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fri.day Blogger of the month for April – Bheti Carter!

My pick for fri.day Blogger of the month for April is Bheti Carter!  If you've not seen Bheti's adorable style, read on and check out her Blog and Flickr Stream!

♥1008 by Bheti Carter

♥1008 by Bheti Carter

The reason I chose Bheti this month should be clear, she puts together some of the most adorable looks I've ever seen! She always adds the sweetest details in her photos and creates the perfect scene. Congratulations Bheti and thank you!

Here's a little about Bheti in her own words! (edited slightly to help with translation)

A little about how/why she began blogging:

I started blogging because I began to see other Bloggers I loved. I started working on blogging as the unique thing I would do in SL. I have great affection for my Bloggers and my Designers.

How she describes her style:

My style is a mix of fashion, cute and fantasy.

fri.day Blogger of the month for February – Cora Pomilio!

My first pick for fri.day Blogger of the month is Cora Pomilio! If you've not seen Cora's great style yet, read on and check out her blog!

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Cora has not been part of my Blogger group for long but she made an impression on me long before. I chose Cora this month because of her unique style and presentation. She not only puts a great deal of effort into her outfits and photos but she also takes the time to write something special for each post. Congratulations Cora and thank you!

Here's a little about Cora in her own words!

A little about how/why she began blogging:

I have been blogging for 3-5 years (off and on at the start). So three years solidly, with two hinky years. I started blogging fashion in SL because I saw this community of fantastic bloggers and amazing designers and wanted to be a part of it! Its taken awhile for me to build up enough confidence even in SL to talk to everyone and put myself out there, but it has been totally worth it. It also is a good way for me to justify my buying things in SL, lol. In RL, I've always loved fashion and while my RL doesn't allow for such kick ass stuff, SL does and its a great outlet for that!

How she describes her style:

I think my style is casually cute with a sprinkling of fantasy and occasionally provocative.

Shopping at fri.day just got a whole lot better!

I know some of my customers out there have wished I had a vendor system for redelivering failed or lost purchases. I've finally gotten around to updating and I think you'll like the new options!

First, you can now redeliver any item that is part of the new vendor system. Currently, the items include shoes, Slink appliers, poses and home & garden. The clothing and hair need inventory updating but I will add them as soon as possible. You can also redeliver items purchased on Marketplace. You'll have to do it in-world but at least you don't have to bother with waiting on me! 

Second, you will receive store credit for all of the items in the vendor system (see above for items not included). The current amount is 2% store credit, 4% if you wear your VIP group tag (except fri.day home collaboration items)! You will also receive 2% in-store credit for purchases through the Marketplace. Please note that the credit will only work at the store in-world!

Third, you can now purchase gift vouchers, just in time for the holidays! You can choose a designated amount or enter your own amount above L$100. Once you complete the process, you'll be able to give your gift voucher to anyone! 

Last but not least, wishlists can now be created by visiting fri.day and clicking on the wishlist kiosk above the gift voucher vendor. Now your friends and loved ones can see exactly what you want from your favorite stores. You can also check out their wishlists!

I hope you'll find these changes more convenient and rewarding! Happy shopping!

fri.day at Shoetopia!

Hey there! Shoetopia started on November 15th with tons of creators and great shoes for you to check out!  The event will only last through November 30th so don't miss it!

My contribution is a new pair of mesh boots called "River.Boots" available in 8 colors and a special version, "Dotty" that will donate 100% of the proceeds to Soles4Souls! 

 

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Enjoy the beautiful build and while your spending away on every kind of shoe you could want, make sure you grab at least one donation item!

Oh custom builder, how we need thee!

So, as any of you know that have visited my store in the last couple of months...it keeps changing from temp building to temp building lol. My plan was to build my store(s) myself between regular work but that has proved way too ambitious. I am not experienced with mesh architecture so we're talking learning on top of the time it takes to build and texture.  

Awhile back I was in contact with someone about building my store for me and then she stopped responding (I see that she's working on customs for others). I was in touch with yet another custom builder not long ago who also dropped communication. I have searched high and low and I'm beginning to think custom builders are rare, mystical creatures mentioned in ancient stories of old. I know there are people who do contract work for companies or make exceptions for people who are huge names in SL/have a lot of money to throw at them. Unfortunately I don't fit those categories. I obviously have money to pay someone or I wouldn't be looking for custom work but what I'm asking for shouldn't involve a huge amount of time for any builder that is experienced enough. 

I haven't even gotten the chance to discuss rates with anyone at this point as there is just zero follow-through or interest. My hope is that if I continue asking around and posting about it that there will be a miracle lol. 

If you or someone you know of is open to custom work *now* or in the very near future (and willing/able to focus on it so it's done in a reasonable amount of time) please contact me in world via notecard. I am looking for someone who can create high quality mesh and is at least somewhat experienced with creating mesh architecture. I'm not rich, I can't afford to pay $40 an hour (that's USD not L$) for a build that will definitely take more than one hour but I'm also not expecting the moon for pennies. I'm willing to try and work out whatever I can if I find someone truly interested. 

Remember, this is not a full sim build or even what I'd consider large scale. 

Falling into Fall..if only the weather would too!

Hey guys! I've got a couple of new things to share with you. We're getting closer to my favorite time of year and Collabor88 decided to start early this month! I've also got a cozy home and garden item that I think you'll enjoy! 

This item was created for The Neighbourhood event, which is over now, but you can still find it in the store! It's called the Hideaway and you can use it indoors or out for a cozy place to read, hangout or just take a nap. You'll get 2 versions, with and without lights and the blanket is scripted with 7 texture options. *I'm not sure why most people that blog this item never change the blanket but I promise you can! lol* The lights are *actual* lights and will give a subtle glow inside the tent but nothing too strong.  There are 9 single poses, 2 friends and 4 couples animations. 

Next up I have some great new ankle boots for the September round of Collabor88! They're called the Allison.Boots and are available in 10 colors (some exclusive to the event) with optional sock.tops that include a HUD that lets you choose from 15 colors. I've included versions for Slink Feet and for regular avatar feet. Make sure you try a demo first!!  

I forward to the weather in real life catching up with the early start of fall in Second Life! Have a great week :)

New at fri.day! – Shoes and more shoes!

Hi there! There are lots of new shoes at fri.day! The Jane.Heels, Everyday.Heels and the Cotton.Mary Janes are all add-ons for Slink feet. The Cotton.Mary Janes come with a non-rigged version and version for the older tintable Slink feet as well.  

*There are currently two special versions of these shoes available for fri.day VIP group members, you'll find them in the notices. 

The Jane.Heels are available in 18 versions including polka-dots and herringbone! 

The Everyday.Heels are available in 16 versions including 4 glitter tones!  The "Moondust" version is currently discounted for Fifty Linden Friday!

The Cotton.Mary Janes first made their appearance at Collabor88. I have since updated them..several times lol. They are available in 21 versions including fox and panda! You'll get the non-rigged and applier versions for both the older tintable feet and av enhancement feet. Now, please be sure to try the demo as these shoes were not created around the Slink feet. They *do* fit but they were not shaped for them, I personally prefer the non-rigged version without mesh feet. 

You may be asking yourself, which Slink feet do I need for these shoes? I'm glad you asked! This information can be a little confusing so read carefully.  

1. If you haven't purchased the Slink feet already, you can do so here: Slink

2. For high heels you need Slink Womens Medium Barefeet and for flats/low heels you need Slink Womens Natural Barefeet. Both versions contain the older, tintable version and the newer version for appliers.

3. Once you've purchased the feet you need, unpack and look in your inventory for the updated applier versions. For high heels you need Slink Avatar Enhancement Medium Feet (APPLIERS). For flats/low heels you need Slink Avatar Enhancement Flat Feet (APPLIERS). It is very important that with my shoe add-ons you use the Avatar Enhancement versions. If you do not, the shoes will not fit properly and your feet will poke through.  

4. The Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet require you to use your skin creator's skin applier (I am currently wearing Belleza's "Mya" skin and applier). Most skin creators now have appliers for feet and hands which makes matching super easy! You can also find nails and stockings/socks! Make sure if you're not wearing stocking/sock appliers that you attach the stocking visibility HUD and choose "off".  

Enjoy and have a great weekend! <33

Collabor88 2nd Anniversary Round!

It's C88's birthday and what better way to celebrate than inviting a ton of previous vendors/guests to create some Razzle Dazzle! Check out the catalog here to see all the amazing items available for this special round!  

I'm excited to share my item with you! I've created a pair of classic t-strap heels with a modern touch (they're quite a bit higher than the average 20s heels). They're called the Peggy.T-Straps (named after my grandmother) and are available in 6 colors (the fatpack is now available). There will be more colors/versions after this round is over. These shoes are add-ons for the Slink Women's Natural Barefeet (the Slink Avatar Enhancement feet, *not* the tintable version). They will not work without these feet so if you do not have them yet, you'll need to head on over to Slink to purchase them. Please be sure to try the demo first! 

I had some issues with my mesh loading when I was taking vendor photos and you can't tell the quality in the vendor photos I took unfortunately. I didn't have time to retake them but I at least got the photo issue fixed. I just took some raw shots (no ambient occlusion/no shadows) for you of the front and sides so you can see them better.  

 

I hope you like them and I look forward to making more shoes in the future! I've got a lot of updating to do from past event releases etc so more news coming this weekend/next week. <3

Weekend Sale @ fri.day home as part of the floorplan sim sale!

That's right, there's a sale happening on the entire floorplan sim, this weekend (July 12th - July 14th)  only! You can grab great items for your home and garden at 50% off so don't miss it! Stores on the floorplan sim include floorplan. fri.day/fri.day home, Olive Juice and Teawood.

Click here for your slurl! 

Have a great weekend! <3

New location & Collabor88 July!

fri.day has officially moved to a temporary store @ its new home on the floorplan sim! I will be working on the new store setup for fri.day over the next few months so wish me luck :). Click here for the new slurl! 

You'll notice a lot of items missing as far as clothing/accessories. I just don't have the space to keep all the older items plus new items. All the hair made it to its own room as well as my poses which have never been available in store before! 

I plan to update marketplace this week with all of the items not in store so they're available for purchase at least. The Cotton.Mary Janes from the June round of Collabor88 are being updated to work as Slink Natural Barefeet appliers so they are not currently for sale. 

Now on to Collabor88 July round! 

I really love this month's theme and was inspired to go beyond my normal creations to something more whimsical/fantasy based. I hope you like it :). 

The Dreamer's.Tree is 23 land impact, 31 with the lights. I did include a version without lights if you absolutely can't spare the extra 8 prims. You can also scale it smaller or larger but be aware that the poses will change position and the platform might end up too small for you :P.  

You can change the color/glow of the lights by right clicking on them, choosing edit, select face, click on the bulb and choose a color. 

The blanket is scripted to change textures, you'll need to click and hold on the blanket for about 2 seconds to get the menu with 9 options. There are 23 poses/animations in total, 16 singles and 7 couples. Some poses are on the platform and some are on the tree limbs. **I've had a few people tell me that two of the couple animations were a bit more off than usual, my only thought is that they may have reverted due to lag..or something. Please use the "Adjust" option in the Avsitter menu to adjust your avatars to fit. You'd most likely need to do this anyway as most avatars will not fit exactly as I set it and I'd rather not spam everyone with yet another tree update when you're able to adjust it yourselves. I'm sorry for the inconvenience! I'll be sure to test further in the future after taking an item into my inventory to make sure nothing happened to the animations.

Be sure to check out the regular scale demo on the platform above the event, there's a sign you can click at the display that will teleport you! Head over to Collabor88 and see this amazing round!

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