A slip of lace~

dievca has moved north to stay with friends in Scandinavia for the second week of her vacation.  she planned her packing around the option to do laundry at their house when she arrived.  Running a full load is better than a small load so she gathered clothing from the family to fill the washing machine.

The first load of colored clothing was ready to hang outside to dry, and a tiny thong slipped out:

to drop into dievca’s hand.  It’s from one of the daughters – who just got back from a trip to Spain with her boyfriend.  dievca just started laughing.  It’s been a long time, Babe, since dievca has worn such a tiny slip of lace. Ah, to be young, confident and tiny! XO


The Gardens of Santar


silk sexuality – Olivia von Halle


Summer sleeping in sensual silk.
Olivia von Halle Emeli in Green silk with a hint of sex in the fabric pattern.

Available on sale at Net-A-Porter


Ankle Elegance

Ankle Cuffs


Light Bondage Belt Bag – Alexander Mc Queen

Restrained with a Belt:
Alexander Mc Queen – The Curve Bucket Bag is approximately $1400


ToBeHis

It’s always nice to run into a BDSM store that caters to Dominant/submissive needs.  ToBeHis creates luxury Day Collars and other jewelry – custom and stock for the BDSM community.

What impressed dievca is the availability of 14K Gold options – costly to stock if you are not a large outfit.

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The Gold “very heavy” Eternity Ring Chain will run around $5K and the lock dievca admires is about $1.5K.  Lovely for every day to honor your Sir or Madame.


A Fool For Your Stockings

Stockings Vintage

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Inspired by The Muscleheaded Blog

The video is age-restricted, but click on the link below and you will be taken there if you are of age~

A FOOL FOR YOUR STOCKINGS – ZZ TOP


Delicate Dream lingerie

A delicate thought is a flower of the mind.
— Charles Rollin

Vintage Lace Embroidered Nightgown, Elegant Satin Back Open Lingerie Dress Set with Matching Panty (click photos to enlarge)

Handmade

DESCRIPTION:
Color: Baby Blue or Pink
Size: S, M, L

Size Details:
S: Suggested Weight: 100- 110 lbs
Chest: 27”- 32” Waist: 23”-28”. Fits cup: A B

M: Suggested Weight: 108- 128 lbs
Chest: 31”- 36” Waist: 24”-31”. Fits cup: A B

L: Suggested Weight: 125- 135lbs
Chest: 36”- 39” Waist: 26”-32”. Fits cup: A B C

WASHING:
Hand Wash Separately in Cold Water. Never Bleach. Line Dry

Available at Etsy for $46.80 – from a local NYC small shop (click here)


“Seeing Stars”✨ with Gucci

Star On Your Forehead

Shooting Star

My Star Is Rising!

Lucky Star

Aim For The Stars

Stars In You Eyes

Seeing Stars

Gucci Star Sunglasses $1245

Available at MyTheresa for $1245


Elegant Italian Presentation

How lovely for the Sweep of Summer.
Chain Collars from Saint Laurent, Outfit from Zimmerman.
Your Master of Mistress would be proud. XO

From Matches Fashion:
Curated By Marie-Louise Sciò
Who better to showcase enviable looks for a Roman holiday than the CEO & Creative Director of the Pellicano Hotels Group and ISSIMO, as she tours her hometown with her close friend and stylist, Robert Rabensteiner?


Collecting Yourself

Sometimes it is a reach to collect yourself for the day,
the night,
an event,
the week,
a month,

for Life.

dievca was having a little bit of trouble today.
XO


Miss May with Al Moore

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Born in Illinois, AI Moore played college football at Northwestern University and professional football with the Chicago Bears. After attending classes at Chicago’s Art Institute and Academy of Art, he opened a commercial art studio in New York in the late 1930s. By the mid-1940s, his clients included major companies like Galey and Lord, Beauty Counselors, the Viscole Corporation, and Champion Spark Flags.

During the war years, Moore painted posters for the government and also took on assignments from Gold cigarettes, Cosmopolitan, The Saturday Evening Post, and Collier’s.

Advertising work for U.S. Rubber, Nash automobiles, and Coca-Cola led, in 1946, to Moore’s breakthrough assignment – he was chosen by Esquire to replace Alberto Vargas, the most popular pin-up artist of the day. Among Moore’s triumphs at the magazine was his creation of the Esquire Girl, his answer to the Varga Girl; the 1948 Esquire calendar (with Ben-Hur Baz and others); front covers in 1948 and 1949; and the rare honor of painting the entire 1949 and 1950 calendars himself. By 1950, his two-page gatefolds in Esquire were collected by millions of Americans.

Moore contributed four pinups and a centerfold print to Brown & Bigelow’s Ballyhoo Calendar for 1953, which was as huge a success as the work of Gil Elvgren for the previous year’s calendar. In the 1950s, his corporate clients included contemporary Munsingwear, Hertz Rent-a-Car, and the McGregor Corporation. During the same years, his illustrations appeared in American Magazine, Woman’s Home Companion, McCall’s, and Woman’s Day, and he painted several front covers for The Saturday Evening Post. As an active member of the Society of Illustrators, Moore was asked to paint the poster for the society’s 1959 exhibition; it was such a success that both Pan American Airlines and Germaine Monteil Perfume also commissioned posters for their national marketing campaigns.

When photographs started to replace artwork in magazines and advertising, Moore decided to retire and pursue fine-art painting, including portrait commissions, Shortly after he moved to Crawford, Colorado, he accepted a commission from the United States Olympic Committee for three paintings for their world headquarters that would call attention to the problem of illegal steroid use by athletes.

Al Moore biography borrowed from The Great American Pin-Up by Charles G Martignette & Louis K Meisel.

A HUGE “Thank You” to the ThePin-UpFiles.


Basket weaving 101 with MUUÑ

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dievca took a photo of her new MUUÑ basket bag – its measurements are length: 20 cm / width: 10 cm / height: 14 cm. Very adorable and ladylike for summer.  dievca started playing with effects on her new phone and ended up saving the photo with the effect above and losing the original photo (it’s the user, not the phone…)

Anyways, this French Brand is trying to do good in the World by creating a sustainable bag, handmade and utilizing an underrepresented workforce.  A lovely piece for Summer (photo below).

The straw base is hand-weaved with resistant elephant grass, taking 2 or 3 days of work.
. This bag is finished and assembled in our workshop in France.
. The inside pouch is sewed by people with disabilities working for ISTA.
As MUUÑ bags are handmade products, variations in shape or size may happen.

The Charles in Dark Green vegetable tanned leather handle and strap. 173 Euros

Straw bag with a removable pouch.
Hand and shoulder bag.
HANDMADE IN GHANA.

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Zippered front – is that cheating?

Wearing a corset can be a challenge…as dievca well knows.

At first, Master’s dievca had to learn how to put on the corset – Master had to step in to help on a few occasions.  Years later dievca became too chubby for some of her corsets – something about her waist changing with perimenopause.  The hook and eyes with the steel whale bones have been a challenge – so when dievca saw this corset with a zipper…

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Hmm~

Might be an asset to her lingerie closet.

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Or it could be another spectacular “Dievca Disaster”!

Temptress Teal Lace-Up Front Zipper Corset

The teal-colored full bust corset is made from high-quality satin with lace net overlay material to create a romantically sexy look. Corset features a premium front zipper closure, 10 plastic bones with 4 static steel back bones, nickel brass grommets with thick cording in the back for cinching, and removable garters. On Sale for $59.95


in the Pink of well-being

A box of mental, beauty, and well-being as a $499 treat!

La Box en Pink

Le Bon En Pink Champagne Beauty Box

La Box en Pink: A Must-Have from Harper’s Bazaar! Our appreciation of the Parisian It Girl runs deep, which is why we’re thrilled to present La Box en Pink. This limited-edition collection of rosy-hued must-haves from iconic brand Champagne Laurent-Perrier and emerging French labels celebrate effortless style and joie de vivre.

Wine Gift Set Includes:

  • Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rose
    The Cuvée Rosé from Laurent-Perrier is the most recognized rosé champagne in the world. The house uses its proprietary maceration technique and the wine is crafted for a fragrance and not mixed for a color. Held in an elegant bottle inspired by King Henri IV, it has been widely acknowledged for its consistent high quality for more than 40 years, and it is the benchmark for rosé champagne around the world.
    Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé is truly remarkable for its highly expressive bouquet, stemming from the very careful preservation of fresh fruit aromas during the winemaking. Made with 100% Pinot Noir from 10 different “crus ” (or villages), from the North and South areas of the Montagne de Reims, as well as the famous village of Bouzy. Grapes from carefully selected plots are meticulously sorted and de-stemmed before going into the vats, and the controlled maceration helps with the color extraction and the development of the full aromatic richness of the Pinot Noir.
    Intensely fruity flavors, clean and slightly sharp, the wine opens to the sensation of freshly picked red berries: strawberries, Morello cherries, black currants, and raspberries. The finish is supple and rounded.
    Rated 96 Points: Connoisseurs’ Guide
  • La Box en Pink
    La Box en Pink is comprised of a 750ml bottle of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé, a crepe de chine scarf by ba&sh, Delina Hair Mist, Feminine Discovery Set, and votive candle by Parfums de Marly, Le Stylo in Emilie and Les 4 Rouje cream lip palette in Chaleur by Rouje, and a pink quartz necklace by Bôneur, and French Glow supplement and a Simple Skin Mini Routine Set by Aime.

Singing in the Rain!

Photo: NYC Midtown 04/2015
And dievca’s favorite version of Singing in the Rain featuring Kurt Browning!


Tangerine Dream – a gentle Saturday start

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Walking the City on a Weekend calls for
Tangerine Dreams

Lady-like for your Master/ Madame

Vince TENCEL™ Lyocell-blend dress $425 Net-A-Porter

Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music band founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. The group has seen many personnel changes over the years, with Froese having been the only continuous member until his death in January 2015.


Feeling Floral

SavageX Fenty from Spring 2021


Stockings for Master (per His request)


and then she gets it right

Back on her home turf – dievca attended that Event that required “Cocktail Attire” The weather was warmer than the fully sequinned velvet dress could handle, but cool enough to handle a velvet corduroy.

So, dievca wore:

  • Sies Marjan Velvet Corduroy Dress
  • Khaite OTK Black Patent Leather Boots
  • BREE Black Patent Leather Clutch
  • Spinelli Kilcollin Ring
  • Justine Clenquet X Opening Ceremony Earrings
  • Zero + Maria Cornejo Black Corduroy Bea Coat
  • Chanel Red Lipstick
  • Simple make-up because of dievca’s slight tan from Miami
  • Straight hair to frame the earrings

dievca felt very comfortable which always allows someone to present better.  It was nice to get out. Oh, yeah – the mask for the Uber:

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  • Judith Leiber Grey Swarovski Crystal Mask

Even the gods love jokes. ~Plato: Poisson d’Avril

REPOST from 2014

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Kenzo Fish Wallet

Kenzo Fish Wallet

Kenzo Blue Black Patchwork Fish Pouch

Kenzo Fish Pouch

Charlotte Olympia Goldfish Keyfob

Charlotte Olympia Goldfish Keyfob

April Fool’s Day sometimes called All Fools’ Day, is one of the most light-hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it stems from the adoption of a new calendar.

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Ancient Cultures, including those of the Romans and Hindus, celebrated New Year’s Day on or around April 1.  In medieval times, much of Europe celebrated March 25, the Feast of Annunciation, as the beginning of the new year.

In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar, the Gregorian Calendar, to replace the old Julian Calendar. The new calendar called for New Year’s Day to be celebrated Jan. 1. That year, France adopted the reformed calendar and shifted New Year’s day to Jan. 1. According to a popular explanation, many people either refused to accept the new date, or did not learn about it, and continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1. Other people began to make fun of these traditionalists, sending them on “fool’s errands” or trying to trick them into believing something false. Eventually, the practice spread throughout Europe.

There are problems with this explanation:  1.) This doesn’t fully account for the spread of April Fools’ Day to other European countries. The Gregorian Calendar was not adopted by England until 1752 and April Fools’ Day was already well established. 2.) We have no direct historical evidence for this explanation, only conjecture, and that conjecture appears to have been made more recently.

Either way the French call April 1 Poisson d’Avril, or “April Fish.” French children sometimes tape a picture of a fish on the back of their schoolmates, crying “Poisson d’Avril” when the prank is discovered.

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Taking a moment to regroup~

Alberto Vargas Reclining Woman In Lingerie Pinup Poster Vintage Print


A Glowing Presentation

Belly Dancing Light Up Wings

dievca had a lovely Greek Dinner her first night at the beach. The entertainment for the evening started with a Belly Dancer in LED wings.  dievca took a couple of Belly Dancing classes when she arrived in NYC- she shimmys well, though her rib cage undulations needed work.  It wasn’t her thing, but she might have enough movement to make her Master smile with the wings….

The two questions are: How much are the LED wings? (around $50) and is there enough room in a NYC apartment for the wings to flow? (No)


Tanga vs Cheeky

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Tanga Briefs

Tanga briefs are a type of thong underwear that cover both your front and back with triangular pieces of material. They provide moderate to minimal rear coverage between a bikini cut and a thong and also have wider sides. They can be a good way to transition from a traditional bikini panty to a thong.

Cheeky Underwear

Cheeky underwear are true to their name and enhance your derriere by exposing the better part of it. They have less coverage than bikinis but more than thongs or G-strings. The front and waist portion are mostly covered.

Panties


Shopping the Sale at Simone Perele

Simone Perele Comete Flamingo
Comete in Flamingo (above)
Caresse in Anthracite (below)
Simple and Lovely under Master’s Presentation outfits.
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Rosabelle: Dita von Teese lingerie

ROSABELLE – FASHION


And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

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Insomnia

Dark Dawn First Light

Thin are the night-skirts left behind
By daybreak hours that onward creep,
And thin, alas! the shred of sleep
That wavers with the spirit’s wind:
But in half-dreams that shift and roll
And still remember and forget,
My soul this hour has drawn your soul
A little nearer yet.
Our lives, most dear, are never near,
Our thoughts are never far apart,
Though all that draws us heart to heart
Seems fainter now and now more clear.
To-night Love claims his full control,
And with desire and with regret
My soul this hour has drawn your soul
A little nearer yet.
Is there a home where heavy earth
Melts to bright air that breathes no pain,
Where water leaves no thirst again
And springing fire is Love’s new birth?
If faith long bound to one true goal
May there at length its hope beget,
My soul that hour shall draw your soul
For ever nearer yet.

The return of Cocktail Attire – dievca’s dilemma

Retrofete Grace Dress in Chocolate.

Does this dress work as Cocktail Attire?

Cocktail attire is meant to bridge the gap between day and night.  It is still an occasion to dress up, but a full-length gown is not necessary. This merges the silhouette of a garden party dress (shorter) with the fabric and embellishments of a formal gown. Think somewhere between a sophisticated formal occasion and office or party wear.

Still, with so much ambiguity, cocktail attire could mean different things depending on the venue, the time of day, and the season.

During the day, think natural colors and fresh styles and in the evening, feel free to utilize darker hues and embellishments such as sequins or feathers (so long as your dress doesn’t sweep the floor).  The goal is to look polished and dressy – but not takeaway from the event

Ladies: When in doubt, a LBD, a pair of sensible heels or dressy flats, some nice earrings, and a classy clutch will always work for a cocktail event, no matter the venue or time of day. In addition to a traditional cocktail dress, women can also wear dressy suits or nice jumpsuits paired with heels or formal flats.

Gentlemen: a suit and tie are required for cocktail attire. Go with darker hues in chillier months or for evening events, but feel free to wear lighter grays or blues in warmer weather or for daytime celebrations. As for shoes, keep it classy with a nice pair of dark dress shoes that match your belt.

OK – now dievca’s dilemma — does she wear the Retrofete Grace Dress in Chocolate (above photo) or not?  It’s a quieter color, but completely covered in sequins….

  • The venue is a smaller Event Space.
  • A Mixed Audience.
  • The dress fits very well.
  • It’s in the middle of March – Weather could be cold or warm…

Here’s  plan: dievca will be trying on the dress with ACNE STUDIOS snakeskin sandals if its warm and carry the brown JALDA croc clutch (her’s is darker than the photo)

Acne Studios Bastion Viper Slingbacks

Jalda Brown Crocodile "original" clutch rounded
If its cold or dievca’s legs look scary without sun… Sheer Nude or Brown stockings with Brown Heels or OTK Brown Boots.

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Bohemian Splendor

Sequin Caftan

Jennifer Grace Lilac Sequin Gown $238

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