blog http://www.sweatybetty.com Sun, 20 May 2018 00:00:00 +0000 en hourly 1 http://www.sweatybetty.com Sweaty Betty x Movemeant Foundation /blog/sweaty-betty-x-movemeant-foundation/ /blog/sweaty-betty-x-movemeant-foundation/#comments Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/sweaty-betty-x-movemeant-foundation/ Movemeant Foundation on a mission to help promote body confidence through fitness. To continue to empower women, this International Women's Day we will be donating £10 or $10 for every Oversized Tee and Flow Tank sold.

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Penny Lane wears the Oversized Slogan Tee and Flow Tank

Who are Movemeant Foundation?

Movemeant Foundation is a charity on a mission to empower women to feel confident about their bodies by using fitness and physical movement as a way to build self-worth and positive body image. Founded by senior Soul Cycle instructor, Jenny Gaithor after she was tired of being bombarded with images of so-called 'perfection' on Instagram. Movemeant aims to offer self-confidence building tools, resources and experiences where fitness and physical movement play a central role. 

What do they do?
 

Research has found that by middle school, 40-70 percent of girls are dissatisfied with two or more parts of their body, and body satisfaction hits rock bottom between the ages of 12 and 15. To compound body dissatisfaction, 51.7% of women reported no participation in any physical activity.
 

Aiming to counter this, Movemeant Foundation addresses these issues with large scale 'Dare to Bare' events and grants to schools, communities and other non-profit organizations—providing women across the country with opportunities to move in ways they never thought possible. Now in multiple middle schools, the Movemeant Curriculum offers career and mentor opportunities for women to facilitate conversations with young girls to foster the many ways we can feel about our bodies beyond appearance. 


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What is Dare to Bare?

Did you see hundreds of women sweating it out in their Sweaty Betty sports bras last autumn? Introducing 'Dare To Bare'Movemeant Foundation's flagship outdoor charity fitness event and the largest body-positive event in the US, supported by Sweaty Betty. Occurring twice a year, in Marina, San Francisco and Union Square Park, New York,  you’ll find thousands participating in a series of fitness classes with a  twist in their Sweaty Betty sports bras.

Why have we teamed up?
 

'Sweaty Betty is all about making women feel amazing and as a Mum of two daughters, I find it so empowering to see Jenny and her team working to increase female self-confidence, so I can't wait to help drive the message even further.' says Sweaty Betty's Founder and Creative Director Tamara. 'We have loved working with them on their annual Dare to Bare events and last October we donated $1 from every sports bra sold to their cause, we can't wait to continue the momentum.'


Find out more about Movemeant Foundation here and keep an eye out for more exciting events this year including Dare to Bare in San Francisco and New York. Show your support and buy your Oversized Tee or Flow Tank today. ]]>
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The story behind the jellyfish print /blog/the-story-behind-the-jellyfish-print/ /blog/the-story-behind-the-jellyfish-print/#comments Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/the-story-behind-the-jellyfish-print/ You may have noticed that our new reversible collection has landed with a fierce new tiger print. Designed in house, we caught up with designer Jess to find out the story behind the print.  

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Model wears the Reversible Leggings, Reversible Bra and Reversible Jacket

Our spring summer collection was inspired by a design trip to Barcelona, in particular Gaudi's architecture, which is dotted throughout the city. On the second day of our visit, we went on an amazing Gaudi walking tour, and the Casa Batlló really caught my attention. A renowned building located in the centre of Barcelona, it was redesigned in 1904 by Gaudí and is covered in incredible blue, mauve and green tiles and studded with wave-shaped balconies. When I returned to London, I was amazed how fascinated Gaudi was by nature and marine life, which inspired a lot of his work.   

Coincidentally at the time, I was reading Drowned World by JG Ballard, a science fiction novel based around the future where sea levels have risen and marine life has grown to huge proportions. This combination led me to become fascinated with images of photo luminescent under water creatures. Every season, we always have a statement fun print, previously there have been goats, tigers and vegetables (yes, kale), so I thought why not jellyfish? We took these neon creatures and added them to a neutral dark blue background to ensure they pop on the Reversible Leggings and Reversible Shorts. The dark shade and mesh panels ensure that despite this print being statement it’s flattering, though if you’re print shy, they also reverse to black. 

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Rhiannon Lambert's 5 Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle /blog/rhiannon-lamberts-5-tips-for-a-healthy-lifestyle/ /blog/rhiannon-lamberts-5-tips-for-a-healthy-lifestyle/#comments Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/rhiannon-lamberts-5-tips-for-a-healthy-lifestyle/ Wondering how to get back on the bandwagon? We've got the girl to help. Harley Street nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert, author of Re-Nourish: A Simple Way To Eat Well, the former soprano turned believer in balance. To celebrate the release of her new book filled with delicious recipes and evidence based advice, she has shared her top tips for living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

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No quick fixes

 

Quick fixes and short-term plans may sound exciting, creating hope and the idea of happiness in next to no time, but all they tend to do is give you just a glimpse of those dreams – until suddenly they don’t. Faddy diets are notoriously hard to maintain; what is more, although you may see some immediate weight loss, their impact on your mind and body in the longer term is not known.

 

Instead of wishing for overnight success, consider your path to healthy eating and an enriched mind and body as a journey, where a basic nutritional education is the key to taking that first step and staying on the right track. After all, if you don’t know how or why you’ve got somewhere, how can you expect to stay there? Knowledge is power, as they say.

 

Nutrients not numbers

Being aware of the calorie content in food has long been drummed into us and those who try to lose weight often use a total daily calorie intake as a guide to what they can and can’t eat. The thing is, calories really aren’t much more than a number and we shouldn’t be relying on calorie content to dictate what constitutes a healthy diet.


There is a bizarre concept that suggests that a calorie is a calorie; that its impact on our body is the same regardless of its form. Our bodies really are incredible things and our needs constantly change; by tracking calories or macros we are unable to keep up with and honour these daily differences, not to mention the fact that we are ignoring all the essential micronutrients we need to thrive.


Listen to your body

 

In my experience, too many people look to others to tell them what will work for their body instead of listening carefully to their own individual needs and instincts. No one is smarter than your own body when it comes to knowing what you truly need. Learning to listen to your body’s cues so you address its fundamental needs – free from emotion or habit – will enable you to quickly form a much healthier relationship with food.

 

Your body is equipped to know when you have had enough food so there’s no need to meticulously monitor every morsel that you put into it. It has built-in cues to tell you when to eat and when to stop eating. The practice of engaging all of our senses to guide our eating-related decisions is what I look to achieve with all of my clients. It really is empowering to eat intuitively.


Step off the scales

 

It cannot be denied that weight does offer us some useful measure, but weighing yourself too often can cause anxiety, distress and can even dictate your mood for the day. At worst it can even cause a spiral of deprivation, binge eating and low self-esteem. Instead try to focus on yourself and not obsess about any particular weight or number.

 

The human body is one incredibly complex piece of machinery. There are things going in and coming out; it’s transforming all the time. As a result, your weight can easily fluctuate over the course of a 48-hour period. If binning the scales is a step too far for you, just start by moving your weigh-ins to weekly, then fortnightly and then less often.


Stay motivated
 

Every now and again, we all need some motivation to get us going. However, the higher the expectations you set, the greater the risk of stopping any plan within the first 12 months. Having realistic expectations increases your chances of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Vague goals of ‘losing weight’ or ‘eating more healthily’ do not work as well as the likes of ‘I will eat 5 portions of vegetables every day’ or ‘I will work out 3 times a week’ do. By creating goals that meet a specific criteria, you will significantly increase the success rate of achieving them and you may even get superior results.

 

Remembering exactly why you are making healthy choices will also help you stay on course. It really is helpful to make a list of specific reasons why you want to get healthier. Why not keep your list on your phone so you can check it whenever you need a quick boost to stay on track?

Keen to get started? Try my exclusive recipe for Protein Pancakes for a delicious breakfast.

Re-Nourish: A Simple Way To Eat Well (Yellow Kite Books) is out now. Find out more about Rhiannon on rhitrition.com and @rhitrition.

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Rhiannon Lambert's Chocolate Protein Pancakes /blog/rhiannon-lamberts-protein-pancake-recipe/ /blog/rhiannon-lamberts-protein-pancake-recipe/#comments Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/rhiannon-lamberts-protein-pancake-recipe/ An exclusive recipe from  Re-Nourish: A Simple Way To Eat Well by Rhiannon Lambert, Harley Street Nutritionist.

Pancakes don't need to be unhealthy, these easy to make protein pancakes are my go-to post-workout breakfast and take minutes. I’ve used buckwheat flour and chocolate protein powder but you can use any flour you like, and vanilla protein powder would work just as well. These pancakes are a healthy dessert item and can also act as a great breakfast option – they are high in protein and will leave you full and satisfied.

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Ingredients (serves 2)

1 small banana
1 medium egg (omit for vegan pancakes, as long as you include the banana)
140ml milk of choice
1 tsp honey (optional)
20g chocolate protein powder
20g buckwheat flour
1 tbsp 100% unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
1 tsp baking powder
coconut or olive oil, for frying

To serve: Yoghurt, berries, nut butter, maple syrup, honey, chopped nuts or chocolate.

Method

Put the banana into a bowl and mash with a fork. Whisk in the egg, milk and honey, if using. Then add all the dry ingredients and whisk again. Alternatively you can just whizz everything together in a blender.

 

Warm a large frying pan over a medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil and swirl it around the pan. Dollop in around 1 heaped tablespoon of the batter mixture to make an American-style thicker pancake, then continue to add 2 or 3 to the pan (don’t overcrowd the pan as it makes them difficult to flip). Cook for 2–3 minutes each side, only flipping when the underside is browned and has formed a light crust.
 

Remove from the pan when done on both sides and continue with the rest of the batter.

 

Plate the pancakes up in a stack and serve with your favourite toppings.


Re-Nourish: A Simple Way To Eat Well (Yellow Kite Books) is out now. Find out more about Rhiannon on rhitrition.com and @rhitrition. Read Rhiannon's tips on a healthy new year here. 

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The story behind the tiger print /blog/the-story-behind-the-tiger-print/ /blog/the-story-behind-the-tiger-print/#comments Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/the-story-behind-the-tiger-print/ Christmas collection has landed with a fierce new tiger print. Designed and sketched in house, we caught up with designer Sophie to find out the story behind the print.  

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Sophie sketches the design you will find on the Tora Sweat

Our Autumn/Winter collection was inspired by Scandi and Japanese design, so when I was researching for this I wanted our Christmas pieces to slot in seamlessly. When I was researching the collection, I came across these amazing Japanese illustrations of tigers. Even though tigers are not native to Japan, they were a strong symbol of bravery to the samurai, so feature heavily in art, paintings and even as tattoos. 

I really wanted to create a print that would be a talking point, after the success of our goats last year. So inspired by these sketches of tigers I created a moodboard combined with my own modern references. I then actually made a tiger stencil and spray painted it originally, before we decided to make it solid. This initial design formed the all-over print that you see on the Tiger Eye Seamless Base Layer and Tiger Eye Seamless Leggings. We loved this print so much that I drew the full body tiger in a stencil effect to create the same idea. This was then used in two incarnations, on the Chandrasana Leggings and Cub Printed Sweat in a more abstract design and in a really cool embroidered design on my favourite piece, the Tora Sweat

From the limited edition tiger print, to velvet pieces and ace accessories shop the Christmas collection today. Looking for gifting inspiration? Try our gift guide]]>
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Meet the Model: Astrid Eika /blog/meet-the-model-astrid-eika/ /blog/meet-the-model-astrid-eika/#comments Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/meet-the-model-astrid-eika/ Astrid Eika, a Copenhagen native with a love of the outdoors. We caught up with her on set to talk travel, style and avocados.

meet the model astrid eikaAstrid wears the Japanese Landscape Seamless Top and Seamless Leggings

Where are you from?

Copenhagen, Denmark.

How did you get into modelling?

I was scouted a few times and then decided to give it a go.

What’s been the highlight of your career so far?

There’s been so many, I’m very lucky. Appearing on the cover of Elle Travel and shooting the Lee campaign were both amazing. 

Favourite moment on the shoot?

Doing the catwalk was so fun, I loved wearing all of the different looks and it required lots of energy!

Favourite place in London?
 
I’ve loved staying at the Ace Hotel.

Standout piece from the shoot?

The Japanese landscape baselayers were so cosy, it was a treat to shoot in them.

Where do you live in the world?
 
Copenhagen, Denmark.

Where's your favourite place in the city?

I love Vesterbro, which is just outside of the city centre. It has so many cool bars and restaurants including Mother, my favourite pizza place.

How would you describe your style?
 
Casual, laidback and black.

What’s your go-to piece in your wardrobe?

My black Doc Marten boots. 

Essentials you always take on the plane?

Coconut oil.

What one thing would we always find in your handbag?

Tromborg lipbalm is a stable in my handbag. It keeps my lips smooth and moisturized. The formula feels great, plus I love that it smells like oranges.

Where do you like to workout?

I don’t have a strict workout regime. I love doing anything outdoors and I think the healthiest thing is to walk everywhere. When I'm on vacation I love to swim too.

Guilty pleasure?

A good night out!

What's your favourite food?

Avocado! On toast, with tacos, in a smoothie, I can't get enough.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modelling?

Studying.

Shop our Scandi new arrivals today. Follow @astrideikafr on Instagram.]]>
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Sweaty Betty's guide to out East /blog/sweaty-bettys-guide-to-out-east/ /blog/sweaty-bettys-guide-to-out-east/#comments Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/sweaty-bettys-guide-to-out-east/ ATTENTION EAST HAMPTON. We’re popping up at Gurney’s this weekend and would love you to come and say hello. Visit us at the Montauk Resort, July 22nd-23rd from 9am-6pm, 290 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954.

The summer is in full swing and for New Yorkers this means it’s time to go out East. The legendary Hamptons and Montauk have awakened from their winter slumber ready for months of sand, sun and plenty of rose. Alongside New York’s finest, East Hamptons’ Newtown Lane is about to gain a new resident - Sweaty Betty. ‘After spending time in Montauk and East Hampton with a group of editors a few years ago, I am so excited for Sweaty Betty to pop up here’ says Founder and Creative Director Tamara Hill-Norton. Here’s our guide of where to eat and workout out East.

EAST HAMPTON

The location of our Hamptons pop-up is a true destination for all fitness and shopping enthusiasts.

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Workout

Soul Cycle

After opening in 2011, this popular studio ensures die-hard Soul Cycle enthusiasts get their fix. Soul-Cycle.com

SLT

The first Hamptons location of New York’s favourite Megaformer Pilates studio: ‘I call this Pilates meets Barry’s Bootcamp’ reflects Tamara. SLTNYC.com

Tracy Anderson Studio

Mix dance cardio with pampering at the newest Tracy Anderson studio, where skin specialist Eric Bernstein, M.D. will be offering in-house facials and more. TracyAnderson.com

AKT InMotion

Dance cardio maven Anna Kaiser continues to whip her celebrity clients in shape out East. AKTInMotion.com

Eat

Lisa’s Lovely Organic Juice Bar

‘This adorable juice shop should not be missed, try their delicious acai bowls’ says Tamara. LisasLovely.com
 
Café Max

This quaint and hidden spot serves great sandwiches, salads and fresh seafood. CafeMaxEastHampton.com

Fierro's

A favourite with no less than Gwyneth Paltrow herself head here for health-minded pastas, pizzas and wraps minus any guilt. FierrosPizzaStore.com

The Golden Pear

Enjoying their 29th summer in East Hampton, this staple café offers delicious pastries, sandwiches and wraps, alongside some of the best coffee in town. GoldenPearCafe.com

MONTAUK

Montauk - the end of the storied Eastern Shore - remains a laid-back refuge with as many fancy restaurants as there are killer surf breaks. 

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Workout

The Surf Lodge

Montauk’s favourite hangout is hosting an impressive line-up of fitness gurus this summer. Lookout for The Class, Modelfit and an exclusive Sweaty Betty pop up from 15-17 July, ‘The Surf Bazaar is one of my favourite shops in the world so to be there is so cool’ says Tamara. TheSurfLodge.com

Montauk Yacht Club

Every session at the Elements Fitness-led barre and fitness classes running this summer is taught on SUP boards. Just try not to fall in. MontaukYachtClub.com

Love Yoga
A favourite with Tamara, Love Yoga is quite the sanctuary with a range of New York’s top instructors teaching there. LoveYogaSpace.com
 
Eat

Duryea’s Lobster Deck


This famous Montauk landmark has undergone a face-lift for 2016. Head here to watch the sunset in the charming outdoor seating area and enjoy the best lobster rolls in town. DuryeaLobster.com

Joni’s

This healthy eatery attracts a crowd on and off season, head there for the best breakfast wraps, cold pressed juices and smoothies. ‘You have to try the mucha maca’ says Tamara, ‘it’s like a healthy milkshake’. JonisMontauk.com

The Crow’s Nest

Few places do dinner in Montauk better than The Crow’s Nest. The lawn outside the restaurant rolls down to a calm inland beach, and strings of fairy lights lead down to the water. CrowsNestMtk.com

Travelling along the coast? Here’s five other spots we love
 
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Barry’s Bootcamp, Southampton

Barry’s with a farmhouse chic twist anyone? This newly opened Southampton location is bigger and better than ever. Expect a seriously good workout and possible star sightings. BarrysBootcamp.com
 
BuddhaBerry, Sag Harbor

‘You cannot visit The Hamptons without stopping at this healthy frozen yogurt spot’ states Tamara. ‘Their organic superfood toppings options like chia seeds and raw cacao are so good’. BuddhaBerry.com

One Ocean Yoga, Bridgehampton

Head here for fresh-air yoga classes under a pretty tent overlooking the Bridgehampton vineyard. OneOceanYoga.com

Jue Lan Club, Southampton

Dim sum meets champagne at this new spot. Head there for the three course bottomless brunch followed by a visit to the on-site photography exhibition, ‘Punks, Photographers and Provocateurs’. JueLanClub.com

Head to the Beach, everywhere

Alongside magnificent houses, shopping and delicious restaurants, The Hamptons are famous for their beaches. Ideal for serene escapes or beachside activities, head to Main Beach in East Hampton for magnificent views out onto the Atlantic Ocean or Coopers Beach in Southampton for seven miles of glorious white sand. 
 
Find out more about our East Hampton pop-up and visit us in-store at 51 Newtown Lane, East Hampton until past Labor Day. Don't forget to follow Twitter and Instagram for opening day insights and event news! ]]>
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Tennis Ambassador Emily Webly-Smith's 7 Top Training Tips /blog/tennis-ambassador-emily-weblysmiths-7-top-training-tips/ /blog/tennis-ambassador-emily-weblysmiths-7-top-training-tips/#comments Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/tennis-ambassador-emily-weblysmiths-7-top-training-tips/ With Wimbledon just around the corner, we asked Sweaty Betty Ambassador and professional tennis player Emily Webley-Smith to give us some training tips. Born in Bristol, Emily's currently ranked 599th in the world and has competed in Wimbledon six times. Here are her top 7 tips for perfecting your play court-side, read these pre-match with a side of strawberries and cream.

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Model wears the Championship Tennis Dress 

Be comfortable

Choose kit that you can move in and don't have to adjust while you play. The Ace Tennis Polo and Match Play Tennis Skort will be my choice at Wimbledon for the perfect combination of freedom of movement and style. The skirt even has built in shorts so rhythm between serves isn’t disturbed with a search for the second ball.

Core control

Core training counts for a lot in this sport. With greater strength in your core, you'll be better balanced on court and able to hold positions on the run. If you haven’t already, incorporate core work into your workouts and add a light medicine ball to your exercises to make them more tennis specific.
 
Preparation

Warm up well: start slowly with a light jog followed by a dynamic warm-up using the movements you'll be making during the rallies to come. Once hitting, look for rhythm and timing in the first few minutes rather than pace and power, concentrating on feeling the ball and getting your feet in the right position.
 
Watch the ball

It may seem simple but with so many other things to think about, this often gets forgotten. You only have to see action photos of Serena Williams to see how intently her eyes are focused on the ball. We may not be able to crush the ball as hard as she can, but we can certainly aim to watch it as carefully. Vocalisations are optional.
 
Stay hydrated

The tennis scoring system is there for a reason: it allows the body to recover. Use the change of ends wisely and ensure you drink enough water or diluted sports drink. You'll be surprised how much water you lose through sweating even in the British summer. Remember a 1% loss of hydration can lead to a 10% drop in performance so sip away.
 
Be determined

Whilst you may not be able to reach every ball your opponent is firing down, aim to make an attempt or first step reaction to each and every one. What's more, with tennis being the perfect all-over workout, you will be burning calories from those summer barbecues and toning muscles you didn't know you had.
 
Remember it's a game

Too often we get caught up in the technicalities of forehands and backhands and forget that tennis is a game. Have fun creating angles and shots in your own style, play with freedom and have some fun.

Shop the Tennis collection today and come down to our Wimbledon shop between 3-16 July. Follow Emily on Instagram @emilywebleysmith
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Meet the model: Farah Holt /blog/meet-the-model-farah-holt/ /blog/meet-the-model-farah-holt/#comments Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/meet-the-model-farah-holt/ Farah Holt was the perfect choice to showcase our high summer collection of rose gold and fluoro brights. We caught up with her on location in Palm Springs to talk career highlights, holiday destinations and off-duty style. 

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Farah wears the Practice Tee and Wild Thing Shorts

Where are you from?

Porth Leven in Cornwall.
 
How did you get into modelling?

I visited my aunt in London when I was 15 and got scouted on a trip to Covent Garden. 
 
What’s been the highlight of your career so far?

Fulfilling my childhood dream of living in New York.

Favourite moment on the shoot?

When I jumped into the pool at the end.

Favourite place in LA?

In LA I love to hike in Panga Canyon, it’s beautiful. In Palm Springs? Whenever I’m here I love to go to Toucan Lounge, you’re guaranteed a good night there.

Standout piece from the shoot?

All the gold, especially the Wild Thing Shorts, they are just so cool. 

Where do you live in the world?

In the East Village in New York.

Where would you go on your ideal holiday?

Japan.

Best meal you’ve ever had?

I go every year on my birthday to a little place in the West Village in New York, their fancy cheese board and a bottle of prosecco is so good.

Favourite place in the world?

North Thailand.

How would you describe your style?

Haphazard, too tight, colourful.

What’s your go-to piece in your wardrobe?

My black velvet Jean Paul Gaultier suit, I throw it on with converse.

Essentials you always take on the plane?

Lip balm, an extra blanket and a book.

Do you workout? What do you like to do?

I do vinyasa yoga and sometimes box with a trainer.

Guilty pleasure?

Alcohol, I love a good beer.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modelling?

Studying literature, I wanted to be an English teacher or writer growing up.

Where are you next flying off to in the world?

Belize for a holiday tomorrow!

Get summer ready and shop the new collection today. Follow @farahholt on Instagram. ]]>
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The Sweaty Betty Out of Office /blog/the-sweaty-betty-out-of-office/ /blog/the-sweaty-betty-out-of-office/#comments Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/the-sweaty-betty-out-of-office/ Out of Office. With studies proving that holidaymakers feel at their happiest just before trips, it is no wonder that turning on your out of office is one of the most satisfying moments of the year. At Sweaty Betty we aren't happy with a generic automated reply, so we've recruited our Founder and Creative Director Tamara to explain how the #SBOutofOffice began and to give you the chance to win your own dream Out of Office this summer. 

out of office june 2017Model wears the Wild Thing Shorts, Tiki Crop Top and Light Speed Jacket

The SB Out of Office

I absolutely love to travel, to the extent that twice a year I take our design team to a different place to find inspiration. I've always travelled a lot for work and pleasure, so a few years ago when one of our suppliers made a tongue-in-cheek remark that he could never keep track of me, our fun out of offices were born. My holiday's are always very active so whether I was surfing in California or chasing after our kids in West Wittering, I started to make a reference to where we were in the world.

We have so many interesting, well-travelled women in the office, so I began to ask them to share too. From yogi's teacher training in India, to adrenaline junkies black water rafting in New Zealand and girls eating their weight in Nutella crepes in Paris, these trips were so amazing I thought it was silly not to share. That's not to say it's all serious. For every yoga retreat there are plenty of Belgian waffles, Aperol Spritz and sun-loungers and half our marketing team are going to Ibiza next week. 

With this in mind, we wanted to give you the chance to win your own dream out of office this summer. Simply find out how to enter below (I've tried but sadly I'm not allowed to win). 

How to win your dream Out of Office

From surfing in Morocco to wine-tasting in France, if you're dreaming of going away we want to give you the chance to win your dream #SBOutofOffice, simply follow the steps below.

1. Write down your dream Out of Office, the more creative the better. We've given you an easy to use card that you can print here

2. Follow us on Instagram @sweatybetty.

3. Grab your print out and take a selfie, SB kit encouraged.

4. Share your picture with #SBOutofOffice and tag us and your travel buddy.

It's that simple, plus if you need inspiration head to @sboutofoffice now.

Find holiday style this way from rose gold shorts to sleek swimwear by shopping new arrivals here. Follow us on Instagram and at #SbOutofOffice to see other entries. ]]>
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