Ah, fashion party food. Anyone who’s ever been to a fashion event, or any fancy holiday party for that matter, knows what we’re talking about here: The bounds of teensy-tiny, too-adorable-to-not-consume h’ors doeuvres that always seem to be hovering just an arm’s length away. Maybe you came right from work and haven’t had time to eat a proper dinner. Maybe that model-slash-cater waiter carrying the deviled quail eggs has been giving you the eyes since you first walked in (or… hasn’t he?). Whatever the reason, there you are. There they are. You have one choice: To eat, or not to eat. So what’ll it be?
Gifting suites and little mani/pedi/hair salon/spas–all sponsored by various companies, of course–are everywhere during New York Fashion Week, but today I got an invite for one that seriously confused me. I was scrolling through the menu of pampering treatments–hot stone massage, facial, Best Drug Rehab Toxicity Test…Wait. What? In one of the more confusing mash-up/collabs Read more →
If there is one fashion person we’d like to hit the gym with, it is, without a doubt, Simon Doonan. So you can imagine our delight at the first installment of The Cut‘s new fitness series, ‘Working Out With…’, which follows the Barneys creative advisor at large through his daily exercise routine. As you can Read more →
In the ongoing quest for the “perfect body,” women have turned to a new–actually make that very, very old–mode of transformation: corsetry
According to the New York Times, girdles–or fajas as they’re called in Spanish–have been making a comeback in Latino communities in New York, particularly in Queens, for the past five years.
“There is a Spanish saying, you want to look ‘like a Coke bottle,’ ” Lilliana Rios, 33, of ThingsLatinosLoveorHate.com, told the paper. “A lot of Spanish songs talk about women with shapes like a guitar, so that’s the curved look that Latina women want.” And that’s precisely what they’re going for when they squeeze themselves into a faja, which NYT says are so tight they “can force the air out of your lungs,” and cause organ-shifting. They come in all sorts of iterations from waist cinching girdles to full body suits, and range in price from $20 to over $70, depending on fabric.
There is nothing more soul-sucking, gut-wrenching, and day-ruining than swimsuit shopping. It doesn’t matter what size or shape you are–swimsuit shopping is the absolute worst. And now scientists have actually proven that simply imagining trying on a swimsuit is profoundly damaging and ego crushing.
According to the Huffington Post, a search for the tag “thinspo” on Statigram (a site that allows users to search trends and tagged Instagram photos), yields over 30,000 Instagram images. Other tags such as “ana,” “thin,” and “thinspiration” are equally popular with photos ranging in the thousands. Even more scary/bizarre, tags like “hipbones,” and “thighgap,” two areas that the thinspo community seems particularly focused on, are becoming more and more prevalent.
It’s that time of year. Time to start accepting that, yes, your pants are actually a little bit tighter today than they were a month ago. The question now: Should you do something about it? And more specifically, should you do a juice cleanse? Open any magazine and you’ll read about a celeb raving about this latest fad.
The promises–”detox” and weight loss–are intriguing, so I decided to try a cleanse in an attempt to stop the downward bodily spiral that usually occurs over the holidays. I chose Ritual Cleanse, which is a one-year-old LA-based brand (they’ll ship anywhere).
They don’t really promise anything–which to my skeptical mind is a good thing–but rather offer you the benefits that past cleansers SAID they got from doing the program: weight loss, mental clarity, better digestion, happier mood, decreased desire for salt and sugar, glowing skin, increased sex drive. Less salt and more sex? OK!
Okay, so that was sort of a rhetorical question. I mean who wouldn’t want the flawless skin, perfect bods and flowing, perfectly-undone hair we see on any given VS model–and it’s all totally natural, right?
Well, not exactly. Because while these ladies are certainly gorgeous, they’re not as perfect as you might think. They, too, have puffy eyes, dull skin, bad hair days and, yes, even blemishes, just like the rest of us. That’s where Colleen Creighton and Pasquale Ferrante–the beauty and hair geniuses behind many a Victoria’s Secret and Victoria’s Secret PINK look–come in.
We went behind the scenes at a Victoria’s Secret PINK shoot in Miami, courtesy of Alison Brod PR, to find out all the secrets that go into looking like a VS model straight from the source. Read on to find out how you can get the look, with tips from Creighton, Ferrante and some of the models themselves!
Just in time for that big Thanksgiving binge comes exciting news from the world of weight loss. Experts often recommend chewing gum when you get a food craving instead of chewing on an Oreo. (Because that piece of minty sugarless gum is a fantastic substitute for a cookie. Anyway.) Medical weight loss researchers may take that concept a bit further by producing a gum that contains an ingredient which makes you feel full so you won’t eat, and hopefully, will lose weight.