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

Fresh Made Lemonade

Fresh Made Lemonade

You’re like fresh made lemonade
Just like fresh made lemonade
So sweet to the taste

~ “Fresh Made Lemonade” by Barnaby

Fresh Made Lemonade

It’s still hot here and a tall cool glass of fresh made lemonade is the ticket. This fresh look is invigorating too. Start with this lovely dress from Carmella Ruby. Carmella, who is known for her distinctive skins and shapes, providing the grid with a much-needed alternative to all the pretties out there, is now branching out into mesh clothing. She asked me to preview this dress and I was so delighted with the textures and silhouette, I decided to blog it. Carmella will be offering this dress and other gorgeous items with hand-made textures at very competitive prices (I heard her suggest under 100L for most items) so that folks who are unable to get their hands on quality mesh items regularly can do so.

Fresh Made Lemonade

My skin is one of Tricky Boucher’s 15 gorgeous offerings for the Arcade this time around, and it’s, as usual, stunning. With a variety of makeups and skin tones, Tricky is presenting these skins in the affordable gacha environment of the Arcade. (Whether you can get in is another question.) Just jam your linden into the machine and grab whatever you can get—they are all lovely.

My short ‘do from Chiaki Xue, another one of her stunning wavy short cuts, shows off the earrings and necklace that Maizon Rayna so generously offered as her Love Donna Flora contribution. The exquisite and intricate build of the jewelry is very representative of Maizon’s work with its gorgeous shapes and baroque sensibilities.

Fresh Made Lemonade

All I want to do is spend my nights with you
Sipping the sweet lemonade
Making love til we see the sun again.

Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*47(Mocha) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: -Belleza- Leila Arcade 5 by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-, available September 1 at Arcade

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Gem Eyes – green by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic

Dress: RUBY Empire Gown (Mossy Fire) by Carmella Ruby for Ruby *

Jewelry: TdO*DonnaFloraParure necklace, earrings, and bracelet by maizon Rayna for Terra d’ombrA *

Shoes: [Gos] Paris Peeptoe – Satin Collection by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Rosanne Rosanna Bandana

Rosanne Rosanna Bandana

If it’s not one thing, it’s another.

Rosanne Rosanna Bandana

The following is a very culturally specific reference to a TV character on Saturday Night Life. An example can be seen here.

A Mr. Roger Feder from Fr. Lee, New Jersey, writes in and says, “Dear Rosanne Rosanna Bandana, I heard there is something called a Hair Fair going on. Don’t they have enough with craft fairs and art fairs, car fares and state fairs, book fairs and college fairs, renaissance fairs and train fares, the fairest of the fair and the vanity fair? I know of air fares but what is this hair fair?”

“Well don’t you ask a lot of questions for a guy from New Jersey. Don’t they have fairs where you are? I guess nothing ever happens in New Jersey.”

“It’s very simple. Hair Fair is a yearly fair in SL where hair creators sell brand new hair with a percentage going to Wigs for Kids. Wigs for Kids makes hair pieces for kids who have lost their hair due to illness.”

“Once I, Rosanna Rosanna Bandana, lost my hair in a freak SL accident. I wore a wine glass and my hair came flying off. I can tell you, it’s not a nice thing. On some people, the system head is lumpy and smells funny. And you know, if you look close, some people have those lines in their skin where the face matches up to the head and it looks like someone sewed on their face badly or maybe used tape and you don’t know where they’ve been. Or their hair falls off and suddenly all you notice is that they have these squinty tiny eyes and a frown on their face like they forgot to wipe?”

Rosanne Rosanna Bandana

[At this point Sasy Scarborough interrupts. “What does Hair Fair have to do with that?”]

“Well you know, as they say, ‘If it’s not one thing, it’s another.’ If it’s not Hair Fair, it’s squinty-eyed frowners who forgot to wipe.”

Rosanne Rosanna Bandana

I went through this whole parody for Hair Fair. This year again I made a bandana for Hair Fair, with all proceeds going to Wigs for Kids. I named the bandana for the pun, of course, but also for the actress who played her. Below is my explanation:

“Thanks for purchasing this Rosanne Rosanna Bandana, named in homage to Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer after a courageous battle with the illness. While she was not a child herself, she played childlike characters on Saturday Night Live in the US during the 70s, including Judy Miller, a little girl who pretends to put on a talk show in her bedroom (http://www.hulu.com/watch/3518), Lisa Lubner, a nerdy girl who is in love with a boy named Todd (http://www.hulu.com/watch/4142), and my favorite, Rosanne Rosannadanna, a New Yorker with an opinion about many things with the philosophy, “It’s always something…” (http://www.hulu.com/watch/4147).”

Rosanne Rosanna Bandana

I hope you purchase one. I kind of made the texture from scratch (though I used brushes from Falln Stock). Thank you to Vaalith Jinn for explaining how to preview the texture on the hat (nope, didn’t use a temporary texture).

Please buy one. I worked hard on this and this blog entry. I am certainly no artist but I did my best so some little kid who is sick doesn’t have to worry about people seeing her bald head.

Rosanne Rosanna Bandana

If it’s not one thing, it’s another.

On Harper:

Bandana: Bandana Day 2013 Rosanne Rosanna Bandana by Harper Beresford, available at Hair Fair 2013

Skin: Glam Affair – Summer – Europa – 01 A by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Blossom (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON

Dress: *DNR* NADIA Liquid Swim Suit Dress Orange by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree

Feet: [Gos] Mesh Feet – Arched Foot by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique *

Poses by Mavi Beck of Ma Vie *

On Rosanne:

Hair: SHOCK – electric bob – black by Tutys for Tutys

Skin: RUBYSusannaSkin(bright red-purple) by Carmella Ruby for Ruby Skins *

Eyes: pearl – warm onyx – large medium by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Makeup: Geisha Blush for Brunettes by Miss Shippe’s Studio by Lillian Shippe for Miss Shippe’s Studio and beauty by alaskametro<3 “MIDNIGHT” brow02 by Alaska Metropolitan for alaskametro<3

Top: E’ire – Blazer + Tee Leopard by Linkin Wardell for Éire

Hands: Slink Mesh Hand Elegant 1 L and Slink Mesh Hand Gesture R by Siddean Munro for Slink

Pose custom made by Olaekna Chesnokov of oOo Studio (thank you!)