Media Contact: Tara Green
Published: January 26, 2006
Wear your support on your sleeve
Olympics aren't just about the sports, you know. They're also about
fashion. Remember the brouhaha when the U.S. team wore berets?
That look will return when Team USA hits Torino next month. And even
if you don't know slalom from curling, you can join them. Check out Amazon.com's
apparel site for USA wear. Go to www. amazon.com/apparel, then type " Torino " into
the search engine. You'll find more than 100 items ranging from pins
($6.99) to a closing ceremonies vest ($199.99).
Sweet treats, no calories
So, you're being good with that New Year's resolution to avoid sweets?
Sorry, but Valentine's Day is right around the corner.
The good news is that you can enjoy some "chocolate" without
having to test your resolve.
Plank's contemporary yoga collection offers several chocolate-themed
gifts that will not only save calories, but may actually help you burn
a few, too. The Chocolate Chocolate yoga mat ($65) features a brown mat
with the words "chocolate, chocolate" in glossy black lettering;
just what you want when you're doing a chad-aranga. The yoga towel set
($165) includes a towel large enough to cover a yoga mat and two hand
towels made from organic bamboo fibers. The bathrobe ($395, above) is
great for a post-yoga shower or luxuriating around the house. For more
info, visit www.plankdesigns.com.
Nothing says "I love you" like a piece of pop artwork.
No, we're not talking about a poster. Gallery of Love's collection
allows you to celebrate the big day with a series of commemorative prints.
The Valentines edition features a pop art design with a cartoon word
bubble that can be personalized. Wedding, anniversary and other declarations
of love are also available. Prices start at $19.95 at www. galleryoflove.net.
British Invasion redux
Target has done so well with its celebrity designers that now it's
going overseas. The GO International line will rotate designers from
around the world for limited appearances at Target stores. First up:
Luella Bartley, whose style is described as "Joey Ramone meets Gidget." The
Luella line is in Target this winter. •
— FIONA SOLTES, FOR THE TENNESSEAN