Saturday, 22 October 2016


Instant memories!

This posture reminds me very much of the avatar Ms. Natasha Knight has used for a long time, and maybe still does. Natasha Knight is a very talented writer. I have read all her books and I have truly enjoyed all of them. Natasha encouraged me to write my own blog, and without her there would be no thoughts at all, infinitesimal thoughts mind you, but thoughts nonetheless. The phrase Infinitesimal thoughts by the way I've first found in a Natasha Knight book.

Natasha Knight avatar

Friday, 21 October 2016

Music for a Knight

To continue my collection of Hallelujah's, this is Alleluia, O virga mediatrix by Hildegard of Bingen

In the Gregorian chant liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church, the Alleluia was imported from Judaism. The word literally means "Praise to the Lord (Jahweh)" and had been an expression of devotion since Old Testament times. It is very interesting that the only time Hildegard of Bingen wrote music for an Alleluia, it was her Alleluia, O virga mediatrix, which is proper to the Mass of feasts in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which would have been held in high honour by her nuns.

Hildegard's poem borrows from some common concepts in Marian theology, though they are expressed with her characteristic passion. She speaks of the Virgin as "Mediatrix" (mediator between mankind and God), as flower, and as closed garden (one with "sweetest integrity" of her virginity). Hildegard's music is also rather characteristic of her style.

This is the start of the Knight collection for a few days to come. I look forward of showing you my kind of knights. The first one, obviously is in music. Music for a knight.


Thursday, 20 October 2016

Music Lesson

Make a virtual trip in a British phone box and travel into the painting 'the music lesson' by Johannes Vermeer. Experience it yourself until the 8th of January in the Mauritshuis, The Hague!
You may want to have a look at this video that gives you an impression how this painting now lent from the British Museum to the Mauritshuis.

Click here for the video

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Changing of the Guards

Let's see how it sounds without the beautiful voice and music of Mr. Dylan:

Sixteen years,
Sixteen banners united over the field
Where the good shepherd grieves.
Desperate men, desperate women divided,
Spreading their wings 'neath the falling leaves.

Fortune calls,
I step from the shadows, to the marketplace,
Merchants and thieves hungry for power, my last deal gone down.
She's smelling sweet like the meadows where she was born,
On midsummer's eve, near the tower.

The cold-blooded moon,
The captain awaiting above the celebration
Sending his thoughts to a beloved maid
Whose ebony face is beyond communication.
The captain is down but still believing that his love will be repaid.

They shaved her head.
She was torn between Jupiter and Apollo.
A messenger arrived with a black nightingale.
I seen her on the stairs and I couldn't help but follow,
Follow her down past the fountain where they lifted her veil.

I struggled to my feet.
I rode past destruction in the ditches
With the stitches still mending 'neath a heart-shaped tattoo.
Renegade priests and treacherous young witches
Were handing out the flowers that I'd given to you.

The palace of mirrors
Where dog soldiers are reflected,
The endless road and the wailing of chimes,
The empty rooms where her memory is protected,
Where the angels' voices whisper to the souls of previous times.

She wakes him up
Forty-eight hours later, the sun is breaking
Near broken chains, mountain laurel and rolling rocks.
She's begging to know what measures he now will be taking.
He's pulling her down and she's clutching on to his long golden locks.

"Gentlemen," he said,
"I don't need your organization. I've shined your shoes,
I've moved your mountains and marked your cards,
But Eden is burning: either get ready for elimination
Or else your hearts must have the courage for the changing of the guards."

Peace will come
With tranquility and splendour, on the wheels of fire,
But will offer no reward when her false idols fall
And cruel death surrenders with its pale ghost retreating
Between the King and the Queen of Swords.

Bob Dylan, 1978

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Nobel Prize

Who could have guessed? Bob Dylan got the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Either the jury consists of Baby Boomers that are stuck in sixties and relive their youth, or the jury got drunk and just closed their eyes and picked a candidate. His spoilt generation wrote protest songs. Protest against what? Protest just because everyone knows his (at best mediocre) songs now. Well maybe four or five. Bob Dylan's greatest hits. Why are there only three songs on this CD? Because these is Bob Dylan's greatest hits, dummy! 

"No one is a bigger fan of Bob Dylan than I am. To give him the Nobel Prize for Literature, however, is absurd.
— Daniel Green

The jury thinks Dylan's songs "Bob Dylan writes poetry for the ear. But it’s perfectly fine to read his works as poetry." If that earns a Nobel prize for literature I suggest we give Johan Cruyff  posthumously a Nobel prize for the way he could write poetry with the ball. Or maybe Donald Trump that speaks poetry for the scared white people of America. How about Eminem for his raps are poetry to the ear of more people than Bob Dylan.

 How about the Nobel Peace Prize that was was awarded to the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos "for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end, a war that has cost the lives of at least 220,000 Colombians and displaced close to six million people. Pity his own countryman have decided by referendum that they rather have war with the FARC than peace... Maybe another 220.000 Colombians should die before the country is ready for peace.

A prize for peace where there is no peace, a prize for literature where there is no literature, the Nobel Prize Committee should be awarded for their courage, their fearlessness, their insight.


Monday, 17 October 2016

Heartfelt message

This heartfelt message is for a friend of mine that is going through a rough time in her life right now.  This quote says it way better than I ever could. But the words are as heartfelt as I would say them myself.


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Love at first sight

I have been thinking for a while, why I liked this picture instantly. You know, love at first sight. I think I know now. It's two things: one, the illusion that you can take her dress so easy down, and look what comes out, second the plaited dress. I love a plait dress.

Oh, OK, the pose breathes submission.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Polished one

To end with one I don't like. Happened to come across at Tumblr. It's not that it's black and white, but it's too polished, and way too many frills on it. She's not a cake is she?

Friday, 14 October 2016

Last favourite: Silk corset

You may have noticed I have a have a certain preference for under bust corsets. What can I say other than I am a tit-man. My fifth and last favourite is a full bust corset. But one in my favourite colour (red) and my favourite fabric (silk).

Melissa Morin makes this wonderful corset and specializes in Disney clothes as well. Have a look at her webpage to see wonderful familiar costumes. This one is so classic I love the design, I love the fabric and it makes the girl look wonderful. It is sold at Etsy for 217,88 euro.

This corset is handmade and completely custom made using your measurements. The corset pattern is drafted from your specific measurements to ensure the perfect fit for your body. The corset is made with a strength/middle layer, the fashion/outer layer and the lining giving the corset 3 layers to ensure strength and durability. At The Corset Carriage we take pride in our craftsmanship and attention to detail, ensuring each corset is of excellent quality. We value our customers and welcome all correspondence.

This corset is cut to give a 2-4 inch waist reduction.

You can choose to have a modesty panel or not at the back of the corset, just let us know when providing your measurements.

I had so much fun choosing my favourite corsets, and I hope you liked my choices as well.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Favourite four: Is it a dress or a corset? Or both?

This corset and this dress. I simply fell in love with it. It's made by AliceAndWillow in the UK and for sale at Etsy for € 32,89.

Midi length "Tabitha tie on bustle skirt", made from a sage green fabric.

Made from masses of full bustles, the skirt is a midi length tie on piece, which simply ties over the top of another skirt to create masses of full bustles. The skirt can be tied on at the back for huge bum ruffles, or at the front. They can also be worn in pairs, or with a shorter version at the front to create a custom-styled bustled skirt piece. The skirt maintains its own shape well and does not require a hoop or petticoat underneath to create the fullness shown.

Looks awesome with any of our corsets and looks fantastic dressed down with a t-shirt and pumps, or totally glamorous with a corset and killer heels.

Fastens to the side with a drawstring waist. Fits a 20-50 inch waist while keeping all those huge bustles still full and intact.

Please be aware, that as this skirt fits a huge range of sizes, the smaller sized ladies will have more gathering at the waist, and the larger ladies will have less and more spaced out bustles. If you would like a skirt specifically made for your size then please contact us!

This skirt can be worn as a simple long, full skirt, or with the use of the ribbons, can be bustled up.
This skirt looks amazing when bustle and gives a real psycho circus/old western feel when bustled up, and it's as easy as pulling the ribbons around and tying in a bow-no faffing with pins, needles or thread to bustle this up.
It can be worn at any bustle height you fancy, and the higher the front is bustled up, the more the back pulls in to give fantastic gathering and shape.
It also looks equally awesome worn cheekily on its own (perhaps with stockings and lace up boots showing underneath), or with another skirt layered underneath.

Can you imagine, a woman dressed like that? I have to think of the story of O dresses. Do you see the link with D/s? The master decides how many ties are bound up, front and back?

The Moll corset is for sale separately in this webshop.

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