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Graphic Leg Art ~ Then and Now

January 19, 2014

The real surge in fashion legwear started in the 1960’s but did not become mainstream until much later. When I became a hosiery buyer in the early 80’s, the stage was set but the show was just beginning. Today, no wardrobe is complete with out a leg statement. These are bold modern graphics from today and yesteryear.  It’s the message more than the mentor that counts.

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Short Takes ~ Anklets Dress Up Legs For The Holidays

December 8, 2013

Our Cristina whose column this is, has been absent for  awhile due to a big move to Washington DC from Brooklyn, NY and now- Big Congratulations!- a brand new baby boy, Theodore Anthony King.  Ex-Legwear buyer that I am, this is a venue to which I am always drawn so I thought I might provide a bit of insight while she is gone.

I love this sheer anklet trend.  It’s fresh, fashionable and a great holiday dressing pop

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Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Louboutin for Marchesa

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Collette Dinnigan, Mila Schon, Marchesa

 

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Halloween Leg Costumes

October 13, 2013

By Cristina Casciano-King

With Halloween approaching finding the perfect hosiery accent to your Halloween Costume leaves you with a ton of Leg Avenue Options, and for most that is the only brand people will consider to dress up as a sexy school girl, a sultry clown, or a foxy fairy tale character or even a sexy witch…

But, why should Halloween be the only time you take bold choices with your legwear? Why not refine the Stereotypical Sexy costumes, with a bit more sophisticated legwear and instead of vamp go for class.

Take this Sexy School Girl Outfit. . .

Pair this more subtle sexy school girl costume, with these

Pretty Polly Faux Over the Knee Sock Tights.

Feel like clowning around this Halloween, … Read more

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Dogs In Pantyhose

April 14, 2013

By Cristina Casciano-King

First men in Tights, now Dogs in Tights.

Sounds crazy, but this in fact the latest K-9 craze from China.  Grab your Dog and put some pantyhose on it! Dogs, have for decades been dressed up like man’s best friend or in this case woman’s. Think dogs in coats and princess outfits- even those special shoes for when it snows…

Now they have to suffer through the growling (greulling) task of donning pantyhose. As if its not hard enough for humans to put them on without ripping, can you imagine getting them on a dog?

I think this dog, looks better then the cousin Beatrice at the Royal Wedding…Well if the hat fits!

If your canine friend is not into Opaque Read more

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Spring Leg Fling

March 21, 2013

By Cristina Casciano-King

As the weather starts to turn, people often bare their legs without Tights, with all the fabulous Spring Tights why would you want to do that.

Spring Trends for Tights this year are fun and flirty. After the Ombre Tights have gone viral onPininterest, Jonathan Aston has jumped at producing the hot trend producing a beautiful pink and purple ombre tight (also available in a grey gradation for the more conservative fashionista)…If Ombre ain’t your thing…

Try something a bit more graphic; minimalist graphic tights with an eighties flare. TheseJonathan Aston Dynamic Tights, are just that a Dynamic statement on Legs. Try pairing them with some hightop wedge sneakers and a skater skirt!

If you still want to … Read more

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Seductive Legs for Valentine’s Day

February 7, 2013

By Cristina Casiano-King

Valentine’s is the perfect opportunity to add a little something extra to your outfit. Start with your favorite dress, and remember it’s what’s underneath that counts. The underpinnings on Valentine’s day will be the only aphrodisiac you’ll need

So put away those plain Jane tights and jeggings and go for the sexy classic stocking. The second you put on stockings your outfit will go from stuffy to sultry. There is something about the art of getting dressed with a garter and stockings that always add a little swagger in one’s step.

First off you will need a garter belt. These come in many forms. The classic garter belt, will feel seductive and is a wonderful turn on for when you get … Read more

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Cristina Casciano-King

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Cristina started PEEK BROOKLYN, the online emporium for the best hosiery in the world, after realizing that she has a gift for matching unique hosiery with any outfit. She scours the world for what’s in for your pins. Her own collection consists of over 400 styles from everywhere from Italy to Istanbul. She also helps promote Burlesque events in New York city.