Style Scoop: The Problem with Spanx, Daria x Balenciaga, Amber Riley’s Boutique

By  January 22, 2014

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Shapewear: it carves out our best silhouettes, yields hourglass figures all the day long, and could be crushing our internal organs. Though celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyoncé have sung Spanx’s praises, medical experts add that the body-hugging underpinnings can lead to numbness, blood clots, and acid reflux. That said… any weekend warriors looking to pledge allegiance to our healthy obsessions? [ELLE]

Daria for days! After landing the latest cover of Harper’s Bazaar and going minimal for Mango’s spring campaign, Daria Werbowy assumed high fashion form for Balenciaga Spring 2014. The Canadian muse posed as a platinum blonde for the Steven-Klein lensed images, and served as proof that our fall plum lip obsession is perfectly fine for fairer weather. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Spring cleaning is taking place early in the Amber Riley household. The Glee star and Dancing with the Stars champion is giving fans to shop her wardrobe thanks to a new e-commerce site, Rileyland Fashions. “My sister and I are clothes fanatics,” she shared on Facebook. “And since many of my curvier fans always express that they like my clothes, I thought, ‘Why not clean out my closet and fill up all yours?” [People]

Being an adult in the real world can be overrated, especially when you miss out on getting an invite to Christian Dior’s haute couture experience. Raf Simons and company invited top fashion students from 16 international schools and employees from the brand’s ateliers to “watch a show organized especially for them,” according to Women’s Wear Daily. As for Simons, he may have even been recruiting saying that two of the show’s attendees “will fit the spirit of Dior in the future.” [WWD]

It’s been long time coming, but change has finally happened at the house of Schiaparelli. Marco Zanini unveiled his first haute couture range for the newly-revived brand in Paris this week, adding that today’s Schiaparelli woman is “a nonconformist” who exudes confidence and a “sense of irreverence.” Sounds like us Marco, you know, in case you’re looking for faces of the brand. [The Cut]

A supermodel for the Super Bowl? Don’t mind if we do. Kate Upton is giving Giants and Jets fan a chance to see their star players suit up one last time–since neither team has advanced to the February 2nd bout–within the pages of Vogue. The buxom blonde stars in a football-themed spread in the glossy’s new issue alongside Victor Cruz, Prince Amukamara, and super fan Jimmy Fallon [GLAMChic]