Skin Fair 2019 ‘Lust For Life’

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Skin Fair 2019 has kicked off and it’s a blooming belter this year, it really is.  Getting in is ALWAYS a nightmare in the first few days, you may as well try walking through treacle, but I DID manage to swerve on by and snaffle the BOLD & BEAUTY ‘Lana’ skin. I’d previously tried demos (being a member of the Pale Girl Productions Info Group  means you have access to all the demos so that you can try them in the comfort of your home)

The publicity photos had me at ‘Hello’ because you can practically be Lana Del Ray, but I don’t want to be, I’m Kitty, and the virtual world is way too full of wannabe Kims and Kylies as is. However, I liked the styling of the skin so decided to give it a whirl and fell in love. It just worked beautifully on my Genus Project Baby Head (I’m currently into Genus heads in a BIG way) UntitledOn my head/shape, it works incredibly well; giving a classic feel to my Genus Project ‘Baby’ Head.  Incidentally, there’s a Genus ‘Strong’ Head available at Skin Fair, I haven’t invested BUT I did try it and it’s a bit of a corker, give it a whirl. While I was at the event I also tried the LAQ ‘Ivy’ head, which I mentioned in my previous post. It’s a lovely head if you’re after that kind of anime styling, but you can also adjust it with your shape sliders to make it a little less avant-garde. Again, a great head but I haven’t indulged.

Back to the skin on which I did indulge; I really like the way it’s drawn although I’m going to try some different brows (I’m into virtual brows in a huge way; I can’t explain it, don’t ask) and I also need to try with some extra makeups, but as a base it’s beautiful and I’ve been wearing it less than 24 hours but have gotten compliments on it, which is always a plus!

Another skin you definitely SHOULD test at SKIN FAIR 2019 is the new PINK FUEL ‘Emiri’ skin.    It’s gorgeous and I came very close to purchasing it but would have needed to purchase new body appliers as well and seeing as I already had the BOLD & BEAUTY ones that kind of made my purchasing decision for me.  However, don’t let my buying decisions influence yours, we all know Mochi Milena is one of the best skin creators on the grid and you should definitely drop by her Skin Fair kiosk and indulge your senses.

What do you think to my hair in this photograph? It’s not often I indulge in long hairstyles, they have to be something pretty darn special and this ‘Intrepid’ style from STEALTHIC for COLLABOR88 is just that. Why haven’t I discovered STEALTHIC until now? Navel-gazing again, eh Kitty? Well, better late than never. What I particularly like about this style is the tousled layers, the ability to change the style via a styling HUD, and the seriously cute baby hairs on the forehead.  I took a chance on the ‘Ombres’ HUD and I’m mighty pleased that I did, I can see myself getting a LOT of wear out of this and will be visiting the main store very soon to try some other styles. I’m currently drooling over the Flickr feed and note that long hair is clearly STEALTHIC‘s speciality and I can’t wait to try some more. Seriously, go and give this one a shot. You can really tell that time and care has been taken during the development of this style and the chunky waves fall in a beguiling manner, framing the face perfectly. I’m in love, can you tell? It’s also a bloody bargain at 288L each (there are six colour packs available) and it’s just 988L fatpack.

Last but not least I’m living for this gorgeous ‘Juliet’ frock which was the VALENTINA E contribution to this week’s FIFTY LINDEN FRIDAY round.  It’s a truly lovely dress, with plenty of details and even a metal colour change HUD. It’s stylish, on-trend and incredibly pretty and it’s almost a crime that it’s just L$50. It’s still available at the main store at the time of writing so RUN and get it!

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Happy Valentina E Day!

Well, when you shop at VALENTINA E pretty much every day is a good day, and that goes double for her latest offerings at FAMESHED. 

She’s released the ‘Meghan’ Belted coat and dress at the event, and they’re delicious. As is usual with Valentina’s designs we’re talking modern styling with a retro twist.  The Meghan dress is, on first glance, a sleeveless style that finishes at the knee with a belt to the waist. Look closer and you’ll see that the front of the dress is unusual; one side draping while the other remains fitted.

The coat is also rather tasty as well: a short, classic mac style with added flair and a bold ribbon bow tie at the waist.  The upright collar gives the whole look a lift and makes for a fashionable finish. PicMonkey ImageI paired mine with a new favourite hairstyle from TRUTH called ‘Lady’ that comes replete with a ton of styling options for the hair and the scarf.  Sadly,  there wasn’t a leopard print texture choice in the HUD, so to get my cat print fix I added some favourite ATOMIC shades.  I look like I should be a Private Detective, or flashing my underwear at passers-by, but in fashionable style, obviously! I told you it was a good round this time at FAMESHED didn’t I?

**Follow links in text to designers mentioned, check the previous post for details of skin etc.  Poses all Kitty’s own**

 

The Love Witch

It’s hard to believe we’re almost into February; Christmas only seems like it was five minutes ago, yet at the same time it seems so very far away.  Still, there are lots of events to look forward to in 2018, and coming up we have St. Valentine’s Day, where we celebrate the beating, stoning and eventual beheading of this religious martyr

No, we don’t actually, we celebrate romantic love and all that it entails. Like most real-life holidays and festivals SECOND LIFE embraces St Valentine’s Day with as much gusto as it can, meaning that the grid will soon be festooned in frothy pink and red hearts everywhere, but there’s also going to be some excellent shopping opportunities.

If you like your looks romantic but retro with a modern edge, here’s an outfit to get you going.  I’m sporting a beautiful frock from VALENTINA E (perfect place for Valentine’s Day fashion, right down to the name!) in a perfect shade of blush pink, although other colours are available.  It features puffy sleeves and a nipped-in, banded waist with a ‘V’ neck to both the front and back, along with excellent creasing and seam detail.  I’ve teamed it with some edgy tattoos from NAR MATTARU, and a cracking necklace I discovered whilst mooching around RANDOM MATTER (one of my absolute fave stores in-world for edgy and unusual accessories).  My rings are from YUMMY, a brand that is quite frankly on fire at the moment, releasing epic ring set after ring set (and here I am buying them all) and this one is no exception. This is the ‘Sweetheart’ ring set, featuring a ginormous, gem-encrusted heart, along with individual decorated bands and statement rings to adorn your paws in perfect Valentine fashion.  It’s available right now at N21 and is available to fit either Maitreya or Slink.

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Right, that’s one look sorted for Valentine’s Day. Plenty of time left to change my mind and my outfit a million times over. Watch this space!

KITTY WEARS: 

HEAD & EYES: CATWA ‘Kimberly’ and ‘Mesh Eyes’

BODY: MAITREYA ‘Lara’

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘Hanna’ POWDER PACK EXCLUSIVE (December 2017)  (Worn on CATWA ‘Kimberly’ mesh head and MAITREYA ‘Lara’ mesh body) Worn with Powder Pack makeup 

HAIR: ELIKATIRA ‘Mabel’

DRESS: VALENTINA E ‘My little Pink Dress’ (Exclusively for Maitreya Lara)

TATTOOS: NAR MATTARU ‘Hold Fast’ tattoo

EARS & NECKLACE:  RANDOM MATTER

SPECTACLES & RINGS: YUMMY ( Rings exclusive to N21)

POSE: LUXE Sonya 5

Kitty speeds on over to TMR and MBA

SpeedsterSo much to blog and so little time! Well, I had LOTS of time, but unfortunately, I had a bit of a dental emergency, meaning I’ve spent the past few nights in a Codeine induced fug!  But I couldn’t wait to get back in-world as soon as I was able so that I could share some wonderful things with you, so without further ado here I am wearing a fantastically sporty VALENTINA E dress which has been released for MESH BODY ADDICTS BI-MONTHLY. It has a really athletic feel and if you zoom in you’ll discover that the texture of the fabric is a kind of weave; it’s really unusual and not something I’ve seen in-world before finish-wise and I really like it because it’s so original! I love the contrast stripe down the side of the dress too,  along with the styling around the bust and to the rear which is a slightly different take on a normal tank dress. It finishes just above the knee and has lots of creasing detail around the waist and down the skirt. You can dress up with heels or down with sneakers, but above everything else it’s an essential summer frock, in a cracking range of colours, from one of the most well-established brands in-world so you’d be plain silly to miss it. Valentina E. Built For Speed AD.png
In keeping with my relaxed styling I’ve kept my hair simple yet beautifully effective, and I have RUNAWAY HAIR to thank for that. This style is ‘Amber’, and I’m wearing it in a beautifully coloured ombre which also features ‘materials’ meaning the surface detail is just exemplary. I love the shape of this style and the way that it frames the face and falls over my shoulder.  I’m a really recent convert to RUNAWAY HAIR and it’s a brand I’m embracing with gusto because it’s so darn beautiful.
Last but not least I’m sporting a fantastic CATWA applier courtesy of AMARA BEAUTY. This is ‘Arielle’, she’s actually an applier for the CATWA ‘Aisha’ head, but I don’t own ‘Aisha’, so decided to test her out on my ‘Gwen’ head, and as you can see she works beautifully! Arielle is a joy to wear, with Shantia’s trademark strong brow framing my face perfectly. I also love the new HUD that Shantia has launched with this CATWA applier, it’s a one-stop shop for lip and eye makeup for this skin and very well thought out indeed.
You can find ‘Arielle’ at THE MAKEOVER ROOM event, and I strongly suggest that whatever flavour of CATWA mesh head you sport you give her a try.

I’ve been looking at this snap and getting a real sense of Gisele Bundchen from this look, what do you think? (or is it the Codeine making me delusional?) Ah well, I think I look stunning. I hope you do too, and if you want to discover any elements of this look for yourself here’s your shopping list, and remember to tell ’em that Kitty sent ya!

KITTY WEARS: 

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘Arielle’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 02 Fair (worn with lipstick and eyeshadow from HUD palette) THE MAKEOVER ROOM

EYES: IKON ‘Charm’ eyes in Brown

EARS: MANDALA ‘Steking’ – Season 5

BODY: MAITREYA ‘Lara’

HAIR: RUNAWAY HAIR ‘Amber’ Ombres & Roots  Available from WE❤ ROLEPLAY 

DRESS: VALENTINA E ‘Built For Speed’ MESH BODY ADDICTS BI MONTHLY 

PIERCING: SUICIDAL UNBORN ‘Medusa’ Piercing (Mesh) GROUP GIFT

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