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#112 – Crossover

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Remember I promised change in my last post? I’ve kept to my words and this is the first change you’ll be seeing here on the blog. I’ve always had a love for editorials and after getting inspired by so many amazing Flickr users, I thought, why not incorporate that editorial theme further into my photos too?
And this is the first crossover between Model On A Budget and Damn, Kai! so it had to be exciting!
For this shoot I was super inspired by the haute couture mask from Vale Koer that was sold out at Project Limited last year. I knew the styling had to be modern, and so I opted for a simple studio background with simple poses. I started with my male avatar, and I knew that I wanted something structured, so I chose the Kang blazer by David Heather for the March round of TMD and completed the look with the buttondown from the label’s Seventeen suit.
For my female avatar, I wanted a complete contrast in terms of color, so I picked black as the main color, like the Tory plunge dress in onyx by Rowne, as well as the Vers platforms, again by David Heather for uber. For the handbag, it needed to be stylish, something like an it-bag, so I opted for Murray‘s Ekberg leather tote as it had a stylish silhouette, and picked it in white to contrast nicely against the dress in the photo.
Since the outfits were kinda simple, with poses that weren’t too complicating would be perfect for showcasing the items. And so with Jackson’s help, I thought it turned out pretty amazing, and I’m really happy with the results.
What do you guys think of this crossover project? Do you like it? Do you dislike it? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
Love, Kai
Credits
On her
Mask: Haute Couture Trillion Mask | Vale Koer | Project Limited 2015 (Unavailable)
Skin: Aneko Chai | Elysium
Body: Lara Mesh Body | Maitreya
Hands: Lara Mesh Hands | Maitreya | Comes with the mesh body
Dress: Tory Plunge Dress | Rowne
Handbag: Ekberg Leather Tote | Murray
Feet: Lara Mesh Feet | Maitreya | Comes with the mesh body
Shoes: Vers Platforms | David Heather for uber
On him
Visit Damn, Kai! for full credits
Photography by Jackson Redstar.
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#111

I just thought I’d do another action-themed shoot, cos I haven’t been doing something like this for a little while. In case you guys didn’t know, I was trying to reference spy movies where the female protagonist goes undercover to seduce corrupt government officials and then escapes the scene with guns blazing. The dress by .SALT and the shoes by G&D gave the perfect look, and I accessorized it with the most appropriate bracelet ever, a gift for The Fantasy Collective by Valentina E. Couture (such amazing stuff from the label).
By the way, change is coming, which is why you might notice that I have chose to hide a certain part of myself in this photo. Be sure to check back soon to find out!
Love, Kai
Credits
Hair: Khloe | pr!tty | Heavily edited
Skin: Aneko Chai | Elysium
Body: Lara Mesh Body | Maitreya
Hands: Lara Mesh Hands | Maitreya | Comes with the mesh body
Bracelet: Bang Bang Bullet Bracelet | Valentina E. Couture | The Fantasy Collective gift (Unavailable)
Dress: Yuna Dress | .SALT for Cosmopolitan
Feet: Lara Mesh Feet | Maitreya | Comes with the mesh body
Shoes: Ronda Shoes | G&D for Method Village
Gun: Pistol | [DandelionWine] | Top Designers of Second Life Halloween Hunt (Unavailable)
Photography by Jackson Redstar at INSILICO.
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#101

Hey everyone, I thought I’d just do a quick and simple shoot before I go away from blogging for a month. I knew I had to do a jewelry shoot because I haven’t done one that focused mainly on accessories in a while, and in this post I’m wearing the Turquoise Coral jewelry set from BaUbLeS! by Phe. If you fancy this jewelry set, head down to the main store right away!
So sorry Phe, I haven’t been blogging your items in a while, but I do hope you like this! And for everyone else too, I hope you like it too!
Lastly, happy holidays, and I’ll see you guys in a month! 
Love, Kai
Credits
Hair: Essena | TRUTH HAIR | Group Gift
Skin: Aneko Chai | Elysium
Eyes: Grey Brown Eyes | *Amacci* | Freebie Wall
Head: Karin Mesh Head | LeLutka
Earrings: Turquoise Coral Earrings | BaUbLeS! by Phe
Ring: Turquoise Coral Ring | BaUbLeS! by Phe
Body: Lara Mesh Body | Maitreya
Hands: Lara Mesh Hands | Maitreya | Comes with the mesh body
Photography by Jackson Redstar.
 
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#99

Hey guys, today’s post is all about this Countess headpiece by Wicca’s Wardrobe, which has a very Asian look to it, be it Japanese or Chinese. The good thing is that it doesn’t have a specific look to it, so if you have an Oriental-themed shoot, this headpiece will be a great accessory. This look is rather simple and I was going for a more Japanese-themed shoot, so I accessorized it with the hand fan from Silvery K, a group gift from one of the underrated Japanese designers in my opinion. Do check out the Silvery K store when you can, there are numerous group gifts and also beautiful clothes to get for yourself, or for someone special this Christmas!
Love, Kai
Credits
Hair: Honoka | pr!tty
Skin: Zoe Chai | Elysium
Eyes: Grey Brown Eyes | *Amacci* | Freebie Wall
Eyeshadow: Eyeshadow for LeLutka Mesh Heads V | .charme.
Head: Karin Mesh Head | LeLutka
Headpiece: Countess Headpiece | Wicca’s Wardrobe
Body: Lara Mesh Body | Maitreya
Hands: Lara Mesh Hands | Maitreya | Comes with the mesh body
Fan: Japanese Hand Fan | Silvery K | Group Gift
Photography by Jackson Redstar.
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#97

Hi everyone! I’ve got another closeup shot for you guys, and this time it’s to show off the extravagant and ginormous Antoinette hat by Wicca’s Wardrobe. I loved how mysterious the hat looked on me so I styled myself accordingly.
Initially I envisioned myself as a vampire after putting on this hairstyle by lamb., a Hair Fair gift, which you might be able to find at her store. I matched it with a deep shade of red lipstick by Glam Affair for the LeLutka mesh head. I had fangs on, but I decided to take them off as they were too cheesy, and slightly in-your-face. I approached it with another perspective, which was to go for a slightly more dominatrix look, which was why I completed the look with the Bastet harness, a rare item from the gacha at Pixicat. The items from the gacha are amazing, and so are the items that Pixicat sells so for those of you who haven’t been there, you should definitely take a look!
Love, Kai
Credits
Hair: Bernice | lamb. | Hair Fair Gift (Unavailable)
Skin: Aneko Chai | Elysium
Eyes: Grey Brown Eyes | *Amacci* | Freebie Wall
Head: Karin Mesh Head | LeLutka
Lipstick: Flame Darker Basic Lips Applier | Glam Affair for LeLutka Mesh Head | Comes with the mesh head
Headpiece: Antoinette Hat | Wicca’s Wardrobe
Body: Lara Mesh Body | Maitreya
Harness: Bastet Harness | Pixicat
Photography by Jackson Redstar.
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#93 – Unholy

I thought I’d try to squeeze in one last post before Halloween so this here, is my last post for October. The inspiration for this look was something evil or demonic juxtaposed against something clean, proper and holy. In this case it was the Abaddon mask from Wicca’s Wardrobe which provided the demonic aspect and having it photographed at a temple or shrine, which is a place that is associated with holiness and good.
Even the look itself is a contradicting idea in itself. The Malignant dress, from Pixicat for Collabor88, and amazing one indeed, is one that is extremely provocative, definitely not something you’ll wear to a church or a temple. I mean, just look at the chest area, if that isn’t provocative, I don’t know what that is. Thank goodness for the fake hands, otherwise this photo would be considered nudity, and I think even with this photo it might just already be bordering on nudity. I picked the white version because that would contradict the look of the dress, and with white usually associated with purity, the dress itself could be seen as both holy and unholy at the same time.
So, with a dress like that, and the mask, I asked for a holy place for photography to really create that contrast between good and evil (though the lines are kinda blurry). The pose was in contrast to the outfit, something soft and gentle, with the idea of me rising out of the water to approach the shrine, perhaps trying to challenge whether evil could enter the sanctuary of holiness and good. With that, Jackson also created the photo with a hint of iconic imagery in terms of lighting and atmosphere, and that’s how we got the photo.
I admit that this is the photo we’ve done so far that juxtaposed opposing ideas so much within one shot, and it wouldn’t have been obvious if I didn’t explain the concept of the photo. I’m rather proud of this and I hope you guys like it.
With that, happy Halloween and have a great one this year! See you soon!
Love, Kai
Credits
Hair: Riki | little bones. | Freebie
Skin: Zoe Chai | Elysium
Eyes: Grey Brown Eyes | *Amacci* | Freebie Wall
Head: Karin Mesh Head | LeLutka
Mask: Abaddon Mask | Wicca’s Wardrobe
Body: Lara Mesh Body | Maitreya
Hands: Lara Mesh Hands | Maitreya | Comes with the mesh body
Dress: Malignant Dress | Pixicat for Collabor88
Photography by Jackson Redstar at Athan Selidor.
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#92 – Apocalypse Now

Halloween season is proving to be really fun for me. I get the chance to dress up as different characters and in different styles, sometimes not in the style I would usually go for. But I take that as sort of a little lesson, on how styling myself in a certain way out of my comfort zone can help me learn more and open myself out more to the other genres.
This post was greatly influenced by one of my favorite movies this year, the over-the-top action movie, Mad Max: Fury Road, which also served as inspiration for one part of this collection released by Wicca’s Wardrobe for Halloween. I guess the idea really stuck in my head after knowing about Wicca’s inspiration so I took it and ran with it. Her pieces are named after horror movies, or characters in famous horror movies (though there are exceptions), so see if you can spot the references in her collection!
The Paige top and the Carrie skirt come from two different outfits but are both released at BOSL Fall/Winter Fashion Week 2015, together with the Psycho armpieces, while the Seska headpiece is a release for the Fantasy Collective of October. Do be sure to check them both out if you’re interested!
I love how imaginative the pieces are and that pushes me to style myself in a non-conventional way, which was quite difficult, I must admit. I spent a whole lot of time thinking about the right hairstyle to use and in the end I settled with the Viking hair from Tableau Vivant, under the category of Fantasy/Roleplay hairstyles. Once again, that aisle is not someplace I would usually go if not for this shoot so I’m rather thankful.
The makeup was rather simple and was decided upon the quickest. Like I said, I was rather inspired by Mad Max: Fury Road so I knew what makeup I wanted and thank goodness Nuuna has them.
Halloween is just around the corner! I’m so excited and I can’t wait for the day to arrive! Till then, take care!
Love, Kai
Credits
Hair: Viking Hair | Tableau Vivant
Skin: Zoe Chai | Elysium
Eyes: Grey Brown Eyes | *Amacci* | Freebie Wall
Head: Karin Mesh Head | LeLutka
Eyeshadow: LeLutka Applier Makeup Set 1 | Nuuna
Headpiece: Seska Headpiece | Wicca’s Wardrobe
Body: Lara Mesh Body | Maitreya
Top: Paige Top | Wicca’s Wardrobe
Hands: Lara Mesh Hands | Maitreya | Comes with the mesh body
Armpiece: Psycho Armpiece | Wicca’s Wardrobe
Skirt: Carrie Skirt | Wicca’s Wardrobe
Shoes: Lilith Heels | Wicca’s Wardrobe
Photography by Jackson Redstar at The Wastelands.
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#91 – Nightcrawler

Another Halloween-themed photo shoot before the day comes! This time I was really inspired by the Julie gown from AZUL which comes in a Halloween version, complete with skeletal wings and little spiders crawling all over. I would say that this gown delivers more of a romantic/elegant vibe than a scary one so it’s great if you’re looking for a glamorous outfit for the occasion.
With an outfit like that, I knew I had to accessorize with a simple hair, so I picked a long straight hairstyle from Tableau Vivant, which is also a group gift that is still available in the store. There is a fee to join the group (if I recall, I joined when it was free). but the group gifts you receive throughout the year are rather worth it! Of course, for a more gothic themed makeup, I turn to the two brands you’ve seen me using for the past few posts, Nuuna and Shakeup!. And for the thigh high boots, they’re from FasterPussycat, which has lots of Halloween themed outfits out at the mainstore right now.
Have you gotten your Halloween costume yet? Only a few days left, so get to shopping!
Love, Kai
Credits
Hair: Muse | Tableau Vivant | Group Gift
Skin: Default Europa Skin | Glam Affair for Mesh Head & Body
Eyes: Grey Brown Eyes | *Amacci* | Freebie Wall
Head: Karin Mesh Head | LeLutka
Eyeshadow: LeLutka Applier Makeup Set 1 | Nuuna
Lipstick: Grunge Gloss | Shakeup!
Body: Lara Mesh Body | Maitreya
Outfit: Julie Halloween Version | AZUL
Hands: Lara Mesh Hands | Maitreya | Comes with the mesh body
Shoes: Tragic Thigh Boots | FasterPussyCat
Photography by Jackson Redstar at Havenhollow III.
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#90 – Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

Or are they? I absolutely cannot imagine if I had to live this moment in a dream, though I guess a few of you would have experienced something like this or something close at least. For these few weeks bloggers are slowly posting more fantasy or horror looks cos Halloween is coming soon! Lots of fun things to do in SL, to explore, to shop, to just simply have fun with friends, you’ll be amazed at what SL has to offer.
So FasterPussycat has a Halloween photo contest where all you need to do to join is to put together an outfit wearing FasterPussycat, Velvet Elvis and/or BENDER, and shoot your photos at the mainstore sim. And so I gave it a shot (pun unintended and besides, Jackson was the one who took the shot) and here’s what we came up with!
The most important part of the outfit is from BENDER, the nightshade lace bodysuit in white, which is also part of BENDER‘s fall release and can be found at the mainstore. I matched it with a vintage-looking hair, the steamer hair from .Olive. as I was envisioning a classic horror movie look, envisioning Psycho or something along the lines. And as you can see, I’m still playing around with facial expressions which is in the latest update of the LeLutka mesh head. If you haven’t gotten the update, do head down to the store and hit the Redelivery Terminal to get yours.
I gotta thank Jackson for taking part in this shot too. He even affectionately calls his evil clown avatar Hank haha. You guys are spared from Hank’s front view, cos it is really frightening if you were to see him, and him wielding that knife is guaranteed to give you a genuine expression like mine.
If you guys have time, do try to take part in the FasterPussycat Halloween photo contest, there’s just a few days left (the deadline is midnight on 31st October). Good luck and sweet dreams!
Love, Kai
Credits
Hair: Steamer Hair Satin | .Olive. | Hair Fair Gift (Unavailable)
Skin: Default Europa Skin | Glam Affair for Mesh Head & Body
Eyes: Grey Brown Eyes | *Amacci* | Freebie Wall
Head: Karin Mesh Head | LeLutka
Eyeshadow: LeLutka Applier Makeup Set 1 | Nuuna
Lipstick: Grunge Gloss | Shakeup!
Body: Lara Mesh Body | Maitreya
Bodysuit: Nightshade Lace Bodysuit White | BENDER
Hands: Lara Mesh Hands | Maitreya | Comes with the mesh body
Feet: Lara Mesh Feet | Maitreya | Comes with the mesh body
Photography by Jackson Redstar at BENDER.
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#84

Don’t be fooled! There’s absolutely no black and white filter going through this photo (other than the flowers) at all. This photo was shot entirely in color at Apple Fall.
I was very inspired by Halloween looks that involved painting yourself completely in black and white, as if you had just stepped out from an old television. I decided to try it for myself, since the convenience of SL is the ease of just changing your looks just like that, without the need for any paint whatsoever. I realized I had the ‘ingredients’ (for the lack of a better word) needed for this look to happen.
The Glam Affair skin for the LeLutka mesh head and Maitreya mesh body happened to come in an Arctic version, which was completely white. If you recall, I used it once before right here. Next was the makeup, and to be honest, this was the simplest part of styling the whole look cos you can find black makeup just about anywhere. Some black eyeshadow from .charme., as well as the grunge gloss from Shakeup! did the trick. 
This pretty little dress from ISON, which came as a gift from the Hair Fair a few months ago just happened to contain a black and white version, which was a dream come true for me. Of course, there’s also colored options too. I matched the dress with a pair of Astrid classic pumps courtesy of Elysium. Elysium makes such amazing shoes I definitely had to showcase their newest designs. To complete the look, I chose a hair from pr!tty. I haven’t blogged pr!tty in such a long time (sorry Karla!), so I thought this would be a good time to do so. Besides, pr!tty hairs are always the best choice if you’re going for a soft and effortless look. The newest huds come in Grayscales and Wilds, so there are more color options now. I’ve been dying for a grayscale hud so I was super excited I could show it to you guys.
To keep the look from being too boring, I chose to add flowers to the look – partly as a matching element to the pattern on my dress – so that there would be a pop of color. A simple background and a simple pose brought this look to life. It’s definitely one of my favorite looks so far. You seldom do see people in SL walking around in black and white too, so I thought it was kinda interesting and cute. Might be sticking with this look for awhile. I hope you guys love it!
Love, Kai
Credits
Hair: Lilla | pr!tty
Skin: Default Arctic Skin | Glam Affair for Mesh Head & Body
Eyes: Grey Brown Eyes | *Amacci* | Freebie Wall
Eyeshadow: Eyeshadow for LeLutka Mesh Heads IX | .charme.
Lipstick: Grunge Gloss | Shakeup!
Head: Karin Mesh Head | LeLutka
Crown: DIY Crown Headband | pr!tty
Body: Lara Mesh Body | Maitreya
Dress: T-belt Shirt Dress | ISON | Hair Fair Gift (Unavailable)
Hands: Lara Mesh Hands | Maitreya | Comes with the mesh body
Feet: Lara Mesh Feet | Maitreya | Comes with the mesh body
Shoes: Astrid Classic Pumps | Elysium
Photography by Jackson Redstar at Apple Fall.
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