The ladies of the music world positively glowed in gold as they made their way across the red carpet:
Chrissy Teigen channeled old Hollywood glamour in her gorgeous gold gown by Johanna Johnson.
Taylor Swift went platinum in shimmer by Gucci.
Amber Rose rocked golden stripes by Naeem Kahn.
Chiara brought maternity glam to the red carpet in her Emilio Pucci devoré gown.
Rita Ora wore a simple Lanvin frock in gold with a patina effect.
January is the most popular month to start a diet and exercise regime, as many resolve to get in shape in the coming year.
While it may be widely known that cutting calories is the key to weight loss, most of us don’t know how many calories we need in the first place.
Each of us has our own magic number: the number of calories our body needs just to exist. Even if you lay on the couch all day long, you need energy to keep your body functioning. That amount is called your basel metabolic rate, or BMR. This can be calculated using the Harris-Benedict equation for women:
BMR= 655+ (4.35 x current weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) – (4.7 x age in years). By plugging in your height, weight and age, you will determine the total number of calories you need to exist. Next, multiply your BMR by your activity factor, as estimated below, to get the total number of calories needed per day.
Sedentary: minimal movement: multiply by 1.4
Minimal: office work or 1 hour of moderate activity per day: 1.5
Moderate: Light physical labor during the day, such as light housework, and an active lifestyle: 1.6
Very Active: Athlete, active military personnel, or heavy laborer: 1.9
This new number is amount of calories needed to maintain your current weight.
To lose weight, you need to eliminate calories through consuming less, and/or burning more through activity.
You need to eliminate 3500 calories to lose one pound. With a healthy goal of losing one pound per week, that means you must eliminate 500 calories per day. Most doctors and nutritionists caution against eating less than 1200 calories per day, to maintain good health.
It is a good idea to use a food and activity journal app to help accurately estimate the calories you are consuming, and how many you are burning through exercise.
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Awards season is in full swing, and the ladies of the Golden Globes had their share of red carpet hits and misses.Among the standouts were the beautiful shades of red and coral that turned up in some the the most stunning looks of the evening.
Lupita Nyong’o wowed in a dramatic Ralph Lauren gown with cape-like sleeves.
Julia Louis- Dreyfus channeled old Hollywood in her simple, yet sexy scarlet gown by Narciso Rodriguez.
A very pregnant Drew Barrymore wore scattered blooms by Monique Lhullier.
Taylor Swift shunned her usual sparkles for a beautiful bicolored Carolina Herrera ball gown.
Kyra Sedgwick glowed in coral.
Amy Adams’ Valentino gown in red and burgundy, may have been one of the simplest, yet most striking looks of the night.
Emma Watson was youthful and trendy in her backless Dior coral dress over skinny black pants .
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires has been named the 226thPope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Pope Frances.
As his predecessor, Pope Benedict turns in his red Prada slip-ons and shuts down his Twitter account, “@Pontifex” in preparation for his departure, Cardinal Bergoglio will be finding his way around his new town, and thinking about how to make his mark as the new Pontiff. Once the smoke clears (pun intended) he will need to make some stylistic choices to get this Popedom started.
In honor of the momentous occasion, we have gathered some of the season’s fiercest red shoes for his perusal.
These skull embossed patent leather Alexander McQueen slippers would lend an edgy vibe to the traditional Cossack look.
Nothing screams Italian like a horse bit loafer, and these Gucci patent ones will have him blending in with the locals in no time.
Fashion duo Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2, have created a classic wingtip in rich red. A manly choice.
Perhaps he will choose the iconic Tod’s driving moc, which is perfect for cruising around town in the Popemobile.
For the modern Pope on the go, these DC skateboard shoes are just the thing, offering both comfort and a sense of urban cool.
We’re sure whatever he chooses will be historic. Best of Luck Francis! Glad we could help.
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Because I am too freaking exhausted to write anything coherent tonight, here is a screen grab of my Huffpost Live segment, shot today with Christian Siriano of Project Runway fame.
I will fill you in on all the deets tomorrow, as well as some tidbits from a chance encounter with Tommy Hilfiger today.
Two very different success stories, from two very different men, who both found a unique way to pursue their dreams.Inspiration doesn’t get much better than this!
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