Skin Fair 2013: Falling in Love With all of Elyse

Skin Fair 2013 is here!!!!! Well, I’m slow, and I had some PC issues, which..I hope is resolved now, so I’m a bit late, Skin Fair 2013 actually began last week, but the good news is it runs thru March so you still have plenty of time to get over there and get shopping!!!!

Catty Tuli1 - Elyse

Tuli has once again done what she does and created a new, lovely skin which I know will be among my favorites in the future. One word of warning tho..if you are not already a Tuli fan, you will be after trying this skin! Elyse has so many options, you’ll spend weeks wearing different ones. You have a choice of three tones: Pearl, Power and Petal (shown here is Petal), tho I love them all. Each tone comes in 4 eyebrow options (Brown, Blond, Black and Red) and if that isn’t enough, each comes with the option of dimples!! Cleavage you ask? You get two options of cleavage with each for getting your look just right with your outfits and all that. Now, about the all important make up options…you do the math, I’ll give the facts here, I’ve no idea how many variations you end up with. Each tone is available in two make up packs…Sultry and Elementary. Each of these comes in five eye make up options (one for each brow color, and each with, or without, dimples). Tuli did not forget the lips, oh no she did not! With each pack you get thirty lip options! Yes, I said 30! There are three lip tones: Intense, Deviant and Sheer, each with five colors, and each of those comes in Gloss, or No Gloss option.

Catty Tuli2 - Elyse

Whew..that was exhausting! How many variations of Elyse did you come up with? Not enough for you in there? More good news! Tuli has Lolas Tangos Appliers available too for all the tones! as well as many more skins available at Skin Fair!! Get on over now and check them out, try the demos, fall in love with Elyse and sooo much more worth falling in love with at Skin Fair 2013! Stay tuned for more glimpses into what you can find this year. Happy skin shopping!

Catty- LOTD Elyse

Oh, and even more good news – as we are already a week into Skin Fair, the lag should now be manageable! However, you should still dress down appropriately, as always, in attending any event where there is much shopping to do. Remember, prioritize! Priority One is seeing all that is there to see, and getting around it all to see it, AND buying all there that you want! You can dress up after shopping, in all the new skins you’ve bought!

Skin Fair Official Poster 2013 copy

Links you’ll need:
Skin Fair Sim 1
Skin Fair Sim 2
Skin Fair 2013 Flickr Group
Skin Fair Blog

Skin Fair 2013 Map Sim 1 copySkin Fair 2013 Map Sim 2 copy

Credits and Other Important Stuff :

Look 1
Skin – Tuli – Elyse – Petal – Black 09, by Tuli Asturias
Lips – Tuli – Elyse – Petal – Intense Fuchsia, by Tuli Asturias
Dress – Cynful – Vale’s Sweatshirt Dress – Lace – Yellow, by Cynthia Ultsch (Energy Club Anniversary Gift)
Hair – Elikatira – Spark – Black 08, by Elikapeka Tiramisu
Bangles – MG – Damasc Bangle – SILVER, by Maxi Gossamer
Earrings – MG – Late Night Hoops, by Maxi Gossamer
Necklace – MG – Erzulie’s Love Charm – Short – SILVER, by Maxi Gossamer
Nails – Bamboo Nails – Latex, by RubyRedRusset
Ring – JCNY – Athena Wedding, by JD Hansen
Eyes – IKON – Lucid Eyes – Machine, by Ikon Innovia
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle
Poses – aDORKable, by aDORKable Peapod
Pose Stand – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho

Look 2
Skin – Tuli – Elyse – Petal – Black 08, by Tuli Asturias
Lips – Tuli – Elyse – Petal – Deviant Vamp, by Tuli Asturias
Gown – Chrysalis – Diva, by Kristine Lowey
Hair – Elikatira – Daffodil – Red 08, by Elikapeka Tiramisu
Shoes – N-core – AURA – Platine, by Claire Messenger
Necklace Earrings – Cazimi – Precious, by Dima Plessis
Nails – Bamboo Nails – Jazzy, by RubyRedRusset
Ring – JCNY – Athena Wedding, by JD Hansen
Eyes – IKON – Lucid Eyes – Machine, by Ikon Innovia
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle
Poses – aDORKable, by aDORKable Peapod
Pose Stand – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho

Look of the Day : An Afternoon in Shades of Grey

Just a quick post for a look I loved that I threw together a few days back when my significant other decided to whisk me off dancing one afternoon.

LOTD

One of my all time favorite mesh skirts is from The Secret Store, I love its great fit and shaping. I paired it with this shirt from Amarelo Manga. I’m new to Amarelo Manga and am loving their clothes so you’ll be seeing more here I’m sure, and this shirt is one of my faves I know I’ll be wearing often, both with skirts and jeans. Maxi Gossamer and Bamboo Nails never fail to complete my looks, and Elikatira hair often finds it’s way to my head, much as this recent one has.

Top of the World

Now, time for more shopping, so many sales on this weekend, and so much to catch up on yet for photos, purchases and gifts from Valentine’s weekend, I’ll be keeping busy for weeks I’m sure! *Waves a Farewell for now and goes off to sort thru the piles*

Catty:
Blouse – Amarelo Manga – Marcia – , by Luana Barzane
Skirt – The Secret Store – Mini – Carbon, by Maylee Oh
Skin – Adam n Eve – Siobhan – T3 Tomato, by Sachi Vixen
Hair – Elikatira – Conclusion – Black 04, by Elikapeka Tiramasu
Earrings, Bracelet – MG – Sedona Gypsy, by Maxi Gossamer (February FaMESHed)
Nails – Bamboo Nails – Darkside, by RubyRedRusset
Shoes – GField – Alex – Patent Black, by Cerberus Noel
Ring – JCNY – Athena Wedding, by JD Hansen
Eyes – IKON – Lucid Eyes – Optimism, by Ikon Innovia (February Group Gift)
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle
Poses – Random AO and Dance

Star:
Skin – Nivaro
Hair – KMadd
Eyes – Poetic Color

Glamour Under the Stars

Glitter and glamour. Sparkle and shine. Enchantment and elegance. What more could a girl want for her perfect evening of dance and romance.
Entre Mares Claire Red

If you’ve a special evening coming up, and you’ll certainly have several with the holidays fast approaching, you just may want to visit Enter Mares for a bit of magic to add to your night under the stars. The Clair gown is a recent release and is perfect for a night out in glamour, wearing it, you’ll make a lovely addition to any gentleman’s arm. I love how the gold is so well done, it shines and adds just the right touch of sparkle to catch the starlight. Flounces and floof are still new to me but I’m learning to love it all, and this gown offers a nice balance for swirl on the dance floor. Your dance card will be sure to be full all night long, so what are you waiting for? Get on over and get your new gown now!
A Dance In Red A Titanic Dance

If you need a special place for your dance under the stars, make sure to visit the RMS Titanic where you can dance out on the deck under the stars. The RMS titanic offers a variety of DJ’s and Live Singers, ready to help set the stage for your romantic night out in your new Entre Mares gown. The ship is a extremely well done replica, and you’ll also want to take time to look around, take a walk arm in arm with your love, and enjoy the music under the stars, or, inside if you prefer. Hope to see you there soon!!! ♥

Credits and Other Important Stuff :

Dress – Entre Mares – Claire – Red, by Sykao Adamski
Skin – Belleza – Elle, by Tricky Boucher
Make Up – Mock – Assorted Lips and Shadows, by Mocksoup Graves
Hair – Elikatira – Rumor – Black 04, by Elikapeka Tiramasu
Necklace and Earrings – Burroughs – Victoria, by Antoine Burroughs
Shoes – N-Core – Caprice – Champagne, by Claire Messenger
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Deep Dream, by Lano Ling
Lashes – Maitreya – Mesh V.I.P. Gift, by Onyx LeShelle
Poses – DieselWorks, by Rogan Diesel
Dances – Humanoid – Cathy Dance (free on Marketplace)
Pose Stand and Background – Tillie’s, by Tillie Ariantho
Location Shots – RMS Titanic

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

The Loony Cat is 5!!!!

Some days I just can’t seem to figure what to blog, even with my long list of things I want to blog. Today it was easy as soon as I realized it is my 5th Rez Day, I decided to dig out some old pics and have a look back. I love looking back, reminiscing about the “good ol’ days, what a perfect excuse to do it and get a post done too! It’s also a good time to appreciate what we have in SL, and how far we’ve come, even thru all the heartache, crashes, prim hair up our butts, and changes thrown at us by LL whether we like them or not.

Catty 5 Days Old

I remember this day, I was just 5 days old, I’d found a couple shops that offered boxes of freebies and camp-for-item chairs (awesome belly ring that sticks thru shirt). I had a cool new shirt, a really sexy skin with a tatt even, and omg the hair! I loved the hair, and I hadn’t even found prim hair yet!! I spent my first year making friends around lucky chairs and classrooms, some who are still with me and I consider very dear real world friends, exploring and growing my addiction. Hey Girlfriend! was born that year too (yes groupies – you’re getting OLD too!!)

Catty Loon

About a year into SL, after having spent the first year in TWO make up options of ONE carefully chosen skin, my skin, hair, clothes etc addictions were well under way, thanks to Elika, Naughty Designs, Last Call and Another Fundraiser. My picture addiction was born about then too, as this was the very first time I just had to try to take a good pic to share on Flickr and I’m still learning how to make better pics and sharing along the way.

Catty @ 5

Today, I find myself still in love with SL, tho often finding I have to work hard to keep it working in all aspects *grumbles at Elika, Onyx and others that are trying so hard to convert her to the MESHside*. My Top 10 List of Fave Everythings grows and grows, as does my addiction to it all. I am sure there is much much more to be discovered out there, so I’ll keep looking, and no doubt bloggybuddy Jenica will keep whipping, the designers will keep designing, the groupies will keep groping and I’ll find more and more joys to be had in SL.

I wonder where we will all be in another 5 years!

Credits and Stuff :
Just a couple of my most meaningful favorites, both old and new all at once even, of which a pic for today wouldn’t seem right without because I blog what I love and I love this stuff and the designers that created them. Note – this is by all means not ALL that I love, that’d be way too many pics!
Skin – Adam n Eve – Natalie – Natural – Burlesque
Shirt – Suicidal Unborn – Lolita Long Tank – Black
Hair – Elikatira – Locked (MESH) – Black 04
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Classic – Deep Dream
Piercing – LouLou – Addiction (old favorite, may not still be available)
Poses – Diesel Works – Scarlett

Song Obsession of the Moment

Warming Up with Adam n Eve and Sleepy Eddy too

January where I live RL, we are usually knee deep in snow and frozen in frigid temps, but not this year, not til I ventured over to Happy Mood in Winter for some virtual snow. The very next day, our temps dropped and we woke to a blanket of snow. I was glad I had, for my virtual visit, a hot new skin and some great new group gifts to wear.

Cold Catty 3

Sachi Vixen over at Adam n Eve has been churning out some gorgeous and hot skins lately, and her latest hotness, Natalie, is my fave so far. Natalie is available in 4 delectable skin tones, all so well tinted and highlighted, I just love them all, but I’m wearing Natural here as I generally prefer lighter tones. They are available in 12 make up options, every one more luscious then the last. I’m wearing Bare here, as I was feeling a bit casual for my chilly outing. If you haven’t been to Adam n Eve lately, you need to get on over there, and I have heard rumor of even more hotness coming in the near future! Go Sachi Go!

Cold Catty 1

I love the newest group gift from Sleepy Eddy, the detail is just perfect, I love the brown and I want this in RL too. It’s a men’s sweater, but who doesn’t love a cozy man sweater on a chilly day? Insufferable Dastard also sent out a group gift, eyes in three lovely shades of brown, my favorite being the Medium Brown. Another group goody is from Kooky, she’s switching her subscriber system to a new one, and by signing up on the new, you’re thanked with a set of cozy boots, in his and her sizes, I chose the brown, tho they come in other colors too.

Cold Catty 2

Now you’ve got lots to do if you wanting your SL turned up a few degrees. Start with a new Natalie skins, grab some group love and have a great Friday the 13th!!!

Credits and Stuff :
Skin – Adam n Eve – Natalie – Natural – Bare
Sweater – Sleepy Eddy – Crew Neck Sweater – Brown (Group Gift)
Jeans – Atomic – Ripped Skinny Jeans – Ink
Hair – Elikatira – Comfort – Black 06
Eyes – Insufferable Dastard – January Gift – Medium Brown
Boots – Kookie – Muggy – Brown (New Subscriber Gift)
Poses – Diesel Works – Clover
Pic Location – Happy Mood in Winter

Girlfriends Gone Shopping!! Starting 2012 on the Right Foot with Skins!!

Catty Got Harper'd

With the holidays over, it’s time to settle back into SL, get some blogging, shopping, sorting, socializing, etc done. I was delighted on Saturday to hear that Hey Girlfriend!’s very own talented Sachi had worked her artistic magic again, this time with a delicious new skin named after our lovely Harper. Jeni and I rushed right over to try it out. Sachi, being the sweetie she is, has a gift set out, so when you demo Harper, you’ll get some yummy make ups.

HG - Jeni Haz Skillz

As you may notice, our Jeni was so excited about it all that she just had to show us some of her many talents, with a little help from the goofy grid.

HG - Got Shoes?

Earlier in the day someone in the group mentioned shoes. I’ve been looking around for new shoes and boots lately so I tp’d along to SLink. I hate shoes, RL and SL, I’m so finicky when it comes to look, color, fit etc I just could pull out my prim hair. The grid was giving me grief, so I haven’t yet been able to try on demos, but I did grab a nice pile to try on when I can. I’m sure you’ll be seeing some SLink shoes here in the near future, I do love their quality.

HG-SLink2 - Catty and Jeni

It was so fun to see a few Girlfriends out, tho I wasn’t able to get pics of others that showed up, I did of course get Jeni and I, as well as AmazingGrace as she was slinking behind the shoe display.

HG-SLink3 - AmazingGrace

We really do need to get the group out having more fun…and hopefully, you’ll get to see some of us here in the blog as we adventure about. And maybe even I’ll have shoes on…if I find some new ones. Back to shopping and whatnot, see you again soon. Oh, and have a very delightful New Year!!!

Catty Wears :
Skin – Adam n Eve – Harper – Natural (SLink Pics – Sneak Peak of upcoming Natalie at Adam n Eve, stay tuned for more on this skin, it’s another masterpiece.)
Make Up Layer – Adam n Eve – Sparkle Make Up Gift 1
Shirt – League – Short Tank Top – Army
Jeans – League – Zipped Leather Pants – Faded Black
Hair – Elikatira – Early – Black 06
Eyes – Poetic Colors – Molten Chocolate
Poses – Diesel Works – Clover (Oracul AO)

For more info on what others might be wearing, see Flickr, where I have tried to tag what I can.