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

River—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 9

River—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 9

I wish I had a river so long,
I would teach my feet to fly.
Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on.

~ “River” by Joni Mitchell

River

Beloved Ruby sent over her KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar gifts—two gorgeous women’s winter coats and a men’s outfit with striped sweater—and Z said, “So let’s go skating!”

River

We had a wonderful time at the gorgeous frozen river/lake at Angel Manor. I was able to set the windlight to a late Sunday afternoon winter light straight out of my real life, so the skating seemed brisk and fun. We took a ton of photos between us. I treated a few of them in PS, which is not my usual, but they seemed so nostalgic.

I loved the gifts Beloved Ruby has made for the calendar, all of them lovely and truly generous and I had a great time finding the scarf from xxRyvenxx, the mittens from Izzie Button, and the tights from Bax Coen to dress the look up. Z had a fine time dressing his up for skating and both of us did tricks with our AOs all over the pond. Kaya Angel has outdone himself on this gorgeous build. It’s straight out of my own winter.

River

Shylah Honey has made this darling hair for the Winter Trend and it includes a HUD for changing the color of the headband as well as for the hair itself. The curls framing my face were ideal for this almost old-fashioned look. My skin was one of Rocketta Haven’s I got during the Skin Addiction Black Friday sales, a luscious-lipped, blushed pale skin that offset well with all the red I was wearing.

We had so much fun! More photos can be found on my Flickr.

River

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Winterrose Non-Rig Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at Winter Trend *

Skin: [KOOQLA] Nico – Tan 02 (db) by Rocketta Haven for Kooqla

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

Coat: [RUBY] – WINTER COAT – RED HOUNDSTOOTH by Beloved Ruby for [RUBY], GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Scarf: *+S.F.+* Cute Cuddle Scarf – Grey by xXRyvenXx for Sweet Fireflys

Stockings: BAX Soft Shine Pantyhose Black 35 Seams by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Mittens: Izzie’s – *resize* Mittens relaxed black by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Skates: ::V Style:: SKha V.3 – Red Ice Skates by Stephanie Kazyanenko for V Style Boots

AO: :KH: Ice Skate AO by Sala Snook for KAMI-HITOE

 

On Z:

Hair: INDI *Oversized Beanie* light grey – night (resize) with by Jamie Holmer for INDI

Skin: -Belleza- Ewan med 0 bald by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza-

Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee by Ikon Innovia for IKON

Beard: [IC] Mesh Full Heavy Beard Hipster (Black) Beard by Mayc Clowes for Iron Claw

Outfit: [RUBY] – CARDIGAN SWEATER – BLACK/GRAY with [RUBY] – WARM JEANS – DARK GRAY and[RUBY] – WARM KNIT SWEATER – BLACK by Beloved Ruby for [RUBY], GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Scarf: DoCoMo_Muffler by Yoshiyuki Yoshikawa for Disused Articles

Gloves: Mesh Unisex Leather Gloves by Meli Imako for Meli Imako

Skates: AvaBoy – Ice Skate Black by Lilac Niven for AvaGirl & AvaBoy

AO: AvaBoy – Ice Skates Tricks Control by Lilac Niven for AvaGirl & AvaBoy

 

Couples poses:

oOo Studio: Coax

{pose maniacs} 27 by Mari Stipe for Pose Maniacs

{pose maniacs} 21 by Mari Stipe for Pose Maniacs

Taken at the ice skating pond next to the Rose Theater, Angel Manor as created by Kaya Angel

River

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)

Something

Something

Something in the way she moves
Attracts me like no other lover
Something in the way she woos me

I don’t want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

~ “Something” by the Beatles

Something

With this dress from Wicca Merlin, I feel gorgeous. Wicca has managed to give new life to this template piece with polka dots and white trim. It’s kind of a wild look in some ways but she tones it down by making it purely black and white. Wicca is offering this beautiful dress with a stylish hat for the 2Lei event in observation of the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.” Learn more here. Underneath it all are Tiffy Vella’s great gacha shoes for Winter Faire. At 40L a pop, they are a deal!

Something

I am wearing the dress over the Belleza body with the push up breasts on. I have paired it with Shyla Diggs’ new skin that’s coming out at Uber soon. Once again, Shyla has outdone herself with gorgeous, expressive makeups and beautiful brows and features. My hair is MissAllSunday Lemon’s for Geeks N Nerds, and I am not quite sure what is geeky or nerdy about this lovely style.

Something

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Charlie Mesh Hair – Rouge by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at Geeks N Nerds *

Skin: -Belleza- Eva Uber Med 8 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: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Dotty Dress [2Lei] by Wicca Merlin for Wicca’s Wardrobe, available at 2Lei *

Jewelry: Lazuri Perles de Gloire Necklace and Bracelet by Zuri Lyric and Poulet Koenkamp for Lazuri

Clutch: MG – Purse – Midnight Dare Clutch Purse by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer *

Shoes: Eclectica Night Sky Stiletto-charcoal by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica, available at Winter Faire *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

The Apoplectic Post Apocalypse

The Apoplectic Post Apocalypse

“I’m a fuel-injected suicide machine! I am a rocker, I am a roller, I am an out-of-controller!” ~ Nightrider in “Max Max”

The Pursuit

Genre’s theme this month is post apocalyptic, so I threw together a look from all the great stuff offered that is fierce and sexy, hoping I could share with you a little post apocalyptic style. Top to bottom, items that are from Genre: wild red hair from Cruella Pennell, who includes two different shaved heads that are tintable if you need to go wild. Then there is a “tiara” from Photos Nikolaidis that I tinted myself to match more with my outfit. A little necklace from Plurabelle Laszlo, a remake of a great bottlecap necklace she had done years ago (I know because it was my first happiness from Bliensen + Maitai). My bracer from Discovering Destiny includes vials of.. something and the ever-important key.

The Pursuit

I rezzed the trailer from Jack Mondegreen and somehow my photo platform transformed itself into the Wastelands and bizarre characters of dubious provenance wandered across my scene. Soon I was engaging in chase scenes and various other feats of survival, using poses from Nancoix Urquan. Boots from Keishi Roo, of course, give me the edge and  the skirt from Spooky Mistwallow (yes, tough girls can wear skirts, especially when they wield a nail studded baseball bat from Draconias Timeless). All of the above is from Genre. Capture was in order with a great pose set from Kirsty Oherlihy (not available at Genre but essential to this narrative). I gave Z a run for his money!

The Pursuit

I am wearing Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus’ new corset, which includes a great texture change HUD with a ton of color options for the leather and the metal studs. Clicking this look in took a bit of time because I had so many choices! Paul makes a variety of sizes of mesh to suit your body proportions. If you prefer to be a bit more busty, he gives you that option. Any piece from L&B is chock full of options and is made of 100% original and well-rigged mesh. I can’t speak highly enough of their work.

I want to point out I am wearing the mesh Venus body from Belleza. I have done a few things with it to complete my look. I clicked on the push up breasts to fill in that corset, and I reduced my shape size. I still can’t understand why folks resist messing around with their shape a little to get the look they want to achieve with their mesh body. This is the fitted mesh we all wanted for so long! Let’s use it! I reduced my breast size slightly to fit the higher boobs from the shape into this corset and voila!

I also invested a paltry sum and some time into the Omega appliers so I could wear the  great textured stockings on Omega appliers Bax Coen JUST came out with. Make sure you get the NEW [LNL] Omega System Kit – Belleza. Wear the “installer,” click it to load into your body, and then you can wear the Omega applier from Bax and click, you’re in business.  Fishnets! Do you want to figure out how to do this yourself? Join the Love N Lust group or join Skin Addiction group and ask.

And incidentally, Skin Addiction is having a blow out Black Friday sale starting this Friday. You need to join the Skin Addiction group (tp here) and then you wear your tag to get a kick back on any advertised purchases. (You also get to enjoy the scintillating repartee in the group and get help from hundreds, nay THOUSANDS of informed skin shoppers who also know tons about everything else SL.) There are OVER 50 creators offering at LEAST 25% off for this event so, as Maxxi says, find your sugar daddy and get shopping!

The Pursuit

Hair: adoness : ragnarok : scarlet with a : ragnarok : shaved base A : white TINTABLE by Cruella Pennell for Adoness, available at Genre *

Skin: -Belleza- Grace SK 3 R with -Belleza- Grace SK Gloss 3 by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza- *

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

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

Corset: L&B Swear “Teese” Leather Halter Corset by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Skirt: =MIrage= Apocalypse Skirt by Spooky Mistwallow for =Mirage=, available at Genre*

Tiara: A:S:S deLuxe – Doomsday Tiara (no gem) by Photos Nikolaidis for A:S:S, available at Genre *

Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai – Wastelands – Bottle Cap Necklace 1 by Plurabelle Laszlo for .Bliensen + MaiTai, available at Genre *

Bracer: *OAL*/*SP* RPGear – Renzo Bracer Blk by Discovering Destiny for On a Lark, available for Genre *

Bat: ~*S.E.*~ Betsy – Nail Bat (Clean) by Draconias Timeless for Souzou Eien, available at Genre *

Stockings: BAX Ornament Leggings Fat Pack 1 Appliers by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Fancy scripty things: [LNL] Omega System Kit – Belleza by Chellynne Bailey for Love n Lust

Boots: Goth1c0: Post Apoc Heavy Duty boots by Keishi Roo for Goth1c0, available at Genre *

Trailer: – Figurative – Wasteland Refuge Trailer by Jack Mondegreen for The Figurative Corporation, available at Genre *

Couples pose: RACK Poses – You’re Coming With Me! by Kirsty Oherlihy for RACK Poses

Poses: {NanTra} Road Warrior by Nancoix Urquan for {NanTra} Poses, available at Genre *

More info about Black Friday? Click here:

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Polar Vortex

Polar Vortex

“As a newsman, I want to salute whoever came up with the term ‘polar vortex. It is terrifying but still sounds all science-y. A lesser meteorologist could have overreached with ‘arctic coldnado’ or ‘alaskan dick punch,’ but ‘polar vortex’ is restrained but menacing.” ~ Stephen Colbert

Polar Vortex

The cold has begun in my part of the world, much too soon. Who thought this was a good idea? After last winter, all romance for fall and winter has left my heart. Forget Christmas—I want my summer back! The cold is so pervasive to me that even in SL I feel I have to bundle up so the receipt of this new puffy jacket from Tatyana Ultsch was very welcome. Besides her deft mesh work and absolutely kick ass textures, she includes a HUD to color change this jacket into one of 14 colors. The detailing is astonishing. Leri Miles is offering these sleek pants at the Thrift Shop 7.0, and they also include a texture-change HUD.  I attached Renee Harvy’s darling chunky loafers because I looked silly without feet. And I accessorized with old-school earmuffs from Antonia Marat and a great scarf from Trill Zapatero.

Polar Vortex

I wore this whole business over the Belleza Venus. I am not sure why but it’s just become more convenient for me to click alphas off than mess around trying to reconstitute myself with alphas and separate body parts and appliers for skin and fingernails and then toenails. I have heard the Maitreya body is just as gorgeous, so I can’t wait to see that one come out. I am wearing Sawsan Secretspy’s newest offer for the Designer Circle and I applied pretty pink lipstick from Constance Daehlie. My hair is a darling bun from MissAllSunday Lemon that she is offering at the Xiasumi School Festival.

Polar Vortex

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Suki Mesh Hair – Chocolate by MissAllSunday Lemon for/Wasabi Pills/, available at the Xiasumi School Festival *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Kyle Darktan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Designer Circle *

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

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

Jacket: :::insanya::: Winter Jacket by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at Sad November *

Pants: LMD Sexy Satin Slacks Addict Pack by Leri Miles for Leri Miles Designs, available at Thrift Shop 7.0 *

Earmuffs: /artilleri/ Knit earmuffs! (NOSE) *red* 1 by Antonia Marat for /artilleri/

Scarf: BoHo HoBo Scarf Ladie’s Large (candystripes) by Trill Zapatero for BoHo HoBo *

Shoes: ::Duh!:: Heeled Croc Loafers Black by Renee Harvy for Duh!, available at Thrift Shop 7.0 *

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

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