It’s everywhere – its not subtle.
A POP of color to bring Joy.
Is there such a thing as a BOLD submissive?
Yes, when Presenting for your Master or Mistress
(click on photos for brands)
Adam Selman Garter belt Leggings (and Bras)
bring a sense of Presentation for Master/Mistress
to your Workout
Your Master/Mistress has arrived home from a long trip —
you’re digging frantically for something fabulous!
Then you realize that you have to work, run to Physical Therapy
and immediately afterward ride your bike uptown.
What can you get away with in that scenario?
Something practical that makes your Sir or Madam smile
(and pack your lingerie incase you get lucky with a shower):
Its the end of season and the swimsuit sales are beginning – here’s dievca’s choice:
If this ELSE version of VERTE doesn’t work for you – here’s the color wheel of greens and a selection of swimsuits! (click photos for brands)
Dressing like your favorite take-away cup design?
It’s available at Bergdorf Goodman.
dievca’s Swedish friend laughs at her because dievca always has to visit two stores in a small town. One is an optical shop that sells great eyeglass frames and the second is, well, yeah – a “Mature Women’s” shop . A modehus that her friend does not step into unless dievca is visiting. Let’s put it this way – dievca saw a pair of cropped pants in the store and then saw them on her friend’s Mother-in-Law an hour later.
Whatever. dievca stops in because she always finds a gem.
Two trips ago, the gem was a dress made by a Danish designer upcycling vintage Sari silk. dievca still wears the dress. dievca bought a similar dress on her last trip, but she felt that the arms were too snug and she passed it on to her Dutch friend. Her friend loves the dress so much and has worn it a number of times that she had to wash it.
dievca received this photo in response:
You have to appreciate a fabric care tag telling it like it is!
What did dievca buy this trip?
Well, TWO pairs of eyeglass frames – but they will appear in another post and a “Made in Italy” linen top which was a tunic but dievca’s friend’s Mother cropped it for our short dievca:
It looks clean and crisp with white jeans and the Zimmerman sandals:
dievca has found a simple travel outfit that works in heat and cooler environments.
From the Beach to a Sidewalk Cafe, to the Mountains, to a Roadside Bar.
No worries about wrinkles, drips and damage.
You can click on the photos for the item descriptions, but dievca’s exact run down is this:
- Anthropologie Gardner Cotton Gauze Utility Pants
- Garnet Hill Tank Mushroom
- Surface To Air Crochet Knit Sweater Taupe
- Zimmerman studded Sandals Tan
- 4 Melissa Joy Manning Sterling Silver and Recycled Gold Cuffs (various)
- Ippolita Cherish 18K Ring
- Jack Vartanian 14K Gold Chain Ring
- Pomellato Dodo 18K charm necklace – Monkey and Swallow
- Etsy 14K Gold Post earrings
- Scunci Hair clip
Runs on Sunday, June 26th, 2022 around Noon. It can be a long parade/day, so you might be interested in wearing something comfortable from Polo Ralph Lauren:
The internet at the Eco-Lodge is dodgy and weather dependent, which makes the sharing of photos and information tricky. The photos dievca is sharing today are the ones she could download in a shorter period of time (40 min) – the store is in Viseu and was an oddity for the area.
A store with a lot of bling and merchandise – a Magpie’s Nest.
Summer sleeping in sensual silk.
Olivia von Halle Emeli in Green silk with a hint of sex in the fabric pattern.
Available on sale at Net-A-Porter
Master flew out to Europe for Work this week.
dievca is going for Pleasure this weekend.
Both Master and His dievca will be gone for two weeks.
dievca packed for Master – easy peasy – He is in one place with laundry services.
dievca is having trouble with her packing as the climate will be warm and then cooler.
Her Plan (click on the photos for more detail):
A delicate thought is a flower of the mind.
— Charles Rollin
Vintage Lace Embroidered Nightgown, Elegant Satin Back Open Lingerie Dress Set with Matching Panty (click photos to enlarge)
Color: Baby Blue or Pink
Size: S, M, L
S: Suggested Weight: 100- 110 lbs
Chest: 27”- 32” Waist: 23”-28”. Fits cup: A B
M: Suggested Weight: 108- 128 lbs
Chest: 31”- 36” Waist: 24”-31”. Fits cup: A B
L: Suggested Weight: 125- 135lbs
Chest: 36”- 39” Waist: 26”-32”. Fits cup: A B C
Hand Wash Separately in Cold Water. Never Bleach. Line Dry
Available at Etsy for $46.80 – from a local NYC small shop (click here)
How lovely for the Sweep of Summer.
Chain Collars from Saint Laurent, Outfit from Zimmerman.
Your Master of Mistress would be proud. XO
From Matches Fashion:
Curated By Marie-Louise Sciò
Who better to showcase enviable looks for a Roman holiday than the CEO & Creative Director of the Pellicano Hotels Group and ISSIMO, as she tours her hometown with her close friend and stylist, Robert Rabensteiner?
Baby Shower (above – click on photos for Brands)
To a Swim
To an MRI for the knee
To a Gala (below – click on photos for Brands, note the emergency flip flops for the knee)
dievca hit the gamut of actives
SmileyWorld® Khaki Smiley Cotton Hoodie
Elevate your downtime aesthetic with this relaxed-fit khaki hoodie. It is stamped with an oversized smiley face and embroidered with the words ‘Think Happy’ on the cuff. Wear this super-soft cotton style with the matching track pants.
I guess if you change the eyes to hearts (which dievca is not fond of) – or (see below) …
The Smiley Company.
|Key people||Franklin Loufrani (Founder & President) Nicolas Loufrani (CEO)|
|Revenue||$ 538 million (2020)|
|Number of employees||40 (2016)|
Priya Ahluwalia , the young London-born designer of Nigerian-Indian heritage, is helping push the fashion industry towards a more sustainable future with her eco-conscious designs.
Conceived as a continuation of her MA project, the University of Westminster graduate launched Ahluwalia in 2018 with the intention of creating menswear garments out of vintage and second-hand clothing. Gaining industry-wide recognition and winning the 2019 H&M Design Award, Ahluwalia is representative of a new generation of forward-thinking designers seeking to challenge the status quo by engaging ever-more sustainable approaches to garment manufacturing. Influenced by her cultural heritage.
Ahluwalia is heavily inspired by the silhouettes family members wore in the 1990s. Embodying a nostalgic tinge, Ahluwalia is an amalgamation of sportswear, knitwear, and fine tailoring. Each piece, by the very nature of its fabrication, is unique: jackets, hoodies, sweaters, lounge pants, and shorts feature paneled and asymmetric constructions, mismatched fabrics, and juxtaposing pattern combinations. By giving unwanted, discarded, and forgotten items a second life, Ahluwalia sheds light on the potential for an ever-more ethically motivated fashion industry—one that does not have to forgo innovation in order to exemplify responsibility.
Back on her home turf – dievca attended that Event that required “Cocktail Attire” The weather was warmer than the fully sequinned velvet dress could handle, but cool enough to handle a velvet corduroy.
So, dievca wore:
- Sies Marjan Velvet Corduroy Dress
- Khaite OTK Black Patent Leather Boots
- BREE Black Patent Leather Clutch
- Spinelli Kilcollin Ring
- Justine Clenquet X Opening Ceremony Earrings
- Zero + Maria Cornejo Black Corduroy Bea Coat
- Chanel Red Lipstick
- Simple make-up because of dievca’s slight tan from Miami
- Straight hair to frame the earrings
dievca felt very comfortable which always allows someone to present better. It was nice to get out. Oh, yeah – the mask for the Uber:
- Judith Leiber Grey Swarovski Crystal Mask
(Click on the photos for a closer look)
In a past life of Athletics – dievca has been known to train in large t-shirts and shorts, cotton sweatpants, mismatched socks, etc. The training was more important than the look. That statement still holds true – but when you are no longer an adorable, in shape 20 something — you may look sad and sloppy in your 50s. This is ok for home workouts – but dievca is finding that when she cleans up a bit, her workouts become more positive, and perhaps she isn’t scaring herself or anyone.
dievca has mentioned Splits59 previously, she’s added some pieces to make the outfits layered and temperature functional:
- Splits59 Techflex Bra Ombre
- Splits59 High Waist Raquel Tights Indigo
- Splits59 Sadie Tank Indigo
- Splits59 Ribbed Turtleneck Indigo White
dievca’s second favorite workout outfit is a combination of a jogbra and shorts from Girlfriend Collective and a tank and light sweatshirt from Splits59:
- Girlfriend Collective Tommy Bra Dark Green
- Girlfriend Collective High-Rise Biker Shorts Dark Green
- Splits59 Toni Tank Dark Forest
- Splits59 Warm Up Fleece Dark Forest
Do you have a suggestion for a great workout clothing brand?
dievca is not a “Pink Lady” – she doesn’t disdain the color pink,
but she doesn’t have much of the color in her closet.
she can only think of:
It took awhile, but dievca finally stopped avoiding the dress because
Recently, she has now seen an outfit she would be interested in wearing with some flashes of pink
by Rag & Bone:
Who wouldn’t want to wander around NYC in a pink tank and matching boots?
(Tank $95, Boots $550)
Add a Pink Lady cocktail and a Pink Lady apple – Voilà!
Pink Lady Drink Recipe
- 1 1/2 ounces of gin
- 1/2 ounce applejack
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice, preferably fresh
- 1 egg white
- 1/5 ounce (or a couple of dashes) of grenadine
Combine all your ingredients in a shaker without ice. Shake it, shake it, shake it to get the egg well mixed. Now add ice and shake some more. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry. You can spear the cherry, stick it on the edge of the glass, or just drop it down in.
dievca loves the color yellow – she usually cannot wear it unless its on her feet or in her hand. Nothing by her face. she’s found the excepetion with Etro:
Etro’s over-sized patterned yellow hoodie. It actually doesn’t wash dievca’s Winter complexion out – so she knows it will be fine in the Summer, too. This will be a great cover-up for her Etro bikini:
Does this dress work as Cocktail Attire?
Cocktail attire is meant to bridge the gap between day and night. It is still an occasion to dress up, but a full-length gown is not necessary. This merges the silhouette of a garden party dress (shorter) with the fabric and embellishments of a formal gown. Think somewhere between a sophisticated formal occasion and office or party wear.
Still, with so much ambiguity, cocktail attire could mean different things depending on the venue, the time of day, and the season.
During the day, think natural colors and fresh styles and in the evening, feel free to utilize darker hues and embellishments such as sequins or feathers (so long as your dress doesn’t sweep the floor). The goal is to look polished and dressy – but not takeaway from the event
Ladies: When in doubt, a LBD, a pair of sensible heels or dressy flats, some nice earrings, and a classy clutch will always work for a cocktail event, no matter the venue or time of day. In addition to a traditional cocktail dress, women can also wear dressy suits or nice jumpsuits paired with heels or formal flats.
Gentlemen: a suit and tie are required for cocktail attire. Go with darker hues in chillier months or for evening events, but feel free to wear lighter grays or blues in warmer weather or for daytime celebrations. As for shoes, keep it classy with a nice pair of dark dress shoes that match your belt.
OK – now dievca’s dilemma — does she wear the Retrofete Grace Dress in Chocolate (above photo) or not? It’s a quieter color, but completely covered in sequins….
- The venue is a smaller Event Space.
- A Mixed Audience.
- The dress fits very well.
- It’s in the middle of March – Weather could be cold or warm…
Here’s plan: dievca will be trying on the dress with ACNE STUDIOS snakeskin sandals if its warm and carry the brown JALDA croc clutch (her’s is darker than the photo)
If its cold or dievca’s legs look scary without sun… Sheer Nude or Brown stockings with Brown Heels or OTK Brown Boots.
Jennifer Grace Lilac Sequin Gown $238
dievca’s holding up.
How are you?
NYC had a Snow Squall yesterday.
What is a snow squall? According to the National Weather Service, a snow squall is “an intense short-lived burst of heavy snowfall that leads to a quick reduction in visibilities and is often accompanied by gusty winds.”
Why are they more dangerous than blizzards? Driving in a snow storm is difficult. Add in blowing wind and poor visibility, and travel can become downright dangerous. Driving in a snow squall is next to impossible.
The Squall was about 10 minutes long and dievca missed it all – she was working. But, she was dressed appropriately against the heavy winds for the bike ride to and from work (click on photos for details):
dievca has found herself gravitating towards a lot of Green – her recent purchases have triggered an analysis of her closet…she has a LOT of green. she wears a LOT of green. she would like a LOT of green. It’s a bit of a strange color – but its something that works with her coloring.
Here’s the recent purchases:
On top of what she owns:
Add what she would like:
Quite overwhelming, huh?
Nothing Special – Just Practicalities
(Elegance will be worn tomorrow)
Chantelle Softstretch in Green
dievca sold her Faux Fur coats the other year and (of course!) shearling faux and real are back in Fashion.
Four Options (guess which one dievca is trying):
- Bottega Veneta Green Shearling Hooded Coat ($8900)
- Bottega Veneta Aqua Shearling Coat ($8900)
- Proenza Schouler White Label Green Faux Fur Wrap Coat ($895)
- Yves Salomon Blue Faux Fur Wool Mateo Button Down Coat (on sale $450)
If you guess the blue button down coat (Yves Salomon) you are correct. At 5″4′ and curvy – those wrap coats will overwhelm dievca’s frame – though she loves the look desperately… For dievca, wrap dresses and coats are like wearing yellow or raglan sleeves – just DON’T do it!
dievča is 1/2 дівчинка, but she never really thinks of herself as Ukrainian. she looks like her Dad’s Slovak side of the family (which is — well, maybe, not quite as beautiful as her Mother’s Ukrainian side…).
What prompted these musings?
dievca’s Mom took a turn for the worse and her cousins are coming out of the woodwork to tell her Mom that they love her. Singing Ukrainian songs, sending photos of her Mother to dievca. It is sad and lovely at the same time. The photos shared show that dievca doesn’t really look like her Mom other than the pointy chin which pokes Master’s chest, the color of her eyes (grey), and her voice.
If dievca can’t really look Ukrainian, maybe she could was seek a way to feel more Ukrainian – so she started looking for a vyshyvanka:
Then she remembered that she has this Ulla Johnson blouse – one is enough:
The Fair Isle
The Aran Sweater
Classics for a reason and always as handsome as the Gentleman inside.
(Master prefers a Fairsisle Sweater Vest – makes His dievca smile)