Colder Weather

Though I’ve already changed my homestead over to spring, the truth is spring in Colorado, especially at 9,000 feet in the Rockies, often arrives late. However, this year it’s been unseasonably warm for weeks and just in the past few days have we returned to more normal February temperatures (for which I am grateful, as warmer and dry are not good for wildfire season).

If you’re not quite ready to let go of winter yourself this gorgeous coat from Neve might be just what you need to keep warm! I thought this coat would be a great match for the new pencil skirts release by Just Because at the Mainstore. These skirts have plain and lace options. You can also do lace on just the outer panels of the skirt. It was overly complicated with the plaid coat, but it’s truly lovely so do check these out! My adorable shoes are from fri.day and you can get them at Kustom9 through March 10th. I love the bows and the straps. I’m a sucker for any sort of Mary Jane type shoe, although these are called Elsie Janes!

Spring In Her Step

Now, I had heard a rumor… maybe you’ve heard it, too. But the rumor was that Mallory Cowen of LAQ would soon be releasing a Bento mesh head. I decided to ask Mallory and she has confirmed that this is true! I’m super excited about this because I truly loved both of the heads she released before Bento hit the grid. I don’t know when the new head is being released, but I am confident it will be stunning!

I’m wearing Maxine with the Sophia applier in these pics. If you’re not waiting for Bento and want a new head, I definitely recommend trying one of LAQ’s. They’re both lovely. I am wearing the new Tokyo eyes released at Izzie’s. These come with system eyes, mesh eyes and Catwa appliers. I went for a bit of heterochromia and paired one Amber eye with one Teal! I am really fussy about the eyes I wear in SL, but I love these so much. They’re different for me, but in a good way for sure! Incidentally, I also shot both of these pics on the Izzie’s sim. It’s still winter, but not sure how much longer that will be the case. The Fiore necklace by Cae is at Whimsical through March 3rd. There are also matching earrings (not shown here) and you can buy the set or the individual pieces.

I'm stuck in colder weather

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Maxine Mesh Head
LAQ: Sophia applier – Tone 1.5
Wasabi Pills: Happy hair – Style 1 – Browns (gacha release)
Izzie’s: Tokyo eyes – Amber & Teal (Mesh eyes)
Neve: Snug coat – Plaid
Just Because: Tori Pencil Skirt
Cae: Fiore necklace Whimsical
Izzie’s: Sheer tights (Maitreya applier)
fri.day: Elsie Janes shoes – blush Kustom9
Ploom: Kerosene – pose 2 (curvy) Pic 1
Embody: Footloose – pose 2 MP only

Fallen Angel

I admit that when I first saw the Ravaged Wings Jian released for Wrath at the Festival Of Sin II, I was a bit… well, horrified might apply. I mean, they’re pretty gory, what with the flexi blood hanging off them. But they’re also SO well done, and after looking at them for a while I found myself utterly captivated. I wanted to challenge myself… I’ve blogged fantasy, but nothing quite so dark as this, really. I was imagining an angel, fallen from grace, being thrown from the heavens by the gods. I took the photo at Blithe.

I’m also wearing a lovely dress from le fil casse for Black Tie, which, like FOS II, closes September 5th. My foot wraps are from fri.day, for Collabor88’s birthday round, which is also winding down. The gloves I’m wearing are another new release from Jian, available at The Fantasy Collective. Last, but not least, I’m wearing one of Tableau Vivant’s awesome releases for The Arcade. There are a bunch of variations on this Editorial hair, which is just perfect for photography.

Fall From Grace
~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara Mesh Body
Glam Affair: Sia II skin – Pearl 01
Buzzeri: Aura eyes – Storm
Tableau Vivant: Editorial hair – Underwater – Reds The Arcade
Le Fil Casse: The Little Dress – Black Black Tie
Jian: Ravaged Wings Festival Of Sin II
Jian: Sanderson’s Gloves The Fantasy Collective
fri.day: Aisling Wraps – high version – coal Collabor88
Embody: Aerial pose 3 (no longer available)

Rhapsody

There are only a couple of days left for Rhapsody. This is a must-visit event for music lovers… whether your love is rock, jazz, metal or country (amongst others) you’ll be sure to find something to love at this event.

I was inspired by Coquet’s County Rd 22 dress and Blake Shelton’s new song “My Eyes” in creating this look. The prop pose is from Embody’s Country Girl set, and I had to blog it because I begged Rad to do this pack. Both the Coquet and Embody are in the Country genre at Rhapsody. My adorable wedge heels are fri.day for Summerfest, which also ends this weekend.

Those high heels with that sundress...

I knew I needed a skin with dramatic red lips for this look, to go with the line “red lips like wine, wanna drink them up” from the song. When I saw PXL’s Mia in the Jazz genre at Rhapsody I fell in love with it. I originally grabbed one with peachy, summery makeup, but then went back for the version you see below, with the luscious red lips.

Red lips like wine

(Depending on copyright laws where you live, you might be able to listen to the song using the link below.)

~Lucie

Credits
[PXL]: Mia skin – Sunkissed Rhapsody Makeup 02 REB Rhapsody
Truth: Devinna hair – Reds
IKON: Promise eyes – Parchment
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Coquet: County Rd 22 dress – sepia Rhapsody
SLink: mesh hands – casual, mesh feet – medium
fri.day: Kokomo sandals – sand Summerfest
Wicked Peach: Fall Glitter nails for SLink hands and feet
Maxi Gossamer: Keshi Pearl Heart & Earrings set
Embody: Country Girl 1 prop & pose Rhapsody

Location: Dawn Of Radiance

Surfacing

You may have heard there’s this little gacha event opening in two days. It’s called The Arcade. Yeah, I’m joking. You have to live under a virtual rock to not know about this one! The shopping guide doesn’t appear to be live yet, but check the site again soon because I’m sure it will be public before long.

In the meantime, check out Tableau Vivant’s awesome Arcade release. The Longfall hair, complete with Mermaid headdress, is ultra dramatic, and perfect for fantasy/RP type pics. I love the cascading waves. I decided to take the opportunity to actually be a mermaid. I found this beautiful mesh mermaid fin on Marketplace.

Surfacing

Here’s a different angle, to show you the beautiful headpiece. I’m wearing one of the rare versions, Kelp. My pretty skin is from Essences, available at The Dressing Room Fusion right now for just L$70 (note: I’ve edited the eyemakeup on this to be more a bit more dramatic, but the skin is stunning so go demo!).

Poseidon's Daughter

And because the title of the first pic (Surfacing) put Sarah McLachlan’s album of the same name in my head, I leave you with this.

This will probably be my last post I can squeeze in before we leave for New York/New Jersey… see ya on the flip side, and have fun at The Arcade when it opens! I’ll have to wait until I return.

~Lucie

Credits
Essences: Siggy – TDRF – Lait The Dressing Room Fusion
Tableau Vivant: Longfall hair w Mermaid headdress – Reds, Kelp (Rare) The Arcade (opening June 1st!)
Mer-chandise Cove: Rigged mesh tail – brown
SLink: mesh hands – casual
Wicked Peach: Mermaid scales nails for SLink
Cae: Shoreline Necklace The Liaison Collaborative
Embody: Aqua – Pose 5 (pic 1)
Ground sit from AO included with mermaid tail (pic 2)

Photos taken at Crossing Currents (pic 1) and Baja Norte (Pic 2)

Sweet Tart

It’s been a hectic, crazy few weeks in my RL, which is why I have been quiet. We’re getting ready to travel to visit family later this week. I’m really excited to see my four year-old nephew. He’s literally counting down the days til our visit. I’m riding that excitement to get through this visit because, if I’m honest, the traveling will be physically brutal (air travel and my body aren’t friends), and the rest of the family stuff is just stressing me out!

But I can put all that aside for now to show you some sweet treats! The Theme Park’s Sweet Tart Edition is under way, and Embody has this cute, flirty couple prop pose for women. I am wearing a dress from u.f.o for Collabor88, along with the gorgeous new Coral skin from Glam Affair that debuted at Collab. My cute shoes are also at Collab, from fri.day. My partner in crime (aka my alt) is wearing new items from coldLogic and the recent Gos Boutique group gift heels.

Sugar Rush

Be sure to stop by The Theme Park and Collabor88 to check out all of the goodies. There’s a lot of cute to be had at both events!

~Lucie

Fashion Credits
Lucie:
Glam Affair: Coral skin – America 05 (no brow version, using Romy brow add-ons sold separately) Collabor88
Magika: Shimmer hair – pack 01
IKON: Promise eyes – Maldives
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
u.f.o: ooh la la dress – lemon squeeze Collabor88
SLink: Mesh hands – Casual, Mesh feet – High
fri.day: Moxie heels – Mint Collabor88

My Alter Ego:
Essences: Siggy skin – TDRF03 – Light Rose (previous round TDR Fusion, may not be available)
Exile: Take It Easy hair – naturals
IKON: Promise eyes – Mahogany
Maitreya: VIP gift eyelashes
coldLogic: howell skirt – buff, dell top – cantaloupe
Gos Boutique: Charlotte pumps – tangerine (group gift, may not be available)

Embody: Sugar Rush prop pose The Theme Park

Decor Credits
Second Spaces: Faux Baroque bookshelf – wood w/blue, Marie Refurb Kitchen Island – white
Alouette: Candy jars
Collage: Sweet Art
Kuro: Candy scale – pink
Marmelade: Lollipop Swirl
PILOT: Candy Bar 7 Lollypop [A]
Organica: Pastry Display – White, pie – blueberry
8f8: Lazy cake slice, Strawberry cake, Marshmallows (gacha from The Seasons Story, may not be available)
MishMish: Patisserie w/o door

Taken at The Theme Park.

I’m in heaven

Skin Fair 2014 has begun! And anyone who knows me understands that, for me, this is SL heaven. In this post I have two gorgeous skins to show you, and I decided to take advantage of Skin Fair to also show off some lovely Blacklace lingerie!

First up, you may have heard all about SLink’s awesome new mesh head, Visage. There are two versions of Visage available at the moment, and I am showing you Becky. The incredibly awesome thing about this mesh head is that Siddean Munro of SLink has allowed other creators to make appliers for it, just like with her mesh hands and feet. Oh, the other awesome thing is that unlike the mesh heads I’ve tried in the past, you wear your own eyes with this head. Since I am really freakin’ picky about eyes, this was something that simply delighted me.

Glam Affair is among several stores to have released appliers for Visage, and their first release is a version of the brand new Romy skin that is having its debut at Skin Fair! I am wearing the Becky head with the Romy applier in the pictures below.

Daydream Believer

Here’s a closer look! I am using the open mouth facial expression. There are plenty of fun options, and I’ll show you some more in future posts!

Dreamer

Another skin that I fell hard for is the new release from League! Erin is just gorgeous. In fact, I couldn’t decide which makeup I loved most, so I uhm, fatpacked it. I decided to pair Erin with one of Blacklace’s St. Patrick’s Day offerings because it just seemed appropriate.

Irish

And here’s a close up of this gorgeous new face!

Erin Go Bragh

I have plenty more to show you from Skin Fair. You’ll find Glam Affair on Sim 1 and League on Sim 2. For more info, including Sim Maps, please visit the Skin Fair 2014 blog!

~Lucie

PS. Skin Fair is using a script counter. Please be sure to remove any unnecessary scripted items before you tp in. This is done to help reduce lag and make the event more easily navigated by all.

Credits
Look 1
SLink: Visage mesh head – Becky
Glam Affair: Romy skin – Jamaica – Romy 3 for SLink Visage head Skin Fair
Truth: Haters hair – Reds
IKON: Promise eyes – Metal
Blacklace: Spring Fling lingerie – Boudoir & Blue Floral
SLink: Mesh hands – casual
DIGS: Aisling bed and bedside tables
fri.day home: bookstace & photo
junk: double book lamp 1
LAQ Decor: Scandinavian Villa

Look 2
League: Erin skin – pale feline w/lipstick 3
Wasabi Pills: Emma hair – Cinnamon
IKON: Promise eyes – Moor
Blacklace: Lil Miss Patty lingerie set
SLink: mesh hands – casual, mesh feet – high
SySy’s: Samya shoes – Gold
Cae: Promise necklace
Embody: Stand In poses 1 & 3

Descend Forever

I have been a big fan of Cae jewlery since the beginning. I think Caelan Hancroft does absolutely stunning work, and her latest releases are no exception. I wanted to share some with you.

In this first pic, I’m wearing the Descend set that came out last month. It’s very dramatic and bold, and I love the texture change, pave gems on this set. On my left hand I am wearing one of Cae’s new Forever wedding sets that is available as part of the Mingle event.

Descend Forever

If you haven’t heard of this event, Mingle is really, really cool. It’s an interactive HUD based hunt, and the creators did an amazing job with it. It’s really cute. There’s a gift shop, which is where you’ll find Forever (along with a lot of other gifts, which you can buy for yourself or gifting), but there are also free gifts when you complete the event! You can read more about Mingle here.

Now, for a better look at that rock I’m wearing. Well… rocks, to be fair. This is the three stone version of the ring (there is also a solitaire version). What I absolutely love is that you can customize not only the metal and gems, but also the style of the ring(s). Let’s start with the stone shapes. You can do princess cut, heart or round, and the center stone can differ from the two side stones (both in shape and color). The band of the engagement ring also has three options. I like sparkle, so I’m using the option for channel set gems. There are also plain and tapered versions. The wedding band can be hidden, or it can be channel set (as seen below) or plain. In the collage below I am showing off the princess and round cut stones. I also wanted to show you some of the color options.

Cae Forever @ Mingle gift shop

Finally, in this last picture I am wearing the Promise set (you can only really see the necklace). My skin is Kaelyn from Glam Affair, which really is one of my favorites ever of that brand (not that it’s easy to pick). My eyes are IKON’s Promise eyes in Metal, which is a very unique color that I love. The hair is Rowan, a recent Truth release. I happened to be wearing all of this for my BFF Rosa’s surprise rezz day party last week, and I loved the look so I decided a new profile pic was in order.

A hint of sass

Have a great weekend! More from me soon.

~Lucie

Credits:
Pics 1 & 2
Glam Affair: Magenta skin – Asia – 02 F w/cheeks 01, nose 03
Elikatira: Arabella hair – reds
Valentina E. Couture: Gabrielle Dress – Mint
SLink: Mesh hands – casual
Flair: SLink nails – set 199
Embody: Handoff 04

Pic 3
Glam Affair: Kaelyn skin – America – 03 F w/nose 02
Truth: Rowan hair – gingers
IKON: Promise eyes – Metal
Cae: Promise set
Maitreya: Poise Dress – Rain
Embody: Handoff 03

It’s a shiny new year…

So FaMESHed for January is pretty freakin’ awesome. If you haven’t been yet, definitely check it out. I have a few great finds to share with you in this post. Wasabi Pills has an adorable new hairstyle, Emily, which has a hud controlled, texture change bow that’s just too cute. Coquet has a great dress (not in this post) and also this adorable sweater/top combo I loved so much. The sweater is texture change via hud and has multiple options/colors. I know a lot of people thought this was a short little dress at first glance, and from the front you could totally think that. But trust me, from the back… not so much! So you’ll want to grab some leggings or jeans or a cute skirt to pair with it! In my case, I went to my Maitreya leggings, which I love.

All the shiny things

I’m wearing Glam Affair’s new Kaelyn skin, in the gorgeous Jamaica tone. My eyes are the Chocolate shade from IKON’s new Promise line, available at FaMESHed. I love this rich brown so much, especially with the Jamaica tone. My gorgeous jewelry is Cae’s FaMESHed set, Ascension.

January 2014 Profile Pic

~Lucie

Credits
Glam Affair: Kaelyn skin – Jamaica 08 F
Wasabi Pills: Emily hair – Cinnamon FaMESHed
IKON: Promise eyes – Chocolate FaMESHed
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Cae: Ascension jewelry FaMESHed
Coquet: Peplum top – Rose FaMESHed
Maitreya: Mesh Leggings – Black, August ankle boots – Oxblood
Embody: Footlose 2 pose

Time to shop!

Let’s face it… the holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time to shop! So, I went to Izzie’s, where the sim is all ready for winter, and took a couple of pics to celebrate the start of the shopping season – and to show off these amazing boots from Pixel Mode for Shoetopia. They have the most darling detail on the back, and I want to start with that. I love the zipper, but it’s the bows that really made me squee.

Pixel Mode for Shoetopia

If you need a pretty sim all decked out for winter, definitely check out Izzie’s. It’s so pretty. To grab a pair of these boots yourself, be sure to visit Pixel Mode at Shoetopia!

A bit of shopping

~Lucie

Credits
Pink Fuel: Harley skin – Peach
Truth: Winter hair – Blood
coldLogic: top – watts – moss
Pixel Mode: Lisette skirt w/belt – moss
SLink: Mesh hands – Casual
Wicked Peach: Glitter nails (for SLink hands)
Pixel Mode: Tabi boots – moss Shoetopia
Embody: Spree pose (center pose only) w/bag prop

Location: Izzie’s