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A Rock Star’s Daughter Designed a Butt-Centric Clothing Line


Let us introduce you to a delightful new designer: 22-year-old Sophie Tweed-Simmons. Like Stella McCartney, she is rock-star-royalty offspring, the daughter of KISS bassist Gene Simmons and Playboy model Shannon Tweed. But in addition to being a celebrity spawn, she is also a staunch body-size advocate, telling the Daily Mail that as a U.S.-size 8 to 10 growing up in Hollywood, “I struggled trying so hard to fit in growing up. I have never been a ‘skinny’ girl, I’ve always been athletic and curvy and strong. I went through a laundry list of things that got me to this point of [finally] thinking I’m pretty awesome.” In honor of her new capsule collection, Sophie x The Style Club, here are seven reasons why Tweed-Simmons is awesome (other than her probably amazing rock T-shirt collection). 

1. Her clothing line is free of restraint, particularly those of the waist variety.

“All the waistbands are elastic, which I prefer.”

2. It’s designed around precise anatomical measurements.

“Essentially, the collection is based around my butt.”


3. She builds hardy sequined skirts that protect against flashing (are we sure she is a rock star’s daughter?). 

“It is stretchy, so I don’t worry about ripping my seam in a delicate sequined skirt at a party. And it has built-in shorts underneath, so you don’t have to worry about any flashing mishaps.”

4. She named each piece in the collection after a female role model. There’s a Gwen Stefani sweater, a Hillary Clinton turtleneck, a faux-leather Michelle Obama skirt, and a miniskirt named after new Nobel Prize–winner Malala Yousafzai (pictured below.) Also: Nancy Reagan, Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg (are they aerobics leggings?), Arianna Huffington, and Betty Friedan have namesake garments.


5. You may think hope is a thing with feathers, but it is actually a thing with a tasteful midriff. There’s also a crop top named after Emily Dickinson (seen below). High-school literature teachers, rejoice.


6. She participated in a makeup-free, Photoshop-free shoot for Galore magazine called “You Can’t Retouch This.

7. She told the thigh gap to suck it in an op-ed piece for World Lifestyle.

“I defiantly have days where I wish I was a size 2 and that my legs didn’t touch. The days where I HATE absolutely all my clothes. The days I wish dressing rooms would die because I would literally rather break my arm than try on another skirt that won’t ever fit me. I wish I didn’t only eat really healthy foods and I could just eat junk all day.

But usually I just tell everyone to ‘suck it’ because I’m pretty awesome. And you are too.”

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