Let’s Get Some Shoes

I can never say the word ‘shoes’ without this going through my head..anyway, it’s Shoetopia, and if you want to buy some sho..erm, footwear then this is the event to visit!

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I had a very brief flit around and saw some pairs that caught my eye; not all of them for myself but I could see plenty of friends wearing.  In fact,  if I’m being honest there were only a few pairs that appealed to me especially, although there were some cracking male shoes this year that I’ll get Jez to tell you all about.  The shoe styles I did like though will be featuring in some of my future blog posts, starting with this pair, ‘Raquel’ by DEAD DOLLZ. These are a classic high heel design with a simple but very effective ruffle on the back; they’re fancy, but not OTT, and the gentle criss-cross toe bar and elegant ankle strap balance them perfectly.   Also included are hosiery socks to wear with the shoe via HUD, featuring 12 colours and on/off feature.  Incidentally at FAMESHED this month there is some coordinating hosiery to complete the look (which I’m wearing here in my picture) too. I’m also sporting some BAIASTICE lingerie in this shot too, the lovely ‘Guepiere’ set in lace black, also available at the latest round of FAMESHED. To finish my look I added my NERIDO ‘Chic’ Bolero jacket along with my AVAWAY ‘Gwen’ ribbon corset choker. (All basic kitty look details can be found HERE) Incidentally, the pose in this photo is NOT from the pop I’m sprawled across, it’s from the ‘Saucy’ shoe pose set by INFINITI which is also at SHOETOPIA.

Click HERE to go get some shoes.  Click here to feed your soul at FAMESHED.

 

Be My Valentine?

Is it me or has FAMESHED really knocked it out of the park the past few months? I’ve enjoyed their recent editions more than I have in a long time, and I congratulate them on managing to keep it fresh and fantastic when other events can look stale by comparison. I made a number of absolutely cracking purchases there this round, let me tell you all about them!

First of all, my frock. The dress I am wearing is called ‘Gia’ from REBEL HOPE DESIGNS.  I really like the simple styling that’s accented by fluted sleeves and a lace panel at the rear.  I also really like that it comes with options, us girls love our options after all, and you can choose a delicate sleeve (which is what I am wearing in the photo) and change the colour of the lace panel at the back.  The large sleeve option is very romantic so perfect for Valentines Day, but don’t go near any naked flames, because if you knock a candle over you’ll be barbecue!Snapshot_004.pngOn my tootsies, I’m sporting a pair of GOS’s finest, the ‘Lady G’ pump.  I was hoping for a leopard print or patent, version of these but I couldn’t see one (I am as dizzy as a bat though when I’m shopping at events so that doesn’t mean there isn’t one for sale, although if there isn’t please make them!) so I opted for my ever favourite red.  Now, Lady G is a bit special; GOS describe her as a “… classic high platform pump that is anything but basic. Four shoes in one, choose between a sky-high stiletto or block heel and an open foot or Mary Jane strap..” I opted for the classic heel, thicker and more substantial than a stiletto with a chunky pointed toe (the kind of toe that if you kicked someone in the nethers they’d know about for at least a week) and the aforementioned Mary Jane strap detail across the top of the foot.   Now, one of the things I have always loved about Gospel Voom‘s footwear is the attention to detail.  The texture is spot-on, it looks real and zooming in to check out these shoes is very satisfying.  Look at the clasp, it looks like it’s been fastened properly and you can even see a hint of the fastening bar behind the leather strap. I love the attention to detail like that.   The shoes are equally well textured inside, even though you’ll never see that element because you’ll be wearing them, and they sport branding on the sole.  They’re perfect.

Last but not least an honourable mention: I’m sporting new brow happiness from NAR MATTARU. Jade Glazner has long been a favourite creator of mine and I love her brows as much as I adore her tattoos and skins.  These brows are her latest and how I wish they were mine in real-life, I need more than some ABH brow pomade and concealer to shape these babies! Fortunately, in Second Life I can look utterly perfect, and these TARA brows work beautifully upon my AMARA BEAUTY ‘Hanna’ skin. They come with a HUD that allows you to choose from five colour variations, including a white brow option.  Glorious!

Finally shout-outs to the poses I’m using in this post; first-up for the main shot I’m using a nifty wee pose from AUTHENTIC POSES called ‘Confidence 04’, and the neon heart and pose are from a set called ‘Lovely Poses (Bento)’ by CNZ.  Both are from THE CHAPTER FOUR. 

KITTY WEARS: 

HEAD & EYES: CATWA ‘Kimberly’ and ‘Mesh Eyes’

EYES APPLIER: ARTE ‘Supernova’ THE CHAPTER FOUR

BODY: MAITREYA ‘Lara’

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘Hanna’ POWDER PACK EXCLUSIVE (December 2017)  (Worn on CATWA ‘Kimberly’ mesh head and MAITREYA ‘Lara’ mesh body) Worn with Powder Pack January exclusive Amara Beauty makeup 

TATTOOS: NAR MATTARU ‘Hold Fast’ tattoo

EARS:  RANDOM MATTER

NOSE RING: YUMMY

HAIR: ‘Jen’ WASABI 

SPECTACLES & RINGS: YUMMY ( Rings exclusive to N21)

NECK BOW: Bow by BOOM

DRESS, SHOES, BROWS AND POSES ALL DETAILS ABOVE/LINKS IN TEXT

Here, Kitty Kitty!

This week saw the release of the latest BISHBOX.  Along with POWDER PACK, It’s the only subscriber box that I pick up every month. I was incredibly excited to discover that the theme this month was ‘Bad Kitty’, as you can imagine that ticked ALL my boxes, but unfortunately, when it came to the opening and reviewing of the contents there were only a select few items that I really enjoyed.  In fact, this is how disappointed I was: I recorded a vlog and then deleted it. I just thought I sounded incredibly miserable and negative, but the fact was, there was so much scope and yet most of the participants had gone for the same old ideas.  I felt let down and disappointed. There is a lot more to creating a cat aesthetic than masks, PVC and collars.  True, it’s a theme that has been done to death in Second Life but I was ready to be wowed with some super original content and that just wasn’t the case. Now I’ve had a whinge there were a couple of stellar items that I really enjoyed, and I’ll feature those in forthcoming posts.

In other news, UBER has some interesting offerings this month. It’s an event I find a little hit or miss in the extreme. When I finally manage to get in I either go mad and buy all the things or harrumph and roll my eyes as I slope off home in a sulk.  This month saw me buying a few items but I don’t think it’s up to the usual standard. That said, the ‘Yonder Eyes’ from IZZIE’S are well worth checking out if you want to up your virtual eye game; the colours Izzie has created are beautiful.

Can you see a theme developing here? In fact, that’s something I’m seeing reflected in other events and offerings across the grid; is the virtual shopping bubble about to burst? Nah, I don’t think so.  Don’t forget that it’s almost Summer and people tend to hang out more in real life once the weather gets warm.  Yes, designers have real lives too you know!

Anyway, here’s a look I threw together featuring items from BISHBOX, UBER and MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY, which finishes soon so quick..run!

Kitty wears:

Body:

Mesh Head: CATWA ‘Kimberly’ (with CATWA Mesh Eyes)

Mesh Body: MAITREYA ‘Lara’ V4.1

Skin: AMARA BEAUTY ‘Katie’ POWDER PACK SL MAY 2017

Ears: MANDALA ‘Steking’ Season 5

Eyes: IZZIES ‘Yonder Eyes’ UBER

Hair: TRUTH ‘Scout’ ( Multitone 1)

Outfit:

Top: TETRA Off-Shoulder (red) UBER

Shorts:  L&B Swear ‘Dita’ Denim Shorts UBER

Boots: HUCCI ‘Itabuna’ Boots MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

Accessories:

Earrings: REIGN ‘Pentagram’ Earrings

Ears: DOE Wire Kitty ears – Part of hairstyle exclusive to BISHBOX ‘Bad Kitty’ May 2017

Choker: XYZ Tattoo Choker

Necklace: YUMMY Tiny Skull Necklace – Gold

Make-up: PINK FUEL ‘Queen’ Palette lipstick (From POWDER PACK March 2017)

Glasses: YUMMY Lillian Glasses – Gold

Manicure: SLACKGIRL ‘Sinal’ Mesh Nails @ MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

Pose: LUXE ‘Sonya-5’ UBER

Kitty’s Luxebox Review: March 2017

This month’s LUXEBOX  is really a bit of a corker.  Being on a limited budget,  I’ve had to be careful with the subscription box purchases that I make in-world ( the only one that I ABSOLUTELY must have is Powder Pack.  Oh, and Bishbox! Argh, see that’s two already!) so I haven’t purchased a Luxebox for a few months, but I’m so glad I have done this month! Why? Well, watch the videos to find out.

In Part One,  I talk about the releases from Ison, Azuchi, Foxes and Tres Blah. It’s professionally done, as all of my videos are.. ( No it isn’t, it’s an absolute farce but I care not a jot, I have so much fun doing these!) (I’ll add parts two and three once they’re uploaded!)

Here’s Part Two, where I try on Stories & Co, Teefy, Lamb and Moon’s contributions (they’re all rather fab!)

In Part Three I talk about the builds from Tarte and Scarlet Creative, and the lambs from Mish Mish that are squeeable!  I think it was a really great Luxebox this month, what did you think?