I Need To Be Alone Or I’m Gonna Lose My Shit

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Now, I KNOW I’ve been wearing long hair recently bit if you’re a long time reader of ‘Kittywitchin’ then you’ll be well aware of my all-encompassing love of bob hairstyles. I have always loved bobs, there’s a special place in my heart for them and there always will be, so when my current favourite hairstylist STEALTHIC released their bob length, windswept and interesting hairstyle ‘Willow’ at COLLABOR88 I. Had. To. Have. It. So I did, and I ruddy adore it. It comes with a styling hud so you can sweep your hair behind your ears or let it fall gently against your face and frankly you had me at styling HUD. I live for shiz like this. STEALTHIC makes me VERY hair happy. I basically need to save up and purchase all of their damn hairstyles because of reasons..ugh!

Another brand that makes me smile is CANDYDOLL.  I might not buy all their releases but I know enough about the brand to know that they fit my MAITREYA bod pretty darn perfectly. I don’t fatpack very often because my Lindens are such precious things BUT when I do splurge it tends to be on fatpacks that offer plenty of variety in pattern and colour, and CANDYDOLL sure does that with their releases.  Alas, I wasn’t able to fatpack this C88 beauty this time around, the ‘Amena‘ dress, so I opted for a striking black and white leopard print and I think I chose wisely. I tell you what I particularly like about it-the styling around the hands. I like the way it partially covers my MAITREYA  ‘Lara’ hands; and of course, using the HUD for the body you can adjust to make sure your fingers are visible. You can’t wear rings as they’ll poke through but I like the way it looks enough to forgo finger wear so took the plunge. There are fifty, YES FIFTY, options available in the fatpack, I know right? Ugh, I could weep!

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I’m wearing another C88 item, although you can barely see it; it’s this months contribution to C88 from NYLON OUTFITTERS. Yes, we all know about my Nylon Pinkney obsession, I’m a fan-girl and I care not who knows it. Nylon and her SL/RL sister Polyester Partridge are the cool girls that I want to be best friends with; I adore their work to the point of being tempted to sell myself virtually so that I could purchase all of their wonderful treasures. ( I jest, of course, although, get this, I was actually propositioned in SECOND LIFE yesterday! I KID YOU NOT I WAS! This bloke offered me L$2500 to go back to his place and I kinda almost wish I had..I could’ve fat-packed that CANDYDOLL dress for a start and bought ALL the NYLON OUTFITTERS undies and..I’ll shush now because I’m NOT that kind of girl!)  Anyway, I love Nylon’s underwear stylings, they’re a real fave of mine and because they’re appliers I can wear them under items and let them peep through. It’s a look that I think is super effective.

I added some old favourite jewellery pieces from KIBITZ  and my all-time favourite spectacles to enhance my look and there you have it; COLLABOR88 Kitty black and white happiness.

Mood: Easter Sunday, drinking Gin as I blog and enjoying the sunshine coming through the window onto my keyboard, helping me get my writing mood on. Still wearing Factor 50, a welders helmet and asbestos suit to avoid the sun mind you...

Inspiration: Collabor88, good round this month and I’ve enjoyed it, and the track listed below…

Listening to: ‘I Need To Be Alone’ by Girl In Red.

Red Hot Kitty!

Red Kitty

I had a mooch around SANARAE earlier, and shock horror, I *really* enjoyed it! I’ve found it a little too eccentric for my tastes in previous rounds, but this time, shock horror, I actually bought a few scrumptious things!  I got my summer on and splashed out on this bikini from INDENTED.  It’s called ‘Rayne’ and rocks a bang on-trend frill that covers the funbags area, along with the piping crossing the body that connects the brief. It looks great on, although as per usual my brain can’t disconnect properly so starting thinking about tan lines, and how you’d have a real problem if you wanted a wee. This is not an outfit to get drunk in, trust me! Also at the event, I spied a collar that said ‘Kitty’ on it, so how could I resist? It’s from SUPERNATURAL and is really well detailed, there’s even a clasp and chain at the back.  I’m still sporting my ever fantastic CODEX gloves from the KINKY event, but I’ve taken off the claws element (using the HUD included) so I can bare my red nails. Last but not least I nabbed this pose from SHINY SHABBY.  There wasn’t too much that caught my eye this month, but I confess I was enamoured by the ‘Feline’ poses by XXY and purchased those, one of which I’m using in the snap above.  I have to say though that I’ve not used poseballs in years, and was surprised when I opened the package that’s what it contained.  Still, no matter, I think the end result was totally worth it. Incidentally, the INDENTED bikini really sparked my interest, so I popped along to the store and I’ll definitely be paying it a second visit.  (This is what events are good for folks, they DO get traffic to your main store!)aaaaaSnapshot_002**SaNaRae runs until 18th July**

Kitty Wears:

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

Mesh Body: MAITREYA ‘Lara’ V4.1

Skin: AMARA BEAUTY – KouraLee (Tone 5)

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

Hair – TRUTH – ‘Scout’ (Multitone 1 HUD – Group Gift)

Outfit:

Bikini: INDENTED ‘Rayne’ SANARAE EVENT

Accessories: 

Collar: SUPERNATURAL ‘Little Kitty’ (Red) SANARAE EVENT

Tattoo: DAPPA ‘Misfit’ Tattoo BISHBOX JUNE 2016

Gloves: CODEX ‘Visenya’ KINKY EVENT

Pose: XXY-Feline  SHINY SHABBY 

Lipstick: PINK FUEL ‘Queen’ Lipstick Palette (POWDER PACK – MARCH)

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)

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