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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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Tongue in Chic…

Those of a sensitive disposition should STOP READING NOW!!!

OK, couldn’t resist eh? I recently had the need to research 1950’s advertising for a RL project I’ve been working on. I love the style of those old adverts, but found the innocence of some of the copy and the sexism hysterical. Well, in my experience, advertising only works if it appeals to the target market and it can only do that if it reflects the opinions and values of the time; so I say ‘don’t blame the ad man!’ However, you can blame me (if you like) for my cheeky and somewhat saucy take on it. But remember, I did warn you :P.

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Hair: Clawtooth by Clawtooth Kitten with a Whip Hair in Starlet Blonde (“Blondes have more fun” pack) (L$300)

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

Dress: Casa Del Shai The Reluctant Seductress Dress in White (L$400)

Necklace and Earrings: Paper Couture Crystal Bloom Set (L$400)

Ring: Paper Couture Times Square Ring in Diamond (part of the Black and White Diamond set) (L$175)

Stockings: *Sheer* Torn Nylon 02 Stockings in Black (L$50)

Shoes: Sylfie’s Prim Seduction Cascade Stilettos in Chrome/Black (L$300)

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Hair: Ingenue Marilyn Hair in Blonde (modified to wear under hat) (L$100)

Hat: ICoN Hat in Beige (part of the Hat & Bangle set in Red/Beige (L$200)

Sunglasses: Icing Marilyn Sunglasses (fatpack) (L$250)

Swimsuit: Lost Dreams Lost Dreams Retro Polka Dot Swimsuit (part of the Swimmers and Skirt set) (L$180)

Gloves: Creative Kaoz Satin Opera Gloves in White (L$30)

Shoes: HOC Industries Strappy Stilettos (L$30)

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Hair: Hiccup Slow Jamz 2007 Hair in Light Blonde (Platinum/Light Blonde pack) (L$175)

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

Earrings: Eclectica Jazz Chinoiserie Earrings (part of Chinoiserie set) (L$300)

Blouse: Tres Blah Silky Blouse in Pearl (L$90)

Jumper: Tres Blah Belted Top (L$90)

Apron: BLONDE Pinny With Pockets (L$10)

Brooch: Nylon Outfitters Green Shirt Jacket Flower (part of the Womens Freebies pack) (L$1)

Dress: Icing Marilyn Dress in White (L$295)

Bracelet: Atelier AM Ball Bracelet in White (L$100)

Shoes: HOC Industries Sneaker Wedges (L$30)

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Hair: artilleri Sabina II Hair in Honey (Blondes pack) (L$200)

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

Earrings: Woo’s! Hoopstastic Solid Colour Change Hoops (L$7)

Vest: artilleri Marcy Top in White/Red Polkadots – Christmas Group Gift (no longer available) – Other colourways are available in store (L$120)

Bracelets: Earthtones Aurora Bangle in Scarlet/Silver (part of the Shades of Romance set) – Vintage (no longer available)

Trousers: &Bean Pull up to the Bumper Trousers in Light (L$150)

Shoes: HOC Industries Stubbers (L$10)

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The HOC Industries label first came to my attention in February when I spotted their Sneakers on Xstreet which were featured as the best selling item. With a price label of just L$30 I wondered at first ‘where’s the catch’, but thought I would give them a go considering it a low risk purchase. From the moment I rezzed them, I was in love and I’ve been a big HOC Industries’ fan ever since. Not only are these shoes beautifully crafted from custom textures and sculpties, but they are scripted too meaning that with every pair you get multiple choice colour options. The shoes featured in this post are priced between L$10 and L$30 which is absolutely remarkable value. Guu Nishi, designer of the label, is a thoroughly nice lady and in my opinion a true champion of SL fashion. HOC Industries items can be purchased on Xstreet or at the main store inworld.

*** The generosity of SL content creators never ceases to amaze me and I have 2 designers to thank for helping me put this post together. Antonia Marat, designer of the artilleri label, is the undisputed queen of everything SL retro. She’s recently revamped her main store and launched a separate store for artilleri HOME which is where today’s first and third shots were taken. Many thanks to her for allowing me to take the shots there and for custom making the fabulous tray of muffins for this post. A big thank you also to Tater Skytower for supplying the Cola Machine used in the last shot. Tater is content creator for Taters vintage stuff and this is the place to go for all things Coco Cola! ***

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