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If this picture reminds you of Abba or Farrah Fawcett, you’re not far off, because I’m once again revisiting the 1970s.

When Neferia Abel asked on Plurk if there were any bloggers interested in reviewing an item or two from L’Abel’s upcoming spring collection a while ago, I put my name down on the list, because I’m always curious about what Neferia will come up with next, and while the L’Abel range is the modern branch of Neferia’s fashion “empire”, it often allows for a vintage interpretation as well. So it was no surprise that the “Nana” jumpsuit immediately reminded me of ethnic-influenced clothes from the 1970s, while at the same time it also picks up and reinterprets recent fashion trends.

“Nana” comes with a tight-fitting upper part, accentuated by moderately sized shoulder cuffs, and a lower part which is skin-tight on the system layer, but adds volume with the help of prims both above and below the knee. The colour is a silvery white with charcoal accents and a subtly shimmering texture.

To be perfectly honest, I never thought of Aderyn as a “jumpsuit type”, but this outfit made me revise this opinion as it has just the perfect feel for a hot summer’s day with cloudless skies: one can almost feel the cool fabric on the warm skin, and it certainly looks comfortable in a very un-frumpy way.

The “Jane” wedges by Shiny Things are an excellent match, and while at first I wasn’t going for hair quite as big, Truth’s “Farrah” won me over eventually because it looked the most authentic.

Body:

  • Skin: (5th & Oxford) Brooke FAIR – Rebel, Rebel 4
  • Eyes: [LeLutka]-Reflections-Mist-Eyes
  • Lashes: (Miriel) Lashes – Feather [not available anymore]
  • Hair: >Truth< Farrah – espresso

Outfit:

  • Jumpsuit: -L’Abel- Nana silver jumpsuit
  • Shoes: (Shiny Things) Jane Wedges – white

Other:

  • Pose: [Long Awkward Pose] – Odds & Ends – Whatcha Want
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In order to re-familiarize myself with blogging, I’m going to visit the 1950s again, and what would be better than wearing the “Doriane” coat by L’Abel on that occasion? Not only does it offer a splash of colour I’m often missing at this time of the year, but also it does have the most wonderful “New Look”-shape, with a tight-fitting bodice and a wide skirt. Accentuated with a black collar, black cuffs and matching accessories, the outfit remains classy while still making a statement.

Body:

  • Skin: (5th & Oxford) FAIR Audrey Summer Cocktails 5
  • Eyes: (Miriel) Realistic Eyes – Strong Green [not available anymore]
  • Lashes: (Miriel) Lashes – Feather [not available anymore]
  • Hair: Kin -Joan- [black]

Outfit:

  • Coat: L’Abel – Doriane coat
  • Shoes: Maitreya Group Gift Pumps black
  • Stockings: *Sheer* Stockings 01: Nylon Black
  • Earrings: ~Muse~ Claris Pearl earring in Gold
  • Gloves: Fleur Gloves Short Black
  • Hat: Tesla hat “Joan” [free]
  • Bag: (P-K) Vintage Petit Sac Noir

Other:

  • Pose: *TorridWear* Drama 08

 

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Body:

  • Skin: Fleur Allure Alabaster Kitten 1
  • Eyes: (Miriel) Realistic Eyes – Strong Green
  • Lashes: (Miriel) Lashes – Feather
  • Hair: Novocaine – Antoinette (liquorice)

Outfit:

  • Dress: Ivalde – Retropolitan (red)
  • Gloves: Fleur Gloves Long Black
  • Earrings: Eclectica Medallion earrings

Other:

  • Pose: *Luth* pose 14 (Reel Expression)

When I heard that Ivalde was going to close, it was a bit of a shock to me. Fortunately, I learned in the meantime that it would be only temporarily, and that Neferia Abel’s creations are going to remain available. I’m going to crawl out of my hole (still sick in RL) to post my own little tribute to her.

The first dress that comes to my mind when I think of Ivalde is the Retropolitan dress – maybe the quintessential red gown, if there is such a thing. Curve-huggingly sexy, just revealing enough to stimulate one’s imagination, it always reminded me of the fashion illustrations drawn by René Gruau, and so today’s post was inspired by him as well.

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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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