Monica Bellucci and Her Story

January 25, 2013 under Famous
by David, United States 

Monica Bellucci in black pantyhose in a sexy pose with a cleavage“After love, the man sleeps, while the woman reflects”

This is one of several insightful quotations attributed to Italian actress and model Monica Bellucci. Monica was born in 1964 in Citta di Castello, Umbria, right in the center of Italy. While attending the University of Perugia, located in the capital of Umbria, Monica began taking on modeling assignments to help pay for her schooling.

Soon her side job began to accelerate faster than her studies; she left college and moved to Milan in 1988 and signed with her first and current agency Elite model management. Monica started getting attention for her work on both sides of the Atlantic, her images were featured in Dolce & Gabbana, Men’s health, Maxim and French Elle.

Then, with some minor television roles in 1990, her modeling career transitioned into a more successful one in acting. “In 10 years I’ve done so many things. In the beginning I didn’t know if I was still a model, if I was an actress. I knew I wanted to be an actress, but it was so difficult to be believed. Now things are going better and better and the proposals I have are much more interesting than five years ago. It’s like getting older is getting better”, she told one interviewer. Movie credits include L’Appartement, Malena, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Irreversible, Tears of the Sun, The Matrix Reloaded, The Passion of the Christ, The Brothers Grimm, Don’t Look Back, and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

Monica Bellucci in pantyhoseUpon mentioning Monica to an associate, he gasped. After calming my friend down I asked him what was the cause of his strong reaction to my mention of such a beautiful woman. “It is because of Irreversible. I sat in the theater and watched her in a horrible, graphic rape scene that lasted eleven minutes….”  Indeed, “Irreversible” is a film so violent and cruel that most have found it unwatchable. It won the Stockholm International Film Festival award for best picture.” The final scene is presented in the beginning, and is an eleven minute long torturous public park rape scene…

Monica made this comment about the film to another reporter: “I’m not scared by nudity, because for me, nothing is more beautiful than a body. You can have such an amazing emotion from a body. In Irreversible (2002), I treated my body like it was an object and it’s great when you can have this kind of relation with your body, it’s a part of your job, an object you can work with. When you can have this kind of freedom it’s the moment where you can give your best as an actress”.

Monica Bellucci in pantyhose and leopard print shoes Monica Bellucci wearing a large hat and pantyhose

Eastern Europe: Pantyhose As a Sign of Financial Prosperity

January 17, 2013 under Travel

As you can learn from the history of hosiery, it was always regarded as something of higher class because simple peasants in villages could not afford it and only the wealthy would wear it.

In Eastern Europe this still holds true.  Here are some references for your interest from a variety of Eastern-European sources where women equate pantyhose with money.  Pantyhose as a sign of Financial Prosperity!

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Russian Deputy, Nina Ostanina, as a response to accusations of blackmail, makes a statement to show that she has enough money in order not to engage in criminal activities:

“I have enough money to buy myself a skirt and a pair of pantyhose!” – Nina Ostanina, Russian Deputy

Nina Ostanina at a talent show and a nice blond host in pantyhose ГђВќГђВёГђВЅГђ° ОстÐ°Р“ђВЅГђВёГђВЅГђ°, ГђВєГђВѕГђ»Р“ђВіГђВѕГ‘‚ки

Nina Ostanina is a mature lady on the left in a black knee high dress. At this concert the blond host is wearing pantyhose, but Nina isn’t from what it looks. Could it be in fact true that this poor deputy engages in blackmail because she doesn’t have enough money for pantyhose and a skirt?

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Svetlana Hodchenkova, a Russian actress, came to a fashion show in a strange outfit, according to a Ukrainian 7 Day Newspaper.  Despite the cold weather, she was wearing a fur coat and sandals worn on bare legs and the media was quick to issue a mocking headline to address such nonsense.

Is Svetlana Hodchenkova saving money on pantyhose? Newspaper Headline, mocking her bare leg appearance

Svetlana Hodchenkova in white pantyhose

But it looks like she changed her mind when it came to getting attention of the opposite sex.  Smart move, Svetlana!

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Natalya Tolstaya, a Russian psychologist/sexologist/writer, gives as an example of a greedy husband, saying that a woman should not beg her husband for some money to buy pantyhose.  She mentions all sorts of pantyhose scenarios in her videos. If requests are received, I’d be glad to retrieve them for you.

According to Natalya Tolstaya, the ultimate example of having a greedy husband is having to beg him for some money to buy pantyhose. 

Natalya Tolstaya, in the middle, wearing pantyhose and 2 women in hosiery on the sides from her.

Natalya Tolstaya is the lady in the middle. Do you think that this hosiery clad trio has generous enough husbands who give them money for pantyhose?

 

Would you like to imagine what people would think if a woman would come with bare legs to a business meeting?  I hope you read this article with a sense of humour, but keep in mind that in every joke there is a part of truth.

 

*Thank you to my Ukrainian and Russian friends who helped me to put together this article – Pantyhose As a Sign of Financial Prosperity.*

Sources (in foreign language):

Deputy ArticleMocking Bare Legs ArticleNatalia Tolstaya YT Videos

 

 

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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.

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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.

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Anne Hathaway and Her Amazing Career Path

August 4, 2012 under Famous

On these photos she looks so pretty, posing for British Gentleman Quarters in black pantyhose and a corset.

Anne Hathaway is one of my favourite actresses.  I like her because she is cute, naturally slim, and she’s got a lot of spirit.  I can’t quite say exactly what it is, but there is a special spark to her.

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born on November 12, 1982 in Brooklyn, New York.  Her love for the theatre developed in childhood because of her love for art.  She started getting roles to play as a child in 1998 in the theatre.  As a teenager, she went to study at Barrow Group, a prestigious theater company in New York, but only for a brief time.

Her career rise begun when she appeared on the television show Get Real, where she played the role of a Princess.  Through it she gained vast popularity that made her a hit among the movie producers.   Consequently, Anne Hathaway took the lead role in “The Princess Diaries”.  In 2001 the film was released and Anne Hathaway charmed millions of Movie watchers worldwide.

The actress became a vegetarian in 2009 after reading the book "Eating Animals" – by Jonathan Safran Foer.  Anne has two brothers – Michael Senior and Tom Junior. They are also creative people – Michael is a writer, and Tom wants to become an actor.
Anne is very accepting to gay people since her own brother, Michael, is gay.  It even made her reconsider being part of the Catholic faith, since they don’t consent to this kind of diversity.

One of her roles made ​​her a role model for children – Mia Thermopolis in the Disney movie Princess Diaries. She also co-starred with the legendary award winning actress Julie Andrews. The movie was a great success at the box office and with critics.

Christian Bale films Batman in the streets of Los Angeles

In 2004, Anne Hathaway starred in the sequel Princess Diaries 2: How to Become a Queen, which is not as good as the first one though.  Her role in Disney films has given her more fame and hit in the movie industry.  She appeared in Nicholas Nickelby (2002) and received her National Board of Film Critics Award.  Hathaway starred in many movies and here are a few popular ones:

  • Ella Enchanted (2004)
  • Havoc (2005)
  • Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  • The true story of the Red Caps (2005)
  • The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
  • Passengers (2008)
  • Get Smart (2008)
  • Hood vs. Evil (2008)

Since her first appearance on the big screen, Anne Hathaway has been nominated for more than 10 awards.  Hollywood today is filled with many glamorous stars – and Anne Hathaway is definitely one of them.

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Anne Hathaway in sheer nude pantyhose

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Anne Hathaway in black fishnet pantyhose

Anne Hathaway in black stockings   Anne Hathaway in black stockings photo by Marc Hom

 

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Rihanna is showing off her legs in Wolford pantyhose

July 30, 2012 under Famous

Rihanna is one of those music stars who actually appreciates expensive hosiery!  A quick Google search revealed that she wears Wolford quite a lot.  Here is a photo from London, Brit Awards 2012.  This is a Wolford design called “bondage”.

There is also a brave picture of Rihanna in leopard print stay ups by Wolford called “Leo”.  Well, I am sure that only stars like Rihanna can get away with such bald fashion.

On the cover of GQ she is posing in fishnets with a reinforced sole.  Not sure what brand those are, but some kind of hosiery is better than nothing.  I hope she starts a trend!  To my surprise she is only 24 years old, so she still has a lot of time in front of her to rock the world.

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Pantyhose Patent by a Hollywood Star, Julie Newmar – the Original Cat Woman!

July 27, 2012 under Vintage

I was surprised to find on Google (totally by accident) that an actress Julie Newmar (born in 1933, played the original cat woman) came out with a pantyhose patent in the ’70s for shaping the behind, being ultra-sheer, and ultra-snug.

At least by what I found on Google, it looks like that patent was renewed in the year 2000.  So I guess it’s still being produced.

I’d love to meet her some day!  Even though she is in her 80’s now, she seems to be quite active.  It’s possible, I am not joking… I recently met up in Vancouver with Kecia Nyman, a supermodel from the 60’s.  We even went out for some cappuccino and cakes on Granville Island.  Who’d think of that, eh?

 

 

 

Her First Patent:

Patent number: 3914799
Filing date: Sep 25, 1974
Issue date: 1975

 

Update: as it is noted below by David from United States, Julie Newmar got famous through a Broadway musical called `the silk stocking`.  Here is the vintage poster picture I found from that show.