Causing a Stir: Sweater Girls (repost)

LOOK HOW SEXY!
The term Sweater Girl was made popular in the 1940s and 1950s to describe Hollywood actresses who adopted the popular fashion of wearing tight sweaters over a cone- or bullet-shaped bra that emphasized the woman’s bust line.

dievca’s additions to her wardrobe (photos below)
to answer the dual call of being a “Sweater Girl”
and the fashion trend of turtlenecks for this Autumn/Winter.

(Now she just needs a cone/bullet shaped bra…What Katy Did…Oh, My!)

Francine Gottfried Sweater Girl 1968Francine Gottfried (born 1947) was an unknown clerical worker who suddenly became an international celebrity when large groups of men began to mob her on her way to work for two weeks in September 1968. Newspapers dubbed her “Wall Street’s Sweater Girl” as her curvaceous figure seemed to be the sole reason that crowds formed spontaneously around her when she appeared in the financial district.

Gottfried first started working in the financial district on May 27, 1968. By late August, a small band of girl watchers had noticed her, and that she always followed the same route. They timed her daily arrival and started spreading the word to their colleagues and co-workers. For three weeks, the band of gawkers grew exponentially larger until on September 18 there were 2,000 people waiting for her.

By this point the crowd itself had become the phenomenon drawing the crowd, and the following day, September 19, over 5,000 financial district employees downed tools, left work and poured into the streets at 1:15 pm to watch the 5-foot 3-inch brunette exit the BMT station clad in a tight yellow sweater and miniskirt and walk to her job at the Chemical Bank New York Trust Company’s downtown data processing center. Police closed the streets and escorted her through the mob, which damaged three cars as men climbed on their roofs to gain a better view. Stockbrokers and bankers leaned out of windows overlooking Wall Street to watch as trading came to a virtual halt. “Ticker tapes went untended and dignified brokers ran amok,” wrote New York magazine. Photographers from all the daily papers and Life, Time, and New York snapped her picture. “A Bust Panics Wall Street As The Tape Reads 43” read a headline in the Daily News.

The following day, Friday, September 20, the corner of Wall and Broad was jammed with 10,000 spectators and press who waited for Gottfried in vain. Her boss had called and asked her to stay home to put a stop to the disturbances. A nice Jewish girl who lived at home with her parents in Williamsburg, she wasn’t seeking notoriety and started taking a different route to work. “I think they’re all crazy,” she was quoted as saying. “What are they doing this for? I’m just an ordinary girl.” After that, the Francine mania on Wall Street quickly subsided, and she eventually left her $92.50 a week job as an IBM 1260 keypunch operator to become a go-go dancer.

from Wikipedia

dievca’s addition to her wardrobe from MYHABIT
(Cashmere Addiction: $69.00 each):

Cashmere Addiction Aquavit Turtleneck Sweater $69 Cashmere Addiction Blue Crewneck Sweater $69 Cashmere Addiction Black Turtleneck Sweater $69

From Sept. 27th, 2015


Going Natural….(repost)

Swedish Hasbeens Go Natural

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For the last decade, the Brazilian bikini wax has seemed to dominate salons and popular culture alike, leaving its adherents completely bare (or with just a suggestion of hair) in their nether regions.

But lately, and perhaps to the relief of those who have undertaken the painful procedure, it seems that a fuller look is creeping back.

More from the: NY Times article: Below the Bikini Line a Growing Trend

dievca touched base with Master on this issue and He stated that He prefers a totally “clean look” for two reasons:

  1. Lingerie fits better
  2. It’s easier for play

dievca prefers it for three additional reasons:

  1. she feels lighter
  2. The elimination of raw skin caused by razor stubble
  3. 3+ week time frame of neatness

WAIT!  WHY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT THIS?!?!? TMI

The post was supposed to be about the Swedish Hasbeen nude SHOES!

Really…

Swedish Hasbeens Natural

And for a little fun:

Roots

Posted April 13th, 2015


To cover beauty – Panty Variations (lingerie)

Why would someone want to cover this loveliness?
Good Question….
Probably because you can run-a-round topless in NYC, but not bottomless~

At least you have options:


We talked about G-String Panties, but as dievca was compiling a “Boy Shorts” post, she realized that comparison of PANTY VARIATIONS was needed before we continued.

Panties are a personal thing.  Health, Comfort, Looks, Body Type, Occasion dictate what you wear and when.

For example: dievca will not wear Thongs (sorry), she doesn’t find them flattering on her body and has had health/comfort problems with them (chaffing – dievca has a long rise) – she would prefer to go commando then wear a thong, that said, she was happier when Hanky Panky Thongs arrived on the scene.

BTW: Master is not fond of thong panties either – dievca is not sure why. she will have to ask.

Hipsters? dievca wears them for daily wear.

What are your favorite type of Panties and why?

PS. commando = sans underwear


Beauty in Motion

Don’t Look for what Fits
I am Beauty in Motion
You must Catch Me
In a Moment
Click

Photo: Taras Polataiko, Eadweard Muybridge - Human Locomotion

Via Barbara Edwards Contemporary
For conceptual artist Taras Polataiko, the idea is primary and the medium is the mode of its conveyance. Consequently, his work takes on many forms from painting, photography, video and performance, to cultural and political interventions in response to historical events. Through his manifold manipulations, Polataiko has achieved a conceptually rigorous and thematically cohesive practice concerned with notions of rupture and repair.

Polataiko studied painting, art history, and philosophy at the Moscow State Stroganov University of Fine and Industrial Arts, moving to Canada in 1989 to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree. Polataiko’s own experience of displacement, as a Ukrainian Canadian is central to recurrent themes of cultural conflict and translation in his work. For his celebrated piece Cradle (1996), Polataiko traveled to the Chernobyl alienation zone, exposed himself to radioactivity, and did a full blood transfusion upon his return to Canada. This blood became a core element of an installation, which dealt with the issue of contamination as the imperceptible element. Here exposure is a means of addressing the past, thereby resolving the future through dialogue and awareness.


They come in all sizes.

With the following “Words of Wisdom” from her Mother rattling in her head
(Note: dievca’s Mum is becoming frail at 84, yet is still hitting the exercise bike for her arthritis)
“Honey you may feel big, but I see you as strong and healthy which is so beautiful”.
Thanks, Mom XO

dievca is getting older (she’s a Libra) and she’s feeling her body losing muscle mass.  In response, she’s working on it…

To motivate her progression – she ran into these photos of (young!) Athletes. she knows that she won’t be there anymore, but she can work to be the best dievca she can be.

There may be different heights, structural differences and muscle development which is endeavor specific ~ who cares?

Look how beautiful these Ladies are:


Are you feeling motivated?


Saving Face(s)

FINDING THE AVERAGE –
A TECHNIQUE USED FOR A CENTURY

Anthropologist Sir Francis Galton – who was also the cousin of Charles Darwin – pioneered the method of ‘composite portraiture’ in the 1880s.

He superimposed multiple portraits of individuals’ faces together to create an average.

All of the portraits were registered on the subject’s eyes and the rest of the face was created around them.

The faces have been the topic of fierce debate over the last hundred years, with much psychological research focusing on the attractiveness of the face and why different people find one more attractive than the other.

Other psychologists, including Sigmund Freud in his work On Dreams, picked up Galton’s suggestion that these composites might represent a useful metaphor for an ideal type or a concept of a ‘natural kind’.

To this day, the method is still used by scientists studying attractiveness and beauty – although computer programs have replaced much of the original methods used at the turn of the 19th century.

 

Arguments were offered that the samples were “20 somethings” – but its a place to start. Noticeably, the United States, Canada and Australia composites are not offered — but those countries are known for being developed by immigrants from many other countries.  Look at dievca – she’s a mutt (Ukrainian and Slovak), Master is a mutt (Scandanavian, Irish and English), etc. The past is written in your Face.

But its fun to see the trends of traditional ethnic features laid out.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2435688/The-average-woman-revealed-Study-blends-thousands-faces-worlds-women-look-like.html#ixzz4rQsxVW00


Go Topless Day – August 26th (today!)

Go Topless Day encourages women (and the fellas!) to proudly bare their chests and march through Manhattan, while showing their support for gender equality. NYC legally allows women to be topless, but for full safety, police will block off the parade route. And it’s only fitting that the body-positive event takes place 48-hours after Women’s Equality Day on Saturday, August 26, 2017 (the day women were first given the right to vote in 1920). For more information, check out the official Go Topless Day website.