Autumn Leaves

I spent a couple of weeks working on setting up a skydome for a last call autumn pic. I’d hoped to get it up Thanksgiving weekend, but we had too much fun in RL. So here it is, just before I move into holiday/winter frenzy!

When I got to thinking about this post, I decided on the title Autumn Leaves. I liked the play on words, as we transition into winter! We had a freakishly warm autumn here in Colorado (not good for wildfires). But tonight it’s properly cold and snowing and both things make me feel settled and peaceful.

In my Turnip’s Skydome, however, it’s still looking pretty autumnal. If you look closely, there are a few signs a touch of snow fell recently, but mostly it’s about a cozy stone cottage, sitting by the fire, enjoying cozy blankets and settling in with a warm pumpkin spice latte and some good books.

Autumn Leaves

LAQ’s second mesh head is called Maxine. It’s gorgeous, and feels very impish when worn with the default skin applier Evelyn (included in HUD w/purchase)! It’s one of the heads that feels most “me,” although I readily admit I am a bit of a chameleon when it comes to my avatar’s face. Of course, the LAQ heads are OMEGA compatible out of the box, but I definitely recommend demoing skins that aren’t made for them specifically, as they won’t all look right.

Thoughtful & Thankful

Finally, this last pic is really a collage of 3 pics. I strongly encourage you to follow the link to Flickr to see it full size so you can take in all the details.

Thanksgiving Cottage

Hope those of you in the US had a lovely Thanksgiving!

~Lucie

Credits:

Fashion
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Maxine mesh head w/default applier
IKON: Sovereign Eyes – Dusk
Truth: Deja Hair – VIP GROUP GIFT (you can still join the group for L$350 and get it in the gift fatpack)
Neve: Off-Kilter outfit – plaid
Cae: Gilmore bracelet (recent group gift)
Izzie’s: Thigh high knit socks
fri.day: Charity boots – Buck

Decor

Exterior
Trompe Loeil – Kenna Cabin
+Half-Deer+ Lighted Pathway – Stars
Lark – FC Autumn Bucket
Lark – FC Autumn Crate (B)
{what next} Bramley Rocking Chair (rustic) – Autumn
{what next} Autumn Bicycle Decor
{what next} Fall Harvest Wheelbarrow
{vespertine- autumn wooden sign}
[we’re CLOSED] grass field dry 03 – random
JIAN :: Red Fox Burrow
Jian – Ash Trees
Little Branch: WildGrass*1Li{Autumn}
Sari-Sari – Cart with Leaf Sack
Sari-Sari – Laying Sack and Rake
Botanical: Aspen trees
Turnip’s: Skydome with Autumn add-on

Interior (by area)

Table/kitchen
[ARIA] Savannah Dining Table
[ARIA] Savannah Dining Chairs
PA // FOOD – Turkey
Lost Junction: BYGASG – Vegetable Plate (gives vegetables)
Lost Junction: Holiday Party – Butterdish
Lost Junction:BYGASG – Bread Plate (gives bread)
{what next} Fall Apples Centrepiece (VIP Group Gift)
{what next} Spiced Pumpkin Cocktail Tray
dust bunny . autumns calling . plate setting
dust bunny . autumns calling . wine bottle
{what next} Autumn Leaves Wreath
Cheeky Pea: Autumn Step Frame White
hive // winter hutch
NOMAD // Swedish Bowl with Apples
KittyCatS Breedable cat
O.M.E.N – Family Dinner – Mason Jar Lit Candles
Sway’s [Tess] Plates & Cups
Kalopsia – Pumpkin Cup – Stack
Kalopsia – Pumpkin Teapot
Apple Fall Pumpkin – Sweet Dumpling I
Sari-Sari – Cafe Happy – Kitchen Jars
Kalopsia – Painted Jar – Red
MishMish – Sweet Fall Table w/table cloth Light
MishMish – Mini Pumpkin Pies
{vespertine} – poetic autumn / fresh apple pie 3
{what next} Autumn Picture Shelf 1
Trompe Loeil – Antique Kitchen Sink
Trompe Loeil – Antique Wood Cookstove Ivory
Trompe Loeil – Antique Icebox Ivory w/crate
Ariskea[Mellow ] Autumn Poppy Flower [Orange]

Living Area
DISORDERLY. / LD / BOOKSTACK / PILED
DISORDERLY. / LD / DECAYED URN
Cheeky Pea: Kendra Cozy Fireplace Cuddle Blanket
Trompe Loeil – Kenna Woodstove short stack
DIGS – Larkspur Fire Tools
JIAN Sleeping Husky Gift (The Arcade December 2016 Round)
Cheeky Pea: Autumn Hues Cuddle Seat
Lark – FC Basket of Blankets
{what next} Autumn Picture Shelf 2
Kalopsia – Cecilia’s Shelf – Iron
8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Coffee Table
{what next} Vermont Hot Chocolate Tray (Pumpkin Everything)
ISPACHI [EMERSON] Pumpkins on Stack of Books
+Half-Deer+ Kerfluffle Sheep II – Autumn Love
Cheeky Pea: Rainy Cuddle Couch Autumn (PG)
Cheeky Pea: Autumn Hues Pinecone Wall Hanging

Phew… that was a lot to credit. If I missed something, please let me know and I’ll tell you what it was!

Tumble in the hay

The title of this post is inspired by the stunning Tumble head from Catwa. I want to say this is a “new” release, but with how quickly she’s been releasing gorgeous new heads, it’s not that new anymore! So we’ll call it a “recent” release instead. What I love about Tumble is that it has this elegance and sophistication to it. Clean lines, smaller eyes than some of her more recent heads, a lovely nose… it feels very mature. And it works well with so many of the appliers I’ve tried it with so far! In this pic I am wearing Merry from DeeTaleZ in Nordic, and I think it lends a bit of soft sweetness to this face. I’m also wearing one of Exile’s two new releases for the current round of Collabor88.

Tumble in the hay

My cute top is also at Collabor88, from Blueberry. It comes in a wide variety of colors and the cropped tank underneath can be turned off and recolored, too, via the HUD. My comfy cords are new from Neve, and there are four color options. You can also hide the belt. You’ll find this – along with the rest of the first of Neve’s autumn collection – at their Mainstore. Finally, the shoes I’m wearing are by Reign (also at Collabor88) and… omg they look like they’d be so soft and comfy to actually wear in RL. And I say this as a devout (RL) shoe hater!

Harvest Time

On a final note, the talented Prue Genira is accepting clients for photography and did this gorgeous pic of me last night. It came out so pretty I had to ask if it would be okay to include here. If you’re in need of a new profile pic or portrait, definitely check out Prue’s work!

Me by Prue Genira

Credits
Fashion:
Belleza: Freya mesh body
Catwa: Tumble mesh head
DeeTaleZ: Merry applier – Nordic
Izzie’s: Catwa natural lashes
Buzzeri: Lens eyes – Jade
Exile: Southern Shade – reds Collabor88
Just Magnetized: Catwa hairbase 05
Blueberry: Madori Open Shirt Collabor88
Neve: artist pants – corduroy
Reign: Teeks flats Collabor88
Repose: Hay Day multipose prop

Decor:
Con.&floorplan. Windmill Hideout – PG – Green
Jian: Hillside Orchard -Cider Barrels, Apple Tree (High LOD), Apple Bucket (Spilled)
Dysfunctional Designs: Traditional Grass
Happy Mood: Sweet Garden Grass02 – gold
Little Branch: WildGrass {Autumn}
Studio Skye: Enchanted Woods trees
Botanical: Rectangle Hay Bale v2
we’re CLOSED: grass field dry 03 – round
Botanical: T2C Mesh Fir trees

Skating with Jennah

There’s this wonderful photo challenge that Nigel Riel has created where he pairs people to take pics together. You can see all of the pics here. It was something fun and different, and gave people an opportunity to meet new people.

I fell in love with Zenith’s Lolita Winter Coat from The Epiphany. I’m wearing the rare Candy one, which comes with a hud and you can change the color of the dress. It’s kind of rare for me to wear this much pink. Though it’s more of a coral or salmon pink but whatever. It’s adorable and I thought it would be a cute outfit for skating. The Epiphany is winding down, and ends February 2nd, so if you haven’t been yet you’re running out of time! Remember, every designer has an exclusive available if you opt to “cash in” your extras for points. If you’re unfamiliar with how it works, read about it here!

Also, the adorable little cabin is from What Next. It’s for the Wayward Winter event, but that ends tonight… so if you miss it, be sure to check the Mainstore in the coming days.

Skating with Jennah

This is Jennah’s adorable version. Isn’t she cute?!

Nigel's photo challenge - Jennah & Lucie

~Lucie

Credits

Fashion:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Annie mesh head
DeeTaleZ: Cynthia applier for Catwa – Nordic tone
Mai Bilavio: Essential lashes for Catwa
Elua: Gemma hair – reds
Zenith: Lolita Winter Coat – Candy – Rare The Epiphany
Izzie’s: Cozy tights appliers
N-Core: Roller/Ice skates
Pose created by Jennah

Decor:
What Next: Snowy Alpine Cabin
JIAN: White Tail Deer – Female Adult (Animated), Fawn (Animated), Female Adult (Sleep L), Fawn (Sleep L), Wishing Well, Wise Owl’s Tree, Hillside Orchard – Apple Tree
Half-Deer: Lighted Pathway – Planks – Snowy, Snow Animals – Dog, Snow Animals – Bear, Snow Animals – Cat
Dysfunctional Designs: Pair of Waving Snowmen
Little Branch: WildBirch.v1, WildBirch.v2
Botanical: T2C Mesh Fir 05
Studio Skye: Ice and Snow ground/ice textures

The prodigal blogger returns

Hi! I’m back… and I hope all of you in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was quiet and lovely, just the way I like it.

So today I want to talk about the amazing Tannenbaum Market that opened this past week and runs through December 25th. This event features awesome designers with lovely holiday and winter goodies. There’s also one of the coolest gacha ideas I’ve ever seen… but I’ll get to that in a moment.

First, my outfit. It’s Valentina E. Couture, the sweater top is optional (the dress itself is strapless) and it comes in 4 colors. I chose the evergreen, and paired it with Ingenue’s cozy socks and flats. I love these socks because they have cuffs that are fitted to the Maitreya body (and also SLink Physique, fitted mesh and unrigged versions). I suck at resizing things, and with my fuller figured av, I always have to. The shoes are so cute and they look comfy as hell. I want a pair in RL, tbh. My wreath of lights is from Ohmai, also at Tannenabaum. It’s texture change and there is an unlit version, too.

Tis the season

Now, about the tree and the gachas at Tannenbaum. The tree is undecorated, in the stand, and was made by Botanical, and is available for sale for just L$250. It’s well worth it, as it’s gorgeous. But beyond that, the gachas are ornaments and decor designed especially for this tree! Which makes it easier to decorate. I love this idea so much. I love the concept that friends and SL families can come together, each with their own ornaments and decorate as a group. It adds a level of realism to a virtual world that I never even thought of before, but it’s such a lovely touch. I know some of you are gacha weary, and I feel strongly that they have their time and place (like gacha exclusive events such as The Epiphany or The Arcade), but this one is SO sweet and lovely. It was a brilliant idea, and I hope others have fun with it. I’ll be doing closeups of the ornaments featured on the tree in a later post because they’re too beautiful not to be seen close up.

The stockings on the mantle are from Lost Junction, also at Tannenbaum. I love the shape, the colors… they’re super adorable and realistic looking.

More soon…

~Lucie

Credits:
Fashion

On Lucie:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Jessica mesh head
Lara Hurley: Christy applier for Catwa – rose pale
Eula: Daria hair – reds
Buzzeri: Duo eyes – Forrest
Ohmai: X-Mas Lights Wreath – Serious – Lit Tannebaum
Valentina E. Couture: Noell sweater & dress – Evergreen Tannebaum
Ingenue: Edmee loafers – Hollyberry & Twinkle Toes socks Tannebaum

On Sephie:
Clef de Peau: Robin – tone 4 w/stubble tattoo
Exile: 6th Avenue Heartache – Raven
I.D.: September eyes – Amber
FATEwear: Cooper shirt – Tundra, Peter pants – Lagoon
FATEstep: Owen moccasins

Repose: Gifting group pose and props (with two poseballs hidden)

Decor:
Barnesworth Anubis – Maitland house (modified)
Fancy Decor: Wooden Snowflake B Tannebaum
R(S)W: Christmas Card Row Tannebaum
Lost Junction: Hangy Socks – Green – Stocking A, Hangy Socks – Red Print – All, Hangy Socks – Green – Stocking B Tannebaum
JIM: Rustic House (Christmas) Tannebaum
Botanical: Fir Christmas Tree Tannebaum
Silence: Tree skirt – red (Rare) Tannebaum
Studio Skye: Falling snow system (snow seen out of the window created with this amazing system)

(Details on tree decor in future post, but feel free to ask questions in the comments if you can’t wait!)

Autumn on the Farm

Jian released adorable sheep, along with a really cute (and texture change) barn for We ❤ Role-Play. There’s also some decor, including the laundry bucket you see here. The sheep are texture change, and there is a static version, too. I added my cows from Dysfunctional Designs to the barn. It’s an awesome set for fall, so definitely be sure to check it out at WLRP before the September round ends.

Autumn on the farm

~Lucie

Credits
Home/Decor:
Jian: Down On The Farm barn, Ranch laundry basket (animated version), Maybelle the sheep (animated) We ❤ Role-Play
Happy Mood: wire grass – cream a
Botanical: Round & square hay bales
Dysfunctional Designs: Bessie the cow

Fashion:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Glam Affair: Summer V3 – August – Jamaica (former FLF release)
Doe: Summer – Two-Tone – Gingers
Blueberry: Mia jeans – boot version – Faded, Romy top – beige
Reign: Nashville boots – cognac

Coming soon to a Fair(e) near you!

There are two events opening this weekend. One is Hair Fair, which celebrates it’s 10th AMAZING year of raising money for Wigs For Kids, with every transaction donating all or part of the proceeds (signs will tell you how much) to this fabulous charity. Ten years, guys. How incredibly awesome is that ? Hair Fair opens July 11th at 12 am SLT (give or take a few minutes). If you are anxious to demo without lag, or just get a head start on making your wish list, you can join the demo group to save all the demo goodness! I highly recommend that, as it helps speed things along and it’s just fun! It’s a great way to discover new stores, too.

Copy and paste the following into local chat and click the link to join the demo group: secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about

You can find out more about Hair Fair, and get maps and slurls (once open) on the Hair Fair blog.

To learn more about Wigs For Kids, visit their website. Also, while at Hair Fair 2015, be sure to grab one of the amazing bandanas created for Bandana Day. Bandana Day is July 26th (also the final day of Hair Fair 2015), and for this day we honor the courage and strength of kids (and adults) fighting conditions that result in hair loss by donning a bandana. Bandana Day bandanas are created by SL residents and 100% of the proceeds go to Wigs For Kids. There are a lot of amazing, creative options (I can’t wait to show you the one I picked!), and they’re only L$50 a piece and for a great cause.

I am wearing one of Exile’s Hair Fair releases and my fellow blogger is wearing one of Elikatira’s. We’re also both wearing necklaces by Cae that will be available starting July 12th at this year’s Wizarding Faire. This event was one of my favorites ever when it debuted in 2013, so I’m truly thrilled it’s coming back. In fact, it inspired me to start reading the books again! And we’re both wearing outfits you can find at the current Rustic themed edition of Uber.

Summer Friends

It’s going to be a jam-packed weekend of awesome with both of these amazing events opening, so be sure you don’t miss out!

~Lucie

Fashion Credits
On the right:

Glam Affair: Katra skin – Jamaica 02
Maitreya: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara
Buzzeri: Lillian Eyes – Midnight
Elikatira: Brooklyn – Browns Hair Fair 2015
Cae: Reverse Necklace Wizarding Faire 2015
Junbug: Sweety Slip – Summer Uber

On Me, to the left:

Skin: Glam Affair: Yolandi skin – America 03 Uber
Maitreya: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara
Buzzeri: Moka Eyes – Hazel
Exile: In The Shade – reds Hair Fair 2015
Cae: Always Necklace Wizarding Faire 2015
Blueberry: Knotted Tops w/Bra – Purple Uber
Bueno: Summer Skirt – Floral Rose Uber

Rack Poses: Sugar & Spice slightly modified using Animare

Decor Credits

Barnesworth Anubis: Hamptons Cottage
Pixel Mode: The Backyard Garden Pool
Happy Mood: Sweet Garden Grass06 – mix(warm colors), Sweet Garden Grass02 – gold, Colored Bush – green
Botanical: Mesh Fir Trees
Organica: Mesh Tulips – greenland, fidelio, Princess Irene
Studio Skye: Land Forms Building Kit, Lush & Grassy Textures, Sand Dunes Building Kit

Backyard Paradise

I have wanted a pool that would work on my sky platform for a long time now, and with Pixel Mode’s newest release I finally have had that dream fulfilled! This isn’t just a pool. This is a lifestyle. With the gorgeous deck space, built in garden areas, a land form you can retexture to match your own land, plenty of sitting animations and a float, this is a pool for the ages.

I figured, if I am going to have this gorgeous pool in my yard, why not create an outright paradise? Why stop at a pool? So I added the new Moose Lodge Sauna Cheeky Pea released for FaMESHed earlier this month. I mean, who doesn’t want to have a good steam and then go cool off with a dip in the pool? Then I thought of my little sister, Isley… and so I had to add playground equipment from What Next, but really who am I kidding? I’m just as likely to use the swing set as she is! Throw in some beautiful deck furniture from Trompe Loeil, a BBQ set from Cheeky Pea and round it off with gorgeous trees, flowers and shrubs and this is definitely a backyard we’ll enjoy all summer long!

Backyard Paradise

You can catch me just sitting, soaking up the sun and sipping sangria – courtesy of Jian’s Mediterranean feast. I’m wearing one of the newest releases from coldLogic. I’ll be blogging that look in closeup sometime in the next few days, but for those who can’t wait, I’m wearing the Haver two piece dress set in Minty and I’m wearing FATEstep’s Jessica wedges.

You’ll find Pixel Mode’s pool at the new Love To Decorate event, which runs through June 24th.

~Lucie

Credits
Pixel Mode: The Backyard Garden Pool Love To Decorate
Cheeky Pea: Moose Lodge Sauna, Cassie Picnic set
Happy Mood: Sweet Garden Grass06 – mix(warm colors), Sweet Garden Grass02 – gold, Colored Bush – green
Botanical: Mesh Fir Trees
Organica: Mesh Tulips – greenland, fidelio, Princess Irene
3D Trees: Pine Tree
Studio Skye: Land Forms Building Kit, Lush & Grassy Textures
Trompe Loeil: Valiano Bistro Table Copper Top A, Valiano Bistro Chairs, Valiano loungers, Valiano Firebox (copper – ornate)
Jian: Ash Tree (Large), Mediterranean Feast (Croquettes), Mediterranean Feast (Sangria)
What Next: Adventure Playground seesaw, swingset and roundabout
Roost: Sunnydale trellis fence

Stop and catch the fireflies

I’ve been working on a beach in the sky, and it’s been a fun challenge. But I decided to take a break from that for some fun, and dug into my inventory for some oldies but goodies for the Raid Your Closet Challenge.

My top is from coldLogic. I freakin’ love that store, and whenever there’s been a sale, I have gone and stocked up. But because a girl can only wear one outfit at a time (unless said girl has a knack for accidentally wearing folders, but we won’t discuss that), I rarely even wear half of what I buy. Imagine me facepalming here. Because I am. But it’s on sale! And someday I might need it! Well, the last time there was a sale I grabbed this adorable top because I love stars and I dig the back detail… and I also love this top because it’s ever so subtly sexy with the hint of side boob in a shirt that otherwise is best described as cute. My shorts are from erratic, from a couple years back, but I still love them. Especially because I’ve always had a thing for mail, and look! I’ve got stamps on my butt.

Stop and catch the fireflies

Oh, and the awesome house you can see a bit of, which I am in the midst of decorating, is from Barnesworth Anubis for the current round of Collabor88. It’s really pretty and reminds me of Emily Thorne’s beach house on Revenge.

~Lucie

Credits
Glam Affair: Rose skin – America clean
Truth: Wren hair – reds
coldLogic: kemp top – blue
erratic: Briony shorts – stamps
SLink: mesh hands & feet
fri.day: Wayfaring sandals – vintage
Infiniti: Fireflies pose & prop 10

Decor
Barnesworth Anubis: Hamptons house Collabor88
Happy Mood: Sweet Garden Grass02 – gold
Studio Skye: ocean sand textures, sand dunes
Botanical: Marram Grass – Medium – Grn Br
Trompe Loeil: Driftwood Pathway Planter Hanging 2 (Logo) FaMESHed