Knee socks worn over Pantyhose – Opinions?

I saw this photo online, not sure what year it is from… it’s a Russian young designer competition. The model here is clearly wearing sheer black pantyhose with black knee high socks over it. First of all, it’s already progress to see pantyhose on the runway, so let’s give them some credit.

What do you think though about these knee high socks over pantyhose, is it too much? To me somehow there is not enough contrast. Whenever something is layered like this, I always want to see different colours playing together.

knee high socks over pantyhose

Let me know your opinions! I am curious to hear what you say about this.

Pantyhose mentions in the “Orange is the New Black” TV Series

orange is the new black series tv pantyhoseI realize this is kind of outdated… but still on Netflix!

I’ve been watching a few episodes of the “Orange is the New Black” TV series on Netflix and there are many references to pantyhose, even though barely any is seen. There is a Russian matriarch nicknamed “Red” smuggling pantyhose in.

At some point “Red” even says after she loses her access to smuggling – ‘My friendship used to come with perks. Now I’m just an angry old Russian lady. Without the free pantyhose and eyeliner I’m not such a draw.’

I’m wondering, what would pantyhose be used for there? They have uniforms and they can’t wear something else besides that. My only reasonable guess is that with all the lesbian lovers in prison perhaps pantyhose is one of their accessories for romantic games. I see that on some online forums some people have dirtier minds and guess at it being used as a sieve for substances.

There is an interview online from Allure website with one of the actresses, Natasha Lyonne, from the show. She says that she is hooked on Wolford tights and wears them all the time! But that’s of course in her real life, not in the movie.

Perhaps it may seem as if the movie is supposed to happen some time in the 1990s when pantyhose were a big deal, but actually no, it’s very modern. There a constant references to new books like the 4 Hour Work Week (came out in 2007), for example. So hey, there is still something hot about pantyhose!

Do you believe in manifestation? (Mosquito in my Cloudberry Ikea Jam)

cloudberry jam in ikea with a mosquito in itDo you believe it that if you think of something negative happening to you, it will? I had a real manifestation experience in Ikea a few years ago when I went to buy a cloudberry jam.

In my life I got to see exactly one cloud berry, a single little berry in the middle of a northern forest. You can imagine, I was excited about the jam.

As I walked up to the cash register, I asked the lady there if this jam contains any mosquitoes. She looked at me as if I am out of my mind and told me that there are no mosquitoes.

Guess what, half way through the yummy jar, there it was – a big fat mosquito!

I took the jar back to Ikea and to the return area and told the lady that I specifically asked if there were mosquitoes and I’ve been told that there are none there.

To my surprise the customer service woman was completely not interested why there is a mosquito in the jar, but she was very much keep on how I knew in advance to ask about mosquitoes specifically.

Well, I got my $5 back. I don’t ask them about mosquitoes anymore and I continue buying that cloudberry jam, but so far they don’t have any unusual ingredients to them.

So my readers, please tell me, have I manifested a mosquito?


Men in Pantyhose (Secretely!) – Controversial Personal Growth Training

I was watching something on Youtube about a controversial personal growth training that gave people assignments to get out of their comfort zone, I imagine. Relatives of those who attended are really upset, saying that this is just absurd.

One of such challenges would be to make men wear pantyhose under their pants. Another one was to gather up some courage and show their bare bottom to the whole audience of other fellows who came there to expand their horizons.

I would like to know your thoughts on that. Such workshops tell their clients that they will become more successful in business as a result. Do you think this is a waste of money or there is some truth to it?

A story of how this TV host busted a pretense healer


Someone forwarded me a link to this show about uncovering scams and swindles. On one hand I want to share this just because I think it is important to be aware that such things exist, but on another hand the host there wears such nice burgundy pantyhose. In general, almost in every one of her episodes she has some kind of tights on.

In this case there is a so called alternative healer who charges a lot of money for his sessions and at the same time sexually harasses his younger female visitors while at it. A woman who reported this pervert said that he gave her tea to drink during the visit and it made her almost pass out, so she couldn’t resist or even comprehend what’s going on.

kristina-elena-lebed-2-wearing-burgundy-pantyhoseLet me make it clear, this scam artist shouldn’t even be called a healer, prior to that they send an undercover patient with a real medical problem and the guy only took her money, telling her that she is actually fine.

This TV show host, Elena Kristina Lebed went to investigate it undercover and ended up with her skirt on her head by the end. Before she went in for a visit, she drank a neutralizing suspension that is meant to cancel out of the effects of most substances that she could be drugged with.
kristina-elena-lebed-3-wearing-burgundy-pantyhoseKristina came in saying that she hasn’t been feeling well and the healer right away told her that she has some horrible health issues that need some work. He said that the problem is in her genital chakra and asked how often she engages in sexual intercourse and even in what positions.

He said that there is an energy block and he needs to open the chakra. However, Kristina is too tense and it is hard to break through her aura, so he gave her some tea. Then some more tea again after he touched her knee. Kristina knew what the tea was for, even though the suspension she drank helped her not to get drowsy, but she pretended as if she is passing out on the couch.

kristina-elena-lebed-1-wearing-burgundy-pantyhoseThis scam artist reached for the top of her pantyhose and at that point she screamed out and the film crew broke in, pulling him off her with his pants still down. When questioned about what he is doing like this, he said that this is an alternative form of treatment. Finally, Kristina asked him what it was that he was planning to treat inside of her pantyhose and he got all quiet. One more pervert was out of practice.

Let me know your thoughts. Would you want to hear more stories from this show?

A sad story behind a woman who doesn’t like pantyhose

Today I was taking to my neighbour about pantyhose. She told me that she really doesn’t like it before, but she didn’t really explain, just said that it constricts her in the hips.

This time she actually opened up to me and told me that when she was a young girl, her step mother would punish her in a very bizarre way. She would make her wear dresses and pantyhose to school as a form of punishment.

Can you imagine, with such a negative association it is no wonder that this woman doesn’t want to dress up. She said that if her work would allow, she’d wear jeans every day.

Note added at the end of 2016: I didn’t expect that, but guess what, she called me up and said that she needs some tan sheer pantyhose! I was surprised and reminded her what she told me earlier. She said that she is not into it, but she will have to wear it to Christmas parties. At least this lady has some class and doesn’t turn up to a holiday party in jeans or with bare legs. Wonderful! I gave her a pair of Forte by Fiore and I really hope she will like it.

Personality and Patterns

I was reading a little bit of psychology articles on what your possessions say about you. Here are some fun stuff about patterns. Which one would you pick?

Tights with Bold Stripes

PROMISE_20 den_pattered_tights_Fiore Promise by Fiore tights

Big, bold stripes could mean you’re confident and not afraid of what people think. Could that be you?

Tights with Polka Dots

DOTTY 60 den tights with polka dots by Fiore with suspender strap pattern

Polka dots communicate your fun side. This is perfect to show off your playfulness!

Animal Print Tights

ANTERA 20 den belt stockings by Fiore with leopard print top

Animal prints say you’re creative. I wonder if the reverse of this works, if wearing animal print would actually spur your creativity. Do you want to find out?

Geometric Print Tights

MARGOT 20 den geometric print tights with turquoise pattern

Geometric prints usually mean you have a need for order and might be type A. I can probably relate to this personality type the most myself.

In general, I think that depending on your mood, any one of these styles could work, more or less. Every day has its new flavour and energy.

Pantyhose and a Surprise Manifestation

pantyhose-display-at-lake-hevizA 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.

Here is the full segment for those of you who want to know more:

This was very important. Perhaps a story would help illustrate this point. One year we were opening three new stores in Huntsville, Alabama, all at about the same time. One was north of town, one south of town, and one at the center of town. We usually didn’t open multiple stores in the same location at the same time, but this came about through acquisitions that took place at the same time we had planned to open our own new store.

In any case, whenever we went to a city, in addition to visiting our own stores, we would visit competitors to see what they were up to. On this particular occasion in Huntsville, we went to a competitor store. When we got to the door, Sam went one way, and I went another. After 45 minutes or so we met back at the car and he asked me what I had seen. I told him I had seen a store in total disarray. It was dirty. The clerks were obviously unhappy. There were boxes in the aisles, and shelves that were empty. This store was no competition at all.

Then I realized I should ask him what he had seen. It was almost like he was waiting for me to ask. His first reply was, “Did you see the rack they used to display their pantyhose?” I told him I must have missed that, so he went on, “It is better than anything we use in our stores. I pulled it out and looked at it carefully. Here is the manufacturer. We need to get these for our stores.”

When I asked him if he had any other observations, he went on to describe several other things he had seen that would bring value to our stores. He was always looking for better ways to do things, and could see beyond the mess I saw to find these things. I learned an important lesson that day about leadership and culture. The criticism is too easy, but learning from others takes effort. That is the way he was, and that is part of the culture we tried to sustain at Wal-Mart.


I’d like to personally add that proper display for hosiery is always a challenge and a nuisance. I can totally relate to the excitement of finally finding a good rack. This is one of the reasons why some stores don’t want to carry this product because of the unique display requirements and the fact that it doesn’t cost very much to justify the space it takes up.

For example, Fiore brand offers some display products to their customers. However, I got a quote on shipping and it would be $3000 to bring it to Canada because of its size! Crazy, right?