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Kiki Markovits

 

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believes anyone can be more elegant--and that good posture is the key.

For many Europeans, elegance "comes with mother's milk," says Markovits. But she admits it's a challenge to sell gracious self-presentation in Ann Arbor, where "you can't be against Birkenstocks!" Still, Markovits, sixty-two, is doing her best. Last year, she published a book and DVD titled NIMBLE: The Viennese Way to Elegance.

"There's often this feeling that we can't waste time on appearance," says Markovits, who moved to Ann Arbor from Vienna fifteen years ago when she married U-M prof Andy Markovits. "But appearance matters--and I'm not talking about designer labels, I mean how we carry ourselves." That's where she says her system, which she calls "Nimble," can help. It incorporates "small changes into everyday life"--how to sit, stand, walk, and move gracefully. The techniques, she says, can even reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face (hint: it has to do with those right angles).

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