So THE MESH BODY ADDICTS FAIR is in full swing now guys and gals, and there’s a magnificent multitude of mesh apparel for you all to enjoy!I decided to hit up the fair but couldn’t quite figure out where I’d put my keys, which sent me into a bit of a tizzy, but fortunately they turned up before I had a massive Kitty melt-down and I was able to set off for my visit. Actually, I’m fibbing a wee bit because I already had some amazing items from the fair and I’ve used some of them to create the perfect outfit to go shopping in! What do you need when you go on an epic trip? Lightweight clothes, a roomy bag and sensible shoes. I managed to meet a couple of those criteria and head off to empty my Linden piggy-bank in super Second Life style! Let me tell you about my look, because I think it’s a bit of a winner if I do say so myself.. I’m still sporting ZOUL CREATIONS ‘Della’ skin and MURRAY hair (‘Giorgia’) because I just love them so much. I mean just look at them; they combine effortlessly to make a truly great base to build your look upon. So let’s move on to the main part of my outfit which is a tunic from VINYL. I’ve shopped at this store before and really love it. You know it’s going to be a good store when items are packaged as vinyl records and coffee; seriously guys the packaging is exceptional, but of course it’s what is inside that counts, and I can tell you that you won’t be disappointed.The ‘Isabel Tunic’ is the VINYL release for the fair, and I think it’s exceptional. It’s a great tunic, featuring a lovely shape and a realistic lived-in base texture that you can choose to wear with or without a graphic design. I really like this; I wore it on my MAITREYA LARA body and it fitted very well with just a few alpha adjustments. The base texture itself is nicely done featuring good detailing and the graphic option which I think lends a Boho feel to the top. It’s rather pretty, in fact, and extremely wearable. This tunic is available with cords or without; my preference was without for today’s outfit, but it looks absolutely fine with them. You can change the colour of the cords(and the bows on the sleeves) via a neat little HUD. I also like the fact that it’s a v-neck too.
I raided my inventory for something a bit special to pair it with and remembered I had this cracking skirt from BLUEBERRY that has a texture change belt. I figured it would be ideal to wear with the tunic and I was right. I think it looks great worn with this VINYL top, they’re a really good match tonally and look as though they were made for each other! I needed to embellish my outfit so chose to accessorise with a necklace from ……….. which is available along with some other select pieces at THE MESH BODY ADDICTS FAIR. This is a very simple chain with a lotus shape on it; perfect when you need something to wear around your neck but you don’t want anything too fussy that would draw the eye away from your clothing. This FOREVER FAMOUS ‘Lotus’ necklace fits the bill perfectly with its delicate feel and simple, yet well-designed shape. I love that this is available in a variety of metal finishes and because I could choose a rose-gold finish it meant that I could match it to the eyelets and buckle on my BLUEBERRY skirt. (It’s the little outfit details like that which make me a very happy Kitty indeed!)
I further accessorised with my absolute favourite bag this year, the ‘Haight-Ashbury’ from REVERIE that I purchased at INDIE TEEPEE. I’ve never been big on bags in Second Life, but this one has really changed my mind because it really is special. It’s always a conversation piece and I’ve had a great number of compliments for it when I’ve been wearing it during my grid-wide travels. I’m also sporting a watch/bracelet combination from REIGN which was a Gacha prize and I’m also swinging my GIZZA key-chain with gusto while I try and remember if there’s anything else I need to pack before I go…
Last but not least are my shoes. Remember a few moments ago when I wrote that you need sensible shoes on a shopping trip? Yeah, these are anything but sensible, but I care not a jot because they are lovely. These ‘Bucharest’ shoes by ESSENZ are incredibly substantial and I imagine they’d be satisfyingly heavy on the foot. They really deserve to be zoomed in upon and admired too because they’re so perfectly textured; you can even see stitching which is really going the extra mile for detail. You can change the colour of the sole and the metal of the zip at the back should you wish. I think they are pretty awesome, ticking all the boxes for shape, texture and desirability. They make me want to wear a flashing sign above my head that says “LOOK AT MY SHOES! WORSHIP THEM!” because they’re *that* good. Trust me, you need them in your life and you’ll find them in twelve fabulous colours to fit both Maitreya and SLink High feet. Team them with my VINYL tunic and my exquisite FOREVER FAMOUS necklace from THE MESH BODY ADDICTS FAIR and you’ve got three must-have items already from this event and it’s been not even been open a day yet! Here’s a complete Kitty shopping list for your delectation, and with that I must go and break my Linden bank-account with some more serious shopping! Enjoy!
Skin: ZOUL CREATIONS (Della sk1 – Dk Brows – chC worn with Della Eyeshadow – Kiwi 03 and Della Lips Bubblegum 02 via Sweet Lips applier)
Lashes: HUSH – Lashes – ‘Flirt’
Lips: PXL SweetLips v1.4
Ears: AITUI – Ear: Naked
Mesh Body: MAITREYA ‘Lara’ V3.4 (inc. hands and feet)
Eyes: IKON Destiny Eyes – Maya (M)
Hair: MURRAY ‘Giorgia’ Hairstyle (light brown 05)
Top: VINYL – Isabel Tunic No Strings Medium THE MESH BODY ADDICTS FAIR
Skirt: BLUEBERRY– Belted Denim Skirt – Gray
Shoes: ESSENZ – Bucharest (Maitreya)THE MESH BODY ADDICTS FAIR
Wristwatch: REIGN– Boho Watch- Chevron (RARE)
Necklace: FOREVER FAMOUS Lotus Necklace (Rose Gold) THE MESH BODY ADDICTS FAIR
Bag: REVERIE Haight-Ashbury Bag -Brown
Poses: All poses from BOUNCE THIS! (Candy Series)
Windlight used: CALWL Post-processing: Picmonkey
Quick Kitty PS: There’s a cracking competition being run for the duration of THE MESH BODY ADDICTS event that is well worth your entering, see the details below and good luck!