Goodbye Blithe

You may have heard the sad news that Blithe has closed. I visited last night to take on final pic. I love printed canvas sneakers, and these floral printed Ulla sneakers from Ingenue won me over as soon as I saw them. They remind me of the Keds I loved so much as a teen. My jean shorts are a recent Mainstore release from Just Because. More stores have been doing Mainstore releases lately, and I have to say I’m finding it refreshing! I love events, but I miss the days of discovering things at a Mainstore, too. Speaking of Mainstore releases, my hair from Exile is another recent one! My cute, strappy tank is from Neve and you can find it at the current round of The Liaison Collaborative.

Goodbye old friend

Last month [TheSkinnery] released a new Catwa applier called Lily. I loved it immediately, but it took me ages to get my shape tweaked just right for it. I’m finally thrilled with it, and of course that meant it was picture time! I’m also wearing Catwa eye appliers from [TheSkinnery] which are available at Rewind’s 1980s Roller Rink round. In addition to the Catwa appliers, there are also mesh eyes for those that prefer them.

Sunshine in her eyes

I will truly miss Blithe. Some of my most favorite pics were taken on one of the sims of Blithe, and I am really grateful to Harlow and Jess for their hard work on it.

~Lucie

PS. Did you notice my hair is kinda reddish again?

Credits:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Kimberly mesh head
[TheSkinnery]: Lily Catwa applier – Honey tone w/Lily lip kit lipstick
[TheSkinnery]: Skin Essentials for Catwa (blush)
[TheSkinnery]: Don’t Speak eye appliers – 1 Rewind
Veechi: Catwa Lashes
Exile: Breakeven hair – Natural fusion
Neve: Fetch top – Neutrals The Liaison Collaborative
Just Because: Lisa shorts – ripped version
Ingenue: Ulla sneakers – Flora
What Next: Hampton Dock Pillow – Yellow Floral

Carnal Innocence

Blueberry has this stunning Mykonos lingerie gacha for The Arcade. There are lots of options to win, and I particularly liked the rare robe. I’ve been playing around with my various Catwa heads lately, and I realized I’d never blogged Amy yet. I found a skin applier (Daria) at Insol that I simply adore on this head. There’s something so sweet but sexy about this face. The wide eyes, the pouty mouth. And I love it with the freckles, but you get both freckles and non-freckled versions.

I wanted a scene that felt indulgent and lush, and the natatorium at Blithe was perfect for that.

Carnal Innocence

My hair is also an Arcade release, from Exile. As usual, there are two styles in the Exile gacha. Both are dramatic, very over-the-top and tons of fun, but I particularly love the windblown, messy, just had a tumble in bed look of this one, which is called Hot. And man, is it ever!

Tyger, Tyger burning bright

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Amy mesh head
Insol: Daria applier – peach
Buzzeri: Prom lashes (falsies version)
Izzie’s: freckles body applier
IKON: Triumph eyes – Loam
Blueberry: Mykonos lingerie – Robe (RARE) White, armlorals – white, panties – white The Arcade
fri.day: Rowena heels – cloud

Rack ’em up!

I really wanted a t-shirt type dress because of Thomas Rhett’s song T-shirt. I mentioned that to Annie Melson, the talented creator behind Just Because and she liked the idea enough to do it! It’s called the Zoe T-Shirt Dress and it’s really freakin’ cute, as you’ll see below. I paired it with the special edition Harper clogs fri.day released for the Pulse Fundraiser. If you haven’t heard about this yet, it’s a great event to raise money to help the victims from the horrific shooting that took place in Orlando last month. Some really amazing designers have come together to donate their talent to help raise money. On top of that, there are auction boards… but more about that in just a minute. I wandered over to Blithe and found this really awesome scene. It was sort of dark and moody and sexy and it suited my mood and my outfit perfectly, I felt. I hopped up on the pool table, and while this table (from Apple Fall) does have built in poses, I decided to use a recent release from Infiniti for the pic instead.

Rack 'em up

My adorable hair is from Truth and it includes a version with a cat ears headband that’s just cute as hell. You can find it at The Fantasy Collective’s special After Dark round through July 15th. I’m wearing one of Catwa’s more recent mesh head releases, Helena. I love this face so much, and DeeTaleZ created an applier for it that is so beautiful it’s actually why I bought the head! The applier is called Fable. I have a LOT of mesh heads and appliers at this point, but this is probably my favorite combination yet. My necklace is from Cae’s current FaMESHed release, and it’s really lovely. I decided to mix up the metals and am wearing a combo of silver and rose gold. There’s also a choker that has gems and earrings available to go with this.

Scarlet Hustler

Okay, so now about the Pulse auction boards. There are a bunch of talented creators and photographers, along with some date boards… you can win some time with someone or win some amazing prizes. Like Blueberry fatpacks for life. It’s definitely worth checking out. Yours truly even has a board, and if you bid on me and win you’ll get early access to Whimsical, before it’s open to the public for a lag free shopping experience. I’ll also do your profile picture, and give you L$2500 in store credit at Repose, the pose store I co-own with my husband. And Sanura Snowpaw, who owns Somnia, generously added L$2500 in store credit to my board. It’s all for a good cause… 100% of the proceeds go to the fund set up by Equality Florida. So even if you don’t bid on me, consider checking out the boards and bidding on someone else!

And now, I’ll leave you with this…

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Helena mesh head
DeeTaleZ: Fable applier in mixedtype tone
Truth: Loni mesh hair – Reds The Fantasy Collective
Buzzeri: Moka eyes – Amber
Cae: Mila necklace FaMESHed
Just Because: Zoe t-shirt dress
fri.day: Harper clogs – buck Pulse Fundraiser
Infiniti: Happy pose – 2M (pic 1)
Glamrus: Sweetie pose – 7 static (pic 2)

Almost summer

I did this pic before I left for vacation, and called it “Spring Stroll.” But it’s almost summer now, and even here at 9,000 feet in Colorado, it feels like it! We finally have leaves on our aspens and wildflowers are blooming… and it’s really lovely.

In Second Life, I found a lovely spring scene at Blithe, and decided that this top from Just Because suited my mood. It’s summery but also very boho, and I looooove all the boho stuff that’s come out lately. Plus, hello boobs! It’s super sexy! The skirt is from Blueberry and the sandals are fri.day. True story… I hate shoes in RL, but I kind of wish I had these sandals in RL. That’s saying something!

My hair is from Exile at The Arcade, one of two styles you can win. My adorable corgi companion is also at The Arcade, from Jian. The stunning necklace I have on is from Cae, and I promise to get a closer shot of this one because it has a star and I love stars. But in the meantime, you can check it out yourself at FaMESHed.

Spring Stroll

Happy Friday everyone!

~Lucie

Credits:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Candy mesh head
Glam Affair: Kumi Catwa Applier – Jamaica
Exile: Stay hair – reds The Arcade
ikon: Triumph eyes – field
Cae: Nova necklace FaMESHed
Just Because: Winnie shirt
Blueberry: Britain denim skirt
fri.day: Sophie sandals – sierra
SLC Body Language: Quiet pose 3m
Jian: Beach Corgis – companion – Sable The Arcade
Location: Blithe

Balancing Act

I’ve been balancing RL health issues with SL stuff, so I felt like shooting a picture that symbolized this. I went to – yes, you guessed correctly – Blithe and found this log bridge, and it was the perfect setting for how I’ve felt of late. I’m wearing a dress I love from Neve. I think it’s sexy and cute and quirky all at once. It also has a scarf that you can show or hide via the hud. I have it hidden for this pic, but it’s truly lovely and dresses up the look fabulously. My boots are from Reign, for the Sad November event. I love these boots. They remind me a bit of fringed ankle boots I had in 1988.

Balancing Act

I’m also wearing Pink Fuel’s beautiful & newly released Morgana applier for the Catwa head. I’m honestly still learning all the things my various mesh heads can do, but one thing I did learn was that I could add eyeliner from the hud for this head (which you can also tint), and I did so here. I had a fitting issue with my Catwa head, so I messaged the creator Catwa Clip. She was so helpful, and got back to me really fast. Good customer service is something I really value, so I wanted to point that out. We so often hear the bad customer service stories and less often hear the good ones! It turned out I simply had an old version of the head, so it was an easy fix.

Autumn Daydreamer

It’s kind of unusual for me to wear gold anything, but this eyeshadow is really almost a bronze shade, and it worked so well with the colors in the dress. And I won’t deny it, the colors sort of made me think a little of Ravenclaw house colors. Yeah, I’m that dorky. My beautiful cameo jewelry is from Lost Junction, and can be found at The Gacha Garden. I’ve a long love of cameos, and there are so many different designs you can play for in this set.

~Lucie

Credits

Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Jessica mesh head
Pink Fuel: Morgana appliers for Catwa – Peach
Tableau Vivant: Cameron hair – reds
Buzzeri: Serenity eyes – Amber
Neve: Embrace dress – linear
Lost Junction: Cameo Collection – Girl The Gacha Garden
Izzie’s: Sheer tights for Maitreya body
Reign: Fringe boots – Camel Sad November
Location: Blithe

Don’t wanna sleep

I love the nap tubs from floorplan for The Epiphany. They’re seriously cute, and look so cozy I wish I had one just like them in RL. They have a jumping animation built in, and this is how I feel right now. Like I’d rather jump on the bed than sleep! We’re leaving for a 1200 mile road trip tomorrow (be back Wednesday night), and I am so excited I’m finding sleep elusive. I decided this would be a perfect way to show off the silly gift Izzie’s released at Geeks ‘N Nerds… googly eyed pasties! There’s also ones you can wear over your eyes. They come in both static and animated versions. My hair is another Geeks ‘N Nerds release, from Olive, and my skin is by Atomic and can be found at The Epiphany!

Don't wanna sleep

I took the photo on one of the docks at Blithe. And now, it’s time for sleeping and vacationing! See soon!

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Atomic: Lilith skin – Sugar 4 The Epiphany
Olive: Paloma hair – reds Geeks ‘N Nerds
Izzie’s: Weather necklace – Snow & Rain The Epiphany
Izzie’s: Googly eye pasties Geeks ‘N Nerds
Izzie’s: Mesh alpha lashes
Just Because: Cora shorts
Floorplan: Nap Tub – Polka Dots (Rare) The Epiphany