In today’s headlines from Los Angeles, Michelle Obama’s financial information is exposed, a Mad Men season six tease, The Great Gatsby to open the Cannes Film Festival, and more!
It's time to kick off your (uber-high) heels, because low heels (3 inches and below) are breaking ground. Seen at runways like Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, and Peter Som, this demure heel height isn't just more walkable; it's also right on trend. Watch our video to check out four pairs that will put a little Spring in your step right now.
It seems like every day there's a new viral video, meme, GIF, interview, or tweet that makes us literally laugh out loud at our desks. Lately we've been cracking up over goat music videos, Gosling giggles, J Law awkwardness, and mom dancing. So if you need a pick-me-up today, we've got the remedy. Get your funny bone tickled with 10 things that made us LOL this week!
Fact: Today's kids are the most sedentary generation in America's history. Only one in three children is active on a daily basis, and only four percent of elementary schools offer daily P.E. "That's not just bad for their bodies, it's also bad for their minds because being less active can actually hurt kids' academic performance," First Lady Michelle Obama said at an event we attended today announcing the new Let's Move! Active Schools initiative. The program aims to help schools create active environments where students can get 60 minutes of physical activity before, during, and after the school day, and the goal is to reach 50,000 schools during the next five years.
"This is about so much more than keeping our kids physically active," Obama said. "And it's about more than making sure that they do well in school. I mean, this is about giving our kids the structure and support they need to thrive in every single aspect of their lives. It's about giving them something to strive for, something to hope for, somewhere to belong. And physical activity is a critical part of that broader effort."
While Obama stressed that we don't need "new sports leagues or fancy equipment" to get kids moving (she suggested after-school running clubs or dance flash mobs between classes and cited her own love of double Dutch), the far-reaching program does come with some major expenses, and to help out, Nike has pledged to invest $50 million in the effort over the next five years. Keep reading for more exciting info about Let's Move! Active Schools.
The first lady is committed to fitness, and her arms prove it. We've long coveted Michelle Obama's toned biceps and triceps and have rounded up a few moves to get you there. Watch this video to learn three easy exercises to work your arms. Grab some dumbbells and get ready for the right to bare arms. And don't forget to exercise your right to vote!
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We're recapping the best 2013 Oscars moments in this POPSUGAR Rush, including how the First Lady's cameo came to be, what Jennifer Lawrence was thinking when she tripped walking up to the stage, and Jimmy Kimmel's Oscars spoof video. Plus, we're taking you inside the star-studded Vanity Fair party!
- Illustrator Damien Florebert Cuypers sketched some of the most iconic looks from last night's red carpet for a special collection of Oscars-themed images. [AnotherMag]
- Last night marked the 10th consecutive year that the top winners at the Academy Awards — including best actress Jennifer Lawrence — donned jewels by Chopard. [PS Fashion News Inbox]
- Cara Delevingne has officially trademarked her name, protecting it from being used as a marketing tool for everything from perfumes and handbags to even walking sticks. [Telegraph]
- Reed Krakoff can't resist a good Bravo reality show. "I love TV, very bad TV and very good TV," the designer said. "I like The Real Housewives of New York City . . . I draw the line at Atlanta." [The Wall Street Journal]
- The British Fashion Council has announced that the next dedicated menswear Fashion Week will run from June 16 to 18, presenting a conflict with Pitti Uomo, which begins on June 18. [WWD]
More of the fashion news you need to know, right here.
While attending the Governors' Dinner, First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the Oscars Sunday night. Michelle donned a sparkly Naeem Khan gown and presented the best picture Oscar remotely via satellite. The accolade went to Argo, which fittingly has a political theme as it's based on a true story about a CIA plan to help a group of Americans escape Iran.
"Welcome to the White House, everyone," Michelle said on screen. The FLOTUS then added that these nominated movies "took us back in time and all around the world. They made us laugh. They made us weep and made us grip our armrests just a little tighter. They taught us that love can endure against all odds and transform our minds in the most surprising ways. And they reminded us that we can overcome any obstacle if we dig deep enough and fight hard enough and find the courage to believe in ourselves."
Between this and Michelle's recent Jimmy Fallon video, we can only hope movies are next for the first lady!