The Lovers’ Cottage

I fell in love with the brand new bed Half-Deer released for Collabor88. I wanted to do a super dreamy, frilly Valentine’s type cottage, and the bed was perfect for the room. The Garden Bard Abode from Trompe Loeil was small enough to be cozy for this scene, but has so many windows it would be bright and cheery, too. The calendar is from Pixel Mode, the kitty bed in the corner is from Alouette, the large rug in front of the bed is from brocante and everything else is Half-Deer!

Lovers Cottage

I’m featuring the new Painted Love Collection cats from KittyCatS in this post. If you don’t know KittyCatS, they are breedables (though you can opt to not breed, too) that are truly the best on the grid in my opinion. The KittyCatS team provides the best customer service, and there’s a reason they’ve been around – and relevant – for six long years now! Their website is a great resource if you’re interested in them. This is one of two special collections of kitties that you can buy through March 3rd. My personal favorite in this collection is called Cupid Disarmed. I love the little blue toe pads against the chocolate coloring of this kitten’s feets! His playmate is Birth of Venus, and in the background sleeping in the kitty bed from Alouette you can see two of the Paisley Love kittens. I’m doing a post featuring them next week, so stay tuned for that. But in the meantime, at the end of this post I will share the ad so you can see how cute they are!

Kitten Love

Below you can get a closer look at all five of the kitties available in this collection. From right to left, they are Cupid Disarmed, The Fisherman & The Siren, The Kiss, In Bed The Kiss and Birth of Venus.

Painted Love

~Lucie

Paisley Love Collection
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kittycats-paisley-love-with-names-ad

Credits:
Trompe Loeil: Garden Bard Abode
+Half-Deer+ Dreamrose Princess Bed – Vintage White Collabor88
+Half-Deer+ Heart Fairylight Balloons – Light – Group
+Half-Deer+ Lovely Heart Garland – Spicy – Short
+Half-Deer+ Slumber Lamp – Cat – Pink
+Half-Deer+ Valentine Side Table – Vintage White
+Half-Deer+ Frilly Heart Rug – Neutrals – Bright White
+Half-Deer+ Frilly Heart Rug – Worded – Welcome White (resized to be smaller)
+Half-Deer+ Frilly Heart Rug – Polkadots – Pink (resized to be smaller)
+Half-Deer+ Cat Clutter II – Cat Bed – Neutral
+Half-Deer+ Cat Clutter – Scratching Post – Neutral
+Half-Deer+ Cat Clutter – Toys Toys Toys – Neutral
+Half-Deer+ Cat Clutter – Bowl of Fish – Neutral
+Half-Deer+ Cat Clutter – Bowl of Kibble – Neutral
brocante. throw rug
Pixel Mode: Valentine Calendar – 2016
Alouette – Cat Daybed – Pink

Gathering Warmth

Sometimes when I create scenes for vendor ads for Repose, I wind up liking them enough that I want to blog them. This was one such case, and since I promised in yesterday’s post to show y’all a close up of the outfit I was wearing, this seemed like a great opportunity. I’m wearing a top and leggings from coldLogic’s newest release for their new brand Neve. I love these new releases because they include huds with different color options for each version of top, dress, bottom, etc. Plus, for things with layers, like this adorable top, there’s an option to change the color of the undershirt separately. I was going for a decidedly autumnal vibe with my pumpkin shade for the leggings and the green top. My alt is wearing FATEwear, which always compliments the colors of coldLogic’s releases perfectly!

Gathering Warmth

And I’d like to leave you with this.

Fashion Credits

On Lucie:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body, Stagioni Xtd Leather boots – Bronze
Essences: LouAnn skin – Medium 02
Argrace: hair – Red w/add on checkered bow hud
Buzzeri: Serenity Eyes – Amber N21
Neve by coldLogic: zeezee leggings – lively, breeze top – lively
Cae: Happily Ever After Ring

On Sephie:
Clef de Peu: Robin skin T4 w/black brows & stubble tattoos
Exile: Take It Easy hair – naturals
I.D.: September eyes – Amber The Mens Dept
FATEwear: Robertson shirt, Brian pants
FATEstep: Matthew boots
SLink: Mesh hands, male version – Curl & Grip

Repose: Warmth prop pose (coming soonish)

Decor Credits:
Studio Skye: Autumnal ground texture, mesh land forms, Enchanted Woods trees
Dysfunctional Designs: Wood Chopping block, Frilly Pine Trees, New Pumpkin Garden Plots
Alouette: Weathered greenhouse
What Next: Scarecrow VIP Group Gift
Izzie’s: Tree logs

A place for romance

I needed to create a scene for shooting an ad recently, and I liked it so much I decided to expand on it and blog it! It seemed perfect for the Valentine’s Day season, such as it is. It’s just so sumptuous and feels like a room ready for romance!

A place for romance

~Lucie

Credits
Trompe Loeil: Attic Skybox + Surround
Trompe Loeil: Snow Day Bed White + Drape
Trompe Loeil: Ines Floor Lamp Red Tiles
Sway’s: Love sign – small with nail
Alouette: Happily Ever After Frame Set
Pixel Mode: Sable Vanity
O.M.E.N: #9 Parfum – Black
tres blah: Vanity – Brushes, Platter of Treasures (past Arcade items)
keke: champagne bubblissimo bucket – silver, champagne glass – coupe (past Arcade items)
Atelier Visconti: Brise’ Red Roses Bucket
Atelier Visconti: Vanite’ Armchairs
DIGS: Etienne Side Table
ISPACHI: The Odyssey – Vineyard Platter
Apple Fall: Open book
Kuro & [Con.] – [Just decor] Her slippers (tinted red)
tarte: snow white rug
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Wrapped Roses
Chocolates are from a retired prop pose and are not available

For Amy

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ~Albus Dumbledore

Amy, you are proof this is true. Your strength and courage and openness as you battle for your life is remarkable and admirable. You are a beautiful warrior. You are all the cliches that are corny but exist because of people like you… because sometimes you just can’t find better words for someone.

My life has been better because you’ve been a part of it. You’re dedicated, determined and devoted in your work, and I believe that this will carry you far in everything you do, especially this.

Your talent has brought joy and light and geekiness and laughter to my SL homes. Your kindness has made me believe that, in a world so often dark and cruel, there is light and gentleness yet. I am honored to consider you my friend.

I sincerely hope Leaf on the Wind makes your London dreams come true… because you deserve to have all of your dreams come true.

Love,
Lucie

My outfit is by Somnia and will be available at Leaf on the Wind when it opens on January 10th. Both the top and skirt include a hud to change the colors, and both are available in lights and darks.

For Amy

London Bound

If you are unfamiliar with Amy’s story, and the goal of the Leaf on the Wind event, please visit the Leaf on the Wind blog for more info.

Credits
Fashion:
Belleza: Mae TLC – Fair makeup 5 w/gloss 2
Tableau Vivant: Celestia hair – reds Collabor88
Buzzeri: Lillian eyes – Chlorine
Somnia: Squidgy Jumper – Lights, Cheerio skirt – Lights Leaf on the Wind
Cae: Eternity ring, Interlaced Collar (collar is new for Romp @ mainstore)
Hello Dave: Dark2Nude Ombre nails for SLink
SLink: Mesh hands – casual, Mesh feet – Mid
Livalle: Oxford heels – grape
Schadenfreude: Chibi Cat – Sweetie
Infiniti: Basics pose 10

Decor:
Alouette: Letter Tiles – Live Love Laugh
Mudhoney: Ophelia Console Table – tobacco
Dust Bunny: vintage frames, twinkley twigs
Dysfunctional Designs: Mountain Lodge Retreat

Hello 2015!

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m having a hard time with the whole “wow, it’s another new year already feeling!” But ready or not, 2015 is here! So I threw myself a party for the new year, complete with a buffet and a sparkly dress and some fabulous shoes and jewels and a gorgeous new skin from Glam Affair available at the new round of Uber. My 2015 sign is from Sway’s. It includes built in poses that are a lot of fun, but not very dress friendly, so I’m using a Ploom pose instead. Whether used as decor or to pose on, though, this is seriously cute. There is also an elegant silver and gold version available.

Hello 2015

My jewels are from Cae, and the pearl ring on my right hand is new for Fit For A Princess. It’s so delicate and pretty.

January Jewels

When the party was over, the poor puppy was utterly exhausted, and curled up in his bed by the fireplace… the mantle was still decorated for the season and I couldn’t resist snapping a pic.

Not a creature was stirring

Wishing you all a wonderful 2015!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Glam Affair: December II – Asia 01 Uber
Argrace: Yuzu hair – Auburn
Buzzeri: Lillian eyes – Winter Kustom 9
Foxes: City Lights dress – Navy
Cae: Frostine necklace & earrings, Eternity ring (left hand), Anna ring (right hand) Fit For A Princess (Anna only)
SLink: Mesh hands – casual, Mesh feet – High
fri.day: Opal shoes – navy
Ploom: Winter Is Here – pose 01

Decor:
Dysfunctional Designs: Mountain Lodge Retreat, fireplace tools, Bauble candle tray
Artisan Fantasy: Poinsettia crate – red
Scarlet Creative: Rustic lace table
Lost Junction: Holiday Party food December 2014 Arcade
tres blah: Soiree food December 2014 Arcade
Sway’s: 2015 prop – colorful
ISPACHI: Florian – Puppy Rare October 2014 Arcade
tarte: Snow White rug
Alouette: Paper village gacha
Pixel Mode: Sled with logs

The Writer’s Winter Retreat (Part 2)

This post is a continuation of my last one, which can be read here. Again, it’s graphics/credits heavy so I won’t say much!

This gorgeous set, from Pixel Mode for The Arcade, was part of what inspired the story and the scene.

The Writer's Desk

Mr. Mousley Comes Home

Snow Bunnies

A cozy corner

I’ll be tearing down the scene in the next couple of days… so if you want to stop by to visit it, you have until around 6 am SLT on December 28th!

The Writer’s Winter Retreat

If you’re interested in the contest results, you can read about the top three here. I was truly honored to come in second. Thank you so much!

~Lucie

Credits
Pixel Mode: Willow Log Cabin Winter, Candles – Birch, The Writer’s Room set (Writer’s Room set is at The Arcade)
Half+Deer: Mr. Mouse w/door and snow tracks- Earth Tones set, Snow Day Bunnies – Choco (Bunnies at Collabor88)
Junk: Fireside chair – Dark
What Next: Cedar Log Hatstand (shrunk down to mouse size), Charlotte End Table, Cabin Sign 1 – Welcome – rare (past Arcade release)
Alouette: Plate of Christmas Cookies
Aria: Adelaide decorative book and green tea
Apple Fall: Cottage Dining Stool, Cottage Dining Table
Sari-Sari: Gluehwein Mug, Portable Stove
Consignment: Rope Heart

Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving, and yes, it can be overlooked. Especially with how late it was this year, how close to Christmas, it tends to wind up on the back burner for some. But really, as much as I love this holiday, I don’t need a special day for giving thanks. I am so incredibly grateful every day for the many, truly amazing people in my life and for the good things, even the small things.

Thanksgiving

Before retreating to the warmth of the Thanksgiving table, I spent some time outside in the snow. I had on a cozy sweater and was sipping cocoa, and the truth is, I like the cold and snow (which is good, given where I live in RL!). This gorgeous new skin I am wearing is Eva by Belleza, and it’s one of multiple makeup options coming very soon to Uber.

The cold never bothered me anyway

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Belleza: Eva skin – Uber 07 w/lip gloss Uber
Magika: Beans hair – HUD 01
Buzzeri: Bewitched Eyes – Hazel
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
coldLogic: bratt sweater – peachy, engel leggings – sand
SLink: Mesh hands – casual
Wicked Peach: Winter Basics nails (for SLink)
Cae: Happily Ever After ring

Decor:
Pic 1:
Cheeky Pea: Reston fireplace, Virginia dining set
Alouette: Autumn entry table
breathe: pumpkin
Collage: Give Thanks wall art
Ginger Line: Roasted turkey V1
What Next: Pumpkin pie
Trompe Loeil: Rivershire Waterwheel

Pic 2:
Studio Skye: Enchanted woods, Falling Snow System
What Next: Mug (built into Snowman Igloo – RARE not seen in pic, but the pose used is also in the igloo)

Champagne & Music

I was in a mood to decorate, and I had this lovely living room set from Atelier Visconti for The Garden. I wanted a dramatic coffee table, and DIGS has this tufted coffee table that felt it would go perfectly with the rest of the set. I added DIGS end tables and lamps from Pixel Mode’s Josephine (also at The Garden), and voila! But then I needed a piano, and ofc some books… and assorted decor. After which point, I was fairly tired so I relaxed on my Alouette piano.

Sing me a song

But I was all dressed up, so I decided that maybe I needed to go out for a drink. Except I wasn’t really feeling in the mood for company, so what to do? Ah! A solo glass of champagne in my clock tower bar.

Drinking alone in the clock tower bar

~Lucie

Decor Credits
Pic 1:
tarte: studio skybox
Atelier Visconti: Helena living room set The Garden
DIGS: Narvik end tables, Dalkeith tufted coffee table – Grey suede, Leaf mirror – black
Alouette: Georgia bookshelf – black, Evelyn Piano – black
MishMish: Foodies – tea time tray (Rare) Past Arcade
Pixel Mode: Play It Again Sam wine rack, Josephine lamps The Garden
Collage: Flowers wall art
Standby: Antique camera w/stand – bronze Collabor88
Half+Deer: Sleepy Italian greyhound – black
Dysfunctional Designs: Orchard tree – citrus

Pic 2
Fashion Credits:
Glam Affair: Rose skin – Asia 07
LoQ’ue: Mezcal hair – light reds
IKON: Promise eyes – Mahogany
Mon Cheri:Falsies lashes
Baiastice: Yara dress – teal
SLink: Mesh hands – bag & casual, mesh feet – high
SLink: Priscilla plateau heels – grey glitter (former 21 Shoe exclusive color, many other colors available)
Wicked Peach: Diesel nails for SLink
Repose: Champagne glass prop from To Us pose (available August 9th)

Decor Credits:
Pixel Mode: The Clock Tower skybox
Trompe Loeil: The Dragon & Orchid Home Pub – Dark
Erratic: Vodka, Rum, Mixer set (rare) from the Cocktail Bar set Past Arcade
Keke: champagne bubblissimo bucket – silver Past Arcade

Hair Fair is HERE!

Hair Fair is one of my favorite events of the year. Not only is it fun to go try all the new hairs, Hair Fair benefits an incredible charity called Wigs For Kids. You can read all about Hair Fair 2014 on the official event blog.

As with previous years, Hair Fair 2014 features a clean, easy-to-navigate layout. Since I get lost so easily at events, this is something I’ve always really appreciated. I feel the event organizers go to great lengths to try to make it a fun environment that is as low lag as possible. But this year’s build is just so, so cute on top of all that other good stuff. I had to snap a couple of pics. As in previous years, you’ll find redelivery terminals scattered around the sim, in case lag gets the better of you or you accidentally decline an offer.

Hair Fair 2014 2

Hair Fair 2014 1

For my first Hair Fair 2014 post, I chose one of Ploom’s new styles, Carrie. I love the sleek, somewhat retro feel to this hairstyle. It’s so elegant! I paired it with a sunset colored dress from SySy’s, which goes so nicely with my adorable fri.day wedge heels available at The Seasons Story.

Summer sunset

My beautiful skin is Essences Galadriel, which is also available at The Seasons Story in the new skin tones (which I just love). My jewelry is from Cae, for The Dreaming Tree, so hurry… you can still grab this set for a discount for the rest of today!

The dirigible plums need sun

You will find Ploom on the Brunette sim at Hair Fair. The Hair Fair blog has a fabulously informative post about this year’s event. It breaks down each of the four sims by stores and also features a handy map!

~Lucie

Credits
Essences: Galadriel Skin – medium 01 The Seasons Story
Ploom: Carrie hair – reds Hair Fair 2014
IKON: Promise eyes – green
Cae: Soleil jewelry
SySy’s: Cirella babydoll dress – peach
SLink: mesh hands – casual, mesh feet – medium
fri.day: Rebecca wedges – black The Seasons Story
Ploom: Regal pose 3 – Curvy
Alouette: The Morgana House
floorplan: Dirigible sapling
What Next: Owl doormat
Half+Deer: Lighted pathways – star
Rustica: Skymoon Environment