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Snapback

So this post is a very long time in the making. As soon as I heard Old Dominion’s song Snapback, I knew I wanted to do a blog post inspired by the look the singer describes. I knew Truth had just released a perfect hair for it. But life happened, and other things got in the way and I only finally, months later, decided it was time. I was gonna do it! Especially after I saw that they got the look SO wrong in the music video (linked at the end), I had to do it.

And I mean, these new(ish) shorts from Neve were perfect. They were inspired by Dirty Dancing, but the cutoff, wornout version just seemed made for this look. And frankly, just being inspired by a movie made them perfect for my new challenge itself (more about that in a moment)!

Snapback

In case you’re wondering, these were the lyrics that inspired this look.

Those stars need to be wished on
Your skin needs to be kissed on
My eyes baby, they’re fixed on you
In your snapback
T-shirt of your favourite rock band
Checking your makeup in my Ray Bans
Breaking hearts like only you can
In your snapback

This also felt like it required a romantic moment, so I grabbed my alt and voila!

Kissing you would hit the spot with me

I’ve got a LOT of these sorts of ideas… so I thought about it, and decided to create a very informal challenge for it, complete with a group called Inspired By Words: Second Life. If you have any pics inspired by words – whether from songs, books, poems, movies – feel free to add them to this group! Just be sure to let us know what inspired you. I am gonna aim to do one of these at least once a month because they’re fun!

Here’s the link to the video. It may not play if you’re outside the US, but you can read the lyrics here. Also, for those who haven’t heard it before, “snapback” is a nickname for that sort of baseball cap because they often involve plastic snaps.

~Lucie

Credits
Lucie:
SLink: Hourglass mesh body, casual hands, flat feet
Catwa: Candy head (fatpack w/expressions, which are used in 1st pic)
Glam Affair: Catwa applier – Alessa – Asia 3
Buzzeri: Zodiac eyes – Avada
Letis: Cetus V2 for SLink
Addams: Jennifer V-Neck – Heaven
Neve: Baby shorts – frayed
Schadenfreude: Waits rings – Uberpack Collabor88
Bella Elephante: Unicorn nails applier
ReignXFlite: Taylers – Grey/Sea
Repose: Country Girl 4 pose & prop (pic 1)

Sephie:
Clef de Peau: Lucas skin T4 w/freckles
Exile: Better Days – Naturals
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – Hazel
SLink: Relaxed mesh hands
FATEwear: Phillips shirt, Carter shorts
FATEstep: Ziggy Chucks

Decor:
Consignment: Stepside Bed – Mint (couple pose is in this)
[we’re CLOSED] grass field green 01 – random
Little Branch: Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field}
JIAN :: Koi Pond We ❤ Role-Play
Cheeky Pea: Boho Glamping Cabin, Boho Glamping Bed
{what next} Guitar Case Sign Collabor88
[ Organica ] Ridley Bird Bath (Mossy Rock)
+Half-Deer+ Candy Chickadee Bird
Studio Skye: Skye Cliff 4, Skye Cliff 3, Skye Cliff 2 light rock, spring ground textures

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Coming soon to a Fair(e) near you!

There are two events opening this weekend. One is Hair Fair, which celebrates it’s 10th AMAZING year of raising money for Wigs For Kids, with every transaction donating all or part of the proceeds (signs will tell you how much) to this fabulous charity. Ten years, guys. How incredibly awesome is that ? Hair Fair opens July 11th at 12 am SLT (give or take a few minutes). If you are anxious to demo without lag, or just get a head start on making your wish list, you can join the demo group to save all the demo goodness! I highly recommend that, as it helps speed things along and it’s just fun! It’s a great way to discover new stores, too.

Copy and paste the following into local chat and click the link to join the demo group: secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about

You can find out more about Hair Fair, and get maps and slurls (once open) on the Hair Fair blog.

To learn more about Wigs For Kids, visit their website. Also, while at Hair Fair 2015, be sure to grab one of the amazing bandanas created for Bandana Day. Bandana Day is July 26th (also the final day of Hair Fair 2015), and for this day we honor the courage and strength of kids (and adults) fighting conditions that result in hair loss by donning a bandana. Bandana Day bandanas are created by SL residents and 100% of the proceeds go to Wigs For Kids. There are a lot of amazing, creative options (I can’t wait to show you the one I picked!), and they’re only L$50 a piece and for a great cause.

I am wearing one of Exile’s Hair Fair releases and my fellow blogger is wearing one of Elikatira’s. We’re also both wearing necklaces by Cae that will be available starting July 12th at this year’s Wizarding Faire. This event was one of my favorites ever when it debuted in 2013, so I’m truly thrilled it’s coming back. In fact, it inspired me to start reading the books again! And we’re both wearing outfits you can find at the current Rustic themed edition of Uber.

Summer Friends

It’s going to be a jam-packed weekend of awesome with both of these amazing events opening, so be sure you don’t miss out!

~Lucie

Fashion Credits
On the right:

Glam Affair: Katra skin – Jamaica 02
Maitreya: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara
Buzzeri: Lillian Eyes – Midnight
Elikatira: Brooklyn – Browns Hair Fair 2015
Cae: Reverse Necklace Wizarding Faire 2015
Junbug: Sweety Slip – Summer Uber

On Me, to the left:

Skin: Glam Affair: Yolandi skin – America 03 Uber
Maitreya: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara
Buzzeri: Moka Eyes – Hazel
Exile: In The Shade – reds Hair Fair 2015
Cae: Always Necklace Wizarding Faire 2015
Blueberry: Knotted Tops w/Bra – Purple Uber
Bueno: Summer Skirt – Floral Rose Uber

Rack Poses: Sugar & Spice slightly modified using Animare

Decor Credits

Barnesworth Anubis: Hamptons Cottage
Pixel Mode: The Backyard Garden Pool
Happy Mood: Sweet Garden Grass06 – mix(warm colors), Sweet Garden Grass02 – gold, Colored Bush – green
Botanical: Mesh Fir Trees
Organica: Mesh Tulips – greenland, fidelio, Princess Irene
Studio Skye: Land Forms Building Kit, Lush & Grassy Textures, Sand Dunes Building Kit

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Backyard Paradise

I have wanted a pool that would work on my sky platform for a long time now, and with Pixel Mode’s newest release I finally have had that dream fulfilled! This isn’t just a pool. This is a lifestyle. With the gorgeous deck space, built in garden areas, a land form you can retexture to match your own land, plenty of sitting animations and a float, this is a pool for the ages.

I figured, if I am going to have this gorgeous pool in my yard, why not create an outright paradise? Why stop at a pool? So I added the new Moose Lodge Sauna Cheeky Pea released for FaMESHed earlier this month. I mean, who doesn’t want to have a good steam and then go cool off with a dip in the pool? Then I thought of my little sister, Isley… and so I had to add playground equipment from What Next, but really who am I kidding? I’m just as likely to use the swing set as she is! Throw in some beautiful deck furniture from Trompe Loeil, a BBQ set from Cheeky Pea and round it off with gorgeous trees, flowers and shrubs and this is definitely a backyard we’ll enjoy all summer long!

Backyard Paradise

You can catch me just sitting, soaking up the sun and sipping sangria – courtesy of Jian’s Mediterranean feast. I’m wearing one of the newest releases from coldLogic. I’ll be blogging that look in closeup sometime in the next few days, but for those who can’t wait, I’m wearing the Haver two piece dress set in Minty and I’m wearing FATEstep’s Jessica wedges.

You’ll find Pixel Mode’s pool at the new Love To Decorate event, which runs through June 24th.

~Lucie

Credits
Pixel Mode: The Backyard Garden Pool Love To Decorate
Cheeky Pea: Moose Lodge Sauna, Cassie Picnic set
Happy Mood: Sweet Garden Grass06 – mix(warm colors), Sweet Garden Grass02 – gold, Colored Bush – green
Botanical: Mesh Fir Trees
Organica: Mesh Tulips – greenland, fidelio, Princess Irene
3D Trees: Pine Tree
Studio Skye: Land Forms Building Kit, Lush & Grassy Textures
Trompe Loeil: Valiano Bistro Table Copper Top A, Valiano Bistro Chairs, Valiano loungers, Valiano Firebox (copper – ornate)
Jian: Ash Tree (Large), Mediterranean Feast (Croquettes), Mediterranean Feast (Sangria)
What Next: Adventure Playground seesaw, swingset and roundabout
Roost: Sunnydale trellis fence

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Candy for sale…

It’s the final day for Candy Fair and I have some delicious goodies to share. This is a graphics/credits intensive post, so I’m just gonna shut up and share.

So many choices

Baked Goods

Nom

Sweet Shoppe

Cake Dreams

Here are the slurls to the Candy Fair booths for stores featured in this post.

tarte
Paper Flowers
A.D.D. Andel!
Pixel Mode
SySy’s
Organica
Fetch
Myrrine

~Lucie

Credits:
tarte. sweet shoppe
Organica: Cotton Candy Machine, Glass Front Fridge – pink Candy Fair 2014
Myrrine: Cafe table & tea set – pink Candy Fair 2014
Paper Flowers: Celebration Cakes (gacha) Book Worm Cake (in fridge), Tweet Tweet RARE, Elephant, Fleur Wedding Cake Candy Fair 2014
Paper Flowers: Bake Sale Stall Mahogany – full set (includes all treats on it) Candy Fair 2014
Pixel Mode: Lorraine Tea Cart – Old Blue, Lorraine Dessert Tray – Chocholate & Cupcakes Candy Fair 2014
A.D.D.Andel! Candy Apple-Tray-Red, Cotton Candy Tray-Purple/Green Candy Fair 2014
Fetch: Sweet Marquee Sign, Ice Cream Sign Candy Fair 2014
SySy’s: Candy Heart – BLUE love Candy Fair 2014
Lark: Dessert Table
Botanical: Aspen trees
Turnip’s: Skydome w/autumn expansion pack

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Collabor88 Last Call!

I wanted to share a few more goodies from the current (but nearly over) round of Collabor88. Remember, this is the birthday round, which is even bigger and better than usual rounds, with lots of guest stores. It’s not one you want to miss!

I rarely ever wear (yellow) gold. I’m just not a fan. But I loved the muted gold of this sexy ISON dress, and of all the jewelry creators I know in SL, none do gold better than Caelan Hancroft of Cae. Her gold is soft and pretty, not brassy or too yellow. So I was perfectly happy to don the Odyssey headband from her Collab set with my dress. Between these pretty golds and my platform decorated for fall, I had Fields Of Gold (this version) in my head as I worked, and that inspired this shot.

Fields of gold

Here is a better look at the headband, and also a close up of Artemis, Glam Affair’s skin for Collab’s birthday! My hair is from Magika, who is one of the birthday guests.

Contemplation

This next look features a gorgeous dress from SySy’s which is available at Collabor88, along with this beautiful long hair from Exile. My sexy, strappy heels are from Glamistry for the SLink high feet.

Afternoon date

In this close up you can see my Bolt necklace, which is Cae’s other offering at Collabor88. Also, check out my gorgeous skin! This is Emily, by Belleza, for The Arcade. Yes, The Arcade is again upon us, and I have plenty to share from it in future posts, so stay tuned. This is the rare in Medium… there are three rares, all very similar, with this minimalistic makeup style & freckles, but in different skintones. In all there are 15 gorgeous versions of Emily to be collected. Each one includes three brow color options and a no brow option you can use your own tattoo brows with instead. Also included is a glossy version of the lipstick and moles! All for L$100 per play.

Emily by Belleza

For all the info on The Arcade (including its brand new location), visit the official website.

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Glam Affair: Artemis – Jamaica 3 Collabor88
Magika: Harmony Collabor88
IKON: Promise eyes – Parchment
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Cae: Odyssey headband Collabor88
ISON: Divine dress – gold Collabor88
SLink: Mesh hands – casual, mesh feet – high
L.Warwick: Cordelia – heels v1 – tan
Studio Skye: Enchanted Woods trees
Organica: Dried wheat
Pose: Okay, so I goofed. The prop is #1 from Kirin’s Autumn Leaves set. But… I was apparently in a different pose when I wore it and it never changed, and so I apologize but I don’t know what or who’s pose I am in! *hangs her head in shame*

Look 2:
Belleza: Emily skin – makeup 2 The Arcade
Hair: Exile – Letters & Lipstic Collabor88
IKON: Promise eyes – Evening
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Cae: Bolt necklace Collabor88
SySy’s: Odessa dress – blue Collabor88
SLink: Mesh hands – casual, mesh feet – high
Glamistry: ANEMUNA Heels
Location: Izzie’s sim

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The Arcade’s final hours…

The end of another round of the wonderfully addictive Arcade is upon us! Be sure to stop over and play the machines because sometimes these items are never sold again, and other times it can be a while before they are added to mainstore gacha collections! You’ll find a handy shopping guide here, if you need it!

I am featuring items from Pixel Mode and Theosophy’s Arcade offerings. Both have cute food related sets. Theosophy’s Whoa, Sweet Food Truck, Dude set is full of goodies, and Pixel Mode’s Le Petit Chef is perfect for all your summer BBQ needs. First up, Pixel Mode! All items in the below pic, except for the napkin dispenser and the utensil holder, are from Pixel Mode. The napkin dispenser and utensils are from Theosophy’s set.

Cookout

I set up the Theosophy food truck and got to work behind the counter. Hey, an av needs a summer job to pay for shopping, right? My cute top is from Maitreya for Collabor88, and my skin is another item from The Arcade. This is Glam Affair’s Livy.

Summer Job

~Lucie

Credits
Glam Affair: Livy skin – India 03 The Arcade
Wasabi Pills: Akiko hair – Rouge
IKON: Promise eyes – Quicksilver
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Maitreya: Ana top – tie dye love, BF jeans – dirty Collabor88
Cae: Shoreline necklace
SLink: mesh hands – casual

Decor
Theosophy: Whoa, Sweet Food Truck items The Arcade
Pixel Mode: Le Petit Chef items The Arcade
Turnip’s skydome w/spring textures add on
Organica: cosmos – yellow
[DDD]: Mesh tree w/rock

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Sweet Tart

It’s been a hectic, crazy few weeks in my RL, which is why I have been quiet. We’re getting ready to travel to visit family later this week. I’m really excited to see my four year-old nephew. He’s literally counting down the days til our visit. I’m riding that excitement to get through this visit because, if I’m honest, the traveling will be physically brutal (air travel and my body aren’t friends), and the rest of the family stuff is just stressing me out!

But I can put all that aside for now to show you some sweet treats! The Theme Park’s Sweet Tart Edition is under way, and Embody has this cute, flirty couple prop pose for women. I am wearing a dress from u.f.o for Collabor88, along with the gorgeous new Coral skin from Glam Affair that debuted at Collab. My cute shoes are also at Collab, from fri.day. My partner in crime (aka my alt) is wearing new items from coldLogic and the recent Gos Boutique group gift heels.

Sugar Rush

Be sure to stop by The Theme Park and Collabor88 to check out all of the goodies. There’s a lot of cute to be had at both events!

~Lucie

Fashion Credits
Lucie:
Glam Affair: Coral skin – America 05 (no brow version, using Romy brow add-ons sold separately) Collabor88
Magika: Shimmer hair – pack 01
IKON: Promise eyes – Maldives
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
u.f.o: ooh la la dress – lemon squeeze Collabor88
SLink: Mesh hands – Casual, Mesh feet – High
fri.day: Moxie heels – Mint Collabor88

My Alter Ego:
Essences: Siggy skin – TDRF03 – Light Rose (previous round TDR Fusion, may not be available)
Exile: Take It Easy hair – naturals
IKON: Promise eyes – Mahogany
Maitreya: VIP gift eyelashes
coldLogic: howell skirt – buff, dell top – cantaloupe
Gos Boutique: Charlotte pumps – tangerine (group gift, may not be available)

Embody: Sugar Rush prop pose The Theme Park

Decor Credits
Second Spaces: Faux Baroque bookshelf – wood w/blue, Marie Refurb Kitchen Island – white
Alouette: Candy jars
Collage: Sweet Art
Kuro: Candy scale – pink
Marmelade: Lollipop Swirl
PILOT: Candy Bar 7 Lollypop [A]
Organica: Pastry Display – White, pie – blueberry
8f8: Lazy cake slice, Strawberry cake, Marshmallows (gacha from The Seasons Story, may not be available)
MishMish: Patisserie w/o door

Taken at The Theme Park.