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...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

New Releases: "Ada" Steampunk/Victorian Ensemble

I thought I'd do something new for Fall. I've always enjoyed wearing uneven hemmed dresses with little breeches underneath. Good for adventure, yet still feminine at the same time. In that spirit, I am releasing "Ada", a steampunk-y Victorian outfit named after the first "computer" programmer herself! It comes with shirt with flexi lace cuffs, cropped vest, collared jacket with sculpted cuffs, sculpted hat, pants, belt, uneven hemmed skirt, brooch, gloves and knee-high stockings. You can find these online at SLEx or at my store in Caledon Regency...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Custom Europan-style Ensemble

I created this ensemble (as well as two others) for the Baron Wulfenbach, of Girl Genius fame...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Releases: Drow Priestess Ensembles and Headdress

I am enjoying myself, so I thought I'd make some Drow Priestess ensembles as well. It comes with two top and two bottom option, a cloak, a spider motif belt with flexi panels and a beautiful headdress...I am also selling the headdress by itself too...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

New Releases: Elven Armor

I have always created pieces that I wear myself or would love to see on others. I recently created a custom armor as a gift for my friend Lunar, who is a moon elf. Given my love of fantasy, fighting and swords, it was only natural that I'd create a dark version for my favorite drow/dark elves, which comes in both a female and male version...I was inspired by Asian-influenced armor mostly, and looked at RL Chinese, Japanese and Russian armor references. I was also inspired by a medieval platemail breastplate. You may find these in SLEx and inworld at my shop at Regency.
Here's a shot of Lunar in his bluish-white moon elf armor, which is not for sale...

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Custom Medieval-Style Dress

I created a custom dress based upon a medieval houppelande for my friend Dia, the Duchess of Caledon Sound...

Sunday, August 10, 2008

A New Colorway...the 1879 Revue PeachBrown

The blue version of this is so popular, that I thought I'd release a pretty one in my favorite color...

Friday, June 13, 2008

New Releases: Put On Your Red Dress...

I was in a crimson mood and bring to you the "Godey Nightsong"......And the "Darkness Sanguine"

Friday, June 6, 2008

New Release: Godey Nightlit

I realized that I had not made any bustle dresses in white, so here one is! The beautiful Godey Nightlit is done in an airy white with light blue lace trim. Like the others, it is based upon an 1870s design and is perfect for a special day or a blushing bride. A versatile dress, if the collar and bustle is removed, it also works well for a medieval/fantasy look...

Friday, May 23, 2008

New Release: Zaghareet Ruby Dance Outfit

I love a dress that is beautiful to dance in! Here is the ruby version of the Zaghareet...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Zaghareet Jade Egyptian Dancer

In the shadow of the pyramids, her hips sway to the rhythm...

The exotic "Zaghareet" is based upon an 1860s Egyptian dancing outfit.

It comes with a low cut robe bodice, flowing robe panels, a hip wrap with matching flexi sash, glitch pants with sculpted wide-legged pants, a cropped velvet vest and a jacket with flowing flexi sleeves.

This ensemble is perfect for bellydancing and adds flair to any woman's wardrobe!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Gothically Godey

Given my love of gothic Victorian dresses, I was inspired to make some more inspired by a 1870 fashion plate from Godey's Lady Book. The first, "Godey Nightfall" was originally created as my showstopper piece for the recent Dark Victoria fashion show for RFL...A friend asked about it in a deep purple/aubergine shade and I agreed, creating "Godey Nightshade". Both are available in my inworld and aethernet shops...

Monday, April 7, 2008

Shimmy 1920s Flapper Dresses

As much as I like to dance, I know my customers will want to as well--especially when they are wearing one of the new Shimmy flapper dresses! These gorgeous, fringed 1920s minidresses are perfect for the gangster moll or the flapper doll dancing during a night out on the town! Comes with bodice, skirt, bust and hip fringe, and a feather headband! Ab-so-lute-ly!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

1925 Irene: Sweet Li'l Day Dresses

Now, what's a 1920s gal to do during the day? Wear one of these pretty little Irene dresses of course! They're the bee's knees! Flirty and pretty, they come with the top, skirt, glitchpants, flexi collar tie, and a flexi dropwaisted skirt that moves like a dream! It comes in four colors...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

1925 McCalls's are the Cat's Meow!

A 1920s doll needs cute dresses just to go around town in, so I created the 1925 McCalls series, inspired by a period illustration. It comes with the top, skirt, glitchpants and two flexi sidepieces. The "Smoky" is sheer silver over black...
And the "Stormy" is a lovely pale blue with swirling flowers that'll make you feel like the swell gal that you are!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Metal Roses for the Hair!

I was disappointed not to find a rose during the recent Caledon rose hunt, so I made some lovely metal ones instead!

They come in brass or riveted steel with green oxidized copper leaves and if you click on them, they will bloom! Just a little something to make a steampunky girl feel pretty!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

23 Skidoo! 1920s Haas dresses

New Toulouse is opening soon, chers! What's a flapper doll or gangster moll to wear? The elegant 1920 Haas dress, based upon a 1920s Haas Bros. illustration! It comes with a spaghetti-strap bodice, skirt, glitchpants and two flexi side pieces. Here it is in Ebony...Can't miss Ruby...
And sophisticated Sky...

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


I love, love, love the works of French painter James Tissot and created "Calais", inspired by the painting below. It comes with a bodice, gloves, glitchpants, polonaise bustle with plaid skirt, matching underskirt, and feather stole. You may find it at my Regency and Steelhead shops, as well as my shops on the Aethernet...Tissot's paintings appeal to me because of his care in rendering the London society fashions of the time. His favorite muse and model was his love, the beautiful, red-headed divorcee Kathleen Newton, who died from consumption at the age of 27. It touched me that after her death, he put down his brushes and left London...

Thursday, February 28, 2008

New "Worker" Pieces: "Peat" and "Invent"

Ladies, if some of you are like me, you can be found building or puttering around in your workshop. What's a lady with familiarity with building tools, metalworking or combustible materials to wear? The Worker "Invent" is for you. Based upon an 1880s female mining outfit, the "Invent" comes with leather-patched pants and an apron for wiping dirt and grease-stained hands on...Due to the popularity of the Worker Grey, I am releasing a dark brown version called "Peat". Look for them in my shops as of tonight!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Feeling a Bit Darkly...

Personally, I love the color black. Of course, wearing black garnered the usual question of "Are you in mourning?" as I was once asked. I can be a bit trigger happy and replied, "Would you like me to be? I can arrange that, you know." I've been seen brooding around Caledon before as befits my being an officer in Dark Victoria and originally started created these black dresses for myself a few months ago because I had a hard time finding ones. "Lola Nuit", made with vintage black velvet, was inspired by a painting of one of my favorite Victorian scandalous women, Lola de Montez...And this one, "Darkness", is for the sultry woman with a dark side and a love of black satin...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Celebrating Caledon's 2nd Anniversary

Originally created for me to wear to Caledon's St. Andrews celebrations, I am releasing the "Caledon" tartan dress in honor of Caledon's 2nd anniversary. It is currently only available at the Caledon Regency location. Look for it in my aethernet shops as well soon...

Friday, February 8, 2008

Worker Grey in Steampunk Jumpboot Ad

My friend Mr Kheph777 Enoch recently featured me in one of his ads for his steampunk JumpBoots. Just to show you that the AETHER Worker line looks just as nice on us ladies, I wore the Grey...You can find the boots at any of his Kheph's Creations shops...

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Taupo Fashion Show: Meux

E.Laval was one of the designer in a fashion show in Taupo. Here is the lovely Brazilian model Melinda Emms modeling the Meux, which was inspired by Whistler's painting "Lady Meux, Harmony in Pink and Grey":

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Victorian Style Fashion Show: 1879 Revue BlueBrown

Some of my pieces were in a Victorian Style fashion show hosted by Atlantis Modeling...

Here is a moving picture of the 1879 Revue BlueBrown in action:

Fashion Show Schedule!

E.Laval pieces can be seen in two different fashion show this weekend:

The Victorian Style Show hosted by Atlantis Modeling Agency and featuring other designers such as Bare Rose, ~To a T~ and others. This one is mostly my menswear, although you can see the BlueBrown as well.

Zurich Hillside, Noon SLT
Diegoland, 5 SLT

Victorian Style: Zurich Hillside, Noon SLT

All womenswear will be featured at the Taupo sim fashion show at 4 SLT

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Announcing E.Laval AETHER!

Inspired by the workers, inventors, adventurers and common folk with a Steampunk/Victorian flair, I have created the E.Laval Aether line. Rougher fabrics with an everyday sensibility and an uncommon style. In addition to the waistcoat ensembles, which come with two shirt-style options, trousers and a color-changing neck scarf, there is also a selection of soft caps as well. The new line may be found on the Aethernet, Port Babbage and look out for it at Steamworks@Stephenson's Quarters, and Solarya...