{un}covered Weekly Brief: Best of Intimates, Swim & Active From Around the Web

Dana Donofree mastectomy tattoos

Mastectomy tattoos tell a breast cancer survivor-turned-lingerie designer’s powerful story, Carrie Fisher’s cult-following “Princess Leia” bikini sells for $96,000 at auction, and a hilarious video calls out what we actually do…or rather, don’t do, in activewear.


Can you wear knit knickers in real life? We say YES – and so does VOGUE.

In a move directly opposite that of standard beauty norms, lingerie designer and breast cancer survivor Dana Donofree of AnaOno Intimates opted not to undergo nipple reconstruction or nipple tattoos following her double mastectomy at the age of 28. Now 33, Dana proudly bears 3 empowering tattoos (un)covering the story of her breast cancer journey, which you can see on Mashable

Latina actress Gina Rodriguez (CW’s Jane the Virgin) partners with made-in-Colombia indie lingerie brand Naja in a major way. Refinery29 has the scoop.

How much money do lingerie designers really make? Find out on The Lingerie Addict.

Stella McCartney debuts post-mastectomy bra in honor of her mother, who passed away as a result of breast cancer. Find out more on TODAY.


Princess Leia Bikini

The cult-following “Princess Leia” bikini worn by actress Carrie Fisher in Return of the Jedi has been sold for a mere $96,000 at an online auction. For the record – Fisher disliked the outfit, calling it “what supermodels will eventually wear in the seventh ring of hell.” BBC News has more.

49-year old Cindy Crawford continues to defy age in no-makeup bikini photo posted on Instagram by husband Rande Gerber. See the photos on CNN.

FashionTimes goes Inside the Atelier with designer Brit Barber of BeachCandy – including who’s buying her $4,000 Billionaire Bikini.


Van Vuuren Bros. Activewear Video

This hilarious video from Aussie vlogging sibling act Van Vuuren Bros calls out what we actually do…or rather, don’t do, while wearing activewear. Grocery shopping, anyone? Watch on Refinery29.

Is the rise of “athleisure” threatening to put jeans out of fashion? The Guardian investigates.

An even more expensive version of Lululemon is taking over – and giving the stronghold a run for its money. Business Insider will get you up to speed on the competition.