Nothing is more sexy than CONFIDENCE.
But our LINGERIE is a pretty close second.
Velvet Kitten focuses on Women’s Lingerie – but dievca ran into the brand from the Male Viewpoint…
Why and how? she has no idea.
Master doesn’t do Men’s lingerie. His dievca sees Him dressed or nude – nothing in between. If she saw her Master in the following relatively tasteful pieces – a smile would appear on her lips. What about your Sir?
Paperback Sex Novels –
what Kindle manages to hide.
The Artwork is Classic.
dievca is not too sure about the storylines. If you are humored here is the link to the website which has documented these …. lost classics.
Satin is not a raw material. It is a type of weave with a complex structure. Made by floating several warp yarns across the weft before going under 1 weft thread, and beginning the cycle again. Having fewer interlaces leads to a smooth lustrous surface.
Again, satin is a type of weave and not material. Silk, however, is a raw material produced by silkworms that are used to make fabric. You can use silk to make Satin. Silk Satin fabric is an expensive type of Satin, so if you’re looking to mass-produce clothing or furnishings at an affordable rate, you can make Satin using polyester, nylon, rayon, or wool. Note that Silk Satin will still have the matte, dull reverse side, typical of any Satin weave fabric.
- Luxurious feel and aesthetic
- Floaty drape
- Smooth, lustrous surface
- Frays easily
- Prone to snagging
- Tricky to sew
- High maintenance
Satin is a very fluid and sexy material to wear, it seems like Rita Ora has been seduced by it:
Rita Sahatçiu Ora is an English singer, songwriter and actress. She rose to prominence in February 2012 when she featured on DJ Fresh’s single “Hot Right Now”, which reached number one in the UK. Her debut studio album, Ora, released in August 2012, debuted at number one in the United Kingdom. ~Wikipedia
Wishing you good health
and happiness for the New Year.
Age and size are only numbers.
It’s the attitude you bring to clothes that make the difference.
~ Donna Karan
Photo: Man Ray Bottom
Skin peeking through mimics the stars peeking through space.
Graphic: Al Moore, pin-up
“I was, at all times, with the men when there was excitement and adventures to be had. …I was considered a remarkable good shot and a fearless rider for a girl of my age.”
—Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Canary or Cannary born Princeton, MO 1852)
Marlies Dekkers Lingerie “Calamity Jane”
Marlies Dekkers (Elisabeth Maria Johanna Dekkers, Oosterhout, 29 November 1965) is a famous Dutch lingerie designer. She has achieved international success with her lingerie designs. As the pioneer of the trend ‘innerwear as outerwear,’ Marlies Dekkers has proven her versatility without a doubt. Her designs are seen nationally and internationally as trendsetting, innovative and pioneering. Marlies Dekkers has changed the world of lingerie for good with her inspiring designs and personal philosophy. All her designs are inspired by her own vision of life, and she wants to give women more self-confidence.
Living in NYC you have a good chance of finding someone who can reweave a hole in a cashmere Missoni sweater or create a stunning one-of-a-kind dress.
David Samuel Menkes sounds like the gentleman to connect with for custom leather pieces. dievca offered a blog post which had photos using his work: BDSM in Haute Couture – Strict Magazine
If she ever becomes brave enough – she might stroll into his studio and ask if he can make a leather ‘Day Dress’ for her to wear presenting for Master.
Spirit And Flesh Magazine
DAVID SAMUEL MENKES
Interview by CYNTHIA ALTORISO
photography by DAVID CARLO
CYNTHIA ALTORISO: I met David Samuel Menkes by serendipity. I had gone to his building to visit the atelier of a neighboring bespoke tailor on his floor. When I noticed the wonderful quilted leather and studded door, I stopped in my tracks. Beyond the door was a pleasant-faced, blue-eyed and nosed-ringed man, who invited me in. To step inside David’s studio was akin to visiting Ali Baba’s cave of treasures!
There was David, at his heroic wooden work table, covered with beautiful leathers and interesting findings and tools. Behind him were steps leading to an outdoor Victorian quadrangle encompassing a secret garden unique for its exotic specimens and random classical statuary. This was only the beginning…
Appreciating my joy for his aesthetic, David pointed out the ‘walking stick corner’ which held a vast collection of wondrous vintage walking sticks, many of which I have had the good fortune to borrow for shoots.
Close by, above the wardrobe is a collection of marvelous old hats and hat boxes. Next, we moved into his bedroom with its’s centrally positioned canopy bed, draped with fine old paisley shawls.
One wall was covered in shelves holding antique sewing implements. Another wall held a vast collection of classical music covers, the many spines proudly proclaiming impressive works. And then there are the 2 drawers full of the bone button collection, the pleasure of which is to run one’s hands through. And there are the charming vintage children’s chairs. There’s more, much more, and, after these many years of knowing David, it has become a custom for me to bring visitors to experience this creative field trip.
David’s skills are not limited to the demimonde. For a project I was doing with Amy Arbus, he made a Picasso clown suit, for a shoot with Alan Cumming he made a spy’s binocular case, and for a shoot with Ellen von Unwerth, he crafted a lovely muzzle. I also arranged for a custom-made leather jacket, with the Union Jack, for Zombie, Rod Argent. Too many to list here, David has made or lent me many cunning pieces and accessories…the random eyepatch, the leather corset, the riding crops, etc., etc.
David is an old school artisan lovingly plying his trade, making up one of New York’s living, creative treasures.
I call him ‘The Leather Master’.
David Samuel Menkes established Custom Leatherwear in 1980. After graduating from Carnegie-Mellon University/ BA Costume and Scenic Design, he arrived in NY with theater dreams but soon found the Leather Scene more interesting. Applying a certain theatrical flair allowed for a wide range of designs within a strict code of dress. Developing a specialty in leathercraft also brought Fashion and Theater projects, as well as crafting for Artists, Interior Designers, Performers, and private customers, with projects ranging from Dog Muzzles to covering a giant head of Stalin with a hood!
Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive soft feel. By extension, the word velvety means “smooth like velvet.” Velvet can be made from either synthetic or natural fibers.
Velour or velours is a plush, knitted fabric or textile similar to velvet or velveteen. It is usually made from cotton, but can also be made from synthetic materials such as polyester. Velour is used in a wide variety of applications, including clothing and upholstery.
Click on the photos for brands of the items:
From Rats to Riches!
Starting to feel the Sparkly of the Holidays~
Perhaps there will be an NYC sparklyrat…with Oscar de la Renta to help.
Available at Oscar de la Renta, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, ShopBop and Fwrd.com
…you pass out because you are just that exhausted.
dievca hopes you slept as hard as she did.
PVC fetishism is closely related to rubber fetishism, with the former referring to shiny clothes made of the synthetic plastic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and the latter referring to clothes made of rubber, which is generally thicker, less shiny, and more matte than latex. PVC is sometimes confused with the similarly shiny patent leather, which is also a fetish material. Latex or rubber fetishists sometimes refer to themselves as “rubberists“. Gay male rubberists tend to call themselves “rubbermen“.
Why latex or other tight shiny fabrics may be fetishized is perhaps that the garment forms a “second skin” that acts as a surrogate for the wearer’s own skin. Thus, wearers of skin-tight latex or PVC garments may be perceived by the viewer as being naked, or simply coated in a shiny substance like paint. Latex and PVC can also be polished to be shiny and can also be produced in bright colors, adding further visual stimulus to add to the physical sensations produced by the material.
The tightness of the garments may also be viewed as a kind of sexual bondage.
Some rubberists also enjoy the idea of exhibitionism and some fantasize about going out in public wearing fetish attire. Some do this, especially in the more liberal areas of the World.
A compelling reason that people are turned on by wearing rubber is its transformative abilities. As with any costume, a rubberist can imagine themselves having a new identity, especially one that permits a different code of behavior. (adapted from Wikipedia)
Below: Lisa Marie Fernandez stretch-PVC lingerie and swimwear from Net-A-Porter
“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 distracted by various Tom Lehrer videos: New Math, The Elements, Smut, etc. One video stood out from the pack and called for a Presentation Outfit. dievca is hoping to persuade Master to show off his Tango skills to the Masochism Tango (video below).
Mr. Lehrer is a retired American musician, singer-songwriter, satirist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater. He is best known for the pithy and humorous songs that he recorded in the 1950s and 1960s.
Here’s dievca’s outfit:
Etsy handmade Tango Dress and Greta Flora Tango Shoes
And here is the Masochism Tango:
Some things are lost in translation…
“Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?”
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
NYC weather took a 27 degree (F) drop from 55F to 28F (13C to -2C). dievca pulled out her soft fuzzy Japanese Cashmere Sweater by Side Slope and wore it to Master’s apartment. BDSM play was not the focus of the meet, but a moment to touch and chat on the bed inspired dievca to strip everything off except the sweater.
The sweater was long enough to cover her pussy and offered hints of curves and nipples.
Soft enough for cuddling and sensation play.
It was a hit!
Peek-a-boo fuzziness and fun spilled into a strong D/s finish.
The final action answered dievca’s question on the original Fuzzy Sweater Post.
does Cosy/Snuggly = Sexy?
Master said, ‘yes’!
- Designed by Milton Glasser in 1975, at the request of the New York Commerce Commission
- The most successful effort to brand a destination.
- The logo has appeared on hundreds of millions of items
- Offered July 15, 1977
- The original drawing is held in the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.
“Which creature has one voice
and yet becomes four-footed
“Man—who crawls on all fours as a baby,
then walks on two feet as an adult,
and then uses a walking stick in old age”.
“There are two sisters:
one gives birth to the other
and she, in turn, gives birth to the first.
Who are the two sisters?”
“day and night”
Photos: dievca Hudson Yards - outside of the 7 subway station 10/2019
Agent Provocateur’s Franni offering a sexy Flash.
Similar to this:
Get your dance on!
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.
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.
Have a good week.
About 5 years ago, dievca developed a Cosplay Fantasy for Master – focusing on the fact Master never dated a cheerleader. It turned out to be a lot of fun. dievca had forgotten about the cheerleading uniform, but Master had not…
So, dievca went digging in storage and found the uniform and pompons. Hah! The cheerleading uniform was a bit too small, so safety pins had to come to the rescue. On the other hand, dievca is more flexible than 5 years ago 😘.
Master enjoyed flipping into the role of Professor, tutoring his student in Human Anatomy. dievca needed to work her way around His anatomy to get the ‘A’.
Here’s the original post with outfit at the end:
A SENSE OF FUN! (repost)
Master has mentioned that sometimes the BDSM crowd takes themselves very seriously — protocol, rules, discipline, punishment, titles, labels, dungeons, etc. A little bit dark and without humor.
Now, I’ve read some great posts from people who are very open to different manifestations of D/s dynamic. Their offerings sound more lighthearted — one aspect was a Cosplay element. Of course, Cosplay is a World unto its own –but slipping a little into our D/s relationship sounded interesting.
A while ago, Master and dievca talked about their High School and College years. dievca teased Master and asked Him if He was the BMOC (Big Man On Campus) and if He dated all the cheerleaders. He replied that He never dated a cheerleader. pom-pon girl or something similar.
Master grew up on the West Coast –what if dievca showed up as a USC Song Girl?
White is a tough color to wear — but o.k. dievca began her search….no USC uniforms to be found. The closest turtleneck uniform top she found was from the University of Iowa – Hawkeyes. They sell their spare stuff on eBay — too much $ for dievca to spend.
On to Plan B
Vintage HS Cheerleading Uniforms…a flashback for Master.
Nothing. Those saddle shoes must have deteriorated with age.
On to Plan C
eBay and Texas comes through. The southern States take their cheerleading seriously and many organizations/schools sell their old equipment on eBay. dievca was able to pick up a HS Cheerleading Uniform with matching pompons for a good price ($30). The sizing is “Kids” so she tried to go by measurements. The uniform was a bit snug, but perhaps that is not a bad thing… Accessorized with retro socks, white shoes, hair bows, braids and some cheers/dances swiped from youtube. voilà!
Ahhh, so much fun. Master flipped into a side that dievca hadn’t seen, an actor. He moved into the role of a Technology Geek who is a potential donor for a new engineering wing at a University. dievca was the newbie cheerleader who was a science major sent to show Him a good time.
The Cheerleading uniform and cheers were a Huge Hit.
dievca will leave it to your imagination what happened after the game.
(Just remember: there are ways to keep your virginity intact!)