Guelaguetza Mexican Festival – culture, dancing, and some “dare to eat” delicacies

July 21, 2017 under Travel

By Helene, Mexico. A little detour from pantyhose for the sake of the love of culture and festivals. This event happened on July 15th, meaning last weekend.

Can heavy rain can be an obstacle for a holiday, even the most waited for?

This Saturday we went out to catch the last calenda of Guelaguetza – an amazing procession of representatives from all corners of Oaxaca, a state in the very heart of Mexico.

This was an unforgettable plunge into centuries ago, when people believed that each stone is alive. It’s like having a flash back to the times when indigenous tribes were the masters of their lands, the times of great civilizations which are believed to have vanished.

Though, here, in the heart of Mexico, old traditions are kept even in everyday life, and during Guelaguetza they come alive like hundreds of years ago.

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Wearing gold? Why not, as gold was as common as dirt at the festival.

 

Guelaguetza Mexican Festival 2017 Oaxaca 2 parade VIVA breadkmakers

These are our local bread-makers. We can find their bread in markets and specialized shops.

 

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Are you from far mountains? Welcome here to dance!

 

Rain? You have already forgotten about it, and some mezcal in an improvised chili-glass that dancers are giving to anybody willing to try will make you want to dance as well. Just take off your modern shoes and put on the hand-made sandals that dancers are wearing. Now you are one of them, those indigenous who came to visit their successors. Take a ripe pineapple and dance with the girls from Pineapple valley. Or do you prefer the bright colours of Villa de Zaachillla?

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Dancers representing Villa de Zaachillla region in bright costumes.

But all ends sooner or later. The calenda is over, the dancers went to have rest before tomorrow`s performance – the last day of Guelaguetza.

I returned home and changed out of my soaked clothing and shoes into a slim black dress, a pair of ultra sheer tights, and my favourite high heel sandals. Inspired by all that I saw, I decided to go out for…

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Guess what for?

Have you ever tried grasshoppers? Fried, with chili, this time they were served with pasta and cheese and were not so grasshoppish. And well, that was OK, even very fine. Ok, OK, just for a change…

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Plum jam with chili.

The plums were delicious! I got it in a small plastic bag – just caught it during the procession, as the dancers were throwing in crowd all that they make or grow. Thus I came home with a bag full of home-made bread, a sombrero, and many little things of I-don’t-know-what, like these plums (if those were indeed plums).

I am already looking for the next Guelaguetza, even though this one has finished just today, several hours ago. Moreover, am sure that I will come to visit it wherever in the world I am. Just to plunge once more in childhood where we were watching films about ancient civilizations and dreaming of visiting those times and places. Here, in Oaxaca, it became my reality.

Visiting a spa in Banff and wearing pantyhose

August 22, 2016 under Travel

You probably already saw my posts on Facebook and Twitter, but for those who didn’t, here are some photos of me wearing seamless OMSA Superlativa 20 pantyhose in caramello shade at a spa in Banff, inside of the Banff Springs Fairmont hotel. It was wonderful!

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Five pin bowling is so much fun!

August 15, 2016 under Travel

I shall say that this is the first time in almost a decade that I am going bowling. I’ve been asking many times to go, but then something would come up. Coincidentally I got my hands on a coupon book that offered a deal on bowling and I took off there with my teen cousin who is visiting from abroad.

She spent at least an hour getting ready, so I figured to put on a funky shirt and some cool fishnets (a gift from a fan, thanks Marty!) to share her enthusiasm. She is wearing Maloria tights by Fiore in case you are wondering with tight gym shorts over them.

We were both surprised that this bowling alley only had 5 pin version and smaller balls. Turns out that this is a true Canadian way to bowl. It is a little bit tougher to play than regular 10 pin bowling. We had a lot of fun and it was a new challenge for both of us.

Maloria pantyhose by Fiore

Maloria pantyhose by Fiore and fishnets

Maloria pantyhose by FIore and fishnets

I am back! Newsletter is coming out soon.

June 6, 2016 under News, Photoshoots, Travel

Hey, friends, I am back from my vacation! Do you want to hear how it went? Photos will be out in a newsletter soon. Please don’t miss it. It is coming out on June 18th, 2016 and this newsletter will have more photos than ever before, as well as two videos.

Dead Sea and pantyhose - I am posing in the water.

In this photo I am wearing a pair of ultra sheer pantyhose under my swimsuit.

I had a really good time on my trip and got to visit the Dead Sea again. It wasn’t my first time there, but it is the first time I got to do a photoshoot there wearing pantyhose. I even managed to get into the water and splash my legs.

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What will I write about? Here are some teasers!

  • What brand of pantyhose was it? I wore a brand of pantyhose that I have never tried before for a very specific reason. I’ll explain exactly why.
  • What did it feel like to splash my legs in the Dead Sea? This is not your ordinary kind of water!
  • What was the purpose of my trip to Israel? I will give out some personal information about myself that I otherwise don’t share publicly.
  • … and besides that, lots of good photos of me and a couple of videos!

Please don’t miss it, as I say, this is coming out on June 18th, 2016. If you miss it and want it re-sent, I will ask for $2.

 

 

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.

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

Below is a photo of me wearing skin tone tights with a slight dot pattern all over. I am noticing a completely different selection of hosiery on the market here, lots of brands I’ve never heard of like Cacharel for example.

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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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X Burlesque Show in Las Vegas

August 4, 2014 under Travel

Jessica from Fantasy Stockings in Las Vegas

One of the shows that I really wanted to see in Las Vegas was X-Burlesque. I was really excited about it, so I put on some sexy stockings with a garter belt and a sparkly dress. As I was walking around, people thought I was part of the entertainment crew because of all the glitter.

It was a really nice production and all the dancers had amazing endurance to last through that entire show. There was a lovely scene with sheer stay up stockings when dancers were taking them off each other. Otherwise, they only had fishnet stockings throughout the show.

This show is a topless show, so it was made clear on the ticket and you actually had to initial it that you understand what you are about to see. I would appreciate if there would be more build up or more tease factor leading to the topless part. Somehow in my opinion they took off the tops too soon.

From a professional point of view I think that the dancers could move more uniformly, as they were not synchronized well at some points. If it would be up to me, I’d probably make a requirement for dancers not to have any tattoos. Let’s say, when I am thinking about sexuality, I really don’t want to get distracted by a childish “hello kitty” tattoo that one of the girls had.

Probably the part that I enjoyed the most was the pole dance and the scenes with the bathtub. I liked it overall, I think it’s a fun show to see for couples.

Joshua Tree Park and Pantyhose

August 3, 2014 under Travel

8 den pantyhose outdoors On my road trip in United States one of the destinations to see was Joshua Tree National Park. The heat was just unbearable, so we went there in the evening and to our surprise no other tourists were around.

This was a perfect opportunity to snap some sexy photos in the middle of the desert landscape. Since I was already wearing my 8 den pantyhose, I only had to put on some heels and pose.

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My visit to Shine Fitness in Las Vegas

July 29, 2014 under Travel

Shine Fitness in Las VegasAfter I’ve seen the show Zumanity from Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas in February 2013, I just couldn’t get it out of my head since. One of my favourite artists is Dima Shine. When I learned that he has an alternative gym, I really wanted to see it some day.

Maybe it’s strange for some, but going to a fitness class was the top of my list for Las Vegas. Yes, shows are nice to watch, but at some point I began to wonder what it’s like to be doing those tricks on stage and how these artists train backstage. Some of the performers actually train or teach at Shine Fitness.

Actually, when I was packing for my trip to Las Vegas, I packed my yoga pants just for that. I wanted to be dressed appropriately for my visit, so I took a pair of my best pants by our local Vancouver brand called Public Myth.

Shine Fitness in Las Vegas - Kelly in anti-gravity yoga classFinally, my dream came true! So I registered online and came for a fun anti-gravity yoga class with Kelly. Here’s a photo of her doing one of the yoga positions that she teaches for more advanced classes.

Even though I was nervous and clumsy since it was my first time, she was very patient and reassuring. Now that I calmed down after all the new sensations, especially the upside down ones, I want to do it again.

I’ll be in Las Vegas again on August 6th, so if I am not pressed for time, I really hope to pay another visit. Maybe even I’ll get to see Dima himself, as they say that he comes in sometimes.

I want to express a huge thank you to Dima Shine and his business partner for opening Shine Fitness and to all the friendly staff who made my first visit so comfortable and welcoming.

Shine Fitness – http://shine.liveeditaurora.com/

 

 

Cuban Hotel and Airport Staff in Pantyhose

May 4, 2014 under Travel

On my trip to Cuba I couldn’t help but notice how many maids and waitresses were wearing pantyhose! Of course, not every single one. Somehow in the hotel where I was staying pantyhose became optional and so did customer service in many instances (let’s just say we had a few issues at front desk).

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I took a photo of these two lovely people on the morning of my departure. The maid was holding such beautiful flower arrangement that I just couldn’t resist and asked her for a photo.

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As some of you already know, I went on this trip with my parents. The waitress that served us each dinner was really sweet. We gave her some used clothing and my suitcase that I no longer needed (with all the poverty in that country they really appreciate any kind of used items), and in exchange she brought us some Cuban souvenirs. We really didn’t expect anything in return. She also brought photos of her family to show us.

I also saw the guards at the airport in pantyhose. They even had patterned pantyhose on! That was really nice to look at. I must admit, I was afraid to take photos there though. Who knows what their rules are, I don’t want to find out the hard way.

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cuban airport staff in patterned beige pantyhose in cuba

Do you notice though how short the skirts are for the guards? I saw them even shorter! There was one guard at the airport in black pantyhose who had such a sexy walk, I wish I could film her, but I didn’t want to get in trouble because there was another guard right next to me.

And lastly, the tour guide was wearing pantyhose too! Here is a picture of my own leg sticking out in pantyhose and our guide standing in the background. She had a run in hers though, so I wonder whether she should consider carrying an extra pair around. It was really hot that day, but I don’t want to feel cold from the air conditioning, so I wear some kind of hosiery. I mean, I can always take it off if I get too hot.

cuban tour guide in pantyhose and short skirt