Neighbors

dievca lives in an older building (late 1920’s) with cinder block walls.  she’s not too worried about noise because her neighbors have minimal wall contact and she hasn’t heard anything above or below her.

Master’s building is about the same age…but for some reason you can hear a bit more~  It’s not that His space is larger – His bedroom doesn’t share a wall with neighbors.  It’s the floor.

Either His neighbors clomp around or you can hear more easily…

It doesn’t help that they are a bit….uptight and there may be some, ummm, physical issues.

They travel quite a bit, so most of the time Master doesn’t care about sound carrying.  Once in a while, He does make an effort…usually after we forget and a “pointed” comment was made by the lady. That’s when the ball gag comes out.

Do you rouse the neighbors or do they rouse you?


“I need to be Charming~”

charm

said the Master to His dievca.
Immediately, a number of visuals flashed into her head:

So…..What does charming mean?

charming

adjective  charm·ing  \ ˈchär-miŋ \
Popularity: Bottom 50% of words

Definition of charming

extremely pleasing or delightful entrancing 

  • charming restaurant, He has such charming manners


Hmmm, seems a bit sketchy.

dievca sent this back:

Master,

Not that you need to~
But it never hurts to read up before a Gig.
 
 
Knock ’em dead.
 
tongue in the side of her cheek dievča

The funny thing is….Master is naturally charming, but dievca just couldn’t resist. she might pay for this~

And that book cover is from a 1962 Self-help book for Females. (more on the book, later) 

So….are you CHARMING?


What are Fishnets? (lingerie history)

Sophia Loren Fishnet tights

What a way to show off your legs! FISHNETS!  The graphic pattern of this lingerie piece highlights the curves and muscles of the legs and blurs the imperfections – but where did the idea come from?

The origin of fishnet stockings or fishnet pantyhose is hard to pinpoint. The earliest mention of “fishnet clothing” actually goes back to one of Aesop’s Fables in the early 1900s, “The Peasant’s Wise Daughter”. In the story, the king tells a peasant’s daughter that if she can solve his riddle, he will marry her. He challenges her to “Come to me not clothed, not naked, not riding…” and she solves the riddle by wrapping herself in a fisherman’s net. This idea of being covered and not covered has been a major reason in the appeal of fishnet.

E.J. Bellocq photograph circa 1915

Roland Barthes, philospher, writes in his 1973 essay, The Pleasure of the Text, about the eroticism of the interplay of seen and unseen that fishnet embody. Including the grid pattern visual properties of netted clothing.
These eye-catching characteristics follow along the same path which striped pantyhose were great attention-grabbers on Prostitutes.

People say that fishnet stockings began in the early 1900s with the showgirls of the famous Moulin Rouge, but most images of women from the time were adorned in black stockings, not fishnets. The New Orleans Red-light District wore vertically striped pantyhose to catch the eye.

Fishnet stockings became popular with flappers and showgirls in the 1920’s as hemlines rose to just barely below the knee. They were popular for a couple of reasons:  from a distance the fishnet encased legs look as though they were adorned in black tights, but under the bright lights of a stage, pieces of flesh would show through. And fishnet tights were more functional  than standard silk and rayon because they allowed the flappers to dance more freely. Silk and rayon stockings were not ideal for a large range of motion.

Bettie Page

Fishnet continued to be associated with a ‘loose’ type of woman especially as they gained popularity with print-porn and the pin-up girls of the 1950’s.

In the 1960’s, with the rise of the miniskirt, some women took to playing with the amount of leg they showed by wearing  tight weave fishnet tights in various colors.

Subverting mainstream fashion, punks and goths of the 1970’s took control of the fishnet tights and made them more extreme by ripping holes in them. Along with safety-pin earrings, patched denim jackets, and more, female punks found this a great way to give the mainstream idea of proper women’s clothing the finger.

Fishnet tights graduated to any fishnet piece of clothing with Madonna in the 1980’s. This pop singer and fashion icon was often dressed in fishnets, but she didn’t limit herself to just stockings.

By the 1990’s, a number of fashion and knitwear designers were creating fishnet stockings and loose-knit, nearly nude dresses.  Thereafter, fishnet tights and clothing became normalized “fashion”.

Present day fishnet clothing is offered by Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, Marchesa, Cushnie et Ochs, and more
And as fashion designers often do…they took this provocative piece of clothing material and turned fishnet mainstream.   Offering pieces that range from conservative layering pieces to risqué ripped garments.

What is made out of fishnet in your closet?

In dievca’s? gloves, lingerie, stockings, tights, bodysuits

Sources: dievca, Vice, CR Fashion Book, Foot Traffic, Amy Boone

And if you would like to source a pair of traditional Fishnet stockings or tights – click here!


Whee!

I just ran over to drop items off and pick items up.

My lips must have read:

As always, I love the taste:A quickie.
And it turned out to be a wild ride quickie.

My angle was satisfying,
but I wanted a bit more:

On this:

And you were willing:

The finish was a bit rocky when we changed position to this:

It was a shock as the futon tilted perilously.
I didn’t know I can still do backbends and my upper body strength is solid.
But, I’m sure it didn’t look like this:

Who cares, I felt beautiful.
Plus, Master said, “Wow”!

And everyone is safe.


Time for a check-up (Blog, Life, BDSM)

Time for  a check-up:
(translation = let dievca talk it out)

BLOG:

dievca’s views for the blog have been down, followers is up – she knew she was “hidden” by WordPress, but when she hasn’t been able to read other great posts and keep up with new bloggers — that limits new connections. Add that blog friends have disappeared: Instagram, death (literally for 3 people), new partners, new focuses, new activities, physical illness, mental illness, family, etc. You get it.

It doesn’t matter – Staying consistent and posting daily is one way dievca finds peace and it is the only way dievca can keep the blog rolling. she knows this because when she stopped her photo blog daily after a year — she never went back to it, though she has the photos. Maybe someday…

LIFE:

You know that Master was very ill. You know that His elderly family members have passed and now dievca’s elderly family members are passing. Her parents are in their 80’s. Master was worried about His young family members. Master is working hard, dievca is working hard. dievca sold a house in the Midwest, she is considering to buy a co-op in NYC, her back went out, etc.

Life got in the way of BDSM for a while.

BDSM:

Master and dievca are still playing. But, it’s not as consistent as the beginning of the blog. Life issues, injuries, sickness, etc. that takes a toll.  Add that dievca and Master have become very close – and that gets in the way, sometimes. But after much trial and error, Master and dievca have found ways to signal that the BDSM needs to take over.

And it is needed.
Master and dievca have had their reaffirmation.

The trust creates a connection unlike any other.

So, Doctor…
do I keep the blog?
will Life get easier?
do I work to continue a BDSM relationship with Master?

XO – let dievca know.
And… a HUGE, THANK YOU, for joining her on this ride.

(dievca can be found on Instagram….nah~)

 


August 1st: Homemade Pie Day

FRESH BLUEBERRIES for Master!

dievca’s Master loves blueberries – she wants to change it up from the Crumble of past years, so she is trying a Blueberry Pie Recipe for Homemade Pie Day.

A homey way to serve Master.

Ingredients:

4 Cups fresh blueberries
3/4 Cup white sugar
5 level Tablespoons cornstarch
1 9″ double crust recipe
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 Tablespoon of butter
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
2 Tablespoons of lemon juice

Prep
15 minutes
Cook
50 minutes
Ready In
2 hours

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Mix sugar, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, lemon juice and mix with blueberries.
Line pie dish with one pie crust. Pour berry mixture into the crust, and dot with butter. Cut remaining pastry into 1/2 – 3/4 inch wide strips, and make lattice top.
Crimp and flute edges.

Bake pie on middle rack of oven for about 50 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

Wait 1 hour before cutting to let the cornstarch set.

Enjoy!


Fetish? All in your definition…

fet·ish
ˈfediSH/
noun
1. a form of sexual desire in which gratification is linked to an abnormal degree to a particular object, item of clothing, part of the body, etc.

dievca and Master have had talks about BDSM and fetishes.
dievca made the statement that she loves to be connected, via a chain or restraints and she thought that the desire for connection was a “fetish” (there is even a flag below)

Master disagreed.
Master’s definition of a fetish comes from past submissives He connected with along the way. His point was that being chained was not “needed” by dievca. Being restrained was not necessary for the relationship to exist or proceed. It is just something dievca enjoys very much. But dievca really enjoys changing it up, too — she doesn’t need her restraints to “get off”. Master had connected with some people who had to do the same thing in the same pattern to be fulfilled.  It was not His thing.
“diversity, dievca, diversity” — hmm, maybe that is Master’s fetish…

These musings were prompted because dievca was looking up the date for the Pride Parade in NYC (June 25th, 2017 9:00 am) and a side bar on the website offered some flags:

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