Wanna Second Life and chill?

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Okay, I confess..after my last post, I went back to COLLABOR88 because seriously, how could I not? I got some more NYLON OUTFITTERS underwear (this time I went for the waspie set in Nude, I’m NOT stalking you Nylon, I promise!) and it works perfectly, PERFECTLY I TELL YOU, with this Kimono from the latest round of THE EPIPHANY.

I felt sad wandering around THE EPIPHANY if I’m honest because it reminded me of the glory days of THE ARCADE. The quality of content, bar a few exceptions, is outstanding, and I’m afraid that, in my personal opinion, we’ve seen a sharp decline in the quality of content at THE ARCADE, which has resulted in me barely even registering any excitement at the prospect of the last round, let alone wanting to try my hand at any of the machines. (For what it’s worth, I hope I’m proved wrong by the summer edition and it’s back to the event that we know, love and long for with bated breath. I’ll cross my fingers for that <3)

Anyway, this kimono is by DAYDREAM at THE EPIPHANY and it has a hud for the pattern and trims, and one of the trim options compliments my undercrackers perfectly. Oh, and check out my hair! LOOK AT IT!!! This is the perfect Sunday morning messy updo, isn’t it? I mean, I wish that when I threw my hair into an updo in real life it looked this good and I didn’t look like a hairy potato but hey, in at least one of my lives I’m a fucking Goddess, right? It’s the second one, obviously. pinkle_004.png

So this hair is by SINTIKLIA, it’s called ‘Willow’ and the reason I love it so is the loose tendrils that don’t so much as frame the face as get in the way and do your virtual head in, but no matter because it looks all windswept and interesting and coquettish like; you know like how Brigitte Bardot was before she got all racist and shiz? Yup, that.

Anyway, enjoy. Me, I’m trying to eat my Cheerios without spilling them all down my front because of a four day weekend and all that, betches. I’m so hungover it stinks, and trust me, virtual hangovers are the worst kind. I hate being pixel pissed…..

Witchy Wednesday: Crimson Witch

the-magic-doesnt-happen-until-this-witch-gets-her-coffeeIt’s rare that an outfit I post to Plurk gets such a reaction as the one this did when I posted it to  my timeline earlier, but it was really gratifying that it did.  I needed that, as I am absolutely FULL of germs in RL.  You know how some people come into work and share their illness with everyone else? Yeah, I got double-barrelled; the guy who sits opposite me had just returned from Belgium and brought back more than beer, and the girl who sits beside me was a shivering, snotty mess. With odds like that,  I had no chance, and I’m suffering. My chest feels like it’s full of particularly dusty feathers, and when I cough, well, put it this way, not one of my furry companions wants to sit with me, and don’t even get me started on the boyfriend! Anyway, onto more important things; this look. Sometimes an outfit just works, you know? Don’t laugh, but I think I stress more about my image in Second Life than I do in real life. Actually, scratch that, I KNOW I do, when really all I need to do is open my inventory, take a rummage through it and see what sticks. This outfit is a prime example of that; I felt bobbins so just threw everything on that I’d recently acquired and wow, it worked!
The main elements of this are from THE EPIPHANY gacha event; I’m sorry, don’t hate me. I managed to get in and went in hard; I had a list and a budget and left with about 50% of what I had wished for, so if anyone can recommend some good Gacha sales featuring Epiphany items PLEASE let me know! Your main machines for this are the ones from APHORISM, REIGN and MOON.
So, onto the outfit: red and black with a witchy twist, the top is from APHORISM and I paired it with a skirt from REIGN that I really wanted because it has such a Killstar Clothing feel to it. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if the shape of the skirt and the top would work together, but I needn’t have been concerned, it looks perfect.
I also chose accessories from the REIGN gacha ( the coffee mug and the necklace, I need to go back though because I need pretty much everything else) and because I’m REALLY into eyewear added some fave shades from GLAMISTRY. My hairstyle is by MOON, it’s called ‘In-Between Days’ which *has* to be a reference to the most excellent song by THE CURE of the same name. It can’t actually be a reference to how hair should look in-between (washing) days because never in a month of Sundays can I get mine to look anywhere near half decent unless I’ve shampooed it BUT ANYWAY I DIGRESS *breathes*, it’s a fabulous hairstyle and I was ruddy delighted that I dropped the black and white pack. I love how it falls over my shoulder meaning my pentacle earrings, also from the most excellent REIGN  gacha is on display.
Some final flourishes from KIBITZ complete the look; I absolutely adore KIBITZ and their range of eclectic jewellery and accessories, and this planchette style bag finishes off my look perfectly. I’ve also added my favourite witchy ring set which is also a KIBITZ item.
Last but not least, I’m wearing my CATWA ‘Dyana’ mesh head along with CATWA Mesh eyes which are currently usurping my usual IKON favourites, and of course I’m sporting my MAITREYA ‘Lara’ body coupled with a favourite AMARA BEAUTY skin, the ever stunning ‘Lucie’, which is probably my favourite skin release of the year (although there are a couple of months left and I’m fickle like that!)shoes_004.jpg
Of course,  you need a decent pair of shoes to match the outfit, and I am LOVING these new ‘Rose’ heels from Glamistry. These feel flamboyant and glamorous and work perfectly well in red and black for this look, but imagine them with denim jeans and a tied shirt and you have immediate Rockabilly style! Thinking further on, slap on a short frock and tease your hair up into a beehive and you have a look that I’m sure Amy Winehouse would be more than happy to wear. As you can see from the image below they come with the usual quality options that only GLAMISTRY can provide, and I will be wearing these throughout the spooky holiday season!30121528366_a5bb9a420e_k I feel shagging awful; when I cough I really do sound like a goose farting in the fog; so it’s nice to have been able to log into SECOND LIFE to create this look and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Good luck getting into THE EPIPHANY!  and enjoy these glorious GLAMISTRY shoes!

( Last but not least, Kitty’s ears are from Mandala and pose from !bang, adapted using Animare. Inspiration for post title from this list: Top Ten Witch Songs)

Any colour, as long as it’s black

JUDE_001I think I’ve mentioned before on these pages how much blogging has changed in general since I started all those years ago.  These days there’s far more emphasis on designers seeking out a select few bloggers to actively promote their wares, rather than bloggers approaching them directly.  The latter still happens, but I guess these days it’s a bit passe.  The general consensus is understood to be that you find out who’s looking for bloggers, and you see if you meet their criteria.  If you do meet their requirements then job’s a carrot and you apply and hope/pray/sacrifice to the Gods that you’re accepted.  Now there’s nothing wrong with this approach, but it does have flaws.  For example, designers can have certain criteria that some bloggers find very difficult to attain.  A recent example of this was DEAD DOLLZ.  Now, I’m a huge fan of the brand but I didn’t stand a cat in hell’s chance of being accepted as a blogger for them. Nor did a lot of other people, cue tantrums and snark and cries of “It’s not fair!” Perhaps it isn’t, but here’s the thing, if you make something and you’re going to give it away for free then I think it’s your right to choose who blogs it. Suck it up Buttercup, move along and if you like something THEN BUY IT! Yes, I know it seems to be the same bloggers who get the goodies every time; well, look at their work and you’ll see the reasons why they’ve been chosen. It sucks not to be selected, I get that.  After all my time in-world I still apply for events and I don’t qualify for many more, but I never give up.  (It comes down to this; blog for yourself, for enjoyment above all else, and anything else that comes along is a bonus!)

Anyway, I went to  THE BLACK FASHION FAIR 2016 this morning after a considerable lie-in (boy, I needed that!. ) I rezzed in-world and zoomed over to the event and I was generally very impressed by the quality of the wares on display.  I was also very pleased by the layout of the place; it’s easy to navigate and makes shopping very accessible. There’s a lot of lacey numbers on display, along with plenty of tops and short slinky dresses. I spotted some gorgeous gowns too, and some great jewellery.  (You’ll also find quite a few quality freebies, including a set of three poses from PURPLE POSES that you mustn’t forget to pick up.  PURPLE POSES are a great pose brand and I do like their work, so anything free from them is a proper treat!)

Anyway, going back to my intro I picked up this cracking dress with suspenders by DEAD DOLLZ at the event and I think it’s a bit of a corker. It’s called ‘Jude’, and is made for my Maitreya body so fits perfectly. The HUD that comes with it allows for a few texture change options along with metal and fabric colours for the suspenders, and three different stocking styles.  I’ve teamed it with a hairstyle that will be available at TRES CHIC.  It’s by BEUSY, and it’s called ‘Lolita’. This is a prime example of my trying something that I wasn’t too sure about and it working utterly perfectly.  I love the plait across the crown and the tendrils that frame the face. It’s also very easy to resize too, which helps!

Of course,  I’m still wearing my ‘Lucie’ skin that I blogged yesterday, along with DEESSES eyeshadow to emphasise my peepers, which are from BUZZ at THE EPIPHANY.  It takes a lot to get me out of my IKON eyeballs, but this brand is a close favourite of mine, and I luckily dropped a rare on my first try! I’m also sporting a few freebies in this shot.  First of all these earrings and my black manicure are all gifts from THE BLACK FASHION FAIR 2016, along with an aforementioned pose by PURPLE POSES. Last but not least my location is actually a prop that I won in a Gacha at TRES CHIC from L’etre.

Here’s your shopping list! Happy Saturday!

Kitty Wears:

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘Lucie’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 02 Fair (worn with lipstick from matching lip palette) Available from WE ❤ ROLEPLAY 

HAIR: BEUSY ‘Lolita’ TRES CHIC

EYES: BUZZ  ‘Glacier Eyes-Storm (RARE)’  THE EPIPHANY

EYE MAKE-UP: DEESSES ‘Fierce’ Eyeshadow set (Catwa)

DRESS: DEAD DOLLZ ‘Jude’ THE BLACK FASHION FAIR 2016

SHOES: REIGN ‘Onyx Heels’ (Maitreya High)

EARRINGS: SN@TCH ‘Akasha’ Earrings – FREEBIE- THE BLACK FASHION FAIR 2016

MANICURE: PICHI ‘Black Manicure Nail Lacquer’ – FREEBIE- THE BLACK FASHION FAIR 2016

POSE: PURPLE POSES ‘Callie 02’-FREEBIE- THE BLACK FASHION FAIR 2016

PROP: L’ETRE ‘Contemporary Hall’ (From Gacha) TRES CHIC