Carola is the latest release from JUMO at 68 Main. It has a HUD with 25 different textures consisting of lace, glitter, and floral patterns. Parts of the dress are see through, but still remains elegant.
Shoetopia is back, and it’s raining shoes! Shoetopia will open at 12 pm March 25th , and will end on April 15th. With over 50 designers participating, this will be an event that you don’t want to miss!
If you are s group member of Shoetopia’s sponsors (Blueberry, Breathe, CandyDoll, Empire, N-Core, and Reign), then you probably have already stopped by Shoetopia. Members of these groups were allowed to access Shoetopia 24 hours before the event opened.
There have been several videos floating around that shows what shoppers will find on Saturday. I watched videos from Alicia Chenaux, Kitty Otoole, and Strawberry Singh. They all give you a pretty good idea of what the build looks like, and how the sections are set up for each store brand.
While I was away, Ember Adored made a blog post regarding feeling tied down as a blogger, and how she broke free of the stress that tends to come with blogging nowadays in Second Life. When I read the post I really wanted to respond, but wasn’t able to.
Hair: Exile:: Eyes On Me (@ December’s C88)
Skin: –Glam Affair – Summer v3 – Jamaica – August
Glasses: Glamistry Sunglasses PU2002
Earrings: Chop Zuey – Pentecostal Shoulder Duster Diam Earrings
Jacket: …Mutresse… Tita Coat (@ December’s C88)
Location: The Cyprian Garden
It’s no secret about how I feel about blogging; I have shared some of my sentiments in the past.
And I have also had meetings with fellow bloggers:
When a blogger creates a post, it’s comparable to creating art. You have styling (fashion), staging a scene (H&G), taking a photo (involves photography), and writing up a post (for those who still like to express their sentiments). And whereas it’s nice and can even boost our self-esteem when our art is appreciated, I believe that bloggers that are in it for the long run are intrinsically motivated. That is who I feel content creators should look for when selecting bloggers, and not base it on criteria that can be easily manipulated. But what do I know?
Let’s get to the questions that Ember asked us:
What are some of the biggest things you have agreed to in an application in order to get into a bloggers group?
Honestly for my own sanity, I stay away from too many crazy requirements. All of the stores that I blog for at the moment have reasonable requirements. For events it can get a bit more hectic, but that is more so because of the number of items that you receive. This is why I am hesitant to join a monthly event.
Some of the following requirements have turned me away from applying:
- Blogging ALL releases. I have no idea what you would release in a given calendar month, and just because you want to overextend yourself doesn’t mean I am able to do the same).
- Getting 99+ faves /1k+ views on every Flickr photo. Suppose if my audience doesn’t like a particular photo that I did. Does that really take away from me being a blogger? It’s another thing if you were working as a social media manager and the team notices that certain releases aren’t responding well to the public. But that is marketing and research, not a personal blog.
- Blogging x% of all releases. This is the same as the first requirement. Suppose if a store wants 50% of all releases blogged, and one month they double or even triple the amount of releases. It’s not like you know in advance that this is happening – all you see is the huge amount of releases sent to you, and you get slammed with work.
- (For events) Blog x amount of posts, and have at least x amount of items in each post. This can be tricky to do if you do not know what you are getting in advance. This requirement wouldn’t necessarily turn me away, but I would have to look into it before making a decision.
- Assigned stores to blog (for an event). This is not necessarily a turn off either, but what tends to happen is that while your assigned stores still have not sent out the items for you to blog, other stores are sending items. These are items that you want to blog as well. Then the event or blogger manager sees that there are lots of posts that feature the same content creators, and get upset that people are not doing their job. So yeah – this is not a deal breaker but it can get messy.
Why do you blog?
Hey guys! Have you been to the Color Me Project yet? You only have a few days until the current round is over on September 3rd. The theme celebrates all of the colors of Jamaica, and Aleutia does an excellent job on conveying the vibrant and bold color schemes.
Dress: [Aleutia] Bandu (Midori on the Rocks) (@ CMP)
Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Sari hair Browns (@ C88)
Skin: -Glam Affair – Luna skin – Jamaica
Shoes: N-core STILETTO “Gradient”
Location: Field of Dreams
The Bandu dress comes in 10 different colors, with names such as Ocho Rios and Limoncello. I have on Midori on the Rocks, which sports a cool green and black theme. I added some shoes from N-Core that are duo-toned in yellow and black to go with the vibe. Now all I need is an actual Midori and I will be all set ^^
Hello everyone, and welcome to this round of 21 Shoe! It feels good to be back, but I think I will need to take this new computer back to the shop for them to look at it. It keeps restarting at random, and I can’t identify the cause of it
What has changed since the last round that I covered? There is a group fee of 150 L, which I find odd. I mean sure, it’s great that we can gain access to get great deals on shoes, but items only come out once a month. It’s rough to hold on to a group for 27-30 days with no activity. However, I hear we are going to have a gift in a few days so maybe there will be incentives for people to stay in the group? I will keep you posted.
I see that there is a good variety of shoes for the various brands of mesh bodies – Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, and even The Mesh Project. I love the pastel colors for the spring season as well. Remember that these shoes (at this price) is only available for one day only! Some shoes may not be available after today, so keep an eye out for shoes that say “exclusive” ^^
Demo| Slink Mid | Maitreya | TMP | Belleza | 329L
Demo| Slink High| 250L
No Demo| Slink High| Maitreya | 280 L
Demo| Slink High| Maitreya| Belleza |297 L
Demo| Slink Mid | Maitreya | Belleza | 295 L
Demo| Slink High| Maitreya | TMP | Belleza |300 L
Demo| Slink High| Maitreya | TMP | Belleza |199 L
Demo| Slink Mid | Maitreya | Belleza |299 L
Demo | Slink High | 300 L
Demo| Slink Mid | Maitreya | 250 L
Demo| Slink High| Maitreya | TMP | Belleza |N-core Xtreme Feet | 395 L
Demo | Slink High | Maitreya | 350 L
Hey everyone – happy New Year! It’s a new round from 21 Shoe, where all of these lovely shoes are available for one day only! If you are new to this event, 21 Shoe is an event where you get 2 shoes for the price of 1. You can update your wardrobe for only half of the cost ^^
Shoes for Slink feet dominate once again for this round, but there are a number of Slink/Belleza/Maitreya shoes for sale. There were not that many for The Mesh Project (TMP). I was surprised that N-Core had shoes for not only their feet, but Slink mid feet as well. So for those who had to say goodbye to N-Core when they purchased Slink feet, here is your chance to get reacquainted with the N-Core brand again.
Demos | Slink High & Flat | TMP Ouch & TMP | Maitreya/CMFF/Belleza| 329 L
Demo | Slink High | 300 L
Demo | Slink High| Belleza | Maitreya | 297 L
Demo |Slink High | 299 L
Demo | Slink High | Belleza |Maitreya | 295 L
No demo | Slink high | 299 L
Demos | Slink flat men & women
Slink mid & Belleza | Standard, Slink, & Belleza (boots) | 399 L each
Demo | Slink High | 340 L
Demo | Slink High | 350 L
Demo | Slink Mid | N-Core Medium Feet | 395L
Sax Shepherd Designs
Demos |Slink High | 299 L
Demos | Slink Flat and High | 350 L
Hey everyone – welcome to the June round of the 21 Shoe event! As always, I am showing you what this event has to offer this month, because we all love shoes! This event is for 1 day only, so get to these stores as fast as you can!
Now, I admit that last month, I made a boo-boo. I left out one of the designers for 21 Shoe, so I would like to apologize to you all for not allowing you to see all of the designers that was in the round (especially because it’s only for one day).
Now, bring on the shoes!
Demo not found, 395 L
Demo, gift vendor available, 395 L
Demo, 295 L
Lassitude & Ennui
Demo not found, 280 L
Demo not found, 320L
Hey everyone – welcome to the May round of the 21 Shoe event! Can you believe that it’s May already – phew! As always, I am showing you what this event has to offer this month, because we all love shoes! This event is for 1 day only, so get to these stores as fast as you can!
Demo available, 450 L
Demo available, 300 L
Demo available, gift vendor available, 395 L
Demo available, 395 L
Demo available, 295 L
Demo available, 695 L
Demo available, 599 L
Hey guys! Sorry that I haven’t been around much this month…classes are kicking up into high gear, and now my dad gave me his cold 😦 Trying to get rid of it before it gets full blown, but I don’t know…
So! Welcome to the March round of the 21 Shoe event! There are some great shoes this round, and as always are only available for one day only. Now I know some people are upset that something like this is only for one day, because they don’t think it’s enough time to shop. But the way I look at is is, there are many things in RL and SL that last for one day only. And this plays up to the exclusivity aspect of having an event like this. Not everyone can have these shoes, but at least it’s not a case of, “There can only be one…”