It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 1

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 1

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

There’ll be much mistltoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When loved ones are near

~ “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams

advent calendar

It’s that time of year ago! Yes indeed! The KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar is out and I have the pleasure of showing you all the amazing content they will be giving as a gift EVERY SINGLE DAY until Christmas. The final gift will be, of course, a special holiday KittyCat. (The gorgeous front of the calendar was made by my partner, Callie Cline, who doesn’t know this, but she will be designing all my holiday cards in the future!)

The rules of the calendar are as follows: one gift per avatar. One gift per day but you can gather gifts from previous days if the door has been opened. Calendars will be available at the KittyCatS Wonderland, the main store for KittyCatS AND this year, at the stores of the contributing designers!

And who are this year’s designers? I am guessing you will be as stoked as I am when you see. (Just add “OMG OMG OMG” after each name as I did when I saw the final line-up):

  • Adored
  • Analog Dog
  • Azul
  • Barnesworth Anubis
  • Bare Rose
  • Blacklace
  • Chop Zuey
  • Convair
  • Culprit/Koikoi
  • Damselfly
  • Earthstones
  • Emo-tions
  • Funky Junk
  • Je Suis
  • Kunglers
  • Lapointe & Bastchild
  • LeeZu Baxter
  • Maxi Gossamer
  • Miamai
  • Mina
  • Pixel Mode
  • Scarlet Creative
  • Shai
  • Sn@tch
  • Somnia
  • The Loft
  • Tres Beau
  • Wow Skins

I am so excited for this line-up. This year is going to prove to be one of the best for gifts ever seen in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar! Thank you so much, wonderful designers!

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The first gift is a beautiful jewelry set from Belle Roussel, made specifically for the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar. The “Hearts of Hope” set includes a necklace, charm bracelet and earrings. What you can’t see in my static photo is that each gem has an animated texture so the diamonds appear to catch the light without having to include bling or have materials shown and is very representative of Belle’s beautiful work. The set is bold and rich-looking and festive ornamentation for any dress-up you want to do this holiday season.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I show it with an elegant sheath from Zib Scaggs that I have had in my inventory forever, waiting for the perfect look, and this was it. With new shoes from BabyChampagne Sass, which I was able to adjust to fit my Belleza Venus body feet, and Shyla Diggs’ new skin for Uber, it’s a dressy look for the holidays. My simple décor is a wire tree from Sway Dench that comes as a wall hanging or floor model, with or without little photo frames and with a great texture change script that allows gold or silver or a combo, also available at Uber.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Suki Mesh Hair – Cinnamon by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/ *

Skin: -Belleza- Lola Med 2 R by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at Uber *

Eyes: .ID. Shine Eyes / Blue-Green by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: Lifen ~ Lagoon by Zib Scaggs for Zibska

Jewelry: Hearts of Hope Gld Necklace, Hearts of Hope Gld Charme Bracelet, Hearts of Hope Gld Earrings by Belle Roussel for Chop Zuey, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}sexy cara SLK-v band by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}} *

Tree: Sway’s [Noel] wire Christmas tree / potted by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at Uber *

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)

Schtuff

Schtuff

“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” ― Marilyn Monroe

Schtuff

This entry was supposed to be about the shoes. See the shoes? Those kick-ass, mile high stilettos I have on? Driftwood Miles is about to release them, just in time for your holiday soirees. They come with a color change ankle in five colors and they are sexy and just one notch below over the top in height.

Then it was supposed to be about this new dress from AvaGardner Kungler, who is always pushing the envelope with her great designs. This is how she does it—she starts with a classic silhouette—this one a simple short-sleeved dress—and she creates an exciting, body-conscious design, this one with criss crosses and sequins. Her new necklace, one of a series she recently released, fits the look perfectly.

Schtuff

Then it was about the stuff. First this ingenious little bistro table from Froukje Hoorenbeek with a variety of options. Rez a number of different dining scenarios for one to four people, enjoy a whole sequence of dinner in animation and settings. (The one you see her is “Wine 2”.) It’s ingenious and the simple looks belie the complicated mechanisms inside.

Schtuff

There are tons of holiday decorations scattered around my new skybox, this one the Snowy City Loft that Barnesworth Anubis is offering at this round of Collabor88. I absolutely love the cozy feeling within while the snow falls outside—I can practically hear the radiators clanking. Cory Edo has gone nuts with the holidays this year, so I put out one of her funky trees, wrapped gifts (no trans so only good for decoration), Star-shaped lights and decorations and club chairs (these last also available at this round of Collabor88). On top of Loz Hyde’s coffeetable? Cherelle Capra’s generous advent gift of candles and the absolutely charming pine cone strands mixed with Cory’s hanging stars.

I’ll give you another look at Sachi Vixen’s gorgeous new skin with a great retro look from Truth Hawks that just came out. And finally the group gift trunk that Barnesworth Anubis so generously distributed today next to the antlered chair from Tobais Convair, which I only bought for the one insouciant pose which serves so well to show off my gorgeous new shoes.

Schtuff

See? It always comes back to the shoes!

Hair: >TRUTH< Sassy 2 w/Roots – espresso by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: AE Skins – Carolyn T3 Scarlet by Sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Eyes: IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Steel Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Dress: (Kunglers) Paisley dress – Red by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers *

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Abaco necklace – Golden by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Nails: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_ScarlettPlain by Jin Elfan for Leverocci

Shoes: !!! Tribe !!! Siren Stiletto – Garnet by Driftwood Miles for Tribe Wear *

Stuff you see: Trompe Loeil – Club Chair Corduroy Tan, Trompe Loeil – Loveseat Corduroy Green by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Collabor88 *

Trompe Loeil – Curio Table Mahogany with Marble Display (modified), Trompe Loeil – Holiday 2012 giftboxes, Trompe Loeil – Star Duo Ground Lamps Silver & White, Trompe Loeil – Star Light Pendant Silver & White Short, Trompe Loeil – Funky Christmas Tree Gold & Silver v2 by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil *

LOZ_Linx Coffee Table (Copy Only) by Loz Hyde for Meshworx

[CIRCA] – “Festive Pinecone” Ribbon Candles – red (Advent gift), [CIRCA] – “Festive Pinecone” Strands by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA]

Dutchie bistro table by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *

[HANDverk]Antler Chair.striped.adult by Tobias Convair for [HANDverk]

[ba] decorative steamer trunk with stickers by Barnesworth Anubis for barnesworth anubis *

Skybox: [ba] snowy city loft by Barnesworth Anubis for barnesworth anubis, available at Collabor88 *

Spirit of the Season

Spirit of the Season

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!  ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie

Spirit of the Season

What is better than dressing up for a holiday party? Today I set together a few mesh pieces with relative success once I tinkered with sizing. On top I have the bodice from one of Raven Pennyfeather’s beautiful gowns complete with her characteristic decolletage decoration and a shoulder scarf that I tinted more purple to match the outfit.

I am wearing a beautifully textured mesh skirt from Poulet Koenkamp that she is releasing. The difference in use of a basic mesh skirt is evidenced by the textures—Poulet brings this one to life and makes it chic and stylish with the shaded pleated fabrics. I also donned one of her new headpieces, this piled with roses. I appreciate that it’s not multicolored—then the hat doesn’t become the sole focal point of the outfit. (Ever notice that Katherine Middleton’s hats never overwhelm? It’s has it should be. Her face and smile are most important.)

Chic bowed pumps from Tya Fallingbridge finish the look. These come with a hud so the bow and sole/platform can be changed. Brilliant and versatile.

Spirit of the Season

Speaking of the face, I am wearing the newest skin from NatalieWells. I love the eyes and the contours of the face—the skin almost makes my shape look like I am square-jawed. I have added Mocksoup Graves’ translucent lipstick because the lips on this skin are a little dry looking and the color adds a bit. I also added Kianna Noel’s eyeliner to dress the look up a bit. This skin provides a great palette for adding different looks.

Spirit of the Season

Come, woo me, woo me, for now I am in a holiday humor, and like enough to consent. ~ William Shakespeare

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Amelie Mesh Hair – Chocolate by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/ *

Skin: Deesses: Laurette – Dark eyebrows – Milky Coffee by NatalieWells for Deesses *

Makeup -[AddiCt]-Aki Eyeshadow/liner/Purple by Kianna Noel for -[AddiCt]- and M.O.C.K Cosmetics Raspberry Wine Lipstain  (Lipcolor only) by Mocksoup Graves for M.O.C.K. cosmetics

Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes – Dark Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Top: RFYRE INSPIRE MESH SERIES NOIR:  BODICE by Raven Pennyfeather for House of RFyre *

Skirt: :: PM :: Break Skirt in Aubergine [MESH] by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Hat: :: PM :: Kawana Headpiece in Black by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Ring: P.C; Diamond Encrusted Square Cut Amethyst Ring by Cora Lu for Paper Couture

Nails: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_SilverPlain by Jin Elfan for Leverocci

Shoes: [PM]Luna Leather Woods – w/TB- Purple by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode *

Tree: Trompe Loeil – Funky Christmas Tree Gold & Silver v2 by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations

A Glittery Winter

It’s no secret that I am friends with Callie Cline. In the past years she has become a good friend, and I truly respect her a lot. I feel lucky to have met her. She really is all that—positive, cheerful, fun, creative, and even crazy.

A Glittery Christmas

When she told me she had put up her holiday goods at her Stereo Vogue sim, I had to run over. (Actually she begged me to see.) I put on the Ally Mini Coat (which she had given me a long time ago when I was just a silly fangirl) with its plush fur collar and fun striped teal textures and her teal “kick shickers” and flew over.

A Glittery Christmas

Callie had created a winter wonderland in typical Callie style—glittering silver trees, bright colored ornaments, whimsical light poles, twirling twisting paths with icy silver bricks, sweet candy canes, and inexplicably, a big ice bunny. (Well, not really all that odd for Callie… Callie has a bunny project going on and well, she’s Callie.)

A Glittery Christmas

I styled my outfit with Callie’s fabulous antlers that have color change ornaments. (A whole slew of the actual ornaments are for sale on her sim as well.) I also wore her big bright blue eyes with a pretty skin from Monicuzza Babenco and blonde hair from Hinano Runo (what other color would I wear in Callie’s clothes).

I have been Calliefornia’d. It ain’t such a bad way to go.

A Glittery Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

Hair: = Hal*Hina = [platinum] Hair -elizabeth- /size L by Hinano Runo for Hal*Hina

Eyes: sam’s special custom eyes by callie cline by caLLie cLine for caLLie cLine*

Skin: *YS & YS* Zara 12 Marine Light EB by Monicuzza Babenco for YS & YS*

Coat: aLLy cat mini coat by caLLie cLine for caLLie cLine*

Stockings: galaxy girl stockings by caLLie cLine for caLLie cLine*

Jewelry: the ROCK by caLLie cLine for caLLie cLine*

Antlers: HAPPY HEAD WITH BUNNEH LOVE! by caLLie cLine for caLLie cLine*

Boots: caLLie cLine -teal “wild kick shickers” by caLLie cLine for caLLie cLine

Taken at Stereo Vogue-winter wonderland. NOT under duress.