Easter Sunday 1963 – Happy Easter !!!

Easter Sunday 1963
Wishing you all the best on this blessed holiday. Sequoia Nightfire

Model Photographer – Sequoia Nightfire
Wearing – Sandy Mesh Dress from ArisAris
Shoes – Sandy Shoes by ArisAris
Bag – funny Bag with handhold animation from ArisAris
Jewelry – Lara pearl necklace and earrings from SEQUOIASTYLE
Hat – Miss Cristal Hat w/Ties – Crimson (by Ayrton) from B&W Hats and Accessories
Hair – ~ Jitterbug Doll ~ Noir black from Ingenue
Skin – Al Vulo


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Fashion for Life 2013 Shopping SLurls

FASHION FOR LIFE 2013 LOGO

✤ Fashion for Life 2013 International Plaza

Gatcha & Raffles
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✤ Mausoleum at  Halicarnassus:

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AD Creations
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ALLURE
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Blacklace Lingerie
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Diva Store
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Dulce Secrets
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e! Eclectic Apparel and   Accessories
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ImpWerks
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Indrya Designs
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Just Darling
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Maverick Design
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Milky House
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MoonFlow Limited
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PeKaS Design
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Son!a
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Vintage Jewels
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Yasum Design
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World’s End Garden
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Zanze
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✤ Statue of Zeus at Olympia:

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Amacci
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Belissima
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Body Canvas
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Body Doubles
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Casa CheerNo
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D.D.M. DESIGNS~ JEWELRY
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Desir
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Drama Queen
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Dura Hair
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Gabriel
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Glam Affiar
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Hoorenbeek
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Liv-Glam
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Nya’S Shop
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Orage Creations
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*PosESioN*
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Silken Moon
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Songfeather
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~ Tableau Vivant~
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Vero Modero
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AvaGirl
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Chic Zafari
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Fierce Designs
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G Field
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Gizza
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House Of Dragovar
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Jazzitude
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Kaithleen’s
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mE Jewelry
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MIMI NOIRE
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Miss Darcy
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Resun Fashion
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SF Design
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Schön
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Spyralle
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VIOLATOR
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Wild Serenity
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✤ Temple of Artemis at Ephesus:

Leri Miles Designs (Sim   Sponsor)
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Belleza
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Bliss Couture
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Artemis%20at%20Ephesus/39/234/24
Boho Baku~
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Crie Style
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Crystal Line
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DEW Fashion
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Eclectica
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EssenciaL – Body &   Fashion
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Fantavatar &   Moonstruck
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INMONSTER
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Kouse’s Sanctum
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Krystal
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LpD (les petits details)
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Mohna Lisa Couture
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MOLiCHiNO
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Muse Poses
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Mystic Sky
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Paisley Daisy
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 ][PULL][ LIMITED SHOP
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SAKIDE
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Virtual Impressions
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✤ Colossus of Rhodes:

EMO-tions: (Sim Sponsor)
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{{BSD Design Studio}}
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Bare Rose
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Colossus%20of%20Rhodes/106/92/180
Charmed Breedable Fashions
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Colossus%20of%20Rhodes/134/81/223
 
.+*Cipher*+.
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Egoisme
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Elysium
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EVOLVE
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=Feather=
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Finesmith
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House of RFyre
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.:IsoMotion:.
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Lyrical B!zarre Templates
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Pure Poison
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R&R Creations For SL
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Colossus%20of%20Rhodes/154/99/214
SIGMA Jewels
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Colossus%20of%20Rhodes/132/82/196
Silk Dreams Fashions
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Colossus%20of%20Rhodes/108/94/207
Thalia’s Fashion Collection
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Colossus%20of%20Rhodes/147/85/199
Total Betty
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Vlintuition
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::WetCat:: Builds & Poses
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Alexandra Sautereau Collection
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ArisAris
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Cashmere & Keane
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COCO
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pyramid%20of%20Giza/214/54/22
Delirium Style
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pyramid%20of%20Giza/44/164/22
Designs by Sebastian
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**Feel**
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Hawker’s House
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INNUENDO Italian Style
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Iron Tiger Jewelry
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Just Pale
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Kunglers
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Madrid Solo Cosmetics
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MOREA STYLE
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SHIKI
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Snowpaws
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Stars!
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Sunny’s Fashion
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Vengeful Threads
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BOHOish
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**Boudoir**
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lighthouse%20of%20Alexandria/215/70/21
Carrie’s Lingerie
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dot-be
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.:CoLLisions:.
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Countdown
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Duh!
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Earth & Sky Designs
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House of London
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lighthouse%20of%20Alexandria/35/161/21
Jewelry By Jake
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KR Designs
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lighthouse%20of%20Alexandria/148/209/21
LIKKA*HOUSE
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:{MV}:
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Nivaro
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Pixel Passion
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PurpleMoon Creations
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SAS – Sascha’s Designs
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Sassy!
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shine by [ZD]
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VoguE
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White Widow
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Xen’s Hats
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Shall we dance?

Shall we dance?

The latest release from AlaFolie is the darling little Marilyn dress. Reminiscent of the Roaring Twenties flapper outfits, it will have you heading to the nearest vintage club for an evening of dancing and fun. But wait — haven’t we all been a trifle frustrated when we hit the dance floor in that great looking new mesh dress and as soon as we start to dance we expose those invisible bod parts that were vanished in the alpha mask? Pixivor Allen has figured a new technique for mesh designs that does not require using an alpha mask and, will allow you complete motion freedom with no exposure of those icky missing body sections! Yay Pixi!! I am sure we will see additional delightful designs from AlaFolie using this approach, but meanwhile I am thoroughly enjoying the Marilyn. I’d say more but I must run along to the club 🙂

Shall we dance?

Wearing – Marilyn NEW in mesh from AlaFolie
Jewelry – Pearly Shell Ensemble – from WTG Jewelry
Nails – pearly Shell by WTG Jewelry
Hair – Doris by Amacci
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Shoes – Crystal by Fay’s Shoes
Poses by DieselWorks

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Thor’s Hammer Falls Silent. . .

ivalde add 2011-3

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.

Ivalde-Live TV BroadcastLive Broadcast of Ivalde on Norwegian Network TV

Neferia’s artistry was not only acknowledged by SL, being asked to be the main guest of the second episode ever of Fabulous Fashion, but she was also being featured on a major Norwegian television network program. Ask some of the hosts of other SL TV programs and you will find they are serious customers of Ivalde. Neferia not only provided a full array of outfits that had depth and true style, but were modest and professional as well. Neferia has a love of her customers and those she worked with so much that it was unbearable for her to linger, so she went softly into the night. Ivalde Vintage Fashion clothes are still available on Marketplace, but it is not the same as the experience of shopping and getting the famous customer care from her “family” when visiting the store. That is just how it is with Nef, she not only created wonderful clothing but also a comfortable place where everyone felt at home.

Ivalde Vintage Fashion (1.28.11)Warm Hearts and a Warm Hearth

The sim of Ivalde was created from the imagination of Neferia’s husband, Brumm Bricklin, and was full of Norse Teutonic Myth and legend. KymSara Rayna captured the last sunset over the Ivalde sim where Thor the Thunder God stood watch from a mountain top. Even he could sense the passing of something special. The closing of Ivalde Vintage Fashion and passing of Neferia Abel’s presence in Second Life fashion could be compared to the silencing of her countryman’s hammer.

and Thor's Hammer Falls . . .Last Sunset over Ivalde

We would like to share some thoughts and memories of our time with our dear friends and family to give you a sense of our and Second Life fashion’s loss…

Ivalde Vintage Fashion (1.28.11)The First Home of Ivalde

It seems like only yesterday, not the over four years it has been, since when we Vintage Lovers would gather in the original wooden building. Things seemed simpler, gentler and moved much slower then. We would meet in the early evening around the Lucky Chair to share our adventures and compare notes on our fashions finds. Neferia’s latest releases always caused excitement across the grid.

Fabulous Fashion - Faces of IvaldeIvalde models posing for Fabulous Fashion TV

Ivalde never once advertised for model positions they were always filled by those who shopped there. Nef would on a very rare occasion ask one of her customers to join the Ivalde staff as a model. It was so rare because it was so very seldom any one would leave once hired. It was a thrill and absolute honour to be asked and a blessing to be part. The Ivalde staff was more like a family than a work team, we were sisters with an absolute love of vintage and could not have been happier than being at Ivalde. We really enjoyed sharing the amazing designs that Nef was creating, and loved being with each other. Our customers were family; all the models had their regulars, which we were excited to see and share not only the latest vintage designs, but to chat and get to know them personally.

MOD Girls in LondonSequoia, KymSara, Beulah, Ada, Eileen, & Fay

The staff of Ivalde was always on call to any of our customers whether we were in the store or not. That was by choice and out of loyalty to Nef, she never had us turn in time sheets or keep tabs of our time, we were family and we were there when she had new releases and gone to RL when we needed, no questions asked except out of care. She gave each of us a tag that truly exemplified how she felt about us, “Trusted Friend”.

Vintage Fair Opens today!Sequoia Baccara, & KymSara

Each of the models had their special place in her heart and each of us had a particular vintage that we all felt Nef did best and likely because we looked absolutely fabulous in that particular era. We had something really amazing there which may never be repeated and worth a look back at the people who made it special. In the course of five years only a dozen special ladies held the tag of Ivalde Model.

ashwyn collectionAshwyn Collection named in memory of Ashyn Pastorelli

Ashwyn Pastorelli was with us all too briefly. The very personification of the ‘blythe spirit,’ Ashwyn brightened the room, wherever she was, she loved to dance, loved people and brought her special style to our little family. Sadly she lost her long RL struggle with MS only a week before her wedding.

5.9.12pm_001Qyhat Harbour

Qyhat Harbour, was the first model coordinator, but in reality she was more a mother to all of us models, looking after us and being certain we had styled properly before getting on the stand, sometimes firmly, but always caring that we represent Nef and her designs well. She continues to offer her abilities in SL for the benefit of others with her many skills.

dreamingBeulah Mills

Beulah Mills was the top model and was our big sis and was the nurturer. Beulah was a hoot, and could always be counted on to lighten our mood with some odd avatar or toy; she moved on to RL over a year ago and is sorely missed.

beeJujuBee Klaar

JujuBee Klaar was the overnight model and kept us all on our toes mixing and matching and often with the wild hair to take us out of our comfort zone and make us stretch our imagination. She moved on from modeling to become a celebrated SL artist, marketing her own brand of textures, sculpture and paintings.

eileen villiersEileen Villiers

Eileen Villiers is so clever and was always busy with extra projects. When Eileen was not meddling, or looking so groovy in her 70’s getups, she could always be found tending her ever increasing brood of breedable chickens and then it was on to bunnies. I always found that funny, it was as if she was breeding a supply of food, because her other avatar was a Tiny Fox.

KymSara RaynaKymSara Rayna

KymSara Rayna was there when the sim was picked up this week; she remained a steadfast model for over four years. A Renaissance woman she is a musician and artist. She has shown and sold several of her quilts which she sewed in RL through SL. Currently she is an award winning photographer receiving accolades from RL artists for her virtual images. Her flickr addiction has made her the perfect blogging partner to her sister Sequoia.

Sequoia NightfireSequoia Nightfire

Sequoia Nightfire came after KymSara to Ivalde and never sat still. Her Aurora Borealis jewelry was featured on the Ivalde sim, she is a top model, teacher and mentor and Academy Director for Mimmi Boa Modeling Academy. Her gridwide hunt “Peace On Earth” is entering its fifth year. She just finished with her Top Model Event Colour of Couture and finds plenty of charitable events to get involved in. Sequoia now blogs and has a nice following with her sister KymSara in their “Notions of Style” fashion blog.

fay rhodesFay Rhodes

Indefatigable, Fay Rhodes, also always had several irons in the fire. In addition to her ready wit and willingness to explore any and all styling challenges she was a poplar DJ with a loyal following. She now is making shoes for all vintage lovers to enjoy.

Ada HoobinooAda Hoobinoo

Then there is little sis, Ada Hoobinoo, who owned her own SL modeling agency and mall which she coordinates between her college studies.

Back to BerlinMadison Talon

Madison Talon who now is deeply involved in the Swing Times era sim and is hostess and owner of Club Noir, the best 40’s era club ever to be in SL. Her previous venture “USO 1940’s Club” was the first WWII era club in SL. She continues to hold special events with 40’s or WWII themes on request.


Baccara RhodesBaccara Rhodes

Then last year came Baccara Rhodes, who actually arrived long before any of us. She joined SL in its infancy and was even the subject of a feature for CBS News about Second Life. Her wedding planning business in SL is famous for holding the only wedding event that Philip Linden ever attended. Baccara joined us to try and manage a monumental task to keep Neferia free from the worry of doing anything but creating new designs. She succeeded entirely in what she came to do, but when Nef’s RL became even more demanding time became the ultimate enemy of our favorite designer.

ElaraGloriana ScabblebatElaraGloriana Scrabblebat

Last to join the family was our dear little sister ElaraGloriana Scrabblebat who raised our spirits whenever she was around, even if it was ever so briefly toward the end of the Ivalde era. In my picks I have a quote from her, “in my philosophy we all have a belief system or BS, and so knowing we all have our own BS, i am patient since i know not everyone’s BS jives with mine ;)”. Elara is a builder as well as model and has a very bright future ahead for herself in SL.

A Red, White & Blue Kinda Day!Our USO Poster

As one can see a lot of talented ladies with very diverse interests were in full support of Neferia Abel and still managed to have a full productive SL. The growing and development of those interests and abilities was directly influenced by the vision of Neferia to provide a nurturing creative environment.

Nef was fond of that Chanel quote, “Fashion fades but, style is forever.” Thank you to all who carry the love of Neferia Abel forward, I am sure that we will still see plenty of Ivalde designs at Vintage affairs around the grid for a long time to come. We are saddened by the closing, but richer for the experience of being a part of the Ivalde family.


Andrews Sisters - LIVE!Andrews Sisters – LIVE!

**This article is reprinted by permission from an article published in the June 2012 edition of Retropolitan Magazine written by the authors of this blog. You can visit Retropolitan Magazine online at retropolitan.org.

Ivalde and L`Abel Creations of Neferia Abel Online [click bold names to link]

Official Ivalde Website www.ivalde.org

Ivalde Vintage Fashin outfits still for sale at Marketplace

Ivalde on Flickr Ivalde Group Pool

Ivalde Vintage Fashion on Flickr Ivalde Vintage Fashion

L`Abel Fashion on Flickr L`Abel Group pool

Retro is back . . . hmmm is that redundant?

Fab 50's Barbies!

It seems that recently some of our favorite designers have been picking up inspiration from past decades. We even saw a great new sim, Spyderville, spring up with a completely fifties theme. That’s where we found these groovy Barbie boxes. Sadly, it is disappearing almost as quickly as it rezzed. But the timeless styles of the era continue. Neferia Abel continues to amaze us with her fastidious study of vintage era fashions, and her finely crafted vintage dresses. Sequoia is wearing one of her favorites, the Katinka, a recent addition to the Ivalde Fifties Collection. Kym is showing a brand new offering, the ChaCha dress, from PurpleMoon’s Vintage collection. With all crinolines and florals these designs capture the fashion spirit of the 1950’s, but can also be perfectly compatible with a trendy summer party today.

Barbies - Outta the box!

I’d call your special attention to the fabulous NEW Blossoms Earring & Bangle set, which Seq made for me to go with this special dress.! It is available at Aurora Borealis. (Mention my name :))

NEW from Aurora Borealis!

Sequoia is wearing – Katinka pink from Ivalde Vintage Fashion 1950 Collection
Hair – Scarlet Semi-Updo from Pocket Mirrors
Shoes – Ribbon Slingback shoes from G Field


KymSara is wearing – ChaCha Dress – NEW from PurpleMoon Creations Vintage Collection
Jewelry – KymSara Blossoms Earrings & Bangles NEW from Aurora Borealis
Hair – Yara v1 – from CaTwA
Shoes – Absinthe by Nardcotix


On Location Lighting by LumiPro

And, with yet another echo from the fabulous fifties set in 1958 the film and play, “Grease” . . . PurpleMoon’s Sandy Dress. A sure hit at the drive-in or your favorite dance venue, or an evening cruise down Sunset Strip with the top down on the cherry red Corvette! Just to show how this lovely vintage offering can work for a current look, I’ve accessorized with jewelry from Finesmith and a most trendy pair of Fay’s Shoes’s Roxanne strappy heels!

Relivin' the fifties

Wearing – Sandy Dress in Cherry NEW from PurpleMoon Creations Vintage
Jewelry – Trivia Earrings & Swirl BRacelet from Finesmith Jewelry
Nails – Rave Reds from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Lolwa by CaTwA
Shoes – Roxanne from Fay Shoes
Poses – Morgane Batista Poses Shop

Vintage and Retro – Always in Style!

Dreaming of Spring!

Things have seemed relatively quiet around Ivalde since the big flurry of activity around the Advent Gifts. The store has had a bit of a face lift, and Neferia is beginning to release some stunning designs inspired, as always, from her meticulous study of period fashion. She surprised us in the bleak mid-winter, with a look to spring and a delightful little Fifties frock – the Roseann –  in a  fresh bouquet of pastel chiffon.Just the thing to brighten your spirits while waiting for the snow to melt! Sequoia took one look and went to work designing a matching jewelry set. Her Roseann Floral Pearls are available at Aurora Borealis, just across the island from Ivalde.

Dreaming of Spring!

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Roseann pink Dress NEW from Ivalde Vintage Fashion 1950 Collection
Hair – Posh-A-Browns by ICONIC
Jewelry – Roseann Floral Pearls NEW from Aurora Borealis
Shoes -*GF* Ribbon Slingback Shoes by G Field
Skin – LAQ
Poses – Morgane Batista Pose Shop


Sixties in Sequins

The latest addition to the Sixties Collection at Ivalde is the Elsa, a sillouette-hugging, sequinned cocktail dress with the classic stand up collar. Available in six jewel tone colors, this stunning number is turning heads at SL’s popular jazz clubs.

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing -Elsa Sequin Dress NEW from Ivalde Vintage Fashion 1960 Collection
Glasses – Dorothy Cateye by PurpleMoon
Hair – Mochi by Analog Dog
Skin – April by LAQ
Shoes – Pinup pumps by Stiletto Moody
Poses by Morgane Batista Pose Shop


The Upstairs Room

From the Sixties back we go to the Thirties with an exquisitely detailed dress named in honor of Gina Ventris, the winner of the recent Black Magic Styling Competition**. The Gina combines a rich deep velvet full skirt with a subtle floral-patterned silk top and matching bow at the low cut back. While clearly this gown reflects a high fashion thirties origin, it is equally appropriate for that special evening at SL’s trendiest ballrooms.

The Upstairs Room

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Gina Gown NEW – From Ivalde Vintage Fashion 1930’s Collection
Jewelry – Floral Ensemble NEW from WTG Jewelry
Hair – Labonya by Damselfly
Skin – Molly by LAQ
Poses by Avante
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

** In addition to all the wonderful vintage and retro designs from Ivalde, you might want check out their opportunities to participate in styling contests and win prizes such as Gift Certificates and a new outfit named for you!

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

Exquisitely Set for a Holiday Hunt

POE3 Coming soon to a neighbourhood near you...

The holiday season always seems to bring out the best of some of our wonderful SL designers. We will be taking a look at some of the seasonal designs during December. A Second Life tradition that we look forward to each year is the Peace on Earth Gridwide Hunt [POE] – now in its 3rd year! My Dear Sis and co-conspirator on the Notions Blog, is also the founder and organizer of the POE3. This year she created a lovely Antique Cameo Jewelry set which is the first gift in the hunt which features 280 of SL’s best. This set from ABJ [Aurora Borealis Jewelry] is a very Victorian themed set, a perfect match for Ivalde’s Holiday edition of the Dorothea gown. However upon trying it with other new and current release holiday gowns i discovered that it also works extremely well. The detail is exquisite and the poinsettia cameo is timeless. The hunt begins at ABJ [Aurora Borealis Jewelry], Happy hunting! for more on POE3 visit the blog at: http://peaceonearthhunt.wordpress.com/ ~ kym

ABJ Antique Christmas Cameo Set (2)

Photographer/Model – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Dorothea Holiday Edition from Ivalde Vintage fashion
Skin – Molly by LAQ
Hair – QPT129 by Boon
Jewelry – Antique Christmas Cameo Set by Aurora Borealis Jewelry (ABJ)
Poses – Glitterati

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Sepia

52 Week Color Challenge - Sepia

My turn Kymmie! Worth the wait! This week Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge called for Sepia. This stimulated thoughts of both Vintage dresses and vintage photos. I recalled all those worn old photo albums with curled faded photographs with warm toned shots of relatives and friends of my parents and grandparents. Kym’s thought was to see if we could find a suitable mix of old and new. I am wearing the Elisabeth from Ivalde’s 1950’s Collection which is a beautiful example of the post war return to femininity that came back into fashion in the mid to late forties into the 50’s. Though sepia was more from earlier period we wanted to see what it might have looked like say around this date in a Texas city studio 60 years ago. Notice i am indoors so no need for my gloves which every lady would have worn then :).

52 Week Color Challenge - Sepia

Clothes: Elisabeth from Ivalde Vintage Fashion
Hair: Lilly – Natural Blond from Tukinowaguma
Skin: Kimberly Tan from Free Speerit with LAQ blond eyebrows
Shoes: *GF* Slingback shoes from G Field
Jewelry: Eolande’s basic essentials delicate pearl set

When A Brodway Baby Says Goodnight

Chocolate Covered Cherry

Chocolate Covered Cherry seems such an odd name for a dress, however, one can’t help but think YUMMY with this sweet little confection from Geryn Sloane (G. Sloane Couture). The elegant floral embroidery and delicate lace trim are reminiscent of an earlier era, and moved me back to Old New York as a setting for the shoot. But, this lovely creation is at once appropriate for the most modern of Broadway Babies to look and feel spectacular for those very special events. ~ Kym