Friday, May 13, 2016

Showing some *bubbly* love.


If you've been following this blog (oh! that's you then!), you know that Bubbles Clawtooth is one of my go to hair designers. But he is also a lovely human being, who's struggling at the moment in his RL, because his mum is sick. I can't even begin to fathom what he's going through. Because he is spending as much time as he can with her, he hasn't been able to work as hard as he usually does, and we see a little less of him these days on SL.
Cajsa Lilliehook has come up with a lovely idea of a blogger challenge, to show Bubbles our love and support, and promote his amazing creations. As a dilletante blogger, I'm not sure I have much (any) influence on SL economy, but if only one single reader (well, that's you, then) goes to Clawtooth after reading this and buys a new hairstyle, I'll consider myself happy.

Yesterday, little Lord Fartsalot (aka my baby boy) was absolutely adorable, which allowed me to log in my alt and completely revamp her (last time I'd bought anything for her was pre-mesh!). I got her mesh body, head, ears, clothes... everything! I took her to Collabor88 and grabbed pretty clothes, and here we are!

All hair by Bubbles Clawtooth (left to right) :
  • Girlfriend in a Coma (essentials pack - @C88)
  • Wave Goodbye - Bombshell Blonde (in store)
  • Surfer Rosa - Coffee with Cream (gacha in store)
Other credits : 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

April 7th, 2016

Hello again, everyone! So, in case you're wondering, yes, I did finally give birth on March 20th, it's a boy, he's absolutely adorable and I love him to pieces. And right now, he's asleep, so I'm taking a few minutes to hopefully manage a whole blog post.

I wandered at We ♥ RP today and bought a dress from The Crystal Clothing Co. (formerly known as Kouse's Sanctum) and lovely hair from Tableau Vivant. If you don't know about We ♥ RP, and if you are into role play in SL, it is THE event you need to go to. High quality designers and discounted items for all your role playing needs (or if you just like to dress pretty!)

Credits : 

Friday, March 11, 2016

March 11th, 2016.

Me again! Yes, really. I admit, being heavily pregnant and stuck at home surely helps with finding time to do SL, shop and blog, I might vanish again after baby's born (any day now), so I enjoy it while it lasts. As promised here are a few more pretties from this month's round of Collabor88.

Not much to say, except if you haven't been yet, you should because there are lovely things this round, and to fix the "sim full" issue, the managers have set up a cam shopping sim right next to the official sim. When I went the cam shopping sim was full as well, but that's twice the number of people, which gives you a fair chance (and with Skin Fair opening today, it'll probably be easier to get in!)

Credits :

@C88 :

  • Outfit : Zaara - Ekanta jumpsuit - Lime
  • Shoes : Pure Poison - Butterfly sandals (come with a HUD and various color options)
  • Hair : Doe - Opal - Essentials
  • Jewelry : Maxi Gossamer - Jardin Secret de Fleurs (necklace and earrings sold separately)

Other :

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March 9th 2016.

What can I say? I feel inspired to blog these days. 

Also, silly me just found out that being in a certain blogger group gave me early access to some events, like Skin Fair. I have to admit, I'm a bit confused about the latter. There are so many different mesh heads nowadays, and I totally understand that skin makers can all possibly make appliers for each head, but it's a pain in the neck when you only own (and want) one to find appliers you like and that fit you. 

I ended up not buying any skin there, but instead I fell in love with a tattoo from White Widow that I just had to show you, hence the unusual display of skin.

Collabor 88 has opened yesterday and for once, I was able to get in right away. I'll show you more of it in a next post (yes, there's going to be another one, and before next month!), but since I needed to cover some skin to keep this post SFW, I grabbed part of the gorgeous lingerie set that Erratic has on sale there.

As I was whining in the Genesis group about the lack of appliers for their amazing heads, someone kindly pointed me in the direction of the Lara Hurley store. Obviously I know of them, but I don't think I'd ever bought anything from them before, being a bit monomaniac, I tend to stick to the designers I know and love. Well, Lara Hurley makes appliers for the Genesis Lab mesh heads. I strongly advise you to try a demo because not every applier fits every head, but the one I bought was specifically designed for my head, Emily, and I have to say I can't stop staring at my face.

Credits :

Sunday, March 6, 2016

March 6th, 2016

Yes, because from now on, my blog titles will be dates. I can't be bothered to find a smart title, I'm lazy like that. But you already knew that, right? 

I don't shop often at Maitreya, because I don't have much money in SL and let's face it, their stuff isn't exactly cheap. However, when I received their update notecard yesterday, I started drooling and ran to spend all my l$. I'm really very happy with my purchases and you know what? I may be broke now but it was worth every linden. I bought the new Kala dress and the Moccasin boots and I'm in love! They are made specifically to fit the Lara body, so no alpha needed. I just had to remember to wear panties...

Credits :

Friday, February 12, 2016

February 12, 2016

I realise it's been almost a month since my last post and I am sorry. I get so lazy these days with SL, and I tried at some point to recruit more bloggers but that didn't work as expected. So, if you're reading this, if you've always wanted to be a blogger but have a hard time committing to more than a post every few weeks, if you think you could bring something to Look What the Cat Brought, please let me know via a notecard inworld (@ rosemarie indigo) and we'll see if we can work something out.

Now, about today's look. I've slowly got used to my mesh head and I've started fiddling with skin tones, I also realised I'm going to have to update the Banana Banshee eyes to fit mesh heads, which is going to be a lot of work (bleh, tired already). Anyway, I really love my new face and I'm sticking to it.

Credits :

  • Mesh body (& feet) : Maitreya - Lara
  • Mesh hands : Slink - Casual
  • Mesh head : Genesis Lab - Emily 2.0 head
  • Skin : Genesis Lab - Emily Latte (you will find the appliers for Slink and Maitreya 
  • Mesh ears : Mandala - Steking ears season 5
  • Hair : Clawtooth - Swept Aside for Collabor 88
  • Glasses : Izzie's - Gentleman's Glasses silver (I bought them at a past event, not sure they're still around)
  • Eyes : well that's tricky, I applied a Banana Banshee texture to the Genesis eyes.
  • Shoes : TETRA - Flared Suede Pumps (Gray) for Collabor 88
  • Skirt : The Secret Store - Peggy Pleated Skirt - Worsted (@C88)
  • Shirt : The Secret Store - Honey Cotton Shirt - Red Polka (@C88)

No longer available :

  • Piercings : .:ellabella:.  Signs (highly modified)
  • Eyelashes : Magika

Saturday, January 16, 2016

First post of the year.


Just a quick post because really want to show you a few things. First, after resisting for months, I finally joined the army of clones... well not so much since there are now dozens of mesh heads available. It really took me a while to find one that I didn't hate with a passion. I won't name names but some made me want to slap their resting bitch faces, some I found flat, the rest I found plain ugly.
Plus there's the issue of not being able to wear my favourite skins with a head I could like.
But 2 days ago, a miracle happened. Someone on Plurk posted a picture of a new Genesis Lab head that I found nice enough to want to demo it. So I went to the store but never found it (because obviously, it was at an event, duh), and since I was there and looking at heads, I demo'd a few and found Emily. Emily comes in a gacha, which usually bothers me, but I got lucky and got the rare ones fairly quickly.  At the bottom of this post you'll find the vendor add, each try is 99l$. 
Also, all the appliers for different bodies (in my case Maitreya), hands and feet (Slink) are free, which I find very nice.

The hair is Sabina Gully's latest wonder, it's called Love Song and you'll find it in her mainstore, Magika.

The outfit is a lovely number from Zenith, found at Collabor88, the shirt/dress under the loose sweater can be changed using the HUD, there are enough options to choose from to match it with pretty much anything, in this case the cute chevron tights from Izzie's.

The boots are the latest group gift from Fri.Day

Credits :

  • Body : Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V3.3
  • Mesh head : Genesis_Head_Emily_2.0_Emotions
  • Eyelashes : Magika Skin - Reall Prim Eyelashes (no longer available)
  • Hair : Magika - Love Song
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee - Fly Me to the Moon - Olive 
  • Outfit : =Zenith= loose long sweater (Milk) - at Collabor 88
  • Tights : Izzie's - Chevron Tights
  • Hands : Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 - Casual
  • Shoes : Friday - Jessica.Boots (Redwood)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Futuristic hunt, last days to apply!

The Futuristic Hunt is a small hunt based on the theme of the future/ futuristic, it will run from 10th December - 10th January.

All items in the hunt will be insipred by the future. It is a Grid Wide hunt offering hunters a wide range of items designed just for the hunt. Images of the gifts and hints will all be published on the hunt blog and on Flickr closer to the date. Landmarks will not be in the hunt prims - you can join the inworld group 'Stuff My Inventory Hunts' for a landmark notecard or look at the blog, where the slurls will be posted. 

Hunt items cost 5L each. 

More info :
                  Organisers - Evelyn Hartshon & Isabelli Anatine.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Pretty in White


Unless you've been living in a Ruth avatar, alone on your platform for all your SLife, you have to know who Damien Fate is. That guy can pretty much make everything in SL. His current and most famous stores are Cold Logic (with Janie Marlow from Jane and Zyrra Falcone), FateWear (men's clothes), and FatePlay (role play apparel for both genders)

So obviously when he announced a few days ago the birth of a new store in collaboration with Janie Marlowe, I was thrilled. Well... they did not disappoint. 

Goji just opened and released a whole new line of women clothes, all lovely, with a very "kawaii" feel about them. Also, they are really super affordable (pieces are 150 to 200l$ mostly, with HUDs that allow you to choose between 4 colours usually!). Plus, all clothes come in standard sizes from XXS to M and most popular mesh bodies on the grid!

Hurry there and join the VIP group (it's free for the time being), you'll get the adorable dress shown below as a welcome gift. Like I said, it comes with a HUD and you can actually chose between white (shown), red, black and lime.

To celebrate their thousandth Marketplace listing, Krystal Jewelry has the lovely Amy necklace set up for free for a limited time. Grab it quick!

Credits :

  • Body & feet : Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V3.3
  • Hands : Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 - Casual
  • Skin : Paper Rabbit Willow [Body Freckles][BrownBrow] - Chai
  • Eye make-up : Iren - ::::Make Up:::: V2_blackish (not sure it's still available)
  • Lipgloss : Paper Rabbit - Willow Lipgloss [Chai] - Berry
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee - F*S8 - 6 Medium (out tomorrow for Free*Style 8th birthday event)
  • Ears : [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5
  • Hair : Magika - Itch
  • Eyelashes : Magika Skin - Reall Prim Eyelashes (no longer available)
  • Dress : Goji Dress Molly - VIP Gift
  • Necklace : Krystal - Amy II - Necklace - Platinum (Rose) (free on MP, also check the gold version here)
  • Shoes : The Secret Store - Becky T-strap Heels - Milk
  • Tights : The Secret Store - Polka Tights

Monday, October 5, 2015

Somnia Sale!

I know, I know, I'm a bad blogger. But fortunately Bel has been keeping the place alive, so I hope you'll forgive me. I have to say I've been very busy with RL, and didn't get much time to SL, let alone blog. 
But when Sanura Snowpaw announced she was having a sale, I just had to tell you about it. If you don't know Sanura, let me tell you a few things about her. Not only is she a talented designer, she's also an amazing person, who will always be there to help when needed. She's also very fond of her pets (I'm not sure but I think she has like 15 cats and dogs or something like that ^^) and animals in general. A few years ago after the tsunami in Japan, she organised the event "Fur Japan" destined to raise funds to help abandoned pets, which I was very proud to take part in. So anyway, that's Sanu for you. Well now she needs your help. 
One of her dogs, Kassie, is in need of surgery, and as you know, vets don't work for free. There's a GoFundMe if you want to help, but I suggest you show her love by buying her stuff, especially since everything in the store is 50% off. Sanu makes lovely and cheap mesh clothes, and, well, they're even cheaper at the moment. I went on a spree! But since I'm a lazy blogger, I only put together one outfit to show you. (If I happen to have time in the next few days I'll try and show more)

The Moopsie dress is a lovely and comfy autumn dress that comes in 8 different colours in one pack. It's mesh and comes in standard sizing (but I was able to fit it easily on my Maitreya Lara body, jus so you know)

The hair is the latest release from Magika, and if you haven't already, I suggest you go get the group gift that is pretty much the same hair with a witch hat (it comes in a green tone BUT if you buy the one I'm wearing you can use the HUD on the gift - so that's 2 hats for the price of one!)

Complete credits after the pictures.

Credits :

  • Body : Maitreya Mesh Body & Feet - Lara V3.3
  • Skin : Glam Affair - Eles Asia 06 E
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee - Fly Me to the Moon - Olive
  • Hair : Magika - Darkness Falls (Hat)
  • Freckles : Banana Banshee - Freckles 2
  • Dress : Somnia :. Moopsie Dress {Red} {S}
  • Tights : Izzie's - Maitreya Lara - Applier High Waisted Tights Basics
  • Shoes : fri. - Penny.Janes (Coal) 
  • Bangles : MG - Bangles - Damasc
  • Necklace : MG - Necklace - Marrakech Heart (oldie but goodie, not mesh)
  • Hands : Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands