July 31, 2013 | by Sharon Feiereisen
Tracy Anderson shows an exercise from her Pregnancy Project DVD.
Tracy Anderson has built her fitness empire on a reputation for transforming women’s bodies—especially when those abs, thighs, and behinds belong to new mommies. With a track record that includes keeping moms like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez in shape while pregnant, and helping them tone and shed post-baby, the celebrity trainer recently released her second DVD geared toward new mothers, Tracy Anderson's Post-Pregnancy 2 Workout DVD ($30).
July 31, 2013 | by TANYA ZUCKERBROT, MS, RD
Physique 57 combines barre work, cardio, and free weights.
How to look lean, firm, and toned, but still totally feminine this season? Enter Physique 57, the tony barre-based workout that’s this summer’s toast of Bridgehampton, Manhattan, Beverly Hills, and Dubai.
Co-founded by Jennifer Vaughan Maanavi and Tanya Becker, Physique 57 kicks traditional barre training to the next level with its exclusive Interval Overload method that pushes muscles to their fullest potential through a rigorous mix of isometric exercises and orthopedic stretches. This workout definitely isn’t for slackers, but if you’re up to the challenge, be assured that you’ll see quick results and look amazing in a swimsuit.
July 31, 2013
Pashli medium satchel, 3.1 Phillip Lim ($825), available at Fahrenheit 451.
Style-setting East Enders in the throes of summer’s heat are stocking up on cool sartorial essentials from Fahrenheit 451 in Westhampton Beach. Store owner Liz Epstein says printed silk pants and shorts are top sellers, and recommends pairing the look with platform flip-flops for daytime or heels for evening. Yet as summertime shoppers scour the racks for warm-weather wardrobes, autumn collections have already taken off from the runways. What’s the latest for fall? “Leather everything!” says Epstein. “From skinny, tight jeans to baggy sweatpants-style bottoms. If it’s not 100 percent leather, then it has leather trim or a leather detail.” The shop’s 3.1 Phillip Lim bags—including the 31 Hour bag, in neutral and tri-color hues, and the Pashli, in neutrals as well as burgundy, black, and animal prints—along with 3x1 Denim designs are already selling out, according to Epstein. Other trends, including army parkas and utility-inspired pieces, newly popular denim cuts (think straight leg, slouchy, slim leg flares, boot-cut, and ankle-length styles), and hidden-heel booties by Isabel Marant are quickly flying off the shelves, as well. 105 Main St., Westhampton Beach, 288-5724
July 29, 2013 | by cait rohan
Floral patterns have long been associated with summer, but this season’s East End party set are eschewing lighter versions for darker, tougher twists.
July 29, 2013 | by cait rohan
Party-ready red dresses, blazers, and pants are usually reserved for the holiday season, but East Enders thought otherwise at some of the summer’s biggest events this past weekend.