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The Sewing Loft

A couple of months back I bought this gorgeous converted barn from Barnesworth Anubis. I am in so love with this house (which is insanely huge, btw) that I may keep it through the holidays. For a compulsive home changer like me, that’s quite a statement. One of my favorite features of this home is the giant loft. I decided I wanted to make it half a library (and when that part’s done, there will be pics) and half a craft sort of area. This meant that Pixel Mode’s beautiful Arcade set, The Sewing Corner, was perfect for up there!

Lair of the Seamstress

I also wanted some seating, so I threw in a couple of pieces from Scarlet Creative’s Meribel set, also from The Arcade, which you can see in this wider shot of the room.

The Sewing Loft

There are still five full days left at The Arcade, so be sure to stop by before it’s over!

~Lucie

Credits
Barnesworth Anubis: Mansfield Converted Barn – {Noble} TM edition
Pixel Mode: The Sewing Corner set The Arcade
Scarlet Creative: Meribel Day Sofa, Meribel Stool The Arcade

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Venus by Belleza

You may have heard that Belleza is releasing a mesh body soon. I have a couple of teaser pics to share with you. They are working on a few more tweaks, but it should be out very, very soon! In the meantime, these are completely raw images. All I did was crop them. She’s named for a goddess, and I’m not gonna lie… I feel like one wearing this body!

Venus

Venus comes with two versions. One version comes complete with hands and feet (all one piece, attached to the body itself), which are controlled by the hud. There are three versions of the feet (flat, medium and high), and 16 different hand positions, all controlled by the hud as well. The hud, btw, is wonderfully easy to use. It’s very clearly labeled, and everything you need is in one hud. The other version of the body is compatible with the SLink hands and feet. In the pic below I am featuring L.Warwick shoes that will be available at the Le Ponpon Sweet 60s event in October.

Shy Goddess

Stay tuned for more info on Venus soon…

~Lucie

Credits
Belleza: Emily skin – Makeup 4 The Arcade
Belleza: Venus body (lingerie is included)
Truth: Posy hair – reds
IKON: Hope eyes – Utopia
Mon Cheri: Falsies
L.Warwick: Aurora – Oxford heels – White (coming October 15th to Le Ponpon)
Repose: Luscious – pose 4 (pic 1), Shy – pose 5 (pic 2)

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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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Spring at The Arcade

It seems that spring has arrived, at least if The Arcade designers have their say in it! You’ll find lots of things “spring” if you stop by, assuming you haven’t already.

One of my favorites is the Happy Gardener set from Pixel Mode. I love the details on this set, right down to the garden hose!

Garden Happiness

I wanted to show some of the details, particularly on two of the three rares in this set. The toolbox and the seed box are both rares. The birdhouse I just love so much (shocker, I’m sure, given my name and blog title!). The potting table is the third rare.

The Gardener's Treasures

Sway’s released this adorable little summer house, the fence set and the cute little garden gnomes as part of The Challenge recently. I thought they’d make a perfect little scene for a couple of other Arcade items. First, the gorgeous rare bicycle from Lark’s Farmer’s Market set, and also the clothesline from Tres Blah’s Spring Living set.

You can see full details on all the Arcade items using the shopping guide located here.

More Arcade from me soon! I’m still sorting through all my winnings!

~Lucie

Credits
Rustica: SkyMoon Environment
Pixel Mode: The Happy Gardener Set The Arcade
Lark: The Farmer’s Market bike (f) – Rare The Arcade
Tres Blah: Spring Living clothesline The Arcade
Sway’s: Andersen Fence, Andersen Half Timbered Summerhouse, Zwerg Garden Gnome (M), Zwergin Garden Gnome (M)
Alouette: Garden Party set
Organica: Cosmos flowers – pink
[DDD]: Frilly pines, Garden bed flowers – square end
Post: Old Garden spigot
Pilot: Garden tools
What Next: Garden Cafe
Alchemy: Little log pathway
Botanical: Aspen trees

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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