Film Noir…

This post has a little story attached. I think it’s worth telling, but I’ll try not to labour on for too long :).

I’ve intended to do a Film Noir inspired piece for some time now, ever since my great friend and RL/SL artist, Gracie Kendal, asked me to help her with a promotional postcard to advertise her gallery. Gracie wanted the postcard to be in the Film Noir genre and asked me to do the styling and artwork. I picked out this outfit for the postcard and loved it so much that I’ve been meaning to blog it forever.

Yesterday, members of the fashion bloggers group heard the very sad news that Neferia Abel, designer of the Ivalde and L’Abel labels, is closing her store due to RL commitments (click here for more info). As a thank you for all the amazing work that Neferia has given to the world of SL, some of my fellow bloggers have set a blogger’s challenge for today in tribute.  It seemed like the perfect time, therefore, to get around to publishing my Film Noir post featuring the L’Abel dress, jacket and gloves that I have loved and been meaning to blog for such a long time.

On the downside, the world of SL fashion will be a much sader place without Neferia’s creations. However, on a positive note, you can continue to purchase her work on Xstreet, clothing items at a new temporary home at Retrology, and accessories at the old store location.

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Hair: Paper Couture Frida Hair in Blonde (L$300)

Hat: Chapeau tres Mignon Panther Net Hat (L$300)

Mascara:  [ glow ] Studio Avantgarde Eyeliner 01 Eyelashes (L$100)

Earrings: Paper Couture Pearl Earrings (part of the Pearl Strand Set) (L$400)

Jacket, Dress and Gloves: L’Abel Kesara Dress in Black (L$595)

Cigarette and Holder: Foxy’s Smoke Shop Aly Gold Bitchstick (Enhanced version) (L$225)

Stockings: Insolence Dolores Nylon Seamed Stockings (part of the Dolores Black Outfit) (L$290)

Shoes: DeLa Stella Pumps in Noir Black (L$400)

Pose (first picture): ..::DARE::.. Easy Peasy Lean (pre-release – coming soon)

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18 responses to “Film Noir…

  1. Lizzie Lexington

    Love the way the pics tell a story. I’m wanting to read more!

  2. SerenityVal

    Wow! These shots are so evocative, really capture the feeling of film Noir! Bravo!

  3. SarahTheRed

    Stunning!

  4. An absolutely stunning look! TY so much Dolly! 🙂

    ~ Ketsy

    • Thanks everyone for lovely comments once again… it’s so kind of you all to make the effort to comment. I’m having such fun with the blog and it’s icing on the cake to know you’re all enjoying it :D.

  5. This is amazing! The first and second shots, especially, totally wow me!

  6. Thanks so much Plum. I took the first and second shots at Trilogy – what an amazing little district that is. It would be very hard for anyone to take a bad shot there :).

  7. Petitelittlegirl Pinklady

    awwww where is the kitty from? he or she is too cute

  8. Samantha

    Amazing, as always.

  9. The pics and the concept are outstanding! the cat is so cute!
    great work!

  10. just found you site…

    amazing outfits. great editorial. and fantastic photos. i’m blown away ❤

    i'm adding you onto my bloroll, IMMEDIATELY. so glad i found you!!! 🙂

    – euni kira.

  11. U are really great.
    Love style, pics, i even love this cat (thats weird coz i hate my rl cat )

    Greetings

  12. ohhh this look was fantastic, I love the drama!!! <33Abra

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