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Last Call! RFL Christmas Expo!

This is the last day of the RFL Christmas Expo. If you haven’t been yet, definitely try to get there! It’s such a great cause, and it’s a lovely build with tons of goodies.

This first pic features an old fashioned Christmas tree from the Expo and an adorable pose I got from the Adorkable Arcade gacha! The tree is by Hanaya, and like the trees of years gone by it features lovely lit candles. Unlike the trees of years gone by, there’s no fire danger from this one, and the tree skirt is texture change! The adorable kitty bed Winter is sleeping on is one of the items in the KittyCatS Advent Calendar, and it’s from A.D.D. Andel! My presents, aside from the Adorkable props, are all from What Next.

For Me?

The With Love From Hunt also continues, and this cute chalkboard is evolve’s gift for that hunt. The Winter Holiday Side Table is something I found from End of Daze at the RFL Expo. I thought it was crazy cute and just had to put it out! Especially if you like your Christmasy things to have a more modern, clean look, this is a must have.

Christmas with love

Next, if you feel you need a festive and fun holiday skin, Aeva has several absolutely gorgeous ones out… and best of all? They’re only L$100 each! This one is Yves, and I just thought it was stunning. I will be blogging more of these holiday skins ASAP.

Aeva Yves Holiday Skin

This is another pic featuring an Adorkable pose you can get from The Arcade gacha! I thought it was so cute, and I decided to wear this Sakide corset dress from the F R O S T event to create a cute, sexy and playful look. The hair is a relatively new release from Exile, and I loved the flowers (they are texture change, but you can wear it without them, too)!

Helper

I hope your having a wonderful holiday season!

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: Aeva – Yves 02 – Jingle Bells
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Tundra
Hair & Flowers: Exile – Beyond The Waves – Sin (tinted to be more red, this is in the black color pack)
Dress: Sakide – Vintage Glam Dress – White*
Tights: Izzie's – Sheer tights – Light Cream
Nails: RezIpsa Loc – Sparkle – Diamond
Shoes: G Field – Alex – White Patent
Poses: Adorkable – gacha gifts 5 & 6

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FaMESHed November

If you haven’t stopped by the November edition of FaMESHed yet, definitely make a point to check it out. There’s a new build and new location, and lots of gorgeous goodies to be had. I’m going to share some of my favorites.

This shirt and sweater vest from Cracked Mirror is technically intended as a dress, but I paired it with cute mesh jeans from Evolve. The top is available at FaMESHed, and I bought the blue argyle. Much to my delight, you also get a white version of the shirt, which is what I am wearing here. The hair is also a FaMESHed item, from Wasabi Pills. It’s seriously adorable, and one of those styles that I love for its versatility. It could easily be dressed up, but here you can see it on me in all my comfy, casual glory. I tend to find the reds from Wasabi Pills aren’t quite the shade I’d like, but fortunately you can mod their hair, so I always tint it to make it more like my preferred shade of red (yes, even the rigged mesh – you just have to rezz it to do so. It should be noted that with this headband you have to use select face to select just that and tint it back to white after tinting the entire hair. This technique works on most rigged mesh hair with built in accessories.).

Argyle & Denim

Something about this look made me think “college co-ed.” I felt stylish, but in a very easy, simple way. I added my new Metal Stripe nails from Izzie’s for some pizzazz and fun. My eyes are from the new Eternal line at IKON. I am really over the moon about this line. It has an element of realism that I love, and there are so many awesome colors. In this pic I am wearing the blue-gray.

The co-ed

My other FaMESHed look features separates from Valentina E. Couture. I really love this store’s items. They are original, creative and the detail work is stunning. These pieces with their military-design-as-fashion feel wanted an urban, grungy type of setting. I asked my reliable friends on Plurk, and someone suggested I check Tobacco Road. This sim was perfect, and just as a bonus, I was able to rezz my Madman’s Blue Box from Hopscotch. For those who aren’t fans, this recent release (it was at Cinema) is inspired by the amazing show Doctor Who. I’m a huge fan of Doctor Who, so I was thrilled to use this prop. My boots are from Miel… and the color perfectly matched the Mountie shade of the skirt and jacket.

This first pose in the prop makes me think of when the TARDIS has first landed, and you’re never sure what you might find outside the doors! I went a little artsy (for me) with this pic. The prop and the outfit just lent themselves to a more creative look.

Take a look

In this pic, I imagine I’ve somehow been separated from the Doctor… and I am waiting for him to come back so we can get the hell off this crazy planet, or out of this crazy time.

Waiting for the Doctor

Finally, I wanted to do a simple (though hopefully dramatic) closeup, both to show off my new skin from Belleza and this gorgeous jewelry by Cae. Oh, and another pair of the new Eternal eyes, this time in Pewter. When Belleza released the Shyla skin some months back, I debated it. I decided against it at the time, but I’ve been drawn to it ever since. I’ve never owned a Belleza skin before. I kind of felt like the last holdout! Shyla won me over, though. I adore the lips on this skin in particular, and since there are tattoo add ons for it, I was a goner. After I bought this skin, I made a vow to not buy any skins for a month! Eep.

Shyla & Cae

Here’s a link to the new location for FaMESHed. Be sure to check it out before the month is over!

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Belleza – Shyla 4 – Medium w/lips 8 (sold separately)
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Blue-Gray
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Mysteria
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Amelie – Dark Flame (tinted)*
Dress: Cracked Mirror – Woolsworth – Blue/White*
Jeans: Evolve – Oblivion – Twilight
Nails: Izzie’s – Metal Stripe
Shoes: Elikatira – Millside Flats – Winter
Poses: Embody – Lust 1 (pic 1), Adorkable – Attitude 1m

Look 2:
Skin: Belleza – Shyla 4 – Medium w/lips 3 (sold separately)
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Pewter
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Mysteria
Hair: Exile – Callisto – Rouge (tinted)
Jewelry: Cae – Starfish
Jacket: Valentina E. Couture – Cadet Blazer – Mountie*
Tank: Valentina E. Couture – Shorty Tank – Sand*
Skirt: Valentina E. Couture – Cadet Skirt – Mountie*
Boots: Miel – Timber Boots – Naturals
Prop: Hopscotch – The Madman’s Blue Box

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The Arcade SL

You’d pretty much have to be living under a rock in SL to not have heard about The Arcade by now… this gacha festival has been one of the more popular SL events in recent memory. Even a full week after opening, I still had trouble tping in, as the region was full! I’ve shared a few pieces from this event in various recent posts, but this is my first dedicated to the event. There is really just so much awesomeness to be had at this event, so be sure to check it out. They’ve even created a handy shoppers guide, which you can check out here.

I must start off this post with the adorable Beetlebones hamster avatar that has been all over Flickr. I was lucky enough to get the fawn one from a friend. I decided to wear my Auxiliary ears, because, well… just so much cute! I curled up on my stuffed giraffe from NiNight Creations and we chatted about our day.

Tell me about your day

Because there’s just so much great stuff to be had, I decided to try my hand at a collage style pic. In this pic you can see my items from Floorplan… the cubby and the clock. On top of the cubby is my Survivor piggy bank from Sway’s. Some might find the white one boring, but I liked her! The adorable ironing board and the piles of clothing are from LISP. The clothes self rezz when you pic a pose. The basket of laundry is also one of the items from LISP, as is the cute rug you can just catch a glimpse of in the ironing shot. The two cameo style pieces on the cubby are the packaging from the Noodles fairytale necklaces. They are so cute, and you can mod them… and as adorable as the necklaces are, I think I’m a bit like a toddler on these. I like the packaging even better! You can use them to decorate, and how fun is that! My mesh robe is from Stickfigure Home… and it’s cozy and perfect for laundry day, don’t you think?

The Arcade

Glam Affair has some really fun skins at The Arcade, and I got 07… which is sort of vampire pale and very goth. And so very not my usual look, but it’s just stunning. I decided to depart from my usual red hair for a special occasion and paired the skin with the new Stevie hair from Truth in Raven. My eyes are from the new Kaleido series by IKON, and they’re really cool.

Roza 07 - The Arcade

I love this mesh tank from Mon Cheri’s gacha, and I paired it with a skirt I snagged during the recent sale at Evolve. I love my Gos Triumph boots, and I knew they’d compliment the look just perfectly.

Edgy Arcade

I will likely have another post of things from The Arcade. The event runs through October 15th, so there’s still time to check it out!

~Lucie

Credits
Pic 1:
Avatar: Beetlebones – Hamster – Fawn*
Giraffe: NiNight Creations – Giraffe w/animations
Decor: Post – Apple bucket w/old spiggot, What Next – Storybook Autumn Ground Cover
Ears: Auxiliary – Gacha Mouse Ears – White 2

Pic 2:
Skin: Al Vulo – Georgie Custard – Natural
Hair: Elikatira – Return – Red 09
Socks: Maitreya – Scrunch socks
Robe: Stickfigure Home – Pink
Bank: Sway’s – Survivor White*
Ironing Board: LISP – Dolly Days – Blue*
Basket: LISP – Dolly Days – Red Laundry Basket*
Cubby: Floorplan – chevron cubby – purple*
Clock: Floorplan – Driftwood clock – purple*
Rug: LISP – Dolly Days – Pink*
Cameos: Noodles – Dream Wish & Part of Your World (packaging)*

Pics 3 & 4
Skin: Glam Affair – Roza 07 for The Arcade*
Eyes: IKON – Kaleido – Oil
Hair: Truth – Stevie – Raven w/roots
Nails: Izzie’s – Gradient Metallic
Top: Mon Cheri – Dead Romance Tank*
Skirt: Evolve – Fade Skirt – Grey
Boots: Gos – Triumph – Worn (with Archie accents)
Pose: Embody – Lust 1

*Items available at The Arcade SL event

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Monday Mix

I have to start this blog post with a bit of a happy dance. Why? Well, my Denver Broncos won their opening game yesterday! Go Peyton Manning! I’m not like a crazed football fan, but I do love my Broncos. See, I moved to Colorado in 2006, but I’d already been a Broncos fan since 1989. Kind of an odd choice for a girl from NJ, but… well. There may have been a cute boy involved. His name was Rick and he was from Colorado originally, and he was a football player and we were 13 and “dated” for all of 3 weeks before he dumped me for a girl named Starr. No, really. That was her name. With two Rs… I’d been following the Broncos because I didn’t really have a favorite football team.

Well, my relationship with Rick was short lived, but I’ve loved the Broncos ever since! That 13 year-old girl could never have imagined someday she’d actually live in Colorado. But, I do… and this time of year, I am really feeling the blue & orange color combos as a result! Which brings me to my first look for this post… this recent sweater release is one of a couple of items I have from coldLogic that combines orange & blue! I’ve even wondered if the powers that be at coldLogic are Broncos fans. Probably not, but let me pretend, okay? I paired this top with these adorable fall tweeds from BOOM for Collabor88… I seriously need to go back because I want ALL THE COLORS. The hair is Briony from Truth’s latest release. And now I can admit that I am dorky enough about my Broncos and the orange & blue that I bought these deck flats from G Field just because they were the right orange to go with this look. And though this pose Rad made is technically for male avs, I think it worked okay for this pic! And once again, I went to scribbled hearts to shoot because it’s just so perfect for my autumn picture needs!

Orange & Blue

Now, I have to admit something. I’m not usually a big fan of animal prints. They just aren’t, well… me. But this dress from Valentina E. Couture for faMESHed is so sexy and chic and I just loved it. I also loved this hair from Wasabi Pills, which is another faMESHed item I just had to have! It’s really versatile. The clips make it very cute, but the overall feel is so sleek and sophisticated.

faMESHed

My lipstick is from Izzie’s Vibrant Lipstick pack and I loved how closely it matched the purple in the dress.

Writing on the wall

Finally, if you haven’t heard about the Summer Harvest Hunt you should definitely check it out. There are a ton of great gifts to be had. I’m not much for hunting, as I get easily frustrated and impatient, but for this hunt I broke form and grabbed several things. But what I wanted most was this adorably sexy top from Sleeping Koala and these patched cords from evolve. This new hair Azrea is from Truth. It’s a definite favorite. I want my RL hair like this! I’m sitting in my Autumn Garden from Tranquility Way Station. I got this last year and I still love it! It has a ton of cute poses and it’s pretty decor!

Summer Harvest Hunt

I have so much more to share with you… but alas, it must wait. Stay tuned!

~Lucie

PS. Collabor88 has moved! You can get the new slurl and see all the goodies – and, oh, my there are many this time around – in the roundup from Seraphim.

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Izzie’s – Elena – Sunkissed
Hair: Truth – Briony – Sangria w/roots
Sweater: coldLogic – matta.orange
Pants: BOOM – Fall Tweeds II – Sapphire*
Shoes: G Field – Deck Shoes – Brick
Pose & Prop: Embody – Gridiron 03

Look 2:
Skin: Izzie’s – Estella – Sunkissed w/purple eyeshadow
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Dark Blue
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Noriko – Dark Flame**
Dress: Valentina E. Couture – Viper Dress – Violet**
Shoes: Gos – PYP – Point Platform
Poses: Embody – Celebrity 2 & Charm 3

Look 3:
Skin: Izzie’s – Elena – Sunkissed
Hair: Truth – Azrea – Sangria w/roots
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Dark Green
Top: Sleeping Koala – My Bra Flashing***
Pants: evolve – patched cords – pumpkin***
Pose: Tranquility Way Station – Autumn Harvest Garden w/poses

*Items @ Collabor88
**Items @ faMESHed
***Items from Summer Harvest Hunt

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Sassy 60s…

One thing that has always sort of stood out in my mind when I think of fashions from the 60s is the diversity. This latest Vintage Fair post features three looks from that decade that are dramatically different, but each awesome in their own right!

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was a style icon of the 60s and even the 70s, but it was looks like this Jackie O inspired look from Purple Moon Creations that really stood out, and for which she is often most remembered. Purple Moon is one of the Vintage Fair sponsors this year, and this mesh set from their Vintage Fair offerings is just so elegant, and sophisticated. I paired it with glasses, also from Purple Moon. The hair is one of the offerings from Vanity Hair for Vintage Fair, and features a texture change band. Something about this look just made me think “Summer Glamour.”

Summer Glamour

I paired the look with Vintage Fair offerings from R+U Dogs. The ring is beautiful, and has a lot of various options scripted into it.

Slightly Incognito

The earrings are also divine, with a lot of gem and pearl color options, and the look was perfected with the VIP group gift skin from Izzie’s. This gift was a preview of her now-released Elena skin (which I bought immediately!), and it’s so pretty, soft and sophisticated.

Vintage Elena

From the chic sophistication of the Jackie O look, I went to the mod look with the Twiggy dress from Evolve. This dress comes in so many color options, but I loved the mix of soft pastels with brights in this version, and I knew it would nicely compliment the Vintage Fair skin offering from SHINE. One of the latest releases from Truth, Liberty, seemed perfect for this look.

Truth Evolves

And here’s an up close pic of the skin… I’m wearing it with a teeth option that is a tattoo layer. Also, notice that in this pic, I’ve turned on the adorable bow that is a feature of Liberty. The bow has a lot of color choices, and obviously an “off” option, too!

Shine on me

This final look makes me think of a stylish (late) 60s housewife. The dress and skin are both Vintage Fair offerings, from CIA and La Petite Morte, respectively. The shoes are by ChaChaDee and are also available at Vintage Fair.

Oh, hi

I love this skin’s subtle dimples! It adds a very cute touch to a sophisticated skin. A lot of skins in SL look very young, which is great, but this one has a more mature quality I like a lot, too. This hair was one of the new releases from Wasabi Pills at Hair Fair. I hadn’t bought it then, but they have it out in their Vintage Fair store, too, and I knew it would be perfect for so many of the possible looks I could create!

CIA & La Petite Morte

I’ll be back with more soon… ❤

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Izzie's – Vintage Elena (August VIP Group Gift)
Hair: Vanity Hair – The Hamptons – Jet Black*
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Deep Wood
Lashes: Beetlebones – Minimalist – Black (MESH)
Outfit: Purple Moon Creations – Jackie Vest & Skirt – Black Boucle (MESH)*
Earrings: U+R Dogs – Cembalo – Gold*
Ring: U+R Dogs – Turandot – Gold*
Shoes: Gos – Pimp Your Pumps – Point Court
Poses: Embody – Rapunzel 2 (pics 1 & 3) Celebrity 2 (pic 3)

Look 2:
Skin: SHINE – Rose Natural – Pale (with teeth tattoo – sexy)*
Shape: Embody – Zoya for medium Standard Sizing mesh
Hair: Truth – Liberty – Macaroon w/roots (MESH)
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Light Brown
Lashes: Beetlebones – Minimalist – Black (MESH)
Nails: RezIpsa Loc – Sparkly – Diamond
Dress: Evolve – Twiggy – Linear (MESH)*
Poses: Embody – Tough Girl 5 (pic 1) & Karolina 5 (pic 2)

Look 3:
Skin: La Petite Morte – Kalika – Medium*
Shape: Embody – Lenara for medium Standard Sizing mesh (not yet released)
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Ichigo – Cinnamon (MESH)*
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Light Gray-Blue
Lashes: L.Fauna – Pretty & Underlashes (tattoo layers)
Dress: CIA – Vintage Flower Dress – Blue (MESH)*
Shoes: ChaChaDee – 1950s Leather Heels – Black*
Poses: Embody – Charm 1 (pic 1) & Milla 3 (pic 2)

*Denotes items available at Vintage Fair

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