All’s Vintage & Fair!

Vintage is a look that I do pretty well.  In fact, some of my most popular posts have been features where I’ve been decked out in retro 1950’s or 1960’s styles.  Truth be told it’s a look I like very much so I’m always happy to wear it, and fortunately, you can find lots of places that sell the right clothing to make these decades come to life at THE VINTAGE FAIR 2017

I’d say that about 85% of the participants nail exactly what vintage looks like at this event. You always get participants at events that just don’t seem to get it, but they seem few and far between at this one, which I welcome. I’m so sick of events that have themes that people don’t stick to! Of course, vintage applies to a lot more than just mid-century fashions, and look around and you’ll be delighted to discover clothing from every period of the 20th century, and a little earlier than that in some cases, too!All's Vintage And Fair!

I  needed to get my groove on, so to that end, I splashed out on a beautiful new period hairstyle from ELIKATIRA, along with a new frock (of course in a leopard print) and some spectacular new ZOOM shades.  I love my beehives and rockabilly style updos.  This ‘Mabel’ hairstyle is a great take on the classic; not too high that it towers and sits uncomfortably on the head, but nice and structured with loose waves that curl over the shoulders.

The dress is a bit special too, it’s from PURPLE MOON CREATIONS and features a sewn on high-waist with button detail, leading into an open shirt with a collar at the top. I love it; the HUD features seven different styles of dress including the leopard print that you see here, along with spots and cherry print too.  It’s incredibly wearable and fit well on my Maitreya body, although I did have to alpha mask a few areas.

Last but not least, add some ZOOM shades ( and Y’all know how much I love ZOOM, right?) and there you have it, an absolutely exquisite, vintage look that is incredibly wearable in-world.  VINTAGE FAIR runs from June 9th – June 25th, don’t miss it!

Kitty Wears:

Body:

Mesh Head: CATWA ‘Kimberly’ (with CATWA Mesh Eye Inserts)

Mesh Body: MAITREYA ‘Lara’ V4.1

Skin: AMARA BEAUTY  ‘Miriela’ @ WE<3RP June

Ears: MANDALA ‘Steking’ Season 5

Eyes: IZZIES ‘Tokyo (Lights)’ Eyes

Hair –ELIKATIRA ‘Mabel’ VINTAGE FAIR EXCLUSIVE

Outfit:

Dress: PURPLE MOON ‘Shelby’ VINTAGE FAIR EXCLUSIVE

Accessories: 

Tattoo: DAPPA BISHBOX ‘Bad Kitty’ May 2017 Exclusive

Glasses: ZOOM ‘Noa’ Glasses VINTAGE FAIR EXCLUSIVE

Rings: YUMMY ‘Love Spell’ ring set

Pose: AN LAR POSES ‘The Betty Series’  VINTAGE FAIR EXCLUSIVE

Rockabilly Kitty

Saturday

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’

Ingenue Cyber-Monday ( Tuesday and Wednesday) Dress Sale

‘Ingenue’ is having a Cyber Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday sale which means a terrific 50% discount on all dresses in the store, including this one, ‘Hothouse Flower’ in ‘Wilted Rose’.

It costs just L$125 (pre-sale L$250) and as you can see is utterly perfect for creating a ‘Mad Men’ vibe.

Not only that, but there are some stunning gowns included in the offer that are totally perfect for the holiday season. Full bodied skirts or slinky tailored numbers are equally represented and crafted in exquisite detail: trust me folks, you really shouldn’t miss this sale. ( ‘Kerria’ in Scarlett and ‘Japonica’ in Rouge are THE classic party frocks to wear this season if you ask me!)

While you’re in store you can use the Lindens that you’ve saved on your dress towards getting the matching shoes too because there’s a fabulous range available to compliment any outfit, and I also recommend that you give the Gatcha machines a whirl.

Use: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lo%20Lo/195/59/22  ( For some reason my links aren’t working so well at the moment, but copy and paste that and you’ll get straight to the good stuff!)