Shoetopia – Adjunct

Shoetopia – a veritable shoe heaven, will open its pearly gates to indulge your soles November 15th, 2013.  The sim design indeed is heavenly, a Utopia for shoe lovers.  Spread out in an open layout of two sims, with angelic archways and crystal blue skies, you are among the clouds as you venture through the shoe heaven.

At the heart of the event is SOLES4SOULS, the events charity of choice.  A bit about the charity:

Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty.  The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities.  Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance, and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator.

With the devastating damage 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, which is already hard at work aiding this catastrophic time.

The event is more than just a shopping spree, it is for a cause, and I hope that you will be a part of that.

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My shoes are the exclusive item from ADJUNCT.  This highly detailed, exceptional penny loafer comes in three colors and an option for socks.  In addition ADJUNCT creator Josh Latham aka myvegancookbook has created a set of lively colored fun socks for you to add to your closet.

I wore penny loafers all through high school, even put the shiny copper penny in the tongue, so when I saw these I had to have them.  The leather quality is exceptional, just enough shine and a soft feel.  The fit is superb and no adjustments were required, the shoe is fantastic.  Add it to your collection for casual or formal needs.

Heading on over to The Men’s Department, the newest creation from Isla Gealach is a must have.  Cheeky Pea’s Nolan Foosball Table’s are a must have for any recreation room, bar or fun area.  Highly detailed materials enabled mesh, the foosball tables come in two different styles of wood, bare and painted as well as PG and Adult.  The Adult brings a whole new meaning to GOAL!

Also at TMD, MESHWORX has created these spicy pin – up covered Infinity tables and chairs.  Beautifully textured, smooth and minimalist with sexy pin – up girls decorating the surfaces, very unique and without saying a must buy!

Off to Collabor88 you will find the gorgeously spacious Industrial Loft from Barnesworth Anubis.  Barnes never fails to create something spectacular, detailed and unique.  I love the open bay windows that lead to a spacious patio.  The loft is very roomy and was perfect for a recreational room at Chez Raynier.  

FLOORPLAN brings fun to your home decor yet again at Collabor88 with the Eiffel Tower Marquee.  Multi-texture change on touch, beautiful detailing, this was a must have for my place as I am of French decent.  Its rather adorable and I plan to put it in little Raynier’s room when the time comes.

Ring a ding ding, time for doorbells!  Intrigue Company has doorbells for your decor needs this round of Collabor88.  I was a bit stumped at first where to place them, but the fireplace area was just perfect for them to be displayed.  In multiple metals, and three different styles these doorbells have tons of detail packed into them.  Put them at your door or use them in unique ways, they are truly “chiming”!

Additional non-event items can be found in the credits, have a great day!

Official Shoetopia Website

Official Collabor88 Website

Official The Men’s Department Website

For more sneak peeks of Shoetopia, visit the official Flickr group

Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

Eyes-.ID. Deep Intensified (TMD) – Aqua (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Hair-Action Darmody

Facial Hair-[K]lean Body Shop TYLER Facial Hair

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Glasses-K_gs Tahua 1.00

*Shirt/Vest/Tie-FATEwear Suit – Norton

*Pants-FATEwear Jeans – Straight Billy

Socks-Adjunct – Sock Tops – Argyle Set – Medium & Up – Argyle (Available @ Shoetopia November 15th 2013)

Shoes-Adjunct Penny Loafer – Black (Available @ Shoetopia November 15th 2013)

Decor 411:

*MESHWORX – Infinity Table Pinup 07 (Mod/Copy) (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*:CP: Nolan Painted Foosball Table (Adult) (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

7 – Route 66 Sign

::Fabuleux:: ArtLight Paris

*floorplan. eiffel tower marquee (Available @ Collabor88 November 8th)

*Intrigue Co. – Golden Doorbell: Engraved (Available @ Collabor88 November 8th)

*Sway’s Lamp [meow] plugged – blue

Structure 411:

*[ba] industrial loft (Available @ Collabor88 November 8th)

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Pose 411:

*:CP: Nolan Painted Foosball Table (Adult) (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Peaceful Easy Feeling

We are past the midway point of the month of September and the amazing items keep coming!  Autumn is a time of calming down from Summer, making way to prepare for Wintertime.  It is my favorite season, the cool weather is a welcomed reprieve from the heat.  The rustle of leaves, a nice warm tea, and sitting on the porch at home is a memory I have from my childhood that will never fade.

The beautifully crafted rocking chairs below are from What Next and remind me of the rocking chairs mon Papa and mon Mama had on our back porch since I was born.  I had my own, a little version of the cherrywood of their larger chairs and we sat outside talking and enjoying the wonders of life and the simplicity of a lovely Autumn afternoon.

The chairs are available for Fifty Linden Friday, come snatch them up for some memories of your own.  The rest of the decor and house are from other events this month, check out the credits for more information.

Scene 411:

*{what next} Bramley Rocking Chairs (On sale for Fifty Linden Friday!)

*[ba] treasure box – cherry (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*AF Backgammon Table (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*AF Potted Plant (Exotic) (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*AF His Cabinet (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*floorplan. record player / chevron RARE (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*.:Standby Inc. – CH Gatcha – Latte (Flower) (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*Lark – Imaginarium Librarium Treasures (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*Lark – Imaginarium Librarium Roots (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*[ba] mansfield converted barn (Available @ Collabor88 September 8th)

*7 – Hanging Bulb -Single (Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!



Alien Invasion

The 411:

Available @ The Garden Presented by The Liaison Collaborative

[PM]Pixel Mode – UFO – Red Orange

[PM]Pixel Mode – Ray Gun: Red

*MishMish* It’s Aliens – Holding Photo

*MishMish* It’s Aliens – Mini Ufo

.Olive. the Alien Lawn Gnome C – Green

.Olive. the Invasion Hanging Lights – Pink [Wear Me]

.:Standby Inc. – Retro Jukebox (LightRed)

A.V. Rover Coffe Table

A.V. Rover Brain Lamp

[ba] atherwood home

*{what next) Mesa Living Room

Additional Items New @ What Next Mainstore

*{what next} Farnham Rug

*{what next} Madrid Rug

*{what next} Henley Rug

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Destination Love


The 411:

Skin-Sacred- TYLER skin (Available @ We <3 Roleplay)

Hair-[monso] My Hair – Yong/ Regular Pack 2 (Available @ Collabor88 August 8th)

Eyes- [Crash Republic] Candi MESH Eyes – teal

*Facial Hair- Sacred- TYLER Facial Hair – Beard 2 – Black

Watch-Entente- Tardif Watch


*Shirt-Sleepy Eddy Gradation Summer Knit (Available August 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*Pants-!APHORISM! White Linen_pants (Available August 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Shoes–Entente- Marche Shoes – Homme

Bazar Toronto-Dining room cabinet

Bazar Toronto-Coffee art

Bazar Good morning Set

7 – Two Cigar Boxes

7 – Love Vintage Sign

[ keke ] tea tins

*.: Standby Inc. – Gramophone (Blue) (Available @ Collabor88 August 8th)

*.:Standby Inc. – Globe Bar (Monochrome) (Available @ Collabor88 August 8th)

PILOT – Deco Dining (Available @ Collabor88 August 8th)

PILOT – Destination [Europe]

PILOT – Aviation Wall Art – Black Frame

POST: Mesabi Railroad Lantern

Structure-[ba] carraway bungalow (Available @ Collabor88 August 8th)

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay, Wasting Time

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Fruk – Jeremy skin shade 5 Dark brown

Eyes- [Crash Republic] Candi Eyes – teal

Hair-Truth Jon Black & Whites

Facial Hair-Entente- Facial Hair B – Beard Deux – Black

Glasses-Adjunct Eyewear – Resonance Glasses – Dark Brown

Hands-[CheerNo] Hands

Shirt-FATEwear Shirt – Bill

Pants-FATEwear Pants – Frost

Shoes-[monso] My First Sneakers

Otter Buddy-!O: Sea Otter Pet [Maroon Pelt] (Available @ Summerfest ’13)


[ba] seaside pier example – 40 x 16 meters (Available @ The Garden June 15th thru July 10th)

BALACLAVA!! My Little Ukulele (Available @ Summerfest ’13)

.: Standby Inc. – [Gentleman] Beach Radio  (Available @ The Arcade June)

{what next) Sandbridge Ice Cream Cart – Blue (Available @ The Garden June 15th thru July 10th)

<:*BoOgErS*:> Box Kite Rainbow (Available @ Summerfest ’13)

Pose-MMMA 1322

49L Sale For Dudes – June

The 49L Sale For Dudes June round starts on the 17th of the month.  You really can’t beat the 49L price!  Check out the official blog in the next few days for the participating stores and slurls to pop up for the June round.  Here is a little taste of what you can grab for your closet.

Skin-Fruk – Jeremy skin shade 5 Dark brown

Eyes- [Crash Republic] Candi Eyes – teal

Hat-[UD] StrapBack Fitted – Run UDG – Straight Brim V.1 (Available June 18th for 49L Sale For Dudes)

Facial Hair-Fruk Host stubble – Black all shades

Hands-[CheerNo] Hands

Shirt-DStore America Polo (Available June 18th for 49L Sale For Dudes)

Bracelet-Noodles – Button Cord Bracelet Brown (Available @ Summerfest ’13)

Pants-[ JP ]:dsg. Kalaheo JNS. // blue // MALE

Pose-Poseology Luciano 4

Structure – [ba] south beach penthouse skybox (Available @ Collabor88 June 8th)

88 Man

Events are a blast in SecondLife, I enjoy them greatly, and have gotten pretty methodical about my shopping.  You see, I not only go shop for myself, but I make a list of all the things I want to buy Mrs. Raynier.  It is always a great perk when a vendor has gifting options that way I can send her all the things!  We then head on over to the event and shop together, pointing out what we like what colors or patterns we prefer.  If the event is ultra crowded we wait a few days so we can go together.

I have had conversations here and there with other residents about events in SL and often they do not know where to keep track of what is going on, or haven’t heard about certain events on the proverbial SL street.  I always point residents to SeraphimSL and urge them to add Seraphim to their RSS reader or subscribe in some fashion to keep up to date with the events they cover.

Another hang-up some residents have mentioned, and this is mainly the guys, feeling there is nothing at those events for the dudes.  Not true!  For example, this round of Collabor88 has Atro Patena putting out a new version of Nicholas, aptly named Nicholas II.  We also of course thankfully have the amazing event The Men’s Department which has been a fantastic event for men BUT not limited to just the male gender.  That’s what I love about events, you can find a little of everything at most of them, it just takes a little looking around and often the courage to look outside the box.

Take this great bow-tie necklace from Yummy, you may approach it with the thought that it is for girls only, well I challenge that and say nay, it’s for anyone that it fits their style, and we all know how much I love my bow-ties in real life and SL, so for me it was a must wear.

Think outside the box and dare to be yourself, no matter what the packaging shows, if it appeals to you, wear it!

88 Man

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone
Hair-[Atro Patena] – Nicolas II_Black (Available @ Collabor88 March 8th 2013)
Eyes-.ID. .ID. Glare [TMD] / Mesh Eyes / Aqua / (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Glasses-K_gs Domino 1.00 (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Necklace-(Yummy) Vintage Bow Charm Necklace (Available @ Collabor88 March 8th 2013)
Shirt-22769 ~ [homme] asymmetric shirt black/red (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Structure-*[ba] haight apartment skybox (Available @ Collabor88 March 8th 2013)


Collabor88 has opened its doors with a brand new mesh build and a stunningly charming theme of New Romance!  Full of vibrant colors and lively patterns, the entire collaboration speaks of Spring and new beginnings.  Shed those parkas and heavy wool mittens, it’s time for sheer flowing materials, wispy wind blown hair and the fun of the outdoors.

The new layout of the build is grand.  I was able to move around nearly effortlessly and it rezzed rapidly.  I always take my draw distance down to the minimum and lower the amount of avatars to render to help with the load.  The vibrant color scheme is brought to us by Sugar Heartsdale, entitled New Romance it truly does conjure up love and life which I embrace wholeheartedly.  Freshen up your SLife, head on over to Collabor88 at its new build and enjoy the blast of colors!


Always impressive Apple Fall brings to March’s Collabor88 a slew of decor for your home, cafe, shop, whathaveyou!  From the pooch lamps to the steaming hot pizza ready to serve on your iron (or cream – not shown) table and chairs, you’ll surely want to add the goodies in the stunning retro fridge to your lovely little space.  A touch of that vibrant coloring is sparked with the bunting like a rainbow cherry on top of this GR88 theme!

Stunningly spacious and detailed, Barnesworth Anubis brings to the New Romance theme a gorgeous skybox.  The Haight apartment is San Francisco at its splendor.  Just look at the view from the bay windows, trees and pastels, it’s Spring come to life and the only limit is your imagination.  Let the sunshine in and may it brighten up your world!

All decor & structure available @ Collabor88 March 8th 2013!

*[ba] haight apartment skybox

*{sa} Pup Lamp (Dalmation)

*{sa} Takeaway Pizza

*{sa} Sweetheart Table (Iron)

*{af} Sweetheart Chair (Iron)

*{sa} Retro Fridge {Cherry}

* Promotional Copies – Thank You!




Dress To Impress

Dress to impress, that is what I was always told by my parents in regards to many situations: dates, interviews, social events, the theater, opera, etc.  But most of all be comfortable in your own skin.  I love to dress in vests and bowties, they snazz up a simple white dress shirt and can be worn with jeans or slacks.

Damien Fate has just released the new Edward suit line at FATEwear.  This suit goes far beyond anything else he has released and that is saying a great deal as he strives already to go above and beyond.  The Edward line contains 7 different looks!  You can wear it in a full three piece suit (shirt, tie, waistcoat, jacket) or you can casual it down to the point you only wear the shirt untucked, no tie.  With every combo in between and an exceptional over the shoulder jacket option (including animation) the dapper dresser has only the limitation of his imagination with this new line.

Equally you can buy additional ties and shirts to liven it up and give it that YOU feel.  To see all the suit options, features and goodies, check out the official FATEwear blog.

No matter what your needs are in SL, do yourself a favor and at least own one great suit.  As with real life, owning a black three piece suit can be used for just about anything that arises save for the black tie tuxedo only situation.  I learned long ago that a man that owns a nice suit, knows how to wear it, accessorize it, and liven it up can certainly impress.  A real life tip, learn to tie different tie knots.  Do not rely only on the Windsor knot for your ties!  You can buy books to learn or consult youtube!  My favorite is the Eldredge knot.

The Eldredge Knot

The Eldredge Knot

When I wear this knot on my tie, I always get asked, “Hey, what kind of knot is that?”  It is a great conversation starter and can definitely earn you some respect.  Spice it up with a classy tie pin or clip, but most importantly wear it with pride.  Check out this great tutorial on how to tie the Eldredge knot.  Also check out the Trinity knot, it’s another of my favorites!

A good collection of bowties and ties can certainly change the way your clothing looks, and if you feel as if your closet has gotten drab, try buying a new tie, learning a new knot and putting it with a shirt you haven’t worn in awhile, it’s bound to give it some new life.

Dress To Impress

Dress To Impress

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone
Hair-Atro Patena Neo
Eyes-.ID. Warrior Mesh Aqua
Facial Hair-NIVARO Beards – chopburns_black & elitist_dark
Glasses-Adjunct Eyewear – New Browline Readers – Black
Suit-FATEwear Suit – Edward-Claypit & Void (waistcoat)
Shoes-FIR & MNA The Ashford Brogue Mens Black Striped Patent
What Cameron Is Wearing:

Skin-BIRTH Thor Skin (light)

Eyes-poetic colors classic gen4 – last sun

Hair-Exile 6th Avenue Heartache:Hollywood

Suit-FATEwear Suit – Edward-Ocean

Shoes-Kauna Brogues: Black
Decor-Cheeky Pea Wanderer Bookshelf, PILOT Larkin Set – Cactus Planter, All office decor by kunst
Structure-[ba] NYC apartment skybox
Poses-Diesel Works Yash11 & Gabriel4

Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made

Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair- Pocket Mirrors Adriano

Eyes-.ID. Warrior / Mesh Eyes / Aqua (Previously at TMD)

Facial Hair-Zovo Beard Light, Aphotic Gloom A.G. Magnus Facial Hair Sideburns #1 Clean

Shirt-chronokit Shirts 04 PolkaDot Red (NEW)

Jeans-*Connors* JEANS S&L [M] Iron Blue (NEW)

Boots Redgrave Walkers – Black

*Structure-[ba] NYC apartment skybox (Available @ Collabor88 October 8, 2012)

Pose-STAKEY Gentleman