather about creating a cohesive line of product with a powerful message that is obvious to the consumer.

How would you want women to feel in KTB? I want our women

It wasn’t until I accepted the fact that I didn’t know everything, and

to feel empowered, confident, and sexy while comfortable in KTB. We

connected with individuals that had skill sets I lacked, that I started to

know she is hardworking, and we want her time in a swimsuit to be

see my brand come together in a way that matched my vision.

spent relaxing, having fun and feeling like her best self. Our message is: “Embrace your beautiful.” Our goal, to remind her she is, one

How do you think your designs stand out in the competitive world of swimwear? I think there is a real void in the market for

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swimsuit at a time. KTBSwimwear.com — A.G.


by design futuristic. diverse. Feminine. jayda hany combines the best in technology and tradition.

J

ayda Hany always

lasting techniques,” explains Hany.

dreamed of working in

“I love seeing the end result of

fashion—womenswear

combining all these materials and

in particular. Her focus

methods together into a finished

shifted to footwear when she moved

product, a shoe.”

from Egypt to attend the London

College of Fashion. Having studied

of materials, Hany’s creations can

Architectural Engineering at the

seem to resemble a kind of footwear

American University in Cairo, Hany

Frankenstein with plastics, leather,

had begun to see her architectural

vinyl, rubber and stainless steel all

background influence her hobby

featured in one shoe. But it’s this

of fashion design. She started to

unique take on design that has seen

generate structurally based shoes

her attract the eye of footwear lovers

that definitely stood out from the

the world.

crowd.

“I always tend to come

Working with a variety

Futuristic, diverse and

feminine is how this up-and-coming

up with complex designs,” says

designer likes to refer to her work.

Hany. “I start with complicated

“My designs strive to empower

and then narrow my designs down

women to break free from the norms

by simplifying them. It’s a lengthy

dictated by others,” explains Hany.

process that I find absolutely

“Nothing is sexier than feeling strong

necessary. I always have to remind

and confident.”

myself that the strongest designs are

the simplest in showing my concept

launching her first commercial

clearly.”

line, this is definitely one designer

For Hany, it’s the ability

to mix her architectural background

Currently working on

to watch. JaydaHany.com — ANASTASIA RUBIN

with a love of fashion that appeals to her sense of creativity. Her designs balance the latest technological innovations with traditional footwear techniques.

“I tend to mix the usage of

Structural and Architectural Design, 3D technology and traditional hand

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FROM CONCEPT TO CREATION footwear designer Nienke van Dee on the pain and pleasure involved in inspired design.

D

utch footwear and accessory designer Nienke Van Dee

knows all to well the challenges of taking a design

Eindhoven and graduated in Product Design from Arnhem at ArtEZ

from concept to creation. “The biggest challenge

Academy of the Arts. She also studied at the Dutch Healthtec

within the design process for me, is that you have

Academy with Shoe Craft and Design in Utrecht. A passion for

Van Dee studied for three years at the Design Academy in

your ideas and have to make it reality,” says Van Dee. “Concepts in

product design combined with her boundless creativity is her ticket

your head can become so crazy and absurd that there is no way to

to success.

realize them. You have to constantly think about how am I going

to translate this into a wearable shoe. So for me, it is definitely

and creativity,” says Van Dee. “You can have the most amazing

the translation from concept to creation—every design again—that

ideas and techniques in your head and translate that into a

makes it challenging and fun.”

footwear.”

Van Dee’s work is characterized by minimalist

“I love that it is such a great product to mirror your ideas

For 2016, shoe lovers can expect more from this talented

constructions, female influences, unusual use of materials and a

designer with the release of her new collection entitled, Skinned.

strong eye for detail. The designs find their origin in her fascination

For those who may not be able to wait, the designer also creates

for excess in images and material. “The idea of shape as a tool for

custom-made designs. Check out her website for more information.

transformation is what drives me,” says Van Dee. “New possibilities

NienkeVanDee.com — NICOLE ROSS

in material inspire me.”

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SEA CHANGE for designer and artist kermit tesoro, shoes are The exclamation point of our clothing sentence.

Y

ou won’t find Kermit Tesoro’s heels in your local

mall—just as you won’t find a Picasso in any old

the “Polyposis,” made of wood. “Polyposis” is truly a work

home goods store. Tesoro’s designs are pieces

of art—and the perfect summer-inspired heavenly heel.

of wearable art that challenge our preconceived

It’s designed to look like the tentacles of an octopus are

Perhaps his most famous and recognizable heel is

notions of footwear design.

organically wrapping around the foot. Painted in jewel tones

to match the richness of a deep blue ocean, the shoes even

Hailing from the Philippines, Tesoro first became

involved in footwear while searching for shoes to match his

feature painted suckers. There are no extra straps or supports

clothing designs. Finding inspiration in personal experience

besides the sculpted tentacles; those serving as the platform,

and a new found design awareness, it makes sense that Tesoro

upper and heel.

fell into footwear design in such a natural way. For Tesoro,

shoes are “the exclamation point of our clothing sentence.”

my mind,” says Tesoro. “But I was clueless where to begin

and how to compose my imagination to reality without

At twenty seven, Tesoro already has a plethora of

“The idea of Polypodis has always been inside

accomplishments and acclaim to his name. He is renowned

compromising the expression. I think, if you love a pair of

for his unique designs, and is a favorite amongst celebrities—

shoes enough, you’ll find a way to wear then.”

including Lady Gaga. His shoes can be spotted at Spielzeug

Welten Museum Basel in Switzerland and at MoBA

creative process by following his Instagram, @kermittesoro,

Netherlands, in fashion publications, and Rockstar Chic, a

where the designer posts progress pictures from concept to

trendy coffee table book on fashion in New York.

construction.

“In my opinion, I think the real challenge is

Heel lovers can get an inside peak into Tesoro’s

Tesoro is currently working on new designs, but is

outmaneuvering my comfort design sensibility,” says Tesoro.

in no rush to debut them. Like a true artist knows, art cannot

Clearly, Tesoro’s designs are not for those looking for a

be forced and it cannot be rushed; the designs will be ready

simple, everyday shoe. The heels he creates are special and

when they’re ready. Although unsure of what the designs will

bursting with personality. Take his “Oil Spiller” heel, which

be and where the inspiration will come from this time, one

is featured in Rockstar Chic. “Oil Spiller” looks like the type

thing that can be counted on is that innovation is sure to be

of heel worn by a fashion editor in a post-apocalyptic world.

included. When asked if his designs were meant to be worn

It sports a large platform that stretches out towards the back

or admired, Tesoro answered perfectly, “I’ll just leave it to the

of the shoe. This genius design compensates for the lack of

audience.” Facebook.com/KermitTesoro — Kelly Armetta

an actual heel that extends to the ground, offering stability and balance. Made of leather and acrylic, the heel legitimately looks like dripping oil—it’s absolutely mesmerizing.

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The New Wave Photographed by Maryna Kopylova Styled by Maryna Kopylova & Alina Aleshenko


From right to left: AMY VERMONT blouse; JOHN F.GEE top; Vintage dress; RIVER ISLAND dress.

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JOHN F.GEE blouse.

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TWIN SET dress; & other StORIES shoes.


From left to right: QS clothing dress; Dondup jeans; Vintage dress.


River Island dress; ZARA coat.

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Vintage blouse.

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AMY VERMONT top; Pull and Bear shorts.


QS clothing dress; Dondup jeans; OYSHO hat; & Other Stories shoes.


Vintage dress. Makeup &Hair: Elena Kuksa Models: ANASTASIA, DIANA, DIANA and alina for i am model


innovation WELCOME TO THE FUTURE OF FASHION. Michelle Huie, founder of VIM & VIGR compression legwear, HELPS US UP OUR SOCK GAME. Are all socks created equal? There are a ton of options out there when it comes to types of socks, even when comparing different types of compression socks! The key is research. Make sure you’re actually buying a true graduated compression sock because technically, anything tight could be classified as “compression,” but only graduated compression socks provide the health benefits that are documented in clinical studies, so not all socks in this case, offer equal health benefits. A few things to keep in mind when buying a true graduated compression socks: First, make sure the producer is actually using medical knitting machines when creating the socks. Adding extra spandex to a regular pair of socks does not provide the same health benefits, and you will notice the difference after wearing a pair of these socks for the afternoon. Second, check that there are compression levels listed. For example, VIM & VIGR has two compression levels for our legwear, 15-20 mmHg and 20-30 mmHg because different bodies require more or less assistance. If there is not a compression level clearly marked, I would question why this isn’t listed. The last item is to look that the company has listed their products with the Food and Drug Administration.     What should you own in terms of the perfect sock wardrobe? Much of this depends on your own lifestyle. If you open a woman’s sock drawer, most of us will have different fabrics and type of socks depending on what we’re doing and what we’re wearing. We designed VIM & VIGR with versatility in mind. When I head to the gym, I often wear my nylon or moisture-wick nylon socks because I like a thinner sock for workouts. However, during the winter, I love wearing the wool collection because of the added warmth. We created different patterns available in four different fabrics so that our customers have styling and color options to fit their needs and preferences. A priority of mine in creating VIM & VIGR was that there was a stylish compression option for all year round use.   Do sock gremlins exist? Yes! We’ve had customers ask if we could sell just a single sock because one of their socks mysteriously walked off. Before we launched the Men’s collection, we had women tell us stories of how they could never find their VIM & VIGR socks, and later they realized that their husbands were stealing them! Luckily, we now have a Men’s Collection to keep the peace at home. You never know what or who is taking your socks! 

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What function can socks play in our lives in terms of health and well-being? You would be amazed at how a pair of the right socks can positively impact your health. What makes VIM & VIGR special is that we play at the intersection of fashion and function, which helps more people feel comfortable wearing compression socks and reap the benefits compression has to offer (reduced leg aches and fatigue, speedier recovery after tough workouts and/or sports-related injuries like shin splints and more energized legs). In the past, compression socks were all about function; the health boosts were undeniable but because they didn’t prioritize on some of the less medically focused wishes of the consumer, the socks looked like they belonged in a hospital. This left compression as always associated with illness, injury or old age, and alienated many people. By creating a compression line that is stylish and available in a variety of fabrics, we’ve opened up the benefits to a variety of people who would have been disinterested in compression beforehand. Also, there’s something to be said when you accessorize your outfit with a killer statement sock.   How did you become involved with the sock world? I never thought that I would start a compression legwear company. It all came about really from my own personal need, which is how I think many new brands begin. When I moved to Missoula, Montana from New York City, I found myself sitting for long periods of time at my new job as a pharmaceutical rep, leaving my legs achy and sore, and with new questions about my health. I mentioned my new sedentary situation and accompanying discomfort to a physical therapist and he recommended I try compression socks. But what I found was that the compression industry swayed toward either athletic gear or socks geared around medical use and was unable to find any type of compression legwear that I could seamlessly incorporate into my daily lifestyle. Thus, VIM & VIGR was born as a high-quality compression legwear line with stylish designs to be worn all day, any day. Now I think about socks so much, sometimes I feel like the woman who lives in a shoe. What are the most interesting technological advances when it comes to sock design/manufacturing? One of the most exciting things we’re seeing more of in the apparel industry is the introduction of 3-D printing. This allows you create designs and fabric combinations more immediately, which VIM & VIGR takes advantage of. We use some of the concepts of 3-D printing in the development of our designs by using the medical knitting machines that provide a circular knit, which mimics 3D printing technology. In terms of compression specifically, the medical knitting machines have become much more sophisticated over the past several years. The impressive strides in technology have allowed us to incorporate more fun and detailed designs while still achieving a graduated compression sock. We’ll have even more patterns coming out this fall, stay tuned! — VimVigr.com


online confessions BEHIND-THE-SCENES AT OUR FAVORITE ONLINE DESTINATIONS.

MEET best friends Ruta Labrence and Anda Auksmukste, FOUNDERS OF YOUR NEW FAVORITE E-COMMERCE STORE Lab No.25. What was the inspiration behind LabNo25.com? We both come from a fashion background and have always wanted to create something new for the industry. When the opportunity opened to create a carefully curated contentdriven platform, we capitalized on it. We wanted for fashionforward up-and-comers to have a destination to shop for premium emerging and established brands in an atmosphere comparable to high-end luxury retailers. What does an average day look like for you? The answer is probably true for most entrepreneurs… Every day looks different! We always start by answering emails and planning the day ahead. Usually afternoons are for meetings. Our daily tasks vary, but we’re constantly working on our website’s development; updating the site, uploading new products, and creating new content. How do you decide what to stock? Whenever we select new designers, we make sure there is a great product and brand that will add value to the customer. We also look for a great story behind the brand that helps bring the brand

to life. Before buying a garment, we do trend research and think of what trends our customers would like and actually wear. We want to make sure that the garment would actually fit into the life of our customer, and the practicality, quality and durability are important elements we consider. Do you ever want to run away with the merchandise? We absolutely want to run away with the garments! We do the purchasing ourselves, and our personal touch is incorporated. We select garments that we would wear, and the buying is a strategic process. Many times we see pieces that we fall in love with, and decide to add to the selection, even if they weren’t part of the original plan. What exciting developments do you have planned for the future? In the future, we want to work on more exclusive collaborations with designers to create capsule collections only available on our site. We already have a collaboration in the works that we’re excited to bring to LabNo25.com.

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join the pack LET US INTRODUCE YOU TO THE NEXT BIG THING IN FITNESS. Former special forces operator Chris Finn has teamed up with fellow fitness expert Sebastian Morel-Ferreira to present The Pack Outdoor Gym, a series of group exercise classes that combine the best in fitness with the beauty of Manhattan’s parks. We caught up with Finn (pictured)—an Australian ex-pat—to talk workouts, exercise and the joys of transporting 800lbs of gym equipment through the busy streets of New York City. What is The Pack Outdoor Gym? The Pack Outdoor Gym is a unique and comprehensive small group fitness experience. We are changing the way that outdoor group fitness classes are seen. We combine everything you love about indoor group fitness classes—like kettle bells, weights and a variety of agility and conditioning equipment—with everything you love about the amazing parks of New York City. How did the idea come about? The idea for the pack came about when I was outside at Rockefeller Plaza on a sunny day. I noticed how everybody from the local area came out of the office to eat lunch in the sunshine. This indicated to me that just like myself, other people living in New York craved sunlight and fresh air. New Yorkers also like fitness, so I started wondering why more people were not combining the two together. I looked into some outdoor fitness classes being run at the time and even took a few and quickly realized what the problem was. Without variety, the class becomes boring very quickly and without equipment it’s difficult to achieve. There is only so much that can be done with bodyweight and park benches. What’s your fitness background? My background in fitness began when I was living in Australia and serving in the Army. I spent five years as a paratrooper before successfully completing the selection process for special forces. During the process of special forces entry I had the opportunity to learn from some of Australia’s leading fitness experts, and during this time, I found my passion for fitness. Before moving over to the United States, I began studying to become a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. I am now a qualified fitness professional in Australia and The United States, having gained my CPT from NASM. When I first arrived in the United States, I began working at Equinox where I became a Tier 3 qualified trainer. I also am a kettle bell instructor having gained my level two through StrongFirst, the kettle bell industry leaders.

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What kind of fitness level is required to join The Pack Outdoor Gym sessions? The Pack is a totally customizable class. Our experience allows us to run a challenging class for anybody of any fitness level, age or gender. Whether you are a first-time client attending, or a veteran athlete you can expect a great work at from our class. We also teach a movement at the beginning of each class with the intention of enhancing the skills of our class progressing everybody towards the sexier activities (if that is their desire) in a safe and efficient manner. We’re in love with your Pack bike, how did you come up with that idea? The question for the class became how do we get gym equipment to the park? In the metropolitan area, you often cannot drive to a park—and certainly cannot park there for an extended period—which ruled out a motorized vehicle of any kind. The idea for The Pack bike came about from my memory of tricycles being used to transport heavy loads of ammunition around the military bases in Afghanistan. When I teamed up with Sebastian MorelFerreira to leverage his years of experience in the fitness industry and help turn this crazy idea into an actual business, we both agreed that if the bikes work in Afghanistan, there should be no reason they wouldn’t work to deliver gym equipment to the New York city parks. It must be pretty hard to ride, have you met a hill you can’t climb yet? Haha, yeah it is quite difficult to ride. The intention is to leave the bikes fully loaded in various parking garages around New York City as close as possible to the location of the class. I definitely do not want to have to ride 800lbs of gear too far. As for the hills, just getting out of the parking garage is hard enough. It is more a question of Route selection—try to avoid any real inclines. How can people join The Pack Outdoor Gym? People can sign up for classes through our website at ThePackOutdoor. com and by selecting their preferred location (currently Central Park in Manhattan and Gantry Plaza State Park in LIC). You can also book directly through your Mind Body account, or on our Facebook page “The Pack Outdoor Gym.” To stay up to date with our special events and community activities people can follow our Instagram @thepackoutdoor.


H ER SAY travel faux pas WHAT’s one shoe that should be banned from international travel?

“Crocs. For gardening? Fine. For international travel? Absolutely not.” — Ashley “Definitely UGGS! I get that long haul flights can be exhausting, but let’s bring back a little glamour!” — Jemma “Flip flops. Nobody ever got upgraded in a pair of flip flops.” — Avery

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H IS SAY

“Is ‘bare foot’ a shoe? I’ve seen people at an airport gate with no shoes on at all. Why?” — Frank “Anything potentially smelly. There’s no where to escape when you’re sitting next to someone with smelly shoes.” — Allan


WELL HEELED HOT SEAT we put the ALWAYS STYLISH LARA EURDOLIAN of prettyconnected.com IN OUR WELL HEELED HOT SEAT. Flats or five inches? Flats when no one is looking, chic flats when you’re on the move. Five inches when it’s time to impress. Overdressed or underdressed? Under-dressed with that one accent heel or accessory that puts you at par with the rest of the crown. Sequins or satin? Sequins! What’s your fashion mantra to the masses? Always have fun. If you could be one shoe what would you be? Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies black pumps. You match everything, can go anywhere and will always be looked at as chic and timeless.


Morning Bright ring, DaouJewellery.com

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THE INCREDIBLE DESIGNS OF DALIA DAOU JEWELLERY. Describe your designs in three words: Elegant. Modern. Thoughtful.

What’s one thing jewelry design has taught you about life? Every person likes something different.

How did you get started in the jewelry industry? I trained in gemology at the GIA, design at Holts and Central Saint Martins after a lifetime of familiarity with fine jewelry and art practice. Daou was originally founded in 1930, in another world though and after an interrupted history I have revived the jewelry family name in London. Debuting with the Stars collection, followed by Sunset Sunrise modern impressionistic colorful pieces, Sparks and Quanta collections, all referencing light in its wondrous forms, colors and effects.

What’s your greatest professional accomplishment to date? Being shortlisted for the U.K. Jewellery Awards New Designer of the Year (the winner has yet to be announced). Showing at London Fashion Week. What’s one thing people would never guess about you? I have a degree in Physics.

What materials do you most like to work with? 18 carat gold and white gold, diamonds, and all the colored gemstones from opal to sapphires in all their shades.

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Priceless means: Irreplaceable, whether jewels, people or memories.


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jason scott’s success is your MAN’S gain.

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nown for combining the softest cotton blends with classically tailored garments, Jason Scott brings modern, casual sensibility to New York City’s West Village with the opening of his first-ever retail store at 48 8th Avenue. “When I first launched the brand, I had no fashion background and was going into a completely different industry,” says Jason Mandler, the designer behind Jason Scott. “Now, after only three years, we have this store in New York City which is a huge milestone and a dream come true for us, giving us a footprint in one of the most amazing and competitive cities in the world, among the best brands in the world.” The NYC flagship store will feature the latest releases from the SS16 collection such as the best-selling Dip Dye Crews and French Terry Shorts. It also stocks Frame Denim, Garrett Leigh Sunglasses and the most recent issues of Kinfolk and MAN of the WORLD magazines—to ensure your man is well rounded. Providing a new shopping destination for New Yorkers to pick up comfortable, wearable pieces that reflect an effortless aesthetic, Jason Scott will also offer same-day delivery for customers in the area. The store is open seven days a week and offers private styling appointments. Welcome to the neighborhood! I know my man definitely is in need of a style makeover. JasonScottClothing.com — JULIA STUART


KNOW THY DESIGNER WE ASKED SOME OF OUR FAVORITE JEWELRY DESIGNERS, WHAT’S ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD NEVER GUESS ABOUT YOU?

Ornella Iannuzi “My age.” ornella-iannuzzi.com

YASMINE EVERLEY “Sometimes I work as a sales assistant and don’t let on that the jewelry on display is my own. You get the most honest feedback when you work anonymously! “ YasmineEverley.com

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MICHELLE OH “I giggle when I’m nervous. “ Michelle-Oh.com


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BEAUTY


FROM THE LATEST IN COLLABORATIONS TO TRIED-AND-TESTED FAVORITES, OUR EDITORS SHARE THEIR FAVORITE BEAUTY GO-TOS.

With a multi-vitamin complex, these unique foundation not only provides optimum coverage, but also improves your skin’s health and hydration. Combining three, unique polymers it forms a flexible matrix that moves seamlessly with your skin delivering a high-performance foundation that hides imperfections for flawless coverage for up to 24+ hours. COVERPROOF Foundation, Wunder2.com

Add volume to your look with these Aroo false eyelashes from Coco’s Lash Bar. Reusable and durable, these vegan lashes can be worn up to 10 times. Delivered to your door, there’s no reason not to elevate your look this summer. COCO’S LASH BAR Aroo Lashes, CocosLashBar.com

LOG ONTO HEAVENHASHEELS.COM FOR MORE heavenly beauty products Supersmile Quikee is an instant, onthe-go stain removing formula that guarantees whiter teeth and fresher breath without brushing or rinsing. Calprox & Urea Hydrogen Peroxide work to whiten and brighten your smile while Calcium and Phosphates re-mineralize tooth enamel. No filter necessary! SUPERSMILE Quikee, SuperSmile.com

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EDITOR’S PICKS


Beauty starts from within and Neocell’s beauty infusion supplement is the perfect place to start. The drink mix is infused with essential nutrients that work together to strengthen hair, skin, and nails while simultaneously hydrating skin and providing antioxidant power against environmental damage. Whip yourself up a refreshing collagen cocktail this summer. NEOCELL Beauty Infusion, BedHead.com

Sizzle this summer with Inglot’s luscious lipsticks. Infused with vitamin E and apricot kernel oil, this formula provides both an easy and even application with serious pigment payoff. Nonsticky and long-lasting, choose from 150+ flattering shades to suit your summer mood. INGLOT Lipstick, InglotCosmetics.com

Featuring an easy, one-step application, add Wunderbrow to your makeup arsenal this Summer for the perfect brow in under two minutes. Utilizing exclusive Permafix technology and proprietary Hair Fiber Complex, it lasts for days and is clinically proven to be water-proof, transfer-proof and budge-proof! WUNDERBROW Wonder2, Wunder2.com

Bid farewell to acne with Province Apothecary’s new Clear Skin Advance. It combines a spot treatment and serum to fight even the toughest acne. The powerful formula uses a special Advanced Botanical Complex to stimulate the skin’s natural healing power fighting bacteria, reducing inflammation and combating cystic blemishes. PROVINCE APOTHECARY Clear Skin Advanced, ProvinceApothecary.com

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eye on beauty CURATED BEAUTY PRODUCTS DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR. That’s the beauty of beyond her blush. we talk to founder Michelle Grundman about life in the FABULOUS lane.

What was the inspiration behind Beyond Her Blush? I love the element of surprise. Getting a surprise box every month is exciting and something to look forward to. Ever since I was little, I was always a fan of the “fruit of the month club”, etc. Beauty and fashion have always been my passion. I was excited to try the beauty boxes on the market but when I did, I wasn’t sure how to use some of the products. In addition, I didn’t necessarily have all the products needed to get the “look.” That’s when I new there was a void to be filled. What makes Beyond Her Blush so unique? Instead of creating another box, I offer a beauty kit that gives you stepby-step instructions on how to use the products (while still maintaining the element of surprise!). It’s also curated by celebrity artists, so you are getting looks that are on-trend by the ultimate professionals who specialize in a particular category.

What’s your personal beauty philosophy? It’s all about confidence. You just need a dab of lipstick or smokey shadow that instantly enhances your look and the way you feel! That’s exactly where the name “Beyond her Blush” came from. We want our customers to feel beautiful and exert confidence. Go beyond the blush, feel beautiful because you are. What’s your biggest beauty pet peeve? Noticeable foundation that stops at the jawline. I want to stop every person I see and let them know that haven’t blended their makeup all the way. What exciting plans do you have in the works for 2016? We’ve partnered with some incredible high-end designers, stylists and makeup artists to curate boxes as well as having up-and-coming brands participate in different boxes. I’m very excited to see what the rest of 2016 holds for Beyond her Blush. — BeyondHerBlush.com

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HOROSCOPES By Manish Kumar Arora K.P. Astrologer, Numerologist, Tarot Card Reader & Vastu Consultant. Facebook.com/ManishAstroConsultant Aries (21 March – 19 April): This is a great month to embark on a new venture as you definitely won’t run out of energy. Just take the time to choose your path before rushing in. This period signifies the winds of change. You are destined for greatness and success. You need to fully own what is possible and what you are capable of—those amazing ideas, they are going to pay off for you. Life is feeling much more balanced this month. It’s a good month for collaboration as wherever you go you bring a sense of peace, balance and harmony. Favorable dates: July 1, 3, 10, 12, 19, 21. Favorable colors: Yellow & Blue.

Cancer (21 June – 22 July): This month begin to practice putting all of your focus, energy and action on what you want to manifest and let the powers that be do the rest. Stand tall, stand confident and let the world see all of the amazing tricks you have up your sleeve. Things may feel up in the air, constantly changing, or just plain unclear, but there is still a lot that you can feel grounded in and see the fruits of your labor. Love wise you‘re inspired to be closer than you‘ve been, open up your innermost thoughts and let yourself be emotionally healed from the past. Favorable dates: July 2, 7, 11, 16, 20, 25. Favorable colors: Yellow & Red.

Taurus (20 April – 20 May): You are getting into an upswing month. You’ve got to commit to a path and start moving so that the commitment energy will get the magical wheels in motion because it is a sign to the Universe that you are ready. You will be business focused, maybe a bit stubborn but very well respected in your field. You will open up the floodgates for all of the amazing things wanting to enter. An emotional tidal wave is coming your way, so it‘s time to buckle up and get ready for a wild ride. Favorable dates: July 1, 9, 10, 18, 19, 27. Favorable colors: White & Blue.

Leo (23 July – 22 August): You can come up with ideas that lead to good opportunities for you. You can also find luck through siblings or neighbors. You can come home if you’re abroad, complete a writing project, or finish a course of study. You’re more defensive of your beliefs, and if you feel threatened, you’ll defend them strongly, but you’re not as open to other people’s beliefs, and need to remember that they’re entitled to their own beliefs just as much as you are. Long-distance collaborations or relationships with foreigners will have an impact on your career. Favorable dates: July 3, 5, 12, 14, 21, 23. Favorable colors: Yellow & Red.

Gemini (21 May – 20 June): You will have a lot of things competing for your time and priorities bubbling up constantly. You will long for perfection. You might have a rather rigid attitude or deal with a short-sighted partner. There is a call here to open your mind and expand out of seeing the world in black and white. It is about removing your filters and putting yourself more in other people’s shoes. You‘ll be able to make up for the things you said and did, possibly with interest, possibly with begging, and possibly with some serious hard work. Favorable dates: July 1, 9, 10, 19, 20, 29. Favorable colors: Yellow & Blue.

Virgo (23 August – 22 September): You can set new goals for yourself and work hard at them. You’re focused and disciplined, and you’ll work as hard as you need to so you can achieve what you hope to achieve. You just have to make sure you don’t suffer a case of tragic ambition, or else you’ll push everyone in your life away by being so distant. You may resolve a health issue, or see one get worse, depending on how you’ve been treating you health. You crave structure and order, and without that, you can’t focus or be productive. Favorable dates: July 3, 6, 12, 15, 21, 24. Favorable colors: Yellow & White.

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Libra (23 September – 22 October): This is a good time to go back to a job you used to have, or to try treatment for a health problem that you’ve tried before Trouble can arise with coworkers, you have fights or misunderstandings with them, or some of them leave. Your work can be sub- par for some reason. You can lose or quit your job. You can see a health issue return, and you have to deal with it again. If single, you can go through a dry spell. If attached, you can fight or have misunderstandings with your partner. Some of you may see an old love return. Favorable dates: July 2, 3, 11, 12, 20, 21. Favorable colors: Purple & White.

Capricorn (22 December – 19 January): You work quickly, efficiently, and are productive, and you won’t stop until you get everything done. You’re more practical, good with the details, and can gather the facts you need. You can also feel stronger and more vital, and decide to try to improve your health through diet, exercise, or some other lifestyle changes. You may experience issues in your relationships. You have a hard time understanding your loved ones, and vice versa. You have lots of little fights and misunderstandings. You may feel like you should walk away from a relationship, though that might not stick. Favorable dates: July 6, 8, 15, 17, 24, 26. Favorable colors: White & Green.

Scorpio (23 October – 21 November): You are buzzing with excitement, and ready to embark on new journeys, paths and projects. You will not stick to anything too long though, and can be a little impulsive too. This can be a good time to do something that is mutually beneficial to you and someone else, or to deal with other people’s money. You see the changes that need to be made, and you want to make them so you can improve your life. You’re a little more serious, and you crave more intimacy in your life, so you may cling a little to loved ones. Favorable dates: July 2, 7, 11, 16, 20, 25. Favorable colors: Grey & Red..

Aquarius (20 January – 18 February): You focus more on your future, and what your hopes and dreams are, and can try to get closer to achieving them. You embrace what it is that makes you who you are, and want to be a unique, independent person. You can spend more time with your friends, may join a new group or take up a cause you believe in. You may come across as more gregarious, outgoing, and wandering. Your creative self can come out, and you let your artistic side shine. If you have children, they can be in the spotlight. Favorable dates: July 4, 9, 13, 18, 22, 27. Favorable colors: Red & Blue.

Sagittarius (22 November - 21 December): If you’ve been doing things the right way, you can finish a project that gets you attention in your career, get promoted or closer to the career you hope to have, or be in the public eye for your work. If you haven’t, you can experience setbacks and delays with your career and life path. You may feel that you need to change the path you’re on, and consider an entirely new direction or career change. Your sense of safety and security can take a hit in some way. This is a good time to quit a bad habit, and to take your health seriously. Favorable dates: July 1, 3, 10, 12, 19, 21. Favorable colors: White & Red.

Pisces (19 February – 20 March): You can commit yourself to more people, projects, and plans, and have a much more compromising attitude. You prefer having someone by your side, and don’t want to do much alone. You want the one-on-one attention, and want to grow closer to your loved ones. You can give them attention, and help them out with whatever they may need. You can settle a dispute with a sibling or neighbor, or cut ties with them. If single, you don’t meet anyone who interests you, or only want to get back together with an ex. If attached, you can feel less love and express less affection. Favorable dates: July 1, 4, 10, 13, 19, 22. Favorable colors: White & Yellow.


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