Shoe god Christian Louboutin has a major erm, bone to pick with ankles. More specifically, he hates cankles. Like as in he really can’t shut up about how much he detests them. The designer notoriously spoke out about Barbie’s “fat ankles” recently, and now the iconic designer can’t keep quiet, as he’s back on the issue. “The thing that really restricts me is not fabrication; it’s the ankle,” he said. “You can do a design, and it looks good on paper — then when you put it on it makes your legs look fat.” Interestingly enough, Mr. Louboutin himself wears Adidas tennis shoes. [Times UK] Keep reading »
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- The Wall Street Journal worries if there is a cure for cankles—i.e. “fat ankles.” [Wall Street Journal] — But if you don’t have a job on Wall Street, no one has to see your cankles, right?
- A town in Ireland held its first wolf-whistling championship. That’s right, wolf-whistling, a.k.a whistling at hot ladies who pass by. [BBC] — Maybe the “you pig!”-and-face-slapping championship will be next month?
- What to say when someone makes a rape joke. [Mother Jones] — My favorite suggestion? “I knew this guy in college, and he totally got raped during rush and had to go to the doctor! He’s in therapy now! It was hilarious!”
Celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza has helped Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, and Anne Hathaway get hot bodies, and now she wants to help you tone your, um, cankles. The LA-based trainer developed a new workout in collaboration with Gold’s Gym to help “turn cankles back into ankles.” Keep reading »
File this in the “we-make-you-feel-bad-about-yourself-so-you-spend-money” bin: Gold’s Gym has designated July as “Cankle Awareness Month.” (Not kidding. Next thing you know, they’ll be making up brutal poop-brown colored ribbons to stick on lapels to raise awareness! Ugh.) According to their Web site: “The word comes from the combination of ‘calf’ and ‘ankle.’ It occurs when the calf merges with an obese or swollen ankle.” Yeah, we got it. But what we don’t get is why Gold’s is claiming that cankles are the “fastest growing aesthetic affliction in the United States,” beating out the dreaded muffin top and saddle bags. Say wha? Last I checked, teeny, skinny people can get cankles too—it ain’t all about weight. And it ain’t all that huge a deal. This is one fitness ploy that isn’t going to see me buying a membership. [Say No To Cankles] Keep reading »