KittyCats Advent Calendar

KittyCats Advent Calendar

The KittyCatS Advent Calendar is up again this year with a lot of spectacular gifts for people!

Isla Gealach of Cheeky Pea has this fabulous chair with single and couples poses for Day 1 and come back on Day 7 for the darling poinsettia from Kriss Lehmann of Botanical. Day 2 is a great snowglobe with poses from ZzoieZee for Zanze.

Day 3 features 2 gifts: a great set of sneakers with and without socks from Ansor Hoorenbeek of Hoorenbeek for both men and women and a gorgeous fireplace with working fire from Karthikeyan Engineer for Mesh India, including a log holder. (Again, note the poinsettia.)

Day 4 gives two fabulous gifts from Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro (nails and brows!) and a darling grandfather clock from Kaerri Rae of Kaerri.

Day 5 is a darling cottage from Ulaa Coronet of Funky Junk (a whole cottage!) and Day 6 is a sexy mesh dress from Hilly Haalan that fits standard size, Maitreya, TMP and Slink. Hot!

Day 7 is the aforementioned poinsettia from Kriss Lehmann of Botanical (everyone needs one of these) and Day 8 gives darling nails from Santana Lumiere of La Boheme for a variety of nail types with gold or silver buckles.

Day 9 are two gifts… Giela Delpaso of Nailed It made this sweet set of nails for all nail types and separate mesh nails if you still go system. And Debil Skute of Dekute Dekore is offering this great neutral furniture set that include a variety of sits. These are seriously great pieces.

Day 10 is a sexy little dress from June Dion for Bare Rose with mesh and system pieces.

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Check back in a few days for more gifties!

 

 

 

Time Doth Flit

Time Doth Flit

“Time doth flit; oh shit.”~  Dorothy Parker

Busy

I hate the blogs that start out “Sorry I have been so busy so I missed posting.” So I won’t say that. What I will say is that I have taken a new job in RL, my kid started school, the dog ate some grapes (who knew they were dangerous?), etc etc. Time doth flit!

The SOS Festival is almost over, and I wanted to make a personal remark on their charity of choice. I agreed to be the blogger liaison for the Festival because Doctors Without Borders/Medicines Sans Frontieres is such an important organization in many ways. They bring medical aid to areas where it’s most needed—places like Syria and Afghanistan, yes, but also places like Cote d’Ivoire, Italy, Haiti, and North Korea. The concept of “without borders” is the idea that the organization and medical workers make no decisions about politics, religion, gender, ethnicity—their service is neutral and impartial and not supported financially by any state actors.

A friend of mine in SL was a nurse who had done missions for Medicines Sans Frontieres several times. His latest assignment was in Mauritania, a country he described as almost middle ages in its technology and society. He was there simply to provide vaccines to children and adults—a pretty benign task. However, he had to have guards with him at all times to ensure his safety. In order to volunteer, he needed to obtain time off from his employer—a large European medical hospital—and since he was head of his department—a very large ICU–he needed to make sure things were in place during his absence. Therefore, his volunteered time involved a complicated set of negotiations as well as his own safety—all to make sure children and adults got shots we routinely get at checkup in the West.

I think it’s important to consider the people being helped, of course. But also imagine the many medical workers who volunteer for these positions and they time they donate. When you donate, you are giving money to help organize and provide supplies for these doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel. They are giving their very valuable time. It’s so little for us to purchase a pretty dress to supply them with the medications, supplies and logistics they need to help people.

When I became liaison, I asked the SOS organizers quite pointedly how they were managing the donations they received for this fund raiser. I get a little nervous about donations going through grid citizens as they can potentially be misappropriated in so many ways and I want to know my full donation is going directly to the organization. I was assured that monies were going directly to Doctors without Borders, and indeed, I spoke to the liaison they have at the New York office of Doctors Without Borders. (On Skype—the real person!) He was enthusiastic about the fund raiser and pretty stoked to have his avatar dressed up by the ladies organizing the event. Know this: the money is going DIRECTLY to Doctors Without Borders without any intervention except the cost to cash out via Lindex. No one is claiming a tax deduction, skimming an amount for their services or otherwise touching the donations. The designers’ vendors flip donations immediately over to the MSF avatar, which is solely controlled by the liaison in New York. You can’t get much cleaner than that.

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When I saw the dress Alaska Metropolitan had made for the SOS Festival, I was pretty impressed. All monies collected for the sale of this dress (in several color ways including a special one-off auction dress) are being given directly to Doctors Without Borders. That’s a mighty big sacrifice on Alaska’s part because this dress is a sexy-classic mesh piece and great fitting on many body types. It’s the kind of dress that every girl should have in her inventory as it’s sexy, fashionable, and practical all at once. Wear it around the grid, wear it dancing, wear it to a date—it makes the grade. Thanks, Alaska, for this awesome donation!

I was able to match it up with sexy shoes by Celena Galli for Shiny Shabby that include a versatile HUD that let me color portions of the shoe to my liking so I could match them perfectly to the dress. AvaGardner Kungler is offering another of her exquisite jewelry pieces at Shiny Shabby this month, a necklace with dangling gems.

My applier is one of Inka Mexicola’s looks for her gacha at Kustom 9. I love the brows, which are fuller, and the expressive eye makeup. I admit I tinted up the pink lipstick a little more using the HUD for the Catwa Destiny head, and I used the hairbase as well so I had a nice line with my ponytail from Liza Broono for this month’s Hairology.

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Hair: #Foxy – Fyre by Liza Broono for #Foxy, available at Hairology *

Skin applier: #10 Essences [ImaniM02] by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom9 *

Mesh head:CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Palermo Eyes 8 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Ultra Event *

Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: alaskametro<3 “Grace” leather dress – blush/cream Maitreya by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro, available at the SOS Festival*

Necklace: (Kunglers) Lakshmi necklace – Quartz by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at Shiny Shabby *

Nails: Hello Dave – Nail Appliers – Lavender Ice by Maia Gasparini for Hello Dave!

Shoes: PHEDORA / Abby heels / Maitreya by Celena Galli for PHEDORA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

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Once Wild

Once Wild

You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you. ~ Isadora Duncan

Once Wild

I found myself going wild with this dress from Tatyana Ultsch for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair. With a HUD full of delicious textures, I chose this wild one to suit the cut of the dress (which is cut up to there). I paired arm jewelry from Aikea Reiko for The Liaison Collaborative with the look—I wish more were making jewelry like this because I think a simple arm band is really sexy. Nail polish from Zozicon for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair matches the look and sexy shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo, new at her store, are open and sexy. My little gacha necklace from Revoul is pretty fun but it would have been nice if the creator had attached it to the spine and not the neck (hint).

Once Wild

Queue Marlowe must have been feeling wild when she cooked up this ‘do for Hairology. I had to choose the wildest color, of course, especially to go with Umazuma Metaluna’s skin for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair. The skin was made for the new LAQ heads but I found it worked just as well (thanks, Omega) on the Destiny Catwa head for the MBAF. I added some glitter and glam with eye and lip appliers from Alaska Metropolitan, also offered at the MBAF. The eye glitter is especially appealing with this look. I love Alaska’s makeup!

Once Wild

Hair: AD – proud mary – DARK REDS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available at Hairology *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Quiana v.2 (brownie) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair

Makeup applier: alaskametro<3 “Fall Runway” makeup palette – Catwa appliers by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Dreamsicle Eyes 5 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at The Chapter Four *

Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: :::insanya::: SaraDress (M.Lara) by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair

Necklace: Revoul – Wired Necklace Gacha ‘Love’ by Revoul for Revoul, available at Dreamful

Arm cuffs: :[P]:- Veeah Armband by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Nail applier: {ZOZ} Bold II Natural Polish (Maitreya) HUD available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair

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

Taken at the Tequila SunRise Club, created by Teqi Falta

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Once Wild

Sweet Life

Sweet Life

The sunshine always kept you warm
So why see the world, when you got the beach
Don’t know why see the world, when you got the beach

~ “Sweet Life” by Frank Ocean

Sweet Life

I went over to Baja Norte to enjoy the breeze and the ocean waves in this gorgeous dress from Flutter Memel. With a beautifully fashionable cut, it has gorgeous textures and a look that can take you from the beach to a party. She has created the dress in two colorways with a great HUD. I accessorized with jewelry from AvaGardner Kungler for On9. I especially love the texture of the gems. Strappy shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo that are new at her store echo the square cut of the front of the skirt. My favorite part of my look is the smallest part—my nails. AlaskaMetro has been inspired by Hokusei and kimono patterns for some exquisite nail appliers she is featuring at the Bon Voyage event.

Sweet Life

I have once again put on the beautiful Destiny mesh head from Catwa Clip for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair. Nicole Button has released a new skin that includes a lovely lip and beautiful eyes. Applied to this head, it’s a gorgeous look, especially with the optional makeups. KateForster Akina has made this great up-do for Hairology with two top knots. It comes with or without bangs. I thought the sexy fringe of bangs over my beautiful eyes from lonlysoule for the AnyBody event added a sultriness to my look.

Sweet Life

Hair: *TKW* Otero by KateForster Akina for Tukinowaguma, available at Hairology *

Skin applier with makeup: Egozy.Jaya (Canelle) and Egozy.Jaya (Make Up) Canelle – Nougat by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Eyes: .ARISE. Lana Eyes / Brown MESH by lonlysoule for Arise, available at AnyBody

Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Stories&Co. Sofia Dress – Party by Flutter Memel for Flowey / Stories & Co., available at Collabor88 *

Jewelry: (Kunglers) Aphrodite necklace – Crystal, (Kunglers) Aphrodite earrings – Crystal and (Kunglers) Aphrodite ring – Sapphire by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at On9 *

Nail appliers: alaskametro<3 “Kimono” nail art – Maitreya Manicure HUD by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro, available at Bon Voyage *

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

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at –Baja Norte- by Lauren Bentham

Sweet Life

Investment

Investment

Invest yourself in everything you do. There’s fun in being serious. ~ John Coltrane

Investment

I made a visit to the Citadel, a beautifully constructed sim, to enjoy the views and the interiors in my new dress from Azraellll, a 100% original mesh piece directly from Paris. I love the classiness of the dress, especially paired with sexy shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo for Whore Couture that she is putting out March 15. A chic little bracelet from Aleida Rhode completes the look.

Investment

I wore Umazuma Metaluna’s applier for the Arcade, the rare, which comes without makeup, and I wanted to dress up the look so I chose eyeshadow from Alaska Metropolitan and lipstick from Mea Carnell, and I blended them to give a muted look. I love how they dressed up this beautiful face. Curly lush hair from Queue Marlowe completes the look, swept to the side with an additional flexi attachment.

Investment 

Hair: AD – rae – BLACKS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-SIMONE 1.5 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Chiara (LeLutka Applier) 1 (toffee) RARE by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], available at The Arcade *

Eye makeup: alaskametro<3 “Muse” eyeshadow – Lelutka HUD by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro *

Lipstick: Meva Lelutka Lips Applier by Mea Carnell for Meva *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Venus~ Dark Brown Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: :-:Chambre Rose:-: Catherine purple For Maitreya by Azraellll for :-:Chambre Rose:-: *

Bracelet: Elysium – Ichtaca bangle – charcoal/silver by Aleida Rhode for Elysium by Aleida Rhode, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Shoes: Essenz – Montgomery (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Whore Couture on March 15 *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Taken at The Citadel, built by Lesk Alzael

Investment