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The Faces of We <3 Role-Play

There’s still a couple of days left to shop We ❤ Role-Play. There is no doubt my favorite release at the current round is Artisan Fantasy's Snowden Peaks set (featured here and here and in many posts to come, I’m sure), but this round is full of amazing finds. And if, like I am, you’re a skin addict? This round is a gold mine for you! I already blogged the gorgeous Imabee! skin in this post, but there are also gorgeous releases from La Petite Morte, PXL and Mudskins. There are more dramatic, fantasy type makeups for PXL and for Mudskins, and PXL even has fantasy skintones available. I went for the more mainstream looks, though, to show that even if you’re not into RP, there’s something for you! I’m also wearing the new Lillian eyes from Buzzeri in these pics, which are available at Kuston 9. Oh, and in the pic for Emmy, you also see the brand new Uni ears from Soul, which are another release for We ❤ Role-Play. I'm wearing them with Emmy because La Petite Morte is one of the stores that has so far released appliers for these ears (and I suck at matching!). The appliers are at the LPM mainstore, though… not at We ❤ Role-Play.

Faces of We 3 Role-Play

The sweater I have on is from ISON. It’s a holiday version of the previously released Angora Sweater. This is so cool… it comes with a hud that allows you to add snowflakes, as if you’ve been out in a snow storm. It also lets you hide the big snowflake. So you can just have these gorgeous fuzzy sweaters in totally non-wintry/Christmas-y versions, too. They come in three colors, all of which you’ll see in this post because I fatpacked them. Why? Well, on top of being adorable, these benefit the Canadian Red Cross with a 50% donation for each sale! How can you pass that up? I don’t know how long they will be available, so be sure to head over today to grab yours.

It’s good weather for skating, and I happen to have some new skating poses. This one is from Repose, and created by my husband. The frozen pond is from Dysfunctional Designs, and it is also available at We ❤ Role-Play for a few more days. Remember, everything at We ❤ Role-Play is discounted, so it's definitely worth a trip over there. As if that's not incentive enough, there are some generous designer gifts under the tree. For more about that, check out the catalog on the We ❤ Role-Play blog.

Winter skate

This one is from RACK’s gacha for TLC’s current round. It includes beautiful, vintage-y ice skates created by the designer behind ISPACHI. I used my sometimes MALT to model one of the coats from the newest FATEwear release. Like my ISON sweater, it has a snowy option (as do the hat and scarf that come with it).

Help!

Finally, one last pic, this time with adorable boots on. These are from fri.day, also at Kustom 9. And the fire pit, complete with animations is part of What Next’s Winter Harvest set.

It's a marshmallow world

Finally, I included this last pic to better show off the new Eternity engagement/wedding ring combo from Cae. It’s absolutely stunning, and like all Cae jewelry, comes with a ton of options for a fabulous price.

Warming up

Hope everyone is enjoying their holidays!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion (Lucie)

La Petite Morte: Emmy – Tone 3 (no brows version, brows are Glam Affairs Universal Rose Brows 2) We ❤ Role-Play
Mudskins: MExME4 E2 – Pinky Pale We ❤ Role-Play
PXL: Mia PA – We<3 RP – Makeup 02 We ❤ Role-Play
Buzzeri: Lillian Eyes – Avada (with PXL), Storm (with Mudskins), Halloween (with LPM) Kustom 9
Truth: Holly hair, shown both with and without the texture change scarf, reds & gingers
Exile: Day The World Went Away – dark reds (worn w/Emmy)
Cae: Eternity Ring
ISON: Angora Sweater – Holiday Edition – gray, green and red
Bitch: Casual Baggies – MacLeod Plaid
Repose: On Ice – pose 5
RACK poses: Winter Fun Gacha (w/skates) – pose 3 The Liaison Collaborative

Credits (Man Prop)

Belleza: Matthieu – Xmas Gift 2014 – Medium
FATEwear: Harrington Combo – Volcano w/snow, Eddie pants – Void
Ispachi: Skates included w/Rack pose gacha The Liaison Collaborative

Decor:
Dysfunctional Designs: Frilly Pine Trees, Mountain Lodge Retreat, Icy Pond (Pond @ We ❤ Role-Play)
Studio Skye: Enchanted Woods, Falling Snow system (some pics have added snow in editing)
What Next: Winter Harvest Firepit

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The Writer’s Winter Retreat (Part 1)

This is the first part of a post based on my contest entry for Love To Decorate’s Show Us Your Cozy contest. I didn’t just create a scene… I created a story for it, and my last post leads to this story. So if you missed that, be sure to check it out here. So, here’s the story… and the first set of pics. More to come, and this will be credits intensive since there’s a lot of detail.

Winter was rapidly approaching, and with it, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. The Writer had deadlines, but had spent so little time with her love thus far this holiday season.

Perhaps, she thought, a winter respite was needed… a retreat from the chaos of the holidays, from the parties of nameless faces and the crowds of the mall. Someplace where she could relax, do her work and yet still share plenty of quiet, intimate moments with the love of her life and their beloved pets.

A cabin in the woods, one cozy room with all the festive warmth of Christmas, an antique writer’s desk where she could get tend to her work, a comfy sleeping bag for two in front of a roaring fire… an idyllic winter wonderland, perfect for sledding, building snowmen and warming up in a natural hot spring fed pool. This was where to hibernate this December, though they would not be alone… tucked away in a quiet corner of the cabin, a special little family was also celebrating this Christmas!

Perhaps a bit of magic happens here, in this cabin in the north… a special kind of Christmas magic, where animals roam peacefully, and a worn old garage hides a mysterious and beautiful sleigh. Could it possibly be? But surely that’s just a myth!

Welcome to the lair of the Writer’s Winter Retreat… a peaceful, cozy holiday awaits, complete with cocoa, wine, good food, plenty of romance and a dash of Christmas magic.

The Writer's Winter Retreat

For winter dreams

A mysterious old sleigh

Writers, Mice & Pears

The Mousleys' Christmas Eve

You are all invited to visit the Writer’s Winter Retreat. It will be set up at least through Christmas.

~Lucie

Credits:
Pixel Mode: Willow Log Cabin Winter, Naughty or Nice Sleigh – Black/Red, Lighted Reindeer – Birch (reindeer is at FaMESHed), The Writer’s Room set (Writer’s Room set is at The Arcade)
Artisan Fantasy: Snowden Peaks – Wreath Red Flowers, Snowden Peaks – Christmas Tree We ❤ Role-Play
What Next: Pine Ridge Double Sleeping Bag, Christmas Chocolatier Drinks Tray, Winter Cubby Armchair (tartan), Winter Cubby Armchair (red), Winter Harvest Picnic set
Alouette: Christmas Tree Bookshelves, Ho Ho Ho Decoration, Gingerbread House, Christmas Countdown Sign
Dysfunctional Designs: Frilly pine trees, Lovely Lil’ Log Cabin Fireplace, Traditional Stocking – Buttons, Cocoa/Tea Tray – Light, Christmas Tree
Half-Deer: Mini-Mr. Mousie – Warm Tones, Mini-Mr. Mousie – Earth Tones, Lighted Pathway – Stars – Snowy, Sleepy Italian Greyhound in Dog Bed – Black
Junk: firewood holder, wood burner (wood burner from The Arcade)
Ispachi: Basic Merry Christmas Rug, CHERISHED MOMENTS- Polar Bears, Huskies, Snowy Owls The Arcade
Consignment: The Garage Collection – Garage RARE The Arcade
Culprit: Occasional Table Teak, Festive Pears, Partridge in a Pear Tree
Mudhoney: Eva Centerpiece, Sweater Stockings & Garland
Zigana: holiday spirit – books, grandpapa`s ski`s
Note: The gift boxes under the trees are from Alouette, What Next, Mudhoney and Aria… if you’d like to know which a specific box is, just ask or come check it out in person!

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Faded Love

So the folks at Uber have a contest for the October 50 Shades Of Grey inspired edition. I decided this was a perfect opportunity to push my boundaries a little. So I grabbed an alt and took her to Uber for some goodies (frankly, she’s usually dressed as a guy so this was just fun for a change). Here are the results!

It’s kind of rare for me to really love a picture and not nit pick the ways I could’ve made it better. So to get two I loved from one shoot is really unusual, but I did. In this first one, I loved the vulnerability…

Stay

…and this version is going to be my contest entry. I felt it better showed the gorgeous corset I’m wearing from Shai, along with the lovely bed from Sway’s.

Faded Love

This was a lot of fun, and it definitely pushed me. You still have some time to go to Uber to grab the goodies seen here, along with plenty others! Full fashion and decor credits below.

~Lucie

Credits
On Lucie:
Belleza: Brooke skin – Uber Edition – Makeup 4 w/gloss Uber
Truth: Vixen – reds Uber
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – Hazel @Kustom 9
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Shai: Chantel lace corset – Dove Uber
SLink: mesh hands – elegant & flat, mesh feet – natural
Wicked Peach: SLink nails – stained

On Persephone:
Pink Fuel: Harley skin – crystal (previous group gift)
Wasabi Pills: Lea hair – Night Shadow Uber
Buzzeri: Celestial eyes – Ocean
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Junbug: Anastasia corset – Crimson Uber
SLink: mesh hands – casual

Decor:
Trompe Loeil: Attic skybox Collabor88
DIGS: Sheyda Rug
Sway’s: Neal Unmade Bed – Breeze Uber
Cheeky Pea: So Gray Mirror Uber
22769 bauwerk: Wrapped roses, Box of Praline Uber
Ispachi: Emerson Log Candle Holders The Liason Collaborative
MN: Cluster of Candles

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A place for dreaming

Now that it’s gotten a bit easier to get into The Arcade, I wanted to share some lovely home decor items you can find there. First up, tarte. This gorgeous Autumn Cottage is the rare, but every piece in this set is lovely.

Autumn Cottage

On my porch is one of What Next’s cute and comfy chairs, along with a rocking chair and knitting basket from vespertine. The doormat, complete with sleeping kitty, is from Sway’s. All of these items (not the pumpkin!) are available at The Arcade.

Cozy Porch

Inside, the walls and ceiling have an old, aged feeling that, if it happened in your RL house would probably be cause for repair work, but in SL it’s a lovely effect that creates a warm, lived-in feeling! This gorgeous bed is also by tarte, but it is a mainstore release. My sleeping puppy, is the Ispachi Florian puppy that is just too cute for words. And it breathes. It’s utterly adorable. The slippers are also from the Ispachi set, as is the chest against the wall by the windo. I’ve placed another of What Next’s chairs in the corner. All the rest of the items are from tarte’s set.

A room made for dreaming

Be sure to check out the official Shopping Guide to help plan your Arcade wish lists and shopping trips!

Credits:
Exterior
tarte: Early Autumn – Autumn Cottage – RARE The Arcade
What Next: Malmo chair – Fox The Arcade
vespertine: Autumn Home Essentials – rocking chair – wood, knitting basket The Arcade
Sway’s: Door mat – Cats The Arcade
11th Hour: Pumpkin lantern
Pilot: Barrel Pumpkin Display
A.D.D Andel!: Pumpkin cart and pumpkin basket
Dysfunctional Designs: mesh trees, orchard trees – apple
Half-Deer: Lighted Pathway – Planks – light wood w/moss
Turnip’s: Skydome w/autumn add on textures

Interior
tarte: dreamer’s bed – brass
tarte: Early Autumn – hanging wall art, worn chest, striped rug, pillow stack, rotary phone, old wood table, books & tea, picture frame (mint), tin vase & twig, small wall art The Arcade
Ispachi: Florian – Trunk – Eggshell, Flipflops – Pink, Sleeping Puppy In Basket RAREThe Arcade
What Next: Malmo chair – Blush The Arcade

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The Goddess Of Events?

I’m feeling a bit like the Goddess Of Events right now… so many wonderful events.

This look features items from 7 different current events. My hair is Tableau Vivant for Collabor88, the dress is Coquet for The Theme Park, the garden table is Collage for TLC’s The Garden, and the food is also from The Garden, by Ispachi and my olive branch wreath is Lark for TLC’s The Boutique. The beautiful lemon trees are from Dysfunctional Designs for The Home Show.

Goddess At Sunset

My beautiful skin is by Essences for the new edition of The Seasons Story. This is Amaranth, and I love the glossy lips these skins have.

Goddess Of Wisdom

Be sure to check out all of these wonderful events!

Collabor88

The Home Show

The Liason Collaborative (The Garden & The Boutique)

The Seasons Story

The Theme Park

Photo taken at The Theme Park venue.

~Lucie

Credits
Essences: Amaranth TSS01 – Light Rose The Seasons Story
IKON: Promise eyes – Feldgrau
Tableau Vivant: Springer hair – Fall pack Collabor88
Lark: Olive Crown A The Boutique
Coquet: Athena dress The Theme Park
SLink: Mesh feet – Natural, Mesh hands – Relaxed & Flat
Pure Poison: Gladia sandals for SLink feet – Silver
Maxi Gossamer: Jewelled Owl necklace
MishMish: Tawny Owl
Poses: Pic 1 – Custom pose by Isley Oodles, Pic 2 – Infiniti – Basics 16

Decor
Collage:
Dysfunctional Designs: Citrus trees The Home Show
Dysfunctional Designs: Grape vines
Collage: Tuscan Heritage Garden set The Garden
Ispachi: The Odyssey : Cutting Board & The Odyssey : Vineyard Platter The Garden