L`Abel “Everything 75% Off Store Closing !!!”

an evening at the old Forrest Theater
Photo courtesy of KymSara Rayna

The exquisitely designed and fashion forward looks of L`Abel by Neferia Abel will soon be gone from Second Life forever and now is the time to gather all of the exceptional tailored and textured ready to wear items for a song! Separates priced as low as 10 lindens and nothing more than 99, including her most fantastic gowns or seasonal ensembles!

Mimmi Boa wears  l'abel "Oline"
Photo courtesy of Mimmi Boa

Nef wants to be certain every fashion conscious woman of style is able to get these beautiful outfits, which she hand drew to give such rich realistic texture and depth. Everything in the store at L`Abel is 75% off what were originally very affordable prices.

MFW 2011 L'Abel
Photo courtesy of July Raymaker

Our very dear friend has for such a long time been trying to accomplish the superhuman task of maintaining two brands, one her exciting vintage collections at Ivalde and the other her contemporary fashion forward designs at L`Abel. She has decided after much heartfelt thought that it was time to make a choice and let go of L`Abel. Which although sad is a good thing for the bargain seekers, and oh my is it ever!

L'Abel ~Summer Collection ~Farmgirl
Photo courtesy of ElaraGloriana Scrabblebat

Come take a look at all the L`Abel designs and you will surely leave with several overflowing shopping bags to complete your wardrobe for any season!
Scene at the Museum
Photo courtesy of Sequoia Nightfire

You can find all of these sensational looks at L`Abel http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ivalde/188/47/26


Summertime and the Livin’ Is Easy…

Summer Cream

Neferia Abel has released the very popular and much anticipated Part Two of the L`Abel Country Chic Collection to an very enthusiastic response. We are excited to be able to showcase a few of our favorites. The Country Chic Collection Part Two continues the theme set in the first collection of comfortable cotton cool summery fashion with a definitive southern country chic flavor. A full selection of separates and outfits which can be interchanged is sure to have something to suit both your fancy and your taste.

Summer Cream

Sequoia has chosen a few favorties to share. The crisp cream colored July Lace top, paired with the color matched Lana Cream leggings is a fresh and stylish casual outfit – perfect for most everyday summer activity including jaunts to town or a picnic at the lake.

Justa Dasha Raspberry!

For a slightly more dressy look you could pair up the Raspberry Dasha Tunic with the tailored Alicia white pants, a look that inspired her latest +Aurora Borealis+ jewelry creation — The Baccara set available now at the Designer Showcase.

Justa Dasha Raspberry!

KymSara’s favorite outfit from the new collection is definitely the Ella dress with matching bloomers. Feeling and looking every bit the southern country girl that she is, she strolls the colourful summer gardens of Ivalde comfortably cool in the cotton lace couture of the Ella outfit. Kym’s G Field Lace Up boots not only match well but are easy on her feet as she steps over the uneven terrain and with the summer heat bringing her hair off her neck was easy with a fresh new hair style – Cocomin, from LaLa Moon.

Summertime, and the livin' is easy . . .

Yes, its summertime and the livin’ is easy at L`Abel. Y’all come on down and see us real soon now, ya hear.

Summertime, and the livin' is easy . . .

Style Card

Model: Sequoia Nightfire
Wearing: July Cream Shirt & Lana Cream Leggings, L`Abel Country Chic 2 Summer Collection
Jewelry: Wanderer – Wood Medley set by League
Shoes: Little Diva flats from G Field

Model Sequoia Nightfire
Wearing: Dasha Raspberyred Tunic & Alica White Pants, L`Abel Country Chic 2 Summer Collection
Jewelry: +AB+Baccara Orchid set by +Aurora Borealis+ (NEW at Designer Showcase)
Hair: Liz – Natural Blond by Amacci
Shoes: Venus Sandals by VioMagic

Model: KymSara Rayna
Wearing: Ella Dress with Bloomers NEW from L`Abel Country Chic 2 Summer Collection
Hair: Cocomin from LaLa Moon
Necklace: Super Ladybug from Gems & Kisses
Shoes: Lace Up Boots from G Field
Skin: Molly by LAQ
Poses: Mirone

ALL Photogrphy by KymSara Rayna

Natural and Native

Farmer Girl by L`Abel

Crisp, fresh, demure and playful; all adjectives to describe Neferia Abel’s recent release, Farmer Girl bloomer set , part of her Casual Chic Collection featuring natural woven fabrics found at L`Abel . Both casual and fun, Nef did not spare any expense or detail weaving in an elegant touch of Belgian lace trim to raise this ensemble into the category of dressy summer attire. The versatility of opportunity to wear well into any summer event is such a delightful feature.

Pochahontas Jewelry by Chop Zuey

I added an aesthetically pleasing touch of colour with a selection of Chop Zuey Couture Jewelry that is both natural and native. The latest Pocohantas jewelry set features wrapped and braided rawhide with turned and polished natural turquoise beads. Chop Zuey is new to Notions of Style, and you will no doubt be seeing more of Belle Roussel’s fine jewelry creations in the future.

Farmer Girl by L`Abel

Belle also has something special brewing called “The Search for Miss Chop Zuey Summer 2011”, with an impressive list of prizes for the winners. Details and an entry form, and one of the largest collections of fine jewelry on the grid awaits you! Hurry to her main shop at Chop Zuey!

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Farmer Girl white bloomer set by L`Abel
Jewelry – Pocahontas Earrings & Necklace by Chop Zuey
Hair – Liz ~ Natural Blond by Amacci Hair
Shoes – Jolie Pied Achillia Gladiator Silver by SLink
Poses by Behavior Body

Country Chic: Florals

Country Chic - Summer Pantsuit - NEW! from L`Abel

The excitement continues at Ivalde and L`Abel as the word of the special new L`Abel Country Chic Summer Collection splashes on the fashion scene like a beautiful sun shower offering refreshment for the body and soul. Cool comfortable lace, ruffles and florals are the order of the day this summer fashion season. We have already highlighted a some of the lace frosted and hemmed confections of this collection, now let’s have a look at two of the delightful florals.

Counrtry Country Chic - Summer Pantsuit - NEW! from L`Abel

Seq predictably grabbed the Summer Pantsuit in seagreen floral print and is stunning and at ease in the knee length loose-fitting pants and layered strapless top. The picture hardly does justice to any of the Country Chic Collection you must see the impeccable detail to really appreciate ! Tosy Xue really seems to be on a roll creatively as his nails most often are the manicure of choice, this time Seq is wearing the Magna Mater in platinum from WTG. Ever alert to spot a special exquisitely made jewelry design, Sequoia also discovered a wonderful bracelet called Friendo at The Hive when she was buzzing the grid. Of course she bought the necklace too but will save that for another time 🙂

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Summer Pantsuit in SeaGreen- NEW! from L`Abel
Skin – Najeenda Pale from Deesse’s Skins
Hair – Sara Hair – Wheat from CaTwA
Jewelry – Friendo bracelet from The Hive
Nails – Magna Mater platinum by WTG
Shoes – SLink Jolie Pied Achillia Gladiator Silver from SLink
Poses – Glitterati

Moonlight becomes her . . .

As you may have already guessed, when it comes to florals Kym would seek the sweetest and loveliest flowing full skirted dress. Savanna features all the summery hues of pink, purple and blue that are certain to capture the attention of the entire garden grid. Cool comfort is a bonus feature of this lovely dress. It moves with the softest summer breezes to reveal the delicate Belgian lace underskirt. This, of course, was the perfect excuse for Kym to run to Hatpins for a new summer hat to match! (as if she really needs an excuse!) Reghan Straaf always has a super selection of vintage inspired hats which work beautifully with actual period dresses or as a special finishing touch to todays most modern ensembles. It was a challenge to decide, but the Lady Zarah seemed a perfect choice for a midnite stroll in the meadow.

Moonlight among the Foxgloves

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Savanna Dress – NEW! from L`Abel
Hair – Evi by Maitreya
Skin – Emma by Tuli
Hat – Lady Zarah by Hatpins
Poses – Glitterati

Country Chic: Summer Lace

L`Abel Enna (Preview!)

Yesterday was a big day on the Ivalde sim, the first part of the NEW summer Country Chic Collection from L`Abel was released. Neferia Abel has brought an attitude of style that is both flirty, feminine and way cool comfortable. She has brought a contemporary update of a classic look and feel to her L`Abel Summer collection using the coolest summer-weight cotton fabrics to include such wearable, lovable, fashionable, adorable, covetable and most comfortable pieces that i hardly know where to begin 🙂

We were struck at first by a few highlights of this collection right from the outset. Nef has used an absolutely dreamy collection of finely tatted lace fabrics as accent and focal points. This provides a connection to her vintage styles, but with a totally fresh and sassy perspective that is perfect for this season’s fashion trend of Boho Chic. Neferia’s colour palette is perfect to bring out the soft lines of these special pieces! We have been waiting so long for a collection that could offer so much in the way of soft pastels and distinctive bright florals, with a bonus of lace embellishment, to mix and match our to our attitude and style.

L`Abel Enna (Preview!)

The Enna in lavender is so perfectly Kymmie! Soft and crisp in pastel with fine lace accents, you will have the option of a full skirt which could be worn at the waist or babydoll style or the adorable tunic top for a more casual look with the bloomer style pants. Kym was able to, of course, find the perfect hat in the GoS floppy hat with colour change scarf she has turned to the lavender to match.

Country Chic - Jessica; NEW from L`Abel!

Sequoia is all in white, wearing the Jessica White Lace in the long skirt version. What wonderfully fine detailed work on the bodice and well along the waistline and hemline of the 100% lightweight cotton dress. This set is full of finely hand tatted lace overlay and fringe from the long skirt version, seen here, to the many other options including baby doll version and lace cuff bloomers version with a both a long and short tunic. Soft cool feminine sass! complete with a bit of “tude”, which was easy for Seq to manage with her additions of the G Field Short Western Boots and Western hat from Hatpins.Tosy Xue has just released the NEW Kaleidescope set from WTG, in various colours and metals, Seq is adorned in the long silver and beaded necklace with a filigree pendant, a perfect length for this summer look. The nails are also from WTG, called Magna Mater.

Style Cards

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Enna from NEW L`Abel 2011 summer Country Chic Collection Part 1
Shoes – GoS Espadrilles
Hat – Gos Floppy hat with Scarf
Skin – Emma by Tuli
Hair – Evi – by Maitreya

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Wearing – Jessica White Lace Set from NEW L`Abel 2011 summer Country Chic Collection Part 1
Boots – Short Western boots by G Field
Hat – Heather Western Hat – White from Hatpins
Skin – LAQ
Hair – Maryam by CaTwA
Jewelry&Nails – WTG Kaleidescope necklace and earrings & Magna Mater nails

ALEIDA of the Pack

ALEIDA Valentina shot

Are you a current or aspiring model of color? Unique? A trendsetter? A designer’s dream? Meticulous in your styling and fierce on the catwalk? Grace under pressure? Willing to push yourself to be the best? Are YOU “MISS EBONY INTERNATIONAL 2011”?!

These are some of the words i have been seeing about a new exciting competition to beginning very very soon. Sounds quite intriguing, especially when i hear of the rumours of the prizes and possible entry into another rather famous competition that comes with winning the title. All i know for sure is that the skin makers of SL had better brace themselves because the demand for ethnic skins is going to increase considerably.

Good thing Aleida Rhode has taken a step in the right direction with her promotional fair skin ALEIDA Valentina, which is only available as an exclusive at the fair. The Valentina skin is available in 5 different skin tones: Nougat, Dark Tan, Tan, Sunkiss, and Pale (all in the picture below). The skin includes hairbases, freckles, and cleavage options.

Today i have captured the essence of Aleida’s creation in the statuesque form of someone who might be competing for the MISS EBONY INTERNATIONAL 2011. I have chosen L`Abel’s Nana black jumpsuit for a nice out around casual look, for the accessories [MANDALA] TAKARA bangles and Avion lashes rest and blend so nicely to the ALEIDA skin. The hair you may recognize as PurpleMoon’s Ana, but i have altered some to suit my mood and look. The Stilleto Moody Bare Ava Gold in black are the perfect choice for this ensemble to rise over. A perfect look for the ebony got it together model.

The ALEIDA Valentina skins are available during the Skin Fair 2011 which runs through March 6th, 2011.

ALEIDA Valentina

Model/Photographer – Sequoia Nightfire
Wearing – L`Abel – Nana black jumpsuit
Skin – ALEIDA Valentina TAN – Skinfair 2011
Shoes – Stiletto Moody Bare Ava Gold (Black)
Jewelry – [MANDALA] TAKARA bangles/ Gold
Hair – :: PurpleMoon :: Ana (mod by model)
Lashes – Avion – Lashes – Ruby Arch
Nails – RiSa’s JTR nails

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Black

52 Week Color Challenge - Black

Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge continues to move right along with an opportunity to highlight our favorite LBDs! What a happy coincidence since Neferia Abel’s latest release includes a few very special black dresses which really deserve special mention. Sequoia (the glamourous, statuesque one) is wearing L`Abel’s Ysabel, a unique creation of soft leather.. Seq has added Papillon bracelet and earrings from the 14 piece ensemble available at WTG and her favorite Bax boots for a sensational overall look emphasizing these fine leather textures. Kym (the cute one) chose the Orianna dress which features a figure-hugging smocked waist and an abundance of ruffles at the skirt and shoulders, all in a gorgeous satin finish. Kym has added the elegant Mimmi jewelry set from +Aurora Borealis+ to complete her look. One thing is for certain, Coco would be very pleased with either of these looks.

Photographer – KymSara Rayna

Clothes – Ysabel black leather from L`Abel
Jewelry – **Papillon** bracelet & earrings by +:+WTG+:+
Boots – Prestige Boots Black by BAX boots

Clothes – Orianna black dress from L`Abel
Jewelry – Mimmi gem set (onyx) by +Aurora Borealis+

Vive la Separates!

Vive la separates!

There is much to tempt us in Neferia Abel’s latest releases from L`Abel and Ivalde over the past week. She continues to astonish us with her understanding of the line and style of contemporary as well as vintage design. Today i draw your attention to the new Winter L`Abel release. The dresses are just delightful and , as we have come to expect, Nef’s masterful texture handling lifts all of her designs to an even higher plane. This post however is all about SEPARATES! What a fun selection to choose from for mix and matching! I was immediately drawn to the Daija Cords, with their soft earth-tone colors. There is quite a variety of tops ranging from colorful knits to warm jackets and cardigans of all sorts to pair up. I picked the Toni top for the soft color match with my cords. Nef has long been encouraged to bring out a line of separates, and she has with marvelous results. She has certainly come through with the style and quality which are the hallmarks of the L`Abel label. Don’t take my word for it drop by L`Abel to see for yourself.~kym

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Toni Top and Daija Cords by L`Abel Couture
Hair – Bryar by Damselfly
Skin – Emma by Tuli
Jewelry – Mara Hoops by EarthStones
Shoes – Beebee Boots by SLink
Poses – Perfection is Style

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Emerald

52 Week Color Challenge - Emerald Eyes!

Is 6 weeks to the day away from the day we exclaim “Erin go Braugh”, so new designs which are Emerald, this weeks Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge , are still a little scarce. I thought i had the perfect match when i first saw the terrific little Taja knit dress in L`Abel’s latest release. However, in the studio light it seemed perhaps a bit more of a forest hue. What to do, what to do . . . . AHA, i have it . . .or rather i should say the “eyes” have it! I struck upon showcasing the Frog King Fairy Eyes from Poetic Eyes, which are an exquisite emerald match. Then joy of joys, i can still share my new favorite super comfortable (near-emerald) knit dress with you this week. The Taja is a modest dress with vintage texture and weave, yet very hip SITC sensibility, a dream of comfort and warmth. Only one of the many new designs at L`Abel Couture, found exclusively at Ivalde.

52 Week Color Challenge - Emerald

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Taja Dress by L`Abel
Hair – Sandy by Amacci
Skin – Emma by Tuli
Eyes – Frog King Fairy by Poetic Eyes
Jewelry – Sensual Heart from Aurora Borealis
Shoes – Pinup Pumps by Stiletto Moody
Poses – Perfection is Style

A Crisp Design for Crisp Weather!

Client - Sequoia Nightfire

Ivalde designs always offer just the right special touch and this fabulous plaid outfit from the L`Abel collection is no exception. The crisp tailoring of Neferia Abel’s Karola suit is the perfect compliment to our crisp winter weather. The tiered, scallop hemmed skirt is a nice feminine flair and softly catches those winter winds! I am ready to face those winds with my Prestige boots from Bax and smart wool “Tailored” Fedora from Tres Beau.

Client - Sequoia Nightfire (close)

The bold fabric pattern of this new gray and black plaid suit inspired me to design a new set of jewelry. The Precious Silver/Onyx necklace and earrings seen here, feature natural onyx stones set in deco polished patterned silver settings. The set also includes a bracelet. The Precious set is available now until January 10th for 50% off at Aurora Borealis Jewelry (ABJ). Don’t forget L`Abel 50%-75% off sale runs through January 9th where you can pick up this Karola outfit also at a discount.

Aurora Borealis Jewelry http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ivalde/40/150/700

L`Abel http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ivalde/170/173/24

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Clothes – Karola from L`Abel
Jewelry – Precious Silver/Onyx set by Aurora Borealis Jewelry (ABJ)
Hat – Tailored from Tres Beau
Boots – Prestige by Bax Boots
Skin – Tasha from LAQ