I’ll fly away

When Reign released these ballet slippers and leg warmers for Collabor88’s birthday round, I was thrilled. I’ve wanted good mesh pointe slippers for ages, and these are designed to work with an assortment of mesh bodies as an added bonus. I am wearing mine with Maitreya’s Lara body. Le Fil Casse’s adorable little dress for Kawaii Project seemed like the perfect compliment, and when I saw Infiniti’s Fantasy Gacha Carnival poses, inspiration was born. I went to Blithe (which has really become my favorite place to take pics lately), found the perfect spot and voila!

I'll Fly Away

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Glam Affair: Summer v3 – Jamaica – August (past FLF release)
Tableau Vivant: Hortensia – reds
Buzzeri: Duo eyes – Forrest
Le Fil Casse: Victorian doll dress – Purple floral Kawaii Project
Reign: Ballerina warmers – ombre 3 Collabor88
Infiniti: Make Me A Bird – pose 10 Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Location: Blithe

Meteor Watching

I love the Perseid meteor shower. Every year, weather permitting, I stay up late and try to see a few “shooting stars” go by. I was able to see 3 through a somewhat clouded over sky the other night here in Colorado. I had hoped to see more last night, but the sky was too cloudy. So instead, I settled for creating a cozy scene where I could imagine settling down to watch them in SL. So I set up this gorgeous new set from Cheeky Pea that is available at the Love To Decorate event, and I settled in on my couch of hay bales to watch the skies. I’m wearing Foxes nightie from Collabor88’s birthday round. I bought it in a starry print and it seemed perfect!

Meteor watching

If you get the chance, and they are visible where you live, definitely check out the meteors. It’s a really awesome experience. Well, at least for a nerdy dreamer like myself!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Belleza: Freya mesh body (included when you buy Venus)
PXL: Shara skin – SK – Makeup 03 We <3 Role-Play
Truth: Ami hair – reds Uber
Foxes: Nightie – Nebula Collabor88

Decor:
Cheeky Pea: Roll In The Hay set Love To Decorate
Studio Skye: autumn texture 7-8

Puppy Dreams

I’ve been a bit creatively blocked recently. RL has been stressful, and I’m sure that’s part of it. So I took about a week because I really just hate to force blogging. It’s inauthentic for me, and I always despise the pics I do if I’m forcing it. I want to love it. I decided to do a home decor scene for you. I find that decorating often helps me “unblock,” and between various events I had plenty to show you.

It’s Collabor88’s 4th birthday, so this round is huge. The theme is Daydream, and there’s so much lovely to be had. You might have trouble getting in, but brace yourself because once you do you’re likely to leave broke (I know I did)! But it’s worth it! I loved these flottante puppies from {anc} and I knew I needed to have a set. I got the cream. The house I’m using is Scarlet Creative’s Collabor88 item, and the journal on the side table with the latte is from Pixel Mode, and also at Collab.

Puppy Dreams

The bed is also from Pixel Mode, along with the nightstand and pitcher, but that is available at Shiny Shabby, which closes on the 15th. The chair, table and book piles are from Cheeky Pea, for Uber’s current round. The pretty vase on the table is Uncertain Smile for Illusion Point, and the candle stick next to the bed is from Paper Moon, also at Illusion Point (which ends August 18th). The adorable jar on the table is by Sway’s for the Fantasy Gacha Carnival.

Definitely be sure to check out all of these great events… for these releases and plenty more!

~Lucie

Credits
Scarlet Creative: Tree Gazer House Collabor88
Pixel Mode: Millmoon Bed, side table and pitcher & basin Shiny Shabby
Pixel Mode: Dream Journal & Latte Collabor88
{anc}: flottante puppies sit b, lay a and lay b Collabor88
Cheeky Pea: East Side Side Chair w/ Pillow, East Side End Table, Book Decor Dollarbie Shortstack, Book Decor Dollarbie Uber
Sway’s: Jar World – Sky (RARE) Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Sway’s: Cozy Nook Rug – Letter, Birdcage photo holder – silver patina
Uncertain Smile: Ancient tall vase – Pink Illusion Point
Paper Moon: Ornate Candlestick & Candle Illusion Point
Studio Skye: Enchanted Woods trees

Summer’s Sunset

I readily admit that I am beyond eager for autumn’s arrival. I’ve been ready for weeks, honestly. It’s just always been my favorite time of year. But summer’s not over just yet, even here at 9,000 feet in Colorado where we could theoretically get our first snow nearly any day now (it’s happened as early as August, though not often). And the gorgeous outfit Valentina E. Couture has out for August’s FaMESHed made me want to dress for summer, even as I crave the first golden aspens of fall. So I found a field of golden sunflowers at beautiful Bella Pace. My hair is Tableau Vivant, also for FaMESHed.

Fields of Gold

My skin is Glam Affair’s stunning Fiona for Uber. I really, really love the lips on this particular face. They’re pouty and lush. I’m wearing new eyelashes from Izzie’s for The Mix Event. My necklace by Cae is another new release available at August’s round of FaMESHed. My eyes are another of Buzzeri’s Duo line available at N21.

Summer Sunset

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Glam Affair: Fiona skin – Jamaica 06 Uber
Tableau Vivant: Elvi hair – reds FaMESHed
Izzie’s: Mesh Alpha Lashes
Buzzeri: Duo eyes – Drought N21
Valentina E. Couture: Rebecca – Floral – Lavender FaMESHed
Cae: Trilogy necklace FaMESHed
The Wicked Peach: Summer basics nail appliers

Locations:
Pic 1: Bella Pace
Pic 2: Manitou Springs (not yet open)

Rain Date

Taken at beautiful Blithe, with the help of my alt who is modeling FATEwear and FATEstep for you. My adorable hair and dress are both from the current round of Shiny Shabby. Full credits below.

Rain Date

~Lucie

Credits
On Me:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Glam Affair: Yolandi skin – Jamaica 02 (gacha) Shiny Shabby
Tableau Vivant: Koca hair – reds (no hat version) Shiny Shabby
Valentina E. Couture: Mademoiselle dress – teal Shiny Shabby
Reign: Adley wedges – black

On my alt:
Clef de Peau: Lucas skin T4
Exile: Take It Easy hair – Naturals
FATEwear: Brock shirt & Brian pants
FATEstep: Matthew boots
SLink: Men’s mesh hands

Infiniti: Under My Umbrella pose & prop

Bandana Day 2015

Hair Fair 2015 closes tonight, at 11:59 pm SLT. Today is Bandana Day. If you haven’t gone to Hair Fair yet, or you didn’t get a bandana for Bandana Day, definitely consider going and grabbing one. They’re only L$50 each, they’re 100% donation items and there are a lot of cool options. Mine is from L+N and it’s called Liberty. It came with the torch (my SL sister Isley Oodles made me the stone tablet prop, and my husband made me the pose; neither are for sale anywhere) and I thought it was a really neat idea. Both from a creative perspective, but also because it felt like an empowering thing to me. I think of how we put so much value on hair, particularly on women’s hair, and really why? It’s just another form of idealized beauty. Not that I don’t have fun with hair in SL, because of course I do… and it would definitely be traumatic for me if I ever lost my RL hair because I love it. But at the end of the day, part of that is just another aspect of what we’re conditioned to be used to, what we’re conditioned to find attractive. And that’s all very interesting to me from a sociological/anthropological standpoint. But enough geeking out.

The bottom line here is… Wigs For Kids is a fabulous charity helping children who’ve lost their hair due to illness or medical treatments. Whether those kids choose bandanas or wigs, this charity helps empower them and give them a chance to have something they’ve not chosen to lose. So go buy a bandana, and wear it for the rest of the day! It’s only a few hours!

Freedom

The necklace and earrings I have on are from Cae, for the brand new monthly fantasy event Illusion Point. My gorgeous skin is the newest face from Glam Affair, Fiona, available at Uber. These stunning eyes are from Buzzeri’s new release at N21. Here’s a closer look.

Fiona & Sebastian

~Lucie

Credits

Glam Affair: Fiona skin – Jamaica 03 Uber
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Buzzeri: Duo eyes – Spirit N21
L+N: Liberty bandana & torch for Hair Fair 2015
Blueberry: Kayden dress – mint
SLink: Mesh hands – mouse & splayed
Wicked Peach: Summer Basics nails
Pixel Mode: Marcus skybox w/Manhattan surround

Treasure Hunters!

Wizarding Faire ends in mere hours. This is the final day, but I couldn’t resist showing a few last goodies! This adorable dress is from The Little Bat, and it comes in various colors that represent the various houses of Hogwarts. I’m wearing the Gryffindor (or “lion”) colors. Anya Ohmai outdid herself with the creation of these adorable nifflers. Nifflers, as you may recall from The Goblet Of Fire, are adorable little treasure hunters that Hagrid introduces his students to during Care Of Magical Creatures. As you can see, there are many different options, both for rezzing and holding (there’s a second pose for holding not pictured here), and they come in a variety of colors. They are truly adorable, even if you’re not a Harry Potter fan (though that idea makes me sad, lol). My shoes are a new release from fri.day, available at Shiny Shabby. My hair is from Wasabi Pills, for the current (and soon to close) round of FaMESHed.

Treasure Hunters
I also promised in this post to show you the inside of the adorable little build Larkham & Co. did for Wizarding Faire. The stained glass windows are so lovely. The fireplace is empty, and I thought it a perfect place to rezz the floating candles available in The Little Bat’s Wizarding Decor gacha. These actually move, by the way! Also available at Wizarding Faire is this incredibly cool clock from EDYN. It’s based on the Weasley Family clock in the books. Like that clock, you can feature family members on this one! It has a hud and easy instructions, and it’s just SO COOL. So go check that out, along with all the other goodies at Wizarding Faire, before the magic comes to an end later tonight!

Watching the clock

~Lucie

Credits

Pic 1

Essences: Aribeth – pale 2 w/lipstick 5 (sold separately)

Maitreya: Lara mesh body

Buzzeri: Moka eyes – chocolate

Wasabi Pills: Whitney hair – Cinnamon FaMESHed

PXL: Funny glasses – Turtle – RARE (these were available at Candy Fair and may not yet be in the mainstore)

The Little Bat: House dress – Lion Wizarding Faire 2015

fri.day: Susie Q shoes – coal Shiny Shabby

!Ohmai Emporium: Nifflers (all colors and all stances pictured, except Hug A)

Turnip’s: Sky environment w/fall texture add on

Jian: Ash tree

Trompe Loleil: Rivershire Waterwheel

Infiniti: Sweet pose 01

Pic 2

Larkham & Co.: Little Wizard Cottage Wizarding Faire 2015

The Little Bat: Wizarding Decor Gacha – floating candles, detention table Wizarding Faire 2015

EDYN: Wizarding family clock Wizarding Faire 2015

KittyCatS breedable cat (my beloved Meowzers)