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)

All’s Vintage & Fair!

Vintage is a look that I do pretty well.  In fact, some of my most popular posts have been features where I’ve been decked out in retro 1950’s or 1960’s styles.  Truth be told it’s a look I like very much so I’m always happy to wear it, and fortunately, you can find lots of places that sell the right clothing to make these decades come to life at THE VINTAGE FAIR 2017

I’d say that about 85% of the participants nail exactly what vintage looks like at this event. You always get participants at events that just don’t seem to get it, but they seem few and far between at this one, which I welcome. I’m so sick of events that have themes that people don’t stick to! Of course, vintage applies to a lot more than just mid-century fashions, and look around and you’ll be delighted to discover clothing from every period of the 20th century, and a little earlier than that in some cases, too!All's Vintage And Fair!

I  needed to get my groove on, so to that end, I splashed out on a beautiful new period hairstyle from ELIKATIRA, along with a new frock (of course in a leopard print) and some spectacular new ZOOM shades.  I love my beehives and rockabilly style updos.  This ‘Mabel’ hairstyle is a great take on the classic; not too high that it towers and sits uncomfortably on the head, but nice and structured with loose waves that curl over the shoulders.

The dress is a bit special too, it’s from PURPLE MOON CREATIONS and features a sewn on high-waist with button detail, leading into an open shirt with a collar at the top. I love it; the HUD features seven different styles of dress including the leopard print that you see here, along with spots and cherry print too.  It’s incredibly wearable and fit well on my Maitreya body, although I did have to alpha mask a few areas.

Last but not least, add some ZOOM shades ( and Y’all know how much I love ZOOM, right?) and there you have it, an absolutely exquisite, vintage look that is incredibly wearable in-world.  VINTAGE FAIR runs from June 9th – June 25th, don’t miss it!

Kitty Wears:

Body:

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

Mesh Body: MAITREYA ‘Lara’ V4.1

Skin: AMARA BEAUTY  ‘Miriela’ @ WE<3RP June

Ears: MANDALA ‘Steking’ Season 5

Eyes: IZZIES ‘Tokyo (Lights)’ Eyes

Hair –ELIKATIRA ‘Mabel’ VINTAGE FAIR EXCLUSIVE

Outfit:

Dress: PURPLE MOON ‘Shelby’ VINTAGE FAIR EXCLUSIVE

Accessories: 

Tattoo: DAPPA BISHBOX ‘Bad Kitty’ May 2017 Exclusive

Glasses: ZOOM ‘Noa’ Glasses VINTAGE FAIR EXCLUSIVE

Rings: YUMMY ‘Love Spell’ ring set

Pose: AN LAR POSES ‘The Betty Series’  VINTAGE FAIR EXCLUSIVE

Here, Kitty Kitty!

This week saw the release of the latest BISHBOX.  Along with POWDER PACK, It’s the only subscriber box that I pick up every month. I was incredibly excited to discover that the theme this month was ‘Bad Kitty’, as you can imagine that ticked ALL my boxes, but unfortunately, when it came to the opening and reviewing of the contents there were only a select few items that I really enjoyed.  In fact, this is how disappointed I was: I recorded a vlog and then deleted it. I just thought I sounded incredibly miserable and negative, but the fact was, there was so much scope and yet most of the participants had gone for the same old ideas.  I felt let down and disappointed. There is a lot more to creating a cat aesthetic than masks, PVC and collars.  True, it’s a theme that has been done to death in Second Life but I was ready to be wowed with some super original content and that just wasn’t the case. Now I’ve had a whinge there were a couple of stellar items that I really enjoyed, and I’ll feature those in forthcoming posts.

In other news, UBER has some interesting offerings this month. It’s an event I find a little hit or miss in the extreme. When I finally manage to get in I either go mad and buy all the things or harrumph and roll my eyes as I slope off home in a sulk.  This month saw me buying a few items but I don’t think it’s up to the usual standard. That said, the ‘Yonder Eyes’ from IZZIE’S are well worth checking out if you want to up your virtual eye game; the colours Izzie has created are beautiful.

Can you see a theme developing here? In fact, that’s something I’m seeing reflected in other events and offerings across the grid; is the virtual shopping bubble about to burst? Nah, I don’t think so.  Don’t forget that it’s almost Summer and people tend to hang out more in real life once the weather gets warm.  Yes, designers have real lives too you know!

Anyway, here’s a look I threw together featuring items from BISHBOX, UBER and MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY, which finishes soon so quick..run!

Kitty wears:

Body:

Mesh Head: CATWA ‘Kimberly’ (with CATWA Mesh Eyes)

Mesh Body: MAITREYA ‘Lara’ V4.1

Skin: AMARA BEAUTY ‘Katie’ POWDER PACK SL MAY 2017

Ears: MANDALA ‘Steking’ Season 5

Eyes: IZZIES ‘Yonder Eyes’ UBER

Hair: TRUTH ‘Scout’ ( Multitone 1)

Outfit:

Top: TETRA Off-Shoulder (red) UBER

Shorts:  L&B Swear ‘Dita’ Denim Shorts UBER

Boots: HUCCI ‘Itabuna’ Boots MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

Accessories:

Earrings: REIGN ‘Pentagram’ Earrings

Ears: DOE Wire Kitty ears – Part of hairstyle exclusive to BISHBOX ‘Bad Kitty’ May 2017

Choker: XYZ Tattoo Choker

Necklace: YUMMY Tiny Skull Necklace – Gold

Make-up: PINK FUEL ‘Queen’ Palette lipstick (From POWDER PACK March 2017)

Glasses: YUMMY Lillian Glasses – Gold

Manicure: SLACKGIRL ‘Sinal’ Mesh Nails @ MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY

Pose: LUXE ‘Sonya-5’ UBER

Powder Pack (Catwa) May 2017

is here and as usual,  it’s a corker! There are always glorious make-ups to enjoy and this month is no exception.  I’ve recorded a video which you can view here, or above, the power of the internets, woot!

The picture accompanying this post  features the ZIBSKA eyeshadow, IZZIES lipstick and AMARA BEAUTY skin that are included this month.  SLACK GIRL made some eyes that I’m also wearing in this picture.  Hope you like, and check back for the link to the review!