Customized (lingerie): Bordelle and Impish Lee

Bordelle Bondage Angela Dress + Harness + Etc.

dievca had a reader recommend a lingerie brand from the UK, Bordelle.
she wrote about a piece, years ago, Bordelle Roxelana.
In taking a second look at the website,
the first thing dievca was drawn to was the “Ultimate Bespoke” section:

An amazing thought, lingerie made for you body, but hard to do if you are not living in the UK

So, dievca has begun the quest to find places that offer bespoke lingerie options, here’s her first stop,

IMPISH LEE – customizable intimates

Inseparable duo, owners, and sisters Noelle Lee Ventresca and Kali Taylor Ventresca are the creative minds behind Impish Lee, Custom Intimate Apparel. Founded on Etsy, their company has evolved from a small handmade boutique lingerie line into a fully customizable intimate apparel brand.

The screenshot is the first piece dievca doodled with — the cost for the two pieces is about $216.00 and they are made in NYC.

As soon as she can find them, dievca will be offering some other sights for custom lingerie.🤞

“Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.”

Some things are lost in translation. dievca understands that…converting from one language to another is tricky. Appropriate behavior is cultural. But, “using” someone is something else. dievca has a young person in her Life, from Europe, she has known for many years.  This young person separated from a long-term partner (8 years) and came running to dievca in NYC for regrouping.

No problem.

Deciding whether you are a Lesbian or Straight takes a more “open” atmosphere.

In the following 6 months, she has been back 3 times. Twice staying with dievca 9+ days.
dievca has a pullout bed in the middle of her open kitchen/living space. The logistics get awkward after too long.

fish and visitors stink after three days

dievca had a discussion with her about finding her own spaces if she continues to visit NYC. This trip, the young’un stayed elsewhere – but showed up on dievca’s doorstep to eat….bringing friends….expecting dievca to have food.

Which is why dievca ran into that coffee sign, above. After buying fresh fruit and pastries (the easy way to prep for a Brunch) – the sign made her smile, take a deep breath. get rid of her ire and grab a cappuccino.

Yes, there was offer of payment for the meals. It was half-hearted, but there. And the young’un thinks of dievca as a second Mother. mi casa es su casa

dievca decided to make the young’un pay via in trade. Grunt work. Get your pound of flesh via hard work. The apartment is clean, windows washed, boxes are moved to storage, dievca’s eyebrows are groomed, her make-up sorted and updated with instructions.

dievca is no longer irritated with her friend/daughter/houseguest/whatever. she’s really a sweet person and dievca got her pound of flesh.

But, dievca will be happy to have her coffee in peace, for the near future.

Psychology Today: The Trouble with houseguests

PS. Master’s opinion is that dievca is being used…


They are working on the main NYC post office – it is an elegant building.

In the know:

The lines can be long at the main windows in the front of the building. In the back, there is a small nondescript door which leads to one very efficient post office agent. He is adept at managing the small amount of traffic which comes through that door. dievca has waited 5 minutes most to post items to Europe, etc. A hidden gem of calmness in chaotic NYC.

Photos: dievca, NYC Main Post Office 8th Avenue 02/2019

“Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning.”

Normally, weather moves from west to east. In the mid-latitudes, the prevailing winds are westerlies. This means storm systems generally move in from the West.

The colors we see in the sky are due to the rays of sunlight being split into colors of the spectrum as they pass through the atmosphere and ricochet off the gases, water vapor and particles. The amounts of water vapor and dust particles in the atmosphere are good indicators of weather conditions. They also determine which colors we will see in the sky.

During sunrise and sunset the sun is low in the sky, and it transmits light through the thickest part of the atmosphere. A red sky suggests an atmosphere loaded with dust and moisture particles. The shorter wavelengths, such as blue, are scattered and broken up. We see the red wavelengths. the longest in the color spectrum, are able to continue through the atmosphere.

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight.

A red sky at night means that the setting sun is sending its light through a high concentration of dust particles. This usually indicates high pressure and stable air coming in from the west and good weather will follow.

Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning.

A red sunrise can mean that a high pressure system (good weather) has already passed, thus indicating that a storm system (low pressure) may be moving to the east. A morning sky that is a deep, fiery red can indicate that there is high water content in the atmosphere. So, rain could be on its way.

dievca had the pleasure of a beautiful sunset, yesterday.
Made her evening.

Photos: dievca 02/2019 NYC

Sassy Showing …. “A Dangerous Idea”

Bundled up like a bratwurst in a bun – dievca walked home from work on Wednesday
and caught sight of these two pieces of Artwork in an empty gallery.
They made her stop and smile.
One of the Gallery workers stuck his head out the door and said the show opened the next day.

dievca missed the cocktail opening on Thursday,
but will ask her Master to join her for a “looksee” at the gallery, next week.
If you cannot make it to 10th Avenue before the March closing – here’s the catalog for the
Connor Brothers’ Show,”A Dangerous Idea” :

Photos: dievca 01/2019 Chelsea NYC

We are happy to serve you…something useful.

dievca remembers her Dad getting a “to go” coffee at  various restaurants and they came in a paper cup with greek designs on it.

The “Anthora” paper cup designed in 1963, features Greek motifs and two shields on which are written “WE ARE HAPPY TO SERVE YOU”. Millions of these cups had fed the caffeine addictions of New Yorkers during all those years. The sheer number of them coupled with their forty-year history has given the cup icon status along with the yellow taxis and the Statue of Liberty.

We weren’t in NYC, but apparently the coffee cups could be found west of I-95…

Here is a great piece about the design of the cup when the designer, Leslie Buck, passed away in 2010.

Photo: dievca 01/2019 NYC

In the photo above, dievca held her ceramic version of the Anthora cup up against a rainy backdrop on Sunday morning. The temperature dropped from 46 F (7.78 C) to 12 F (-11 C) this Monday morning and then lower. Welcome to New York City weather.

Anyways, as something useful,  the ceramic version of the Anthora cup never fails to make dievca smile – it reminds her of her childhood and, in her submission, she is happy to serve you.

  • They stack well.
  • The cups fit into your hand comfortably.
  • It can be washed in the dishwasher (No, dievca’s dishwasher hasn’t been replaced, yet.)
  • They are microwave safe for reheating your coffee.
  • It’s been about 10 years for dievca’s cups and they are holding up well.
  • Click the photo to purchase

We (the Royal We) are happy to serve you — XO

A side note: 

The paper version of the Anthora cup had sales top out at 500 million cups in 1994. Twelve years later, it was discontinued as a stock item as popular coffee-house franchises began replacing diners as the take-out morning stop for coffee lovers.

Due to numerous requests from restaurant owners and distributors, Dart Container is bringing back the Anthora cup in 8 oz. and 10 oz. sizes in New York City and some northeastern states. 


dievca is Jealous…

Master hopped a flight to ski with his son….they will have new snow for tomorrow.

Meanwhile, diecva dealt with this:

A bundled up rider crosses by the BU Bridge (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

NYC: Monday’s high temperature topped out around 14 degrees, with wind chill values between minus 5 and minus 10. A wind advisory for the five boroughs was set to expire at 7 p.m., the weather service said.

(-10 F =-23.3 C)

she looked like this –>