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


One Step Closer To The Edge

The September collection of the Mens Department is under way, and what a great collection it is!  Here are a few highlights:

An amazing steal of a deal 50L priced hair from Taketomi.  Every single color you can imagine and yeah 50L per pack.  The Razor boots I am wearing come with a killer hud with tons of color choices from the boot itself, the toe top and the laces.  I of course went with red and steel toe.

I’m never taking off these brilliant shorts from Barmaley, not just because they have a great fit and so much detail, but the suspenders were a must!  If you know anything about me you are well aware I collect bowties in real life and SecondLife.  This mechanics bowtie belt from Remarkable Oblivion is out of control!  Very ingenious.

I don’t normally like to wear tattoos, but the Ner .Ink loyal truth tattoo is really detailed and I simply couldn’t resist the wings.  My facial hair is from [K]lean Body Shop by Wavie Haller the amazing creator of Sacred Skins and Valiant & Co.

The Mens Department is open, so head on over and grab some great gear.

The 411:

Skin-Sacred Tyler Skin

*Facial Hair-[K] TMD Facial hair – Strap I (Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Hair-[taketomi]_Katsu_Red02 (Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*Bowtie-RO – Mechanics Bow Tie – Barb (Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*Tattoo- [Ner .Ink] Tattoo Loyal Truth * ( 2 ) (Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Shirt-REDGRAVE Tank Top Pepper

Pants-Barmaley Karlo Pants w/ belt & suspender  (Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*Shoes-Razor/// Enforcer Boots Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*Pose-{.:exposeur:.} Top Model: Cycle 20 Intros – The Boys  Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)


* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

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!

Midnight City

Damien Fate released two new leather jackets today at FATEwear, fully materials ready.  Past leather releases also have an update with the materials, you can get the updates by using the redelivery system, please do NOT buy them again, you get the free update if you purchased them prior to today.  Check out the official blog for more info and advertisement pictures.

The 411:

Skin–Belleza- Jacob Tan

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

Hair-Action Darmody Veganic HAIR

Facial Hair-FRUK HOst Stubble & Chin Patch

Glasses-K_gs Razaera 1.00

*Jacket-FATEwear Jacket – Logan – Volcano

Undershirt-REDGRAVE Tank Top Salt

*Gloves-FATEwear Glove – Dexter – Void

Pants-FRUK BioTech pants black

Shoes-J’s Short Boots Laceup (12Colors)



* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Playground Love

The amazing creative force behind What Next has just released this funtastic Playground Roundabout.  I spent a great deal of time on a roundabout as a kid, and later even into high school on cool Summer nights after ice blocking.  Oddly enough it always resulted in the same outcome, I spun myself until I nearly puked and then stumbled around as I laughed at my equilibriums inability to keep up with me spinning my body into chaos.

This great playground roundabout goes great with the What Next Adventure Playground Swingset.  I personally am very excited to have another item to join this great swingset for mon ciel Gabriella and I are planning to have a little one and I’m quite enjoying the preparations!

Check out this great video created by designer Winter Thorn showing the Playground Roundabout in action!

The 411:

Skin–Belleza- Jacob Tan

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


Shirt – REDGRAVE Summer Shirt Adam –  Chequered

Pants-[monso] My Studded Shorts – Dark Blue

Shoes-2Real DECAZ

Plushie-+>A&A<+ Leo Lionies – Rainbow RARE (Available @ Zodiac)


{what next} Adventure Playground Swingset – Pine Red

*{what next} Playground Roundabout – multicolour/with dirt base

The Arcade June – Time Time Time See What’s Become Of Me

The Arcade is officially open!  I hope you have saved up your gacha monies in a milk jar or the like, you’ll be glad you did when you set foot onto the Arcade and hear the chimes and dings of the gacha machines!

What a creative place to be this Summer, with fun in the sun and leisure themed goodies that just keep wowing me with the love and immense detail that goes into these splendid creations.

Check out these useful links for your shopping extravaganza and good luck!

Blog The Arcade Official Site

Flickr Photostream: TheArcadeSL

Flickr Group: The Arcade SL

Join our in-world group by clicking here


All decor items @ The Arcade

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Birth Vince Skin (straw) clean

*Eyes- .ID. Essentials TMD / Mesh Eyes / Blue-Green

Facial Hair-Zovo Lazy (light) black

Hair-Redgrave Chris – Black

Hands-[CheerNo] Hands

*Shirt-[R3] – Tyson Shirt V3

Shorts-Entente Vacances Shorts

Headphones – (fd) Radio Phones – Navy The Arcade

Boots-ILO Work Boot [crappuccino] The Arcade


Call Me Maybe!

Call Me Maybe

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Jacob Tan BBB 0 (Available for 400L until March 3rd)
Hair-Redgrave Jacob
Eyes-.ID. Warrior Mesh Aqua
Glasses-[Iruco] gacha / blow glasses (bk) (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)
Watch-(Yummy) Polyex Sports Watch – Red (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)
Necklace-.Olive. the Folded Golden Paper Letter Necklace – C (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)
Pants-.:villena:. tucked up jeans M/M dark blue
Socks-Schadenfreude Sheer Dark Rainbow Amortentia Stockings
Shoes-The Secret Store – Vintage Roller Skates – Red Leather (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)
Backpack-~Tableau Vivant~ Backpack – Black (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)
What Gabriella Is Wearing:
Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

Eyes-Mayfly– Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)
Hair: TRUTH Crys – espresso (Available @ faMESHed  March 2013)
Glasses-[Iruco] gacha / Butterfly sunglasses (red) (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)
Jewelry-Cae :: Bejeweled ::  Set (Available @ faMESHed  March 2013)
Shirt-Emery – Mesh Top Roback Black (Available @ faMESHed  March 2013)
Pants-Emery – Mesh High Waist Denim Short Hope Dark (Available @ faMESHed  March 2013)
Shoes-(LaRoo) Folded High Tops (Available @ faMESHed  March 2013)

Location: The Nest

Smile, You Steal Away My Soul

Damien Fate is a creative machine.  He strives to not only have fresh new looks for men, but he is always improving on everything that he does.  Today’s release is a prime example of this and a new chapter in the FATEwear line, with an addition of a HUD.  Now I don’t know about you but anything that offers me the ability to have multiple color choices, and the ease of having one item versus that item in 6 colors taking up room in my inventory is win win.

The new HUD has color options and placeholders for additional items to come ie scarves, hats, jackets, all categorized and with the ability to color multiple sections of each item.  Very simple, and very handy, so thank you Damien for making what was already perfect, even more amazing.

I love glasses, I wear them in real life and enjoy finding new frames that have a little something unique to them or just a really classic clean feel.  The Iruco gacha is full of great glasses for this round of the Arcade and I am loving this pair of the blow glasses in black.  They come in other colors, so try your luck when the Arcade opens its doors March 1st!  I was lucky and got the black and red on my first tries and a nifty pair to share with Mrs. Raynier.  

I have been blogging a lot the past few days, despite still being sick with bronchitis and a bacterial infection in my sinuses.  I am thankful that I have been able to do so, it helps me feel less like a sick zombie and though it is a struggle to trudge through the pain when it is so high as it has been as of late with being out of remission from my illnesses, it is worth it in the end.

So I decided to get off of the Raynier sim and look around the grid.  I did not find anything on my own accord, but took a look at the talented Harlow Heslop’s blog today and found her most recent entry had been taken on a new sim to me,  It All Starts with a Smile Sim by Kaelyn Alecto.  Kaelyn has provided this great sim for just this purpose, an adventure out onto the grid to take photos or just enjoy the tranquility and fun of the sim.  Thanks Kaelyn, it’s a really inspiring little slice of heaven.

Smile, You Steal Away My Soul

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone
Hair-Redgrave Jacob
Eyes-.ID. Warrior Mesh Aqua
Glasses-[Iruco] gacha / blow glasses (bk) (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)
Facial Hair-Sacred 2.0 Stubble – Light
*Shirt-FATEwear Shirt – Ford
Pants-Ladies Who Lunch Henninger Jeans
Pose-Poseology Tyler 1
*Promotional Copy-Thank You!

The Arcade – March!

The Arcade is coming!  Are you ready?  Have you been saving your gacha money?  There is still time if you have not been tucking your Lindens away like I have!

I will have the privilege of bringing you a sneak peek of some of the items you will be striving for this great round of the Arcade.  So keep an eye out and in the meantime, check out the official sites for official information, the creator line-up and their amazing item advertisements!

Here is a sneak peek of the {what next} The Anywhere Lawn Chair (guys-red).  I love this lawn chair because it’s not the typical chair you place out in your yard or home, nope, this beauty goes WITH you.  Winter Thorn craftily created the Anywhere Lawn Chair so that you wear it and take it with you which is awesome for those no rez areas, and pretty much anywhere you want to go and sit.  When you fly it keeps you in the sit position and when you walk it puts you in a crouched like carrying your chair position which I must admit had me laughing.

Be sure to walk forward after attaching to engage the sit animation and walk/lift animation.  As always with an item such as this, turn off your AO so that it does not override the chairs animations.

You can get this great chair in many different colors at the Arcade when it opens March 1st!  Get ready, it is going to be one amazing ride!

Blog The Arcade Official Site

Waiting For The Arcade!

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone
Hair-Redgrave Jacob
Eyes-.ID. Warrior Mesh Aqua
Facial Hair-Sacred 2.0 Stubble – Light
*Shirt-[Exiled Inc.] Camo Black Open Vest w/ Shirt [MESH]
Pants-BlankLIne 011 PocketPants_M_Red
Shoes-Adjunct Volteen Hi-Top Sneaker – Red

*Lawn Chair-{what next} The Anywhere Lawn Chair (guys-red) (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)

*Promotional Copy-Thank You!


Unhinged is a fundraising gacha event for the lovely Eku Zhong.  Though I do  not know Eku personally, I understand on many levels, her journey with a serious health issue.  You can read a detailed explanation of Eku’s situation here, however the key is that she requires a prosthetic for her skull because the area where her zygotic arch meets the temporal bone is severely compromised.

Literally there is a risk that her zygotic arch could lift off the temporal arch and push the temporal bone into her brain. Actions as simple as chewing hard food or yawning the wrong way could cause this.  -From the official press release here.

Through a well organized event, full of gacha goodness as well as constant live DJ’ing, there is hope for Eku.  If you feel so inclined, take some time to head over to Unhinged.  Here are a few things you can find there!   Hang in there Eku!


What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hairbase-Redgrave Cruz Black

Facial Hair-Fruk Atom Beard

Eyes-.ID. Spark [Mens Dept.] / Mesh Eyes / Aqua (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Suit-FATEwear Suit Willard

Shoes-Kauna Brogues: Black & White

UNHINGED ITEMS:  (Available @ Unhinged)

Pose Monster – Skull 1 (left hand)

Moth Collection Frame – Placed – COPY

Hanaya- Plants in the Pants (Roses with Heart) WEAR rare

DBS 2 concrete pots daisies primrose & chamomile B

*Shabby* SweetSkulls Stool-Sweetie

*Shabby* SweetSkulls Easel-Rainy

[FI] – Clockwork Music Bears

*FCD* Top Hat w Fiberoptic Plume – Red Plain

Pose & Prop-Misty Harley Unhinged Cane/Canekneel2