Not quite something of use…

The Barneys sale (Madison Ave) … is still too expensive for this dievca~
Everything she wanted to buy calculated out around $700 -$800: Tate earrings or a ring. Marni sweater, Manolo Blahnik pumps, Zero Maria Cornejo coat. But nothing special enough to pull the trigger – as dievca’s friend said, “If these Louboutin boots were $450-$500, I would do it”.

So, nothing of use – but at least she got back to the store before it was gone.

dievca moved away from Barneys when they rebranded the Co-op in 2013, ‘sidelined’ Simon Doonan – and seemed like they lost their sense of humor. When they closed the UWS location? Ah, well….no reason to schlep across the City.

Here are some of the items dievca considered at the sale:

dievca doesn’t see Master in these boots:

Maybe these ones instead:

Photos: dievca Barneys NYC 2019

Some Things of Use – Holiday Shopping for the Gents

Click on each photo, a link to buy the item is set if wanted.

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Orvis Merino Wool Zipneck Sweater Ocean $119

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CB2 Double Loop Knot $60

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32BarBlues Juke Joint in my House boxer briefs $24

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Orvis personalized leather-bound Atlas Series $49

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Annie B. sea salt caramels 10 pc bag $6

Pendleton Avalanche Coat $295

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Orvis Gentleman’s Pocket Knife $159

 

Prana Journeyman T-shirt Bear Hug $35

Wolf Pack Journeyman T-shirt Wolf Pack Journeyman T-shirt, Matcha Heather

Prana Journeyman T-shirt Wolfpack $17.50

Paper Bag Recycling Bin

Uncommon Goods Paper Bag Recycling Bin $58

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CB2 10 foot Indigo Night Cable $33.99

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CB2 Drop Wireless Indigo Charger $47.96

Stio Men’s Shot 7 Down Jacket $549

Olympia Provisions Summer Sausage $24

Carbon2Cobalt Black Serendipity Sweater $99

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CB2 Heritage Brown Leather Jump Rope

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CB2 Men’s Cotton Gauze Lightweight Grey Bath Robe $49.95

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CB2 Daily Calendar Pad 6 Months $24

 

 

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ASOBU Black Kool Brew Coffee Maker $39

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Naked Cashmere Riley Unisex Sweater $250

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CB2 Wire Tassel Grey Horsehair Keychain $38.25

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Outdoor Element Flint Multi-Tool Carabiner $14.95

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32BarBlues Jersey Knit cotton sweater $114

Everyone is doing a suggestion list (Have you seen Buzzfeed?) dievca’s is from magazine/catalog clippings she has kept throughout the year – thinking of the men in her Life. Right now she is stuck on her Dad – he needs “gummy” in the waist of his pants…the comfort-waist runs a bit larger than his svelte (very) 30″ waist (28″ maybe). He IS eating. Wish her luck!


A dievca Who Lunches

dievca has a Luncheon to attend. It is not her normal scene – she doesn’t own a great suit…she’s out of practice on the ‘lunching’ circuit~ Yes, she did quite a bit while growing up. Mother/Daughter events, but not so much in recent years.

Ladies Who Lunch is a phrase often used to describe well-off, well-dressed women who meet for social luncheons, usually during the working week. Typically, the women involved are married and non-working. Normally the lunch is in a high-class restaurant, but could also take place in a department store during a shopping trip. Sometimes the lunch takes place under the pretext of raising money for charity.

Looking for a costume, uh hem presentation outfit, gah – just ideas for something to wear!

Vanity Fair 2012 Article: “Revisiting Ladies Who Lunch”

Michael Kors Cashmere Sweater Dress

Sies Marjan Bessie Alpaca Coat

Dents Brown Leather Gloves

Finery London Snakeskin Tall Boots

Paul Smith Photo Scarf brown

Simone Perele Trocadero Set

Philip Lim 3×1 Studded Crossbody

One outfit option…thinking about other options. Trying to shop the closet. XO


Presentation Outfits…100 Years of Fashion in 2 minutes

dievca was looking to be inspired for Presentation Outfits: she ran into this video and it made her smile and think about options for Master. It seems like the most ‘ladylike’ outfits are from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

The 1910s are too covered and too involved for finding clothing pieces, the 1970s seem like novelty outfits – Disco-oriented, dievca lived the BIG HAIR era of the 1980s (she has a vintage Norma Kamali red satin dress…), the 1990s are back in style – now.

1920s Dress

1930’s Dress

1940’s Red Silk Cocktail Dress Ceil Chapman

CEIL CHAPMAN vintage 1950’s designer Bombshell Cocktail dress silk jersey

1960s Silk Beaded Rhinestone Cocktail Dress Ceil Chapman

Ceil Chapman was an American fashion designer who worked in New York City from the 1940s to the 1960s. She was noted for creating glamorous cocktail and party dresses and for working with celebrity clients including television and movie actresses.


Stunning – Leather is Back with a Vengence

It’s not just about the classic bomber anymore. Leather in all shapes and forms is making its way to Street Style snaps around the World. Take a look in your closet and see if there is leather lurking in the back corner. Air it out, condition it and if it’s got an 80’s vibe – rock it.
If there isn’t a leather piece to be had — take a look at the following for inspiration:

REMAIN Birger Christensen Bologna Leather Shirt Dress
(dievca just bought the dress and its KILLER!)

Saint Laurent Red Leather Cape

Chloe Crocodile Embossed Leather Knee Boots

Balenciaga Hybrid Leather Coat

Unravel Red Leather Dress

Gucci Leather Cuff Boucle Sweater
(dievca picked up the black on Auction)

Thome Browne Unicorn Leather Bag

Mira Mikati Fox Handpainted Leather Jacket

Aquazzura Croc-effect Leather Boots

J.W. Anderson Leather Assylum Jacket

J Brand Carine Black Leather Pants
(dievca owns them)

Moncler Black Leather Puff Down Jacket

So…what was in your closet?


Romantic Retro – inspired by Batignolles

Inspiration:
Jamin Puech Bag
The Batignolles
is a bouquet whose beauty will remain eternal. It brings a touch of elegance and freshness to your style. Decorated with silk flowers each adorned with a brilliant pearl.

Details
Small handbag
Leather strap
Vintage-inspired metal clasp

Also available in Black, Blue, and Tan
490 Euro

Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 15x15x7 cm
Composition: 50% rayon; 50% cotton

Add:

HVN Moon Maria Dress silk

MiuMiu Peep-Toe Pumps with Bow

Princess Seam 1940’s Vintage Coat

18K Gold Plated Cuff

Vintage Bulgari Ear Clips

Chloe Sunglasses 2147

And that is where dievca is going for Master’s future Ladylike looks. Hello HVN!