Divine Pleasures–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19

Divine Pleasures–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19

“Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.” ~ Thomas de Quincey

Divine Pleasures–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19

There is something so cozy about a fireplace with a fire, even if the fire is coming from candles. Cory Edo has made this cozy fireplace set for Collabor88 and these stylish chairs for Fameshed. They created the perfect scene for Barnesworth Anubis’ gift for the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar gift for today, the Kitty Campaign Stool. Now, while this was made for KittyCats, the truth is that you could use this stool for a coffee table or other décor (though my Calliekins rather likes it for herself). It’s mod so you can even put poses in it. Grab yours from the calendar!

Shiny Shabby is opening tomorrow, so I am showing a few wonderful pieces from the event. First, this knit dress from Ainaraluas comes in several colors and is a very versatile look for accessorizing. I wore Tatyana Ultsch’s fur stole for Winter Trend, a piece that fit quite nicely and includes a ton of fur variations so you can wear it with many looks. My boots are Senzati0n Domenitzo’s Winter Gacha pieces. For a small amount, you can grab a pair of one of 10 awesome colors, and they fit several mesh bodies and feet. That’s a great deal for her wonderful work.

Divine Pleasures–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19

I finally got the Annie head from Catwa Clip and took some time getting used to it. JourdanMcMillan is offering appliers at Shiny Shabby for the Catwa heads and I was able to mix and match lipstick and eye makeups and come up with a look that pleased me greatly. She has a sophisticated, very blushed look with a nice choice of makeups. My hair is one of Thora Charron’s newest ‘dos with the “Swish” animation included. While I was photographing this look, I could feel the breeze caress my face because of the moving lock of hair.

Divine Pleasures–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19

Hair: .LeLutka.Adriana hair.FIT.A.Swish by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Skin applier: Bold & Beauty :: Scarlet (Catwa Applier). Fatpack by JourdanMcMillan for Bold & Beauty, 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: Luas Fall Dress Blue by Ainaraluas for Luas, available at Shiny Shabby *

Stole: :::insanya::: Synthetic Fur Stole by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at Winter Trend *

Boots: Essenz – Warsaw (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Winter Gacha Festival *

Décor:

Trompe Loeil – Haldis Fireplace Empty by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil, available at Collabor88 *

Trompe Loeil – Haldis Candleholder Scripted by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil, available at Collabor88 *

Trompe Loeil – Haldis Holiday Tapestry by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil, available at Collabor88 *

Trompe Loeil – Xeni Armchair + Blanket PG for Fameshed by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil, available at Fameshed *

Trompe Loeil – Xeni Armchair PG by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil, available at Fameshed *

LISP – Mesh – Jewel Summer Rug – Sunset Red by Lainy Voom for LISP

kitty campagin stool by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis, available December 19 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Serenity Style- Winter Picnic Brownie Plate by Hanstrid Inshan for Serenity Style, available at Shiny Shabby *

[Toiz] 7. x-mas tree deco by marinestella for [Toiz], available at Shiny Shabby *

KittyCats – Calliekins by KittyCats for KittyCats *

Divine Pleasures–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19

Soup Season

Soup Season

“I live on good soup, not on fine words.” ~ Moliere

Soup Season

It’s the last of photos taken in Barnesworth Anubis’ house. The event has already switched over but this was such a fabulous place to showcase the great pieces I have recently acquired. Finally we’re in the dining room, where the centerpiece is Kalie Firelyte’s sexy dining set for ROMP. Now, typically this may not seem so sexy but it includes several animations in chairs and table that makes it sexy. A very innocuous piece can suddenly become amorous with the right person (especially if you thought you wanted to do it in every room of the house). I decorated with various pieces from gachas at Shiny Shabby, including some darling pieces like the photo hanger from AnaisTerpallie and DanielEstro, the garlands and side table. Jake Vordun does some great work and he’s featuring a picture perfect chandelier at Shiny Shabby and I found pieces from Jammeh’s gacha to make perfect side pieces. Thanks again to tastemaker Sabein Streeter, who organized my stuff and placed a lot of it. All I had to do was go in and put the final touches.

Soup Season

The story is about soup because it’s on my mind a lot. I have made Mark Bittmann’s chunky vegetable soup three times now in the past couple weeks (as delivery of my CSA boxes winds up for the season), and today we had a carrot squash soup with ginger that my mom made. A ratatouille will no doubt make it to the table because there is an eggplant and a box of thyme on the counter. (When did this turn into a cooking blog?)

I put together this casual look with Miffyhoi Rosca’s cuddly soft knit mesh dress as the centerpiece and Darling Monday’s boots as the accompaniment. Available in several autumn-pretty colors, the dress includes a HUD for changing the belt color, so I was able to match it to my boots. Queue Marlowe’s beautifully wavy, side-caught ponytail is a lovely top for this casual look. Umazuma Metaluna made actual system skins for Chapter Four, a lovely set with her characteristic moles and finely-groomed brows. I added Constance Daehlie’s pale lipstick to the look to accentuate my soup warmed blush.

Soup Season

Hair: AD – september – DARK BROWNS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Nicky – Bare face(honey) CB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Lipstick: #adored – slayer lips – barely by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Eyes: .ID. September Eyes / Blue by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

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

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: =Zenith=Autumn Long Dress (Blue) by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Earrings: (Kunglers) Philippa earrings – Cobalt by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at On9 *

Bangles: *YS&YS* Antibes Brac Brown by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Boots: fri. – Rosie.Boots (Buck) by Darling Monday for fri.day, available at Shiny Shabby*

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang

Décor:

  • [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Garland by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby *
  • [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Chair by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby *
  • [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Photo Frame – Light by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby *
  • [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Table by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby *
  • Jian :: Saxton Dining Chair (Adult) by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *
  • Jian :: Saxton Dining Table by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *
  • Jian :: Saxton Dining Setting (Clean) by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *
  • {what next} Winter Harvest Soup Tray by Winter Thorn for {what next}
  • Con.&floorplan. framed poster / aeronautique by Tegin Serin and Wavie Haller for Consignment and floorplan *
  • AF Annan Reclaimed Wardrobe by warehousefifteendesign for Apple Fall

Soup Season

Mellow

Mellow

“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” ~ Samuel Butler

Mellow

The days are still golden this autumn. I was able to take time and toss out the flowers in the window boxes and trim the euonymus and then I sat down to listen to the radio for a bit, lounging on the sofa. In this case, the sofa is part of Alia Baroque’s featured set at ROMP this month, appropriately packed with poses for lounging and love making. I have decorated the family room with various pieces from Shiny Shabby—autumn and vintage pieces from Paolla Flux, pillows from Kunst and Hoorenbeek, chairs and tables from Soyoy, qu0op, and jammeh, and a charming piano from Marinestella. DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie have made the awesome ladder bookshelf for The Men’s Dept and Cherelle Capra has leant color to the room with her pieces for the Color Me Project. My radio is from the talented Lauren Bentham, who is offering prizes for the Peatonville Asylum game from MadPea, opening later this week (which I will write more about soon). And of course, this is all housed in Barnesworth Anubis’ lovely house for Collabor88.

Mellow

Today I am casual in a baseball tee made for the season from Flutter Memel and Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus’ fantastic mesh jeans which have been refitted for the Maitreya body and also nicely fit my Belleza body with few adjustments. My skin is Shyla Diggs’ newest, a look that is fresh and comfortable on my own face, the most “me” look I can imagine, and my braid is MissAllSunday Lemon’s great fishtail braid for Fameshed.

Mellow

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Faith Mesh Hair – Chocolate by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: -Belleza- Faye SK Dk Br 1 by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Flirtacious  eye collection – 12 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

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

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Top: Stories&Co. by Flowey / Baseball Tee – Vintage Skull by Flutter Memel for Flowey *

Jeans: L&B Swear (*Fitted*) “Flare” Denim Jeans by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Nail appliers: [LB Ombre2] *Belleza* Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Décor:

  • .07 [ kunst ] & [ hoorenbeek ] – Wood planks stool (b) by Kunst Himmel and Limer Hoorenbeek for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • .03 [ kunst ] & [ hoorenbeek ] – Pillows (wall) by Kunst Himmel and Limer Hoorenbeek for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • Soy. Corduroy Chair w/ texture change by Soyoy for Soy., available at Shiny Shabby*
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Wall Art Barn by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Autumn Wall Branch – Brown/Dk Org by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Area Rug – Fallen Leaves Dark by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Ottoman – Fall Stripe (12pos) by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Autumn Wreath – Berry Mix by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • ~Libertine~ Floor clutter, candle and books by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • ~Libertine~ Floor clutter, decorative cushion by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • ~Libertine~ Viscount Couch, Mature Ed. [v.1.0] by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • ~Libertine~ Table mess, porto and letters by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • junk. arch lamp. tall. by Tab Tatham for junk
  • AF Books by warehousefifteendesign for Apple Fall

House: [ba] tabor cottage by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis, available at Collabor88*

Mellow

The Last Smile

The Last Smile

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ~ William Cullen Bryant

The Last Smile

Fall came in yesterday just like that. It was balmy out on Monday evening, the air thick with humidity and early the next morning a cold front came through with a storm and chill air and golden sunshine followed it. When I was trying to take these photos and struggling, my friend asked, “What kind of windlight are you hoping for?” I said, “The kind that imbues the scene with sunlight filtered through a thousand autumn leaves, tinting everything with a nostalgic depth and laying upon it its honeyed warmth before the chill winter winds descend.” He sighed. “Try ‘Sunset.’”

My dear friend Sabein Streeter, helped me set up my autumn house, which I will be photoing in pieces because she jam packed it so full of goodness, and I can’t cover it all in one blog. Her wonderful decorating sense was assisted by the many beautiful décor items available this month at Shiny Shabby. We start, of course, on the back stoop, where we find leaves have covered the area via Kunst Himmel and a cart of gourds, courtesy of FadeArcade. A cozy rocking chair from Marinestella waits for a friend to sit but I have just finished riding my bike from Danielestro and am about to go inside. The house? Barnesworth Anubis’ beautiful cottage for Collabor88, more of which you will see in the next days.

The Last Smile

My outfit is a combination of fall and summer. A warm but sexy middriff-skimming sweater from Kiddo Oh at Tres Chic tops short shorts from xxxsaltandpepperxxx, available at the Cosmopolitan Room—both mesh. Long socks from Roslin Petion for My Attci and great little boots from Darling Monday at Shiny Shabby complete the look.

I want to highlight the berries in my hair—a lovely hair pick from Abraxxa Anatine, featured at the Cosmopolitan Room. I pushed it into my hair in front, a celebration of the fruits of fall. The pick has a color change menu on click and is exquisitely crafted in mesh, but not rigged so you can move it around and resize or copy and wear multiple. My hair is one of the wild fusion shades from Kavar Cleanslate, his contribution to Fantasy Collective. And once again I wear Catwa Clip’s lovely Jessica mesh head with a beautiful skin applied from Inka Mexicola , both available at the Cosmopolitan Room.

The Last Smile

Hair: Exile::The Countess by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at the Fantasy Collective *

Hair pick: EarthStones Hair Branch Hair Stick – Berries by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones, available at the Cosmopolitan Room  *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica by Catwa Clip for CATWA, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Skin applier: Essences Catwa Appliers [Natasja] by Inka Mexicola for Essences , available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Eyes: Mesh – Marble Eyes – Old Book by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

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

Sweater: Autumn Sweater – Pink MAITREYA by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Tres Chic *

Shorts: S&P Hotpants Kay by xxsaltandpepperxx for Salt & Pepper, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Socks: {Luxuria} T&C Thigh High Socks – Applier *light* by Roslin Petion for Luxuria, available at My Attic *

Boots: fri. – Rosie.Boots (Dirty) by Darling Monday for fri.day, available at Shiny Shabby*

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Décor:

  • [Toiz] 1. coming Autumn swingchair by marinestella and [Toiz] 3. Autumn Board by Marinestella for Toiz, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Bicycle by danielestro by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • .05 [ kunst ] & [ hoorenbeek ] – Autumn leaves by Kunst Himmel and Limer Hoorenbeek for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • Apt B // Snuggle Up Wheelburrow by FadeArcade by FadeArcade for Apt B, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • (MB) Wicker planter with fern “BREEZE” dark by Minke Bailey for MB-CreationZ

House: [ba] tabor cottage by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis, available at Collabor88 *

The Last Smile

Together—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 17

Together—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 17

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” ~ Garrison Keillor

Together

Today’s KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar is a double-whammy of star power. Both Shai Delacroix and Barnesworth Anubis are giving gifts, so make sure you get to the calendar today. Shai has contributed this darling mesh Santa hat, perfect for good girls and boys (and bad ones too). I matched it up with this darling coat from Ivy Burner that she is featuring at Frost, a beautiful piece of mesh work, intricately done  with a hood and fur-trimmed cuffs, collar and hem. Ivy has really upped her mesh game and she caters to every applier possible. She is a hard-working lady. I paired it with tights from Lisanna Lauria and great boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo, both also available from Frost.

Barnesworth has made these beautiful sets of mesh frames, 1 land impact with both dark and light frames, which can be modified in size, to change the matte colors, whatever you choose. He has improved the LOD over frames he has made in the past so they render beautifully. I use these frames extensively in my house because, well, I am a shutterbug (duh) and love having a visual reminder of the wonderful times I have had with my friends. The frames are kind of an iconic piece for SL—we are social and we are visual in this world and this piece serves as the perfect container for that.

Together

Shyla Diggs is offering a gorgeous set of skins at The Liaison Collaborative this month and with separate lip tattoos, you get a seemingly endless variety of looks from one small pack of skins. And what a gorgeous set of looks. Ms. Bubbles Clawtooth’s hair fits perfectly under Shai Delacroix’s holiday hat and makes my look pretty and festive.

Together

 

Hair: Clawtooth: Color Me Pretty – Coco by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth *

Skin: -Belleza- Mae TLC Med 6 Dk with -Belleza- Mae TLC Med Gloss 3 by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

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

Coat: ~Sassy!~ Let It Snow by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at FROST *

Hat: *Shai* Christmas Santa Hat by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Tights: MoDANNA [Myriade Collection] Wool Tights Green by Lisanna Lauria for MoDANNA, available at FROST *

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

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

Boots: Essenz – Brooklyn (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at FROST *

Frames: [ba] gallery wall frames – light and [ba] gallery wall frames – dark GIFT by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis, available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

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

Together

Melancholy—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

Melancholy—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

Isn’t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for — I don’t know what exactly, but it’s something that you don’t mind so much not having at other times. ~ Kate L. Bosher

Melancholy

I have been spending some time wandering around SL by myself and rather enjoying it. There is something in me that needs time alone, and when I can view the beautiful creations in SL, I am often content. It seems melancholy but is a pensiveness that is sometimes suitable during a busy season. Barnesworth Anubis’ new gazebo that he is selling at Collabor88 is a perfect place for solitary contemplation.

And I am contemplating yesterday’s opening of Frost because it’s bound to be packed with goodies you want for a warm winter. This darling outfit from Lisanna Lauria is sure to please with a system top in several jewel tones that also comes with appliers and pretty skirts with sparkle. Tights from a gacha at Frost from Manda Schmooz keep my legs warm and beanster Potato’s great boots with a texture-change HUD complete my wintery outfit.

Melancholy

This shot accents the beautiful gift in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar today—a gorgeous bracelet from Abraxxa Anatine, the goddess of metals and semi-precious stones. Abraxxa crafted this beautiful bracelet with sodalite and silver so it can be worn year-round, not just at the holidays.

My lovely long locks are Ikira Frimon’s featured style for Frost and I love this look. With the face-framing locks and the great texture-change HUD, this style has a lot to offer. My skin is a glowing look from Inka Mexicola with blushing cheeks and a lovely green eye makeup. And I love these deep blue peepers from Constance Daehlie.

Melancholy

Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Yasu hair-fatpack by Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at FROST *

Skin: Essences {Quinn01} Medium02 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

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

Top: MoDANNA [Crystalline Collection] Chiffon Bodysuit Blue by Lisanna Lauria for MoDANNA, available at FROST *

Skirt: MoDANNA [Crystalline Collection] Glitter Skirt Silver by Lisanna Lauria for MoDANNA, available at FROST *

Tights: [trs] Knit Tights – Melon (PL) by Manda Schmooz for [trs], available at FROST

Bracelet: EarthStones Ruffle Button Bracelet – Sodalite/Silver by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

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

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Placid Blue by Zozicon for ZOZ

Boots: DN Mesh: Frost Boots by beanster Potato for Ducknipple, available at FROST

Gazebo: [ba] garden gazebo – snowy by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis, available at Collabor88 *

Furnishings by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil *

  • Trompe Loeil – Snow Day Bed White + Drape {A}
  • Trompe Loeil – Star Duo Ground Lamps Silver & White
  • Trompe Loeil – Valiano Firebox Metal Ornate (high LOD)

Landscaping: Skye Enchanted Trail Curve Slight by Alex Bader for Studio Skye

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

Assisted by Avimote Posemaker by Avimote Dreamscape

Photographed at the private home of Eliza and Barely (thank you!)

Melancholy