A note about pantyhose in my day calendar

Veronica tights in navy blue on my hipsMy grandfather got me one of those calendars where you tear off a page each day, featuring a humorous little story or poem on every page. One of them was about pantyhose! Here what was in the category “from real letters”:

“What is the correct way to put on pantyhose: over panties or panties over pantyhose? We had a bet with the girls, but nobody knows exactly how to wear and in what sequence to put it on and take it off.”

I’d love to hear what you say! Some women put on panties over pantyhose to prevent it from sliding down, but that’s probably the case with only really cheap pantyhose that doesn’t stay up on its own.

 

Demi Lovato Wears Sexy Bodysuit and Tights in Brazil

shiny fishnet pantyhose and over the knee bootsI was browsing through some foreign news and I spotted this photo of Demi Lovato, looking glamorous in a nice high cut bodysuit and nude fishnet shiny tights. This performance took place in Brazil on July 1st at the Villa Mix Festival.

She admits that Brazil is where most of her fans are and this is where her tours are the craziest. I can see why they like her voluptuous shape there!

Twitter is exploding with samples of her new song #SorryNotSorry and I can’t wait to see the video for that! She says that this song is dedicated to the haters. It looks like on the cover she has another amazing bodysuit. 

 

Giuseppe Palmisano and 300 Women in White Tights Art Project

This work is by an Italian Aritst, Giuseppe Palmisano, it just happened a few days ago in Pesaro, Italy, on June 25th. He scouted 300 women to wear white tights and pose for him. The art project is called Empty (Vuoto). Surprisingly, women did it free of charge just to support the art. They didn’t even get to keep the tights.

I’ve read somewhere that he is going to repeat it with darker skin ladies wearing black tights. However, I’m doing all this through Google Translate, so if someone here speaks Italian, can you have a look and let us know?

Giuseppe welcomes all women, regardless of size and age, but they can’t have any distracting tattoos. I couldn’t include all the photos that I found just because ladies are topless and I am trying to draw a line somewhere in terms of what I want to display on this blog, even though I think that artistic nudity is beautiful.

iosonopipo-vuoto models posing in white tights art

iosonopipo-vuoto white tights hanging on chairs

iosonopipo-vuoto women in white tights posing for an art project

iosonopipo-vuoto women in white tights posing for an art project 2

 

Beauty Pageant Photos – Now and Then

Miss Russia 1993

pantyhose

I found this photo online by accident, a group of Russian women competing for the Beauty Queen title in 1993. It doesn’t sound like it was so long ago, but these women look so different compare to the ones currently on television. Most importantly, I notice they are all wearing pantyhose, except for maybe one in the red jacket.

Miss Russia 2014

Miss Russia 2014

Pantyhose are still here! But the photos are not directed anymore like above, selfies took over. Some girls wear pants.

Miss USA 2017

I can’t find any photos online of candid auditions / castings, can you? Somehow from what I’ve seen, pantyhose is no longer there. Not much clothes at all in general. I tried to search for Canadian beauty pageants, but also, no luck.

no pantyhose sign

Just recently I interviewed a pantyhose entrepreneur from Russia (that interview is coming up soon) and from what he is saying, it sounds like pantyhose-less hype is spreading there too.

 

Evening Gala Event: to wear pantyhose or not to wear?

Anna Kolashnikova in pantyhose 2

Russian famous model, Anna Kalashnikova, trying on a dress for a wedding party. Yes, she wears pantyhose!

 

I saw this in an interview with a Russian / French fashion historian, Alexander Vassiliev, about wearing pantyhose with an evening mid-length dress. Here is a translation of the dialogue, taking place in Estonia (Europe):

 

Interviewer: Now, a question about something idiotic. A colleague read online some “fashion advice” about not wearing pantyhose with a shorter evening dress because it would make the legs glossy and this is not desirable. This would mean that ladies would come to celebrations, regardless of the time of the year, with bare legs. We were shocked. Do you have any comments?

Vassiliev: The author of this “fashion advice” should learn that there are not only shiny pantyhose out there, but also semi-matt and matt. For sure, they are always a must if paired with closed toe shoes.

 

Let me tell you, recently I went for my dental cleaning and I was chatting to my 23 year old dental hygienist. She was telling me about a beautiful wedding she just recently attended. I asked her if she wore pantyhose. Her answer was naturally “no”, as that of most Canadian-born women her age, but she said that she would if she would have a pair. Never in her life she tried on pantyhose, not even once, and there is currently none in her wardrobe.

It’s hard to say whether she said that she would wear it if she would have it just to please me, since she knows that this is what I work with. But at least it’s clear where this “fashion advice” is coming from that gets authentic fashion experts to raise their eye brows.

Sale on Cornelia tights by Fiore

I just put these cool suspender tights on sale. They are only $4.99. However, please note, I only have Small and Medium in stock. This is the reason for the clearance.

Cornelia by Fiore in Linen shade, modeled by Julia:

Cornelia by Fiore on Julia's legs 3

 

Cornelia by Fiore in Black shade, modeled by Jessica (me):

cornelia-tights-in-black by Fiore suspender tights mock stocking imitation

 

Which shade do you think looks hotter? Black on black, or the contrast one? I’d love to hear your opinion. Don’t forget to get one for yourself – Cornelia by Fiore.

Andrey Arshavin’s Ex calls Pantyhose “Anti-Sexy”

Yulia Baranovskaya Arshavin ex wife wears stockings not pantyhoseI came across Yulia Baranovskaya, who is now a co-host in a talk show, telling one of her voluptuous glamorous guests that pantyhose is anti-sexy. Definitely, she is a minority, because most Russian women love it.

At first, she told this blond woman that men are staring at her stockings. The blond one (a big spender, married to a rich man) asked how come she even knows that those are in fact stockings. Yulia said that a woman as sexy as that this one and also in pantyhose would be an impossible combination. She admitted that she is wearing stockings herself.

However, Baranovskaya with all those sexy stockings was not able to hold on to her common law husband, Andrey Arshavin, a professional Russian soccer player. He left her suddenly for another woman, while Yulia was waiting for him in London with their 2 children and a 3rd one on the way.

Pantyhose Wearers are More Likely to Get Searched by Airport Security

dark chocolate pantyhose in the airportI saw someone talking about this article online and decided to also share it here, originally this story appeared on Quora. A woman was flying to Miami for work, wearing black sheer pantyhose. She got stopped by the TSA officer as she was going through security got searched. Later, the officer told her quietly why most likely she got flagged.

A lot of times Pantyhose and Spanx or other compression type clothing make it look like you are smuggling things under your clothing. The scanner cannot detect them correctly. That is probably why it flagged you.”