Fantasy vs. “Rain”ality

Photo: dievca NYC 09/2018

It would be nice to look like this in the Warm Rain…
But, it seems to end up like this:

Zpacks Ultralight Rain Poncho


Perhaps, getting a little wet~

(click photo for website)

Coco de Mer’s collection of luxurious bondage pieces offer both visual and tactile delights to inspire exploration, excitement and enjoyment. Crafted from sumptuous cow hide, butter soft lamb’s leather, plush suede and beautifully polish wood, each item has been created for unbridled eroticism after dark.

Why do I have to wear them after dark?
They look so beautiful I want to wear and use them in public.
In the sunlight.


A little gift that’s gone a long way: Πετσέτες

Πετσέτες : petseta-pestemali or makropetsa

Are the names for the towels woven on house-looms for housekeeping needs in Crete. Pesstemal for Turkish hamans, futah in France and Tunisia, sarong, kikoy, kangas, shukas…One towel for the World!

Master bought dievca a simply lovely one from the brand:

ΥΦΑΝΤΟΥΡΓΙΑ ΚΡΗΤΗΣ

Πετσέτα

The link above will get you to the same company in Crete — but it might be easier….

ShopBop is offering a lightweight, woven Beach Blanket, too:

click on photo to purchase $50.00

Las Bayadas beach blanket detailed with colorful stripes.

Fabric: Lightweight weave.
40% cotton/30% acrylic/30% polyester.
Wash cold.
Imported, Mexico.

Measurements
Width: 80.25in / 204cm
Length: 70.5in / 179cm


And the store in France that received my Euros

dievca’s friend had great success buying clothes at small clothing store in Bayeux, last year.  Cour Intérieure Bayeux She wanted to return and take a look this year.  The store had pieces all over the place. A colorful chaos presided over by a Shopkeeper who loves her ‘wares.  In direct contrast to that unhappy shopkeeper in Hornfleur.  During the time dievca and her friend tried on the store — two other tourists came in and bought something. One from France and one from Finland.

The one brand  they had, which dievca cannot find in the US is:

Yes, the logo is the same as “King Louie America” – a company started in 1937 which does custom workwear.  It looks like the two companies came to a positive and effective sharing of the logo.

King Louie from the Nederlands runs with a retro-vibe, which fits with dievca’s curvy body type and her look for Master.

Here are some of the clothing dievca and her friend bought or tried on.  Yes, it’s cheaper to buy the clothes online or in the Nederlands – dievca’s friend has that option, but not dievca, so she spent her Euros.

About King Louie

“In 1981, we, Ann Berlips and George Cramer, started our business in Amsterdam. We met in high school and shared an interest in vintage clothing. We quickly found various contacts where we could buy beautiful vintage clothing. Our finds we sold at the Amsterdam Noordermarkt market, and from 1983 also in our first Exota shop in the Jordaan area. In the 1980’s, we introduced the very first product of our own label: a black turtle-neck that in those days was combined with Levi’s 501 jeans. There was so much demand for black turtle-necks, we could not find enough vintage ones. We have always been passionate about developing clothing that makes people happy. Vintage-inspired clothing, we designed the prints ourselves, with bright colours and a good fit. In the 1990’s, we moved our Exota shop to Hartenstraat in the 9-Streets area in the Amsterdam shopping district, and we are still there today. For many years now we are working with lots of nice boutiques; our products are available in the most beautiful shops across Europe. We are very pleased with our partners, and also with the various manufacturers who make our products. We are committed to provide maximum service for our customers and that’s what we and our team get up for every day!”


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.