I was just browsing through Vogue and I found a few photos of Manolo Blahnik designs involving his shoes paired perfectly with stockings. This Spanish designer for sure knows how to put the two together. Latex, nylon, or who knows what, it adds that fantasy dimension to the image.
Manolo Blahnik started his career in the 70s and brought back elegance and femininity by popularizing and perfecting the stiletto heel once again. Even though platforms were extremely in fashion in those days, he just didn’t like them and up to this very day you will find any platform shoes in his collection. In his opinion, platform shoes don’t go well with female body proportions.
I asked my friend Juliana to take some photos for me. She just got back from Brazil and she has a very nice tan.
Anything yellow looks amazing with a tan and I thought she would be a perfect person to ask to model this style. She didn’t have anyone to help her with the photo, so she snapped a few herself.
I think these stay up stockings look much nicer in reality compare to the photo on the original package. It is also good to see that it fits nicely all women, even those with fuller thighs.
Buy it here – Lemonade by Fiore
I 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.
PhotoEspaña, 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.
One of the people on my twitter account brought this artist to my attention. Paul Kelley is based in Nova Scotia, Canada. If you browse through his galleries, especially the dance one, there are a lot of paintings of graceful women in pantyhose.
I also spotted a few stockings and garter belts in his sensual collection. Way to go! I am always trying to support local artists, especially those who admire pantyhose and stockings as much as I do.
If you want to see more of his work, please visit his website – http://www.paulkelley.ca/
I just subscribed to his newsletter and I hope to see his exhibit live some day. From time to time I make it to Nova Scotia because my uncle lives not far from there and also because of my love for the ocean.
Many people ask me about patterns in XL size. Not many brands make them!
Here are a few suggestions for fun prints from Fiore’s 2017 Summer Golden Line collection.
Encore polka dot tights by Fiore, 20 den
Butterfly sheer tattoo tights by Fiore, 20 den
Spice up suspender tights by Fiore, 40 den
Supernatural fine mesh pattern tights by Fiore, 20 den
Chatty belt stockings with dotted print by Fiore, 20 den
When I just started selling pantyhose at local women events, I had women come up to me and ask “What colours do you have?” while browsing. Surprisingly, I rarely sold shades other than black and natural. I always wondered, why ask if you would still choose black?
There was one lady who worked for the Board of Trade, she was East Indian, with a darker skin tone. This was the only person who wanted to have something darker, like Cappuccino and Taupe shade, to match her skin tone.
I have some styles in my shop that come in a variety of shades. Have a look if you’d like in case you are one of those who likes to explore different options. One of my favourite writers, Tim Ferris, said that he purposely stopped wearing black at some point and actually experienced some enjoyment as a result.
If you are looking for some exotic shades like Cypria, Cappuccino, and so on, have a look at these tights. They have a very wide pallette of colours. XL is also available!
Lili by Fiore
Sava by Fiore
Both of these cool styles are now 50% Off!
If you are looking for fashion colours like violet and orange, have a look at Paula 40 den tights and at Ester stay up stockings. I brought in a lot of shades!
I went to a restaurant on top of the Calgary Tower with my cousin. She wore my Wolford stay up stockings and I wore Chantal by Fiore. Here are a few photos we managed to do when there were not too many people around.
The food was good, so was the view. This photo is taken from the glass floor. The weather started to get colder and I realize this was one of my last few chances to wear a garter belt.
As you know, my cousin came over and wanted to wear some of my hosiery and shoes for photos. She put on her prom dress and white stay ups for photos.
Turns out, she likes all the Japanese dress up like cosplay. Let’s just say, after wearing these stockings she is not letting go of them and her friends are asking to bring them some too.
If you like these, here they are – Dalila stay up stockings by Fiore. There are only sizes S and M left and the price is reduced to $9.99 for clearance. I think it’s great for brides and for anyone who likes white lingerie in general.