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Heaven

I’ve been obsessed with the Julia Michaels song Heaven for the past month or so. It’s dreamy and sexy… and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head! So I decided to do a blog post inspired by the chorus lyrics:

No need to imagine
‘Cause I know it’s true
They say “all good boys go to heaven”
But bad boys bring heaven to you

I decided to give my malt a complete makeover… I will be featuring his look in a future post, so stay tuned for that. Then I found a sexy pose at Purple Poses, rezzed a Bueno skybox that was all white (made me think of the whole “heaven” part).

I decided to do a look that combined a bit of innocence with edginess, and I achieved that using LAQ’s Poppy head, which is utterly adorable with leather pants by Gos and a sexy denim and lace top from Just Because!

Bad boys bring heaven to you

I also wanted to do a pic alone, to better show off the leather pants and sexy top, and my cute Sabina sandals from Ingenue, which are currently at Collabor88.

Music makers

And, check out LAQ’s new glam lashes. Plus, I wanted to show off my Spring eyeshadow appliers from Izzie’s. These are part of Lookbook, a new HUD based shopping event, dedicated to cosmetics/eyes/skins. You can get the HUD for free on Marketplace and shop from the comfort of your own home! I’m wearing Cae’s Devotion collar, which you can get at ROMP.

Polly

More soon… including credits for my malt!

The song that inspired it all (video may not be available everywhere due to streaming rights)

~Lucie

Credits:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Poppy head, tone 1.5, Glam Lashes 03
Truth: Lele hair – Multitone 1
Izzie’s: Whiskey eyes – light grey
Izzie’s: Spring eyeshadow Lookbook
Cae: Devotion collar (was at ROMP, but should be in the mainstore soon)
Just Because: Daisy top
GOS: Liz leather pants (these were at the now closed round of FaMESHed, but should be in the Mainstore soon)
Ingenue: Sabina heels Collabor88
Purple Poses: Couple pose 612 (slightly modified with Animare)
Infiniti: Darling 2v2 pose

Scene:
BUENO-WhiteHall
Kalopsia – Neon – Dreamers

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Copper boom!

I know it’s been awhile. RL has been kicking my ass. First I had an unexpected complication from the surgery I had in March (which you’re welcome to read about here, on my personal blog). My thyroid got completely out of whack and if you’ve ever had issues with your thyroid you know the many ways this will affect you. Basically, a normal TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level is under 4.5… mine was 26. Yeah, it’s not good. I go back to have it rechecked in a couple of weeks, but it’s meant I’ve been exhausted, scattered (thyroid problems make concentration harder, add that to ADD and fibro fog and it’s not pretty) and overall, I just feel kind of… meh. I get moody when my thyroid’s fucked up and moodiness isn’t a normal state for me so I hate when I feel this way. It feels like my emotions belong to a stranger and it makes me feel raw and exposed.

Anyway, as if that wasn’t enough, my 86 year-old grandfather’s health took a turn for the worse in the past month. He’s been fading for awhile thanks to dementia… but the last couple of weeks especially have been horrible. He’s now under hospice care at home and I am both dreading his death and hoping it won’t be long now. I don’t want him to have to live this way, stripped of his dignity and independence. I am 1800 miles away and had hoped to see him in June (it was a bit up-in-the-air) but even if I get back east I no longer expect him to be there, except in memories.

I cope by doing one of four things: reading, listening to music, playing games with my husband or rewatching Gilmore Girls (which, tbh, I’m pretty much always doing). Copper boom! is a so-called Gilmorism from Season 4 of the series. It is a mishearing that becomes a thing they say that means “hurry up!” I’ve been feeling a need to hurry up, even as I’ve struggled to do so, and therefore it seemed appropriate to use the custom hud for the adorable Blueberry Lila sweatshirt tied around my waist (worn with matching jeans) to reflect my feelings. I grabbed my alt, who is appropriately currently named Lorelai, to pose with me using a pose by Infiniti. My adorable sneakers are from Ingenue. I fell in love with a pic of similar RL shoes and sent it to the lovely Betty Doyle who – much to my delight – made a version of them in SL!

Copper Boom

I’m wearing a top from Vinyl that reflects the coffee loving Gilmore Girls… to be honest, I’m not much for coffee myself unless it’s from Starbucks and has been seriously flavored somehow. I also had to show off one of LAQ’s new faces, Leia. LAQ recently revamped their heads and the way it works now is pretty cool. You can read the full details on their Flickr post, but the short version is that you now buy the heads separately from the HUD and once you have a HUD it will work with any of the heads. This saves you money if you’re someone who enjoys having multiple heads to choose from (and other strange things you don’t say in RL). The HUD has been updated, with new mocap animations.

Leia.

And here’s a headshot of my alt, wearing LAQ’s Ana head. I just love the pouty lips on this head.

Lorelai

Hopefully I will be back to blogging more regularly soon. I’ve definitely missed it.

~Lucie

Credits
On Me:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Leia mesh head + applier in tone 2.0
Truth: Panny hair – Reds Uber
Izzie’s: Winter eyes – Cinnamon
Vinyl: Daya cropped sweater – fatpack
Blueberry: Lila jeans and sweater – fatpack
Ingenue: Lollie sneakers – Peach Floral

On Lorelai:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Ana bento mesh head
Exile: Lush Life – Naturals (pic 1), Lust For Life – Natural Fusion (pic 3)
Buzzeri: Moody eyes – Storm
Neve: Crush bloom top
Blueberry: Frappe denim shorts
Cae: Presley choker and earrings
fri.day: Delilah wraps – Cloud

Infiniti: Blossom friends pose
Paper Rabbit: Pose 11 (pic 2)

Decor:
Pic 1
Little Branch: PoplarTree.v1{Animated}*4Seasons, Bouton d’or Pink{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field}, WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Orange{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Yellow{Rounded-Field}
JIAN:’dorable Danes 8. Blue Wander Pup

Pic 2
Cheeky Pea: Brother County Bridge, Brother County Cuddle Wall (PG)

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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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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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I’m vintage…

LAQ has released a brand new head that I am in love with. Vivien is mature, sophisticated and reminds me a bit of Betty White. If you’ve been dying to have a bento head that looks mature, this is your chance! Like all other LAQ heads, Vivien features motion capture animations and they’re gorgeous.

I'm not old, I'm vintage

I decided to pair Vivien’s elegance with some vintage items from the 1940s inspired round of Rewind. I’m posing on one of Astralia’s backdrops and wearing a gown by Valentina E. My hair is from Olive and it’s called Lorelai which made me unbelievably happy because, hello Lorelai Gilmore! Anyway, all of these things can be found at Rewind through November 28th. My shoes are new from Gos at the current round of FaMESHed. The Cassie pumps are the first to debut Gos’s new HUDs, which feature three different color packs, including a pack that matches Blueberry’s color palette.

Sexy is a state of mind

To everyone celebrating today, I wish you a lovely Thanksgiving! Thank you for being here with me.

~Lucie

PS. Please forgive me because this never, ever happens to me but I forgot to write down the pose I was using in the headshot pic. 😦

Credits:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Vivien mesh head – tone 1.0
Buzzeri: Gleam Eyes – Sapphire
Olive: Lorelai hair – Naturals Rewind
Cae: Trinket necklace
Valentina E.: Gilda gown & gloves Rewind
Gos: Cassie pumps FaMESHed
Astralia: Pin up life backgrounds (Martini) Rewind
Embody: Footloose 1 (pic 2)