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The Forgotten

So, back at the beginning of this month I did some pics for a New Year’s blog. Then I got distracted. Oops. I do that sometimes. Also, can you believe January is nearly over already?

I got my husband to pose with me for a blog pic. He’s reclusive, so this was a special treat. It was actually taken on New Year’s Eve. I have to be honest… it feels like it was far longer than a month ago! My dress is from NiNight Creations. It comes in tons of color options and it’s just so pretty. The detail work on this is spectacular. Rad’s suit is from Fatewear. Behind us you see the cute decor What Next did to ring in the New Year, placed on my Laurel fireplace (also from What Next).

2013

I also grabbed my BFF Rosa for a photo shoot to celebrate the end of 2012 and the start of 2013. This photo box called, appropriately, Countdown was from the December round of My Attic and is by W. Winx. It’s seriously fun. I am not sure if it was an event exclusive, but since it doesn’t have just 2013 on it, it’s something that I know I can use again this New Year’s Eve! Rosa & I are wearing dresses from SySy’s and hair from Exile.

Let the countdown begin

Rosa’s skin is Halo, from Aeva. It’s such a soft and pretty skin, and it suits Rosa so nicely.

My Best Friend

My skin is Lana from Glance. I fell in love with the uniqueness of this skin. It wasn’t quite like any skin I’d seen in SL. I especially love the heavy lidded eyes. They are sleepy and sexy. My necklace is from Maxi Gossamer. I thought a necklace that featured a clock pendant was appropriate for a New Year’s look.

Celebrate

So, there you have it… my New Year’s blog post. It’s still January, so I think it’s in under the wire. Okay, maybe not. But these things were just too awesome to not blog.

~Lucie

Credits
Pic 1
On Rad:
Skin: Belleza – Johan 3E – Medium
Eyes: Poetic – Classic – Dark Soil
Shape: Embody – Blake *modified*
Suit: FateWear – Smith – Void

On Lucie:
Skin: Al Vulo – Lyala – Sunkissed – Holiday Pack
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Bay
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Christy – Rouge (tinted)
Dress: NiNight Creations – Evening Dress With Butterfly – 02

Pose: Embody – Toasted

Pics 2,3, & 4

On Rosa:
Skin: Aeva – Halo – Tone 1 – Linear
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Light Silver + Blue
Hair: Exile – Waiting For Tonight
Lashes: Beetlebones Mesh Lashes
Dress: SySy’s – Sparkle Gown – Teal
Shoes: G Field – Alex – Black

On Lucie:
Skin: Glance – Lana – Fair – w/lip tattoo add on (sold separately)
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Storm
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Hair: Exile – Waiting for Tonight (w/tiara) – Rouge (tinted)
Earrings: Cae – Timeless
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Patience Heart Watch Pendant – Silver
Nails: Izzie’s – Long Metallic
Dress: SySy’s – Sparkle Gown – Silver
Shoes: Decoy – Lea Pumps – Silver
Pose (solo pic): Embody

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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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Autumn Knocks

This autumn has been a rough one for me so far. I feel like life is determined to knock me down, but I have never been one to give up without a fight. The pics I took for this post were designed to celebrate tenacity and fight.

This first look is all about casual comfort… warm, cozy and perfect for a stroll on a crisp autumn morning. The sweater is from NiNight Creations, the tights are RezIpsa Loc. The boots are Triumph from Gos (which fits the theme nicely) and the hair is a recent release from Truth. I took this pic at Scribbled Hearts, my current favorite place to go wander when I’m sad and need a pick-me-up.

November Walk

This second look features an adorable arm cast from Izzie’s. I’ve thought about buying these for ages, but finally had a reason. The “broken arm” represents the challenges in my life right now… but I will not be broken, and I will not give up or give in. The necklace is from Maxi Gossamer and is called Rejuvenated Stitched Heart, which again felt appropriate.

Can't break my spirit

This sweater and skirt are both recent Sn@tch releases. Perfect for fall, they look cozy and comfy and yet, somehow still elegant and sophisticated. The boots are from Schadenfreude, and can be found at the new round of Collabor88 that just opened yesterday.

Fight Back

Here’s a closeup of those boots! I love the detail work, and you can change it to plain with a hud. I was thinking of this as my “blue mood boots.”

Blue Mood Boots

Life is unfair, brutal and frequently cruel… but I choose to find ways to meet the challenges thrown at me, even when I’d rather give in, curl up in bed and hide under my blankets. Today I was able to channel some of the negative energy through the creative outlet of blogging. It felt good, and it makes me grateful for the discovery of Second Life nearly four years ago.

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Belleza – Shyla 04 – Medium
Hair: Truth – Sara – Blood
Necklace: Izzie’s – Heart Necklace (Perfect Wardrobe)
Top: NiNight Creations – Loose Shaded Sweater 8 (XY Room)
Tights: RezIpsa Loc – Fall Tights
Boots: Gos – Triumph – Brown
Pose: Oracul AO
Location: Scribbled Hearts (Water Reserve sim)

Look 2:
Skin: Belleza – Shyla 04 – Medium
Hair: Truth – Uma – Blood
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Pewter
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Rejuvenated Stitched Heart
Nails: Izzie’s – Metal Stripe Nails
Cast: Izzie’s – Scribbles
Top: Sn@tch – Emille Cashmere Sweater – Grey
Skirt: Sn@tch – Fiona Cord – Grey
Tights: Izzie’s – Sheer – Dark Grey
Boots: Schadenfreude – Amargosa Boots – Denim (Collabor88)
Poses: Oracul AO (Pic 1), Embody (Pics 2 & 3)

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Bohemian Elegance…

This post is sort of a hodgepodge mixup… but the unifying force is recent releases from Truth and Aeva/Heartsick!

First up, the newest face from Aeva. This skin is called Halo, and it’s absolutely stunning. It features the softness that Amesha’s Jewell’s skins are known for, and an undeniable sophistication and elegance. I’m wearing the Dusk makeup in Tone 1. The brows on this skin are very dark, so I used the No Brow option and added a tattoo layer brow I had from Cupcakes. My jewelry is from Cae, and it’s called Entangled. I might’ve suggested that name to the lovely and talented Caelan Hancroft when she showed me a sneak peek of this set. 🙂 The jewelry is texture change, which I love, and this metal is silver.

Aeva - Halo Dusk (Tone 1)

The hair in these pics is a new release from Truth called Mayim. I am totally in love with this one. It’s romantic, and with the slightly messy quality it can be casual or more formal. I went for casual elegance in this top from Kamouraska – coming soon to the new edition of The Outlet (opening October 15th), and a pair of coldLogic recent jean release. My adorable shoes are from Ingenue for the October edition of Collabor88. For just L$88 these are a must have in multiple colors! I have the lilac, shown here, as well as the black… and I might just go back for more before it ends next month! I shot this next pic in the Tuscan build from MultiScene.

Solitude

If you’re not familiar with MultiScene, check it out. It’s $L30/hr to rent and you get so many amazing options. It’s a great source for bloggers and photographers, or even store owners who want “scenes” for their vendor ads. But for my next look, I knew just what I wanted. I created this look using a summery dress from NiNight Creations, but I added a turtleneck from fri.day and lace stockings from G Field, and the oh-so-popular Stagioni boots from Maitreya (I finally bought a pair) to give it a fall, boho chic look. My friend Altair commented that I looked ready for a poetry reading, and that inspired this pic that I called Open Mic Night. I went to the very popular, and utterly adorable Pixel Bean Cafe to take these shots.

Open Mic Night

This hair is also a new release from Truth, called Havana. I’m wearing Blaze, which is one of the new shades from the Fades color pack. I really like these colors! They are fun and playful, and suited this look. The jewelry is Maxi Gossamer, and my eyes are from the new Kaleido series at IKON. This skin is a revamp of an old Heartsick skin called Chloe. Aeva is the name of all of Amesha’s new skins, and Heartsick is the older brand… but she revamped Chloe and I’m glad she did because it’s beautiful. I’m wearing the Asylum makeup in the Cream shade.

Heartsick - Chloe - Asylum - Cream

These were all a lot of fun to shoot! I am definitely in love with these skins.

Stay tuned because soon I will be blogging from Cinema. If you haven’t heard about this event, check out the details here. I’m so incredibly excited and honored to get to blog this one. I’ve been looking forward to it since I heard about it, which at this point feels like months ago.

Cinema Poster (Revised and better)

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Aeva – Halo – Tone 1 – Dusk
Brows: Cupcakes – Brows 5 – Red – Copper
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Barely Lavender
Hair: Truth – Mayim – Sangria w/roots
Top: Kamouraska – Alma Boyfriend shirt – Purple
Pants: coldLogic – jeans.calle 01
Shoes: Ingenue – Cindy – Lilac
Jewelry – Cae – Entangled – Silver
Pose: Embody – Elle 3 (pic 1), MultiScene furniture pose (Pic 2)

Look 2:
Skin: Heartsick – Chloe – Asylum – Cream
Eyes: IKON – Kaleido – Night
Hair: Truth – Havana – Blaze w/roots
Top: fri.day – Basic turtleneck – charcoal
Dress: NiNight Creations – Night Summer Dress 1
Tights: G Field – Rose Lace – Black
Boots: Maitreya – Stagioni – Coal
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Pearls – combo long – blue, combo short – black
Ring: Maxi Gossamer – Giselle Opal Set – Black
Poses: Built into stool @ The Pixel Bean (pic 1), Embody – Idol 5 (pic 2)

Blogger Challenges · Looks · Raid Your Closet

Raid Your Closet Week 1!

As you may have heard, I’ve brought back a challenge I began last October. The goal of this challenge is to get us to raid our inventories (aka closets) for items we already owned before the month began! The “official” posting day of this challenge is Monday. There are five Mondays in October, so that means a total of five posts for this Raid Your Closet Challenge. However, by all means, you are welcome to do more posts if you so choose! Last year, I wasn’t yet a blogger… in fact, it was the RYCC that turned me into one! It began as a Flickr/Plurk challenge, and I had so much fun I did it until the middle of December! After that, I was “microblogging” regularly. I never would’ve guessed I’d become a “formal” Second Life blogger. It just wasn’t something that I’d ever even considered. There are so many tremendously talented SL bloggers, after all… but I am glad I decided to take the chance. Which brings me to my first pic.

I loved this tattoo from NiNight Creations. “Believe in yourself” is such a positive message, and if I hadn’t believed in myself, I wouldn’t be posting this right now. I’ve already seen several of your posts, and I’m overwhelmed that people want to do my challenge! It’s fun, and exciting for me. The gorgeous skin in these pics is the new face from Aeva, Yves. This is the “bare” version in tone 1. I added an elymode tattoo layer, so I am wearing some frosty eyeshadow and light blush. I also snagged these eyelashes from Gaeline Creations after seeing them on Sileny’s first RYCC post. Thankfully, she published it yesterday, so I managed to buy them just in the nick of time for the RYCC cutoff! They are hud controlled which makes editing them so much easier. Plus, you can manually edit one eye and click a button on the hud to get the other eye to match exactly! Absolutely genius! These eyes are from IKON’s new Kaleido series. I was a little reserved about this series at first, as when you zoom way in they are really quirky and unusual. I thought they might be too over-the-top for me… but I decided to try a pair and fell in love!

Yves by Aeva

I haven’t been feeling great, and for some reason I struggled today to put together a look I liked. But when I finally figured it out, I was really happy with this fun, cropped top from Cracked Mirror and the tulip skirt from Sn@tch. I added my always trusty and oft worn Gos Pimp Your Pumps point platform shoes and my grey Frenched nails from RezIpsa Loc and was really pleased. The hair is Alice Project. If you are someone who loves to change hair colors often, you really just must check out Alice Project. Her Infinity hairstyles include this hud that is just loaded with colors. For me, it comes in really handy because although I am almost always a redhead, I do like to play sometimes… but more to the point, I can’t always be a redhead in our store ads! That would be really boring. This hair is called Marie, and I love how it’s long and sweeping, but stays so nicely out of the way of clothing! The greys of this look suited my mood… which oddly enough perked up considerably once I’d finalized my look.

RYCC Week 1

One of the goals of this challenge is to make each look as unique as possible. But you can also list exceptions. For example, my wedding band, which Rad made for me (based on the RL band he put on my RL finger in April 2004), is something I am rarely without. I also will repeat lashes and possibly my shape. I make shapes, and am almost always in my own unique shape, but sometimes I model ones we sell, too. You can create your own exceptions… just be sure to tell us what they are!

On a final note, I am going to try to push this challenge a little further. Like many SL bloggers, I am often given previews to blog. These things are, obviously, going to be new in many cases… and so they don’t qualify for the rules of this challenge. However, when I do post them, I plan to style these items with all things I owned before today! We’ll see how I do, and if I can resist the temptation to blog new things!

Please feel free to share the link to your posts in the comments of this one! ❤ You can also add your pics to the RYCC Flickr group.

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: Aeva – Yves – Tone 1 – Bare w/cleavage
Hair: Alice Project – Marie
Eyes: IKON – Kaleido – Dawn
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Nails: RezIpsa Loc – Frenched Pastels – Grey
Top: Cracked Mirror – Sequin Crop Top – Grey
Skirt: Sn@tch – Cricket – Tulip skirt – Grey
Shoes: Gos – PYP – Point Platform
Tattoo: NiNight Creations – Believe in yourself
Pose: Embody – Peekaboo 1

Events · Homestyle · Looks

The Arcade SL

You’d pretty much have to be living under a rock in SL to not have heard about The Arcade by now… this gacha festival has been one of the more popular SL events in recent memory. Even a full week after opening, I still had trouble tping in, as the region was full! I’ve shared a few pieces from this event in various recent posts, but this is my first dedicated to the event. There is really just so much awesomeness to be had at this event, so be sure to check it out. They’ve even created a handy shoppers guide, which you can check out here.

I must start off this post with the adorable Beetlebones hamster avatar that has been all over Flickr. I was lucky enough to get the fawn one from a friend. I decided to wear my Auxiliary ears, because, well… just so much cute! I curled up on my stuffed giraffe from NiNight Creations and we chatted about our day.

Tell me about your day

Because there’s just so much great stuff to be had, I decided to try my hand at a collage style pic. In this pic you can see my items from Floorplan… the cubby and the clock. On top of the cubby is my Survivor piggy bank from Sway’s. Some might find the white one boring, but I liked her! The adorable ironing board and the piles of clothing are from LISP. The clothes self rezz when you pic a pose. The basket of laundry is also one of the items from LISP, as is the cute rug you can just catch a glimpse of in the ironing shot. The two cameo style pieces on the cubby are the packaging from the Noodles fairytale necklaces. They are so cute, and you can mod them… and as adorable as the necklaces are, I think I’m a bit like a toddler on these. I like the packaging even better! You can use them to decorate, and how fun is that! My mesh robe is from Stickfigure Home… and it’s cozy and perfect for laundry day, don’t you think?

The Arcade

Glam Affair has some really fun skins at The Arcade, and I got 07… which is sort of vampire pale and very goth. And so very not my usual look, but it’s just stunning. I decided to depart from my usual red hair for a special occasion and paired the skin with the new Stevie hair from Truth in Raven. My eyes are from the new Kaleido series by IKON, and they’re really cool.

Roza 07 - The Arcade

I love this mesh tank from Mon Cheri’s gacha, and I paired it with a skirt I snagged during the recent sale at Evolve. I love my Gos Triumph boots, and I knew they’d compliment the look just perfectly.

Edgy Arcade

I will likely have another post of things from The Arcade. The event runs through October 15th, so there’s still time to check it out!

~Lucie

Credits
Pic 1:
Avatar: Beetlebones – Hamster – Fawn*
Giraffe: NiNight Creations – Giraffe w/animations
Decor: Post – Apple bucket w/old spiggot, What Next – Storybook Autumn Ground Cover
Ears: Auxiliary – Gacha Mouse Ears – White 2

Pic 2:
Skin: Al Vulo – Georgie Custard – Natural
Hair: Elikatira – Return – Red 09
Socks: Maitreya – Scrunch socks
Robe: Stickfigure Home – Pink
Bank: Sway’s – Survivor White*
Ironing Board: LISP – Dolly Days – Blue*
Basket: LISP – Dolly Days – Red Laundry Basket*
Cubby: Floorplan – chevron cubby – purple*
Clock: Floorplan – Driftwood clock – purple*
Rug: LISP – Dolly Days – Pink*
Cameos: Noodles – Dream Wish & Part of Your World (packaging)*

Pics 3 & 4
Skin: Glam Affair – Roza 07 for The Arcade*
Eyes: IKON – Kaleido – Oil
Hair: Truth – Stevie – Raven w/roots
Nails: Izzie’s – Gradient Metallic
Top: Mon Cheri – Dead Romance Tank*
Skirt: Evolve – Fade Skirt – Grey
Boots: Gos – Triumph – Worn (with Archie accents)
Pose: Embody – Lust 1

*Items available at The Arcade SL event