Keeping it simple in Bleue with ELSE

Else Nano French Blue Bra and Panties
A bit more practical on the Lingerie end, today.
dievca got a new set from Else Lingerie and its
Simple and Lovely.

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Aging has a wonderful beauty and we should have respect for that. ~ Eartha Kitt

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Orange Lingerie?

Orange Lingerie
‘Tis the Season for Orange!
dievca was taking a look around for Orange Lingerie to Present for Master.

Then she remembered her Simone Perele Eden Set and offers you a link to Simone Perele. The items are not quite the same, but are available and are on sale! click HERE):

Looks like she might be “Good to Go”! XO


Thongs – cultural?

Thong Comic
dievca has a Swedish friend who has a similar build to dievca.
Her friend is a thong aficionado.
dievca tried a couple and gave up.
They  seemed to get lost.


Adding a little Zest!

Fleur du Mal Bebe Bra, Thong and Hoodie in Zest!
Perfect for the heat of August. XO


TART and sweet

TART Eva Panties
TART – high-waisted lace Eva panties w/ corset detail $34.99

TART Eva Panties black


Seraphina Sexy – Coco de Mer

đŸŽ”Claude Debussy – Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Coco de Mer Green Bra pasties SeraphinaCoco de Mer Green Bra SeraphinaCoco de Mer Knicker Seraphina openCoco de Mer Knicker SeraphinaSeraphine 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.


Birth of the Pearl – a Bodystocking

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. 

History:

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.

Erotic Lingerie

A “Thank You” to Wiki and to the Library of Congress.


Longline Bras

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.

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.

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.

Photos: Fleur du Mail Lily Lace Longline Bra $168

A “Thank You” to anaono.com and hourglasslingerie.net.


Cheeseburger in Paradise đŸ”

Master will be rolling His eyes this morning – but Presenting would be a good bit of fun as a Cheeseburger with Jimmy Buffet in the background.

Eat a little Meat…a sensual treat!


Jimmy Buffet would roll through dievca’s hometown every summer and it was an easy concert to get to ~ ~ outdoor seating and cheesy fun. 🧀

Holy Cats Batman!  It appears that Jimmy Buffet is still performing!  A full Summer Roster of Concerts!

Go, Jimmy, Go!

I like mine with lettuce and tomato
Heinz 57 and french-fried potatoes
Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer
Well, good God almighty which way do I steer?


Get your Fruit & Veg

Transparent Pineapple and Avocado Bodysuits from DH Gate.

(other options include seashells, Conch shells, watermelon and roses)

PS. YES, YES, YES – Avocado is a Fruit, not a Vegetable, but it does have healthy unsaturated fat and isn’t sweet…


Zippered front – is that cheating?

Wearing a corset can be a challenge…as dievca well knows.

At first, Master’s dievca had to learn how to put on the corset – Master had to step in to help on a few occasions.  Years later dievca became too chubby for some of her corsets – something about her waist changing with perimenopause.  The hook and eyes with the steel whale bones have been a challenge – so when dievca saw this corset with a zipper…

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Hmm~

Might be an asset to her lingerie closet.

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Or it could be another spectacular “Dievca Disaster”!

Temptress Teal Lace-Up Front Zipper Corset

The teal-colored full bust corset is made from high-quality satin with lace net overlay material to create a romantically sexy look. Corset features a premium front zipper closure, 10 plastic bones with 4 static steel back bones, nickel brass grommets with thick cording in the back for cinching, and removable garters. On Sale for $59.95


Feeling Floral

SavageX Fenty from Spring 2021


Tanga vs Cheeky

Cheeky

Tanga Briefs

Tanga briefs are a type of thong underwear that cover both your front and back with triangular pieces of material. They provide moderate to minimal rear coverage between a bikini cut and a thong and also have wider sides. They can be a good way to transition from a traditional bikini panty to a thong.

Cheeky Underwear

Cheeky underwear are true to their name and enhance your derriere by exposing the better part of it. They have less coverage than bikinis but more than thongs or G-strings. The front and waist portion are mostly covered.

Panties


Rosabelle: Dita von Teese lingerie

ROSABELLE – FASHION


Garter, Garter Belt, Garter Skirt

Initionally, Garters were use to hold up hose or socks.  The advent of elastic dimished the usage of Garters in real life, but you still see limited usage at Weddings. Why?

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Traditionally, the witnesses would accompany a newly wed couple to the bridal chambers to ensure consummation. The wedding garter being retrieved from the bride served as proof to other guests that the deed was done, and the garter was then tossed into the sea of people.

Symbolically, the garter was thought to influence fertility. It also symbolized marriage consummation and future children for the couple. Because of this, the garter was fiercely sought after at weddings. It was an honor to detach the garter from the bride and was believed that the luck of the wedding couple would pass on to the guest who obtained the garter.

Garter Belts (or Suspender Belts): a belt with attached garters or fasteners, worn as an undergarment to hold up stockings.

Lovesick Garterbelt

Which brings us to the newer term-

Garter Skirt: (a dievca and Master favorite) A wider garter belt acting as a short skirt or mini skrt which can attach stockings.  Allows for bottom coverage with easy access – a flattering, sassy way to Present.

Lace skirt with garters attached


Who’s wearing Red? We all should be~

For Chinese New Year, beyond the buying of new clothes, giving of red envelopes and eating a lot with your family and friends, there’s the more contemporary tradition of wearing red underwear.

Men in particular – red underwear is one of the most popular gifts for sweethearts to exchange around Chinese New Year. Every winter, red underwear decorated with gold embroidery, usually illustrating the pertinent zodiac animal for that particular year, goes on sale in China’s stores.

Who Should Be Wearing Red?
The Chinese Zodiac employs a cycle of 12. There are 12 animals in the zodiac and each year welcomes a new animal. The cycle goes like this: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. People are born under one sign and will run into their sign again every 12 years. So it’s important to be aware of your benming nian (æœŹć‘œćčŽ), or the meeting of one’s zodiac year.

Why Do They Need To Wear Red?
One would think that your animal year would be a good one. But, Chinese traditional belief is that your benming nian (your animal year) is going to be full of bad luck. So if it’s your year, you need to take a few precautions to ensure that your year is not a bad one.

To ward off any dangers that might befall you it’s believed that it helps to wear the color red. Red is one of the luckiest colors in Chinese traditions, standing for loyalty, success and happiness. You see red all over the place during traditional Chinese festivals: red lanterns, red envelopes, red paper hangings ornammented in gold.

Why Do We Need To Wear Red?
If you believe in this stuff and you’re really traditional, you should wear red every day, all year long. How do you ward off the bad luck but maintain your own sense of style? Red underwear is the answer!

Red underwear is an easy way to protect yourself against the hazards of benming nian and the regular hazards of Life!


Feeling Basic ~ Lingerie (repost)

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.
XO

Marieyat

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
Bex Thong
Doodle Tights

dievca sees this as a comfortable,
yet pleasant surprise for Master when he arrives
for crĂȘpes and Cockworship. 😘


what’s under the Michelin Lady look…

Nothing Special – Just Practicalities
(Elegance will be worn tomorrow)

Chantell Softstretch green

Chantelle Softstretch in Green 


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

Backside and cuffs
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 PĂ©rĂšle 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

Josephine Baker Glamour

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 Bergùre in Paris. Hordes of white Parisians flocked to the famed theater to see La Revue Nùgre, 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 chĂąteau 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 MĂ©daille de la RĂ©sistance, and LĂ©gion 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 PanthĂ©on 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 BeyoncĂ© 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 MusĂ©e 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.

Tattoo Boxer Aubade


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.