Opening Ceremony x Columbia Collab Puts Fashion Into Function

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Shopping for hiking can be a huge headache when trying to find clothing and gear that is fashionable and functional. A solution is seemingly nonexistent and the gear out there can fall into one category or the other. A truly fusterating experience when we represent a demographic that wants both. With fashion slowly infiltrating one sport at a time hiking was waiting in the wing. That is until Opening Ceremony broke ground with American outerwear brand Columbia in their latest collaboration. Every piece in the collection retains all the technical luxuries while boasting revamped silhouettes and paired the perfect color story and fabric selections.

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The 10-piece collection will have you decked out for fall (when it finally makes an appearance). Prices range from $65 to $995 and have given the fashion/function the perfect hiking ensemble. To shop the full collection in stores at Opening Ceremony’s New York, Los Angeles, and Tokyo locations, and online at OpeningCeremony.com. See you all at the top of the mountain.

Winter Sporting Skin Care

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When talking about sports and skincare I assume one can only be referring to summer sun protection. With endless references drilled into our brains through the media about the needs of our skin while playing sports in the summer, it seems everyone had forgotten that winter sports need their own skincare routine.  With the Winter Olympics less than 100 days away it’s the perfect time to prep our skin for the event.

Luckily, Goop beauty editor Jean Godfrey-June has hacked winter skincare needs so we can focus on the sports side of things. No matter what your skin type may be, the sun, wind, and snow will weaken it, dry it out, and prematurely age it if you don’t take precautions. So take a moment to save your skin and read the full article here.

 

Karlie Kloss + NYC Marathon + Adidas by Stella McCartney = One Pretty Tough Model Athlete

Karlie Kloss is taking to the street this weekend for her first ever marathon in NYC. It’s no surprise that her 26. 22 miles will be in style, outfitted head to toe in Adidas by Stella McCartney.   As the face of the latest Adidas Fearless Running campaign, there couldn’t be a better runway debut. Check out the new McCartney Collection here and head over to cheer all the runners on this Sunday!

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After the marathon cool down Kloss won’t have time to put her feet up. Confirming her return to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show she will be headed off to Shanghai later this month trading sneakers in for some higher heels.

Sending good luck wishes to this Model Athlete this weekend!

 

 

 

CICLOTTE MODERN EXERCISE BIKE

The majority of home gym equipment design focuses on function, neglecting aesthetic appeal and lacking the ability to blend into a home’s decor.

Introducing the exception: the Ciclotte could carry the superlative of best looking or possibly best all around. This design-y exercise bike came from one of Milan’s leading designers, Luca Schieppati, and produced by the Italian Lamiflex Group that debuted in 2010. Ciclotte coexists with a home’s design just as would another piece of contemporary furniture.

The center wheel is reminiscent of a 19th century monocle; the bike features sleek design elements such as the carbon handlebar, a touch screen display, and stylish supporting fins for stability.

Style did not impede the functionality; designed to reproduce road bike dynamics it is ideal for high intensity spinning workouts. Ciclotte operates on an epicycloid system, which works by generating a concentrated magnetic field using a copper ring that is rotated at a high speed in front of five magnets. The resistance can be controlled via the touch screen.

Ciclotte will likely retail for £6,800 (read: not cheap) and is available in Carbon, Silver, and Purple. This design has secured a spot as part of the permanent collection on display at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.

 

 

 

Fed by Gouter

Heel–Side back with another DC dossier. This time, we’re profiling the mecca of organic, raw tonics called Gouter. These tasty beverages that you can find at yoga studios and organic markets across DC are NOT juices, and that’s what makes them rave-worthy. They’re based on a water, lemon, coconut nectar, and cayenne base with superfoods added for specific benefits. Stretch, Digest, and Balance are some of our favorites, utilizing ingredients like turmeric, aloe, and spirulina.

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Take them up on a cleanse to get the full benefit of Gouter. Ranging from 3-7 days, you can opt for 6 tonics per day, 5 tonics and a raw superfood salad per day, or 5 tonics and a “melk” per day. They will guide you through the cleanse starting with eating in preparation for your cleanse, delivering the tonics to your door, and ending with instructions on how to reintroduce foods when your cleanse is done. And, because these are tonics, not sugary juices, it really is a reset for your system. We all agreed that even after only 3 days, our sugar cravings (I’m looking at you 3PM peanut M&Ms) were nowhere to be found.

The Noho Lab by Lululemon

Some people love it. Some people hate it. The all day workout wear ensemble, that some people never seem to take off. Now you can take it off, take it all off… and try this on for size. Lululemon high-end, beyond-the-gym Lab offshoot opened their second outpost, first in the U.S., in New York’s NoHo neighborhood this week. 

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Each store concept features store design and merchandising specific to that geographic location. A commonality however lies in the transparency of design: the design and innovation take places 20 feet from where consumers are shopping.

Marcus Le Blanc, head designer of the first U.S. outpost, has a design aesthetic that portrays tailored lines and clean silhouettes, a unique focus in Lululemon’s design direction. Le Blanc is opening the Lab to other design insight by bringing emerging New York designers on board for collaborations, set to launch this coming fall.

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Lululemon, the activewear norm outfitting a majority of every workout class. This stronghold in the athlesure market has furnished the ability to harness technology and customer data to a new market segment.   A part of life removed from gym centric and sweat soaked activities.

Boasting a slightly higher price point, the Lab also offers mens apparel. To get Lab goods you will have to make a Lab field-trip – currently not available through e-commerece purchase. However you can check out the collection HERE.

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Lululemon Lab’s next brick and mortar location hasn’t been released to the public. Although a safe bet can be placed on Los Angeles, London, and Sydney.

Nike Air Max Con NYC

Nike Air Max Con inauguration is in full swing in celebration of the third unofficial Nike Air Max Day.

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Air’s March 24 début runs through the 26 in a multi city birthday bash. In NYC’s Skylight Clarkson Square hosts the pop up space dedicated to Air Max’s iconic design, history and innovation. A unique introduction melding past and present through interactive integration.

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Capsule invite visitors to take part in Nike’s Vote Back program (retro revival of the winning shoe), watch the Masters of Air documentary, curated Air Max-flavored KITH Treats by Ronnie Fieg, and watch your favorite shoes be transformed into art.

Nike has set a sneaker standard and harnessed the power of to transform us all – denominate of sneaker culture.

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JAMES PERSE SAMPLE SALE

Jame Perse SAMPLE S-A-L-E.

Discounts starting at 75% off original retail prices on men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and footwear and furnishings.

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150 Greene St between W Houston and Prince streets 

  • Tuesday, March 22nd – 10am — 8pm
  • Wednesday, March 23rd – 10am—8pm
  • Thursday, March 24th -10am —8pm
  • Friday, March 25th – 10am — 7pm
  • Saturday, March 26th – 10am — 7pm
  •  Sunday, March 27th –  10am — 5pm

Heel-Side is a cult believer in James Perse Los Angeles. The Perse aesthetic can be defined by the their high end design, quality construction, shape and high end fabrication. Aesthetically low maintenance  and high fashion – emphasizing elegance and comfort with the pairing sophistication with simplicity. Excerpt taken directly from JamesPerse.com – who can depict ones presence better than the designer himself.

With the highest in quality and always aesthetically on point pieces there is a pricy point made at every check out. Looking forward to getting some sample steals tomorrow.

Keep and eye out for a boutique hotel by James Perse (currently in development.)

Game On – Single vs. Doubles

Sometimes we just need a little love:love. Wether you are in the mood for singles or doubles here is where you can get on the court in and around the BIG APPLE.

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Scuba Luxe | F.G.R. Exclusive

Fashion Gone Rogue Exclusive: ‘Scuba Luxe’.  Featuring Anna-Christina Schwartz. Photographed by Tane Coffin. Styled by Nicole Adolphe. Hair and makeup by Joel Phillips. A great spread featuring truly functional and stylized scuba-wear. Great work from the talented team at Fashion Gone Rogue.

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Bikini Fella Swim and Cuff Kookai

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Paddle Suit Duskii, Bikini Midnight Swimwear and Necklace Liberte Design

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Origional article: http://www.fashiongonerogue.com/anna-christina-schwartz-tane-coffin-swim-exclusive/#ixzz42w3taTZr

Zara Active Arrival

Zara is the latest big name apparel brand to join in on the ever expanding activewear marketshare.  The capsule includes 56 pieces of gymwear apparel and accessories now available for pre-order HERE.  Every item remains under a $70 price point and from the looks of it will hold true to the standard Zara hallmark – minimal, modern in style silhouettes (simply simple) that will satisfy the need it now retail therapy  without breaking the bank. Until these athlesure pieces reach the consumer a complete review is in queue –  performance tbd. If in fact Zara’s gymwear is inline with functionality – we will can release a review of – into it (pending performance).

 

Zara’s full active capsule caters to outfitting; training, tennis, swimwear, dance, yoga, footwear and select accessories.

For a look at Zara’s first active gymwear arrival collection visit Zara.com.

Nix Netflix and Chill for…

Whether travel, never-ending work hours, or a generally all-over-the-board schedule, there is a lot of pull on life that can leave your workout routine neglected. The simple solution may be streaming. Whenever, wherever workouts and classes accessed anytime/anywhere (with space for a yoga mat and a solid WiFi connection). Here are some viral options for you to try out.

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  • YogaGlo

    YogaGlo’s online classes range from 5-120 minutes, and students can pick between super physical “body” classes to more spiritual or meditative mind and heart classes. The big selling point, though, is that they fly in some of the country’s best yoga teachers, so you get access to incredible resources. In addition, members have access to lectures and workshops by yoga scholars.

  • Tracy Anderson

    This option needs little in the way of introduction: This is the workout that GP does, made available in living rooms everywhere. Tracy films her weekly Master Class, which means that you’re getting the same routine as what goes down in the studio classes—and like a traditional membership, the moves change every week. Die-hards can actually install the signature cardio fly floor in their garages or spare bedrooms for the full experience.

  • Ballet Beautiful

    It’s not really surprising that Mary Helen Bowers’ ballet-based workout chain is growing like crazy; her body does the advertising itself. The streaming workouts are interactive, meaning that thanks to the magic of Skype, instructors can actually see you in your home and offer real-time feedback on your form.

  • Pilatesology

    Since everything happens on the mat, Pilates has lent itself nicely to at-home videos since the days of VHS. For devotees of the old-school style, streaming service Pilatesology is truly an indispensable resource. Workouts can be tailored to fit time availability, skill level, and equipment availability; a membership affords access to everything from beginner mat classes to advanced reformer work.

  • Daily Burn

    At $12.95/month, Daily Burn costs about as much as you’ll probably spend on lunch today, but the payoff is significantly more substantial. The website offers diverse workouts from a stable of in-house instructors, including classes in Pilates, yoga, weightlifting, and cardio. Easy-to-follow meal plans are also included.

  • Yogis Anonymous

    Yogis Anonymous is based out of a homey Santa Monica studio, and the videos on their site are footage of their actual classes. New classes are uploaded frequently, so there’s no risk of boredom, and the lack of staging makes the entire endeavor feel very comfortable and a lot less cheesy. If you live in LA, it’s easy to supplement the convenience of the digital classes with the community of their real-life studio.

  • Peloton

    The concept behind Peloton is pretty genius if you’re a spin fan: purchase one of their bikes for your home, and you’ll get access to live and on-demand spin classes taught in their New York studio from the screen mounted to your bike. Those with a competitive streak will appreciate that metrics are displayed throughout the ride (if you’d rather not know, you can always collapse that view). In addition to their classic indoor classes, they offer outdoor-style rides with professional cyclists through their partnership with the Garmin team.

     

Fashion Freewheeling

A beautiful feature in this seasons The Gentlewoman Spring/Summer 2016. Freewheeling shot by Daniel Riera captures sisters Andrea & Julia Wilshusen mid ride.

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Sweating ADay

Heel-Side is taking a look at the fashion fitness label ADAY.  ADAY targets the millennial consumer (or those that have acclimated the characteristics embraced by this generation) of the work hard – play hard a constant push-pull of work life balance and flexibility. So much to do and so little time.

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Founders Nina Faulhaber and Meg He partnered up while working at Goldman Sachs over their mutual love of boutique fitness. The developed the line to solve a daily struggle of their own; intelligent busy women with endless work life balance, exercising and staying healthy being one of them. The current marketplace athlesure offerings were lacking the versatility of  fully active clothing that doesn’t look active. Leaving you with the choice od lugging around daily workout clothing changes or not working out – far from ideal.

ADAY took away that obstacle with their performance fabrics you’re meant to sweat in and transition seamlessly from day to night – fully active clothing that doesn’t look active. Placing equal emphasis on contemporary ready-to-wear design and high performance quality pieces won’t hold you back from whatever your daily daily calendar throws your way – and through all of the beautiful chaos in between.

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Check some of the ADAY 2016 season online now. The design speaks for itself at ADAY. Consensus here at Heel-Side, “we’re into it.”

The team at ADAY also curated WANDER – a global content edit on where to work out and the spots to wear it out. Sharing these places and spaces that focus on spots where the ADAY fans can do business, grab a bite, sweat it out and travel to.