Tag Archives: stockings with gussets

The Collection: Stockings
#139- #142

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

The-Collection---STOCKINGS---no.139---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

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# 139 – Stockings
Tan, low-sheen stockings which have been cut in order to be used as hold-ups like in this image above which was part of a series I produced in 2008.

 

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# 140 – Stockings
Sheer, Black stockings cut to convert into hold-ups for photoshoots.

 

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# 141 – Stockings
Sheer, black stockings with polka-dot pattern. These remind me of 1990’s Pretty Woman every time.

 

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# 142 – Stockings
Tan/beige coloured, sheer stockings. These are probably the most standard stocking variety you can find in South Africa.

 

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The Collection: Stockings
#135- #138

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

The-Collection---STOCKINGS---no.135---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

# 135 – Stockings
My second pair of almost-vintage, deep blue, sheer stockings. They have an almost same-same sheer gusset/re-enforced area as the rest of the pair of hosiery.

 

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# 136 – Stockings
Nearly nude, sheer hold-ups stockings.

 

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# 137 – Stockings
Black fishnet stockings cut off into sort of mid-leg-wearing stockings or sleeves. They were used for a Goth themed party portrait in 2007.

 

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# 138 – Stockings
Warm tan coloured stockings in a super high sheen with a mat gusset area.

 

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The Collection: Stockings
#131- #134

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

The-Collection---STOCKINGS---no.131---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

 

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# 131 – Stockings
Black cut-off fish-net stocking hold-ups. Used in quite a few private commission shoots over the years.

 

The-Collection---STOCKINGS---no.132---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

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# 132 – Stockings
White, sheer, cut-off stockings hold-ups. These have been used in quite a few shoots like the included image above but also many private commissions with “The Housewives

 

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# 133 – Stockings
Semi-sheer black stockings with a floral pattern. These have been cut-off to be used as hold-ups with a suspender belt instead since its always been so hard to find this kind of product in South Africa.

 

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# 134 – Stockings
Deep indigo, gusseted sheer, stockings. handed down from an aunts old wardrobe. I’ve ended up with two very similar pairs- both have worked well in past shoots.
Found and liked this quote which is appropriate here:

The phrase “don’t bust a gusset” (a variation of “don’t blow a gasket”) is an admonition to calm down; becoming so enraged and inflated that one busted a gusset would imply extreme rage and expansion beyond one’s clothing capacity”

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The Collection: Stockings
#127- #130

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

The-Collection---STOCKINGS---no.127---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

# 127 – Stockings
Sheer white hold-ups with a extra wide reenforced top for suspender belt clips.  I most likely got these in a lingerie set originally from passionfruit.co.za , its not easy to find these in SA.

 

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# 128 – Stockings
Brown/black fish-net stockings which have been cut into hold-ups fore a shoot.

 

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# 129 – Stockings
Footless-stockings with mesh, lace design in black from Woolworths.

 

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# 130 – Stockings
Beige/flesh coloured stay-up stockings with lace detailing. These are almost always available from Woolworths, I bought this pair at  least 7 years back.

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The Collection: Stockings
#123- #126

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

The-Collection---STOCKINGS---no.123---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

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# 123 – Stockings
Red hold-up sheer stockings. These have been worked with a number of times. They’ve been hand cut into hold ups.

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# 124 – Stockings

Sheer white hold-ups. These are not an easy find in Cape Town but come in many of the lingerie sets that Passionfruit.co.za sells locally.

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# 125 – Stockings
A deep brown pair of hold-ups from the 90’s which have been shredded for a photoshoot.

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# 126 – Stockings

These are the classic stay-ups that you can find in South Africa. Although they look pretty that latex band they use to keep them up is almost always problematic.

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The Collection: Stockings & “Socklets”
#119- #122

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

The-Collection---STOCKINGS---no.119---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

#119 – Stockings
Flesh coloured, wide-fishnet hold-ups. Bought at a Chinese supermarket in Cape Town for photoshoots with private clients.

 

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#120 – Stockings
Deep brown/tan coloured, hold-ups. Bought at Woolworths quite some time ago for photoshoots with private clients.

 

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#121 – Stockings
Black, wide-fishnet hold-ups. Originally a gift from a client, I cut them off into “hold-ups” for photoshoots with private clients.

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#122 – “Socklets”
Pale pink lace “socklets” with ankle straps. I think I bought these at a Chinese supermarket in Cape Town, they are a kind of re-interpritation of the ballet shoe.

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The Collection: Stockings
#115- #118

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

The-Collection---STOCKINGS---no.115---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

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#115 – Stockings
Knee-high fuchsia pink, striped knee highs. Bought about 10 years ago and used in a few shoots including this exhibition piece in 2007.

 

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#116 – Stockings
Knee-high fuchsia pink and neon yellow wide fish-net stockings. This was originally two pairs but since each has a missing partner they’re now re-paired and look even more fitting.

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#117 – Stockings
Bright red, opaque, hold-ups with patterning. A great and unusual pair handed down to me by my aunt.

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#118 – Stockings
Deep brown/black, nylon hold-ups. This vintage pair of hold-ups has seen better days.

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The Collection: Stockings
#111- #114

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

The-Collection---STOCKINGS---no.111---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

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#111 – Stockings
Bright red stockings. These have been used in many a shoot. At the time when I got them it wasn’t so easy to find multicoloured stockings in SA, that has changed now.

 

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#112 – Stockings
Checker-board design, black stockings. These have a distinctly 90’s feel and originally came from Woolies.

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#113 – Stockings
Deep red stay-up stockings in fishnet with lace detail. Gifted to me from a client about 11 years ago.

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#114 – Stockings
Beige/nude hold-up vintage stockings. I bought many pairs of these stockings at one stage. They were produced in the 90’s by the looks of the packaging. They’re super pale and fleshy and almost totally nude/invisible against this pair of legs.

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The Collection: Stockings
#107- #110

 (Please note: This is the “archive” of the collection of shoot props (generally lingerie/womens attire somehow) that I have gathered over the last 11 years of my career.
They are catalogued by number, and description for now as well as any other relevant information about their individual histories- how I came to have the items, what shoots they might have been used for, etc.
The style in which I document an item may vary according to the type of garment/object it is).

The-Collection---STOCKINGS---no.107---Catalogued-for-TheSofterSex

 

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#107 – Stockings
Fuchsia pink mesh cut-off stockings. Gifted to me from a client about 12 years ago and used quite extensively.

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#108 – Stockings
Metallic-Silver fish-net stockings. An original vintage pair from the 70’s gifted to me by an aunt.

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#108 – Stockings
Footless semi-opaque stockings/tights in black with silver shimmer. These are sop Flash-Dance, totally 80’s. They can almost be work as one piece- so much textile above the gusset.

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#108 – Stockings
Metallic-gold stay-ups with Mustard trim. Gifted to me by my aunt, straight out of her 1970’s/80’s wardrobe.

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