Gathering Warmth

Sometimes when I create scenes for vendor ads for Repose, I wind up liking them enough that I want to blog them. This was one such case, and since I promised in yesterday’s post to show y’all a close up of the outfit I was wearing, this seemed like a great opportunity. I’m wearing a top and leggings from coldLogic’s newest release for their new brand Neve. I love these new releases because they include huds with different color options for each version of top, dress, bottom, etc. Plus, for things with layers, like this adorable top, there’s an option to change the color of the undershirt separately. I was going for a decidedly autumnal vibe with my pumpkin shade for the leggings and the green top. My alt is wearing FATEwear, which always compliments the colors of coldLogic’s releases perfectly!

Gathering Warmth

And I’d like to leave you with this.

Fashion Credits

On Lucie:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body, Stagioni Xtd Leather boots – Bronze
Essences: LouAnn skin – Medium 02
Argrace: hair – Red w/add on checkered bow hud
Buzzeri: Serenity Eyes – Amber N21
Neve by coldLogic: zeezee leggings – lively, breeze top – lively
Cae: Happily Ever After Ring

On Sephie:
Clef de Peu: Robin skin T4 w/black brows & stubble tattoos
Exile: Take It Easy hair – naturals
I.D.: September eyes – Amber The Mens Dept
FATEwear: Robertson shirt, Brian pants
FATEstep: Matthew boots
SLink: Mesh hands, male version – Curl & Grip

Repose: Warmth prop pose (coming soonish)

Decor Credits:
Studio Skye: Autumnal ground texture, mesh land forms, Enchanted Woods trees
Dysfunctional Designs: Wood Chopping block, Frilly Pine Trees, New Pumpkin Garden Plots
Alouette: Weathered greenhouse
What Next: Scarecrow VIP Group Gift
Izzie’s: Tree logs

Puppies’ Paranormal Pizza Party!

One Autumnal night, Seamus the shiba inu found himself the unwilling pup sitter of his three younger siblings, Shawn, Shannon and Shelia. You see, the pups had discovered their house was haunted! Their human begged them to come spend the night with her outside in the tent, but the pups had other ideas! A paranormal pizza party with their new friends! So, Seamus was left in charge of the others. Sheila ordered the pizzas. Shannon tried to dress up as a ghost herself, but it didn’t quite work out as planned. Shawn poked his head out the window to try to get one of the other ghosts to join them inside… and after consuming a hearty helping of candy corn, Seamus fell asleep with a good book on the spooky rug in front of the pumpkin fireplace. He hadn’t the heart to tell Shawn, Shannon and Sheila that ghosts don’t eat, but he trusted his siblings were up to the task of devouring the pizzas on their own!

It was a fantastical night, except maybe for the shibas’ poor human, who was more than a tiny bit frightened of all the paranormal partying. But even she managed a good night’s sleep, tucked inside her cozy, starry tent.

It was an autumn night not soon to be forgotten!

The end.

Puppies' Paranormal Pizza Party

Cheeky Pea released this incredible Halloween Kitsch set for Uber’s new round, which was a Designer’s Choice edition. It’s absolutely adorable, and I’m not using all of it here, either. Definitely check it out for your Halloween decorating needs.

The pups are half Theosophy and the other two are Half-Deer. Both are available at the current round of The Arcade, which is coming to close soon!

This beautiful, one room cottage is a new release from DaD Designs for The Fantasy Collective. There are two versions of The Bayou Cottage, and one includes a deck. Sadly, I live in the sky so I am using the version without. However, what I really love about this house is how versatile it feels. While I can absolutely imagine it in a bayou, it works well in my mountain country inspired sky, too. The beautiful, pumpkin filled fireplace is a Collabor88 release from Pilot, and I absolutely had to have it.

Out the window, you can see me, sleeping in one of Sway’s adorable tents from The Arcade. This is one of the rares, but they’re all beautifully done and definitely must haves! I am wearing new releases from Neve by coldLogic. I will be blogging this outfit in full detail later this week, but the top is breeze, in the lively option and the leggings are zeezee, also in the lively version. Stay tuned to see a full, closer snap of this in a few days!


DaD Designs: The Bayou Cottage (no deck) The Fantasy Collective
Theosophy: Shiba Inu (Sleeping In / White), Shiba Inu (Pizza’s Here) RARE The Arcade
Half-Deer: Shiba Inu – Sleepy, Shiba Inu – Better View The Arcade
Half-Deer: Spilled Candy Corn – Original – Pile
Cheeky Pea: Halloween Kitsch Set – Boo Ribbon Wreath, Lady Ghost, Little Lass Ghost, Jack-o-Lantern, Pumpkin Lights, Spider Rug, Sir Bones Art Uber
Atelier Visconti: Mont Blanc Step Stool
Pilot: Pumpkin Fireplace Collabor88
Boogers: Candy Corn Bear The Arcade
Sway’s: Camp out Tent – starry night RARE, Camp Out Oil lamp – starry night The Arcade
Studio Skye: Enchanted woods trees, autumnal textures
Jian: Beaumont Brick Fence

Sanura Snowpaw and Kassie friends of mine and yours!

Lucie Bluebird:

Sanura is one of my best friends. I like to give people middle names. This is just one of my quirky little habits. I gave Sanura the middle name Summer. Why? Because she’s this little ray of sunshine, this beacon of goodness and light in a world that’s too often dark, dreary and hard.

I would’ve written my own post, but I am choosing to share Sasy’s because she said so much that is true and amazing, and because what she did is so kind and generous and sweet, too. It’s an absolutely perfect tribute to Sanura’s kind spirit and generous nature.

Sanura has given so much of herself to the SL community, to various charity events, even hosting and organizing some of her own. She’s a remarkable woman, and I am truly honored to call her my friend. If you can help, in any way, please do.

Believe me when I say, few people in the world would be more grateful for your help than Sanura.
<3 Lucie

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You are going to have to do all the reading to find out about the cards :P


We have a friend, and I mean we, not I…because even if you have never met her, she would be your friend with open arms and an open heart with no hesitation. That is the nature of Sanura Snowpaw, my history with her goes back further than meeting her. I was processing some What’s New SL applications and came to the one titled ‘What’s New SL *Dreams* – SanuraSnowpaw‘ I opened it, and expected to find the usual fill in information for the application process.

Not this notecard though, this one explained who she was, and what she was about, it explained that her store was named after just that, the dream of owning one in Second Life, and all that would entail (pun pun punnnnn at the tail)…

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Good Advice

I loved this sign I found over the jukebox in the Blithe Tavern. I found I relate to it, and think it’s true of me. Don’t ask me for advice if you don’t really want my honest opinion. I’ll be as kind as possible giving it, but I also won’t sugarcoat it. It’s how I want to be treated, so it’s how I treat my friends. One of my best friends and I were just talking about this tonight, and I know Charisma appreciates it, even if it’s not always easy. But it makes things easier for me, too. I can be who I am, knowing that she loves me for me and doesn’t expect me to pull punches or be wishy washy about things. Plus, I swear a lot, talk about TMI and other inappropriate things and I think it’s fair to say that I’m definitely not the friend for those who are easily offended! But I’m loyal, love my friends with all my heart and will defend them whenever needed, too.

Anyway, let’s talk the sexy dress I’m wearing. It is new from Apple May Designs and you can find it at Tres Chic through October 5th. It comes in four beautiful colors. My skin and eyes are both from Cosmetics Fair, which is doing a gacha round. I’ll be honest and say I wasn’t overjoyed by that, particularly during an Arcade month when I’m pretty gacha’d out. But I did cave and play Essences and The Skinnery.

Good advice


Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Essences: Amelia skin 04 – Medium 01 Cosmetics Fair
Exile: Come What May hair – reds
The Skinnery: Flirtatious eyes – 13 Cosmetics Fair
Apple May Designs: Selena dress – Blue Tres Chic
Reign: Peep Toe Pumps – Black
Picture Me Pretty: Bobbi 5 (coming soon)

Temptation (NSFW)

I rarely do anything that’s NSFW. In fact, this might be the first time I’ve ever had nudity on this blog. But I was photographing a vendor ad for Repose, and I decided I really loved the pic and wanted to do my own spin on it and blog it. This pose gave me a fun opportunity to use two of the Tableau Vivant hairstyles for The Arcade. They’re all very dramatic and awesome for photography. I am wearing Erratic’s sexy lingerie release for the current Collabor88, and my alt has on a sexy lingerie set from Blacklace. This scene was taken inside the new Asian Loft skybox from DaD that is available at The 24 event. It’s a limited edition, so be sure to check it out!

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Perfectly imperfect

So, there’s a new club opening Sunday called Altitude. Actually, it’s more of a destination venue than a club. It’s designed for live music performances, which is really cool and something I used to enjoy a lot of in SL (before I became a platform dweller :P ) In honor of the grand opening, Valentina E. Couture has made this sexy outfit as a launch gift! This outfit will only be available during the big debut event, from 12 pm to 5 pm SLT Sunday, September 13th! So don’t miss out… take the opportunity to go check out a new venue AND snag an awesome gift at the same time. Oh, and my adorable shoes are from, for the new Collabor88. This month’s witchy theme has been super popular, and it may still take a few tries to get in, but oh my, it is worth the effort once you do.

Living Room Star

Now, please bear with me while I get personal. And wordy.

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. ~Amy Bloom

I love that quote. I think we live in a world that encourages this quest for flawlessness and perfection, and no matter how perfectly that foundation covers your “flaws,” they still exist. Not to mention, the most beautiful parts of ourselves aren’t the parts that show on the outside. Who we are as individuals isn’t contingent upon our skin being perfect, a number on the scale, the size of our pants or any other external thing. It’s about our personalities, and this is where true beauty lies. And even then, we’re still not perfect. No one is… and the quest for it just tends to leave us feeling inferior, self-conscious, empty and frustrated.

In Second Life, it’s possible to be physically “perfect,” whatever “perfection” might look like to us personally. And actually, it’s hard to NOT be perfect in some respects. Most skins are flawless, gorgeous works of art. And not that I don’t appreciate that, because I do. I appreciate beauty, in all of its forms. But sometimes I find myself wanting SL to be a little… more realistic. A little less perfect. Last year, I went from being a (smallish) medium in standard sizing to a very lush large. It was a big change. Most of you will have noticed that the size difference from medium to large is quite a jump. Much more pronounced than the difference from small to medium. When mesh first came out I was between a small and medium and I went smaller. The idea of making my avatar larger was so… distressing. And I didn’t want to admit that to myself, let alone to anyone else. But it’s true.

I’ve struggled with a RL eating disorder and body acceptance pretty much my entire life. I was a fat kid, a fat teen and I’m a fat adult. And I say “fat” merely as a descriptor, but oh it’s such a loaded word. It shouldn’t be, anymore than saying “I’m tall” or “I have brown eyes.” But our culture abhors fat, and strives to do everything to eradicate it where possible. I decided I wanted my SL shape to be fuller figured. I still wouldn’t call my av “fat,” but comparatively speaking she is… particularly in the blogging/fashion world of SL, where it seems most people tend to be thinner. In reality, even though to me, a (real life) person of a comparable size isn’t “fat,” I suspect that if you went by the (useless) BMI charts the woman in question would be considered “overweight,” if not “obese.” But size is relative, in some respects, and what is “thin” or “fat” varies depending on perspective, too. I have never and will never be that person who goes into any store and easily finds clothes that fit, perfectly, without trouble. Though it may seem strange I’d want to relive that experience in Second Life, I have worked very hard on eating disorder recovery and body acceptance in real life, and it occurred to me last year that my avatar being so close to a societally idealized shape was not a healthy thing for me. It should be noted that Lucie’s build is really nothing like my RL one, but it still feels more true to myself. It was a matter of finding the balance between fantasy and reality that wouldn’t messing with my head… but I still often wished for a fuller face.

Enter Mallory Cowen, the talented creator behind LAQ, who has recently introduced skins that are exactly what I’ve been craving in my SL. Particularly Elise, which I’m wearing below. Elise comes with a “built in” double chin. There’s a tattoo layer for a “simple” chin, too, for those who love the skin but don’t want a double chin. Her features are fuller and I just love this skin so much. You can also buy the double chin tattoo separately for use with other LAQ skins (and you may be able to match them to other brands, but I’d demo first, to be sure). My cute fortune cookie necklace is a new release from Cae for The Mix, and which you can grab at the Mainstore.

Perfectly Imperfect

It struck me as I photographed this skin, trying to find a light that didn’t minimize the double chin, how… counter-intuitive that is, how even now, with all the work I’ve done to accept myself as I am today, I’d probably cringe if lighting made my double chin seem even more pronounced. I would immediately recognize what I was doing, and shut down the negative self-talk. But it would probably still happen, particularly on a bad day. But that’s what I mean… no one is perfect. We all have our problems and flaws, and trying to deny that or trying to “erase” them, well… for me, at least, that’s like trying to erase a part of who I really am. And that’s just not something I am willing to do anymore.

I applaud Mallory for her work. It’s something I think SL really needed, and it’s going to be great for RPers (she did several more mature skins, too). Check out the LAQ blog for more pics, and I plan to blog some of her other newer skins, too! I look forward to seeing what she does next.


SLink: Physique mesh body
LAQ: Elise skin – tone 1.5 w/smoky eyeshadow tattoo
Magika: Itch hair – Hud 1
Buzzeri: Duo eyes – Molten
Valentina E. Couture: Altitude Ensemble Altitude Opening Gift
Cae: Fortune necklace The Mix
SLink: Casual mesh hands, High feet Samantha booties – ghost Collabor88
Repose: Red pose & prop 01


Jian: Lyle Console Record Player
floorplan: scattered sheet music, guitar bookcase
Lisp: Persimmon Grand Piano – Noir
TeddyJr: Dorene store building (in the apartment above the store)

Autumn on the Farm

Jian released adorable sheep, along with a really cute (and texture change) barn for We <3 Role-Play. There’s also some decor, including the laundry bucket you see here. The sheep are texture change, and there is a static version, too. I added my cows from Dysfunctional Designs to the barn. It’s an awesome set for fall, so definitely be sure to check it out at WLRP before the September round ends.

Autumn on the farm


Jian: Down On The Farm barn, Ranch laundry basket (animated version), Maybelle the sheep (animated) We <3 Role-Play
Happy Mood: wire grass – cream a
Botanical: Round & square hay bales
Dysfunctional Designs: Bessie the cow

Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Glam Affair: Summer V3 – August – Jamaica (former FLF release)
Doe: Summer – Two-Tone – Gingers
Blueberry: Mia jeans – boot version – Faded, Romy top – beige
Reign: Nashville boots – cognac