Category Archives: Second Life Dresses

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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These Are a Few of My Favourite Things…

Ooooh hasn’t the SL Fashion Blogosphere been full of drama the last couple of weeks? At first I thought some of it was interesting and often amusing (I’ve even commented on portions of it), but now I’m a bit bored. I don’t know about you, but my RL has enough drama of it’s own without introducing it into my virtual existence. I want my SLife to be about kittens and fluffy things… can we soon return to the days when we emptied out our handbags and photographed the contents to show each other (now, wasn’t that fun girls and boys?).

There was a little grumpiness and talk of feeling uninspired amongst my blogging peers recently and I wondered if the negativity was dragging everyone down. I’m glad to see us going back to what I think we do best… finding and photographing and telling our readers about our favourite things. That’s certainly what I’m going to concentrate on and I’ve resolved to not read any posts that even sniff at drama. Incidently, this probably means that this post will contain typo’s as technically I cannot read it, as it talks about drama.

Anyway, moving on; in an attempt to lighten the mood and spread some love, the items I’ve featured in this post today are those things (old and new) in my virtual wardrobe that I adore, find myself reaching for all the time and (unlike drama) never tire of. I hope you like them too <3.

Please note that I won’t be permitting any comments about drama on this post. I’d love to hear from you though if you like my favourite things and please feel free to comment in general on bunnies, flowers, poetry and such. If anyone really does feel the need to ‘have a go’, they could always Plurkerise me. If they’re shy, I believe it can be done in secret with chums, but I’m hoping that I will be considered for a public slagging off. That way more traffic will be driven to my blog, my visitor numbers will increase, and my life will feel complete ;).

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LeLutka Sack Bag in Goldenrod (L$275)

Detour London Flats in Brown (L$300)

GBL Charmed Cuff – Vintage (no longer available)

**DP**yumyum Tweed Jacket in Brown Check (L$220)

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WoE Kloe Jeans in Steel (L$200)

Yummy Bird Cage Earrings in Silver (L$0)

Sixty-nine Allure Hat (L$150)

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Curio Petal Lovely Skin in Olive Branch 2 [Dark] (fat pack) (L$3,000)

REDGRAVE Angelina Blue Eyes (L$100)

REDGRAVE Moulin Rouge Eyelashes (L$90)

Truth Jess Hair in Toffee (L$0)

J’s Real Toe Belt Platform Sandals in Olive (L$380)

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Armidi Gisaci Square Cut Linen Mini Dress in Dark Gray (L$235)

LeLutka Dietrich Shirt in White (L$225)

Bliensen + MaiTai Scavenger Tie (L$250)

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COCO Valentine Gift Bag – Group Gift (Search for ‘*COCO* UPDATE GROUP’ in Groups, join and activate before visiting the store to collect your gift)

Shiny Things Tuli Pumps in Silver (L$400)

CREAMSHOP Toon Heart Earrings (L$195)

*SHOP SEU* Pompadour Hair in Blonde (L$170)

Muism Satin Ruffle Top in White (L$350)

Tres Blah Belted Tunic (L$90)

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