No tricks, just plenty of treats!

Well, I have faffed about all week in my usual indecisive manner but I’m finally settled upon a Halloween outfit, and I think that it’s perfect!
Meet ‘Trick or Treat Kitty’!I found this upon our good friend X Street SL, it’s an outfit by Babbette Adair featuring candy stuck in your gussett, as you do, and it costs L$250. I’ve teamed it with my fave Halloween Neko boots, ears and tail that I’ve sourced from various places, BUT I think what really makes the whole outfit rock is the rather wonderful pumpkin that I’m carrying in my hand, it’s festooned with candy and is an interactive freebie from Schadenfreude’s Elephant location.

You can also pick up a gorgeous Halloween bracelet for zilch there…I’ve finished the look off with hair from Magika, eyes by Amis and skin in 24k ( v2) by Curio. The shape is of course one of my own, ‘Rocker’.  Right, I’m off to find a party….Whatever you get up to tonight, make sure you have a fabulous Halloween!!

Worshipping at the altar of YOU…

…So when you’ve finished mooching around LARK, you may want to go and explore the creepy graveyard that Sienia has installed upon her new sim and when you do, go and take a look at this rather fab little folly that she’s constructed. This is the latest AGENT ORANGE release, and it’s called ‘Stalker Altar’. It is utterly bonkers, but in a faboosh way! It’s a gravestone-shaped brick construction teeming with blood-red and black candles, and it’s festooned with amazing wee textures; tattered pages torn from notebooks scrawled with messages declaring an unknown love..it genuinely feels like you’re face to face with someone’s mad obsession. The fun part (!) to this is that you can freak a loved one out by replacing the textures at various points on the surface with photos taken by yourself! This is a cracking element of personalization that makes this not only a great Halloween accessory but something that would look perfect in a gothic-themed home or sim…go and see for yourself!
( Note: In no way is this blog-item intended to poke fun at people who have been affected by stalking, which is an abhorrent crime, and I’m sure that’s not Sienia’s intention by creating this work. If anything I think it highlights just how creepy stalking can actually be, and it may surprise some of you to learn that it is something that is prevalent in the virtual world, as well as real life too..)

Kitty *LOVES* larking about….

Right, you’ve had to put up with me wittering on about AGENT ORANGE for long enough I’m sure, but TOUGH because you’re going to have to indulge me again, as Sienia has only gone and established her own sim!   It’s called Annamaria Bushido,  and features Agent Orange, plus two new stores, Industrious and Lark.
Industrious specialises in vintage industrial furniture, whereas Lark is a store featuring Womens clothing. There are gifts dotted around the place for you to snaffle, as well as a spooky graveyard (more on that in a bit) and a few empty buildings which will be filled in the forthcoming weeks with even more Sienia goodness.
Let me tell you about
Lark. This crimson bustier dress is the opening gift, and it’s a great example of the lovely clothes that you’ll find instore. There isn’t a huge range to choose from as yet, but fear not as I’m sure that’s being addressed…but what you will find just oozes quality. It would seem that Sienia’s quirky approach to design also applies to her clothing range. Whilst not revolutionary, it’s a great addition to metaverse fashion. Her range is packaged in bird’s nests (seriously, you have to see the packaging, it’s ace!) and all the clothes are available in muted hues. So, what’s on offer Kitty I hear you ask? Well, there’s a blinking gorgeous military shirt, cheekily called ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ ( A US policy that Obama has promised to eradicate..if you don’t know what it’s referring to do a search on this blog because I’ve written about it before) It’s a shirt that would mix well with jeans or trousers and accessorised with a big chunky necklace it will really look the part in Spring. It also costs a measley L$150, as do the majority of individual pieces in store. I’m especially taken with the extremely pretty ‘Falling Leaf’ dress which is perfect for this time of year. Dress that one up with a nice scarf, jacket and some boots for an Autumn feel. If you’re looking for something a tad risque but with an ultimately classy feel you’d do well to invest in the ‘My Eyes Are Up Here’ frock, which features a plunging V-neck, hence the name. Look, I know I’m biased but I can’t help but be impressed by the items on sale in Lark, and it’s a great start to what I’m sure will be a very satisfying enterprise for Sienia, and I wish her well. Go and check it out for yourself by using this link, and don’t forget your freebie frock!
Oh, and incidentally, I’m wearing a ‘Fifty Linden Friday’ special in this picture..it’s the skin, from
5th&Oxford, Audrey in Fair-‘Little Miss Horror’. Nice innit? You’ve still got time to participate….click this link to go to the store, and make sure you join the group to keep abreast of all the designers partcipating each week!

Out of the frame and onto the page..

I’m sure you’re all busily engaged in getting ready for Halloween…I mentioned in my previous post that I’d spill the beans on some corking Halloween outfits, and rest assured you have PLENTY of options for looking fab.  It’s just over a week away now, so time to get shopping! Here’s my first outfit for you to enjoy..
Incidentally, I love this photograph, which I took using a prop at MC. Even though I have my own photo-studio I often use the facilities there because of the variety of poses and backdrops available. It’s always busy but I don’t mind waiting, it’s a fabulous and very generous assett for the Second Life community.
I’m wearing a mixture of freebies, cheapies and paid for items, and I think the resulting outfit is fab. It’s a slightly-neat distressed/casual look (I don’t know what else to call it!) featuring a couple of elements that I found on X-street that I strongly suggest you go and get. They’re budget pieces but great for building up an authentic Halloween look!

Base:
Shape
is of course one of my own, and it’s my shape of the season, ‘Winter’, which is just L$10!! BARGAIN or what?! ( Beautiful face, I’m sure you’ll agree)
Skin – by Curio – Acorn Frex Light ‘Vixen’ in Gunmetal 1. ( This is a ruddy amazing set of skins. The best that Gala Phoenix has produced yet, imho)
Eyes – Amis Black Neko Eye in Yellow/Gold. ( As you know I’m a fussy mare when it comes to my eyeballs and usually only wear Miriel, BUT I discovered these Amis eyes and immediately fell in love with them, so I bought the whole lot…simply stunning.)
Hair – The hair is one of Truth’s latest releases, ‘Isle‘ in Night. I dunno about you but he’s breaking me with all his creativity at the moment. His releases for the past couple of months have just been breathtaking, and he’s skinting me..stop being so bloody talented man!
Nails – The nails are actually a component of Snatch’s ‘Fish for this-Dead Pretty ‘ outfit, more from that later, but I’m wearing glove nails called ‘Zombie’ from that set.
Ears and Tail -This is the first of two X-Street SL sets that I’ve found at bargain prices that really fit the bill. This one is called ‘NekoPumpkin’ by SLC, and I like having orange ears and tail as they make a nice contrast to dark clothing and hair..the set is L$50 so it’s a gift, and a nice item to have in your inventory. (The other set I’ll cover later)

Clothing:
Legwarmer, Armband, Cuff and Nails are from Snatch’s ‘Fish for this-Dead Pretty’ outfit. It comes with a skirt, dreads and top and would look great if worn with a zombie skin for Halloween..I just chose to keep a few elements of it on while I messed around..as you do…to be fair they look so fab that I’m reluctant to take them off.
Jeans and paws ( Just out of shot) are from !K&L! on X-Street SL, the ‘Angry Kitty’ set which is a blinking bargain at just L$50 and contains practically everything you need to be the best dressed Neko in town ( except shape, skin and eyes) I love the !K&L! bargains and I snap them up greedily each time a new one is released.
Top – this lovely top is part of a gift set from a store called Ova Hauled, which I found out about via Stacia’s wonderful Virtual Neko. I’m gradually getting much more into the Neko scene and finding myself reluctant to remove my ears and tail these days…so I’ve joined the ‘Virtual Neko’ community and learning lots loving it…
( Thanks to everyone on the forums there for their patience and practical help!)

Bear with me as I’ll get this post up and THEN add URL’s where relevant afterwards…anyway, hope you liked this Halloweeny look and feel a tad inspired!