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

Dawn on the Delta

Dawn on the Delta

Just a few words are in order regard this latest in the monthly series of Member Gift outfits from Ivalde’s Neferia Abel. Unlike so many other stores whose gifts to members fall far short of the quality and design of their for-sale items, The Ivalde series has been consistently first rate, reflecting Neferia’s commitment to authentic period design and quality of workmanship. The Ellie, a cool and comfortable gingham print sundress for these last sultry days of the season, reminds me of the ‘living is easy’ line from “Summertime.” So I headed for the Mississippi Delta sim to shoot the pictures, and found the new line of poses from Perfection is Style, by Sbecky Kidd, just the right choice. The new Espadrilles from GoS might be a trifle dressy for the cotton fields but, just right to head into town for a fun day of shopping, or perhaps a picnic by the lake with that special someone. ~ Kym

Summer Color Time

Summer color time  (2)

The song says the livin’ is easy now. And, summer is definitely the time for fresh colors. Appolonia Criss has captured all that, and more, in Chantkare’s newly released Summer Colororgy Collection! So many great designs to choose from but, my first pick is this Feelings Ensemble – the fresh, light floaty skirt with a finely detailed waistband and tie belt is paired with a comfy white tank top – just perfect for that early evening walk to catch the ocean side breeze. Sequoia dropped me a prototype of her new Miaa design jewelry set from ABJ – Aurora Borealis Jewelry and I think it is perfect with this outfit! ~ Kym

Fleur de Nuit

Fleur de Nuit

OK ‘fess up now. . . how many Little Black Dresses in your closet? and you certainly still have room for another yes? — as long as it is a really special one 🙂 SySy Chapman has just that tempting one called Fleur de Nuit. This awesome design from SYSY’s includes a daring deep cut back, with a delicate set of spaghetti bands securing this strapless confection. I hope you can see the brocade “fleur” pattern of the sheath, which is a truly elegant touch, commending this LBD to special occasion status in your summer wardrobe. ~ Kym

When the Deep Purple Falls…

When the Deep Purple Falls . . .(close)

Those of you who know me know that jeans and shorts are waaay rare items most often lost in my wardrobe 🙂 But every once in a while there comes along a special design to challenge one’s thoughts and inspire some thoughtful experimentation. The NEWLY RELEASED L`Abel Valja Shorts Suit by Nefereia Abel is just that special! Shown here in plum, the tailored look offers a blend of ease of wear, style, and fit to make it the perfect choice for that summer afternoon garden party. ~ Kym
When the Deep Purple Falls . . .

Evening In My Peaceful Place

Evening in my peaceful place

KymSara has found the perfect setting to show the latest in Neferia Abel’s summer collection from L`Abel. The Dus Minidress is the perfect summer dress to show off that tanned skin from your afternoon at the beach. Intimate evening wear even? Perhaps a moonlight stroll to allow the caress of the moon to paint you lithely across the waves as you hold the hand of one who cherishes you? The Vintage Bead necklace and earrings from ABJ ~ Aurora Borealis Jewelry offers a nice complement to floral colouration of the dress. Kym’s hair is Cafe from Analog Dog and her skin April from LAQ.