This week, we were making over a spectacular dragon’s cave – courtesy of Maxwell Graf and Gwen Carillon, our designers. And pretty spectacular it was too!
So what WAS Saffia wearing in this week’s show?
It was a pair of smart dark grey trousers and a rather nice black top – but did anyone recognise the outfit?
It was, as ever, Ivalde – but this show came with a real twist!
“I took the different elements from different outfits,” explains Saffia.
“Initially, my plan was to wear Ivalde’s Dis. That’s a gorgeous outfit, with amazing embroidery across the breast and lovely long flowing sleeves. Really spectacular! And I also thought a dress out of Nordic legends would be very appropriate for a fiery dragins cave!
“But then I thought again. After all, in presenting the show, I was going to be scrambling over rocks – and then sitting down on a comfortable couch with the designers to discuss all the work they’ve done here. It seemed to me that I needed something simple, but dramatic, that would allow me to be active right up until the point when I metamorph … well, you’ll have to watch the show to see that!”
So Saffia checked through her Ivalde outfits in her inventory – and finally came up with two different outfits!
“For the trousers I took the dark grey pair in the Kajsa outfit,” she says. “I thought about wearing that top too – it’s a lovely snuggly red jersey knit, making a sweater/wrap dress – almost but not quite a sloppy joe! But what decided me against that was that it’s more a winter outfit and we’re not there yet!
“Instead I took two elements of a really different outfit – the Eirny. This was one of the outfits that Neferai Abel created for her spring show – in its true form it’s a sassy eighties outfit with a multi-layered mini skirt. I took the top and the bolero jacket – and they made a stunning combination with the trousers.”
The other elements that Saffia brought in where her much-loved Callie Cline signature boots, and a funky belt from Gwen Carillon as well as one of Gwen’s lovely jewellery sets. This one was the Circular Logic Set – a Second Life version of a set that Gwen makes in real life.
“It all added to the black and silver overall effect!” says Saffia.
And several people have asked about the new hair as well. It’s a style called Blake from House of Heart.