KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar–Final Review

KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar–Final Review

The KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar is still available through January 5 if you need to grab your gifts.

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Find these awesome leggings from Ivey Deschanel of Sn@tch for Day 22, available in system pieces and then an Omega HUD so everyone can enjoy them and wear them with something cute. These will get you through the holidays into winter!

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Sawsan Secretspy of WoW Skins is offering this glorious skin in Tan with Omega appliers for head and body for Day 22 as well for soft winter looks including a cleavage option and Catwa, LAQ, Logo, and Eve appliers.

For Day 23, Nino Heartsdale of Heartsdale Jewellery generously offers a jewelry set for both men and women. The Nova Collection comes with bracelets, watches, and rings for left or right hands.

In tradition, Day 24 is the day where a new KittyCat is unveiled and this year’s KittyCat is as gorgeous as every other year. With holiday snowflakes tumbling around his fur and a deep midnight blue fur, the 2016 Advent Calendar KittyCat is a collectible to treasure for years to come. Each one comes with a week of food so you can enjoy his or her growth and antics through the holiday.

The team at KittyCatS wishes you a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year with these gifts!

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More KittyCatS Advent Calendar Gifts!

More KittyCatS Advent Calendar Gifts!

There are more and more gifts coming out of the KittyCatS Advent Calendar that wow me. What an amazing gift of creativeness and generosity we are receiving this year from these creators! Thank you so much!

First is this darling gift from Cherelle Capra of Circa for Day 11, a gorgeous holiday fireplace with decor and pillows. The cushions have 11 animations each, different in each, and marshmallow roasting sticks. The fireplace has on/off on touch.

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Izara Zuta of 7 Deadly Skins provides the gift for Day 12, a gorgeous Omega applier fashioned on LAQ but can be worn on other heads like Logo and Catwa. In three tones, the set includes appliers for Tango, Phatazz and Slink hands and feet.

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Day 13 brings us a whole set of fun from Rebel Hope for Rebel Hope Designs including mesh boots in red with green garters, a green knit dress with a red belt and a variety of ornamented kitty ears. What a perfect festive combo. I am seated at the gift for Day 14, a candy cane speckled bistro set from Victor Newchurch of Newchurch. Each chair includes a variety of poses for men and women and texture change cushions.

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Day 15 brings two gifts! Belle Roussel of Chop Zuey has crafted this gorgeous jewelry set for girls who want to glisten with a thousand stars.

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And architect Cain Maven of Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Homes gives us this elegant sideboard and bowl of oranges (which has found a perfect spot in my home).

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Inka Mexicola of Essences generously provides the gift for Day 16, this luscious skin for Catwa and Omega system heads.

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Queue Marlowe of Analog Dog offers this beautiful hair for Day 17, a style beautiful in several shades with HUDs, including both flexi and mesh with her characteristic curls and waves.

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Barnesworth Anubis gives us one of the gifts for Day 18, a classic garden folly that can display your tree or be used in your summer garden.

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And the upstoppable and ever-romantic duo of Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus for Lapointe & Bastchild bring us this great unisex dogtag with their brilliant texture change hud.

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Day 19 brings two amazing gifts as well. Garvie Garzo of meadowWorks has given us this amazing sculpture based on Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince.  The sweetest feature is a low script bluebird who flutters about happily and sings a little song.

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Carina Larsen of Amacci has provided this absolutely darling hair with a HUD for changing the colors of the hair and rose.

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And for Day 20, Mami Jewell of Azul gives us this amazing dress in black and purple in mesh with flexis for your holiday parties. Mami has again outdone herself with her gorgeous textures.

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ChloeElectra, the fabulous lady behind .alme, gives us this beautiful nail polish set in various silver looks (perfect to match just about everything you might wear this season) for Day 22.

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I will wrap up with the rest of the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar gifts in a few days.

 

Regency Romance

Regency Romance

“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” ~ Jane Austen

Regency Romance

It was years ago I was in Janice Radway’s class at Duke, reveling in my luck at being the student of the queen of cultural studies whose book about reading romances was the bible for new reader-response criticism. She wrote the definitive literary critique of romance novels. Of course, the class I took turned into a sort of solipsistic exercise in futility—navel-gazing wasn’t working for me—but she was still an awesome scholar.

That being said, I rather enjoy a good romance myself. Jane Austin, Georgette Heyer, Courtney Milan. Nothing wrong with indulging oneself in dreams of a visit to Almack’s and waltzing with a rake of a duke. Natzuka Miliandrovic’s dress for this month’s Shiny Shabby might fit the bill for an in-world romance—a pretty frock with a lovely brocade. Paired with EmpyreanForge’s lovely necklace, it’s a romance-worthy look.

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Sawsan Secretspy’s sublime skin for the Fluffy and Fierce event applies perfectly to the Destiny Catwa head, making me smile, especially with Llianachristina’s pretty eyes for Shiny Shabby. An up-do with tendrils framing the face from Mariru Catnap at Hairology completes my romantic look.

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Hair: :CHEVEUX:M089Hair Browns by Mariru Catnap for .:CHEVEUX:., available at Hairology *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. Soraya Darktan Catwa applier by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins, available at Fluffy and Fierce *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Eyes: LOTUS. Genetics Eyes – Turquoise by lilanachristina for LOTUS, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: !:Lybra:! Giulia Babyblue ~ Maitreya by Natzuka Miliandrovic for Lybra, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: EF: Breccia Necklace by EmpyreanForge for Empyrean Forge, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera

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Summer’s Ghost

Summer’s Ghost

“We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost.” ~ Henry Rollins

Summer's Ghost

The last few sultry nights of summer are fading into September and the last of the summer blooms are giving their final beautiful show. It’s still warm enough to wear a sexy dress like this one from Doc Eldtritch, the featured look for this month’s Mesh Body Addicts. It includes a texture-change HUD for the belt and zipper. I paired high heel mules from Senzati0n Domenitzo for the Crossroads with my look and beautiful butterfly jewelry that Quixotic Criss has made for the SOS Festival with all proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders. Quixotic includes a texture change HUD for the metals and the gems and earrings do come with the set as well. My nails, from Demi Plessis, are also contributions for the SOS Festival. This beautiful terrace is Maizon Rayna’s SOS Festival featured item. With a full terrace with the gorgeous blooms set upon a rock, it fits beautifully against a mountain or on a shoreline cliff and is also a 100% contribution for Doctors Without Borders.

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My stunning skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s newest in-store. With an applier with brows or without and an optional additional lipstick (that I do show here), it looks great on the Catwa Destiny head. This chic bob is Tabata Jewell’s item for this month’s Hairology. I love that Tabata comes up with original and fashionable looks regularly. The lock of hair escaping the look is especially beguiling.

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Hair: Vanity Hair:Miss Coco-Greedy by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair, available at Hairology *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 PEGGIE GOLDEN Catwa applier by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Eyes: .ID. Deep Gaze Eyes / Hazel / by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: DE Designs – Nancy – Maitreya – Merlot by Doc Eldritch for DE Designs, available at Mesh Body Addicts *

Jewelry: S-P Mariposa Necklace by Quixotic Criss for Semi-Precious, available at the SOS Festival *

Mesh nails: Cazimi: Nails – Tapestry (Maitreya) by Dima Plessis for Cazimi, available at the SOS Festival *

Shoes: Essenz – Malaysia (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at the Crossroads *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken with sH*TerraceRAVELLO by Maizon Rayna for Terra d’ombrA, available at the SOS Festival *

Summer's Ghost

Tangerine

Tangerine

Tangerine – she is all they claim
With her eyes of night and lips as bright as flame
Tangerine – when she dances by
Senoritas stare and caballeros sigh

~ “Tangerine” as done by Frank Sinatra

Tangerine

The best part of living in SL is living like you are in the Lives of the Rich and Famous. Today I prepared for a dinner party out in my conservatory from Cory Edo for Uber, With tables and chairs Cory did for the same event (with a ton of great textures as you can see and wonderful poses, PG and Adult), I made my tables with a couple of Kaerri Rae’s great table settings and some wine. Sash Arabello has a great gacha at Shiny Shabby with pieces for the traveler including the rug I show and the pretty candles. Cube Republic is featuring the bonsai and hosta at Shiny Shabby as well.

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For my dinner party, I wore one of Poulet Koenkamp’s new and sexy dresses, this one featured at her store, and accessorized with a little choker she has at the Chapter Four. I love that Poulet loves colorand  the geometric cutouts on this dress add a little interest. Fringed heels from Fhara Acacia for the Dressing Room include a color change HUD for different versions.

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Kuranosuke Kamachi’s long sexy hair for Uber is a perfect accompaniment to this look. Sawsan Secretspy is featuring this skin applier at the Designer Circle and I am really impressed with how great it looks on the Catwa Destiny head (my favorite).

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Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Emily” by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Uber *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 Amely GOLDEN Catwa applier by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW Skins::., available at the Designer Circle Event *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Eyes: LOTUS. Devotion Eyes – 12 by lilanachristina for LOTUS, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: :: PM :: Wendy Dress MAITREYA by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Necklace: :: PM :: Imani Necklace B by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations, available at The Chapter Four *

Nail appliers [LB Solids Orange] *Maitreya” Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: R.icielli – WENDY High Heels for Maitreya Update by Fhara Acacia for R.icielli, available at the Dressing Room

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Conservatory: Trompe Loeil – Eloise Conservatory by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Uber *

Décor:

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Alison

Alison

Oh, Allison, my aim is true

~ “Alison” by Elvis Costello, as done by POP ETC

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I chose this cover of Elvis Costello’s song as a sort of tribute to Templemore, the great alternative music venue in SL owned by Luis Lockjaw. I knew Luis a few years ago and bumped into him again and the lyrics made a little sense: “Oh, it’s so funny to be seeing you after so long, girl.” Luis has done a great job with the sim and brings in some fantastic musicians and DJs, so get over there and join the crowd.

That being said, the Mesh Body Addicts Fair is coming up and I have seen some pretty awesome items that will be featured there (August 1-21). Doc Eldrich, who is OLD school SL but still going strong, is going to be there with this sexy dress with changeable textures. This is the thing with Doc: his stuff will be perfect or he won’t put it out and this dress fits to a T, looks awesome and has some incredible textures including this flowery skull texture. I matched up a collar by Lexiesnow from the closing-today ROMP with the dress. I also show new shoes/boots from Klari55a for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, an amazing pair that would rock a LOT of outfits (but looks especially good here).

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One of the big pieces of news for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair is the launch of a new mesh head from Catwa Clip. I have had a love-hate relationship with her heads from day one. I was mad I had to do all sorts of minor adjustments on mesh eyes I purchased to fit them, they didn’t always rez properly, and the face didn’t greatly appeal to me. That has changed with this new head. The eyes! I put this one on and boom! There they were! A tiny tweak to the spacing of my eyes and the depth and I was done. I didn’t have to pull down the mesh eyes themselves, I didn’t have to fool around with them for an hour. OMG! HUGE improvement to me. The face functioned pretty well with expressions, makeups, everything rezzing in quickly and easily. And wow! I love the shape of this one. The eye openings are just the right size, the lips aren’t too sticky-outy (so they are catching all sorts of shadows), the nose isn’t ridiculously Janet Jackson thin. I am in love!

I applied several skins to the head to find which I might like for this post (and enjoyed just playing for once) and one of Sawsan Secretspy’s latest skins looked amazing on the head. Sawsan actually made this for the recent Mesh Body Addicts Bi-Monthly and while it was not made specifically for this head (nothing has been so far), I think it looks just amazing. I tinted my lips and liner from the Catwa makeup HUD to match my outfit and wore MissAllSunday Lemon’s sexy long ‘do for Fameshed this month and created a look almost as beautiful and sexy as Templemore deserves.

Alison

 

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Tessa Mesh Hair by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at Fameshed *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 Alice TAN Catwa applier by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW Skins::. *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA, available at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair (opening August 1) *

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#4] by dam1710 for L’Etre, available at The Epiphany

Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: DE Designs – Emily Dress – Maitreya by Doc Eldritch for DE Designs, available at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair (opening August 1) *

Collar: :FF: Guardian Collar (Chibimoon) (Silver) by Lexiesnow for Forever Famous, available at ROMP *

Shoes: [MAITREYA] -KC- ISMARA BOOTS / PAIR by Klari55a for KC Couture, available at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair (opening August 1) *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Taken at Templemore by Luis Lockjaw

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Quietness Desired

Quietness Desired

“Every lake belongs to the quietness desired by the swans.” ~ Munia Khan

Quietness Desired

Some people log on to SL to find a place of peace and quietness. Some wander the sims to seek peace and quiet. Lauren Bentham recently put together a new sim, Netherwood, that I recommend for that sense of peace and quiet in a crazy world. I dressed casually and enjoyed different spots on the sim. I wore a simple hoodie and top from Asia Rae, part of a unisex set she has created and paired lolly Carlberg’s gray jeans for Thrift Shop (half off) and Aleida Rhode’s latest flats for Cosmopolitan.

Quietness Desired

Sawsan Secretspy’s group gift skin brings a touch of spring to my look with pink lips and eyeshadow. The whole look was inspired by n0match’s darling hair with felted cap for Hairology. She includes texture change for the cap in several colors with the hair color HUD. A pretty little fantasy necklace by moonbubble Gothly for Fantasy Gacha Fair adds a little color to my look.

Quietness Desired

 

Hair: NO.MATCH_NO.DISTANCE. by n0match for NO.MATCH, available at Hairology *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. GG FEB 2016 Amour Bronze by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW Skins::. *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Silver 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: [AR] Night Women Hoodie Size [GREY] by Asia Rae for Asia Rae *

Jeans: .:* LOULOU&CO :. – Fitted Jean :: SOLEDAD :: MAITREYA Grey/flow by lolly Carlberg for .:* LOULOU&CO :., available at the Thrift Shop *

Necklace: [ bubble ] Drakonae Egg Necklace –Purple by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], available at Fantasy Gacha Carnival *

Flats: Elysium – Ella balerina – charcoal by Aleida Rhode for Elysium by Aleida Rhode, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Standing pose created with Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken at Netherwood by Lauren Bentham

Quietness Desired