Designer Meagan Ollari  Is Worthyapproved 



Designer Meagan Ollari launched her namesake brand to deliver modern collections with distinctive “sophisticated sex-appeal” for the retro goddess. Born and raised in New Jersey, Meagan knew from a young age her true passion in life would be to design, and she soon began sketching and sewing at the age of 7. After designing for 8 years in the industry, she decided to make the leap and launch her own collection, Ollari, in January 2014 with the intentions of sharing her fabrications for a more refined contemporary woman. Through traveling the world, Meagan finds inspiration in sometimes the most surprising places, whether it be landmarks, art, colors or cultures. She makes sure she designs pieces that she herself would wear, creating every style innovative and unique, yet feminine and practical. “Bollywood Baby Doll” is the most recent SS16 collection inspired by the bold, saturated colors of India. The fabrications are made up of everything from silk georgettes and chiffons, to rayon challis, gauzes, modals and moss crepes. Each fabric design feels just like silk! 



Cosmetic Procedures: Which To Do, Which To Skip


Every single one of us, though #flawless, has at some point taken a look in the mirror and found at least one thing we’d like to change. Some of us learn to love the quirks in our looks and some of us think about getting a little fix. From the non-invasive to the surgical, cosmetic procedures are on the rise and there are a hundred ways to nip, tuck, lift and smooth just about any area of our bodies. Not all of it is vain and superficial. Some procedures have amazingly high satisfaction ratings; patients report not just looking better but feeling way more confident. According to the experts, these are the nips and tucks that are worth it and the ones you should skip:

Worth it: Breast Reduction
“By far, breast reductions produce the happiest post-op patients,” says New Bern, North Carolina board certified plastic surgeon and best selling author Dr. John Zannis, “The women (and sometimes men) that come to me for this procedure have usually been uncomfortable with the size of their breasts for years, in many cases since early puberty. You can really see an immediate boost to their confidence.” Overly large breasts have uncomfortable physical effects like chronic back pain and bad posture, but they can also become a huge self-esteem complex, especially for girls. Breast reduction surgeries report an extremely high satisfaction rate of almost 90% according to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Magazine.

Skip: Lip Fillers
Lip fillers can work wonders but they’re tricky. They don’t look the same on everyone; your end result could be Kylie Jenner’s lipstick-empire-building pout or Donatella Versace’s trout mouth. They’re more of a toss up and depend on too many variables, from the natural curve of your lips to the skill of your doctor to the type of filler used.

Worth it: Non-Invasive Face Lifts
“Off the top of my head some of my happiest clients are non-invasive face lift patients,” says Dr. Kally Papantoniou, a board certified dermatologist who specializes in surgical and medical skin procedures at her New York office. “The skin on the neck and chin get a substantial lift and smooth with no cutting or general anesthetics, patients report not only looking younger but constantly say they feel better about themselves. Which is the key word I look for when gauging post-recovery satisfaction!”

Worth it: Rhinoplasty
“A rhinoplasty from a skilled plastic surgeon can completely change a face,” says Zannis. He adds, “The nose is the most protruding facial feature and sits right in the center; any sort of change alters how you look from different angles, how light and shadows hit you and can make the face look more symmetrical.” To become a full believer in the power of rhinoplasty just search “Bella Hadid before and after nose job” on Google. Literally a different person.

Skip: Cheek Implants
Cheeks have a very prominent position in your face. Like tweaking your nose, tweaking the shape and size of your cheeks changes your whole look, but like any other facial implant or filler; they are not one size fits all. In older individuals cheek implants are just as likely to drag your skin down as smooth it. Good results depend on implant type, technique, original face shape, and considering the natural effects of aging in the future.

Worth it: Body Contouring
“Body contouring is easily one of my top three highest patient satisfaction procedures” says Dr. Papantoniou who provides the procedure at her practice. “These are non-invasive fat loss techniques and they give truly amazing results after about 3 months of treatments. There is no downtime, no pain. Some patients come in for them during long lunch breaks! Patients lose whole inches. Again, the most telling sign is how they stress feeling good after the procedure.”img_0478.jpg

Sinesia Karol Is Worthyapproved

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It’s almost been a week since Swim Week has been over and we are still thinking about a lot of the things that we have seen. Friend to Worthy Magazine, Sinesia Karol allowed us backstage accesss, to capture the details that go into creating her signature show, to share with our readers who might have missed it. The deigner presented a complete collection that offered diversity for women of different sizes. And featured patterns and textures that were broad enough that we found it impossible to say that there wasn’t something for every woman’s preference. Sinesia Karol’s new collection does not fall short of being amazing, luxurious and most importantly exclusively unique. Watch our exclusive video made by Curtis Childs and enjoy.


Five Foods To Defy Post-Flight Dehydration 


It’s officially high summer and people are taking to the skies for vacation and business travel. You know the drill. You’re given some peanuts, the drink cart makes a couple of rounds and before you know it it’s wheels down. You’re regretting not drinking more water during the flight and feel your skin tight. However, drinking water on a longer flight is a double-edged sword, if you don’t your entire epidermis dries up; if you do your lower body retains the liquid. So how can you fly without the ankle swell or the skin dehydration?
Dr. Christopher Calapai DO, an anti-aging and stem cell expert and long time health advisor to the New York Rangers hockey team, tells us how to fight the dryness with foods.
1. Watermelon
“Watermelon is one of the most hydrating foods there are,” says Dr. Calapai “Its a great alternative to plane snacks which have large amounts of sodium, which in turn make you more dehydrated.” Pack big thick slices in a large plastic baggie and take them in your handbag, they won’t be taken away at TSA and will help you avoid the salty peanuts. 
2. Cucumbers
“Cucumbers are about 96 percent water,” says Calapai “They also contain no saturated fat or cholesterol and are high in Vitamin B6 which helps in the production of serotonin which is the brain chemical that controls mood.” You can slice them or cube them and also bring them along in a baggie or small container. Try making small cucumber-watermelon bites, they are pretty delicious!
3. Strawberries
When the airplane cookies come around say no thanks and reach for some strawberries instead! “Strawberries have the highest water content of any berry, 92 percent to be exact,” shares Calapai “You can enjoy the tart-sweet flavor without consuming too much sugar.”  
4. All in one salad
If you’re the type that needs an actual meal to feel satisfied bring along a salad. Add tomatoes, juicy chicken, plenty of lettuce and goat cheese. Lettuce is 96 percent water and tomatoes are 94 percent water. Go easy on the salt when seasoning your chicken and grill it or steam it instead of frying it to retain moisture. Make up for flavor and texture with some goat cheese! All the ingredients stay good at room temperature most of the day and there’s no heating required when it’s time for lunch/dinner. 
5. Coconut Water
Ok so you can’t totally avoid drinking liquids! “Coconut water is low in calories and high in naturally occurring hydration replenishing electrolytes, which regular water does not contain. It’s a better option than sports drinks which have artificial flavors and more calories,” advises Dr. Calapai. After you’re past security grab a bottle of coconut water from any of the airport mini-marts.

Swim Week Angel Watching is Worthyapproved 


Miami based charity organization, Angel Watching Over Me, founder Sarah Akiba of So Akiba and celebrity model/actress Nazanin Mandi, hosted the Angels Under Water charity fashion show at Basement Miami, at the Edition Hotel. Guests, luminaries and Miami influencers were treated to a shopping experience and multi-brand runway presentation MC’ed by Miami socialite YesJulz and music by DJ RBK, with all ticket sale proceeds going directly towards the charity’s social and community development programs. 

With pop-up booths on site, guests shopped all night from Claudio Milano, Zacasha, Les Canebiers, Marias Bonita, Gina Cueto, Raesempre, SETA, Alicia- Polished Coconut, Beja Organic Soap by Chelsea Mercede, Cindy with the stones, Beatrice and Claudia Mendoza. 

The runway show highlighted the So Akiba Angel Watching Over Me swimsuit collection, created in collaboration with Cai Swimwear, as well as the latest collections from swimwear brands Cai Swimwear, Pain de Sucre, Les Canebiers, Claudio Milano, Mykini, and Jypsea Local. Models also wore pieces from jewelry and headdress sponsor Zacasha, and handbag sponsor Lime & Soda; with makeup sponsored by Beauty Schools of America and hair sponsored by Safar Salon.
With over 400 attendees, all enjoyed cocktails from Coconut 503, Angelvin, Peroni, Neuro Water, Fireball, Tiqo Tequila, and Corazon. After the show was complete, guests received giftbags provided by Saks Fifth Avenue that included K8 Swimwear mirrors, L’Occitane, Safar Salon Gift Cards, Cai Swimwear Gift Cards, Les Canebiers, Forever Young Institute, Neurowater, and Floats eyewear. They also received the brand new Angel Watching Over Me hat in their bags as a thank you for ticket purchases.


Angel Watching Over Me (AWOM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Sarah Akiba, a wardrobe stylist and fashion designer from Miami, FL who lost her father to lung cancer in 2013. The foundation, which unites people from all over the world who have lost an “angel” raises awareness and supports victims and their families who are left behind by a loving friend, family, or any other important person in their life.

Stand Out in Iconic Handmade Dresses from KÜR Collection



Stand Out in Iconic Handmade Dresses from KÜR Collection An icon of handmade craft with finer detail, KÜR collection offers authentic women’s ready-to-wear dresses and separates all to revitalize the dying craft of lace making. Designer and creative mind Kasuni Rathnasuriya has been working hard on KÜR Collection’s newest collection, Dark Romance. Since the launch of the label in 2009, Kasuni has continued to ethically produce and design contemporary, handcrafted lace pieces out of New York. Kasuni didn’t always have her dreams set on being a fashion designer. As a child, she originally wanted to become a doctor, but later decided to skip medical school and try out design school, where she also studied marketing and management. Kasuni soon became bored with her job as a market analyst, and decided to kick-start her own clothing line. She has since been recognized by many in the fashion industry, and has been able to add many awards and acknowledgements to her ever-growing brand. Kasuni was looking for an element that would make KÜR Collection stand out from the rest, so she decided to incorporate the craft of lace-making to give an authenticity to contemporary fashion. To empower the female community, she traveled back to her home in Sri Lanka to have the village women create the lace by hand, with proceeds from sales being donated to the Sri Lankan flood victims who lost their homes. All made with love for the one-of-a-kind
woman who loves to make a statement, the collection is an eclectic mix of delicate and intricate lace on modern silhouettes – the use of white gives the pieces a modern feel, while the use of cotton and cotton lace give a more casual attitude to the look. These pieces were inspired by the comfortableness and uniqueness found in street style.




Three Reasons Kali Is Worthyapproved

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Kali makes it easy to be kind to yourself and to others, which is why we define the monthly subscription service as Trustworthy and Worthyapproved. The monthly subscription service delivers organic tampons and organic beauty products right to your doorstep or in our case, office doors. With each delivery subscribers receive organic Kali Tampons, Kali Wipettes, and an alternating Kali beauty product. The subscription is literally like an at home spa treatment with a worthy cause. One dollar from every Kali Box sold will be donated directly to Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s Adolescent Girl Campaign.

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Details about Kali. Why organic is different.

Kali Tampons are 100 percent Certified Organic Cotton and Biodegradable.

Organic Cotton is free from Chlorine Bleach often found in traditional tampons and feminine hygiene products. Byproducts created from these processes, specifically dioxin, is a known carcinogen. Biodegradable tampons mean that Kali tampons don’t fill up landfills or pollute the planet, like the billions of pads, liners, and applicators that are disposed of every year.

  • Made With 100 percent Hypoallergenic and Certified Organic Cotton
  • Kali Tampons Have an Organic Cotton Security Veil Around the Absorbent Core that Prevents Fiber Shedding and Makes for Softer Extraction
  • No Chemicals, Synthetics, or Dyes
  • Tampon and Applicator are 100% Biodegradable
  • Kali Tampons Expand Sideways, Rather Than Lengthwise, for Improved Absorption and Comfort
  • ISO 9001:2008, Organic Certified
  • Absorbencies: REGULAR (6-8g) and SUPER (9-12g)
  • Tampons are ICEA and GOTS Certified


Three reasons to try out Kali

Convenience Did we mention that our tampon box was delivered directly to our office door? That is one less errand for us.

Giving Back $1 from every Kali Box sold will be donated directly to Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s Adolescent Girl Campaign.

Quality Products:


Kali Wipettes

  • Kali Wipettes are Individually Packed Pre-Moistened Towelettes Made With Organic Cotton
  • 100% Sulfate & Paraben Free; 99.98% Organic and All Natural
  • Free From Harsh Ingredients Like Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), Dioxins, Chlorine, Furans, and Quatnernium
  • Ingredients: Aqua, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Organic Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Tocopherol, Caprylyc/Capric Triglyceride, Organic Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Citric Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Fragrance
    • The ingredient “Fragrance” has recently come under closer inspection due to the fact that some fragrances can contain unidentifiable levels of toxicity. Our Kali Wipettes contain only .02% Fragrance, whereas most feminine products contain between 3-5% Fragrance.

The Mist

  • Spray the Meh Away with Our Hydrating & Refreshing Rosewater Facial Toner & Mist
  • Use the Toner to Balance the pH of Your Skin; Avoid Spraying in Mouth or Eyes
  • Apply directly to face or cotton ball and stroke face in upward motion
  • Ingredients: Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Rose Flower Water, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA
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Virgin Coconut Sugar Scrub

  • Body Scrub & Exfoliator
  • Bottled in Glass for Preservation and to Maintain Integrity of Product
  • Sulfate and Paraben Free
  • Directions for use in shower, bath or spa treatment: Scoop between fingers, apply to wet skin and gently massage in a circular motion, focusing on rough areas. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
  • WARNINGS: Avoid use on any cuts or delicate areas. Do not exfoliate if skin is sunburned or irritated for any reason. Be careful not to fall on wet or slippery areas caused by using the scrub. Avoid using the Virgin Coconut Sugar Scrub on the face.
  • Ingredients: Sucrose (Cane Sugar), Cocos Nucifera (Organic Virgin Coconut) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Azadirachta Indica (Organic Neem) Seed Oil
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Lavender Infused Bath Salts

  • Calming body soak lightly scented with Lavender {Safe for Sensitive Skin}
  • Bottled in Glass for Preservation and to Maintain Integrity of Product
  • Sulfate and Paraben Free; Made with Organic Ingredients
  • Directions for use in bath: Mix in 1-2 tablespoons of salt per bath in temperature-tested water.
  • Ingredients: Sodium Chloride (Atlantic Sea Salt), Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Sodium Chloride (Dendritic Salt), Organic Lavender
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Wake Up Oil

  • Essential Oil Blend
  • Bottled in Glass for Preservation and to Maintain Integrity of Product
  • Sulfate and Paraben Free; Made with Organic Ingredients
  • Directions for use: Use Under Eyes, and on Face, Hands, and Feet for a calming and hydrating experience.
  • Ingredients: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Santalum Spicatum (Australian Sandalwood) Oil, Helichrysum Italicum (Organic Helichrysum) Essential Oil, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Essential Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Pink Grapefruit) Essential Oil

Ju’lia Samuels, Editor-in-Chief will also be sharing her personal review on her personal blog.