Fifty Linden Friday Highlights

Fifty Linden Friday soon comes around doesn’t it? It’s a proper Second Life success story; every week we get excited with hungry anticipation about who will be participating and what goodies will be on offer. There’s usually something for every taste and a great variety of products too, and this tried and tested formula has ensured the success of Fifty Linden Friday for over a year now, a prosperity that looks destined to continue.
There were a number of items that really appealled to me this week, some of which you can see in the photos accompanying this article. First up, Tiny Bird’s ‘Jailbird’ hair, a fabulous style incorporating a colour-change scarf enclosing a loose up-do replete with fringe. It’s an absolute steal at L$50, and is available in four colours. I say get them all, this is a hugely versatile look and four colours plus the colour-change scarf for L$200 is a gift.
I’m also wearing an Autumnally-themed top from Surf Couture, a store that makes some of the most beautifully detailed clothing upon the grid. I’m a huge-fan, and this top fits beautifully and really looks the part when teamed with the Tiny Bird hair. I only have a small complaint- the seams on the sleeves are very smudgy at the edges. This isn’t a problem that is repeated on the rest of the garment, so for L$50 I can forgive.
By far the most covetable items this week are the entries from The Loft. First up is the awesome drinks trolley, as highly detailed as you would expect a Loft piece to be. It looks brilliant, with baked in shadow and fabulous colouring. I love the bottle labels and the bowl of lemon and lime wedges; it’s beautifully executed and great for creating atmosphere, and only 19 prims to boot.

I’ve lost count of how many sofas there are in my inventory, but I sure couldn’t pass up the opportunity for another! This is the ‘Alex’ couch from The Loft, and a must-have. Again, it’s texture and shade perfect and includes very realistic quality sitting animations for both male and female avatars. I love the whole Loft ethos-by never skimping on quality, even on a Fifty Linden Friday item, they prove without a doubt what an excellent brand it is.

Top picture; Kitty wears hair from Tiny Bird (FLF) and top by Surf Co.(FLF) Jeans are by Medley, flats are by Armidi, bangles by Exodi.

Bottom Picture; Kitty wears hair from Tiny Bird (FLF) top by Surf Co. ( NOT FLF but spotted whilst instore and had to have!) jeans and flats by Medley.

Stay Gold…

Yes, I know what you’re thinking….you’re thinking “Kitty, where the chuff have you been?”

I’ll explain all that later, but right now I’m squealing with excitement over a number of things so let me tell you about these first before I spontaneously combust with excitement, OK?

Right ho-number one. ARMIDI IS HAVING A SALE!!!

Get up off the floor, dust yourself down and read that again, YES, ARMIDI ARE HAVING A SALE!! Apparently it’s deluged with punters, obviously, so here’s the good bit: YOU CAN SHOP ARMIDI ONLINE! Yes, did you not know? /me slaps you around the chops.
Quit getting hysterical; for the moment  you can buy all Armidi’s stock online and here’s the best part ever…

IT’S ALL REDUCED!

The website is: http://www.shoparmidi.com

I logged in to find a lovely Linden balance that I had forgotten all about from back in the day (epic win!) which meant shopping happy for Kitty! I’ve bought some dresses (to replace ones that I lost in my huge inventory loss, remember that?) and some flat pumps and some separates and I basically laughed in a maniacal style as I purchased from the comfort of my desktop knowing that there’s going to punch-ups and all sorts of drama going down at the Armidi store…sometimes being smug rules:)
*There are rumours flying around that this is actually a closing down sale-I’ve seen no evidence on the website to suggest that but hey, what do I know? ( Well, I DO know that you’d be a fool to miss out on splendid items like this, the Armidi Gisaci Square Cut Linen Mini (Gold) and the equally dazzling Armidi Gisaci Sasche Flats ( also in Gold)

Once I’d finished being all clever, I hopped over to Ticky Tacky to find some nice dangly things to accesorise my look. I don’t think I praise this store enough so right now I’m going to start. It’s a fabulous, quirky and overwhelmingly original jewellery store that you MUST visit. (Kittyfact: Each time I hear the name I remember hearing in-world a very odd song sung by a seemingly elderly woman describing a ‘ticky-tacky’. If you’ve ever heard it you’ll know what I mean, but whenever I visit that song appears in my head and consequently drives me right round the chuffing twist. Incidentally I don’t believe I was at Ticky Tacky when I heard it…) Anyway, they have some utterly wondrous items in their rather gorgeous main store which is at Gaylord @ Starlust.
When you visit, because you would be silly not to, be sure to take your time and go around the entire store because there are some extremely beautiful jewellery sets out for sale as well as some bargain essentials such as a gold and silver hoop earring set for a Linden. (An inventory essential if ever there was one!) They also do a cracking line in bangles: as I’ve said before I MUST have bangles/jewellery to hide the manky wrist bones that we’re all blessed with in SL because they drive me mad, and Ticky Tacky have an awesome selection.

Incidentally the necklace that I’m wearing is a special today as part of the ‘Saturday Night Fever’ sales event. It’s called ‘Undercover Lover’ and costs a measly L$40 for the next 24 hours (Actually you have much less time than that I am afraid seeing as I’m only just blogging it!)
It’s available in three awesome metal shades: Gold, Silver and Iron.

Ticky Tacky is also currently participating in the ‘Car Wash Cart Sale’. This bi-annual event takes it’s name from the Car Wash sim, and if you pop along you’ll find a vast array of items on offer for L$10 apiece. Quality does vary, but I picked up a few items while I was there, although in my opinion the Ticky Tacky and the Aqua stalls are probably the best of the lot.

Finally, I must mention the style that I am seriously rocking in these images. This hair is to absolutely bloody well die for…

It’s from CLAWTOOTH and the style is called ‘Louise Brooks’ and the shade is Softest Black. If you don’t know who Louise was, she was a silent era star and a style icon, plus OMD wrote a song about her too called ‘Pandora’s Box’ (Click to watch the video which features her, I’ve *always* been a fan. The picture above features Louise, wasn’t she a beauty?)

Anyway, the style was part of the Fifty Linden Friday offering this week, but even if it wasn’t I’d have snapped it up because it is a perfect bob. I LOVE the shape at the back: great care has been taken to create the effect of the bob shape and the clipped back and it works beautifully. I love hair that on first glance seems so simple, yet obviously took a lot of work to make it so..it’s a proper ‘bobby dazzler’

I’ll get my coat…

KITTY WEARS:

Dress:  ARMIDI Square Cut Linen Mini (Gold)

Shoes: ARMIDI Gisaci ‘Sasche’Flats ( also in Gold)

Hair: CLAWTOOTH ‘Louise Brooks’

Shape: KITTYLICIOUS ‘Sophie’ (Coming Soon!)

Skin: LAQ ‘Elena’ (03-Cocoa)

Spectacles: DECO ‘Cat’s Meow’

Jewellery: TICKY TACKY Everyday Hoops in Gold, ‘Turbinado’ Glitter Bangle Set, ‘Undercover Lover’ necklace in Gold

Nails: EYE CANDI nail polish in Black

Eyes: SLINK  ‘Eyescream’ eyes in Light Brown

( SLURL’s to be added..if you’re in a hurry use search, apparently it’s been fixed..snigger..)