A sari, saree, or shari is a female garment from the Indian subcontinent. that consists of a drape varying from five to nine yards (4.5 m to 8 m) in length and two to four feet (60 cm to 1.20 m) in breadth that is typically wrapped around the waist, with one end draped over the shoulder, baring the midriff.
While women wear the sari, men may wear a version of the wrapped garment called a dhoti. A daily garment worn by about 75 percent of the female population of India during the twenty-first century, the sari is one of the oldest known items of clothing that is still in use.
dievca is dreaming of:
But she figures Master will go for something much more simple,
which is just as stunning:
An excellent Presentation Outfit.
- Kohled Eyes
- layered Gold jewelry with Master’s Gold Collar as the base
- Red Ruby Lips
- sans Underwear
Maybe Master will wear a dhoti to make the meeting complete – or do a contrast with a suit.
Unwrapping should be fun! Something to look forward to~
Norma Kamali OMO
Vintage Butterfly Dress
in Draped Teal Blue
This is an outstanding, rare vintage dress from one of our favorite designers, Norma Kamali. This Norma Kamali OMO butterfly dress is from 1978 and a version of this dress is in the MET museum. This dress has three tiers of gorgeous pleated fine rayon fabric that creates the effect of butterfly wings. It has a deep V neck both in the front and in the back and is in a lovely blue/teal color. Each tier has a 38″ opening, the draping material and construction allow it to fit a range of sizes. It is unpinned on our size 2 mannequin. LENGTH from shoulder to side hem: 47″ LENGTH from shoulder to front hem: 36″
Available at 1st Dibs
I couldn’t find the dress…literally…not-in-my-closet.
Shit. (F*ck me)
I know, I know – everyone is running around hectic for the season.
I just hate when I have a game plan in mind and things go South.
Especially when the timeline is tight.
It was 5:15 am, I was going to have a hell of a day~I didn’t need this.
I should have gathered everything the night before…
And then something brilliant happened.
I ran into a dress I bought 12 years ago in Columbus Circle:
- Blair Delmonico (stored closed, but the brand still makes jewelry)
- Steel Blue/Green Silk Satin
- Drawstring collar
- Very Large Bell-Sleeves with wrist to shoulder slits
- Elastic waist.
- I didn’t use the grey sash.
Nice – the cut is totally in and it’s not black. Easy to wear – bonus.
- Maison Martin Margiela Gold Metal Belt, made of brass
- John Galliano Navy/Green/Gold platform heels
- Gold Box Clutch
- Green/Blue Drop Earrings
We have a last-minute outfit! And something different from the rest of the crowd.
I felt Great!
Thank goodness that people didn’t notice I had 3rd day straightened hair, make-up put on over the full day’s make-up, no shower after a workout, all because I managed to lose my phone and had to spend the time I would have used to get ready, to find-the-damn-phone.
Doesn’t matter…the event? I slayed it!
All with a little tap dancing at 5 am that morning.
Master was impressed.
BTW, I found the phone.
(And, yes, I will keep the dress for another 12 years re-appearance~)
dievca keeps seeing that velvet is still in the works for this year.
She always thinks that it is a classic fabric which calls to mind very traditional pieces: Red Velvet Hunting Coat, Black Velvet Riding Helmet, Red Velvet Children’s Dress, Black Velvet 1980’s Power Dress.
Monse takes velvet in a different way:
Non-traditional colors, draping, interesting silhouettes.
dievca doesn’t have any plans for purchasing a Monse piece any time soon, but she is planning to wear a Velvet Dress she had made in London. The Designer offered dresses with interesting velvet colors – but dievca had to go with the one which was best for her coloring. Sadly, the Designer has stepped away from her business to pursue another project – if she comes back to Fashion, dievca will share her information with you. The Designer was an absolutely lovely person to work with. Beautiful inside and out.
dievca expects that Master will be interested in see His submissive after she attends the first Gala of the Year, in Velvet.
she’ll be adding:
Sexy and Sassy Cartoons?
Hello 1943! with Tex Avery’s Short via MGM.
A little goofy retro humor for a Wednesday Morning! (about 2 minutes)
Why did dievca run into this short?
she spotted something she wanted to present in for Master:
An ode to a sexy Red Riding Hood.
Givenchy Haute Couture wool knit dress in red and black with a red lined black hood attached. The dress has buttons up the front, structured shoulder pads, and is fully lined.
This beautiful vintage dress was made in France and has the black Givenchy label. The size is estimated to be a modern-day size 6/8 in the hips, but the bodice is larger than the normal size 8 so please use the measurements as a guide for the best fit!
BUST: 42″ WAIST: 36″ HIPS: 36″ LENGTH: 35″ SHOULDERS: 16″ SLEEVES: 24″
Where to buy the dress?
dievca doesn’t want to tell you because she wants it!
(Just ask her, maybe she will tell you. XO)
dievca wants to be Red Riding Hood for Halloween and Beyond!
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.
(1950’s Household Kink: presenting for your Sir/Master/Madame)
dievca was cutting a pineapple to share with Master and the idea for becoming a Pineapple Princess and pulling from Tiki Culture flashed through her head.
Cue the Annette Funicello:
The advent of Tikidom can be traced back to a man named “Don the Beachcomber”, aka “Donn Beach”, aka “Donn Beach-Comber”… or, less interestingly, Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt. Gantt was a Texan born in 1907, but he knew there was a whole world outside the steak-scented borders of the Lone Star State, so he traveled to the rum-scented Caribbean and South Pacific and learned a lot about how to chill on the way.
When Don returned to the States, he wanted to emulate the laid-back times he experienced in the tropics, so he opened the world’s first Tiki bar, Don the Beachcomber, in Los Angeles in 1934. People — including celebrities — flocked to the bar for its escapist ambiance, potent-but-tasty rum cocktails, and exotic cuisine (which was actually slightly modified Cantonese food, but still — not very typical for the times).
Also in 1934, “Trader” Vic Bergeron opened a similar bar in Oakland (originally called Hinky Dinks, but changed to Trader Vic’s in 1937) that also drew crowds for its Polynesian-themed drinks and food. Because of its success, Vic was able to open more locations in places like Seattle and Hawaii (before statehood!). A fad was developing.
During World War II, Gantt was deployed, so his wife took over management of the bar and expanded it into a chain with 16 locations. Tiki culture — inspired by the art, style, and attitudes of Polynesia — became huge in America during the 1940s and ‘50s, and fueled the two chains’ success even more, because people wanted to experience a time away from work and stress.
Tiki bars fell out of the public eye for a while between the ‘60s and ‘90s, but experienced a resurgence thanks to a few dedicated Tiki acolytes, who started up bars based on the original Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s.
Your typical Tiki cocktail is a mix of light or dark rum, flavored syrups, and tropical fruit juices — which is essentially the recipe for the Mai Tai (rum, orange Curacao, syrup, lime juice), the first Tiki drink to have widespread popularity after it was (allegedly) invented by Trader Vic in 1944.
1 oz amber rum
1 oz dark rum
1 oz fresh lime juice
½ oz orgeat syrup
½ oz Cointreau
1 sprig of fresh mint and a piece of a pineapple
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker except the mint and pineapple. Shake and strain into a high ball glass filled with ice. Garnish with the fresh mint and pineapple, you can float some extra dark rum on top.
CUTE LITTLE UMBRELLAS
Rumor has it that the umbrellas were originally developed as a way of keeping the ice in a drink cold on a warm day out on the beach. They were popularized by Trader Vic in the 1930s, and caught on from there.
Information is condensed and modified from an article by Adam Lapetina a food/drink staff writer at Thrillist
You could go with a range of clothing for your Sir or Madam, from grass skirts, no top with leis or more 1950’s Household Kink with a retro dress or Hawaiian shirt in a kitschy pattern. dievca was hooked on being a Pineapple Princess when she ran into these dresses from Loco Lindo:
Can you imagine serving your Sir or Madame a Mai Tai on their arrival home and kneeling to offer them fresh pineapple from the husk. Perhaps a little 1950’s/1960’s beach music in the background. And an interesting tie bikini or swimsuit trunks under your kitschy 1950’s Print dress/top. Could be a lot of innocent, or a little more, risqué Fun!
dievca would like to offer some sweet and innocent items she ran into while researching being a Pineapple Princess and Tiki Culture — who knows maybe the onesies would be of use after creating an excellent Cosplay moment + 9 months. XO