Share your HEART 💝 with Bella Freud

Bella Freud Disco Cardigan ShopBop $575

To share her heart made dievca smile, but she’s not a big cardigan dievca…

So, when she found the NYC black jumper with a heart, plus it is less expensive.
“Voila!”

Bella Freud Disco Heart Sweater MatchesFashion $291

 


Trainers, Trousers and a Slouchy Sweater

A pair of new KICKS set off an outfit for dievca. The outfit channels her downtown chic – look.  she knows her Master checks in with the blog and likes her other “looks” “Diversity, dievca, Diversity”, but….
Master prefers Ladylike when His dievca is presenting for Him.

Sneakers are not Ladylike~

Presenting the KICKS (Strenesse bought at a sample sale):

Here’s the rest of the outfit:

Strenesse Trousers Navy striped (bought at the same sample Sale)

Gucci Floral Semi-sheer Tee

Nili Lotan Cashmere Chunky Sweater

Navy Fox Socks

Strenesse Sneakers

Barneys Suede Camera Crossbody

Tom Ford Sunglasses

dievca must have been inspired by NYC “Street Style” or something because she ran into other people with the same idea. But she didn’t see her dark Monochromatic Look, so hopefully it will be different “chic”, not different “boring”.


Some Girls are bigger than Others: A Woman Scorned

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Or at least not asked if their names can be used….

HADES: Some Girls are bigger than Others Collection, pissed them off.

Click photo for Daily Record Story

The collection gained it’s title ‘Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others’ after The Smiths’ track from 1986, the offering celebrated, according to its maker, punk, indie and post-punk music in well-crafted Scottish lambs wool. Confined to just four styles – “they’re bands I love” – Cassie Holland (the creator).

Feedback from the people working with the Artists and the Bands themselves:

“Patti Smith has refused the licensing requests we’ve reviewed and I’m pretty certain she would not grant permission to Ms Holland to produce the products.

“I think Patti Smith’s control of her own name is her right and Cassie Holland has no right to capitalise.” Bill Mooney representative of Patti Smith and Sonic Youth

Note: Marc Jacobs went through the proper channels to use the Sonic Youth name in the past. And Bill Mooney was planning to serve a “Cease and Desist” Order to the company.

Viv Albertine, of all-girl punk band The Slits, said while she thought the jumpers with coloured stitching are a “nice tribute”, she is considering a legal response.

“We don’t want to bring a small company down. But it’s a matter of courtesy and we would at least expect some jumpers.

In the background, dievca is singing with:

It’s a new collection at Hades and no signs of any Legal Hassles –
just dealing with your Inner Privacy Collection:


Every Autumn….

It can be 90F (32C) with high humidity, but if its the end of September, dievca is looking at coats and sweaters (jumpers) for a closet refresh.

Mind you, she has more than enough and she is trying to streamline her closets…

Here’s what happened so far~

dievca sold these items:

Boxy Denim Parka Jacket Marques’Almeida X Topshop

Elizabeth and James Monica Knit fur Hoodie

TEXTILE Elizabeth and James Gregory Pullover

Isabel Marant Acebo Knit Fur Jacket

To buy this:

ARMY Yves Salomon fur-lined coat parka (her’s is khaki green)

Now, please realize that she still has these:


But she is still looking at these:

Chloe Pocket Cashmere Sweater Barneys $1395

Maison Martin Margiela Replica 1963 Green Aran Sweater eBay $589

Milly Oversized Fisherman Lagoon Saks 5th Ave $450

ACNE Studios Eshe Sweater eBay $159

Actually it has been really good to write this post…and the desire to buy a new sweater for the year has just diminished immensely. Thank you!

How is your closet looking for the Autumn?
Any cool sweaters/jumpers or coats? XO


To be Alive.

dievca celebrated her Birthday, this month, and those years are creeping up in number…

Master asked her what she thinks of Birthdays and of her Birthday.
It took her a moment to come up with her answer.

It was twofold:

1.) I am alive.
2.) Birthdays are an opportunity for people to connect. Phone, Cards, Emails, texts, Face-to-Face.

dievca really treasures the time that people take to connect. she knows it’s a World of busyness, chaos, time-stealers, deadlines, obligations. And if people take their precious time to connect. Wow!

Same goes here on WordPress — when someone takes the time to read, comment, say they stopped by~ How generous.

What does a dievca do for a Birthday in the City?
Send a text out to see if people can stop by for a drink at a local Watering Hole.

In this case, PORCHLIGHT on 11th between 27th and 28th. The new HUDSON YARD area.

Bar from Danny Meyer offering Southern-inspired cocktails & small bites in a handsome space.

What does a dievca wear with the heat (which broke this morning, btw)?

Curly hair growing out, wild…(not much else can be done and it was windy)
Grey/Blue eyeliner, mascara, nude lips and “Bond…James Bond” OPI nail polish on fingernails and toenails!

No, dievca didn’t meet up with Master on the Special Day. They met up earlier in the week when He returned from the West Coast. Master is still a quiet part of dievca’s Life. XO


Delightful Dots – Vintage Day Dress

Channel you 1960’s Household Kink in this Ladylike Day Dress and Wrapper originally bought on Park Avenue in NYC. Your Sir, Mistress or Master will be willing to walk through the leaves with His/Her elegant submissive on His/Her arm.

Details

  • Designer: Kreinick
  • In the Style Of: Rudi Gernreich
  • Place of Origin: United States
  • Period: 1960-1969
  • Material Notes:
    Silk, Wool, Color blocking, Polka dot, Polka, Print, Stitch, Textured, Buckle, Waistband
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Marked Size: XS (US)
  • Bust: 32 in. (81 cm)
  • Waist: 24 in. (61 cm)
  • Hip: 36 in. (91 cm)
  • Length: 36 in. (91 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem: 36 in. (91 cm)
  • Dealer Location: Sparks, NV
  • Available at 1st Dibs $995, click here

 


What are Fishnets? (lingerie history)

Sophia Loren Fishnet tights

What a way to show off your legs! FISHNETS!  The graphic pattern of this lingerie piece highlights the curves and muscles of the legs and blurs the imperfections – but where did the idea come from?

The origin of fishnet stockings or fishnet pantyhose is hard to pinpoint. The earliest mention of “fishnet clothing” actually goes back to one of Aesop’s Fables in the early 1900s, “The Peasant’s Wise Daughter”. In the story, the king tells a peasant’s daughter that if she can solve his riddle, he will marry her. He challenges her to “Come to me not clothed, not naked, not riding…” and she solves the riddle by wrapping herself in a fisherman’s net. This idea of being covered and not covered has been a major reason in the appeal of fishnet.

E.J. Bellocq photograph circa 1915

Roland Barthes, philospher, writes in his 1973 essay, The Pleasure of the Text, about the eroticism of the interplay of seen and unseen that fishnet embody. Including the grid pattern visual properties of netted clothing.
These eye-catching characteristics follow along the same path which striped pantyhose were great attention-grabbers on Prostitutes.

People say that fishnet stockings began in the early 1900s with the showgirls of the famous Moulin Rouge, but most images of women from the time were adorned in black stockings, not fishnets. The New Orleans Red-light District wore vertically striped pantyhose to catch the eye.

Fishnet stockings became popular with flappers and showgirls in the 1920’s as hemlines rose to just barely below the knee. They were popular for a couple of reasons:  from a distance the fishnet encased legs look as though they were adorned in black tights, but under the bright lights of a stage, pieces of flesh would show through. And fishnet tights were more functional  than standard silk and rayon because they allowed the flappers to dance more freely. Silk and rayon stockings were not ideal for a large range of motion.

Bettie Page

Fishnet continued to be associated with a ‘loose’ type of woman especially as they gained popularity with print-porn and the pin-up girls of the 1950’s.

In the 1960’s, with the rise of the miniskirt, some women took to playing with the amount of leg they showed by wearing  tight weave fishnet tights in various colors.

Subverting mainstream fashion, punks and goths of the 1970’s took control of the fishnet tights and made them more extreme by ripping holes in them. Along with safety-pin earrings, patched denim jackets, and more, female punks found this a great way to give the mainstream idea of proper women’s clothing the finger.

Fishnet tights graduated to any fishnet piece of clothing with Madonna in the 1980’s. This pop singer and fashion icon was often dressed in fishnets, but she didn’t limit herself to just stockings.

By the 1990’s, a number of fashion and knitwear designers were creating fishnet stockings and loose-knit, nearly nude dresses.  Thereafter, fishnet tights and clothing became normalized “fashion”.

Present day fishnet clothing is offered by Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, Marchesa, Cushnie et Ochs, and more
And as fashion designers often do…they took this provocative piece of clothing material and turned fishnet mainstream.   Offering pieces that range from conservative layering pieces to risqué ripped garments.

What is made out of fishnet in your closet?

In dievca’s? gloves, lingerie, stockings, tights, bodysuits

Sources: dievca, Vice, CR Fashion Book, Foot Traffic, Amy Boone

And if you would like to source a pair of traditional Fishnet stockings or tights – click here!