Welcome to Midnight : HAPPY NEW YEAR!

1946 New Year Pin-Up

Wishing you good health
and happiness for the New Year.
XO
dievča

 


Seeking “Good Luck” for the New Year!

New Year's Celebrations - Misc

1974 Times Square Ball Drop New Year’s Eve

NEW YEAR TRADITIONS FOR GOOD LUCK

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.

A “Thank  You” to Jonathon Engels – GreenGlobalTravel.com


Change of Plans…

dievca was all ready to step into her sequins for champagne and dinner when Master called and said, “Change of Plans — just got on the list, we’re heading to a NYE EDM concert.”

Whoosh~ (house, progressive house, tech house, techno, progressive trance)

Clothing change needed to happen ASAP – those venues get HOT and sweaty…
No full sequin dress or tights.

Master’s clothing change was pretty easy:

dievca blanked out, a bit…then decided to keep it simple:

she was so pumped to wear Master’s Collar in public, comfortably.
A 2019 bonus!

HAPPY and HEALTHY NEW YEAR!


Pull out your Sequins for this evening!

French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg wearing a black sequined long sleeves dress from the Pre Fall 2016 Nina Ricci

dievca is rocking, Marchessa Notte:


Ladylike for her Master.

DETAILS

  • Fabric: Sequin weave
  • Velvet trim
  • V back
  • Midi length
  • Boat neck
  • 3/4 sleeves
  • Exposed zip at back
  • Lined
  • Shell: 100% nylon
  • Lining: 100% polyester
  • Imported, India

What are you wearing to Ring in 2019?


Ball Drop…two thoughts

GIF from jaybirdwalking.wordpress.com

Cheers to a new year
and another chance for us to get it right.

~Oprah Winfrey

Helmut Lang Slides

Dance the night away
then keep the ball under your heel
to remind you to dance through the new year!
~dievca


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 2017

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May you party hard and then enjoy the peace for the rest of the year!
Health and Happiness to you and yours for 2017.

(and something a little fun from a past Huffington Post Article)


New Year’s Eve and…

What dievca is drinking….Hoochinoo

1875-80, Americanism; orig. the name of a Tlingit village on Admiralty Island, Alaska, reputed to be a source of illicit liquor; alteration of Tlingitxucnu·wú literally, brown bear’s fort ( xú·c brown bear + nu·w fortified place)

happy-new-year-nude-bear

EARGO advertisement – hear it right the 1st time…

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Better known, now, as “hooch”.

noun, Slang.
  1. alcoholic liquor.
  2. liquor illicitly distilled and distributed.
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20161225_184613Better known as dievca’s sister-in-law’s Blackberry brandy, made from blackberries collected on her land.

 

A very tasty libation which causes your lips to go delightfully numb.

Whee!

happy-new-year-dancing-bear

Love, dievča
XO


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2015 New Year's Eve Empire State Bldg

gif: dievca 2015 New Year's Eve Empire State Building Disco Lights