But, if you’re looking for a bra that also provides a shapewear effect, longline bras may not be the best choice . A Bustier extends to the hipline and is designed for sculpting the torso as well as providing cleavage enhancement. Longline bras are meant more for fashion than function.
It’s everywhere – its not subtle.
A POP of color to bring Joy.
Is there such a thing as a BOLD submissive?
Yes, when Presenting for your Master or Mistress
(click on photos for brands)
The ultimate in indulgent elegance, the Camellia Robe is simply exquisite.
Slip into the stunning sheath of warm claret Leaver’s lace, with a beautiful bagged silk tie to unravel.
The sumptuous silk collar frames the decolletage and holds a gentle structure, whilst a delightful cut out at the back captures the elegance of the spine.
A scalloped eyelash trim graces the leg with a delicate femininity, whilst the fabulous flared sleeves add an incredibly dramatic glamour.
This is a truly unforgettably luxurious piece of inimitable craftsmanship.
View the other items in this Collection.
Camellia flowers are known for their ornate nature and exotic origins, the perfect inspiration for this delicate lace. Breathtakingly feminine silhouettes will be beautifully set off in this French Leaver’s lace, perfectly finished with a buttery-soft silk. With an enticing finish of silk button fastenings, eyelash scallop edging and delicate floral lace, the Camellia collection exudes an empowering and enthralling sensuality.
Part of our Intertwine collection, Camellia has been crafted in an indulgent shade of chocolate-like claret, beautiful sheer lace blends with the softest silk, evoking the sensuality of Godiva herself.
595 gbp — $677
For living in NYC, dievca loves color. It must be a Midwestern leftover – but she sprinkles color accents around her NYC black daily. And when she has a Gala – no LBD – COLORPOP!
Anyways, this watch came to her attention:
Then she ran into sticker shock – $24,000 (the bottom watch is $26,700).
Apparently its a Rolex Watch with a Ceramic Coating which voids the Rolex Warranty – here’s the description from PRIVATE LABEL LONDON:
Spekt Sorbet Collection, Unique Ceramic Coating, Also available in six other colours
What each watch comes with
Original Rolex: Warranty Card, Warranty Booklet, Swing Tag + Two Year Private Label Warranty Card
Private Label London Dubai is an independent company. Personalisation & customisations are private commissions and not authorised or endorsed by the original manufacturers. Customised & personalised watches void any original manufactures warranty. All custom warranties are the sole responsibility of Private Label London.
This item is Final Sale
Guess this will NOT be dievca’s Birthday Gift.
It’s the First Day of School here in NYC.
Kids are either celebrating or bemoaning their fate.
Maybe the Teachers are, too~
Halloween is coming up soon – a little Cosplay “Hot for Teacher” anyone?
PS. Does anyone have Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher” in their head?
- 100% Viscose Knitted
- Made in India
- Blue Atoll
wind or twist together; interweave.“they lay entwined in each other’s arms”
Charlotte Chesnais‘ sculptural pieces are understated wearable works of art, like this Blaue ring, made from interlocking curves of 18kt gold-plated silver and sterling silver.
- COLOR: Gold
- COMPOSITION: 18kt gold-plated sterling silver.
- COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
- Interlocking rings
- Matches Fashion
Fleur du Mal Bebe Bra, Thong and Hoodie in Zest!
Perfect for the heat of August. XO
A chance to look ladylike for Master, again! XO
On sale at Saks 5th Avenue:
Fit-and-flare midi-dress with chevron color blocking at neckline.
- Adjustable spaghetti straps
- Side seam pockets
- Concealed back zip
- Trim: 100% silk
- Lining: 100% silk
- 51% acetate/49% cotton
- Approximately 50 inches from shoulder to hem
- Dry clean
- Made in USA
- MSRP $2795
Your Master/Mistress has arrived home from a long trip —
you’re digging frantically for something fabulous!
Then you realize that you have to work, run to Physical Therapy
and immediately afterward ride your bike uptown.
What can you get away with in that scenario?
Something practical that makes your Sir or Madam smile
(and pack your lingerie incase you get lucky with a shower):
Its the end of season and the swimsuit sales are beginning – here’s dievca’s choice:
If this ELSE version of VERTE doesn’t work for you – here’s the color wheel of greens and a selection of swimsuits! (click photos for brands)
dievca travels – not heavily, but about 10+ trips (short and long) a year. she spotted these travel containers from Cadence to organize her “fluids” + “odds and ends”. They work wonderfully well for short trips and storing items for the “quick” grab of last minute travel. They do run out for longer trips, unless you double up on the units of storage.
The Capsules are customizable, leakproof, magnetic containers designed to maintain your routines – home and away.
You can buy the containers singly or in packs – choosing your color(s) and labels.
As you can see, dievca went for a multi-colored approach as well as different labels. This has to do with her not being able to see well without glasses or contacts. If you can see — a single colored set of containers with different labels would be very elegant!
Mix and Match – take what you need.
Something of Use.
dievca was searching for a replacement wallet on eBay. Her search term was “Paul Smith Wallet” and Paul Smith items with Naked Ladies on the interior kept popping up (Click Here) .
Is it tacky? cheeky? a bit of fun? or sleaze?
Whatever~ it made dievca laugh, though she doesn’t think Master would be interested.
You’re hosting a BBQ and the numbers are larger than 10 people – what do you use for beer cups?
Most people go for the Solo Plastic Cups – they are inexpensive and can be recycled, right? Too bad that they don’t keep the beer cold and break at the top with force. You can wash them by hand, but the dishwasher is not an option.
A friend hosted a party in the Midwest and offered these Ball Aluminum Cups instead:
They were/are a much better option!
dievca brought a small pack home to NYC-excellent for the rooftop!
Capacity 16 Ounces
INFINITELY RECYCLABLE: A party cup made from 100% aluminum that recycles over and over without losing quality. 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today! Simply fill, use, reuse, and then recycle like you would an aluminum can!
EXTRAORDINARILY STURDY: Never worry about our cup giving in to a firm grip or large drink.
A BETTER COLD-DRINK EXPERIENCE: Delivers a unique, cold-drink experience that we call the “Cool Touch” experience.
MADE IN THE USA: This lightweight yet sturdy party cup is proudly made in the USA!
PERFECT ANYTIME: Enjoy them to reduce daily dishwashing and to elevate get-togethers and special occasions like birthday parties, holiday gatherings and weddings.
she just can’t afford to buy it….
Click on the photo to be taken to the Saks Fifth Avenue webpage
dievca’s second pair of glasses are supposedly a masculine frame. When dievca visits the Swedish optical shop she wanders around and tries on all the frames she finds interesting, then she collects the 8-10 pairs of frames she likes best and ranks them. When she’s wandering, she never notices if she is in the female/male/kids section.
This second pair of frames were more expensive than the 1st – about $200. They have a mixed media component: Carbon Fiber, Wood and Metal. dievca bought them at her friends insistence. They are a heavier more serious look than her red metal frames. The photos don’t do them justice. The wood in the photo looks light – its more of a subtle grey and the top carbon fiber is black matte with a gravel texture.
Material number: 59288
Frame size: 55-18-145 (L)
Frame material: Carbon Fiber + Wood
Temple material: Carbon Fiber
Hinge: Standard hinge
US assortment: Yes
Description: SK2865 FRI showcases high attention to detail, and is part of THE LAB special capsule. The carbon fiber rectangular front is combined with lightweight metal temples.
You can buy the eyeglass frames in the USA online HERE.
The brand originated from Småland (Sweden) among sparkling lakes and deep forest. Skaga, with its skilled and genuine craftsmanship, have designed, developed and at times manufactured eyewear frames at Jönköping for 70 years. Skaga has an authentic heritage, a long design tradition and history that few brands can rival.
Seraphine is an achingly alluring selection of lingerie in both traditional styles and daring silhouettes, for effortlessly elegant romanticism.
Part of our Intertwine collection, this deep forest green blends fine silks and corded French Leaver’s lace into a delectably decadent design.
For dievca to recommend white in New York City – tells you that she is desperate to feel cool.
And that she is not taking the subway.
Banana Republic has some lovely offerings in Cotton Gauze, Linen and Ramie – ranging from $39.97 to $250. Click on the photos for a closer view and the prices:
Good Morning! Have a good week. XO
So, its been a few years since dievca has been able to upgrade her eyeglass frames in Scandinavia.
These past couple of years, she wore a pair of Laura Ashley Frames and a pair of Chanel frames – but they just weren’t comfortable. dievca had to add nose pads so that the glasses would be place higher on her nose and the acetate frames didn’t have much flexibility for uneven ears…
On her recent trip to Europe, she was able to visit her favorite optical shop in a small Swedish town and at her friend’s suggestion – she bought two pairs of glasses. They arrived from the USA optical shop today.
This is the pair Master likes best:
The OPO brand is created in Malmö Sweden. Here is what they say about the NPS line:
We have been working with the NPS collection since 2005 and it’s a constant development in cooperation with our clients and the market. Today we offer a wide range of metal frames with flex hinges for both men and women, as well as trendy acetate frames in colours ranging from neutral back to transparent red. We choose to also make more priceworthy frames in acetate instead of injection plastic, to maintain the high quality that we are known for.
The frames cost about $65.00. There is a webshop!
dievca got the lenses added at Target.
A bodystocking or body stocking is a one-piece skin-tight garment that covers the torso, legs and sometimes the arms of the wearer. It is a foundation garment or an article of lingerie usually made from a sheer fabric similar to that used for stockings or pantyhose, or from fishnet, lace or an opaque material, or a variation of these materials.
A bodystocking differs from a unitard, which is worn as an outfit or article of clothing, and a leotard, which is used as a practice garment or performance costume for acrobats, gymnasts and other similar performers. Designed to be revealed, but not to be too revealing, bodystockings may be worn as undergarments by performers such as belly dancers and exotic dancers.
Bodystockings are put on through the neck, in a similar technique to putting on a pair of tights.
Due to its design, and its close-fitting and one-piece aspect, the wearer may have to remove the bodystocking in order to urinate or defecate, but crotchless bodystockings are available.
The first notable occasion of a bodystocking being seen was with American actress Adah Isaacs Menken, who wore a bodystocking in 1861. It was during the play Mazeppa, based on Byron’s “Mazeppa”, in which she played a Ukrainian man who was tied nude to the back of a wild horse by his enemies. In the scene Menken wore a flesh colored bodystocking to preserve her modesty while giving the illusion of nudity. The practice created controversy.
A body stocking was used in a tableau vivant style short film The Birth of the Pearl (1901), which featured an unnamed long-haired young model wearing a flesh-colored body stocking in a direct frontal pose and provided a provocative view of the female body. An ode to the Birth of Venus.
Your Master or Mistress may see you nude on any occasion they choose – so perhaps a Bodystocking can be enticing as a Presentation Outfit.
A “Thank You” to Wiki and to the Library of Congress.
Dressing like your favorite take-away cup design?
It’s available at Bergdorf Goodman.
Coco de Mer Latex dress – no longer available.
But in the Autumn – the latex offerings come forward.
The heel originally was designed in 1991 by Alaïa and Raymond Massaro,
a French boot-making legend.
An explicit homages to Azzedine Alaïa by his design successor,
Pieter Mulier, during the brand’s latest fashion show.
dievca wants to know when it will be available!
(dievca hopes she can wear them for Master.)
dievca’s Swedish friend laughs at her because dievca always has to visit two stores in a small town. One is an optical shop that sells great eyeglass frames and the second is, well, yeah – a “Mature Women’s” shop . A modehus that her friend does not step into unless dievca is visiting. Let’s put it this way – dievca saw a pair of cropped pants in the store and then saw them on her friend’s Mother-in-Law an hour later.
Whatever. dievca stops in because she always finds a gem.
Two trips ago, the gem was a dress made by a Danish designer upcycling vintage Sari silk. dievca still wears the dress. dievca bought a similar dress on her last trip, but she felt that the arms were too snug and she passed it on to her Dutch friend. Her friend loves the dress so much and has worn it a number of times that she had to wash it.
dievca received this photo in response:
You have to appreciate a fabric care tag telling it like it is!
What did dievca buy this trip?
Well, TWO pairs of eyeglass frames – but they will appear in another post and a “Made in Italy” linen top which was a tunic but dievca’s friend’s Mother cropped it for our short dievca:
It looks clean and crisp with white jeans and the Zimmerman sandals:
A longline bra is one that has extra fabric that extends below the bust. Sometimes this extra fabric is just a few inches in length, while other styles cover most of the torso down to around the belly button or waistline. Originally, most longline bras were designed to create a trimmer waistline.
They are often confused with Bustiers and Corsets. However, longline bras are only technically defined by the band (the part under the cups that goes around the torso) extending further down the torso down to around the belly button/waistline. It is essentially an extended bralette with benefits!
One of the perks of a longline bra is that it looks flattering on every body type. The longer band provides extra support for the breasts. That means they are excellent for fuller-busted women as they can help alleviate back pain, stress on shoulder straps, and distribute weight better while still achieving lifted breasts.
Other instances where a longline bra might not work:
- Smaller-busted women (if sized wrong, the band can roll up)
- Women with a shorter torso (if sized wrong, the band can roll up) – uh, dievca’s problem…
- Women with wide set breasts – they need cups that tilt inward like a plunge bra
Sizing for longline bras can sometimes be a little tricky. This is because not only are you sizing for a bra, but also a torso measurement that must be accounted for. The most important thing to have correct is the band size- and don’t be surprised if this is different for longline bras than other bra styles.
Sizing can be a challenging for petite women. To help the band not roll and hit the right location so it’s not uncomfortable, try going a size down to ensure it is snug and not loose on the skin.
A “Thank You” to anaono.com and hourglasslingerie.net.
dievca has found a simple travel outfit that works in heat and cooler environments.
From the Beach to a Sidewalk Cafe, to the Mountains, to a Roadside Bar.
No worries about wrinkles, drips and damage.
You can click on the photos for the item descriptions, but dievca’s exact run down is this:
- Anthropologie Gardner Cotton Gauze Utility Pants
- Garnet Hill Tank Mushroom
- Surface To Air Crochet Knit Sweater Taupe
- Zimmerman studded Sandals Tan
- 4 Melissa Joy Manning Sterling Silver and Recycled Gold Cuffs (various)
- Ippolita Cherish 18K Ring
- Jack Vartanian 14K Gold Chain Ring
- Pomellato Dodo 18K charm necklace – Monkey and Swallow
- Etsy 14K Gold Post earrings
- Scunci Hair clip
Stasher is a revolutionary food storage alternative to plastic bags and containers. Made of 100% pure platinum food-grade silicone, Stasher offers all the ease and convenience of plastic bags, but without the negative consequences. Features the innovative air-tight, pinch-press seal to keep food fresh and no leaks, ideal storage for food, Travel, school and more. Stasher Contains no petroleum, no PVC and no latex, so it’s good for people and the planet. Dishwasher, microwave and freezer-safe, Stasher is ideal for busy on-the-go lifestyles. What will you stash in your Stasher.
dievca found that her Stasher Stand Up was perfect for traveling. Clear for the Airport lines, studier than a ziplock, easy to seal and easy to wash. It comes in multiple colors incase you travel with Family and costs $21.99.
Beyond travel you can store, freeze, microwave, boil food in the bag then wash it in the dishwasher.
Something of (multiple) use!
Runs on Sunday, June 26th, 2022 around Noon. It can be a long parade/day, so you might be interested in wearing something comfortable from Polo Ralph Lauren:
The internet at the Eco-Lodge is dodgy and weather dependent, which makes the sharing of photos and information tricky. The photos dievca is sharing today are the ones she could download in a shorter period of time (40 min) – the store is in Viseu and was an oddity for the area.
A store with a lot of bling and merchandise – a Magpie’s Nest.