Monthly Archives: April 2009

Pink knee socks give Agyness Deyn even more Fame!

Although we may be more used to seeing her in more of a punk guise, Agyness Deyn has gone back to the ’80s to film an advert in New York.

The Manchester-born model was a vision in bright pink, with pink t-shirt, shorts, jacket and sandals – as well as those super-cute pink socks – as she ran down some steps with Gabriel Aubrey, aka Mr Halle Berry.

It was a refreshing look for Aggy, whose platinum blonde hair has also grown out of its short crop into a girly bob with a side fringe.

While you may not want to dress in it from head to toe, a splash of pink in your wardrobe this summer could be the perfect way to welcome in the sunny (we hope!) weather.

For pale pink socks, Bebaroque’s Dorothy-style socks from – which have a pretty bow print – would look preppy and sweet, while Pamela Mann’s over the knee socks in cerise make more of a bold statement.

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Spanx ‘must have magic in their threads’

shapewear has been recommended by a fashion writer who said she wishes she had tried them sooner.

Candy Martin said that she had held on to some of her old dresses, but did not like the way her tummy looked underneath them any more.

However, in an article for the Seattle PI, she said that she finally took the plunge and purchased some Spanx – and has never looked back!

"They must sprinkle a little magic into the threads when they weave them together, because I don’t know how else to explain how they can do what they do," Candy commented.

She added that they are easy to put on and do not feel at all uncomfortable, but make every lump and bump look smooth and perfect – so much so that she is giving all her best dresses a new lease of life instead of leaving them to languish in her wardrobe!

For anyone keen to try Spanx, their Hide and Sleek bodysuit from could be a good place to start. It fits snugly like a strapless dress and will give you a perfect hourglass figure.


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Fashion site updates Audrey H look with lace patterned tights

If you’re a fan of Audrey Hepburn’s classic look, why not try bringing the style back this summer, but update it with a few 21st century accessories?

Fashion portal Catwalk Queen highlights an outfit posted on LookBook by German designer Lisa M, who takes the Breakfast at Tiffany star’s cropped hair and penchant for nautical style tops, but pairs them with black lacy tights and chunky jewellery for her portfolio.

"Clashing navy stripes with black lace tights is our new obsession!" enthuses Catwalk Queen.

The floral patterned tights certainly add an edge to the outfit, but do not detract from its elegant feel and movie star style.

Anyone on the lookout for lace tights could look to Emilio Cavallini’s examples on One such style has a romantic floral pattern and a sexy back seam that would look perfect with short skirts or Audrey-style nautical tops, but also elongates the leg.

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Beam me up, Mossy: Kate channels Star Trek for minidress and black tights combo

With the new Star Trek movie soon to hit cinemas, it could be that we’re in for a space age fashion trend.

Kate Moss – recently voted as fashion face of the ’90s in a poll by London Clothes Show – certainly seems to think so, judging by her outfit at a recent jewellery launch.

The supermodel sported a glittering silver minidress with awesome oversized shoulders by Balmain and black opaque tights with patent court shoes as she supported a friend at the party, which was also attended by David Walliams and Noel Fielding.

As usual, Kate nailed the look, which could have been too fancy-dress without the black tights to add a kooky edge.

For black tights with a silky finish that would go well with an exuberant dress, the Cette Dublin 60-denier sort from may fit the bill, as they are warm but not thick and satiny without being too shiny.

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Lily Cole teams tea dress with opaque tights for university show

She knows more about the fashion world than the average student, so Lily Cole was no doubt the first choice when it came to presenting an ethical fashion show at Cambridge University.

The redhead, 20, did not take to the catwalk, but instead hosted a presentation on the importance of ethical fashion for conservation organisation FACE at the student union.

However, she did look more than a little chic in her blue tea dress, black tights and gorgeous shoes with a flash of yellow in the heel as she discussed fair trade and organic materials.

Lily also relied on a blue dress and black tights for Salma Hayek’s recent wedding in Venice, although this time the frock was strapless and flowing rather than casual and cute.

Opaque tights are a great way of keeping you legs warm under dresses this spring – try Emilio Cavallini’s 55-denier opaque tights from for comfort and a choice of ten colours.


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Katy Perry looks quirky cool in Celeste Stein footless tights

She’s one of pop’s hottest musical properties and is always quick to pick up on quirky trends, so it stands to common sense that Katy Perry has embraced Celeste Stein’s patterned tights.

The singer has been featured in New! magazine thanks to her white bandeau dress worn with very cool comic print footless tights from the Texan designer.

However, judging by the pictures of the music event she seemed undecided when it came to shoes, wearing white ones as she performed but posing in a bright yellow pair for pictures later on.

Katy is also thought to be a fan of shapewear, since she was recently spotted in what looked like control top tights in New York as the hem of her dress flew up thanks to a mischievous wind!

Meanwhile, Celeste Stein is getting quite the celebrity following just lately – yesterday, we reported that had supplied Asos magazine with her Black Vercache patterned tights as part of a photoshoot involving Peaches Geldof.

The pics will appear in the May issue. However, if you don’t want to wait that long, check out for plenty of Celeste Stein designs.

They are exclusive to our site in the UK and fans of Katy’s comic print style may also like the Red Reverse Spots footless tights, or the very 1960s-themed Pink Flower Girl patterned tights.

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Cheryl sizzles in over the knee socks – what will the neighbours say?

Girls Aloud fans have been left thrilled by the first shows in the group’s Out of Control tour, as much for the stunning costumes as by the energetic performances.

And Cheryl Cole in particular stood out at London’s O2 Arena last night (April 27th) as she opted for a Lady Gaga-style space-age leotard with black over the knee socks instead of the cut out bodysuits that her bandmates chose.

While the girls began the night in angelic white dresses, they were soon swapped for the more raunchy outfits and even whips as they performed a cover of Britney Spears’ Womanizer.

Cheryl – recently voted the Sexiest Woman in the World by FHM readers – certainly stole the show in her sexy socks and got the loudest cheers from the adoring fans, even after she was left singing with just her face showing at one point after a technical malfunction!

If you’re in need of some over the knee socks like Cheryl’s, try the organic cotton ones from Aristoc, available from

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Peaches rocks’s patterned tights for Asos

Celeste Stein tights as sported by Peaches GeldofExciting news – Peaches Geldof is to appear in patterned tights from as part of a feature for Asos!

Fast becoming a star in her own right, the 20-year-old wears our beautiful Celeste Stein Black Vercache patterned tights for the photoshoot, along with a summery Christian Lacroix dress and leather slingbacks.

The pictures will appear in the May issue of the mag, which is always eagerly anticipated by fashionistas all over Britain.

However, with some 430,000 people reading the publication every month, anyone wanting to get their hands on some of the designer hosiery should get a wriggle on before the rush comes.

According to the Association of Publishing Agencies, 80 per cent of its readers use the mag for tips on the latest trends before they hit the high street – so we’re giving you chance to be in the know first!

With a mixture of warm pinks, gold and reds, the Black Vercache tights have a great paisley, hippy vibe and would be perfect for wearing to summer BBQs.

Meanwhile, Peaches is also pictured in a more sultry pose for the mag, wearing black and grey Cheetah patterned tights that also come from the talented Ms Stein.

The News of the World picked up on Peaches’ foray into Asos fashion earlier this month – showbiz reporter Dan Wootton said pictures of her in purple over the knee socks were "amazing" and very sexy.

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Opaque tights help Bafta stars shine more brightly

The stars of the small screen were out in force last night to celebrate the Bafta Television awards in London.

Although some went for full-on glamour in long, movie star frocks, most went for edgy chic, including the ever fashionable Alexa Chung and Skins stars Kaya Scodelario and Hannah Murray.

Alexa dressed down her strapless monochrome prom dress with black opaque tights and a black sheer top underneath, while the Skins duo tried out flapper dresses with a 1920s vibe.

Hannah opted for a silver feathered dress and tap shoes combo, but prevented the look from being too showgirl-like by wearing grey opaque tights.

Meanwhile, the gold sequins of Kaya’s dress were perfectly complemented by black opaque tights.

If you’re after some grey tights, try Aristoc’s Velveteen 50-denier opaques in pewter from, which are practical enough for workwear but offer plenty of pizazz if you’re lucky enough to be heading to an award ceremony!


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Keira Knightley looks chic in lace patterned tights

English rose Keira Knightley cut a very elegant figure as she filmed scenes for her new movie on the beach in Clevedon yesterday (April 23rd).

The 24-year-old is part of the cast of Brit flick Never Let Me Go, which tells the tale of Britain some time in the imagined future when clones are raised to become organ donors.

She wore what was supposed to be school uniform (although we don’t remember ours looking as great as this!) – an outfit comprised of a long green coat, black lacy stockings and a green jersey dress.

The seaside town near Bristol came to a near standstill as passersby stopped to catch a glimpse of the actress and the other cast members of the film, which is set to be released in 2010.

For similar hosiery to Keira’s, try Falke‘s Renaissance Knee Highs, which would look great with high heels and a longer-length dress of skirt.

They are available from in three different colours and also have a top band that rests just below the knee for more comfort.


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