Theda Bara's Dress

Another favorite from the Digital Alchemy celebration of Egypt was this marvelous gown from Laughing Academy that wholeheartely embraced the multiple influences of the Art Deco Egyptian Revival movement. By designing a dress as an homage to Theda Bara, Laughing Academy frankly places the gown right smack in the middle of that movement.

The gown is beautifully embellished with a border on the skirt that could have inspired a Frank Lloyd Wright window. The blocky elements of Egyptian Revival design certainly must have inspired him. The sash on the other hand could have come from William Morris. That’s the thing about Egyptian Revival that is so well realized in this dress, it was a melange of  design influenced by what appealed from Egyptian artifacts and design – not a replica of the past but a re-imagining.  To see Theda Bara herself in an Egyptian Revival dress, click here.

Here you can see the skirt from the front. It is heavily detailed and really a fun piece of design. However, for simplicity, the dress can be worn without the skirt prim as there is a lovely system skirt underneath.

This is the green eyeshadow makeup of PXL Creations EFE for the event and the stunning Inorite Cleo Bob. Now Theda had long hair, but if she had owrn it short, she would have worn this style.

****STYLE NOTES******
Promotional Copies are denoted by a Bold R

  • Poses: LAP
  • Skin: PXL Efe Green R
  • Eyes: Poetic Color Night Forest
  • Lashes: CyberNetic
  • Nails: Love Magic Nails
  • Hair: Inorite Cleo Bob and Tiara
  • Dress: Laughing Academy Theda Bara Gown
  • Shoes: Enkythings baby yaga Syntipas
  • Jewelry: Bonita’s JEwelry Gold Rectangles Necklace
  • Kraftika No 114 Earrings
  • EarthStones Pearls and Swirls ring
  • Yabusaka No 10 ring
  • Flourish Retro Turquoise Bangles

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