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.

Details

  • 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

 


What is a Petticoat? (cosplay – lolita, goth)

Petticoat = an underskirt.

Petticoats were prominent throughout the 16th to 20th centuries.

Today, petticoats are typically worn to add fullness to skirts in the Gothic and Lolita subcultures.

The History:

18th Century with Panniers

18th Century with Bustle

Late 19th Century with Dust Ruffle

1950s net petticoat, handmade by Ryley & Flynn Vintage. Deluxe 4 layer satin trimmed.

CANDY ANTHONY – 50’s Tea Length Yellow Petticoat & Silk Sash

Cosplay: Lolita Net Mesh

Goth: Penoze Naughty black red petticoat

Goth: cage petticoat

Goth: Collezione Parah Autunno Inverno 2015-2016 petticoat

Goth: Collezione Parah Autunno Inverno 2015-2016 petticoat models

And if you were wondering what the difference is between a crinoline and a petticoat:

crinoline /krɪn.əl.ɪn/ is a stiffened or structured petticoat designed to hold out a woman’s skirt, popular at various times since the mid-19th century. Originally,crinoline described a stiff fabric made of horsehair (“crin”) and cotton or linen which was used to make underskirts and as a dress lining.

 


Tiki Time

(1950’s Household Kink: presenting for your Sir/Master/Madame)

dievca was cutting a pineapple to share with Master and the idea for becoming a Pineapple Princess and pulling from Tiki Culture flashed through her head.

Pineapple Princess, 1939

Cue the Annette Funicello:

(click record to play)

THE HISTORY
The advent of Tikidom can be traced back to a man named “Don the Beachcomber”, aka “Donn Beach”, aka “Donn Beach-Comber”… or, less interestingly, Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt. Gantt was a Texan born in 1907, but he knew there was a whole world outside the steak-scented borders of the Lone Star State, so he traveled to the rum-scented Caribbean and South Pacific and learned a lot about how to chill on the way.

When Don returned to the States, he wanted to emulate the laid-back times he experienced in the tropics, so he opened the world’s first Tiki bar, Don the Beachcomber, in Los Angeles in 1934. People — including celebrities — flocked to the bar for its escapist ambiance, potent-but-tasty rum cocktails, and exotic cuisine (which was actually slightly modified Cantonese food, but still — not very typical for the times).

Also in 1934, “Trader” Vic Bergeron opened a similar bar in Oakland (originally called Hinky Dinks, but changed to Trader Vic’s in 1937) that also drew crowds for its Polynesian-themed drinks and food. Because of its success, Vic was able to open more locations in places like Seattle and Hawaii (before statehood!). A fad was developing.

FORBIDDEN ISLAND
During World War II, Gantt was deployed, so his wife took over management of the bar and expanded it into a chain with 16 locations. Tiki culture — inspired by the art, style, and attitudes of Polynesia — became huge in America during the 1940s and ‘50s, and fueled the two chains’ success even more, because people wanted to experience a time away from work and stress.

Tiki bars fell out of the public eye for a while between the ‘60s and ‘90s, but experienced a resurgence thanks to a few dedicated Tiki acolytes, who started up bars based on the original Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s.

Your typical Tiki cocktail is a mix of light or dark rum, flavored syrups, and tropical fruit juices — which is essentially the recipe for the Mai Tai (rum, orange Curacao, syrup, lime juice), the first Tiki drink to have widespread popularity after it was (allegedly) invented by Trader Vic in 1944.

Ingredients:
1 oz amber rum
1 oz dark rum
1 oz fresh lime juice
½ oz orgeat syrup
½ oz Cointreau
1 sprig of fresh mint and a piece of a pineapple
Umbrella

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker except the mint and pineapple. Shake and strain into a high ball glass filled with ice. Garnish with the fresh mint and pineapple, you can float some extra dark rum on top.

CUTE LITTLE UMBRELLAS
Rumor has it that the umbrellas were originally developed as a way of keeping the ice in a drink cold on a warm day out on the beach. They were popularized by Trader Vic in the 1930s, and caught on from there. 

Information is condensed and modified from an article by Adam Lapetina a food/drink staff writer at Thrillist

You could go with a range of clothing for your Sir or Madam, from grass skirts, no top with leis or more 1950’s Household Kink with a retro dress or Hawaiian shirt in a kitschy pattern. dievca was hooked on being a Pineapple Princess when she ran into these dresses from Loco Lindo:


Can you imagine serving your Sir or Madame a Mai Tai on their arrival home and kneeling to offer them fresh pineapple from the husk. Perhaps a little 1950’s/1960’s beach music in the background. And an interesting tie bikini or swimsuit trunks under your kitschy 1950’s Print dress/top. Could be a lot of innocent, or a little more, risqué Fun!

Just because…
dievca would like to offer some sweet and innocent items she ran into while researching being a Pineapple Princess and Tiki Culture — who knows maybe the onesies would be of use after creating an excellent Cosplay moment + 9 months. XO

Disneyland History – Enchanted Tiki Room


August 1st: Homemade Pie Day

FRESH BLUEBERRIES for Master!

dievca’s Master loves blueberries – she wants to change it up from the Crumble of past years, so she is trying a Blueberry Pie Recipe for Homemade Pie Day.

A homey way to serve Master.

Ingredients:

4 Cups fresh blueberries
3/4 Cup white sugar
5 level Tablespoons cornstarch
1 9″ double crust recipe
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 Tablespoon of butter
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
2 Tablespoons of lemon juice

Prep
15 minutes
Cook
50 minutes
Ready In
2 hours

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Mix sugar, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, lemon juice and mix with blueberries.
Line pie dish with one pie crust. Pour berry mixture into the crust, and dot with butter. Cut remaining pastry into 1/2 – 3/4 inch wide strips, and make lattice top.
Crimp and flute edges.

Bake pie on middle rack of oven for about 50 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

Wait 1 hour before cutting to let the cornstarch set.

Enjoy!


You can’t always get what you want…

A little background music for a Monday….

The Rolling Stones – You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Live)

After dievca saw the Big Bird Dress in yellow – she’s been obsessed…

she would really like to get a yellow dress.

Lindy Bop “Audrey” Dress in Blaze

But the color yellow is really terrible on her — all shades.

Lindy Bop “Audrey” Dress in Orange

So, she just gets what she needs.


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.


Happy Summer Solstice 2017

May the Sun of Summer warm your Soul!