Vintage Beauty

Vintage designs have its own place in fashion. They used to be the leading the trends of the times be it the 20’s, 30’s or 50’s but now, since they fall out of the “current trend” they have become “timeless.” In other words, they have won their own place in fashion.

I have a love for timeless fashion. Especially when it comes to elegance, the haute couture fashion in the old days had a touch of elegance that, in my mind, no other fashion can even try to compete.

So naturally, I have a huge inventory of vintage fashion and wear them from time to time. Sonatta Morales is one of the stores I love dearly and it’s one of the stores I pay regular visits to whenever I have a craving for retail therapy. In other words, even when I am not on a mission to find particular items for a certain styling project I have, I would just drop by to satisfy my craving.

Today I wore “Arabesque”, a lovely delicate outfit using lots of lace. Hats are also a must item for vintage fashion and the outfit sets that have hats included also serve as my source of hat collection. I often use only the hats to match with other outfits when I want that vintage feel to the look.

The jewelry I wore here is the “Cupid Set” from R.A.Crystal, a Japanese jewelry store with Rama Anatime as the creator. What I like about Rama’s collection is that she always includes two sets of the same necklace with one attaching to the spine and another attaching to the chest. I often have to reattach necklaces if they interfere with other outfit parts but it saves a lot of time with her sets because I can just select the one that doesn’t interfere. It’s a little thought that goes a long way.

Sonatta Morales – Arabesque with Cupid Set from R.A.Crystal

Outfit: Sonatta Morales, Arabesque
Stockings: ALB Dream Fashion, Cuban Classic Stockings (black)
Jewelry: R.A.Crystal, Cupid Set
Purse: Baiastice, Precious Black Hand Bag
Hair: Lamb, Ghost (ink)
Shoes: Baiastice, Crystal (jade)

Posted by Kay Fairey, Agency Director and model for Boulevard Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy CEO, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.

A Gorgeous Mermaid Dress for Haiti

A store owned by Japanese designer, Likka Noel, called Likka House is participating in a charity supporting Haiti with a gorgeous gown. This gown is called “The Name Of The Rose” gown that comes in a whopping 10 colour variation. The beige gown is offered for L$50 with all sales going to the Haiti charity. All other colours are offered for L$300, which is still a big bargain price!

This is a beautiful and romantic gown with lots and lots of sculpt roses that are attached even to places like your hand. So by the time you wear all the roses, you look as if you are covered with rose flowers. What surprises me is that Likka manages to arrange all these roses in such a way that it never looks distasteful.

The gown is being sold in her main store in Sannomiya, Japan but also in her branch store in the ROMAN sim, which is a sim that reproduces Japan during the Taisho period which was a short era under the reigns of the Taisho Emperor dating from July 30, 1912 to December 25, 1926. This was a very short period considered as the time of the liberal movement known as the “Taisho Democracy” which is usually distinguished from the preceding chaotic “Meiji” period under Meiji Emperor and the militarism-driven first half of the “Showa” period of Showa Emperor. It was a very short period but had distinguished culture, fashion and style and many Japanese still look at that period as a very peaceful and romantic time in the history of Japan.

ROMAN sim is such a well made sim that not only Japanese SL residents but many non-Japanese residents become repeat visitors. So it might be worth paying a visit to Likka House in the ROMAN sim and enjoy the tour of the sim after you have finished with your shopping.

ROMAN sim seen from above

Click here to go to ROMAN sim.
Click here to go to Likka House in ROMAN sim.

Gown: Likka House, The Name of the Rose (beige)
Necklace: Styles of edo, Cream Akoya Pearl, Short Single Strand Pearl Necklace
Earrings: Styles of edo, Cream Akoya Pearl, Stud Earrings
Nails: The Body Politik, Deep Red Manicure
Hair: Lamb, Witch (ink)

Posted by Kay Fairey, Agency Director and Top model for Boulevard Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy CEO, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.