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

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’

Maleficent Monday – Something Witchy This Way Comes!

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Another day, another Witchy look! In this shot I’m trembling with fear and spellcasting in a gloomy cottage with my familiar companions.  All I have to protect me are my fabulous fashion choices (Ha! See what I did there?), but fortunately I look so awesome that I’m well protected! I’m sporting an absolutely essential suede effect halter-neck fress from CYNFUL http://cynfulclothing.com/which will be an exclusive at the MESH BODY ADDICTS event. It’s absolutely perfect, brilliant for dressing up as elegant evening wear or dressing down with boots and a jacket.  CYNFUL is a very long-established brand in-world that doesn’t disappoint and I’ll be featuring this ensemble again in a different colour way later this week, if you need anymore conviciong that you need this beautiful frock in your collectioon! I’m also sporting the beautiful blonde DOE ‘Grand High Witch’ that I won during my TAG! GACHA excursions; I love the long style and the fact that it includes a hat is also a bonus:) Heels

My shoes are also a bit special too, these nice chunky heels will also be available at the MESH BODY ADDICTS event, and I particularly like the texture and the bar embellishment on the heels too.  Cracking pair of shoes, Kitty likes!

Kitty Wears:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

HAIRBASE: Essences: Hairbase Ash Black

SKIN: Zoul Creations ‘Becca’ SK1  Ginger brows Brows chB ( Pearl 03 eyeshadow, Peach 3 lip) THE MAKEOVER ROOM

EYES: IKON  ‘Ardent Eyes’ Pewter (ML)

LASHES: Hush ‘Flirt’

EARS: Mandala ‘Steking’ Series 5

HAIR: Doe: Grand High Witch (Hat) – Blondes TAG! GACHA

DRESS: Cynful ‘Suede Halter Dress’ (Mustard) MESH BODY ADDICTS FAIR (Opens 20th October!)

SHOES: .:KC:. ‘ Stardom’ Heels (Maitreya fit) MESH BODY ADDICTS FAIR (Opens 20th October!)

Accessories:

SEPTUM RING: MONS Septum Ring (style34) gold THE PASTEL GOTH FAIR
NECKLACE: REIGN.- Tattoo Choker- Amethyst FLF ITEM (May still be available?)

LOTD: The light is changing and Autumn is on her way..

ImageSo here I am taking a breather behind a rock and having a think about a few things. (This is my intelligent thinking face, stop laughing at the back!)

I’ve actually managed to get into The Arcade a couple of times now (although not for long sadly, I maxed out at five minutes before I was unceremoniously booted out.) As a result of my swift sojourn there  I have a superfluous amount of oars in my inventory because the Apple Fall Gacha clearly hates me. (I’m desperately trying to get the rare sideboard!) I was lucky enough to get the tall cabinet and believe me it is a thing of sheer beauty, but then, so many items in this round of The Arcade are, and it’s hard to know where to start once you do get in. I’ve actually taken to sitting outside, behind the venue on the chairs and camming in which is a useful tactic if you don’t want to be bamboozled by busty avatars and unceremoniously booted out of the way by toddlededoodles or whatever the child avatars are called these days.

As you can tell by the picture I got my paws on some CURIO OBSCURA boots and I think they are nothing less than extraordinary. In fact, my mind is completely boggled by the Gachas this round. I knew that they were going to be good, but blooming heck, they’re outstanding! In fact,it’s really hard not to completely lose your way on them and just throw all your money at them.  You know, the content creators who have worked on this event must be making an absolute fortune, and quite right too. The effort that has gone into the whole enterprise is there for all to see, and everyone involved deserves to do well from it. I actually find myself just staring at the creations I see on the screen before me in sheer wonder at what has been made.  It’s almost meta-wonder too; I’m staring in wonder at something in a virtual world that someone in the real world made for it. Kind of makes the brain boggle a bit doesn’t it? 

So, the reason for this post.  I happened across a really useful blogpost during the week that features a listing of various yard sales which is very handy to have  if you’re keen to hunt down a particular item. I actually had to put a plea on Plurk for said blogpost too, because I thought I had bookmarked it and was seriously alarmed when I realised that I hadn’t.  (Amazingly enough someone identified exactly what I was looking for by my asking if anyone..”Knew of a blog post by a lady-blogger that features a list of yard sales..”  Plurk really is a clever wee community when it wants to be!)

So the blog post can be found here, and it’s rather blinking good as a comprehensive yard sale starting point. I realise that more locations will have been added since the post was published, but even so it’s a more than adequate way to plan your yardsale tour.  It’s on a blog called ‘All About The Little’, which is a blog aimed at the child avatar community, and even though child avatars are not my thing I do recognise the very important role that they play in many a person’s Second Life. It’s actually a really nice blog too; professionally laid out and very informative too. It’s clearly a labour of love for Addison Faye and aims to keep the kids community up to date with events on the grid, and in my opinion does a cracking job of it.  And if Google docs are more your thing, get your eyes on THIS LIST too! LOOK AT ALL THE SALES, CAN YOU EVEN?!

A final thought, if you’ve had your fill of all things Gacha,  let me frustrate you even further by telling you that this month’s round of Collabor88 has started and it’s a flipping corker.

But don’t despair too much, at least you might be able to get into The Arcade now! 

Kitty Wears:

Hair: Boys & Girls 46 in Sienna by DURA

Eyes:  Ascension Eyes in Sahara (M) by IKON

Skin: Leila (#7) by BELLEZA (The Arcade) 

Nails: Nail Polish from ADORE & ABHOR (Fifty Linden Friday, 6th September)

Scarf:  Skull Burgundy By MILK MOTION (previous Arcade round; you may be able to find at Yard Sales)

Dress:  Oversized Sweatshirt by CYNFUL

Boots:  Mish-mash Carnivale Abomination Boots by CURIO OBSCURA (The Arcade)

…Oh, and pile cream from Preparation Ouch, I knew I shouldn’t have sat on this draughty cold floor for so long!