Evening Stroll

Evening Stroll

Nothing like a nighttime stroll to give you ideas. ~ J.K. Rowling

Evening Stroll

I took a stroll in the snow after a party the other evening. I felt pretty and festive during this week between Christmas and New Year especially with my new coat from Ariadna Garrigus, which comes with a texture change HUD that includes several gorgeous looks. I opted for the safe red with black to match my pretty little shoes from Apple May, which are her exclusive at Shiny Shabby. The only downfall to these shoes? They only are available for Slink feet. I got a pretty neck bow from Jellyroll on MP to echo the whole black bow thing I have going on and have a spiffy handbag from Aikea Rieko for Shiny Shabby.

Evening Stroll

Marcopol Oh is offering this skin at Shiny Shabby for the LeLutka heads and I opted to wear it on the new Simone. It comes with several lipsticks and eyeshadows but I preferred to apply a shadow from Izzie Button. Dressy earrings from AvaGardner Kungler, also for Shiny Shabby, give some holiday kick to my outfit. And Mina Nakamura’s casual but sophisticated cut for Tres Beau gives a sort of casual touch to an otherwise sophisticated look.

Evening Stroll

Hair: MINA Hair – Stella by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Tres Chic *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-SIMONE v1.4 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: Clef de Peau Blu Tan LeLutka appliers by marcopol Oh for Clef de Peau, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyeshadow: Izzie’s – LeLutka Extra Eyeshadow Applier Hud (Sophee) by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Eyes: {D.A} Striking Eyes – Branch by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Coat: ***ArisAris~Gara21~Reversibly Silken Coat~Fitted Mesh by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Neck bow: Bowtique – Necktie by Jellyroll for Bowtique

Earrings: (Kunglers) Cerys earrings – Black by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at Shiny Shabby *

Handbag: :[P]:- Lore Bag [Left Hand]:// Noir by Aikea Reiko for The Plastik, available at Shiny Shabby *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: She’s So Fancy (Slink) – Black by Apple May for Apple May Designs, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Flutter Memel for flowey

Photos taken at ROHA Park

Evening Stroll

Bringing Home the Tree–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Bringing Home the Tree–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

“…freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin – inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night…” ~ John Geddes

Bringing Home the Tree--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Loch Noble just reopened their sim and a fresh coat of snow has fallen with more coming down. It’s coated the whole beautiful village with a white blanket and made it perfectly charming and wintery. I took a late morning run over to check out the storefronts and get my tree. (OK, it’s the sim “tree on a car” but work with me here…) I felt very seasonal in Aryiana Novelli’s supposedly ugly sweater for Christmas on 34th Street, though I think it’s absolutely charming with the clever use of multiple translucent layers to make it look soft. Chantal Mynx’s cowl for FROST provides colorful warmth, as do Izzie Button’s tights for TLC. And they matched my boots from Hera Aviatik, which are also for FROST. Pretty earrings from AvaGardner Kungler for this month’s On9 (which I downsized quite a bit) and a berry cluster from Abraxxa Anatine make the whole look seasonal and pretty.

Bringing Home the Tree--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Thank goodness for Mavi Beck’s darling holiday poses for TLC because they worked great for this set of photos. I am wearing Sawsan Secretspy’s new skin for Winter Trend on the Catwa Jessica head and I added shadows from Alaska Metropolitan that she is offering at a rock bottom price at Anybody. I have fallen in love with Constance Daehlie’s eyes for Winter Trend (which you will see over and over for the next few weeks). She offers system and mesh eyes. And the final and most glorious part of my look is Queue Marlowe’s gift for the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar for today—an amazing topknot that includes three different HUDs for your wearing pleasure.

Bringing Home the Tree--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Hair: AD – sardine – LIGHT BROWNS available December 11 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.2 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. Anais GOLDEN 2016 OMEGA ADV APPL. by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at Winter Trend *

Eye shadow applier: alaskametro<3 “Creme Duo” eyeshadow – Omega HUD by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro, available at Anybody *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – thunderstorm by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Sweater: {Lyrical} My Ugly Sweater (White) by Aryiana Novelli for {Lyrical}, available at Christmas on 34th Street *

Legging appliers: Izzie’s – Maitreya Lara – Applier Reindeer Tights by Izzie Button for Izzie’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative

Hair stick: EarthStones Hair Branch Hair Stick – Berries by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *

Scarf: {MYNX} Isle Knit Scarf – Rose by Chantel Mynx for {MYNX}, available at FROST (opening December 13) *

Earrings: (Kunglers) Cintia earrings – Topaz by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at On9 *

Nail appliers: #adored – ombregon mani {maitreya} by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Anybody *

Boots: Latreia- Cozy Tan (Lara)  by Hera Aviatik for Latreia, available at FROST (opening December 13) *

Poses: Ma Vie. – White Xmas by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Car: [Con.] Tilbury Roadster RARE red by ValiantCo for Consignment, available at The Arcade *

Taken using the LumiPro HUD V3.41 by Stefan Buscaylet *

Poses assisted by Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken at Loch Noble

Bringing Home the Tree--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Peanut Blossoms

“We wanted our Peanut Blossom Cookies recipe to have a smooth texture with a roasted flavor, so we used creamy peanut butter and replaced a portion of the flour with ground roasted peanuts.” ~ Cook’s Country

Peanut Blossoms

I have officially run out of titles and quotes today so you are being subjected to my topic of interest at the moment: Christmas cookies. Yes, I am starting now but this will be a banner year for cookie baking and I have made room in my freezer and purchased many pounds of butter and chocolate for the festivities. Then I give the cookies as gifts to teachers, relatives and friends here and afar. For example, Barely Texan nearly got down on his knobby knees earlier this year to beg me to send him a batch again. And Callie hinted around several times. For the Celebrity Auction for MadPea, benefitting Live & Learn in Kenya, I offered to send Christmas cookies as part of the prize, if the winner takes me up on it, he will receive a few of the said peanut blossoms as well several other cookies (which will title blogs in the future).

I also want to point out that this blog has been nominated as “Favorite Fashion Blog” in the Avi-Choice awards, which is quite an honor to me and my fellow bloggers who sometimes contribute to this blog. There are SO MANY fashion blogs for SL, so this is truly an honor, especially to be in a group of such distinguished bloggers. I would sure appreciate a vote from you and if I win, I will send you cookies. Click this link and scroll down to the bottom and up a bit to find my listing and thanks!

Peanut Blossoms

That being said, a quick trip to the grocery store to get hazelnuts, raspberry jam, dulce de leche, and several pounds of chocolate was in order, so I put on this hot little dress from Spooky Mistwallow (that includes a great texture change HUD with ten choices), struggled into tights from Alaska Metropolitan, threw on my scarf from Izzie Button from Gen Neutral, and grabbed my purse from Snow Martiel and ran out the door in my highly practical and sexy high heeled boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo. Yes, I always dress like this when I go cookie ingredient shopping—don’t you?

Peanut Blossoms

Umazuma Metaluma is offering a seasonal blush for cheeks and nose at Tres Chic, so I employed the blush layer over Nicole Button’s latest conversion to the Catwa head. I also used Nicole’s great eye makeups though I struggled with the lipsticks—they just didn’t conform to the lips the way I had hoped, even when I dialed them down. I also had to keep reapplying the blush as the lips overrode that. Not sure if it was a problem with the head’s HUD, the head or the makeup HUD.

Last, I want to give a big plus to the hair I am wearing which includes ANIMATION just like my face. Other people have tried this in the past but Thora Charron has finally made it work with mesh that seems to move in the breeze. I tried to capture an animation (and will attempt again on a future blog), but the side tendrils and the ponytail sway as if a gentle breeze is blowing on me. It’s pretty fabulous!

Peanut Blossoms

Hair: .LeLutka.Brittany hair.FIT.Swish by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.2 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin Applier: Egozy.FACE.Faiza(Fair)Catwa with Egozy.EYESHADOWS.Faiza.Catwa by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Blush: [theSkinnery] Winter Blush (Catwa Applier Hud) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Tres Chic *

Eyes: AMITOMO.Eye Collection 2 – 10 by Woomi Latte for AMITOMO, available at Kustom9

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: :KR: Giana Sweaterdress by Spooky Mistwallow for Kastle Rock Couture *

Scarf: Izzie’s – Winter Scarf Stripes by Izzie Button for Izzie’s, available at Gen Neutral

Handbag: Bens Boutique – Fiona Tote Bag by Snow Martiel for Ben’s Boutique

Earrings: (Kunglers) Ciri earring – Copper by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Tights: alaskametro<3 “Kat” tights – Olive – Omega Classic HUD by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro

Boots: Essenz – Oklahoma (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

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

Peanut Blossoms

The Waiting

The Waiting

“Am I in love? –yes, since I am waiting. The other one never waits. Sometimes I want to play the part of the one who doesn’t wait; I try to busy myself elsewhere, to arrive late; but I always lose at this game. Whatever I do, I find myself there, with nothing to do, punctual, even ahead of time. The lover’s fatal identity is precisely this: I am the one who waits.” ~ Roland Barthes

The Waiting

The lover who waits. She bathes, dresses, and listens to the soft music, expecting her lover. Her chosen lingerie is, of course, from Mariska Simons, the queen of lingerie in SL, who is now converting some of her older pieces and making all of her new pieces with appliers. This outfit, which includes appliers for every body you can imagine as well as Omega, is a case in point of sexiness combined with new technology. Paired with Darling Monday’s shoes for the Mix Event, it’s a bold but sexy look. Lounging on Cory Edo’s modernist furniture for Uber makes the wait more comfortable.

The Waiting

Her skin is a combo of Aleida Rhode’s newest skin available at her mainstore with appliers for everything but the kitchen sink with eyeshadows from Izzie Button and lipstick from Carrie Janick. I am kind of digging the ability to mix things up this way on the LeLutka mesh heads, though I will say it was a bigger challenge finding eyeshadows I liked. I loved these dark eyes from Eleri Catlyn for my waiting woman. I wish more creators made darker, rather than lighter, eyes. Thora Charron’s long wavy sexy new hair in a bold color is the crowning touch.

The Waiting

Hair: .LeLutka.Eliana hair.FIT.A by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: Elysium – Chanel II skin Lelutka applier – chai by Aleida Rhode for Elysium *

Eyeshadow applier: Izzie’s – Extra Eyeshadow Appliers for Lelutka’s Mesh Heads by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Lipstick applier: Shakeup! Anuska Lips for Lelutka Mesh Heads [Fall Palette] by Carrie Janick for Shakeup!, available at The Showroom

Eyes: [Buzz] Aura Eyes – Onyx {Medium} by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri, for the Mix Event

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Lingerie applier: ~Blacklace~ Salacious: Teal Vollers Corset w/ Omega & Slink H 1 by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Shoes: fri. – Bobbie.Pumps (Mint) – Maitreya by Darling Monday for fri.day, for the Mix Event

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Décor by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Uber *

  • Trompe Loeil – Xandra Chair PG
  • Trompe Loeil – Xandra Floor Lamp

The Waiting

Spring Madness

Spring Madness

“A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.” ~ Emily Dickinson

Spring Madness

I was looking over the photos on Flickr of SL and my own and decided it was time for a little more color and saturation.  I am tired of the haze, the mood lighting, the desaturated tones. It’s Spring! Time for a little madness! I started out with the new vest/hoodie/shirt combo from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus, which is chock full of so much choice and goodness, I didn’t know where to start first. Their great HUD allows choice of leather shade, metal tone, hoodie look (with Paul’s great prints or solid), hoodie liner (!), and t-shirt color. And the hoodie is an add-on so if you just want a t-shirt with vest or vest alone, you’re in business.

I matched them up with the shortest short shorts from Moonbubble Gothly, also with a wholly choice-filled texture-change HUD and Maxi Gossamer’s feathered necklace for Uber, also chock full of choices on her menu. Socks appliers in over 20 shades from Izzie Button and OMG boots (OMG being used as an adjective here) from Bax Coen with a texture-change choice for shade and accent. (I was clicking for a good hour trying to find a look that was as bold and sexy as I could make for a sunny Spring day between all the items.)

Spring Madness

Thank goodness all I had to do was put on Umazuma Metaluna’s gorgeous skin for Skin Fair that she now has in her store. With the pink blush, the rich skin tone, and the gorgeous sultry features, it was just perfect, no clicking involved (except for the appliers). Ms. Bubbles Clawtooth has this sexy sensuous hair out at Fameshed this round and I put on her “Daring” color set because, well, what’s Spring without a little exuberance?

Spring Madness

Hair: Clawtooth: LUSH  – The Complete Collection by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Fameshed *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Judy – Bare face(mocca) DB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery] *

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

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Jacket with hoodie and T-shirt: L&B Swear “Urban”  Biker Vest w/Tee with L&B Swear “Urban” AddOn Hoodie for Vest – Women’s by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Shorts: [ bubble ] Mini Shorts Fitted by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], available at the Rock Attitude Fashion Fair *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Maka Boho Feathers by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Uber *

Socks: Izzie’s – Overknee Socks by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High V2.1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boots: BAX Poppy Booties Red Suede by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

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

Spring Madness

Geek Chic—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 18

Geek Chic—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 18

“Why is being a nerd bad? Saying I notice you’re a nerd is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsey Lohan. Why is that?” ~ John Green

Geek Chic

I’m a nerd. I admit. I am a nerd about SL. I passionately love SL. I love my friends. I am an “enthusiast.” The way I see it, some people geek out about knitting, some geek out about model airplanes, some geek out about the Raiders. Me? I geek about SL. There’s nothing like meeting an SL friend in RL and suddenly conversation turns to Burning Life or Maitreya shoes or gestures or why you can’t teleport instead of taking the stairs. (All such conversations happened this weekend when Eshi and I had drinks with an SL friend who was in from out-of-town.)

Eku Zhong makes some of the coolest stuff including shoes for KoiKoi and furniture and structures and other whacko stuff for Culprit. She made this silly sign for the KittyCatS Advent Calendar and it’s honestly a perfect piece for most of us SL nerds. I couldn’t resist wearing this awesome sweater from Dawn Brunswick that she is selling at Frost. It comes with six equally uh… “interesting” textures including one with big furry kittens. My boots are Tatyana Ultsch’s super fly boots for Frost, which include a HUD that allows the addition of a strap and other decorative features.

Geek Chic

I put on Truth Hawks’ great long ponytails with bangs. They really aren’t that nerdy but I needed something whimsical and this fit the bill.  I love Jade Glazner’s skins because of the clean palette they give for wearing makeups. I wore her cateye liner so my eyes could be seen better behind these great nerdy glasses from Laika Saintlouis—cuz even a nerd can be cute!

Geek Chic

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

Skin: ::NM:: Zoe (05) Brown with ::NM:: Zoe Makeups (Eyes) Liner by Jade Glazner for ::Nar Mattaru::

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

Sweater: {joli} Obnoxious Oversized Sweaters by Dawn Brunswick for {joli}, available at FROST

Glasses: Alphavillain – Samuel Glasses (Black) by Laika SaintLouis for Alphavillain

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

Tights: Izzie’s – Tights pastel pink by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Boots: :::insanya::: Stomper Boots (high top) by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at FROST *

Wall art: Culprit Talk Nerdy to Me by Eku Zhong for Culprit, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

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

Geek Chic

River—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 9

River—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 9

I wish I had a river so long,
I would teach my feet to fly.
Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on.

~ “River” by Joni Mitchell

River

Beloved Ruby sent over her KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar gifts—two gorgeous women’s winter coats and a men’s outfit with striped sweater—and Z said, “So let’s go skating!”

River

We had a wonderful time at the gorgeous frozen river/lake at Angel Manor. I was able to set the windlight to a late Sunday afternoon winter light straight out of my real life, so the skating seemed brisk and fun. We took a ton of photos between us. I treated a few of them in PS, which is not my usual, but they seemed so nostalgic.

I loved the gifts Beloved Ruby has made for the calendar, all of them lovely and truly generous and I had a great time finding the scarf from xxRyvenxx, the mittens from Izzie Button, and the tights from Bax Coen to dress the look up. Z had a fine time dressing his up for skating and both of us did tricks with our AOs all over the pond. Kaya Angel has outdone himself on this gorgeous build. It’s straight out of my own winter.

River

Shylah Honey has made this darling hair for the Winter Trend and it includes a HUD for changing the color of the headband as well as for the hair itself. The curls framing my face were ideal for this almost old-fashioned look. My skin was one of Rocketta Haven’s I got during the Skin Addiction Black Friday sales, a luscious-lipped, blushed pale skin that offset well with all the red I was wearing.

We had so much fun! More photos can be found on my Flickr.

River

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Winterrose Non-Rig Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at Winter Trend *

Skin: [KOOQLA] Nico – Tan 02 (db) by Rocketta Haven for Kooqla

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

Coat: [RUBY] – WINTER COAT – RED HOUNDSTOOTH by Beloved Ruby for [RUBY], GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Scarf: *+S.F.+* Cute Cuddle Scarf – Grey by xXRyvenXx for Sweet Fireflys

Stockings: BAX Soft Shine Pantyhose Black 35 Seams by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Mittens: Izzie’s – *resize* Mittens relaxed black by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Skates: ::V Style:: SKha V.3 – Red Ice Skates by Stephanie Kazyanenko for V Style Boots

AO: :KH: Ice Skate AO by Sala Snook for KAMI-HITOE

 

On Z:

Hair: INDI *Oversized Beanie* light grey – night (resize) with by Jamie Holmer for INDI

Skin: -Belleza- Ewan med 0 bald by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza

Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee by Ikon Innovia for IKON

Beard: [IC] Mesh Full Heavy Beard Hipster (Black) Beard by Mayc Clowes for Iron Claw

Outfit: [RUBY] – CARDIGAN SWEATER – BLACK/GRAY with [RUBY] – WARM JEANS – DARK GRAY and[RUBY] – WARM KNIT SWEATER – BLACK by Beloved Ruby for [RUBY], GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Scarf: DoCoMo_Muffler by Yoshiyuki Yoshikawa for Disused Articles

Gloves: Mesh Unisex Leather Gloves by Meli Imako for Meli Imako

Skates: AvaBoy – Ice Skate Black by Lilac Niven for AvaGirl & AvaBoy

AO: AvaBoy – Ice Skates Tricks Control by Lilac Niven for AvaGirl & AvaBoy

 

Couples poses:

oOo Studio: Coax

{pose maniacs} 27 by Mari Stipe for Pose Maniacs

{pose maniacs} 21 by Mari Stipe for Pose Maniacs

Taken at the ice skating pond next to the Rose Theater, Angel Manor as created by Kaya Angel

River