Alighieri: Precious as a Pearl

For she doth make my veins and pulses tremble.”
― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

London-based designer Rosh Mahtani read French and Italian at Oxford University before establishing Alighieri, and it’s her studies of Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ that the brand takes its name from and that inspires her collections.

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  • Clasp fastening at back
  • Freshwater pearls: Singapore
  • Made in England


What to say when Life gets a bit crazy….

Bing Bang NYC “Merde” nameplate Sterling Silver or 14K Gold Vermeil (Click photo)

If “merde” doesn’t speak for you – there is something a bit more…ummm… direct. F*ck!
The health benefits of swearing include increased circulation, elevated endorphins, and an overall sense of calm, control, and well-being.

Or you can avoid swearing and get a little good luck or grooviness:


A hint of BDSM: Open House Projects

Lior Bracelet

Open House Lior Bracelet

Open House Threshold Choker

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Open House Attache Ring

cuff, collar, o-ring
Simple, elegant -a hint of BDSM
Open House Projects Jewelry

Open House Projects jewelry is designed by Monika Wyndham in New York. Designs usually start their lives as sketches on paper and are eventually carved in wax somewhere between the Catskills and New York City. New work is often made at odd hours, and sometimes in hotels, on picnic benches, and in cars. Open House jewelry often features moving parts, pieces that fit together in satisfying ways, and design elements with utility like handmade clasps and closures. Our aim is to make design objects with integrity that feel good to wear and are nice to interact with. We respect the inimitable nature of something that is made by hand.

We are glad to work closely with family-owned businesses and skilled jewelers in New York City to take each of our designs from concept to completion. Our pieces are cast in certified recycled metals using the lost wax method


A “knotty” solution: Alienina

Alienina’s woven rope-inspired bags are handcrafted in Italy using environmentally sustainable practices. The materials used for Alienina jewelry are sailing and mountain climbing cords, cotton wicks for oil lamps, resin commonly used in car parts, fabric and straps used for blinds. 90% of the materials are production waste, washable and non-toxic.

Another subtle way to show your BDSM leanings in Public.

Click photo to link to the Alienina website

And the bag that dievca bought on Need Supply Co. to accent her summer wardrobe:


spell check disaster


Are you missing the spelling application that was a part of WordPress? dievca is, she would hit the “ABC” button on a post prior to scheduling…. There’s no more button.

Is anyone else having a problem with their spelling?

dievca did notice that her ‘furtile immagination” should have been ‘fertile imagination’ and she’s sure that she has missed more items. Please let her know if you spot misspellings or rotten grammar.

dievca did turn on her Google Chrome spelling option. Maybe it will help.
Until something happens know that…


A way to drop $600 in SoHo

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.

Planned visits:
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:
LeSportSac
DKNY

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:


she bought three rings, one in each finish — to be worn separately or stacked. A quiet nod for her submission to Master – with a slightly edgy vibe.

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

 


Vonnie for Valentine’s Day

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)