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Winter Wonderland

Winter sparkles and shimmers, and the cold means plenty of snuggly, comfy clothes… I love winter. Winter in Second Life is so much fun. There are always lost of fun, festive items to be had. And I know for those of you in “normal”places in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s not officially winter. Of course, it’s not officially winter here, either… but once we get our first snows, which happens early at 9,000 feet above sea level, well, it’s winter to me!

La Petite Morte recently released a gorgeous new skin named Birgit. The Outlet Sales Room has 2 versions of this skin for just $L99 each! The pale tone is especially adorable and has the look of being outside in the cold, so I paired it with some frosty, wintry eyebrows from Izzie’s and I teleported skated over the Izzie’s store sim, which is all decked out for winter (and absolutely stunning). I happened upon an abandoned pose stand tucked into a snow bank, and it had some of Izzie’s Headshot poses. I decided it was serendipity and hopped on to take this shot!

Winter Wonderland

This horse is one of the items Izzie Button has used to decorate her sim. Continuing with Pose Appreciation Week, I made sure to get the details on the horsey. This prop is from Focus Poses. I think I need to buy one of these for my own personal use! The adorable hair I am wearing is from Wasabi Pills, and it includes the scarf. By the way… there are Hogwarts house colors included in the texture options, for any fellow geeks. 😀 My cozy, oversized sweater is from NiNight Creations. I added a comfy turtleneck from fri.day and some fuzzy tights from JANE. These boots are from Lassitude & Ennui and are part of a very important fundraiser called Unhinged. More about Unhinged in just a moment, but first… the picture.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Okay, so about Unhinged. This event is raising money for an SLer named Eku Zhong. I don’t know Eku, but she is very sick. She has multiple sclerosis, which is an illness that hits close to home for me, as my husband has it. But it’s more complicated than just that. Eku’s also battled cancer. She now needs reconstructive surgery, and this is not some minor surgery, nor is it about vanity… in fact, without it, she might die. To read more check this blog post. There are a lot of awesome items available for this event, and it’s definitely worth checking out.

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: La Petite Morte – Birgit – tone 2 – The Outlet Edition
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Brrree – Wild Honey (tinted red)
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Ice
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Icy Brows: Izzie’s – Snow Eyebrows (part of the Baby, it’s cold outside set)
Shirt: fri.day – basic turtleneck – Grey
Sweater: NiNight Creations – Autumn Leaves Sweater Dress 10
Tights: JANE – lil piggies fuzzy – graphite
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui – Sugarskull boots – Brown (for Unhinged)
Poses: Izzie’s – Headshot 3 (pic 1), Focus Poses Horse Girl 2 (pic 2)

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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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Mon Tissu Blogger Search Entry

When I heard that Mon Tissu was holding a contest to find a new blogger, I debated entering. There are so many truly amazing bloggers out there, and I knew the competition would be tremendous and fierce for this contest just from a quick glance at the Flickr group entries. Then I realized there is only one definite way to not win, and that’s by not trying. I hate failing because I was afraid to try, so I reframed my perspective. I adore Mon Tissu clothing. The detail work and quality is superb. I already had a lot of older pieces, and I’d been waiting to add some mesh pieces, and I decided to see this as an excuse to shop. After all, what kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t look for an excuse to shop?!?

I consider my style quirky. When I was a kid, I liked to wear colors that were considered to “not go together,” like red and purple. Fortunately, I was a child of the 80s, and often would wear something that later became a trend… but since I was seemingly always a step ahead, I was never considered “trendy” or “stylish.” I didn’t really care. I wore what I liked, what felt fun and comfortable to me. I’m often the same way in Second Life. I’ll show my best friend an outfit and before she can say anything, I’ll go… I know you hate it. She laughs and says it’s just not her style. 😉

For this look, I decided to pair the Heathrow boots I’ve been dying for since they were released with shorts, tights and a sweatshirt. I love the shorts with tights look. I do this look a lot in SL, especially in the autumn and spring months. I think of it as a transitional look that works nicely between seasons. I wanted to find bright, and naturally, unexpected colors. I wanted to do what I could to make my look pop against the many contenders, and it’s also just staying true to myself to come up with quirky color combos. The coral shorts with this sweatshirt that’s almost a pale aqua made me smile. First off, peach and aqua were the colors I chose for my high school graduation party. Secondly, they seem like perfect summer-into-fall colors. I bought the Heathrow boots in Ash, and to me they look sort of worn, and well loved in this color. It’s a brown, but not as dark as the chocolat (which I also love and want eventually), and I tossed on a pair of fuzzy JANE tights in champagne. I completed the look with Mon Tissu Readers in cream, and this adorable hair from Exile that I snagged back during the Hair Fair. I consider the overall look one of collegiate quirkiness! I feel smart, cute and sexy in that quirky way that makes celebs like Zooey Deschanel or Drew Barrymore famous.

I originally envisioned this picture being taken in a library. I love books, and as a future high school English teacher, I surround myself with them in real life and Second life as much as possible. I will share the library version with you, if only to show off a bit of the amazing library scene from Garden of Dreams. It’s lush, and I really want to get it some day when I have the prims to spare! I also need to say thank you to Kaelyn Alecto who was kind enough to offer to rezz me a copy of hers if I wanted to use it.

Study Time

In the end, though, I felt the picture wanted more. So I wandered to the Water Reserve sim (home of *emm shop & scribbled hearts) and found myself a dock by the water. I rezzed one of the Oslo Chairs from What Next for The Arcade, complete with a comfy blanket, and sat down to read. I used a pile of old books from Garden of Dreams as a makeshift table, made myself some cocoa to stave off the autumn chill, and I was all set. Here’s the finished work.

Mon Tissu Blogger Search Entry - Lucie Bluebird

I still do not expect to win against such a tremendous pool of talent, but I am really happy with how my final picture and my Mon Tissu look came out. I had a lot of fun, and feel I challenged myself with this entry. In the end, that means no matter what, I’ve won.

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: Izzie’s – Brianna – Sunkissed
Hair: Exile – Crush – Rouge (slightly tinted)
Eyes: Ikon – Utopia – Dark Sepia
Glasses: Mon Tissu – Four Corners Readers – Cream
Top: Mon Tissu – Slouchy Sweatshirt – Sky
Shorts: Mon Tissu – Hanalei – Coral
Tights: JANE – Fuzzy Piggies – Champagne
Boots: Mon Tissu – Heathrow – Ash
Nails: RezIpsa Loc – Tangerine
Ring: Cheeky Pea – Macaron Ring – Peanut**
Pic 1 books: Elymode – Leatherbound Sketchbooks
Locations: Garden Of Dreams – Library Scene (pic 1), Water Reserve sim (pic 2)
Poses: Embody – Eileen 5 (pic 1), What Next Oslo Chair** (pic 2)

** Item from The Arcade gatcha event… for more, check the Seraphim post here!

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The Black Market

Another addition of The Black Market has begun, so I am taking a break from Vintage Fair blogging to share some of the items you can find this round! There are quite a few great finds to be had, so definitely go check it out. For a full round up of the offerings, check the Seraphim post.

I am absolutely in love with this Glide dress from Liquid Honey. It’s no secret that I’m eager for autumn. As you’ll see below, I’m even in the process of decorating my new home from Funky Junk for fall fun. So, this slouchy, super comfy mesh sweater dress was perfect! I paired it with some JANE tights, my Gos Triumph boots in Denim and this crazy cute hair from Truth, and it was time to snuggle in front of the fire. The kitty is Meowzers. He’s an “old man” by KittyCatS standards, so he likes his little hat to keep warm.

Ready for Autumn

Here’s another look… my husband asked if I was wearing it because it was blue and had birds. I laughed, but it’s just a coincidence. Though I will admit, blue is one of my favorite colors and I do love birds. I picked my last name for a reason, after all!

By the Fire

In this next pic, I’m showing my edgier side! The tattoo is from Flaunt, and called Legend of the Nile. It’s based on Egyptian hieroglyphics, and it’s really cool. The pants and top are Sakide, and like the tattoo, are for Black Market. This Aly furniture set by FD Decor is also for The Black Market, and it’s really cute and pretty low prim, too! I especially love the lantern. The oh-so-cute hair is Elsa from Truth’s recent release, and the boots are Loordes of London for Black Market.

The Black Market

This final look features a new skin from Aeva for the Wash Cart Sale. For those who don’t know, the Cart Sale features over 80 designers, all offering items for $L10 or less! It’s a special makeup, and feels very fantasy! I knew this new release from Exile would be a good compliment. This hair is called Sober, and it’s so cute and pixie-ish. I feel almost elfin when I wear it, so it was a no brainer to pair with this skin! The mesh blazer is from Spoiled Brat, and the top is from TRS. The dramatic nails are from Adoness, and are also available at The Black Market, along with the blazer, top & Sakide jeans.

Mystery

Here’s a close up of the face on this version of Phoebe from Aeva. I don’t often have cause to do “fantasy” type windlight, but this skin just seemed to want it, so I went for it.

Mysterious

More from Vintage Fair soon… I just couldn’t wait to show you these Black Market looks!

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Izzie’s – Elena – Sunkissed
Hair: Truth – Kiki – Sangria (MESH)
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Deep Sepia
Eyeshadow: Izzie’s – Elena – Grey
Eyeliner: Izzie’s – Elena
Lipstick: Izzie’s – Elena – Natural
Lashes: Beetlebones – Minimalist – Black (MESH)
Nails: Izzie’s – French Nails
Dress: Liquid Honey – Glide – Blue (MESH)*
Tights: JANE – Lil Piggies – Fuzzy Tights – Black
Boots: Gos – Triumph – Denim (MESH)
Poses: Lisp Pansy Puff (Pic 1) & What Next Automme Fireplace (Pic 2)

Look 2:
Skin: Izzie’s – Elena – Sunkissed
Hair: Truth – Elsa – Sangria w/roots (MESH)
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Deep Sepia
Eyeshadow: Izzie’s – Elena – Purple
Eyeliner: Izzie’s – Elena
Lipstick: Izzie’s – Elena – Raspberry
Lashes: Beetlebones – Minimalist – Black (MESH)
Nails: Izzie’s – Metallic Nails
Tattoo: Flaunt – Legend of the Nile – Faded*
Top: Sakide – Disjoined – Black w/hearts*
Pants: Sakide – Vintage Shiny Jeans – Damask Purple*
Boots: Loordes of London – Crickhowell – Pink*
Furniture: FD Decor – Aly Set(partial mesh)*

Look 3:
Skin: Aeva – Phoebe 3 – ET**
Hair: Exile – Sober – Raven (MESH)
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Dark Purple
Lashes: Beetlebones – Minimalist – Black (MESH)
Nails: Adoness – Fae Nails – Plum*
Tattoo: Liquid Honey – Peace*
Top: TRS – Dotty – Purples*
Pants: Sakide – Vintage Shiny Jeans – Damask Purple*
Poses: Embody – Tough Girl

*Available @ The Black Market

**Available @ the Wash Cart Sale

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Go Fly A Kite (and 52 WOC)

I decided that I wanted to try flying a kite. After all, it’s nearly summer… the weather has been lovely, and I just thought this might be a fun way to celebrate. I was also a bit behind on the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge and figured this was a chance to catch up.

So, I threw on some comfy – pistachio colored – clothes, found a pretty place to fly it and grabbed the Lisp kite that I bought at Collabor88. But… it wouldn’t fly. 😦

Pistachio

I was very sad about this, and decided to go home and pout in my Cheeky Pea blanket fort. It’s cute and comfy, and really… I just needed a good pout.

Pout

But I’m not a quitter. So, the next day I decided I needed a new outlook. And perhaps a hair cut. I threw on some more comfy, summery clothes (making sure to get some raspberry glace color in there)… grabbed a new kite and returned to the pretty park. And this time… well, see for yourself!

Raspberry Glace

Success is sweet!

~Lucie

Credits:
Pics 1 & 2
Skin: Izzie’s – Delusional – Sunkissed
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Lola – Rouge
Jewelry: Je Suis – Nocturne Set
Top: Jane – cropped sweater – Greens (group gift)
Pants: Jane – Easy Day Trousers – Green
Shoes: PM – Fae Wedges – White
Kite: Lisp – Shindig Kite 7 – Bird Texture (Collabor88)
Tent: Cheeky Pea – Mandy’s Blanket Fort (Stumblebum)

Pic 3
Skin: Izzie’s – Delusional – Sunkissed
Hair: Truth – Cynthia – Sangria w/roots
Top: coldLogic – flynn.catalina
Shorts: Jane – every day shorts.eggshell
Shoes: Maitreya – Flip Flops – Lucid
Kite: Lisp – Shindig Kite 4 – Cake Texture (Collabor88)

Pics 1 & 3 taken at Fotoscope

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Comfort

I have fibromyalgia. Those of you who follow me on Plurk know this. So when AliannaMarie GossipGirl (of Insatiable Fashions) told me about an SL event that is designed to help promote awareness of this disease, I knew I wanted to participate. Rad made this sweet friends pose for the event… it’s appropriately called “Comfort,” and I can assure you that the support of a good friend (or a great husband) can go a long way towards getting me through a bad day.

I had to shoot the pic for our vendor texture today, so I decided to edit a version to use here. I grabbed a friend who often models for our ads, and this is the result…

Comfort

For more information about the Fibromyalgia Awareness Day Fair 2012, please visit their site. Also, they are still accepting vendor applications for the event. There is no cost, but you do need to provide one freebie that is related to fibromyalgia. If you are interested in participating, contact Ariana Petrova in Second Life to get an application and more information.

~Lucie

On Lucie:

Skin: LAQ – Jennie 2 05 – Peach

Hair: Magika – Hana Mirrored

Necklace: Miao – Angie

Top: Jane – Cropped Sweater – Greys (group gift version) MESH

Jeans: Kyoot – Etienne Capris – Grey

Shoes: Elikatira – Millside Flats – Smoke

Shape: Embody – Autumn

On Sephie:

Skin: Curio – Pout – Sundust Dark – Project Fur 01

Hair: Truth – Parisa – Carob (MESH)

Shirt: RezIpsa Loc – Scoop Neck T – Mint Green

Jeans: RezIpsa Loc – Butterfly Brooch

Boots: Elikatira – Secret Boots – Winter