Storm World: Undying Mercenaries, Book 10 (Unabridged) – B. V. Larson

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Storm World: Undying Mercenaries, Book 10 (Unabridged)

B. V. Larson

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 25.99

Publish Date: January 8, 2019

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The Undying Sex Appeal of Stay-Ups

Michelle Williams

Looking to add a little mystery to your date night repertoire? Desperately seeking some serious seduction factor for your Friday night ensemble? Ditch the cleavage and the spangled mini; we’re here to talk about real allure, the type that comes not without a little effort. What you need are stay-ups: thigh-high hosiery that is held up by faith in gravity, plenty of elastic, and—in the olden days—a garter belt. (Yes, we’re really getting that camp; but hey, what’s date night about if not having a little fun?)

So what’s the big deal with some new hosiery? Well, these aren’t your maiden aunt’s flesh-tone hose—stay-ups are a somewhat cheeky, unabashedly retro nod to a heavily fetishized conceptualization of female sexuality. They’re very naughty nurse, they’re very naughty librarian, they’re very naughty anything, really, and for that, they’re totally fun. And best of all, they can actually be very, very subtle. Worn with the right hem length, you’re just wearing regular old tights—and that’s the whole appeal. “If you’re wearing stay-ups with a pencil skirt, from afar they look like a regular pair of pantyhose,” says Vogue.com Market Editor Chelsea Zalopany. “But once you cross your legs and the skirt rides up, there is a bit of lace from the top of the stay-up that will be visible. You can selectively choose how much leg you want to show.” Take your cue from the human embodiment of “come hither,” Sophia Loren, who was always one for all things thigh-high. As for Loren’s stay-ups? She wore her jet-black pair with a corset for the full bombshell appeal.

The tricky part? Stay-ups are made to be put on carefully. Similar to button-fly jeans, stay-ups have that whole anticipation-building, slow-removal factor. “If you take them off or put them on too fast, you risk a run or tear,” says Zalopany. “But that whole slow-and-steady process works in the seduction department!” So once you succeed in getting stay-ups on, or to, well, stay up? The world is your oyster: A charming frock for day easily disguises what you’ve got going on, while va-va-voom is yours with just a sleek jacket and heels. Now all you’ve got to do is decide who gets to see them.

 



Givenchy Spring 2016 Menswear

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Givenchy Spring 2016 Menswear

Photo: Monica Feudi / feudiguaineri.com



Miu Miu embellished leather drawstring bag

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Miu Miu embellished leather drawstring bag, price upon request, for information: miumiu.com; Givenchy blazer in cross-print black cady, $ 2,940, net-a-porter.com; L’Agent by Agent Provocateur Bela mesh thong with lace trim, $ 40, stylebop.com; Calvin Klein ultimate sexy garter stockings, $ 16, barenecessities.com

Photos: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of Miu Miu; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com; Courtesy of stylebop.com; Courtesy of barenecessities.com



Keira Knightley

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Keira Knightley

Photographed by Mario Testino, Vogue, September 2008



Christopher Kane Crocodile-clip techno-crepe dress

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Christopher Kane crocodile-clip techno-crepe dress, $ 1,334, matchesfashion.com; Zana Bayne Gemini leather harness, $ 324, selfridges.com; Wolford Flavia stay-ups, price upon request, luxury-legs.com; La Perla Nervures satin-trimmed stretch-tulle bodysuit, $ 470, net-a-porter.com; Sam Edelman Amber stretch suede thigh-high boots, $ 230, lanecrawford.com

Photos: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of selfridges.com; Courtesy of luxury-legs.com; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com; Courtesy of lanecrawford.com



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Photo: Courtesy of Liana Satenstein / @liana_ava



Miu Miu embossed faux patent leather skirt

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Miu Miu embossed faux patent leather skirt, $ 1,090, mytheresa.com; Versace Underwear stretch techno mesh bra, $ 225, luisaviaroma.com; Capulet leopard bomber jacket, $ 280, for information: capuletcompany.com; Kate Spade Happily Ever After tights, $ 36, katespade.com; Chiara Ferragni Collection boots, $ 295, for information: chiaraferragnicollection.com

Photos: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of mytheresa.com; Courtesy of luisaviaroma.com; Courtesy of Capulet; Courtesy of Kate Spade; Courtesy of chiaraferragnicollection.com



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Photo: Courtesy of Z Berg / @zeezerizer



Saint Laurent fringed suede jacket

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Saint Laurent fringed suede jacket, $ 2,874, matchesfashion.com; Eugenia Kim Honey wide-brim rabbit-felt hat, $ 400, net-a-porter.com; Mise en Cage Ionesco high-waist harness brief, $ 295, journelle.com; Maria La Rosa thigh-high socks, $ 250, barneys.com; Lucchese Waverly boots, $ 2,295, luccese.com

Photos: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com; Courtesy of journelle.com; Courtesy of barneys.com; Courtesy of luccese.com



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Photo: Courtesy of Stephanie LaCava / @stephanielacava



Balenciaga Maria Cristina silver-plated crystal and faux pearl brooch

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Balenciaga Maria Cristina silver-plated crystal and faux pearl brooch, $ 1,265, net-a-porter.com; Oui Hours Nevaeh intimates flutter tap pant, $ 125, ouihours.com; Donna Karan signature sheer satin thigh-highs, $ 20, barenecessities.com

Photos: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of net-a-porter.com; Courtesy of ouihours.com; Courtesy of barenecessities.com



Ruby Aldridge

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Ruby Aldridge

Photo: Courtesy of Ruby Aldridge / @rubyaldridge



Faith Connexion mesh body

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Jerry Garcia band vintage logo T-shirt, $ 25, shop.musictoday.com; Faith Connexion mesh bodysuit, $ 275, farfetch.com; Shein ripped fringe denim shorts, $ 15, us.shein.com; Wolford grid stay-ups, $ 62, herroom.com; The Rihanna x Puma suede creeper collection, price upon request, for information: puma.com

Photos: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of shop.musictoday.com; Courtesy of farfetch.com; Courtesy of us.shein.com; Courtesy of herroom.com; Courtesy of puma.com



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Photo: Courtesy of Daisy and Elizabeth / @daisy_elizabeth



Ermanno Scervino lingerie

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Ermanno Scervino lingerie, $ 125, yoox.com; Stetson Shauntung gus straw hat, $ 69, overland.com; Sacai Luck artificial leather knitted socks, $ 174, farfetch.com; Ariat women’s Good Times cowgirl boot square toe, $ 171, amazon.com

Photos: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of yoox.com; Courtesy of overland.com; Courtesy of farfetch.com; Courtesy of yoox.com; Courtesy of amazon.com



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Photo: Courtesy of Keegan Singh / @keegansingh



Shrimps Hockus faux-fur collar coat,

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Shrimps Hockus faux-fur collar coat, $ 640, matchesfashion.com; La Perla Nervures stretch-tulle and satin underwire bra, $ 235, net-a-porter.com; La Perla Nervures stretch-tulle and satin briefs, price upon request, for information: net-a-porter.com; Falke fond de poudre 10 dernier stockings, $ 34, selfridges.com; Jimmy Choo Rosana velvet and leather pumps, $ 895, net-a-porter.com

Photos: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com; Courtesy of selfridges.com; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com



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Photo: Courtesy of Chloë Sevigny / @chloessevigny



Dolce & Gabbana, lace-trimmed stretch-silk satin balconette bra

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Dolce & Gabbana lace-trimmed stretch-silk satin balconette bra, $ 218, theoutnet.com; Darphin Intral Redness relief soothing serum, $ 88, dermstore.com; Barrie Romantic cashmere socks $ 152, matchesfashion.com; Dolce & Gabbana lace-trimmed stretch-silk satin shorts $ 218, theoutnet.com; Pedro Garcia Carrie glossy high-heeled mule, $ 352, for more information: pedrogarcia.com

Photos: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of theoutnet.com; Courtesy of dermstore.com; Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of theoutnet.com; Courtesy of pedrogarcia.com



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Photo: Courtesy of Megan Zanzan Eyewear / @zanzaneyewear



Gucci wool-felt beret

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Gucci wool-felt beret, $ 295, net-a-porter.com; Agent Provocateur Soiree Billy bodysuit, $ 456, harrods.com; Free People High Road thigh-high socks, $ 12, swell.com

Photos: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of net-a-porter.com; Courtesy of harrods.com; Courtesy of swell.com



Michelle Williams

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Michelle Williams

Photographed by Craig McDean, Vogue, April 2014



Kiki de Montparnasse Le reve lace and silk-satin soft-cup bra

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Kiki de Montparnasse Le reve lace and silk-satin soft-cup bra, $ 98, net-a-porter.com; Grazia’Lliani, $ 287, yoox.com; Lane Crawford Paul Andrew soiree Swarovski crystal pave satin sandals, $ 1,090, lanecrawford.com; Fogal “All Nude” 10 Denier tights, $ 31, for more information: fogalworld.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of net-a-porter.com; Courtesy of yoox.com; Courtesy of lanecrawford.com; Courtesy of fogalworld.com

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Death World: Undying Mercenaries, Book 5 (Unabridged) – B. V. Larson

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Death World: Undying Mercenaries, Book 5 (Unabridged)

B. V. Larson

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 21.95

Publish Date: August 4, 2015

© ℗ © 2015 Audible Studios

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