Nary a stocking in site, but I am newly crazy about the photography of Ellen Von Unwerth and I love corsets. Also, have I mentioned I think legs are pretty?
The Rodarte leggings which appear in the photo above are incredibly expensive and have been the subject of much obsessing at my desk (and, okay, I may have licked my screen the one time). Why do I love them so much? I'll be honest, I can't explain it, but as T Magazine explains, in reference to the also incredibly expensive, Rodarte Motorcycle Jacket:
I knew I wanted one for myself. That’s how fashion works: you have an emotional response to something and you just want it, no matter what the cost. And the cost of this jacket is a lot.She's right. The cost of the motorcycle jacket, which is one nutty-looking thing (and yes, I know the leggings are in the same category to many people) is $3,795. The leggings are $920. The jacket actually seems like the better bargain to me, given that the leggings are probably made from the same amount of leather as one sleeve of the jacket. Yes, I think about how much material is in the garment and do calculations around, "is it a good value?" Rodarte may have been named 2009 Womenswear Designer of the year by the CFDA, but you have to be cool to wear them. I have been accused of being many things in my life. Cool isn't really one of them.
I'm excited to see this photo, because this is the first photo I've seen of them, other than this, er...not as attractive, photo of them on Rihanna, which clearly shows they are a pull-on legging, akin to a long legwarmer, more than a pair of true-leggings or footless tights, AND the model is wearing them over fishnets. I have died and gone to legwear heaven.
Rihanna has cured me of my personal dreams of owning a pair of these beauties. Like many high fashion items, they appear to look best on the slender of body (boo to the designers on that). I am not fond of the idea of having leggings-marks pressed into my skin at the end of the day. However, the things I could do with the hosiery I already have, scissors and various lengths of tubes cut from them...
One of the prettiest foot worship photos I've ever seen. I love the way the black of her boots is picked up in the lowlights of his hair and the green of the background makes his eyes look even brighter.
People come here all the time looking for shots of Megan in pantyhose or stockings, it's one of the most common searches that lead people to Stocking Vixen, but until now the site has been an MF-free Zone. I'm rectifying that right now, with these photos, mostly gathered from Fuck Yeah, Megan Fox. Let it not be said that I don't care about my lovely readers. I would commit several major crimes to get my mitts on a pair of the patterned pantyhose she's wearing in the third photo. I think they're Wolford, so my mitts will be very cold and there will be a red guy poking me with a fork before I get any, sadly.
I love how contemporary this photograph is, the setting, the model, the colors in the photo, everything. I also like it that the model just happens to be wearing stockings and the photo seems to be about her emotional state more than anything else.
From Gitte Meldgaard Photography
So, for now, look for far more frequent posts, fewer words, and lots of gorgeous, intriguing, artistic and stimulating photos of lingerie and hosiery. I've got Dita tied up and ready to pose for us. This is a high-quality image, so give it a click to see the full-sized view. (Thanks to the beautiful Dahlia Delis for sharing this image from her collection, which she has let us know is from Jim Weathers Bondage Cafe, which is very definitely a site for grown ups.)
While you're pondering, if you'd take a moment to answer my poll question at right, I'd be very grateful, as well. Thanks!
I'm fairly certain that OSHA might have something to say about Darenzia in lingerie on the table doing things to the acoustical tile, but I'm glad they didn't get there before this wonderful photo was taken.
The sweetest, most adorable pinup ever, Dahlia Delis, whom I've featured in Stocking Vixen before and has started a lovely new blog about the things that inspire her, will be programming some images for us all this week. She has sent me some fantabulous ones from her personal collection. She's a big enthusiast for collecting photography and she has sent me some wonderful shots that I'm looking forward to sharing this week. Thank you Dahlia!