Location: 1920s Berlin Project. Avatar & Photographer: Ole Etzel
We are most appreciative of not feeling pressured to pull together a ‘look’ today. Many thanks to Ole Etzel, filmmaker (machinima, that would be) and Berlin institution, for sharing with us his own ‘look’.
There is much discussion in world about everyone wanting to be oofy, that is, posh. Well, yes, we should hardly find it surprising that when indulging in a fantasy, one might wish for accoutrements to which one might not otherwise have access. Bespoke suits, beaded gowns, and all that, what? But if engaging in a little virtual historical reenactment, one must acknowledge that not everyone was a Bright Young Thing or otherwise well into the cabbage. Most people were struggling at least a bit in the interwar period, and some were downright destitute. Some were, dare we say it, older than 30. We say huzzah for those souls who take up the mantle of depicting that reality.
We find it interesting that this ensemble pulled together by Herrn Etzel is more perfect in its period detailing than many of those found for a wealthy Mayfair butterfly of the era. We had earlier commented that pulling together a working (or poor or modest middle class) man’s look may be a bit challenging, but perhaps not as much as we thought.
Suit – Loki Mesh @ Escapades, Smart 3 Piece
Cane ~ Talevin’s Designs
Boots ~ Deco, mesh camp boots
Hat ~ Sculpties Up In Here, handknit flaphat
Scarf ~ Loki Mesh @ Escapades, Simple Scarf
Hair ~ Deco, Shifty in ash
Skin ~ KTG, Old Man
Dressed for L$1210, inclusive of skin