Good Morning! Wakey, Wakey!

Don’t you just HATE people who are Happy in the Morning?
dievca needs 30 minutes and cup of coffee.
Thank goodness, Master just needs coffee, too.
(or it could be bad…really bad)
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


First Gala of the Season 2018

Dries van Noten Ribbon Fringe Dress SS 2015

The dress – Dries von Noten SS 2015, soooo dievca might look a little bit muppet-ish, the swish is too fun to miss out on….

Here’s how Dries styled it:

Dries van Noten Runway SS 2015

OK, no patterned cardigan available in dievca’s closet, but a Club Monaco Soft Trench might do the trick:

Club Monaco Elila Soft Trench

And it works!

Shoes? Initially, dievca was thinking boots. Tall, black patent leather boots, but Dries styled it with an ankle strap sandal for Spring/Summer. What else does dievca have?

Maison Martin Margiela Replica 1970’s Tango shoes Argentina in blue patent leather

dievca is going to keep the jewelry simple because the dress has so much going on:

Hair and make-up? Well, dievca’s hair grew out and had gotten long and shaggy as thin hair is wont to do~ Listening to her Master, she kept it long and got a “Lob” (long bob) with the idea that with her hair blown out she would have similar hair to:

Catherine Deneuve, Paris Match 1997, Photo: Ellen von Unwerth

It worked. The color isn’t the same, dievca has red, gold and grey highlights from the Summer (random grey as she cannot decided whether to color her hair or not…Master has no opinion on it.) But, the body and the sweep occurs when dievca straightens her curls. Let’s hope it doesn’t rain….

Smoky eyes, red lips, facial contouring which dievca learned this summer from the photo-shoot!

Voila!

If you cannot be traditionally beautiful, you might as well have fun with Fashion!
and dievca suspects that Master will have fun tossing up her skirt! 馃槈


What’s better than a cappuccino in the Morning?

Sharing with a Friend.

(Or making one for your Master or Mistress.)

Photos: dievca NYC Chelsea Market 10/2018

Staying Young with the ‘word of the day’: Peng

Peng. New Word Suggestion. Used to describe anything of exceptional quality, including people. Means ‘fit’ or ‘hot’ or ‘good-looking’

Peng聽was used to describe high quality weed. It then became to聽mean聽someone who is really good-looking. A lot of the London slang words are Jamaican in origin. They become popular through music and black Londoners links with the Caribbean.

Where it appeared for dievca:

How would you sum up the collection?
Eclectic…versatile…peng.

dievca had to look up the word ‘peng’ when she saw it describing a new collection offered by ASOS, developed by Generation Z humans for themselves with creativity and equality (race, gender, body image, sexuality, disabilities) in mind via the ‘revolving’ team (a new group of 6 people driving each collection) . Whew! Can you keep up?

Taking into consideration the results of extensive research into the non-negotiable values of Gen Z, the brand’s price point starts at 拢5, the pieces are intended for all genders, sizes are available up to a 6XL, and the collection is animal-free. Each season, a new lineup of diverse creatives will collaborate to create a collection that not only speaks to, but is for, everyone.

Here’s Generation Z (mid 1990’s to mid 2000’s birth years):

(Click graphic to learn more about Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Z)

 

What is the brand called? COLLUSION….which is an interesting word choice in of itself:

col路lu路sion
/k蓹藞lo蜑oZH蓹n/
noun
secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others

Hmmmm, not so altruistic….

al路tru路is路tic
/altro蜑o藞istik/
adjective
showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish

OK, too many new words and the brand didn’t do its due diligence聽– let’s move on.聽 dievca normally runs into Forever 21 or H&M for an update on what the kids are into clothing-wise. she understands that it is fast fashion and cheap, but it does take the pulse of the younger generations.聽

Brandy Melville was her latest go in the Summer — she laughed to find out that many 12 years olds have the same Jessica sweater as her.
The old girl is HIP!
(Do kids even know what ‘hip’ means anymore?)

Anyways, after sending a huge suitcase of clothes to Europe with her friend (for 4 people) and selling 5 items on eBay for $1000, plus having more things to list and 6 bags going to resale next week…whew…dievca decided to treat herself and splurge $158.00 on a few Collusion items.聽 They may look like absolute crap when she gets them, but it made her feel young and peng for a moment:

Somehow she doesn’t think Master is going to go for any of it as Presentation Outfits, but it might make Him chuckle. XO


Sometimes you cannot get the original…

…but something fine comes along.聽 It’s different, however, it’s still fabulous.

Mind you, dievca’s favorite Nirvana band member is Dave Grohl.

She ran into this interview after watching the previous video:聽Dave Grohl’s Mom, Virginia, Talks About Raising A Rockstar Child. As a former educator and believer in different forms and paths for learning – dievca appreciates her take on raising her son effectively to be a musician.

The Seven Learning Styles
Visual (spatial):You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music.
Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.
Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.
Social (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.
Solitary (intrapersonal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study.

dievca tends to run verbal and logical — as she mutters to herself and create lists and structures of knowledge (ask Master).

How do you learn effectively?

Your learning styles have more influence than you may realize. Your preferred styles guide the way you learn. They also change the way you internally represent experiences, the way you recall information, and even the words you choose.

Research shows us that each learning style uses different parts of the brain. By involving more of the brain during learning, we remember more of what we learn. Researchers using brain-imaging technologies have been able to find out the key areas of the brain responsible for each learning style.

For example:

  • Visual:聽The occipital lobes at the back of the brain manage the visual sense. Both the occipital and parietal lobes manage spatial orientation.
  • Aural:聽The temporal lobes handle aural content. The right temporal lobe is especially important for music.
  • Verbal:聽The temporal and frontal lobes, especially two specialized areas called Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas (in the left hemisphere of these two lobes).
  • Physical:聽The cerebellum and the motor cortex (at the back of the frontal lobe) handle much of our physical movement.
  • Logical:聽The parietal lobes, especially the left side, drive our logical thinking.
  • Social:聽The frontal and temporal lobes handle much of our social activities. The limbic system (not shown apart from the hippocampus) also influences both the social and solitary styles. The limbic system has a lot to do with emotions, moods and aggression.
  • Solitary:聽The frontal and parietal lobes, and the limbic system, are also active with this style.

With that information cooking in your brain, let dievca leave you with her favorite version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. Auditory only…XO

Thank you to Kottke for the Joan Jett/Nirvana videos and learning-styles-online.com.

 


each x other

Robert Montgomery the ghosts inside you

“las personas que amas se vuelven fantasmas dentro de ti y as铆 los mantienes en vida”

Each x Other embroidered hoodie (click photo for link)

I think of all the people I have touched and those who have touched me. Their memories swirl in my brain, clear or distorted, but they are there. Especially, those I have loved-whom I still love because they shared something special with me. The beauty doesn’t go away.聽Ghosts.

Yet, I am always surprised when someone keeps the ghost of me in them and the call from the blue confirms their memories. It never fails to amaze and make me smile. You never know how you will touch someone.