July 31st //
(image via latimes.com)
Here’s Barack Obama throwing the ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star Game on July 14th . Which makes you wonder: Why is it that so many recent U.S. presidents (Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Obama) are all lefties??
The good news is that Obama got his game attire right with the Red Tab Levi’s (us.levi.com) and the White Sox jacket (well, almost right, considering that he was in St. Louis.) But after reviewing Obama’s pitch, we felt compelled to offer some advice.
Future candidates, listen up:
The 5 steps to throwing a baseball (or any ball, for that matter):
- Position your feet sideways to your target, shoulder-width apart.
- Find a comfortable grip. If you’re throwing a baseball, place your thumb underneath the ball, second and third fingers on top.
- In one smooth motion, shift your weight to your back foot — so you’re loading the power in your hips and shoulders — and swing your arm back over your head. The ball should be above or even with your head and your elbow directly below the ball.
- Uncoil, releasing your shoulders and hips as you throw the ball toward the target. If you want to add more torque, snap your wrist as you release it.
- Follow through to boost your momentum, and stay on balance.
Now the real question: Does Obama’s baggy denim qualify as “dad” jeans?
January 28th //
Granted, Barack Obama has been in high-demand, ever since he was elected President of the United States. Since then, we’ve heard a lot about Michelle Obama’s choice in dresses. Doll maker, Ty, has decided to jump on the bandwagon and came up with the following dolls — which closely resemble Barack and Michelle Obama’s daughters, Malia and Sasha.
[Image via The Chicago Tribune]
What do you think of Marvelous Malia and Sweet Sasha? Were these dolls intended to be Sasha and Malia Obama?
January 22nd //
This past weekend has been nothing short of remarkable. With Barack Obama becoming the 44th President of the United States, we can expect to see some much needed changes in our country over the next four years.
With so many celebrities in town, one would have thought that the Oscars or Golden Globes were taking place. Instead, we spent the weekend with Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, marveling at what Barack Obama has accomplished up until this point. My good friends, Shakira along with Alejandro Sanz and Raquel Pereda joined us as well to help celebrate Obama’s inauguration.
What a thrilling weekend it was, where everyone seemed to just get along — despite the nearly two million people being in DC.
Yes, it was cold, but it was well worth it to see such wonderful performers put on exceptional performances, not to mention, give speeches about change and diversity and how you need to feel comfortable with who you are.
Did you brave the freezing cold to see Barack Obama become the 44th President of the United States? I want to hear from you and your experience!
January 21st //
All eyes were on Barack Obama yesterday as he was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America. The ceremony was truly historic, and emotional for all of America–welcoming a new first family into the White House! All eyes were on Michelle Obama as well. Not only because she became the new first lady of the country yesterday, but because she has emerged as a fashion icon, and her inauguration gown choice has been highly anticipated for the past few months. Check out this video highlighting Michelle’s inauguration fashion.
I love the fact that Michelle chose an up-and-coming designer for her ball gown. I also love the fact that it incorporated two HOT trends this season–a white gown with a one-shouldered cut. What do you think of Michelle’s choice? Will it still look as polished 50 years from now?
January 2nd //
In a split second, the holidays were here and then gone. I really hope that everyone had a wonderful New Years Eve ringing in 2009! Marc, Maria, JR and I rang in the new year in the Big Apple, with a few close friends in Paulina Rubio, Alejandro Sanz and Raquel Pereda, as well as Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo along with a few other Dallas Cowboy’s players. As we put 2008 behind us and look forward to a new President of the United States in Barack Obama and a rejuvenated economy, I wanted to take the time to wish everyone a wonderful and prosperous 2009!