MBA: I didn’t Mean To Turn You On

Valentina E_006Little black dresses are a fashion staple for a reason and that’s because they lend themselves to any occasion. From cocktail parties, to funerals (well, it’s true isn’t it?) they can be styled for any event and worn with confidence every time.

There are literally squillions of little black dresses in Second Life, but the ones that stand out are the ones that have clever little details and eye-catching elements built into them.  For me, this LBD called ‘Chained Angel ‘ from the absolute powerhouse that is VALENTINA E definitely counts as one of them. dinner party_007.jpgActually, you don’t have to buy this in black, it’s available in other colours too, but for me it’s absolutely perfect worn this way.  The black offers a perfect contrast to the gold chain that adorns each cut-out side of this dress too.  Despite the depth of tone attention has still been paid to the texture used on the dress; the fabric suggests a heavy-weight little number, again suggesting quality, but what would you expect from VALENTINA E?

I also like the fact that there’s a ton of creasing on the skirt, this lends a really authentic air to the dress because when you’re sat down in a dress like this it does crease.

To make this look super classy you can dress this up with pearls and an elegant wristwatch or add statement earrings and an updo for a really stand-out look. (I’d suggest one of the fantastic updo’s available from VANITY HAIR, especially if you want to make a modern twist on Audrey Hepburn’s timeless look! Note, I’m NOT wearing that in the pic..)

This dress needs the right shoes to be truly effective. Plain heels just won’t cut it; you need something to balance out the colour and chain decoration too. So luckily you’ll find a cracking pair of heels that match perfectly at the Mesh Body Addicts event too; these ILLI ‘Sara’ heels also feature decorative stud elements that you can change the colour of via HUD.  The T-bar strap adds an elegant feel, and the zip to the rear offers a really authentic touch.  They’re very impressive, and add the perfect finish to an absolutely  stunning ensemble. Valentina E_001

Yes, you need this dress and shoes in your life: here’s your taxi!

KITTY WEARS:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

HEAD: Lelutka ‘Stella’ HUD 1.3 (worn with GLAM AFFAIR ‘Laura’ applier, Asia tone)

EYES: IKON Triumph Eyes – ‘Dusk’

EARS: Mandala ‘Steking’ V. 3

DRESS: Valentina E ‘Chained Angel’ @ MESH BODY ADDICTS

SHOES: Illi ‘Sera’ Heels @ MESH BODY ADDICTS

Saturday Sorcery: The Well Dressed Witch

Well dressed witchAnother day, another Witchy look inspired by this fabulous ERRATIC ‘Mia’ dress from the MBA BI-MONTHLY EVENT. It’s the red version I’m sporting this time, along with a fabulous REMARKABLE OBLIVION hat, won from one of the Gacha machines in their store. You know, these hats really do take some beating. They’re probably the most detailed witch/sorcerer style bonnets on the grid when it comes to design and colour, and because they’re so well made they really do make a nice alternative to the regular black pointy number that is currently being sported here, there and everywhere. Dare to be different folks! I’m still wearing the ILLI ‘Doutzen’ boots; they’re just a sensation and this time I’m sporting a nice brown texture to coordinate beautifully with my frock.
My hairstyle is from LITTLE BONES at N21.  What can I say about LITTLE BONES hair that I haven’t already said in many a blog post on these pages?  Not much to be fair.
The styles are always sensational and I’ve completely converted to their long-hair ways. One thing I particularly like about this style is the way that the back has been rendered, there is just as much attention paid to the tendrils and locks that fall against you as there is attention paid to the front. I’ve got some snaps that will show you what I mean coming up in a few posts time, so watch this space. Naturally I’m still sporting my current fave skin, ‘Becca’ from ZOUL CREATIONS because why would I take something so awesome off? I’ve rummaged in my inventory too to find an an old favourite necklace of mine, ‘Eerie’ by CAE that I blogged about extensively HERE, all the way back in 2013! It hasn’t dated at all and for me will be getting a lot of wear during Halloween due to the myriad of charms in the HUD. It’s still available so be sure to indulge! Oh, and last but not least, check out my eyeballs! I forgot that I had these IKON ‘Hope’ eyes in Crimson until yesterday but what a fabulous find for me at this time of year.  They manage to be completely devilish yet elegant at the same time; I’ll be having LOTS of fun with these, that’s for sure!

Kitty Wears:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

SKIN: Zoul Creations ‘Becca’ SK1  Dk Brows chB ( Smoky Brown 02 eyeshadow, red 3 lip)

EYES: IKON  Hope Eyes in ‘Crimson’

LASHES: Hush ‘Flirt’

HAIRBASE: GAJA X Celebribase – Fran

HAIRSTYLE: Little Bones: ‘Velvet’ (Balayage Pack) N21

DRESS: Erratic ‘Mia’ in Black (Maitreya) MBA BI-MONTHLY EVENT

BOOTS:  Illi ‘Doutzen’ Boots (Maitreya fit) MBA BI-MONTHLY EVENT

Accessories:

Fantasy Friday: Tricks and treats at The Fantasy Collective

Let me be your fantasyIf you have a group slot free it is well worth your time to join THE FANTASY COLLECTIVE and swoop on down to see what wonderfulness  awaits you at this month’s round.  Not only will you discover some suitably scary items, you’ll also be able to indulge on some rather cracking freebies.  Each designer in attendance has placed a stonking great big pumpkin alongside their stand, and it’s filled with either a trick, or a treat.
The treats are exactly that readers too; I’m wearing some of them in this snap.  I look ruddy scrumptious don’t I? Well, first of all you’ll see some blood-smeared on my kitty-lips, that’s courtesy of some epic lip tattoos which are a freebie from IZZIES.  The blood trickling down my throat is a gift necklace called ‘Bleed’ from the always amazing CAE, and the hair is an absolutely brilliant freebie from DAMSELFLY.  Isn’t it just to die for? This style is absolutely gorgeous; I love the fact that it features some pretty plaits to one side (perfect to show off your elven ears) and a full-bodied crown and side-swept fringe to finish.  As freebies go this one is pretty monumental and you would be foolish to miss the event, and this gift too. I paired all my freebie finds with this beautiful ERRATIC ‘Mia’ dress from THE MESH BODY ADDICTS event.  It’s available in a myriad of pattern and plain combinations, but this image just called for me to wear the black version.  I get the feeling that this dress would be incredibly lightweight in real life, very silky and slinky too, but it wears beautifully on my MAITREYA body. Of course because it’s an ERRATIC dress you just know that it’s going to have the perfect amount of detail, even though it’s a relatively simple piece.  The creasing and the slight drape and gape to the fabric feels just right and of course it looks beautiful.  I adore it.
Lots for you to enjoy here readers, so here’s your shopping list! 

Kitty Wears:

BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4

SKIN: Zoul Creations ‘Becca’ SK1  Dk Brows chB ( Smoky Brown 02 eyeshadow, Nude 2 lip)

EYES: IKON  Hope Eyes in ‘Crimson’

LASHES: Hush ‘Flirt’

EARS: Mandala ‘Steking’ Series 5

HAIR: Damselfly  ‘Amarie ‘ rigged-mesh mixed pack  THE FANTASY COLLECTIVE (Gift)

DRESS: Erratic ‘Mia’ in Black (Maitreya) MBA BI-MONTHLY EVENT

Accessories: