A Christmas State of Mind

A Christmas State of Mind

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.    –Mary Ellen Chase

A Christmas State of Mind

I am enjoying the holidays a lot this year. I made a crapload of cookies (that are now in the freezer). I tied special ribbons all over the tree. I remodeled my family room and sewed a special holiday runner for my mantel. I went to a cocktail party last night and noshed on the holiday special treat in these parts: raw beef and onions. And I have been knitting like mad to get some gifts done too. So… I kind of dressed up elfishly to feel it in my heart.

I started with Shai Delacroix’s boat-neck top, a casual mesh piece with a great texture change HUD that allows a variety of looks, all with stripes. I wore red, of course, and matched my socks (cuz matching socks with shirt is very festive). And I put on Isabelle Requiem’s new winter shorts for a little elfish fun. Merry winter boots with pompoms from Anessa Stine make the look complete.

A Christmas State of Mind

My face is speckled with stars from Airedine Poe’s darling gift for the KittyCats Advent Calendar. In fact, I have two more gifts in this blog from the Calendar—first, my silly darling poses from Gidge Uriza and if you look at my nails, some awesome candy striped nails from Giela Delpaso, who has been giving in holiday spirit for both this and the Peace on Earth hunt. She offered TWO sets for the KittyCats Advent Calendar. Go give Giela some of your linden by buying one of her regular nail sets—she deserves some thanks.

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PeachieMuah has come out with a new doll skin, which I wore with elven glee and Isabelle Requiem’s moody eyes have a certain twinkle. I tied my hand up with a bow with Cherella Capra’s gacha ring (one of many) that she is offering at the Christmas Market Event, that is still open. Of course, M4ri1yn Magic’s cute hair with eensy ponytails makes the look—how much more festive can I get?

A Christmas State of Mind

If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away.

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Cho Hair – Dark red by M4ri1yn Magic for Tableau Vivant *

Skin: {FF Doll} Evie Snow by PeachieMuah for Fresh Face *

Makeup: +>A&A<+ Star Blush for KittyCats by Airedine Poe for Adore and Abhor, available at the KittyCats 2013 Advent Calendar at KittyCats Winterland *

Eyes: [Brixley] Moody Eyes – green by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Kustom9 *

Top: *Shai* Sailor Sweater by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai *

Shorts: [Brixley] Winter Shorts – red plaid by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Leggings: [Renegade] Red Striped Leggings by Kaejo DaSilva for Renegade

Ring: [CIRCA] – “Festive Holiday” Stacked Bow Ring – Red/Silver by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at the Christmas Market Event *

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Slink – KittyCats Advent Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It, available at the KittyCats 2013 Advent Calendar at KittyCats Winterland *

Boots: DCNY MESH_Cozy Boots_Crimson by Anessa Stine for DCNY

Poses: PRETENSE POSES The Cats Meow by Gidge Uriza for Pretense Poses, available at the KittyCats 2013 Advent Calendar at KittyCats Winterland *

What About Lunch?

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”” ~ Winnie the Pooh

What About Lunch

Admittedly sometimes I ramble on far too long in my blog so today it’s going to be short and sweet—kind of like this dress from Anessa Stine, a new offering from a new designer for DCNY. She uses what seems is a photosourced texture that has been carefully rendered over the dress shape so you have a sexy peekaboo fabric without being too revealing.

What About Lunch

My skin is an offering from Monicuzza Babenco at the Dressing Room with a pretty demeanor and bright lips. My hair is a new delicious updo from Truth Hawks. How does he keep doing it?

What About Lunch

“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.” ~ Winnie the Pooh

Hair: >TRUTH< Alison – chocolate by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: *YS & YS* Penelope Flash – Tdr by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS & YS*, sold at The Dressing Room

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Mint (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: DCNY_Stretch Crochet Dress_Cerise by Anessa Stine for DCNY *

Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Shanti Snow Leopard by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya Gold

I Think Pink

“The very pink of perfection.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith

I Think Pink

Saya Littlething, the creator of Schoen, decided to contribute to Fashion for Life because her father is being treated for cancer of the large intestine. Recently, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan affected her family as well as they live near the epicenter.

Saya continued to support Fashion for Life because cancer was her main concern and the main thing touching her life, earthquake and tsunami notwithstanding. Despite the trouble in her country, she persisted with Fashion for Life, and she has continued to do so by offering this cute jacket as a donation item in her store with all proceeds going directly to the American Cancer Society. Her shop is full of cute items, many of them considerably well crafted and great for casual wear for men and women.

I Think Pink

I wear with shoes from Renee Harvy, another FFL offering at her store and skin from Monicuzza Babenco, recently offered at The Dressing Room. My pants are from Anessa Stine, model and now designer, who has taken the DCNY label under her wing and is filling the store with new creations weekly.

Finally, my hair is from the always friendly chiaki Xue, who partnered up with mappy Handrick of ARAI to make this cute style. I saw it on a man the other day and it wasn’t bad, but I sure like it for a girl, especially with its color change hat.

 

I Think Pink

Pink isn’t just a color, it’s an attitude! ~ Miley Cyrus

Hair (with hat): Dura x ARAI Curl(Black) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: *YS & YS* Amber – Rainbow for Tdr by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS & YS*

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Eggplant Deep (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Jacket: ***FFL Exclusive*** ::Schoen:: Froh (Pink) by Saya Littlething for ::Schoen:: *

Pants: DCNY_Zip Pocket Pants_Black by Anessa Stine for DCNY *

Shoes: ***FFL Exclusive*** ::Duh!:: Floral Linen Flats Silver by Renee Harvy for ::Duh!:: *

Sweater Weather

I was poking around the other day, looking for a bunny head I had seen on someone  (don’t ask) and ended up back at yumyum. I love yumyum. Everything there is so cute without being twee, pretty and sweet without being cloying. I just can’t handle twee, so that’s saying a lot. Even the bunny head appeals to me.

A Chill in the Air

I stumbled in past the many plants in pots and glass containers of which I have too many, past the sculpty antique chairs, past the wreaths (two of which I bought), past the herbs in gardening boxes, and found myself in front of the most fantastic sweaters. So of course, I got one. Between the amazing texture, the perfectly done sculpties, the pure coziness of it, I am just thrilled. And this is again, a perfect example of how toraji Voom makes cute without crossing to twee.

A Chill in the Air

I found a pair of jeans from Dawn Memorial that matched the sweater well and were chic enough to go with the sweater. And then the other to-die-for in this ensemble are the boots from JB Gazov. I have already explained my love of all things J’s, and these boots reinforce those feelings. These are the ankle boots for a knee-high boot—I got the multicolor version. They also come with two heels.. a stiletto and a more square version. OK, yes, I love these boots.

A Chill in the Air

Finally, I dressed up with a brand new loose updo from Truth Hawks, a beautiful skin from Lorac Farella—one of my favorites, and jewelry from Maeve Mortlock and Nuala Shippe. I feel chic and warm and just right.

A Chill in the Air

With the smell of burning leaves in the air and the sound of leaves crunching underfoot:

Hair: >TRUTH< Cameron – auburn by Truth Hawks for Truth

Skin: Pulse Skin – Angie ll/Chosen by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins*

Sweater: **DP**yumyum:romantic sweater/green by toraji Voom for yumyum

Jeans: Basic Black Jeans (Flared) by Dawn Memorial for DCNY*

Earrings: Ear Candy ~ Copper Bell Earrings by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy

Ring: Kunstakammer revised ring stack colorway 5 by Nuala Shippe for Kunstakammer

Boots: J’s Long Boots Round (11Colors) by JB Gazov for J’s