Nifty Stockings

Nifty Stockings

>> I'm a crazed woman on a mission to do ALL of my Christmas shopping all in one drop this weekend so I'll be flitting in and out of the blog and the mind will be rampant on wrapping, carding and err ribboning.  With gifting tidbits in mind, I give you Natalie Marie Willis' new range of hand-printed tights that are odes to the ladies of East London and their style…  so it's anchors, hearts, guns, roses and birds creeping up the back of calves (more pics on her blog)

At ¬£12 a pop, it's not breaking the bank and seeing as I'm feeling especially flush today as I just got paid, I'd like to gift two readers a pair if you can drop me an email to with your name, address and the style of tights you want and…. here comes the fun part…

…an encouraging banner message inspired by Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher's Learning to Love you More project. It's assignment no. 63 but all you peeps who are after the tights have to do is send me the text of the encouraging banner (I'm not actually asking you to MAKE the banner!).  My favourite two messages will bagsy the tights… and I'll carry your encouraging message with me into 2010 because there's got to be hope before this decade implodes on itself.  

N.B. Yes Natalie's tights are also available at the Swanfield pop-up store in Kingly Court and will also be on Etsy too…




Scissor kicks

**EDIT** I've already chosen the winners (actually I chose THREE instead of TWO) so thank you for the entries and I will be announcing them soonish.  Just to say though that I didn't realise Natalie's Etsy shop was already up and running… so here is the link but I think she is in the process of restocking them.


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  1. kim

    2009-12-18 at 1:33 PM

    Love the thights! Bit of an inspiration block though, I wonder if I can come up with something…

  2. kim

    2009-12-18 at 1:34 PM

    *tights* – I got spelling block too I see

  3. Chantel

    2009-12-18 at 1:41 PM

    Awesome the simplicity. Birds are my best!

  4. Michele

    2009-12-18 at 2:21 PM

    Ooh very cute!

  5. rollergirl

    2009-12-18 at 2:43 PM

    Oh I tried to go to this but didn’t make it, will have to try the pop-up shop instead. I did the actual banner-making project – it’s on that link somewhere. So much fun!

  6. LarsS

    2009-12-18 at 3:01 PM

    Oooh! That was really cute! I like thoes alot!!
    Have a great night
    Best regards!
    The Best Of Sweden

  7. Bambi

    2009-12-18 at 3:06 PM

    I am a massive fan of prettydetailed tights like these!! i love them- i want to buy them alll!!!

  8. AngieMontreal

    2009-12-18 at 3:25 PM

    The tights are lovely! Not to mention that any designer who thanks her room mates on her blog for helping her with an event is my kinda girl, she seems so sweet!

  9. Suzanne

    2009-12-18 at 4:02 PM

    too cute <3

  10. WendyB

    2009-12-18 at 5:05 PM

    Love the hearts. Just re-watched The Birds, so I’ll pass on that design! :-O

  11. Eli

    2009-12-18 at 6:18 PM

    oh gosh I love these!

  12. isquisofrenia style

    2009-12-18 at 6:40 PM

    omg i want those, they are awesome!!

  13. KD

    2009-12-18 at 8:30 PM

    Will do!

  14. Alba

    2009-12-18 at 8:32 PM

    I live and breathe for tights.
    Especially these ones.
    I must be able to think of SOMETHING…

  15. Romeika

    2009-12-18 at 9:38 PM

    I saw a similar one on, heart seamed tights, so cute!

  16. Snapshot Fashion

    2009-12-18 at 9:39 PM

  17. roxy

    2009-12-19 at 3:43 AM
  18. The Clothes Horse

    2009-12-19 at 4:42 AM

    I am in raptures over these. Especially the bird print ones.

  19. jennine

    2009-12-19 at 6:50 AM

    these are all so darling!

  20. adrienne

    2009-12-20 at 1:59 AM

    I love how the designs are very subtle.. just enough so that when you wear them, people are just like, “oh, white tights, okay”, and then while doing the Charleston you flash them anchors. I see a cheap DIY project!!

  21. OhBabyLondon

    2009-12-20 at 6:58 AM

    Love these! Beautifully done – and quite subtle, nice in between 😉

  22. Those tights are so adorable. Thanks for sharing em.

  23. All Women Stalker

    2009-12-21 at 10:56 PM

    These are cute! I’m thinking of a DIY that I might be able to pull off.

  24. dash

    2011-03-17 at 1:14 PM

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