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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Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween. I’ll be blogging some pics of my home all decked out for the holiday in days to come, but for now I have a couple of other pics to share.

This first picture features some items from Collabor88’s current round, which has dark, moody colors and lots of spookiness! These boots and dress are from ISON. The boots are so amazing. They move so perfectly with my av and I love the ruched detailing on them. The slip dress is just freakin’ stunning. The way it gathers around the belly, and the wrinkles, god the wrinkles. I’ve spent way more time than is probably normal just admiring the wrinkles… the attention to detail in both of these pieces makes ISON creator Harry Hyx a genius in my opinion. My witchy broom pose is from Ploom and the hair, so delightfully messy, is from Exile and also is at Collabor88. The pumpkin pile is courtesy of What Next, and the spooky plank signs are from Sari-Sari.

Witchy Woman

This next pic features a new release from Pixel Mode, the Woodlands hot tub, which is currently available at The Liaison Collaborative. I fell in love with the rustic charm of this release, and decided to dress it up a bit for a Halloween hot tubbing party, with some help from What Next, Fetch, Ploom and Belleza. The adorable skin I am wearing is one of Belleza’s new group gifts (the other one is in the previous picture in this post!). My hair is from Ploom. It’s called Oh Deer, and includes two versions. One has a built in, deer inspired headband. The other has space for headbands inspired by other animals (sold separately). I’m wearing that version with the cat ears! The headbands are actually compatible with three new Ploom releases, so be sure to check them out.

Halloween Hot Tubbing

However you celebrate today, whether it’s Samhain and a religious festival, or just secular Halloween fun, I hope you enjoy! As for me? Well, I’ll be making Mummy Dogs and watching It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with my husband tonight!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Look 1
Belleza: Ava skin – October Gift Medium w/Ava gloss (sold separately)
Exile: Check Out Time – light reds Collabor88
Buzzeri: Bewitched – Midnight
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
ISON: Silk Slip dress & thigh high hoove boots – both in purple Collabor88
SLink: mesh hands – casual
Ploom: Bad Witch – Pose 6 (curvy) w/broom

Look 2:
Belleza: Brooke skin – October gift medium
Ploom: Oh Deer hair – reds, Animal Headbands – cat
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – Amber
Blacklace: Charlie bikini – Silver Sequins

Decor:
Barnesworth Anubis: Bates House Collabor88
Sari-Sari: Autumn planks – Frank, Mr. Pumpkin, Mrs. Ghost
Dysfunctional Designs: Small patch of leaves – light
What Next: Trick Or Treat Pumpkins, Fall Hanging Lanterns (with posts) – Natural, Pumpkin Cooler, Spiced Pumpkin Cocktail Tray
Fetch: Candle Lantern
Pixel Mode: Woodlands Hot Tub TLC

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

Bandana Day & the end of Hair Fair

Hair Fair 2014 is winding down… today is the final day, so please stop by if you haven’t, or even if you have but didn’t get all the goodies you wanted. While you’re there please consider grabbing one of the many Bandana Day bandanas available. This is such a cool project, where designers create bandanas and the money raised goes entirely to Wigs For Kids. I chose a bandana created by lollipopZ because it has owls and I love owls! It also features such bright, cheerful colors. You can also see my SLink manicure, by Somnia for My Attic, which runs through July 31st.

Bandana Day 2014

In addition to showing you my adorable bandana, I wanted to show off one final style. This one is from Exile, and it was perfect for the dreamy, fantasy mood I was inspired to create by this garden lounger from Sway’s and a couple of cuties from Silent Sparrow and Schadenfreude the Wild Things gacha festival, which is now open! The Sway’s garden lounger is part of this weekend’s Dreaming Tree event, which has a theme of daydreaming. For the rest of today you can grab it for 25% off the regular price at Sway’s mainstore.

The Dreamer calls to nature

Finally, I wanted to show you a closer look this gorgeous new skin from Essences… Greek Goddess. I’m wearing it in Pale 02, which is such a creamy, dreamy porcelain tone. You can find The Greek Goddess in the Essences mainstore.

Dreamer

Credits
Look 1:
Essences: Tila skin – Medium01
lollipopZ: Owl bandana Hair Fair 2014
IKON: Promise eyes – Metal
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
SLink: mesh hands – casual
Cae: Duchess ring
Somnia: Toppled Stars – SLink manicure – Darks My Attic
Repose: Belly – pose 5 (available in August)

Look 2
Fashion:
Essences: TheGreekGoddess skin – pale 02
Exile: Young and Beautiful hair – light reds Hair Fair 2014
IKON: Promise eyes – Mahogany
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Blacklace: Jinger dress – white
SLink: mesh hands – elegant and flat, mesh feet – natural
Flair: SLink manicure – Set 133
Infiniti: Beautiful Day – pose 1, fireflies add-on from Fireflies poses

Decor:
Turnip’s: Sky dome – Enchanted add on pack
Schadenfreude: Magic Wombat – Rare Wild Things
Silent Sparrow: Roo Rat – Fawn Wild Things
Sway’s: Dreamer Garden Lounger – Meadow
Dysfunctional Designs: Frilly pine trees w/sparkles

Dangerous Curves

I wanted to show off some gorgeous Blacklace lingerie and this super sexy Ma Vie pose… so I snagged a couple of victims, and voila.

My beautiful curly hair is from ISON for Hair Fair. I really love the curls he did. There are two curly styles, with subtle (but definite) differences. I am wearing Bee, because I liked the tucked-back-behind-one-ear-away-from-the-face style. My strappy, sexy sandals are from fri.day for the current round of Collabor88.

Dangerous Curves

~Lucie

Fashion Credits:
Glam Affair: Rose skin – Asia 07
ISON: Bee hair – reds Hair Fair
Blacklace: Phoebe lingerie – peach (Also worn are pink and lavender)
SLink: Mesh hands – Casual & Relaxed, Mesh feed – mid
Cae: Arabesque jewelry set
fri.day: Laura heels – sunset Collabor88
Ma Vie: Diaboliques pose The Liason Collaborative

Decor Credits:
tarte: studio skybox
DIGS: Vicomte bed The Liason Collaborative
Seven Emporium: Scoreboard
Collage: Better With Wine – Immortal
Junk: Recycled theater seats – lush

Ready for romance

I had put together a look that was a mix of items from Summerfest and Rhapsody, and when I saw Pixel Mode’s FaMESHed release, I knew immediately how to stage it. This release features a romantic massage table that includes spa items on tables (towels, oils, massage stones). It’s really pretty, and there is a PG version or an adult version. My kimono is from tres blah, for Summerfest. It has a tank that has multiple texture options, including hide. I’ve hidden it in order to show off some very pretty, lacey lingerie from Blacklace. The adorable heels I am wearing are fri.day for Rhapsody (fri.day is in the jazz genre). This super sexy bed hair is Holli from Ploom, also for Summerfest.

Ready For Romance

I am in the beautiful Scarlet Creative house that is just L$88 at Collabor88 until this round ends (just a few more days!). What I’ve always loved about Scarlet Creative’s buildings is how unique and quirky they are. They all have such amazing character, and the Atlantic Stargazer is no different. The old lighted captain’s wheel on the wall is also available at Collabor88, from tarte. It’s a really pretty way to decorate in a summery, beach house vibe. Here’s a better look at it, and also at the stunning Ria skin Belleza has at Summerfest. You can also take a look at my cute disco inspired necklace from Cae for Rhapsody.

Summer Smolder

~Lucie

Fashion Credits
Belleza: Ria skin – Medium 2 Summerfest
Ploom: Holli hair – reds Summerfest
IKON: Promise eyes – Oak
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Cae: Disco Magic necklace Rhapsody
tres blah: Summer kimono – blue floral Summerfest
Blacklace: Kindle lingerie – teal
SLink: Mesh hands – casual, mesh feet – medium
Flair: Nails for SLink – set 213
fri.day: Jezebel heels for SLink – teal Rhapsody
Ploom: Pnup 2 pose 6

Decor Credits:
Scarlet Creative: Atlantic Stargazer prefab Collabor88
tarte: repurposed ship wheel – steel Collabor88
Pixel Mode: Insouciance massage table & accessories FaMESHed
Trompe Loeil: Gyroscope floor lamp – polished
keke: champagne bublissimo galore Rare (prior Arcade item)
What Next: Riviera Beach Parasol – Plain (out the window)
Turnip’s: Skydome with Sandy textures add on
Botanical: Marram Grass – green

Tie the knot

Happy Friday! I have a couple of Fifty Linden Friday releases to show you. It’s also the final couple of hours for Fashion For Life, so do be sure you check it out before it ends at 11:59 pm SLT tonight!

The adorable bench I am sitting on is from Sway’s, as is the knot artwork. These items are both available for L$50 for FLF today, so go grab them! Also for FLF, from fri.day, are my cute heels. The artwork and this gorgeous lingerie set from Blacklace inspired this photo… the concept of “tying the knot.” The candles from Collage for We ❤ Role-Play helped to set the perfect mood.

Tie the knot

My gorgeous skin is Evie by Lumae for The Cart Sale. This beautiful skin can be yours for just L$10!

Bargain beauty

Happy weekend to you all!

~Lucie

Credits:
Fashion
Lumae: Evie skin – honey -Sizzle The Cart Sale
Damselfly: Kippar – light reds Fashion For Life
IKON: Promise eyes – Industrial
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Cae: Shoreline jewelry set
Blacklace: Lydia lingerie set w/bouquet – white
fri.day: Barbie heels for SLink – Blush

Decor:
Scarlet Creative: Atlantic gazer prefab Collabor88
Sway’s: Kyla Chest Bench – natural, Kyla Wall Art – nautical knots mix 2
Collage: Long Nights Candle – Love & Healing We ❤ RP
Schadenfreude: Teal/Teal [Kraken] To the Lighthouse Shelves – small Collabor88

The Childless Mother

I am the childless mother.
Dreams shattered, the pieces
lurk in dark corners
linger in shadows

I am the childless mother.
But not the only one
who weeps silent tears
from a seemingly endless well

I am the childless mother.
My day is not today,
when those who give life
are celebrated

I am the childless mother.
But never alone,
the sorrow cannot overtake
gifts given by those who love me

~Lucie Bluebird

Childless Mother

Dedicated to everyone who was there for me today… and to all who know my sorrow. But most of all, dedicated to the husband who loves me through every day, no matter what.

Credits
SLink: Visage mesh head – Emma
Izzie’s: Maci for Visage head
Argrace: Akane hair – red
Blacklace: Pippa – white (inset picture)
Baiastice: Leather corset – purple The Dressing Room Fusion
SLink: Mesh hands – Casual, Mesh feet – Natural
SLink: Margot ballet slipper (for mesh feet) – black
Kuro In Motion: Shattered mirror prop, Just a Ghost pose (outset picture)
Argrace: Akane pose 3 (inset picture)
Theosophy: Nicholaston skybox

Run to Pose Fair!

Pose Fair 2014 ends today! *runs in frantic circles* So, what are you waiting for? Don’t even read this yet. Go. Right now! Come back here when you’re done.

But if you did happen to see the pic below before you ran off to shop, the adorable prop pose is from Nani Poses and it’s called Spin Cycle.

Laundry Situation: Critical!

Happy last minute shopping!

~Lucie

Credits
Glam Affair: Mokatana – The Diva (former FLF offering)
Ploom: Recycle hair – Reds
IKON: Promise eyes – Mahogany
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes, beach nails for SLink
Blacklace: Pippa lingerie – Peach
SLink: Mesh hands – casual & relaxed, Mesh feet – natural
Nani Poses: Spin Cycle Pose Fair 2014
LAME: Tiara laundry basket
Dutchie: Wicker laundry hamper
Blueberry Hill: Laundry Schedule Sign
LAQ Decor: Scandinavian Villa