February’s Collabor88 has landed and as you would expect it’s a bit of a corker.
Every month when I eventually get in to the Sim I always have the same thought, “They’ll never better this round”, and guess what? The following month they do just that.
I know a lot of people are unhappy at the moment and vocalising loudly that events are taking interest away from individual stores and content creators and that there are too many of them. I can see why they would be so alarmed, especially when you consider that every time you try to get into C88 you’re unable to because of the sheer volume of avatar traffic. Perhaps there are too many events but not every one is quality, featuring original and inspired content. I’ve no doubt the less professional events will eventually fall by the way-side leaving room for even better ones to take their place, but the harsh fact is that quality events will always bring in an audience, and regular events such as C88, Fameshed The Liasion Collaborative and The Mens Dept certainly have dedicated fans who eagerly await the new releases each month with baited breath. And it’s no wonder, because they are excellent .
This month the theme is Supernova, and you can expect to be faced with an intergalactic explosion of colour and style when you eventually manage to get into the event. There’s a sensational array of clothing, hair, skins and furniture as well as accessories and jewellery all ready to be drooled over, with all the items meeting the space-age brief in an original and exciting way.
For my look of the day I’ve mixed a couple of C88 finds with some old classics from my inventory. I’m wearing an old favourite of mine, the ERRATIC Cory Oversized Sweater, and I’ve teamed it with the absolutely out-of-this-world ’Nebula Leggings’ by NYLON OUTFITTERS. I’m always excited to see what Nylon Pinkney has contributed to C88. She has an original, quirky style, and it mixes in really easily with more conventional pieces to help you create a totally individual look. It’s effortless but really effective styling. To complete this ensemble, I’m wearing just one piece of jewellery, but it sure makes a statement and brings the look together. It’s the ‘Galactic Necklace’ from PILOT. I really like the fact that this pendant features an animated, swirling galaxy and like every one of Kaz Nayar’s creations it’s expertly crafted.
I’m also wearing the BELLEZA ‘Ria’ skin here, from the last round of C88, although at first glance you may not recognize it. That’s because I’ve been really cheeky and added some tattoo make-up layers, in this case from the IZZIE’S ‘Asia’ range of eyeshadows and lipsticks. Last but not least I found an old hairstyle in my inventory that I had completely forgotten that I had from EXILE.
I’m really pleased with this look, I hope you find some space-age inspiration at Collabor88 this month too!
- HAIR- EXILE ‘Arihana’ in Moreno
- SKIN- BELLEZA ‘Ria’ (Med tone, option 5, dk brow)
- EYES – IKON ‘Destiny’ Eyes in ‘Maya’ (ML)
- LASHES- MC ‘Falsies’ (Upper and lower)
- MAKE-UP- IZZIES ‘Asia’ Range-Purple Eyeshadow and Brown Lipstick
- TOP-ERRATIC ‘Cory Oversized Sweater’ (Purple)
- SHORTS-EMERY Mesh High Waist Denim Short ‘Hope’
- LEGGINGS-NYLON OUTFITTERS ‘Nebula’ Leggings in ‘Purple Galaxy’ COLLABOR88
- NECKLACE- PILOT-Galactic Necklace in Purple/Gold COLLABOR88
Click HERE to see if you can get into the C88 sim! Good luck!