Recently I’ve become more drawn to vintage styles, in particular Rockabilly. You may have spotted this influence creeping into my posts of late. I love the fusion of modern day styling with 1950’s retro wear, and it’s something that is pretty well served in Second Life. You know, it’s good to change things from time-to-time; for a long time Kitty’s been all about bobs and leggings, things I can still add into the mix, but I’m starting to experiment more now with longer hair and tattoo layers.I’m also getting into piercings in a big way, a habit that’s being satisfied by the fabulous mesh ear creations of brands like Aitui and Casa Cheerno.
IT isn’t just ears either; in real life I’m a bit of a wuss; I have my ears pierced, and my belly-button too, but I’ve always loved the way septum piercings look. ( I always thought the model in the ‘Crawling’ video by Linkin Park looked stunning with hers.) Sadly, I would look a complete horror in RL if I adopted the same look. Yet in steps Second Life, which is helping me once again achieve my ambitions through my avatar, so you’ll find me bobbing around the grid rocking out with multiple piercings galore. I love septum piercings, and I’m enjoying finding new ones all over the place. Pinterest is providing me with great styling ideas, and of course so are the myriad of Second Life blogs too. We had a Rockabilly Fair in world last year, and I so wish I’d paid more attention to it at the time! But it’s not all Rockabilly, I’m keen on Suicide Girls stylings too, and gorgeous women like Dita Von Teese and Kat Von D are all big influences at present. It’s not a look I’m confident that I could carry off in real life at all, but Second life is sure helping me to find it in-world!
That’s one of the joys of our little virtual world though isn’t it? Thanks to the wonderful content creators out there we can re-create looks and add our own twists to them; some things that are a lot easier to achieve in the virtual world than in reality. I mean, I can change tattoos in a heartbeat in SL, in real life, well, that’s not going to happen is it? Anyway, here’s a simple yet effective look that I’m sporting in-world at present, and it pushes all my Rockabilly/Suicide/Geek girl fusion buttons very well. I’ve teamed a fabulous hairstyle by MOON HAIR along with a pair of great pants from GAWK. Both of these items were sourced at the VINTAGE & COOL FAIR. I’ve matched these with this really nifty hoodie and jacket from MOTIAME that I picked up at Kustom 9, which is really well-made but needs to be made available in more colours (especially primary shades!)
I’m also sporting some fabulous YUMMY accessories: this gorgeous gold skull necklace and some favourite spectacles of mine. I adore Yummy jewellery and am a proper fan-girl of both Polyester Partridge and Nylon Pinkney whose designs compliment each other absolutely perfectly, and are always totally ruddy brilliant and bang on-trend. What do you think? Are you liking this development in Kitty’s style? Do you know of any great Rockabilly stores to visit too? Please feel free to share in the comments below!
Ears: AITUI – Ear System: Gen 4, Heart Plugs
Skin: NAR MATTARU – ‘Maya’ Tone 03 ‘Pin-Up Girl’
Eyes: IKON – Ardent Eyes ‘Pewter’ (Group gift)
Hair: MOON North Circular – Roots & Ombres Pack – Vintage & Cool Fair
Jacket: MOTIAME – Leather Jacket with Hoodie- Khaki – Kustom 9
Necklace:YUMMY – Skull Necklace in Gold – Collabor88
Septum Ring: ARISE-Calla Septum Ring
Eyeliner: MONS – Black Eyeliner Series 8
Hands: SLINK Mesh Hands
Glasses: YUMMY – Ellery glasses in black
Pose: DYERMAKER-‘Against The Wall’ #8
PS I think it’s only fair to highlight the probable reason I’m starting to change my appearance in SL. It’s to do with a certain character from a show called ‘Orange Is The new Black’…