Lunching with Master

Anthropologie Somerset Maxi in Dark Purple

Master is taking His dievca to the Met and to lunch for her Birthday.
she has to work in the morning, but will head uptown afterward.
dievca is planning on wearing her Anthropologie Somerset Maxi Dress in Dark Purple. It will allow her to wear comfortable shoes, look ladylike, and hide her knee brace if she needs to wear it.

Master said He would like to finish the day at His apartment, so dievca is bringing Him peach crumble as a treat during Aftercare.
It turned out well!

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Photo: dievca Fresh Peach Crumble NYC 09/2022


Dreamy Dress

Christopher John Rodgers Dress

Christopher John Rogers Dress

A chance to look ladylike for Master, again! XO
On sale at Saks 5th Avenue:

Fit-and-flare midi-dress with chevron color blocking at neckline.

  • V-neckline
  • Adjustable spaghetti straps
  • Side seam pockets
  • Concealed back zip
  • Trim: 100% silk
  • Lining: 100% silk
  • 51% acetate/49% cotton
  • Approximately 50 inches from shoulder to hem
  • Dry clean
  • Made in USA
  • MSRP $2795

10K anyone?

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Chloé Crochet Dresses – each running at $10,500.
dievca loves the dresses,
but which interesting person would be willing to buy them?   

Available at Net-A-Porter


Basket weaving 101 with MUUÑ

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dievca took a photo of her new MUUÑ basket bag – its measurements are length: 20 cm / width: 10 cm / height: 14 cm. Very adorable and ladylike for summer.  dievca started playing with effects on her new phone and ended up saving the photo with the effect above and losing the original photo (it’s the user, not the phone…)

Anyways, this French Brand is trying to do good in the World by creating a sustainable bag, handmade and utilizing an underrepresented workforce.  A lovely piece for Summer (photo below).

The straw base is hand-weaved with resistant elephant grass, taking 2 or 3 days of work.
. This bag is finished and assembled in our workshop in France.
. The inside pouch is sewed by people with disabilities working for ISTA.
As MUUÑ bags are handmade products, variations in shape or size may happen.

The Charles in Dark Green vegetable tanned leather handle and strap. 173 Euros

Straw bag with a removable pouch.
Hand and shoulder bag.
HANDMADE IN GHANA.

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Its been a long time ~

1930's Elegant Nightgown Pattern

since dievca has worn a sweeping Nightgown for her Master. This 1930’s Elegant Nightgown Vintage Pattern would be lovely to recreate.  Too bad dievca doesn’t have a sewing machine. She’ll just have to wear something vintge-like from her lingerie closet (Mary Green Silk Nightgown in Red):

Mary Green Silk Satin Burnout Gown Red


What she wore ~

The day of the La Pavillon dinner was cooler, so the floral dress option was off the table. Something a bit warmer would be necessary for comfort:

  • Autumn Cashmere Green Ribbed Knit Dress ($52 on sale OutNet)

  • Khaite Patent Leather Thigh-Hi Sedona Boots ($550 on sale SSENSE)

  • Vintage Missoni Textured Tan Knit Trench ($120 eBay)

  • Lily and Lionel Paisley Cashmere Scarf ($150 on sale Neiman Marcus)

  • Reed Krakoff Snakeskin Ayers Clutch ($75 RealReal)

Its been a long time since dievca has truly put on make-up, so that was a bit of a trick…

La Pavillon NYC:  The FOOD was amazing!  Everything was well-done and 3/4 of it was unique and spectacular.  The cost was about $200 per person, but dievca feels that the food and the atmosphere were worth it. Note: the menu evolves with food availbility, so sharing her dinner choices won’t help another diner in the future.


Swinging 60’s Lingerie – Lucie Ann

Gold label Claire Sandra by Lucie Ann of Beverly Hills were the most Elite styles made for Movie Stars and Royalty.

Coveted Lucie Ann “Gold Label” Peignoirs  and Gowns are an embodiment of vintage romance! A classic style comprised of a sleeveless dressing gown with a plunging V-neckline and a V-back, adorned with three small bows. The double sheer robe has short sleeves with an attached tie belt with pompons.
Magnificent to present in for your Sir/ Madame!

Lucie Ann lingerie was founded in 1947 by Lucie Ann Onderwyzer (1913-1988). She became renowned for her extensive use of nylon tricot peignoirs trimmed with marabou. Based in Beverly Hills, California, her lingerie found favor with the stars, and was featured in the TV series Green Acres, being worn by star Eva Gabor. After Onderwyzer’s death, the business was sold, and the label changed to Lucie Ann II. This line is still in production.


Channeling Elizabeth Taylor

1950's Red Silk Chiffon Liz Taylor Style Party Dress for Pavion by Dave Barr Vintage Chic Cocktail Party Dress Size Small Etsy $250

Stunning 1950’s Red Silk Chiffon Cocktail Party Dress Designed for “Pavion” by David Barr!

This vintage dress just screams out Elizabeth Taylor!

Made of a soft crimson-colored red silk chiffon fabric trimmed with red silk satin detailing- the dress features sheer chiffon sleeves, the body of the dress lined in silk satin, the collar is notched and offers a deep plunge neckline with matching fabric buttons down the front. The waist is cinched and the the skirt on this beautiful piece has tons of small pleats for a super full mid-calf length skirt.

The dress has wonderful movement when you walk or dance!

Excellent Vintage Condition, $250 on Etsy – click photo for link

Size Small
Bust -34″
Waist -25″
Hip -Free
Length -41″


la bella figura

In Italy, there’s an expression known as la bella figura, in which Italian natives not only dress to impress but also exhibit their brightest, best personalities when in the company of others. Libra transits help us achieve that kind of inner and outer beauty, making us feel like the fairest of them all.

dievca working on it….a work of art in progress.


Desperate for a Dress

And the Sun…

It’s hard to wear a dress when biking up to Master’s place,
but dievca is getting sick of practical athletic shorts and pants.

she did a little summer splurging on the MatchesFashion.com sales pages:

Rhode Jasmine Floral shirred cotton mini dress

Merlette Tuileries white cotton drawstring Dress

Etro Fantasy Print red side-tie Bikini

Should work out with the RE/done upcycled Levi’s denim mask:


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.


Romantic Retro – inspired by Batignolles

Inspiration:
Jamin Puech Bag
The Batignolles
is a bouquet whose beauty will remain eternal. It brings a touch of elegance and freshness to your style. Decorated with silk flowers each adorned with a brilliant pearl.

Details
Small handbag
Leather strap
Vintage-inspired metal clasp

Also available in Black, Blue, and Tan
490 Euro

Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 15x15x7 cm
Composition: 50% rayon; 50% cotton

Add:

HVN Moon Maria Dress silk

MiuMiu Peep-Toe Pumps with Bow

Princess Seam 1940’s Vintage Coat

18K Gold Plated Cuff

Vintage Bulgari Ear Clips

Chloe Sunglasses 2147

And that is where dievca is going for Master’s future Ladylike looks. Hello HVN!


Feeling like a fille française (presentation outfit)

Dolce & Gabbana Striped Sweater

Gap Denim Wrap Midi Skirt

See by Chloe block-heel sandal Red

Acne Shiloh Crossbody Tan

MJM Light Sterling Cuff

MJM Marriage Cuff

Silver Studs

MJM silver/14K cuff

MJM Opal Cuff

Master’s Vintage Chain

Illesteva Blue Leonard Silver lenses

Woldford Nude Tulle Bra

Wolford Nude Tulle Panties


Vintage Wool Dress and Christopher Marlowe

(click on photo for purchase – Etsy)


BY CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE
Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove,
That Valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountain yields.

And we will sit upon the Rocks,
Seeing the Shepherds feed their flocks,
By shallow Rivers to whose falls
Melodious birds sing Madrigals.

And I will make thee beds of Roses
And a thousand fragrant posies,
A cap of flowers, and a kirtle
Embroidered all with leaves of Myrtle;

A gown made of the finest wool
Which from our pretty Lambs we pull;
Fair lined slippers for the cold,
With buckles of the purest gold;

A belt of straw and Ivy buds,
With Coral clasps and Amber studs:
And if these pleasures may thee move,
Come live with me, and be my love.

The Shepherds’ Swains shall dance and sing
For thy delight each May-morning:
If these delights thy mind may move,
Then live with me, and be my love.


Vintage Dress: Tempting or Tacky?

1960s Vibrant Sheer Silk Chiffon Swing Dress ca 1960 1960s Vibrant Sheer Silk Chiffon Swing Dress back

1960’s Vibrant Sheer Silk Chiffon Swing Dress

This chic retro dress is a palette of citrus greens, hints of golden-yellow, with streaks of aqua blue and smoky brown bands.
The back side of the sleeveless bodice is designed with sweeping draped panel that accentuates the back silhouette.  
The cinched waist flares into a subtle pleated design; transitions into a flouncy ruffled hemline that undulates with every step.

The dress is lined in muted green crepe.

Designed by Pat Sandler for Highlight.

$435

(Click on first photo to purchase)

So…is it adorable or awful?


Summer Afternoon

Summer afternoon,
summer afternoon;
to me those have always been the two most beautiful words
in the English language.

Henry James
Miss Selfrdges Orange Tie Front DressDressing for Master:
Miss Selfridge Petites Orange Tie Front Dress
A floppy straw hat,
wedges,
and a clutch.
Miss Selfrdges Orange Tie Front Dress back Miss Selfrdges Orange Tie Front Dress side
Petites orange tie front dress.
Wearing length:85cm 100%
Viscose.
Machine washable.
(click on first photo for purchase information)