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Autumn Collaboration

A new round of Collabor88 opened this week, and the colors are rich, vibrant and perfect for October! You can check out the whole catalog here. It’s a must-not-miss round (but aren’t they all?)!

I fell head-over-heels for this dress from The Secret Store. It just screamed my name, and I had to fight the urge to fatpack it. But if I’d done that, I wouldn’t have been able to grab so many of the other goodies I wanted, so I simply picked my favorite color combo. The gorgeous house in the background is from Trompe Loeil, and also at Collabor88. I will have more photos of that before this round ends, but you simply must see it in person to appreciate the rich textures and amazing details on this build. The potted mums I snagged recently from MudHoney, and the pile of pumpkins are from Eleventh Hour’s pumpkin gacha at the Fantasy Gacha Fair (more from that event soon). I bought my leafy autumn grass from Zigana last year, and the adorable log path was a wonderful find from Alchemy for just 1L! The autumn rules sign was part of vespertine’s Arcade gacha this past round. I don’t know if they’ve made those available in the mainstore yet.

Autumn Collaboration

This stunning skin is from Collabor88, too. It’s by Glam Affair and is another in the Neva series. This is one of my all-time favorite Glam Affair faces, so I was absolutely thrilled to see it in two tones (Jamaica, as seen here & Artic). I also grabbed some new lashes recently. Mon Cheri released their Falsies lashes, and I have to say, I love them. You have two options for wearing them; one where the bottom and top lashes are one object, and one where you add them separately. They are hud controlled and there are lots of fun variations, like dip dyed and glitter. There are also 3 styles of lashes. I highly recommend the demo, which you can use to practice fitting. I’m not the best at fitting lashes, and it took me a while, but I did get them to fit (about as well as I ever get lashes to fit) after about 45 minutes.

Neva by Glam Affair (Collabor88)

Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend!

~Lucie

Credits
Skin: Glam Affair – Neva – Jamaica Collabor88
Hair: LeLutka – Canto – Jessica
Lashes: Mon Cheri – Falsies
Eyes: IKON – Perspective – Storm
Dress: The Secret Store – Jezibell Dress – Eggplant Collabor88
Hands: SLink – Relaxed
Tights: Adam N Eve – Pantyhose for SLink feet
Feet: SLink – Medium
Shoes: fri.day – Peggy t-straps – Aubergine
Poses: Embody – Cutie pack (not yet released)

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Tuli & coldLogic

I was reticent when mesh first came out. It had its growing pains, and the truth is, I don’t love change. But when coldLogic opened, just over a year ago, my world changed. I loved the “shape” of their mesh. It felt like it suited my avatar’s curves, and I felt like “me” when I wore it. Since then, I’ve become a huge fan of all of their work.

So, when I saw there was an anniversary photo contest, I knew I had to enter. There are so many great entries. I honestly don’t envy the task of choosing a winner!

I entered this picture first. It was based off an ad vendor I was doing for our store, and I really liked how it came out. The dress is Hathaway, and it’s so sleek and elegant. Perfect for a fancy, summer event. I knew it all starts with a smile, Kaelyn Alecto’s gorgeous new sim, had the perfect spot for this pic.

coldLogic Photo Contest Entry - Lucie Bluebird

But the more I looked at the picture, the less sure of it I felt, so I decided to do another pic. I wandered back over to it all starts with a smile. I love this carousel, and the poses in the horses are so unexpected and quirky. I like quirky. This time I am wearing the Bardot dress in lemonade. I have to be honest… I rarely like yellow. But when I do I love it, and this dress is no exception. The soft, buttery shade, combined with the pink, melon shade for contrast is just stunning. I feel so sophisticated and summer in this look.

coldLogic Contest - Lucie Bluebird (2)

Finally, I wanted to do a headshot to show off this gorgeous skin from Tuli, Claire. I’ve always like Tuli, so I am glad the store is back with new items. I am especially excited because the skin has an option with dimples and I adore dimples. These are really well done, too. Oh, and the eyes are from the new IKON Lucid line. Gorgeous, aren’t they? My adorable choker is from BOOM. I’m wearing the baby pink shade, but it’s mod and I tinted it ever-so-slightly to match the melon shade in the dress.

Claire by Tuli

I am off to travel for the weekend. SO excited. I love a good road trip. I hope to do a lot more blogging next week… now that I’m finally feeling better and caught up on grad school work (for the moment).

Have a great weekend!

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1
On Lucie:
Skin: Adam N Eve – Carolyn – Tone 2 – Sorbet w/dimples
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Heath
Hair: Truth – Swift – Auburn w/roots
Dress: coldLogic – Hathaway – Dusk
Shoes: Gos Boutique – Grace Sandals – Bronze

On Smooth:
Skin: Filthy – Group Gift – May (no longer available)
Hair: Exile – 6th Avenue Heartache – Marone
Suit: FateWear – Christopher – Ocean
Shoes: FIR & MNA – Ashford Brogues – White Leather

Pose: Embody – Rose (w/prop)

Look 2
Skin: Tuli – Claire – Powder – 09 w/dimples
Eyes: IKON – Lucid – Eucalyptus
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Hair: Exile – All I Am (b) – Sunset (tinted)
Moles: Tuli – Beauty Marks 2
Choker: Boom – Precious Bow Choker – Doll Pink
Earrings: Cae – Enchanted

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Ah, the unplanned hiatus!

So, I sort of took a break. It wasn’t planned, but I found myself needing to refresh and relax last weekend. Then I had a fibromyalgia flare up, and that’s been distracting me all week. I also started a new class this week, at a new university. I’m excited by this, as I really want to accomplish my goal of becoming a teacher! But the result of all this is that I’ve been a distracted blogger, to say the least, and for that I am sorry! However, I have not forgotten my Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow challenge, and I’ve been uploading pics for it on Flickr. I’m still a bit behind, but at least I’ve got some and can catch up a bit. More will come soon.

Since I’m behind overall, I deviated from my default look to show you some cool stuff. But let’s start with the pic I did for Day 5, I’m using my default pose and outfit, but this skin is the gorgeous new Ginevra from Izzie’s in pale. I added the brown eyeshadow and eyeliner tattoo layers. My eyes are Steppe, a new color in IKON’s Eternal series. I love the sort of greenish-tan feel to this shade. I took this pic on Tuesday, the day of the Rolling Restart hell! Our sim was one of many affected by the restarts, and I couldn’t do anything on it most of the day. So, I used the Linden home and snapped this pic there. The chair you see is from Trompe Loeil, and the wall decal is What Next. The hair of the day is Ashleigh from Alice Project. If you are like me and are fussy about the shade of your hair, you definitely need to check out the Alice Project hair. Her huds are amazing and let you do a lot to customize your style.

HTGT Day 5

For Day 6, I deviated entirely from my default look. You can find full credits at the bottom, but this top is from Greymoon. It’s so unique and comes in a lot of colors. The one I am wearing is black and white and I paired it with jeans from Sn@tch. My Day 6 hair is Long Day from Ploom. I technically bought the browns pack, but I tinted it. I’m not entirely sure how I wound up with the browns, lol. Likely I bought them for a shape or pose ad for Embody. I love the messy, wispy style of this hair. I also tweaked a shape and made it my own. I think most people won’t even notice the differences. They are probably more subtle than I think they are!

HTGT Day 6

This skin is new from Aeva. This is Charity bare. It’s so soft and delicate. I felt really pretty and ultra feminine in this skin. What I really love about the bare skins from Aeva is that they still feel more mature than a lot of bare skins. The eyes I used in this look (and the next) also one of the new Eternal eye colors from IKON, Teak. I love brown eyes with my red hair. It feels less expected than green or blue. I mean, I wear those, too! I’m a chameleon, except for my hair color which is (nearly) always red (some blog posts aside)!

Charity

Day 7 features a LeLutka hair I bought ages ago and sort of forgot to ever wear. *Facepalms* But that’s the point of this challenge, right?!? Lively is sooo long and lush. I feel so pretty in this hair. I’m wearing a dress from Sn@tch and the gorgeous new Siobahn skin from Adam N Eve.

HTGT Day 7

I admit that this hair shade isn’t as red as I like it to be, but this style has a little clip. If I tint the hair, I’d tint the clip. And this red is still pretty, especially with the bright lips on this skin.

Siobahn

So, now I’m still 2 days behind (not counting today), but I’ll get caught up soon!

~Lucie

Credits
Look 2:
Skin: Aeva – Charity – Tone 01 – Bare
Eyeliner & Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Teak
Hair: Ploom – Long Day – Browns (tinted to be red)
Shape: Embody – Jadzia (heavily modified)
Top: Greymoon – What’s Your Angle – Black
Jeans: Sn@tch – Ex-Boyfriend Jeans – Purple
Shoes: Gos – GTFO shoes
Pose: Embody – Peekaboo 1

Look 3:
Skin: Adam N Eve – Siobahn – Tone 01 – Sangria
Eyeliner & Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Teak
Hair: LeLutka – Lively – Jessica
Shape: Embody – Jadzia (heavily modified)
Dress: Sn@tch – Stella Party Dress – Black
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Paris Black Diamond Choker
Pose: Embody – Rapunzel 03

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HTGT Day 4

So, I changed the pose for this pic because I also changed the jewelry in order to show off this stunning set from Cae. Guinevere is coming soon to the new round of Collabor88, so be sure to check it out. This pose is Embody’s Elle 3.

The hair for today is also a new Truth release, January. This is one of those fabulous, elegant updos that are great for showing of jewelry. My color is blood w/roots. Skin credits are the same as my default. Oh, and I got my ancient copy of Fireworks installed and YAY it works on Windows 8. I was worried about that, given how old it is! But now I can edit more properly again, which makes me happy. My OCD doesn’t like to post totally raw shots.

HTGT Day 4

More from me tomorrow!

~Lucie

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HTGT Day 3

Day 3 brings a slightly edited pic… I’m making progress with Windows 8, but I still need to get my ancient copy of Fireworks installed, so ignore the pointy bits I didn’t get to smudge.

Today’s hair is a brand spanking new one from Truth. Isn’t it just adorable? The style is called Zuzka, and I’m wearing my usual shade (blood w/roots). All the other details are the same as my “default” look. You can find those credits here.

HTGT Day 3

Hopefully tomorrow brings with it more blogging, beyond just the basic HTGT look!

~Lucie

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

I decided that since I have so much hair in SL, I should really try a challenge. So, the Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow challenge was born. My goal is to do one very simple post every day. To help keep it easy, I have selected a default look, which includes the outfit, skin, eyes, etc. You can get all the details on this challenge on the page I created for it. Those details include the credits for everything I am wearing in the picture below… except, of course, the hair.

Today’s hair is a fairly recent release from Truth. I fell in love with this style immediately. It’s called Bianca, and it’s one of those I consider a “must have” because it’s so versatile. It could easily be worn casually or dressed up. I am wearing Bianca in Blood w/roots. I like the roots styles, as I feel they add a bit of depth to the hair.

HTGT Day 1: Bianca

Remember, for all the details other than hair, check the HTGT page. You can use the link in this post, or find it in the menu on my home page!

Happy New Year!!!

~Lucie

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Kick Up Your Heels!

I love the chance to discover a new store. My friend, the lovely and talented Caelan Hancroft, recently opened her jewelry store Cae. I absolutely love the elegant designs she’s creating. Plus, all of her pieces are texture change and have a wide variety of options. I love options. I was beyond honored when asked to model one of these sets, and you can see Cae’s work at her mainstore on the Truth District. You’ll also see one of her sets up close and personal in this post! Here’s a look at pieces from the Knotted set. I usually only wear silver/platinum/white gold… but I really like Cae’s copper, rose gold and even her gold tones. Here, I’m wearing the tri-color option this set has.

Tied Up In Knots

I also have another new discovery to share with you… the adorable ankle boots I’m wearing in this next pic are from a new store called chillie. Right now, chiilie is only on Marketplace, and you can visit their MP store here. These boots come in two types of leather, but I am wearing the suede version in my pic. Each pair is texture change. You can change the heel cap, the heel, the sole and the boot itself. It makes these boots very versatile and a great deal, since you get more than one pair of shoes in, well, one pair of shoes! Plus, I love texture change shoes because they help cut down on your inventory.

My skirt and jacket are more Valentina E. Couture items (I might be a touch obsessed with this store). My adorably sexy t-shirt is from Sleeping Koala. There are people who will claim there’s no longer a need for texture clothing, but I am not one of them. First of all, I love layering and it’s often easier with a texture layer than trying to layer mesh pieces. But secondly, some clothes are meant to fit like a second skin, and this top is definitely among those items. I’m also wearing a pair of sheer stockings from Izzie’s, further proving a need for texture clothes!

Continuing with Pose Appreciate Week, I am featuring poses from my very favorite SL pose creator… and yes, I may be biased since he happens to be my husband (in RL and SL) Radagast Lexington. In all honesty, when we opened our store Embody, I attempted to make poses. It’s not as easy as some might believe. Creating poses that don’t break the avatar mesh, that have realistic physics and that are still all the things you want in a pose is a rather major challenge. Fortunately, there are people more talented than I who create poses for us to use!

Kick Up Your Heels

Finally, here’s a good closeup of the gorgeous new Laina skin from Adam n Eve. I wanted a close up that would show off the adorable dimples. I love dimples, but they are hard to do well in SL, it seems. This skin has a tattoo add on for them, and I think they’re perfect. Also, steal another look at that gorgeous necklace and earrings from Cae! My stunning eyes are part of the new Eternal line at IKON.

Laina by Adam n Eve

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: Adam n Eve – Laina Tone 2 – Wildflower w/dimples & red brows tattoos
Hair: Truth – Cheyenne – Blood w/roots
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Wood
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Mysteria
Jewelry: Cae – Knotted set
Jacket: Valentina E. Couture – Short Herringbone Blazer – Forest
Shirt: Sleeping Koala – My Bra Flashing – Light Brown
Skirt: Valentina E. Couture – Pleated Wool Skirt – Forest Velvet
Tights: Izzie’s – Sheer – Dark Cream
Boots: chillie – Vienna Ankle Boots – Suede
Poses: Embody – Rapunzel 3 (pic 1), Spirit 5 (pic 2), Milla 3 (pic 3)

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Around The World

If you haven’t already heard about Around The World, you should definitely check it out. It’s an awesome event brought to us by The Ego Co. It’s one of those cool events that celebrates diversity and represents multiple cultures. I have a few items from this event to share with you.

This gaucho outfit is from Valentina E. Couture. I love the variety of colors it comes in, and chose to show off the red. I don’t tend to wear a lot of red… in either of my lives! Well, aside from my hair. 😉 But I do love red. I added a cute beret from Evolve, also an ATW item. My shoes are from Ingenue, from the first round of The Arcade. The hair is a recent release from Truth, Rashida… and I just love how sleek and sophisticated it is! Oh, and it’s Pose Appreciate Week, and in this post I used poses from Adorkable. This pose was one of a pack in October’s MySecond Box. It’s a pack called Attitude, and I used pose 3 and the mirrored version of pose 3 for the two pics in this blog post!

Around The World

This next pic lets you take a closer look at the detail work in the VE outfit… and also gives me the chance to show off this adorable bangle bracelet from Noodles, which is also available at Around The World. My adorable necklace is from HandVerk for L’Accessories. I saw it and knew it would work perfectly for this outfit. There’s also a bolero jacket and cute hat available from Valentina E. Couture for this outfit, but I wanted to create a “melting pot” feeling. Finally, this stunning skin is part of a new release from Adam n Eve. It’s Laina and I am in love with it. You’ll see more of this skin in my next post, too!

Melting Pot

That’s all from me for now. Be sure to stop by Around The World before it ends on November 29th!

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: Adam n Eve – Laina Tone 2 – Daisy w/red brows & dimples tattoos
Lipstick: Adam n Eve – Laina – Burnt Orange (sold separately)
Hair: Truth – Rashida – Blood w/roots
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Olive
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Hat: Evolve – Beret – Black*
Bracelet: Noodles – Shane Bangle – Black w/silver*
Nails: Izzie’s – Metal Stripe
Outfit: Valentina E. Couture – Gaucho One Piece – Red*
Necklace: HandVerk – Palette Boho Standard
Shoes: Ingenue – Ariane – Noir
Poses: Adorkable – Attitude 3 & 3m