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Beauty

A Killer Leg Lift to Tone Your Bum

A Killer Leg Lift to Tone Your Bum

GST Body's Anna Rahe Gets Our Rear in Gear

Don’t walk backward into the ocean. Tone your derriere with help from Anna Rahe, founder of GST Body in Los Angeles. In this video, she demonstrates some moves you can get behind. (Get it?)

For more information and exercises or to order the Kinetic Traction Strap ($50), go to gstbody.com.

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Food & Drink

In the Kitchen: Gold Rush Cocktail Recipe

In the Kitchen: Gold Rush Cocktail Recipe

The Flatiron Room's Nick Patton breaks it down

If you’re single in New York, there’s a good chance you’re constantly reminded that the ratio of women to men favors the latter.

Unless you go to The Flatiron Room, a new music lounge and cocktail bar with more than 500 types of whiskey.

To celebrate its soft opening, we asked bartender Nick Patton (two words: British accent) to share a few of his favorite drink recipes. He gave us a tried-and-true Gold Rush (above, great to make in big batches should you be partying or tailgating) and the bar’s knock-you-over 1920s cocktail.

Both are dangerously easy and satisfying, whether you fancy yourself a whiskey drinker or not (though one visit to Flatiron and you will be).

Just remember a little liquid courage goes a long way.

The Flatiron Room, 37 West 26th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues (212-725-3860 or theflatironroom.com).

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Food & Drink

In the Kitchen: The 1920s Cocktail

In the Kitchen: The 1920s Cocktail

The Flatiron Room's Nick Patton mixes it up

What happens when you mix absinthe, vermouth, rye, and bitters? Trouble, that’s what. But also the 1920s cocktail created by bartenders at The Flatiron Room, the new music lounge and bar stocked with more than 500 types of whiskey. See how to make it in this video starring bartender Nick Patton.

The Flatiron Room, 37 West 26th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues (212-725-3860 or theflatironroom.com).

It's 16 All Over Again

It's 16 All Over Again

Dedicated: Emily Owens: 10/1: NY

You couldn’t wait for high school to be over. So it came as a shock when you entered the workplace and realized it was the same crap all over again (the cliques, the cliches, the competition).

That’s life at Denver Memorial Hospital for intern Emily Owens (Mamie Gummer; she had a role on The Good Wife, but you might also recognize her as Meryl Streep’s just-as-talented daughter). All Emily wants is to impress her boss (Necar Zadegan, The Event), date her med school crush (Justin Hartley, Smallville, Passions), and maybe save a few lives. Instead she finds herself head to head with high school nemesis Cassandra (newcomer Aja Naomi King) and feeling, basically, 16 all over again.

Catch the critically acclaimed sleeper hit Emily Owens, M.D. a full week before the television premiere at an exclusive free screening — and get the gift bags, snacks, and raffle prizes (a doctor bag-style leather purse, a snuggly blue scarf like the one Emily wears on the show) that go along with it.

It all goes down at the W Hotel (541 Lexington Avenue, between 49th and 50th Streets; map) on Thursday, October 4. Go at 7 p.m. for drinks and munchies; stay for the screening from 8 to 9 p.m. But you have to R.S.V.P. — otherwise you’ll be left out in the cold.

Which you always tried to avoid in high school.

R.S.V.P. for the free screening of Emily Owens, M.D. at dailycandy.com.

It's 16 All Over Again

It's 16 All Over Again

Dedicated: Emily Owens: 10/1: LA

You couldn’t wait for high school to be over. So it came as a shock when you entered the workplace and realized it was the same crap all over again (the cliques, the cliches, the competition).

That’s life at Denver Memorial Hospital for intern Emily Owens (Mamie Gummer; she had a role on The Good Wife, but you might also recognize her as Meryl Streep’s just-as-talented daughter). All Emily wants is to impress her boss (Necar Zadegan, The Event), date her med school crush (Justin Hartley, Smallville, Passions), and maybe save a few lives. Instead she finds herself head to head with high school nemesis Cassandra (newcomer Aja Naomi King) and feeling, basically, 16 all over again.

Catch the critically acclaimed sleeper hit Emily Owens, M.D. a full week before the television premiere at an exclusive free screening — and get the gift bags, snacks, and raffle prizes (a doctor bag-style leather purse, a snuggly blue scarf like the one Emily wears on the show) that go along with it.

It all goes down at The Bristol Room at The Viceroy Hotel (1819 Ocean Avenue) on Thursday, October 4. Go at 7 p.m. for drinks and munchies; stay for the screening from 8 to 9 p.m. But you have to R.S.V.P. — otherwise you’ll be left out in the cold.

Which you always tried to avoid in high school.

R.S.V.P. for the free screening of Emily Owens, M.D. at dailycandy.com.

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Kids

Reap What You Sow, Then Paint It

Reap What You Sow, Then Paint It

A fall harvest art project

Your little’s relationship with produce is less than fruitful. If it’s not juiced, pouched, or rolled up, she’s not interested.

But we have a way to stamp out the problem once and for all.

It just takes a little creativity — and a lot of paint. Turn apples into lunchtime art, celery into floral masterpieces, and potatoes into just about anything at all. Slice, dip, stamp, and play.

We’re sure they’ll fall for it.

Every Booty's a Winner

Every Booty's a Winner

Sponsored Video: Old Navy

Yes, those are real women. With real bodies, real style, and real attitude. They walked (and rocked) Old Navy’s Bryant Park runway last Friday in complimentary pairs of The Rockstar skinny jeans. Watch this video to see how The Rockstar flatters women of every shape and size, from model to model-for-a-day. 

To see more footage from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, go to stylecandy.com.

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Fashion

A Rainbow of Options

A Rainbow of Options

Denim isn't just blue anymore

When it comes to jeans, it’s not just about the blues anymore. During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, we saw denim in vibrant colors — orange, red, yellow, you name it — both inside and outside Lincoln Center. In today’s StyleCandy Runway Takeaway, we explore the trend’s staying power.

To see more footage from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, go to stylecandy.com.

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Fashion

The Sun Is Shining at Rachel Roy

The Sun Is Shining at Rachel Roy

The color-blocking trend continues

Today’s StyleCandy Runway Takeaway is so bright, you need to wear shades. The color-blocking trend continues to reign supreme, and Rachel Roy takes it up a notch by using prints. Watch the video for her tips and inspiration.

For more StyleCandy Fashion Week coverage, go to stylecandy.com.

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Fashion

Chris Benz Brought Us Flowers

Chris Benz Brought Us Flowers

Florals are the new neutral at the designer's presentation

“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is so calm and relaxing.”
— No one, ever

But despite the lack of sleep, we get a rush when the models start down the runway.

That’s why we teamed up with the Style Network to bring you StyleCandy’s Runway Takeaway videos. Each day, we showcase outstanding styles that we think will evolve into full-blown trends, from one of our favorite designers.

We spotted symmetrical prints at Lela Rose, menswear inspiration at Kaelen, and ’70s florals at Chris Benz (above, and yes, that is Susan Sarandon and her dogs). Plus, each designer gave us styling tips, from shoes you shouldn’t wear with flared pants (Rebecca Minkoff) to advice for wearing statement pieces (Erin Fetherston).

We hope you’ll be inspired to channel these looks now. Spring 2013 feels too long to wait.

You can quote us on that.

Watch all the Runway Takeaway videos at stylecandy.com.

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Entertainment

DIY Micro Floral Print with Mr. Kate

DIY Micro Floral Print with Mr. Kate

The L.A.-based crafter shows us her easy method

You’ve put one too many birds on it (thanks, Portlandia). What’s next?

Flowers, as inspired by the micro florals on the fall 2012 runways at Suno, Paul & Joe, and Band of Outsiders, to name a few. In today’s Easy Does It video, we asked L.A.-based DIY expert Kate Albrecht (a.k.a. the beautiful Mr. Kate) to show us how.

All you’ll need is fabric paint (in four or five fall-ish colors), a fabric pen, tinfoil, and a surface in need of sprucing up. We did shirts in the video, but feel free to use totes, pillowcases, etc.

We’d never want you to feel pigeonholed.

For more DIY ideas or info on Mr. Kate, go to mrkate.com.

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Fashion

It's Time to Reflect at Lela Rose

It's Time to Reflect at Lela Rose

Mirror-image prints are StyleCandy's latest Runway Takeaway

Today we’re starting with the man print in the mirror. The reason? Lela Rose’s spring 2013 show featured at least five pieces with symmetrical designs. Not sure what we mean? Watch the video, in which Rose explains the concept and why you should love it.

For more trends, go to stylecandy.com.

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Fashion

A Flair for Flare at Rebecca Minkoff

A Flair for Flare at Rebecca Minkoff

The designer brings back the wide leg

Will skinny jeans finally go the way of mom jeans? Who knows, but Rebecca Minkoff’s spring 2013 collection showcased a flared leg enough to make us hope so. In this video, the designer gives tips for wearing the trend and shares how New York City influences her designs.

For more trends, go to stylecandy.com.

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Fashion

Poised and Pretty at Honor

Poised and Pretty at Honor

Feminine skirts light up the runway

Generally speaking, miniskirts look good only on people with minihips. That’s why we were thrilled to see full skirts going up and down the runway at Honor. In this video, we interview designer Giovanna Randall about her feminine, flouncy looks.   

For more fashion coverage, go to stylecandy.com.

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Fashion

All Buttoned Up at Kaelen

All Buttoned Up at Kaelen

Menswear inspires the designer's latest collection

It’s all in the details. Especially if you’re talking about designer Kaelen Haworth’s most recent presentation, where she amplified simple shapes with shoulder pads and structural collars (buttoned all the way to the top, of course). In this video, she talks about the trends and provides tips for wearing them.

For more fashion coverage, go to stylecandy.com.

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Fashion

Ombre Doesn't Fade at Erin Fetherston

Ombre Doesn't Fade at Erin Fetherston

The designer showcases her knack for color

Change is good. Especially when we’re talking about the ombre fabrics at Erin by Erin Fetherston. A luminous orange transforms into a light pink, and a pale yellow turns into sunshine. In this video, Fetherston explains her inspiration and gives styling tips for wearing ombre.

For more trends, go to stylecandy.com.

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Fashion

Introducing StyleCandy

Introducing StyleCandy

StyleCandy's first favorite look

When two greats join forces, we can’t get enough. Brunch, Brangelina, and chugs (Chihuahua-pug hybrids, obviously) are living proof.

Which is why we’ve teamed up with the Style Network to form our own aptly named entity: StyleCandy. Each month, we’re combining DailyCandy’s knack for finding the latest and greatest with Style’s passion for all things stylish to bring you original video content.

First up is Runway Takeaway, in which we head to New York Fashion Week and highlight one standout look per day — one we feel will inspire a trend — from our favorite designers. Included in the lineup: Whit (above), Kaelen, Erin Fetherston, Rebecca Minkoff, Chris Benz, Lela Rose, and others.

We can’t wait to get this relationship off the ground and into your computers.

Right next to all the Kimye coverage.

Get in on the action at stylecandy.com.

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Entertainment

Inside Story: Darlene and Lizzy Okpo's Brooklyn Apartment

Inside Story: Darlene and Lizzy Okpo's Brooklyn Apartment

The designers' living space pulls double duty

Darlene and Lizzy Okpo regularly respond to emails at 5:30 a.m.

The Bronx-born and -raised sisters behind clothing line William Okpo (named for their father) are readying their first-ever solo presentation for New York Fashion Week, and sleep is not in the cards.

In today’s Inside Story video, we catch up with the women during preparations. They show us around their Brooklyn apartment/studio (where the living room floor subs as a pattern-making table), let us peek at mood boards for the upcoming collection, and tell us how it all came to be.

As if they aren’t already inspiring enough, Darlene and Lizzy are just 25 and 22, respectively.

Which might further explain why their sleep habits resemble those of babies.

For more information, go to williamokpo.com. To place a custom order (before the line hits Opening Ceremony in October), email info@williamokpo.com.

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Kids

The Secret Lives of Cupcake Wrappers

The Secret Lives of Cupcake Wrappers

DIY party ideas that take the cake

If artisanal ice cream is the new cupcake, what to do with all those cute cupcake wrappers?

We’ve found six ways to turn the humble, pleated paper cup into your party’s main attraction. From ice cream bowls and name card holders to garlands and flowers — it’s a cupcake wrapper celebration you’ll eat up.

Without a smidge of frosting.

Cupcake wrappers available at bakeitpretty.com.

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Entertainment

Inside Story: Heidi Merrick

Inside Story: Heidi Merrick

The L.A.-based designer shows us her home

Los Angeles is full of secrets, from who’s gone under the knife (everyone) to what really happened that fateful night (which one? Exactly.).

Tinseltown designer Heidi Merrick has nothing to hide. For today’s Inside Story, she lets our cameras into her idyllic home, anchored deep in the Silver Lake hills.

What did we discover? Her cherublike daughter, Hiver, jumping on her canopy bed; an Ikea piece she transformed with bright blue paint; and enough light to make sunglasses an indoor necessity.

The place is as much outdoors as in, which is one reason people live in L.A. anyway.

That’s public knowledge.

Shop Merrick’s fall collection (and the pillows you see in her house) at heidimerrick.com. To ogle more homes, check out Lela Rose’s dog elevator, Rebecca Minkoff’s Zen den, and Kaelen Haworth’s DJ booth.