Earth Goddess, Warrior, Belly Dancer, Concubine.
Presentation Lingerie inspiration from the 1900’s.
Metal Bra, Crown, Jewelry and a sheer Scarf.
Lingerie for CosPlay
It was tricky to find a Metal Bra – dievca found Chainmaille!
Easier to find a beaded Belly Dancing Bra – non-metal
Perhaps, more comfortable.
Channeling the Island Scene in the Thomas Crown Affair (1999 Version), dievca loves the breezes offered by tropical island life. A very different type of island living compared to Manhattan.
Cotton Gauze and Linen fabrics are must – easing your way into a more relaxed moment of time:
WHAT’S IN A NAME? (A note from Joelle)
I’m often asked how to pronounce “Hamabla” (it’s huh-MAH-bla) and what on Earth it means. Hamabla was my late grandmother’s name, but we didn’t know that until days before she died. An Italian immigrant, going through the immigration process, Hamabla became Mabel, but she was always Grandma Mae to us.
My grandmother was an incredibly hardworking woman. The kind of working woman who spent her days at a factory-job, raising four kids along the way, while still finding time for her many passions. She was a chef, baker, gardener, seamstress, sculptor and storyteller. These weren’t once in a while pursuits, they defined her life and fed her soul. I remember watching her in her 80s tending to the tomatoes in her garden and marveling at the boundless energy and zest for life she still possessed.
Her motto in life was “a little bit of everything,” and it’s a core value of this company I founded in her name. She believed that a full life included an assortment of hard work, creativity and time for friends and family.
I continue to be inspired by Grandma Mae’s grace, gumption, and authenticity. I gave this company her name because it was something unexpected, mysterious almost, like a little gift that makes the soul smile.
Despite the naysayers who advised me against such an “unmarketable” name, I held my ground because Hamabla is not about trend or fad or popular opinion. It’s about doing what you love, staying true to your passions and embracing “a little bit of everything” that makes you happy in life.
The rest of the story is HERE.
a material loosely woven of wire, plastic, or thread so that it has spaces in it like a net
(of two or more things) to fit together or be suitable for each other:
Definition: Cambridge English Dictionary.
After dreaming about the Aurora Borealis she saw in Iceland, years ago,
dievca was inspired to present for Master in Icy Blue:
We all know that dievca is not a chef, but she made a really nice Arctic Char with a recipe off the web.
Incase you are interested in trying the recipe (Master really enjoyed it).
- 4 fresh Arctic Char fillets (about 6 ounces each)
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tablespoon water (dievca used flour)
- 1 scallion, sliced or chopped
- 1 tablespoon toasted sliced almonds
In a small bowl whisk together the syrup through cornstarch solution until smooth. Place the Arctic Char fillets skin-side-down in a shallow baking pan. Pour the syrup mixture over the Arctic Char, save a little for basting.
Bake about 10 minutes at 375°F , halfway through cooking, baste with glaze.
Cook until the fish flakes easily.
Sprinkle the baked fish with scallion and crushed toasted almonds before serving.
dievca added fresh green beans and rice to the char – as well as a chilled white wine.
After dinner, dievca continued the Arctic theme in Fleur du Mal with the James Chemise and Slip Skirt:
A little play time and to close out the evening – dievca offered Master a slice of Lemon Meringue Pie (the simple jell-o version, recipe on the box….)
There is one last piece of the Icy Blue Fleur du Mal James Lingerie that dievca is interested in:
dievca had a reader recommend a lingerie brand from the UK, Bordelle.
she wrote about a piece, years ago, Bordelle Roxelana.
In taking a second look at the website,
the first thing dievca was drawn to was the “Ultimate Bespoke” section:
An amazing thought, lingerie made for you body, but hard to do if you are not living in the UK
So, dievca has begun the quest to find places that offer bespoke lingerie options, here’s her first stop,
IMPISH LEE – customizable intimates
Inseparable duo, owners, and sisters Noelle Lee Ventresca and Kali Taylor Ventresca are the creative minds behind Impish Lee, Custom Intimate Apparel. Founded on Etsy, their company has evolved from a small handmade boutique lingerie line into a fully customizable intimate apparel brand.
The screenshot is the first piece dievca doodled with — the cost for the two pieces is about $216.00 and they are made in NYC.
As soon as she can find them, dievca will be offering some other sights for custom lingerie.🤞
dievca’s Lingerie for Valentine’s Day
Flora by Flora Nikrooz satin bellflower nightgown in scarlet red.
Gold Leather play collar and lead Hartman & Rose
And dievca’s card for Master by NewtonAndTheApple Etsy, below.
Saved by an Waist-cinching Open-bottom Control Garter Belt.
Last Lingerie Thursday, dievca offered a sneak peek at what she was planning to wear for Master:
Disaster! When dievca was setting out the pieces it was NOT going to work. dievca was too chubby for the blue corset, she had a major run in the nude stockings, she couldn’t find the nude garter belt (and still does not know where it is…)
Once she admitted defeat with the corset, she decided it was time to tap dance.
Best tap dance ever!
dievca did a dry run through with the corset and pieces – she could get it on in the 20 minutes allotted from arriving home from work to Master’s arrival, expecting a kneeling dievca.
dievca caught site of herself in a window reflection (back-lit), the control garter belt and corset made her body look amazing!
Vavavoom Curves – which Master appreciated fully.
Plus, the open bottom of the garter created a hint of what was underneath, then easy access when needed. The corset was a larger size than the blue and could be cinched-in safely, and the stockings had no runs.
dievca has learned the hard way, take time to plan your presentation outfit. And she is planning to add more Waist-cinching Open-bottom Control Garter Belts to her lingerie collection.