A disaster or a treat?


dievca raced out of work early to get to the Ballet.
Grabbing her ticket at “Will Call”, she had enough time to get a glass of Champagne and a ChocoLove Raspberry/Dark Chocolate bar.

As she sat in the lobby for a 5 minute gulp, she looked around at the people who were dressed up for the ballet.

Beautiful.

But not dievca.
she barely made it from a bike ride and the subway.

Her plumage was practical:

 

It was ok, she was hidden on the side of the 4th floor peanut gallery.

The 5:00 am work start that morning had dievca nodding off during the first two pieces. she wondered how she would make it through to the final piece she wanted to see.

After intermission, falling asleep wasn’t problem. The brutal ballet “Odessa” about Jewish Organized Crime after the Russian Revolution kept her awake. Set to the fabulous music from a Russian movie, “Sunset”, the choreography was intense and amazing. Some of the critiques called out the “gang rape scene” (NYT’s Article) But, history isn’t always pretty. It was the telling of a story.

Sterling Hyltin, thrown into the air by male dancers in a scene of violence on the opening night of “Odessa,” at New York City / THE NEW YORK TIMES Andrea Mohin

The last piece was what dievca went to see, “The Times Are Racing” , and she enjoyed that the couples pairings changed for the final performance. Boy-to-Boy instead of Girl-to-Boy (the Girl did a kick-A** job in the tap dance piece). But, she was still stuck on the stunning one-two punch of Odessa and that remains the surprise winner in her mind.

Although dievca loves to dress up, sliding out into the night with her hiking boots wasn’t a disaster. dievca decided that champagne, chocolate, ballet and being comfortable make for an excellent evening by herself.


National Grouch Day!


dievca’s favorite Muppet is the headliner for today!

And don’t lie to yourself — EVERYONE is a grouch at some point….embrace it.

Celebrated since 1976, according to Sesame Street Magazine, October 15th is National Grouch Day — a day for all Grouches to celebrate their way of life.

dievca was looking for a little Grouch Couture for inspiration and came up with these photos:

But then realized that if she was really going to be true to her Mentor, Moschino was the way to go!
(Who doesn’t NEED a garbage can crossbody bag?)

PS. dievca is meeting Master for coffee, we will see if He is grouchy~

HAVE AN EXCELLENT GROUCHY MOMENT!


Be Careful!

But maybe you want that Black Cat to cross your path….hmmm?


Happy Friday the 13th!
May you have a very LUCKY day 🖤🖤🖤


It’s Monday and I have “Friday on My Mind”

“Friday On My Mind”
Monday mornin’ feels so bad
Ev’rybody seems to nag me
Comin’ Tuesday I feel better
Even my old man looks good
Wed’sday just don’t go
Thursday goes too slow
I’ve got Friday on my mind

Gonna have fun in the city
Be with my girl, she’s so pretty
She looks fine tonight
She is out of sight to me
Tonight I’ll spend my bread, tonight
I’ll lose my head, tonight
I’ve got to get to night
Monday I’ll have Friday on my mind

Do the five day grind once more
I know of nothin’ else that bugs me
More than workin’ for the rich man
Hey! I’ll change that scene one day
Today I might be mad, tomorrow I’ll be glad
Cause I’ll have Friday on my mind

Gonna have fun in the city
Be with my girl, she’s so pretty
She looks fine tonight
She is out of sight to me
Tonight I’ll spend my bread, tonight
I’ll lose my head, tonight
I’ve got to get to night
Monday I’ll have Friday on my mind

Gonna have fun in the city
Be with my girl, she’s so pretty
I’m gonna have fun in the city
Be with my girl, she’s so pretty

 

Songwriters: George Redburn Young / Harry Vanda
Friday On My Mind lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
The David Bowie version (click here)
or Bruce Springsteen (click here)
or Gary Moore (click here)

This was dievca last Monday –
– and her anticipation was worth the wait.

May your anticipation be worth the wait! XO


Some Girls are bigger than Others: A Woman Scorned

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Or at least not asked if their names can be used….

HADES: Some Girls are bigger than Others Collection, pissed them off.

Click photo for Daily Record Story

The collection gained it’s title ‘Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others’ after The Smiths’ track from 1986, the offering celebrated, according to its maker, punk, indie and post-punk music in well-crafted Scottish lambs wool. Confined to just four styles – “they’re bands I love” – Cassie Holland (the creator).

Feedback from the people working with the Artists and the Bands themselves:

“Patti Smith has refused the licensing requests we’ve reviewed and I’m pretty certain she would not grant permission to Ms Holland to produce the products.

“I think Patti Smith’s control of her own name is her right and Cassie Holland has no right to capitalise.” Bill Mooney representative of Patti Smith and Sonic Youth

Note: Marc Jacobs went through the proper channels to use the Sonic Youth name in the past. And Bill Mooney was planning to serve a “Cease and Desist” Order to the company.

Viv Albertine, of all-girl punk band The Slits, said while she thought the jumpers with coloured stitching are a “nice tribute”, she is considering a legal response.

“We don’t want to bring a small company down. But it’s a matter of courtesy and we would at least expect some jumpers.

In the background, dievca is singing with:

It’s a new collection at Hades and no signs of any Legal Hassles –
just dealing with your Inner Privacy Collection:


Racing Along~

dievca’s ‘hood.
The one new subway stop that is relatively clean and empty in NYC.

She’ll be seeing this New York City Ballet piece, next week, at the recommendation of a friend.
Cheap seats, sitting high and by herself. If she waits to schedule with someone, it might not get done and she really trusts this friend when it comes to dance performances.

The Times Are Racing, Justin Peck – Ensemble

dievca finds it interesting how ballet companies are working to bring contemporary pieces to the masses via music, costumes and choreography, while Opera seems stagnant. (but, dievca is not an aficionado of opera.)

Speaking of costumes — they were designed by Opening Ceremony.  Yes, dievca has a couple of pieces.

Justine Clenquet x Opening Ceremony

Justine Clenquet x Opening Ceremony Joe Hoops

Opening Ceremony Turtleneck See-thru Bodysuit, black with purple


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Photo: Dismaland – Maison Bentley Style