June 26, 2016 |
This boho-chic hallmark is a summertime staple - yet again. The trendlet Basic bikinis, chic cover-ups, beach bags, halters (and their funky cousins, bralettes) are lighter, airier, and beachwear-perfect this summer when fashioned from ecru-hued crochet. Even wide-legged trousers are getting into the loopy-stitched action. Where does it come from? Crochet is the French word for "small hook," but the textile-making technique was first used by Scottish peasants in the late 18th century to make hats, bonnets, and scarves, as well as collar and bonnet trim.
May 26, 2016 |
After an intense day frolicking in the waves and sunning on the sands, it can be hard to make the transition from boardwalk-appropriate to bistro-chic. Unless, of course, you have the right cover-up. We aren't talking about that wrinkled sarong or tired T you've been using for way too long to hide your beach bod. Those ratty days are over. Look this summer for the fashion conscious to conceal love handles and camouflage bottoms in fit-for-a-dress silhouettes, ranging from embroidered maxis to color-blocked shifts.
August 10, 2014 |
Jen: We hate plastic surgery! How many women in showbiz get plastic surgery by the time they're Jennifer Aniston 's age? Well Jen, 45, ain't one of them. She finds it disturbing to look at women who have had procedures. "I see them and my heart breaks. I think, 'Oh, God, if you only know how much older you look,' " Jen tells Yahoo Beauty Editor in Chief Bobbi Brown. Aging naturally is important both to Jen and her man, Justin Theroux . "I also have a fiancé who will put a gun to my head if I touch my face in any way," she says.
January 6, 2014
EVEN CELEBRITIES take a breather around the holidays - OMG, they're just like us! - but some juicy tidbits still emerged this week. Friday Demi Moore rocked an itsy bitsy black bikini on a beach in Mexico, looking muy buena - at age 51, but who's counting? Other celebrated rockers of bikinis this holiday season include Katie Holmes (Miami, halter bikini top with Daisy Dukes), New York "Real Housewife" Bethenny Frankel (Miami, seriously teensy red bikini) and "90210"-er AnnaLynne McCord (Sydney, Australia, weird strappy black bikini)
September 2, 2013 |
On a hot day last July, I took my red string bikini for a farewell lap. I was a late adopter, and didn't start wearing bikinis until I turned 16, when a friend dragged me into an Avalon, N.J., department store and slapped me into a boy-shorted edition in electric purple and green. In college, in Florida, I watched classmates prance around the school's pool in flimsy two-pieces, their halter straps tied around their necks and peeking out under tank tops that had been tossed on for class.
August 27, 2012
OCEAN CITY, MD. - A city in China still holds the bikini-parade record after a failed attempt in Maryland. Organizers of Saturday's effort in Ocean City to take the title from Huludao City in China fell short. Only about 325 woman turned out under rainy skies. Brad Hoffman, who organized the parade for the North Ocean City Business Alliance, blamed the rain for the poor turnout. Organizers were trying to attract more than 1,085 to break the record set in China this month. The 25-block parade included women of all ages.
July 18, 2012 |
gAWKERS who watch women's Olympic beach volleyball because the athletes wear bikinis (you know who you are) may be disappointed at the London Games. The weather there has been rather cool lately and rules state that if the temps dip below 60.8 degrees the women can cover up with leggings and long-sleeved shirts. The Games are scheduled to start on July 27 and so far, it has been cooler than that every day this month in London. In May, Great Britain's Zara Dampney and Shauna Mullin caused traffic to come to a standstill during a training match in front of Big Ben while wearing skimpy two-piece outfits.
July 5, 2012 |
You bought red short shorts in April, confident this would be the summer of the tight tush. But here it is July 4th and your bum is still too bootylicious. Or maybe that trendy midriff tank doesn't look quite right because your tummy is too tubby. And then there is that high-cut bikini. Whew! One extra french fry and even a perfect bod can test that two-piece. Sometimes you can use fashion to camouflage imperfections — an A-line skirt for pear-shapes or illusion sleeves for saggy arms.
January 26, 2012
ULLA SWENSEN never made it to the Super Bowl, and neither did her teammates Karin Kristensen, Hilgar Oblief, Eva Jacobsen and Uma Thorensen. But 20 years later, Swensen - in real life, Peggy Trentini - looks back on her shortened season as a member of the Swedish Bikini Team as one of highlights of her life. "We had our 15 minutes of fame," she said in a telephone conversation from her home in Orange County, Calif.
November 18, 2011
Lee Pockriss, 87, who wrote the music for midcentury pop hits such as "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini," "Catch a Falling Star," and "Johnny Angel," died Monday at his home in Bridgewater, Conn. Perry Como made a hit of the gentle ballad "Catch a Falling Star" ("Put it in your pocket/Save it for a rainy day"), which Mr. Pockriss wrote with Paul Vance, in 1957. Shelley Fabares introduced Mr. Pockriss and Lynn Duddy's wistful love song "Johnny Angel" ("I dream of him and me/And how it's gonna be")