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Feeling rebellious

I have a confession to make. Whenever I try to do something edgy or punk-like in SL I feel a bit like a poser. I like punk music, but I’m just so not punk in my style in either world, generally speaking. That said, I was feeling a bit rebellious last week and decided to take advantage of that when I was styling this look. My top and bento compatible gloves are both by Fetch and you’ll find them at Rewind. My Catwa applier by [theSkinnery] is also available at Rewind. My pants are from Just Because, who is a guest at Collabor88’s birthday round. Wearing red and purple together was something I did in the 80s when I was a tween and it made my family crazy because they said they didn’t match. Not long after it became trendy to wear those colors together, which helped shut them up a bit. But I didn’t care. I did my own thing, so in that sense I was always a rebel! My adorable bow pumps are from Ingenue, also at Collabor88. The look paired nicely with the Anxiety %ugh! scene currently available at N21 for just L$90. This is a new-to-me store and I love this prop scene. This type of product is great for shooting blog posts when you don’t have the time to set up a compatible scene or find a good location. My pose is by Elephante Poses, and is another Rewind release.

Rebel Rebel

Here’s a close up that shows off my adorable belly ring (rigged!!!) from
Maddict that is at Collabor88, as well as this dazzling chrome French manicure from Alme that is available at Whimsical. I have never once used the pointed nails on my Lara body but this manicure and look just seemed to beg for them! Plus, you get a better look at the Fetch gloves. The metal parts and bows are color change.

No Angel

Finally, a closer look at the Chai applier from [theSkinnery]. I really love this applier and I kept thinking that with the shape I made for it my avi resembled Jennifer Lawrence a bit. I am wearing it on the Catwa Koura bento head. I added an eyeshadow from Milla Rasmuson’s Fire collection (which I blended down a bit with the Catwa hud), which is a Cosmetic Fair release. You also get a closer look at my Truth hair, which is the VIP group gift for August. Like all of Truth’s newest releases, Ellie includes a style hud and gives you a ton of options, including bobbie pins (not visible with the style I selected here). Truth’s VIP gifts have been amazing, so if you’re not part of that group it’s definitely one worth the cost of joining! My eyes are from Buzzeri’s Shift collection. When I last checked these hadn’t been added to the Mainstore yet, but hopefully they will be soon (I need more colors!).

Rebel Rebel

Cosmetic Fair ends August 31st. Rewind runs through September 10th. The big birthday bash for Collab ends September 6th. Whimsical runs through September 18th.

~Lucie

Credits:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Koura mesh head
[theSkinnery]: Chai Catwa applier – Honey tone Rewind
Truth: Elie mesh hair – Jewel hud
Buzzeri: Shift eyes – Human Pupil – Galaxias version (changed on included HUD) – Sapphire
Fetch: Loretta tee, Berena gloves Rewind
Alme: Chrome French manicure applier Whimsical
Maddict: Lea belly piercing – Angel Collabor88
Just Because: Owena pants – Red Collabor88
Ingenue: Stella heels – Noir Collabor88
Elephante Poses: One Way Or Another #7 Rewind
Anxiety: %ugh! scene N21

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Electric Youth

I feel like the era of my tweens and early teens (aka late 80s/early 90s) is suddenly super popular again. From the recent debut of the Rewind event, with it’s 90’s theme, to some of the fun color combos at various events (like Uber), it just feels a bit surreal.

So maybe it’s not surprising that I found myself feeling a big nostalgic, and that before long said nostalgia led me to listen to Electric Youth, which came out in 1989. This iconic Debbie Gibson album inspired a line of cosmetics and a fragrance, all of which I – naturally – had. See, I was fascinated by Debbie Gibson. She wrote all of the songs on her album, and she also produced six of the ten tracks on the album entirely on her own. It was only with her first album that I had learned a strange lesson… not all singers are songwriters. Up until Out of the Blue got a lot of attention for having been written by a 16 year-old, it never dawned on me that singers didn’t also write their song lyrics or music. This is undoubtedly the result of being a songwriter’s daughter; my dad was in bands my entire childhood, and they wrote everything they did that wasn’t a cover and my dad was the primary lyricist. So it kind of never occurred to me that other people didn’t write their own songs.

At any rate, this revelation made Debbie Gibson a hero of mine. I was six years younger than her, but she was doing amazing things. Then she became Eponine in Les Mis (“On My Own” was “my” song; I sang it in 8th grade and related deeply to it), and that just sealed it for me. Debbie Gibson was totally amazing.

So, this was my tribute to that time in my life… a skort (!) and chunky plastic ring from Decoy, a cropped t-shirt with the word “dazed” from Tee*Fy at N21, some curly pigtails and blunt bangs, brand new from Truth and available at the current round of Uber. Uber has a brand new layout to help make shopping easier., and a great big bubble of pink gum, thanks to Catwa. Oh, and the perfect 90s-esque photo backdrop courtesy of Mons! I swear I know someone with framed prints that looked like this wall.

Pop Sugar

I just got the Catwa (bento) Kimberly head, as a birthday gift from a dear friend. I chose Kimberly over Catya and Lilo, Catwa’s other two heads (another one, Lona, is either newly out or about to be released) neither of which felt very “me,” even with shape changes. But Kimberly does! It’s very cute and works well with fuller lips and larger eyes. I am featuring some items from the February Powder Pack here. This skin applier is Kelly, from Amara. I wasn’t familiar with Amara but I loved this applier. That’s one of the fun things about these subscription boxes. You get to try out some stores you don’t know! I’m wearing the Powder Pack eyeliner/shadow by DeeTaleZ, which was tintable, so I made it this very 90s teal shade to match my hair. And the lipgloss is from Pink Fuel’s Powder Pack release. My lashes are also from Powder Pack, by Bold & Beauty. I had some trouble adjusting mesh eyes to fit in my Catwa head (and unlike the LeLutka heads, you must use mesh eyes). While Catwa’s heads come with rigged eyes, I wanted more options. Ultimately, the eyes I found easiest to adjust to my shape were from theSkinnery’s Palermo collection. These also have an OMEGA applier version, as well as system eyes. Oh and the adorable moles are another Powder Pack release, from okbye!

Electric Youth

If you missed the Powder Pack you can buy it later, but please note that the original price is $L1500 and after the price is L$3000 so it’s worth it if you love makeup and skins! Plus, there is going to be a LeLutka version starting later this month… now I just have to figure out which version I want! Gah!

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Kimberly mesh (bento) head
Amara: Kelly skin applier – tone 3 Powder Pack
[TheSkinnery]: Palermo mesh eyes – #7
Bold & Beauty: Classic Collection Lash – Giselle V1 Powder Pack
okbye: Dalmatian beauty marks Powder Pack
DeeTaleZ: Beautiful Eyes Collection – tintable liner Powder Pack
Pink Fuel: Juicy Drop lip collection – bento for Catwa Powder Pack
Truth: Kyoko hair w/bangs Uber
Tee*fy: Brooklyn shirt – Dazed N21
Decoy: Courtney Skort – white, 90s Classics gacha – Chunky ring plain mint (these were at the Rewind event and may not be in the mainstore just yet)
Reign: Millani sandals
Infiniti: Carefree pose 2
MONS / 3D: 90s Photoshoot Decor (style5) RARE

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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

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Drifting…

So, the Tannebaum holiday market is still going and if you love Christmas and haven’t yet been to this event, you really need to check it out. It’s full of adorable seasonal goodies. Like the coat and top I’m wearing here from Bad Unicorn Clothing! I went for festive colors, but there’s a wide assortment available, so if you’re not that into Christmas, it’s still worth a visit! You can also check Seraphim’s post for a sneak peek. My cozy boots are from fri.day and can be found at N21 through December 11th. These are unrigged and can be resized, so do try a demo. I have a fairly curvy av and I was thrilled I was able to get them to fit me without much difficulty at all. My hair is by Tableau Vivant, and is available at The Fantasy Collective’s birthday round, which ends December 15th!

Snowdreaming

My beautiful Catwa applier is Maddison from DeeTaleZ. I snagged it during the Black Friday sale, but it’s so pretty I’d say it’s well worth paying full price, too. The cute little bow ring is from Cae. And I took these pics with poses built into the Chez Moi Romantic ski lift (which my lovely friend Krisy gifted to me), which is really cute for winter! It has loads of single and couple poses, and it’s texture change, too.

Drifting

~Lucie

PS. Both my jacket and hair have versions for male avs, too!

Credits
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Jessica mesh head
DeeTaleZ: Maddison applier for Catwa – European tone
Tableau Vivant: Johnny hair – Reds The Fantasy Collective
Buzzeri: Duo eyes – Forrest
Bad Unicorn Clothing: Clif parka – Green Tannenbaum
Cae: Charmed ring – Tied
Neve: zeezee leggings – neutral
fri.day: Emily boots – coal N21

Studio Skye: Enchanted woods trees, Falling Snow System (picture 2 has “snow added in PS, too)
Chez Moi: Romantic lift
Jian: Beaumont fence

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Gathering Warmth

Sometimes when I create scenes for vendor ads for Repose, I wind up liking them enough that I want to blog them. This was one such case, and since I promised in yesterday’s post to show y’all a close up of the outfit I was wearing, this seemed like a great opportunity. I’m wearing a top and leggings from coldLogic’s newest release for their new brand Neve. I love these new releases because they include huds with different color options for each version of top, dress, bottom, etc. Plus, for things with layers, like this adorable top, there’s an option to change the color of the undershirt separately. I was going for a decidedly autumnal vibe with my pumpkin shade for the leggings and the green top. My alt is wearing FATEwear, which always compliments the colors of coldLogic’s releases perfectly!

Gathering Warmth

And I’d like to leave you with this.

Fashion Credits

On Lucie:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body, Stagioni Xtd Leather boots – Bronze
Essences: LouAnn skin – Medium 02
Argrace: hair – Red w/add on checkered bow hud
Buzzeri: Serenity Eyes – Amber N21
Neve by coldLogic: zeezee leggings – lively, breeze top – lively
Cae: Happily Ever After Ring

On Sephie:
Clef de Peu: Robin skin T4 w/black brows & stubble tattoos
Exile: Take It Easy hair – naturals
I.D.: September eyes – Amber The Mens Dept
FATEwear: Robertson shirt, Brian pants
FATEstep: Matthew boots
SLink: Mesh hands, male version – Curl & Grip

Repose: Warmth prop pose (coming soonish)

Decor Credits:
Studio Skye: Autumnal ground texture, mesh land forms, Enchanted Woods trees
Dysfunctional Designs: Wood Chopping block, Frilly Pine Trees, New Pumpkin Garden Plots
Alouette: Weathered greenhouse
What Next: Scarecrow VIP Group Gift
Izzie’s: Tree logs

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Summer’s Sunset

I readily admit that I am beyond eager for autumn’s arrival. I’ve been ready for weeks, honestly. It’s just always been my favorite time of year. But summer’s not over just yet, even here at 9,000 feet in Colorado where we could theoretically get our first snow nearly any day now (it’s happened as early as August, though not often). And the gorgeous outfit Valentina E. Couture has out for August’s FaMESHed made me want to dress for summer, even as I crave the first golden aspens of fall. So I found a field of golden sunflowers at beautiful Bella Pace. My hair is Tableau Vivant, also for FaMESHed.

Fields of Gold

My skin is Glam Affair’s stunning Fiona for Uber. I really, really love the lips on this particular face. They’re pouty and lush. I’m wearing new eyelashes from Izzie’s for The Mix Event. My necklace by Cae is another new release available at August’s round of FaMESHed. My eyes are another of Buzzeri’s Duo line available at N21.

Summer Sunset

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Glam Affair: Fiona skin – Jamaica 06 Uber
Tableau Vivant: Elvi hair – reds FaMESHed
Izzie’s: Mesh Alpha Lashes
Buzzeri: Duo eyes – Drought N21
Valentina E. Couture: Rebecca – Floral – Lavender FaMESHed
Cae: Trilogy necklace FaMESHed
The Wicked Peach: Summer basics nail appliers

Locations:
Pic 1: Bella Pace
Pic 2: Manitou Springs (not yet open)

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Bandana Day 2015

Hair Fair 2015 closes tonight, at 11:59 pm SLT. Today is Bandana Day. If you haven’t gone to Hair Fair yet, or you didn’t get a bandana for Bandana Day, definitely consider going and grabbing one. They’re only L$50 each, they’re 100% donation items and there are a lot of cool options. Mine is from L+N and it’s called Liberty. It came with the torch (my SL sister Isley Oodles made me the stone tablet prop, and my husband made me the pose; neither are for sale anywhere) and I thought it was a really neat idea. Both from a creative perspective, but also because it felt like an empowering thing to me. I think of how we put so much value on hair, particularly on women’s hair, and really why? It’s just another form of idealized beauty. Not that I don’t have fun with hair in SL, because of course I do… and it would definitely be traumatic for me if I ever lost my RL hair because I love it. But at the end of the day, part of that is just another aspect of what we’re conditioned to be used to, what we’re conditioned to find attractive. And that’s all very interesting to me from a sociological/anthropological standpoint. But enough geeking out.

The bottom line here is… Wigs For Kids is a fabulous charity helping children who’ve lost their hair due to illness or medical treatments. Whether those kids choose bandanas or wigs, this charity helps empower them and give them a chance to have something they’ve not chosen to lose. So go buy a bandana, and wear it for the rest of the day! It’s only a few hours!

Freedom

The necklace and earrings I have on are from Cae, for the brand new monthly fantasy event Illusion Point. My gorgeous skin is the newest face from Glam Affair, Fiona, available at Uber. These stunning eyes are from Buzzeri’s new release at N21. Here’s a closer look.

Fiona & Sebastian

~Lucie

Credits

Glam Affair: Fiona skin – Jamaica 03 Uber
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Buzzeri: Duo eyes – Spirit N21
L+N: Liberty bandana & torch for Hair Fair 2015
Blueberry: Kayden dress – mint
SLink: Mesh hands – mouse & splayed
Wicked Peach: Summer Basics nails
Pixel Mode: Marcus skybox w/Manhattan surround