A cut above: Primecut Bags

dievca was seeking a shearling piece of clothing or bag – nothing on eBay was catching her attention. The prime designer’s had boring offerings…except for Bottega Veneta.  Their shearling bags were/are too dear ($2500). dievca stepped away from the search.

Then she ran into PRIMECUT BAGS by accident – on Black Friday!

This well-made backpack is now hers (from Urban Outfitters on sale):

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The back is black leather and the interior is lined in linen.

Here are some other options:

ABOUT
Primecut bags are handcrafted in our Portland, Oregon workshop. Each bag is carefully constructed, taking into account the unique properties of the materials used.

Founded in 2013, deep in the confines of her basement, Lizzie began experimenting with leather bags. She was intrigued by the diversity and unique properties of hair-on-hide. Using her mother’s old Pfaff sewing machine along with an old Yamata industrial machine, she experimented with different leathers, sizes, proportions, and manufacturing techniques.

In 2017, Lizzie moved from her basement to Primecut’s current Studio. Since 2013, she has upgraded her manufacturing to include new machines, employees, and a light-filled production studio.

Our process begins with carefully sourcing cowhides and shearling from tanneries throughout the world. Each material is selected based on its quality, weight, and durability. Speaking to the nature of the material we love curating our designs with both a sense of aesthetic proportion and a bit of playfulness.

Our bags reflect our playful design aesthetic. Slight variations in pattern, color, and texture represent the uniqueness in each Primecut piece.

www.primecutbags.com


Have a Heart with GUCCI

Gucci Crystal Embellished Heart $8500
Gucci Crystal-embellished Heart Clutch $8500 at My Theresa
This opulent clutch from Gucci is the ultimate statement accessory. It resembles an anatomical heart in shape and is fully encrusted with crystals for maximum impact.
material: brass
trim: crystals
colour of chain strap: silver
chain shoulder strap
push-clasp fastening
Made in Italy
comes with dust bag
Designer colour name: 9068 0926/Crys/Crea
size & fit
Max. height 16cm-6.5″
Max. width 10cm-4″
Depth 7cm-3″
Chain length 100cm-39.5″
Gucci Crystal Embellished Heart $8500 back


Gird Your Loins

We are in the midst of the 2021 Holiday Season

  • For the USA – Thanksgivng happened last Thursday,
  • Hanukkah started last night,
  • We pushed through Black Friday
  • Cyber Monday is today
  • Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s are upcoming

That means Holiday Coffee:

Holiday Coffee

Peppermint, Pumpkin, Whipped Cream, Gingerbread, Apple Cider, Cardamom, Sugar Cookie, Egg Nog, etc.

dievca wants a black coffee. Keep it simple.

Just incase you wanted to know how to “Gird Your Loins” – or “prepare for battle”, here is a diagram:

Grid Your Loins Dress


taking a moment to contemplate

Marlene Deitrich Thinking

Do not go where the path may lead.

Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

—RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Photo: Marlene Dietrich

Finally something good – or so she thought

Agent Provocateur Peachy

dievca spotted this lovely photo from an Agent Provocateur email. she was excited to see an edge and presetntation that has been missing from the company’s recent offerings. she misses the quirk, sassiness and humor they used to offer.

Then she clicked through to see the item…

What dievca thought was a body suit or soft corset turn out to be a dress with mini ruffles and lace.  At $1545 only the back is of interest. Yawn~

Agent Provocateur Peachy Dress

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And the weather took a chilling turn~

Wind whipping
Whitecaps frothing
Chill weather cuts the City

Noses drip
Red Biting Lips
Intrepid Trudging Prevails

Conserving warmth becomes a priority.


Grateful and Thankful

Food Porn

Some New Yorkers do a Joyful Chicken for Thanksgiving.

dievca goes for the Big Bird in Bondage.

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Whatever meal you share today –
dievca wishes you a very
HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
she is thankful for you!

Photos: top - unknown, botton Lazy Mom via VICE

Entomophile – Holiday Sparkle

Joanna Buchanan Bug ClipsEtymology
From entomo- +‎ -phile; hence literally “insect-loving”.

Adjective
entomophile (not comparable)

(of a type of pollen) Being transported by insects, rather than carried on the air.
(of a type of flower or plant) Having such pollen.

Noun
entomophile (plural entomophiles)

A flower whose pollen is transported by insects, rather than carried on the air.
A person who likes insects.

Joanna Buchanan Bug Clip Sets  add sparkle and nature to your Holiday Table, Gifts, and Decor.
Or something for a hint of Joy throughout the year.

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Cutting the Cheese

MilkyPrint Cheese Pun Coffee Mug

dievca is craving cheese like a crazy lady – she’s not quite sure what it means…

Maybe this motivational cheese mug will help her past the calorie count~

Good Morning!


Please consider – NYC update

Pin Up Nurse The Netherlands is having some COVID-19 challenges as are other European Countries. dievca knows this for sure because her Dutch friend doesn’t want to chance traveling for Thanksgiving. Understandable. she just wishes she could get a booster added to her friend’s AstraZeneca vaccine – her friend has asthma and arthritis issues.

The bubble of NYC is holding its own with school starting and the weather changing. An increase of 1.78% for the last 28 days, but drops in hospitalizations and deaths. dievca guesses if you get hit hard in the beginning, you comply with offered solutions.

dievca received her booster and she knows that parents of young children are getting their kids vaccinated. Seems to be working for the 18,823,000 in the NYC Metro Area.

Please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccine.

PS. for those interested in the booster shot. dievca’s arm is sore at the injection site, but she is feeling fine. 


For those who forget to drink water – like dievca (or your little)

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COLLINA STRADA
SSENSE Exclusive Silver Rhinestone Water Bottle
Stainless steel bottle in silver-tone. Crystal-cut detailing throughout. Metal carry handle at tonal screw top. Logo engraved at base. Approx. 3″ diameter x 10″ height.

Available exclusively at SSENSE.
Supplier color: Silver
Stainless steel, crystal.
Imported.

$100 , ssense private sale $81

A glamourous reminder to stay hydrated.

Or an excellent gift for your Little.


Ground Control to Major…

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Photo: dievca, NYC Chelsea Graffiti 11/2021


Good In Bed? Maybe, maybe not – washable silk with Lunya

Lunya Washable Silk Tee Set $198

dievca was interested in sharing this washable silk set from Lunya $198 because of the lovely colors and sensual slouchy fit. With 4.5 stars out of 1258 reviews, she thought it sounded good.  Then dievca read the one star and two star reviews — customer service is slow to respond, the set wrinkles easily while sleeping or after washing and the large tee with small shorts might not be that sexy…

Such a bummer because dievca is loving the colors, but the colors only come with the sleep sets….

Do we give it a try or pass?


Master/Mistress would You be willing…

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to assist Your submissive with their corset?


Hail to the Host/Hostess with a POP!

Jonathan Adler Pop Candles

The Holiday season is sneaking up on us.  Candles are a simple gift for your Holiday Host or Hostess. dievca is not normally a fan of choosing scents for others – but she fell in love with the Red Tomato Jonathan Adler Pop Candle (see her’s below). The scent is simple and fresh. So, she is making an assumption that all the scents are simple and clean. If not, the containers are lovely!

Click photo above to purchase at Jonathan Adler. 

Note: you can find ones for less $ if you cruise the web

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Coffee Communication


dievca and Master went beyond that point with coffee many moons ago~
Good Morning! Have a great week. XO


The Date ~

dievca’s been watching friends Zoom date, navigate around COVID-19 and death,  sort through the ashes of a relationship that crashed hard and, in one case, is watching a friend reunite happily with an old Flame.

L’appuntamento
Ho sbagliato tante volte ormai
che lo so già
che oggi quasi certamente
sto sbagliando su di te.

Ma una volta in più che cosa può cambiare
nella vita mia…
Accettare questo strano appuntamento
è stata una pazzia!

Sono triste tra la gente che
mi sta passando accanto,
ma la nostalgia di rivedere te
è forte più del pianto.

Questo sole accende sul mio volto
un segno di speranza.
Sto aspettando quando a un tratto
ti vedrò spuntare in lontananza!

Amore, fai presto,
io non resisto…
Se tu non arrivi, non esisto,
non esisto, non esisto…

È cambiato il tempo e sta piovendo,
ma resto ad aspettare.
Non m’importa cosa il mondo può pensare,
io non me ne voglio andare.

Io mi guardo dentro e mi domando,
ma non sento niente.
Sono solo un resto di speranza
perduta tra la gente.

Amore, è già tardi
e non resisto…
Se tu non arrivi, non esisto,
non esisto, non esisto…

Luci, macchine, vetrine, strade, tutto quanto
si confonde nella mente.
La mia ombra si è stancata di seguirmi,
il giorno muore lentamente.

Non mi resta che tornare a casa mia
alla mia triste vita.
Questa vita che volevo dare a te
l’hai sbriciolata tra le dita…

Amore, perdono,
ma non resisto…
Adesso per sempre non esisto,
non esisto, non esisto…

The Date
I was wrong so many times by now,
I already know
that almost certainly today
I am wrong about you

but what difference can one more time make
in this life of mine..
Accepting this odd date,
it was insanity! (some folly)

I am sad among the people
passing by
but the wistful feeling (nostalgia) of seeing you again
is stronger than the tears

This sun lights up on my face
a sign of hope
I am waiting and suddenly
I will see you appear yonder (in the distance)

My love be here soon (hurry up),
I can’t take it (resist)
if you don’t come, I don’t exist
I don’t exist, I don’t exist …

The weather has changed, and it is raining
but I stay and wait (keep on waiting)
I am not concerned (don’t care) about what the world will think [of me]
I don’t wanna go.

I look within myself and wonder
but I feel nothing (hear nothing?)
I am just some remains of hope
lost among people

My love, it’s already late
and I can’t take it (resist)
if you don’t come, I don’t exist
I don’t exist, I don’t exist …

Lights, cars, shop windows, roads
they all confuse into my mind
my shadow got tired of following me
the day slowly dies

All that’s left is to go back to my house
to my sad life
This life I wanted to give to you
you crumbled it between your fingers

My love, forgive me, but I can’t take it…
Now forever, I don’t exist


Emerald City

Green Fir Trees + Puffy Coats = Think Royln Emerald Pearl Bags
The Meg, Lafayette, and the Bar Bag might be perfect for the Holidays.
dievca is rocking the Bar Bag!


A Glimpse of NYC in November

click on the photos to enlarge

The Dawn is breaking cloudy in New York.
It’s rare to see the clouds head in from the East – but they are heading towards the Hudson River.
dievca is sending you a quiet, “Good Morning”.


Insert a little humor into your lingerie closet – Foxy Lady

Fox Fur Bikini Lingerie available on eBay.

Red, Light Blue, Lake Blue, Pink, Hot Pink, Grass Green, Black

$71.99


Something of Use – the 7 train

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dievca had to rush to Grand Central from the Westside to catch the Metro North.  she took the 7 train across.  It was 5 min 30 sec  from Hudson Yards to Grand Central during an “off-peak” time. she had enough time to get that coffee which saved the day.

Sometimes dievca really ❤❤❤’s New York City.

PS. Happy Marine Corps Birthday!


Better for survivors or better for the person dying?

deivca is pondering a question this morning… please let her explain the scenario, 1st:

Inline & Roller Skating - Amazon_comA work friend died yesterday. she was a few years older than dievca. The friend worked at a different location, so dievca didn’t see her all the time.  dievca did see the friend in the summer and she looked a bit tired and thin, but her friend was thin to begin with. The friend was moving well and rollerblading consistently to work.

In September the friend asked dievca for a favor and it was to be turned back over in November. Not anymore.

No one knew the friend was sick, she just died.

It was cancer.

The workplace is reeling because this person was kind, happy, and caring. Lovely to everyone.

No one knows what happened.  Was it diagnosed Stage 4? did she decide to pass on chemo? was it so aggressive there was no time? had she been battling it for a while and told no one but her family?

Back to dievca’s pondering…

Is it better to let people know about your illness or say nothing?

A quick death might be better for the terminally ill person, but doesn’t allow people to say Good-Bye.
(You don’t have to explain your condition, your treatment plans, deal with everyone feeling sorry for you, etc.)

A longer process allows people to connect with the terminally ill person but extends their trauma.
(People will keep asking what is going on, what the treatment plan is, ask how you are feeling, maybe offer pity, etc.)

OK, multiple questions. Tough questions.

No matter what the answers, it does bring to mind the phrase, “My Body – My Choice.”


30 minutes, just give me 30 minutes~

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How long does it take you to come alive in the morning?

Master wanders around in a daze for awhile and then He gets His coffee.  It takes about 2 cups.

dievca? Coffee or no coffee – needs 30 minutes.
Don’t talk to her, don’t ask questions, don’t offer pleasantries.
Just No.

And you?


Back to normal irritations and solutions~

Jennifer Anniston Friends Runny NoseLooks like Life is getting back to normal when people are  dealing with the common cold, rather than COVID-19.

Master flew back with a stuffed up nose. He had been hanging out with some super fun Tots on Halloween. They shared their daycare wealth~

Before His return and across the country, dievca’s nose started to leak. she’s drinking as many fluids as she can get down her gullet.

It looks like dievca will be making soup for everyone. Chicken Soup for herself and  Jambalaya (Creole) for Master. He’s better at drinking water than dievca, so He can do a “thicker” soup.

Creole Jambalaya is less thick than Cajun Jambalaya because of less browning and added tomatoes.

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1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 bell peppers, chopped
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut 1″ pieces
1 tsp. dried oregano
6 oz. andouille sausage, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. tomato paste
2 c. chicken broth
1 (15-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1 c. long grain rice
2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning (modify to your heart’s content – dievca has Old Bay handy)
1 lb. frozen seafood or shrimp (or 1 lb fresh shrimp)
2 green onions, thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS
In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and bell peppers and season with salt and pepper.
Cook until soft, about 5 minutes, then stir in chicken and season with salt, pepper, and oregano. Cook until the chicken is golden, about 5 minutes, then stir in andouille sausage, garlic, and tomato paste and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more.

Add chicken broth, frozen seafood/shrimp, crushed tomatoes, rice, and Old Bay. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover with a tight-fitting lid, and cook until the rice is tender and the liquid is almost absorbed for about 20 minutes.

(If you have fresh uncooked shrimp – add the shrimp and cook until pink, 3 to 5 minutes.)
Stir in green onions just before serving. Serve with crusty bread.


Clocks Fall Back in the USA, tomorrow. Daylight Saving Time

What would happen if Congress abolished daylight saving time (or kept it going all year long)?

Blogger and cartographer Andy Woodruff decided to visualize this with a great series of maps.

The goal of these maps is to show how abolishing daylight saving time, extending it all year, or going with the status quo changes the number of days we have “reasonable” sunrise and sunset times.

Reasonable is the sun rising at 7 am or earlier or setting after 5 pm, as defined by Woodruff.

This is what the map looks like under the status quo of twice-yearly clock shifts. A lot of people have unreasonable sunrise times (the dark spots) for much of the year:

Daylight saving time as currently observed.Andy Woodruff

Things would change if daylight saving were abolished (that is, if we just stuck to the time set in the winter all year). It’s better, particularly on the sunrise end:

If daylight saving time were abolished.Andy Woodruff

Here’s what would happen if daylight saving were always in effect. The sunrise situation would actually be worse for most people. But many more people would enjoy after-work light.

If daylight saving time were always in effect.Andy Woodruff

Note: The length of light we experience each day wouldn’t actually change; that’s determined by the tilt of Earth’s axis. But we would experience it in times more accommodating for our modern world.

Be sure to check out the interactive version of these maps on Woodruff’s website.

In 2015, Stromberg made the compelling case that the daylight saving time shift into the evening should be extended year-round. Having more light later could benefit us in a surprising number of ways:

  • People engage in more leisure activities after work than beforehand, so we’d likely do more physical activity over sedentary leisure activities. Relatedly, studies show that kids get more exercise when the sun is out later in the evening.
  • Stromberg also cites some evidence that robberies decrease when there’s more sun in the evening hours.
  • There could be economic gains, since people “take short trips, and buy things after work — but not before — so a longer DST slightly increases sales,” he writes.

A “Thank You” to VOX and Andy Woodruff.


What she wore ~

The day of the La Pavillon dinner was cooler, so the floral dress option was off the table. Something a bit warmer would be necessary for comfort:

  • Autumn Cashmere Green Ribbed Knit Dress ($52 on sale OutNet)

  • Khaite Patent Leather Thigh-Hi Sedona Boots ($550 on sale SSENSE)

  • Vintage Missoni Textured Tan Knit Trench ($120 eBay)

  • Lily and Lionel Paisley Cashmere Scarf ($150 on sale Neiman Marcus)

  • Reed Krakoff Snakeskin Ayers Clutch ($75 RealReal)

Its been a long time since dievca has truly put on make-up, so that was a bit of a trick…

La Pavillon NYC:  The FOOD was amazing!  Everything was well-done and 3/4 of it was unique and spectacular.  The cost was about $200 per person, but dievca feels that the food and the atmosphere were worth it. Note: the menu evolves with food availbility, so sharing her dinner choices won’t help another diner in the future.


Accentuating the A**

Sheer Panty Ass

OR

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Swiss Dot Options!


A little D/s with your Tea?

Roger Michell Lustre Pottery Teapot 1976

Roger Michell (1947–2018) was a British studio potter, artist, book illustrator, writer, and poet.
Michell designed various items of Carltonware – He was most known for designing Walking Ware, a tea set on legs with oversized Mary Jane shoes – in the 70s & 80s, then set up his own Studio line of lustreware. Thousands of these tea sets were sold, either hand made from Lustre Pottery studio or manufactured by Carltonware in Stoke-on-Trent.


Chains with Loren Stewart

14kt yellow gold baby chubbie chain earrings from LOREN STEWART featuring hinge-pin fastening, huggie hoop design, chain-link detailing for pierced ears.

A subtle BONDAGE touch.


Coffee with a dead friend.

The ghost is drinking coffee

Everybody knows the secular holiday of Halloween. But not everybody knows it derives from a Holy Day, All Saints’ Day on Nov. 1, which is followed by All Souls’ Day on Nov. 2.

The root word of Halloween is ‘’hallow’’  which means ‘’holy.’’ The suffix “een” is an abbreviation of “evening.” It refers to the Eve of All Hallows, the night before the Christian Holy Day that honors saintly people from the past.

All Saints is a celebration of the communion of saints, those people we believe are in heaven.

All Souls’ Day is a day to pray for all souls.

Where is dievca going with this on a COFFEE MONDAY MORNING?

she realized that she would really like to get a coffee and sit down and have a chat with a dead friend. The friend she went to College with, the friend who loved the Fine Young Cannibals and the Cure, the friend with whom she caused a lot of trouble with, the friend who didn’t pass judgement, the friend who dealt with Gall Bladder Cancer then Pancreatic Cancer with grace.

Do you have anyone you would like to have coffee with?

All Soul’s Day would be the Day.

dievca will hit her friend’s favorite coffee shop in NYC tomorrow.

The graveside chat will be something for next year.