Presentation Inspiration – Longline Corset

Standard Corset = Long at the front but not the sides: Standard length corsets work for women with a torso length of about 8″ or more (seated measurement).

Long Corset = Long or “longline” corsets will need a torso length of about 11″ or more (while seated) to allow the wearer to sit while corseted.

Glynis Johns – Longline Corset and Stockings

Thinking of a Presentation Outfit for Master.
He has a deep fondness for corsets.

This is a longline black lace corset with stocking and cage heels. Curled hair and a deep-colored lip. The only problem? dievca has a short waist, so she may not be able to sit down.

Time to get searching.


Oysho – Portuguese Lingerie

Oysho S/S 2017

dievca has been wandering around Lisbon, looking at storefronts, running into nothing which is Portuguese: Zara, Benetton, H&M, Nike, Intimissimi, etc.

Then she was reading about the Portuguese lace industry and learned that Oysho is a Portuguese brand that has supported the local lace industry, in the past. This year, they are showing more sporty, classic styles and dievca will be taking a look for everyday wear. Not as much lace.

Correction…though the Oysho used Portuguese lace for one of their collections…it turns out to be a Spanish brand. dievca is still looking for the Portuguese brands.

A stop at the shop is planned and dievca will let you know if anything is purchased – but today is “Beach Day” and dievca needs to put on her bikini (!) and pack her bag.


Lingerie Inspiration: Ann-Margret

I always think that age is a natural progression, and I’m ready for it. Whatever. I’m going to be the best 85-year-old that I can be if I’m still around.

Ann-Margret


Hmmm- in the mood to watch Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men.


Feeling a Need


Marskinryypy – Sassy and connected

Embers Glow

DETAILS
Leather: Goatskin
Patent leather
Gold-tone chain straps
Strappy silhouette
Stiletto heel
Buckle at ankle
Open toe
Leather sole
Heel: 4in / 99mm
Made in Italy

With shoes in the leading role,
acting as confidence catalyst and mood engine,
Marskinryyppy offers an experience.

This was the motive that Texan-born designer Nicole Brundage had when she launched the brand for SS15.
Nicole’s career trajectory began with a Stanford degree, followed by fashion training at the Istituto di Marangoni, and working as a clothing designer for designers Giorgio Armani and Zac Posen. It was in her first-time collaboration designing shoes with Manolo Blahnik for Zac Posen that she decided to move to Italy and launch her own eponymous line, Nicole Brundage (debut fw2006) and Acrobats of God (debut SS2010).

Over the course of these years, she simultaneously consulted as a shoe designer for fashion houses such as Ferragamo, Hogan, and Furla. These experiences gained her inherent understanding of seductive and playful elegance that is Marskinryyppy.

Note: Marskin ryyppy (lit. The Marshal’s drink/shot; Swedish: Marskens snaps) is a strong alcoholic drink of Finnish origin, served as a schnapps.


Alighieri: Precious as a Pearl

For she doth make my veins and pulses tremble.”
― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

London-based designer Rosh Mahtani read French and Italian at Oxford University before establishing Alighieri, and it’s her studies of Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ that the brand takes its name from and that inspires her collections.

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  • Clasp fastening at back
  • Freshwater pearls: Singapore
  • Made in England


Bon Voyage! cashmere travel set – something useful

BARNEYS NEW YORK Cashmere Blanket Travel Set

“The only fresh blankets I ever saw were on an originating first flight in the morning in a provisioning city.” ~  a Flight Attendent

Don’t be fooled by any plastic packaging over those blankets either. In the year 2000, the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees accused some of its clients of repackaging their blankets without ever cleaning them, Bravo reported. A few years later, The Wall Street Journal released a report explaining that most airlines only clean their blankets every five to 30 days.

And, in 2017, comedian Nicole Byer shared the horrifying tale of her flight on Delta when she found a piece of human feces inside her first class blanket.

Moral of the story, if you really want to stay warm on your next flight it may be best to bring your own blanket. Here are three easy to pack blankets to ensure you’re only covering yourself in your own germs.

via Travel + Leisure, STACEY LEASCA


Lisa Perry  Coloblocked Cashmere Travel sets in Orange and Green
(dievca has green)

BARNEYS NEW YORK Camouflage Cashmere Travel Throw & Eye Mask set

Items available at Barneys Warehouse
Beyond travel? The eye mask can be used for your D/s play and the blanket for aftercare.