One for the money, two for the show is half of a rhyme used as a countdown to begin a task. The entire rhyme is: one for the money, two for the show, three to make ready and four to go. Children have used this little poem since the mid-1800s as a countdown to starting a race or competition. A famous variation of the rhyme is found in the 1955 popular song Blue Suede Shoes written by Carl Perkins: “Well, it’s one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now go, cat, go.”
Feeling the Blue Suede?
“I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.”
— Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner) in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
As the wind whips across the Island of Manhattan –
dievca is dreaming of Flowers with Dolce and Gabbana!
SIMONE PÉRÈLE Pensée lace-trimmed silk-blend satin kimono and slip in Red. Not quite the Gorgeous Red La Perla, but the price is quite a bit more reasonable. The OutNet is now out-of-stock, but if you Google the name, you can still find it. It also comes in Blush Pink and Ivory.
dievča is 1/2 дівчинка, but she never really thinks of herself as Ukrainian. she looks like her Dad’s Slovak side of the family (which is — well, maybe, not quite as beautiful as her Mother’s Ukrainian side…).
What prompted these musings?
dievca’s Mom took a turn for the worse and her cousins are coming out of the woodwork to tell her Mom that they love her. Singing Ukrainian songs, sending photos of her Mother to dievca. It is sad and lovely at the same time. The photos shared show that dievca doesn’t really look like her Mom other than the pointy chin which pokes Master’s chest, the color of her eyes (grey), and her voice.
If dievca can’t really look Ukrainian, maybe she could was seek a way to feel more Ukrainian – so she started looking for a vyshyvanka:
Then she remembered that she has this Ulla Johnson blouse – one is enough:
since dievca has worn a sweeping Nightgown for her Master. This 1930’s Elegant Nightgown Vintage Pattern would be lovely to recreate. Too bad dievca doesn’t have a sewing machine. She’ll just have to wear something vintge-like from her lingerie closet (Mary Green Silk Nightgown in Red):
Buffed faux-leather heels in black. Embossed detailing at round toe. Curb chain ankle strap with lanyard clasp fastening in gold-tone. Tonal covered block heel. Faux-leather sole in tan. Approx. 3.5″ heel.
Made from cruelty-free, non-animal materials.
Supplier color: Black
Upper: synthetic. Sole: synthetic.
Made in Italy.
Available on sale at SSENSE.
You’ll be ready to SWING!
Master has been interested in opening Presents this Season –
La Perla may be able to help.
The days are getting LONGER! Hurrah! Hurrah!
Something in the color of hope might speak to the New Year:
NORMA KAMALI BONDED SHAWL COLLAR COAT
Slight bell sleeve
Oversized shawl collar
Shawl collar can be wrapped as a hood
4-way stretch Velvet.
Composition: 92% polyester 8% spandex
For the long life of this easy care style, please follow the directions: cold water wash, cool dry line dry, do not dry clean.
Ships Feb. 6th, 2022
After seeing this fabric and color, dievca’s Camo Shawl Collared Coat might not make the cut anymore….
What do you think?
We have not wings, we cannot soar;
But we have feet to scale and climb
By slow degrees, by more and more,
The cloudy summits of our time.
The mighty pyramids of stone
That wedge-like cleave the desert airs,
When nearer seen and better known,
Are but gigantic flights of stairs.
The distant mountains, that uprear
Their solid bastions of the skies,
Are crossed by pathways that appear
As we to higher levels rise.
The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.
(from The Ladder of St. Augustine)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882), American poet and educator.
Etching: Jane Dickson
(American b. 1952)
dievca won an auction and became the lucky owner of Jane Dickson’s Stairwell.
What she sees in it is perseverance.
Art speaks in different ways – another person recommended the song “Following” by ChungKing to be played while viewing the etching for a different perspective.
As Omicron moves into NYC – venues and events are being closed/canceled. dievca’s Holiday Gala was an early casualty. Too bad it was canceled after she had bought the dress…
Here was the plan:
–Dries van Noten Red Drape Dress
–John Galliano Heels
–Perrin Le Rond Bag Blue
–Ben-Amun Cabochon Earrings
–Vintage Emerald Ring
–Dainty Dagger Sapphire Ring
OK, Plan B – wear the dress to Master’s and have a smaller personal Gala!
The Adjustable Bondage Angela is the ultimate in Bordelle bondage luxe, with total adjustability to flatter every curve. This piece is made up of over 150 24k gold-plated components. Each dress takes a whole day to make! Limited edition colourway – Eden. $1094.00
- Satin elastic dress in rich Eden
- Signature satin elastic strapping
- Adjustable through the back
- Includes suspender clips; wear with garters or stockings
- 24k gold plated zip fastening
- Made up of 140 24k gold-plated components
Care and Composition:
Elastic: 89% Polyamide, 11% Elastane.
Delicate hand wash separately.
Have you seen the Tabletop Fireplaces?
- Offers all the benefits of a regular sized fireplace in a compact, portable design
- Suitable for indoor or outdoor use
- Utilizes isopropyl alcohol for a clean burn that doesn’t create soot and is safe to eat over
- Built from a nearly magical cement material that doesn’t overheat or crumble after hours of exposure to heat
- With only five ounces of isopropyl alcohol, you can achieve 50 minutes of burn time
- Excellent accent piece in the home to add functional ambiance
- The FLIKR Personal Fireplace is $99
You can also build your own DIY tabletop Fireplace:
An ethanol fireplace (also bio-ethanol fireplace, bio fireplace), is a type of fireplace which burns ethanol fuel. They are often installed without a chimney. Ethanol for these fires is often marketed as bioethanol (ethanol produced from biomass).
A simple glass ethanol burner or spirit lamp The main part of the fireplace is the burner. The burner is a container filled with fuel – in this case a thick glass votive. It is surrounded by glass marbles and glass pieces held in a concrete container.
In dievca’s case: she doesn’t have a car, so getting to a Wal-Mart or Michael’s for the pieces is awkward. If you have a car – the process will be much easier and cheaper to make the fireplace, rather than purchasing one online.
BTW: Ethanol fireplaces should be operated with care, since ethanol is highly flammable, and severe burn accidents can happen, mostly while refilling or lighting the fireplace, even when safety instructions are followed. Emissions from ethanol fireplaces include carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, volatile organic compounds, and particulate emissions, which are released into the room.
Ethanol fireplaces — irrespective of the type of fuel used — are a source of fine and ultrafine particles and have a considerable influence on the quality of the indoor air; ventilation reduces the effect. Ethanol may also generate odors. Burning hydrocarbons causes indoor air pollution. Emissions include airborne particulate matter (such as black carbon) and nitrogen oxides. These harm health; some forms of fuel are more harmful than others.
Master has been into stockings lately. dievca has been working them with a garter belt, no garter belt (stay-ups), chemise, slip, soft corset. etc. Is your Sir or Madame into a certain presenation mode? XO
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):
The back is black leather and the interior is lined in linen.
Here are some other options:
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.
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.
colour of chain strap: silver
chain shoulder strap
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″
Chain length 100cm-39.5″
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
From entomo- + -phile; hence literally “insect-loving”.
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.
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.
to assist Your submissive with their corset?
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.
Swiss Dot Options!
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.
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.
Artist and photographer,made several sadomasochistic photos in his career in the 1920s and 1930s. He was a devotee to the works of the Marquis de Sade, and created portraits of the Marquis. Man Ray was one of many artists seeking truth through extreme mental and physical states.
Man Ray’s 1930 Gloved Figure exemplifies the relationship between sadomasochism and mysticism. The photograph features a figure clad in suede elbow-length gloves, and a matching suede mask. The mask and gloves have been carefully constructed out of the same light-coloured suede material and appear to fit snugly over the model’s face and hands, suggesting that they were made specifically for this shoot based on the model’s exact measurements. The model’s hands are pulled above their head and are attached to a metal chain hanging from the ceiling with a pair of handcuffs. The model is clearly in the masochistic position, their sense of sight and hearing deprived by the mask and their ability to move severely, if not completely, hindered by the handcuffs and chain, which leaves them seemingly suspended from the ceiling.
Man Ray made a strong connection between artistic prowess and masculine prowess, specifically power over women; the bohemian machismo.
Created in 1930, the Fetishistic Mise-en-scène for William Seabrook series was considered so perverse it was only widely released to the public in 1994. As the title suggests, the series was created by Man Ray at the request of Seabrook. They worked together to bring Seabrook’s fantasies to life, male voyeurism and the fetishization of lesbianism for male pleasure.
Man Ray doesn’t seem entirely comfortable with Seabrook’s world, hence the less intimate cropping. He seems to prefer his sadism to be spontaneous outbursts of passion, not the meticulously planned, “perverse” scenarios of Seabrook.
A "Thank You" to Man Ray, Audrey Warne. Peter Tupper
dievca is pretty sure that her Master doesn’t have a pair of those plaid socks – but she does know He is planning to travel in style this weekend. Too bad with COVID-19, it won’t be quite as cozy as in the past… Honestly, wouldn’t it just be nice to fly without wearing a mask?
Fleur du Mal’s Strappy Bondage line allows you to exhibit from the Rooftop! Pieces available from $85 for panties to the Strappy Bondage Suit at $225. Click the photo above to purchase.
“Let us not speak, for the love we bear one another—
Let us hold hands and look.”
She such a very ordinary little woman;
He such a thumping crook;
But both, for a moment, little lower than the angels
In the teashop’s ingle-nook.
In a Bath Teashop by Sir John Betjeman
Master appreciates corsets and stockings, but once in awhile things need to be changed up. Using the Tanga Panties above as inspiration – dievca pulled out her Simone Pérèle lingerie which works well with her curves. Her offering just happened to be orange in honor of Halloween! No stockings, as it was too warm – but it made a lovely offering of her a**.
dievca is starting to think through the outfits she might wear to Le Pavillon:
- Jade by Johnny Was Angelo Easy Dress
- See by Chloe Block Heel Ankle Strap Sandals
- Zimmerman 14K Aloha Beaded Hoop Earrings
- Jack Gomme Light Lami Cerise Backpack
This 100% silk dress is easy to throw on and works if its warm out. Master thought it was a good choice.
The last rays of summer touch my body – casting a golden glow over my skin.
Can I carry that absorbed energy within throughout the winter?
Or will it dissipate with the first snow?
Photo: John Everard 1940