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

UBER APOCALYPSE NOW

Snapshot_001Get ready for the UBER SL Apocalypse!

Second Life’s latest regular quality event has hit the grid running in a Mad Max style from the impending apocalypse. There are skins, fashion, hair and accessories to die for, as well as a fantastic props and even a fallout shelter too.  It’s a hardcore collection with some fantastic pieces. I’m really taken with this fantastic ‘Doom’ pullover from EMERY; the sloppy style and the gnarly, straggly fibre finish really work. I added earrings and bracelet (not seen) from MAXI GOSSAMER  and finished with this epic release from TRUTH, ‘Rogue’.  It seems Truth’s on fire at the moment with some absolutely storming releases over the past few days.  This one comes with an optional gas mask but if I’d worn it you wouldn’t have been able to see my gorgeous chops..*ahem*

I teamed these items with remnants from my previous blogged look to create an edgy, urban look. I managed to get into this event first try which was a real shock and certainly made me feel that the virtual world had ended, but I don’t think it will stay that way for long! I know we’re all suffering from so many events, but this one really does stand out. Incidentally, if you feel over-whelmed check out the fantastic Information Portal  that has just been launched by SeraphimSL. They’re keeping track of everything that’s occurring in-world and quite frankly I have no idea how they’re managing to do it! September is going to be absolutely manic for events and occasions and I think it’s going to get worse leading up to Christmas. Yikes!

Anyway, back to UBER SL.  Don’t miss it guys and gals! Check out the FB page and the official web-site, and here’s your taxi too!

Just Jezza (Avatar Blogger Crossfit Challenge (Entry 13 of 30))

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Jez doesn’t log in very often, as regular readers will know, so it’s always lovely when he does. And I must say, as male avatars go, he is rather tasty.

Of course this is totally down to me.

I heard that Fatewear had released some new awesomeness so I took him along to go see and yes, awesome is a fitting word to describe the lovelieness on offer!

Fatewear, from Damian Fate, has to be one of the best brands of male mesh clothing on the grid. Damian is an outstanding creator, using brilliant textures and bringing them to life with shading and shaping that adds depth and reality to each outfit.  

Each item is carefully created;  I mean you really get the sense it took ages to perfect each piece, yet it’s never overstated or brash. Subtlety is key with this brand, with gentle colour transitions and patterns that are visually striking but presented perfectly. Damian is a creator’s creator, and so he should be, he’s been in-world a long time so knows his stuff. This is a designer to aspire to!

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His latest releases are a contemporary selection of slacks, tanks and hoodys, which granted aren’t complicated pieces but they need a special touch if they’re to work perfectly, and these do.

I decided to get Jez a ‘Simon’ hoody, and some ‘Nick’ pants, and they just look amazing on  him.  They’re ‘materials ready’, something that I haven’t played about with as yet, but even though I’m not using the MR viewer these still look totally authentic and really look good on his avatar.  The hoody in particular works extremely well. You can wear it with the hood down, or up for a more mean and moody look. It fits like a dream, and the creasing details are perfect. It looks real, what more could you ask for?

Well, I felt Jez needed some new hair too so took him along to Exile. I’ve not tried their men’s styles and wanted to see if Jez would suit them, and the very first one he tried he bought. You know when something just looks right on your avatar? This style; ‘Jackson’ in ‘Marone’,  is a prime example of that. It works beautifully with Jez’s David skin, which is of course meant to replicate the astonishingly handsome David Beckham.  It does a great job of that, but Jez’s shape is tweaked to make him look slightly less like David and more  like..well, Jez!  (I especially like the eye wrinkles that are built into this skin, they make him look beautifully aged and very handsome!)

It’s nice to know that when your virtual fella does actually log in he’s going to look glorious. I just wish he’d log in more often!

Jez wears:

Shape: Jez’s own (based upon Redgrave original)

Skin: REDGRAVE – David in Tan.

Hair: EXILE Jackson in ‘Marone’

Outfit: FATEWEAR (Nick pants and Simon Hoody)

Eyes: IKON ‘Ascension’ in Pewter (M)

Kitty’s appetite is mildly suppressed at faMESHed

So, I pootled on over to FaMESHed, thinking I’d not get in, and yet..I did. There was only about three other avis there at the time I visited, so it wasn’t packed like I had anticipated..But do NOT be put off by that statement, the items that are here are indeed as good a quality as you would expect from such well-known creators. There are representations here from The Loft, Cracked Mirror, House Of London, Hoorenbeek (not out when I visited), E!, Geometry, Nya, Starstruck, Exile, Valentina E., GOS, Aura, Handverk Kaun, Alice Project and Maxi Gossamer.  Predominately female fashion then, a few furnishing items, a quartet of hairstyles and a few items for the boys.

There’s a ‘Look Of The Month’ collaboration betwixt Mon Tissu and Celoe, which is lovely BUT I tend to steer away from them because you can occasionally see doppelgängers in the same outfit and quite frankly that just won’t do 😉 Still the trousers (ok, slacks) are rather festive in their tangerine hue and the look has been styled with creativity and flair. Kitty like.

However, for me what really stood out was this uber fancy Godiva-esque mesh hair style from Wasabi Pills. It’s called ‘Jacqueline’ and it just clicked with me in a way that long hair styles have been doing recently. I love the way it sits over the shoulders and the flicks that frame the face. Very girly, very natural..not groundbreaking by a long shot but special nonetheless. You get four colours in a pack for L$250, which for mesh hair is good, and it’s a sound investment because you can dress up and down this style with ease.

My other favourite item are the Cracked Mirror bootcut jeans. There are four denim colours to choose from (blue, faded blue, black or just faded) and they really look the part. L$295 isn’t bad a price either, and if you’re clever you’ll click the Subscribo that’s next to the jeans because if you do you receive a rather lovely tank top for your trouble!

So there you have it, faMESHed. A successful if somewhat unspectacular launch methinks (and I don’t mean that in a nasty way; it’s good, but not grid changing) featuring some nifty mesh items that are sure to appeal. A gentle start then, but  I look forward to much more to come in the months ahead.

Here’s your ride to FAMESHED.

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