LOTD: The Bones Of What You Believe

DoubleAbsolutely blinking brilliant round of  UBER this month guys and gals, LOTS to love, and lots to feature on these ‘ere pages over the next few posts so let’s begin shall we?
First of all, LOOK AT MY BOOTS. Look at them, faint, weep and generally bow down to their glory because these are the boots I’ve been waiting for. Yet again, if fat-packing was in my budget I would have bought ALL.THE.COLOURS, but as we’ve previously discussed it ain’t, so I didn’t. But what I did do is buy two colours, so first up a Kitty-plea to any designer reading this: not everyone can afford fat-packs, BUT they might be able to afford a duo, or a triple pack? Could you consider featuring that perhaps? You could theme it; a monochrome pack, primary colours, Pastels, Patterns; the combinations are endless. (Hey, you could call it a Kitty-Pack if you wished! ) Suffice to say I  flipping love these. REIGN has knocked it out of the ballpark yet again, after featuring a particularly tidy submission for Fifty Linden Friday yesterday and the ball is so far out of the park friends that it’s currently orbiting Pluto.
Everything about these boots is glorious, but what I especially love is the lacing. It’s incredibly neat and I love that the laces have been left free rather than tied. As is the nature of the footwear (a take on the ever famous Chuck Taylor brand) that there’s a logo on them, but I’ve actually no problems with that at all. As we’ve discussed before logos are a personal bug-bear of mine, but this one I’m completely happy with because it fits in with the product and also, for making such fantastic footwear REIGN deserve some free advertising!
I’m wearing SLINK Physique and Casual Hands at the moment so opted for the SLink fit that’s included in the pack. The fit is snug, so I used the HUD to block out the length of the boot, and I have actually taken my feet off. No point in them if you can’t see them, right? Lessen the server load (not that flat feet add much) and just wear the hell out of these boots. I think they’re going to be absolutely huge this round of UBER, and rightly so.
Moving on I’m wearing a frock from EATERS COMA at THE SEASONS STORY and it’s a cracker. As I said in my previous blog-post, EATERS COMA have made quite a few of my favourite items and this dress and tied shirt (tied again, there’s a theme going on here, have you noticed?) is an absolute inventory essential. The textures are great,  but it’s the HUD options that really make this item sing; there are all kinds of patterns to select from: pick from an almost gingham check, a bold tartan or more subtle, flatter square design. There’s something for everyone and you won’t be disappointed.
I’m wearing a necklace from YUMMY that gels together the street elements of my look beautifully; there;s a combination of pendants on here in different finishes,  but this is no gaudy trinket. Like all YUMMY jewellery,  it’s crafted with the fine attention to detail that you would expect from someone with Polyester Partridge’s credentials. I’ve opted for the ‘Eclectic’ combination but this is a necklace that I’ll wear a lot, and each time I know I’ll be zooming in frequently and admiring it. (You can build a story to this piece in your head, you know? The pearl is from Grandma’s old necklace; the stars are from my Father’s dress uniform that I tried to rescue from the fire, the heart pendant is the necklace that my Mother always wore, the circular pendant is from the necklace I wore at graduation and the ring-pulls were from the cans of coke we shared on our first date. See what I mean? Works well, doesn’t it?)
As in previous posts I’m still rocking the WHITE WIDOW ‘Insidious’ tattoo and it’s probably time I changed it but I can’t help it; it wears so utterly brilliantly and I cannot even begin to tell you on these pages how much I love it. I absolutely adore owls in real life so having a tattoo that pays homage to them so utterly brilliantly is more than I can bear to part with. I’ll probably end up swapping for another WHITE WIDOW tattoo anyway…hair_011Last but not least, check out the body on this hairstyle. Yup, Nova Faerye’s done it again and taken more of my Lindens because of this awesome style. It’s called ‘Chorus’ and has the kind of volume that a 1980’s pop-star would kill for. It’s massive in both size and appeal. The way it frames the face is nothing short of perfect; the cascade of curls begin at just the right part of the style by beginning to tumble down just as the style passes the cheekbones. This style is unbelievably beguiling and draws attention to the face but luckily for me, my chops are ruddy perfect. I’m still wearing ZOUL CREATIONS skins at the moment, but Shantia Soulstar creates such fantastic eyeshadow combinations that you get endless wear out of just one skin. I’ve added my favourite MONS winged-eye-liner into the mix and my PXL SWEET LIPS are polished to perfection. Again, Shantia has provided an extensive palette of colours to choose from in her Sweet Lips Applier for this skin.
Urban, stylish streetwear completes the kind off look that just screams of hanging around with skateboards and boys on street corners  and loitering with intent. What’s not to love? Here’s the credits, time to go shopping!PicMonkey Collage 3Kitty Wears:
Skin: ZOUL CREATIONS (Della sk1 – Dk Brows – chC worn with Della Eyeshadow – Carbon 03 and Della Lips Red 02)
Lashes: HUSH – Lashes – Flirt
Lips: PXL SweetLips v1.4
Ears: AITUI – Ear: Gen 4 Heart Plugs (they’re under the hair, trust me they’re there!)
Body: SLINK Physique Mesh Body (+ SLINK Casual Hands)
Tattoo: WHITE WIDOW ‘Insidious’ WIZARDING FAIR 2015
Eyes: BUZZ Cora Eyes – Honey {Medium} THE EPIPHANY
Eyeliner: MONS / Makeups – black eyeliner series-8
Septum Piercing: YUMMY Spiked Septum – Silver
Hair: LITTLE BONES -Chorus (L-Dip Dyes)
Dress: EATERS COMA – Dress w/ waist tied shirt / Dark Gray (S)
Shoes: REIGN.- Thigh High Sneakers (Slink Body)- Red
Pose: BOUNCE THIS – Slection of poses from ‘Candy’ and ‘Destiny’ Packs (Cannot recommend these poses enough, check out the MP store!)

*No post-processing done on these images, windlight used was CalWL*

Kitty Takes Four…Knotted Shirts

There’s something incredibly whimsical about a knotted shirt; it hints at hems getting in the way when erecting a tent, or seams getting soaked when frolicking in tide-pools looking for shells. It epitomises Summer, and this year Second Life is really feeling those sunshine vibes. You can find some great examples of tied shirts and tops across the grid. Here’s a selection of four of the best shirts that you’ll find! (Note: You can find patterned along with denim style tied-shirts too, I’ve just chosen to feature four plain for easy mixing and matching happiness!)Kitz_005

First up is a purchase from THE SEASONS STORY a few months ago (April to be exact) and it’s from EATERS COMA.  This is perhaps the most relaxed fitting of all of my shirts and it feels roomy and looks as though there’s a breeze blowing through it.  I love the shape of this, and the knot at the front looks very realistic. I also like how this isn’t fitted at all, it looks  baggy, worn and loose and is a real favourite of mine. Kitz_006I had to squeeze a PIXICAT item into the mix, and Areve’s ‘Cut-Out Tie Top’ has been languishing in my inventory for a while but I do love it.  The knot is tied at the front of this tee, and coupled with the cut-out sleeves makes for a really fashionable look that’s exceptional with any kind of denim wear. It looks good from the back too. I own this in a couple of colours, if I like a plain top I tend to plump for a few shades (if I can’t afford the fat-pack), and that’s what I did with my next choice, a knotted tank from LAZYBONES.Kitz_004

What I really like about this tank is the bow at the front, and it is definitely more of a bow than a knot. There is some gathering and creasing near the knot at the front which I think is pretty effective, and I got both black and white versions of this to wear in-world. Because it doesn’t have sleeves I’m hoping that it will be easy to wear with some of my mesh jackets, I guess we’ll have to wait and see!Kitz_003Last but not least is a very original tied-top from K CODE.  This top is unusual because each pack includes an option with nipples which I’m wearing in the picture.  I think that this option would be useful in a wet T-Shirt contest  and also for wearing with bikini bottoms on the beach.  It’s tied to the side rather than the front and costs just L$95 at the MY ATTIC event.

Kitty Wears:
Skin: ZOUL CREATIONSDella sk1 – Dk Brows – chCZC (+ Della Eyeshadow – Kiwi 03)
Lashes: HUSH – Lashes – Flirt
Lips: PXL SweetLips v1.4
Ears: AITUI – Ear: Gen 4 Heart Plugs
Body: SLINK Physique Mesh Body (+ SLINK Casual Hands and Feet (Mid))
Tattoo: WHITE WIDOW ‘Insidious’ WIZARDING FAIR 2015
Eyes: BUZZ Cora Kitty Eyes – Chocolate {Medium} THE EPIPHANY
Eyeliner: MONS / Makeups – black eyeliner series-8
Tattoo: WHITE WIDOW ‘Insidious’ WIZARDING FAIR 2015
Septum Piercing: YUMMY Spiked Septum – Silver
Hairstyle: LAMB ‘Crave You’ Variety/Ombre/Eccentric
Pose: BOUNCE THIS ‘Candy’-6
Windlight used: StrawberrySingh.com – Closeups
*NO Post-processing performed on these images*

Knotted-Shirt Details:

Pic 1.EATERS COMA Tied-Up T Shirt

Pic 2. PIXICAT Cut-Out Tie Top (m) Red

Pic 3.LAZYBONES Tied Tanktop (Black) (M) IDK EVENT

Pic 4.K CODE Robin M-Nips MY ATTIC