Victorian Slang – can you guess the meanings?

Bitch the pot
Tight as a boiled owl
Quail pipe
Dirty puzzle
Cupid’s kettle drums
Neck oil
Dash my wig!
Bit o’ jam
Cackle tub
Shoot into the brown
Tickle one’s innards
Mutton shunter
Beer and skittle
Bags o’ mystery

Can you guess what the words mean? (Answers below)

Bitch the pot = pour the tea
Tight as a boiled owl = drunk
Quail pipe = Woman’s tongue
Tallywags = testicles
Dirty puzzle = Promiscuous Woman
Cupid’s kettle drums = Boobs
Neck oil = Beer
Dash my wig! = Exclamation
Tatur-trap = Mouth
Tot-hunting = Prowling for Women
Bit o’jam = Pretty Woman
Cackle tub = Pulpit
Shoot into the brown = to fail
Inexpressibles = Trousers
Gas-pipes = Tight trousers
Tickle one’s innards = to have a drink
Gigglemug = Smiling face
Mutton shunter = Policeman
Beer and skittle = Good times
Bags o’ mystery = Sausages
Crinkum-crankum = Vagina

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Delightful Dots – Vintage Day Dress

Channel you 1960’s Household Kink in this Ladylike Day Dress and Wrapper originally bought on Park Avenue in NYC. Your Sir, Mistress or Master will be willing to walk through the leaves with His/Her elegant submissive on His/Her arm.


  • Designer: Kreinick
  • In the Style Of: Rudi Gernreich
  • Place of Origin: United States
  • Period: 1960-1969
  • Material Notes:
    Silk, Wool, Color blocking, Polka dot, Polka, Print, Stitch, Textured, Buckle, Waistband
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Marked Size: XS (US)
  • Bust: 32 in. (81 cm)
  • Waist: 24 in. (61 cm)
  • Hip: 36 in. (91 cm)
  • Length: 36 in. (91 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem: 36 in. (91 cm)
  • Dealer Location: Sparks, NV
  • Available at 1st Dibs $995, click here


Planning for Saturday Night: Sassy and Sexy

A little Goovin’ for your Sir or Madame.

Exile –
I Wanna Kiss You All Over (1978)

  • Vintage Rust Dress – White Glove Vintage,
  • Vintage Collar – Etsy,
  • Gold Rose Sandals – Moschino

It’s CHANEL, Sir/Madame : submissive Day Collar

Vintage CHANEL Dog Collar from Etsy

  • Vintage item from the 1980’s
  • Primary color: Black
  • Secondary color: Gold
  • Materials: Leather, Metal
  • Ships worldwide from France
  • $1000.00

Exuberance at the Beach!

Channeling Marilyn’s Joy this weekend!

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.

Old Spitalfields Market and Collectif Vintage

dievca wandered around the Old Spitalfields Market at the suggestion of friends who live in London. There were some great leather bags, cute dresses, funky t-shirts and lovely glassware – if she could get it back to NYC in one piece. Plus, a stop for a pint.

Two bricks-and-mortar stores caught dievca’s attention on the exterior of the market – two stores exclusive to London. One for Master and one for dievca.

dievca bought Master some gear in Rapha — a high-end cycling brand based in London:

Then she spotted Collectif Vintage!
You might remember that is the brand of dievca’s (and Master’s) favorite polka dot day dress:

Well there was more fun 1940’s and 1950’s retro options:
(who doesn’t want to wear a watermelon dress in summer?):

Sadly, but not really that sad…, dievca chose to spend her money on Master – but she will keep looking for Collectif Vintage pieces in the future.