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Love Lucy

Love Lucy

Could not resist with the title, because it is how you feel dressed like this and feeling fabulous. The look is a combination of Vintage Fair and Collabor88, as the themes ended up spot on with each other. I fell for this dress, and fell hard, it comes with two versions, plain and polka dot, and there is a beautiful frill at the base of the fantastic full skirted look.

I wanted to bring attention to the jewellery though, with this stunning necklace by Purple Moon that is so spot on for vintage jewellery, I was squawking and squealing all over the place. The shades had a more electric blue lens, but I was glad to see they are mod, so I selected the face and added a tint of grey to mute them down a little for a more cohesive look with my dress. I am spending the day by the pool in this adorable build by Soy that has a small cabana sized building and then a stunning pool and palm trees surround, I can see being able to dress it up with lots of items for pics in future.

The hairstyle is an Exile style that has this beautiful knitted headwrap bow. It comes with a great hud range of colours, and as its not rigged mesh, you can resize the hair as needed. A lovely style, and perfectly named as all Exile styles are – do you also beam at the effort Kavar puts into naming as I do.

Make sure you visit Vintage Fair and Collabor88 as the offerings are fantastic.35203645725_3b9d64d45b_b

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

My Poolside House – Soy @ Collabor88

Location –

Poses by –

Body Language – Kawaiiholic Ao (bento)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head (Bento) – LeLutka

Barbara Skin appliers – Glam Affair Powder Pack June

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 15 – Flair 

Hair:

Be My Baby – Exile @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Vintage Frilly Dress Plain – Kaithleen’s @ Vintage Fair

Shoes :

Prudence Penny Loafers – Moda @ Vintage Fair

Accessories :

Ornella Necklace -pearl – Purple Moon @ Vintage Fair

Glitz Shades – Yummy @ Collabor88

Hair Fair 2017 Photo Contest

Find all those fantastic styles you have squirreled away in unnatural colours you didn’t think you would wear, NOW IS THE TIME! check out the easy rules, and enter, the prizes are soooo good.

Hair Fair

Hair Fair 2017 Photo Contest -  Wild Side

Important:
By submitting your images to the contest you give the Hair Fair 2017 committee the permission to use your photos in world, as well as on the website in a “winners” capacity if they are chosen as such.

NO NUDITY or sexually explicit images, no female nipple exposure (including sheer clothing). This is a contest for a charity event for children. The committee has the final say on all images approved or declined.

All contest entries are done by submitting your pictures to the Hair Fair Photo Contest 2017 Flickr Group pool.

Theme: Wild Side!

Wild Side! is this year’s theme, based on unnatural hair colours. The overall look of the image can be your choice, but the rule is that you must have unnatural hair colour in your picture. This does not mean black and blonde mixes, or brown and red mixes, this means neon pink…

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Decorate a Bandana for Bandana Day & Wigs for Kids

This is one of the things that I like seeing every year, is when Residents from all sides of Second Life, contribute in this way to Hair Fair and to help us help Wigs for Kids… I hope you will decorate one or more this year…info below

Hair Fair

Bandana Day - Make a Bandana

If you have the Hair Fair Bandana Day kit it is because you will be creating a Bandana for Hair Fair 2017 that will be sold by the Hair Fair Committee exclusively.

Examples of Bandanas created in past years…
Bandanas for Bandana Day 31st July

If you need a kit, please contact Sasy Scarborough. Or you can purchase it for 0L at Winx & Flair in world where you will also find the Hair Fair Subscribo, so you can keep up to date with all news. Please only use this kit for what it is intended for.

Bandana Day in Second Life, started in 2007, It’s a day we encourage people from all over SL to remove their hair and wear bandanas decorated by Residents (not just hair creators!) grid wide.

The Bandana’s in this Kit have been created by Mel Vanbeeck ,and are not to be used for anything other than Bandana Day Bandanas.

The idea is…

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Folksy

Folksy

I did some of that changing things for my own liking stuff again, this time with the floor. Not that I did not like the blue tiling that is included in this outdoor setting by Cheeky Pea, but I decided to tone it down with white tiles I had in my inventory. I even did the grouting, and all without even breaking a nail. Wood and plaster and candle wax oh my. It is a lovely gazebo ruins style build, and small enough to not be overwhelmed with needs to fill it with decor, I like little pieces like that.

Fill it I did though, with some great pieces from both Cheeky Pea and Plaaka. Giving back some of the blue, and mixing in some more natural wood finish, it made for a really comforting location to settle in for the day. Another edit I did was with my hair by Wasabi Pills, I did a tutorial for this a while back, when wearing a hairbase and some hair with alpha, you can end up with some alpha glitching, and this hair was too perfect to pass up. I love the combed back style of it, as it leaves everything bare to adorn and embellish, a great style for creators to really see their items, especially those that deal in jewellery.

Speaking of jewellery how insanely gorgeous are these earrings by Kunglers, had them in my inventory from a shopping spree in the past, and just love the oversized hoops with these amazing bits of manipulated metal, so beautiful and yet easy to wear casually or dressy. I am all about the segways today…dressy > dress and this one is adorable. It is not the first time I have chosen the very folksy look of this style print on a dress or top, and this dress by Tee*fy has a wonderful assortment, I did almost stop in my tracks at the Hawaiian print version, but I just love this look.

The blue and red worked in so well with my decor and my ability to texture change my shoes to match, Breathe gives such lovely options in that way, and I love the strapping ties on these ballet flats, and them being able to be a different colour just makes them more inviting.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Iota Outdoor Room – Cheeky Pea @ Uber

Natalie Patio Chair – Cheeky Pe

Oulu Paint Chair, Outdoor Mat, Log Pot, Lodge Stool, Hibachi Plant Pot   – PLAAKA

Privet Ball Hedge – Apple Fall 

Location –

Poses by –

TorridWear (no longer available)

Y’s A&P

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head (Bento) – LeLutka

Agnes Skin appliers – Glam Affair @ LeLutka

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 244 –Flair @ Rewind

Hair:

Dahlia – Wasabi Pills @ Uber

Clothes:

Lindsey Dress – Tee*fy @ Uber

Shoes :

Sasha Flats – Breathe

Accessories :

Empire Nails – Coffin Long – Slink Dynamic fit – Empire 

Precious Nails & Rings (nails turned off) – Slink Dynamic fit – Real Evil Industries

Pink Poppy

Pink Poppy

Many moons ago I used to talk about ‘Bloggers Fate’ pretty much pertaining to the fact that whenever I was on a posestand (VR Studio Pose-stand to be specific) putting a look together, a dropdown or IM would occur from a Designer, and the item they were sending me, was usually spot on in keeping with the look, and brought it home.

One of the main culprits in these item bombs was Roslin Petion, she always knew when to jump into my space and say ‘Have I got exciting things for you’ or something to that effect, and she was always correct. Today such an IM occurred, this time with the news that her newer brand Poppy has added Slink Hourglass sizes to their rotation, and I was very excited to hear that. This romper by Poppy is just perfection in not only fit, but in its feminine adorableness. It is a release at the Kawaii Project, and as rompers go this tight in all the right places, with those adorable frill wings at the shoulders, just delights.

Even more exciting is that the pink option, which there is also a floral version of, is the right colour to go with these sexy heels by Mutresse. The colour options are never ending as with all Mutresse items, and the ability to mix and match, and add some darker pink to details of the shoes is a win win. They definitely make the look Pop!

One of my favourite things to do is as mentioned in the past is Hybrid me some hair, and with the two styles at C88 this round by Exile, the bangs of one work so well with the style of the other, so between the two you get four hairstyles, if that is your way too. I edited the bangs a little bit, as they were not made for the hair, but I only stretched them and moved them, no editing in P.S today.

All of the gorgeous decor is a mix of Soy, Junk, What Next and Fancy Decor, some of it is at C88 and Mixing the older and newer sets really makes decorating fun. Whimsy of course had a hand in it, adding and moving things into place, she is one of the most imaginative and quickest decorators, I wish she could get dressed as fast….would spend less time standing around yelling that earrings are not a must for every look if it involves me waiting an hour for her to find the right ones – this really happens.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Davis Set (bench/walls) – Fancy Decor

Herisson with green (full covered) Super long Hanging Hedera, Powpon Pouf w/ texture changer – Soy

Metal Pipe Dinette Juice (Red coaster) – Soy @ Collabor88

Oasis Bloom – Succulent Planter, Wall Hanging Plants – What Next  @ Collabor88

Pillow 15 & 16 – Ison

Retro Sports Cushion, Oversized Floor Cushion – Junk

Location –

Poses by –

Everglow

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head (Bento) – LeLutka

Chloe Skin appliers – Glam Affair @ LeLutka

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 244 –Flair @ Rewind

Hair:

Drive (Hair) & Way that I feel (Bangs) – Exile @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Mei Romper – Poppy @ Kawaii Project

Shoes :

Iggy Sandals – Mutresse @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Peace Necklace – Noir @ Collabor88

Empire Nails – Coffin Long – Slink Dynamic fit – Empire 

Precious Nails & Rings (nails turned off) – Slink Dynamic fit – Real Evil Industries

Romance

Romance

Firstly it is FAKE FAKE FAKE! nope, not having some kind of virtual world meltdown or anything, just bringing your attention to the bottom of this stunning dress in my picture. That is not what the bottom of the skirt will do if you stand like this, Cynful as talented as they are did not reinvent mesh. It is me being tricky with PS that did that to give it a more realistic look and be able to show off these beautiful shoes by Baiastice at the same time.

Also fake is the lipstick colour, because I took a purple shade from the Chloe skin make-ups and tinted it with the LeLutka head hud, nifty trick and gives you so many options to play around with make-up, tattoo, hairbase and skin layers. Want to be green for a day, tint yourself green YAY.

I have a love affair with navy and silver, I think they are truly beautiful companions in many things, so this dress and the stunning necklace – it actually runs in a long chain down your spine MUST HAVE FOREVER….are the perfect match for me, those bare arms needed a little something to bring it home, so I grabbed the armband off marketplace.

I needed hair that would not take attention away from the lines of the dress and necklace, and this style by Vanity at this round of HairOlogy is just perfect, not an updo, but so sleek and stylish. It isn’t mod, but it does have a resizing option, if you click the word resizer on the top left of the HUD for colours, you get a drop down that allows you to change the size as needed, but always try demos. The blue/black colour is perfection, and the whole ensemble for me is win. I always think of Mel when I put navy and silver together, as one of the first pretty dresses he ever bought me was that combination, so it just makes me feel special and girly and all that jazz.

I do love the spikes in the metal of the shoes, and the sharp cut of the hair, just adds a little rebellion to the look…it is what every girl needs on occasion.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Location –

Poses by –

oOo Studio

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head (Bento) – LeLutka

Chloe Skin appliers – Glam Affair @ LeLutka

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 21 – Flair

Hair:

Timeless – Vanity Hair @ HairOlogy

Clothes:

Empress Maxi Dress – Cynful @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Belle High Sandals – Baiastice @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Empress Necklace – Cynful@ Collabor88

Ryker Earrings – Minimal @ Collabor88

NT63 Armband single silver – Ryka 

Pelo Rosa

Ole

Some old and new items today, and an absolutely ancient one. The Hair Rose by Fiachra Lach was something that only really old readers and bloggers alike would possibly remember. It became my signature for many years, every outfit, every blog post contained a hair rose by Essentia. Not only was he my bestie, but also each rose was actually created in colours usually over something I wore, the collection grew and grew, he even screen shot my bum once to get a colour match to an Artilleri leopard bikini.

I still love my Essentia roses, so once this outfit started to come together, it truly was a no brainer to be the icing on the cake. Now the hair itself does come with flowers, beautiful, delicate ones, and it is a great style for it, actually it’s three styles for it, as it’s one of those great combination add on styles that you can build on with the pieces provided. Tableau Vivant has this Teri style out at Fameshed, and the messy updo, the long braid or the braid and updo combo, will fit right into your hair rotation.

I like seeing updo’s as a thing still in SL, it used to be a normal day to see Ladies tp into stores in full formal affair bald and trying to find that perfect one for their look before they tpd off again to an event. The days when events actually meant something different in SL. The days when it was normal to actually own enough gowns to cover your week, because anything could happen, and it was not uncommon to be invited to two or even more formal occasions in the same 24 hour period, that timezone thing is a killer.

We were actually discussing that, and the black and red and lace obsession that SL seemed to have in the olden days, every club used to have at least one black and red, or lace and leather contest a week…most creators based their releases on this very thing, and it worked. Seems the grain furrowed into my subconscious because here I am, without real intention in a black and red, with gold traces running through.

I saw these great earrings in the C88 rotation by Yummy, and if you have ever watched the ways of Yummy and older Paper Couture items, there was always a really nice leaning towards this kind of look. I love them, they are gorgeous, and with the Maxi Gossamer necklace , also at C88 the colour combinations came up a treat. Now usually I am more partial to Silver, but the gold just needed to happen.

I had the pants, these great skinny leathers by One Bad Pixel, that redid their whole collection to include Slink sizes for Original and Hourglass…then the shoes by Vale Koer being able to be textured in parts made it easy to combo my red and black. But it was the trip over to Gizza – Whimsy is going to be mad I went on my own – that really brought the look home, this embellished jacket is part of a two part shorts set, but wearing jacket only, because otherwise a tad too much. It is gorgeous, there is even more perfect detailing down the back. The set is a must have, and there just happened to be a crochet bikini top also at Gizza that fits under it, there is a tiny bit of poke through on the back of the neck, but not enough for me to pass it up, and as they are not made for each other it is not a fault.

I truly love the combination, and the re-telling of my Hair Roses story, I swear it has appeared at least 8 times over the years :P.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Picture Door – Junk.

Location –

Poses by –

oOo Studio

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head (Bento) – LeLutka

Chloe Skin appliers – Glam Affair @ LeLutka

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 245 – Flair @ Rewind

Hair:

Teri Hair – Messy Updo – Tableau Vivant @ Fameshed

Clothes:

Crochet Bikini Top, Thea Embellished Set (Jacket only) – Gizza

Skinny Leathers – One Bad Pixel

Shoes :

Sugardoll Heels – Vale Koer @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Tassle earrings – Yummy @ Collabor88

Isolde Necklace – Maxi Gossamer @ Collabor88