Kat’s Meow showcases Junbug gachas!

Junbug Gacha Market

With more wonderful things on the horizon, it became even more imperative to get some of the old stuff OUT of my inventory.  So I went to my booth on EPIC and tore it down and redecorated completely with lovely Junbug items.  Unfortunately with a prim limit of 50 I didn’t get to put out as much as I’d like, but I’ll figure out how to get more set out later.

So, for your shopping pleasure you can pick up commons and a few rares and ultra rares from The Highland Lady Gacha, The Rosemarie’s Boudoir Gacha, The Grecian Gacha, The Nouveau Fairy Gacha, as well as The Siren Mystery Gacha which has fur stoles and neck warmers.  Finally in the center is a gacha machine filled with all the letter necklaces from The Empress Gacha.  They are priced at a reasonable 10L per pull.  The entire alphabet isn’t in there, so I’d recommend editing the machine and checking its contents to see if your letter is even an option before trying.

The Highland Lady and Rosemarie’s Boudoir Gachas:

Junbug Gacha Market

The Grecian Goddess and the Nouveau Fairy Gacha:

Junbug Gacha Market

The Siren Mystery Gacha which included the fur neck warmers and stoles:

Junbug Gacha Market

The Letter necklaces from The Empress Gacha:

Junbug Gacha Market

See something you like?  Come and get it!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beraudes/141/161/3335

Let me see your Peacock

If there is one thing I’m a sucker for, its peacock feathers. If I see it for sale, and it’s made with peacock feathers, it’s mine. This is only a Second Life facination. In real life I tend to avoid them since the cats will eat them.

This outfit consists of Eyefidelity Real Eyes in Peacock, peacock lashes by the Stringer Mausoleum, peacock wings in natural from Seven’s Selections, Sn@tch Pavo Peacock earrings in green, a peacock feather necklace that I got on the marketplace, Peqe peacock skirt and tank and Pege g wedge shoes in teal. The makeup is by Mock.

Peacock Outfit

peacock closeup

I can’t really claim to be a peacock afficiendo and only show one outfit can I? I didn’t change eyes or hair, but I did change everything else. Here we have flawless peacock “eyeflashes” by Callie Cline, the oBscene-Cleo-Blue peacock with mole skin (still with the Mock makeup), Pididdle peacock earrings, and a peacock masquerade gown from deep inside my inventory, creater unknown. It came with a mask which I chose not to wear because it covered up the lovely skin and makeup.

peacock2

pea close 2

Another long lost item from inventory called Emerald Eyes, original creator unknown.

peacock 3

Sweetest Goodbye

At first I viewed the closing notice from Sweetest Goodbye with little dismay. After all, I’d never been there. Hoping for some good deals I went and now I am infinitely sad because I found much to love and am truly sorry to see this store go. Here are but 4 of the outfits I bought for 50% off. Notice a theme?

This one is called Oh! The boots and outfit go together but are sold separately. I paired them with a tank top from Sn@tch to keep it decent. The jacket came in two sizes but I was still forced to reduce bust size to wear it properly. I don’t think it was to my detriment.

Oh!

This one is called Baby Doll Euphoria and is a limited edition in pink.

Baby Doll Euphoria

The third and fourth are both Asian inspired, something I have developed a taste for after doing the Silk Road Hunt. The first is called Breeze and the second is called Tonight. I really liked Breeze because the way it is cut allows the legs to show which made it perfect for dancing without distorting the system skirt.

Breeze

Tonight

Fish For This

Fishing at Sn@tch

Why are a bunch of women hanging out and…fishing? In a living room? Honestly they used to do it outside in a huge fountain but Ivey Deschanel remodeled Sn@tch and now the fishing area is inside. Here are six of the recent outfits fished out of the fountain, and living room, almost for free! Just for the cost of bait and a 7 Seas fishing rod and a goodly portion of time you can get these lovely outfits for free. Actually its a new one every one and a half to two weeks, but if you missed fishing for one you can buy it.

Here are the most recent three:
fish for this1

Here are some older ones, the colorful one is my favorite:
fish for this2

Help Japan

I recently stumbled over a hair store called Plume. I expected it to be in competition with .ploom so I went to check it out. Fortunately they are going for different markets and the similiar names are just a coincidence. Plume seems to specialize in odd and fantastical hair like this style called Minimalist. When I first put it on it came down over my eyes and I said that can’t be right and promptly adjusted it. However, a quick trip back to the store showed me that the intent was for a high fashion eye blocking look. I chose to stick with my edited version.

minimalist

Since the style seemed to be slightly Asian inspired, I gave some thought to a modern Asian look. I recalled an outfit I had gotten at the Help Japan benefit called Hanami by Dojo. The earrings and cherry eyes are also from the benefit.

Dojo Hanami

Oops I’m naked!

best in non-human
When I went to the Best in Non-Human event I optimistically thought I looked like this. There fore I was upset to be messaged instantly by several people telling me I was naked. A re log failed to bring back my clothes so I was faced with the options of finding something else to wear, leaving, or as some people enthusiastically suggested, brazening it out naked. I’m a little too much of a prude for that option so I chose to find something to wear. Unfortunately in this situation, when SL is acting up, only prim clothing will do, none of the system stuff is guaranteed to work any better than what you already aren’t wearing. Fortunately I had acquired somewhere in the course of my journeys a set of prim dancing silks. I don’t generally have an occasion to wear silks but these were unique enough to keep. Now I’m glad I did!

silks
Shape by League, skin, hooves and other demon parts by ..::AKA::.., Nubian Angel Ankh Silks by Hiri Nurmi, hair Adoness Pythoness in Blood Red.

Best in Purple

This is going to be a fashion blog but not in the usual sense.  I will give credits where I can, but many things I show will be from designers who have moved or changed their names, or left SL entirely (to our loss) so don’t expect to run out to the store and copy my look.  I’m hoping to encourage you to look within your own massive collections (you know you have them) and find that lost pair of Maitreya shoes or Last Call outfit that’s been gathering dust.  Bring it out and mix and match with new things or free things.  Who knows what treasures you have buried in there?

I like to go to a club called Act 1.  Each set they do has a theme and the other night they were doing best in purple.  I recalled seeing a 99L purple plaid outfit while doing the Hunt for Life so I went back through the stops until I found it. I didn’t win anything at the club, but I did get a great new outfit, and guess what else, perfectly color matched boots.  Long ago I bought slouchy suede boots from Maitreya.  I discovered by accident I could edit them so I made a copy for safe keeping and proceeded to learn how to color and texture the boots.  Apologies to Maitreya if I wasn’t supposed to, I can’t transfer them or sell them so I figured it was ok.  So while I was trying on a pair with the purple outfit from UD, I found a pair that I had tried to edit but failed.  They were all different colors and didn’t go with anything.

I went to the marketplace and found some suede textures (so much for not buying anything!) and began to try to retexture the boots.  They looked ok but the color was all wrong.  So I started to play with the color, adding brownish overlay and just messing with the RGB values until the boots went with the plaid hose.  My poor attempt at

 retexturing can’t possibly compete with the original, but its not bad for an amateur, plus now I have boots that match my outfit perfectly.  In the image, the purple is on the right and the original black on the left.

One last note about the outfit – missing pixels.  This might fall under the category of TMI – too much information so be warned I’m going to be talking about lady parts if you want to skip.  I wear the lovely Sia shape and skin by League and they were thoughtful enough to make realistic colored lady parts.  This is why I was dismayed to realize that I could see those parts even though I was dressed.  This is of course after I went to the best in purple event, so I flashed everyone.  The tiny shorts I was wearing were so short that they missed a couple of important pixels right in the center.  I’ve tried uploading shorts and panties before and I know how hard it is to get this area just right w/o ending up with the garment trailing down the leg.  So rather than worry about it, I just decided to fix it by putting on some underwear.  To my shock I had nothing in inventory that didn’t come up past the waistband of the shorts.  Finally I found a thong that appears to be made of silver chain so if you cross your eyes and look at me sideways you might just think it’s a belly chain.  Modesty preserved.

Outfit by [UD] Clothing, boots by Maitreya, skin and shape by League, hair Adoness Pythoness in Platinum, and gypsy jewelry by Hibiscus Flossberg.

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