Pavillon Mars was the opulent residence in Versailles where Lady Duff Gordon (photo below) lived whilst designing for her Parisian clients. This collection echoes her home’s lavishness, hand crafted with French eyelash lace this collection combines classic black lingerie with contemporary soft metallic detailing which creates a subtle and sophisticated shimmer throughout all pieces.
There is a lovely Vogue article about Lady Duff Gordon – who survived the sinking of the Titanic and scandal, who was known for her Fashion Designs – including lingerie designs under the name “Lucile” – click the photo for her story.
So, dievca got placed on the Grand Jury on Monday, Voted on Tuesday, back to Jury Duty – Weds. Clothes had to be comfortable for sitting around, but be able to walk the neighborhood to the polls, plus last through a concert…
What did she wear?
Jury Selection – train downtown, rain 50’s (10+ Celsius)
Voting – In the neighborhood, Thunderstorms, 60’s (15+ Celsius) also needs to be used for a concert in the evening – retro feel is good. fits right in (bought the tickets for Master’s B-day, but he’s traveling – one of His kids had a baby, going with the friend who suggested the band to dievca in the first place.)
1st day of sitting on a Jury – bike ride, upper 50’s (13+ Celsius)
We’ve spoken about Fishnet stockings and lingerie several times.
dievca would like to bring it back up, this week, in the lingerie section because
Agent Provocateur is offering Fishnet, again, as Riho:
dievca is feeling that this is something for Master…
Is it something for your Sir or Madame?
You know dievca likes matching lingerie…
Don’t you wonder what the bottoms look like?
dievca puts the pumpkin on her door to let kids know she is open to Trick-Or-Treating, she cuts fresh pumpkins for Jack-O-Lanterns, she loves seeing the kids in costumes.
she can’t seem to generate as much energy and enthusiasm for adults in costume….listening to a friend bleat about a costume of a pregnant Ripley from Alien doesn’t inspire her.
And the thought she has a Halloween engagement party AND a Halloween-themed wedding really doesn’t grab her. (Two different couples)
Apparently, she is no fun~
Under that duress of that looming costume engagement party AND wedding, dievca is trying to figure out a way to work some type of clothing that doesn’t make her a curmudgeon.
Can she get drink over here?
Inspired by air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs…
Here is her spring-board of possible items:
OK, the last photo is IT! Look how adorable on a kid – what a mess on an adult.
Help, this ship is sinking.
Teddy, an undergarment that resembles the shape of a one-piece bathing suit because it is typically sleeveless, and sometimes even strapless.
When wearing a teddy you step into the leg holes and pull the teddy up to cover the torso. They may open at the crotch with snaps or velcro for using the bathroom. As an undergarment, a teddy combines the functions of a camisole and panties, and may help avoid a visible panty line.
A teddy can also be called a camiknicker, the garment covers the torso and crotch in the one piece. Though it is a similar to a one-piece swimsuit or bodysuit, a teddy is typically looser and more sheer.
The one-piece undergarment which joined a camisole and knickers appeared in the 1910s under the name envelope chemise or camiknickers. It was considered an appropriate garment to wear under the shorter dresses which came into fashion in the 1920s. The garment was also worn without an overgarment in the boudoir.
The style gained popularity during the World War II when women who served in military-related duties wore trousers instead of skirts. By the late 1940s, the garment had lost its popularity.
A version reappeared as a lingerie garment in the late 1960s, featuring a bra top and attached slip, to wear under short, shift dresses, and replace halfslips. Often the bra top was a underwire style, and the entire garment was sized by the bra. It was called both a “teddy” or “braslip,” usually in traditional lingerie colors.
Another revival began in the 1980s and 1990s, under the name “teddy” or “bodysuit”, when the garment was made of spandex, featuring brief construction combining features of a bra and panties, or leotard, and brighter colors.
A body briefer is a form-fitting garment which smooths and shapes the wearer’s figure. They typically come in a variety of control levels, achieved by using different materials or thicknesses things of materials in the body areas they are designed to control. Like sleep teddies, body briefers tend to use simpler materials and styles than teddies designed for visual appeal. Body briefers are also commonly called “body shapers” or “women’s shapers”.
A fashion top teddy combines a thong panty, bra and fashion top. Fashion top teddies come in a variety of styles, from simple styles with plain materials to very fancy styles with beads, crystals or sequins. Fashion top teddies can be worn as fancy undergarments or as an outer garment without a top over them.
A sleep teddy is a loose-fitting teddy designed as sleepwear. A sleep teddy is a practical garment which tends to use simpler materials and styles.
A teddiette is a teddy with garters.
As traditional lingerie, the teddy is loose-fitting designed for visual or sex appeal and to show off the wearer’s figure. Using a sheer/partially sheer material or silk/silk-like material and embellished with lace the garment is elegant and sexy.
Ok, that is just wrong…this is better: