Sep 25, 2013
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Devin Brugman used to need to wear three sports bras to get through a workout. (She’s a 32DDD.) “The only options were these maternity-style harness bras or slim, sexy types,” says Brugman, the co-founder of the A Bikini a Day Instagram and website. (Yes, she and bestie Natasha Oakley pose in swimwear every day; no, they are not insane.) So she designed her own bra, the “Devin,” for her Monday Active sportswear line. Here are her non-negotiables:
We need this so our breasts stay in place and because it prevents the stretching of the Cooper’s ligaments – the connective tissue in the breasts. (Stretching = sagging.) “Eighty percent of the strength and support of the bra is in the band,” says Jenine LaFayette of Brooks Running Canada. “It’s like the foundation of a house.” (The band should be tighter than your typical bra, so you may need to go down a size.)
If the cup is wrinkling, it’s too small and can chafe. Make sure it sits smoothly over the breasts.
Run in place, squat or do your best Britney Spears impression while trying on the bra in the change room. If it’s even the slightest bit pinchy, walk away.
(Don’t) free the nipple
Sleeping in a sports bra won’t make your girls perkier (sorry), but it can reduce pre-period tenderness. “It feels better because your breasts aren’t moving around at night,” says Dr. Ruth Heisey of Women’s College Hospital in Toronto.
“Devin” Bra, Monday Active ($161), at bandier.com.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth at Elton John's 2012 Oscar viewing party. Credits: Getty Source: ELLE Canada
Miley Cyrus has finally addressed the bling on her ring finger.
Back in January, the pop star posted an Instagram selfie wearing her engagement ring from Liam Hemsworth, causing us all to wonder if the Cyrus-Hemsworth wedding was back on (they had split in 2013) and just when we would receive our invitation.
Yesterday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Miley confirmed the engagement obliquely, telling Ellen she's told Liam the ring is not entirely her style, but "I wear it because you love me."
That said, we know what Liam can get her for Christmas. Candy. Miley admits that she sometime switches up the diamond for accessories made out of gummies and cotton candy. We feel you.
Chloë Grace Moretz stars in the campaign for the newest Coach fragrance.
"We can wear a floral sweater and still be the CEO of a company."
Here’s the thing about luxury brands: Part of their mystique is that they are un-attainable to most. But Coach isn’t about intimidation, asserts Stuart Vevers, the brand’s executive creative director. “Coach is not just about a status of wealth; it’s about a certain ease,” he says at the launch of the American fashion house’s latest fragrance, Coach Eau de Parfum, in New York City. “It’s about playing with what I consider to be the new codes of luxury.”
When he was deciding on the notes for the scent, it was the Coach girl – someone with a “downtown” sort of attitude, says perfumer Juliette Karagueuzoglou – that Vevers had top of mind. He pictured a young woman heading out on an adventure, much like the cross-country road trip that Chloë Grace Moretz, the face of the fragrance, took to celebrate her 18th birthday last year. “It isn’t about a fantasy jet-set lifestyle,” he explains. (Think a windblown Moretz in a vintage Cadillac, not a reality-TV star flossing in a Rolls-Royce Ghost.) “A sense of inspiration, joy and optimism is at the heart of this fragrance.”
Below, we talk with Moretz about her fragrance wardrobe, feminism and the American election.
I love that the fragrance really does capture the idea of young women right now. It has notes of Turkish rose and raspberry, which are sweet and soft and light, and then it has a sexy sandalwood leather and musk. These notes allow you to embrace your sensuality, which is what we are finally doing. We understand that we don’t have to be ’80s CEO power women, and we also don’t have to be ’50s housewives. We can wear a floral sweater and still be the CEO of a company.
Yeah, which I still love. Rihanna can wear them any day.
100%. My whole life we’ve experimented with scents. They share my cologne; I share their cologne. I wore Old Spice deodorant for a while. I have two gay brothers and two straight brothers, so we’ve bridged every gap. Even with my boyfriend [now ex-boyfriend, Brooklyn Beckham], we fully share each other’s scents. It’s dope.
My first real fragrance at 12 years old was [Viktor & Rolf] Flower Bomb and it was a big deal for me. I remember the big shift though at 15, I was like, ‘I’m going to go musky’ and I bought Gucci Rush. I was like, ‘Ooh, I’m hot shit.’ [Laughs] And then I got Byredo Gypsy Water, then I went to Santal  by Le Labo. It was a huge shift, from floral to musk.
Coach is an interesting brand because we have a lot of the same ideals. We’re kind of re-embracing Americana, which I feel like has been demonized for so long. We couldn’t feel happy while being Americans. I think this election is really interesting, because it’s gotten a lot of people back into American politics and just speaking up – being proud to be a young adult in America, having rights and being able to push them through and change our governmental system.
Exclusivity is out the window. The idea of only having your little clique of friends is done. I have the most varied group of friends – in varying age ranges, all over the world, in different socio-economic situations – and I think that our generation is a generation of freedom in a lot of ways, which is cool.
The bottle’s design is a nod to classic Coach elements: a gold turn lock reminiscent of the clasp on the brand’s handbags, a hang tag and the horse-and-carriage logo. Coach Eau de Parfum Spray ($90 for 50 mL).
He had a party. Taylor, Katy and John Mayer were there. Rihanna wasn’t.
On Sunday night, Champagne Papi rang in his 30th birthday by dropping four new tracks on OVO Sound Radio, and hosting a star-studded birthday celebration at Delilah’s restaurant in West Hollywood. A-list celebs like Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and John Mayer attended the fête (hopefully that wasn’t too awk), along with Jamie Foxx, French Montana and Zoë Kravitz. Sadly, there were no RiRi spottings.
Drizzy didn’t seem too bothered...especially when the 6ix God was treated to a signed photo from British singer Sade. (Drake is a longtime fan.)
Drake’s cake however, possibly stole the show, (not just because we are in the middle of a huge Halloween candy craving). The gorgeous three-tiered gateau featured baby pics of him and album artwork for his upcoming Apple Music playlist More Life.
"It really means a lot to me, everybody being here," Drizzy said in an Instagram video taken at the celebration. “The support that you give, night in and night out for the team that's with me every day..."
More life, Drizzy, we wish you all the best.