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Faja Addiction Taken Too Far?

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For the last seven years designer and fetish model Kelly Lee Dekay has been using a tight laced corset to reshape her body. In only 6 months she shrunk her waist by 30 inches and now sports a tiny 16-inch waist. Below is a picture of a 16 inch softball …..ummmm yeah that is the size of her waist.

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She mentions that she was a tomboy growing up, but accentuated her curves as a way to emulate her favorite female comic book characters, like Storm. Dekay said “I fell in love with the brocade, the zipping sound the laces made as it got tighter and the overall beauty of a corset. I love the different silhouettes different types of corsets create. There’s something very romantic about it.

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Doctors have warned that too much tight-lacing can strain organs, compress rib cages, and cause serious health issues with the respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems. However the 27-year-old New York resident claims she visits her doctor regularly and is in “perfect health.” Dekay admits wearing a corset makes it difficult for her to climb stairs or lift heavy objects, but she has worn it during other physical activities.

I actually did hiking in my corset and that’s very dangerous. I also played soft ball in a corset once, that was an interesting feeling, but I don’t go to the gym in a corset — that’s really dangerous because I do weight lifting,” she said, according to the Daily Mail. “But if I do want to do something extreme, I don’t limit myself. If I have to be out of my corset, then I’m out of it.

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Surprising Kelly Lee does not have the smallest waist. Cathie Jung’s 15-inch waist holds the current Guinness World Record for smallest waist.

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PETER PILOTTO for Target

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Target newest collaboration is with London-based label PETER PILOTTO. Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos are the designers behind the PETER PILOTTO label. Pilotto is half-Austrian, half-Italian and De Vos is half-Belgian, half-Peruvian. They created Sandra Bullock’s dress at last week’s People’s Choice Awards which we loved.

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Christopher De Vos describes the collection as “fresh, bold, and flirty” to Lucky Magazine, while Peter Pilotto characterizes it as “beachy, colorful, and fun.

The 70 items include women’s apparel, accessories and swimwear line. It will debut at “most” Target stores and online at Net-a-Porter on Feb 9th. The price point is under $80. Plan accordingly, set your clocks, have your credit card ready and shop til you drop because this one won’t last long.

Here is a sneak peak

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Vassallo Holiday 2013 Collection

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Javier Vassallo grow up in Puerto Rico where he was surrounded by fabulous women; mother, aunts, and girlfriends who equally enjoyed looking good. He never thought he would be a designer but the love and admiration for “The World of Fashion” never died. Out of college he started working for Designer Oleg Cassini. Javier later served as the Creative Director for the Vera Wang Lavender Label for over 12 years.

Fall/Winter 2013 this bi-coastal industry veteran took the leap of faith and with a recent trip to Brittany, France he drew on the traditional garments of the region and created this breathtaking collection. Vassallo retails from $250 to $1200 and can be found at www.vassallortw.com

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American Hustle – Drama & Fashion

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AMERICAN HUSTLE will be in theaters on December 20th. American Hustle tells the story of a brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). Watch the official trailer here.

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In addition to the intriguing crime drama storyline the movie is every fashionista’s dream. Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson did an amazing job capturing the large range of 1970’s-inspired fashion/glamour designs and beauty/hair pieces of the iconic fashion decade.

Some of the featured 70s brands and designers in the film are vintage Halston, Gucci, Diana von Furstenberg wrap dresses, Elsa Peretti, Ferragamo loafers and handbags, Sonia Rykiel, Bob Mackie, custom Manolo Blahnik stilettos, custom recreated Maidenform underwear, Yves Saint Laurent handbags and sunglasses, Christian Dior and the list goes on. Also, modern brands like Only Hearts lingerie, Lisa Maree and Ashley Paige Swimwear helped recreate some of the looks.

Here are some fabulous 70’s inspired fashion from American Hustle to motivate your “Nochevieja” looks.

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LatinTRENDS & American Hustle is giving you a chance to win 2 tickets to the NYC screening this Wednesday, December 11th at 7:30 PM. Email us at sweepstakes@latintrends.com Subject: AMERICAN HUSTLE

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