Oh Brother–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Oh Brother–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea. ~ Dylan Thomas

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

This is my brother. Ok, in RL I don’t have a brother but in SL, I have someone who functions as one. Not in that sticky icky hearts and flowers in my profile way. More like that annoying IM me with foolishness and stupid names like “smeg” and “fart blossom.” The one who will trash me one minute and go after anyone who looks at me funny the next. There is, of course, constant bickering and arguments about who is to do what and when. Like shoveling.

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Of course, my brother needs to be the one who has to go out to do the shoveling. It’s only fair. The pose set from Kay Weston for FROST is more ideally fitted to him (*cough* no one needs to tell him the shovel position can be modifed).  And of course I can sit by sipping my hot cocoa and watching and tell him where he’s missed a spot. It’s the natural order of things.

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Of course, if he was a little misaimed in throwing the snow, it would hit me and get all over my new sweater, the gift Sanura Snowpaw made for the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar for yesterday. It includes a texture change HUD so you can wear this snowflake in several colors. My tights are stocking appliers from Ashton Tryce at FROST. They are awesome snowflake tights for any holiday outfit. My little boots are one of Chantal Mynx’s creation for FROST. My brother is wearing a horrible Krampus sweater from Parallax and a matching hat that he got on MP. (Because, you know, no reason to be cute and festive. Always have to bring things down, right?)

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

My brother is wearing today’s KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar gift, a beard from ReishiProphet, available in two styles and several hair colors including a tintable beard. (I tried making it green but, yeah, don’t go there.) This is a tattoo layer and is a gift for MEN, who seem to get short shrift in the gift department in SL during the holidays. He is wearing it over the Emerson skin from ReishiProphet but it can be worn with any skin and look just as awesome.

I am sporting Lara Hurley’s lovely new skin with an included winter blush, which is just lovely. I love the brows, lips, eyes. Well I love it all and it’s fantastic on my system shape. Bubbles Clawtooth is featuring two hairs with texture-change hats at Collabor88 with winsome hair styles. Please note brother and sister have the same eyes from Constance Daehlile. We got them from our dad.

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16


Skin: -NIVARO- Emerson Skin -summertone – trailhair_clean_hair by ReishiProphet for Nivaro

Beard: -NIVARO- Beards – Shaggy_hard_black by ReishiProphet for Nivaro, available December 16 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – adelmerald by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend *

Sweater: [Phunk] Krampus Sweater by Parallaxx for Phunk

Jeans: [ h ] Classic Jean – Mesh – Washed Blue – HighRise – W/belt by Ansor Hoorenbeek and Limer Frederiksson for Hoorenbeek

Hat: [Phunk] Holiday Knit Hat by Parallaxx for Phunk

Hands: Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance) – Relax by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boots: [ h ] Trail – Men – Chocorua Brown – Short by Ansor Hoorenbeek and Limer Frederiksson for Hoorenbeek

IE – Snowed in by Kay Weston for Image Essentials, available at FROST *



Hair with hat: Clawtooth: Winter Song – Light Ombre Pack by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: Lara Hurley-Rie /Midtone with Lara Hurley-Rie winter blush&glow and Beauty marks by Lara Hurley for Lara Hurley

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – adelmerald by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend *

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

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

Sweater: .: Somnia :. Flurry {Fitmesh Maitreya} by Sanura Snowpaw for .: Somnia :., available December 15 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Tights: AVICANDY Snowflake Knit TIghts by Ashton Tryce for AVICANDY, available at FROST *

Nail appliers: [LB O Tannenbaum Silver] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme, available in the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Necklace: L&B Swear WOMENS “Frost” Coin Necklace – Lara Fit by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available at FROST *

Booties: {MYNX} Bootie – Fur Liner Deer by Chantel Mynx for {MYNX}, available at FROST *

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

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

Taken at Frisland

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

What Barely’s Wearing Today

What Barely’s Wearing Today

What Barely's Wearing Today

Barely swears to me this look gets the chicks. I can kinda see why. There’s the studied insouciance, the combination of patterns and a sort of funky warm masculinity that shows a touch of boyishness and vulnerability, which is so Barely.

What Barely's Wearing Today


What Barely's Wearing Today

Hair – Tableau Vivant – M4rilyn Magic – Victor Hair in Browns

Skin – Hermony – Hermanni Laville – Symon in ST2 @TMD

Eyes – IKON – Ikon Innovia – Eternal Eyes in Pewter

Jacket/Shirt – V-Spot – VerTig0 Sands – Vintage & Cool  Jacket in Green

Pants – Gabriel – Takuya Jinn – Plaid pants in Red

Glasses – Yummy – Polyester Partridge – Diane Frames

Socks – Adjunct – myVeganCookbook Bolissima – Sock Tops in Nautical Set #3

Boots – Adjunct – myVeganCookbook Bolissima – Le Grimpeur Boots in Monazite

What Barely’s Wearing Today

What Barely’s Wearing Today

What Barely's Wearing Today

Barely walked in yesterday in this ensemble, looking all cool and hip without being aggravatingly hipster. (Well, maybe a little aggravating.) What Barely has going for him is a cool ease, a fine sense of himself, and some freakin’ awesome socks!

What Barely's Wearing Today

He’s kind of a mix between Brad Pitt and Zach Galifianakis and Louis CK.

What Barely's Wearing Today

Hair – Dura – chiaki Xue – *Dura-Boy*52 in Dark Brown

Skin – Nivaro – ReishiProphet – Rupert Skin in Light Tone

Eyes – IKON – Ikon Innovia – Hope Eyes in Moor

Jacket/Tee – Lapointe & Bastchild – Paul Lapointe – Mens “BLAZER” Jacket

Pants – Wonton – explicitfame – Nikolai Biker Trousers in Khaki

Necklace – KOSH – Lynaja Bade – Thorn Necklace in Copper

Glasses – Sorgo – Arscene Dubrovna – FLINT in Gold

Socks – Pig – Apatia Hammerer – Argyle Sock M. Suspender in Bertram S.

Shoes – Deadwool – Masa Plympton – Dippold Shoes in Black

Photos by Harper

Barely wants you to watch this:


He’s Ba-ack!

He’s Ba-ack!

He’s back like a bad penny, like a persistent cold sore, like my property tax bill, like dandelions in spring, like tiny little seeds in my raspberry jam that jam themselves in between my teeth and I can’t get them out… well you get the point. Barely Texan has wheedled his way back into my blog.

He's Ba-ack!

Barely’s not about the accolades; he doesn’t care if he glitters or glares or struts. He just cares that he looks cool and reflects a unique sartorial presence—when there aren’t barbecue stains on his sweater.

He's Ba-ack!

Barely graces us with this great ensemble including a cardigan/shirt combo from etham, tweed slacks from Leri Miles, boots from Theosophy and hair from Dura. No droopy pants or ‘tude with Barely. Just head-on casual chic.

He's Ba-ack!

Hair – Dura – Chiaki Xue – Boy*52 in Dark Brown

Skin – Skin – Swallow – Luciayes Magic – Daniel Peach in Brown eyebrows

Hairbase – Exile – Kavar Cleanslate – Hairbase 2: Brownie

Eyes – IKON – Ikon Innovia – Eternal Eyes in Pewter

Necklace – KOSH – Lynaja Bade – Thorn Necklace

Cardigan/Shirt – etham – stephenweiss – James Cardigan in All Colors

Slacks – Leri Miles Designs – Leri Miles – LMDforMen max
Mesh Slacks in Mocha

Shoes – theosophy – Trace Osterham – Lewiston Boots in Moss/Desert

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Done up while listening to the Pimps of Joytime doing “Keep That Music Playin’”

Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride

Mr. and Mrs. George Beckman

request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their daughter

Veronica Nicole


Mr. Gregory Richard Lubinski

on Saturday, the sixteenth of March,

Two thousand thirteen

at three o’clock in the afternoon

Wedding Isle

Father of the Bride

And with this, George realized the money he had been socking away for a little boat, nothing fancy, something he could take out on the protected waters fishing on the weekends, maybe take his pal Steiner along, was gone. There was the dress, the flowers, the photographer, the limo, the invitations and custom napkins, the wedding venue, the reception with catering, band, cake, and the lace-trimmed wishing well thing Ronnie got for envelopes at some crazy bridal fair. After a while, he just signed his name to the checks and handed them to his wife, sighing, watching his boat slowly sink out of sight.

“Daddy,” Ronnie came flying in one Saturday morning. “You have to go with Greg and his dad to get fitted for tuxes.” He grumbled about wearing a “monkey suit,” but dutifully went, bearing with the humiliations of being measured for something he would wear only one night. He watched the groom, standing awkwardly as the tailor inserted pins around his cuffs and zipped a tape measure up his inner leg to his crotch, and he realized this boy—this young man—was willing to go through all this bullshit for the same reason as he was—the boy loved his little girl.

Father of the Bride

The day of the wedding, he put his favorite cap on his head and stood still while his wife pinned a peach flower to his lapel. (All the bridesmaids wore peach dresses—his daughter’s idea. It looked like a tissue box had exploded in the back of the limousine.) “George, take your hat off. Ronnie will not like it. Don’t spoil this day for her.”

“I will when we get there but I just don’t feel right without it,” he grumbled.

When he went to peek in on his daughter, trusty hat still on his head, he felt his heart stop for a moment. Seeing her there, dressed in a most beautiful white dress, her face glowing, her smile radiant, blowing happiness around her like a supernova, he felt the visceral assault of the moment. She looked like his wife when they had first gotten married, graceful and fresh. And she looked like the little girl who had once told him, “Daddy, I lub boo,” with popsicle dribbling out of her mouth. He saw the teenager who had once shouted, “Daddy, you don’t get it! If you loved me you would let me go!” And he saw the young woman, holding a mortarboard to her head at her college graduation, who said, “Thank you for this, Daddy. I hope I grow up to be just like you.”

Father of the Bride

At the end of the night, a beautiful wedding, a great dinner, happy people dancing, two young people clearly in love and happy, he realized he could start saving for a new boat tomorrow. It was a small cost for this kind of happiness for so many. It was a good night.

Skin and shape: RUBYEzraSkin(shadow) with RUBYEzraShape by Carmella Ruby for Ruby Skins, available at the Skin Fair *

Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Hazel (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Tuxedo: L&B Mesh (MED) “Modern White Open Tuxedo” by Paul Lapointe for Lapointe & Bastchild *

Hat: JfL flat cap grey tweed by Johnfrancis Laville for JfL Men’s Store *

Boutonniere: [EvF] “Sakura” Deluxe Boutonniere – Peach v2 by Bastchild Lotus for Lapointe & Bastchild *

Shoes: Colbert Black by Eponymous Trenchmouth for Jeepers

Poses by Scarlet Chandrayaan for Magnifique Poses

Photographed at Wedding Isle

What Barely’s Wearing Today

What Barely's Wearing Today

Barely “Emo” Texan has shown up again on the blog, this time in a more punk/new wave look. Start with this awesome military jacket from Kauna (which I shot in this funky pose to prove that mesh moves with a lot of craziness. Barely chose some pretty awesome striped pants from Redrum to go with the jacket and boots from Gos. This time, he chose his own hair, this awesome newer one from Dura and heavy guyliner on a skin from Tricky Boucher. Barely makes it work.

What Barely's Wearing Today

What Barely's Wearing Today

What Barely's Wearing Today

Skin – Belleza – Tricky Boucher – Ethan Best Buys in Pale

Hair – Dura – chiaki Xue – Dura Boy 41 in black

Eyes – Ikon – Ikon Innovia – Eternal Eyes in black

Tunic – Kauna – Ross Myhre – Military Retro Jacket

Pants – Redrum – Mzzy Wytchwood – Carnivale Jeans in Red & White

Boots – GOS – Gospel Voom – Triumph Boots in Old

What Barely’s Wearing Today

What Barely's Wearing Today

Barely and I had a little discussion about his photos. He just got that LUMIPro and he’s be going to town with it (literally—he won’t let it go—he sleeps with it). I said, “That’s fine. The photos are artsy and emo, but people want to see the clothes.” He then sent me photos labeled “Barely Emo.” I think that should be his new display name.

I like this look because it’s eclectic and rock n roll. I especially like the pattern on the shirt from Voodoo Gear and the skin from Fruk. He looks like your little brother, grown up to go out clubbing or play in his alternative band.

What Barely's Wearing Today

What Barely's Wearing Today

What Barely's Wearing Today

Skin – Fruk – Chucky Hollak – Bennet skin Rock of Ages- Limited Edition

Hair – Redgrave – Emilia Redgrave – Jacob in black

Eyes – Ikon – Ikon Innovia – Eternal Eyes in Heath

Necklace – Trinket – Stephberry Delling – Guitar Pick Necklace

Shirt – Voodoo Gear – Voodoo Shilton – Men’s Mesh Dress Shirt in Arabia #1

Jeans – breathing|time – Kevin Titian – Lazy Jeans in Print

Boots – Shelly Laufer – Shelly Laufer – Mesh Boots DT in black