Saturday, August 21, 2010

Shoe Fair: Last Call

The 2010 Shoe Fair wraps up tomorrow, the 22nd, and I thought a nice way to end my last post on it is to showcase a few of the shoes I purchased where 100 % of the proceeds benefited Souls4Souls, which distributed shoes to people in need all over the world.  I will keep the verbiage low because I want to get back and get a few more while I can!  PS. Shoe slurls are for the appropriate Shoe Fair sim.

Nova's Stockholm City Boot in Lipstick Red wins my award for the best steal for a charity item on Shoe Fair.  While I spend way too much money on clothing (and skin, hair, etc.) in SL, those of you that know me primarily through Free*Style know that I love a bargain!  These boots are smart and sexy and let me know I'm contributing while I cop a score!
Boots: (nova): Stockholm City Boots in Lipstick Red: 100 L benefitting S4S
Jacket: Polina Kaestner: Open Trench Jacket in Rouge
Skirt: Boom: skirt portion of Carbon Dresss
Hair: Maitreya: Amber

One of the winners for me for the "I really don't need these but they are so cute!" awards goes to Courtisane for Devoue Sandal in Apple.  I defy you to say these are anything less than adorable with the polka dotted fabric and chunky woven base.

Shoes: Courtisane: Devoue Sandal in Apple: 350 L benefitting S4S
Shirt: Maitreya: Bastille Top in Pear
Skirt: Maitreya: Veinto Skirt in Champagne
Hair: Maitreya: Jaiden
Ring: ((Ripe)): White Starlicious Ring from set: only 40 L today for Saturday Night Fever

Last but not least, are R2's Wainani in Black with my versatility award.  The linen wedge makes it a good shoe for most anything but your heaviest outfits and the blow on top gives it a girlish flair.   I paired it with an adorable dress from Vesna, which is a new store for me, but has adorable clothing!
Shoes: R2: Wainani in Black: 199 L benefitting S4S
Dress: Vesna: ST Black Dress: 199L
Hair: Dernier Cri: Kim 

Friday, August 20, 2010

Shoe Fair: Gos

Slowly crawling out of bed from the worst flu I can remember since I was a kid to carry forth with more items from The Shoe Fair.  Right now there is such an abundance of events (sales OMG) going on in SL but Shoe Fair cannot be forgotten as it benefits Souls4Souls, which gives shoes worldwide to people in need.  Gos is sponsoring one of 4 sims at the fair and has marked down 50% the sexiness that are the Dare Booties in blue at the fair.  They are customizable with 3 different tones of blue as well as Viewer 2.0 ready and easy to tint (even when you use an unusual color skin as I did).  I paired both shoe selections with items available at half off at Maitreya.  Let's not discuss how much I spent, but I had a blast :)

Boots: Gos: Dare Booties in blues: only 487 at Shoe Fair.
Skirt: Maitreya: Balloon Skirt in glaucous
Shirt: Maitreya: BraTop in light blue
Hair: Omega Point: Drop Hair
Skin: Alpha Tribe: Black Ammonite Skin

An exclusive release available from Gos at the fair is the Platform Pump.  They are an very versatile shoe with a black dual tone available so that you can customize them for your outfit.  The ankle strap is also show/hide for more options.  8 different color variations are available at a very reasonable price.

Shoes: Gos: Platform Pump in red: 295 L, exclusively at Shoe Fair
Dress: BubbleSkirt Dress in cherry
Hair: Maitreya: Nimue in kala jeera
Skin: Lelutka: Estelle

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Shoe Fair: Mayden Couture

Mayden Couture has a gorgeous pair of shoes at are exclusively available at Shoe Fair 2010.  The gorgeous Nicole shoe is available in 8 different colors.  It comes with a nice HUD that allows you to select from a variety of preset skintones and nail polish.  There is a cute charm set that dangles from the ankle strap that has a tasteful sparkle that you can easily turn off if you so desire.  Nicole is very well constructed and is a definite good choice for a sexy, strappy heel.

Also, a quick reminder that Phoenix Rising is closing it's doors in about a week.  All clothing is marked 100 L, including complete outfits that normally cost much more for individual pieces.  I've always enjoyed Phoenix for it's chic design and will miss them very much.

Shoes: Mayden Couture: Nicole: exclusive at Shoe Fair 2010 (slurl is for shoe fair sim) : 295 L
Outfit: Phoenix Rising: Brace in Slate : 100 L

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Shoe Fair: Ingenue

I am so honored to be chosen as one of the official bloggers of this summer's Shoe Fair.  It's a massive event covering 4 sims and showcases some of the best designers in SL footwear.  It benefits the charity, Soles4Soles, which distributes shoes to people in need all over the world.  Some designers have selected at least one item where 100 % of the proceeds benefit the charity, while others are donating a percentage of overall sales.  The event is very laid out, with lots of space between stores and a nice juxtaposition of clothing and animation designers between the stores.  Look for the little hay bales.  There are also gacha's near each sim landing point with some great, inexpensive prizes.

The first designer I would like to show is Betty Doyle from Ingenue.  I've been very impressed with Betty's shoe designs.  She has been at shoe making for about a year, give or take, and she has been dead-on exceptional from the start.  She has 2 new releases available at the fair as well as an exclusive pair of shoes that benefit Souls4Souls.
First off is Martha, a sweet little flat with ankle strap.  It is available in 12 colors for 225L per pair.  I paired it with one of the Film Crew tees from  The Mummy shirt is one of three available at the Shoe Fair.  All versions are available at main store.
Shoes: Ingenue: Martha in Blush
Shirt: Film Crew tee - Mummy
Shorts: Fishy Strawberry: Billy Denim Shorts
Hair: Anna in Delighted Blonde
Ingenue's other new release is the Fleur shoe, which is also available in 12 colors for 275 a pair.  Fleur is a lovely, classic heel with a darling daisy detail.  The dress is from Haven Designs and is one of the gacha prizes available at the fair.  Delora Starbrook, owner of Haven Designs is also the architect for this year's fair, so high-five!
Shoes: Ingenue: Fleur in Lemon
Dress: Haven Designs: Picnic Dress: Yellow
Necklace: Deco: D&P Necklace
Hair: Cassidy.2 in Timid Brown

Ingenue's exclusive charity item in the Dianthus shoe in Bloom.  It is an amazing flat topped with a gorgeous sculpted flower.  I own this shoe in several colors because it is so chic.  I paired it with Cupcakes new Loopy Dress in Red.  The only thing that could have made it more perfect would be if I could have modded the color of the dresses flower to the same color as that on the shoe.
Shoe: Ingenue: Dianthus in Bloom:  100% of proceeds benefit Souls4Souls
Dress: Cupcakes: Loopy Dress in Red
Hair: Scarlett.2 in Jealous Red

Note: the slurls above for Ingenue, and Haven Designs are for the Shoe Fair location where they are housed.  Their main store locations are: Ingenue / / Haven.