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1930s fashion is one of my favourite styles when it comes to vintage clothes, but rather difficult to construct with the means of Second Life – especially when you don’t want to wear an “out of the box” outfit all the time, but I think I succeeded with this one. Also, I felt like donning a “serious” outfit before indulging in the playful nature of spring dresses, and there is a certain grown-up quality to the clothes of this decade which you don’t find in the years before of afterwards.

Sometimes, the outfits I blog go through a rather long evolution before I decide they are ready for taking a picture, but this one was a very straight-forward and quick development: every single item I tried just fell into place and the most time-consuming task was fitting the hair under the hat.

Body:

  • Skin: (5th & Oxford) Brooke FAIR Subtle 6
  • Eyes: [LeLutka]-Reflections-Mist-Eyes
  • Lashes: (Miriel) Lashes – Feather [not available anymore]
  • Hair: Ingenue :: Myrna :: Natural Black

Outfit:

  • Jacket & Gloves: [The Sweetest Good-bye] 2nd Moon – Grey
  • Skirt: Ingenue :: Vintage Basics :: Secretary :: Ebon
  • Stockings: *Sheer* Stockings 01: Nylon Black
  • Shoes: Maitreya Neyya * Toe-cap grey
  • Hat: *COCO*_WoolFeltFedora_Black
  • Bag: [LeLutka]-handbagBLACK

Other:

  • Pose: *TorridWear* – Geometry 04
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Body:

  • Skin: Fleur Allure Alabaster Fall In Love 3
  • Hair: Donna Flora “Marlene” brunette (tinted darker)

Outfit:

  • Blouse & Skirt: ~Ivalde~ Margaretha black
  • Gloves: PIDIDDLE gloves teal [freebie]
  • Shoes: Maitreya – Solace faded teal
  • Stockings: OPIUM Everyday L$1 Store – tan lace-trim stockings
  • Hat: Greta Elegance Hat grey tweed
  • Corsage: Swallowtail profile picks gift
  • Bag: B@R Clutch Bag Black

Other:

  • Pose: seating pose from the Basic Female AO by [LAP]

A blog about vintage fashion in SL cannot possibly be complete without featuring something by Ivalde, and so it’s back to the 1930s today with the beautiful Margaretha set. The blouse is one of my favourite pieces by Ivalde and works equally well in a modern outfit.

Elegance Hats offers both vintage and modern pieces, and I was instantly smitten with the Greta hat, a typical 1930s design named after the great Greta Garbo. Back then, hats usually were worn noticably tilted to the side and drawn deep into the face, so that, depending on the perspective, they either hid most of the face or provided a dramatic background for one’s profile.  This one has not only a great texture, but also comes with a little hatneedle, thus adding a little extra adornment to the outfit.

Shoes and gloves were the starting point from which this outfit developed – as soon as I got the gloves (a freebie!), I knew I wanted to pair them with Maitreya’s Solace in faded teal. The bag is a lucky chair gift from B@rerose Tokyo, and the marvellous corsage finally a picks reward gift by Swallowtail.

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Body:

  • Skin: Fleur Allure Alabaster Fall In Love 3
  • Eyes: (Miriel) Realistic Eyes – Mossy Rock
  • Lashes: (Miriel) Lashes – Feather
  • Hair: Donna Flora – Marlene hair brunette (tinted darker)

Outfit:

  • Shirt, Jacket & Hat: B@rerose Tokyo – Chidori Coat – brown (not all parts used)
  • Skirt: /artilleri/ simplicity pencil skirt *black*
  • Gloves: Fleur Gloves Long Black
  • Stockings: OPIUM Everyday L$1 Store – tan lace-trim stockings
  • Shoes: -Tesla- High Oxfords *Chocolate*
  • Bag: [LeLutka]-TRISCH bag -funeral

Other:

  • Pose: Imperial Elegance – Handbag 03

Time to change the decade. There isn’t a lot of hair available in SL which you could use for 1930s-style outfits – the few with the right basic features always looked too dishevelled to match well with outfits which are characterized by sharp geometric cuts and forms. Donna Flora’s “Marlene” was a pure chance find: I stumbled into this to me unknown shop (not even the main store, but a sattelite location) and there it was, the hair I had been wishing for all the time.  I had to tint it since brunette is the darkest colour available, but still am very happy about it. Finally a groomed hairdo to go with another rarity: a 1930s-style coat.

I  doubt that B@rerose Tokyo’s “Chidori Coat” was an attempt at creating authentic vintage clothes, but actually it does resemble pieces from Rochas’ and Maggy Rouff’s collections in 1934, which I saw printed in one of my books on vintage fashion.

The skirt should have been a bit longer, but with money always being in too short supply, I had to make do with the content of my inventory, and I think it still looks good.

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