C88: Rainforest Rainforest Rah Rah Rah!

holiday_007(Yes, it’s a shit post title, my imagination had left the building when I wrote it, OK?)

I really hadn’t anticipated loving this month’s C88 theme, ‘Rainforest’, quite as much as I have. I’ve bought a significant amount of stuff, yikes, but that’s because everything on display at this round has been so hot.

Example: here’s me looking positively ruddy sizzling in a glorious bikini from TETRA.  This is the ‘Cryssie’ Bikini, and it features a crossover front with ribbon closure to the back and the neck.  It’s one of those items that is incredibly simple, yet when done right it’s an absolute sensation.  TETRA is a great brand, I hadn’t realised how much to my taste their clothes were and they’ll certainly be a brand I consider more in the future.

There are 12 options available but I went for a nice plain and simple flesh tone with the intention of dressing it up with the TEEFY ‘Winnie’ sweater, which is precisely what I’ve done and I confess, for the entirety of the week I’ve lived in this outfit. Dirty Kitty.

Last but not least, this hairstyle is a bit of a corker innit? This is ‘King’ from LITTLE BONES, one of three long and lovely styles at C88.  I really love their long hairstyles, especially because they come with a HUD allowing you to change the positioning of the hair.  It’s an absolute winner if you ask me.

Next month’s C88 theme is going to be ‘Tan Lines’, muted earthy tones rather than an all-out fall extravaganza. I’m looking forward to it immensely, but until September 6th you’ve got the glorious ‘Rainforest’ to enjoy, and I hope you do as much as I have.

Kitty wears:

Head: CATWA ‘Kimberly’

EYES: CATWA Mesh Eyes (colour selected from integrated HUD)

Body: MAITREYA ‘Lara’

Skin: PINK FUEL ‘Adeline’ (Brulee tone)

Hair: LITTLE BONES ‘King’ (Fusion)

Ears:  SWALLOW ‘Punky’ ears

Choker:  REIGN Tattoo choker

Glasses:  ZOOM Hame glasses

Nosering: SAGA ‘Meow’ Nosering

Tattoo: WHITE WIDOW  ‘Loving’

Pose:  *Can’t ruddy remember, will add when I find out!*

Exclusively at C88: (Click HERE)

Bikini: TETRA  ‘Cryssie’ Bikini

Sweater: TEE FY ‘Winnie’ Slouchy Sweater

Rings: YUMMY ACCESSORIES  ‘Rainforest’ Ring Set

Nails: NYLON OUTFITTERS ART NAILS ‘Monstera Leaf’ Maitreya Nail Appliers

 

 

 

Happy Valentina E Day!

Well, when you shop at VALENTINA E pretty much every day is a good day, and that goes double for her latest offerings at FAMESHED. 

She’s released the ‘Meghan’ Belted coat and dress at the event, and they’re delicious. As is usual with Valentina’s designs we’re talking modern styling with a retro twist.  The Meghan dress is, on first glance, a sleeveless style that finishes at the knee with a belt to the waist. Look closer and you’ll see that the front of the dress is unusual; one side draping while the other remains fitted.

The coat is also rather tasty as well: a short, classic mac style with added flair and a bold ribbon bow tie at the waist.  The upright collar gives the whole look a lift and makes for a fashionable finish. PicMonkey ImageI paired mine with a new favourite hairstyle from TRUTH called ‘Lady’ that comes replete with a ton of styling options for the hair and the scarf.  Sadly,  there wasn’t a leopard print texture choice in the HUD, so to get my cat print fix I added some favourite ATOMIC shades.  I look like I should be a Private Detective, or flashing my underwear at passers-by, but in fashionable style, obviously! I told you it was a good round this time at FAMESHED didn’t I?

**Follow links in text to designers mentioned, check the previous post for details of skin etc.  Poses all Kitty’s own**

 

Be My Valentine?

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

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

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

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

KITTY WEARS: 

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

EYES APPLIER: ARTE ‘Supernova’ THE CHAPTER FOUR

BODY: MAITREYA ‘Lara’

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

TATTOOS: NAR MATTARU ‘Hold Fast’ tattoo

EARS:  RANDOM MATTER

NOSE RING: YUMMY

HAIR: ‘Jen’ WASABI 

SPECTACLES & RINGS: YUMMY ( Rings exclusive to N21)

NECK BOW: Bow by BOOM

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

The Love Witch

It’s hard to believe we’re almost into February; Christmas only seems like it was five minutes ago, yet at the same time it seems so very far away.  Still, there are lots of events to look forward to in 2018, and coming up we have St. Valentine’s Day, where we celebrate the beating, stoning and eventual beheading of this religious martyr

No, we don’t actually, we celebrate romantic love and all that it entails. Like most real-life holidays and festivals SECOND LIFE embraces St Valentine’s Day with as much gusto as it can, meaning that the grid will soon be festooned in frothy pink and red hearts everywhere, but there’s also going to be some excellent shopping opportunities.

If you like your looks romantic but retro with a modern edge, here’s an outfit to get you going.  I’m sporting a beautiful frock from VALENTINA E (perfect place for Valentine’s Day fashion, right down to the name!) in a perfect shade of blush pink, although other colours are available.  It features puffy sleeves and a nipped-in, banded waist with a ‘V’ neck to both the front and back, along with excellent creasing and seam detail.  I’ve teamed it with some edgy tattoos from NAR MATTARU, and a cracking necklace I discovered whilst mooching around RANDOM MATTER (one of my absolute fave stores in-world for edgy and unusual accessories).  My rings are from YUMMY, a brand that is quite frankly on fire at the moment, releasing epic ring set after ring set (and here I am buying them all) and this one is no exception. This is the ‘Sweetheart’ ring set, featuring a ginormous, gem-encrusted heart, along with individual decorated bands and statement rings to adorn your paws in perfect Valentine fashion.  It’s available right now at N21 and is available to fit either Maitreya or Slink.

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Right, that’s one look sorted for Valentine’s Day. Plenty of time left to change my mind and my outfit a million times over. Watch this space!

KITTY WEARS: 

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

BODY: MAITREYA ‘Lara’

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

HAIR: ELIKATIRA ‘Mabel’

DRESS: VALENTINA E ‘My little Pink Dress’ (Exclusively for Maitreya Lara)

TATTOOS: NAR MATTARU ‘Hold Fast’ tattoo

EARS & NECKLACE:  RANDOM MATTER

SPECTACLES & RINGS: YUMMY ( Rings exclusive to N21)

POSE: LUXE Sonya 5