Does anybody know which show this was? I just saw it in the blog section of a hosiery manufacturer, but I am positive the tights are not even from them.
These are some really bold colours these boys are wearing! Based on the styling, I’d guess that these are designs inspired by some medieval decades when a man without stockings would be a man without any status.
Burberry’s creative director, Christopher Bailey, thinks that plain pantyhose are boring and bare legs in winter – just stupid. In this fashion show his models wear rhombus (or snake) print tights.
But is this on purpose that patterns are all crooked? Or, even better, one leg crooked and one leg straight? At first I thought he was trying to go for the candy cane effect, but I now think that someone was just simply in a big rush getting dressed. I’d love to hear your opinions.
I’ve been recently looking at the photos of Jourdan Dunn, a British model of colour. Somehow these darker women are such a minority on the runway that every time I see one, I get really excited. Even she herself admitted that she was cancelled from Dior runway because she wasn’t the right colour.
People would say that she is a good model material because her look is so versatile, just by changing long black wavy hair to other black short hairstyles her look is dramatically changed. She may look sweet and spontaneous, or completely stern, or like an exotic ball of fire from a mythology book.
I guess in some ways I feel that models like her have a bit of a hair advantage since it is common for ladies of colour to change wigs and thus create all sorts of celebrity hairstyles. White girls keep their hair natural most of the time, so there is a limit to how you can change it up.
There was a point in my life when I wanted to get a real short boyish haircut, but somehow figured it was too permanent to do. Short hairstyles for women are considered sexy and modern, but when you cut it, you can’t go back. Another thing that persuaded me to keep some length was when I heard that short hair is a real mess when you are on the beach.
Jourdan Dunn has a nice slim body, naturally – that’s the way she was since she was a teenager, kind of skinny and awkward at the time. It doesn’t mean she doesn’t like to eat, she even hosts her own cooking show called “Well Dunn”.
Stockings, pantyhose, leggings, and other hosiery seems to be part of Jourdan Dunn fantasy photoshoots. Especially the fishnets layered with stockings caught my attention since it is quite a rare combination to begin with. This probably caught my attention more and thus landed this article on this blog.
This weekend I came to a fashion show and managed to see a little of it before I ventured backstage to help the girls with their outfits. If I manage to snatch a few more photos from that show of models in stockings from other photographers, I’ll post.
Fashion shows are very stressful and usually there are assistants to help with the outfits. If a model needs to quickly change from one outfit to another, she may not have a chance to attach the garter belt or to align the backseam.
To all my friends who celebrate Easter, you may find it entertaining that in 2008 Gucci decided to run a series of pysanka-inspired designs. Pysanka is the art of Ukrainian Easter egg decoration. It’s quite a procedure!
With some precision wax application and alternating colouring solutions one can achieve incredibly detailed designs. One time, a very long time ago, when I was a teen, I had the experience of making such a decorative egg at an ethnic event.
By the way, for those of you who are interested in recycling pantyhose, it is used to dye Easter eggs. Pantyhose fabric plays the role of a casing that presses leaves or designs against the egg and thus leaving that shape uncoloured.
I am asking Julia from Ukraine to do a hosiery-inspired pysanka design for this blog. Will she do it? Your encouragement is greatly appreciated in both verbal and financial form.
I found this fun segment on Youtube. It looks like these models had a pantyhose fashion assignment! Which one of them will be the alpha hosiery model? Which one has the best imagination and legs to go with it?
Are these random shots of models who happen to wear pantyhose or is this really a fashion challenge? I am trying to find the full version of this video, so if anyone can help to locate this divine hosiery model material, I’ll be so grateful. There are some references online to this saying that Heidi Klum was one of the judges.
A native German speaker translated for me the two sentences that we hear the models say: “You may get used to these clothes…” and “I was glad that the body covered my butt cheeks”. He is pretty sure that it was an assignment to present pantyhose. Seriously, they have bikini contests, why not have hosiery contests?
Perhaps modeling pantyhose is a challenging assignment just because it is not a common garment to be shown off like that. Garter belts and stockings are so common that you can see them on any poster, but pantyhose, especially without a skirt, is a different topic because it is not as abundantly displayed. The job of a hosiery model is not easy since she needs to present a garment in an attractive way without looking vulgar or too suggestive.
Is there more about Chanel Iman than meets the eye? When she is walking around, prancing around and posing in front of a crowd of photographs on the golden runway, wearing beautiful clothes made by the best designers from the whole world, we just see another new gorgeous American beauty, is that all we can say about her, or can we investigate a little bit more and discover very interesting things in her life, or is her life just boredom ?
First of all we can notice that she sometimes looks Afro-American, then on other pictures, displaying a large white teethed smile, her shiny cheekbones showing her happiness at wearing marvellous dresses and getting her endless legs covered with bright sheer tights or smooth stockings, she looks more Asian but still black, we are a little bit puzzled about it.
We just wonder, where does that cute girl come from, there is something strange in her look? Actually we are quickly told that she is part Korean and part Afro-American. Her Korean mother was born in Seoul. Her father is Afro-American. If you are ever in Los Angeles, you may visit the clothing store (The Red Bag Boutique) that Chanel’s mother opened, not without the help of her daughter, of course.
It is thanks to her aunt that she could become a model. At the age of 13 Chanel’s aunt took her to California to meet with modelling agencies and as a result Chanel signed up with Ford Models.
What about her name, it sounds weird, not American at all, Arabian? Her real first name is Robinson, just like that of a cast away seaman Robinson Crusoe on an isolated island, who after rambling around finally met his companion named “Friday”. But our Robinson Chanel Iman is not alone at all right now, she is even invited to the White House parties by the current president of the United States, Barack Obama.
Is Michelle jealous of her? We do not know yet, but I think if I were Michelle, I would be a little frightened to see this snazzy girl getting invited at home, her gorgeous dress clinging to her hips while wearing beautiful silky pink tights and trying to raise herself up on her tiptoes to decorate the top of the Christmas tree in the White House.
Is she a new Marylin Monroe, a new American President’s lover, a new coming icon, is a new romance on its way in the White House? What about Robinson’s private life? I guess not, she is not living with a companion like Friday.
By the way, her first name, Chanel, was chosen by her mother. While pregnant, she had a book with her about Coco Chanel, hopefully for us for these days she had no book about Karl Lagersfeld.
Atlanta is her birthplace, a city where many Afro-American people live, a place from the deep South. But do not be misled, she was not a poor cotton picking girl in the purple fields, sweating from morning to night, accompanied by Whoopie Goldberg, and ill treated by bad white bosses, like out of a movie scene from “The Color Purple”.
Her father used to be a professional basketball player and already earned a lot of money with that sport by the time she went to school. Our princess girl was not compelled of working hard at school, she was a real beauty. Nowadays Atlanta is a very progressive and tolerant place. For example, they have a very big and active gay community and about 1 in 5 residents is part of the LGBT community.
Being a modern girl in a modern city, Chanel Iman recently started her internet blog and is now involved in a Kinect game on Xbox. We could say she is rather a business woman and not just a beautiful dummy. She is a rare combination of pretty and smart.
Chanel Iman is posing for Korean Vogue in fancy vintage hats and black hosiery
Chanel Iman Р“СћРІвЂљВ¬РІР‚Сљ Mehr als ein hР“С“Р’Сbsches Gesicht
Steckt hinter Chanel Iman mehr, als es den Anschein hat? Wenn sie vor einer Meute von Fotografen
am goldenen Runway schreitet, stolziert oder posiert und dabei schà?ne Kleider der besten Designer
der Welt trà?gt, sehen wir eine neue atemberaubende amerikanische Schà?nheit. Ist das schon
alles was man Р“С“Р’Сber sie sagen kann? Vielleicht kà?nnen wir ein bisschen tiefer graben und dabei
interessante Dinge Р“С“Р’Сber ihr Leben erfahren Р“СћРІвЂљВ¬РІР‚Сљ oder ist ihr Leben gar pure Langeweile?
Zuallererst stellen wir fest, dass sie oft einen afro-amerikanischen Eindruck macht, dann aber wiederum sehen wir auf anderen Bildern, wo sie ihr strahlendes Là?cheln zeigt und ihre glà?nzenden Wangenknochen ihre Freude darР“С“Р’Сber verraten, wunderbare Kleider tragen zu dР“С“Р’Сrfen, ihre endlosen
Beine in hell glà?nzende Strumpfhosen oder sanfte StrР“С“Р’Сmpfe zu hР“С“Р’Сllen, dass sie eher asiatisch, aber dennoch schwarz aussieht, was uns doch ein wenig ratlos zurР“С“Р’Сcklà?sst.
Da fragen wir uns doch, wo kommt dieses sР“С“Р’СР“С“Р•С‘e Mà?dchen, bei diesem exotischen Aussehen her? Nun, wir erfahren recht schnell, dass sie zum Teil koreanisch und zum Teil afro-amerikanische Wurzeln hat. Ihre koreanische Mutter stammt aus Seoul, ihr Vater ist Afro-Amerikaner. Sollte man jemals nach Los Angeles kommen, dann wà?re es eine gute Idee das Bekleidungsgeschà?ft ihrer Mutter Р“СћРІвЂљВ¬РІР‚Сљ The Red Bag Boutique Р“СћРІвЂљВ¬РІР‚Сљ das diese mit der Hilfe ihrer Tochter erà?ffnet hat, zu besuchen.
Dank ihrer Tante wurde Chanel ein Model. Mit 13 wurde sie von ihrer Tante nach Kalifornien zu einem Treffen mit Modelagenturen gebracht, wo Chanel bei Ford Models unterzeichnete.
Aber was ist mit ihrem Namen, der ist doch auch ungewà?hnlich und Р“С“Р’Сberhaupt nicht amerikanisch, mà?glicherweise arabisch? Ihr wahrer erster Vorname ist Robinson, nach dem SchiffbrР“С“Р’Сchigen Seefahrer Robinson Crusoe, der lange alleine ausharren muss, bis er sich mit Р“СћРІвЂљВ¬Р•С•Freitag" anfreundet.
Aber unsere Robinson Chanel Iman ist derzeit Р“С“Р’Сberhaupt nicht allein, ganz im Gegensatz, sie wird unter dem aktuellen US-Prà?sidenten Barack Obama sogar zu Feiern ins WeiР“С“Р•С‘e Haus eingeladen.
Ist Michelle eifersР“С“Р’Сchtig? Das kà?nnen wir nicht sagen, aber wenn ich sie wà?re, wà?re ich schon besorgt, wenn ich zusehen mР“С“Р’Сsste, wie dieses schicke Mà?del nach Hause eingeladen wird und sie womà?glich auch noch in einem hР“С“Р’Сbschen, eng an ihren HР“С“Р’Сften liegenden Kleid und in schà?nen, seidigen pinken strumpfhosen auf ihren Zehenspitzen versucht die Spitze des Weihnachtsbaums des WeiР“С“Р•С‘en Hauses zu dekorieren.
Ist sie gar eine neue Marilyn Monroe und damit eine neue Prà?sidenten-Geliebte, eine neue Ikone, bahnt sich gar eine Romanze im WeiР“С“Р•С‘en Haus an? Was ist mit ihrem Privatleben? Ich denke nicht, sie lebt ohne einen Gefà?hrten wie Freitag.
Р“С“Р•вЂњbrigens, ihren Vorname, Chanel, hat sich ihre Mutter ausgesucht. Wà?hrend der Schwangerschaft las sie ein Buch Р“С“Р’Сber Coco Chanel, gottseidank hatte sie damals keines Р“С“Р’Сber Karl Lagerfeld dabei.
Ihr Geburtsort ist Atlanta, eine Stadt mit hohem Anteil an Afro-Amerikanern tief im amerikanischen SР“С“Р’Сden. Trotzdem sollte man sich davon nicht in die Irre fР“С“Р’Сhren lassen und glauben sie wà?re eine arme BaumwollpflР“С“Р’Сckerin gewesen, die auf dem Feld zusammen mit Whoopie Goldberg von morgens bis abends schwitzen und dabei von miesen weiР“С“Р•С‘en Bossen auch noch schlecht behandelt wird, ganz soals wà?re das eine Szene aus dem Film Р“СћРІвЂљВ¬Р•С•Die Farbe Lila".
Ihr Vater war nà?mlich ein Profi-Basketballer und verdiente in dem Sport schon gut zu der Zeit, als sie noch zur Schule ging. Unsere kleine Prinzessin musste sich in der Schule nicht anstrengen, sie war eine echte Schà?nheit. Heutzutage ist Atlanta ohnehin ein fortschrittlicher und toleranter Ort. So gibt es dort beispielsweise eine groР“С“Р•С‘e und umtriebige Gay community und sogar jeder fР“С“Р’Сnfte Einwohner gehà?rt der LGBT community an.
Wie es zu einem modernen Mà?dchen in einer modernen Stadt passt, hat Chanel Iman vor kurzem auch einen Blog gestartet und wirkt auch bei einem Kinect-Spiel auf der Xbox mit. Wir kà?nnen daher wohl sagen, dass sie mehr von einer Geschà?ftsfrau als von einer dumpfen Schà?nheit hat. Sie ist eine der seltenen Kombinationen aus hР“С“Р’Сbsch und smart.
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There is a whole lot of ways to draw public attention to your irresistible self, but the next case can simply render you speechlessly perplexed, especially if you at least a bit care for your appearance, particularly, the look of your legs.
It was one of those entertainment TV shows, Shopaholics, aired on Russian MTV channel, with very simple set of rules. Several contestants are given 5000 RUB each (approximate equivalent for 160 USD) and a restricted span of time (an hour, seemingly) to stir up their creative inner-stylist while rushing around the designated mall and hunting up the garments. Afterwords, finds are put on, exhibited in front of jury’s panel, judged and mocked on by the respective board and the decision upon winner is brought out.
Short clip of the Shopaholics, that we offer for your amusement alongside this post, shows popular Russian TV/radio host and fashion model Victoria Bonya, as she is impertinently getting rid of pantyhose right away on the faux catwalk stage. The broadcast is in Russian, so let’s highlight vital points in conversation.
When the clip commences, Victoria is praised on her choice of dress and hair-do by the first stylist and suddenly he came to halt with flattering to make a remark about her tights. To put it the way he said it might have sounded like ‘they knocked me out’.
While the main stylist, Vitaliy Kozak, haven’t even taken his opportunity to end the phrase, the resourceful participant of Shopaholics interrupted him, expeditiously catching at the chance to remedy the situation, ‘I can take them off! Would you like?..’ Then two of judging stylists seemed to goad her in a jest to doing thus, but Bonya pulled up the hem of her dress and started to wriggle out of reportedly misused pantyhose.
The jury was stunned, but our bold competitor effortlessly and shamelessly proceeded, ‘Look, I’m a fashion model, and as you know they, models, are used to putting things on and undressing straight away at the show. It’s not that complicated… You know why (I opted to wearing tights under the dress)?.. Because of the shoes! Don’t know why, those spangles led me astray!’
Pantyhose were thrown away, new Victoria’s look sans tights was approved without exception. Moreover, male stylist dilated on the subject of pantyhose having suggested to wear them only in the winter and strictly under the trousers (everyone is entitled to their opinion, so we will skip this statement without response).
In her behind-the-scene commentaries, the girl also elaborates on her prompt decision, ‘I realized if I would not have taken the tights, that would be my blunder. So I eagerly doffed them without any concern of cameras and the like. I terribly apologise if somebody was embarrassed by this move, but I didn’t take off the underwear, it was just tights!’
As the bottom line, it’s obvious, that daring blonde appeared much better looking after having replaced matte pantyhose with her tanned bare skin. However, the question yet abides: what were you thinking of meanwhile picking up all that attire, given that you were surely aware the duds should come in line with each other. Maybe, to strut all your stuff at once?
Black dress with a gaudy pompous frills athwart, perked up with nude sparkly pumps, and finally diluted by lustreless, apparently thickish for the-purpose-in-hand legwear. Why don’t simply position one thing into focus and gather the rest pieces in accordance to the staple garment? In the end, you don’t ascribe your faulty look to shoes or hosiery or whatever, if it was you who chose them!
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