Clara—KittyCatS Friends Advent Calendar, Day 5

Clara—KittyCatS Friends Advent Calendar, Day 5

“The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and he will crack open a tale…” ~ Vera Nazarian

Clara

When I was growing up, one of the biggest holiday thrills was going to see the Nutcracker at the ballet. The costumes, the music, and of course, the amazing ballet dancers, thrilled me and made me feel like a most cultured and fortunate girl. Years later, I would remember this when I took my niece to see the Nutcracker and we got a backstage tour from the conductor of the orchestra, who was a friend of mine. The dancers, who filled the stage, were small bundles of muscle and sinew and dramatic energy. The costumes hung from the racks, limp, now disembodied. And the magic of the sets was revealed to be truly a trick of the eye as the exposed plywood in back revealed fake walls. Nevertheless, I will never forget the magic of the performance.

When Tobias Convair told me he was making this mesh nutcracker as his gifr for the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, I was thrilled. He has made it modifiable so you can use it for decorations on your sim if you upsize it, as a mantelpiece if you downsize it, and as a prop for dancing if you put it in your hand. It’s a beautiful piece of holiday work, today’s gift in the calendar.

Clara

I struggled to find a girlish ballet outfit for my Clara and ended up wearing a gorgeous little tutu from Charming Meiler, leant to me by Liliandra Baxter when I begged her for help. The dress was not enough alone so I used the miracle of layering and system pieces to dress up the outfit. An undershirt layer from Devyn Grimm from a bazillion years ago (and still gorgeous to this day), bloomers from Ivey Deschanel, and little full-perm bows from BabyCreations, which I placed myself, customized the look.

Clara

Chiaki Xue just released this new cute hair a week or so ago, and the ponytails are in keeping with Clara, a little girl who receives a Nutcracker from Drosselmeyer. In some productions, an actual little girl dances the part but oftentimes it’s an adult woman, so wearing this luminous skin from Shyla Diggs is not entirely a mistake.

I want to remind you that once a door is open on the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, it remains open, so you can get any of the past gifts if you haven’t already gotten them. The calendar does distribute only one per avatar but these gifts are copy so if you grab one, you can use it over and over.

Clara

See a version of Clara dancing with the Nutcracker after Drosselmeyer has given it to her here.

Hair: *Dura-Girl*58(Coffee) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: -Belleza- Lola Med 2 Br by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza– *

Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (Blue) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Dress: ::{u.f.o}::Swan Lake, Act1 –white by Charming Meiler for  ur.favorite.one

Undershirt: Chaospire “Lacepetal” Camibloomers Top (White) by Devyn Grimm for Chaospire

Bloomers: :::Sn@tch Late Boomers (White)::: by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch

Choker: *BOOM* Precious Bow Choker carnation by Aranel Ah for *BOOM*

Bows: Princess Bow Pink by BabyCreations for BabyCreations

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

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

Tights: .:*Millicent*:. pantyhose salmon by Lia Setzer for Millicent

Shoes: .:*Millicent*:. Ballerina shoe by Lia Setzer for Millicent

Prop: +CONVAIR+ Nutcracker Soldier by Tobias Convair for Convair, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Poses: ~La Petite Morte~ The Nutcracker Suite Masha by Voshie Paine for La Petite Morte and *~*HopScotch*~* Scenes de ballet by Chandni Khondji for HopScotch

Thank you, sweet Liliandra Baxter for lending me your dress!!

My Favorite Bear

My Favorite Bear

“There’s no bear like an old bear.” ~ Samantha Armstrong

My Favorite Bear

I don’t know about you, but I have a Bear, a sweet soft bear that growls only once in a while, never at me, and just his existence makes me feel better about everything. Got him over three years ago but still keep him close because, let’s face it, those tender brown eyes are irreplaceable. I whisper my secrets into those sweet soft ears and hold him tight, and he gives me comfort and happiness.

Now I am not sure if you have a Bear, but certainly you can understand my attachment. This sweet bear from Sakuya Lane is one of the best I have found in SL, made of sculpties and special magic. And my bedtime outfit keeps my Bear happy. First my lingerie from Lisanna Lauria, one of her contributions to District 5 (which opens tomorrow!).  It is a system pieces that comes with appliers for the boobs and a butt if you have them. (In this case, I AM wearing boobs.) System clothes still exist and are still used in world and still can look fabulous. My stockings and shoes are from Gospel Voom, who includes his own stocking HUD and textures with this set. A little HUD work and silk covers my legs.

My Favorite Bear

My hair is one of Truth Hawks’ newest, not for an event but simply sold at his store and darling as heck. It comes with little skelly hands, which I did not wear because, well, those would scare my Bear. My sultry skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s featured skin for District 5. Sawsan found herself in the middle of the Sin City portion of the event and has made a skin to match with seemingly innocent pink lipstick but sensuous eye makeup and a bod that won’t quit. Sometimes all a Bear wants is soft skin and warm hugs.

My Favorite Bear

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

Skin: .::WoW Skins::.. Becky Darktan 04 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at District 5 (opening tomorrow) *

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

Lingerie: MoDANNA [Sucreries Collection] Bodygarter Pink by Lisanna Lauria for MoDANNA, available at District 5 (opening tomorrow) *

Choker: *BOOM* Precious Bow Choker (neck) violet (modified) by Aranel Ah for *BOOM*

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

Boobs: [d] Lush Breasts 1.4 by Riann Maltese for Lush

Shoes: [Gos] Charlotte Mary Jane Pumps – Collection by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique *

Bear: toy_bear_nomal by Sakuya Lane for =Feather=

Poses by Adorkable Peapod for Adorkable (no longer available) and Helyanwe Vindaloo for Ploom

Wanton

Wanton

“Fie, fie upon her!
There’s language in her eye, her cheek, her lip,
Nay, her foot speaks; her wanton spirits look out
At every joint and motive of her body.”

~ William Shakespeare

Wanton

I’m feeling a bit wanton these days, imagining spring coming. Datrip Blackbart sent over a collection of body-conscious clothes, and I had to burst out in color and curves to enjoy his fine texture work. He has issued two sets of clothes, one being this catsuit with breast and ass appliers. Click click away and I am sheathed in a tight orange suit, laced up the back, with bodaciousness front and back. I purposefully accessorized with Ariadne Garrigus’ exclusive sunglasses for The Feeling so you were NOT looking at my eyes. Dangerously high platform heels from Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger make my legs impossibly long and of course I have enhanced with breasts from Riann Maltese and athletic legs from CK Winx.

Wanton

I had to show Shyla Boucher’s Arcade skin again with the lip gloss she sends along with it. It’s the sexiest skin for a look like this, especially with that subtle gloss. Truth Hawks just released this sensuous, wind tossed hair. He is getting better with mesh, the individual strands breaking free to curl and curve around. And my sexiest poses are always the ones from Rogan Diesel.

Wanton

“If you don’t like my peaches, Lord, don’t jiggle my tree…”

~ “Rollin and Tumblin” as done by Tedeschi Trucks Band

 

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

Skin: -Belleza- Mimi Makeup 11 with -Belleza- Mimi Gloss 11 by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-, available at The Arcade beginning March 1 *

Glasses: ***ArisAris AA26 Charismatic Sunglasses Music by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris, available at The Feeling *

Catsuit: B&C by Legal Insanity – kitty catsuit orange by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity *

Necklace: Necklace – Roho – Short – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer *

Cuff: *BOOM* Fearless wrist cuff (v2) R Gold by Aranel Ah for *BOOM* *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Metals & Tips Polish – Slink Fingernail Hud by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at The Style Icon *

Breasts: [d] Lush Breasts 1.4 by Riann Maltese for Lush

Butt: *L.inc* Cute Azz Thicker Legs by CK Winx for *L.inc*

Shoes: N-core VERTIGO “Fatpack” by Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger for N-Core *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

The Day After

The Day After

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly” – Andy Rooney

The Day After

The party’s (almost) over. (I still have people coming for dinner tonight!) I’ll admit, despite Andy Rooney’s advice, I have cleaned up the wrapping paper, though the gifts are still scattered about. (Clearly he has never had to manage a house.)

To add glamour to the task, I have put on a new dress from Kim Lysette, one she is offering for a mere 49L right now if you get over and grab it. With a beautiful exotic texture down each side and a long straight mesh skirt, this dress is elegant and chic. Add Maxi Gossamer’s jewelry for Fameshed and the look is tall and thin and hides the Christmas cookie weight I gained.

The Day After

My long wavy hair is one of Truth Hawk’s newer ‘dos, a side swept look with his characteristic beautiful textures. My skin is one of Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher’s newest with a pale lip and beautifully lined eyes. And Funeral Plutonian is offering these lovely eyes at the RMK Gothic Fair for a fresh alternative.

The Day After

The party’s over…

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

Skin: -Belleza- Nina SK 1 DB by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Frost~ Grey Eye by Funeral Plutonian for S0ng, available at RMK Gothic Frost Fair

Dress: [LG]KC-Winter13- My All Gown by Kim Lysette for LIV-Glam K Collection *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace, Bracelet and Ring – Hampton Boho by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Relaxed Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Hand appliers: -Belleza- Slink Hands – SK by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-

Nail appliers: Orc Inc : – Glitter Colors Fatpack by Nicole Twigvald for Orc Inc.*

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

Feet Appliers: -Belleza- SLink Feet Applier – Sunkissed by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-

Shoes: *BOOM* Posey Pumps (cocoa) by Aranel Ah for *BOOM* *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

The Red Bow

The Red Bow

Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

The Red Bow

Nothing like a big red bow to tie up this beautiful package. I start with a gorgeous dress from Leri Miles—a flowered piece with a big red bow. I love the texture Leri has made, accentuated with her excellent shadow work and the lovely sheen of the bow. Lots of creators take premade mesh and slap textures on it—it takes artistry to make it special, and Leri has done that.

I feature the shoes of Steffen Garcia from Shoetopia. With a color change hud that controls textures for the buckle, sole and fabric insert, the shoes are sexy and versatile. They ARE made to wear on the Slink “Mid” feet, so don’t get them unless you have the feet or want to get them.

The Red Bow

Audrey Lamede has sent out another group gift with her gorgeous eyes. A green-eyed blonde is so gorgeous, especially in one of Aida Ewing’s skins. Pretty lips and sexily lined eyes make this a beautiful skin. Add one of Kavar Cleanslate’s newest hairs with a great color changing HUD and this look is pretty as a present wrapped in a bow.

The Red Bow

By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Hair: Exile::Erase and Rewind by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile:: *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Angelica – America 05 B by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: .ID. Shades of Green – Olive II by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Dress: LMD Lilly Dress Kiss Me Red by Leri Miles for Leri Miles Designs

Choker: *BOOM* Precious Bow Choker cherry by Aranel Ah for *BOOM*

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Hand Appliers: Glam Affair – Slink Hands Skin Appliers ( America) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 162 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

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

Feet appliers: Glam Affair – Slink Feet Skin Appliers ( America) by Aida Ewing forGlam Affair

Shoes: SOYEUX by Steffen Garcia, Pearl by Faenzo for Steffen Garcia, available at Shoetopia *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Pink Polka Dots

Pinky

“Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement… Polka dots are a way to infinity.’ ~ Yayoi Kusama

Pinky

The Rockabilly Fashion Fair is still on for another week and with lagless and less-crowded shopping, it’s pretty fun and has a lot of great fashions. Ivy Burner’s contribution is this darling halter and capri set, pieces sold separately but perfect for matchy matching. Ivy includes with the set a HUD for changing the textures of the materials and trims so you can get both solid colors and polka dots. I went for the pink polka dot look, as you can see, to match my new shoes.

If lag isn’t such an issue to you, repeatedly try to tp to Shoetopia, which just opened two days ago, to pick up the shoes I show from Aranel Ah. Built for the Slink feet (yep, you can’t avoid ’em), the shoes are reasonably priced and darling. I just had to get a pair and proceeds from this color (if I recall) benefit the chosen charity, Soles4Souls.

Pinky

Chiaki Xue has released a beautiful wavy flip, reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe. I pair it with one of Shyla Diggs’ and Tricky Boucher’s newest skin releases—Nina—and beautiful blue-brown eyes from Isabelle Requiem. A quick visit to Marketplace found me polka dotted jewelry from Ayumi Cassini to match my look.

Pinky

“I don’t think there is ever a wrong time for a polka dot.” ~ Marc Jacobs

Hair: *Dura-Girl*51(Strawberry) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: -Belleza- Nina Sk 8 BL with -Belleza- Nina SK Gloss Lip 3 and -Belleza- Eyeliner 1 by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Moon Eyes – bluebrown by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic *

Halter: ~Sassy!~ RockaDoll halter – all colors by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at the Rockabilly Fashion Fair *

Capris: ~Sassy!~ RockaDoll capris – all colors by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at the Rockabilly Fashion Fair *

Jewelry: [MAGIC NOOK] Shoo Be Doo Bracelet (Pink) and [MAGIC NOOK] Shoo Be Doo Necklace (Pink) by Ayumi Cassini for Magic Nook

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Hand Appliers: -Belleza- Slink Hands – SK by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-

Nail Appliers: Nailed It –  French Manicure by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

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

Feet Appliers: -Belleza- Slink Feet – SK by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-

Shoes: *BOOM* Posey Pumps (salmon) by Aranel Ah for *BOOM*

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Green Garden

Green Garden

Take me outside, sit in the green garden,
Nobody out there, but it’s okay now.
Bathe in the sunlight, don’t mind if rain falls,
Take me outside, sit in the green garden.

~ “Green Garden” by Laura Mvula

Green Garden

A joyful look deserves a joyful song like this one from Laura Mvula. This look I put together from elements at Love Donna Flora. Sometimes it’s the joyful encouragement someone who is ill needs–a view of flowers, the idea of living in the moment. Start with the gorgeous dress that Kinu Mayako has donated for Love Donna Flora. With a clever hud that allows you to change the colorway of the dress, you get nine dresses in one. Make a copy of the dress, lock in your color and delete the scripts and away you go!

sakide hud

Beautiful wedge heels from Babette Ultsch, just released, accessorize the look. Their ankle band and zip up the back make them more than just pretty. With an easy hud for skin color matching and six different colors, this wedge is versatile and as always with Babette, sexy.

Green Garden

The lovely nails set that Sasy Scarborough made for Love Donna Flora will brighten any look and with its hud will allow for eight color combos to splash flowers on your Slink nails.

flair hud

The trees under which I dance also have been donated by Shadow78 Tryan. They come with a great hud that allows you to change the colors of the trees and the size so you can have these beautiful trees season-round. These are no copy trees—you get a set of three: large, medium, and small.

tree hud

Audrey Lamede is donating 100% of proceeds from a generous fat pack of eyes she is selling at Love Donna Flora. Her eyes, with their typical luminosity and eensy pupil, are arresting and beautiful. A pretty pink bow at the neck from Aranel Ah is being offered at The Dressing Room Fusion. A ribbon around the neck has always been on my wishlist for SL, so inevitably I am going to be owning every color.

Audrey Cresci is also donating all funds from the poses she is offering at Love Donna Flora, and they are versatile and cheerful and perfect for a dance in the garden like we used to.

Green Garden

And I’ll fly on the wings of a butterfly
High as a tree top and down again.
Put my bag down, taking my shoes off,
Walk on a carpet of green velvet.
Dance in my garden like we used to,
Dance in my garden like we used to…

I go wherever you go. Take me wherever you go.

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Chilali – Gingers02Fade by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Lulu ( America ) 02 B by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: .ID. Twinkle Eyes – Blue by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at Love Donna Flora

Dress: [ SAKIDE ] Mosaic Dress White by Kinu Mayako for [ SAKIDE ], available at Love Donna Flora *

Choker: *BOOM* Precious Bow Choker (neck) carnation by Aranel Ah for *BOOM*, available at The Dressing Room Fusion

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Skin Applier: Glam Affair – Slink Hands Skin Appliers ( America) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair

Nail applier: Flair – Nail Hud Add On – Slink Avatar Enhancement – Set 116 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair, available at Love Donna Flora *

Flower: MIASNOW Accessory – Hair Flower CHERRY BLOSSOM Pink by MiaSnow Myriam for MIASNOW

Shoes: *KL* Sandal Cora Color Set 01by Babette Ultsch for Kittie’s Lair *

Poses by Audrey Cresci for The Muse Poses, available at Love Donna Flora *

Trees: DaD Design Cherry Tree by Shadow78 Tyran for DaD Design, available at Love Donna Flora