Loving Him Was Red

Loving Him Was Red

Losing him was blue like I’d never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
But loving him was red
Loving him was red

~ “Red” by Taylor Swift

Loving Him Was Red

The Miss Virtual World contest is over and the glitter and sequins have been swept up from the runway, but that doesn’t mean a little sparkle doesn’t remain from the contest. Mohna Lisa just released the dress made for the MVW winner, Eleseren Brianna. Based on the designs of Peruvian designer Noe Bernacelli, the gown is a magnificent example of James’ (Mohna Lisa’s) skill with translucent mesh, creating a piece that is provocative and elegant with deep red roses embroidered over the mesh and a very subtle glitter you can see as the gown moves in SL. He has included a dramatic cape, rendered beautifully with a satin exterior, really suitable only for photo taking but absolutely gorgeous.

Strip off the cape and the gown is breathtaking in its silhouette with an amazing translucency and a glittering texture applied to the fabric that can only be appreciated with movement in SL (see above). As the eensy little gems pick up the shifting windlight in SL, the gown glitters. It’s a fabulous use of graphics in SL especially added to the dramatic look the beautiful mesh overlaying the body provides. (And in this case, I am wearing it over the Belleza Venus mesh body.) The roses coverning the gown give it its South American flavor, a lusciously romantic and sensual look. I can’t help but think the gown itself helped Eleseren’s win. I know I feel like a winner wearing it!

Loving Him Was Red

My skin is one of Shyla Diggs’ for Uber, which I believe is now closed so I am certain she will have them at the main store soon if not already. I loved the sophisticated matte lip matched with the daring red eye makeup. I wore this pretty braided updo from Nontroppo Torii as it conveyed a sort of South American flavor that suited the dress itself. Gold earrings from AvaGardner Kungler echo the gold in the belt. I had to wear Senzati0n Domenitzo’s new elegant and sexy slingbacks again.

Loving Him Was Red

Hair: [INK] Hair___MARY ::Brown by Nontroppo Torii for [INK]

Skin: -Belleza- Eva Uber Med 1 Br by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza– *

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

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

Dress: Eleseren Brianna by Mohna Lisa for Mohna Lisa Couture *

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) TDRF #051 – earring – Golden by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Nail appliers: [LB Solid Red] *Belleza* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: Essenz – Vienna (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Loving Him Was Red

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Alexandra

Alexandra

I don’t think back, I don’t need to
But I’m always thinking of you
Alexandra
Alexandra
Alexandra
Alexandra

~ “Alexandra” by Hamilton Leithauser

Alexandra

A cute pop song from this year for a cute rock girl look. I am wearing Datrip Blackbart’s new Rockstar outfit, a skirt and t-shirt with a studded belt. The texture-change HUD allows for different shirt sayings and the belt can be switched up in color for different looks as well. I matched it up with the gladiator platform heels Kehl Razor is offering at Frost. It’s a nutty rock n roll look, I guess, but I think it’s fun.

Alexandra

I am wearing this all over the new Maitreya mesh body named Lara. I am still working out how I feel about the body so I will get back to that in another post. I used Umazuma Metaluna’s new applier for the Maitreya body, and it looks fabulous. Ms. Bubbles Clawtooth gave out this gorgeous hair in red and, of course, green as a gift for the holidays. I couldn’t resist matching it to my rock n roll style.

Alexandra

Hair: Clawtooth: Lips Like Sugar – Valentine by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Zuri – Bare face (champagne) DB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Zuri – waterline eyeliner by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – dark brown by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Maitreya Body Applier (champagne) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Outfit: Legal Insanity – Rockstar outfit red -who cares by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity *

Bracelet: EarthStones Twisted Peppermint Stick Bracelet by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Razor/// Dominion Boots – White by Kehl Razor for Razor, available at FROST *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Alexandra

Winter Grace

Winter Grace

If you have seen the snow
… somewhere slowly falling
into the brook
to be swallowed by water,
then you have seen beauty
and know it for its transience.

~ “Winter Grace” by Patricia Fargnoli

Winter Grace

I snuck over to Prides Crossing again to take photos because it’s so peaceful there with the falling snow and the beautiful landscaping. I have assembled a comfy look with a great mesh sweater/skirt set from Miffyhoi Rosca, who has made it all one piece in lovely soft pastels. I paired it with great boots that come with a terrific texture change HUD that allows all sorts of variations from Alliana Petunia, which she is selling exclusively at FROST this month.

Winter Grace

Bubbles Clawtooth made this fabulous hair with a knit cowl wrapped around it for Collabor88. She includes a texture change HUD not only for the hair colors but also for the cowl, but I opted for the default white because it suited the outfit. I had purcahsed this great skin from Aikea Reiko during Skin Addiction’s Black Friday and I am first getting a chance to show it. With its warm tones, beautiful brows and fantastic eye makeup, it’s a gorgeous skin for fantasy or for a peaceful walk in the woods.

This is hoping your holiday affords you some time for peaceful contemplation and gratitude.

Winter Grace

Hair: Clawtooth: Snug as a Bug by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: :[P]:- Astrali Skin[Basic]:// Liyn with :[P]:- Astrali Face[Gloss]:// Liyn by Aikea Rieko for Plastik

Lipstick: M.O.C.K Cosmetics Cherry Cordial Lip Creme(Lipcolor only) by Mocksoup Graves for [mock cosmetics]

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

Dress: =Zenith=(Rose)sweater with gauze dress by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=

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

Boots: :Diamante: Cozies (Short) – SLink High Feet by Alliana Petunia for Diamante, available at FROST *

Poses by Willa Whybrow for don’t freak out!

Photos taken at Prides Crossing, assembled by Serene Footman

Winter Grace

Silent Night—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

Silent night, Holy night
All is calm, all is bright

~ “Silent Night” as done by the Flaming Lips

(December 24, 1818: Father Joseph Mohr first performed his song Silent Night 196 years ago today. Nearly a century later, in 1914, German soldiers on the Western Front sang the song from the trenches and were joined by their British opponents.)

Silent Night

It’s the final day of the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, and I have to be honest, I am relieved. There were so many beautiful gifts given and I wanted to honor each one in my blog entries, but I am exhausted. Well add to this that I made 13 different kinds of cookies and 4 dozen sweet rolls for Christmas. And bought all the gifts and wrapped them, trimmed the tree, and managed to fit a manicure and pedicure in there.

The final gift of the season is, of course, a KittyCat, and this one is absolutely gorgeous with snowflakes across a midnight blue fur and a snowflake collar. Callie leant me a full grown KittyCat for posing but I couldn’t help but grab my own kitten and birth him. Rodwell sits nicely on my shoulder and in my hand.

I took my kittens to Serene Footman’s gorgeous sim and donned one of Kiddo Oh’s special holiday dresses, the Kafkaesque in white. I think this would be a fabulous wedding dress as well as a formal for the holidays. My gorgeous shoes are new ones from Senzati0n Domenitzo, and will be shown again as I love the styling. The shoes and dress fit perfectly over the Belleza mesh body (I did get the Maitreya but opted to wear this body for less hassle as I rushed to get this blog entry done).

Silent Night

I have used Umazuma Metaluna’s new applier for the body, and it works wonderfully across the whole body, including hands and feet. The match to the system skin is almost perfect. And my skin is one of her lovely skins at the Arcade, which is still open and great for grabbing gifts as all is no copy. Pack your gacha extras in boxes and give them to friends! My updo is one of Mirja Mill’s wonderful new formal looks, this one having her great animation for having it up as I show or down in a ponytail with one click. I love that option! Pretty earrings from Kouralee finish the look.

I hope you, my dear readers, all have a wonderful holiday time, no matter what your beliefs. This darkest of nights in the Northern hemisphere and longest of days in the Southern is a wonderful time to enjoy our families and friends and to indulge the wonderful gifts our lives give us. I would like to thank you for continuing to read my blog and wish you a most beautiful holiday!

Silent Night

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * LALEEN * /darkred with .:EMO-tions:. HAIRBASE 23 darkred – upper side by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Leigh 6 (toffee) with [theSkinnery] Leigh Lipgloss 3 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Arcade *

Applier: [theSkinnery] Belleza Venus Body Applier HUD – toffee by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

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

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

Dress: Kafkaesque by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::. *

Earrings: Herspherical {Snowflake Earrings} RoseGold by Kouralee for Herspherical, available at Kustom 9 *

Shoes: Essenz – Vienna (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

KittyCat: KittyCatS! – Silent Night – Advent 2014 by KittyCatS for KittyCatS, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Poses: *Frost* by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Photos taken at Prides Crossing, assembled by Serene Footman

Silent Night

Angel Unaware—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 23

Angel Unaware—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 23

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” ~ King James Bible

Angel Unaware

The holidays remind me of the angels who tiptoe into my SL and make it better. Start with Multimuse, who answered my early morning call for help finding wings. Add in Barely, who can throw down like no one else and take it like a man. There’s Z, who taught me windlight so many years ago and still teaches me some new trick with SL every day. And John, who tells me what esoteric dish he is making for dinner so I can rush to find the recipe. Janey, in Skin Addiction, once said something nice to me. Stephen logs on to hear me whine and still likes me. I could go on and on about my many angels (chief among them Callie). I hope you remember your angels this year and thank them for blessing your life. And in SL, if you speak to a “stranger,” try to treat them with kindness because they are someone’s angel too.

This year for the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, we had a bunch of angels, all of them giving beautiful gifts via the calendar. Today’s gift is no exception, a custom-colored gown from Mami Jewell. Mami has colored this beautiful and dramatic piece a lovely coral (though the windlight I used kind of obscures the color). The dress includes the amazing headdress and the barbed wire decorations and the amazing mesh bodice. And it’s a GIFT! A full Azul dress!

Angel Unaware

I wanted a beautiful skin to suit this look and I didn’t have to look very far with the gorgeous skins from Shyla Diggs’ work at Uber on my list. Shyla made this run of skins absolutely gorgeous with dramatic but useable makeups, colorways that will look fabulous with many different outfits. And as always, you get Shyla’s gorgeous brows, nose, lips and blushing face. My dramatic hair is Mina Nakamura’s featured work for Kustom9, a wild and fantastic hair, perfect for photos like this. With a great texture-change HUD, you get several color options, including a series of ombres. My wings from Selos Dae come in four colors, all of them beautifully textured and in four iterations for your wearing pleasure. They add the final perfect touch to this angel.

Angel Unaware

Hair: MINA Hair – Roosje (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Kustom9 *

Skin: -Belleza- Eva Uber Med 3 Dk by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at Uber *

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

Dress with headpiece: -AZUL- Maeve/Coral by Mami Jewell for –AZUL-, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Wings: [][]Trap[][] Silver Riven Wing by Selos Dae for  [][]Trap[][]

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Maai Slink * Fingernails * Darling by Snow Wolfhunter for Maai

Poses by Dahriel for *PosESioN*

Angel Unaware

Everything Nice—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

Everything Nice—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

What are big girls made of?
What are big girls made of?
Cinnamon and spice
And everything nice,
That’s what big girls are made of

Everything Nice

The KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar is full of gorgeous gifts today. One of them is this beautiful holiday gown from StellaJane, mesh with a beautiful cut and a gorgeous velvet texture with subtle starbursts, perfect for winter celebrations, even after Christmas. And it’s a GIFT so get it from the calendar today. Or run down to their store and get another gift dress, which she asked me to model for the ad.

I dressed up my look with another gift from Zuri Lyric and Poulet Koenkamp, a gorgeous jewelry set that includes texture change for the gems and metal. I loved playing with the color combos and found a perfect set of gems for this look, and that translated to the earrings and bracelet automatically. My shoes were Eku Zhong’s offering for the 21Shoe, which is over now but I know Eku will bring out these shapes in other colors, so get over there to grab them.

Everything Nice

I love this new loose curl ‘do from Sabina Gully. It has an old-fashioned glamour to it and her characteristic loose locks and swirls of hair. Her HUD has a range from blonde to dark so you can switch it up as you like. My skin is one of Sawsan Secretspy’s lovely, soft sexy looks with a beautiful makeup and luscious lips. I wore it this time with her applier on the Belleza body. It’s a great match and a perfect skin for this sexy, elegant look.

Everything Nice

Hair: Magika [Hair] You by Sabina Gully for Magika

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Lulu’ Tan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

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

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 *SlinkFit H&F by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: SJ Velvet Halter Dress – Cinnamon Sparkle by StellaJane for Stella Jane, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Jewelry: Lazuri Princess of the Forest Choker, Earrings and Bracelet by Zuri Lyric and Poulet Koenkamp for Lazuri *

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

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Reindeer Colors Gold Polish Huds – (Slink) by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at FROST *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: KoiKoi Ellipse Red by Eku Zhong for KoiKoi *

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

Everything Nice

Warm December—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

Warm December—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

I’ll keep you warm in December
Warm when the cold breezes blow
My arms so lovin’
A kind of oven
To melt the sleet and snow

This heart that glows like an ember
Longs to be loved just by you
If it could be so
Then you’d keep me so
Warm in December too

If it could be so
Then you’d keep me so
Warm in December
Oooh — it’s cool in December
Please keep me warm in
December too

~ “Warm December “ by Julie London

Warm December

I swear I am going to keep it a warm December. One way is wear sweaters and other warm clothes. I put together this cute ensemble with some new things that have come out to make my December sexy and warm. Start from the top with the great KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar gift, a set of scarves from AvaGardner Kungler in three colorways for great accessorizing. Ava gave us a pink and then a black and brown (for men too!) so you can switch it up and be warm.

I matched to the scarf Moonbubble Gothly’s darling mesh sweater, which comes in several colors, and is perfect for the FROST event. I paired it with jeans from the Mustang Sally outfit that GraceHaddington recently put on her floor. With a great washed look and fit, these jeans will work with boots! And these boots were essential—not only for getting through Froukje Hoorenbeek’s prim snow but also because Carmella Ruby made them so cute. She includes a script to remove or show the sock. I just dig the low profile and the great texture she uses.

Warm December

Shylah Honey has just put out one of my favorite hairs she has ever made at N21. With the waves that turn about on themselves. It’s the ultimate in wavy, windblown hair, sexier than heck, and awesome with their great texture-change HUD. This is a *must have.* My beautiful soft skin is one I picked up weeks ago during the Skin Addiction Black Friday from June Salmson. The face is exquisite with a beauty and softness that highlights my pretty eyes from Constance Daehlie. How can a girl not keep warm with such goodness?

Warm December

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Natala Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at N21 *

Skin: [LoveMe] Chelsea Skin – [Lightbrow] – Lipstick01 – Sunkiss by June Salmson for [LoveMe] Skins

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

Sweater: [ bubble ] Knit Sweater Blue, [ bubble ] Knit Sweater Orange, and [ bubble ] Knit Sweater Grey by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], available at FROST *

Jeans: [LG] Boutique-Fall 2014 Mustang Sally Jeans by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

Scarf: (Kunglers) KittyCats 2014 Adv C gift – Pink scarf AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers , (Kunglers) KittyCats 2014 Adv C gift – Black scarf, and (Kunglers) KittyCats 2014 Adv C gift – Brown scarf by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

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

Nail appliers: Frogstar – Winter Glitter Fingernails HUD by Ravenna Rossini for Frogstar, available at Winter Trend

Boots: RUBY Ladies Brown Cowboy Boots by Carmella Ruby for RubyWear *

Poses by Fanny Willis for *EverGlow*

Tree: Trompe Loeil – Winter Tree – White Bag by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil *

Streetlight: Dutchie animated streetlight pg with Dutchie snow add-on streetlight by Froujke Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *

Bench: Dutchie mesh park bench by Froujke Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *

Snow: Dutchie square snow layer by Froujke Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *

Warm December