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)