Pack ALL the things!

We’re getting ready to leave on a pretty major road trip. We’re driving from Colorado to NJ & NY to visit family… and we’re taking our dog, too! This is not a vacation, but it will be an adventure. If nothing else, packing for two people and a dog for a 12 day trip and fitting it all into our Jeep should be an adventure.

Which is what inspired this post. And this new jacket combo and new pants from coldLogic’s new release (available in the Mainstore) seemed like perfect traveling clothing. But first, I have to figure out how to pack ALL OF THE THINGS! Including my owl, of course. I mean, I am, after all, a witch. At least in SL.

I'll never finish in time!

I’ve been having a lot of SL issues lately. Anyone else? I keep having things rezz in and out and that has made blogging tough. Hopefully when I get back whatever is causing that will have magically been fixed. Hey, I can dream, right?

See ya in a couple of weeks!

~Lucie

Credits:
Fashion
Glam Affair: Alice Skin – Jamaica 04
Truth: Mireya hair – Reds
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – Honey
coldLogic: becker jacket combo – ash w/pink top, 151 becker – ash
FATEstep: Carter Ballet Flats
SLink: mesh feet – flat, mesh hands – gesture & casual
Exposeur: Ramblin’ On – Set 1 – Pose 5

Decor
ROOST – Sunny Dale house
-tre blah- Bon Voyage – Suitcase Clutter RARE (past Arcade)
-tb- Bon Voyage – Stacked Suitcases (past Arcade)
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Tossed Clothes (past Arcade)
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – What’s in My Bag RARE (past Arcade)
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Agenda RARE (past Arcade)
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – OOTD (past Arcade)
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Tossed Clothes (past Arcade)
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – What’s in My Bag RARE (past Arcade)
junk. suitcase shelves. (past Arcade)
[Con.] Travellers Desk – Peg Board (past Arcade)
[Con.] Travellers Desk – Travelled Suitcase (past Arcade)
[Con.] Travellers Desk – Jubilees Travels (past Arcade)
{vespertine -used suitcase books} (past Arcade)
[Fetch] Lazy Rug – Square
+Half-Deer+ Great Horned Owl – Brown (Look Up)
8f8 – unexpected journey – All My Stuff Luggage TROLLEY – Hers
8f8 – unexpected Journey – Bon Voyage CAGE – Hers
{what next} Vintage Suitcases Stack
{what next} My Camera
{what next} Vintage Suitcases Stack
{what next} ‘Wanderlust’ Daybed
{what next} Pile of Photos Decor
{what next} Wanderlust Map Decor
[ht:home] bon voyage – travelling books
tarte. suitcase stack (spring)

A place for romance

I needed to create a scene for shooting an ad recently, and I liked it so much I decided to expand on it and blog it! It seemed perfect for the Valentine’s Day season, such as it is. It’s just so sumptuous and feels like a room ready for romance!

A place for romance

~Lucie

Credits
Trompe Loeil: Attic Skybox + Surround
Trompe Loeil: Snow Day Bed White + Drape
Trompe Loeil: Ines Floor Lamp Red Tiles
Sway’s: Love sign – small with nail
Alouette: Happily Ever After Frame Set
Pixel Mode: Sable Vanity
O.M.E.N: #9 Parfum – Black
tres blah: Vanity – Brushes, Platter of Treasures (past Arcade items)
keke: champagne bubblissimo bucket – silver, champagne glass – coupe (past Arcade items)
Atelier Visconti: Brise’ Red Roses Bucket
Atelier Visconti: Vanite’ Armchairs
DIGS: Etienne Side Table
ISPACHI: The Odyssey – Vineyard Platter
Apple Fall: Open book
Kuro & [Con.] – [Just decor] Her slippers (tinted red)
tarte: snow white rug
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Wrapped Roses
Chocolates are from a retired prop pose and are not available

Hello 2015!

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m having a hard time with the whole “wow, it’s another new year already feeling!” But ready or not, 2015 is here! So I threw myself a party for the new year, complete with a buffet and a sparkly dress and some fabulous shoes and jewels and a gorgeous new skin from Glam Affair available at the new round of Uber. My 2015 sign is from Sway’s. It includes built in poses that are a lot of fun, but not very dress friendly, so I’m using a Ploom pose instead. Whether used as decor or to pose on, though, this is seriously cute. There is also an elegant silver and gold version available.

Hello 2015

My jewels are from Cae, and the pearl ring on my right hand is new for Fit For A Princess. It’s so delicate and pretty.

January Jewels

When the party was over, the poor puppy was utterly exhausted, and curled up in his bed by the fireplace… the mantle was still decorated for the season and I couldn’t resist snapping a pic.

Not a creature was stirring

Wishing you all a wonderful 2015!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Glam Affair: December II – Asia 01 Uber
Argrace: Yuzu hair – Auburn
Buzzeri: Lillian eyes – Winter Kustom 9
Foxes: City Lights dress – Navy
Cae: Frostine necklace & earrings, Eternity ring (left hand), Anna ring (right hand) Fit For A Princess (Anna only)
SLink: Mesh hands – casual, Mesh feet – High
fri.day: Opal shoes – navy
Ploom: Winter Is Here – pose 01

Decor:
Dysfunctional Designs: Mountain Lodge Retreat, fireplace tools, Bauble candle tray
Artisan Fantasy: Poinsettia crate – red
Scarlet Creative: Rustic lace table
Lost Junction: Holiday Party food December 2014 Arcade
tres blah: Soiree food December 2014 Arcade
Sway’s: 2015 prop – colorful
ISPACHI: Florian – Puppy Rare October 2014 Arcade
tarte: Snow White rug
Alouette: Paper village gacha
Pixel Mode: Sled with logs

Avatar In A Box Challenge

So, I read Berry’s blog post where she participated in a challenge presented by Vanessa Blaylock called Avatar In A Box. It’s inspired by a cool, real life art installation, and as soon as I saw it, I knew what I had to do.

I just had to be me.

You see, I regularly wear boxes in SL. I also frequently wear houses, or entire folders, or attach things instead of deleting them and go flying across my parcel to the object. Yes, even in SL, I am a world class klutz. It’s okay. It’s part of my charm. 😀 In fact, this morning I was gifted a Trompe Loeil giftcard. And I was wearing the box within seconds of it landing in my inventory, and I can’t even tell you HOW it happened. I’d have taken a pic of that for this, but it was on my head and I didn’t want to hide my pretty skin from Glam Affair for Collabor88 or the adorable hair by Tableau Vivant.

So, without further ado… my challenge pic. This is totally raw, as I uploaded it straight from SL to Flickr.

Avatar In A Box Challenge

This is a fun challenge, that will undoubtedly result in lots of creative, intriguing entries. Definitely one to follow, even if you don’t participate yourself!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Glam Affair: Sia II Ice – Asia Tone Collabor88
Buzzeri: Lillian eyes – Avada Kustom 9
Tableau Vivant: Neve hair – reds
SLink: Mesh hands – casual, Mesh feet – Natural
Ingenue: Chloe flats – Buffalo Plaid Red
Tee*fy: Noel Sweater Dress – Grey, Soft Wool Jersey Leggings – Plaid Inspiration Point Hunt Gifts

Decor:
Dysfunctional Designs: Mountain Lodge Retreat, Holiday Giftbox – Rectangle Flat, Fireplace Tools, Lil’ Holiday Picture Tree
Scarlet Creative: Rustic Lace Table
Tres Blah: Soiree food items The Arcade
Cheeky Pea: Lucille sofa, coffee table and candles
Tarte: Snow White Rug
Trompe Loeil: Roanna Sleigh Seat White With Blanket
Lost Junction: Holiday Party – Fruit Punch Bowl RARE The Arcade
ISPACHI: Florian – Sleeping Puppy In Basket RARE (past Arcade)

Here, have a cupcake

Have a cupcake, she said. Then… SMOOSH. Cake and icing all over my face.

Here, have a cupcake.

Our dresses and her hair are from Collabor88’s October round, which is so wonderfully spooky and perfect for the season.

Here are the direct links for the Candy Fair stores featured in this post.

Infiniti
BOOM
Culprit/KoiKoi
Ploom
Cae
Noodles

Be sure to check out Candy Fair 2014 before it ends tonight!

~Lucie

Credits
On her:
Belleza: Ria skin – med 1 w/lip gloss
Exile: Check Out Time – browns Collabor88
Tres Blah: Darling dress – Blush Collabor88
SLink: Mesh hands – casual, Mesh feet – Medium
BOOM: Ane heels – salmon Candy Fair 2014
Noodles: Mouse Sweets Ears – Bubblegum (gacha) Candy Fair 2014

On Lucie:
Belleza: Yasmin skin – medium 7 w/lip gloss
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – chocolate Kustom 9
Ploom: Lollipop Girl – reds Candy Fair 2014
Cae: Scoop earrings Candy Fair 2014
Tres Blah: Darling dress – Vintage Collabor88
SLink: Mesh hands – casual, Mesh feet – Medium
KoiKoi: Cherry Poppers – Blue Hawaii (gacha) Candy Fair 2014
Cae: Duchess ring

Infiniti: Cupcake Chaos – Cupcake Attack – friends pose – Rare (gacha) Candy Fair 2014

Wynn the Wombat has Wanderlust

This weekend marks the opening of the Wild Things Gacha Festival. I have a couple of adorable items to show you from that (and more to come), and I combined them with some of the Collabor88 items from the current round, which has a safari chic theme. Also, Hair Fair ends this weekend, so be sure to get there and check it out. Remember, each purchase helps raise funds for Wigs For Kids, which is a fabulous charity. I’m wearing one of the styles from Eaters Coma. I love braids, so this style was right up my alley. Wynn the Wombat is from Schadenfreude (name not included, lol) and clearly she has wanderlust and wants to travel with me. She’s stomping down the overly full suitcase from Kuro (at The Theme Park’s Summer Vacation edition) while the giraffe from Sway’s for Wild Things looks on curiously. And all of this is happening inside the stunning Rivershire Watermill Trompe Loeil has out for Collabor88.

Wynn the Wombat has Wanderlust

~Lucie

Fashion Credits:
Glam Affair: Rose skin – Asia 07
Eaters Coma: Hair 52 – Mauve pack
tres blah: Khaki blouse – orange, Khaki shorts – sand Collabor88
SLink: mesh hands – casual, mesh feet – natural
Ingenue: Explorer sandals – earth Collabor88

Decor Credits:
Trompe Loeil: Rivershire Waterwheel Collabor88
Sway’s: Shelf Seat – Giraffe (rare) Wild Things
Schadenfreude: Chestnut Wombat Wild Things
Kuro: (Un)packing The Theme Park
Lark: Safari chair – Linen Collabor88

Ready for romance

I had put together a look that was a mix of items from Summerfest and Rhapsody, and when I saw Pixel Mode’s FaMESHed release, I knew immediately how to stage it. This release features a romantic massage table that includes spa items on tables (towels, oils, massage stones). It’s really pretty, and there is a PG version or an adult version. My kimono is from tres blah, for Summerfest. It has a tank that has multiple texture options, including hide. I’ve hidden it in order to show off some very pretty, lacey lingerie from Blacklace. The adorable heels I am wearing are fri.day for Rhapsody (fri.day is in the jazz genre). This super sexy bed hair is Holli from Ploom, also for Summerfest.

Ready For Romance

I am in the beautiful Scarlet Creative house that is just L$88 at Collabor88 until this round ends (just a few more days!). What I’ve always loved about Scarlet Creative’s buildings is how unique and quirky they are. They all have such amazing character, and the Atlantic Stargazer is no different. The old lighted captain’s wheel on the wall is also available at Collabor88, from tarte. It’s a really pretty way to decorate in a summery, beach house vibe. Here’s a better look at it, and also at the stunning Ria skin Belleza has at Summerfest. You can also take a look at my cute disco inspired necklace from Cae for Rhapsody.

Summer Smolder

~Lucie

Fashion Credits
Belleza: Ria skin – Medium 2 Summerfest
Ploom: Holli hair – reds Summerfest
IKON: Promise eyes – Oak
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Cae: Disco Magic necklace Rhapsody
tres blah: Summer kimono – blue floral Summerfest
Blacklace: Kindle lingerie – teal
SLink: Mesh hands – casual, mesh feet – medium
Flair: Nails for SLink – set 213
fri.day: Jezebel heels for SLink – teal Rhapsody
Ploom: Pnup 2 pose 6

Decor Credits:
Scarlet Creative: Atlantic Stargazer prefab Collabor88
tarte: repurposed ship wheel – steel Collabor88
Pixel Mode: Insouciance massage table & accessories FaMESHed
Trompe Loeil: Gyroscope floor lamp – polished
keke: champagne bublissimo galore Rare (prior Arcade item)
What Next: Riviera Beach Parasol – Plain (out the window)
Turnip’s: Skydome with Sandy textures add on
Botanical: Marram Grass – green

Oy with the poodles already!

Collabor88 is open with an awesome new theme that heavily features poodles! I knew as soon as I saw the MishMish poodles I had to do a picture with them.

I’m not going to blather on today. Just pics, credits and the link you need for the goods!

Oy with the poodles already!

So many poodles! I do want to say one quick thing about that poodle purse on the floor. It’s from Schadenfreude and I’ve never owned an SL purse with so many options, both for carrying and rezzing. It’s pretty freaking fabulous. It also comes in lots of color varieties and there are matching shoes available (I’m wearing them) which include both SLink and non-SLink versions.

Oodles of poodles

What to do with all these poodles?

Poodle Shock

Collabor88

~Lucie

PS. 100 points to the Hogwarts house of your choice to the first person to get the title reference. 😛

Fashion Credits
SLink: Visage mesh head – Emma
Izzie’s: Maci skin appliers for Visage mesh head
IKON: Promise eyes – evening
Truth: Thelma hair – reds Collabor88
Tee*Fy: Laura unbuttoned shirt – black Collabor88
Tres Blah: Vintage fill skirt – Pink Poodle Collabor88
Schadenfreude: GooGooMuck Heels – pink poodle, GooGooMuck purse – blue poodle
SLink: Mesh hands – flat & casual, Mesh feet – Medium
A:S:S: SLink nailpolish – light satine
Cae: Duchess ring, Arabesque necklace (the Arabesque set is currently at FaMESHed)
Izzie’s: Head & Hands pose 2 (designed for use w/SLink Visage head and SLink mesh hands)

Decor Credits
Barnesworth Anubis: Duxbury house (walls tinted by me) Collabor88
floorplan: Large diner table, blue diner chairs, tea time prints, vintage milk caddy, milk bottle vase Collabor88
The Loft: Gerzzo kettle – green, Gerzzo cart – green, Gerzzo microwave – blue, Gerzzo tin canisters – blue, Gerzzo place settings – blue Collabor88
MishMish: Poodles (worn and rezzed on a cushion versions) – chocolate, rose, cream, charcoal Collabor88