Tuesday, January 2, 2018

ECO GLAMAZINE: January 2018

Remember Sweet Valley High? 
The Twins from the 90's TV Series are back with a new lifestyle blog The Sweet Life

Here's your first look at our new Summer issue featuring The Sweet Life sisters Brittany and Cynthia Daniel. 


JANUARY 2018


Cover story featuring The Sweet Life's Brittany + Cynthia Daniel coming soon! 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

ECO ANGEL: Shania Twain


Shania Twain Now & Then

ECO ANGEL 

She's not just a pretty face, she's got everything it takes. 

Shania Twain was born Eileen Regina Edwards on August 28, 1965. This Canadian born "Queen of Country" is the highest selling female country artist of all time with over 100 million records sold. 

She began singing lessons after she graduated high school in 1983. Back then she was just a girl with a guitar who went to Nashville with a dream. But after her mother and step father died in a car crash in 1987 Shania Twain moved back to Canada to take care of her siblings. 

In 1993 she signed her first record deal with Mercury Nashville Records and release her debut self titled album. Although we know Shania to be a very talented song writer her first album included 9 tracks written by other artists and only one track co-written by Shania. 





It wasn't until her second studio album, The Woman in Me released in 1995 that fans experienced her talent for song writing, in particular country songs with her writing partner and music producer Robert "Mutt" Lange. The album included her hit songs I'm Outta Here, Any Man of Mine, You Win My Love, The Woman in Me and Who Bed Have Your Boots Been Under

Mutt Lange and Shania met in June 1993 and became husband and wife 6 months later in December 1993. Not only partners in life but in music - Lange was Shania's music producer, co-writer and husband. 

After the success of her second album, Shania released her career defining album Come on Over in 1997. Debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, Come on Over stayed in the Top 10 for over 151 weeks and sold over 40 million copies worldwide! Shania released 12 singles and 9 music videos from Come on Over including fan favourites You're Still The One, That Don't Impress Me Much and Man I Feel Like a Woman!





Shania: "Without a doubt, the best way to get to know me is through my music." 

Shania spent 17 months touring USA, Canada, Europe and Australia from 1998 - 1999 promoting the album to sell out crowds! Come on Over is the best selling album ever released by a female artist. 

After the incredible success of Come on Over Shania took a break from music and gave birth to her son Eja in 2001. The following year she released her 4th album simply titled Up! 
This album featured 3 versions (red, green and blue discs) containing different mixes of the same 19 tracks. A diverse and interesting way for fans to enjoy her music. 




In 2003 - 10 years after the release of her debut album - Shania needed a break! 

Shania: "For a good 10 - 12 years, I was working non-stop and I wasn't really enjoying my success... I had been working really hard and intense for over a decade, I just had a baby and I was ready for a break and then I was suddenly having a voice issues. I just figured it was fatigue."

Sadly Shania was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. She thought she would never sing again after doctors told her she had permanent partial paralysis in the nerves connected to her vocal cords from her battle with Lyme Disease. 

Shania: "It will heel to a degree but I will still have scar tissue, it can never heal 100 per cent. It adds to my anxiety, it's a lot of pressure." 


Shania Twain | Billboard

If things couldn't get any worse - during her illness her husband Mutt Lange had an affair with Shania's best friend Marie-Anne Thiébaud. Her fairytale romance was shattered. Shania was heartbroken. The couple announced their separation on May 15, 2008. 

Shania: "It's going from believing that it was so wonderful and believing in it to then all of a sudden wow, I guess it wasn't as wonderful as I thought. I think what made my divorce heavier for me in the moment was the fact that it was like I don't think I can handle one more bloody thing like that, how many more traumatic moments can I take." 

After 16 years of marriage, Shania and Mutt divorced on June 9, 2010.  Shania admits "I'll always be sad that my marriage ended." 

But as they say every cloud has a silver lining and Shania soon found new love with Frédéric Thiébaud (her ex-best friend Marie Anne's former husband). The pair had bonded after discovering their partners had an affair and in a unique twist of fate fell in love and were engaged just 6 months after Shania's divorce. 

Shania: "Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind." 

Shania Twain & Frédéric Thiébaud

Shania and her new beau Frédéric were married in Puerto Rico on January 1, 2011. Later that year Shania released her autobiography From This Moment On which she gives a heartfelt account of her childhood, rise to fame, personal tragedies and her process for healing. 



Following her whirlwind romance Shania briefly returned to music with her first single in 6 years Today Is Your Day and began writing her 5th studio album. 

Shania: "First I have to finish my new album this winter. Six tracks are already completed. I've written 38 songs in total, and now the process is underway to narrow that down to another six or eight to finish recording." 

The following year Shania began her Las Vegas residency with her highly anticipated first Still The One show at Ceaser's Place on December 1, 2012. Her Still The One vegas shows showcased Shania's greatest hits and were a huge success. So Shania embarked on her Rock This Country Tour in 2015 performing 72 concerts in North America. 


Shania Twain STILL THE ONE

In 2016 at the age of 51 Shania accepted the Icon Award at the 2016 Billboard Women in Music awards. 

Shania: "I don't always feel brave, I don't always feel courageous and confident. But on a day like today, celebrating women who have come so far in the industry - we all know the only way to get here is by dreaming, working really, really hard and being courageous." 




In 2017 the Queen of Country returned to songwriting and released her first album in 15 years simply titled NOW. Every track written by Twain. 

Some may call it a comeback, but it's more like a triumphant return to country music from a remarkable woman who has faced tremendous odds and downfalls only to emerge as a truly inspirational singer who provides wisdom and hope. 

Shania: "I feel like I'm on top of the world. Honestly, I feel like I've climbed a very giant mountain, and I'm just standing right on top with my arms wide open and breathing rarified air." 

Shania's new album NOW features her uplifting new song Life's About To Get Good which truly embodies Shania's new outlook on life. Shania describes her new album as "An emotional roller coaster, and the lyrics reflect that." 

Shania: "My voice is stronger today than ever." 


Shania Twain NOW

Next year Shania will return to the stage performing all her greatest hits for her adoring fans around the world on her NOW World Tour.  

Shania: "It's time to get back out there and give the music a chance to live a life!" 

Shania Twain is a truly remarkable woman with strength and courage. She teaches us that you can overcome life's toughest obstacles and be triumphant. Shania Twain is a true music legend and her songs are timeless and iconic. And the time for Shania to shine is NOW.  


Shania Twain 

Official: www.shaniatwain.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/ShaniaTwain
Instagram: Instagram.com/ShaniaTwain


 
This cover story is featured in Eco Glamazine November 2017.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

KATE HUDSON: Fabletics


KATE HUDSON Fabletics 

Ready, set, sweat. Eco Angel Kate Hudson looks stylish while she sweats in new season Fabletics styles. 

Fabletics is an innovative, high quality athletic wear line co-founded by Kate Hudson. 

“This month we're giving you even more styles with all the details you need to live your best life.”  
- Kate Hudson, Fablectics Co-Founder 




Kate is wearing Fabletics Veda 2 piece set which includes Kenzie Sports Bra in Fossil Print and High Waisted 7/8 Leggings in Marsh. 

A stylish medium-support bra with keynote cutouts keeps you cool and Fabletics high-waisted 7/8 capris hold you in, in all the right places. 

Kate: “As a mom, actor, businesswoman and author, I need styles that do it all (literally). That's why we've added special details, like convenient pockets, adjustable straps, performance fabrics and more.” 


Kate is wearing Fabletics Kaia 2 piece set which includes Alena Seamless Sports Bra in Evergreen and Janie Seamless Leggings in Evergreen.  

Kate: I try to do pilates at least twice a week. I've been doing it for 15 years and I think it strengthens from the inside. When your core is strong, everything else starts to lift up.


Kate: My workout mantra is 'Break a sweat every day.' Even if it's just for 20 minutes. I'm very disciplined about that. That said, sweating every day doesn't mean you have to go crazy. Even if I'm running with the kids, I feel like I've done something.” 




Kate's tip for staying sane on the go. 
Kate: The calendar on my phone; I always have it with me and refer to it whenever I need to review my day.

How does Kate manage a successful business, work as an actress, stay on top of life as a busy mom - she prioritises!

Kate: The reality is that nobody can truly do it all. You have to be selective and prioritise  For example, in my life, my boys and my family always come first. For me, that means that I'll dedicate the most time and energy possible to them, and they are always factored in first to every decision that I make. Once you define what's most important to you and commit to making that your priority, you won't feel bad if other things have to wait.



Kate is wearing Fabletics Candra 2 piece set which includes Augusta Tunic in Vanilla Heather and Salar Legging in Stardust Print. 

Flatter your figure in a step hem tunic and slimming compression leggings in a solid Stardust print. 

Kate: Who doesn't love to look super cute and feel super comfy at the same time? Now you can, thanks to stylish pieces in our softest fabrics.” 



View more of Kate's picks at Fabletics.com

Kate: “Now that I have my company Fabletics, that is what I love to wear. I usually wear either the shorts or the Lima Capri leggings, and one of our seamless sports bras (the Vaasa is one of my favourites) and our Switch Back Tee.” 

Kate's new book Pretty Fun looks inside her passion for celebrating life, love and happiness. 

Celebrate all of the special moments in your life, big and small, with this warm and welcoming, illustrated lifestyle and entertaining guide, complete with delicious, healthy recipes from actress, fashion icon, entrepreneur and New York Best bestselling author Kate Hudson. 




Kate shares her wisdom and advice for living a healthy, strong and mindful life. In Pretty Fun she shares her philosophy behind gatherings, how to be in the moment, make them uniquely yours, embracing occasions to just be together. A beautiful, fun and nourishing guide filled with dozens of dazzling colour photos, fabulous recipes for healthy and even some more indulgent snacks and beverages, and infused with Kate's mindful and healthy approach to life. 



Kate Hudson


Fabletics: www.fabletics.com
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

ECO GLAMAZINE: November 2017

Our November 2017 cover features the queen of country Shania Twain! 




Eco Glamazine November 2017 



in this issue 



COVER STORY
Eco Angel Shania Twain 




FITNESS
Kate Hudson Fabletics 





Shania Twain photographed by Mert & Marcus 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

SUMMER GODDESS: Sheridyn Fisher




Summer Goddess 
SHERIDYN FISHER 

Glamour Gal and This Plant Based Life Author Sheridyn Fisher is our featured Summer Goddess

Sheridyn recently travelled to Europe with the girls from Garage Ink Manor for a working vacation. In this travel photo diary Sheridyn shares her memories and stunning photos exploring the famous cities of Europe. She visited Amsterdam, London, Paris, Santorini, Rome and Venice. 



Sheridyn in Santorini, Greece wearing Loving Tan and Andi-bagus bikinis


Boheme Bronze feels #LovingTan




LOVING TAN 2 HR EXPRESS 




Sheridyn wandering the streets of Greece wearing Fillyboo Top and Skirt 



Santorini, Greece

Sheridyn in Santorini wearing Fillyboo Artisan Dress 



"This place is filled with so much magic." 
- Sheridyn Fisher 


The magic of Santorini at Dusk


Sheridyn explored the city streets and canals of Rome and Venice in Italy 

A little bit wild. Ultra dark. Bronze by Loving Tan.


More photos of Sheridyn's Europe travels here

Sheridyn Fisher 

Facebook: Facebook.com/sheridynfisher
Instagram: Instagram.com/sheridynfisher
Website: www.sheridyn.com 

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

WONDER WOMAN: Gal Gadot


Gal Gadot 
WONDER WOMAN 


Our August cover girl is Wonder Woman herself Gal Gadot. In this cover story we delve into the life of a female Superhero, being a role model for her daughter and how she got her big break in Hollywood. 

Gal Gadot was born in Israel in 1985 and by the age of 18 she was crowned Miss Israel. As a beauty queen she competed in the 2004 Miss Universe pageant - the same year Aussie Angel Jennifer Hawkins was crowned as the winner.  



Gal means "wave" in Hebrew and her life has been quite a roller coaster! From model to Miss Universe, military to motherhood, actress to action hero. Gadot is strong, sassy and stunning! 

Throughout her career as a model Gal appeared in campaigns for Gucci fragrances, Erroca eyewear, Jaguar cars and Italian fashion brand Miss Sixty. 


Gal poses with a rose for Erroca eyewear

Gadot made her feature film debut in the 2009 action flick Fast & Furious as the badass Gisele Yashar. Her time in the military before modelling combined with her weapons knowledge helped Gadot land her breakout role as Gisele.

Gal: "I think the main reason was that the director Justin Lin really like that I was in the military and he wanted to use my knowledge of weapons." 

The exotic beauty went onto star in two additional films from the fast saga; Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6.  She performed her own stunts in all three Fast films and even owns her own 2006 Black Ducati motorbike.  


Gal Gadot as Gisele in Fast Five
Gal: "There aren't enough good roles for strong women. I wish we had more female writers Most of the female characters you see in films today are "the poor heartbroken girl". That's why I am so proud of the Fast movies. I feel like Gisele is an empowering woman."

Gal really shot to fame when she was cast as the iconic DC Comics character Wonder Woman. She first appear in the role last year in the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Gal: "You know Wonder Woman; she's amazing. I love everything that she represents and everything that she stands for. She's all about love and compassion and truth and justice and equality, and she's a whole lot of woman. For me, it was important that people can relate to her. In this movie you get a glimpse of who Wonder Woman is - she's being introduced into this DC Comics universe." 




"It is so important for girls and boys to have a female, strong, superhero to look up to." - Gal Gadot


Gadot is perfect in the role as Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman) and with the success of her first DC film, Batman v Superman she scored her own feature film Wonder Woman. This box office blockbuster raked in $821 million worldwide and catapulted Gal to Hollywood royalty. She was even invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - known for the annual Academy Awards. 


Gal: "And now I feel like I'm the luckiest girl in the world." 

Gadget kicks butt as Wonder Woman. Her 2 years of service in the Israel Defence Force as a Combat Instructor gave her the skills to play such a strong and powerful character! Gal said she learned discipline and respect serving. She trained for her role with lessons in Swordmanship, Kung Fu, Kickboxing and Jiu-Jitsu. Gal was pregnant with her second child when she was filming Wonder Woman

Gal loved playing Wonder Woman because she had the opportunity to play "dress up" and transform into such a strong female empowered role, for her 4 year old daughter. 


Gal: "It made me feel really good about playing Wonder Woman. Boys always had Batman and Superman and Spiderman etc. And girls has the princesses. And Now [they have Wonder Woman]. It is so important for girls and boys to have a female, strong, superhero to look up to." 





Gal: "In real life I'm the type of girl who doesn't take herself too seriously. I'm very serious when it comes to work, but I like to make jokes and have a good laugh and make fun of myself." 


Later this year Gal will reprise her career defining role and team up with Batman (Ben Affleck) to star in her third DC movie instalment; Justice League - out November 17th. This highly anticipated Warner Bros movie was filmed last year on location in London, Scotland, Iceland and Los Angeles. 

In 2019 she will also return for the sequel Wonder Woman 2

Gal is an incredible actress, loving mother of two beautiful girls, inspiring woman and kick ass Superhero - we're convinced she is a real life Wonder Woman! 



Gal Gadot 

Facebook: Facebook.com/GalGadot
Twitter: Twitter.com/GalGadot
Instagram: Instagram.com/gal_gadot





This cover story is featured in Eco Glamazine August 2017


A Wonder Woman is strong and successful, she always believes in the powder of Mother Nature... She faces her fears and overcomes personal struggles with dignity and believes everything happens for a reason. She has the power to inspire others with her glass-is-half-full outlook on life. We admire her. Gal Gadot is a Wonder Woman

Thursday, August 17, 2017

GLAMOUR GAL: Kathryn Chandler


Glamour Gal Kathryn Chandler 

Our new featured Glamour Gal is Health Coach and Wellness Blogger Kathryn Chandler


In our exclusive interview Kathryn she shares her 5 heath and beauty tips, the importance of taking time to relax and recharge your batteries, and the secret to her beautiful, natural glow.  


Kathryn Chandler is a mum, Holistic Health Coach and Wellness blogger from Melbourne, Australia. 

Kathryn, can you share more about your health journey to becoming a Holistic Health Coach?

Kathryn: Before I began on my health journey I had a very complicated relationship with food and my body. I was obsessed with fad dieting and saw exercise as a way to punish my body. It took me years to overcome this toxic way of thinking but through my own healing process I discovered so many amazing resources and tools that have really helped to turn my life around in a very positive way. 
Many women are facing similar challenges and I desperately wanted to help them by sharing my experience and knowledge, so I became a certified Holistic Health Coach and Wellness Blogger. My mantra is to educate, inspire and encourage women to be the best version of themselves possible, while supporting them on their own wellness path. I am so driven and passionate about what I do and I love that through my work I am able to help others. 

Kathryn enjoys herbal tea 2 - 3 days times a day

1. Power of Pilates. 
Add Pilates to your workout routine to keep your body lean and toned. 


Being a health coach you know that fitness is an important part of staying healthy? What's your favourite type of exercise for the mind, body and soul? 

Kathryn: Over the years I‘ve learnt to take a much more gentle approach to exercise. I like to stay active with a combination of Yoga, Pilates and walks in nature. There is something so invigorating and refreshing about going for a walk at the beach or hiking through a forest. Fresh air and sunshine really are food for the soul. Moving my body daily in ways that I love helps me to feel more energised and balanced, both in my body and mind. I like to do my workouts first thing in the morning, it puts me into a really positive mindset and sets me up for a productive day ahead.



2. Natural beauty. 
It's true. Beauty comes from within.  

Your skin is absolutely gorgeous! What's your beauty secret? 

Kathryn: Thank you! I believe that beauty starts from the inside out and that the health of our gut determines whether we have that beautiful, natural glow or not. I nourish my body with wholefoods, eating plenty of greens and avoiding gluten, dairy, sugar, caffeine and alcohol. I also take high-quality probiotics and drink collagen powder in my herbal tea 2-3 times a day. I make a conscious effort to drink cold pressed green juice regularly and 2 litres of water everyday.  I keep my beauty routine really simple, I cleanse and moisturise morning and night, exfoliate once a week and only use natural and certified organic skin care and beauty products. 



3. You are what you eat. 
Slow down, eat consciously and mindfully...

We all know how important nutrition is for a healthy diet. How can we become more mindful eaters? 

Kathryn: When we don’t eat mindfully it can lead to poor food choices, over-eating and digestive issues. My advice is to slow down and tune in to what your body really needs. The best way to bring awareness to your eating habits is to sit down every time you eat, making a conscious effort to put aside technology or any other distraction and focus fully on the food in front of you. Eating slowly and chewing your food well until you are satisfied promotes good digestion and absorption of all those wonderful nutrients.


Benefits of Mindful Eating: 

  • Improves digestion
  • Improves feeling of satiety
  • Reduces over-eating / binge eating
  • Aids weight loss
  • More likely to make healthier choices
  • Decreases feelings of street / anxiety
  • Promotes a calm state
  • More in-tune with your body
  • Improves your mindset
  • Increases your energy levels 


Nourish your body with wholefoods 

4. Sunday Switchoff 
It's all about me time, so switching off! Take time to relax and recharge your batteries. 


As women and mums we all lead busy lifestyles so “me time” is important. Can you tell us more about #SundaySwitchoff ? 

Kathryn: It’s all about keeping a healthy balance between work life, family time and time just for myself. I consciously set aside a full day each week to switch off... usually Sundays are my day to simply relax and give my full attention to my little bub and Fiancé. I also try to do something just for myself like having an aromatherapy oil bath or doing a meditation… this is why I have #SelfLoveSaturday. Taking time just for me really helps to recharge my batteries so I can show up as the best version of myself possible.


#SelfLoveSaturday

5. Be grateful. 
Start each day with a thankful heart. 

Kathryn's mantra is to educate, inspire and encourage women to be the best version of themselves possible and support them to their own personal journey to wellness. As a Wellness Blogger Kathryn she shares her health and wellness tips on her blog www.kathrynchandler.com.au

What's one wellness tip you could give our female readers? 

Kathryn: Stop comparing yourself to others and instead take on an attitude of gratitude! Start each day with a thankful heart and be grateful for all of the many blessings in your life. This is a really beautiful practice that will have a profoundly positive impact on your day and your life.


Be grateful


Let's take a leaf out of Kathryn's book and nourish our bodies with good food, stay active with Yoga and Pilates, be mindful eaters, switch off once a week, remember beauty comes from within and always start each day with gratitude. 

For daily inspiration follow @kathryn.chandler on Instagram. Stay up to date with her latest articles on health and wellbeing head over to Kathryn's blog  www.kathrynchandler.com.au


Kathryn Chandler 
Holistic Health Coach & Wellness Blogger 

Website: www.kathrynchandler.com.au
Facebook: Kathryn Chandler
Instagram: @kathryn.chandler
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