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Champagne

I’ve been hooked on this song by Lindsay Ell since I first heard it probably six weeks ago. I’ve had it on my Current Obsessions playlist since. I thought it was good inspiration for a pic, so here you go… me in a posh limo (courtesy of Foxcity) wearing a sexy little red dress (from Just Because) and these killer Kristen heels from Gos, which you can snag at the October round of FaMESHed before it closes. I’m wearing LAQ’s Athena head in this post, which I will also wear in my next post with a close up. This head is gorgeous and if you’re looking for a less “soft” or “cute” look, I definitely would check this one out. I personally like softer/cute so I tweaked my shape and I’m using one of LAQ’s eyebrow appliers, instead of the very strong (and gorgeous) default brows on the skin for this head. But this head has such a great jaw and nose, and I really love it.

You make me feel like Jessica Biel

I’ve been dealing with mental health struggles lately. I had hoped there might be a medical cause, in terms of vitamin deficiencies or a thyroid imbalance (which I’ve had a lot of this year), but all my labs were normal, so I’ll be following up with my psychiatrist soon. It’s been a hella crazy year for us in RL, so I’m kind of thinking some of that is catching up to me. But I believe very strongly in discussing mental health challenges, so as to help with the stigma they still carry, so I thought I’d share my struggles here.

~Lucie

Credits:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Athena bento head & skin applier (tone 1.5) with separate LAQ brows applier
Izzie’s: Winter Eyes – Fantasy – Amber
MINA: Annie hair – Reds
Cae: Evie necklace & earrings
Just Because: Heather dress (fatpack)
Gos: Kristen Lace Platforms (fatpack – metals hud)
Foxcity: PhotoBooth – Club Black (please note this is JUST a backdrop – poses are sold separately), Posh Bento Pose Set – pose 1

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I stand for peace…

When I first heard of the “I stand for peace” challenge presented by The White Canvas Gallery, I have to admit… my tendency towards cynicism won over. My first, honest thought? I’d love to stand for peace, but my legs are going to get awfully tired. But being me is complicated. Because even though I can be cynical (though I tend to prefer to think I’m just realistic), I can also be idealistic. So, I have said it before and I’ll say it now: I’m a realistic idealist. I can recognize when I’m being idealistic, but I refuse to give up the idea that there’s a place for idealism in this world.

I really like this quote, and not just because I consider Sara Teasdale to be one of the most underrated poets in history.

I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes. ~Sara Teasdale

I like to think I manage to do this most of the time. My life has been interesting and difficult. Full of love, but also challenges. However, I like to believe that, when faced with hardships, I find a way to make the best of a bad situation. To find the proverbial silver lining. So, even though I fear that we’re living in a time that will face far more violence before we achieve anything akin to peace, I also think we can find ways to look for peace from within, to take strength from the stories of others; of those who survive, of those who saved, of those who died so others might live. We can see the beauty that is always here, and remember the wise words of Dumbledore (via JK Rowling): Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

It seemed fitting to blog this challenge using one of the gorgeous hairs you can find at Hair Fair 2016. I feel that this event is an example of the best of humanity, of the goodness and love that exists in this world, and I mean the real one as well as our virtual one. Because, after all, this event benefits real life children. Also appropriate, I felt, was to use something currently available at The Epiphany – these adorable butterflies from Cubic Cherry Creations. For if ever the world needed another epiphany, the time would be now.

My hair is from Mina. I loved the windblown feel of this hair, and I’ve always been a huge fan of Mina’s red shades. My adorable capri pants are by Just Because for N21 and I’m wearing the N21 exclusive color, which will not be available when the event ends! The tank top I’m wearing is one of Neve’s summer offerings. My sandals are from fri.day, and fri.day has moved to a new location, so be sure to update your LM!

I stand for peace

Now I have to talk about this gorgeous new mesh head from Catwa. Bibi has such a sweet, youthful face. It felt perfect for this dreamy, peaceful look I wanted. I paired it with Glam Affair’s Gabriela applier, which is part of the Gacha Guardians event. If you’ve been looking for a mesh head with a young, soft vibe, definitely go demo this one. Bibi is a basic head, which means you can get the static version of it for just $L900. You can check out this image, which explains all of the various options available on Catwa heads.

Sweet Bibi

If you haven’t done the “I stand for peace” challenge yet, consider it. It’s simple, but powerful. And I was nominated by the lovely Saffie to do it, so really… I had to.

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara Mesh Body
Mina: Neah hair – Dark Reds Hair Fair 2016
Catwa: Bibi mesh head
Glam Affair: Gabriela applier – Asia 02 Gacha Guardians
Izzie’s: Catwa dimples applier
Nanika: Eyelashes Nata
Buzzeri: Moka eyes – Honey
Neve: Everyday top – baby
Just Because: Jen Capris – N21 Exclusive N21
fri.day: Dinah sandals – cloud
Cubic Cherry Creations: Flutter 21 – Dream The Epiphany
Infiniti: Carefree Pose 3 (slightly modified by the butterflies built in pose)
Location: Blithe

Events · Friends · Homestyle · iheartslFeed

The blogger’s closet

Festival Of Sin II has been so much fun so far! It’s winding down, and closes September 5th, so I wanted to share some goodies from the event before it’s over!

I love the hair MINA did for Lust. It’s so lush and sexy. The shoes from fri.day for Vanity are gorgeous, sexy and versatile. I’ve paired them with a stunning new release from coldLogic’s new brand neve (more on neve to come soon!). This dress is so pretty, with its lacy texture and (though they’re covered by my hair here) dainty straps. I’m using Exposeur’s glam Luxury Closet gacha for Greed at FOS II as a backdrop for this look. I thought it did a pretty great job of representing what a blogger’s closet might look like, if SL bloggers actually had closets and not inventories. Though come to think of it, mine would probably be more cluttered and less organized! 😛

The Blogger's Closet

In this picture, I’m wearing Blueberry’s recently released yoga pants with items from Uber. My top is Miss Chelsea and my hair is Truth, and both can be found at Uber. The gym bag next to me, by Bueno, is also at Uber. My sleepy koala friend is by +Pepper+ and is at Festival Of Sin II in Sloth. The beautiful barn I’m using as my yoga studio is from Pixel Mode’s Arcade release. This release has NO rares! Even this gorgeous barn build is a common. The Arcade is now open, and runs all month so if you can’t get in yet, don’t fret! You have time.

Koalas can sleep through anything

I was honored to be chosen as a Hottie Cooterati staff blogger, so I’ve blogged some pics over there, but I wanted to share them here, too.

This one was taken on the FOS II sim, in the Sloth section with a fellow FOS II blogger. The builds are spectacular, and honestly it’s worth going for that alone, but there are so many goodies to be had, too. You can read the full credits on this post here.

Seen at the Sloth Motel

This one features Schadenfreude’s Acedia table, which comes in a clean version, too. I also have one of Anya Ohmai’s free sponsor gifts featured here, a snow globe designed for Hopscotch. You can read all about this post here.

Spiders in the attic

Finally, in this picture I’m wearing Alice Project’s sexy bedhead hair for Lust, Baiastice’s stunning gown for Vanity and Cae’s serpent bracelet for Envy, along with one of her gacha rings for Greed. You can get all the details here.

Sinful

~Lucie

Credits
Pic 1:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Roxy skin – tone 1.5
MINA: Laila hair – Dark reds Festival Of Sin II
neve by coldLogic: Entwine dress – lace
fri.day: Narcissa heels – Pearl Festival Of Sin II
Exposeur: Luxury Closet gacha, Serenity Pose 1 Festival Of Sin II

Pic 2:
Belleza: Freya mesh body
Lumae: Niska skin – bare – peach
Truth: Olympia hair – Reds Uber
Miss Chelsea: Lena top – Purple Uber
Blueberry: Sylvia yoga pants – white
+Pepper+: Top Koality Hugs – Tan Festival Of Sin II
Bueno- Workout Bag- Black 2 Uber
Cheeky Pea: Divya Yoga Mat – Purple
Pixel Mode: Fall Harvest – Barn, Fall Harvest – Lost Art The Arcade
Studio Skye: Enchanted woods trees
Jian: Beaumont Brick Fence

Events · Friends · Just for fun

Song

Essences released a beautiful new skin in the mainstore recently. Song is just stunning, and the detail around the eyes particularly spoke to me. If you love Song as much as I do, in addition to the full release, there are also versions of it available at Cosmetics Fair and TDR Fusion.

Essences Song

I live in the sky over our store. I usually prefer it, because the privacy is really nice. But when I visit friends who live on the ground I am always, always jealous of their water! The water in SL is just so pretty. So when I visited a friend’s home recently, I had to hop on her moon (which is by MishMish, but I believe it was a limited edition) and gaze out the window at the view. The gorgeous skirt I am wearing is from Pure Poison, and you can find it at the Boho Culture Fair. The cute hair I have on is also available at that event, from MINA. There’s a little something for everyone who likes bohemian inspired culture, so be sure to check it out before it ends on October 31st.

Here for the view

~Lucie

Credits
Essences: Song skin – Peche
Truth: Stephania hair – Gingers (pic 1)
IKON: Perspective eyes – Amber
Mon Cherie: Falsies lashes
MINA: Tabita hair (pic 2) Boho Culture Fair
Valentina E. Couture: Shorty tank – black
Pure Poison: Boho skirt – Model 7 Boho Culture Fair
SLink: Mesh hands – Casual

Events · Looks

One Voice is open!!!

One Voice has officially opened! There have been a few technical issues, and many of the designers will be setting up their items in their mainstores, too. Please be patient as they resolve the issues. Trust me… it’s an event you don’t want to miss! Not only is it awesome and inspiring to see so many designers come together to help a fellow creator in need, there are just so many goodies to be had! The sim is also just so pretty and peaceful, and the organizers did a great job laying out all the vendors! Salome Strangelove has also been working hard on a directory of stores participating, so you can check this out, too. Here’s a pic of the sim, near the landing point, that I took last night.

One Voice Sim

I’ve been taking pics like mad, and I don’t want to be too wordy so you can just get to them all. Credits will be at the end as always…

Summer Gaze

Harvest Purple Moon

One Song

On a final note for this post (there will be more posts and there are more pics are already up on flickr)… our voices, when joined as one in chorus, are stronger, and our message becomes harder to ignore. 🙂

~Lucie

Credits
Pic 1:
Skin: Curio – May – Sundust Light – Apple Blossom 1 (May is one of my all time favorite Curio skins!)
Hair: Exile – Break Away – One Voice Pack – Cayenne (tinted) (MESH)*
Eyes: IKON – Sunrise – Bleached Blue
Lashes: Beetlebones – Dainty (MESH)
Shirt: Mon Cheri – One Voice Tank – Pink (MESH)*
Shorts: Insatiable Fashions – Pocketed Shorts – Mute
Furniture: RnB Designs – Beach Deck Set*

Pic 2:
Skin: Al Vulo – Georgie – Custard – Peacock*
Hair: MINA – Charlize – Reds*
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Pale Caramel
Lashes: Beetlebones – Dainty (MESH)
Dress: PurpleMoon – New Dawn on Fire*
Pose: BENT – Creative Portraits 1*

Pic 3:
Skin: Curio – Yum 2 – Sundust Light – Red Velvet 2
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Deep Azure
Hair: Exile – Break Away – One Voice Pack – Cayenne (tinted) (MESH)*
Nails: RezIpsa Loc – Sparkly Nails – Onyx
Top: Boom – Twenty-Three Tee – One Voice*
Skirt: Ingenue – Adela – Noir* (I purchased this skirt prior to the event, but it IS at One Voice)
Pose: Embody – Idol 3

*Denotes items available at One Voice event

Click images to see larger versions on flickr!