Avoiding the Costume on Halloween~


dievca puts the pumpkin on her door to let kids know she is open to Trick-Or-Treating, she cuts fresh pumpkins for Jack-O-Lanterns, she loves seeing the kids in costumes.
she can’t seem to generate as much energy and enthusiasm for adults in costume….listening to a friend bleat about a costume of a pregnant Ripley from Alien doesn’t inspire her.
And the thought she has a Halloween engagement party AND a Halloween-themed wedding really doesn’t grab her. (Two different couples)

Apparently, she is no fun~

Under that duress of that looming costume engagement party AND wedding, dievca is trying to figure out a way to work some type of clothing that doesn’t make her a curmudgeon.

Can she get drink over here?

Inspired by air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs…

Here is her spring-board of possible items:

OK, the last photo is IT! Look how adorable on a kid – what a mess on an adult.
Help, this ship is sinking.


Enter my coccon~


Entangled in the sheets.
Enmired in the depths.
Soft fabrics, cozy temperatures,
I won’t emerge soon.

10.5 hours and I’m still reading in bed….my coffee craving will kick me out.

(Photo: Marilyn Monroe by Milton Greene 1953)

Getting back at it in Style!

Always trying to look like a Lady.
dievca is considering her workout in heels~
she did tell her trainer that her quads held up well in 3.5 inches heels
and that she plans to wear heels for the next 3 decades…
You always need a goal!

 


“Over the hills and through”…the Overwire Bra

The overwire bra was popular during the 1950s and created a slightly softer look than the bullet bra. The cups are wired above the chest, creating a beautiful projected bust and often the bra features a deep V in the center, making it perfect for low-cut strapless dresses The placement of the wire doesn’t really do any technical function like the underwire of today, instead, it offers a different shape compared to other bras. The overwire did feature heavily in strapless bras as the wire helped defy gravity by keeping the bra shape intact.

Modern overwire bras are a niche market and you’ll find the odd one being produced by vintage/retro reproduction lingerie companies: Bettie Page Lingerie and Dita von Teese Lingerie or you can just buy vintage…


And, yes, dievca took liberties in combining “Over the River and Through the Woods”, plus “Over the Hill and Through the Woods” for the title…


What’s better than a cappuccino in the Morning?

Sharing with a Friend.

(Or making one for your Master or Mistress.)

Photos: dievca NYC Chelsea Market 10/2018

How to get distracted by the accordion (pleats) – Lingerie

Anne Francis Vintage Lingerie – pleats

Look at how elegant it drapes. How thin the fabric is…how permanent the pleats are~

dievca started hunting for a nightgown with knife-pleats and she went into a tailspin of information and found out, it is a type of fabric not used in gowns very often.

First let’s define types of pleats:

Looks like the pleats in the original Nightgown are Accordion pleats:

Apparently accordion pleats hang down without poufing out and give volume via movement, not by the pleat itself. Nylon can be permanently pleated, silk cannot.

Here are the items dievca found so far….

Some from Etsy, already sold. Some without accordion pleats- but floaty, some with pin-tuck pleats, some are dresses not lingerie, some are short and not long….nothing was right.

This may be a QUEST!

The question is….is it worth dievca’s time?
Master?


Good Morning! Always a lovely way….


…to start Your day.
XO
(if you read the text it tells you how to make lovely coffee 😘☕)