Monthly Archives: June 2012

Enjoy listening to music like never before with custom-fit earphones by eers

Earphones that you can custom-fit yourself in 5 minutes – eers – this is the innovation that Sonomax brings to the earphone market.

Your eers come attached with a ‘fitting’ system which fits on your head, so you can insert the ear buds comfortably into your ear canal. After a 5 minute setting process where the buds form perfectly to your ear- you remove the system; then separate the earphones from the head band.

You will notice that your custom-fitted eers buds do not look like usual in-ear earphones. That is because they have been shaped to your ear canals, which are unique to you. What you will hear with your eers is designed for your personal advanced listening experience, while limiting the interference of outside noise.

There are two models of eers – one that accentuates a heavy bass feeling – one that captures a wider range of musical expressions.

The singular feature that both models offer is that in whatever way you wish to express yourself while listening to your eers – whether you run, workout, or just chill, these eers do not fall out – the around-the-ear loop keep eers where you want them – in your ears!

Enjoy your listening experience like never before and pick up your custom-fit eers today.

Shop Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl products today

From starring on Bravo’s hit TV shows The Real Housewives of New York and Bethenny Ever After to launching her hugely successful Skinnygirl empire, Bethenny Frankel is a one-woman powerhouse who’s showing no signs of slowing down. Shop her exclusive events for BTR, starting today with:

Skinnygirl Smoothers n’ Shapers shapewear

Shop Bethenny’s high-quality shapewear and slip into that little black dress confidently! This line gives boring, traditional shapewear a run for its money. With lace detailing and attractive colors, Bethenny’s line looks more like fabulous lingerie.

Moreover, Bethenny believes that women of every size can benefit from shapewear – even skinny ladies aren’t immune to problem areas.

To learn more about Bethenny’s exciting new projects, read our Q&A with the superstar herself:

Q: We want to congratulate you on the success of your brand Skinnygirl, your hit TV show Bethenny Ever After, and your new daytime talk show Bethenny. How do you balance a successful career and a personal life?

A: I just do. Nike says it best: Just do it. I try to sleep every night, play with my family on the weekends, and most importantly, I love what I do. I’m the luckiest girl in the world. I do what I do for my fans and our relationship. I have the greatest fans in the world.

Q: You’re a best-selling health, nutrition, and fitness author and now you have a new fiction book out, Skinnydipping. What inspired you to write this story?

A: I was little intimidated, but once I started writing I couldn’t stop. I LOVED every second of it. I loved the freedom I had to let Faith (the main character) do and go anywhere she wanted.

Q: We’re thrilled to be selling your line of shapewear – what makes it different from other shapewear on the market?

A: I had my hands in each step of this line. I wanted practical solutions for women and I wanted shapewear that you can wear everyday and that you actually want people to see. Don’t be embarrassed by your shapewear! Show it off!  Also, price is so important. Skinnygirl Smoothers n’ Shapers are very affordable.

For more Bethenny events, check BTR on Tuesday and Wednesday – we’re selling her skincare, makeup, and fitness accessories!

One of the reasons we love Bethenny? She always keeps it real. And it’s no surprise she thinks cosmetic companies need to be more straightforward when it comes to results people can expect from using their products. Get gorgeous for summer with her body wash, lotion, night cream, lip gloss, body oil, and more!

And if you envy her toned physique, you’ll love her fitness accessories. Ankle weights are an excellent way to increase the intensity of any workout, travel yoga mats for the yogi on the go, and more get-fit fast products.

Follow Bethenny on Twitter and like her on Facebook for more health and wellness tips from your fave reality TV star.

Shop What Dad Really Wanted For Father’s Day

You try to be the very best dad you can be – and we applaud you! As a reward for a job well done, we think you should get yourself everything you really wanted for Father’s Day. From sunglasses to toy helicopters, you’ll find items that’ll allow you to be father of the year in style!

We spent the day with some real amazing dads and their adorable little ones – besides taking their picture and giving them heartwarming new photos for their family albums, we had a sit-down with the proud papas and asked them all about Father’s Day gifts.

Q: What’s an affordable way to celebrate Father’s Day if your family is on a budget?

A: We are so fortunate to commemorate Father’s Day along with the beginning of summer. And being in Montreal, an outing focusing on the occasion is an amazing way to mark the event.

Personally, seeing my daughter Vivi having fun is a celebration in itself. Father’s Day is a family day, and so a nice BBQ at the beach with family and friends is a classic. Focus on building memories while sharing some as well. I love hearing people’s stories and sharing mine. Nothing wrong with being cheesy every once in a while!

– Amilcar

Q: What was your most memorable Father’s Day gift and what made it so special?

A: My most memorable gift was a placemat made by my daughter with all the activities we we did together printed on it. It’s very special – she made it herself and I still use it from time to time.

– Eric

Q: What would be a cool Father’s Day gift for a sports-lover?

A: The best thing I can think of is tickets to a game with your kids. I definitely think that one of the joys of fatherhood is being able to introduce things you really care about to your children. Spending a day with your kids and your favorite team is one of the best things I can imagine.


Q: What would you recommend for dads who are all about electronic gadgets?

A: A lot of things are coming to mind but what I really love is remote-controlled helicopters. They’re fun, easy to play with, and can help relieve stress. Also, your kids would love it too – but don’t let them to play with it until they turn to 18!

– Miguel

Shop our What Dad Really Wanted for Father’s Day events today:

Shady Business, Haurex, For Gadget Lovers, Men’s Fashion Boutique and more events all weekend long!

The look of the 2012 Cannes International Film Festival

Every year, new films from around the world premiere on the festival circuit. And while you’ve probably heard of some of the larger festivals – Toronto, Sundance, and Berlin, to name a few – the most prestigious and well-known is the Cannes International Film Festival.

Typically, the Cannes Film Festival lasts just under a week, and its days are filled with film screenings, benefits, galas, and the Grand Jury awards. And all those red carpet events translate into a seemingly endless parade of red carpet fashion.

Actors and supermodels rocked the red carpet in outfits that we admired from our side of the Atlantic. Statement-making stunners and edgy, contemporary looks made the strongest impact on the fashion junkies at BTR.

Here’s a look at our faves.

Kylie Minogue and Milla Jovovich used glimmering, metallic fabrics to help them stand out, and Kate Upton and Diane Kruger sported exaggerated silhouettes to make themselves memorable.

The detailing on the dresses worn by catwalkers Liu Wen and Erin Wasson made us look twice, and Sky Ferreira and Kim Kardashian showed us that today, even leather has its place on the red carpet.

We can’t wait to see what next year’s festival has in store!

Redbook and Beyond the Rack think you should be a model

We’re looking for real women just like you to enter our model search and wear fall’s hottest trends for Beyond the Rack and Redbook. Fill out the form, send us two clear photos (face and body), and tell us what makes you stand out as the new face of real beauty.

The winner will get:

·      An all-expenses paid weekend for two in Montreal
·      A makeover and professional photoshoot
·      Your photo featured on the BTR homepage for a whole month
·      The opportunity to model at an exclusive BTR sale (and keep the clothes!)
·      Plus: Your picture will run in a future issue of Redbook!

You can win 1 of 10 $100 BTR gift cards by simply liking Redbook’s Facebook page!

Also, follow Redbook on Twitter and check out’s 50 Under $50: The Hottest Summer Fashion and Accessory Steals!

Deadline for submissions: July 5, 2012. Winner will be announced: Aug 15, 2012.

Good luck!

Alain Weiz: Fashionable apparel for today’s full-figured mademoiselle

Alain Weizman has helped elevate plus-size fashion to new and exciting heights by designing feminine, seductive clothing for sophisticated women of today.

The Alain Weiz brand remains at the forefront of plus-size fashion and has proven to be a global success, helping curvaceous women feel confident and beautiful.

The European designer even designed an exclusive line of clothing for superstar Beyoncé. Having worked as a stylist for some of the most prestigious fashion schools in Paris, Alain has quickly cultivated his own unique style.

Shop his event today and read our Q&A with the respected designer to learn more.

Q: What inspired you to design for plus-size women?

A: I started my career in regular size fashion, quickly realizing the limited choice plus-size women had at the time. So I decided to adapt my collections past size 14, which quickly took off. In 1983, I was one of the first French designers to create a plus-size line.

Q: What’s the main difference between the plus-size fashion of Europe and that of North America?

A: Plus-size European women do not want to dress differently than regular size women- they look for styles inspired by European designers.

Q: What type of woman do you envision wearing your designs?

A: Active women looking for figure-flattering, refined, and comfortable styles.

Q:What are some of your favorite trends for Summer 2012? 

A: Multicolored, ethnic inspiration, deep stream, and graphic prints. Some 70’s Brigitte Bardot-inspired check fabric in black and white. Asymmetrical shape tops and bias-cut, chiffon dresses.

Alain Weiz Spring-Summer 2012 Collection:

The looks of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards

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At BTR, we like to think of the MTV Movie Awards as Oscar’s rebellious, fun little sister.

Every year, stars use the event as a forum for risk-taking. Sometimes they’re successful (like Emma Watson’s digital print frock by Brood this year), and sometimes less so (Paris Hilton’s blue bra top and shredded-hem skirt in 2003 and Lil Kim’s painted denim and flower-shaped pasties in 2001 immediately spring to mind).

To be honest, we’re not sure which we love seeing more.

From Leighton Meester in a (too?) casual shorts ensemble, to Christina Ricci in a Christian Siriano dress embellished with watch parts, to Jennifer Aniston fiercely renaming the LBD (Little Black Dress) the BLD (Black Leather Dress), the looks really ran the gamut this year.

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There were flops and there was fabulousness – and we enjoyed it all.