A Moment White

A Moment White

But pleasures are like poppies spread,
You seize the flower, its bloom is shed;
Or like the snow falls in the river,
A moment white–then melts forever….

~ Robert Burns

A Moment White

It seems all there is for sims lately are winter scenes and all I see outside is a winter scene. It was brutally cold today, so I put on a sweater in RL and found this very cozy one that Kitt Ragu is releasing at Shiny Shabby (opening the 20th). Made for both men and women, the sweater comes in several colors with an underlying shirt if you would like it. I forewent that version and put on a little scarf I found in my inventory from xxRyvenxx and found great little low-cost boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo at The Dressing Room. My jeans were released by Paul Lapointe a bit ago but work so well with the Maitreya body and so many different looks. They come with a brilliant texture change HUD allow different jean colors, pockets and belt and metal colors, though I went with the standard classic color and look.

A Moment White

OK, I admit I stole the hat from Karla Marama’s hair at Hairology. I will find a way to show the actual hair but it conflicted with the sweater, so I opted for Carina Larsen’s hair for the upcoming Shiny Shabby instead. It’s a cute short cut with fringy bangs and a lot of personality. I have once again opted to try an Omega applier on the GA:EG Adriana head, this time putting on Aida Ewing’s skin applier, which she made for the Logo heads but is on an Omega applier so can be used on this head too. I have tested a few Logo appliers and the skin makers, of course, want to have the skin suit the face shape, so when the skin is put on this shape, it can look measurably different and sometimes quite “off.” Aida’s skin looked pretty good and when I applied the add-on makeups, I think the result was quite nice, especially with Aida’s pretty freckles.

A Moment White

Hair: Amacci Hair – Serena 1 by Carina Larsen for Amacci, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh head: [GA.EG] Adriana Mesh Head by Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance for GA:EG *

Skin applier: Glam Affair – Sia Appleirs for LOGO – 03 ( Exotic ) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Makeups: [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – AL01 Glamor Alpha Lashes, [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – ES02 Kitty Eyeshadows and [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – LP03 Sugar Lipsticks by Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance for GA:EG *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #8 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

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

Sweater: ::K:: Chunky Hooded Cardigan Femme(No Inner) Marsala  by Kitt Ragu for  ::K::, available at Shiny Shabby *

Jeans: L&B (*Fitted*Lara Bootie) Swear Jeans – Double Belt by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Hat: pr!tty – Beanie – {Poofball Ears} by Karla Marama for pr!tty, available at Hairology *

Scarf:  *+S.F.+* Cute Cuddle Scarf – White (modified) by xxryvenxx for  *+Sweet Fireflys+*

Boots: Essenz – Bratislava (Cream) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at The Dressing Room

Poses by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Loch Noble

A Moment White

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Last Christmas–KittyCatS &Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

Last Christmas–KittyCatS &Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

Last Christmas
I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away.
This year
To save me from tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

~ “Last Christmas” by Wham!

Last Christmas–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

The jingle jangle of bells in this old Christmas song from my adolescence always reminds me of snow. Gotta love George Michael (and his hair—wow). So I went to snowy Loch Noble to shoot photos of my outfit, which is sort of an awesome look considering the pieces are priced so inexpensively. Well, first there is the jacket which is free in the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar. Sands Leavitt has generously offering this stunning red leather jacket with materials as his little gift to all the calendar clickers, and it comes in several sizes to fit different mesh bodies. Solange Cerveau is offering this itty bitty mini, made to fit several mesh bodies (and it does so on my Maitreya body like skin—not a single clip) for the Winter Gacha Festival. The chain and ornaments around the waist are the “rare” so you can push linden into that machine and always end up with a great prize because the skirt is so great! (And since it’s gacha, giftable. Get one for all your friends!) My awesome hat is Aleida Rhode’s gacha for the Gacha Garden at the Liaison Collaborative. The fur textures are so gorgeous and she has a big decorative safety pin. My long tall boots from Allie Munro are one of her featured pieces for FROST, which has opened. I love their shape and the textures and they are rock bottom priced!

Last Christmas–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

Sawsan Secretspy released this lovely skin with several makeups at the Frozzen Fair. The lips are mostly pastel and the makeups a bit smokier, so the look is very sexy when you combine them together. My hair is naminaeko’s exclusive for Hairology. It comes with or without streaks and in a bunch of fantastic colors as well as “naturals.” I especially liked her “glitter” textures. The hair is low profile so it fit perfectly with a little resizing of Aleida’s hat and the textures looked fabulous.

Last Christmas–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

Hair: .Olive. the Kelly Hair // Streaks {Bewbies}by naminaeko for .Olive., available at Hairology *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 Melissa Tan with .::WoW Skins::. Melissa Lipstick 1 (Milk/Tan/Bronze/DT), 2016 eyeliner 4, and  .::WoW Skins::. Melissa Eyeshadow 1 by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at the Frozzen Fair *

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

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

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

Jacket: [Azuchi] Fallen -Leather Jacket- Red  Maitreya by Sands Leavitt for [Azuchi], available December 14 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Skirt with ornaments: BLOODTweedMiniSkirt_Maitreya with BeltOrnamentsPastel_RARE_Maitreya (Add) and ChainBeltGold_RARE_Maitreya by Solange Cerveau for Solange! Fashions, available at the Winter Gacha Festival *

Hat: Elysium – Kozak hat –  mixed fur by Aleida Rhode for Elysium by Aleida Rhode, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Boots: Grumble- Slink High Boots- Camel Leather-Lt Grey-Maitreya by Allie Munro for Grumble, available at FROST *

Poses by Darling Monday for fri.day

Taken at Loch Noble

Last Christmas–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

Bringing Home the Tree–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Bringing Home the Tree–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

“…freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin – inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night…” ~ John Geddes

Bringing Home the Tree--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Loch Noble just reopened their sim and a fresh coat of snow has fallen with more coming down. It’s coated the whole beautiful village with a white blanket and made it perfectly charming and wintery. I took a late morning run over to check out the storefronts and get my tree. (OK, it’s the sim “tree on a car” but work with me here…) I felt very seasonal in Aryiana Novelli’s supposedly ugly sweater for Christmas on 34th Street, though I think it’s absolutely charming with the clever use of multiple translucent layers to make it look soft. Chantal Mynx’s cowl for FROST provides colorful warmth, as do Izzie Button’s tights for TLC. And they matched my boots from Hera Aviatik, which are also for FROST. Pretty earrings from AvaGardner Kungler for this month’s On9 (which I downsized quite a bit) and a berry cluster from Abraxxa Anatine make the whole look seasonal and pretty.

Bringing Home the Tree--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Thank goodness for Mavi Beck’s darling holiday poses for TLC because they worked great for this set of photos. I am wearing Sawsan Secretspy’s new skin for Winter Trend on the Catwa Jessica head and I added shadows from Alaska Metropolitan that she is offering at a rock bottom price at Anybody. I have fallen in love with Constance Daehlie’s eyes for Winter Trend (which you will see over and over for the next few weeks). She offers system and mesh eyes. And the final and most glorious part of my look is Queue Marlowe’s gift for the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar for today—an amazing topknot that includes three different HUDs for your wearing pleasure.

Bringing Home the Tree--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Hair: AD – sardine – LIGHT BROWNS available December 11 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.2 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. Anais GOLDEN 2016 OMEGA ADV APPL. by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at Winter Trend *

Eye shadow applier: alaskametro<3 “Creme Duo” eyeshadow – Omega HUD by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro, available at Anybody *

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

Sweater: {Lyrical} My Ugly Sweater (White) by Aryiana Novelli for {Lyrical}, available at Christmas on 34th Street *

Legging appliers: Izzie’s – Maitreya Lara – Applier Reindeer Tights by Izzie Button for Izzie’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative

Hair stick: EarthStones Hair Branch Hair Stick – Berries by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *

Scarf: {MYNX} Isle Knit Scarf – Rose by Chantel Mynx for {MYNX}, available at FROST (opening December 13) *

Earrings: (Kunglers) Cintia earrings – Topaz by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at On9 *

Nail appliers: #adored – ombregon mani {maitreya} by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Anybody *

Boots: Latreia- Cozy Tan (Lara)  by Hera Aviatik for Latreia, available at FROST (opening December 13) *

Poses: Ma Vie. – White Xmas by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Car: [Con.] Tilbury Roadster RARE red by ValiantCo for Consignment, available at The Arcade *

Taken using the LumiPro HUD V3.41 by Stefan Buscaylet *

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

Taken at Loch Noble

Bringing Home the Tree--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Autumn Mornings

Autumn Mornings

“Once in a while i am struck
all over again… by just how blue
the sky appears .. on wind-played
autumn mornings, blue enough
to bruise a heart.”
― Sanober Khan

Autumn Mornings

A beautiful fall morning woke me up and I took a walk outside to enjoy the colors and the fresh air. It’s unseasonably warm so the vibrant colors are a pleasure. I wore a boho sort of outfit including a new top from Ariadna Garrigus that comes with a great texture-change HUD that allowed me to switch around until I was able to match the scads of gorgeous jewelry from Mea Carnell in her Gacha Garden collection. She gives you many options so you can combine necklaces and different mixes of bracelets and arm cuffs. She even offers rings that fit Maitreya or Slink hands. My boots are Senzati0n Domenitzo’s feature for Sad November. I decided that Paul Lapointe’s great boyfriend jeans would work great with this top.

Autumn Mornings

Inka Mexicola’s beautiful skin for Kustom9 allowed me to remove the mesh heads for a day and breathe in the fresh air. With several makeups, it’s fresh and lovely with gorgeous brows and eye makeups. My tousled hair is one of Shylah Honey’s pieces for Fameshed this month, an unrigged wavy ‘do finger combed and tossed back with pretty tendrils framing the face (and suspiciously like my own RL hair).  Enjoy the fall colors on the Loch Noble sim as I did. It’s gorgeous!

Autumn Mornings

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Shannon Non-Rig Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at Fameshed *

Skin: Essences – Quinta01 *medium01* brunette by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom9 *

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

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

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

Top: ***ArisAris~Gara14~Assorted Tops- FITTED~ by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Jeans: L&B Jeans “Classic Boyfriend” by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Jewelry:  Meva Bogo Bangle 2 left, Meva Bogo Collar (rare), Meva Bogo Earringst, Meva Bogo Necklace Short, Meva Bogo Ring, Meva Bogo Upperarm Cuff left, and Meva Bogo Upperarm Cuff right by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at Gacha Garden *

Boots: Essenz – Copenhagen (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Sad November *

Poses by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera, available at The Dressing Room Fusion

Photos taken at Loch Noble

Autumn Mornings