Friday, September 6, 2013

GA GA  FOR TIGHTSfrom FML (http://fashionmylegs.blogspot.com) and StockingStore.com

Celebrity Lady Ga Ga  loves her legwear. This is one entertainer that has tights as her trademark whether she is performing or running around in town. Lady Ga Ga has helped demonstrate to the younger generation that tights are cool and can be fun to wear on a regular basis.



think old school fashion flip flops and bare legs are over, it is time to start wearing tights as outwear, as a fashion statement like Lady Ga Ga.
When Lady Ga Ga was a little girl, she would sing along on her mini plastic tape recorder to Michael Jackson and Cyndi Lauper hits and get twirled in the air in daddy’s arms to the sounds of the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. The precocious child would dance around the table at fancy Upper West Side restaurants using the breadsticks as a baton. And, she would innocently greet a new babysitter in nothing but her birthday suit.
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t’s no wonder that little girl from a good Italian New York family, turned into the exhibitionist, multi-talented singer-songwriter with a flair for theatrics that she is today:Lady Ga Ga.
“I was always an entertainer. I was a ham as a little girl and I’m a ham today,” saysLady Ga Ga, 22, who made a name for herself on the Lower East Side club scene with the infectious dance-pop party song “Beautiful Dirty Rich,” and wild, theatrical, and often tongue-in-cheek “shock art” performances where Ga Ga – who designs and makes many of her stage outfits — would strip down to her hand-crafted hot pants and bikini top, light cans of hairspray on fire, and strike a pose as a disco ball lowered from the ceiling to the orchestral sounds of A Clockwork Orange.


“I always loved rock and pop and theater. When I discovered Queen and David Bowie is when it really came together for me and I realized I could do all three,” says Ga Ga, who nicked her name from Queen’s song “Radio Ga ga” and who cites rock star girlfriends, Peggy Bundy, and Donatella Versace as her fashion icons. “I look at those artists as icons in art. It’s not just about the music. It’s about the performance, the attitude, the look; it’s everything. And, that is where I live as an artist and that is what I want to accomplish.”


“My goal as an artist is to funnel a pop record to a world in a very interesting way,” says Lady Ga Ga, who wrote all of her lyrics, all of her melodies, and played most of the synth work on her album, The Fame (Streamline/Interscope/KonLive). “I almost want to trick people into hanging with something that is really cool with a pop song. It’s almost like the spoonful of sugar and I’m the medicine.”

On The Fame, it’s as if Lady Ga Ga took two parts dance-pop, one part electro-pop, and one part rock with a splash of disco and burlesque and generously poured it into the figurative martini glasses of the world in an effort to get everyone drunk with her Famous pantyhose legs. “The Fame is about how anyone can feel famous,” she explains. “Pop culture is art. It doesn’t make you cool to hate pop culture, so I embraced it and you hear it all over The Fame. But, it’s a sharable fame. I want to invite you all to the party. I want people to feel a part of this pantyhose lifestyle.”

The CD’s opener and first single, “Just Dance,” gets the dance floor rocking in her shiny tights with it’s “fun, L.A., celebratory vibe.” As for the equally catchy, “Boys Boys Boys,” Lady Ga Ga doesn’t mind wearing pantyhose and her influences on her sleeve. “I wanted to write the female version of Motley Crue’s ‘Girls Girls Girls,’ but with my own twist. I wanted to write a pop song that rockers would like.”

“Beautiful Dirty Rich” sums up her time of self-discovery, living in the Lower East Side and dabbling in drugs and the party scene. “That time, and that song, was just me trying to figure things out,” says GaGa. “Once I grabbed the reigns of my artistry, I fell in love with that more than I did with the party life.” On first listen, “Paparazzi” might come off as a love song to cameras, and in all honestly, GaGa jokes “on one level it IS about wooing the paparazzi and wanting fame. But, it’s not to be taken completely seriously. It’s about everyone’s obsession with that idea. But, it’s also about wanting a guy to love you and the struggle of whether you can have success or love or both.”


Lady Ga Ga shows her passion for pantyhose fashion in public and for love songs on such softer tracks as the Queen-influenced “Brown Eyes” and the sweet kiss-off break-up song “Nothing I can Say (eh eh).” “‘Brown Eyes’ is the most vulnerable song on the album,” she explains. “‘Eh Eh’ is my simple pop song about finding someone new and breaking up with the old boyfriend.”


For the new tour for this album, fans will be treated to a more polished version of what they saw (and loved) at her critically acclaimed Lollapalooza show in August 2007 and Winter Music Conference performance in March 2008. “This new show is the couture version of my handmade downtown performance of the past few years. It’s more fine-tuned, but some of my favorite elements to my past shows – the disco balls, hot pants, sequin, and stilettos complimenting my choice of pantyhose for the evening – will still be there. Just more fierce and more of a conceptual show with a vision for pop performance art.”


It’s been a while since a new pop artist has made her way in the music industry the old-fashioned/grass roots way by paying her dues with seedy club gigs and self-promotion. This is one rising pop star who hasn’t been plucked from a model casting call, born into a famous family, won a reality TV singing contest, or emerged from a teen cable TV sitcom. “I did this the way you are supposed to. I played every club in New York City and I bombed in every club and then killed it in every club and I found myself as an artist. I learned how to survive as an artist, get real, and how to fail and then figure out who I was as singer and performer. And, I worked hard.”

Lady Ga Ga adds with a wink in her eye, “And, now, I’m just trying to change the world in my pantyhose one sequin at a time.”



Thursday, August 29, 2013

Celebrity Hosiery Fashion Phenomenon: What is So Alluring About It?

Celebrity hosiery fashion just might include your favorite movie star or television star who wears pantyhose, opaque tights or leggings!  If they do, have you ever wondered what their personal life was like?  If you have, you are definitely not alone. In today’s society dominated by boring bare legs, it seems as if many individuals are interested in knowing the latest Celebrity Hosiery Fashion or gossip surrounding today’s most popular stars like Lindsay Lohan who now owns a successful hosiery company in LA.  In addition to who is dating who in what they are wearing, a focus is also placed on Celebrity Hosiery Fashion.  In fact, where are many of us out there who wish that they could dress in the sexy outfits with the celebrity hosiery fashion and look like one of their favorite celebrities in Stillettos with pantyhose.  While this feeling is quite common, it often leaves many others wondering why. Have you checked out one of the latest TV series, Gossip Girls?
Celebrity Hosiery Fashion of Today
Celebrity Hosiery Fashion of Today

Celebrity Hosiery Fashion is Exciting

When it comes to examining the celebrity hosiery fashion phenomenon it is actually difficult to come up with an answer as to why pantyhose, tights and leggings are becoming so popular…could it be that they are just plain sexy to look at on a female?  Different individuals like to look and dress like celebrities for different reasons, some of which are easier to explain than others.  Just a few of the many reasons why the celebrity hosiery fashion phenomenon has gained such a following are touched on below. Tina Turner started it off with a hosiery manufacturer as her sponsor, Rihanna in shiny pantyhose, Radio City Rockettes, then Beyonce, Tina Fey, Mariah Carey, Lohan, Girls Aloud Songs , Wonder Girls and now Lady Ga Ga…who all wear pantyhose daily!
The thing about celebrities who enjoy sheer sexy stockings on their legs  is that they are popular and well-known. In fact, many celebrities cannot even leave their homes with out being recognized and prodded for autographs by fans.  While many celebrities who regularly wear pantyhose wish that they could change this, there are many “everyday,” individuals who wish that they had their own fan following or wish that they were as popular.  Although dressing a certain way or in pantyhose, tights or leggings isn’t necessarily guaranteed to make you more popular, there are many individuals out there who think that it does.  These are often the individuals who regularly checkout the latest in celebrity hosiery fashion trends. Today trends change quickly and we are now beginning to see more and more younger consumers getting into legwear!
Another one of the many reasons why the celebrity hosiery fashion phenomenon is continuing to increase in numbers is because celebrities are often well-known for their hosiery fashion choices these days. If you were to turn your television on to a fashion show or even just a news channel, read a fashion magazine, or visit an online celebrity gossip website, there is a good chance that you will find a celebrity showing off their legs in pantyhose, tights or leggigns being complimented on their good taste in clothing.  Most “everyday,” individuals aren’t always complimented on their clothing or hosiery fashion choice, although many wish that they were. That is one of the many reasons why many individuals try to keep up with celebrity hosiery fashions and copy them, in any way possible. Haven’t you ever wondered how the playboy bunnies get such a shiny stocking look?
Although there are some out there who view the celebrity hosiery fashion phenomenon as an unhealthy obsession, there is actually really nothing wrong with keeping up with the latest in celebrities in pantyhose. What you need to remember though is that just because tights might look good on a celebrity, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the same thing will look good on you.  You should also keep price in mind.  Many celebrities have unlimited financial resources; therefore, the cost of clothing and hosiery fashion accessories isn’t always an issue for them, but it may for you.  Of course, you can dress like a celebrity if you want to, but you need to remember that celebrity hosiery fashions regularly change; therefore, there is no need for you to go broke trying to afford the “hottest,” trends that may only last for a few weeks. Wolford’s for an example of the cadillac of tights worldwide generally starts at $29.95 per pair and then keep going up.

Celebrity Hosiery Fashion Pictures

In short, the celebrity hosiery fashion phenomenon is one that regularly discussed by fashion experts, as well are hosiery manufacturers and pantyhose designers. With the celebrity hosiery fashion phenomenon at its current state, it is not uncommon to find designers trying their best to get their latest fashions appearing on today’s hottest celebrities who regularly wear pantyhose or sheer tights when it comes to celebrity hosiery fashion!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Katy Perry Lives in Tightsfrom FML  (http://fashionmylegs.blogspot.com/)
Born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, Katy Perry is an all-American girl born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. Katy’s versatility as a singer and a songwriter has earned her fame across the world, as well as her unique fashion sense. The young starlet grew up listening to gospel music and after several labels finally achieved her success with Capitol Music Group in 2008 with her single, “I Kissed a Girl.” Eventually the record would become the 33rd best selling albums of 2008 across the world. Her most recent album, Teenage Dream was released on August 24, 210 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. No longer singing about religious topics, Katy Perry is well known for her controversial lyrics that address current issues and her unconventional taste for fashion.
Katy’s individual style reflects her personality: bold, unique, and playful. This pop rock princess will never be caught dead wearing the same thing twice. Every outfit seems to outdo the last in glamour and glitz, creating a memorable moment every time you see her. She often combines bold, vivid colors with a vintage touch creating an eclectic look that many women attempt to copy.  Pantyhose/Tights
Katy’s love for humor often plays an important role in the clothing she wears. Although many consider her style outrageous, she certainly knows how to have fun and it shows through her wardrobe for her performances and red carpet appearances. Her love of bright colors placates to Katy’s interest in various decades like the roaring twenties, or the sixties. Her most popular accessory would be any fruit-related item, particularly watermelon, which is featured on many of her outfits.

Katy’s style isn’t for everyone and her outfits have been known to cause quite an uproar in the fashion world. Regardless of opinion, no one can question her flare for fashion and Katy’s unique style. Katy has been quoted saying that her transformation as a performing artist began first with fashion after she saw Dominique Swain’s portrayal in Lolita. The singer has been known to draw inspiration from popular films and other musicians.

She has defined her fashion sense as “a bit of a concoction of different things.” She knows how to take a risk and isn’t afraid of trying something new. Katy Perry’s personal stylist, Johnny Wujek described her style as “very colorful and vintage.” The young artist has received a considerable amount of attention from designers who appreciate her knack for setting trends and want her to wear their designs on the red carpet.

Katy Perry has often been seen wearing rompers, high-waisted shorts and dressing in a style reminiscent of the 40’s and 50’s. She has been known to shop at vintage stores to achieve that retro, pin-up girl look she has had made famous. Jet-black hair and red lips are essential to Katy Perry’s look, although occasionally she will spice things up with an electric blue wig. Katy is all about making a statement, whether that is with a pair of hot pants, or a moving carousel on her dress.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Hosiery with Shorts
 
We asked the experts for their shorts and tights tips.   From grunge to glam: "I think now the look is edgier, prettier and sexier than during the grunge era," says wardrobe stylist and former "The Biggest Loser" contestant Nicole Brewer. "Now, ladies are going for an effortless look that makes a fashion statement. But the best way to make a statement is by wearing a silhouette that flatters your figure, no matter what fashion trend you embrace."

Martina Brown says women are embracing the style because they want to be sexy without crossing the line and showing too much.  "Today's trend is more about finding the femininity and modesty of a look, while the grunge era focused on a more androgynous ethos."
Ferrera says she thinks the economy plays an intricate part in today's fashion trends.  "We are all still in the recovery mode of the recession and uncertain about our future, so it would make sense to go into the rebellion-type phase of fashion," she says. "The interpretation of grunge has a modern twist. This look isn't just for the plaid-lovers, it can be dressed up or dressed down."

If you're curvy: "Curvy women can make it work by choosing the right proportions, fabrications and colors to flatter their figure," Brewer says. "Perhaps a longer short could work. And pairing it with an opaque tight of a similar hue to create a tone on tone look and an illusion of a longer, leaner leg. Also, wearing a heel like a wedge to elongate the silhouette could help pull the look off. And the shape of the top is key. Go for a longer tunic or a boyfriend jacket to add a little comfort and style to the look."

Picking the right tights: "It really depends on the shape of hips, thighs and legs," Brewer says. "When you don't have curves, and you want to create them, you can go wild and can combine just about any patterns and textures. But if you want to play up your assets and disguise the rest, keeping lines and colors simple is the way to go. I think it's modern to try opaque tights or styles with delicate, more sophisticated prints."

Brown says to look for "dark sheers, knit patterns, woolly opaques and jewel tone opaques."  Paint it black: Brown says a woman can never go wrong with black. "Colors and patterns are great with a simple short, but don't go too wild," she cautions.

Fererra agrees, adding that her favorite tights for this look are black or charcoal. "And you can definitely diversify your looks from sheer to opaque depending on your bravery," she says. "I would stick with a solid color with texture, but colored hosiery is so two years ago."

Dress it up, dress it down: Brown says the look is definitely casual, but tights under shorts can be dressy when done right.  A nice high-waited short with a black opaque tight and a heel is a great look," she says. 

Ferrera says she likes a sleek blazer paired with shorts, tights, boots and a fitted graphic T-shirt. "The denim and T-shirt dress down the more formal looking blazer, tights and boots," she says. "Dress up the shorts and tights look by adding a bit of sparkle on top and pair them with great strappy heels. If sparkle isn't your thing, then opt for a cami/cardigan combo and layer on the necklaces. Either way, this can take you from day to night, while keeping you fresh and flirty."
 
thanks to FML (http://fashionmylegs.blogspot.com)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The garter belt and stockings have always been one of the sexiest looks in the lingerie arsenal.  This look has been around since the 1940's and is still here today.  If you're not wearing stockings and a garter belt to go out in, then you should, at least, include it in the bedroom scene.  And just think of the fun you could have if you had on a garter belt and stockings when you went out to that restaurant or club and let your skirt hike up just a little too much when you sat down.  It's sexy, surprising, different, attractive, alluring, seductive, and ever so mysterious, which, in turn, makes you feel that way when you're wearing them.  At least you would have on something that just a few other girls might have on that night.  Give it a try.  Try our Starter Garter Belt and Stocking look.  For $13.95, you'll feel like a million.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

In this weather you can color your legs with different shades of lightweight sheer pantyhose especially in the evenings.  You can make your legs look so much better than the girl standing next to you.  Take a look at our Isabella brand #SS527,  our Aristoc #AR420, and our #ML333 from MusicLegs.  In fact, most of the brands in our sheer pantyhose category can make your legs look smooth, clean, and glamorous.  

Thursday, July 18, 2013

You know, I was thinking about what we said on these hot days of summer and it should be mentioned that to keep everything cool when you're wearing a skirt or a dress, and you still want to tighten up those legs, you might try some Suspender Hose.  This style has a very lightweight garter attached to the top of stockings so that everything will appear natural, except that your legs will look glamorous.  Tighter, more blended, softened knees, and smooth ankle and heels.  Take a look.  And while you're checking out the Suspender Hose, take a look at the Hold-up Thigh Highs which you can wear without any garter holding them up, because they stay up by themselves.  Each has a silicone band on the inside of the top welt of the stockings which grips the skin on your thighs, thus we call them "Hold-Ups"

So, take a look at these two styles and you just might want to add some to your hosiery drawer this summer.  Remember, even though it is summertime, try and have fun, stay cool and look hot!