The wedge has been a popular shoe for seasons and though it's always second runner up to the platform it seemed as thought Milan was banking on a breakthrough. While Salvatore Ferragamo invented the wedge, it was Dolce and Gabbana and D&G that did the most with the form this season alongside appearances from Fendi, Marni, Moschino and Frankie Morello.
Our network partner, That's Chic, gave Spring the ol' collage technique. Presenting the trends on a splurge versus steal basis, and driving the point home with fashionistas in the periphery, we think, is a nice way to present what's up-and-coming. Here's our contribution to her acute sense of style, a 5-garment spread of our take on the trends. Now, put on some Sly and The Family Stone and pay close attention to that leather skirt by Marni, Cheap Monday V-trench Coat, and Ksubi Super Skinny Zip Jeans in Uzi Blue Vein.
I am a huge fan of using blocks when practicing yoga. They are often used by beginners and those with injuries to help them modify certain postures, but they are also used by experienced and flexible yogis as tools to get deeper into poses.
Blocks come in many shapes, sizes, and they can be made out of many different materials including cork, foam and bamboo. If you're not sure where to begin, get a 4 inch yoga block and start with that. Once you learn ways to use it, you can figure out of you need to add more blocks to your home studio.
Here's a basic list of the different kinds you can get.
Is it me or does this United Nude Mobius High Wedge Sandal, $146, have a huge cutout in its wedge heel? Talk about out of this world! I feel like the shoe is playing tricks on my eyes. I like the metallic color but the cutout is too extreme for me. What do you all think?
Any girl would be extremely lucky to own a pair of Christian Louboutins, but, unfortunately, not every girl is that fortunate. These Peep-Toe Slingback Espadrilles, $310, are no doubt gorgeous and the perfect way to showoff a Summer pedicure. But, do you really want to pay that much for shoes that must be thrown in the back of your closet once the cold weather strikes?
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I am always looking for a way to do something new, fitness wise. At one point, step aerobics was the latest thing, but that time has since come and gone. You'll still find step classes in almost every gym, but they are not nearly as popular as they once were.
Enter Ramping. I know it sounds a little odd but ramping is very similar to step aerobics (in fact it was created by the very same person that created step aerobics) but it is requires a lot less impact on your joints because instead of stepping up onto a flat step or bench, you lunge on and off an adjustable-incline ramp (half-moon looking contraption pictured above) specifically designed for ramping. Ramping is great for really working your butt and hamstrings. Great for getting those legs short shorts ready this summer. Check out the ramping site online for more information as well as to find a class near you.