Wioletta is a Polish fashion blogger whose style is a girlish elegant mix of retro and modern pieces. When putting together her outfits she draws inspiration from “old photographs and nature as well as some personalities” that she admires but, mostly, she tries to develop her own characteristic style which easily stands out when you browse through the photos on her blog.
In our interview she told us that the celebrity who had the biggest influence in her style was Audrey Hepburn and we can really see some of her delicately chic influence spread throughout her looks. She told us that her style is “very individual and often misunderstood” by those that surround her so she doesn’t consider herself or has any desire to be a trendsetter.
Her favorite brands of tights are Gatta and Calzedonia which she finds “especially comfortable to wear” on a daily basis. Wioletta wears tights mostly every day and they’ve become part of her trademark style but although she likes to explore different colors and textures she isn’t a big fan of patterned tights which she tries to avoid completely.
When choosing socks, however, she likes to experiment with a wider range of styles and includes some patterned lace socks and floral print socks in her collection.
On this review we’re excited to share with you the these awesome Tilda Stardust limited edition leggings from Brooklyn based Shivura, a legwear brand brought to life by Shawn Bhandari.
These urban chic psychedelic leggings feature an intricate pattern of portraits of two of our favorite celebrities in the world of music and cinema, David Bowie and Tilda Swinton. The merging of the photos cleverly assumes an abstract floral appearance when seen from afar and explodes in intricate detail when inspected closely and believe me when I say that everyone around you is going to be craning their necks for a longer glance and trying to sneak in a closer look at this awesome piece of legwear. In terms of craftsmanship the leggings sturdily built and have perfect seams. The fabric has 90% polyester and 10% spandex and they come in two sizes, small (for sizes 0-6) and large (for size 8+).
Shawn gave us some really awesome insight on some of Shivura’s products which thrive from collaborations with other artists. For example, the Skull & Crystal leggings, which feature an illustration by artist Alyson Amethyst or the Wire Iotacon leggings (which are going to be released on the next collection) that feature a work by Andy Rash. You can see a sneak peek of some of the new designs and many other experiences with patterns on Shivura’s Facebook page.
Eight new designs are being released on the 15th of this month and soon you will be able to browse through them on Shivura’s Etsy shop so stay tuned and grab your own limited edition Tilda Stardust and Skull & Crystal leggings before they run out.
Shivura is on the lookout for more artists that want to have their art showcased on their products so if you have a really great design that fits the brand style and would look beautiful on a pair of leggings be sure to submit it through Shivura’s e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
These 80 denier opaque tights are made of 90% Nylon and 10% Spandex weaved into gingham patterns that overlay each other to achieve different opacities and leave a stretch of skin visible. They have a very soft and comfortable texture and are especially suited for late Autumn and Winter seasons. Due to their intricate pattern they are perfect for minimal looks like, for example, a simple cut black dress and long boots.
These tights are available in three sizes and three different colors (Black, Anthracite and Bottella – or bottle green, which is the version featured on our photos). They have a silk gusset, ultraflat seamless waistband and invisibly reinforced heels & toes which makes them a great quality product for an inexpensive price.
Cecilia de Rafael is a Spanish hosiery brand founded in 1976 by Ramon Caballé Alvaro, so they have almost 40 years of experience in the field. Their products are manufactured in Italy and they regularly present their collections on important trade fairs such as the “International Exhibition of Jewelry and Accessories” in Madrid, the “Salon International de la Lingerie” in Paris and “Textillegprom” in Russia.
Prettify is a company based in Zurich, Switzerland which distributes affordable high quality hosiery through their online store. Be sure to pay them a visit, check out their awesome lookbook and follow their blog.
Today we’re going to continue our series of Veneziana reviews with these beautiful Vega white opaque tights.
These 40 denier tights feature an original and intricate geometric pattern that makes them stand out from the competition. White tights are sometimes frowned upon because they are known to make even the thinnest of legs look a little bit chubby but we think that if you choose the rest of your outfit wisely they can actually become the highlight of your style.
In order to convince you to try these tights we’ve put together a couple of suggestions which we think these Vega tights would look especially great with:
Simplicity at Work – As with heavily patterned or bold colored tights, a very simple black skirt or shorts and high heels will work wonders with your white tights;
Classic and Chic – White tights go really well together with chic outfits and can be combined with a white exposed collar, a scarf or (like in this case) a furry vest in order to magnify their presence;
On your way to the Ballet Class – If you’re feeling especially bold you can buy yourself a tutu (and a leotard while you’re at it) and spend the whole day looking like you’re trying to find your way to the ballet class;
Friction Code – This Friction Code lookbook features white tights on every single photo so you can also find great inspiration here.
Or you can match them with almost any type of whimsical flowery dress or vintage outfits, they will complement them really nicely.
You can find these tights at 12.25€ on the Veneziana store through this link.