First you laugh. Then you rub your eyes and do a double-take. Then you start thinking.

That’s the intention of, and the nearly universal reaction to, the TaTa Top, which has been turning heads across North America all summer.

The flesh-toned, nipple-printed bikini tops (available in three skin shades) have been showing up on beaches and city streets, offering a comical commentary on censorship …

Filiz Rezvan Follows Her Passion
Posted by richard | August 21, 2014

How many people have a mid-career wake-up moment? You know, the sudden realization that you’re spinning your wheels, life is short, and you’d better change direction and follow your passion before it’s too late?

Filiz Rezvan had one of those epiphanies in 2011, when an inner voice told her to get back to her roots — which in her case meant drawing, fashion design and …


Eiizabeth Short was only 22 when she was found in a Los Angeles parking lot in 1947, bludgeoned and slashed to death with her torso sliced in half.

It was one of the most sensational crimes of the century in America, and a creative newsman gave Elizabeth a catchy name that helped sell a lot of papers. She became The Black Dahlia, a household …


It’s hard to imagine there will be a more inspiring, empowering video in women’s fashion this year than Misty Copeland‘s stirring rebuttal to all her naysayers as part of Under Armour‘s I Will What I Want campaign.

The one-minute video debuted three weeks ago and is a worldwide viral smash, with nearly 6 million views on YouTube alone.

It features Misty, a 31-year-old …

A Can’t-Miss Formula from L’Agent
Posted by richard | August 19, 2014

The worldwide lingerie market has been mostly flat (pardon the pun) for several years, but among all the brand makeovers and corporate shuffling in the past year, one remarkable tidbit of news leapt out: Agent Provocateur, the UK-based erotic fashion brand, saw its sales increase by 25% in the fiscal year ending in 2013, and the company’s profits doubled.

And don’t expect that astonishing …

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