I hope all of you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day celebrations and Black Friday shopping sprees.
In January of this year, one of my more popular blog posts was Credit ‘wear’ Credit is Due – Who’s that T-Mobile Girl? That one got a lot of responses and still is frequently read today. Actress/model Carly Foulkes is the hot little number rocking those pink dresses and sheer nude pantyhose.
Sometimes when I write these things, I secretly worry that as soon as I draw attention to someone for being a devoted wearer, all of a sudden she’s going to stop. Thankfully, that hasn’t been the case with Carly, whom I praised in my post for having the professionalism and class to wear pantyhose with that outfit during an era in which that isn’t always done. But I also gave credit to the person at T-Mobile, or the advertising company, for his or her decision about how to dress Carly for that spot.
It’s impossible to know whether Carly had any say about wearing pantyhose, or if it was solely the decision of T-Mobile or the ad campaign manager. Perhaps the credit should go to designer/stylist Debra LeClair, who, according to a T-Mobile representative, created the custom-made, vintage-silhouette-inspired pink-and-white dress, and worked on the campaign and photo shoot.
In any case, the reason Carly made my Credit ‘wear’ Credit is Due column is because in researching her, I found that she frequently wears pantyhose in public appearances and other ads. So, she’s a hero in my book.
Enter the new hottie
Now, comes an amazing TV commercial by Verizon. I saw it often while watching the NFL games over the holiday weekend. It’s the one in which an absolutely gorgeous young lady portraying a Verizon employee walks up to a display at a Verizon store where she touches a bunch of smart phones and similar devices to wrap them in ribbons and bows for the Black Friday holiday sale. This stunningly beautiful woman with long wavy brown hair is wearing a gray skirt and wine-colored blouse, and at first, that’s all we see of her, even when she walks across the floor to place some of these gift items under the store’s Christmas tree. When she kneels down, that’s when we see she is wearing some absolutely delicious-looking sheer nude pantyhose. And quite beautifully at that.
Unfortunately, it’s a brief scene, but oh, so lovely. Man, when I see something like this, I just feel so much pride. In this day and age, the Verizon people, or again, the ad campaign people for them, could easily have dressed the actress in pants, or gone with the skirt but with “bear” legs, reflecting a sign of the times. Instead, they went with a professional and classy look, perhaps signaling that if “bear” legs ever really was an official sign of the times, it’s not embraced by everyone, and T-Mobile certainly was going to feature its actress in appropriate business attire.
I believe cases like this are all the proof we need that this ugly “bear” legs look has about run its course. Just look at all the TV commercials for department stores and see what women are wearing. Every dressy outfit includes pantyhose. Finally, maybe people are coming to their senses again.
Unlike in the case of Carly Foulkes, this time, after hours of investigating on the Web, I could not identify the actress in the Verizon commercial. So, I cannot tell you whether or not she is indeed a pantyhose kind of girl, or show you any photos of her. But here’s a link to a video of this commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w34kGqZb52c&NR=1 Watch it in full screen mode for the best view of her legs at the end.
After the first couple of times of seeing this TV commercial, something strange happened, and I want to share my thoughts with you and hear your thoughts about it. I’ve never seen anything like this before, but all of a sudden now, when the actress kneels down to place the gifts under the Christmas tree, they’ve cropped most of her legs out of the picture. My first thought is why would they ever do such a thing? She is so beautiful. My second thought is this: The powers that be probably figured they didn’t want the viewer looking at this gorgeous girl’s legs instead of the Verizon smart devices for sale.
Is that possible? Could that really be the reason? Nothing else makes any sense to me. Anyway, you certainly can see (in fact, even more of) the actress’ legs in the YouTube video. Hurry before someone edits that part of the scene from it, too.
Do any of you know who this girl is? If so, please let the rest of us know. I am so impressed with her.
Update (Dec. 7 )With my thanks for a first-time comment on my blog from a reader, whose online name is las artes, we now have indisputable visual evidence of who this very beautiful and charming actress is — Cherub Moore.
Thank you, las artes, for pointing me in the direction of the WhoIsThatHotAdGirl (WITHAG) site for finding credible documentation when it comes to identifying relatively unknown but budding stars.
While not much is known about Cherub Moore, with all the interest her appearance in that Verizon ad is generating online, I can’t imagine she’ll be off the radar much longer.
Check out this link to view this fabulous TV commercial again, and to see a mini-profile and photos of the enigmatic model/actress Cherub Moore.
Last week, one of our longtime customers/readers of this blog, Carl, suggested that the lovely lady in the Verizon Black Friday TV commercial was Katie Savoy, who actually made an earlier appearance in a different Verizon commercial. It’s the one where she is sitting poolside with her boyfriend, who is watching an NFL game (Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers) on a smart device. She decides to take a dip in the pool, while he watches his favorite Viking, Adrian Peterson, score on a long running play.
When Katie emerges from the pool, the boyfriend sees her as Adrian Peterson. The poor guy. But, it’s a cute commercial.
Thank you, Carl, for finding us these pics of Katie in pantyhose/tights.
In any case, perhaps, like Carly Foulkes who appears in a series of T-Mobile commercials in which she always wears a beautiful dress with heels and pantyhose, it would be great if we get to see Katie and Cherub in a series of Verizon commercials all dressed up.
Loving a parade
Nothing rings in the holiday season like the world-famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City, its 85th annual event.
It’s also a venue at which one can see lots of pantyhose. From cheerleaders to the majorettes of marching bands from all across the country, from dance troupes to celebrities performing, most often, the costumes include pantyhose.
And never is that more evident than on the 36 pairs of lovely legs that belong to the Radio City Rockettes, the world renowned precision dance company based out of Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, NY, which has been performing during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade for more than 50 years.
The Rockettes, most famous for their perfectly timed “eye-high” kicks, also star in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, happening now through Jan. 2, as they have for more than 75 years.
Obviously, the Rockettes are known for their fabulous legs. Could you ever imagine in a million years the Rockettes performing “bear”-legged? Of course not. Do you think any of the members of that company would even want to? No way!
So that means all those pantyhose haters out there — those who say pantyhose are uncomfortable, out of style, irrelevant, etc. (those I like to refer to as, you know … WRONG) — actually think the Rockettes would look just fine and that it would be perfectly OK for them to perform “bear”-legged? Those people can’t be that dumb. It must be that they are just turning a blind eye to reality in order to not have to face the fact that they just have no sense of femininity, class or elegance.
Dana Delany wore a nice dress and sheer pantyhose during her guest appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (aired on Thanksgiving Day.) See, now I would expect that of her, but I mention it here because more times than not, I’ve seen her appear mostly “bear”-legged at these venues. So, I hope this is a sign of better judgment on her part.
Good job, too, by Lady Gaga, who, even though she wore a pants suit during her interview with Katie Couric as part of the artist’s “A Very Gaga Thanksgiving” special, did wear very sheer pantyhose with her high heels. It looked nice, and I love that she shows her professional side during high profile interviews such as this one.
Of course, Lady Gaga wears more exotic pantyhose and wears them more provactively during her concerts, and HBO aired “Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden” on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011.
Finally, and this is weird: Amy Sedaric appeared last week on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” wearing a strange dress, high heels but no pantyhose. The weird part is when Dave complimented her about her shoes, she caressed her “bear” legs and said she really wants to do a pantyhose commercial (but apparently there are no takers.)
Then, Dave asked her what happened to pantyhose, noting that they seemed to have gone away. She replied that they had and she couldn’t understand why, and then she emphasized that “We need to bring them back in a big way.”
OK, that part I like, but puh-leeeeeeease, Amy, don’t try selling that when you’re not wearing pantyhose. Those “bear” legs of yours weren’t doing us any favors. Nice try though!
Thanks for reading, and best wishes to all of you for a happy holiday season.