New Releases : Dancing with Emma from Entre Mares

Entre Mares has released a stunning new gown, Emma, that will be sure to heat up your cold winter nights when you go out (or stay in) dancing.

EM Emma Full

If you have a special date night coming up and you want to turn the heat up and aren’t sure what to wear, head on over to Entre Mares, you’re sure to find something there that will be just perfect for your evening. The new Emma will certainly fit that order, it is available in blue as shown, as well as a black, purple and yellow. It is lacy and delicate, and yes, it does cover all the necessary parts that need covering. The bits and parts are all well made, and the flex is just right for twirling on the dance floor.

EM Emma Couple

For my night out with my special man, I chose a favorite updo from Truth, and a favorite pair of heels from N-Core. I also chose a favorite diamond set from Alyssa Bijoux, always a great classic to wear on any formal occasion. Add to that, my most fave nails, from Bamboo, in a silvery color to match my shoes and jewelry, and I am good to go be dazzling on the arms of my dazzling man.

EM Emma Dance

Now, no more delay, rush over and grab this gown and the other things, and ..I’m off to do some more blogging and dancing, see you soon!!!

Credits and Other Important Stuff :

Catty:
Gown – Entre Mares – Emma – Blue, by Sykao Adamski
Skin – Adam n Eve – Siobhan – T3 Rosebud, by Sachi Vixen
Hair – Truth – Midori – Night, by Truth Hawks
Earrings, Necklace, Bracelet – Alyssa Bijoux – Diamond Heart Set
Lipstick – Mock – Plum Orgueil Makeover, by Mocksoup Graves
Nails – Bamboo Nails – Jazzy, by RubyRedRusset
Shoes – N-Core – Aura – Plantine, by Claire Messenger
Ring – JCNY – Athena Wedding, by JD Hansen
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Deep Dream, by Lano Ling
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle
Poses –aDORKable – Advent Poses, by Adorkable Peapod
Pose Stand and Background – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho
Couples Pose – Luth, by Luth Brodie (May no longer be available)

Star:
Tux – Utopia – Max
Hair – KMadd
Eyes – Poetic Color

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Look of the Day – Ilaya, Bamboo Nails and Maxi Gossamer

We are well in to the New Year, and it’s high time I do some blogging.  A few things have me excited that I want to blog about, including this look, inspired by the recent weather…icey! Watch for post coming up devoted to this amazing skin by Sachi!!!, but for today however, I want to talk about other things.

Catty

Ilaya has made this very fun dress, with a bit of retro feel, in mesh, and I love it.  It comes in a few other shades too, and definitely worth grabbing for your closet. I like the monotone look, great to mix and match with various things.   Maxi Gossamer just keeps on creating more jewelry we all must have.  For this look, I chose the bangles which are available at the current round of Collabor88, and the earrings, are part of a set from the current FaMESHed, which ends soon so hurry on over and get them while you can. I also want to mention these prim nails, from Bamboo Nails. I simply love them!  They are the most easy-to-apply-and-adjust system I have come across yet. With the Hud, you can change both size and length, as well as colors , based on which set you have of course.  These nails are definitly worth a try whether you have been avoiding prim nails, or love them.

Catty

One can never have enough poses, and these used here are new from Ovation Poses.   I simply threw them in my main Tillie’s stand, and they are good to go.  Well, that’s it for this time, now back to more shopping and wandering and dancing!  Stay Warm!

Credits and Other Important Stuff :

Dress – Ilaya – A Line Vintage Dress – Black/Bianco, by Ilaya Allen
Skin – Adam n Eve – Siobhan – T3 Clover, by Sachi Vixen
Hair – Truth – Tammy – Night, by Truth Hawks
Earrings – Maxi Gossamer – Ethiopian Cross (part of set), by Maxi Gossamer)FaMESHed)
Bracelets – Maxi Gossamer – Damasc Bangles, by Maxi Gossamer (Collabor88)
Nails – Bamboo Nails – Jazzy, by RubyRedRusset
Boots – BAX – Prestige Boots – Black Suede, by Bax Coen
Ring – JCNY – Athena Wedding, by JD Hansen
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Deep Dream, by Lano Ling
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle
Poses – Ovation Poses – Cara, by Halllie Larsson
Pose Stand and Background – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho

Catty Goes to the Ball

I’ve recently taken up a new pastime in SL, dancing. Specifically, going out with a special someone and exploring dance places and live music venues. I’ve never been much of a party or club hopper in SL, I’ve preferred the smaller spontaneous gatherings we in the HG Group sometimes have at stores, homes, etc, even the ones we have in the chat group sometimes (the coffee and various other beverages are always flowing in there!)

Stardust Catty

Lately however, I’ve had reason, and many occasion, to venture out to formal dance places, which of course means, formal dancewear…and since this is new to me, it’s meant a lot of shopping and inventory expansion. New gowns, new shoes, new jewelry and even new hair! One dress I was more then happy with, is from Sascha’s Design. (Special thanks to Harper! Love you!) I’m not sure anyone equals Sascha Frangelli’s skill when it comes to creating floof, and wearing it is sure to make any girl feel like Cinderella going to the ball with Prince Charming. To top it off I found an updo from Exile that worked perfectly, with it’s tendril of curls that don’t quite all fit in the bun, and a recent jewelry release from Maxi Gossamer.

Stardust Dance

So many new things to discover in SL! It’s been so fun, and I look forward to sharing more new finds and loves. See you on a dance floor in SL soon!!

Credits and Other Important Stuff :

Necklace and Earrings – Maxi Gossamer – Angelika, by Maxi Gossamer
Dress – Sascha’s Designs – Aterris – Plum, by Sascha Frangilli
Skin – Glam Affair – Cassiopea – Jamaica – Tesea D, by Aida Ewing
Make Up – Mock – Assorted Lips and Shadows, by Mocksoup Graves
Hair – Exile – Like Lovers Do – Raven, by Kavar Cleanslate
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Deep Dream, by Lano Ling
Poses – aDORKable, by Adorkable Peapod
Pose Stand and Background – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho

To Elate, or not To Elate!

The answer…simply is….to Elate!!
I always look forward to Friday in SL, a day a few new sale items appear at different places. Today did not disappoint. Elate delighted me with a new dress, and new earrings! Both which I had to grab up immediately and do a quick (by Catty standards, that means published by Monday) post.

Elate

Mesh clothing is gradually taking hold of me, and this new dress Kellie Iwish has out has been added to my list of must have mesh. It’s cute and fits so well, perfect for fall days. The alpha layer needs a tad of adjusting for my shape, but it does come with 3 options too for that so hopefully you’ll find one that works for your shape. I love the earrings too that Kellie also has out new, I am sure they will be very well worn in the future, I love a big hoop! I threw on a fave pair of boots from Maitreya, also mesh, along with my Go To skin of late, Cassiopea from Glam Affair, and I was set for some shopping and visiting, and even some dancing. That’s all for this quickie..and it’s even done and still Friday!!! Yay me! *waves* See you soon!

Elate Again

Credits and Other Important Stuff :

Earrings – Elate – Julie – Silver, by Kellie Iwish (FLF Item – 9/21/12 Hurry)
Dress – Elate – Leah – Blue/Green, by Kellie Iwish (FLF Item – 9/21/12 Hurry)
Skin – Glam Affair – Cassiopea – Jamaica – Tesea D, by Aida Ewing
Hair – Truth – Andrea – Night, by Truth Hawks
Shoes – Maitreya – Radical Boots – Suede Chamoisee, by Onyx Leshelle
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Deep Dream, by Lano Ling
Poses – Diesel Works – Destiny, by Rogan Diesel
Pose Stand and Background – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho

Keeping Calm & Catching Up

May is rushing past and I’ve hardly had a time to keep up. Finally I got a chance to delve into some SL and see what I’ve almost missed. First thing I did to catch up was take a peek at the Keep Calm & Keep Shopping event, going on now thru May 28,2012. Participating designers have created exclusive items for this event, that will not be available later, so you will not want to miss any! See the Keep Calm & Keep Shopping blog for full list of stores and other info.

Catching Up & Keeping Calm 1

Dirty Little Secret has something fun for KCKS, a Dressmaker’s Studio. You can see a peek of it here, it’s filled with furniture and decor and makes a great hang out for all designer and fashiony types, and its plenty roomy for creating in. Clutter, one of my fave stores, has a yummy chair out, I managed to find a special spot for it in the Studio. Coloreta’s is a store new to me, and this top they’ve made includes a very cool skirt but I opted to wear it with my favorite white jeans for a fun summer look.

Catching Up & Keeping Calm 2

I also got a chance to check out some new tatts from Essential Soul, and I’m loving this Koi Pond..I usually don’t go for colorful but I cannot seem to take it off. A few of my favorite groups have been sending gifts of late too, Belleza being one, with the nummilicious Lily V2 which has me thinking I need more of this skin for sure. Pixel Mode has gifted it’s subscribers with a fun pair of blue wedgies, perfect for summer wear.

Pic 1
Skin – Belleza – Lily V2 – Med – Group Gift (Fee)
Hair – Truth – Vicky – Java
Tattoo – Essential Soul – Koi Pond – Faint 2
Top – Sn@tch – Chastity Bralet Tops – Blue
Pants – Zaara – Classic Jeans – White
Shoes – Pixel Mode – Fae Wedge – Denim – Group Gift
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Night Rain
Poses – Glitterati

Pic 2
Skin – Belleza – Lily V2 – Med – Group Gift (Fee)
Hair – Truth – Andrea – Night
Tattoo – Essential Soul – Koi Pond – Faint 2
Top – Coloreta’s – Insy Top – Grape – KCKS Item
Pants – Zaara – Classic Jeans – White
Shoes – Miel – Ant Flats – Nero
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Night Rain
Chair – Clutter – Madison Chair – KCKS Item
Background and Props – Dirty Little Secret – The Dressmaker’s Studio – KCKS Item

Make a Fool of Brain Tumors

Wear Gray For a Day is an event in SL in it’s 3rd year, started by Sanura Snowpaw, to raise funds and awareness for brain tumors. Designers from all over the grid have come together, with items to purchase for your donation, you can read more about it at Wear Gray’s official blog.

Make a Fool of Brain Tumors

Weather! or not, a store of much funness, helps set the mood with their donation items at Wear Gray. !WorN? has a Jester Chair in gray tones, and in the gacha machine, exclusively for the event, Jester Hats in five different colors! Both are mesh, and oh so fun! The Chair comes witih 9 animated sits, all much fun for photoing or sitting and such. Hurry over and get yours now, show brain tumors just what we think of them!

Atomic in Any Weather

Atomic is a favorite shop, and I always delight when they release the Grace skin in special editions. Unfortunately, the one I’m wearing isn’t available anymore, but there is good news! There is a new version of Grace at The Dressing Room Blue now, Grace – Spring in Buff, and you should hurry on over and get it, it’s only there for another week or so. I love it too and I”m sure it’ll be seen in future blog posts.

Jester Chair and Hats – Weather! or not – Wear Gray For A Day Event – Now through April 22, 2012

Skin – Atomic – Grace – Buff – Electric (TDR Blue – No longer be available, but Grace – Buff – Spring is available)
Hair – Elikatira – Daffodil – Black 04
Top – Maitreya – Bodysuit de la Ruche – White
Pants – Zaara – Ishaya Velour Slacks – Black
Boots – Gos – Desire Ankle Boot – Black (Mesh)
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Night Rain
Poses – Included in Chair

It’s Time to FFL! It’s Time for a Cure! It’s Time to make Harper Fly!!!

Time is running down fast, much much faster then we realize as I have piles of pics yet to process for posting, and so much shopping yet to do!! Shops I haven’t even had time to get to yet during Fashion For Life 2012 and there are only a few frantic hours left now. Time is running out for so many who are struggling to beat cancer, or waiting to hear news if they have it or not. The day before FFL 2012 began, I lost a beloved aunt to a long battle with breast cancer that had ravaged her body over the years. We’d planned to visit her this summer in Texas, we thought we had time, cancer proved us wrong. Just today, I learned my MiniMe’s best friends mother (a lady that we’ve lived next door to Sam’s whole life, who had a growth in her abdomen found, and immediately removed, during a routine exam just last week) is now being sent on to another hospital for further surgery because there is evidence of cancer. It’s time NOW to get over to FFL and help find a cure. Money from your purchases can still help researchers find a cure before another year passes, before we add even more stories of how this dreaded disease has touched our lives.

FFL 2012 Review - Agnes Finney

There just hasn’t been enough time to show all the things I’d hoped to show, to shop as much as I’d wanted to shop, to linger thru the sims making sure I don’t miss anything. There just isn’t enough time, not with so many goodies and so many great designs this year!! Here are just a couple more of my favorites. I love the flirty fun Buttefly dress from Agnes Finney, it gave me such a happy, made me anxious for summer and flowers and birds and of course, butterflies.

FFL 2012 Review - Zaara MockGacha2

Zaara, always, always a favorite designer I can blindly buy from and know I’ll be thrilled, has the Shyla blouse in lilac, and an exclusive FFL item (the Sanya Blouse in porcelain) up for offering, and both are must haves for every spring and summer wardrobe this year. Mock has some beautiful eye shadows in a donation Gacha that you’ll want to collect, and here are two of my favorites thrown on with one of my top Go To skins for a fresh new look.

FFL 2012 Review - Zaara MockGacha

Erratic, another fave store of much cuteness and sexiness offers up a few goodies too, the Katy Bustier in brown is a must have, sure to be worn again and again staple. I just love the zipper and the studs…paired with yet another Mock Gacha Shadow, I’m ready for dancing!

FFL 2012 Review - Erratic Mock

Nyte N Day, a fave of many over the years, is still churning out lovely and sexy clothing and has not disappointed with this years FFL items. The Crush shirt in Purple is perfect for spring afternoons out shopping and visiting. There were more faves, from Nyte n Day and so many others, but time just goes oh so fast.

FFL 2012 Review - Nyte N Day

With the clock winding down on FFL 2012, our brilliant and beautiful Harper has promised to fly around the FFL grids as a winged pig!!! at closing time if the goal of 5,250,000L is reached. I think we shoppers are up for the challenge. Let’s go shopping and get Harper flying!!!!

FFL 2012 Map – with color legend by category, as well as vendor list by sim.
FFL 2012 Hunt List – Stores with extra goodies priced from 10L – 100L
FFL 2012 Blog – more info on the event, sponsors, vendors, other blogs, and much more important info.
Dream Seeker Estates – who we all thank for underwriting the sims for FFL 2012.

Fashion For Life Items:
Pic 1
Dress – My Precious Fashion House – Agnes Romantic Butterfly – Pink – (DreamSeeker Volta)

Pic 2
Top – Zaara – Shyla Blouse – Lilac – (DreamSeeker Aika)
Make Up – Mock – Dalek Copper eShadow – Gacha Prize (DreamSeeker Zeit)

Pic 3
Top – Zaara – Sanya Blouse – Porcelain – (DreamSeeker Aika)
Make Up – Mock – Stormcage eShadow – Gacha Prize (DreamSeeker Zeit)

Pic 4
Top – Erratic – Katy Bustier – Brown (DreamSeeker Zeit)

Pic 5
Top – Nyte N Day – Crush Shirt – Purple – (DreamSeeker Tijd)

Other Yummy Stuff:
Skin – (Pic 1) Adam n Eve – Amaris – Fraiche, (Pic 2-5) Adam n Eve – Natalie – Natural – Bare
Hair – Truth – Valerie – Night
Pants – (Pic 2-4) Zaara – Classic Jeans – White, (Pic 5) Zaara – Ishaya Velour Slacks – Black
Boots – Gos – Desire Ankle Boot – Black (Mesh)
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Night Rain
Poses – DeePosed, Photobox by oOo