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

Happiness—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 8

Happiness—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 8

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open. ~ Rose Wilder Lane

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I don’t know about you but sometimes happiness comes from a bit of color and a fun pattern like polka dots. Beanster Potato’s new sweater comes with a 5-texture HUD so you can swap around textures. With a sexy-silky look to it, it is drapey in all the right ways and very sophisticated in its fashion. I wear silly tights from Irehami that I got from The New Tailors event. They come with appliers for Slink feet so you can do something like wear open-toed boots like these from GraceHaddington and not get cold tootsies.

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My KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar gift today is this gorgeous hair with hat from Mina Nakamura. She includes with it a set of five ombre colors and TEN hat colors in the HUD for color change options. I love this stripey look but there are some more seasonal patterns as well. A free hair. Mesh! Can you beat that?

My skin is one of Umazuma Metaluna’s for the Arcade. Her set for this round have interesting shadings around the eyes and some great and unusual makeup colorways without being garish. I love Uma’s skins because she has such a unique vision.

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Hair: MINA Hair – Natasja (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Leigh 5 (toffee) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Arcade *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – black coffee by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Sweater: 20.FIVE Mesh: Croft Sweater by beanster Potato for 20.FIVE *

Tights: New Way -Tights print  *1print* by irehami for New Way, available at The New Tailors

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boots: [LG] Boutique-Fall 2014 Kilara Boots by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Santa Baby—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 3

Santa Baby—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 3

Santa Baby, slip a sable under the tree, for me.
been an awful good girl, Santa baby,
so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa baby, a 54 convertible too,
Light blue.
I’ll wait up for you dear,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Think of all the fun I’ve missed,
Think of all the fellas that I haven’t kissed,
Next year I could be just as good,
If you’ll check off my Christmas list,

Santa baby, I wanna yacht,
And really that’s not a lot,
Been an angel all year,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

~ “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt

 

Santa Baby

It’s probably time to spoil yourself a little for the holidays. You have been through Black Friday and Cyber Monday and even Afterthought Tuesday (and wearing those dangerously high heels while you shopped). One good way is to dress like you own the place and run to the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar and get today’s gift, this set of earrings from Maxi Gossamer that she makes available in both gold and silver.

My skin is one of the collection at NatalieWells’ shop that I picked up while I was doing the Skin Addiction Black Friday. I love this skin—the tone, the lips, the eyes, the brows, the body. Granted, you can barely see the eyes in this look because of the dramatic cut that Mirja Mills has just put out. But you see enough of the smoky, classy face to get the idea.

Santa Baby

I imagined a very well-to-do, well-dressed lady about town when I made this look and GraceHaddington’s newest sheath with jacket is what made the look. Grace does textures like no one else I have ever met. She combines and layers them on mesh pieces with amazing proportions and shadows and depths that create beautiful, high fashion looks. This skill is also noticeable in my stiletto pumps that Grace made. Add to that that each of these outfits comes with a texture-change HUD and the pumps have nine various textures, not just an in-world color change. And everything is priced ridiculously low for what you get as far as artistry and versatility. Santa baby, hurry down the chimney tonight, and bring me more of these gorgeous fashions!

Santa Baby

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ALICIA* by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: Deesses Skins: Nadine – black eyebrows – caramel mocha by NatalieWells for Deesses

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

Dress: [LG] Boutique-Fall 2014 Chase Me by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Black Sun – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Handbag: bitch. – mesh purse Houndstooth/Black by Maxwell Graf for bitch @ Rustica *

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

Nail appliers: :[P]:- Slink Applier [NAILS-Hands]:// Caraoa by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: [LG] Boutique-Fall 2014 Jaide Heels by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Seduction Involves Elegance

Seduction Involves Elegance

Seduction involves
elegance and has the goal
of pleasing others.

~ Letter From France | François Hollande: Casanova or Lout? by Elaine Sciolino in the New York Times

Seduction Involves Elegance

The New York Times has a brilliant haiku generator on their site (http://haiku.nytimes.com/) that pulls lines from their stories and makes haiku from them. I grabbed the lead haiku from it.

I thought it suited this sophisticated look from GraceHaddington, a mesh pantsuit with an open cut back. Grace buys up mesh templates and sprinkles them with gorgeous textures, great styling and her own magic fairy dust (including a great texture-change HUD), and supports a large business with several other junior designers. Her prices are always reasonable and her output prolific. You can walk in any day of the week and find scads of new fashions, priced inexpensively.

Seduction Involves Elegance

I wore with this a new jewelry set made by Zuri Lyric in collaboration with Poulet Koenkamp. With a gorgeous set of bejeweled pearls that drops down the back and matching bracelet and earrings, the pieces come with Zuri’s texture-change scripts and are pure luxe.

I wore a super-sophisticated and sexy skin from Sawsan Secretspy that she recently had at Boho Culture but now in her store. I added the FREE lipstick Zxxrysa Magic is offering for the Dirty Turkey Hunt at her store. My short hair do is a new one from Chiaki Xue, who still makes short sassy cuts fashionable.

Seduction Involves Elegance

Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*54(Dark Brown) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Nessie Darktan 04 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

Lipstick: PICHI – VELVET MATTE Lipstick [Rum Raisin] by Zxxrysa Magic for Pichi, for the Dirty Turkey Hunt *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – black coffee by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Outfit: [LG] Boutique-Fall 2014 The Lovecats by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

Jewelry: Lazuri Perles de Gloire Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings by Zuri Lyric and Poulet Koenkamp for Lazuri

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 AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

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

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Short Skirt Long Jacket

Short Skirt Long Jacket

I want a girl with a mind like a diamond
I want a girl who knows what’s best
I want a girl with shoes that cut
And eyes that burn like cigarettes

I want a girl with the right allocations
Who’s fast and thorough
And sharp as a tack
She’s playing with her jewelry
She’s putting up her hair
She’s touring the facility
And picking up slack

I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnng jacket

~ “Short Skirt Long Jacket” by Cake

Short Skirt Long Jacket

Finally! I can use this song. A while ago a friend of mine said this song reminded him of me and since, I have been wanting to use it and now, GraceHaddington has given me reason. This sexy dress came through with a great fit between the top and the skirt with a great mesh jacket with the sleeves rolled up. Now, Grace does use template mesh as many do but she adds a lot with her great patterns and her texture-change HUD.

I have worn these shoes from Kenadeecole that she has at the Body Modification Expo for another blog entry but need to show them again because are so sexy and so well made (“shoes that cut”). The great part is she gives two fitted shoes—one for Slink feet but also one for Belleza bodies. It’s really not a big deal (I think) for her to do a refit and offer the Belleza foot shoe and they look so fantastic. They come with a great texture-change HUD for color and metal options as well.

Short Skirt Long Jacket

My skin is one of Shyla Diggs’ newer ones that she has released in full at the main store. There is something so sublime about her work, so subtle and lovely. She never has harsh colors or bold contrast. And of course, her skins all match the Belleza body, which makes it easier. A short sexy ‘do from Chiaki Xue, meant for women or men, makes this look sexy and exciting and shows off that pretty face.

Short Skirt Long Jacket

Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*53(Dark Brown) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: -Belleza- Grace SK 0 Br by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza– *

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

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

Dress: [LG] Boutique-Fall 2014 Frech Kissing In The USA by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

Earrings: *MM* Drop Hoop Earring by Pearlie Pedro for Miam Miam Jewelry

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

Poses by Maliah Naidoo for KaTink *

Maga

Maga

“Oh, Maga, whenever I saw a woman who looked like you a clear, sharp pause would close in like a deafening silence, collapsing like a wet umbrella being closed. An umbrella, precisely.” ~ from Hopscotch by Jose Cortazar

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I just started reading Hopscotch by Jose Cortazar, recommended this weekend by a friend. But I had just started Behind the Beautiful Forevers from Keatherine Boo, which won a scad of awards and deservingly so. It’s amazing. But then last night someone told me to read A Sand County Almanac, so of course, I couldn’t wait and cracked that open. So I’ll probably find quotes from each one to share here.

This outfit reminded me of Cortazar’s description in the first chapter of his mixed-up book, a lady named Maga, who accompanies him through Paris on many adventures. (If you read the book and Maga turns out to be a poop, don’t tell me. I just read the first chapter so far.) I loved his description of this woman, and I thought it suited this look, a sophisticated beauty. I have assembled a set of mesh pieces on the Belleza body to prove, once again, that is quite doable. First, a top from one dress made by Nevery Lorakeet with a sheer panel on top and a lovely blousing that leads to a belt I found in inventory from Fhara Acacia (search: “belt,” scroll). My skirt is part of a dress from GraceHaddington that she will be putting out at Designer Showcase this month. With its perfectly shaded texture and flirty shape, it’s a great piece even without its accompanying jacket and worth it at the price. A handbag from Monicuzza Babenco from The Dressing Room and heels I retrofitted to the Belleza feet from Aleida Rhode (originally meant for Slink feet but nonrigged, so I could make them work), and the outfit is complete.

Maga

I am, as I said, wearing the Belleza body. Why? Well, frankly, I love being able to switch my hands and feet at the touch of a HUD button rather than searching through my inventory for the many separate pieces that make up separate mesh hands and feet. I was able to match my body skin pretty nicely to Sawsan Secretspy’s new Lolita skin, which she recently released at her store. I got Karla Marama’s hair at the Dressing Room. The sleek, low style is very nice though the rigging still needs a little work (saw some breaks in turning my head and pieces obscuring my face). It’s not the most sophisticated mesh hair. For a discount you can get bright colors at the event but regular hair colors like this were bundled for a higher price.

Maga

Hair: pr!tty – Rae – by Karla Marama for pr!tty, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Lolita Darktan 05 with .::WoW Skins::. Lolita Black eyebrows B/DT by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

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

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

Top: *LpD* – *Celina* Top Pure V.2 (Mesh) by Nevery Lorakeet for Les Petits Details

Belt: R.icielli – VERONICA belt /black by Fhara Acacia for R.icielli

Skirt: [LG] Boutique-Fall 2014 These Waters Skirt by Grace Haddington for LivGlam, available at Designer Showcase *

Handbag: *YS&YS* – Velletri Bag ZebraGold by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS*, available at the Dressing Room Fusion

Wedges: Elysium – Mei wedge shoes – noir by Aleida Rhode for Elysium *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo

Grace

Grace

“Grace in women has more effect than beauty.” ~ William Hazlitt

Grace

A beautiful look for the beautiful notion of “grace.” My dress is one of GraceHaddington’s newest, a beautiful joining of two mesh pieces to create a whole look . It comes with a texture-change HUD so you can choose between three color ways of the texture, and with the straps up the side and the leather inset, it skirts the border between pretty and sexy. I am wearing these strappy wedges from Lokii Violet at District 5, which also include a great texture-change HUD with a bunch of choices for the straps and the metal. The pretty bejeweled choker is one Maxi Gossamer made for a recent fair and I hope is now in her store. It includes color change for the larger and smaller gems for mix and match.

Grace

The ladies in Skin Addiction spent all day yesterday talking about this skin from Umazuma Metaluna. It’s a huge hit because of its beautiful features, freckled skin, full juicy lips and wonderful body. If any of this appeals at all, get over to Fantasy Collective and get it! My lovely braid is Truth Hawks’ newest hair and ideal for a lovely pulled back look. The braid is, of course, rigged so it moves wonderfully with the avatar and provides versatility for many looks.

Grace

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

Skin: [theSkinnery] Zuri – Bare face (toffee) DB CL2 with [theSkinnery] Zuri Lip Intensity 5 (modified) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery],available at the Fantasy Collective *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Bohemian eye collection – 1 by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery],available at the Chapter Four *

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ SUMMER14] She Wants You by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

Choker: MG – Necklace – Belladonna Crystal Beaded Choker by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer *

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

Nail appliers: Maai * Slink * hands & feet * Darling by Snow Wolfhunter for Maai

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: :{MV}: Magadon PVC Heels by Lokii Violet for :{MV}:, available at District 5 *

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)