Swanilda Gown and Akoya Pearls
Last week I had the distinct opportunity to interview both Mami Jewell and edo Tone of Styles of edo
. Collectively they have released two stunning creations, the Swanilda Gown by Mami and the Akaya Pearls by edo. The release date for both was November 8, 2008. As we know both of these designers are centered towards bringing to our second life fashion experience, a true taste of excellence.
The beautiful Swanilda Gown was inspired by the ballet Copellia, which was written over 200 years ago. Copellia is a life like doll and Swanilda is a young woman. Mami had originally designed the Copellia Dress, which is a shorter version of the long and flowing Swanilda.
The Akoya Pearls, were an inspiration to edo, by him admiring these old pearls and learning the history of them. It was then his desire to reproduce these exquisite pearls for our use in second life. Reproduce he has done in life like sense.
I will run a brief history of each design, just prior to the pictures.
Coppelia is an adaptation of “The Sandman,” a story written by the German Romanticist, E.T.A. Hoffman, almost 200 years ago. The ballet, with music by Leo Delibes, first performed over 100 years ago in Paris, was choreographed by Arthur Saint-Leon, ballet master of the Paris Opera at the time.