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Ulrika doubles up on legwear

Ulrika doubles up on legwear
Ulrika Jonsson has recently been spotted shopping in Habitat, but in no way seemed to want to maintain a low profile, if her socks are anything to go by.

That's because the 42-year-old TV star decided to don a pair of bright blue football socks - akin to those worn by Manchester City players, the club which ex-flame Sven Goran Eriksson used to manage – over a pair of dark leggings.

Mimicking the colours of her beloved Sweden's flag, it's probably no surprise that she wasn't walking out of Ikea instead of the British chain.

The Swedish beauty, who has recently had a much-publicised boob job which got rid of the shape she openly disliked, is currently back on TVs around the country with northern comedy greats Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer on the new series of Shooting Stars.

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LiLo models own leggings in new campaigning

LiLo models own leggings in new campaigning
Lindsay Lohan's love for leggings goes without saying. So, it's hardly a surprise that the actress, singer and socialite has been spotted in another set of pictures to model her new line of leggings, known as 6126.

The 23-year-old New York City resident, who recently turned down the opportunity to spend time on our version of Celebrity Big Brother amid claims that she thinks she is too big for the show, adopts several poses, including a particularly racy one where she wears spliced legwear while on a stripper pole.

Another shows her looking more natural, wearing natural ochres while reclining in a chaise longue, showing off her impressive pins through her leggings.

The line, named 6126, is a number used to celebrate LiLo's love for Marilyn Monroe, whose birthday fell on June 1st, 1926.

Lindsay went one step further with her love for Marilyn Monroe, posing naked in New York magazine to mimic the famous Last Sitting shoot from 1962.

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Men's underwear 'predicts economic trends'

Men's underwear 'predicts economic trends'
Many people look at the stock market and company performances when considering how the economy on the whole is doing. However, many of them may want to take a gander at men's underwear; specifically, their sales.

A number of sources have highlighted how men's underwear expenditure may actually go down for the first time in years during 2009, as people look to save money and hold onto that ragged pair of boxers or pants for just a couple more months and save that extra few quid.

Time Magazine put this in the top three of its list of alternative economic indicators, behind the number of people moving to the US and those hiking along the Appalachian Trail - something people only do if they have "plenty of free time on their hands".

Rather morbidly, the resale of cemetery plots is also high on the list, alongside the toughness of Marine adverts, showing the barbed wire and heavy-duty side of things to put off anyone thinking of doing it for a laugh or as a part-time investment.

Earlier this month, a hospital in China decided to hang hundreds of pairs of men's underwear on the side of the building to raise awareness of male health, according to China Daily.

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Lourdes takes paparazzi in stride ... as well as her leggings

Lourdes takes paparazzi in stride ... as well as her leggings
Maybe Lourdes Ciccone, the daughter of pop diva Madonna, knows she's going to be a star in the future, if her leggings are anything to go by.

The youngster, who is only 12 years old, was seen striding confidently down a street in New York on the weekend with father Carlos Leon and his girlfriend, with all three sticking their tongue out at an opportunistic paparazzi fiend.

None seemed bothered by the photographer's presence, however, Lourdes especially - her legwear, a pair of starry leggings, were enough to really make the preteen look stylish in the absence of her mother.

Her appearance follows reports that she apparently wants to be an actress when she ages a little more, though that isn't her only appearance in the media in recent weeks.

That's because Lourdes adopted the Like A Virgin wedding outfit for Madonna's most recent music video for her new single Celebration.

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Britney's socks targeted by unrelenting fashionistas

Britney's socks targeted by unrelenting fashionistas
Britney Spears has scored an own goal with her latest outfit, which makes her look like a football player with a serious problem in matching her clothes.

Emerging from her car in the US, the singer was spotted matching a baggy baby blue hoodie, red short-shorts and a pair of yellow speckled knee-highsocks, as well as a classic pair of Puma trainers.

However, with her recent Circus tour coming to an end, it seems like she's certainly used the theme to adopt a legwear look similar to a clown, even if the doors and wheels of her vehicle didn't fall off as she came to a halt.

The yellow colour has, however, been linked to her recent investment in a parakeet of the same hue, which she fell in love with when visiting the California Pet Centre.

Recently, it was revealed that Paris Hilton is worth more than Britney in terms of endorsements, owing to Paris' consistency over the years in signing deals, according to the Daily Telegraph.

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Stockings feature in brawl between pop divas

Stockings feature in brawl between pop divas
An impressively realistic fight between two of today's biggest pop stars in the world may have been pretty vicious, yet the legwear on show was nonetheless impressive.

Lady Gaga and Madonna slugged it out on a comedy sketch for Saturday Night Live last weekend, with a classic showdown seeing hair pulling galore in front of an amused Kenan Thompson, one of the show's regular comedians.

The pair, who are huge fans of leggings, tights and fishnets, did not back off from their love of hosiery, however, with both donning stockings as part of their provocative leather outfits.

In the sketch, which lampooned the similarities between the two artists, was soon resolved as the pair were forced to kiss and make up by Kenan, though it turned out to be a clever ruse as he popped his face in between the pair as they puckered up, getting the singers to kiss him instead.

Today, it was announced that Lady Gaga would join Tinchy Stryder, Lily Allen and JLS as part of Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball in London this Christmas.

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Dodgy sock business handed "hefty fines"

Dodgy sock business handed "hefty fines"
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Dita Von Teese stuns in new stockings

Dita Von Teese stuns in new stockings
Women wanting to get looks to kill may want to glance at another photographic offering from one of the world's premier burlesque stars.

Dita Von Teese, in a bid to show off her latest Wonderbra collection, posed in several risque outfits and showed just why she is as highly sought-after when it comes to photoshoots and promotions.

Despite the lingerie show undoubtedly grabbing the attention of many men in regards to the usual underwear combination which certainly flattered the star's body, it may have been the red outfit that caught the attention of most.

Pairing a black-lined red bra with a high skirt and suspended stockings, the legwear topped the outfit off perfectly, highlighting just how much glamour and, undoubtedly, confidence hosiery can bring.

Earlier this week, Dita revealed how she gets her perfect man - by letting them come to her and not playing too hard to get, being sure to avoid being aggressive in the chase.

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Leggings are '80s gone too far'

Leggings are '80s gone too far'
Leggings are fashion which really ought to stay in the 1980s, if the way people wear them at the moment is anything to go by, according to a commentator on the Emerald Isle.

Rosemary McCabe of the Irish Times explained that many people believe that by combining leggings and a t-shirt, they have an outfit, when in reality "two items do not an outfit make".

She explained that with regards to wearing leggings simply as a pair of trousers, it "should never have been rescued from the wardrobe of history", even if the hosiery is one of the more popular trends at the moment.

Despite their drawbacks, Ms McCabe was quick to explain that leggings are now as "ubiquitous as iPods" in modern culture - something legwear fans will be happy to know.

Earlier in the week, it was proved that even younger people can look remarkably stylish in leggings, with Madonna's daughter Lourdes rocking the look in New York City this weekend.

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Cross-dressing cage fighters dish out social justice in stockings

Cross-dressing cage fighters dish out social justice in stockings
An unprovoked attack on cage fighters has propelled the victims to internet stardom. Daniel Lerwell and James Lilley lead double lives, working a day job and then entering cage-fighting championships in their spare time as members of the Swansea Predators cage fighting team in Mount Pleasant.

As a last night laugh before training for six weeks before their next match-up, Daniel, known as "Lion Heart" and James, named "Lights Out" in the ring, dressed up in drag, with one even embracing legwear in the form of stockings.

Before long, two drunk men were seen trying to pounce on the cage fighters on CCTV for no reason but to cause trouble.

However, the hosiery hero and his chum soon knocked 19-year-old Dean Jonathan Gardner and 22-year-old Jason Andrew Fender to the ground like a pair of dominoes, showing that crime doesn't pay.

Not all cage fighters have had a good time of it recently, though; Paul Allen, who engaged in the pugilistic sport as well, was jailed for 18 years for his part in a £53 million Securitas heist.

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Kim Kardashian: Fashion faux pas or killer look?

Kim Kardashian: Fashion faux pas or killer look?
If there's one thing that many critics of legwear say, it's to avoid using leggings as trousers.

Yet one socialite in particular - Kim Kardashian - has been seen strutting her stuff around Santa Monica, California, doing exactly that, the Daily Mail revealed.

On top of that, she's gotten quite the name for herself as a curvy woman - drawing even more attention to the issue which turns off so many commentators on the trend.

However, the celebrity girlfriend of New Orleans Saints superstar running back Reggie Bush wasn't hiding her shape and, with the confidence she was seemingly imbued with, almost managed to carry the leggings off when pairing it with a statement necklace, grey top and suit jacket.

Kim and Reggie rekindled their relationship at the end of last month after a break-up earlier this summer.

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Broncos don gruesome socks; turn out amazing performance

Broncos don gruesome socks; turn out amazing performance
The game last night (October 11th) between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots saw some very questionable clothing, though the performance to match it was not complementary.

That's because the Broncos were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the American Football League (AFL), donning retro uniforms matching those from their first ever game.

Broncos players wore yellow shirts with brown numbers alongside brown pants and, most notably, brown and yellow-striped socks to salute the old rival of the National Football League (NFL), which was bought out by the NFL in 1970.

The match-up, which pitted the Broncos against their more widely favoured east coast counterparts, mimicked the first-ever game in the AFL in 1960, with New England going by their original moniker of the Boston Patriots.

While the socks weren't great to look at, they still may have helped on a psychological level, leading the Broncos to a 20-17 win in overtime.

The Denver Broncos now have five wins and no losses this season, giving the team their best start since their last Super Bowl season in 1998.

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Flintoff needed sock assistance during bad days

Flintoff needed sock assistance during bad days
Being on the England cricket team is an honour one player would do anything to maintain - even if it meant that his wife had to put his socks on for him.

Speaking candidly about his experiences as a player, Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff told the Guardian that he was so badly injured on certain days that he couldn't even get dressed when he got out of bed, instead requiring his doting partner Rachael to do the work for him.

He told the newspaper: "Some mornings the missus had to get me out of bed and put my shoes and socks on for me. You then get the anti-inflammatories inside you, and a painkiller, and off you go."

However, Freddie shows no remorse for his actions in the face of poor physical health, noting that he's had six operations in four-and-a-half years, with the most part of it spent rehabilitating the problems that he's had since the age of 13.

"So it's some achievement," he proudly claimed.

Flintoff's last game was spent beating the Australian side in the last Ashes test, regaining the trophy from rivals after a whitewash 5-0 defeat at the hands of the Antipodeans only two years earlier.

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Stockings and suspenders are 'recession-busters'

Stockings and suspenders are 'recession-busters'
Women wanting that little added sex appeal while still maintaining a touch of class may want to invest in stockings and suspenders, if a new poll is to be believed.

If a lovely lady wants to get the most out of her looks this month, she ought to take note of the popularity of stockings and suspenders with catwalks and celebrities around the world, it is said.

A recent study by Figleaves discovered that stockings had risen in popularity with customers by no less than 35 per cent since August, highlighting how the likes of Dita Von Teese continues to impress females with the sex appeal they can bring.

Similar retailers have reported comparable figures for suspender belts and hold-ups, alongside the obvious legwear necessary for the look, though Figleaves attributes the trend to the recession as women are wanting to make themselves feel better about their lives.

Other celebrities recently spotted in stockings include singers Lily Allen, Katy Perry and Rihanna.

Dita Von Teese recently turned heads when modelling her latest range for Wonderbra: a bunch of bras, basques and suspenders in reds and blacks.

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Grey clothing 'complimented well' by legwear

Grey clothing 'complimented well' by legwear
The best way to get the most out of grey colours during the festive season is to match them with something cheaper than expected, according to a fashion expert.

As part of her fashion round-up for this week, Eliza Scarborough of the Daily Mail explained that pop colour tights are a particularly great addition to a wardrobe dominated by more unexciting hues, noting that they work particularly well with knitwear one-piece dresses and winter coats.

However, the woman with sharp shoulders will perhaps be inspired by Victoria Beckham's new collections available at Balmain this season, with mini dresses being a great colourless investment.

Of course, to leave the legwear out of this outfit would be silly, Ms Scarborough added, asserting that every woman needs to team it up with black tights and killer heels for the full effect.

While Victoria Beckham's fashion career continues to go from strength to strength, husband David has been replaced by Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo as the newest model for Giorgio Armani's underwear.

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Ronaldo to become new men's underwear mogul

Ronaldo to become new men's underwear mogul
In a marketing change well worth noting for smitten fashionistas and football fans alike, Giorgio Armani has chosen a different footballer to replace David Beckham as the face of its men's underwear.

Cristiano Ronaldo, the superstar footballer who played for Manchester United before moving to Real Madrid for the beginning of his Spanish footballing career, will now model men's underwear for the fashion house after the heavily-tattooed former England captain stepped down from his role.

Ronaldo, who is one of the few people who challenges Beckham for his specialist free kick-taking crown, will start promoting the range in spring 2010 before he and the Portugal team head down to South Africa for the FIFA World Cup.

Victoria Beckham will also be replaced after the former Spice Girl decided to walk away from the female underwear modelling job she had, as the singer and socialite wanted to focus on her own fashion line.

Real Madrid are currently three points off Barcelona at the top of the Primera Liga of Spain after six games, while Ronaldo's former club Manchester United continue to top the Premier League.

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Britney dons lacy stockings for risque new song

Britney dons lacy stockings for risque new song
A new song by Britney Spears is going to cause controversy with its lyrical content, yet Britney still knows her way around clothing - at least it looks like it from recent filming.

The 27-year-old former Disney Club sweetheart is seen cavorting with two male dancers while wearing a relatively revealing leotard, though it was the lacy - and racy - legwear which really seemed to push her interesting ensemble to another level.

Britney's new song, 3, touches on more erotic themes, with the title referring to the number of people engaged in the sordid games she sings about.

The lyrics add rhyme to reason: "Three is a charm, two is not the same, I don't see the harm, so are you game?"

Britney was recently named as the "best celebrity mum" by Park.

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Tights 'shouldn't have to be boring'

Tights 'shouldn't have to be boring'
Women may assume that the best and safest thing to invest in for the sake of their warmth is black opaque tights, which are largely believed to be the most dependable and flexible legwear available.

However, Sugarscape disagrees with this notion, instead asserting that tights should celebrate an individual's personality and overall outfit.

It detailed that one offering, giving the wearer a blue look with metallic dots, was particularly attractive while a classic houndstooth pattern was always a great thing to have.

Other patterned tights were also hugely popular, including tights which gave the appearance of stockings, while wet-look and floral legwear continued to impress fashionistas on and off the catwalk.

Earlier in the week, Figleaves identified that stockings and suspenders had shot up in popularity in recent months, with the store recording a rise in sales of 35 per cent since August alone.

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Legwear 'central' to adapting work outfits for weekend

Legwear 'central' to adapting work outfits for weekend
Even the richest ladies want to save a little bit of their hard-earned cash in the current economic climate, so it stands to reason that they're aiming to get the most out of their clothing collection.

And it's easy to do, according to the Daily Mail's Eliza Scarborough, so long as people ensure they have plenty of legwear to go with the more formal look they adopt during the week.

She explained that the secret to pulling off the perfect look is to "choose neutral clothes with simple lines" and then to "hunt for some opaque tights in brown or claret to transform a skirt when you're off duty", bringing class and warmth in the winter months.

Ms Scarborough added that a glamorous bag may be all that's needed to add to legwear in terms of accessories to look fantastic.

Last week, Britney Spears was seen using lacy stockings in an altogether more risque way when performing on the video for her new song 3.

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Berlusconi judge condemned for turquoise socks

Berlusconi judge condemned for turquoise socks
A television channel owned by Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister, has sparked outrage after it criticised a secretly-filmed judge - for his socks, of all things.

Channel 5 of Italy had a production crew following Judge Raimondo Mesiano, a man who ruled against Mr Berlusconi in a recent bribery case, finding him partly-responsible of bribing legal officers in a case regarding his media holding company Fininvest.

The channel, in a seeming act of retaliation, described the judge's behaviour as eccentric and strange as it pictured him smoking and going to the hairdresser, with the narrator even criticising the judge's turquoise socks.

Channel 5's actions have caused both magistrates and the opposition to criticise the footage.

Earlier this week, Silvio showed what many may see as a little bit too much pride, declaring: "I believe there is no one in history to whom I should feel inferior. Quite the opposite."

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Socks are 'central to self-expression'

Socks are 'central to self-expression'
Socks were once the way for a woman to keep her legs warm under a pair of boots or a skirt, yet now they're taking on the mantle of the centrepiece of many outfits, according to one style expert.

Carola Long of the Independent explained that hosiery is now the key accessory for anyone to have, with catwalks across the world latching onto this theme.

However, Ms Long emphasised that it's one of the looks that can truly go wrong, adding that a "handy rule of thumb" is to go with fine heels for fine tights and a chunky heel for thicker tights.

She added that lace, flower prints, fluorescent colours, fishnets and animal print are "challenging at best, a travesty at worst".

Lace tights were recently adopted by Britney Spears in the video for her newest, and possibly most risque, single entitled 3.

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VV Brown announces split... with leggings

VV Brown announces split... with leggings
VV Brown was born to entertain, yet her little-known eyebrow-raising performance this summer may have shocked many people after a huge wardrobe malfunction left her leggings in bits.

The singer revealed a particularly surprising moment when she was performing at Bestival, only to be renowned for "almost corrupting the children", when she belatedly found herself accidentally "parading" her derriere around in front of young ones present at the get-together.

Commenting on the growing split in her leggings, Brown said: "My tour manager ran on stage with a sarong. I wasn't wearing any knickers and the hole was getting bigger and stretched up to the embarrassing bit."

When he ran on the stage, VV was quick to tell him where to go in less-than-nice terms, though soon realised what was happening and apologised to him for lambasting his concerns.

Hailing from Northampton, VV Brown has been named the one to watch this year by both the Independent and the Los Angeles Times.

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Rihanna's barbed-wire return embraces sexy stockings

Rihanna's barbed-wire return embraces sexy stockings
Rihanna's new single cover art has turned plenty of heads, as the singer embraced arguable her craziest outfit yet to promote the song which hit radio stations across the world.

Russian Roulette, which is to be released on her upcoming album Rated R on November 23rd, features Rihanna wearing nothing on her top half to cover her modesty aside from strategically-placed barbed wire.

And if that wasn't enough, the video for the song - which was filmed last week in New York City's Washington Heights last week - sees the singer wearing an eye patch, a grey tweed coat and thigh-high leather boots, complemented perfectly with stockings and suspenders.

Rated R will be the follow-up to the 2007 album Good Girl Gone Bad, which featured the blockbuster single Umbrella - perhaps the work for which she is best known.

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Transfer tights are 'top purchase' for autumn/winter

Transfer tights are 'top purchase' for autumn/winter
Claudia Schiffer is showing everyone a look they need to adopt in terms of hosiery, it has been claimed.

Look magazine revealed that the "playful" trend of transfer tights is the perfect way to mimic a style icon like Claudia, who was spotted wearing the strange legwear provided by Chanel.

The tights, which "give the effect of tattoo transfers", were a major feature of Chanel's S/S catwalks and have regularly been seen giving the effect of other forms of legwear, from "sexy suspenders" and "ballet shoe lace-ups" to "leg jewels", the fashion source continued.

It added that while many people may wait to adopt the look in the spring, those who really want to rock the classy look and stay stylish will get them as soon as possible.

Claudia Schiffer and Karl Lagerfeld are currently in Argentina to shoot the brand new campaign for Chanel in Buenos Aires.

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Looking awesome 'all about the legwear'

Looking awesome 'all about the legwear'
Women who want to look their best this season should turn to legwear for an on-trend outfit, it has been suggested.

Grazia has highlighted that the magazine's contributing beauty editor Liz Hambleton looks "awesome" and "like some totally rocking LA model" in her t-shirt and tights combo.

The look is "all about the legwear", the fashion magazine states, highlighting her lacy tights with seams up the back.

Ms Hambleton admits she has recently updated her wardrobe for winter, adding several other pairs of tights to her collection.

Lacy hold-ups, which she plans to wear over black opaque tights, and sheer tights with black dots on were some of her other legwear purchases.

Supermodel Claudia Schiffer has also been spotted in fashionable legwear for winter, stepping out in a pair of Chanel transfer tights.

Look magazine explained that the legwear gives the effect of a tattoo.

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Black tights are 'fashion forward'

Black tights are 'fashion forward'
Women wanting to seal the deal with one of their outfits this winter should again look to the world of legwear if they are to dominate the pavements of towns and cities up and down the country.

Using 20-year-old Harriet Loader as the perfect example of a stranger with the right idea for the autumn/winter look for 2009, Grazia explained that it is her sheer black tights which make her overall item particularly "fashion-forward".

She paired them with a charity shop black cape and a floral minidress usually more suited to the summer, making the overall outfit flexible and cheap to replicate.

To top it off, young Harriet even wore a knitwear "lifted straight from grandma", making an unwitting fashion icon out of her predecessor.

Last week, a much more overstated look was adopted by Rihanna, who wore stockings and suspenders as part of a sassy outfit for the video to Russian Roulette, her newest single.

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Men's underwear could be used to 'fight the flab'

Men's underwear could be used to 'fight the flab'
Men are not exactly known for their interest in slimming or supporting clothes when compared to their female counterparts, yet many companies are disguising such ideas.

That is because such things as body-shaping men's underwear are still very popular with many people, so much so that the market is directing itself at this target audience, according to the Wall Street Journal's Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan.

However, a girdle is said to be the last thing on their mind.

She said: "While men's underwear makers go out of their way to avoid the 'G-word', a growing number of labels are launching elasticised 'shapewear', 'bodywear', 'support boxers' and other beer-belly-constricting undergarments for men.

"Men are starting to ease into the idea."

One man modelling fancy and fashionable men's underwear this season is Cristiano Ronaldo, who has recently signed a contract with Emporio Armani after the fashion house parted company with David Beckham.

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Snake thief attempts to sock it to customs

Snake thief attempts to sock it to customs
A man has failed in his attempt to smuggle a particularly strange cargo into Norway after he was halted at the border by customs officials.

The 22-year-old man, who has not been named, was discovered to be carrying no less than ten snakes and 14 geckos about his person when he was stopped by law enforcement officers after hopping off the ferry at Kristiansand following a lengthy trip from Denmark.

What's more, the man had taped them to his chest and inside of his legs, curling each one into a sock.

A tarantula in the man's bag was enough to shock the team into searching the man completely, discovering that there were a few more royal pythons and geckos to be had.

Norway has banned the importing of lizards, meaning they are worth a lot of money to collectors.

This week, an Illinois bin was discovered to be the home to a two-headed snake, with a couple keeping it to ensure its survival.

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Anti-odour socks addressed in new report

Anti-odour socks addressed in new report
One of the first studies on the environmental credentials of socks in regards to the release of silver nanoparticles from laundering anti-odour and anti-bacterial socks now on the market has been released.

Boffins in Switzerland led by Bernd Nowack at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research found that manufacturers and consumers can minimise particles release to the environment, and stop the chance of harming fish and other wildlife.

The paper explained: "These results have important implications for the risk assessment of silver textiles and also for environmental fate studies of nanosilver, because they show that under certain conditions relevant to washing, primarily coarse silver-containing particles are released."

This week, Kelly O'Sullivan of the Desert Trail highlighted a Reader's Digest tip for getting smelly socks clean, noting that a cup of alcohol-based sugarless mouthwash in the washing machine is the perfect way to solve the problem.

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Lily Allen combines stockings and tights in single offering

Lily Allen combines stockings and tights in single offering
Lily Allen is at it again with her dress sense, once more highlighting how she can't seem to go one day without busting out the nicest legwear she can get her hands on.

This time it was a two-for-one offering, with the singer deciding to wear a strange and sexy combination of tights and stockings while performing in front of her Italian fans.

The legwear was a basic patterned tight which harnessed a thicker denier or a darker ink to detail the supposed stockings and suspenders, with the pair sitting comfortably on her legs as she pranced around the stage.

It wasn't the only piece of clothing to show a strange combination of two styles, however, as Lily paired them with a "skort" - a mixture between a skirt and shorts.

Despite Lily Allen announcing that she is unlikely to release another album, she has declared her interest in establishing a record label, telling BBC 6Music that she plans to establish her own imprint.

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