Archives for May 2014

May
30

What exactly is “support” hosiery?

- I wonder if you can help. In shops I have seen "support" stockings from companies like Elbeo. What, exactly, are they? Are they simply stockings that make your legs feel good at the end of the day by providing assistance throughout, or are they something more medicinal? Hope you can help! - Support stockings are for the unfortunate ladies that have developed varicose veins. These occur when the "flaps" in the vein … [Read more...]

May
23

Where to buy RHT hold-ups

- I am still looking for RHT hold-ups in the UK or via the web anyone help? - The Stockings HQ shop has them in abundance! To visit the RHT page click here. - There is also a German brand called Glatt & Softig that produces an excellent line of GENUINE hold-ups with real reinforced heel and toes. They come in a variety of colours and levels of sheerness (denier). They are in almost every major department store … [Read more...]

May
19

Suzanne Somers

Suzanne Somers is an American actress, author, singer and businesswoman, known for her television roles as Chrissy Snow on Three's Company and as Carol Lambert on Step by Step. Somers later became the author of a series of best-selling self-help books, including Ageless: The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones (2006), about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She has released two autobiographies, four diet … [Read more...]

May
16

French heels

- I have been wearing fully fashioned seamed stockings for a number of years. I seem to recall in Europe a term called "French heel" being used. Is this the same as FF or is it a separate term used to describe the triangle made at the back of the heel? - Fully fashioned refers to the way the stocking is made - one piece of nylon done in such a way to mimic the contours of the leg, and then sewn closed at the back, … [Read more...]

May
12

Tara Reid

Tara Reid began acting at age nine, being a regular on the game show Child's Play, and appeared in over 100 commercials for corporations including Jell-O, McDonald's, Crayola and Milton Bradley. As a teenager, she was on Saved By The Bell: The New Class. After moving to Hollywood in 1997, Reid transitioned to movies, landing her breakout role in 1998's The Big Lebowski. Though the film disappointed at the box … [Read more...]

May
09

Where to hang stockings to dry

- It appears a sad fact that stockings do not grace washing lines any more. If I may ask, where do you now hang them to dry? Is it: indoors on radiators indoors hanging up outdoors on the line outdoors but hidden in other washing other It would be interesting to note the trends in this area, so thank you for your help. - I have a special drying rack that is circular and hangs on the shower rod like a … [Read more...]

May
05

Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen was born on July 26, 1993, in St. Louis, Missouri. Her parents are Michael and Collette Momsen and she has a younger sister, Sloane Momsen, who is also an actress. She has Russian ancestry. She was raised Roman Catholic and attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School for elementary school and later attended Herbert Hoover Middle School in Potomac, Maryland. She studied dance at the Center of Creative … [Read more...]

May
02

Advice on washing stockings

- I have an interesting arrangement with my girlfriend. She has agreed to wear stockings (sometimes) if I wash them for her. I bought a hosiery washing bag from a lingerie shop, but wasn't sure if it's okay to wash them in the washing machine or if I should do it by hand. Any advice? And can I dry them in a dryer or do they need to be hung up to dry? Any assistance is really appreciated... I have quite a few pairs … [Read more...]