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.


Check back in a few days for more gifties!




Crazy Christmas–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 17

Crazy Christmas–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 17

Are you going to let all this beauty go to waste? – Lucy on “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Crazy Christmas--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 17

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without something being over the top and the 2015 Christmas Town fulfills that requirement. At first you land to a generic Christmas village (which actually has some nice shopping if you look around) but if you go to the big blue ice castle and click on one of the skating balls, you’re in for a crazy treat. You end up skating through a number of “scenes” from the holidays, including holiday movies like a Charlie Brown Christmas (as seen at the bottom) and When the Grinch Stole Christmas (below) and then some just crazy bright wild and wonderful spaces. While we don’t condone using trademarked figures in this blog (cough), we really loved the ride.

So it was an ideal place to wear today’s gift for the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar, a mix of mesh and system pieces from June Dion. June has piled on the feathers and stars and ornaments, giving us some great materials in the mesh as well. I topped it with one of the nutty hats MadPea Creations is offering at the Tannenbaum Holiday Market. It includes, of course, snow and music. Red boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo for Winter Trend complete my look.

Crazy Christmas--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 17

Toxxic Rhiannyr makes some very luscious skins, one of which I received as a nominee for the Avi Choice awards. With its pale complexion, I thought it would be ideal for this holiday look, especially with bright green eyes and red red lips from Constance Daehlie. Bella Earst has made some crazy cool ponytails for Hairology. They include a variety of regular and also fantastic (as in fantasy) texture choices and optional petals or as I show here, jingle bells.

Crazy Christmas--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 17

Hair: [taketomi]_Yukihime_Fatpack by Bella Earst for [taketomi], available at Hairology *

Skin: ((=alterego=)) kensi – almond [darkbrow_clv_blushed] by Toxxic Rhiannyr for .alterego *

Lipstick: #adored – cherub lips – cherry bomb by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kornelia lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Dress: ::: B@R ::: White FeatherTree C2 by June Dion for Bare Rose, available December 17 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Hat: MadPea Frosty Flurry Flake Hat by Garvie Garzo for MadPea, available at Tannenbaum Holiday Market *

Boots: Essenz – Minnesota by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Winter Trend *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at 2015 Christmas Town

Crazy Christmas--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 17

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

~ “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” as done by Mary J. Blige

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

There is nothing merrier than decorating yourself! June Dion has made this fabulous outfit, which is made simply of two system pieces and two mesh pieces, creating a merry dress, ornamented and just this side of over-the-top for your holiday celebrations. As today’s gift in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, it’s a perfect antidote to the mid-season holiday fatigue that sets in before Christmas. I decorated the dress with Rogan Diesel’s free ornaments by doing some tinkering. I highly doubt he made them to be earrings.

Check out Maxi Gossamer’s fur-topped boots for Collabor88. Maxi has made an assortment of furry things, many of them at Winter Trend (which I highly encourage you to get). These boots take the cake. You can’t beat them for a great holiday look and they have her built in texture change and materials for a nice shininess.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

I donned short sassy hair from Chiaki Xue, who won the Best Male Hair category in the Avi Choice Awards. This is a men’s hair but it looks fantastic on me too and is a kind of colorful topper for my look. My luminescent skin is one of Rocketta Haven’s beautiful looks with pale skin and a sort of unusual but lovely coloring that makes me almost feel like a doll. Pixel Tyran’s glittering eyes are the perfect finish to this look.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Hair: *Dura-Boy*55(L-Red) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

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

Eyes: Chus! Iridescent Eyes in Almond by Pixel Tyran for Chus!, available at Frost *

Outfit: ::: B@R ::: Snow Xmass Tree Dress by June Dion for Bare Rose, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Earrings: by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations (modified by me.. heh heh) *

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

Boots: MG – Boots – 60’s GOGO – Colours with MG – Accessory – Furry Boot top by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Poses by Fanny Willis for *EverGlow*

KittyCat: KittyCats – Harold Heckubaugh owned by Callie Cline

Taken at KittyCatS Winterland

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Like a Star

Like A Star

Just like a star across my sky
Just like an angel off the page
You have appeared to my life
Feel like I’ll never be the same
Just like a song in my heart
Just like oil on my hands
Only to love you.

Still I wonder why it is
I don’t argue like this
With anyone but you
We do it all the time
Blowing out my mind

~ “Like A Star” by Corinne Bailey Rae

Like A Star

I feel like I am getting back to business in SL now that SL11B is nearly over. My exhibit will be taken down tomorrow, I will be done with the posts for that site, and I will be going back to focus on my blog and the others I manage. And I can go out dancing!

I heard this song while I was getting ready to shoot this song and it’s perfect for a slow dance, I think. This new dress from June Dion is definitely an elegant choice for taking out and about. With several mesh options included, this dress is versatile in the several ways you can swap out looks. And it’s got a great shape with a great back end and materials baked in. It comes complete with the jewelry I show (because all Bare Rose outfits are “complete”) and shoes, however I paired shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo with the look because I love their sexy elegance.

Like A Star

My skin is one of Inka Mexicola’s newest in her revamped line. I have to say I just love the intensity of the eyes, the fullness of the brows and the sexy glossy lips. The face is not merely pretty. It has character and a beauty that is unique, especially with stormy eyes from Isabelle Requiem. Add one of the new hairs from Truth Hawks, a romantic look with hair pulled back and curls tumbling down the back, and it’s a beautiful look.

Like A Star

You’ve got this look I can’t describe
You make me feel like I’m alive
When everything else is a fade
Without a doubt you’re on my side

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

Skin: Essences – Tila {medium01} brown by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – storm by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Dress: ::: B@R ::: Holtla by June Dion for Bare Rose *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual L and R by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Nailed It – French Manicure – Pastels Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Detroit by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Annemarit Jarvinen for KaTink *

Sing, Sing, Sing

Sing, Sing, Sing

When the music goes around,
Everybody’s goes go to town.
But here is one thing you should know
Sing sing sing sing everybody start to sing like dee dee dee, bah bah bah dah
Now you’re singin with a swing

~ “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Benny Goodman

Sing, Sing, Sing

Swing on over to Genre this month because the collective artists that make up the event are working on the theme of “Big Band Swing.” June Dion contributed with this great sleep dress, a mix of mesh and system pieces with a sexy tight fit and sleek, snazzy trim to make this dress have a touch of menswear style. Little music barrettes from Ravenna Rossini evoke Big Band style and wonderful shoes from Tiffy Vella, to be work with Slink feet, add wonderful vintage bows to the look. Elegant poses from Olaekna Chesnokov that she will be selling at Pose Fair, which opens April 19, dropped in my lap so I could pose dramatically.

Sing, Sing, Sing

I am, of course, dancing to the swing playing on the grammophone from Spooky Mistwallow, also available at Genre. I wore an old vintage standby—my favorite wavy style from Kin Keiko. A trip over to the Cosmetic Fair helped me dress up my luxe skin from Ava Grau. Deep red lips from Constance Daehlie and golden eye make up from Nikohl Hax makes my beautiful sing, sing, singer glamorous and read for the big screen.

Sing, Sing, Sing

Swing swing swing swing, listen to the trumpet swing
Blow blow blow blow, listen to the trombones go

Hair: kin-Jennifer-[blonde] by Kin Keiko for Kin

Skin: *Glance Skins – Aina – SKT05 – Blonde Brows by Ava Grau for Glance

Eye makeup: .random.Matter. – Avanti Shadows – Gold Dust by Nikohl Hax for .random.Matter., available at Cosmetic Fair

Lipstick: #adored – blossom lips – velvet – medium by Constance Daehlie for adored, available at Cosmetic Fair

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for adored, available at Cosmetic Fair

Dress: ::: B@R ::: Big Band Bingo by June Dion for Bare Rose, available at Genre *

Barettes: Frogstar – Big Band Glitz Hair Clip (Gold) by Ravenna Rossini for Frogstar, available at Genre *

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

Shoes: Eclectica Swing Shoe-Gold Suede by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica, available at Genre *

Prop: =Mirage= Big Band Gramophone by Spooky Mistwallow for =Mirage=, available at Genre *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo, available at Pose Fair 2014 (opens April 19) *

A Mermaid with Materials

“…to slip beneath the surface and soar along the silent bottom of the sea agile and shining in water honeycombed with light.” ~ Ellen Meloy

A Mermaid with Materials

I love the new materials feature in the SL Viewer. Tori Heart sent over June Dion’s latest—a mermaid ensemble—and I played around. Please notice how it looks in a static shot with my typical lighting. You can still see some materials shimmer but once you mess around with windlight and lighting—it’s spectacular! Check out the video!

A Mermaid with Materials

The outfit comes with mesh and system pieces to make not only a mermaid but a human as well. June has included a pose stand (which I use here), a simple AO (which I did not use in the video), and a skin tattoo to make the skin look shimmery as well as the many pieces to make up the mermaid.

A Mermaid with Materials

“I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
Combing the white hair of the waves blown back
When the wind blows the water white and black.”

~ T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Candy – Black&Whites04 by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Glam Affair – Lulu 01 DK by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

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

Outfit: ::: B@R ::: Black Scale MermaidCover by June Dion for BareRose *

Pose prop: [LA] Enchanting Siren by Evangeline Cortes for Lostangels

AO: :KH: Mermaid AO by Sala Snook for KAMI-HITOE

Queen Annalea

Queen Annalea

As the head parson placed the crown upon her head in front of all the citizens in the arena, she felt its weight.. not just on her head but down her spine, running through her body, deep in her soul. As the chains were settled into place, the crenellated horns adjusted, the warrock tails thrown over her shoulders, she knew her lazy afternoon lessons, her idle needlework, her gossip and girlish pastimes—all were gone and over. That was another life and it was far behind her.

She gazed out into the faces of the thousands of people. Her mother, Queen Dendra, gazed up at her from the foot of the stage; her younger brother, Rance, watched her keenly. She thought about the death of her father, King Timmott, in the hands of the enemy.

The head parson announced, “All hail, Queen Annalea.”

The people cheered. “All hail, Queen Annalea. Long live the Queen!”

Queen Annalea

Our queen comes courtesy of June Dion, whose considerable line of inexpensive and amazingly rendered garments is an incredible addition to SL content. This ensemble, part of a set with several colors, includes sculpty belts, ties, and a beautifully textured skirt. Echoed through the garment are Asian motifs all jumbled up in a complicated but beautiful look fit for a young warrior queen.

Queen Annalea

My hair/headpiece comes courtesy of Tekelili Tantalus, whose unique vision provides amazing fantasy wear that includes incredible versatility with a built-in color-changing script that operates most elements separately. Look closely at his textures—they gleam and shine with depth of light and dark. Tek is at the Hair Fair this year, and he will be, without exception, the most amazing and fantastic artist there. Indulge in one of his pieces—they go beyond hair to art.

Queen Annalea

Her blue eyes locked with Rance’s eyes as the arena filled with the fierce chanting. Unspoken but agreed between them at that moment was that vengeance was inevitable and it would be theirs.

Hair: Ashtoreth – Black by Tekelili Tantalus for Tekeli-li!, available at Hair Fair 2011 *

Hair Base: AD hair base – black by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog

Skin: :GP: Petal [Dark] Pout-Melancholy Baby 2 by Gala Phoenix for Curio *

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

Outfit: :: B@R ::: CODE Qipao Blue by June Dion for Bare Rose

Boots: [NeurolaB Inc.] Activa Ankle Boots Black by Ono Zinner for [NeurolaB Inc.] *

Wicked Woman

She is preternaturally silent, her coat swirling around her as she moves, unusually graceful in her strange platform boots. All I can feel is the susurrus of air as she circles around me, her eyes focused on me from behind the mask of her facial tattoo—wings as if from a phoenix, burning around her eyes. I can’t imagine the pain of receiving that tattoo. I wonder why she chose to get it (or didn’t choose), what brought her to this point.

Wicked Woman

Last week I was making sweet little girl outfits; this week I seem to have found my inner demon. I start with an ensemble from Bare Roses, which is the source for a whole range of inexpensive and imaginative outfits. This particular outfit comes with the usual overabundance of sculpties and dead-on details, including leg buckles and arm buckles.

Wicked Woman

I was inspired by this skin from Plastik, which is a hunt item for the Style of the 50s hunt. (Don’t ask me more about the hunt—I tripped upon it and took advantage so I could see what the big kerfluffle about Plastik skins is.) I was able to work this whole look around the skin and makeup from that set, which I like a lot for its fantasy flavor.

Wicked Woman

My boots are ankle versions of Ono Zinner’s awesome fantasy boots (which I now see don’t show in profile so you get a bonus photo).

Wicked Woman

“All things truly wicked start from an innocence.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

Hair: *SD* AMBITION Fancy Cornrows w/ Long Loose by Akila Rondelstein for *HQ-Street Dermatology*

Skin: :[P]:-Ataciara-Chorus- Retro Chic with :[P]:- Ataciara Makeups-Tribe Leader by Aikea Rieko for Plastik

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Silver&Rust 3 (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Outfit: ::: B@R ::: Silent Heart by June Dion for Bare Roses

Boots: [NeurolaB Inc.] Activa Ankle Boots Black by Ono Zinner for [NeurolaB Inc.] *

Blue Gardenia

Blue Gardenia

Blue gardenia
Now I’m alone with you
And I am, oh, so blue
She has tossed us aside

Blue Gardenia

The beautiful girl in the corner during the New Year’s celebration—she is gorgeous but melancholy. What’s on her mind? Her dress, from June Dion, slips across her curves beautifully. With its low cut back and draped front, this dress has elegance at an economical price. Her shoes are lovely little slingbacks from Pixieplumb Flanagan that include color changing scripts so you can dial in just the right color.

Blue Gardenia

Our melancholy beauty needs a “colder” skin to match her closed demeanor. Karija Azalee has presented a series of rarified skins that are ideal for the sort of stylish photography that many like to do. It has a lovely back, nice collarbone, pretty drawn eyebrows (though I want to tweeze them back just an eensy bit from the nose), and the sort of flat matte skin many women like.

Blue Gardenia

Blue gardenia
Thrown to a passing breeze
But rest in my book
Of memories
~ “Blue Gardenia” as sung by Dinah Washington

Hair: [e] Mood – Blonde 02 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira

Skin: {Gasqhe} – [Ygrec makeup 05]hb by Karija Azalee for Gasqhe

Dress: ::: B@R ::: Nachtmusik Blue by June Dion for Bare Rose

Shoes: BM Mia Pumps – Blues & Greens by Pixieplumb Flanagan for Baby Monkey *