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Lucie’s Dream Closet

In recent months I’ve found myself liking pink a lot. I was never the pink sort of girl. In fact, as a kid I despised pink. I think I resented the fact that, as a girl, I was just supposed to automatically like pink. So now, as a grown ass woman, I’m finding in my 40s that pink is okay after all. I originally thought of calling these pics Pretty In Pink, but tbh I’d be shocked if I hadn’t already done that, because hello, 80s girl here. So then I thought of the big Reign closet from a couple of Arcade rounds ago and thought well it IS kind of a Barbie pink… and went for the play on Barbie’s Dream House. Which, btw, I never owned. 😦 So sad, right? Anyway.

If you’ve been hiding in your giant, walk-in, two story closet you may have missed that Collabor88 is celebrating its 6th birthday! Crazy, right? I’ve bought items from every round, which is possibly even crazier. This month’s theme was a brightly colored plastic one, though, and I admit… I was a bit hesitant because plastic just isn’t my thing. However, the designers pulled off some really clever interpretations of the theme and I wound up liking quite a lot more than I expected! Great for shopping, less for my budget, but hey the big birthday round only happens once a year, right? Anyway, here I’m wearing a couple of items you can find at Collab’s birthday event. One is the jelly bracelets from Atomic. Raise your hand if you had tons of these as a kid… oh, wait hard to type with one hand in the air. We called them “Madonna” bracelets, as she made them iconic. They were cheap and we did all sorts of weird things with the way we wore them. So I naturally had to have them. My shiny pink dress by Decoy with the awesome scoop neck is also from Collab’s birthday round.

My adorable shoes are from the new Blush event. They are by friday and they have an option (for Maitreya only) that includes socks. I went sockless here for this look. These sandals are so cute. They’ve got a crazy platform heel and the bows are just too cute. Blush closes August 28th, and it’s full of so much cute that you definitely want to check it out ASAP. My hair is by Exile. This style was released for FLF in 2 exclusive color huds. I don’t know for sure if it will be available as a regular Mainstore release, but I love it SO MUCH that I really hope so. I love the heavy, blunt bangs, and the long pulled back style.

Lucie's Dream Closet

Now, let’s talk about my head (and other strange things you hopefully only say when talking about SL!). This is Greer, one of four(!!!) new LeLutka bento heads. All of the bento heads got an awesome update recently, which you can read about on the LeLutka blog. Among the updates are a lot of new animations, which are really cute. As always, the LeLutka heads are preloaded with skins by Glam Affair. You get all the tones, and I’m wearing Jamaica here. I am wearing one of the Tropical eyeshadow colors from Mila, available at Cosmetic Fair, which runs through August 31st. I used the blender to fade it a bit, but the colors are all gorgeous and I love how well they applied! My eyes by [theSkinnery] are another Blush release, and they come in a lot of fun, flirty colors. My earrings and necklace are Cae’s Shooting Star collection.

Pink Pout

~Credits

Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LeLutka: Greer mesh head – Default skin – Jamaica tone
Mila: Tropical Eyeshadow applier Cosmetic Fair
[theSkinnery]: Psionic eyes 1 Blush
Exile: Run The World hair – FLF Naturals pack
Decoy: Nadia dress Collabor88
Cae: Shooting Star collection
Atomic: Jelly bracelets – Set 3 Collabor88
friday: Regina platforms – Candy Blush
Repose/Embody: Footing pose 2 Marketplace only
Reign: Chanel’s Closet Decorated #1 Rare (past Arcade release)

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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

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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)

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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

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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)

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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.

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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