Beach Coffee – a bit dear…

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Photos: dievca Coronado, CA 08/2021


CA to AZ is flat until…

The drive from San Diego to outside of Sedona is a long one. The gas prices dropped from $4 a gallon to $3.09 to $2.99.  After a long gradual incline of 4000+ feet and an uneventful ride – beauty arose:

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Photos: dievca 08/2021 – travel on I8, Sedona area Sunset, Sedona area Dawn, Walking the trails.


Rooting for the home team.

How they get the rain off the Yankee’s infield is amazing.  dievca would like to see the drainage blueprints. 

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OK, the home team didn’t win – but the evening was lovely. Going to a baseball game without being jostled and bumped was a novelty.  No spilled beer.

At least Aaron Judge got on base and hit a homer.  He is quite tall.

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Photos: dievca June 4th, 2021 Yankees home game against Boston

Baby Got Back~

Which item of clothing shows off the A** best?

Corset BackLace AssPolka Dot Ass

  1. Corset (Photo by Ellen Von Unwerth)

  2. Lace Slip

  3. Polka Dot Dress


Eye on the City

Photos: dievca’s meandering in NYC Spring 2019

 


Running a bit late this morning~

dievca had a working dinner last evening in her apartment.  The number of attendees kept growing and good information was shared.

Monroe at the premiere party for the 1953 film, How to Marry a Millionaire. Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe would start filming River of No Return

And then the bubbly came out:

George Best enjoying a drink.

Let’s just say this morning was sssslllloooowwww…

 

Morning after the Night before~


Master beat dievca

He saw the first “Snowdrops” of the Season in the Shakespeare Garden, Central Park NYC. They saw these Snowdrops together on the High Line:

dievca spotted the Crocus’ first! On the High Line, in the rain:

The first flowers of Spring always bring a little bit of competition and a lot of Joy.

Photos: dievca- High Line NYC 03/2019

Pendu – “Post Fetish” elegance

Todd Pendu Zana Bayne “Magnum Opus” Collection SS14

dievca ran into a collection of leather goods from Todd Pendu & Zana Bayne called, “Magnum Opus” SS14.  she purchased two items: a bracelet and a necklace which she modified slightly to make it a leather collar. How? she added holes at the buckles to tighten it and removed the attached triangle piece so Master could attach His lead.

The term “Post-Fetish” was coined by Todd Pendu as “decontextualizing traditional fetish gear into aesthetic accessories to be incorporated into everyday wear”.

Originally, dievca was focused on the person in the co-collaboration whose name was on the worked leather, Zana Bayne. But, she starting looking deeper into the gorgeous work of co-Creative Director, Todd Pendu after viewing some of his photographs.

Paz de la Huerta, lensed and styled by Todd Pendu
All wardrobe from the Zana Bayne “Moonbathers Collection”.
Shot in Los Angeles, August 2016

Todd Pendu is a multi-disciplinary artist and image-maker currently living and working in NYC and Los Angeles. PENDV JOURNAL is an online platform and portfolio for his creative projects and art/photographic works. He is the founder of DEVIL’S WHOREHOUSE STUDIO. He is also co-Creative Director at ZANA BAYNE.

Email: info @ pendvjournal . com

Website: http://www.pendunyc.com/

I am a self-described ‘Duchampian Punk’ and a proponent for Libertine Culture. I work independently outside the Establishment. My art doesn’t always fit in to convenient aesthetic categories. I’m interested in personal freedom and expression. I do what I want. I create for those outside society – for those who live by their own rules – not for everyone, but for everyone else.” – Todd Pendu

CREDITS:
Cheyenne, lensed by Todd Pendu
Shot in an apartment in Paris. March, 2017.

Todd Pendu is a multi-talented person who is able to walk the edge and create elegance. dievca would like to Thank him for allowing her to share some if his work. Please stop by His site and wander.


Buying something unfashionable the 2nd time around…

Because of this:

and this:

dievca wears this, daily:

It’s not fashionable, it’s not elegant, but it helps dievca feel safer as she is shooting through the line-up of Dump Trucks, flatbeds of Steel and general chaos on the ride to work.

dievca’s only objective it to be seen, so she avoids this:

NY Post 10/15/2016 Women’s Leg Severed After Being Crushed By A Dump Truck

dievca’s worn the backpack so much that it has become dirty and faded, so she lurked on eBay to buy another one in the same color. Success!  Sometimes your random spur-of-the moment purchases become the ones you live and avoid dying by….

NYC Photos- dievca, Dump Truck- Christopher Sadowski, Backpack- Nike Swim

We’re ok and saving a Pumpkin

Sad news about the Bike Path in NYC. dievca knows children who use that bike path in that area – but not on Halloween, Thanks Goodness, not on Halloween.

As a “Thank You” to the Halloween Holiday taking the kids away from the bike path — dievca carved one of the Bodega pumpkins with Master after work.
she will use the other for Thanksgiving decorations.

Here’s what we got:

The pumpkin was starting to rot, so the mouth was an attempt at a smirk. It also had a lot of interior ‘gunk’ that came out like spaghetti which made it glow. It’s sitting off the fire escape.
Have a SAFE evening.


Thoughts on a Monday…

Photos: dievca 01/2017 Morning shots

Stayed in NYC

Positive, promoting Women, Mix of Races, Religions, Gender and Sexuality.
May the positive wishes for Humanity move forward.
Photos: dievca 01/21/2017 NYC


Changing New York

The City is in constant motion.
Growth.
It doesn’t sleep.
A look at where we have been to honor where we are now.
For 9-11.
Always – a City of hopes and dreams.

Robert Herman and Len Speier street photography from the 1960’s through the 1980’s

From Slate.com


Next, we will…

An OV-fiets bike share bike.hop on a bike at the train station, ride to get the apartment keys, get lost, stop for a fabulous dinner and continue to the ferry – slightly drunk.

Where we went to dinner in my friend’s own words:

We went to Freud. http://www.restaurantfreud.nl
It’s in the west part of town, near the Westerpark. That area is hip and trendy, there are not many tourists. You have to make reservations, it is always booked. The restaurant is about half an hour walk from Centraal Station through a very nice neighborhood.

Restaurant Freud
Spaardammerstraat 424
1013 SZ Amsterdam
T: +31 206885548

And then:

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Can you do it?

It’s a 3 am wake up call to catch the plane to Crete….

Of course you can — just don’t fall off the bike.

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Walk with me…

to the Rijksmuseum.

After the 7+ hour flight and the train to Centraal Station:


And the ears…

dievca and Master went to Rizzoli’s Bookstore on Broadway between 25th and 26th. It’s a gorgeous space, larger than the previous store on 57th. The storied bookstore is in a townhouse specializing in illustrated tomes, literature & European magazines. dievca was mesmerized by a large tome of Helmut Newton’s work. Absolutely Amazing.

This trip brought to mind a comparison photo for Easter:

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Transgressive German photographer Helmut Newton, established a prolific body of work in his signature voyeuristic style that changed the landscape of 20th-century fashion photography. Intimate friends with model and jewelry designer Elsa Peretti, Newton would often privately photograph her nude. However, Newton did not publish any of these nude photographs at Peretti’s request, who jokingly insisted he wait until the death of her father before they be released. In 1975, Newton did publish an image of Peretti in a play boy bunny ensemble by Halston, set against the backdrop of a gleaming New York skyline. For the March 2010 issue of Vogue, photographer Mario Testino recreated the Newton shot, swapping Elsa Peretti for Tina Fey and the ears of a bunny with Mickey Mouse-like ears.

Thank you to partnouveau.com for the comparison photos and text.


Springing along the Sidewalk

Photos: dievca NYC 9th Ave 03/23/2016