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26 sports, 39 disciplines, and 302 events. That’s right, folks: the 2012 Summer Olympics are here! Here’s what to expect.
Wimbledon is a sporty event, but it’s also a fashion-y event where one can spot Anna Wintour in the stands and watch athletes run around in lots of expensive things. So naturally we must discuss five-time title winner Serena Williams‘ championship dress.
We’ve been waiting with bated breath for Knicks player Amar’e Stoudemire’s long-rumored Vogue feature and now it’s finally here. And in what can only be described as the cherry on top of our sports beat cake, the piece was written by european editor at large Hamish Bowles — who you might remember from last summer’s essay on surfing with Blake Lively and who, in this instance, submits himself to a training session and a game of one-on-one basketball with the 6 foot, eight inch phenom.
Though it’s been (not-so-)scientifically proven that fashion is better than sports, there are quite a few sports figures who know how to turn it out. From dashing suits to more outrageous duds, take a peek at what sports’ most stylish guys and gals are wearing in our comprehensive slideshow of the industry’s best dressed.
It looks like New York Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire could soon have something in common with Karl Lagerfeld: a clothing line at Macy’s. Page Six reports the 6’10″ basketball star is teaming up with Rachel Roy to produce a line for her Macy’s contemporary label Rachel Rachel Roy.
Our sneaker obsession is no secret. And while our taste generally favors form over function, we can appreciate some sporty kicks. As such, we were tickled to see Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas rocking some stylish sneaks at last night’s game against the Lakers.
We don’t follow sports quite as closely as our friends over at Sportsgrid, but this item caught our eye: Natalia Vodianova helped Russia secure its bid to host the 2018 World Cup. And that’s only after she became the ambassador for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Okay, this whole “the Dolce boys love sports” thing has reached a new level. At first they were giving all their love to soccer which makes since because they’re European. But they just announced that they’re sponsoring a boxing team. A boxing team! Just get Stefano and Domenico their own ESPN channel already.
Celebrity endorsements are tricky things. On one hand, they can help a brand bring in big bucks. On the other hand, celebs can be a liability. People aren’t perfect, and even famous people can make some pretty big mistakes. Brett Favre is the latest celebrity to hit a bit of a rough patch, with all sorts of inappropriate allegations (and penis pictures!) being thrown around. Will Wrangler drop his endorsement deal?
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana love them some
soccer football players. First they launched a World Cup underwear campaign, then they joined forces with the Chelsea Football Club and now they’ve tapped FC Barcelona‘s Lionel Messi to wear D&G exclusively to all official events.
Last night we were
forced delighted to watch some football. What an appropriate autumn Sunday activity! While we found all the touchdowns and interceptions really thrilling, we were most intrigued by what the players were wearing. We’ve always had an appreciation for well-designed uniforms, but last night the NFL went pink. And we loved it.
The New York Times‘ Sunday Styles section is a place to read interesting perspectives on the fashion world and to look at Bill Cunningham‘s latest pics. It is also home to quite a few ridiculous trend pieces (remember the urban caveman piece??). Today the Times takes a look at “hoopsters” — that is, hipsters who wear basketball jerseys.
Leave it to British designer Stella McCartney to stir up some magic in both the Adidas brand and the fashion world. The result: working out never looked so good.
Summer has found me in a blissful paradise at a vacation home in Malibu and I could not be more thankful for the downtime. I am loving every minute that I get to spend quality moments with Rodger, soak up the sun and watch the seasoned surfers hit the tide under a cloudless sky…heaven. In fact, the only thing that could make the whole scenario more picturesque is if all of the surfers were in-hand with a Chanel Surfboard. Talk about dream scenario.
Venus Williams looked pretty good on the grass at Wimbledon yesterday. But it’s our bet that she would have looked better if she’d let someone else design her dress.
Ah, Wimbledon. Fresh-cut grass. Crisp white clothing. Expensive product placement. What more could you ask for on an English summer’s day? Apparently, a lot more. Because in England, designers and fashion houses are spending millions of British Pounds Sterling — not American dollars — to dress the tournament’s female players while they tear up the sod.
Save for the Green Jacket, and the occasional football-shaped handbag, the fashion folks and the jocks typically stick to their own sides of the cafeteria. But sartorially speaking, if we’ve learned anything from Posh and Becks, there’s nothing wrong with a little intermingling — especially when it involves strapping jocks in their skivvies.