Beauty isn’t limited to gels, powders and cremes, dolls. Two of my latest beauty faves are of the fashion realm. Check it:
I know I talk about MBTs more than Isaac Mizrahi talks about his dog Harry (Harry IS adorable.) These sneakers, while hideously ugly, really do work to tone your legs and butt and help get rid of cellulite. The trick is that you need to wear them for at least an hour a day. I was wearing the grey sport sneakers to and from work and while they look fine at the gym, on my commute, I realized I needed to kick up the chic a notch. I had convinced myself that I didn’t care about wearing totally obv sneakers with a work outfit (I draw the line at dresses/skirts, however) but the fact is that I do care. I care deeply. Much like how CC Bloom feels things deeply. I’ve since switched to the MBT Amalis which, while still pretty geeky-looking, are far more subtle. So much so that on occasion, on a hungover Friday or two, I’ll patter around the office in them ALL DAY if I’m wearing some wide-legged black pants. At first glance, they simply look like black leather serviceable shoes. No one has to know that they’re doing my ass the best service of all. I HIGHLY recommend these for anyone with a non-desk job who can get away with shoes that aren’t treading the cutting edge of fashion. $260 at Bur-Mar Shoes – they’re usually $274. P.S. I’ve had my grey sneakers since July 06 and they’re still in great shape. It’s a lot of money to spend on shoes, but they do last YEARS.
Spanx Bod-A-Bing Skirt ($68)
I have it in chocolate and when I wear it, it makes me feel Elvira-Hancock-from-Scarface slim. Okay, maybe not quite that slim. Girl had a nasty coke habit. But as close to that thin as a SKIRT could make me. You know? Very “she’s a lady tiger” while still appropriate for work. The secret is its built-in, hidden liner that smooths and shapes the entire figure, minimizing bulges and blemishes in the tummy, rear and thighs. The outer fabric is a fine jersey knit that drapes perfectly over the liner making it a supercute pencil skirt. I lurve it with a cream top.
P.S. Just an aside: I’m beyond into Scarface. I used to have goldfish named Lady Tiger and Bubblehead, after Tony Montana’s epithets for Elvira. My friend Leah is PHENOM at recreating Elvira’s dance at the Babylon Club (“Hancock? Is that a bird?”) where she first meets Tony Montana.
Photo credit: zappos.com, spanx.com