dievca had to run to SoHo for a gift that could only be bought in a store located there. she rarely goes to that neighborhood and decided that she would wander into a few places that are not normally on her radar. Also, she would allow herself to splurge if she found something amazing.
Peter Hermann — a great leather handbag store
BREYDO — luxury fragrances, body care, candles – where she needed to buy the gift
A.P.C. — clothing brand from France
Bershka — inexpensive clothing, Spain
Maison Close — Lingerie
Two stores that closed:
dievca stopped by COS, & Other Stories, Agent Provocateur, Karl Lagerfeld, Camper, Wolford plus Intermix on the way thru~
After seeing nothing interesting to buy, dievca was feeling smug — until her eyes were caught by a jewelry boutique window which offered a significant chain necklace on black velvet.
It was stunning.
she stepped in to the store and there were many lovely items which hinted at BDSM – chains, handcuffs, etc.
dievca was enticed by a simple chain ring design that came in three finishes:
As dievca was paying, she realized that she had written a blog post in 2014 about this Brazilian jewelry designer, Jack Vartanian. At that time. the pieces he offered were all 14K and 18K gold — beautiful and expensive. The pieces that dievca bought are sterling silver with 18K and rhodium finishes. Much less expensive, but still beautiful.
Check out the other pieces:
Black and White photos:
Client Jack Vartanian
Creative Direction Ines Néspoli
Photography Henrique Gendre
Model Cassia Ávila
Beauty Cris Biato
Retouch Matias Sinigoi
RUDDOCK – VONNIE BANGLE
A close-fitting cuff which reminds you of the feel of your Master or Mistress’ BDSM cuffs?
Or hands gripping your wrists?
A lovely way to hold a piece of your submission during the day.
CAST IN 18 CARAT GOLD PLATED BRONZE. HAND CARVED AND FINISHED, POLISHED TO A HIGH SHINE.
ALSO AVAILABLE IN SOLID STERLING SILVER, OR ROSE GOLD PLATED BRONZE.
SIZE GUIDE – APPROX CIRCUMFERENCE WHEN CLOSED
S/M 17.5 CM (6.89 inches)
M/L 19 CM (7.48 inches)
(click on the photo below to purchase)
dievca’s first post: “Eddie Borgo creates beauty for the submissive” was offering a cuff as an elegant solution for a submissive to wear in the pre- 50 Shades of Grey World. Wearing something symbolizing BDSM was an edgy choice and trying to find something subtle, yet elegant was hard.
Times have changed in the 5+ years and now BDSM clothing and jewelry options have expanded. The BDSM flavor has been on many runways and in various collections. Now, it is easier to find elegant BDSM pieces and easier to wear leather collars, o-rings, chains, etc. in public.
That doesn’t mean an elegant, yet direct BDSM reference jewelry piece is no longer sought out. One of the first jewelry designers offering a BDSM edge was Eddie Borgo and this thicker collar came out in 2015. The collar is still gorgeous to wear, either symbolizing your submission – or not.
And helping the Homeless of NYC via an auction is not a bad thing, too.
* Gold-plated metal or Rhodium-plated metal
* Thin, dangling link chain
* Lobster claw closure, adjustable
* Double-hinged opening
* Stamped on inside of cuff
* In new, unused condition
4.25″W x 4.5″D x .75″H
MSRP – $375
dievca is not sure how the measurements are taken, there are three settings. A circle with a diameter of 4.25 has a circumference of 13.35 inches. Note: dievca would like to mention that you should measure your neck before bidding – and keep in mind that you need a little room to swallow.
Auction ends at 10 pm EDT on December 15th (click on the photos above to bid)
dievca was fascinated by this Gucci Rope Knot Bracelet – Gold on Sterling Silver:
Which brought on a fun internet viewing session:
Manon Knot Rings in 14K White or Yellow Gold
And dievca went with:
Why does she feel like knots are a Summer or beachy piece? Maybe because Master isn’t in to Shibari/Ropework and it seems like a “boating” thing. Hmmm~
W. S. Gilbert refers to the “Grace of an odalisque on a divan” in Colonel Calverley’s song “If You Want A Receipt For That Popular Mystery” from the Gilbert and Sullivan opera Patience.
In popular use, the word odalisque also may refer to a mistress, concubine or paramour of a wealthy man.
During the 19th century, odalisques became common fantasy figures in the artistic movement known as Orientalism, being featured in many erotic paintings from that era.
By the later 19th century, Turkish writers such as Melek Hanum used the word odalisque to refer to slave-concubines when writing in English:
If any lady possesses a pretty-looking slave, the fact soon gets known. The gentlemen who wish to buy an odalisque or a wife, make their offers. Many Turks, indeed, prefer to take a slave as a wife, as, in such case, there is no need to dread fathers, mothers, or brothers-in-law, and other undesirable relations
Founded by Natasha Ghosn is 2012, Mondo Mondo is a Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand featuring handmade pieces that reflect Ghosn’s playful, surrealist view of the world.
The Ring of O is a specially designed ring which has been worn as a distinctive mark among BDSM practitioners, mainly in continental Europe — and especially the German-speaking countries — since the 1990s. Its use is relatively widespread within this subculture. Its name derives from the name of the central female character in the classic BDSM novel Story of O (written by Pauline Réage), who was a sex slave and wore an analogous ring.
dievca ran into something interesting during the final day of the PRINTEMPS summer sale.
AGATHA Jewelry with a subtle BDSM theme. Not on Soldes but not too dear, either.
The pieces looked well made.