Nigel Barker knows well the topic of his new book, “Models of Influence” (Harper Design, $40). That’s because he used to be one. The host of Oxygen’s reality competition “The Face” presents 50 of the most influential females in the industry from the 1940s to today — from Twiggy, Veruschka and Janice Dickinson to Coco Rocha to Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss. Eight chronological chapters spotlight an era, with stories of the ladies who were literally on the front lines of fashion.
Look good, feel good is right. Splits59 active-wear is gaining traction with such fitness conscious celebrities as Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Lea Michele. Why? Because the line, named for the last second on the stopwatch, looks nothing like your mom’s track suit of yore. The edgy pieces with details like mesh cutouts and sheer panels can fit in at the gym or the club. The popular, all-in-one leggings/support bodysuit is sold at Intermix on Lincoln Road.
If it’s good enough for environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio ... The actor has hopped on the liquid-nutrition train as a new investor in San Diego’s Suja Juice, along with fellow chuggers Jared Leto and Sofia Vergara. Why this stuff is so darn good for you: Thousands of pounds of pressure are applied to squeeze juice from fresh produce; ingredients are then preserved through high pressure processing. Sold at Publix, Target, Whole Foods.
Even in SoFla, cold and flu season is in full swing. Jenny McCarthy, just in town for Eleven Miami’s first year anniversary, said she turns to Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy products, enriched with zinc, to shorten the duration of her misery. In various fruit and honey flavors as well as fast melt pills and an oral spray. Ages 12 and over.
Rihanna looked good enough to eat in her giant pink Barbie cake of a dress at the Grammys. For inquiring noses: Ryan Seacrest reports that the singer gave off a delicious scent as well. “I smell everyone on the red carpet and @rihanna was the best...#nowyouknow.” Word is Ri was wearing her own fragrance, Rogue, which comes in a male and female version. Macy’s.