…and the mornings offer the moist heat of Summertime dew.
Schools are almost out for the year.
dievca flashes back to childhood memories~
This song came out before dievca was born.
It’s older than her brother’s music and younger than her Parent’s choices.
Yet, the song still managed to ingrain itself into dievca’s Summer Memories.
Do you remember?
A new exhibition exploring the work of British fashion designer Mary Quant will open at the V&A in April 2019, including photographs from the archive of Terence Donovan. With over 200 garments…
dievca is curvy.
That makes wearing certain styles a trick. And normally, dievca just avoids those styles.
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!
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.
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:
and these, this summer:
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!
Top advert from ShopBop.
A little bit of elegant presentation with a 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.