Still looking for those feathers!

Sally Rand in the 1930’s
Wouldn’t it be fun to do a fan dance for your Sir or Madame?

Here’s a link to buy your feathers, but looks like the lighting is important, too!
Find a way to be backlit and let your silhouette do the enticing.
Or just put your body and soul into your dance.


Are you shagging or SHAGGING?

MALIBU, CALIFORNIA – JULY 15,1956: Actress Natalie Wood dances with actor Hugh O’Brian during the Thalians Beach Ball in Malibu, California. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

shagging (usually uncountable, plural shaggings) (Britain, vulgar, slang) An act (or acts) of sexual intercourse.

Or

n.

dance step of the 1930s consisting of a hop-on each foot in turn.

intr.v. shaggedshag·gingshags

To perform or execute this dance.
Let’s just say that dievca is not up on her shag dance technique,
but it looks awfully fun!


Cha Cha Cha – a break from the Holidays

Impero London Swarovski Crystal & Black Leather Luxury Hestia Collar Choker 270 BPD (click photo to buy)

dievca is looking for a presentation outfit for Master and she is burned out by the Holidays (yes…already). The song above inspired an outfit. Should be fun to wear for your Sir or Madame to change it up.

Norma Kamali Fringe Shorts

Black Fringe Burlesque Bra

Red Satin Gloves

Black Sheer Cuban Heel Stay-up Stockings

Christian Louboutin Black Patent Leather Stiletto

Big Hair (it’s finally longer)
Cat Eyes and Mascara (Black)
Red Lips (Mac Russian Red)
Black Spinel Oxidized Silver Stud Earrings

Now to hit youtube to review the Cha-Cha-Cha moves!


Racing Along~

dievca’s ‘hood.
The one new subway stop that is relatively clean and empty in NYC.

She’ll be seeing this New York City Ballet piece, next week, at the recommendation of a friend.
Cheap seats, sitting high and by herself. If she waits to schedule with someone, it might not get done and she really trusts this friend when it comes to dance performances.

The Times Are Racing, Justin Peck – Ensemble

dievca finds it interesting how ballet companies are working to bring contemporary pieces to the masses via music, costumes and choreography, while Opera seems stagnant. (but, dievca is not an aficionado of opera.)

Speaking of costumes — they were designed by Opening Ceremony.  Yes, dievca has a couple of pieces.

Justine Clenquet x Opening Ceremony

Justine Clenquet x Opening Ceremony Joe Hoops

Opening Ceremony Turtleneck See-thru Bodysuit, black with purple


I want to grow old gracefully.

Pina Bausch - Dancer

Pina Bausch – Dancer

I want to grow old gracefully
With kindness
Be interesting to talk to
and be able to listen carefully

I want young people to find comfort with me
Feel that I am trustworthy
Be an asset – not a burden
and know that I will support their dreams

I say these things
But will I be able to do it
When the pain and loneliness crash in
and my old friends and family are gone

All I can do is hope and try
To grow old gracefully


Spring Forward – Closing Winter

Leaping Ballet Dancers at Mills College

Momentum Carry Me! (the cry)
carry me (the echo)
Leaping Forward! (the cry)
forward (the echo)

Into the Spring.