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HTGT Day 8 & Iren’s Mona

Iren released a new skin! Mona is absolutely gorgeous, and now even has new add ons so you can wear tattoo layers to change your nose or mouth to the noses and mouths of other Iren skins. This is a new trend in skin creation I find really intriguing. It means you can really customize your look. I’m just wearing the basic Mona skin with eyeliner and a lip layer for these pics, but definitely check out Iren’s awesome offerings.

Mona by Iren (HTGT Day 8)

In addition to the add-ons you can buy to customize Mona for your look, there’s also an option that includes mesh hands! I’ve resisted mesh hands because I change skins so often and tinting them is just a pain, even with the easier of the huds. I’ve also found most mesh hands just don’t look totally seamless, no matter how elegant or well done they might be… but the Mona hands are virtually seamless and already tinted to perfectly match whichever tone you buy! My hair for today (okay, for Day 8) is Jade from Truth in my usual blood red shade. This adorable cropped top is a “coming soon” item from Insatiable Fashions. I love crops that show off the belly button. They feel cute, flirty and sexy… and speaking of bellies, doesn’t the Mona skin have a crazy cute belly?

Peekaboo Purple

Finally, I just had to show off my recently acquired bed from LAQ Decor. The thing that blows me away about this bed is how many tint and fabric options you get. You can go from shabby chic to nautical elegance to country charm all with just a few minutes of customizing. I’m obsessed with purple recently, so I made my bed fit with that obsession. Oh, and in addition to being obsessed with purple, I’m always obsessed with anything that has stars! So, when my dear friend Lyssa Sapeur, owner of Greymoon, mentioned she was making jeans with patterns, I requested stars! The result is seen in the below pic, and I just love these jeans so much. Also, you see those adorable frosted mirrors in the background? They are the hunt gift from [WM] for the Cold Winter Nights hunt. Such a cute piece of decor, and definitely worth the hunt to find!

Daydream Believer

My house is the recent Wynter release from Funky Junk. More posts with this house are soon to come, but this is the first time I’ve ever re-textured a house, and I’m pretty excited about it. Usually I just use a house as-is… but my BFF Rosa is a re-texturing addict. She always re-textures her houses. I’ve always been intimidated by the idea. Wynter is, not surprisingly, designed as a winter cottage… and as Rosa walked through it, she mentioned it had a lot of white. If I were still decorated for Christmas, I think I’d love that because it would be a great contrast to the rich colors of Christmas decor. But since it’s January, and Rosa tempted me with the idea of re-texturing… I decided to go for it. For most people, re-texturing prims is like… no big deal. But I’ve come a long way from the woman who had her husband log in to adjust her prims for her first six months of SL!

Anyway, my bedroom is currently “papered” in a lilac Victorian print, but I’m not 100% sure I’m keeping that. Regardless, I love this house so much. It’s one of the biggest homes I’ve had for just “me” but it makes me happy to walk through it. If you’re looking for a cozy, but roomy, winter home, definitely check it out!

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: Iren – Mona – Pale w/Cabana Crush lips & eyeliner & mesh hands add ons
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Dusk
Hair: Truth – Jade – Blood w/roots
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Ring: Noodles – Celestual Ring – Amethyst
Top: Insatiable Fashions – Winter Crops – Plum Pie
Jeans: Greymoon – Embossed Star Skinny Jeans
Boots: Maitreya – Stagioni boots – coal
Poses: Embody – Peekaboo 1 (pic 1) & Handoff 2 (pic 2), LAQ Decor Bed (pic 3)

Blogger Challenges · Looks · Raid Your Closet

RYCC Week 3!

For week 3 of Raid Your Closet, I went for something a little edgy. I absolutely love this Demi hair from Truth. It’s so different from my usual style preferences, but it’s unique and fun. I paired it with leather leggings from Tres Blah and this gorgeous lace top from Insatiable Fashions. One challenge for me with mesh pants has been the difficulties in pairing pants with shoes! I find it endlessly frustrating at times. I was able to mod the placement and size of these booties from Maitreya to make them work for this picture, but I do want a solution because I love pants tucked into boots… and right now, that’s rarely possible with mesh pants. It would be cool if a designer released jeans with boots all as one piece, sort of like the mesh leggings at Maitreya that have built in booties. But I digress… here’s the pic!

Against it

This skin is Briar from Aura. Recently, the Briar fatpack was available at Knitting Circle Rummage Sale for an amazing price, and I decided I had to have the full line. I love the pouty mouth, and the overall drama and sophistication of this skin.

Surrender

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: Aura – Briar – Valentine w/plum lips – Caramel tone
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Deep Glass
Hair: Truth – Demi – Blaze
Tattoo: V Tattoos – Glamour Slave – Light
Nails: RezIpsa Loc – Sparkly – Onyx
Top: Insatiable Fashions – Lace top – Strawberry Sorbet
Pants: Tres Blah – Leather leggings – black
Shoes: Maitreya – shearling boots – coal
Poses: Embody – Brick multipose prop

Events · Looks

More from One Voice!

I never did get around to blogging yesterday, but here’s some more from One Voice! Again, I’ll try to avoid being wordy (it’s not easy for me, I like to gab).

First up, is this adorable dress by my very own SL sister AliannaMarie GossipGirl of Insatiable Fashions. I love the colors and unique feel of this dress. I know a lot of people are all anti-sculpties now, but this skirt is actually very easy to fit because of the asymmetry, and it moves well because of that. I was able to use a lot of poses with it without any trouble! And it’s just too cute to not have, especially for summer.

All dressed up...

I paired it with a clutch from Izzie’s… I rarely think to add bags in SL, but this was adorable and I had to have it. I also tossed on these shoes from N Core, and lemme just say. Wow. They are gorgeous, and so well made, but I must confess… my RL feet hurt looking at them. Heh. This is why I love SL. I can’t wear heels at all in RL. And would ya look at these babies???

Hot Shoes

My latest skin obsession is with Izzie’s skins. They are so fresh, pretty and come with lots of makeup layer options, which makes them very versatile. She also has brown, black, blonde and RED (!!!) brow options built into the skin (no tattoo layers) and a cleavage option for each one (again, not tattoo layers). For those who like freckles, there are tattoo add-ons, too! So imagine my delight when I found yesterday morning that Izzie had released a skin for the One Voice fundraiser! I had to have it. It’s appropriately named Gala and it is so pretty.

Gala Skin by Izzie's

I’m wearing it here with the smokey eyeshadow and raspberry lip options… there are five eyeshadows and five lipsticks. Definitely try it!

Moving on… coldLogic is a store where I want every new release and could seriously spend a small fortune. They released this sassy top for One Voice and I ran to snag it. I’ve also been eyeing these pants for a while and they were a perfect match for the top, so it was a “duh” kinda moment. I finished the look off with my favorite Gos buckle ballet flats. I love these Pimp Your Pumps shoes. So customizable!

Black & White

Again, I’m wearing Gala by Izzie’s. This time, I left the lips bare and kept the smokey eyes. Also, not from One Voice, but so cute are the Cracked Nails Izzie’s released recently. I love them.

Who, me

Those earrings are by Atomic from Collabor88. Once I get through One Voice and Hair Fair (eeeeeek, so excited!) I will post some more Collabor88 stuff but I loved these earrings and felt the finished off my look.

That’s all for now! More soon. 🙂

~Lucie

PS. As of yesterday, Gala updated that One Voice has already hit the halfway point on helping with the legal fees to fight for her brand! Congrats, Gala… and thank you to all who have supported her, and in doing so, taken a stand for creator rights!

Credits
Look 1
Skin: Izzie’s – Gala – Sunkissed*
Hair: Exile – Faith – Rouge
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Deep Faerie Green
Eyeshadow: Izzie’s – Gala – Smokey*
Lashes: Beetlebones – Dainty (MESH)
Lipstick: Izzie’s – Gala – Raspberry*
Nails: Izzie’s – Classic Summer 2012
Dress: Insatiable Fashions – Lia – Pink*
Bag: Izzie’s – Clutch – White
Shoes: N Core – Triumph – Graphite*

Look 2
Skin: Izzie’s – Gala – Sunkissed*
Hair: Truth – Andrea – Sangria
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Deep Faerie Green
Eyeshadow: Izzie’s – Gala – Smokey*
Lashes: Beetlebones – Dainty (MESH)
Nails: Izzie’s – Cracked Nails
Top: coldLogic – OneVoice.Black/White (MESH)*
Pants: coldLogic – gassel.black
Shoes: Gos – PYP – Buckle Ballet Flats
Earrings: Atomic – Endearing – Platinum (MESH) (at Collabor88)

Poses
Pic 1: Embody – Sizzle 3
Pic 2: Embody – Flirt 3
Pic 3: Embody – Bride 02
Pic 4: DFO! – Gala 003*
Pic 5: DFO! – Gala 004*

*Denotes items at One Voice.

Looks

One for the road…

We’re packed and (more than) ready for vacation! So, this post will be short, but with so much color, sweet!

This week’s 52 Weeks of Color challenge color was “Deep Pink.” I used to shy away from pinks because of my red hair, but I’ve learned that the contrast can be rather striking, if I pick the right shades. Fortunately, I think this is one of the ones that works. And, just as a bonus, my brand new skin from Izzie’s has a great lip color to go with this shade!

Deep Pink Close Up

I tossed on a Traveler’s Tank from fri.day. This is so one of those things I bought on sale and literally have never worn… until now! I also decided it was a great chance to wear this crazy cute necklace from Miao. That’s a tiny jar full of hearts!

I wanted to keep the look comfy and casual, and fortunately, these adorable cutoff denim shorts were on sale at Insatiable Fashions this weekend! They make my butt look great, but you’ll have to take my word on that because I didn’t have time to do a pic…

Deep Pink - 52 WOC

blows kisses and hits the road…

~Lucie

PS. The Collabor88 pics are taken, edited and even on flickr… but the blog has to wait until I get back!

Credits:
Skin: Izzie’s – Dailyn – Sunkissed
Eyeshadow: Izzie’s Dailyn Pink
Lips: Izzie’s – Dailyn – Raspberry
Hair: Truth – Alessandra – Sangria w/roots
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Deep Verdigris
Lashes: Beetlebones – Dollface – black (MESH)
Nails: RezIpsa Loc – Folly Pink
Top: fri.day – Traveler’s Tank – Pink
Shorts: Insatiable Fashions – Pocketed Shorts – Shore
Necklace: Miao – Jackie’s Hearts
Pose (Pic 2): Embody – Elle 2

Events · Looks

Fibromyalgia Awareness Fair!

Okay, I know I said Collabor88 would be my next post, but this event is only three days long and it’s to help promote awareness of a disease I – and many others like me – live with every day. It’s a small event, but really cute. Every vendor also has a freebie out (some more than one!). It’s definitely well worth a quick visit, especially if you love purple! Purple is the “color” of fibromyalgia, so there is an awful lot of purple to be found at this fair.

I just had to ride the ferris wheel… but it’s big! And I might’ve been a little scared. So, I took my cute little teddy bear friend with me… he’s a gift from Ari-Pari! I’m also wearing freebies from Kosh… the tank and pants are both Fair gifts. I also bought a pack of sparkly eye shadows from Kosh, and the purple eye shadow I have on is one of them!

Fibromyalgia Awareness Fair 2012

Eventually, I worked up the guts to grab a seat… and boy, was it fun! My cute little neck pouch is a gift from Concrete Flowers!

Hang on tight...

After walking around and riding the ferris wheel, I was ready for some refreshments! So, I stopped to grab a snowcone! I got grape, so it would match my adorable nails, which are a gift from Virtual Insanity. There was also a chill in the air, so I threw on this lovely little hoodie from Insatiable Fashions.

Ahhh... snow cone

If you want to grab any of the gifts shown here, or shop the event and get more information about fibromyalgia, please visit the Fibromyalgia Awareness Fair 2012! The event runs through the weekend, and there are festivities to go with the shopping. Also, if you have fibromyalgia and want to be part of an SL support group, look for the Join signs or Subscriber Kiosks at the Fair. The Fibro Aware group has monthly meetings. I haven’t been able to attend any yet, but I do hope to in the near future!

~Lucie

PS. I may not get to blog again before we leave for our vacation… but there will be more soon!

Credits:
Pics 1 & 2

Skin: Aura – Briar – Slate – Honey
Hair: Truth – Rhonda – Sangria w/roots
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Purple + Blue
Eyeshadow: Kosh – Starlight – Mebula
Outfit: Kosh – Purple cords & Dora Cami – eggplant (Fibro Fair gifts!)
Nails: Virtual Insanity – Fibro Nails V1 (Fibro Fair gift!)
Necklace: Concrete Flowers – Neck Pouch (Fibro Fair gift!)
Shoes: Elikatira – Flair – Black

Pic 3
Skin: Aura – Briar – Slate – Honey
Hair: Truth – Rhonda – Sangria w/roots
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Purple + Blue
Eyeshadow: Kosh – Starlight – Mebula
Hoodie: Insatiable Fashions – Vintage Love – Purple (Fibro Fair Gift)
Jeans: Cool Beans – Bluebird Jeans – Black (no longer available)