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Hair: Ploom – Leela  {MESH} NEW!
Eyes: Amacci  – Gaze Eyes – Autumn Green
Lashes: LeLutka  – 2011/Curl
Skin: Izzie’s – Katya  – Sunkissed NEW!
Makeup: Izzie’s – Katya Eyeshadow – Smokey NEW!
Makeup: Izzie’s – Katya Eyeshadow –  Silver NEW!
Makeup: Izzie’s – Lipstick – Plum NEW!
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Skin Applier: Izzie’s – Sunkissed
Manicure/Pedicure Applier: Flair -Set 164  Coming soon!
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer Jewelry – Aphrodite’s Dream – Black/Silver {MESH}
Ring:  Maxi Gossamer Jewelry – Positano Night Jewel – Black/Silver {MESH}
Clutch: Ison – Folded Leather Clutch – Black  {MESH}
Dress:  The Secret Store – Jezibell Dress – Eggplant {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Collabor88 – OCT/2013)
Tights: Izzie’s – Thigh High Knit Socks – Black {MESH} NEW!
Shoes: LeLutka – Ren – Plum {MESH}
Poses: Skin & Bones
Stock Image:  (Cajsa Lilliehookjun12_020)
Props: W. Winx & Flair (pumpkins from Falling into You Playtime Set);  Skye Studio: Single Tree from Tree Tunnel set, and leaves from Autumnal Textures pack)

Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

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Adorkable @ Pose Fair 2013

Pose Fair 2013 has begun and there are so many great stores involved. Adorkable has several new sets of poses available, I’m featuring two poses from them. Adorkable is a unique pose maker who includes a mirrored version of each pose. This photo was done using Grace 1 and Grace 1m. In theory I could have created this photo by mirror myself in photo editing software, however, what if I wanted to do a location shot, with two avatars….mirrored poses for the win. I like the idea of mirrored poses as many times I will want to use a pose but because of what I am wearing it just doesn’t suit the post, but the mirror will. Check out the other pose sets at Pose Fair 2013.

Twin Grace

I’m wearing Doll COCO’s mesh ball-jointed doll avatar. This avatar body is free and comes in two skin tones, Snow, and Cacao. You can choose from a number of unique mesh heads as a separate purchase for a custom look, as well as mesh clothing, and costumes specifically made for the doll. She also has accessories like hats, helmets, even bat wings, animated insect wings, and monster feet are available. Join her free group and click the vendor at the store to get your starter body. The body has several body options, with or without lingerie, and ‘smooth’ option with no genital details, and a default version with nipple areolas and full genitals. After purchasing a Head for the body, you can wear it in place of the White Cap that tops the doll body. The head also includes a wearable teardrop, and a head with closed eyes. The dress comes with two necks in the skin tones, I didn’t need them, and the boots with two skin color options. I removed my doll feet to wear them.

Avatar: Doll COCO – Body – Snow (FREE)
Hair: KIK – Susanna – Coffee
Head: Doll COCO – Head – Lena
Dress: Doll COCO – Classic Dress – Black-Stripe
Shoes: Doll COCO – Button Boots – Black
Poses: aDORKable –  Grace 1 & Grace 1m (Currently Available at Pose Fair 2013)
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry
Stock Image:  Roche By Cajsa Lillehook – (SL Stock Image Flickr Group)
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For this photo I am wearing Doll COCO’s gift Rabbit Avatar. This rabbit looks so serious, it’s just adorable. Its a free gift, right next to another free gift of Wizard of Oz themed mesh characters, and a mesh Dorothy avatar. This rabbit also comes with a camouflage jacket. I’m showing off the cute Whimsy 2m pose from the Whimsy post set. I loved how even more defiant the bunny looks with it.

Avatar: Doll COCO – Rabbit Avatar (GIFT!) [Make sure you take the Slurl I provided, or you will be at a different location that doesn’t have the rabbit out]
Poses: aDORKable –  Whimsy 2m (Currently Available at Pose Fair 2013)
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry
Stock Image: SL-Backgrounds-Parkland-Calas Galadhon-_011 by Whimsy Winx – (SL Stock Image Flickr Group)

PS if you are looking for the gift Bat Wings, they are located at this location.   This is also were the new bodysuits, slip dress, insect wings, etc are.  Careful there is a body priced at $450 here, I believe its the newer model.  If you are looking for the clothing, more heads, and free body, rabbit, and wizard of oz characters they are at the DOLL COCO location I listed in my credits instead.

Hair Fair 2012 Photo Contest Submissions: 25 Hours left!

The clock is ticking! Hurry Hurry! Contest closes on the 30th!

Hair Fair Photo Contest Signage

Just some reminders, the deadline for the Hair Fair Photo Contest is coming on the 30th of June, so be sure to get your photos entered before then. Tell all your friends, because the prizes are amazing. You will find all the info regarding rules for your pictures HERE . Please be sure to tag your photos and fill in the info asked for, so that your pictures are approved as soon as possible.

Prizes are provided from a selection of these stores:

Adorkable Poses
Alli&Ali Designs
Argrace
Calico Ingmann Creations
ChiChickie!
Damselfly Salon
DCNY Fashion
Decoy
Discord Designs
EMO-tions
Entente
Exile
Hairoin
HCT
HINAKO
Idiosyncrasy Skins
Ison
KMADD
LaGyo
League
Lelutka
L+N Signature
Loovus Dzevavor
Mina Hair
Mons
Nikita Fride
Nushru
Ploom Hair,Skin and Poses
Tameless Hair And Avatars
Tekeli-li! Dark Artistry 
Urban Lutz Hair Creator
Vanity Hair 
VR Foundry – VR Studio Posestand/Hud
WWinx Home & Garden 
Zibska

Hair Fair 2012 Join Us banner

The Official Hair Fair 2012 Photo Contest

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The Hair Fair committee is pleased to announce it’s annual photo contest! This is a very popular part of the Hair Fair event that we run every year and it’s the perfect place to show off your favorite hair and your incredible creativity! For a full list of rules please see the Flickr Group. The group is open for joining now and uploads are enabled. Thank you to the amazing designers who have generously donated prizes this year, you blow us away every year! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Ashia Tomsen or Sasy Scarborough inworld. We can’t wait to see your photos! Check out our current list of prize sponsors.

Adorkable Poses
Alli&Ali Designs
Argrace
Calico Ingmann Creations
ChiChickie!
Damselfly Salon
DCNY Fashion
Decoy
Discord Designs
EMO-tions
Entente
Exile
Hairoin
HCT
HINAKO
Idiosyncrasy Skins
Ison
KMADD
LaGyo
League
Lelutka
L+N Signature
Loovus Dzevavor
Mina Hair
Mons
Nikita Fride
Nushru
Ploom Hair,Skin and Poses
Tameless Hair And Avatars
Tekeli-li! Dark Artistry
Urban Lutz Hair Creator
Vanity Hair
VR Foundry – VR Studio Posestand/Hud
WWinx Home & Garden
Zibska

Hair Fair 2012 Join Us banner

Hair Fair 2011 – Hair Fair Photo Contest II !

Whose Hair Will you Wear

It is time for our Second Hair Fair 2011 Photo Contest. When this years build was created, it was always the intention of the committee to make it as photogenic as possible. We invited aDORKable Poses to join us once again in this endeavour. This year they have exceeded our expectations, and the sims are really fun to be at.

Many have already taken such incredible pictures of the builds, we want to step that up into a mix of Hair Fairs latest releases, you and the pose oppurtunities available. This contest starts NOW and will end on the day after Hair Fair officially closes – which is the 16th of July at midnight.

The photo you enter must have you – or someone granting you permission to take their pic – in the photo with NEW Hair Fair 2011 hair on. Posed on one of the aDORKable poseballs set up at the fair, with the prop and/or fairground in the background. The hair must be recognisable as Hair Fair 2011 hair, and the pose must also be recognisable as one at the event. So be careful when cropping your pictures.

You will find all the rules on the flickr group page, but please please make sure you tag the photos and put the description in as asked. Failure to do so will void your entry, and that makes us cry.

Prizes have been donated by What’s New SL, aDORKable Poses  and VR Studio.

Prizes:

1st Prize –  12 months Pro Flickr Account from What’s New SL
                  All NEW aDORKable Pose Sets/Props for 12 months
                   VR Studio by VR Foundry

2nd Prize – All NEW aDORKable Pose Sets/Props for 9 months
                  VR Studio by VR Foundry

3rd Prize –  All NEW aDORKable Pose Sets/Props for 6 months
                   VR Studio by VR Foundry

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Ashia Tomsen in-world with an IM/notecard or both :)

Hair Fair Banner 2011

Tutorial – Lightening A Dark Photo

I initially did this for the Second Life Stock Images group, after Sasy told me my photos were kinda dark.  I freely admit this, as I like darker photos.  Probably cause I am prone to migraines, and sensitive to light.  Unfortunately I live in tropical Florida, when my favorite weather is anything foggy, and overcast, and preferably without the sun.  So I made what I think will be an easy to follow beginners tutorial for how to lighten a photo effectively without ruining it.  This isn’t rocket science, its way super easy.  I have included at the end, where to look for these settings in Photoshop, Picasa, and Gimp.

Photoshop, Picasa, and Gimp are three of the most used photo-editing software programs being used by Second Life residents currently I bet.  If you are unfamiliar with these you probably don’t have Photoshop.  It costs more than your average software, so if you’re interested and know you will use it, I recommend it.  For those looking for an alternative to Photoshop, with the bells and whistles without the price, Gimp is your software.  It’s FREE!  It’s very close to the layout of Photoshop, so you can even watch Photoshop tutorials, and then go into Gimp and hunt around until you find the settings to emulate the tutorial.  It has the layers you need to work with Second Life templates for skin, and clothing creation.  Picasa is a well-known program for photo editing.  I haven’t played around with it much, as I have had Photoshop, and Illustrator for years.

Downloads:
Photoshop (free 30 day trial)
Gimp (free)
Picasa (free)

I am going to insert a cut on my blog here. The tutorial is just a photo with examples of effects/settings, and then where to find them in each of the programs.  It’s a very large photo, and I don’t want it to mess up the feeds Virtually Dressed are syndicated on.  So click-through for more if you don’t see it.  Check it out very large on the Second Life Stock Images group on Flickrs discussion.  Or 😀 Scroll down.

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