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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

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My other house is a TARDIS

The Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair wraps up tonight, so if you haven’t been yet, do be sure to hurry on over! I’m not going to blather on because I have stuff to share, and due to being under the weather in RL, I haven’t shared it sooner. So… here’s the goods!

My adorable top is from ISON for Geeks ‘n’ Nerds. The “shirt” layer under it is texture change via a hud. The tights are from SySy’s as part of The Main Event.

Visit with the birds

You have may have heard of this little event called The Arcade. This gorgeous skin is from Glam Affair and is one variation of their Arcade skin Gemma. It’s youthful and gorgeous, and I fell hard for this face. The hair is a subscriber gift from Truth, so if you missed it, check the history on the subscriber in the store to see if it’s still available for redelivery! My eyes are from IKON, and they are from the Spectral eyes line he released at the current round of FaMESHed. They come with an awesome HUD and are definitely worth checking out. Best news is they’re still just L$150! I am only wearing the texture layer here, and for those who aren’t into mesh eyes, you still get all 5 sizes of texture eyes, too.

What a Gem...

This next pic features items from various stores and events, including Geeks ‘n’ Nerds. Full credits below, but the laptop, MP3 player and wires are all from Vespertine for Geeks ‘n’ Nerds.

My other house is a TARDIS

Here’s a closer look… the adorable little kitten curled up on my laptop is from Fabuleux and has holding poses. I just couldn’t resist rezzing her, and we all know cats love laptops.

Not a creature was stirring

More soon!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion
Glam Affair: Gemma – Europa 05 F w/Moles 01 The Arcade
Truth: Fernanda hair – subscriber gift
IKON: Spectral eyes – Quicksilver FaMESHed
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
ISON: embossed sweatshirt – white Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
SySy’s: Diamond tights – Cherry The Main Event
Apple Fall: Hugg boots – Reindeer
Scene w/poses: W. Winx/Flair BICO – Snow Cardinals

Home Decor
Dysfunctional Designs: Lovely Lil Log Cabin, Holiday Tree
junk.: midwinter fireplace, ropey shelf – blue
vespertine: geekbook, MP3 player & ❤ cable deco – cloud Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
tarte.: worn rug
DIGS: Festive Cookie Plate, Joyful Bottle Decor – White/Aqua
Fabuleux: Luna the Kitty, Xmas Reindeer Light – BlueSnow
A.D.D.Andel!: Winter Memories frame
Art Dummy: wintertide chair – Four Walls Hunt gift
DIGS: Joyful Bottle Decor – White/Aqua [MESH]

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Apple Fall for Shoetopia & FLF!

A quickie tonight before you run out of time to go grab these Fifty Linden Fridays goodies I took pics of today.

Apple Fall & FLF

These cozy, comfy chairs are from What Next for FLF, and come in four colors with texture change pillows. Also for FLF is the seriously cute tray of cookies and cocoa by Teawood. My snuggly boots are by Apple Fall and you can find them at Shoetopia, which is now officially open! These cute boots are unisex and you get both the male and female versions. They also come in a wide array of colors, many of which are perfect for the impending holiday season!

Stay tuned for more shoegasms!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion
Essences: Song – Goth 02 – The Dressing Room Fusion
Exile: Falling For You hair – Dark Reds
IKON: Perspective eyes – Oak
The Secret Store: Oversized knit sweater – print/chalk
Maitreya: footless tights – coal
SLink: Mesh hands – casual
Ma.Vie: Nails for slink – Metallics Shoetopia Gacha
Apple Fall: Hugg boots – wool Shoetopia

Decor
What Next: Cubby chairs – red & green plaid Fifty Linden Fridays
fri.day: worn side table
Teawood: Gloomy November Tray Fifty Linden Fridays
Fraidy Cat Designs: Fall Arrives! Maple Leaf Decor The Outlet
Barnesworth Anubis: Bozeman Barn

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My Bungalow: Part 1

I fell in love with the Barnesworth Anubis Carraway Bungalow that was part of Collabor88 in August. It’s a big house, so it took me a while to decorate it! I have a LOT of pics for this house, so I decided to break it down into two posts.

I modified this house a good bit, in terms of textures. Some of the walls I just tinted, and some I used wallpaper on. Unlike some mesh houses, that was possible with this one. It took some trial and error, but it was a lot of fun to do. I like customizing houses, so that they feel more “me.” I never used to do this, but my BFF Rosa got me hooked, and now I love it.

So, here are the pics… or at least the first batch. I’ll try to keep my comments to a minimum. As always, please click through the pics to see them bigger in Flickr. You’ll also find notes on each pic with where each item is from. If I missed something (I hope not!) or you want more info, feel free to ask in the comments here or on Flickr, or IM me in world.

Autumn Daze

Porch

I have to say this… the Carraway comes with several gorgeous built in cabinets and shelves. The best part? They are all functional, meaning they open!

Mantle

I wanted to particularly point out the adorable Friends artwork seen in this next collage because it is an item from Sway’s for the current round of The Arcade, and you only have a few more days to go try to win it!

It's the little things

Live comfortably

This college shows the dining room built in, which I photographed with some doors open, so you could get a better idea for what I mean about what an awesome detail this is.

And everyone was invited

The second post will be coming soon, so keep an eye out for it!

~Lucie

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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