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Today we’re welcoming back our regular style post and we hope you missed it as much as we have. In case you haven’t clicked here before, it’s aimed to be a snapshot of what’s happening in the ever fascinating world of fashion.

Think trends, news and light-hearted discussion. At the very least, you’ll be able to amuse your friends with some er, rather interesting trivia this week.

The Camel toe cup

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Attention all wearers of tight pants. You can now be saved from the embarrassment of frontal wedgies forever. One British woman was frustrated at the lack of “camel toe solutions” on the market and decided to design her own, thus, SmoothGroove was born. According to the company’s website “a staggering 55% of women, irrespective of age, size or weight, experience camel toe at some point in their lives”. That’s a pretty staggering percentage.

It costs £15, comes in three colours (black, white and clear) but sorry ladies only one size. The FAQ’s section of the website sheds some light on this, “our research so far suggests that there are only very minor differences between women of all shapes, sizes and ages.”

One size fits all indeed.

The one-eyed boob dress

Quick question: If you’re a little known fashion designer, how do you draw worldwide attention to your collection?  Here’s a tip: Send a one-eyed boob dress down the catwalk.

Gianni Molaro did just that at AltaRoma, Italy’s version of couture week. It’s hard to say where the designer’s inspiration stemmed from… possibly what Lady Gaga would wear on an episode of Futurama?

If you’re intrigued to see what else Molaro came up with for Spring/Summer 2012, click on our gallery below.

The Amy Winehouse tribute, is it too soon?

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French fashion designer, Jean Paul Gaultier has angered Amy Winehouse’s family by dedicating his spring 2012 haute couture collection to the singer, just six months after her death. Replica Amy’s were sent down the runway with messy beehive hair, winged black eyeliner and smoked cigarettes, while a band played renditions of her songs. Gaultier, who has admitted to never meeting the star, also closed the show by styling models in black funeral-style veils.

 

Her father, Mitch Winehouse told The Sun the collection was “in bad taste” and reflected a time when the star “was not at her best and glamorises some of the more upsetting times in her life.”

Influential fashion journalist, Suzy Menkes hailed the production a success,by any standards this was an exceptional Gaultier couture show… it was done with such ineffable grace that vulgarity did not enter the picture.”

What do you think, is it too soon?

Cats are in fashion, literally

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(L-R Opening Ceremony’s cat jumper, Milu, a still from Victoria Beckham’s collection and Lagerfeld’s kitty, Choupette)

The fashion world is having a bit of a moment with cats. Wow, there’s a sentence I never thought I’d write. Karl Lagerfeld started it when he shared a picture of his new kitten, Choupette on Twitter. Then Jason Wu released a video for his Target collection starring Milu, a black cat who leaps off a t-shirt in his studio to add the finishing touches to the collaboration.

Opening Ceremony (a US retailer and fashion label) have a cat jumper inspired by their art directors pet, Basil, going on sale later this month. And Victoria Beckham has upped the ante with printed cat dresses and a cat-filled promotional video for her lower priced line, Victoria.  It’s cute if you’re into cats, or if you have a spare two minutes you’d rather not get back.

The Gwyneth interview

Look haters always gonna hate, but I love Gwyneth Paltrow and the infinite pearls of celebrity wisdom she shares in interviews and on her website, Goop. It’s not your stock standard “I eat hamburgers and don’t exercise” line it’s a public admission to taking family baths and not liking “the botox thing” but then admitting to “little things, like lasers”. You can read about her recent Harpers Bazaar interview, see more pics and check out the response HERE.

The must-see looks

Aussie actresses Rachael Taylor and Jodi Gordon kick off this weeks must-see looks gallery, both star in the film Any Questions for Ben and both attended the premiere on the weekend wearing sheer long-sleeved, white dresses. Awkward.

Viola Davis at the Annual Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon

The nude bra campaign

373031 141925699258855 1550022763 n 177x236 The Week in Style: Camel toe cups, boob dresses and catsIt’s been a boob of a week on Mamamia, we’ve talked about sizes here, flat squashed ones here, Mia’s talked about mine on Twitter and this post alone already contains one reference to them. It has nothing to do with my return from maternity leave, I promise, we’re just trying to keep you abreast of the news (sorry, I couldn’t resist).

Now onto the campaign, have you ever wondered whose skin tone actually reflects the one flesh or skin-colour available in bras? Uh, that would be no-one’s.  American psychologist (and African-American consumer) Tara Raines has started a Facebook campaign “What’s Your Nude” as a call-to-action on the lack of diverse bra colours available on the market. The page already has over 2,200 likes and encourages users to post any responses from lingerie companies in an effort to create change. We like.

 

 

If you’ve missed any of our style posts this week, it’s not too late to catch up! Here’s a quick wrap-up of what we covered: Our resident beauty guru, Zoe Foster taught us four beauty looks we should definitely steal from the red carpet, we style stalked the AACTA‘s, the SAG‘s, complied our must-see looks and the best of the award season so far.

Now it’s your turn, what are your thoughts on nude bras, cycloptic boob dresses, Gaultier’s show and the need for a camel toe solution?

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