Chic Critique Upgrade Complete

I’ve moved all the blogs on Chic Critique’s blogroll to the new reader except those with errors, which we are working on (there was only a couple). I removed a bunch of blogs if they haven’t posted in more than 3 months. Of course, if you are removed and start blogging again, just let us know and we’d happy to add you again. Thanks again for the understanding while we were upgrading!

A Chilly Breeze

Somehow, summer seems to have come and gone already. School has already started up for so many, work vacations are over until the holidays and every once in a while there is now a breeze that gives me goosebumps. This new hair from fri.day called Hilary came out a couple days ago and spurred me to start my fall looks. I love red hair for autumn, it seems to fit the weather and all the colors in nature so I decided to be a carrot top and worked everything else around that as well. You can get the Hilary style in color packs of 4 for L$ 250 each or all 20 for L$ 875.

Speaking of hair, the Hair Fair will start on September 4 and this year this is a group you can join beforehand so that you can try the demos without having to go to the sims and collect them. The group is called “Hair Fair DEMO Group” and is free to join.

Credits:

Skin: .:Vive9:., Iman – Porter [Oil] (1 of 2 new group gifts)
Hair: fri.day, Hilary – Passionate Red
Eyes: Exodi, Au Naturel Eyes (Brown)
Earrings: Dark Mouse, Bank’s Closed Earring – Copper
Jacket: Maitreya, Camden Jacket – Sepia
Dress: Trubble, Jenica Red
Bag: Dark Mouse, Silk Clutch (red)
Boots: Bax Coen Designs, BAX Prestige Boots Silver
Poses: AnaLu *freshposes* 445 and 422 (close-up)

Flowery and Such…

Not many words today…I got this new Raina hair from fri.day and upon hearing that they wouldn’t be making many new hairstyles after hair fair this year, became a bit sad. I tried to cheer myself with this fun look. As always, you can pickup the Raina style for L$ 250 for a 4 pack of colors, or L$ 875 for every color (that’s 20).

Credits:

Hair: fri.day, Raina – Moody Brown
Skin: Tuli, The Dressing Room LE :: Gina 03
Eyes: Aimesi, Eyes Green2
Flower in hair: *FUEL*, Flowery peacock Wear
Jumpsuit: JUJU, Liberty print salopette* + Short
Sunglasses: **Ray Skin**, +DecoGlass+ (White)
Bangle: MANDALA, TAKARA Bangle/metal white (part of set)
Shoes: Sole Sisters, Monica – snaker
Shape: My own.
Pose: AnaLu, *fresh poses* 450 and 469 (close up)

Shoe Fair 2010: N-core CHERIE in Exclusive Zebra

The shoe fair this year was certainly good to me, I found many exclusive items that I was unable to turn down! That wasn’t so good for my wallet of course, but it’s more than worth it to me considering that the profits are going to the Soles4Souls charity.  These XtremeHeel CHERIE shoes from N-Core come in the zebra pattern only for the fair and 100% of L$ 595 you pay for them are going to the charity. They are viewer 2.0+ ready and come with an easy to use HUD to tint the toes, change nail color and so on. I find that this is one of the easiest HUDs to use so if you hate tinting prim toes as much as I do, you probably won’t have any issues with this one.

Credits:

Hair: ploom, Dot – Brown (Platinum Hunt item)
Skin: ATOMIC, Audri_Honey – Stumble 2
Eyes: Aimesi, Green2
Jacket: ATOMIC, Ritzy Blazer – Black (Platinum Hunt item)
Dress: Kyoot, Low Back Ruffle Mini Dress – Taupe
Bag: *MayoNaise*, Too Large A Woven Bag – Emerald (previous gatcha item)
Shoes: N-core, CHERIE -SpecialEdition- XtremeHeel Zebra
Shape: My own.
Pose: Glitterati, 050

Shoe Fair 2010: Zaara Ilaida Mojri

I think an appropriate caption for this picture would be something like “Twinkle Toes” as it is pretty much describes how I feel wearing these perfectly textured jeweled Ilaida Mojri flats from Zaara by Zaara Kohime. This pair is exclusive to the shoe fair (at least from what I’ve seen so far) and all of the L$ 345 that you spend on them will go to the charity for this year’s event, Soles4Souls. I am totally in love with these shoes, they are so gorgeous – I’m holding onto them tightly with both hands!

I’m also wearing one of the Twofer.Tanks from fri.day which was released last weekend. I am wearing one of the 10 versions that are available at the mainstore for L$ 90 each, or L$ 600 to get them all. There are also 6 special versions in a gatcha machine at the shoe fair, where for L$ 50 you can win one of them. You can trade those with friends, so try to collect them all!

Credits:

Hair: Magika, Lust (Red: Merlot)
Skin: Tuli, The Dressing Room :: Gina 05
Eyes: Exodi, Au Naturel Eyes (Brown)
Shirt: fri.day, Twofer.Tank (Olive.Branch)
Shorts: Armidi, { Gisaci } Cambridge II Shorts – Gold
Necklace: *LP* vs. .::GARAGE::. Secret necklace
Bracelet: Caroline’s, Anne Crystal Gold Bracelet
Shoes: Zaara, Ilaida Mojri *jeweled brown*
Shape: My own.
Pose: *EverGlow*, Model181

Shoe Fair 2010: G Field Kate Bow Strap Shoes


I’m looking pretty in pink, because pink is one of my favorite colors. When I saw these beauties I knew I had to have them! Introducing the Kate Bow Strap shoes from G Field by Cerberus Noel.  They come in many colors, but Strawberry (shown), Cream and Fog have 100% of their L$ 180 price tag going to Soles4Souls. They are scripted with color-change bows and you can wear them with or without invisible prims, so they are ready for all viewers.

To match these cutesy shoes I had to wear my new Film Crew Oz t-shirt from fri.day. It’s only L$ 99 and it also comes in 9 other film poster varieties. If you like them all you can grab the 24.7 pack of them all for L$ 650. Everything else finished my pink girly look, I feel so young and fun in this, I’ll probably keep it on until the next blog post!

Credits:

Hair: Exile, Kinsey/chestnut
Skin: Tuli, Audrey (tone 4/br) :: VIP group exclusive
Eyes: Exodi, Au Naturel Eyes (brown)
T-shirt: fri.day, Film.Crew (Oz)
Skirt: Candy Doll, Jinny Rose Flowers skirt
Bangles: {Cherry} Rainbow Slice Bangle Set 1 (left) and Candy Nail, Candy Watermelon Bracelet (right)
Socks: Naive, Ankle Socks White
Shoes: G Field, Bow Strap Shoes “Kate” -strawberry-
Pose: [croire], group gift pose

Shoe Fair 2010: SLink Lucille Wedges

I’m showing off another one of my shoe fair purchases for you today, the Lucille Wedges from SLink by Siddean Munro. I have a few pairs of SLink shoes, but each each time I wear them I am so happy with the ease of the HUD for recoloring and resizing. 100% of sales of these shoes will be donated to Soles4Souls! (note: the black part of the strap is due to SL rezzing issues, not the shoe)

These wedges come in 8 colors for L$ 650 each or get them all for L$ 2600. The HUD it comes with allows for tinting the prim foot part, as well as resizing. The wedge can be worn in the cork texture or to match the upper part of the shoe. The wedges come with invisible prims, but with the HUD you can turn them off and wear the included alpha mask. I love these shoes, and hopefully you’ll take a peak at the fair yourself and grab a pair (lag wasn’t horrible on high settings, so take a chance!)

Credits:

Hair with hat: I LOVE OLIVE, BELLA HAIR/ STRAWBERRY BLONDE
Skin: Tuli, Jade (tone 3/br) :: 05b
Eyes: Exodi, Au Naturel Eyes (Brown)
Dress: House of Hucci, Hucci Miami Dress – Gift (I wore my own flesh colored pasties underneath)
Necklace: LaGyo, Crystal long necklace (colorchange)
Shoes: SLink, Lucille Wedges Red
Shape: My own.
Poses: Glitterati, Shoe Fair – 1 and aDORKable Poses, Shoe Fair Gacha 4

Shoe Fair 2010: GOS DOCS-V2

It’s that time of year again, it’s…SHOE FAIR!!! Being a major shoe collector in both lives, this is one event that I have to be at every single time. This year, one of the major sponsors is GOS by Gospel Voom. I’ve admired the DOCS boots by Gos for some time now, so when I saw that there was a special promotion at the fair, I made sure to grab them up.

For L$ 300, you get a pair of women’s and men’s boots in black, as well as an extra polish in the old black color. Each boot transforms styles, either tightly laced, loosely tied or abused (worn). When you add a polish, it is stored in the boot so you can easily switch colors. This is a great deal and I’ll be looking at buying more polishes very soon!

By the way, take the time to have a good look around each sim, there are gatcha machines, hay bails with items for sale from non shoe stores, and pretty spots to relax or take photos.

Shoe Fair sims:

2010 Shoe Fair – Sponsored by GOS Custom Footwear

2010 Shoe Fair – Sponsored by R2 Fashion

2010 Shoe Fair – Sponsored by N-Core

2010 Shoe Fair – Sponsored by SLink

Credits:

Hair: Exile, Amelia/harlow
Skin: Tuli, Jade (tone 3/br) :: 05b
Necklace: .HoD., Hopeless Rosary
Tubetop: *BOOM*, Gnarly Tube -Black (gatcha item at Shoe Fair)
Shorts: *COCO*, Gift-DenimShorts_Pants
Bracelet: .Fusion., Multi Changed Bracelet R (Silver)
Socks: League, Sports Socks (Grey) Purple Lines-Grey Logo
Boots: Gos,[DOCS-V2] 8 HOLE – F – Black
Shape: My own.
Poses: Slash Me Poses, /me crisscrosses (close up) and LAP, Munchkin Rail Sit

Ethereal

This is how I am wandering around today, it makes me feel sort of ethereal…I’m a busy little bee today, so no words other than these:

“I’m a puzzle yes in deed
Ever complex in every way
And all the pieces aren’t even in the box
And yet, you see the picture clear as day”  – Beyonce , “Flaws and All”

Credits:

Hair: Truth, Gretel -caramel
Tiara: Tiara Queen/Princess Crown in Platinum (created by Anna Adamant but received a long time ago)
Skin: LeLutka, Sunkissed_Friday (former 50L Friday item)
Eyes: Exodi, Au Naturel Eyes (Brown)
Dress: Baiastice, Trasparenze
Necklace: .HoD., Costumed Pearls – Parched White
Prim feet: *By Kay*, ~ Sam ~ Bare foot
Shape: My own
Pose: AnaLu, *freshposes* 472