Red High Heels

This look was built around a pair of high heels that I just completely fell head over… well, you can see where that bad pun would lead, so I’ll spare you (which I am sure will break my brother Benton’s heart). They’re the Crocus heels from Glamistry, and what got me was the shine and then the side detail of three princess cut diamonds (hey, it’s SL – I can have diamonds instead of rhinestones or CZ). But here’s a close up of the shoes, so you can see for yourself.

In my red high heels

Aren’t they awesome? Okay, so once I had them on I decided on a recent release from Neve called Jazzy. I went with the tropics version. My hair is Mango, brand new from Tableau Vivant and available at Kustom 9.

Red Red Wine

I decided to do a bit of heterochromia with this look. It’s not something I do on a regular basis, and to be perfectly honest, I didn’t plan it. I was trying to decide what color eyes I wanted, and had one brown and one green on and it just worked for me. I’m also wearing Cae’s Flutter ring, which is a free gift available at FaMESHed. Her regular release for the event is a gorgeous matching necklace. It’s their anniversary round and a lot of designers have gifts out. You have to join the FaMESHed group, but it’s free and definitely worth it! I’m also wearing the brand new FATElashes from Damien Fate. These have already been updated to include even more textures. Strawberry Singh did an amazing post, complete with a video, about these lashes. Definitely check them – and Berry’s useful post – out. I have a hard time adjusting lashes, but I was able to adjust them to work with LeLutka’s Stella head with minimal hassle.

Loving him was red

Oh, and all of these pics were shot at It all starts with a smile, the beautiful sim from the lovely Kaelyn Alecto. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

~Lucie

Credits:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LeLutka: Stella mesh head
DeeTaleZ: Paige w/freckles – LeLutka Applier – Nordic
Tableau Vivant: Mango hair – reds Kustom 9
FATE: FATElashes 2.0
Buzzeri: Duo eyes – Earth (right eye), Molten (left eye)
Neve: Jazzy dress – Tropics
Cae: Blossom necklace (mainstore now), Flutter ring Free @ FaMESHed!
Glamistry: Crocus heels
The Wicked Peach: Spring manicure for Maitreya

Snapback

So this post is a very long time in the making. As soon as I heard Old Dominion’s song Snapback, I knew I wanted to do a blog post inspired by the look the singer describes. I knew Truth had just released a perfect hair for it. But life happened, and other things got in the way and I only finally, months later, decided it was time. I was gonna do it! Especially after I saw that they got the look SO wrong in the music video (linked at the end), I had to do it.

And I mean, these new(ish) shorts from Neve were perfect. They were inspired by Dirty Dancing, but the cutoff, wornout version just seemed made for this look. And frankly, just being inspired by a movie made them perfect for my new challenge itself (more about that in a moment)!

Snapback

In case you’re wondering, these were the lyrics that inspired this look.

Those stars need to be wished on
Your skin needs to be kissed on
My eyes baby, they’re fixed on you
In your snapback
T-shirt of your favourite rock band
Checking your makeup in my Ray Bans
Breaking hearts like only you can
In your snapback

This also felt like it required a romantic moment, so I grabbed my alt and voila!

Kissing you would hit the spot with me

I’ve got a LOT of these sorts of ideas… so I thought about it, and decided to create a very informal challenge for it, complete with a group called Inspired By Words: Second Life. If you have any pics inspired by words – whether from songs, books, poems, movies – feel free to add them to this group! Just be sure to let us know what inspired you. I am gonna aim to do one of these at least once a month because they’re fun!

Here’s the link to the video. It may not play if you’re outside the US, but you can read the lyrics here. Also, for those who haven’t heard it before, “snapback” is a nickname for that sort of baseball cap because they often involve plastic snaps.

~Lucie

Credits
Lucie:
SLink: Hourglass mesh body, casual hands, flat feet
Catwa: Candy head (fatpack w/expressions, which are used in 1st pic)
Glam Affair: Catwa applier – Alessa – Asia 3
Buzzeri: Zodiac eyes – Avada
Letis: Cetus V2 for SLink
Addams: Jennifer V-Neck – Heaven
Neve: Baby shorts – frayed
Schadenfreude: Waits rings – Uberpack Collabor88
Bella Elephante: Unicorn nails applier
ReignXFlite: Taylers – Grey/Sea
Repose: Country Girl 4 pose & prop (pic 1)

Sephie:
Clef de Peau: Lucas skin T4 w/freckles
Exile: Better Days – Naturals
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – Hazel
SLink: Relaxed mesh hands
FATEwear: Phillips shirt, Carter shorts
FATEstep: Ziggy Chucks

Decor:
Consignment: Stepside Bed – Mint (couple pose is in this)
[we’re CLOSED] grass field green 01 – random
Little Branch: Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field}
JIAN :: Koi Pond We❤ Role-Play
Cheeky Pea: Boho Glamping Cabin, Boho Glamping Bed
{what next} Guitar Case Sign Collabor88
[ Organica ] Ridley Bird Bath (Mossy Rock)
+Half-Deer+ Candy Chickadee Bird
Studio Skye: Skye Cliff 4, Skye Cliff 3, Skye Cliff 2 light rock, spring ground textures

The final hours of Fantasy Faire 2016!

Fantasy Faire 2016 is coming to an end today, so if you haven’t been yet, hurry! Today I’ll give you a quick tour of the final five of the fourteen total sims.

First up is OtherWorld, sponsored by Cerridwen’s Cauldron. This sim is the home of the Literary Festival.

OtherWorld sponsored by Cerridwen's Cauldron

Next, Sapphire Mirror Lake, which is the arts and entertainment venue. On this sim, you’ll find two art galleries. One is below the water, so be sure to dive in to explore! Read more about it here.

Sapphire Mirror Lake - Arts and Entertainment Sim

Serenity is next on the tour. This sim is so lovely, with all the steps down to the water (or up from it, if you prefer). Here’s a list of stores you’ll find on Serenity, which is sponsored by The NeoVictoria Project.

Serenity Sponsored by the NeoVictoria Project

Tinker’s Hollow made me think of a place where Santa’s elves might vacation in the off season when they’re not needed at the North Pole! Sponsored (appropriately) by Epic Toy Factory, you’ll find the list of stores featured here.

Tinker's Hollow Sponsored By Epic Toy Factory

And last, but certainly not least, is Twilight Illusion, sponsored by Merchants of Dreams. Here’s the complete list of stores on Twilight Illusion.

Twilight Illusion sponsored by Merchants of Dreams

As I was sitting here writing this, my mom called to tell me that someone I used to babysit for who is only 27, with two little children of her own, has colon cancer. And this is just another reminder to me of how vitally important these Relay For Life events are. Because no one should have to live with this. This poor young woman lost her father to cancer several years back. She has a toddler and an infant. It’s just heartbreaking. She’s undergoing treatment, and we’re not sure what her prognosis is, but no one should go through this. And far, far too many people do. So it was yet another very sad reminder of why I relay. 😦

~Lucie

Fantastical scenes

If you haven’t yet visited Fantasy Faire 2016 you have through tomorrow to do so. As I said in my first post, this event is enormous. It’s comprised of 14 sims. I showed you four in the last post. Today I am going to show you another five, and I will finish them off with another five tomorrow.

Echtra, sponsored by The Lost Unicorn Gallery, is dark, mysterious and just gorgeous. Look at the materials work in this picture. They were just stunning, and I knew I had to capture that. Please note that while there IS rain on the sim, it didn’t photograph well for me on any of the WL settings I wanted. So I added the rain you see below as an after effect. Here you’ll find a complete list of the stores located on Echtra.

Echtra sponsored by The Lost Unicorn Gallery

Next on the tour is The Golden Delta. Sponsored by Fallen Gods Inc. this desert sim conjures up images of Ancient Egypt. I particularly fell in love with the water (I am a bit obsessed with Linden water, I must admit… probably from years of sky dwelling). When I visited The Golden Delta, I couldn’t help but think of how critical water is in a desert climate, how life and civilizations spring up around those precious resources. Check out the list of stores featured on this stunning sim here.

The Golden Delta sponsored by Fallen Gods Inc

I probably ought to have posted Fairelands Junction in my first blog about the event. But to be honest, I wasn’t happy with the pictures I’d taken, so I wanted to go back and reshoot. I finally found one I liked. I wanted to show off the portals to the sims, because I love how through each portal you see a glimpse of what that sim looks like. While you can teleport directly to any of the sims, I highly recommend a visit to the Fairelands Junction, just because it’s such a unique gateway to the entire event. This critical sim was sponsored by Roawenwood, and you can read more about it here.

Fairelands Junction sponsored by Roawenwood

Lucentia, with its stunning, gigantic crystal was one of my favorite places. Maybe it just made me think of my own name.😛 But for whatever reason, I loved the drama of this sim, which is sponsored by The Looking Glass. Here’s the list of stores you’ll find located on Lucentia.

Lucentia sponsored by The Looking Glass

Malfience is the sim at the heart of The Fairelands Quest. This is an interactive quest for Fairelands visitors, and you can learn more about it here and here. I found this sweet old woman in her cottage, and we had a lovely chat about life before Belfience became Malfience over tea (okay, not really but I’m pretending here). I’d encourage you to hurry over to do this quest. Maybe you can help this kind woman!

Malfience The Fairelands Quest The Tale of Exiles

That’s all for now! I’ll post pics of the final five sims in the event tomorrow (or possibly later tonight)!

~Lucie

Fantasy Faire 2016

Fantasy Faire 2016 is open and runs through May 5th. This event supports Relay For Life, which if you’re not familiar helps to raise money for cancer research. But it’s also a celebration of those who’ve been through cancer and lived to share their stories and a time to remember those whose battles could not be won with our still far too limited treatment options. Fantasy Faire features so many fabulous designers, with products for sale to help raise funds, and those creators have, as usual, outdone themselves with both their talent and generosity in giving to this great cause.

But the stars of Fantasy Faire each year are the amazing builds. This year there are fourteen sims in total. FOURTEEN. It’s crazy! There are ten shopping sims, an entertainment sim, a literary sim, a sim that commemorates and celebrates those lost and, of course, The Fairelands Junction, which is your portal to all of the other sims.

I took pics on all sims, and my goal is to share all fourteen pics with you. I have four to share right now.

First, sponsored by Arcadia, is Blackmoor. Blackmoor is dramatic and darkly mysterious and beautiful. I’ll be blogging a bit more of what I’m wearing in a future post, but my rain boots and umbrella are both Decoy and available at The Epiphany, as is the dress from Luas. If you click here to go to the official Fantasy Faire blog, you can see a completely list of stores you’ll find on Blackmoor.

Blackmoor Sponsored by Arcadia

Breeze, sponsored by Solarium, is colorful and really, really cute. It has a feel of being something out of a children’s book (at least to me). Here’s a link to the list of stores to be found on Breeze.

Breeze sponsored by Solarium

Sponsored by KittyCatS, I think Bright Haven is the sim where I’d most like to live! The cheerful, bright little cottages and the beautiful waterfront just makes it so quaint and charming. Here you’ll find the list of stores located on Bright Haven.

Bright Haven sponsored by KittyCatS

And finally, for today, Dangarnon. Sponsored by Death Row Designs, this darkly beautiful sim speaks (to me) of a bygone era. Click here for a complete list of stores on Dangarnon.

Dangarnon sponsored by Death Row Designs

For all of the information you’ll need to navigate this large event, I highly recommend going through the official Fantasy Faire website. And if you’re not into fantasy, but still want to help the cause, you will find plenty of donation kiosks throughout the sims to do just that!

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
MINA / !APHORISM! – Kate hair 02 The Epiphany
Luas: Folk dress – beige RARE The Epiphany
Decoy: Frolicking foes boots & umbrella – Purple The Epiphany

Seaside Brunch

I love the beautiful outdoor brunch set that Nefarious Inventions did for The Epiphany, and I knew I’d have to use it as soon as I saw it. It’s such an adorable set, and the detail on every piece of it is gorgeous. And I mean, it has pancakes. Anything with pancakes is an automatic win in my world.

I decided to add in one of Jian’s Silly Shibes, also from The Epiphany. This is the rare, with the balloons. It’s animated (the puppy changes positions, and even yawns and stretches, as he’s doing in my pic) and the balloons have multiple color palettes to choose from. I used the Purples! The serving cart seen in this set up is the Exclusive from Nefarious Inventions. Remember that Exclusives won’t be available ever again after the event ends, so be sure to check which ones you want!

Seaside Brunch

If you haven’t been to The Epiphany yet, be sure to check it out before it closes on May 5th! If you need inspiration for your must-haves list, check out the official shopping guide.

~Lucie

Credits:
(From The Epiphany)
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.fireplace RARE
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.pergola RARE
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.chair.floral.pillow
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.juice.decanters
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.table.floral
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.place.setting.floral
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.mini.quiche
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.mini.pancakes
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.serving.cart.exclusive
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.water.dispenser
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.creme.brulee
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.kiwi.tart
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.ladyfingers
[n.i] brunchtime.regrets.cheesecake
JIAN :: Silly Shibes – Floaty Pup RARE
(Other decor)
Jian – Ash Tree (Large)
Little Branch Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field}
[we’re CLOSED] grass field green 01 – random
Studio Skye Land Forms Snake Small
Terrain textures also by Studio Skye

Ascension

Hi! So it’s been a while. First I was busy blogging Pose Fair over at Hottie Cooterati’s site and then I traveled back east to visit family. And naturally my husband and I both got sick. Grr. But anyway, I’m back and The Epiphany just opened, so I have things to talk about and share!

Unless you’re living under a mesh rock, by now I’m sure you’ve seen the stunning Oakley set Blueberry did for The Epiphany, but I have to show it to you again because it’s so beautiful, sexy and just overall well done. Plus, it was fun being an angel! I’m wearing hair by Alice Project, which is also at the event, along with the gorgeous sandals from Reign.

Ascension

Also from The Epiphany are my eyes by Buzzeri. I’m wearing the Rainbow here, which are one of three rare colors. But all of the colors are stunning. I also wanted to show the exclusive tiara from Blueberry up close. In case you’re new to The Epiphany, all of the participating designers have an exclusive item which you can get by cashing in your extra gacha items. You can read more about the process here. I’m also wearing White Widow’s exclusive, the band tattoo around my leg. The rest of my tattoos are also from White Widow, in their regular machine.

Doubt

Unrelated to The Epiphany, I’m also in love with the Karin mesh head from LeLutka. I’m wearing it with Lara Hurley’s Iza applier, and I have to say I feel like this combo is the closest I’ve come to my standard avatar face. I enjoy the mesh heads, and I don’t mind looking very different. But it’s kind of cool to have finally found a combo that feels like “me” the way this does.

More soon, from The Epiphany and beyond! In the meantime, here is the shopping guide, and below are the slurls!

The Epiphany – Main Sim

The Epiphany – Off Sim Shopping

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LeLutka: Karin mesh head
Lara Hurley: Iza applier – Rose Pale
Alice Project: Sparrow hair basics – glitter & streaks hud
Buzzeri: Glacier eyes – Rainbow (Rare) The Epiphany
Blueberry: Oakley #6 chain panties – white, #14 bra – white, #20 body chain – silver, #25 arm chain – silver, Rare #3 Wings – silver The Epiphany
White Widow: Charade tattoos Arms – white, leg band – white (EXCLUSIVE) The Epiphany
Reign: #8 Laced Thigh High Gladiator Sandals – Silver
Infiniti: Stairway To Heaven prop w/poses