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Clothing Designer Mary Simonsen Shares Skinny Tricks & Style Tips

Lauryn Evarts talks with clothing and handbag designer, Mary Simonsen.

Lauryn Evarts talks with clothing and handbag designer, Mary Simonsen.

Recently I interviewed fashionista/clothing designer, Mary Simonsen. Not only is she sweet & gorgeous, she’s also insanely talented ( ummm…her “Marilyn style” dress needs to get on my bod ASAP ). And when I discovered she maintains her rocking body from swimming, I’m totally inspired to hop in the pool ( at least I will when it’s warmer out!! ) & get my swim on.

Anyway this babe is killing it her amazing dress & handbag line. Her stuff is to die!

Check Mary out…

+ Hiiii. Tell us about yourself.

My name is Mary Simonsen. I am a local clothing designer for my own private label “Buttons & Minx” as well as the designer for the handbag collection “Rocio Martinez.” My first line, Buttons & Minx is a collection comprised of handmade one of a kind silk, silk-chiffon maxi dresses, & backless sequin tunics. My brand is known for creating simple silhouettes with current trends in fabrication such as color, texture, & design.

The “Marilyn style” dress is a staple piece in my collections. This simple & timeless silhouette is especially flattering to all body types; it can be worn in both casual and nighttime settings. The Marilyn dress is also versatile because it can be worn several different ways including basic halter top, front criss cross tied in the back, one shoulder halter, etc. All fabrications I use are of the highest quality as most of my silks are imported directly from Italy and India!

+ Quick skinny tips?

Drink a lot of water & take hot Epsom salt baths. It helps to detox your body & remove water weight/bloating.

Also try to get a workout of even just fifteen mins a day. Not only does this burn fat as you’re doing it but it allows you to metabolize the next few meals much quicker.

+ Weekly workout schedule?

I don’t really have a weekly schedule. I’m not really the type of person to schedule everything I do. My life can be hectic & the industry I’m in is very unpredictable. But I do like to get in a workout at least three to four times a week. I usually turn to swimming ( I was a competitive swimmer for over ten years ). If you have any injuries like I do, swimming is the least straining exercise on the body.

+ Favie go-to healthy food?

Avocado!! I eat it with a splash of low fat balsamic vinaigrette & a little pepper. Yum!

Also, I make a great protein shake with fresh blueberries ( great antioxidants ), raspberries, bananas ( great source of potassium, which most women are naturally deficient in ), oranges, & low-fat yogurt.

I also try to juice as much as possible. My fav: apples, carrots ( with the skin because that’s what holds the nutrients ), ginger ( a little bit goes a long way ) & last but certainly not least…BEETS! Beets are a super, super food.

They’re also a fantastic way to do a natural temp lip or check stain : ).

+ Motivation to stay in shape?

Good health & a woman has much more self-esteem if she feels her body is in shape & she looks good. Self-esteem is so important!

Lauryn Evarts talks with handbag and clothing designer Mary Simonsen about fashion and skinny tips.

+ World’s best beauty product?

MAC mascara- it’s called ‘Haute & Naughty Lash.’ It makes the eyes pop so it looks like you’re wearing false lashes. I’ve tried hundreds of mascaras & this one is by far my favorite.

+ Natural beauty remedy that you do?

I try to avoid using foundation as much as possible or anything that topically covers the face & clogs pores. I use to wear foundation everyday but after I found a great facialist I realized I needed to get over my fear of bare skin. My skin is more radiant & blemish free after banning foundation.

+ Top five fashion must-haves:

1.} Motorcycle boots

2.} An ASOS leather jacket

3.} A faux fur coat

4.} A handbag with a pop of color

5.} MAC’s red lipstick with an orange tint

+ Quick, easy, health recipe:

Homemade chicken, veggie soup. Use pre-made chicken broth or make your own from scratch. Add in chopped carrots, celery, sweet potatoes instead of regular, & any other veggies you like. Enjoy!

+ If you’re interested in Mary’s Designs e-mail Mary.Simonsen@yahoo.com.

Lauryn Evarts talks with clothing and handbag designer, Mary Simonsen.

Lauryn Evarts talks with clothing and handbag designer, Mary Simonsen.

SOM: Playmate of the Year Jayde Nicole

Lauryn Evarts talks with Jayde Nicole, Playmate of the Year and Playboy model about health and fitness tips.

When I met Jayde Nicole at her birthday party last year, I was completely motivated. Let me tell you, her figure is just as toned & fit in person, as you see in the pictures. I am so excited for her to be March’s Skinnista of the Month. Not only has she been named a Playmate of the Year, she also just launched a healthy-living website, Jayde Nicole Fitness and was on the hit MTV show “The Hills.” Thanks to Jayde for sharing her skinny secrets!

+ Describe your fitness background.

I have always been a health & fitness fanatic! I have been a vegetarian since I was about four years old. No one else in my family was, so as a child my diet was not great. When I turned about twelve I was told by my doctor I was malnourished & anemic. I started reading books, visiting professional nutritionists, & trainers to try to understand my body and what it needed to be completely healthy. Since then I have been a complete health & fitness junkie. I love learning about foods that can make your hair grow, clear up your skin, reduce stress, reduce the chances of cancer. Pretty much anything you need can be done through a proper diet and fitness program. Last year I made it official by becoming a Certified Personl Trainer and Fitness Nutritionist certified by the International Sports and Science Association.

+ Tell us about your Jayde Nicole fitness products:

JNF has an amazing line of supplements! We carry everything from fat burners, cellulite killers to fat free proteins, cleanses & multi- vitamins. It’s a one stop shop for anybody that is trying to loss weight, get in shape, and/or start a healthier life style. There are also all natural & actually work!

Lauryn Evarts talks with Jayde Nicole, Playmate of the Year and Playboy model about health and fitness tips.

+ Favorite product from your store?

I take & love all of them! The most popular supplement is The Supermodel Skinny. The Supermodel Skinny helps burn fat, boost the metabolism, suppress hunger,  and it promotes weight loss.

Quick skinny tip?

Switch all your beverages [ ex. juice, soda, etc. ] to water.

Skinny cocktail of choice?

Veev, water, & lime or Veev & Sprite Zero.

+ Favorite exercise?

All my favorite exercises are on my DVD [ found on her website ]. I like a workout you can do anywhere. I am not a huge fan of machines and I love to make my muscles multi-task by working several at the same time.

+ Healthy go-to snack?

I really focus on eating lots of fruits and vegetables & NO fast food or junk, just some dark chocolate for dessert. I also try to only drink green tea & water. I think people drink a lot of their daily calories and that adds to their weigh gain. I make my own healthy 100 calories packs and keep them on hand for when hunger hits.

Lauryn Evarts talks with Jayde Nicole, Playmate of the Year and Playboy model about health and fitness tips.

+ Motivation to stay in shape?

The beach! My boyfriend has a nighclub called Pink Kitty in Cabo. I’m there offen so I have to be in bikini shape year round, it is a big motivation for me.

+ Natural beauty product recommendation?

Most of my beauty routine is at night. I usually cleanse with my Clarisonic, tone, and use antioxidant vitamin serum. Then I use Eminence Mango Night Cream, a little nighttime eye cream, & then I get as much beauty sleep as possible! In the morning, I make sure I take my vitamins, eat healthy throughout the day, and drink plenty of water.

+ Follow Jayde on Facebook and Twitter here.

Lauryn Evarts talks with Jayde Nicole, Playmate of the Year and Playboy model about health and fitness tips.

Lauryn Evarts talks with Jayde Nicole, Playmate of the Year and Playboy model about health and fitness tips.

Lauryn Evarts talks juicing and skinny tips. She is a fitness and wellness blogger from Southern California with weight loss tricks.