Tag Archives: Stockings

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.

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Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2012

25 Nov

Socks and stockings through the eyes of Helmut Newton

20 Nov


 

 

 

 



Can I get some mustard with that?

17 Oct

For the longest time, I avoided the color yellow. I subscribed to the belief that it would wash out my pale skin and emphasize my lack of tan.

Then I discovered a pair of mustard shoes which opened the door to an exciting dijon-tinted world and there’s no going back. I find it instantly improves one’s mood, makes any outfit more interesting and is definitely one of my favorite colors for socks…among other things.

Maffy24 in H&M socks on Chictopia.

Louise, fashion blogger for Miss Pandora.

Blaire colored tights from Ruche Clothing.

Kirsten Dunst at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Cute hat and sock combo from Meg at The Doll House.

The absolute hottest stockings I have ever seen from Cervin Paris.

Fashion blogger Cindy Ashes, from Sleepwalks 9 to 5 in mustard skirt, turquoise cardigan and grey socks.

Deer print cozy socks from Maison Scotch.

Sock It To Me mustache socks (found at JoyofSocks.com).

 

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.

Style Inspiration: Prabal Gurung Fall 2011

30 Aug

Yesterday Sarah Jessica Parker turned up at a press conference for her new movie, “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” in a cream and black number from Prabal Gurung’s Fall 2011 line.

Photo credit: WENN

It’s causing quite a stir in fashion circles and nobody can quite agree on whether it’s chic or unbecoming. However, love it or hate it, I’m more captivated by the use of bold colors, interesting visual textures and bandage legwear in his Fall 2011 runway show.

Here are some similar options online if you love the look:

Source: Pamela Mann

Source: Emilio Cavallini available at John Lewis

Source: Wolford Tights available at MyTights.com

I also found a great thigh-high sock version from Foot Traffic:

MTV Video Music Awards: Nicki Menaj Sock Meltdown

29 Aug

I’m all about breaking out the socks and expressing yourself, but I do have questions about Nicki Menaj’s outfit for the MTV 2011 Video Music Awards. It’s a tad over the top for me, but as they say, different strokes for different folks!

Back to School Girl Sock Chic

28 Aug

With back to school season just around the corner, it’s worth considering how sock fashion contributes to a favorite fall look – school girl chic.

Source: Primark Autumn 2011 Lookbook

Source: Jenny Humphrey from Gossip Girl

Source: Former Parades

Source: Chictopia

Source: The Tragic Sense Blog

Source: Prada Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

Source: Esme and the Laneway Blog

Source: Chictopia

Source: Constance-Victoria Blog

Source: Playing with Fire

Source: Vogue China, 2011

Back to school nails I just had to share – source: The Daily Nail

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!

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