Be ready for whatever Summer throws at you~

Versatile Florals from Alice + Olivia
Dresses ready for sandals, heels, or sneakers. Etc.


“Put on your Red Shoes and dance the blues” ~ David Bowie

Strap on the sexy Gianvito Rossi Cory Sandals or something else as fabulous in red,
and take a moment to listen to Nile Rodgers tell the story of David Bowie’s
“Let’s Dance”(below)

Gianvito Rossi
Red Strappy Cory Sandals

Buffed calfskin heeled sandals in ‘tabasco’ red.
Open round toe.
Adjustable pin-buckle straps.
Leather lining in beige.
Covered stiletto heel.
Leather sole in beige.
Gold-tone hardware.
Approx. 3″ heel.
Leather.

Made in Italy.


Showing the Shoes some BONDAGE love~

Fraulein Kink gold ankle restraints $335
(click photo to buy)

Description

Handmade in Berlin, the FRAULEIN KINK (Fräulein Kink) Leather Bondage Ankle Restraints are the epitome of elegance, both in and out of the bedroom. The detachable leather leads and ankle restraints can pair with your favorite heel and be used to restrain you to a chair or bed. Detachable leads can also be used separately as handcuffs.

  • Metallic Gold Stitched Leather Straps
  • SWAROVSKI® Light Colorado Topaz Gold Crystal Rivets
  • Detachable Gold Leather Ankle Restraint Leads
  • Engraved Kink Heart Detailing

Note: Boots NOT included


Not quite something of use…

The Barneys sale (Madison Ave) … is still too expensive for this dievca~
Everything she wanted to buy calculated out around $700 -$800: Tate earrings or a ring. Marni sweater, Manolo Blahnik pumps, Zero Maria Cornejo coat. But nothing special enough to pull the trigger – as dievca’s friend said, “If these Louboutin boots were $450-$500, I would do it”.

So, nothing of use – but at least she got back to the store before it was gone.

dievca moved away from Barneys when they rebranded the Co-op in 2013, ‘sidelined’ Simon Doonan – and seemed like they lost their sense of humor. When they closed the UWS location? Ah, well….no reason to schlep across the City.

Here are some of the items dievca considered at the sale:

dievca doesn’t see Master in these boots:

Maybe these ones instead:

Photos: dievca Barneys NYC 2019

“As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time.”

Celebrate those moments in gold Dolce & Gabbana

And for an early start in Holiday elegance:


Boots as FETISH lingerie?

BUCKLES

Giambattista Valli Buckled Knee-High Boot

CORSET

Cape Robbin Olive Colima lace-up corset Sandals

FISHNET

Alexander Wang Cleo Suede and Leather trimmed fishnet OTK boots

O-RING

Maykool O-Ring Zipper Suede Boot

CUFF

Sergio Rossi Zinc Suede Boots with Metal Cuff

HARNESS

Jimmy Choo BRIANNA Black Stretch-Suede-Bootie with Leather Pearl Harness

LEATHER STOCKINGS

Tamara Mellon Erotic Dream Boots

LATEX

Latex Rubber Red Boots Poland


Stunning – Leather is Back with a Vengence

It’s not just about the classic bomber anymore. Leather in all shapes and forms is making its way to Street Style snaps around the World. Take a look in your closet and see if there is leather lurking in the back corner. Air it out, condition it and if it’s got an 80’s vibe – rock it.
If there isn’t a leather piece to be had — take a look at the following for inspiration:

REMAIN Birger Christensen Bologna Leather Shirt Dress
(dievca just bought the dress and its KILLER!)

Saint Laurent Red Leather Cape

Chloe Crocodile Embossed Leather Knee Boots

Balenciaga Hybrid Leather Coat

Unravel Red Leather Dress

Gucci Leather Cuff Boucle Sweater
(dievca picked up the black on Auction)

Thome Browne Unicorn Leather Bag

Mira Mikati Fox Handpainted Leather Jacket

Aquazzura Croc-effect Leather Boots

J.W. Anderson Leather Assylum Jacket

J Brand Carine Black Leather Pants
(dievca owns them)

Moncler Black Leather Puff Down Jacket

So…what was in your closet?


The touch of a Butterfly~

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.     

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Sophia Webster designed her first pair of ‘Chiara’ sandals in Spring ’14 and the distinctive style is still included in an edit every season. This year’s versions include smooth leather, satin, patent leather or embroidery, set on a slim stiletto heel. The signature 3D butterfly wings at the back have a design that continues to the base of the shoe.

  • – Heel measures approximately 100mm/ 4 inches
  • – Black leather and satin
  • – Buckle-fastening ankle strap
  • – Imported
  • -$795

What came 1st? The Shoes or The Dance?

Do the shoes make you dance or does the dance call for the shoes?
(chicken and the egg issue…)

Some of dievca’s dancing shoes:


What to wear? What to wear?

Jan 5, 1954, Pierre Auguste Cot’s “The Storm” was hung at the Metropolitan Museum

A lunch date at the Met.
What does a submissive wear?
What will Master’s dievca wear?

she cannot think…
she’s out of practice…
she just cleared out her closet…

Not to panic, there has to be something in there:

No. 6 Eclipse Trapeze Dress in Raisin

Isabel Marant Clogs

Agnes b. Blue North Coat

Anya Hindmarch Earl Valentine Tote

1970’s Vintage Gold Mesh Collar

1970’s Vintage Gold Mesh Cuff

Lauren Klassen Tiny Key earring 14K

Lauren Klassen Tiny Padlock earring 14K

Lauren Klassen Padlock Ring 14K

Tort Luna Hairclips

Simone Perele, Eden Chic Full Bust Half Cup Bra in Orange and shorts

Thanks for helping dievca think it through.

And Master just reminded dievca – no toys in the bag. Bag check. XO

 


Boooiiing! Putting that Spring in your Step.

Grey Matters Molla Boot black/green spring $725

Tensile Strength in Spring Design
In compression spring design the spring’s resistance to being compressed is its “compressive strength,” while its “tensile strength” is its resistance to breaking due to stress. In extension spring design, tensile strength would be measured by the spring materials resistance to being pulled apart.

Balancing Cost and Tensile Strength
No matter how much stress is applied to springs in your application, its tensile strength is integral to maintaining functionality as well as increasing the life expectancy of your springs. The longer your springs last, the more cost-effective they ultimately are.

The other factor involved in spring cost is weight savings. The less amount of material used in the spring, the less it will cost. By minimizing the materials used and maximizing their efficiency and tensile strength, spring designers can create the most efficient spring design.

Gray Matters is a collection of standout sculptural pieces: objects with a life of their own or enhancing the character of women like no other.

As in gray the color, Gray Matters is versatile and sophisticated, always adding subtle nuances, never imposing.

Designer Silvia Avanzi was inspired by the artistic heritage of her native country Italy, along with the hectic lifestyle of her adoptive city New York. Beginning with her long-time passion for shoes, in 2015 she decided to solve the eternal challenge of how to effortlessly make a personal statement from work to play, from day to night.

Gray Matters is made by three generations of expert shoemakers near Venice in Italy. Exuding with artisanal details, each piece carries an attitude of its own; a casual confidence of women who can own it.

A 'Thank You' to the Yost Superior Company.

“There’s a real power in heels and a good dress.”

There’s a real power in heels and a good dress.
~ Talulah Riley

They describe themselves as “girls who design shoes for girls who know how to walk in heels and who want to be super sexy and feminine.” So don’t expect to see this duo take on the sneaker trend. Micchetti and Alessandri acknowledge that they’re a rare breed as female shoe designers, especially in Italy, and being able to test styles gives them the proverbial leg up.

The Italian expression nelle vene—which loosely translates to “it’s in the blood”—rings especially true for Alevì Milano founders Valentina Micchetti and Perla Alessandri. Not only were Micchetti’s grandparents cobblers, but Alessandri’s family currently owns the factory where they produce Alevì luxury shoes. These were the steps, you could say, they were born to take.

~Barneys Window

So here’s dievca’s suggestion for sexy heels,
Alevi Milano Stella T-straps

And the dress suggestion for the shoes, ALC Haley Dress in Poppy:


Finally, after 17 years on the hunt…

Years ago, dievca was in Milan for work and she was wearing a great pair of brown leather embossed crocodile boots. As dievca was rushing to an event, the heel got stuck in a walkway grate and ripped the back the boot off. Made for a really messy day – duct tape to the rescue…

dievca loved those boots.
she’s been looking for brown Croco boots ever since.
Finally, 17 years later:

THE CORSA CONCAVO

M. Gemi THE CORSA CONCAVO boot in walnut Croc $398 (click photo for link)


Note that the heel is not slim – dievca’s not getting stuck in a grate this time around!
The brand is M.Gemi and the cost is dear, but dievca is willing to spend the extra money for a pair that is going to replace two pairs in her closet (resale).

Here’s another version of the boot in case you need black:


Hmm – don’t think this qualifies

Chloe Victoria Sandals SS2019 (on sale now) Neiman Marcus 6.5, the RealReal 7, 9

as Ladylike…
But they are rockin‘ in a BDSM fashion!


Marskinryypy – Sassy and connected

Embers Glow

DETAILS
Leather: Goatskin
Patent leather
Gold-tone chain straps
Strappy silhouette
Stiletto heel
Buckle at ankle
Open toe
Leather sole
Heel: 4in / 99mm
Made in Italy

With shoes in the leading role,
acting as confidence catalyst and mood engine,
Marskinryyppy offers an experience.

This was the motive that Texan-born designer Nicole Brundage had when she launched the brand for SS15.
Nicole’s career trajectory began with a Stanford degree, followed by fashion training at the Istituto di Marangoni, and working as a clothing designer for designers Giorgio Armani and Zac Posen. It was in her first-time collaboration designing shoes with Manolo Blahnik for Zac Posen that she decided to move to Italy and launch her own eponymous line, Nicole Brundage (debut fw2006) and Acrobats of God (debut SS2010).

Over the course of these years, she simultaneously consulted as a shoe designer for fashion houses such as Ferragamo, Hogan, and Furla. These experiences gained her inherent understanding of seductive and playful elegance that is Marskinryyppy.

Note: Marskin ryyppy (lit. The Marshal’s drink/shot; Swedish: Marskens snaps) is a strong alcoholic drink of Finnish origin, served as a schnapps.


Tie it on – MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH

Cage-like woven sandal with a 3″ heel,
elasticized ankle slingback and long leather strap for wrapping at the ankle.
Available in electric blue, flame and lime leather.
Leather sole.
$522.00
http://www.bonadrag.com
dievca went with flame for ladylike presenting for Master.


Valentino Spring Romance and Restraint: The Ides of March


Daydreaming on a Friday.
The Ides of March, blowing in:

Flowers, Straps, Studs, Buckles and Leather
All Valentino~
A submissive’s ladylike Presentation. XO


Is she way off base here? Clogs

dievca is desiring….a pair of floral embroidered CLOGs…

Penelope Chilvers Special style Embroidered Clogs with Black

Penelope Chilvers Embroidered Clogs red

Miu Miu Embroidered Clogs

Cosmic Storm clog Tea Combo Free People Clogs

Sheryl Crow embroidered-suede clog taupe

See by Chloe Embroidered floral clog

Penelope Chilvers Embroidered Clogs tan Anthropologie

Sheryl Crow embroidered suede clog black

JASMINE EMBROIDERED CLOG Penelope Chilvers

Alexander Mc Queen Embroidered Clogs

Penelope Chilvers paisley clog white

Is dievca out of her mind?

She is even considering this:

No.6 Old School Clog on High Heel in Iris Pony

No.6 Old School Clog on High Heel in Iris Pony 2

 

Even after reading this in the New York Times:

It involves clompy ol’ clogs and a mysterious strap.

Any feedback? Is Your dievca crazy?


Something useful: a progression of Winter Boots

Years ago, dievca wore Uggs. They were toasty and warm, but perhaps didn’t have the best “look”. The  multi-colored zipper was interesting, though.

She moved on to a pair of shearling/suede high tops that were made in Turkey and “off brand”. They were amazing, until they finally disintegrated. She went on the quest for something similar and failed.

She found a pair of Ganni Masha Texas shearling Boots on eBay, but they were just that bit too small and not really warm, so she sold them.

Yes, the Canadian Cougar Pillow Boot are still in rotation and still amazing/useful, but dievca likes to have a lower profile boot in rotation for easy slip-on, without the red interior.

Which brings us to the surprise boot. Something dievca bought for $99 at an end-of-season sale, last Spring. The move was a desperate attempt to replace those shearling high tops. These boots sat in her closet all Summer and she was going to sell them because she thought they looked “clunky”, until a  cold day called for a quick slip-on with a low profile.

The Technica Monaco Shearling Moon Boot have become a staple and the compliments received have been in large numbers. It’s crazy. All because of a spontaneous buy of a sales item that dievca wasn’t sure about keeping:

If you are interested in a pair, they have them at MyTheresa, just click here. But, dievca hates to tell you…they are full price.  ($214)


Did you ever wonder?

Where those drastic Goth Platform Boots came from?

 

If Doc Martens are not enough for your Goth-vibe.

Opening Ceremony is offering the brand “New Rock

(click photo to purchase)

New Rock is a footwear brand from Spain that has been in the shoe-making business since 1929. The label is known for their alternative, goth, and biker-style boots, featuring thick platform rubber soles, over-sized tongues and bold metallic accessories.

They are not really for Master’s dievca – but perhaps a Goth BDSM – someone out there with a want or a need.

 

XO


What dievca would like as a gift…


Master asked what dievca wanted for the Holidays~
Now dievca is answering beyond “you”.

Make a statement in Aquazzura‘s red crocodile-effect leather Brera boots. This bright pair hits just below the knee – a key style for the season – and features a round toe and a mid-high heel. Let them stand out alongside muted hues.

Shown here with Joseph Fort crepe dress, Joseph Ryder 25 leopard-print calf-hair bag and Alighieri Leo gold-plated necklace.

Damn…that calf diameter is too small for dievca – Sigh. Maybe Master would consider this instead:

Chloé green leather Trench

 


Still on that Snakeskin kick~ Fashion

 

Click on a photo to see the Brand of the item. dievca owns (or owned) five items on the grid.

I guess you could say that she is a fan of Snakeskin in ALL of its renditions.


Snakeskin…

When Master said, “You will wear Snakeskin”,

dievca thought this:

 

she didn’t realize Master meant this:

 

Urban Dictionary Top Definition:
the dried after effects of ejaculation creating a thin-film upon the chest or stomach

(shoes: OOGii Limited Edition Snakeskin Bronze Heels 350 AUD)


“yippee ki yay” or “yippie yi yo kayah”

dievca got distracted by these two videos and the phrases
after buying a pair of cowboy boots and jeans jacket dress/coat.

But where does the yippee-ki-yay part come from?

The yip part of yippee is old. It originated in the 15th century and meant “to cheep, as a young bird,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). The more well-known meaning, to emit a high-pitched bark, came about around 1907, as per the OED, and gained the figurative meaning “to shout; to complain.”

Yip is imitative in origin but probably also influenced by the 16th century yelp, which has an even older meaning of “boasting, vainglorious speaking.” Yawp is even older, coming about in the 14th century, but now is primarily associated with Walt Whitman’s late 19th century “barbaric yawp.”

Yippee came about after yip. The earliest record of this exclamation of delight is from 1920 in Sinclair Lewis’s novel, Main Street: “She galloped down a block and as she jumped from a curb across a welter of slush, she gave a student ‘Yippee!'” (Ummm, by-the-way, Yippee beans are amphetamines.)

Yippie with an -ie refers to “a member of a group of politically radical hippies, active especially during the late 1960s.” The word, which originated in 1968, stands for Youth International Party and was modeled after hippie. (Good to know…dievca’s been spelling it wrong all these years~)

Now how about the phrase, yippee-ki-yay? It seems to be a play on “yippie yi yo kayah,” the chorus from the 1930’s Bing Crosby song, “I’m An Old Cowhand” (video above)

Were you still wondering what caused this Cowboy moment?
Western Wear is “in” and dievca has these upcycled boots:

After 5+ years, she’s ready to upgrade her Cowboy Yippee:



Lucky Brand Trucker Dress, on sale for $83 
Star Cowboy Boots,  handmade in blue….

Thank you to Angela Tung of The Week.


Can you see the difference?

They were at the end. dievca was using duct tape to keep the insides from tearing more. she had them for 4+ years, wore them, loved them and was still making excuses about how they looked ok on the outside.

she ripped her heart out and could only give them to Goodwill.  she couldn’t bear to put them in the trash.

Why?

she didn’t think that Cougar made them anymore and they were her favorite.
dievca was wrong.

They do make them ~ $200.00

And they are $70 less at Yoox.

Here’s the question:
Blackout or Classic Pillow?


Thanking the Danish when your feet are beat~

dievca walked a lot in Normandy and Brittany….hiking the cliffs, walking cities, walking to and around Le Mont Saint Michel, D-Day beaches, etc. She didn’t bring hiking shoes because of work and because she thought she would be in Paris.  Her tennis shoes did well, but she lost her flip-flops and her feet needed a break.

Her recent purchase of the  ILSE JACOBSEN Tulip Shoes ended up being fabulous. dievca had been unsure of the buy, but they completely gave her feet that much-needed break.  The soles flexes and gives a soft landing. Great for after a long day of hiking.

Click here for Amazon’s Ilse Jacobsen’s items. (Danish lifestyle brand ILSE JACOBSEN. HORNBÆK)


“As women, we all have certain weaknesses…..” Edith Head (repost)

As women, we all have certain weaknesses.
I know one who can’t resist pretty shoes but has nothing suitable to wear with them.
Others adore frilly lingerie but never have any money to buy outer clothing.
Edith Head

Penelope-and-Monica-Cruz-design-LAgent-FW13-shop-it-at-Nordstrom

Monica and Penelope Cruz FW 2013, designing for L’Agent

Charlotte Olympia Flower Heels

Charlotte Olympia Flower Pump

Where do you spend your money and what is your weakness?

dievca’s weaknesses: Shoes and Lingerie

“Luck favors the prepared, Darling.” – Edna “E” Mode


The World Cup is over, so embellish your slides


OK. Its fun. It’s flowers. Its over-the-top.
So where do you wear something like this?
There is nothing subtle about this Irregular Choice sandal. This limited edition soccer slide is for those who want to stand out. The Floral Footsie is made from a bouquet of fabric flowers.  If you are one who loves over-the-top embellishments, the Floral Footsie needs to find a way into you closet.

Do you remember when dievca did that DIY project in this vein? Click here….


For the Gentlemen (desired by dievca…)

“A flock of flirting flamingos is pure, passionate, pink pandemonium-a frenetic flamingle-mangle-a discordant discotheque of delirious dancing, flamboyant feathers, and flamingo lingo.”
~ Charlie Harper


Men’s sizes,
but any Ladies with a size 8.5+ shoe
interested in Pink Flamingos,
can do!

Kitschy, but fun!


What part of “no”….

These will make someone happy, out there….just not dievca.

Opening Ceremony and Birkenstock Collaboration (click the photo)

PS. Men’s sizes available.