Monday, 3 September 2012

Tights, Camera, Action

Last week, I had the honour of being invited to the very fancy Wolford shop in Westwestfield to attend an event hosted by my very lovely friend Bangs and a Bun. Isn't she gorgeous?

This idea was to introduce me, and all the other glamorous attendees, to the A/W collection from Wolford, which is an old and very prestigious company... and to eat delicious canapés and drink fizzy pink wine. Always a winning combination!

Wolford has been around since 1949, and since then has been known as a purveyor of fine-quality hosiery. It's all my mum used to wear in her power-dressing days in the 1980s, though it must be said, the prices do put it out of reach of many. Still, Wolford's products are very well-made and tights apparently last for eons, according to their devotees. What most people don't know (myself included) is that they do lots of ready-to-wear clothing, lingerie and 'leg-accessories', all of which I got to peruse over the course of the evening.

Wolford's shapewear is for those who don't necessarily want authenticity and powerful girdling, but more for smoothing out under tight dresses, and their bondage-inspired tights and accoutrements are more daring than anything you might find at vintage repro boutiques... but they looked amazing on the models (and Bangs). There are some awesome polka dot and seamed numbers on offer too.

I loved Bangs' talk and stunning DJ Radi Dadi, who always plays excellent tunes. I saw (or rather heard) her at Work It during Notting Hill carnival, and at the Run Dem Crew birthday party a few days before.

The Wah Nails lady was hard at work doing some stunning nail art, though the queue for her services was too much for me. Next time!

And this is what I wore... 

My trusty Mexican peasant outfit from Pinup Parade
My Swedish Hasbeens
No actual hosiery as I cling onto the dying days of summer
And... vintage Mah-Jong bracelet that's been languishing a while!
(Plus my ever-present Nike+ Fuelband)

Thanks to Bangs and the Wolford team for having me - you can expect to see me in my spotty tights on here once the autumn sets in!

Fleur xx


  1. I had never heard before these socks, but they are impressive, congratulations for the mexican style clothing.

  2. I love Wolford, but it's so expensive :( I love the Hasbeens, I need some too!

  3. I do love Wolford tights - pricey but indeed very good quality! Looks like a fab evening.


  4. I have never been to their shop before but its something I will def check out once I visit London again. Great post! xox

  5. I love Wolford, I tend to stock up in the sales and at their outlet store, as otherwise they're too pricy. The tights do last utterly ages.

  6. I've often admired Wolford online, but knowing it's quite pretigious (and expensive) I've always left it at that. But your night out has inspired me to go into the new Sydney store and have a look around. I love that mexican skirt on you, you always look wonderful! x

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  8. Lovely to see a range of nude colours other than "natural tan", which not all of us have!

  9. I love those tights with the black faux buckles!

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  12. I love your outfit. Is it pin-up parades label Swagger Joint or is it a separate label? I have been trying to find the skirt online but can't find it anywhere!


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