LOTD: What’s New Pixicat?

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When it comes to brands one of my absolute favourites in-world is PIXICAT. I’ve said before on these pages and I stand by it 100% the tops that Areve makes are second to none. I don’t like everything designed by the brand (like some of the more ‘out-there’ outfits and role-play items for example) but when it comes to fashion basics I’m at the front of the queue on new release day.
PIXICAT’s latest dress release is something to behold too, released at KUSTOM9 in an array of colours perfect for every taste and something I would be incredibly inclined to buy in a fat-pack if you can afford to. Alas, I can’t, so treated myself to the red version and I couldn’t be more pleased with it.
What I love about this frock, apart from the length and the cut-out on the sleeves (which shows off my tattoo beautifully)  is the texture because it looks like a fine, jersey rib cotton.  I have items made of that fabric in real life and it’s lovely and comfortable to wear, so I can really imagine how this dress would feel.  I like that the belt perfectly cinches the waist too.  I’m not a huge fan of belted dresses but this one is absolute perfection. It’s beautifully rendered, and I really like the tucks and creases in the fabric that add a great touch of authenticity to the look.
This dress would look fabulous with an up-do, but I chose to wear it with my hair long and loose, courtesy of my previously blogged MURRAY ‘Giorgia’ hairstyle. I kept accessories simple with just a bag as my embellishment, but what a bag!   This outfit screams for a statement piece to really make it sing, and my choice is the fabulous ‘ Le Visage Purse’ by NYLON OUTFITTERS. By choosing the black and white design, I’m echoing the patent black of my belt.
Last but not least are my shoes; now of course I could have gone black for a totally formal look but I wanted a more casual twist, so to provide that I’ve added my super clunky PURE POISON ‘Boho’ heels.  These are a real favourite of mine and I can dress them up or down with ease. The detail on the leather is really quite something too; they look heavy and the rivets and buckle are very realistic, plus the tone of these sandals is similar to the colour of my hair, so it gives the entire outfit a well-balanced feel. I love it, and I think this is a great look to start the week off in style.

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Here are your credits and you really mustn’t miss the PIXICAT dress, OK?

KITTY WEARS:

Skin: ZOUL CREATIONS: Della (Sk1 DK brows Ch C)

Eyes: IKON ‘Charm Eyes: Brown’ (Group Gift Feb 2015)

Lashes: HUSH – Lashes – Flirt

Lips: PXL SweetLips v1.4

Ears: AITUI – Ear: Gen 4, Naked

Hair: ‘Giorgia’ Hairstyle (light brown 05) by MURRAY @ HAIR FAIR

Body: SLINK Physique Mesh Body (+ SLINK Casual Hands and Feet (Mid))

Tattoo: WHITE WIDOW ‘Insidious’ WIZARDING FAIR 2015

Dress: PIXICAT CutOut.Dress – Red (m)KUSTOM 9

Shoes: PURE POISON  – BOHO PLATFORMS – Brown

Bag: NYLON OUTFITTERS ‘La Visage’ Purse in BW Laughing (Gacha Item)

LOTD: A bit of everything! (OMG Gacha, Hair Fair and The Seasons Story too!)

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July is in full swing and it’s a BUSY time of year guys and gals, and with so many events running at the moment it’s hard to know which way to turn or where to spend you hard-earned Linden Dollars. Blogs such as ELOQUENCE (and SERAPHIM) do an epic job of featuring the majority of in-world events so that you can see if there’s anything that you fancy before you try to TP in, and for that we owe them our gratitude. It must have been an absolutely enormous task recording the releases and photographing them at the HAIR FAIR Blogger preview last night, yet Vixen Thibedeau has done a sterling job.  (I was there for about five or six hours, got lost twice, spent way too much and felt completely overwhelmed by it all, so pity the poor blogger that has done all the legwork for you!)

If you don’t use blogs such as ELOQUENCE or SERAPHIM to plan your event visits then I really do recommend that you start doing so now. I never land at an event now unless I’ve had a good look at what is on offer beforehand. I go to each event with my list in hand, get my shopping accomplished and get the hell outta Dodge! I’ll return once the initial furore has died down towards the end of the event run, and then I can happily wander around and take in the build, the displays and the ambiance of the place. (Oh, and stare at all the avatars in attendance and scrutinise what they’re wearing. Ahem, no, I don’t, honest.)

Today’s ‘Look Of The Day’ then includes some items that can be found at events that are currently setting the grid on fire. I’ve gone for a dressed down look today, with the key element being this absolutely ravishing hairstyle from a brand called ‘MURRAY’.  I’ve never heard of them before yet I think they’re going to have an exceptional HAIR FAIR 2015, because all the styles they offer at the event are flawlessly executed. There’s no fuss, no tortured prims or misaligned mesh to be seen and no flatness of texture either; but you will discover hair that is beautifully styled, textured and utterly perfect when worn. (Regular visitors will have noticed that I’m wearing a long hairstyle and shock, horror Kitty-readers but most of the styles that I have purchased at HAIR FAIR 2015 have been loose and flowing, rather than my normal much-loved bob shapes. Clearly I’m sickening for something!)

But back to MURRAY; the reason I fell for this ‘Giorgia’ style is because, well, just look. It’s perfect isn’t it? This is the ultimate in plain and simple long hair. Some people may think that when you’re launching at such an occasion you should go out all guns blazing and throw some seriously fancy styles our way, but actually I think it is far better to start as you mean to go on. It would be way too easy to throw avant-garde and over-the-top styles at us but we’d wear them once, twice maybe before throwing them into the backs of our inventories, and I don’t know about you but mine is bursting at the seams as is. Better to launch with something with universal appeal in my opinion, which is what they have done with all four of their HAIR FAIR releases.

You know you should never disregard ‘simple’. It takes a proper artist to make something look so easy and effortless, when behind the scenes it’s actually very difficult to do. Hair creation in world can be merciless after all. MURRAY is a brand that has started with, well, not so much of a bang, but definitely not a whimper. (I think an assertive stamp of the foot?)
They’re a brand I’m going to be watching with interest and I cannot wait to see what further items they come up with during the remainder of 2015. Incidentally, if you’re curious about the flower it’s actually a freebie in recognition of HAIR FAIR’s 10th birthday and comes in a pack of 6 different shades for you to enjoy from TABLEAU VIVANT. (When you do manage to get in watch out for the freebies that the majority of vendors have placed out for us, there are some absolute cracking styles that people are giving away!) It looks beautiful with this ZOUL CREATIONS ‘Della’ skin and I’ve resurrected my PXL Sweet Lips from my inventory to wear too. Why? Because they’re plain awesome!

My dress is another summer release from the APHORISM label. Rucy Byron is turning into a virtual design powerhouse in 2015 consistently releasing quality fashion for male and female avatars; the dress is available in either pattern, plain or floral flavours and encapsulates perfectly the Boho vibe that seems to be rocking Second Life in 2015. You’ll find it at THE SEASONS STORY.  To accessorise, I’ve added a nose-ring from the latest round of OMG GACHA! which is full of Summer and kawaii-themed delights with loads of machines to play.

There really is so much going on this weekend/this month/this summer in-world that you’ve absolutely no excuse not to find something that you’ll enjoy, and don’t forget that INDIE TEEPEE is in full swing over the weekend too, don’t miss it! ( I previewed it in my last post here)

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Kitty Wears: 

Skin: ‘Della’ by ZOUL CREATIONS
Mouth: PXL Sweet Lips (worn with Della lipstick/applier) by PXL 
Eyes: ‘Charm’ Eyes in ‘Brown’ by IKON
Ears: ‘Naked’ by AITUI
Lashes: ‘Flirt’ by HUSH

Hair: ‘Giorgia’ Hairstyle (light brown 05) by MURRAY @ HAIR FAIR
Hair band: Tropical Headpiece’ in ‘Sunset’ (TABLEAU VIVANT HAIR FAIR gift)

Body: ‘Physique’ by SLINK
Hands & Feet (Casual Hands and Mid Feet) by SLINK

Dress: Summertime Dress (s) by APHORISM (THE SEASONS STORY)
Shoes: ‘Boho Platforms’ in Brown by PURE POISON

Septum Ring: ‘Nisha Septum Ring’ (Black) by ^^SWALLOW^^ (OMG GACHA)
Ring (just seen..only just!) Schadenfreude Owl Wee Beastie Ring by SCHADENFREUDE

Pose: AN LAR POSES ‘The Watchtower Series: Two’ INDIE TEEPEE