Neferia Abel is one of the most consistent fashion designers in SL as far as vision and style, IMO. For those who don’t know, Neferia has two brands…Ivalde is pure vintage and historical styles, and L’Abel is contemporary clothing that usually has a vintage influence. Each brand is included in a featured event this week. For Fashionably Late, Neferia has featured a delicate grey early 1960s-inspired dress called “Joan” (cue obvious Mad Men reference) under the Ivalde label. For Moody Monday, L’Abel features a sweet top and capri set that hints at both country and regency influences (put that bodice on a long dress, and you’d pass for one of the Bennett sisters’ friends). I’m personally thrilled to see Neferia tempering the country influences because I haven’t been as thrilled with the “farmer girl” leanings of her latest L’Abel designs in the Summer Country Chic Collection. Hopefully, this is asign that the brand will be moving, at least a little, away from that.
Matched with these outfits are some high-quality freebies. Run, don’t walk, to Lamb and pick up the two freebie hair fatpacks available for a limited time. The Lindsay Angel Pale skin was a Lucky Board prize at Mambo Chic.
Poses by Still Life.
The Sea Hole is having one of their occasional $50L sales. One color on just about every item in the store is specially marked down. You’ll see the special symbol when you get to the store. Words can simply not do it justice 🙂
Since all the items I picked up at the sale were rather summery, I thought I might find a suitable beach location for shots. Now, I love the beach, and I love virtual beaches even more (no sand between my toes!). However, doing a public photo shoot is rather dicey. One has to find a private place to change clothes, and as post a short time ago noted, beach sims can take a high toll on the processing ability of less-than-new computers.
I really wanted a private beach to myself, but the only land I own is landlocked. So these pictures are taken at my new sky platform. It’s one of Garth Wizenheim’s sky islands, available on the Marketplace and at his Skybox Store inworld. I bought a 32 x 32 Castaway Island Skybox which fits perfectly on my 1034 lot. There are styles as small as 16 x 32 and larger than 100 x 100. Most are priced in the $450L to $700L range, and include water and wave animations. Some include underwater reefs. All are low prim.
I may never go back to a public beach again!
In case you’re wondering….the gold shoes in the first pic are from G Field. In the last picture, I have apart of a freebie top from STC under the one piece romper, because I was in serious danger of a wardrobe malfunction otherwise. The hair in all three pics is one of the A&A freebie hairs in the Marketplace, and the skin is from Glam Affair at the latest Dressing Room. And if I stay out in the sun much longer, I’ll need the other skin available now at TDR…a very cute sunburnt skin from YS&YS.
Home projects, extreme heat, and the high cost of gas kept us from the beach this Memorial Day weekend. But I found a few minutes to fly off to Bora Bora in Second Life. The sun, sand and surf proved somewhat unstable on the highest graphic settings, but I managed to get this one shot before crashing.
Featuring: Rush Delicately! Blouse in Aqua, ***Ambrosia*** Lace Ruffle Skirt in White, Battle Angel Leonore Deep Red Hair, HeartSick Sprit Muse Skin in Le Mer, Ingenue Bridget Flats in Pool. Pose by Glitterati
Hubby and I need to get on the road to visit family this Easter weekend, but I wanted to quickly post another colors of spring-themed set of pics. I won’t have SLURLs for these…..sorry, but time is short right now!
This outfit is from Petunia and is featured for this weekend’s LOW sale. The skin is a dollarbie from Mother Goose, and the flats are from Duh! The hair was featured for this week’s Fifty Linden Friday from Clawtooth (if you hurry, it might still be there?). The necklace is from Croie and the pose is from Doll.
The babydoll dress featured here is NuDoLu’s Robe de fillette Ciel Dress for Help Japan. The shoes are R.icielli Sophia Pumps from the current collection at The Dressing Room. This is another hair from Clawtooth offered at this week’s Fifty Linden Friday, and the pose is from !Bang. The skin is Apple May Designs’ Gaia Pale.
The pretty setting for these poses is a free group gift skybox from Lo*momo.
I love the colors of spring fashion! Every year there is a new spin on soft, pretty, feminine pastels and this year there is an especially pretty variety of earth-tone spring colors! Here are some examples from SL designers…
Left: a boho-influenced look with a paisley maxi skirt from pesca. The necklace is Hanging Rose from Dark Mouse(March Group GIft). Shoes are Baby Monkey Simone Pump in Nude. The top is Magoa’s Tabby Shirt in Curious Ears Cream. The skin is a former The Dressing Room item, Glam Affair Sakura D and the hair is from !Lamb; it’s Bitter in Kit Kat color. Pose: aDORKable Poses.
On the right: cheer!sh is a great shop for really cute seperates and dresses at bargain prices. Here is the Dot Chiffon off shoulder top in Pink partnered with cher!sh Floral Baggy short pants. The shoes are: Roly-Poly Jelly Beans in Strawberry. Skin: Al Vulo!-Nilli Spring Blossom Bronze (formerly featured at The Fashion Garnet).
Hair: Simply Britnee Charro in Chocolate. Pose from Clique.
SLURLS to follow shortly!
As you may know by now, there are numerous fundraising events being held in SL to help the Japanese people after the earthquake and tsunami. Here’s a quick list with links.
Most of the items below are from the fundraisers listed above. The poses are cheapies from Exposur at the Pose Fair.
Magika Hair Sophie – Red – Coontail Edition (Project Fur)
Nippon Dress – Project Fur
Fishy Strawberry Kokeshi Skin – PCF
LP Wren Wedge Shoes – PCF
Paper Doll – Amber Cherry Dress – Project Fur
A-Bomb Kitten Shoes (not from fundraiser)
Mother Goose’s Sohae – Help Japan Skin
Magika Hair – Aina – PCF
Style by Kira Stefani Skin – Another Fundraiser II
Baiastice Nina dress in Pearl – Project Fur
Baby Monkey Simone Pump in Nude (not from fundariser)
I’m fascinated with clothing and avatar elements in SL which we really don’t replicate in real life. I love being able to change tattoos or go to non-tattooed skin in an instant. I love hair styles that would be nearly impossible to create or sustain IRL. When I saw this dramatic dress in L’Abel‘s new collection, I knew I wanted other dramatic elements to complete the outfit.
The hair is from the current Dressing Room Blue collection, made by LOQ Hairs. It’s not just red, it’s Dana Scully Red (thanks, LOQ…more please). No, it’s not called Dana Scully Red, it’s called Firey Red (my kids are devouring The X-Files on Netflix streaming, so I have X-Files on the brain right now). The name of the hairstyle is Pancake.
The butterfly tattoo is from Wunderlich’s Historical Garb. These face tattoos are only $75L per design and there are several styles to choose from.
The shoes are from Patula’s House, and the skin is from Heartsick, only $60L for Super Bargain Saturday (and it is a super bargain!).
Pose from flowery.