Friday, November 6, 2009

Tights and their mistery!

I have been always crazy about tights...and am very excited that this season they represents the ''it accessoire''.
I made some research about the history of tights. I found the article below interesting and decided to share it with you: 

''Tights and stockings are an essential part of every woman's wardrobe. Sheer natural toned tights/pantyhose complement and finish off the perfect office outfit. Sexy stockings spruce up a special dress for a sensual date, and patterned opaques keep you looking funky and stylish without freezing on a winter day!
But tights and stockings were not always as comfortable or accessible as they are today. Hosiery has evolved throughout the ages, and demand and fashion have dictated style, colour and material. As strange as it may seem now, tights and stockings actually originated from men's clothing. Stockings or Hose became widely available in the 16th century with the invention of the knitting machine. They were most commonly made from wool, luxurious versions were available in silk or cotton, and they were worn by men under breeches. It was not until the early 20th century, that women's fashion changed and it became socially acceptable for women to show their legs.
The invention of Nylon in 1939 revolutionised women's undergarments. As tights were not yet invented, stockings were the garment of choice and industrial advances made them widely available, albeit not during the war. Lycra had not yet been added to stockings so there was not much 'give' to them and they did not stretch. As such, they were available in what was known as 'Fully fashioned', meaning different sizes, to follow the shape of the leg.
By the early 60's Lycra was added to stockings, making them more comfortable and a better fit for the wearer. It was also at this time that in California, Allan Gant Senior developed the first 'tights'. Known as 'pantyhose', as derived from the American 'panties' - a term used for knickers, referring to the opaque section at the top, and 'hose' to refer to the stockings. These 'pantyhose', were literally stockings and knickers sewn together. They were designed to eliminate the need for several different layers of undergarments. Pantyhose production was perfected by the mid sixties, and the product became 'seamless'. This coincided with the rise of the mini skirt. Allowing women were to wear tights, that covered the leg, as a alternative to stockings, which would have been exposed under the short skirt fashion of the times. Tights became the new must have product and the sale of stockings dramatically declined.
In the UK, 'tights' is used as a generic name regardless of weight/texture/denier of the material. However, in America the term 'pantyhose' is used to distinguish tights of a 'lighter' denier. Pantyhose refers to tights which are either seamless waist to toe, or have a opaque section at the top. They are usually available in 'nude' or 'natural' shades. Americans use the term 'tights' to refer to thicker, opaque garments, including those of the woolen variety.
Advances in technology and ever changing trends in fashion, have seen a vast array of tights available on the market. Fishnet, peep toe, thigh slimming, tummy controlling and maternity tights are all available, and they can be purchased in every conceivable colour. There has never been a better time in history to wear or purchased the perfect pair of tights!''

Fall 2009 rdw:

The idea to make a post about ''tights'' came in my mind today...I am sorry to not have more professional pictures, but would like to show you some of my outfits where I wear tights.

H&M Grey tights with a blue floral minidress...''girls night out'' outfit:)

Zara leopard tights with a black dress -  ''party'' outfit

Veritas purple tights with the same black dress - ''friends dinner time'' outfit.

For those who after reading this post will desesperately start to look for new tights:)...I invite you to take a look to the top shop and urban outfitters websites (, they have a nice collection of tights and socks. I am sure you can find something to your taste.
Wish you everybody a nice weekend! 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

halloween's crazyness!

Hey guys,
A quick post to share with you my favorite pictures from one of the  Halloween's Party of the Stars!

Haha ...Halloween it's supposed to be scarry, no?:)...By the way the  blazer is nice...I think it would be good to also wear it without bras...with black leather leggings...and a belt in the middle..

Very trendy this season the funky leggins...I don't know if I can wear is not really my style...but why not from time to can be funny...The most, I like the colour combination in this electric+purple,pink+black!

This pictures it's my favorite... I can not understand who is it on it...but it's perfect...I like these small details in the outfit  like the black sunglasses, the lace gloves...the cigarette...real Madonna:)

I LOVE this jumpsuits...with Louboutin shoes, the outfit is just perfect:)...I was not very into the jumpsuits before...but now... started more and more to like them...think that it's confortable, sexy, stylish, original in the same time...and you can wear it anytime!
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It is already 1am here in Brussels:)...wish you good night and see you soon for a new fashion discovery:)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Red Touch Forever!!!

Red it's a very risky and complex colour...The colour of love, of blood, of is definitely a colour which can not be ignored...Some people are scared to wear it, or don't like it (except of red nails):)......Personally love  it...I remember when  I was 12, my mother bought me a red coat, and a red beret ( french style)...nobody in my entourage had a coat like at the beginnig I was so embarassed and shy to wear it... didn't like to be different from others...but now I actually love red colour...and think that a RED TOUCH in every outfit can bring life and freshness...
I choose some pictures wich inspired me, and would like to share them with you...

Perfect combination: 4 elements-headband, boots, red lips and of course red ''drink''

This is a Rock&Princess style=Angel&Demon attitude:)

A simple red scarf can bring freshness and a bit of ''glamour'' touch in a rock style outfit. sure everybody will notice ''them'' on the street...

Love it...Herve Leger dress with a smoking jacket...

This is me, wearing red shoes with red make my outfit more interesting and alive...

I think people who wear Red are strong, courageous and they don't care about other's opinions.
And you, do you think that a colour can express our personality? 
I will be waiting for your comments:) 
This first post it's dedicated to my friend Irina...she will understand why..:)
I wish you everybody a good week!!!

P.S. In the future posts I will do also the translation in French for you my french redears!!!