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HTGT Day 4

So, I changed the pose for this pic because I also changed the jewelry in order to show off this stunning set from Cae. Guinevere is coming soon to the new round of Collabor88, so be sure to check it out. This pose is Embody’s Elle 3.

The hair for today is also a new Truth release, January. This is one of those fabulous, elegant updos that are great for showing of jewelry. My color is blood w/roots. Skin credits are the same as my default. Oh, and I got my ancient copy of Fireworks installed and YAY it works on Windows 8. I was worried about that, given how old it is! But now I can edit more properly again, which makes me happy. My OCD doesn’t like to post totally raw shots.

HTGT Day 4

More from me tomorrow!

~Lucie

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

I decided that since I have so much hair in SL, I should really try a challenge. So, the Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow challenge was born. My goal is to do one very simple post every day. To help keep it easy, I have selected a default look, which includes the outfit, skin, eyes, etc. You can get all the details on this challenge on the page I created for it. Those details include the credits for everything I am wearing in the picture below… except, of course, the hair.

Today’s hair is a fairly recent release from Truth. I fell in love with this style immediately. It’s called Bianca, and it’s one of those I consider a “must have” because it’s so versatile. It could easily be worn casually or dressed up. I am wearing Bianca in Blood w/roots. I like the roots styles, as I feel they add a bit of depth to the hair.

HTGT Day 1: Bianca

Remember, for all the details other than hair, check the HTGT page. You can use the link in this post, or find it in the menu on my home page!

Happy New Year!!!

~Lucie

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Winter Wonderland

Winter sparkles and shimmers, and the cold means plenty of snuggly, comfy clothes… I love winter. Winter in Second Life is so much fun. There are always lost of fun, festive items to be had. And I know for those of you in “normal”places in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s not officially winter. Of course, it’s not officially winter here, either… but once we get our first snows, which happens early at 9,000 feet above sea level, well, it’s winter to me!

La Petite Morte recently released a gorgeous new skin named Birgit. The Outlet Sales Room has 2 versions of this skin for just $L99 each! The pale tone is especially adorable and has the look of being outside in the cold, so I paired it with some frosty, wintry eyebrows from Izzie’s and I teleported skated over the Izzie’s store sim, which is all decked out for winter (and absolutely stunning). I happened upon an abandoned pose stand tucked into a snow bank, and it had some of Izzie’s Headshot poses. I decided it was serendipity and hopped on to take this shot!

Winter Wonderland

This horse is one of the items Izzie Button has used to decorate her sim. Continuing with Pose Appreciation Week, I made sure to get the details on the horsey. This prop is from Focus Poses. I think I need to buy one of these for my own personal use! The adorable hair I am wearing is from Wasabi Pills, and it includes the scarf. By the way… there are Hogwarts house colors included in the texture options, for any fellow geeks. 😀 My cozy, oversized sweater is from NiNight Creations. I added a comfy turtleneck from fri.day and some fuzzy tights from JANE. These boots are from Lassitude & Ennui and are part of a very important fundraiser called Unhinged. More about Unhinged in just a moment, but first… the picture.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Okay, so about Unhinged. This event is raising money for an SLer named Eku Zhong. I don’t know Eku, but she is very sick. She has multiple sclerosis, which is an illness that hits close to home for me, as my husband has it. But it’s more complicated than just that. Eku’s also battled cancer. She now needs reconstructive surgery, and this is not some minor surgery, nor is it about vanity… in fact, without it, she might die. To read more check this blog post. There are a lot of awesome items available for this event, and it’s definitely worth checking out.

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: La Petite Morte – Birgit – tone 2 – The Outlet Edition
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Brrree – Wild Honey (tinted red)
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Ice
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Icy Brows: Izzie’s – Snow Eyebrows (part of the Baby, it’s cold outside set)
Shirt: fri.day – basic turtleneck – Grey
Sweater: NiNight Creations – Autumn Leaves Sweater Dress 10
Tights: JANE – lil piggies fuzzy – graphite
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui – Sugarskull boots – Brown (for Unhinged)
Poses: Izzie’s – Headshot 3 (pic 1), Focus Poses Horse Girl 2 (pic 2)

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Kick Up Your Heels!

I love the chance to discover a new store. My friend, the lovely and talented Caelan Hancroft, recently opened her jewelry store Cae. I absolutely love the elegant designs she’s creating. Plus, all of her pieces are texture change and have a wide variety of options. I love options. I was beyond honored when asked to model one of these sets, and you can see Cae’s work at her mainstore on the Truth District. You’ll also see one of her sets up close and personal in this post! Here’s a look at pieces from the Knotted set. I usually only wear silver/platinum/white gold… but I really like Cae’s copper, rose gold and even her gold tones. Here, I’m wearing the tri-color option this set has.

Tied Up In Knots

I also have another new discovery to share with you… the adorable ankle boots I’m wearing in this next pic are from a new store called chillie. Right now, chiilie is only on Marketplace, and you can visit their MP store here. These boots come in two types of leather, but I am wearing the suede version in my pic. Each pair is texture change. You can change the heel cap, the heel, the sole and the boot itself. It makes these boots very versatile and a great deal, since you get more than one pair of shoes in, well, one pair of shoes! Plus, I love texture change shoes because they help cut down on your inventory.

My skirt and jacket are more Valentina E. Couture items (I might be a touch obsessed with this store). My adorably sexy t-shirt is from Sleeping Koala. There are people who will claim there’s no longer a need for texture clothing, but I am not one of them. First of all, I love layering and it’s often easier with a texture layer than trying to layer mesh pieces. But secondly, some clothes are meant to fit like a second skin, and this top is definitely among those items. I’m also wearing a pair of sheer stockings from Izzie’s, further proving a need for texture clothes!

Continuing with Pose Appreciate Week, I am featuring poses from my very favorite SL pose creator… and yes, I may be biased since he happens to be my husband (in RL and SL) Radagast Lexington. In all honesty, when we opened our store Embody, I attempted to make poses. It’s not as easy as some might believe. Creating poses that don’t break the avatar mesh, that have realistic physics and that are still all the things you want in a pose is a rather major challenge. Fortunately, there are people more talented than I who create poses for us to use!

Kick Up Your Heels

Finally, here’s a good closeup of the gorgeous new Laina skin from Adam n Eve. I wanted a close up that would show off the adorable dimples. I love dimples, but they are hard to do well in SL, it seems. This skin has a tattoo add on for them, and I think they’re perfect. Also, steal another look at that gorgeous necklace and earrings from Cae! My stunning eyes are part of the new Eternal line at IKON.

Laina by Adam n Eve

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: Adam n Eve – Laina Tone 2 – Wildflower w/dimples & red brows tattoos
Hair: Truth – Cheyenne – Blood w/roots
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Wood
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Mysteria
Jewelry: Cae – Knotted set
Jacket: Valentina E. Couture – Short Herringbone Blazer – Forest
Shirt: Sleeping Koala – My Bra Flashing – Light Brown
Skirt: Valentina E. Couture – Pleated Wool Skirt – Forest Velvet
Tights: Izzie’s – Sheer – Dark Cream
Boots: chillie – Vienna Ankle Boots – Suede
Poses: Embody – Rapunzel 3 (pic 1), Spirit 5 (pic 2), Milla 3 (pic 3)

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Around The World

If you haven’t already heard about Around The World, you should definitely check it out. It’s an awesome event brought to us by The Ego Co. It’s one of those cool events that celebrates diversity and represents multiple cultures. I have a few items from this event to share with you.

This gaucho outfit is from Valentina E. Couture. I love the variety of colors it comes in, and chose to show off the red. I don’t tend to wear a lot of red… in either of my lives! Well, aside from my hair. 😉 But I do love red. I added a cute beret from Evolve, also an ATW item. My shoes are from Ingenue, from the first round of The Arcade. The hair is a recent release from Truth, Rashida… and I just love how sleek and sophisticated it is! Oh, and it’s Pose Appreciate Week, and in this post I used poses from Adorkable. This pose was one of a pack in October’s MySecond Box. It’s a pack called Attitude, and I used pose 3 and the mirrored version of pose 3 for the two pics in this blog post!

Around The World

This next pic lets you take a closer look at the detail work in the VE outfit… and also gives me the chance to show off this adorable bangle bracelet from Noodles, which is also available at Around The World. My adorable necklace is from HandVerk for L’Accessories. I saw it and knew it would work perfectly for this outfit. There’s also a bolero jacket and cute hat available from Valentina E. Couture for this outfit, but I wanted to create a “melting pot” feeling. Finally, this stunning skin is part of a new release from Adam n Eve. It’s Laina and I am in love with it. You’ll see more of this skin in my next post, too!

Melting Pot

That’s all from me for now. Be sure to stop by Around The World before it ends on November 29th!

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: Adam n Eve – Laina Tone 2 – Daisy w/red brows & dimples tattoos
Lipstick: Adam n Eve – Laina – Burnt Orange (sold separately)
Hair: Truth – Rashida – Blood w/roots
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Olive
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Hat: Evolve – Beret – Black*
Bracelet: Noodles – Shane Bangle – Black w/silver*
Nails: Izzie’s – Metal Stripe
Outfit: Valentina E. Couture – Gaucho One Piece – Red*
Necklace: HandVerk – Palette Boho Standard
Shoes: Ingenue – Ariane – Noir
Poses: Adorkable – Attitude 3 & 3m

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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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Autumn Knocks

This autumn has been a rough one for me so far. I feel like life is determined to knock me down, but I have never been one to give up without a fight. The pics I took for this post were designed to celebrate tenacity and fight.

This first look is all about casual comfort… warm, cozy and perfect for a stroll on a crisp autumn morning. The sweater is from NiNight Creations, the tights are RezIpsa Loc. The boots are Triumph from Gos (which fits the theme nicely) and the hair is a recent release from Truth. I took this pic at Scribbled Hearts, my current favorite place to go wander when I’m sad and need a pick-me-up.

November Walk

This second look features an adorable arm cast from Izzie’s. I’ve thought about buying these for ages, but finally had a reason. The “broken arm” represents the challenges in my life right now… but I will not be broken, and I will not give up or give in. The necklace is from Maxi Gossamer and is called Rejuvenated Stitched Heart, which again felt appropriate.

Can't break my spirit

This sweater and skirt are both recent Sn@tch releases. Perfect for fall, they look cozy and comfy and yet, somehow still elegant and sophisticated. The boots are from Schadenfreude, and can be found at the new round of Collabor88 that just opened yesterday.

Fight Back

Here’s a closeup of those boots! I love the detail work, and you can change it to plain with a hud. I was thinking of this as my “blue mood boots.”

Blue Mood Boots

Life is unfair, brutal and frequently cruel… but I choose to find ways to meet the challenges thrown at me, even when I’d rather give in, curl up in bed and hide under my blankets. Today I was able to channel some of the negative energy through the creative outlet of blogging. It felt good, and it makes me grateful for the discovery of Second Life nearly four years ago.

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Belleza – Shyla 04 – Medium
Hair: Truth – Sara – Blood
Necklace: Izzie’s – Heart Necklace (Perfect Wardrobe)
Top: NiNight Creations – Loose Shaded Sweater 8 (XY Room)
Tights: RezIpsa Loc – Fall Tights
Boots: Gos – Triumph – Brown
Pose: Oracul AO
Location: Scribbled Hearts (Water Reserve sim)

Look 2:
Skin: Belleza – Shyla 04 – Medium
Hair: Truth – Uma – Blood
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Pewter
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Rejuvenated Stitched Heart
Nails: Izzie’s – Metal Stripe Nails
Cast: Izzie’s – Scribbles
Top: Sn@tch – Emille Cashmere Sweater – Grey
Skirt: Sn@tch – Fiona Cord – Grey
Tights: Izzie’s – Sheer – Dark Grey
Boots: Schadenfreude – Amargosa Boots – Denim (Collabor88)
Poses: Oracul AO (Pic 1), Embody (Pics 2 & 3)