I Need To Be Alone Or I’m Gonna Lose My Shit

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Now, I KNOW I’ve been wearing long hair recently bit if you’re a long time reader of ‘Kittywitchin’ then you’ll be well aware of my all-encompassing love of bob hairstyles. I have always loved bobs, there’s a special place in my heart for them and there always will be, so when my current favourite hairstylist STEALTHIC released their bob length, windswept and interesting hairstyle ‘Willow’ at COLLABOR88 I. Had. To. Have. It. So I did, and I ruddy adore it. It comes with a styling hud so you can sweep your hair behind your ears or let it fall gently against your face and frankly you had me at styling HUD. I live for shiz like this. STEALTHIC makes me VERY hair happy. I basically need to save up and purchase all of their damn hairstyles because of reasons..ugh!

Another brand that makes me smile is CANDYDOLL.  I might not buy all their releases but I know enough about the brand to know that they fit my MAITREYA bod pretty darn perfectly. I don’t fatpack very often because my Lindens are such precious things BUT when I do splurge it tends to be on fatpacks that offer plenty of variety in pattern and colour, and CANDYDOLL sure does that with their releases.  Alas, I wasn’t able to fatpack this C88 beauty this time around, the ‘Amena‘ dress, so I opted for a striking black and white leopard print and I think I chose wisely. I tell you what I particularly like about it-the styling around the hands. I like the way it partially covers my MAITREYA  ‘Lara’ hands; and of course, using the HUD for the body you can adjust to make sure your fingers are visible. You can’t wear rings as they’ll poke through but I like the way it looks enough to forgo finger wear so took the plunge. There are fifty, YES FIFTY, options available in the fatpack, I know right? Ugh, I could weep!

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I’m wearing another C88 item, although you can barely see it; it’s this months contribution to C88 from NYLON OUTFITTERS. Yes, we all know about my Nylon Pinkney obsession, I’m a fan-girl and I care not who knows it. Nylon and her SL/RL sister Polyester Partridge are the cool girls that I want to be best friends with; I adore their work to the point of being tempted to sell myself virtually so that I could purchase all of their wonderful treasures. ( I jest, of course, although, get this, I was actually propositioned in SECOND LIFE yesterday! I KID YOU NOT I WAS! This bloke offered me L$2500 to go back to his place and I kinda almost wish I had..I could’ve fat-packed that CANDYDOLL dress for a start and bought ALL the NYLON OUTFITTERS undies and..I’ll shush now because I’m NOT that kind of girl!)  Anyway, I love Nylon’s underwear stylings, they’re a real fave of mine and because they’re appliers I can wear them under items and let them peep through. It’s a look that I think is super effective.

I added some old favourite jewellery pieces from KIBITZ  and my all-time favourite spectacles to enhance my look and there you have it; COLLABOR88 Kitty black and white happiness.

Mood: Easter Sunday, drinking Gin as I blog and enjoying the sunshine coming through the window onto my keyboard, helping me get my writing mood on. Still wearing Factor 50, a welders helmet and asbestos suit to avoid the sun mind you...

Inspiration: Collabor88, good round this month and I’ve enjoyed it, and the track listed below…

Listening to: ‘I Need To Be Alone’ by Girl In Red.

I always have, I always will..

There is magic all around you...As long as my arse looks south I will always, ALWAYS buy the releases that Nylon Pinkney (Nylon Outfitters) and her RL sister Polyester Partridge (Yummy) create because they never disappoint. For me, these two designers represent all that is fantastic about our virtual world. They craft such beautiful, quirky designs and they’re just so damn refreshing. The colours they use in their designs, their artistry and the way that they present their work is totally my thing.  They continually impress me.

This month at Collabor88 Nylon has released some glorious underwear. Now, for some reason in recent months ( and I know I’ve mentioned this before, but anyway) I’ve become obsessed with virtual underwear. Readers, there is so much good stuff out there, both mesh designs and body appliers,  that it’s basically booty heaven.  In real life, I’m all about simplicity when it comes to my undercrackers. I’m not the kind of lass who can afford to shop at Agent Provocateur, for example, BUT in Second Life I can live out my luxury lingerie dreams with no problems at all.

If you’re reading this: Nylon, you’re totally an enabler, just putting it out there, LOL! 

The gorgeous applier undergarments for Spring which you can grab at C88, come in plain or country lace. I say plain, but they’re anything but. Delicious details abound, suggesting frilly lace and delicate pattern. The sets are Maitreya and Omega compatible, and for some reason, I decided to go for yellow. Not a colour I normally go for, but it spoke to me, and I’m so happy I invested. I feel pretty, girly, fresh and feminine.

I dunno why but these made me feel very happy. I don’t really like the idea of wandering around the grid with no knickers on under my mesh garments, and generally, I mask my lady areas so if anyone tries to cam up my skirt they see nothing. It may sound daft, but comforts me when I see lovely undies such as these on sale across the grid.  Why not give these a whirl at C88? Here’s your taxi! 

(Incidentally, details of the skin, hair and cosmetics that I’m wearing can be found HERE)

 

LOTD: The Bones Of What You Believe

DoubleAbsolutely blinking brilliant round of  UBER this month guys and gals, LOTS to love, and lots to feature on these ‘ere pages over the next few posts so let’s begin shall we?
First of all, LOOK AT MY BOOTS. Look at them, faint, weep and generally bow down to their glory because these are the boots I’ve been waiting for. Yet again, if fat-packing was in my budget I would have bought ALL.THE.COLOURS, but as we’ve previously discussed it ain’t, so I didn’t. But what I did do is buy two colours, so first up a Kitty-plea to any designer reading this: not everyone can afford fat-packs, BUT they might be able to afford a duo, or a triple pack? Could you consider featuring that perhaps? You could theme it; a monochrome pack, primary colours, Pastels, Patterns; the combinations are endless. (Hey, you could call it a Kitty-Pack if you wished! ) Suffice to say I  flipping love these. REIGN has knocked it out of the ballpark yet again, after featuring a particularly tidy submission for Fifty Linden Friday yesterday and the ball is so far out of the park friends that it’s currently orbiting Pluto.
Everything about these boots is glorious, but what I especially love is the lacing. It’s incredibly neat and I love that the laces have been left free rather than tied. As is the nature of the footwear (a take on the ever famous Chuck Taylor brand) that there’s a logo on them, but I’ve actually no problems with that at all. As we’ve discussed before logos are a personal bug-bear of mine, but this one I’m completely happy with because it fits in with the product and also, for making such fantastic footwear REIGN deserve some free advertising!
I’m wearing SLINK Physique and Casual Hands at the moment so opted for the SLink fit that’s included in the pack. The fit is snug, so I used the HUD to block out the length of the boot, and I have actually taken my feet off. No point in them if you can’t see them, right? Lessen the server load (not that flat feet add much) and just wear the hell out of these boots. I think they’re going to be absolutely huge this round of UBER, and rightly so.
Moving on I’m wearing a frock from EATERS COMA at THE SEASONS STORY and it’s a cracker. As I said in my previous blog-post, EATERS COMA have made quite a few of my favourite items and this dress and tied shirt (tied again, there’s a theme going on here, have you noticed?) is an absolute inventory essential. The textures are great,  but it’s the HUD options that really make this item sing; there are all kinds of patterns to select from: pick from an almost gingham check, a bold tartan or more subtle, flatter square design. There’s something for everyone and you won’t be disappointed.
I’m wearing a necklace from YUMMY that gels together the street elements of my look beautifully; there;s a combination of pendants on here in different finishes,  but this is no gaudy trinket. Like all YUMMY jewellery,  it’s crafted with the fine attention to detail that you would expect from someone with Polyester Partridge’s credentials. I’ve opted for the ‘Eclectic’ combination but this is a necklace that I’ll wear a lot, and each time I know I’ll be zooming in frequently and admiring it. (You can build a story to this piece in your head, you know? The pearl is from Grandma’s old necklace; the stars are from my Father’s dress uniform that I tried to rescue from the fire, the heart pendant is the necklace that my Mother always wore, the circular pendant is from the necklace I wore at graduation and the ring-pulls were from the cans of coke we shared on our first date. See what I mean? Works well, doesn’t it?)
As in previous posts I’m still rocking the WHITE WIDOW ‘Insidious’ tattoo and it’s probably time I changed it but I can’t help it; it wears so utterly brilliantly and I cannot even begin to tell you on these pages how much I love it. I absolutely adore owls in real life so having a tattoo that pays homage to them so utterly brilliantly is more than I can bear to part with. I’ll probably end up swapping for another WHITE WIDOW tattoo anyway…hair_011Last but not least, check out the body on this hairstyle. Yup, Nova Faerye’s done it again and taken more of my Lindens because of this awesome style. It’s called ‘Chorus’ and has the kind of volume that a 1980’s pop-star would kill for. It’s massive in both size and appeal. The way it frames the face is nothing short of perfect; the cascade of curls begin at just the right part of the style by beginning to tumble down just as the style passes the cheekbones. This style is unbelievably beguiling and draws attention to the face but luckily for me, my chops are ruddy perfect. I’m still wearing ZOUL CREATIONS skins at the moment, but Shantia Soulstar creates such fantastic eyeshadow combinations that you get endless wear out of just one skin. I’ve added my favourite MONS winged-eye-liner into the mix and my PXL SWEET LIPS are polished to perfection. Again, Shantia has provided an extensive palette of colours to choose from in her Sweet Lips Applier for this skin.
Urban, stylish streetwear completes the kind off look that just screams of hanging around with skateboards and boys on street corners  and loitering with intent. What’s not to love? Here’s the credits, time to go shopping!PicMonkey Collage 3Kitty Wears:
Skin: ZOUL CREATIONS (Della sk1 – Dk Brows – chC worn with Della Eyeshadow – Carbon 03 and Della Lips Red 02)
Lashes: HUSH – Lashes – Flirt
Lips: PXL SweetLips v1.4
Ears: AITUI – Ear: Gen 4 Heart Plugs (they’re under the hair, trust me they’re there!)
Body: SLINK Physique Mesh Body (+ SLINK Casual Hands)
Tattoo: WHITE WIDOW ‘Insidious’ WIZARDING FAIR 2015
Eyes: BUZZ Cora Eyes – Honey {Medium} THE EPIPHANY
Eyeliner: MONS / Makeups – black eyeliner series-8
Septum Piercing: YUMMY Spiked Septum – Silver
Hair: LITTLE BONES -Chorus (L-Dip Dyes)
Dress: EATERS COMA – Dress w/ waist tied shirt / Dark Gray (S)
Shoes: REIGN.- Thigh High Sneakers (Slink Body)- Red
Pose: BOUNCE THIS – Slection of poses from ‘Candy’ and ‘Destiny’ Packs (Cannot recommend these poses enough, check out the MP store!)

*No post-processing done on these images, windlight used was CalWL*

Rockabilly Kitty

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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’