Share your HEART 💝 with Bella Freud

Bella Freud Disco Cardigan ShopBop $575

To share her heart made dievca smile, but she’s not a big cardigan dievca…

So, when she found the NYC black jumper with a heart, plus it is less expensive.
“Voila!”

Bella Freud Disco Heart Sweater MatchesFashion $291

 


Trainers, Trousers and a Slouchy Sweater

A pair of new KICKS set off an outfit for dievca. The outfit channels her downtown chic – look.  she knows her Master checks in with the blog and likes her other “looks” “Diversity, dievca, Diversity”, but….
Master prefers Ladylike when His dievca is presenting for Him.

Sneakers are not Ladylike~

Presenting the KICKS (Strenesse bought at a sample sale):

Here’s the rest of the outfit:

Strenesse Trousers Navy striped (bought at the same sample Sale)

Gucci Floral Semi-sheer Tee

Nili Lotan Cashmere Chunky Sweater

Navy Fox Socks

Strenesse Sneakers

Barneys Suede Camera Crossbody

Tom Ford Sunglasses

dievca must have been inspired by NYC “Street Style” or something because she ran into other people with the same idea. But she didn’t see her dark Monochromatic Look, so hopefully it will be different “chic”, not different “boring”.


National Grouch Day!


dievca’s favorite Muppet is the headliner for today!

And don’t lie to yourself — EVERYONE is a grouch at some point….embrace it.

Celebrated since 1976, according to Sesame Street Magazine, October 15th is National Grouch Day — a day for all Grouches to celebrate their way of life.

dievca was looking for a little Grouch Couture for inspiration and came up with these photos:

But then realized that if she was really going to be true to her Mentor, Moschino was the way to go!
(Who doesn’t NEED a garbage can crossbody bag?)

PS. dievca is meeting Master for coffee, we will see if He is grouchy~

HAVE AN EXCELLENT GROUCHY MOMENT!


It suits your body: Bodysuits (lingerie)

David Vasiljevic shoots Kasia Struss for the September 2010 issue of Numéro Tokyo.

David Vasiljevic shoots Kasia Struss for the September 2010 issue of Numéro Tokyo.

BODYSUIT, a leotard-like (see Leotard definition below) undergarment, usually skintight or formfitting. Can be another form of shapewear.

A bodysuit  is a one-piece form-fitting garment that covers the torso and the crotch. The style of a basic bodysuit is similar to a one-piece swimsuit and a leotard, though the materials may vary. A bodysuit, unlike a swimsuit or leotard, has snaps, hooks or velcro at the crotch.

teal-crushed-velvet-bodysuit-1990sA bodysuit may have sleeves and varying shoulder strap and collar styles. Bodysuits can be made from a number of fabrics; cotton, lace, nylon, etc. In general, textile bodysuits include expandable fiber such as spandex for a better fit to the shape of the body.

A bodysuit is normally worn with trousers or a skirt. The top, torso part may act as a top for the smooth line it gives or because it cannot become untucked from trousers or skirt. They may also be worn generally by women as underwear, activewear, or foundation garments. Unlike a leotard, a bodysuit is not usually considered a form of athletic wear.  The purpose of the opening at the crotch is entry into the piece and for a visit to the toilet.

NOTE:
There are also bodyshirts, loose-fitting garments that cover the torso, with sleeves in short to long lengths and crotch snaps. The difference is that they look like a shirt on the top part of the garment, and may have a different stretch fabric in the waist to the crotch area to make them fit better. (instead of using a “fight strap”? 😁)

HISTORY:
The bodysuit was a progression from the leotard. It was presented in the United States after 1950 by fashion designer Claire McCardell. The first recognized bodysuit was worn by Bettie Page in the 1950s, and was a trademark attire of the Playboy Bunnies from the 1960s, as well as of Wonder Woman in the animated series Super Friends plus, Lynda Carter, in the television series.

Azzedine Alaia and Donna Karan helped make the bodysuit a fashion item for both men and women in the 1980s. After a slowdown, it was resurrected as shaping underwear or lingerie, and in the 2010s it reappeared as a blouse bodysuit and classic turtleneck bodysuit – moving into full usage TODAY!

Check out the current Lingerie / Innerwear as Outerwear options from
Fleur du Mal:

 

LEOTARD:
A leotard is a unisex skin-tight one-piece garment that covers the torso but leaves the legs exposed. The garment was first made famous by the French acrobatic performer Jules Léotard (1838–1870). There are sleeveless, short-sleeved and long-sleeved leotards.
Leotards are worn by acrobats, gymnasts, dancers, figure skaters, athletes, actors, and circus performers both as practice garments and performance costumes. They are often worn together with ballet skirts on top and tights or sometimes bike shorts as underwear. As a casual garment, a leotard can be worn with a belt; it can also be worn under overalls or short skirts.
Leotards are entered through the neck (in contrast to bodysuits which have snaps at the crotch, allowing the garment to be pulled on over the head). Scoop-necked leotards have wide neck openings and are held in place by the elasticity of the garment. Others are crew necked or polo necked and close at the back of the neck with a zipper or snaps.

Rollerskating Leotards

Rollerskating in Leotards


Some Girls are bigger than Others: A Woman Scorned

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Or at least not asked if their names can be used….

HADES: Some Girls are bigger than Others Collection, pissed them off.

Click photo for Daily Record Story

The collection gained it’s title ‘Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others’ after The Smiths’ track from 1986, the offering celebrated, according to its maker, punk, indie and post-punk music in well-crafted Scottish lambs wool. Confined to just four styles – “they’re bands I love” – Cassie Holland (the creator).

Feedback from the people working with the Artists and the Bands themselves:

“Patti Smith has refused the licensing requests we’ve reviewed and I’m pretty certain she would not grant permission to Ms Holland to produce the products.

“I think Patti Smith’s control of her own name is her right and Cassie Holland has no right to capitalise.” Bill Mooney representative of Patti Smith and Sonic Youth

Note: Marc Jacobs went through the proper channels to use the Sonic Youth name in the past. And Bill Mooney was planning to serve a “Cease and Desist” Order to the company.

Viv Albertine, of all-girl punk band The Slits, said while she thought the jumpers with coloured stitching are a “nice tribute”, she is considering a legal response.

“We don’t want to bring a small company down. But it’s a matter of courtesy and we would at least expect some jumpers.

In the background, dievca is singing with:

It’s a new collection at Hades and no signs of any Legal Hassles –
just dealing with your Inner Privacy Collection:


Your own twist…

To present for Master at the Standard Hotel.
Interesting idea.

Photo: Listed as "Kate - the Standard"

Racing Along~

dievca’s ‘hood.
The one new subway stop that is relatively clean and empty in NYC.

She’ll be seeing this New York City Ballet piece, next week, at the recommendation of a friend.
Cheap seats, sitting high and by herself. If she waits to schedule with someone, it might not get done and she really trusts this friend when it comes to dance performances.

The Times Are Racing, Justin Peck – Ensemble

dievca finds it interesting how ballet companies are working to bring contemporary pieces to the masses via music, costumes and choreography, while Opera seems stagnant. (but, dievca is not an aficionado of opera.)

Speaking of costumes — they were designed by Opening Ceremony.  Yes, dievca has a couple of pieces.

Justine Clenquet x Opening Ceremony

Justine Clenquet x Opening Ceremony Joe Hoops

Opening Ceremony Turtleneck See-thru Bodysuit, black with purple