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Chinese and Chill

Everyone loves the whole “Netflix and Chill” idea but I was inspired to do a Chinese and Chill shoot when I saw the adorable take out gacha set from Lost Junction that is available at Gacha Garden through February 28th! Not only is this set super cute as decor, but each item also dispenses wearable food. My alt Lorelai is wearing one of the donuts from the Seeds of Inspiration gift of donuts that you get with every 20 pulls of the machine.

I’m wearing the Prove lingerie from Neve, which has both sheer and modest versions (I went for the modest so I didn’t have to make the Flickr rating PG). My alt is wearing le fil casse’s Entrapment bodysuit in Rose Gold. This color is a gift you can grab at Linden Lab’s Shop Your Heart Out event through February 26th!

The gorgeous bedroom set we’re sitting in front of is from Cheeky Pea and can be found at the current round of faMESHed. This is the Pascale set and I love the dreamy, pastel watercolor effect this set has. It still feels wintry but with the hope of spring to come. It’s romantic and seemed perfect for this little set up.

Chinese & Chill

I’m wearing Pink Fuel’s gorgeous, limited edition skin tone version of the popular Adeline applier. This tone is called Fawn and I really love it. These can be found at Collabor88 during the current round (through March 5th). My necklace is another Gacha Garden item, from Cae. This is the SOI gift you get for every 20 pulls, which also includes earrings (not seen here).

Smirk

Credits:
Fashion
On Lucie:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Koura mesh head
Pink Fuel: Adeline Applier – Fawn
Izzie’s: Sparkle Lipgloss – regular colors (gacha), Sparkle liner (past Exclusive item from The Epiphany)
Exile: Live Every Moment – Reds
Cae: Hearthrob necklace Gacha Garden
Infiniti: Cold Feet pose 2

On Lorelai:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Genesis Labs: Stephanie mesh head
Truth: Teanna hair – Multitone hud 1 (past VIP gift)
le fil casse: Entrapment bodysuit – rose gold Gift @ Shop Your Heart Out
Infiniti: Blowing Smoke pose 15

Decor:
Trompe Loeil – Anastasia Cottage Ocean
Cheeky Pea: Pascale Bed (PG), Pascale Case Table, Pascale Rug, Pascale Word Art, Pascale Wheel Art, Pascale Lamp, Pascale Collage
PILOT & Can’t Even – Books & Glasses Collabor88 Collabor88
+Half-Deer+ Love Succs – Heart Cactus
keke: readers chair w pillows . grey, slim bulb lamp . copper . turn light on and off
Lost Junction: Take out gacha collection Gacha Garden

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Fierce Competition

The Olympics are coming and I adore them. My pal Brennan from These Conversations Kill was kind enough to gift me these fabulous Nantra skating poses and I was inspired. I have to say I am really impressed by the poses in this collection (which is called Going for Gold). They convey movement so beautifully, which is hard to do in a static pose! You get a stand, there are 8 poses (with mirrors, so 16 total) and there’s even a shape included (I am not using it, but it could be handy if you run into compatibility issues with your shape!).

Ferocity

My top is by Decoy and is part of the Alyssa gacha at the current round of The Epiphany, which runs until February 12th.

Practice makes perfect

Since I have the remnants of the flu and the bronchitis it left in its wake, I’m keeping this one short. Full credits below!

~Lucie

Credits:
Fashion
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Izzie’s: Winter eyes – browns and greens
LAQ: Jade bento mesh head, Wilma 2 skin applier
Argrace: Yura hair A – mirror – Reds
Alme: Autumn kit – shiny – nail appliers
Decoy: Alyssa top – Purple – common The Epiphany
Neve: Deedee leggings
NCore: Roller/Ice skates – fatpack
Nantra: Going for Gold poses

Decor:
*~*HopScotch*~* Winter Pleasures – Frozen Pond – RARE
Little Branch: GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons
Little Branch: Conifer.v2{Seasons}
Heart – Wild Holly – Teardrop 3
hive // fir tree A . snowy
Studio Skye Birch Triplet tree 2

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New Year’s Heartbreak

I took these pics on New Year’s Day. I was feeling a bit down, so I decided to do a blue sort of scene, with a play on words… “Happy Blue Year.” For a lot of reasons, New Year’s is tough for me, but it was more than the usual this year. I just felt in my gut entering 2018 that our beloved pup was unlikely to make it to 2019. He was diagnosed with a heart condition late last summer and the truth is, at one point I didn’t even think we’d get one last autumn and holiday season with him. But we did… and yet, I knew it was probably the last. I did my best to make the most of it.

Unfortunately, I had no idea how right my gut was. His condition took a sudden turn for the worse and Thursday morning we had to say goodbye. We’re heartbroken. I’m shattered and utterly devastated. I don’t know how to do this… to live without my baby here. I know time will help me figure it out but I also know I’ll never be the same. Having to say goodbye was brutal… the coming weeks, months, year will be brutal, too. But never having had him would’ve been worse. He made more than a quarter of my life brighter and better. I’m forever changed by having had him in my life.

I don’t have it in me to do a lot more than explain this, share my pics and list credits. But I wanted to get this posted before it got any further into 2018.

Happy Blue Year

hold on to the memories, they will hold on to you

And I made a collage of our baby, which I also wanted to share here.

Our beloved Flashdog

And on a final note, a song that’s been helping me cope a bit, particularly the quote “hold on to the memories, they’ll hold on to you,” which happens to be the title of the headshot. It appropriately came on the radio as we drove home from the vet Thursday morning, and while I sobbed through it, it was also cathartic somehow. Music is magic for me, so I am using it to get through this, as much as I am able.

~Lucie

Fashion Credits
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Scarlet bento head, Luna skin applier, glitter eyeshadow applier
Foxes: Party headband – Happy New Year – Silver (plain version included)
Exile: Persuasive hair – Reds
Izzie’s: Winter eyes – blues & greys – blue
Cae: Northstar necklace and earrings (group gift)
Decoy: Lianne dress
Ingenue: Lucia heels – Navy
ChicChica: Care To Drink – Champagne glasses and bottle (pic 1), Drink on my own – glass (pic 2)
Embody: Footloose 3 pose (modified by props)

Decor Credits:
Trompe Loeil – Keithia Tower V1.2
[ keke ] 2018 rosegold . high lod
[ keke ] champagne jello with gold dust
[ keke ] black caviar
[ keke ] white caviar
[ keke ] pink champagne jello with lavender dust
[ keke ] edible gold
[ keke ] glitter sphere . big . rotating
+Half-Deer+ Christmas Set – Ice Blue – FULL TREE SETUP
:::ChicChica::: Bottle REZZ
Cheeky Pea: Country Home Coffee Table Winter
Cheeky Pea: Winter Isle Sofa (PG)
Cheeky Pea: Winter Isle Rug
Elusive: Hanging Pails with Lights Red

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BVN Secret Santa Swap!

The Blogger & Vlogger Network did a neat twist on the Secret Santa concept for this holiday season. The Secret Santa Swap was an opportunity for bloggers to sign up to blog about a fellow blogger and BVN member.

My recipient was Adalynne Romano (adalynnereed resident in world). Adalynne’s blog is called Graceful Class and Elegant Sass. I’ve been following her for a long time on Flickr, and I think her photos are absolutely stunning. Not only does she do great fashion pics, she’s also fabulous with decor and landscape scenes.

I thought I’d share a few of my favorite pics Adalynne’s done recently.

This is possibly my favorite pic I’ve seen all holiday season by anyone. I just find it utterly adorable. The cozy PJs and slippers and the baking scene are just too cute and I love the lighting and composition.

Bake While They Sleep

Next is this wintry outdoor scene, which at a quick glance almost appears to be a real life photo.

Conservatory

Finally, this shot which is elegant and dreamy. The shadows in this scene are gorgeous.

Mistletoe Trouble

If you’re not already following Adalynne I highly recommend it! She’s also on facebook.

You can learn more about BVN on their website, and if you’re a blogger definitely join their in-world group.

Adalynne, I wish the very happiest of holidays and all the best in 2018!

~Lucie

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Santa’s Helper

Exile has created the cutest little dress that is perfect for being a holiday elf or Mrs. Claus herself. There’s also a hair designed to fit perfectly under its fuzzy hood! The dress is called Santa Baby and comes in 3 color packs. The hair is called Weekender and comes in all of Exile’s usual colors. You’ll find both in the Mainstore. I thought the look was perfect for helping to sell trees on the tree farm by hive I picked up from Tannenbaum. My gorgeous tree is from Half-Deer and you can find it at Collabor88. There are so many colors and styles (I am using the Traditional here), and if you love Christmas as much as I do, I highly recommend the fatpack for L$788. It’s a great deal. My adorable shoes are Ingenue for The Arcade. I also want to point out my reindeer, as he’s from a new store called Mad Match. Right now they only have a Marketplace store, but there are some really cute things and it’s definitely worth checking out.

Santa's helper

I am wearing one of LAQ’s recent bento head releases, Scarlet. I love this head. It’s sweet and doll-like. I’m wearing it with the Lola Glam Affair skin applier designed for it that you can find at Kustom 9.

Scarlet & Emerald

While I’m talking about LAQ, I want to mention that the newest head Neve is on sale for just L$500 through Christmas Eve! So if you need to give a last minute gift or need a new head for yourself or an alt, this is a great opportunity to grab a gorgeous head for an unreal price. I intend to blog that one in the next week or two but I really wanted to make sure to mention it before the sale ended!

To all of you celebrating, I wish you a very Merry Christmas, full of love, goodies and lots of happy memories!

Love,
Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Scarlet mesh head
Glam Affair: Lola applier – Asia Kustom 9
Izzie’s: Winter eyes – Browns and Greens – Green Brown
Exile: Weekender hair – reds, Santa Baby dress – Green
Izzie’s: Reindeer tights applier
Ingenue: Mabelle Oxfords – Forest The Arcade
Hopscotch: Brooklyn 5 pose

Decor:
hive: Christmas tree farm building and trees Tannenbaum
Half-Deer: Christmas Set – Traditional – FULL TREE SETUP, Tassel Garland – Christmas – Long
Cheeky Pea: Winter Isle Art 1, 2 and 3
Serenity Style– Jojo Cozy Armchair Deco(c)rate November 2017
dust bunny . winter decor . peppermint green Tannenbaum
Hopscotch: Winter Pleasures – Snowman
MAD MATCH: REINDEER (RESIZABLE)

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Pay It Forward

There’s a really great event called Paying It Forward that offers shoppers a chance to buy items that are transfer/no copy to give as gifts. Of course, feel free to buy yourself gifts, too! Since we’re in the gift giving season of the year, this is such a cute idea. Also, if you join the group there are a lot gifts you can grab for yourself, too! I am wearing one of the group gifts, from *Just BECAUSE*, and it’s so adorable. I love sweater dresses, especially when they manage to pull off both cozy and sexy, as I think this one does so well! The poses I used in both pics for this post are from Sari-Sari and you can find them at Tannenbaum, which runs through Christmas. The angles I shot at don’t show it well, but the snowball I’m holding is heart-shaped and there’s also a really cute couple pose that has the same prop. My adorable boots from Reign (called Lorelai, which meant I had to have them, obviously) and they’re also new for Tannenbaum.

Winter daydreams

If you have blinked, odds are you’ve missed a new bento head release from LAQ. Mallory Cowen has been releasing them like crazy! In this post I am wearing Rebel, which might be my favorite to date. These heads are all OMEGA enabled from the get-go. No need for an extra hud or to buy anything additional! They also have fantastic animations. I thought this playful one made it look like I was catching snowflakes, and unlike the Lucy in Charlie Brown, I never wait for January snowflakes! My necklace is by Cae, and is also at Tannenbaum, as is the manicure I’m wearing from Alme.

Catching snowflakes

I started my month with food poisoning, so I apologize for the delay in posting. The timing really sucked since I was so looking forward to decorating and doing a ton of posts for Christmas, but I’m gonna make the most of the time left in the month!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Rebel Mesh Head tone 1.0
Buzzeri: Glacier Eyes – Winter
Exile: Jolene hair – Reds
Cae: Merry necklace Tannenbaum
*Just BECAUSE*: Silvia dress – Paying It Forward Group Gift
Alme: Snowy Winter nail applier Tannenbaum
Izzie’s: Cozy Tights
Reign: Lorelai booties and leg warmers Tannenbaum
Sari-Sari: Snow Heart poses Tannenbaum

Decor:
What Next: Winter Harvest Chair (pillow & blanket), Winter Harvest Drinks Tray, Winter Harvest Side Table, Winter Harvest Chair (pillows), Winter Harvest Firepit, Winter Harvest Stars Lantern (medium)
Hive: Christmas tree farm build and trees Tannenbaum
Little Branch: Giant Cedar (this was formerly at an event and as of this posting wasn’t yet on the MP store), Conifer
Studio Skye: Snow machine (enhanced in post processing on Pic 2)

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And all things come to…

There really aren’t words to articulate how tremendously helpful SL Blogger Support was to me when I was a “young” blogger. I’m so grateful that I got to be part of it and I’ve been proud to be an SLBS Support Team Member for the past couple of years, too. I will miss this group, but I am looking forward to new adventures with the Blogger & Vlogger Network, and I encourage all bloggers & vloggers to sign up!

SL Blogger Support

When the SL Blogger Support first started, it was just a little group of people, wanting to get together and starting something new. Bloggers within the community wanted a place within Second Life to talk about blogging, fashion, designers, and everything in between. The group provided an outlet for all of us to converse and become one. It grew from ten people, to twenty, to fifty, and continued to make changes and gain new people as the years went on.

And with the ever changing face of Second Life – groups, people, events, and all – change. Things come to an end.

On December 1st, the SL Blogger Support will close its doors.

The years have been great – from bringing bloggers together, designers to bloggers, events to showcase their ideas. We’ve supported each other in times of need, gave advice, and even bickered about nothing at all. We’ve watched…

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