Rockabilly Kitty

Saturday

Recently I’ve become more drawn to vintage styles, in particular Rockabilly. You may have spotted this influence creeping into my posts of late. I love the fusion of modern day styling with 1950’s retro wear, and it’s something that is pretty well served in Second Life.  You know, it’s good to change things from time-to-time; for a long time Kitty’s been all about bobs and leggings, things I can still add into the mix, but I’m starting to experiment more now with longer hair and tattoo layers.I’m also getting into piercings in a big way, a habit that’s being satisfied by the fabulous mesh ear creations of brands like Aitui and Casa Cheerno.

IT isn’t just ears either; in real life I’m a bit of a wuss; I have my ears pierced, and my belly-button too,  but I’ve always loved the way septum piercings look. ( I always thought the model in the ‘Crawling’ video by Linkin Park looked stunning with hers.) Sadly, I would look a complete horror in RL if I adopted the same look. Yet in steps Second Life, which is helping me once again achieve my ambitions through my avatar, so you’ll find me bobbing around the grid rocking out with multiple piercings galore. I love septum piercings, and I’m enjoying finding new ones all over the place. Pinterest is providing me with great styling ideas, and of course so are the myriad of Second Life blogs too. We had a Rockabilly Fair in world last year, and I so wish I’d paid more attention to it at the time! But it’s not all Rockabilly, I’m keen on Suicide Girls stylings too, and gorgeous women like Dita Von Teese and Kat Von D are all big influences at present. It’s not a look I’m confident that I could carry off in real life at all, but Second life is sure helping me to find it in-world!

That’s one of the joys of our little virtual world though isn’t it? Thanks to the wonderful content creators out there we can re-create looks and add our own twists to them; some things that are a lot easier to achieve in the virtual world than in reality. I mean, I can change tattoos in a heartbeat in SL, in real life, well, that’s not going to happen is it?   Anyway, here’s a simple yet effective look that I’m sporting in-world at present, and it pushes all my Rockabilly/Suicide/Geek girl fusion buttons very well.  I’ve teamed a fabulous hairstyle by MOON HAIR along with a pair of great pants from GAWK. Both of these items were sourced at the VINTAGE & COOL FAIR.   I’ve matched these with this really nifty hoodie and jacket  from MOTIAME that I picked up at Kustom 9, which is really well-made but needs to be made available in more colours (especially primary shades!)

I’m also sporting some fabulous YUMMY accessories: this gorgeous gold skull necklace and some favourite spectacles of mine.   I adore Yummy jewellery and am a proper fan-girl of both Polyester Partridge and Nylon Pinkney whose designs compliment each other absolutely perfectly, and are always totally ruddy brilliant and bang on-trend.  What do you think? Are you liking this development in Kitty’s style? Do you know of any great Rockabilly stores to visit too? Please feel free to share in the comments below!

Kitty Wears: 

Ears: AITUI – Ear System: Gen 4, Heart Plugs

Skin: NAR MATTARU – ‘Maya’ Tone 03 ‘Pin-Up Girl’

Eyes: IKON – Ardent Eyes ‘Pewter’ (Group gift)

Hair: MOON North Circular – Roots & Ombres Pack – Vintage & Cool Fair

Jacket: MOTIAME – Leather Jacket with Hoodie- Khaki – Kustom 9

Necklace:YUMMY – Skull Necklace in Gold – Collabor88

Septum Ring: ARISE-Calla Septum Ring

Eyeliner: MONS – Black Eyeliner Series 8

Hands: SLINK Mesh Hands

Glasses: YUMMY – Ellery glasses in black

Pose: DYERMAKER-‘Against The Wall’ #8

PS I think it’s only fair to highlight the probable reason I’m starting to change my appearance in SL. It’s to do with a certain character from a show called ‘Orange Is The new Black’

LOTD: Kitty Dares To Double Denim

double denim_002I have no shame.

For a  ‘Fashionista’ (spits tea all over keyboard) you’ll find me wandering the grid looking more like a ruddy virtual bag lady rather than the epitome of elegance and a show-piece for Second Life design.  For example, while writing this post I was trolling the grid dressed head to foot in demos. Demo top, demo skirt, demo hair. No ears. I looked like a ruddy chuff to be frank, and I didn’t care a  jot..because I was DEMOING ALL THE THINGS!!

And there are a LOT OF THINGS out there demanding demo time..
I tripped over to KUSTOM9 earlier and went mad for all the denim. I have a love/hate relationship with denim in real life, I can never get a decent pair of jeans to fit due to the fact that I have a pot belly the size of a small continent, but in Second Life of course you don’t get those issues.  In fact, I felt so empowered by denim trip that I found myself breaking the ultimate fashion rule. You should never, EVER do double-denim. And me being the rebellious type, I went all out for triple. At the time of writing I still have all my teeth and haven’t felt the need to cut my hair into a mullett..so I think I’m safe:)

I snatched the MOTIAMIE tied denim shirt and coupled it with the BUENO denim top. These are both extremely well shaped and textured; I found that the denim top fitted extremely well under this shirt. Occasionally I find I get issues with multiple alphas and mesh items just not working that well when layered but these are spot on.  Once I was sporting them I decided to visit the creator main stores to check out their other items. I couldn’t find one sadly for BUENO, but MOTIAME is right up my street. It seems to be a temp store in a skybox but is definitely worth a look, I spotted some excellent items, like the sporty dress and a gorgeous striped sweater as well as a fabulous array of Kimono. MOTIAME is definitely added to my watch-list!

I also scooped up this fabulous hairstyle by MOON, a brand along with SPELLBOUND that I’ve really been digging this year. Of course, I had to have it because it’s a bob, and you all know how much I adore my bobs,  but I really liked the shape, with the loose tendrils to one side and the ear-tuck. Oh, and it’s also called ‘Mourning Sickness’, which I thought was a fantastic name.

double denim_001Last but not least, an honourable mention to these awesome ears from THE MENS DEPT, courtesy of CASA CHEERNO. They’re super easy to wear and the re-size and the colour match hud was practically spot-on when it came to matching the ears to my stunning skin, ‘SKYE’ by NAR MATTARU ( in tone 3).   It’s just absolutely delicious, especially when worn with the stunning ‘Gentle Breeze’ ombre lipstick. I’ve loved so many skin releases this year but the NAR MATTARU brand has been a real find for me personally and is always an absolute treat to wear.

To finish my look I added the latest necklace release from Yummy because it’s absolutely wonderful and appeals to my witchy sensibilities. It’s the most sublime collection of crystal pendants including a divining pendulum and they’re set on silver chains. The texture on the crystals is absolutely spot-on, but you’d never expect anything less from Polyester Partridge.

Last but not least, I added a septum ring and some favourite eyeliner from MONS to complete my look leaving me ready for the weekend in triple-denim style. What do you think?

Kitty wears: 

Hair by Moon (‘Mourning Sickness’ Ombres Pack)  **KUSTOM 9**

‘Skye’ tone 3, worn with ‘Gentle Breeze’ ombre lipstick skin by NAR MATTARU 

Ears by CASA CHEERNO **THE MENS DEPT**

‘Maya’ Eyes by IKON 

Eyeliner and Septum Ring by MONS

Necklace by YUMMY

Tied Shirt by MOTIAME **KUSTOM9**

Denim Top (worn underneath) by BUENO **KUSTOM9**

Skirt by MARSHMALLOWS (No longer available)