Tempting FATE

I really loved this outfit from FATEplay’s most recent release. This one was a post-apocalyptic, nuclear war inspired release, and all of the outfits include wristband radiation detectors. I’m not wearing that in this pic, though, because I fell for the old west sort of look this particular outfit offered, and decided to take it to an old west inspired sim! I used the Destination Guide and found Salt Lake City, Utah – 1872 to be suited to my needs. My hair is from Elua, a store I discovered during the recent Hair Fair. I really loved this particular hair because it includes a version designed for use with hats! It’s SO hard to find hair flat enough on top to work with most hats, so I thought this was ingenious. The fabulous pose, complete with wind blown props, is from Infiniti.

Hold on to your hat

I’m sick (stupid, rotten late summer cold), so I’m lagging a bit with posting. But I’ll have more soon, promise!

~Lucie

Credits:
Essences: Linka skin – TDRF medium 01 The Dressing Room Fusion
Elua: Shena hair – reds
IKON: Promise eyes – Scoria
FATEplay: Willow outfit (includes hat) – Alternate
Maitreya: Devi booties – Black
Infiniti: Dust in the Wind prop pose 4

Almost Autumn

Where I live, Autumn comes early. And the truth is, that’s just fine by me. It’s my favorite season. By late July, I’m ready. Already, the leaves on the aspen trees here are hinting at turning, there is a crisp bite to the evening and morning air, and I know we’re just a few short weeks from full on autumn. So I decided it was time to do some fall decorating at home in SL.

I’ve blogged the Trompe Loeil Rivershire Waterwheel three times (counting this) now, which shows you how much I love it. I wish there was a larger version, with a few extra rooms. I’d live in it constantly. But it still works perfectly for blog posts, and in this case I was imagining an autumn getaway cottage. The beautiful fireplace library is part of a set from Ravenghost (as is the rug) for the current round of We <3 Role-Play.

Fireside

I thought this little corner near the beautiful staircase would make a perfect breakfast nook. My old man KittyCatS Meowzers photobombed (well, okay if by photobombed one means I posed him there, then yes, he photobombed). DIGS recently released this lovely Iversen dining set that is simply perfect for smaller spaces like this one.

Breakfast nook

~Lucie

Credits
Trompe Loeil: Rivershire Waterwheel
Ravenghost: Library Fireplace & Rug We <3 Role-Play
Dysfunctional Designs: Library bookpiles, Rustic book bench A
What Next: Charlotte Floor Pillows – Autumn
DIGS: Iversen dining set – teak
floorplan: milk bottle vase
Art Dummy: Nourish breakfast items past Arcade
junk: wannabe boho rug 1 past Arcade, cube pouffe – greyhound
Half+Deer: Sleeping Italian greyhound – fawn w/bed
Culprit: Pretty Pear teacups

Fierce

The current round of We <3 Role-Play is full of fierce. On Sunday morning, Charisma IM'd me and told me she wanted to do a pic together using this Rack pose. Without planning it, we wound up in nearly identical outfits. Now, despite what you may have heard in her version of the tale, I am not her love slave! Not even sometimes. Glares in the direction of the East Coast. However, I do love her crazy face. So I’ll forgive her. This time. But I think I could take her in a fight. What do you guys think? :P

Fierce

Be sure to head over to We <3 Role-Play for all the goodies.

~Lucie

PS. My awesome hair is from Tableau Vivant for Collabor88’s birthday. I’ll have more birthday goodies from Collab to share soon, so keep an eye out.

Credits

On Lucie:
Lara Hurley Skins: Fae – Smokey eyes – Pale Uber
Tableau Vivant: Legend Hair (w/crown) – Persephone – Autumn Collabor88
IKON: Promise eyes – Feldgrau
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Alchemy: Lok Armor Breast Plate & Collar – Burned We <3 Role-Play
Pixicat: Areve – Rogue Pants We <3 Role-Play

On Charisma:
Belleza: Ria Skin – Med 1
IKON: Promise Eyes – Starfall
Tableau Vivant: Nyoki Hair w/ Feathers We <3 Role-Play
ieQED: Rose Pauldron Obsidian We <3 Role-Play
Alchemy: Lok Armor Breast Plate Burned We <3 Role-Play
Noodles: Kara Leather Collar and Bracers Red Silver We <3 Role-Play
SLink: Avatar Enhancement Hands
Pixicat: Areve – Rogue Pants We <3 Role-Play
RACK Poses: We Run The World prop pose We <3 Role-Play

The Autumn Harvest Fairy

This is an original short story, inspired by the gorgeous Obelia fairy outfit from Evie’s Closet available at this month’s awesome round of We <3 Role-Play. Full credits will follow the story.

There is a chill in the air that awakens me. For weeks I have slumbered, tucked away under a large tree near a pond. My people have slept near me, in tiny huts made of leaves. I peel back my covers. It’s still officially summer, but I know the days of warmth and relentless sunshine are fading fast, as the leaves have already begun to turn here in the mountains. I do not care. Autumn is my season. It is the season of my people. We are the fairies of autumn, you see. For the past eight weeks, since spring left the mountains where we dwell, we’ve lived in a sort of suspended animation. You could say hibernation, I suppose.

I stretch, and unfurl my wings which are damp with the early morning dew. I’m still sleepy, but glad it is my time. I know I must soon rouse the other fairies, as they will look to me for guidance in the busy days ahead. For now, I take to the sky, landing on a leaf of a large water lily. The beautiful orange flower is still in full bloom, but this, too, will soon end and the flower will slumber as I have these past weeks. I rest on the leaf, and eat some berries for breakfast. I sip water from the cool pond, and then just relax in the mountain morning air.

Autumn Harvest Fairy

After my breakfast, I fly up to the lily. I begin the harvesting of nectar from this special flower. My sisters and I, along with the rest of our people, will collect this nectar and turn it into a fine, shimmery powder. Some we will save, to nourish us through the long winter months. The rest we carefully package for a long journey. With the powder in special silken bags strapped around our bodies we will fly down to the plains, where crops are still growing in the waning summer sun.

Harvesting Nectar

The farmers do not know the important part we autumn faeries play in their harvest, but every season, for thousands of years, we have performed the same task. We take that shimmery, powdered nectar and sprinkle it upon the crops to help enhance the harvest. We cannot control the summer elements, of course. That job falls on the shoulders of summer faeries, who have long been known for their volatile, unpredictable tempers. The wars they fight amongst themselves are often a distraction from their duties, and the crops can suffer when this happens. It is the job of us autumn faeries to clean up the messes made by the summer faeries. With our nectar, even in the worst years we’re usually able to salvage some of the season’s crops for the people who so desperately rely on them for sustenance. This year has been a good one, based on the flora I have already observed in my little mountain hollow. Our job will not be so difficult this year, which is a big weight lifted off my shoulders. Not surprisingly, when I have to wake my fellow faeries to bad news they become rather sullen and grouchy. But there will be none of that this year, and the crops should be especially bountiful.

I take one last deep breath… I savor the scent of the lilies, I tilt my head back and soak in the early morning sunlight. I catch it shimmer on my wings, and I know the time has come. There is work to be done; for the autumn harvest is nigh upon us.

I open my mouth, and sing the song that has awoken my people for centuries upon centuries; for I am their queen, and they will awaken to my command alone.

Wake my lovers, sons and daughters
Wake my people, sisters and mother
Come and break your fast with me at the water
The autumn harvest is drawing near
Wake, my people, our time is here

~Lucie

Credits
Essences: Alex skin – Summer 03 – medium 01 Uber
Ploom: Koy hair – reds We <3 Role-Play
IKON: Promise eyes – hazel
Evie’s Closet: Obelia fairy costume – yellow We <3 Role-Play
SLink: Mesh hands – casual, Mesh feet – natural
Wicked Peach: Harvest gold nails for SLink
Cae: Duchess ring
W.Winx: Fairy pond and lily with poses
Trompe Loeil: Rivershire Watermill
Botanical: Aspen trees
Turnip’s: Skydome with autumn add on pack

White Hot

ISON recently released this gorgeous Leather Trim dress. I fell in love with this one big time. I love how it enhances my av’s curves, and all the color options it comes in. It’s super sexy, sophisticated and makes me feel a bit like an elegant rebel! Here, I’m wearing it in Silver, which I felt called for some super vivid red hair (taking a page out of my little sister’s book!). I added these funky boots from SLink. I’ll be honest, every time I wear these I feel like I’m in an episode of Star Trek (TOS). This is a good thing!

Fire and Ice

I’m wearing a version of Essences Alex that was recently available at The Dressing Room. I love this face so much. I think it’s my absolute favorite Essences skin to date. It’s adorably sexy and pouty. I don’t know if this makeup will ever be for sale again, but there IS a version of Alex available at the new Uber event (which is awesome). I hope to be blogging that version in the near future, but meanwhile you can tp to Uber to check it out for yourself!

Firetop

~Lucie

Essences: Alex skin – TDR02 – Medium 01
Exile: West Coast – reds
IKON: Promise eyes – Mahogany
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
ISON: Leather Trim Dress – Silver
SLink: Mesh hands – casual, Mesh feet – High
SLink: Quinn boots (for high feet) – silver
Wicked Peach: Glitter!!! nails for SLink
Cae: Caliber jewelry set
Ploom: Push poses – pose 1 – curvy
Location: Psy City

Champagne & Music

I was in a mood to decorate, and I had this lovely living room set from Atelier Visconti for The Garden. I wanted a dramatic coffee table, and DIGS has this tufted coffee table that felt it would go perfectly with the rest of the set. I added DIGS end tables and lamps from Pixel Mode’s Josephine (also at The Garden), and voila! But then I needed a piano, and ofc some books… and assorted decor. After which point, I was fairly tired so I relaxed on my Alouette piano.

Sing me a song

But I was all dressed up, so I decided that maybe I needed to go out for a drink. Except I wasn’t really feeling in the mood for company, so what to do? Ah! A solo glass of champagne in my clock tower bar.

Drinking alone in the clock tower bar

~Lucie

Decor Credits
Pic 1:
tarte: studio skybox
Atelier Visconti: Helena living room set The Garden
DIGS: Narvik end tables, Dalkeith tufted coffee table – Grey suede, Leaf mirror – black
Alouette: Georgia bookshelf – black, Evelyn Piano – black
MishMish: Foodies – tea time tray (Rare) Past Arcade
Pixel Mode: Play It Again Sam wine rack, Josephine lamps The Garden
Collage: Flowers wall art
Standby: Antique camera w/stand – bronze Collabor88
Half+Deer: Sleepy Italian greyhound – black
Dysfunctional Designs: Orchard tree – citrus

Pic 2
Fashion Credits:
Glam Affair: Rose skin – Asia 07
LoQ’ue: Mezcal hair – light reds
IKON: Promise eyes – Mahogany
Mon Cheri:Falsies lashes
Baiastice: Yara dress – teal
SLink: Mesh hands – bag & casual, mesh feet – high
SLink: Priscilla plateau heels – grey glitter (former 21 Shoe exclusive color, many other colors available)
Wicked Peach: Diesel nails for SLink
Repose: Champagne glass prop from To Us pose (available August 9th)

Decor Credits:
Pixel Mode: The Clock Tower skybox
Trompe Loeil: The Dragon & Orchid Home Pub – Dark
Erratic: Vodka, Rum, Mixer set (rare) from the Cocktail Bar set Past Arcade
Keke: champagne bubblissimo bucket – silver Past Arcade