Pierre Molinier’s work at an Art Exhibit at PhotoEspaña 2017 in Madrid

June 15, 2017 under Art

fetish, Madrid, artist, photographyPhotoEspaña, Círculo de Bellas Artes, hosting an art exhibition of many artists, including the French photographer and painter, Pierre Molinier, who was an avid black stockings fetishist and a transvestite.

This exhibit takes place in Madrid from May 31st to August 27th, 2017.

Is anyone currently in Spain now? Can you visit and tell me what it was like? I wrote about him earlier, his work is for sure a bit of a taboo, don’t go with your children.

There is a lot of explicit nudity and maybe even violence from what I’ve read about the artist. This would be an 18+ exhibit.This French artist was considered completely shameless, or perhaps just way too progressive for his era.

Golden Lady Fashion Show – Seamless Pantyhose on the Runway

May 29, 2017 under Golden Lady, Runway

I saw these amazing photos on one of the ethnic pantyhose forums and they are taken by Alexander Zhuravlev, the website is in the watermark on the images. This was a fashion show from 2016 for Golden Lady and they were showing “Rock My Legs” collection of seamless pantyhose.

I am thrilled to see this nice white shade, however I haven’t seen it available for sale. Currently I am clearing out some Golden Lady 20 den seamless and Golden Lady 40 den seamless styles called My Secret. They are very popular, but kind of hard to get, I need to go through a Polish supplier and I know that they make me wait for a long time because they are ordering it from somewhere (likely Russia) themselves. It’s just not efficient, I prefer to continue working with factories directly and I wasn’t able to get a response from Golden Lady to open a wholesale account.

golden lady seamless pantyhose fashion show models on the runway

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I also noticed that there were pink sheer seamless pantyhose in that show and even some seamless pantyhose with polka dot patterns. I haven’t seen those before! My suspicion is that they were made for that fashion show only.

golden lady seamless pantyhose fashion show models on the runway pattern lilac tights 2

golden lady seamless pantyhose fashion show models on the runway pattern lilac tights

golden lady seamless pantyhose fashion show models on the runway pattern lilac and polka dot tights

golden lady seamless pantyhose fashion show models on the runway pink tights 3

golden lady seamless pantyhose fashion show models on the runway pink tights 2

golden lady seamless pantyhose fashion show models on the runway pink tights

 

The most photogenic pair of pantyhose!

July 5, 2016 under Fiore

Do you agree? These pantyhose photograph so well. I think they look much better on the legs than they look on the package cover. These are Altea by Fiore.

altea tights on my legs 2

I put it on, started to play in front of the camera, and didn’t want to stop. Sexy and flirty, this print looks so cool! I just loved it. It is sheer to waist with a t-top, cotton gusset, and invisibly reinforced toe.

Natalia Wolska models Fiore stockings

May 4, 2014 under Fiore

This is Natalia Wolska, a Polish model, who took some photos with Fiore stockings. Usually bloggers and models do fashion shoots, but it is so rare to see a lingerie photoshoot like this in black and white.

When I see this, it makes me want to dress up in some nice lingerie. I love her garter belt and the way she is holding on to the welt of the stocking. She is simply divine.

In the photo below she is wearing Jovitta stockings by Fiore.

Jovitta stockings Fiore on a fashion model

Natalia modeling Jovitta stockings

In the photo below Natalia is wearing Celia stay up stockings.

model in Celia hold up stockings by Fiore hosiery

Natalia modeling Celia stay ups

Adora stockings are 8 den. In the photo below Natalia is wearing that style.

model in Adora belt stockings by Fiore

Natalia is wearing Adora stockings

 

Fashion 2001 Book with Nostalgic Nylon Photos

August 7, 2013 under News

fashion 2011 magazine Lucille Khornak pages of fashion 2011 magazinephoto of cleopatra in nylon photo of nylon feet  photo of white pantyhose and shoes

I got this book in the second hand shop because as I flipped through it, I saw some images that in this decade will no longer make it to a fashion book.  Or, at least, in my dreams.  These are in a way nostalgic nylon photos.

This is a large print book (37 cm by 27 cm) from 2001 of photography by Lucille Khornak featuring outfits by famous designers.  If you are into art, avant-garde, and so on, that book for sure is very impressive.

Sorry for the quality, but I snapped some photos of the pages to give you an idea.  Not all of the photos have pantyhose in them, but let’s just say that there are enough that could be cut out and nicely framed.

photo of wetlook socks

and this one is for my wetlook fans

Do you want this book?  I can sell it to you for $5, what I paid for it, basically.  Plus the shipping.

Contact me if you want it.

friends@fantasystockings.com

My Copy of Finn Magazine Arrived!

March 21, 2013 under News

finn magazine 3I am so excited, yesterday I got my first copy of Finn Magazine in the mail!  It was so discreetly packaged that I couldn’t even tell what it is myself.  When I opened it, I was thrilled and I couldn’t wait to see and read everything.

Actually I didn’t expect it to be printed on such high quality paper with such high quality ink.  It’s not one of those magazines that you pick up at the gas station, it’s actually looks and feels like an art book.

Probably showing feet in nylon would call for high end printing to convey in a photograph of what it was really like to be there.  Only on a large print with high resolution one would be able to see the fine weave of pantyhose as if you were looking at it in real life.

My own article about flight attendants is published there and I feel very proud to be featured in that magazine as a writer.  It’s an honour to write for them.

You can order your copy here – The Finn Magazine Page

Update: Finn mag just gave me a special promo code for my readers. If you want it, either sign up for the newsletter or e -mail me directly.

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.

*Dear friends, please remember what makes this blog possible – your purchases at the shop section.  Would there be a sleek pair of stockings or pantyhose there that you’d like for yourself?  Please visit our online hosiery shop.*

Wrong Shade of Pantyhose?

November 30, 2012 under What to Avoid

Is there such thing as a wrong shade of pantyhose?  I found this photo on a forum.  This woman is wearing pantyhose that looks slightly greener than her own skin tone.  Isn’t it kind of strange?  I would imagine it would look much better on a black girl, for example.

Do you agree?  I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.

OR COULD THIS BE A COLOR CAST FROM THE GRASS AND TREES?

Update on Dec 4th, 2012 – submitted by Mike

In his comment below he says: ”

I agree with David. Beware of color cast!

Pictures taken in a forest, under trees or with a large area of grass tend to be green, because of the reflection of the sun on the green leaves or the grass like above. In the same idea, pics taken in the snow tend to look bluer because of the reflection of the sky on the snow’s surface. I made a corrected version of this photo, if you’re interested. It’s fairer to judge a picture with the good equilibrium of the color tones.”

He says: “I corrected the yellow cast caused by the sun in the background and the green cast caused by the grass on the foreground. I also lowered the saturation of the colour of the girl’s face, as her face looked pinkish.”

Original Photo

After colour correction

 

 

 

 

 

vertical comparison

horizontal comparison

If Mike is right about the colour cast, I’d say that she is actually wearing a good shade of pantyhose judging by the corrected photos.  In terms of her skin tone – I think that the poor girl simply got a bit of a sunburn in the summer.

 

 

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/

 

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Calendar with Victoria Secret Models

September 20, 2012 under Art

I saw these beautiful images online from a calendar.  I didn’t know who the photographer was, so I put up the question here for my readers.  Carl from UK (as you can see in the comments below) was the first one who helped me to make some sense out of who these photos are by.  This photoshoot is for VMANS magazine’s 25th issue and photography by Willy Vanderperre from Belgium.

I looked up a little bit more information and the stylist to thank for such pantyhose exposure is Carine Roitfeld.  She worked with Victoria Secret models for this magazine.  It really looks like the brought the best of the best together to make this happen.

Models Featured:

Doutzen Kroes is Miss January

Joan Smalls is Miss February

Lily Donaldson is Miss March

Miranda Kerr is Miss April

Adriana Lima is Miss May

Izabel Goulart is Miss June

Candice Swanepoel is Miss July

Ana Beatriz Barros is Miss August

Alessandra Ambrosio is Miss September

Anne Vyalitsyna is Miss October

Chanel Iman is Miss November

Karolina Kurkova is Miss December

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