Bubbly

This is the first of my Hair Fair 2016 posts. This fabulous event is open, and of course part of the proceeds from every sale will go to Wigs For Kids. It’s a great cause, with a ton of hair designers. There’s something to suit everyone’s tastes there, so definitely check it out. You can find all of the information you need, including a map, on the official blog. I’m wearing one of ISON’s lovely releases – Marie – in these photos. I’m also wearing one of Catwa’s newer head releases, Dyana, with the Bambi applier that Pink Fuel released for it at Kawaii Project.

starts in my toes and I crinkle my nose

My cute little dress is from Blueberry, and the strappy, sexy heels I’m wearing are from Glamistry. This adorable pose, which comes with the bubbles prop you see, is from Infiniti and is available at The Season’s Story. I’m using the Trompe Loleil Zohra Oasis, which is available at the current round of Uber. You have a few more days before this round closes and there are lots of awesome items there, so go check it out.

Here’s a better look at the shoes! The BBQ set you see in all three pics is from Dynasty’s release for The Epiphany. It’s a super cute set, and one of many amazing things you can find at this round of the event!

Legs

Finally, here’s the YouTube video that inspired two of the titles of these pics.

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara Mesh Body
Catwa: Dyana Mesh Head
Pink Fuel: Bambi appliers – Peach Kawaii Project
ISON: Marie hair – reds Hair Fair 2016
IKON: Odyssey eyes – Darkstar
Cae: Mermaid necklace
Blueberry: Larissa summer dress (Fatpack exclusive color)
Glamistry: Begonia Heels
Infiniti: Catching Bubbles – Pose 14 w/prop The Seasons Story (pic 2), Definite – Pose 6 (bubbles still worn – pics 1 & 3)
Trompe Loeil: Zohra Oasis Uber
DaD: Mediterranean Palm Tree – BIG
Dynasty: Chill ‘n’ Grill set The Epiphany

Whatever will be, will be

“…the future’s not ours to see. Que sera, sera.”

Always liked that song, and for some reason looking at these pics made it pop into my head. Though as I was shooting, I was listening to Closer To Fine, by the Indigo Girls, and a line from that amazing song stuck in my head and became the title of the first picture below: “The less I seek my source for some definitive, the closer I am to fine.”

Apparently, I’m feeling a need to just let it all go, and accept and move on without obsessing. Easier said than done, but sometimes a worthy endeavor in and of itself!

But if you’ve got a desire to have your SL fortune told, I’m happy to do it… and with this beautiful set Sway’s did for the Fantasy Gacha Carnival, and the beautiful, futuristic, curve hugging ensemble ISON released at Uber (which totally feels like something Deanna Troi would wear in her off hours), I feel fully prepared to gaze into my crystal ball and see what it shows. The messy, sexy hair Tableau Vivant released for We ❤ Role-Play just adds to the mystique, don’t you think?

the less I seek my source for some definitive, the closer I am to fine

Then, just to add to my musically inspired post, when I looked at Cae’s recent Valentine’s release, I thought of the Kasey Musgraves’ song Follow Your Arrow, which is all about being yourself and having no fucks to give because you can never please everyone anyway. I’ve sort of always held on to that philosophy, at least to some extent. Even as child who was often the verbal punching bag of would-be bullies, I never cared much, and they knew it. Which sort of minimized the impact of their caustic words, particularly since – when provoked – I can have a viper’s tongue, and I’d give better than I got to defend myself (or others that needed it). Which again makes me think, in some ways, of an arrow… something that strikes when unleashed.

The beautiful skin I’m wearing is also at Uber, from Glam Affair. I went for one of the more fantasy inspired makeups, but there are plenty of more natural makeup options, so definitely check it out in person!

Follow your arrow

So… here I sit, with all these heavy philosophical thoughts swirling around in my mind, but hey, at least they have a great soundtrack!

~Lucie

Credits
Glam Affair: Ellie skin – Asia 03 Uber
Buzzeri: Lillian eyes – Amber
Tableau Vivant: Lupe – reds We ❤ Role-Play
ISON: Celestial bell sleeve top, Celestial maxi skirt (both in teal) Uber
Cae: Cupid’s Arrow
Ploom: B.Y.O.B pose 2 (curvy)
Sway’s: Fortune Teller Set Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Turnip’s: Skydome w/enchanted texture hud add on

Slayers don’t get holidays…

So if you haven’t been to Geeks ‘N’ Nerds, it closes on the 10th… it’s time to get go get your geek on.

I’m getting mine on here, with some help from Fishy Strawberry, Elephante Poses, Cheeky Pea, ieQED, Wasabi Pills, Culprit and Brixley. The curves on this Fishy Strawberry outfit are killer, but I did want to mention something. I noticed the large (my normal size) was really big so I tried the medium (seen here). If you demo this, you might find you need to do the same, particularly if you’re normally a large. The medium fits perfectly, except I switched my SLink hands to the medium size as well, in order to keep them from poking out around the cuffs. Also, see the kitty on the Roomba like vacuum cleaner? That’s from Culprit and it’s called a “Prrmbah.” It actually will “clean” your room for you and it’s pretty hilarious.

Slayers don't get holidays

Hurry up and TP to Geeks ‘N’ Nerds before it ends on Wednesday!

Credits
Fashion:
La Petite Morte: Emmy – Tone 3 We ❤ Role-Play
Wasabi Pills: Charlie hair – Cinnamon Geeks ‘N’ Nerds Fair
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – Hazel
Fishy Strawberry: Geek Chic outfit – Light Grey Geeks ‘N’ Nerds Fair
Cae: Happily Ever After ring
SLink: Mesh hands – casual & bag, mesh feet – high
ieQED: Full Control platform heels Geeks ‘N’ Nerds Fair
Elephante Poses: Slayer 6 w/prop Geeks ‘N’ Nerds Fair
ISON: Quinton glasses – Monochrome

Decor:
Scarlet Creative: The Foundry Prefab Shiny Shabby
Cheeky Pea: Los Robles set Geeks ‘N’ Nerds Fair
Culprit: Prrmbah Driver Mike Geeks ‘N’ Nerds Fair
Brixley: Fandom Poster – elevensies Geeks ‘N’ Nerds Fair
Artisan Fantasy: Snowden Peaks Christmas Tree We ❤ Role-Play

Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween. I’ll be blogging some pics of my home all decked out for the holiday in days to come, but for now I have a couple of other pics to share.

This first picture features some items from Collabor88’s current round, which has dark, moody colors and lots of spookiness! These boots and dress are from ISON. The boots are so amazing. They move so perfectly with my av and I love the ruched detailing on them. The slip dress is just freakin’ stunning. The way it gathers around the belly, and the wrinkles, god the wrinkles. I’ve spent way more time than is probably normal just admiring the wrinkles… the attention to detail in both of these pieces makes ISON creator Harry Hyx a genius in my opinion. My witchy broom pose is from Ploom and the hair, so delightfully messy, is from Exile and also is at Collabor88. The pumpkin pile is courtesy of What Next, and the spooky plank signs are from Sari-Sari.

Witchy Woman

This next pic features a new release from Pixel Mode, the Woodlands hot tub, which is currently available at The Liaison Collaborative. I fell in love with the rustic charm of this release, and decided to dress it up a bit for a Halloween hot tubbing party, with some help from What Next, Fetch, Ploom and Belleza. The adorable skin I am wearing is one of Belleza’s new group gifts (the other one is in the previous picture in this post!). My hair is from Ploom. It’s called Oh Deer, and includes two versions. One has a built in, deer inspired headband. The other has space for headbands inspired by other animals (sold separately). I’m wearing that version with the cat ears! The headbands are actually compatible with three new Ploom releases, so be sure to check them out.

Halloween Hot Tubbing

However you celebrate today, whether it’s Samhain and a religious festival, or just secular Halloween fun, I hope you enjoy! As for me? Well, I’ll be making Mummy Dogs and watching It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with my husband tonight!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Look 1
Belleza: Ava skin – October Gift Medium w/Ava gloss (sold separately)
Exile: Check Out Time – light reds Collabor88
Buzzeri: Bewitched – Midnight
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
ISON: Silk Slip dress & thigh high hoove boots – both in purple Collabor88
SLink: mesh hands – casual
Ploom: Bad Witch – Pose 6 (curvy) w/broom

Look 2:
Belleza: Brooke skin – October gift medium
Ploom: Oh Deer hair – reds, Animal Headbands – cat
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – Amber
Blacklace: Charlie bikini – Silver Sequins

Decor:
Barnesworth Anubis: Bates House Collabor88
Sari-Sari: Autumn planks – Frank, Mr. Pumpkin, Mrs. Ghost
Dysfunctional Designs: Small patch of leaves – light
What Next: Trick Or Treat Pumpkins, Fall Hanging Lanterns (with posts) – Natural, Pumpkin Cooler, Spiced Pumpkin Cocktail Tray
Fetch: Candle Lantern
Pixel Mode: Woodlands Hot Tub TLC

Collabor88 Last Call!

I wanted to share a few more goodies from the current (but nearly over) round of Collabor88. Remember, this is the birthday round, which is even bigger and better than usual rounds, with lots of guest stores. It’s not one you want to miss!

I rarely ever wear (yellow) gold. I’m just not a fan. But I loved the muted gold of this sexy ISON dress, and of all the jewelry creators I know in SL, none do gold better than Caelan Hancroft of Cae. Her gold is soft and pretty, not brassy or too yellow. So I was perfectly happy to don the Odyssey headband from her Collab set with my dress. Between these pretty golds and my platform decorated for fall, I had Fields Of Gold (this version) in my head as I worked, and that inspired this shot.

Fields of gold

Here is a better look at the headband, and also a close up of Artemis, Glam Affair’s skin for Collab’s birthday! My hair is from Magika, who is one of the birthday guests.

Contemplation

This next look features a gorgeous dress from SySy’s which is available at Collabor88, along with this beautiful long hair from Exile. My sexy, strappy heels are from Glamistry for the SLink high feet.

Afternoon date

In this close up you can see my Bolt necklace, which is Cae’s other offering at Collabor88. Also, check out my gorgeous skin! This is Emily, by Belleza, for The Arcade. Yes, The Arcade is again upon us, and I have plenty to share from it in future posts, so stay tuned. This is the rare in Medium… there are three rares, all very similar, with this minimalistic makeup style & freckles, but in different skintones. In all there are 15 gorgeous versions of Emily to be collected. Each one includes three brow color options and a no brow option you can use your own tattoo brows with instead. Also included is a glossy version of the lipstick and moles! All for L$100 per play.

Emily by Belleza

For all the info on The Arcade (including its brand new location), visit the official website.

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Glam Affair: Artemis – Jamaica 3 Collabor88
Magika: Harmony Collabor88
IKON: Promise eyes – Parchment
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Cae: Odyssey headband Collabor88
ISON: Divine dress – gold Collabor88
SLink: Mesh hands – casual, mesh feet – high
L.Warwick: Cordelia – heels v1 – tan
Studio Skye: Enchanted Woods trees
Organica: Dried wheat
Pose: Okay, so I goofed. The prop is #1 from Kirin’s Autumn Leaves set. But… I was apparently in a different pose when I wore it and it never changed, and so I apologize but I don’t know what or who’s pose I am in! *hangs her head in shame*

Look 2:
Belleza: Emily skin – makeup 2 The Arcade
Hair: Exile – Letters & Lipstic Collabor88
IKON: Promise eyes – Evening
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Cae: Bolt necklace Collabor88
SySy’s: Odessa dress – blue Collabor88
SLink: Mesh hands – casual, mesh feet – high
Glamistry: ANEMUNA Heels
Location: Izzie’s sim

White Hot

ISON recently released this gorgeous Leather Trim dress. I fell in love with this one big time. I love how it enhances my av’s curves, and all the color options it comes in. It’s super sexy, sophisticated and makes me feel a bit like an elegant rebel! Here, I’m wearing it in Silver, which I felt called for some super vivid red hair (taking a page out of my little sister’s book!). I added these funky boots from SLink. I’ll be honest, every time I wear these I feel like I’m in an episode of Star Trek (TOS). This is a good thing!

Fire and Ice

I’m wearing a version of Essences Alex that was recently available at The Dressing Room. I love this face so much. I think it’s my absolute favorite Essences skin to date. It’s adorably sexy and pouty. I don’t know if this makeup will ever be for sale again, but there IS a version of Alex available at the new Uber event (which is awesome). I hope to be blogging that version in the near future, but meanwhile you can tp to Uber to check it out for yourself!

Firetop

~Lucie

Essences: Alex skin – TDR02 – Medium 01
Exile: West Coast – reds
IKON: Promise eyes – Mahogany
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
ISON: Leather Trim Dress – Silver
SLink: Mesh hands – casual, Mesh feet – High
SLink: Quinn boots (for high feet) – silver
Wicked Peach: Glitter!!! nails for SLink
Cae: Caliber jewelry set
Ploom: Push poses – pose 1 – curvy
Location: Psy City

Dangerous Curves

I wanted to show off some gorgeous Blacklace lingerie and this super sexy Ma Vie pose… so I snagged a couple of victims, and voila.

My beautiful curly hair is from ISON for Hair Fair. I really love the curls he did. There are two curly styles, with subtle (but definite) differences. I am wearing Bee, because I liked the tucked-back-behind-one-ear-away-from-the-face style. My strappy, sexy sandals are from fri.day for the current round of Collabor88.

Dangerous Curves

~Lucie

Fashion Credits:
Glam Affair: Rose skin – Asia 07
ISON: Bee hair – reds Hair Fair
Blacklace: Phoebe lingerie – peach (Also worn are pink and lavender)
SLink: Mesh hands – Casual & Relaxed, Mesh feed – mid
Cae: Arabesque jewelry set
fri.day: Laura heels – sunset Collabor88
Ma Vie: Diaboliques pose The Liason Collaborative

Decor Credits:
tarte: studio skybox
DIGS: Vicomte bed The Liason Collaborative
Seven Emporium: Scoreboard
Collage: Better With Wine – Immortal
Junk: Recycled theater seats – lush

Meet Marina & Jemma

This is the final weekend of Skin Fair 2014. Sad, right? But the good news is you still have time to hurry over and explore the three fabulous sims worth of skins!

I have two skins to show you in this post. First up is Jemma by Clef De Peau. This was an unknown to me store, but I fell in love with this skin’s haughty and regal face!

Jemma by Clef De Peau

I took advantage of the feeling of this skin, and dressed in ISON’s gorgeous suit that is available at the current round of Collabor88. My hair from Truth, bag from Glam Affair and shoes from fri.day are also all items you’ll find at March’s Collab!

Shopping break

The other skin I want to show you today is Marina by okkbye. What drew me to this skin were the lush, pouty lips. And, well… it reminded me of a certain Vulcan science officer (and no, not Mr. Spock!). So, I decided to RP it up for this look. In case you haven’t heard, E! Eclectic Apparel is closing their inworld store due to RL being too busy. In store items are all marked down to L$75, including the SciFi dress I’m wearing for this post!

Marina by okkbye

This look also gave me an excuse to use the Prosper version of my SLink hands, something I’ve been wanting and waiting to do for quite some time. Also, in the background you can see the gorgeous Alloy house from Pixel Mode that is available at The Garden. I plan to do more detailed pics of this lovely home in the near future, so stay tuned for that!

Live Long

You will find Clef De Peau on Sim 2 and okkbye on Sim 3 at Skin Fair.

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Clef De Peau: Jemma Toffee MU3 Skin Fair
Truth: Lolita hair – Gingers Collabor88
IKON: Promise eyes – Parchment
ISON: Work It trousers & blazer – Gray Collabor88
SLink: Mesh feet – medium, Mesh hands – casual & bag
Flair: SLink manicure – 204
Glam Affair: Business Tote Bag – Cloudy Collabor88
fri.day: Diana heels for SLink – Navy Collabor88
Infiniti: Basics 16 pose
Location: New York City sim

Look 2:
Fashion items:
okkbye: Marina – Henna Skin Fair
LeLutka: Serena hair – Praline
IKON: Promise eyes – Chocolate
E! Eclectic Apparel: SciFi Dress – blue
SLink: Mesh hands – Casual & Prosper
League: SLink French manicure
Lassitude & Ennui: Suede boots – black
Custom pose created by Isley Oodles of Fraidy Cat Designs

Decor items:
Rustica: SkyMoon environment
Pixel Mode: Alloy House V2 Mesh The Garden
Alouette: Forest Canopy Bed, Biblioteca Chair (Chair @ The Garden)
Organica: Lupine Field – Blue
Botanical: Aspen trees
Trompe Loeil: Valiano Portable Fire Pit – Copper

My other house is a TARDIS

The Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair wraps up tonight, so if you haven’t been yet, do be sure to hurry on over! I’m not going to blather on because I have stuff to share, and due to being under the weather in RL, I haven’t shared it sooner. So… here’s the goods!

My adorable top is from ISON for Geeks ‘n’ Nerds. The “shirt” layer under it is texture change via a hud. The tights are from SySy’s as part of The Main Event.

Visit with the birds

You have may have heard of this little event called The Arcade. This gorgeous skin is from Glam Affair and is one variation of their Arcade skin Gemma. It’s youthful and gorgeous, and I fell hard for this face. The hair is a subscriber gift from Truth, so if you missed it, check the history on the subscriber in the store to see if it’s still available for redelivery! My eyes are from IKON, and they are from the Spectral eyes line he released at the current round of FaMESHed. They come with an awesome HUD and are definitely worth checking out. Best news is they’re still just L$150! I am only wearing the texture layer here, and for those who aren’t into mesh eyes, you still get all 5 sizes of texture eyes, too.

What a Gem...

This next pic features items from various stores and events, including Geeks ‘n’ Nerds. Full credits below, but the laptop, MP3 player and wires are all from Vespertine for Geeks ‘n’ Nerds.

My other house is a TARDIS

Here’s a closer look… the adorable little kitten curled up on my laptop is from Fabuleux and has holding poses. I just couldn’t resist rezzing her, and we all know cats love laptops.

Not a creature was stirring

More soon!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion
Glam Affair: Gemma – Europa 05 F w/Moles 01 The Arcade
Truth: Fernanda hair – subscriber gift
IKON: Spectral eyes – Quicksilver FaMESHed
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
ISON: embossed sweatshirt – white Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
SySy’s: Diamond tights – Cherry The Main Event
Apple Fall: Hugg boots – Reindeer
Scene w/poses: W. Winx/Flair BICO – Snow Cardinals

Home Decor
Dysfunctional Designs: Lovely Lil Log Cabin, Holiday Tree
junk.: midwinter fireplace, ropey shelf – blue
vespertine: geekbook, MP3 player & ❤ cable deco – cloud Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
tarte.: worn rug
DIGS: Festive Cookie Plate, Joyful Bottle Decor – White/Aqua
Fabuleux: Luna the Kitty, Xmas Reindeer Light – BlueSnow
A.D.D.Andel!: Winter Memories frame
Art Dummy: wintertide chair – Four Walls Hunt gift
DIGS: Joyful Bottle Decor – White/Aqua [MESH]