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Copper boom!

I know it’s been awhile. RL has been kicking my ass. First I had an unexpected complication from the surgery I had in March (which you’re welcome to read about here, on my personal blog). My thyroid got completely out of whack and if you’ve ever had issues with your thyroid you know the many ways this will affect you. Basically, a normal TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level is under 4.5… mine was 26. Yeah, it’s not good. I go back to have it rechecked in a couple of weeks, but it’s meant I’ve been exhausted, scattered (thyroid problems make concentration harder, add that to ADD and fibro fog and it’s not pretty) and overall, I just feel kind of… meh. I get moody when my thyroid’s fucked up and moodiness isn’t a normal state for me so I hate when I feel this way. It feels like my emotions belong to a stranger and it makes me feel raw and exposed.

Anyway, as if that wasn’t enough, my 86 year-old grandfather’s health took a turn for the worse in the past month. He’s been fading for awhile thanks to dementia… but the last couple of weeks especially have been horrible. He’s now under hospice care at home and I am both dreading his death and hoping it won’t be long now. I don’t want him to have to live this way, stripped of his dignity and independence. I am 1800 miles away and had hoped to see him in June (it was a bit up-in-the-air) but even if I get back east I no longer expect him to be there, except in memories.

I cope by doing one of four things: reading, listening to music, playing games with my husband or rewatching Gilmore Girls (which, tbh, I’m pretty much always doing). Copper boom! is a so-called Gilmorism from Season 4 of the series. It is a mishearing that becomes a thing they say that means “hurry up!” I’ve been feeling a need to hurry up, even as I’ve struggled to do so, and therefore it seemed appropriate to use the custom hud for the adorable Blueberry Lila sweatshirt tied around my waist (worn with matching jeans) to reflect my feelings. I grabbed my alt, who is appropriately currently named Lorelai, to pose with me using a pose by Infiniti. My adorable sneakers are from Ingenue. I fell in love with a pic of similar RL shoes and sent it to the lovely Betty Doyle who – much to my delight – made a version of them in SL!

Copper Boom

I’m wearing a top from Vinyl that reflects the coffee loving Gilmore Girls… to be honest, I’m not much for coffee myself unless it’s from Starbucks and has been seriously flavored somehow. I also had to show off one of LAQ’s new faces, Leia. LAQ recently revamped their heads and the way it works now is pretty cool. You can read the full details on their Flickr post, but the short version is that you now buy the heads separately from the HUD and once you have a HUD it will work with any of the heads. This saves you money if you’re someone who enjoys having multiple heads to choose from (and other strange things you don’t say in RL). The HUD has been updated, with new mocap animations.

Leia.

And here’s a headshot of my alt, wearing LAQ’s Ana head. I just love the pouty lips on this head.

Lorelai

Hopefully I will be back to blogging more regularly soon. I’ve definitely missed it.

~Lucie

Credits
On Me:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Leia mesh head + applier in tone 2.0
Truth: Panny hair – Reds Uber
Izzie’s: Winter eyes – Cinnamon
Vinyl: Daya cropped sweater – fatpack
Blueberry: Lila jeans and sweater – fatpack
Ingenue: Lollie sneakers – Peach Floral

On Lorelai:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Ana bento mesh head
Exile: Lush Life – Naturals (pic 1), Lust For Life – Natural Fusion (pic 3)
Buzzeri: Moody eyes – Storm
Neve: Crush bloom top
Blueberry: Frappe denim shorts
Cae: Presley choker and earrings
fri.day: Delilah wraps – Cloud

Infiniti: Blossom friends pose
Paper Rabbit: Pose 11 (pic 2)

Decor:
Pic 1
Little Branch: PoplarTree.v1{Animated}*4Seasons, Bouton d’or Pink{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field}, WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Orange{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Yellow{Rounded-Field}
JIAN:’dorable Danes 8. Blue Wander Pup

Pic 2
Cheeky Pea: Brother County Bridge, Brother County Cuddle Wall (PG)

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Skin Fair is almost over!

If you haven’t been to Skin Fair yet, you only have through tomorrow (March 25th) to get there! There are two sims and a lot to see, so give yourself time to visit and check everything out thoroughly. I have two skin appliers from Skin Fair to share in this post.

First up is League’s Alessa LeLutka applier, which I am wearing on Greer. This skin is absolutely stunning. I am always so happy to see a new release from League, and this one didn’t disappoint. You get a variety of makeup choices and mole/freckle options, too. There is a shape available that was designed with the Greer head in mind, so if you have trouble getting your head to look the way you’d like or want to look like the ad, I highly recommend buying it. I used it as a template for my own shape for this applier, though I did make modifications. This is one of two shapes available (the other is for Spencer), and the skin includes 2 applier HUDS, suited for the two different shapes/heads. I played with this applier on a couple of my other LeLutka heads, too. If you don’t wear Spencer or Greer definitely demo, but I think you can make it work for some other LeLutka heads, too.

Alessa

If you miss Skin Fair, this will be released at the Mainstore soon after. You’ll find League on the North Sim (follow the arrow when you land).

Next is one of two new appliers LAQreleased at Skin Fair. I’m wearing Hailey, which is super cute. It suited my “Channeling Jan Brady (Jan was my favorite Brady)” look, which was inspired by this super cute Exile hair (now at the Mainstore). My adorable glasses are from Cae and you’ll find them at The Clique, an event inspired by one of my all time favorite movies, The Breakfast Club.

Adorkable

You’ll find LAQ on the South Sim of Skin Fair (again, follow the arrow when you land). If you miss Skin Fair, look for Hailey to be released at the Mainstore soon!

As part of my “Channeling Jan” look I wore this adorable little dress from Neve, with the seriously cute Lea flats Ingenue currently has out at Collabor88. The backdrop I’m using is by Serenity Style and is at the current round of The Liaison Collaborative, which is celebrating its 5th anniversary! They grow up so fast!

Channeling my inner Jan

~Lucie

Credits:
Look 1
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LeLutka: Greer bento mesh head
League: Alessa skin applier – Medium (worn with my modified version of the Alessa Shape A, designed for Greer) Skin Fair
Exile: The Idea of Her hair – reds
Buzzeri: Kenna eyes
Cae: Bunny necklace
Neve: Flare top Fameshed (through March 27th)

Look 2:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Scarlet bento mesh head (Mainstore), Hailey applier – tone 2.0 Skin Fair
Exile: Marcia, Marcia, Maria! hair – Reds
Buzzeri: Kenna eyes
Neve: tink dress (this was a recent event release but should be in the Mainstore soon)

Body Language SLC: Bento SS Pose – Unposed B (Used in all 3 pics)

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Fierce Competition

The Olympics are coming and I adore them. My pal Brennan from These Conversations Kill was kind enough to gift me these fabulous Nantra skating poses and I was inspired. I have to say I am really impressed by the poses in this collection (which is called Going for Gold). They convey movement so beautifully, which is hard to do in a static pose! You get a stand, there are 8 poses (with mirrors, so 16 total) and there’s even a shape included (I am not using it, but it could be handy if you run into compatibility issues with your shape!).

Ferocity

My top is by Decoy and is part of the Alyssa gacha at the current round of The Epiphany, which runs until February 12th.

Practice makes perfect

Since I have the remnants of the flu and the bronchitis it left in its wake, I’m keeping this one short. Full credits below!

~Lucie

Credits:
Fashion
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Izzie’s: Winter eyes – browns and greens
LAQ: Jade bento mesh head, Wilma 2 skin applier
Argrace: Yura hair A – mirror – Reds
Alme: Autumn kit – shiny – nail appliers
Decoy: Alyssa top – Purple – common The Epiphany
Neve: Deedee leggings
NCore: Roller/Ice skates – fatpack
Nantra: Going for Gold poses

Decor:
*~*HopScotch*~* Winter Pleasures – Frozen Pond – RARE
Little Branch: GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons
Little Branch: Conifer.v2{Seasons}
Heart – Wild Holly – Teardrop 3
hive // fir tree A . snowy
Studio Skye Birch Triplet tree 2

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Autumn Brunch

Dust Bunny did a gorgeous brunch gacha set for The Epiphany. I have a bit of an obsession with SL food (I even have a flickr group for it). I just think it adds another layer of realism to SL. My cute, cozy sweater is from Neve and you can grab it at Uber.

Brunch

I’m wearing the adorable Olivia heels by Ingenue with my cute pleated, plaid skirt that is also from Neve at Uber. I love this sassy bobbed hair that is a new Exile release at the Mainstore. My cute prop pose is a collab between Cubic Cherry and Elephante Poses and you’ll find it at Rewind. The theme for this round is the 40s and there’s lots of awesome glam and cute retro items to be had so be sure to check it out before it ends on November 28th.

Baking Break

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Maitreya: Lara Mesh Body
LAQ: Nyx Mesh Head (tone 1)
[theSkinnery]: Don’t Speak Eyes 8
Exile: Jagged Edge hair – Natural Fusion
Neve: shadows top, lead skirt Uber
Izzie’s: Cozy tights
Ingenue: Olivia Heels – Ballet
Elephanted Poses & Cubic Cherry: Fizzle 6 Rewind

Decor:
Dust Bunny: acorn treehouse . RARE, autumns calling . plate setting, brunch items . fig cheese board . RARE, brioche loaf, hibiscus poached pear dish . exclusive (only available during the The Epiphany’s November round)
dust bunny & tenshi . hanging leaves
Apple Fall Pumpkin – Fairytale II, Great White, Fairytale III, Copper Mixer, Autumn Preserves, Enamel Teapot – Brushed Nickel
Nomad: Swedish Dining Table & Chairs
Trompe Loeil: Antique Kitchen Sink, Antique Wood Cookstove Ivory
O.M.E.N – Messy Baking – Kitchen Island w/items – Whitewood, Messy Baking – Scattered Raspberries, Messy Baking – Rolling Pin & Dough, Messy Baking – Pieshell & Dough – Red, Messy Baking – Measuring Spoons, Messy Baking – Stick of Butter, Messy Baking – Corn starch, Messy Baking – Pieshell & Dough – Blue, Messy Baking – Unbaked Blackberry Pie
Sari-Sari – Apple with knife
Second Spaces: Rustic Pantry – sugar and spice
MishMish – Cherry Pie Cake Stand
{anc} flottante puppy. cream . sitB / withCollar 2Li
floorplan. pear measuring cups
{what next} Country Kitchen Cookbook

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Hello October

October has long been one of my favorite months. I love autumn. Right now it’s snowing outside, the leaves are mostly a glorious gold and it’s just breathtaking. It will be a bit before I add snow in SL, though! I have to savor this season as much as I can! So, I’ve created an apple orchard, a table for “selling” my wares, a pumpkin patch, a cornfield… and I’m still working on my sim! But I had to share some of what I’ve done so far, and I had the cutest autumn ensemble going on! My top is Decoy, available at the current round of Collabor88 until October 6th. My adorable Mary Jane style sneakers are also a Collabor88 release, from Ingenue. I absolutely love these and they come in a wide mix of solids and patterns, so there’s something for everyone. My cozy leggings from Neve can now be found in the Mainstore, and come in a wide variety of colors and prints.

Waiting for a sale

My hair is Athena, by Truth. It was the VIP group gift in September. It’s still available as the group gift, but I don’t know for how much longer! Still, older gifts are available for sale. The VIP group is SO worth being in because you get a multi-style full colorpack hair each month! Athena is one of my all-time favorite hairs in SL. I love all of these rebellious, wild curls and it almost makes me want to cut my RL curls shorter. But then add in the cute side braid and style options and it’s really versatile, too. My Catwa skin applier is Olga from [theSkinnery] and it is also at Collabor88 through the 6th. I topped the lips with one of the colors from the Sheer Kiss palette from Pink Fuel. These adorable Jack-o-Lanterns are by Candle and Cauldron and you can buy them individually or in fatpacks per color.

Sincerity

~Lucie

Fashion Credits:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Koura mesh head
[theSkinnery]: Olga applier – Champagne – No Brows version Collabor88
[theSkinnery]: Dune Brows Style 3
Buzzeri: Shift eyes – Human – Moss
Decoy: Natalie Tunic Collabor88
Cae: Acorn necklace
Neve: Deedee leggings
Ingenue: Elke sneakers – Chocolate Collabor88
Repose: Smoking Hot pose 1 (Marketplace only)

Decor Credits:
Pic 1
JIAN: Hillside Orchard – Apple Tree, Table w/ Runner, Cider Jugs (4), Apple Bags (3C), Apple Bags (Solo 1), Apple Bags (Solo 2), Apple Bags (Solo 3), LadderApple Bucket (Few)
[we’re CLOSED] grass field dry 03 – random, grass field dry 04 – random
JIAN Playtime Piglets 1. Hay Napper RARE
{what next} Orchard Fallen Apples Decor, Garden Paving – cross path (lit)
Ariskea: Sage pumpkins 1 & 2
Sway’s [Autumn] Pumpkin decoration . single B – 3
{BunBun & Dream} HalloweenParty – Donuts Traditional
+Half-Deer+ Ice Cream Flowers – Pumpkin Collabor88
*HEXtraordinary*Pumpkin Pasties
MishMish – Mini Pumpkin Pies
Artisan Fantasy: Stony Hollow Hay Bale – Solo
HPMD* Cliff Hill – autumn B, HPMD* Garden Tree08 – orange c
Cheeky Pea: Asher’s Hayride Cider Station

Pic 2
[DDD] New Pumpkin Garden Plot – 2×2, Wood & Rope Picket Fence
Candle and Cauldron: Take Flight Jack-o-Lantern – Nox, Familiar Jack-o-Lantern – Orange, Tall Happy Jack-o-Lantern – Casper
Con.&floorplan. Windmill Hideout – PG – Green
Little Branch: sweetChestNut*7Li{Seasons}*Animated
HPMD* Garden Tree05 – extra two colors / A+B

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I’m just chewing gum

Recently, I happened upon a new-to-me artist named Nina Nesbitt and her song Chewing Gum. One of the lines is “cuz I’m a made-up mess in a backless dress” and well, I was already wearing this sexy backless dress from Neve, which you can grab at Uber through September 23rd on and it just seemed like kismet. I styled the rest of the look around the sexy, peppy song. My hair is a recent Mainstore release from Truth called Lady, and it includes multiple styling options, which you can see here. The killer red heels I have on are from Ingenue’s Cosette gacha at The Arcade, and this is just one of 16 colors to collect!

I'm a made-up mess in a backless dress

I am also wearing a new skin applier by [theSkinnery] for Catwa heads. Karen is available at Ultra through October 8th. I really like this skin. I love the messy brows and the soft sheen it has. There are also really cute crinkles around the eyes, which make me happy. While I can appreciate the absolute flawlessness of some of the skin appliers you find in SL, I also really love seeing the realism offered by creators like Umazuma Metaluna who owns [theSkinnery]. My gorgeous, bold jewelry is Cae’s Anika set which is available at FaMESHed through September 27th.

Chewing Gum

Below you can watch the video and listen to the song that helped inspire this post. It may not be available in all countries.

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara Mesh Body
Catwa: Koura bento head
[theSkinnery]: Karen Catwa applier – Honey tone Ultra
Truth: Lady hair – Multitone 1 hud
Cae: Anika jewelry set FaMEHSed
Neve: Dre dress Uber
Ingenue: Cosette heels – Rouge The Arcade
Buzzeri: Moonstone eyes – Midnight Catwa Appliers
oOo Studio: Fever Pose 6 (pic 1) and Fever Pose 7 (pic 2)
SAYO SCENES – Wright Staircase Backdrop – COMMON

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Autumn Ana

LAQ’s been on a roll lately with the mesh heads. Ana is one of the four currently available bento heads at LAQ. I really love this head. The face is so sassy and flirty. I’ve added freckles, also by LAQ, which are really cute. Of course, it’s full on autumn here in Colorado with the aspens changing to yellow, so naturally I have a pumpkin spice latte, courtesy of Reign’s Fall Vibes collection at The Arcade. My hair is from Exile and you can find it at Collabor88 The hat is optional, but super cute so I had to wear it. I’m wearing eyes from [theSkinnery].

Ana

My shorts and cozy top are both Neve releases currently available at FaMESHed. My knee high socks are appliers from Izzie’s and the woven boots I’m wearing are from Reign’s second machine (Fall Essentials) at The Arcade. My bag is also Reign, and it’s rigged which makes me so happy. It’s from the same Fall Vibes gacha collection as my latte.

Autumn Adventress

Full credits, including decor, below!

~Lucie

Fashion Credits:
Maitreya: Lara Mesh Body
LAQ: Ana bento mesh head w/LAQ’s freckles applier (sold separately) tone 1.5
[theSkinnery]: Don’t Speak eyes 1
Exile: Break The Rules hair w/hat – Reds Collabor88
Neve: Dormitory top, Tawna shorts FaMESHed
Hello Dave: Fourth nail appliers
Reign: Doodle Cup Latte PSL #5, Fall Vibes Traveler Bag Sight See’r #9, Oxley Woven Boots fatpack – Rare
Izzie’s: Overknee socks applier
Infiniti: Better To See You With – Pose 4

Decor Credits:
Trompe Loeil – Le Fay Cottage w/garden (slightly modified)
JIAN Cat Pumpkin :: Smol and not smol, Napping
+Half-Deer+ Scattered Acorns – Bright – Big Group, Scattered Acorns – Bright – Long Group, Scattered Acorns – Dark – Big Group, Scattered Acorns – Dark – Small Group
Apple Fall Pumpkin – Fairytale IV, Pumpkin – Sweet Dumpling I
[DDD] Pumpkin – Saggy
[Brixley] happy halloween door mat (not sure this is available any longer)
{what next} ‘Welcome’ Pumpkin, Bellevie chair/firepit set, Apple Cider Tray
Cheeky Pea: Poetry Autumn Bench
Happy Mood: Garden Tree09 with Lights – yellow a, Garden Tree07 – yellow a, Garden Tree08 with Lights – orange c