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 vintage Kayser stockings and garter belt

July 22, 2014 under Vintage

In a local shop in Vancouver I managed to find a pair of vintage Kayser stockings and I tried it on with a fancy garter belt. Here’s a sneak peak from a public parking lot when nobody was looking.

red garter belt and vintage stockings

This garter belt was acquired from Dolce Amore Lingerie. In case you are interested, they have the same one for sale, size S, on their site. Buy it HERE. Or ask me, I am best friends with the owner.

garter belt dolce amore red crescentini

Are there any reliable garter belts out there that won’t unclip?

April 3, 2013 under Cervin
Vegas garter belt unclipping problem

Did you know that metal clasps with high quality rubber are best for holding up stockings?

I love garter belts and stockings!  It’s so sexy, but how come I always end up wearing pantyhose instead?

The answer is that I feel that many garter belts are  constantly unclipping.  Last time I wore a garter belt for the whole day, it unclipped 9 times.  Even at some point the welt fell below the hemline as a result and I’ve heard women hissing behind me.

So I turn to the hosiery expert at Gigi’s Intimates (site no longer exists) to find some answers on how to find some sexy and reliable garter belts that won’t let me down.  Can they help?

 

Answer by Gigi’s Intimates: 

I think that garter or suspender belts used to be more of a functional piece of lingerie. So they were simple and plain as were other types of under garments.  As hold ups or thigh highs have become more prevalent, they have become less functional and more of a fashion accessory.  As the fashion trends have changed over the years matching lingerie sets have become popular, so garter belts have started to become more fashionable to become a part of the set.

Most garter belts that you find in department store are made with plastic and cheap rubber, that will just not hold onto the slick nylon and lycra.  What we have found is that metal clasps with high quality rubber hold onto the stockings very well.

Cervin Rivoli Suspender Belt by Gigi's Intimates

There are also several other reason garter, even the metal clasp garter, come unclipped.  Most women can adjust the belts too tight and put to much pressure on the stocking while standing up. When they sit down, there is no give left and they will become unclipped or even worse tear the stocking.  I have also see the fashion top stockings with thick lace are harder to clip and sometime results in “clip failure”.

The trick to having a reliable garter or suspender belt is to get a high quality belt with metal clasps and easily adjustable straps.  The six strap belts work very well and are much more comfortable for every day wear as well.  When you are putting on the clips, make sure that you tighten the adjustable straps after clipping them. Different materials need different adjustments, such as Non-stretch Nylon or Silk used in fully fashioned stockings require a little more tension than the Nylon/Lycra blends that can pull at the suspend belt.

Fantasy Stockings currently carries 2 styles of garter belts from Fiore. Vision and Vesuvio.

 

Bianca Dragusanu, Romanian Playboy Model with a 95-65-95 body

January 5, 2013 under Famous

by Camelia, our Romanian Connection

Bianca Dragusanu distinguished herself since high school, but not through exemplary behavior and good grades, but due to conflicts with teachers and classmates. Since childhood she wanted to become an independent businesswoman, but her beauty lead her to choose a modeling career.

At the age of 16 she appeared on the show “Because of Love” to get her love back. Her first notable appearance in sexy poses was at age 21 when she posed as the girl from page 5 in a Romanian newspaper, called “Libertatea”. At that time she was fuller and had curly brown hair.

During the fall season in 2009 she was co-opted to replace the assistant of the host of the TV show “A sinner show”, making her the most desirable sexy assistant on television.

Until two years ago nobody had heard of Bianca Dragusanu and no one knew who she was. She had discovered her charms of which she made full use as a model, and in private people were saying she was working as an escort.

Bianca became very well known after being involved in a long-term relationship with the famous Romanian designer Catalin Botezatu, of which she is now separated. She later got together with a Romanian football player, “the prince” Adrian Cristea.

Bianca Dragusanu quickly became popular in the modeling world and walked the catwalk for famous designers like: Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani. She was also requested for fashion shows in Romania, being considered the “ideal woman” – tall, thin and shaped.

Bianca had breast augmentation surgery at the age of 20 years, achieving dream measurements of 95-65-95 at a height of 180 cm and she is currently one of the highest rated models in Romania.

 

In 2009 Bianca Dragusanu accepted the offer to pose in the December issue of Playboy magazine, in exchange for $ 10,000.

 

 

Currently besides modeling and being the assistant of a TV host, Dan Capatos, she deals with real estate, wanting to succeed in this field. She says, like any model, it’s just a hobby job, an opportunity to meet new people.

Although dealing with real estate and holding the position of assistant, she did not give up yet on the catwalks, they are a reliable source of income and she is also the image of several fashion houses.

 

 

 

Screensaver: Anne Hathaway in Stockings and Garter Belt

December 24, 2012 under Art

Feel free to use this screensaver of Anne Hathaway digital drawing in stockings and garter belt.  It is supposed to be from the theme of Alice in Wonderland.

Click on the image below to download full resolution file.

I remember though that in the movie of Alice in Wonderland she gets reprimanded for not wearing stockings to the gathering at which she walks off and finds the rabbit hole.

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Anne Vyalitsyna, Russian Top Model, wearing pantyhose and stockings

December 23, 2012 under Famous
pantyhose

Anne Vyalitsyna is a 26 year old Russian model, also known as Anne V.  She started modeling at a very young age and became a sensation.  This particular photoshoot is for Macy’s.

Written by Julia, Ukraine

Anne Vyalitsyna is a freckled Russian supermodel who became a professional of the highest class in her field. Today thousands of Russian girls would dream to be like her.

Anne Vyalitsyna, also known as Anne V, was born in the city of Gorky, now Nizhny Novgorod, on March 19, 1986.  Currently she is 26 years old.

Anne began her career in modeling at the age of 15 – she was noticed by the IMG agents in the search of new faces for MTV’s Fashionably Loud Europe.  Anne was cast and started a contract with IMG Paris, and later with IMG New York.

black sheer patterned pantyhose.

 

fishnet pantyhose

Anne Vyalitsyna modeled for Christian Lacroix, Carolina Herrera, Dolce & Gabbana, Emanuel Ungaro, Fendi, Givenchy, Gucci, Helmut Lang, Hussein Chalayan, Issey Miyake, Julien McDonald, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Sonia Rykiel and Versace, Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Anne Sui, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Moschino, Narciso Rodriguez and Louis Vuitton.

 

white stockings, sheer, lingerie

Anne Vyalitsyna was captured on the covers of the famous glossy magazines: Vogue, ELLE, Glamour.  She is nicknamed GlossAnna in the so-called group of three V’s.

 

The group of three V’s is from the initial letters of the names of the most successful and popular Russian top models in the early 2000s: Natalia Vodianova, Anne Vyalitsyna and Eugenia Volodina.  Vodianova – Volodin- Vyalitsyna achieved a level of professional recognition up to a point of disbelief.

These three women were referred to as “second wave” of Russian models.  First wave were models from big cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg.  These three, however, were from small cities in the suburbs.

Their success was achieved without any discounts on the country of origin, place of birth or a difficult childhood.  It became clear that the interest in these models is not a result of the exotic craze for women of Russian nationality.

taking off stockings - black and sheer

It is difficult to find a more desirable and sexy woman in the world.  In an interview with Australian newspaper “The Age”, Anne Vyalitsyna said: “I wanted to be a model since childhood, since I was playing with my Barbie dolls.”

However, there is a contradiction.  No one realizes how far this dolled up image is from Anne’s favorite style.  This 26-year-old model prefers jeans, men’s shirts and sweaters. Would have her will, she would generally dressed as a tomboy.

 

Through her love for the cinema, she met the actor Leonardo Di Caprio.  They spent a few hot days in Ibiza in August 2009.  But despite of the stories, these rumors of romance between them are not confirmed.

 

stay up stockings

Anne Vyalitsyna in a video with Maroon 5 – “Never Gonna Leave This Bed” in lingerie and stockings.

However, Anne had a romantic relationship with the group’s lead singer Adam Levine of Maroon 5, but in April 2012, after a two-year relationship, the couple broke up.

Also, according to U.S. tabloid, this top model was fascinated by the famous actor, star of the TV series “True Blood”, Alexander Skarsgard.

 

sparkly pantyhose

Anna Vyalitsyna is partying with Carmen Electra at the Hustler Club in sparkly pantyhose.

There are reports that the Russian model Anne Vyalitsyna, Victoria’s Secret Angel, will play a role in the sequel to “Die Hard”.

The fifth part of the “Die Hard”, tentatively called “A Good Day to Die Hard” is due to come out in theatres in February 2013.

 

Anne Vyalitsyna was one of the determined beauties who raised the rating of Russian models to an incredible height.  Her, agent Duncan Ord, once said, “Russian have this work ethic, which is not found in any other nationality”.

Red stockings with reinforced toes and heels, garter belt, suspender belt, and panties. Implied nude. Backseam hosiery.

She is glamorous in her photos, but in her spare time she prefers to be a total tomboy. Is that a contradiction?

Red stockings with reinforced toes and heels, garter belt, suspender belt, and panties.

Anne is exceptionally slim! Height 178 cm Bust 86 cm Waist 62 cm Hips 89 cm

Red stockings with reinforced toes and heels, garter belt, suspender belt, and panties.

Anne got her excellent reputation not only through her looks, but also through her work ethic and discipline.

 

Anne Vyalitsyna in black fishnet pantyhose for Pepe Jeans

 

Special Event at Dolce Amore Lingerie in Vancouver

December 17, 2012 under News

Sale – 20% OFF!

Saturday: February 2, 2013

 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

People keep on asking me where I buy my lingerie.  Well, either in Europe or in places that import it from Europe.  I would like to recommend one of my favourite lingerie stores in Vancouver that has a broad collection of swimwear, lingerie, hosiery, and accessories.  The owner is a very sweet Polish lady.  LGTB- friendly, in case some of you are wondering.  Recently they added a whole vintage section there.

vintage lingerie photo

Dolce Amore Lingerie and Swimwear

772 Thurlow Street (in the courtyard behind the Starbucks on Robson)

Dolce Amore Facebook

www.dolceamoreboutique.com

 

Can you come?  Please let me know.

 

Romanian Supermodel Madalina Ghenea, girlfriend of Gerard Butler

December 9, 2012 under Famous

Article by Camelia, our Romanian Connection

Born in Slatina, Romania, Madalina Ghenea has started her fashion career at the age of 15, in Italy. The young woman has crossed the frontiers of fashion and tried her luck, successfully, in television and movies and that brought her to the attention of the public.

After being tagged in adventures with stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Eros Ramazzotti, the top model is now in a serious relationship with Gerard Butler, the actor from 300 Heroes of Thermopile”. Madalina Ghenea has become, during the last years, one of the most famous Romanian models, with a great career in Italy, but has just recently found a sentimental fulfilment.

The beautiful Romanian has immediately caught the eye of some top stars like the already mentioned Leonardo Dicaprio (the paparazzi took photos of the two of them together), Eros Ramazzotti and the Oscar winning actor Adrien Brody.  The press speculated greatly on these adventures, but Madalina Ghenea has always avoided speaking of these things.

And now, what seemed like a new conquestthe Scottish actor Gerard Butler has proven to be much more, especially that the star has officially confirmed their relationship. Invited on Jay Leno’s, “The Tonight Show”, Butler publicly admitted that his new girlfriend is a 24 years old aged Romanian woman. We have been together for seven months, it’s not a record”, the 43 years old actor joked.

He is known for the movies RocknRolla” and P.S. I Love You”, but in the same time for the part of king Leonidas, the hero of Termopile, in the movie 300.

Butler confessed that when he met Ghenea he was so impressed of her beauty that he fell in love at first sight. The couple met early this year, while shooting an advertisement. This fall, they were photographed in loving gestures on the Coast of France.

 

Translation to French:

Né à?Slatina, Roumanie, MГ„Ж’dГ„Ж’lina Ghenea a commencé sa carrière de mode à?l’âge de 15 ans, en Italie. La jeune femme a franchi les frontières de la mode et a tenté sa chance, avec succès, en télévision et les films, et cela l’a portée à?l’attention du public.

 

Après avoir été marquée dans des aventures avec des stars comme Leonardo DiCaprio et Eros Ramazzotti, le modèle haut de gamme est maintenant dans une relation sérieuse avec Gerard Butler, l’acteur de «300 – Héros de la thermopile”. MГ„Ж’dГ„Ж’lina Ghenea est devenue, au cours des dernières années, l’un des modèles les plus célèbres de Roumanie, avec une belle carrière en Italie, mais a récemment achevé une vie sentimentale réussie.

 

La belle roumaine a immédiatement attiré l’attention de quelques stars, comme le déjà?mentionné Dicaprio Leonardo (les paparazzi ont pris des photos de tous les deux ensemble), Eros Ramazzotti et l’acteur qui a gagné l’Oscar, Adrien Brody. La presse a beaucoup spéculé sur ces aventures, mais MГ„Ж’dГ„Ж’lina Ghenea a toujours évité de parler de ces choses.

 

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Et maintenant, ce qui semblait être une nouvelle conquête – l’acteur écossais Gerard Butler – s’est avéré être beaucoup plus, surtout que le star a confirmé officiellement leur relation. Invité à?Jay Leno, “The Tonight Show”, Butler a publiquement admis que sa nouvelle petite amie est une femme roumaine de 24 ans. “Nous avons été ensemble pendant sept mois, ce n’est pas un record», les dit l’acteur de 43 ans en riant.

Il est connu pour les films mais dans le même temps pour la partie du roi Leonidas, le héros de Termopile, dans le film „300”.

 

Butler a avoué que lorsqu’il a rencontré Ghenea il a été tellement impressionné de sa beauté qu’il est tombé amoureux au premier regard. Le couple s’est rencontré au début de cette année, lors du tournage d’une publicité. Cet automne, ils ont été photographiés faisant des gestes d’amour sur la cГѓВґte de la France.

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What kind of knickers should be worn with a garter belt?

December 1, 2012 under Vintage
woman in stockings with a dog on a leash is picking up her dropped purse.  High heels, stockings, suspender belt, knickers, hat, bizarre.

pin up girl in knickers

I absolutely love the authentic pin up girl look with fully fashioned stockings and garter belt and I’d love to re-create that look.

I remember hearing in a talk show that garter belts are not supposed to be worn with thongs, at least authentically.  It makes sense since thongs are a relatively recent invention.

But what kind of panty would one wear?  Or, should I say the British way, what kind of knickers? I would appreciate if someone can send me some ideas.

I am also trying to understand if in the vintage image below garter belt straps are attached to the panty or if the panty is being worn over the belt.  Ideas?

I would really like to do a photoshoot dressed in the most authentic way possible.

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Каролина Куркова в колготках, колготки, подиум

Karolina Kurkova – Launched Into Super Model Stardom Through the Kindness of a Friend

November 14, 2012 under Famous

By David, United States

At the young age of twenty seven, Czech model Karolina Kurkova has enjoyed an impressive career, and was even one of the top earning models in the world, bringing in $5 million in 2007 when she was only twenty three.

Born in the town of Decin, Czechoslovakia, Karolina’s early childhood was not so easy. She was tall and shy, and had a low self image; school mates teased her about her unusual height for a girl. Surely she never would have guessed that the face she saw in the mirror every morning had fashion model potential – let alone potential that would soon make her one of the world’s top super models!  She never even gave it a second thought.

Fortunately, perhaps miraculously for we admirers from  around the world, one of her girlfriends had a different take on this future model and her untapped ability. And so this insightful friend took it upon herself to quietly put a set of pictures of Karolina Kurkova in a plain envelope and mail it to an agency in Milan.

The posting of this simple envelope by a young girl of only fifteen set off a chain of events that would propel Karolina into a fast paced and breathtaking rise to international stardom. That envelope led from getting some runway and print media assignments, to catching the eye of Milan fashion designer Miucia Prada.

By signing with Prada, Karolina was well underway on her rise to the top. Her amazing good looks, her attitude of playfulness and, at the same time self-assured confidence combined with her intense hard work ethic and self discipline (she was cited for working twenty three weeks straight without a break) to make her a sure success for international fame, as well as pride for herself and for her country of Czechoslovakia.

According to Mario Testino, an industry expert, “The proportions of her body and face, as well as her energy level, make her a model who could fit almost into any moment.” A little known fact about Karolina is that an early operation left her with a smooth indentation of skin instead of a navel… and her photographs are often altered to show a navel.

She moved to New York City in 2001 and soon made the cover of Vogue Magazine at age seventeen.  Karolina’s image has carried the message of many world class brands, including Yves Saint Laurant, Tommy Hilfiger, Chanel, Valentino, and Louis Vuitton. She has appeared on over twenty five Vogue magazine covers internationally, and has been very active with Victoria’s secret as calendar model, and was part of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Webcast in 2000.

Blond model in black opaque pantyhoseAt the age of twenty three, around 2007, Karolina began gaining weight. This was caused, she said,  due to having contracted hypothyroidism. In 2009 she had her first child, a son, with husband Archie Drury, and she currently lives in New York City’s TriBeCa district. Since then, she has combined modeling, television, and movie appearances with charity work in world charity organizations mostly focused on children. She has received numerous awards for these selfless efforts.

Karolina Kurkova has carried out a truly amazing professional career, and is still only young at the age of twenty seven. You can get in touch with Karolina, and keep track of her personal and professional activities by liking her page on Facebook. There, she also makes frequent and fascinating posts about diet and health, fashion advice, and insightful philosophy. Here is one of her recent posts:

“Be persistent and work hard… Success is a marathon, not a sprint. Never give up.” … sounds like advice from a woman who is speaking from her own experience!  Good job Karolina!

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Headshot, full body shot, high heels