Gingham Style!

AALOTD_001 (2)I always get the most compliments when I wear a vintage style, and as the blog has developed over the years I really do think I look my best when I combine elements of retro styling with more modern items. Here’s an example, this gorgeous shirt from ISON in classic Gingham works ridiculously well with these leather shorts and their sneaky skull detail.  The shorts and the collar that I’m sporting are both from this month’s BISHBOX.  I opened my box whilst live streaming yesterday, something I’ve finally gotten around to doing after a long time wanting to try it.  It was a lot of fun but requires practice and I need to build an audience, but it’s the kind of activity that will get me out of my Skybox!

Unfortunately, I came to the realisation as I opened my BISHBOX that it just wasn’t great.  Out of fifteen items, I will probably use just one regularly (The YUMMY collar that I’m sporting in this image) and except for some RAZOR jeans and these shorts, well, to be honest, I was disappointed. The quality of the designers in the box just isn’t consistent, in fact, the texture work on some of the items is incredibly poor.  I’m not a design snob, and I realise that the box is only 1500L, but I’ve found this month (and last months) editions incredibly disappointing.  At this point, I don’t know if I’ll be purchasing the next one, and if I do it will purely be because YUMMY is in it because I’m a hardcore YUMMY addict! Anyway, watch this space….

But onto the look.  I really hope you like it, I think it’s a corker.  The base skin is a new one from AMARA BEAUTY, which I’ll be blogging shortly…

Kitty Wears:

Body:

Mesh Head: CATWA ‘Kimberly’ (with CATWA Mesh Eye Inserts)

Mesh Body: MAITREYA ‘Lara’ V4.1

Skin: AMARA BEAUTY

Eyes: IZZIES ‘Tokyo (Lights)’ Eyes (worn as appliers on mesh eye inserts)

Hair – LITTLE BONES ‘Born To Die’

Outfit:

Shirt: ISON ‘Asturias’ Shirt

Shorts: VARONIS ‘Leather Shorts’ BISHBOX JUNE 2016

Accessories: 

Tattoo: DAPPA ‘Misfit’ Tattoo BISHBOX JUNE 2016

Glasses: GLAMISTRY ‘Sunglasses – PU2003’

Gloves: CODEX ‘Visenya’ KINKY EVENT

Pose: EVERGLOW ‘Cool’ (10)

MBA: An Almost Black Friday

black-friday_006MBA Bi-Monthly is still in full swing so you have plenty of time to zoom on by and treat yo’self to some glorious mesh body fashion.

Here’s a little look I created using the latest ENTICE lingerie release that’s available at the event. It’s a bit scrumptious, isn’t it?  I feel like a little Christmas pudding in this ensemble!  I love the lace skirt and lacey texture on the bra.  The fit on my Maitreya bod is good, and to add some extra va-va-voom I added my current favourite heels, GLAMISTRY ‘Rose’  and the fantastic ‘Sugar’ hairstyle that is exclusive to TRUTH VIP members. I’m a complete slut for a decent updo, this one really ticks all my boxes and because it’s a VIP gift it comes with ALL the colour HUDS so I’ll get plenty of wear from it!

Here’s your shopping list.

KITTY WEARS: 

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘PRIYA’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 02 Ivory

(Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Dyana’ mesh head and Maitreya ‘Lara’ body, eyeshadow and lipstick from Priya palette) 

EYES: CATWA Mesh Eyes (Un-rigged)

EARS:  MANDALA ‘Steking’ – Season 5

EARRINGS: REIGN ‘Pentagram’ Earrings

HAIRBASE: L’ETRE‘Candy’ (Black)

HAIR: TRUTH – ‘Sugar’ (Gingers) – TRUTH VIP GROUP

CHOKER(Yummy) Corset Choker – Gold – Black

POSE:  Can’t find the name of it just yet, will update as soon as I do! 

TATTOO: SPEAKEASY ‘Catnip’

OUTFIT: ENTICE – ‘Pillow Talk’ Lingerie and nylons – MBA BI-MONTHLY

LASHES: ADORED ‘Killjoy’ Lashes

SHOES: GLAMISTRY – ‘Rose’ Heels

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Witchy Wednesday: Crimson Witch

the-magic-doesnt-happen-until-this-witch-gets-her-coffeeIt’s rare that an outfit I post to Plurk gets such a reaction as the one this did when I posted it to  my timeline earlier, but it was really gratifying that it did.  I needed that, as I am absolutely FULL of germs in RL.  You know how some people come into work and share their illness with everyone else? Yeah, I got double-barrelled; the guy who sits opposite me had just returned from Belgium and brought back more than beer, and the girl who sits beside me was a shivering, snotty mess. With odds like that,  I had no chance, and I’m suffering. My chest feels like it’s full of particularly dusty feathers, and when I cough, well, put it this way, not one of my furry companions wants to sit with me, and don’t even get me started on the boyfriend! Anyway, onto more important things; this look. Sometimes an outfit just works, you know? Don’t laugh, but I think I stress more about my image in Second Life than I do in real life. Actually, scratch that, I KNOW I do, when really all I need to do is open my inventory, take a rummage through it and see what sticks. This outfit is a prime example of that; I felt bobbins so just threw everything on that I’d recently acquired and wow, it worked!
The main elements of this are from THE EPIPHANY gacha event; I’m sorry, don’t hate me. I managed to get in and went in hard; I had a list and a budget and left with about 50% of what I had wished for, so if anyone can recommend some good Gacha sales featuring Epiphany items PLEASE let me know! Your main machines for this are the ones from APHORISM, REIGN and MOON.
So, onto the outfit: red and black with a witchy twist, the top is from APHORISM and I paired it with a skirt from REIGN that I really wanted because it has such a Killstar Clothing feel to it. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if the shape of the skirt and the top would work together, but I needn’t have been concerned, it looks perfect.
I also chose accessories from the REIGN gacha ( the coffee mug and the necklace, I need to go back though because I need pretty much everything else) and because I’m REALLY into eyewear added some fave shades from GLAMISTRY. My hairstyle is by MOON, it’s called ‘In-Between Days’ which *has* to be a reference to the most excellent song by THE CURE of the same name. It can’t actually be a reference to how hair should look in-between (washing) days because never in a month of Sundays can I get mine to look anywhere near half decent unless I’ve shampooed it BUT ANYWAY I DIGRESS *breathes*, it’s a fabulous hairstyle and I was ruddy delighted that I dropped the black and white pack. I love how it falls over my shoulder meaning my pentacle earrings, also from the most excellent REIGN  gacha is on display.
Some final flourishes from KIBITZ complete the look; I absolutely adore KIBITZ and their range of eclectic jewellery and accessories, and this planchette style bag finishes off my look perfectly. I’ve also added my favourite witchy ring set which is also a KIBITZ item.
Last but not least, I’m wearing my CATWA ‘Dyana’ mesh head along with CATWA Mesh eyes which are currently usurping my usual IKON favourites, and of course I’m sporting my MAITREYA ‘Lara’ body coupled with a favourite AMARA BEAUTY skin, the ever stunning ‘Lucie’, which is probably my favourite skin release of the year (although there are a couple of months left and I’m fickle like that!)shoes_004.jpg
Of course,  you need a decent pair of shoes to match the outfit, and I am LOVING these new ‘Rose’ heels from Glamistry. These feel flamboyant and glamorous and work perfectly well in red and black for this look, but imagine them with denim jeans and a tied shirt and you have immediate Rockabilly style! Thinking further on, slap on a short frock and tease your hair up into a beehive and you have a look that I’m sure Amy Winehouse would be more than happy to wear. As you can see from the image below they come with the usual quality options that only GLAMISTRY can provide, and I will be wearing these throughout the spooky holiday season!30121528366_a5bb9a420e_k I feel shagging awful; when I cough I really do sound like a goose farting in the fog; so it’s nice to have been able to log into SECOND LIFE to create this look and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Good luck getting into THE EPIPHANY!  and enjoy these glorious GLAMISTRY shoes!

( Last but not least, Kitty’s ears are from Mandala and pose from !bang, adapted using Animare. Inspiration for post title from this list: Top Ten Witch Songs)

I’ll Tumble For Ya!

I'll Tumble For Ya!I will never tire of how SECOND LIFE fashion really challenges me to create new looks and wear things I wouldn’t normally try in a month of Sundays.  Here’s an example, I really wouldn’t have given this EN VOGUE ‘Milly’ hair a second glance had I not thought, “Oh to hell with it, just try it” and I’m so glad I did! I balked at the idea of the voluminous plait piled on top of the head, but it works beautifully.  There’s an almost 1940’s vibe to the style and I think it would work extremely well styled in a Rockabilly/Vintage fashion with a tied shirt and jeans, but I’m wearing it with a cracking group members freebie from CYNFUL. This is the ‘Cynnosence’ dress and you’ll get three different colour combinations in your gift, ready to fit Slink, Belleza or Maitreya bodies. I really love all the colour combos but I had an urge to wear blue, so I did! I added some of my favourite ZOOM shades ( I often wear glasses in SL, contrary to popular belief you do get plenty of passes!) and the very latest GLAMISTRY release, these exceptionally cute ‘Hortensia’ heels.amatorum_007  They’re a simple heel style embellished with a bow, and of course, the shoes come replete with the famous GLAMISTRY colour-change HUD meaning that you can mix and match your footwear to match your style, which is precisely what I did. A fat pack of these beauties costs just L$479 and I really encourage you to treat yo’self! 14435021_1218878168176149_4057780784066333463_oAs a final note, I want to draw your attention to my rather splendid head.  This is ‘Tumble’ from CATWA and it is quite possibly my favourite head release yet; I love the softness of the face shape in the cheek area and the overall feeling of roundness to this release.CATWA HEAD TumbleSee what I mean? Despite the fleshiness to the main body of the face the overall look is really quite delicate and youthful, and of course, she’s transformed by whichever skin applier you choose to wear. Using the animation HUDS she’s incredibly expressive and an absolute dream to wear. I don’t get chatted up very often in SECOND LIFE these days, but, I have to say that wearing ‘Tumble’ has changed all that for some reason!snapshot_011The combination of this CATWA head and the AMARA BEAUTY ‘Priya’ skin (which I refuse point blank to stop wearing at the moment, it’s glorious!) just seems to be bringing all the boys to my yard. They can sod off though; if there are any milkshakes to be had I’m calling first dibs…amatorum_004Here’s your shopping list-ENJOY!

KITTY WEARS: 

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘PRIYA’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 02 Ivory

(Kitty wears this on Catwa ‘Tumble’ mesh head and Maitreya ‘Lara’ body, eyeshadow and lipstick from Priya palette) 

EYES: IKON ‘Triumph Eyes’ in  ‘Storm’

EARS: L’ETRE Gem pierced ears

HAIRBASE: L’ETRE‘Candy’ (Black)

HAIR: enVOGUE HAIR ‘Milly’ Ombres

DRESSCynful Cynnosence – Maitreya Lara – Version 3

SHOESGlamistry : ‘Hortensia’ heels

ACCESSORIES:

SEPTUM: ARISE Calla Septum / Black_Gold

RINGS: Kibitz – Nightmare ring set – left – copper

GLASSES: [Z O O M] Clubber Glasses