Links with Machete Jewelry

dievca saw the following photo somewhere – liked the outfit and then focussed on the necklace.
Chains, chunky, YES!

Getty Images: Katie Holmes 07/2020

So, dievca went hunting for the necklace and found it could be pre-ordered at http://www.ShopMachete.com

Master was looking for a Birthday gift for His dievca and she told him about the necklace. she also mentioned an anklet.

The chains can be interchanged. The Gold large link can be removed, the anklet added to make a larger necklace – interchangeable parts to make things interesting.

Features:

  • Heavyweight. 14k Gold & Sterling Silver Plated Brass
  • Handmade and engraved logo
  • Removable links to add and subtract for a longer necklace or create a bracelet

Some other pieces from the brand:

ABOUT
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, MACHETE is a line of eco-conscious, affordable jewelry & accessories for everyday wear. MACHETE is frequently featured with Vogue, Bazaar, Instyle, Atelier Doré, and throughout publications worldwide.

Known for our Tortoise acetate disc earrings and patterns, the cellulose acetate & bio-acetate we source is high quality and non-petroleum based. Cellulose acetate and bio-acetate are natural and renewable materials, providing an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based materials. All of our jewelry is stored and shipped in custom, eco-friendly UVA zip bags for convenient storing & organizing your MACHETE collections.

Due to the high quality and natural material of our tortoise shell, each pattern is unique and may vary. All of our metals are comprised of recycled brass & ethically sourced silver & gold. Our earring posts are made from hypoallergenic stainless steel, sterling silver, or solid gold.

THE DESIGNER
Jennifer J Matchett, Founder, Designer, and Creative Director of MACHETE, graduated with a degree in Art History from Gainesville, Florida. Inspired by her collections of antique and vintage jewelry, she began creating pieces out of vintage Italian acetate. Jennifer quickly became widely known for her Tortoise acetate disc earrings and was profiled with Vogue in 2017. She currently works alongside her husband Cale, and their small team in the Atlanta area.

GIVING BACK
MACHETE and its team proudly contribute continued support to the following organizations:

The CFDA Foundation, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, SCAD Design for Sustainability Scholarship, Every Mother Counts, Human Rights First, Global Fund For Women, Center for Reproductive Rights, The Joyful Hearts Foundation, Safe Horizon, End the Backlog, Women’s March, Everytown for Gun Safety, EarthJustice, National Parks Foundation, 1% for the Planet.

RESPONSIBILITY
MACHETE is committed to being ecologically and environmentally responsible. We work to reduce our impact on the environment by practicing waste reduction in our offices and production area.


Lingerie with Kim Novak

I had a lot of resentment for a while toward Kim Novak.
But I don’t mind her anymore. She’s okay. We’ve become friends.
I even asked her before this trip for some beauty tips.

Kim Novak


Sharkchaser – Baby’s got a new brand of bag

Sharkchaser Big Bubble Bag Emerald Green Goat $1150 (click photo for link)

Details
– 100% goat leather
– Double handle shoulder strap
– Suede interior
– Detachable internal pocket with cell phone radiation protective lining and zip closure
– Internal pocket doubles as a separate bag with its own shoulder strap
– Metal zip pull with logo

Sizing
– Measures: 40cm x 34cm / 15 3/4” x 13 3/8”
– Shoulder strap drop: 23cm / 9”
– Internal pocket/bag measures: 35.5cm x 25.5cm / 14” x 10”
– Internal pocket/bag shoulder strap drop: 29cm / 11 1/2”


S H A R K C H A S E R is a New York-based luxury handbag company. Founder and Creative Director Victoria Grantham’s desire was to ultimately create an object of beauty, that allows you to move through your diverse worlds and experiences with confidence, ease and style.

S H A R K C H A S E R derives its name from the “Shark Chaser” repellent, a survival kit first issued by the US Navy and Air Force during World War II. Comprised of copper salts and dye in a large cloth tea bag, it deterred potential shark attacks.

S H A R K C H A S E R handbags have been designed with a unique, independently tested and approved, radiation shielding fabric that will protect your body from 99.99% of the electric fields and radio frequencies that cell phones emit.


Pearls of Wisdom – a quest

dievca’s Mom had a lovely little Tahitian pearl ring for years that she wore on her pinky. She had gotten it from dievca’s Dad when they went on a trip to Hawaii and left the kids with their Slovak Grandparents. Umm, it was a moment when Grandma made cow’s brains and tried to pass them off as scrambled eggs….dievca was 5 years old and still remembers ~

Anyways,
dievca’s Mom lost the lovely green pearl ring.

So, dievca has randomly looked for a replacement on and off throughout the years.
Her latest search started here:

Round! the shape of the pearl should be round.

That knocked this beauty out of contention.

And this one has an asymmetrical setting – nope. 

The color of the pearl Mom lost was black-green:

On this one the setting is too high, the pearl is too grey:

dievca was concerned with the quality of the pearl, but not too worried about it.

The green of this pearl is nice and the 14K white gold pops, but that setting is very intricate.

dievca loved this ring, but it was very expensive- from Denmark and not a good replacement for the lost ring.

Again, an interesting setting – but rose gold? Limiting.

So, as dievca was looking at various rings on eBay, the RealReal, Jewelers, etc – she realized that it is hard to find a smaller Tahitian pearl. They run more consistently in the 11 and 12 mm range. dievca was aiming for 8 or 9 mm.

 

So, the criteria  loosely became:

  • Round Pearl
  • 8mm
  • Green color
  • Lower profile setting
  • Silver-colored band
  • Symmetrical band

Voila!

David Yurman Petite Tahitian Ring Sterling Silver 18K gold Neiman Marcus $495

There are a number of this David Yurman ring out there on the web, but the pearls run from grey to blue and settings are holding a larger pearl. dievca found hers on eBay with an 8mm dark green pearl – it came from a southern Jewelry store.

Not quite Mom’s ring, but Master loves it.

Pearls are organic gemstones that are vulnerable to acid, alkaline and extremes of humidity. To preserve your pearls’ radiance, avoid letting them come into contact with cosmetics, hair spray, or perfume. Always put on your jewelry as a final touch, after applying make-up and styling hair.
The pearl’s lustre can also be harmed by perspiration. To prevent this, before returning your pearls to the jewelry box, wipe them gently with a soft cloth.


Bling Bras with Dolce & Gabbana

Costume jewelry is not made to give women an aura of wealth, but to make them beautiful.
~Coco Chanel

Jewelry takes people’s minds off your wrinkles.
~Sarah Phillips


Summer’s Final Hurrah

“When summer gathers up her robes of glory,
And, like a dream, glides away.”

— Sarah Helen Whitman


An end of Season chance to sunbathe in the nude.
Yes, please!
dievca is in.
she hasn’t been to the beach this Summer,
so a house on a lake surrounded by woods will do nicely.
Warm in the sun, cool at night.
Perfect!


Hmm-could these be worked into the closet?

Michael Kors Collection Catherine Python-embossed Cuffed Heel

Maybe with:

OK – looks like there are options!


feeling good over 50 (lingerie)

Look, I never had my waist disappear…
until now.
Are those wrinkles on my upper stomach?
yes.
Ok, I am eating better and less, why am I holding weight?
metabolism slow down.
I used to be flexible, why did I tear my calf?
estrogen depletion.

Is there hope?

Yes. Confidence. Attitude and Lingerie you feel good wearing.

Thank Goodness.


Knix – a Canadian Brand

It’s hard to believe but we actually have 4 decades of women in this campaign. We have women in their 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. And every single one of them is just owning their super power which is being genuine and authentic to who they are.


David Koma: Interesting, Interesting, Interesting and…NO

Patent leather, sheer tulle, sequins with an o-ring – sounds good!

dievca knows that Gingham is “IN”, but she is not interested in this piece:

David Koma Velvet-trimmed houndstooth stretch-jersey and tulle bodysuit

DAVID KOMA
After refining his craft at Central St. Martins, David Koma worked as Mugler’s Creative Director before turning the focus back to his eponymous label. A firm fixture on the red carpet, the designer counts everyone from Beyoncé to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as fans of his impactful, polished eveningwear

All pieces about available at Net-A-Porter for pre-order


A pill to make it better~

As dievca sits here with a heating pad on her calves and ice on her knee…
wouldn’t it be lovely to just take a pill to make it better?
What is it?
Aging.

 

Judith Leiber Prescription Crystal Pillbox SAKS $795 (click photo)


Between dusk and the dawn….


summer heat abates
zephyrs cross the window sash
darkness settles the spirit
quietude
until the new day

Photos: dievca, NYC 08/2020

Lavender Fields of Summer (lingerie)

“There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lulled in these flowers with dances and delight.”
–SHAKESPEARE, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Myla Lingerie: Lavender Fields

Lavender flowers are known to represent purity, silence, devotion serenity, grace, and calmness. In addition to the flower’s significance, its purple color also comes with great symbolism. Purple is the color of royalty and speaks of elegance, refinement, and luxury.
Lavender is an herb. The flower and the oil of lavender are used to make medicine. Lavender is commonly used for anxiety, stress, and insomnia. It is also used for depression, dementia, pain after surgery, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support many of these uses. If nothing else,
Myla Lingerie’s Lavender Fields set may assist your sexual health!


Simple Presentation: Naked, Heels and Gotan Project

Manolo Blahnik Callas 90 red patent leather slingbacks

People walk differently in high heels.
Your body sways to a different kind of tempo.     

Manolo Blahnik

 


He’s home, He’s home, He’s home

Photo: Jon Stars, Prospect Park NY w Nicola Collie

Your Master arrived safely.
The humidity has broken.
D/s outside might be an option.
Joy!


Something of Use: Hiding the Fish Oil

dievca kept hiding the large ugly bottle of Fish Oil pills in her cupboard,
taking a pill once a week…maybe.

That’s not an effective way to ingest a Fish Oil supplement.
It needs to be taken 3 times a day with meals.
Changing containers and leaving the pills on the countertop has made a world of difference.
Much more elegant, much more apt to work.

Something of use!

Healthline: 13 Important Benefits of Taking Fish Oil Supplements

Omega-3s contribute to normal brain and eye development. They fight inflammation and may help prevent heart disease and a decline in brain function.

As fish oil contains a lot of omega-3s, those at risk of these disorders can benefit from taking it.

However, eating whole foods is almost always better than taking supplements, and eating two portions of oily fish per week can provide you with enough omega-3s.

In fact, fish is as effective as fish oil — if not more so — at preventing many diseases.

That said, fish oil supplements are a good alternative if you don’t eat a lot of fish.


“I have got a face as well, you know.” ~ Sabrina


Norma Ann Sykes: British Bombshell defying gravity in Lingerie


A 🍑 plan for your Sir or Madame


dievca’s plan to be a feast for the eyes and the tummy came to fruition, last week.
she offered up her peaches to her Master. Perhaps you might be interested, too.

First up was the ICONE VeraCruz lingerie set:

Followed by a peach bottom:

Finishing with fresh-baked peach crisp:

Click photo for recipe

A fitting Summer send off for your Sir or Madame!
dievca’s Master loved it.

 


Not Quite – but very nice, indeed.

dievca is still on the hunt for  Chrissie Hynde’s Collar.
In the meantime, this BLUE NILE sterling silver padlock necklace can add a hint of BDSM to one’s daily Life.


This edgy, BLUE NILE, sterling silver necklace has a working padlock that functions as the clasp.
Wear it layered or on its own, this necklace is a fun and stylish flair in your wardrobe.

Metal
Sterling Silver

Chain Length
18.0 inches

Width
1/4 inch

Approximate Weight
29.03 grams

MSRP $195.00


Inexpensive, Handmade, Socially Responsible Lingerie

Working with handblocked fabric designs and upcycled Sari silk,
Brothersindia on Etsy offers handmade goods from Jaipur, India.

Summer weight Cotton Kimonos –
-prices range from $39.99 to $42.99 with free shipping:

Or upcycled elegance with Sari Silk Kimonos –
-prices range from $44.99 to $59.99:

Elegance in Aftercare


Annelise Michelson BDSM jewelry collars

Perhaps not subtle – but an elegant way to honor your Sir or Madam with Style. Something that can be a signature piece with a hidden BDSM message. Ranging from 100 Euro to 500 Euro. Made in France.

A Parisienne of South African heritage, Annelise Michelson founded her eponymous brand in 2012, immediately positioning herself as a free spirit in the highly codified world of high-end jewelry. Couture-esque, her collections are at once glamorous and sculptural… An artist first and foremost, she sees her pieces like talismans, loaded with beauty and channeling strength and self-confidence. Her jewels aren’t just ‘accessories’, they are designed to dress the wearer, placing design and inspired volumes firmly in the spotlight. From the very beginning, Annelise’s bold vision resonated with many including the likes of Rihanna, Juliette Binoche, Zoe Kravitz, Robin Wright, and Leandra Cohen, allowing the house to blossom quickly. Constantly evolving and growing, today Annelise Michelson counts more than ten collections to its name including the evocatively titled Drapée, Déchaînée, Wire and Vertigo capsules.


Bombshell in lingerie: Mamie van Doren

I truly believe that one of the reasons why I look and feel so well
is because I’ve very few inhibitions.

I don’t care about age.
Life is too short to worry about what other people think. ~Mamie van Doren


It is possible that blondes also prefer gentlemen.
~ Mamie van Doren


Who’s that Lady?

or maybe you prefer the original

What type of Sex Bomb are you? (click)

PS. The lady is Mamie van Doren


luxurious bondage


Explore bondage play at its most opulent with The Model Traitor’s hand-finished pleasure tools. Crafted from sumptuously soft Italian leather, each delectable item is finished with a soft fur upper and shimmering brass hardware for a beautifully tactile bondage experience.

Featuring a sumptuous suede-lined leather handle and durable brass chain, this lead connects to your favorite collar or restraint for sensual BDSM exploration. The strong, multi-directional brass lobster clip keeps your plaything firmly in place, and can be quickly unclipped should you wish to change to something new.

The Model Traitor is a London-based collaborative collection by renowned corsetry designer Sian Hoffman, and fine artist Valentina Piras. Every single piece is expertly crafted at their London Discipline Atelier and distinguishable by its use of irresistible materials and polished brass hardware.
Model Traitor O-Ring Collar and Lead can be found at Coco de Mer.


le papillon


Something perfect for a submissive’s Presentation Outfit
SS2014 Jean Paul Gaultier runway show featuring Dita von Teese
offers glamour with a bit of whimsey.


Something of Use + Fantasy: Sexy in an Apron

Do you own an apron? Do you use it while BBQ-ing or baking?
dievca has never owned one. she’s not sure of what she is missing Her friends have laughed at her and asked what she does for dinner parties.
she cooks, changes, and hopes for the best afterward.

What about an Apron as a D/s Presentation Outfit?

Hmm, could be interesting but one might need to be careful when sitting or leaning against the countertop.

dievca found the apron she wants:

The RE/DONE | Levi’s Denim Apron is created from scraps of vintage Levi’s, reducing production waste and creating functional, machine washable, and collectible kitchen-wear. Each apron is upcycled using a waterless process from unique vintage materials and is completely one-of-a-kind.

The shades of indigo will differ from the product image due to each item being one-of-a-kind. Twenty percent of sales will be donated to the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation. RE/done


Lovely Logo Lingerie

Gucci Lingerie & Hosiery for Women - Shop Now at Farfetch

  • Gucci
  • pale pink
  • GG logo
  • Self: 83% polyamide, 17% elastan
  • Embroidery: 90% cotton 10% poly
  • Made in Italy
  • Hand wash
  • Elastic waistband with logo webbing detail
  • Embroidered logo detail throughout
  • Scalloped trim
  • MSRP $1100 for the set
  • Forward.com


Simple, direct


Exactly where your Sir wants you to be


To Summer

To Summer

William Blake – 1757-1827

O Thou who passest thro’ our vallies in
Thy strength, curb thy fierce steeds, allay the heat
That flames from their large nostrils! thou, O Summer,
Oft pitched’st here thy golden tent, and oft
Beneath our oaks hast slept, while we beheld
With joy, thy ruddy limbs and flourishing hair.

Beneath our thickest shades we oft have heard
Thy voice, when noon upon his fervid car
Rode o’er the deep of heaven; beside our springs
Sit down, and in our mossy vallies, on
Some bank beside a river clear, throw thy
Silk draperies off, and rush into the stream:
Our vallies love the Summer in his pride.

Our bards are fam’d who strike the silver wire:
Our youth are bolder than the southern swains:
Our maidens fairer in the sprightly dance:
We lack not songs, nor instruments of joy,
Nor echoes sweet, nor waters clear as heaven,
Nor laurel wreaths against the sultry heat.


Paradiseuse

Lingerie for Curves

Coco de Mer Paradiseus Slip Anthracite (click photo)

Allow anthracite lace to envelop your curves in the Paradiseus Slip. Whisper soft silk covers and supports your breasts, overlapped by the deep eyelash scallop of the Paradiseus lace. The lace continues down the rest of the silhouette, adorning the body in intricately detailed decoration.


Dripping in Gold


Harlow and Fox Persephone_Cassiopeia Beaded Gold Robe / Kimono
Please note this item is made to order; please allow up to 8 weeks for your garment to be made for you.
$1599.00

Breathtaking cascades of hand-beaded gold glass trailing fringe beads and pearls drench the body with pure decadence in the Cassiopeia gold beaded robe; with all seams luxuriously bound in gold silk. Worn alone, the sheer tulle beneath offers glimpses of the skin, or pair with either black or almond silk lining robes to create a more opaque finish. The luxurious beaded robe could also be worn over a simple evening dress for a jaw-dropping outerwear look.

The one review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Completely Decadent!
This robe is the most decadent, fabulous thing I own! It’s even more beautiful in person, dripping with strings of glistening gold beads made for twirling.

Fit-wise the size M is the same as the other H&F robes I own. The color of the beads is a lovely soft gold with pearls at the end. The beads are securely sewn on individually to the tulle base. I imagine styling it over both lingerie and as outerwear over a cream jumpsuit for a winter white ensemble for the ballet.