Going Retro: Block Party

dievca is having an interesting moment with the “Block Heel” sandals that have been in fashion for the past two years.
It’s a love/hate relationship.
she hated seeing the 1960’s ones on her aunts as they got older and didn’t update their closets in the 1980’s.
It reminded her of a fashion “no”.
Especially the white leather/pleather ones worn at weddings.

 

But now, they are back and the 1960’s version doesn’t look too bad, really.

dievca loves the pair of sandals she picked up, last summer:

See by Chloe block-heel sandal Red

and these, this summer:

Firth two piece black leather sandals

They are very comfortable and dievca can walk the City.
Maybe her Aunts were on to something when they couldn’t let the shoes go~

Time to wear the sandals to a Block Party!

Top advert from ShopBop.

Everything but the kitchen sink ~ BDSM style

√ Ankles Cuffs
√ Studs
√ Buckles
√ Grommets
√ Shibari Ties
√ Strappy
√ Leather

ROBERT CLERGERIE x self portrait


Going Buggy for a Summer Sandal

IVY KIRZHNER

Native New Yorker Ivy Kirzhner is one of the youngest creative leaders and veterans in the contemporary and designer footwear landscape.

Prior to launching her eponymous label IVY KIRZHNER NEW YORK in 2012, Ivy served as Creative Director and Head Designer of Footwear for BCBGMaxAzria, Herve Leger, Dolce Vita, VC Signature for Vince Camuto, and others. She successfully designed, rebranded and launched dozens of contemporary and designer footwear labels.

IVY KIRZHNER footwear has garnered a cult celebrity following including Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Tori Kelly, Shakira, Kesha, Idina Menzel, model Rocky Barnes, Rebecca Romijn, Jessica Lowndes, Cassie, Christina Ricci, Jamie Chung, Jillian Anderson, Whitney Port, Carly Rae Jepson, Christina Milian, Kyle Richards, Tinsley Mortimer, Tami Roman, and fashion and lifestyle influencers such as designer Marissa Webb, Olympic Gold-Medalist Nastia Liukin, Samantha and Cailliane of The Beckerman Blog, TK Wonder and Ciprianna Quann, Marina The Moss, Ania B, Jeanne Grey of The Grey Layers, Betty Autier of Le Blog de Betty, Mery Racauchi and beauty maven Huda Kattan.

Ivy Kirzhner has been honored as one of the Top 20 Directional Footwear Designers of 2013 and 2014 by Women’s Wear Daily and Footwear News.


Gay Pride with Rocket Dog

The Gay Pride Parade for NYC kicks off at 12:00 Noon.
Begins at 36th and 5th and ends at Christopher and Greenwich Streets.

The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.

dievca isn’t planning to join the Parade, but she will be wearing something “Rainbow” in support:


Balenciaga: At Knife Point

(click photo to purchase)

Master and dievca are not into “Knife Play” — but dievca could see herself presenting in these “knives”. Something “sharp” for Master. XO

New for Pre-AW17, these sharply pointed Knife boots are a riff on the fetishistic styles that dominated Balenciaga’s SS17 runway. They’re veiled in cobalt-blue lace and shaped to fit like a second skin, ending high on the thigh. Let the pin-thin stiletto heel lift a neatly belted trench coat to seductive new heights.

It seems like the SS17 pink version is “sold out” on net-a-porter…. so move fast!


(Not so) Basic flats

dievca is more of a heels, boots, sneaker person.  But, ToryBri has a passion for flats and he introduced dievca to a pair that he covets.  And, now, she covets them, too. 

The ballet flats look extremely comfortable and, of course, they are sold out in Arabian Nights. But there are a number of other colors available at lower prices.

Italian leather and textiles are made to mold/stretch to feet. With 58 Prints, Patents, Classics, and more, it is easy to find something for every wardrobe and occasion. These are expensive flats, yet, timeless and practical.

“Options, dievca, Options”

www.tieks.com


Seeing Stars

  • Isa Tapia cobalt-blue Walska II pumps
  • Heel measures approximately 110mm/ 4.5 inches
  • Suede
  • Silver star and stud embellishments, pointed toe
  • Zip fastening along back, ties at ankle
  • Imported
  • Designer color: Basque Blue
  • Imported