REPOST from 2014
April Fool’s Day sometimes called All Fools’ Day, is one of the most light-hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it stems from the adoption of a new calendar.
Ancient Cultures, including those of the Romans and Hindus, celebrated New Year’s Day on or around April 1. In medieval times, much of Europe celebrated March 25, the Feast of Annunciation, as the beginning of the new year.
In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar, the Gregorian Calendar, to replace the old Julian Calendar. The new calendar called for New Year’s Day to be celebrated Jan. 1. That year, France adopted the reformed calendar and shifted New Year’s day to Jan. 1. According to a popular explanation, many people either refused to accept the new date, or did not learn about it, and continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1. Other people began to make fun of these traditionalists, sending them on “fool’s errands” or trying to trick them into believing something false. Eventually, the practice spread throughout Europe.
There are problems with this explanation: 1.) This doesn’t fully account for the spread of April Fools’ Day to other European countries. The Gregorian Calendar was not adopted by England until 1752 and April Fools’ Day was already well established. 2.) We have no direct historical evidence for this explanation, only conjecture, and that conjecture appears to have been made more recently.
Either way the French call April 1 Poisson d’Avril, or “April Fish.” French children sometimes tape a picture of a fish on the back of their schoolmates, crying “Poisson d’Avril” when the prank is discovered.
2022- What dievca is wearing for Master today.
Its snowing and will be the start of the Nor’easter,
so dievca needs something to go under the snowpants, again…
The difference is we are having soup and sandwich rather than crepes.
Conceived as an alternative to conventional women’s lingerie labels, MARIEYAT presents a range of androgynous undergarments that challenges the male gaze. Blending the traditionally decorative elements of lingerie with the uncompromising simplicity of unisex underwear, designer and Central Saint Martins alumnus Marie Yeung creates innovative undergarments that are at once comfortable and sensual. Bras, bodysuits, and tank tops crafted in soft rib knit jerseys feature seamless construction and natural textiles. Unexpected details such as deconstructed bindings, graphic cut-outs, and suspender straps embellish high-rise thongs and mid-rise briefs. Slinky silk jersey slips and cotton thigh-high socks round out the label’s offering of minimal base layers.
Niina Suspender Tank
dievca sees this as a comfortable,
yet pleasant surprise for Master when he arrives
for crêpes and Cockworship. 😘
Feeling the presentation
Sing a song of May-time.
Sing a song of Spring.
Flowers are in their beauty.
Birds are on the wing.
May time, play time.
God has given us May time.
Thank Him for His gifts of love.
Sing a song of Spring.
Photo: Paul Nadar 1874-1939
Rue d’Anjou, Paris, France
The son of the Famous French photographer Felix Tournachon (Nadar). Paul began working at his father’s studio in 1874. He investigated the many possibilities of photography such as capturing views from hot air balloons. In 1890 he made a trip to Central Asia using George Eastman’s new flexible bromide film. The collaboration worked so well that Nadar became the representative for Kodak products in France. Both Paul and his father photographed many famous people of their time but Paul’s emphasis on those at the cutting edge of society strained their relationship. Paul not only produced portraits of celebrities of the stage, he hosted the first exhibition of Impressionist painters.
In the 1920’s a good number of real photo postcards were produced under the Nadar name, most of them of full nudes with some of them having hand coloring. But there is serious doubt to whether the cards of nudes were actually made from Nadar’s photographs. Another unknown publisher may have borrowed Nadar’s logo to enhance the prestige of these cards and make them more sellable.
A “Thank You” to metropostcard.com
Jeanine Payer 18K Gold and Sterling Silver “Viv” Bracelet
A quote that could apply to a slave and their Master/Madame
It is actually the title to a book:
One house, one voice, one heart : native American education at the Santa Fe Indian School.
KES After Hours Set, Silk Slip Pajamas – Organic Lac Beetle $345 (click photo)
- Adjustable straps
- V neck
- Shiny facing of the Silk Charmeuse
- Thin elastic waist
- Scalloped rounded bottom
- Shiny facing of the Silk Charmeuse
Care & Composition
- 100% Silk
- Dry Clean
Made in New York.
How does clothing promote wellness? That is the central consideration of KES new mini collection of organically-dyed silk garments.
In addition to being luxuriously soft, natural silks boost our health and beauty by relieving irritation, reducing allergens, and keeping moisture close to the skin to create an effortless, youthful glow.
Similarly, organic dyes are historically thought to have healing properties that enhance our overall well-being. Natural dyes are anti-microbial, non-toxic, and non-allergenic. They also offer skin moisturizing, anti-aging, and UV-protective properties.
For centuries, organic dyes have been used to imbue garments with rich, earthy hues. These natural tones are an essential element of our collective ecological and cultural history. Because of their natural derivation, organic dyes are inherently pleasing to the eye, complement every skin tone, and evoke within us a deep connection to the earth.
Something to keep yourself and your Sir/ Madame healthy~
Rather than opening the Trench to flash – how about a Flash through the material?
Or stick with a slick shiny silhouette covering the package?
You can choose from 64 Latex Color Fabrics with Vex Inc.
Lock yourself in 1940’s Elegance
Handmade 14K Vintage Padlock Ring
Size 6 – can be re-sized
Manhattan Vintage online
Subtly show your BDSM leanings,
a daily restraint reminder for the submissive.
Yasmine Eslami has produced an exquisite Spring 2021 collection. Three of her beloved collections have arrived in gorgeous new colors that perfectly embody the cheerful and fresh aesthetic of springtime. Visions of freshly cut grass, creamy light daffodils, the tang of citrus, and a light breeze lend themselves to this collection and will have you pulling out your shorts and sunglasses ready to welcome summer with open arms.
Click here to purchase at Lille Boutique
Called Best-in-Show by The Strategist, the soft-touch vibe is made with 100% platinum-grade silicone (RoHs passed / FDA grade) and is a discreet, easy-to-use, 3-speed vibrator. With a runtime of up to 2.5 hours and charged via USB, it’s water-resistant, phthalate- and latex-free and can go anywhere.
*Comes with a natural canvas travel pouch perfect for storing the vibe and other essentials
With 120 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ratings on their website, dievca is planning on giving the Maude Vibe a try.
At $45 a pop, it won’t break the bank.
Cross Fingers! It might be something of use~
Silk and Pearls follow the Curves
Encapsulate the Elegance
Sometimes they are sensitive, other times numb.
Always attached unless you had breast surgery.
Often ignored unless an effort is made for attention.
Enter the Studio Pia: Clea
A subtle focus on the Nipples,
as well as,
Bondage and Elegance.
Sally Rand in the 1930’s
Wouldn’t it be fun to do a fan dance for your Sir or Madame?
Here’s a link to buy your feathers, but looks like the lighting is important, too!
Find a way to be backlit and let your silhouette do the enticing.
Or just put your body and soul into your dance.
Sometimes you run into random things on the internet. A glass blown Bondage Babe? OK
You can purchase something similar here: Scissorbaby Glass on Etsy
It’s the anticipation and completion.
Click on the photos for a closer look!
The items come with a full care cleaning kit to keep the latex supple and shiny.
It’s good the items are offered for the Fall and Winter – otherwise, the sweat due to heat would kill your vibe.
Quite a visual.
Presentation, in a time of nowhere to go.
Often times a leather or chain body harness connects to a Collar:
A recent trend in lingerie is to have the neck harness as a part of the lingerie, itself.
What do you think?
dievca prefers her Master’s Collar.
Elegant from any angle.
Ready, able, open –
yet locked down.
Patient for attention.
Patient for You.
What comes to mind when you think of “Elvira”?
- Long Hair
- Sexy Cleavage
- Gothic Look
- Longsleeves and fitted waist dress
- Campy Horror Movies
- A bit Trashy and Sassy
The Etsy Shop: Kafemme offers up the Elegant Version if Elvira’s Robe/Dress:
French Lace, Silk and Satin Mix ($197.00), or pure Silk ($540.00)
Bloom in the glory of the night with a custom, handmade Midnight Magnolia Peignoir. Crafted from our beautiful blend in a passionate purple, this majestic robe is tailored to flatter with sleek lines and dramatic excess. Its sweeping floor-length hem moves with dazzling ease, and its generous sleeves are trimmed with rippling waves of black lace. A sheathed sash to draw in a feminine waistline completes this seductive, mysterious gown. An unforgettable addition to any wardrobe, the Midnight Magnolia will let your confidence blossom.
Click on a photo to make it larger and see the price.
With a delightful surprise…
Call on Julian Snelling – the creator of ROSEBUDS in 2002. He developed this extraordinary jewels. The master has left us, and unimaginative vultures have been quick to take over his work; but like all copies, they are only similar in appearance… It is a true jewel that sublimates this intimate part of the body that is the anus. Decorated with a crystal Swarovsky™ or a bronze sculpture, made in France, it gives incomparable pleasure to both men and women…
Available at Coco de Mer – UK and Brigade Mondaine – France.
a Blindfold and a pair of Heels
Fleur du Mal Blindfolds, solid silk in black and rouge $75 and Sequin & Lace $135
Can you imagine being an exhibitionist to an audience of Trees?
Impact Play while bending over a bench viewing Nature?
Kneeling to your Sir or Madame in front of a fire?
Being bound or chained to a Tree?
Becoming a part of the scenery?
Aftercare in a hot tub and finishing with a rain shower rinse.
The epitome of a family retreat, Forest House sits nestled among tall trees in a forested hill area in Northern California. The dwelling was designed by the Envelope A+D architecture studio as a space that perfectly blends into the landscape, making the most of the natural setting at the same time. Unlike traditional cabins, the house features not one, but nine separate structures connected to each other and to the forest. The expansive building aims to provide a welcoming retreat space for the clients’ family, friends and colleagues.
Photography © Richard Barnes
dievca saw the following photo somewhere – liked the outfit and then focussed on the necklace.
Chains, chunky, YES!
So, dievca went hunting for the necklace and found it could be pre-ordered at http://www.ShopMachete.com
Master was looking for a Birthday gift for His dievca and she told him about the necklace. she also mentioned an anklet.
The chains can be interchanged. The Gold large link can be removed, the anklet added to make a larger necklace – interchangeable parts to make things interesting.
- Heavyweight. 14k Gold & Sterling Silver Plated Brass
- Handmade and engraved logo
- Removable links to add and subtract for a longer necklace or create a bracelet
Some other pieces from the brand:
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, MACHETE is a line of eco-conscious, affordable jewelry & accessories for everyday wear. MACHETE is frequently featured with Vogue, Bazaar, Instyle, Atelier Doré, and throughout publications worldwide.
Known for our Tortoise acetate disc earrings and patterns, the cellulose acetate & bio-acetate we source is high quality and non-petroleum based. Cellulose acetate and bio-acetate are natural and renewable materials, providing an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based materials. All of our jewelry is stored and shipped in custom, eco-friendly UVA zip bags for convenient storing & organizing your MACHETE collections.
Due to the high quality and natural material of our tortoise shell, each pattern is unique and may vary. All of our metals are comprised of recycled brass & ethically sourced silver & gold. Our earring posts are made from hypoallergenic stainless steel, sterling silver, or solid gold.
Jennifer J Matchett, Founder, Designer, and Creative Director of MACHETE, graduated with a degree in Art History from Gainesville, Florida. Inspired by her collections of antique and vintage jewelry, she began creating pieces out of vintage Italian acetate. Jennifer quickly became widely known for her Tortoise acetate disc earrings and was profiled with Vogue in 2017. She currently works alongside her husband Cale, and their small team in the Atlanta area.
MACHETE and its team proudly contribute continued support to the following organizations:
The CFDA Foundation, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, SCAD Design for Sustainability Scholarship, Every Mother Counts, Human Rights First, Global Fund For Women, Center for Reproductive Rights, The Joyful Hearts Foundation, Safe Horizon, End the Backlog, Women’s March, Everytown for Gun Safety, EarthJustice, National Parks Foundation, 1% for the Planet.
MACHETE is committed to being ecologically and environmentally responsible. We work to reduce our impact on the environment by practicing waste reduction in our offices and production area.
Costume jewelry is not made to give women an aura of wealth, but to make them beautiful.
Jewelry takes people’s minds off your wrinkles.
OK – looks like there are options!
Patent leather, sheer tulle, sequins with an o-ring – sounds good!
dievca knows that Gingham is “IN”, but she is not interested in this piece:
After refining his craft at Central St. Martins, David Koma worked as Mugler’s Creative Director before turning the focus back to his eponymous label. A firm fixture on the red carpet, the designer counts everyone from Beyoncé to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as fans of his impactful, polished eveningwear
All pieces about available at Net-A-Porter for pre-order