Behind the Scenes – Shooting Fiore Summer Collection

June 24, 2016 under Fiore, Photoshoots

I saw these photos on Facebook from Fiore. They released some photos from the photoshoot for the product covers. I am always curious how it goes behind the scenes!

Fiore fashion models at a photoshoot 5

Fiore fashion models at a photoshoot 4

Fiore fashion models at a photoshoot - pantyhose girls

Fiore fashion models at a photoshoot 2

Holiday greetings, amateur nylon girls

Pantyhose Models from WamInStyle and Holiday Greetings

December 25, 2012 under Seasonal

Written by Jessica

My friends, if you like to see some photos of pantyhose models, I recommend to visit WamInStyle website.  I even had a pleasure of meeting them this summer when I was visiting Russian and we even collaborated on a photoshoot.

Their main theme is wetlook – it’s a fun of doing something that your mother told you to never do, i.e. get your fancy clothes wet.  Their models can walk into a fountain or jump into a river during their photoshoots.  Having said that, they absolutely love pantyhose and stockings, so majority of their shoots don’t go without some kind of hosiery involved.

There is currently a special on subscription to WamInStyle.  Their pantyhose models are just divine, up for any kind of play!

http://www.waminstyle.com/

Also, to my knowledge, they accept requests from their members and even non-members who are interested in a specific photoshoot.

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Anne Vyalitsyna, Russian Top Model, wearing pantyhose and stockings

December 23, 2012 under Famous
pantyhose

Anne Vyalitsyna is a 26 year old Russian model, also known as Anne V.  She started modeling at a very young age and became a sensation.  This particular photoshoot is for Macy’s.

Written by Julia, Ukraine

Anne Vyalitsyna is a freckled Russian supermodel who became a professional of the highest class in her field. Today thousands of Russian girls would dream to be like her.

Anne Vyalitsyna, also known as Anne V, was born in the city of Gorky, now Nizhny Novgorod, on March 19, 1986.  Currently she is 26 years old.

Anne began her career in modeling at the age of 15 – she was noticed by the IMG agents in the search of new faces for MTV’s Fashionably Loud Europe.  Anne was cast and started a contract with IMG Paris, and later with IMG New York.

black sheer patterned pantyhose.

 

fishnet pantyhose

Anne Vyalitsyna modeled for Christian Lacroix, Carolina Herrera, Dolce & Gabbana, Emanuel Ungaro, Fendi, Givenchy, Gucci, Helmut Lang, Hussein Chalayan, Issey Miyake, Julien McDonald, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Sonia Rykiel and Versace, Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Anne Sui, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Moschino, Narciso Rodriguez and Louis Vuitton.

 

white stockings, sheer, lingerie

Anne Vyalitsyna was captured on the covers of the famous glossy magazines: Vogue, ELLE, Glamour.  She is nicknamed GlossAnna in the so-called group of three V’s.

 

The group of three V’s is from the initial letters of the names of the most successful and popular Russian top models in the early 2000s: Natalia Vodianova, Anne Vyalitsyna and Eugenia Volodina.  Vodianova – Volodin- Vyalitsyna achieved a level of professional recognition up to a point of disbelief.

These three women were referred to as “second wave” of Russian models.  First wave were models from big cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg.  These three, however, were from small cities in the suburbs.

Their success was achieved without any discounts on the country of origin, place of birth or a difficult childhood.  It became clear that the interest in these models is not a result of the exotic craze for women of Russian nationality.

taking off stockings - black and sheer

It is difficult to find a more desirable and sexy woman in the world.  In an interview with Australian newspaper “The Age”, Anne Vyalitsyna said: “I wanted to be a model since childhood, since I was playing with my Barbie dolls.”

However, there is a contradiction.  No one realizes how far this dolled up image is from Anne’s favorite style.  This 26-year-old model prefers jeans, men’s shirts and sweaters. Would have her will, she would generally dressed as a tomboy.

 

Through her love for the cinema, she met the actor Leonardo Di Caprio.  They spent a few hot days in Ibiza in August 2009.  But despite of the stories, these rumors of romance between them are not confirmed.

 

stay up stockings

Anne Vyalitsyna in a video with Maroon 5 – “Never Gonna Leave This Bed” in lingerie and stockings.

However, Anne had a romantic relationship with the group’s lead singer Adam Levine of Maroon 5, but in April 2012, after a two-year relationship, the couple broke up.

Also, according to U.S. tabloid, this top model was fascinated by the famous actor, star of the TV series “True Blood”, Alexander Skarsgard.

 

sparkly pantyhose

Anna Vyalitsyna is partying with Carmen Electra at the Hustler Club in sparkly pantyhose.

There are reports that the Russian model Anne Vyalitsyna, Victoria’s Secret Angel, will play a role in the sequel to “Die Hard”.

The fifth part of the “Die Hard”, tentatively called “A Good Day to Die Hard” is due to come out in theatres in February 2013.

 

Anne Vyalitsyna was one of the determined beauties who raised the rating of Russian models to an incredible height.  Her, agent Duncan Ord, once said, “Russian have this work ethic, which is not found in any other nationality”.

Red stockings with reinforced toes and heels, garter belt, suspender belt, and panties. Implied nude. Backseam hosiery.

She is glamorous in her photos, but in her spare time she prefers to be a total tomboy. Is that a contradiction?

Red stockings with reinforced toes and heels, garter belt, suspender belt, and panties.

Anne is exceptionally slim! Height 178 cm Bust 86 cm Waist 62 cm Hips 89 cm

Red stockings with reinforced toes and heels, garter belt, suspender belt, and panties.

Anne got her excellent reputation not only through her looks, but also through her work ethic and discipline.

 

Anne Vyalitsyna in black fishnet pantyhose for Pepe Jeans

 

Hanukkah Pantyhose Party

December 10, 2012 under Seasonal

I went to see my accountant on the first day of Hanukkah and to my surprise she was also wearing fancy pantyhose.  Don’t we look cute together?

Her family is Jewish, but they follow local traditions too – that explains the decorations under the tree.  The tree to them is just a cute thing, not related to any religion.

I pulled up my knee high skirt and posed with her for some photos.  She was surprised to see me so excited about what she was wearing.  Well, I guess it’s because I never see her in pantyhose!

I think that sparkly of patterned hosiery is a great way to add some spirit to a holiday outfit.

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Buddhist Supermodel Miranda Kerr

December 3, 2012 under Famous

By David, USA
A few brushes with controversy along the way haven’t stopped the rise to super model stardom for Australian Miranda Kerr; they instead have revealed her as a person with sound judgment, and a good heart. In 1997, at the age of thirteen, Miranda’s first modeling success came when she won a contest to appear in in Australia’s Dolly Magazine.

Such a young girl modeling in a magazine caused “concerned outrage” among her townspeople. Recently she addressed that early issue:  “In the media at the time they were trying to cling on to anything remotely to do with pedophilia. Dolly is a magazine for teenage girls, not for old men. And I was fully clothed! Doing a winter shoot!”
Fast forward to the present: Just a few weeks ago, People Magazine caught up with Miranda as she was preparing for the December fourth television show, “The 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show”. “What are you doing to prepare?” they asked. “…  a lot of Pilates, yoga, boxing and working my core, butt and legs. I also drink healthy green juices everyday, and protein shakes.”
Miranda’s initial exposure in Dolly magazine led to modeling assignments for Australian brands Tigerlily, Roxy, Billabong Girls, and One Teaspoon.  After these appearances raised her profile in Australia and Asia, she moved to New York and landed runway and print jobs for major brands including Alex Perry, Baby Phat, Lisa Ho, Voodoo Dolls, Levi’s, Bettina Liano, Nicola Finetti, L.A.M.B., Heatherette, Betsey Johnson, Trelise Cooper, Jets, John Richmond, Blumarine Swimwear,  Neiman Marcus, Seafolly Swimwear, Anna Molinari, Rock and Republic, Roberto Cavalli, and Ober Jeans.
Miranda hit the United States market in a big way when she landed a lucrative contract with Maybelline New York in 2006, where her image carried the Maybelline message in print campaigns in major women’s beauty magazines including Cosmopolitan, CLEO, and Elle. After her successful Maybelline campaign, she became the first Australian model to be signed by Victoria’s Secret as the first Australian Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Kerr’s global exposure continued to grow, with her appearances on the televised runway shows “Victoria’s Secret 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009”. In 2009 she founded Kora Organics, and introduced her exclusive line of skincare products Kora Organic Skincare.  The company is based in Sydney, Australia, and Miranda’s mother manages it and her brother works there as well.
Miranda married actor Orlando Bloom in 2010 after having dated him three years, and they gave birth to their first child, a boy, Flynn Christopher Blanchard Bloom.
Miranda practices Nichiren Buddhism, a branch of Mahayana Buddhism based on the Lotus Sutra, which teaches that all people have an innate “Buddha Nature” and thus are capable of attaining enlightenment in their current form and present lifetime. She believes that “we have a responsibility to bring peace and harmony to our lives and the world.”
It is perhaps this commitment to harmony that caused her to save the job of an admirer who didn’t know he was on live television! In February 2010, Channel 7 News, Sydney Australia was broadcasting a live interview on a financial topic at The Macquarie Bank with a bank manager, while an associate in the background could clearly be seen admiring a series of explicit photos of Miranda on his computer screen.
Without knowing it, the interviewer’s story was being upstaged on live TV by Miranda Kerr!  This local TV news interview went viral on You Tube, reaching 1.3 million views in a few days. The associate was suspended and termination seemed likely when a local petition in favor of the Kerr fan keeping his job snowballed. Miranda spoke out in favor of her fan,  and offered to sign the petition. As a result, the bank let the roving eyed associate keep his job.
Stunningly beautiful, her model “trademark” is probably her dimples…. At the young age of twenty nine, we can expect much success for the talented Super Model Miranda Kerr who has not only modeled but started her own company, written an inspirational self-help book for teenage girls “Treasure Yourself”, and done extensive work for charity groups largely concerned with preservation of wildlife.
We close with truly accurate comments about Miranda from celebrity photographer Russell James:  “The US has fallen in love with her. We love her because she has the most incredible girl-next-door look and she’s also insanely beautiful. It means women are not intimidated by her looks and guys think they might be able to talk to her. It’s a fantastic combination … people want to be around her; she’s fun on a shoot … and she’s not stupid, which can be a very annoying trait among some models.”
Good job, and “Cheers!” to you, Australian Super Model Miranda Kerr !
 

What kind of knickers should be worn with a garter belt?

December 1, 2012 under Vintage
woman in stockings with a dog on a leash is picking up her dropped purse.  High heels, stockings, suspender belt, knickers, hat, bizarre.

pin up girl in knickers

I absolutely love the authentic pin up girl look with fully fashioned stockings and garter belt and I’d love to re-create that look.

I remember hearing in a talk show that garter belts are not supposed to be worn with thongs, at least authentically.  It makes sense since thongs are a relatively recent invention.

But what kind of panty would one wear?  Or, should I say the British way, what kind of knickers? I would appreciate if someone can send me some ideas.

I am also trying to understand if in the vintage image below garter belt straps are attached to the panty or if the panty is being worn over the belt.  Ideas?

I would really like to do a photoshoot dressed in the most authentic way possible.

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Interview with CJ from Tights Fashion UK

November 3, 2012 under Interviews

Fantasy Stockings is pleased to present this interview with CJ from TightsFashion, a UK-based website that provides comparison of hosiery brands and presents a lot of useful information and  beautiful photos.  

 

How did you decide to start your site?  Many people like the product, but only a few decide to go as far as you with the idea.

 

It might surprise visitors to TightsFashion on to know that there was a time when I had no interest in tights and knew nothing about them.   An engineer by training and careful with money by nature I was alarmed by how often my wife threw out tights and bought new pairs.  To cut a long story short I did some testing together with my wife to find a brand and style of hosiery that would offer the optimum value for money… the most durability for least cost while at the same time looking good.

TightsFashion was more of an accident than a plan.  I was experimenting with a few things relating to search engine rankings for another project and decided to set up a site in another area entirely to test the ideas.   I had some data on tights/pantyhose to hand from my earlier research with my wife so decided to use that as the content to save time and effort.

Then I was approached by a hosiery retailer wanting me to become an affiliate and carry advertising… the rest as they say is history.

 

Do you have any totally wild and outrageous ideas for hosiery photoshoots that you would like to create? 

 

I have one idea, but perhaps not one to share with your readers.  I would love to shoot a transsexual model, but in such a way that it was not apparent what she was; that is pass her off as just another young woman.

Why?  You might ask.   Well there was a rumour some years ago that a major hosiery retailer was using a model of this type on their packaging, the suggestion being that people who are genetically male don’t get cellulite.   I have no idea if that is true, but if they could get away with it then why couldn’t I.

 

You probably meet men who actually enjoy wearing hosiery.  Do you feel that there is a good market for men’s hosiery?

 

Hosiery for men is a tricky topic.   I think men make up a significant part of the hosiery buying and hosiery wearing population, particularly on-line.  The problem is that many/most of those men are not buying for reasons of fashion.

Some men are buying to keep warm or for medical reasons, a lot of specialist make hosiery has more in common with thermal underwear than fashion hosiery and on the whole I find it uninteresting.

My view is that for most men buying hosiery there is a fetish aspect and the fact that tights/pantyhose are made for women is part of the appeal.  My own view is that "female" hosiery is generally nicer to wear, and usually far cheaper to buy.

 

I can’t help but notice your photography skills, did you learn yourself or did you enroll in some formal training? 

 

Aside from a few hours of very basic tuition I am entirely self-taught as far as photography is concerned.  I would like to get a lot more time in the studio with models to try more things and to learn more. Some of my shoots are purely for learning and never get published.

 

I am always interested in how producers choose their models.  What is important to you and based on what criteria do you choose them?

 

Generally I use girls who are new to or hoping to get into modelling.  Partly this is to give new talent a chance, plus it lets me take complete control and work at my own pace.

 

I also try to choose models who live close by and perhaps most importantly like hosiery… the one shot I did that really disappointed me was with a model with a great body but no love of hosiery.

 

I avoid tattoos because they distract from the tights.   I don’t demand perfect skin as the whole point of the hosiery is to cover the imperfections.

 

Do you have any other interests or hobbies that you enjoy in your spare time?

 

I am not quite sure what "spare time" is.  I have rather a lot of hobbies and interests and not enough time to do them all.  I really enjoy hiking/walking and I often combine this with a love of travel.   I am very interested in wine and I run a wine tasting club that meets once a month… my holidays tend to be to places with vineyards too.

 

I enjoy working on my garden and I have a pond with koi carp.  Photography of course, outdoor rather than in the studio.

 

I am a member of a clay pigeon shooting club … (for those not familiar with the sport the "pigeons" are clay discs fired from a catapult launcher, they replaced live pigeons many decades ago), and a badminton club.

 

Why do you think that pantyhose and stockings sales declined in the past 2 decades? 

 

I don’t have any firm data on this, and of course I can really only look at the UK, but my feeling is that compared to 1992 the market is smaller but growing fast.   The growth in the number of on line retailers, and the success of more established sites like UKTights is testament to this.

 

You say that “what is right for a girlfriend and what is right for a wife are different”.  Can you explain to us how so?  In my ideal world there wouldn’t be a difference, but I realize that it may not be the case for others.

 

 

This is just an observation based on many years of experience.   A girlfriend will love it that you bought her something sexy and expensive, a wife will probably complain at the waste of money and the fact it is not the style she usually wears.  Of course it varies from woman to woman but I expect most married men will know what I mean.

 

 

You mention that in your tights review you talk about sizing.  I usually take size Medium, but I find that it really varies from brand to brand.  Why do you think they can’t just make these sizes standard worldwide to keep it simple for the consumer?

 

This is an easy one.   Look at the average woman in the USA.  Now look at the average Japanese woman.  Then consider the varying heights and shapes across Germany, Italy, France, Spain, UK… there is simply no way that you can make any small/medium/large system work across the whole range.   I do find it frustrating that the European size schemes all use similar notation but the sizes are different.

e.g. Kunert size IV is 44-46 in Germany, 46-48 in Italy and France and 50-52 in Russia, and what do those numbers mean anyway?

 


I notice that you really praise seamless pantyhose in your reviews.  Do you think that seamless would be the hosiery of the future?  I recently tried on an evening dress and realized that seams from my pantyhose were showing through the gentle fabric. 


I love seamless pantyhose but they are not the future.   I do think though that every premium brand should have a seamless style precisely for the reason that you mention, even the best flat seams can show through light and tight fashion.  That and seamless look and feel so sexy.

Why not the future?   Well they are expensive to make for one so will never displace hosiery made in two halves and seamed together.   The seamless knitting process makes it hard to knit a deep body section so they tend to be hipster styled unless you are very slim in the hips and bottom, they you can get them waist high.

 

In your tips for gift ideas, you mention that it’s best not to go with hosiery less than 10 den.  Does this mean that you personally are not a fan of ultra-sheer hosiery? 

 

On the contrary I am a huge fan of ultra-sheer hosiery, and I suspect many men buying hosiery as a gift might love the idea the ultra-sheer material on their loved one.

My advice is aimed at men who need advice and I am trying to avoid the situation of a guy buying sheer hosiery for his lady who is not a regular wearer of sheer hosiery and ruining it either taking it from the packet or putting it on, particularly if the ultra-sheer hosiery is not top quality.  I have had 10 denier 40% lycra pantyhose from the supermarket literally fall to bits as I stretched it prior to wearing.  Some of the best hosiery is 5-9 denier, but this is not for the beginner in my experience.

 

It is quite rare to see pantyhose in a fashion magazine unless it’s some kind of a winter jacket commercial that obviously won’t be styled with summer sandals.  Do you have any opinion on why this bare leg look is promoted in the fashion industry?  

 

This is an interesting question.   It shows in some ways how North America lags behind Europe in terms of fashion.  Two years ago the fashion press would still be saying "steer clear of sheer" but now sheer hosiery is popular even among, or maybe particularly among, younger women.

 

Some women of a certain age who never wore hosiery still go for the bare leg look but now they are the ones out of step with fashion.  It will be interesting to see if the look transfers over the Atlantic in the coming year.

TightsFashion is unique on the web, although there have been attempts to copy both the content and the format.   First and foremost it is a site for lovers of hosiery as a fashion item, designed to provide information on as many styles and brands as possible and to provide price comparison between the leading on line retailers.  The information on the site is provided for all to use free of charge, to promote the wearing of hosiery for the beautifying of legs everywhere.

 

If you would like to stay current with the updates from TightsFashion, you are welcome to follow CJ on Twitter, @TightsFashion, or connect on Facebook through the Tights Fashion Fan Page.  

http://www.tightsfashion.co.uk/

 

Kim Basinger in Golden Lady Pantyhose Commercial

October 21, 2012 under Famous

I remember watching this commercial and wondering how they made it so sensual.  Kim Basinger (the actress from the first Batman movie) has amazing legs and her attitude is so sexy.

I also just recently tried Golden Lady, 20 den – one of those in a square box package that you see in Kim’s trunk in the commercial.  That type of pantyhose is not folded around a cardboard insert, it’s just stuffed into a little compact box.  Well, when I took it out, it wasn’t neatly folded, it was all wrinkled like crepe paper.

My experience overall was positive, but I can’t really say that it feels great.  I liked that they made the toe reinforced, but I am so already not used to seeing pantyhose without a gusset.

Golden Lady brand is not known in North America, but it is very common in Europe.  It is made in Italy and has a good reputation.  I have a couple of other styles on hand from this brand, so I’ll give it a try.

 

Vintage Pantyhose Commercial

July 22, 2012 under Vintage

I saw these on the pantyhose forum, posted by Pavel.  I thought I’d share it with you.  It’s good to know that Elbeo brand is still around.  It is actually one of the oldest hosiery brands that exist.

Please see translation below in a comment posted by a person who speaks German. This way you can understand what it says on the packaging.  Thank you, my German readers for helping me out with that!

 

 

 

 

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