Thursday, July 31, 2008

[Decoy] Owns my Heart <3

I'm so in love...and I mean really in love! With these new shoes from Annette Voight of [Decoy]. Not only are there 14 yummy colors to pick from, but Annette has created these gorgeous feet candy with a script that gives you 3 color choices for the heel & sole. Go check them out...I'm a big enough person to share! Visit [Decoy] In World & Online

Other stuff: Hair: Aden, Skin: oBscene, Outfit: Canimal

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hot Banana!

Hot New Release: Maitreya

Cue the banana throwing monkeys! It's time for some more ridiculous banana humor from yours truly. I finally get to 'slip' on a pair (or 8) of the Maitreya Frenzy Banana. Yes folks, a 'bunch' of great releases to soothe us after the end of Footwear Expo, this one follows up the previously released Frenzy shoes, with a hipper more casual curved chunk heel and simple ankle strap. And almost a full month after my mellow yellow teaser, I can officially thank Onyx LeShelle and Beauvoir Rousselot for holding up their end of the bargain. As perfect as I expected, great styling and colors. I love the wooden soles, in varying shades, which make them so versatile. The all black version is a real show-stopper... I can see these becoming a favorite during these hot summer nights.

Be sure to visit Maitreya and take a closer look.

I am wearing; Minnu Skin (discontinued), Boon Hair, League Outfit, Bracelets by M.R.M., Earrings by Aya V - Atelier AM.

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Art of Seduction

SMG2. Yes, that is what I said. And here I go, falling for it hook, line, and sinker... I always fall the hardest for the sleek, sexy, tall ones.

Stiletto Moody gave me a sweet awakening today, details of her very soon to be released SMG2, Stiletto Moody Generation 2 line. She assures me that these shoes are so far advanced over her previous (already spectacular) releases, that they are worthy of the 'next generation' moniker. Stiletto is promising new features, exciting new styles, and as always big things to come!

This about to be released Pre-Fall Range for 2008 sidesteps the previously only footwear line to include the impossibly sexy launch of the Lucky Lingerie Line... are you with me still people? The 'On Your Toes' exclusive from Stiletto Moody herself certainly made me feel lucky, providing me with the first production set of lingerie a full week ahead of release. Now if only I could get 'Lucky', which shouldn't be hard with this in my inventory.

As with all previous releases Stiletto rewards her group members with early shopping privileges, scheduled for *Friday, August 1st. Group membership will likely be closed prior to the launch, so please join now if you want to be the first to see the new shoes.

So for now Dear Readers, I leave you with one heck of a tease... my name wouldn't be Anessa Stine if i didn't. More news to come. ;-P

I am wearing; [PXL] Crys Sun Kissed Skin, Cake hair, Stiletto Moody 'Lucky' Lingerie, Gloves by Fleur, Stiletto Moody Elegant Slingbacks in Black Twinkle (previously released). *note correction to sale start date.

Footwear Expo - Photo Contest Results: 1st Place

Originally uploaded by cherie parker
**Drum Roll Please**
Yes, and here it is...the 1st place winner of the Footwear Expo Flickr contest....Cherie Parker's Homage. I mean just look at the text...that is a shoe girl that would make Nessa proud! Congrats Cherie and thanks to all who participated in this years photo contest. It was a blast too look through the pool and see everyone's creativity!

Footwear Expo - Photo Contest Results: 2nd Place

...I told you I wouldn't leave you hanging! Here is the wonderful 2nd place winner from the Footware Expo Flickr contest. Winter Jefferson's "i'm a real (un)life boy" Just look at those killer, kick butt boots!!! Congrats!

Footwear Expo - Photo Contest Results: 3rd Place

ETD Welly boots
Originally uploaded by Kitty Lalonde
Well the results are in! The Footwear Expo is done, and here are the results from the flickr contest. In 3rd place is Kitty Lalonde's ETD Welly boots photo. I just love this one personally. I mean the boots are too cute and look at the reflection! Congrats Kitty. Second and First will be posted soon. I'm experimenting with the flickr blog option! :)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Footwear Expo Update: Grand Finale

Just a quick few words to summarize the amazing experience that was Footwear Expo 2008. Two weeks packed with fantastic releases, fun events and shopping for all. I am proud to report tha over $850 000 L was raised to benefit the ASPCA. And for us at On Your Toes it was a crazy two weeks that including 30 new blog posts, a chance to have a booth at the expo, and be part of such a great large scale event! My thanks goes to Graciana McMillan, Jonny Tobias, and Iustinian Tomsen for their contributions to the blog. Also, to Jhuzen Ketsugo, Incolumis Lancaster and the others who submitted photos for the Museum Exhibit. It was a huge task!

Congrats to Phoenix Chapman, the Footwear Expo Volunteers & Vendors, Metro Models, Hathor Models, Photo Contest Participants (winning photo information will be posted when we have it), Rezzables, and YOU-The Readers of On Your Toes, the people who buy the shoes!

Authors Note: No need to feel blue just because the Footwear Expo has ended, I have heard the rumblings of a major new release coming our way once again from the Stiletto Moody camp, the latest buzz is about something called the SMG2 - new designs, new features... and don't you just know you need to keep your eyes right here if you want a first look! AS

Footwear Expo Update: Closing Party on NOW!

Join me and all the other shoe fans at Club Shoooooz! for a fantastic set featuring SL Top DJ Azufr3 Catteneo. Let's celebrate the end of an amazing event & your last chance to shop the Expo!

Click Here to Join Us at the Party!

Stay tuned for a Footwear Expo Wrap-Up!

New Shoes from Adam And Eve

Damen Gorilla from Adam and Eve sent me these new sculpted shoes to try out and I tried them on right away. I think these loafer style shoes are quite stylish and they are available in 6 colours, including Blue, plum, black, Chocolate, Grey and Brick.

These are the black version and as you can see they have a nice chunky sole and a detailed texture that gives the impression that they would be super comfortable to wear.

Due to the assortment of colours available you could easily combine these with many outfits depending on what mood you are in. Its a great thing to see mens footwear getting some focus and the designs are improving as time goes on. The shoes also have a prim resizer script built in so they are easy to resize to match your avatar with a minimum of fuss.

Shoes in this blog from Adam n Eve

M105 Shoes featured in Black, Grey and Chocolate.

Clothes from Muism

Shirt and tie from Leather Blazer and Shirt Set
Pants and belt from Black Spring Set

New Muism Sneakers

So, I have to begin this blog by saying thankyou to my magnificent girlfriend Christieanna she gave me a giftcard to one of my favorite stores in SL, Muism (thankyou Nicholai for helping her choose) as a rezzday present. As a result, I had some shopping to do and saw there was some new items available!
So anyway I went around the entire store, grabbing a few items which I didn't already own and some of the new things that were out.

After Sending my NC off with my giftcard purchases, the amazingly talented Icemocolo Voom informed me he had new shoes he was releaseing today and kinda gave me a couple of pairs to sample as a gift (it is my rezzday afterall as it is Monday here already).
The shoes as you can see are sculpted sneakers that are very well detailed. They remind me of something I would wear in RL and they are quite impressive. As you all know I love to wear new shoes and these will go well with quite alot of the casual outfits I tend to wear from time to time.

As for the clothes, I got wayyyyy too much to actually depict here. So I went with clothes that would match the shoes the best, and pulled out my old biker pants I bought on release a while back, and they went well with the new shirt I bought.

So as you can see once again, Icemocolo has done an amazing job in creating some new items that look highly detailed and go well in combination with each other. I think that Christie's reaction to the new Leather Blazer and shirt look as "Thats Hot!!" says it all really.

Clothing in this blog from Muism

*Muism* LS sneaker/Cream.Red
*Muism* LS sneaker/Grey
*Muism* Leather Blazer & Shirt
*Muism* Button Trouser/Green
*Muism* LB Trouser/Black.Gold
*Muism* T-shirt/Buzen_Red

Footwear Expo Update: Hays Uriza

Well Footwear Expo is in it's final hours, and if you haven't gone to take a look yet... just get your butts on over there! Not only will your purchases make your feet happy, but with proceeds benefiting the ASPCA, you can make some animals happy too!

So here is my last feature post for the expo, and my apologies to any vendors who had new releases or items they hoped I would get to. In any case let's discuss these sexy, shiny shoes from Hays Uriza which I found completely irresistible. The Cyndi are part fetish, part mainstream and all the way hot... the shape and glossy looking textures make me giddy! They come in a variety of rich jewelled tones, and might just be enough to get you to the store to see the rest of this amazing creators items.

Visit Hays Uriza at Footwear Expo, or at the mainstore here.

I am wearing; PXL Skin, Boon Hair, Honey Kitty Dress, Fleur Gloves, Preen Stockings, Violet Voltaire Crown.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Footwear Expo Update: Lazy Places

Maximum cuteness overload when I saw these Vlinder Boots in the Lazy Places booth at Footwear Expo. What girl doesn't love butterflies? These chunky black boots, with silver buckles and straps come with a few little stationary friends, and even more that magically rez and float around you. The butterflies are not just particle, they are actually prim wing flapping butterflies that fly. They come in an assortment of exotic butterfly species and colors, and even a multiple species version as a bonus when you buy the fatpack. I couldn't resist the Monarch, since they seem to follow me around in RL too.

Check out this really special footwear in the Lazy Places Booth at Footwear Expo, or visit the mainstore here!

I am wearing; PXL Skin, Armidi Hair, Finc! Sweater, Artilleri Tank, Kyoot Skirt, Dutch Touch Socks/Fishnets, ETD Cuffs & Abyss Choker.

Footwear Expo Update: Solé

Some of my earliest pairs of shoes in SL were by Asri Falcone. They were pretty spectacularly made... and I still have them. But I have honestly not gone anywhere near Asri's shop in forever, and I was really missing something. It took Footwear Expo planting her booth right near mine to get me to notice these amazing Daisy Shoes. The name of the shop has changed too, now its Solé. Just seeing these latest shoes lined up in rows in the booth made me drool. like pieces of candy in amazing shades and 2-tone versions. The shape was really irresistable. I can't wait to see what's next!

Visit Solé at Footwear Expo, or check out the mainstore!

I am wearing: PXL Skin, Boon Hair, Bijou Outfit, UnTone Earrings & Bracelet.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Footwear Expo Update: Jaywalk

The new releases just don't seem to end this week, but it has been a while since Lyra Muse of Jaywalk has given me reason to slip into her fun footwear. Imagine my delight when I saw her latest, the Patriza Sandals, a sleek looking thong sandal with upscale detailing. I instantly went digging for a sexy bikini... and even some blond hair! They come in plenty of great solid colors, and then these too good to pass up 'checker' versions. Sophisticated flip flops if you will, I really like them.

Be sure and check out the Jaywalk Booth at Footwear Expo, or Lyra's mainstore here!

I am wearing; PXL Skin, Boon Hair, Baiastice Bikini & Hat (held), Kraftika Earrings, Cashmere Bangles and Kalnin's Sunglasses.

Hot New Release: {Kari}

The long awaited arrival of Menno Ophelia's Kari has finally happened. It was been a few months now that I have anxiously awaited Menno's first sculpted sneakers, having seen a teaser on his flickr some time ago. I was really thrilled to see that he was able to not only open his fabulous new shop... but also a booth at Footwear Expo! We sure do seem to love our sculpted high tops in Second Life, always room for more... and Menno offers a really great collection with retro and tattoo inspired artwork, realistic texturing and trend perfect colors!

I ran into my good friend and fellow blogger, Iustinian Tomsen, while visiting the Kari Mainstore... he was generous enough to join me in these photos, ty Iusti! Be sure and visit Kari for a closer looks at all the styles, some neat wearable and fun props too!

I am wearing; PXL Skin, Boon Hair, Momo Top, Argrace Shorts, Socks by NC-7, Necklaces by Refuge, Bracelets by Fresh Baked Goods and Boing Fromage (!BF!). Iustinian is wearing; Abyss Skin, Gritty Kitty Hair, AITUI Tattoos, Muism Tank & Kari Jeans.

Footwear Expo Update: Pictorial Shoe Museum

Well, it was another amazing adventure for the Shoe Crew, who, after making the discovery of these pieces of footwear history buried deep below the Expo, resurrected them and now happily share them with all shoe lovers - A Selected Pictorial History of Footwear in Second Life.

150 pairs of shoes, that's 300 feet of creativity. Images collected from volunteers, 'On Your Toes' team members & friends. I wished for some even earlier examples, and maybe a few more men's items... but even still it's a fun little exhibit... and If you plan on visiting or revisiting the Footwear Expo (btw - I see some new vendors have set up!) we hope you'll pop by for a peek... see how many of these might be in your own inventory!

Carry on footwear fans. Shoe Girl, Boot Girl & Loafer Man still have some work to do! See you at the Museum Exhibit!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Footwear Expo Update: SLink

SLink has a nice presence at the footwear expo, and it hasn't really been all that long since we first started seeing great shoes and boots from creator Siddeon Munro. You will be excited to see these 2 latest releases from SLink, the Classic Pumps, and the O Wedge Slides. The Classic Pumps are just that, with the added dazzle of a 'twinkle on/off' adornment on the toe. The O Wedge gets as much attention for what isn't there (part of the wedge) as much as for what is... a fun wood soled slide, great summer shoe!

Visit SLink at Expo, here!

Also wearing; with Classic Pump - Minnu Skin, Detour Hair, AOHARU Dress (with tie). with O Wedge Slide - Minnu Skin, Detour Hair, FTV Top, Crush Factory Shorts, Bracelet from Fresh Baked Goods.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Shoes for the surfer in you........

Today Eponymous Trenchmouth of Jeepers Creepers released these new shoes in time for the shoe fair in a beachy theme that kind of struck me in a place in my heart that thanks to SL i have neglected alot in RL, and that is the beach! There are 3 different styles, Finz, Mavericks, and Reef Rider.

The Finz style I am wearing here is the Sea Grass colour and they are your classic Summertime open sandal. They are bright enough to capture attention but not of the wrong kind if you know what I mean. When I picture a sandal like this, it reminds me of the Reef Brazil ads in Surfing magazines. Trust me, if you have ever seen a Reef ad, you won't soon forget it.

The Mavericks shoe is less of a sandal more of a shoe. These are the 'Ice' colour I am wearing and as you can see, they have a rugged rubber-like texture that gives an impression of strength much like the legendary big wave Californian break which I assume it is named after that killed Hawaiian big wave charger Mark Foo way back in '94 (just to give you an idea of how strong the break is). these are probably the most versatile due to the strange shoe/sandal hybrid-ness of their appearance, so they could be worn with either jeans or shorts.

Finally the Reef-rider featured here in Red is another shoe/slipper hybrid that appears to have a spongy like texture with a steel strap. I wished I had a shoe like this when I was climbing the rocks down to Supertubes in Yallingup one day when I kicked my toe and ripped off most of the layers of skin and procceded to walk like a cripple the rest of the surftrip back in the day. Anyway, I must say these new releases are some cool casual footwear styles available at Jeepers Creepers. There are multiple colour options available, this is just a small sample so get on down to JCS today and give them a try!! Jeepers Creepers at the shoe expo & Jeepers Creepers mainstore

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hot New Release: Maitreya

It's always a happy day in the life of this shoe girl when I get the heads up from Onyx LeShelle that a release is forthcoming. And since I had been teased right along with you by a photo of the 'Frenzy', in a version called Banana, a few weeks ago... the frenzy I can assure you was quite real when I caught sight of them on the model's feet during the Footwear Expo Runway Show yesterday. Well, the shelves have been stocked, and here they are in all their amazing-ness, beautifully made, unsurpassed attention to texturing and detail... ladies and ladies, we have a winner on our hands... err... toes!

Maitreya has gone as far as creating 4 unique style ways for the shoes; Trends, Blends, Fresh and Balanced, below I have shown just a few of my absolute favorites. There are bright hot 80's inspired shades, classic Black & White, and plenty of fresh neutrals to suit every taste. There is a wrinkled and a smooth upper variation, and they come with a resizable pair too. Selected styles are available at the Footwear Expo Booth, the full range is available at the mainstore.

Visit Maitreya soon, try a demo... see for yourself what the Frenzy is about!

I am wearing; Minnu Skin, Novocaine Hair, AOHARU Dress, Bangles by Fresh Baked Goods.

Footwear Expo Update: ZHAO Shoes

Melanie Zhao makes great shoes, the quality is consistently impressive... and she truly works the traditional prim as well as anyone can work a sculpty. Here are a few of her latest releases, these styles and more are available at her booth at Footwear Expo. I just love the Cotton Candy version of the Savannah... pink and blue and yummeh! Please visit Mel's booth at Expo to grab up some of these sexy heels, or for a huge selection of styles you can always visit her mainstore. Enjoy!

I am wearing; with Savannah - Minnu Skin. Laqroki Hair, Bijou Outfit and Fresh Bakes Goods Bangle. with Shy 2 - Minnu Skin, Laqroki Hair, Bijou Top (Diva Freebie), LAST CALL Pants (Discontinued, Freebie), Digital Knickers Earrings, Armidi Bangles.

Footwear Expo Update: Bax Boots

Oh Yeah! It's some white patent leather love from Bax Coen of Bax Boots. When Bax dropped her latest on me this morning I knew exactly what to expect... sexy, perfectly detailed lace up ankle boots. But these are really a whole bunch different than what Bax has created before, these are a sculpted boot... and the shape and fit are sensational. They come with scripted modifiable parts for perfect fit and custom color accents. The white patent seems somehow perfect for the hot summer nights... white and fresh and ready for some dancing in the hottest of clubs, with the hottest of DJs.

Go see for yourself at Bax Boots Booth at Footwear Expo!

Also wearing; Minnu Skin, Gurl6 Hair, Dress (with Feathers) by JE Republic, Accessories by Jador.

Footwear Expo Update: DeLa

The shoes seem to speak to me lately, they tell me what to wear to play them up... and these 'Mika Ribbon' Pumps from DeLa sent me in a decidedly retro mood. Simple great looking sculpted pumps accented with black and red ribbon bows. These shoes have so many things I love, we all know I am a sucker for bows! Kuranosuke Kamachi has spent some time recently expanding her repertoire to include clothing and accessories, but her shoes have always been outstanding.

Be Sure and visit her Booth at Footwear Expo, or her mainstore here.

Also wearing; PXL Skin, Aden Hair, Poison Candy Top & Skirt, /artilleri/ Tattoo & Earrings, ETD Cuffs.

Footwear Expo Update: Runway Show

One of today's exciting events was the much anticipated Footwear Expo Runway Show. Alaska Metropolitan, and models from both Metro Models and newly formed Hathor Models put on a great show, especially considering that a footwear only runway show has never been tackled in SL to my knowledge. The unique presentation showcased designs from many of the Expo vendors, and also introduced some exciting new releases to make us drool. Models dressed only in mannequin skins and footwear, posed on a bare white stage... really highlighting the footwear as intended. Congrats on a great show everyone!

Be sure and visit the Footwear Expo soon!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Unique Needs and a Black Swan

Time for another Footware Expo update. I'd like to introduce you to the Vengence Maryjanes created by Ann Otoole of Unique Needs. Unique Needs has not only very cute shoes...but the prices are so reasonable! Visit Unique Needs at the Expo and the Mainstore.

Hey while you are here...I wanted to take a min to give you a peak at another option from the outfit I'm wearing in my post here, and it is just one of the other options. This is the Swan Song outfit by caLLie cLine. How often do you find an outfit that you can be formal and classy and then funky and sassy all in one folder? Just take a look at the matching jewelry and those eyes are actually contact lenses! Created just for the Black Swan fashion show, featuring designs that were inspired by the Black Swan sim. Our own resident shoe girl: Anessa Stine was in the first show, and if you missed it, the next will be on July 23rd at 4pm slt. Oh and if you were wondering about those sleek boots I'm wearing...those are caLLie's own Signature Black Leather Boots. Also available at caLLiefornia.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Footwear Expo Update: Indyra Originals

Time for another 'On Your Toes' first timer! Welcome Indyra Originals, whose booth at the Expo really grabbed my attention - especially this huge platform wedge sandal called Coquette Noir Sunset. It comes in a nice assortment of colours, and the height gives your legs and unmistakably long look. Love the golden nail heads in the wooden wedge... sexy! Make sure you take a look at all the great styles Indyra Seigo has created... some great stuff. I also noticed a white hot freebie tucked into her booth. :))

Indyra Originals at Expo, or the mainstore for shoes and clothing!

I am wearing; PXL Skin, Mirai Hair, 'Into the Light' Outfit (with belt), Ume Mode Earrings (freebie), Bracelets & Choker by Second Mirage (discontinued).

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Footwear Expo Update: Katat0nik [Stomp Lightly]

A giant leap out of my usual comfort zone, and into these amazing offerings from Katat0nik [Stomp Lightly], and I love every second of it! The amazing quality and range of colors alone make me happy, but when looking at these creations from designer extraordinaire Katat0nik Pidgeon, it is clear she has not only mastered the art of fun sculpted footwear, but managed to create an appealing line of clothing that works hand in hand with it. It's part Punk, part Lolita, part Goth and a smidgen of Hasbro... if you know what I mean!

Be sure and visit the Katat0nik [Stomp Lightly] Booth at Expo, and the mainstore to get these delicious outfits!

I am wearing; All skins by MiaSnow Myriam. All clothing by Katat0nik. With Ghostfire Boots - Hair by Jolie Femme, Locket by Earthtones. With Strawberry Legwarmers - Hair by Zero Style, Necklace by Refuge. With Bubbly Mary Janes - Hair by Magika, Gloves by Fleur, Socks by House of Nyla.

Belles from Shiny Things...

Yummy goodness! That is the some of the first words that roll off my tongue when I saw the Belles on my feet from Shiny Things. I mean just look at them!!! Need I say more? Visit the Shiny Things Expo Booth and the Main Store.

Athena Sandals from HUB

These lovelies from HUB were one of the first shoes that I was dying to get my feet in when I got a peak of the shoes at the Footware Expo! Available in sooo many colors! You must go check them out if you haven't had a chance! Visit HUB at the Expo and their main store!

Footwear Expo Update: Juicy

The minute I saw these I got this bizarre urge to dress up like a Barbie Doll and dance around in a pretty pink castle. Well, maybe not quite that urge, but certainly I knew which dress I wanted to wear with these Sparkly Iridescent Pumps from Juicy. The perfectly pink pumps are equipped with a sparkling particle effect, not to be confused with bling... this is a softer more fantasy inspired glimmer. The release was timed to coincide with Shoe Expo, and they come in both the Pink and a Pearl version. The Pink, adorably named 'Twinkle Toes', touts 100% of proceeds going to ASPCA. Get thee to the Juicy Booth at Footwear Expo and get something girly on!

Also wearing; PXL Skin (unreleased), ETD Hair, Last Call Dress (retired), Second Mirage Accessories (retired), P/a] PERTURB/ation Bracelet.