Meet Devon

[TheSkinnery] is participating in the annual Skin Fair with a new release for Catwa’s bento heads. I fell in love with this face immediately. Devon is so impish and adorable, and I knew it would be the perfect skin for a bit of a whimsical, fantasy themed post. I visited StoryBrooke Gardens to shoot these pics. It’s a lovely place for spring pics. Plus, if you join the Baja Norte group (the sims are owned by the same person, Lauren Bentham) you can rezz, too! My eyes are also from [TheSkinnery], from the Palermo collection which you can find in the mainstore. I liked how they matched the colors in the wings (my fairy outfit is from Decoy, more on that to come!). But seriously, look at this face. Isn’t it super cute? I love the lips in particular, but all of it is just lovely. I’m also wearing one of the lipglosses, sold separately for it at Skin Fair. I have it on my own shape on Catwa’s Kimberly head. It may not look remotely the same on different heads or shapes, so definitely demo first! My stunning necklace and matching earrings by Cae are at the current round of FaMESHed and match the shoes you’ll see in the next pic. Also, you get 3 different earring styles with this set (sold together with the necklace or individually).

Devon

My vines, bikini and (bento!) wings are courtesy of Decoy’s Forest Fae gacha. Please note that this was a recent event release and is not yet in the Mainstore, but should be soon. My gorgeous shoes are the new collaboration between Gos and Cae, available at FaMESHed and designed to match the necklace and earrings you saw in the previous photo.

Morning Fairy

Here’s a closeup of those shoes, unedited, to show the intricate detail in the jewels. Normally in a post where I am a fairy, I’d go barefoot. But if ever there were shoes suitable for a spring fae? These are them (click the image to see it larger)!

[TheSkinnery] at Skin Fair

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Kimberly mesh head
[TheSkinnery]: Devon applier – honey tone w/lip gloss (sold separately) Skin Fair
[TheSkinnery]: Palermo eye collection – #2
Wasabi Pills: Fleur hair – Lunar Ombres
Bold & Beauty: Classic Collection Lash – Giselle V1 (Feb Powder Pack item)
Cae: Reign necklace and earrings FaMESHed
Decoy: Forest Fae gacha – Arm vines – spring, bikini outfit – petal, wings – green
Gos Boutique: Reign shoes FaMESHed
EverGlow: Breeze pose 2

Pastel Winter

Since my 2nd week in SL, I have been a redhead. I’ve done a handful of blog posts (often fantasy ones) where I used a different color, but even then I usually went for one with red highlights, if possible. But for some reason I found myself recently compelled to try something new. I decided that pastels would be pretty on this soft skin, with these lovely violet/rainbow eyes from Buzzeri (which are at The Epiphany). This is kind of a big deal for me, because I’m pretty sure that somewhere I’ve said – at least once – that Lucie would always be a redhead. And odds are, I’ll go back to red soon. But I want to experiment a bit first, I think.

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that I would show you a closeup of Glam Affair’s pretty Hanna applier from Memento Mori. The important thing to know is that while there are a couple of pretty, more natural options on this skin, it also comes in versions with blood! Because Memento Mori, of course, is an event that has a macabre vibe. I do, however, appreciate that Aida Ewing did a couple of versions that were softer. The tone is Polar (which just so you know is NOT built into the Maitreya hud – I had to go get the appliers for it at the Mainstore. It’s also not built into the hud for Vista’s bento hands, so I have the Maitreya hands on here), which is so pale it’s kind of fantasy in and of itself, but this super soft makeup made it look so wintry and I fell in love with it. My hair is a recent Mainstore release from Truth, and my adorable Love Birds necklace is by Cae. It has two little leaves you can customize with initials of your choice (or you can hide one or both). Mine has an L and an R (for “Radagast,” my husband’s SL name). My lashes are Izzie’s for LeLutka, and I love all the different styles you get.

Time for a change

I also have to share the amazing Aurora dress that Annie Melson of Just Because released at Uber. The story behind this design is utterly adorable. Annie’s teenage daughter drew this design! So she made the dress in SL, and she’s paying her daughter for her work. Also, they plan to do more together! It’s just the loveliest story of encouraging her daughter’s dreams and being an awesome mom. I completely adore this. I have said it many times, but Annie is one of the kindest, most genuine people I’ve met in SL. And she’s so talented, a trait she and her daughter clearly share!

My shoes are Grace from Gos. If you missed it, he recently updated a bunch of his older shoes to be compatible with Maitreya and SLink bodies. I’ve always loved his work, so this made me super happy!

Pastel Winter

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LeLutka: Simone bento mesh head
Glam Affair: Hanna applier – Polar 06 Memento Mori
Truth: Miriam hair – Pastels (wow, it feels weird not typing “reds” there. Just saying.)
Buzzeri: Okina eyes – Rainbow (Rare) The Epiphany
Izzie’s: Lashes for LeLutka
Just Because: Aurora Dress Uber
Gos: Grace sandals
Izzie’s: (pic 1) Headshot – Pose 2 (long hair)
Picture This: (pic 2) Shy Chic – pose 2 Mirror

Decor:
Apple Fall: Confetti Balloons
Trompe Loeil: Eloise Conservatory + Pool
Studio Skye: Enchanted Woods trees

Snow Rabbit For Skin Fair 2013

I had the chance to preview this gorgeous mesh hybrid avatar from Snow Bunny. Nea will be available at Skin Fair 2013 (on Sim 1) when it opens to the public on March 15th, and runs for 17 days. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the mesh hybrid avatars, most of them involve your regular avatar body and a mesh head (often with add ons, like teeth, eyes, etc). Nea is a mesh head. It includes a very nicely detailed skin you wear to match the head perfectly. You can change the eyeshadow, lashes, lips, cheeks and eye color. You can also, as I did in the following pics, wear the alpha that doesn’t cover your eyes, allowing your traditional system layers eyes to show through. It will still alter the appearance of your eyes a little, but I thought it worked well with my Lucid eyes from IKON. There’s a very in-depth demo, and there’s also a web manual for this hybrid av, which I very strongly suggest you check out here before you buy it.

This first picture I want to share is a raw shot, except for cropping. I wanted to show you the details without any manipulation. Isn’t Nea adorable??? I am utterly in love with these eyelashes.

Snow Rabbit Nea (raw shot)

One of the reasons mesh hybrid avs are becoming popular is the range of facial expressions. Nea blinks, can close her eyes and mouth and smiles. She also squints, which is crazy cute. In this pic, with my eyes closed, you can see the gorgeous eye makeup. I chose the smoky green, which nicely matched the Field shade of the lovely Valentina E. Couture floral Romance dress I was wearing.

Wishing & Hoping

Finally, I just couldn’t resist one more gratuitous shot that emphasized the stunning lashes and overall adorable quality to this mesh face. Nea is cute personified.

Languid

More sneak peeks coming soon! Also, no slurls will be published until the event is open, so be sure to check with the official Skin Fair 2013 blog on Sunday!

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin/Hybrid Av: Snow Rabbit – Nea – Milky White
Eyes: IKON – Lucid – Hazel
Hair: Truth – Lavinia – Blood w/roots
Dress: Valentina E. Couture – Romance Floral – Field
Shoes: Gos – Espadrilles – White w/meadow trim
Poses: Margaret Outdoor Bed from Cheeky Pea
House: What Next – Laurel Cottage

50 Shades… week 5

So, since I’ve been sick for the past few weeks I am behind on, well… life. I still need to do Week 4 of the 50 Shades Of Sexy challenge, but I wanted to do Bad Romance (week 5) first. Why? Well, for a couple of reasons. One is that I had the idea for this picture back in October. I thought to do it for Halloween, but then things got hectic and I didn’t get to it. It didn’t really feel very “winter holidays” festive, so I didn’t do it for the rest of the year, either. But when I saw this prompt, I knew I’d do it. So Pour Some Sugar On Me will be done another time, hopefully soon.

I was inspired by this sexy, yet somehow innocent ensemble from Blacklace. The wings are meant to be worn, of course. But for my “Fallen Angel” look, as you’ll soon see, I decided they’d be nearby. My alt Luciella is the “bad girl” in this picture. I think of her as the Angel Of Lust. 😉 At any rate, her sexy outfit is from Cracked Mirror.

Fallen Angel

I couldn’t resist the urge to have my halo around Luciella’s cute little tail. Both of these skins are in gachas at PXL. The one Luciella has on is from the new 7 Sins series, and the one I’m wearing is China Doll from one of the other gacha vendors at PXL.

Bad Romance

While I was editing these pics, I was listening to a Melissa Etheridge playlist on Spotify. The song Angels Will Fall came on, and it seemed rather appropriate. You can watch/listen to it here, and/or read the lyrics here.

Oh, and I’ll be wearing this look at the first of the 50 Shades Events this Saturday night at The Library.

~Lucie

Credits
On Lucie:
Skin: PXL – China Doll
Hair: Truth – Zendaya – Raven w/roots
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Silver
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Lingerie: Blacklace – Angel – Corset, halo, wings, necklace
Panties: Blacklace – Simplicity – White Velvet
Stockings: Izzie’s – White
Shoes: Gos Boutique – Mae – Cream

On Luciella:
Skin: PXL – 7Sins – Lust
Hair: Truth – Sam – Burgundy w/roots
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Hazel
Outfit: Cracked Mirror – Sexy Devil Costume
Shoes: Gos – PYP – Platform Heels

Pose: Embody – Pinned

Ah, the unplanned hiatus!

So, I sort of took a break. It wasn’t planned, but I found myself needing to refresh and relax last weekend. Then I had a fibromyalgia flare up, and that’s been distracting me all week. I also started a new class this week, at a new university. I’m excited by this, as I really want to accomplish my goal of becoming a teacher! But the result of all this is that I’ve been a distracted blogger, to say the least, and for that I am sorry! However, I have not forgotten my Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow challenge, and I’ve been uploading pics for it on Flickr. I’m still a bit behind, but at least I’ve got some and can catch up a bit. More will come soon.

Since I’m behind overall, I deviated from my default look to show you some cool stuff. But let’s start with the pic I did for Day 5, I’m using my default pose and outfit, but this skin is the gorgeous new Ginevra from Izzie’s in pale. I added the brown eyeshadow and eyeliner tattoo layers. My eyes are Steppe, a new color in IKON’s Eternal series. I love the sort of greenish-tan feel to this shade. I took this pic on Tuesday, the day of the Rolling Restart hell! Our sim was one of many affected by the restarts, and I couldn’t do anything on it most of the day. So, I used the Linden home and snapped this pic there. The chair you see is from Trompe Loeil, and the wall decal is What Next. The hair of the day is Ashleigh from Alice Project. If you are like me and are fussy about the shade of your hair, you definitely need to check out the Alice Project hair. Her huds are amazing and let you do a lot to customize your style.

HTGT Day 5

For Day 6, I deviated entirely from my default look. You can find full credits at the bottom, but this top is from Greymoon. It’s so unique and comes in a lot of colors. The one I am wearing is black and white and I paired it with jeans from Sn@tch. My Day 6 hair is Long Day from Ploom. I technically bought the browns pack, but I tinted it. I’m not entirely sure how I wound up with the browns, lol. Likely I bought them for a shape or pose ad for Embody. I love the messy, wispy style of this hair. I also tweaked a shape and made it my own. I think most people won’t even notice the differences. They are probably more subtle than I think they are!

HTGT Day 6

This skin is new from Aeva. This is Charity bare. It’s so soft and delicate. I felt really pretty and ultra feminine in this skin. What I really love about the bare skins from Aeva is that they still feel more mature than a lot of bare skins. The eyes I used in this look (and the next) also one of the new Eternal eye colors from IKON, Teak. I love brown eyes with my red hair. It feels less expected than green or blue. I mean, I wear those, too! I’m a chameleon, except for my hair color which is (nearly) always red (some blog posts aside)!

Charity

Day 7 features a LeLutka hair I bought ages ago and sort of forgot to ever wear. *Facepalms* But that’s the point of this challenge, right?!? Lively is sooo long and lush. I feel so pretty in this hair. I’m wearing a dress from Sn@tch and the gorgeous new Siobahn skin from Adam N Eve.

HTGT Day 7

I admit that this hair shade isn’t as red as I like it to be, but this style has a little clip. If I tint the hair, I’d tint the clip. And this red is still pretty, especially with the bright lips on this skin.

Siobahn

So, now I’m still 2 days behind (not counting today), but I’ll get caught up soon!

~Lucie

Credits
Look 2:
Skin: Aeva – Charity – Tone 01 – Bare
Eyeliner & Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Teak
Hair: Ploom – Long Day – Browns (tinted to be red)
Shape: Embody – Jadzia (heavily modified)
Top: Greymoon – What’s Your Angle – Black
Jeans: Sn@tch – Ex-Boyfriend Jeans – Purple
Shoes: Gos – GTFO shoes
Pose: Embody – Peekaboo 1

Look 3:
Skin: Adam N Eve – Siobahn – Tone 01 – Sangria
Eyeliner & Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Teak
Hair: LeLutka – Lively – Jessica
Shape: Embody – Jadzia (heavily modified)
Dress: Sn@tch – Stella Party Dress – Black
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Paris Black Diamond Choker
Pose: Embody – Rapunzel 03

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)

Curtain Call…

Cinema’s last days are upon us! This awesome event is open through Halloween… so you have 2 days left to shop it. Here are some more of my favorite looks from the event.

First, for the Halloween horror lovers… Auxiliary has two really cute tops. One is the bunny hoodie with a sugar skull type motif. I paired that with bloody jeans from Evolve (also at Cinema), and my beloved Izzie’s Asylum skin. This Haunted House Ride was really cool. It has many rooms based on popular horror films, and since you just sit and get driven through it, it’s low impact. :p

Haunted Ride

I took this next pic in the cemetery at T Town. I love that sim, and this was the perfect location. This top is also from Auxiliary, and seemed perfect for Zombie Hunting since it features some walking dead. I can’t wait for the regular release of this top. I am crazy in love with it. I paired it with cute hair from Aushka, Gos’s recently released Equestrian boots and jeans. Who says you can’t be glam while hunting the undead?

Zombie Hunter

Speaking of glam… this dress from SySy’s for Cinema is just stunning. It comes in a wide variety of colors, but I felt like a wedding cake topper in the pretty, frothy, white. I paired it with this elegant ponytail from a recent Truth release, and the softly elegant Fuyu skin from Izzie’s.

Cake Topper

I also snagged this Shakespeare cameo set from Caroline’s at Cinema. As a future English teacher, I just had to have this. It was unique, and I love chokers in general.

Shakespeare In Love

One thing I love about events like Cinema is the chance to discover a new store. I’d never heard of Volstead before, but oh, there was so much there to love. I have other items from this store I plan to blog in the future, but this little chemise was one I had to get into this final Cinema post. Unlike most mesh items, this piece uses glitch layers instead of alphas. The result is subtly sheer and very seductive. The detail work on this item really astounds me. I’m very impressed by the texturing.

Little Blue Chemise

Finally… this is a closeup of the Femme Fatale series Alyx skin from Pink Fuel. Though not for Cinema, I couldn’t resist pairing this dramatic, sexy skin with my little blue chemise. You can find this skin at The Costume Ball event. I am eagerly awaiting the full release of the Alyx line. I really love this skin!

Femme Fatale

More from me soon. Due to RL illness, I’m late (yep, again) with my final RYCC post! It’s coming, though… as soon as I figure out what to wear.

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Izzie’s – Asylum Estella
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Cookie – Licorice
Top: Auxiliary – Bunny Hoodie – P/R*
Jeans: Evolve – Bloody jeans*
Shoes: Gos – Gators – black
Taken at Scared To Death! Haunted House Ride

Look 2:
Skin: Izzie’s – Fuyu – Pale
Hair: Aushka & CO – Alex – Cherry (tinted)
Top: Auxiliary – Zombified – Cinema Special – Double Cropped*
Jeans: Decoy – Dana 76 jeans – Night
Boot: Gos – Equestrian – Taupe
Pose: Embody – Serial Killer pack (no longer available)
Taken at T Town

Look 3:
Skin: Izzie’s – Fuyu – Pale w/silver eyeshadow, eyeliner and peach lipstick tattoos
Eyes: IKON – Kaleido – Forest
Hair: Truth – Dawson – Blood w/roots
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Mysteria
Dress: SySy’s – Belle Gown – White*
Necklace & Earrings – Caroline’s Jewelry – Shakespeare Cameo set*
Nails: Izzie’s – French nails
Ring: Cae – Enchanted
Poses: Embody – Bride 2 (Pic 1) & Daisy 1 (pic 2)

Look 4:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Alyx – Vanilla – Siren
Eyes: IKON – Kaleido – Ocean
Hair: Magika – Tomorrow (color pack 2)
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Mysteria
Nails: Izzie’s – Classic
Outfit: Volstead – Liason Chemise – Marine w/light trim*
Feet: Pixel Mode – Mesh Feet
Pose: Embody – Flaunt 2

*Items found at Cinema

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

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