meow

when i was younger, i was obsessed with batman. legit obsessed. the batman animated series was smack dab in the middle of my childhood — i’d watch it *every. single. day.* after school. and my obsession with batman all started with a little movie called batman returns. i’m really dating myself here, but i remember when that movie came out… and i remember being totally fascinated by it.

as i’ve grown older, i still love me some batman (for evidence, see see right here) and i’ve also come to love all things tim burton… and the two original batman movies *still* rank pretty damn high on my list of favorites. michael keaton will forever be batman to me. but my favorite character, hands down, in all of batman-verse…

10.24.2012

…is catwoman.

michelle pfeiffer’s catwoman was *it* for me. she is catwoman… anne hathaway who? i mean, i know selena kyle was originally a brunette, but to me? she’ll always be a crazy feline-obsessed *blonde* bombshell who looks amazing in skin-tight leather. so of course, she was perfect for me to cosplay! ;D

10.24.2012

my own version of catwoman all started after my trip to the cinema event… where i spied this mask ‘n’ hair combo by mina && immediately snagged it. i saw it, i had to have it, and i was instantly thinking of ways to dress myself up as selena kyle.

so i needed a catsuit. ..obviously. xD and while i own several in varying leather && latex textures, this one from slink was absolutely perfect. while it lacks the homemade stitching that michelle pfeiffer’s costume had in the movie, it more than makes up for it by being *so* fucking sexy. the super low neckline, zipper, and extra shiny latex made it fit what i needed.

but of course… what batman villain is complete without her accessories? i grabbed an outfit from graves (appropriately called the cat) that came with all the necessary bits && bobs — including a mounted whip on the hip, lots of attached pockets, gloves and the li’l kitty collar i’m wearing.

i had to add a teensy bit of *me* back into the costume, so a few piercings from hod (including the feather in my mouth — i thought it was appropriate for a cat, yes?), some claws from candy nail, and a pair of the *hottest* thigh-high boots i’ve seen in a while, by jaimie earst complete the look.

it’s not an exact cosplay, but it’s about as close as i can get! i’m sure no one will complain about my accuracy…

10.24.2012

..right?

get the look yourself:
skin; curio candy in licorice whip 2
hair; mina @ cinema kat
eyes; insufferable dastard dark kitty in lemon-lime
piercings; hod the crow’s crux (lips/nose), om shanti (chest), dragon spiral gauge (ears)
suit; slink vixen catsuit in black
accessories (whip, gloves, collar, pockets, arm bands); graves the cat
boots; jaimie earst mesh overknee latex boots in black
nails; candy nail eternal darkness

poses; del may
location; virtual decay

these shoes

that’s really all i can say.

these shoes.

they’re from handverk and are out @ the cinema event… and i had to have them. in hot pink.

10.23.2012

because they are awesome.

on her ::
skin; glam affair roza basic in america
tattoo; actchio love has many faces
heels; handverk @ cinema penis pumps in pink

on him ::
skin; tableau vivant marilyn
hair; exile tidal in midnight
tattoo; para designs mash up
eyes; insufferable dastard medium brown
piercings; hod mess of metal
gloves; sinistyle taped fist
jeans; jp dsg superior jns jeans in grey
shoes; deco classic sneaks in black

pose; exposeur

out for a stroll

10.22.2012

i really love how the entire grid seems to change with rl seasons… i’m seeing less && less bright green grass and more gorgeous fall foliage. and while i was on the warrumbungles sim (shopping, of course x3), i realized just how pretty the scenery was outside the store i was in. so naturally, i couldn’t resist taking a stroll down the cobblestone street and snapping my blog pics for today there.

and this windlight setting i used made the pretty trees behind me seem to glow, which was a wonderful effect. i rarely post process my blog pics here, the only thing i tend to do is mess a bit with brighness/contrast and sometimes smooth out jaggies on the avatar mesh, so the backdrop you see here is all in-viewer goodness. i used a windlight by elysium eilde (with a few tweaks for more cloud coverage in the sky) and it was absolutely perfect for painting a pretty autumn picture.

now onto my look…

10.22.2012

the skin i’m wearing today is from leafy.. and i’m honestly not sure why i’ve not given this brand a chance before. i *love* this face. these lips are perfection in shape and color && this skin tone i’m wearing here (called lumiel) worked so well with the freckle tattoos i wear all the time. it came with a pure, make-up free face which is ideal for layering your own favorite makeup tattoos on top, and a face with a simple black cat eye that i’m wearing. i honestly could not decide which skin to pick up first — i sat with about a billion demos in my inventory before i finally grabbed one — because there were lovely fantasy-type skins (paler and super dark tones with gorgeous makeups, then “out there” skin tones in shades of purple and green), halloween themed skins, and then more “normal” faces with in a range of everyday makeups. i settled on this sapphire skin for the moment, because i loved the way it looks on my shape, but as i said… no idea why i’ve not hoarded this skin brand before now.

the hair style i’m wearing here is *free* currently, in the exile subscribo, along with two more. i spotted them on kavar cleanslate‘s flickr before i got the notice && immediately went to snag ’em. and as i was unpacking, my jaw dropped. i was honestly expecting just three hair styles — the ones in the flickr pic in those specific hair colors — and was *floored* when i realized the gifts are actually fat packs. such a generous gift and so worth grabbing, especially if you’re like me and you picked up these hairstyles when they were @ tdr blue… but they didn’t come in your preferred hair color then. now, they most certainly do! :3

and lastly, this sweater i’m wearing here is out for a really nice discount @ my attic by dcny. this round of goodies is an awesome one — including *more* hair from exile && a super cute style by ploom, too — but these sweaters immediately caught my eye. for *95L* you get the sweater in your choice of colors and then two matching scarves that i’m not wearing here, one each to match the sweaters color-blocks. and amazing deal for really well-made mesh.. after you smack the exile subscribo, head to my attic for some more awesome bargains!

get the look yourself:
skin; leafy sapphire lumiel in liner
hair; exile betty lou in stefani (subscribo gift!)
tattoo; para designs venom
eyes; insufferable dastard bliss eyes in aqua
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
facial piercings; hod tv piercing 12
ear piercings; hod @ fair lost souls
sweater; dcny @ my attic d-line sweater in ballet
jeans; maitreya flare jeans #4
belt; maitreya old leather belt
shoes; ingenue @ collabor88 cindy in licorice
necklace; amorous fallen in grey
nails; virtual insanity @ cinema mesh square nails
ring; virtual insanity naboo ring
bag; luse olympia leather clutch bag
bracelets; maxi gossamer @ collabor88 ramona 77

poses; glitterati
location; warrumbungles

dark side

welcome to my dark side…

10.21.2012

…as if you’ve not seen it already. ;P

there’s *new* stuffs from some of my favorite brands && all of it is so perfect for halloween. or, y’know, everyday-wear if you’re me.

the skull-face tattoo && the multi-ring ear piercing i’m wearing above are new as a collab by nuuna’s and haus of darcy… and i cannot tell you how hard i fell for both. the piercing is partially mesh — the long spiked piece in my earlobe is mesh and awesome — and includes the facial tattoo in varying degrees of opacity for both men and women.

it’s available @ the fair event, the collection just rolled over to some really great new goodies, and if you’re anything like me.. you *need* this set. it is to die for (haw, no pun intended).

now, the skin i’m wearing underneath nuuna’s beautiful skull-face…

10.21.2012

…is just one of *many* released from glam affair. this appropriately named dark side collection features some beautiful makeups on a range of skins from dark and mysterious to light and haunting. and they are absolutely gorgeous.

10.21.2012

there’s two of glam affair’s most recent faces here — both ginny and roza. and each one is stunning. i could not pick a favorite out of these, each one is uniquely different. i love the full, dark red lips on one of the super pale skins, i love the stitched mouth on the darker gray skin, i love the two with bright pink blush dusted across the cheeks and eyes…

10.21.2012

these are wonderful for halloween looks (which you already know i’m a fan of!), but could just as easily work for a fantasy avatar.. or something decidedly goth. these sorts of skins are a big part of the reason why i’m such a fan of glam affair — aida ewing does soft and pretty so well, but also indulges the opposite side of the spectrum quite often. i adore the skins.

and when these skins are paired with aydan darcy‘s wonderful piercings && nuuna nitely‘s amazing makeup… it is a trifecta of fan-fucking-tastic.

get the looks yourself:
skins; glam affair dark side collection
black hair (first pic); raw house urban savage
white/black hair (second pic); magika secretive
red/black hair (second pic); magika tendency
white hair (second pic); elikatira shine in white 05
blonde/white hair (third pic); red mint mesh hair no.03 in platinum blonde/white
blonde hair (third pic); lelutka blake in powder
black/purple hair (third pic); wasabi pills alice in licorice
black/purple/red hair (third pic); ploom aria
black/blonde hair (third pic); exile set free in blackgold
navy hair (fourth pic); lamb blue velvet in obsidian
black/purple hair (fourth pic); truth uma in elvira
purple/pink hair (fourth pic); burley zia 2
teal hair (fourth pic); red mint mesh hair no.02 in dark teal
tattoo; aitui biomech disaster
eyes; insufferable dastard @ cinema classic alien eyes in abyss
ear piercings/face tattoo; hod/nuuna’s @ fair lost souls
facial/chest piercings; hod bitten (lips/nose), dimpled (cheeks), corona radiata (chest)
corset; insanya perdita mesh corset in black
skirt; sakide nuance folded skirt in black
boots; the abyss stompers in black
tongue; r.c. twisted tongue
nails; virtual insanity naboo sharp claws in redrum

spaaaaaace

had enough halloween? not me!

10.19.2012

to be fair, i’d wander around the grid like this even when it’s not halloween… but these “costume” kind of looks are so fun for me to put together && i could not resist doing something a li’l spacey!

this look here involves a lot of good stuff, so i’ve got lots to talk about!

10.19.2012

first, the dress… it screamed *sci fi* to me. it’s new from glam affair && is out @ fameshed. i love the super structured shoulder pieces on this dress, it definitely looks to me like some sort of cybernetic uniform and it inspired my entire look for today~

next, the booooots(!). these are found @ the cinema event, by decoy. that entire event is just amazing — from the build, to the theme, to all the goodies offered there — and these boots in, appropriately enough, the sci fi section were one of my favorite grabs. i love the shape of them and the fit.. and those colored stripes towards the foot are color change in either solid or glittery choices!

and the skin… which really gives my avatar an alien sort of vibe. it’s *new* from red mint and while, technically, the one i’m wearing here is meant to be drow.. i think it really works well for a sci fi, fantasy kind of look. this silvery blue is so pretty && it comes with a ton of options for cleavage, freckles, and different lips. plus! if i weren’t wearing these awesome arm prosthetics from grollwerk, the skin even comes with pre-tinted glove layers to cover the base fingertips for wearing prim nails. *much* appreciated, because i do like my prim nails.

don’t worry — i’ll get back to blogging more “normal” things eventually. but doing halloween looks are just too much fun~ :3

get the look yourself:
skin; red mint crank drow skin
hair; ploom/deviant kitties neopunk
tattoo; garden of ku neo3
eyes; insufferable dastard @ cinema robot eyes
face makeup; nuuna’s makeup v12 #2
eye makeup; boom liquid glaze in red
lip makeup; pin me down lip markings 1
piercings; hod provocation (face) && counterpart (ears)
dress; glam affair @ fameshed jamie in black
socks; league gartered socks overknee in black
boots; decoy @ cinema hanalei boots in black
arms; grollwerk cybernetic arms
glasses; graves mainframe glasses

poses; exposeur
location; prime 3D

loft

back to a more normal look for now, because you can’t spend all of october in costume…

…well, i guess you could, and i’d certainly try, but y’know. just go with it.

10.16.2012

vip group members for oOo studio were treated to this grungy loft posebox the other day && it inspired the entire look you see here. pose props, for me, are usually hit or miss — i tend to like them, but only if they’re unique enough to really stand out from finding a nice in-world backdrop. and this one, with the included poses and all those dynamic shadows cast through the windows and doors, was definitely a hit with me.

10.16.2012

also released the other day are these pierced && gauged ears, from mandala. it was instant love for me, i *had* to have them, and they are worth every linden imho. the options alone for wearing these make them fantastic — there’s tons of textures and colors to choose from for every single part of these ears (including the *adorable* kitty faces i chose here for the plugs) as well as several sizes of gauges in either plugs or tunnels. they look amazing on and are packed full of bits ‘n’ bobs, as if i’d expect any less from goodies from mandala~

plus, new *gorgeous* skin from glam affair, some mesh skinny jeans from sakide, a new gorgeous updo from truth… and… i guess i couldn’t resist adding in a li’l extra halloween with these alien eyes from insufferable dastard that are out @ the cinema event. perhaps this could count as a halloween costume for an alien, y’know.. trying to blend in? kind of a stretch but i’m trying, okay!? i can’t help it that i’m *super* excited for the 31st.. ~_~

get the look yourself:
skin; glam affair roza basic in america 03
hair; truth mayim in swedish
tattoo; actchio birds in the skull of a rose
eyes; insufferable dastard @ cinema classic alien eyes in abyss
eye makeup; p.art foxy eyeliner
lip makeup; pin me down lip marking 6
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
ears; mandala stretched ears omimi
piercings; hod bitten (lips/nose), dimpled (cheeks), corona radiata (chest)
top; xplosion layover top
undershirt; immerschoen trans shirt short x
jeans; sakide slim jeans in black
belt; pepper handcuff belt
heels; slink lulu stilettos
necklace; maxi gossamer @ collabor88 handcuffs necklace short
watch; amorous silence
nails; virtual insanity @ cinema mesh square nails
gloves; izzie’s leather gloves in black

poses && prop; oOo studio (group gift!)

bare

y’know…

when you’ve been blogging as long as i have (working on 3 years, now!), it’s really really easy to hit outfit block. like writer’s block or artist’s block, it just kinda hits at random and suddenly… nothing looks good together, nothing works for an outfit, nothing jumps out at you and clicks for a cohesive look. and after blogging almost daily for all this time (not counting the times i’ve had to take breaks, eh heh), that’s a whole lotta looks! and that’s a whole lotta posts! so naturally, i’ve *got* to hit outfit block every once in a while… right?

this is one of those times. i had a lot of stuff i wanted to show off here on my blog, but nothing i did looked quite right. so i’ve got the awesome stuff on and… very little else.

needless to say, these are nsfw. you’ve been warned~

(more…)

minty

new goodies at collabor88, a lovely new collection at league (including a set of *freebies*!) && embracing the flushed cheeks sort of chilly temps outside..

10.10.2012

shades of mint, golden pink and bleached bone are not exactly typical for autumn, but *i* think this look works! i mean, who is to say i cannot wear a nice short skirt when it’s windy and blustery outside, hmmm? ;P i have tights on! that’s enough…. right?

10.10.2012

but! i mentioned new stuffs, didn’t i?

the new collection @ collabor88 rolled over the other day… and a few of my favorite things this round include the skin i’m wearing here by glam affair with the most *perfet* rosy-red cheeks, this mint sweater by ufo complete with a flamingo-patterned button down underneath, and these spiked bracelets by maxi gossamer. i couldn’t help but pair the sweet, feminine sweater with these punk’d out bangles — not only does it keep a li’l extra bit of vixxie in this look, but offers a nice contrast between cute ‘n’ trendy and dark ‘n’ badass.

league also is full of new things — like these delicious ankle boots (that i picked up in this nice neutral bone shade, love!) && a set of freebie infinity scarves that are perfect for keeping you a li’l warmer. there’s also some other goodies like patterned leggings, jewelry (which i *will* be back for) and a set of mesh tanks in a ton of color options… but these boots(!) and these scarves were def my faves of their new releases~

so i worked in some *freebie* tights from n-core, a past freebie mesh mini-skirt from the hucci subscribo (designer eboni khan is super generous with her gifts, so join the subscribo if you’ve not already!), and some *new* mesh nails from virtual insanity to complete the look. i’m layered *just* enough to not look silly while walking through this autumn-ready sim, but not so covered up that it feels like winter. because i like the fall, i love the fall, and am not quite ready yet to say goodbye to lots of leg and shorter skirts.. that’s what leggings are for, after all~

get the look yourself:
skin; glam affair @ collabor88 ginny in america 02
hair; elikatira return in blonde 05
tattoo; garden of ku aphrodisia
eyes; insufferable dastard ffl blue
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
piercings; hod bitten
sweater; ufo @ collabor88 flamingos day in mintholic
undershirt; jane intrinsic tank in cream (freebie!)
skirt; hucci dallas skirt in rose smoke (past subscribo gift!)
leggings; n-core tights in dark seam (freebie!)
boots; league dhara boots in bone
scarf; league snood in nans (freebie!)
bracelets; maxi gossamer @ collabor88 ramona 77
nails; virtual insanity mesh square nails (preview of a cinema item – coming soon!)

poses; glitterati
location; pure dreams

duality

so, the other day when i blogged two of the pxl gatcha skins with bff vivi… and i mentioned at the very end how i had a second skin i was working on a look for?

10.09.2012

..tada!

this skin is labeled as demon… but this half-beauty, half-beast sort of face *immediately* made me think of a certain villain from gotham city. and thus, this look was born.

and, i have to say — it has been a long long time since i was *this* inspired by a set of skins. they are so creative, and because of that, it was easy to be creative myself when dressing to match them. i am *so* in love with this skin, honestly, that i about squeeeeeeee‘d when the gatcha gods smiled upon me and i got it on my second try.

10.09.2012

of course, i couldn’t simply dress in a half-and-half suit and call it a day. i mean, certainly that’d be fitting for the character i’m trying to emulate and everything… but i had to girly it up just a li’l bit. a lacy bodysuit from sakide, knee-high boots in black ‘n’ white from gos, half and half stockings from izzie’s and this perfect mesh jacket from gizza round out the look in tailored, monochrome loveliness. it’s sexy and structured and just a little bit naughty… and i totally love it.

but you be the judge! the skin gave me that extra nudge to go for it, but here was my original inspiration..

so how did i do? am i two face enough? 😉

10.09.2012

get the look yourself:
skin; pxl kate in demon
hair; magika porcelain
eyes; insufferable dastard bliss eyes in aqua && mutant eyes
jacket; gizza blazer suit in white & black
bodysuit; sakide delicate bodysuit in black
leggings; izzie’s patterned tights in half sheer inside
boots; gos curvaceous boots in black and white
tie; mandala smexy tie necklace
nails; mstyle perfect hand long nails
gun; breach 92f
gloves; sini style taped fist

it’s never too early

it’s never too early, in my humble opinion, to start thinking about halloween…

10.07.2012

i love christmas, i love easter, i love my birthday (yes, my birthday *totally* is a holiday, tyvm).. but there’s just *something* about halloween that really tickles my fancy. it’s been the holiday i look most forward too all year ever since i was a little kid. i love dressing up, i love scary ghost stories, the candy isn’t bad ;)… it’s just fun. and figuring out costumes in my sl as well as my rl is just as exciting!

bff vivi && i both absolutely fell in love with these gatcha skins from pxl released earlier this week. each face is something different and the variations range from super spooky to pretty and whimsical. but these two skull-versions, mine as more of a hollow skeleton face and vivi’s as an absolutely stunning sugar skull, really inspired us both~

10.07.2012

we dressed in lovely, frilly dresses.. both from violent seduction. both ensembles are a little older, but awesome nevertheless. i’ve been a *total* mesh convert ever since it went grid-wide, but there are some things that mesh just cannot do yet. and tiered fabrics, with movement and frills and delicate flexible lace pieces are something that just wouldn’t look as nice in mesh. and these dresses are a nice example of how newer doesn’t always necessarily mean better.

10.07.2012

plus they both really give our looks a whole… sylvia ji kind of vibe, which is something both vivienne and i adore. her paintings are in an aesthetic i really subscribe to — beautiful, mysterious, and just a little bit on the creepy side. and her focus on gorgeous ladies with faces painted like they’re straight out of a dia de los muertos celebration make her art unique and fan-fucking-tastic. i think vivienne here emulates sylvia ji’s art in a rather accurate way… and her entire look would not have come about had it not been for these skins!

these skins are only *99L* per try && are transfer, so you can trade extras around with your friends. i was incredibly lucky when trying this gatcha — the two times i took a dip, i got the two skins i was really wanting.

…which reminds me.. i’ve another look coming soon with my second skin from this set. i can’t deny how excited halloween makes me and starting this early in the month on working on costumes is *never* a bad thing, i promise!

get the looks yourself:
on vixxie (light hair) ::
skin; pxl kate in damned
hair; wasabi pills veronica in seafoam
eyes; insufferable dastard creature of the night in colorless
piercings; hod tv piercing 1
dress; violent seduction lenore in death
stockings; blowpop seamed fishnet tights in black rip
boots; gos desire ankle boots in black
nails; mandala milky nails in gaga black

on vivienne tailleur (dark hair) ::
skin; pxl kate in muerte
hair; elikatira unfold in black 04
eyes; insufferable dastard tortured eyes in blue
lip color; pididdle i have a secret
dress/stockings; violent seduction muse in death
jewelry; donna flora opera skull set
boots; g field short lace-up boots in black
nails; candy nail eternal darkness

poses; glitterati