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.
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)