Tag Archives: hosiery

Something fashion, something blue

7 May

I was very taken by this dress featured in Elle UK which is worn by the lovely Lilly Collins, and suddenly I was hit by the blues, or a massive urge to find every variation of blue sock and stocking imaginable. And then I remembered some of the breathtaking blues highlighted in Fall 2012 collections. And apparently, I wasn’t the only one who noticed.

Blue-inspired collage from Al over at Red Dot (Love her!).


Blue feathered stockings from Cacharel Fall RTW 2012

Runway-inspired, mis-matched argyle socks from Argoz.


Grafitti tights from Vivienne Westwood.

Latvian designer Sockbox.


Sock Finds on Etsy

1 Oct

Sock garters by Tara Bethune-Leamen at Swan Clothing.


Knitted socks from Pink Candy Studio.


Wonderful Alice in Wonderland tights from TattooSocks.com


Socks by EleRe


Vintage shoes from The Vintage Closet.


Autumn flower thigh-highs from Hanna Broer.

Welcome the Wet Look

19 Sep

The English autumn weather has struck with a vengeance and I’ve seen nothing but rain for days. I figure if I’m doomed to look doused, then I might as well make it work from a style perspective. Thus, my investigations into the “wet look” have uncovered these juicy finds.


Elisha Casa Grande in James Lillis leggings.



Black leather and faux leather leggings on Horrorette and Style for the Soul in via Chictopia.



Leggings in Blueberry and Gun Metal from BlackMilk Clothing (also by James Lillis).


Shiny Stirrup Tights from American Apparel.



American Apparel Disco Short in Midnight Navy and Hussein Chalayan vinyl tights.

Bebaroque Crystal tights that look like tiny, perfect droplets of water.

And if you’ve ever wondered if PVC stockings could be classy, check out Karlie Kloss in the Fall 2011 Oscar de la Renta campaign. I’ve been able to find every color featured here through Milanoo online.

Great Sock Moments on Film

24 Aug

Did you know that socks, hosiery and legwear have played an influential role in some of our favorite films? Me neither. However, here are just a few great sock moments from Hollywood. I’m sure there are many more…so if you can think of any others, please let me know!

Tom Cruise in Risky Business (1983)

Tim Curry in Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Jennifer Beals and her legwarmers in Flashdance (1983)

Cyd Charisse in Silk Stockings (1957)

Bill Murray in Lost in Translation (2003)

Jean Paul Gaultier Loves the Legwear

21 Aug

The great thing about Jean Paul Gaultier, aside from his wild fashion sense, is his ability to be playful, take risks and incorporate sexy legwear into his runway looks. Whether it’s socks, leggings, stockings or tights – the man just makes me want to go shopping! Here are just a few examples from various 2010-2012 shows.

JPG likes it colorful…


JPG likes texture…


JPG even likes to see socks on men…


And these are just examples from the past few seasons!

Feathery wishes, peacock dreams

16 Aug

I’m often reminded that certain styles and themes appear again and again in fashion simply because they are so distinctive and eye-catching. Designs featuring peacock feathers, colors and motifs are an excellent example of this and they never fail to inspire me with thoughts of mystery and luxury. Below are some styles and accessories that caught my eye…not to mention lots of fabulous peacock socks!


Sources: Victoria’s Secret 2010, artist Natalia Fabia and Alexander McQueen 2008


Source: ModCloth.com


Source: Sock Smith


Source: Sock It To Me


Sources: Sock Dreams and Joy of Socks


Sources: Jonathan Aston and Tattoosocks.com


Source: Falke Lunelle


Sources: Western Chief Boots, It’s So Clutch and Sense of Fashion

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