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Autumn Ana

LAQ’s been on a roll lately with the mesh heads. Ana is one of the four currently available bento heads at LAQ. I really love this head. The face is so sassy and flirty. I’ve added freckles, also by LAQ, which are really cute. Of course, it’s full on autumn here in Colorado with the aspens changing to yellow, so naturally I have a pumpkin spice latte, courtesy of Reign’s Fall Vibes collection at The Arcade. My hair is from Exile and you can find it at Collabor88 The hat is optional, but super cute so I had to wear it. I’m wearing eyes from [theSkinnery].

Ana

My shorts and cozy top are both Neve releases currently available at FaMESHed. My knee high socks are appliers from Izzie’s and the woven boots I’m wearing are from Reign’s second machine (Fall Essentials) at The Arcade. My bag is also Reign, and it’s rigged which makes me so happy. It’s from the same Fall Vibes gacha collection as my latte.

Autumn Adventress

Full credits, including decor, below!

~Lucie

Fashion Credits:
Maitreya: Lara Mesh Body
LAQ: Ana bento mesh head w/LAQ’s freckles applier (sold separately) tone 1.5
[theSkinnery]: Don’t Speak eyes 1
Exile: Break The Rules hair w/hat – Reds Collabor88
Neve: Dormitory top, Tawna shorts FaMESHed
Hello Dave: Fourth nail appliers
Reign: Doodle Cup Latte PSL #5, Fall Vibes Traveler Bag Sight See’r #9, Oxley Woven Boots fatpack – Rare
Izzie’s: Overknee socks applier
Infiniti: Better To See You With – Pose 4

Decor Credits:
Trompe Loeil – Le Fay Cottage w/garden (slightly modified)
JIAN Cat Pumpkin :: Smol and not smol, Napping
+Half-Deer+ Scattered Acorns – Bright – Big Group, Scattered Acorns – Bright – Long Group, Scattered Acorns – Dark – Big Group, Scattered Acorns – Dark – Small Group
Apple Fall Pumpkin – Fairytale IV, Pumpkin – Sweet Dumpling I
[DDD] Pumpkin – Saggy
[Brixley] happy halloween door mat (not sure this is available any longer)
{what next} ‘Welcome’ Pumpkin, Bellevie chair/firepit set, Apple Cider Tray
Cheeky Pea: Poetry Autumn Bench
Happy Mood: Garden Tree09 with Lights – yellow a, Garden Tree07 – yellow a, Garden Tree08 with Lights – orange c

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Pastel Winter

Since my 2nd week in SL, I have been a redhead. I’ve done a handful of blog posts (often fantasy ones) where I used a different color, but even then I usually went for one with red highlights, if possible. But for some reason I found myself recently compelled to try something new. I decided that pastels would be pretty on this soft skin, with these lovely violet/rainbow eyes from Buzzeri (which are at The Epiphany). This is kind of a big deal for me, because I’m pretty sure that somewhere I’ve said – at least once – that Lucie would always be a redhead. And odds are, I’ll go back to red soon. But I want to experiment a bit first, I think.

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that I would show you a closeup of Glam Affair’s pretty Hanna applier from Memento Mori. The important thing to know is that while there are a couple of pretty, more natural options on this skin, it also comes in versions with blood! Because Memento Mori, of course, is an event that has a macabre vibe. I do, however, appreciate that Aida Ewing did a couple of versions that were softer. The tone is Polar (which just so you know is NOT built into the Maitreya hud – I had to go get the appliers for it at the Mainstore. It’s also not built into the hud for Vista’s bento hands, so I have the Maitreya hands on here), which is so pale it’s kind of fantasy in and of itself, but this super soft makeup made it look so wintry and I fell in love with it. My hair is a recent Mainstore release from Truth, and my adorable Love Birds necklace is by Cae. It has two little leaves you can customize with initials of your choice (or you can hide one or both). Mine has an L and an R (for “Radagast,” my husband’s SL name). My lashes are Izzie’s for LeLutka, and I love all the different styles you get.

Time for a change

I also have to share the amazing Aurora dress that Annie Melson of Just Because released at Uber. The story behind this design is utterly adorable. Annie’s teenage daughter drew this design! So she made the dress in SL, and she’s paying her daughter for her work. Also, they plan to do more together! It’s just the loveliest story of encouraging her daughter’s dreams and being an awesome mom. I completely adore this. I have said it many times, but Annie is one of the kindest, most genuine people I’ve met in SL. And she’s so talented, a trait she and her daughter clearly share!

My shoes are Grace from Gos. If you missed it, he recently updated a bunch of his older shoes to be compatible with Maitreya and SLink bodies. I’ve always loved his work, so this made me super happy!

Pastel Winter

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LeLutka: Simone bento mesh head
Glam Affair: Hanna applier – Polar 06 Memento Mori
Truth: Miriam hair – Pastels (wow, it feels weird not typing “reds” there. Just saying.)
Buzzeri: Okina eyes – Rainbow (Rare) The Epiphany
Izzie’s: Lashes for LeLutka
Just Because: Aurora Dress Uber
Gos: Grace sandals
Izzie’s: (pic 1) Headshot – Pose 2 (long hair)
Picture This: (pic 2) Shy Chic – pose 2 Mirror

Decor:
Apple Fall: Confetti Balloons
Trompe Loeil: Eloise Conservatory + Pool
Studio Skye: Enchanted Woods trees

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24 Months Of Collabor88

Collabor88 has been my favorite event ever since it opened. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of events that I love and adore, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say Collab stole my heart long ago. I don’t think there’s been a single round I haven’t shopped. So when I heard about the blogger search, I agonized over what to do, how to define my entry. I knew I wanted to only feature items from this and past rounds of the event, but that wasn’t enough. Finally, it came to me this past week. I went to the Collabor88 catalog and went back as far as the galleries go, which turns out to be March of 2014. I determined I was going to incorporate at least one item from every single round since.

I went through every single catalog and found items in my inventory from that round to work with, starting with the build by Dust Bunny and working from there. Aside from my mesh body (Maitreya’s Lara) and my mesh head (Catwa’s Annie), everything in the scene below – including my nail appliers and eyes – came from one of the past 24 rounds of Collabor88. I will credit by round below the pics, starting with the most recent round and ending in March 2014. Aside from my earrings, I owned all of these items prior to this month’s Espionage themed round. My earrings are from a round that was in the summer and everything I owned for it was out of place for the scene. Including my poor but adorable bubble blowing crab.

Collabor88 Blogger Search 2016

Close up, to show off the gorgeous necklace by Maxi Gossamer, the stunning Catwa applier from The Skinnery and the lovely mesh eyes from Atomic, all of which are available at the current round!

Collabor88 Blogger Search 2016

And the little details… nail appliers by Atomic and a ring by Yummy.

Little Details

Good luck to all who’ve entered!

~Lucie

February 2016: Espionage
The Skinnery: Maddie applier for Catwa – Milk
Atomic: Espionage eyes – Denim Blue
Maxi Gossamer: Mata Hari Mesmer necklace – High
Pixicat: Femme Fatale Dress – Glitter
half-deer & Le Poppycock: *Kitty Galore* Cat I (rez)

January 2016: Holographic
Dust Bunny: Sleepless Attic Skybox
What Next: S Storage Box -Metallics 2

December 2015: Nordic Winter
Second Spaces: Nordic Winter Lounge totally faux fur rug

November 2015: Autumn Blues
What Next: Vermont Hot Chocolate Tray – Autumn Blue
Half-Deer: Cozy Cat (if I fits, I sits) – Choco Point

October 2015: Burtonesque
tarte: Handmade Chandelier

September 2015: Muted Coven
Atomic: Witchcraft nails 2 – applier for Maitreya
Yummy: True Fate ring – Silver purple

August 2015: Daydream
{anc} flottante puppy. cream . standA / withCollar
{anc} flottante puppy. cream . layA / withCollar

July 2015: Under The Sea
Lark: Cambria Basket – E.) Simple

June 2015: Summer Punch
Maxi Gossamer: Amalfi Summer Nights earrings

May 2015: Into The Light
MishMish: My Desk Mailbox w/letters (Sky)

April 2015: Pretty In Punk
MishMish: Punky Skunk – Perfume

March 2015: Moonless Night
fri.day: Audrey Pumps – coal

February 2015: My Love
Consignment & Floorplan: Branch Light

January 2015: OMG! Unicorns!
Floorplan: Unicorn Silhouette Frame

December 2014: Snow Day
Consignment & Floorplan: The Librocubicularist’s Library – Blue
Second Spaces: snow day table – white
Second Spaces: snow day books – messy stack

November 2014: Modern Alchemist
Lark – Elemental Bookcase (5)

October 2014: Spoopy Motel
Floorplan: lantern clock – purple

September 2014: Miami Electric
Tableau Vivant: Upshaw w/side bangs – Autumn hud

August 2014: Odyssey
Apple Fall: Charlotte’s Pears

July 2014: Safari Chic
tarte: elephant plush (rez)

June 2014: To The Lighthouse
tarte: repurposed shipwheel (steel)
marukin: [light] garden beauty pose

May 2014: Turntables & Milkshakes
Mish Mish: Poodle in a cushion – Cream

April 2014: Watercolors In Bloom
Intrigue Co.: Framed Watercolor Painting (Blue): Cat

March 2014: Back To Business
Half-Deer: Silk and Pearls Chair – Cream

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Temptation (NSFW)

I rarely do anything that’s NSFW. In fact, this might be the first time I’ve ever had nudity on this blog. But I was photographing a vendor ad for Repose, and I decided I really loved the pic and wanted to do my own spin on it and blog it. This pose gave me a fun opportunity to use two of the Tableau Vivant hairstyles for The Arcade. They’re all very dramatic and awesome for photography. I am wearing Erratic’s sexy lingerie release for the current Collabor88, and my alt has on a sexy lingerie set from Blacklace. This scene was taken inside the new Asian Loft skybox from DaD that is available at The 24 event. It’s a limited edition, so be sure to check it out!

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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

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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

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Home & Garden Expo!

The annual Home & Garden Expo benefitting Relay For Life is officially open. There are a lot of goodies, spread out over 9 sims, so plan ahead and make use of the sim maps, which you can download here.

This is the new Darcy Cottage from Funky Junk, which is available at the HGE. The living room is adorable, with sunbeams coming through the windows (they can be removed, if desired). I am using Apple Falls RFL item, this beautiful wingback chair, in two of the 7 colors you get for just L$250. The Kiss & Hug sign is from Revival, and is also at the HGE.

Autumn Living

The HGE has allowed direct landmarks to the stores, which I think is a fabulous idea for such a large event. Below you’ll find the slurls for the stores featured in this post.

Apple Fall

Funky Junk

Revival

Be sure to stop by and check out this amazing event. It’s really quite epic, and if that’s not enough, it’s also for a great cause.

~Lucie

Credits
Funky Junk: Darcy Cottage Home & Garden Expo
Revival: Kiss & Hug sign Home & Garden Expo
Botanical: Aspen Trees (seen out the windows)
Apple Fall: Wingback chairs 1 & 5 Home & Garden Expo
Zigana: texture change rug
Dysfunctional Designs: Lil’ Pumpkin Candle, Single Pumpkin
Pilot: Crate Pumpkin Display
MishMish: Candle Lantern – Aqua

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Happy Birthday, Collabor88!

The current round of Collabor88 celebrates three years of this awesome event. As is the custom every year, the birthday edition is HUGE! I have many things I want to share so I won’t blather on.

First up a bit of decor. All the times in this pic, save for my Turnip’s skydome and Botanical cacti, are from Collab’s birthday bash. Full credits will follow, but this beautiful build is from Scarlet Creative. There’s a version of this build without the bright colors, but I really loved them so I went for the colorful one.

Where the goddess relaxes

If you’re a skin junkie (like me), you’re in luck because there are multiple skin stores participating in Collab’s birthday round. Below you can see one of the versions of Belleza’s lovely Grace skin, available at Collabor88. My gorgeous jewels by Cae are coming soon to the next round of Fit For A Princess.

Lady In Waiting

I have been lacking in home and garden posts of late, so I decided to stage my pic in the lovely new Lima Bean home from Windsong (formerly emm*shop), with some beautiful, romantic furniture from Pixel Mode. My lovely lingerie is by Blacklace.

Long Distance Love

I will have more from Collabor88’s birthday round in the next few days… stay tuned!

~Lucie

Credits
Pic 1:
Scarlet Creative: Jasmine house – colorful Collabor88
8f8: Blossom Throne – Poseidon Collabor88
Second Spaces: Odyssey pillow stack, Odyssey wall art Collabor88
tarte: ceramic sun mirror Collabor88
Zigana: Odyssey dresser – forest Collabor88
Commoner: Bolt Statue Collabor88
Apple Fall: Charlotte’s Pears, Key Lamp Collabor88
Kuro: Anfisa side table Collabor88
Turnip’s: Skydome with sandy texture add on
Botanical: Prickly pears

Pics 2 & 3
Home credits:
Windsong: Lima Bean house
Pixel Mode: Josephine bed, nightstand, covered lamp
floorplan: Eiffel Tower marquee light

Fashion credits:
Belleza: Grace skin – C88 med 7 Collabor88
Truth: Freya hair – reds
IKON: Promise eyes – Scoria
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Blacklace: Bellios lingerie – black & nude
Cae: Entwined set Fit For A Princess (coming soon!)
SLink: Casual hands, medium feet
L. Warwick: Luscious platform heels (for SLink) – Noir
Infiniti: Female basics pose – 45

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The Time Travelers’ Clock Tower

Pixel Mode has an absolutely amazing release at FaMESHed this month, and if you haven’t been yet you really owe it to yourself to go check out this skybox. I’ll be honest… I am rarely even the skybox sort. I like having doors to the outside. But the moment I saw this, I feel head over heels in love. It’s so unique and quirky, but beyond that the detail on this build is utterly exquisite. The surrounds on this skybox include a version called Earth View. My sister Isley saw it and said it was like a view from the TARDIS. My inner geek loved this, and so I decorated this while trying to imagine what the Pond’s suite in the TARDIS might’ve looked like.

The furniture in this first pic is also from the current round of FaMESHed, from Trompe Loeil.

TARDIS Suite TARDIS

This build has a gorgeous loft, with a bathroom off of it. I set this up as the Pond’s bedroom.

Dreams of Melody

Here are some pics of the bathroom. The shower is fully functional, with both single and couple poses. It can also be removed.

Wash time away

Lessons for Sochi

This is a must have build for any sky dwellers who, like me, prefer the unusual and love richly detailed builds. Be sure to check it out!

~Lucie

Credits
Pixel Mode: Clock Tower Skybox FaMESHed

Pic 1:
Trompe Loeil: Ines Chair Nostalgia – Rose & Plum, Ines Coffee Table – Natural, Ines Wall Fountain, Ladder Shelf Natural + Books, Ines Floor Lamp Tan Diamonds all @ FaMESHed
Half-Deer: Romeo & Juliet Hedgehogs Mingle
Imeka: Heart Cookies

Pic 2:
Trompe Loeil: Gramercy bedroom suite – Black/Silks
MudHoney: Fleur Runner
LISP: Slippers Decor
Apple Fall: Baby Dresser – Mahogany, Crib – Mahogany, Baby Changer – Mahogany, Nelly the Ele, Lotions
Intrigue: Plushie Pals: Otis the Pug
Pixel Mode: Love Doves Wall Art

Pic 3:
Schadenfreude: PurpleyPink & YellowPink Flower Votive Candles Mingle
Vespertine: fresh peppermint soap/unwrapped, gardener shrub soap/unwrapped, pack of soaps, hand creme, tea tree lotion, sheabutter lotion
Pixel Mode: Towels (from Natural Hot Tub set – not pictured here, but post featuring it to come soon)
Dutchie: towel on the ground, linen chest, bathrobe blue
MudHoney: Eva Mirror

Pic 4:
Dutchie: trash basket
DIGS: Leaf Mirror – White
What Next: Candles (from Rosa pallet shelf and tinted)
Apple Fall: Scented Candle – Sandalwood

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Homeward Bound

It’s been a while since I did a home blog post, so I have a few pics to share. I’m not feeling very chatty tonight… shocking, I know! So, I’m just gonna give ya the goods.

This beautiful bed from Kuro was for The Theme Park’s Vintage Romance edition, which comes to an end tomorrow at 11:59 pm SLT. I checked with Luana, though, and this will be available in her mainstore soon, too!

Vintage Dreams

I’ve blogged these recycled theater chairs from Junk before, but I just adore them, so I incorporated them into my living room again.

Bright Ideas

This is the loft space in the Trompe Loeil Sparrow Hill Lodge for Collabor88 for January. You have just a few days to go grab it (and lots of other goodies) at its discounted price. I wanted to make an artist’s loft.

The Artist's Loft

This new living room set from Sway’s comes in two color palettes, warm & cool. Plus, there’s a special Valentine’s Day version at a newer event called The Collage, so check that out, too. This is the cool version.

By the fire

~Lucie

Credits

Pic 1:
Kuro: Vintage Dreams bed & lamp
Cheeky Pea: Bridge’s Dresser
Pixel Mode: Crono Chair – white, Flower Wire Floor Lamp
Junk: Wanda magazine table – oak
floorplan: open heart book

Pic 2:
Cheeky Pea: Big Bang Periodic Table Wall Art
Junk: Recycled Theater Chairs – vintage, Arrow shelf – wood, Pulley Light
Llorisen: Papy clock shelves w/books – ash

Pic 3:
Cheeky Pea: Painter’s Armchair
Vespertine: Crafty working table, artistic supplies
Second Spaces: Craft Room stamps, papers, ribbons, punches, paints, crafts on the go (former Arcade items, now in mainstore)
What Next: Florence shelf w/drawers – arty
Apple Fall: Paint can, Canvas rack – painted
LISP: Paint Me A Picture Easel 2

Pic 4:
Cheeky Pea: Crail Bookcase – Chalk
Sway’s: Caroline living room – cool