Leanne Italie

For Leanne Italie's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Now in: underarm hair for women

Jun 18, 2015

Now in: underarm hair for women

On social media and red carpets, from New York to China, hairy underarms are having a mainstream moment. Women are proudly showing off their growth on Instagram and YouTube, and it is not just Miley Cyrus anymore. Jemima Kirke of “Girls” flashed her fair-colored ...

Luxury fashion takes on fitness technology

Jan 3, 2015

Luxury fashion takes on fitness technology

Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage. “We actually think the fashion industry should be in ...

Fashion 2014: bold booty or sheer reveal?

Dec 26, 2014

Fashion 2014: bold booty or sheer reveal?

Skin was definitely in, but was 2014 all about the big, bold booty or a sheer reveal up top? On runways, Marc Jacobs sent up-and-comer Kendall Jenner out during February’s New York Fashion Week with nipples clearly visible under a taupe knit top. Christian ...

David Levithan on LGBTQ books for teens

Jun 23, 2014

David Levithan on LGBTQ books for teens

Writer David Levithan last year marked the 10th anniversary of his "Boy Meets Boy," a romantic teen comedy where the homecoming queen was once a guy and the gay-straight alliance was aimed at helping the straight kids learn how to dance. Since then, there's ...