Make a Bandana for Hair Fair

 help Wigs for Kids

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Grab your kit on Marketplace

Hair Fair is a little over a month away, starting on August 17th 2019. Each year we ask the community of Second Life to help us further by creating Bandanas that we sell during the event and round out the event with the last day being the official Bandana Day.

Each year we receive bandanas either textured variants of the bandanas we provide in our kit or unique mesh created by those that want to help support this cause. We invite anyone interested to grab the kit available and help add to the money raised through this annual event, this is the 12th Year of Bandanas and we are so moved by everyone’s eagerness to help. You do not have to own a store or be a creator to help, look at the information to see how you can participate, thank you.

Hair Fair Bandana Kit info HERE

 

 

Saturday Morning Dictatorshop SALE

Saturday Morning Dictatorshop

Dictatorshop is having a 40% OFF SALE and if you know their items you know that you need to get over there immediately. Now while they have historically speaking been very Adult orientated some of their most amazing sets are also available in PG versions, and you need to scoop those up. I love the masculinity of many of their sets, and this Vindustria set (Vintage Industrial) is just gorgeous, the materials, the leather and metal work…I can just hear it as I push it across the floor in my loft to reorganise my space.

The sofa and chair both have texture change options, with colours like caramel, chocolate and licorice, as well as this cranberry and lovely cinnamon, to name a few. You can buy the individual pieces, the set or just combine adult and pg if you need it that way, it is up to you. Everything is controlled via the Ds symbol on the back of the furniture or a click at the base of the seats. I adore this set and so much of it there, I am going to need to rez some more homes.

The regular vendors are scripted to buy full price get 40% refunded, but the red vendors strewn around the place have the discount already applied, so depending on how your balance is. Do not miss out, sale ends 6th July.

I am planning the day ahead with my Baiastice shirt dress and sandals that are at this round of Uber, they come with bra and panties options to turn on or off and have contrasting prints for a bit of a peek a boo bra thing going on. The belted waist has texture change options and it all very make your own style out of clothing. The shoes also have options for contrast and are just a great summer sandal.

I was loving this hair yesterday but as it did not expose the back properly for the blouse I was wearing I had to let it wait, but today I can rock this gorgeous centre parted style. The way things are going, how beautiful it feels sitting here in this space I might be here until Sunday.

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

Vindustria Coffee Table, Sofa and Chair – Dictatorshop

Metal Jugs – Silver – Chic Buildings @SL16B

Mediterranean Pepper [yellow] – *LODE* Decor 

Pears in Vintage Trug – West Village @SL16B

Industrial Loft v3 – Diamandis

Kushi Rug – Flair 

Location

Poses by

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Skin Applier Alessa – League

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

Thick & Heavy Lashes (tintable) – Flair

Hair:

Here with Me – Exile

Clothes:

Luna Shirt Dress & Braided High Sandals – Baiastice @ Uber

Accessories :

Wedding Nails – FormaNails @SL16B

Eating Crow – doing right after doing wrong

Eating Crow - doing right after doing wrong

There are a lot of things I know about wearing mesh, how it works, what is involved in creating it, how it should fit. Most of the time I am aware why something does something, and on a rare occasion, I have some kind of a breakdown in what I know vs reacting to something I see at the moment.

I was doing a round of some weekly event a few weeks ago, and I fell head over heels for an item of clothing in a store, I tried on the demo and saw that there was no Slink Physique Hourglass option, but it did have a Slink Physique Original option…this blouse was so stunning to me that I was ok with that, I could swap between bodies as needed. I then purchased the fatpack and on unpacking saw that there was, in fact, an Hourglass size included. I was confused but thought my goodness maybe it was added after some release, but if Hourglass seekers were thinking they had no option based off of the demo, this was a terrible thing. I contacted the creator, thanking them for making such a stunning blouse, and that there was no Hourglass in the demo, and they may want to fix that so everyone like me could snap up this stunner.

I bought other things, also beautiful but my heart was taken by this blouse. I went home, I put it on and was playing with the options as the colour worn today was the demo and I had not noticed anything odd, it also had a demo sign and was in a different body size, plus as you can see I was taken aback by the back… such a beautiful blouse. I put on the satins, the prints and the solids and to my dismay, the buttons were clipping, the shirt was folded along the shirt front, now this is not actually separate mesh it is smooth across the chest it just has the texturing to give the illusion of a button up shirt style. So the overlapping had me in shock and that is apparently where my brain broke. You see I was so distressed by this, because of the love affair I wished to have with it, I was blinded from common sense. I panicked and tried on other versions, thinking that perhaps the one I had on had been incorrectly labelled – that has happened many times to me, always check other sizes if something seems to not fit in a very big way – but alas no. I realised that the dark colour of the demo and my excitement and it being the other body size had somehow blinded me to seeing something that I would not have usually missed. I already had the creators IM open, as I had contacted them about the demo etc. So I took screenshots and I sent them a message explaining there was an issue.

Then a few days later I was trying on a bikini top, and the join at the cleavage had a bow and the bow was distorted and my very chill mind went oh ok I see what is going on there, because you remember I KNOW THINGS!… so as I have done one trillion times before, I went into my shape and adjusted my cleavage join slider. Now this slider in our shapes is the fixer of many things, and one is when things in between your breasts either stretch or overlap (in some cases it can even help when the outside of the breasts are poking through the mesh slightly…I KNOW THIS! but I will admit that in the trillion times it has happened before it has been on tops that came in close to the body, bikini styles mostly, it is often because the shape the creator is using to build on is shape defined by their own settings so if you are off the mark then that can cause issues. So imagine when my embarrassment to have this knowing stuff brain kick in for the bikini top and then my realisation that it did not kick on for this gorgeous blouse. Because yes folks that is exactly what was happening, the same change I made to shape for the bikini fixed the blouse and the rest is history. So when I finish this post, I will be IMing the creator of this magnificent blouse and apologising for my brain meltdown that day and thank her again for making such a divine top that I want to wear with all the things.

So here is the perfect blouse that I love called Vintage Blouse by Ane worn with a favourite skirt by Miss Chelsea. I plan to wear the blouse with pants, jeans, everything I can. The strappy shoes by Breathe were perfect for the style – these shoes are part of an event that works at the event and in the store together, the black and fatpack are at the event only, the colours singular are at store, fun idea giving people the chance to visit both. Just make sure it was clear that I was definitely owning my error, this amazing crows headpiece by Zibska worn atop the Haven hair by Exile just has me styled to the nines, tens and elevens.

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 Everglow

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Skin Applier Alessa – League

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

Black Magic Makeup Palette – AlaskaMetro @Sl16B

Thick & Heavy Lashes (tintable) – Flair

Hair:

Haven – Exile

Clothes:

Vintage Blouse – ANE

Cloe Skirt – Miss Chelsea

Shoes :

Satsume Heels – Breathe @ Black Fair Event 

Accessories :

Wrona Crows Headpiece – Zibska @ SL16B

Dark Magic Ringset – Yummy

Reclining Feline Earrings – Paper Couture

Wedding Nails – FormaNails @SL16B

It’s a Panda-emic

It's a Panda-emic

You know when you just want to make yourself a little nosh and then all hell breaks loose, well that is what can happen if you have an infestation of adorable Red Pandas by Mutresse. These gorgeous animated critters come in various options, this hanging one is actually part of the breakfast tray with food and pose, I cannot imagine being able to resist sharing if this was to happen. They are part of the current Arcade event, which ends in just under a week, so be sure to head over and play a few spins.

With the chomping of greenery, it leads to a very floral theme for the post, with this very feminine top and shorts set by Mimikri I had a great canvas for my look, with touches of red added with these great pieces by Lode in the shape of these floral headphones and vase with flowers. Keeping up the red the Diana heels by Utopia Design are stunners, in a mule family they are strappy goodness with such great leatherwork and a sexy heel shape plunging to the floor. A strong straight heel like this is a must-have.

I had some of my hybrid hair fun today with the babyhairs hairbase by Izzie’s teamed up with one part of the Janelle hair by Tableau Vivant. The style is two parts generally and a great backcombed look, the centre parted front section is great, but I opted to not use it in this post as the hairbase worked so well on its own, and it gives me more flexibility on accessories. The two part hair makes it possible to resize the front section when worn to fit any heads and not need that part to be fitted, very smart thinking from over there at Tableau Vivant.

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

Bougainvillea Vase [red] – *LODE* Decor 

Practical Kitchen – Hive

Location

Poses by Everglow

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Skin Applier Mari (gacha)- Mudskin

Slink Hourglass Body Bundle – Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink 20% OFF @ SL16B

Avatar Enhancement Nail Appliers: set 10 Flair

Thick & Heavy Lashes (tintable) – Flair

Hairbase babyhairs – Izzie’s

Liquid Lipstick (LeLutka) – Pink Fuel

Hair:

Janelle – Tableau Vivant

Clothes:

Cleo Shorts/belt & Top – Mimikri @ Cosmopolitan

Shoes :

Diana Shoes – Utopia Design

Accessories :

Clover Headphones (gacha) – LODE 

Red Pandas (gacha) – Mutresse @ The Arcade

I see spots

I see spots

I got these glasses first pull of a Gacha machine at Mudskin while the girls were playing with skin demos. I was fortunate enough to be gifted this skin by Ashia when she got it multiple times from one of their previous skin releases, and it is just lovely.

The glasses pulled my whole look together, with my adorable Geek Chic combination of track pants and Tank. I am smitten by these pants, they are by Tee*fy and the leopard print is just wonderful, I also love that you have the added options to change the waist and cuffs to different colours so that I could tie it all in with my great tank by Miss Chelsea.

Garbaggio has these amazing runners at the SL16B event, and there are so many options of colours and combinations, it is staggering, the other times I have purchased shoes from them I spent the day changing colours every ten or so minutes just to say I did a whole fatpack – I am odd like that sometimes. The exciting thing is that they come in male and female sizes, so definitely must haves.

Another must-have in my opinion is this hair by Runaway, the other day I was wearing Zoe which I love to pieces and then when over there having a look around I found this style which is the down equivalent of Zoe, and I was so excited. I love following a theme for hair, and this has styling hud options and breast sizes and it just rocks my world.

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

KPop Star Photo Booth (gacha)  – FoxCity

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Skin Applier Mari (gacha)- Mudskin

Slink Hourglass Body Bundle – Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink 20% OFF @ SL16B

Avatar Enhancement Nail Appliers: set 142 Flair

Thick & Heavy Lashes (tintable) – Flair

Hairbase babyhairs – Izzie’s

Hair:

Peach Hair – Runaway

Clothes:

Miley Trackpants – Tee*fy

Alix Tank – Miss Chelsea

Shoes :

Drew Sneakers – Garbaggio @ SL16B

Accessories :

Sanmai Glasses (gacha) – Mudskin

Ariel Rings – Blaxium

SL16B – Gifts – Linden Homes – Exhibits

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If I timed this right this post should hit the stands just as Second Lifes Sweet 16th is open to the public. It opens at 10am SLT on the 20th of June 2019 and it is going to be an exciting event. The Hop & Shop as mentioned yesterday has gifts in every booth, and there are a hundred stores as part of this wonderful event. All booths also have discounted items, starting at 20% and going up as high as 75%.

The clothing and accessories worn in today’s post are all GIFTS at the event. Even my Slink Hourglass Bundle is discounted during the festivities as are the Physique Original Body Bundle and the Physique Male Bundle, the shoes I have on are the Slink gift for women at the event.

I have included pictures of all the booths, and you can see how amazing this event will be and how much time you will truly need to cover it all.

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Also part of the SL16B celebrations is the reveal of the new Linden Homes theme. The theme is very different than the builds so far, and for those wanting to not just live somewhere but actually cohabitate these will be so much fun. I am already looking forward to immersing myself in these themes many opportunities for community development and role-playing scenarios. I can also see a full region of pink in the future because nothing will be more fun than getting all the neighbours on board with that idea.

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I ran into Patch Linden while he was going over the showcase area, and he was very pleased with the plans for these and other homes in the future. He also has a Meet & Greet planned for this coming Monday – Calendar of Events – so that he can answer questions about all things Linden Homes related. As this is just a rough layout keep in mind that the Moles are hard at work creating the final layouts of these new areas, and I cannot wait to see them finished. I actually saw the new Taylor Swift video a few hours after running into Patch and laughed hysterically at how just on point the Lindens are.

 

The Sweet 16 inspired theme of the overall event is throughout the many regions dedicated to it, and if you explore the exhibits done by many Second Life Residents it is fun to see their own take on this Retro vibe. Old Movie Theatres, Beach Party scenes and some very big statues, with bubbles and puppies and even a huge hydrant and cuffs dedicated to first responders. Take the time to visit all aspects of this great time of the year.

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One of my favourite sections was the time capsule like build, with all the years’ history of Second Life gathered together. I won’t say I was not disappointed to not see ‘and along came Sasy Scarborough’ in the 2006 section but I did squeal with delight at Hair Fair being mentioned as that was also its very first year.

Another exciting thing that Patch told me was that the four new avatar looks at the Welcome area on the Pizazz region are for limited SL16B time only, so make sure you grab them as a memento of the visit.

Then when you zoom over to the Hop & Shop you can start collecting all the gifts and shop like a crazy person like I did, and look as fabulous as I feel right now.

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SL16B Official Shopping Event:
Tinseled
Aurelian
Halcyon
Golden
Gilded

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

Stardust 50% Off @ SL16B 

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Skin Applier Alessa – League

Slink Hourglass Body Bundle – Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink 20% OFF @ SL16B

Avatar Enhancement Nail Appliers: set 142 Flair

Thick & Heavy Lashes (tintable) – Flair

BubbleGum Lipgloss – AlaskaMetro GIFT @ SL16B

Hair:

Angel – Lamb GIFT @ SL16B

Clothes:

YouthQuake Dress – Fashionably Dead GIFT @ SL16B

Shoes :

Lisa Marie Shoes Toast Glitter (Slink High/Deluxe Feet) – Slink GIFT @ SL16B

Accessories :

Bangle – Formanails GIFT @ SL16B

Second Life – Sweet Sixteen – Shopping Event and More

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Sixteen years and counting. With still so many familiar faces sharing the experience, Second Life is an incredible creation. While it has its ups and downs nothing will ever replace the absolute joy this virtual world has given to millions over the years.

On any given day you will find people sharing this grid with friends and family, meeting new people and discovering new things. I have never experienced anything as complex and as equally charming as Second Life and its people.

I myself, and hundreds of people I know and have known throughout the years often came into Second Life as just something to do, and they stayed acquiring knowledge and skills they could never have imagined. While just the shopping and existing curve are quite steep in SL, it is the creative side of things that just unlocks the doors into so many opportunities to advance. I for one – as novice as I am on most fronts – am just so very grateful to this platform for giving to me and to others such a valuable gift.

The Birthday Celebrations start on the 20th of June at 10am, and you will not want to miss out. Not only are there displays and experiences throughout the regions, but there is also a sneak peek of the newer Linden Homes soon to be launched. A great sounding Music Faire and some chances to meet some Lindens with some Town Hall meetings scheduled.

One of the large events is the Hop & Shop event that comprises of 100 stores with amazing discounts on all items included in their booth, and the booths are huge. The discounts start at 20% and I even saw a 75% sign. On top of the discounts, every store also has a gift item/s out for the taking and the few that showed the gifts, let me just say you will be needing to ice your mouse clicking finger after repetitive let me into the regions clicking. Do not despair though, they have made sure that there are plenty of regions allocated to the event, as well as camming regions on the ends. It is very well spaced out and easy to navigate, however, pack yourself a lunch and some snacks, and keep hydrated, you will be in for the long haul.

There are many familiar stores, and some even new to me, which is unusual, so I am very excited overall for this event, the layout is like a super mall, and it really did make me miss malls of the past, going to one region and having multiple stores to explore, even if then teleporting to their main.

I suggest derending all the people or setting to friends only which you can do in your menus. Turn down your draw distance as low as needed, but maybe at least 72 as 34 may be a bit short for such a big event.  I do my usual thing and keep the stores to my left side and just keep going, that way you are sure to hit all of them. Whimsy is more of a zig-zag lady.

You have until the 8th of July but do not forget to visit or at least space it out if you do not do everything at once, and trust me the discounts are epic.

I will be adding pictures once the event is live, as well as some images of new Linden Homes and some of the wonderful displays done by Residents at the celebrations, you will need to open up your next few weeks to get it all in, but so worth it.

Dates:
– SL16B Open to the Public: 10am (SLT) June 20th – July 8th, 2019
– SL16B Shopping & Gift Event: June 20th – July 8th, 2019
– SL16B Music Faire: June 21st – June 22nd, 2019
– Meet the Lindens: June 24th – June 27th, 2019 – 2pm (PDT)

Calendar of Events

SL16B Official Shopping Event:
Tinseled
Aurelian
Halcyon
Golden
Gilded

Links to information of the event:
SL16B Landing & Info Page
SL16B Destination Guide
SL16B Music Faire Lineup & Schedule
Meet the Lindens Schedule 
SL16B Official Shopping Event – 5 regions and 100 creators (all booths have Gifts some more than one)
SL16B Community Experiences to Explore
SL16B Swaginator Gift Hunt

Welcome Areas:

Welcome Area One

Welcome Area Two

SL16B Main Stage – Venue for Music Faire:

Mainstage

SL16B Exhibitor Showcase:
Astonish
Captivate
Enchant
Incredible
Sparkle

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