In the Valley of the Kings

Among my most unique pieces of jewelry is a heavy ornate Egyptian Revival necklace with the head of King Tut made of bakelite. Both bakelite and King Tut arrived on the scene in 1922 and much of the jewelry of the later Egyptian Revival combined both of them.  Admiring the Digital Alchemy event at Kings Rezzable, I was reminded more of the Egyptian Revival than anciant Egypt and that is as it should be – that was when Egypt was its most fashionable. That’s why Inorite’s classic bob is the perfect hairstyle – incorporating the modernism of the 1920’s with the Egyptian Revival aesthetic.

I fell in love with Shai Delacroix’s Nefertari dress – and again it incorporates some fashion elements of the 1920’s – particularly in the sleeves and with the slight dropped waist.

Although completely contemporary, this Kraftika necklace could also have easily been made in the 1920’s though during the height of the Egyptian Revival they might have used brass or celluloid for the individual pieces that comprise the necklace and earrings.

I was thrilled that Hart Larsson made some special Efe skins for the event as they already made me think of Cleopatra with the regular makeups. While Cleopatra was part Greek-part African, the other great queens of Egypt were indisputably African and it’s great that there is a black skin as part of this newest Egyptian Revival.

As you can see, when it comes to the Egyptian Revival, the eyes have it
****STYLE NOTES******
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  • Poses: LAP
  • Skin: PXL Efe emerald makeup R
  • Eyes: Poetic Color Night Forest
  • Lashes: CyberNetic
  • Nails: Love Magic Nails
  • Hair: Inorite Cleo Bob
  • Dress: Casa del Shai Shai Eternal Nefertari
  • Shoes: Wishedon Bastet GoldGown Pumps
  • Jewelry:  Kraftika no. 131

3 thoughts on “In the Valley of the Kings

  1. achariya

    GORGEOUS post. I love the lighting on your photos so much. Some day I will beg to learn your secrets.

  2. Vint Falken

    Indeed, great shots! For the skins, I like that they are “real”. Not “picture perfect”, blurred skins without a single pore, but a great combination of beautiful as well as realism. =)

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