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Sand & Sea Expo

I wanted to tell you about a fun event happening this weekend called the Sand & Sea Expo. There are a lot of awesome items available related to fun in the summer sun, and there’s also a Beachcomber event that allows you the chance to win free prizes! You’re looking for purple shells. Hit them wen you find ’em and see if you’re a winner!

I think my favorite thing about this event is that the organizers are using teleport boards! When you tp into the event, just look for these boards. They are also scattered throughout the event, making it much easier to get around. I really wish more events would do this, though I think I understand the rationale behind a fixed landing point. However, it’s often frustrating when an event is laggy due to the inevitable crowds, and I think it would be beneficial for events, especially shorter ones like this, if they did a teleport board instead.

Sand & Sea Expo

There are so many great exhibitors at this event, and it’s a lot of fun to wander around. There are two sims, including an underwater area. But my poor deprived avatar lives in the sky… on a landlocked platform, just like how in RL I live in a landlocked state. So, what’s a girl to do? Well, with some help from the Lisp Serenity Springs hot tub set, and a comfy beach blanket and umbrella from set from What Next, I created my own improvised beach well inland (and upland?)! To keep away unwanted visitors, I donned my ANA Sharkfin headband.

Landlocked

After basking in the sun lazily for a while, I had a need to cool off! While my “pool” can be a hot tub, I didn’t need to turn on the heat on this hot summer day, so I just hopped on in. But not alone. No, I took my adorable shoulder “pet” from KittyCatS… he wants to surf, but first his eye caught something off in the distance, so we’re looking at it. Probably a relative of mine. It’s hard training cats that birds aren’t prey, lemme tell you. My adorable bikini is from Callie Cline… I loved the cut of the bottom especially, and this teal color was perfect to get me in the faux beachy mood!

Look!

Speaking of Callie Cline & KittyCatS, be sure you stop by their space at the Sand & Sea Expo. It’s so freakin’ cute I could barely stand it. Here are a few raw shots I took while there. I only cropped these, so otherwise what you see is what you get.

basking

Hula Cats

With so many great vendors, you’ll wish this event was going to be around longer! But it ends on May 5th, so hurry up and head on over before it’s nothing more than a memory of days at the beach!

Beach Entrance

Underwater Entrance

~Lucie

Credits
Skin: Al Vulo – Arya – Black – Milk
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Gloria – Rouge (tinted)
Eyes: IKON – Lucid – Light Brown
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Bikini: Callie Cline – Wrap Bikini – Water*
Feet: Gos Boutique – Arched
Shoulder Pet: KittyCatS – Surf Cat! – Pandie Ebony & Ivory*
Headband: ANA – Sharkfin Headband*
Beach blanket: What Next – Reserved Beach Towel & Parasol set*
Hot Tub: Lisp – Serenity Springs hot tub set*
Bike decor: What Next – Boardwalk Bicycle Rezzer – Girl Bike Decor*
Platform: Inverse – Sky Platform

*Denotes items available at the Sand & Sea Expo

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An Unconventional Wedding

The brand new event The Garden, presented by The Liaison Collaborative, is now open! I was given the chance to preview some of the releases you can find there, and I must say you’re missing out if you don’t go!

When I rezzed the Wedding Altar from L&K Prefabs, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. It came with some lovely, worn chairs in a variety of cheery colors, but I recently wrote a wedding-themed post and so I wasn’t sure I wanted to repeat that again so soon. I had this vague concept of just sticking some of my prettiest KittyCatS on there, but then… well… that sort of turned into something so much bigger than I imagined it would. What follows is a (not even slightly) true story of KittyCatS love.

The King & Queen of Winterland, Nicholas & Alexandra, wanted to renew their vows. They’d already done the formal wedding, naturally, as you’d expect of royals. So, they decided upon a garden themed wedding and invited all of their feline friends. Niles & Ginger, the Lord & Lady of Kittensham, served as Best Man & Matron of Honor. Bellini, a dear friend of the King & Queen, donned a cheerful vest and summer hat, and performed the ceremony. The bridesmaids held balls, instead of bouquets. Jian, the tiny flower kitten got distracted by a butterfly, and Zilver, the ring bearer was stretching and fidgeting the entire time, as young kittens are wont to do. But despite the antics of the youngest members of the bridal party, the royal couple’s renewal vows went perfectly.

Royal Wedding

While Alexandra & Nicholas renewed their love for one another, their friends watched on, from comfy old chairs. Leon, the MegaPuss, was too large for a chair, so he simply sat besides one of the guests and watched on. You wouldn’t dream of crashing this wedding party with such an imposing figure on site, would you? But Leon’s really just a big ole pussycat who wouldn’t hurt a fly. Well, okay, maybe if the fly was asking for it.

Unconventional Wedding

Following the ceremony, the not-so-young couple had the traditional first dance near the reception site. The catering was provided from What Next. I leaned against a stool and watched, while my friend Rosa photo bombed us by popping inside the caravan.

The Reception

Later, Jian (the tiny teacup kitten) and I had a heart-to-heart as I waited for my drink order to be served. Meanwhile, behind Jian & I, the newly partnered Rosa, and her guy Bentley, had heart-to-heart of their own.

Chat Chat

It was a lovely event. Everyone should really attend a KittyCatS wedding at some point in their SLife. I must confess I giggled all morning!

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: Al Vulo – Aisha – Smokey – Sunkissed (at TDR Fusion)
Eyes: IKON – Ardent – Pewter
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Hair: Exile – Beyond The Waves – Sin (tinted)
Dress: coldLogic – Babin – Purple
Feet: Gos Boutique – Flat feet
Bracelet: Noodles – Arrow – Silver

L&K Prefabs – Wedding Altar, Altar Rug & Old Squared Chairs (The Garden)

What Next – Garden Cafe Caravan (The Garden)

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Pose Fair 2013 – Last Call!

Pose Fair 2013 ends on Sunday April 14th! Be sure to stop by before it ends because there are so many goodies to be had, all in one place!

Here are a few more of my favorites. First, from Hopscotch this adorable multipose prop. It comes in a version for regular avs, but I chose the one designed for petites, because it really does seem like the perfect little home for a tiny fairy! I took this pic at Chakryn Forest, one of my favorite sims that allows rezzing. It’s a sim that has a fantasy feel, so I knew it would be perfect for this shot. My petite av is from Al Vulo. Isn’t she cute? She was a gift from my dear friend Lyssa, and I think this is the first time I’ve blogged as a petite!

Dreams of the Fairy

Speaking of Lyssa, I recruited her for this next pic. I fell in love with this Art Dummy/Flowey collaboration for Pose Fair, A Story To Tell A Friend. I just had to have it. Lyssa & I are both wearing items from Collabor88’s April round, too. Check the credits for specific details on that! I took this pic in my cute little Funky Junk schoolhouse, and if you click through to the pic, I have put notes on the various decor items so you know where they are from. If you’d like to know more about any piece, just ask me in comments (here or on Flickr).

Girl Talk

My next pic features another of Hopscotch’s Pose Fair releases, from the Standing Pretty pack. I fell in love with this Magika hair. It’s edgy and sassy, and what can I say… I felt rebellious that night. So much so I even bought the dip dye or ombre or whatever the hell ya wanna call it pack of colors. This beautiful suede dress is from Blacklace, and I must admit, I felt pretty sexy wearing it. My jewelry is from Cae, which I thought added a touch of elegance to my rebellion.

Seeing Green

In the next pic, I’m using one of Adorkable’s Bam poses, also from Pose Fair. For the full body shot, I added my Angelique heels from Gos Boutique. Very sexy, and they definitely suited my mood. Oh, also… did you notice my hands? I finally bought a pair of SLink’s mesh hands. It took me a while because since I change skins so much, it’s a lot of tinting. And I hate tinting. But now Siddean, of SLink has released developer kits and lots of skin creators are making appliers for it, and there are now so many nail polish add ons, too.

Rebel with jewels

There are just so many great stores participating in the Pose Fair, and you definitely should check it out before it ends!

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Petite Avatar: Al Vulo – Livia 2 – Fairy tone
Outfit: Evie’s Closet – Petite fairy
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Monique – Gingerbread
Pose/Prop: Little Home (petite)

Look 2:
On Lucie:
Skin: Cupcakes – Emmy – Sunkissed
Hair: Truth – Elisha – Blood w/roots
Eyes: IKON – Ardent – Pewter
Top: Tee*Fy – Rachel’s Ruffle Sweater – Grandmum’s (Collabor88)
Pants: BOOM – Miami Linens – Coral

On Lyssa:
Skin – Belleza – Summer
Hair: Elikatira – Away – Black 04
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Top: (fd) – Button Shirt Side Tucked – Black (Collabor88)
Shorts: (fd) – High Waist Cutoffs – Dark Denim (Collabor88)
Feet: Gos Boutique – Flat

Look 3:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Alyx – Smokey (eye A) – Peach – w/classic lipstick – vintage red (teeth)
Eyes: IKON – Ardent – Moor
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Hair: Magika – Awake – Color pack 3
Dress: Blacklace – Tahlia – Lucky Green
Jewelry: Cae – Sakura (necklace, ring & bracelet)
Hands: SLink – Mesh Hands – Gesture
Nails:
Gos Boutique: Angelina Peeptoe – Silver
Poses: Hopscotch – Standing Pretty 5 (pic 1) & Adorkable – Bam 1 (pic 2)

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fri.day @ Pose Fair 2013!

It’s been a while! Traveling, sick, net issues… but all are better now, or better enough! So, without further ado, here are some of the offerings from fri.day for Pose Fair 2013.

First, fri.day has some awesome new individual pose packs, profile.pose & sweet.sour. Below you can get a glimpse of the profile.pose pack. I model poses 3 & 5 of this pack.

Solitary

That’s 3! My adorable tank is a new top from Zanzibar CreationZ. I am utterly in love with it, and not just because it shares my name and is purple! It comes with an awesome hud and has multiple design choices. I love hud controlled clothes. They keep the (ever increasing) clutter of my inventory down just a bit. Plus, they make it easy to change looks without changing clothes entirely!

The skin is Ramona from Al Vulo, one of the recent TDR Fusion versions. Eyes are from IKON, and the gorgeous pants are from Elate! I really like these pants because they are casual, yet a bit dressier than your usual jeans with their trouser-esque cut. My cute flats are from Tee*Fy.

Here’s a shot using profile.pose 5.

Sparkle

The sweet.sour pack is a really fun one. It’s sassy and flirty. This next pic is sweet.sour 3, and it’s my favorite pose in the pack. It’s great for sassy profile pics! I am dressed in various items from FaMESHed’s April round, including this saucy little sundress from Valentina E. Couture, the new Truth release for FaMESHed, and one of the stunning Maxi Gossamer sets.

Feigned Shyness

Also for Pose Fair, fri.day home has a new release… monkey bars! This prop is FUN. I decided that even though I was all gussied up, you’re never too old (or too dressed up) to play! The adorable swingset you see in the background is from What Next and will be featured in another post soon.

Never too old to play

I’ll have more from Pose Fair later today or tomorrow. It closes on Sunday (April 14th) so be sure you get there and grab all the goodies before then!

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Al Vulo – Ramona – Femme Fatale – Fairy
Eyes: IKON – Ardent – Pewter
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Hair: Lamb – Black Magic – Sun Dried Tomato (tinted)
Shirt: Lucie Cami – Light
Ring: Noodles – Celestual Ring – Silver/Amethyst
Pants: Elate! – Elle Jeans – Denim Light
Shoes: Tee*Fy – Arden Ballerina Flats – Beige Blocking
Poses: fri.day – profile.pose 3 (pic 1) & 5 (pic 2) – Pose Fair

Look 2:
Skin: Belleza – Maya – Medium – Best Buys 01
Eyes: IKON – Ardent – Moor
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Hair: Truth – Tymber – Blood w/roots (FaMESHed)
Dress: Valentina E. Couture – Barely Dress – Paisley Grass (FaMESHED)
Earrings/Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Delightful Dahlia (FaMESHed)
Poses: fri.day – sweet.sour 03 (pic 1) & fri.day home Monkey Bars prop (pic 2) – Pose Fair

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The Forgotten

So, back at the beginning of this month I did some pics for a New Year’s blog. Then I got distracted. Oops. I do that sometimes. Also, can you believe January is nearly over already?

I got my husband to pose with me for a blog pic. He’s reclusive, so this was a special treat. It was actually taken on New Year’s Eve. I have to be honest… it feels like it was far longer than a month ago! My dress is from NiNight Creations. It comes in tons of color options and it’s just so pretty. The detail work on this is spectacular. Rad’s suit is from Fatewear. Behind us you see the cute decor What Next did to ring in the New Year, placed on my Laurel fireplace (also from What Next).

2013

I also grabbed my BFF Rosa for a photo shoot to celebrate the end of 2012 and the start of 2013. This photo box called, appropriately, Countdown was from the December round of My Attic and is by W. Winx. It’s seriously fun. I am not sure if it was an event exclusive, but since it doesn’t have just 2013 on it, it’s something that I know I can use again this New Year’s Eve! Rosa & I are wearing dresses from SySy’s and hair from Exile.

Let the countdown begin

Rosa’s skin is Halo, from Aeva. It’s such a soft and pretty skin, and it suits Rosa so nicely.

My Best Friend

My skin is Lana from Glance. I fell in love with the uniqueness of this skin. It wasn’t quite like any skin I’d seen in SL. I especially love the heavy lidded eyes. They are sleepy and sexy. My necklace is from Maxi Gossamer. I thought a necklace that featured a clock pendant was appropriate for a New Year’s look.

Celebrate

So, there you have it… my New Year’s blog post. It’s still January, so I think it’s in under the wire. Okay, maybe not. But these things were just too awesome to not blog.

~Lucie

Credits
Pic 1
On Rad:
Skin: Belleza – Johan 3E – Medium
Eyes: Poetic – Classic – Dark Soil
Shape: Embody – Blake *modified*
Suit: FateWear – Smith – Void

On Lucie:
Skin: Al Vulo – Lyala – Sunkissed – Holiday Pack
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Bay
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Christy – Rouge (tinted)
Dress: NiNight Creations – Evening Dress With Butterfly – 02

Pose: Embody – Toasted

Pics 2,3, & 4

On Rosa:
Skin: Aeva – Halo – Tone 1 – Linear
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Light Silver + Blue
Hair: Exile – Waiting For Tonight
Lashes: Beetlebones Mesh Lashes
Dress: SySy’s – Sparkle Gown – Teal
Shoes: G Field – Alex – Black

On Lucie:
Skin: Glance – Lana – Fair – w/lip tattoo add on (sold separately)
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Storm
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Hair: Exile – Waiting for Tonight (w/tiara) – Rouge (tinted)
Earrings: Cae – Timeless
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Patience Heart Watch Pendant – Silver
Nails: Izzie’s – Long Metallic
Dress: SySy’s – Sparkle Gown – Silver
Shoes: Decoy – Lea Pumps – Silver
Pose (solo pic): Embody

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Together For Sway

I love when the SL community bands together to help a fellow resident. Sway Dench, owner of Sway’s, is one such resident who currently needs some support. Sway has a benign tumor in her brain, and needs surgery that will require a long recuperation period. Together For Sway is an event organized by Sway’s friends and fellow designers to help her out during this difficult time. You can read more about her story and the event here. You can also get a sneak peek of the many great items available for purchase at this charity event in Seraphim’s gallery of the event. There are so many amazing goodies at this event… I have more than I’ve even photographed, but since the event ends on December 31st, I didn’t want to wait any longer to post some of my haul.

First off, there is this absolutely gorgeous Noelle cottage from Funky Junk. Yes, I know Christmas is over, but guess what? It will be back next year! Just 11 short months from now (don’t hit me, heh) you can take out this Noelle cottage and know that buying it helped out a fellow SLer during a difficult time. And did I mention that it is gorgeous? Also, you can remove the decor because it’s modify, so it doesn’t have to be Christmas-y. Click through to Flickr and hover for notes on where other items are from, or if you have a question, just ask me in the comments!

Noelle Cottage - Together For Sway

This next pic I took on Christmas Day. Our RL Christmas was nice and quiet, and I wanted to reflect that in SL, too. In RL, we have a woodburning stove, and not a fireplace, but we still had a lovely fire! The fireplace in the Noelle Cottage is all decked out for the holidays, and so I curled up on my What Next sofa and put on a comfy pair of PJs from Cracked Mirror. These are the rare reindeer pajamas from The Arcade. A friend knew I was trying for them and graciously gave me an extra pair she had. I was really excited by that! The hot chocolate set on the table is one of the items you can buy at the event for Sway. It’s from What Next and it’s a Christmas version of their chocolatier set. It’s available in a copy version, or for gifting, a transfer version! Again, click through to the Flickr pic for more info on where things are from.

Snowy Christmas Night

One of my favorite games of all time is Scrabble, so when I saw this piece from Apple Fall for Together For Sway, I knew I had to get it. It’s not interactive, but it’s an awesome piece for decor. I put it on my What Next table and sat down as if waiting to make my word! The skin I am wearing was my Christmas gift to myself… it’s Eleonor from Al Vulo, and I am utterly in love with it! You will definitely see more of this one.

Scrabble

That’s all for now! I have a New Year’s Eve blog post in the works, though, so this is not my last one for 2012!

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Al Vulo – Eleonor – Sunkissed
Hair: Truth – Kiki – Blood w/roots
Pajamas: Cracked Mirror – Footie Pajamas – Reindeer

Look 2:
Skin: Al Vulo – Eleonor – Sunkissed – Candy 2
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Storm
Hair: Magika – Intended – Color Pack 2
Sweater: coldLogic – Taylor – Champagne

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This round of The Black Market is soon coming to a close, and there are a lot of really cute goodies to be had. Here I’ll share some of my favorites, though there’s so much more to be seen, so definitely check it out yourself.

I fell in love with this autumn garden set from Cleo Designs. It’s so cute, and comes with so many goodies! The skirt I am wearing is from SAKIDE (it’s a For The Love Of group gift!), and it’s very dramatic, don’t you think? The sexy belly ring is from Ziau. I loved this cosmos top from Iren. All of these items are currently available at The Black Market.

Black Market September

This second look also features SAKIDE, and this is a TBM exclusive item. I thought this top and shorts set was really cute, paired it with some stockings and threw on these boots that Loordes of London has to offer at TBM this round. The adorable light is a prop pose item from Co*Motions, and also at TBM.

Night Light

This skin is Georgie from Al Vulo and it’s so pretty and dramatic, I had to take a closeup shot. Plus, I needed to show off this really sexy hair that was a recent group gift from Truth. If you’re in the subscriber list and didn’t get it, or aren’t yet on the list, go touch the subscriber kiosk in the mainstore, as he usually leaves his gifts in there until new notices replace the old. You get all the colors and I find something so utterly appealing about this almost boyish style on a woman! Both this pic, and the last one, were taken on the Water Reserve sim, which I’ve come to love so much that I should just move in there (and don’t think I haven’t threatened to do just that to Meme)!

Lost in a dream world

As I took both these picks prior to September 30th, they definitely don’t violate the rules of the RYCC! However, I’m not using them in an official capacity because they are from before October began. 😉

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Al Vulo – Georgie – Custard – Black
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Deep Wood
Hair: Elikatira – Return – Red 09
Piercing: Ziau – Devout belly ring
Top: Iren – My Favorite Pullover – Kosmos*
Skirt: SAKIDE – Nuanced Folded Skirt – Grey*
Outdoor set: Cleo Designs – Autumn in the Garden*
Poses: Cleo Designs (built into bench, pic 1), Embody – Elle 3 (pic 2)

Look 2:
Skin: Al Vulo – Georgie – Custard – Red
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Deep Cerulean
Hair: Truth – Sam – Sangria
Top: SAKIDE – Rainy Days Tee*
Shorts: SAKIDE – Canvas Shorts – Black*
Tights: Indi – Tights – Black
Shoes: Loordes of London – Kainus II – Scarlet*
Prop: Co*Motions – Chilling in the Rain Lampost*