Staying Young with the ‘word of the day’: Peng

Peng. New Word Suggestion. Used to describe anything of exceptional quality, including people. Means ‘fit’ or ‘hot’ or ‘good-looking’

Peng was used to describe high quality weed. It then became to mean someone who is really good-looking. A lot of the London slang words are Jamaican in origin. They become popular through music and black Londoners links with the Caribbean.

Where it appeared for dievca:

How would you sum up the collection?
Eclectic…versatile…peng.

dievca had to look up the word ‘peng’ when she saw it describing a new collection offered by ASOS, developed by Generation Z humans for themselves with creativity and equality (race, gender, body image, sexuality, disabilities) in mind via the ‘revolving’ team (a new group of 6 people driving each collection) . Whew! Can you keep up?

Taking into consideration the results of extensive research into the non-negotiable values of Gen Z, the brand’s price point starts at £5, the pieces are intended for all genders, sizes are available up to a 6XL, and the collection is animal-free. Each season, a new lineup of diverse creatives will collaborate to create a collection that not only speaks to, but is for, everyone.

Here’s Generation Z (mid 1990’s to mid 2000’s birth years):

(Click graphic to learn more about Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Z)

 

What is the brand called? COLLUSION….which is an interesting word choice in of itself:

col·lu·sion
/kəˈlo͞oZHən/
noun
secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others

Hmmmm, not so altruistic….

al·tru·is·tic
/altro͞oˈistik/
adjective
showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish

OK, too many new words and the brand didn’t do its due diligence – let’s move on.  dievca normally runs into Forever 21 or H&M for an update on what the kids are into clothing-wise. she understands that it is fast fashion and cheap, but it does take the pulse of the younger generations. 

Brandy Melville was her latest go in the Summer — she laughed to find out that many 12 years olds have the same Jessica sweater as her.
The old girl is HIP!
(Do kids even know what ‘hip’ means anymore?)

Anyways, after sending a huge suitcase of clothes to Europe with her friend (for 4 people) and selling 5 items on eBay for $1000, plus having more things to list and 6 bags going to resale next week…whew…dievca decided to treat herself and splurge $158.00 on a few Collusion items.  They may look like absolute crap when she gets them, but it made her feel young and peng for a moment:

Somehow she doesn’t think Master is going to go for any of it as Presentation Outfits, but it might make Him chuckle. XO


each x other

Robert Montgomery the ghosts inside you

“las personas que amas se vuelven fantasmas dentro de ti y así los mantienes en vida”

Each x Other embroidered hoodie (click photo for link)

I think of all the people I have touched and those who have touched me. Their memories swirl in my brain, clear or distorted, but they are there. Especially, those I have loved-whom I still love because they shared something special with me. The beauty doesn’t go away. Ghosts.

Yet, I am always surprised when someone keeps the ghost of me in them and the call from the blue confirms their memories. It never fails to amaze and make me smile. You never know how you will touch someone.


Beetlemania

dievca did own this model and color…two words: Heated Seats

Nope…not this type of VW Beetle, it was the following two items that prompted dievca’s musings:

Faliero Sarti Scarf

Markus Lupfer Scarab Sweater

Read enough about the dung beetle, and a picture of its character emerges: patient, optimistic, uncomplaining. ~Elif Batuman

Beetle symbolism and meaning

Beetles express different characteristics, traits and qualities that are important in the world of symbols. There are many different species, but, in symbolical sense, we usually conceptualize them as an entity.

However, some examples are worth of mention for symbolical interpretation.

Progress and hard work – Beetles are associated with progress, dedication to goals, hard work and consistency. Take an example of sacred scarab and its methodical ball rolling. All sorts of beetles are diligent workers, which as a characteristic worth of praise.

They are linked to concept of progress and success. Beetles work hard to meet their goals and there is not much that could stop them or lead astray.

Being devoted and diligent workers, beetles are seen as lucky charms and even used as amulets. They bring good luck and progression, as spirit animals. Because of their fine, strong armor, beetles are resistant and unstoppable in their work.

Persistence and stability – Beetles are persistent and stable. They express complete dedication to their work, which is a trait that could be easily applied to humans. This is one of the reasons why beetles are powerful symbolical creatures.

They represent the everlasting life and constant progress. They symbolize a life path of slow and gradual development, on both minor and greater plan.

Beetles represent things that last and keep its form for long periods. They are associated with change, as well, but those changes that are inevitable.

The ancient Greek, Panta Rhei; everything is moving and constantly changing, which is a solid way to progress. Beetles embody the concept of natural changes, of balance and constant movement.

Creativity and colorfulness – Beetles also represent creativity. They come in different shapes, sizes and colors and are always doing something. Their beautifully painted wings are simply amazing. Beetles are associated with energy of creation, imagination and visualization.

Symbolism of beetles’ colors is also interesting. Each color represents something different (e.g. green for freshness and health, blue for tranquility, red for passion and so on). Therefore, seeing or imagining a beetle of a particular color could be inspiring and even prophetic, in a way.

Solidarity and cooperation – Beetles are good team workers. Most of them live in colonies and work together to create success. They are team oriented and cooperative, which is something worth of looking up to. Beetles represent collaboration, mutual understanding, community and unity.

Intuition and instincts – All beetle insects have special antennas that help them get a perspective of their surroundings. Beetles’ antennas symbolize intuition and instinct. The ability to sense what sort of energies or vibrations are coming your way is of an essential importance.

Beetles as spirit animals

Goliath beetle (Goliathus giganteus), lithograph by Sardi from Poliorama Pittoresco, n 6, September 18, 1841.

As totem animals, beetles are good teachers. They would help you achieve gradual success and go through different stages of your life with no rush or panic.

They would teach you to properly channel your own energy, so that you can reach your goals without any regret. Beetles teach us to stay on the ground and listen to our inner voice and our ratio. They value imagination and creativity, but will not let you go astray. Beetle totem keeps you on track.

Beetle people are:

  • Strong-willed and determined
  • Dedicated and persistent
  • Cooperative and understanding
  • Creative and practical

Beetle people nurture their intuition and their totem helps them polish it to perfection. They are well aware of their environment and situation and know how to deal with it.

People whose totem animal is beetle tend not to overreact to unusual or unexpected phenomena; they are tranquil, sometimes reserved and smart. They would rather stay quiet until they thoroughly think about the matter or situation they find themselves in.

Those people are highly imaginative and creative, but methodical and practical. It means these people are able to practically apply their ideas. They have a lot of imagination and good strategies to implement useful ideas. They are not dreamers, but extremely creative doers.

Beetle people have many talents; their totem will gladly help them discover all of their skills and nurture their affinities.

If beetle is your spirit animal, you are most likely a cooperative person. Beetle people work great in big teams, but are always eager to propose their own ideas.

However, they are understanding and tolerant, so they do not get easily disappointed if some of their proposals are not accepted. These people are not particularly sensitive or emphatic, but they have a good sense for other peoples’ feelings. They would not intentionally hurt anybody, but they know how to defend themselves from insults.

Well, Fashion has gotten into the spirit of Beetles several times, for both Men and Women. dievca has her two pieces, maybe you would like to channel your inner Beetlemania, too!
(click on a photo for the description)


The language of Flowers: which are you?

Flowers.
A lovely gift to bring someone. Male or Female. A very Dutch gift.
Do you bring flowers that you love? Especially if you don’t know what flowers the giftee loves?
Do you try to guess what they might like?

Or would you think about the flower’s meanings? Send a message?

In dievca’s High School, clubs would sell Carnations on Valentine’s Day to raise money for their activities:

A  White Carnation meant “Friends”
Red meant “Lovers”
Pink meant “Secret Admirer”

For 50 cents, you would pre-order and send the flowers with a message to the classroom where you knew your “target” was sitting. The pink carnations were quite desirable.

Hmm, fun to remember that~wonder if they still do it.

dievca received three sets of flowers for her Birthday.

Which bouquet of flowers do you think is her?


White rose: purity, innocence, reverence, a new beginning, a fresh start.
Red rose: love, I love you
Deep, dark crimson rose: mourning
Pink roses: grace, happiness, gentleness
Yellow rose: joy, friendship, the promise of a new beginning
Orange rose: desire and enthusiasm
Lavender rose: love at first sight
Coral rose: friendship, modesty, sympathy

Celosia (Cockscomb) – Boldness/Courage or Affection, Singularity, Silliness.

Gerber Daisy (Gerbera): Innocence, Purity
Carnation (red): Love, Admiration, Friendship, Pride, Passion
Carnation (yellow): Disappointment, Rejection, Disdain
Hydrangea (foliage and flowers): Thank You for Understanding, sometimes Heartlessness
Rose (red): love, I love you
Mums (yellow): Happiness, also Slighted Love, Dejection
Mums (white): Truth, Hope, Loyal Love, Pure & True Affections

More importantly, which flowers are you?

Farmer’s Almanac Symbolic Meanings of Herbs, Flowers and Other Plants
Aloe Healing, protection, affection
Amaryllis Pride
Anemone Forsaken
Angelica Inspiration
Apple blossom Preference
Arborvitae Unchanging friendship
Aster Symbol of Love, Daintiness
Bachelor’s button Single blessedness
Basil Good wishes
Bay Glory
Begonia Beware
Bittersweet Truth
Black-eyed Susan Justice
Bluebell Humility, kindness
Candytuft Indifference
Carnation Women, Love
– Red carnation My Heart Aches, admiration
– White carnation Innocence, pure love, women’s good luck gift
– Pink carnation I’ll never forget you
– Yellow carnation Disdain, disappointment, rejection
Chamomile Patience
Chives Usefulness
Chrysanthemum Cheerfulness
Clover, white Think of me
Coreopsis Always cheerful
Coriander Hidden worth
Crocus, spring Youthful gladness
Cumin Fidelity
Cyclamen Resignation and good-bye
Daffodil Regard
Daisy Innocence, hope
Dill Powerful against evil
Edelweiss Courage, devotion
Fennel Flattery
Fern Sincerity, humility; also, magic and bonds of love
Forget-me-not True love memories
Gardenia Secret love
Geranium, oak-leaved True friendship
Gladiolus Remembrance
Goldenrod Encouragement, good fortune
Heliotrope Eternal love
Holly Hope
Hollyhock Ambition
Honeysuckle Bonds of love
Horehound Health
Hyacinth Games and sport, playfulness, rashness
– Blue Hyacinth Constancy of love
– Purple Hyacinth Sorrow, forgiveness, regret
– Yellow Hyacinth Jealousy
– White Hyacinth Loveliness, prayers for someone
Hydrangea Gratitude for being understood; frigidity and heartlessness
Hyssop Sacrifice, cleanliness
Iris A message
Ivy Friendship, continuity
Jasmine, white Sweet love
Lady’s-mantle Comforting
Lavender Devotion, virtue
Lemon balm Sympathy
Lilac Joy of youth
Lily, calla Beauty
Lily, day Chinese emblem for mother
Lily-of-the-valley Sweetness, purity
Lotus Flower Purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration, and rebirth
Magnolia Love of nature
Marigold Despair, grief, jealousy
Marjoram Joy and happiness
Mint Virtue
Morning glory Affection
Myrtle Good luck and love in a marriage
Nasturtium Patriotism
Oak Strength
Oregano Substance
Pansy Thoughts
Parsley Festivity
Peony Bashful, happy life
Pine Humility
Poppy, red Consolation
Rhododendron Danger, flee
Rose, red Love, I love you.
Rose, dark crimson Mourning
Rose, pink Happiness
Rose, white Purity, heavenly, I’m worthy of you
Rose, yellow Jealousy, decrease of love
Rosemary Remembrance
Rue Grace, clear vision
Sage Wisdom, immortality
Salvia, blue I think of you
Salvia, red Forever mine
Savory Spice, interest
Sorrel Affection
Southernwood Constancy, jest
Sunflower Adoration
Sweet pea Pleasures
Sweet William Gallantry
Sweet woodruff Humility
Tansy Hostile thoughts
Tarragon Lasting interest
Thyme Courage, strength
Tulip, red Passion, declaration of love
Tulip, yellow Sunshine in your smile
Valerian Readiness
Violet Loyalty, devotion, faithfulness, modesty
Wallflower Faithfulness in adversity
Willow Sadness
Yarrow Everlasting love
Zinnia Thoughts of absent friends

A more complete table can be found here.


Cheeky Coffee, on a Monday!


Battle Armour at the ready!


Inspired

dievca likes to think that she photographs objects and patterns well.
Master tells her to think of the human form as an object. she hasn’t figured it out.
dievca plans to take a moment this Sunday and sit and dream with JeanLoup Sieff
Inspiring.

Jeanloup Sieff (November 30, 1933 – September 20, 2000) was a French photographer. He was born in Paris to Polish parents. He was a photography student of Gertrude Fehr. He is famous for his portraits of politicians, famous artists, landscapes, as well as for his nudes and use of wide-angle lens and visible dodging marks. He worked mainly in black and white and in fashion.

He died in Paris.
~Wikipedia


An Enquiring Mind dances on a pinhead

Am I beautiful in my exuberance or awkward in my execution?

To be a voyeur during someone else’s masturbation:  Are you embarrassed by the awkward angles and contortions, do you get excited from the Joy that someone is achieving without you, or do you sit silent and absorb the energy expended? Is there a desire to join in with your touch?

Does it change if you are invited? Or not.

Is masturbation always a solo act and your viewing, an intense violation of privacy?

Your gain, my loss?

Did I move on without you?

And achieve more gratification from my personal choices than your sharing?

(A submissive gives fully to their Master or Mistress. Any way They want to reach pleasure and allow their submissive pleasure – it is Their choice. dievca’s Master prefers to participate and give His submissive pleasure. He’s not so into being a voyeur. What about your Master or Mistress?)

The pirouettes spun through my mind after an intense Masturbation moment upon return from Europe.