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?)

Witchy Weekends: ‘Morgana’ by Baiastice

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SECOND LIFE is going absolutely mad bonkers  for Halloween this year, it really is.  Not that that is a bad thing, no siree! It’s fantastic and each year there are even more ghoulish treats and vampiric tricks to discover across the grid. It really is a favourite time of year for me, for obvious Witchy reasons. Halloween, or Samhain, is a very important Pagan festival and I love that SECOND LIFE is a place that celebrates it in such a vivid way.
Many group gifts are distributed at this time of year too so be sure to check out your group notices to make sure you haven’t missed out on anything! For a start, you definitely DON’T want to miss out on this lovely lingerie set from BAIASTICE.  It’s called ‘Morgana’, but is beautiful to wear at any time of the year, and is a delicate lacy ensemble comprising pants and top and also an absolutely MASSIVE witch hat too (not shown).
In fact, there’s another group gift in this picture; if you’re a member of ‘Lofty Spaces’, which is the group for fans of THE LOFT, be sure to check notices and get yourself this set of funky white pumpkin candles that spell out the word ‘Boo!’ (They’re behind my ‘Pumpkin Mice’ from PILOT, not a group gift but definitely worth getting!) As you can see I’m starting to decorate my home for Halloween, but I’m not going too crazy, yet…
The divine skin I’m sporting in this snap is yet another Shantia Soulstar special! This ZOUL CREATIONS skin is called ‘Becca’ and she’s a beauty, as you can see.
The brows are a treat on this one, with a really lovely shape and tone and of course all the eye-make ups and lip colours are simply divine. She’s currently available for purchase at THE MAKEOVER ROOM event, which is a discount event where prices are 300L per 2 skintone packages, with it costing just 50L for a make-up package eyeshadow/lipsticks,  after which she’ll appear in the main store.  Keep an eye on this blog for more looks featuring beautiful Becca over the next few posts.
The hairstyle I’m sporting is a prize from this year’s round of TAG! GACHA.  This is the prize from CLAWTOOTH; I dropped lucky and landed ‘The Good Witch’ pack in ‘Dark Ombre’ and I it’s a lovely long style that sits beautifully over the shoulders. A cracking Gacha prize and as you can imagine I was very chuffed when I got it!  Lastly, this is pose #6 from an old ELEPHANTE POSES set called, you guessed it ‘Witchcraft’ which I hope is still available!
Kitty wears:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

HAIRBASE: Essences: Hairbase Ash Black

SKIN: Zoul Creations ‘Becca’ SK1  Dk Brows chB ( Goldy 03 eyeshadow, Plum 3 lip)

EYES: IKON  ‘Destiny Eyes’ Maya (ML)

LASHES: Hush ‘Flirt’

EARS: Mandala ‘Steking’ Series 5 (Pixie)

Outfit:

TOP & PANTIES: Baiastice ‘Morgana’ GROUP GIFT

CHOKER: Reign ‘Tattoo Choker-Amethyst’ FLF ITEM (Possibly still available)

BOOTS:  N-Core ‘Alexandra’ Boots

POSE: Elephante Poses, ‘Witchcraft #6’

If you’ve interested in any of the decorative items that I’ve not mentioned in this picture please IM me and I’ll let you know what they are!

Kitty Plays ‘Catch-Up’

As I’m sure regular readers know I work in real life (Shh! I know we don’t like to talk about that!) so my time in-world is often limited.  This means I have to play ‘catch-up’ when I finally come back in, and I have to say that at the moment Second Life is really overwhelming me due to the amount of events that are currently running on the grid. I shouldn’t complain too much though, it’s a good time to be an avatar, especially if you want to be a super-stylish one too!

Problem for me as a blogger is that there are so many events in-world that I know I can’t possibly do justice to them all on these pages. You have to appreciate that these kinds of occasions take weeks of planning and organising so it’s only fair that when they begin they receive the quality coverage they deserve.

Perhaps one of my issues is that when I attend an event I like to take my time and wander around them, and then I  get distracted, go back to stores repeatedly and have another look, and then forget where I saw things that really caught my eye in the first place. I do actually have a notebook that I use to remind me of locations and places where I’ve seen fabulous items, but of course, that only works if you remember to write in it….DOH!

In a situation like this when I feel that there’s just so much going on that i don’t know where to start, I find a good visual aide to be invaluable.  It saves me time if I can see what an event is offering by checking out a dedicated web-site,or checking out the feeds to see what other bloggers are covering.

Fortunately we are blessed with resources like Serpahim which seems to cover the majority of sales and events on the grid. To be honest, I’d be lost without that blog; it’s become my go-to on a daily basis to find out what’s happening and where, and a quick nosy at their snapshots always help me plan my spends ahead.  I’m also  finding myself glued (or should that be pinned?) to Elysium Hyne’s Pinterest selections for event reportage too. Here’s a huge thank you to Elysium and all the team at Seraphim for their hard work!

Anyway, let’s get on to the good stuff. I have managed to treat myself to a few lovely things this week, so I’ll do a quick post about a few things I’ve spotted at a couple of events before I scurry off to check out some more!

First up, The Liaison Collaborative has gifted us with ‘The Boutique’, which features a superb selection of fashion, accessories and poses. The theme is ‘Fresh’, and they aren’t joking, featuring zesty contributions from Baiastice, !Bang, Belleza, Bilo, Cae, CNS Emotion, E! Apparel, Earthstones, Elikatira, Essences, Flowey, Glam Affair, Gos Boutique, Half-Deer, Haste, Hopscotch, Ikon, Inside Lab, Ispachi, Izzie’s, Just Designs, La Petite Morte, Lassitude & Ennui, Lavallie, Leezu, Noodles, NYU, Olive, Rebel Hope, Valentina E. and Vanity Poses. Phew!   I always enjoy these events; they’re not so large as to leave you feeling bewildered, and the selection of designers that contribute are all well-established, quality brands. There’s a real feeling of finesse to this event and I always get the impression that there’s been a lot of care taken by the planners behind the scenes to ensure that they have curated the very best goodies for the event. That’s why you find brands like Belleza showcasing skins, and how I wish they wouldn’t.

</me Kitty shakes fist angrily!>

Because yet again Belleza have adorned their sublime Mya skin with some utterly glorious make-ups and naturally I couldn’t avoid them. As I’ve said before, I love make-ups and it would take some serious coaxing to get me out of my Izzie’s skin and into another, but Ava proved way too hard to resist, with her winged eyeshadow perfection in a variety of colours. It would be just plain rude to not indulge. So I did.

And I look fabulous, see? 

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Don’t even get me started on the totally delicious array of IKON eyes at the event either; I had to walk away lest I spent my rent. Suffice to say that IKON are my favourite brand of eyes in world (I am wearing them in the picture above of course, but these are an existing pair from my collection) and seeing new ones made me all teary and misty-eyed. So to avoid further distress I swiftly departed on to my next destination, The 100 Block.  

This is a ‘Depraved Nation‘ event and it features over 100 participating designers and artists. That’s way too many to list in this post, so if you click HERE you can go visit the official blog and review the selection yourself, but suffice to say I found it very satisfying indeed.  I’ve been zooming all round the, erm, block, most of the morning  with gay abandon and totally relishing the fabulous fashion on display.

There are some really special mesh items on sale and it’s nice to see that there are some goodies for the chaps as well as the ladies, and there’s also hair, piercings and tattoos.

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I discovered a new brand of hair whilst I was at the event.  In the shot above I’m wearing ‘Toffsy’ (Maroon) by Adoness and I really love it. It’s an unusual combination of bob shape with added oomph and curl, and I think that it makes for a winning combination.

But what’s also rather special is this fantastic frock that I discovered at the event.  I’m all about Leopard print in Second Life, well, I am called Kitty after all, and I was really blown away by this stylish gown that I found hanging on the rack at Ellemeno.

I’ve blogged CarrieAnn Lemon’s label before and it’s a relatively new yet well-produced brand that is especially focused upon the mesh boobs market, but don’t let that dissuade you from investigating their goodies because you don’t have to sport mesh boobs to look sensational in them. I was going to wear my Lola’s for this shot, but in the end I thought I looked fabulous enough without.

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Taking a traditional gown shape and bringing it bang up to date with Leopard print is a brave move, yet it works beautifully. Now I wear a LOT of leopard print and there’s one thing I’ve noticed, especially with mesh items. If the textures aren’t carefully applied, and to be frank if a decent Leopard print texture isn’t used in the first place, the result can be a bit..well, rubbish.  But there’s no such worries here with this gown; the print really looks the part and the shape of this dress is nothing short of perfect.

I wish I could wear this in real life, but alas, I’d look like Bella Emberg channelling Bet Lynch.  

But at least in Second Life I can look divine, eh?

So anyway, because I’m still playing catch-up I thought I’d share a small list of events that I really do think you will enjoy checking out, and to make things even more fun for you, I’ve included links (to either Seraphim or Elysium’s posts) so that you can have a peek at the good stuff before checking them out in-world.

Who knows, I may even bump into you at one of these!(You’ll recognise me, a bewildered looking idiot) Be sure to say ‘Hello’ if you do see me!

Happy Shopping! Oh and a thought, if you find something nice why not tell us about it in the comments below? Toodles!