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.

Hello,

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 : http://stuffmyinventoryhunts.blogspot.co.uk/
                   https://www.flickr.com/groups/stuffmyinventoryhunts/
                  Organisers - Evelyn Hartshon & Isabelli Anatine.




Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Pretty in White

Hello!!

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

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Welcome back Jane

A while ago one of my favourite designers closed her store down. She stated that she would be back soon................Two years later she is back.

JANIE MARLOWE has one  of those stores that while their styles are not avantgarde they are what every well dressed fashionista should( in my humble opinion) have in her wardrobe. Well made, well thought out and well styled items that no matter what is current on the grid from phat asses to balloon breast  these will stand the test of time.

Just to prove it here is the First mesh dress I ever bought and yes it was from Jane and yes I still have it and I still wear it


As a "hello I am back" gift those that are on her subscribers list got a surprise gift in the shape of the top I am wearing in the feature.The skirt is part of her new collection.

Here is the taxi :- Jane@Home


Hair by [elikatira] [e] Abbey - Blonde 07 
Skin & Ears by Lumae Niska - 3 - Rosy // Gateau 
Eyes by ~BLD~ Regular Eye Pack 1 - Standard & Mesh Blue Ice 

Hands,Feet & Body by Slink AvEnhance hands Female & AvEnhance Feet High & Mesh Body 
Top by jane@Home  jane gift - lotsa love with hud Skirt by jane jane skirt - scholar red

Nails Polish by Dark Passions for Lane Queens & Kings Hunt
Shoes by Loordes of London For SSW Cuir De La-#2
Pose & Location Image Essentials inworld photostudio



Thursday, August 6, 2015

We Love Roleplay

The August round of We <3 Role play  opened on the 5th August.  This event is always interesting and well worth taking the time to visit even if you are not a roleplay.So here is my designer of choice for the event

This month Poet's Heart are taking part with their Magus gown.  Irina has been learning mesh (Brave lady) and have made some wonderful outfits and this one is no different. A well made simple magus habit with a detachable hood, that comes in three sizes. As always with Poet's  Heart there are lots of options,and  with huds to change the colours and accents
You can purchase them in three ways , Individually,light or dark fat packs  or a mega pack that has both light and dark option.


Hair by /Wasabi Pills/ Coco Mesh Hair - Black coffee
Skin & Ears by Lumae for Lazy Sunday Niska - 3 - Rosy // Gateau Dark brow 

Eyes by ~BLD~ Regular Eye Pack 1 - Standard & Mesh
Hands by Slink AvEnhance hands Female & AvEnhance Feet High 
Dress by Poet's Heart @ We<3 RolePlay  Magus Gown 

Mesh Body by -Belleza- Venus 
Shoes by ieQED chained.pump.red 

Pose & Location was Image Essentials in sim Castle Ruin 

Windlight Main picture Phototools- Calima Light 01 all others %2ACanimod






Sunday, June 28, 2015

Art meets Fashion

As a blogger  you are always looking for locations  to use as a backdrop for your fashion shots. Just like rl  models  and photographers we scour the grid for placing that will show a  nice contrast to the items we are blogging. One resource is the many many art galleries that the sl grid encourages and sometimes support.
On my travels I  came across the SomniumPhoto Art Gallery  
H2O – a photographic showcase on the basic element water Photos from Germany and La Gomera, Canary Islands.
So please enjoy this  mishmash of art meets fashion.
Hair by [elikatira] [e] Lillian 
Skins by Lumae :: Adore : 6 – Cinnamon & Leevi Ears - Long
Eyes by Dulce Secrets ::DS:: Secret Garden Steel Blue Eyes 
Earrings by Loordes of London Steals&Deals-7/3/15 -The Helix-#1 

Mesh body by Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 
Mesh Hands & Feet by Slink Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Casual & Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High 
Dress by More Than Ever Blue Forest Dress 

Shoes by Rowena Designs  Carrie Heels High Slink 
And finally my little  play with pictures.  I must stress  the picture in i am standing  in front of is untouched. It  is only the image of me i played with
Pictures taken at somnium photo art gallery 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Who wants to play musical stools

One of the most varied furniture designers in sl is Kaerri in that the range off items and styles are so vast. Ranging from full homes  to decor and even building shopping  malls. Yet her items  are affordable to those on a budget.

This weekend she has brought out 12 colourful stool with nice animations.The are priced at 50 Lindens each.

The dress i am wearing in the pictures below  also warrants a mention as it is by DressMe Designs  and  this is one of three that is available this weekend in the My 60L Secret  sale.

Here comes the pictures and info :-

Hair by [elikatira] [e] Arabella 
Mesh Head by LeLutka Mesh Head – EVER 
Skin by Lumae @ Alice in Sexyland  Adore : 6 - Cinnamon :: Madder {Freck/LightBrow} & Lumae :: Leevi Ears Long // Natural
Eyes by Dulce Secrets Secret Garden Steel Blue Eyes 
Mesh Body by Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Maitreya%20Isle/207/165/26
Nails by DP - Koffin Nails - Maitreya - At The Hop (Past hunt prize)


Dress by DressMe Designs @ My 60L Secret Sale ~DM~Summer Slip Red 
Jewellery by Loordes of London 
Earrings @ Super Sales Weekend The Joined Tangent-E-#1 & Necklace @ My 60L Secret sale The Joined Tangent-E-#1
Pose by Eternal Dreams *ED* Tallulah 06 
Stools by Kaerri En Plein Air Stools 

Location was Home sim Windlight Places Abracadabra2




 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Summer of Love

Hello!!

I found this adorable summer tunic on Market Place, for only 50l$, and thought I would show it to you! It's mesh and comes in standard sizing. I matched it easily with my mesh body. It sits really well on the avatar and the colours are simply lovely.








Credits :


  • Cheap or free :

  • Tunic : Posy - Summer of Love tunic

  • Eyes : Banana Banshee - preview from the Body Art Hunt, starts July 1st


  • Other :

  • Hair : Argrace - Megumu - Women - Chocolate

  • Body : Maitreya - Lara

  • Ears : Mandala - Steking Ears - Season 5

  • Hands and feet : SLink Avatar Enhancement

  • Skin : Glam Affair - Summer V3 - America 02G

  • Shoes : Maxi Gossamer - Sandals - Lotus Flower Blossom 1

  • Necklace : Maxi Gossamer - Lydia - Short - Silver