Berlin Cabaret Songs

Reading Harper’s yesterday, I came across the a short article listing the taxonomy of Weimar Republic prostitutes – who signalled their specialty by the color of their boots and the laces on their boots. This made me think of those wonderful texture-change hi-tops from UBU and of course I had to laugh because they are called Pornstar.  My reason for mentioning that is that when I put on this RFL Clothing Fair dress from League, I decided to add the League stockings as well and they make me think of Berlin and the wonderfully subversive Berlin cabarets.  One of my favorite albums is Ute Lemper’s Berlin Cabaret songs which is as subversive as they come. So,, listening to Ute as I shot this outfit – I followed the route of the Berlin cabaret singer.

The foundation of the outfit is Winged Hope from League – a blue and purple silk brocade dress with a frothy miniskirt over black lace and a bodice with white wings on the breasts suggesting hope. Of all the outfits I have seen at RFL Clothing Fair, this one really seems to express the ultimate purpose of the fair – supporting the search for a cure for breast cancer. I added the Ella stocking from League to shift the focus toward the cabaret and the Tesla High Oxfords also help with that shift in time and place. Using the wonderful Cabaret poses from Reel Expression made it quite easy to get into the mood.  The Ute Lemper music was just icing on the top.

The AnnMarie Black Pearl necklace and earrings set I picked up at the Armoire Trunk Show. You definitely need to go there to see the stunning tableaus and join in the hunt for premium quality jewelry. This is a color change parure so the roses and the pearls can change appearance. The hair is an amazing new release from Mirai Style called FBIY – the instant I saw it, I knew it was for me!

The makeup is from Annyka Bekker’s Infinity skin line – formerly Blowpop. This is the Carmen makeup and it has the range and flexibility to look good in a modern and in a 1920’s styling.

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

  • Poses: Reel Expression (Cabaret Poses)
  • Skin: Infinity Carmen Pure Sienna Look No 6 R
  • Eyes: Poetic Color Night Forest
  • Lashes: CyberNetic
  • Nails: PXL Creations
  • Hair: Mirai Style FBIY
  • Dress: League Winged Hope (RFL Clothing Fair)
  • Tights: League Ella Stockings
  • Shoes: Tesla High Oxfords
  • Jewelry: KessKreations AnnMarie Black Pearl

8 thoughts on “Berlin Cabaret Songs

  1. kesseret

    Hey! I am so happy you like AnnMarie! You definately wear it well!!! thank you for wearing it! <3

  2. Harper

    The whole thing has me looking for Joel Grey in the background, with his slicked-down hair and slightly decadent makeup as the Master of Ceremonies.

  3. nycmusicgirl101

    Yes, I saw her near Union Square a few weeks back and she was fabulous. It’s best to see her in person if you can, but the album is great, too.

  4. Fraulein Jo

    If you’re into this, you should visit the Weimar republic sim in Second Life.
    Official title; The 1920s Berlin project.

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