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Booties @ Shoetopia

Shoetopia is open now, so grab a taxi to Shoetopia. A fun thing to look for are these glorious booties from Baiastice that come with three options, Charm, Prestige, and Glamour for all 18 shades. If you get the fatback, there are six bonus special edition shoes, 3 in lace and 3 in patent leather.
GField made gorgeous scalloped mules in 8 packs of three colors, a pastel, medium, and dark option for seven colors, white, grey, and black for the 8th pack. Rebel Hope’s Splash booties come in eight colors, black, white, red, yellow, pink, purple, lilac, and yellow. Each color has six splash options. These are the different splash options on the black and white booties. Shopping List
Baiastice Charm Booties: Glamour, Prestige, and Charm
G. Field Scalloped Mule
Rebel Hope Splash

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Pumps @ Shoetopia

Shoetopia Pumps and shopping begins in just fifteen hours at noon SLT Saturday, March 25th. However, if you are in one of the six sponsor VIP groups, it’s open now.
12:00 – Thalia Heckroth™ Mattea
1:00 – Ingenue Sigrid
2:00 – [sYs] Vallie Heels
3:00 – Thalia Heckroth™ Laurel
4:00 – Gos Monza Belted Pumps
5:00 – CX Project Harpoon
6:00 Murray Jacqueline Faux Crocodiles Stilletto
7:00 – Hopscotch Kitten Mary Janes
8:00 – fame femme nena
9:00 KC Couture – AMABEL HEELS
10:00 – Garbaggio Vivi
11:00 – DD Janelle Heel Dark

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Flats @ Shoetopia

There’s nothing like some lovely flats and there are widely varied choices in the Shoetopia garden. ANE Rand Sneaker Herringbone
Slink Gladiator Sandals
Fame Femme Gemma Sandals
ChiChica Julianna Lime
Paper Arrow Co Bow Flats Floral
Kokola Stray

View original post on Its Only FashionRead the rest‘The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun’. Carrie

Boots @ Shoetopia

N-Core Aisha Over-Knee Boots | N-Core Aisha Knee Boots | Moon Elixir Odette | Essenz Puerto Rico  Carrie Bradshaw said, “The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun.” I suppose I should credit Candice Bushnell, but the words are Carrie’s. If only Carrie could go to Shoetopia to find some really special ones. Clockwise from top right: Bueno Elle, DD Mannon Dark, GField Scalloped ,Lenox Manchester, Livalle HAX Combat, KC Couture Alexia, [sYs] ShibariI am featuring several of the boots that will be on sale when Shoetopia opens at noon SLT tomorrow. Depending on the shoe, I am wearing Maitreya’s Lara or Slink Physique body and feet, both with AlaskMetro’s Chi skin from Skin Fair.  

View original post on Its Only FashionRead the rest‘The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun’. Carrie

“The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn’t simple.”

Thalia Heckroth™ has made minimalism and simplicity her design signature. But just as  Doris Janzen Longacre was correct when talking about simple living not being simple, minimalist design is just as deceptively complex. Embellishment is easy, structure is hard. Look at the structure on this gorgeously simple dress. Look at the bodice and the way the sleeves are inset. This is a deceptive form of simplicity that is the hallmark of good design. I decided to go for pink, out of the many color choices this dress comes in. I was tired. Pink wakes me up. Shoetopia is opening on the 25th and I am checking out the shoes that will be featured. Unpacking can be fun…particularly when the package is this adorable. You see that purse? It’s the box my shoes came in. How fun is that? The shoes are also from Thalia Heckroth™ and aren’t they shiny and pretty? I like heels with pointed toes more than any other shoe shape. They are the most elegant and sexiest shoes there are.… Read the restGive a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world

“In this world of numbness and information overload, the ability to feel is a rare gift indeed.”

There is so much happening in Second Life right now that it’s sometimes overwhelming. Consider this single post which features a casual outfit at a local coffee shop. But underneath, out of site, there a lot happening. Here are the bullet points.
So at The Arcade, PLAAKA and RH Design House both released coffee houses. I loved the reclaimed factory with the crumbling walls a lot but loved the table and chairs from RH Design House. There’s no rule I can’t mix and match so I did. The coffee house is on the plaza where the bench and music clock from RH Design House add a wonderful atmosphere. Shoetopia is opening in just a few days, on the 25th. I got a sneak peak and so very much love the build. It is built in an H, so if you go up one side of each part of the H and down the other, you won’t miss a single fabulous store.… Read the rest“In this world of numbness and information overload, the ability to feel, my boy, is a rare gift indeed.”

What I Like #6

Turn the Page by Nevereux I like Turn the Page by Nevereux. Page-turning is common enough that there are dozens of “Page Curl Effect” tutorials on the internet. What I like about this is the idea of turning from black and white to color and even more the use of a person to turn the page. The pose is active and dynamic, as though there was effort involved in turn the page. This was a great concept and brilliantly executed.  Run. Rest. Respect from Kazicle I like Run. Rest. Respect from Kazicle. I love how the shot is framed, from below, maximizing the contrasting angles of the wall and the runner. It makes it seem so much faster. The blue tones give it a noir sensibility that implies danger. The downward angle of the background is also ominous because downward trending lines tend to make us pessimistic. People of Furillen by Erika Xaron I like People of Furillen by Erika Xaron. This is perfectly composed by the rule of fifths. The right side of each chair abuts a vertical fifth and the subject’s left leg intersects the vertical fifth.… Read the restTurn the page

Pink Makes Everything Pretty

Altair’s dress for Collabor88 is as flirty as it can be. It comes in a range of colors and with a HUD to change the colors of the bow and the ribbon at the babydoll waist and the hem. I chose pink because pink makes things pretty.  This dress is all about the legs.  Which makes it great for showing off gorgeous shoes.  Exile’s hair is great for showing off everything, including the lovely jewelry from Minimal and the fabulous Amaya skin from Glam Affair. **SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: ALTAIR
yasuho dress .violet. maitreya @ Collabor88
Shoes: Amacci Shoes – Vienna – (Slink High) @ Collabor88
Jewelry: MINIMAL – Knox Earring -Silver- L – @ Collabor88
MINIMAL – Knox Necklace -Silver- -Resizer- @ Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair Amaya Lelutka @ Skin Fair
Hair: Exile:: Not Today @ Collabor88
Poses: aDorkable
Appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – set 227
Glam Affair – Amaya ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Eyes: [PXL] REFLEX Eyes (M) ~ GreenGold
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Cate.Teeth 1.1
.LeLutka.Head.Cate 2.6
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (anims) V1.1
HUDS: .LeLutka.Cate.HUD 2.6
AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Slink Ankle Lock

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The right shoe can change your life. Just ask Cinderella.

Shoetopia is opening on March 25th, so all you Carrie Bradshaws out there who wear your capital investments on your feet should mark your calendars. For early information, here are some links.

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Casual Country Comfort

So, I love to laze about and read. This lovely Boho bed from DRD at The Arcade is big enough for lots of layers. My lazing cottage is the Daisy Cottage from HIVE for The Arcade. It has a lovely window that is perfect for some plants or pillows if you like hanging out front. In the background you can see a gramophone from Contraption, some artwork, a lemon tree, and The Secret Stores gorgeous vintage desk.

There’s a great couch made of pallets with blankets and colorful pillows from Kalopsia. The tile artwork is from DRD. The rug is from Kalopsia. The floor lamp is from Hive.  That gorgeous hutch is from DRD. Most of the furnishings in the kitchen are from my storage, though the ladder is from Scarlet Creative at this month’s Arcade. So is the great umbrella chandelier that you can quite see. There are actually two umbrella chandeliers (DRD & C.L.A.W.) at The Arcade and they are nothing alike. This gorgeous tray is from tarte. the serving plates and cutler is from Glam Affair.… Read the rest“Sometimes, when we cannot attain the freedom we are fighting for, we free ourselves by carving a new path to freedom.”

Lazy Days with Collabor88 and The Arcade

It’s a good think I got this gorgeous rare bed from the DRD gacha at The Arcade because it’s perfect for lazing about and so are some of the new releases from Collabor88
OMG, look at how worn this little dress from Hucci is! I am embarrassed to confess that I have one just like this except it’s pale blue. My best friend once told me, “Most people throw their sleepwear away when it has more than three holes in it.” She just does not know how incredibly soft a twenty year old sleep dress can be. And you know what, I wear a sweater with my sleep dress, too. My sweater is way too big and totally soft, too. Mine is teal. I thought about wearing those colors but thought it was just too similar, especially with the bed head. And flip flops, too! I like flip flops better than slippers which are often too warm. I wear them in the house all the time. I am not one for wearing leg warmers though, but they are gorgeous. I love this hair from Moon. It’s perfect for the outfit I am wearing.… Read the rest“Sometimes, when we cannot attain the freedom we are fighting for, we free ourselves by carving a new path to freedom.”

Overwhelmed with the New

Gizza released a gorgeous formal gown at The Liaison Collaborative. It comes in rich jewel tones, deeply saturated colors such as this rich ruby red. It has a full, flowering skirt that falls deeply in the back. These skirts are sometimes controversial. Sometimes they are a failure, but when well done, they are beautiful, flashing your legs while still providing the length of formal wear. I kind of think we should name them by how well they work. Hi-lo or waterfall skirts if they work and mullet skirts if they do not. By the way, Slink has updated their hands so they are rigged to the Bento skeleton. Note the very, not just released, but updated. What does that mean for you? It means that to have new Bento hands, you can simply update your old ones without an additional investment. How generous is that? How does it work? You go to the mainstore and click the redelivery terminal and the update will be sent to you. If you bought the multipack, you will get the whole shebang, the dynamic hands, the idle HUD, and a fifteen pose HUD of static poses.… Read the rest“There has always been an elegance to the application of excellence.”

What I Like #5

Pauline Dress by [sYs[ DesignI love this picture from [sYs] Design. Yes, it’s a commercial photo, but that does not keep it from being a marvelous composition. It’s not just that the subject’s perfect placement following the Golden Ratio, but also the use of angles and curves. The curves of the hem, the sleeve caps, and the waist are echoed in her hair and the grass and tree. Her pose gives us angles at her hip and her elbow that juxtapose the angles of the collar and the juncture of the two hills. It is a beautiful composition while keeping it simple so that the focus is on the dress features.
Let It Burn by Zibska This is Let It Burn by Zibska. Sometimes pictures are made more evocative and powerful because of the angle. Shot head-on, this photo would not be nearly so dynamic and it would not give us the shadow angles we have. See the dynamic angle that the neck of the instrument has, parallel to the framing diagonal lines and how that is echoed in the shadow.… Read the rest[sYs] PAULINE dress

What I Like #4

Berg by Skinny Nilla I love the atmospheric noir sensibility in Skinny Nilla’s Berg photo. There is the dynamic created by the two people looking away from each other, It feels deliberate, not like two strangers passing on the street. March by Pan Aeon I like how the bright neon casts the subject into shadow in March by Pan Aeon.  The subject fills two fifths of the picture, following the Rule of Fifth as does the placement of the horizontal bar. The Only Way Out by Pepa Cometa Pepe Cometa’s photo is a great example of how lines lead our eyes. It’s also a great story telling
picture. By shooting from an angle, the edges of the box, the walkway along the machines, the line on the floor all create a diagonal line for our eyes to follow. The title is The Only Way Out  and its importance is emphasized by its placement. See how the diagonals intersect on the exit. New Furillen by Laura S. I love this photo from Laura S. The title is New Furillen As you can see, she has cropped it to form a perfect sinister diagonal following the bus and the chairs.… Read the restBerg

I am alive, and drunk on sunlight…


AT THE ARCADE AT COLLABOR88 From the Archive

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I am alive, and drunk on sunlight.

I am loving the outfit released by Zaara for Collabor88 this month. The February C88 showcased folk designs and how appropriate that Zaara release something representative of her country’s traditional, and still current, fashions.  I fell in love with the orangery from Milk Motion for the Arcade, or should I say L’orangerie? I also got a new pet at The Arcade from Jian. I stopped by to get a hamburger from the burger truck from Contraption for The Arcade, but it wasn’t open yet. My makeup is bold and colorful and part of the new makeup sets from Glam Affair, a massive release in coordination with the new Chloe Bento head. The gorgeous hair is from Exile for Collabor88. The earrings are from Kungler. The art is from Milk Motion’s set at the Arcade. ****SHOPPING LIST******

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If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.

Henny Youngman once said, “If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.” It makes me sort of want to see one of his routines. I kind of think this little romper might lead to doing things tonight…so I will sleep late. You can find your own in Birdy’s gacha at The Arcade. Be sure to sleep late.


Coming or going, it’s delightful.

The shoes are from Ingenue and available at The Arcade which opened today.

Can you believe I got the RED hair on the very first pull in Clawtooth’s gacha at The Arcade? I was thrilled. I also was pretty lucky with the Birdy gacha, not getting a pile of duplicates.

The rings are from Yummy and also at The Arcade. I love the intricate details. My skin is Glam Affair’s Chloe made for the new Chloe Bento head from Lelutka. Glam Affair released several eye and lip makeup appliers that are worth a deep dive. They are gorgeous. ****SHOPPING LIST******

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Our imagination is the only true freedom we have.

Our imagination is the only true freedom we have. Before you decide that is depressing and melodramatic, consider this. What really impinges on our freedom more than anything? Is it the government or is it the mores and expectations of friends, family, and community? What stops us from pursuing our dreams, the police or our fears?  There are many things that hold us back, health, financial limitations, even time, but for those of us who live in a relatively free society, we are the ones who limit our freedom. As a white woman in the United States, I am relatively free of governmental repression. Of course, there are many cultural limits on women’s freedom and if some get their way, there will be governmental restrictions as well. But given the continuum of freedom in the world, I am comfortably situated on the relatively free section. I have been arrested a few times for my political activities and always released with an apology. For people who are not white, police encounters are more dangerous.… Read the restOur imagination is the only true freedom we have

What I Like #3

Dang, there is just too much great art from Second Life® folks on Flickr®. This is just from a few days and doesn’t even capture a quarter of the pictures I like. And the stars were blue by Erika Xaron Erika Xaron’s And the Stars Were Blue is successful on many levels. It creates a mood of introspection and solitude. Note that the horizon is placed according to the Rule of Thirds, but that the subject is not, placed instead on the fifth line. Often a picture will be more dynamic if you mix a third with a fifth rather than both on a third. The fifth is the outside limit for placing the subject in most circumstances unless you’re cropping part of the subject out of the picture. The other great compositional choice is the color overlay. Yellow and blue are opposites on the color wheel so work together beautifully. Slow Motion Clicking by Fitzhugh Tightly Fitzhugh Tightly’s Slow Motion Clicking is another example of the Thirds/Fifths interplay.… Read the restAnd the stars were blue

What I Like—In Remembrance of Amona Savira

Amona Savira was one of Second Life’s great artists, exploring the potential of SL photography for many years. I have featured her work in my old What I Like columns at Shopping Cart Disco. She has died and many people have responded to her death with art work honoring her memory. This is the last picture she uploaded, that the heavens are weeping seems shockingly appropriate. Grief cannot be critiqued, so I am just going to highlight some of the remembrance photos without comment. Still See Her by Imani Nayar Wandering World by Nekonuko Among by Miles Cantalou Goodbye Amona! by Yana To Amona by Isabella N Untitled by Jesus Mode Sad by Kate Bergdof Adieu Amona by French Rest in Peace, fly into the blue by polvere di gesso Goodbye Amona by Mr. S is looking for you Other excellent remembrances that restrict embedding include:

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