When you have a good friend who is Dutch

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The title of this book has great meaning!

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dievca thought this appropriate for Master and her meeting, she’s not sure he agrees ~


“I like lots of things. But there are three things I like most. Love, love and love.” — Anita Ekberg

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I’m very much bigger than I was, so what? It’s not really fatness, it’s development.

Anita Ekberg


Dancing Lingerie with Ginger Rogers

“I enjoy having a fabulous amount of nice lingerie.”
~Ginger Rogers



dievca’s favorite quote from Ginger Rogers:

There’s a verse in the Bible:
‘Those who are barren have more children than those who give birth.’
There are young people all over the world who come to me for advice and love.
I have all the children I can handle.

The final photo is a custom Corset/Garter Belt from Ginger Rogers which sold on 1st Dibs.


A little Space Humor, plus Bill Randall


Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own set of laws.
Douglas Adams

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the universe.
Albert Einstein

We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.
Stephen Hawking

Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.
Aldous Huxley

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
Douglas Adams

Pin-Ups by Bill Randall

dievca is on Champagne this Morning

Apparently the ADA’s came into a Court Room of the NYC Grand Jury and it smelled heavily of wine, so alcohol has been forbidden in the Courthouse – a memo went out~

Yes, dievca did ask the Warden if the Jury could do something afterward. No go~

she will work the morning holding a coffee, do her Jury Duty, have one Prosecco before hopping on the bike to get to work for the second round.

An extra 20 hours a week (that includes the commute) has taken its toll. dievca needs to celebrate the end.

Who better to celebrate with than Talullah Bankhead?

If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.
Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.
I’m as pure as the driven slush.
The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it..
Only good girls keep diaries. Bad girls don’t have time.
I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That’s what I call a liberal education.
(On seeing a former lover for the first time in years) I thought I told you to wait in the car.
Here’s a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once.
I’ll come and make love to you at five o’clock. If I’m late start without me.
And the quote dievca feels strongly about:
I’d rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.

Now let her get that damn 8 year pass for doing Grand Jury Duty….


“As women, we all have certain weaknesses…..” Edith Head (repost)

As women, we all have certain weaknesses.
I know one who can’t resist pretty shoes but has nothing suitable to wear with them.
Others adore frilly lingerie but never have any money to buy outer clothing.
Edith Head

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Monica and Penelope Cruz FW 2013, designing for L’Agent

Charlotte Olympia Flower Heels

Charlotte Olympia Flower Pump

Where do you spend your money and what is your weakness?

dievca’s weaknesses: Shoes and Lingerie

“Luck favors the prepared, Darling.” – Edna “E” Mode


For the Gentlemen (desired by dievca…)

“A flock of flirting flamingos is pure, passionate, pink pandemonium-a frenetic flamingle-mangle-a discordant discotheque of delirious dancing, flamboyant feathers, and flamingo lingo.”
~ Charlie Harper


Men’s sizes,
but any Ladies with a size 8.5+ shoe
interested in Pink Flamingos,
can do!

Kitschy, but fun!


Finding Joy in ALL Places~

“The more joy we have, the more nearly perfect we are. ~ Spinoza”

Photo: dievca NYC 02/2015

“And your very flesh shall be a great poem.”

The point when you come home and my nose nestles into your neck.  The smell of you tickles my senses and brings me immense Joy.  My eyes close, my shoulders relax and you inhale/exhale deeply into my hair. The tension rolls off. Peace.

The flesh may not be perfect, but the nooks, crannies, and scars read like poetry. The epic piece is called You. And the pleasure derived from the re-reading of the work cannot be measured. It is a treasure of Life, of Us.

The quote from Walt Whitman applies in its short form.
In the long form, one us falls short and it’s not you.
But, the sentiments do offer an altruistic way to live life.

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“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”

“This is what you shall do…” by Walt Whitman,
from the preface of Leaves of Grass.
Public domain.


…wash away your troubles with some bubbles…

You can often wash your troubles away with the right kind of bath.
Throw everything you have into the tub:
bubble gels,
bubble oils,
bubble powders,
bubble gum.

~Henry Beard

Photo: dievca London 04/2017


Motorcycle Moments

Sonia Rykiel: Motorcycle Sweater

“A mother is neither cocky, nor proud,
because she knows the school principal may call at any minute
to report that her child had just driven a motorcycle through the gymnasium.”

Mary Kay Blakely


Note to self: Never ride a motorcycle in stilettos and a miniskirt.
Maggie Grace


Manners Awareness

friends-1920sFriends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.
~Margaret Walker

Something to ponder with Donald Trump lurking about….


D/s Disney

“Slip into silent slumber. Sail on a silver mist. Slowly but surely, your senses will cease to resist. Trust in me. Just in me. Shut your eyes, and trust in me.” — “Trust in Me”
The Jungle Book

“I’ve got gadgets and gizmos aplenty…I want more.” — “Part of Your World”
The Little Mermaid

“Darling it’s better down where it’s wetter.” — “Under the Sea”
The Little Mermaid

“One can get too familiar with vegetables, you know!” — Skinner,
Ratatouille

“Head down…arms in…knees apart?” — Flynn
Tangled

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Disney Bondage: Tarzan by prisoner 382

Thank you to Refinery 29 – Chicago for the suggestion!
And if dievca offended anyone…she is sorry.


the Dawn

‘Et plus je te voyais vivre à côté de moi – Plus je te confondais avec l’aube et l’été’.

Paul Éluard

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Photo: dievca – the Dawn


Inspired by Iris Apfel: Aging with a Flourish!

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The secret of youth from Iris Apfel:

“I think you have to be interested. If you’re not interested, you can’t be interesting.”

“Stay in the company of young people because they know what’s going on…at least they think they do~”

“If you make a mistake in what you put together the Fashion Police are not going to haul you into jail.”

“I think wit and humor are Life.”

“It’s the thrill of the hunt.”

“Remember, if you do your own thing, you have to have a thing to do.”

Master’s take? Her fashion choices are not his preference, but he honors her great collection of costume jewelry. Master appreciates the well-thought process of accessorizing her outfits.
(Her Queens accent is going to kill  him.)

dievca’s take? Iris offers a vision of how to grow older with Joy. Working to present yourself well and keeping you finger in the pie of Life seems to keep one young. Iris not someone to copy, but someone to be inspired by and learn from while blazing your own trail.

Iris — the documentary

ABOUT THE FILM

The latest film from legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (GREY GARDENS, GIMME SHELTER), IRIS pairs the late 88-year-old filmmaker (who passed away on March 5) with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. “I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows.”

– See more at: http://www.magpictures.com/iris/#sthash.TwB8k8dZ.dpuf

VIDEO: ♥ Iris Apfel and Deborah Lloyd talk with Nadja Swarovski about the secret to style and creativity

VIDEO: ♥ ADVANCED STYLE – Documentary on Aging with Fashion and Brilliance

http://advancedstyle.blogspot.com/