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

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

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 1

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 1

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

There’ll be much mistltoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When loved ones are near

~ “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams

advent calendar

It’s that time of year ago! Yes indeed! The KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar is out and I have the pleasure of showing you all the amazing content they will be giving as a gift EVERY SINGLE DAY until Christmas. The final gift will be, of course, a special holiday KittyCat. (The gorgeous front of the calendar was made by my partner, Callie Cline, who doesn’t know this, but she will be designing all my holiday cards in the future!)

The rules of the calendar are as follows: one gift per avatar. One gift per day but you can gather gifts from previous days if the door has been opened. Calendars will be available at the KittyCatS Wonderland, the main store for KittyCatS AND this year, at the stores of the contributing designers!

And who are this year’s designers? I am guessing you will be as stoked as I am when you see. (Just add “OMG OMG OMG” after each name as I did when I saw the final line-up):

  • Adored
  • Analog Dog
  • Azul
  • Barnesworth Anubis
  • Bare Rose
  • Blacklace
  • Chop Zuey
  • Convair
  • Culprit/Koikoi
  • Damselfly
  • Earthstones
  • Emo-tions
  • Funky Junk
  • Je Suis
  • Kunglers
  • Lapointe & Bastchild
  • LeeZu Baxter
  • Maxi Gossamer
  • Miamai
  • Mina
  • Pixel Mode
  • Scarlet Creative
  • Shai
  • Sn@tch
  • Somnia
  • The Loft
  • Tres Beau
  • Wow Skins

I am so excited for this line-up. This year is going to prove to be one of the best for gifts ever seen in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar! Thank you so much, wonderful designers!

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The first gift is a beautiful jewelry set from Belle Roussel, made specifically for the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar. The “Hearts of Hope” set includes a necklace, charm bracelet and earrings. What you can’t see in my static photo is that each gem has an animated texture so the diamonds appear to catch the light without having to include bling or have materials shown and is very representative of Belle’s beautiful work. The set is bold and rich-looking and festive ornamentation for any dress-up you want to do this holiday season.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I show it with an elegant sheath from Zib Scaggs that I have had in my inventory forever, waiting for the perfect look, and this was it. With new shoes from BabyChampagne Sass, which I was able to adjust to fit my Belleza Venus body feet, and Shyla Diggs’ new skin for Uber, it’s a dressy look for the holidays. My simple décor is a wire tree from Sway Dench that comes as a wall hanging or floor model, with or without little photo frames and with a great texture change script that allows gold or silver or a combo, also available at Uber.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Suki Mesh Hair – Cinnamon by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/ *

Skin: -Belleza- Lola Med 2 R by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at Uber *

Eyes: .ID. Shine Eyes / Blue-Green by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

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

Dress: Lifen ~ Lagoon by Zib Scaggs for Zibska

Jewelry: Hearts of Hope Gld Necklace, Hearts of Hope Gld Charme Bracelet, Hearts of Hope Gld Earrings by Belle Roussel for Chop Zuey, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}sexy cara SLK-v band by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}} *

Tree: Sway’s [Noel] wire Christmas tree / potted by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at Uber *

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

The Cats are Back!

The Cats are Back!

“What’s your name,’ Coraline asked the cat. ‘Look, I’m Coraline. Okay?’
‘Cats don’t have names,’ it said.
‘No?’ said Coraline.
‘No,’ said the cat. ‘Now you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are, so we don’t need names.”
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

The Cats are Back

The cats are back—the KittyCatS, that is. As per the season, two new breeds have come out for Halloween—Scarecrows and Monster Mash. I personally like the monsters as they are more my speed but the scarecrows are winsome and darling. I think it’s the blinking eyeballs on the heads that grabbed my heart. Who can resist a big eyeball? (The one on my head, incidentally, is going to be a gift at KittyCatS when Callie gets it out. Check in a few days. And she will have a couple gifts at the Fright Fair as well.)

This new dress from Ariadna Garrigus comes with a texture-change HUD that gives you one of three darling designs. I preferred this pattern because it reflected the colors of the KittyCatS and has an autumnal look. My shoes are Kenadeecole’s great set at the Body Modification Expo and fit both Slink and Belleza feet (which is good because I am still wearing the Belleza Mesh body). They are sexy defined.

The Cats are Back

I found this darling skin from Inka Mexicola had an affinity for the hair Mina Nakamura just put out. Inka has put the skin out at the Candy Fair with a number of delightful candy-colored lip and brow colors, so they could make your sweet look shine. Mina has this great hair for the Mystic Realms Faire, perfect for an adventuring woman with its ragged ends and implied messiness. And my orange eyeball and blue horns look great with it! And it’s really all about the big eyeball.

The Cats are Back

Hair: MINA Hair – Simone (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Skin: Essences – Ingrid (CandyFair) medium01 *makeup02* Essences {Ingrid – Uber} Dark01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Candy Fair *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – clarity – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

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

Dress: ***ArisAris AA61 In The world by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Hat: blue horns and orange eye by Callie Cline for KittyCats (gift!) *

Shoes: REIGN.- Helix Heels- (Belleza)- FATPACK by kenadeecole for REIGN, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Featured guests: KittyCats Monster Mash and Scarecrow by KittyCats for KittyCats, available at Fright Fest *

Funny Bunnies

Funny Bunnies

All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt! ~ Lucy Van Pelt

Funny Bunnies

Easter’s coming up and for some it’s and important holiday but for many it heralds the beginning of Spring. With chocolates and Easter egg hunts and bunnies, it’s a lovely holiday, and I have surrounded myself with the newest KittyCatS to celebrate. These kittens were custom made for the Showers & Flowers collection (rain, flowers, sunshine and blue skies) and the Bunny Babies, who wear darling flapbacked pajamas with bunny ears. These will be sold for only a limited time, so get them now! Interspersed are eggshell candles from Cherelle Capra and lovely sparkling art she is selling for the holiday (including one piece that is a group gift.

I dressed all in purple for the holiday, starting with my darling top from Paul Lapointe, which comes in a long and short version, which I wear here, and as usual, includes a texture-change HUD that offers 16 bright and muted textures. I have to note that Paul and Bast’s textures are infinitely better than your run of the mill looks. Paul does all his mesh himself and he does it with exacting attention. The fabric wraps around to a perfect insouciant bow in back. My jeans are from Christel Morane, who is selling these sexy skinny jeans at the 100 Block in several colors. My handbag is GraceHaddington’s newest, and it includes a texture change HUD with 8 colors and an AO that allows you to wear the handbag in several poses without seeing it go through your body. I picked up my shoes from the other day and decided to wear them because Pill Kanto did such a great job!

Funny Bunnies

My fresh look comes from PeachieMuah, who loves to add dimples and ruddiness to her faces to connote a healthful glow and youthfulness. Her skins are doll-like and precious but they still work on my rather longer face. My beautiful eyes are Isabelle Requiem’s featured product at Kustom9. I have been waiting for her to come out with new ones! Finally, my big fluffy hair comes from the master of feathered and fluffy locks, Kavar Cleanslate. I clicked around on his HUDs for quite a while to find this perfect blonde, pink-tinted look and had a good time imagining the possibilities. Hoppy Easter!

Funny Bunnies

Good: finding Easter eggs on Easter. Bad: finding Easter eggs at Christmas.

Hair: Exile::San Francisco Wild Fusion 2 by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at The Seasons Story *

Skin: {FF Doll} Zoe Natural _Cleavage by PeachieMuah for Fresh Face *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – deep teal by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Kustom9 *

Top: L&B S’wear “Bianca” Camisole Cropped – Color Knit Set by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Pants: D-Style – Punky Pants w.HUD/Purple by Christel Morane for Delirium Style, available at the 100 Block *

Handbag: [LG] Boutique-Minirosa Tote by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Peep Solid Polish (Slinks) by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at the 100 Block *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: MIAMAI_Difference high pumps -luxe- magenta by Pill Kanto for Miamai *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Art: [CIRCA] – Spring Art Panels – Trio Canvas Set by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at the Easter Market Event *

More art: [CIRCA] – “Burst of Spring” – Art Panel 4 – Group Gift by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA] *

Candles: [C.] Pkg – “EasterLand” Eggshell Candles – Set 5 by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA] *

Starring the Showers & Flowers and Bunny Baby KittyCats by KittyCats for KittyCats

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

Cat People

Cat People

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Cat People

Callie invited me to blog the KittyCats Advent Calendar and I gladly accepted though.. well, I am not a cat person entirely. I like cats. We coexist nicely. But I am not enamored of them the way some people are. There are, of course, the “cat ladies,” who are the extreme. But there are also kitty girls, who just like to snuggle their kitties and once in a while dress them up. There are cat women who enjoy the independence of their cats. And then there are the cat men, a particularly charming subset, who expend their nurturing energy on their cats. I know a few of those, all of them tender and kind to a fault.

So I have to be honest, you generally would not be catching me wearing a sweater like this one from Sanura Snowpaw (note the name) except it is one of the generous gifts in the KittyCats Advent Calendar (which she gives away in several colors). Once I put it on, I realized how cozy it is, how it keeps me warm during this very cold winter, and how it has its own delight with a goofy kitty on the front. Worn with cat-patterned wellies from Moonbubble Gothly, it’s a fun and funky outfit.

Cat People

Aida Ewing has come out with a new skin set that I will undoubtedly be showing more often. The Kaelyn set seems to fit my shape better—I wonder if Aida is making to the avatar shape for whom the skin is named. The Mokatana definitely didn’t look as good on me—I have a face shape more like Kaelyn’s—especially in the mouth. Ms. Queue Marlowe has come out with two new styles that are, as usual, delicious and fun. This topknot is SO Queue.

Cat People

Finally, today’s giftie in the Advent Calendar is a royal throne for your favorite KittyCat made lovingly by Carlotta Ceawlin. The seat opens so if you want to dump the cat in, it’s possible. (Oops, did I just say that?)

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“If cats looked like frogs we’d realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That’s what people remember.” ~ Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

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

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

Eyes: [Brixley] Moody Eyes – violet by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Kustom9 *

Sweater: .: Somnia :. Pussy Jumper {Purple} by Sanura Snowpaw for .: Somnia :., available at the KittyCats 2013 Advent Calendar at KittyCats Winterland *

Leggings: Djinn & Tonic – Snowflake Tights [Purple, pants] by Gin Galtier for Djinn and Tonic (no longer available)*

Boots: [ bubble ] Purple Leo Wellies by Moonbubble Gothly for [bubble] *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Kitty bench: *Kitty* Bench – Dreamscapes Art Gallery for Kittycats Advent by Carlotta Ceawlin for Dreamscapes Art Gallery, available at the KittyCats 2013 Advent Calendar at KittyCats Winterland