Wearing Opaque Tights in the Summer

July 1, 2016 under Fiore

Just about every day I see people wearing leggings in the summer. So if they wear leggings, why not wear tights? Perhaps I wouldn’t go outside like that in the sun, but later on in the evening when it’s not as cold I would.

Photos below are of me wearing Davina tights by Fiore. I just have a few left and they are on sale.

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Davina is a cool 3D textured style with a zigzag pattern on the sides and dotty texture towards the middle. It has a slight gloss to it and the pattern goes all the way up to the waistline. Black is always easy to match to any outfits. The toe is reinforced for extra durability.

You’ll see that on the cover photo it is shown in blue. For whatever outrageous reason, Fiore never produced it in that shade. It was available in black only.

Wearing Lizbeth by Fiore pantyhose

September 13, 2014 under News

Fall is here and now more and more women begin to wear closed toe shoes with pantyhose. I am enjoying the opportunity to change my summer 8 den for more standard 20 den.

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If you wear Medium, you may want to check out the sale on Lizbeth pantyhose. Pretty much now it’s only Medium and Small left in stock.

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Jourdan Dunn and her Avant Garde Photos

March 5, 2014 under Photoshoots

Jourdan Dunn is a British fashion modelI’ve been recently looking at the photos of Jourdan Dunn, a British model of colour. Somehow these darker women are such a minority on the runway that every time I see one, I get really excited.  Even she herself admitted that she was cancelled from Dior runway because she wasn’t the right colour.

Jourdan Dunn in stockingsPeople would say that she is a good model material because her look is so versatile, just by changing long black wavy hair to other black short hairstyles her look is dramatically changed. She may look sweet and spontaneous, or completely stern, or like an exotic ball of fire from a mythology book.

I guess in some ways I feel that models like her have a bit of a hair advantage since it is common for ladies of colour to change wigs and thus create all sorts of celebrity hairstyles. White girls keep their hair natural most of the time, so there is a limit to how you can change it up.

jourdan Dunn leggingsThere was a point in my life when I wanted to get a real short boyish haircut, but somehow figured it was too permanent to do.  Short hairstyles for women are considered sexy and modern, but when you cut it, you can’t go back. Another thing that persuaded me to keep some length was when I heard that short hair is a real mess when you are on the beach.

Jourdan Dunn has a nice slim body, naturally – that’s the way she was since she was a teenager, kind of skinny and awkward at the time.  It doesn’t mean she doesn’t like to eat, she even hosts her own cooking show called “Well Dunn”.

Stockings, pantyhose, leggings, and other hosiery seems to be part of Jourdan Dunn fantasy photoshoots.  Especially the fishnets layered with stockings caught my attention since it is quite a rare combination to begin with.  This probably caught my attention more and thus landed this article on this blog.

Daiva Stay Up Stockings by Fiore

December 27, 2013 under News

These are Daiva stay up stockings by Fiore.  I am modeling them in the swimming pool area in my building.  That was such a fun photoshoot!  I love to combine sparkly outfits, hosiery, and high heels.

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Is Dim brand actually Elbeo?

December 20, 2013 under Brands

I kept on wondering why I can’t find Elbeo in Canada, so I asked them.  Their answer surprised me!  They say that they distribute in Canada already, but under the name of Dim.

Just a few days ago one of my fans sent me some Dim hosiery as a present.  Before I tried their stay up stockings that I bought on sale in Toronto and I quite liked them.  But this was my first time trying Dim pantyhose.

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These were 14 den, black, sheer to waist.  I put them on gently using cotton hosiery gloves and wore this outfit to see a friend of mine – blue boots, pantyhose, and a white dress.

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My Holiday Shopping Frenzie Has Begun

December 10, 2013 under News

Just a few hours ago I returned from United States.  Maybe it sounds far, but it’s only about 45 minutes away from Vancouver.  Partially the purpose of my trip was to send some packages that were ordered over the weekend sale though this blog, and partially to have a look at some nice outfits that I could wear for New Year’s and Christmas holidays.

pink dress and black stockingsShopping for that perfect party dress is just overwhelming in my opinion. There are thousands of brands and models to choose from and so many different stores full of noisy shoppers.  I was so confused that I just left empty-handed, declaring only $60 worth of chocolates at the border crossing, thus totally surprising the guard who somehow expected a woman like me to buy much more than that.

Sometimes I even think that instead of going from one store to another, I could buy a dress online in the comfort of my home to save time and money travelling back and forth. These days online fashion stores offer a huge selection of summer dresses, black evening dresses, prom dresses, casual dresses, sparkling dresses, and there is really no end to it.

I think that most people who are afraid of shopping online do so because they are not sure about their dress size.  One of my good friends even once bought me a beautiful sequin dress that you see here on the photo from an online store.  They had a detailed size chart with body measurements that made it easy for me to choose.

I think that the key to choosing the right dress is knowing your body type and what looks good with it.  In addition to that I choose my hosiery as carefully as I choose my dress.  Perfect nylon shade and proper shoes can add class and elegance to a simple style.

Here are some tips from stylists on choosing a nice dress that I found:

  • If you’re attending a formal event, stick with a more conventional cut.
  • For a night out or a birthday party, choose a cocktail dress.
  • Highlight your small waist with a thin belt.
  • Women with curves should avoid pleats and gathers. A knee-length dress will outline their figure and make them look slimmer.
  • Petite ladies can highlight their small frame with slim fitting dress.
  • Athletic women will look amazing in tight dresses with fun prints.
  • If you have dark skin, look for party dresses in light colors such as yellow, green, white, and pink.
  • Those with medium skin may wear gray, brown, or black.
  • Red and green will look wonderful on dark-haired ladies with pale skin.
  • The right accessories can set apart even the simplest dress.  

OK, so with my head spinning from all different styles, and especially after I looked at the photo of me in that sequin pink dress, I am determined that if I fail to find a new outfit,  at least have a perfect option already present in my closet.

Lithuania: employee gets fired for tying black pantyhose on a flag

August 5, 2013 under News

CORRECTION: Thank you to readers of this blog who pointed out a mistake that before the country was wrongfully stated as Latvia and the date of the mourning day was wrongfully written as well.  Correct country – Lithuania.  Correct date – June 14th.  It is something that is remembered in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. 

pantyhose over latvian flagA flag is a symbol of a country and if mistreated, it maybe taken as an offence.  Usually it happens because people don’t know any better.

Let’s say that there are cases of ships entering a foreign port with the flag upside down.  Or an embarrassing case of outsourcing gone wrong, such as a batch of Israeli flags that were made in China arrived with the Star of David shifted by a 30 degree rotation, which for whatever reason was not rejected and filled the air on the 2008 Independence Day in Tel-Aviv.

Alright, we can perhaps assign such cases to a staff member who didn’t check the drawing or a young sailor who has has no idea which colour of the French striped flag should face the top.  We all make such mistakes.

But what would you say about a man who purposely ties a pair of black pantyhose over the Lithuanian flag instead of a black ribbon?  It is a common custom in the Baltic countries to tie a ribbon on the flag on the days of mourning.

So in this case on June 14, 2013 – Anniversary of Deportation (mourning in memory of victims of communist genocide), a worker of a store called Maxima tied a pair of black pantyhose over their flag.

Let’s just say that not only the worker got fired for such a deed, for which no explanation was released, the owners of the store are hoping to pursue this matter in court as a criminal offence.

Even though I believe that any flag should be treated with respect, I should point out that such a deed made it to a newspaper, thus informing the whole world about this Lithuanian day of mourning.  I would probably have no idea about such tragedy suffered in the Baltic countries in 1941 if I wouldn’t stumble upon that note online.

For sure the worker didn’t raise the flag properly, but he (or she) for sure raised some awareness as a result.

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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”.

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Congratulations to Anne Hathaway!

January 14, 2013 under News

Anne Hathaway in her dress Golden Globes Award for Les MiserablesAnne Hathaway got an Award at Golden Globes for Best Supporting Actress, Les Miserables

Anne Hathaway won an award for best supporting actress at Golden Globes for her role in the film Les Miserables.  I always liked her, she has some kind of a light and easy going feel to herself.

I am not sure if her choice of wardrobe is something that I would consider appropriate for the red carpet.  One outfit looks like a wedding dress, the other one that she wore 2 days earlier look very casual to me.

But hey, even though we’ll never know if she’s wearing any stockings under that long gown, she is obviously wearing black opaque tights with her outfit for the AFI red carpet ceremony.

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Chanel Iman, Not Just a Pretty Face

January 11, 2013 under Famous

by Oliver, France

Chanel Iman in Strumpfhosen, StrГѓВјmpfe, Wà?sche

Is there more about Chanel Iman than meets the eye?  When she is walking around, prancing around and posing in front of a crowd of photographs on the golden runway, wearing beautiful clothes made by the best designers from the whole world, we just see another new gorgeous American beauty, is that all we can say about her, or can we investigate a little bit more and discover very interesting things in her life, or is her life just boredom ?

First of all we can notice that she sometimes looks Afro-American, then on other pictures, displaying a large white teethed smile, her shiny cheekbones showing her happiness at wearing marvellous dresses and getting her endless legs covered with bright sheer tights or smooth stockings, she looks more Asian but still black, we are a little bit puzzled about it.

ГђВІГђВёГђВЅГђ°Р“С’¶, чуÐ»Р“ђВєГђВё, ГђВєГђ°Р“С’±Р“С’»Р“‘Ж’ГђВєГђВё, ГђВјГђВѕГђВґГђµР“С’»Р“‘Е’, ГђВЁГђ°Р“ђВЅГђµР“С’»Р“‘Е’ ГђЛњГђВјГђ°Р“С’Р’Р… - Chanel Iman in Strumpfhosen, StrГѓВјmpfe, Wà?scheWe just wonder, where does that cute girl come from, there is something strange in her look?  Actually we are quickly told that she is part Korean and part Afro-American.  Her Korean mother was born in Seoul.  Her father is Afro-American. If you are ever in Los Angeles, you may visit the clothing store (The Red Bag Boutique) that Chanel’s mother opened, not without the help of her daughter, of course.

It is thanks to her aunt that she could become a model.  At the age of 13 Chanel’s aunt took her to California to meet with modelling agencies and as a result Chanel signed up with Ford Models.

What about her name, it sounds weird, not American at all, Arabian?  Her real first name is Robinson, just like that of a cast away seaman Robinson Crusoe on an isolated island, who after rambling around finally met his companion named “Friday”.  But our Robinson Chanel Iman is not alone at all right now, she is even invited to the White House parties by the current president of the United States, Barack Obama.

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Is she a new Marylin Monroe, a new American President’s lover, a new coming icon, is a new romance on its way in the White House?  What about Robinson’s private life?  I guess not, she is not living with a companion like Friday.

By the way, her first name, Chanel, was chosen by her mother.  While pregnant, she had a book with her about Coco Chanel, hopefully for us for these days she had no book about Karl Lagersfeld.

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Her father used to be a professional basketball player and already earned a lot of money with that sport by the time she went to school.  Our princess girl was not compelled of working hard at school, she was a real beauty.  Nowadays Atlanta is a very progressive and tolerant place.  For example, they have a very big and active gay community and about 1 in 5 residents is part of the LGBT community.

Being a modern girl in a modern city, Chanel Iman recently started her internet blog and is now involved in a Kinect game on Xbox.  We could say she is rather a business woman and not just a beautiful dummy.  She is a rare combination of pretty and smart.

 

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Chanel Iman is posing for Korean Vogue in fancy vintage hats and black hosiery

In German:

Chanel Iman – Mehr als ein hübsches Gesicht

Steckt hinter Chanel Iman mehr, als es den Anschein hat? Wenn sie vor einer Meute von Fotografen
am goldenen Runway schreitet, stolziert oder posiert und dabei schà?ne Kleider der besten Designer
der Welt trà?gt, sehen wir eine neue atemberaubende amerikanische Schà?nheit. Ist das schon
alles was man ГѓВјber sie sagen kann? Vielleicht kà?nnen wir ein bisschen tiefer graben und dabei
interessante Dinge über ihr Leben erfahren – oder ist ihr Leben gar pure Langeweile?

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Zuallererst stellen wir fest, dass sie oft einen afro-amerikanischen Eindruck macht, dann aber wiederum sehen wir auf anderen Bildern, wo sie ihr strahlendes Là?cheln zeigt und ihre glà?nzenden Wangenknochen ihre Freude darГѓВјber verraten, wunderbare Kleider tragen zu dГѓВјrfen, ihre endlosen
Beine in hell glà?nzende Strumpfhosen oder sanfte StrГѓВјmpfe zu hГѓВјllen, dass sie eher asiatisch, aber dennoch schwarz aussieht, was uns doch ein wenig ratlos zurГѓВјcklà?sst.

Da fragen wir uns doch, wo kommt dieses sГѓВјГѓЕёe Mà?dchen, bei diesem exotischen Aussehen her? Nun, wir erfahren recht schnell, dass sie zum Teil koreanisch und zum Teil afro-amerikanische Wurzeln hat. Ihre koreanische Mutter stammt aus Seoul, ihr Vater ist Afro-Amerikaner. Sollte man jemals nach Los Angeles kommen, dann wà?re es eine gute Idee das Bekleidungsgeschà?ft ihrer Mutter – The Red Bag Boutique – das diese mit der Hilfe ihrer Tochter erà?ffnet hat, zu besuchen.

ГђВЁГђ°Р“ђВЅГђµР“С’»Р“‘Е’ ГђЛњГђВјГђ°Р“С’Р’Р… ГђВІ чуÐ»Р“ђВєГђ°Р“‘… - чуÐ»Р“ђВєГђВё - Chanel Iman in Strumpfhosen, StrГѓВјmpfe, Wà?sche

Dank ihrer Tante wurde Chanel ein Model. Mit 13 wurde sie von ihrer Tante nach Kalifornien zu einem Treffen mit Modelagenturen gebracht, wo Chanel bei Ford Models unterzeichnete.

Aber was ist mit ihrem Namen, der ist doch auch ungewà?hnlich und ГѓВјberhaupt nicht amerikanisch, mà?glicherweise arabisch? Ihr wahrer erster Vorname ist Robinson, nach dem SchiffbrГѓВјchigen Seefahrer Robinson Crusoe, der lange alleine ausharren muss, bis er sich mit „Freitag" anfreundet.
Aber unsere Robinson Chanel Iman ist derzeit ГѓВјberhaupt nicht allein, ganz im Gegensatz, sie wird unter dem aktuellen US-Prà?sidenten Barack Obama sogar zu Feiern ins WeiГѓЕёe Haus eingeladen.

 

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Ist Michelle eifersГѓВјchtig? Das kà?nnen wir nicht sagen, aber wenn ich sie wà?re, wà?re ich schon besorgt, wenn ich zusehen mГѓВјsste, wie dieses schicke Mà?del nach Hause eingeladen wird und sie womà?glich auch noch in einem hГѓВјbschen, eng an ihren HГѓВјften liegenden Kleid und in schà?nen, seidigen pinken strumpfhosen auf ihren Zehenspitzen versucht die Spitze des Weihnachtsbaums des WeiГѓЕёen Hauses zu dekorieren.

Ist sie gar eine neue Marilyn Monroe und damit eine neue Prà?sidenten-Geliebte, eine neue Ikone, bahnt sich gar eine Romanze im WeiГѓЕёen Haus an? Was ist mit ihrem Privatleben? Ich denke nicht, sie lebt ohne einen Gefà?hrten wie Freitag.

ГѓЕ“brigens, ihren Vorname, Chanel, hat sich ihre Mutter ausgesucht. Wà?hrend der Schwangerschaft las sie ein Buch ГѓВјber Coco Chanel, gottseidank hatte sie damals keines ГѓВјber Karl Lagerfeld dabei.

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Ihr Geburtsort ist Atlanta, eine Stadt mit hohem Anteil an Afro-Amerikanern tief im amerikanischen SГѓВјden. Trotzdem sollte man sich davon nicht in die Irre fГѓВјhren lassen und glauben sie wà?re eine arme BaumwollpflГѓВјckerin gewesen, die auf dem Feld zusammen mit Whoopie Goldberg von morgens bis abends schwitzen und dabei von miesen weiГѓЕёen Bossen auch noch schlecht behandelt wird, ganz soals wà?re das eine Szene aus dem Film „Die Farbe Lila".

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Ihr Vater war nà?mlich ein Profi-Basketballer und verdiente in dem Sport schon gut zu der Zeit, als sie noch zur Schule ging. Unsere kleine Prinzessin musste sich in der Schule nicht anstrengen, sie war eine echte Schà?nheit. Heutzutage ist Atlanta ohnehin ein fortschrittlicher und toleranter Ort. So gibt es dort beispielsweise eine groГѓЕёe und umtriebige Gay community und sogar jeder fГѓВјnfte Einwohner gehà?rt der LGBT community an.

Wie es zu einem modernen Mà?dchen in einer modernen Stadt passt, hat Chanel Iman vor kurzem auch einen Blog gestartet und wirkt auch bei einem Kinect-Spiel auf der Xbox mit. Wir kà?nnen daher wohl sagen, dass sie mehr von einer Geschà?ftsfrau als von einer dumpfen Schà?nheit hat. Sie ist eine der seltenen Kombinationen aus hГѓВјbsch und smart.

 

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