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Footwear Expo: Pointy Pumps

Only a few hours left to get to the Footwear Expo!

The pointy pump is such a classic shape — so polished, so versatile.  Some are suited to elegant dresses; others finish a professional suit.  Some are just plain fun. Each of the pumps shown above, from the Footwear Expo, are, I feel great examples, and each shows a unique style.   Sure, you may already have a few pair of pointy pumps in-world already, but do you have any like these?

Shoes, left to right:
Baiastice Claire decollete – fucsia
Baiastice Crystal – Ruby
House of Curios – MIB Stilettos (colorchange – both solids and patterns)
Periquita Chicky Chic (colorchange)
Periquita Q-Steps (colorchange)

Disclaimer: All shoes shown here were received as promotional samples.  I’m acquainted with some of the designers shown here.  However, I only blog things I like, regardless of affiliations or gifts.

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Footwear Expo: Work Boots

The Footwear Expo ends today — it’s your last chance to see so many talented virtual cobblers in one place!

Work boots, by themselves, may not seem very girly.  However, They add an edge to an outfit that can’t be achieved any other way.  Oh, and they’re terribly stylish right now, in both worlds.

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Footwear Expo: Knee-High Boots, or thereabouts

More Footwear Expo goodness!  Knee-high boots!

So, what I like about each: › Continue reading

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Sunday, November 29th, 2009 Compare-And-Contrast, Fashion, MV-SL-Fashion, Shoes 1 Comment

Footwear Expo 2009: Wedges

So, yeah, Footwear Expo‘s going on, and will be open until December 6th, so if you haven’t been, you’ve still got a few days.  The Expo benefits Toys for Tots, an organization that provides Christmas gifts to poor kids.

There are over 50 designers in the expo, so a comprehensive list, or even series of lists, would be a daunting task.  However, I’d like to show you a sampling, arranged by style. We’ll start with the wedge heel.

I tend to think of a wedge heel as a bit quirky and playful, and these four shoes each show a unique personality.  The R2s are › Continue reading

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LOTD March 25th

So, finals are over, and I’m back from vacation, and I’m soooo behind on blogging!  I’ll kick things off with a quick look of the day I sort of fell into while sorting new inventory.

First, a big thank you to all the designers who gave such lovely, generous gifts during bloggers week!  I know I’m a bit late on this, but RL scheduling kept me away from the computer last week. 

At any rate, I’m quite fond of this windblown hairstyle from HOH.  It feels very natural — you can expect more windswept styles from me coming soon.  The aviator glasses are from House of Curios, and combined with the hair, have a very sexy-no-nonsense feel.  Skin is from Exodi (formerly Genesis).  I wanted a simple makeup that still portrays strength, and I think the lips on the Quaintly makeup do nicely.  And, I really like the strong, straight nose on the skin. 

The top is part of the very sexy Urban Agenda set from Indyra Originals.  (The set also includes gloves, belt, skirt, and pant options, not seen here.)  The blouse is sexy as hell, without showing too much skin, and the scrunched sleeves with the ties are a great detail.  I paired it with the Cuff Jeans from Hilarious, which I adore.  They have a wonderful hand-drawn quality to them, and the pockets are adorable. 

The Urban Agenda set includes gloves, as I said, but I’m fond of my +plus biker gloves.  They make me feel tough, like I can take on the world.  In pointy shiny stilettos, no less.  Which, incidentally, are the Glamour Metallic Pumps from Detour — the color-change pair comes in black, red, silver, gold, and white, and they match everything.

Okay, so I think about covers it.  Now that I have a bit of free time, I’ll finally be able to catch up on that backlog of items in my “To Blog” folder, and flood you with blogginess in the near future!

Credits:
Hair: House of Heart Tuli in Bitter Chocolate
Skin: Exodi (formerly Genesis) Candace skin, Apple tone, Quaintly makeup
Shirt: Indyra Originals Urban Agenda set – Leo
Pants: Hilarious Black Cuff Jeans
Shoes: Detour Glamour Metallic Pumps
Glasses: House of Curios Aviator Style Glasses #003 female
Gloves: +Plus Biker Gloves Alpha
Poses: [LAP] Long Awkward Poses
Photo layout inspired by Sasy Scarborough of sasypants.com

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 Fashion No Comments

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