le papillon


Something perfect for a submissive’s Presentation Outfit
SS2014 Jean Paul Gaultier runway show featuring Dita von Teese
offers glamour with a bit of whimsey.


Wrong, wrong, wrong – but wouldn’t it be fun?

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:


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  • 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

presentation outfits VIA Paris Fashion Week 2020

Dominatrix moving to Ladylike:

Balmain Photo: Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images

Warrior Queen

  • Flowing Satin with hints of skin
  • Commanding boots
  • Leather Belt with locking hardware
  • Arm length leather gloves

Balenciaga Photo: Estrop/Getty Images

Elegant Gothic

  • Sleek black shimmer
  • Form-fitting style
  • Sharpened talons

Rochas Photo: Kristy Sparow/GettyImages

For Master or Mistress’ Eyes Only

  • Posture turtleneck collar
  • 1980’s shoulders
  • Mobile shimmer
  • Statuesque Heels

Chanel Photo: Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images

Pirate’s Booty

  • Plunging Neckline
  • Statement jewels pointing to the bodily jewels
  • Easy access to reveal whimsical stockings
  • Pirate Boots

Saks Potts Photo: Saks Potts

Ladylike

  • Elegant simplicity
  • Easy access
  • Statement boots

 


“This old thing?”

Midwestern weather in February calls for winter dressing.

dievca dug into her closet and came up with older items that still generated a couple of compliments.
she was astounded.

A whole discussion on fashion and Bricks & Mortar VS. Online Shopping occurred in an airport restaurant because of her coat. The discussion continued because her flight seatmate worked for ShopBop.

Two adorable Millennials noticing the exhausted Generation X-er’s style – a shocker.
Who said that women over 50 are marginalized?


British Elegance: Myla Lingerie

Click photos for a closer look!
Something for presenting on Valentine’s Day?

About Myla Lingerie
Myla London was born in the ’90s in Notting Hill. Based on craftsmanship and luxury, the brand built a loyal customer base. The brand was then reinvented and relaunched in August 2017 with the CEO (Garry Hogarth) COO (Leila Habibi) and the Senior Designer (Jess Thompson) from Agent Provocateur.

Myla has only been back in the market trading again since July 2018. We have had a fabulous reception for the new collection by both press and retail. We started trading again by joining Selfridges with an exclusive retail launch in the UK. In the USA we partnered with Bergdorf Goodman. On-line, we joined with Net a Porter and launched our own website in October 2018. We also opened our stunning flagship store in Brook Street, London which is available for personal fittings. Since our launch last year, we have continued our growth and are to building exciting new relationships with Harrods, Far Fetch, Neiman Marcus, Matches and KaDeWe.


Happy Chinese Lunar New Year’s Eve 2020 – Year of the Rat!

“Heavy Metal Rat” (Click photo to buy on eBay.)

Welcome to the year of the Rat!

When a Rat Year comes, it generally delivers new experiences with favorable outcomes for all of the signs. The Metal element aspect also indicates success, as this is the element of production. Metal is strong, determined, and resolute.

click on photos for brand


David Samuel Menkes = leather god.

;Boy Meets Girl’ W Magazine David Samuel Menkes Collar

Jennifer Lopez Elle Magazine Cap, $125, DAVID SAMUEL MENKES

Dominique-Hollington-Louis-Daniel-Botha robe TRIPLE Err Pants David Samuel Menkes

Anna Ewers by Inez and Vioodh for Self Service FW 2017 – Calvin Klein leather shirt and pants, David Samuel Menkes leather skullcap, Lacrasia leather gloves

Lady Gaga Riffle Bra custom David Samuel Menkes

Cap DAVID SAMUEL MENKES PHOTOGRAPHY MARIO TESTINO FASHION ANDREW RICHARDSON MODEL SKY FERREIRA FASHION’S FAVORITE NEW M

Living in NYC you have a good chance of finding someone who can reweave a hole in a cashmere Missoni sweater or create a stunning one-of-a-kind dress.

David Samuel Menkes sounds like the gentleman to connect with for custom leather pieces. dievca offered a blog post which had photos using his work: BDSM in Haute Couture – Strict Magazine

If she ever becomes brave enough – she might stroll into his studio and ask if he can make a leather ‘Day Dress’ for her to wear presenting for Master.

 

Spirit And Flesh Magazine

DAVID SAMUEL MENKES
Interview by CYNTHIA ALTORISO
photography by DAVID CARLO

CYNTHIA ALTORISO: I met David Samuel Menkes by serendipity. I had gone to his building to visit the atelier of a neighboring bespoke tailor on his floor. When I noticed the wonderful quilted leather and studded door, I stopped in my tracks. Beyond the door was a pleasant-faced, blue-eyed and nosed-ringed man, who invited me in. To step inside David’s studio was akin to visiting Ali Baba’s cave of treasures!

There was David, at his heroic wooden work table, covered with beautiful leathers and interesting findings and tools. Behind him were steps leading to an outdoor Victorian quadrangle encompassing a secret garden unique for its exotic specimens and random classical statuary. This was only the beginning…
Appreciating my joy for his aesthetic, David pointed out the ‘walking stick corner’ which held a vast collection of wondrous vintage walking sticks, many of which I have had the good fortune to borrow for shoots.

Close by, above the wardrobe is a collection of marvelous old hats and hat boxes. Next, we moved into his bedroom with its’s centrally positioned canopy bed, draped with fine old paisley shawls.

One wall was covered in shelves holding antique sewing implements. Another wall held a vast collection of classical music covers, the many spines proudly proclaiming impressive works. And then there are the 2 drawers full of the bone button collection, the pleasure of which is to run one’s hands through. And there are the charming vintage children’s chairs. There’s more, much more, and, after these many years of knowing David, it has become a custom for me to bring visitors to experience this creative field trip.

David’s skills are not limited to the demimonde. For a project I was doing with Amy Arbus, he made a Picasso clown suit, for a shoot with Alan Cumming he made a spy’s binocular case, and for a shoot with Ellen von Unwerth, he crafted a lovely muzzle. I also arranged for a custom-made leather jacket, with the Union Jack, for Zombie, Rod Argent. Too many to list here, David has made or lent me many cunning pieces and accessories…the random eyepatch, the leather corset, the riding crops, etc., etc.

David is an old school artisan lovingly plying his trade, making up one of New York’s living, creative treasures.
I call him ‘The Leather Master’.

David Samuel Menkes Spirit and Flesh Magazine

David Samuel Menkes established Custom Leatherwear in 1980. After graduating from Carnegie-Mellon University/ BA Costume and Scenic Design, he arrived in NY with theater dreams but soon found the Leather Scene more interesting. Applying a certain theatrical flair allowed for a wide range of designs within a strict code of dress. Developing a specialty in leathercraft also brought Fashion and Theater projects, as well as crafting for Artists, Interior Designers, Performers, and private customers, with projects ranging from Dog Muzzles to covering a giant head of Stalin with a hood!

Fashion Fetish: The Leather of David Samuel Menkes

Interview Magazine David Samuel Menkes


Feeling Cozy

The Thanksgiving Holiday is running late this year and that makes the ramp-up to Christmas/Hanukkah very short. With Global Warming in NYC, the whole of Autumn has disappeared. Some good news is that if you haven’t bought your cool weather gear, yet, you can do so with the Black Friday sales in your favor!

Here’s what dievca has been watching:

    • Diamond Quilted Down Coats
    • Cashmere Mittens
    • Chunky Hats
    • Cashmere Scarves
    • Cashmere Sweaters

Click on the Gallery Photo to find the designer name:

dievca bought:

Max Mara Camel Cashmere and Wool Reversible Sweater $795 on sale $330


Missoni Orange Label 100% Cashmere Sweater $800 on sale for $70 with repairs needed.


Garnet Hill 100% Cashmere chunky Sweater in Port Wine $299 on sale for $209


Donna Karan New York Reversible Down Puffer Coat $450 on sale for $160


Modal and Cashmere unbranded lightweight scarf $149 on sale for $80

On a side note: dievca has taken 33 sweaters to resale or Goodwill, 5 scarves, 3 hats, 4 pairs of mittens/gloves, and 4 down coats/jackets. You may be astounded by the numbers, but the lot was from years of collection and were well-loved and used. The replacement pieces are less in number and classics that will last.
Yes, friends and Master are astounded by dievca’s closet.


Finally, after 17 years on the hunt…

Years ago, dievca was in Milan for work and she was wearing a great pair of brown leather embossed crocodile boots. As dievca was rushing to an event, the heel got stuck in a walkway grate and ripped the back the boot off. Made for a really messy day – duct tape to the rescue…

dievca loved those boots.
she’s been looking for brown Croco boots ever since.
Finally, 17 years later:

THE CORSA CONCAVO

M. Gemi THE CORSA CONCAVO boot in walnut Croc $398 (click photo for link)


Note that the heel is not slim – dievca’s not getting stuck in a grate this time around!
The brand is M.Gemi and the cost is dear, but dievca is willing to spend the extra money for a pair that is going to replace two pairs in her closet (resale).

Here’s another version of the boot in case you need black:


A bit further than a stone’s throw…

The May 1968 events in France refers to the volatile, two-month period of civil unrest throughout France punctuated by demonstrations, major general strikes, and occupations of universities and factories. At its height, the events brought the economy of France almost to a halt. The protests reached such a point that political leaders feared civil war or revolution; the national government itself briefly ceased to function after President Charles de Gaulle secretly fled France for a few hours. The protests spurred an artistic movement, with songs, imaginative graffiti, posters, and slogans. (more below)

Half a century after student protests gripped the Left Bank of the French capital, a crowd was drawn to the Sonia Rykiel store to celebrate a new handbag, the Pavé, or cobblestone, meant as a playful nod to an era when angry protesters lobbed the stones at riot police.

Sonia Rykiel pavé bag May 2018

That period of rebellion also gave birth to the label, still famous decades later for its striped and colorful knitwear.

And dievca finally found something to buy honoring her age. It took a year :

Sonia Rykiel red pavé bag – ShopBop on sale

Continued.

The social unrest began with a series of student occupation protests against capitalism, consumerism, American imperialism, and traditional institutions, values, and order. It then spread to factories with strikes involving 11 million workers, more than 22% of the total population of France at the time, for two continuous weeks. The movement was characterized by its spontaneous and decentralized wildcat disposition; this created contrast and sometimes even conflict between itself and the establishment, trade unions and workers’ parties. It was the largest general strike ever attempted in France, and the first nationwide wildcat general strike.

“May 68” affected French society for decades afterward. It is considered to this day as a cultural, social and moral turning point in the history of the country. As Alain Geismar—one of the leaders of the time—later pointed out, the movement succeeded “as a social revolution, not as a political one”.

Thank you to Wikipedia, WWD, French Vogue


Ladylike

graceful, polite, and behaving in a way that is thought to be socially acceptable for a woman:.

In dress, it is controlled, elegant, classic and conservative:

Master’s favorite look.

dievca has gotten away from it. The process takes time and patience. A consistency of body-size.

Worrying about elderly parents, travel, aging takes its toll. A general tendency towards quirky and downtown chic pulls dievca when given a choice to spend money on clothing…
Master does like to see His dievca in her downtown chic plumage, but D/s-wise He prefers “ladylike”.

Why does this matter?

dievca has been clearing and revamping her closet – she’s sold a great deal on the RealReal, eBay and at Buffalo Exchange. Her money has not gone towards any ladylike items…

she’s gone more practical, focusing on items that she desired during the past year, which went on sale:

she will have to ask Master how He feels about her negligence of ladylike dressing. He is entertained by her eclectic closet and He knows her focus has been on Family/Life items.

The luxury of being “Ladylike” will just have to wait until dievca can refocus.


Special

Christopher Kate Black Intarsia Special Sweater

dievca really wants to buy this sweater for a close friend. It would be given with a great deal of humor.

Because dievca is returning to Scandinavia for work, she’s been running around buying hair dye, allergy meds, Coach items, etc. Some are items people have requested and the rest are gifts dievca has found for friends.

One of her very close friends speaks excellent English. But sometimes words take a different meaning in another country.  Like the word “Special” – here’s the Mirriam-Webster definition:

special

adjective

spe·​cial | \ ˈspe-shəl  \

Definition of special

1distinguished by some unusual quality especially:: being in some way superior our special blend
2held in particular esteem special friend
3areadily distinguishable from others of the same category: UNIQUE they set it apart as a special day of thanksgiving
bof, relating to or constituting a species: SPECIFIC
4being other than the usual: ADDITIONALEXTRA
5designed for a particular purpose or occasion

noun

Definition of special

1one that is used for a special service or occasion caught the commuter special to work
2something (such as a television program) that is not part of a regular series
3a featured dish at a restaurant the specials of the day

 

None of these definitions apply to how, dievca’s friend uses the word, “Special”. The friend uses the word to describe someone who is high maintenance and demanding or a little bit crazy. Someone who is a pain-in-the-neck.    that one? she’s special

The word is said with an inferred eyeball roll.

OK – its sarcasm.

Wouldn’t this sweater be great for someone who is (wait for it….) special herself? dievca’s friend would laugh so hard if she received this sweater as a gift.

Do you know anyone who is…..Special?


plum·age

/ˈplo͞omij/
noun
a bird’s feathers collectively.

ATTICO OSTRICH FEATHERS TOP BUSTIER and DRESSES

 


Well, this would take care of….

Presentation  Outfit problems:

Ruched Ruffle Dress. AREA

Stretch, via elastic and lycra, goes a long way towards forgiving a body. XO

DETAILS:
$895
Color: Cerulean
Self: 44% cotton, 31% polyamide, 21% poly, 4% elastan
Lining: 95% poly 5% spandex
Made in USA
Dry clean only
Fully lined
Smocked elastic fabric detail throughout
Asymmetrical ruffled trim on front
Stretch fit
Metallic lurex fabric

And if you forget to bring Master or Mistresses’ Collar and Lead:

AREA Crystal Choker Strap Mini Dress in Graphite

DETAILS:
$695
Color: Graphite
Self: 44% cotton, 31% polyamide, 21% poly, 4% elastan
Lining: 95% poly 5% spandex
Made in USA
Dry clean only
Fully lined
Hidden back zip closure
Metallic threading detail throughout
Crystal-embellished shoulder strap

Both dresses available at http://www.fwrd.com


Mighty Mighty ‘Busting with Flowers’ Bustier


A bustier (alternatively bustiere) is a form-fitting garment that is traditionally worn as lingerie. Its primary purpose is to push up the bust by tightening against the upper midriff and forcing the breasts up, while gently shaping the waist. A bustier resembles a basque, but it is shorter. It reaches down only to the ribs or waist.

Modern bustiers are often made with mesh panels rather than the traditional boning. Nowadays, it might also be worn as a push-up bra under a low-backed dress, or as a camisole for outer wear. Details

– Underwired cups
– Sweetheart neckline
– Floral Embellishments
– Adjustable straps + Back closure
– Sleeveless design + Cropped length

$62.50 at MightyMighty

Medium Measurements: Bust 34”/Length 10”


Hey Sexy Hayseed!

Bar-Refaeli Image Agent Provocateur-Sebastian Faena

A much more comfortable “tumbling in the hay” option is carrying a straw bag:


Surfs Up!….DAGNE DOVER backpacks (So 2014~Neoprene)

O’Neill Runway

2013 was the beginning of Neoprene appearing in fashion, used by designers such as Gareth Pugh, Balenciaga, Rick Owens, Lanvin and Vera Wang.

In 2014, it went mainstream.

Neoprene is a synthetic rubber that’s often used to make wetsuits, hence its alternative name “scuba.” … The weight of neoprene also means form-fitting skirts and dresses are more forgiving.

It is stiff and very warm to wear. But the mainstream 2014 offerings were fun!

Spring Clothing designed this lovely neoprene coat in 2017 and there are neoprene outwear pieces still floating around the Athletic and Athleisure sector.
(Note: Zoom in to take a look at her awesome BDSM cuffs)

Neoprene was invented by DuPont scientists on April 17, 1930 after Dr Elmer K. Bolton of DuPont attended a lecture by FatherJulius Arthur Nieuwland, a professor of chemistry at the University of Notre Dame. Nieuwland’s research was focused on acetylene chemistry and during the course of his work he produced divinyl acetylene, a jelly that firms into an elastic compound similar to rubber when passed over sulfur dichloride. After DuPont purchased the patent rights from the university, Wallace Carothers of DuPont took over commercial development of Nieuwland’s discovery in collaboration with Nieuwland himself. Arnold Collins at DuPont focused on monovinyl acetylene and allowed it to react with hydrogen chloride gas, manufacturing chloroprene.

DuPont first marketed the compound in 1931 under the trade name DuPrene, but its commercial possibilities were limited by the original manufacturing process, which left the product with a foul odor. A new process was developed, which eliminated the odor-causing byproducts and halved production costs, and the company began selling the material to manufacturers of finished end-products. To prevent shoddy manufacturers from harming the product’s reputation, the trademark DuPrene was restricted to apply only to the material sold by DuPont. Since the company itself did not manufacture any DuPrene-containing end products, the trademark was dropped in 1937 and replaced with a generic name, neoprene, in an attempt “to signify that the material is an ingredient, not a finished consumer product”. DuPont then worked extensively to generate demand for its product, implementing a marketing strategy that included publishing its own technical journal, which extensively publicized neoprene’s uses as well as advertising other companies’ neoprene-based products. By 1939, sales of neoprene were generating profits over $300,000 for the company (equivalent to $5,403,589 in 2018). ~ Wikipedia

Neoprene has continued to be popular for lifestyle and home accessories including laptop sleeves, tablet holders, lunch bags, wine bottle holders, remote controls, typing wrist pads, mouse pads, etc.

Neoprene provides cushioning, insulation and is water-resistant. It is quite durable, as well.

And it’s being used as one of dievca’s favorite accessory designs – the backpack.

Check out the current offerings from Dagne Dover:

Medium = $175, Large = $195 – available at ShopBop, Nordstrom’s and its own website (link above).

 


doin’ it on the cheap — ok, inexpensive

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.
Visual interest.

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):

H & M Dress with Tie Detail Sundress $69.99

Angashion Women’s Dresses-Summer Floral Bohemian Spaghetti Strap Button Down Swing Midi Dress with Pockets Sundress
from Amazon $22.99

Apollo Box Button Front Sundress $14.99

Midi printed dress – Women _ Mango USA Sundress $59.99

ECHOINE Womens Summer Boho Beach Dress – Casual Spaghetti Strap Button Down Swing Midi Dress Sundress with Belt Pockets $24.99 Amazon Sundress

Time and Tru Belted striped Sundress Wal-Mart $23.88

Or you could go  the more expensive route and wear dievca’s favorite color which looks fabulous on you… and rotten on her:

Levi’s Premium Yellow Sundress $298 (on sale $89.99)

 


Romping Around (lingerie)

Rompers appeared in the United States of America in the early 1900s. They were popular as playwear for younger children because people thought they were ideal for movement. They were light and loose fitting, a major change from the much more restrictive clothing children wore during the 19th-century Victorian era. Their popularity peaked in the 1950s when they were used by children as playwear and by women as leisure—and beachwear.

Adult fashion

CZ Guest Hamptions NYC vogue

1970's TerryclothWhile rompers had been popular among women in the 1950s, they re-emerged in the 1970s as a fashion for adult women. In the 1970s rompers were usually a casual garment made of terrycloth, and often in a tube top style. They were common in the 1980s in a wider variety of materials such as silky fabrics for evening wear.

Since 2006, rompers have enjoyed a minor renaissance as a fashionable garment for women. Though much less common, rompers for men have been produced. In the 2010s the “sleep romper” for women gained popularity, being similar in style to the teddy, but with the appearance of shorts.

ShopBop 2019

As Lingerie

The Romper, the Teddy and the Bodysuit have few differences. They are all one-piece lingerie styles. They have a top and bottom that are connected to each other.

Since every lingerie brand defines styles differently, the same style that one brand calls a teddy might be called a romper by another.

In dievca’s mind:

Romper = a full body piece of lingerie which is worn looser, may have an elastic waist and shorts on the bottom half.

Teddy = A full body piece of lingerie which is similar to a one piece swimsuit or bodysuit, but is looser and made of a sheer or silky fabric.

Bodysuit: skintight, formfitting garmet which covers the torso and crotch. Normally made out of a stretch fabric.


Yes Master~ (lingerie)

“Our Truest Life Is When We Are In Dreams Awake “  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Yes Master SS 2016

Yes Master is a kind of anti-brand that abhors trends and whose iconoclastic designs often seem like a rebuke to the inherent conservatism of the fashion world. As a result it’s had an up-and-down history, veering from wacky cult label to adored tastemaker — sometimes in a single year.

It was a fluke that the Macedonian designer Igor Pacemski came into the fashion business. Trained as a scientist with a masters degree in chemistry, he was diverted by a part-time job in fashion retail. It led him to a buyer position at the London store Coco de Mer in 2002 where he fell in love with lingerie.

“Coco de Mer was at the forefront of this huge surge of interest in lingerie,” said Pacemski, who started his own label, Yes Master, for autumn/winter 2005/06. His first collection has hit the shelves of Henri Bendel in New York, Miss Lala’s Boudoir in London and Anna in Copenhagen. He admits that customers might come to him expecting a product that is “aggressive, S&M, even dark,” but most understand that the name is meant in jest.

It’s been mostly up for the past couple of years, though, thanks to YM’s introduction of swimwear to its catalogue and some very savvy collaborations with retail partners. Once known for its high-concept artsy themes, Yes Master today is more widely associated with its pop-art digital prints for youth-oriented retailers like ModCloth, Urban Outfitters and Topshop.


(Most pieces above offered at the FarFetch or Orchard Mile wesites, one from a past season)

Designer Igar Pacemski and listen to his vision of Intimates as a cultural and literary exploration into the Art of Lingerie.  The stories wrought by this  label are not immediately obvious. It takes some time to see the magic.  Each season is an evocative tableau that takes a woman on a journey to the “wrong side of good taste”.  Edgy, but with style and class, Yes Master is the quintessential British brand.

Yes Master – “Game of Thrones” Bra size M eBay, click on photo for link to purchase

A Thank You to the New York Times, LingerieTalk.com, lingeriebriefs.com


You may not look good, but you feel good! (and something of use)

dievca had dinner at the Zodiac Room in Neiman Marcus Hudson Yards. It was a soft opening and the restaurant was empty.  There were unlimited Popovers and dievca’s sparkling rosés were filled to the brim. All in all, a lovely evening.

What dievca wore:

She may not have looked good (she thinks she did), but she felt fabulous!

They had Popovers galore — and dievca knows that popovers are not good on the 2nd day, but she took one home to try again… Hmmm, did they give her the strawberry butter? Hah! They did!

On her way out of the store — dievca loved this sweatshirt (left), but it is handmade and $450…

And the Big Apple Le Creuset is cute (right), but it cannot compete with the one that dievca’s friend gave her for her birthday,,,

She has used it like crazy!

Did dievca tell you about her friend packing the Le Creuset dutch oven in her suitcase, coming from Europe and TSA thinking it was a —- well, something of interest. When dievca opened up her gift it was wrapped heavily in TSA tape.

Something Useful:

Le Creuset ® Caribbean Blue 6.75-Qt. Oval Dutch Oven

Where was Master?  He had friends in from the West Coast and they needed attention.
Not dievca’s worry, Thank goodness… instead she was heavily into the sparkling rosé.
Hiccup~


It all adds up~

RONALD VAN DER KEMP Leather Pencil Skirts Patent SS2016

Red  √
Shiny √
Leather √
Pencil Skirt √

= Sexy √

There’s no way dievca can go wrong with her new purchase, right?


No Matter How You Say It ~ Love is Love

You may hold my hand for a while,
but you hold my heart forever.

Alberta Ferretti Sweaters and Bags available at Fwrd.com

 


Faux Bondage by Moschino


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.
Hmmm…
On sale at Yoox.

PS. There is a Men’s Sweater and Men’s T-shirt style available, too.


Did you ever wonder?

Where those drastic Goth Platform Boots came from?

 

If Doc Martens are not enough for your Goth-vibe.

Opening Ceremony is offering the brand “New Rock

(click photo to purchase)

New Rock is a footwear brand from Spain that has been in the shoe-making business since 1929. The label is known for their alternative, goth, and biker-style boots, featuring thick platform rubber soles, over-sized tongues and bold metallic accessories.

They are not really for Master’s dievca – but perhaps a Goth BDSM – someone out there with a want or a need.

 

XO


PVC

Polyvinyl chloride is the world’s third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene. Chemical formula‎: ‎(C2H3Cl)n

The terms “PVC”, “vinyl” and “PU” tend to be used interchangeably by retailers for clothing made from shiny plastic-coated fabrics. These fabrics usually consist of a backing woven from polyester fibers with a surface coating of shiny plastic.

As with latex, PVC became more noted as fetish material in the 1960’s and early 1970’s. During that era, boots and garments made of vinyl were made and worn in public areas to some degrees. In the media, the most obvious was the British TV program The Avengers with Emma Peel.

Why PVC?

The advantages of PVC are the shiny look, durability and cost. Patent Leather is much more expensive and getting your latex to shine is a slippery process.

Disadvantages include being hot, stiff and the fabric not breathing well.
With that in mind, dievca was surprised to see Fleur du Mal offering these pieces:


A quick review of some Winter Outfits (3)

dievca realized that she wrote this post and forgot to put it out there.  These are some outfits from the Holidays – but are appropriate for the Winter. All were pulled from dievca’s closet of goodies.

Holiday Party downtown Brooklyn, brownstone, friends:

Holiday Work Party, formal venue, meeting with Master afterward:

At home: cozy mulled wine and dinner with close friends:

 


Pull out your Sequins for this evening!

French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg wearing a black sequined long sleeves dress from the Pre Fall 2016 Nina Ricci

dievca is rocking, Marchessa Notte:


Ladylike for her Master.

DETAILS

  • Fabric: Sequin weave
  • Velvet trim
  • V back
  • Midi length
  • Boat neck
  • 3/4 sleeves
  • Exposed zip at back
  • Lined
  • Shell: 100% nylon
  • Lining: 100% polyester
  • Imported, India

What are you wearing to Ring in 2019?


appliqué lingerie

ap·pli·qué

apləˈkā
noun
  1. 1.
    ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric are sewn or stuck onto a large piece of fabric to form pictures or patterns.

Cora Harrington. Photo – Courtesy of Heidi Calvert

dievca ran into this photo of Cora Harrington from the Lingerie Addict on The Cut.

A gorgeous Lingerie Set….the photo doesn’t say the brand or where to buy it. So, dievca started noodling around on Cora’s website – great fun. A lot of lingerie you might like, but can’t buy when you are looking at the trade show stuff….and dievca didn’t find the flowers.

she was getting frustrated…

Here’s what she did find searching google under “appliqué lingerie”:

And the closest match to what dievca was looking for:

MYLA London – lavender fields (click photo)


Pendu – “Post Fetish” elegance

Todd Pendu Zana Bayne “Magnum Opus” Collection SS14

dievca ran into a collection of leather goods from Todd Pendu & Zana Bayne called, “Magnum Opus” SS14.  she purchased two items: a bracelet and a necklace which she modified slightly to make it a leather collar. How? she added holes at the buckles to tighten it and removed the attached triangle piece so Master could attach His lead.

The term “Post-Fetish” was coined by Todd Pendu as “decontextualizing traditional fetish gear into aesthetic accessories to be incorporated into everyday wear”.

Originally, dievca was focused on the person in the co-collaboration whose name was on the worked leather, Zana Bayne. But, she starting looking deeper into the gorgeous work of co-Creative Director, Todd Pendu after viewing some of his photographs.

Paz de la Huerta, lensed and styled by Todd Pendu
All wardrobe from the Zana Bayne “Moonbathers Collection”.
Shot in Los Angeles, August 2016

Todd Pendu is a multi-disciplinary artist and image-maker currently living and working in NYC and Los Angeles. PENDV JOURNAL is an online platform and portfolio for his creative projects and art/photographic works. He is the founder of DEVIL’S WHOREHOUSE STUDIO. He is also co-Creative Director at ZANA BAYNE.

Email: info @ pendvjournal . com

Website: http://www.pendunyc.com/

I am a self-described ‘Duchampian Punk’ and a proponent for Libertine Culture. I work independently outside the Establishment. My art doesn’t always fit in to convenient aesthetic categories. I’m interested in personal freedom and expression. I do what I want. I create for those outside society – for those who live by their own rules – not for everyone, but for everyone else.” – Todd Pendu

CREDITS:
Cheyenne, lensed by Todd Pendu
Shot in an apartment in Paris. March, 2017.

Todd Pendu is a multi-talented person who is able to walk the edge and create elegance. dievca would like to Thank him for allowing her to share some if his work. Please stop by His site and wander.