Autumn Masquerade

48932217293_4705962fe1_4k.jpgAutumn by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

So Sasy invited me to tag along to a masquerade ball being held by The Fashion Loft. I’ve not been to a formal event in years. #platformdwelling So, there was some shopping to do. I decided it’s October, autumn, there was a high chance of many attending would go with a gothic or Halloween theme, in additional to very formal and elaborate. I’m pleased to say I calculated correctly. A few were horror/gothic, most were black or red gowns.

I went with Autumn as my theme and wanted to keep it very simple. I found this great mask first, a gacha from HEXtraordinary, and went from there for aesthetic. I knew it might be a challenge to find a good fit color wise, then I recalled the immense number of gowns from my past social life I collected long ago that hadn’t even been worn yet and with BOM now in effect I had many options. So glad Slink has come out with the Slink Physique Hourglass Mesh Body Bundle (Redux)! Very pleased that I can wear some fantastic system skins I have like the Isla skin by League.

I haven’t been a huge fan of mesh gowns as I don’t care for the movement waist down due to rigging, so I deep dived for some flexi. I revisited my Last Call, and Nicky Ree stash. However, nothing matched the tones of my mask I had already selected and was determined to use.

48932945847_f9f68feacb_5k.jpgAutumn Masquerade by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

A quick review of Marketplace turned up this lovely autumn gown by Caverna Obscura. It’s available in a few autumn gradients, and I went with brown in case there was someone else with the same idea, they would likely go with the “Pumpkin” option which was more vibrant. The dress did not come with any alphas, so I found an alpha from a slip dress that worked.

The mask and dress were a great match. I tinted some gold opera gloves (system layer) from Adam n Eve to match the bodice. I eschewed jewelry and went with some particle sparkles in gold and green from Cole’s Corner which are currently available at Uber. Since I haven’t actually shopped in a while for formal wear or even purposely chosen an updo for such purposes I went with a half up half down style from Kuni. It was pulling out older content and I was pleased with how well much of it held up since mesh. Looking forward to hopefully wearing some in the near future.

Hair: Kuni – Ari
Head: LeLutka – Chloe
Body/Parts: Slink  – Slink Physique Hourglass Mesh Body Bundle (Redux)
Skin: League – Isla – Sunkiss – Natural Brunette (system)
Eyes: Euphoric – Enigma Eyes
Mask: HEXtraordinary – Autumn Leaf Mask #6 [GACHA]
Gloves: Adam n Eve – Opera Gloves – Gold (tinted to match bodice) (system)
Dress: Caverna Obscura – Autumn Leaves Gown – Brown
Particles: Cole’s Corner – Glitterati – Gold & Emerald (Currently available at Uber))
Shoes: Essenz – Beverly Hills
Wood: Heart – Enchanted Autumn Path with Lanterns
Backdrop: Minimal – Kunstmuseen Autumn Leaves Corner (Currently available at Uber)
Cat: Fashionably Dead – Cat – 12 Curious [GACHA]
Bench: Apple Fall – Apple Fall Old Stained Bench
Poses: Kirin
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry

Hair Fair 2019 – Mello

48622014131_246cee554a_k.jpgHair Fair 2019 – Mello by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Hair Fair 2019 is where the hair is until September 1st, 2019! Stop by to find the latest by your favorite stores, or find some new ones! I found Mello!

I was drawn in by her ads, but stayed for the hair! She has 4 styles available, plus a gift hair with a fatpack hud! Shown here are 2 of my favs, and the gift. What I really liked was she included a tinting hud as well allowing me to put a tiny bit of pink on my brunette shade which bumped it a little more reddish. Totally gave me 80’s tinted hair mousse vibes making me miss my strawberry hair mousse. Included with the tint hud is the ability to add a little glow which gives it a little boost.

Purchases made at Hair Fair 2019 donate a percentage to Wigs for Kids. The minimum donated by each store is 15% so everything you buy during helps this great charity help children that suffer hair loss! For more information, ads, and slurls check out the blog!

Hair: Mello – Neon Nights, Vibes, Midnight (Currently available at Hair Fair 2019)
Body: Slink – Hourglass
Head: LeLutka – Chloe
Eyes: Euphoric – Enigma Eyes – Ice
Skin: Mudskin – Hee Soo Bare 112
Makeup: AlaskaMetro – Whimsy makeup palette
Sunglasses: Amacci – Sunglasses Venice
Necklace: Izzie’s – Two Initial Charms
Top: Pseudo – Joye Top – Yellow
Skirt: Baiastice – Ives Skirt – Fuchsia
Poses: Foxcity
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry

Hair Fair 2019 – Regions and Styles

Hair Fair 2019 is now open! Check out all the amazing hair styles and accessories that can be found there this year!

Hair Fair Second Life

Hair Fair is now open to the public, three regions covered with styles by creators from all over Second Life. Every purchase at Hair Fair donates a percentage to Wigs for Kids. Bandana booths and Donation kiosks donate 100%.

There is a Demo group where you can try the styles at home before venturing to the event. secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about  copy paste to chat to join

This year as well as hairstylists we have a selection of accessory creators that have also made items to adorn your hair purchases. It is a wonderful combination of items for the hair enthusiasts of SL.

So come and do your part to help those that are giving so generously of their time, and creativity to this cause and to further show Second Life what a wonderful community of creators they are.

Booth Regions

Blonde Region SLurl

Noirette Region SLurl

Redhead Region SLurl

Cam Regions

Streaks…

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Hair Fair COMING SOON – Join Demo Group

Hair Fair Second Life

Hair Fair Logo 2019 Join Demo Group

As is our tradition, the day before Hair Fair opens the demos of all releases will be sent through the Hair Fair Demo Group. You can spend the day trying and finding styles that you will want to purchase prior to the event opening, this can help you speed up your visiting and help with potential lag of trying things on at the event.

Join with your alts as well so that you can jump over and try things you may want to give them a makeover with, this will also save time, and give you a grasp on what is on offer.

All purchases made at Hair Fair 2019 as at previous will donate a percentage to Wigs for Kids. The minimum donated by each store is 15% so everything you buy during helps this great charity help children that suffer hair loss, so get all your hair…

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Bandana Day kits now available – Help us help Wigs for Kids

Hair Fair 2019 is coming soon! Be a part of Hair Fair by helping to create a bandana which will be sold as a 100% donation to Wigs For Kids! Read more for details! If you haven’t created things for SL I promise…it’s easy!

Hair Fair Second Life

Bandana Kit Box Poster.pngGrab 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…

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More Houseboats Are Coming!

47853360331_dce030a508_k.jpgMore Houseboats Are Coming! by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

If you’ve been waiting for that dream houseboat get ready! According to Patch Linden, in less than 24 hours …40 regions of houseboats are coming! Yes, 40!

46937055495_8ae0006e43_b.jpgSecond Life Map by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

The map shows the regions have been moved into place and are located to the east of the Bellisseria landed regions. As yet there appears to be no causeway and/or bridge leading to this area. So those within the boating community should be delighted. It’s only a short trip via watercraft.

47063895464_86e2ceae5f_k.jpgMore Houseboats Are Coming! by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

There is still a considerable amount of land that is heavily landscaped with public areas for gathering. Lovely beaches, conversation areas, picnic areas, and cuddle spots are dotted all over them. So get ready, I also imagine there will be some leaving the landed Linden Homes to try for them so you might even get an opening for a parcel if you’re lucky.  F5 is your friend.  Linden Homes are available for premium residents. Check out premium membership details at Second Life.

46937073835_ddca1275d8_k.jpgMore Houseboats Are Coming! by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr