The New Comfort: Who does it best? (Chantelle, Knix, EBY)

Back in the Day (November 17, 2013 to be exact) dievca found Lingerie Comfort with Hanky Panky – In the 8 years since – the rubber has pulled out of the lace, there are holes and many pieces of dievca’s Hanky Panky have been retired.  she hasn’t bought anymore and she’s glad that she didn’t because she’s moved on to a set of Chantelle SoftStretch in Leopard Print ($54/$20):

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A new level of comfort has been found!
A new “go to” brand for the 3 C’s: Color, Comfort and Curves!

That said, dievca bought three additional sets of comfort underwear- one from Chantelle in Forest Green ($58/$20), one from EBY (Empowered By You – a “do good” business) – in Blue Meadow ($48/$22)  and a final set from the Canadian Brand “Knix” LuxeLift in an Anna Sui collaboration pattern ModFloral ($50/$25):

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Here’s the ranking:

  1. CHANTELLE – The SuperSoft fabric is….super soft, yet the bra’s hold up the girls well.  The bra padding is not removable, but it isn’t too overwhelming either – no strange shapes.  The fabric is very smooth and very comfortable.
  2. KNIX – The knix set starts out awkward to put on, but then molds nicely to the body. dievca wore the set with the removable bra pads inserted, she’ll try the top without them next time.  The bra pads looked fine, they did add a little bit of extra when dievca does not need it. There were a couple of seamed rubbing “hotspots” that disappeared as the day went on.
  3. EBY – The EBY set was easy to put on, but the cut of the bra armholes is high.  That is where the seams on the sides of the bra rubbed dievca, all day – she had to keep adjusting the irritation point. Was it horrible? No – just there.  Maybe it will disappear with washing.  The bra cups are removable and in dievca’s case not necessary – but they didn’t look strange. she will try wihtout the pads on the next round – maybe that will stop the rubbing.  The bottoms were very comfortable.

Conclustion – all three (four sets) are nice, but the little bit extra you pay for the CHANTELLE set(s) is worth it.


Insert a little humor into your lingerie closet – Foxy Lady

Fox Fur Bikini Lingerie available on eBay.

Red, Light Blue, Lake Blue, Pink, Hot Pink, Grass Green, Black

$71.99


Accentuating the A**

Sheer Panty Ass

OR

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Swiss Dot Options!


Sometimes its works – tanga panties

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Master appreciates corsets and stockings, but once in awhile things need to be changed up. Using the Tanga Panties above as inspiration – dievca pulled out her Simone Pérèle lingerie which works well with her curves. Her offering just happened to be orange in honor of Halloween! No stockings, as it was too warm – but it made a lovely offering of her a**.


Going Bananas 🍌 It started with Josephine

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Fleur du Mal may have us Going Bananas with their Limited Edition lingerie, but it may have started with the lovely and talented Josephine Baker.

On June 3, 1906, Josephine Baker was born Freda Josephine McDonald in the slums of St. Louis. Growing up, she cleaned houses and babysat for the wealthy. At the age of 15, Baker was recruited for the St. Louis Chorus vaudeville show; from there, she went to Harlem where she performed in musicals. Eventually, she landed a gig in France as part of an all-black revue, at a salary of $1,000 a month; she emigrated in 1925.

It was the summer of 1926 at the Folies Bergère in Paris. Hordes of white Parisians flocked to the famed theater to see La Revue Nègre, a musical show that emerged from France due to the country’s fascination with jazz culture. And there, wearing little more than strings of pearls, wrist cuffs, and a skirt made of 16 rubber bananas, Josephine Baker descended from a palm tree onstage, and began to dance. This dance—the danse sauvage—is what established her as the biggest black female star in the world.

During World War II, Baker aided the French Resistance by smuggling secret messages in invisible ink on her musical sheets. She hid Jewish refugees and weapons in her château that Bakerskin (her line of skin darkening and hair slicking products) had helped pay for. In 1963, she was, notably, the only official female speaker to give an address at the March on Washington. She received the Croix de Guerre, the Médaille de la Résistance, and Légion d’Honneur. After she died on April 12, 1975, more than 20,000 people crowded the streets of Paris to watch the funeral procession on its way to L’Église de la Madeleine. The French government honored her with a 21-gun salute, making Josephine Baker the first American woman buried in France with full military honors.

In August 2021, it was announced that Josephine Baker is set to become the first Black woman to have her remains reburied in the Panthéon monument in Paris — one of the highest honors in France. French president Emmanuel Macron made the announcement writing that Baker “held high the motto of the French Republic.”

“World-renowned music hall artist, committed to the Resistance, tireless anti-racist activist, she was involved in all the fights that bring together citizens of good will, in France and around the world,” the palace wrote.
She will be honored at the monument on November 30.

Fashion-wise – offstage, Josephine’s style was developed by Paul Poiret and Madeleine Vionnet, two of the leading couturiers in the ’20s. Her alluring choices have been seen more recent when Beyoncé paid homage to Baker by wearing a banana skirt in her 2006 Fashion Rocks performance. Miley Cyrus following in 2014.

Banana SkirtAt the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards, when Rihanna wore a sheer Baker-inspired dress. The Spring 2011 Prada collection and the 2016 Marc Jacobs’s Fall runway notably referenced Baker’s signature gelled hair.

Or, perhaps, Charlotte Olympia’s Banana Pumps are enough quirk to honor Josephine!

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Text Assistance: Thank you to Vogue, Biography, NPR and Wiki

Toffee, Butterscotch, Espresso, Biscotti = Brooklyn Haze

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.

Booklyn Haze Bodysuit Options

Thistle And Spire BROOKLYN HAZE BODYSUIT, $98.00, and other options available at Thistle And Spire

“I like a man who can run faster than I can” ~Jane Russell

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Tattoo You – Aubade Paris

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A new lease of life for tattoos

Etched into our skin for thousands of years, tattoos have become artistic as well as aesthetic. A phenomenon that has broken all the boundaries of fashion.

For a long time, tattoos conjured up the tribal images of ancient cultures and exotic peoples, with enormous symbols covering the arms, backs and torsos of Polynesian, Maori and Japanese people, for example. And rightly so: for centuries, tattoos represented a rite of passage, symbols of protection or a sign of belonging to a particular clan or tribe.

Until the trend took off again around 1990 to 2000. From the shower of tiny stars on the back of Rihanna’s neck to the giant words and patterns on David Beckham’s body, these permanent markings have become extremely fashionable. The Musée du Quai Branly in Paris hosted an exhibition on tattoos in 2015.

As a way to stand out from the crowd or express your personality, tattoos have become like a second skin. They can be proudly shown off, or reserved for only the most intimate views.

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Lingerie Inspiration – lace bodice and layers

Inspiration

  • Black lace bodice
  • White silk slip
  • Sheer Black Robe
  • Ornate rings and wrist cuff jewelry
  • Fluffy Hair
  • Red Lip
  • Leopard Print throw to lounge on

There is a lot going on in this Presentation.  dievca imagines the look hides imperfections, yet offers an opportunity to play dressed or peel the onion-layers to find a gift. she’ll be digging through the closet to recreate something similar for Master.

Does anyone know who the Actress/Starlet is?


A West Coast Brand of Cool – XiRENA

Our founder and creative director Dierdre Roffoni is a California native with an insatiable sense of wanderlust. It was on a trip to Formentera, Spain that she was inspired to create XÍRENA (pronounced SUH-REN-UH).

While every season features something new, XÍRENA is timeless, effortless, and to those in the know, easily recognizable by the iconic red bar tack.

The brand will continue to evolve, but the promise is always the same: we choose the softest fabrics in the most comfortable shapes.

We are Designed in LA and Made to Live In.


Feelin’ Lucky with Agent Provocateur


dievca has been on the search for a simple unlined full-cup bra. This Agent Provocateur “Lucky” Bra looks like a possibility – you can get it lined or unlined. The only problem is the bottoms don’t look super practical for larger bodies.


Panty Personalities

Underwear is a secret that a dievca shares with herself.  It’s  an identity she hides under her clothes, a part of her feminine mystique she keeps tucked away from the eyes of the general public. Perhaps she shares it with a partner~ perhaps not.

A lady’s choice of panties has a lot to do with her style. You might be able to guess what kind of underwear she’s got on under a pencil skirt or maxi dress. Maybe she isn’t wearing anything at all?

What a woman chooses to don under her outer garments also says a lot about her personality. Whether she prefers comfort to sexy or cotton to lace, every girl’s panty preference gives a lot of insight into the woman she is.

Whether she’s a go-getter or a laid-back kind of woman, you can bet her panties reflect her personal mantras as well as her aspirations.

So, what does your underwear choice say about your personality?

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You’re a sporty girl with a great butt. Nothing looks quite as adorable as a pair of ass cheeks hanging out the back of a pair of flirty boy shorts. You’re the kind of girl who dresses for herself and your style is easy-going and free.

You’re the kind of woman people depend on, one who can lead a group with comfort and ease. You’re innovative and charismatic, but you’re also very social and friendly.

You’re a go-getter and a hard worker. You put comfort first so you can always be on your game. You don’t have time to waste buying expensive, frilly panties when you have so much on your plate.

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You are a bad bitch! There’s no argument about it. A thong is the staple of the Alpha Female, the leader of the pack. You take no sh*t from anyone.

You might be a little (read: a lot) intimidating; no one will argue you’re anything but fierce.

You’re the one your friends look to when making plans and you’re the one they go to when seeking guidance. You’re sexy as hell and definitely a man-eater.

You hold your own in every relationship and are never afraid to speak your mind.

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You’re into clean lines, but also staying super comfy throughout your exhausting 9-5 workday. You’d much rather be snuggled up with a marathon of “GoT” than have to slave away over a report for your boss.

Sometimes people call you lazy, but it just isn’t the case. You’re just super chill and would rather spend your time doing you than doing mindless bullsh*t for The Man.

You want to be dancing at music festivals, not dancing around office gossip. You don’t have time or patience for other people’s sh*t.

Your dream life would consist of lying on a beach somewhere, catching rays with a gorgeous man, sipping cocktails from coconuts and washing your worries away in the ocean. You were made for the island life, not life chained to a desk.

You’re the ultimate free spirit, and you own it.

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There are two things about you that make you likable and awesome: First, you like to be comfortable and you give zero f*cks about what anyone thinks about your underwear choices, and secondly, you’re definitely quirky and you’re cool with it.

Incidentally, your ginormous underwear choice also likely means you aren’t getting laid often. (Sorry.) It also indicates you aren’t one for skinny jeans or mini skirts.

You’re a woman who prefers a date with Netflix over a date with a man, and knows the only person you’ve got to answer to is yourself.

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You are a hot mama and aren’t afraid to show it. You’re a sexually-free woman who marches to the beat of her own drum.

You enjoy the company of men more than you do women, having always found more comfort in the male species as guys make you feel at ease. I guess there’s just something about catty women that’s always repelled you.

You’re the life of the party — never afraid of the last shot or taking on a bet from one of your friends. You have problems with limits because you never want to stop having fun.

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You’re a laidback girl with everything on her mind but settling down. Your brain is on your next big project or your impeding promotion.

You’re quiet and shy, but not meek. You like to keep to yourself because you know it’s the best way to get sh*t done.

You aren’t running around, desperate for new friends. You’re loyal to a fault and always have your BFFs back when she needs you.

You keep your close friends close and couldn’t care less if you’re the belle of the ball or with everyone else.

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Did you know going commando is actually really, really good for your health? Your vagina will thank you and we all know if your vagina is happy, you’re happy.

You’re an easy-going girl who doesn’t have time to f*ck with something as arbitrary as underwear. Why would you want to make extra laundry when you can forgo the laundromat by skipping out on panties?

You’re a problem-solver who’d rather spend her time enjoying the sunshine than sitting inside folding her clothes.

You live life with so much passion, and you find the endless beauty in every single thing. People admire your positive energy.

Girls want to be you, and guys want to be with you. You’re genuine, and it shines through and through.

So, which pair speaks to you or your Dominant?


Make me Melt

Ice Cream Sassy

Fleur du Mal‘s Ice Cream Embroidery Demi Bra features playful custom ice cream cone embroidery on sheer stretch tulle. Demi style cups with scalloped edge detailing. Stretch charmeuse bands with back hook and eye closure for a customized fit. Unlined. Pair with the matching Ice Cream Embroidery Cheeky and Garter Belt for a mouthwatering set.

Click HERE for all of Fleur du Mal neat to eat ICE CREAM TREATS!


Seeing Stars for the 4th of July

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Enjoy the Fireworks in Fleur du Mal‘s Pink Lemonade Superstar Bra!
A garter belt and thong are also available (click the photo).
That pink lemonade sounds good, right now, to beat the heat. XO


Čistá elegancia

Loose Sheer Nightgown V neck Etsy
Drifting through the evening in sheer elegance.
Serving your Sir or Madame visually.

Handmade
Materials: Spandex, Voile, Lace
Size: One Size Fit Most
Dress Length:72-80cm
Fits Weight:40-70kg
Black, White and Nude available

Product Includes: Sheer Nightgown + Panty
$45.53 – free shipping from Etsy

CARE TIPS:
Hand wash garment in cold water with a natural gentle detergent and hang garment to dry.


tulle nervures with La Perla

La Perla offered a full collection with “tulle nervures” ribbed tulle in 2014. The tightly-pleated elegant pieces are randomly available around the internet. dievca is considering a pair of panties in red or striped – lovely under one of Master’s white button down shirts.


The best part ~

The best part of being a backend is there is no backend at the back end of the backend. ~ Anup

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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.”


“I like lots of things. But there are three things I like most. Love, love and love.” — Anita Ekberg

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I’m very much bigger than I was, so what? It’s not really fatness, it’s development.

Anita Ekberg


Elegant Ebba

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Ebba by Dora Larsen
Sky Blue and Earth.
Something fun for Presenting in Spring!


Elegant Shapewear

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Is that an oxymoron?
Where can dievca find shapewear this elegant in fun colors?
The Quest has begun!


Waist-Cincher (lingerie)

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plural cinchers

Definition of cincher

: a tight woman’s undergarment that is worn to shape and compress the waist // a waist cincher

The hand-span waists so beloved by Dior were achieved by foundation garments, of which the most popular was the waist cincher. Called the “waspie” or “guepiere”, it became the quintessential undergarment of the “New Look”. Boned and back-laced, it differed from the Victorian corset of decades past primarily in its length, usually only 6 to 7 inches. Fashion magazines of the time stressed that it was “super-light weight” and contained “feather boning”. Such garments were worn tightly cinched at the waist, usually over a girdle. The combination was described by Anne Fogarty, an American dress designer who popularized the “New Look” in the US: “To maintain your figure at its flattering best, depend on foundation garments to control and distribute; a cinch or tight belt to restrain.”

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Aubade Waist-Cincher in Fleur de Tattoo


Baby Got Back~

Which item of clothing shows off the A** best?

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  1. Corset (Photo by Ellen Von Unwerth)

  2. Lace Slip

  3. Polka Dot Dress


Catskills

It’s always interesting to see how a brand names its offerings.

Does the Only Hearts Catskill Summer Cami and Shorts bring to mind the Catskill Mountain Range?

Maybe~

But its a sweet set to sleep in. 

Lingerie set available at ShopBop – photo by dievca 3/2021


A is for APRIL

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And for APPLE!

dievca is persenting for Master in the Baserange Ava set in Green with nude heels for Spring.

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Hartman & Rose Gold Collar

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They made such a to-do

Jill Biden Tightsabout Jill Biden’s tights…and dievca immediately thought “Rock It, Lady”!

The First Lady is 69-years-old and giving her personal fashion a go  – its right up there with the octogenarian NY-ers dievca loves seeing – they are killing it with their leopard tights.

dievca wants to be bold in her aging and Master loves stockings. Akira Chicago was offering really fun fishnet tights to help her process.

akira-rhinestone-detail-mesh-fish-net-tight_black_2 Uhh, apparently the Akira tights are sold out. Here is another pair from ASOS by Ann Summers.


You eat Organic, what about your lingerie?

KES After Hours Set, Silk Slip Pajamas – Organic Lac Beetle $345 (click photo)

Details

Slip Cami

  • Adjustable straps
  • V neck
  • Shiny facing of the Silk Charmeuse

Slip Shorts

  • 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~


Elegance with Else

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Else is a very simple lingerie brand to wear.
Their lovely fabrics cover and reveal without awkward cuts or strange straps.
Clean-lined elegance.


R & M Leathers – “Bound to Please”

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R&M Leathers London: Thick Chain Bra and Thong
Made to order leather clothing and accessories from London. Custom pieces and sizes available. All items are handmade to order. Allow 4-5 weeks for orders to be processed and shipped. Express service also available on request. If you require a custom size outside of what is provided, there will be an additional 10% fee.


“Feeling a little French” inspiration lingerie


Anna Karina in Jean-Lu Godard’s 1961 Une Femme est Une Femme
White Cotton Eyelet threaded with ribbon
Something for Spring and Summer


Simple for Spring


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