National Lipstick Day!

Putting on LipstickThroughout the ages, controversy has surrounded lipstick. British Parliament banned it in 1770 calling it a devilish attempt to trick men into marriage. They likened it to witchcraft. Lipstick has been known to contain poisonous materials.

It is said Sarah Bernhardt created a scandal by applying “lip rouge” in public. Queen Victoria considered it impolite, yet Winston Churchill thought it was an excellent morale booster during WWII and George Washington supposedly was a lipstick wearer.

dievca received her first Chanel Lipstick from a good friend who felt she deserved better than the drugstore brands.

What color do you wear, or like to see?
Do you treat yourself? or just go for the less expensive brands?
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dievca is into the Neutrogena moisture smooth color stick Grapefruit for daytime and either MAC Russian Red or Bobbi Brown Art Stick Harlow Red for something more dramatic. (note: the Bobbi Brown Harlow is similar to the classic MAC Ruby Woo.)

(swatches)


So, do red lips drive Men and Women to Madness?


Stripes in Summer

Striped t-shirts and dresses are always fresh for the Summer.
A Classic Look that carries from year to year.

dievca found the ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo cotton pique striped dress at Barneys, last year, and spent the money on it because its one of the few shift dresses she has been able to wear with her curves. That said, she has been wearing it in the heat. Today it is going over her swimsuit for a jaunt to the beach. With capped sleeves, a deeper “V” neckline, forgiving yet crisp fabric and pockets, it satisfies her desperate wish to wear a shift dress.

You can find the Navy Pique version at Neiman Marcus and the striped version on Poshmark.

dievca is paring it with:


Enjoy your Saturday!


~its at the tip of you tongue~

  • DESIGN MEMORABILIA

  • MATERIAL: RESIN

  • DIMENSIONS: 8.8″ X 4.2″ X 3.5″ OR 22,6 CM X 10,8 CM X 10,9 CM

From the Milan-based, DDL–De Pas. The Tongue Hook piece was originally created in 1996 and has been crafted from resin for the Italian Collection. Easy to install with the included mounting hardware, the Tongue Hook will create a focal point anywhere in your home and will surely become a conversation starter.


Feeling a strong need…

to be Dominated.

Alyx

The collar doesn’t lock,
but is forms a seamless tubular ring.


Turquoise thread, anyone? (a dievca Disaster)

So, dievca ended up picking the Oscar de la Renta dress and was planning to wear Proenza Schouler heels with a gray clutch.

Oscar de la Renta Turquoise Dress



When doing a last try-on with the proper Spanx underpinnings, dievca managed to put her thumb through a seam and she doesn’t have turquoise thread to fix it. Plus, the heels – any heels, were killing her knee.

So, back to the drawing board with flats in mind.

Alice + Olivia Dora Magenta Dress

Ivy Kirzhner Gardenia Sandals

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Gold Parka

Kenneth Jay Lane Collar

18K Gold Plated Cuff

14K gold studs

Tom Ford Sunglasses

And this is why dievca always surprises Master with her outfits…she is a Disaster.


Getting Prepared: San Francisco Umbrella Company

dievca’s had two umbrella’s go wonky this Spring and has used Master’s gift, but she needs another large umbrella for guests.   One of the brands she is looking at is the San Francisco Umbrella Company
Currently on sale for $29.95 with free shipping – looks like a good wet weather solution.

 


“matchy/matchy”

dievca picked up another pair of eyeglass frames in Europe, last summer.
she finally got the prescription lenses put in.  

Vanni v1106 c14 brushed turquoise Italy

Sporty~ changing it up.

Imagine her surprise when she put on her new backpack (note: a pen exploded in the orange backpack…) for the morning ride and was told that her new eyeglass frame color matched the backpack trim perfectly…

Patagonia Black Hole backpack 26L Strait Blue

Matchy/Matchy~ she’s not sure how she feels about it. 

What is your opinion?