Staying Young with the ‘word of the day’: Peng

Peng. New Word Suggestion. Used to describe anything of exceptional quality, including people. Means ‘fit’ or ‘hot’ or ‘good-looking’

Peng was used to describe high quality weed. It then became to mean someone who is really good-looking. A lot of the London slang words are Jamaican in origin. They become popular through music and black Londoners links with the Caribbean.

Where it appeared for dievca:

How would you sum up the collection?
Eclectic…versatile…peng.

dievca had to look up the word ‘peng’ when she saw it describing a new collection offered by ASOS, developed by Generation Z humans for themselves with creativity and equality (race, gender, body image, sexuality, disabilities) in mind via the ‘revolving’ team (a new group of 6 people driving each collection) . Whew! Can you keep up?

Taking into consideration the results of extensive research into the non-negotiable values of Gen Z, the brand’s price point starts at £5, the pieces are intended for all genders, sizes are available up to a 6XL, and the collection is animal-free. Each season, a new lineup of diverse creatives will collaborate to create a collection that not only speaks to, but is for, everyone.

Here’s Generation Z (mid 1990’s to mid 2000’s birth years):

(Click graphic to learn more about Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Z)

 

What is the brand called? COLLUSION….which is an interesting word choice in of itself:

col·lu·sion
/kəˈlo͞oZHən/
noun
secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others

Hmmmm, not so altruistic….

al·tru·is·tic
/altro͞oˈistik/
adjective
showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish

OK, too many new words and the brand didn’t do its due diligence – let’s move on.  dievca normally runs into Forever 21 or H&M for an update on what the kids are into clothing-wise. she understands that it is fast fashion and cheap, but it does take the pulse of the younger generations. 

Brandy Melville was her latest go in the Summer — she laughed to find out that many 12 years olds have the same Jessica sweater as her.
The old girl is HIP!
(Do kids even know what ‘hip’ means anymore?)

Anyways, after sending a huge suitcase of clothes to Europe with her friend (for 4 people) and selling 5 items on eBay for $1000, plus having more things to list and 6 bags going to resale next week…whew…dievca decided to treat herself and splurge $158.00 on a few Collusion items.  They may look like absolute crap when she gets them, but it made her feel young and peng for a moment:

Somehow she doesn’t think Master is going to go for any of it as Presentation Outfits, but it might make Him chuckle. XO


If You do it Well, do it Six times

OK, four times, with the fifth in Alpaca.
Sies Marjan Bessie Trench Coat $600-$2000...


Looking for “office risqué”….


dievca is interpreting that as beautiful suiting cut in a sexually suggestive way.
Your take?


“yippee ki yay” or “yippie yi yo kayah”

dievca got distracted by these two videos and the phrases
after buying a pair of cowboy boots and jeans jacket dress/coat.

But where does the yippee-ki-yay part come from?

The yip part of yippee is old. It originated in the 15th century and meant “to cheep, as a young bird,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). The more well-known meaning, to emit a high-pitched bark, came about around 1907, as per the OED, and gained the figurative meaning “to shout; to complain.”

Yip is imitative in origin but probably also influenced by the 16th century yelp, which has an even older meaning of “boasting, vainglorious speaking.” Yawp is even older, coming about in the 14th century, but now is primarily associated with Walt Whitman’s late 19th century “barbaric yawp.”

Yippee came about after yip. The earliest record of this exclamation of delight is from 1920 in Sinclair Lewis’s novel, Main Street: “She galloped down a block and as she jumped from a curb across a welter of slush, she gave a student ‘Yippee!'” (Ummm, by-the-way, Yippee beans are amphetamines.)

Yippie with an -ie refers to “a member of a group of politically radical hippies, active especially during the late 1960s.” The word, which originated in 1968, stands for Youth International Party and was modeled after hippie. (Good to know…dievca’s been spelling it wrong all these years~)

Now how about the phrase, yippee-ki-yay? It seems to be a play on “yippie yi yo kayah,” the chorus from the 1930’s Bing Crosby song, “I’m An Old Cowhand” (video above)

Were you still wondering what caused this Cowboy moment?
Western Wear is “in” and dievca has these upcycled boots:

After 5+ years, she’s ready to upgrade her Cowboy Yippee:



Lucky Brand Trucker Dress, on sale for $83 
Star Cowboy Boots,  handmade in blue….

Thank you to Angela Tung of The Week.


Hosting 30+, gotta go~

So that Birthday thing?
dievca’s hosting 30+ on the rooftop to celebrate.  she has to work 6 hours, too.

Love to you on a Saturday – she’s gotta go!

Work outfit:

Party Outfit:


“It’s a lot like life”….Depeche Mode

Amazing how a brand new R13 T-shirt can throw you back 34 years:

R13 Depeche Mode Master and Servant Tee (click photo to purchase)

“Master and Servant” is Depeche Mode‘s eleventh UK single (August 20th,1984) It is the second single from the Some Great Reward album. The subject is BDSM relationships, which caused some controversy. It reached #9 in the UK Singles Chart, #49 in the American Dance Chart and #87 on the Billboard Hot 100

The overtly sexual, BDSM-themed lyrics of “Master and Servant” — complete with synthesized whip-and-chain sound effects — reportedly meant that the song was banned by many radio stations in the United States (though the song reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart anyway, albeit only at number 87 and for only a three-week chart stay).

Reportedly, the song narrowly avoided a radio ban by the BBC as well. “Master and Servant” might have been banned if the one BBC staffer who wanted to ban the record had not been away on holiday when the other staffers voted on whether to add “Master and Servant” to their playlist.

Original Depeche Mode Video

Live At The Pasadena Rose Bowl, June 18th 1988

A female version struck dievca’s fancy, you heard this group before on her blog here.

 

 

 

 


čierna, in any language….

Decades Two was having a “Black Friday” showcase of their black items. As dievca was noting the ones that spoke BDSM (Versace 1992 Bondage shoes, Jean Paul Gaultier turn-lock suede leather skirt, Vivienne Westwood, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, etc.) she noticed that she had pieces from Decades Two in her saved photos (Rodarte, Dolce and Gabbana, Vivienne Westwood 1976 Bondage Shirt). All together the pieces make a fantastic collection, no matter which language you use.`
(click on the photos for more detail)

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