FITNESS CRAZE: BARRE CLASS

Working out can feel like a chore and we are always on the hunt for a new fitness trend to keep things fun whilst getting our summer bods ready!

I’ve always wanted to be a ballerina but never liked the idea of the feet-destroying slippers! Well, now we can have the best of both worlds where we can get fit, have fun and still be a wanna-be ballerina (without the tutu!).

We’ve recently discovered a group fitness class called “Barre Fitness” or “Dance Barre”, which is fast coming a fitness craze.

Barre is ballet-inspired workouts that use the ‘ballet barre’ (hence where the name is from), and is a dynamic mix of dance, Pilates and fitness. It will almost feel like you’re not even working out at all! Don't be worried if you've never done anything ballet, because the best thing about these classes is they are for all fitness levels!

Barre Dance with Katie Dickens (Albion)

Barre Dance with Katie Dickens (Albion)

If you’re looking to get lean, build your core, flexibility and tone your legs and bum, then this may tickle your fancy!

With this class now becoming higher in demand, we’ve found a few spots around Brisbane near you:

BARRE BRISBANE, WEST END

http://brisbanebarre.com.au

DANCE BARRE, ALBION

http://dancebarre.com.au

REVIVE STUDIO, ASHGROVE

http://revivestudio.com.au

BARRE BODY, CBD

http://barrebody.com.au

XTEND BARRE, STONES CORNER

https://www.xtendbarre.com/studio/stones-corner/

XTEND BARRE, ST LUCIA

https://www.xtendbarre.com/studio/st-lucia/

Broderie, crochet and lace: How to!

Chic and romantic, sweet and feminine are the perfect words to describe this seasons favourite fabric! A fusion of broderie anglaise, crochet and lace have taken over the runway, and are spreading through the streets this summer. With the flowy and flattering silhouettes, it is time to embrace this trend, and re work it to suit you own individual style! Here are our best tips:

1.     Pair a basic top for a new element of sophistication to this summer look. Accompanied by a block heel, and you’re ready to go. 

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2.    Tone down the flowy top with a slim fitted bottom. White pants or denim shorts are the perfect staple pieces to tie in your look.

3.     If dressing bold is your go-to, then don’t hold back with head to toe broderie. Neutral accessories are perfect to compliment this statement outfit.

A few pieces from our Girl & the Sun range suit this trend perfectly! 


Holy grail of tanning

We all know that there is a widespread belief that self-tan products make you look orange! Now by no means are we suggesting that none of them ever will make you appear in this way, BUT by choosing self-tanners suitable for your skin tones, and using correct application techniques your fears of looking like an oompa loompa will no longer exist!

Our sunless tanning winners are:

  1. Bondi Sands Self Tanning foam – the perfect lightweight tan, enriched with aloe vera and coconut
  2.  Loving Tan 2HR express tanning mousse – For us time poor individuals, this tan applies smoothly and dries quickly, developing in only 2 hours!
  3. St Tropez Self tan bronzing mousse – For a long lasting, smooth tan, designed to appear 2-3 shades darker than your natural tone
  4. Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel – Ideal if you desire a subtle golden colour! This product is non-oily and quick drying.

Entering into the summer months we all want that summer, flawless glow, without having to lie out in the sun for hours or appearing like a streaky mess. For best results here are a few tips on how to tan like an expert:

  1. Exfoliate and shave before you let self-tanner anywhere near your body. Use a mild exfoliant to make sure you're sloughing off your dead skin cells before the self-tanner goes on. 
  2. Stand between two mirrors to apply the self-tanner, so you can see exactly what you're doing. 
  3. Be extra mindful of the knees, hands, elbows, feet, ankles and face. These are the areas where self-tanning mistakes show up most. Use a minimal amount of tanning lotion in these areas, and consider wearing latex gloves or a tanning mitt to apply it. 
  4. Once you've applied your self-tanner, keeping your skin hydrated is the key to making it last. Apply lotion daily. 

Studio Agency Fashion Night

On Thursday the 8th of October, Studio Agency along with Mura Boutique presented the Spring/Summer collections to a gorgeous crowd of fashionistas.

It was a beautiful, balmy night at the Limes Hotel Rooftop Bar; the music was pumping and excitement was in the air as guests began to arrive.

The event begun at 6pm and guests were greeted with awesome VIP goodie bags valued at $99. The gift bags were stocked with amazing treats including herbal tea from @yourtea , coffee scrub from @mrbeanbody, coconut tanning oil from @boco.bodyand lip gloss from @klaracosmetics, Byron Bay Cookies and vouchers from Cherry Blooms and Mura Boutique.

All guests received a delicious cocktail upon arrival and had access to a bar tab throughout the evening.

The fashion show began at 7pm and showcased pieces from Toby Heart Ginger, Love Indie, Girl and the Sun and Mura Boutique.

The models looked beautiful and the show received a fantastic applause. 

We are so thankful to have such an amazing team here at Studio Agency and along with the beautiful girls at Mura Boutique the evening was a great success!