Design on a Dime – NYC Charity Shop style

dievca looks at the Housing Works eShop  website once in awhile for a little inexpensive retail therapy.  You have to have time and an open mind, but something might gel.

$107.00 bought dievca:

  1. Pringle Argyle Cashmere Sweater in brown (vintage) $30
  2. Columbia Down Vest in brown (used) $17
  3. Plaid Converse Chuck Taylor Slip-Ons in brown (new) $25
  4. COS Basic 100% cotton t-shirt in grey $15 (new)
  5. COS Basic 100% cotton t-shirt in white $15 (new)
  6. Blue Q ‘Get the Hell Out of My Kitchen’ sock $5 (new) – a gift for a friend

she’ll match the first 4 items with:

  • MIH Jeans
  • Stand Studio Kala Faux Leather Overcoat in dark Green $515 on sale for $87.55
  • Tomas Maier Pony Hair Backpack
  • RE/done upcycled Blue Jean Mask

For a quirky, yet interesting combination in the City.  Master will be laughing at dievca’s Midwestern homage~

We really need to get out of COVID cozy and head back to Ladylike…

What is your Design on a Dime style?

(Let dievca know and she’ll post it!)


extremement hermes les extraits – locked

Something of Use showing your BDSM leanings from Hermes.
15 hours till the Housingworks Auction End for this offering above, currently $128.

Description
* Silver-tone metal construction
* 7.5ml
* Contains some fragrance
* Spray functionality
* Includes original velvet logo pouch
* Marked on bottom
* Imported
* Signs of wear, including surface scratches and dings

Dimensions
2.25″W x 3.25″H x .75″D

Or you can buy one on eBay for $288


“Hook it”


dievca has MANY questions…

  • Who made the prototype of the penis hook and what prompted its design?
  • Where does someone buy a brass penis?
  • Did they use it?
  • What does the decor of their apartment look like?
  • Did they get many questions about the penis hook?
  • Was it a conversation starter?
  • Why are they getting rid of it?
  • How much will the sale of this hook make for Housing Works?
  • Would dievca ever hang the hook in her apartment?
  • Why does she keep salivating like Pavlov’s Dog?

The auction started at $45
As dievca writes this post it is at $215 with two days left.
The auction ends this evening at 10 pm EDT.
Click HERE to view the listing.
And if you bid…please let dievca know. XO


Safe In Master’s Hands (or Mistress’)

Description

* Lithograph on thin, fibrous handmade paper

* Signed in pencil at lower right

* Edition 10/30

* Print is impressed into rag paper, creating a seamless appearance

* In metal frame, behind glass, wired for hanging

* Light wear

Auction ends on Oct. 25th, 10 pm EST

https://shop.housingworks.org/product/220278


Chanel Chain and Velvet Collar – Auction

(click on photo to bid)

Description
* Silver toned metal
* Velvet ribbon woven through
* Lobster claw clasp
* Made in Italy
* 22″ including extender
* 2013 Collection
* Great condition

AUCTION ENDS AT 10:00 PM, July 3rd EDT


Had a bit of an “eye-opener” this morning…

Kevin Beltz Sterling Silver Flasher Earrings – on Auction (click on photo for link)

Click photo to purchase

I thought I should respond by flashing back in my Moschino Pin-Up Raincoat.


Hmmm, lingerie or sans lingerie…


Is that a Rocket in your Pocket? Coop auction at Housing Works

 

 

Add a little Hot Rod Art to you walls.  dievca thinks the work was done for a San Diego punk band “Rocket from the Crypt” performing at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in Hollywood.

The LUSH curves made her smile!

(click on the Lot Id # for the auction, ending on Sunday evening)

Lot Id

Dimensions
Poster: 22″w x 35″h Linen backing: 26″w x 36.5″h

Description

* Serigraph on paper

* Edition: 152/1500

* Signed on lower right

* Mounted on linen

* Shows light signs of wear with some scuffing and pin holes to linen corners

Coop

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Coop, real name Chris Cooper, is a hot rod artist working from Los Angeles. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1968, and describes his occupation as “Insensitive Artiste”. His work consists primarily of barely clothed Bettie Page-style 1950s soft pornography and/or B-movie monsters, with the female characters often taking the role of “Devil-Women”. The image most often associated with his work is however slightly more tame: the face of a grinning devil with a smoking cigar clamped in its teeth. 

Coop has become popular with certain bands and labels and has provided art for several Sympathy for the Record Industry releases as well as the posters for Reverend Horton Heat, Lords of Acid, Green Day, Nirvana, Soundgarden and The Foo Fighters. 

Coop is an avid hot rod enthusiast and well-known amongst the Kustom Kulture community. He makes an annual appearance at the Mooneyes Xmas party. He released a book in 2001 called Devils Advocate: The Art of Coop.[1] In 2004 he released The Big Fat One, containing 1008 pages of collected sketches, and has recently formed a collaboration with Hot Wheels to sell a series of miniature “Coop-Customized” hot rods.


Double Dip with David Yurman Day Collars

Two David Yurman Collars/Necklaces on Auction from Housing Works NYC, perhaps you Sir/Master will find them attractive for Their submissive/slave.

Or just something elegant to wear with your Summer Maxi Dress ~

(click on the Lot ID to bid – there is about 6 days left, as of 07/27/2016)

 

Lot Id

206484

Dimensions

.5″w x 16″l

Description

* Sterling silver construction

* Diamond accents

* Push-button clasp

* Marked on clasp

* Shows very little signs of wear

 

Lot Id

206485

Dimensions

Necklace: 1/8″w x 18″l Pendant: 1/4″ x 5/8″h

Description

* Sterling silver box chain necklace

* Sterling, 14 kt. gold, and pearl pendant

* Lobster claw clasp

* Marked by clasp and on pendant

* Shows very light signs of wear


Stately submissive DRESS COLLARS: (AUCTION) Nina Ricci and Christian Dior

To be elegant for your Sir or Mistress.
Or an exquisite gift to your submissive or slave
Dazzling for the Holidays and beyond.

NINA RICCI NECKLACE – HOUSING WORKS AUCTION (click)

Auction Closes in 2 Days:
Dimensions
.5″w x 15.5″ long
Description

* Gold-toned metal construction

* Crystal accents

* Box clasp

* Marked by clasp

* Shows very light signs of wear

 

CHRISTIAN DIOR NECKLACE – HOUSING WORKS AUCTION (click)

Auction Closes in 2 Days:
Dimensions
.5″w x 15.5″ long
Description

* Gold-toned metal construction

* Crystal accents

* Folding clasp

* Marked on clasp

* Shows very light signs of wear


rub-a-dub dub dreaming

Somewhere to share some sexy tub time with your Sir?

NYC apartments are small.
Having an above floor Apaiser bathtub would be such a luxury.
Having an Apaiser tub, customized with artwork?
Amazing.
James Reka Custom Painted Apaiser Haven Bath Tub
Reka detail of face

Reka detail of foot

Reka detail of signature

Is anyone willing to buy a $2500+ tub for a good cause and the apartment to go around it.

AUCTION: James Reka Custom Painted Apaiser Haven Bath Tub
Ends: 06/27 10:00 PM EST

Sigh. Thought so~

But one can dream….

And if you were curious about the rub-a-dub dub verse…yes, it may have been salacious:

  • Albert Jack, the author of a new book, said that the tub referred to a peep show that was a popular adult attraction at travelling fairs.
    While it was possible that three men provided homosexual entertainment, he pointed out that the original 15th century rhyme was: “Rub-a-dub dub three maids in a tub, and who do you think were there? The butcher, the baker, the candlestick-maker, and all of them gone to the fair.” The rhyme was sanitized by the Victorians, he added.

Men’s Sandals: D&G does BDSM

As a submissive, dievca is able to work subtle hints of her Lifestyle leanings into her jewelry and dressing daily.  Master doesn’t have as many subtle options…

dievca found these sandals with their chain detailing on the Housing Works auction site.  Something interesting for her Master.

Auction ends this evening — 11:00 PM EDT
D&G Bondage Sandals Men's Housing Works D&G Bondage Sandals Men's Housing Works 2 D&G Bondage Sandals Men's Housing Works 3

ShopHousingWorks Auction for D&G Bondage Sandals
Auction ends 06/23 11:00 PM EST
(click here)

Description
* Leather upper
* Size 8, Men’s
* Rubber sole
* Chain detail
* Gently worn
* Italy
Brands
D&G


Masculine Femininity (auction)

Master states that He likes it when His dievca changes it up. That said, she senses that Master prefers when she dresses very Lady-like. He loved when dievca was dressed very feminine at a Jazz Club this weekend.
The problem is that dievca is always attracted to these tougher pieces. What do you think?

Is being masculine as a female a turn-on, or a turn-off?

(BTW, dievca thinks this piece would be great for a guy, too)

Miu Miu Silver and Gold Leather Buckle Cuff
Dimensions
10″l x 1.25″w
Description
* Leather strap
* Silver and gold metal chain accent
* Made in Italy
* Great condition, shows very little signs of wear
* Tiny scratches to metal
Brand
Miu Miu
Shipping Options
FedEx, Pick-up

Housing Works Miu Miu Cuff Auction

Ends
05/12/2016 10:00 PM EST


Master’s got it covered, but His dievca fell in love~

Master finds buying a watch to be a very personal thing. He lets His dievca help with buying other items, but he stands firm on Art and a Watch.

dievca gets it and doesn’t take offense, but she cannot help it when she finds something really cool and wants to share it. For example: (“Shit & Shinola: the rebirth of a brand”)

dievca found this WATCH:

The British wristwatch brand Uniform Wares offered up two new watches; the 152 and 203 series in 2012.

dievca loves the slimline 152.

Aiming to make a modern redefinition of the traditional gentleman’s wrist watch, Uniform Wares have created the slimline 152 series with it’s 6.05mm profile and beautifully clean face. This watch doubles up as a women’s watch due to it’s unisex 35mm case and slim profile, perfect for slimmer wrists.

152 series priced around £180.
Housing Works NYC has an auction of a NEW Uniform Wares 152

Ending on 12/20/2015 at 10:00 PM EST

Stainless steel casing
* 4 jewel Swiss movement
* Italian calf leather band
* 152 Series, BR-01 model
* Made in Germany 

See more at:
ShopHousingWorks Auction: Uniform Wares 152 Series Watch


Feeling good at Brunch & Beyond

‘There are very few things this New Yorker loves as much as Sunday brunch. You can sleep until noon and still get eggs anywhere in the city, alcohol is often included with the meal, and Sunday is the one day a week you get the single woman’s sports pages: the New York Times wedding section.’ – SATC

Sunday Brunch in NYC is an Art. It’s a very popular activity.  Restaurants are crowded, people wait for tables and then hang out talking about Life. Something that Sex and the City got right.

dievca is no stranger to brunch. Master doesn’t do it very much. Must be a female thing….

The latest brunch dievca went to was at  44 & X HELL’S KITCHENnortheast corner of Forty-fourth Street and Tenth Avenue. Family and Friends connecting before the Holiday crunch.

The weather was beautiful, so after brunch dievca caught a train to SoHo and wandered around. Ending up at Housing Works Book Shop, she purchased a copy of Andrew Lang’s Olive Fairy Book:

Olive Fairy Book Andrew Lang

And enjoyed the graffiti across the street:

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Sometimes living in the City is stressful and other times it is an absolutely delight!


Ohh, La La – LANVIN!

CHAINS, CHAINS, CHAINS!
~dievca’s favorite reminder of Master~

dievca ran into this lovely 18″ necklace on her favorite auction site….its Lanvin.
Lanvin Chain Necklace Lanvin Chain Necklace tag Lanvin Chain Necklace Close Lanvin Chain Necklace Close Up

The Auction ends on 10/25/2015 at 10:00 PM EST

This could be a ‘work’  collar.

A bold statement of Master’s ownership.

http://shop.housingworks.org/lot.cfm?lotID=122986


Housing Works: submissive day collars auction

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.

This is the mission statement from Housing Works in NYC. dievca knows they are working on more national and international issues, as well.

dievca loves when she goes into a Housing Works store and is in the check-out line next to an aid worker from Haiti who is buying a Brita water filter pitcher which someone donated.

If you are inclined to give to a well run organisation and are looking for a Day Collar — dievca suggests:

Jorgen Jensen Pewter Collar and Cuff

Jorgen Jensen Pewter Collar and Cuff ends 2/18 10:00 PM EST

Sterling Silver and Stone Choker

Sterling Silver and Stone Choker ends 2/22 10:00 PM EST

Both items are on Auction at http://www.shophousingworks.com
The Pewter Collar and Cuff finishes on 2/18
The Sterling Silver Collar finishes on 2/22
Good Luck Bidding!