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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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Black and White and Read All Over…

For those residing in Britain, this will mean something to you: MP, expenses, cleaning a moat, a jar of pickle, and a bottle of a Laphroaig Malt Whiskey. For those that don’t live in Blighty and think I have totally lost the plot, this week we have witnessed the UK media in possibly it’s most frenzied state yet following revelations that some British politicians may have been supplementing their incomes with dubious expense claims (since qualified by them as ‘accounting errors’). Whether you agree with the arguments put forward or not, the carte blanche coverage of the issues and attacks on those involved can seem a little extreme and is typical of the British media’s handling of topical events. Of course, this has nothing to do with fashion, but as my blog often seem influenced by RL and I feel as if I’m overloaded with political sleeze this week, this post seems appropriate.

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Hair: ETD Bonita II Hair in Smoke Burnt (All Black/White Pack) (modified to wear under hat) (L$100)

Hat: Tesla Unisex Bowler Hat (L$0)

Flower: artilleri June Polka Flower (part of the June Polka outfit) (modified to wear on hat) – Vintage (no longer available)

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

Shirt and Cuffs: Pig Tuxedo Top (L$120)

Corset: Kyoot Classic Black Austere Corset (L$90)

Ring: CaLLie CLine the Rock Ring (part of the Cover Girl Outfit w/o Boots) (L$199)

Shorts: Emery High Waist Shorts (part of the Call Me! outfit) (L$0)

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

Shoes: Bettie’s Tango Sandals in Black (L$200)

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Hair: Exile Suri Hair in Harlow (Blonde Pack) (L$250)

Nail Polish: J’s Nail Polish in Black (L$0)

Sunglasses: Noir Lolita Shutter Shades in White (L$1)

Shirt (under): :: DUTCH TOUCH :: Striped Under Shirt (part of the Che Black outfit) (L$250)

Shirt (outer): Last Call Go to Girl Wrap Top (part of the Go to Girl Outfit) – Vintage (no longer available)

Bangles: chuculet Sofia Bangles in Silver/Black – Blogger’s Appreciation Week Gift (not for sale)

Bag: La Besace Croco Cabas in Red (L$300)

Ring: Paper Couture Times Square Ring in Kyanite (L$175)

Skirt: Vanitas Vesture Dovely Linen Skirt in Gray (L$75)

Stockings: Paper Couture Tights in Grey (L$0)

Boots: La Besace Croco Booties in Red (L$200)

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Hair: booN FTN683 Hair in Blonde (L$200)

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

Pantsuit: MG Fashion Gillian Pantsuit in Black (L$400)

Belt: Fab.Pony PVC Belt in Hypersilver (part of the Jacqueline Dress) (L$299)

Gloves: Bliensen + MaiTai Vintage Leather Gloves in Crimson (Fat Pack) (L$300)

Bag: La Besace Fausse Fourrure in Zebra (L$275)

Socks: Maitreya Prim Socks in Red (L$75)

Shoes: La Besace FFourrure Heels in Zebra (L$150)

Pose: ..::DARE::.. Antoine Strong Standing Pose (L$50)

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