During the last portion of the workout, Johnson and Worthington focused specifically on the areas she wanted to work on, which were usually glutes and abs. “We did a lot of single leg glute work, which tends to make it a little easier for people to focus on the specific muscles they’re trying to work,” says Worthington. “Other glute specific exercises we used a lot were single leg hip thrusts, TRX hip abductions and single leg deadlifts.” Meanwhile, for abs, Johnson did TRX pikes, cable wood chops and angled roll outs using an ab wheel, all of which created shape at the waist, while also honing the V-shape below the navel.Of course, dedicated cardio was also key – not least because Dakota enjoys getting her heart rate up. For that, the pair did a lot of boxing “which is what I call disguised cardio”, says Worthington, “because you’re focused on learning and practising the skill, rather than on how hard you’re working”. Walking was also integral, and Johnson walked home from the gym (which took around 40 minutes) after her workouts, regardless of how late or rainy it was.“Walking is a great form of low intensity steady state cardio (or LISS). LISS training has been shown to have positive effects on emotional wellbeing, sleep patterns and even hormonal health,” says Worthington. “The advantage of LISS over something like HIIT training is that there is a much better risk:reward ratio – we can all enjoy the same benefits with minimal-to-no risk of injury, and no real recovery time required. You can walk every day.” Great for the respiratory, digestive and lymphatic systems, walking effectively works as a mechanical pump every time we take a step – an easy fitness tip for next time you’re considering what exercise to do.One of his favourite clients to date, Worthington lauds Johnson’s “diligent” work ethic: “No matter how long her days were, we would get the workout done,” he says. “Dakota is more of an owl than a lark, so workouts were often late at night, rather than early morning – we were quite often at the gym at 9pm.” Dedication, diligence and a little bit of walking: maybe it’s time to try it.This article first appeared on vogue.co.ukAlso read:Persuasion’s Dakota Johnson on playing a ‘single’ feminist heroine—and why she hopes the film will ‘spark conversation’ about Roe v WadeDakota Johnson’s Persuasion is a stylish, subversive new take on Jane Austen9 movies and TV shows to watch this week on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar and more
We’ve been praying for a Linda Evangelista comeback for years. We’ve been hoping it comes in the form of the cover of British Vogue. But the supermodel’s spectacular return has arrived in the form of a Fendi campaign. Surprising us to no end, the brand secured the modeling legend for Fendi’s latest ads shining a spotlight on the iconic Baguette handbag. Linda reunites with Steven Meisel for the occasion with styling by none other than Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. For the chic campaign image, Linda showcases silver sequin variations of the bag originally created by Silvia Venturini Fendi in 1997. IMAGE: DESIGNSCENE.NETMembers of our forums couldn’t believe their eyes. “The queen is back!” proclaimed caioherrero.“Speechless,” said helmutnotdead.“This just brought tears to my eyes!” voiced kokobombon.[ Not a tFS forum member yet? Click here to join! ]“Shaking, crying, throwing up. What a spectacle!! La Linda and Meisel reunited at last and we get Carlyne to top it off? I’m too ecstatic to form objective criticism or full-length sentences, this is just easily the most exciting campaign I’ve seen in years,” raved aracic.“Linda can do no wrong in front of Meisel’s lens. Glad she’s back,” approved cottonmouth13.“Glorious! How wonderful to see Linda Evangelista back on the scene and with Steven Meisel nevertheless. You just know she felt comfortable posing for him!” exclaimed vogue28.“Linda is just so dynamic, you can’t look away. Her eyebrows alone in this shot are doing more for the camera than some popular models have managed in their entire careers,” KINGofVERSAILLES pointed out.“The greatest model shows the girls how it is done. Welcome back, Linda,” declared Paul Lintag.Join the celebration and await more from the campaign here.
Nina Garcia continues to remind Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar that ELLE is the title to beat on American newsstands. Covers so far this year featuring Grace Elizabeth, Zoë Kravitz and Precious Lee have been nothing short of amazing. Now for August 2022, the magazine invites forum favorite Ana de Armas to make her debut as an ELLE cover star. Captured by Christian MacDonald with Alex White on styling duties, the actress appears on the cover looking effortless sporting a striped number from Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2022 collection. IMAGE: ELLE.COMThe cover ignited debate on our forums. “Glad they kept it relaxed and didn’t style her as Marilyn Monroe,” appreciated YourMonster.“Finally, this is an instant fave,” raved ivano.“This is so good,” added caioherrero.[ Not a tFS forum member yet? Click here to join! ]“Ana de Armas photographs beautifully (will never forget how well she photographed for Vogue Spain) and this is no exception. The colors here are gorgeous, love the laid-back attitude for August, how clean and direct the cover photograph is, the Louis Vuitton and how the art direction complements the Louis Vuitton look. Zero complaints from me!” proclaimed vogue28.“The cover looks super refreshing,” admired crmsnsnwflks.But not everyone is into it. “Ana looks great, as she always does, but it’s hard to celebrate the fact they didn’t take the obvious Marilyn route when instead they made her wear that hideous Louis Vuitton rugby shirt/dress. Looks juvenile, like an American Eagle ad or something,” KINGofVERSAILLES chimed in.“Perfect for U.S. ELLE if you ask me,” defended WAVES.Are you a fan? Check out Ana’s accompanying cover feature and share your thoughts here.
Vanity Fair has been extremely hit or miss this year. We’ve been left majorly underwhelmed lately with offerings featuring Priyanka Chopra and Queen Elizabeth II. Not to mention a cover highlighting Star Wars. The only one to truly take our fancy, however, is the magazine’s annual Hollywood issue. Now for July/August 2022, the title once again captures our attention thanks to Dakota Johnson. The star of Netflix’s Persuasion looks absolutely serene in the beautiful cover image gazing down the lens of Ryan McGinley. IMAGE: VANITYFAIR.COMOf course, members of our forums are clearly fans. “I like this! She kind of looks like Carla Bruni at this angle,” notes GERGIN.“I like this! Very summery. Feels like a bit of a throwback, in a charming way, and Dakota looks beautiful,” added KINGofVERSAILLES.“Very striking!” raves mikel.[ Not a tFS forum member yet? Click here to join! ]WAVES is obviously impressed: “Beautiful portrait and very in season.”“Beautiful cover and editorial. Simple yet striking,” admired thiago:).“Love it, very casual yet still sophisticated,” Urban Stylin points out.“A very pleasant cover with Dakota Johnson, has a Porter meets British Harper’s Bazaar quality that I like and the photography from Ryan McGinley is beautiful. It’s just…effortless and very easy on the eye,” voiced vogue28.“This is simply beautiful,” proclaims Benn98.See more from the issue and share your thoughts here.
Make no mistake, Imaan Hammam can deliver a strong magazine cover. The impressive portfolio of the Dutch model of Moroccan and Egyptian heritage contains glorious covers of Allure, Porter, Vogue Netherlands, Vogue Arabia, Vogue Japan, Vogue Paris and WSJ. Magazine. This month the in-demand model looks sublime on the July 2022 covers of Vogue Mexico (below) and Vogue Latin America (after the jump). The current face of Fendace wears Chanel on both covers each captured by Alique. IMAGE: VOGUE.MXNeedless to say, members of our forums are in awe. “Gorgeous!” exclaimed mikel the moment the covers dropped.“Wow, she’s gorgeous. What a face! The covers are simply stunning,” raved aracic.“Beautiful queen! Imaan’s the perfect option for summery editorials. Stunning!” echoed thiago:).[ Not a tFS forum member yet? Click here to join! ]“Imaan Hammam is a true supermodel!” proclaimed clo.VogueGirl8910 is clearly a fan: “Both covers are stunning…”“Superb! Imaan is just a sensational model whose body of work only continues to grow stronger. These covers tick all the boxes, love the photography from Alique, the styling and strong sense of summer glamour. I cannot rave about the outcome of this enough!” voiced vogue28.Meanwhile marsnoop2 simply described the covers as “perfection” and we couldn’t agree more. IMAGE: VOGUE.MXThe cover story is a total must-see. Check it out and join the conversation here.
Victoria Beckham is certainly no stranger to the cover of Vogue. After landing her very first solo cover back in 2004, she’s covered just about every single edition of the fashion bible, including British Vogue (multiple times), Vogue Greece, Vogue Korea, Vogue Turkey, Vogue Spain, Vogue Poland and has even guest edited Vogue Paris. The fashion icon now appears on Vogue Australia for the fifth time for July 2022. Captured by Daniel Jackson and styled by Christine Centenera, the designer/beauty mogul wears a huge Marc Jacobs coat worn over a silk Gucci dress. IMAGE: VOGUE.COM.AUMembers of our forums, however, aren’t impressed. “Some combination of retouching/lighting/expression on her face is ruining it a bit for me,” said KINGofVERSAILLES.“Her pose ruins it,” voiced VogueGirl8910.“Nothing works,” oaklee91 chimed in.[ Not a tFS forum member yet? Click here to join! ]“Initial reaction: Why is she carrying trash?” questioned MON.“Never minded the sight of Victoria Beckham on the cover of Vogue, but this isn’t her finest moment. She looks caught off guard in the cover photograph and I’m not a fan of the Marc Jacobs coat, which resembles a trash bag,” echoed vogue28.WAVES is also not jumping for joy: “She must sell really well in Australia. I feel like she’s been on the cover too many times. What is she promoting?”“Victoria always made the most of what she was given and loves hamming it up for any photoshoot…” added tigerrouge.Are you a fan? Check out Victoria’s cover shoot and share your thoughts here.
Jennifer Lopez may be playing it cool in regards to her engagement with Ben Affleck, but apparently, she’s ready to walk down the aisle as soon as possible.Now that the pair have managed to rekindle their love 20 years after their first engagement came to an end, it seems the pop star doesn’t want to waste another second. According to a source who spoke to Us Weekly, “Jennifer will tell you she’s not in a rush to get married, but her friends think otherwise. The truth is that if Ben wanted to push this forward as early as this summer, she’d be totally down with that.”While she reportedly hopes to have a big wedding, at the end of the day, what’s most important to Lopez isn’t necessarily some grand ceremony, but rather that they get “the formalities out of the way so they can start their journey as man and wife sooner rather than later.” The insider continued, “She definitely wants a spectacular celebration at some point and money won’t be an object! They’re both committed to making this work and taking all the steps necessary to respect each other’s boundaries and learn from their mistakes the last time around.”Lopez and Affleck first met on the set of their 2002 film Gigli when the singer was still married to her second husband, Cris Judd. That summer, Lopez filed for divorce and the pair began publicly dating shortly after. By November, Affleck had proposed, but the couple ultimately cancelled their September 2003 wedding due to “excessive media attention,” breaking up officially by January of the following year. Although both went on to marry and divorce other people, the pair reconnected in early 2021, buying a $50 million mansion together in March and getting engaged for a second time in April of this year.Earlier this year, Lopez also gushed to People about how Affleck has finally provided her with the love and sense of family she’s been looking for all her life. “It’s just that we’re all in a very beautiful moment,” she said. “I feel so lucky and happy and proud to be with him. It’s a beautiful love story that we got a second chance.” And this time around, she added, “We’re older, we’re smarter, we have more experience, we’re at different places in our lives, we have kids now, and we have to be very conscious of those things. We’re so protective because it is such a beautiful time for all of us. I just feel very happy and lucky to be in a relationship that’s happy and loving, and I want to do everything I can to protect that and keep it safe. It deserves that, it really does…We hold it sacred.”This article first appeared on Vanityfair.comAlso read:17 thoughts I had about Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s rumored reunion6 Jennifer Lopez + Ben Affleck theories, addressedFrom head to toe: Here’s how Jennifer Lopez looks that insanely good at 52
Prior to the finale, many of the Big Three’s happy endings were already sealed. Justin Hartley’s Kevin has reconciled with Sophie(Alexandra Breckenridge) and is devoting himself to the nonprofit he began in his father’s memory. Chrissy Metz’s Kate has found new love after divorcing Toby(Chris Sullivan) and is opening up music schools for the visually impaired. It is Randall’s fate that remains coyly open-ended.In addition to becoming a grandfather to Deja and Malik’s son (who will be named in honor of William), Senator Randall has his sights set on a trip to Iowa…at the request of the DNC, we might add. “People don’t like their presidents all weepy and stuff,” Kevin jokes at one point. But viewers never learn if Randall does, in fact, become POTUS. “We all felt that if we had hypothetically flashed forward to Randall sitting in the White House, that wasn’t what the show is, and it would’ve broken a little bit,” Fogelman told V.F.Still, the creator admitted to having fun with the possibility, comparing Randall’s teased political journey to The Sopranos’ fade-to-black series finale. “In my mind, I know what happens to Randall and his family, but it’s meant to not be answered and to just leave a hint of promise,” Fogelman said. “I think it’s up to the audience to decide what they think happens next with Randall. Did we watch an origin story without realizing we were watching one of a future leader of the free world?”Throughout writing the show’s six seasons on NBC, Fogelman has copped to borrowing from his own life. “I should say that my dad, who’s a big Jewish guy from Brooklyn, is convinced that Jack is him,” Fogelman said of the beloved This Is Us patriarch. “So I will let my dad take that one to the grave.”The parallels are even more obvious when it comes to Fogelman’s late mother. In the finale, Randall—a man born to wax poetic—struggles with how to capture Rebecca’s life in one last speech, one that the audience never hears. “I stayed up all night like a lunatic—and, frankly, like a martyr—trying to write my mother, who I adored, the perfect eulogy,” Fogelman remembered. “And my experience of the day—and, frankly, the week or two after—was as I described it in the script. I just kind of floated through space and time and didn’t hear anything. I worked so hard on that eulogy and I don’t remember a single word I said, and I didn’t remember saying it.”
Chae masterfully uses dress as a tool to support the changing narrative throughout the show. As a grandmother living in Osaka, Sunja is seen wearing brown knit sweaters over white button-down shirts, midi dresses with soft ruffles at the hem and even baggy sweatshirts, all suggesting signs of relative affluence, modernity and westernisation. Also, the contrast between Sunja’s agile and astute personality and her sister in law Kyunghee’s more privileged and sophisticated lifestyle is emphasised through visual representation. Newly married and pregnant, Sunja is seen in blue and brown hanboks with braided hair and often a traditional jacket. In contrast, Kyunghee wears her hair down and dons floral patterned dresses, trench coats and body hugging skirts that gently graze her calves.I was also struck by how the costumes of the male and female characters were in conversation with each other. “Since men were the primary breadwinners, they had more social mobility. They travelled between countries for work and so their style was Westernised a lot quicker,” says Chae, explaining why many of the male leads including Isak, Solomon and Hansu were styled in suits. On the other hand, women were restricted to their homes and depended on their partners for financial sustenance, as a result only upper class Korean women wore Western clothing in the early 1910s.While Pachinko is Chae’s first American project, she has built an extensive repertoire of Korean dramas over two and a half decades as a costume designer, including the globally renowned political thriller series Kingdom. Even as a child, Chae was drawn to fashion; she would spend her days playing dress-up in her mother’s winter coats and often stitched clothes for her dolls using leftover fabric. Still, she reveals that Pachinko quickly became one of the most special projects she has worked on. “When I read the book, I immediately fell in love with the story and knew I would be perfect to bring the characters’ costumes to life. More than anything, it narrates a very important segment of Korean history and I was excited to be a part of that,” she reveals.Also Read: 10 of the most stylish K-drama characters that you need to take fashion cues from while watching Netflix7 K-pop stars shaping fashion in 2020
When Lilly Singh came out as bisexual in early 2019 via a social media post, there were no tearful declarations of braveness or acceptance. The caption simply read, “Female, Coloured, Bisexual” with a green tick next to each word, followed by a succinct statement: “Throughout my life, these have proven to be obstacles from time to time. But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers. No matter how many “boxes” you check, I encourage you to do the same,” followed by five coloured heart emojis. The 33-year-old comedian had already come out to close friends in September 2018 but felt a profound sense of responsibility towards her fans and hoped to encourage them to be more inclusive through her public announcement. One year later, in September 2019, she posted a black-and-white photo on Instagram on the first-year anniversary of her coming out with a caption that better encapsulated her emotions.Ryan PflugerPart of the statement read: “Coming out was one of the scariest experiences of my life. I’d love to tell you that everyone was supportive and that people didn’t treat me differently but I’d be lying. Coming out lifted a weight off my shoulders but at the same time it placed the weight of judgement on my chest. Maybe that’s the culture I was raised in or maybe it’s all in my head but either way for me it’s real.” What Singh said incidentally speaks to the poor perception of bisexuality in India. Despite a vast reserve of resources being available on the internet to pore over and learn from, a large section of the population believes that bisexual individuals are simply “going through a phase”, that they are more promiscuous and therefore require a wider range of “options”, or more detrimentally, that bisexuality is a gateway to homosexuality. The experiences and emotions of many bisexual individuals are brushed off as transient, in fact, even among the LGBTQ community, they are often blamed for “playing it safe” and “courting convenience”.In her statement from September 2019, Singh expressed her desire for privacy even as she spoke with refreshing candour. “Having shared so much of my life with an audience for so long, this is one aspect of my life I didn’t want to explain. That is what felt right and authentic to me,” she wrote. While the comedian has always been guarded about her dating life—it was last rumoured that she was dating fellow YouTuber Yousef Erakat in 2015—there have been virtually no reports of romantic interests since she came out as bisexual. In a special outtakes feature from the April cover story, however, she opened up about the challenges that came with accepting her bisexual identity. “The most difficult thing at that time was the fear, to be honest. For the most part, everyone was quite supportive; I was actually shocked at how nice people were online,” she recalls. But the euphoria of public approval was coloured by Singh’s own self-doubt. “What really scared me was facing this new truth at the age of 30. When you’re younger, they tell you that by 30, you’ll be married, have kids and have everything figured out. For me to be revealing this big truth about myself at the age of 30 was quite tough because it made me feel like I was falling behind in life,” she confesses.