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Here’s a crazy stat for you: The 44-year-old founder of Spanx, Sara Blakely, is the youngest self-made lady billionaire in history. The business of whittling down women’s waists has been a big deal for a long time, so maybe it’s not too surprising that the person who started the modern restrictive undergarment craze is swimming in moola. But what are Spanx and other body shapers really costing you? New reports tell scary tales of compressed organs, squashed bowels, and numbness and tingling in the legs, all caused by squeezing your tuchus into too-tight spandex. Dr. Read More
This summer is all about pits and tits, thanks to tanks with super-low-cut necks and armholes. And with these sweet sets, you can wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care that they can see your underwear. Fringe With Benefit Go wild in a wolf tank and a leopard-print bra that’s perfect for full-figured femmes. Peace Out Crop Top–Spiritual Creatures, $11.75, toofastonline.com; Sculptresse by Panache Chi Chi Full Cup Underwire Bra, $62, herroom. Read More
By Lisa Butterworth // Photographed by Annabel Mehran Styled by Marissa Peden // Hair by Brian Fisher // Makeup by Lucy Halperin For Bethany Cosentino, this might just be the year of the woman. It’s kind of destined, the 28-year-old Best Coast singer, guitarist, and songwriter tells me. “My best friend gave me a tarot reading in February and it was all about having a self-discovery thing happen,” she says. “And about women playing a really important role in my career.” So far, the cards are right. Read More
Cookie Never Crumbles in Her Flawless Wardrobe. If you’re a fan of Empire, FOX’s musical drama about a family of hip-hop royalty, then you’re probably obsessed with Cookie Lyon (played by Taraji P. Henson)—and her killer look. Bite Cookie’s style with bold prints, curve-hugging dresses, massive gold accessories, big-brimmed hats, and a boss bitch attitude. Read More
Arabelle Sicardi certainly has a unique style — and we're obsessed with it. The NYC-based blogger has a knack for mixing and matching pieces that somehow draw together the perfect balance of quirk and chic. Read on to find out how she does it, what influences her ensembles, and three words that sum up her fashion philosophy! Tell me about what you’re wearing. The suit is from Christian Siriano’s fall collection; he’s a friend and he let me borrow clothes for when I went on a trip. The shoes are Margiela Tabis, and they’re my dream shoes. Read More