dievca runs to New Jersey every couple of months to hit Wal-Mart for staples (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.) Her early morning trip is taking place after a long weekend of work – she survived.
To celebrate her time heading to NJ (and dealing with crazy drivers) plus surviving work, dievca invites you to join her with Jersey Girl, Gloria Gayner (Newark, NJ) in singing a fabulous disco-era anthem.
STELLA MCCARTNEY Groove Heels
Buffed faux-leather heels in black. Embossed detailing at round toe. Curb chain ankle strap with lanyard clasp fastening in gold-tone. Tonal covered block heel. Faux-leather sole in tan. Approx. 3.5″ heel.
Made from cruelty-free, non-animal materials.
Supplier color: Black
Upper: synthetic. Sole: synthetic.
Made in Italy.
Available on sale at SSENSE.
dievca was seeking a shearling piece of clothing or bag – nothing on eBay was catching her attention. The prime designer’s had boring offerings…except for Bottega Veneta. Their shearling bags were/are too dear ($2500). dievca stepped away from the search.
Then she ran into PRIMECUT BAGS by accident – on Black Friday!
This well-made backpack is now hers (from Urban Outfitters on sale):
The back is black leather and the interior is lined in linen.
Here are some other options:
Primecut bags are handcrafted in our Portland, Oregon workshop. Each bag is carefully constructed, taking into account the unique properties of the materials used.
Founded in 2013, deep in the confines of her basement, Lizzie began experimenting with leather bags. She was intrigued by the diversity and unique properties of hair-on-hide. Using her mother’s old Pfaff sewing machine along with an old Yamata industrial machine, she experimented with different leathers, sizes, proportions, and manufacturing techniques.
In 2017, Lizzie moved from her basement to Primecut’s current Studio. Since 2013, she has upgraded her manufacturing to include new machines, employees, and a light-filled production studio.
Our process begins with carefully sourcing cowhides and shearling from tanneries throughout the world. Each material is selected based on its quality, weight, and durability. Speaking to the nature of the material we love curating our designs with both a sense of aesthetic proportion and a bit of playfulness.
Our bags reflect our playful design aesthetic. Slight variations in pattern, color, and texture represent the uniqueness in each Primecut piece.
Dimensions: Width: 16.5cm, Height: 23.5cm, Depth: 7.5cm, Strap: 28.5cm Materials: 67% Viscose, 33% Silk Price: $601 on sale at Cettire Made in Italy Or you can take a gander at the Vintage Pink Leather Version (eBay $1500) or Black Calfskin Version (Moschino $835).
Originally inspired by four classic lipstick colors (red, nude, pink, and black cherry), the Hotlips rings are the embodiment of your perfect lipstick color on a beautiful, pouty, kissable mouth. Sterling Silver and Lacquer.
Designed by Solange Azagury-Partridge in 1995, they have since become an icon of modern jewelry design. On display at the V&A Museum and seen on the world’s most stylish women including Bella Hadid, Dua Lipa, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Adwoa Aboah, Rebel Wilson, & Man Repeller.
Click the photo to be taken to the website ($270)! If the rings are too expensive, check out the totes ($35).
dievca had a friend come up earlier in the week and ask if she would like to go to the US Open. Yes, absolutely! she had never been to the Open.
The day after Storm Ida steamrolled low areas of NYC, dievca checked the subway schedule to see if the 7 train was still up and running. It was, the track runs above ground in Queens.
The trip was easy, people were chill walking in to the facility. They checked vaccine qualifications and bags before the ticket check – it rolled along quickly. Getting a cocktail was a bit trickier, but offering a nice tip for a bartender who slipped them in guaranteed service for the future.
The best part?
The luck of the draw chose the match, dievca and her friends were able to watch and boldness helped them sit closer, it was:
The match was good fun. The Dutchman offered some challenge to Djokovic and it gave you a good sense of what 10 years of experience offers in Tennis. Smart shots. BTW, those serves went up to 126 mph – crazy!
The second match was #75 Amanda Ansimova (USA) vs #4 Karolina Pliskova (CZK) and both were more evenly matched – it got to be a long match, so dievca had to head home.
Because the Met’s game was letting out at the same time, the MTA ran an express train into Manhattan – which skimmed 20 minutes off the trip. dievca didn’t know she could run that fast anymore to catch a train!
Western Belt Print Bag – and ode to Impact Play or Bondage A bag to carry your accoutrements: thudders and stingers or buckled cuffs and collars Paul Smith‘s Western Belt Print will offer a lot of additional room for water, towels, a change of clothes, etc. A fun, tongue in cheek nod to your pleasurable inclinations!
~Something of Use~
Update – the bag sold on August 2nd…sorry, dievca was too slow…
Now that dievca’s beloved Chicago Cubs have traded the team away to rebuild, (Note: Anthony Rizzo is playing well for the NY Yankees…) dievca is open to perhaps choosing a second favorite. A Fat Friar with crossed toes might fit the bill!
The San Diego Padres (Petco) ballpark is easy to manage, the crowd showed a lot of families and an equal amount of male and female fans, food choices can spin healthy if you are in the mood. The Women’s bathroom had lots of loos with vacant/not vacant signs. dievca and another Lady watched a guy dash in to use the facilities – they both just laughed. Cripes, dievca’s done that to the Men’s room enough times… And both Male and Female bathrooms offer baby changing stations.
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.
After work today, dievca is hosting a casual dinner party for friends – all of whom are vaccinated.
she’s out of practice….
but its a simple go with ordering-in burgers from Whitman’s, offering a Junior’s Cheesecake + wine/beer..
Nice to be a bit normal, again.
dievca’s Missoni and Burberry fold-up umbrella’s are flipping inside out and the handles are getting gummy – it might be time to look into a new folding umbrella.
Rifle Paper Co. is offering four lovely editions:
From Top Left: Camont, Garden Party, Strawberry Fields, Marguerite
Printed in full color
40″ open diameter
17⅛” closed length
Wooden duck handle
Folds up to a portable size
Matching storage sleeve
Rifle Paper Co. was founded in 2009 by husband-wife team Nathan and Anna Bond. Over the last 10 years, we have grown our company from two people to over 150. Our world is full of bold colors, hand-painted florals, and whimsical characters—and our goal is to create quality products that bring beauty to the everyday.
Radio Garden (click on the green heading above) is a non-profit Dutch radio and digital research project developed from 2013 to 2016, by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, by the Transnational Radio Knowledge Platform, and five other European universities. It is funded by HERA.
Within Radio Garden, radios are arranged by geolocation and grouped by cities. According to specialized websites, the design is formed by greenish spheres superimposed on the map, which increases in size as the region’s number of broadcasters available. This idea was developed by the German companies Studio Puckey and Studio Moniker in partnership with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Radios are available at locations such as Aleppo, Havana, Sri Lanka, London, North Korea, in addition to New York, Lisbon, Moscow, etc.
On 14 March 2020 a new version, with upgraded features, was released.
dievca may be a little late to the Party – but she is up for a lot of fun!
The most googled food items to be enjoy at home for the Holidays.
Zippia, a career builder website, used Google search data to create a map of people’s favorite holiday treats. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the cheesecake was a big favorite all over the country, with New York, Nevada, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, Florida, Ohio, Michigan, and Connecticut all opting for this rich and creamy dessert. Pennsylvania is apparently a fan of gingerbread cheesecake in particular and Hawaii loves Oreo cheesecake.
What do you crave during the Holiday Season?
What does your State seem to favor?
A "Thank You" to Zipia and Andrea Romano for Travel & Leisure
The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show features New York City’s greatest collection of vintage clothing, accessories, and antique textiles from the last century and more.
There is a show scheduled for February 2021. But, who knows what will happen with COVID-19. A few of the vendors have put some key items on sale virtually – not quite as good as digging through the offerings, but still something fun to see!
dievca is starting to think about Presentation Outfits, again.
Discover high styles from the last century that inspire today’s fashion trends! The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is the ultimate vintage showcase, which brings together over 80 of the country’s top vintage clothing, accessories, and antique textile dealers under one roof. So, come join the hunt where top designers get their inspiration! You’re sure to find timeless and beautifully constructed clothing & antique textiles. The collection that 100 years of design built.
“The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is such a great place for (young) people to shop! It gives them a chance to play with a vast selection of clothing styles and allows them to create their unique vision of personal style.”
A lipstick ring around your cock is a beautiful way to start cock worship. But to change it up, should we try sugar sprinkled lips? A sweet taste with a light massage and lots of spit to dissolve the little balls which can be used to massage the larger balls. Envision a lot of licking and kissing. Sounds like a very nice way to brighten up the day.
When a Rat Year comes, it generally delivers new experiences with favorable outcomes for all of the signs. The Metal element aspect also indicates success, as this is the element of production. Metal is strong, determined, and resolute.
Some NYE traditions probably seem a bit off-the-wall. Here are a few that seemingly come out of nowhere, but remain integral pieces of some countries’ annual New Year customs.
Colombia: One of Colombians’ favorite ways to celebrate the New Year is to carry an empty suitcase around the block. The tradition is meant to bring celebrants a year of travel (which hopefully will involve a little more packing).
Denmark: Many of the world’s New Year’s traditions revolve around the stroke of midnight: fireworks blasting off, the ball dropping, kissing a loved one, toasting with champagne, etc. In Denmark, people jump off of their chairs in unison at midnight. This symbolizes jumping forward into the new year and leaving bad things behind.
Belgium: In Belgium, Walloon and Flemish farmers rise early on New Year’s Day and promptly head out the stables to wish the cows (and other domesticated animals) a happy New Year. Though the origins of this tradition are unknown, the same thing is also practiced in Romania.
Finland: Going to a fortune-teller can either be a fun or harrowing experience. But one Nordic New Year tradition involves reading the future for yourself. Finnish people melt tin horseshoes, pour the molten metal into cold water, and use the resulting solid to gain insight into the coming year. Its shape and shadow supposedly tell-all, and a broken piece of tin is considered a sure sign of bad luck.
Japan: In Japan, Joya no Kane is a Buddhist ritual that takes place at midnight on New Year’s Eve. It involves ringing a bell exactly 108 times. Buddhists believe that we humans are entrapped by 108 different desires that keep us suffering. The chimes symbolize purification from the accumulation of these passions over the previous year.
Chile: In the small town of Tulca, Chile, it is tradition to spend the last night of the year at a sleepover at the cemetery. Locals believe that the souls of dearly departed friends and family come to hang around on the night of New Year’s Eve. So they make fires, bring food and drink, and decorate their loved ones’ graves for some ghostly quality time.
Ecuador: In Ecuador, los años viejos (the old years) is a beloved part of how to celebrate the New Year. People construct large scarecrows of those they don’t like and set them alight at midnight in order to burn away the ills of last year. Building the scarecrow is a family activity. While it’s mostly done for fun and laughs, controlling the bevy of fires is sometimes a serious undertaking.
Panama: Panama has a similar “viejo” tradition to the one in Ecuador. Only here the effigies are called muñecos. Rather than simply setting them on fire, the dolls are typically stuffed with fireworks in order to really get the festivities cranking.