Shoetopia: Your Shoe Heaven in the Clouds

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In a few day’s Shoetopia will be open access for all.

I wanted to take a few photos of the build and share them. There are two sims and they are in a large circle with two offsets on each sim for the gacha machines, the sponsors in the middle and all the other stores around the circle. I like the layout and design of Shoetopia and it was easy to get around which is important in a fair in Second Life.

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I have a copy of the official press release for the event that I’m going to post below. It has more information in it and better put than I could give you:

SHOETOPIA 2013, The long awaited return of the ‘premiere shoe event’ in Second Life is set to open on Friday, November 15th, 2013.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Anessa Stine

November 12, 2013 — Announced way back in January of this year, SHOETOPIA is the reincarnation of the most popular footwear event in Second Life, SHOE FAIR, which has been missing in action since June 2011. Now, almost 10 months since it was announced, SHOETOPIA 2013 is set to open on the 15th of this month with an ethereal build by Artist Rebeca Bashly, that promises to have you in Shoe Heaven! Excited designers and shoe lovers alike, have delighted at the promise of a ‘New Kind of Shoe Fair’, and the anticipation has been building steadily as opening day draws closer.

Conceived by long time Event Coordinators, Business Managers and Second Life Fashion Bloggers, Sophia Harlow and Anessa Stine, SHOETOPIA is their first collaborative effort combining a mutual love of fashion, respect for ingenuity and quality, and desire to create a memorable and special annual event to fill the void in the Second Life event calendar created when SHOE FAIR failed to take place in 2012. Says Sophia, “When the thought dawned on me that there needed to be a footwear event in Second Life again, there was only one person that I approached. Anessa has always been a ‘Shoe Girl’, and her creative vision was the perfect compliment to my detail oriented planning skills and excellent relationships with many SL Creators.” Both Sophia and Anessa are thankful to the many volunteers who are dedicated to making this event a success.

Carrying on the tradition of it predecessor, SHOETOPIA has selected the charity organization Soles4Souls as its ‘Sole’ beneficiary. This is a charity that touches all shoe lovers, an organization that not only supports those in need domestically, in North America, but also those met with disaster around the world. Says Anessa, “An organization that puts shoes on the feet of underprivileged children so they can attend schools, allows domestic abuse victims to have a second chance at entering the workforce in style, creates jobs in the most needy of communities, and uses the slogan ‘every shoe deserves a Second Life’, it could not be a more worthy or appropriate organization to benefit from all of our efforts.” The timing of SHOETOPIA could not be more advantageous to Soles4Souls, already hard at work preparing to assist those affected by the recent storms in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, each participating designer will be offering up an item that will see 100% of its proceeds go directly to Soles4Souls.

With more than 50 of Second Life’s most talented footwear designers, and dozens of incredible contributing gacha designers, there will something for everyone on this stroll through the clouds. Major Sponsors; Slink, Gos Boutique, Just Design and LaRoo, and additional sponsors; ISON, KOSH, lassitude & ennui, House of London, KoiKoi, fri.day, sYs, House of Fox, Glam Affair, G Field, Valiant and ViveNine/Ryvolter, will all be releasing new items at SHOETOPIA, as will each and every one of the participants. Says Anessa, “The response from designers has been so positive, we are overwhelmed by the quality of the footwear at this event.”

SHOETOPIA will be pleased to welcome all of you to visit our slice of ‘Shoe Heaven’ between November 15th and 30th of this year, in what promises to be the first of many ‘Shoetopian’ events to come!

Official Blog: http://slshoetopia.blogspot.ca/
Official Flickr Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/shoetopia/

As you can see, we are in expert hands!

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The Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair Preview featuring Hopscotch!

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These cute little “Kiss the Cook” Aprons is a little sneak peek of what is to come from Hopscotch at the Geeks ‘n’ Nerds fair starting on November 24th and ends on December the 8th.

There are six aprons in total and each one has a cute little bow in the back and are rigged original mesh.
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For more information on everything Geeks ‘n’ Nerds go here:
http://geeksnerdssecondlife.blogspot.com/

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Bathed in light

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More from Collabor88 in this post.

The build that I’m using is from Scarlet Creative and it one of the coolest little builds that I’ve seen in awhile. I will probably show more of it in another post but this is the little pool that comes with it and has a few sitting and lounging poses.

The necklace that I’m wearing is from LaGyo, also for Collabo88. I adore the metal flowers on it and this hair is the Beck hair from Tableau Viviant and the skin is from Glam Affair – Elvi/America/#10.

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I’m also wearing the L.inc Phat Azz in this post. Bare Feet from Gos Boutique and hands from Slink in Elegant.

Shoetopia is coming!

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ShoetopiaSL starts this Friday on November 15th and I know you wanna see those previews, go here to the official flickr group and check it out: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2197588@N22/
Many brands have already put out sneak peaks!

For a list of participating designers check here on the official ShoetopiaSL blog: http://slshoetopia.blogspot.com/p/designers-participating.html

You can also Search for ‘Shoetopia DEMO Group’ in Second Life and join so that you can try things on as you go and make your list!

Adventures in Industrial Chic for Collabor88

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I have to admit, when I first found out the theme for November’s round of Collabor88 I couldn’t imagine what people might make. But as I experiment more and more with some of the pieces from this round, I dig it.

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This dress and metal hair bow are from Katat0nik. I’m really happy that Katat0nik is still making amazing things. I can remember them from my much younger days in SL. I fell in love with this dress and bow as soon as I saw it.

These boots too – from Collabor88 guest this month Beetlebones. I used to have a pair of boots like this when I was a teen and I wore them until they fell apart pretty much. This necklace from Boom, which is so detailed and intricate has fast become one of my favorites as well.

I’m also very glad to see Lamb back at Collabor88 which is who made the hair that I am wearing in this post!

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I shot these photos in Small Town Green. My poses are from Marukin and my skin is from Glam Affair (Vera – Horror edition) Have an amazing Sunday!

The Mens Dept. for November

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The Men’s Dept. has a brand new round and I couldn’t resist using these poses from !bang that are discounted for the event. Everything Case is wearing is also from the Mens Dept.

The Tattoo, the Hair from Ink, the Boxer briefs from Flow and the Lamb skin from Essences (Dear Essences – please make Slink Appliers for the guy skins!!!!).

His eyes though you can’t really see them are from Dead Apples too. There is a ton of good stuff that you can get this round and this day bed is from the Eleventh Hour and would look great in anyone’s house.

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At the Men’s Dept. there is stuff for guys, and girls too. There is furniture as well and you could totally make over your malt or your boyfriend for very little linden.. get over there and check it out! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Pea/120/51/22

Prelude to snow

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“So I’ll clear the road, the gravel
And the thornbush in your path
That burns a scented oil
That I’ll drip into your bath
The water’s there to warm you
And the earth is warmer
When you laugh

Love is a scene I render
When you catch me wide awake
Love’s a dream you enter
Though I shake and shake and shake you
Love is the best endeavor
Waiting in the lion’s mane”

Lion’s Mane – Iron and Wine

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There are times when, I just don’t want to talk.
There are times when, I just want to fill the empty spaces with music.

    Wearing:

New Glam Affair Tiara at Fameshed.
Glam Affair – Vera skin

Newer Deetailz dress for the Euphoria Sale (ending today – nothing is over 150L)
New hair from Lelutka
Old but still cool mesh boots from Gos

Bellah and LittleApples have a Playdate!

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So, I let my little avatar Bellah come out and play today with her friend Littleapples Lemon, because the Woodland Gacha Festival started a fabulous November round and I wanted to go and pic up a few things but I found quite a bit of cuteness!

These poses with the turkey’s from Promise Hope of (Sweet) are adorable and a steal at 25L a pop. So I played a few times and I just think they are adorable.

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The little poncho sweaters that we are wearing are from Little Closet (you can also get these at the Woodland Gacha event). I paired mine with some leggings and a long sleeve shirt from her regular store, (but I will say that you kinda have to wear an undershirt of a similar color with them because as my ao moved I could see little flashes of skin sometimes, and I’m not a very experienced Toddleedoo dresser but that seemed to help as well as making certain parts of my body invisible – which seemed to help a lot).

The clothing at Little Closet is super cute though. My friend Apples has her poncho on too in these pics as well as her gacha rares from the Woodland Gacha (the feather band and the bag of arrows) We both got most of our outfits for these pics at Little Closet. My scarf, her scarf and shorts. etc.

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It’s hard for me to find good hair on a little avatar but I did find some non-rigged styles at Wasabi Pills that I loved. Littleapples got her hair from Chemistry.

So there are definitely some places that are awesome. You basically just gotta look for the non-rigged kind that you can size and you are good to go. Shoes are another thing too. I got my boots out of Aura’s Gacha at Woodlands – They came with an outfit too which I will wear at a different time. Littleapples got her boots from Marmelade.

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This pose above – My friend Littleapples Lemon made for Three Birds poses. I asked her when it’s coming out and she said soon.. so if you want it IM the crap out of her! Not even kindding! If I forgot to credit something just comment or IM me in world. I had a lot of fun today on my little av with Apples. Happy Saturday!

Elvi from Glam Affair

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Glam Affair is coming out with a younger looking skin line and the first of that Line is “Elvi” in Europa. I do not know when this will be released but I wanted to share a sneak peak!

This skin is super cute and youthful. I like the dramatic lipsticks on this skin and cute nose. I also really like wearing the add on mole/freckle layer. Super cute! To find out when this skin is coming to Glam Affair or any Glam Affair related updates I’d suggest joining the in world group for updates and the occasional group gift!

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I’m also wearing the new Helen hair from Lelutka and eyes from Ikon.

Dutchie makes a Linen Room

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If you look at the photo above, and really look deeply you will see a girl trapped in wanting, in waiting for her fantasy to come true. She was just a hired maid and while she thought her uniform was unusual – from the tied tight corset that pushed forth her creamy breasts to the heels that she wore and that little short skirt… well even in her innocence she knew that the Master of the house had plans for her.

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She let these fantasies fill her day dreams as she scrubbed and toiled away making sure each corner of every room was spic and span. She wanted just once to see his dark and sardonic nod turn into a genuine smile, and so each day she did her very best.

One day she was doing his washing and got a spot of bleach on her skirt and she knew full well the rules of the house. The house must always look its best and so should she. She removed her skirt and tried washing it but the spot would not come out.

She hung her skirt up to dry and she began to have certain thoughts… what if he caught her in just her panties and corset.. and she wondered just what would he do if he found her legs spread in offering as he walked in to do his daily checks. She wondered if he would take her as she longed for him to do or if he would punish her on the spot.. either way she had to find out.

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She had finished with her chores and got up on to the table and stretched out. Her fingers began to stir awake her senses as she began to touch her body. She wasn’t sure if she wanted to get caught or what would happen but this thought tugged at her and she became so wrapped in her dream world that she didn’t even hear him come in.

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The rest of the story? Well you can draw your own conclusions. You should be more interested in making a story of your own. What more perfect props than these though to make your fantasies a reality.

In my opinion hands down Dutchie makes the best intimacy furniture you can buy in Second Life. I like that you can link and unlink pieces in this set. Many people are even using the counters and cabinets as a kitchen too. It’s even better looking in world.

Froukje Hoorenbeek of Dutchie gets more into the specifics of this new set on her blog as well as more photos. You can see those here: http://dutchiesotherlife.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-linen-room.html#more or better yet just go see it in world: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dutchie%20furniture/148/84/22

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