Posted on May 14, 2009 at 1:09PM
Rebecca Romijn, wearing a yellow Christian McCulloch dress and Cartier hoops and cuff, graced the cover of the June 2009 InStyle Sexy Made Simple issue.
New Mom Rebecca of Twins Charlie and Dolly on...How To Be Sexy:
- Practice good posture. You feel and look better, and standing tall makes your clothes hang well. Plus, if you are feeling less than confidant, you will still project attitude.
- Dance. Go out dancing, or dance with your friends or just by yourself in your living room. The point is, just let go. It's fun, and it's good exercise.
- Don't wear your hair the same way every day. Variety is the spice of life.
- Honor requests. If your significant other wants to see you in a certain pair of high heels, a piece of lingerie, or a little black dress, do it. It's a compliment.
- And finally, don't take yourself to seriously. Nobody else does.
Rebecca was asked to share her favorite hair product:
"I love Korane dry shampoo. My hair is always easier to manage when it's a little bit dirty. And since this is a powder, I don't have to wash my hair as often."
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Posted on Mar 30, 2009 at 8:26AM
Posted on Feb 15, 2009 at 5:38AM
American Beauty 44-year-old Sandra Bullock is the cover girl for the March issue of InStyle magazine.
Miss Congeniality star is married to All About Steve actor Jesse James and is step-mom to Jesse's three children.
Highlights of the interview:
I read once you have a “cheat day” once a week when you eat whatever you want. Do you still follow that rule?
“I start Friday night and I end Saturday night. But it is not so regimented. I’ll make lists of what I want to eat this week or next week. I was in the store Marfa and they had this dark chocolate with bacon in it so I’ve gotta try that! I eat really well because I can afford to. Like last night I had brown rice and black beans and some steamed vegetables so today I’m going to have all kinds of good stuff! I love sweets, like Viennese pastry, raw cookie dough, or a nice bowl of Lucky Charms with milk that I eat in bed watching SNL. That’s heaven right there!”
How do you stay in shape?
“People ask, “How do actresses do it?” Um, they pay us to do this in order to look good on film. I do Pilates, kickboxing, weight training. When I’m in Austin, I run or ride a bike. If I can work out every day, I will. But there are times when I won’t do anything for two weeks, and I’m, like, you know what? I talk enough to burn calories.”
What do you tell a girl who feels ugly because she’s not blond or doesn’t have a thin nose
“Welcome to my broken nose! [Her sister accidentally broke it while lifting a garage door when they were younger.] …I was rejected in school because I didn’t look like the big-breasted, beautiful girls. I was awkward and sad. My mother always said, “Be original!” but I didn’t understand until I changed to be like everyone else. Once I fit in, I was like, What have I done? I realized that my friends before were much cooler, with a great sense of humor and a way of looking at the world that was more fun. But if I hadn’t gone through that, I wouldn’t have been driven to make my oddities cool. It’s what made me have a sense of humor and thick skin. It’s like in All About Steve—I’m making fun of everything people have judged me for and put it into one character.”
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Posted on Jan 17, 2009 at 3:58AM
Kate Winslet the big Golden Globe winner (Best Actress for Revolutionary Road and Best Supporting Actress for The Reader) graces the February cover of InStyle magazine.
Why we love Katie: In response to not wanting plastic surgery she said, "I’m a normal human being. I don’t have any desire to change my body as a result of having had two kids. That’s a good thing, isn’t it?"
Why the Katie Crush continues: In response to how Hollywood has changed these past few years she said, "There is so much access to celebrity that it’s become harder to hold on to any mystery as an actress. The audience can have a fixed idea of you in their head."
Why we would bestow the Real Woman Award on Kate Winslet: On not wanting to be referred to as a movie star she said, "I don’t feel like [one] in my life at all, and I don’t particularly think I behave like one. I don’t have my own plane. I don’t have a chef of a trainer. To me, you’re a movie star only during the time when you’re at the Academy Awards or at an important glamorous event. It’s very much a hat that you wear, and as soon as the event’s over, that hat comes off. I’m back to being me and being Mommy, and that’s my priority."
Yes, we have a woman crush.
Posted on Dec 18, 2008 at 5:26AM
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Posted on May 5, 2008 at 6:52AM
Do you feel like an archaeologist could dig through your closet and find evidence of prehistoric clothing?
If your wardrobe is like mine, it could use a vigorous spring cleaning. So like Kathleen Kenyon, one of the most famous archeologists of the 20th century, I dug through my closet yesterday and found some interesting artifacts, some of which were so ancient, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History would pay me for the historical -- hysterical
fashions.But I stumbled
. I started my spring vacation with the idea of purchasing one pair of fabulous white jeans. Instead I bought two pairs of mediocre white jeans for two reasons:
After digging all of the artifacts out of my closet, I thought, "What is the best way to organize my wardrobe?"
I remembered a splendid article I had read in InStyle magazine recently entitled, Shop Your Closet Like an Editor. According to InStyle's fashion director, "It's not about quantity or the big ticket items. It's all in the edit." Employing their Ultimate Wardrobe Worksheet, I plunged into this Sunday project with gusto. Print Your Ultimate Wardrobe Worksheet.
The worksheet contains the following steps:
Step 1. Pick your eight best pieces.
Step 2. Lay them on the floor.
Step 3. Pick your basics.
Step 4. Make a list of what's missing.
Step 5. Create outfits and try them on -- shoes and all.
Step 6. Choose a handbag.
Step 7. Accessorize.
Step 8. Snap a picture of the pieces.
Brains on Fashion: I am working on embracing this maxim --Buy less, buy better, and wear it more often. Not only does it create a little zen in my closet, but it's a better ROI -- return on my investment.
- The elusive fabulous white jean must be a figment of my imagination. Nasty Gravity has been playing games with my derrière and I looked like Droopy Drawers in many of the brands. With fit being more important than brand and no time to visit a tailor, I was forced to shop in the junior's section.
- My white clothing invariably gets decorated with splotches of tomato sauce or dribbles of chocolate milk, so I have a hard time spending big dollars on something that I will have to toss at the end of the season.
Employing the 8 steps to spring cleaning my wardrobe was not only cathartic, but now I have a shopping list of specific items that I need.
Have a great and organized Monday,Beckie