SHOETOPIA Blogger Contest Reminder!

On October 15th, SHOETOPIA bloggers will be announced.  You still have time to enter!  I have put all the information I could here so you don’t have to wear out your soles.

Applications for bloggers are still open, you have until October 15th! Click to be taken to official blog for information.

The official ads were just recently put on FLICKR and a sneak peek of the build too! Check them out.

Official Shoetopia Website

Official Website Blogger Contest Info & Application (PLEASE NOTE: this is a 2 part application, so read very carefully what you need to do for a successful entry)

Official Flickr Blogger Contest

Here are my entries below: Taken August 15th & 17th 2013.  Best of luck to everyone!

Style 411: Entry #1 For Shoetopia 2013

Shoes from left to right
Kauna- Wingtip Brogues
Entente – Marche Shoes
Mr Poet Full Brogue Derby Shoes

Pants from left to right
Ispachi – Mason
FATEwear – Willard – Desert
Kauna – Trousers [LONG]: Black /w Black Belt

Pose – !bang bros

Style 411: Entry # 2 for Shoetopia

Credits: Left Middle Right

Skin-Glam Affair, League, Belleza
Hands-SLink Mesh Hands
Hair-Lelutka, Exile, Truth
Shoes-Redgrave, N-Core, Gos Boutique


And All That Jazz

The 411:

Skin-Belleza Jacob SK

*Eyes- Vision by A:S:S – Adref eyes – forever yours

Hat- flow . Hat – The Joshua Tree (Available August 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Shirt-T-REDGRAVE Summer Shirt Adam – Black (Available August 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Undershirt-Entente- Classic Tee – Red – Short Sleeve

Necklace-KOSH- AVAIN NECKLACE -pewter

*Pants-L&B Pants (Tucked)-( MED) Moto – Ribbed Leather Multi

Shoes-[Gos] Triumph Boots – Male – Oxblood – Tight

Guitar-.:Standby Inc. – World Tour – Electric Guitar [Flame] (for Rez)

Dice-the Dice by Abiss (Available August 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Bench-22769 ~ [bauwerk] Decks Chair (Available August 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*:CP: Crail Bookcases (Available for The Neighbourhood August 3rd @ Midnight – 24 HRS only!)

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

I Dream Of Paris

I Dream Of Paris

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair- Pocket Mirrors Eric

*Eyes-.ID. Warrior / Mesh Eyes / Aqua

Glasses-K_gs Forgen 1.01

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

Jacket & Shirt –Airflow Mesh “Highway star” Black-Gray with white T

Pants-L&B Mesh Leather – Mens Multi Texture Zip Pants (Fatpack only 499L!)

Shoes-GOS Triumph Boots-Male-Black

Decor- LISP Mesh – Anna Cabinet A – White Brighter Knobs (Fifty Linden Friday)Zigana Ladder White & Weathered mirror for SUYS (Out now for 50L!)

Structure-vespertine– extraordinary destiny of mrs.amelie

Pose-STAKEY pose lazy bones

Archibald Fundraiser

On August 11, 2012 respected creator and loving pet owner Gospel Voom’s beautiful cat Archibald was hit by a car.  Archie managed with great strength of will and courage, to make it home after the accident.  Taken to the vets, Archie was cared for and treated for horrible head and facial wounds.  As you can see from this image, the damage is rather horrific.  Fractures to the front of his head, miraculously no internal damage, yet extensive damage to his jaw and eyes, the roof of his mouth which prevented normal breathing.   The veterinary team had Gos take Archie to a specialist and by August 17th he was allowed to return home with his loving owner.

Archibald has eye damage, possibly blind in both, a sutured jaw, missing teeth and he has survived.  I do not list off his injuries to cause distress, yet you can clearly see from the photograph that he is in quite the state.  Hit by a car, and he survived.  That is to me the epitome of bravery and heroism.  For that is what Archie is, a hero and a testimony to the love of pet and owner.  Gos did not give up on his Archie, and as one can only imagine the cost for the veterinary care is astronomical.

I look at Archie’s photograph and I sob, for it breaks my heart, yet to me Archie is above and beyond a pet, a cat, a hero.

To aid Gos in the heavy cost for Archie’s care, a fundraiser is being held at Truth District.  Creators have come together to offer their items for this special feline and I urge you to help Gos & Archie no matter what your contribution, every little bit helps.  If you prefer to donate directly, there are plenty of kiosks to do so.  Archie Appeal at Truth District  Items can be previewed at SeraphimSL

Archie Appeal Fundraising Event @ Truth District

A personal message from Gabriella, myself and a few of our virtual KittyCats.

Archie, Our Hero

Collabor88-August: Just Another Ordinary Day

Happy 1st year anniversary Collabor88!  I know the event is one of my favorites.  I stay up to get into at midnight each month.  The August anniversary round is Baroque themed and double the amount of goodies for you to take home with you.

The Dolly Laundry Room by LISP is my favorite item this round.  Look how homey and fun it is!  With animated washing clothes and a few animations included, who doesn’t want to do their laundry?  Even my kitties love it!  It goes fantastic with our LISP Vine “Vite” Bistro Kitchen.

As I’ve said prior, the month of August is crazy packed with events which have been a blast to showcase in my little corner of the blogosphere.  Mrs. Raynier and I had our 1st year anniversary at the end of July and bought a new home.  August indeed has been the busiest time for me this entire year.

The new house needs setting up and we have so many wonderful things occurring that a vacation is in dire need.  Next week I will be taking off from blogging for events and focus on some down time.  I’m sure I will sneak in a post but Mrs. Raynier has a way of distracting me so no promises!

When I woke up this morning the laundry was piled high into what I like to call Mount Laundry.  The cupboards were bare at Chez Raynier, so I put the clothes to wash and off to the market I went to make a nice early dinner for us, hopefully out on the new deck, weather permitting.

Returning from my errands I tended the laundry which the cats are finding highly entertaining.  Now for some dinner preparation a long shower and a nap with Mrs. Raynier.  Just another ordinary day.

Just An Ordinary Day

Collabor88 August 2012: An Ordinary Day

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO NIVARO- Crow Skin – springtone – nohair_backwoods (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Hairbase-Entente Hairbase – B&W – Midnight black

*Eyes-ID Warrior Mesh Aqua  (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Hat-Entente Mark Hat

Glasses-K_gs Stomp 1.00

Grocery Bag-ASO! PaperBag-02

Shirt-pivaaca Loose Fit Shirt *Green/Bonjour*

Pants-[ JP ]:dsg. Sweat Pants / light Gray / MALE

Shoes-GOS Gators Splash

Pose-Standing Animation from ORACUL-Intelligent AO, Built In Pose LISP Dolly Laundry Room

Decor-POST Haarlem Deco Floor Lamp, LISP – Vine “Vite” Bistro Kitchen, LISP – Dolly Laundry Room – Red (Available @ Collabor88 August 2012)

I Hope You Don’t Mind That I Put Down In Words

“Every artist has a muse.  She is mine.” -From the memoir of Riley Green

I Hope You Don’t Mind That I Put Down In Words

What Riley Is Wearing:

Skin-BIRTH Thor Skin Straw Tone

Hair-Exile Free Bird:Rouge

Hairbase-Entente Red- Dark Auburn

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eyes (Absinthe)

Facial Hair- Aphotic Gloom A.G. Magnus Facial Hair – Beard #1 (Ginger)

Glasses-Entente Gregoire Glasses

Jacket-Sleepy Eddy Fisherman sweater (Olive)

Pants-Entente Couleur Jeans

Socks-Pig Argyle Sock M. Suspender – Mr. Winchester S

Shoes-FIR & MNA The Solas Shoes Olive

What Kenzie Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Melissa Tan

Hair-Wasabi Pills Brigitte Mesh Hair – Night shadow

Eyes-IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Caribbean Blue

Dress-e! Eva Dress (Cerulean) (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012)

Shoes-Gos Pimp Your Pumps V2 – Point Court

*Desk & Decor-What Next Novelle Study (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012)

Furniture & Wall Decor*floorplan. – chest of drawers [ warsies ] (Available @ The Mens Dept),  floorplan messageboard / pastel

Bonsai & Lantern-Organica Hinoki Cypress Bonsai & LISP – Mathilde Storm Candle – Lime Green Texture Change Glass

*Promotional Copy-Thank you!

Vintage Fair 2012 Preview-LOSTANGEL Poses: A Thing For Redheads

One of my favorite pose props for Vintage Fair is the Detective’s Office and Dark Alley from LOSTANGEL Poses.  I love film noir and old detective movies so it is no surprise I had to purchase the two sets from LOSTANGEL Poses.  With the help of Detective Blackheart and Mrs. Blackheart, this scene came to life.

It was a gritty day, the kind that left you just as dank and dirty as an alley cat after a hard rain.  The city was agitated, you could hear it in the slamming windows, doors and rattling car keys.  My coffee was stale but hot, and I would need it with the night I had ahead of me.  A gunshot, screeching tires and more slamming doors bolted tight.  Good idea, you never knew who could be on the other end of the door.
The click of heels, soft and even, the walk of a woman resounded down the thin hallway to my office.  A scent mixed with the pipe I was smoking, utterly feminine and floral, like roses on a rainy Irish night.  I’d been in this city too long, waxing nostalgic about my beloved Ireland.  The knob turned and on a squeaky hinge the door open.  That’s when she walked in.

Noir Amour

Noir Amour

Legs for days and miles of curves, she was stunning.  Her striking green eyes rivaled my own and made me think that much more of home.  A redhead.  I had a weakness for redheads, and this one in particular had been haunting my dreams since we met.  The way she moved was sinful, fluid and feminine.  Not even the flickering television light could steal away her beauty.

Noir Amour

Rising, I watched her watching me.  She had a way in which she would look at me, as if she could read my thoughts and desires.  No one knew me as she did so in many ways she could read my mind.  I could read hers too, it was the way we were, two sides to the same coin.

The case I was working had me full of piss and vinegar, a grumpy bear she had taken to calling me.  I knew a lecture was coming, the late nights, my bad mood, the endless paperwork and all leads winding me up at a dead end.

Noir Amour

Sure enough, my all work no play had earned the ire of my fiery redhead.  I liked the way her eyes sparkled when she was mad, but even more-so, the smile when she knew she had won.

I would deny her nothing, she was my rare rose and I her protective bear.  The case file could wait, at least a few hours for if I gained more of her ire, they’d be hiring a detective to find my body.

The Blackheart’s

What Detective Blackheart Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Ashton Medium

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Emerald)

Hat-Gentelman Store Hat Gangster

Hairbase-VCD  01c

Facial Hair-EMORTAL CONCEPTS Facial Hair Tattoo~Full Black Beard &  NANUK Birken beard

Shirt-[ h ] Mesh Shirt W/Tie

Jacket-[ h ] Trenchcoat Mesh black

Pants-[ h ] Mesh Pants – Black

Shoes-Kauna  Brogues: Black & White

Pipe-[ h ] Mesh Shirt w/Tie

What Mrs. Blackheart Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Sunkissed

Hair-Exile Break Away:Cayenne

Dress-CM Audrey Dress MESH (black) (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012) OPEN NOW!

Earrings-EarthStones Falling Leaves Earrings

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Absinthe)

Shoes-Gos Pimp Your Pumps V2 – Point Court

Pose & Props-LOSTANGEL Poses Detective’s Office and Dark Alley (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012) OPEN NOW!

Fluid-Bounce This Poses: Lethal Beauty

New month, new round of  Fluid. Nothing like a woman with a gun, which is clearly appreciated in this round  offering from Bounce This Poses.  A lethal beauty, a warehouse and a criminal make for a great photo opportunity.  Try not to get any ideas about breaking and entering just to get a hot detective with her sights on you!

Femme Fatale

Lethal Beauty

What Detective Hamilton Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Tan

Hair-DeLa Mesh Hair “Lori” Red 3

Eyes-Mayfly Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Spring Night)

Shirt-[monso] My First Shirt – White

Pants-Izzie’s Tweed Pants black

Shoes-Gos Posh Booties – Black


What Chase Is Wearing:

Skin-Dylan SK

Hair-DECO MESH Sloppy Mohawk (mana)


Ears-AITUI [MESH] – 1″ Stretched Ears

Eyes-I.D. Heterochromia Blue/Green

Jacket-GizzA Mesh Biker Jacket [Red – Black]

Pants-Lapointe & Bastchild Mesh Jeans – Mens Flats Worn

Boots-Gos  Docs 8-Hole

*Pose-Bounce This Poses (Available @ FLUID August 1, 2012)

Hair Fair 2012-Amacci & Wasabi Pills

Hair Fair 2012 Amacci & Wasabi Pills

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-Amacci Pete Jet Black (Available @ Hair Fair 2012 July 14th-July 29th)

Hairbase-Entente B&W – Midnight black

Eyes-Mayfly Liquid Light Mesh Eyes (Glacial Night)

Facial Hair-Zovo Shaggy Black

Jacket-+grasp+ NylonVest+Shirts/Red/Mens Mesh

Pants-Lapointe & Bastchilde S’Wear “Black Heart” biker leather pants

*Pose-PURPLE POSES Guitar Poses – MESH

*Promotional Copies-Thank You!

What Gabriella IsWearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

Hair-Wasabi Pills Brigitte Mesh Hair – Black coffee (Available @ Hair Fair 2012 July 14th-July 29th)

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)

Top-Izzie’s Cassette Top purple pink

Necklace-Izzie’s Microphone Necklace

Pants-Izzie’s Colored Jeans blue

Pose- !bang Sing Your Heart Out

My Own Prison

Praising The Men’s Dept. is an easy task.  The designers have come out and presented the most amazing items, from clothing to accessories, poses, buildings and decor.  One of those outstanding items is this prison set with poses from Lithium.  It comes in two types, with poses and without.

You have likely heard the buzz about Belleza’s new Dylan skin, preview featured at the Mens Dept.  For $750L you get the Dylan skin in sunkissed, with and without hairbase.  The skin has one of the nicest male noses I have seen on the grid.  The Mens Dept is an event that can be utilitized to easily make-over a new avatar, an avatar that needs a little sprucing up or your own look if you are seeking a change.  You will save money and get a great deal of amazing items.

Below is Chase.  He rezzed a day ago and approximately $3,000L he is all geared up and ready to go make his mark on the grid.  There is a little bit of everything available at the Mens Dept, no matter your fashion taste, take a look you will likely find something you will be happy to add to your inventory.

My Own Prison

My Own Prison

My Own Prison

My Own Prison

What Chase Is Wearing:

Skin-Dylan SK (Available @ The Mens Dept-July 7th)

Hair & Hairbase-Aotreo  Sam Rouge

Ears-AITUI [MESH] – 1″ Stretched Ears

Eyes-I.D. Heterochromia Blue/Green (Available @ The Mens Dept-July 7th)

Tattoo-Sleepy Bozer Shibby Tattoo (Available @ The Mens Dept-July 7th)

Necklace-MG Jewel Encrusted Skull Necklace-Silver

Ring-MG Rubies & Fleur De Lis Skull Rings-Shimmering, Sandblasted Glass

Watch-MANDALA Hokusai Bracelet Black/Silver Metal

Pants-Razorblade Jacket Jawbreaker Grunge Jeans Worn Blue w/ boxers (Available @ The Mens Dept-July 7th)

Shoes-Gos Triumph Red Mesh

Prop & Poses-Lithium Photo Studio Jail (Available @ The Mens Dept-July 7th)