Melancholy—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

Melancholy—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

Isn’t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for — I don’t know what exactly, but it’s something that you don’t mind so much not having at other times. ~ Kate L. Bosher

Melancholy

I have been spending some time wandering around SL by myself and rather enjoying it. There is something in me that needs time alone, and when I can view the beautiful creations in SL, I am often content. It seems melancholy but is a pensiveness that is sometimes suitable during a busy season. Barnesworth Anubis’ new gazebo that he is selling at Collabor88 is a perfect place for solitary contemplation.

And I am contemplating yesterday’s opening of Frost because it’s bound to be packed with goodies you want for a warm winter. This darling outfit from Lisanna Lauria is sure to please with a system top in several jewel tones that also comes with appliers and pretty skirts with sparkle. Tights from a gacha at Frost from Manda Schmooz keep my legs warm and beanster Potato’s great boots with a texture-change HUD complete my wintery outfit.

Melancholy

This shot accents the beautiful gift in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar today—a gorgeous bracelet from Abraxxa Anatine, the goddess of metals and semi-precious stones. Abraxxa crafted this beautiful bracelet with sodalite and silver so it can be worn year-round, not just at the holidays.

My lovely long locks are Ikira Frimon’s featured style for Frost and I love this look. With the face-framing locks and the great texture-change HUD, this style has a lot to offer. My skin is a glowing look from Inka Mexicola with blushing cheeks and a lovely green eye makeup. And I love these deep blue peepers from Constance Daehlie.

Melancholy

Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Yasu hair-fatpack by Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at FROST *

Skin: Essences {Quinn01} Medium02 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

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

Top: MoDANNA [Crystalline Collection] Chiffon Bodysuit Blue by Lisanna Lauria for MoDANNA, available at FROST *

Skirt: MoDANNA [Crystalline Collection] Glitter Skirt Silver by Lisanna Lauria for MoDANNA, available at FROST *

Tights: [trs] Knit Tights – Melon (PL) by Manda Schmooz for [trs], available at FROST

Bracelet: EarthStones Ruffle Button Bracelet – Sodalite/Silver by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

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

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Placid Blue by Zozicon for ZOZ

Boots: DN Mesh: Frost Boots by beanster Potato for Ducknipple, available at FROST

Gazebo: [ba] garden gazebo – snowy by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis, available at Collabor88 *

Furnishings by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil *

  • Trompe Loeil – Snow Day Bed White + Drape {A}
  • Trompe Loeil – Star Duo Ground Lamps Silver & White
  • Trompe Loeil – Valiano Firebox Metal Ornate (high LOD)

Landscaping: Skye Enchanted Trail Curve Slight by Alex Bader for Studio Skye

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

Assisted by Avimote Posemaker by Avimote Dreamscape

Photographed at the private home of Eliza and Barely (thank you!)

Melancholy

Snowflakes—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 13

Snowflakes—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 13

The snowflakes fall,
each in their proper place.

~ Zen proverb

Snowflakes

There are so many beautiful winter spots in SL right now. Even if you aren’t going to have a white Christmas in RL, you can still have one here. And you can wear shorts in the snow! I went to Prides Crossing, a parcel built by Serene Footman, to take these photos. He makes very beautiful spaces for the seasons—autumn was lovely as well. You can sail or fly in to the parcel from the Blake Sea so it’s a true “destination.’

I chose his space because Kiddo Oh has made this gorgeous dress for Winter Trend, a gorgeous romantic ballgown with a fur collar and lovely bow at the back. Kiddo has found her calling in beautiful mesh gowns, suitable for photos or dancing or even weddings. With beautiful textures and detailing, the gowns represent a next generation in SL.

Snowflakes

My hair is the lovely gift for today in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, a romantic updo from Mirja Mills that comes in this brunette or a blonde. I couldn’t help but embellish it with a hair piece from Chirzaka Vlodovic’s gacha at Chapter Four and star drop earrings from Maxi Gossamer, available at Uber. I even made sure my nails took in the winter theme, these from Ravenna Rossini at Winter Trend.

Nikohl Hax’s skin for Frost is a different look for me—paler with an almost painterly style. It’s a pretty, different look for a woman who wants pretty lips and eyes with an artistic touch.

Snowflakes

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * SIENNA*/chocolate by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Skin: .random.Matter. – Nimue Skin – Natural – Ivory [RED] by Nikohl Hax for random.Matter., available at FROST *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – clarity – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Dress: .::Dead Dollz::. Althea Blue Gown by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Winter Trend *

Headpiece: *LODE* Head Accessory – Story Flower [frozen] by Chirzaka Vlodovic for *LODE*, available at Chapter Four

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Dream Happy Fairy moon – E2 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Uber *

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

Nail appliers: Frogstar – Winter Glitter Fingernails HUD by Ravenna Rossini for Frogstar, available at Winter Trend

Poses: The Muse Poses – Astralia by Audrey Cresci for Muse Poses

Photos taken at Prides Crossing, assembled rather gloriously by Serene Footman

Snowflakes

All I Want for Christmas—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 12

All I Want for Christmas—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 12

I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
And I don’t care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree

~ “All I Want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey

All I Want for Christmas

I always love this song at Christmas—it’s romantic and sweet and it’s not Bing Crosby singing. I thought it went well with this dress from StellaJane, a new designer coming out with some fabulous stuff (only on Marketplace so far but I hope she gets a store soon). I loved the velvety texture on this sexy gown and even more, the texture-change HUD that comes with it, allowing 14 different colors. I paried with it the gorgeous art deco necklace Tiffy Vella is featuring at the Jewelry & Accessory Expo with its beautiful gems and graceful shapes. And Rogan Diesel sent out free ornaments for his group, so I am holding one.

All I Want for Christmas

My hair is Kavar Cleanslate’s lovely blown-back style from Collabor88, which I tinted with a little purple from his handy HUD. Sawsan Secretspy recently came out with this golden skin tone, a new one in her line and absolutely lovely, a sunny sweet tone for girls who like a little more tan to their skin. My sparkling eyes are Pixel Tyran’s exclusive for Frost, opening TOMORROW.

I have not forgotten you, my KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar readers. I am wearing the very generous gift for today, Constance Daehlie’s purple eye make up with liner. Constance told me there was nothing more “her” than such a makeup, so she wanted to give it to all as her gift in today’s calendar. It adds the final touch of romance needed.

All I Want for Christmas

Hair: Exile::KIssing Strangers for c88 by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Collabor88 *

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

Eyes: Chus! Iridescent Eyes in Ultra Frost by Pixel Tyran for Chus!, available at Frost (opening tomorrow)*

Makeup: #adored – cruz shadow – purple by Constance Daehlie for #adored, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Dress: SJ Velvet Halter Dress by StellaJane, available at StellaJane/ThomasBlack *

Jewelry: Eclectica ‘Maruska’ necklace and earrings-gold by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica, available at the Jewelry & Accessory Expo *

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

Nail appliers: Frogstar – Winter Glitter Fingernails by Ravenna Rossini for Frogstar, available at Winter Trend

Ornament: Ornament S (Click-Change Texture) by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

*EverGlow* – Frost by Fanny Willis for *EverGlow*

All I Want for Christmas

Winter Walk—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Winter Walk—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ~ Lewis Carroll

Winter Walk

A walk in the woods is good for the soul, especially on a brisk sunny winter day. I slipped out to the KittyCatS Winterland to take photos of this great outfit: a mesh top from Fae Eriksen that she is featuring at Winter Trend, including materials on the mesh, and tights from Lisanna Lauria that will be sold at the soon-to-open Frost. Boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo, also at Winter Trend, keep my feet warm.

Winter Walk

I donned Shyla Diggs’s beautiful skin to feature new eyes from Constance Daehlie and this pretty holly accessory that Taiko McCaw is offering at Frost when it opens. (I can imagine many pretty photos coming from this look).

Most importantly, however, is the GIFT that Queue Marlowe is offering in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar today, a beautiful up-do available in three colors: cinnamon stick, snickerdoodle and sugar cookie. Queue made these colors JUST for this calendar, so get it now!!

Winter Walk

Hair: AD – Angel – cinnamon bark with .b cinnamon bark hair base – root by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Skin: -Belleza- Eva Uber Med 7 R by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at Uber *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – green by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at

Tunic: *Fishy Strawberry* Belted Tunic – Military Green by Fae Eriksen for Fishy Strawberry, available at Winter Trend

Tights: MoDANNA [Myriade Collection] Wool Tights Green by Lisanna Lauria for MoDANNA, available at Frost (opening December 13) *

Holly: *N*FUYUICHIGO – RUBUS BUERGARI by taiko McCaw for *NAMINOKE*, available at Frost (opening December 13) *

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

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

Boots: Essenz – Chicago (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Winter Trend  *

Poses: Mistress and Just Stand by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie *

Winter Walk

Candy Cane Christmas—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 10

Candy Cane Christmas—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 10

“It’s a Candy Cane Christmas
Sweet as it can be.”

~ “Candy Cane Christmas” by Darius Rucker

Candy Cane Christmas

Mariska Simons finally brought out the wildcat in this kitten with her gift for the KittyCats & Friends Advent Day Calendar. Mariska is offering this darling, if brief, bra and shorty shorts set to all advent calendar clickers today (and onwards until January 4). The top comes as a system layer or in one of several different appliers (this one being the Omega applier, which goes directly on to the Belleza Venus body). With a darling print that makes a kitten like me purr, it’s a great little set to heat up your cold winter nights and sweeten the holiday.

Candy Cane Christmas

The great news is that Inka Mexicola JUST put out Belleza Venus body appliers for the EVO line. It’s a beautiful look—the skin looks just wonderful over this shape and I love being able to wear the skins and have it all match. My fabulous waves are Truth Hawks’ newest, which I have been saving for a really seductive look because this hair is pure sex. I kept myself warm with darling mesh knee socks, now fitted to the Belleza body, from Muka Release that she has at The Big Show. It all adds up to a sweet look. (Mr. Harold Heckubaugh next to me agrees.)

Candy Cane Christmas

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Vivi by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at Uber *

Skin: Essences {Loulou – TDRF} Medium01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Skin applier: [EVO] Essences Belleza Venus [medium01] by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Mona: Mesh Red Kitty by Mariska Simons for~Blacklace~, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Socks: *MUKA* Knee Socks – Belleza Venus by Muka Release for *MUKA*, available at The Big Show

Mouth prop: *~*HopScotch*~* Candy Cane Nibbler by Chandni Khondji for HopScotch (modified)

Poses: Embody Prop Pose Pack F PEPPERMINT by Radagast Lexington for Embody

KittyCat: KittyCats – Harold Heckubaugh owned by Callie Cline

Candy Cane Christmas

River—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 9

River—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 9

I wish I had a river so long,
I would teach my feet to fly.
Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on.

~ “River” by Joni Mitchell

River

Beloved Ruby sent over her KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar gifts—two gorgeous women’s winter coats and a men’s outfit with striped sweater—and Z said, “So let’s go skating!”

River

We had a wonderful time at the gorgeous frozen river/lake at Angel Manor. I was able to set the windlight to a late Sunday afternoon winter light straight out of my real life, so the skating seemed brisk and fun. We took a ton of photos between us. I treated a few of them in PS, which is not my usual, but they seemed so nostalgic.

I loved the gifts Beloved Ruby has made for the calendar, all of them lovely and truly generous and I had a great time finding the scarf from xxRyvenxx, the mittens from Izzie Button, and the tights from Bax Coen to dress the look up. Z had a fine time dressing his up for skating and both of us did tricks with our AOs all over the pond. Kaya Angel has outdone himself on this gorgeous build. It’s straight out of my own winter.

River

Shylah Honey has made this darling hair for the Winter Trend and it includes a HUD for changing the color of the headband as well as for the hair itself. The curls framing my face were ideal for this almost old-fashioned look. My skin was one of Rocketta Haven’s I got during the Skin Addiction Black Friday sales, a luscious-lipped, blushed pale skin that offset well with all the red I was wearing.

We had so much fun! More photos can be found on my Flickr.

River

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Winterrose Non-Rig Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at Winter Trend *

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

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Coat: [RUBY] – WINTER COAT – RED HOUNDSTOOTH by Beloved Ruby for [RUBY], GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Scarf: *+S.F.+* Cute Cuddle Scarf – Grey by xXRyvenXx for Sweet Fireflys

Stockings: BAX Soft Shine Pantyhose Black 35 Seams by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Mittens: Izzie’s – *resize* Mittens relaxed black by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Skates: ::V Style:: SKha V.3 – Red Ice Skates by Stephanie Kazyanenko for V Style Boots

AO: :KH: Ice Skate AO by Sala Snook for KAMI-HITOE

 

On Z:

Hair: INDI *Oversized Beanie* light grey – night (resize) with by Jamie Holmer for INDI

Skin: -Belleza- Ewan med 0 bald by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza-

Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee by Ikon Innovia for IKON

Beard: [IC] Mesh Full Heavy Beard Hipster (Black) Beard by Mayc Clowes for Iron Claw

Outfit: [RUBY] – CARDIGAN SWEATER – BLACK/GRAY with [RUBY] – WARM JEANS – DARK GRAY and[RUBY] – WARM KNIT SWEATER – BLACK by Beloved Ruby for [RUBY], GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Scarf: DoCoMo_Muffler by Yoshiyuki Yoshikawa for Disused Articles

Gloves: Mesh Unisex Leather Gloves by Meli Imako for Meli Imako

Skates: AvaBoy – Ice Skate Black by Lilac Niven for AvaGirl & AvaBoy

AO: AvaBoy – Ice Skates Tricks Control by Lilac Niven for AvaGirl & AvaBoy

 

Couples poses:

oOo Studio: Coax

{pose maniacs} 27 by Mari Stipe for Pose Maniacs

{pose maniacs} 21 by Mari Stipe for Pose Maniacs

Taken at the ice skating pond next to the Rose Theater, Angel Manor as created by Kaya Angel

River

Happiness—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 8

Happiness—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 8

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open. ~ Rose Wilder Lane

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I don’t know about you but sometimes happiness comes from a bit of color and a fun pattern like polka dots. Beanster Potato’s new sweater comes with a 5-texture HUD so you can swap around textures. With a sexy-silky look to it, it is drapey in all the right ways and very sophisticated in its fashion. I wear silly tights from Irehami that I got from The New Tailors event. They come with appliers for Slink feet so you can do something like wear open-toed boots like these from GraceHaddington and not get cold tootsies.

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My KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar gift today is this gorgeous hair with hat from Mina Nakamura. She includes with it a set of five ombre colors and TEN hat colors in the HUD for color change options. I love this stripey look but there are some more seasonal patterns as well. A free hair. Mesh! Can you beat that?

My skin is one of Umazuma Metaluna’s for the Arcade. Her set for this round have interesting shadings around the eyes and some great and unusual makeup colorways without being garish. I love Uma’s skins because she has such a unique vision.

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Hair: MINA Hair – Natasja (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Leigh 5 (toffee) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Arcade *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – black coffee by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Sweater: 20.FIVE Mesh: Croft Sweater by beanster Potato for 20.FIVE *

Tights: New Way -Tights print  *1print* by irehami for New Way, available at The New Tailors

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boots: [LG] Boutique-Fall 2014 Kilara Boots by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin