“I have stopped trying to figure you out…”

No, Master did not give up on His dievca – he just has accepted that His dievca reacts and does things differently than He expects when she is not in submissive mode. she is a completely different personality type than what Master normally hangs out with~

dievca pointed out that their underlying value structure and overall beliefs are the same – it’s just the day-to-day view of Life, ability to function and their conclusions after processing information is different.
dievca is a fox, Master is a hedgehog.

Makes for interesting conversations, activities and occasional irritations.

Along with having similar core values, both Master and dievca are well-traveled.  Master travels more heavily internationally, 5 of 7 Continents. dievca, 3 of 7 Continents – but she visits more States.

Having different travel habits, dievca is very spacial and can pack a suitcase masterfully. Master cannot recreate the packing that dievca does for Him, so they have learned that she needs to leave Him extra space for, uh, messy packing.

Master would never use a passport cover. dievca has used one since college and just retired it after 20+ years to pay homage of being a Fox….

dievca’s retired Kate Spade 1990’s passport cover

dievca’s new passport cover 2019

As Master has given up on figuring dievca out – dievca has settled into knowing that her Master will always fascinate her with His responses (or non-responses) to certain issues in Life.

Both Master and dievca have decided to accept each other – as is.


How does a submissive dress?

25 Celsius

9 Celsius

A 30 degree drop in temperature (Fahrenheit, 16 degree drop in celsius) within 24 hours.

dievca is pretty good at working in celsius from a science background and living in Europe for a several years. she does check herself with the formula = (°F − 32) × 5/9 = °C

How does one dress?

In Layers….ready to peel everything off in a moment.

XO

clothes layering combination

Screenshots: dievca NYC, photo - unknown

dievca is working, but…

Alberta Ferretti “Its a Wonderful Day” tee
on sale : FarFetch, click photo

Happy Saturday!

dievca’s thinking positive, but her taxes aren’t done.
Master’s are complete.
April 15th is looming…
Are your taxes done?


Spring

Photo: Philippe Halsman, Audrey Hepburn jumping

be full of the joys of spring

uk humorous

to be very happy:

She bounced into the office, full of the joys of spring.


Speaking of the Joys of Spring – the gift from Master.
The start of dievca’s Garden.



seeing the change in 5+ years


When dievca started this blog in 2013, there wasn’t a lot of elegance in BDSM options for a submissive to wear in private, or public. 50 Shades of Grey hadn’t come out in the movie theaters and Fetish Fashion wasn’t prevalent.

BDSM items were found on raw or shady websites, often cheaply made or repurposed from other venues:

elegant Dog Collars = elegant and sturdy Play Collars

Now, bondage is a staple of mainstream dressing – and you don’t have to check out dog collars to find an elegant Play Collar. Whereas dievca used to seek out offerings for blog posts about subtly showing your BDSM leanings – items are available from Alexander McQueen, Helmut Lang, Alyx, Maison Margiela, Alexander Wang, Lanvin, Acne Studios. Moschino etc.

The only problem? $$$

That’s why the comic above made dievca laugh…its true. XO


titillate without seeming gratuit: Lovec Snov

The Russian photographer Lovec Snov is known for creating an absolutely disturbing atmosphere through his images with an alluring twist. He creates surrealistic dark environments permeated by a lot of sensuality, eroticism and mystery – all without losing elegance. This combination of elements results in extremely unusual visuals that intrigue our eyes and senses.

 

Thank You to Inhale Magazine and Empty Kingdom


Lucky? Nah, a good community. International Women’s Day

ALAMY, RAMONA ROSALES/AUGUST The World War II-era Rosie the Riveter poster and the real-life woman, Naomi Parker-Fraley, who was its inspiration

dievca was lucky. she was treated similar to her brothers…they would say she was treated better wink, wink. Actually, that’s not true – they were upset on her behalf that she received less toys for Christmas than they remember getting. dievca was fine – they were remembering their amount of toys for two kids combined.

Where this is going is that on International Women’s Day – dievca knows she is strong, she knows her opinion among Family, Friends and Co-Workers is valid and taken seriously. She hasn’t run into discrimination via her gender or if she did, she ploughed right past it – ignoring it. (Note: being female has worked in her favor occasionally – not many chemistry/physics dievcas out there. Being good at what you do, helps too.)

Why dievca is this solid? she grew up in a Family that values Humanity and Hard Work. They believe everyone should succeed to the best of their abilities – in a “get off your a** and do it” way. Gender never came in to the equation. May be it started with an Aunt who graduated University with a degree in Chemistry in 1946. Or her Grandmothers and Babuska (Great Grandmother) leading the charge on jobs that brought home wages.

Education was a big part of dievca’s background for her Brothers and for her. That might be a leveller.

Whatever it was/is — Rosie the Riverter hits dievca’s heart as a strong female, leading the charge. A symbol of strength and not failing when a Women’s Strength was called upon for the World.

Everyone knows the iconic image that, during World War II, became an enduring symbol of feminine resolve. But until recently, no one’s been sure what woman inspired “Rosie the Riveter,” the war worker of 1940s popular culture featured in the famous poster by artist J. Howard Miller. Now, as the New York Times reports, the woman who was most likely behind the Rosie poster bearing the slogan “We Can Do It!” has died.

Naomi Parker-Fraley, a Tulsa, Okla., native, passed away on Saturday at age 96 while in hospice care in Longview, Wash., her family said.

The Rosie face first became famous during the early 1940s, when millions of American women pitched in during the war, working not only at riveting, but also at welding, nursing and myriad other jobs while maintaining their traditional duties as mothers and homemakers.

Indeed, from 1940 to 1944, the female percentage of the overall workforce jumped from 27 percent to 37 percent, and by the end of the war, 25 percent of all married women had jobs outside the home.

In real life, Parker-Fraley was just as inspiring, working as a machinist at the Naval Air Station in Alameda, Calif., in 1943 when, at age 20, a photographer snapped a picture of her on the job. She was one of the first women to dedicate herself to war work.

The photo depicted a woman wearing a jumpsuit and a polka-dot bandanna while standing over a lathe. Various magazines published the image in 1943 but seemingly never captioned it with a name or a date. As a result, multiple women have been named over the years as possible models for Rosie.

In particular, a Michigan woman, Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was cited as the inspiration for Rosie. A wartime metal presser at a Michigan plant, she died in 2010. Afterward, obituaries in many large newspapers credited her as being the real face behind the image.

But in 2016, a determined Seton Hall University professor, James Kimble, published an article in the journal Rhetoric and Public Affairs asserting that Parker-Fraley was indeed the basis for the famous poster.

After years of research, Kimble had tracked down the original photo in a newspaper he purchased in an eBay auction. The caption confirmed the date, alongside this telling sentence: “Pretty Naomi Parker looks like she might catch her nose in the turret lathe she is operating.” His findings, unveiled in the article, brought journalists to Parker-Fraley’s door at long last.

“The women of this country these days need some icons,” she told People magazine in a 2016 interview. “If they think I’m one, I’m happy.”

AARP Magazine January 24, 2018