The Christmas Candle—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 21

The Christmas Candle—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 21

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away.
~Eva Logue

Christmas Candle

The glow of a candle is the warmest sight on a cold dark winter night. Here in the Northern hemisphere, we are coming on our longest night, so a warm light is doubly welcome. I have fun these beautiful holiday lanterns from Winter Thorn to shed light on the beautiful gift that Monica Outlander is giving in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar. With a mesh bodice that includes materials (hence the light reflecting off) and a great flexi prim skirt, it’s a piece of Miamai couture you can get as the gift for today!

Christmas Candle

My beautiful illuminated face is Umazuma Metaluna’s lovely gift to her group members. The skin includes teeth, which you can vaguely see behind the lips I added. I never like myself with teeth so I used one of her lipstick tattoos. The eyes are absolutely fabulous and she generously offers it with freckles and, as I show, without. I have one of Mirja Mills’ just-released up-dos she made for MVW, a gorgeous french braided number, just in time for the holidays. And Poulet Koenkamp crafted this spectactular hair piece and earrings for the holidays, which dresses up my look just perfectly, creating a sparkle in the evening darkness.

Christmas Candle

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ELES* with .:EMO-tions:. HAIRBASE 10 – straight autumn by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Estelle – Christmas gift 1 (toffee) BB+H CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Lipstick: [theSkinnery] Valerie Lip Intensity 4 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light green by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Dress: Miamai_Taylor Emerald by Monica Outlander for Miamai, available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Relaxed by Siddean Munro for Slink

Headpiece and earrings: :: PM :: Savannah Headpiece and Earrings by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 192 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Holiday Décor: {what next) ‘Gold’ Alpbach Tree Lanterns by Winter Thorn for {what next} *

  • {what next} Gold Alpbach Tree Lantern (snowflake) – large
  • {what next} Gold Alpbach Tree Lantern (snowy) – small
  • {what next} Gold Alpbach Tree Lantern (starry) – large

Christmas Candle

Blessings—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Blessings—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~ Charles Dickens

Blessings

No series of blog posts about the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar is complete without an invasion by the KittyCatS themselves. Two new breed lines have been released recently—Rainy Day Dreams with little patridges and pears in the antlers and sELFies, Santa’s little troublemaking helpers. They are plopped all over a great piece of furniture that Debil Skute made for the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 8, which includes several great custom poses for men and women. (You don’t need KittyCatS to enjoy the furniture, by the way.)

Blessings

A green mesh jumpsuit from Cynthia Ultsch is casual wear at its sexiest. All in one piece, the outfit fits and bends amazingly well and comes in curvy as well as regular sizes so if you carry a little extra, you have room to move. Great winter boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo keep my feet warm.

The featured item today is a wonderful necklace made from scratch by Bastchild Lotus. Bast makes jewelry in real life so she brings a sensibility about what looks good and what is possible to her SL jewelry, and this great unisex necklace is no exception. If you look very closely, you can see a beautiful celtic heart finding, a gem, a kitty charm and of course the main piece. The beads are exquisitely textured, all on a resizable leather cord. This piece was made uniquely as a gift for the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar so make sure you get your copy.

Blessings

Truth Hawks recently ended his half off sale (waaah) but has come out with new hair (yay). This windblown style comes with our without a great pompom hat with all his gorgeous hair color textures. I am still infatuated with Syane Cisse’s pretty peachy skin, which I wear here without makeup. Love the delicate way she shows highlights.

Blessings

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Aspen by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: [sYs] SKIN – LOU M01 (brown brows) by Syane Cisse for [sYs]

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light green by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Outfit: [Cynful] Ultschfit Olive by Cynthia Ultsch for [Cynful], available at FROST *

Necklace: L&B Swear “Love My Cat” Necklace – Unisex by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Relaxed by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Reindeer Colors White Polish (slink) Fingernail Hud by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at FROST *

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boots: Essenz – Brooklyn by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at FROST *

Furniture: Pet Bed Table & Chairs – 2014 Advent : by Dekute Dekore by Debil Skute for Dekute Dekore, available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar * (Day 8)

My friends:

  • KittyCatS! – Rainy DayDream by KittyCatS for KittyCatS
  • KittyCatS! – sELFies! by KittyCatS for KittyCatS

Blessings

Christmas Cheer—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19

Christmas Cheer—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19

At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year
~Thomas Tusser

Christmas Cheer

Kimmera Madison passed me her KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar gift a couple weeks ago with a smile—or perhaps it was a smirk—on her face. I opened the gift and carefully composed my face. A colorfully decorated sweater and green polka dotted blouse—how… delightful! This reminded me of so many holidays when my well-meaning but crazy aunt came to the celebration with an ostentatiously-decorated sweater, kittens and gifts knitted into the panels. It was the kind of sweater that could only be worn at this time of the year and only among loved ones where the humiliation would not be too great. Kimmera clearly worked hard on this—she made sure each button was a different color and even the back panel had gifts knitted in. Yep.

So when I had to pull this gem out to blog it, I needed a bit of liquid confidence. Conveniently, Cherelle Capra has made this decorative ensemble for the Black Dot event, a bar that issues white or red wine, a darling “tree” of ornaments and cute wall hanging. I served myself a glass of wine… or two… or three (really I have forgotten), and put the sweater on, donned the included knit cap with kitten ears (of course) and holly earrings, and pulled on Missqwerty Pevensey’s cute skin-tight jeans (hoping the cute butt would add the tiniest amount of sexy to this look). Senzati0n Domenitzo’s great little ankle boots add a pop of color.

Christmas Cheer

Sawsan Secretspy has come out with a new golden skin tone that I have rather fallen in love with and the beautiful makeup is my saving grace for this ensemble as I can look at my face and kind of ignore those floppy ears on top of the cap. Chiaki Xue has generously sent out her holiday gift, this short hair that is conveniently modifiable so I can tuck stray wisps into the cap.

Find Kimmera’s gift—a perfect entry for the ugly sweater contest at your local club—in today’s door on the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar. And don’t tell her I suggested it was ugly. She meant well.

Christmas Cheer

Hair: *Dura* Christmas G-gift  2014 (Strawberry) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Monica Golden 04 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light green by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Sweater, Hat and Earrings: Tres Beau “KittyCat Christmas” Sweater, Tres Beau “KittyCat Christmas” Hat and Tres Beau “Holly” Earrings by Kimmera Madison for Tres Beau, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Jeans: [AB] Frosty Jeans Blue by Missqwerty Pevensey for American Bazaar, available at FROST *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Relaxed by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail applier: -{ZOZ}- Reindeer Colors White Polish (slink) Fingernail Hud by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at FROST *

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boots: Essenz – Brisbane (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Frozzen Fair*

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Décor: [CIRCA] “Christmas Cheer” – Wine Bar Set by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at the Black Dot Event *

  • [CIRCA] – “Christmas Cheer” – Wine Bar & Giver – Redwood (4pos)
  • [CIRCA] – “Christmas Cheer” – Snowflake Twig Vase
  • [CIRCA] – “Christmas Cheer” – Holly Chalkboard
  • [CIRCA] – “Christmas Cheer” Stool 2 – Candy Stripe (15 pos)
  • [CIRCA] – “Christmas Cheer” Stool 1 – Candy Stripe (15 pos)

Christmas Cheer

[04:38] Barely (barely.texan): Are you that drunk chick at the office party no one could remember before the sweater and your Tour of Laps?

Geek Chic—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 18

Geek Chic—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 18

“Why is being a nerd bad? Saying I notice you’re a nerd is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsey Lohan. Why is that?” ~ John Green

Geek Chic

I’m a nerd. I admit. I am a nerd about SL. I passionately love SL. I love my friends. I am an “enthusiast.” The way I see it, some people geek out about knitting, some geek out about model airplanes, some geek out about the Raiders. Me? I geek about SL. There’s nothing like meeting an SL friend in RL and suddenly conversation turns to Burning Life or Maitreya shoes or gestures or why you can’t teleport instead of taking the stairs. (All such conversations happened this weekend when Eshi and I had drinks with an SL friend who was in from out-of-town.)

Eku Zhong makes some of the coolest stuff including shoes for KoiKoi and furniture and structures and other whacko stuff for Culprit. She made this silly sign for the KittyCatS Advent Calendar and it’s honestly a perfect piece for most of us SL nerds. I couldn’t resist wearing this awesome sweater from Dawn Brunswick that she is selling at Frost. It comes with six equally uh… “interesting” textures including one with big furry kittens. My boots are Tatyana Ultsch’s super fly boots for Frost, which include a HUD that allows the addition of a strap and other decorative features.

Geek Chic

I put on Truth Hawks’ great long ponytails with bangs. They really aren’t that nerdy but I needed something whimsical and this fit the bill.  I love Jade Glazner’s skins because of the clean palette they give for wearing makeups. I wore her cateye liner so my eyes could be seen better behind these great nerdy glasses from Laika Saintlouis—cuz even a nerd can be cute!

Geek Chic

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Jinx by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: ::NM:: Zoe (05) Brown with ::NM:: Zoe Makeups (Eyes) Liner by Jade Glazner for ::Nar Mattaru::

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light blue by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Sweater: {joli} Obnoxious Oversized Sweaters by Dawn Brunswick for {joli}, available at FROST

Glasses: Alphavillain – Samuel Glasses (Black) by Laika SaintLouis for Alphavillain

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Relaxed by Siddean Munro for Slink

Tights: Izzie’s – Tights pastel pink by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Boots: :::insanya::: Stomper Boots (high top) by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at FROST *

Wall art: Culprit Talk Nerdy to Me by Eku Zhong for Culprit, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Geek Chic

Together—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 17

Together—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 17

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” ~ Garrison Keillor

Together

Today’s KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar is a double-whammy of star power. Both Shai Delacroix and Barnesworth Anubis are giving gifts, so make sure you get to the calendar today. Shai has contributed this darling mesh Santa hat, perfect for good girls and boys (and bad ones too). I matched it up with this darling coat from Ivy Burner that she is featuring at Frost, a beautiful piece of mesh work, intricately done  with a hood and fur-trimmed cuffs, collar and hem. Ivy has really upped her mesh game and she caters to every applier possible. She is a hard-working lady. I paired it with tights from Lisanna Lauria and great boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo, both also available from Frost.

Barnesworth has made these beautiful sets of mesh frames, 1 land impact with both dark and light frames, which can be modified in size, to change the matte colors, whatever you choose. He has improved the LOD over frames he has made in the past so they render beautifully. I use these frames extensively in my house because, well, I am a shutterbug (duh) and love having a visual reminder of the wonderful times I have had with my friends. The frames are kind of an iconic piece for SL—we are social and we are visual in this world and this piece serves as the perfect container for that.

Together

Shyla Diggs is offering a gorgeous set of skins at The Liaison Collaborative this month and with separate lip tattoos, you get a seemingly endless variety of looks from one small pack of skins. And what a gorgeous set of looks. Ms. Bubbles Clawtooth’s hair fits perfectly under Shai Delacroix’s holiday hat and makes my look pretty and festive.

Together

 

Hair: Clawtooth: Color Me Pretty – Coco by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth *

Skin: -Belleza- Mae TLC Med 6 Dk with -Belleza- Mae TLC Med Gloss 3 by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light blue by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Coat: ~Sassy!~ Let It Snow by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at FROST *

Hat: *Shai* Christmas Santa Hat by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Tights: MoDANNA [Myriade Collection] Wool Tights Green by Lisanna Lauria for MoDANNA, available at FROST *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Relaxed by Siddean Munro for Slink

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boots: Essenz – Brooklyn (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at FROST *

Frames: [ba] gallery wall frames – light and [ba] gallery wall frames – dark GIFT by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis, available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Together

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

~ “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” as done by Mary J. Blige

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

There is nothing merrier than decorating yourself! June Dion has made this fabulous outfit, which is made simply of two system pieces and two mesh pieces, creating a merry dress, ornamented and just this side of over-the-top for your holiday celebrations. As today’s gift in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, it’s a perfect antidote to the mid-season holiday fatigue that sets in before Christmas. I decorated the dress with Rogan Diesel’s free ornaments by doing some tinkering. I highly doubt he made them to be earrings.

Check out Maxi Gossamer’s fur-topped boots for Collabor88. Maxi has made an assortment of furry things, many of them at Winter Trend (which I highly encourage you to get). These boots take the cake. You can’t beat them for a great holiday look and they have her built in texture change and materials for a nice shininess.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

I donned short sassy hair from Chiaki Xue, who won the Best Male Hair category in the Avi Choice Awards. This is a men’s hair but it looks fantastic on me too and is a kind of colorful topper for my look. My luminescent skin is one of Rocketta Haven’s beautiful looks with pale skin and a sort of unusual but lovely coloring that makes me almost feel like a doll. Pixel Tyran’s glittering eyes are the perfect finish to this look.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Hair: *Dura-Boy*55(L-Red) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: [KOOQLA] Nico – Tan 02 (db) with [KOOQLA] Nico – Lips 02 by Rocketta Haven for Kooqla

Eyes: Chus! Iridescent Eyes in Almond by Pixel Tyran for Chus!, available at Frost *

Outfit: ::: B@R ::: Snow Xmass Tree Dress by June Dion for Bare Rose, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Earrings: by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations (modified by me.. heh heh) *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boots: MG – Boots – 60’s GOGO – Colours with MG – Accessory – Furry Boot top by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Poses by Fanny Willis for *EverGlow*

KittyCat: KittyCats – Harold Heckubaugh owned by Callie Cline

Taken at KittyCatS Winterland

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Holiday Melody—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 15

Holiday Melody—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 15

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ~ Confucius

Holiday Melody

For some, the soul of the Christmas holiday is music. First there are the carols, then the plays and performances, the “Messiah,” the Nutcracker, and the general celebrations with wine and song. My wall décor is a perfect reminder. Today’s gift in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, this great wall candle set from Colleen Desmoulins gives a small glow to your home and brings song to your home. Colleen made it in two versions: a black iron and a more rustic distressed metal so you can accessorize your home to your pleasure. What a beautiful piece!

I put on this party dress from Wicca Merlin, made especially for the holidays, complete with materials in the textures, to celebrate. Wicca has taken a template mesh dress and done some great things with it, including adding small accessories that I don’t show here. She even includes gloves with Slink hand appliers.

Holiday Melody

My skin is Shyla Diggs; gorgeous new skin for The Liaison Collaborative. With thin arched brows, a beautifully shaded and lined eye and her full sexy lips, this skin will dress up your holiday exquisitely. MissAllSunday Lemon made this holiday hair for this month’s FaMESHed and as usual it’s a lovely look with her exquisite use of face-framing locks and wisps. Abraxxa Anatine made this lovely snowflake necklace for the holiday. It comes with gorgeous earrings which, of course, I can’t show but they are there. With gems dropping off the snowflakes, it’s a lovely reminder of the season.

Holiday Melody

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Holly Mesh Hair – Black coffee by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: -Belleza- Mae TLC Med 3 Dk by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – hazel by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Dress: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Carol Gown [White/Red] by Wicca Merlin for Wicca’s Wardrobe *

Necklace: EarthStones Snowfall Necklace by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Relaxed by Siddean Munro for Slink

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix La Nuza Stiletto Black (Slink) by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix *

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)

Wall décor: The Loft – Noteworthy Wall Candles v.1 and v. 2 by Colleen Desmoulins for The Loft, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Holiday Melody