Versatile Florals from Alice + Olivia
Dresses ready for sandals, heels, or sneakers. Etc.
2: an initial and often tentative attempt to do something in a new or different field or area of activity,
A brief excursion or attempt especially outside one’s accustomed sphere.
dievca decided to look like a human rather than a slouch when making a foray to the Eastside. she figured out a way to beat the heat, too:
noun. a female fox. an ill-tempered or quarrelsome woman.
a woman considered to be sexually attractive.
The NYC Gay Pride March scheduled for June 28, 2020, was canceled due to COVID-19. The march was inaugurated on June 28, 1970 – it would have been the 50th Year. There will be virtual celebrations and WABC in New York will be broadcasting NYC Pride programming the month of June.
“We are a community that thrives when we are united,” added Correa. “We may not fill the streets of New York City this year, but LGBTQIA+ people carry pride with them all year long.
I have no doubt that we will be together again soon.”
~ David A. Correa, Interim Executive Director Heritage of Pride
dievca has found her dress for this year’s celebration:
And the Sun…
It’s hard to wear a dress when biking up to Master’s place,
but dievca is getting sick of practical athletic shorts and pants.
she did a little summer splurging on the MatchesFashion.com sales pages:
Should work out with the RE/done upcycled Levi’s denim mask:
Right about now, dievca should be attending the final fundraiser of the year.
Not happening for obvious reasons…
Its dievca’s habit to keep a lookout for outfits that fit the Gala bill.
she ran into this Riasa & Vanessa outfit that made her look twice and smile.
Then shake her head for the many ways it is just wrong for her build:
- Crop top at this age for formal wear?
- Pants that sweeping and long on a short body? (hard to hem)
- Short torso and curves trying to drape those sequins?
Well, this is what she had planned:
Her Black Halo Lucy Dress in Jellybean with these:
- Stuart Weitzman Axis Sandals Black
- Chandelier Earrings
- Subversive +Target ribbon bracelet
- Garay vintage black fabric clutch
- French Luxe hair combs in black
- Bobbi Brown Art Stick Harlow red
WFH – takes a chunk out of your sexiness factor.
dievca’s digging through her closet for a great dress.
Master might be surprised after her biking attire.
Have you dressed up lately? Just to get the fires going?
Might be time to try it.
dievca was distracted by various Tom Lehrer videos: New Math, The Elements, Smut, etc. One video stood out from the pack and called for a Presentation Outfit. dievca is hoping to persuade Master to show off his Tango skills to the Masochism Tango (video below).
Mr. Lehrer is a retired American musician, singer-songwriter, satirist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater. He is best known for the pithy and humorous songs that he recorded in the 1950s and 1960s.
Here’s dievca’s outfit:
Etsy handmade Tango Dress and Greta Flora Tango Shoes
And here is the Masochism Tango:
dievca was looking to be inspired for Presentation Outfits: she ran into this video and it made her smile and think about options for Master. It seems like the most ‘ladylike’ outfits are from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
The 1910s are too covered and too involved for finding clothing pieces, the 1970s seem like novelty outfits – Disco-oriented, dievca lived the BIG HAIR era of the 1980s (she has a vintage Norma Kamali red satin dress…), the 1990s are back in style – now.
Ceil Chapman was an American fashion designer who worked in New York City from the 1940s to the 1960s. She was noted for creating glamorous cocktail and party dresses and for working with celebrity clients including television and movie actresses.
A denim dress never goes out of style. Why? Denim by itself is considered to be a timeless fabric that works for different weather conditions and occasions. There are classic denim dresses, as well as modern styles with sexy cuts and mini lengths. A denim dress can be styled with all kinds of shoes, starting from sneakers, flats and wedge sandals to sexy stilettos and classy pumps.
Denim is a sturdy cotton warp-faced textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces a diagonal ribbing that distinguishes it from cotton duck. While a denim predecessor known as dungaree has been produced in India for hundreds of years, denim itself was first produced in the French city of Nîmes under the name “serge de Nîmes”.
The most common denim is indigo denim, in which the warp thread is dyed, while the weft thread is left white. As a result of the warp-faced twill weaving, one side of the textile is dominated by the blue warp threads and the other side is dominated by the white weft threads. This causes blue jeans to be white on the inside. The indigo dyeing process, in which the core of the warp threads remains white, creates denim’s signature fading characteristics. ~Wikipedia
The Trucker style of denim dress takes its cue from the Levi’s Type III jacket with some distinctive features to look for:
- Cropped cut that ends at the waist
- Slim, tailored cut
- Buttons at sleeve, pocket, and front
- Chest pockets with pointed flaps
- Generally, two slanted (or “V-shaped”) seams that run from chest pocket to waist
- A point collar
Add some length and you’ve got a Denim Trucker Dress:
Though dievca loves the look of the Cotton Citizen Caballo Dress (photo – top of post), she is rocking the less expensive Lucky Brand Trucker Dress.
Why? 100% cotton vs. some lycra.
dievca always goes with the stretch! she’s planning on snakeskin boots with the dress or maybe tights and OTK boots for winter. Hmmm, a casual presentation for Master…time to think on it.
Jamin Puech Bag
The Batignolles is a bouquet whose beauty will remain eternal. It brings a touch of elegance and freshness to your style. Decorated with silk flowers each adorned with a brilliant pearl.
Vintage-inspired metal clasp
Also available in Black, Blue, and Tan
Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 15x15x7 cm
Composition: 50% rayon; 50% cotton
And that is where dievca is going for Master’s future Ladylike looks. Hello HVN!
A lunch date at the Met.
What does a submissive wear?
What will Master’s dievca wear?
she cannot think…
she’s out of practice…
she just cleared out her closet…
Not to panic, there has to be something in there:
Thanks for helping dievca think it through.
And Master just reminded dievca – no toys in the bag. Bag check. XO
There’s a real power in heels and a good dress.
~ Talulah Riley
They describe themselves as “girls who design shoes for girls who know how to walk in heels and who want to be super sexy and feminine.” So don’t expect to see this duo take on the sneaker trend. Micchetti and Alessandri acknowledge that they’re a rare breed as female shoe designers, especially in Italy, and being able to test styles gives them the proverbial leg up.
The Italian expression nelle vene—which loosely translates to “it’s in the blood”—rings especially true for Alevì Milano founders Valentina Micchetti and Perla Alessandri. Not only were Micchetti’s grandparents cobblers, but Alessandri’s family currently owns the factory where they produce Alevì luxury shoes. These were the steps, you could say, they were born to take.
So here’s dievca’s suggestion for sexy heels,
Alevi Milano Stella T-straps
And the dress suggestion for the shoes, ALC Haley Dress in Poppy:
Its still Warm in ATL
Thursday through Sunday
82-89 F (28-32 C) with 50% Humidity.
dievca is planning on this:
Adding a wrap for the church and the evening chill:
Something to dance in:
With gold accessories:
Feeling a bit Pretty in Pink
Retrofête – Gabrielle Robe Dress
A color for everyone!
Master does say that he likes diversity and if it fits well…
one in every color.
a bird’s feathers collectively.
ATTICO OSTRICH FEATHERS TOP BUSTIER and DRESSES
Presentation Outfit problems:
Stretch, via elastic and lycra, goes a long way towards forgiving a body. XO
Self: 44% cotton, 31% polyamide, 21% poly, 4% elastan
Lining: 95% poly 5% spandex
Made in USA
Dry clean only
Smocked elastic fabric detail throughout
Asymmetrical ruffled trim on front
Metallic lurex fabric
And if you forget to bring Master or Mistresses’ Collar and Lead:
Self: 44% cotton, 31% polyamide, 21% poly, 4% elastan
Lining: 95% poly 5% spandex
Made in USA
Dry clean only
Hidden back zip closure
Metallic threading detail throughout
Crystal-embellished shoulder strap
Both dresses available at http://www.fwrd.com
Follow the Rainbow – for the Month of June.
LGBTIQA+ stands for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning, asexual, ally and many other terms (such as non-binary and pansexual)”.
BDSM seems to be left on its own in the Letter Game — “K” for kink is a touchy subject as an addition to the acronym…Article from the Metro UK about it.
It’s a heavy topic and dievca cannot deal with it, right now (no extra bandwidth) …but she can enjoy the colors.
And if you are not feeling the satin — maybe Gucci will do~
This process happens with new “outer” clothes, too.
dievca wore this dress while shopping, with:
she was starving and bought a lamb gyro. After sitting in the sun, on the fire hydrant in front of the Ed Sullivan Theatre (the Late Show) ummmm, let’s just say that dievca’s new dress worked very well, but it needed a dry cleaning after she dripped red sauce down the front… That said, the Gyro was very good. Almost worth the dry cleaning fee — dievca was that hungry.
dievca’s favorite T-shirt happend to come from the sales rack at a Walmart. she bought it for around $2.80 and wore it to death (marled grey, fitted, red glitter writing about cowgirls – the tee was channeling a Madonna-vibe in the late 1990’s).
That said, dievca keeps her eyes open for inexpensive gems. Not to throw them away as “Fast Fashion”, but to be open to items for a Hi/Lo stylish feel.
The temperature here in NYC is predicted to reach 88 F (31 C) on Monday.
It’s time for a SUNDRESS!
dievca found some inexpesive offerings that come in an array of colors.
Prices range from $22.99 to $59.99 (click photos to purchase):
Or you could go the more expensive route and wear dievca’s favorite color which looks fabulous on you… and rotten on her:
The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees
Is my destroyer.
And I am dumb to tell the crooked rose
My youth is bent by the same wintry fever.
The force that drives the water through the rocks
Drives my red blood; that dries the mouthing streams
Turns mine to wax.
And I am dumb to mouth unto my veins
How at the mountain spring the same mouth sucks.
The hand that whirls the water in the pool
Stirs the quicksand; that ropes the blowing wind
Hauls my shroud sail.
And I am dumb to tell the hanging man
How of my clay is made the hangman’s lime.
The lips of time leech to the fountain head;
Love drips and gathers, but the fallen blood
Shall calm her sores.
And I am dumb to tell a weather’s wind
How time has ticked a heaven round the stars.
And I am dumb to tell the lover’s tomb
How at my sheet goes the same crooked worm.
The Force That Through The Green Fuse Drives The Flower
What a tease for a submissive…
A Bondage Dress which does not bind, nor allow connection to anything.
Easy to get through a Metal Detector, though.
And it would be a public nod to your BDSM leanings.
On sale at Yoox.
PS. There is a Men’s Sweater and Men’s T-shirt style available, too.
Does anyone have burnout from the Holidays? Can dievca distract you with a Hot Chili Pepper or two?
Definition – What does Chemical Play mean?
Chemical play refers to the use of chemical substances, often in liquid form, during sex. These chemicals are means of increasing excitement through different tactile sensations. They are applied sensually through caresses and sometimes, even using sexual body parts such as the penis or nipples. Substances used include chili peppers, tabasco, lemon, cinnamon, ginger, Bengay, Tiger Balm, and Vicks Vapor Rub. These are applied anywhere on the body, including favorites such as the genitals, anus, inner thighs, and tongue.
Chemical play can be very exciting. It adds another level of sensation during sex which can increase the intensity of orgasms. Remember that introducing foreign substances to ones body has innate risks. At the very least, applying these chemicals can cause temporary burns. Safety FIRST! When one intends to play with chemicals, test the substances and have items that can counter their effects nearby, such as water, milk, and anti-inflammatory medicine.
A comprehensive primer on CHEMICAL PLAY – please read before playing!
Coin purse, earrings and dress from Kate Spade.
plus a haiku from a Cape Cod hot sauce maker Rooster Fricke called “The Chili”:
Ooooh! It’s way too hot.
I will not do that again.
Until the next time.
The dress – Dries von Noten SS 2015, soooo dievca might look a little bit muppet-ish, the swish is too fun to miss out on….
Here’s how Dries styled it:
OK, no patterned cardigan available in dievca’s closet, but a Club Monaco Soft Trench might do the trick:
And it works!
Shoes? Initially, dievca was thinking boots. Tall, black patent leather boots, but Dries styled it with an ankle strap sandal for Spring/Summer. What else does dievca have?
dievca is going to keep the jewelry simple because the dress has so much going on:
Hair and make-up? Well, dievca’s hair grew out and had gotten long and shaggy as thin hair is wont to do~ Listening to her Master, she kept it long and got a “Lob” (long bob) with the idea that with her hair blown out she would have similar hair to:
It worked. The color isn’t the same, dievca has red, gold and grey highlights from the Summer (random grey as she cannot decided whether to color her hair or not…Master has no opinion on it.) But, the body and the sweep occurs when dievca straightens her curls. Let’s hope it doesn’t rain….
Smoky eyes, red lips, facial contouring which dievca learned this summer from the photo-shoot!
If you cannot be traditionally beautiful, you might as well have fun with Fashion!
and dievca suspects that Master will have fun tossing up her skirt! 😉
The Pork Chops were fabulous, the wine-fantastic, appetizers-excellent, green beans-good, rice-poor, lemon meringue pie-a disaster….Me? I was an excellent Hostess. I even offered 15 minutes of Fireworks on the Hudson River for entertainment! It took the attention off dessert – Thank goodness.
Full Blown fireworks from Hoboken…why? I have no idea. Fashion Week? Maybe.
What did I wear for the Dinner Party?
Street Style NYC Fashion Week
Sissel Eldebo Waterlily Frill Dress, Danish Design.
They source the silk from India, it is mostly leftover Sari silk. If they can only make five dresses, they make five dresses.
I wore my “one of a kind” dress with the matching thin fabric belt tied at the waist.
My pattern and the Target sandals I wore:
Mustard Yellow with pattern was the way I could finally get my Yellow Dress. You know, the one I have been desperately longing for~. A floaty silk dress which I hope Master tosses the skirt up when I wear it for him. It billows.
Years ago, dievca had a discussion with one of her male Graduate School pals
about what a Woman looked sexiest in.
The sweet Midwestern boy immediately answered, “a sun dress”.
That has stuck in dievca’s mind.
Jason Wu references the Hotel Esencia for his latest capsule collection – the striped patterns are inspired by the chairs that line its beaches. Recently spotted on Tina Leung, this cotton-poplin dress has a close-fitting bodice that’s gently twisted and is balanced by a fluid A-line skirt. You’ll love that it’s cleverly designed with discreet slant pockets and wide grosgrain straps that will easily hide your bra.
– Ivory and black cotton-poplin, black grosgrain
– Concealed hook and zip fastening at back
– 100% cotton; trim: 50% cotton, 50% viscose
– Dry clean
Something a little easier for dievca to wear, presenting for Master in public.
Easier than nude with the LARGE hat.
dievca should have gotten photos….
she didn’t think fast enough.
Wandering into the centre of Lille, dievca passed the French chain store NAF NAF. Years ago, when she was in Paris for the first time, she bought a great T-shirt at NAF NAF and has fond memories.
About 28 years later, dievca walked into another NAF NAF store. It’s similar to a “Morgan” or a “Zara” – a lower to mid-level young persons’ store.
dievca did the fast pass just to look at the fashion, avoiding a huge tulle dress and finding a beaded linen, v-neck t-shirt. she bought one in white and one in forest green. Success!
She and her friend made their way down two levels of stairs to pay for the tops.
In line, there was a Mamma and two daughters (around 12 and 16) with three of the poufy tulle dresses in hand. Two of the Pink and one of the Blue:
Apparently, the Mamma was going to wear one pink dress, the older girl was going with the pink dress and they were trying to get more at 70% off for a wedding party. The younger girl and others were going with the blue.
Incredibly tacky, but maybe a lot of fun.
The checkout was chaotic. The sales Lady was on the phone trying to get more dresses, the daughters were wandering around, the line was building up behind dievca. Then they opened a new line and before dievca could get around the store furniture, everyone cut in front of her~ dievca’s friend was being very patient.
dievca moved into the new line, her friend stayed behind the poufy dress chaos and they waited. And waited. Fascinated by the process of the Sales Lady stuffing these Big A** dresses into shopping bags. The lady was encapsulated by the tulle, she almost got eaten. They were so fascinated they forgot to take a photo. You will have to use your imagination.
dievca was finally able to buy the t-shirts in the original line and the flustered Sales Lady forgot to desensitize the tags. dievca managed to set-off the alarms for the next store.
You know, thinking about it….the poufy dress might have been fun as a Presentation Outfit!
Diversity, dievca, Diversity!
Striped t-shirts and dresses are always fresh for the Summer.
A Classic Look that carries from year to year.
dievca found the ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo cotton pique striped dress at Barneys, last year, and spent the money on it because its one of the few shift dresses she has been able to wear with her curves. That said, she has been wearing it in the heat. Today it is going over her swimsuit for a jaunt to the beach. With capped sleeves, a deeper “V” neckline, forgiving yet crisp fabric and pockets, it satisfies her desperate wish to wear a shift dress.
dievca is paring it with:
Enjoy your Saturday!
As a child, dievca didn’t get to stay up late very often. she and her Dad had to be out of the house and on the road by 5 am to get to practice by 5:45 am. That meant an early bed time.
But for some reason in 1980 dievca snuck out of bed on a Saturday Night and saw this on her parent’s TV:
THE B52’S ROCK LOBSTER ON SNL SHOW IN 1980
Click the link — the video was not available on youtube.
It was her first introduction to Saturday Night Live.
(and the B-52’s)
The show was hosted by Terry Garr and had a Bill Murray SNL classic commercial “Anticipation”.
dievca was fascinated.
Why did this trip down memory lane occur?
dievca ran into this Miu Miu dress and it threw her into a B-52’s swirl, starting with a trip to Planet Claire:
Completely “Planet Claire”, right?
dievca’s envisioning a B-52’s party wearing the dress, Big teased Hair (a beehive) and cat eyes eye-liner. This could also be a really weird/fun Presentation Outfit for Master. Sassy, bubble gum, retro kinda like this