Fleur du Mal’s Strappy Bondage line allows you to exhibit from the Rooftop! Pieces available from $85 for panties to the Strappy Bondage Suit at $225. Click the photo above to purchase.
Fleur du Mal may have us Going Bananas with their Limited Edition lingerie, but it may have started with the lovely and talented Josephine Baker.
On June 3, 1906, Josephine Baker was born Freda Josephine McDonald in the slums of St. Louis. Growing up, she cleaned houses and babysat for the wealthy. At the age of 15, Baker was recruited for the St. Louis Chorus vaudeville show; from there, she went to Harlem where she performed in musicals. Eventually, she landed a gig in France as part of an all-black revue, at a salary of $1,000 a month; she emigrated in 1925.
It was the summer of 1926 at the Folies Bergère in Paris. Hordes of white Parisians flocked to the famed theater to see La Revue Nègre, a musical show that emerged from France due to the country’s fascination with jazz culture. And there, wearing little more than strings of pearls, wrist cuffs, and a skirt made of 16 rubber bananas, Josephine Baker descended from a palm tree onstage, and began to dance. This dance—the danse sauvage—is what established her as the biggest black female star in the world.
During World War II, Baker aided the French Resistance by smuggling secret messages in invisible ink on her musical sheets. She hid Jewish refugees and weapons in her château that Bakerskin (her line of skin darkening and hair slicking products) had helped pay for. In 1963, she was, notably, the only official female speaker to give an address at the March on Washington. She received the Croix de Guerre, the Médaille de la Résistance, and Légion d’Honneur. After she died on April 12, 1975, more than 20,000 people crowded the streets of Paris to watch the funeral procession on its way to L’Église de la Madeleine. The French government honored her with a 21-gun salute, making Josephine Baker the first American woman buried in France with full military honors.
In August 2021, it was announced that Josephine Baker is set to become the first Black woman to have her remains reburied in the Panthéon monument in Paris — one of the highest honors in France. French president Emmanuel Macron made the announcement writing that Baker “held high the motto of the French Republic.”
Fashion-wise – offstage, Josephine’s style was developed by Paul Poiret and Madeleine Vionnet, two of the leading couturiers in the ’20s. Her alluring choices have been seen more recent when Beyoncé paid homage to Baker by wearing a banana skirt in her 2006 Fashion Rocks performance. Miley Cyrus following in 2014.
At the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards, when Rihanna wore a sheer Baker-inspired dress. The Spring 2011 Prada collection and the 2016 Marc Jacobs’s Fall runway notably referenced Baker’s signature gelled hair.
Or, perhaps, Charlotte Olympia’s Banana Pumps are enough quirk to honor Josephine!
Fleur du Mal‘s Ice Cream Embroidery Demi Bra features playful custom ice cream cone embroidery on sheer stretch tulle. Demi style cups with scalloped edge detailing. Stretch charmeuse bands with back hook and eye closure for a customized fit. Unlined. Pair with the matching Ice Cream Embroidery Cheeky and Garter Belt for a mouthwatering set.
Enjoy the Fireworks in Fleur du Mal‘s Pink Lemonade Superstar Bra!
A garter belt and thong are also available (click the photo).
That pink lemonade sounds good, right now, to beat the heat. XO
Sleek Ms. Santa will blossom Her Master’s Arm.
Fleur du Mal Embroidered Slip Dress with Bodysuit in black or nude.
Add a little sparkle to the Presentation on Christmas Eve.
After dreaming about the Aurora Borealis she saw in Iceland, years ago,
dievca was inspired to present for Master in Icy Blue:
We all know that dievca is not a chef, but she made a really nice Arctic Char with a recipe off the web.
Incase you are interested in trying the recipe (Master really enjoyed it).
- 4 fresh Arctic Char fillets (about 6 ounces each)
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tablespoon water (dievca used flour)
- 1 scallion, sliced or chopped
- 1 tablespoon toasted sliced almonds
In a small bowl whisk together the syrup through cornstarch solution until smooth. Place the Arctic Char fillets skin-side-down in a shallow baking pan. Pour the syrup mixture over the Arctic Char, save a little for basting.
Bake about 10 minutes at 375°F , halfway through cooking, baste with glaze.
Cook until the fish flakes easily.
Sprinkle the baked fish with scallion and crushed toasted almonds before serving.
dievca added fresh green beans and rice to the char – as well as a chilled white wine.
After dinner, dievca continued the Arctic theme in Fleur du Mal with the James Chemise and Slip Skirt:
A little play time and to close out the evening – dievca offered Master a slice of Lemon Meringue Pie (the simple jell-o version, recipe on the box….)
There is one last piece of the Icy Blue Fleur du Mal James Lingerie that dievca is interested in:
What if I knock on Your door wearing an exquisite silk Trench Coat?
And as you reach to take my coat, I flash you with the Spring Floral lingerie.
Yeah, I like it, too.
Something easy to wear for your Sir
Elegant from Fleur du Mal
SNAP FRONT UNDER BUST CORSET.
CLASSIC CORSET SEAMING AND BONING TO SHOW OFF YOUR WAIST
UNDERWIRE AT BUST FOR EXTRA SUPPORT AND ACCENTUATION
BRASS SNAPS DOWN THE FRONT
PAIR WITH A LUXE SATIN CAMI AND A LONG SLIT ROBE FOR A HEAD TURNING LOOK.
AT FLEU DU MAL $228.00
dievca’s obsession and sadness about the Agent Provocateur Bubbles set is solved.
Fleur du Mal‘s fishnet offering is less expensive
and with the smaller holes – much better looking on dievca.
A Win-Win for dievca’s unpinnings collection.
(Now, Master has to weigh in on the set!)
dievca is looking for some new lingerie. she has been on a personal hiatus for purchasing lingerie and now feels in the mood to get back to the lovely basics. dievca ran into the brand Fleur du Mal online and is very interested in some of the pieces.
she wonders what Master will think about the options.
Fleur du Mal inspires dressing up and undressing.
Founded in 2012 by Jennifer Zuccarini,
the innovative online destination and mobile retail concept
offers a sublime collection of ready-to-wear and lingerie.