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

Special Occasion—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 7

Special Occasion—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 7

“Don’t save something for a special occasion. Every day of your life is a special occasion.” ~ Thomas S. Monson

Special Occasion—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 7

With all the snow-covered sims and sleighs and jingle bells, it’s hard to remember that a majority of the world does not celebrate a white Christmas, especially if you’re from the cold and wintery North as I am. Truth is, most enjoy their holiday with sunshine outside and the doors open or the AC on.

Somnia Snowpaw’s beautiful gift for the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar is a reminder that some girls go to holiday parties in pretty dresses that are not velvet but cool cotton and in this case, open in the back. I love this dress template and Somnia has done something very special with it with this dress. Having a floral pattern on the skirt with a beautifully shaded top, it’s a gorgeous gift.

My shoes are Eudora 3D’s latest for Uber and a gorgeous pair with a texture change HUD with the lovely paisley pattern in black, brown or white on a texture-change HUD. It’s a perfect match for this lovely dress.

Special Occasion—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 7

Every day the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar has been issuing two gifts—one for anyone and one specifically for KittyCatS lovers but today there is a double bonus for everyone. Sawsan Secretspy has created this gorgeous skin as a gift for the calendar. With beautifully lined eyes and a pink shadow plus a neutral lipstick, the skin is a beautiful gift for any day of the season but it looks especially perfect with Somnia’s dress! Queue Marlowe’s new ‘do with a curly ponytail brought around to the side and bangs in front.

Special Occasion—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 7

Hair: AD – FITTED bangers – dark reds with AD – bang 2 – dark reds by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Miah Tan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

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

Dress: .: Somnia :. Kohana Dress by Sanura Snowpaw for .: Somnia :., GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Eudora 3D Jenn Pumps by Eudora3D for Eudora 3D, available at Uber *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations

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

Plus Je T’embrasse

Plus Je T’embrasse

Plus je t’embrasse, plus j’aime t’embrasser
Plus je t’enlace, plus j’aime t’enlacer
Le temps qui passe ne peut rien y changer
Mon coeur bat quand tu t’en vas
Mais tout va bien quand tu reviens car
Plus je t’embrasse, plus j’aime t’embrasser
Je ne peux m’en passer
J’en ai tellement envie que j’oublie tout dans la vie
C’est sans cesse que j’aime t’embrasser
Plus je t’embrasse, plus j’aime t’embrasser
Plus je t’enlace, plus j’aime t’enlacer

~ “Plus Je T’embrasse” by Blossom Dearie

Plus Je T’embrasse

My friend just got back from a week plus in Paris. It was a wonderful visit, a chance to wander around one of his favorite cities, revisit his French, and enjoy the colors and cuisines. At one point, he told me, he looked at the cost of flats in Paris. He really wanted to stay. I understand that feeling. I had done the same the last time I was there.

He pointed out to me that two young ladies who helped him with some work he was doing there were typically Parisian—they wore their clothes with a casual elegance that only Parisian girls manage. I hope I get a measure of that elegance with this look. Start with a coat from Erratic Rain, beautifully rendered in 100% original mesh with a great texture change hud for the buttons and sleeves and available in 10 colors.

I switched the sleeves to white so I could wear it with this darling asymmetric skirt from Areve, who is having a sale at her new location. This skirt comes in 5 colors on a handy HUD and in you can get four different versions. I happened to pick up several things.

Plus Je T’embrasse

Terrie Dreadlow is also having a sale in honor of her 6th rez day and I got these darling t-straps meant for Slink feet but also fit Belleza mesh body feet with minor adjustment. The shoes have a great color change HUD and are also modifiable (so I could darken the red to match). At 66L, these shoes were a STEAL.

Umazuma Metaluna has released the bare Hazel skins and I gladly donned one with a great lipstick from Zxxrysa Magic, free in the Dirty Turkey Hunt. Long wavy locks from Ms. Queue Marlowe give the final touch.

Plus Je T’embrasse

Hair: AD – grappa – blacks by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Hazel – Bare face(toffee) DB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Cat eyeliner and [theSkinnery] Blush by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Lipstick: PICHI – VELVET MATTE Lipstick [Ravish Me Red] by Zxxrysa Magic for Pichi, for the Dirty Turkey Hunt *

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

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

Jacket: erratic / mischa – wrap-coat / red by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at FaMESHed *

Skirt: -Pixicat- TheDark.Skirt by Areve for -Pixicat-

Clutch: AUSHKA&CO-My Little Leather Clutch-Black by Aida Oxygen for Aushka&Co

Shoes: Has Been – Kendall Slingbacks by Terrie Dreadlow for Has Been

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Happy Halloween!

I had the lucky fortune of being asked to do photos for the SL splash page and Marketplace for Linden Lab. They chose two photos, and I think it’s only fair to give credit where credit is due on the great content I used to put them together.

Happy Halloween!

Left witch:

*~*Damselfly*~*Jojo Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at the Body Modification Expo *

.::WoW Skins::. Aisha Tan 01 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Black Dot Event *

…:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::… Candy Corn Witch Dress by Cameron Velinov for …:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::…, available on Marketplace

 

Right witch:

*~*Damselfly*~*Tabby Rigged-Mesh Mixed by Shylah Honey for Damselfly *

[theSkinnery] Hazel – Pumpkin (toffee) DB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Seasons Story *

Tameless Witchy Woman Outfit by Nita Bracken for Tameless, available on Marketplace

 

{what next} Bubbling Brew Cauldron by Winter Thorn for {what next}, available on Marketplace

 

Background taken at Garden of Dreams

 

Happy Halloween!

Left sister:

*~*Damselfly*~*Brielle Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at the Vintage & Cool Fair *

.::WoW Skins::. Aisha Tan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Black Dot Event *

IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Aspen by Ikon Innovia for IKON

.::DD::. Nevermore! by Kiddo Oh for Dead Dolls, available on Marketplace

 

Right sister:

AD – k’leesish – light browns by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available at Mystic Realms Faire *

:: PM :: Creatura Headpiece – Halloween Special by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon, available on Marketplace

-Belleza- Mae Med 2 Bl by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at the Vintage & Cool Fair *

.ID. Portrait Eyes / Blue by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

NS::  Witch Costume (mesh) by Nani Soulstar for  NS:: Cutie Store, available on Marketplace

.:* LOULOU&CO *:. – Choker ::TANGO :: V.1 by Lolly Carlberg for .:* LOULOU&CO *:.

 

Poses: Familiar Pose by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo, available at Pose Me Amazing *

 

Background taken at Bentham Forest

Lulu

Lulu

In youth, it was a way I had,
To do my best to please.
And change, with every passing lad
To suit his theories.

But now I know the things I know
And do the things I do,
And if you do not like me so,
To hell, my love, with you.

~ Dorothy Parker

 

Lulu

This dress from Pixivor Allen has been in my inventory for a while now, waiting for the best look and I finally was able to get it together. The dress itself, fully mesh, is an almost vintage satin dress with a deep brown autumn hue so I dressed it up with deco jewelry from AvaGardner Kungler and darling wrapped shoes made for Belleza or Slink feet from Klari55a. (These shoes include a HUD for changing multiple parts of the shoe for easy dress up.)

Lulu

I also had this skin from Nena Helix in my inventory, always intending to wear it with a more ethereal look and this was the ticket, especially with special make up that Constance Daehlie made for a past Genre round that adds the drama I need to this look. Of course, the other inspiration for this look is Queue Marlowe’s newest hair, a darling look with a pin curl up front and flowing flexi locks.

Lulu

Hair: AD – qake (FITTED) – dark reds by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: .Birdy. Dreamer Skin ~Pure~ (Dark) by Nina Helix for Birdy

Makeup: #adored – gibson girl – full face by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

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

Dress: AlaFolie-FRANCE by pixivor Allen for AlaFolie

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Magdalene necklace – Coffee 1 by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Shoes: .:KC:. IBIZA Luxury Heels for Belleza High by Klari55a for KC Couture

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Dilettante

Dilettante

Slow down, dilettante
So I can limp beside you
And follow in your rush too

Hang on, street savant
My bank in my pocket
How far you think you’ll take us?

You’re like a party I heard through the wall
Invite me

~ “Dilettante” by St. Vincent

Dilettante

I thought a song by St. Vincent was a perfect choice for a dress by LeeZu. Both throw together colors, patterns, ideas into a melange of perfect sound and thought. LeeZu’s latest mesh has ruching in the back and front and a little lace peekaboo slip at the hem. Other creators would make this a simple shape; LeeZu does more with it. Then she applies her amazing art, combing graphic color with actual feel-touch textures and detail.

I added one of Abraxxa Anatine’s jewelry sets for Mystic Realms Faire to the look. Obviously this is meant for some elven look but it works just as well with a regular outfit which bespeaks its stylishness and versatility. Nails from Cyclic Gears for My Slink Obsession give me a stylish orange metallic touch.

Gina Lurra has created a pair of mesh boots with a HUD that allows you to change everything except the color of your underwear—vamp, heel, sole, studs, zipper, etc. She includes rigged and unrigged versions (for those of you who can’t resist tinkering).

Dilettante

Queue Marlowe has come out with a new style that is out to there in curls and style. Once again, Queue blew corkscrews out of the water with this look. It is made of bouncy flexi prims with a color-change hairband. My skin is Aleida Rhode’s sensual coppery skin for the Body Modification Expo. With a beautifully shaded body and a lovely face, it’s a great offer at the Expo. I added a slick of gloss from Mocksoup Graves to soften the look.

Dilettante

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

Skin: Elysium – Devine II skin – medium by Aleida Rhode for Elysium, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Lipstick: M.O.C.K Cosmetics Sweet Coral Lipstain by Mocksoup Graves for [mock cosmetics]

Eyes: #adored – siren eyes – kelp by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Dress: [LeeZu!] Cala Dress <mesh,rigged,materials> /olive by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Necklace and Earrings: EarthStones Elena Necklace and Ball Earrings – Chrysocolla by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

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

Nail appliers: [LVLE] Fall Textured Fingernails by Cyclic Gearz for LVLE, available at My Slink Obsession *

Boots: [IRENA] Spikes boots Fitted by Gina Lurra for [IRENA] *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin