Events · iheartslFeed

Events, events, events!

So many events, so little time! This post is a hodgepodge of events, featuring the Under The Sea Expo, http://seraphimsl.com/2013/06/08/collabor88-june-edition/, The Garden, My Attic and The Outlet! *wipes brow* That’s a lot of eventage! Yeah, I know that’s not a word.

First up, I love this gown from The Muses, available at Under The Sea Expo. It’s such a unique style. It’s a mesh/system hybrid (the bikini top is system), and it’s great for RP or just for dramatic fun. I’m kind of obsessed with purple lately, so I had to wear the purple one.

The Siren's Walk

I paired the dress with some gorgeous jewels from Ellabella, and this stunning Glam Affair skin for this month’s Collabor88. My eyes are from IKON (big surprise, I’m sure). Both of these pics were taken in the A.D.D Andel! Beach Nights Skysphere.

In the fog

I fell in love with this dress from Evie’s Closet, also from the Under The Sea Expo. It’s another mesh hybrid, with system layer seashells and a flexi skirt. Honestly, it’s been so long since I’ve worn anything flexi, I’d forgotten how fun it can be to photograph when you’re using AO poses (as I did here). Mesh is awesome, but it doesn’t move the way flexi does, obviously, and sometimes I miss that sense of movement in photos! This adorable ice cream cart gives wearable ice cream props, and it’s from What Next for The Garden. The floating lounger in the background is also from What Next, for Summerfest (more on that coming to a blog near you soon!).

Land Legs

My hair is from Ploom, and it’s at My Attic. I loved the starfish add on so much. I decided it would be perfect for this dress. All I could think when I saw this dress was of when Ariel gets legs in The Little Mermaid. Obviously, her clothes were uhm, different from this… but still. I imagined Daryl Hannah in Splash, too (totally dating myself here). And I thought… mermaids must like ice cream, too! My hands are SLink and the nails are from A:S:S Unicorn applier pack. The skin is Aeva for The Outlet. I loved the colors of the eyeshadow, and thought they worked nicely with my starfish hair adornment! Both of these pics were taken in the A.D.D Andel! Beach Days Skysphere.

Mermaids like ice cream too

More from me soon! There are more events to cover, after all!

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Glam Affair – Margot – Petal 03 (Collabor88)
Eyes: IKON – Ascension – Pewter
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Mysteria
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Erika – Rouge (tinted)
Jewelry: Ellabella – Phaedre – Joy
Dress: The Muses – Siren – Purple (Under The Sea Expo)
Feet: Gos Boutique – Flat Feet
Poses: Oracul – Bionic Girl AO

Look 2:
Skin: Aeva – Amelia – Summer Days – Tone 2 (The Outlet)
Eyes: IKON – Ascension – Dusk
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Hair: Ploom – Kat – Indecisive Pack (tinted) (My Attic)
Dress: Evie’s Closet – Elodie – Shell (Under The Sea Expo)
Hands/Feet: SLink – Feet Flat, Hands – Flat (R) & Gesture (L)
Nails: A:S:S – Unicorn Nails for SLink hands/feet
Poses: Oracul – Bionic Girl AO (pic 1), Embody – I Scream 05 (pic 2)

Events · iheartslFeed · Looks · SL Places

Mercury In Aquarius

My aunt is an astrologer. She has gotten paid for doing charts in the past, but for the most part she does it because she enjoys it. I personally don’t “believe” in astrology anymore, but I grew up with her teaching me things about it, so I know very well my sun sign (Pisces), my moon (Sagittarius) and my rising sign (Capricorn). I also happen to know that I have both Mercury and Venus in Aquarius. While I may no longer believe it, I am amused by the description for Mercury in Aquarius because it does sound a lot like me:

“You tend to be very opinionated — you have strongly felt notions about things and are quite vocal about expressing and defending them. Yet you are also an original thinker — you enjoy shocking others with your offbeat, original thoughts. You appreciate and need mental and intellectual stimulation. Your judgment is usually fair and impartial — you can be a good critic because you can remain objective and unemotional about most things.”

At any rate, you can get a free chart here if you so desire.

At the Zodiac event in SL, they are currently set up for Aquarius through February 13th. Aquarius is the “water bearer,” and this Valentina E. Couture dress reminded me of flowing water, so I decided I wanted a waterfall in the background. I visited the lovely Chakryn Forest for just such a spot. Since Aquarius is an air sign, I decided to just hover near the water. The gorgeous hair is Alice Project, also for Zodiac (it even has a barrette option in the symbol for Aquarius).

I am Air

Then I got artistic. I wasn’t going to blog this pic, but I’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response and kind comments this pic has received. I don’t tend to do anything to “artsy” because I’m trying to strike a balance as a (primarily) fashion blogger. I like interesting pictures, but I still want the clothing and other items to be fairly easily visible. Anyway, this pic is the result of my playing around with Wind Lighting. I just loved how dramatic it was. I did do some post-processing, but very little. Mainly just some softening and cropping.

Dream Flight

I wanted to also take a more simple photo to show off my skin from Essences.This is also from Zodiac, and I will be honest… I like freckles on other people, but usually don’t like them on me. This skin, however, was just SO damn cute. I had to have it! My eyes are another new pair from the Eternal series at IKON. I’ve been doing a lot of brown shades lately. I’ve decided I really like brown eyes with my red hair. This shade – Mahogany – is so rich and has so much depth. I loved them right away.

Essences Zodiac

I’m really excited for the next round of Zodiac. I can’t wait to see what “my” sign has to offer! But be sure to check out this round, because as you can see there’s plenty of gorgeous to be had right now!

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: Essences – Wednesday – Agua – Burning Sky
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Mahogany
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia (w/eyeliner tattoo)
Hair: Alice Project – Zephyra
Dress: Valentina E. Couture – Immersion Dress – Deep
Poses: Oracul AO – Pure (Pics 1 & 2)

iheartslFeed · Looks · SL Places

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)

Blogger Challenges · iheartslFeed · Raid Your Closet

Better late than never!

So my final installment of the Raid Your Closet Challenge is nearly a week late. Uhm. Oops. I have some sort of self-imposed hatred of deadlines or something, I think. Even when they are my own damn deadlines.

For this final post, I remembered to take out a pair of shoes I utterly love but for some reason, never seem to wear! The Moxie shoes from Maitreya, which break the “no sandals and socks” rule in the best (and really only acceptable) way possible! I decided to relax by the fire in my autumn porch set from What Next.

Halloween Idyll

I wore my Elena skin by Izzie’s that I love so much, but I paired it with one of the matte Dailyn lips because they are so bold. This hair from Shag is an old favorite that I’ve had over a year.

Moody Purple

These cute shorts are from G Field. I bought them months ago and this is literally the first time I’ve worn ’em. *facepalms* The top is from Cracked Mirror, and it’s cleverly named “Poe.” The future English teacher in me really loved that!

Poe

This challenge was so much fun to do again (even if I’m a week late on my final look). I might have to dust this one off again sometime down the road. Thank you to all who participated. I hope you had as much fun with it as I did!

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: Izzie's – Elena – Sunkissed w/purple eyeshadow, eyeliner and blush layers
Lips: Izzie's – Dailyn mattes – Dark Red
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Deep Sepia
Hair: Shag – Falling Softly – Scarlet
Nails: Izzie's – Metallic Gradient
Top: Cracked Mirror – Poe Tee
Shorts: G Field – Frill Shorts – Black
Shoes: Maitreya – Moxie – Coal
Poses: From my Oracul AO & What Next Autumn Porch Chair 01

Events · Looks

Exile for Hair Fair

I actually “discovered” Exile hair at last year’s Hair Fair. I’d heard of the store, but never been there. I liked their reds (I’m fussy about my shade, and spoiled by Truth’s Sangria shade) a lot. So naturally, I was very eager to see what Exile would have out this year!

I instantly, and appropriately, fell in love with Crush. The headband is so cute and I love that it’s optional! The red in these pics is not my usual shade, but rather one of the less red reds in Exile’s Dark Reds pack, Tango. I thought it nicely matched up with the medium brows on the adorable Emma skin from Cupcakes.

Emma Skin from Cupcakes

I love the vintage feel of this hair… and the name just suits it so well because it’s cute and romantic, so I tried to capitalize on that with some (hopefully) dreamy feeling images.

Exile for Hair Fair

The other hair from Exile that I snagged was Sea of Love. I had to debate this one at first. I liked it a lot, but I wasn’t sure if it was very “me.” However, then I got this dress from Aura for MySecondBox and realized I needed this hair to go with it!

Sea Shells

The dress, particularly in this color, felt so beachy and I just wanted to play that up with the adorable seashell headband that comes with Sea of Love. Like the headband in Crush, this is a separate attachment. It was the perfect hair for a stroll at the water’s edge.

Sea Dreams

You still have time to go grab these styles – and so many others – at Hair Fair 2012. It runs through this weekend. You will find Exile on the Sand Sim.

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Cupcakes – Emma – Copper – Pure
Shape: Embody – Jennie for mesh Standard Sizing Medium (not yet released)
Hair: Exile – Crush – Tango (MESH)*
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Deep Cerulean
Lipstick: Cupcakes – Emma – Beauty Lips – Mauve
Blush: Cupcakes – Emma Blush
Lashes: Beetlebones – Dainty (MESH)
Dress: Evolve – Clementine Dress – Heart on a Wire (MESH)
Pose: Embody – Celebrity 5

Look 2:
Skin: Izzie’s – Estella – Sunkissed
Hair: Exile – Sea of Love – Rouge (MESH)*
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Deep Glass
Eyeshadow: Izzie’s – Estella – Rose
Lipstick: Izzie’s – Estella – Nude
Lashes: Beetlebones – Dainty (MESH)
Dress: Aura – Summer Fun (short) Pink – MySecondBox (MESH)
Flip Flops: Maitreya – Lucid
Taken at Fire Beach
Poses: From my Oracul Pure Lady AO