Off to Israel – Vacation Notice

May 17, 2016 under Travel

Dear friends, I am going to be on vacation in Israel for 2 weeks.

This means that all orders will shipped no earlier than June 4th.

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Do you want to see more photos from my trip? I am going to send out a newsletter soon!

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Looking at my friend’s bookshelf

May 17, 2016 under Poetry

As you guys know, I spent a week in Vancouver.

Part of my stay was in my friend’s apartment, part in the hotel. It’s quite amazing what you can learn about your friends when you stay with them for a few days. I spotted a bunch of erotic art books (certainly I had a peak and every second picture has stockings in it), for example. Never knew she is into that!

Here are some quotes that revolve around stockings and feet that I found from that book that I thought to share with you. I wish I could share some pictures, but I must say some of them kind of shocked me by being so explicit for those times. Many of those artists actually remained anonymous.

 

“I couldn’t help it. I can resist everything except temptation.”

From Lady Windermere’s Fan, Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900)

 

“… continual excitement of trousers and petticoats, the crisp sound of stockings caressed…”

From a poem, Lone Gentleman, by the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda

 

“How beautiful are thy feet in sandals, O prince’s daughter!”

By King Solomon, Song of Songs

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My trip to Vancouver

May 5, 2016 under Travel

It’s been over a year since I moved away to Calgary and finally an opportunity turned up to go for a week to Vancouver, back to where I spent several years of my life. I am loving every moment by the ocean.

I got back, saw my familiar surroundings, and had a few teary moments. Oh, I miss it, I can’t even explain how much. Hopefully it will work out for me to move back within a couple of years. I even already checked some real estate listings.

Shopping in Vancouver:

I was trying on these purple shoes by Prada. What do you think?

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Eating Out in Vancouver: 

Vancouver has the best sushi! I also got to visit my friend and she prepared home-made fish for me. It was delicious.

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Seeing my friends

I visited some good friends. One of them cooked home-made Asian fish for me. She always does that when I come over. Wonderful stay!

my friend cooked fish for me

 

 

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Wearing Caladia tights by Fiore

April 5, 2016 under News
Caladia tights by Fiore

Caladia tights by Fiore

A few days ago I decided to dress up a little, even though I am staying at home and doing mostly house chores. I put on a pair of shorts and a pair of Caladia tights in black. Simple, comfortable, and that lurex shine adds some glamour to my look.

It’s hard to tell sometimes what these tights would be like without trying them. I say that not because the description is not accurate, but because we all may feel different about how something looks on us rather than on a picture. I think that the beauty of geometric pattern rather than floral is that it is much easier to dress down or dress up.

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No More North American Hosiery Association

March 18, 2016 under News

This association has been around for over 100 years, but recently it fell apart as there were not enough members, bad economy, and changes in the hosiery industry. Pretty much it sounds like there are not too many hosiery-specific businesses out there.

This was quite a surprise for me. At some point I actually wanted to join this organization, but their membership was $1000 or so. I even considered to partner up with someone to split the cost.

To replace this association there is now the Legwear Committee at the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA). They have a technology center that looks into industry claims like moisture management, flammability, and medical claims on circulation.

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A gift for International Women’s Day

March 12, 2016 under News

Just recently there was a big holiday for me – 8th of March. You probably don’t even know what it is, so I’ll tell you, it’s the International Women’s Day. Some countries celebrate, some don’t. But I celebrate it to the fullest, embracing equality and femininity. This year I got a few presents even, from my parents, grandfather, my guy (yes, those roses are still looking awesome), and even one of my fans.

Isn’t it lovely to get a box full of presents from a fan, someone you only know through the love of pantyhose? So I opened this box of surprises on 8th of March and took a few pictures of me even modeling several items. Naturally, there a huge stash of pantyhose for me to try on, not to mention lots of jewellery and two dresses.

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Burberry tights on the runway – sloppy styling or crooked on purpose?

February 28, 2016 under News

Burberry’s creative director, Christopher Bailey, thinks that plain pantyhose are boring and bare legs in winter – just stupid. In this fashion show his models wear rhombus (or snake) print tights.

But is this on purpose that patterns are all crooked? Or, even better, one leg crooked and one leg straight? At first I thought he was trying to go for the candy cane effect, but I now think that someone was just simply in a big rush getting dressed. I’d love to hear your opinions.

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Pantyhose on a Runway

February 27, 2016 under Runway
Giamba on the runway in fishnet tights

Style by Giamba

These are some hot designers from this winter. They found a way to add more charm to their outfits with proper hosiery. Agree?

sheer black pantyhose on the podium, fashion show

Style by Rodarte

thom browne pantyhose on runway

Style by Thom Browne

polka dot sheer tights on the catwalk

Style by Diane von Furstenberg

Scratch and snag test on pantyhose

February 27, 2016 under Brands

I was reading an article about several brands of thick pantyhose going through the scratch test. Yes, there was a cat scratching on top of the woman. Here’s an example of a cat on top of Wolford tights, 70 den. All candidates were opaque styles, suitable for winter.

scratch test, snag test, thick opaque tights 70 den WolfordOMSA and Falke, both from totally different price categories, suffered the same. Runs and lots of fur stuck to them.

Uniqlo, Calzedonia, and Wolford did better. But still there were some snags, even though no holes. Cat hair clung just as well as on the previous ones.

The best sample from this run turned out to be from surprisingly a Chinese-made brand, JNBY. There were no holes and no snags, and minimum cat hair.

Pantyhose and a Surprise Manifestation

February 17, 2016 under News, Weird

A few days ago I went to a book store with my grandfather to browse. I had a few minutes, so I grabbed the first book I saw from the business section and I stopped at one of the random pages that I was looking over. To my surprise, they had a story there about pantyhose! What are the chances of this?

The story was about the founder of Walmart (Mr. Walton) going to Alabama to check out their competition. He went with another person. While the other guy felt that one of the competitor stores was a complete disaster, Walton was full of excitement. He spotted a pantyhose rack and looked at the back of it to find the contact info for the manufacturer.

The moral of the story was that where one sees nothing, other people see lots of opportunities.

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