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Shoe Fair is open!! (Shoe Fair 2011 #6)

So as soon as I saw these boots, I knew I had to have them. Oh my god, look at them, they are so pretty! And look at the details! It’s so amazingly well done! I just love looking at these!


As I mentioned earlier, some of the booths at Shoe Fair is taken by stores selling clothes etc, and one of these stores is Vanitas Vesture. At this booth, I found this very cute skirt which is just so cute. I have been buying quite a few skirts recently and had decided to cut back a little on the skirt shopping but … well, this one kind of jumped into my inventory all by itself (after I had clicked it and paid for it but …). I love how it works with the Siara shirt from League when the shirt is tucked into the skirt. Nice to have this possibility too when wearing this shirt. And the skirt so reminds me of tulips …

And the skirt and shirt just works so well together with the boots. Ah, the boots. Did I mention that they are gorgeous and pretty? I’m so happy that I spotted these among the many many offerings at Shoe Fair!

What I’m wearing:

  • Shirt: Siara Blouse (Cream) – Nena Janus for *League*
  • Skirt: Polite Skirt (Olive) – SarahTheRed Aurbierre) for Vanitas Vesture (Available at  Shoe Fair)
  • Stockings: N-core sock (Grey) – Claire Messenger for N-core (from Caresse  heels – available at  Shoe Fair)
  • Shoes: Augustine Boots (Ecru Leather) – Coquette Noir  (Available at  Shoe Fair)
  • Ring: Anya flower ring (silver) – Sigma Jewels (Available at Culture Shock)
  • * Necklace: Hopeless Romantic Necklace 1 – XOPH Adamczyki for Legit
  • Hair: Liv (Scarlet) – Kavar Cleanslate for Exile (Available at Culture Shock)
  • Makeup: glitter eyes3 – Steffi Villota for DeeTaleZ
  • Eyes: ‘Sunrise’ Eyes (Deep blue) – Ikon Innovia for FASHISM
  • Skin: Emma (fair, 06 Slate – copper brows – freckles)) – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Shape: Bodyshape 1 (Avie) – Emilia Redgrave for REDGRAVE (modified by me)

When I was walking around the fair, I did find it a bit hard to see which shoes were for charity and which were not and also sometimes which shoes were the new releases and which are already out. However, I think the managers of the event have taken care of this so these issues should be fixed when the fair opens.

Here are the SLurls for Shoe Fair 2011:

Shoe Fair Iridium
Shoe Fair Ruthenium
Shoe Fair Osmium
Shoe Fair Rhodium 

Info about the build itself (it’s beautiful!):

Tya Fallingbridge of Pixel Mode did the build, which is based on the concept of 9 hours, a Japanese compartment hotel. It is minimalist, monochromatic and chic.

Below, you’ll find the entire press release about this year’s fair, what charity it support and more:

2011 Shoe Fair Press Release

Step Forward For A Charitable Cause
Get your shoe fix at the fourth annual Shoe Fair, coming this spring

This May 14 – 27 will mark the 4th annual Shoe Fair in Second Life, where over 50 vendors will be displaying their latest footwear trends with partial proceeds to benefit Soles4Souls (soles4souls.org), a charitable organization that collects shoes and distributes them to people in need all over the world.

Vendors will include Bax Coen, Courtisane, Decoy, Ingenue, Lassitude & Ennui, n-Core, R2, slink, Pixel Mode, Maitreya, and many others – including newcomers LeLutka.

The fair will feature a stunning build by Tya Fallingbridge to showcase hundreds of shoes in one convenient location. Attending shoe enthusiasts can look forward to the unveiling of new releases which will be available exclusively for the duration of the fair with proceeds going to this year’s charity. These new releases will only be offered in retailers’ stores following the event.

Festivities will include:
– May 13: Blogger sneak peek draw
– April 28 – May 10: pre-event Flickr contest
– “Perfect” Fit ballot contest
– Independent blogger award for superior event coverage

Nearing the event launch, a full calendar of events and a complete vendor listing will be available on the official Shoe Fair blog at bit.ly/shoefair. Footwear aficionados can also keep up-to-date by following on Facebook (facebook.com/SLShoeFair), Plurk (plurk.com/SLShoeFair) and Twitter (twitter.com/SLShoeFair).

Last year, your support and participation led to L$1Million raised for Soles4Souls. This year, organizers hope that your contributions will enable the event to match or exceed the L$1Million mark, allowing people and communities in over 125 countries (including the Pakistan, Haiti, Nepal, Kenya, and Thailand) to gain access to much-needed footwear.

Why shoes? The simple answer: try walking barefoot for a day. In some developing countries, children and women in particular have to walk miles for food, clean water, or for medial help. Walking shoeless can lead to debilitating conditions that can severely impact a person’s quality of life and their ability to provide for themselves and their family.

This year, from May 14 to 27 you don’t have to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes to make a difference. You just have to turn your appreciation for shoe aesthetics into something more tangible for those in need through your purchases and donations.

For more information, contact Phoenix Chapman, Event Organizer, at phoenixchapman@gmail.com.

As always, remember to stay tuned at the Shoe Fair official blog.

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