Turning Japanese

I’m just going to start by saying, I miss the 80’s. It was a simpler time, people didn’t let petty little things hurt their feelers and political correctness had never even been heard of. Had this song been written and released now it would never have seen air time. A trend I am seeing, especially among bloggers, is a sense of entitlement. A lot of bloggers feel that they don’t “work” for the designers they represent but I beg to differ. When you fill out an application to become an official blogger of a brand, you agree to certain rules, to represent the brand to the best of your ability, and to showing said creators items to your readers. When you fail to do this and the post is rejected, you cry foul. I am simply going to say, if you don’t want to work for a designer and follow the rules set forth, then remove yourself from the group, buy the stuff you want to blog as a hobby and quit your entitled bitching and complaining. Okay, enough with my soapbox this morning, it’s just something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately and wanted to voice my opinion.

I got accepted to blog for a brand new event called Hanger Monthly and I’ll be perfectly honest, it was a challenge to represent the two items I chose for today’s blog. I tried several different poses, hairs, backgrounds, etc before I found the perfect look. This tattoo is available from Frida Tattoo during the opening round of Hangar and it is very detailed. It covers from neck to mid-waist including the nipple area and down the arms to wrap around your back, it’s bright and colorful but the pictures detail a much more sinister story. Hangar runs from the 15th of the current month until the 10th of the following month each month.
Tattoo (new): Emporio Zen – Frida Tattoo – Hangar Event 
Finding a top that showed the tattoo off and preserves my dignity at the same time, but I found it with this tank top from Spirit. Available right now at Collabor88, this is an entire outfit you can purchase individually, individual fatpacks, or as an entire set including sweater, tank top, and skirt. Although, I love the sweater and skirt I really only needed the tank top so here it is. I did purchase the fatpack which comes with one additional exclusive color. This top comes with fits for Maitreya, Belleza Isis and Freya, and Slink Hourglass only.
Top (new): Spirit – Naya Tank Top Fatpack Maitreya – Collabor88
After trying 3 different poses I finally decided on the Girl Next Door pose set from Image Essentials. This set includes 5 poses plus mirrors and is available at Designer Showcase. These poses are not only sweet but a little bit sassy too!
Pose (new)Image Essentials – Girl Next Door 1 and 5 – Designer Showcase
My friend Brennan sometimes finds things I’m not even aware of and occasionally I benefit from his shopping habits. The Matsuri Event is a Japanese-inspired event that runs the entire month of October and Brennan picked up these amazing backdrops from Bitter Vanilla while there. They have a built-in texture change options for so many possibilities.
Backdrop (new): Bitter Vanilla – 5 Kuchinashi Black – Matsuri Event

Bento hair. You heard right, hair that you can hold on to, pose with, and play with is here and Beusy brings it to you. This hair was released at Salem and comes with a cap as well. The fatpack is only 400L and I tell you what it’s so much fun playing with your hair.
Hair (new): Beusy – Vexing Hair – Salem
7 Deadly Skins is coming to The Dark Style Fair – Day of the Dead Edition with this stunning new skin. Lima is an Omega applier face and body skin based on LAQ bento heads and shown here on Catwa Catya bento head. Lima comes in two different tone packs with 6 colors each and you can grab it starting October 14.
Skin (new)7 Deadly Skins – Lima Sand – The Dark Style Fair
I love Mesange eyes and use them frequently, this set came out several months ago but the colors just went so well with my entire look I had to share them again. Borealis is a set of 15 eyes for Omega, standard, and Mesange’s very own mesh eyes, you can buy them individually or as a fatpack. They come with a HUD with four iris sizes and are unisex.
EyesMesange – Borealis
I love Dark Passions – Koffin Nails and the polishes she creates are just amazing. This set of nails is available at The Nightmare and are created for each type of body nail as well as a set for Astralia’s Stiletto nails, the pinstripe style polish with both plain and bloody options in 6 colors.
Nails (new)Dark Passions – Koffin Nails – Sadistic Stripes – The Nightmare
Ears (new)Swallow – Darkness – Black Fair – The Absence 

My second item coming from Hangar Monthly are these awesome shoes from ILLI. There is no HUD, these are exactly as they come out of the box and are made for Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink.
Shoes (new): ILLI – Buffy Skull Heels – Hangar Event
For more information regarding body and head please visit The Basics