‘Twas…–KittyCatS &Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

‘Twas…–KittyCatS &Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

‘Twas the night before Christmas….

‘Twas…–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

It’s actually the day before Christmas and the final day of the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar, and you who are fans knows what that means: a beautiful exclusive KittyCat will be given as a gift to all clickers. The lovely Snow Cap is a pretty kitty, and you can birth it like any KittyCat and breed as well.

My wonderful partner designed the coat on the KittyCat and this is what she wrote:

“We love using snowflakes as a way to decorate our winter gift cats. They remind us of the uniqueness of each individual who is in our Second Life Community. Every person we meet, like every snowflake nature makes, is completely unique!

Each snowflake on your special Kitty represents each person you will meet in your life. Every one is different, special, and one of a kind.

You will notice that there is one snowflake on the cat’s body which has a diamond on it. This is the reminder that in a world of snowstorms where you can feel like you are one of many, YOU are unique. The little snowflake in the cat’s ear also has a diamond on it, as a reminder to listen through the noise of life for those special messages that are all around is. And finally, the cat’s eyes shine like diamonds too, a reminder to see the good in each person, and offer them our best, remembering that they too are special.”

‘Twas…–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

I brought her to the Winter Sim at Kalamata for a few photos in my own snow-white outfit. I started with this beautiful knit dress from Ilaya Allen for FROST that comes in several colors and *feels* soft and luxe. Then I added the fur bolero from Kit Ragu for Shiny Shabby, which also comes in several colors as just as a shell as you see here or with a sweater beneath that includes a texture-change HUD. Darling little mittens from PetiteAnaiis Eleonara for FROST include a special body alpha that you wear to allow your arms to show so you can remove your hands (when you are wearing a mesh body). Senzati0n Domenitzo’s thigh high boots are a sexy winter delight for this outfit and also available at Shiny Shabby.

Otyebis has made a lovely skin for Shiny Shabby that can be used on several mesh heads. I tried it on the Logo Alex and was not pleased with the outcome but on the Catwa Annie head, it’s very pretty. I spent a lot of time trying different makeups with it but opted to go with the lipstick in Catwa Clip’s HUD, dialing down the blend a bit. Empyreanforge has made a lovely seasonal necklace for FROST in both gold and silver, a festive look full of charms. Mina Nakamura has this sexy tumble of waves available at Shiny Shabby this round, available in two lengths in the box and with her great textures.

‘Twas…–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

Hair: MINA Hair – Cecilia 01 (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier: .:[PUMEC] :. – .:ALSOU:. –  /  March \ by Otyebis for PumeC, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Dress: [ILAYA] Tash Knitting Dress {fatpack} by Ilaya Allen for ILAYA, available at FROST *

Bolero: ::K:: Fur Bolero Femme(No Inner) White by Kitt Ragu for  ::K::, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mittens: :: Wretch :: Mitten by PetiteAnaiis Eleonara for :: Wretch ::, available at FROST *

Necklace: EF: Wassail Charm Necklace – Silver NS by empyreanforge for Empyrean Forge, available at FROST *

Boots: Essenz – Pennsylvania (All colors) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby *

Bed: NOMAD // Romantic Daybed by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Flux Sur Mer *

KittyCat: KittyCatS! – SnowCap – Advent 2105 by KittyCats for KittyCats, available December 24 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at the Winter Sim at Kalamata

‘Twas…–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

Divine Pleasures–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19

Divine Pleasures–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19

“Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.” ~ Thomas de Quincey

Divine Pleasures–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19

There is something so cozy about a fireplace with a fire, even if the fire is coming from candles. Cory Edo has made this cozy fireplace set for Collabor88 and these stylish chairs for Fameshed. They created the perfect scene for Barnesworth Anubis’ gift for the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar gift for today, the Kitty Campaign Stool. Now, while this was made for KittyCats, the truth is that you could use this stool for a coffee table or other décor (though my Calliekins rather likes it for herself). It’s mod so you can even put poses in it. Grab yours from the calendar!

Shiny Shabby is opening tomorrow, so I am showing a few wonderful pieces from the event. First, this knit dress from Ainaraluas comes in several colors and is a very versatile look for accessorizing. I wore Tatyana Ultsch’s fur stole for Winter Trend, a piece that fit quite nicely and includes a ton of fur variations so you can wear it with many looks. My boots are Senzati0n Domenitzo’s Winter Gacha pieces. For a small amount, you can grab a pair of one of 10 awesome colors, and they fit several mesh bodies and feet. That’s a great deal for her wonderful work.

Divine Pleasures–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19

I finally got the Annie head from Catwa Clip and took some time getting used to it. JourdanMcMillan is offering appliers at Shiny Shabby for the Catwa heads and I was able to mix and match lipstick and eye makeups and come up with a look that pleased me greatly. She has a sophisticated, very blushed look with a nice choice of makeups. My hair is one of Thora Charron’s newest ‘dos with the “Swish” animation included. While I was photographing this look, I could feel the breeze caress my face because of the moving lock of hair.

Divine Pleasures–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19

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

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.4 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier: Bold & Beauty :: Scarlet (Catwa Applier). Fatpack by JourdanMcMillan for Bold & Beauty, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Dress: Luas Fall Dress Blue by Ainaraluas for Luas, available at Shiny Shabby *

Stole: :::insanya::: Synthetic Fur Stole by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at Winter Trend *

Boots: Essenz – Warsaw (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Winter Gacha Festival *

Décor:

Trompe Loeil – Haldis Fireplace Empty by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil, available at Collabor88 *

Trompe Loeil – Haldis Candleholder Scripted by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil, available at Collabor88 *

Trompe Loeil – Haldis Holiday Tapestry by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil, available at Collabor88 *

Trompe Loeil – Xeni Armchair + Blanket PG for Fameshed by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil, available at Fameshed *

Trompe Loeil – Xeni Armchair PG by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil, available at Fameshed *

LISP – Mesh – Jewel Summer Rug – Sunset Red by Lainy Voom for LISP

kitty campagin stool by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis, available December 19 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Serenity Style- Winter Picnic Brownie Plate by Hanstrid Inshan for Serenity Style, available at Shiny Shabby *

[Toiz] 7. x-mas tree deco by marinestella for [Toiz], available at Shiny Shabby *

KittyCats – Calliekins by KittyCats for KittyCats *

Divine Pleasures–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19

My Halloween

My Halloween

Trick or Treat, be so sweet, give me something good to eat!

I was remiss in doing my Halloween blog because, well, 700 kids. Each year when we have trick or treating in my village, tons of kids show up from all over the city to get a treat. (Nice neighborhood, decent sidewalks, kind people.) This year it was easily 700 (guessing from the 12 jumbo bags of candy and box of 250 fun pencils all gone minus the few “quality checks” we had to give the candy). I typically put spooky sounds in the CD player and sit outside for 3 hours to hand out candy until it’s all gone. This year it rained off and on, sometimes pouring, and the temperature was 48, but the kids still came! I was also interviewed for the local TV news. With wet hair and no makeup, I aimed to give the scare to Halloween to the whole city. Here’s a photo of the kids lined up to the sidewalk at my neighbors’, waiting patiently.

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The children were so cute! And it reminded me of the KittyCatS CostumeParty set, that has been sitting at my doorway for a good long time, asking for treats! Callie made these kitties based on RL retro costumes—the kind that you and I wore, not our kids. With plastic masks and bright silly costumes, there ARE kittens behind there but first you have to give a treat! They come with a special animation that allows you to ride with them on a broom. They also come with a week’s worth of food and they are collectible cats with the Genesis KittyCats traits, which means they have the potential to pass on their hidden traits like other Genesis cats. They potentially can pop up new hidden traits that can be discovered only through breeding. And best of all, if you breed two CostumeParty KittyCats, you get a special baby. They are transferable as well so if you want to get one for your friend or loved one as a sweet gift, here you go!

The scary thing is they are only available until November 3! Get over there NOW!

My Halloween

My trick or treaters: KittyCatS Creepy Collection 2015 –  “CostumeParty!” by KittyCatS for KittyCatS *

Treats: {what next}Witching Hour Treats Table by Winter Thorn for {what next}, available at Collabor88 *

  • {what next} Witching Hour Treats Sign
  • {what next} Witching Hour Macarons
  • {what next} Witching Hour Candy Apples
  • {what next} Witching Hour Gingerbread Men
  • {what next} Witching Hour Cupcakes
Don’t Be Scared

Don’t Be Scared

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Don’t Be Scared

KittyCatS has just come out with their Halloween cats, and they are not one bit scary. They are darling! One line is the Scaredy TatS! They are made of textures hand-drawn with pencil and ink by Callie Cline (which I personally saw in Skype in her sketchbook). Because Callie drew them, they have a vibrancy you just can’t get as easily with digital art. These seasonal KittyCats, which are covered in tattoos, also come with a special animation that allows you to fly with them on a broom. They are, of course, breedable and if you breed two of them, you get a special little kitty.

I had to make an appropriately spooky look for these creepy cats, and I started with the stunning Halloween dress from Ariadna Garrigus, which she is selling specially on Marketplace. It includes a pretty dramatic collar and wings (which I don’t show here). I wore it with Maxi Gossamer’s skull and roses jewelry for Collabor88.

Don’t Be Scared

My skin is one of Umazuma Metaluna’s brilliant Lelutka appliers for Collabor88. She offers three and this one was so gorgeously pale with deep ruby lips that I needed to show it. I wore a pair of eyes Uma had offered last year for the haunted holidays and lashes from Thora Charron. My dramatic final touch is Kavar Cleanslate’s wickedly wild hair for Collabor88 with its Tim Burton-inspired bow. Don’t fear—Scaredy TatS are here!

Don’t Be Scared

Hair: Exile:: Strange and Unusual with Exile::Twisted bow by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Collabor88 *

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

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] The White Queen (LeLutka Applier) milk by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Autumn Eerie eyes – 5 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kornelia lashes.03 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Dress: ***ArisAris-Gara13-Angel of Avernus- Dress by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Necklace and Earrings: MG – Necklace – Galina Rose Skull and MG – Earrings – Galina Rose Skull – E1 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Trees: !Pandemonium – Dead Tree III – 5 Prims and !Pandemonium – Dead Tree I – 8 Prims by P4ndor4 Quintessa for Pandemonium

Poses by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie

The Pets: KittyCatS! – Creepy Collection 2015 – Scaredy TatS! by KittyCatS for KittyCatS *

Don’t Be Scared

We on Fire

We on Fire

Get up, stand up, throw your hands up
Welcome to the other land of
Dreamers brothers sisters others
Yeah we on fire like that

Oh the bond is deeper than skin
The kind of club that we’re in
The kind of love that we give
Oh ever since the dawn of mankind
We all belong to a tribe
It’s good to know this one’s mine

~ “Fire” by Gavin DeGraw

We on Fire

If you use the Firestorm client, you would have to be blind not to see that it’s the fifth anniversary of the client, quite an auspicious occasion when Jessica Lyon spun the Phoenix viewer off from the original upstart Emerald viewer and then it morphed into the Firestorm viewer. Jessica has managed to imbue the project with kindness, helpfulness, and innovation with her calm and kind leadership.

Once again, the KittyCatS have made a commemorative kitten given out for free that has all the bells and whistles of the regulars ones, including breedability. Click this little darling and you can wear it on your shoulder, hold it in your arms, or cuddle with it. I ran down and picked one up, taking her along for the ride on my Haya 2015 from Turlaccor Mode. I had been noticing awesome photos by Darkley Aeon of these bikes on Flickr and so I got the chance to blog one myself (and will be showing more). Rideable and fun, the bikes also include many poses, effects and of course, exquisitely crafted details, as you can see here. Turlaccor is clearly a motorbike aficionado, with an eye for sexy speed. (All the poses you see me on the bike are unaltered poses included with the bike.)

We on Fire

Of course, I had to look the part and the first item that came to mind were Bax Coen’s smokin’ hot newly redone thigh high boots, which fit perfectly to the Maitreya mesh body. With materials, the metallic books in black are wickedly sexy, especially paired with mesh short shorts from Beanster Potato and a leather vest from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus. Paul and Bast also offer a great motorcycle helmet with all sorts of texture options, which I donned as I took my kitten for a ride. (Safety first, right?) My skin is sawsan Secretspy’s newest for the Designer Showcase, a lovely sexy look that comes complete with all sorts of mesh body appliers.

We on Fire

Hair: AD – cointreau by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Helmet: L&B S’wear “Racing” Ladies Motorcycle Helmet by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Perla Golden Designer Circle by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Designer Circle *

Eyes: .ID. September Eyes / Amber by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Top: L&B Swear “Teese” Leather Halter Corset by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Shorts: 20.FIVE Mesh: Mini Shorts by beanster Potato for 20.FIVE *

Boots: BAX Regency Boots Metallic all Colors (Maitreya Lara) by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

My friend: KittyCatS! – Firestorm FireFlurry by KittyCatS for KittyCatS, free for the Firestorm 5th Anniversary

Motorcycle: Haya 2015 Orange/Black – Extreme by Turlaccor Mode for Turlaccor Custombike *

We on Fire

Birthday Buddies

Birthday Buddies

Another year!

Birthday Buddies

The SL12B celebration for the community is almost over but there are still a few days to get some of the great things from the SLBig Hunt and the freebie areas on the sims, including your own KittyCat, made especially for the birthday. KittyCats employed the colors of the logos to decorate the kitties.

I am also using this chance to check the flexibility of Tricky Boucher’s newest mesh bodies. I made my avatar a curvier girl—not in the distorted idea of large butt and breasts and tiny waist but a viably larger girl with full hips and belly, arms and legs. I tried all three bodies on and saw how each could work but the Isis fit best under this dress from Marcopol Oh from Shiny Shabby, which I wore in large. “Fit” means that I could use the alphas in a way that allowed the body to look reasonable and believable with the dress. Freya’s legs were just too thick to work with the dress (though it was perfectly viable). The Venus gave a nice shape too though it seems Isis has a wee bit more booty, which I liked.

Birthday Buddies

I am wearing the absolutely lovely Amelia skin from Shyla Diggs, which looks gorgeous on my fuller face with its lovely features and makeup. Shylah Honey’s darling hair for Fameshed makes my look pretty and classy. I love the curls and the pinned bangs. This hair can easily be retro as well as contemporary. This posing blanket is from Olaenka Chesnokov and will be available for FLF. It has texture change and many cute poses.

A cute necklace and bracelet set from Maxi Gossamer at Uber fit wonderfully as did the initial ankle bracelet from Natalee Oodles from Shiny Shabby, which I had to resize up to fit my ankle and it looks terrific. Glamistry is still making shoes that fit Belleza feet and you can see even with filling out my shape, my ankles look beautiful.

Birthday Buddies

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Jessamy Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: -Belleza- Amelia SK Makeup 9 with -Belleza- Amelia SK Brows – Light Brown by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza *

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

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

Dress: LPdN: Sonya Dress:Sky by Marcopol Oh for La Penderie de Nicole, available at Shiny Shabby*

Necklace and bracelet: MG – Necklace – Savannah Heart Key – Group 2 and MG – Bracelets – Savannah by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Uber *

Anklet: Noodles – Initial Anklet Platinum by Natalee Oodles for Noodles, available at Shiny Shabby*

Shoes: Glamistry : LINARIA Heels – belleza by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Towel: oOo sunning towel 4LI c/m/nt by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo (for Fifty Linden Friday)*

My friends: SL12B KittyCats by KittyCats, available at their KittyCatS SL12B sim or at the gift centers at SL12B: Impressive and Spectacular

Birthday Buddies