Master and dievca are not into “Knife Play” — but dievca could see herself presenting in these “knives”. Something “sharp” for Master. XO
New for Pre-AW17, these sharply pointed Knife boots are a riff on the fetishistic styles that dominated Balenciaga’s SS17 runway. They’re veiled in cobalt-blue lace and shaped to fit like a second skin, ending high on the thigh. Let the pin-thin stiletto heel lift a neatly belted trench coat to seductive new heights.
It seems like the SS17 pink version is “sold out” on net-a-porter…. so move fast!
Ties that bind
Beautiful for Summer
(Just arrived on dievca’s doorstep – it was on sale. 💋)
It was a Maine lobster town— each morning boatloads of hands pushed off for granite quarries on the islands, and left dozens of bleak white frame houses stuck like oyster shells on a hill of rock, and below us, the sea lapped the raw little match-stick mazes of a weir, where the fish for bait were trapped. Remember? We sat on a slab of rock. From this distance in time it seems the color of iris, rotting and turning purpler, but it was only the usual gray rock turning the usual green when drenched by the sea. The sea drenched the rock at our feet all day, and kept tearing away flake after flake. One night you dreamed you were a mermaid clinging to a wharf-pile, and trying to pull off the barnacles with your hands. We wished our two souls might return like gulls to the rock. In the end, the water was too cold for us.
dievca saw a pair of shorts she fell in love with (gallery at the bottom).
Yes, they were on the runway – but they are a serious investment.
dievca bought her last pair of shorts three years ago…
Here’s some of her “go to” shorts and what they cost…
…should she make the investment?
Marissa Webb “Marie” lace-up shorts in olive $398, at IfChic
“Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit.”
This encouragement was written on a wall, where I hope it remains today. The sense of the phrase is: Someday, we’ll look back on even this and smile.
dievca’s Mother told her that opals were “bad luck”. Mom never wore the opal earrings that sat in her jewelry box, in fact they are probably still sitting there…granted dievca’s Mother let her earring holes close many moons ago.
You may have heard that the opals bring bad luck and are evil stones, too. The belief has been around for a long time, all over the world. However, as dievca researched the reason – after buying a gorgeous ring – she learned that opals have a poor reputation due to one man, Sir Walter Scott.
Sir Walter Scott’s bestselling novel, Anne of Geuerstein, written in 1829, was the story of Lady Hermione, who is falsely accused of being a demoness, and dies shortly after a drop of holy water accidentally falls on her opal and destroys its color. The public took this to mean that the author was warning of the bad luck an opal can bring, so they stopped buying the beautiful gemstone. Sir Walter Scott succeeded in destroying the European opal market for almost 50 years. Within months of the novel being published, the opal market crashed and prices were down 50%.
Opal amplifies traits, whether those traits are good or bad, and brings characteristics to the surface for transformation. It enhances self-worth, confidence and self-esteem, and helps you to understand your full potential. It also brings lightness and spontaneity. The stone is said to help stimulate originality and dynamic creativity, encourages an interest in the arts, and aids in accessing one’s true self. Because the stone is absorbent and reflective, it helps you to pick up thoughts and feelings, amplify them, and return them to their source. It is a karmic stone, it encourages putting out positive emotions and teaches that what you put out comes back to you. The opal is also a representative of justice and harmony, and is a protective stone in dangerous places.