Video review: Kitty’s an ‘Easy Rider’

Well,  I am in this jacket at least! In fact, I liked it so much that I vlogged about it!

You’ll find this gorgeous jacket is available for both men and women from the WINTER TREND SL event, which will be opening later today…Enjoy!

MBA:Make Mine A Baggy One!

snapshot_003My final choice from MBA this round, and it’s a classic.  In real life,  I like nothing more than sweaters and leggings at home, and this translates into SL too, so I was delighted with VINYL’s releases for MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY.

This is the ‘River’ Sweater.  It’s baggy and each pack  includes 2 options (print and plain). There are 16 options available 199L each/1,200L fat pack. There are quite a few cat-themed prints in this release and of course, I had to wear one of them for the snap. There are also some Capri leggings available at the event, but I opted to slop around in my skybox.

I’m still sporting the TRUTH VIP gift hair, ‘Sugar’ because quite frankly I adore it.  It’s the most perfect updo I’ve ever encountered in-world, and I just don’t want to take it off, although I ought to as I bought a shedload of lovely TRUTH hair in the recent Black Friday sale. I’m still sporting the ENTICE nylons that I featured a few posts ago because, well, why not?

It’s been a great round of MBA, and you’ve got one more day left to buy all the things from this illustrious event.

KITTY WEARS: 

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘PRIYA’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 02 Ivory

(Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Dyana’ mesh head and Maitreya ‘Lara’ body – lipstick from Catwa ‘Dyana’ HUD)

EYES: CATWA Mesh Eyes (Un-rigged)

EARS:  MANDALA ‘Steking’ – Season 5

EARRINGS: REIGN ‘Pentagram’ Earrings

HAIRBASE: L’ETRE‘Candy’ (Black)

HAIR: TRUTH – ‘Sugar’ (Gingers) – TRUTH VIP GROUP

TATTOO: SPEAKEASY ‘Catnip’

CHOKER: XYZ Tattoo Choker

NECKLACE: YUMMY ‘Palmistry’ necklace – Silver

SWEATER: VINYL ‘River’ Baggy Sweater MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY 

STOCKINGS: Featured on this blog post, part of the ENTICE lingerie set MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

MBA:Dressed for Success!

kitty-bedtime_004Oh, how I love a good frock. (I said frock, now stop that!)

And this, dear readers, is the embodiment of a good frock.

It’s from MOON ELIXIR for MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY and it’s a bit of a corker, as I hope you can tell.  It’s a kind of safari-style dress, so is quite formal with an ever-so-slightly popped collar, buttoned sleeves and buckled belt but then, WOAH, it’s open at the front so pretty much all your wares are on display.  There’s even the suggestion of nipples through the fabric (well, it is November after all!) which makes this rather more sexy than conventional.  I really like it; the mesh is good and the styling means that if you enjoy wearing tattoos and statement necklaces like I do then this is a great way to style them.shoes_008  I found a great pair of heels from MBA as well to team with this look, these are the ‘Sicilia’ sandals by KC COUTURE.  This is a brand that’s really come into its own during 2016, and that doesn’t surprise me one bit when you consider the quality of the releases that they’ve made this year.  ‘Sicilia’ are a real treat too; they come with an absolute multitude of customisation options in the 40 colour fat pack, including  removal of the stud embellishments should you so wish, something I haven’t encountered on similarly styled shoes.   The triple gemstone embellishment at the front looks very pretty and for L$195 you’d be hard-pressed to find a better value pair of heels that you can style so personally.  These will look great over Christmas, don’t you think?

You’ve got one day left before MBA closes for this round, don’t miss out!

KITTY WEARS: 

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘PRIYA’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 02 Ivory

(Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Dyana’ mesh head and Maitreya ‘Lara’ body – lipstick from Catwa ‘Dyana’ HUD)

EYES: CATWA Mesh Eyes (Un-rigged)

EARS:  MANDALA ‘Steking’ – Season 5

EARRINGS: REIGN ‘Pentagram’ Earrings

HAIRBASE: L’ETRE‘Candy’ (Black)

HAIR: TRUTH ‘Sugar’ (Gingers) – TRUTH VIP GROUP

TATTOO: SPEAKEASY ‘Catnip’

CHOKER: XYZ Tattoo Choker

NECKLACE: YUMMY ‘Divining Crystals’ Necklace (Silver)

DRESS: MOON ELIXIR ‘Wanderlust’ MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

STOCKINGS: Part of the Entice Lingerie set that I blogged HERE   MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

HEELS:  KC COUTURE ‘Sicilia’ Heels MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

POSES: Kitty’s Own

 

MBA: And so, to bed..

kitty-bedtime_003One of my absolute favourite things to do in real life is sleep. It sounds ridiculous, but seriously the whole concept of naps was probably written with me in mind. I can’t think of anything better than getting a blankie, a mug of cocoa and even better, a hot water bottle and snuggling down on the sofa to gaze at the inside of my eyelids.  Bonus points if a dog or cat joins me too ( they usually do!)It’s natural then that I would re-create this in Second Life, and luckily for me, THE ANNEX has provided the perfect prop at MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY.  It’s a simple, draped mesh blanket with a chunky knit texture and a satin seam that makes for some gorgeous photographs..and snoozes! There are  5 options (pink, white, yellow grey and blue) priced at  199L each. Note: There aren’t any poses in this blanket, so adapt it to suit your own (it’s not difficult to do).  Right, you must excuse me, I have some sheep to count, once I’ve moved the cats off the bed!

KITTY WEARS: 

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘PRIYA’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 02 Ivory

(Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Dyana’ mesh head and Maitreya ‘Lara’ body – lipstick from Catwa ‘Dyana’ HUD)

EYES: CATWA Mesh Eyes (Un-rigged)

EARS:  MANDALA ‘Steking’ – Season 5

EARRINGS: REIGN ‘Pentagram’ Earrings

HAIRBASE: L’ETRE‘Candy’ (Black)

HAIR: TRUTH – ‘Sugar’ (Gingers) – TRUTH VIP GROUP

TATTOO: SPEAKEASY ‘Catnip’

CHOKER: XYZ Tattoo Choker

BLANKET: THE ANNEX Blanket MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY 

HOT WATER BOTTLE: SWAY’S ( from a previous round of The Arcade)

POSE: Kitty’s Own

MBA: An Almost Black Friday

black-friday_006MBA Bi-Monthly is still in full swing so you have plenty of time to zoom on by and treat yo’self to some glorious mesh body fashion.

Here’s a little look I created using the latest ENTICE lingerie release that’s available at the event. It’s a bit scrumptious, isn’t it?  I feel like a little Christmas pudding in this ensemble!  I love the lace skirt and lacey texture on the bra.  The fit on my Maitreya bod is good, and to add some extra va-va-voom I added my current favourite heels, GLAMISTRY ‘Rose’  and the fantastic ‘Sugar’ hairstyle that is exclusive to TRUTH VIP members. I’m a complete slut for a decent updo, this one really ticks all my boxes and because it’s a VIP gift it comes with ALL the colour HUDS so I’ll get plenty of wear from it!

Here’s your shopping list.

KITTY WEARS: 

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘PRIYA’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 02 Ivory

(Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Dyana’ mesh head and Maitreya ‘Lara’ body, eyeshadow and lipstick from Priya palette) 

EYES: CATWA Mesh Eyes (Un-rigged)

EARS:  MANDALA ‘Steking’ – Season 5

EARRINGS: REIGN ‘Pentagram’ Earrings

HAIRBASE: L’ETRE‘Candy’ (Black)

HAIR: TRUTH – ‘Sugar’ (Gingers) – TRUTH VIP GROUP

 

CHOKER(Yummy) Corset Choker – Gold – Black

POSE:  Can’t find the name of it just yet, will update as soon as I do! 

TATTOO: SPEAKEASY ‘Catnip’

OUTFIT: ENTICE – ‘Pillow Talk’ Lingerie and nylons – MBA BI-MONTHLY

LASHES: ADORED ‘Killjoy’ Lashes

SHOES: GLAMISTRY – ‘Rose’ Heels

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Witchy Wednesday: Crimson Witch

the-magic-doesnt-happen-until-this-witch-gets-her-coffeeIt’s rare that an outfit I post to Plurk gets such a reaction as the one this did when I posted it to  my timeline earlier, but it was really gratifying that it did.  I needed that, as I am absolutely FULL of germs in RL.  You know how some people come into work and share their illness with everyone else? Yeah, I got double-barrelled; the guy who sits opposite me had just returned from Belgium and brought back more than beer, and the girl who sits beside me was a shivering, snotty mess. With odds like that,  I had no chance, and I’m suffering. My chest feels like it’s full of particularly dusty feathers, and when I cough, well, put it this way, not one of my furry companions wants to sit with me, and don’t even get me started on the boyfriend! Anyway, onto more important things; this look. Sometimes an outfit just works, you know? Don’t laugh, but I think I stress more about my image in Second Life than I do in real life. Actually, scratch that, I KNOW I do, when really all I need to do is open my inventory, take a rummage through it and see what sticks. This outfit is a prime example of that; I felt bobbins so just threw everything on that I’d recently acquired and wow, it worked!
The main elements of this are from THE EPIPHANY gacha event; I’m sorry, don’t hate me. I managed to get in and went in hard; I had a list and a budget and left with about 50% of what I had wished for, so if anyone can recommend some good Gacha sales featuring Epiphany items PLEASE let me know! Your main machines for this are the ones from APHORISM, REIGN and MOON.
So, onto the outfit: red and black with a witchy twist, the top is from APHORISM and I paired it with a skirt from REIGN that I really wanted because it has such a Killstar Clothing feel to it. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if the shape of the skirt and the top would work together, but I needn’t have been concerned, it looks perfect.
I also chose accessories from the REIGN gacha ( the coffee mug and the necklace, I need to go back though because I need pretty much everything else) and because I’m REALLY into eyewear added some fave shades from GLAMISTRY. My hairstyle is by MOON, it’s called ‘In-Between Days’ which *has* to be a reference to the most excellent song by THE CURE of the same name. It can’t actually be a reference to how hair should look in-between (washing) days because never in a month of Sundays can I get mine to look anywhere near half decent unless I’ve shampooed it BUT ANYWAY I DIGRESS *breathes*, it’s a fabulous hairstyle and I was ruddy delighted that I dropped the black and white pack. I love how it falls over my shoulder meaning my pentacle earrings, also from the most excellent REIGN  gacha is on display.
Some final flourishes from KIBITZ complete the look; I absolutely adore KIBITZ and their range of eclectic jewellery and accessories, and this planchette style bag finishes off my look perfectly. I’ve also added my favourite witchy ring set which is also a KIBITZ item.
Last but not least, I’m wearing my CATWA ‘Dyana’ mesh head along with CATWA Mesh eyes which are currently usurping my usual IKON favourites, and of course I’m sporting my MAITREYA ‘Lara’ body coupled with a favourite AMARA BEAUTY skin, the ever stunning ‘Lucie’, which is probably my favourite skin release of the year (although there are a couple of months left and I’m fickle like that!)shoes_004.jpg
Of course,  you need a decent pair of shoes to match the outfit, and I am LOVING these new ‘Rose’ heels from Glamistry. These feel flamboyant and glamorous and work perfectly well in red and black for this look, but imagine them with denim jeans and a tied shirt and you have immediate Rockabilly style! Thinking further on, slap on a short frock and tease your hair up into a beehive and you have a look that I’m sure Amy Winehouse would be more than happy to wear. As you can see from the image below they come with the usual quality options that only GLAMISTRY can provide, and I will be wearing these throughout the spooky holiday season!30121528366_a5bb9a420e_k I feel shagging awful; when I cough I really do sound like a goose farting in the fog; so it’s nice to have been able to log into SECOND LIFE to create this look and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Good luck getting into THE EPIPHANY!  and enjoy these glorious GLAMISTRY shoes!

( Last but not least, Kitty’s ears are from Mandala and pose from !bang, adapted using Animare. Inspiration for post title from this list: Top Ten Witch Songs)

Summer Moved On

Summer Moved On..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!

snapshot_011Here’s your shopping list-ENJOY!

KITTY WEARS: 

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘PRIYA’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 02 Ivory

(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

ACCESSORIES:

SEPTUM: ARISE Calla Septum / Black_Gold

RINGS: Kibitz – Nightmare ring set – Copper

CHOKER(Yummy) Crochet Choker – Wine / Gold N21

NECKLACE: MAXI GOSSAMER  – ‘Raisa’ Drop Necklace **L$50 ONLY TODAY**

POSE (Main picture) : AMITIE ‘Aire 04’

LOCATION (Main picture) : Amatorum

MBA: A Perfect Illusion

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So MESH BODY ADDICTS is back for another bi-monthly round and this month is a good ‘un!  I KNOW that we all suffer from event fatigue these days because there are way too many going on in-world and it’s so hard to keep up with all of them (thank goodness for SERAPHIM!) but I promise the MBA BI-MONTHLY is totally worth your time!

For a start,  if you don’t visit you’ll miss out on this fabulous dress from CUTE OR DIE!  It’s certainly incredibly sweet and very simple; a plain dress with a tight, vest style body accompanied by a slightly more voluminous skirt.  So far, so simple, but then turn around and look at the back and you’re in for a surprise! I love this scooped, open-back style that is finished with a large ribbon.  It struck me that this can be worn in a myriad of ways (and would even make a very effective Bridesmaid dress if you’re so inclined) but I chose to go for a fresh and funky urban feel.  I added these cracking ‘Sabrina’ sneakers from ILLI which are just bursting with detail; big and satisfyingly chunky with contrast colours and there are even see-through air pockets built into each sole which add a neat retro vibe.  To accessorise I threw on some favourite ATOMIC shades and my favourite tattoo-style choker, but it’s the hairstyle that really brings this look together,  and I’m wearing an absolute belter. This is the newly released ‘Battlefield’ hair from SPELLBOUND  and I’m in love with it.  That’s surprising to me as I initially thought this hair  wouldn’t suit me, but, of course,  I threw on a demo and I’m so glad that I did because I immediately fell in love!

The style is pretty simple really; hair piled up to add volume at the crown is capped with a sweet, messy bun and finished with two plaits that frame the face, but what really sets this style apart are the funky touches; you can add hair rings to your plait and they look awesome! It sort of feels like they shouldn’t work, but they really do and enhance the look perfectly, giving it a street-style vibe.

I really love this look.  It’s not very often I wear white but it works so well here,don’t you think?  The ribbon and the trainers really pop with colour against the bright white dress and the hairstyle just complements it all incredibly well.

Mesh Body Addicts Bi-Monthly: SALT & PEPPER 'Skye'Incidentally, if you’re looking for something to wear underneath then be sure to check out this fantastic lingerie at the event from SALT & PEPPER. This is ‘Skye’ and that’s a very appropriate name, it’s certainly angelic with the straps adding a naughty element. Scrumptious, isn’t it? 

Kitty Wears: 

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘PRIYA’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 02 Ivory

(Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Dyana’ mesh head and Maitreya ‘Lara’ body) 

EYES: IKON ‘Charm Eyes’ in  ‘Brown’

EARS: L’ETRE Gem pierced ears

HAIRBASE: L’ETRE‘Candy’ (Black)

SEPTUM RING: CHARY  -7 (Gold) RARE (No longer available, store closed) 

NECKLACE: XYZ Tattoo Choker (MP Item, L$50)

SHADES: ATOMIC ‘Stella’ Shades

HAIR: SPELLBOUND ‘Battlefield’ (Catwa fit) Chapter III Magic

DRESS: CUTE OR DIE! ‘Tenshi’ dress MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

SHOES:   ILLI ‘Sabrina’ Sneakers MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

POSE: ARTIS ‘Aerial – Stand Model 3’ POSE LOVER & FRIENDS 

(Title of post inspired by Lady Gaga’s AMAZING new single, check it out here)

Sneaky Peak: Mesh Body Addicts is back!

Mesh Body Addicts Bi-Monthly: METHOD 'Belted Bodysuit'Can you believe it’s September already? *Gulp* The fruits are ripe on the boughs, the leaves are turning and there’s a bit of a nip in the air. Autumn is just around the corner and it’s my absolute favourite time of year; for one thing,  I’m a Virgo and it’s my birthday in September, and for another,  I simply adore the colours of this season.
Which means that this month’s round of the MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY should be filled to the brim with Falltastic delights to thrill me,  and to kick things off here’s the perfect leather bodysuit for the season.This is a very glamorous one piece affair from METHOD, featuring a contrast belt sitting perfectly upon a beautiful sculpt. The leather texture is well applied and really makes this feel like a quality item; add a statement updo (I’m wearing VANITY HAIR ‘Cocktails’ in brown here) and some towering heels and you’re all set for a night of high-class seduction at a club. Mesh Body Addicts Bi-Monthly: VINYL & FISHY STRAWBERRYSomething else that’s super fabulous this round is these ‘Joy’ halter tops by VINYL. They have a great velvet texture, can be found in 15 diff colors and are  HUD Operated. Each solid color comes with a zebra pattern too. We’re in for a cracking MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY this round, are you ready?

 

FETISH FAIR: Here Kitty Kitty!

Snapshot_002What is a Fetish, exactly?  Well, the dictionary definition is thus: a form of sexual desire in which gratification is linked to an abnormal degree to a particular object, item of clothing, part of the body, etc. “a man with a fetish for surgical masks” Yeah, you can get things to cater to that particular whim in Second Life.  You can find pretty much every fetish catered to across the grid, and you’ll find some of them amply represented at THE FETISH FAIR.  Now, truth be told, I don’t think I have any fetishes unless you count an acute  longing for a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake, but there’s nothing sexual in that. (In fact,  I dare say a good slice of Victoria Sponge could be considered better than five minutes of lustful behaviour in some quarters; wash it down with a mug of PG and I’m sold but anyway, I digress..)Snapshot_006I’m not into fetishized behaviour, but I can appreciate that some people are and I do understand the impact that fetish culture has made on fashion and lifestyle in the modern age. Corsets have gone from being mere undergarments to being perhaps the most easily accessible (and adaptable) item of fetish wear, and there are plenty to be found at the event.  There genuinely is something for everyone, but I really liked this corset from WONDERLOST that I picked up at the event.  I like the contrast leopard print at the front (it always has to be leopard print, you should know that by now!) and the straps on the thighs.  I paired it with a mask that I found and naturally had to have; this is the cat mask from BITCH FACTORY that is available at the event. I like the open structure of this, and it looks like it would sit very well with the haute couture crowd.  I have to go back to FETISH FAIR 2016 because it was busy and I’m sure I’ve missed loads of stuff (correction, I KNOW that I have, check out Seraphim’s coverage HERE) but I was pretty sure I fancied a change from boots to go with this look. Snapshot_007.jpgLucky for me then that GLAMISTRY released some excellent heels that can easily adapt themselves to a fetish theme.  The ‘Camilla’ heels feature eyelets and cords that actually give a shibari feel, and even though aren’t sold at the event they’re a perfect match.  I chose mine to match and perfectly coordinate with my outfit; styling them in black with matching cords and adding a red Laboutinesque sole. The little suede tag on the cord can also be coloured to suit your whim and is ever so suggestive of a blindfold. The fact that they’re even called ‘Camilla’ fills my head with images of dominatrix galore…Snapshot_008If there was ever a pair of shoes designed to make you utter the phrase “Yes, Mistress!” these would be it I think!

Here are your shopping details…

  • Basic information including makeup and skin details can be found on my previous post
  • Outfit items available at FETISH FAIR 2016  (Click on brand names for TP to main stores)
  • ‘Camilla’ heels are available exclusively from GLAMISTRY 

I’m back-did you miss me?

Witchy Wednesday - 'Minimal' ChokerI’ve missed you guys too, but sometimes you need to take a break, and I’ve had a jolly good one.  I’ve been away from the blog for almost a month, and I confess I haven’t missed Second Life at all.

We’ve had a relatively decent summer here in deepest, darkest Derbyshire so instead of enjoying the fact that it never rains (unless you want it to) in Second Life, I’ve stepped out from behind my keyboard and  relished that fact that, just for a change, it actually hasn’t been raining too much in real life either!

In fact I’ve been out and about, catching Pokemon aplenty in the local park (Level 22 y’all) and not even thinking about SL.  That’s not to say I haven’t missed it because I have, but I haven’t felt the intense pressure to log-in at all this summer, other than to pay my rent.

I’ve often said it, but when Second Life becomes a chore it’s time to leave. You’d be surprised how many times I’ve seen Plurk friends who also happen to be bloggers say that they don’t want to log-in. Usually, this is because they’re over-stretched by blogging commitments and who can blame them with the amount of events and designers that we have in-world now?

This year, in particular,  I’ve seen many people leave; from store owners to sim owners who have just realised that Second Life, for them at least, has served the purpose it was meant to and it’s time for them to move on.  Let’s be realistic; Second Life has been around for a long time now and it’s only reasonable to expect that some people will feel that they’ve gone as far with it as they can and it’s time to switch to pastures new. Perhaps these people will be tempted to return in some way when Project Sansar hits the grid? Who knows, but I can understand their feelings and appreciate that sometimes as the virtual fixation starts to fade, the compulsion to log in starts to leave and real life takes over completely.

Leaving Second Life has never been an option for me. I genuinely do adore it way too much and have invested too much time and money into my virtual space to consider leaving permanently.  But a sanity break is often required, and in fact it’s something I recommend.  I have been through my total addiction phase, where you eat, sleep and breathe Second life and forget that you have an identity outside of the virtual world, but for some people the lines are so blurred that it’s hard to appreciate where the real life and virtual personalities separate, and that’s precisely why a break is so important, plus you come back with fresh eyes ready for a change; whether that’s a completely new avatar or even a sparkling new skybox; being refreshed and reinvigorated helps the Second Life adventure start over,  all shiny and new again.

I’m buzzing with new ideas about features and articles for my blog. I was writing down in my notebook last night ideas for themed postings in the lead up to Christmas, but before then we have my favourite time of year to be in SL, Halloween. I’m even considering a complete remodel of the blog (and if anyone reading can help me with that I’d really appreciate it!)

I confess that before my break I was starting to feel really fatigued by all the events that are overwhelming the grid and an element of ‘sameness’ was starting to creep in.  I was starting to see the same kinds of  clothes,  hairstyles and furnishings everywhere I looked and it wasn’t making me feel inspired enough to even consider putting pen to paper, let alone log-in.  Then, of course, there  was the whole sorry saga regarding the Oculus Rift viewer, or lack of it.  If you recall I was aghast that there was no viewer, and after my post went viral Linden Lab finally released one that was absolutely appalling and unusable, and unsurprisingly no sooner had it been released then it was withdrawn. This all left me feeling very disillusioned and I needed my time out.Now after my break  I’m back to my favourite feeling of all; that eager anticipation that builds up during the afternoon before I leave work.  I arrive home, get changed and pour a glass of wine before I settle down at my PC and log-in..

It’s been a great summer, but it’s so good to be back, and I’m straight back into it with some items from *gulp* the FETISH FAIR 2016, from WE DO SL. It’s a professionally styled and easy to navigate occasion and is rather more focused towards elegant kink than sleaze, and you’ll find a wonderful array of wearables of all kinds that fit the fetish theme.  Of course, skins are going to be a huge deal at an event like this and AMARA BEAUTY have provided a duo of absolutely top notch skins at this event.  In the snap above I’m sporting the AMARA BEAUTY ‘Kandi’ skin in Ivory. I’ve added a layer of glorious light fuschia lipstick from the accompanying lip palette along with adding lashes and eyeliner (that is practically a spot-on match to the lips) from EUPHORIC @ the latest round of COSMOPOLITAN. To finish, I’m wearing my favourite pierced ears and hairbase from L’ETRE, along with a septum piercing by  MONS and of course I rarely wear any eyes unless they’re from IKON.  My hair is by BESOM, and my jewellery is a fantastic choker by MINIMAL.  I’ll be sharing some more images from FETISH FAIR 2016 over the next few days..

MBA: Bohemian Like You

MBA Bi-Monthly-My Favourite Look..is drawing to a close.  It’s been an excellent round, and I’ve rocked some awesome looks this month, but I think this one is particularly special in an understated way. It’s often the case when you first try something on you’re just not sure how to make it work, at least it was for me with this top from VINYL.  VINYL as a brand has built up quite a fervent following and it’s no wonder; they make great individual pieces, but when I tried this leather top on I just wasn’t feeling it.  That is until I added these trousers, part of the ‘Lia’ set from ELEGANCE BOUTIQUE.  The unusual cut-out feature below the hip and the fabric texture works really well against the short styling of the VINYL ‘Katy’ top and as a combination,  they’re perfect together.  They have a boho vibe, enhanced even further by this statement necklace by YUMMY for N21.  To complete the look I added a gorgeous style by RUNAWAY HAIR that I purchased at HAIR FAIR 2016, and added these absolutely perfect statement sandals from GLAMISTRY.  These ‘Columbine’ sandals are just divine; the perfect combination of strap and sole with fabulous details such as rivets and textured bands.  As you can see from the snap below they complement the trousers beautifully; both are so well constructed due to their texture choices that they just ooze quality. The snakeskin effect just takes the detailing on these onto the next level; they’re an absolute must-have for summer 2016! feet_001Oftentimes a look works for me because I can totally see myself wearing it in real life; this is one of those occasions.  A simple look that’s upscaled despite the simple styling due to the statement necklace and great textures; it’s my absolute favourite creation from the latest round of the MBA BI-MONTHLY for JULY 2016.

You’ve got just a few days left to enjoy the event, don’t delay! 

Kitty Wears: 

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘LIZA’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 03 Peach    (Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Gwen’ mesh head) 

Part of the ‘Buy Now’ event, links for demos as follows: 

EYES: IKON ‘Triumph Eyes’ eyes in  ‘Storm’

LASHES: ARTE ‘Gem Lashes’ (Catwa) Set 01 THE CHAPTER FOUR

SEPTUM RING: CHARY  -7 (Gold) RARE (No longer available, store closed) 

NOSE STUD: AMALA ‘The Circle Nose Stud’

NECKLACE: YUMMY  ‘Paradise Pendant Collection’ (Gold) N21

HAIR: RUNAWAY HAIR ‘Jenna’ (Ombres-materials) HAIR FAIR 2016

TOP: VINYL ‘Katy’ Leather Top (Maitreya)– MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

TROUSERS: ELEGANCE BOUTIQUE ‘Lia’ Ivory (Maitreya) – MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

SANDALS:  GLAMISTRY ‘Columbine’

(Poses are by Striking Poses and are so old it’s ridiculous, so sadly they’re not available in-world anymore..)

MBA: The Desert Rose

UntitledSo, managed to get into HAIR FAIR 2016 yet? I have, cue a smug kitty purring like the proverbial cat that got the cream! I had a mooch around on Friday night and I was super impressed; guys this year there are some pretty amazing hairstyles on offer with every taste and whim catered to. I think it’s the best one for a couple of years truth be told, and I found it much easier to navigate and shop than during previous events. This year the sim is styled like a movie lot with small bungalows used as shops displaying the wares. There are camera rigs and equipment scattered around that suggest a bustling movie-making environment, but none of the set dressing detracts from the main event: SERIOUS HAIR SHOPPING.My first assessment suggests that there are more bobs and mid-length styles this year, which pleased me no end (even though I tend to wear my hair longer these days, typical!) and it’s been incredibly hard to pick a stand-out style; plus when I visited there were some vendors that hadn’t been set up yet, so clearly I’ll need to visit many more times! I know that it is frustrating if you’re struggling to get in, so the best advice that I can offer is to join the HAIR FAIR 2016 group in-world because it is FULL of demos for you to try. Make a list of what you like, and BE PATIENT. The first few days of an event like HAIR FAIR 2016 are always insane; if you can wait a few days then go midweek when people will be at work or busy doing other things. For super safety as well, remember to wear a very low ARC avatar. I’ve mentioned before that I basically strip everything down and remove all my mesh attachments, clothes and shoes and either go wearing an invisible avatar or just my underwear. Despite what you may think Hair Fair isn’t an event to be seen at, it’s an event to shop at, and any lag reductions are always appreciated.
Anyway, here’s a lovely style that really caught my eye. It’s by ELUA and what really appealed to me about this was the body at the crown; I love a voluminous ponytail and when it has as much oomph as this it’s a sure-fire hit with me, isn’t it grand? (Because I’m wearing a mesh head there’s a bit of an edge to the way the style sits; to combat this I added a substantial hair base from L’ETRE, a store that sells some amazing hair bases that you can use with a variety of mesh heads. This one has been available for a while and it’s not very often that you’ll see me without it, I do love it so!) Wearing a style with dark roots allows for better blending with the hair base, so as you can see it looks perfectly wearable and very smart. I love the way that the hair falls to either side of my head from the ponytail itself, and it frames my features beautifully.
Speaking of which, check out my face Kitty readers! This is the ‘Liza’ skin from AMARA BEAUTY and of course it’s yet another winner from Shantia Soulstar. (This skin features in this month’s ‘Buy Now’ Marketplace event)  This one has a heavy brow that is just perfectly applied and I love the juxtaposition of the brow against the hairbase. The brow frames the features beautifully; in fact, all that is needed really is a strong lashline and you can get that from your Catwa HUD, but I’ve opted to use some lashes that I found at THE CHAPTER FOUR.
These are the ARTE ‘Gem’ lashes and they’re beautiful. They’re nice and long they frame the eyes without the need for extra liner, and as you can see they look perfect. In fact, the face is pretty simple here and all I’ve added for extra definition is a nice strong toffee lipstick from the ‘Liza’ palette. I’m wearing an old favourite septum piercing along with a nose stud that was a rather splendid ‘Fifty Linden Friday’ choice by AMALA and neither distract, but complements the make-up perfectly.
Onto my outfit and I’m wearing a rather wonderful dress by KAITHLEENS from MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY. This is the Maitreya fit; it’s a little generous to the bust and shoulder area but I do like the shape and the contrast bow belt at the waist makes for a very feminine look.
To finish I added a super chunky YUMMY ‘Tuareg’ necklace from the UBER ‘Sahara’ event and I’m good to go.

Kitty Wears: 

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘LIZA’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 03 Peach    (Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Gwen’ mesh head) 

Part of the ‘Buy Now’ event, links for demos as follows: 

EYES: IKON ‘Triumph Eyes’ eyes in  ‘Storm’

HAIR: ELUA ‘Xanthe’ Ombre Basic HAIR FAIR 2016

LASHES: ARTE ‘Gem Lashes’ (Catwa) Set 01 THE CHAPTER FOUR

SEPTUM RING: CHARY  -7 (Gold) RARE (No longer available, store closed) 

NOSE STUD: AMALA ‘The Circle Nose Stud’

NECKLACE: YUMMY  Tuareg Beaded Necklace UBER-SAHARA

DRESS: KAITHLEEN’S Tied Dress – Fatpack Maitreya – MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

 

MBA: My Tears Dry On Their Own

MBD Bi-Monthly - For the Blog 1Another day and another vintage inspired look courtesy of this month’s round of MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY.  Incidentally, it doesn’t have a vintage theme, it’s just how I’ve decided to style my snaps this time, but I do think it works, especially with my outfit choice for today. I’m wearing an absolute bobby-dazzler of a frock from HILLY HAALAN. There’s so much to love about this, from the button detail to the ruffles and the general shape of the dress.  It fits my Maitreya body very well but here’s the best bit: using the HUD you can change the ruffles, bodice and chest of the dress to create a style all of your own, which is PRECISELY what this Kitty did, see? MBA Monthly- To Be BloggedEven better than that? There are FIFTY options on the HUD for this dress and it costs just L$125. Which is crackers.  It’s so worth getting, and so much fun tweaking the outfit options on the HUD. I especially like the choice of patterns and it’s super fun to mix them with plain elements to make a unique dress.

To add the vintage feel but with a modern twist I added my beloved VANITY HAIR ‘Winehouse’ style (I think Amy would have liked this dress), I and added some big shades from GLAM AFFAIR, that I had totally forgotten I had but was delighted to rediscover them covered in dust and a bit of old chewing gum at the bottom of my inventory..

I’m still sporting my ALASKA METRO ‘Pride’ manicure and my CAROL G ‘Lovely Roses’ tattoo, but the sharper eyed amongst you may spy that I’m sporting a different skin. This is the ‘Alice’ skin from WOW SKINS that is available at this round of MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY  and it offers some lovely detailing to the face and body. (Yes, I know you can’t see properly owing to sunglasses, I will show her off a little later this week, OK?)

KITTY WEARS: 

SKIN: WOW SKINS ‘Alice’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in Milk   (Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Gwen’ mesh head) MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY JULY 2016 

EYES: IKON ‘Triumph Eyes’ eyes in ‘Storm’

HAIR: VANITY HAIR ‘Winehouse’ (F)(MAT)-Ombres

DRESS: HILLY HAALAN ‘Akira’ Dress MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY JULY 2016 

SEPTUM RING: CHARY  -7 (Gold) RARE (No longer available, store closed) 

SUNGLASSES: GLAM AFFAIR – Vintage Sunglasses Black

TATTOO: CAROL G ‘Lovely Roses’ MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

MANICURE: ALASKA METRO ‘Pride’ PULSE FUNDRAISER

Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves!

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One of the many joys of being in the SL BLOGGER SUPPORT group is that we are occasionally granted early access to events.  Often, at first glance, an event won’t necessarily fit in with my own personal agenda, but I’ll still visit in case I’m surprised and find something absolutely smashing that I just have to have.  Today I visited an event that is a perfect example of just that!

DREAMFUL describes itself as an event themed around “..dreamy, blossom, cute and romantic items for kids and adults avatars..” and if I’m being  honest it’s the kind of thing that I  generally avoid, but in truth, I’m seriously pleased that I dropped by.  I spied some lovely hair and dresses and some uber kawaii items that will appeal to a wide audience, including this cracking shirt and hairstyle that I’m wearing in the picture above.

This hair is by FOXY; a new-to-me brand that retails an eclectic range of sunglasses and chokers, yoga accessories and journals  in their store. They’re certainly worth your time and Lindens, and it seems like they’re expanding their range into hair now too with three styles at current events; the must-have double plait/ponytail combo that seems to be on every blog called ‘Skinny Love’ which is available from THE CRYSTAL HEART FESTIVAL, a loose bob called ‘Melt’ available at TRES CHIC and this Swing Out Sister inspired style called ‘Heartbeats’ from DREAMFUL.  It’s a short, sharp and sassy style, seriously reminiscent of Corinne Drewery and Louise Brooks and tied close to the skull with a thick headband. I look forward to more equally inspired hairstyles from the brand.   I’ve teamed my style with a fabulous cold shoulder style ‘Peekaboo’ denim shirt from LAZYBONES (also available at DREAMFUL) and the result is a quirky, 80’s inspired look.

The accessories that I’m sporting in this snap are both from the PULSE FUNDRAISER, which is raising funds for the victims of the ORLANDO SHOOTING.  You’ll find an absolute plethora of items donated by some of the biggest and brightest designer names in SECOND LIFE and it’s a wonderfully inspiring way to show your support and raise funds for those affected by the tragedy.  I just had to get this fantastic Mani/Pedi from ALASKA METRO called ‘Pride’ which features an absolutely essential selection of glitter and rainbow designs which I’ll get tonnes of wear from.  I’m also sporting a rather wonderful wristband from IZZIES too; it’s also called ‘Pride’and is an open leather cuff design that features interchangeable messages to show your love and respect for all members of the LGBT community.

Last but not least my AMARA BEAUTY skin, ‘Dana’, looks great with this outfit.

KITTY WEARS:

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘DANA’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 03 Peach    (Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Gwen’ mesh head)

EYES: IKON ‘Triumph Eyes’ eyes in ‘Storm’

BODY:  MAITREYA ‘Lara’

HAIR: FOXY ‘Heartbeats’ DREAMFUL

SHIRT: LAZYBONES ‘Peekaboo’ Blue DREAMFUL

MANICURE: ALASKA METRO ‘Pride’ PULSE FUNDRAISER

BRACELET: IZZIE’S ‘Pride’ Bracelet PULSE FUNDRAISER

Pose is by KIRIN, Fashi Pose 3.  I changed the hands slightly using ANIMARE

Viva La Glamistry!

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I’m really rocking the vintage feel in this snap.  I wanted a less formal look than my beehive and frock which I posted previously, so opted for an old pair of denims, an on-trend tied-tee ( have you seen how many items you can get in world at the moment that are tied? Who would have thought a knot could make such a difference!) and an updo that really gave off the vintage vibe.  The bandana around this style makes it feel less formal than your standard headwear, but it’s the combination of these fantastic shades and heels from GLAMISTRY that really take this look outta time!

The sunglasses are classic styling- a thick rim with metal details to the tips of the frame and the sides. They’re easy to change via HUD, and rather than use them as sunglasses I opted to change the lenses to a totally transparent look so that I have the perfect everyday spectacles to match my outfit.  (Also it costs a mere L$247 for a pack of twelve essential colours!! BARGAIN!) Exposed_003My heels are really rather special; these are the GLAMISTRY ‘Ramonda’ pumps and the animal print I chose to wear really pushes them back  into the decade of  Rock ‘n’ Roll but with a thoroughly modern twist.  Guys, these are well-worth a close-up look.  For a start the texture is incredible, a brushed fur effect to the animal print is juxtaposed against a pin-sharp heel and a metal stripe to the rear of the show and the front.  Like all GLAMISTRY footwear you have great options here to change various elements of the shoe, so because the majority of my jewellery on this look is silver I opted for that choice in my footwear too.Exposed_002The look is decades fresh and incredibly wearable, and I got complimented upon it at SL13B, where I was due to contribute to the latest DRAX FILES RADIO HOUR broadcast.  Alas, as is my luck, I had a massive hardware failure as I took my seat upon the stage which meant I couldn’t contribute, and I sloped off with very wounded Kitty pride.  Still, even though I was silent I looked bloody hot, even if I say so myself!

Interested in this look? Here are the details and as always, happy shopping!

Kitty Wears:

FEATURED ITEMS: GLAMISTRY ‘Ramonda’ Heels and PU2003 Glasses

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘DANA’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 03 Peach    (Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Gwen’ mesh head) worn with JUST MAGNETISED Perfect Eyebrows Set 04 for Catwa and NOVA ‘porsha’ Eyeliners (Catwa Applier) COSMETIC FAIR

EYES: IKON ‘Triumph Eyes’ eyes in ‘Dusk’

EARS: SWALLOW Pax in ‘Silver’ THE ARCADE JUNE 2016

HAIR: TRUTH ‘Sadie’ (Blacks & Whites 05)

BODY:  MAITREYA ‘Lara’

TOP:  TRES BLAH ‘Knotted Raglan’ in Red

JEANS: COCO ‘Boyfriend Jeans’-teal blue (Old group Gift)

JEWELLERY:  CAE ‘Choupette’ necklace and ‘Cherish’ ring

Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You

A Vintage Postcard...Every so often a look that I post is so flipping special to me that I’ll share it on my RL FB feed.  It’s not very often that it happens, and when it does it’s always because I think that I’ve made something rather good and I want to share it with my RL family and chums.  Now, all my friends and family know how much I adore Second Life, so I’ve never held back on sharing that side with them, but a lot of people just don’t get it; and although that’s fine too I like to try and share elements of my Second Life with them so they realise it’s not quite as weird as they think.  Anyway, what I’m trying to say is I was so seriously proud of this snap that I just had to share it with a wider audience, and at the time of writing this blog it’s got some seriously positive feedback which has made me super kitty-happy:)

The reason for the share is because of  VINTAGE FAIR 2016.  You can read all about it on the Pale Girl Productions website, and also enjoy perusing the shopping guide too while you wait to get into the event.  There are many eras included in the fair, from the Roaring Twenties through to the Eighties, Nineties and early 00’s (which doesn’t feel *that* vintage to me, gulp!) but one of the most popular decades is undoubtedly the 1950’s and you’ll find plenty from that amazing decade to wear at the event.
Vintage Fair Got Me Like...
I love the 1950’s styling; it’s something I dabble with on occasion adding tattoos and piercings for a more Rockabilly/Suicide Girl-style. Anyway, I found a frock that is an absolute must-have if you like anything associated with that decade at all.  It’s from a brand called EPOCH, it’s called ‘Frenchie’ and there is a selection of patterns available but obviously, I went for the Leopard print.   I teamed it with my favourite beehive from VANITY HAIR, added the YUMMY ‘Ellery’ spectacles(my absolute favourite SL specs) and  I’m still wearing ‘Reilly’ from AMARA BEAUTY here, but this time teamed with a vibrant lip from the HUD. I’ve  worn the no brow option and added some JUST MAGNETIZED brows. The joys of applier cosmetic layers, they just add so much to your look!

Here’s your taxi to the VINTAGE FAIR 2016

Kitty Wears:

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘RILEY’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 03 Peach (no make-up options worn, kept this plain and simple)  WE❤ ROLEPLAY  (Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Gwen’ mesh head)

EYES: IKON ‘Triumph Eyes’ eyes in ‘Dusk’

EARS: Pax in ‘Silver’ THE ARCADE JUNE 2016

HAIR: VANITY HAIR ‘Moon River’ (Ombres)

BODY: MAITREYA ‘Lara’

DRESS: EPOCH  ‘Frenchie’ Dress  VINTAGE FAIR 2016

Summer Breeze

Mer GirlIt’s amazing how different you can make a skin look by adding a makeup layer.  It’s one of my absolute favourite things to do cosmetically in Second Life, and it not only extends the life of your skin but it gives you so many options too; far and above the standard  extras you tend to get in a regular skin package.  ( I would say Amara Beauty are the exception to that rule, you sure do get a lot for your money with Shantia’s skins!)  The skin is exactly the same as in my previous post, but I’ve added a  longer hairstyle that a mermaid would be proud to wear and a splash of tropical eyeshadow from

The skin is exactly the same as in my previous post, but I’ve added a  longer hairstyle that a mermaid would be proud to wear and a splash of tropical eyeshadow from VEECHI, along with this gorgeous seashore inspired necklace from REALEVIL INDUSTRIES. Perfect holiday look and you’ll find the necklace, eyeshadow and so much more at the TROPICAL SUMMER FAIR 2016.  This is a really lovely event that’s got EVERYTHING for virtual Summer 2016.  You’ll find bags, bikinis, beach footwear, LOADS of jewellery and body art and it’s a real joy to walk around and explore.

The hairstyle is from DE LA at UBER and it’s so beautiful, it tumbles perfectly over the shoulder with just the right amount of tendrils and side-sweep to frame the face. I love how it looks at the back too, it hangs beautifully down the back and looks very realistic and I would ruddy kill for this amount of body in my hair in real life, alas no amount of volume spray is going to give me that so I shall just stick to my virtual version for now! Shopping list ahoy!

Kitty Wears:

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘RILEY’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 03 Peach (no make-up options worn, kept this plain and simple)  WE❤ ROLEPLAY  (Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Gwen’ mesh head)

EYES: IKON ‘Sovereign’ eyes in ‘Field’

EYESHADOW: VEECHI ‘Lush Tropic Shadow’ (Catwa)

HAIR: DE LA ‘Leah’ Amazing Pack  UBER

BODY: MAITREYA ‘Lara’

NECKLACE: REALEVIL INDUSTRIES ‘Eden’ TROPICAL SUMMER FAIR 2016

NOSE RING: KUNST ‘Septum Keeper’ (Right)

She’s Just Being Riley!

Oh She's Just being Riley...I’m keeping my looks pretty simple at the moment; no tattoos or anything uber fancy. Sometimes simple is enough you know? In fact it’s nice to let the skins speak for themselves, and that’s precisely what I’m trying to do here with ‘Riley’ the latest from AMARA BEAUTY.

Like their previous release, ‘Amelia’, there’s a freckle option and I’ve kept it. It adds a sort of vintage feel to this look made even more awesome by this excellent JUST BECAUSE dress and this cracking LAMB hair from the latest  round of THE ARCADE. I’ve not blogged about THE ARCADE yet, suffice to say it’s a pretty good round indeed and unfortunately it’s supplemented my cat addiction, yeah, thanks for that MUTRESSE! (Pictures of skybox cat havoc will be forthcoming imminently!)

I’m loving the HUD for this skin, yet again, Shantia’s nailed it with the amount of eye shadow options and lip colours in the HUD. The on/off button is there for freckles too, along with multiple shades for brow, along with a no brow option and a tintable one too.
Back to the happy snap- I’m trying to add more depth to my pictures by playing around with shadow settings. It really does make a difference, although I find that the windlight settings are a bit dark. To add a little light to the important bits I resort to adding that most reviled of Second Life accessories- A FACE LIGHT! *Gasp!* The horror! If you weren’t around in the old days these things were reviled, as basically they turned you into face-melting beacons of doom, and were the most unsubtle of lighting tools. Times have changed though, and the one that I’m sporting actually comes with the LELUTKA ‘Stella’ mesh head. I don’t see the problem with them for snaps, provided you remember to take them off before you leave your platform and mooch about in public.

I think I look like I should be chewing gum, riding a bicycle and drinking milkshakes in a 1950’s diner. Here’s your shopping list!

Kitty Wears:

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘RILEY’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 03 Peach (no make-up options worn, kept this plain and simple)  WE ❤ ROLEPLAY  (Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Gwen’ mesh head)

EYES: IKON ‘Sovereign’ eyes in ‘Field’

BODY: MAITREYA ‘Lara’

DRESS: JUST BECAUSE ‘Zoey’ tee dress in grey

HAIR: LAMB ‘Loomer’ (Variety/Ombre/Eccentric) THE ARCADE

NOSE RING: KUNST ‘Septum Keeper’ (Right)

Windlight setting: Shadows-Bright Day/Face Lamp used by LELUTKA (comes with ‘Stella’ mesh head)/Pose: MARUKIN – (Clinic) Black Eyed

Sunday Sublime

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A sublime Sunday indeed, especially because of the AMARA BEAUTY ‘Amelia’ skin that I am wearing in this snap. It’s beautiful, and I love it.  This is the first skin I’ve tried of hers that features an optional freckles layer, that is accessible via the HUD.  I very rarely bother with freckles or moles in Second Life ( I figure I have plenty in my real one) but I may have to keep these on because they’re so neat.

Shantia is REALLY making fantastic HUDS for her skins; this one features an absolute plethora of lip colours, along with some very pretty eyeshadows and all the brow options INCLUDING the ability to tint them yourself.  Oh yes, and there’s the freckle layer I mentioned before too.

Oh, another thing, this applier is for CATWA (hence my wearing it) BUT it’s for the ‘Candy’ head, which I don’t have.  I took a gamble therefore and used it on my ‘Gwen’ head, and I think the results speak for themselves! I’m not wearing any make-up, just the base layer skin with dark brows in ‘Beige’ tone.  Shantia always makes great brows and these frame the face  perfectly, but there is a no brow option should you fancy something different. (If you check out my previous blog post you’ll see I’m wearing the same skin but with different brows; it looks very effective and just as good, but in a stronger, more defined way.)

Amelia is available at the AMARA BEAUTY mainstore.  Here’s your taxi!

Saturday Electric

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I don’t tend to experiment with colour nearly as much as I should. In a virtual, technicolour world I should surely be free to wear an absolute myriad of tones and shades, but alas, the mindset of the real world tends to stay put and I wear any colour, as long as it’s black. Not today.  Today I dared to be different and went all out for pattern and colour.  I grabbed myself an APHORISM ‘Jas’ skirt from SHINY SHABBY, paired it with a slogan tee by VINYL for MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY and went all out, looking for trouble.   The ‘Jas’ skirt is simple, short and sassy and features zips on the hips. I like simple shapes for essential basics; this works perfectly and dressed up or down looks super effective.  Add leggings and boots for a more urban grunge feel, add elegant heels and a long top for a more dressy style.  I added the GLAMISTRY ‘Edelweiss’ heels, which aren’t quite a shoe, but definitely not quite a boot.  A shoot perhaps? Well, who cares, because they look amazing. As per usual Glamistry doesn’t skimp on options or details, and these can be styled a myriad of ways.  I opted to add a shiny grey texture with contrast blue laces and tassel embellishment; these look so darn good they’re practically edible, don’t you think? 1I could fixate on these a wee bit too much, given half the chance. Look at the stitching and the shiny patina to the leather. I just don’t understand how GLAMISTRY do it, it’s witchcraft for sure, but I’m so very glad that they do! To finish my look I added hair from RUNAWAY, a hair brand that is fast becoming an obsession of mine.  I also added a simple cat necklace courtesy of AMALA  along with a more complex necklace by RANDOM MATTER, of a pair of hands holding a crystal ball. It’s an absolute delight, very unusual and a must-have if you’re at all magically inclined. Jaywalkin_002Last but not least I’m sporting another fabulous AMARA BEAUTY release (more on that later!) along with some freebie pink lip gloss that I picked up at the latest TRES CHIC event.  So many events, so little time but it’s so much fun shopping around when you can create looks like this one.

Here’s your shopping list!

KITTY WEARS: 

 

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘Amelia’CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in BEIGE 03

(Worn with Eyebrows by L’Etre (and free gift lipgloss) @ TRES CHIC )

EYES: IKON ‘Hope’ eyes in Denim

EARS: MANDALA ‘Steking’ – Season 5

BODY: MAITREYA ‘Lara’

NAILS: PICHI ‘Aztec Nail Lacquer-1’ THE SECRET AFFAIR

HAIR: RUNAWAY HAIR ‘’ Ombres & Roots

TATTOO: LETIS TATTOO ‘Ixchel’ ULTRA

TOP: VINYL ‘Nowell’  Top  MESH BODY ADDICTS BI MONTHLY 

SKIRT: APHORISM ‘Jas’ Skirt in Blue SHINY SHABBY

ACCESSORIES:  RANDOM MATTER ‘Marssandra Choker’ THE SECRET AFFAIR  AMALA – The Kitten Necklace-Gold KUNST  – Septum Keeper (right)

 

MBA: Looks to make you go ‘WOW’!

Anubis_003More MBA BI-MONTHLY goodies to share gang.  First up, check out this bloody lovely skin from WOW SKINS.  To be honest, I don’t tend to wear many skins other than my beloved AMARA BEAUTY ones these days so it has to be something very special to make me want to change.

This WOW SKIN is definitely worth my time though; it’s called ‘Mimi’ and I’m wearing her in tan.  The CATWA applier that I’m sporting is simply sublime; a gorgeous, lustrous lip and slim arched brow offer  great  facial definition, and the tone is evenly and expertly applied across my Maitreya bod.  The applier HUD is neat and offers three brow shades along with a no brow option, and there are five eye makeup options included too.  I’m incredibly taken with it, as I’m sure you can tell!unseemly_003Moving on to my outfit and I’m absolutely loving this ABSOLUT VENDETTA ‘Liloo’ Yoga Top. This is an easy to wear wardrobe essential; add jeans or a skirt and it will look great however you style it. It’s shaped really well and I love the ribbon tie at the back; it’s very nicely modelled and looks realistic. The top is actually three parts: the main body, then there are the bra straps and the centre of the bra – these can all be coloured separately and you can wear without the bra should you so wish.  against the thigh. I’ve had a lot of fun testing out colour options on this, but I’ve opted for the orange because it always looks so effective against denim blue, and that’s the colour of the shorts I’ve dressed it with.  These shorts are from  SORBET.  These are pretty simple fayre, and denim shorts are ten-a-penny in SECOND LIFE but these stand out because of the graceful scalloped edge that sits neatly against the thigh.  I’ve added some of my favourite accessories to create a lovely look for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

If you’re curious about my surroundings this is the SCARLET CREATIVE and TARTE treats that were featured in the inaugural LUXEBOX.  I’m incredibly pleased with mine and will talk about it some more over the next few posts!

KITTY WEARS: 

(Picture 1)

All items as below except Hair is ‘Marion’ MINA from HAIROLOGY

Bra is by ERRATIC. 

(Picture 2)

SKIN: WOW ‘MIMI’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in Tan MBA BI-MONTHLY

EYES: IKON ‘Triumph’ eyes in Storm

EARS: MANDALA ‘Steking’ – Season 5

BODY: MAITREYA ‘Lara’

HAIR: RUNAWAY HAIR ‘Mona’ Ombres & Roots  Available from WE❤ ROLEPLAY 

TOP: ABSOLUT VENDETTA ‘Liloo’ Yoga TOP+BRA  MESH BODY ADDICTS BI MONTHLY 

SHORTSSORBET  Short Festonne [Classique] MBA BI-MONTHLY

ACCESSORIES: YUMMY Chunky Crystal – Purple and Pentagram Pendant – Gold – Purple
KUNST  – Septum Keeper (right)

Pose is !Bang – Stand 554 (m)

 

Kitty speeds on over to TMR and MBA

SpeedsterSo much to blog and so little time! Well, I had LOTS of time, but unfortunately, I had a bit of a dental emergency, meaning I’ve spent the past few nights in a Codeine induced fug!  But I couldn’t wait to get back in-world as soon as I was able so that I could share some wonderful things with you, so without further ado here I am wearing a fantastically sporty VALENTINA E dress which has been released for MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY. It has a really athletic feel and if you zoom in you’ll discover that the texture of the fabric is a kind of weave; it’s really unusual and not something I’ve seen in-world before finish-wise and I really like it because it’s so original! I love the contrast stripe down the side of the dress too,  along with the styling around the bust and to the rear which is a slightly different take on a normal tank dress. It finishes just above the knee and has lots of creasing detail around the waist and down the skirt. You can dress up with heels or down with sneakers, but above everything else it’s an essential summer frock, in a cracking range of colours, from one of the most well-established brands in-world so you’d be plain silly to miss it. Valentina E. Built For Speed AD.png
In keeping with my relaxed styling I’ve kept my hair simple yet beautifully effective, and I have RUNAWAY HAIR to thank for that. This style is ‘Amber’, and I’m wearing it in a beautifully coloured ombre which also features ‘materials’ meaning the surface detail is just exemplary. I love the shape of this style and the way that it frames the face and falls over my shoulder.  I’m a really recent convert to RUNAWAY HAIR and it’s a brand I’m embracing with gusto because it’s so darn beautiful.
Last but not least I’m sporting a fantastic CATWA applier courtesy of AMARA BEAUTY. This is ‘Arielle’, she’s actually an applier for the CATWA ‘Aisha’ head, but I don’t own ‘Aisha’, so decided to test her out on my ‘Gwen’ head, and as you can see she works beautifully! Arielle is a joy to wear, with Shantia’s trademark strong brow framing my face perfectly. I also love the new HUD that Shantia has launched with this CATWA applier, it’s a one-stop shop for lip and eye makeup for this skin and very well thought out indeed.
You can find ‘Arielle’ at THE MAKEOVER ROOM event, and I strongly suggest that whatever flavour of CATWA mesh head you sport you give her a try.

I’ve been looking at this snap and getting a real sense of Gisele Bundchen from this look, what do you think? (or is it the Codeine making me delusional?) Ah well, I think I look stunning. I hope you do too, and if you want to discover any elements of this look for yourself here’s your shopping list, and remember to tell ’em that Kitty sent ya!

KITTY WEARS: 

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘Arielle’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 02 Fair (worn with lipstick and eyeshadow from HUD palette) THE MAKEOVER ROOM

EYES: IKON ‘Charm’ eyes in Brown

EARS: MANDALA ‘Steking’ – Season 5

BODY: MAITREYA ‘Lara’

HAIR: RUNAWAY HAIR ‘Amber’ Ombres & Roots  Available from WE❤ ROLEPLAY 

DRESS: VALENTINA E ‘Built For Speed’ MESH BODY ADDICTS BI MONTHLY 

PIERCING: SUICIDAL UNBORN ‘Medusa’ Piercing (Mesh) GROUP GIFT

Pose is !Bang – Stand 171

Purple Pain

Purple PainI’m so sad that we’ve lost Prince. Really gutted.

This picture was my way of sort of sharing my grief.  

RIP you glorious bastard you; the music you created will stay with us forever. 

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘Lucie’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 02 Fair (worn with lipstick from matching lip palette) Available from WE❤ ROLEPLAY 

HAIR: WASABI PILLS ‘Cleo’ (Lunar Palette) Fantasy Faire 2016

EYES: BUZZ  ‘Glacier Eyes-Storm (RARE)’  THE EPIPHANY

EYE MAKE-UP: DEESSES ‘Fierce’ Eyeshadow set (Catwa)

DRESS: LA PETIT MORTE ‘Violetta’ Gown in Plum THE BLACK FASHION FAIR 2016

MANICURE: DARK PASSIONS Koffin Nails – ‘Something Wicked’ Fantasy Faire 2016

Any colour, as long as it’s black

JUDE_001I think I’ve mentioned before on these pages how much blogging has changed in general since I started all those years ago.  These days there’s far more emphasis on designers seeking out a select few bloggers to actively promote their wares, rather than bloggers approaching them directly.  The latter still happens, but I guess these days it’s a bit passe.  The general consensus is understood to be that you find out who’s looking for bloggers, and you see if you meet their criteria.  If you do meet their requirements then job’s a carrot and you apply and hope/pray/sacrifice to the Gods that you’re accepted.  Now there’s nothing wrong with this approach, but it does have flaws.  For example, designers can have certain criteria that some bloggers find very difficult to attain.  A recent example of this was DEAD DOLLZ.  Now, I’m a huge fan of the brand but I didn’t stand a cat in hell’s chance of being accepted as a blogger for them. Nor did a lot of other people, cue tantrums and snark and cries of “It’s not fair!” Perhaps it isn’t, but here’s the thing, if you make something and you’re going to give it away for free then I think it’s your right to choose who blogs it. Suck it up Buttercup, move along and if you like something THEN BUY IT! Yes, I know it seems to be the same bloggers who get the goodies every time; well, look at their work and you’ll see the reasons why they’ve been chosen. It sucks not to be selected, I get that.  After all my time in-world I still apply for events and I don’t qualify for many more, but I never give up.  (It comes down to this; blog for yourself, for enjoyment above all else, and anything else that comes along is a bonus!)

Anyway, I went to  THE BLACK FASHION FAIR 2016 this morning after a considerable lie-in (boy, I needed that!. ) I rezzed in-world and zoomed over to the event and I was generally very impressed by the quality of the wares on display.  I was also very pleased by the layout of the place; it’s easy to navigate and makes shopping very accessible. There’s a lot of lacey numbers on display, along with plenty of tops and short slinky dresses. I spotted some gorgeous gowns too, and some great jewellery.  (You’ll also find quite a few quality freebies, including a set of three poses from PURPLE POSES that you mustn’t forget to pick up.  PURPLE POSES are a great pose brand and I do like their work, so anything free from them is a proper treat!)

Anyway, going back to my intro I picked up this cracking dress with suspenders by DEAD DOLLZ at the event and I think it’s a bit of a corker. It’s called ‘Jude’, and is made for my Maitreya body so fits perfectly. The HUD that comes with it allows for a few texture change options along with metal and fabric colours for the suspenders, and three different stocking styles.  I’ve teamed it with a hairstyle that will be available at TRES CHIC.  It’s by BEUSY, and it’s called ‘Lolita’. This is a prime example of my trying something that I wasn’t too sure about and it working utterly perfectly.  I love the plait across the crown and the tendrils that frame the face. It’s also very easy to resize too, which helps!

Of course,  I’m still wearing my ‘Lucie’ skin that I blogged yesterday, along with DEESSES eyeshadow to emphasise my peepers, which are from BUZZ at THE EPIPHANY.  It takes a lot to get me out of my IKON eyeballs, but this brand is a close favourite of mine, and I luckily dropped a rare on my first try! I’m also sporting a few freebies in this shot.  First of all these earrings and my black manicure are all gifts from THE BLACK FASHION FAIR 2016, along with an aforementioned pose by PURPLE POSES. Last but not least my location is actually a prop that I won in a Gacha at TRES CHIC from L’etre.

Here’s your shopping list! Happy Saturday!

Kitty Wears:

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘Lucie’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 02 Fair (worn with lipstick from matching lip palette) Available from WE ❤ ROLEPLAY 

HAIR: BEUSY ‘Lolita’ TRES CHIC

EYES: BUZZ  ‘Glacier Eyes-Storm (RARE)’  THE EPIPHANY

EYE MAKE-UP: DEESSES ‘Fierce’ Eyeshadow set (Catwa)

DRESS: DEAD DOLLZ ‘Jude’ THE BLACK FASHION FAIR 2016

SHOES: REIGN ‘Onyx Heels’ (Maitreya High)

EARRINGS: SN@TCH ‘Akasha’ Earrings – FREEBIE- THE BLACK FASHION FAIR 2016

MANICURE: PICHI ‘Black Manicure Nail Lacquer’ – FREEBIE- THE BLACK FASHION FAIR 2016

POSE: PURPLE POSES ‘Callie 02’-FREEBIE- THE BLACK FASHION FAIR 2016

PROP: L’ETRE ‘Contemporary Hall’ (From Gacha) TRES CHIC 

I Love Lucie

Pure & Simple..and I do, I really do. It doesn’t matter how many skins I wear (and I must have worn hundreds during all my years in Second Life) nothing, and I mean NOTHING, beats the feeling of putting on a new skin and realising it’s the closest thing to perfection you’ve ever encountered. Well, at least that’s until the next slice of perfection comes along, which is pretty frequently in our virtual world these days, but forgive my capricious nature and allow me to indulge myself when I say for that moment nought comes close to that skin that you’re inhabiting.

I refuse to believe that I’m the only one in Second Life who gets giddy when it comes to these things. You cannot stop camming in upon yourself and  you find yourself practically drooling into your keyboard as you twist and turn on your pose-stands.  Ever experienced that? It’s a real rush as you rummage through your inventory to find the perfect styles, the perfect make-ups and the absolute must-have outfits to match the dream skin you’re sporting, and you become ever-so-slightly obsessed with it to the point that you’re disappointed when you look in your real life mirror and don’t see that skin looking back at you..those blurred lines between your reality in the virtual world and the physical one are never more fuzzy than when you find something so perfect.

So, what am I prattling on about? My latest skin obsession, which is LUCIE from AMARA BEAUTY. If there was ever a skin that could shine bright like a diamond then folks, this is it! Amitie_001 I’m wearing here my CATWA ‘Gwen’ head, IKON eyes and MAITREYA ‘Lara’ body, along with my MANDALA ears. Nothing else, no make-up or additional in-world lighting; this is just a raw shot from my skybox. Gorgeous ain’t she? 

 What makes her so special for me, in particular, are a couple of the component features that Shantia Soulstar has used so expertly to create this beautiful face.  I’ve written on these pages many, many times about brows being ‘the coathangers of the face’ and how skins don’t work properly if the brows don’t work. It never ceases to amaze me how many esteemed designers in-world just don’t understand that simple fact! You can apply as much shade and tone to the base skin as you like but if your brows are dodgy then you may as well just throw your dice in the bin, do not pass ‘GO’ and go straight to jail.  Fortunately,  this is something that Shantia Soulstar has proved that she understands very well because the brow featured on ‘Lucie’ is the very definition of ‘on fleek’.  This is a thick, well-defined slim arch that sits beautifully upon the browbone of the mesh underneath.

The next critical feature is the mouth. Both brow and mouth need to balance out; I’m talking in terms of their weight and feel rather than colour. Again, some designers struggle with mouth shapes, and when you throw a mesh-head into the mix that complicates matters. Again, we aren’t let down here; this is a substantial lip that a certain Jenner girl would covet. Worn bare it’s plump and pouting; add lipstick and you’ve found your canvas.

The body is of course just as crucial to matters as the face, and anatomical details have to be present and correct.  To that end you’ll find everything in check here; highlights fall upon natural curves and shading accentuates the parts that matter.  Nipples look right whichever skin tone you choose (I’m wearing 02 Beige throughout) and knees, elbows and ankles ( all those bony bits!) have been worked upon to blend  into the rich base tone.

Shantia never skimps on the extras either: the lip palette that is available for LUCIE features an entire spectrum of juicy shades but of course, you can find appliers galore across Second Life to wear with her. As a base for make-up she’s a real treat; I’ve been revelling in everything that DEESSES produce recently for both my LELUTKA ‘Stella’ and CATWA ‘Gwen’ head, and I’ve found the DEESSES ‘Fierce’ eyeshadow palette and the ‘Luxe’ eyelashes set both work absolutely beautifully with LUCIE.

But back to the topic at hand: this skin is an absolute winner. She’s versatile and I’ve styled her in countless ways over the past few weeks that I’ve been wearing her, and I am so enjoying her.   Even though there have been recent skin releases from brands that I really adore I haven’t flinched, I’ve stayed true to LUCIE because she’s just resplendent.  Of course, I’m a fickle mistress and I will change to another skin soon enough I’m sure, but for now I am quite honestly happy to simply revel in her.

**Find ‘Lucie’ exclusively at WE LOVE ROLEPLAY until the end of April (booth 29)**

Kitty Wears (top picture): 

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘Lucie’ in 02 Fair (worn with lipstick from matching lip palette)

EYES: IKON ‘Triumph’ Eyes ‘Storm’

EYE MAKE UP: DEESSES ‘Fierce’ Eyeshadow Palette

HAIR: LITTLE BONES ‘Thoughts’

TOP: ZAARA ‘Ruhi’ Layered Blouse (Ivory) COLLABOR88

NOSE RING: ZAARA ‘Goa Party’ Baga Nosering

POSES: Picture 1: RK POSES ‘Cara’ 5  Picture 2: AMTIE ‘Aire’ 5

 

MBA: Teenage Kraze

good friday_005In real life, I genuinely don’t have much of a shoe fetish but in SECOND LIFE, I really do. It’s not nearly as bad as some people mind you, I know tonnes of avatars who own enough pairs of virtual shoes to kit out a football team a zillion times over, but still virtual footwear is an art form all of its own.  There are some absolutely amazing shoe designers out there now, and every single one of your footwear fetishes can be catered to at the drop of a hat.  From slouchy boots to towering heels, everything’s available, and that makes me one happy Kitty:) MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY has been featuring some great shoes during recent events ( I featured a cracking pair of Gladiator sandals from ILLI here) and the latest addition to my armoury are these scrummy ‘Kenya’ boots from KC COUTURE.  They’re beautifully textured with a big chunky heel and sweep over the foot to a false fastening to the side, which is embellished with fringing and a thin strip of leopard print.  Subtle but ever-so-easy to wear and incredibly dressy; these look great with both dresses AND trousers (might I suggest these?) and I love the open toe making them perfect for Spring/Summer wear.  These heels include a texture changing HUD with multiple options for a mere 295L.good friday_003I dressed mine up with a great FIFTY LINDEN FRIDAY find, this ‘Lana’ dress comes from VINYL and features a HUD with 11 colours for just L$50! good friday_001Yup, it’s an early start for this Kitty, but I think it’s going to be a VERY Good Friday indeed! Happy shopping, and Happy Easter!

KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.5

HEAD: Catwa ‘Gwen’

SKIN: Amara Beauty  Beige Maitreya Lara applier SKIN FAIR 2016 (Sim 2, booth 10)

HEAD APPLIER: Amara Beauty:’ ‘Kat’ (Beige) Catwa Applier  SKIN FAIR 2016 (As above)

EYES: IKON   ‘Triumph’ Eyes – Dusk

HAIR: Little Bones ‘Luna’ (L- Ombres)

SEPTUM PIERCING: Swallow ‘Nisha’ Septum Piercing (Black)

DRESS: Vinyl ‘Lana’ FIFTY LINDEN FRIDAY

SHOES: KC Couture ‘Kenya’ MESH BODY ADDICTS

BAG: Reverie ‘Haight-Ashbury’ Bag (Brown)

MBA: Weekend at Jez’s

weekend_001I don’t do well waking up in a strange bed, but Jez’s new place is a bit of a fancy home-from-home, so I woke up feeling pretty rested after lugging my massive suitcase full of outfits there for the weekend. It felt very odd though; no cats for a start (my skybox is festooned with them!) so I’ve spent most of the day trying to convince him that he needs one, or two.  Perhaps three. Anyway, today I wanted to keep it pretty and simple, so I hung around the pad listening to music and dancing around in my BLUEBERRY ‘Milly’ Leather Shorts.  These are short, stylish and oh so tight that they almost gave Jez a coronary! But despite being leather shorts you can actually dress them up really well; I combined mine with a kimono and some statement jewellery and looked pretty neat, even if I say so myself! weekend_003A soak in Jez’s BAZAR ‘Toronto’ tub allowed me to think about the important things in life, like can the neighbours see my mimsy because Jez’s curtains are the very definition of inadequate?  No matter, we’ve all seen virtual vajay-jay before, so out of the tub I hopped into my lovely DOLLE robe (still available at WHORE COUTURE FAIR 5) and made like I knew what I was going to wear tonight..weekend_004Which of course I didn’t. It’s fair to say I had NO IDEA what I would be wearing.  You know when you have a drawer with personal items stored in it at your boyfriend’s house? I have a whole rail of clobber and of course,  I’d brought a suitcase full yet I had no idea what to wear! GAH!weekend_005Fortunately, MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY saved me again! This beautifully embellished lace and pearl cocktail dress from UNITED COLOURS  makes a statement without needing any additional items such as bold earrings or necklaces. It fits my MAITREYA body perfectly with just a hint of a cinch at the waist.  A slick of lipstick from my AMARA BEAUTY ‘Kat’ Lipstick Palette (to match my CATWA head) and I’m good to go!

So the question is, where’s Jez?!

KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.5

HEAD: Catwa ‘Gwen’

SKIN: Amara Beauty  Beige Maitreya Lara applier SKIN FAIR 2016 (Sim 2, booth 10)

HEAD APPLIER: Amara Beauty:’ ‘Kat’ (Beige) Catwa Applier  SKIN FAIR 2016 (As above)

EYES: IKON   ‘Triumph’ Eyes – Dusk

HAIR: Spellbound ‘Your Ghost’ (Chapter I- Earth Tones) WCF 5

SEPTUM PIERCING: Swallow ‘Nisha’ Septum Piercing (Black)

Picture 1:

KIMONO JACKET/TOP: Tres Blah ‘Summer’ Kimono (M)

SHORTS: Blueberry ‘Milly’ Shorts  MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

NECKLACE: Yummy ‘Dreamcatcher’

EARRING (Right ear, cross) Maxi Gossamer

POSE Bee. Bu ‘Venus Fly’ collection POSE FAIR 2016

(The other earring is no longer available in world) 

Picture 2: 

Kitty is lounging in the ‘Toronto’ Bath from BAZAR

Picture 3:

Bedroom furniture by BAZAR 

ROBE: Dolle  ‘Short Robe Sleepwear’ – White  WHORE COUTURE FAIR 5

POSE:  Amitie ‘Aire’ Collection

Picture 4:

DRESS:  United Colours for  MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

POSE: Amitie ‘Aire’ Collection

*All pictures were taken at Kitty and Jez’s new home in Pemberly*

MBA: The BEST khakis in SL!

In this post, you can see me wearing my new favourite trousers. Now, I very rarely wear trousers in-world, probably because I live in them in real-life, BUT I think that’s about to change because of these amazing ‘Shinoda’ khakis! They’re from the very well regarded in-world brand, VINYL, and you’ll find them at the MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY. I’ll tell you why I like them so much; for a start, the way that they’ve been ‘cut’ and shaped makes them look excellent. Creases in all the right places along with just the right amount of ‘slouch’ make for a realistic looking pant. I mean, just look at them, can’t you imagine lounging around in these, or grabbing your car keys and going out to shop in them? I know I can.  I want them in real life!Snapshot_003 They’re also available in an absolute plethora of colours too, and  I’ve no doubt you’ll see me wearing the majority of those a lot in-world, and on these pages. It’s not very often that I recommend fat-packing something (because it’s not often that I do that myself) but I genuinely recommend that you do that with these ‘Shinoda’ khakis because I guarantee they’ll go with anything and everything in your wardrobe! Hurray for my new favourite pants!Snapshot_002I’m wearing mine with a subtly-sexy vest and bra combo from VALENTINA E, along with some great flats that I acquired earlier today from KUSTOM 9 via the MOMENTO gacha machine. To finish I’ve opted for long and luscious locks, courtesy of this fabulous SPELLBOUND release from WHORE COUTURE FAIR 5. SPELLBOUND really are a magical (excuse the pun!) hair brand, and this style is no exception. I’m absolutely loving the waves that tumble over the front of the right shoulder, and the subtle plaits that tidy the hair to each side. It’s a very easy to wear style and works incredibly well with my CATWA ‘Gwen’ Mesh head without too many worries about fitting (the style is rigged) BUT in my opinion, you do need to wear a hair base with this style for best effect, so I am! My accessories are simple, a pair of tortoiseshell glasses from ISON and a necklace from YUMMY and I’m all set for a Kitty adventure with Jez in his new pad this weekend, how exciting! Look, I’ve packed a suitcase and everything! (LOVING this pose set from FROZEN poses at COSMOPOLITAN, it’s called ‘Luggage’ and you can have a LOT of fun with it creating scenes like this one!) Snapshot_008KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.5

HEAD: Catwa ‘Gwen’

SKIN: Amara Beauty  Beige Maitreya Lara applier SKIN FAIR 2016 (Sim 2, booth 10)

HEAD APPLIER: Amara Beauty:’ ‘Kat’ (Beige) Catwa Applier  SKIN FAIR 2016 (As above) (Worn with Kat lipstick palette, shade is from the ‘Petal’ trio) 

EYES: IKON  ‘Sovereign’ Eyes– ‘Field’

HAIR: Spellbound ‘Your Ghost’ (Chapter I- Earth Tones) WCF 5

TOP: Valentina E Gwen Tank & Peekaboo Bra MAITREYAFIT Khaki

TROUSERS: Vinyl – Shinoda Khakis Lara in Orange – MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

SHOES: Momento – Ballet flats (maitreya wine) KUSTOM 9

NECKLACE: Yummy Repurposed Charms Necklace – Eclectic – (Old N21 Exclusive)

GLASSES: Ison ‘Pegley’ glasses (Tortoise)

MBA: It’s Cynful!

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Say “Hello” to my new favourite party frock! Actually, what you should say is a big fat “Hello lover”, because this is a bit of a treat.  Maxi-dresses are a lot easier to wear in-world than they are in real life (for me at least) and this is one that has LOTS to offer. Bloody hell, it’s scrumptious. Sometimes I put things on in-world and straightaway I’m absolutely transfixed; this is one of those items and I’ll probably be wearing it and sleeping in it all week until Jez stages an intervention!

This dress is by CYNFUL for the MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY, and as you would expect from such an esteemed and well-established  brand, it’s outstanding.  The chevron print is bang on-trend, and the solid coloured bodice area covers just the right amount of flesh to allow for finishing touches, like statement necklaces or wraps, that kinda thing. I’m wearing it on my MAITREYA LARA body, and as you can see it fits wonderfully.  The detail is good too; if you look at the main picture on the left and you’ll see hints of creasing above the line of the skirt and it’s been done very well.  You know how much I love my creases to add a hint of realism to an outfit, especially when the fabric is obviously quite silky. The long, slim fit of this dress makes for an incredibly elegant silhouette and it looks especially good with an up-do.

It’s posh, but can also be dressed down, especially for the forthcoming summer. Go for a lighter colour choice, add beads and bangles and voila, perfect festival attire! Here’s another look using the same dress, but different hair and makeup:

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This time,  you can see I’ve gone for the strappy option and changed the colours. Isn’t this dress a wee beauty? Trust me, if you’re reading this, then you NEED this frock in your life.  Go on then, go and get one by clicking HERE!

KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.5

HEAD: Lelutka ‘Stella’  1.3

SKIN: Amara Beauty ‘Beige’ Maitreya applier SKIN FAIR 2016 (Sim 2, booth 10)

HEAD APPLIER: Amara Beauty:’Kallie’ (Beige) SKIN FAIR 2016 (As above)

EYES: IKON  ‘Hope’ eyes– ‘Denim’

HAIR: Magika ‘Plenty’

TATTOO:Arise ‘Lisa’ SKIN FAIR 2016 (Sim 2, booth 45) 

SEPTUM PIERCING :Chary ‘Septum Ring’ 7 (RARE)

ENGAGEMENT RING: Cae ‘Cherish’

DRESS: Cynful ‘Maxi Dress’ (Strapless) MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

FURTHER ACCESSORIES: (Picture One)

MASK/EARS: Oleander ~ Taffy Cat Headband/Taffy Lace Mask: Black

NECKLACE: Yummy-Victorian Garden Key C88

HAIRSTYLE: Exile Full Of Grace

FURTHER ACCESSORIES: (Picture Two)

HAIRSTYLE: EMO-TIONS ‘Keisha’ hair (brunettes) ON9

JEWELLERY: Maxi Gossamer -‘Summertime Easy Living’

Incidentally, the poses featured in this post are from the ON9 event– they’re by AMITIE and I absolutely love them! They’re so good- go and get yourself some right now by clicking HERE

MBA: Crazy For ‘Carrie’and ‘Hera’

fave place_001This, dear Kittywitchin’ readers, is my bedroom.  It’s a place you should all be pretty familiar with by now, because it serves as the backdrop for a lot of my posts.  Why wouldn’t it? I spend a LOT of time chilling out with my many cats and trying out poses and new clothes.  I also spend a lot of time snuggling Jez here, and well, I’ll leave the rest to your imagination!  I genuinely love my bedroom, but since I introduced my BAZAR Glam Closets I love it just that little bit more. But of course despite all my newly found closet space, I still cannot find anything to wear..ever. However, fear no more! The latest round of MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY has landed and as a result, I am impossibly happy, because I get to wear awesome things like this dress and these shoes. HURRAH!gladiator_003Now, far be it for me to blow my own trumpet, but I look bloody outstanding don’t I? That is due to a number of things.  First of all, this AMAZING skin from AMARA BEAUTY (formerly ZOUL CREATIONS) that can be found at SKIN FAIR 2016. (You can read all about it in the previous post on this blog!) The skin is one that you just have to show off, and I can think of no better way to do that than by wearing this absolutely divine frock from JUST BECAUSE.  It’s called ‘Carrie’  and it’s a short and incredibly sexy wee number. I immediately fell for this because straight away you can see how well modelled the mesh is: there is creasing galore, and you would expect that because this is a silky dress, so that’s a win! But what I also like are the straps and the lacing detail at the back….gladiator_007See what I mean? Stunning isn’t it? What could make it better? Well, I can answer that actually-HUD DRIVEN HAPPINESS, THAT’S WHAT! Yus; the dress has texture change options via a HUD, and even better than that, KNICKERS! (No, I’m not being rude!) This frock is made super-special by the fact that it includes panties that are also colour change (and may also be removed, should you not require them for any reason…) I’m pretty stoked by this dress, but was struggling for footwear ideas. For some reason, I just didn’t fancy heels, nor a full-on boot. Luckily for me, ILLI stepped into the fray with their rather excellent ‘Hera’ Gladiator-style  sandals (alas, no Russell Crowe in sight!) These fit my Maitreya frame incredibly well. They’re a substantial build and when you zoom in there are spot on with their rivets and stictching and leather effect finish.  I always like it when I see elements that add authenticity to a clothing item; these have a zip at the back so win on the realism ticket for me! gladiator_002I really feel that the MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY is an event that’s going from strength to strength, and when coupled with all the shopping and information at the dedicated MESH BODY ADDICTS sim you really cannot be living in the dark-ages anymore.  There’s just too much quality shopping to enjoy, and I hope you can see that when I say quality I really mean it.   Do yourself a favour, click HERE and go get some seriously satisfying shopping done!

KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.5

HEAD: Lelutka ‘Stella’  1.3

SKIN: Amara Beauty ‘Beige’ Maitreya applier SKIN FAIR 2016 (Sim 2, booth 10)

HEAD APPLIER: Amara Beauty:’Kallie’ (Beige) SKIN FAIR 2016 (As above)

EYES: IKON  ‘Hope’ eyes– ‘Denim’

HAIR: Magika ‘Plenty’

TATTOO:Arise ‘Lisa’ SKIN FAIR 2016 (Sim 2, booth 45) 

SEPTUM PIERCING :Chary ‘Septum Ring’ 7 (RARE)

ENGAGEMENT RING: Cae ‘Cherish’

DRESS: Just Because ‘Carrie’ MBA EXCLUSIVE

BOOTS: Illi ‘Hera’ Gladiator Sandals MBA EXCLUSIVE

*Kitty quicky: Looking for a perfect Greek Goddess look? This dress in white, with the straps in gold + the gladiator sandals make for PERFECT Aphrodite inspired apparel!

SKIN FAIR 2016: AMARA BEAUTY ‘Kallie’

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Feast your eyes on this bare-faced beauty! You’re gazing upon the gorgeous ‘Kallie’ from AMARA BEAUTY (formerly known as ZOUL CREATIONS) and as you can see she is absolutely stunning.  Shantia Soulstar has embraced the challenge that mesh heads provide for skin creators, and she hasn’t let us down.  She has created two beautiful mesh head appliers, both available at SKIN FAIR 2016, for LELUTKA and CATWA mesh heads. In this picture,  I’m wearing the LELUTKA mesh head applier on my ‘Stella’ mesh head, and frankly, she’s a revelation.

Shantia has been creating skins for mesh bodies for a while now so has gathered some valuable skin-making experience and she never disappoints when it comes to details. Every anatomical detail is present and correct and beautifully applied.  The same skill that she’s honed for her base skins now applies to her mesh head creations too, as I hope this picture clearly demonstrates. Guys,  this is a seriously breathtaking face.

The thing that ALWAYS gets me about Shantia’s skins are her brows; in my opinion she creates the best eyebrows in SECOND LIFE.  As you can see they arch perfectly and are just the right shape that frames, rather than overpowers, the face.  Cheek contour is always subtle but well applied, and as a foundation for mesh-head makeups ‘Kallie’ proves a worthy ally.  In fact as a bare canvas, even with the limitations that mesh heads currently provide, you can create some beautiful looks with ‘Kallie’ that will make your avatar look unique.

It’s incredibly gratifying for me as a blogger to see a skin creator that you admire continually develop.  I first started wearing Shantia’s skins (back when they were ZOUL CREATIONSin 2014.  That’s not that long ago, but she’s clearly advanced as a skin artist and has a fantastic portfolio which I hope that she is proud of, because each one of her skins are incredibly wearable still.

Personally,  I believe AMARA BEAUTY will be one of the success stories of SKIN FAIR 2016.  I really hope so, not just because Shantia deserves her success and has worked hard for it, but because it’s high time this range of skins got the full recognition that it deserves.

(A quick shout out to ARISE who are also exhibiting at SKIN FAIR 2016, for this stunning under-bust tattoo that I’m sporting.  It’s called ‘Lisa’, so how could I resist? <giggle> (Yes, that’s my real name, hence I just had to have it!) I really love it actually; I do enjoy wearing tattoos in-world but sometimes I prefer something a little more understated rather than an over-the-top number, and this perfectly fits the bill.  I’m a huge fan of  ARISE and I wasn’t disappointed by their range of body enhancements on show at SKIN FAIR 2016.  I don’t think you will be either!)

A final word also for this pose that really caught my eye at POSE FAIR 2016 earlier this evening.  I’ve had a very brief shop there and found a couple of tasty poses that I’ll  be using in my blog posts over the next few days, but this one in particular, the snappily titled (ahem!) ‘Headshot F #3’ from BLACK TULIP really caught my eye.  It’s a real asset to a blogger to have an unusual  way to frame a head-shot, and this pose has a real couture-like feel to it, if you get my drift.  It feels like a pose that a model would strike on the pages of ‘Vogue’ or some other high-fashion magazine. It’s rather striking and very effective for pictures where the focus isn’t on clothing or hair, and one that I think I’ll get a lot of use out of!

KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.5

HEAD: Lelutka ‘Stella’  1.3

SKIN: Amara Beauty ‘Beige’ Maitreya applier SKIN FAIR 2016 (Sim 2, booth 10)

HEAD APPLIER: Amara Beauty:’Kallie’ (Beige) SKIN FAIR 2016 (As above)

EYES: IKON  ‘Hope’ eyes– ‘Denim’

TATTOO –  Arise ‘Lisa’ SKIN FAIR 2016 (Sim 2, booth 45) 

SEPTUM PIERCING –Chary ‘Septum Ring’ 7 (RARE)

ENGAGEMENT RING – Cae ‘Cherish’

POSE –Black Tulip – ‘Headshot F#3’ POSE FAIR 2016

NSFW: A visit to THE SEX SPA (Pt.1)

sex spa_003“I eat my dinner in my bathtub
Then I go to sex clubs
Watching freaky people gettin’ it on…” Tove Lo ‘Habits’

Sex in SL has NEVER been something that has appealed to me at all. I know that for some avatars it’s an incredibly important part of their Second Lives, especially when they’re in relationships with partners that they don’t live with; but it’s something I’ve never felt the need to investigate. Besides, I’ve always thought of it based on my original experiences of rezzing into Adult areas, back in the heady, early days of  Second Life.  It was never a pretty sight, and I could never fully understand how someone could get in the mood when there were distracting pose balls dotted all over the place, let alone animations that were jerking in all the wrong ways and making the avatars meld into one globule-like, writhing mess, with elbows jutting through foreheads and prim-phalluses popping out of the back of the avatar heads.  It never struck me as especially erotic, so I left well alone.
I would never have bothered to explore that side of SL again either, had it not been for my curiosity  being piqued quite by chance.  As most shopping savvy avatars are well aware, WHORE COUTURE FAIR 5 has just launched and it’s an absolute must-visit event with over 100 stores promising to fulfill your every whim and desire.  There are some seriously sexy items on show, from lingerie skins and hairstyles to poses and, erm, ‘equipment’. It really  cannot be missed, but missing it I was because I couldn’t find a ruddy LM anywhere! Luckily for me, I knew the event was the brain-child of the esteemed Missqwerty Pevensey, so I looked up her in-world profile, to see if I could source a landmark.  (Now, before we go any further let me confess I do read (and judge) people on their profiles. I love a good profile read, and picks do work because I go to so many of them. (I’ve found hundreds of new to me stores and locations through profile picks so the message here is do not neglect your profile folks, you never know who could be reading!)) ANYWAY, it was while I checked out  Missqwerty’s profile that I happened across her picks, and it was there that I learned of THE SEX SPA.Now, I hold MissQ in pretty high esteem in-world (although she doesn’t know me from Adam, I’m a long time fan of her brand AMERICAN BAZAAR and a fan of the events that she curates) so upon a complete whim I clicked on the link, and I was transported to another place entirely..chilling_011Looks cracking doesn’t it? I have no idea what I expected to find when I clicked on that profile pick but the SEX SPA definitely wasn’t it, because this is a truly stunning place; a gorgeous and well put together place for intimate relations without an iota of sleaze about it.  We’re talking high-class kink, with beautifully chosen and arranged furnishings throughout. Every element of decoration has been thoughtfully placed to evoke the feeling of an actual spa. Don’t get me wrong, the number one priority here is to get laid, but to do so in absolutely lovely surroundings, the kind that I had no idea existed in Second Life. More fool me. chilling_010It truly is a spa as well with massage tables, a gym and sauna, as well as treatment rooms that you can enjoy singularly or as a couple.  I had a blissful time soaking my tootsies. I was a tad apprehensive if I’m honest, having never been to  one of these places it was making me wonder if an avatar would rez in and lunge at me or something worse.  Fortunately,  that didn’t happen which meant that I could  really enjoy my surroundings: I was definitely enjoying the soothing and relaxing but could it really offer more? chilling_003I continued to explore and discovered a tub for two..chilling_013There is a fantastic pool and jacuzzi to be enjoyed outside too, with lovely sofas to relax upon under the virtual sky, or not as the case may be. I spied a couple who certainly weren’t gazing at the stars, so I retreated to a hot-tub to sit and ponder what I’d stumbled across. Despite the activities that were taking place a few feet away, I didn’t feel threatened or even embarrassed. I didn’t feel especially aroused either, despite my enjoyment of the location.  I was merely a visitor taking my time to enjoy the space around me. But I would be a liar if I said I didn’t suddenly feel curious…chilling_008This place had certainly got me thinking; is Sex in a virtual world just as bad as I thought it was, or is it actually an experience to be enjoyed, encouraged even? Just how much of an experience can it really be, indeed is there any point to it at all? It’s not an easy question to answer, but already my perceptions were being changed by what I was experiencing at this place. The fact was, I had to be open to the experience to really see what it was like before passing judgement so I decided to be objective and return with my trusty partner Jez to see what the SEX SPA was really all about…

Tune in for part 2 if you want to know more, here’s a NSFW sneaky peek! 

KITTY WEARS (Main picture)

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.5

HEAD: Catwa ‘Gwen’ (worn with Bold & Beauty ‘Lindsey’ applier ‘Light Fair’; also wearing Maitreya body applier and eyeshadow and lipstick from the range)

EYES: IKON  ‘Triumph’ eyes– Dusk

LASHES: Deesses ‘Luxe Eyelashes-Catwa’ WHORE COUTURE FAIR

HAIRSTYLE: +Elua+ ‘Jaycee’ (Ombre Basic)

EARS: Mandala ‘Steking’ V. 3

HAIRSTYLE: Little Bones ‘Lemonade’ (L – Dip dyes & fades)

ROBE:{dolle}Short Robe Sleepwear – Black WHORE COUTURE FAIR

ENGAGEMENT RING: Cae ‘Cherish’

POSE Muka Pose #4 WHORE COUTURE FAIR L$5 ‘gift’

(Other pictures: HAIRSTYLE: +Elua+ ‘Jaycee’ (Ombre Basic))

Dancing On My Own

Waiting..Make no mistake guys and gals, March is going to be a BIG month.  First of all, we’ve got the first THE ARCADE round of 2016, and the previews suggest that it is going to be an absolute belter. Then we have SKIN FAIR 2016, which I’m incredibly excited by, and that’s just TWO of the events that will be depriving us of our hard earned cash!  This all means of course that I have to be very careful with my pennies, so I’m trying to refrain from shopping as much as possible at present.  This isn’t easy, especially when you consider I haven’t even made it into UBER yet, and virtual shopping for me is very much an itch that I have to scratch, often!waiting_007So cheap and cheerful was on the cards for me today. I wanted to try and replicate the monochromatic colour trend that’s doing the rounds at the moment. If you aren’t familiar with it, it’s when you have the same colour on eyes, lips and nails. It’s a very uniform look, and when it’s done correctly it’s rather beautiful. Problem was, I didn’t want to spend an absolute shit ton on new skins or appliers for my LELUTKA ‘Stella’ head. Not to worry, I found exactly what I was after at DEESSES, which is firmly becoming an absolute favourite of mine for all things applier. For the princely sum of L$99 each i purchased the ‘Fleek’ eyeshadow palette, and the ‘Sexey’ lip palette and applied them to my mush. Et voila, monochromatic marvellousness without too many Lindens spent and how professional do my chops look? I think I look bloody beautiful! Of course, it helps that skin I am sporting, (DEETALEZ ‘Jolie’ Lelutka head applier and European tone Maitreya Lara body  applier)provide the perfect base, but you can’t fail to be impressed by the finished look. I’m also sporting a freebie in this picture too, the glorious ‘Hanky Panky’ lingerie set from BLACKLACE. I’ve been wearing this brand of virtual lingerie for absolutely donkey’s years and they continue to go from strength to strength. They’re also very generous with the group gifts too, as this set proves. I’m wearing it on my virtual booty courtesy of the Omega applier system, and it’s very swish indeed. It’s sheer , so you get a delicious hint of what lies beneath..naughty then, but not too OTT, although the stockings and suspenders really take it up a level. I’m really into my virtual undies at the moment with  DEAD DOLLZ, MILK TEA and of course,  BLACKLACE being real favourite brands of mine so I’m often to be found dancing around my skybox in my almost naked on a rainy Saturday afternoon… Anyway, TL;DR: You don’t need to spend a fortune to look good. Check out your groups for gifts like this one, and hit up places like DEESSES for appliers that can really make all the difference to your look! Enjoy!

KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.5

HEAD: Lelutka ‘Stella’ HUD 1.3 (worn with DeeTaleZ ‘Jolie’ Lelutka head applier and European body applier)

EYES: IKON  ‘Triumph’ eyes– Dusk

HAIRSTYLE: +Elua+ ‘Jaycee’ (Ombre Basic)

EARS: Mandala ‘Steking’ V. 3

LINGERIE – Blacklace ‘Hanky Panky’ Beige Vintage Set GROUP GIFT

SHIRT – The Sugar Garden ‘Master’s Shirt’

SEPTUM RING: .ARISE. Calla Septum / Black_Gold

ENGAGEMENT RING: Cae ‘Cherish’

Ready To Wear…

Ready to wear_003What do you like to do on a Sunday?  I like to mooch about a bit, something that you can do incredibly well in Second Life. So mooching is exactly what I’ve been doing..mooching about in my apartment, bemoaning that I have *nothing* to wear (much to Jez’s disgust) which is clearly not true because I hit SHINY SHABBY with gusto yesterday and found some absolutely lovely stuff!First of all,  check out my underwear. Isn’t it pretty? It’s by the always-awesome DEAD DOLLZ and it’s called called ‘Gwen’ and is available in five colour options. Unusually for me (as I normally go straight for red) I opted for the plain white version.  It’s so darn pretty! This little lace combination looks butter wouldn’t melt but don’t be fooled; there are cutaway pieces for easy access to the, erm,  important bits.  I think it’s absolutely mind-blowing; it ticks all my boxes for being something absolutely beautiful to wear and textured to perfection, yet it has just enough of an edge to make it incredibly naughty too. The ribbon detail at the back over your bum  is just to die for. It’s so simple yet so effective and enticing and for most of the morning I’ve just been looking admiringly at myself in this and thinking, oh yes. YES. I’m sure when Jez has stopped being cross with me he’ll feel the same way..waiting_001..or perhaps not. He’s such a grump! Actually, he really should stop being cross with me because courtesy of Ria Bazar I’ve FINALLY got organised! Well, OK, there are still some clothes strewn across the floor but not many because LOOK! I finally have the built-in wardrobes that I’ve always longed for..HUZZAHHH!In all seriousness, I’ve long coveted a closet. My current residence of choice doesn’t allow for a big walk-in wardrobe, so BAZAR‘s latest release for the RFL HOME & GARDEN FAIR 2016 , the ‘Glam Closet’, is just what I need; being both modular and versatile. Each piece can be arranged how you see fit with male and female design options available. To reflect the fact that I live with Jez I opted to mix elements of both the male and female sets into my build, so there are my bags and shoes on display, along with his suits and ties. If you have more space to play with you can really go to town with this set; Ria has thoughtfully included corner pieces to allow for perfect fitting around your space and there are blank versions of the units so all those little pieces you collect from Gachas that would look perfect in this kind of setting can finally find a home! (If you look towards the far right of the pic above you’ll see a collection of some of my gacha make-up winnings..huzzah for organisation!)bazar_001
The pic above was taken at RFL so you can see a bit more of the available options. Some of the  hanging clothing items that you can see above have been recoloured to suit personal taste, and the actual build is available in a white or textured wood finish. I’ve opted for white because it fits perfectly into the overall ambiance of my apartment and I like the way that the colours of the bags and shoes pop against the white background. There are a couple of additional elements available too; a large ottoman that I’m lounging on in the snap above, featuring male, female and couple poses that really adds a luxurious polish to any dressing room. It’s colour change too; there’s a velvet beige (seen above) blue leather (uber masculine that one!) and a warm, brown leather (my personal preference, see pic #2). You can also decorate your space with a female jewellery box and a male watch collection that really make a statement as well.jewellery_001Last but not least a shout out to this glorious style from ENTWINED @ Shiny Shabby called ‘Alexis’.  I’ve opted for the light browns selection and I love the cut. Bobs make me a very happy kitty indeed and I think this one looks puurrffeeecccttt! Incidentally, it’s Shiny Shabby’s  birthday so there are absolutely TONS of freebies up for grabs as well as exemplary shopping. Of course, that makes it an absolute nightmare to get into, but I’ve managed a quick hit and I found these fantastic ‘Boyfriend Jeans’ from COCO which I teamed with a free bag by  N-UNO  and also a tribal necklace  from YASUM to complete a look that’s perfect for Sunday shopping. Which it seems I’ll be doing on my own because the boyfriend got fed up of waiting…jewellery_002

Anyway, TL;DR version, go to RFL and buy these amazing ‘Glam Closets’ for yourself, and then once you’ve done that try and get into Shiny Shabby to buy this lovely lingerie and hair and pick up all the presents (so that you can take up all the room in your new closets with them!)

 

Sunday Stylin’ -Favourite shirt!

sunday styling_001A kitty quickie* for you today! ADDAMS have released some absolutely STONKING shirts at their mainstore in a variety of plain and tartan/check textures. they look blinking outstanding (as do most things for ADDAMS) and fit incredibly well.

The shirt caters to most currently available body types, and  I especially appreciate the fact that in each pack comes a fitmesh option that allows for your wearing a skirt! There’s a bra included (that you can toggle on or off) and this has options via a HUD.  I quite liked some of the pattern choices but was a bit disappointed that the bra has white seams; this means that some of the pattern choices don’t quite work as well as they should, in my opinion: for example, the leopard print would look far better with black edging than white,  but all things considered that’s a minor gripe for an incredibly well-made piece that is set to be a really popular item in SECOND LIFE.  I wasn’t surprised that the shop was crowded when I dropped by to buy one!

I chose to wear my shirt with a favourite BUENO denim number and my REIGN thigh-high sneaks. I also added a REIGN tattoo choker and my treasured YUMMY necklace to complete the look.  My hairstyle is an absolute find, and is by MINA for THE GACHA GARDEN. Isn’t it beautiful? I was the luckiest I have ever been with a gacha machine; dropping the fatpack on my first attempt! To finish I added some ADDAMS ‘Cat Glasses’ (of course!) and some attitude for a look that’s casual but bang on trend, and perfect for chilling out at home on a Sunday.  Hope you approve – now go get that shirt!

*A ‘Kitty Quickie’ is going to be a blog device that I use more frequently on these pages. It’s a way of publishing a quick post (with links) without the long shopping list covering EVERYTHING  that takes ages for me to add once I’ve written the main article.  All the outfit key-elements are covered so don’t worry, you can still go shopping, it just means I can be a bit lazy from time to time!

MBA: One Night Only..

24148533132_337628f000_kIf you’re still craving fantastic fashion then Mesh Body Addicts is still going strong and most definitely NOT failing this city! Check out this epic body suit from MASOOM, which allows you to get in touch with your inner heroine.  As I’ve previously commented this round has to have been the best yet for MESH BODY ADDICTS across the grid, and I’ve enjoyed wearing some absolutely fantastic items that I’ve no doubt will stand the test of time! This is undoubtedly a gorgeous catsuit and I think it works equally well as both a fancy dress and a fetish item, but don’t just take my word for it, zoom on over to MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY and see for yourself!

KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

HEAD: Lelutka ‘Stella’ HUD 1.3 (worn with Laura applier, Asia tone)

EYES: IKON Triumph Eyes – Dusk (ML)

HAIRSTYLE: Action Inkubator ‘Emily’

OUTFIT: Masoom ‘Mahagony’ outfit from MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

MBA: I love a bit of VINYL!

Rough spots_002Well, I do, and it’s pleased me no end that there was an upsurge in sales of vinyl records and traditional record decks over the past few months. There’s something very comforting about listening to music from an LP; it sounds ‘warmer’ and the occasional crackle and pop as the needle bounces in and out of the grooves just adds something to the whole experience.

In-world, you can get the same warm, fuzzy feeling from VINYL clothing.  I love the designs that are available in-store and I’m a huge fan of the brand.  It’s all about the details for me, and even something as simple as this ‘Beal’ dress (and trust me, it is incredibly simple, in fact we’re talking ‘catch-your-death’ short!) features plenty of them.  Great shape and texture are a feature across the entire VINYL range and ‘Beal’ is no exception, but it’s what you can do with this dress that counts.  It’s perfect fodder for embellishment, and I added my all-time favourite jacket by EMERY, along with these absolutely essential FRI.DAY heels to make the perfect outfit for dancing!

Short, sassy and simple-is it me or has this been the absolute best round of MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY yet?

Here’s your shopping list with links! Enjoy!

KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

HEAD: Lelutka ‘Stella’ HUD 1.3 (worn with Laura applier, Asia tone)

EYES: IKON  ‘Hope’ eyes– Denim

HAIRSTYLE: Action Inkubator ‘Emily’

EARS: Mandala ‘Steking’ V. 3

JACKET: Emery ‘Hollywood’ Denim Jacket

DRESS: Vinyl ‘Beal’ Dress + panties MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

SHOES: Fri. ‘Portia’ Heels in Cherry COLLABOR88

ACCESSORIES: XYZ // Tattoo Choker [black]

KUNST ‘Septum Keeper’ KUSTOM 9

POSE:  Glitterati ‘Dance Off’

LOCATION: Commoner

MBA: You Know that I’m no good..

No Good_001..actually, scratch that, I’m better than good, I’m AWESOME!

Especially when I’m wearing this stunning ‘Helen’ silk dress from KAITHLEEN’S @ MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY.  This dress inspired a whole look because of the styling; it reminded me of a dress that Amy Winehouse once wore at a public appearance.  Unfortunately I can’t find a picture of her in it anywhere, but no matter, it inspired my whole look and Amy was nothing if not an inspiration. (Regular readers will already be aware of my love for Ms. Winehouse.)

The dress is available in some lovely colours. There’s a fabulous taupe, dazzling peacock blue and of course my favourite red which I’m sporting here:) (There’s also black and white too, along with a neutral shade but the colour options are really what sells this dress, in my opinion.

To add an element of Amy to this dress I opted to rummage around into my inventory for some long forgotten tattoos and added one of my favourite hairstyles of 2015, the fantastic ‘Winehouse’ by VANITY hair. Last but not least, I am still wearing my ‘Stella’ Mesh Head by LELUTKA too. My friend told me I looked like a cylon, but I have to disagree; I am incredibly taken with it and the main reason why is because not only does it look good, I don’t have to do any post-production to any of my photographs in-world since I started wearing it. Yup, that’s right, all my shots since I started wearing the mesh head are totally raw from Second Life. If that’s not a benefit then I don’t know what is!

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Also, a shout-out to my manicure; I’m a fan of DARK PASSIONS ‘Coffin Nails’ range of manis and pedis and the new releases that are on-show at MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY ‘Guen’s Grace’ and ‘Make A Wish’ are especially nice and excellent value, and I love that the detailing on them is so precise; zoom in to get the full benefit.

Here’s your shopping list and links!

KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

HEAD: Lelutka ‘Stella’ HUD 1.3 (worn with GLAM AFFAIR ‘Laura’ applier, Asia tone)

EYES: IKON Triumph Eyes – ‘Dusk’

EARS: Mandala ‘Steking’ V. 3

DRESS: Kaithleen’s ‘Helen’ Dress – Red – MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

HAIRSTYLE: Vanity Hair:  ‘Winehouse’

MANICURE: Dark Passions ‘Koffin Nails – Guen’s Grace’ MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

POSES: Both no longer available in-world, I’m a bugger for using old poses, sorry!

MBA, FLF and Project Limited too!

shopping_006As I type this, David Bowie is playing in the background.  I’m listening to the 1983 album ‘Let’s Dance’ which features some absolutely astonishing tracks, including some personal favourites such as the title track, along with ‘China Girl’ and ‘Cat People (Putting Out Fire)’.

I’ve always loved David Bowie; I saw ‘Ashes To Ashes’ on TOTP as a little girl and became fascinated with him.  The fact that he’s gone is such a loss, but what a legacy he has left behind, and his last album, ‘Blackstar’ is definitely worthy of your time, although it now makes for a poignant listen.

I’d say this look is Bowie-inspired, but that would be a bit cheeky of me; it isn’t really, although the flash of colour to my lips and the slightly punk feel to my outfit would be perfect for wearing to a concert of his.  Alas, I’ll never get the chance now.

KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

HEAD: Lelutka ‘Stella’ HUD 1.3 (worn with GLAM AFFAIR ‘Laura’ applier, Asia tone)

EYES: IKON Triumph Eyes – ‘Dusk’

EARS: Mandala ‘Steking’ V. 3

HAIR: Barberyumyum 73 (brown) FIFTY LINDEN FRIDAY

TOP: Valentina E  ‘Gwen’ Tank & Peekaboo Bra (Khaki) FIFTY LINDEN FRIDAY

SKIRT: D E Designs ‘Sheryl’ Skirt MESH BODY ADDICTS BI MONTHLY

ACCESSORIES:

:Z.S: Pagan choker –  Witch PROJECT LIMITED
[Z O O M] Lince Eyes Glasses PROJECT LIMITED

POSE:  Get Bent (no longer in world, sorry!) ‘Lean This Way’

Mesh Body Addicts – Yoga Practise

Yoga_002Sundays, a day of rest and relaxation.  Well, for some of us, like my cat Mylo in the background it’s definitely a day to be chill.  Me? I’ve put on some relaxing tunes and I’m throwing down some yoga moves in style!

MESH BODY ADDICTS is back and personally I think it’s the best round yet, with some fabulous fashion from formal to casualwear, which is what I’ve opted for here. These fantastic Sunday separates are from CYNFUL, which is one of those brands that seems to have been around forever in Second Life, but still manages to grow from strength to strength.  That’s because the quality of the items they sell never ceases to amaze.  I mean,

The items I’m wearing here are the pretty simple (and perfectly titled)  ‘Lazy About’ top and sweatpants, yet they’re textured to perfection (check out the crease-shading on the top, oosh!) and you can even change the colour of the drawstrings and eyelets on the pants via HUD.  I’ll get a LOT of wear out of these items; worn together they’re super casual yet the top would look great with denim (jeans or skirt, no matter) and the bottoms will look mighty fine with all kinds of tees and sloppy jumpers.

The pants are low-riders which means you can see my underwear which is from LUXURIA at ROMP. I have an affinity for all things Japanese, so seeing the Sakura blossom pattern on this lingerie meant I obviously had to have it, and like all LUXURIA pieces it fits like a dream and looks beautiful too. (It’s odd but I actually don’t like my avatar to not wear underwear; any other readers find themselves doing the same?)yoga 2_002Last but not least let me give a shout-out to another awesome event that has just started, and that is HAIROLOGY.  There are some utterly fantastic styles on show this round.

A couple really caught my eye too; both by PR!TTY   Problem is, I tried the demos for both but neither fit my mesh head properly, and being a mesh-head noob I’m not sure how to rectify that (any ideas?). Don’t let that put you off trying them out though, I’ve started to really enjoy wearing longer hairstyles over the past 12 months and both of these are incredibly sweet.

As  you can see I opted for short and sharp while I busted my asana on the yoga mat; this style is called ‘Natia’ by AMACCI and I really love the shape of the cut.  It frames the face incredibly well, starting short on the right hand side, but with a feeling of being swept through before it reaches the left hand side where it’s left long and full and covers the eye. It’s super feminine and an absolute joy to wear.

Blimey, three events in one blog post! I have to say there is some cracking retail therapy to be had in-world at the moment, but you definitely shouldn’t give MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY, ROMP*  or HAIROLOGY a miss!

*Especially if you don’t know what ‘Figging’ is.  I didn’t and  I now consider myself educated..

KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

HEAD: Lelutka ‘Stella’ HUD 1.3 (worn with GLAM AFFAIR ‘Laura’ applier, Asia tone)

EYES: IKON Triumph Eyes – ‘Dusk’

HAIRSTYLE: Amacci ‘Natia’ HAIROLOGY

TOP: Cynful ‘Lazy About’ Top – Dark Grey MBA EVENT

BOTTOMS: Cynful ‘Lazy About’ Sweatpants – Dark Red MBA EVENT

UNDERWEAR: Luxuria ‘Sakura’ ROMP

Poses provided by BAZAR ‘Toronto Yoga Mat’ and GOS ‘Pose Pouffe-Tan’

Wrap up! It’s time for The Season’s Story

Aphorism_002..and I have *just* the thing.  One of the problems with Winter coats is that usually they’re so darn formal; big and heavy structured woolen numbers that look perfect when you’re all dressed up but when you want something warm yet dressed-down they just don’t work. The perfect solution then is a parka, and rejoice for APHORISM have released just the thing at THE SEASON’S STORY (opens 10th January)

The Winchester Parka is available for both sexes (You’ll see the male version at TMD, available now) and is the perfect casual Second Life winter jacket.  The female version includes the always handy Maitreya Autohide option to make wearing super easy, but really all you need to decide is which option to go for, because there are plenty of great colours to choose from.

I chose to go all bright and pink because, well, why the hell not? In fact, this is a GREAT look; add some leggings and flats, or just rain-boots and you’re good to go! Stick on a beanie and some headphones and you’re urban to the max, especially if you add jeans and sneakers.  As usual (for me anyway) a lot of the joy I get from Second Life clothing is knowing whether I could wear this in real life, and I so could.  The material looks chunky and dense, and the texture is spot on; a bit of twill and rib and lots of wrinkles and shading in all the right places make this a must-have item.

Do not miss this; it’s a cracking coat and one that is sure to prove extremely popular in-world and with good reason.  Right, I’m off for a pint…

KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

HEAD: Lelutka ‘Stella’ HUD 1.3 (worn with Laura applier, Asia tone)

EYES: IKON Triumph Eyes – Dusk (ML)

HAIRSTYLE: Action Inkubator ‘Emily’

COAT: Aphorism ‘Winchester Parka’ (Camo Pink) THE SEASONS STORY

PS – Yes, I’m wearing a mesh head after swearing blind (not that long ago either) that I would never wear one.  What can I say other than I got bored over the festive period, gave one a whirl and fell in love! I’ll talk more about this epiphany very soon..

The MBA Bi-Monthly Is Almost Here!

2016_001So, here we are.  A new year, a new start, and a very  HAPPY NEW YEAR to all KITTYWITCHIN’ readers!

Forgive me if I’m sounding a little melancholy but 2015 was a hard year for so many of us, myself included. Add to that international events that saw the world so divided, and you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who wasn’t glad to see the end of the old year, and welcome the new.

I’ve spoken many times on this blog about my own personal attitude to blogging, about it being about pleasure rather than commitment first and foremost, and that’s why you’ll see that I barely posted over the festive season.  I gave myself some much needed time off from life in general. This week I’ve had a week off work to just relax, re-focus and just BE. It’s done me the power of good, and whilst I can’t say that I feel re-invigorated (it’s a damp, dank January so far after all) I sure do feel rested.

So here’s the first blogpost of 2016.  I haven’t actually logged in world much at all during the festive period but I’m glad I did today because it’s been lovely to receive some gorgeous items to share with you that are part of the MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY event.  This dress is the first item I opened and as soon as I saw it I knew it would work perfectly with this hair that I blogged from ‘Winter Trend’ last month, ‘Miriam’ by EN VOGUE.

The dress, called ‘Audrey’, is from PPD (PINK PEARL DESIGNS) and it’s a nice take on an often-repeated Second Life wardrobe staple. The stud embellishment across the torso looks good, and it winds itself around to the back of the dress. I didn’t find any major fit mesh issues that couldn’t be corrected via HUDS, and the dress fits BELLEZA ‘Freya’ and ‘Isis’ along with Maitreya ‘Lara’ (worn here) as well as SLink. Because of the long sleeves and the shape of the dress it has a formal feel, and in my opinion it works particularly well when worn with updos and of course this beret style.

You’ll be able to purchase ‘Audrey’ from the MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY EVENT that opens on the 10th, and promises to be a corker. I’ll be sharing some more of the goodies that you’ll be able to buy from the event on these pages over the next few days, so watch this space!

 KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

SKIN: Glam Affair – Katra – Polar – August NB

EYES: IKON Triumph Eyes – Dusk (ML)

EYEBROWS: Nar Mattaru ‘Power Brows’ (Pitch Black + brow highlight)

LASHES: Hush ‘Flirt’

LIPS: PXL ‘Sweet Lips’ v1.4

HAIRSTYLE: enVOGUE HAIR – Miriam WINTER TREND

DRESS: PPD ‘Audrey’ (Black) MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

ACCESSORIES:

NECKLACE – ‘Cae’  – Choupette (Christmas present, lucky me!)

POSE by ADORKABLE POSES (No longer available, sorry)

 

 

Kitty’s Winter Warmers – Winter Trend 2015

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I found this gorgeous padded jacket at WINTER TREND 2015. It’s from MERLIFIC and the reason it caught my eye was the fantastic digitised skull and heart print that covers it. It’s nothing too fancy but incredibly effective. The padded collar looks well on this too, and I found a medium fit incredibly well on my Maitreya body without too much faffing around.  It’s cheap and cheerful and wears well with an old favourite BLUEBERRY skirt. I’ve also added some EN VOGUE hair that’s an exclusive to the event.  This style comes complete with beret and is a lovely simple bob shape that looks great in the ombre shades. EN VOGUE have been a real eye opener this year for me; they’ve produced consistently great hairstykles throughout the year and were a real highlight at HAIR FAIR 2015. I’m keen to see what 2016 offers from this brand!Last but not least I’m sporting some fantastic patterened tights by IZZIES from THE LIAISON COLLABORATIVE.  They come in all the colours you could possibly need for winter and are incredibly easy to choose and apply via HUD.Incidentally, this a raw shot from SL, so you can see how good these items look without the need for editing.  It’s good to share how items genuinely look in-world, it’s all too easy to edit out a pesky glitch and I plan to feature more of these kind of shots in 2016 so you can see how good items really look.  Of course, having a great PC helps, but so do windlights, choice of pose and the quality of the items you wear.  Good skin and eyes are ALWAYS a starter for ten in my opinion. Add elements like hairbases which add authenticity to your look along with lashes, brows and accessories and you’re onto a vitual winner.

I do think Kitty needs to wear a shirt under this coat though, she’ll catch her death! Here’s your list for shopping happy!

KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

SKIN: Glam Affair – Katra – Polar – August NB

EYES: IKON Triumph Eyes – Dusk (ML)

EYEBROWS: Nar Mattaru ‘Power Brows’ (Pitch Black + brow highlight)

LASHES: Hush ‘Flirt’

LIPS: PXL ‘Sweet Lips’ v1.4

HAIRSTYLE: enVOGUE HAIR – Miriam WINTER TREND

COAT: *Merlific* Sexy Winter Coat Skull [M] WINTER TREND

SKIRT: Blueberry Belted Denim Skirt Grey

TIGHTS: Izzies Chevron Tights – THE LIAISON COLLABORATIVE

ACCESSORIES:

(Yummy) Repurposed Charms Necklace – Eclectic

(NO) Cat RIng – 24k Gold RARE

(NO) Cat RIng – Max

The Horror! Penta Septum SUICIDE DOLLZ

20Twenty: Milk Tea is ‘Just Darling’

Milk tea_001.jpgAnother stonking bargain courtesy of the November round of Twenty20 and it’s one for applier lovers everywhere, especially with a juicy 20% discount!

These stockings from MILK TEA are a real find; they come with matching pants and to the rear, just below the lace, are delicate little bows in matching fabric.  They’re super pretty and well worth your time checking out: as you can see they look pretty awesome when worn with this DEAD DOLLZ ‘Shierak’ cardigan and see through dress, available from the mainstore. I don’t usually go for anything white, but I couldn’t resist this.  It’s clean, bright and fresh and looks gorgeous with these stockings, don’t you think?  (Incidentally MILK TEA produced another favourite of mine recently too, a label well worth checking out!)

Because my look was already verging on the virginal I went for simple, side-swept hair in a red shade.  This is a free gift from the PREMIUM ONLY EVENT; the STATIC ‘Angelica’ hair in Red, and to complement it perfectly I teamed it with my favourite brows of the moment, NAR MATTARU’s ‘Power Brows’, also in Natural redhead.

This is a perfect look for chilling out in my skybox, which I’m getting ready for Christmas now.  That said, I couldn’t resist this TARTE ‘Lighted Tapestry’ in Berry from the birthday round (it’s a belter!) of THE FANTASY COLLECTIVE.  Here are all your details, happy shopping!

KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

SKIN: Zoul Creations ‘Gina’ (worn with ‘Teal Touch 03’ eyeshadow)

EYES: IKON ‘Ardent Eyes’ Pewter (S) (OLD GROUP GIFT)

EYEBROWS: Nar Mattaru ‘Power Brows’ (Pitch Black + brow highlight)

LASHES: Hush ‘Flirt’

HAIRSTYLE: Static ‘Angelica’

DRESS: Dead Dollz  ‘Shierak’

STOCKINGS: Mint Tea ‘Just Darling’ (Mint Dots)

POSE: Get Bent ‘Model Walking’ (No longer available)

Just Jez: Mr. Smarty Pants

Snapshot_001There’s a lot of (unnecessary) hipster-hate out there these days but if there’s one thing I personally congratulate that crowd for it’s the fact that they’ve (well, some of them) have brought the concept of dressing well back into the mainstream.  These days we don’t do a double take if we see a man sporting an exemplary beard and wearing a three piece suit, and that’s precisely how it should be if you ask me. It’s nice to dress well, something that is being remembered and definitely reflected in mainstream fashion, and I’m pleased to see it echoed in Second Life too. There are in fact a LOT of hipsters in-world; it seems to attract them and you’ll find them in their natural habitat, aka THE MENS DEPT, in droves. It’s a great place for (virtual) people watching but you’re always guaranteed to find something pretty special to wear too.  This month it’s the APHORISM ‘Cassady’ suit collection that pushes all Jez’s buttons, and it’s not hard to see why.  The Suit comes in 6 colours, Black, Charcoal, Grey, Pale Grey, Blue and Brown. The Jacket comes with 7 Tie, 5 Waistcoat & 4 Shirt options, trousers and jacket sold separately. It looks superb. The textures that have been chosen by designer Rucy Byron are perfect for a suit of this nature; it feels traditional for sure but it has an edge that means you can sport your man-bun, tattoos and septum piercings with this suit and look elegant and dapper. Snapshot_002

Click HERE to visit THE MENS DEPT SL and try the suit out for size!

Summoning The Spirits…

All Hallows EveGetting pretty Kitty-desperate here, just what is a girl to do? I need an EPIC outfit for tonight! Time to get summoning up some serious inspiration.  Hang on, I need to look good to do that as well! GAH! OK, I’m going to throw on an old favourite skin from NAR MATTARU and some cracking eyeliner from MONS.  I’ll add the amazing ‘Martia’ dress by FISHY STRAWBERRY in what else but a demonic red, and I’ll add those Doutzen boots from ILLI, both from THE MESH BODY ADDICTS fair.  To finish an old fave hairstyle of mine, ‘Octavia’ by BURLEY and it’s time to summon those spirits…

Kitty Wears:

BODY: SLink Physique Original

SKIN: Nar Mattaru ‘Zoe’ (03)

EYES: IKON  Hope Eyes in ‘Crimson’

EYELINER: Mons ‘Black Eyeliner series – 9’ SALE AT MONS! ENDING SOON!

LASHES: Hush ‘Flirt’

HAIRBASE: GAJA X Celebribase – Fran

HAIRSTYLE: Burley ‘Octavia’ (Dips)

DRESS:  Fishy Strawberry ‘Martia’ Dress – Passion Red MBA BI-MONTHLY EVENT

BOOTS:  Illi ‘Doutzen’ Boots (SLink fit) MBA BI-MONTHLY EVENT

Accessories:

PIERCING: Yummy – Spiked Septum (Gold)

HORNS  – Very old, no longer available, sorry!

POSE  – Elephante Poses – Witchcraft#1

A Gentle Halloween..

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Can there be such a thing? Well, for this post I wanted to create a softer, gentler look for Halloween.  Not everyone wants their costumes to be super-loud and in your face with props and sound effects and all sorts of nasty.  Some people like a subtler approach, and I found that incredibly easy to do courtesy of a few fabulous bits and bobs that I discovered at THE MESH BODY ADDICTS FAIR.

First of all I’m wearing a skin by a brand that I’ve never worn before, ‘Jennifer’ by LURE.  It’s not a bad skin at all actually: the body looks pretty good and the skin tone looks nice and constant across my MAITREYA body. The face is pretty too, although the brows weren’t to my preference at all.  Fortunately a NB option meant I could add some ZOUL CREATIONS eyebrows to make for a very lovely face indeed.  I’m not wearing any cosmetics other than the brow add-on and I think you’ll agree with me that as faces go she’s lovely.  With that in mind I think she’s a great choice for a basic everyday wear skin.

So an understated outfit for an understated skin is required, and some of the separates on sale at THE MESH BODY ADDICTS FAIR more than meet my requirements.  You can’t go wrong with simple yet quality pieces in SECOND LIFE, but the texturing has to be spot on. These ‘Seleste’ tops by VISION are super simple to wear yet very effective because their colours are nice and bright and the surface looks perfect.  An absolute wardrobe staple and incredibly cheap at the price too; a fatpack costs L$799 and contains 15 tops in a shade for every occasion. I wouldn’t normally do this but I would say if you have the Linden you might want to consider splashing out on the fatpack because you will get so much wear out of these tops! (A three-pack of tops costs L$199 btw, still great value but that fatpack is where it’s at!)

My top was easy enough to sort out, but what about the bottom? Trousers? Nah, I fancied a nice skirt and instead of raiding my virtual closet for a denim number, as is my usual choice, I decided to go for something super girly. This ABSOLUT VENDETTA Skater Skirt is just the ticket and totally works with the VISION top, it’s like they were made for each other! What witchcraft is this?!   In fact, I am not one at all for dotty prints but I absolutely adore the texture on this skirt; it’s charming and the colour perfectly complements my hair and hat, which are incidentally gifts available  from WASABI PILLS (hair) and LYRICAL & BABYSTEPS at TRUNK OR TREAT 2015.

To finish is my only purchase from FIFTY LINDEN FRIDAYS this week, and whenever LIVALLE is featured I’m there quick as a flash.  I absolutely adore LIVALLE footwear, it’s so beautifully made and packaged and to get two pairs of suitably spooky heels (one orange and one black) for just Fifty Lindens is a real treat indeed.

So there you have it; a nice gentle Halloween look for the more introverted amongst us.  What do you think?

Kitty Wears:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

SKIN: Lure ‘Jennifer’ (NB) MESH BODY ADDICTS FAIR

EYES: IKON  ‘Triumph Eyes’ Armor (S) (OLD GROUP GIFT)

EYEBROWS: Zoul Creations Eyebrow Set 03-Black

LASHES: Hush ‘Flirt’

HAIRBASE: GAJA X Celebribase – Fran

HAIRSTYLE: Wasabi Pills ‘Chanel’ Licorice GROUP GIFT

TOP: Vision ‘Seleste’ MESH BODY ADDICTS FAIR

SKIRT: Absolut Vendetta  – Skater Skirt  MESH BODY ADDICTS FAIR

SHOES: Livalle ‘Rhiannon’ Platform Heels (Orange Bat) FIFTY LINDEN FRIDAY (May still be available! Go see!)

PIERCING: Yummy – Spiked Septum (Gold)

HAT: Lyrical & Babysteps ‘Witch Hat Hairband’ FREEBIE FROM TRUNK OR TREAT 2015

POSE:  K&S ‘Seductive Lady 4’

I have NO IDEA what to wear for Halloween…

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There’s *STILL* so much to do before Halloween, can you believe it’s finally here?! I’m frantically trying to decide on my outfit but failing miserably; there’s just too much choice this year! So, while I try to perfect my look I’m chilling out in my skybox home, experimenting with various make-ups and hairstyles.   One thing I absolutely adore about my virtual home is my LARK dresser that is covered in TRES BLAH items from various rounds of THE ARCADE.  Of course, there are cats everywhere (how many can you spot in this snap?) along with jewellery and styling products galore.  It’s a very Kitty-bedroom!Rummaging around in my many boxes helped me to rediscover a favourite from last year; my Mona Halloween Lingerie from BLACKLACE.  Via the nifty miracle that are OMEGA APPLIERS I got to be able to wear this set on my MAITREYA body. Swit swoo huh?  Add my go-to NCORE boots in their Halloween edition and I could pretty much out go as is; except I can’t decide which BLACKLACE undies to sport seeing as they’ve dropped another group gift upon us which is just as snazzy..Halloween_003

..see what I mean? This is the ‘Maddy’ Halloween gift , and I’m wearing it in purple (orange is included as well, yay!)  I’m also sporting the second hairstyle available at the latest round of UBER from LITTLE BONES while I do the dance of ‘I’ve got nothing to wear’ around my bedroom as the cats stare at me in a bemused manner.

I still haven’t decided on my outfit for Halloween.

Kitty Wears:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

SKIN: Glam Affair Alice-America 04 NB

EYES: Ikon‘Charm Eyes’ (Brown)

BROWS: Just Magnetized ‘Diva Brows 03 – Brunette’

LASHES: Hush ‘Flirt’

EARS: Mandala ‘Steking’ Series 5

LIPS: PXL Sweet Lips

HAIRBASE: Gaja x Celebribase – Fran

JEWELLERY:   Cae ‘Eerie’ Necklace – Available on SL Marketplace HERE  and Yummy ‘Spiked Septum’ (Gold)

Picture one credits:

HAIRSTYLE: Little Bones ‘Luna’ (M) UBER SL

UNDERWEAR: Blacklace ‘Mona’ Halloween Gift 2014

LIPSTICK: Adored ‘Pop Lips’ (Sweet Lips)

EYELINER: Adored ‘Cherry Bomb’ Winged liner (tintable)

BOOTS: N-Core ‘Alexandra’ Halloween Edition

POSE: Get Bent ‘Call Me fluffy One More Time I Dare You’ (No longer in-world, sadly)

Picture two credits:

HAIRSTYLE: Little Bones’Creme’ (L) UBER SL

UNDERWEAR: Blacklace ‘Maddy’ Halloween Gift 2015

LIPSTICK: Adored ‘Pop Lips’ (Sweet Lips)

EYELINER:Adored ‘Cherry Bomb’ Winged liner (tintable)

POSE: Kokolores – Lazin #1

Saturday Sorcery: The Well Dressed Witch

Well dressed witchAnother day, another Witchy look inspired by this fabulous ERRATIC ‘Mia’ dress from the MBA BI-MONTHLY EVENT. It’s the red version I’m sporting this time, along with a fabulous REMARKABLE OBLIVION hat, won from one of the Gacha machines in their store. You know, these hats really do take some beating. They’re probably the most detailed witch/sorcerer style bonnets on the grid when it comes to design and colour, and because they’re so well made they really do make a nice alternative to the regular black pointy number that is currently being sported here, there and everywhere. Dare to be different folks! I’m still wearing the ILLI ‘Doutzen’ boots; they’re just a sensation and this time I’m sporting a nice brown texture to coordinate beautifully with my frock.
My hairstyle is from LITTLE BONES at N21.  What can I say about LITTLE BONES hair that I haven’t already said in many a blog post on these pages?  Not much to be fair.
The styles are always sensational and I’ve completely converted to their long-hair ways. One thing I particularly like about this style is the way that the back has been rendered, there is just as much attention paid to the tendrils and locks that fall against you as there is attention paid to the front. I’ve got some snaps that will show you what I mean coming up in a few posts time, so watch this space. Naturally I’m still sporting my current fave skin, ‘Becca’ from ZOUL CREATIONS because why would I take something so awesome off? I’ve rummaged in my inventory too to find an an old favourite necklace of mine, ‘Eerie’ by CAE that I blogged about extensively HERE, all the way back in 2013! It hasn’t dated at all and for me will be getting a lot of wear during Halloween due to the myriad of charms in the HUD. It’s still available so be sure to indulge! Oh, and last but not least, check out my eyeballs! I forgot that I had these IKON ‘Hope’ eyes in Crimson until yesterday but what a fabulous find for me at this time of year.  They manage to be completely devilish yet elegant at the same time; I’ll be having LOTS of fun with these, that’s for sure!

Kitty Wears:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

SKIN: Zoul Creations ‘Becca’ SK1  Dk Brows chB ( Smoky Brown 02 eyeshadow, red 3 lip)

EYES: IKON  Hope Eyes in ‘Crimson’

LASHES: Hush ‘Flirt’

HAIRBASE: GAJA X Celebribase – Fran

HAIRSTYLE: Little Bones: ‘Velvet’ (Balayage Pack) N21

DRESS: Erratic ‘Mia’ in Black (Maitreya) MBA BI-MONTHLY EVENT

BOOTS:  Illi ‘Doutzen’ Boots (Maitreya fit) MBA BI-MONTHLY EVENT

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Fantasy Friday: Tricks and treats at The Fantasy Collective

Let me be your fantasyIf you have a group slot free it is well worth your time to join THE FANTASY COLLECTIVE and swoop on down to see what wonderfulness  awaits you at this month’s round.  Not only will you discover some suitably scary items, you’ll also be able to indulge on some rather cracking freebies.  Each designer in attendance has placed a stonking great big pumpkin alongside their stand, and it’s filled with either a trick, or a treat.
The treats are exactly that readers too; I’m wearing some of them in this snap.  I look ruddy scrumptious don’t I? Well, first of all you’ll see some blood-smeared on my kitty-lips, that’s courtesy of some epic lip tattoos which are a freebie from IZZIES.  The blood trickling down my throat is a gift necklace called ‘Bleed’ from the always amazing CAE, and the hair is an absolutely brilliant freebie from DAMSELFLY.  Isn’t it just to die for? This style is absolutely gorgeous; I love the fact that it features some pretty plaits to one side (perfect to show off your elven ears) and a full-bodied crown and side-swept fringe to finish.  As freebies go this one is pretty monumental and you would be foolish to miss the event, and this gift too. I paired all my freebie finds with this beautiful ERRATIC ‘Mia’ dress from THE MESH BODY ADDICTS event.  It’s available in a myriad of pattern and plain combinations, but this image just called for me to wear the black version.  I get the feeling that this dress would be incredibly lightweight in real life, very silky and slinky too, but it wears beautifully on my MAITREYA body. Of course because it’s an ERRATIC dress you just know that it’s going to have the perfect amount of detail, even though it’s a relatively simple piece.  The creasing and the slight drape and gape to the fabric feels just right and of course it looks beautiful.  I adore it.
Lots for you to enjoy here readers, so here’s your shopping list! 

Kitty Wears:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

SKIN: Zoul Creations ‘Becca’ SK1  Dk Brows chB ( Smoky Brown 02 eyeshadow, Nude 2 lip)

EYES: IKON  Hope Eyes in ‘Crimson’

LASHES: Hush ‘Flirt’

EARS: Mandala ‘Steking’ Series 5

HAIR: Damselfly  ‘Amarie ‘ rigged-mesh mixed pack  THE FANTASY COLLECTIVE (Gift)

DRESS: Erratic ‘Mia’ in Black (Maitreya) MBA BI-MONTHLY EVENT

Accessories: