What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

When the bells all ring and the horns all blow
And the couples we know are fondly kissing.
Will I be with you or will I be among the missing?

Maybe it’s much too early in the game
Ooh, but I thought I’d ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year’s
New Year’s eve?

Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight
When it’s exactly twelve o’clock that night
Welcoming in the New Year
New Year’s eve

Maybe I’m crazy to suppose
I’d ever be the one you chose
Out of a thousand invitations
You received

Ooh, but in case I stand one little chance
Here comes the jackpot question in advance:
What are you doing New Year’s
New Year’s Eve?

~ “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” by Ella Fitzgerald

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Wow, I love this song. I love Ella’s voice and the longing. I am not sure what you are doing New Year’s Eve, but I am going to be dressing up and enjoying champagne, date or not. I chose this sparkly look from Polyester Partridge that she is featuring at Uber. (I forewent the sash.) The mesh itself is basic but the texture is fabulous, which is why I loved it. The price was a winner too! I accessorized with pearls from Sigifaust for Shiny Shabby and AvaGardner Kungler’s gorgeous earrings for Shiny Shabby that I show up close.

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

The show stopper of this look is, of course, pepehair’s gorgeous new skin for Shiny Shabby, an applier for the Catwa Annie mesh head that is absolutely amazing. Coupled with the applier for the Maitreya body, it’s a stunning look that is showing up on blogs and in photos all over the grid. She has created liners, shadows and lipsticks for the skin as well, but I chose to tint with the colors on Catwa’s HUD. Miu Edman’s pretty updo for Uber adds a simple elegance to my look.

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Hair: +elua+ Gemma_Darkbrown [unrigged] by Miu Edman for +elua+, available at Uber

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier with eyes: Pepe – Catwa Khadijah Skin (Espresso) Natural HUD with Pepe – Khadijah Eyes by pepehair for Atelier Pepe, available at Shiny Shabby

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: (NO) Beaded Sweetheart Gown  – Antique by Polyester Partridge for Nylon Outfitters, available at Uber

Necklace: ieQED fifi.pearl.necklace.white by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

Earrings: (Kunglers) Cerys earrings – Copper by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at Shiny Shabby *

Nail applier: [LB Swirling Vines Gold] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: Essenz – Sardinia (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Katya Valeska for an lar *

Poses assisted by Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Evening Stroll

Evening Stroll

Nothing like a nighttime stroll to give you ideas. ~ J.K. Rowling

Evening Stroll

I took a stroll in the snow after a party the other evening. I felt pretty and festive during this week between Christmas and New Year especially with my new coat from Ariadna Garrigus, which comes with a texture change HUD that includes several gorgeous looks. I opted for the safe red with black to match my pretty little shoes from Apple May, which are her exclusive at Shiny Shabby. The only downfall to these shoes? They only are available for Slink feet. I got a pretty neck bow from Jellyroll on MP to echo the whole black bow thing I have going on and have a spiffy handbag from Aikea Rieko for Shiny Shabby.

Evening Stroll

Marcopol Oh is offering this skin at Shiny Shabby for the LeLutka heads and I opted to wear it on the new Simone. It comes with several lipsticks and eyeshadows but I preferred to apply a shadow from Izzie Button. Dressy earrings from AvaGardner Kungler, also for Shiny Shabby, give some holiday kick to my outfit. And Mina Nakamura’s casual but sophisticated cut for Tres Beau gives a sort of casual touch to an otherwise sophisticated look.

Evening Stroll

Hair: MINA Hair – Stella by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Tres Chic *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-SIMONE v1.4 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: Clef de Peau Blu Tan LeLutka appliers by marcopol Oh for Clef de Peau, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyeshadow: Izzie’s – LeLutka Extra Eyeshadow Applier Hud (Sophee) by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Eyes: {D.A} Striking Eyes – Branch by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Coat: ***ArisAris~Gara21~Reversibly Silken Coat~Fitted Mesh by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Neck bow: Bowtique – Necktie by Jellyroll for Bowtique

Earrings: (Kunglers) Cerys earrings – Black by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at Shiny Shabby *

Handbag: :[P]:- Lore Bag [Left Hand]:// Noir by Aikea Reiko for The Plastik, available at Shiny Shabby *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: She’s So Fancy (Slink) – Black by Apple May for Apple May Designs, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Flutter Memel for flowey

Photos taken at ROHA Park

Evening Stroll

Brandy Old Fashioned

Brandy Old Fashioned

“Claret is the liquor for boys, port for men; but [s]he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.” ~ Samuel Johnson

Brandy Old Fashioned

The brandy old fashioned, sweet, is my current cocktail of choice. It’s the unofficial drink of my state, a cocktail that so many people order here that bartenders can make them in their sleep. (And we’re talking a state that has 2.7 bars to grocery stores.) I am not much of a drinker, but I started liking this sweet cocktail ever since I had my first one a few years ago at a restaurant with an SL friend visiting town. I visited the Whiskey Bar at St. Pete’s in search of a brandy old fashioned last night (not a whiskey). I went out on the town wearing the group gift Thora Charron made for the holidays, a cozy mesh bolero that is no longer available (so I hope you grabbed it if you were in the group). My sexy dress is Culco’s exclusive for FROST, a very nicely fitted mesh dress with lace side panels and a lovely rose hem. Ors Quan’s very simple pearl necklace for Shiny Shabby and davidefre’s sexy high heels for Uber are my stylish accessories.

Brandy Old Fashioned

AvengeStore has come out with this beautiful applier for the Catwa mesh heads, and it looked absolutely alluring on the Jessica head. With a choice of brows, the skin has beautiful features and transcends the mesh shape (meaning I don’t instantly notice the mesh head shape but rather the beauty of the skin/face). I tinted the lips and added eyeliner with the Catwa hud native colors as well as using her hairbase. Kuranosuke Kamachi came out with this glamorous, old-school style at Uber, which is fantastic for any night out but especially for New Year’s Eve.

Brandy Old Fashioned

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Beatrix” by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Uber *

Skin applier: [Avenge] Applier for Catwa – tan tone by AvengeStore for [Avenge] *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Eyes: /// offbeat /// My Little Mermaid Eyes 03 by bonnietriendle for offbeat

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: -Culco- Floral Leather Corset Dress – MAITREYA by culco for Culco, available at FROST *

Bolero: .LeLutka.Nico.Bolero.Smoky.Skies by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Necklace: MINIMAL – Alianza Necklace LightSilver by Ors Quan for MINIMAL, available at Shiny Shabby *

Shoes: JD – Alexis Maitreya Black by davidefre for Just Design, available at Uber

Taken at St. Pete’s City

Brandy Old Fashioned

‘Twas…–KittyCatS &Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

‘Twas…–KittyCatS &Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

‘Twas the night before Christmas….

‘Twas…–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

It’s actually the day before Christmas and the final day of the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar, and you who are fans knows what that means: a beautiful exclusive KittyCat will be given as a gift to all clickers. The lovely Snow Cap is a pretty kitty, and you can birth it like any KittyCat and breed as well.

My wonderful partner designed the coat on the KittyCat and this is what she wrote:

“We love using snowflakes as a way to decorate our winter gift cats. They remind us of the uniqueness of each individual who is in our Second Life Community. Every person we meet, like every snowflake nature makes, is completely unique!

Each snowflake on your special Kitty represents each person you will meet in your life. Every one is different, special, and one of a kind.

You will notice that there is one snowflake on the cat’s body which has a diamond on it. This is the reminder that in a world of snowstorms where you can feel like you are one of many, YOU are unique. The little snowflake in the cat’s ear also has a diamond on it, as a reminder to listen through the noise of life for those special messages that are all around is. And finally, the cat’s eyes shine like diamonds too, a reminder to see the good in each person, and offer them our best, remembering that they too are special.”

‘Twas…–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

I brought her to the Winter Sim at Kalamata for a few photos in my own snow-white outfit. I started with this beautiful knit dress from Ilaya Allen for FROST that comes in several colors and *feels* soft and luxe. Then I added the fur bolero from Kit Ragu for Shiny Shabby, which also comes in several colors as just as a shell as you see here or with a sweater beneath that includes a texture-change HUD. Darling little mittens from PetiteAnaiis Eleonara for FROST include a special body alpha that you wear to allow your arms to show so you can remove your hands (when you are wearing a mesh body). Senzati0n Domenitzo’s thigh high boots are a sexy winter delight for this outfit and also available at Shiny Shabby.

Otyebis has made a lovely skin for Shiny Shabby that can be used on several mesh heads. I tried it on the Logo Alex and was not pleased with the outcome but on the Catwa Annie head, it’s very pretty. I spent a lot of time trying different makeups with it but opted to go with the lipstick in Catwa Clip’s HUD, dialing down the blend a bit. Empyreanforge has made a lovely seasonal necklace for FROST in both gold and silver, a festive look full of charms. Mina Nakamura has this sexy tumble of waves available at Shiny Shabby this round, available in two lengths in the box and with her great textures.

‘Twas…–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

Hair: MINA Hair – Cecilia 01 (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier: .:[PUMEC] :. – .:ALSOU:. –  /  March \ by Otyebis for PumeC, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – thunderstorm by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend*

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: [ILAYA] Tash Knitting Dress {fatpack} by Ilaya Allen for ILAYA, available at FROST *

Bolero: ::K:: Fur Bolero Femme(No Inner) White by Kitt Ragu for  ::K::, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mittens: :: Wretch :: Mitten by PetiteAnaiis Eleonara for :: Wretch ::, available at FROST *

Necklace: EF: Wassail Charm Necklace – Silver NS by empyreanforge for Empyrean Forge, available at FROST *

Boots: Essenz – Pennsylvania (All colors) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby *

Bed: NOMAD // Romantic Daybed by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Flux Sur Mer *

KittyCat: KittyCatS! – SnowCap – Advent 2105 by KittyCats for KittyCats, available December 24 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Poses assisted by Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at the Winter Sim at Kalamata

‘Twas…–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

Almost There–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 23

Almost There–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 23

And I’m almost there, I’m almost there
People down here think I’m crazy, but I don’t care
Trials and tribulations, I’ve had my share
There ain’t nothing gonna stop me now ‘cause I’m almost there

~ “Almost There” by Anika Noni Rose from The Princess and the Frog

Almost There–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 23

We’re almost there—the end of the gifts in the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar. Don’t worry, though, becaues the calendar will still be around through January 4, so you can still grab the gifts from every day through the new year. Mami Jewell is offering this darling cocktail dress in amethyst as her gift for today, a mesh piece that comes in the five standard sizes plus fitmesh sizes. Mine was specifically made for the Maitreya body and fit almost perfectly. She includes the mesh gloves, a netted fascinator, and a feathered neckpiece with the dress as well.

Glamistry is offering a little incentive to customers, and I think it’s a pretty dandy little gift he’s giving out. If you purchase any single color of these Parrasana heels via MP, the mainstore, or via the HUD, you can go to http://promo.glamistry.com and use the promo code ZCNAHF to get three more random colors that you don’t own added to your HUD for FREE. (Make sure you follow the directions.) The offer ends January 3 at midnight, so get over there. I did test it, and it works great. The random colors I got were pretty nice including the pinky purple I show here.

Almost There–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 23

Catwa Clip just released new versions of the Jessica and Annie heads. Make sure you go to the store and get them from the redelivery HUD. I was having all sorts of problems applying makeup and found that the updates solved all my issues. Nicole Button has created this gorgeous new skin with lipsticks and eyeshadows on separate HUDs. Her eyeshadows are rich and deep while her lipsticks are a bit flat and better worn using the fader in the Catwa HUD to decrease their intensity.

Almost There–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 23

Hair: Amacci Hair – Crish by Carina Larsen for Amacci, available at Hairology *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier: Egozy.FACE.Shenty(Fair)Catwa with EGOZY.EYESHADOWS.Shenty.Catwa and EGOZY.SOFTLIPSTICK.Shenty.Catwa by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – coal by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: -AZUL- Annette Dress /Amethyst by Mami Jewell for –AZUL-, available December 23 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Shoes: Glamistry : PARRASANA Heels – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry *

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Debauch

Almost There–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 23

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

Trouble seems to find me but what can I do?
Maybe that’s because I learned from you.

You’re a freak….

~ “Freak” by Shana Halligan

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

I went over to the beautiful Elysion to take photos of this fabulous new dress from Flutter Memel. Available with three different color choice HUDs, the dress has a great look and fit. I loved wearing it with Maxi Gossamer’s elegant jewelry for Collabor88, which includes its own clickable color change gems and metals.

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

I am ashamed to say, however, I needed to fulfill my mission of blogging every one of the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar gifts, so I snuck on to Elysion wearing Piraiyah Novikov’s gift for today, these adorable monster slippers. If you have ever seen Pira’s avatar in world, you will see that these slippers make total sense. I did match the dress to the slippers, yes. I had to because it’s very important. I am a freak.

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

The other big news of today’s blog entry is the new mesh head from LeLutka named Simone. With an elegant face, fuller lips and high cheekbones, this should get a lot of ladies interested in updating their look. They have also refined the HUD a bit more with additional mouth expressions and eyes that can be changed to accompany smiles or frowns. I wore Monicuzza Babenco’s gorgeous new applier exclusive for Shiny Shabby on the head to show the beauty of its shape. Tabata Jewell’s stylish hair for Shiny Shabby is my up-do of choice, lending an elegance and sleekness to my look.

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

Hair: Vanity Hair:Russian Tragedy-Greedy by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-SIMONE v1.4 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: *YS&YS* Teresa Tone02 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Space by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Stories&Co. by Flowey / Milly Dress – Fatpack by Flutter Memel for Flowey, available at N21 *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Earrings- Jewelled Cyrene by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Nail applier: [LB Let It Snow Silver] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Slippers: NOMAD // Monster Slipper by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available December 22 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Elysion

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

Beauty–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Beauty–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Cranes to do not fear horizons
They stretch their wings and fly
Carried by the winds and led by the light,
Look at the sun,
Look at the stars

Let’s see the beauty of it all before the fall
I want it all

“Beauty” by Juliane Gabriel

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

My friend Jaynine Scarborough is about to come out with an album that includes several gorgeous songs. Jaynine is a vocal teacher and performer in Berlin, who has, for years, also performed almost weekly in SL at her Thousand Rooms. If you have had the privilege of catching one of her weekly performances, you get to hear a beautiful woman’s voice, full of humor and earthiness and melody and sensuality. The song I link above is absolutely beautiful and the sentiment is perfect this season. Please click!!

I took a walk in a place called My Magic Winter to show off this darling coat from Larcoco Mathy for Shiny Shabby, which opens today. It includes a texture change HUD so you can switch up the sweater, buttons, and the detachable fur collar and cuffs. I wear it with Bax Coen’s newly redone knee-high boots, made specifically for different mesh bodies like the Maitreya Lara, the Bellezas and the Slinks.

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Look closely and you can see today’s KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar gift, a pair of earrings custom-fashioned by RL jewelry artist, Bastchild Lotus. With a texture change HUD that allows variations on the metal, the charm and the beads, it’s a terrific gift! Look again and you can see around my neck the cute snowman Abraxxa Anatine has fashioned for the holiday with clickable texture change for the metal and scarf.

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Umazuma Metaluna has made this gorgeous applier for the Catwa heads, which I am wearing on the Annie head. With several lip options, it’s a beautiful skin to match this head. (I am wearing it bare because I loved the look without lipstick for this outfit). Viking has made this great braid set for Hairology in several versions for most versatile wearing. With rigged and non rigged pieces, you can select the pieces that fit you best. Included is a great selection of hairbase HUDs for the Catwa head, Omega or TMP.

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Hair: NO.MATCH_NO.TRUTH.-complete by viking for no.match, available at Hairology *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.4 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Hitomi (Catwa Applier Hud) honey by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Tres Chic *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – coal by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend*

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Coat with sweater: ::C’est la vie !:: Jasmine coat(navy) by Larcoco Mathy for ::C’est la vie !:: , available at Shiny Shabby *

Earrings: L&B Swear (LEFT) “Frost” Hoop Earring by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available December 20 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Necklace: EarthStones Pearl Snowman Necklace by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *

Nail applier: [LB Let It Snow Silver] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Boots: BAX Prestige 2 Boots White/Bright Leather (Maitreya Lara) by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Poses: an lar [poses] Simpli Series III by Katya Valeska for an lar, available at Shiny Shabby *

Taken at My Magic Winter

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20