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RFL Christmas Expo (and more!)

Gosh, it’s been almost two weeks since I blogged. I’ve had some fun RL school stuff to sort through, but it’s resolved now (yay!) and I feel like I can once again focus on blogging. Just the process of starting this post made me realize how much I’ve missed it!

Tis the season in SL… events, hunts and gifts galore abound on the grid these days. Which means I have so, so much I want to share with you… so I’ll get started!

First of all, tomorrow begins the Christmas Expo to support Relay For Life. This is a fabulous charity, and one that Second Life residents raise a lot of money for every year. This charity is personal for me, as many of my family members have battled cancer. Some lost their battles, but other have survived. I myself have to get regular blood tests because there’s been some slight concern about my chronically high white blood cell count. So far, I’ve remained healthy and there’s nothing to worry about (except that I’m an expert worrier), but it’s scary enough. Having gone through only that (as well as watching loved ones cope with cancer), I can’t imagine how terrifying facing an actual cancer diagnosis is on a personal level.

The blogger preview for this event is later today, so I imagine in the days to come I will have far more to share. The following is just a teaser. I was fortunate enough to have the chance to preview the lovely Samantha skin from Diamond Style. I’ve often said that if I were ever to ditch my red hair in SL, I’d go for black hair. Well, this skin has dark brows and more pink eyeshadow than I think would flatter my usual red, so I opted for one of Truth’s gorgeous blacks! Don’t worry, though. My red hair isn’t going anywhere for long! I paired this skin with the gorgeous With Love From hunt gift from Cae. I love this jewelry set so much. It reminds me of little winter berries, and yet it will stay seasonal all year long.

Silver Diamonds

The festive, sparkly and glam makeup on Samantha demanded a gorgeous, festive dress! So I tossed on this adorable glitter mini from Sn@tch. This adorable little dress comes in many colors, including a basic black… and you get them all in your pack for a fabulous price. Just remember, at Sn@tch you’re buying just your size in mesh, so be sure to demo first, so you get the proper size for your shape. My sexy kitten heels are from SLink. I love how richly detailed these are. They really look like they are fabric… shiny, beautiful satin to be exact.

Sn@tch Perfection

You’d pretty much have to be living in a box to not have heard that the new addition of The Arcade began this past weekend. It took me three days before I could even get in, but now it’s probably quieted down some. If it’s like last time, though, it may be hard to get in again over the weekend, so be sure to try to pop over during the week if you can! The tiara I am wearing in the next two pics is one of so many amazing items you can find there. I plan to do more pics for The Arcade, including a close up of the adorable Noodles’ tiaras.

One of my favorite spots to take pics in SL is Water Reserve, home of *emm shop & scribbled hearts. Well, the amazing Randi Lenroy & Snowy Melody have outdone themselves with the winter look of this sim, and that’s where the following pics were taken. Initially, I’d had every intention of making use of their adorable, sparkly skating pond. But then I saw this leaf floating off shore, and I was compelled to sit on it and snap pics.

So far away

The festive little leaf has multiple poses, and I very much enjoyed my float. I do look a bit sullen, though… as if waiting for a deep freeze. I titled this next pic “Downfall of the Ice Queen.”

Downfall of the Ice Queen

Definitely be sure to check out The Arcade. Here’s the shopping guide to help you plan your visit.

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Diamond Style – Samantha*
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Denim
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Mysteria
Hair: Truth – Portia – Raven
Jewelry: Cae – Flourish**
Dress: Sn@tch – Glitter mini – Wine
Shoes: SLink – 2-strap pumps – black
Pose: Embody – Peekaboo 1

Look 2:
Skin: Belleza – Wynter (from Fifty Linden Friday)
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Joy 2 – Dark Flame (tinted)
Tiara: Noodles – Purest Snow – Silver/Diamond***
Shirt: E! Eclectic Apparel – Grace Turtleneck – Midnight
Pants: coldLogic – eise.wine
Skates: BAX – Ice Skates – silver

*Available @ the Christmas Expo
**With Love From hunt gift
***Available @ The Arcade

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Last Call For Vintage Fair!

Vintage Fair 2012 ends tomorrow! This is your last chance to get there and grab all the great goodies in one place, and of course, the exclusives!

I was almost tempted to title this post “The one where I cross dress.” I did this first pic in black & white, both because it doesn’t get a lot more vintage, and because the lovely Maci Restless is sponsoring a Black & White bloggers challenge! I definitely want to do more of this challenge, but this is a start. The entire suit in this look, including the shoes, is from Gizza. The gorgeous skin is from Aeva, and the fun, playful pose – complete with prop – is from HIS.

Gizza for Vintage Fair

I really like this skin, and I made a male shape just for the skin.

Aeva for Vintage Fair

For my second look, I donned this adorable Bombshell dress from Lily Bird. This store was new to me, but I love it! This coral color is so perfect for me, with my red hair. I paired it with some funky jewelry I snagged recently at HANDverk, and a favorite Truth hair.

Lily Bird - Vintage Fair

My skin in these pics is a recent Lazy Sunday offering from CandyDoll. I thought it was an adorable skin, and really wanted to blog it.

Vintage Angles

That’s all for me… be sure to check out Vintage Fair before it ends tomorrow. They’ve turned off landing points, so this list of slurls is very handy!

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Aeva – Ezra 3 – Bare
Shape: Embody – Jayden (Not yet released)
Hair: Shag – Hard Day’s Night – Bittersweet
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Dark Turquoise
Outfit (including shoes) – Gizza – Vintage Tux (MESH)
Pose: HIS – 52 Card Pickup

Look 2:
Skin: CandyDoll – Ela – Cup C – Cream
Hair: Truth – Andrea – Sangria w/roots
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Light Mint
Dress: Lily Bird – Bombshell – Coral
Jewelry: HANDverk – Bronze Triangle necklace & earrings
Poses: Embody – Canvas 5 & Canvas 1

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Sunday Selections

I have 3 looks for you for this post… a combination of Vintage Fair & the Wash Cart Sale. First up, Ingenue for Vintage Fair.

I fell in love with the Greta dress right away. The hardest part was picking which color because there were a lot of options, but I had to go with Songbird. I paired it with this Free As A Bird pendant from Caroline’s. I already had this before Vintage Fair, but you can find it in her Vintage Fair booth, too! It’s pretty and was a perfect match. The earrings are a recent Lazy Sunday offering from Addiction, a jewelry store I really love that is also part of Vintage Fair, and the gorgeous hair is a recent new release from Truth called Soleil.

Songbirds

I paired the dress with one of my favorite pairs of Gos shoes. I felt pretty and elegant, but not overly fussy.

I feel pretty...

My next look made me feel so… bad girl! By SL standards it’s really pretty tame, but I’m rarely one for animal prints and I’m kind of prude with my pixels sometimes. But I just loved this mesh bikini from Souffle for Vintage Fair, and this Alice Project hair from Vintage Fair was a great match. I added some jewelry by me. for Vintage Fair, my new mesh feet from Pixel Mode (which I’m just loving, btw), and took myself to the beach!

Sunbathe

All that sunbathing was hard work, and by late afternoon, I needed a little nap…

Seaside Siesta

My final look features a mesh dress from Sleeping Koala for the Wash Cart Sale. This dress is so cute, and I really just loved it the second I put it on. I threw on Wasabi Pills hair that, while not a new release, is at Vintage Fair and headed to The Grounds to take the pics. I knew I wanted to be near water. I don’t know why, but this dress made me think of the end of summer, especially when I added the Lola Summer hair with its cute little bandana. Again, I’m barefoot! I love being barefoot in RL, and since I love my new feet so much in SL, I’ve been spending lots of time that way here, too.

Summer's Edge

This cute ring with the duckie is from Glow Studio for Vintage Fair. It’s part of a full set with earrings and a necklace and comes in purples (as pictured), silver and gold.

Goodbye To Summer

I hope you’re having an amazing weekend!

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Izzie's – Elena – Sunkissed w/blue eyeshadow, Elena eyeliner & natural lipstick
Hair: Truth – Soleil – Sangria w/roots
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Deep Sepia
Lashes: Beetlebones – Minimalist – Black (MESH)
Dress: Ingenue – Greta – Songbird (MESH)*
Necklace: Caroline’s – Free As A Bird – Silver*
Earrings: Addiction – Chandelier Earrings
Shoes: Gos – Pimp Your Pumps – Maryjane
Poses: Embody – Heidi 3 (pic 1) & Peekaboo 5 (pic 2)

Look 2:
Skin: Izzie’s – Estella – Sunkissed w/dark red lipstick
Hair: Alice Project – Lynn (MESH)*
Bikini: Souffle – Leopard (MESH)*
Nails: RezIpsa Loc – Sparkly – Ruby
Feet: Pixel Mode – Bare Feet (MESH)
Jewelry: Me. – Ninna Set*
Chaise: Park Place – Chill Out Lounger

Pics taken @ Fire Beach

Look 3:
Skin: Izzie’s – Elena – Sunkissed w/purple shadow & nude rose lipstick
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Lola Summer – Rouge*
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Dark Leaf
Dress: Sleeping Koala – My Denim Lace Dress – Lilac (MESH)**
Nails: RezIpsa Loc – Pastel French – Lavender
Feet: Pixel Mode – Bare Feet (MESH)
Ring: Glow Studio – Birdy – Purples*
Poses: Embody – Daisy 1 w/prop (pic 1), Oracul Pose from AO (Pic 2)

Pics Taken @ The Grounds

*Denotes items available at Vintage Fair
**Denotes items availabe at Wash Cart Sale

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I like variety…

Since I like variety, this post is going to bring you a good mix of some current SL events and releases. In this first look, I am featuring Vintage Fair, Collabor88 & FaMESHed. This dramatic mesh gown is from Loovus Dzevavor for Vintage Fair. The hair I paired it with is Wasabi Pills Sylvie for FaMESHed, and the quirky, funky sunglasses are from PIDIDDLE for Collabor88’s 1st birthday Baroque-themed edition.

Swirly

This skin is the new Elena skin from Izzie’s, but more on that in the next look. This adorable prop pose is from Status Poses. I just loved the cute bag, and in this outfit, with this pose, I felt like I was a celebrity trying to escape the paparazzi on the way out of town for a vacation getaway!

Time Travel

My other look must be post-arrival on the “family farm,” because it’s much more casual and country chic! For this look, I paired Geometry’s Vintage Fair Daisy dress with the new barefeet from Pixel Mode and this adorable new braid hairstyle from Truth. The skin is Elena, and I am so in love with this skin. These next pics were taken in T Town, which is a really pretty sim, and a great place to shoot pics.

Lucie on the Prairie

Here’s a better look at the lovely Elena skin. I especially adore the mouth on this face. It’s pouty and sensual, and a nice juxtaposition for the overall innocence of this skin (on a side note, my BFF Rosa told me I looked “too innocent” in this outfit, and she knows me better).

Farmer's Daughter

I hope you had a nice, relaxing weekend… and that Monday is kind to you. More from me soon.

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Izzie’s – Elena – Sunkissed
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Sylvie – Rouge (MESH) FaMESHed
Shades: PIDIDDLE – Fleurir Sunshades – C’est Chic (MESH) Collabor88
Dress: Loovus Dzevavor – Couture – Deco Vestito – Geo (MESH) Vintage Fair
Shoes: ChaChaDee – 70s Heels – Reptile Black – Vintage Fair
Poses: Embody – Bride 5 (pic 1) & Status Poses – Travel 5 (Pic 2) (Travel is from Vintage Fair)

Look 2:
Skin: Izzie’s – Elena – Sunkissed
Eyeshadow: Izzie’s – Elena – Pink
Lips: Izzie’s – Elena – Nude Rose
Hair: Truth – Froukje – Sangria w/roots (MESH)
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Gray-Green
Dress: Geometry – Daisy – Peach (MESH) Vintage Fair
Feet: Pixel Mode – Bare Feet (MESH)
Pose: Embody – Adorable 4

For Vintage Fair maps & slurls, click here.

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Day to night…

I love versatile looks. In RL, I’m a minimalist. I rarely wear makeup, hate shoes (and socks!) and I tend to keep things pretty simple and I’m frugal. That tendency carries to SL, where I tend to look for styles that are going to work with a multitude of looks. I fell in love with this Vintage Fair offering from One Bad Pixel for that reason. This dress, which makes me think of the quintessential 50s hostess, has this adorable jacket, which by day makes it somewhat more casual. Styled right, it’s not overly fancy or formal, but still sophisticated and elegant. This adorable hair from Adam & Eve (also at Vintage Fair) was sleek, yet not overly fancy for my “day” style.

Day

But say you have an event later that night. You want elegant sophistication, but with a hint of sexy and sultry. Change the hair, add some smokey eyes and paint your mouth with rich red… add your finest jewels, and voilà – your inner movie star is revealed. This hair is new from Wasabi Pills for Vintage Fair, and the jewelry is from Eclectica for Vintage Fair.

OBP, Wasabi Pills

Night

The poses from these “night” looks are part of a Vintage Fair offering from TuTy’s – the Chic AO. I really enjoyed playing with this AO. One thing that really stood out about it is that it has some very unique foot positions. This close up of the SLink Vintage Fair shoes that go with the OBP dress highlights one of these poses. This is where mesh shoes come in really handy, because many non-mesh shoes have built in boot fixers that would override these cool positions, and if they don’t, the shoes won’t look right anyway. But since rigged mesh moves with you, it looks great! Shoes were one of the first places where the benefits of mesh were patently obvious to me for this very reason.

SLink

I am crazy in love with these shoes… they are understated, but feel so glam. I will definitely get a lot of use out of them!

Stay tuned for even more from Vintage Fair.

~Lucie

Credits:

Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Dark Leaf
Lashes: Beetlebones –
Dress: One Bad Pixel – Vintage – Forest (MESH)*

Specifics

Day Look:
Skin: Izzie’s – Dailyn – Sunkissed
Hair: Adam & Eve – Elizabeth – Cranberry (MESH)*
Makeup: Izzie’s – Dailyn Green Eyeshadow, Delusional Green Eyeliner, Natural Lips (darker)
Pose: Embody – Belle 2

Night Look:
Skin: Izzie’s – Delusional – Sunkissed
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Gloria – Rouge (MESH)*
Makeup: Izzie’s – Delusional Smokey 2 eyeshadow, Cat Eyeliner 2, Dailyn Lipstick – Dark Matte Dark Red
Jewelry: Eclectica – Nouveau Leaves Set*
Shoes: SLink – Vintage 2-strap pumps – Forest (MESH)*
Poses: TuTy’s – Chic AO*

*Denotes items available @ Vintage Fair.

Maps & SLurls can be found here.

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I’d give you the world…

So, by now pretty much everyone’s heard about the Chic 2 event, celebrating the 2nd birthday of Chic Management. This event is amazing, and I had a nice little shopping spree there! In this post, I am focusing on this glamorous mesh gown from Onyx Wear.

Chic Full body

I don’t tend to wear much formal clothing in SL (or RL – ha!). I paired it with this gorgeous jewelry from Je Suis. It’s also very glam and sophisticated, and I just loved it when I saw it.

Je Suis

And finally… this last picture is dedicated to my husband. Not only because he made the pose, but because I’d give him everything, including the world, if I had that power. He’s my world, my love and my best friend.

I'd give you the world

I would not be who I am today – in either world – without his love and support. We’ve been together over thirteen years now. I love him more every single day. I am incredibly lucky to be part of a love like ours.

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: Izzie’s – Delusional – Sunkissed
Eyeshadow: Izzie’s – Delusional – Smokey 2
Lipstick: Izzie’s – Raspberry
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Deep Azure
Hair: Shag – Black Tie Affair – Rouge (tinted)
Nails: Izzie’s – Metallic
Jewelry: Je Suis – Isis Collar & Rings – Nocturne earrings
Gown: Onyx Wear – K.S. strapless dress
Shoes: Ingenue – Khan heels – soot
Poses: Embody – Tough Girl 5 (pic 1), Daisy 1 (pic 2) & Earth Day 2 (pic 3)

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Culture Shock – Look 1

I have a few Culture Shock looks put together… this is the first of probably 3 posts I’ll do for the event. For those who don’t know, this event raises money for Doctors Without Borders, which is an awesome organization. So, Culture Shock provides us with a chance to shop for fun while supporting a great cause!

For this first look, I combined a slinky, sexy mesh dress from Echo with this Ganesh henna tattoo from RezIpsa Loc. I love this dress. I love the detail work on the tummy area. The tattoo is so cool, and there are multiple options. I’m wearing the full version, but there are sleeves only and chest only option, too! I didn’t wear any jewelry because I didn’t want to distract from the beauty and detail in this tattoo.

Culture Shock Look 1

I paired the dress with a sexy pair of heels from SLink, and added some prim nails from Izzie’s. This mesh hair from Truth completed the look… it’s sexy, but still feels sophisticated! And, as is usually the case recently, I am again wearing an Aura skin. I just feel so glamorous and pouty in the Briar skins I have!

Culture Shock Look 1

Stay tuned for Look 2… coming soon!

~Lucie

I’m wearing:

Skin: Aura – Briar – Stella – w/Plum lips – Honey
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Deep Cerulean
Hair: Truth – Savina – Sangria w/roots (MESH)
Tattoo: RezIpsa Loc – Ganesh Tattoo – Culture Shock Item
Dress: Echo – Madrigal – Blue – Culture Shock (MESH)
Shoes: SLink – Cassandra – Black
Nails: Izzie’s – Metallic Prim Nails
Pose: Embody – Karolina 2