Beauty in Bondage – R13

DELICATE STRENGTH – renewal in bondage

Bondage Butterfly Oversized Crewneck Sweatshirt made with Japanese cotton lyocell terry in an acid black wash. Oversized fit sweatshirt with light distressing at ribs. Sweatshirt has been washed with acid and stones to make the garment soft to the touch. $450


What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly.
Richard Bach

You are the butterfly.

Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen SS2011, "Butterfly Dress"

“Fly like a Butterfly, sting…” a dievca desire

Rare 1970s
Norma Kamali OMO
Vintage Butterfly Dress
in Draped Teal Blue


This is an outstanding, rare vintage dress from one of our favorite designers, Norma Kamali. This Norma Kamali OMO butterfly dress is from 1978 and a version of this dress is in the MET museum. This dress has three tiers of gorgeous pleated fine rayon fabric that creates the effect of butterfly wings. It has a deep V neck both in the front and in the back and is in a lovely blue/teal color. Each tier has a 38″ opening, the draping material and construction allow it to fit a range of sizes. It is unpinned on our size 2 mannequin. LENGTH from shoulder to side hem: 47″ LENGTH from shoulder to front hem: 36″

Available at 1st Dibs

The Butterfly Effect: Chaos Theory


OK-this is kinda LARGE…

dievca and Master were having a conversation about dievca’s life.  she was stating concerns about how she isn’t doing something GRAND for the Universe.  Her changes to the World are on a micro level, on a personal level.

she watches her Master be so enamored with people who make macro changes in the World. He makes macro changes to the World. dievca was feeling that her contributions to society are so minimal and meaningless. Until Master brought up the point that a small change can take hold and grow into something that changes the World.  And people who often strive for large changes feel like they fail.

In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.

dievca changes many lives on the micro level, so the odds are that one of her changes will ignite something larger and she can have the joy of the small successes along the way. Right? Plus, Master feels that her contributions are necessary to Life. Now, if she can just keep those positive thoughts in her head, she will apply the Butterfly Effect to her own Life.

 FT Press: How Small Changes Make a Big Difference

Butterfly Leather Hair Ties L. Erickson

Something smaller: Leather Butterfly Hair Ties L. Erickson NYC

The Butterfly Effect: Butterfly Dreams

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Givenchy 2015 Butterfly Pumps


butterfly-3A Butterfly symbolizes happiness. Dreaming of a butterfly indicates that you need to go back to easier things in life, or makes you remember about your playful spirit. Fighting against power is also symbolized by a butterfly, since it indicates youth, which has not turned enough mature to take care of the rules.

Dreaming of turning into a butterfly indicates that you have certain mid-life crisis or are reaching a big development, like turning into a senior citizen, in life. Dreaming of a young butterfly indicates that you wish to go back in time as you are not very sure about the transformation. Dreaming of an older butterfly or a butterfly creating a cocoon is an sign that you find comfort in being transformed and are eagerly waiting for it.

Losing a butterfly in your dream means losing love, but there is also the representation of surrendering your spirit – are you sacrificing something major in your life? According to the Christian symbol, butterfly signifies spiritual enlighten. Such dreams are segregated as spiritual enrichment. Dreaming of a butterfly that is tropical (consists of various colors) indicates that your life will be successful.

A butterfly may also show our mental and physical health, as well as strengths and weaknesses. Currently, if you are going through a tough time in life, you may dream of a butterfly. Do not be worried, you may have a secret fear for something.

A butterfly in your dream may also reveal the essence or spirit of your soul. These insects are mere symbols of changes, as they go through transitioning phases. They are beautiful, delicate, and many times, motivational. Such a dream may also mean that you are not aware about a part of yours or someone else’s life, which is positive.

Elsa Schiaparelli, Evening Dresses, Vintage Fashion, Bridal Parties Dresses, Paris France, Butterflies Dresses, 1930 S, Philadelphia Museums, Summer 1937

Elsa Schiaparelli: Butterfly Dress Summer 1937


The Butterfly Effect: Butterfly Kisses

Roberto Capucci The Butterfly Dress, 1985 photographed by Fiorenzo Nicolli

Roberto Capucci: The Butterfly Dress, 1985 photographed by Fiorenzo Nicolli 


Fluttering one’s eyelashes against someone’s skin so they feel a light, tickling sensation.

Valentino Butterfly Lace Dress Embroidered Belt Valentino Butterfly Lace Dress Embroidered Belt Front
Valentino: Butterfly Lace Dress with Embroidered Belt
Sophie Webster Evangeline Sandal Rose gold
Sophie Webster: Evangeline Sandal in Rose Gold