Please join us…
Fashion and fitness fans unite for an evening of complimentary group fitness classes, fall trends scoop and one-on-one style advice from me at The Studio in Danville on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 from 4:30-8pm.
Take any class from the schedule below (reservations required/space is limited…RSVP to 925.838.9200, ext. 4009):
4:30 Bikini Body Sculpt
5:00 8-Pack Abs
5:30 Yoga Basics
6:30 Boot Camp
6:45 Yin Yoga
We’ll talk fashion in the living room (at the “top of the hour”) where I’ll have fall trends to preview on your way to or from class. Bring a challenging item of clothing, and I’ll give you my opinion on how to “make it work” for you!
The Studio’s Director of Fitness will be available to answer your fitness questions.
Hope to see you at The Studio, 730 Camino Ramon in the Rose Garden Shopping Center!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Light refreshments will be served.
From Alive Magazine’s August 2011 Issue:
The thought of wearing a corset or an old-fashioned girdle is unthinkable in the year 2011, but just say the word “Spanx,” and women get a look on their faces like they’re in on the best secret ever. They smile and nod their heads, “Oh, yeah, I know what you’re talking about.” If you don’t know, then keep reading. Shapewear has become one of the most important components of a wardrobe. Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there and working wonders. Here are a few foundation essentials:
▪ If your last bra fitting is a distant memory, then it is time for another. A professional bra fitter, available at most department and bra specialty stores, can put your girls where they should be; at the midway point between your shoulder and your elbow. The center of your bra should touch your sternum, and the closure should fit comfortably at the middle set of hooks. The most basic bra in your drawer should be a t-shirt bra—one that has a smooth fit, without lace or fussy details that create bumps. Make sure it’s nude colored as white is unpleasantly visible, especially under a white blouse or t-shirt.
▪ Everyone knows that a VPL (visible panty line) is a fate worse than death, mostly because there are so many products on hand that alleviate this affliction. If a thong is not your scene, then a laser-cut boy short or panty can provide coverage without revealing its whereabouts. The laser cut pieces have no elastic bands at the leg or waistband, and provide a smooth, clean line. If you’d like more coverage, a shaper (most commonly, the brand, Spanx) in a bike short style, or one that goes down to the calf, are great options.
▪ The term “muffin top” refers to spillage of mid-section flesh over the top of jeans, and no one likes to see it or have it. An industrial strength camisole, worn under your blouse or body-skimming top, will magically lessen rolls, and since it usually comes in a longer length to tuck in your slacks, it won’t roll up your tummy. Problem solved.
▪ Another favorite product, created by a couple of East Bay curvy girls, is The Perky Lift (www.theperkylift.com). This all-in-onesie smoothes back fat bulges and muffin tops, supports a sagging bust-line, and eliminates VPL…and it’s pretty to boot! Full-busted women love the wide straps that ease shoulder pressure, and the “down under” front closure makes trips to the Ladies Room easy and sanitary.
▪ Gentlemen can also benefit from shapewear. Wearing a compression crew neck t-shirt or tank will firm the chest (no more “man boobs”), slim abs, and provide extra lumbar support. Fabrics are lightweight and comfortable, and some are even treated to wick away perspiration. Men should get to experience the “joy” of shapewear, just like we do, right, ladies?
If you’re not convinced that these products are as comfortable as they are revolutionary, I challenge you to try one on. Who knows? You may convert, and wear them daily as many women (and men) do. They are available everywhere, at all price points. My only suggestion is: Go up a size …that way, they’re a little easier to get on and off. At least, that’s my experience!
The sun is shining bright, and you’re enjoying the day outside. Don’t squint! Make sure you have sunglasses that will not only protect your eyes, but will be chic, too. Not sure what’s up this season? Here are some tips for choosing the best for summer 2011:
(1) Know your face shape–round, square, oval, long or heart-shaped. Choose frames that create balance. For example, if your face is round or if you have round features (like I have a round nose, cheeks and chin), then select frames with angles. None of the retro round shades for me! If your face is more angular (square or heart-shaped), then you need a rounded frame to soften the angles of your face. If your face is long, try frames that have some depth (2 plus inches from top to bottom) or over-sized to create some width in your face. You don’t want anything that is too small or narrow–these will make your face look even longer. Oval shaped faces are in luck…they can pretty much wear anything!
Thank you for voting Carolyn Rovner, C2 Style BEST PERSONAL SHOPPER, 2011 in Diablo magazine’s Best of the East Bay!
I was delightfully shocked when I read it on page 53 of the July “Best of the East Bay” issue, and I’m very appreciative to the clients and friends who have supported me for 10 years!
Thanks a ton! Happy Summer!
My girlfriend, Suzy, sent this article to me years ago. I’m happy to share it with you…
It’s that time of the year again. Please raise your big toes and repeat after me: As a member of the Sisterhood, I pledge to follow THE RULES when I wear sandals and other open-toe shoes: