Fashion News: Baby bikini onesie is one step too far for parents

The bikini had its 66th birthday this week – and it’s still stirring up trouble. First, the trouble:

Parents in Southaven, Miss., are complaining about a baby onesie on sale at a local department store that’s printed to look like a woman’s figure wearing a bikini. ”It gives people the wrong idea too quickly,” one father said. To think only a couple of years ago, all we had to worry about was tweens’ clothing being overly sexualized, not babies.

Now the birthday: The bikini was introduced to the world by designer Louis Réard in Paris on July 5,  1946, changing the look of women’s swimwear forever. An engineer who also helped run his mother’s clothing boutique, he marketed the garment as being ”smaller than the world’s smallest bathing suit.” The only woman who would model his prototype was Micheline Bernardini,  a 19-year-old nude dancer at the Casino de Paris. How times have changed. Fashionista looks back through the years at famous bikinis (like Princess Leia’s slave ensemble and Marilyn Monroe’s suit  in “Something’s Got to Give.”)

The fall couture shows in Paris wrapped up with models wearing beaded face masks at Maison Martin Margiela, textured gowns at Valentino and fantasy one-of-a-kind clothes at Jean Paul Gaultier.
Bette Midler and her daughter Sophie were front and center among viewers of the Gaultier show.
Hedi Slimane’s first two collections as creative director for Yves Saint Laurent were shown only to customers, no media allowed, but word is leaking out that the resort collection he showed in Paris this week hearkened back to the label’s founder with cigarette pants, tuxedo shirts, skinny suits and little silk dresses.

In its August issue, Seventeen magazine plans to run an editor’s letter pledging to use only “real girls and models who are healthy” (i.e., not underweight) and not to digitally alter photos to change a model’s face or body shape. To prove they are sticking to what they are calling the “body peace treaty,”  the staff will post behind-the-scenes images from photo shoots on its Tumblr blog.

Christian Louboutin on Wednesday unveiled the slipper he’s created in honor of  Disney’s planned “Cinderella” Diamond Edition release on Blu-ray this fall. The mini-platform heels are made of white lace and Swarovski crystals — glass would have been kind of dangerous — with Louboutin’s signature red sole. These shoes won’t be available for purchase. Instead, 20 pairs are to be given away. Details about the giveaway are to be announced in August.


Posted by admin | Appreciation | Tags: | Saturday 23 June 2012 1:01 am

Emma Stone’s Fashion Appreciation.

Emma Stone admits her rise to fame has helped her develop an “appreciation” for fashion she did not have before.Emma Stone has developed an “appreciation” for fashion.The ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ actress – who is currently dating British hunk Andrew Garfield – admits she has not always been so clued up on style, but has begun to understand how important it is in her line of work.

She said: “It’s something that I’ve been more exposed to in the past year, so I finally have a deeper understanding and appreciation for it.”One designer Emma does like is Alber Elbaz from Lanvin, as he has previously confessed he just wants the women who wear his creations to look their best.She said: “He’s fantastic. And he wants to hide. Did you read that thing where he says he wants to blend into the background? He doesn’t want to be the icon at all, he wants to make things for women so that they can shine.”Despite her fame rising in recent years thanks to roles in movies such as ‘Easy A’ and ‘The Help’, Emma claims she never wants to get to a stage where she can’t walk around without being followed.She added to Vogue magazine: “I worry about my fame making New York unliveable. That would be … to not walk around would be awful.”