Stay up and Shorts – ever appropriate?

September 3, 2014 under Weird

Wolford stay up stockings with Rudsak tall boots and shortsI bet this is probably the most weird post you’ve seen from me so far. Today I decided to take photos of these boots for eBay and put on my stay up stockings together with my jean shorts. After I looked at myself, I realized that it actually looks pretty neat.

Considering that the welt of the stocking is just a straight line without any lace, do you think this could actually be appropriate on the street? I am curious to hear your opinion.

These are stay up stockings by Wolford called Eyla. They are limited edition. The boots are by Rudsak, quite old though, but still in fashion.

Model in Mandisa Pantyhose by Fiore

May 19, 2014 under Fiore

I love how this model put together her outfit – hot shoes, not overly provocative pantyhose, and a bright pink jacket. She is wearing Mandisa style by Fiore, sheer to waist with hearts at the bottom of the leg.

model in mandisa by Fiore heart tights 1 model in mandisa by Fiore heart tights 2 boots

Selling some of my Shoes on eBay

May 6, 2014 under News

Hey, I decided to give it a try! I’ve got way too many shoes on my hands. This is just a sample photo, but I got plenty of other styles. People keep on asking me all the time whether I sell my shoes after they see it in photos.

http://www.ebay.ca/usr/fantasystockings

my well worn shoes for sale - pumps, heels, stiletto

used shoes for sale and pantyhose

selection of my used shoes for sale and pantyhose

Happy Spring! Do you like these boots?

March 20, 2014 under News

These Red Boots are on sale on eBay.

Gladis pantyhose by Fiore with mock stocking imitation and lace panty top - French Cut

Do you like the pantyhose above? These are Gladis by Fiore. If you want to see more photos from these series, please click the link to check it out – Gladis by Fiore.

Gladis pantyhose by Fiore with mock stocking imitation and lace panty top - French Cut

red boots and Fiore pantyhose

In case you are wondering about the hosiery in the photo above, it’s Havana tights by Fiore. I love those mock stockings tights!

Hosiery Market Analysis

October 2, 2012 under News

I got these statistics online and I thought you may want to see that actually in some countries hosiery is on the rise.

Canada

In 2011 hosiery in Canada saw healthy sales growth, with an increase of 3% in volume and 6% in current value terms to reach C$1.4 billion in total by the end of the year. This represented healthy growth compared with the value drop experienced during the recession, although in terms of volume growth remained positive through the recession and slow recovery.

United Kingdom

Hosiery sales increased in both volume and value terms compared to 2010, growing by 2% and 5% respectively in 2011. The famous British Wellington Boots led to the trend of wearing "Wellies with socks", which proved very popular in 2011 with sales soaring. Over-the-knee socks had a large part to play in A/W 2012 Fashion weeks, and were featured by many popular designers. Large woollen socks worn with short skirts and a large overcoat hit the runways.

France

In 2011, hosiery volume sales remained on a declining trend while current value sales stabilised somewhat after consecutive years of marginal decline. This could be explained to a large extent by the efforts deployed by the main players to upgrade their offer through innovative and high-tech products. For instance, the leading socks player Groupe Kindy invested €1.5 million in research and development in 2011 to expand its product portfolio and offer ground-breaking products.

India

Companies making formal wear compulsory and the increasing number of students joining professional courses and colleges encouraged ongoing growth in demand for hosiery throughout 2011.

Spain

Cotton remains the main material used in the manufacture of hosiery. However, fabric is increasingly mixed with materials such as elastane, lycra and velvet, which increase the elasticity and comfort of hosiery considerably.

The Hosiery in Spain report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2006-2010 and analysis by distribution format allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, leading brands, and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market. Forecasts to 2015 illustrate how the market is set to change.

China

Hosiery experienced 8% current value growth to reach HK$1,649 million in 2011. This represented a strong slowdown versus 2010 with the necessary nature of hosiery helping to support the continued positive performance of this category in 2011.

Germany

Volume sales saw a small decline of less than 1% in 2011. The positive development of values sales has been achieved through the increase of unit prices. An increase in costs due to higher cotton prices and costs for energy induced manufacturers to raise prices. This price increase has been transferred to other customers.

Russia

In 2010, hosiery sales registered 5% growth in volume terms and 16% growth in current value terms. The increase in demand is attributed to the growth in consumers’ disposable income, and hence, rising living standards. Consumers have greater requirements as their quality of life improves. Hosiery is no longer darned, and after the first hole appears is typically discarded. Modern businessmen in cities do care about what socks are visible under their trousers.

New Blog! Fantasy Heels is a shoe division of Fantasy Stockings

April 17, 2012 under News

Dear friends, I just started another blog.  For now it’s on Blogspot – free hosting.  I’d like to check if there is interest for this topic.  If yes, I’ll create a separate website for it.

http://fantasyheels.blogspot.ca/

Please also notice that I put some Google Adsense advertisement on it.  Those are pay per click ads, so if this topic generates enough funds through advertisement income to cover the cost of hosting an original website, I’ll for sure proceed to create a nicer website.

I think that beautiful heels and beautiful hosiery go hand in hand.  For a nice feminine look everything in the outfit should make sense.  I can’t really say that I am a big shoe fan because I don’t have 200+ shoes at home.  I probably have 50.  But whatever I have, I love.  I also take good care of my shoes.

If you ever see me using shoes for wetlook photoshoots, those are shoes that are damaged already somehow.  For example, I had my suede boots and tall over the knee boots that had a damaged heel beyond repair.  Other shoes in wetlook photoshoots are cheaper shoes that were purchased just that purpose.

*Friends, the only funding for this blog is from the shop section.  Please indulge your pantyhose obsession and show some support for my work!  Your purchases make this blog possible.*

what not to wear – pantyhose and uggs or rubber boots

November 11, 2011 under Style

Michelle Trachtenberg in pantyhose and uggs

Here is an example of a horrible combination of pantyhose and rubber boots.  Oh, is she planning to clean the barn and look sexy for the cows while doing it?  I only wear rubber boots if I am going to the forest or to the stables.

hunter rubber boots

To my surprise I took this photo at a fashion show, not at the cowshed. Pantyhose and rubber boots combo.

I love pantyhose, but I believe that it should be worn in harmony with other garments.  Therefore, in some cases it’s better not to wear it rather than to look stupid.

Another one of my most disliked combinations is pantyhose and ugg boots.  One of the local bloggers in Vancouver even created an article about how much she dislikes the ugg fashion.  She has quite a number of people that agree!

I remembered another horror combination, but I couldn’t take a picture because I was actually at work at the time.  There was a woman wearing 40 den pantyhose  and men’s flat sports sandals.

summer fashion faux pas

Vanessa Hudgens is wearing Uggs even in the summer, without hosiery or socks.

But let’s also not forget that in July sometimes there are women going around in Uggs or winter boots with bare legs.  Let’s say, like on the photo here Vanessa Hughes, actress and singer, comes off her tour bus in Uggs and a summer outfit.

Isn’t it time for some common sense?  Here is another example of bright pink pantyhose and uggs spotted in Vancouver by a local blogger, Side Walk Runway.

It is not unusual that Vancouver got ranked as one of world’s top worst dressed cities because of its love for yoga pants.

But I’d personally add more items to that list that make Vancouver locals so sloppy when it comes to keeping up their look.

granada by Fiore pantyhose 2 with wellington rubber boots granada by Fiore pantyhose 3 with wellington rubber boots granada by Fiore pantyhose 4 with wellington rubber hunter boots granada by Fiore pantyhose

*Friends, the only funding for this blog is from the shop section.  Please indulge your pantyhose obsession and show some support for my work!  Your purchases make this blog possible.*