Finding a Way (Presentation Outfit)

dievca is curvy.

That makes wearing certain styles a trick. And normally, dievca just avoids those styles.

For instance,
a 1960’s Go-Go mini-skirt shift dress:

It is a style dievca avoids….
until she saw Master looking at a museum exhibition of them with fondness.
Obviously, the fashion holds some great memories for Him.

So, now she has taken on the Go-Go Dress as a Presentation Outfit for Master.

dievca plans to buy one and get it altered to her curves as best as possible
or she might have a friend make her a dress with a vintage pattern.
Then it will be the quest for Go-Go Boots.
Poufy hair and cat eyes are not a problem.

Add a little groovy music and maybe dievca will swing her Master’s memories back here:

“Very often in the old fashion style of dancing, we may not feel particularly in a romantic mood and yet, very often, our partner would grab us and dance very close and hold us so closely – and I like this because, your know, we can completely keep it arms length and dance however we please, and ah – I really like that.”

Hopefully, Master will dance with His dievca at arms length
and then invite her to sit on His lap.
Perhaps His hands will wander up her mini-skirt.
We will see!


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

 


Going Retro: Block Party

dievca is having an interesting moment with the “Block Heel” sandals that have been in fashion for the past two years.
It’s a love/hate relationship.
she hated seeing the 1960’s ones on her aunts as they got older and didn’t update their closets in the 1980’s.
It reminded her of a fashion “no”.
Especially the white leather/pleather ones worn at weddings.

 

But now, they are back and the 1960’s version doesn’t look too bad, really.

dievca loves the pair of sandals she picked up, last summer:

See by Chloe block-heel sandal Red

and these, this summer:

Firth two piece black leather sandals

They are very comfortable and dievca can walk the City.
Maybe her Aunts were on to something when they couldn’t let the shoes go~

Time to wear the sandals to a Block Party!

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Can You Swing It? “Lilli Ann Paris” 1960’s Winter White Swing Coat

dievca can!
A little bit of elegant presentation with a Swing Coat.
Lilli Ann Paris 1950's Designer Winter White Swing Coat with Satin Lining

Lilli Ann Paris 1950's Designer Winter White Swing Coat with Satin Lining 2

Lilli Ann Paris 1950's Designer Winter White Swing Coat with Satin Lining 4

Lilli Ann Paris 1950's Designer Winter White Swing Coat with Satin Lining 3

Lilli Ann Paris 1950's Designer Winter White Swing Coat with Satin Lining 5

“Lilli Ann Paris” Early 1960’s Designer Winter White Swing Coat

Lilli Ann was started in San Francisco in 1933 by Adolph Schuman, naming his company for his wife, Lillian. The company became known for their beautiful, elaborately designed suits and coats.

After WWII, Schuman went to France and it was during this time that the labels had “Paris” added to them. While in France, Schuman was buying fabrics, and many of the labels in Lilli Ann designs also contain the name of the French factory that made the fabric.

Many of these fabrics were bought from small textile companies that were in such financial straits after the war that they were in danger of closing. Schuman bought from these small companies, and was thus credited with saving many of them from financial ruin. For his efforts Schuman was awarded medals from both France and Italy, and the Lilli Ann customer got a suit made of high quality, hand-loomed fabric.

In the 1960s, there was a popular Lilli Ann Knits line, and a mod-inspired London line. The 1970s brought a career look for Lilli Ann. Adolph Schuman died in 1985, but the company continued under the direction of his heirs. The company was sold in the 1990’s, and was closed by 2000.

(**Note: the tags are ones used in the early 1960’s)

Thank you to vintagefashionguild.org for the information about the Lilli Ann brand.

♥ VINTAGE SWING VIDEO: Jitterbug’s swing at Club Imperial * St.Louis 1959