dievca has a Luncheon to attend. It is not her normal scene – she doesn’t own a great suit…she’s out of practice on the ‘lunching’ circuit~ Yes, she did quite a bit while growing up. Mother/Daughter events, but not so much in recent years.
Ladies Who Lunch is a phrase often used to describe well-off, well-dressed women who meet for social luncheons, usually during the working week. Typically, the women involved are married and non-working. Normally the lunch is in a high-class restaurant, but could also take place in a department store during a shopping trip. Sometimes the lunch takes place under the pretext of raising money for charity.
Looking for a
costume, uh hem presentation outfit, gah – just ideas for something to wear!
One outfit option…thinking about other options. Trying to shop the closet. XO
the quality or condition of being dual.
an instance of opposition or contrast between two concepts or two aspects of something; a dualism.
Ashley Williams rhinestone hairpins offer a duality of personality or sexuality preference. Available at ssense.com
“If I do demoralize an audience, as some people say, then I’m glad I do it. People need a loosening up. Most of the people in this country are hypocritical, too many put on a front of being shocked at certain kinds of behavior. It’s a joke to think I could demoralize anyone with this little act. If one has morals, then they can’t be taken away by me or anyone else.” ~ Lili St. Cyr
For a sample of Lili St. Cyr’s striptease, click here.
dievca was looking to be inspired for Presentation Outfits: she ran into this video and it made her smile and think about options for Master. It seems like the most ‘ladylike’ outfits are from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
The 1910s are too covered and too involved for finding clothing pieces, the 1970s seem like novelty outfits – Disco-oriented, dievca lived the BIG HAIR era of the 1980s (she has a vintage Norma Kamali red satin dress…), the 1990s are back in style – now.
Ceil Chapman was an American fashion designer who worked in New York City from the 1940s to the 1960s. She was noted for creating glamorous cocktail and party dresses and for working with celebrity clients including television and movie actresses.
“Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?”
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
Floor to ceiling windows make for a great view,
but dievca’s apartment doesn’t warm-up quickly before the morning sun.
Enter a gift received over 3 years ago:
- 50″ x 70″
- 100% polyester with 95% cotton, 5% spandex trim
- Machine wash cold, tumble dry low
Fuzzy, cozy, light and wash machine friendly, the throw has been extremely useful, but not super stylish.
Enter Missoni Home:
- Material: 80% wool, 20% polyamide
- Dimensions: 130x190cm
- Soft chunky weave
- Neutral colors with multi colors in between
- Made in Italy
dievca thought she would upgrade with Missoni and donate the Ugg to Goodwill. Instead, she’s been using both throws consistently, one on the sofa and one in the bedroom.
Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition. Clear Quartz is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention. Clear Quartz protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain
The J. Hannah Glacé collection pairs quartz with gold, exploring the limits of shape within our signature lens of timelessness and wearability. The resulting collection feels equal parts modern statement and relics that could belong to any era.
Large Quartz rock crystal inlay set into solid gold or silver ring. Available in White, Yellow or Rose 14k Gold and Silver.
This quartz is ethically sourced in Brazil and custom cut in the historic jewelry district of Bangkok by a female-led lapidary. This piece is produced locally in Los Angeles using 100% recycled gold and silver that is certified by the Responsible Jewelry Council and SCS Global Services to be ethically, environmentally and socially sustainable.
Quartz rock crystal hoop earrings with solid gold or silver end caps and hinge closure. Available in solid 14k gold and sterling silver. Sold as pair.
May we find some clarity gracefully.
If you can bypass your ‘frozen shoulder’ the salt from your skin might sweeten the
A little known fact, salt reduces bitterness. …
Add a pinch of salt to every quart of coffee grounds for smooth, sweet coffee that has lost its bitter tendencies.
It’s not just about the classic bomber anymore. Leather in all shapes and forms is making its way to Street Style snaps around the World. Take a look in your closet and see if there is leather lurking in the back corner. Air it out, condition it and if it’s got an 80’s vibe – rock it.
If there isn’t a leather piece to be had — take a look at the following for inspiration:
REMAIN Birger Christensen Bologna Leather Shirt Dress
(dievca just bought the dress and its KILLER!)
Saint Laurent Red Leather Cape
Chloe Crocodile Embossed Leather Knee Boots
Balenciaga Hybrid Leather Coat
Unravel Red Leather Dress
Gucci Leather Cuff Boucle Sweater
(dievca picked up the black on Auction)
Thome Browne Unicorn Leather Bag
Mira Mikati Fox Handpainted Leather Jacket
Aquazzura Croc-effect Leather Boots
J.W. Anderson Leather Assylum Jacket
J Brand Carine Black Leather Pants
(dievca owns them)
Moncler Black Leather Puff Down Jacket
So…what was in your closet?
Nude and a Mask
Sounds like an excellent start to a D/s Fantasy.
Lovesick Corrective Apparel was formed in the spring of 1995, by Andrea Johnson. Andrea’s formal background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design /Open University (1991) and diplomas in Pattern drafting, Construction Techniques and Fashion Design from the Fashion Arts Certificate Program at VCC (1995). Her natural deviance combined with a love and hatred of fashion to create an outlet for ideas born from 1950’s fetish magazines, case histories, and thrift store curiosities.
The site offers sections: Corsets, Restraints, Undergarments, and Gifts. Corsets can be bought ‘off-the-rack’ or custom made.
Looks very interesting, right?
dievca called the Ontario number on the site – it is disconnected. The last blog information was offered around 2006. The Lingerie Addict cited the website in 2011. Purple Passion NYC is not offering the brand on their website. It looks like a fun and interesting retail BDSM website is done. If this isn’t true, please let dievca know.
Jamin Puech Bag
The Batignolles is a bouquet whose beauty will remain eternal. It brings a touch of elegance and freshness to your style. Decorated with silk flowers each adorned with a brilliant pearl.
Vintage-inspired metal clasp
Also available in Black, Blue, and Tan
Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 15x15x7 cm
Composition: 50% rayon; 50% cotton
And that is where dievca is going for Master’s future Ladylike looks. Hello HVN!
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Sophia Webster designed her first pair of ‘Chiara’ sandals in Spring ’14 and the distinctive style is still included in an edit every season. This year’s versions include smooth leather, satin, patent leather or embroidery, set on a slim stiletto heel. The signature 3D butterfly wings at the back have a design that continues to the base of the shoe.
- – Heel measures approximately 100mm/ 4 inches
- – Black leather and satin
- – Buckle-fastening ankle strap
- – Imported
What it means:
A lewk is a curated outfit, following a theme, your mood or the occasion.
To use the term of art, a lewk is a personal style signature so individual it’s almost indivisible from you. It connotes something noticeable: wearing jeans every day isn’t a lewk, but wearing a Schiaparelli lobster hat might be. It might be something you wear every day, but is not the same thing as a uniform. It’s not about saving time and brainpower by cutting out frivolity; it’s about embracing a particular brand of it, one that is yours alone. – Veronique Hyland, The Cut
dievca missed it on her ‘sweaters as lingerie‘ post. Katie Holmes’ lewk. Katie’s trying to step it up and be sexier, more mature – not the cute kid next door. She’s using the brand, Khaite to do it. The cashmere lingerie and sweaters are what dievca would truely consider ‘sweater lingerie’.
dievca loves cashmere, but this is an expensive ‘lewk’=
Way out of dievca’s range – but Katie rocks it well.
Do the shoes make you dance or does the dance call for the shoes?
(chicken and the egg issue…)
Some of dievca’s dancing shoes:
Hidden in the trees.
Visited by peacocks, kitties, and tourists.
Offering the City.
The city of Lisbon’s ancient name, Olisipo (Ulyssipo), may be derived from the Phoenician alis ubbo (“delightful little port”) or from the legend that the city’s founder was Odysseus.
Olisipo was used by the Lusitanians, the Visigoths changed the name to Olisipona and the Moors modified it to Lishbuna – moving towards the modern-day Lisbon.
And in the Castelo de São Jorge which stands majestically above Lisbon. The Lady – Olisipona, from whom the City of Lisbon gained its original name, kneels.
Photos: dievca, Castelo de São Jorge Lisbon Portugal 08/2019
Summer hasn’t quite finished in NYC.
The leaves haven’t turned.
Perennials are still blooming.
The Roses are having their last hurrah.
Photo: dievca - Hudson River NYC 10/2019
There’s a real power in heels and a good dress.
~ Talulah Riley
They describe themselves as “girls who design shoes for girls who know how to walk in heels and who want to be super sexy and feminine.” So don’t expect to see this duo take on the sneaker trend. Micchetti and Alessandri acknowledge that they’re a rare breed as female shoe designers, especially in Italy, and being able to test styles gives them the proverbial leg up.
The Italian expression nelle vene—which loosely translates to “it’s in the blood”—rings especially true for Alevì Milano founders Valentina Micchetti and Perla Alessandri. Not only were Micchetti’s grandparents cobblers, but Alessandri’s family currently owns the factory where they produce Alevì luxury shoes. These were the steps, you could say, they were born to take.
So here’s dievca’s suggestion for sexy heels,
Alevi Milano Stella T-straps
And the dress suggestion for the shoes, ALC Haley Dress in Poppy:
“The mind can also be an erogenous zone.”
~ Raquel Welch
Finding photos of Raquel Welch in a bikini is easy.
Finding photos of Raquel Welch in lingerie is more challenging.
Years ago, dievca was in Milan for work and she was wearing a great pair of brown leather embossed crocodile boots. As dievca was rushing to an event, the heel got stuck in a walkway grate and ripped the back the boot off. Made for a really messy day – duct tape to the rescue…
dievca loved those boots.
she’s been looking for brown Croco boots ever since.
Finally, 17 years later:
THE CORSA CONCAVO
Note that the heel is not slim – dievca’s not getting stuck in a grate this time around!
The brand is M.Gemi and the cost is dear, but dievca is willing to spend the extra money for a pair that is going to replace two pairs in her closet (resale).
Here’s another version of the boot in case you need black:
Not only can jade save you from disaster, but it is purportedly that it can protect you from evil, attract love and, of course, bring good luck… Jade is an ornamental stone, considered the imperial gem in ancient China and used for centuries to make weapons, tools, jewelry and other decorative pieces
Now offered as a Collar: from Loren Stewart:
Loren Stewart LA – Jade Link Choker $640 (click link)
Definition of jade
But it makes for a slower Sunday Morning.
dievca sends love and coffee.
The May 1968 events in France refers to the volatile, two-month period of civil unrest throughout France punctuated by demonstrations, major general strikes, and occupations of universities and factories. At its height, the events brought the economy of France almost to a halt. The protests reached such a point that political leaders feared civil war or revolution; the national government itself briefly ceased to function after President Charles de Gaulle secretly fled France for a few hours. The protests spurred an artistic movement, with songs, imaginative graffiti, posters, and slogans. (more below)
Half a century after student protests gripped the Left Bank of the French capital, a crowd was drawn to the Sonia Rykiel store to celebrate a new handbag, the Pavé, or cobblestone, meant as a playful nod to an era when angry protesters lobbed the stones at riot police.
That period of rebellion also gave birth to the label, still famous decades later for its striped and colorful knitwear.
And dievca finally found something to buy honoring her age. It took a year :
The social unrest began with a series of student occupation protests against capitalism, consumerism, American imperialism, and traditional institutions, values, and order. It then spread to factories with strikes involving 11 million workers, more than 22% of the total population of France at the time, for two continuous weeks. The movement was characterized by its spontaneous and decentralized wildcat disposition; this created contrast and sometimes even conflict between itself and the establishment, trade unions and workers’ parties. It was the largest general strike ever attempted in France, and the first nationwide wildcat general strike.
“May 68” affected French society for decades afterward. It is considered to this day as a cultural, social and moral turning point in the history of the country. As Alain Geismar—one of the leaders of the time—later pointed out, the movement succeeded “as a social revolution, not as a political one”.
Thank you to Wikipedia, WWD, French Vogue
dievca ended up down the youtube rabbit hole….have you been there lately?
The final piece before she heads to bed:
Good Evening. XO
Its still Warm in ATL
Thursday through Sunday
82-89 F (28-32 C) with 50% Humidity.
dievca is planning on this:
Adding a wrap for the church and the evening chill:
Something to dance in:
With gold accessories:
Feeling a bit Pretty in Pink
But they are rockin‘ in a BDSM fashion!
graceful, polite, and behaving in a way that is thought to be socially acceptable for a woman:.
In dress, it is controlled, elegant, classic and conservative:
Master’s favorite look.
dievca has gotten away from it. The process takes time and patience. A consistency of body-size.
Worrying about elderly parents, travel, aging takes its toll. A general tendency towards quirky and downtown chic pulls dievca when given a choice to spend money on clothing…
Master does like to see His dievca in her downtown chic plumage, but D/s-wise He prefers “ladylike”.
Why does this matter?
dievca has been clearing and revamping her closet – she’s sold a great deal on the RealReal, eBay and at Buffalo Exchange. Her money has not gone towards any ladylike items…
she’s gone more practical, focusing on items that she desired during the past year, which went on sale:
she will have to ask Master how He feels about her negligence of ladylike dressing. He is entertained by her eclectic closet and He knows her focus has been on Family/Life items.
The luxury of being “Ladylike” will just have to wait until dievca can refocus.
With a bit of peek-a-boo.
A look dievca will be emulating for Master.