Before the Party—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

Before the Party—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

“I believe when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade…and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” ~ Ron White

Before the Party

Before any party in my house, there is a period of furious cleaning, pulling out the special dishes, setting the ambience. Since the holidays are coming up, I pulled out some accessories for creating the mood. Sway Dench’s fireplace for the Liaison Collaborative is a great centerpiece without flickering fire and Trace Osterham’s collection of bar tray and other party-related items (cleverly named “Eighteenth Amendment”) create a perfect party atmosphere.

Wintery house preparations mean a cozy sweater and tights, this the wonderful cabled turtleneck Missqwerty Pevensey is featuring for Frost with a great shape and wonderfully textured cables. Tights from Maya Levane warm the look up.

But the best part of the look are the other gift today in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, these custom-made boots from LeeZu Baxter. LeeZu has thought to include a darling artistic kitten on her boots with a great colorset, made exclusively as a gift to any takers. Come get her fabulous mesh boots from the calendar today!

Before the Party

Sawsan Secretspy has now released her golden skin tone for the Elsa line and it sure is gorgeous with a deeper tone for girls who want to shine. This set includes heavily lined eyes for a more seductive look. My casual updo with a bun at the nape of the neck is one of Mirja Mills newest and comes complete with her great texture-change HUD. And my gorgeous green eyes are from Constance Daehlie’s new set at Anypose.

Before the Party

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * LOLLI * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Elsa Golden 03 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

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

Sweater: [AB] Sweater Dress Tan by Missqwerty Pevensey for American Bazaar, available at FROST *

Tights: (TokiD) un tights -orange 1 by Maya Levane for TokiD

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

Boots: [LeeZu!]  Mia Miu Boots <mesh,resize> /special by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu!, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Fireplace: Sway’s [Valerie] Fireplace . wood-medium by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Bar service: {theosophy} Eighteenth Amendment by Trace Osterham for {theosophy}, available at The Arcade *

  • {theosophy} Eighteenth Amendment – Bar Cart (Light) RARE
  • {theosophy} Eighteenth Amendment – Plates (Gold)
  • {theosophy} Eighteenth Amendment – Plates (Moss)
  • {theosophy} Eighteenth Amendment – Bottles (C)
  • {theosophy} Eighteenth Amendment – Bottles (B)
  • {theosophy} Eighteenth Amendment – Punch Bowl (Mint)
  • {theosophy} Eighteenth Amendment – Lamp (Mint)

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

Before the Party

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

Santa Baby—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 3

Santa Baby—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 3

Santa Baby, slip a sable under the tree, for me.
been an awful good girl, Santa baby,
so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa baby, a 54 convertible too,
Light blue.
I’ll wait up for you dear,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Think of all the fun I’ve missed,
Think of all the fellas that I haven’t kissed,
Next year I could be just as good,
If you’ll check off my Christmas list,

Santa baby, I wanna yacht,
And really that’s not a lot,
Been an angel all year,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

~ “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt

 

Santa Baby

It’s probably time to spoil yourself a little for the holidays. You have been through Black Friday and Cyber Monday and even Afterthought Tuesday (and wearing those dangerously high heels while you shopped). One good way is to dress like you own the place and run to the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar and get today’s gift, this set of earrings from Maxi Gossamer that she makes available in both gold and silver.

My skin is one of the collection at NatalieWells’ shop that I picked up while I was doing the Skin Addiction Black Friday. I love this skin—the tone, the lips, the eyes, the brows, the body. Granted, you can barely see the eyes in this look because of the dramatic cut that Mirja Mills has just put out. But you see enough of the smoky, classy face to get the idea.

Santa Baby

I imagined a very well-to-do, well-dressed lady about town when I made this look and GraceHaddington’s newest sheath with jacket is what made the look. Grace does textures like no one else I have ever met. She combines and layers them on mesh pieces with amazing proportions and shadows and depths that create beautiful, high fashion looks. This skill is also noticeable in my stiletto pumps that Grace made. Add to that that each of these outfits comes with a texture-change HUD and the pumps have nine various textures, not just an in-world color change. And everything is priced ridiculously low for what you get as far as artistry and versatility. Santa baby, hurry down the chimney tonight, and bring me more of these gorgeous fashions!

Santa Baby

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ALICIA* by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: Deesses Skins: Nadine – black eyebrows – caramel mocha by NatalieWells for Deesses

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

Dress: [LG] Boutique-Fall 2014 Chase Me by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Black Sun – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Handbag: bitch. – mesh purse Houndstooth/Black by Maxwell Graf for bitch @ Rustica *

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

Nail appliers: :[P]:- Slink Applier [NAILS-Hands]:// Caraoa by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: [LG] Boutique-Fall 2014 Jaide Heels by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Rainbow’s End

Rainbow’s End

“Where does the rainbow end,
in your soul or on the horizon?”
~ Pablo Neruda

Rainbow's End

Something bright and colorful for an unusually cold and cloudy day where I am. This great tie-dyed dress from Cortez Brandriss comes in several colors/patterns but I was feeling the hippie love so I got this one. Something about it just makes me happy. I accessorized with some great Indian-inspired jewelry from Dima Plessis for the Jewelry Fair, which is opening today. It came with a great texture-change HUD that allowed me all sorts of clicky changes to mix and match AND she did the fine service of providing a few prematched options. Love it all, especially with the bangles she has also made for the Fair.

Rainbow's End

My long braid is Mirja Mills’ newest with side-swept bangs and an interesting combo of braids rigged to the avatar. As always, you get Mirja’s great assortment of hair colors. My glowing skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s newest for the Suicide Dollz Event. Sawsan is going nuts with new skins, and they are all gorgeous. How does she do it?!

Rainbow's End

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * MELA* by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Raja DarkTan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Suicide Dollz Event *

Eyes: [Buzz] Ardent Eyes – Angel by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri

Dress: [ free bird ] Aucklet Dress – Karma by Cortez Brandriss for [ free bird ]

Necklace: Cazimi: Ahlam Necklace – Ultimate by Dima Plessis for Cazimi, available at The Jewelry Fair (opens September 13)*

Earrings: Cazimi: Ahlam Earrings – Ultimate by Dima Plessis for Cazimi, available at The Jewelry Fair (opens September 13)*

Bracelets: Cazimi: Suhaila Indian Bangles – Pink & Gold by Dima Plessis for Cazimi, available at The Jewelry Fair (opens September 13)*

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

Nail appliers: Ma Vie. – Les Vernis – Classics by Mavi Beck of Ma Vie

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Pure Poison – Lisa Sandals – Black by Shaleene Kenin for Pure Poison

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

Put to the Test

Put to the Test

“We’re all put to the test… but it never comes in the form or at the point we would prefer, does it?” ~ David Mamet

Put to the Test

The Arcade is coming soon and all the sneak previews are starting to emerge. Trace Osterham made this fabulous collection of carnival games, the kind you put your hand on or pull a lever and find out what your personality trait is. They have been scripted for one or two people (depending on the topic) and include sounds and glowing flashing lights. The rare is, of course, the fortune teller, who gives you a cryptic fortune you wear and read. The graphics on the pieces are amazing and Trace did these in mesh himself, so you won’t find them anywhere else. Get one or get all for your SL rec room or carnival! (Please note I rated “The Devil” below. Maybe THAT’s why I scored “Hot Stuff” on the other one–see above.)

Put to the Test

Beanster Potato has a few brands she makes content for, all of them sporty and fun with great textures and versatility. This dress is one of her 20.Five brand, priced low and designed for casual wear. Beanster uses prepurchased mesh for these pieces, and she makes no secret of that. The advantage of buying them is in her great textures and the texture-change HUD she includes with every piece. I wore the dress, clicked to the turquoise I liked, and then the shoes, and clicked to my silver. Done!

Put to the Test

Mirja Mills just put out this darling medium-length ‘do with a barrette holding back a lock of hair. As always, the hair comes with a HUD to allow quick choice of your favorite hair tone. Lumiya Rae is selling this lovely skin for girls who like beautifully defined features and pretty puckery lips. Appliers are available!

Put to the Test

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * HILARY * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: L ~ Delphine : 5 – Caramel  / Bare {Mid Cleavage} by Lumiya Rae for Lumae

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

Dress: 20.FIVE Mesh: Sinas Dress (Fitted) by Beanster Potato for 20.Five *

Bracelets: Elysium – Kira bracelet – geometric silver(mat enabled – ver 2) by Aleida Rhode for Elysium *

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: 20.FIVE: Helga Heels by Beanster Potato for 20.Five *

Testers by Trace Osterham for {theosophy}, available at the Arcade (opening soon)

  • {theosophy} Age Tester
  • {theosophy} Enemy Tester
  • {theosophy} Evil Tester
  • {theosophy} Hottie Tester
  • {theosophy} Love Tester
  • {theosophy} Passion Tester
  • {theosophy} Sass Tester
  • {theosophy} Zultor the Fortune Teller

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

No Scare Hair

No Scare Hair

If you look at Mirja Mill’s hair for Hair Fair this year, you might think she was one fierce chick. The truth is Mirja’s a pussycat who makes ferocious fantasy hair. Mirja is rolling out the feral and fiery for Hair Fair this year.

No Scare Hair

I can’t help but think Mirja had a bit of fun with these. She went back to her fantasy roots with these pieces, combining her great imagination for styles with her exquisite jewelry work. If you get one of these styles, you get that extra bonus of jewels and horns.

No Scare Hair

But don’t limit yourself to thinking that they are simply for RP: many can be worn without so they would be wonderful on their own as simple hair pieces. I especially like the two long styles with braids and sensuous locks curling down the back. Imagine these in another color not on a drow, and they are suddenly very romantic and sexy.

No Scare Hair

Mirja’s ‘dos all come with a great texture-change HUD with several options in both regular and “fade” combos. Additionally, the jewels have color change options, so you can customize your look to the nth degree.

Let me give a quick note about this absolutely stunning drow skin that Inka Mexicola is offering in a gacha at Kustom 9. Get it. Seriously.

No Scare Hair

I want to note that Mirja is always amazingly generous for charity festivals such as this one. She co-sponsored a sim for Fashion for Life and set up a gorgeous store. For Hair Fair she has created these five exquisite pieces, kicking 50% to Wigs for Kids. She is also offering the Medusa style with a texture-change HUD as a visitors’ gift. That’s beyond amazing. She is definitely a sweetheart, regardless of her wild and untamed locks.No Scare Hair

Hair (top to bottom):

Skin: Essences {Alex07} *drow* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom 9 *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – storm by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Outfit: [V/W] Tracker Outfit Grey by Reeva Hax for Velvet Whip, available at We <3 Role Play

Clouds in My Coffee

Clouds in My Coffee

“I had some dreams. They were clouds in my coffee, clouds in my coffee.” ~ “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon

Clouds in My Coffee

Home with a cup of coffee is where I want to be. I recently remodeled in SL with some new pieces including this kitchen set from Tobias Convair, an architect who has an eye for what a good kitchen in SL needs for décor. Included with the set are PG and Adult animations for a full kitchen narrative. (You can get busy with your honey or just share coffee.)

My top is one that Circe Ishtari put out a couple months ago but I have been saving it for the perfect look. It comes with a texture change HUD and the ability to color the ruffle and seams, which allows various iterations of the top. I waited well because these new jean capris from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus are going to be worn frequently this summer for casual looks. I love the painted denim they include in their extensive texture-change HUD. Finally, an African-inspired necklace from Maxi Gossamer, which is one of her featured pieces at Collabor88, which just opened, punctuates the look with a little fashion. (And Pho noticed my nails match my top perfectly with little flowers, thanks to one of Sasy Scarborough’s designs.)

Clouds in My Coffee

Dutchie Hoorenbeek came up with this clever little four-person table that could serve 1-4 people and she has expanded the idea with newly fashioned chairs in an arts and crafts theme. Dutchie has a fine eye for what people want in furniture—classic, usable, and wonderful animated. An entire meal can be had at these tables with place settings appearing as needed. She also supplies extra settings for viewings as this. With artwork and lighting, the scene is contemporary and cozy.

Clouds in My Coffee

My new skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s luscious Melodia. With sensual lips and eyes and a pretty blush, this skin suits many shapes and comes with appliers for most body parts. My long locks are Mirja Mills’ newest, suitable for both men and women, as she shows in her ads. I love her textures and the fine wisps that curl about.

Clouds in My Coffee

“It doesn’t matter where you’re from – or how you feel… There’s always peace in a strong cup of coffee.” ~ Gabriel Bá, Daytripper

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ROXANNE * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Melodia Tan 02 A by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

Eyes: [Buzz] Ardent Eyes – Angel by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri

Top: Tokyo.Girl . Ixi Ruffle Top by Circe Ishtari for Tokyo Girl *

Capris: L&B Swear “Capri” Pants – Denim by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Keisha – Short by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant and Elegant 1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails and Toenails Applier Slink A/E – Set 116 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Portland (Fatpack) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Kitchen:

  • +CONVAIR+ Birchdale Kitchen dark PG (short) by Tobias Convair for Convair, available at FaMESHed *
  • Various glasses and plates in the cabinet by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie blue and green rug by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *

Dining room:

  • Dutchie dining table by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie double ceiling lamp by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Extra table dressing dessert by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie Falling Snow by Kamisaka Sekka by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • [PM]Pixel Mode – Throw Rug by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode *

Skybox: {theosophy} Nicholaston Skybox by Trace Osterham for {theosophy} *