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.
So in the middle of this, my friends took off to do the Kawaii Hunt and left me on my posestand. I will remember this. Today I have Raspberry Aristocrats hair, she was such great find last year, and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who waited all year for more hair. It was well worth the wait considering her 3 Darlas hair is a short bob with 3 variations of bangs/fringe. 3 Darlas is her donation to charity hair, and an excellent deal on top of that. Continuing the trend at her store she has Halia, Fala, and Solace all in the bobbed hair range. Fala features a flexi option, Halia is a longer bob (limited time store freebie) , and Solace is an angled cut. Lemondrop and Brooklyn are pulled back pony styles. Very relaxed, I love the variations of them. I am so glad to see some more hair out of this store. All hair featured is shown in Blonde Flax shade. Hair Fair 2010 is ongoing through September 19th. To see what stores or get slurls to it , click here. For maps of all stores locations on each sim click here. This year Hair Fair charity hair styles, and bandana donations go to help pay for custom-made Wigs for Kids. To get some tips on managing your settings for attendance at Second Life events like Hair Fair click here.
With my Raspberry Aristocrat hair, I have on a new release from Ibizarre. Get ready to start the fall season with this cute babydoll style sweater with flower print. I love the knit texture, and the prim work is very cute. I had some viewer issues that created an issue making the seams derez leaving a flesh toned line where they meet. I would have them correct from time to time, and even asked some friends on different viewers what they saw, and confirmed this was a rezzing/viewer issue. The seams are fine. I corrected this by wearing other clothing underneath on all layers to match the tone of the sweater. Even with a turtleneck and t-shirt I had most of it corrected with a small bit under the arms remaining a problem. I just ignored it. I have styled the sweater with these cute grey jeans and belt from INDI Designs Freya outfit. The sweater was so Mod, I had to have a pair of skinny pants. I accessorized with red as much as I could to really make everything pop. Red journey.boots, and loop jewelry from fri,day, and bright red gloves from 5th & Oxford were perfect. I love these gloves, I need to go grab them in all the colors available. This was a purchase I made for another outfit, and I just don’t want to take them off. All this red really plays off the red lipstick from the latest skin from Tuli released at The Dressing Room…Helena 02. I love that my Launa Fauna dimples go perfectly with it. I picked up this cute tote from Wasted Youth, it comes with a bow option as well.
The Ibizarre Helena Sweater also was part of a release that included matching leg warmers, and capri length leather pants. Shown above I have the whole outfit styled with its matching Helena items, and then also my way. Available in Black, Brown, Grey and Lilac. It was hard to separate these from each other for a style post, but I think it worked well. The Helena cropped leather pants have a great texture, and I can’t wait to mix them into my wardrobe. The leg warmers come in floral, and plain. I love the matching knit texture they have, and these would be especially cute over jeans.
When I heard that any store, any person could join in the fun of making crazy arse hair for the hunt I knew I had to give it a go! It was fun, and interesting to see how differently hair creators work, from texture creation to the post processing of texturing all that hair, and packaging. WOW! Props to the hair designers out there!
I created 2 hairstyles for the Crazy Arse Hair Hunt, called ICU, and Rats Nest. ICU is a subtle design, available in 8 shades, and Rats Nest is a little more fun! Two rats have created a place to store their interesting finds in your hair! Complete with rats!
Do the hunt and check out more fun, and unique hair! There are 52 participating stores!! At each store a gummi bear has been hidden, not too hard, they will be within 20 meters of the entrance! You will have the opportunity due to time, and or ease to complete this hunt! Within the first hour of it starting I had people already at my store and I am number 39!
A while ago, Maddox at MADesigns, sent out to his group members, a giant box of hair as a gift. The hair had men’s names, so I filed it away in my male avatar folder, for future blog posts. One day while randomly trying on hair, I found them, and wow! I have known Gary likes to shop there, so of course I know to recommend them, and I know enough to know that really any hair is unisex, although men look kinda funny in pigtails. Men inworld have for sometime known to grab the girls long hair, and ponytails, but how many residents remember to grab the guys hair when looking for short styles for women.
MADesigns has a nice variety in mens hair, geared for today’s looks. Short hair that can land you a nice salaried position, but still says you’re not an old man on Saturday night. Full of swept back hair, and angle cuts, MADesigns is a place to remember when hunting down a great short hair. Maddox knew this when he went about making them, even showing the looks on both genders in some of his vender ads. But I have stood right there and listened to girls saying where’s a nice place to get short hair for girls. Silly peoples.
Attention to textures is a strong point for MADesigns, with a nice selection of shades, I think they really excel in Brown, and Platinum shades. Their grey tones I especially liked. The textures have highlights, and lowlights giving added dimension, and I found that they textured their prims to the advantage of the style. MADesigns definitely knows what they are doing.
While I am especially fond of the Brad, Alex, and Bernard, I really loved the Luka shown above-the pompadour top left. With this range of mens hair, next time you are out hunting down girls short styles, remember MADesigns. I am wearing Redgrave‘s – Leticia – Tan Skin – Smoky, and SLink’s Wood and Turquoise earrings, and necklace. Teleport to Slink.
I was giddy when Rachel Boram of Vignette dropped her Hair Fair goodies on me! I immediately IM’d my friends and said WHY didn’t you tell me about this store..and got the “OMG” “We BLOGGED IT”, “read dammit”! Ok, yeah I’ve haven’t really been around much in a month, crashing, spending most of my time building and omg I am paying for it! I knew Rachel was a builder of furniture, etc but hair!
Vignette is a real treat! I am impressed with Rachel’s textures enough to have problems figuring out which color to wear, the full range of them is perfect. The first one I wore I was borderline crashing so the sculpts didn’t rez, and I screamed at my computer to rez it before I completely crashed cause I could tell from the unrezzed sculpts and the texture I was in LOVE! Coming back inworld I was delighted to find the Gibson on my head.
Gibson is a lovely updo, appropriate for historical, formal wear, and its loaded with chicness so it will be incredibly striking with your favorite couture clothing. It’s soft, nicely proportioned, and a perfect addition to your wardrobe.
Ellie is a very deceptive piece of work under a very unassuming name. One looks at the pigtails and the bangs, and thinks Ellie…casual wear…Oh NO! NO! No! No! Throw on a cocktail dress! I loved the platinum with a cocktail dress. I love the waves, and the blunt bangs, and how chic you can dress this up, and casually it looks paired with shorts and a halter, and guess what! It’s FREE! Yes! I know..run..here’s your teleport to her booth at Hair Fair.
Cinder is beautiful! The bangs are breathtaking! I love the frame around the upper face they create, with the loose chignon in the back and a stray hair. It’s a wonderfully done up do. I especially love the hair twisted around the chignon giving it a lovely finish. 50% proceeds from Cinder sales will go to Locks of Love!
I took one photo of Jaime. It’s all I needed to showcase how lovely this short hair is. It’s a soft feminine style, that tucks behind the ears, and has a well draped bang. Perfection! I love how it looks in the charcoal. I have only recently grown to love short hair, and this one is a keeper!
If you aren’t giddy over Kasey, there is something wrong with you! Seriously, admire these lovely waves! Perfect placement! I love the the way they frame the face from each angle assuring you of always giving good face! The back is a hot mess of shorter waves in a brilliant mass. 360 degrees of good hair, regardless of if you go vintage, couture, or throw on your favorite shirt and jeans!
Raquel is vavavavoom! Sexy, bombshell waves! This is fun in the sun hair, glam at the pool, summer evening party chic at its best. Amazing waves cascading all over at a nice shoulder length. Smexy!
I am so glad to have found Vignette! If you haven’t tried them yet, you can find these hair styles currently exclusively at Hair Fair 2009! Check out her mainstore to see what other styles she has too. Vignette’s Hair Fair booth is located here. When using teleports to store booths at hair fair, the tp will take you to the landing hub, if you don’t have a beacon up (that little red arrow pointing/red line in the sky), then once there do your store slurl again to bring it up.
I can’t quite recall how I came about finding Glamurena Studios, I know i had been in search looking for something and randomly tp’d. So glad I did, as this was quite a find. I immediately snagged some eyes (not shown here today), skin demos (also not blogging today, but go grab some demos), but I did snag their luscious silk blouse in creme, and loved it so much I went back for hair, another shirt, and my favorite witch outfit! But first check out my new toy, thanks to Kari and Torridwear. A group gift, this perfect witches broom was delivered just as I had discovered my old one wasn’t working. Filled with great Torrid anims featuring several flying poses, sits, etc. Someone asked me which group it had been in and after sorting through my emails I can confirm its in the Kari update group, and the Torridwear update group, all tucked inside a cute pumpkin too!
Glamurena Studios‘s Halloween Pumpkin set was exactly what I was looking for in a witch costume. Funky Orange and Black striped stockings and gloves with garters, peasant style bodice with prim princess sleeves, tight well textured corset, and a feathery, fringy black skirt that shows the perfect amount of leg. Included a undershirt of cobwebs, and a Witch Hat with sculpty pumpkins, that paired with my latest shoe acquisition the Bax Boot from Bax Coen in Black Patent Leather fully scripted with walks, color change heels, tips, eyelets, and even add on lace in a variety of colors I was set to go. Glamurena Halloween Pumpkin set also comes in a lovely purple shade as well. Shown with ETD‘s new release Vasha in chestnut; Celestial Studios Deviant Nation – Vogue Skin – Cashmere (Vamp – Enchant); and Scarlia Inc’s Flame Eyes Version 2.
The silk blouses come with prim collar and sleeves, and are lush in details and color, on the jacket layer, I paired mine shown in Chocolate and Cream with their JeansOpera Light Blue Jeans which are well done, and prim pant legs I really like. Shown with ETD‘s Davina II in Copper; BAX Ankle Boot Black Patent; Celestial Studio‘s Vogue Skin – Cashmere (Noir – Glitter) Freckled.
I really love this store, and I have only one complaint..well two..1. Need more clothes 2. Multiple Layer options. The designer Kauri Darkstone is turning out a superb design, she’s got skills, talent, and an eye for detail and does amazing seam work, they are perfect!. But the layer options are only on the jacket layer for the silk blouse and the corsets. I am begging everyone who likes this store to please send a nice note asking for her to consider doing items on the Jacket, Shirt, and Undershirt Layer, so we can wear them more. I had also been thinking I could wear the corset and skirt from the witch dress with other items, the corset yes, but the skirt I will have to make glitch pants for as the bottoms for the skirt are on the same layer as the stockings. I was also looking to get a corset thinking I could wear it on the shirt layer, with a open jacket over it, but alas not these. The corset are very well done, and I want one of each.
Glamurena Studios currently has two hair styles out, both with attached hats. Shown here is the BonBon Hair Brown Tones(V0.2) pack which contains 2 shades. The hat itself is scripted with various winter/fall colors, even stripes! The texture and detail is again superb. I paired with the Glamurena jeans, and Strayer‘s group gift the Halloween Sweetshirt.
I have two sets of eyes I want to share from Scarlia Inc, I have many more and will be blogging/reviewing them in small allotments due to SL/RL fun glitches. I used the Flame eyes for my witch outfit they are perfect for Halloween fun. I noticed that about the eyes from this store they are fun mixes of color and shadow, you will be surprised! Definitely worth a stop to check them all out. Shown here are Flame, and Wintergreen notice the 4 graduations in shade, and how stunning each are. Nice flecks, and overall good sized, and realistic looking..outside color that is..LOL..If only RL could give us these eyes!