LOTD: An attack of the purples


Still rocking this Jalwa skin, ‘Coven’ for Gothmas by Gaslight. I really, really do adore it, so I implore you Chandra, PLEASE can you make more versions of this?! I’m not asking for much, just a few different colours ( I can’t wear purple forever!!) and lips please, PLEASE?!

(I don’t want to beg, It’s embarrassing..but I am begging. The brows and eye-make up shape are JUST me, so please do more colours, pretty pretty please!!!!!!) 

Because I wanted a change on the lips I added a tattoo make-up layer in a purple shade, with teeth, just to shake things up a bit. I found this MODISH ‘Beforeulips’ in Goth at THE DRESSING ROOM FUSION, along with the excellent mesh-bra from MC MESH that I’m wearing underneath this VALENTINA E. wrap dress. Now, this dress is a little different in that the fit leaves the front quite exposed, indeed you could see my norks from some angles until I added the bra, but I love the fact that you can see this underwear, and I think it really enhances the look. I really have loved Valentina Evangelista’s releases this year, her work has been continually top-notch and I always check out her new releases as soon as I hear about them. Worn with this bra from Freya Olivieri makes for a very  sensual look. In fact this bra is a real find, it’s delicately detailed in a lace pattern with tiny pearl enhancements and a jewel to the centre. I do love nice lingerie!

Another addition from Gothmas by Gaslight is the jewellery that I am wearing in this shot.  I’m wearing the ECLECTICA ‘Catherine’ ring set and necklace.  This is a super pretty set, with texture change  cabochons that feature a Victorian-style rose motif. The whole set really adds an element of elegance to your outfit.  The rings of course are adjustable so you can fit them to your system hands or your SLink hands, should you so wish. ( I haven’t got any appliers yet for my Jalwa skin, hence me wearing my normal hands in this shot..*shudder*) Again, Tiffy Vella is one of those designers who never cuts corners with her work and every Eclectica release is a pleasure to behold; her inspiration stems from Art Deco and times past, and she incorporates these influences into her work beautifully.

I really do want to emphasise that you can wear Goth elements in your apparel without going full-on Bela Lugosi. Don’t be put off by the conventional idea that this style is  all black and mournful.  Well it is, but it’s the way that you wear an item and combine it with other pieces that really counts.  You will find some bloody amazing items under the Goth heading in-world that can be adapted to any look, something that I really hope Gothmas By Gaslight is proving!

I’ve always loved Goth styling and culture. In real life because I have long dark hair and a pale complexion I have dabbled more than a few times with the look, and it is one of my favourite fashion genres; but of course for it to be truly effective it has to be done well. And there are a lot of bloggers out there in the SL Metaverse who really DO know how to Goth.  (If you do a search in Google you’ll find some great blogs like THIS one, and THIS one, ooh and THIS one too!)  What I’m trying to say is that adding a few elements of this style to your look can really work sensationally, so why not give it a try?

Gothmas By Gaslight is the perfect place to start! 

Kitty wears…




Gothmas By Gaslight will begin on Sunday 15th December  and run until 5th January 2014 and if you’re a fan of Goth, Steam/Diesel Goth and Dark Victoriana it’s going to be an absolute must visit.

We’re talking a banquet-on-a-stick of all things dark and delightful, held upon two sims: Sium and Cursed. (Note: Cursed is rated ‘A’. Even though this isn’t an especially Adult location, you won’t be able to access if yours is a free Second Life account.)

It promises to be really rather special indeed; the location has been sumptuously decorated with a Gothic Christmas twist making it a great place to take photographs, and there are some exciting contributions from some of the leading names in virtual alternative fashions and furnishings, as well as some equally outstanding newcomers too. I really loved the layout of the event; it’s beautifully decorated with plenty of Gothic flavour, and the vendor booths are small and sweet, and it’s nice and easy to navigate.

You’ll find absolutely everything you could require from make-up to dresses to furniture and frock coats, everyone is guaranteed to find something luscious to spend their Lindens on. If you like your Yuletide darkly dramatic this event is a must-visit.  I’ll be featuring some of the items I’ve found there on the blog over the next few days, but check me out in this fantastic Ballerina Outfit from Dark Water Designs.  It includes corset, collar, shoes, cage skirt and panties and is incredibly dramatic and would make a  bold statement at a Yuletide Ball. I’m especially impressed by the detail on the bows; each one has a mesh skull decoration, and the corset is equally fabulous with its festive design. Shadowed Luik Darkfury has done a great job on this outfit, and it’s part of a vast collection of collars, suits, corsets and jackets that are available from Dark Water Designs at the event. Not only that, there are Gacha machines too…yes, I said Gacha. I can see you twitching already, now stop that! 

I’ll post the links to the locations when the event begins but until then take a look at the official Flickr feed so that you can grab a taste of what is in store…

Barefoot black and white…

I’m sure Ivey Deschanel, the genius behind the ‘Snatch’ label, won’t be offended when I say that usually her designs are anything but classy. Ivey’s work is best described as ‘loud, trashy, sexy and in your face’ and I’m not being an arse-licker when I say that I have yet to find anything in ‘Sn@tch’ that I didnt like. Aimed primarily at the Neko/Goth/Emo/Rock market, it’s a store that is *bursting* at the seams with prim pleasures that make you go all gooey in unmentionable places. It’s a bloody treasure trove, and it’s priced so ruddy reasonably that I wonder if Ivey ever makes a profit. If you’ve ever had the pleasure to meet her you’ll know that she is an absolute star too- she describes her designs as clothes that she’d ‘..love to wear in real life..’ Well, you and me both on that one Ivey, especially with your latest releases. Can you believe that this beautiful halter neck dress is by Ivey? I know! Isn’t it stunning? This floor-length beauty comes in a number of patterns, but the black and white one screamed at me to buy it. So I did, and I teamed it with a hair freebie (yes, a freebie!) from Sirena at Hair Fair called Zoey, and my fave earrings by Yummy to create this look. Of course, you can’t see the floor length skirt on this but trust me, it’s sensational. As per usual the textures are spot on and I *so* want this dress in real life! (It would hide all my wobbly bits, and there’s plenty of those!) But do you see what I mean about classy? Make no mistake, every wardrobe needs one of these, and at..wait for it…L$150 a pop you can buy all three. (Yes, I know..she’s crackers isn’t she?) It just goes to show that you should explore EVERY store on the grid for clothing possibilities. Even if you don’t ‘do’ Neko or other genres especially, it’s still worth visiting the stores that cater to those lifestyle’s just because you find wonders like this one. I also heartily recommend that you join Ivey’s subscribe-o-matic to be kept up to date with her releases. The notecards that she sends out are a  pleasure to read; highly entertaining and she also keeps you up-to-date on her freebies. You can get a rather fabulous outfit called ‘Jailbait’ in store for absolutely bugger all if you’re quick…so, what are you waiting for? Here’s your taxi to Snatch!