July 13, 2015 |
Whether tankini or thong, the two-piece bathing suit has ruled for So. Very. Long. But thanks to retro beachwear, barely there looks on the sands have come down a peg. So this summer, it's all about full coverage - with a little leg. The trendlet The one-piece thigh-high sizzles in solid hues, color-blocked patterns, and slinky cutouts. There are even some long-sleeve options. Flashdance, anyone? Where's it come from? We started wearing bathing suits in the early 1900s, but there was no such thing as a tank-top-style onesie until the 1930s.
September 11, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY - The Miss America Pageant got a scare Tuesday night as Miss Rhode Island Ivy DePew fainted onstage during night one of the preliminaries inside Boardwalk Hall. She was taken to a nearby hospital and was being treated for heat stroke, pageant officials said. DePew, who took part in evening gown and swimsuit competitions Tuesday, dropped to the floor while standing in the back of the stage toward the end of the two-hour night as Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno was speaking about her own professional accomplishments.
March 7, 2014 |
This year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue features a real Philly girl next door. Doylestown's Samantha Hoopes is one of 12 rookies - meaning, new to the SI swimsuit scene - in the issue's 50th anniversary edition. "People actually know my name now," Hoopes, 23, said in a telephone interview while on a Malibu Beach in between taking pictures for the Latin version of Esquire magazine. "It's all been very unreal. " In the sure-to-be-a-collectors-item issue, Hoopes tapped her inner temptress in a breast-baring black one-piece bathing suit, a one-shouldered version of the white fishnet suit worn in the 1978 issue by Cheryl Tiegs (also featured in the "Legends" portion of this issue)
June 13, 2012 |
WE STILL bleed Eagles green, but … We have to admit that the latest issue of the Dallas Cowboys Star magazine could make us at least consider rooting for America's Team. That's because it's the swimsuit issue and features over 80 pages of photos of bikini-clad Cowboys cheerleaders, including Brittney Schram, who is pictured here. The photos are presented in three sections: Caribbean Queens, Celestial Bodies and Twilight Treasures. We're told there were also some articles in the magazine.
January 12, 2012 |
THERE'S ALWAYS been bad behavior on television, but the advent of "reality" TV has really lowered the bar. Nonscripted shows used to strive to bring the best and the brightest into our living rooms, but they now bring the worst and the dumbest. Jennelle Evans , the North Carolina woman from MTV's "Teen Mom 2," has been charged with making harassing phone calls and communicating threats - just another day at the office if Jennelle had a job. She was released on $1,000 bond shortly after her arrest Tuesday.
September 16, 2011
Q: My wife and I are both approaching 60. Ten years ago, she had back surgery, but it hasn't limited her activity level. For example, she can still ride her horse two or three times weekly. But if I try to touch her, she pulls into a turtle position. When I asked if there wss a problem, she said she'd never be able to have sex after the surgery. And here I sit, bewildered, with how many more years of bliss ahead of me? Steve: You've never tried the turtle position? Mia: When's the last time you gave her a leisurely back massage?
February 16, 2011 |
S PORTS ILLUSTRATED is going to Shayk, rattle and roll this swimsuit season, naming Russian-born model Irina Shayk this year's Swimsuit Issue cover girl. Irina, girlfriend of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo , has a wardrobe of hundreds of bathing suits thanks to her Sports Illustrated work. "When I'm going to vacation on my own - I get the swimsuits after the shoots - I have so many choices!" Irina said if she were going to choose a favorite photo, the cover selection likely would be the one. She liked the push-up bra style of the suit, in a design of pink diamonds on the front of the top with yellow around the neck and sides.
July 30, 2010
SOME ADVICE for Katherine Connors, who is throwing out the first pitch before tonight's Phillies at Nationals game: Block out the throng that shows up to see Roy Oswalt make his Phillies debut. Don't bounce the ball to the plate. And, oh yeah, wear a bikini and heels. Connors, the reigning Miss Iowa, was invited to throw out the first pitch after Nationals pitcher Miguel Batista unintentionally dissed her Tuesday night. That was after he was booed when it was announced he was starting in place of rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg, who had a stiff right shoulder.
August 5, 2009
SCIENTISTS HAVE invented a new suit for swimmers that is both aero- and hydro- dynamic. The powers that be in the strange world of the pool want to ban it. Listen, the swimmers who don't wear it lose! Those who do, win - and mostly in record time. I don't see any old propeller plane passengers refusing the reality that jets are twice as fast and safe. The suits aren't dangerous and even if they were, where are the swimmers going to fall? They're already in the water! Steroids banned, bats uncorked, suits outlawed.
March 25, 2008 |
Belmont Stakes winner Rags to Riches was retired yesterday. The first filly in 102 years to win the Belmont went through a series of ailments. But she made it back to the races last Sept. 15, when she finished second in the Gazelle Stakes at Belmont Park in New York. It turned out to be the last race of her brief but brilliant career. The day after the race, it was discovered Rags to Riches had a hairline fracture of her right front pastern. The 3-year-old champion filly recently re-injured the pastern - an area between the ankle and the hoof.