This set of MACHETE sunglasses
and chunky chain are a lovely homage to:
Click on the photos to “who” and what year!
Stunning 1950’s Red Silk Chiffon Cocktail Party Dress Designed for “Pavion” by David Barr!
This vintage dress just screams out Elizabeth Taylor!
Made of a soft crimson-colored red silk chiffon fabric trimmed with red silk satin detailing- the dress features sheer chiffon sleeves, the body of the dress lined in silk satin, the collar is notched and offers a deep plunge neckline with matching fabric buttons down the front. The waist is cinched and the the skirt on this beautiful piece has tons of small pleats for a super full mid-calf length skirt.
The dress has wonderful movement when you walk or dance!
Excellent Vintage Condition, $250 on Etsy – click photo for link
“Well, my boss said that if I didn’t like working under him, I should look for another position.”
Hmm~ not exactly appropriate for many reasons from a boss, but appropriate if it was your Sir/Madame.
After work today, dievca is hosting a casual dinner party for friends – all of whom are vaccinated.
she’s out of practice….
but its a simple go with ordering-in burgers from Whitman’s, offering a Junior’s Cheesecake + wine/beer..
Nice to be a bit normal, again.
Anyone else hosting an event?
The matchy-matchy look flourishes in “time periods when there is more cultural emphasis on the family and the mother-daughter relationship,” said the fashion historian Jennifer Farley Gordon, who researches children’s clothing. In practice, the matching style can also signal affluence: a mother with leisure time to sew—or money to shop for—mirror-image outfits, and who is more likely to be a stay-at-home mom. Part of the idea, also, is that there’s not much point in being one half of a matching set if you’re not spending significant amounts of time together in public.
Life nailed the appeal of mother-daughter dressing when it declared: “‘Look Alike’ means ‘Look Young.’” The mommy-and-me looks of the 1940s and ’50s were decidedly girlish, emphasizing the mother’s youthfulness rather than the daughter’s maturity. In her memoir Mommie Dearest, Christina Crawford remembered posing for publicity photos with her adoptive mother, Joan, in the late 1940s, at the age of 8. “I had to get dressed in one of the many ‘mother-and-daughter’ outfits we were always photographed in … Mother and I would go through the whole day doing things for the camera and changing from one matching outfit to another.” Often, these outfits consisted of ruffled pinafores or skirts with suspenders worn over frilly blouses with puffed sleeves, with matching ribbons in their hair—clothes more appropriate for an 8-year-old than a grown woman. Tellingly, if a woman had more than one daughter, she was advised to twin with the youngest, according to Life.
Ladies’ Home Journal—one of the leading women’s magazines in America—had strong ideas about how the country could spend its wealth. From 1939 into the early 1950s, the magazine published a series of covers illustrated by Al Parker, a contemporary of Norman Rockwell, depicting mothers and daughters in matching outfits engaging in household chores and leisure activities such as baking cookies, riding bicycles, raking leaves, knitting, skiing, and wrapping Christmas gifts. One memorable image portrayed a rosy-cheeked mother and daughter pair, ice skating hand-in-hand above the headline: “Is Society Committing Suicide Today?”
These days, however, the mommy-and-me looks are usually store-bought. The likes of Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and Lanvin getting into the luxury children’s wear market and they come with decidedly grown-up price tags. There are plenty of budget-friendly version, like Target’s collaboration with Victoria Beckham, or Drew Barrymore’s line for Crocs.
Though a few halfhearted attempts to launch father-son fashions in the 1950s never really took off, family fashions have surged in recent years as many dads have become more hands-on. Often focused on holiday dressing, vacation clothes, or sleepwear, these collections—which are diversified enough to accommodate a broad range of ages and genders—offer a less literal interpretation of twinning, one intended for special occasions. Which is to say that “daddy, mommy, all my siblings, and me” might be the new mommy-and-me.
What brought this delve into Mommy and Me Fashion? dievca had a flashback of 1976-1977 where her Mom and her had matching outfits and hair which consisted of a rust-colored Corduroy Oshkosh B’gosh Overalls Dress, off-white turtleneck, rust cable knit tights, brown leather Bass platform wedge shoes with rubber sole and Toni Tennille hair:
It was the first time and the last time dievca and her Mom matched. They shared a lot of clothing throughout the years (still do), but the matching thing? One great go – then that was it.
HAPPY MOTHER’s DAY!
A Thank You to KIMBERLY CHRISMAN-CAMPBELL is a fashion historian based in Los Angeles and the author of the forthcoming book Worn on This Day: The Clothes That Made History. Most of the information was gleaned from and article she did for The Atlantic Magazine in 2018.
For those April Showers!
Stay warm and have a coffee for dievca and Hilda. XO
My soul is awakened, my spirit is soaring
And carried aloft on the winds of the breeze;
For above and around me the wild wind is roaring,
Arousing to rapture the earth and the seas.
The long withered grass in the sunshine is glancing,
The bare trees are tossing their branches on high;
The dead leaves beneath them are merrily dancing,
The white clouds are scudding across the blue sky.
I wish I could see how the ocean is lashing
The foam of its billows to whirlwinds of spray;
I wish I could see how its proud waves are dashing,
And hear the wild roar of their thunder to-day!
Anne Brontë – 1820-1849
dievca tried a good lasagna, last night, and the results are similar.
Instead of driving in the snow…
dievca is home safely.
“After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery.
It’s better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe.
Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.”
May the mistakes and challenges of 2020 allow us to grow in 2021.
dievca is looking forward to exploring and growing with you.
What’s on your agenda for this Fall Sunday?
- Change to Winter Bedding
- Wash and Store Summer Linens
- Wash the Floors
- Wash the Windows
- Back Master’s Birthday Crisp – WI sour cherries this year!
Sometimes it’s nice to simply be domestic and get things done – you can see the fruits of your efforts.
Enjoy your Sunday. XO
dievca was busy trying to get the ball rolling~
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.
“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.
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.
Norma Ann Sykes: British Bombshell defying gravity in Lingerie
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
Happy 4th of July!
Looks like Susan Hayward had the same challenges as dievca with humidity and wild-a** hair!
Enjoy your Day!!
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
And Just for the fun of it:
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.
And a “Thank You” to Insider.com
has to be regenerated, somehow.
dievca passed out early and hard, woke up late, and is re-energized.
Happy Sunday to you!
People always talk about Trust in a BDSM relationship.
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!”
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 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?
Happy Valentine’s Day!
from Your dievča
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).”
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!