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Ivalde Vintage Fashion Has Closed — KymSara Rayna

Sad news indeed on this part. I truly had not heard anything about the closing, as my SL involvement gets more marginal during the summer and I was not one of Ivalde’s “regulars.” Hopefully things will improve for Neferia, to where she can reopen under this or another label.

Notions of Style

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Second Life lost one of its true fashion icons the last day of May, which sadly went relatively unnoticed. Ivalde Vintage Fashion, the shop which sustained the finest in Vintage Women’s clothes, from carefully researched inspirations, is now closed.

Neferia sept 2011Neferia Abel

Neferia Abel is a legend in SL Fashion, building an incredible collection of what one customer described as,“a very valuable living fashion history”. Angie Mornington of Fabulous Fashion on Treet TV said of her experience attending an Ivalde Fashion Show, “was like taking a visual walk through time”.

Fabulous Fashion - Angie & NefFabulous Fashion – Angie & Nef

Neferia’s designs were indeed derived from historical patterns, illustrations, films, and photographs and her textures were based often on actual fabrics and laces from the era she was designing. What most people were unaware of was that these fabulous clothes were all textured with paintings or drawings from the artist’s hand.

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Stormy Weather

Keeps rainin' all the time....

Don’t know why there’s no sun up in the sky
Stormy weather since my man and I ain’t together
Keeps raining all the time, the time
Life is bare, gloom and misery everywhere
Stormy weather, just can’t get my poor self together
I’m weary all the time, the time
So weary all the time

When he went, you went away, the blues walked in and met me
If he stays away, ol’ rocking chair will get me
All I do is pray, the Lord above will let me walk in the sun once more

Can’t go on, everything I had is gone
Stormy weather since my man and I ain’t together
It’s raining all the time

One of the finest singers the Real World has known passed away a few days ago.  Miss Lena Horne had known both sides of the blues, the pain and the delight, in her 92 years.  I think she emerged on the high side at the end.

Her signature song, of course, was “Stormy Weather,” and that’s what I based these photos on.  But if you want to hear the woman herself, just click on play….

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The details:

  • Shape: DLicious Johari
  • Skin: Uzuri Imani Golden Smoky v3.1
  • Dress: Ivalde Retropolitan (magenta)
  • Hair: Curio Holly (dark brown)
  • Jewelry: Eclectica
  • Shoes: KL Peep Toe Pumps (Stellar black)

Photos taken in Creamshop region

Ivalde Challenge (Unofficial) — Retro Meets Modern

Beulah Mills of Ivalde has had an invitational challenge going around the fashion SLogosphere lately:  take some of their vintage/retro designs, and show that you can wear them in modern looks.

I didn’t receive a notecard inviting me to give this a shot; I’m not a regular fashion blogger, after all.  But I’m up to a game where I have a chance; it’s fun posing; I have a Secret Studio that just gathers dust when it’s not in use; and I like spending lindens (grin).  For me, the best way to change a look is to mix and match; so, behold.  (You can behold larger versions of the pictures by clicking on the images; I got tired of the tiny gallery images, and did it this way.)

Ivalde Retropolitan 1930 Ivalde Retropolitan 1930

Ivalde Retropolitan 1930 Ivalde Retropolitan 1930

The gown is Retropolitan, which dates to the 1930s.  It has that classic, flowing look and drape of Thirties period dresses that you see in the movies and fashion spreads of the time, and with the touches of extra femininity like the shoulder frills.  The hairstyle is a little sleek for the period I chose, but not too far off the mark.

Now, drop the skirt, shoulders and gloves, add a pair of more modern pants and sneakers, and change the jewelry around, and you get this:

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…and you get a perfectly lovely top with maybe a smack of peasanty, crunchy-granola feel to it.  The effect is emphasized here by the Earthstones jewelry, some of my favorite pieces.  A woman would not look unusual at all wearing this on a modern street — indeed, she might just draw some admiration for her fashion sense.

Gown details:

  • Hair — UK Couture Bobbi (black) (Corbantis Priestman)
  • Gown — Ivalde Retropolitan 1930 (red) (Neferia Abel)
  • Shoes — Armidi Gisaci Barcelona Slingbacks (gold) (Nicole David)
  • Stockings — G.L.A.M. gold lycra tights (Chloris Hathor)
  • Jewelry:
    Earrings — Baccara’s Gold Dome earrings (Baccara Rhodes)
    Ring — Muse Catherine black pearl cocktail ring
  • Cigarette holder — MD Elegant holder (ivory/gold, scripted)

Modern details:

  • Ivalde top
  • Pants, shoes, socks — The Prisoner costume (Resident Irwin, freebie available in Port Merion sim)
  • Nails — Pixel Mode sculpted nails
  • Jewelry — EarthStones Crystal Elements Fire suite (set in gold)

You know what they say:  everything old is new again!

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