Injecting some color…

dievca was running monochromatic in Navy….

she needed to add a little spunk:

Description
Sunglasses from Acne Studios in Blue/Orange Print. Acetate frames. Blue gradient lenses. Nose pads for comfort. Metal piece on front and temple. Engraved logo detailing at interior temple. Visible metal core-wire at temples. Square shape. Handmade.
• Acetate
• 100% UV protection
• Made in France


Finding your Nude – a Lingerie Guide

Sometimes you want your lingerie to stand out and sometimes you want it to disappear.
Getting it to disappear is the harder challenge.
~dievca

Shopping for so-called “nude” lingerie can be  a source of incredible frustration for people. dievca? Her skintone goes yellow/olive in winter and brown bear in the Summer. Most items labeled nude are in fact a specific kind of peachy light beige, aka the skin color of some white people. What doe you do if you are mixed-race or a delightful chocolate, maybe a Latte color?

Well, there are lingerie companies out there trying to offer matches. Here are 13 who are still giving it a go in 2018-2019.

Nudz: Nudz offers 10 different skin tone shades inspired by well-known celebrities (Scarlett, Sophia, Adriana, Eva, Zoe, Kerry, Gabrielle, Tika, Lupita, and Alek). All of the underwear is mesh, but comes in different cuts in sizes S–XL.

Naja: This LA-based eco-conscious underwear company offers items in seven different skin tone shades. There’s a lot to choose from: Panty options include briefs, high-waisted briefs, bikinis, thongs, and cheekies in sizes XS–2XL. Nude T-shirt bras are available in A–E cups, with band sizes from 32 to 40.

Spanx: If you’re on the hunt for shapewear, you can find various color options depending upon the product. 4 colors for the Seamless Skinny Britches thigh length shape wear and more for nylon tights.

Hanro: Hanro’s cotton thongs, full briefs, briefs, and shorts (up to XL) and bras (up to 38E) are available in five skin shades. Plus, all the underwire bras contain metal hardware that is free of nickel, chrome, and cobalt.

Love and Nudes: Love & Nudes is the creation of Chantal Carter. Chantal has previously worked as a fashion editor, wardrobe stylist, and product developer  – and was motivated to start Love & Nudes by the ‘glaring absence’ and misrepresentation of everyday products for women of color.

ThirdLove: ThirdLove, a direct-to-consumer brand with a robust try-before-you-buy program. T-shirt, full-coverage, and push-up bras are available in cup sizes AA through G, including signature half-cup sizes, and band sizes range from 28 to 42; thongs, bikinis, and cheekies come in XS to XL.

Smart & Sexy:  Smart & Sexy is a woman-owned brand that makes gorgeous and comfortable underwear – for very affordable prices. Smart and Sexy is the in-house brand for Ariela and Associates – which just happens to be the one of the largest privately held lingerie companies in the USA, selling millions of garments under a plethora of national brands.

Nude Barre: In addition to tights, this hosiery brand also sells a seamless thong that comes in 12  different nude shades.

Rose LeMarc: There is precious little public information available about the brand Rose LeMarc (launched in the summer of 2017). Our thoughts are that they seem to be a Chinese based company who have registered a series of trademarks include ‘Nude Revolution’ and ‘Nude Confidence’. These guys are definitely new to the scene. The strapless stick-on bras and nipple covers come in multiple colors.

Nubian Skin: Four skin tones are offered in both lacy and smooth nylon styles, and a page on the website helpfully shares a guide to which popular foundation shade matches each tone offered. Bras are available in A–G cups, with band sizes up to 40; thongs, boy shorts, and bikini briefs go up to size 2XL.

Buff You Intimates: Rae & Alex, the founders of Buff You Intimates – like so many other FleshTone brands – cite the frustration with ‘beige’ as the ‘standard’ as the impetus for the creation of their brand. Buff You Intimates describe nude underwear as ‘the professional woman’s hidden armour’.

TruNude: Tech-geeking your skintone -“The TruNude website, which is optimized for Apple and Android, and allows you to get matched in just four steps: First, you snap your selfie and get your Personal Color Code. Second, you select your garment. Next, you get fit. Lastly, you finalize your purchase and get your bra.”

BeingU: Entrepreneur Sadia Sisay launched BeingU in 2016, citing her daughter as her main inspiration: “I am determined to ensure she grows up in a world that celebrates women of all shapes, shades and sizes,”

Now, dievca went to all this work for a type of lingerie which Master does not like – but she needs it for under certain clothing. Her practical streak is coming out. XO

A “Thank You” to Fleshtone.net, Racked.com, and The Lingerie Addict


A Collar for Christmas: Eddie Borgo

dievca’s first post: “Eddie Borgo creates beauty for the submissive” was offering a cuff as an elegant solution for a submissive to wear in the pre- 50 Shades of Grey World. Wearing something symbolizing BDSM was an edgy choice and trying to find something subtle, yet elegant was hard.

Times have changed in the 5+ years and now BDSM clothing and jewelry options have expanded. The BDSM flavor has been on many runways and in various collections. Now, it is easier to find elegant BDSM pieces and easier to wear leather collars, o-rings, chains, etc. in public.

That doesn’t mean an elegant, yet direct BDSM reference jewelry piece is no longer sought out. One of the first jewelry designers offering a BDSM edge was Eddie Borgo and this thicker collar came out in 2015. The collar is still gorgeous to wear, either symbolizing your submission – or not.

And helping the Homeless of NYC via an auction is not a bad thing, too.

Description

* Gold-plated metal or Rhodium-plated metal

* Thin, dangling link chain

* Lobster claw closure, adjustable

* Double-hinged opening

* Stamped on inside of cuff

* In new, unused condition

Dimensions

4.25″W x 4.5″D x .75″H

MSRP – $375

dievca is not sure how the measurements are taken, there are three settings. A circle with a diameter of 4.25 has a circumference of 13.35 inches.  Note: dievca would like to mention that you should measure your neck before bidding – and keep in mind that you need a little room to swallow.

Auction ends at 10 pm EDT on December 15th (click on the photos above to bid)


scratching my head

What do you think?
This phrase on a T-shirt or Sweater really doesn’t make dievca feel comfortable…..the translation is slang – “I don’t really give a f*ck.”  Both from Zadig & Voltaire.
Both a relatively expensive…hmmm~

And something similar in English from Ashley Williams….

Are they statements that someone wants to wear on their chests?  What does it mean when you state that you don’t care? What don’t you care about?
Humanity, the World, Life?

dievca is just confused…

 


Show me the $

In honor of dievca almost finishing her Grand Jury Term, she ran into a simulacrum of the money rolls she heard about in Court Room.  At $4995.00 a pop, she imagines that a number of glassine envelopes filled with whatever, would need to be sold to buy the bag. Too bad it has sold out…

The Limited edition Judith Leiber x Alexander Wang bag was designed to resemble a roll of hundred-dollar bills. Made of over 10,263 Swarovski Austrian crystals in black, gunmetal, green, and clear-Hand beaded by one artisan. It was enclosed with an industrial rubber band and had a removable chain shoulder strap.

dievca’s sense of humor was tickled. Actually, many Judith Lieber’s bags tickle dievca’s fancy. This small tribute to Judith Lieber, who died this year at the age of 97, talks all about that – click here.


Finding yourself Funny…

dievca was at Thanksgiving Dinner and she asked a cousin what they were doing on Friday.
The cousin said, “Going shopping, of course!”, like dievca was stupid.
Ah, yes, Black Friday.
dievca had forgotten about that activity when you lived in the suburbs.
she internalized a smug smile because she was not going to be sucked into that foolishness…

Actually…that’s not true~

20% off of sale items at FarFetched.com
40% off of select items at The Modist.com
25% off of select sale items and 30% off of select full price items at Yoox.com
20% off at Zazzle.com
10% off of sale items at Matches Fashion.com
40% off of select items at Loup Charmant.com

And, yes, dievca spent her pennies at Farfetched, The Modist, Zazzle and Matches…

So, dievca is as pathetic or….worse than her cousin.
The smug smile was replaced with a laughing eyeroll.
Snort~


Week III

Working towards the end of Jury Duty…moved into Week 3.
Seen quite a bit: Robbery, Theft, Murder, Assault, Bail Jumping, Narcotics.
Still trying to look like a competent Human when I show up.

    • Brown/Black Upcycled Boots
    • Brown Cashmere-blend Max Mara car coat
    • Brown Hugo Boss Cotton Pants
    • Sonia Rykiel Sweater
    • Missoni knit hat
    • Ines Red Gloves
    • Patagonia Paintbrush Backpack


When you bike and its cold:

  • Tottenham Hotspurs Skull Cap
  • Uniqlo Women’s Lightweight Coat Navy
  • Adidas Falcon Sneakers
  • Nili Lotan Gigi Navy Cashmere Sweater
  • Uniqlo Leggings
  • Calvin Klein Microfleece Pants
  • Zara Paisley Tee
  • River Island Fox Socks
  • Mimi Holiday Foxglove Bra and Panties

New item, on the docket for usage:

Chloe Rylee Red Snakeskin Bootie

And currently trying to figure out an outfit for our Anniversary Dinner. Not too fancy….