Under the Covers

October 29, 2002

Want to go all princess in your boudoir? If so it?s time you clicked onto www.peteralexander.com.au and checked out their floral quilt cover. Our favourite is the one pictured here. (Double, ($129.50) or Queen, ($149.50). If you?re more the bohemian laid-back type with exceptional taste we suggest this shabby chic style. Head to flea markets or antique shops and search for old French linen sheets and pillow cases. Can?t be bothered spending hours traipsing around antique shops? Then don?t panic because we?ve put in all the hard work – or rather Ikea has. Go straight there and check out the white and lace sheets ? old-world ultra feminine style, going back in time.Legs eleven!

If you are of the mind that it?s time to put the tights and stockings away?then it?s time to think again. If you?re heading to the races on the 6th of November, nothing looks

more complete than sheer-black well-groomed legs. Legs are very exposed this season ? it?s about skirts, dresses and cropped trousers-so you have to know how to wear them bare with grace. If you can remember Mrs Robinson?s irresistible powers of seduction in the poster for the legendary movie The Graduate -then you have got the picture. Flaunt them this season. Long and glamorous, stockinged legs are the way to go. Here?s some hosiery ?how-to? – the must-haves for getting grown-up and getting set-up when it comes to slick legs.MUST HAVES

Black opaques

Fine denier nudes (matte)

Crochet or fish-net


You definitely get what you pay for. Good quality hosiery lasts longer and looks far better. Think La Perla, Fogal, Wolford or Levante.

Remember to stretch testers over your hand for a true impression of colour and texture (especially when buying nude shades)

Keep a bottle of clear nail varnish on your desk. Paint it onto a ladder to stop it running any further.

When buying sheer tights, get two pairs and keep the spare in your handbag in case of emergencies-there is nothing worse than one minute shaking it up on the dance floor and the next minute – you?re the ladder loser…

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