Geek Chic—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 18

Geek Chic—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 18

“Why is being a nerd bad? Saying I notice you’re a nerd is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsey Lohan. Why is that?” ~ John Green

Geek Chic

I’m a nerd. I admit. I am a nerd about SL. I passionately love SL. I love my friends. I am an “enthusiast.” The way I see it, some people geek out about knitting, some geek out about model airplanes, some geek out about the Raiders. Me? I geek about SL. There’s nothing like meeting an SL friend in RL and suddenly conversation turns to Burning Life or Maitreya shoes or gestures or why you can’t teleport instead of taking the stairs. (All such conversations happened this weekend when Eshi and I had drinks with an SL friend who was in from out-of-town.)

Eku Zhong makes some of the coolest stuff including shoes for KoiKoi and furniture and structures and other whacko stuff for Culprit. She made this silly sign for the KittyCatS Advent Calendar and it’s honestly a perfect piece for most of us SL nerds. I couldn’t resist wearing this awesome sweater from Dawn Brunswick that she is selling at Frost. It comes with six equally uh… “interesting” textures including one with big furry kittens. My boots are Tatyana Ultsch’s super fly boots for Frost, which include a HUD that allows the addition of a strap and other decorative features.

Geek Chic

I put on Truth Hawks’ great long ponytails with bangs. They really aren’t that nerdy but I needed something whimsical and this fit the bill.  I love Jade Glazner’s skins because of the clean palette they give for wearing makeups. I wore her cateye liner so my eyes could be seen better behind these great nerdy glasses from Laika Saintlouis—cuz even a nerd can be cute!

Geek Chic

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Jinx by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: ::NM:: Zoe (05) Brown with ::NM:: Zoe Makeups (Eyes) Liner by Jade Glazner for ::Nar Mattaru::

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light blue by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Sweater: {joli} Obnoxious Oversized Sweaters by Dawn Brunswick for {joli}, available at FROST

Glasses: Alphavillain – Samuel Glasses (Black) by Laika SaintLouis for Alphavillain

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

Tights: Izzie’s – Tights pastel pink by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Boots: :::insanya::: Stomper Boots (high top) by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at FROST *

Wall art: Culprit Talk Nerdy to Me by Eku Zhong for Culprit, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

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

Geek Chic

Together—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 17

Together—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 17

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” ~ Garrison Keillor

Together

Today’s KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar is a double-whammy of star power. Both Shai Delacroix and Barnesworth Anubis are giving gifts, so make sure you get to the calendar today. Shai has contributed this darling mesh Santa hat, perfect for good girls and boys (and bad ones too). I matched it up with this darling coat from Ivy Burner that she is featuring at Frost, a beautiful piece of mesh work, intricately done  with a hood and fur-trimmed cuffs, collar and hem. Ivy has really upped her mesh game and she caters to every applier possible. She is a hard-working lady. I paired it with tights from Lisanna Lauria and great boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo, both also available from Frost.

Barnesworth has made these beautiful sets of mesh frames, 1 land impact with both dark and light frames, which can be modified in size, to change the matte colors, whatever you choose. He has improved the LOD over frames he has made in the past so they render beautifully. I use these frames extensively in my house because, well, I am a shutterbug (duh) and love having a visual reminder of the wonderful times I have had with my friends. The frames are kind of an iconic piece for SL—we are social and we are visual in this world and this piece serves as the perfect container for that.

Together

Shyla Diggs is offering a gorgeous set of skins at The Liaison Collaborative this month and with separate lip tattoos, you get a seemingly endless variety of looks from one small pack of skins. And what a gorgeous set of looks. Ms. Bubbles Clawtooth’s hair fits perfectly under Shai Delacroix’s holiday hat and makes my look pretty and festive.

Together

 

Hair: Clawtooth: Color Me Pretty – Coco by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth *

Skin: -Belleza- Mae TLC Med 6 Dk with -Belleza- Mae TLC Med Gloss 3 by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

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

Coat: ~Sassy!~ Let It Snow by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at FROST *

Hat: *Shai* Christmas Santa Hat by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Tights: MoDANNA [Myriade Collection] Wool Tights Green by Lisanna Lauria for MoDANNA, available at FROST *

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

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

Boots: Essenz – Brooklyn (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at FROST *

Frames: [ba] gallery wall frames – light and [ba] gallery wall frames – dark GIFT by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis, available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

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

Together

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

Holiday Melody—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 15

Holiday Melody—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 15

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ~ Confucius

Holiday Melody

For some, the soul of the Christmas holiday is music. First there are the carols, then the plays and performances, the “Messiah,” the Nutcracker, and the general celebrations with wine and song. My wall décor is a perfect reminder. Today’s gift in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, this great wall candle set from Colleen Desmoulins gives a small glow to your home and brings song to your home. Colleen made it in two versions: a black iron and a more rustic distressed metal so you can accessorize your home to your pleasure. What a beautiful piece!

I put on this party dress from Wicca Merlin, made especially for the holidays, complete with materials in the textures, to celebrate. Wicca has taken a template mesh dress and done some great things with it, including adding small accessories that I don’t show here. She even includes gloves with Slink hand appliers.

Holiday Melody

My skin is Shyla Diggs; gorgeous new skin for The Liaison Collaborative. With thin arched brows, a beautifully shaded and lined eye and her full sexy lips, this skin will dress up your holiday exquisitely. MissAllSunday Lemon made this holiday hair for this month’s FaMESHed and as usual it’s a lovely look with her exquisite use of face-framing locks and wisps. Abraxxa Anatine made this lovely snowflake necklace for the holiday. It comes with gorgeous earrings which, of course, I can’t show but they are there. With gems dropping off the snowflakes, it’s a lovely reminder of the season.

Holiday Melody

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Holly Mesh Hair – Black coffee by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: -Belleza- Mae TLC Med 3 Dk by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

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

Dress: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Carol Gown [White/Red] by Wicca Merlin for Wicca’s Wardrobe *

Necklace: EarthStones Snowfall Necklace by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix La Nuza Stiletto Black (Slink) by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix *

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

Wall décor: The Loft – Noteworthy Wall Candles v.1 and v. 2 by Colleen Desmoulins for The Loft, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Holiday Melody

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

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