Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Roland Garros 2014: Style Preview - Nike

After spending the month in the USA our favorite tennis pros are heading back to the clay courts of Europe. 

Here's a peek at what the defending champions may be wearing à Paris at Roland Garros.

Serena Williams




















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Rafael Nadal





















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Tell us what you think about the designs, below!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GlamSpinTennis Giveaway: L'Etoile Sport

GlamSpinTennis is super excited to announce that we will be giving away some glam, luxury merchandise from L'Etoile Sport. 

Enter below to win a L'Etoile Sport Tank Top & Visor - the perfect combo to wear on or off the tennis courts this Spring. 



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One winner will be chosen in April 2014. The winner will be contacted via email and will need to send their mailing address to L'Etoile Sport to receive the prize.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

GlamBiz: L'Etoile Sport

The tennis season is finally back in full swing with the pros migrating to the sunny shores of Miami for the Sony Open.

Thankfully for fans, bloggers, and spectators alike, there is non-stop tennis from now through the US Open in September.

The scent of Spring is finally in the air and the prospect of outdoor tennis is tantalizingly close for us tennis amateurs who have been locked inside since the temperatures began to dip in October. 

For the amateurs wondering what to wear this Spring, GlamSpinTennis had the pleasure of checking out the Park Avenue showroom of L'Etoile Sport to preview the luxury brand's Spring 2014 collection.




L'Etoile Sport is a new-ish competitor in the tennis and golf worlds. The line debuted in 2012 and was created by Yesim Philip, a former professional athlete and a New Yorker by way of Turkey. 

Yesim saw a void in the tennis apparel marketplace and sought create designs that are functional, feminine, and fashion-forward. 

The luxury label uses textured fabrics sourced from Brazil and yarn from Italy to offer wearers elegant tennis sportswear that can be worn on and off the court. 

In L'Etoile Sport's designs, "there is a nod to tennis's background and tradition," said Yesim. 

L'Etoile Sport's aesthetics are inspired by modern looks from Alaïa as well as from vintage, lace-trimmed designs sported by Chris Evert during her heyday. 

Although every style also comes in white, the Spring 2014 season is all about pink, which is on trend with what the pros were wearing in Australia. 

This season, L'Etoile Sport is featuring everything from tank tops, to dresses, shorts and skirts, and even cashmere sweaters. 



One thing to know is that the dresses and skirts in every collection measure between 14 and 16 inches, which is slightly longer than your average tennis skirt. 

Yesim designed the longer skirt intentionally for women so that her customers can comfortably transition between their on-court and off-court activities. 

L'Etoile Sport is currently available online and in select pro shops and luxury boutiques around the world. 


See more behind the scenes photos on Instagram instagram.com/glamspintennis

Friday, January 31, 2014

Australian Open 2014 - Worst Looks

The best dressed men and women have already been crowned.

Naturally, it's time to reflect on the looks and fashions that failed to inspire. Across the board, most of the players looked great at the 2014 Australian Open

However, there were definitely a couple head-scratching looks on display down under. 

These players earned a Fashion Fault in Melbourne:

 1. Novak Djokovic's Shirt



Novak's semi-ying-yang shirt in drab gray and black did not suit up well on the blue Melbourne court. 

2. Milos Raonic's Shirt

The young Canadian's strange orange shirt with patterns looked somewhat Charlie Brown-esque. 

3. Caroline Wozniacki's Dress



Stella McCartney's designs for Adidas tennis have been missing the mark for the past couple tournaments. 

Also note the clumsy racer back design, featured on the back of the dress in the picture below. 



4. Serena Williams' Jacket



Serena showed up on court during the 100+ degree Fahrenheit heat of the first days of the tournament wearing a jacket!  Why bother in such hot temperatures?

5.  Feliciano Lopez's Haircut 



Feliciano's Wilson kit is admittedly nicely designed. However, his unfortunate haircut has propelled him on to this list. It'll grow out soon, right? 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Australian Open 2014: Best Dressed Men

A number of men looked splendid at this year's 2014 Australian Open

Here's a look at the top 5 outfits that the men were rocking. 

1. Roger Federer


Roger Federer made a much-heralded return to form (tennis and fashion) in Melbourne. Here's hoping that his Nike kits and tennis look as good for the rest of the 2014 season. 

2. David Ferrer






















David exhibited some bad behavior down under. However, his grey Lotto shirt, accented with lime green piping and wristbands, was eye-catching against the blue tennis courts. 

3. Sam Querrey 

Sam Querrey looked sporty and fresh in his new Fila duds. 

4. Tommy Haas

Tommy thankfully signed a deal with Ellesse. Hopefully this means no more mismatched kits and black socks

5. Stan Wawrinka 

Who would have predicted Wawrinka would be in the winner's circle at the end of the Australian Open fortnight? He looked fantastic and ecstatic in his red and white Yonex kit. 

Australian Open 2014: Best Dressed Ladies

Li Na was crowned the Australian Open 2014 champion and by fault also makes the best dressed list this year. 

Overall, the top apparel manufacturers have moved away from the yellow and yellow-accented kits which have dominated player looks since the Australian Open switched over to blue courts (from green courts) in 2008. 

Let's take a look at the ladies whose sartorial sensibilities Aced the 2014 Australian Open:

1. Vika Azarenka





















The two-time defending champion was knocked out of the tournament in the Quarter Finals by Aga Radwanska. However, her Nike kit was perfect. The pink contrasted well against Melbourne's ocean of blue courts. In addition, her patterned top prevent a reappearance of the bat signal sweat mark which made her 2013 US Open kit so unfashionable

2. Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber sported Adidas's kit, but managed to look fantastic wearing blue-on-blue-on-blue courts. Angelique wasn't given the marquee Adidas designs worn on glam stars such as Ana Ivanovic and Daniela Hantuchova; nor did she have to rock the peculiar Adidas by Stella McCartney dresses. But she made the list while those girls didn't. Kudos. 

3. Venus Williams

Venus looked lovely during her all too short appearance in Melbourne. This tie-dyed dress from EleVen looked unique and functional. 

4. Alison Riske


The young American signed a deal with Asics during the 2013 off-season. She looked pretty in pink down under. 

5. Li Na 


Champions make the cut by default, right?  Although, this basic Nike kit was a bit boring, everyone loves a winner!  Here's to the 31-year old champion!

Add your picks to the comment section. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Who Wore it Better? Genie, Maria, or Madison

A number of astute tennis fans have come down with Genie-mania

Genie Bouchard is in the QF of the 2014 Australian Open, which is the furthest the 19-year old has ever gone at a major. 

In addition to her talent, Genie's been blessed with good looks and a major title will likely knock her into the marketing superstar stratosphere currently occupied by Maria Sharapova

Genie is rocking the Nike Maria Sharapova collection which also graced Madison Keys, the up-and-coming American teenager, at the tournament. 

Maria also donned the same outfit with a different colored top two weeks ago during her run to the SF round in Sydney. 

As you can see below, Genie is tucking her top while Maria and Madison wore their shirts out. 

Madison and Maria also appear to have on shorter skorts while Genie's is at a more modest length. 

Who wore it better?

Genie Bouchard


Maria Sharapova



Madison Keys