KittyCats Advent Calendar

KittyCats Advent Calendar

The KittyCatS Advent Calendar is up again this year with a lot of spectacular gifts for people!

Isla Gealach of Cheeky Pea has this fabulous chair with single and couples poses for Day 1 and come back on Day 7 for the darling poinsettia from Kriss Lehmann of Botanical. Day 2 is a great snowglobe with poses from ZzoieZee for Zanze.

Day 3 features 2 gifts: a great set of sneakers with and without socks from Ansor Hoorenbeek of Hoorenbeek for both men and women and a gorgeous fireplace with working fire from Karthikeyan Engineer for Mesh India, including a log holder. (Again, note the poinsettia.)

Day 4 gives two fabulous gifts from Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro (nails and brows!) and a darling grandfather clock from Kaerri Rae of Kaerri.

Day 5 is a darling cottage from Ulaa Coronet of Funky Junk (a whole cottage!) and Day 6 is a sexy mesh dress from Hilly Haalan that fits standard size, Maitreya, TMP and Slink. Hot!

Day 7 is the aforementioned poinsettia from Kriss Lehmann of Botanical (everyone needs one of these) and Day 8 gives darling nails from Santana Lumiere of La Boheme for a variety of nail types with gold or silver buckles.

Day 9 are two gifts… Giela Delpaso of Nailed It made this sweet set of nails for all nail types and separate mesh nails if you still go system. And Debil Skute of Dekute Dekore is offering this great neutral furniture set that include a variety of sits. These are seriously great pieces.

Day 10 is a sexy little dress from June Dion for Bare Rose with mesh and system pieces.

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Check back in a few days for more gifties!

 

 

 

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev’rywhere you go;
Take a look in the five and ten glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Toys in ev’ry store
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
On your own front door.

~ “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” (version by Bing Crosby)

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

My studio has been taken over by the coziness of Christmas. My KittyCat, Calliekins, pops up from time to time to cuddle with me on the sofa while I am planning my holiday lists. The countdown to Christmas, my seasonal target date, is getting hectic. All these Advent Calendars are not making it any easier!

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

First, we have KittyCats’ Advent Calendar, which is offering a darling gift from a KittyCats friend every day. Today’s gift was a darling antique cabinet with doors and a drawer that open and close from Bebe Begonia. I put books in but you could put anything you like in this antique cabinet.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Speaking of Advent calendars, Cory Edo is offering a great one at the Arcade, which offers 12 gifts for the 12 days of Christmas. You pump your quarters into the gacha machine and it spews out keys that can be rezzed to open the doors. DO NOT rez a key for a door you have already opened. You will render it unusable—one key opens one door once only. I rezzed the #1 key and got this darling holiday bird with frame.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

If you hadn’t noticed, I decided to begin to look a lot like Christmas myself with this short sleeved turtleneck from LacunaInc. The weather being what it is today, short sleeves would not do well for me in RL but in SL, it’s always the perfect temperature, so I could snuggle up on a Holiday-theme sofa with Calliekins and enjoy the twinkling lights on the holiday tree from Cory Edo, both offered at FaMESHed. Ceberus Noel is offering these cute cuffed boots for the winter season made from mesh.

Finally, I gave myself a holiday appearance with green eyes from Audrey Lamede and one of the Shyla Diggs/Tricky Boucher skins being offered at the Arcade. With beautifully lined eyes and a deep red mouth, this ones a keeper if you only get one. And I am wearing the rare long hair from MissAllSunday Lemon in Ash, which is also being offered at the Arcade.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Soon the bells will start
And the thing that will make them ring
Is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart, right within your heart

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Kira Mesh Hair – Ash – RARE by by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills, available at The Arcade *

Skin: -Belleza- Tara Arcade 14 by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-, available at The Arcade *

Eyes: .ID. Shades of Green – Olive II by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Top: *LACUNA* Two Tone Turtleneck M – Olive & Samba by LacunaInc for Lacuna *

Jeans: *Shai* Slim Jeans Mesh by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai *

Boots: *GF*[Mesh] Wedge Boots “Nancy” -charcoal- by Cerberus Noel for G Field *

Sofa: Trompe Loeil – Holiday Couch With Pillows by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at FaMESHed *

Holiday tree: Trompe Loeil – Holiday 2013 Tree Blue Spruce – Scripted Lights by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at FaMESHed *

Advent Calendar: Trompe Loeil – Advent Calendar 2013 by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at the Arcade *

Rug: Persian Rug Blue and Cream by Nuala Shippe for Kunstkammer (no longer available)

Books: :CP: Hemmingway Book Pile by Isla Gealach for Cheeky Pea and Dutchie row of books by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie

Gifts: {what next} Fancy Christmas Giftboxes by Winter Thorn for {what next}

Cabinet: {CdB} Vintage French Painted Cabinet by Bebe Begonia for Casa de Bebe, available at the KittyCats 2013 Advent Calendar at KittyCats Winterland *

The Collector

The Collector

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. ~ Thomas Merton

The Collector

If SL is a fantasy world, than my fantasy is to be an art collector. In fact, at one time, I indulged in that fantasy and had my own little person gallery of art I had collected, but now I just enjoy it in my own home. I found that I could be a fantasy art collector at a new site called curiator.com (apply for an invite), in which people can exchange their favorite art and build a collection, perhaps finding more by their favorite artists and learning about new artists. Consider it a Pinterest for fine art. (I am Harper Beresford on there as well—find me.)

For this blog entry, I imagined an art collector with a country home—a modern villa with plenty of wall space for hanging paintings and sketches and photographs. (I do realize art encompasses more than this, but indulge me here.) I pulled some pieces from my collection on curiator.com and put them up on the walls and went to town with new items from FaMESHed and Collabor88.

The Collector

Cory Edo has made a collection for FaMESHed with a sort of postmodern bent. With suggestions of earlier periods, she mixes funky with traditionalism, modernist curvy lines with varied surfaces to offer a set that seems eclectic and pulled together all at once. The furniture features a variety of PG, and if you choose to upgrade, adult poses which will make it very versatile. And I even snuck in BabyChampagne Sass’s modern trunk (as my art collector travels back and forth quite a bit).

The Collector

Putting this collection in the villa that Cory is offering at Collabor88 was a no-brainer. It all fit together. The villa itself has a large open space with two rooms off the main space and three levels climbing up. She offers it in a shadowed white, which you can customize to your pleasure. I tinted the floor and several walls to pop color in our art collector’s house and give a tension to this modern but homey space. As always she offers privacy settings, pull down blinds, and locks on the doors so art thieves can’t creep in.

The Collector

Tya Fallingbridge’s dining room set at FaMESHed is a gorgeous addition to this house. With color change built into the table and credenza and changeable fabrics on the chairs, it’s entirely customizable. The modern lines of the chairs and credenza compliment the more traditional round table and provide a handsome or beautiful look to a dining room (depending on your styling).

The Collector

Our art collector is, of course, eclectic and stylish and I tried to show this with a black pantsuit that Spooky Mistwallow has made for the Black Fair. Coupled with strappy stylish shoes from TeamRedgrave (made orange to pop), the look is sleek but also colorful, especially with Maxi Gossamer’s Limited Bazaar jewelry. Funky nails from Giela Delpaso mix it up in this colorful assemblage.

The Collector

I used the elegant gold shadowed skin from Izzie Button, a feature at the Black Fair, as my palette. With dark brows and sleekly lined eyes, the skin has a neutral lip, perfect for our art collector. And a casual wavy flip from Chiaki Xue completes the look—she doesn’t want to look contrived.

The Collector

We have art in order not to die of the truth. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*45(Dark Brown) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: Izzie’s – Kaelyn Skin pale DB (gold) by Izzie Button for Izzie’s, available at the Black Fair *

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

Outfit: :KR: Glamstreet Pantsuit – Black by Spooky Mistwallow for Kastle Rock, available at the Black Fair *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace, Earrings, and Bracelet – Tarifa Neon by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Limited Bazaar *

Shoes: – Shoes Grace – 12colors R / REDGRAVE by TeamRedgrave for Redgrave

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

House:

Trompe Loeil – Modern Villa by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Collabor88 *

Furniture:

Trompe Loeil – Oceania Brights Collection by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at FaMESHed *

[PM]Pixel Mode – Cohen Dining Set by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at FaMESHed *

{{BSD Design studio}}Model offshore luggage brown by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}}, available at SL Fashion Week *

::PopArt:: Iwanca Lux vase by Fionna Cale for PopArt

:CP: Vita’s Lamp by Isla Gealach for Cheeky Pea

Rug Pale Paradise **Sweet Sorrows** by Colette Charleville for Sweet Sorrows

Pixelated Petals- Zen Bowl Set  and Pixelated Petals- Glass block vase w/orchids by Miko Omegamu for Pixelated Petals

MESHWORX – Flute Floor Lamp v3b (Mod/copy Only) by Loz Hyde for Meshworx

Trompe Loeil – Star Duo Ground Lamps Gold & White by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil *

Wedge Table Lamp by Kaerri Rae by Kaerri Rae for Kaerri

Medallion Rug by Szabo Horn, no longer available

Art by:

Robert Rauschenberg

Michael Wolf

David Hochbaum

Jeremy Geddes

Richard Avedon

Hiroshi Yoshida

Oleg Dou

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