Busy – rollerskating the day away!

Summertime.

Remember skating all day? — Busy, gliding your cares away?

hi! we’re ban.do.

we’re a lifestyle brand based in sunny los angeles that designs clothes, accessories, gifts, stationery, and more. next up: little hats for monkeys? yeah, maybe. our stuff can be found in department stores, specialty stores, and boutiques, as well as online at bando.com (where you are right now). we’re inspired by the power of friendship, the good old days, and all things fun. we’re also really into supporting our community of customers, fellow artists, and like-minded brands. we think there’s room at the top for all of us.

see ya around!

Then you Adult…
how sad~


Would you spend $$$ on shorts?

dievca saw a pair of shorts she fell in love with (gallery at the bottom).
Yes, they were on the runway – but they are a serious investment.
dievca bought her last pair of shorts three years ago…

Here’s some of her “go to” shorts and what they cost…
…should she make the investment?

Alice & Olivia Suede Shorts, dievca paid $60.00 Loehman’s

Organic by John Patrick Shorts, dievca paid $40.00 Barney’s Warehouse Sale

Current Elliott Button Front Jean Shorts, dievca paid $150 ShopBop

Free People Camo Cargo Shorts, dievca paid $35.00 MyHabit.com

Marissa Webb “Marie” lace-up shorts in olive $398, at IfChic


“In the Pink!”


Meaning: informal in very good health or spirits
The earliest citations of ‘in the pink’ are from the 16th century, the meaning was ‘the very pinnacle of something’, but not necessarily limited to health.

dievca would wear this pink sofa well…if Master had one.
she is feeling healthier and Life is going relatively well.

As for the color:
Master is not one for introducing pink into His Life.
dievca doesn’t do much pink, either,
but she thought these items might bring a glow:

Actually, dievca might just go for this Presentation Look!


Mainstream?

When they take a play collar and place it on a t-shirt, perhaps BDSM has gone “mainstream”.
What do you think?


Belt-style choker adds edge to crewneck tee
Banded crewneck
Attached choker
Short sleeves
Pullover style
About 23″ from shoulder to hem
Mercerized cotton
Contrast: Polyester
Dry clean
Imported
Full price at InterMix and IFCHIC ($290), on sale at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman ($174), sold out at Saks Fifth Avenue ($174) even though they just came out for the Season…hmm…dievca guesses that BDSM (D/s) is not going mainstream, yet~


The Call to wear White

Memorial Day.
Wearing bright white between Memorial Day and Labor Day isn’t a hard and fast rule…but people still follow the dictate, albeit – casually.  The Summer months in the northern parts of the World tend to run from the end of May to the beginning of September.  With the sun and heat, white cloth reflects light and cotton is lighter and easier to wear during the Summer months.  Sun and heat = less messy weather = less mud = lighter weight fabrics like linen, etc.

Now, if you are living in the southern United States, you might be more interested in wearing a white suit, maybe year-round or on tropical Holidays. A statement made by Mark Twain, FDR, Truman, Hemingway, etc.

Dr. Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, is quoted all over the web saying, “in the late 19th century and the 1950s, more people were entering the middle classes. These nouveau-riche folks were often unaware of the standards of high society, so they were given specific codified rules to follow in order to fit in.”  One of these rules was the wearing white between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

So, what is white in your closet?  Are you pulling those pieces out for Summer?
dievca is!
XO

 


What’s in a name?

WHIP APPEAL
OF SWEDEN

Who in the BDSM lifestyle wouldn’t be entertained by the name?
And the suits look like a flashback to the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Whip Appeal of Sweden website
(and their blog has a nod to Tony Futura – great minds!)

Whip Appeal of Sweden creates unique printed swimsuits in collaboration with guest artists. All our swimsuits are made out of recycled polyester.


The BDSM Holy Grail

From Wildfox, click photo for purchase

Definition – What does Unicorn mean?

Colloquial;  A unicorn in polyamory, BDSM or swinging lifestyles is usually a bisexual single female who is willing to have sex or serve or enter into a relationship with an established couple. Although unicorns are usually female, this term can apply to persons of other genders.

Note: The Unicorn is willing to date both members of the existing couple, agree not to have any relationships other than the ones with the couple, agree not to be sexually involved with one member of the couple unless the other member of the couple is present or has given permission, and/or agree to move in with the couple. Because this type of person is hard to find, they are akin to the rare, mythical unicorn.

(dievca modified the definition from Kinkly and More Than Two)

dievca thought because they are so hard to find — maybe wearing this Sweatshirt would make the connection easier. XO

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Description: Knit cotton-blend hoodie

  • Attached hood with adjustable drawstring
  • Graphic front
  • Kangaroo pocket
  • Banded cuffs and hem
  • Tonal topstitching and panel seaming

Measurements: * 44″ in circumference at bust; 24″ from shoulder to hem; taken from a size L * Model’s height is 5’9″

Material: 70% cotton and 30% polyester

Care: Hand or machine wash cold

Brand: Wildfox

Origin: United States