Hosiery at Vancouver Taboo Show 2015

January 27, 2015 under News

Just like last year, I got to attend the Vancouver Taboo Show, a yearly event for adults only. That convention centre used to be walking distance from where I lived, but now it’s a long way away since I moved to Calgary.  I decided to go for a more economical option and take the coach bus instead of flying, but later questioned that decision after spending 17 hours one way on that bus.

It was really nice to see a lot of my friends again and in general to experience the vibe of open-minded and positive people. I would ask people to take a photo and they would never say no, some would even pull up the skirt to show me better what kind of stockings they were wearing. Myself I wore a black dress with a frilly bottom with crinoline skirts underneath and fishnet stay up stockings. Maybe next year I’lll go for a wilder outfit.

Taboo show happens almost in every Canadian major city and every time there are plenty interesting things to see. This year there was a pole dancing studio, a fire fighters club, body paint workshop, BDSM workshop from fetish Noir club, tattoos, lingerie, accessories, and gifts.

I snapped a few stocking and pantyhose pictures for you to enjoy. Even though the show was not about just stockings, at least my eyes seem to be drawn to mostly that.

Legwear Photos from Taboo Show

Taya by Fiore in Grey tights

Exhibitor in Taya tights by Fiore in grey shade – Cool!

 

 

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This pin up girl is wearing vintage stockings from her mother!

 

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Worker at the Deadly Feitsh booth in mock stocking tights.

 

Cuban heel stockings

Finally some Cuban heel stockings on a pin up girl! Hosiery that turns heads.

 

Cuban heel stockings

Another sighting of Cuban heel stockings!

 

garter belts and stockings

Workers at Little Sisters booth are not shy to show off their legs and garter belts.

 

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This lady, a visitor, was glad to pull up her skirt and let me take a photo.

 

mock stocking tights

Beautiful mock stocking tights by Fiore – hot!

 

Cuban heel stockings on a Friday night

April 17, 2014 under Fiore

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My guy took these candid photos on our Friday night date night. We went to the movie theatre to watch Captain America.

I decided to finally celebrate the warm weather and wore a dark knee high dress. Under it I had a corset with garter straps attached to these Cuban heel stockings.

One thing that I can tell you is that this one piece lingerie looked amazing, but it wasn’t easy to move, sit down, or lean in any way. It felt like I had a bungee chord running from my shoulder to my ankles.

As I was waiting at the movie theatre for my guy to finally emerge from the men’s room, the handle from my umbrella fell off and ended up on the floor. I picked it up, but right away dropped something else. A guy next to me rushed to helped me to get it first, saying that “don’t worry, I’ll get it, you look like you have trouble doing that”. Well, I blamed it on my high heels. That was an awkward moment.

So just a note for those like me, if you are planning to move around and so on it’s better to wear a garter belt and a bra as two separate garments rather than a piece that combines it all.

In case you would like to get a pair of stockings like that, this is a limited edition style by Fiore called Edvige. You can find it in the shop section here.

Some Styles for Spring Collection

March 13, 2014 under News

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ASITA 40 den Fiore mock stocking imitation tights

Mock Stocking Pattern Tights

AVILA 40 den

Avila Backseam Tights

RONITA 20 den pantyhose by Fiore - limited edition

Ronita Patterned Tights

OZANA 20 den stay up stockings from Fiore - red rose hold up hosiery - limited edition

Red Rose Stay Ups

MIURA 20 den backseam pantyhose from Fiore

Miura Backseam Pantyhose

BASANTI 20 den

Basanti Piano Key Print Tights

DIUNA 40 den mock stocking imitation tights with polka dot pattern

Diuna Mock Thigh High Tights

THEMA 30 den mock thigh high imitation tights from Fiore brand

Thema Mock Thigh High Tights

VAILA 20 den glossy and patterned pantyhose from Fiore

Vaila Glossy Patterned Tights

LUMINA 40 den

40 Den Stay Ups

KIRIANA 20 den

Patterned Hold Ups – Kiriana

ALTEA 40 den patterned pantyhose

Patterned Tights – Altea

ALEGRA 20 den patterned stay up stockings

Stay Up Stockings – Alegra

ELUXA 20 den hold up stockings without toes - toeless stay ups - summer hosiery Fiore brand

Eluxa Toeless Stay Ups

PROXIMA 20 den

Proxima Geometric Tights

PALLADIA 20 den G4049_CHANTAL_300652_877Cfront CALIFORNIA 20 den CANELLA 40 den CORIA 40 den E5027_Dita_046632_P8100 CONSTANCE 20 den GIRONA 20 den G4050_FESTIVA_300669_877Cfront FAUSTINA 20 den PETRA 20 den CLOE 20 den ZILDA 20 den ROGERIA 20 den DIANA 20 den

Indulge in these limited edition hosiery styles!

Why is Cuban Heel so hard to find?

June 28, 2012 under Vintage

Such stockings with a Cuban Heel can be still purchased from several brands offered on StockingsHQ website.

Do you ever wonder the same thing, how come this practical and beautiful feature became almost obsolete?  Throughout my life I wore probably thousands pairs of pantyhose and stockings, but I only had one pair of pantyhose with a Cuban heel by Pierre Cardin.  I decided to ask StockingsHQ about the Cuban heel on Twitter.  To my surprise, I’ve got a very informative response.

Question:  Why do you think Cuban heel became so rare?  It increases durability.

Answer by StockingsHQ:  These machines are all now very old and very difficult to maintain, and production is a very painstaking process.  It is therefore very hard to make them at a reasonable cost for the mass market.  Hence all the big companies have stopped  production and the only machines still running are in the care of smaller specialist companies like Gio, Eleganti and Cervin.  Even then parts are hard to come by and it’s very hard to recruit the specialist staff required.  Thankfully, though, they do persist against all the odds and I’m grateful for that every day!!

www.stockingshq.com 

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Backseam: the only pattern not to lose popularity over the years

June 25, 2012 under Vintage

gio cuban heel fully fashioned stockingsThe only pattern to successfully outlive all turbulence  in history of women’s hosiery, without losing its popularity, is the backseam.  Sexual, not vulgar, it decorates legs like an exclamation mark, immediately attracting attention.

It even looks like some brands, like Gio or Cervin, carved out a special niche of customers who appreciate the traditional design of a fully-fashioned stocking.

Cosmetic backseam (just a straight line at the back) is relatively not hard to find if you live in a big city with plenty of department stores.  But fully-fashioned stockings are a different story.

I personally have never seen fully-fashioned stockings for sale in any retail location.  If it wouldn’t be for online hosiery stores, I would probably have no chance of getting my hands on one of those at all.