Queen of Love

Queen of Love

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

Queen of Love

Today is a big deal. This is my 1500th blog post. Yep. 1500! With each post at approximately 400 words, that’s 600000 words or 2400 pages of writing. (If I were writing a paper, which I am not.) With approximately 4 images per post, that’s 6000 images (though my Flickr says 7861). With about 8 slurls per post, that’s 12000 slurs. And my traffic is almost at 1 million. (Yeah, a pittance in the grand scheme of the internet but still astounding to me.)

That’s why Callie got me this crown. And then she rezzed the new KittyCatS collections. Up top in my teaser you see the KittyCatS! 4th Birthday Collectible CatS. One is given out for free when you click the birthday cake at their sim and the other you get when you hunt for it. The two can be bred to make a special kitten, specific only to these two and both KittyCatS are free.

Queen of Love

The two special Valentine’s collections are the Forget Me NotS and the CupidCatS. Obviously, you can tell which is which, and I love the Forget Me NotS because they have that old fashioned Victorian style. Barnesworth Anubis made the pedestals for the CupidCatS!

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I donned a bra and panty set that LacunaInc has made in red with all the appliers you might need. I am lounging on a special Valentine’s pillow from Cherelle Capra that she is offering at the Color Me Project (where everything is.. well, red.. go figure). And I love Glamistry’s new shoes with color change everything in a funky, stylish design.

Queen of Love

Maxi Gossamer made this lovely locket that is full of a woman’s heart’s delight for Love is in the Air, hung on a beaded chain. And Sawsan Secretspy, the skin maker who never sleeps, has this gorgeous lush skin at the With Love Fair. Umazuma Metaluna is coming out with a new set of eyes for the Cosmetic Fair, and I donned a pair of the sparklers for this look. Finally, I love how Mina Nakamura’s sleek long hair curls around my shoulders, framing my face and making me look like a queen.

Queen of Love

Hair: MINA Hair – Linda busty 00 (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Olga Darktan 01 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the With Love Fair *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Forever Yours eye collection – 14 M by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Cosmetic Fair *

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

Lingerie: *LACUNA* Cleo Lingerie – Rouge by LacunaInc for Lacuna *

Crown: Lazuri MVW 2013 Empress Josephine  Tiara by Zuri Lyric for Lazuri

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Little Memory Locket – Short by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Love is in the Air *

Shoes: Glamistry : ASTER Heels by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Pillows: [CIRCA] – “Valentine Delight” Heart Cushion – Red R (12 pos) and [CIRCA] – “Valentine Delight” Heart Cushion – Red L (12 pos) by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at the Color Me Project

KittyCatS: CupidCatS! and Forget Me NotS and KittyCatS! 4th Birthday Collectible CatS by KittyCatS for KittyCatS

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Silent Night—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

Silent night, Holy night
All is calm, all is bright

~ “Silent Night” as done by the Flaming Lips

(December 24, 1818: Father Joseph Mohr first performed his song Silent Night 196 years ago today. Nearly a century later, in 1914, German soldiers on the Western Front sang the song from the trenches and were joined by their British opponents.)

Silent Night

It’s the final day of the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, and I have to be honest, I am relieved. There were so many beautiful gifts given and I wanted to honor each one in my blog entries, but I am exhausted. Well add to this that I made 13 different kinds of cookies and 4 dozen sweet rolls for Christmas. And bought all the gifts and wrapped them, trimmed the tree, and managed to fit a manicure and pedicure in there.

The final gift of the season is, of course, a KittyCat, and this one is absolutely gorgeous with snowflakes across a midnight blue fur and a snowflake collar. Callie leant me a full grown KittyCat for posing but I couldn’t help but grab my own kitten and birth him. Rodwell sits nicely on my shoulder and in my hand.

I took my kittens to Serene Footman’s gorgeous sim and donned one of Kiddo Oh’s special holiday dresses, the Kafkaesque in white. I think this would be a fabulous wedding dress as well as a formal for the holidays. My gorgeous shoes are new ones from Senzati0n Domenitzo, and will be shown again as I love the styling. The shoes and dress fit perfectly over the Belleza mesh body (I did get the Maitreya but opted to wear this body for less hassle as I rushed to get this blog entry done).

Silent Night

I have used Umazuma Metaluna’s new applier for the body, and it works wonderfully across the whole body, including hands and feet. The match to the system skin is almost perfect. And my skin is one of her lovely skins at the Arcade, which is still open and great for grabbing gifts as all is no copy. Pack your gacha extras in boxes and give them to friends! My updo is one of Mirja Mill’s wonderful new formal looks, this one having her great animation for having it up as I show or down in a ponytail with one click. I love that option! Pretty earrings from Kouralee finish the look.

I hope you, my dear readers, all have a wonderful holiday time, no matter what your beliefs. This darkest of nights in the Northern hemisphere and longest of days in the Southern is a wonderful time to enjoy our families and friends and to indulge the wonderful gifts our lives give us. I would like to thank you for continuing to read my blog and wish you a most beautiful holiday!

Silent Night

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * LALEEN * /darkred with .:EMO-tions:. HAIRBASE 23 darkred – upper side by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Leigh 6 (toffee) with [theSkinnery] Leigh Lipgloss 3 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Arcade *

Applier: [theSkinnery] Belleza Venus Body Applier HUD – toffee by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

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

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

Dress: Kafkaesque by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::. *

Earrings: Herspherical {Snowflake Earrings} RoseGold by Kouralee for Herspherical, available at Kustom 9 *

Shoes: Essenz – Vienna (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

KittyCat: KittyCatS! – Silent Night – Advent 2014 by KittyCatS for KittyCatS, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Poses: *Frost* by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Photos taken at Prides Crossing, assembled by Serene Footman

Silent Night

Blessings—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Blessings—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~ Charles Dickens

Blessings

No series of blog posts about the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar is complete without an invasion by the KittyCatS themselves. Two new breed lines have been released recently—Rainy Day Dreams with little patridges and pears in the antlers and sELFies, Santa’s little troublemaking helpers. They are plopped all over a great piece of furniture that Debil Skute made for the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 8, which includes several great custom poses for men and women. (You don’t need KittyCatS to enjoy the furniture, by the way.)

Blessings

A green mesh jumpsuit from Cynthia Ultsch is casual wear at its sexiest. All in one piece, the outfit fits and bends amazingly well and comes in curvy as well as regular sizes so if you carry a little extra, you have room to move. Great winter boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo keep my feet warm.

The featured item today is a wonderful necklace made from scratch by Bastchild Lotus. Bast makes jewelry in real life so she brings a sensibility about what looks good and what is possible to her SL jewelry, and this great unisex necklace is no exception. If you look very closely, you can see a beautiful celtic heart finding, a gem, a kitty charm and of course the main piece. The beads are exquisitely textured, all on a resizable leather cord. This piece was made uniquely as a gift for the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar so make sure you get your copy.

Blessings

Truth Hawks recently ended his half off sale (waaah) but has come out with new hair (yay). This windblown style comes with our without a great pompom hat with all his gorgeous hair color textures. I am still infatuated with Syane Cisse’s pretty peachy skin, which I wear here without makeup. Love the delicate way she shows highlights.

Blessings

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

Skin: [sYs] SKIN – LOU M01 (brown brows) by Syane Cisse for [sYs]

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

Outfit: [Cynful] Ultschfit Olive by Cynthia Ultsch for [Cynful], available at FROST *

Necklace: L&B Swear “Love My Cat” Necklace – Unisex by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

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

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Reindeer Colors White Polish (slink) Fingernail Hud by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at FROST *

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

Boots: Essenz – Brooklyn by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at FROST *

Furniture: Pet Bed Table & Chairs – 2014 Advent : by Dekute Dekore by Debil Skute for Dekute Dekore, available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar * (Day 8)

My friends:

  • KittyCatS! – Rainy DayDream by KittyCatS for KittyCatS
  • KittyCatS! – sELFies! by KittyCatS for KittyCatS

Blessings

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

Candy Cane Christmas—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 10

Candy Cane Christmas—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 10

“It’s a Candy Cane Christmas
Sweet as it can be.”

~ “Candy Cane Christmas” by Darius Rucker

Candy Cane Christmas

Mariska Simons finally brought out the wildcat in this kitten with her gift for the KittyCats & Friends Advent Day Calendar. Mariska is offering this darling, if brief, bra and shorty shorts set to all advent calendar clickers today (and onwards until January 4). The top comes as a system layer or in one of several different appliers (this one being the Omega applier, which goes directly on to the Belleza Venus body). With a darling print that makes a kitten like me purr, it’s a great little set to heat up your cold winter nights and sweeten the holiday.

Candy Cane Christmas

The great news is that Inka Mexicola JUST put out Belleza Venus body appliers for the EVO line. It’s a beautiful look—the skin looks just wonderful over this shape and I love being able to wear the skins and have it all match. My fabulous waves are Truth Hawks’ newest, which I have been saving for a really seductive look because this hair is pure sex. I kept myself warm with darling mesh knee socks, now fitted to the Belleza body, from Muka Release that she has at The Big Show. It all adds up to a sweet look. (Mr. Harold Heckubaugh next to me agrees.)

Candy Cane Christmas

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Vivi by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at Uber *

Skin: Essences {Loulou – TDRF} Medium01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences

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

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

Skin applier: [EVO] Essences Belleza Venus [medium01] by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Mona: Mesh Red Kitty by Mariska Simons for~Blacklace~, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Socks: *MUKA* Knee Socks – Belleza Venus by Muka Release for *MUKA*, available at The Big Show

Mouth prop: *~*HopScotch*~* Candy Cane Nibbler by Chandni Khondji for HopScotch (modified)

Poses: Embody Prop Pose Pack F PEPPERMINT by Radagast Lexington for Embody

KittyCat: KittyCats – Harold Heckubaugh owned by Callie Cline

Candy Cane Christmas

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)

The Cats are Back!

The Cats are Back!

“What’s your name,’ Coraline asked the cat. ‘Look, I’m Coraline. Okay?’
‘Cats don’t have names,’ it said.
‘No?’ said Coraline.
‘No,’ said the cat. ‘Now you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are, so we don’t need names.”
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

The Cats are Back

The cats are back—the KittyCatS, that is. As per the season, two new breeds have come out for Halloween—Scarecrows and Monster Mash. I personally like the monsters as they are more my speed but the scarecrows are winsome and darling. I think it’s the blinking eyeballs on the heads that grabbed my heart. Who can resist a big eyeball? (The one on my head, incidentally, is going to be a gift at KittyCatS when Callie gets it out. Check in a few days. And she will have a couple gifts at the Fright Fair as well.)

This new dress from Ariadna Garrigus comes with a texture-change HUD that gives you one of three darling designs. I preferred this pattern because it reflected the colors of the KittyCatS and has an autumnal look. My shoes are Kenadeecole’s great set at the Body Modification Expo and fit both Slink and Belleza feet (which is good because I am still wearing the Belleza Mesh body). They are sexy defined.

The Cats are Back

I found this darling skin from Inka Mexicola had an affinity for the hair Mina Nakamura just put out. Inka has put the skin out at the Candy Fair with a number of delightful candy-colored lip and brow colors, so they could make your sweet look shine. Mina has this great hair for the Mystic Realms Faire, perfect for an adventuring woman with its ragged ends and implied messiness. And my orange eyeball and blue horns look great with it! And it’s really all about the big eyeball.

The Cats are Back

Hair: MINA Hair – Simone (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Skin: Essences – Ingrid (CandyFair) medium01 *makeup02* Essences {Ingrid – Uber} Dark01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Candy Fair *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – clarity – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

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

Dress: ***ArisAris AA61 In The world by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Hat: blue horns and orange eye by Callie Cline for KittyCats (gift!) *

Shoes: REIGN.- Helix Heels- (Belleza)- FATPACK by kenadeecole for REIGN, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Featured guests: KittyCats Monster Mash and Scarecrow by KittyCats for KittyCats, available at Fright Fest *