Temperance Moonites already wrote about the changes Neferia Abel is going through and showed some of her new spring collection. It made me anxious, I know Neferia as a lady who always has idea’s and is willing to try new things, so I visited the official opening of her new store and launch of her new brand, L’Abel to see for myself. I love her new modern style, the designs are more trendy than her brand Ivalde was, you can still see some inspiration from the early days. Which makes her designs standing out instead of being just a go with the fashion flow.

Neferia surprised me with a nice present, a start for my spring wardrobe. I show you here the grey outfits, because they are my personal favorit. But don’t worry, if you like more colorful outfits, you absolutly will find them also at L’Abel!

 

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Thanks to Tillie Ariantho for making the picture

From left to right I am wearing L`Abel-Marjon dress (Grey), L`Abel-sienna cadetblue, L`Abel- Nadize pants with the L`Abel-Euzebia top (Silver)

Neferia, thanks for the sweet gift and good luck with your personal spring, a new beginning. The place looks great and I can see you put many hours of work in it, all fits to make the trendy, modern, stylish look complete. Complements!

Go take a look at L’Abel now and experience the spring! And you like presents too? You can find 2 special opening gifts from Neferia in the L’Abel store.

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Neferia Abel was one of the designers who showed her collection in the early shows of EFA, First Impression III. At that time a daring step. And again she shows she is not afraid to do something new and take a challenge, because Neferia will be one of the designers in the EFA-AIFW2009 show. This lady from Norway started designing in October 2oo6 and since than she gave many females the sexy feminine look of the past. You can find the fashion styles from the 18th century until present days at Invalde. And recently she even started to make skins. I always love her shop, it makes you travel into time without giving you a dull out of fashion feeling.  I asked her to give some reactions on the preparation of the EFA-AIFW2009 designs. 
 

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Neferia Abel  pictured by Connie Arida 

For the EFA-AIFW2009 show you have to reproduce 4 outfits from the RL-show. The RL-designer describes her designs as follow: “My common designs are simple and wearable dresses. Those are most of the time make from the unusual choice of material.”  How far does your style meet this style? And can you replace yourself in this style and work with it?

Neferia: The dresses to make to this show looks very different from what I use to make. Its a challenge but will be fun, I like a challenge.  

You are placed in the theme “Then”  for the show. Do you have some feeling with this theme related to your common style? Does it fit you?

Neferia: Ivalde makes Classic Vintage clothing for todays fashionable women. Ivalde draws on good designs from all eras,hoping to evoke the elegance and glamour of bygones days, Ivalde is dedicated to bringing classic style to Second Life. I am placed in the then catogory and that suits me ,since I make mostly vintage,clothes from the bygones days. 

The color of the designs you will create for this show is black. Do you use this color a lot? What is the special challenge for this color? Do you have a special connection with this color?

Neferia: My color is black and everybody need a black dress in their wardrobe, sl or rl:) It can be a difficult, cause details often dont show so well in black clothes. 

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Photographer of the picture and model on the picture: Connie Arida, wearing  ~Ivalde~Augusta black dress 1920 

Have a look yourself at Invalde and give yourself the feminine look of the gone days.   is always busy with new things and her collection grows day by day, for sure you will find something that suits you!

 

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Neferia Abel is part of the designer team of the EFA-AIFW2009 show. Her creations will be  presented in the theme “then”.

I am very proud to present to you the SL-designer team for  EFA-AIFW2009!   The team was simply formed by including the first 6 respondants to the participating call in the Ewing VIP-guest Group and at our blog. But I think I could not have dreamed of a better team.  Aside from being well-known names in the fashion scene, their individual styles are all very different, from classical gala gowns to Indian style fashion.   And different from the EFA-First Fusion show, this designer team is not only dutch, but very international.

The designers are: Sysy Chapman, Zaara Kohime, Digit Darkes, Neferia Abel, Simone Stern and Sascha Frangilli

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On the picture the SL-designers in the Beurs van Berlage, the event area of the RL-show. From left to right: Digit Darkes, Sysy Chapman, Neferia Abel, Simone Stern, Zaara Kohime, Sascha Frangilli (thanks to Connie Arida for creating the picture)

 

It will be anxious to see how this group will translate the RL-outfits to Second Life.  Can they think out of the box?  Are they able to use the photo’s and rough sketches of the designs to create something new?  Will we recognise their style in the designs?  One thing is for sure, they are brave enough to take this step and make this event another historical step in Second Life fashion and cross-over events.  And I am really looking forward to working together with them on this this great opportunity! 

 

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The RL-designer for the EFA-AIFW2009 will be Jennifer Delano.  Those who have been following EFA will recognise her name from the EFA-First Fusion show in February 2008.  What can the SL-designers expect this time?  I asked Jennifer some quick questions to get a little idea.

Jennifer, can you describe shortly your common designs?

My common designs are simple and wearable dresses. Those are most of the time make from the unusual choice of material.

What kind of collection do you have in mind for the AIFW2009?  What can we expect and what is your inspiration for this show?

The Fashion Week show is based on my three colours. White, red and black. The theme is black – looking at the past. Red – looking at now. White – looking at the future. Thats why we’ll show it at the Beurs van Berlage, this beautiful building has three pieces of art who represent past, now and future.

 

Put already a mark at 26 January 2009 in your schedule, to be sure you will not miss what this creative team will present to you during EFA-AIFW2009!

 

Interested in advertising opportunities at EFA-AIFW2009?

Please sent an email to Connie Molinaro (conniemolinaro@gmail.com) . We offer a wide range of possibilities for different budgets and different kinds of output.  Also individual packages or package deals can be discussed.

Want to be a model in the EFA-AIFW2009 show?

Join the Ewing VIP Guest group to stay informed or keep an eye on the EFA-blog.  In the first week of January 2009 the model team will be created.

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EFA - AIFW 2009 (red)

The EFA-AIFW2009 designer team is created by the following designers: Sysy Chapman, Zaara Kohime, Digit Darkes, Neferia Abel, Simone Stern and Sascha Frangilli.