C88: Rainforest Rainforest Rah Rah Rah!

holiday_007(Yes, it’s a shit post title, my imagination had left the building when I wrote it, OK?)

I really hadn’t anticipated loving this month’s C88 theme, ‘Rainforest’, quite as much as I have. I’ve bought a significant amount of stuff, yikes, but that’s because everything on display at this round has been so hot.

Example: here’s me looking positively ruddy sizzling in a glorious bikini from TETRA.  This is the ‘Cryssie’ Bikini, and it features a crossover front with ribbon closure to the back and the neck.  It’s one of those items that is incredibly simple, yet when done right it’s an absolute sensation.  TETRA is a great brand, I hadn’t realised how much to my taste their clothes were and they’ll certainly be a brand I consider more in the future.

There are 12 options available but I went for a nice plain and simple flesh tone with the intention of dressing it up with the TEEFY ‘Winnie’ sweater, which is precisely what I’ve done and I confess, for the entirety of the week I’ve lived in this outfit. Dirty Kitty.

Last but not least, this hairstyle is a bit of a corker innit? This is ‘King’ from LITTLE BONES, one of three long and lovely styles at C88.  I really love their long hairstyles, especially because they come with a HUD allowing you to change the positioning of the hair.  It’s an absolute winner if you ask me.

Next month’s C88 theme is going to be ‘Tan Lines’, muted earthy tones rather than an all-out fall extravaganza. I’m looking forward to it immensely, but until September 6th you’ve got the glorious ‘Rainforest’ to enjoy, and I hope you do as much as I have.

Kitty wears:

Head: CATWA ‘Kimberly’

EYES: CATWA Mesh Eyes (colour selected from integrated HUD)

Body: MAITREYA ‘Lara’

Skin: PINK FUEL ‘Adeline’ (Brulee tone)

Hair: LITTLE BONES ‘King’ (Fusion)

Ears:  SWALLOW ‘Punky’ ears

Choker:  REIGN Tattoo choker

Glasses:  ZOOM Hame glasses

Nosering: SAGA ‘Meow’ Nosering

Tattoo: WHITE WIDOW  ‘Loving’

Pose:  *Can’t ruddy remember, will add when I find out!*

Exclusively at C88: (Click HERE)

Bikini: TETRA  ‘Cryssie’ Bikini

Sweater: TEE FY ‘Winnie’ Slouchy Sweater

Rings: YUMMY ACCESSORIES  ‘Rainforest’ Ring Set

Nails: NYLON OUTFITTERS ART NAILS ‘Monstera Leaf’ Maitreya Nail Appliers

 

 

 

LOTD: A Purple Kind Of Mood

A Purple Kind Of Mood..I’m in the kind of mood that would be described around my local area as having ‘Seen my arse’. It’s a quaint old saying that means you’re not a happy bunny.  The query would be, “What’s the matter with you-have you seen yer arse?” to which you would probably mumble some obscenity in reply, and skulk off meaning that yes, you had indeed seen what was implied and that you were most definitely in an absolute corker of a grump!

So what brings this not-quite-blue with sadness, and definitely-not-red with anger, but incredibly-purple-with-epic-arseness type mood to me? Windows bleeding 10, as it shall henceforth be known.  I naively thought that my previous issues were rectified but alas, they were not.

I’m having difficulties full-stop with my PC and logging into Second Life is becoming incredibly difficult.  It’s not just logging in but staying logged in too, which  means  that blogging so far this week has been nigh on impossible.  I can’t sustain my in-world status and I wish there was some sort of virtual Viagra to cure what ails me.  Sadly there isn’t, and until a proper fix appears on the wibbly, wobbly, interwebz I’m going to have to suffer my affliction as best I can, and those around me will be cursed to endure my somewhat lilac shade of temper.

Which brings me to my LOTD.  I had to do something quick yet satisfying so rummaged in my inventory to see what I could find, and I found undies! Glorious, lovely undies that are both incredibly sexy to look at and incredibly funky too.  These are the ‘Delice’ lingerie separates from ERRATIC for the latest round of COLLABOR88 and they’re an absolute must-have item. They’re super pretty and if you zoom in they stand up to close scrutiny very well; with great shape, texture and colour working harmoniously together.  They’re available in both print and plain and I’ll be cavorting around my skybox in these for a while to come! (I’m wearing the thong in this shot, the set includes a fuller pant with suspenders and stockings that looks equally sensational).

I teamed my underwear with some new hair,  (I’ve spent a bloody fortune on hair recently; people need to stop making amazing hairstyles and releasing them!) and this style is from ACTION INKUBATOR.  I spotted their ad in one of the groups on FLICKR, and off I went.  I haven’t worn bobbed hair in an absolute aeon in world and although this ‘Emily’ hairstyle isn’t quite a bob it has similarities in shape and in particular the way that it frames the face, so it sort of qualifies. I really love it, and although it’s a tad pricier than styles from  other leading hair brands  the satisfaction I get from wearing it more than negates the cost. Besides, I had to have it because I look sodding amazing in it.

I finished my look with my ‘Tombstone’ tattoo from WHITE WIDOW, a lovely, simple black nose ring from MONS @ COLLABOR88 and a little black bow collar from BOOM that I’ve had for yonks yet always works wonders for hiding unsightly neck seams when things aren’t quite rezzing in the way that you want them to.

Last but not least I’ve thrown on an old favourite skin of mine, ‘Zoe’ by NAR MATTARU which always makes me sing THIS when I wear it.  Jade Glazner’s skins, along with Shantia Soulstar’s, are in my opinion some of the best out there on the grid and are often over-looked in favour of the more well-known brands. They have an edge to them that’s hard to put into words but they do suit the alternative, darker scenes incredibly well.  Also, this skin is over a year old now and it hasn’t dated at all;  it still has a fresh feeling to it and has proven beyond doubt that it can stand up to repeated wearing and will serve me well long into the future I’m sure.  I’ve added some slender brows and some beautiful eyes, also from NAR MATTARU to finish my look and I have to confess, I’m not nearly feeling quite so purple as I was when I started.  But boy does this colour suit me or what?

Kitty Wears: 

Basic Look:

SKIN: NAR MATTARU  ZOE Tone 03 +  Zoe Makeups (Eyes) Liner

BROWS: NAR MATTARU  Nova Brows (High) Black

EYES: NAR MATTARU ‘Just The Basics’ Green (NEW)

EARS: AITUI Gen 4 ‘Heart Plugs’

LASHES: HUSH LASHES ‘Flirt’

TATTOO: WHITE WIDOW  ‘Tombstone’ Women

MESH BODY + APPENDAGES: MAITREYA  Mesh Body – Lara V3.4

Hair:

HAIRBASE: GAJA Celebribase – Fran

HAIRSTYLE: ACTION INKUBATOR HAIR ‘Emily’

Clothing:

CHOKER: BOOM Precious Bow Choker (neck) pitch

LINGERIE: ERRATIC ‘Delice’ (Purple) Maitreya COLLABOR88

SEPTUM RING: MONS Dreamer Septum Ring Style 4 COLLABOR88

Poses:

Selection from Bounce This Poses – Mega Pose Pack

Windlight – Calwl

Post-processing: Picmonkey.com

NB: I can’t stay logged in long enough to fully update this shopping list with links, bear with me and I’ll update it as soon as I am able, until then, search is your friend!

Kitty Takes Four…Knotted Shirts

There’s something incredibly whimsical about a knotted shirt; it hints at hems getting in the way when erecting a tent, or seams getting soaked when frolicking in tide-pools looking for shells. It epitomises Summer, and this year Second Life is really feeling those sunshine vibes. You can find some great examples of tied shirts and tops across the grid. Here’s a selection of four of the best shirts that you’ll find! (Note: You can find patterned along with denim style tied-shirts too, I’ve just chosen to feature four plain for easy mixing and matching happiness!)Kitz_005

First up is a purchase from THE SEASONS STORY a few months ago (April to be exact) and it’s from EATERS COMA.  This is perhaps the most relaxed fitting of all of my shirts and it feels roomy and looks as though there’s a breeze blowing through it.  I love the shape of this, and the knot at the front looks very realistic. I also like how this isn’t fitted at all, it looks  baggy, worn and loose and is a real favourite of mine. Kitz_006I had to squeeze a PIXICAT item into the mix, and Areve’s ‘Cut-Out Tie Top’ has been languishing in my inventory for a while but I do love it.  The knot is tied at the front of this tee, and coupled with the cut-out sleeves makes for a really fashionable look that’s exceptional with any kind of denim wear. It looks good from the back too. I own this in a couple of colours, if I like a plain top I tend to plump for a few shades (if I can’t afford the fat-pack), and that’s what I did with my next choice, a knotted tank from LAZYBONES.Kitz_004

What I really like about this tank is the bow at the front, and it is definitely more of a bow than a knot. There is some gathering and creasing near the knot at the front which I think is pretty effective, and I got both black and white versions of this to wear in-world. Because it doesn’t have sleeves I’m hoping that it will be easy to wear with some of my mesh jackets, I guess we’ll have to wait and see!Kitz_003Last but not least is a very original tied-top from K CODE.  This top is unusual because each pack includes an option with nipples which I’m wearing in the picture.  I think that this option would be useful in a wet T-Shirt contest  and also for wearing with bikini bottoms on the beach.  It’s tied to the side rather than the front and costs just L$95 at the MY ATTIC event.

Kitty Wears:
Skin: ZOUL CREATIONSDella sk1 – Dk Brows – chCZC (+ Della Eyeshadow – Kiwi 03)
Lashes: HUSH – Lashes – Flirt
Lips: PXL SweetLips v1.4
Ears: AITUI – Ear: Gen 4 Heart Plugs
Body: SLINK Physique Mesh Body (+ SLINK Casual Hands and Feet (Mid))
Tattoo: WHITE WIDOW ‘Insidious’ WIZARDING FAIR 2015
Eyes: BUZZ Cora Kitty Eyes – Chocolate {Medium} THE EPIPHANY
Eyeliner: MONS / Makeups – black eyeliner series-8
Tattoo: WHITE WIDOW ‘Insidious’ WIZARDING FAIR 2015
Septum Piercing: YUMMY Spiked Septum – Silver
Hairstyle: LAMB ‘Crave You’ Variety/Ombre/Eccentric
Pose: BOUNCE THIS ‘Candy’-6
Windlight used: StrawberrySingh.com – Closeups
*NO Post-processing performed on these images*

Knotted-Shirt Details:

Pic 1.EATERS COMA Tied-Up T Shirt

Pic 2. PIXICAT Cut-Out Tie Top (m) Red

Pic 3.LAZYBONES Tied Tanktop (Black) (M) IDK EVENT

Pic 4.K CODE Robin M-Nips MY ATTIC

LOTD: Wanna buy some Lemonade?

Is July turning into events month or what? We’ve got the IDK event and THE EPIPHANY (a new Gacha-type event) both starting tomorrow and don’t even get me started on WIZARDING FAIR, WAYWARD CARNIVAL or PROJECT LIMITED, to name-check just a small selection of events in-world right now.  But fear not, dear readers, the list of events is endless and somewhat overwhelming, but I’ll only complain when I can’t get into them!

I just wanted to throw a very quick LOTD post at the blog because as regular visitors can tell, there are changes afoot.  First of all I’ve changed the page layout to a much more modern design. It also means I can feature more content on the front page so I think it more accurately reflects the amount of posts (and work *cough*) I put into Kittywitchin. I haven’t quite finished my blog tidy up just yet, but when I have you’ll be the first to know!

Anyway, on to my look for today something very plain and simple but effective nonetheless; no necklaces, rings or jewellery to speak of other than the lip rings in my PXL SWEET LIPS. (Which I adore so much, I really, really do. If you’re reading this Hart here’s a Kitty-customer request; please make some more with a bit of a smile will you? I love mine but I want to smile in my pictures more!)

Moving on from my visage and I’ve thrown on a tee-shirt from the unwashed pile in the deepest, darkest corner of my inventory that I had forgotten all about! I hadn’t unpacked it, I know right?! This is unheard of for me. I adore PIXICAT tops (Areve creates just the best tops, she really does) and my not having opened this particular one meant that when I purchased this something big must have been happening to prevent me opening the package. I mean something immense, seriously, like an asteroid hitting the planet, or a sink-hole swallowing me up.  Or, more likely is that I bought it and forgot but still, you get the point I’m sure!

I’ve teamed the top with an old favourite PSYCHO BYTS skirt, although it’s so teeny-tiny it would be the kind of thing that your Mum would call a belt and say you weren’t to leave the house in.  Enough jibber-jabber then, here’s my LOTD!

Front and centre is one of the HAIR FAIR 2015 new releases from LITTLE BONES. I’m wearing so much hair by this brand at the moment andas I keep saying it’s a real surprise to me because I really don’t go wild for the longer, multi-coloured styles, but this brand just has ‘something’ that gets me right in the virtual feels.  I don’t know what it is, but it works. Each style I’ve developed deep and meaningful feelings for from LITTLE BONES has been an absolute winner, and ‘Lemonade’ is no exception.

For a start, it’s called ‘Lemonade’, and for another, well, see for yourself…..

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It’s a fizzy and sparkling (see what I did there?) over-the-shoulder ponytail but what sets it apart from the crowd are the little wisps and tendrils that frame the face.  There’s a little tiny bit of hair that falls from the parting onto the forehead and it absolutely slayed me; in fact, I probably bought the style because of that lock alone! But just look, isn’t it something? This is the dip-dyes hud and features some outstanding colour variations to enjoy. I’m somewhat in love with this hair, can you tell?

Last but not least, the tattoo that I’m wearing.  It’s called ‘Insidious’ and is by WHITE WIDOW, who I only found out about last week and have been sporting her  stunning ‘Tombstone’ tattoo from ANYBODY at every opportunity I can get (as has Jez, he’s currently wearing the male version).   Normally I wouldn’t have bought new ink so soon but I spotted this one at the WIZARDING FAIR and had to have it because of the owls in the design. It’s full of owls guys, ALL THE OWLS!

Here’s all the credits, happy shopping!
Body:
SKIN: ZOUL CREATIONS: Della (Sk1 DK brows Ch C)
LIPS: PXL ‘Sweet Lips’
EYES: IKON ‘Charm Eyes: Brown’ (Group Gift Feb 2015)
LASHES: HUSH ‘Flirt’
EARS: AITUI ‘Naked Gen 4’
BODY & HANDS: SLINK Physique (body) Casual (Hands)
HAIR: LITTLE BONES ‘Lemonade’ (L) HAIR FAIR 2015
TATTOO: WHITE WIDOW ‘Insidious’ WIZARDING FAIR 2015 (Includes system tattoo layers and appliers for EVE, Maitreya Lara, Brazilia, Belleza, #TheMeshProject, Omega, and SLink)

Clothes:
PIXICAT – WideCropTop (Stripe)
PSYCHO BYTS – Mini Skirt (Black)

Misc:
Poses by FLASH FRIENDLY (LDF Set 1) Windlight used: Calwl