Blog Posts by Harper s Bazaar

  • 6 Ways to Be Happier – Now


    It's the universal quest. And it might be way easier to embrace than you think.

    1. Be nice to yourself. "Sometimes the biggest bully you know is you," says Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the New York Times bestseller May Cause Miracles. "Every thought is an affirmation either lifting you up or knocking you down-your thoughts speak louder than words and you should use them wisely." The most important thing to watch out for? Negative thoughts that you might not even realize you say over and over in your head. "Do your best to reframe those thoughts in an empowering way," says Bernstein. For instance, if you're constantly thinking, I'll never reach my desired weight, change that thought to, I am taking powerful steps towards my desired weight; it's that simple shift in your thinking that can create a miracle."

    2. Stop binging on TV. "We can spend hours sucked into a show or series rather than use that time for creative projects," says Bernstein, who suggests taking a TV break and

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  • 6 Easy Ways to Feel More Energized

    Sure, it's the New Year, so you want to have that get up and go sensation. But between frigid temperatures, early sunsets and most likely, a sugar and carb-filled holiday, that's not as easy as it sounds. Frank Lipman, MD, an integrative and functional medicine physician and founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, shares a few basic tips to incorporate into your daily routine to feel like a whole new you.

    By Nicole Catanese

    1. Eat a power breakfast. "In the morning, protein and fat are essential for energy, and a large, healthy breakfast of the right foods is exactly what your body needs," explains Dr. Lipman. Instead of heavy grains, bread or pastries, try a morning smoothie with whey or pea protein. "It's the perfect breakfast because it's quick to prepare, easily digested and can be packed with the healthy fats, proteins, nutrients and phytonutrients you need to fuel your day," he says. At home, create his DIY protein-based smoothies-Green Mojito and

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  • 10 Style Risks to Take Now

    What better way to ring in a new year, and a new you, than taking a step outside your comfort zone in the style department. From bustiers for day, to head-to-toe prints we've selected the 10 best trends, worn by some of our favorite stylish celebrities that are worth the risk. C'mon, we dare you.

    By Chrissy Rutherford

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  • 10 Leather Pants to Buy Now

    Leather pants aren't just for bikers and rock stars anymore. We're taking a page from Miranda Kerr's effortless style book, and adopting this sleek look for winter. Skip the jeans this season and pair leather pants with a simple top and ankle boots for an off-duty look-or take it into evening with a tux jacket and strappy sandals. Click through for our picks of the best pants (faux and real) of the season.


    By Chrissy Rutherford

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  • How to Wear the Slip Dress

    BAZAAR editorsSlip dresses were mainstays on the runways of Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez and beyond, but with their lightweight fabrications and barely-there coverage, they're not always an easy wear. Here, BAZAAR editors style three of-the-moment slip dresses, their way.


    3. Chrissy Rutherford: Digital Editor

    "I've never worn a slipdress, but if I did I would style it in a more casual way with my Rebecca Minkoff moto jacket and Boutique 9 ankle boots-this is an easy look to throw on for lunch with friends.

    Alessandra Mackenzie dress, $300, alessandramackenzie.

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    1. Amanda Weiner:

    "I don't normally wear slip dresses, but I fell in love with this one. I paired it with my favorite tux blazer by The Row, my Jennifer Fisher hand bracelet and delicate necklaces by Anita Ko and Ruby Kobo for an evening winter look."

    Nili Lotan dress, $495, nililotan.com.

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    2. Kerry Pieri: Senior

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  • New Year's Eve Dresses + How to Wear Them

  • 5 Snacks that You Think Are Healthy - but Aren't

    Unhealthy SnacksUnhealthy Snacks

    Steven Macari, founder of the SLVRBK mat and a New York based holistic health practitioner, breaks down the afternoon cravings that are only masquerading as healthy. See if you're embracing the hype.

    Energy Bars

    Most energy bars are loaded with sugar, artificial sweeteners and poor quality ingredients. While they may give you a quick or false boost in energy they leave you craving more sweets within a short period of time. When looking at the label if you see more than 7 ingredients and you can't pronounce half of them you probably shouldn't be eating it. Instead, look for a bar that is made of organic ingredients and real foods.

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    Fruit Stand Fruit

    While that fruit stand on your local corner may look nice, the fruit is probably of the lowest quality around. This fruit is likely conventionally raised on farms outside of the US. This means they have been sprayed with loads of pesticides, herbicides, have been grown in poor

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  • How to Exercise Without Really Trying

    1963 issue of Harper's BAZAAR1963 issue of Harper's BAZAAR

    Today, there's a multitude of exercise and diet fads to help us lose weight-but women of the 60s, as evidenced in this 1963 essay from Harper's Bazaar, were about accomplishing more with less effort. Were they on to something?

    Every so often, one meets a woman "lovely in her bones"; a woman, that is, who maintains well past her first youth a figure flexible and full of grace, emanating vitality and poise; her limbs and torso are lithe as a girl's. What is her secret? One might suspect tennis weekends, and strenuous bouts of routine exercises between. But the source of her splendid fitness, you will discover, lies in the mysterious power of a steadfast mental attitude. An innate respect for the clever and beautiful body nature bequeathed her, and an abiding conviction that it's up to her to keep it at perfect pitch, animate her motions. She is, at almost every moment of the day, a living exercise.

    This subliminal approach to a lovely physique is open to any woman who cares to

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  • 10 Reasons to Date a Fashion Girl

    Fashion Girl


    1. You'll never wear an embarrassing outfit again.
    We know you've just been waiting for someone to finally make you throw away those cargo khakis.

    2. Cool parties, restaurant openings and impossible to get into clubs will become your regular evening plans. And not that you'll even care, because you'll be dating your gorgeous fashion girl, but you will regularly be standing next to supermodels at the bar.

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    3. Your BFA photo number will sky rocket. If you're into a little exposure for that pet project/app/e-commerce site you've been thinking of launching, it certainly can't hurt.

    4. And in turn, your Google ranking will increase. That embarrassing photo of you from 2004 from your company site will no longer hold the number one spot in your Google image search.

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    5. She always looks perfect for any occassion. Aprés ski? Check. Brunch? Check. Meeting the parents? Check.

    6.

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  • 10 Doctor-Recommended Drugstore Moisturizers

    Think you need to spend a fortune for skincare that delivers? Think again. Here are the budget-friendly products that skin experts swear by.


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