Best foot forward

I’m edging towards six years in Second Life and I can remember those early days when the biggest buzz was bling shoes. I, however could never bring myself to wearing them on ugly system feet, so I resorted to boots. I had this one pair I must have worn for two years straight, only when I felt adventurous, I changed to another pair of boots. I didn’t feel adventurous often.

That didn’t stop me from buying one pair of heels after another in search of the perfect heels. Then one day, on Marketplace, I stumbled upon a pair of N-Core heels. I blame N-Core for my total shoe revolution in my Second Life. I got my RGB numbers from LAQ (my then already two year old skin) and matching colors with the N-Core hud was a match made in heaven. I strutted all over Second Live with a different style shoe every day. I’m serious, I bought every single style in black. A year or so later, N-Core introduced the amazing Click and Match hud with all these pre-loaded skins and my world just opened up with all these amazing skins I could wear AND match my feet! I was so impressed I even ventured to the occasional non-black shoe.

Best Foot Forward

Imagine then, how totally ecstatic I was when I was accepted as a N-Core blogger and I received every single shoe made by N-Core in ALL COLORS! Okay, I mostly still only wore black, but I have them all! that is what counts! Well, I have to black pairs of each too.

Then Slink happened and I spread my wings and crossed over.

But recently N-Core created the most amazingly textured and detailed feet and are in the process in making more and more shoes. You need to go see the feet for yourself to really appreciate the detail on them. I tried the feet with my Belleza and Slink body and I didn’t have to make any adjustments. Also N-Core kept the the Click and Match hud and saved us from buying yet another applier.

I’m not kicking my Slink feet to the curb, because face it, the options are just endless, but I’m really happy N-Core is back and I’m definitely looking forward in anticipation to more shoe releases.

Best Foot Forward

Body:
Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae smokey eyes midtone
Hair: [ Love Soul ] Hair*093*Ash Brown
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Ghost // Black Eye
Lips: Pink Acid Justina Lips & Teeth 12 Pack – Photo On Box
Feet: N-core XTREME Feet (Rigged Mesh)

Clothes:
Top: [Foxes] – Simple Crop Shirt – Black
Pants: .:villena:. – loose pants gold print
Shoes: N-core EMBRACE (Add-on for N-core Xtreme Feet)

Accessories:
Facial Piercings: :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*- modified
Hand Piercings: !TLB – Slink Hand Piercing/Casual
Bracelet and Earrings: Maxi Gossamer – Earrings – Voodoo Rocker
Handbag: Pure Poison – The Attic

Pose:
Roxelle – I’m going to Ibiza – slightly modified.

Location:
The Looking Glass

Event vs. Mainstore

I have heard a few times these days that designers complain that they don’t really get any visits to their main stores inworld. Some has actually posted the question on social media if they should continue their inworld store, or just be present at events. Then again, so many shoppers have complained that there are too many events and most of the events have the same items with only one exclusive item (which is understandable if you participate in 5+ events and had to make 5+ different exclusive items).

I had a think about that and I am beginning to find events extremely boring, especially the regular bi-monthly and some monthly events. The problem with those is that the same designers are in every single round and 10 different events the same month. So if you have visited one event, you have basically visited most of the other events too (with the exception of a few of course). I would like to see that designers participate in two or maybe three events in one month and then maybe participate in one or two different events the following month. Or choose your events carefully, and only participate every second month with the month in between – design something new for your store. Promote and make me want to come to your store and explore! I love visiting stores and finding other awesome stuff as well.

I think participating in events is an awesome marketing tool, but if I like something you designed and every single other avatar is wearing it, I’m not going to buy it. I’d rather go to your store and see what you have to offer. You caught my attention at the event, now keep my attention at your store. LpD did just that. I love her clothes (and no, I’m not blogging for her), but she had an outfit at The Chapter Four which I loved. Everyone did and every second blogger blogged it. Everywhere I went, everyone was wearing it. So I went to her store, and I absolutely love her style. It’s different and I can style it up or down. And the best of all… I’m not wearing the same shirt/pants/skirt as the next avatar. I really don’t care about the hottest newest thing on the market. I prefer different, unique.

I know that I might the only one with this point of view and I can’t imagine that the designers will even consider my proposal. In a perfect world I would rather see quality over quantity and an amazing reputation.

In this picture I’m wearing a Les Petits Details dress, The Sugar Garden glasses (they have a new store – go check it out) and Ayashi hair.

Give my secrets away

Body:
Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae smokey eyes midtone
Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Marise-Basic set
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Ghost // Black Eye
Mouth: [whatever] Teeth 2.0 – normal

Clothes:
Dress: *Les Petits Details* – *Clelia* Dress Boho (Mesh)

Accessories:
Facial Piercings: :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*- modified
Hand Piercings: !TLB – Slink Hand Piercing/Casual
Glasses: .The Sugar Garden. Shy Megane – Bubblegum
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer – Earrings – Barcelona
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Necklace – Window To My Heart

Pose:
Vibe – Curveture_01

Location:
Home Sweet Home

N-core new release!

N-Core

Body:
Skin: -Belleza- Nina Makeup 0
Hair: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Mesh Elsa Hair [5]
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Ghost // Black Eye
Feet: N-core XTREME Feet (Rigged Mesh)

Clothes:
Top: [Foxes]  Sweatshirt – black – Uber
Pants: *Les Petits Details* – *Pine* Shorts White (Mesh)
Shoes: N-core PUMPS (Add-on for N-core Xtreme Feet)

Accessories:
Facial Piercings: :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*- modified
Hand Piercings: !TLB – Slink Hand Piercing/Casual
Glasses: Izzie’s – Oversized Sunglasses (mesh)
Handbag: =Zenith=Milk Mini Bucket Bag

Pose:
!bang – kick boxes

Location:
Mayfair

Dark Paradise

Dark paradise

Body:
Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae smokey eyes midtone
Hair: *Soonsiki~ Rat *Browns*
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Ghost // Black Eye
Lips: Pink Acid Deja Lip Gloss

Clothes:
Top/Pants/Boots: Outfit Alice #II_RD Style

Accessories:
Facial Piercings: :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*- modified
Hand Piercings: !TLB – Slink Hand Piercing/Casual
Gloves: *HolliPocket* Drinkin bout YOU Armies-Set 2
Goggles: *DL* Kimiko – Aviator Steampunk Goggles
Tattoo: PMS – Caught In A Web Tattoo

Pose:
Marukin – Buttermilk

Location:
Home sweet Home

Life at best

Life at best

Body:
Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae smokey eyes midtone
Hair: – *Dura* DBG52 -Men’s -Dark Brown
Eyes: – Blow-Up – Evil Eyes  – The Body Modification Expo
Teeth: [whatever] Teeth 2.0 – normal

Clothes:
Romper: DRIFT Rayna Romper [MESH] Cotton (8 Colors)
Socks: Izzie’s – Knee Socks (Basics)
Boots: REIGN.- Fiona Boots- Black – N°21

Accessories:
Facial Piercings: :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*- modified
Shoulder Chain: [ SAKIDE ] Kaalla Shoulders Skull – The Body Modification Expo
Septum Piercing: !TLB – Skele Septum Piercing – The Body Modification Expo
Headpiece: Hollyweird – headpiece – The Body Modification Expo
Tattoo: [ SAKIDE ] Kandra Tattoo – The Body Modification Expo
Hand Piercings: !TLB – Slink Hand Piercing/Casual – The Body Modification Expo

Pose:
::TI:: Poses Pack Cuteh

Location:
Home sweet Home

I’m already there…

Body:
Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae smokey eyes midtone
Hair: – .EMBW. Halloween Hair Gift .White  – Group Gift!
Eyes: – Blow-Up – Evil Eyes  – The Body Modification Expo
Teeth: [whatever] Teeth 2.0 – normal

I'm already there

Clothes:
Dress: {dollle*} 093 Bloody Ghostly Nightgown – #1 – Bloody Horror Fair
Doll: Raggedy Ann Doll

I'm already there

Accessories:

Facial Piercings: :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*- modified

Pose:
Marukin – Buttermilk

Location:
Bloody Horror Fair 

Skulls and Hearts

Body:
Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae smokey eyes midtone
Hair: +elua+ Ursula_Darkbrown
Eyes: BabyDoll. Crystal Eyes – The Body Modification Expo
Teeth: [whatever] Teeth 2.0 – normal

Clothes:
Top: IAF Mesh Leather Sleeve Top (Lesser Black) (with appliers)
Pants: Creep – Riot Pants
Tights: Izzie’s – Knee Socks (Basics)
Shoes: Blah. (My Delight Platforms) Black (Slink High Feet) – The Body Modification Expo

Skulls and Hearts

Accessories:
Neck piercings: – .HoD. – E L E G Y Body Paint TANGO Applier & Chest Dermals
Facial Piercings: :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*- modified
Ears: AITUI – Ear System: Gen 4, Heart Plugs  – The Body Modification Expo
Tattoo: -Endless Pain Tattoos- Moth  – The Body Modification Expo
Headband: [geek.] DIY Headband Black

Pose:
Model Poses – Aeris 6

Location:
Home Sweet Home