What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

When the bells all ring and the horns all blow
And the couples we know are fondly kissing.
Will I be with you or will I be among the missing?

Maybe it’s much too early in the game
Ooh, but I thought I’d ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year’s
New Year’s eve?

Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight
When it’s exactly twelve o’clock that night
Welcoming in the New Year
New Year’s eve

Maybe I’m crazy to suppose
I’d ever be the one you chose
Out of a thousand invitations
You received

Ooh, but in case I stand one little chance
Here comes the jackpot question in advance:
What are you doing New Year’s
New Year’s Eve?

~ “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” by Ella Fitzgerald

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Wow, I love this song. I love Ella’s voice and the longing. I am not sure what you are doing New Year’s Eve, but I am going to be dressing up and enjoying champagne, date or not. I chose this sparkly look from Polyester Partridge that she is featuring at Uber. (I forewent the sash.) The mesh itself is basic but the texture is fabulous, which is why I loved it. The price was a winner too! I accessorized with pearls from Sigifaust for Shiny Shabby and AvaGardner Kungler’s gorgeous earrings for Shiny Shabby that I show up close.

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

The show stopper of this look is, of course, pepehair’s gorgeous new skin for Shiny Shabby, an applier for the Catwa Annie mesh head that is absolutely amazing. Coupled with the applier for the Maitreya body, it’s a stunning look that is showing up on blogs and in photos all over the grid. She has created liners, shadows and lipsticks for the skin as well, but I chose to tint with the colors on Catwa’s HUD. Miu Edman’s pretty updo for Uber adds a simple elegance to my look.

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Hair: +elua+ Gemma_Darkbrown [unrigged] by Miu Edman for +elua+, available at Uber

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

Skin applier with eyes: Pepe – Catwa Khadijah Skin (Espresso) Natural HUD with Pepe – Khadijah Eyes by pepehair for Atelier Pepe, available at Shiny Shabby

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

Dress: (NO) Beaded Sweetheart Gown  – Antique by Polyester Partridge for Nylon Outfitters, available at Uber

Necklace: ieQED fifi.pearl.necklace.white by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Nail applier: [LB Swirling Vines Gold] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: Essenz – Sardinia (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Katya Valeska for an lar *

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I’ve been inclined
To believe they never would

~ “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond

Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline is feeling free and easy with this pretty long shirt from Miffyhoi Rosca, which she is featuring at Shiny Shabby this round. Made from fitted mesh, it fit over my Maitreya body pretty darn well and came in several lovely colors. I matched it up with the gorgeous found-object necklace from AvaGardner Kungler that she is offering at the Cosmopolitan Room and darling t-strap pumps from JourdanMcMillan, also available at Shiny Shabby.

Sweet Caroline

My messy braids are the beautiful creation of Mina Nakamura for Kustom9 and have lovely face-framing, growing-out bangs with a gorgeous texture (which looks like our Caroline is growing out some dark ends). I popped the color of the necklace in my eyes with peepers from Soleil Reid. And Ensorcelante has made a custom set of skins for Shiny Shabby which include a pretty spectacular set of appliers-in-one HUD with mesh faces (Slink, LeLutka, Genesis, andTMP)  and then bodies (Belleza, Maitreya, Banned, Lena, and Slink).

Sweet Caroline

Hair: MINA Hair – Yuliya (materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Kustom9 *

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

Head applier: **[PUMENS]  – .:SCARLETT:. SKIN –  SUMMER – ** by Ensorcelante for Pumens, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Aqua by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

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

Shirt: =Zenith=Oversize Shirt (Rose) fitted mesh by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: (Kunglers) Yvonne necklace – Quartz by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Shoe: Rebel Gal::Janis Patent Platf.Maitreya/Gold by JourdanMcMillan for Rebel Gal, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Sweet Caroline

Warm December—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

Warm December—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

I’ll keep you warm in December
Warm when the cold breezes blow
My arms so lovin’
A kind of oven
To melt the sleet and snow

This heart that glows like an ember
Longs to be loved just by you
If it could be so
Then you’d keep me so
Warm in December too

If it could be so
Then you’d keep me so
Warm in December
Oooh — it’s cool in December
Please keep me warm in
December too

~ “Warm December “ by Julie London

Warm December

I swear I am going to keep it a warm December. One way is wear sweaters and other warm clothes. I put together this cute ensemble with some new things that have come out to make my December sexy and warm. Start from the top with the great KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar gift, a set of scarves from AvaGardner Kungler in three colorways for great accessorizing. Ava gave us a pink and then a black and brown (for men too!) so you can switch it up and be warm.

I matched to the scarf Moonbubble Gothly’s darling mesh sweater, which comes in several colors, and is perfect for the FROST event. I paired it with jeans from the Mustang Sally outfit that GraceHaddington recently put on her floor. With a great washed look and fit, these jeans will work with boots! And these boots were essential—not only for getting through Froukje Hoorenbeek’s prim snow but also because Carmella Ruby made them so cute. She includes a script to remove or show the sock. I just dig the low profile and the great texture she uses.

Warm December

Shylah Honey has just put out one of my favorite hairs she has ever made at N21. With the waves that turn about on themselves. It’s the ultimate in wavy, windblown hair, sexier than heck, and awesome with their great texture-change HUD. This is a *must have.* My beautiful soft skin is one I picked up weeks ago during the Skin Addiction Black Friday from June Salmson. The face is exquisite with a beauty and softness that highlights my pretty eyes from Constance Daehlie. How can a girl not keep warm with such goodness?

Warm December

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Natala Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at N21 *

Skin: [LoveMe] Chelsea Skin – [Lightbrow] – Lipstick01 – Sunkiss by June Salmson for [LoveMe] Skins

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light blue by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Sweater: [ bubble ] Knit Sweater Blue, [ bubble ] Knit Sweater Orange, and [ bubble ] Knit Sweater Grey by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], available at FROST *

Jeans: [LG] Boutique-Fall 2014 Mustang Sally Jeans by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

Scarf: (Kunglers) KittyCats 2014 Adv C gift – Pink scarf AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers , (Kunglers) KittyCats 2014 Adv C gift – Black scarf, and (Kunglers) KittyCats 2014 Adv C gift – Brown scarf by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

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

Nail appliers: Frogstar – Winter Glitter Fingernails HUD by Ravenna Rossini for Frogstar, available at Winter Trend

Boots: RUBY Ladies Brown Cowboy Boots by Carmella Ruby for RubyWear *

Poses by Fanny Willis for *EverGlow*

Tree: Trompe Loeil – Winter Tree – White Bag by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil *

Streetlight: Dutchie animated streetlight pg with Dutchie snow add-on streetlight by Froujke Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *

Bench: Dutchie mesh park bench by Froujke Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *

Snow: Dutchie square snow layer by Froujke Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *

Warm December

Jaded

Jaded

“The constant happiness is curiosity.” ~ Alice Munro

Jaded

I named the post “Jaded” because of the jade in my jewelry and not because of a feeling of jadedness. In fact, I think the antidote to that feeling is curiosity. I am curious, of course, of juxtaposing different ideas and in this look, I am combining pieces from the Fantasy Gacha Carnival (opening soon) and elegance from AvaGardner Kungler. First, this gown, which Ava “whipped up” with her characteristic savoir with textures and proportion. It’s a simple gown with an overlaid sheer skirt but the glittering of the bodice and the seams make it fantastic. Paired with her deco jade necklace, it’s a classy look.

Jaded

Shylah Honey recently put out this updo with a lock of hair hanging down. It comes with their texture-changing HUD and gives a new twist to “formal” with the romantic looseness of the hair. My skin with its arresting liner is Shyla Diggs’ offer for the Black Fashion Festival, opening soon. And my captivating jade eyes are Umazuma Metaluna’s featured item for Chapter Four, available in a dozen colors.

You can get this lovely teahouse as a “rare” at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival, designed by Paco Pooley with several accessories also available. And my pretty parasol is one of several accessories at the same carnival from Sohma Dix.

Jaded

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Marybelle Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for :::Damselfly Hair:: *

Skin: -Belleza- Claudia BFF SK 1 Br by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for –Belleza, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Hair decoration: + Jade Green Chopsticks + by princessaii for Aii

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Bohemian eye collection – 7 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Dress: (Kunglers) Rebecca gown – Nude by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers *

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Magdalene necklace –  Turquoise by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at L’Accessoires *

Parasol: *pm* Qitou – Paper Parasol – Peach/Lotus by Sohma Dix for Paper Moon, available at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival

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

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Tea House RARE by Paco Pooley for Bauwerk, available at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival

Sunshine

Sunshine

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. ~ Walt Whitman

Sunshine

This morning I woke to perfect sunshine, lovely warm air that wasn’t too humid, a dozen peaches, and the anticipation of my little cousin (she’s 12) coming to visit. I made a peach cobbler (gah, the putzing with the peaches!) and frozen yogurt (awesome) and we had burgers for lunch. Then I took my cousin and son to the pool in this brilliant weather and cleaned the kitchen. It was just a lovely day, full of sunshine and the contentedness of small joys.

So I didn’t feel a need to dress up in any manner more than something pretty. I started with this loose dress from AvaGardner Kungler, who is a pro at textures, colors and proportions. Ava always brings elegance to her fashions, even the most casual, and this outfit feels rich even if it’s not “dressy.” I paired it with lace leggings from Tatyana Ultsch, who is also a pro at textures. These leggings will work with asses and mesh bodies but also come as pure system pieces with add-ons, which I prefer. My shoes are darling wedges that Senzati0n Domenitzo is offering in a gacha at the Aloha Fair.

Sunshine

Sawsan Secretspy, who is one of the most prolific skin makers in SL, I swear, is offering this gorgeous skin for the Aloha Fair. In several bright, sunshiny make-ups, it’s sure to add warmth to your look. My hair is one of Queue Marlowe’s newest, loose curls casually pinned up in back with her ever gorgeous textures. And my pretty, delicate hanging earrings are Maxi Gossamer’s new offer for Uber.

Sunshine

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. ~ Steve Martin

Hair: AD – val – dark blondes by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Iwana Tan 02 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Aloha Fair *

Eyes: #adored – siren eyes – kelp by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Dress: (Kunglers) Mirian dress – Rose by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers *

Leggings: :::i::: Lace Leggins Style2 – trans (1) by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya::: *

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Ashira Hoops 3 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Uber *

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

Nail appliers: Izzie’s – Slink Metallic Nails Applier Huds (hands & feet) by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

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

Shoes: Essenz – El Paso (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at the Aloha Fair *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Bored

Bored

Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so.
After all, the sky flashes, the great sea yearns,
we ourselves flash and yearn,
and moreover my mother told me as a boy
(repeatingly) “Ever to confess you’re bored
means you have no

Inner Resources.” I conclude now I have no
inner resources, because I am heavy bored.
Peoples bore me,
literature bores me, especially great literature,
Henry bores me, with his plights & gripes
as bad as Achilles,

who loves people and valiant art, which bores me.
And the tranquil hills, & gin, look like a drag
and somehow a dog
has taken itself & its tail considerably away
into the mountains or sea or sky, leaving
behind: me, wag.

~ “Dream Song 14” by John Berryman

Bored

Let me say right off, I am NOT bored. Not with SL or what I am showing. I am merely amused today with John Merryman and had to share this poem, which always appealed to me. Whenever someone pipes up in Skin Addiction that they are bored, I always say something like Merryman’s mother. Then I suggest they go out and about in SL or else log off and find a good book to read. There is so much to explore in this world!

I like running around the grid in something kind of non-themed and cute so entrance into any adventure is guaranteed. This gorgeous new dress from AvaGardner Kungler is a great pick because it combines pattern with solid, an all-in-one that can get you from needing a skirt to prancing around a garden. I love the Mary Janes Sissy Pessoa is selling at FaMESHed with texture-change socks. Her mesh is well-proportioned and as with everything Sissy does, beautifully textured. I am sure these shoes are going to show up again on my feet. When I go out and about, I make sure I carry my inventory in a big bag (because it’s big) and this almost-free bag from Temperance Snoodle does the trick.

Bored

Circe Ishtari of Tokyo Girl had backed off making skins for a time. She hand-draws them, which is time-consuming for her and with RL things going on, she wasn’t finding the time. She followed her muse with several hair releases and mesh fashions. But she is back, gloriously, at Skin Fair 2014 with three new skins, one of which is the one I am showing. Available in five tones with appliers for boobs and butt (but not hands or feet, regrettably), all three of the skins include a makeup and natural version. I topped my look with M4ri1yn Magic’s darling top knot from the Attic, available with his awesome textures via HUD, which one can click around to test looks to avoid boredom. Love the wisps! (There’s my next suggestion when someone says they are bored—”Go click something!”)

Bored

“I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.” ~ Louis CK

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Gloster Hair – Fatpack by M4ri1yn Magic for Tableau Vivant, available at The Attic *

Skin: Tokyo.Girl Skin Inari . Sunkissed . Makeup by Circe Ishtari for Tokyo Girl, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2) *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Inka~ Lost Eye by Funeral Plutonian for S0ng, available at Kustom9

Dress: (Kunglers) Lilian Blouse and Skirt – Art by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers *

Handbag: *SB* Sola brown tote by Temperance Snoodle for Sheik Bags

Shoes: Baiastice_Anna Pump-choco by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice, available at FaMESHed *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov by oOo Studio