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Giving Thanks

I wanted to take a moment to write a Thanksgiving post. This one is going to be short, as our dinner’s nearly done… but I couldn’t let this day pass without acknowledging that I have many things to be thankful for as a blogger. First of all, I need to thank the beautiful, talented Rezipsa Luckstone, owner of RezIpsa Loc. I’m not sure if she has any idea how much she influenced me to start “formally” blogging when I did. See, Rezzie had added me to her blogger list. She told me it was because I was “awesome.” I was “microblogging” on Flickr, not even knowing “microblogging” was a thing. Rezzie’s faith in me really inspired me to branch out and begin this blog. So I have to be thankful for her, because without her, I’m not entirely sure I’d be here blogging today.

Next, I need to thank you. Yes, you right there reading this post. Blogs work because people read them. Honestly, I’d blog if I had no audience. I just love it. But I wouldn’t accomplish nearly as much without my readers’ support and encouragement. So thank you so much for taking the time to share in my shopping, writing and photography obsession. I appreciate it more than words could ever say.

There are people who think bloggers just want free stuff. I admit readily, the free stuff is nice. But trust me… most of my fellow bloggers, like myself, spend far more money in SL as bloggers than they did before they began blogging. That said, I am unbelievably grateful to every single designer who has ever given me something to blog. I can’t blog every thing I get. I just don’t have that kind of stamina, but I try to blog as much of it as possible. The confidence you show in my blogging when you share the creations you’ve put so much love, time and energy into making overwhelms and humbles me. I am honestly in awe of the talent that you all have, and I cannot express what it means to be entrusted with blogging your work.

I also have to thank all my fellow bloggers. The amount of talent in SL is mind boggling. So many of you are a daily inspiration to me.

Finally… I have to thank a few people. There are so many amazing people in my life, and I an thankful for each of you. That said, I wouldn’t be who I am today without the endless love and support of my husband Radagast Lexington. I would be a whole hell of a lot crazier without the encouragement and shoulder to cry on provided by my best friend – in either world – Rosalie Bouscario. And my Second Life would be so much emptier without the love, giggles and silliness of my SL sisters Isley Oodles and AliannaMarie GossipGirl.

So thank you all… whether or not today is a holiday where you live, I hope you are able to find love, support and encouragement like I have found in so many.

Without further ado… my pictures. Oh, and yes, I am aware it looks more like Christmas in my house than it does Thanksgiving. What can I say? I’m a sucker for Christmas decor!

In this first picture, to follow up with Pose Appreciation Week, I am holding this adorable turkey platter from Status Poses. This was part of November’s MySecond Box, and just way too cute to not use! My woodburning stove is festively green, and is a recent release from What Next. The kettle on it is from LISP.

Proud

The food you see on my table is the Thanksgiving Dinner from Rasassy Foods. It’s SO cute! My dining set is from What Next. It’s the Laurel Christmas set and it is (at least as of now) only on Marketplace. The cute sign in the background is from Art Dummy. The adorable turkey shirt I have layered over my fri.day turtleneck is, very appropriately, from RezIpsa Loc.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

~Lucie

PS. I might have a long definition of short. :p

Credits:
Skin: Belleza – Shyla 04 – Medium w/lip 01 (sold separately)
Hair: Truth – Cyanne – Blood w/roots
Eyes: IKON – Eternal – Tobacco
Apron: Apponos Apron – Figmint
Shirt: RezIpsa Loc – Brown Turkey Patch-Work T
Turtleneck: fri.day – basic turtleneck – chocolate
Pants: coldLogic – gassel brown
Shoes: Elikatira – Secret Boots – Molasses
Pose/Prop: Status Poses – Happy Thanksgiving (for MySecond Box)

Events · Looks

Vintage Bride & Retro Swimsuit Model!

One of the things I love about being a blogger and getting to preview events like Vintage Fair is that I am discovering items from stores I wouldn’t otherwise have been likely to check out. This gorgeous mesh gown – a 20s inspired wedding gown, to be exact – is one such creation. The poses are from MotionLess Poses, also part of Vintage Fair.

Vintage Bride

Burst of red

The bridal headband also includes an option without a veil. This is a gown that could definitely be worn for other formal events, and not just as a wedding dress. This absolutely stunning Jaci skin from Aeva//Heartsick was a perfect match for this gown, and it is also available at the Vintage Fair. I’ve always admired the work of Amesha Jewell, and I think she’s really outdone herself with her Vintage Fair skins!

Aeva (Heartsick)

Another incredibly gorgeous skin from Aeva//Heartsick is Phoebe. This makeup option – like all the Vintage Fair skins from Aeva//Heartsick – is exclusive to this event, so if you like any of these, be sure to grab them during the event. Once it’s over, the full lines of these new faces will be released, but not these makeups! I wore the version with freckles for this second look. I kept thinking this skin reminded me of someone famous, and eventually I figured out that the version with freckles made me think of a young Lara Flynn Boyle. I decided to use this skin for my retro swimsuit model look. The poses are from Status Poses and are also Vintage Fair items, as is the simply adorable swimsuit from Sleeping Koala.

Retro Swimsuit Model

The hair in this look is from Alice Project, and it’s actually the very first mesh hair I ever bought. It’s not a Vintage Fair item, but it fit the look so perfectly you’d think otherwise!

Pinup Girl

That’s all for now… more soon. My internet is being a brat (to say the least), so I’m cranking these out as fast as I can.

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Aeva//Heartsick – Jaci 1 – Belle Amie – Mid Cleavage*
Hair: Elikatira – Comfort – Brown 11 (VIP color)
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Deep Verdigris
Lashes: L.Fauna – Pretty (tattoo layer)
Gown & Veil: Starchild Designs – Eternity Wedding Dress (MESH)*
Earrings: Bliensen + MaiTai – Lilo – Pearl – Silver*
Poses: MotionLess – Vintage 006 (pic 1), Vintage 005 (pic 2) & my Oracul AO (pic 3)*

Look 2:
Skin: Aeva//Heartsick – Phoebe 3 – Lana – Cleavage*
Hair: Alice Project – Bonnie – Reds (MESH)
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Dark Green
Swimsuit: Sleeping Koala – My Bow – Purple*
Poses: Status Poses – Page 10 (pic 1), Page 7 (pic 2)*

*Denotes items available at the Vintage Fair.

For help navigating the fair, check out the Seraphim blog coverage or the Chic Management maps & slurls.