Channeling Esther Williams today~Posted: February 26, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment, Vintage | Tags: Athletic, BDSM, body awareness, D/s, dievca, Elegant, Esther Williams, Life, retro, submissive, swimming, workout Leave a comment
February 1967 – Albert VargasPosted: February 24, 2023 Filed under: Vintage | Tags: 1960's, BDSM, D/s, dievca, Dominant, Elegant, erotic, February, Pin Up Girl, retro, submissive, Vargas girl Leave a comment
Cultural Appropriation? Its just stuck in my head…Posted: January 29, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, earworm, hip hop, Humor, Life, music videos, retro, sharing, Sugarhill Gang Leave a comment
Now aren’t you just irritated with dievca?
Its stuck in your head, too!
Heh, heh, heh – XO
dievca wasn’t this bad, but~Posted: January 8, 2023 Filed under: Disasters, submissive | Tags: Alcoholic Drink, BDSM, D/s, dievca, Early Bird, exhausted, Humor, Life, party pooper, retro, tired Leave a comment
she hasn’t gone out much and she rides her bike to work at 5:40 am — that makes her useless around 11 pm.
Add alcohol? Yeah, the eyelids want to shut. XO
What was under your Christmas Tree?Posted: December 25, 2022 Filed under: Entertainment, submissive, Vintage | Tags: BDSM, Christmas Wishes, D/s, dievca, Elegant, erotic, gift, Holidays 2022, Love, retro 2 Comments
Sending you Love, Joy and Peace for Christmas.
Coffee and a chat with MasterPosted: August 15, 2022 Filed under: D/s Relationship, Master | Tags: BDSM, coffee, D/s, dievca, Life, Master, masturbation, Monday, Morning, retro, submissive, travel Leave a comment
Master has been traveling for about 4 weeks — dievca caught up with Him this morning.
Might require a masturbation moment.
Cycling on a SaturdayPosted: August 13, 2022 Filed under: Entertainment, Vintage | Tags: 1920's, BDSM, cycling, D/s, dievca, Humor, Life, lipstick, photo, physical exercise, retro, submissive Leave a comment
dievca is off of work, again, on a Saturday.
Maybe she’ll wear lipstick for her workouts.
NYC – experiencing ThunderstormsPosted: June 2, 2022 Filed under: Entertainment, Neighborhood Anecdotes (NYC), Vintage | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, flooding, Humor, Life, Myrna Loy, photo, retro, submissive, Weather 2 Comments
Getting to Times Square is a trick when you can’t ride your bike because of the thunderstorms.
Getting a cab is a trick when it’s raining and your PT session is at 7 pm in Times Square.
dievca was opting for a canoe.
Photo: Myrna Loy rows a canoe down a flooded street, circa 1925 Hulton Archive -Getty Images
Collecting YourselfPosted: May 12, 2022 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden, Vintage | Tags: 1920's, BDSM, d-s, dievca, Elegant, Humor, Life, mental health, photo, physical health, retro, submissive Leave a comment
Sometimes it is a reach to collect yourself for the day,
dievca was having a little bit of trouble today.
Feeling the urge to ski~Posted: January 8, 2022 Filed under: Entertainment, Musings, Vintage | Tags: BDSM, D/s, Desire, dievca, Life, Love, photo, retro, ski, snow, travel, Vacation, Winter Leave a comment
It seems like everyone dievca knows is skiing… In Upstate NY, a friend flew to Austria, another friend will be heading out to Tahoe, CA. How can dievca get on that train? She would really like to go to Banff or Whistler in Canada. Nah, probably not in the cards this year after that 3 week vacation out West.
But it would be really fun to go skiing!
Is anyone planning to ski any time soon?
Happy New Year!Posted: January 1, 2022 Filed under: Entertainment, Relationships | Tags: BDSM, celebration, D/s, dievca, fresh start, Gloria DeHaven, good wishes, Joy, Love, New Year, Pin-Up, retro 2 Comments
May you have a very Healthy, Happy and Positive Year in 2022!
Sending love, dievča
Photo: Gloria DeHaven
Interesting on so many levelsPosted: August 1, 2021 Filed under: Entertainment, Musings, Vintage | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, Dominant, Elegant, Humor, retro, Sexy Advertisements, Submission, submissive Leave a comment
dievca was looking for a little submissive elegance and ran into this advertisement from the Cigar Institute of America. Their message is interesting on many levels: Why just single girls? Is she a gold digger? Does she just want to be taken care of like a good cigar? Can you truly justify that starting to smoke cigars young will keep you young? She does look older than he does. If you don’t inhale you can still enjoy the rich flavor – is that like not swallowing in fellatio? Hmm – much to think about~
Might have to soak up some sun!Posted: July 10, 2021 Filed under: Entertainment, Vintage | Tags: BDSM, beach, D/s, dievca, Elegant, erotic, Life, photo, retro, submissive, Summer, Sun Leave a comment
Ava Gardner soaks up the sun while shooting Pandora and the Flying Dutchman in 1951.
Channeling Elizabeth TaylorPosted: June 3, 2021 Filed under: Dresses, Vintage | Tags: 1950's Household Kink, BDSM, d-s, dievca, Elegant, Etsy, ladylike, Party, Presentation Outfits, retro, Shopping Leave a comment
Stunning 1950’s Red Silk Chiffon Cocktail Party Dress Designed for “Pavion” by David Barr!
This vintage dress just screams out Elizabeth Taylor!
Made of a soft crimson-colored red silk chiffon fabric trimmed with red silk satin detailing- the dress features sheer chiffon sleeves, the body of the dress lined in silk satin, the collar is notched and offers a deep plunge neckline with matching fabric buttons down the front. The waist is cinched and the the skirt on this beautiful piece has tons of small pleats for a super full mid-calf length skirt.
The dress has wonderful movement when you walk or dance!
Excellent Vintage Condition, $250 on Etsy – click photo for link
“I like lots of things. But there are three things I like most. Love, love and love.” — Anita EkbergPosted: May 27, 2021 Filed under: lingerie, Vintage | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, Elegant, erotic, Old Hollywood Glamour, Pin-Up, Presentation Outfits, quotes, retro, Sexy, Undergarments 2 Comments
I’m very much bigger than I was, so what? It’s not really fatness, it’s development.
Working on a new position…Posted: May 25, 2021 Filed under: Analysis, D/s Relationship, Vintage | Tags: 1950's Household Kink, erotic, Master, Pin-Up, retro, sassy, Sexy, submissive, work Leave a comment
“Well, my boss said that if I didn’t like working under him, I should look for another position.”
Hmm~ not exactly appropriate for many reasons from a boss, but appropriate if it was your Sir/Madame.
Matchy-Matchy Mother and DaughterPosted: May 9, 2021 Filed under: Analysis, Clothing, Relationships | Tags: 1950's Household Kink, BDSM, childhood, D/s, dievca, Family, Fashion History, Humor, Life, Love, matching, Mother's Day, retro, submissive Leave a comment
The matchy-matchy look flourishes in “time periods when there is more cultural emphasis on the family and the mother-daughter relationship,” said the fashion historian Jennifer Farley Gordon, who researches children’s clothing. In practice, the matching style can also signal affluence: a mother with leisure time to sew—or money to shop for—mirror-image outfits, and who is more likely to be a stay-at-home mom. Part of the idea, also, is that there’s not much point in being one half of a matching set if you’re not spending significant amounts of time together in public.
Life nailed the appeal of mother-daughter dressing when it declared: “‘Look Alike’ means ‘Look Young.’” The mommy-and-me looks of the 1940s and ’50s were decidedly girlish, emphasizing the mother’s youthfulness rather than the daughter’s maturity. In her memoir Mommie Dearest, Christina Crawford remembered posing for publicity photos with her adoptive mother, Joan, in the late 1940s, at the age of 8. “I had to get dressed in one of the many ‘mother-and-daughter’ outfits we were always photographed in … Mother and I would go through the whole day doing things for the camera and changing from one matching outfit to another.” Often, these outfits consisted of ruffled pinafores or skirts with suspenders worn over frilly blouses with puffed sleeves, with matching ribbons in their hair—clothes more appropriate for an 8-year-old than a grown woman. Tellingly, if a woman had more than one daughter, she was advised to twin with the youngest, according to Life.
Ladies’ Home Journal—one of the leading women’s magazines in America—had strong ideas about how the country could spend its wealth. From 1939 into the early 1950s, the magazine published a series of covers illustrated by Al Parker, a contemporary of Norman Rockwell, depicting mothers and daughters in matching outfits engaging in household chores and leisure activities such as baking cookies, riding bicycles, raking leaves, knitting, skiing, and wrapping Christmas gifts. One memorable image portrayed a rosy-cheeked mother and daughter pair, ice skating hand-in-hand above the headline: “Is Society Committing Suicide Today?”
These days, however, the mommy-and-me looks are usually store-bought. The likes of Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and Lanvin getting into the luxury children’s wear market and they come with decidedly grown-up price tags. There are plenty of budget-friendly version, like Target’s collaboration with Victoria Beckham, or Drew Barrymore’s line for Crocs.
Though a few halfhearted attempts to launch father-son fashions in the 1950s never really took off, family fashions have surged in recent years as many dads have become more hands-on. Often focused on holiday dressing, vacation clothes, or sleepwear, these collections—which are diversified enough to accommodate a broad range of ages and genders—offer a less literal interpretation of twinning, one intended for special occasions. Which is to say that “daddy, mommy, all my siblings, and me” might be the new mommy-and-me.
What brought this delve into Mommy and Me Fashion? dievca had a flashback of 1976-1977 where her Mom and her had matching outfits and hair which consisted of a rust-colored Corduroy Oshkosh B’gosh Overalls Dress, off-white turtleneck, rust cable knit tights, brown leather Bass platform wedge shoes with rubber sole and Toni Tennille hair:
It was the first time and the last time dievca and her Mom matched. They shared a lot of clothing throughout the years (still do), but the matching thing? One great go – then that was it.
HAPPY MOTHER’s DAY!
A Thank You to KIMBERLY CHRISMAN-CAMPBELL is a fashion historian based in Los Angeles and the author of the forthcoming book Worn on This Day: The Clothes That Made History. Most of the information was gleaned from and article she did for The Atlantic Magazine in 2018.
Prepare yourselfPosted: March 31, 2021 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden, Vintage | Tags: 1950's Household Kink, April Showers, BDSM, D/s, dievca, Gil Elvgren, Joy, Pin Up Girl, Presentation Outfits, retro, Spring, submissive Leave a comment
For those April Showers!
Well, that coffee break would be a treat~Posted: February 22, 2021 Filed under: Entertainment, Relationships, Vintage | Tags: 007, coffee, Elegant, James Bond, Life, Love, Monday, Morning, movie stars, photo, retro 2 Comments
Leiter: Where did you get that suit?
Bond: My tailor, in Saville Row.
Leiter: Mine’s from Washington, Felix Leiter: Central Intelligence Agency.
B-Movie Lingerie with Mari BlanchardPosted: February 18, 2021 Filed under: lingerie, Vintage | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, Elegant, erotic, movie stars, Pin-Up, Presentation Outfits, retro, submissive, Undergarments Leave a comment
A B movie or B film is a low-budget commercial motion picture that is not an arthouse film. In its original usage, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the term more precisely identified films intended for distribution as the less-publicized bottom half of a double feature (akin to B-sides for recorded music).
Mari Blanchard, was an American actress, known for her roles as a B movie femme fatale in American films of the 1950s and early 1960s. In the late 1940s, Blanchard was a successful print model and film extra. Blanchard began appearing in films after she was seen by a producer in an advertisement for bubble bath in 1950.
Blanchard soon found success as an actress. From 1951 to 1952, she took small roles in a number of films at MGM, RKO, and Paramount, until she was signed by Universal-International in 1952. Her first film at the studio was Back at the Front (1952). One of her most memorable roles was the Venusian queen, Allura, in the 1953 comedy Abbott and Costello Go to Mars. She starred in Destry (1954), a western with Audie Murphy. In 1955, she starred in “Escape From Fear”, an episode of the television series Climax! Her hottest and most glamorous film was The She-Devil in 1957.
In the 1960–1961 television season, Blanchard starred as Kathy O’Hara in the NBC Western series Klondike with Ralph Taeger, James Coburn, and Joi Lansing. She also appeared as Margarita Colinas with Cesar Romero in the Rawhide episode “Incident of the Stalking Death”. In 1963 she had a small but flamboyant role in the John Wayne film, McLintock!
After abandoning her film career upon the release of her final film, McLintock! in 1963, Blanchard retired, acting in just a few TV programs afterward. She was diagnosed with cancer in the 1960s. Following a long struggle, she died at the age of 43.
Flags are flying vertical andPosted: January 24, 2021 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden, Poetry | Tags: 1950's Household Kink, BDSM, D/s, dievca, Elegant, erotic, Humor, Life, Presentation Outfits, retro, Winter 2 Comments
My soul is awakened, my spirit is soaring
And carried aloft on the winds of the breeze;
For above and around me the wild wind is roaring,
Arousing to rapture the earth and the seas.
The long withered grass in the sunshine is glancing,
The bare trees are tossing their branches on high;
The dead leaves beneath them are merrily dancing,
The white clouds are scudding across the blue sky.
I wish I could see how the ocean is lashing
The foam of its billows to whirlwinds of spray;
I wish I could see how its proud waves are dashing,
And hear the wild roar of their thunder to-day!
Anne Brontë – 1820-1849
Go TEAM Go!Posted: January 13, 2021 Filed under: Entertainment, Fashion, Vintage | Tags: American Football, BDSM, D/s, dievca, Elegant, handbag, Humor, Judith Leiber, Powder Puff Football, retro, Shopping, submissive Leave a comment
The American Football Playoffs are this weekend. Who are you rooting for?
Or do you just want a sparkly bag in your favorite colors?
At $3995.00 a pop, please don’t be tossing that sparkly ball around.
Better to play Powder Puff with a proper football~
Waiting Patiently~Posted: December 31, 2020 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden | Tags: 1930's, BDSM, countdown, D/s, dievca, Life, New Years Eve 2020, photo, Pin-Up, retro Leave a comment
For the Clock to Strike Midnight!
Wishing you the best during the Holidays! XO ~ dievcaPosted: December 25, 2020 Filed under: Entertainment, Vintage | Tags: BDSM, Christmas Wishes, D/s, dievca, Holidays 2020, Ice Skating, Patrice Wymore, photo, retro, Winter Leave a comment
May your days be Jolly and you find something fabulous to do outside.
Ice Skating might be on the agenda. XO
A few flakes of snow and dievca is ready to go~Posted: December 9, 2020 Filed under: Entertainment, Vintage | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, Joy, photo, Pin-Up, retro, snow, Weather, Winter Leave a comment
There seems to be a snow theme going on here at the blog. Amazing what the kiss of a flake can do.
Ruffles to be ruffled – lingeriePosted: December 3, 2020 Filed under: lingerie, Vintage | Tags: 1930's, BDSM, d-s, dievca, Elegant, erotic, Fetish, fun, Panties, Presentation Outfits, retro, sassy, Sissy, Undergarments Leave a comment
verb (used with object), ruf·fled, ruf·fling.
verb (used without object), ruf·fled, ruf·fling.
ORIGIN OF RUFFLE
la bella figuraPosted: December 2, 2020 Filed under: Fashion | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, Elegant, Italian, ladylike, Presentation Outfits, retro, style, submissive Leave a comment
In Italy, there’s an expression known as la bella figura, in which Italian natives not only dress to impress but also exhibit their brightest, best personalities when in the company of others. Libra transits help us achieve that kind of inner and outer beauty, making us feel like the fairest of them all.
dievca working on it….a work of art in progress.
Shipping is slow~Posted: November 28, 2020 Filed under: Entertainment, lingerie, Vintage | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, Holidays 2020, Humor, Jayne Mansfield, Presentation Outfits, retro, Santa Baby, Sexy, Undergarments Leave a comment
Plan for Christmas Now!
It was an odd Thanksgiving – it is going to be an odd Christmas.
Hey – No SantaCon this year.
And this, too, shall pass. ❤
So….Posted: November 26, 2020 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden | Tags: COVID-19, dievca, Grateful, Health, Humor, Life, photo, retro, Soup Kitchens, Thanksgiving, Turkey, World Central Kitchens 3 Comments
…who’s coming to Thanksgiving dinner?
We should NOT host large gatherings and we should keep a distance from family members that we are not currently living with ~
Who’s left to invite?
dievca is keeping it simple: a workout, a smaller meal, Zooming family, donating to a Soup Kitchen around the block. she is Thankful for being alive and wishes you GOOD HEALTH for this upcoming Holiday Season.
dievca is donating local – but if you are looking for a solid group who feeds those in need: World Central Kitchens, she’s seen them in action for NYC and knows they have a mission Worldwide – donate here
When the wet gets into your bones…Posted: November 18, 2020 Filed under: Entertainment, Vintage | Tags: Autumn, BDSM, D/s, dievca, Humor, Life, Morning, Pin-Up Art, retro, submissive, Weather Leave a comment