Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fly High with these Aviator Boots by Gos


As I'm typing this, I realize this is my third boot post in a row. Maybe it's the cooler weather in real life, but really, I think it's just that the boots being released are just amazing. Today Gospel Voom of Gos released the absolutely stunning sculpted Amelia Aviator boots. (A version of these boots called Yeager was also released, so guys, don't feel left out!) Gos has really outdone himself with these boots. The textures and details are so realistic, especially the worn leather. There are five colors - Black, Camel, Chocolate, Tan, and Worn - each used at least once in my pictures because they are all just gorgeous. The metal detailing is colored to coordinate each individual leather and there is a tight and loose option for wearing.


Another option included are socks. You can choose to show the socks in one of sixteen colors or hide the socks to completely customize your look. Aviators... Engineer boots... whatever you want to call them, you want these boots and you want to fatpack them.

Visit GOS to demo the Aviator Boots and pick up a fatpack of your own.

Designer: Gospel Voom
Shoe: GOS - Aviator Boots (Amelia)

Hair: Truth - Blair 2
Skin: Belleza - Chloe
Eyes: Aphotic Gloom - Clarus Eyes
Lashes: Lelutka - 2011 Lashes
Dress: Kyoot - Low Back Ruffle Mini Dress
Belt: The Boutique - Belt modded and removed from Crocodile Suede Skirt
Leggings: Atomic - Floral Leggings

Poses: Estetica

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nardcotix Iceli Spiked Stilettos

I've been wearing Nardcotix's Iceli Spiked Stilettos for the last couple of weeks and I have to say, they are my new favorite shoes of the moment. Nardcotix creates wonderful shoes and when they had a small sale I couldn't resist purchasing a couple of pairs to add to my shoe collection. If you haven't taken the time to visit Nardcotix I suggest you do, the shoes are wonderful and can't be passed up.

What I fell in love with most about these stilettos are the metal studs that surround the shoe as well as the bow highlighting the front. To me these shoes have the perfect amount of edgy style to them which made it only natural to wear when I began looking for a shoe to accessorize the Metallic Corset Dress from Nylon Outfitters.  

The Iceli spiked Stiletto is available as full spike version (not shown) as a separate purchase. The full spike version is slightly different because the studs are all over the shoe and are black rather than metalic. Both versions of the shoe are available in ten color options.

The Look- Spiked
Hair-Truth- Janice- Dark browns
Skin-Adam and Eve- Paige- Natural
Tattoo- L. Fauna- Maryilyn
Dress-Nylon Outfitters- Metallic Corset Dress- Black (Collab 88 exclusive)
Shoes- Nardocotix-Spiked Stiletto- Black
Pose Prop set- Glitterati-Garage

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Meet Charlotte

On Your Toes - Charlotte by Haberdashery

As the weather gets cooler for many of us in the real world, SL seasons seem to change as well. Lately the most amazing boots have been created by some of SL's most well-known creators. What's more exciting though, is when a brand new store emerges. On Friday, a new store called Haberdashery opened and the Charlotte Riding Boots were part of its inaugural release.

On Your Toes - Charlotte by Haberdashery

Available in six colors - Black, Chestnut, Grey, Natural, Mahogany, and Walnut - these belted boots are a great start for the brand. The Charlotte Riding Boots are sculpted and include a plain boot as well as a socked version. My favorite is the Mahogany leather... It's just so rich looking. The one thing I'd like to see is the shoe part of the boot to be a little taller and a little less flat. The colors of these boots are rich and gorgeous - a great way to round out Haberdashery's casual collection. I can't wait to watch this brand grow!

Designer: Izzy Roberts
Shoe: Haberdashery - Charlotte Riding Boots

Hair: Truth - Janice
Skin: Belleza - Chloe
Eyes: Aphotic Gloom - Clarus Eyes
Lashes: Lelutka - 2011 Lashes
Dress: Celoe - Chelsea Dress
Socks: Maitreya - Moxie
Necklace: MOOD - Infinity
Poses: !Bang

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Nina by Insolence


Nina is the newly released mesh, knee-high boot from Insolence. These boots are just gorgeous and look like buttery leather with a classic silhouette and stacked heel. They are mesh and come in three sizes - small, medium, and large. The medium sized boots fit me perfectly. Mesh has really improved the look of boots in SL. They move with the avatar legs in poses and are one fluid piece.


Nina is available in six colors - black, brown, cream, pink, purple, and white. These boots are perfect for wearing with jeans, skirts, and just about anything else you can think of. I've gone more casual with a sweater and jeans from Mon Tissu, accessorized with the amazing Chaos ensemble from MOOD.

Visit Insolence to demo Nina for yourself and pick up a pair, or the whole fatpack.

Designer: Camilla Yosuke
Shoes: Insolence - Nina Boots **Mesh

Hair: Truth - Valeska
Skin: Belleza - Chloe
Eyes: Aphotic Gloom - Clarus Eyes
Lashes: Lelutka - 2011 Lashes
Sweater: Mon Tissu - Prudence Cardigan
Tank: Mon Tissu - Cropped Tank
Jeans: Mon Tissu - 1929 Cigarette Jeans
Necklace: MOOD - Chaos Choker
Poses: /GEEZ/

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Viva la Vintage

A long time ago, when I first discovered Second Life, my real life twin sister and I came up with the notion of opening our very own Retro themed burlesque club, a classy joint that would be as much about friends as it was about great music, PIN UPS was soon born. At that time there were a few retro designers in SL; Antonia Marat of artilleri, Nefaria Abel of Ivalde, and new up and comer, Betty Doyle of Ingenue, were among the best. We realized very early on, that combining our love of retro fashion with our night club was a winning choice, and it wasn't long before the idea mushroomed into a labour of love named Retrology.

My retro roots run deep, and my love of the vintage designers, new and old, in SL has never diminished. With the opening of Vintage Fair, CHIC Management's daring new venture, it gives me great pleasure to see that despite the fact that Retrology is long gone, Vintage and our love of it, is still very much alive!

What I was hungering for, some new vintage inspired heels, Esther in 4 beautiful shades, were delivered to me this afternoon from the hands of the talented Nardya Rousselot of Nardcotix. She manage to stop me in my tracks when she also delivered this gorgeous dress and chapeau too! An outfit that was just too easy to put together with a little help from Caroline's Jewelry, Curio and oOo Studios poses, all new releases that can be found at Vintage Fair 2011!

I  urge you to embrace retro in SL, and pay the fair a visit or two over the next few weeks, there are so many lovely creations to explore, not just women's fashion, but also men's clothing and hair, home decor and novelties. So no matter if your inner avatar is a silver screen starlet, pin up girl, or rockabilly baby, there is something for everyone at the incredible Vintage Fair. Viva la Vintage!

The Stuff;

The Shoes: NX-Nardcotix, Esther Shoes, All Colors. *Vintage Fair Release*

Skin: Curio/Gala Phoenix,  Sundust [Dark] Vintage-Ritz 1 *Vintage Fair Release*
Cosmetic Tattoos: Curio/Gala Phoenix, Vintage Brow Pencil. *Vintage Fair Release* & TuTy's - dark brown base hair. 
Hair: TuTy's - Romantic - Vintage hairstyle '40s - dark brown.
Eyes: MADesigns, PROMISE eyes - brown pale 15.

Dress: NX-Nardcotix, Riva Black Dress *Vintage Fair Release*
Hosiery: INSOLENCE, Light Tan Seamed Stockings.
Accessories: Caroline's Jewelry, Onyx Trillion Ring Silver. & Caroline's Jewelry, Simple Pearl Drop Set. *Vintage Fair Release*
Clutch: Orta, Stella Clutch in Ruby (Silver).
Hat: NX-Nardcotix, Innocence Claude Brick.*Vintage Fair Release*

 Poses by oOo Studio. *Vintage Fair Release*

***Note: At time of posting NX-Nardcotix may not yet be set up for sale at Vintage Fair, you can expect them to be available as soon as the creator is able to place them on the Sim. Thank you!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fall into the Glitter


Earlier this week, Siddean Munro of SLink released the absolutely gorgeous Glitter Peeptoe pumps. There really seems to be a vintage trend going on right now in the SL fashion community and these pumps are the perfect finishing touch. They are sparkly and feminine and just oh so cute. These shoes are mesh which means you need to be in a viewer that supports mesh in order to view them properly. They are available in eleven colors as well as a fatpack. The individual colors include two bow color options - matching and black - but the fatpack allows for complete customization by allowing you to mix and match all eleven colors. HUDs are included for resize/skin matching/nail color, nail tinting, size tweaking and the fatpack includes a HUD for bow and shoe texture changing.


I love these shoes so much. Before you try to match your skin tone to these shoes, you definitely will want to check out Siddean's tutorial video on how to quickly and easily get a perfect match. The video was easy to follow along with and I was able to get a really good match on my skin. Obviously you can't expect the shading and highlighting of the skin and foot to be identical, but using the blender layers that are included with the shoes really helps with this. The tinting was the quick part for me thanks to the video, but getting the correct sizing took me awhile. As you can see, a good fit is attainable with time and patience - and these shoes are totally worth that.

Visit SLink for a demo of the Glitter Peeptoes and pick up a pair, or fatpack, for yourself.

Designer: Siddean Munro
Shoes: SLink - Glitter Peeptoe Pumps **Mesh

Hair: Truth - Delia
Skin: Belleza - Chloe
Eyes: Aphotic Gloom - Clarus Eyes
Lashes: Lelutka - 2011 Lashes
Dress: Ingenue @ Collabor88 - Brie **Mesh
Necklace & Earrings: MOOD - Chaos
Bracelet: Earthstones - Jiya
Bracelet: Muse - Blanche
Poses: oOo, Olive Juice, Estetica

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I went "Kookie" for These Shoes!

I want to apologize for my little break from blogging lately.  Things in real life had caught up with me, but I am planning on spending a little more time back in Second Life again!  Yay ;)  

My main inspiration for this outfit and why I purchased these lovely shoes I am because I fell in love with the new dress from /artilleri/ and needed some fabulous footwear to show it off properly!  These Kookie pumps saved the day!  I love everything about them, they are retro enough to pull off this look, but modern enough to wear with updated looks as well.  I have always been very impressed with the brand.  Check it out!  Hope you like it as much as I do!

Skin ~ LAQ ~ Lovisa/Fair 
Eyeliner ~ *BOOM* ~ Midas Touch Liner 
Hair ~ [LeLutka] ~ Marie/Irish Red 
Dress ~ /artilleri/ ~ Jennie Dress/Red 
Tights ~ The Secret Store ~ Blue wool tights 
Bracelet ~ Dark Mouse ~ Wild Leaves Bangles/Gold 
Heels ~ :Kookie: ~ Vo Pumps/Green Grass 
Pose ~ (pda) ~ Pack One @ Collabor88 


Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Little Bit of Magic

I am slowly embracing Mesh, it took me a while, I am typically cautious and wary of viewer updates and often wait till the kinks are worked out before I buy in to the hype. Here I am, a believer, and although I don't think Mesh is anywhere near it's full potential in SL fashion, there are glimmers of greatness and some very beautiful applications of the technology. Lucky for me, Nardya Rousselot of Nardcotix has released her first pair of Mesh shoes, these beyond amazing NX Zoe Platforms, they posses a sophistication and timeless oxford style that cannot be ignored. They are pure magic.

Even more magical, these shoes have been released as part of a fundraising effort, as part of O Glam's Birthday celebration, these exclusive shoes (in Monochrome color) are donating 50% of the proceeds towards the United Nations World Food Program, in aid of Crisis in the Horn of Africa. These shoes are exclusively available at Nardcotix's O Glam location. You will also find a variety of other great footwear at 50% Off in this location, and what could be better than that?

I let the shoes inspire the rest of my look, all I need is a bowler hat and some taps and I am ready for a Fosse dance number, too bad I can't dance. Though hidden in a gorgeous mass of LeLutka Hair, the Paper Couture Tulle Wrapped Earrings added an element of sparkle that I loved for this look. All in all, a little bit of magic goes a long way!

Please visit Nardcotix at O Glam for these great shoes for a great cause!

The stuff;
Shoes: Nardcotix (NX), Zoe Platform - Monochrome.

Skin: PXL Gaia, SunKissed MEB.
Skin Tattoos: PXL Gaia, SK Red Lips & Emo Eyes.
Hairbase & Hair: LeLutka, MARIA in Walnut Whip and matching Hairbase.

Top: VictoriaV, Gill Bouse, Cream.
Bottoms: Gawk!, Ultra High Waist Panties, Black.

Earrings: Paper Couture, Tulle Wrapped Earrings.

Poses by GEEZ.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

In the Mode for Love

It is absolutely Fall right now, the leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and the Mesh... well, it's everywhere, and aren't we lucky? Pixel Mode (PM) has released a charming new style, Luna, in several fabrications that are perfect for this time of year; wood, leather, and velvet, all in shades that speak to the season and what is to follow.

For those of us that appreciate the ability to customize the look of our favorite footwear, the Luna Shoes are equipped with easy to use HUDs, that depending on the shoes you buy, will allow you to alter the color of the wood sole, and the leather undersole, and for fun, the shoes come in a bowed and a bow free variation, these smart little bows can be worn in various rich colors and fabrics.

If you are looking for some easy to wear shoes that will compliment your growing Mesh wardrobe, the Lunas are a perfect choice. Tya Fallingbridge has also gone that extra step and created coordinating wood accessories that will match your shoes, so please be sure to check these out when you visit PM. Remember to use an approved Mesh enabled viewer to appreciate these creations. Happy Shopping!

You will find the PM Luna Footwear collection at Pixel Mode.

The stuff;

Shoes: Pixel Mode, PM Luna - Leather Woods, Red. (main pic)

Skin: PXL, Unreleased Beta.
Skin Tattoos: Truth Hairbases, toffee.
Other: PXL, Mouth Open Add-On.
Hair: LeLutka, Swift 2 - Glucose.

Outfit: DCNY, Mesh Knit Dress, Crimson. & Stellar, Jeggings, Medium Blue.
Accessories: Pixel Mode, PM Luna Wood Necklace & Earrings (Cherry Wood). & Maitreya, Prim Socks, Bistre. &  YS&YS, Cala Saona Bag, Mompracen.

Poses by Everglow.