Sochi Olympics moment – Olga Graf and her wardrobe surprise

March 1, 2014 under News

Olga Graf won Russia’s first medal at the Sochi Games for speed skating.  However, she will likely be remembered more for a wardrobe malfunction that happened on camera.

This is quite important for Russia since in that discipline they didn’t have medals for already over 20 years. Olga Graf won a bronze medal in the women’s 3,000 meters.

Perhaps forgetting, she then proceeded to unzip her skin-tight suit down to her belly button before she realized she wasn’t wearing anything under.

Her eyes widened with embarrassment and Graf quickly zipped back up.  It’s not like much was seen, let’s say much less than what you see in a revealing evening dress.
“I totally forgot,” said Olga Graf, 30 yrs old, through a translator. “We have very good suits and they are very tight. … You just want to breathe and you want to take off your suit.”
“Only afterward,” she said, “did I realize that maybe this video will appear on YouTube. But I don’t think it will be so bad.”
She was right, it appeared!  But common, she’s sexy and amazing, why not show off some skin?  She did absolutely nothing wrong, even though some call it strip tease.
Congratulations for winning!

Pantyhose Scam, 1984, Connecticut

May 18, 2013 under What to Avoid

I was surprised to come across a scam story online that happened in 1984 in United States.  Pittsburgh newspaper published an article that seemed more like actions of a street scam agency rather than an actual hosiery corporation.  I wonder how someone would get so desperate to sell their product in order to use such tactics.  Would love to hear your opinion!

Newspaper Article on Pantyhose Scam

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – May 4, 1984

pantyhose scam story

Hartford, Conn. (AP) – State officials said yesterday they are going to court to stop a “pantyhose scam” they claim has been perpetrated on Connecticut residents.

Attorney General Joseph I. Liberman and Consumer Protection Commissioner Mary M. Heslin said Hosiery Corporation of America, based in Philadelphia, mailed packets containing four pairs of pantyhose to an undetermined number of Connecticut households.

Recipients were told one pair was a gift and they would have to pay for the other three by a deadline or their credit status would be damaged.

“This pantyhose scam is a flagrant violation of both state and federal laws, which make it clear that an unsolicited merchandise sent through the mail is an unconditional gift and can be kept by the recipient,” said Lieberman.

Liberman said the state filed suit against the company seeking a court order to prevent it from continuing the scheme.  The suit also seeks restitution for everyone who paid for the hosiery.

In addition, the attorney general said, the suit targets Retrieval Masters Credit Bureau Inc. of New York, which sought to collect on the “overdue” accounts.

“While the collection agency is not being faulted for attempting to collect what it perceived were overdue accounts, we are suing them because they do not have a licence to act as a collection agency in this state,” Helsin said.

Liberman and Mrs. Heslin urged those who received the mailings to contact her office in Hartford.

Women in Red – more attractive! (according to a study)

March 9, 2012 under Love

Supermodel Natalia Vodianova is wearing all red, but in my opinion this Slavic beauty is overdoing it. I’ve been taught not to wear only one colour.

 

 Is Red the colour of Love?

I read something interesting in Vancouver’s Metro Newspaper.  A new study looked at what attracts men to women – it proved that red is really the colour of love!  Never estimate the power of a woman in red.

Men were asked to look at photos of women.  Part of those photos either involved a woman wearing red or were framed in red borders.  As a result, women either surrounded by red or wearing red were ranked to be most attractive.

  • Women in Red

  • – more attractive
  • – more sexually desired
  • – more likely to be asked out
  • – more likely to be spent more money on

Primitive, isn’t it?  I guess that can help women to determine what colour dress to wear to a date with someone you’d like to impress.   I think it’s time for me to add more red to my wardrobe!

 

In some cultures the word “red” is actually the same word as “beautiful”.  For example, in old Slavic languages saying “red maiden” was equivalent to “beautiful maiden”.  This expression can still be found in old Slavic folk songs.

This article reminds me of something that I’ve read in a book called E-Myth about business. It turns out that blue business suits will outsell brown business suits, regardless of who is in them. We don’t notice, but a lot of our decisions are not logical decisions at all, rather subconscious.

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Source: Metro Vancouver Newspaper, March 2012