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Time Machine Closets

by Kimani Silvercloud
Published February 28, 2013

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Yes, you read that right.  This week I was inspired by the upcoming release from Floorplan for the Arcade, which starts March 1 -  old telephones and police boxes.  If you are not sure how this relates to time machines, I can explain.  Dr. Who, a very popular television show and character, uses a Police Box as a way to travel through time, prevent crimes, etc.  I’m not overly familiar with the show, but I’ve viewed enough episodes and heard enough about t he program to draw my inspiration from that idea.

I put together three different outfits from different eras to showcase this upcoming Arcade release, and some other new releases, from Collabor88 or weekly events, like Fifty Linden Friday.

To create each look I referenced a photograph of silhouettes of popular trends through time, shown above.

The 1970s

The seventies were big on bell bottoms, bright colors, and shiny blouses, as well as chunky heels and bold wedges.  I went with a wide legged pant from Boom as the basis of this look, and decided to use blue as a statement color, layering a loose tank from Tee*fy over a blouse.

To bring the look together I added the LaGyo necklace and a pair of big sunglasses that looked similar to those worn in the 70s.  That done, how could I resist the urge to wear some crazy hair?

  • Skin: Glam Affair
  • Hair: Lelutka
  • Long sleeve shirt: Mr. Poet
  • Collared blouse: Willow
  • Tank: Tee*fy
  • Pants: Boom
  • Shoes: R.cielli
  • Sunglasses: Adjunct
  • Necklace: LaGyo


The 1920s

The second look is a direct inspiration from a previous Collabor88 purchase of the Sea Hole shift dress.  I knew immediately when I got it that I would want to do something inspired by the 20s era.  The shift dress was also popular in the 60s, but with a slightly revamped silhouette and styling, so you could make this work either way.  I decided to keep things pretty simple, with a touch of glam, since the dress has such a realistic looking shimmer with the sequin texture applied to the garment.

To top off the look I took a headband included with a [kik] hair and added it to an Elikatira bob cut to really make this a party going look.  The skin is one of the latest offerings from Glam Affair at Collabor88, and has the statement red lip, so be sure to grab it!

  • Skin: Glam Affair
  • Hair: Elikatira
  • Dress: The Sea Hole
  • Shoes: Berries
  • Stole: Ohmai
  • Earrings: Swallow
  • Headband: KIK

The Future and Beyond!

Finally, I wanted to make a look that was futuristic, and give an idea of where fashion could go, based upon what is presently available within Second Life.  The dress I chose was released by R2 Fashion for the January Collabor88, and has such a nice metallic texture and a statement-making rich red color.  Since dress sports a high collar, I chose a top knot hairstyle from Diva.

  • Skin: Glam Affair
  • Hair: Diva
  • Dress: R2 Fashion
  • Shoes: J’s
  • Sunglasses: Shade Throne

Here’s a look at the back detailing in the dress:

What are your favorite fashion eras to draw inspiration from?  Share your ideas with me, and with or without Dr. Who’s Police Box, we can all travel through different fashion eras thanks to the creations found in Second Life.

Hmmm. A police box.

I wonder where this goes?


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