Anna Sidorova, Olympic Curler, posing in Lingerie

February 7, 2014 under News

Anna Sidorova curler olympic sochi 2014 lingerie photoshoot

This beautiful woman is one of the professional Olympic curlers who will be competing in Sochi 2014 games.

These series of Russian athletes in lingerie caused some mixed reactions.  Some people said that it’s humiliating or demeaning.

I personally think this is a great idea as long as the women agreed to it themselves.  Considering that the ambassador of the games is Natalia Vodianova, top lingerie model, why can’t athletes do the same thing?

I think that this is actually a great trend to start admiring the bodies of healthy Olympic athletes rather than podium models who are not always healthy.

Romanian Singer Inna in a Nylon Bodysuit

October 12, 2013 under Famous, What to Avoid

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inna singer in nylon bodysuit 4I love Inna’s music and sometimes I listen to her disco tunes.  Inna is a Romanian singer who seems to please people with her voice, but now decided to please some nylon connoisseurs with her bodysuit.  Encased in this pantyhose-like sheer outfit, she even managed to flash her nipple a couple of times at Summer festival in Belgium, 2010.

inna singer in nylon bodysuitI can understand that it’s hard to keep the nylon bodysuit outfit from shifting while dancing on those stiletto heels, but what’s up with the thong that seems to have quite rough seams?  Either seamless fabric or maybe an additional layer of skin tone nylon under her outfit would do the trick to cover those parts. I would also love it if her bodysuit would cover her feet too.

But either way, she did a good job performing her songs Hot and Deja Vu despite her controversial nylon bodysuit and all the nerves prior to the show.  Perhaps with a body like that she is allowed to wear such nylon outfits!  Romania proves once again to be a very sexually open-minded place.

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What My Grandpa Thinks about Bare Legs in Winter

January 19, 2013 under Practical

woman walking in sheer pantyhose in the snow

Freezing my feet off in cold weather is a dangerous thing for me.  I know, if I prance around in some fancy summer heels and light pantyhose in winter, next day I’ll be down with some serious health problems in the private sector that may linger for a long time afterwards.

How do I know this if I never tried it?  Well, that’s what I’ve been told over and over when I was growing up by my Grandma.  As a child, I would come back from a walk outdoors in winter, she would take off my shoes and feel my feet.  If my feet were cold, she would panic.  She passed away last year and I miss her dearly, we were very close.

I called up my grandfather and decided to ask him about this.

 

Me: Grandpa, women here go with bare legs in winter. 

Grandpa: When I was little, we had neighbours who went practically barefoot.  They had a large family and no money to buy clothing.

Me: Well, the women here simply don’t want to bother to wear pantyhose.  I see them in dresses and bare legs on the subway.

Grandpa: I also recently saw a homeless guy in the subway with pants that had holes in them.  Really, these days people throw clothes in the dumpster.  Can’t he find pants without holes there? 

Me: Look, the women here just don’t want to wear anything on their legs.  They don’t think that it can affect their health.

Grandpa: Oh, common, they have plenty of clothes in North America!  Why would they go bare-legged if there is plenty of clothing?

 ***

No matter how I tried to explain that these women are making a conscious choice to go with bare legs, my grandpa couldn’t grasp this bizarre idea.  To him poverty was the only explanation to bare legs in cold weather.

 ***

Me: Grandpa, I remember Grandma used to tell me to keep my legs warm, especially everything below the knee.  She told me that if the feet get chilled, it will lead to gynaecological problems.

Grandpa: Not only!  It’s bad for both men and women.  Grandma knew everything about that.

Me: How do you know this?  Did you read this somewhere or is this some kind of wisdom passed down from the ancestors? 

Grandpa: It’s common knowledge that areas on your feet correspond to your other bodyparts like liver, kidneys, and so on.  Don’t you have Vietnamese people there in Vancouver?  Ask them, their Eastern Medicine is progressive.

 

There is a notion in some parts of Europe and some parts of Asia about the concept of feet being connected to other forms in a person’s body.  I guess that what you consider this to be depends on where you reside.

If you are North American, you may think of this as nonsense.  If you are in a place like Hungary, let’s say, you may think of this as common truth that everyone knows.

Thus, if you are from the States or Canada, just forget everything you read above.

Go ahead, start your day, but please wear your pantyhose anyway!

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Doutzen_Kroes_in pink stockings on the runway

Doutzen Kroes – Victoria’s Secret Angel

October 7, 2012 under Famous

Doutzen Kroes is one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels of Dutch descent.  She modeled for high end brands including Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace, and Tiffany & Co… the list goes on and I won’t bore you with it.

Born in the town of Eastermar, Netherlands in 1985, she signed up with an agency at 18 and quickly was told to lose weight.  She just wasn’t skinny enough for "sample size".  Instead of losing weight, she decided to do modeling that would embrace her curvy figure.

By Forbes magazine, she is now one of the top earning models with an estimated income of $6 million.  Not bad for a model who was told that she is too fat.

In 2010 Doutzen Kroes participated in a "Beauty of Health" discussion on the impact of sample size, 34’’-24’’-24’’dimensions that were expected of her at the height of 1.78 m.

My Vacation in Las Vegas

September 13, 2012 under News

This summer I did something that is for sure going to be a memory of a lifetime – a coast to coast road trip in United States.  You can read about all different places I’ve been to in my diary section, but for now I’d like to talk about my great visit to Las Vegas.

Vegas, the Sin City, is a very unique place.  Surrounded by the desert, this “island” has an unbelievable density of casinos, clubs, bars, shows, theatres, buffets, and whatever else crosses your mind that is entertainment-related.  It was my first time there and I wanted it to be memorable, but in a positive way.

 

Maybe the concept of “me in Vegas” is a little bit of an oxymoron.  I don’t drink, smoke, use any kind of substances, and I don’t gamble.  Obviously I checked out all the casinos, but that was more to look at the beauty of the establishment.

Casino waitresses were wearing mostly black semi-opaque pantyhose, but they were not exactly model types as I imagined them to be.  However the go-go dancers on the bar were very beautiful, but instead of regular pantyhose they were wearing either nude or black fishnets.  There was so many of them there!

  

Probably my only guilty addiction is my love for tea!  But that’s something that made me puff up almost every single time I’d enter a hotel room in United States – coffee is there, tea is not.  I felt like throwing a real hissy fit over this, but I quickly realized where I am and calmed down.  In Canada tea is a very popular beverage because we still have a lot of British traditions there.

I felt it every single day on my trip – United States is not a British place.  So why would they honour traditions of the “Old Country”, as our Canadian folks refer to England and France?  That includes all the etiquette which is pretty much a very British thing… such as tea and perhaps wearing hosiery.  I think this might be an explanation to why Kate Middleton is in pantyhose and Lady Obama isn’t.

Vegas is a controversial place where you may see things that you normally don’t.  There is a lot of fast food and even the Heart Attack Grill with a motto of “if you are over 350 lbs, you eat free”.  I climbed on the scale there and realized that I need to triple my weight in order to get a free lunch.

Another controversial topic is what happens after Friday night.  As we were heading out of Vegas on Saturday morning, at 8:58 a.m. there was a long line up of people outside of the pawn shop waiting for the doors to open.  They were not there to shop, but to swap some item for a quick coin.

 

They’ve got the best Hooters hotel there though with hostesses everywhere!  There was even a limbo game going on and they were having a lot of fun.  I also ate at the Hooters restaurant for the experience.  It broke some of my stereotypes about Hooters, let’s just say.  I thought that they only hired women with a full bust, but there was not much of it there.  Also, I noticed that they even had a pregnant waitress there with her shirt saying “baby on board”.  It made me feel that the girls who worked there were actually real, not some artificially-enhanced vixens.

 

At some point I saw a tourist dressed like Snow White with his friends who were wearing green shirts and were supposed to be the dwarves.  Right away I asked him to pose together for a picture and to my surprise he agreed and wanted a photo for himself too.  As soon as I pulled up my skirt to show the stockings, he was totally game and pulled it up even higher.  I am sure that he didn’t expect a woman in a proper knee length skirt like mine to have stockings and garter belt under!

 

My biggest highlight was my visit to Cirque du Soleil.  I really wanted to see the show Zumanity, but they went on vacation, so I saw a martial arts themed show called Ka.  That was so worth it!  Let’s just say, just like most normal people, I have a limited budget, but I would rather spend it all on exhilarating experiences like this one, rather than on clothes or high end dining. These performers devote their whole life to the circus and I have the deepest respect for that.

I really liked Vegas in my own way and I keep on thinking of when I’ll go back there for longer, so I can visit all those shows that kept on teasing me with the flashing billboards.

 

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Jessica and Jenna Talackova posing together at Vancouver Gay Pride Parade 2012

August 5, 2012 under News

Jenna Talackova is now a celebrity, admired by many, especially by the LGBT crowd.  She makes it look so effortless and fun, but in fact she had to put up quite a fight in order to be what she is – a woman.  Jenna began hormone therapy at 14 and had her final operation at 19.  For the reason that she wasn’t born woman, she got disqualified from a beauty pageant, but fought her way back in with Donald Trump’s help.  Now she has plans to do a campaign for PETA.

 

I am so excited to pose with Jenna Talackova!  She was so nice and she said that she’ll get a chance to strike a good pose for me.  I really like her.  She was the highlight of my day, that’s for sure.  The lady in the picture is most likely her mom, at least that’s what one of the guys told me from Out TV.

  

More photos of hosiery at Vancouver Pride Parade:

A drag queen in blue fishnet pantyhose encasement and striped rainbow socks.  She enjoyed the attention and agreed to pose for me.  Thank you!

This lady was advocating against circumcision. She had a sexy lace mini dress with black lingerie and stay up stockings under. I asked why she decided to wear lingerie and she said because she wanted to do something fun for Pride!

I thought that these white over the knee socks were cool. Can I find some for myself? I snapped a picture while this woman was talking to someone from one of the booths at the parade.

This girl was wearing patterned fishnets an I thought she looked very cute, so I ran after her to snap a secret picture for my blog. The weather was way too hot for hosiery that day.

This boy was dressed as a woman, wearing opaque pantyhose. I think he was straight because his girlfriend was with him. I asked to take a photo and he shook off some dry grass stuck to his hosiery from his legs – turned out he went for a roll in the grass like that. I wondered why he didn’t wear sheer hosiery in such weather, but he admitted that he has to wear opaque because his legs are not shaved. My conversation came to an end when I suggested to try on sheer hosiery because it’s more sexy and his girlfriend snarled at me “he’s already sexy”.

This cute crossdresser was lip singing to a song and putting on quite a show. I noticed that she was wearing pantyhose and her control top would show when she’d bend over to pick something up. Well, my sharp eye also spotted a little run in her hosiery, but that’s OK – her great dancing compensated for it!

This drag queen was very happy that I wanted to take a picture of her fishnets. She had an elaborate hair piece and people were focused on that. However, she also admitted that her shoes broke, so that’s why she’s wearing sneakers.

These boys were posing together for a picture. One in white pantyhose in the middle and two in black pantyhose on the sides. I think that the middle person had something to do with the Wizard of Oz theme, at least I got to pose with a “Dorothy” earlier from the same fairy tale.

That’s me, grabbing balloons!

This lovely maid posed for a photo. She was wearing fishnet pantyhose with her outfit. Cute!

 

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N@ked Bike Ride in Vancouver leads to traffic – doesn’t it defeat the purpose of having less emissions?

July 28, 2012 under Weird

I found this picture of a guy dressed in stockings from the ride! At least he’s not without clothes.

No, no stockings here.  Most of the time no panties either!

N@ked Bike Ride is an international event that promotes a cleaner world – meaning less emissions from cars.

Today I saw it downtown and jumped up in disbelief.  Well, it’s real!  I had a good giggle after.

Let’s just say, I am not against it.  However, I have some concerns.  On my way back I was stuck in traffic that resulted because of this ride.  Cars are not allowed to pass this parade, so as a result there was a lot of congestion behind the riders.

Well, traffic brings the most idling.  Maybe the intent is green, but the logistics aren’t.

I am not anti-nudity, however in Canada we have people of different opinions.  I have 2 friends who say that they are unable to visit public swimming pools with their children because of nudity in the change rooms.  Perhaps they wouldn’t be pleased to take their child for an outing on Saturday and see a whole pack of naked people ride by.

What do you think of this?  I’d love to hear your opinion.

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Cuban chambermaids in hosiery despite the heat – Controversy

March 20, 2012 under Practical

Every time I am in Cuba, I am surprised to see female hotel staff wear hosiery at all times despite the heat with closed toe shoes.  If I’d have that job, I probably wouldn’t be able to take it anymore and would go ahead and jump in the pool.

A model is posing in a maid outfit near the pool. Courtesy of WamInStyle team.

Just recently one of the women I know returned from Cuba and that was the first thing she mentioned to me, knowing about my hosiery obsession.

To my surprise Cuban staff wear hosiery, but not basic plain.  They all seemed to show off with a variety of patterned tights.  Not only that they wear it, they put effort to draw attention.

I also visited Dominican Republic and Mexico, but their staff go with bare legs.  Only Cuba seems to maintain such high dress code standard.

I can’t really say if I like the idea despire my love for hosiery.  To me clothes should not jeopardize one’s health.  At temperatures soaring close to 40 Celsius wearing synthetic fabrics may lead to skin irritation, fungus infection, and to additional female problems.

Once I was walking all stylish in the heat of the Middle East and the next day ended up with an excema-like rash on my skin.  Locals confirmed that this is what happens to them too if they don’t dress smartly in such heat.

Do you think that pantyhose should still be enforced in extreme heat?  I would probably suggest in summer months to wear fine fishnet stockings (no silicon lining) with a garter belt in order to both look stylish and not feel too hot.

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