Happy Tights for a Fun Day!

July 6, 2016 under Art, Fiore

What a fun pair of tights to wear! I am trying to see how it looks with a whole bunch of different colours. When I look at it, I want to smile. It cheers me up. It’s hard to say if I’d wear it outdoors on days except for Halloween, but indoors it is certainly a mood booster.

Clothing certainty has an impact on how we feel about ourselves and our mood. I have a relative coming in a few days, she is tall and slender just like me. I hope that both of us can wear these tights in different shades and pose for some photos.

In case you are wondering, this style is Keisha by Fiore. The photo in orange was taken on my vacation to Halifax and the turquoise photo is just from a few days ago.

Keisha by Fiore tights in orange - striped pantyhose

I actually did wear the orange pair outside at the airport and I had a guy come up to me and say “these are cool looking tights, but from a distance I thought it was sunburn and wondered how you managed to tan in stripes”.

Keisha pantyhose by Fiore in blue on my legs 1

There is also a yellow shade, but I haven’t tried that one yet. I did put aside a pair though with intentions to wear it for some cool photos and another mood booster.

keisha striped tights Fiore

Keisha tights – click here to buy it.

 

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

comments: 0 »

Is Pole Dancing a Sport?

February 21, 2014 under Art

pole dancer and stockingsby Andrada, Romania 

Located in the London suburbs, the International Pole Sports Federation is trying to disembarrass "pole sports" from its association with strip clubs and find a way to include it in the Olympics. This is not surprising to happen because a similar attempt was made in 2012 but it has not been successful.

What makes pole dancing currently so controversial is its unavoidable dimly lit undertones, in spite of the fact that they banned pole dancing staples such as removing pieces of clothing. Other steps taken towards being taken seriously as a sport include giving technical code names for moves and specifying strict scoring rules based on their difficulty. Although some dancers may argue that regimentation has gone to the point of taking the fun out of it, people are still reluctant to the idea of it becoming an Olympic sport.

jan_irvine_pole_dancerIts origins, however, are not what you might expect. Swinging around vertical poles and ropes has been around since the 12th century when Mallakhamb was introduced in India as an exercise for male wrestlers. Surely enough pole dancing is still regarded as a form of exercise, as it requires strength, flexibility and endurance.  In addition to improving physical fitness, pole dancing is also used by women to build up confidence.

Undoubtedly, pole dancing is becoming more and more popular. With appearances in films such as Desperate Housewives and The View, increasingly more celebrities (Jessica Alba, Demi Moore, Britney Spears, to name a few) practice it on a daily basis. Pole dancing, after all, is no longer a show for men as it is a way for women to achieve something for themselves. Only time will tell if it’ll succeed becoming an Olympic game.

 

 

 

comments: 2 » tags: , , , , ,

Happy Easter – Gucci Collection Inspired by Ukrainian Pysanka Art

March 21, 2013 under Art

pysanka gucci fall 2008 4

To all my friends who celebrate Easter, you may find it entertaining that in 2008 Gucci decided to run a series of pysanka-inspired designs.  Pysanka is the art of Ukrainian Easter egg decoration.  It’s quite a procedure!

With some precision wax application and alternating colouring solutions one can achieve incredibly detailed designs.  One time, a very long time ago, when I was a teen, I had the experience of making such a decorative egg at an ethnic event.

By the way, for those of you who are interested in recycling pantyhose, it is used to dye Easter eggs.  Pantyhose fabric plays the role of a casing that presses leaves or designs against the egg and thus leaving that shape uncoloured.

I am asking Julia from Ukraine to do a hosiery-inspired pysanka design for this blog.  Will she do it?  Your encouragement is greatly appreciated in both verbal and financial form.

pysanka gucci fall 2008 3

Second Chance for Women’s Pantyhose

March 17, 2013 under Art

By Julia, our Ukrainian Connection

pantyhose art arrangement - hand crafted

womens pantyhose reused

Since the 60’s, women cannot imagine their life without pantyhose because of all the benefits that this invention presents.  In general, hosiery used to be darned to a point that one would do anything possible to preserve it and prolong its life.  It would never get thrown away!

 

These days, as the standard of living improved and quite often old ripped pantyhose are thrown away.  But what a waste!  For some appearance of a run is just the beginning.  There is a way to give used pantyhose another chance life and it is something that doesn’t even cross people’s mind.

 

The uses are so diverse!  There are many options what to do with ripped pantyhose – dusting cloth, dish cloth, storage casing for onions and garlic and for Christmas tree decorations.  But the most interesting idea is to make crafts!  Creativity is unlimited when it comes to using this gentle, light, and romantic fabric to decorate your home.

 

flower pantyhose on a curtain - decorationWhat an entertaining and wonderful idea it is to create flower compositions from nylon!  From sheer fabric one can make delicate flowers, which can be even used as hair clips, brooches, wedding decorations, and lamps.

 

 

 

flower arrangement from pantyhose

women’s pantyhose can be recycled

Her flower compositions are amazing!  Literally, from an ugly duckling Inna creates a beautiful swan.  Sheer fabric, tape, and glue transform in the hands of the craftswoman and acquire a new life in a form of pretty flowers.  This gives used pantyhose a second chance to life and help to reduce landfill waste.

 

In Ukraine this method is new and only a few people work with it. Inna Kostenko hopes to develop her skills to a higher level and eventually start to teach classes on pantyhose art.

                       

*Friends, please visit the SHOP section to browse some stockings and pantyhose. You would support this blog by doing so.*

Zumanity Show by Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas Highlights – Dima Shine, Anna O’Keefe, and Julia Kolosova

February 17, 2013 under Art
Vegas Anna O'Keefe

Anna O’Keefe is wearing opaque pantyhose over her dance leggings

This February I got a chance to visit Las Vegas and see some of amazing shows.  My favourite, as you may guess, was Zumanity – the first Cirque Du Soleil adult-oriented show, full of lingerie and flirting.

My favourite was an amazing performance by Dima Shine (or Dima Bulkin) with his hand-balancing act.  He is now my hero!  For the act itself he was only wearing artistically cut briefs,showing off his toned body.  However, he greeted the audience at the beginning of the show in the lobby, sitting in riser in a pantyhose-like bodysuit worn underneath his underwear.

Anna O’Keefe had the slimmest body out of all the girls and she had a very beautiful act with a short boy who is a big celebrity because of his flying in the air act that he does hanging by the silks.  The photo that you see was taken in the lobby where she was greeting the guests in a beautiful outfit while wearing opaque nude pantyhose to cover her dance leggings worn underneath.

Dima Shine from Cirque Du Soleil

Dima Shine in his awesome hand-balancing act

The main attraction seemed to be the school girl act with the hoops, performed by Julia Kolosova, while wearing a school outfit and footless white stockings.  She is the one on the cover of Zumanity, right in the center of the poster.  Her act was totally unbelievable, considering that she was spinning at least 10 of those hoops while posing in the air.  She deserves a medal!

Zumanity probably represented every main fetish and sexual orientation out there.  Starting with the hostess – a very skillful crossdresser who had a very sharp sense of humour.

Julia Kolosova with the hoops performance from Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas

Julia Kolosova in white stockings

You might wonder how I know all the names of the performers.  Well, right after the show I ran to grab the book from the gift store to look up all the names of my superstars.  I just couldn’t resist writing about them.  They deserve to be praised for their hard work.  It’s a fun evening for us, but they devote their lives to create it.

Digital Art by J. Aton: Even Wonder Woman Needs Run-Resistant Pantyhose

January 3, 2013 under Art

Even Wonder Woman has trouble finding run-resistant brands!  This painting of a Wonder Woman and her hosiery problems is by J. Aton.

You can see more work by Aton here: http://atondigitalart.blogspot.com/

Screensaver: Anne Hathaway in Stockings and Garter Belt

December 24, 2012 under Art

Feel free to use this screensaver of Anne Hathaway digital drawing in stockings and garter belt.  It is supposed to be from the theme of Alice in Wonderland.

Click on the image below to download full resolution file.

I remember though that in the movie of Alice in Wonderland she gets reprimanded for not wearing stockings to the gathering at which she walks off and finds the rabbit hole.

*Friends, please keep in mind that it is mainly your contributions that keep this blog running.*

comments: 0 » tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Art by Ekaterina Yastrebova

December 8, 2012 under Art

I would like to introduce you to 2 of my favourite works by Ekaterina Yastrebova, a very unique and modern Russian artist.  I got to ask her some questions about these drawings.  You can visit her official site here.

http://eng.yastrebova.com/

http://yastrebova.com/

What inspired these paintings?

– Every day life.  Those were real life situations that created this artistic image.

I would like to know why the woman in the painting is putting on pantyhose and not stockings, since from my experience most artists prefer stockings. 

– Stockings are indeed more popular among artist (especially males), but I relate more to pantyhose.  What I wear is what I draw.

 

ЕкÐ°Р“‘‚ÐµР“‘€Ð¸Ð½Ð° ЯстрÐµР“С’±Р“ђВѕГђВІГђ° - Гђ¶Р“С’µР“ђВЅГ‘‰Ð¸Ð½Ð° штопÐ°Р“С’µР“‘‚ ГђВєГђВѕГђ»Р“ђВіГђВѕГ‘‚ки ГђВё ГђВѕГђВґГђµР“ђВІГђ°Р“С’µР“‘‚ их.

Painting available for Sale.

This painting is already sold to Germany.

If you would like to learn more about the artist and view her work, please visit her official website.  http://yastrebova.com/

*Dear friends, please keep in mind that it is only with your support that this blog exists.  Please notice the sponsor ads and the shop section.*

comments: 1 » tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

“The Muse” painting by Stanislav Plutenko

December 2, 2012 under Art

СтÐ°Р“ђВЅГђВёГ‘ВЃГђ»Р“С’°Р“С’Р’Р† ГђЕёГђ»Р“‘ƒÑ‚ÐµР“ђВЅГђВєГђВѕ - ГђЕ“Г‘Ж’Гђ·Р“С’° - ГђВґГђµР“ђВІГ‘Ж’Г‘Л†ГђВєГђВё ГђВІ чуÐ»Р“ђВєГђ°Р“‘… Ñ‚Ð°Р“ђВЅГ‘†ÑƒÑŽÑ‚ с Г‘Л†ГђµР“‘Ñ‚ом

This painting is called “The Muse” and it is by the Russian artist, Stanislav Plutenko.  Girls in stockings is the main focus, but if you look at the background, you can see in what detail he painted the men watching – each one of them has his own character, his own story.

http://www.plutenko.ru/