Gisele Bündchen is used to being scrutinized – she is a model after all. And her newest gig in Under Armour’s “I Will What I Want” campaign is no exception. Critics took issue with Gisele starring in the ads, as she is the first non-professional athlete tapped by the activewear label. But Under Armour is one step ahead of them.

In the campaign’s video, the Brazilian supermodel shows off her kickboxing skills as comments (both good and bad) flash behind her. “Gisele knows what it means to live under the microscope, amongst the noise of contradicting opinions. But will beats noise,” the brand states. Using negative comments as fuel, Gisele punches and kicks that hanging sandbag like a champ. As for her “haters”? I’m sure they’ve been silenced.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 5, 2014

Champions Tennis Tour

We’re studying up on our tennis rules in preparation for the Champions Series Tour that’s on it’s way to cities across the country. To help us get warmed up, we had the opportunity to ask an insider at the tour some of our biggest questions.

Rue La La: Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Bjorn Borg, Michael Chang, Mats Wilander. We’re a little starstruck. What can we expect on the court from these names?
Champions Series Insider: First and foremost, you’ll see great tennis from these legends of the game. All of these champions are active players who love to compete with their rivals and given their competitive nature and the bonus pool of $1 million on the line, you should expect to see some great tennis. Don’t be surprised if you get a little chatter between the players between points though – they do like to needle the other player or engage with the audience when they get a chance.

Rue La La: So you’ve been organizing the Tour for the past five years – you must have seen some great moments. Any particular favorites?
Champions Series Insider: The best moments have been when the great rivalries get together again, like Borg and McEnroe. Seeing those icons across the net from each other is magical.
Continue reading “Game-Set-Match: The Champions Series Tennis Tour Goes Local” »

August 29, 2011

New BalanceWith our New Balance Boutique just opened, we turned to our Corporate Concierge and three-time marathoner (soon to be five) for her insights into what it takes to find the perfect running shoe.

While my life is dedicated to style, I have to say it: you can not pick running shoes based on color. Each shoe is designed with specific runner mechanics in mind. The prettiest colors may not always give you the right type of support or flexibility you need. Make up for it by buying fun running clothes or getting a great running buddy.

I recommend you go to a running shop and get fitted. A good place will analyze how your feet hit the ground, ask you about trouble spots (like knees), and recommend shoes based on these (and other) factors. The store should let you test the sneakers, and have a pretty good return/exchange policy. The fitting is free, and the time spent up front will avoid time spent at the doctor’s or physical therapy later.
Continue reading “Rue How-To: Choosing A Great Running Shoe” »

August 25, 2011

AN INTERVIEW WITH COPPY HOLZMAN, CEO AND CO-FOUNDER

charitybuzz

We’re big fans of indulgence, and the idea that indulging can actually do good perked up our ears. Charitybuzz brings together the most wholly original and utterly luxurious offerings, all in support of some of the causes that matter most. We’re so excited about our Shop for Good – charitybuzz Boutique (opening tomorrow!), and we jumped at the chance to get a moment with charitybuzz CEO and co-founder Coppy Holzman.

Rue La La: Where did this drive to “do good” originate? 
Coppy: It began with my childhood and the priorities given to me by my family. My mother just died this past Thursday night after a long illness, and I am more motivated than ever to follow the legacy that she gave me to make a difference in the world.
Continue reading “Do Good and Live Well: A Moment with the Founder of charitybuzz” »

April 21, 2010