Translation: “In Krasotka (Beauty) cab you can read a magazine and change your pantyhose”
Did you get a run in your pantyhose, but don’t have a spare pair on you? Even worse, are you running short on time and can’t afford to go look for a public washroom to change in?
In Odessa, Ukraine, a new taxi service for women called Krasotka (means Beauty) caters to women and has basic items available for their comfort and needs. If your pantyhose ripped accidentally, they will give you a new one.
On their website they even say that they offer a service to transport goods and give an example – if a woman is busy, but her girlfriend is in desperate need of a spare pair of pantyhose, she can ask Krasotka taxi to urgently deliver the item. They have everything from tampons, umbrellas, to children toys.
Even though the owner of the company is a man, Krasotka’s clients and drivers are only female. Men are rarely allowed only if they are being accompanied by a woman (as part of her baggage, I suppose). Once they made an exception for a male gay couple who wanted a ride and gave a bold statement that they are “girls too”.
Hyatt women oriented hotel in Calgary decided to offer women-friendly service with rooms equipped with curling irons, hairspray, deodorant, and even pantyhose! For a travelling woman these are essential items that she just can’t do without.
Hyatt Women Oriented Hotel in Calgary Offers Pantyhose to Visitors
I really hope that when I visit Calgary, I’ll stay at that pantyhose hotel. Looks like I may need to go there soon anyway, after they recover from the flood. It is a very developed city and I only managed to see it for about an hour before when I drove through it. Many people come there for business.
Isn’t this a progress that a hotel finally decides to recognize pantyhose as a basic need for a business woman? It’s just as important as groomed hair and clean clothes.
A big hosiery fan like me for sure won’t forget to pack pantyhose, but I still would be excited to dig through some pantyhose provided in my hotel room. Do you have any thoughts on this new marketing technique for hotels? With the growing number of female entrepreneurs, this could be a very smart strategy.
Every time I am in Cuba, I am surprised to see female hotel staff wear hosiery at all times despite the heat with closed toe shoes. If I’d have that job, I probably wouldn’t be able to take it anymore and would go ahead and jump in the pool.
A model is posing in a maid outfit near the pool. Courtesy of WamInStyle team.
Just recently one of the women I know returned from Cuba and that was the first thing she mentioned to me, knowing about my hosiery obsession.
To my surprise Cuban staff wear hosiery, but not basic plain. They all seemed to show off with a variety of patterned tights. Not only that they wear it, they put effort to draw attention.
I also visited Dominican Republic and Mexico, but their staff go with bare legs. Only Cuba seems to maintain such high dress code standard.
I can’t really say if I like the idea despire my love for hosiery. To me clothes should not jeopardize one’s health. At temperatures soaring close to 40 Celsius wearing synthetic fabrics may lead to skin irritation, fungus infection, and to additional female problems.
Once I was walking all stylish in the heat of the Middle East and the next day ended up with an excema-like rash on my skin. Locals confirmed that this is what happens to them too if they don’t dress smartly in such heat.
Do you think that pantyhose should still be enforced in extreme heat? I would probably suggest in summer months to wear fine fishnet stockings (no silicon lining) with a garter belt in order to both look stylish and not feel too hot.
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