I used to really enjoy making videos for my channel. I’m out of practice, so I’m waffling on a bit, but I hope you can tell how enthusiastic I am about this lovely skin, ‘Michelle’ from Powder Pack March 2019, which was specifically for Genus heads.
As long as my arse looks south I will always, ALWAYS buy the releases that Nylon Pinkney (Nylon Outfitters) and her RL sister Polyester Partridge (Yummy) create because they never disappoint. For me, these two designers represent all that is fantastic about our virtual world. They craft such beautiful, quirky designs and they’re just so damn refreshing. The colours they use in their designs, their artistry and the way that they present their work is totally my thing. They continually impress me.
This month at Collabor88 Nylon has released some glorious underwear. Now, for some reason in recent months ( and I know I’ve mentioned this before, but anyway) I’ve become obsessed with virtual underwear. Readers, there is so much good stuff out there, both mesh designs and body appliers, that it’s basically booty heaven. In real life, I’m all about simplicity when it comes to my undercrackers. I’m not the kind of lass who can afford to shop at Agent Provocateur, for example, BUT in Second Life I can live out my luxury lingerie dreams with no problems at all.
If you’re reading this: Nylon, you’re totally an enabler, just putting it out there, LOL!
The gorgeous applier undergarments for Spring which you can grab at C88, come in plain or country lace. I say plain, but they’re anything but. Delicious details abound, suggesting frilly lace and delicate pattern. The sets are Maitreya and Omega compatible, and for some reason, I decided to go for yellow. Not a colour I normally go for, but it spoke to me, and I’m so happy I invested. I feel pretty, girly, fresh and feminine.
I dunno why but these made me feel very happy. I don’t really like the idea of wandering around the grid with no knickers on under my mesh garments, and generally, I mask my lady areas so if anyone tries to cam up my skirt they see nothing. It may sound daft, but comforts me when I see lovely undies such as these on sale across the grid. Why not give these a whirl at C88? Here’s your taxi!
(Incidentally, details of the skin, hair and cosmetics that I’m wearing can be found HERE)
Skin Fair 2019 has kicked off and it’s a blooming belter this year, it really is. Getting in is ALWAYS a nightmare in the first few days, you may as well try walking through treacle, but I DID manage to swerve on by and snaffle the BOLD & BEAUTY ‘Lana’ skin. I’d previously tried demos (being a member of the Pale Girl Productions Info Group means you have access to all the demos so that you can try them in the comfort of your home)
The publicity photos had me at ‘Hello’ because you can practically be Lana Del Ray, but I don’t want to be, I’m Kitty, and the virtual world is way too full of wannabe Kims and Kylies as is. However, I liked the styling of the skin so decided to give it a whirl and fell in love. It just worked beautifully on my Genus Project Baby Head (I’m currently into Genus heads in a BIG way) On my head/shape, it works incredibly well; giving a classic feel to my Genus Project ‘Baby’ Head. Incidentally, there’s a Genus ‘Strong’ Head available at Skin Fair, I haven’t invested BUT I did try it and it’s a bit of a corker, give it a whirl. While I was at the event I also tried the LAQ ‘Ivy’ head, which I mentioned in my previous post. It’s a lovely head if you’re after that kind of anime styling, but you can also adjust it with your shape sliders to make it a little less avant-garde. Again, a great head but I haven’t indulged.
Back to the skin on which I did indulge; I really like the way it’s drawn although I’m going to try some different brows (I’m into virtual brows in a huge way; I can’t explain it, don’t ask) and I also need to try with some extra makeups, but as a base it’s beautiful and I’ve been wearing it less than 24 hours but have gotten compliments on it, which is always a plus!
Another skin you definitely SHOULD test at SKIN FAIR 2019 is the new PINK FUEL ‘Emiri’ skin. It’s gorgeous and I came very close to purchasing it but would have needed to purchase new body appliers as well and seeing as I already had the BOLD & BEAUTY ones that kind of made my purchasing decision for me. However, don’t let my buying decisions influence yours, we all know Mochi Milena is one of the best skin creators on the grid and you should definitely drop by her Skin Fair kiosk and indulge your senses.
What do you think to my hair in this photograph? It’s not often I indulge in long hairstyles, they have to be something pretty darn special and this ‘Intrepid’ style from STEALTHIC for COLLABOR88 is just that. Why haven’t I discovered STEALTHIC until now? Navel-gazing again, eh Kitty? Well, better late than never. What I particularly like about this style is the tousled layers, the ability to change the style via a styling HUD, and the seriously cute baby hairs on the forehead. I took a chance on the ‘Ombres’ HUD and I’m mighty pleased that I did, I can see myself getting a LOT of wear out of this and will be visiting the main store very soon to try some other styles. I’m currently drooling over the Flickr feed and note that long hair is clearly STEALTHIC‘s speciality and I can’t wait to try some more. Seriously, go and give this one a shot. You can really tell that time and care has been taken during the development of this style and the chunky waves fall in a beguiling manner, framing the face perfectly. I’m in love, can you tell? It’s also a bloody bargain at 288L each (there are six colour packs available) and it’s just 988L fatpack.
Last but not least I’m living for this gorgeous ‘Juliet’ frock which was the VALENTINA E contribution to this week’s FIFTY LINDEN FRIDAY round. It’s a truly lovely dress, with plenty of details and even a metal colour change HUD. It’s stylish, on-trend and incredibly pretty and it’s almost a crime that it’s just L$50. It’s still available at the main store at the time of writing so RUN and get it!
‘Cosmopolitan‘ has always been a bit of a hit or miss event for me. Sometimes I’ll drop by and find some absolutely hideous things on sale, and other months I’ll visit and it’s packed to the brim with wonderful stuff. I’m happy to say this month is one of those better occasions where quality abounds, and I picked up some rather fabulous things which I’ll share with you in coming posts.
The highlight for me, however, has to be this romper suit by ADORSY. I genuinely absolutely detest romper suits in real life. I really do! To me, they just look wrong and worst of all, when you want a wee you end up sitting on the toilet butt naked because you have to take the whole thing off. Nope, I’m not fussed about that inconvenience. However, this being Second Life I can wear a romper without worrying if I’ll freeze to death as I sit on the porcelain throne.
This one is a bit of a corker too; ticking all the boxes style-wise. It features the statement cold shoulder look coupled with puffed sleeves AND defined, slim fitting cuffs. Sounds awful on paper, but looks great in reality. The draping at the front is effective and the contrast belt really adds an edge. It’s beguilingly simple yet manages to look sophisticated despite the fact that it’s a frigging romper suit…who’d have thought it?
I have no patience and the vendor took AGES so I ended up buying it twice. I probably should send a notecard to the creator, Raven Corith, about that but I’m a very lazy person and besides, I don’t begrudge him the extra Lindens when I’ve bought something that makes me so happy.
It’s also a great way to feature body art, which brings me to my second find at Cosmopolitan, a very simple but super pretty tattoo by AURICA. This ‘Rita’ tattoo is L$199 and impressively simple in design; a v-neck pattern that falls between the breasts at the front and is repeated on the back, with matching elements on the arms. Perfect for when you want body decoration, but nothing too elaborate.
Last but not least I’m in dire need of some new poses. Fortunately, Cosmopolitan delivered here too. SEMOTION are there with the ‘Modeling Pose Set 56’ and it’s a great collection of ten bento compatible poses for L$420 (or you can purchase separately at L$50 per pose) A tad on the pricey side but worth it, in my opinion, some of these will make for great shots, in particular, the one I’m using in this picture, ‘SE Modeling-541’
I’m late to visit this round of Cosmopolitan, it closes in a couple of days, but it’s definitely worth your time this round. you can click HERE for a taxi, and don’t forget to tell ’em that Kitty sent ya!