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#89 – Warrior Princess

I’m not whether many of you will get this reference, but having the knowledge of Xena and having watched a few episodes on TV in the past probably makes me kinda old haha. I was trying to channel as much Xena as I could to suit this look from Du Jour.
The Valkyra outfit by Du Jour is an exclusive to Penumbra Fashion Week and can only be purchased there. After the event it will no longer be in stores, so if you would like the outfit for yourself you gotta head down immediately. In particular I love the headpiece and the chest piece as they were made to resemble wings. Come to think of it, maybe I should have done a flying shot instead. I paired the look with gladiator boots from Miss Canning, which unfortunately has closed down in SL. However, lots of other stores sell the gladiator boots and you’ll be able to find one you like really easily. I’ve accessorized the look with a slightly more embellished and whimsical sword from Tabou Irresistible. Jackson got this for me from the Marketplace but it is also available in the mainstore, depending on whichever is more convenient for you.
The Willow hair from pr!tty is an old release and might not be available anymore. You would probably have to contact Karla Marama for enquiries. Also, her store will not be accessible these few days or even weeks as it is undergoing renovation, so the best way for everything pr!tty related should be directed to her. The eyeliner comes as part of the LeLutka Mesh Head package, done by Glam Affair. The lipstick, on the other hand is a release by .charme. for the Cosmopolitan Events. These few days are the last chances to get it at Cosmopolitan, but if you aren’t able to, they will be available in her store too after the event.
Speaking of appliers, the LeLutka mesh head has undergone a few updates and improvements. Not really sure if you noticed, but I have a slightly different expression than how I usually look like. With the new update, you get to customize your favorite facial expressions, ranging from mischievous to angry, so you won’t find the need to force your mouth open during the shoot itself. Everything is upgraded to fit within the hud, just a click and you’ll get the look you like.
This is probably gonna be my last post for Penumbra Fashion Week, I hope you guys enjoyed the other looks I posted and had a great time shopping for clothes at the sim. I had much fun doing photo shoots too and I’ll see you in the next one! 
Love, Kai
Credits
Hair: Willow | pr!tty
Skin: Aneko Chai | Elysium
Eyes: Grey Brown Eyes | *Amacci* | Freebie Wall
Head: Karin Mesh Head | LeLutka
Eyeliner: Basic Eyeshadow Applier | Glam Affair for LeLutka Mesh Head | Comes with the mesh head
Lipstick: Lipstick for LeLutka Mesh Heads XIII | .charme. for Cosmopolitan Events (.charme. after the event)
Body: Lara Mesh Body | Maitreya
Outfit: Valkyra | Du Jour for Penumbra Fashion Week
Hands: Lara Mesh Hands | Maitreya | Comes with the mesh body
Sword: Hero Sword | Tabou Irresistible
Feet: High Female Feet | Slink
Shoes: Gladiator Boots | :: Miss Canning :: | Unavailable
Photography by Jackson Redstar at Kingdom of Galanthus.
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#88 – Lost In Paradise

Hey guys, I’m so sorry this post came a day late! This week is an unexpectedly busy week for me in RL so I gotta keep this post short. To be honest, this was a difficult look to put together, and I didn’t wanna go the fully romantic route with this beautiful gown from GLITTER for Penumbra Fashion Week.
Hence, Jackson and I conceptualized a romantic but tragic look for this photo shoot. The gown, with the pretty little flowers (which were colored one by one) was to be the romantic aspect of the shoot, while in terms of color the black represented a sadder and sombre tone. Immediately after putting on the gown I thought of the movie, Black Swan and was inspired by that when putting the rest of the look together.
The hair is from !SOUL, and you can purchase them in various shades. This one happens to be the Ginger tone, which I loved. In itself, the hairstyle is edgy and can be worn on many different occasions. This was actually a gift from a friend of mine in preparation for the Miss Virtual World auditions a few months ago, if you guys still remember. Unfortunately, I didn’t get in, but the process of the auditions was fun and it was a good learning experience for me. The crown comes from Cute Poison, and it was one of three Clockwork Crown gifts in different colors (the other two colors are silver and gold) as part of a storewide hunt.
The most important accessory that brought the look together and complemented the dress was the bloody blindfold group gift from Tabou Irresistible. I thought it created a story to a look that would otherwise be purely romantic, with the story of me as a blinded bird caged up in the stunning sim, Failure To Thrive. Tabou Irresistible also has a wall full of past group gifts behind the counter. So just join the group (it’s free) at the counter, pick up the current group gift, then head round to the wall behind the counter and collect the rest.
I still have one look to blog for you guys before the end of fashion week and I hope it will turn out the way I envision it to be. Can’t wait!
Love, Kai
Credits
Hair: Plumeria Ginger | !SOUL
Skin: Aneko Chai | Elysium
Head: Karin Mesh Head | LeLutka
Blindfold: Blind Love Bloody | Tabou Irresistible
Crown: Clockwork Crown Black | Cute Poison | Past Hunt Gift (Unavailable)
Body: Lara Mesh Body | Maitreya
Gown: Flower Fae Gown | GLITTER for Penumbra Fashion Week
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 Failure To Thrive.
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#87 – The Day After Tomorrow

Some futuristic fashion for you guys in this third post for Penumbra Fashion Week. This is the second time I’ve done futuristic fashion or a sci-fi themed photo, with the first being this look. I know lots of you will get the name of this post being a reference to the title of a famous movie, in which the world freezes over. And this was the theme of the shoot, not just sci-fi or futuristic but also with a bit of Snow Queen influences too.
The outfit which inspired this whole look is the Breyanna Dress by the ever so creative Wicca’s Wardrobe for this season’s Penumbra Fashion Week. The Raquel heels and the Grace headpiece are also available at the store, each sold separately. Wicca’s Wardrobe is well-known for her forward-looking and out of the box designs. I used to always visit her store and think how lovely it would be to try out a more avant garde aesthetic and blog for her. Well, the chance is finally here and I’m loving it! I put on a lighter skin tone, the Klara skin in Light tone from Elysium, to channel the look of a snow queen. The freebie Winteria necklace from Pure Poison enhanced the look as well.
The makeup from .charme. was kept really simple, leaning towards a more monochromatic tone. The hair comes from SOONSIKI or Besom; to be honest I don’t really know the name of the label cos it has been rebranded a few times and both names show up, but it’s a playful ponytail that looks as if it’s being blown sideways. Well, the hair was meant to look like you’re pulling it, the pose is included in the purchase, but in this case I’ve used it like it’s being blown in the wind.
And now I need to talk about the eyes. It was an unexpected moment with the eyes cos Jackson suggested I change my usual Amacci eyes to something blue or gray to fit the look. So I sieved through my inventory and I just tried on this pair of Fitting Guide eyes (I don’t even think this is a proper name for it), and it matched the look so well we used it. Now, this pair of eyes aren’t meant to be the usual eyes you get from IKON but it’s more of a thing you put on first before adding the mesh eyes to guide them into the right position. It’s kinda complicated and hard to explain but it was perfect for this look haha.
I hope you guys like this look and get inspired by it to create your own sci-fi look too. The next post comes tomorrow, and till then, happy shopping! 
Love, Kai
Credits
Hair: Iggy | SOONSIKI/Besom
Skin: Klara Light | Elysium
Eyes: Fitting Guide Eyes | IKON | Comes free with every purchase or group gift
Eyeshadow: Eyeshadow for LeLutka Mesh Heads III | .charme.
Lipstick: Lipstick for LeLutka Mesh Heads V | .charme.
Head: Karin Mesh Head | LeLutka
Headpiece: Grace Headpiece Arctic | Wicca’s Wardrobe for Penumbra Fashion Week
Necklace: Winteria Necklace | Pure Poison | Group Gift
Body: Lara Mesh Body | Maitreya
Dress: Breyanna Dress Arctic | Wicca’s Wardrobe for Penumbra Fashion Week
Hands: Lara Mesh Hands | Maitreya | Comes with the mesh body
Feet: High Female Feet | Slink
Shoes: Raquel Heels White & Silver | Wicca’s Wardrobe for Penumbra Fashion Week
Photography by Jackson Redstar at INSILICO.
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#86 – Queen Of The Sands

Hey guys, as promised, this is the second look for Penumbra Fashion Week, which has already begun!
Taking inspiration from this stunning Kosem Sultan outfit courtesy of Firefly, Jackson suggested this crazy huge sim called Kingdom of Sand for the photo shoot. I guess most of you know about this sim since it’s rather famous. Lots of roleplay going on there but lately the sim has been kinda quiet. Nonetheless, the place is a must visit for those who’ve never been there. Even for someone who has been there, there are still lots of hidden locations to be discovered!
This look is kinda straightforward, as I put on the complete outfit and just added a hair to complement it. The outfit reminded a lot of belly dancers or the girls of a sultan’s harem, so I picked a hair that looked appropriate, again from pr!tty. The Ariel hair is a voluminous hairstyle that’s great for really sexy and sultry looks (I hope this photo came across as that!). Also, I stopped wearing my black and white skin for this photo as I wanted a more exotic skin tone to fit into the context and make the photo look right. And for that I made use of Elysium’s Zoe skin. Elysium skins come in a variety of skin tones so you’ll find one you like!
Third post will be coming out tomorrow so do look forward to it! Till then, have fun shopping and do attend the fashion shows if you can!
Love, Kai
Credits
Hair: Ariel | pr!tty
Skin: Zoe Chai | Elysium
Eyes: Grey Brown Eyes | *Amacci* | Freebie Wall
Eyeshadow: Eyeshadow for LeLutka Mesh Heads III | .charme.
Lipstick: Lipstick for LeLutka Mesh Heads V | .charme.
Head: Karin Mesh Head | LeLutka
Body: Lara Mesh Body | Maitreya
Outfit: Kosem Sultan | Firefly for Penumbra Fashion Week
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 Kingdom of Sand.
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#85 – Damsel In Distress

The first post for Penumbra Fashion Week and what a better way to start off than with an over-the-top photo shoot? An evil beast (a Cthulhu, more precisely) has invaded the castle and now the princess has to flee. And always remember to flee in style, in the best couture there is. 😛
This amazing gold Goddess Gown comes from Masoom, exclusively for Penumbra Fashion Week, starting today and lasting one whole week. The gown comes complete with a crown and necklace, a perfect ensemble if you’re attending a ball, or perhaps for fleeing the castle in, just like me. I got slightly lazy with the skin and makeup choices, as you can see, but to be honest, it does give a nice contrast against the gown. The Navi hair from pr!tty also lends a more hurried, panicky feel to the photo with the amazing effortless, windswept hairs.
This is a slightly short post cos the photo says almost everything I wanna bring across to you guys. Oh, and I gotta thank Jackson for taming the Cthulhu for the photo shoot, placing it in the right position was challenging. Of course, there was also a lot of effort put into getting the right sky and environment too!
Alright, this is gonna be a busy week for me, constantly posting photos for Penumbra Fashion week, and it will be a feast for your eyes! I’ll try to post once per day, so do come check back often!
Love, Kai
Credits
Hair: Navi | 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: Goddess Crown | Masoom for Penumbra Fashion Week
Body: Lara Mesh Body | Maitreya
Necklace: Goddess Necklace | Masoom for Penumbra Fashion Week
Gown: Goddess Gown | Masoom for Penumbra Fashion Week
Hands: Lara Mesh Hands | Maitreya | Comes with the mesh body
Photography by Jackson Redstar at Skye Neist Point.
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Time For Fashion Week

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Hey everyone, I guess if you’re into fashion just like me, you’ll probably know that Fashion Week has already took place in New York, Milan and Paris, and the next part of it happens in London. Coinciding with that, is Second Life’s very own Penumbra Fashion Week, from the 17th of October, running all the way till the 24th.
Expect lots of new clothing releases by more than 50 different labels! That means it’s time to get new clothes off the racks, and you’ll be totally on trend. There will be more than 280 outfits in 16 spectacular productions. That equates to about 2 shows per day to attend! It’s definitely gonna be a busy period for designers, bloggers and you, the audience!
And for this season, I’ve been picked to become a blogger for the event. So for the next few posts, do expect to see the latest releases from a few designers and do attend the shows or pay the mainstore a visit if take a liking to the items! See you soon!
Love, Kai
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