Let’s Get Some Shoes

I can never say the word ‘shoes’ without this going through my head..anyway, it’s Shoetopia, and if you want to buy some sho..erm, footwear then this is the event to visit!

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I had a very brief flit around and saw some pairs that caught my eye; not all of them for myself but I could see plenty of friends wearing.  In fact,  if I’m being honest there were only a few pairs that appealed to me especially, although there were some cracking male shoes this year that I’ll get Jez to tell you all about.  The shoe styles I did like though will be featuring in some of my future blog posts, starting with this pair, ‘Raquel’ by DEAD DOLLZ. These are a classic high heel design with a simple but very effective ruffle on the back; they’re fancy, but not OTT, and the gentle criss-cross toe bar and elegant ankle strap balance them perfectly.   Also included are hosiery socks to wear with the shoe via HUD, featuring 12 colours and on/off feature.  Incidentally at FAMESHED this month there is some coordinating hosiery to complete the look (which I’m wearing here in my picture) too. I’m also sporting some BAIASTICE lingerie in this shot too, the lovely ‘Guepiere’ set in lace black, also available at the latest round of FAMESHED. To finish my look I added my NERIDO ‘Chic’ Bolero jacket along with my AVAWAY ‘Gwen’ ribbon corset choker. (All basic kitty look details can be found HERE) Incidentally, the pose in this photo is NOT from the pop I’m sprawled across, it’s from the ‘Saucy’ shoe pose set by INFINITI which is also at SHOETOPIA.

Click HERE to go get some shoes.  Click here to feed your soul at FAMESHED.

 

SOTW: As Samhain passes..

.. it’s time for SEASON OF THE WITCH to come to a close. It’s been a phenomenal event and  I’ve enjoyed everything about it, from the Witchy aesthetic at the HQ and the sim itself,  to the wares that could be purchased.  I’m really pleased that the team behind this event have elected to do another one next year, ‘The April Witch’,  because I think it’s really bridged a gap enabling us Pagan-inclined folk to purchase quality Witchy wares for our abodes and ourselves.

If you’ve missed anything be sure to save the link to the Seraphim review page, that way you can locate the names of the designers and visit their in-world stores once the show has closed.

Here’s a final look using items from the event, and I’m sure you’ll spot many others on this page in the weeks and months to come!

KITTY WEARS: 

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘Megan’ (Worn on CATWA ‘Kimberly’ mesh head and MAITREYA ‘Lara’ mesh body)

HAIR:  ENTWINED ‘Kira’ Hair (Dark Roots) FAMESHED

EYES: CATWA MESH EYES featuring IZZIE’S ‘Tokyo Lights’ applier

EARS: SWALLOW ‘Pixie’ ears

TATTOO: IVORY & ROSE ‘Moth and Moon’ tattoo (faded) @ SEASON OF THE WITCH

MANICURE:  Taken from Maitreya body HUD


CAMISOLE & CARDIGAN COMBO: DEAD DOLLZ ‘Cozy’ (Black) UBER

SCARF: PAPER MOON ‘Tarot Infinity Scarf’ (Rider-Waite print) @ SEASON OF THE WITCH

BOOTS: CANDYDOLL ‘Alaria’ Boots in Black UBER


NECKLACE: SUPERNATURAL ‘Chandra’ choker @ SEASON OF THE WITCH

NECKLACE: VIOLETILITY ‘Persephone’ @ SEASON OF THE WITCH

CHOKER: YUMMY Corset Choker

EARRINGS: REIGN Pentagram Earrings

RINGS: L’EMPORIO ‘Amuletum Wicca’ (Maitreya)  @ SEASON OF THE WITCH


POSE: POSEIDON  Wiccan Complete (1-6: Pose 5 used) @ SEASON OF THE WITCH

LOTD: Basic Witch

A simple LOTD to share with you today, featuring the gorgeous, bare skin ‘Megan’ from AMARA BEAUTY.  I also picked up a rather nice cardi and camisole combo from DEAD DOLLZ @ UBER, and I’m also all about this ‘Basic Witch’ necklace by E MARIE from N21 and this fantastic hairstyle from SHI @ SHINY SHABBY.  Here are all your details and LM’s!

KITTY WEARS: 

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘Megan’ (Worn on CATWA ‘Kimberly’ mesh head and MAITREYA ‘Lara’ mesh body)

HAIR: SHI ‘Bled’sian’ (Unisex dips) SHINY SHABBY 

EYES: CATWA MESH EYES featuring IZZIE’S ‘Tokyo Lights’ applier

EARS: SWALLOW ‘Pixie’ ears

TATTOO: IVORY & ROSE ‘Moth and Moon’ tattoo (faded) @ SEASON OF THE WITCH

MANICURE:  Taken from Maitreya body HUD


 

CAMISOLE & CARDIGAN COMBO: DEAD DOLLZ ‘Cozy’ (Black) UBER

BOOTS: CANDYDOLL ‘Alaria’ Boots in Black UBER


NECKLACE: E. MARIE ‘Basic Witch’ N21

NECKLACE: VIOLETILITY ‘Persephone’ @ SEASON OF THE WITCH

CHOKER: YUMMY Corset Choker

EARRINGS: REIGN Pentagram Earrings

RINGS: YUMMY Nightmare Ring Set @ C88

Any colour, as long as it’s black

JUDE_001I think I’ve mentioned before on these pages how much blogging has changed in general since I started all those years ago.  These days there’s far more emphasis on designers seeking out a select few bloggers to actively promote their wares, rather than bloggers approaching them directly.  The latter still happens, but I guess these days it’s a bit passe.  The general consensus is understood to be that you find out who’s looking for bloggers, and you see if you meet their criteria.  If you do meet their requirements then job’s a carrot and you apply and hope/pray/sacrifice to the Gods that you’re accepted.  Now there’s nothing wrong with this approach, but it does have flaws.  For example, designers can have certain criteria that some bloggers find very difficult to attain.  A recent example of this was DEAD DOLLZ.  Now, I’m a huge fan of the brand but I didn’t stand a cat in hell’s chance of being accepted as a blogger for them. Nor did a lot of other people, cue tantrums and snark and cries of “It’s not fair!” Perhaps it isn’t, but here’s the thing, if you make something and you’re going to give it away for free then I think it’s your right to choose who blogs it. Suck it up Buttercup, move along and if you like something THEN BUY IT! Yes, I know it seems to be the same bloggers who get the goodies every time; well, look at their work and you’ll see the reasons why they’ve been chosen. It sucks not to be selected, I get that.  After all my time in-world I still apply for events and I don’t qualify for many more, but I never give up.  (It comes down to this; blog for yourself, for enjoyment above all else, and anything else that comes along is a bonus!)

Anyway, I went to  THE BLACK FASHION FAIR 2016 this morning after a considerable lie-in (boy, I needed that!. ) I rezzed in-world and zoomed over to the event and I was generally very impressed by the quality of the wares on display.  I was also very pleased by the layout of the place; it’s easy to navigate and makes shopping very accessible. There’s a lot of lacey numbers on display, along with plenty of tops and short slinky dresses. I spotted some gorgeous gowns too, and some great jewellery.  (You’ll also find quite a few quality freebies, including a set of three poses from PURPLE POSES that you mustn’t forget to pick up.  PURPLE POSES are a great pose brand and I do like their work, so anything free from them is a proper treat!)

Anyway, going back to my intro I picked up this cracking dress with suspenders by DEAD DOLLZ at the event and I think it’s a bit of a corker. It’s called ‘Jude’, and is made for my Maitreya body so fits perfectly. The HUD that comes with it allows for a few texture change options along with metal and fabric colours for the suspenders, and three different stocking styles.  I’ve teamed it with a hairstyle that will be available at TRES CHIC.  It’s by BEUSY, and it’s called ‘Lolita’. This is a prime example of my trying something that I wasn’t too sure about and it working utterly perfectly.  I love the plait across the crown and the tendrils that frame the face. It’s also very easy to resize too, which helps!

Of course,  I’m still wearing my ‘Lucie’ skin that I blogged yesterday, along with DEESSES eyeshadow to emphasise my peepers, which are from BUZZ at THE EPIPHANY.  It takes a lot to get me out of my IKON eyeballs, but this brand is a close favourite of mine, and I luckily dropped a rare on my first try! I’m also sporting a few freebies in this shot.  First of all these earrings and my black manicure are all gifts from THE BLACK FASHION FAIR 2016, along with an aforementioned pose by PURPLE POSES. Last but not least my location is actually a prop that I won in a Gacha at TRES CHIC from L’etre.

Here’s your shopping list! Happy Saturday!

Kitty Wears:

SKIN: AMARA BEAUTY ‘Lucie’ CATWA applier /MAITREYA body applier in 02 Fair (worn with lipstick from matching lip palette) Available from WE ❤ ROLEPLAY 

HAIR: BEUSY ‘Lolita’ TRES CHIC

EYES: BUZZ  ‘Glacier Eyes-Storm (RARE)’  THE EPIPHANY

EYE MAKE-UP: DEESSES ‘Fierce’ Eyeshadow set (Catwa)

DRESS: DEAD DOLLZ ‘Jude’ THE BLACK FASHION FAIR 2016

SHOES: REIGN ‘Onyx Heels’ (Maitreya High)

EARRINGS: SN@TCH ‘Akasha’ Earrings – FREEBIE- THE BLACK FASHION FAIR 2016

MANICURE: PICHI ‘Black Manicure Nail Lacquer’ – FREEBIE- THE BLACK FASHION FAIR 2016

POSE: PURPLE POSES ‘Callie 02’-FREEBIE- THE BLACK FASHION FAIR 2016

PROP: L’ETRE ‘Contemporary Hall’ (From Gacha) TRES CHIC