On NFL Draft day, all eyes are on the league’s next crop of stars as they take the stage to pose with their new team jerseys. For these future NFL players, suiting up on Sundays will be easy. But away from the field, many have yet to develop a clear sense of style. Dressing the part is a part of the game and the draft marks the fashion debut for these newcomers. Finding the right balance between flashy and classy in draft day attire can be a challenge for athletes, so they enlist the styling services of Clarence Jones, owner of C.J. Custom Clothiers.
Jones has been in the custom clothing field for over 19 years, with a business built on developing relationships. He got his start working with Memphis-based tailors Niko Perkins and Troy Watkins, who sparked his interest in custom … Read More »
Kerri Walsh is one half of beach volleyball’s most dominant duo. She and her playing partner, Misty May-Treanor, have reunited to chase a third consecutive Olympic gold medal at the upcoming London Games. Since her last Olympics appearance, Kerri now has two children to compliment her two gold medals. The beach volleyball star is proving that she hasn’t lost her game, even after having children. She’s had to balance athletics with motherhood and reconnect with Treanor after two years off. Despite these challenges, Walsh is poised to take gold in London.
When Kerri suits up in her trademark bikini for the Games, her sons will show their patriotism in Pampers “USA” diapers. This Summer fans will see the Olympic rings on a wide range of Proctor & Gamble products such as Pampers. The company, a worldwide Olympic partner, is sponsoring more than … Read More »
As the anniversary of Title IX approaches, it’s difficult for many women to imagine a life without sports, and especially without trailblazers and icons like Lisa Leslie. Lisa was a “Title IX baby” who grew up to become one of the world’s most recognizable female athletes. Her athletic accomplishments include a stellar college career at USC, two-time WNBA champion, three-time WNBA MVP, eight-time WNBA all-star, and four-time Olympic gold medalist. She transitioned her success off the court, where fashion model, mother, author, sports analyst, and entrepreneur round out her impressive resume. Leslie remains an advocate for women’s sports, paving the way for future generations of female athletes.
These days the former WNBA superstar is on the Capital One Cup Advisory Board, supporting the achievements of collegiate athletes. In its second year, the Capital One Cup is given to the best men’s and women’s Division … Read More »
Today’s athletic females have many sportswear options available to them. This selection was not always there as traditional sportswear companies often did not succeed in meeting women’s needs. This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Title IX, a legislation that prohibits gender discrimination in schools, whether it be athletics or otherwise. The ruling impacted women across a variety of interests. Among them was Missy Park, a former collegiate athlete who went on to create a women’s-only athletic clothing company. Park is the Founder and CEO of Title Nine, a pioneer in women’s fitness apparel that helped shape the female athletic apparel and equipment market. A Glam Slam spoke with Missy about the Title IX legislation, Title Nine clothing and how the company has found success.
Park was 10 years old when Title IX passed, making her part of the first generation of … Read More »
Landing the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition can do wonders for a model’s career, catapulting them to greater fame. The same is true for swimwear designers. Often dubbed the “Bikini Oscars,” designers eagerly await the magazine’s release to see if their suits have made the cut. Having their fashions featured within the pages of the publication means big business for swimsuit companies. Designers receive a great response as soon as the issue hits newsstands and it can immediately help to put them on the map. Kate Upton’s teeny-tiny red bikini featured on this year’s cover has received plenty of fashion buzz. The 19-year old model is wearing a suit made by 23-year old designer, Kathleen Bruening, founder and owner of Suit Yourself Bikinis by Kathleen Bruening.
Bruening first saw the cover online and discovered that her suit had scored prime real … Read More »
The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens fell just short of a trip to Super Bowl XLVI. Though brothers and rival head coaches, Jim and John Harbaugh, suffered tough losses, the big game will still be sweet for their NFL wives. Two of football’s first ladies, Sarah and Ingrid Harbaugh, have teamed up with Skinny Cow Candy just in time for Super Bowl weekend.
A Nielsen Company survey found that nearly 70% of American women will watch the biggest football game of the season this year. With more females tuning in, Skinny Cow Candy’s offerings are an ideal option for fans looking to create a healthier gametime menu. The sister-in-laws and self-proclaimed chocoholics are helping to spread the word about the lower-calorie treats. For more information on offerings like the Dreamy Clusters and Heavenly Crisps, check out www.skinnycow.com.
Sarah and Ingrid have also … Read More »
Cindy Whitehead merged her athletic experience as a pro-skateboarder with her fashion experience as a wardrobe stylist to become a “Sports Stylist®.” Whitehead developed this unique niche and coined the term herself. She travels the globe to style some of the biggest names in sports like Kobe Bryant, Drew Brees, Tiger Woods, Mia Hamm and Michelle Kwan. Besides dressing athletes for personal appearances, Whitehead specializes in styling sports stars and models for athletic based ad campaigns, commercials and editorial spreads.
“I found there was a desperate need for sports styling and no one was doing it,” Cindy has said. “A lot of agencies as well as clients had no idea of trends for different sports and geographical areas. I wanted to change that.”
Sports advertising is big business, and major players like Nike, adidas, K-Swiss and Gatorade use Cindy’s services to effectively … Read More »
As the wife of former Baltimore Orioles catcher, Chris Hoiles, sports have long been a part Dana Hoiles’ lifestyle. Attending countless Major League Baseball games and supporting the athletic pursuits of her three sons inspired Hoiles to dabble in sports-themed jewelry design.
As fashionable female fan gear options continued to grow, accessories were still lacking. Hoiles explained, “I refused to wear baseballs from my ears and actually call them earrings.” Instead she looked to create jewelry that was classic in design and versatile enough to transition wearers from gametime to their post-game activities. The result is a collection of stylish, sports-minded jewelry that is made to match fans’ love of the game.
Hoiles’ pieces celebrate a wide variety of sports including basketball, soccer, hockey, golf, volleyball and lacrosse. Unique silhouettes such as the “Heart with Baseball Stitch” necklace characterize the line, which … Read More »
After spending most of the 2010 season on injured reserve, New York Giants wide receiver, Victor Cruz, has quickly emerged as a breakout player and has become an integral part of the team’s success. The Paterson, New Jersey native is on pace to shatter multiple franchise records, including Amani Toomer’s single-season record of 1,343 yards receiving. After plenty of trips to the endzone this season, Cruz’s dancing skills have received almost as much praise as his football skills. He learned his trademark salsa-inspired touchdown dance from his grandmother and it has become such a hit, that even his Cowboys competitor, Dez Bryant, has crafted a celebratory salsa routine of his own. Cruz’s on-field flair translates off the-field as well, when it comes to his sense of style. With an affinity for sneakers and his own clothing line, he’s one to … Read More »
With an impressive resume that already includes pro-wrestler, Baltimore Ravens cheerleader, model, actress and top three finalist on “Dancing with the Stars,” there isn’t much that Stacy Keibler hasn’t accomplished. Fitness has been an integral part of Keibler’s entire career and her dedication to staying in shape is evident in her enviable figure, especially those famously long legs.
Keibler is a force when it comes to fitness and believes in the importance of staying active. To further support the cause, she joined New York Giants wide receiver, Victor Cruz, to celebrate the launch of Ubisoft’s new “Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012” game for Kinect. It’s a convenient and effective way to work out in the comfort of your own home, with a wide variety of options tailored to specific fitness needs. Users can get fit their own way, from customizable experiences targeting … Read More »