Ask her this question, and Saffia laughs.
“Actually,” she says, “I cheated!”
In th first part of the show, Saffia was sitting on the studio couch, and so needed to wear a straight system skirt. And then in the second part, she was wearing a long, glamorous skirt, so that Klyks Klees of Basic Elements could add his net of spakles to it at the end of the show. As always, her outfits came from Ivalde, where Neferia Abel provides a wide range of styles for Saffia to choose from.
“My first thought was to change the whole outfit in the ad break,” says Saffia. “I had already decided that I should wear Janneth which is, as Neferai says, a ‘Bombshell Of The 30s! Janneth is a loving tribute to the age of Dietrich, Lombard and Harlow!’ And she’s ight!”
This formal-length gown is tailored in a sumptuous, soft-sheen satin. The V-necked, short-sleeved, bodice has sculpted cape sleeves and peplum skirt which are accordion-pleated. The finishing touch is the full-length A-line skirt which falls in soft folds to the floor.
“Not only is it a lovely dress,” says Saffia, “the A-line shape of the skirt worked perfectly with Klyks’ star net.”
But the peplum gave Saffia an idea – and she looked back to a dress she had worn in an earlier show – Bjollok.
“I wore this for an interview with Colleen Desmoulins of The Loft, which we pre-filmed for the SL5B birthday show,” says Saffia. “I remembered loving the style of it – and the unusual peplum cut on a cross bias. So I pulled out the black version – and found the skirt and peplum looked very good with the Janneth top!”
Neferia regards Bjollock as “a tribute to the timeless glamour of the 40s! This dress has a sleek pencil slim system skirt and a darling asymmetric peplum skirt to add that unexpected dose of glamour.”
And you can watch the show for yourself and decide what you think!