Presentation Inspiration – Longline Corset

Standard Corset = Long at the front but not the sides: Standard length corsets work for women with a torso length of about 8″ or more (seated measurement).

Long Corset = Long or “longline” corsets will need a torso length of about 11″ or more (while seated) to allow the wearer to sit while corseted.

Glynis Johns – Longline Corset and Stockings

Thinking of a Presentation Outfit for Master.
He has a deep fondness for corsets.

This is a longline black lace corset with stocking and cage heels. Curled hair and a deep-colored lip. The only problem? dievca has a short waist, so she may not be able to sit down.

Time to get searching.


Oysho – Portuguese Lingerie

Oysho S/S 2017

dievca has been wandering around Lisbon, looking at storefronts, running into nothing which is Portuguese: Zara, Benetton, H&M, Nike, Intimissimi, etc.

Then she was reading about the Portuguese lace industry and learned that Oysho is a Portuguese brand that has supported the local lace industry, in the past. This year, they are showing more sporty, classic styles and dievca will be taking a look for everyday wear. Not as much lace.

Correction…though the Oysho used Portuguese lace for one of their collections…it turns out to be a Spanish brand. dievca is still looking for the Portuguese brands.

A stop at the shop is planned and dievca will let you know if anything is purchased – but today is “Beach Day” and dievca needs to put on her bikini (!) and pack her bag.


Altos dos Moinhos – cheeky graffiti

The Altos dos Moinos Lisbon metro stop is on the Blue Line. The station opened to the public in 1988 and is designed by architect Ezequiel Nicolau with the plastic interventions of the painter Julio Pomar.

Using graffiti as an artistic expression, Júlio Pomar honored four figures of Portuguese letters;
Camões, Bocage, Pessoa, and Almada.

The work of a year of drawing resulted in the plastic animation of the station’s walls and an exhibition organized by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s Center for Modern Art in 1984 entitled “1 Year of Drawing, 4 Poets in the Lisbon Metropolitan”.
João Castel-Branco Pereira, in his work “Arte-Metropolitano de Lisboa”, describes the emphasis the painter wanted to impress on each poet and the iconography he used; Camões “warrior and gallant, memories of a poetically fictional homeland history, in duels, medieval, etc.

Photos: dievca, Lisbon Portugal 08/2019

Taking a dip into the sun~


“How did you get so tan with working long days?”

It doesn’t take me much.
A little sun here, a little sun there
and an hour of being naked on the Terrace for two days took care of my ass
.

“Nice”

(Do you think Master will appreciate the lack of tan lines on my ass?) Read the rest of this entry »


Lingerie Inspiration: Ann-Margret

I always think that age is a natural progression, and I’m ready for it. Whatever. I’m going to be the best 85-year-old that I can be if I’m still around.

Ann-Margret


Hmmm- in the mood to watch Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men.


Feeling a Need


Marskinryypy – Sassy and connected

Embers Glow

DETAILS
Leather: Goatskin
Patent leather
Gold-tone chain straps
Strappy silhouette
Stiletto heel
Buckle at ankle
Open toe
Leather sole
Heel: 4in / 99mm
Made in Italy

With shoes in the leading role,
acting as confidence catalyst and mood engine,
Marskinryyppy offers an experience.

This was the motive that Texan-born designer Nicole Brundage had when she launched the brand for SS15.
Nicole’s career trajectory began with a Stanford degree, followed by fashion training at the Istituto di Marangoni, and working as a clothing designer for designers Giorgio Armani and Zac Posen. It was in her first-time collaboration designing shoes with Manolo Blahnik for Zac Posen that she decided to move to Italy and launch her own eponymous line, Nicole Brundage (debut fw2006) and Acrobats of God (debut SS2010).

Over the course of these years, she simultaneously consulted as a shoe designer for fashion houses such as Ferragamo, Hogan, and Furla. These experiences gained her inherent understanding of seductive and playful elegance that is Marskinryyppy.

Note: Marskin ryyppy (lit. The Marshal’s drink/shot; Swedish: Marskens snaps) is a strong alcoholic drink of Finnish origin, served as a schnapps.