Sunday Brunch on the roof.

Melissa Odabash Alicia Pink Crochet Tunic

Emily Wiser Initial Necklace from Master

Chan Luu Peacock Pearl Mix Barrette ShopBop

David Yurman Petite Tahitian Ring

Ancient Greek Sandals Zenobia brown natural

Omo Norma Kamali Cat Eye Sunglasses

Nannacay Cotio Straw Bag Multi


Annelise Michelson BDSM jewelry collars

Perhaps not subtle – but an elegant way to honor your Sir or Madam with Style. Something that can be a signature piece with a hidden BDSM message. Ranging from 100 Euro to 500 Euro. Made in France.

A Parisienne of South African heritage, Annelise Michelson founded her eponymous brand in 2012, immediately positioning herself as a free spirit in the highly codified world of high-end jewelry. Couture-esque, her collections are at once glamorous and sculptural… An artist first and foremost, she sees her pieces like talismans, loaded with beauty and channeling strength and self-confidence. Her jewels aren’t just ‘accessories’, they are designed to dress the wearer, placing design and inspired volumes firmly in the spotlight. From the very beginning, Annelise’s bold vision resonated with many including the likes of Rihanna, Juliette Binoche, Zoe Kravitz, Robin Wright, and Leandra Cohen, allowing the house to blossom quickly. Constantly evolving and growing, today Annelise Michelson counts more than ten collections to its name including the evocatively titled Drapée, Déchaînée, Wire and Vertigo capsules.


Be ready for whatever Summer throws at you~

Versatile Florals from Alice + Olivia
Dresses ready for sandals, heels, or sneakers. Etc.


1st foray as a human in the heat

FORAY

noun

2: an initial and often tentative attempt to do something in a new or different field or area of activity,
A brief excursion or attempt especially outside one’s accustomed sphere.

dievca decided to look like a human rather than a slouch when making a foray to the Eastside. she figured out a way to beat the heat, too:

Loup Charmant Dayo Cotton Dress

Jack Gomme Light Lami Cerise

Boss Orange Olive leather flip flops

Elizabeth and James Horatio Sun Glasses

Ippolita Cherish 18-karat gold ring

Melissa Joy Manning Earrings

Rebecca Minkoff Chevron Stacking Rings

Woldford Nude Tulle Bra

Wolford Nude Tulle Panties

Zazzle red orange turquoise blue Indian floral paisley cloth face mask


Pearls before Swine (choose one)

1.) The Bible:

“Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.” Matthew 7:6

2.) The Comic Strip

Pearls Before Swine Comic – Steven Pastis

3.) The Canadian Jewelry Company

PEARLS BEFORE SWINE MANIFESTS VIA A COUNTER-RESEARCH MODEL THAT EXPLORES DEFECTED PRECIOUS METALS AND PEARLS. PURITY IS A UBIQUITOUS FACET OF QUANTIFICATION WITHIN TRADITIONAL INDUSTRY STANDARDS OF THE FINE JEWELLERY SECTOR. THE CURRENT CLIMATE IS A CONGLOMERATE OF BRANDS FABRICATING JEWELLERY AT MASS. PBS STANDS AS ONE OF THE FEW ARTISANAL JEWELLERY BRANDS, HANDCRAFTING EACH PIECE FROM VANCOUVER, BC, USING DEFUNCT APPARATUS PRESENT IN THE FIELDS OF SCIENCE AND CORPORATE COSMETIC DENTISTRY

dievca chooses #3


Ball Chain

Delicate, elegant, inexpensive
Soft Ball Chain Ring by Gabriela Artigas
14K Gold – white, yellow, rose
$125

Soft Ball Chain Ring


The way to look professional in a Mask.

President of Slovakia, Zuzana Caputova – rocking her new color-coordinated accessory, the COVID-19 mask.

dievca didn’t follow the matching vision from Slovakia….
she just bought a black mask for Master and the checkered for herself:

Maybe she’ll collect her sewing machine at her Mother’s and start color coordinating.

VIDA masks – click photo to purchase
10% of profits from the masks will be donated to SF-Marin Food Bank and Food Bank NYC.

This Protective Mask is made of 2 layers of 100% cotton, easily adapts to different sizes with adjustable straps, and features an integrated metal nose-piece to ensure a snug fit. Each mask comes with a multi-layer PM2.5 Filter featuring 2 layers of Meltblown Filter and 1 layer of Carbon Activated Fabric. Filters should be replaced every 7 days.
You can buy a 5 pack of the filters, designed to effectively block airborne contaminants.
Fits adults and kids ages 5 and up.

dievca also bought some simple spare masks from Nili Lotan:

Nili Lotan Face Masks – click photo to purchase
100% of proceeds go to NYU Langone.
All purchases of NL Face Masks help keep their employees working while contributing to the well-being of some of New York’s most vital essential workers.


Blue Lingerie and the Miracle of Spandex

click photo for link to a great post about 1950’s girdles

The Miracle of Lycra Spandex- Fairy Godmother to Women Everywhere.  Invented in 1959 it wasn’t until  1962 until  the full scale manufacturer of Lycra went on the market , expanding possibilities for women everywhere.  Girdles were no longer only peach, ivory, and black instead bright pastels and patterns became the rage. (L) Vintage ad 1962 Hollywood Vassarette Girdle and Bra (R) Fairy Godmother Cinderella Walt Disney

The synthetic fabric used to make stretchy clothing is commonly referred to as spandex and as Lycra. DuPont created the term Lycra as a brand name for its spandex, and now the terms have become interchangeable.

Dupont textiles scientist Joseph C. Shivers was determined to find a fiber to replace rubber in garments. He made a breakthrough in the early 1950s when he used an intermediate substance to modify Dacron polyester. This modification produced a stretchy fiber that could withstand high temperatures. After nearly a decade of research, the fiber was perfected in 1959. Originally called Fiber K, DuPont chose the trade name Lycra to distinguish its brand of spandex fiber.

Polyurethane Fibers (micro photo 100X)

Spandex fibers are produced in four ways: melt extrusion, reaction spinning, solution dry spinning, and solution wet spinning. All of these methods include the initial step of reacting monomers to produce a prepolymer. Once the prepolymer is formed, it is reacted further in various ways and drawn out to make the fibers.

A blessing and curse:

The comfort offered by using fabrics with Spandex comes with an environmental concern.

Today most clothes containing spandex end up as non-recyclable waste once they have been worn out, as fabric blends containing spandex are difficult to recycle. This contributes to the pollution of the environment.

When clothes are washed, hundreds of thousands of microfibres are released into the wastewater, ending up in the oceans, and if clothes contain plastic then they will cause microplastic pollution.


Happy Secretary Administrative Assistant Day!


To those who work through the challenges of others.

Keep the World running
and look sexy to boot!

Many fantasies have been developed over the job title.

The Secretary: Kate Slyvester 2002 Fashion


Finding Sexy, again.


WFH – takes a chunk out of your sexiness factor.

dievca’s digging through her closet for a great dress.
Master might be surprised after her biking attire.

Have you dressed up lately? Just to get the fires going?
Might be time to try it.
XO


Might as well look good working out at home~

Something of Use
dievca admired someone’s workout bra at her gym and was turned on to a Fitness Brand that is very comfortable, yet holds all your pieces in nicely.  Splits59

Just the thing to wear during Skype workouts.

Image result for splits59 maya ombre

Splits59 Maya TechFlex Bra Ombre

Established in 2008, Splits59 is the culmination of co-founders Jonathan Schwartz and Keith Peterson’s mission to create the best activewear on the market. Their workout clothes mix high-tech performance fabrics with flattering silhouettes—including the super popular Splits59 Raquel flare leggings, supportive sports bras, and graphic tanks—all made in Los Angeles with loving precision. Even the name represents the company’s exacting attention to small details: A constant reminder that a split second can actually make all the difference, especially for an athlete.


History of Hair – Presentation Options


Well…options for dievca to work on.
Her hair hasn’t looked like any of these options.
Ever.
(Wait! She did have a pixie cut at one time)

How about your hair?


Agent Provocateur Athletic Endeavours (lingerie)

Agent Provocateur Athletic Endeavours – Play To Win.

dievca’s Mother (85+) said something kind and profound when dievca was irritated about her muscles and curves.

I see a lot of frail and sick people.
You are so strong and healthy, its beautiful.

The comment made dievca stop and think about how it is not how thin your thighs are, its what you thighs can do that matters. Shapely is nice but healthy and functioning is 100 times better.

Think about that the next time you become frustrated when your glute muscles take up a lot of space in your jeans.

The bodies above are primo athletic and gorgeous in the lingerie. Something to emulate, strength and tone rather than crazy juice cleanses to thin out.

 


Chained – embellishment

Dries van Noten crystal-embellished chain choker

A bold statement of submission.

 


Leap Day Proposal and Ines Gloves in case (incase) of Disappointment…(re-post)

Just sayin’ – dievca never got her gloves 4 years ago…

Love is always a leap into the unknown. You can try to control as many variables, and understand a situation as you can, but you’re still jumping off a cliff and hoping that someone catches you. ~Lisa Kleypas

Diane Webber (Marguerite Empey) Nude Leap

Diane Webber (Marguerite Empey) Nude Leap

Women Propose to Their Men

Leap Year Proposal

According to an old Irish legend, or possibly history, St Brigid struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men – and not just the other way around – every four years.

This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how leap day balances the calendar.

Gloves Hide Naked Ring Finger

In some places, leap day has been known as “Bachelors’ Day” for the same reason. A man was expected to pay a penalty, such as a gown or money, if he refused a marriage proposal from a woman on Leap Day.

In many European countries, especially in the upper classes of society, tradition dictates that any man who refuses a woman’s proposal on February 29 has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves. The intention is that the woman can wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring. During the middle ages there were laws governing this tradition.

Ines Glove Company

Founded in 1999 and based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The story starts when Ines longed for the elegance of the 1950’s,
read more about the beginning of Ines Gloves company.

leap day

In case vs. Incase:

Incase refers to being enclosed within. Like “Incase that ring finger in a glove”.
Also spelt encase.

Where as in case refers to doing something ‘in the event of’ or ‘as a precaution’. eg “you better have those 12 pairs of gloves around, just in case”


Mlouye Handbags: Architecture in Color

Mlouye Naomi Belt Bag $285

Mlouye Mini Woven Bag $295

Mlouye Wave Wallet $195

Mlouye’s founder and creative director Meb Rure hails from an industrial design background. In 2015, Meb decided to change gears and turn her energy towards Mlouye, a collection of exceptional handbags. Focusing on quality material, good design, craftsmanship and sustainability, Mlouye reflects the epitome of quality over quantity.

Meb was highly inspired by the Bauhaus Movement’s artists and architects. From Mies van der Rohe’s works to Kandinsky’s paintings, to Aalto’s furniture, she acquired a rationalist vision of design by gleaning how they served a utilitarian purpose in a cleverly simple way. Mlouye merges industrial design and fashion, creating functional handbags made of luxurious and honest materials to improve people’s lives in small but important ways.

Innovation being the key factor alongside aesthetic, Mlouye has brought unexpected shapes with smart details, functionality and a new luxury feel with a contemporary price point.

Istanbul is where Mlouye was born, the company’s headquarters is now split between the US, the UK and Turkey.

Naomi Belt Bag – Spice


Sexy Lingerie Fabric = Satin

Marilyn Monroe satin slip lingerie

Satin Definition

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.

Its Advantages

  • Luxurious feel and aesthetic
  • Floaty drape
  • Versatile
  • Smooth, lustrous surface

Its Disadvantages

  • 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


Not quite something of use…

The Barneys sale (Madison Ave) … is still too expensive for this dievca~
Everything she wanted to buy calculated out around $700 -$800: Tate earrings or a ring. Marni sweater, Manolo Blahnik pumps, Zero Maria Cornejo coat. But nothing special enough to pull the trigger – as dievca’s friend said, “If these Louboutin boots were $450-$500, I would do it”.

So, nothing of use – but at least she got back to the store before it was gone.

dievca moved away from Barneys when they rebranded the Co-op in 2013, ‘sidelined’ Simon Doonan – and seemed like they lost their sense of humor. When they closed the UWS location? Ah, well….no reason to schlep across the City.

Here are some of the items dievca considered at the sale:

dievca doesn’t see Master in these boots:

Maybe these ones instead:

Photos: dievca Barneys NYC 2019

Starry, Starry, Heavenly Body

WOLFORD Lee open-knit wool-blend thong bodysuit

WOLFORD Lee open-knit wool-blend thong bodysuit (Click photo to purchase)


Skin peeking through mimics the stars peeking through space.
Both teasing,
Both intriguing.


Perhaps a little break from Holiday Cheer? Calamity Jane Lingerie

“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.


Low Key NYC and trying to get it moving~

dievca’s Parents wiped her out on her last visit. she came back a disaster health-wise and didn’t have much mental bandwidth left for nice, but needy people. As a result, she passed on two Holiday Parties and has been laying low in her ‘hood.

Pulling the introvert in recovery-mode option.

Working, running small errands, wrapping Holiday gifts, feeding her cold/sinus infection with homemade soup, reading, etc. The furthest she’s been from her pad is Master’s – and that was for coddling and assisting Him with buying and wrapping family gifts.

Well, the momentary introvert will be turning back into an extravert on Monday evening for a Holiday Party she cannot miss – workplace politics-wise…

Turn it on, dievca!

dievca’s skin has recovered, her eyes are de-puffed, Pedi/Mani in place – but she is eschewing sparkles – opting for leather and chains.

Wolford Lace Top Black Thigh Hi Stockings

Blush Polkadot bra and panties with suspenders

Alaia Grommet Bootie

Sonia Rykiel Red Pave Bag

Master’s Vintage Chain

Vintage Sterling Silver Bracelet

Baublebar Constellation Earrings

Herno Layered Tan Cashmere down coat

Neiman Marcus leather grommet gloves

dievca knows it is going to take her a bit more to get into the Glitzy end of Holiday Cheer,
cough, cough,
she IS showing up….


Velvet Lingerie – A Holiday Offering

Madalynne Intimates Noelle custom velvet lingerie

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:


Dramatic Dangling Sparkles

Oscar de la Renta Beaded Clip Earrings

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


“As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time.”

Celebrate those moments in gold Dolce & Gabbana

And for an early start in Holiday elegance:


PVC lingerie

VelvetRebelLingerie Oracle Set Etsy $115.85
(click photo)

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


A dievca Who Lunches

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!

Vanity Fair 2012 Article: “Revisiting Ladies Who Lunch”

Michael Kors Cashmere Sweater Dress

Sies Marjan Bessie Alpaca Coat

Dents Brown Leather Gloves

Finery London Snakeskin Tall Boots

Paul Smith Photo Scarf brown

Simone Perele Trocadero Set

Philip Lim 3×1 Studded Crossbody

One outfit option…thinking about other options. Trying to shop the closet. XO


Duality – Ashley Williams

du·al·i·ty
/d(y)o͞oˈalədē/

noun
1.
the quality or condition of being dual.
2.
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


Presentation Outfits…100 Years of Fashion in 2 minutes

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.

1920s Dress

1930’s Dress

1940’s Red Silk Cocktail Dress Ceil Chapman

CEIL CHAPMAN vintage 1950’s designer Bombshell Cocktail dress silk jersey

1960s Silk Beaded Rhinestone Cocktail Dress Ceil Chapman

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.


Denim Dynamics – Trucker Dress

Cotton Citizen Caballo Denim Dress $440 (click photo)

A denim dress never goes out of style. Why? Denim by itself is considered to be a timeless fabric that works for different weather conditions and occasions. There are classic denim dresses, as well as modern styles with sexy cuts and mini lengths. A denim dress can be styled with all kinds of shoes, starting from sneakers, flats and wedge sandals to sexy stilettos and classy pumps.

The Fabric:

Denim is a sturdy cotton warp-faced textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces a diagonal ribbing that distinguishes it from cotton duck. While a denim predecessor known as dungaree has been produced in India for hundreds of years, denim itself was first produced in the French city of Nîmes under the name “serge de Nîmes”.

The most common denim is indigo denim, in which the warp thread is dyed, while the weft thread is left white. As a result of the warp-faced twill weaving, one side of the textile is dominated by the blue warp threads and the other side is dominated by the white weft threads. This causes blue jeans to be white on the inside. The indigo dyeing process, in which the core of the warp threads remains white, creates denim’s signature fading characteristics. ~Wikipedia

The Dress:

The Trucker style of denim dress takes its cue from the Levi’s Type III jacket with some distinctive features to look for:

  • Cropped cut that ends at the waist
  • Slim, tailored cut
  • Buttons at sleeve, pocket, and front
  • Chest pockets with pointed flaps
  • Generally, two slanted (or “V-shaped”) seams that run from chest pocket to waist
  • A point collar

Add some length and you’ve got a Denim Trucker Dress:

Though dievca loves the look of the Cotton Citizen Caballo Dress (photo – top of post), she is rocking the less expensive Lucky Brand Trucker Dress.
Why? 100% cotton vs. some lycra.
dievca always goes with the stretch! she’s planning on snakeskin boots with the dress or maybe tights and OTK boots for winter. Hmmm, a casual presentation for Master…time to think on it.


Feeling a Flash (lingerie)

Agent Provocateur’s Franni offering a sexy Flash.
Similar to this:

Get your dance on!

(click photo to purchase)