The Preparations Of Mrs. Claus

Few people know this, but Mrs. Claus – before she was Mrs. Claus – was a one woman real estate empire. She still owns one special property, and every year she gets it ready for Christmas guests with some decorations and just a touch of her very own Christmas magic. I know… I was amazed by this, too. But here’s the photographic evidence.

So much to do

Of course, she’s very in tune with nature. There are even rumors that in addition to being a real estate mogul and the wife of Santa, she’s also Mother Nature… but these are unsubstantiated claims. For now! Regardless, it’s hardly surprising to see that she’s let a family of bunnies nest in her hair.

Mrs. Claus's Christmas Portrait

Now, forgive me as I just take a moment to step out of the story to talk about a few of these items. First off, the hair from Tableau Vivant for Collabor88. So clever, so cute. This skin from Imabee at We <3 Role-Play… I feel like a freakin' princess in this skin. It feels wonderfully unique, especially the lips. And the coat from May's Soul, also at We <3 Role-Play is like wrapping yourself in a big, cozy marshmallow or something. It looks so comfy and warm and cute! Full credits (and links to the events) below.

~Lucie

PS. Curious about Mrs. Claus's Christmas guests? Well, that's the next post. ;)

Credits
Fashion:
Imabee: Amoneth skin w/lip gloss 5 We <3 Role-Play
Tableau Vivant: Snow Bunny Hair – Reds Collabor88
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – Jade
May’s Soul: Snow Coat – White We <3 Role-Play
Cae: Blitzen earrings FaMESHed
SLink: Mesh hands – flat & Casual
League: Winter Wedge Boots – green
Repose: Ornamental pose & prop 5

Decor:
Pixel Mode: Willow Log Cabin Winter
Ispachi: Cherished Moments Polar Bears, Huskies & Snowy Owls The Arcade
Artisan Fantasy: Snowden Peaks – Wreath Red Flowers We <3 Role-Play
Alouette: Box of Ornaments 1 (part of Santa’s Workshop, previous Arcade release)
Junk: Wood Burner The Arcade
Turnip’s: Skydome with winter add on
Studio Skye: Enchanted Woods, Snow Formations & Grass
Dysfunctional Designs: Frilly Pine Trees w/Sparkles

Slayers don’t get holidays…

So if you haven’t been to Geeks ‘N’ Nerds, it closes on the 10th… it’s time to get go get your geek on.

I’m getting mine on here, with some help from Fishy Strawberry, Elephante Poses, Cheeky Pea, ieQED, Wasabi Pills, Culprit and Brixley. The curves on this Fishy Strawberry outfit are killer, but I did want to mention something. I noticed the large (my normal size) was really big so I tried the medium (seen here). If you demo this, you might find you need to do the same, particularly if you’re normally a large. The medium fits perfectly, except I switched my SLink hands to the medium size as well, in order to keep them from poking out around the cuffs. Also, see the kitty on the Roomba like vacuum cleaner? That’s from Culprit and it’s called a “Prrmbah.” It actually will “clean” your room for you and it’s pretty hilarious.

Slayers don't get holidays

Hurry up and TP to Geeks ‘N’ Nerds before it ends on Wednesday!

Credits
Fashion:
La Petite Morte: Emmy – Tone 3 We <3 Role-Play
Wasabi Pills: Charlie hair – Cinnamon Geeks ‘N’ Nerds Fair
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – Hazel
Fishy Strawberry: Geek Chic outfit – Light Grey Geeks ‘N’ Nerds Fair
Cae: Happily Ever After ring
SLink: Mesh hands – casual & bag, mesh feet – high
ieQED: Full Control platform heels Geeks ‘N’ Nerds Fair
Elephante Poses: Slayer 6 w/prop Geeks ‘N’ Nerds Fair
ISON: Quinton glasses – Monochrome

Decor:
Scarlet Creative: The Foundry Prefab Shiny Shabby
Cheeky Pea: Los Robles set Geeks ‘N’ Nerds Fair
Culprit: Prrmbah Driver Mike Geeks ‘N’ Nerds Fair
Brixley: Fandom Poster – elevensies Geeks ‘N’ Nerds Fair
Artisan Fantasy: Snowden Peaks Christmas Tree We <3 Role-Play

Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving night, after we’d all finished with RL festivities, I was fortunate enough to get to spend time with two of my most favorite people in the world, my sister Isley and our we-don’t-have-a-word-for-it-but-she’s-family best friend Charisma. The truth is, I love Thanksgiving, and yes, it can be overlooked. Especially with how late it was this year, how close to Christmas, it tends to wind up on the back burner for some. But really, as much as I love this holiday, I don’t need a special day for giving thanks. I am so incredibly grateful every day for the amazing people in my life and for the good things, even the small things.

Still, it’s nice to be able to gather together to celebrate. And I’m not one for missing a fabulous photo op, let’s be real. It was a very lovely day, in both worlds.

Thanksgiving

Before retreating to the warmth of our Thanksgiving table, I spent some time outside in the snow. I had on a cozy sweater and was sipping cocoa, and the truth is, I like the cold and snow (which is good, given where I live in RL!). This gorgeous new skin I am wearing is Eva by Belleza, and it’s one of multiple makeup options coming very soon to Uber.

The cold never bothered me anyway

<3

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Belleza: Eva skin – Uber 07 w/lip gloss Uber
Magika: Beans hair – HUD 01
Buzzeri: Bewitched Eyes – Hazel
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
coldLogic: bratt sweater – peachy, engel leggings – sand
SLink: Mesh hands – casual
Wicked Peach: Winter Basics nails (for SLink)
Cae: Happily Ever After ring

Decor:
Pic 1:
Cheeky Pea: Reston fireplace, Virginia dining set
Alouette: Autumn entry table
breathe: pumpkin
Collage: Give Thanks wall art
Ginger Line: Roasted turkey V1
What Next: Pumpkin pie
Trompe Loeil: Rivershire Waterwheel

Pic 2:
Studio Skye: Enchanted woods, Falling Snow System
What Next: Mug (built into Snowman Igloo – RARE not seen in pic, but the pose used is also in the igloo)

A Winter Feast

I know it’s not technically winter yet, but we’ve been getting snow since mid September where I live… so it feels like it’s been winter for a while to me. And at any rate, it’s only a month to Christmas Eve now, and I’m more than ready for some Christmas decorations. So I went for a rustic, winter feast… held in an outdoor tent, decorated for Christmas. The feast is from DRD and can be found at the current round of We <3 Role-Play. Any my fur dress is Peqe’s item for Cirque De Seraphim, which ends November 26th… again, this is a fundraising event that sponsors the wonderful animal welfare organization ASPCA, be sure to check it out.

Winter Feast

The beautiful skin I am wearing is also available at Cirque De Seraphim, and is from Essences. I’ve added some makeup from Wicked Peach, including rosy, cold cheeks and nose tattoos, which you can get at The Liason Collaborative. This shiny, sleek hair is from Entwined, and you can find this at We <3 RP, too!

Jack Frost nipping at your nose

More from me soon… it’s been a crazy RL health month.

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Essences: LouLou skin – Medium 2 Cirque De Seraphim
Wicked Peach: Winter Harvest makeup 1, Rosy – full The Liaison Collaborative
Izzie’s: Smokey eyeliner
Entwined: Ivery hair – reds We <3 Role-Play
Buzzeri: Celestial eyes – Honey
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Junbug: Vintage Fur Wrap – Fawn
Peqe: Empire gown – Faux Fur – Brown Cirque De Seraphim
The Secret Store: Suede Muff

Decor:
Dysfunctional Designs: Fancy Squared Tent, Holiday Tree
POST: Bremen candle sticks – tall
DRD: barbaric feast We <3 Role-Play

The Attic Witch

There is a new round of We <3 Role-Play going strong, and as always I found something fun to challenge my creativity. Koy released these awesome, witchy poses, and I’d just purchased the Vespertine skybox from the current round of Collabor88… and I knew they’d go perfectly together! This seductive gown is from Distorted Dreams, and is also available at We <3 Role-Play.

The Attic Witch

Ploom has a new hair release, in two versions, for the Fantasy Gacha Carnival. I’m wearing Mystic 2 here. I love the curly, wispy hairbase this one comes with so much.

Wispy Dreams

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Belleza: Mae skin – pale 5
Ploom: Mystic V2 w/hairbase – reds Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – Winter
Mon Cheri: Falsies Lashes
Distorted Dreams: Sands gown – black We <3 RP
SLink: mesh hands – casual, mesh feet – flat
Koy: Spells poses 4 (pic 1) & 5 (pic 2) w/props (pic 1) We <3 RP

Decor:
Vespertine: center of universe skyloft Collabor88
Vespertine: bookstacks, blackbird, book of scientist
A.D.D. Andel!: Witch’s Brew Cauldron V2-Table Top-Purple
Artisan Fantasy: Balloch Perch TOL Rocker ~ Weathered

Cirque De Seraphim

Tomorrow at 12 pm SLT an amazing event, months in the making, will open to the public. Cirque De Seraphim is a fundraising event that will benefit the ASPCA. This is an event that is incredibly personal for me and my husband because our first dog was adopted at the ASPCA headquarters in Manhattan. He’d been hit by a car as a baby, and the ASPCA saved his life, and when he was ready, put him up for adoption. He was an amazing dog. Incredibly smart, sweet and born with wanderlust, just like his humans. We took him on many adventures in the nine years he was with us… and I still miss him every day. Arthur’s story can be read in full on the Cirque blog, along with a photo collage.

In the meantime, this event looks amazing and has so many talented designers who were willing to share their profits to benefit animal welfare. Please be sure you check out the official event blog for the maps, full opening information and sneak peeks at what will be available. Also, you can read the stories of other shelter pets who found forever homes with those involved in this amazing event here.

And if the blog sneak peeks aren’t enough for you, check out the Flickr group for even more!

On a final note, I want to add that winter is often the most difficult time for shelters. This event is perfectly timed to provide a much needed boost in funding for the ASPCA and all the work they do for animals. If you are participating, thank you. My Arthur got the chance to live and be a part of my life because of people who shared so generously of their money and time… you are giving other animals that same chance with your acts of kindness.

<3

A very emotional Lucie

Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween. I’ll be blogging some pics of my home all decked out for the holiday in days to come, but for now I have a couple of other pics to share.

This first picture features some items from Collabor88’s current round, which has dark, moody colors and lots of spookiness! These boots and dress are from ISON. The boots are so amazing. They move so perfectly with my av and I love the ruched detailing on them. The slip dress is just freakin’ stunning. The way it gathers around the belly, and the wrinkles, god the wrinkles. I’ve spent way more time than is probably normal just admiring the wrinkles… the attention to detail in both of these pieces makes ISON creator Harry Hyx a genius in my opinion. My witchy broom pose is from Ploom and the hair, so delightfully messy, is from Exile and also is at Collabor88. The pumpkin pile is courtesy of What Next, and the spooky plank signs are from Sari-Sari.

Witchy Woman

This next pic features a new release from Pixel Mode, the Woodlands hot tub, which is currently available at The Liaison Collaborative. I fell in love with the rustic charm of this release, and decided to dress it up a bit for a Halloween hot tubbing party, with some help from What Next, Fetch, Ploom and Belleza. The adorable skin I am wearing is one of Belleza’s new group gifts (the other one is in the previous picture in this post!). My hair is from Ploom. It’s called Oh Deer, and includes two versions. One has a built in, deer inspired headband. The other has space for headbands inspired by other animals (sold separately). I’m wearing that version with the cat ears! The headbands are actually compatible with three new Ploom releases, so be sure to check them out.

Halloween Hot Tubbing

However you celebrate today, whether it’s Samhain and a religious festival, or just secular Halloween fun, I hope you enjoy! As for me? Well, I’ll be making Mummy Dogs and watching It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with my husband tonight!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Look 1
Belleza: Ava skin – October Gift Medium w/Ava gloss (sold separately)
Exile: Check Out Time – light reds Collabor88
Buzzeri: Bewitched – Midnight
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
ISON: Silk Slip dress & thigh high hoove boots – both in purple Collabor88
SLink: mesh hands – casual
Ploom: Bad Witch – Pose 6 (curvy) w/broom

Look 2:
Belleza: Brooke skin – October gift medium
Ploom: Oh Deer hair – reds, Animal Headbands – cat
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – Amber
Blacklace: Charlie bikini – Silver Sequins

Decor:
Barnesworth Anubis: Bates House Collabor88
Sari-Sari: Autumn planks – Frank, Mr. Pumpkin, Mrs. Ghost
Dysfunctional Designs: Small patch of leaves – light
What Next: Trick Or Treat Pumpkins, Fall Hanging Lanterns (with posts) – Natural, Pumpkin Cooler, Spiced Pumpkin Cocktail Tray
Fetch: Candle Lantern
Pixel Mode: Woodlands Hot Tub TLC