There was a time when people stuck to the rule that white clothing was only “allowed” between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
In the early 1900s, the rule about only wearing white between Memorial Day and Labor Day was started according to the vacationing schedule of the elite, when there “was a dress code for practically every occasion.” Those who could afford it would leave their homes behind and spend months at the sea or in the mountains, where they had a completely different type of wardrobe, including the light, bright white pieces most associated with the summer months. When those fun-loving summer days were over, the white clothes were packed away and the people went back to their regular lives, having escaped the oppressive heat between the end of May and early September. Those white clothes that they loved during the summer months had no place in their “real life” wardrobes, so the cutoff for white clothing became Labor Day.
Nowadays, you may have started wearing white on the first 90F (32 C) day of year or earlier.
dievca thought she still avoided wearing white until after Memorial Day because it was the “rule”, but she finally realized that she uses white sparingly—period, because….its New York City.
Can you imagine how dirty this Helmut Lang Leather Slip Dress would get?
And that is the true reason dievca doesn’t really break the “white” rule.
Happy Memorial Day! (and wear white for dievca)
So dievca bought a dress, in the Fall, from a Canadian designer, Eliza Faulkner – she had seen someone in the dress during NYC fashion week and loved it.
It’s cotton and great for warmer weather.
And then Melania Trump made a speech on Bullying – wearing a $3000 hot pink dress. Killed dievca’s desire to wear the dress…but she needs a dress for a Gala this evening and she is digging through the closet.
Weather: 63 F to 82 F, partly cloudy, will be on a boat – breezy. Evening.
Here are some of the choices (click on an item for greater detail):
The two darker green dresses are of heavier material, the pink and the light blue are 100% cotton, the red is silk, the light green is a cotton/poly blend, the Missoni is a mix of wool, silk, poly – etc. All are lined. I have shoes for them all and coats/jackets. Hair up or it will blow everywhere~
If you can give dievca some input, she would greatly appreciate it. dievca is uncharacteristically at a loss. Her brain is fried~
Desperately desiring a yellow dress — knowing the color is awful on me.
Wait, its more of a mustard yellow, right?!?!? I can do that…
Like I said, desperate~
Or maybe its just the beach in the background.
BTW – is this Gen Z yellow? You know the color that is overcoming Millennial Pink?
I wrote this and forgot today is the Kentucky Derby. I need to choose a horse:
OK, I am an audible learner so I am going with #5 Audible, odds 8-1.
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: