Sneak a Peek at Carrie Underwood’s New Activewear Line
You could say there’s something in the water when it comes to musicians launching activewear. After two R&B superstars announced that they had been tapped to create performance gear in the upcoming year — Beyoncé with Topshop to launch her own sportswear brand and Rihanna with Puma as its brand-new creative director — one of the biggest names in country music is now following suit. Carrie Underwood, the six-time Grammy winning country singer has revealed Calia, her first collection of activewear for Dick’s Sporting Goods, which will be available at the outdoor and athletic goods chain starting March 5.
To keep in line with the booming athleisure trend, these Carrie-approved workout clothes are more lifestyle focused than strictly for the gym. Designed with the girl-on-the-go in mind, the feminine 10+ piece collection features strappy sports bras that could pass as crop tops during your post-workout smoothie run and a black cocoon sweater that could easily pull double duty as both your early AM yoga shroud and office cover up. Nothing here is genre bending — we’ll wait for Bey and RiRi to really shake up the silhouettes — but Calia is irrefutably pretty.
Champagne and indigo replace the default shades of pink and blue found on most women’s versions of activewear, while a bold floral print keeps the pieces on trend. So even if your style has always steered a little bit country, there’s gonna something for you to sweat it out in come 2015. Click through to Racked for a sneak peek of the full line.
What musician or celebrity are you hoping launches her own activewear line next? Tell us in the comments below.
(photos via Racked)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)