“I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.”
— Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner) in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
As the wind whips across the Island of Manhattan –
dievca is dreaming of Flowers with Dolce and Gabbana!
Setting the mood:
Santa lingerie has permeated our culture. You can probably picture the garments in question: cherry-red babydoll nightie with white fur trim lining the hem, paired with matching thong, or maybe a red satin and white fur teddy.
How did lingerie evoking Santa, a wholesome and kindly childhood figure whose presence signals a religious virgin birth, get so popular?
Undergarments for women have long been costume-like, and were often meant to dramatically alter female silhouettes. (Whalebone corsets, giant hoops worn under crinoline skirts, a bustle.) Bloomers and petticoats might look dowdy and utilitarian, but eroticizing lingerie isn’t a new trend. Lingerie really started becoming more decorative and luxurious in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
In1898, after noting a “mania” for colourful, decorative and seductive lingerie throughout Europe, the French journalist Octave Uzanne wrote, “the last remains of feminine modesty sunk out of sight.”
But underwear as a costume is a newer phenomenon. It might be linked with the provocative “underwear as outerwear” period of the 1980s and 90s. At the end of the 20th century, seeing visible underwear became more shocking than the nude body. An example is Madonna’s “Blonde Ambition” cone bra.
That’s the culture that led up to the “fast fashion” lingerie that was so popular in the early 2000s. And the inexpensive “Halloween Slutty” and “Santa Baby” costumes multiplied.
Santa may be a wholesome concept, but he is asking people to sit on his lap, he’s keeping a naughty and nice list, there are songs about Santa kissing women when he comes to visit, people are getting cozy with fur and sitting by a fire, and let’s not forget the unknown quantity of Ms. Santa Claus. Perhaps people who buy Santa lingerie are buying into the commercialized, sexualized lens of those forces~
dievca was interested in sharing this washable silk set from Lunya $198 because of the lovely colors and sensual slouchy fit. With 4.5 stars out of 1258 reviews, she thought it sounded good. Then dievca read the one star and two star reviews — customer service is slow to respond, the set wrinkles easily while sleeping or after washing and the large tee with small shorts might not be that sexy…
Such a bummer because dievca is loving the colors, but the colors only come with the sleep sets….
Do we give it a try or pass?
Fox Fur Bikini Lingerie available on eBay.
Red, Light Blue, Lake Blue, Pink, Hot Pink, Grass Green, Black
Swiss Dot Options!
Fleur du Mal’s Strappy Bondage line allows you to exhibit from the Rooftop! Pieces available from $85 for panties to the Strappy Bondage Suit at $225. Click the photo above to purchase.
Fleur du Mal’s 2-way stretch Vinyl Opera Length Gloves will set you back $150.00
- 50% Polyurethane & 50% Polyester
- Spot Clean only
The Look for Less – or in this case, the more “correct” look as well as the cheaper version at $33.99 are Amazon’s EXLATEX Gloves
- 100 % Natural Latex Rubber
- Hand Wash only
Thistle & Spire… Brooklyn Haze is here in new shades and sizes. This collection is perfect for those with high expectations.
Tulle embroidered bodysuit with adjustable straps. This bodysuit has a thong back and no gusset snaps.
When you shop the Brooklyn Haze collection with us you’re not just supporting a small woman-owned business, but more importantly, you’re also supporting the ACLU and their pursuit of a more equal and just nation. For every Brooklyn Haze purchase, 5% of the proceeds will go towards legislative reform efforts to advance racial justice and equity.
Female New Yorkers are boot lovers. The Men wear boots, too, but the women live in boots for 3 out of 4 seasons. The Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot has its place in many a small NYC closet. This versatile style has a forgiving design which allows for large calves to be hugged in comfort.
SOMETHING OF USE ~ dievca has 3 pairs squished in her closet:
The 5050 style launched in 1993, and the legendary over-the-knee boot has long garnered a reputation — and a major celebrity following — for its flawless, comfortable fit and minimalist, sophisticated sensibility. With its distinctive half-and-half construction, featuring a leather or suede front and stretch fabric back, the 5050 continues to live up to the title of “icon” in a world where that word is endlessly overused; it can be paired with any style, any occasion, any genre, any decade.
Like many fashion icons, it only gets better with time. Cut to Fall 2021, Stuart Weitzman debuts a new 5050 Capsule Collection in celebration of its 35th anniversary, featuring new interpretations of this boot, designed to match whatever mood you’re in.
The aptly named 5050 HIGHSHINE dials up the glamour with more than 300 crystal embellishments hand-applied to each pair. Pearl embellishments give the look an ultra-feminine take with the 5050 LIFT PEARL. Silver-tone studs on the 5050 LIFT STUDS offer a punk vibe. The 5050 FRINGE with cascading fringe detail nods to the must-have cowboy boot trend, while the 5050 LIFT WOVEN boot ups the craftsmanship quotient with each pair taking no less than 14 hours to create using handwoven leather (no two are the same). The 5050 LIFT and the 5050 ULTRALIFT boot provide extra height to boost your strut — a 35-mm platform and 50-mm platform, respectively.
dievca is pondering if her closet can hold a fringe pair or the platform…
Photography: Luke Abby
Styling: Jenny Haapala
Hair: Ro Morgan
Makeup: Christine Cherbonnier
Model: Alicia Herbeth (Elite NY)
DP and editing: Olivier Lessard
Video VFX: James Buongiorno
Production: Will Foster and Peter Schwab
Styling assistants: Olivia Jakubik and Dominique Upshaw
Hair assistant: Kuki Alrawi
Studio: Highline Stages
Only Hearts offers a Whisper of Black Cherry for your Sir or Madame’s delight:
Only Hearts: Whisper Sweet Nothings Coucou Bodysuit – Black Cherry
Loup Charmant Gathered Shorty in Blue
- Cotton gauze layers float lightly with motion
- Deep back shows sexy shoulders and low cleavage
- Easy access for your Sir or Madam
dievca will Presenting for Master in a yellow version – she has a tan from traveling and its the one time she can wear yellow successfully. In a seduction manner, too.
This set of MACHETE sunglasses
and chunky chain are a lovely homage to:
Click on the photos to “who” and what year!
Need to find and enjoy that lovely coffee before the dental appointment…
The best part of being a backend is there is no backend at the back end of the backend. ~ Anup
In the computer world, the “backend” refers to any part of a website or software program that users do not see. It contrasts with the frontend, which refers to a program’s or website’s user interface. In programming terminology, the backend is the “data access layer,” while the frontend is the “presentation layer.”
Feeling the presentation
“I like lots of things. But there are three things I like most. Love, love and love.” — Anita EkbergPosted: May 27, 2021
I’m very much bigger than I was, so what? It’s not really fatness, it’s development.
“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.
Are there people who are called Secretaries anymore? (OK, the Secretary of State) Is it gender-distributed? Did the original type of job bring a good wage? What’s the difference with a typist? Flasback.com took a good look – click here for the article. I just remember my Dad introducing us to his secretaries and they were really lovely people. Efficient.
A delicate 18K gold Sapphire ring brings feminity and a ‘dainty’ feel.
The ring, earrings, bracelet and necklace are available at Wolf & Badger.
MEET THE DESIGNER
Founded in 2019 by Theresa Chen and Kimi Wu, Dainty Dagger provides women the opportunity to own the finest quality jewelry of high caliber without breaking the bank. The goal is to build up our own brand and start a new trend within the industry by changing the concept of how women view fine jewelry and how it could be part of their everyday essentials.
At Dainty Dagger, we set the trend when it comes to unique and astonishing modern jewelry. Combining classy elegance with the toughness and independence of modern women, Dainty Dagger offers pieces to speak for their lifestyle and attitudes. We hope to inspire women to value their own brand of uniqueness.
No matter if you are edgy or girly, you will always find a jewelry piece that perfectly matches yourself.
Dear March – Come in –
How glad I am –
I hoped for you before –
Put down your Hat –
You must have walked –
How out of Breath you are –
Dear March, how are you, and the Rest –
Did you leave Nature well –
Oh March, Come right upstairs with me –
I have so much to tell –
I got your Letter, and the Birds –
The Maples never knew that you were coming –
I declare – how Red their Faces grew –
But March, forgive me –
And all those Hills you left for me to Hue –
There was no Purple suitable –
You took it all with you –
Who knocks? That April –
Lock the Door –
I will not be pursued –
He stayed away a Year to call
When I am occupied –
But trifles look so trivial
As soon as you have come
That blame is just as dear as Praise
And Praise as mere as Blame –
It’s a real treat during COVID.
Time to show it off.
Self-care has been limited or put on hold,
but a great way to feel a bit better is to treat yourself in a safe manner.
Haircut, waxing, facials, massage, Mani/Pedi, etc.
Masks, Outdoors, Open Windows.
dievca went for the waxing and had to show-off her gams to Master.
- Acne Studios Shoes,
- Anna Sui Silk Jersey Dress,
- Marla Aaron Babylock and Curb Chain 14K/Sterling,
- Melissa Joy Manning 14K
(click on the photos to enlarge)
“As day subtly turns to night and the hours steadily string by,
the dream, at once airy and elegant, comes within reach.
– Carine Gilson
Carine Gilson’s story harks back to the 1990s. A freshly-minted graduate of Antwerp’s prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts, where she studied fashion, Carine Gilson discovered Maille France, a small Brussels atelier that manufactured fine ladies’ underslips. She immediately fell in love with the world of lingerie.
Carine Gilson decided to acquire the workshop and, with sheer dedication, set out to work on silk, lace, and exceptional materials. In the fashion of the boundlessly creative and refined lingerie creations of yore, Carine Gilson embraced this new adventure, taking her passion to the next level to create unique, breathtaking pieces in her Brussels atelier.
The designer soon launched her couture lingerie line, Carine Gilson, a synonym for a world filled with incomparable beauty.
In no time, the press and finer stores from Japan, England, Italy, and America came calling. Buyers from renowned stores recognized the rare quality of these creations, which conjure the bygone enchantment of times past within our changed, modern world.
The prestige of Carine Gilson’s lingerie has grown quickly thanks to the unwavering excellence of her creations. In the House of Carine Gilson, every piece is lovingly crafted by hand. Perfection and finesse espouse rigor and passion. Lace incrustation is raised to an art form.
dievca tried a good lasagna, last night, and the results are similar.
I think all women have a certain elegance
which is destroyed
when they take off their clothes.
Whatever you write about me,
don’t make it sad.