Hair Fair 2012 – It’s the Verve
So many things going on all around Second Life at the moment, but the one thing that has kept myself, Mel, Whimsy, Ashia and Gabby busy for the past few months has been preparations for Hair Fair 2012. For the months we have been in a kind of controlled environment within the controlled environment of Second Life. The outcome is the event itself, with over 80 incredible Hair designers present, and hundreds of amazing NEW styles featured only at the event for its duration.
I have been on the committee since 2007, I had never even attended the prior one – which was the first – as it was before I existed. It has been my favourite event ever since, we become immersed in it, and being able to hear all the positive feed back this year has been wonderful. The event as many know – but some may not – is to benefit Wigs for Kids through a portion of sales going to them after the event is final. Every year I am so impressed by the generosity of the hair designers, their customers old and new, and the bloggers who not only spread the word through their blogs, but also shop hard the day before it opens, and days that follow. So rather than natter on longer, a big heartfelt thanks to everyone for being such an amazing community.
I took some pictures of the sims yesterday, while people were flying about and shopping lots, it was fun to watch, and I did kind of wish I could grab pics of the people themselves, but I always feel like that would be intruding without permission, and by the time I take a shot and get to IM they are usually gone – makes notes to get IM open first lol. Mel Vanbeeck and Whimsy Winx built the sims, all four of them on a platform in the sky weeks prior to setting up, one sim at a time because we didn’t have enough prims to do all four at once. What they managed to create together, for something that is only up for two weeks, to me is just amazing…you can call me biased, but I love the sims a lot. You can actually read info on all that was done to help make this Hair Fair not only visually appealing, but also do a lot to help with performance/lag issues, it’s a combo post of my old tips and tricks and the new facts, written with Mel Vanbeeck.
A big shout out to the people over at SeraphimSL who are celebrating their first birthday with a huge hunt starting today. You can get all the info on their website HERE, Happy Birthday Seraphim.
Now onto the fashion…
First off of course the hair, the three styles I am showing are the LeLutka releases for Hair Fair 2012, you can find LeLutka on the Hair Fair – Garden sim on the far left from the landing point. The Salome hair is the incredible curly do, I was seriously watching Ghostbusters the other night and Salome reminds me so much of when Sigourney Weaver goes all crazy hot. I love how it extends out at the sides because its so thick and curly. The second style is Versage, this style needs to be medium length for men too, it screams 70’s surfer, and the curls for the girls just makes it so Californian beachy keen. The third style Magdalen is three in one, you can wear the most amazing beehive twist on its own, or you can add the extension tail that is over the shoulder at the front. You can even wear the tail on its own with a hairbase and have a sleeker tail look…I think it is absolutely fabulous and so would Patsy.
Salome has all that rawr factor going on, so to compliment that ideal I went with the gorgeous maxi dress from Baiastice that has leopard print amongst floral and other vivid colours. The prints on these dresses are fabulous, I have seen mixed prints before that can be a little bit of a strain on the eye, but Baiastice definitely has that European verve when it comes to styling.
The Versage had me wanting a mix of both professional and street, and with the cocoro shorts from Toki Doki I love the look. These shorts have tailored styling that brings to mind mens suit pants, so as soon as I saw them it was instant love. Pairing them up with the draped tshirt from Ison – who coincidentally is also a this years Hair Fair with a brand new hair line. Also to give that carefree Cali look, the sunglasses on a cord are just one of the options in the new sunglasses packs from MG by Maxi Gossamer. The sunglasses come in different options of wear, such as hanging around the neck on a string or cord like shown, or atop the head and lastly you can even wear them on your nose covering your eyes, I know right? shocking. All jokes aside they are fabulous, and the lenses have different options as well.
All the poses I am using in this post are by Adorkable Poses who are the official pose makers for Hair Fair 2012. They made a pose pack especially for the event that is for taking pictures of hair, and they are donating a percentage of its sales to Wigs for Kids during the event, so be sure to check that out while you are visiting.
Another great event going on at the moment is Collabor88 for July. The Mignon top is from Ingenue and I couldn’t help but think it was bloggers fate to pair a Mignon with a Chignon. The top has a lovely line to it, with the flared out portion looking lovely with a sleeker pencil skirt, and though the Nikka from Celoe does fan out at the back it was just right.
I hope you can take the time to visit Hair Fair 2012 and support the fantastic creators that are donating a percentage of their sales to Wigs for Kids. If you want to know more about Wigs for Kids go HERE and you can see the Hair Fair listed in their events page.
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Poses by : Adorkable Poses @ Hair Fair
VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shoots – VR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck
Ellis – LeLutka
Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka
Jen + Lipstick add on – League
Salome, Versage, Magdalen – LeLutka @ Hair Fair
Zoroaide Mesh Maxi Dress – Baiastice
Cocoro Shorts – Toki Doki
Draped Crop Tee – Ison
Mignon top – Ingenue @ Collabor88
Nikka Skirt – Celoe
Aelia Wedges, Cairo Boots, Zoe Pumps – Celoe
Springtime Nails – Izzies
Silver Drop necklace and ring, Milano Sunglasses on cord – MG by Maxi Gossamer