TODAY | September 28, 2012
>>> from the inside out in an effort to celebrate women 's inner beauty . ""today's" beauty editor and makeup artist bobbi brown invited matters, daughters, sisters, celebrities and athletes to learn a few makeup tricks, and she then treated them to an excited photo shoot where they put their best foot forward and opened up what beauty means to them. their story is in bobbi's new book "pretty powerful" and bobby brown is here with two of the women , a professional boxer and danielle diamond, a yoga teacher. good morning.
>> good morning.
>> great to have you all of here.
>> it's a little cliche the way we talk about beauty, of course, being more than than the outside, it's about being inside as well. you say the seventh book around. we need to emphasize this message, right.
>> it's how you feel, and it's how you take care of yourself. exercise is really one of the secrets to feeling beautiful as we get older.
>> and these women in the strong women part of the book.
>> strong women to me is not a woman with shoulder pads on, melanie grifnt infith in "working girl," but women with lots to share.
>> you were a professional mold, but a lot of people don't know you're a professional boxer. they call you fire the boxing diva.
>> are people surprised to learn that -- that you're a boxer when they see and are looking at you?
>> oh, yeah, definitely. when they first see me they think i'm a dainty girl that can't fight and after i'm done my work in the ring they are absolutely surprised.
>> don't judge a book by its cover.
>> exactly. your case in point.
>> was it fun for you to have this makeover by bobbi.
>> what did you learn in the whole experience?
>> i've learned that i have two sides of me. a pretty side and a glamorous beautiful side.
>> such natural beauty and such a strong woman . being a strong woman you don't have to be tough. you can still be sweet.
>> fantastic. danielle , you were also selected for this book. i know you teach this zen strength yoga. tell me about this.
>> i love that i'm in the chapter along with these amazing athletes because most people don't look at yoga teachers as being so athletic, but i know that when students take my class they will come out and after holding a handstand for a few minutes, you know, or even sitting on a meditation mat for five minutes without fidgeting is really a big test of strength.
>> and it's inner strength as well.
>> and her class is tough, and danielle is also a contributor on my blog, everythingbobbi.com.
>> look at that.
>> that hurts.
>> i cannot do that.
>> i want to come to your class because that looks amazing.
>> one day.
>> you write about these athletes. i know there are days when the women don't feel pretty and don't feel their best. on those days, however, we should do what we all do, put our hair in a ponytail, lace up our sneakers and get out there. is that your attitude?
>> my hair is in a ponytail today, it's raining out. when i don't feel good, i put on my sneakers, go outside, from walking, to running, to doing some weights, instantly a turnaround, you feel better and more energetic, you feel prettier and just feel stronger.
>> are you big on makeup.
>> i am.
>> you like to play?
>> what about you?
>> i wasn't, but after hanging around with bobbi's team it just takes a little bit to make you feel a little bit bright and you're still yourself but just a little more confidence walking out the-
>> all look amazing with or without makeup, don't need any of that.
>> we all need it.
>> we all need it.
>> done great things for us. bobbi brown for us. thank you, ladies. great stuff. coming up, dog whisperer with katie lee and hoda. that's after your local news. have a great weekend, everyone. . . . . . . . . . test. test. test.