UBER APOCALYPSE NOW

Snapshot_001Get ready for the UBER SL Apocalypse!

Second Life’s latest regular quality event has hit the grid running in a Mad Max style from the impending apocalypse. There are skins, fashion, hair and accessories to die for, as well as a fantastic props and even a fallout shelter too.  It’s a hardcore collection with some fantastic pieces. I’m really taken with this fantastic ‘Doom’ pullover from EMERY; the sloppy style and the gnarly, straggly fibre finish really work. I added earrings and bracelet (not seen) from MAXI GOSSAMER  and finished with this epic release from TRUTH, ‘Rogue’.  It seems Truth’s on fire at the moment with some absolutely storming releases over the past few days.  This one comes with an optional gas mask but if I’d worn it you wouldn’t have been able to see my gorgeous chops..*ahem*

I teamed these items with remnants from my previous blogged look to create an edgy, urban look. I managed to get into this event first try which was a real shock and certainly made me feel that the virtual world had ended, but I don’t think it will stay that way for long! I know we’re all suffering from so many events, but this one really does stand out. Incidentally, if you feel over-whelmed check out the fantastic Information Portal  that has just been launched by SeraphimSL. They’re keeping track of everything that’s occurring in-world and quite frankly I have no idea how they’re managing to do it! September is going to be absolutely manic for events and occasions and I think it’s going to get worse leading up to Christmas. Yikes!

Anyway, back to UBER SL.  Don’t miss it guys and gals! Check out the FB page and the official web-site, and here’s your taxi too!

BUY ALL THE THINGS!!!

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Yup, that’s  precisely what I said when I discover TWO of my favourite designers were having sales!

First up is the ever amazing MAXI GOSSAMER.  I love the jewellery created by this brand and you’ll find selected pieces in store in the backroom at 50% off, which is NOT to be missed! If you’re looking for accessories to wear with summery dresses and beachwear you’ll find your favourites here. (Protip- the bangles and bracelets are especially good from MG.)

As if that wasn’t enough to cause my bank manager to weep, I then discovered that OVERHIGH (OVH) have ALL their old collection reduced to L$50 each item!

That’s why I’m stood with my gob open on the second picture. All those lovely items in beautiful colours cost practically diddly squat! I MUST HAVE ALL OF THEM!!

(Of course, I bought everything in black..but hey, still worth it!! I’ve now got leather shorts, tops galore..frocks and everything scrumptious to accessorise with my spangly new MG jewellery! Sometimes it’s GOOD to be the Kitty:)

Taxi time! Here are your rides to Maxi Gossamer and Overhigh

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Kitty Keeps It Simple

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DUCKNIPPLE is a great favourite of mine. Whilst not every clothing release is to my taste, they offer fabulous outfits which offer superb value for money with impressive options such as HUD colour change facilities. You really can’t go wrong.  Beanster Potato (awesome name!) has just dropped some new items on the grid and I immediately fell for this tied vest dress.  It’s just L$195 (a total bargain) and has some serious dressy uppy and downy potential.(That’s a technical term that, honset!) It’s incredibly well-made and even though the styling is simple it’s really effective. I like the delicate tie-string embellishment to the front, and the range of colour options (accessible via the HUD), for both dress and cardigan offer tons of styling possibilities. In my opinion it’s a must-have. Fab isn’t it?

ImageAs you can see it works incredibly well with this utterly stunning  ‘SHADE’ hair from MAGIKA. Sabina Gully has promised us a more regular new release schedule this year, and I for one am incredibly excited by that prospect.  She’s always produced fabulous hair but her mesh creations are really proving to be something else.  She’s actually having a mini-sale at the moment, which will run until the 18th. As you can see from the diagram below,’Color Pack 03′ has been revamped. However, only styles released this year have been updated (Those styles are: Many, Such, Never, Road and Shade). Because Sabina doesn’t have a redelivery terminal she’s having an in-world L$50 sale on Color Pack 03 of the updated styles. It’s a fabulous opportunity to get your mitts on the new colours, which are all rather fab, as you can see below!

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Last but not least I’m wearing the Spring Skin that was BELLEZA’s contribution to FIFTY LINDEN FRIDAY this week. I’ve enhanced it with my favourite eye-liner from MONS, and added my most adored bangles of the moment, from MAXI GOSSAMER for FAMESHED.

Kitty Wears:

  • Hair – ‘Shade’ by MAGIKA (Color Pack 3, L$50 until the 18th)
  • Skin – ‘Spring’ by BELLEZA for Fifty Linden Friday (May no longer be available, go and try your luck anyway!)
  • Eyes -‘Destiny’ Eyes by IKON (Size ML)
  • Eyeliner – Eyeliner Series #8 by MONS
  • Lipstick – ‘Ria’ Glosslip 2 by BELLEZA
  • Dress – Tied vest with HUD by DUCKNIPPLE
  • Nails – Classic Manicure Collection from IZZIE’S
  • Bangles – ‘La Cerlique’ from MAXI GOSSAMER (@ FAMESHED)
  • Pose – ‘Saffron’ #4 by OoO STUDIO

LOTD: An attack of the purples

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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…