Blog Posts by Sarah Bernard

  • How to get your body red-carpet ready

    Right now, all over Hollywood, stars are stepping up their beauty and fitness regimens to make it through the red carpet marathon that is awards season. Sofia Vergara sweats it out with celeb trainer Gunnar Peterson. Jennifer Aniston flows through yoga poses with Mandy Ingber and a newly svelte Mariah Carey is sticking with Jenny Craig while burning calories with trainer Bernardo Coppola. What if we use their efforts as the inspiration to kick off our own healthy self-improvement project? You don't need to shell out the money for a trainer and nutritionist but you do need to watch this episode! “Today” show health expert Joy Bauer lays out the steps we can all take to lose weight, add a glow to our skin and shine to our hair, and feel energized, even if we’re days away from our big event.

     

    In theory, we get that little changes can lead to big results. But when it comes to making adjustments in our daily routine, what do those changes look like, exactly? “Today” show health expert Joy

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  • Celebrity look-a-likes

    We're not sure if this is cool or creepy but have you noticed how many doppelgangers there are in Hollywood right now? Not just guys with similar haircuts or girls running around town wearing carbon copies of the colored jeans/Louboutins/slouchy sweater look that's become the hallmark of every up-and-coming actress. Not that. We're talking about people who have the same face! There are more than you think and should you disagree, check out this gallery to see what we mean. We'd appreciate it if the subjects would check their family tree and get back to us.







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  • Celebrity lookalikes again

    We're not sure if this is cool or creepy but have you noticed how many doppelgangers there are in Hollywood right now? Not just guys with similar haircuts or girls running around town wearing carbon copies of the colored jeans/Louboutins/slouchy sweater look that's become the hallmark of every up-and-coming actress. Not that. We're talking about people who have the same face! There are more than you think and should you disagree, check out this gallery to see what we mean. We'd appreciate it if the subjects would check their family tree and get back to us.

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  • Best jeans and tee combo for your body type

    For most of us the jeans-and-T-shirt combination is at the core of 99 percent of our outfits. We build on them, sure. We add heels and boots, sweaters, and faux-fur vests but our favorite denim and comfortable T-shirt is our base. If you think about it, the combo also happens to be one of the most versatile and affordable tools we have for accentuating our positives and minimizing the rest, simply because there are so many different cuts, washes, fits and colors of both available. In this episode, we highlight the best jeans-and-T-shirt combo to flatter six body types, from pear shape to petite.

     

    It is true that different cuts of denim go in and out of style, but it’s always key to know which works best on your frame. Here’s what we suggest for you, if you are:

     

    Petite

    The goal is to lengthen. A pair of high-waisted jeans that flair at the knee paired with an embellished tank thank draws the eye upwards does the trick.

     

    Pear shape

    To emphasize the waist and minimize the hips,

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  • Best date night hairstyles

    Sometimes it’s hard to the find time to test out new looks but a date-night that you’re looking forward provides the perfect incentive. In this episode, celebrity hairstylist Michiko Boorberg shows us how to create three sexy new looks from updos to smooth waves, and then we show you the perfect outfits to go with them. Enjoy!

    A braided side bun

    This style is a great way for ladies with long hair to show off nape of the neck. The first step is to create a side ponytail, then braid it and tie the end with an elastic. Loosen the braid a little bit and wrap it around the base of the ponytail like a bun. Secure the bun with bobby pins. It’s supposed to be relaxed and slightly messy so don’t worry about making it too slick!

    A braided side bang with smooth waves

    Sometimes a subtle sexy detail is what does the trick. Use a medium barrel curling iron to add waves to your hair all around. After you make each curl, pull down on each one to give it that relaxed tousled effect. Run your

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  • Fashion at any size

    Leather, faux fur, and sexy black dresses are fabulous wardrobe additions this season -- when you know how to make them work for your particular figure, that is. You do not have to look like a 6-foot-tall waif to jump on fashion trends by any means. But you do need to know how to adapt a trend to flatter your particular shape. Consider this episode your guidebook to indulging in the hottest trends for winter 2012, whether you’re 0-2, plus-sized or anything in between.

     Leather

    The tough-chic look of leather has an irresistible allure and the key to making it work is understanding that leather acts like a highlighter. The eye is drawn to whatever part of the body you put it on, so use leather to highlight your assets.

     

    Size 0-2

    Show off your slim legs by rocking a pair of leather pants. Balance out the proportions with a soft, slouchy knit sweater.

     

    Size 4-8

    Tuck a printed top into a tight leather pencil skirt to show off your curves. A pair of printed tights adds

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  • What guys love about your hair

    It’s not that we want to base our clothing choices or our hairstyles on what guys prefer, but it is interesting to know what they’re thinking sometimes. Women’s Health contributor Matt Bean let us in on the hairstyles that guys like and what, well, kind of confuses them. Watch this episode to see where guys stand on everything from extra-long tresses and updos to pixie cuts and color chameleons.

     Sometimes it seems like guys pay no attention to our hair and other times it seems like they have more opinions than we realize.  Women's Health magazine contributor Matt Bean let us in on what guys like (and don't) about trendy hairstyles.  Here's the short list:

    Dos

    •Extra-long feminine hair is sexy and romantic.

    •Ponytails

    •Pixie cuts if it goes with an edgy personality

    •Loose braids

    Fresh-out-of-the-shower hair

    Don’ts

    •Reality TV hair (Snooki, for example)

    •Pigtails

    •Haircuts that don’t fit your vibe or your clothing choices

    • Extreme (i.e. dirty) bedhead

    What does your guy

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  • Gorgeous Jessica Alba visits The Thread

    Being a mom has transformed Jessica Alba in many ways from her style -- which has become more adventurous and less girly -- to her focus. Her two daughters, Honor and Haven, have inspired the busy actress to start a new business called The Honest Company, which produces socially minded, environmentally friendly, and stylish family essentials such as plant-based diapers and non-toxic bath products. The gorgeous actress came by The Thread to tell us all about it— and to talk fashion, of course!

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  • Hair hits and misses from the GRAMMYs

    Of all the award shows, the GRAMMYs is where ladies are expected to walk the line of appropriate. This year, with the tragic loss of Whitney Houston on everyone’s mind, the look-at-me antics were at an all time low. No shocking cuts or color choices. Even Nicki Minaj, who arrived arm in arm with a Pope look-a-like, went with simple blonde curls. Still, there were missteps and surprising triumphs. See who we think did it right and wrong and let us know if you agree.  

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  • Lifestyle expert Moll Anderson tells us what to get for a new guy, a steady boyfriend, and an old flame

    Interior designer Moll Anderson is famous for creating environments that make you want to curl up with a glass of wine and light a fire. Her new book, “The Seductive Home,” showcases some of her sexiest interiors which Anderson believes can make you feel “flirty and fabulous” much like a great dress. In fact, the first thing she does with clients is to take a look inside their closet to see what colors they feel comfortable in and what textures they’re drawn to— even if they don’t know it. Because Anderson is the master of divining desires, we thought we’d ask her for advice on one of the most challenging gift-giving days of the year. How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day in a fun, hey-no-pressure way if you're in a new relationship? How do you treat a longtime love to something special? Here are her seductive suggestions:

    For a guy you’ve been dating a few weeks:

    “I love to give experiences. Find out what his favorite movies are and put together a fun basket with five

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