Monthly Archives: October 2012

Charcoal

… week 44 of the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge part II.

Charcoal

Has this ever happened to you: you are late with doing your color challenge picture, but you don’t feel like doing it. So you think “I’ll do it tomorrow” and then half a week later you realize you’ve forgotten all about it?

…No, you say? In that case I won’t be giving any prizes for guessing why I’m late this week *facepalm*

Anyway, I thought Charcoal would be pretty much, well… black. Instead the swatch looked more like grey, with quite a bit of blue in it as well. Exactly the color of this skirt by Ingenue, which I love. It uses Standard Sizing, but also has an extra M+ size, which happens to fit me perfectly! Don’t even need to use the alpha layer and that happens absolutely never.

  • Hair – Lamb (lamb.bellic)
  • Skin – Dutch Touch (iki.ikarus)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Lemon Tea (sei.minuet)
  • Shirt – fri.day (darling.monday)
  • Skirt – Ingenue (betty.doyle)
  • Necklace – League (nena.janus)
  • Boots – Lassitude & Ennui (jackal.ennui)
  • Pose – skin&bones (ayoko.ohanlon)

Halloween

… time for pumpkins and the color orange.

Halloween

Halloween is almost upon us. And as usual, even if you do live under a rock in SL, you will have noticed this! It’s hardly a surprise though. In a world where one really can dress up as anything you can think of, Halloween has to be popular.

The amount of scary/bloody/macabre items released has been amazing. And I really wanted to combine some of it to make a really dark and creepy look of my own. Even bought some things for it. But for some reason, I got absolutely nowhere. Apparently I’m not quite bloodthirsty enough.

So I went with, what seemed to be, the most popular Plan B: pumpkins and the color orange. The dress by Somnia is one of the prizes available at the Resting Place, the skin by Frick is a dollarbie hunt gift and the necklace by Kosh is also a dollarbie. My boots are a special item by G-Field, that will only be for sale until the 31st of October. (there is also a free Halloween dress available, along with last year’s gift dress)

Halloween 2

The only slightly creepy thing in my outfit are the spiders. Though I don’t really understand why a spider would be considered scary. At least not if, like me, you live in a part of the world where there are no poisonous spiders what so ever. Besides I’ve heard it’s actually good luck to have spiders in your house… And that is also my excuse for not cleaning away the cobwebs as much as I perhaps should. πŸ™‚

  • Hair – Magika (sabina.gully)
  • Skin – Frick (fricka.morgath)—>Hunt Gift
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Neko Ears and tail – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Dress – Somnia (sanura.snowpaw)—>@Resting Place
  • Tights – G-Field (cerberus.noel)
  • Boots – G-Field (cerberus.noel)—>Halloween Special
  • Necklace – Kosh (lynaja.bade)—>Dollarbie
  • Pumpkin with pose – aDORKable (adorkable.peapod)

Ghost White

… week 43 of the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge part II.

Ghost White

My first impulse when I saw this week’s color was to throw a white sheet over my head and say “Boo”. I’m sure I wasn’t alone in this!

I decided not to go with the obvious though. So I assembled a more conventional look, using mostly stuff I got at the Cinema event. Actually I used most of the stuff I bought there. I know everyone has been completely in love the event, but well… I guess I’m just not much of a movie lover. Really, when I’m watching a quiz-show and the topic is movies, that’s usually my cue to go and make a cup of tea. I’m totally clueless!

I haven’t been very active lately blog-wise. Between having a cold and sore throat AND a toddler suffering from the same thing, my blogging energy was at a pretty low level… More luck next week!

  • Hair – Clawtooth (bubbles.clawtooth)—>@Collabor88
  • Skin – Leafy (kaethe.dyrssen)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Lemon Tea (sei.minuet)
  • Shirt – Auxiliary (tyr.rozenblum)—>@Cinema
  • Pants – Deviance (surreal.leshelle)
  • Necklace – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)—>@Cinema
  • Boots – Lassitude & Ennui (jackal.ennui)—>@Cinema
  • Pose – fri.day (darling.monday)

Cosmic

… week 42 of the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge part II.

Cosmic

This week’s color is called Cosmic. Never thought of that as being purple. Then again, that kind of thing has happened before in this challenge.

I’m a bit late with this post, because I was busy moving to a new parcel inworld. And ofcourse I only realised after ripping everything up, that it might have been a good idea to take my pictures first. *facepalm*

Anyway, everything is more or less in it’s spot. All my KittyCatS have been moved. Color Challenge post is done… I’m ready to face the new week!

  • Hair – Wasabi Pills (missallsunday.lemon)
  • Skin – Leafy (kaethe.dyrssen)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Lemon Tea (sei.minuet)
  • Jumper with belt – coldLogic
  • Shrug – So Many Styles (irie.campese)
  • Bracelet – Maubray (meg.nowles)@The Arcade
  • Shoes – Ingenue (betty.doyle)@The Arcade
  • Pose – dfo! (willa.whybrow)

The Black Cat

… I’m playing dress up in Second Life again!

The Black Cat

This particular look was actually inspired by an awesome Catgurl drawing, made by a fellow SL neko. As soon as I saw it, I felt the urge to try and recreate it inworld. And wow, did I regret that urge. Because it wasn’t as easy as I had thought! But I think I captured it as best I can now, so here it is.

I used parts of the “The Thief” outfit by Graves. But it didn’t come with any boots. So I tp-ed over to Gos for some black boots… until I noticed a special Houndtooth version.

Turns out that after the Archie Appeal, Gos is now “paying it forward” by creating a special, exclusive design with every new release. And giving 100% of the proceeds from each and every sale to the PDSA: The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals. Which is a UK based charity, devoted to caring for the sick and injured animals of people in need.

So yeah, my Black Cat is now wearing Houndstooth boots… don’t ask…

  • Hair – Magika (sabina.gully)
  • Skin – Pink Fuel (mochi.milena)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Lemon Tea (sei.minuet)—>Edited
  • Outfit – Graves (jackie.graves)
  • Boots – Gos (gospel.voom)
  • Pose – Love Me Brutal (tatum.diesel)

Antique Brass

… week 41 of the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge part II.

Antique Brass

And this week, I’m not wearing anything at all.

I blame Rudhmellowen Laguna! Because she dared me to go naked for this week’s color. And well… I just can’t resist a challenge.

So instead of putting together an outfit, I put together a kind of “feral neko” look. I felt this called for a spotted neko skin (I thought about going for stripes, but Rudh insisted spots were better. Probably a good thing too. After all, horizontal stripes make you look fat.)

I also added some whiskers. Before I started to blog regularly, I wore those all the time. But then I started to leave them out of my pictures, because they just don’t photograph very well. But for this special clothing-deprived look, I dug into my inventory and pulled out some whiskers! Uhm wait, perhaps I should rephrase that…

  • Hair – Magika (sabina.gully)
  • Skin – Jungle Voodoo (zoe.llewelyn)
  • WhiskersΒ – Urban Dare (craven.theas)
  • Lipstick – Fishy Strawberry (fae.eriksen)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Lemon Tea (sei.minuet)
  • Mesh feet – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Pose – aDORKable (adorkable.peapod)

Playing with Makeup

… for Makeup Monday.

Makeup Monday

So, what exactly is a Makeup Monday? It’s actually a challenge on Flickr, started by Xaqueline Seda. The idea is to take two snapshots of yourself: one wearing a base skin and another with added makeup layers to either lightly enhance or completely change the look of the skin.

This week I finally remembered to create a makeup look to join the challenge with. While I do use makeup layers in Second Life, this is the first time I’ve used so many layers at once! Usually I don’t add much more than lipstick or a cat eyeliner. (What? I’m a neko. I can do cat eyeliner. And I can also use a base skin in “Meow” makeup. So there!)

Anyway, I used pretty much everything in my makeup folder. So I’m not sure if I can join the challenge more then once. Also, some of the things I used are probably freebies and old group-gifts. So not sure how much of this stuff is still available.