Book Signing

I got an IM the other day from my friend Mitch Wagner, the host of Copper Robot, a weekly interview show in SL that goes out to the web and is later podcast. Mitch asked if I had ever read Jonathan Lethem. I thought he wanted to chat about books. I had read Jonathan Lethem before—Motherless Brooklyn a long time ago and then articles in Harper’s Magazine (the RL one).

Mitch told me that Copper Robot will be having Jonathan Lethem as its guest and would I like to meet Jonathan in world and show him a few things in SL. Well you know, I nearly fell out of my chair. Of course! What was my NEXT question? “OMG, Mitch, what will I wear?!?”

Book Signing

I opted to wear the safe bet—pretty, sexy, and some of the best fashion in SL—Zaara Kohime and Onyx LeShelle. I donned an older dress from Zaara that has stood the test of time with its beautiful textures and brilliant belt decoration.

Book Signing

I accessorized with Zaara jewelry, beautifully textured, matching the dress (of course). I wanted to have that soft jangle of bangles shifting and moving as I gesture and talk. (Now you get the secret of bangles ;))

Book Signing

Finally, sexy and artistic heels from Onxy LeShelle. I have shown these before but I can’t help myself. It all goes so well.

(And yes, I gave him a brief tour of SL. He was impressed and very gracious and easy going. A very nice man. I think you will love hearing him speak.)

Book Signing

Come hear the Copper Robot ask Jonathan Lethem about Pincus Tooth, Sunday, January 17 at 6 pm slt at Seaside Theater!

Hair: Maitreya Bo – Copper by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (fair/br) F.Y.L.O. copper by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: Zaara : Calangute *chocolate* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

Earrings: Zaara : Sarayi hoops *color* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

Bangles: Zaara : Indra painted stacked bangles by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Salience Brown by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

2 thoughts on “Book Signing

  1. I love this post. First and foremost, I have that dress!!! In a different color, but still…love Zaara!

    I don’t have the bangles as I was gifted with a full set of free indian jewelry from some little shop that gave all of their stuff away for free. To find it now would be like finding a needle in a haystack.

    But the shoes…I must say. Those shoes are GORGEOUS! But L$1175 … for some shoes?? I’m sorry. I understand that they’re toe shoes and own several pair from different places, myself. But to date, I don’t own any by the infamous SM for the sheer fact that they don’t do demos and their shoes cost a virtual house note. So even though MG has demos, L$1175 is a bit much for a toe shoe. J’s and a few others like him, like Kalnins and Heart and Sole have toe shoes that are lower in price and comparable in style and quality if not superior in some areas. I find it funny that the fat pack for this shoe houses nine versions and sells for L$5550, which translates to L$650 per shoe roughly. Perhaps if the manufacturer would stop price gouging and charge a bit more reasonably, I’d be inclined to buy those shoes.

    Sorry for the rant, but since this was the place I saw them that made me want them so badly, I didn’t know where else to respond.

    I’ll give you kudos for posting those and wearing them as they look simply stunning on you, but I think I’ll reserve that kind of money for tier and venture back into the prim shoe land where it’s safer … and cheaper.

    • Marnie, thanks for the compliments, and I hear you on cost. I agree that there are some shoes (unnamed) I would not purchase because of price. By the same token, there are many I would not purchase because they are just not as nicely made. Maitreya has not made their shoes from a kit (nor has Kalnins). Having looked very closely at these, however, I will tell you they are designed to within an inch of their life. There is not one stinkin’ thing I can find wrong with them, from the beautiful, unique and stylish design to the HUD to the beautiful toes (I love the toes on these). And yes, I paid for these–Maitreya does not give out review copies as far as I know. However, I can not find the superiority in any other shoe.

      This is how I cost these things out: how much pleasure do I get for how much cost? Since I paid $4.50 for these I have shown them in my blog a number of times and worn them. I get a lot of use out of them–a lot more than I do out of say, a dress I paid 1175 for. I DO wish they were less expensive and honestly, 5550L was way too much for me to pay for all at once, so I opted to go the piecemeal route. I don’t own a lot of pairs of these by any means. If they were slightly less expensive, I would probably purchase more and the maker would make more.

      I will, however, haul out my Kalnins, which have their own wonderful qualities, for the next blog where I need shoes like these. Thanks for your very thoughtful response :)

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