Papped on the the way to work, Coife Scully wearing the Cheryl Cole straparound tights with vintage Fur. Tres cool.
Our youngest customer at ‘Girls Night Out’ in the Stillorgan Park Hotel last night was, Katie Long - aged just 13 from Dundrum, Dublin. Katie loved her limited edition Henry Holland Bingo tights so much that she had to try them on there and then. Remember the name guys as we reckon Katie just might walk the catwalk in future years!
Well kinda - but with a twist. Black tailored shorts with faux leather edging on the pockets, white silk blouse from Reiss and these amazing Jonathan Aston Tux tights with seam front and back topped off with a tux bow tie!
'The women’s tuxedo has been blurring the gender divide for years. Some call it an evening gown alternative, while others have tagged it as sophisticated glamour. Thanks to Yves Saint Laurent, who gave birth to le smoking in the 1960s, this androgynous ensemble has now become a womenswear classic and very much a wardrobe staple. But not one that is without the potential for reinterpretation.
The women’s tuxedo trend trumpet last blew out in 2008 when we saw a fountain of celebrities donning the look. Now, with 2012 on the horizon, we’re seeing the trend make a flashing comeback with a whole lot of mischief, seduction and femininity – but this time it’s different. It has evolved.’ fashionising.com
I think this would be a fab way to rock your office Christmas Party this year.
Ok we love her voice but for selfish reasons we love the fact that so far on every performance and appearance she is rocking tighs!!
Pop star Jessie J has been announced as the new face and legs of House of Holland Pretty Polly tights. Jessie has already shot the super-hero themed, comic book inspired ad campaign (pictured) for the collection. Get your mits on her Super Suspenders and Superstars for just €15 & €17!
David Hinchliffe, brand director at Pretty Polly told Grazia magazine: ‘She’s got awesome style, but her attitude as well as her persona make a terrific choice for our collection.’
'The campaign is all about how our tights make a girl feel, it’s about empowering a girl when she’s wearing our products and recognizing the effect she will have on the people around her. Hence the ‘POW!’ and ‘WHAM!’
Back in March we told you all about Pretty Polly’s search for ‘Legs Eleven’ - heck we even ran a competition on StyleBible.ie giving 10 readers each a pair of tights to use for their competition entry. All entrants had to do was to post a pic of their legs on Pretty Polly’s Facebook page in the hope of becoming the new Ambassador for Pretty Polly UK & Ireland.
The top eleven girls were invited to the final judging day in London in August and our Ciara was one of them. On the panel were industry expertsfrom Lenis modeling agency, Pretty Polly, Glamour magazine and celebrity designer Henry Holland. Aside from having an amazing set of pins, what the judges were also looking for was personality. Someone who really represents what Pretty Polly is about and Ciara has that in spades. “I chatted to them about my love for fashion, writing, journalism, blogging (wildchildstoriesblog.blogspot.com), the world of media, and how much I would love to work with them”. But yet when she was announced winner she was stunned (if you don’t believe me check out the footage http://tiny.cc/k5ikv)
"It was only when my sister Claire ran over to me whooping and hollering that I snapped out of it, and began to realize what was in store for this Galway girl…"
Intrigued, we caught up with Ciara this week to find out a bit more:
Let’s get to to good stuff what did you win! Along with River Island vouchers galore, I’m now signed to the London-based Lein’s Modeling Agency, not to mention having all the Pretty Polly tights a girl could wish for! I’ll be working very closely with Pretty Polly for the next year, doing a mixture of writing, blogging, modeling, and other ambassador duties. Some details Im afraid I can’t divulge just yet, but I can assure you there is excitement and adventure around the corner!
What do you think of the inclusion of designer Henry Holland to the Pretty Polly design team? Having the input of such a renowned designer, you know he’s going to mix things up a little!! I think he’s taking the brand in a more adventurous direction. For example the suspender tights, they were nothing short of iconic, when they came out people went absolutely wild for them, they had the shock factor. They still do!
What’s your favourite design from the Pretty Polly A/W collection? Hmm that’s a tough one! I would have to pick the “Pretty Sparkly” tights from the new collection, which I chose to wear for the final, when the light hits them, magnificent!
Any inside secrets on S/S 12 Pretty Polly collection? Oooh they’d kill me if I told you that! But all I will say is stay tuned, they’ve got some amazing creations this year, fans of the brand certainly won’t be disappointed… and then there’s Henry Holland’s new tights collection, I’ve seen some sneak peaks, and it’s amazing, so unique. You’ll just have keep your eyes peeled for their release!
Why do you think tights are undergoing resurgence over the last few years? Well, tights are no longer the last thing you think about when you’re choosing an outfit. Because of brands like Pretty Polly, tights are now a bona-fide fashion accessory, they’ve become the focal point of an outfit. You take a pair like the Henry Holland suspender tights, or the Pretty Sparkly tights (getting them in ladies), and you plan your outfit around them. They’re louder and bolder than ever before, you can now make a fashion statement with the tights you make. And I think people really like that idea, and that’s why there’s such a resurgence in recent years.
Do you think Irish ladies wear tights enough? Do they ever! With the weather we have here in ireland and the UK, tights are a girls best friend! They’re perfect for keeping you warm and dry, without hiding under a million layers. With winter on its way, it’s not really viable to go bare-legged, but luckily with Pretty Polly tights you have great quality and warmth, and you can be fashionable and make a statement with tights.
Speaking of style who do you draw inspiration from? From everywhere and anything! Fashion Blogs and magazines, my amazingly stylish friends, music I’m listening to, books, movies, even fictional characters! You can get inspiration from just about anywhere if your eyes are open to it.
And finally…Saturday night describe your ideal look It could be anything, I’m a bit of a chameleon! But it’s usually some-thing leggy, maybe leather high-waisted shorts, a loose satin shirt, teamed some badass chunky heels or wedges and non-fussy hair. My only “ideal” thing is that I have to be able to dance in it. Gotta show off those killer moves like!
Is it just me or are there numerous trends this A/W - 70’s glamour, polka dots, prints, and the ultra conservative 40’s trends of pearls, gloves, fur and pencil skirts.
But lets focus on Pencil Skirts as it’s something all shapes can wear and even more so if you’re curvy…think the Man Men series.
Hemlines have dipped to a strict - yet feminine - on-the-knee length that is at once conservative and very alluring. “This collection was about the empowerment of women,” says Donna Karan of her A/W 11 collection in the August issue of Vogue. “Their words of wisdom and their ability to be strong and take a stand without giving up their femininity.” Who would have known a skirt could say so much! In other words we mean business.. someone’s got to kick start this economy.
Donna Karen A/W 2011
Gaultier took a different slant for his collection. It was all about looking sexy and elegant in your skin regardless of age. Revealing thigh-high slit to full length pencil skirts. Some sheer barely black hold ups required to complete the elegance.
What started at Marc Jacobs as one overarching theme for his A/W 2011 RTW collection, has popped up on several runways since, heralding Polka Dots as the pattern trend for A/W 2011.
What’s fantastic about this trend is the ability to have fun with it and bring it into your outfit not just via dresses, skirts and blouses but also via accessories. Think shoes, tights, hats, coats or even via your pet pooch! Polka Dots are Autumn Winters answer to Summers Stripes.
You may not need to stock up on books, pencils and pens - but with the change of every season we get the green flag to re-evaluate our wardrobe - to see what can be reused but more excitingly what needs replenishing.
To help get your shopping off to the right start we’ve pulled together the Legs Love Winter Work Kit. Which provides you with the Classic Hosiery foundation to build your Autumn/Winter wardrobe.
We’ve chosen the classic work hosiery staples – Opaques & Knee highs and bundled them into one handy kit.
5 Classics for €21.99 – that’s over €5 cheaper than the individual product prices!
Plus it’s posted to your home/office free of charge. Leaving you free to concentrate on things that really matter … like painting your nails, conquering the world etc.
What’s in a pack – 5 products in total just €21.99
Pamela Mann 80 Denier Opaques – 2 pairs
Pamela Mann Classic Diamond Opaques
Pretty Polly Sheer Fashion Knee Highs 2pp -Diamond & Stripes
One size – Fits up to 5′10″ & up to dress size 16
We realise that, at first glance, the garment above probably looks just like a shrug to you, but think again, folks, because this is no mere “shrug” – no, this is what its makers describe as “arm hosiery”. Or, “tights for your arms” in other words.
The purpose of this invention is so that you can hide and tone your flabby underarm area if you have one – the “tights” will not only hold you in, they also claim to improve the appearance of the skin and “minimize fine lines”.
Now you know we at Legslove luv all things hosiery and shapewear but even we’re slightly confused by this product because as far as we can tell, if you wear this you’re probably still going to have to hide your arms under long sleeves and avoid the tank tops because if you don’t, your bingo wings may not be on show, but your arm tights will be.
But one lady who thinks this is a fab product is Mary Portas and is stocking her range called ‘Armery’ in her new store in House of Fraser, Oxford Street, London. Maybe such a heavy hitter as Mary Portas could be what this product needs as the original invention FLABuLess seems to have disappeared. However if you think this is a great idea and you can’t wait to get hold of one, I have found a US site for you to order from Tressleek.com. And please let us know what you think of it.