What is a Chemise?

dievca couldn’t remember the name of a certain piece of lingerie she wore for Master. she went searching for a photo and found that it was a chemise with garters by Blush Lingerie in Hot Pink.  Worn with nude lace top stockings and Gucci Beaded ankle-strap heels.

As she was looking for the item, dievca realized that other people might need to know the definitions of various lingerie pieces, too!

What is the definition of a Chemise?
A modern Chemise is a one-piece undergarment which slips over the head and is the same shape as a straight-hanging sleeveless dress. It is similar to the babydoll, but it is fitted more closely around the hips. Historically, a chemise was a simple garment worn next to the skin to protect clothing from sweat and body oils.

Now you ask what a Babydoll is….well, dievca will be telling you about some other lingerie pieces weekly, with photos. The Chemise was just the start — any suggestions or offerings, let dievca know. she has 45 pieces to share and discuss, so far. Tune in on Thursdays….

Caught in the net!

Caught in Your Net
Captured by the Sea
Sun and Sand surround Me

Kissed by the Salt
Caressed by the Breeze
Sultry, Languid, Elegant ease

Will You, Master?
May I?

Wolford Netsation

Brains behind the Bazooms!

Betty Brosmer (bio below)

Both men and women are obsessed with breasts.  Men tend to ogle women’s “head lights,” while women wish for a different size than what they carry. Florence Williams authored an entire book on the subject in 2012, in which she said that the average bra size has grown from a 34B to a 36C in the last 15 years.

Yet, according to sales data and customer surveys collected by national lingerie retailer Intimacy, the average American cup size has gone from 34 B in 1983 to a whopping 34 DD in 2013.

34DD? Really?

The change might be due to better education on bra fit, breast augmentation, and obesity. And a woman’s breast size can reveal more than just how big (or small) her breasts are — it can speak volumes when it comes to her personality and lifestyle.

Intimacy (and Cosabella) believe that the demand for larger sizes comes from a mix of better customer service and an awareness among the customers themselves. “Instead of forcing D+ breasts into A to D cup bras, women are beginning to purchase larger cup sizes (G cup, for example) that actually fit properly,” said a rep. “[Twenty years ago] the American market carried less than 20 sizes, so women with bigger breasts squeezed into bras that were two or more cup sizes too small. Therefore, the idea that breast size is increasing is perhaps slightly inflated due to women actually purchasing larger (and more accurate) bras for themselves.”


Contrary to popular and unfounded belief, large-breasted women actually have higher intelligence than their less-endowed counterparts. A 2011 University of Chicago study found larger-breasted women scored an average of 10 points higher than other women in IQ tests. Women with average-sized breasts also scored higher than those who were the smallest size in the group. The women were divided into five categories based on their breast measurements: extra-large, large, medium, small, and extra-small breast sizes.

It has not yet been determined why the correlation between breast size and intelligence may exist, but it’s suspected to have something to do with sex hormone levels. They help determine a woman’s breast size. Also, it could be linked to the possibility about natural selection where intelligent men prefer larger breasted women for reproductive partners to ensure their offspring will inherit a larger breast size and higher intelligence.

Lisabeth Scott

Top photo:  Betty Brosmer is the co-founder of Shape magazine, which has been the number-one women’s health magazine for decades. Now in her late 70s, Brosmer continues to write two magazine columns that are syndicated worldwide and seen by several million people each month.

Bottom photo: Lisabeth Scott went back to school at USC when she was in her 40’s and her film career was finished.  She became involved with Real Estate.

A Thank You to “Racked” —Erika Graham 


Something easy to wear for your Sir
Elegant from Fleur du Mal


AT FLEU DU MAL $228.00

Sonata Rapalyte: Rosa – a Valentine to your Master

dievca is planning to wear the Rosa Bodysuit for Master.


Underneath a grey vintage Thierry Mugler suit with black stay-up stockings, black vintage Charles Jourdan Heels, Humble Chic NY Skinny Ribbon Choker.

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If you wanted to see more of the Sonata Rapalyte Rosa line, there are some beautiful pieces:

Sapphire and Marine by Else Lingerie


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Confident * Alluring * Modern Boudoir

ELSE is today’s manifestation of a lasting family tradition of crafting lingerie accessories – a contemporary take on a rare vision of quality imagined decades ago. Ela Onur, the founder, was raised amongst the artisans and designers of her family’s lingerie accessory business, so it was only natural for her to channel her refined vision and technical expertise into her own line – ELSE.

I.D. Sarrieri: Spicy, Icy and a little Pricey

dievca is dreaming.
she spotted the 2012
I.D. Sarrieri Luxury Lingerie collection
Embellished With Swarovski Crystals and Elements.

she thinks Master might be interested in some pieces.

I.D. Sarrieri is a premium luxury lingerie house established internationally in 2002. Founded by Romanian-born, Paris-based Iulia Dobrin, I.D. SARRIERI focuses on couture-like lingerie pieces and luxurious essentials. Designed for a powerful, sexy and refined woman, with a penchant for high quality, sophisticated lingerie, I.D. Sarrieri pieces stand out through their exquisite craftsmanship, luxurious fabrics and attention to detail.

I.D. Sarrieri celebrates strong women and promotes femininity and refined glamour through the sophisticated process of creating fine art lingerie.

The Sarrieri name reflects the state of mind that comes from indulging oneself with a piece of fabulous lingerie, as it is something hidden from the outer gaze, that only comes forward when one desires to play the game of revelation. Sarrieri is envisioned as a paradise of sorts, for escapism and celebration of the individual woman. It is a sacred, personal space that requires special permission to explore and patience to discover, much like one’s inner being. Through each distinctive collection, Iulia Dobrin wants to inspire and indulge the I.D. Sarrieri women so that each one of them can find her perfect paradise.


I.D. Sarrieri collections stand out through the use of precious fabrics, refined design, sensual shapes, craftsmanship and hand-made details, which elevate lingerie to the level of haute couture.

I.D. Sarrieri pieces are made using the best of fabrics. Chantilly laces, silk satins and silk mousseline, jacquard and embroidered laces are sourced from exclusive producers, which also supply the great Haute Couture houses in the fashion industry. I.D. Sarrieri is among the first brands to use Chantilly lace in its designs and continues to be among the only ones that base their collections on Chantilly-made pieces.

Key design elements include chic accessories and specially crystallized Swarovski elements, which give the pieces a fashionable appeal, elevating them to ready-to-wear status.


  • Couture lingerie: hand-made, avant-garde pieces, made from the most exclusive fabrics. The collection includes standout items that truly innovate lingerie wear, such as special bodysuits, luxurious bras, briefs and corsets, which iterate the brand’s craftsmanship and flawless know-how.
  • Luxury lingerie: equally precious in fabric and attention to detail, the luxury line consists of pieces that can be worn day to night, in timeless as well as seasonal trends and colors.
  • Daily lingerie: delicate items for a daily luxurious lingerie experience, equally comfortable and fashionable. With a focus on timelessness, these are lingerie staples that shouldn’t miss from any women’s lingerie drawer: in delicate nudes, sophisticated noir, white and the occasional pop of soft hues.
  • Cocktail: consists of I.D. Sarrieri key pieces embellished with signature Swarovski elements, for a show-stopping appearance.
  • Homewear: delicate camisoles and robes in the finest silks and Chantilly laces, accompanied by sophisticated loungewear. The homewear collections combine feminine charm, sexiness and comfort.

The high-end label is a favorite among celebrities – stars like Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Cindy Crawford or Cameron Diaz are declared fans of the brand.

ID SARRIERI can now be found in over 35 countries and has been recognized by Forbes as one of the most luxurious lingerie brands.

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