Fitted Fetish Dress: Balenciaga

The name of the dress made dievca laugh, but…
Matrix-esque Fitted Leather
Cracking the Whip

Peeling out of the Dress
Soft Lambskin
Very sensual!

Available (on sale) at FWRD

Self: 100% lambskin
Lining: 100% cupro
Made in Italy
Professional leather clean only
Fully lined
Hidden back zip closure
Mockneck


Lunching with Master

Anthropologie Somerset Maxi in Dark Purple

Master is taking His dievca to the Met and to lunch for her Birthday.
she has to work in the morning, but will head uptown afterward.
dievca is planning on wearing her Anthropologie Somerset Maxi Dress in Dark Purple. It will allow her to wear comfortable shoes, look ladylike, and hide her knee brace if she needs to wear it.

Master said He would like to finish the day at His apartment, so dievca is bringing Him peach crumble as a treat during Aftercare.
It turned out well!

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Photo: dievca Fresh Peach Crumble NYC 09/2022


Presenting in the Pink of the Moment

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)


What color is Blue Atoll?

Retrofete Blue Atoll Crochet Dress

Pantone Blue AtollThe Retrofete Mira Dress. This mini dress takes the textile a step further with light-catching sequin embellishments throughout and a dramatic open back. Layer it over your favorite bikini. Or over nothing for your Master or Mistress
  • 100% Viscose Knitted
  • Made in India
  • Blue Atoll
  • $485

Retrofete Blue Atoll Crochet Dress 2


Dreamy Dress

Christopher John Rodgers Dress

Christopher John Rogers Dress

A chance to look ladylike for Master, again! XO
On sale at Saks 5th Avenue:

Fit-and-flare midi-dress with chevron color blocking at neckline.

  • V-neckline
  • Adjustable spaghetti straps
  • Side seam pockets
  • Concealed back zip
  • Trim: 100% silk
  • Lining: 100% silk
  • 51% acetate/49% cotton
  • Approximately 50 inches from shoulder to hem
  • Dry clean
  • Made in USA
  • MSRP $2795

Crafty submissive

dievca does repair Master’s clothing via needle and thread or clean items via soaking, etc.  This is just normal Life stuff for a domestic dievca from the Midwest.   In a past life, she did sew items with the sewing machine, quilts, dresses, hemming, etc.  The creativity dropped off with moving to NYC.  Not enough room and the sewing machine lived at her parents house -and is now in the Midwestern storage unit.

Anyways, dievca bought this dress:

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The Raquella Allegra Grace Dress in Apple.
100% Rayon
Originally $370 on sale for $99.90

The Grace Dress is inspired by the one-and-only Grace Jones. You’ll love the relaxed fit with dramatic blouson sleeves in lightweight stain. Wear yours with leather sandals and a petite bag.

Fits true to size, take your normal size
Model is 5’8″ and is wearing a size 2
Mini length
Relaxed fit
Blouson sleeves
100% Rayon

It looks like a super bright color which is lovely for Summer. Yes, it might be too much for dievca… but she has a plan to dye the dress if she hates the color. Rayon fabric takes dye very well, though the fabric becomes delicate when wet. dievca is inspired by this current Raquel Allegra Dip-dyed Grace Dress in Indigo ($475):

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And if it ends up a “dievca disaster” its only $99 – not an emergency.
dievca will let you know what happens!


Beat the Heat in White~

For dievca to recommend white in New York City – tells you that she is desperate to feel cool.
And that she is not taking the subway.

Banana Republic has some lovely offerings in Cotton Gauze, Linen and Ramie – ranging from $39.97 to $250.  Click on the photos for a closer view and the prices:


Simple elegance in Latex

Coco de Mer Latex Dress

Coco de Mer Latex dress – no longer available.
But in the Autumn – the latex offerings come forward.
Inspiring.


A Mature Moment – Modehus

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:

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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:

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It looks clean and crisp with white jeans and the Zimmerman sandals:


Look for Less –> Wal-Mart

So, dievca completed that New Jersey Wal-Mart run this weekend and she took time to wander around their clothing department.  Why?  Years ago, dievca’s favorite T-shirt came from Wal-Mart for $2.58 – she wore it to the woof~ so she always takes a moment to wander Women’s clothing for another inexpensive find.

Two items came to view!

A Linen-Blend White Wide Sleeve Shirt Dress by Free Assembly ($28).

Imagine dievca having a full-blown conversation with the sales lady at 7:30 am – all about the Free Assembly line and how it is selling out quickly.  The fabric of this dress is amazing.   The conversation informed dievca about what’s hot at a New Jersey Wal-Mart and what’s not.  dievca loves to listen to people who are passionate about their jobs.

WalMart Free Assembly Wide Sleeve Shirt Dress white $28

The second Dress is from their Scoop line.  SCOOP NYC was a store in NYC and surrounding areas. It was “hot in the aughts”.  They decided to close (Pre-COVID) and dievca still has some of their cashmere sweaters in her closet rotation.  Anyways…the Scoop owners have been designing capsule collections for Walmart and every piece that dievca has picked up has been good (shorts, t-shirt, pants).  Granted the quality is not as nice as the original SCOOP NYC, but the price is much better. This time, dievca choose their Black Linen-Blend Sundress with smocking ($40):

Two Summer Dresses for $68? Flattering fits? Nice Fabric?
Well Done!


Sushi on the Rooftop

Temperatures hit 91 F (33 C) on the day dievca and Master met for sushi, but the evening was cooler and as the sun went down the temperature was lovely.
dievca had dressed for comfort in a hand-blocked organic cotton caftan + red sneakers for her knee.

Click on the photos for the brands


10K anyone?

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Chloé Crochet Dresses – each running at $10,500.
dievca loves the dresses,
but which interesting person would be willing to buy them?   

Available at Net-A-Porter


Tangerine Dream – a gentle Saturday start

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Walking the City on a Weekend calls for
Tangerine Dreams

Lady-like for your Master/ Madame

Vince TENCEL™ Lyocell-blend dress $425 Net-A-Porter

Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music band founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. The group has seen many personnel changes over the years, with Froese having been the only continuous member until his death in January 2015.


dressed wrong (a dievca disaster)

Sooooo…..dievca didn’t pack well for the South Beach crowd.  she didn’t have bodycon dresses, sparkles, running shorts with crop tops, and glamorous nails. she forgot her jewelry and a purse.  Square sunglasses are the rage and with dievca’s square face – they were a disaster.

dievca rocked her breezy cotton gauze, silk maxi dress,  wide-leg terry pants, Jackie-O round sunglasses with verve. Enough so, that she caught people looking at her because she was just different from the crowd.  Was it a good different or a bad different? dievca does not know.

she didn’t bother to shop because she was parked on the beach — until she had enough of the sun.

There was one store she wanted to stop by in Miami Beach – the Webster.

dievca was prepared to buy nothing — until she saw a ladylike dress for Master.

A linen A-line sundress from Saloni (the Rachel) – in an orange pattern.  

So, something good comes out of dievca’s South Beach dressing disaster after all.

Saloni Rachel Linen Dress the Webster


Sparkle on a sludgy day…

Amina Muaddi purple-giorgia-heeled-sandals

Amina Muaddi Lilac Giorgia Heels

Retrofete Astrid Dress $595 Kelly Green

Retrofete Apple Green Dress

Retrofete Astrid Dress $595 Kelly Green back

Retrofete Apple Green Dress

The rain turned into thick, wet, messy snow. Showing some sparkle and skin would be a treat.


Draped – with Bottega Veneta

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drape
/drāp/
verb
past tense: draped; past participle: draped

arrange (cloth or clothing) loosely or casually on or around something.
“she draped a shawl around her shoulders”

adorn, cover, or wrap (someone or something) loosely with folds of cloth.
“the body was draped in a blanket”
Similar:
wrap, arrange, wind, swathe, sling, hang, let fall in folds, cover, envelop, shroud, decorate, adorn, array, deck, bedeck, festoon, bundle up, muffle up, blanket, overlay, cloak, veil, enfold, sheathe

let (oneself or a part of one’s body) rest somewhere in a casual or relaxed way.
“he draped an arm around her shoulders”


Well, that was a bust – Holiday Gala canceled

As Omicron moves into NYC – venues and events are being closed/canceled. dievca’s Holiday Gala was an early casualty.  Too bad it was canceled after she had bought the dress…

Here was the plan:

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Dries van Noten Red Drape Dress
John Galliano Heels
Perrin Le Rond Bag Blue
Ben-Amun Cabochon Earrings
Vintage Emerald Ring
Dainty Dagger Sapphire Ring

OK, Plan B – wear the dress to Master’s and have a smaller personal Gala!


Bordelle – Exclusive Bondage

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The Adjustable Bondage Angela is the ultimate in Bordelle bondage luxe, with total adjustability to flatter every curve. This piece is made up of over 150 24k gold-plated components. Each dress takes a whole day to make! Limited edition colourway – Eden. $1094.00

Details:

  • Satin elastic dress in rich Eden
  • Signature satin elastic strapping
  • Adjustable through the back
  • Includes suspender clips; wear with garters or stockings
  • 24k gold plated zip fastening
  • Made up of 140 24k gold-plated components

Care and Composition:
Elastic: 89% Polyamide, 11% Elastane.
Delicate hand wash separately.


Finally something good – or so she thought

Agent Provocateur Peachy

dievca spotted this lovely photo from an Agent Provocateur email. she was excited to see an edge and presetntation that has been missing from the company’s recent offerings. she misses the quirk, sassiness and humor they used to offer.

Then she clicked through to see the item…

What dievca thought was a body suit or soft corset turn out to be a dress with mini ruffles and lace.  At $1545 only the back is of interest. Yawn~

Agent Provocateur Peachy Dress

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Dress the Part

Dress the  Partdievca has a Navy Blue Silk Dress that makes her feel amazing. Its’s not the most expensive dress nor the most fashionable, but she likes to wear it whenever she needs to clean up and present to humans. she can dress the outfit up or down with shoes/boots and accessories – any way it goes on it – she feels great.

dievca stands taller.

A lot of people argue that what you wear isn’t important, or that it is unfair to suggest that people should buy clothes to boost their self-esteem. If we are being realistic about the working world or IRL, we have to point out the truth: How you present yourself is important. You don’t need to have a closet full of expensive clothes to get ahead, but you will feel a lot better if you have one or two outfits you absolutely love that you can wear whenever you need a pick-me-up.

dievca doesn’t wear the silk dress because it will impress other people — she wears it because it makes her feel ready to take on the world!

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The First Option

Jade Johnny Was Angelo Easy Dress

See by Chloe Block Heel Ankle strap sandals red

Zimmermann 14K Aloha beaded hoop earrings

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dievca is starting to think through the outfits she might wear to Le Pavillon:

  • Jade by Johnny Was Angelo Easy Dress
  • See by Chloe Block Heel Ankle Strap Sandals
  • Zimmerman 14K Aloha Beaded Hoop Earrings
  • Jack Gomme Light Lami Cerise Backpack

This 100% silk dress is easy to throw on and works if its warm out. Master thought it was a good choice.


Fanciful Unicorn

On a lighter note – but following the childhood innocence theme – the La Double J Mini Swing Dress in Giungla brings color and clean lines to Life.  Might be a good choice to indicate your interest in being a Little or a Unicorn.

La Double J Mini Swing Dress Glungla ShopBop Unicorn

  • Fabric: Lightweight, non-stretch silk twill
  • Rainforest print
  • Jewel neckline and short sleeves
  • Hidden zip at back
  • On-seam hip pockets
  • Shell: 100% silk
  • Unlined
  • Dry clean
  • Made in Italy
  • $520

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Master laughed

dievca was a vision in green with the Xirena Aiden cotton gauze dress in Juniper:

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The dress wasn’t the problem – it was that she added these two items to the mix:


What grounded the Green Monster? Nike Thea Print Comic:

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the Summer Scoop

Now that NYC has moved into a new climate zone…

New York City, after years of being considered a humid continental climate, now sits within the humid subtropical climate zone. The classification requires that summers average above 72 degrees Fahrenheit — which New York’s have had since 1927 — and for winter months to stay above 27 degrees Fahrenheit, on average.

A simple 100% Cotton Summer Dress is a necessity.

Wal-Mart bought the rights to a NYC brand which personified beach style to Millennials.
In 2016:

Scoop NYC, the boutique chain that billed itself as “the ultimate closet,” announced last week that it was closing its 15 remaining shops.

The Last Days of Scoop – NY Times

The store relives as a Brand at Wal-Mart and is offering a simple summer dress, on sale for $28.50

Scoop
Women’s Strapless Asymmetric Midi Sundress

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Channeling Elizabeth Taylor

1950's Red Silk Chiffon Liz Taylor Style Party Dress for Pavion by Dave Barr Vintage Chic Cocktail Party Dress Size Small Etsy $250

Stunning 1950’s Red Silk Chiffon Cocktail Party Dress Designed for “Pavion” by David Barr!

This vintage dress just screams out Elizabeth Taylor!

Made of a soft crimson-colored red silk chiffon fabric trimmed with red silk satin detailing- the dress features sheer chiffon sleeves, the body of the dress lined in silk satin, the collar is notched and offers a deep plunge neckline with matching fabric buttons down the front. The waist is cinched and the the skirt on this beautiful piece has tons of small pleats for a super full mid-calf length skirt.

The dress has wonderful movement when you walk or dance!

Excellent Vintage Condition, $250 on Etsy – click photo for link

Size Small
Bust -34″
Waist -25″
Hip -Free
Length -41″


So trite…

adjective
  1. (of a remark, opinion, or idea) overused and consequently of little import; lacking originality or freshness.

dievca ended up in a Mall after that Beach Memorial Mass. There wasn’t much creativity offered from any of the retailers (H&M, Aritzia, Uniqlo, Lululemon, Brooks Brothers, Zara, Kate Spade, Coach, Muji, Sephora).Ramie Balloon-Sleeve Dress | Banana Republic

dievca was bored – though Banana Republic offered this ramie peasant top dress in green. Something with pockets and short is always welcome to dievca’s closet. she was befuddled by the sizing in the stores – sometimes she needed a large, other times a small…strange. Ramie Balloon-Sleeve Dress | Banana Republic

Note: An Honorable Mention award should be given to the H&M LemLem collaboration’s Lyocell-blend Kaftan Dress. The dress is sold out online and dievca didn’t get to try it on (H&M is not allowing people to use the dressing rooms) and the line to purchase items was very long. she got out of there fast~

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Has anyone else had a Mall experience? Maybe something more exciting and successful than dievca’s ride?


Elegance with Alexander McQueen

Is anyone else seeking elegance?

The year plus of sweatsuits has taken a toll for dievca, it took her awhile to gather an outfit for that event.

she used to be able to grab something and get ready in 30+ minutes. Maybe this McQueen dress could inspire a ‘quick change’? Too bad there isn’t anywhere to wear it at this point. Day dresses, maybe – formal dresses, not yet.

It is still a beautiful dress.

Could Chuck Taylors and a jeans jacket dress it down?

(Click photo to purchase)


Shopping the closet worked…

dievca didn’t look pregnant and received multiple compliments on the dress. Note – its been long enough since Melania Trump wore the Big Pink Dress (2017) and its still in style. Plus, it was the perfect choice for an outdoor event.

Wipe the sweat off that brow – whew!


In a Panic…

dievca has an outdoor event to attend. The 1st of its kind in a year +.

Even after the never-ending process of reducing her closet – she has a number of items available to wear – IF THEY FIT WELL.  Health and movement-wise, dievca is in pretty good shape.  Deep sleep (physical recovery sleep) and perimenopause-wise, her body shape has shifted – a belly has appeared.  Her closet hasn’t shifted to keep up with it because she wants to see what happens with menopause and HRT.

God, what to wear without looking pregnant.

Before she goes digging deep – here is what she thinks will fit easily:

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Eliza Faulkner Cotton Sissy Dress

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Loup Charmant Hydrus Dress Cadmium Red

Faithful the Brand Sonja Dress

Faithfull the Brand Sonja Dress

Then there is the question of a matching mask~

Cross-fingers. dievca will let you know what she finally decides to wear.


Blood on Snow~ Bottega Veneta

Quite a visual.

Haunting. Alluring.

Presentation, in a time of nowhere to go.