Christmas Shoes

Looking for some last minute Christmas gifts for your favorite lady? Gift cards for shoes are a fail-proof and perfect gift for the holiday season!

What are your favorite go-to gifts for special events or holidays?

The Scene:

Birdy – Corset Chair (red/gold) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Kalopsia – Gabriel’s Logs Shelf & Metal Deer RARE NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Remarkable Oblivion – Home for the Holidays – Cozy Skybox RARE & Wreath & Mantle Deco & Rug NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
LISP – Gift Boxes
Essenz – Frankfurt Heels (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Winter Trend SL 2016
Essenz – Las Vegas (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Glamistry – Hortensia Heels & PM1002 Mens Shoes

The Home & Garden Expo 2014

I have all to do to catch my breath after my home decorating extravaganza of the past few days! After spending endless hours at the 2014 Home & Garden Expo, I parked my butt in these new Wingback Chairs by Apple Fall and decorated my new house from Culprit until I couldn’t keep my eyes open.

Granted, it’s taken me four days, but I just love the open feel of this villa (minus a few minor tweaks of my own here and there.) The rooms are huge and plentiful, the arches beautiful, the textures crisp and I love that the villa itself could be perfectly suited in a country setting, atop Mediterranean cliffs or in a rich vineyard in Tuscany. The options are endless!

If you love home and decor in Second Life, the Home and Garden Expo is undoubtedly one of the biggest events to catch over 90 of your favorite designers across nine sims. It’s also a great way to donate to such a wonderful charity as Relay for Life in Second Life.

Do visit the website too, especially if you are looking for direct landmarks!

The Home and Garden Expo runs from September 16-28.

Build:

Culprit – Villa Sirocco (mesh) (modified) NEW RELEASE @ the Home & Garden Expo 2014

Patio & Courtyard :

Trompe Loeil – Valiano Fountain (mesh) (copper), Valiano Bistro Table & Chairs (mesh) (copper)
Apple Fall – L’Oliveri, Huge Palm, Tiffany Tea Pot RARE, Lemon Tea
What Next – Amalfi String Lights (mesh) (white), Coastal Cottage Breakfast Cafetiere (mesh), Bloggers Book & Pen (mesh)
Striped Mocha – Moroccan Lantern (mesh) (copper/natural) NEW RELEASE @ The Home & Garden Expo 2014
Aria – Gretchen Vintage Rug (mesh) (cream) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Bazar – Floria Books
Tres Blah – Small Vase of Roses (mesh) (pink)
The Loft – Coffee Cup, Meid Lilacs (white), Enamel Tea Pot, Logie Baby’s Breath, Claryon Curtains (mesh) (white)

Bedroom:

Apple Fall – Annan Bed w/ Curtains & Annan Reclaimed Wardrobe, Wicker Basket, Sketchbook, Dress Form w/ Dress, Monogram Luggage Bag, Woodstock, Fashion Trunk (mesh) (classical), , Tied Books, Resting Easels, & Gilt Frame (mesh) (landscape), Pheasant Feathers, Dolly Lamp (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade & Pumpkin Clonch (mesh) (natural) NEW RELEASE @ The Home & Garden Expo
Scarlet Creative – Meribel Cabinet (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Tres Blah – Gold Mason Jar w/ Roses (mesh) & Art Supplies (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Bazar – Floria Tea Light, Floria Antique Clock, Floria Candlesticks
NotsoBad – Felip Alarm Clock (mesh) (white)
DIGS – Scriptor Word Art (mesh) (dream)
Pixel Mode – The Sewing Room – Windsor Chair (mesh) (white) & Sewing Maching RARE (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
The Loft – Frezza Baby’s Breath, Bacall Mirror (mesh) (copper)
Cheeky Pea – Garden Party Birdcage (mesh)
Zaara – Chandelier RARE (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Bathroom:

Apple Fall – Nouveau Screen, Scented Candle (jasmine), Beauty Is Picture, Ceramic Bottles,
DIGS – Delmare Slipper Bathtub (mesh) (stone)
LISP – Petals (tinted)
Bazar – Floria Bathroom Candlestick (mesh)
Floorplan – Open Heart Book (mesh)
Zaara – Antique Telephone, Colonial Sidetable (pink), Colonial Vanity RARE, Vintage Frame (15), Camelbone Box and Comb, Kohl Tikka Pots, Silver Jewelry Box & Colonial Vanity Stool (mesh) (ivory/gold) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
The Loft – Bennet Magnolia Vase, Oriana Basket of Towels, Devon Mirror (mesh) (antique copper) Group Gift
Dutchie – Cotton Robe (mesh), Dropped Dress (mesh)

Living Room:

Apple Fall – Design Books (mesh), Wingback Chair 4 (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Home & Garden Expo
The Loft – Bennet Chaise (mesh) (offwhite), Roxy Square Vintage Sack Pillow, Wright Noir Candles, Pillow Holder (mesh) (beech)
Bazar – Dining Room Plant (mesh)
Trompe Loeil – Curio Table (mesh) (poplar)
ReBourne – Antique Table Round (mesh)

Dining Room:

Apple Fall – Cat Art, Fairfax Sideboard, Urne de Terra Cuite, Stature Fireplace RARE, Edi’s Lamp (mesh) (wicker), Wheelback Chair (mesh) (country) NEW RELEASE @ The Home & Garden Expo
The Loft – Punch Bowl of Flowers, Alders Mirror, Neo Mirror, Roxy Pillows, Bailey Dining Table

Enchanted

Cherelle Capra from Circa Living released this ‘Enchanted Meadow’ Fae inspired vanity set for the Fae Edition of the Genre Event. It’s mesh, it’s whimsical and it’s gorgeous! It comes in five colors with 24 poses and wearable vanity props. She’s also recently released a Mermaid Version for the same event (Mer Edition) so be sure to head on over and grab it at a great price before it’s too late!

ColdLogic also released the first of their spring line, featuring dresses, trousers and shirts in bright spring colors and fabrics. I’m wearing this ruffly seafoam colored dress that paired perfectly with this new hair from Exile for the Arcade.

With Pose Fair 2014 just around the corner, I’ve had the privilege of seeing the new releases from Pose Fair first-timer Roquai. He has the most amazing poses prepared for this event, including the one shown above. Keep an eye on the Hottie Cooterati Blog for more updates as we get closer to the event!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Romy (america) & Appliers NEW RELEASE @ Skin Fair 2014

Loudmouth – Alli Mesh Lips (mesh)

Exile – Shine Hair (mesh) (bleach) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

SLink – Mesh Hands & Medium Height Barefeet

Fri.day – Diana Heels (mesh) (white-tinted) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

Coldlogic – Ayres Dress (mesh) (seafoam) NEW RELEASE @ The Mainstore

Olive – The Business Womens Keyboard Clutch (mesh) (pattern floral) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

Maxi Gossamer – Teardrop Turtle (mesh) (white) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Circa Living – Nostalgia Rose Ring Gatcha (mesh) (mermaid – marquise) & Enchanted Meadow Fae Vanity Set (mesh) (skye)

Commoner – Award Statuette (mesh) (best dressed 2014) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Anc – Butterfly’s Dream Set (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade

LISP – Coastal Rug

Second Spaces – Bathroom Clutter Set (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade

Keke – Champagne Set (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade

OMEN – Dear John Set (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade

Pose by Roquai Poses NEW RELEASE @ Pose Fair 2014 (coming April 20th!)

Work It

When has Rei2 Aya, designer behind R2 Fashion ever not produced something downright sexy? This new release mesh bodysuit for the ‘Back to Business’ round of Collabor88 is definitely heating up the office. Just wait until you check out the back…

So many new pieces from The Arcade were perfect in creating Peter’s office, in which we had fun coming up with a rather interesting take on getting the job done.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Zara

Iruco – Blow Glasses (mesh) (black)

R2 Fashion – Enbi Suit & Boots (mesh) (copper) NEW RELEASES @ Collabor88

Clawtooth – Girl Trouble (mesh) (girl next door) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Aisling – Bric a Brac Desk Set (mesh) (assorted pieces) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade

Apple Fall – Ruffled Rug (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Boogers – Yah Bettah Werk Beat (mesh) (rare) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

LISP – Jacob Desk & Chair (mesh) (coffee) NEW RELEASES @ Collabor88

Vespertine – Bookworm Nest Set (mesh) (assorted pieces) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade

Consignment – Travellers Desk Set (mesh) (assorted pieces) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade

Poses by :: momentum :: NEW RELEASE

The Arcade – December 2013

Yes, it is that time of the year, and no I am not talking about Christmas. It is so much better than that. It’s the December round of the Arcade! With hundreds of fabulous goodies to collect and yes, even give away as gifts, this is one event you don’t want to miss! Unless, of course, you’ve been eaten by the lag monster. As always, it is strongly recommended that everyone sacrifice pretty accessories, mesh clothes (or clothing altogether, hehe) and any HUDs you may have attached before heading on down to the boardwalk! Really, no one cares what you look like.

The December Round officially opens tomorrow, but let me give you guys a little sneak peak of some of the awesomeness that awaits! A two for one special by Kavar for Exile with this hair and hooded dress combo. All of your favorite color packs are available, plus the dress comes in ten awesome colors!

Super cute mittens from VCO and always fabulous jewelry from Maxi Gossamer and Shakeup! I am just loving the new SL textures inworld and especially on jewelry! You have got to check them out for yourself! Also brand new this round and sure to be everyone’s favorite collect-all are these new ice skates from The Secret Store. We’ve seen so many great things from Maylee in the past and I am pretty confident these are going to be added to that every growing list!

It was pointed out to me that there are no fewer than four new skins available at the Arcade and after having the chance to view them all- I am thrilled to pieces! I decided to show off the new Gemma Skin from Glam Affair first, as the Europa skin tone makes for a perfect winter paleness.

And of course, last but not least, poses! I have a love-hate relationship with poses. When blogging fashion, I find that they have to be just right and when it comes to props, I am all about the quality. The new sledding poses from .click. and lantern poses by LISP are perfect, especially for the winter season!

Again, if you haven’t checked out the new shopping guide yet, it’s a must!

My Outfit –

Glam Affair – Gemma 03 NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Exile – First Snow (mesh) (pepper) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

The Secret Store – Vintage Ice Skates (mesh) (rudolph rare) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

VCO – Gloves Necklace (mesh) (o1 rare) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Maxi Gossamer – Truth Owl Necklace (mesh) (white) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Shakeup! – Luna Ring (mesh) (12) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

SLink – Mesh Hands

Click – Saucer Sleds 2 NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

LISP – Lantern Poses NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Location @ Yuki No Yume

Rain or Shine

‘Rain or Shine’ is this month’s theme for Collabor88, and I am loving it! There are so many adorable new releases this round that I am stuck, so I decided to put a few of my favorites in one post just in case I don’t have time to come back for a part two. Every since Allegory Malaprop of Schadenfreude came out with her Eala Dress last August, I have been dying for her to release another! She did not disappoint! The pattern is super sweet, with delicate, hand-drawn rain-clouds/trees on a lacy overlay. And yes, that is a matching parasol! ♥ This Clouds Into the Woods dress comes in five ultra pretty colors (with matching parasols!)

I am [very] slowly getting into the home decor aspect of blogging. It is still a work in progress for me, but the past couple of days I have really been inspired to add more to my sim, especially when I saw these new releases- the Carmela Pergola from DIGS and the Rain or Shine set from LISP. I am obsessed with anything beachy and fresh- white, light wood, shabby chic, water and lots and lots of light! So, chances are if it is my style, I’ll buy it even if I don’t need it!

My Outfit:

Belleza – Ava (medium)

Schadenfreude – Clouds Into the Woods dress (mesh) (white) & Pagoda Parasol (mesh) (white) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

Glam Affair – Victoria Earrings (mesh) (white) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

D!va – Sayaka3 Hair (type a) (cat’s eye) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

SLink – Mesh Hands & Womens Medium Height Barefeet & Vintage 2-Strap Pumps (mesh) (white)

LISP – Rain or Shine Set (mesh) (white) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

DIGS – Carmela Pergola (mesh) (white) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed

Poses by Marukin NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

Home Sweet Home

I’ve finally got my dream sim all finished! So it only took three months- who’s counting, right? There is just too much to post all at once, so I decided to share the best part – the house!

I just love decorating and landscaping and spending hours browsing just about everything and anything that can be packed into a house. I would say that my style typically leans towards a vintage/classic and shabby chic look, with lots of light and lots of water! <3

What are your styles and preferences when decorating? I am all ears for others’ inworld homes and sims, so don’t be afraid to share what you’ve come up with!

Location – Pacifico Norte sim

Design Credit for the bathroom goes to Neva Crystall

Picture Set 1:

Bazar – White Beach Cottage (modified,) Floor Pillows
DIGS – Delaney Couch & Armchairs (ivory,) Scriptor Word Art
Trompe Loeil – NYC66 Artichoke Lamp (pearl,) Mendoza Cabinet (white/silver), Curio Table (poplar empty)
{what next} – Charlotte Floor Lamp, Charlotte Coffee Table (summer,) Charlotte Lantern (white,) Summer House Window Seat (modified)
the Loft – Punch Bowl Flowers, Roxanne Vases, Morgan Vase, Wright Noir Candles, Strapped Sphere, Frame Mount, Coffee Cup, Pussy Willow, Tribeca Wall Frame, SL Bus Scroll (modified,) Books and Apples, Antler Candle, Pot Deco, Table Fan Mini, Chalkboard, Wareham Kitchen Accessories
Izzie’s – Sculpted Rug (white)
floorplan – Driftwood Clock Gatcha (plain,) the Great Gatsby Novel, Jane Eyre Novel, Pride & Prejudice Manuscript
Abiss – Dolly Chich Night Table Lamp
[Ink] – Damage Curtain, Plain Curtain
BananaN – Books w/ AO
Elilka Sieyes – Pile of Newspapers
Dutchie – Silver Box, Notebook, Espresso
Mudhoney – White Picture Frames (modified)
[ARIA] – Marea Driftwood and Shells, Bridget Vase with Marigolds
POST – Calla Lillies
Awesome Blossom – Antique Fishbowl
Boom Boom Punky! – Seashell Collection
LAQ Decor – Dinner Table (white)
Y’s House – Vintage Flashlight (white)
Art Dummy! – Seaglass Bottles w/ Candles (clear)
LISP – Coffee Pot, Bistro Clock, Lemons, Mathilde Ceiling Light, Vine Scales
XED Design – Yellow Tulips in White Jug
La Galleria – Dinner Party Kitchen w/ Accessories (modified)
Artilleri – Lopolito Radio (white)
Teawood – Morning Coffee Set

Picture Set 2:

Bazar – White Beach Cottage (modified,) Open Book
Dutchie – Summer Bed Bondage II, Robe, Antique Bathroom Closet, Dropped Dress
Mudhoney – Love Is All You Need Poster (modified), Great Day Poster (modified) White Frames (modified)
Abiss – Dolly Chic Table Lamp, Dolly Chic Night Stand, Dolly Chic Vase (white iris)
Izzie’s – Sculpted Rug (white,) Sculpted Rug (stripes)
Apple Fall – Evelyn Throw Cushions (white,) AIR Notebook, Magazines, Cinema Letters
The Loft – Wright Noir Orchid Buds, Wright Noir Candles, Strapped Sphere, Frame Mount, Round Cage Candle, Logie Tulips, White Books, Coffee Cup, Punch Bowl Flowers, Books and Apples, Roxanne Vases, Morgan Pedestal, Bailey Bathroom Supplies, Oriana Basket of Towels
La Galleria – White Pitcher w/ Tulips (modified)
{what next} – Charlotte Floor Lanterns (white)
LISP – Lullaby Shell Vase, Petal and Candle Tray, Rose Petals
Boom Boom Punky! – Seashell Collection
NODE+ – Tableau Picture (modified)
Trompe Loeil – Curio Table (poplar empty)
Art Dummy! – Stacked Cups and Strawberries
LAQ Decor – White Armchair with Blanket
Turnip’s Homes and Stuff – Tea House Tablecloth (modifed)
Tartesso Arts – Photostudio Magazines
DIGS – Delmare Slipper Bathtub (white)
[ARIA] – Lola Leafy Plant
NOTsoBAD – Felip Alarm Clock, Cosmetic Set
Y’s House – Vintage Hall Tree
iTutu – Small Wooden Stool (white)
Zigana – Weathered Mirror
floorplan – Pride & Prejudice Manuscript
[Ink] – Damage Curtain, Plain Curtain
Zooby – Ultimate White Cat

Picture Set 3:

Bazar – White Beach Cottage (modified)
{what next} – Novelle Office Set, Bloggers Memo Board, Blog Desk Print, Charlotte Floor Lanterns (white,) Marin Porch Light
Apple Fall – AIR Notebook, Junkyard Door (Hepburn,) Cinema Letters, Vogue Frame (modified)
Dutchie – Fashion Magazines, Espresso, Rocking Chair (light,) Porch Bench (light)
the Loft – Tribeca Desk, Bailey Chair, Frame Mount, Wright Noir Candles, Pussy Willow, Tribeca Entertainment Center (white)
Izzie’s – Sculpted Rug (white,) Sculpted Rug (stripes)
[ARIA] – Cleo Deco Paper and Pen, Yarina Deco Books Pile
PILOT – Check Mate White
Mudhoney – White Frames (modified)
Fluid Furniture – Large Vintage Mirror
Tartesso Arts – Photostudio Camera and Lens
Abiss – Dolly Chic Table Lamp
Boom Boom Punky! – Seashell Collection
BananaN – Books w/ AO
[Ink] – Damage Curtain, Plain Curtain
iTutu – Garden Accessories & Plants
Y’s House – Display Baskets, Step Ladder (white)