I have this weird little RL tradition. Every October 1st I listen to two A-Ha songs (Yes, A-ha, don’t judge they’re an amazing band!) One of them is called ‘October’ and it’s so atmospheric and usually leads me to listen to the album that it’s from, ‘Scoundrel Days’ which is an absolute classic as far as I’m concerned. The second song is always ‘Summer Moved On‘ because it’s such an evocative song and very fitting as the seasons have definitely shifted gear now here in the UK. Despite some warm days the Autumn has definitely landed; the mist was heavy in the air this morning and it’s cold and crisp in the morning. The central heating has been turned on and the jumpers are washed and ready for wearing.
I was listening to these songs as I rezzed into AMATORUM to shoot a snap or two. I love the space here; Luna Jubilee has decorated it so masterfully making it a fabulous location for taking photographs and exploring with friends. There are a few places in-world that I heartily recommend you consider joining to take photographs in-world or to enjoy socially. Along with AMATORUM I strongly recommend BLITHE and also ELYSION. Each one has a group membership fee but when you consider the costs of running the locations along with decorating them and hosting events it’s a small price to pay for the exclusivity of such beautiful areas.
I’m not feeling too well in real life at the moment(sciatica sucks!) so I needed an outfit that was easy to assemble in-world yet perfectly expressed the season. Keeping it casual I elected to wear this excellent ISON ‘Wrap off shoulder sweater’. I often say that I wear things in SECOND LIFE that I would wear in real life, and oh my word I would wear the hell out of this top. I can just imagine how soft the wool would be against my skin, and I love the off-shoulder fit and chunky texture. Of course, I just had to have it in my very favourite plum/burgundy/deep red shade (oh hang on, it’s maroon!) and contrasted the deep hue against the faded indigo of a well-loved TRES BLAH denim skirt. To accessorise I picked a YUMMY crochet collar along with a MAXI GOSSAMER ‘Raisa’ necklace which is currently available in world for a mere L$50 (quick, go and get one! It comes in two metals, has multi jewel colour options and includes matching earrings too!) I like the contradiction between these two items of jewellery; one a woven piece, the other a metal. It shouldn’t work but against the softness of the top it does, perfectly.
There’s no need for a fussy hairstyle with this look so long and straight is the order of the day, so I chose an old favourite LITTLE BONES hairstyle. I am *terrible* for remembering the hairstyles I’ve recently bought and have stored away in my inventory, I really am. I have so many styles that it’s frankly ridiculous and I always forget my latest purchases, finding myself wearing old favourites time and again and this one is no exception, but it works beautifully against my L’ETRE hair base and ears which I don’t think I’ve taken off since I bought them!
Last but not least I’m still wearing my CATWA ‘Tumble’ head ( will probably never take this off either tbh, I do adore it so) with my AMARA BEAUTY ‘Priya’ applier. I personally think ‘Priya’ is Shantia Soulstar’s release of the year and will take some beating; it’s such a versatile skin and works incredibly well on all my CATWA heads (Dyana, Gwen and Tumble) without exception, plus it includes a no brow option allowing me to make room for these exceptional brows that have just been released by NAR MATTARU.
I really do like a well drawn chunky brow on my avatar, and these ‘Aurian’ brows are Audrey Hepburnesque in their thickness, but taper artfully towards the end. With their light feathering to the fore of the brow, they actually feel quite soft and this makes them an excellent cosmetic layer option.
I do love this look, and I’ll be wearing it while I try to get into the myriad of events that have launched this October. We don’t just have the usual suspects to enjoy, but also so many Halloween themed sales to enjoy that I think I might start to lose count of them all.
I love how the Second Life grid comes to life this month; from now through to Christmas it’s a magical place to be, and I can’t wait to enjoy it all, just like I hope you’ve enjoyed this look!
Here’s your shopping list-ENJOY!
(Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Tumble’ mesh head and Maitreya ‘Lara’ body, eyeshadow and lipstick from Priya palette)
EYES: IKON ‘Charm’ eyes in ‘Brown’
EARS: L’ETRE Gem pierced ears
HAIRBASE: L’ETRE‘Candy’ (Black)
BROWS: NAR MATTARU ‘Aurian’ Brows (Black) Catwa
HAIR: LITTLE BONES ‘Lo’ ( L-tucked)
TOP: ISON – Wrap Off Shoulder Sweater-Maroon UBER SL
SKIRT: TRES BLAH ‘Revival’ Denim Skirt
SEPTUM: ARISE Calla Septum / Black_Gold
RINGS: Kibitz – Nightmare ring set – Copper
NECKLACE: MAXI GOSSAMER – ‘Raisa’ Drop Necklace **L$50 ONLY TODAY**
POSE (Main picture) : AMITIE ‘Aire 04’
LOCATION (Main picture) : Amatorum