Skin Fair Part II

I have some more from Skin Fair for you!

First, from PXL, is Aeryn. I am in love with this skin. I feel adorably sexy in this one. This skin has a lot of add-ons, including appliers for PXL’s own Sweet Lips mouth, moles and freckles on tattoo layers, cleavage on tattoo layers and a tintable eyebrow tattoo. I took this pic while sitting in the adorable Bluebird Cuddle Van that Consignment did for the current Collabor88. The entire set is a quirky and adorable take on a camping set, and I definitely love it!

Aeryn

Next, meet Sadie, one of La Petite Morte’s skins for Skin Fair. This one is young and innocent in appearance, and probably would be cute on a child or teen avie, too. I’m wearing another color of the Adored Moon eyes line that is also at Skin Fair. I am really loving these eyes, and this dark green is perfect for me since I currently have spring fever and it makes me think of dark green leaves! The lovely sim Blithe, with all its lush spring greenery, made a perfect backdrop for this vibrant new face.

Sweet Sadie

Finally, Essences has three new faces for Skin Fair. This is Storm, which I really liked. There is something almost impish about this face, which made it a perfect match for a post featuring items from the new Create Your Own Tarot event that opened last week. The first featured card for this event is The Fool, so all items have are themed to match. My hair is from Ayashi and the dress is Valentine E. Couture. I took this pic at the darkly beautiful, post-apocalyptic theme park sim Everwinter, which is new from the owner of Baja Norte. And again, I’m wearing Adored eyes, this time in a dazzling amethyst shade that seemed to suit to mood.

Friday's Fool

There’s just a week left for Skin Fair… so be sure you don’t miss it!

~Lucie

Credits
Pic 1:
PXL: Aeryn skin – SK – makeup 01 w/moles tattoo Skin Fair
Argrace: Seri hair – reds
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – Hazel
LovelyAlien: Starry lashes
Mon Cheri: Falshies lashes
Consignment: Bluebird Cuddle Van Collabor88

Pic 2:
La Petite Morte: Sadie skin – tone 02 Skin Fair
Exile: Thinking Out Loud hair – Reds
Adored: Moon eyes – dk green Skin Fair
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Cae: Eternity ring
Izzie’s: Head & Hands pose 2

Pic 3:
Essences: Storm skin – pale 02 Skin Fair
Ayashi: Sunny hair – fatpack CYOT
Adored: Moon eyes – dk purple Skin Fair
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Valentina E. Couture: Je ne regretre nien dress – Noir CYOT
Izzie’s: Headshot 4

Skin Fair 2015

Now that the weekend crowds have settled a bit, this is an excellent time to check out what is one of my favorite events of the year… yep, Skin Fair 2015 is open! With two sims full of beautiful skins, this is a skin addict’s fantasy come true.

Flounce has three new faces, but my favorite was Sera. I liked the lips, as I felt they were a bit different than many you see in SL. My eyes are another find at Skin Fair. This year there are tattoo creators, makeup creators and yes, even eye creators at Skin Fair. These are from Adored. I am really fussy about eyes. I wore the same brand for years and I wound up really tired of them, so I began the hunt for something different and new. I’ve been wearing Buzzeri ever since, and I do love my Buzz eyes. But I also don’t want to be in a rut, so when I saw these I was intrigued and decided to try them. These definitely pass the Lucie Is Picky About Eyes exam, and I will absolutely be wearing them again. In fact, I’m wearing another pair from the same line in my next pic!

Sera by Flounce

Belleza is among the many more familiar stores to have a new face at this event. Tess has really pouty lips, which I always like. The gorgeous necklace I have on is from Cae for the current Fit For A Princess. Here you also see another pair of the Adored Moon eyes you can find in the Adored boot at Skin Fair. Aren’t they stunning?

Dressed in jewels

The second of these pictures was taken at Harlow Heslop’s absolutely stunning sim Blithe. You can read more about Blithe on Harlow’s blog here. For a small fee you can join the group to have rezz rights, which is absolutely awesome for us bloggers.

I will have more from Skin Fair soon, so stay tuned! In the meantime, for all the details, including maps and slurls, please see this post on the official SKin Fair blog.

~Lucie

Credits
Pic 1:
Belleza: Tess skin – pale 05 Skin Fair 2015
Tableau Vivant: Sherilyn hair – Frizzy Hud Naturals 1 Collabor88
Adored: Moon eyes – Mid Brown Skin Fair 2015
Cae: Regal necklace Fit For A Princess
Izzie’s: Headshot – Pose 2

Pic 2:
Flounce: Sera skin – Champagne 06 Skin Fair 2015
Truth: Dulce hair – Reds
Adored: Moon eyes – Mist Skin Fair 2015
Izzie’s: Headshot – Pose 3

Bohemian Rhapsody

So, here’s a secret. I love boho style. Okay, maybe that’s not much of a secret, but it’s still true. So when I heard the latest round of Uber had a bohemian theme, I knew I was in glorious trouble… the sort that gets you grounded as a teenager but it is so worth it you don’t even care. That sort of trouble. Add in some things from the wonderful new Shiny Shabby event and I was a double goner.

First, a bit of decor. I love rugs. I think there tends to be a major shortage of well done rugs in SL. So when I saw the rugs Junk had done for Uber, I was elated and knew they must be mine. The flipped up edge of this rug made me think of the adorable puppy and kitten playing that Ispachi did for December’s Arcade. It seems like this is a rug that had been frolicked on! The pile of books is Zerkalo, from their gacha at Shiny Shabby, and the rose in the vase on top of that is from the floorplan/Consignment collaboration that is (appropriately) part of Collabor88 this round. The gorgeous drapes are also at Collab, from Half-Deer. And I have to say, I rarely buy curtains/drapes in SL. I’ve seen other people make them work in amazing ways, but I always feel like I fail. These were so beautiful I couldn’t resist, and I thought they dressed up the brick wall of my llorisen skybox nicely!

Boho Buddies

In the next pic you get a mix of fashion and decor… this insanely gorgeous skin, with its luscious pout is Alice from Glam Affair. Alice is available at both Kustom 9 and Shiny Shabby right now, but this particular makeup is from the Shiny Shabby edition. My hair is also from Shiny Shabby. It’s by Tableau Vivant and it’s the debut of a new “frizzy” texture hud. Which, btw, I love. Maybe it’s because I have naturally curly hair in RL… though my frizz never manages to look quite this, well… cool? The outfit is Foxes for Uber… the tops and skirts are sold separately and come in lots of colors. I’m not usually into gold, but this I liked enough to overlook the gold (and on the peach it’s kind of a rose gold more than a gold gold which helps). The posters and couch bed thingy (that’s a technical term) are both from tarte at the current Uber… the stars are from tarte from the last Uber. The scroll with the arrow is another of floorplan’s February Collabor88 offerings.

Boho chic

On a personal note, I’m finally off that wretched medication that was making me have near-daily migraines, and I’m feeling a lot better. So expect more from me in March than you got in February!

~Lucie

Credits:
Pic 1
Sway’s: Pohoda Wicker Chairs Uber
Junk: round boho rug – turquoise Uber
Ispachi: Cherished moments – Paws & Claws RARE (past Arcade)
Consignment & floorplan: Rose in a Bottle Collabor88
Half-Deer: Fairy Curtain – Tied – Cream Collabor88
Zerkalo: Pile of books 2 Shiny Shabby

Pic 2:
Glam Affair: Alice skin – American 01 Shiny Shabby
Tableau Vivant: Shiny Hair – Naturals 1 Shiny Shabby
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – Honey
Foxes: Tarot top & skirt – peach tarte. boho corner lounger (sky) – PG
Cae: Anna ring
SLink: mesh hands – casual
Hello Dave: This Heart nail appliers
Pure Poison: Valeria necklace
Ploom: Kerosene pose 2 (curvy)

tarte: boho corner lounger – sky, boho wall art Uber
tarte: star string lights
floorplan: arrow scroll Collabor88

In both pics
llorisen: ciaran skybox

Whatever will be, will be

“…the future’s not ours to see. Que sera, sera.”

Always liked that song, and for some reason looking at these pics made it pop into my head. Though as I was shooting, I was listening to Closer To Fine, by the Indigo Girls, and a line from that amazing song stuck in my head and became the title of the first picture below: “The less I seek my source for some definitive, the closer I am to fine.”

Apparently, I’m feeling a need to just let it all go, and accept and move on without obsessing. Easier said than done, but sometimes a worthy endeavor in and of itself!

But if you’ve got a desire to have your SL fortune told, I’m happy to do it… and with this beautiful set Sway’s did for the Fantasy Gacha Carnival, and the beautiful, futuristic, curve hugging ensemble ISON released at Uber (which totally feels like something Deanna Troi would wear in her off hours), I feel fully prepared to gaze into my crystal ball and see what it shows. The messy, sexy hair Tableau Vivant released for We <3 Role-Play just adds to the mystique, don’t you think?

the less I seek my source for some definitive, the closer I am to fine

Then, just to add to my musically inspired post, when I looked at Cae’s recent Valentine’s release, I thought of the Kasey Musgraves’ song Follow Your Arrow, which is all about being yourself and having no fucks to give because you can never please everyone anyway. I’ve sort of always held on to that philosophy, at least to some extent. Even as child who was often the verbal punching bag of would-be bullies, I never cared much, and they knew it. Which sort of minimized the impact of their caustic words, particularly since – when provoked – I can have a viper’s tongue, and I’d give better than I got to defend myself (or others that needed it). Which again makes me think, in some ways, of an arrow… something that strikes when unleashed.

The beautiful skin I’m wearing is also at Uber, from Glam Affair. I went for one of the more fantasy inspired makeups, but there are plenty of more natural makeup options, so definitely check it out in person!

Follow your arrow

So… here I sit, with all these heavy philosophical thoughts swirling around in my mind, but hey, at least they have a great soundtrack!

~Lucie

Credits
Glam Affair: Ellie skin – Asia 03 Uber
Buzzeri: Lillian eyes – Amber
Tableau Vivant: Lupe – reds We <3 Role-Play
ISON: Celestial bell sleeve top, Celestial maxi skirt (both in teal) Uber
Cae: Cupid’s Arrow
Ploom: B.Y.O.B pose 2 (curvy)
Sway’s: Fortune Teller Set Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Turnip’s: Skydome w/enchanted texture hud add on

Childhood memories

As soon as I saw Dysfunctional Designs We <3 Role-Play release, I was in love. Of course, I’m pretty typically in love with their stuff, but this was a bit of a departure for them, as it’s stuff for a child’s room. I knew I wanted to create an old-time-y feeling child’s room. Then I saw that Frogstar had done a vintage cradle for the same event, and I knew what I needed to do! I was going to write a story or poem for this, but I’ve had a lot of tech issues (fried video card that was only 4 months old, internet misbehaving) and I just wanted to get it blogged.

The hanging stars are also from Frogstar, and are part of the 2nd round of the new children’s event The Play Room, which is brought to you by the lovely people at Seraphim.

Memories of a childhood long since gone

~Lucie

Credits:

Dysfunctional Designs: Rustic Cabin Retreat Skybox
Dysfunctional Designs: Childhood Favorites Toys & Country Treasure Bed & Toybox set We <3 Role-Play
Frogstar: Hand-Me-Down Vintage Baby Bed
Frogstar: Stars garland – Rare The Play Room
Half-Deer: Goat Bro – Figurine – Rusty

A place for romance

I needed to create a scene for shooting an ad recently, and I liked it so much I decided to expand on it and blog it! It seemed perfect for the Valentine’s Day season, such as it is. It’s just so sumptuous and feels like a room ready for romance!

A place for romance

~Lucie

Credits
Trompe Loeil: Attic Skybox + Surround
Trompe Loeil: Snow Day Bed White + Drape
Trompe Loeil: Ines Floor Lamp Red Tiles
Sway’s: Love sign – small with nail
Alouette: Happily Ever After Frame Set
Pixel Mode: Sable Vanity
O.M.E.N: #9 Parfum – Black
tres blah: Vanity – Brushes, Platter of Treasures (past Arcade items)
keke: champagne bubblissimo bucket – silver, champagne glass – coupe (past Arcade items)
Atelier Visconti: Brise’ Red Roses Bucket
Atelier Visconti: Vanite’ Armchairs
DIGS: Etienne Side Table
ISPACHI: The Odyssey – Vineyard Platter
Apple Fall: Open book
Kuro & [Con.] – [Just decor] Her slippers (tinted red)
tarte: snow white rug
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Wrapped Roses
Chocolates are from a retired prop pose and are not available

Ruffles & Lace

So, I feel in love with the Dead Dollz dress. And it’s one of those things I could never wear in RL because, lord it would itch. But I love it here in SL where nothing is itchy and everything feels like satin on your skin (or so I pretend). It’s such a crazy dress, with these tiers of ruffles and the tight fit… I loved it on my hips. I wanted to show it in two very different scenes, but I also wanted both to feel dreamy. The first pic I took at The Outer Garden, and the second I took at L’Arc en Ciel. Both places are beautiful, and at L’Arc du Ciel you can join the group for a small fee and get rezz rights. This is very handy for photographers and bloggers.

Don't wake me from this dream

The second picture I named Rebekkah. I showed a raw screengrab to my husband and asked what I should name it, and to be a wiseass he said the first name that came to mind… Rebecca. So I decided I’d go with it, in my own way. The crazy, wild, wonderful hair is from Exile for the OMG Unicorns round of Collabor88, and you still have a few days to go by there and grab the goodies. I’m not hugely into either unicorns OR pastels, but I still found plenty I wanted from this round, so even if the them doesn’t sound appealing, I’d say it’s worth checking out in person!

Rebekkah

This dress is a limited edition, and you can get it here. Only 100 copies will be sold, and as of right now there are 41 remaining.

On a final note, I was able to make this dress work with Maitreya’s mesh body, Lara. I was pretty happy about that, and figured it was worth sharing!

~Lucie

Credits
Glam Affair: Ellie – America 01 Uber
Exile: Windsong – dark reds Collabor88
Buzzeri: Lillian – Hazel (pic 1) & Lillian – Siren (pic 2)
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Dead Dollz: Ma Petite Gown
Ploom: Kerosene 1 (curvy, pic 1), Remember Me 6 (curvy, pic 2)