Etna is active… again
Etna is active… again. Double meaning in this, one hosiery connected and the other is a personal announcement.
So 1, back in February I wore these Gabrielle Etna tights. It was cold and they were perfect. Etna being active is just another way to say they’re a repeat wear.
2, on a personal level. I started this blog because at the time I had just finished chemotherapy treatment for bowel cancer. I was well and needed a bit of a creative outlet. When this post goes live I will have just had an operation to remove a rather large mass on my ovary which from tests so far the doctors think maybe a bowel secondary. Fingers crossed it’s a bit of cheese! I have saved up some posts which I’ll have scheduled to go live over the next week or so but after that I may be a bit silent due to my recovery and the fact that wearing tights will be a bit uncomfortable and repetitive. As soon as the hosiery wearing restarts posts will reappear. I still have loads of stuff to show you which will also be fun to wear.
Backed up with Laces and Bows
She turned her back and left in a flurry of laces and bows. That’s the effect I would have had if I were a heroine in a novel. These are Gabriella Carla holdups, received from legitup. A stunning looking pair of holdups with a lacey top, block black colour and revealing backs. The pattern of laces and bows had a little sparkle. They were comfortable and my only niggle was the silicon strip wasn’t very sticky. I had to endure quite a bit of cleaning (of the strip) and pulling up (of the stocking). This I think led to the pattern movement so the backs became the sides, if you get my meaning. Always looking for an excuse, because none of my hosiery is bad, they were new – and I had moisturised – so maybe that’s why they became unstuck.
Winter Collection Gabriella
I chose to wear from their Winter Collection, Gabriella Bonie tights today. I really did need the 200 denier hosiery and was kept extremely warm all day.
My only issue with them was, eventhough they were size 2 (smallest), I experienced a lot of sag and the pattern of snowflakes did not show as well as I’d hoped.
To compare, the main picture are the tights stretched. This smaller photo is what I really looked like today. Notice the wrinkles at the bottom.
Bacara 05 Gabriella
Bacara 05 by Gabriella today.
Here’s the straight on view,
So a spiral pattern throughout the leg broken up with geometric shapes along the side making an unusual and eye catching pattern.
They felt a bit scratchy when I put them on but I have been wearing some quite glamorous hosiery lately and the feeling wasn’t uncomfortable just different.
Like Mount Etna
Like Mount Etna when she’s erupting this pair will keep you toasty. From their “winter collection,” Gabriella hosiery have delivered again. I felt ready for a winter battle when I unwrapped these. They had a reassuring thickness and with a reinforced toe section they meant business. The pattern was more distinct from the back than the front, maybe due to more stretch on that side. A satisfying pair of tights for the cold.
Gabriella fishnet holdups
I bought these Gabriella fishnet holdups (calze model 153) because I wanted a large holed fishnet pattern. These fit the requirements perfectly and from one of my favourite suppliers, mystockings. I was a bit worried about toe strangulation
but the holes are big enough not to give that sensation even though my toes were through the net. They produce a really seductive look and a nostalgic glamour that some older ladies reminisce about. The floral lacetop is rather pretty too.
On the Fourth day of Christmas
On the fourth day of Christmas… (or is this the third? No no no, I’ve sussed it we are at the ninth or tenth day of Christmas and it’s not a run down it’s a run up. I’m taking the twelveth day as Christmas day itself because that’s when you get all the presents.) Three work days till Christmas so I have lined up three special pairs of tights, well two and then an Angela choice one and then a pair for the big day itself.
So today’s offering is the Angela’s choice. A sexy patterned back seamed pair called Debby by Gabriella. A squiggly line down the back and then plain on the front. Silky to touch and a general solid feel to them. No slipping down but a little bit of movement to the side so the seam wasn’t quite as straight at the end of the day.