Welcome to The Rear View! Though this blog won’t be entirely devoted to your bottom line, we do believe in making the world a better place…one butt at a time, so we thought it fitting we open with Tom Hanks on how SPANX improves his rear view!
While promoting their new film “Larry Crowne,” Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks laughed their way through an Access Hollywood interview with Billy Bush. When Billy told Tom he looked “beautiful” in the film’s “tightie whities” shot, Tom credited SPANX for Men.
Take a look at the hysterical interview and listen as Tom explains how SPANX for Men made his backside look like a peach.
See the video: Tom Hanks Mentions Spanx
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Ambassador of Sheer Pantyhose.
It’s a fashion statement fit for a queen! (Or a princess, anyway.)
Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and her sister, Pippa Middleton, are keeping the sheerly flawless pantyhose trend in the family. Kate’s fashionable visit to The States was more than just a parade of designer dresses. The Duchess was also spotted sporting sheer pantyhose while accompanying new husband Prince William to numerous events.
And across the pond, Pippa was spotted around Paris strutting her stuff in sheer pantyhose as well.
Looking to give your own legs the royal treatment? SPANX In Power Line Shaping Sheers create an elegant silhouette fit for a princess. And thanks to the shaping magic of SPANX, you get the Pippa rear view, too!
Bend it like Blakely!
With the recent launch of SPANX Active, we thought it was time to get all the downward dog dish on the inspiration behind the perspiration-free (thanks moisture wicking fabrics!) pants and tops—plus behind-the-seams info on Sara’s active lifestyle.
Us: What was the inspiration behind the line?
SB: My own belly in yoga pants! After having a baby, I developed this tummy pooch that I refer to as my bagel belly, and that was the inspiration behind the Bagel Buster liner. With SPANX Active, we wanted to create a collection of comfy, figure-flattering active styles that would inspire women to get active and help them look like they’d been hitting the gym without having to break a sweat. I think an active collection is a natural line extension for Spanx, as women want the shaping benefits of SPANX in more than just their underwear.
Us: Were you an active kid? Did you play any sports growing up?
SB: yes, I played soccer (could use Sara soccer pic) and was on the swim team. I grew up in Clearwater, FL, so I was always riding my bike or on the beach.
Us: So many women hate to go to the gym, what other ways have you found to keep in shape?
SB: Lazer definitely keeps me on my toes more than any personal trainer could. I enjoy jogging in Central Park when we’re in NY, and I’m really into Bikram yoga right now! I also love to dance—I even have a disco ball in my Atlanta basement. It’s a great way to be active and relieve stress.
Us: What is your favorite song to work out to?
SB: Let’s Get Physical by Olivia Newton John – she sang at my wedding!
Us: The collection features bagel-busting bands in all of the pants to keep women looking and feeling toned even when they indulge. What are your favorite guilty food pleasures?
SB: Anything salty – I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. I’m a sucker for a McDonald’s burger and fries every now and again. And, I’m loving POP chips which are actually not too bad for you.
Us: Where are you most looking forward to wearing your Power Pants?
SB: Everywhere! I’m excited that now, whether I’m being active or not, I can put on my SPANX Power Pants and look like I’ve been lunging even I’ve been lunching!
Splashy news for bathing beauties on a budget…
Finally! ASSETS by Sara Blakely has taken the plunge with slimming swimsuits. Dive into one-piece stunners that flatten the tummy or trendy two piece tankinis you can mix and match to suit your body.
Forget the stress of finding the perfect swimsuit: Power Suits make getting ready for a day at the beach as stress-free as, well, a day at the beach!
Everyone’s talking about ASSETS Power Suits…check out these articles from People Style Watch and InStyle!
A bag of SPANX goodies for Cameron Diaz at the front of the celeb wardrobe racks.
SPANX are all over movie sets and red carpets, but did you know we’re not headquartered in Hollywood or in NYC? We’re proud to call Atlanta our homebase.
And lucky for us, Atlanta has become the Tinseltown of the South, with big budget movies being shot here year-round. Most recently, the upcoming film, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” has started production nearby. This means serious celeb sightings (Cameron Diaz! Jennifer Lopez!) and the chance for set visits from the Spanx-ters!
Spanx-ters Charlotte and Alison got a behind-the-scenes look at the wardrobe department (including an astonishingly—and peculiarly—large amount of Snuggies), as well as the film’s local production offices, when they dropped off SPANX goodies to the film’s leading ladies (aside from Diaz and Lopez, the ensemble cast includes Brooklyn Decker, Elizabeth Banks and Anna Kendrick). Sadly, we were not given a personal tour of Chace Crawford or Matthew Morrison’s dressing rooms.
Maybe next time. Afterall, even Hollywood’s hottest hunks need a little SPANX for Men in their lives!
Q and A-List: Did you know Jennifer Lopez is a vocal fan of the SPANX Bra-llelujah, while Cameron Diaz loves the Hide & Sleek Girl Short?