Cookie Time—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 6

Cookie Time—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 6

I think baking cookies is equal to Queen Victoria running an empire. There’s no difference in how seriously you take the job, how seriously you approach your whole life. ~ Martha Stewart

Cookie Time

It’s Saturday and I simply don’t want to get up and get dressed. I want to mosey around the house and do housework and bake Christmas cookies in my pajamas, so Ivey Deschanel gave me the perfect opportunity to do so with her pajama bottoms, today’s gift for the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar. I paired it with the top to an outfit Moonbubble Gothly is giving out as a gift and the grooviest slippers from Parallaxx (they even have paws on the bottom).

Cookie Time

Queue Marlowe recently put out this disheveled up-do, which suits this look ideally with its casual loop of hair and wild tendrils and bangs. My plain but pretty skin is from Syane Cisse, and of course, I pulled out accessories from Redd Columbia, because.. cookies, right? (I have approximately 12 dozen cookies in the freezer already for the holiday. Want to offer me your favorite cookie recipe? I want to get it!)

Cookie Time

Hair: AD – mash – dark browns by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

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

Eyes: #adored – firstborn eyes – green by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Top: [ bubble ] Oh Deer Sweater by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ] *

Pants: :::Sn@tch Party PJ Pants (Leopard)::: by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

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

Socks: *UnTone Quilt* Mokomoko Socks / border green by chocolat Yifu (no longer available)

Slippers: [Phunk] Rudolph Slippers (Women) by Parallaxx for Phunk

Props: -RC- Milk and Cookies (milk) and -RC- Milk and Cookies (milk mustache) plus -RC- Cookie Maker Girl Or Guy Tray (drop) by Redd Columbia for -RC- Cluster and Gingerbread Cookie ! by TahitiSweetie Firelight

Mixer: BWish – KitchenAids – Red by Aria Pixelmaid for BWish

Clara—KittyCatS Friends Advent Calendar, Day 5

Clara—KittyCatS Friends Advent Calendar, Day 5

“The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and he will crack open a tale…” ~ Vera Nazarian

Clara

When I was growing up, one of the biggest holiday thrills was going to see the Nutcracker at the ballet. The costumes, the music, and of course, the amazing ballet dancers, thrilled me and made me feel like a most cultured and fortunate girl. Years later, I would remember this when I took my niece to see the Nutcracker and we got a backstage tour from the conductor of the orchestra, who was a friend of mine. The dancers, who filled the stage, were small bundles of muscle and sinew and dramatic energy. The costumes hung from the racks, limp, now disembodied. And the magic of the sets was revealed to be truly a trick of the eye as the exposed plywood in back revealed fake walls. Nevertheless, I will never forget the magic of the performance.

When Tobias Convair told me he was making this mesh nutcracker as his gifr for the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, I was thrilled. He has made it modifiable so you can use it for decorations on your sim if you upsize it, as a mantelpiece if you downsize it, and as a prop for dancing if you put it in your hand. It’s a beautiful piece of holiday work, today’s gift in the calendar.

Clara

I struggled to find a girlish ballet outfit for my Clara and ended up wearing a gorgeous little tutu from Charming Meiler, leant to me by Liliandra Baxter when I begged her for help. The dress was not enough alone so I used the miracle of layering and system pieces to dress up the outfit. An undershirt layer from Devyn Grimm from a bazillion years ago (and still gorgeous to this day), bloomers from Ivey Deschanel, and little full-perm bows from BabyCreations, which I placed myself, customized the look.

Clara

Chiaki Xue just released this new cute hair a week or so ago, and the ponytails are in keeping with Clara, a little girl who receives a Nutcracker from Drosselmeyer. In some productions, an actual little girl dances the part but oftentimes it’s an adult woman, so wearing this luminous skin from Shyla Diggs is not entirely a mistake.

I want to remind you that once a door is open on the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, it remains open, so you can get any of the past gifts if you haven’t already gotten them. The calendar does distribute only one per avatar but these gifts are copy so if you grab one, you can use it over and over.

Clara

See a version of Clara dancing with the Nutcracker after Drosselmeyer has given it to her here.

Hair: *Dura-Girl*58(Coffee) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: -Belleza- Lola Med 2 Br by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza- *

Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (Blue) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Dress: ::{u.f.o}::Swan Lake, Act1 –white by Charming Meiler for  ur.favorite.one

Undershirt: Chaospire “Lacepetal” Camibloomers Top (White) by Devyn Grimm for Chaospire

Bloomers: :::Sn@tch Late Boomers (White)::: by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch

Choker: *BOOM* Precious Bow Choker carnation by Aranel Ah for *BOOM*

Bows: Princess Bow Pink by BabyCreations for BabyCreations

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

Nail appliers: Maai Slink * Fingernails * Darling by Snow Wolfhunter for Maai

Tights: .:*Millicent*:. pantyhose salmon by Lia Setzer for Millicent

Shoes: .:*Millicent*:. Ballerina shoe by Lia Setzer for Millicent

Prop: +CONVAIR+ Nutcracker Soldier by Tobias Convair for Convair, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Poses: ~La Petite Morte~ The Nutcracker Suite Masha by Voshie Paine for La Petite Morte and *~*HopScotch*~* Scenes de ballet by Chandni Khondji for HopScotch

Thank you, sweet Liliandra Baxter for lending me your dress!!

Home

Home

“Unless one decorates one’s house for oneself alone, best leave it bare, for other people are walleyed.” ~ D.H. Lawrence

Home

This is going to be one of those mega blog entries where I share all the pretties I have picked up or been given. Start with this fabulous skybox from Tobias Corvair, which he is featuring at Fameshed. He calls it the “Architect’s Skybox” but I have figured out that it’s the gacha-player’s skybox with all its wall space and shelves. I hung the clever windowboxes from Barnesworth Anubis outside with his pansies and vines (which you can’t see) and took a shot through the window. Barnesworth makes the flowers super big so you can arrange and shrink them. A great tip is to LINK them when you have arranged to reduce the land impact.

Home

Tobias gives the main floor a big space so you can enjoy a main living and social area. I arranged a more traditional chair from Hideki Carami’s gacha at Chapter Four (you get two chairs in the “prize”) with Cory Edo’s latest chairs for Collabor88. Cory’s chairs come in a handful of great decorating colors (lots of neutrals) and have a huge variety of poses and animations and, if you’re in the mood for love, delectable adult animations.

Home

Tobias tucks little shelves under the staircases—the one up to the bedroom, which I made into a contemplative loft lounge—and then another up to a top-floor balcony. I put some of my yard sale gacha finds on the shelves, particularly my collection of art dummies from Robin Sojourner. (Yes, I do the gacha yard sales. Your trash is my treasure!) And he gives you an abundance of walls. I was able to hang my entire collection of LeeZu Baxter gacha posters around the skybox.

Home

Tya Fallingbridge has a nice set of home accessories at FaMESHed including this modern lounge chair with footstool, side table and funky flower lamp. The chair includes several relaxing poses including this contemplative one, perfect for resting and listening to music after a long day.

I opted to make coffee the theme of the kitchen downstairs, using a darling graphic from Isabelle Requiem’s gacha at Oh My Gacha. She includes several kitchen and house décor items, including the rug beneath my feet. These little touches are what makes a house a home.

Home

My outfit is an assemblage of pieces I liked together—first, the slouchy sweater from Sanura Snowpaw, a warm casual look for being at home. I paired it with Ivey Deschanel’s skirt from her ensembles at the Dressing Room Fusion. I am so glad to see Ivey working with mesh. Her textures have always been outstanding and at 70L, the skirt and top (which you don’t see here) are a steal with the quality she puts into them. My little boots are LeeZu Baxter’s mesh concoctions, wearable art on my feet rather than just on the walls.

Shyla Diggs has come out with a new skin for Collabor88, and I wear it with pleasure, opting for a pale lip to match the smoky eye, which accents a pair of eyes from Umazuma Petaluna’s gacha at Chapter Four. Fortunately, I lucked into these blue beauties though looking at her prize board, they are are all gorgeous. Amberly Boccacio is offering several colors of this funky necklace at Collabor88—it comes with silver or gold metal. And Circe Ishtari has made a long short cut with winsome wisps and a color change menu in the hair itself—click for colors and relax.

Home

“Home is the nicest word there is.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

Hair: Tokyo.Girl Hair Mia [ all color ] ~short~ by Circe Ishtari for Tokyo Girl *

Skin: -Belleza- Ria SK 4 Br with -Belleza- Ria SK Matte Lip 3 by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- , available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Obscurity eye collection – 4 by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery, available at Chapter Four

Sweater: .: Somnia :. Poofcake {Red} by Sanura Snowpaw for .: Somnia :. *

Skirt: :::Sn@tch Angela Pencil Skirt (Oxblood)::: by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch, available at The Dressing Room Fusion

Necklace: Glam Affair – Chainedlink Necklace Black/Silver by Amberly Boccacio for Glam Affair, available at Collabor88 *

Boots: [LeeZu!] Havasu Falls Ankle Boots /red by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

 

Skybox: +CONVAIR+ Architect’s Loft – Fameshed by Tobias Convair for Convair, available at FaMESHed *

 

Featured furniture and decor:

R(S)W Guru Manniswami
R(S)W Paramahansa Yogamanna
R(S)W Manny Dude
R(S)W Manny Jumper
R(S)W Manny Astair by Robin Sojourner for Robin Sojourner!, available at Oh My Gacha

Trompe Loeil – Astrid Chair Nostalgia Haze {A}
Trompe Loeil – Astrid Chair Berry {A} by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Collabor88 *

Hideki – Armchair – Black by Hideki Carami for Hideki, available at Chapter Four

[Brixley] Comfort Zone Poster
[Brixley] Coffee Love Print
[Brixley] Striped Rug by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Oh My Gacha *

[LeeZu!] Capital Citys Poster
[LeeZu!] Streetart Poster
[LeeZu!] Portraits
[LeeZu!] Huh Poster RARE
[LeeZu!] Cover Poster RARE
[LeeZu!] Fisheye Poster RARE by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu!, available at a yard sale near you! *

[PM] Pixel Mode  – Crono Chair – Black
[PM] Pixel Mode  – Crono Ottoman – Black
[PM]Pixel Mode – Flower Wire Table Light
[PM] Pixel Mode  – Crono Table Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at FaMESHed *

[ba] wrought iron window box
[ba] flowering vines
[ba] pansies
[ba] simple terracotta pot by Barnesworth Anubis for barnesworth anubis, available at FaMESHed *

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Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you. ~ Isadora Duncan

Where the Wild Things Are

Today I can’t be tamed. Start with a top from LeeZu Baxter, a system top done in Leezu’s magnificent artistry with ruffles at the bottom, little buttons, clipped straps. The old fashioned system piece, when done well, is still a wonderful avatar look and Leezu is one of the few that has the skill to pull it off. I pair it with Ivey Deschanel’s gift from the KittyCats Advent Calendar—a set of wild mesh pants with animal skin on the cuff. She includes four pairs in the gift—this is one of them. It’s a perfect gift for wild cats.

Where the Wild Things Are

Aida Ewing recently released the Kaelyn skin, which I have enjoyed wearing in the India tone. Some of the makeups are bold and some are subtle. This one is in between. AvaGardner Kungler offers this chic necklace based on organic shapes and probably real life jewelry. I love how Ava experiments with her jewelry, shapes and colors. Finally, Mina Nakamura put out this great side swept tousled look. I love how it wraps around the neck with pieces going down in back and a lock escaping in the front. It’s so natural and wild.

Where the Wild Things Are

This whole world is wild at heart and weird on top. ~ David Lynch

Hair: MINA Hair – Noor BB by Mina Nakamura for MINA *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Kaelyn skin – India 03 D by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: sa Serenity Eyes ROOT by Silverr Andel for Sterling Artistry, one of the Peace on Earth hunt items

Top: Vera Top /black by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Pants: :::Sn@tch Fiasco Leather Pants (Zebra)::: by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch, available at the KittyCats 2013 Advent Calendar at KittyCats Winterland

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Tamarindo – Necklace – Silver by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra

Boots: BM Carrie Exotic Boot by Pixieplumb Flanagan for Baby Monkey *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

I Wanna Be Evil

I Wanna Be Evil

I’ve posed for pictures with Iv’ry Soap
I’ve petted stray dogs, and shied clear of dope
My smile is brilliant, my glance is tender
But I’m noted most for my unspoiled gender

Prim and proper, the girl who’s never been kissed
Well, I’m tired of being pure and not chaste

Like something that seeks its level
I wanna go to the devil
I wanna be evil, I wanna spit tacks
I wanna be evil, and cheat at jacks
I wanna be wicked, I wanna tell lies
I wanna be mean, and throw mud pies

I wanna be evil, little evil me
Just as mean and evil as I can be

~ “ I Want to Be Evil” by Eartha Kitt

I Wanna Be Evil

I wanna be evil and the best way to be evil is to be deadly beautiful. With one of Mami Jewell’s newest gowns, I am wicked in the sexiest way. Mami has embraced mesh and brought her lush textures to a medium that is crowded with less-than-ideal artwork. She has also done what I love seeing designers do—mixing prims and mesh—this time with a feathered collar to create a dramatic, face-framing shape and beautiful satin flexi prims on the bottom for movement and elegance. Everything this gown is dramatic but not overstated.

I Wanna Be Evil

My vampiress look is achieved from several elements. First, Aida Ewing featured the Lucy skins a few weeks ago and with their “snow” complexion and very subtle brows and lips contrasting with a dark dark eye, they are perfect for this gorgeous specter. I found fangs from Sissy Pessoa were a perfect tattoo overlay—not too overt and elegant. And Carina Larsen’s white, elegantly rolled up-do is the epitome of restrained refinement that our cold-blooded beauty needs.

I Wanna Be Evil

And in the theatre
I want to change my seat
Just so I can step on everybody’s feet

Hair: Amacci Hair Estra ~ White by Carina Larsen for Amacci *

Skin: Glam Affair – Lucy – Snow – 03 A by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Fangs: Baiastice_fangs tattoo by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice *

Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Platinum by Ikon Innovia for  IKON

Dress: -AZUL- Iolanda/Ruby by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Jewelry: :::Sn@tch Languid Gothic Ribbon Choker::: by Ivey Deschanels for Sn@tch

Nails: Nailed It – Prim Nails – Long by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Make New Friends…

 Make New Friends

So this is what happens when some upstart blogger IMs you and gets all sweet and nice and funny. She lets you steal witty things from her profile. She dishes with you about her partner. Then, she sneaks up and asks to take your photo because of a blogger challenge. She asks you to look like yourself (whatever that is anymore, I am not sure). And then she takes your photo and you look like a billion bucks (see below).

Harper & Rainey

Rainey Manx, authoress of No Rainey Days, IM’d me and flattered me with her request to take my photo to answer Harlow Heslop’s question about what blogger inspires her. I was thrilled because Rainey’s work is incredible—she puts beauty into every piece she does (and I am incredibly envious because my PS and art skills stink). I was putty in her hands.

Make New Friends

Did we intend to dress to match? Nope. But that’s how similar we are in aesthetic–it all seemed to work. I can only talk about what I threw on; Rainey’s babeitude speaks for itself (and she has more at her blog). I started with a minidress and scarf from Trill Zapatero, who tempted me with several things at her store. I love the funky look of her things, their casual sexy hippy dippy coolness. All proceeds from sales at her store go to help Afghan women, so it appeals to my charitable side as well.

Make New Friends

My hair is my namesake from my someday partner Queue Marlowe (whenever Callie dumps me). Queue made the hair and then I sent a photo of RL Harper and we agreed—it matches. My skin, like Rainey’s, comes from Nena Janus’ beautiful mind.

Most importantly, our eyes come from a man we both hold dear to our heart—Ikon Innovia. I would like to think I am the reason they are together but I am guessing it’s more because of his devastating charm and her incredible wit and spirit. It seems Ikon lucked out. So did I in making a new friend :)

Make New Friends

… but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.

On Rainey:

Hair: Magika – Luna Roots Edition by Sabina Gully for Magika

Skin: League – Sia by Nena Janus for *League* *

Eyes: Fashism – Custom by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Sweater & Tank Top: Sn@tch – Church Sweater & Butch Tank Sheer by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch

Jeans: L.inc – Tyra Jeans by CK Winx for Luck Inc *

Belt: Coco – Calf Leather by cocoro Lemon for *COCO*

Necklace: Dark Mouse -  I’ve Lost My Way by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse*

Bracelet: Sigma – Siren by Sofi Trenkins for ~SIGMA~Jewels

Pose: !Bang – Promises by Triest Minuet for Bang Poses

 

On Harper:

Hair: AD – harper brown sugar by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: *League* Amber Br Sunkiss -Smoky- by Nena Janus for *League* *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Steel Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Top: BoHo HoBo minidress (tealquarks) by Trill Zapatero for BoHo Hobo

Jeans: Maitreya Skinny Jeans by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Scarf: BoHo HoBo skinny scarf (blue) by Trill Zapatero for BoHo Hobo

Ring: ::je suis::Gacha::tente::sky::ring by Julia Merosi for je suis

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Blue Suede by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Mollena

Mollena

Mollena before I met you
I’d always walked the line
I know you’d leave me
If I let you
The blame’s entirely mine
Cause I could fall into a whole world of trouble over you

~ “Mollena” by James Hunter

Mollena

Remember that girl in school who got every boy’s attention just by being who she was—she exuded some energy, some spirit and life that turned boys’ eyes? I knew several girls like this. As years passed, their stories always turned out to be a sad for whatever reason. Despite being able to capture any boy’s attention, they always chose the worst ones—the bad boys—and it always turned for the worse. No one can sustain that kind of energy forever.

My Mollena here is in tribute to the beauty who captured the boys’ attention. All sorts of boys fell into a world of trouble over her. From her slinky tank top from Betty Doyle (a great separate that can span tons of looks—from retro to contemporary) to little black capris from Ivey Deschanel, Mollena has a look that’s rockin’. Accessories from Dick Wiesel (who has this belt out in color change) and Nyte Caligari make the look. And of course, high heels from Teresa Republic turn cute into sexy.

Mollena

The real story here is the skin and hair. First, this skin from Helyanwe Vindaloo is fresh and pretty—youthful but not kewpie-doll. The eyeliners in this series are fantastic—I opted for this modified cat-eye, which looks smokin’ hot without being over made-up on this pale skin. My hair is from Kavar Cleanslate’s newest color set—Evolution. I love how he includes roots with the hair—we all have them as the hair grows out and lightens as it gets long. The style reminds me of that girl in school—she wore it short and feathered and sassy just like this. (She’s divorced with three kids now. *sigh*)

Mollena

Cause I could fall into a whole world of trouble over you

Hair: ::Exile:: Caitrin:Roots-Stefani by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::

Skin: .ploom. Maia_Cream – BL – Eyeliner 4 by Helyanwe Vindaloo for .ploom

Top: Ingenue :: Trixie Halter :: Halter :: Teal by Betty Doyle for Ingenue *

Capris: :::Sn@tch Le Jazz Hot Bodysuit Capris (Black)::: by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch *

Earrings: [mixxES]Hoop and feather earrings04(L) by marron Vita for Mixx Ethnic Style (no longer available)

Bracelets: Nyte’N’Day – Elle Bangles – Green by Nyte Caligari for Nyte’N’Day

Belt: :. WoE .: Nomi Leather Belt (Grey) by Dick Wiesel for :. WoE .: *

Shoes: ! haut.monde – Gossip Pumps – Silver Peony by Teresa Republic for haut.monde *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works Animations *