Blessings—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Blessings—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~ Charles Dickens

Blessings

No series of blog posts about the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar is complete without an invasion by the KittyCatS themselves. Two new breed lines have been released recently—Rainy Day Dreams with little patridges and pears in the antlers and sELFies, Santa’s little troublemaking helpers. They are plopped all over a great piece of furniture that Debil Skute made for the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 8, which includes several great custom poses for men and women. (You don’t need KittyCatS to enjoy the furniture, by the way.)

Blessings

A green mesh jumpsuit from Cynthia Ultsch is casual wear at its sexiest. All in one piece, the outfit fits and bends amazingly well and comes in curvy as well as regular sizes so if you carry a little extra, you have room to move. Great winter boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo keep my feet warm.

The featured item today is a wonderful necklace made from scratch by Bastchild Lotus. Bast makes jewelry in real life so she brings a sensibility about what looks good and what is possible to her SL jewelry, and this great unisex necklace is no exception. If you look very closely, you can see a beautiful celtic heart finding, a gem, a kitty charm and of course the main piece. The beads are exquisitely textured, all on a resizable leather cord. This piece was made uniquely as a gift for the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar so make sure you get your copy.

Blessings

Truth Hawks recently ended his half off sale (waaah) but has come out with new hair (yay). This windblown style comes with our without a great pompom hat with all his gorgeous hair color textures. I am still infatuated with Syane Cisse’s pretty peachy skin, which I wear here without makeup. Love the delicate way she shows highlights.

Blessings

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

Skin: [sYs] SKIN – LOU M01 (brown brows) by Syane Cisse for [sYs]

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light green by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Outfit: [Cynful] Ultschfit Olive by Cynthia Ultsch for [Cynful], available at FROST *

Necklace: L&B Swear “Love My Cat” Necklace – Unisex by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

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

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Reindeer Colors White Polish (slink) Fingernail Hud by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at FROST *

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

Boots: Essenz – Brooklyn by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at FROST *

Furniture: Pet Bed Table & Chairs – 2014 Advent : by Dekute Dekore by Debil Skute for Dekute Dekore, available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar * (Day 8)

My friends:

  • KittyCatS! – Rainy DayDream by KittyCatS for KittyCatS
  • KittyCatS! – sELFies! by KittyCatS for KittyCatS

Blessings

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Tempted

Tempted

“I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.” ~ Mae West

Tempted

The new District 5 event is kind of tempting. I have seen some previews of items that will be there and it’s gonna be tough. For example, this mini dress from Cynthia Ultsch comes in several colors and includes a HUD that allows you to change the color of your belt and buckle may times over so you can mix and match it with other looks. Lots of ladies like Cynthia’s work and this is your chance to get it with this versatility built in. The high heels from Sn0b that I am wearing have the same kind of HUD scheme with the ability to switch out colors on separate pieces and even to hide elements of the decoration, like the bows. My awesome necklace is one of Maxi Gossamer’s pieces for FaMESHed and includes her magic texture-switch scripts. Monica Outlander just put out a set of Slink nail appliers that include mesh tattoos. They work with size 10 hands, which mine are not (because that would give me t-rex arms) but are resizable. I chose to forgo the tattoos because the polishes are plenty pretty.

Tempted

Kavar Cleanslate is selling this lovely hair at Collabor88 this month in his set of fantastic textures. I can see he is attuned to his audience, who wants full locks and a sort of innocent sexiness that comes out from the pinned-aside bangs. My skin is one of Brendon Papp’s glorious new skins on Marketplace, which comes with three eyeliners and five lipsticks and an aetherial style and sublime smile you won’t find with other skins. He has been slowly coming back to SL and offering more and more of his unique style, so keep an eye on him!

Tempted

Hair: Exile::Letters and lipstick by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: !Imabee: Petal – Florentien /darkB with !Imabee: Petal – Florentien – Lip 2 and !Imabee: Florentien – Eyeliner 2 by Brendon Papp for Imabee 

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

Dress: [Cynful] Society Dress – White by Cynthia Ultsch for Cynful, available at District 5 (opening August 13) *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Biarritz Beaded Collar by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

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

Nail appliers: Miamai_LacquerSublime_NYPrincess SLinkHands Casual by Monica Outlander for Miamai *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: ]S]N]0]B] Endless (Slink High) Pair by Sn0b for ]S]N]0]B], available at District 5 (opening August 13) *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

The Seven Year Itch

Seven Year Itch

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one [wo]man in [her] time plays many parts, [her] acts being seven ages. ~ William Shakespeare

Seven Year Itch

My seventh rez day crept up on me today. I didn’t realize it until Stephen pointed it out to me, and then I blushed, realizing it was true. I have done the math and realize I am in my prime! (If there are four sunrises and sunsets per 24 hours, then it would be four days per 365 days, 365 days per year would make me 28 years old. I’ll take it!) I have enjoyed some celebrations already. Jaynine Scarborough, the wondrous amazing voice from Berlin, sang me an over-the-top Happy Rezday at her show that brought tears to my eyes. I reminisced with IronGut McAllister about when he DJ’d my first rez day. I got an amazing poem written for me. As Jaynine would sing, “It’s wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!” And despite the title, I don’t seem to be going anywhere.

In my seven years in SL, one of the most wonderful things that has emerged is the explosion of content available to consumers. No, folks, businesses don’t fail in SL because of content theft or because of lack of support from LL; they fail because the competition has become fierce and you have to provide great content with a tight business model. My look today includes some of the best designers in SL who created pieces for the 100 Block and a hungry shopping community.

First start with Cynthia Ultsch’s short jean jacket. I was so thrilled when I saw this come out. She has made it short to work with many different mesh outfits, open to show a little decolletage and open enough to accommodate different sizes in front. I fit it over Datrip Blackbart’s little rock n roll bustier (this can be found at his shop) and then wore that with Moonbubble Gothly’s high-waisted mini, where the material in the skirt goes up rather than down. I have to say I wore bustier and skirt out and got a lot of compliments. Of course the compliments may have come from wearing Gospel Voom’s high heeled Mary Janes from FaMESHed with their frilly ankle socks. In fact, I think for my compliment-givers, these were a delectable deciding factor.

Seven Year Itch

Cruella Pennell often amazes me with her other-vision hair styles and her style and hairbases for 100 Block are no exception. With an intricately shaved texture, the hair base’s swirls correspond with my skirt while my long locks on top, tossed to the side, give my look height and movement. Limited edition earrings from Ganymede Galaxy from Limited Bazaar give me a touch of Wastelands with filament inside the glass bulb hanging off a gear. And the luscious skin Sawsan Secretspy is selling at 100 Block, is pretty and soft but has enough grit with the darkly lined eyes to make the look work.

Seven Year Itch

Thank you, my dear treasured friends in SL. You know who you are, many of you who have been with me throughout this second life. Here’s to many more!

Hair: a: anaxilea: pitch black by Cruella Pennell for Adoness, available at the 100 Block *

Hairbase: a: shaved damask: grey shades by Cruella Pennell for Adoness, available at the 100 Block *

Skin: .::WoW skins::. Nawra Darktan 04 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the 100 Block *

Eyes: pearl – columbia – medium bright by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Jacket: [Cynful] Cropped Denim Jacket by Cynthia Ultsch for Cynful, available at the 100 Block *

Top: Legal Insanity – tori rocker top leather zebra by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity *

Skirt: [ bubble ] Highwaisted Skirt  by Moonbubble Gothly for [bubble], available at the 100 Block *

Earrings: Aesthetica Filament Earing by Ganymede Galaxy for Aesthetica, available at the Limited Bazaar

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

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Metals Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: [Gos] Charlotte Mary Jane Pumps – Patent by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique, available at FaMESHed *

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

Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. ~ Scott Adams

Ripple Effect

Funny how you meet a new person and it ripples through your life. Suddenly you are thinking of something you discussed and it affects how you do something else or it comes back to you days later while you are doing something else. It’s a ripple effect, when a new person enters your life. And it’s a ripple effect when you do something good for others. A positive push to the world.

Having put in my little bit for the day, let me show you this sexy ensemble, mostly made of stuff from the Black Fair, which is opening today. Start with this sexy dress from Cynthia Ultsch. Cynthia favors curviness over anything and this dress has it in spades with a sexy shape and gorgeous color. I accessorized with a new mesh belt from Mirja Mills and pearls that Maxi Gossamer is offering at the Black Fair. BabyChampagne Sass is offering these studded heels at the Black Fair as well.

Ripple Effect

My sexy skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s lovely exclusive for the Black Fair. With sensual glossy lips and a heavily lined cat eye, it’s arresting. My long hair is one of Truth Hawk’s new releases. I chose the fade in teal to work with the dress.

Ripple Effect

Every positive change has a ripple effect.

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Carrie [Roots] – LightBrowns03Fade by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Valentina Tan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::., available at the Black Fair *

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

Dress: [Cynful] Sexy Back Dress in teal by Cynthia Ultsch for Cynful, available at the Black Fair *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Alexa Black Choker Pearls – Group 2 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at the Black Fair *

Belt: .:EMO-tions.. * TALULAH* belt by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:. *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Summer lover Special editionCDblk by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}}, available at the Black Fair *

Poses by Audrey Guter for Purple Poses, available at the Black Fair *

Making Cookies

Today’s a day for making cookies.

Making Cookies

I am celebrating my new shoes. (Yes, it turns out it really is all about the shoes… ask Anessa.) I had a chat with Coke Dreadlow, the maker of the puddle jumpers I reviewed a few days ago, and he asked if I had seen his Lo-Tops. Well, no I hadn’t so he kindly passed me a pair. I spent the next hour plus fiddling with them, clicking buttons on the hud, changing colors on the laces and the sides and the tops, joyfully experiencing my new shoes (which fit like they were old shoes).

They started out this spiffy black with white laces, the kind every cool guy wears until he’s 43 (and then at that magic age, they are not so cool anymore). Then I did this preppy punk version with the argyle and the checks.

Making Cookies

I kind of got out of hand with it. I did the koi with flowers with complimentary purple laces. Then I did the .. well.. clown shoes *cough*. I just couldn’t stop.

Making Cookies

It’s all due to the brilliance of this handy dandy super-magical hud included with the shoes. You can click the inside on and change that to polka dots, or click the inside and outside and make them all bunny pink, or click the tongue and laces and make the camouflage or… well you get the picture. The only thing missing is the ball-point penned-on doodles my RL Chuck Taylors had (and the tread traced around on the bottom with the same ball point). Coke has made a fun and functional piece of brilliant art.

Making Cookies

There really is a story about making cookies somewhere in here. I made some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies tonight, reminded by the handy dandy mixer strapped to my leg (complete with beaters). Gosh I love this mixer from PrimtroniCS. I pulled out a wooden spoon and put this ensemble on. The uber-cute jeans were a bloggers gift from Anyusha Lilienthal and the top is one from Cynthia Ultsch I snagged at the RFL clothing fair.

Making Cookies

Making Cookies

I bet you are wondering about these robot earrings. I bought the earrings and bracelet at the recent Jewelry Fair because they were whimsical and cool. They matched the shoes in lightheartedness. I saw an artist at a recent art show in Chicago doing prints with robots similar to these. I predict robots are the Next Big Thing. (Haven’t they been saying that for about a century now? Next thing you know they will be telling us we will be talking on typewriters to each other and walking around as cartoons!)

Making Cookies

Who’s gonna lick the spoon?

Hair: [TOP]_HA_Shaggy cut_1_Chocolate by Heidi SeraKorea by T.O.P.

Skin: Pulse Skin-Climax/Valeries T2 Champagne by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Top: [ Cynful ] Chequered Love – White (RFL Item) by Cynthia Ultsch for [ Cynful ]

Jeans: Ibizarre Boyfriend  Jeans by Anyusha Lilienthal for Ibizarre

Shoes: UBU PornStar Lo-Tops by Coke Dreadlow  for Urban Bomb Unit

Earrings and Bracelet: DooDads – Robot Earrings and Bracelet by Paisley Mizin for DooDads

Mixer: holstered mixer V1.2 female right by CJoke Oh for PrimtroniCS

Spoon: wooden spoon, part of the combat-enabled “Angry Housewife Set,” by Leetah Moxie for Curl Up and Dye. (I have good reasons for owning this. Do not ask.)