Kitty Takes Four…Knotted Shirts

There’s something incredibly whimsical about a knotted shirt; it hints at hems getting in the way when erecting a tent, or seams getting soaked when frolicking in tide-pools looking for shells. It epitomises Summer, and this year Second Life is really feeling those sunshine vibes. You can find some great examples of tied shirts and tops across the grid. Here’s a selection of four of the best shirts that you’ll find! (Note: You can find patterned along with denim style tied-shirts too, I’ve just chosen to feature four plain for easy mixing and matching happiness!)Kitz_005

First up is a purchase from THE SEASONS STORY a few months ago (April to be exact) and it’s from EATERS COMA.  This is perhaps the most relaxed fitting of all of my shirts and it feels roomy and looks as though there’s a breeze blowing through it.  I love the shape of this, and the knot at the front looks very realistic. I also like how this isn’t fitted at all, it looks  baggy, worn and loose and is a real favourite of mine. Kitz_006I had to squeeze a PIXICAT item into the mix, and Areve’s ‘Cut-Out Tie Top’ has been languishing in my inventory for a while but I do love it.  The knot is tied at the front of this tee, and coupled with the cut-out sleeves makes for a really fashionable look that’s exceptional with any kind of denim wear. It looks good from the back too. I own this in a couple of colours, if I like a plain top I tend to plump for a few shades (if I can’t afford the fat-pack), and that’s what I did with my next choice, a knotted tank from LAZYBONES.Kitz_004

What I really like about this tank is the bow at the front, and it is definitely more of a bow than a knot. There is some gathering and creasing near the knot at the front which I think is pretty effective, and I got both black and white versions of this to wear in-world. Because it doesn’t have sleeves I’m hoping that it will be easy to wear with some of my mesh jackets, I guess we’ll have to wait and see!Kitz_003Last but not least is a very original tied-top from K CODE.  This top is unusual because each pack includes an option with nipples which I’m wearing in the picture.  I think that this option would be useful in a wet T-Shirt contest  and also for wearing with bikini bottoms on the beach.  It’s tied to the side rather than the front and costs just L$95 at the MY ATTIC event.

Kitty Wears:
Skin: ZOUL CREATIONSDella sk1 – Dk Brows – chCZC (+ Della Eyeshadow – Kiwi 03)
Lashes: HUSH – Lashes – Flirt
Lips: PXL SweetLips v1.4
Ears: AITUI – Ear: Gen 4 Heart Plugs
Body: SLINK Physique Mesh Body (+ SLINK Casual Hands and Feet (Mid))
Tattoo: WHITE WIDOW ‘Insidious’ WIZARDING FAIR 2015
Eyes: BUZZ Cora Kitty Eyes – Chocolate {Medium} THE EPIPHANY
Eyeliner: MONS / Makeups – black eyeliner series-8
Tattoo: WHITE WIDOW ‘Insidious’ WIZARDING FAIR 2015
Septum Piercing: YUMMY Spiked Septum – Silver
Hairstyle: LAMB ‘Crave You’ Variety/Ombre/Eccentric
Pose: BOUNCE THIS ‘Candy’-6
Windlight used: StrawberrySingh.com – Closeups
*NO Post-processing performed on these images*

Knotted-Shirt Details:

Pic 1.EATERS COMA Tied-Up T Shirt

Pic 2. PIXICAT Cut-Out Tie Top (m) Red

Pic 3.LAZYBONES Tied Tanktop (Black) (M) IDK EVENT

Pic 4.K CODE Robin M-Nips MY ATTIC

GEEK GIRLS ARE EASY!

Le Geek c'est Chic!

GEEKS ‘N’ NERDS is in full swing, and to my surprise I managed to get into the sim without any problems, which to be honest, I really didn’t expect at all. Of course, it was busy, but now the majority of creators have set out their wonderful wares it’s even more enthralling than it was yesterday. Something I didn’t expect though was to fall in love with a skin at this event.  I’m loving NAR MATTARU pretty exclusively these days,  so don’t really feel the need to look further afield (with the exception of the odd BELLEZA or GLAM AFFAIR number), but by ‘eck, I spotted this LUMAE skin and I did the cardinal sin..I bought it WITHOUT TRYING A DEMO!! (What is it that I tell you guys to do all the time? DEMO ALL THE THINGS!) But, at L$100 per tone I was feeling, shall we say ‘adventurous’, and something in me just knew this would be a good investment. Turns out to be an EPIC investment; in fact I’m absolutely delighted. This skin has everything I’m looking for, beautiful tone and detail and even comes with options that I wouldn’t expect for the price. I normally wouldn’t have gone for such a slim brow either, but  I took a risk and it has actually paid off! I look bloody lovely, even if I say so myself!

This skin will be worn a LOT by me, and here’s why; the lips are scrumptious and the perfect shade of red.  It will look blinking brilliant when I wear it with my favourite make-up and eyeliner layers. At the moment I’m sporting it with my go-to eyeliner (the ever awesome Black Eyeliner Series 8 from MONS) and it looks ruddy fab doesn’t it?!

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I’m also wearing the rather fabulous new necklace, ‘Timey Wimey Things’,  from CAE, which is an absolutely essential item for any self-respecting DOCTOR WHO fan. Of course, there are tonnes of Whovian-inspired goodies at this event, but this double necklace is incredibly special.  It features a little Tardis-style charm, along with one that looks rather like a sonic screwdriver, and there’s a fez and a bow-tie, because we all know that they’re the epitome of cool. There’s also a key on a separate strand, could that be a Tardis key I wonder? I’m not sure, but what I am sure of is that CAE always makes beautiful jewellery that looks totally authentic and is worth every single Linden spent. This is beautifully made, and a pleasure to wear. Incidentally, the necklaces are HUD controlled too, so you can change the colour of chains and pendants to suit your wishes. Choose from Gold, Silver and Bronze options to mix ‘n’match to your heart’s content.
Last but not least the wee jewelled choker that I’m sporting is a free gift from HASTE.  HASTE is a new brand tome, and they have some beautiful items at GEEKS’N’NERDS which I’ll share with you later this week. As freebies go though this is a wee corker. I’m really into chokers at the moment because apart from looking awesome they’re excellent for hiding neck seams from mesh bodies, and this one is perfect. It’s so delicate and intricate yet looks great, and is easy to resize too.

So what are you waiting for? Make haste! (Oho, look what I  did there!) and trot off to the GEEKS’N’NERDS fair and get ready for the most epic of nerdgasms. There’s so much to love about this event that I’ll be coming back to it all week!

Kitty wears: 

SKIN: Evie – P-P-P-POW! (Tone4) by LUMAE (GEEKS’N’NERDS 2014)

EYELINER Black Eyeliner, Series 8 by MONS

EYES Hope Eyes Denim (M) by IKON

HAIR Mila V2 by CHEMISTRY

EARS  Gen 4 Ear Heart Plugs by AITUI

LASHES MC Falsies  (MP Item, no longer available)

JUMPER Raspberry Angora Pullover by GAWK

JEANS Love Him Boyfriend Jeans by LE PRIMITIF (MY ATTIC)@THE DECK

SEPTUM PIERCING Style 1 (Gold) by MONS

CHOKER Diamond Choker (Black) by HASTE (GEEKS’N’NERDS 2014)

NECKLACE Timey Wimey Things by CAE (GEEKS’N’NERDS 2014)

They call it stormy monday, but Tuesday’s just as bad..

21January

Being Bipolar isn’t especially nice.  I manage extremely well, all things considered.  And I really don’t like to moan about it, because there are so many out there who have it far worse than me. But it can play absolute havoc with plans, and when I’m on a bit of a downer the only way I can cope is by shutting the world out and functioning at the bare minimum. 

The depression that is a particular symptom of mine can be crippling. If I had to choose between the manic highs and the thundering lows of this condition, I’d opt for the highs everytime. But even so they’re not exactly fun. When I’m on a high my brain races, I hear incessant music, chatter and sounds (I call it my ‘head radio’), and I can’t sleep. But when I’m feeling low, I feel crippled. I feel shut off from everyone and everything around me and just want to be left to hide. Thinking becomes difficult, I become exceptionally forgetful and morbid and procrastination is the theme of the day. It is incredibly hard to function; even basic tasks, like blogging, become the toughest of challenges.

This is why sometimes you’ll not see me update for a week or so. I work in real life, so obviously that takes priority, but occasionally if I find my symptoms are starting to go haywire then I shut myself down from all kinds of activities, blogging and Second Life-ing being the main one. Which is pretty crap really because it’s the one of the few things in my real life that give me lots of joy!

But I always come back.

And here I am; still feeling a little out of sorts but there is just so much wonderful stuff occurring in the world at the moment that it would be silly if I didn’t log-in to experience it. To ease myself back-in gently, here’s a look of the day that I am really relishing.

First up is the hair. This is available at MY ATTIC and is from MINA. It’s a lovely, mid-bob style called ‘Nikky’ and I really do adore the shaping of it. The face is slightly hidden creating a really sexy profile, and the hair is also materials ready, which means that it has an extra bit of oomph (that’s a technical term, that, obviously).  It has a lot of volume too, which can be a little over-powering BUT that’s easily fixed if you increase your head size a smidgen. I think it’s glorious, and the colour choices that are available are really very impressive too.  It was hard to know what to plump for truth be told, but I liked the Light Brown options best of all, and I’m incredibly happy with the result. Even better  the hair packs cost a mere L$95 a pop, so what’s not to love?

Next we have the skin which is by BELLEZA. I’ve written so many times on these pages about that brand, but they never cease to amaze and astonish. This skin is called ‘Ria’ and  includes a number of delectable make-ups in the pack. What really appealed to me were the subtle winged-eyeliner options featured in the range, and also the array of gloss and matt lips. Feeling a bit low I needed colour, so plumped for the gorgeous red lip. Tricky Boucher always creates perfect lips and the suggestion of shine upon these is very special indeed. Ripe for kissing I think!

My Jewellery is an old favourite; it’s the ‘Wanderer’ set from LEAGUE, an esteemed Second Life brand that is having a fantastic 50% off sale until January 26th. Guys, don’t miss it. There are some stunning items of clothing and exceptional footwear, as well as skins, included in this epic event, but my tip for you is to stock up in the awesome accessories that LEAGUE has always excelled at. This jewellery purchase  is a replacement for a previous Wanderer set of mine that went, well, wandering from my inventory a few years ago. (There’s NOTHING worse than looking for something in your Outfits folder and seeing the words ‘Broken link’ is there?) I’ve opted for the version that includes different kinds of mixed wood shades, but I am tempted to return and pick up the other colour-ways if I can scrape together the funds before the sale finishes It’s always been one of my favourite jewellery sets and as an added bonus the bracelets are incredibly good at hiding SLINK wrist seams. The set is available for a mere L£123 at the moment, and be sure to check out the scarves and other adornments while you’re in-store. Stock up, you’ll thank me for it!

I wrote previously about my favourite jacket of last year, and here it is again, the EMERY Hollywood denim jacket.  Any opportunity to wear it and I’m there, and it goes extremely well with this dress from GATO. I *had* to get this frock because it features a cat print, and of course you know how I feel about cats. I must confess though I very nearly didn’t get it because rather than it being full it’s just a partial-mesh piece, and I have had disappointing experiences with those kinds of outfits before. I couldn’t resist though, so I had to indulge, and I’m really glad that I did because as you can see it actually works really well. I’ve made an exception though, and I really hope that GATO as a brand starts to lean towards full-mesh pieces. It’s a really great label with a great feel to it and some of the best styling I’ve ever seen.  Don’t believe me? Check out the GATO Flickr, it’s sassy and vibrant and just really rather wonderful.

Last but not least back to MY ATTIC, because I’m using a fantastic pose from PLOOM’s latest pose release at the event. This is a five pose pack that features some really great stands, with both a standard and curvy option for girls with a bit of oomph on their avatar. This stand, number #6, is destined to be a favourite of mine from a very impressive and original pack of poses indeed.

So that’s my look fo the day, hope you like! I’ve a list as long as my arm of things I need to blog, and I’m catching up..albeit slowly. Until then if you need your blog fix (and even on my down days I sure as hell do!) Why not peruse some of the entries on my sidebar, or check out my Bloglovin feed? 

KITTY WEARS: 

Hair: MINA ‘Nikky’ (Materials) in Light Brown L$95 – Available at MY ATTIC
Eyes: IKON ‘Ardent Eyes’ in Pewter (ML)
Skin-BELLEZA ‘Ria’ in Medium 4 (Dk, worn with Gloss Lip #2) (NOTE: Individual  skins L$188, fat pack of five is L$788) – Available at C88
Jewellery – LEAGUE ‘Wanderer’ Wood Medley – L$123  Don’t miss the sale!! (Ends January 26th)
Jacket – EMERY Mesh Denim Jacket Hollywood-Dark L$350 (Check out my blog post HERE)
Dress – GATO Kelly Dress. L$100
Pose – PLOOM  ‘DNCR’  kitty wears #6  L$95- Available at MY ATTIC

(Huge thanks to Heidi Volare for blogging so many beautiful things recently that she got my arse in gear and helped get me out of my blog-funk)