Lingerie with Kim Novak

I had a lot of resentment for a while toward Kim Novak.
But I don’t mind her anymore. She’s okay. We’ve become friends.
I even asked her before this trip for some beauty tips.

Kim Novak


Summer’s Final Hurrah

“When summer gathers up her robes of glory,
And, like a dream, glides away.”

— Sarah Helen Whitman


An end of Season chance to sunbathe in the nude.
Yes, please!
dievca is in.
she hasn’t been to the beach this Summer,
so a house on a lake surrounded by woods will do nicely.
Warm in the sun, cool at night.
Perfect!


“I have got a face as well, you know.” ~ Sabrina


Norma Ann Sykes: British Bombshell defying gravity in Lingerie


Busy Morning – Coffee Break!


Bombshell in lingerie: Mamie van Doren

I truly believe that one of the reasons why I look and feel so well
is because I’ve very few inhibitions.

I don’t care about age.
Life is too short to worry about what other people think. ~Mamie van Doren


It is possible that blondes also prefer gentlemen.
~ Mamie van Doren


Beach, Heat, Outdoors, Social Distancing~

Susan Hayward and Virginia Dale 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!
Looks like Susan Hayward had the same challenges as dievca with humidity and wild-a** hair!
Enjoy your Day!!


Something of Use + Fantasy: Sexy in an Apron

Do you own an apron? Do you use it while BBQ-ing or baking?
dievca has never owned one. she’s not sure of what she is missing Her friends have laughed at her and asked what she does for dinner parties.
she cooks, changes, and hopes for the best afterward.

What about an Apron as a D/s Presentation Outfit?

Hmm, could be interesting but one might need to be careful when sitting or leaning against the countertop.

dievca found the apron she wants:

The RE/DONE | Levi’s Denim Apron is created from scraps of vintage Levi’s, reducing production waste and creating functional, machine washable, and collectible kitchen-wear. Each apron is upcycled using a waterless process from unique vintage materials and is completely one-of-a-kind.

The shades of indigo will differ from the product image due to each item being one-of-a-kind. Twenty percent of sales will be donated to the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation. RE/done


“Nothing risque, nothing gained.”


And Just for the fun of it:

Jayne Mansfield and Sophia Loren photograph print by Joe Shere 1957


Every patron has a coffee…

The first railcar-style diners popped up in New Jersey in the early 1900s.

New Jersey essentially became “ground zero” for diners.

Railcar-style diners were modeled after rail carriages or sometimes converted from the original train cars into stand-alone eateries. Diners were constructed in factories and then shipped to their destinations, much like mobile homes, and were relatively affordable to purchase at just $1,000.

Once they arrived, the utilities simply had to be connected. Since diners, or “lunch cars,” had to be shipped using a truck or railcar, they were designed to be narrow.

At one point, nearly 95% of the shippable restaurants were manufactured in New Jersey.

Source: Telegraph

And a “Thank You” to Insider.com


The energy you expend


has to be regenerated, somehow.

dievca passed out early and hard, woke up late, and is re-energized.

Happy Sunday to you!


Not really a problem in D/s


People always talk about Trust in a BDSM relationship.
Communication.
If it works well, the embarrassment factor of any activity disappears.
Your Sir or Madam has seen or will see all realms of awkwardness if you are adventurous.
Sexually or just within the Power Exchange.

The good news is with Trust you will look at your Dominant or submissive and think,
“Oh-Yes, I want to do that again!”


Presentation in white with a dark ending: Marie McDonald

Marie McDonald 

Marie was born in Kentucky, the daughter of a former Ziegfeld Girl and granddaughter of opera singer. At the age of 15, Marie became a Powers model and dropped out of school so she could enter beauty pageants, winning the title of “Miss Yonkers” and “The Queen of Coney Island” on the way to becoming “Miss New York” in 1939. Soon after, she moved to Hollywood and became a singer with Tommy Dorsey’s Orchestra, but could only land movie roles in the chorus line or small one-line parts.

Lacking the talent to really make it in Hollywood, she sought attention through scandal.

On top of 7 marriages, she had affairs with two of Elizabeth Taylor’s ex-husbands and even mobster Bugsy Siegel.  In 1957 she got national attention by claiming to have been kidnapped by two men.  Afterwards, her tabloid appearances were numerous, with car accidents, arrests, alcoholism, drug abuse, and ultimately committed to a psychiatric clinic.

After escaping from the clinic, and a wild string of abuse and excess. In 1965, McDonald was found dead at the age of 42 as a result of a drug overdose. Her widower followed.

dievca is now planning to stay away from white lingerie….


Master’s ‘helping hand’

By Gil Elvgren

Master asked for help with Spring Cleaning.
Now is the time to do it.
Anyone else deep cleaning during this ‘pause’?
How about in the nude?
XO

 


Sending my ❤ to you!

Graphic: George Petty

Happy Valentine’s Day!
from Your dievča

 


Get it together, dievča!

Natalie Wood, pie fight from The Great Race

The idiom: брать/взять себя в руки
Literal translation: “To take oneself in one’s hands.”
What it means: “It means ‘to pull yourself together.’”
Other languages this idiom exists in: Translators tell us that there is a German version of this idiom too: “Sich zusammenreißen,” which translates literally as “to tear oneself together.” And in Polish, the same idea is expressed by the phrase, “we take ourselves into our fist (wziąć się w garść).” 


Football and Groundhog Day 2020.


Two typically American Psuedo Holidays…Groundhog Day and Super Bowl Sunday.

Punxsutawney Phil (the groundhog in PA) saw no shadow, predicts early spring. For many in the Lower 48, it’s been a year without a winter. Temperatures have stayed well above average, while snow has been scarce. It sounds like the mosquitos will be fierce this summer.

As for the Super Bowl? The two teams are not of interest to dievca – Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. She’s making Rotel Dip and rooting for Kansas City, just to be social at a friend’s Super Bowl Party.

If you are going or hosting a party, have fun!


Things that make you go “Hmmm”

dievca ran into this photo of Grace Kelly and thought, “No way”.

“The Blast tracked down Jeffrey Yarber, the artist behind the piece, who tells us the ‘photograph’ is one of thousands of celebrity fantasy artworks he has digitally created and sold over the years. In other words, he created the photo, it isn’t an actual bottomless Grace Kelly photo shoot.

(Kim Kardashian shared a ‘topless’ Marilyn Monroe photo created by Yarber.) Kim’s hardly the first to share the Marilyn portrait, and Kardashian is so art savvy that she probably knew it wasn’t genuine, but tons of people thought it was legit.

As for the faux photo, Yarber says, ‘Fakes is a genre, I, and about four other fellows, originated. My artworks are marketed around the world, and are offered in just about every medium there is.’

Yarber tells us people — including respected galleries — often mistake his prints for originals, but he doesn’t like to correct them, adamant that his pieces are ‘virtually real, depicting the actual subjects in actual settings, without flaw.’”

What do you think?
dievca can’t decide if she is offended by the “Fakes” genre or humored. It’s something that is making her go, “Hmmm”.  So, she is going to use the song to get her moving this morning.


Cold Weather Comfort in the City

Sometimes you walk the City in complete wonder. Viewing the Empire State building on a clear Sunday morning after a messy weather Saturday night. (Zoom on the photo, its lovely)

Then you head to a grocery store for items to make a Ham Bone and Potato Soup using the Christmas Hambone.

The recipe turns out to be a keeper.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ham bone, with visible meat
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 cups water
  • 12 teaspoon celery seeds or 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 12 teaspoon white pepper
  • 12 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 5 medium red potatoes, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 12 cup butter
  • 12 cup flour
  • 1-pint half-and-half 

DIRECTIONS

  • Place the first 6 ingredients in a Dutch Oven, bring to a boil over medium heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until meat easily comes off the bone with a fork. Shred ham from the bone, discard any fat, return meat to the pot. Add diced potatoes, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender.
  • While potatoes are cooking, in a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat being careful not to brown. Add flour, stirring constantly until incorporated well. Bring heat to medium/high and gradually stir in the Half n Half until creamy, thick and bubbly, stirring constantly, being careful not to scorch. Once it thickly coats the spoon, remove from heat.
  • When the potatoes are tender, stir the sauce mixture into the potato pot over medium heat, stirring constantly. Let simmer until soup reaches the desired consistency. You can add milk to adjust.
  • There has been no salt added to this point. Add salt, pepper, garlic, herbs or seasonings to your taste.
  • dievca added a finely chopped garlic clove and a chicken bouillon cube at the beginning. 3 chopped carrots and cauliflower pieces were added with the potatoes.

Recipe from Food.com – Shelley Lee is the author

 


Working ‘the Back’ – lingerie with Vikki Dougan

Vikki Dougan: Did she inspire the drawing of Jessica Rabbit?

Maybe….or maybe not…
Her back and lingerie might just inspire a Presentation Outfit:

dievca might just have to pull out the Agent Provocateur ‘Baroness” silk slip in Navy.


“No man is a failure who has friends.”

dievca is worried about this happening at Christmas dinner:

But she has fantastic friends, so dinner should be more elegant:
It doesn’t matter as long as everyone feels welcome and enjoys themselves.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!
from dievca’s home to yours

XO🎄

Quote from 'It's a Wonderful Life'

Just lounging around this Christmas Eve!

Graphic: Al Moore, pin-up

Vintage Holiday Glamour


Something of Use from 30 years ago~

As dievca is pulling items out for a Christmas Dinner with friends, she realized that this
Crate & Barrel serving platter has been in her life for about 30 years. It’s a piece that has a lot of mileage on it and still looks lovely.  The bonus is that the removable dip container can be refilled without moving the whole server and it cleans up easily.

Do you use or need something similar?

dievca was curious if Crate & Barrel still offered this item — No.

she saw it on resale sites (apparently others did not find it as useful or broke the dip holder…)

The closest items she found on the Crate & Barrel website and in stores are:

Crate & Barrel Classic White Chip and Dip Server (click on photo to purchase)

Dip piece is attached….no ease of refilling. Dishwasher safe, though.

Crate & Barrel Tondo wood chip and dip server (click photo to purchase)

Close, but that dip bowl will move around as people use it.

Crate & Barrel Two-piece glass chip and dip server (click photo to purchase)

Lovely – but glass?  dievca would break something within the next 30 years.

So, it looks like dievca will stay with her old favorite! 😉


A complete blur…


dievca’s washed a lot of sheets and items of clothing these past few days.
All towards getting a sleeping schedule and meds correct. It’s still not down solid.
The all-encompassing Family challenges have taken their toll.

Normally dievca tries to start out the week with a bit of coffee happiness – on Mondays.
Apparently, her coffee post went out on a Sunday.

That doesn’t really matter in the big picture until dievca flies out on an early flight and needs to figure out which day of the week it was for work. she was thinking the Coffee post went out on a Monday – when it didn’t… then she panicked about which day it was~

It took brain dead dievca thirty minutes to figure out the correct day of the week.

dievca’s Parents are alive – maybe not kicking hard, but still kicking. dievca is not kicking it.


An “Anatomic Bomb” in Lingerie

“If I do demoralize an audience, as some people say, then I’m glad I do it.  People need a loosening up.  Most of the people in this country are hypocritical, too many put on a front of being shocked at certain kinds of behavior.  It’s a joke to think I could demoralize anyone with this little act.  If one has morals, then they can’t be taken away by me or anyone else.” ~ Lili St. Cyr

For a sample of Lili St. Cyr’s striptease, click here.


“You missed a spot”


dievca grew up washing the interior windows of her house, weekly.
she’s good~
So, Master asked for help with cleaning His windows as a present
.
It’s a two-man…uh…one Dom and one sub job.
Maybe dievca can show Master her pipe-cleaning skills, too.
XO

here’s a little window cleaning fun:


‘Nothing To Sneeze At’


she thought it was allergies…it seems to be more.
dievca’s babying herself and self-medicating with her homemade
Chicken Noodle soup.
Cross fingers the cold passes in time for Master’s birthday.
Wishing you good health as cold and flu season begins.
Did you get your flu shot?

Graphic: Gil Elvgrin

Romantic Retro – inspired by Batignolles

Inspiration:
Jamin Puech Bag
The Batignolles
is a bouquet whose beauty will remain eternal. It brings a touch of elegance and freshness to your style. Decorated with silk flowers each adorned with a brilliant pearl.

Details
Small handbag
Leather strap
Vintage-inspired metal clasp

Also available in Black, Blue, and Tan
490 Euro

Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 15x15x7 cm
Composition: 50% rayon; 50% cotton

Add:

HVN Moon Maria Dress silk

MiuMiu Peep-Toe Pumps with Bow

Princess Seam 1940’s Vintage Coat

18K Gold Plated Cuff

Vintage Bulgari Ear Clips

Chloe Sunglasses 2147

And that is where dievca is going for Master’s future Ladylike looks. Hello HVN!


Midwestern moment….cookies.

IKEA Woodland Pastry Cutters (click photo to purchase)

The fox knows many things,
but the hedgehog knows one big thing.

— Archilochus, 700 BC.

Here is a table from Silver’s book describing the differing attitudes of foxes and hedgehogs.

How Foxes Think How Hedgehogs Think
Multidisciplinary: Incorporate ideas from different disciplines regardless of their origin on the political spectrum Specialized: Often have spent the bulk of their careers on one or two great problems. May view the opinions of “outsiders” skeptically.
Adaptable: Find a new approach – or pursue multiple approaches at the same time – if they aren’t sure the original one is working.  Stalwart: Stick to the same “all-in” approach – new data is used to refine the original model.
 Self-critical: Sometimes willing (if rarely happy) to acknowledge mistakes in their predictions and accept the blame for them. Stubborn: Mistakes are blamed on bad luck or on idiosyncratic circumstances – a good model had a bad day.
Tolerant of complexity: See the universe as complicated, perhaps to the point of many fundamental problems being insolvable or inherently unpredictable.  Order-seeking: Expect that the world will be found to abide by relatively simple governing relationships once the signal is identified through the noise.
 Cautious: Express their predictions in probabilistic terms and qualify their opinions. Confident: Rarely hedge their predictions and are reluctant to change them.
 Empirical: Rely more on observation than theory.  Ideological: Expect that solutions to many day-to-day problems are manifestations of some grander theory or struggle.

Master and dievca have their differences, but they have learned to work with and honor those differences. On the other hand, it does make things interesting sometimes.

dievca has found that these pastry/cookies cutters made everyone smile and they fill her heart when she has a ‘Midwestern’ baking moment.

Brown Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

3 c unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 c brown sugar (packed firmly)
2 sticks (salted) butter, cold & cut into chunks
1 egg
3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp pure almond extract

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine the flour and baking powder, set aside. Cream the sugar and butter. Add the egg and extracts and mix. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat just until combined, scraping down the bowl, especially the bottom.

The dough will be crumbly, so knead it together with your hands as you scoop it out of the bowl for rolling.

Roll on a floured surface to about 1/4″ to 3/8″ thick, and cut into shapes. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets (I recommend freezing the cut-out shape on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes before baking) and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let sit a few minutes on the sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Thank you to 'Bake at 350' and 'gimmesomeoven'.

 


Pipe Reamer?


The 1957 Calendar dates are correct, we have moved into Libra Season and dievca will be another year older.

They say you should never stop learning and dievca now knows what a Pipe Reamer is….do you?

she can’t decide if the calendar girl pin-up riding the pipe reamer is an innocent illustration of a girl selling a tool, or a tongue-in-cheek sexual message.

Well, this Miss September will be viewing her very own pipe reamer this morning.
Should be fun😘