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Swish

Swish

Add on Looks

The options on the New LeLutka hair Swish are awesome, it says it is a 4 in 1 style but with a bit of resizing and imagination you can do more. You can resize the bun and get a really great formal updo, or quirky bun look, either way it is gorgeous, then if you add the Cachet ponytail to the bun, you get a really retro gogo dancer kind of look that is beautiful and sexy. Then if you add the Cachet pony to the Swish base hair, you have another great high pony look with the added bonus of texture change ribbon. Then take the tail from Magdalene and add to the bun and the base and you have another look, remove the base and just do the bun and the tail of Magdalene and you have another. These add on attachment pieces are just incredible and fun to find new ways to wear. You can see I labeled the pics so you can work it out from there. I love that these work so well also with the LeLutka Hairbases which are now only 100L a pack of ten colours and tintable.

The shorts I am wearing are from Tee*fy and will be part of August session of FaMESHed, which starts tomorrow. You can find all pertinent information about FaMESHed and upcoming designers HERE. I think this style of shorts is so sexy, and very 70’s in design, there are twelve colours that will be at FaMESHED and others will be in the Tee*fy mainstore.

The poses I am using for this post are by oOo Studio who are one of the sponsors of this years Vintage Fair. You have got to visit their booth, even if you are not a pose user, because their pose set posters are incredible. They have been able to recreate the vintage style of advertising and promotional movie type posters from way back, and it is remarkable to see. They are on the Retro sim and you can get all the slurls layouts and information on the Chic Management website HERE . Vintage Fair starts on the 4th of August so mark your calendars, because the builds are beautiful, the items on show that I have seen so far are wonderful and there is just so much shopping to be done.

The lace undershirt I am wearing is also from Plastik for Vintage Fair and I knew it would be an instant wearable with so many different looks, this was so easy to wear with the corset from Tee*fy.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Poses by : oOo Studio @ Vintage Fair 2012

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Isla – League 

Hair:

Swish (M) Cachet Ponytail (M) – Lelutka 

Clothes:

Industry Lace top –  Plastik @ Vintage Fair 2012

Mini Corset (M) Abbey High-waist shorts (M) – Tee*fy (shorts in 12 colours at FaMESHed August)

Shoes/Boots:

Aelia Wedges  (M) – Celoe 

Accessories:

Classic Nails – Izzies


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Hair Fair 2012 – Bandana Day

Bandana Day Hair Fair 2012

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Today as is the tradition, it is the last day of Hair Fair 2012 which means Bandana Day, where we “Remove our hair to show we care”. Do you have to do this, nope, is it fun, yes.  Every year residents from all over, send in bandanas they have made prior to the fair opening and they are sold for 50L and the money goes to Wigs for Kids. Every year I am floored not only by the great imagination these bring out, but also the kindness and some even include notecards explaining why it is important to them to be part of this. Those always make me cry.

Some over the years have become collectibles, and I am showing just five of the dozens for sale, so you can get some idea of how fabulous they are. Tekelili Tantalus always wows me, and this years armor style bandana is AMAZING, it even has wings this year. There is a boys and girls option to purchase and a few different colours you can choose.

The top left is actually by KittyCats co-creator Callie Cline, so you will find that if you have the breeds she created, then you will be all fabulous and matchy to your cats, but if not then its all about the faux fur awesomeness.  Bottom left is by Dita Tran of Fulo Jewelry and is a very stylish look, that can be purchased in four colours and is really classy looking.

Top right is by Thora Charron of LeLutka, and is all mesh and the scarf ends are separate and rigged, so it will move with your body. The top portion is non rigged so you can resize it to fit, as all Bandanas are modify. The tiedye fabric is so soft and pretty in this one. Hinako of Hinako Hairstore made the adorable one on the bottom right, and it is so cute with the little doll and banana sleeping on the top.

 

Bandana Booths are on all four sims of  Hair Fair 2012, you can identify them with the poster above.

Have a great Bandana Day everyone, and thank you all for being part of Hair Fair 2012.

Slurls for all sims 

 

Skin Worn – Isla –  League

Top worn – Tucked Tee – Tres Blah – Collabor88/july

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Hair Fair 2012 – Elikatira, Decoy, Fashionably Dead and Esk-imo

Sparrow & Flattery

Aella & Ren

Saturday & Sunday

Gaia & Tara

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2.5 hours until Bandana Day, and I didn’t get all my hair posted in time but I still have great hair to feature after Hair Fair 2012 ends as it will all be in the stores after that. Not enough hours in the day and night, but I did try, and my hair goes off to all of the incredible bloggers that did such amazing posts all during this past two weeks to help spread the word on Hair Fair 2012, not only for Wigs for Kids, but for the generosity of all these hair creators all coming together for this event every year, some new but the majority are veterans of  Hair Fair and impress with each year.

All four stores in this post have been in previous fairs, one of them was the original founder of the event back in 2006. That would of course be Elikapeka Tiramisu of Elikatira. I remember my first year on the Hair Fair committee in 2007 and how welcome Six Kennedy and Elika made me feel, it was an honor to be part of it all, and has been ever since. The two styles of hers I am showing are the Sparrow and Flattery, these styles are gorgeous, and Sparrow was so much more than first glance. The bangs are beautiful but the sides and how the tail is constructed in this hairstyle is just skillful beauty. Flattery is vava voom hair, super sexy and I can see it being a full time hair for many ladies in SL.

With these styles I am wearing the beautiful and sunny Valerie dress from Decoy, which is so pretty and simple, an easy to wear favourite. Speaking of Decoy that leads us to the next two styles. Decoy doesn’t make hair that often and SHAME ON HER. Seriously these two styles had me at Glow…lol I almost lost Mel to Annette during set up for the fair, they are both big fans of the glow function in edit, trying to send me blind they are, he put glow on in her whole booth I swear you could see it from space. Aella and Ren are beautiful styles, and Aella comes in three sizes and Ren in two, so you should be fine for fit, I was on both and so yum over the red packs. I did not change brows though for them, but I do like the brunette brows on the Isla skin for these anyway. Aella is another style I can see being a very popular all time style for many. The beautiful top I am wearing is also Decoy, and really if we could just find a way to have her create clothes with her left hand and hair with her right, we would be very lucky shoppers.

Another fantastic hair creator that rarely makes hair…I am praying that changes with mesh now. Every single Hair Fair Toast Bard blows me away with her hair. From quirky and playful styles with tin pots on their heads, to beautiful delicate braided tails and goggle  hairs, to this years Saturday and Sunday styles that just make me want to wear them both at once. I want to be that girl, the kind of girl that wakes up with hair like this. It is just so sexy without even having to try. A lot like the Tres Blah clothing I am wearing with.

Lastly Esk-imo, their booth last year was so adorable, and this year had me super excited to see their styles. Gaia is a lovely bun style that has great longer tendrils at the front , very sexy secretary inspired. The other Tara style is a sleek straight medium length style that I really liked, both are being worn with a great dress from Epoque because not only does it work with both looks, but they are friends so I thought YAY.

Elikatira is on the Hair Fair – Sand Sim , Decoy is on the Hair Fair – Sand Sim , Fashionably Dead is on the Hair Fair – Garden Sim , Esk-imo is on the Hair Fair Water Sim @ Hair Fair 2012

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page. Poses by : Ploom

Equipment Used: VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes: Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes: Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Isla – League 

Isla Lipstick Opal worn over Olive Make Up

Hair:

Sparrow (M) Flattery (M) –  Elikatira @ Hair Fair 2012

Aella (M) Ren (M) – Decoy @ Hair Fair 2012

Saturday (M) Sunday (M) – Fashionably Dead @ Hair Fair 2012

Gaia , Tara (M) – Esk-imo @ Hair Fair 2012

Clothes:

Emily Ruffle Tank  (M) Valerie Dress (M)  – Decoy 

Zipper Skinny Jeans (M) – Maitreya 

Mind Drip Top, Cut off shorts – Tres Blah 

Skeletal Cutout Mini Dress – Epoque 

Shoes :

Bare Feet Rigged (M) – Slink

Accessories:

Kabuki Necklace – Mandala 

Classic Nails – Izzies

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Hair Fair 2012 – sYs Amacci and Tameless

Orbital & Jazy

Cassie & Rosie

Victoria & Sojo

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As you may have noticed in past posts, I am really all for the hybrid mesh usage, as in mixing mesh with regular clothing layers to create a mixed effect. That is also true of hybrid mesh hair, and how you can utilise the concept of rigged and non rigged styles by mixing them together. I like the idea of non rigged hair tops and rigged bottoms, that way if you do have to edit around the face you are good.

One store that was a new store for Hair Fair 2012 as in new to hair releases but definitely not new to content creation, are the sisters that make up sYs. Their futuristic styles are wonderful and with this hair release I was so excited to see what they would do. They didn’t disappoint either, the orbital hair is awesome, so damn cute and fun..the Jazy is sleek and sexy and comes with a shaved tattoo layer that is actually so close shaved it is intense. I just love that the styles worked so well with my new Viron items from Rosal, the corset and neck corset are mesh and so detailed and have incredible colouring options.

Amacci, a long time favourite created very lovely styles, this medium and full high pony style is really pretty, and the demure bun style is great for functions and dressier looks. I am wearing the new Toki Doki dress with them and I just love the back of this dress, its like a maxi racer tank, very cool and pretty. The third store featured is Tameless Hair, and one of the styles is definitely that.

The Sojo hair by Tameless is wild and curly and so sexy, I even love the arty pic in the store, so cool. The Victoria hair is superb, I really wanted a Peg Bundy kind of look for it and then thought pffft Peg would be so stylish now, because Al would have been divorced and she would have married someone rich and become high class, so this is my Peg Bundy 2012.

sYs is on the Hair Fair – Sand Sim , Amacci is on the Hair Fair – Flower Sim , Tameless is on the Hair Fair – Garden Sim @ Hair Fair 2012

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Poses by : Glitterati & Ploom  Poses

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Isla – League 

Hair:

Orbital (M) , Jazy (M) – sYs @ Hair Fair 2012

Cassie, Rosie – Amacci @ Hair Fair 2012

Sojo , Victoria (M) – Tameless @ Hair Fair 2012

Clothes:

Carol Dress  (M) – TokiDoki

Lou Pants (M) – Glam Affair 

Viron Waist Corset (M) Viron Neck Corset (M) – Rosal

Vixen Catsuit (comes with shoes) – Slink 

Shoes/Boots:

Aelia Wedges (M) – Celoe 

Accessories:

Garbo Graduated Pumpkin Necklace – Maxi’s @ Collabor88/July

Classic Nails – Izzies

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Hair Fair 2012 – Discord Designs, Epoque, Ploom/Deviant Kitties

Devlyn

Dhilon

Stabilizer I and II

Misha and Neopunk

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I am almost running out of clothes – just kidding. Ok so last two days of Hair Fair 2012 as I said earlier, so do not miss out on having another run through with friends or on Alts because you definitely don’t want to miss out on helping Wigs for Kids while the stores are donating to this great cause, not to mention all the fabulous gift items that are around the sims.

These first styles are dreadlock and braided styles from Discord Designs, now that they are mesh I just really like the length on the braided one a lot. Both are unisexy which is a great thing, and you definitely need to try them for yourself. I am wearing the sexy new shorts from Cynful in mesh, and the dark ones are in a special event this weekend at 1<3 Fashion. I am so loving mesh shorts this week, and Cynfuls have the usual bum cleavage awesomeness that you need in your sexy short shorts. Also new from cynful are these really cute jeans, also mesh and they have really nice stitching seams and detailing on them.

Next hair is from Epoque, these cutesy bun styles are great for so many looks, from the sexy to the deep and brooding, the intellectually obscure or the aged, it all works, but the bangs on the second Stabilizer style are retro fabulous. The other thing I really like about the Epoque hair is the textures, they are very soft looking and there are a great range of colour packs to choose from, even some mixed dye packs.

Thirdly the Ploom hair with a bit of Deviant Kitties for good measure. Those of you old enough to remember will know that the owner once had a store called Deviant Kitties, it was closed and a new brand Ploom was born. There has been many requests for the return of Dk and so instead of having two stores, DK is a line within the Ploom brand. I do hope there will be some packs that differ, so there is some difference between the brands but there is definitely an edgier look to the DK line which is definitely how that store is remembered.

I am wearing the Mesh Update of the KAS Waist Corset, if you have the original and I know many do, then if you haven’t been by the store in a while pop over put it on and press the update terminal and then update the corset and you will be sent the new mesh ones. I really like this corset a lot and the ability to change to as many colours as it has in the HUD and more is wonderful. Also there is a recent update of the ballet boots, but not mesh ones, hopefully they are on the horizon for thigh hights perhaps.

Discord Designs is on the Hair Fair – Water  Sim , Epoque is on the Hair Fair – Water  Sim and Ploom/Deviant Kitties is on the Hair Fair – Garden Sim @ Hair Fair 2012.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Poses by : Glitterati

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Isla – League 

Hair:

Devlyn (M) Dhilon (M) – Discord Designs @ Hair Fair 2012

Stabnilizer 1 & 2 (M) – Epoque @ Hair Fair 2012

Misha (M) NeoPunk (M) – Ploom/Deviant Kitties @ Hair Fair 2012

Clothes:

Zia Denim Shorts (M) Baubie Hugger top, Lala’s Shrug , NoName Jeans (M) Aphrodisia Dress (top only)  – Cynful

Ellio Bikini – BOOM

Boyfriend sock garters – World Wide Industries

Leggings Yellow – MAiiKI (upstairs at Maitreya)

Waist Corset (M) – KAS 

Shoes/Boots:

Aelia Wedges (M)  – Celoe 

Spiked Boots (M) – J’s

Accessories:

Milano Sunglasses – Maxi’s 

Classic Nails – Izzies

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Hair Fair 2012 – Lollipopz oh lolli lollipopz

Winter Rose

Coconut

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Second last day of Hair Fair 2012. I felt like showing some summer beachwear and these new items are perfect, especially with the hair shown. The bikini is the latest release from BOOM, and they come in an abundance of colours and prints. The style is sexy and has adorable ties on the hips. I especially love the chevron prints and camo, but showing the brilliant Lime and the doll pink chevron for this post.

The hairstyles from Hair Fair 2012 are by Lollipopz and have pretty flowers that I tinted green on the coconut style in edit linked parts. Both styles come with add on flexi attachments, but only worn with the coconut and not the winter rose, which is a lovely braided band style. Both so pretty and great for beachy looks or even some RP fae looks, or something along those lines.

The gorgeous mesh skirt I am weairng is Elymode’s release for the Zodiac event running at the moment, so be sure to grab those, they are so pretty and especially look great in this carefree summer days way.

Lollipopz is located on the Hair Fair – Flower sim  @ Hair Fair 2012

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Poses by : Glitterati

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Isla – League 

Hair:

Winter Rose, Coconut – Lollipopz @ Hair Fair 2012

Clothes:

Leoness Skirt (M) – Elymode @ Zodiac/ Leo

Ellio Bikini – BOOM

Shoes/Boots:

Rigged Bare Feet (M) Aussie Thongs (add ons) (M) – SLink

Accessories:

By The Sea Charm Necklace – Yummy @ Collabor88/July

Classic Nails – Izzies

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Hair Fair 2012 – Here ChiChickie Mina Moon

Tanya Amanda

Lente Anouk

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I had so much fun with these two looks, different hair but same outfits, and it works. But it was definitely the second look that was my geeky favourite. It has that studious girl thing going on, with that carefree fashion sense, so fun with lime glasses to boot. Two hair stores in one post this time from Hair Fair 2012…I am running out of time to do posts as it is Bandana Day on the 29th and I am looking forward to “Removing my hair to show I care” as we do every last day of Hair Fair since 2007. You can still purchase your Bandanas for only 50L at Hair Fair, and so far they have raised over 100,000 lindens that will be added to the other donations and go to Wigs for Kids. Remember all the Bandanas are sold transfer permissions so you can buy up some for friends, and it is always handy to have some spare for events through the year.

The two stores are Mina Hair and ChiChickie. The Mina hairstyles are soft and fluffy with lots of flexi in the long wavey style. They come HUD controlled for colouring and the low pony is just lovely and loose. They are both really nice go with everything looks. My outfit is sporting some new stockings from BlueSlush, who has been creating up a storm lately, so be sure to check out the new thigh highs and cropped tank tops.

The first pic has the adorable updo that can be casual in this way or a lot dressier dependent on what you wear. The Amanda style is the longer style and I really like the swept bangs of this style. One thing about the ChiChickie booth is that they have styles in Petites sizes available for purchase as well, so if you are a petite avatar looking for hair, this booth is for you. I swear the me on the right is miffed at the me on the left.

Mina Hair is on the Hair Fair – Garden Sim and ChiChickie is on the Hair Fair – Flower Sim at Hair Fair 2012

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Poses by : Glitterati Poses

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Isla – League 

Isla Add on Lipstick tattoo – Onyx – League 

Hair:

Lente, Anouk – Mina 

Tanya , Amanda – ChiChickie

Clothes:

Stockings Crossed, Stockings Camo Green , Little Tank – BlueSlush 

Cuffed Denim Shorts (M) – Mon Tissu 

Comfy Cardigan, Safari Shorts – Fri.day

Shoes/Boots:

Short Boots – J’s 

Accessories:

Rectangle Framed Glasses – HOC 

Necktie Punk Girl – Love Soul

Armwarmers – Maitreya 

Classic Nails – Izzies

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Hair Fair 2012 – Rock n Clawtooth

Going Steady

Serendipity

Starlight

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Today I took a break for three hours and watched the Olympics Opening ceremony with Whimsy Winx. The United Kingdom did an incredible job at creating an amazing event. There was a few tears shed my end, and lots of goosebumps, I was really moved by the fact that this is the first ever Olympics that all nations had a female competitor, not just because it is the first year they qualified, but because their countries in the past did not allow it. I will laugh for days at Whimsy declaring that the woman that was declared the ‘Champion of Earth’ during the carrying of the Olympic flag was not wearing a cape, and she wanted to take the gold from the UK teams uniforms and make her one. All in all it was very enjoyable, I did unfortunately miss the first part of it, so missed Duran Duran and their video they shot in Second Life for the event, but I am sure it will be online eventually.

I was all hyped up and rawr, so the pics ended up with a rock n roll kind of look happening. Clawtooth at Hair Fair 2012 did wonderful long styles in mesh, and they are really must haves from the fair. The braided style Going Steady is super pretty, but with the loose tendrils framing the face it is fierce as well. There is a second braided style, very similar to the first, but with a few whispier parts and more face covering pieces – not shown. Then you have Serendipity and Starlight, both long over one shoulder styles, one with a pompadour top to it which is very rockabilly influenced and so cool.

With all this rock n roll comes the need for leather pants, and these new Zoey mesh ones from Erratic are stunners. The shape, the texture work and the gold zippers are great, I would love it if there was a silver zipper option, but that’s just greed. They come in standard sizes and the fit is fantastic. Make sure you check them and other new mesh items out while you are there.

Clawtooth is at Hair Fair – Sand sim during Hair Fair 2012.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Poses by : Frooti Poses

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Isla – League 

Hair:

Going Steady (M) Serendipity (M) Starlight (M) – Clawtooth @ Hair Fair 2012

Clothes:

Zoey Leather Pants (M) – Erratic 

Bella Bustier – Chandelle 

Union Jack Tank Top – Muism

RB Tank – Maitreya 

PoofGloves (part of set) – MAiiKI ( upstairs Maitreya)

Shoes/Boots:

Esprit Xtd – Maitreya Gold 

Accessories:

Cuff Gold – Erratic

Classic Nails – Izzies 

Drum Case – Sey

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Hair Fair 2012 – Sugarsmack that!

Kai

Elaina

Elan

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It is all about pretty dresses and lovely hair in this post. Sugarsmack being the store featured from Hair Fair 2012. There are only a few days left, so be sure you go and grab everything you haven’t already, because while it is at the fair, your purchases contribute to the Wigs for Kids donations..and every bit helps a child in need.

The hairstyles are so pretty and feminine and I am in love with the hairbases, as they have a widows peak that just makes me melt all over, I am seriously infatuated with that look. The styles are so lovely, and go with all sorts of looks, but I wanted to do the frock thing today. Two are from One Bad Pixel and are glorious, the first is really cool long dress with an interesting take on the one strap look. The third dress is the other One Bad Pixel release and this ruched cocktail frock is just heavenly. I have worn it with a fur stole just for red carpet arrival, but you can see the amazing beading and ruched satin waist effect. Those beads are also all mesh work, such attention to detail that has really made it stand out as a must have for future special occasions.

The second dress is another Collabor88/July item from Schadenfreude. The dress is so pretty and girly, and the ribbon work on the back takes it to a dressier wear situation, the shoes also by them are neat too, all in all it would be great for a wedding, christening or outdoor luncheon look. 

Sugarsmack is on the Hair Fair – Sand sim at Hair Fair 2012

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Poses by : Frooti

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Isla – League 

Hair:

Kai, Elaina, Elan – Sugarsmack @ Hair Fair 2012

Clothes:

Fleur Maxi Dress (M) Ruched Dress (M) – One Bad Pixel

Eala Dress – Schadenfreude @ Collabor88/July

Shoes/Boots:

Rigged Bare Feet (M) Margot Ballet Slippers (ADD ONS) (M) – Slink

Cygnette Shoes – Schadenfreude @ Collabor88/July

Accessories:

Boho Bangles (modified) – Maxi’s

Dark Fur Stole – Paper Couture

Classic Nails – Izzies

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Hair Fair 2012 – OhMai Goodness – a plea

Gillian

Ginta

Chloe

Isla 1

Isla 2

Isla 3

Isla 4

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Every year during Hair Fair, one of my favourite things to do is check on what Anya Ohmai has done. This is because every year since the ‘shoulder up’ – thats what I call it – series, she has done amazing Hair Fair hair pictures. This year is just as amazing, and you can see them HERE on her Flickr if you haven’t already. This year though, is her second year attending Hair Fair as a participant, and so this post is the hair she released for the fair.

The three styles shown are Gillian, Ginta and Chloe, and while they are pretty and girly, they are definitely casual to dressier in wear-ability. In the first two I especially love the thin headband and half updo creation at the back, with the hair having more volume at the top, it is very lovely and creates a beautiful silhouette. I matched two of the styles together with the new mesh blazer from Elate, this blazer is really nice to wear, and the contrast piping had me so excited. Whether with long pants, like these gorgeous ones from Celoe, or shorts that are very fetching, the look works so well.

I kept with the shorts look and am wearing the really pretty cardigan from The Sea Hole at Colllabor88. This cardigan comes with the bra top hardwired to it, I really wish designers would not do that, I know I have said it before, but as clothes most of the time are built as layers in PS/Gimp, keep them that way. That cardigan as its own item would be so wearable with many other things, other bra tops, same with the bra top that is underneath, it would be a lovely go to bra for many things, even as a default always worn kind of bra, as it is strapless and low enough to wear under most mesh. While the creativity of the designer is incredibly important, once the customer purchases the item, it allows for even more. I know that many love to see how people can take their items to different levels of looks, and be proud of their ability to see more in an item than originally thought of, but layered clothing that is not available as single parts, doesn’t allow for that.

I once got the response from a designer that it was because they have to flatten the layers to save. No you do not, that is not true of PS and I doubt it is true of Gimp, that is how they were taught to do things, and have since changed that – yay – but the way PS works is that whatever layers are visible is what will save, so if you do make something all as one file, then just save the item in the parts you want, un-check the eye beside the layers you don’t want for that portion and do a regular save file as , then keep doing that to keep the parts you need as you need. If that does not work for you, or you don’t feel comfortable with it, open another document the same exact size, name it what you will be saving such as bra, and then duplicate the bra portion over to the new document, and do the same for the other pieces to their own documents. This way after you save as a TGA or a PNG you can save the documents of each portion as a PSD and have them as starting off layers for another item in the future, or better yet, if you decide to revisit an item for more colours, or you need a fast item for an event, there you have it, all ready for new colours or prints.

Now back to the cardigan, the sheerness of it is superb, that is why I want it solo lol, but the whole release is just lovely, so you only have a week or so left to grab it all. The theme this month was Bleached, and the items that came from that theme have all just been amazing.

Isla by League is the skin I am wearing in this post, and we all got a sneak peak during the Skin Addiction showcase a little while back. This is now fully released as of yesterday and she is divine. The skin has so many great options, but the newest is Red Eyebrows, which are wonderful.

The make ups on the Isla skins are beautiful also, a few familiar lips and eyes because they are firm favourites but majority wise it is a fresh pallette and you even get the lipsticks on tattoo layers for the sets and fat pack, so in reality you can make at the very least a hundred combinations that make the skin incredible value. Also new are the mini lipstick packs sold separately, these will work with other skins as they don’t have skin around the mouth as the ones with the skins do, but you will need to try the demos first so you can see if they work for skins you have. They have a whole other colour range in those, so it just adds to the whole overall collection.
The poses I am using today are by Adorkable Poses, they are from the Zodiac/Leo event that is currently on, so make sure you check that out soon.

OhMai is on the Hair Fair – Sand Sim at Hair Fair 2012

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Poses by :  Adorkable Poses @ Zodiac/Leo

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Isla – League 

Hair:

Gillian, Ginta, Chloe – OhMai @ Hair Fair 2012

Clothes:

Natalie Blazer (M) – Elate 

Prey Bustier – Kyoot @ Zodiac Event/Leo

Lolong Pants (M) – Celoe 

Cocoro Shorts (M) – Toki Doki

Hanalei Shorts (M) – Mon Tissu 

Seafarers Cardigan – The Sea Hole @ Collabor88/July

Shoes/Boots:

Nikki – Redgrave 

Accessories:

Motsumame Ring (M) – Mandala

Classic Nails – Izzies

Boho Bangles (modified) – Maxi’s