8 Coveteur’s New Year’s Resolutons
As told by Arianna Huffington, Giuseppe Zanotti, Bobbi Brown & more.
Nothing divides a crowd quite like the great New Year’s Resolutions debate. Do you resolve to change? Does it work? Or do you inevitably make the exact same ones, every single year? With that in mind, we consulted a handful of our Coveteurs on what exactly they have in mind for 2016—and the answers were every bit as varied as you’d imagine.
“I make them every December, and I break them every January. That’s my pattern. [Laughs] It’s so stupid. Like man proposes, God disposes. So I stopped making resolutions. I just have a fun time on New Years, and I hope that the next year will be better than the one that went by.”
“I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions any more. When you get older, you become wiser. You realize that all of your dreams and plans are constantly altered by sudden events and surprises. I used to get very disappointed by unexpected things in life, but I have started to enjoy them now. When I drive, it’s pretty much the same. I love listening to music, so I just turn the radio on and I enjoy the flow of songs. I prefer that rather than playing a specific cd or playlist. Randomness can be fun and inspirational. Also, when it comes to design new shoes, unexpected elements play a very interesting role. I am at a stage in life where I accept what happens with serenity. I don’t have preset goals anymore. It is the best attitude to get good results and less upset.”
Lady Dawn Russell
When I was recovering from cancer I found that eating well, and especially eating huge amounts of certain greens (Spinach, Kale, Chlorella, Blue Green Algae, Wheat Grass, Barley Grass, Spirulina and Aloe Vera), had the biggest impact on how well I felt and the energy I had. But getting these into my daily diet even with juicing was just very hard: your kitchen looks like a produce section. Plus, you often end up adding so much apple juice to make this mixture taste good you are way overloading on sugar (the WORST thing in your diet). This was why I spent the last 4 years developing 8 Greens. I wanted a way that I could get all these greens wherever I was and without needing a basket of vegetables and a juicer. I also wanted a way that I could help people who think they don’t like the taste of these green juices (like my husband!) actually enjoy getting these important greens into their diet. The result is an effervescent tablet that you drop into a glass of water, wait for it to dissolve and drink something that has those 8 greens, no sugar and tastes really great. How do I keep my resolutions? Remove the barriers to making them too difficult for the realities of our busy daily lives.”
Kristen Noel Gipson
I love New Year’s resolutions. I think it's gives you a fresh start and really makes you want to accomplish your goals. Oh, and I can't forget, I want to lose this baby weight too!”
I'm a great believer in creative visualization. I think people need to believe in themselves more. DREAM BIGGER, and visualize their success. Do what you want to do, and never let anyone tell you no.”
I find that going public with a resolution (like this) is a really good way to make the commitment stick. It’s like having a Resolutions buddy or sponsor — only lots of them. Telling everyone makes it that much harder for me to let myself off the hook – and ensures that my family, friends and colleagues will nudge me if needed!”
“Shift. Spend more time with friends and find a hip hop class.”
“For a resolution to work, they need to be realistic, and I don’t think you should share them with people because they shouldn’t be used against you if you fall short! That being said, I will share mine: it is to be more direct. Whenever i realize I’m adult who is being passive or not taking the lead on something I know I can be in charge of, I end up feeling shitty and regretting it. Stop apologizing and go get what you want!”