Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Release: Seaside Summer Victorian Dress

Inspired by a favorite painting by Tissot, the Seaside is a beautiful flirty summer dress perfect for soirees or leisurely strolls. A slim silhouette, it comes with a sheer jacket with lace cuffs and sculpted bows, as well as a fluttery train and cascades of ruffles that flatter your every move.

It is available in Sky, Rose, Aubergine and Canary, as well as all four colors at E.Laval shops in Caledon Regency and Steelhead City.

Inspiration for the Seaside Dress

The Seaside dress was inspired by this painting--"The Galley of the HMS Calcutta (Portsmouth)" by James-Jacques Tissot, c. 1887...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Steeltopia Navy Commission

For many weeks I've been working on a commission from SteelCobra Calamari to create the naval uniforms for his steampunk sim Steeltopia. As reference for inspiration, I looked at historic photos and illustrations such as this one from a set about the 1899 US Navy...You can only buy these uniforms at INS headquarters in Steeltopia if you are a member of the Imperial Navy of Steeltopia (INS). All come with a jacket, pants, belt, and sculpted cap and pants cuffs. Each has a different rank and look to the collars and cuffs. This is the Ensign uniform...The Officers uniform...And Emperor SteelCobra himself is modeling the Captain's uniform (although he also has an Admiral's uniform unique to him)...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New Releases: Steelhead Sunrise & Tiny Steampunk Lady

Inspired by the Worth, I made a version that was also inspired by my home in Steelhead. Yes, it is the gradated colors of a Steelhead trout, with the skin pattern on the corset waist. This pretty dress also has a golden-brown lace underskirt and comes with the bodice, skirts, glitch pants, corset waist and bodice and shoulder frills...
And what? Leave the tiny steampunk ladies out of the loop? Here's an outfit to call your own!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Isabella Stewart Gardner Worth Dress for Charity Sale

In conjunction with my exhibit at the main library in Caledon, my reproduction of Isabella Stewart Gardner/Mrs Jack's 1891 Worth gown--which uses a texture from the original dress' textile--is now available for sale for 1000L. 100% of the proceeds go to benefit the Caledon Library/Alexandrian Free Library system, which has helped to educate and provide libraries not just in Caledon, but throughout the grid. You may find vendors to purchase it at the Whitehorn Memorial Library in Victoria City or at my main shop near the hub in Caledon Regency.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

E.Laval on Exhibit

Please come out to the Whitehorn Memorial Library in Caledon Victoria City tomorrow, 12/7, from 1-3 pm SLT for the opening of my exhibit "The Past Reimagined: Victorian Fashion and the Designs of Eladrienne Laval." You get to see the process from beginning to end piece, including source images and sketches. With the help of JJ Drinkwater and Siri Woodget, I also curated exhibits on couturier Charles Frederick Worth and one of his patron's, Isabella Stewart Gardner. There will also be a contest and a lucky winner could walk away with this reproduction of Mrs. Gardner's dress, created for the exhibit and using the texture of the RL fabric. See you there!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New Release: "Ada" Black Gothic Steampunk Ensemble

Given my inclination towards black and gothic clothing, it was only fitting that I'd make the "Ada" in black. You may find it online at SLEx, at my main Caledon Regency shop, or the Dark Victorian Emporium in Caledon Tanglewood...