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Acceptable in the Eighties…

There is a rule in fashion which dictates that if you remember wearing a trend when it was first in fashion, you shouldn’t be wearing it next time around. Well I don’t mind admitting that I’m a child of the eighties and I do remember wearing the current fashions when they weren’t retro. I also won’t hold back in confessing that I’m not one for following rules in RL or SL and revel in being a fashion rebel.  One of the wonderful things about SL is that it gives us the opportunity to experiment with fashion, so if you like the style why not check out some of the SL Fashion Designers that are championing the return of the eighties. These include Fab.Pony, Emery, Maitreya, MG Fashion and Mirai Style plus Pretties by JB who has released today the pieces I’ve featured in this post.

Just for fun – Acceptable in the Eighties – Calvin Harris

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Hair: Mirai Style Tori Hair in Cream (Cream & Brown Pack) (L$200)

Nail Polish: Armidi True Enhance Painted Nails in Cherry II (L$90)

Earrings: Emery Triangular Blondie Earrings in White (L$0)

Blouse: Pink Outfitters Poppy Chest Ruffles Shirt in White (modified to wear under jumpsuit) (L$100)

Jumpsuit: L’Abel Adora Demin Jumpsuit (L$200)

Belt: Fleur Patent Leather Belt in Scarlet (L$100)

Bangles: Earthtones Aurora Shades of Romance Bangles – Vintage (no longer available)

Shoes: Pretties by JB Risque Shoes in Vixen (L$325)

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Hair: booN TOM245 Hair in Blonde (L$200)

Nail Polish: Reale Manicure in Snow (L$0)

Earrings: [glow] Studio DeLyn Letters Earrings in White (L$150)

Scarf: Pretties by JB Wilds Scarf in Zebra (L$75)

Dress and Belt: Fab.Pony Jacqueline Dress in White Dove (L$299)

Jacket: COCO Jacket in Black (part of the Jacket & Shirt outfit in Black-White) (L$380)

Bag: La Besace Pochette in Black and White (L$200)

Ring: CaLLie CLine Diamond Cocktail Ring with Gem Changer (part of the Divine Bubble outfit) (L$950)

Shoes: Maitreya Slinky Stilettos in Patent White (L$350)

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second-life-atelier-amHair: Maitreya Sun Hair in Copper (Coppers Pack) (L$200)

Necklace: Atelier AM Layered Necklace in Black (L$150)

Vest: Emery Choose Life Tank (L$100)

Jacket: en Svale Denim Jacket in Indigo (L$280)

Bangles: Armidi Neon Stacked Bangles in Orange (L$175)

Skirt: Fab.Pony Denim Rahrah Skirt in Indigo (L$210)

Leggings: :: DUTCH TOUCH :: AFri Leggings (part of the AFri outfit) (L$350)

Socks: Creative Kaoz Dainty Lace Socks in Black (L$25)

Shoes: Maitreya Frenzy Shoes in Black (L$400)

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second-life-shade-throneHair: Truth Jess Hair in Grape (L$0)

Sunglasses: Shade Throne THE SET UP Gaiola (L$150)

Earrings: +plus Plastic Earrings in Yellow (L$45)

Vest: Surf Couture Driftwood Tank Top in White (L$100)

Mesh Top: Colourable Mesh Crop Top – Vintage (no longer available)

Dress: MG Fashion Le Fashionable Python Dress in Deep Plum (L$425)

Bag: +plus Rock Clutch Bag in Yellow (L$90)

Leggings: Emery Short Zebra Leggings (part of the French Kissin’ outfit) (L$350)

Shoes: Maitreya ChiChi Pumps inYellow (L$450)

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Art Attack…

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I found a recent SLsecret post highly amusing; someone in week 36 was poking fun at mass produced items using full perm textures and sculpties. In contrast, it started me thinking about hand-drawn textures and the amazing talent that goes into the creation of them. Don’t get me wrong, I think photo-realistic and computer generated textures when done at their best (aka Redgrave) are fantastic, but I wonder if we give enough credit to those designers who create clothing the old fashioned way using paper, paint, and ink. For me, there is just something oh so special about owning a piece that I know has been hand-drawn. Anyway, that got my creative juices flowing and I seem to have been struck with the arty farties. So in this post, I decided to focus in the main on hand-drawn clothing and pay homage to one art movement with my very crude attempt at cubism (no chuckling in the back please!).

Hat: MG fashion FACTORY French Style Beret in Plaid (L$1)

Hair: Maitreya Piper II Hair in Caramel (Browns Pack) (L$200)

Nail Polish: J’s Natural Real Color in Pink (Fat Pack) (L$50)

Glasses: BareRose Glasses SE in Blue (Fat Pack) (L$50)

T-Shirt: Nylon Outfitters Promo T-Shirt (part of the Womens Freebies pack) (L$1)

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

Scarf: AOHARU BT Simple Scarf in Pink (Fat Pack) (L$220)

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Hair: LeLutka STEFANI Hair in Platinum (Blond Pack) (L$190)

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

Nail Polish: Love Soul Malama Prim Nails in Purple (L$0)

Top: AOHARU Drapery Top in Yellow (part of the Drapery Dress) (L$280)

Scarf: MALT Fashions Twilly Neck Tie in Tawny Port (L$120)

Bracelet: COCO Group Gift Gem Bracelet (L$0)

Skirt: fashionably dead Fire Compound Skirt (part of the Fire Compound Dress) (L$275)

Stockings: Shiny Things Solid Thigh High Stockings in Purple (L$0)

Shoes: Courtisane Devoue Sandals in Turquoise (L$690)

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Hair: Truth Natasha Hair in Honey (Light Browns Pack) (L$225)

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

Hat: Elate! Free Tiny Top Hat! (L$0)

Shirt: LeLutka Dietrich Shirt in White (L$225 )

Tie: Bliensen + MaiTai ‘Art Deco’ for Ladies Tie (L$250)

Suit: Thimbles Master of Cats Suit in White (L$110)

Ring, Bag & Nail Polish: Love Soul Holstein Prim Nails & Clutch Bag (L$150)

Shoes: Tesla Natasha Heels in Black (L$359)

Remember, when you buy a dress or any all-in-one, you could be getting more than one outfit for your money! I often split up the top or bottom of a complete outfit to make separates as I have in the first of the main shots in this post. This works best if the outfit is offered in multiple layer options so check the vendor first to see what you get in the pack by clicking the item as if you’re going to buy it and looking at the available layers in the pop up window.


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