Well, now that the Spanx are out of the bag, the $812.5 billion shapewear industry is redefining how men and women dress — both literally and figuratively.Seriously, $812.5 BILLION! Apparently no one exercises anymore and everyone’s squeezing into and slapping on a pair of shapers before heading out for work, onto the red carpet, or off to the clurrrrb. With a 34% increase in volume forecasted for this year alone, Spanx is the new black.
At last week’s Miami Swim Week, designers ran the gamut between the skimpiest bikini to full coverage one pieces. Then there’s that are in between that, that leaves the funkiest tan lines behind. We found the bathing suits that, while they may look super cool on, will have you looking a rather streaky naked. Read the rest…
When it comes to fashion, America has a checkered history of following trends. Sure, there have been the good — the Brit-Mod 60s, the wrap-dress 70s, the coke-bag 80s — but for every Mondrian shift there’s a Juicy Couture tracksuit. Whether imported or homegrown, these trends have created a blight on American fashion. By pointing them out FashionIndie hopes to do our patriotic duty to right the sartorial wrongs of our fore-mothers and fathers and build a better, fiercer future for the children. WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!
Italy must have sparked Snooki’s creative flare. After Snooki Slippers and flip-flops, the Jersey Shore guidette announces plans to release a book, The Shore Thing, (where can we pre-order?) along with a sunglasses and jewelry line. Our favorite Polizzi also took a moment from filming in Florence to answer a few questions for WWD. The answers are pretty much Snooki in a nutshell:
INDIE NEWSROOM – Calvin Klein, Maneater…Formichetti Loves the “Non-Skinny”s…Who’s Uncle Karl’s Favorite?
- Leave it up to Terry Richardson to perv up Kate Moss’s surprisingly classy wedding. That said, his pictorial guide to her festivities is irresistible, especially since he’s taken said photos off his Tumblr (not to worry, you can still see them after the jump!). Something smells suspiciously like Wintour. [Styliete & The Cut] Read the rest…
I may be known to boast a high waisted short from time to time, and regularly advise you to do the same. And we know why we wear them – when done correctly, they can be quite the flatterer to a figure. But last night, as I wore a pair of long man’s shorts done up high at the waist, belted for definition, I discovered, and this may come as a shock to all but The Man Repeller: Straight men don’t like them.
High waisted shorts are sadly wasted on the straight man.
The devil doesn’t wear Prada. The devil wears fake Prada. Counterfeiting in the fashion industry accounts for over $250 billion in losses for businesses, not to mention drug trafficking, terrorism and the most despicable labor conditions on the planet. Harper’s Bazaar and the City of New York are both taking action against this heinous smirch on fashion.
Speaking of Blake Lively, what in holy Chanel is she wearing on the cover of Elle? Granted it’s Elle Belgique, but that’s no excuse – Belgium is practically the motherland of avant garde! Hello Margiela, Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, et all. And they’ve got her in Georgia May Jagger for Hudson jeans and a wife beater?? I’m disgusted.
When it comes to sandals, I think they’re best worn at the beach or far away from public consumption. When it comes to flip-flops, I think they should just be thrown atop a burning trash heap since that’s the only good they’ll do anyone. But for some reason, fashion is embracing the Teva, the ugliest men’s footwear this side of a fluorescent Croc.
Ladies. There are several virtues of life as women we accept and extol. One of those is getting to be a giantess glamazon in 7 inch platform heels. Another is that it’s a widely known secret that we often change into less towering, more, dare I say, practical (yuck) flats for the walk to and from places like work, etc etc. But snap to! This is Fashion Week. I know you’re going to do it, but don’t you DARE let anyone catch you sneaking the change. I don’t care how twistedly painful your feet get, DO NOT change into flats while you are still in eyeshot of Lincoln Center. Be a lady. Do it in a Starbucks.