Cycling the City

Irina Demick rides a bike

Looking at neighborhoods and apartments,
while wearing “real” (non-athletic wear) clothing…
dievca is channeling her inner Irina Demick.
Now if she was just biking somewhere on Holiday…
Ah, well.


chasing the blues (rain) away

Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Daddy wants to play
Rain, rain go away

Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Mommy wants to play
Rain, rain, go away

Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Brother wants to play
Rain, rain, go away

Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Sister wants to play
Rain, rain, go away

Rain, Rain, go away
Come again another day
All the family wants to play
Rain, rain, go away

Rain, Rain, Go Away Nursery Rhyme lyrics © Public Domain

Stand Maia Parka

SEK 3 500
Maia Parka is made from the new papery patent-like material with a shine. This parka has a relaxed and oversized fit and is detailed with a detachable tone-on-tone faux fur collar.
www.standofficial.com

dievca’s DKNY brown shiny raincoat bit the dust…
Here’s her replacement to help beat the April Showers~


Yes Master~ (lingerie)

“Our Truest Life Is When We Are In Dreams Awake “  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Yes Master SS 2016

Yes Master is a kind of anti-brand that abhors trends and whose iconoclastic designs often seem like a rebuke to the inherent conservatism of the fashion world. As a result it’s had an up-and-down history, veering from wacky cult label to adored tastemaker — sometimes in a single year.

It was a fluke that the Macedonian designer Igor Pacemski came into the fashion business. Trained as a scientist with a masters degree in chemistry, he was diverted by a part-time job in fashion retail. It led him to a buyer position at the London store Coco de Mer in 2002 where he fell in love with lingerie.

“Coco de Mer was at the forefront of this huge surge of interest in lingerie,” said Pacemski, who started his own label, Yes Master, for autumn/winter 2005/06. His first collection has hit the shelves of Henri Bendel in New York, Miss Lala’s Boudoir in London and Anna in Copenhagen. He admits that customers might come to him expecting a product that is “aggressive, S&M, even dark,” but most understand that the name is meant in jest.

It’s been mostly up for the past couple of years, though, thanks to YM’s introduction of swimwear to its catalogue and some very savvy collaborations with retail partners. Once known for its high-concept artsy themes, Yes Master today is more widely associated with its pop-art digital prints for youth-oriented retailers like ModCloth, Urban Outfitters and Topshop.


(Most pieces above offered at the FarFetch or Orchard Mile wesites, one from a past season)

Designer Igar Pacemski and listen to his vision of Intimates as a cultural and literary exploration into the Art of Lingerie.  The stories wrought by this  label are not immediately obvious. It takes some time to see the magic.  Each season is an evocative tableau that takes a woman on a journey to the “wrong side of good taste”.  Edgy, but with style and class, Yes Master is the quintessential British brand.

Yes Master – “Game of Thrones” Bra size M eBay, click on photo for link to purchase

A Thank You to the New York Times, LingerieTalk.com, lingeriebriefs.com


horny women lift the skirt — hmmm

You know how top “search” words pop up for review on your WordPress Administration page? The search term:

horny women lift the skirt 

came across dievca’s page.

A fascinating search link as dievca’s Master is really not interested in seeing His dievca lift her skirt in public. He prefers her to look Ladylike and presentable — showing off some lovely plumage against the backdrop of His simple and clean-lined clothing.

dievca does thinks He would be more intrigued by a unintentially skirt lift:

she can safely say that, at home, He is very interested in the subtle skirt lift:

And also a blatant horny women lift the skirt”

Louise Brooks


seeing the change in 5+ years


When dievca started this blog in 2013, there wasn’t a lot of elegance in BDSM options for a submissive to wear in private, or public. 50 Shades of Grey hadn’t come out in the movie theaters and Fetish Fashion wasn’t prevalent.

BDSM items were found on raw or shady websites, often cheaply made or repurposed from other venues:

elegant Dog Collars = elegant and sturdy Play Collars

Now, bondage is a staple of mainstream dressing – and you don’t have to check out dog collars to find an elegant Play Collar. Whereas dievca used to seek out offerings for blog posts about subtly showing your BDSM leanings – items are available from Alexander McQueen, Helmut Lang, Alyx, Maison Margiela, Alexander Wang, Lanvin, Acne Studios. Moschino etc.

The only problem? $$$

That’s why the comic above made dievca laugh…its true. XO


Swimsuit Coverup – lingerie

Myla London Vine Street jumpsuit

A swimsuit coverup is a lightweight garment which is designed to be worn over a swimsuit to protect the modesty of the wearer, provide shelter from the sun to limit exposure to harmful UV radiation, keep swimmers warm when they are out of the water and allow swimmers to transition from the beach/pool to the streets or a casual restaurant with ease. Swimsuit coverups are sold by most companies which make swimsuits, and they are often readily available in beach towns.

Old Navy Crocheted Gauze Cover up

Xhiliration Target Crochet Cover-up Black

The defining characteristic of a swimsuit coverup is that it is designed to be easily removed so that it can be taken off to swim. As a result, many coverups are loose, and they may be elasticized or tied for rapid removal. Buttons are unusual, as are zippers or snaps, which can rust if they are often exposed to water. Some swimsuit coverups are simply made from stretchy material like a jersey knit which is easy to pull on and off, with no straps or ties needed. (Myla London Swimsuits and Jersey Cover-ups below)

Sarongs and related wraps are commonly used as swimsuit coverups, as are caftans, loose flowing robes of Middle Eastern origin. (Melissa Odabash Pareo)

Camilla Caftan

Some companies make tunics which can be used as swimsuit coverups, and it is also possible to find sundresses which are designed to be worn over swimsuits, especially bikinis. Most swimsuit coverups are made for women; men usually wear board shorts and t-shirts if they want to cover up. (Loup Charmant Sundress)

 

Some women like to wear a swimsuit coverup for reasons of modesty, or because they do not want to attract attention at the beach; many women are self-conscious in public about areas of their body which are normally concealed, such as the stomach and upper thighs.

Others may use coverups which tend to show more than they hide – as a Fashion Statement. Though it’s not uncommon to view coverups as practical pieces, too. Some people use a swimsuit coverup to get warm up after a swim or to cut exposure to the sun.

ASCENO Boyfriend Shirt Cover Up

When selecting a swimsuit coverup, it can be a good idea to wear the swimsuit to make sure that the garments go well together. It’s also a good idea to find a garment which can breathe and be washed and dried in a machine, and a garment which will resist crumpling or look great with wrinkles (Cotton Gauze).

dievca finds coverups a fun piece of lingerie to purchase – they are comfortble, of nice fabrics and represent the Joy of hitting the beach or going swimming.

Can you tell dievca is desperate for the Sun?

A "Thank You" to WiseGeek.

A way to drop $600 in SoHo

dievca had to run to SoHo for a gift that could only be bought in a store located there. she rarely goes to that neighborhood and decided that she would wander into a few places that are not normally on her radar. Also, she would allow herself to splurge if she found something amazing.

Planned visits:
Peter Hermann — a great leather handbag store
BREYDO — luxury fragrances, body care, candles – where she needed to buy the gift
A.P.C. — clothing brand from France
Bershka — inexpensive clothing, Spain
Maison Close — Lingerie

Two stores that closed:
LeSportSac
DKNY

dievca stopped by COS, & Other Stories, Agent Provocateur, Karl Lagerfeld, Camper, Wolford plus Intermix on the way thru~

 

After seeing nothing interesting to buy, dievca was feeling smug — until her eyes were caught by a jewelry boutique window which offered a significant chain necklace on black velvet.

It was stunning.

she stepped in to the store and there were many lovely items which hinted at BDSM – chains, handcuffs, etc.

dievca was enticed by a simple chain ring design that came in three finishes:


she bought three rings, one in each finish — to be worn separately or stacked. A quiet nod for her submission to Master – with a slightly edgy vibe.

As dievca was paying, she realized that she had written a blog post in 2014 about this Brazilian jewelry designer, Jack Vartanian. At that time. the pieces he offered were all 14K and 18K gold — beautiful and expensive.  The pieces that dievca bought are sterling silver with 18K and rhodium finishes. Much less expensive, but still beautiful.

Check out the other pieces:

 

Black and White photos:

Client Jack Vartanian

Creative Direction Ines Néspoli

Photography Henrique Gendre

Model Cassia Ávila

Beauty Cris Biato

Retouch Matias Sinigoi