Decisions, decisions…


Admiring Master’s Chair – great minds thing alike…

Is one of your favorite things to kneel before your Master or Madame?
Offering yourself  or seeking release from the day?

dievca’s shoulders relax and she finds home kneeling in front of Master,
while He is sitting in His chair.

The Mid-Century Modern Wenger Papa Bear (Teddy Bear) Chair:

dievca has moved and her furniture doesn’t work in the new space, so she is on the look out for a pair of new armchairs, coffee table, stools, bench, etc.  Currently, she has a large aubergine Contempo Design leather chair for Master. It’s too bulky. she needs something lighter more open and she went looking for a pair of armchairs, yesterday.

Unknowingly, her tastes ran towards the Wegner Classic 290 Easy Chair!

But, at a $2700 price tag, each – she had to look at similar options at lower prices:

Ethan Allen Elgin Chair $1229

Crate and Barrel Cavett Chair $1099

WorldMarket Slate Gray Xander Chair $349

and ended up with:

Room & Board Sanna Chair $799

Apparently both Master and dievca admire Wenger chairs.
dievca is hoping that Master will find His place in the new armchairs
with His dievca kneeling before Him.

Hans J. Wenger

As a driving force behind ‘Danish Modern’, Hans J. Wegner helped change the general public’s view of furniture in the 1950s and 1960s. His passion for designing chairs, more than 500 of them, is recognized worldwide and reflected in his title ‘the Master of the Chair’. He is famous for integrating perfectly executed joints with exquisite shapes and combining them with a constant curiosity for materials and deep respect for wood and its natural characteristics. His designs furnish minimalism with organic and natural softness.


“Fly like a Butterfly, sting…” a dievca desire

Rare 1970s
Norma Kamali OMO
Vintage Butterfly Dress
in Draped Teal Blue

$2,200

This is an outstanding, rare vintage dress from one of our favorite designers, Norma Kamali. This Norma Kamali OMO butterfly dress is from 1978 and a version of this dress is in the MET museum. This dress has three tiers of gorgeous pleated fine rayon fabric that creates the effect of butterfly wings. It has a deep V neck both in the front and in the back and is in a lovely blue/teal color. Each tier has a 38″ opening, the draping material and construction allow it to fit a range of sizes. It is unpinned on our size 2 mannequin. LENGTH from shoulder to side hem: 47″ LENGTH from shoulder to front hem: 36″

Available at 1st Dibs


Please weigh in: Pointy Bras (lingerie)

Gentlemen (and Ladies), please weigh in on your opinions about the pointy-shaped brassieres.  Cones, Conical, Bullet and Torpedo.  dievca’s not sure what she thinks…

Your breasts would lead the way into any room…

Definitions:

What is a Cone Bra?

A cone bra is the bras of the 1940s, lifting and separating with a subtle conical shape. Cone bras are not padded and give a soft feminine silhouette.

What is a Bullet Bra?

A bullet bra is a distinctive type of bra that creates a pointed or bullet shape to the breasts. This is achieved by spiral stitching which emphasizes a pointed appearance. The bullet bra was built on the softly conical bras of the 1940s but with a much more defined finish.

Conical Bras vs Bullet Bras

The term conical bra is often uses interchangeably with bullet bra which can make things more than a little confusing. The conical or cone bra has a less defined shape and lacks the spiral stitching that truly defines a bullet bra.

What about the Torpedo Bra?

The torpedo is the distinctive shape created by the bra, a pointed or torpedo shape to the breasts. This is achieved by spiral stitching which emphasizes a pointed appearance. Bullet bras are often called torpedo bras and vice versa.

Overwire Bras

Overwire bras are another popular 50s shape. Overwire bras (as the name suggests) are made up of a soft cup, often sculpted, and a wire running around the top of the bust – they are strapless but give great support – making them an excellent choice for strapless gowns and tops.

Thank you to TrueCorset and BoredPanda


Happy New Year!

Juli Reding New Years Photo


Thinking of you,
Wishing you well,
May the year 2018 treat you right!
XO
your dievča


Merry Christmas!

Love to you and yours!
dievča


Serving with Elegance – Vintage Lingerie Nightgowns (repost and addition)

Repost from June 29th, 2014 with the addition of defining a Nightgown.
What is a Nightgown?

A nightgown, nightie or nightdress is a loosely hanging item worn for sleeping.  In the past it was worn by men and women, today, it is almost exclusively worn by women. The nightgown acquired prominence during the Victorian Era. From that early stage, nightgowns were being used to keep one on winter nights and as a stylish home wear as well.

  • A nightgown may have any neckline, and may have sleeves of any type, or be sleeveless, and any shoulder strap or back style.
  • The length of a nightgown may vary from hip-length to floor-length. A short nightgown can be called a “shortie” or a “babydoll”, depending on the style. The sweep (taper from top to bottom) of the night-gown can vary from almost straight, to full circle sweep.
  • A nightgown may be made from cotton, silk, satin, or nylon and may be decorated with lace appliqués or embroidery at the bust and hem.
  • A slip nightgown may be used as a nightgown or as a full slip.
  • Nightgowns may be worn with a matching outer garment, a robe, sheer chiffon peignoir or dressing gown, to make them proper for receiving guests.
Vintage Black Olga Body-Silk Nightgown with Twist Knot Bodice. Rare Find. Style 9692. Size Medium.

Vintage Black Olga Body-Silk Nightgown with Twist Knot Bodice. Rare Find.

1930s Silk Satin Bias Nightgown Pin Tucked Silk Chiffon Embroidery Lace Couture Luxurious Lady Evening Gown Bust 34-36

1930s Silk Satin Bias Nightgown Pin Tucked Silk Chiffon Embroidery Lace Couture Bust 34-36

1980s Red Silk Black Mesh Valentine Red Nightgown Victoria Secret Size Medium

1980s Red Silk Black Mesh Valentine Red Nightgown Victoria Secret Size Medium

1930's-1940's Chevette Bias Cut Ivory Silk Satin & Lace Nightgown or Slip - sz 34

1930’s-1940’s Chevette Bias Cut Ivory Silk Satin & Lace Nightgown or Slip – sz 34

1970s Glamourous Blush Maxi Length Silk Nightgown with lace Bodice and Lovely Back

1970s Glamorous Blush Maxi Length Silk Nightgown with lace Bodice and Lovely Back

1970s OLGA Long Nightgown Hot Pink, Sweeping Hemline, Plunging Neckline Vintage 70s L 10 Style 92270

1970s OLGA Long Nightgown Hot Pink, Sweeping Hemline, Plunging Neckline L 10 Style 92270

1950s Nightgown Sheer Lace Bodice Pastel Pink Silk Bottom Small B32 34 Burlesque

1950s Nightgown Sheer Lace Bodice Pastel Pink Silk Bottom Small B32 34 Burlesque

1980s olga nightgown vintage 1980s black nightie olga body silk full sweep nightgown sz xs s small

1980s Olga nightgown black nightie body silk full sweep nightgown sz xs s small

1920's Black Silk Chiffon Nightgown With Ribbon Work Rosette...large

1920’s Black Silk Chiffon Nightgown With Ribbon Work Rosette…large

1951 NW-Tagged ‘Fischer’ Bias Silk Nightgown~ Size 35+Bewitchingly Sculptured!

1951 NW-Tagged ‘Fischer’ Bias Silk Nightgown~ Size 35+ Bewitching. Sculptured!

1940s Kickernick Restware Silk Bias Cut Floral Nightgown Dress Wow 34 Summer

1940s Kickernick Rest-ware Silk Bias Cut Floral Nightgown Dress 34 

1940s Silk Nightgown - Embroidery, Lace - L

1940s Silk Nightgown – Embroidery, Lace – L

Vintage Baby Blue Nightgown Dress

Vintage Baby Blue Nightgown Dress

1970's 80's Uber Sexy Black Lace Nightgown Lingerie Semi Sheer

1970’s 80’s Uber Sexy Black Lace Nightgown Lingerie Semi Sheer

Vintage Postella Silk Art Geometric Patttern Negligee. Nightgown. Lingerie

Vintage Postella Silk Art Geometric Pattern Negligee. Nightgown. Lingerie

1950's slip lingerie sM MINT sexy Long full slip bias cut silk embroidered nightgown by thekaliman

1950’s slip lingerie sz M MINT sexy Long full slip bias cut silk embroidered nightgown

Fischer Heavenly Silk Lingerie 40s Bias Aqua Blue Nightgown Bust 32

Fischer Heavenly Silk Lingerie 40s Bias Aqua Blue Nightgown Bust 32

1930s Nightgown 30s Lingerie Black Silk Chiffon

1930s Nightgown 30s Lingerie Black Silk Chiffon

1970s Olga Nightgown, Ivory Body Silk & Lace Cutout Lingerie, Olga Style 9687, XS - Small

1970s Olga Nightgown, Ivory Body Silk & Lace Cutout Lingerie, Olga Style 9687, XS – Small

1930s Bias-Cut Silk Nightgown~ (X-Lg Sz- 44) Empress Josephine! Beautiful

1930s Bias-Cut Silk Nightgown~ (X-Lg Sz- 44) Empress Josephine! Beautiful

1940s WWII vintage nightgown by Ann's Nightie. lavender and lace.

1940s WWII vintage nightgown by Ann’s Nightie. lavender and lace.

1940's Fischer silk georgette bias nightgown Heavenly Silk Lingerie by Fischer bridal trousseau couture Bust 32 Unworn NOS

1940’s Fischer silk Georgette bias nightgown Heavenly Silk Lingerie by Fischer bridal trousseau couture Bust 32 Unworn NOS

1980s Navy Silk Slip Nightgown with Sheer Bust and midriff

1980s Navy Silk Slip Nightgown with Sheer Bust and midriff

1920s lingerie 1920s silk gown Black Silk nightgown

1920s lingerie silk gown Black Silk nightgown nude mesh straps

1940s Silk Nightgown M 1940s Bias Cut Nightgown The Fairytale Gown

1940s Silk Nightgown M 1940s Bias Cut Nightgown The Fairy-tale Gown

1930's Bias Cut Floral Sheer Nightgown With Blue Bells

1930’s Bias Cut Floral Sheer Nightgown With Blue Bells

Vintage Amazing JONQUIL Ladies Black Silky Beaded Lace Lingerie Peignoir Nightgown Robe Set 2 Piece Pristine

Vintage Amazing JONQUIL Ladies Black Silky Beaded Lace Lingerie Peignoir Nightgown Robe Set 2 Piece 

1950's 60's Old Hollywood Glamour Nightgown Salmon Pink Negligee 50s 60s Glamourous Womens Negligee Subtly Sexy Sleepwear

1950’s 60’s Old Hollywood Glamour Nightgown Salmon Pink Negligee 

All Vintage Lingerie pieces were found on Etsy, prices ranging from $15.00 to $425.00.

Sometimes elegance is called for when serving your Sir or Madame.