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Remembering September 11th

September 11th, 2014

September 11th

It is very hard to believe that 13 years have already passed since September 11th, 2001. Every time this day comes around, it makes us reflect on this horrific event that occurred years ago. It also makes us realize how fortunate we are to live in this country. On this anniversary, as always, our hearts go out to all the victims who lost their lives in the attack and those they left behind. This day will forever be heavy in our hearts and present in our minds.

How are you remembering 9/11 today?

LADY OF THE WEEK | Paulina Gretzky

August 20th, 2014

Paulina-Gretzsky

Sorry Wayne, but your daughter, Paulina Gretzky, is just too hot not to make our LiftKits’ Lady of the Week. Happy Hump Day everyone!!

LADY OF THE WEEK | Lada Kravchenko

August 13th, 2014

Celebrating Hump Day with our LiftKits’ Lady of the Week. If Lada Kravchenko can’t  end your day on a high note, I don’t know what will!

Photo Credit: Women Direct, Milan

Back to School | MUSIC MONDAY

August 11th, 2014

Back to School

Got the back to school blues? We’ve created a kickass playlist to help get you pumped for your return to campus.

It is just about time to say goodbye to all the fun and freedom Summer had to offer. In just a few weeks you will have to trade in the beach and beers for textbooks and boredom. Of course you are excited to reconnect with old friend and adjust (or readjust) to life on campus, but the early classes, hours of studying and “required reading” can’t hold a candle to the carefree days of Summer past.

To help ease you back into the life of an academic, we have complied a list of songs with your impending return to campus in mind.  Enjoy our Music Monday playlist dedicated to your return to school, exclusively on LiftKits:

LADY OF THE WEEK | Zoe Saldana

August 1st, 2014

Zoe Saldana

With today’s release of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, we had to make the leading lady, Zoe Saldana, our LiftKits‘ Lady of the Week!

Minimale Animale + LiftKits

July 24th, 2014

Height Increasing Insoles

When two kick ass brands collide, BIG things are gonna happen.

Smoke, helmets, rock n’ roll, and LiftKits. With a packed house, the bombshells of Minimale Animale‘s Miami Swim Week Show strutted their stuff down the runway in a collection of minimalist, sexy fetish suits. The swimwear spoke for itself, but these flawless women did have a secret weapon hidden in their biker chic combat boots.

Minimale Animale wanted to maintain the models’ long, toned legs despite their chosen footwear. Fortunately, LiftKits for Chicks were designed with this exact dilemma in mind. We were more than happy to jump in and help give these ladies’ legs an extra boost for the show. The result was a gorgeous combination of height, tone, and barely there swimwear that left little to the imagination.

Check out some of our favoritebshots from the show below!

Height Increasing Insoles

Height Increasing Insoles

Height Increasing Insoles

Height Increasing Insoles

Height Increasing Insoles

height increasing insoles

photo credits: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Dive Into Miami Swim Week

July 18th, 2014

Miami Swim Week

With an amped up collection of designers, Miami Swim Week is here to stay.

If Fashion Week were a person, Miami Swim Week would be its tanner, sexier sister. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim puts a much needed tropical twist on the classic attitude surrounding Fashion Week. Just like its high-fashion sister, Miami Swim Week boasts gorgeous collections by top-tier designers. However, Miami Swim Week is a world where bikinis rule, and fabulous poolside fashion shows are the norm.

This year’s week of fashion marks the tenth anniversary of Miami Swim Week. Fortunately, this celebration of all things swimwear only continues to grow in both size and industry cred each year. In its early years, Miami Swim Week was not met with a warm welcoming from the fashion media. However, the tides are shifting as swimwear makes the move from functionality to fashion statement. Sabra Krock, the creative director of top swim retailer Everything But Water, explains, ”Historically, the swimwear category has been geared towards function—like, what works best for your body type, but what’s changing is that it’s becoming a fashion occasion in its own right.”

Not only are swim labels throwing bigger shows and more parties than ever before, Miami Swim Week has some notable swimwear designers creating buzz around the industry with their youthful, fashion forward creations. Minimale Animale, Beach Riot, Beach Bunny, and Wildfox are definitely on our hit list.

If Miami Beach isn’t hot enough already, LiftKits will be making our debut at Miami Swim Week during this weekend’s festivities. We will be helping one of Los Angeles’ top swimwear designers, Minimale Animale, give their models a boost on the runway. LiftKits have been a long standing secret weapon of male models looking to add a few inches of height for the runway, and we are very excited LiftKits for Chicks is stepping in to help out the ladies!

Short Groom’s Wedding Guide

July 11th, 2014

short groom

Are you worried about being a short groom?

Your wedding will be one of the most memorable (and most photographed) days in your life, and of course you want the everything to be perfect for your blushing bride. If you happen to be a short groom or just shorter in height than your soon-to-be wife, you may be feeling a lack of confidence for on big day. Short men have always had a tougher road than taller guys, and your wedding will be no exception. Luckily, you are not alone. There may not be much you can do to permanently increase your height, short of painfully lengthening your bones, but there are ways to appear taller on your wedding day.

Below are few ideas for increasing your height for your wedding:

Wear Clothes That Fit

Most men are actually wearing clothes that are too large. Not surprising, shorter men are some of the most frequent offenders. It is amazing how much taller a man looks in a well-fitting suit. You don’t want to pick a suit that hangs loose in the armpits or slacks that have a lower crotch. A well-fitting suit will help avoid looking sloppy or like you are a “kid in your father’s suit” for your wedding. The best way to ensure your ensemble is on point for your wedding day is to have a trusted tailor on hand.  An excellent tailor will be able to transform your look by making your suit or tux fit like a glove. Although having your suit jacket shortened or shoulders narrowed on your shirt seem like small adjustments, they are what will take you from dopey to dashing  n your big day.

Choose Your Tie Wisely

Regardless of what is in “style” this wedding season, a shorter groom should always, ALWAYS choose a tie that is slim fit and sleek in shape. Avoid going for broader ties that will make your torso look much shorter. As a short groom, you will also want to avoid bow-ties. A bow tie will cut you off at the neck, rather than elongating your torso the way a slim tie will. Choosing a single colored, slim tie will be the best choice to make you look taller standing at the alter.

Short Groom

Physically Add Height

Playing around with clothes and ties is an effective way to appear taller. But what if you actually want to physically increase height?

It’s doable. Some short men wear heeled shoes, but this is not always the best option. Exaggerated heels can be chunky and often times grooms find them to be difficult to walk in. Perhaps the most comfortable way for a groom to increase their height is with LiftKits Height Increasing Insoles. Shoe lifts can increase a grooms height up to 2-inches and provides comfortable support to dance the night away.

Increase grooms height

Whatever your approach to the big day, remember to be confident in your choices. Standing confidently  will make you look 7ft tall. You have a beautiful bride and a room of people who are there to celebrate this next step in your life. Have fun and enjoy your day!

MUSIC MONDAY | Pink Floyd

July 7th, 2014

Pink Floyd

‘The Endless River’

Far out, man.

This past weekend the world was treated to a thrilling piece of news: Pink Floyd will release their first new album in two decades. The long awaited announcement came about on Twitter when guitarist David Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson, tweeted about the album. Seemingly out of nowhere, Samson tweets: “Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called ‘The Endless River’. Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright’s swansong and very beautiful.”

Not surprisingly, this news sent Pink Floyd fans (including the LiftKits staff) into a frenzy. After all, Pink Floyd, along with bands like The Beatles and The Doors, helped popularize the psychedelic rock movement.

The help get you pumped for the band’s October release, we created a Music Monday playlist that is full of the grooviest psychedelic hits. Take a listen, and sound off below if we missed your favorite track. We would be happy to add it to the playlist!

MUSIC MONDAY | Iggy Azalea

June 30th, 2014

Iggy Azalea

“Black Widow” feat. Rita Ora

Nicki Minaj may have thrown some serious shade at fellow hip-hop star Iggy Azalea during the BET Awards Sunday, but that hasn’t stopped us from obsessing over Iggy’s “Black Widow”.

Iggy landed the collaboration with songstress Rita Ora — but Katy Perry also worked her magic on this break-up anthem and it shows. Not only is the beat catchy as shiz, Iggy’s sick rhymes on the track and Rita’s voice on the hook are perfection!!

Listen to Black Widow (below)!!