February’s Collabor88 has landed and as you would expect it’s a bit of a corker.

Every month when I eventually get in to the Sim I always have the same thought, “They’ll never better this round”, and guess what? The following month they do just that.

I know a lot of people are unhappy at the moment and vocalising loudly that events are taking interest away from individual stores and content creators and that there are too many of them. I can see why they would be so alarmed, especially when you consider that every time you try to get into C88 you’re unable to because of the sheer volume of avatar traffic.  Perhaps there are too many events but not every one is quality, featuring original and inspired content.  I’ve no doubt the less professional events will eventually fall by the way-side leaving room for even better ones to take their place, but the harsh fact is that quality events will always bring in an audience, and  regular events such as C88, Fameshed  The Liasion Collaborative and The Mens Dept certainly have dedicated fans who eagerly await the new releases each month with baited breath.  And it’s no wonder, because they are excellent .

This month the theme is Supernova, and you can expect to be faced with an intergalactic explosion of colour and style when you eventually manage to get into the event. There’s a sensational array of clothing, hair, skins and furniture as well as accessories and jewellery all ready to be drooled over, with all the items meeting the space-age brief in an original and exciting way.

For my look of the day I’ve mixed a couple of C88 finds with some old classics from my inventory.  I’m wearing an old favourite of mine, the ERRATIC Cory Oversized Sweater, and I’ve teamed it with the absolutely out-of-this-world  ‘Nebula Leggings’ by NYLON OUTFITTERS.  I’m always excited to see what Nylon Pinkney has contributed to C88. She has an original, quirky style, and it mixes in really easily with more conventional pieces to help you create a totally individual look. It’s effortless but really effective styling. To complete this ensemble,  I’m wearing just one piece of jewellery, but it sure makes a statement and brings the look together. It’s the ‘Galactic Necklace’ from PILOT.  I really like the fact that this pendant features an animated, swirling galaxy and like every one of Kaz Nayar’s creations it’s expertly crafted.

I’m also wearing the BELLEZA ‘Ria’ skin here, from the last round of C88, although at first glance you may not recognize it. That’s because I’ve been really cheeky  and added some tattoo make-up layers, in this case from the IZZIE’S ‘Asia’ range of eyeshadows and lipsticks. Last but not least I found an old hairstyle in my inventory that I had completely forgotten that I had from EXILE.

I’m really pleased with this look, I hope you find some space-age  inspiration at Collabor88  this month too!

Kitty wears:

  • HAIR- EXILE ‘Arihana’ in Moreno
  • SKIN- BELLEZA ‘Ria’ (Med tone, option 5, dk brow)
  • EYES – IKON ‘Destiny’ Eyes in ‘Maya’ (ML)
  • LASHES- MC ‘Falsies’ (Upper and lower)
  • MAKE-UP- IZZIES ‘Asia’ Range-Purple Eyeshadow and Brown Lipstick
  • TOP-ERRATIC ‘Cory Oversized Sweater’ (Purple)
  • SHORTS-EMERY Mesh High Waist Denim Short ‘Hope’
  • LEGGINGS-NYLON OUTFITTERS ‘Nebula’ Leggings in ‘Purple Galaxy’ COLLABOR88
  • NECKLACE- PILOT-Galactic Necklace in Purple/Gold COLLABOR88

Click HERE to see if you can get into the C88 sim! Good luck! 

An SL competition you MUST enter!

An SL competition you MUST enter!

..because it will be *tons* of fun to do, and pretty painless all things considered!

Katey Coppola, the mad genius behind ‘Glitterati’, has teamed up with Kaz Nayer, clothing designer extraordinaire, for a fun photo competition with some corking prizes. All you have to do is take a picture using a Glitterati pose whilst wearing an item or items of Nayar clothing. Simple huh? But even better, this contest allows even Nayar dollarbie clothing items to be used in the shots, and Katey has even provided us with a pack of special poses FOR FREE in her store (although you can use any pose you like so long as it’s Glitterati) Spiffing, what?

The prizes are as follows:

10,000L in cash
5,000L gift card to GLITTERATI.

5,000L in cash
2500L gift card to GLITTERATI.

1,000L in cash
1,000L gift card to GLITTERATI.

Banging huh? This is a GREAT contest, and I hadn’t been to Nayar for ages so it encouraged me to go and I’m mighty glad I did. Kaz’s stuff ROCKS! I threw together a ‘Rock Chicklet’ look using a load of items from my inventory, and two Nayar items;I’m wearing the Nayar ‘Pulled Fishnet Tank’ in black, along with the ‘Destroyed Denim Mini’, and I think it really looks the part. A bit Kat Von D-ish, don’tcha think? The pose I’m using is ‘Glitterati-Contest Single 4’. ( Incidentally, ‘Single 5’ is now one of my fave Glitterati poses EVER, but I couldn’t use it for my shot owing to my overt hairyness getting in the way! )
This is going to be my entry, but if you think you can do better, and to be fair you probably can, then poddle off to Glitterati and collect your free pose pack, which you’ll need because it contains ALL the rules as well as specific photo submission details. Then bugger off over to Nayar and get some goodies to wear.

The deadline for photo submissions will be JUNE 4TH at MIDNIGHT SLT…GOOD LUCK!