Archive: January, 2012
Here is a statistic for you: Most runway models meet the Body Mass Index criteria for anorexia. And here is one you probably knew already: Fifty percent of women wear size 14 or larger, but most standard clothing outlets cater to sizes 14 or smaller.
These and other illuminating figures are featured in the January issue of Plus Model Magazine. In addition to the statistics, plus-size model Katya Zharkova - a solid size 14 -is featured as well. Her curvy body is suggestively juxtaposed next to a runway model, and the result is scary. It made me grateful for my flesh.
As we get closer to New York Fashion Week, this article has made me think about all the tiny models sure to be on the runways. They will be wearing clothing, the majority of which, real people won't be able to wear, but designers insist on making to feed their own egos and cater to their target customer who wants to see - and be - tiny.
So Jay-Z, the modern day master of misogyny in hip-hop, has decided to stop using the B-word in his lyrics?
He's got to be joking, right?
Shawn Carter - who made millions upon millions upon millions of of dollars referring to women as female dogs over and over and over again, has decided that thanks to his beautiful new baby girl, Blue Ivy, he is going to give up bashing chicks. It's like he just realized that all women are somebody's daughter. Really, now?
It was only a matter of time before little, Miss-I-Shake-My-Hair-Back-And-Forth would find herself in a less than age appropriate position.
According to the Madame Noire blog, yesterday, young Willow posted a photo of herself on her web site playing around on a dancer pole with a caption reading “Vegas Chick.." The photo quickly disappeared but not before several web sites, including Necole Bitchie, and more than 500 viewers saved the file to their desktops.
Now I like Willow Smith. She's just as adorable as she can be. But we don't want her to be the next Lindsay Lohan, ya dig?
Move over Spanx!
According to the AP, Housewives of New York's, Jill Zarin will return to HSN with her Skweez Couture Shapewear February. With a name like Skweez - a play on the word - squeeze - it's got to work.
Collective "Oh, I get it," here.
One should always turn 30 in style. And you can't get more stylish than London-based designer label, Temperley London.
According to the AP,. Princess Kate Middleton attended the London opening of Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" wearing a long sleeved - yes long sleeved - lacy gown by London designer, Alice Temperley. We really like the lace overlay and deep-V and three-quarter length sleeves.
Word has it that Middleton celebrated her 30th birthday in a low key fashion after the premiere.
So I heard on the Tom Joyner Morning Show this morning that the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, wants a wedding gown by designers' Donna Karan, Vera Wang or Valentino.
Just in case you missed it, Franklin announced last week she was marrying long-time friend, William "Willie" Wilkerson. So the 69-year-songstress and singer of such classic hits "Respect" and "Chain of Fools" is in the market for a fabulous diva frock.
Got dreams of opening your own fashion business in Philadelphia? If you live in the 8-county Philadelphia region, finished college, are over 21-years of age and owned your own fashion biz for less than three years, you have until Jan. 20 to aply to The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy's Center City. To apply, click here
In my opinion, Rick Santorum has totally misused the sweater vest. It appears today's fashion news revolves around Stephen Colbert's rant last night on the losing candidate's sweaters
Yeah, yeah, I know Santorum's campaign is suspposed to subconsciously remind us of American values that reigned pre-civil rights era. So I get his every man look. But he makes the lovely layering piece hautely horrifying. Until now, sweater vests reminded me of caring men like my grandfather and Mr. Rogers. Fear? Never. Random $5 gifts? Always. Now, I'm just not sure any more. Has Santorum changed your view of the sweater vest?
Not to mention, do you want your president to be sweet and cuddly? Or, would you rather him be fierce and polished? Was the sweater vest a turn off? Did Santorum's loss save the image of a classic look?
Last night I went to see Hair at the Academy of Music with Jenice Armstrong. Aside from feeling jazzy as I snapped to the beat of the popping, yet risque musical, I found myself intrigued with the fashion. The setting was New York 1967, but the actors all look like they stepped out of an Urban Outfitters/Anthropologie/Free People Catalog in 2012. Boho Chic lives on!
The musical reignited my love for skinny corduroys. The best news about the booty-hugging britches is one doesn't have to be skinny to wear them; The right corduroys - especially my black ones courtesy of Madewell keeps me looking slim and feeling trim.
My Top Skinny Cord Brands.