By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine
Today from the department of "what the heck took so long?": Levi's has announced that it is introducing a new range of jeans that take your curves into account with specific sizes for different-sized booties.
Levi's Curve ID will be based on a woman's shape, not just her size, according to WWD, and has slowly started rolling out in stores this summer. "The launch includes three curve sizes: the slight curve, the demi curve and the bold curve," the paper says.
"The designs are based on the difference between the measurement of a woman's hip and seat, with a greater difference representing a curvier body type. Levi's believes the three shapes will cover the body types of about 80 percent of women around the world. A fourth fit, with an even greater curve differential than the bold fit, will be introduced in December." Levi's took body scans of more than 60,000 women in 13 different countries to help create the perfect patterns.
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- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Tue, Aug 10, 2010 6:00 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Levi's New Sizing System Takes Your Booty Into Account
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Aug 9, 2010 4:35 PM EDT
By Tiffany Blackstone, Glamour magazineRead More »from Your Style Problems, Solved: "Help Me Fancy Up My LBD"
What To Wear reader annaeliz86 bought a black, above the knee, one-shoulder dress for a wedding she's attending soon. She writes, "I have a very small waist, and would like to belt the dress to show it off. I am not overly girly, but want to look sexy and sophisticated. Any suggestions for belts, jewelry, or shoes?"
I think a belt is a great choice! Most women don't think to wear them for dressy events, so you'll stand out from anybody else who may decide to pull out their LBD for the event. Choose one that's jeweled or embellished to make a major statement. Click here to check out some options from the Glamour closet!
As for jewelry, since your dress is one shoulder, I'd skip the necklace and go for long dangly earrings, a cuff and maybe even a big cocktail ring in gold tones. A definite must? Adding a pop of fun color with a bright clutch.
And what to wear on your feet? A strappy pair of black heels. They'll keep your look simply
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Aug 6, 2010 7:40 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine
There's no shortage of amazing things to download from Glamour these days--have you checked out our incredibly cool new iPad and iPhone apps yet?!--but this one will really get you in the mood to cut loose. In our brand new September issue, model Coco Rocha appears in our "Do Anything Better Guide" to help throw the perfect party--and you better believe that includes a killer playlist.
Here's what the sizzling hot model has blaring from her speakers when she invites friends over to eat, drink, and be merry:
- Carolyn's Fingers - Cocteau Twins
- This Woman's Work - Kate Bush
- All I Ask Of You - Chantal Chamberland
- Maybe This Time - Glee Cast Version
- Jolene - Dolly Parton
- You and Me - Dave Matthews Band
- Hello I love you - The Doors
- Sweet Dreams - Beyonce
- Deep Cuts - The Knife
Let Me Think About it - Ida Corr vs. Fedde Le Grand
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Aug 6, 2010 7:27 PM EDT
We're still more than a week away from the theater release of Eat, Pray, Love, but we're already straight up giddy in anticipation (as my boyfriend helpfully pointed out, the girliest movie ever is going head-to-head with the manliest movie ever--that would be The Expendables--and I'm pretty sure we're going to wipe the floor with them). Before you head to the theater, get the inside scoop on the movie's wardrobe:Read More »from Inside Scoop From The Wardrobe Team On Eat, Pray, Love
The lovely ladies at InStyle sat down with the movie's costume design team and found out that the entire wardrobe--four different countries, 100 different outfits--was assembled in just seven days. Costume Designer Michael Dennison says, "Fran Vega-Buck (Julia's personal costumer since 1993's The Pelican Brief) and I traveled to each of the locations-New York, Rome, India and Bali-to buy clothes and accessories before filming started. We did it in one week!"
My favorite bit of dish comes from the scenes they filmed in Italy--"Liz goes to Rome to eat! As she samples Rome's
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Thu, Aug 5, 2010 8:23 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine
While her husband was busy celebrating his 49th birthday with some famous friends in Chicago (yep, Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King were there!), Michelle Obama was in Spain with her daughter Sasha, taking in the sights and looking as glam as ever...
Americans may have been voted the worst-dressed tourists in the world, but the first lady is doing her part--and then some--to be an ambassador of total glam when she travels. She kicked off her vacation yesterday with a stroll through the streets of Marbella, wearing a chic one-shoulder top by Jean Paul Gaultier. She paired it with slim-fitting black pants, a sleek bun, uber-glam oversized shades, and an armful of neutral-colored beaded bracelets.
Have you ever seen a first lady looking quite so now?
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- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Aug 4, 2010 6:49 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from From The Fashion Rumor Mill: Major Designers May Soon Be Playing Musical Chairs
If there's one thing the fashion world loves, it's a juicy rumor--and if you thought the one about Karl Lagerfeld guest starring on Gossip Girl was big, you ain't seen nothing yet.
Yesterday, we linked to a story from The Imagist suggesting that a serious game of musical chairs was about to get underway in the designer world. Today, the blogosphere is abuzz over who could be moving where and what it will mean for the fashion world as we know it.
Here's what The Imagist has to say: "The three part scoop involves...(A.) one of fashion's most major designer [sic] retiring from a venerable house, making room for that complex and talented countryman of his (B....) jumping from his current house to the vacant throne. Which (C) then leaves another of fashion's most legendary brands open for a certain star talent to come out of the wilderness back into the luxury fold. If I've dramatically dubbed certain industry changes 'continental shifts' this change
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Tue, Aug 3, 2010 6:28 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine
If the reactions to her clothing line for Kohl's were any indication, you dolls are big fans of Lauren Conrad's designs ("I love her line," commenter Evianna wrote, while glittrdancr7 said "Everything is so cute and so affordable!"). Good news, then: There are even more of them on the way!
According to People StyleWatch, the former reality star will take another stab at designing under her own name with a forthcoming contemporary clothing line (she designed "Lauren Conrad Collection" from 2007-2009 before the plug was pulled because of the unpromising retail situation). This time around, she's teaming up with "several of her best friends," as People tells it, to create a contemporary women's line.
"Where Kohl's is a lot of daywear, it's a lot of basics," she tells them. "This will be more specialty basics, more of a boutique line. It will be at a higher price point. It will be very different. It's one thing to work with a huge retailer likeRead More »from Lauren Conrad Is Designing Another Line Of Clothes! Will You Check It Out?
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Love + Sex – Tue, Aug 3, 2010 6:12 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Hey, Boys! Find Out Why Wearing Red Could Land You A Hot Date...
Attention, bearers of XY chromosomes who read STF (I know you're out there--Hi darling! And Dad! And hopefully a handful of others!): We've got big fashion news for you. If you've been trying to get a hot date with little success (have you tried Glamour Matchmaker yet?!), one little trick can make a world of difference...
It turns out you can attract a lot more women by...wearing red. According to a new study from the Journal of Experimental Psychology recently discovered by Styleite, "The color apparently makes a man more attractive, more powerful and more sexually desirable to women. Red is a universal symbol of danger and excitement. Accordingly, the women in the study 'were found to view men wearing red-colored clothing as being higher in status and more likely to earn a better living.'"
Pretty primitive stuff, huh? If you've got a guy friend who's been looking for love (or a cute single brother who hates set ups!) put him in a red shirt, snap
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Aug 2, 2010 6:10 PM EDT
By Tiffany Blackstone, Glamour magazineRead More »from Your Style Problems, Solved: Help Me Hide My Tummy!
"I'm skinny and short but I have fat around my waist and belly," writes What To Wear Reader Lalalala. "What clothes do you think I should wear, and which ones should I avoid?" Well…
Your best fashion friends? Empire-style dresses and tops-the flowiness will camouflage your tummy, but because the nipped in waist defines curves, you won't look like you're trying to hide in a sack, like you would in an all-over baggy top. OK, that was easy, but here's where you can run into trouble: pants. Most women tend to go for lower-rise ones because they want to avoid the dreaded mom-pants look.
But here's what I learned after I had my first daughter, when my stomach was carrying a little more jiggle than normal: Mid to high-rise pants that hit just below to right above your belly button are miracle workers. That extra bit of fabric helps control and hide a little pooch quite nicely, plus the long line (the pants should go to your ankle if they're skinny
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Jul 28, 2010 8:18 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Guess Whose Granny Panties Were Recently On Full Display?
The first rule of red carpet dressing? Never, ever let 'em see your skivvies.
Jessica Biel arrived to the London premiere of her movie The A-Team last night wearing a sheer red dress by Giamattista Valli, and while she looked stunning as ever from the waist up...I couldn't take my eyes off the black granny panties that made themselves visible beneath the transparent scarlet fabric!
It quite probably was intentional--stars with as much experience walking the red carpet as Biel rarely fail to realize that flashbulbs will make their undergarments visible--but I'm still miffed by the fact that she'd want to draw all eyes towards a pair of not-terribly-sexy briefs when they should be on that stunning red dress! A long black slip or a subtle lace or chiffon underlay would have made this entire look a Do, but I'm afraid as is, she's today's most famous resident of Don't-ville.
What do you ladies think of Jessica's Don't moment? Are you as put off by it