What a dievca might wish for…
if you have a bit of extra pocket change!
Tonight’s Moon is the last full moon of the year and it should be a good one.
dievca caught the moon, yesterday evening, after walking home from sharing Ramen with a friend. (http://www.junmenramen.com/)
It was very close to full!
December’s full moon is called the Cold Moon.
Tonight’s full moon will be a supermoon, and the only visible supermoon in 2017.
During her city wandering, dievca was wearing:
The moon becomes totally full at 10:47 a.m. EST (1547 GMT).
The best time to see a supermoon is just after sunset. Something called the “moon illusion” makes the moon appear even bigger: The closer it is to the horizon, the larger it looks. No one knows exactly why this happens, but it is probably has something to do with our eyes.
For those living in the mainland United States, the supermoon will rise at 4:29 p.m. local time in San Francisco and 5:26 p.m. in New York City. If you are in Honolulu, head outside at 6:25 p.m. Those in Anchorage, Alaska, can catch the moonrise at 4:28 p.m.
Find the sunrise and sunset times for your location click here.
dievca will be wishing you good health and joy on the Moon!
Repost from June 29th, 2014 with the addition of defining a Nightgown.
What is a Nightgown?
A nightgown, nightie or nightdress is a loosely hanging item worn for sleeping. In the past it was worn by men and women, today, it is almost exclusively worn by women. The nightgown acquired prominence during the Victorian Era. From that early stage, nightgowns were being used to keep one on winter nights and as a stylish home wear as well.
- A nightgown may have any neckline, and may have sleeves of any type, or be sleeveless, and any shoulder strap or back style.
- The length of a nightgown may vary from hip-length to floor-length. A short nightgown can be called a “shortie” or a “babydoll”, depending on the style. The sweep (taper from top to bottom) of the night-gown can vary from almost straight, to full circle sweep.
- A nightgown may be made from cotton, silk, satin, or nylon and may be decorated with lace appliqués or embroidery at the bust and hem.
- A slip nightgown may be used as a nightgown or as a full slip.
- Nightgowns may be worn with a matching outer garment, a robe, sheer chiffon peignoir or dressing gown, to make them proper for receiving guests.
All Vintage Lingerie pieces were found on Etsy, prices ranging from $15.00 to $425.00.
Sometimes elegance is called for when serving your Sir or Madame.
dievca loves to be connected.
O-Rings, D-rings, Leather and Chains don’t speak “Ladylike”,
but they call to the deep-seated desire of dievca’s D/s.
Wearing an outfit of ALL these pieces would be heavy,
but having an accent piece here or there would be divine.
Hmmm, what would Master say?
With over a decade of experience in the streetwear, music, and art industries, Been Trill co-founder and frequent Nick Knight collaborator Matthew M. Williams launched his womenswear label Alyx in 2015.
FALL 2017 READY-TO-WEAR
PARIS, MARCH 3, 2017
by MARK HOLGATE
“Aggressive elegance” was what Alyx designer Matthew Williams was thinking for Fall. Given he’d been looking at the underground fetish scenes of Berlin, it wasn’t surprising that he was led to a dark, dark vision, replete with black leather, substantial studding, and silver rings hanging here, there, and everywhere—rings that, while looking innocent enough hanging from a jacket or shoe, are actually used to hoist you skywards to do whatever you do in a Berlin fetish club at four in the morning. The question is, of course, whether aggressive elegance is really what any of us want right now, especially when you consider the world is shockingly heavy on the former and all too sadly light on the latter. On the other hand, we live in dark times. Maybe a look that’s almost entirely denuded of the soft and romantic feels more real and true than a dewy-eyed, rose-tinted prettiness that could feel disconnected from the world. I guess your answer to that really depends on whether you’re a sadist or a masochist at heart.
Of course, the accoutrements and codes of the S&M world have lashed the fashion world more times than a dominatrix doing her job with the business end of a cat o’ nine tails. Yet Williams had the smart sense to consider how to make it less expected. There was a good use of a silver silk lamé here: as a collared, waisted dress, or as the panels on a nifty oversized army sweater. And given that Williams worked as a creative director with the likes of Lady Gaga and Kanye West, he has a pretty sharp eye for a cool and convincing detail. Consider those aforementioned rings, which were strapped to a shoe or a boot and would be great worn with this coming fall’s oversized coat plus short dress proportion shift. And his reworking of a German police jacket, with its shrug-it-on ease and capacious and plentiful pockets, looked simply and straightforwardly desirable. You wouldn’t have to twist anyone’s arm—or anything else, for that matter—for agreement on that.
“You can choose your friends but you sho’ can’t choose your family, an’ they’re still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge ’em or not, and it makes you look right silly when you don’t.”
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Warning: The activities and responses are taken from a lapsed Catholic’s viewpoint. If you are easily offended by a humorous look at the human response towards death, customs and the Catholic Faith – bypass this post.
Three deaths so far since August, two had funerals which dievca hustled to attend. Both Catholic, one a close Family member, the other the Father of a Friend. One in PA, the other in NY.
A little background history: dievca was raised Catholic. Attended a Catholic Grade School and College. Her Baptism, Communion, Reconciliation, Confirmation, and Marriage all took place in the same Church. she appreciated the 20 minute Mass offered in college at one of the Sports Dorms. she doesn’t really take part in the Faith, anymore. Though Master says her Catholic still shows.
dievca is a bit disillusioned by many organized Religions, especially the orthodox versions – they are not for her. But whatever you want or need, its good for you – just don’t come asking for money.
Two years ago: dievca had lovely Aunt pass away. One of two sisters on her Dad’s side. Her Aunt (the sister) sat next to dievca during the Mass and said, “Doesn’t the navy blue casket look great and the flowers, too?” Okay~ dievca was more distracted by the Priest couldn’t be bothered to show up to give her dying Aunt her Last Rites when requested, he did not remember her Aunt’s name, never bothered to find out about her Aunt in any way — after said Aunt donated $5000 per year to that Church for multiple years and had volunteered in the school’s cafeteria after retiring. dievca’s Aunt had made the greatest of efforts to make it to Mass weekly. People made their quiet way to attend to her Funeral.
Not feeling groovy about that Catholic Church (PA) in particular.
August: dievca’s last Aunt (the sister) passed away.. This Aunt, well, let’s just say she was a challenge. ALWAYS. That said, she was very specific what she wanted for her Funeral. Same church, different funeral home, different cemetery. Mauve Casket, full-out pink Flowers, full choir – she set aside an extra $5k for a second viewing.
This is the Aunt who had sat on the sofa for 30 years, never venturing past a 4 block area. She was the expert on everything because she watched TV and read the newspaper. She never went to Mass, never volunteered, never donated money – so dievca didn’t expect the Church to know of her existence. They didn’t know her and they did ask a guest Priest to say the funeral Mass – he did his best and it was a much better Mass with less material than dievca’s other Aunt’s funeral. Five people attended. Eleanor Rigby kept playing in dievca’s head.
During that trip to PA, dievca made a point to visit, clean up and lay flowers for both sides of the Family gravesites. One of her cousins from her Mother’s side went with her.
Why did dievca clean up the gravesites? Good Question.
Actually, while cleaning – she had a chat with each Family Member.
No….they didn’t answer.
she visited the graves because people pay a lot money for a funeral, burial plot, grave marker to be remembered. dievca felt like she should take a moment on honor their last efforts to be on this Earth.
Please buy a wooden urn for dievca and toss the whole thing, unopened, into Lake Michigan. No blow back of ashes or bone that way.
The latest funeral was for a good friend’s Father. He had passed away after dealing with Alzheimer’s and Cancer. There was a sigh of relief in the Family.
dievca went to support her Friend and her Mother.The Funeral Mass was at the Church where her friend went to Grade School, Communion, Reconciliation, Confirmation. She never married.
This Church was where dievca’s Friend did everything growing up. The NY version of dievca’s Midwest Catholic Church. Very 1960/70’s stain-glass windows and design. Jesus was NOT on a cross – he was done in marble, looking like a Greek sculpture on the wall with a 6 pack stomach, welcoming ALL with open arms.
Irish and Chinese attendees. Interesting mix.
dievca’s friend is of Chinese descent.
dievca loves going to Chinatown with her friend’s 86-year-old Mom.
She runs circles around dievca and her friend.
She wore heels at the funeral!
dievca took care of the Mother’s coat/scarf, toilet run, huge hugs. Her friend is awkward with that stuff, so dievca stepped in. dievca’s Mom was/is high maintenance so it’s a habit and not a problem, plus her friend is generous, she doesn’t mind sharing her Mum. She finds it a relief.
Full Mass. Elderly Priest.
He worked hard to find out about the deceased and the family – unlike the priest who said Mass for dievca’s Aunt.
dievca’s friend was nervous about her Reading, she asked if she bows to the altar or not.
dievca said, “You know, I really don’t think God or your Dad is going to mind what you do, nor your Mother…” Then there was a mix-up with who was reading what…it worked out fine.
An Altar Boy (Chinese) and an Altar Girl (Hispanic), both from the attached Catholic school and were entertaining to watch. The boy kept staring at my friend and her brother when the priest said they went to the Catholic school and that both are in the military.
The girl was yawning during the readings, then she couldn’t find the Eucharistic Bread and Wine – no one had brought the gifts up to the Altar. The Priest had to go looking for it during the Ave Maria (excellent vocalist).
The trappings of the Mass are a show.
The prayers and meditation of people who take comfort is real.
The kids, with their mess-ups, are truth.
After the Mass, dievca got her friend’s Mom to the bathroom, helped with her coat/scarf and then sent-off to the graveside. dievca needed to get back to the City and was finally able to get to the bathroom for herself, desperate from the morning coffee and wearing a full Spanx undergarment.
As she exited the bathroom, the Priest was giving the two Altar Persons “hell” – it made her laugh.
There may be death, but Life goes on.
dievca keeps seeing that velvet is still in the works for this year.
She always thinks that it is a classic fabric which calls to mind very traditional pieces: Red Velvet Hunting Coat, Black Velvet Riding Helmet, Red Velvet Children’s Dress, Black Velvet 1980’s Power Dress.
Monse takes velvet in a different way:
Non-traditional colors, draping, interesting silhouettes.
dievca doesn’t have any plans for purchasing a Monse piece any time soon, but she is planning to wear a Velvet Dress she had made in London. The Designer offered dresses with interesting velvet colors – but dievca had to go with the one which was best for her coloring. Sadly, the Designer has stepped away from her business to pursue another project – if she comes back to Fashion, dievca will share her information with you. The Designer was an absolutely lovely person to work with. Beautiful inside and out.
dievca expects that Master will be interested in see His submissive after she attends the first Gala of the Year, in Velvet.
she’ll be adding:
Sexy and Sassy Cartoons?
Hello 1943! with Tex Avery’s Short via MGM.
A little goofy retro humor for a Wednesday Morning! (about 2 minutes)
Why did dievca run into this short?
she spotted something she wanted to present in for Master:
An ode to a sexy Red Riding Hood.
Givenchy Haute Couture wool knit dress in red and black with a red lined black hood attached. The dress has buttons up the front, structured shoulder pads, and is fully lined.
This beautiful vintage dress was made in France and has the black Givenchy label. The size is estimated to be a modern-day size 6/8 in the hips, but the bodice is larger than the normal size 8 so please use the measurements as a guide for the best fit!
BUST: 42″ WAIST: 36″ HIPS: 36″ LENGTH: 35″ SHOULDERS: 16″ SLEEVES: 24″
Where to buy the dress?
dievca doesn’t want to tell you because she wants it!
(Just ask her, maybe she will tell you. XO)
dievca wants to be Red Riding Hood for Halloween and Beyond!