Fiore Hosiery Styles in XL Plus Sizes from Summer 2017 Collection

May 17, 2017 under Fiore

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

ENCORE 20 den by Fiore pantyhose with polka dots available in plus size XL sheer

Butterfly sheer tattoo tights by Fiore, 20 den

BUTTERFLY 20 den sheer tights by Fiore butterfly pattern on the side, available in plus size, queen size, XL

Spice up suspender tights by Fiore, 40 den

SPICE UP 40 den mock stocking pantyhose, suspender tights, available in plus size, queen size, XL

Supernatural fine mesh pattern tights by Fiore, 20 den

SUPERNATURAL 20 den by Fiore sheer classic tights, plus size pantyhose, queen size hosiery, XL

Chatty belt stockings with dotted print by Fiore, 20 den

CHATTY 20 den dotted stockings for wearing with garter belts, available in plus size, queen size, XL

Anna Azerli – Pin Up Model & Opera Singer

February 4, 2017 under Famous, Photoshoots

Anna Azelri lingerie - leather garter belt

Here are some photos for you of Anna Azerli. She loves to wear pin up lingerie and she also sings a little bit. Her education is in opera, but she says she’d like to sing pop. One of my fans, Nikolaj from Berlin, helped me to find these cool photos.

Anna Azerli posing with a guitar - Rock On Rock On stockings lingerie jacket and stockings on Anna Azelri opera singer pin up model - Анна Азерли man at her feet - fetish - Anna Azelri stockings mistress

Anna Azelri stockings in a limo Anna Azelri stockings 9
pin up dress Anna Azelri stockings 10 pin up Anna Azelri stockings 8 on vacation Anna Azelri stockings 9 posing in a fancy chair Anna Azelri stockings 7 and polka dot lingerie pin up look

Anna brags about getting the best stockings out there. She says that she buys special ones that cost at least $100/pair. She claims to be Italian, but that’s maybe partially because her first language is Russian. Her single hit was a Russian song dedicated to Mr. Putin, “Marry me, President!”.

Anna Azelri in a yellow lace dress and stay up stockings

Anna Azelri stockings and black lingerie on the bed and high heels

Anna Azerli,in one of her shows, said how she  once got kidnapped by mafia for the purpose of gifting her to a narcotics trade king. The cops managed to rescue her in time. She would’ve been quite a present!

Anna Azelri wearing white lingerie 2 Anna Azelri black sheer pantyhose anna azerli, classic evenign gown, and her man stockings Anna Azerli and her dog stockings

Do you like to experiment with different hosiery shades?

September 12, 2016 under Style

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.

 

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I am trying on different colour shoes in a store. Wearing Fortsisima by Gatta pantyhose in light grey shade.

 

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 20 den fiore tightsLili by Fiore

SAVA 15 den

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!

Fiore Chantal Stockings with a Garter Belt

September 5, 2016 under Fiore

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.

Chantal stockings by Fiore

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.

Wearing Luxurious Bridal Stay Up Stockings

August 14, 2016 under Fiore

Dalila white stay up stockings modeled by me close up (2)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.


Dalila stay up stockings in white, bridal style

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Svetlana Volnova, Ukrainian fashion star, falls victim to a scam

January 17, 2016 under Famous, What to Avoid

Svetlana Volnova in black pantyhose geting out of a carDespite her bimbo looks, Svetlana Volnova actually has a programming degree. Somehow this didn’t help her to exercise some logic when she fell victim to a scammer while she was herself trying to avoid paying customs fees for importing her car.

She bought a car in United States to save some money. But when she brought it to Ukraine, turned out that the duties on that car were as much as what she paid for it.

The car was 30,000 USD when she bought it US and the same car would cost 84,000 USD.

So to avoid those customs fees, she got someone who promised her to arrange so she won’t pay. Of course, that was a scammer who simply just took her money – $9,000 USD.

Customs followed up by taking away her car and presenting her with a fine of $8,000. Eventually she managed to get it all settled, but it was a lesson for her.

Svetlana Volnova in stockings

 

How many garter straps can you spot?

November 9, 2015 under Photoshoots

iryna in stockings legs garter straps iryna in stockings

This is my friend, Iryna. She is a model from Vancouver. I got these photos from one of her photoshoots that she did. As you see, there are a lot of garter straps on her stockings. Actually, these are stay ups with the sock part sort of hanging from the welt, but she attached a garter belt on top of it to make it look even more sophisticated. I’d be interested to hear your thoughts!

Stockings and garter belt before the cold begins – Vintage Aristoc

September 21, 2015 under Vintage

Yesterday I saw some red leaves on my neighbour’s tree and realized that for the whole summer I only wore pantyhose and no stockings. So I decided not to wait and make this day special. For no specific reason, I felt that it’s time to open that pair that I carried on so many trips in my suitcase and never managed somehow to find the right evening to actually put on.

I put on a new garter belt, some D&G perfume, and opened a pair that I had already intended to try for a few years – vintage Aristoc stockings sent to me by a fan. The shade was Brandy Snap. Just reading the name of the shade made me feel as if I was part of the Hemingway’s novel.

For my whole night out, these stockings were extremely durable and still look flawless. They have no seam on the leg, but there is a seam running from toe to ankle. However, they are not at all stretchy since they are made of 100% nylon and it was a little tricky for me in the restaurant to sit down and get up without worrying that my garter belt may go undone. Luckily for me, this garter belt turned out to be actually good quality and held on strong for the whole evening.

vintage English hosiery

vintage English hosiery

Aristoc vintage sheer stockings with Shareen micromesh seamfree

Aristoc vintage sheer stockings with reinforced heel and toe

I would like to thank a gentleman named James for sending me this pair of stockings as a gift. He is probably completely not expecting me to blog about it since it’s been a while, but he’s welcome to contact me for more photos.

In case you are wondering, Aristoc is a well-established brand from England and these stockings are made in England. They are advertised as sheer, stretchy, seamfree, and made of micromesh. They also had an insert in the package with washing instructions saying the following: “Remove rings and wash stockings by hand, squeezing gently in warm  lather, then rinse thoroughly. Dry by hanging from toes, avoiding all artificial heat. Stockings should be washed by themselves, and when wet must not be in contact with other garments as cross-staining may result.”

Hosiery at Vancouver Taboo Show 2015

January 27, 2015 under News

Just like last year, I got to attend the Vancouver Taboo Show, a yearly event for adults only. That convention centre used to be walking distance from where I lived, but now it’s a long way away since I moved to Calgary.  I decided to go for a more economical option and take the coach bus instead of flying, but later questioned that decision after spending 17 hours one way on that bus.

It was really nice to see a lot of my friends again and in general to experience the vibe of open-minded and positive people. I would ask people to take a photo and they would never say no, some would even pull up the skirt to show me better what kind of stockings they were wearing. Myself I wore a black dress with a frilly bottom with crinoline skirts underneath and fishnet stay up stockings. Maybe next year I’lll go for a wilder outfit.

Taboo show happens almost in every Canadian major city and every time there are plenty interesting things to see. This year there was a pole dancing studio, a fire fighters club, body paint workshop, BDSM workshop from fetish Noir club, tattoos, lingerie, accessories, and gifts.

I snapped a few stocking and pantyhose pictures for you to enjoy. Even though the show was not about just stockings, at least my eyes seem to be drawn to mostly that.

Legwear Photos from Taboo Show

Taya by Fiore in Grey tights

Exhibitor in Taya tights by Fiore in grey shade – Cool!

 

 

taboo show

This pin up girl is wearing vintage stockings from her mother!

 

hosiery taboo show

Worker at the Deadly Feitsh booth in mock stocking tights.

 

Cuban heel stockings

Finally some Cuban heel stockings on a pin up girl! Hosiery that turns heads.

 

Cuban heel stockings

Another sighting of Cuban heel stockings!

 

garter belts and stockings

Workers at Little Sisters booth are not shy to show off their legs and garter belts.

 

stay up stockings in Vancouver

This lady, a visitor, was glad to pull up her skirt and let me take a photo.

 

mock stocking tights

Beautiful mock stocking tights by Fiore – hot!

 

Fogal Hosiery Boutique in Toronto is Closing Down

December 11, 2014 under Fogal

fogal boutique in toronto is closing down out of business

Sad news! I just got an e-mail from Fogal in Toronto saying that they are closing down and having a great sale. Vancouver boutique already closed in the summer, and now Toronto location follows.

When Vancouver boutique closed down, I remembered bad service experience and the fact that Wolford is around the corner, and thought that it’s no wonder. But Toronto boutique actually had really good customer service!

One last boutique left in North American is in New York City. I have no news yet if it’s shutting down or not, maybe some New Yorker can tell me.

Someone told me that this is their strategy now to close down the retail stores and start to sell Fogal brand in other big upscale department stores. Fogal’s stay in Canada was quite brief (2012-2014), perhaps other legwear brands presented a lot of competition since not many people know even what Fogal is.