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
Outfits-Zaara
Hands-SLink Mesh Hands
Hair-Lelutka, Exile, Truth
Shoes-Redgrave, N-Core, Gos Boutique

Pose-WetCat

Collabor88 Afternoon

I have been waiting impatiently for Collabor88 to open for May.  Why?  It is one of my favorite events BUT moreso, this round I was anxious for this amazing hammock from Cheeky Pea!  Creator Isla Gealach simply made the most comfy and pack full of poses hammock I have had the pleasure to rest my pixels upon.  Did I mention it swings in a nice lazy motion?! Mrs. Raynier and I enjoyed the afternoon with coffee, enjoying each others company.  I suggest you add this to your virtual space, it is a must have!

SEY also released a new set of MESH cardigans.  It comes in a rolled up or  normal sleeve and many colors.   It fit perfect and was just what I needed for a snuggly morning with Mrs. Raynier.

Cheeky Pea for Collabor88 May

What Gabriella Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

Hair-TRUTH Lilia – espresso

Eyes-Mayfly– Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)

Top-[Decoy] Lila Striped Top – Classic Red

Jewelry-EarthStones 

Jeans-{mon tissu} Nora Skinny Jeans Indigo

Feet-Slink Bare Feet Mesh

Hair-Dura Boys&Girls*23(Black)

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Glacial Dusk)

Hairbase-Hairbase-VCD 08

Glasses-:Mr.Poet:: Half Rim Eyeglasses

Cardigan-SEY / Mesh Cardigan [Border-navy]

Pants-ISPACHI Mesh [Casual Male Jeans]

Shoes-[Gos] Gator Sport Clog @  Culture Shock 2012 avail. May 4th

Hammock & Table-Cheeky Pea for Collabor88 May Available now!

Spring Into Color

I am honored to be participating in Linden Labs Fresh Fashion: A Spring Fashion Event which will be taking place from March 5th to March 8th. My submission for the event focuses on springing your wardrobe to life. You can find the blog entry here as well as below.

I am also discussing a few topics in the Fashion Forums. Come on by and participate, I’d love to see you there!

Spring, a time to wash away the monochrome hues in a refreshing rain of color.  We see the tapestry around us turn from gloomy grays and spark alive with vibrant pastels, reds, blues, and greens.  Flowers bursts forth from the land and paints the rolling hills with  their blooming palette of color.

As the world washes away Winter’s grays, so should we do the same to our wardrobes.  Don’t let the layers bog you down, peel them away and let the colors cover you like they are covering the Spring time season.

Spring is a time for activities, from baby showers, weddings, holidays, barbecues, parties and vacations.  You need to gear up for such occasions, which is a perfect opportunity to make a few “go to” outfits  so you are prepared for all of the Springtime activities.

Here are a few looks that I put together for this Spring.  I normally wear a great deal of red, as it is my favorite color.  This Spring I wanted to embrace more colors into my wardrobe.

My first outfit is one I put together to wear for the following:

  1. a date at the docks
  2. the carnival
  3. a barbecue
  4. sailing
  5. any outdoor gathering

Spring Outfit 1

The second outfit is more fitting for the evening or night-time.  Whether you are going out with friends or on a date with that special someone, a little bit of layers can dress up a casual outfit like this.  Spring nights can be chilly, a jacket helps as it is not only an option to keep warm but to turn very casual into casual dressy.  I love to wear bow-ties, this gingham print reminds me of Spring no matter the color which made it perfect for this outfit.

Spring Outfit 2

My final outfit is more formal.  This would not be appropriate to wear to a Spring wedding however, so please keep that in mind.  Unless the wedding party requests you wear white, you should never do so.  White is clean and classy, you can put any color with it from a shirt to the accessories.  Do not be afraid to mix your color palette.

Spring is vibrant and lively, your wardrobe should be too!  Most importantly, have fun with your clothing.  They are an extension of you, your personality and quirks, the image you project is the one that comes to life when you embrace what you enjoy wearing.  Enjoy your Spring!

Spring Outfit 3

What I Am Wearing:

All Outfits:

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Morning Sea)

Ears-AITUI (Type 2) Stretched Ear – Human – 1/2″

Spring Outfit 1:

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Morning Sea)

Ears-AITUI (Type 2) Stretched Ear – Human – 1/2″

Hairbase-VCD 01c

Facial Hair-Entente Facial Hair B – Goatee Un &

Hat-REEK Cricket Hat

Glasses-Entente Savant Glasses

Scarf-Entente Voyage Scarf

Necklace-EarthStones Perfect Fit Necklace – His/Silver

Shirt-Entente Saile Tee – Antique & Red

Right Wrist-FIR & MNA Trinity Wrist Tie – Racecar

Left Wrist-Kari Barb Watch

Pants-FIR & MNA The Sheehy Pants Khaki

Shoulder Bag-IZUMIYA Basic Straw Bag/Chest

Lunchbox-[Love Soul] Lunch Box*Red*

Shoes-Entente Cousteau Shoes

Spring Outfit 2:

Glasses-:Mr.Poet: Half Rim Eyeglasses

Hair-Dura Boys&Girls*23(Black)

Facial Hair-EMORTAL CONCEPTS Facial Hair Tattoo~50 % Stubble & VCD Express Yourself – Facial Hair – Corto – LJ – DARK

Watch-Kari Triple Strap Watch Black

Shirt-Adjunct Dress Shirt /White

Bow Tie-Adjunct Bow Tie  – Green Gingham

Jacket-Entente Tweed Blazer – Navy – Rolled

Pants-Entente Classic Chinos – Mint

Suspenders-Kari Schwarz Suspenders – Stripe

Socks-Pig Argyle Sock M. Suspender – Gertrude S

Shoes-FIR & MNA The Ashford Brogue Mens Green Neon

Spring Outfit 3:

Hat-Entente Odilon Fedora

Suit-[ h ] Classic Suit – White

Shirt-Adjunct Dress Shirt /Pink

Bow Tie-Adjunct Bow Tie  – Candy Stripe 1

Socks-Pig Argyle Sock M. Suspender – Thad S

Shoes-FIR & MNA The Ashford Brogue Mens White Leather

Poses-olive juice, STAKEYSupposedlyMannerism

Sole Man

I love shoes. I love red shoes. I LOVE amazing shoes on sale. Combine that love with one of my utmost favorite designers and you get the Fir & Mna Ashford Brogues in snazzy red with stripes. Go grab them now for Fifty Linden Friday! They also come in black patent leather with blue soles.

Sole Man

What I Am Wearing:

Hat-:Mr.Poet:: Bakerboy

Eyes-FASHISM ’Sunrise’ Eyes – Turquoise

Ears-AITUI (Type 2) Stretched Ear – Human – 1/2″

Glasses-:Mr.Poet:: Half Rim Eyeglasses

Necklace-EarthStones  Power Crystal – His – Red Jasper

Shirt-SEY Roll up shirt white

Pocket Watch-EarthStones  Pocket Watch – Louis Silver

Pants-FIR & MNA The 1977 Jeans Dark Wash

Shoes-FIR & MNA Ashford Brogues Red

Poses-Long Awkward Pose

Hogwarts: Your Story

I am sure you have heard the buzz about the new RPG Hogwarts: Your Story. Mrs. Raynier and I have jumped on the creative train to roleplay among the magical masses.

We both love to roleplay.  I have roleplayed heavily in several RPGs online for approximately 11 years.  Prior to that it was D&D and other table top based RPGs.  I am excited to do an immersive roleplay in Second Life!

Meet Sebastian and Makenzie!

Hogwarts: Your Story

What Makenzie Is Wearing:

Hair-TRUTH

Glasses-Artilleri

Jacket-{mon tissu}

Shirt & Tie-Schadenfreude

Skirt-{mon tissu}

Socks-Created by me with a template

Shoes-GOS

What Sebastian Is Wearing:

Hair-Dura

Glasses-Reek 

Jacket-NSD

Vest-Armidi

Shirt & Tie-Schadenfreude

Pants-Whippet & Buck

Socks-Created by me with a template

Shoes-*FIR & MNA*

Poses-Stakey, Glitterati

H:YS Sebastian

What Sebastian Is Wearing:

Hair-Dura

Glasses-Reek

Necklace-KOSH

Jacket-REDGRAVE

Vest-Armidi

Shirt & Tie-Schadenfreude

Pants-Whippet & Buck

Socks-Created by me with a template

Shoes-*FIR & MNA*

H:YS Makenzie

What Makenzie Is Wearing:

Hair-TRUTH

Glasses-Artilleri

Backpack-:Mr.Poet::

Jacket-Artilleri

Shirt & Tie-Schadenfreude

Skirt-Artilleri

Shoes-GOS

Poses-GlitteratiSTAKEY

For more information on Hogwarts: Your Story please join the in-world group or follow them on Flickr and Plurk.

Verve

Today I have been feeling listless yet I wanted to do something remotely creative. Looking through some posts I read that Verve had opened.  I had been wanting to see what AtomicSparkle would be coming up with with her rebranding of the former AtomicBambi, SwanSong & Evoke.

I was very pleased to find some amazing clothing and skins for the ladies which I quickly added to my shopping list to take Mrs. Raynier on our weekly shopping spree.  Often we shop and I pout that our favorite designers for women do not have a menswear line for me.  This is not the case with Verve, she has a male line!  If you join the in world group she has a female & male skin as an opening gift.  For the first 2 weeks the VIP group is free to join.

Here are a couple of items I picked up and paired with old favorites in my inventory.  Take a trip to Verve and see what she has to offer.

Verve

What I Am Wearing:

Hair-Dura Boys&Girls 21(Black)

Glasses-:Mr.Poet:: Half Rim Eyeglasses

Wristcuff-Hermony Wristlocker

Watch-*BLITZED* Legacy watch – black

Shirt-*VERVE* Preppy Shirt (Sky)

Jacket-[SG] 4Minute – Jacket/ Black (Store Closed)

Pants-*VERVE* Wrecked Jeans (Vintage)

Shoes-FIR & MNA*  The Emilion Shoes Mens

Poses-Embody

Argyle Anonymous

During my time in Second Life I have met some great people at my favorite place to hang out, The Pixel Bean Coffeehouse.  One of those amazing creative eclectic people is Swan Ling, owner of Argyle Anonymous.

I often commented to Swan, “Why don’t you make guys clothes!” Because I love her clothing, its so realistic bohemian.  The seamstress has a great knack for patterns and materials, adding some unique elements to make her style really comfy and fun.

To my absolute surprise, she asked me to discuss a mens line with her.  From those talks came a great and equally flattering new outfit for the guys, named after your very own Cajun, Chance!

If you are looking for a great weekend style, something for a date, or an outfit that fits pretty much any scenario, go check out ‘Chance’ at Argyle Anonymous, you won’t be disappointed!

The Chance

What I Am Wearing:

Chance Outfit: Argyle Anonymous

Facial Hair-NANUK  Anders light beard black

Eyes-.ID. Starburst Eyes – Turquoise

Glasses-:Mr.Poet:: Half Rim Eyeglasses

Shoes-Argyle Anonymous Slip-On

Hat- {mon tissu} Feather Wrapped Fedora ~ Straw

Poses-Del May

The Professor

*FIR & MNA* The Curragh Satchel came out tonight and if you do not go out and get it NOW you are going to miss out on something absolutely amazing to add to your inventory!

This is the most detailed realistic bag I have ever seen in our beautiful virtual world.  Creator Rob Moonites took this to a level that is beyond perfection. With plenty of choices of color and the option to buy the fatpack there is one in store calling your name!

I hope my fiance doesn’t mind sharing the bed with this exceptionally hip and stylin’ satchel because I am not taking it off anytime soon!

The Professor

What I Am Wearing:

Satchel-*FIR & MNA* The Curragh Satchel Red Canvas

Hat-:Mr.Poet::Bakerboy Cap

Facial Hair-NANUK  Anders light beard black

Eyes-.ID. Starburst Eyes – Turquoise

Glasses-:Mr.Poet:: Half Rim Eyeglasses

Necklace-Dustarrz Antique Necklace 02 (Coin & Key)

Shirt-Alphavillain Rolled Sleeve Basic Tee (Faded Black)

Vest-A:S:S  Cotton vest

Jacket-REDGRAVE [*El Ganso*] SuitJacket

Pants-=Razorblade Jacket= Worn Low Rise Jeans (Grunge Soul Project Item)

Belt-=IZUMIYA= Tie Belt/Stripe

Shoes-[ hoorenbeek ] SlipOn – Male Prints

Poses-Embody

Misty Blue

Misty Blue

What I Am Wearing:

Hair-Dura (NEW)

Eyes-.ID. Starburst Eyes – Turquoise

Glasses-::Mr.Poet::Half Rim Eyeglasses

Necklace-Dustarrz Antique Necklace 02 (Coin & Key)

Nail Polish-A:S:S  Nailpolish – Jet black

Shirt-NSD tshirt My Lady

Pants-*BLITZED* Greed – Shortpant – BLUE

Socks-SEY 3line Socks[short2]-GR_WH

Shoes-UBU PornStar Lo-Tops

Poses-Long Awkward Pose

4th of July

In addtion to my Hair Fair coverage, I wanted to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July.  I feel very patriotic in my

4th of July ensemble.  Two amazing group gifts from *FIR & MNA*  made my day!  Have a safe and enjoyable day, I am off to eat BBQ!

4th of July

CREDITS:

Hat-*FIR & MNA*  The Independence Strand Hat (Group Gift)

Eyes-MADesigns @ Hair Fair- EYES_NATURE ~ Ocean Deep (Hair Fair Gift)

Shirt-[Atomic] Men’s Simple V – White

Pants-*FIR & MNA* Houndstooth Shorts Blue

Belt-=IZUMIYA= Tie Belt/Stripe

Wrist-[SP] bandana wristband red

Socks-erratic striped socks / red-white

Shoes-*FIR & MNA* The Independence Shoes (Group Gift)

Poses- STAKEY