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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)

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Three for the price of One…

So, I am a bit behind. As a result, you get a special Three for the price of One blog post from me! First on the agenda, Week Four of Raid Your Closet.

I love autumn clothes. I love layers and tights and jackets. I also love the “smart, but sexy” look, which is what I was going for with this week’s RYCC. I paired this cute skirt from Blueberry with a blazer by House of Fox that I grabbed from the last round of Collabor88. I added some fuzzy tights from JANE, these adorable not-quite-boots shoes from G Field, a sketchbook from Elymode and my Gos Intuition glasses and considered myself good to go. Oh, and the super sexy but softly feminine t-shirt under my blazer is from Sleeping Koala. Anyone who thinks textured clothes are a thing of the past needs one of these t-shirts. The detail work is incredible and they are perfect for layering!

Book Smart

Next up… The Black Market! I loved this outfit from Sakide for The Black Market. It’s really cute, sexy and girly. I paired it with a recent shoe release from Severed Garden. These Nana pumps have a hud and there are so many color combinations. They are some crazy high heels, but that is offset by how freakin’ cute they are! The sheer tights are a new release from Izzie’s. I was absolutely thrilled with this release because I’ve been dying for some “pantyhose” type tights.

Feigned Innocence

The stunning skin is the newly released Jaci from Aeva. Though the Bare and Belle Amie versions have been out for a few weeks, Amesha recently released the full makeup line. This soft, delicate and perfectly autumnal makeup is called Chocolat. My jewelry set is Enchanted from Cae, and it’s so pretty. It’s texture change with multiple metal options. For this look I used the rose gold metal.

Aeva Jaci 01 - Chocolat

Next, a bit of homestyle. I used my Anastasia Autumn skybox again for this pic. The chair is from Mudhoney for The Outlet and comes in several color options. I used the teal because I liked the unexpected splash of color. The leather sofa is from WM, also for The Outlet. It’s texture change, and includes an option you can tint. The bookcase and pile of books is by FD Decor for The Black Market. Like the sofa & chair, this is also mesh. I was exhausted from standing in those heels, so I plopped on the Emma chair to relax.

Autumn Living Room

That’s all from me for now. Soon I’ll have more from Cinema!

Credits
Pic 1:
Skin: Izzie’s – Estella – Sunkissed
Hair: Truth – Carmen – Blood w/roots
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Dark Leaf
Glasses: Gos – Intuition – black
Book: Elymode – El’s Leather Sketch Book
Jacket: HOF – Scarlet Blazer – Purple
Shirt: Sleeping Koala – My Bra Flashing – Gray
Skirt: Blueberry – Lisa – Black
Tights: JANE – lil piggies – fuzzy – eggplant
Shoes: G Field – Vilda Open Boots – Black
Pose: Embody – Milla 3
Taken in the Garden of Dreams Library skybox

Pics 2 & 3:
Skin: Aeva – Jaci – Tone 1 – chocolat
Hair: Alice Project – Marie
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Light Brown
Outfit: Sakide – Knitted outfit – Black & Wine**
Jewerly: Cae – Enchanted Set
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Nails: RezIpsa Loc – Sparkly – Onyx
Tights: Izzie’s – tights – Black
Shoes: Severed Garden – Nana pumps
Pose: Embody – Disco 3

Pic 4:
Skybox: A:S:S – Anastasia Autumn
Sofa: WM – Contemporary Love Seat*
Chair: Mudhoney – Emma – Teal*
Books & Bookcase: FD Decor – Bertram Bookcase**

*Denotes items from The Outlet
**Denotes items from The Black Market

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Cinematic Dress Up

I love Halloween. It’s just so much fun to dress up, and have fun. If you also love Halloween, you definitely need to check out the Cinema event. There are a ton of great costume ideas, along with every day or RPing ideas to be found. Here are some of my favorites… so far!

When I saw the poses Hopscotch was going to release for this event, I was in geek heaven. Doctor Who and Star Trek inspired heaven… I’ll have something from the Doctor Who themed releases soon, but for my first look, I went for Star Trek. I paired Hopscotch’s pose with the adorable dress from E! Eclectic Apparel, inspired by the outfits from The Original Series. I picked blue because if I were in Starfleet, I’d definitely be a science officer! I rented a MultiScene skybox for an hour, and this is the Visio scene with one of the planet surrounds. I decided to turn on the hot tub, because let’s face it, Kirk would love that. Besides, the steam and bubbles seemed to add drama.

Unseen Enemy

For my second look, I am wearing Pididdle’s Cinema offering, called Undead Perfection. There is a story that goes with this ensemble, and I just loved the creativity and effort that went into this. If you’d like to read the story, click here. I copied it from the notecard that was included with the outfit. This outfit contains nails, the face mask, the bodysuit and even the awesome tattoos. This was also taken in a MultiScene skybox, and this scene is called Swamp. The skin is the Matrioska offering for October’s MySecond Box.

Undead

My last look is more every day, but still dramatic. This Willow hair from Alice Project for Cinema is amazing. For me, it conjured up a windswept beach… and possibly a broken heart, or date night that ended in a way that wasn’t planned. This look was inspired by a character in a Nora Roberts series I really enjoy. The character’s name is Mia, and she has flame red hair and grey eyes. She’s also, it just so happens, a very powerful (but “good”) witch. I paired this hair with the elegantly dramatic tiered dress that Valentina E. Couture has for one of their Cinema items, and I wandered to Fire Beach to shoot these pics.

Witchy Woman

I’m also wearing the newest skin release from Izzie’s. Fuyu is just stunning. I am so in love with this skin. Here’s a better look. You can also see the dainty and delicate necklace I snagged from the Collisions booth at Cinema.

Night Breeze

I’ll have more from Cinema soon… stay tuned.

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Izzie’s – Fuyu – Pale
Hair: Truth – Alessandra – Blood
Dress: E! SciFi Dress – Blue*
Boots: G Field – Will Boots – Black
Pose & Prop: Hopscotch – Fire At Will 2*

Look 2:
Skin: Matrioska – Dollface skin – For MySecond Box
Outfit: Pididdle – Undead Perfection*
Feet: Pixel Mode – Mesh feet
Pose: Embody – Undead 4

Look 3:
Skin: Izzie’s – Fuyu w/silver eyeshadow, eyeliner and blush tattoos
Lips: Izzie’s – Lipstick for Dailyn skin – Red
Hair: Alice Project – Willow*
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Silver
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Mysteria
Dress: Valentina E. Couture – Tiered mini Dress – Crimson*
Necklace: Collisions – Limbo*
Pose: Embody – Belle 1

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Bohemian Elegance…

This post is sort of a hodgepodge mixup… but the unifying force is recent releases from Truth and Aeva/Heartsick!

First up, the newest face from Aeva. This skin is called Halo, and it’s absolutely stunning. It features the softness that Amesha’s Jewell’s skins are known for, and an undeniable sophistication and elegance. I’m wearing the Dusk makeup in Tone 1. The brows on this skin are very dark, so I used the No Brow option and added a tattoo layer brow I had from Cupcakes. My jewelry is from Cae, and it’s called Entangled. I might’ve suggested that name to the lovely and talented Caelan Hancroft when she showed me a sneak peek of this set. 🙂 The jewelry is texture change, which I love, and this metal is silver.

Aeva - Halo Dusk (Tone 1)

The hair in these pics is a new release from Truth called Mayim. I am totally in love with this one. It’s romantic, and with the slightly messy quality it can be casual or more formal. I went for casual elegance in this top from Kamouraska – coming soon to the new edition of The Outlet (opening October 15th), and a pair of coldLogic recent jean release. My adorable shoes are from Ingenue for the October edition of Collabor88. For just L$88 these are a must have in multiple colors! I have the lilac, shown here, as well as the black… and I might just go back for more before it ends next month! I shot this next pic in the Tuscan build from MultiScene.

Solitude

If you’re not familiar with MultiScene, check it out. It’s $L30/hr to rent and you get so many amazing options. It’s a great source for bloggers and photographers, or even store owners who want “scenes” for their vendor ads. But for my next look, I knew just what I wanted. I created this look using a summery dress from NiNight Creations, but I added a turtleneck from fri.day and lace stockings from G Field, and the oh-so-popular Stagioni boots from Maitreya (I finally bought a pair) to give it a fall, boho chic look. My friend Altair commented that I looked ready for a poetry reading, and that inspired this pic that I called Open Mic Night. I went to the very popular, and utterly adorable Pixel Bean Cafe to take these shots.

Open Mic Night

This hair is also a new release from Truth, called Havana. I’m wearing Blaze, which is one of the new shades from the Fades color pack. I really like these colors! They are fun and playful, and suited this look. The jewelry is Maxi Gossamer, and my eyes are from the new Kaleido series at IKON. This skin is a revamp of an old Heartsick skin called Chloe. Aeva is the name of all of Amesha’s new skins, and Heartsick is the older brand… but she revamped Chloe and I’m glad she did because it’s beautiful. I’m wearing the Asylum makeup in the Cream shade.

Heartsick - Chloe - Asylum - Cream

These were all a lot of fun to shoot! I am definitely in love with these skins.

Stay tuned because soon I will be blogging from Cinema. If you haven’t heard about this event, check out the details here. I’m so incredibly excited and honored to get to blog this one. I’ve been looking forward to it since I heard about it, which at this point feels like months ago.

Cinema Poster (Revised and better)

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Aeva – Halo – Tone 1 – Dusk
Brows: Cupcakes – Brows 5 – Red – Copper
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Barely Lavender
Hair: Truth – Mayim – Sangria w/roots
Top: Kamouraska – Alma Boyfriend shirt – Purple
Pants: coldLogic – jeans.calle 01
Shoes: Ingenue – Cindy – Lilac
Jewelry – Cae – Entangled – Silver
Pose: Embody – Elle 3 (pic 1), MultiScene furniture pose (Pic 2)

Look 2:
Skin: Heartsick – Chloe – Asylum – Cream
Eyes: IKON – Kaleido – Night
Hair: Truth – Havana – Blaze w/roots
Top: fri.day – Basic turtleneck – charcoal
Dress: NiNight Creations – Night Summer Dress 1
Tights: G Field – Rose Lace – Black
Boots: Maitreya – Stagioni – Coal
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Pearls – combo long – blue, combo short – black
Ring: Maxi Gossamer – Giselle Opal Set – Black
Poses: Built into stool @ The Pixel Bean (pic 1), Embody – Idol 5 (pic 2)

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Raid Your Closet Week 1!

As you may have heard, I’ve brought back a challenge I began last October. The goal of this challenge is to get us to raid our inventories (aka closets) for items we already owned before the month began! The “official” posting day of this challenge is Monday. There are five Mondays in October, so that means a total of five posts for this Raid Your Closet Challenge. However, by all means, you are welcome to do more posts if you so choose! Last year, I wasn’t yet a blogger… in fact, it was the RYCC that turned me into one! It began as a Flickr/Plurk challenge, and I had so much fun I did it until the middle of December! After that, I was “microblogging” regularly. I never would’ve guessed I’d become a “formal” Second Life blogger. It just wasn’t something that I’d ever even considered. There are so many tremendously talented SL bloggers, after all… but I am glad I decided to take the chance. Which brings me to my first pic.

I loved this tattoo from NiNight Creations. “Believe in yourself” is such a positive message, and if I hadn’t believed in myself, I wouldn’t be posting this right now. I’ve already seen several of your posts, and I’m overwhelmed that people want to do my challenge! It’s fun, and exciting for me. The gorgeous skin in these pics is the new face from Aeva, Yves. This is the “bare” version in tone 1. I added an elymode tattoo layer, so I am wearing some frosty eyeshadow and light blush. I also snagged these eyelashes from Gaeline Creations after seeing them on Sileny’s first RYCC post. Thankfully, she published it yesterday, so I managed to buy them just in the nick of time for the RYCC cutoff! They are hud controlled which makes editing them so much easier. Plus, you can manually edit one eye and click a button on the hud to get the other eye to match exactly! Absolutely genius! These eyes are from IKON’s new Kaleido series. I was a little reserved about this series at first, as when you zoom way in they are really quirky and unusual. I thought they might be too over-the-top for me… but I decided to try a pair and fell in love!

Yves by Aeva

I haven’t been feeling great, and for some reason I struggled today to put together a look I liked. But when I finally figured it out, I was really happy with this fun, cropped top from Cracked Mirror and the tulip skirt from Sn@tch. I added my always trusty and oft worn Gos Pimp Your Pumps point platform shoes and my grey Frenched nails from RezIpsa Loc and was really pleased. The hair is Alice Project. If you are someone who loves to change hair colors often, you really just must check out Alice Project. Her Infinity hairstyles include this hud that is just loaded with colors. For me, it comes in really handy because although I am almost always a redhead, I do like to play sometimes… but more to the point, I can’t always be a redhead in our store ads! That would be really boring. This hair is called Marie, and I love how it’s long and sweeping, but stays so nicely out of the way of clothing! The greys of this look suited my mood… which oddly enough perked up considerably once I’d finalized my look.

RYCC Week 1

One of the goals of this challenge is to make each look as unique as possible. But you can also list exceptions. For example, my wedding band, which Rad made for me (based on the RL band he put on my RL finger in April 2004), is something I am rarely without. I also will repeat lashes and possibly my shape. I make shapes, and am almost always in my own unique shape, but sometimes I model ones we sell, too. You can create your own exceptions… just be sure to tell us what they are!

On a final note, I am going to try to push this challenge a little further. Like many SL bloggers, I am often given previews to blog. These things are, obviously, going to be new in many cases… and so they don’t qualify for the rules of this challenge. However, when I do post them, I plan to style these items with all things I owned before today! We’ll see how I do, and if I can resist the temptation to blog new things!

Please feel free to share the link to your posts in the comments of this one! ❤ You can also add your pics to the RYCC Flickr group.

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: Aeva – Yves – Tone 1 – Bare w/cleavage
Hair: Alice Project – Marie
Eyes: IKON – Kaleido – Dawn
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Nails: RezIpsa Loc – Frenched Pastels – Grey
Top: Cracked Mirror – Sequin Crop Top – Grey
Skirt: Sn@tch – Cricket – Tulip skirt – Grey
Shoes: Gos – PYP – Point Platform
Tattoo: NiNight Creations – Believe in yourself
Pose: Embody – Peekaboo 1