Hair Fair 2016 – To Dance with Familiars

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One of my favorite things is to take fantasy elements and try to make them work for my ethnic looks. I get saddened when I see written content, blatantly stating that certain genres of characters should only be of certain body types and skin tones. I will admit, that before coming an official blogger for the Medieval & Fantasy Grid Crier group, my styles fell in 3 categories. Modern, Bumble Bee/Panda or Drow. When I was a drow, I was often the dark ashen skin colour. My Bumble Bee and Panda Girl looks were always with my regular dark toned skin. I will admit that I would go ethnically asian every once in a while. There was one skin maker in particular that I enjoyed, so would get her stuff for kicks every once in a while. I don’t tend to like looking at the traditional geisha looks on dark skin, that does seem really odd to me. I will wear other asian inspired clothing as I normally am though.

This is just random blabbery, for no particular reason. I haven’t been bashed or anything.

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I took these shots at one of my favorite places in second life. It’s called The Outer Garden, and they just completed a reworking of 2 of their garden levels. So I decided to go exploring.  I fell in love with this one little area off the main track, and decided to do a mini, on location shoot for today’s post.

Adoness is at Hair Fair this year, with 3 new styles. I chose to show you my favorite of the selections, which made me feel all warrior woman. It is a mixed mesh style, with the braid being rigged, but the upper part of the hair being modifiable, which is super nice if you like wearing mesh heads. I just used the default shaved hairbase in the hud of my Catwa head, and tinted it to make sense with the hair.

A portion of all hairs sold at Hair Fair go to Wigs for Kids, so even if you don’t pick up this Adoness style, it is worth it to take a browse of the whole event.

Credits

Hair – Adoness – Astrild in Midnight – *NEW* Charity Hair @ Hair Fair 2016
Mesh Head – Catwa – Nicki Head
Mesh Body – Slink – Physique Body
Skin Appliers – Lumae – Eirtae Skin in Tone 10 Carob/Bare Makeup
Eye Appliers – the Skinnery – Past WLRP Item/Not Currently Available
Mesh Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Appliers – La Boheme – Mehndi Flowers Gold Nails
Tattoo Appliers – Endless Pain Tattoos – Moth 2 Tattoo – *NEW* @ Boys of Summer
Dress – [EvelineInTheBox] – Emilia Broccade Dress – *NEW* @ Medieval Fantasy Fair
Circlet – Deviance – Erulisse Circlet in Light Blue – Common Gacha Item
Cuffs – Plastik – Absole Shield Cuffs w/Hud – *NEW* @ N21

Poses by Eternal Dream – Tallulah Pose Pack
Location- The Outer Garden

This post features an items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

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Natural Calm

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Being part of a family is always great, although I don’t really talk to the ladies of Dandelion Daydreams Factory Sim all that often. They have welcomed us from Pixel Mythos, to their sim, and have given us rez rights. Many pictures have been taken on the sim, and posted to this blog, as well as Free*Style. I always feel comfortable here, and enjoy the nature on my visits. I always find something new, and enjoy visiting favorite spots. It is great for me to be able to quickly rez out an item, that I otherwise would not be able to post, for lack of a proper place to rez it.

Today I have some H&G items from [CIRCA] to show you. The log behind me, is a couples log, with many animations. It has grasses and flowers with it, to make a complete and cozy little scene. The Sleeping Willow in the back is also from [CIRCA], which comes with some grasses at it’s base. Both items you can find at Fantasy Faire, which is officially running until May 1st.

I’m also wearing a few things from Fantasy Faire. There is always so much to discover, to collect, do participate in. I actually take time off, so that I can enjoy it a bit, each year.

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I didn’t take the closest shot, so here is the actual ad for the forehead piece I am wearing.

Credits

Hair – Analog Dog – Omega in Dark Browns – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire
Skin – Joli – Giselle Skin in Java Tone
Eyes – The Stringer Mausoleum – Shyanne Eyes in Grind – @ Fantasy Faire
Lashes – Jumo – Twiggy Eyelashes
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Appliers – La Boheme – Swirling Vines in Gold
Outfit (Garments & Boots) – Jinx – Frieshia in Hot Gold – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire
Forehead Adornment – Lilith’s Den – Ciorcan Sasta Forehead Jewelry – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire

Logs – [CIRCA] – “The Dreamer” Couple’s Mossy Sit Log A – 3 LI – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire
Willow Tree – [CIRCA] – “The Dreamer” Sleeping Willow Tree – 16 LI – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire

Location – Dandelion Daydreams Factory

This post features items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

Monday Eyeful – Darks Eyes by La Boheme

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This week on Monday Eyeful, I am excited to bring you some news. I have been a patron at La Boheme for some time now, and they have started to make eyes! As with everything they do, there are many options in each affordable pack.

These don’t have a fancy name, and are simply called Dark Eyes.

They are priced L$50(1/3 off for We Love Roleplay) per pack of 10 colorations. System and Mesh versions are included in the pack.

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I ended up purchasing 2 packs. There is even a L$5 sampler of 2 variations, so you can try them out before you go all in and buy up all the packs.

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It is a We Love Roleplay day, so I am also wearing the new Eyeshadow from Musa. I layered it on top of the new skin from Tuli. Tuli did an interesting thing, and created a whole Elven kit situation. You can get the base skin on it’s own, and then purchase Mesh Teeth, Mesh Ears, Lipsticks and Eyebrows on the side. The Eyebrows and super fun, due to the fact that the colours aren’t the typical colours you find out there. They are perfect for creating and elven or fae look, and should be a new staple for you, going into the upcoming Fantasy Faire season.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Limited Edition Morning Hunt in Tarnished
Skin – Tuli – Aveline Skin in Tone 1b with Freckles – *NEW* @ We Love Rolepay
Mesh Ears – Tuli – Mesh Elf Ears – Currently @ We Love Roleplay
Eyebrows – Tuli – Eyebrows in Green 3 – *NEW* @ We Love Roleplay
Eyes – La Boheme – Darks Eyes in Stormcloud – *NEW* @ We Love Roleplay
Lashes – La Sylphide – Natural Prim Lashes – N/A
Makeup 1(Eyeshadow) – !Musa! – Aaliyah Eyeshadow in Teal – *NEW* @ We Love Roleplay
Makeup 2(Lips) – Tuli – Light Lips in Mint – *NEW* @ We Love Roleplay
Tattoo – Flippant – Dare to Dream Tattoo – *NEW* Instore Group Gift
Dress – Mistique – – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Headdress – Lode – Head Accessory Iris in White – Common Gacha Prize @ Mainstore
Jewelry Set – Plastik – Victorienne Jewelry Set in Vintage

Pose by GlamRus

This post features an item from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

Skinful Sundays – Elistrae Skins by Plastik

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I wear so many alternatively toned skins, and get constantly asked what I am wearing, either by people bumping into me or visitors at the store. I thought it might be nice to start featuring some of the places I collect my crayola coloured skins from, as they aren’t always the easiest things to find.

First up are the new Elistrae Skins from Plastik. These were newly released at Skin Fair last month, I just didn’t manage to roll out this feature while the event was open. You can now find these at the Plastik Mainstore.

Plastik has a buttload of appliers, like there are so many. If you end up not being able to use these skins with your mesh parts, I would be super surprised. The one thing that draws me in is that they still support Genesis Labs, which many designers have stopped creating for. While I do have a Logo mesh head now, I still am drawn to the Genesis Lab heads the most, so any designer that still makes appliers for them is bound to stay in my top 10 for skin makers.

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Another great feature of the skins is that you can have glitter on your butt. How many skins in recent years have you seen with glitter on the butt?

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The Skins make me think of a cross between Fantasy Space Alien and Drow. There are many tones to choose from, which makes it super hard to pick just ones. Zesstra is probably my favorite, if I was forced to choose just one.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Bramble in Night
Hairbase – KoKoLoReS – Shaved hairbase for GenesisLab mesh heads
Mesh Head – Genesis Lab – Tara Head – RARE Gacha Item @ Mainstore
Mesh Ears – Mandala/Steking – Season 5 Ears
Mesh Body – Slink – Physique Body
Skin Appliers – Plastik – Elistrae Skin in Ravva Tone
Eyes – Genesis Lab – Demon Eyes
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Appliers – La Boheme – Abalone Nails
Tattoo – Endless Pain Tattoos – Ensiferum Tattoo – *NEW* @ BodyFy Event (Opens April 8th)
Bodysuit – Luxuria – Gigawatt Bodysuit in  Turquoise
Jewelry Set – Plastik – Tereli Jewelry set in Gunmetal
Horns – Lilith’s Den – Andune Wireframed Horns w/Colourchange Hud – *NEW* Charity Item @ Fair Play

Monday Eyeful – Misery Eyes by La Petite Morte

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On this week’s Monday Eyeful, I bring you some misery! Haha, more like Voshie Paine, the owner of La Petite Morte, is bringing it to you.

These are L$75 per pair. System and Mesh versions are included in each pack. There is an additional set of tears makeup, in each pack, which I am not wearing in my shot today.

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Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Twisted Siren in Night
Hairbase – Amacci – Hairbase Tattoo 2 in Black Coal
Skin – Pink Fuel – Morgana Skin in Apricot Tone/Makeup 2 – *NEW* Common Gacha Prize @ The Arcade
Eyes – La Petite Morte – Misery Eyes 3
Lashes – Ploom – Lashes 6
Dress – Poet’s Heart – Morrigan Dress in Darkness w/Colourchange Hud
Forehead Adornment – Lumae – Leda Bright Moon Headchain in Silver
Earrings – Alienbear – Babyblue Moonstone & Diamond Earrings
Necklace – !Musa! – Eyeball Necklace in Silver – *NEW* @ We ❤ Roleplay

Pose by Kirin

Blessing the Old into New

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Take the old, turn it into something new, spin the light, let my blessing shine. Growth begins, the new season awakes, from below, so above.

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This dress from Wimey is really interesting. I picked it up last week, on Fifty Liden Fridays. It is still out, but I am not sure for how long. Wimey is a store I have participated with in a few events, but I can’t say I follow the brand. When looking for other colour options for this dress, I stumbled on their SL Marketplace Store.

It seems the main location is being redone, so when you visit, there really isn’t much for you to look at. If you like the dress, pop on over and grab it for L$50. I will add this one note. The collar is a part of the dress, there is no separate option for it. The rigging is a little wonky, mostly on the left side of the collar. I had to make a special AO, just so I could wear this without it getting all bungled on me. It is a vary minor issue, it might have more to do with my shape, than anything. I have a bit more muscle added to the default sliders.

I’d suggest getting the demo, throwing on some dances and AOs, and see how it works for you. It is a super lovely dress. The skirt part of it has a see-through lace, which has different options on the included hud. It makes for some nifty overlay combinations.

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I have a really bad habit of getting things, and not using them for the purposes I intend. This gacha prize from a past round of Fantasy Gacha Carnival is just such an item. Spellbound made this cute Deer Headdress. As a demon, I am naturally drawn to things with horns, so when I take my more human appearance, it is nice to still have the option to have pointy things on my head.

It made me really feel the forest and the fae, so I created a sort of Fae Witch outfit, inspired by these. This is the one rare prize, that you are able to collect. There is another, with a unicorn horn, as well as a bunch of common prizes.

You can see all the options HERE.

***Note – When going to check slurls, I noticed that they just reopened, and everything hasn’t been brought out yet. You can either be patient, or go troll the yardsales, trying to find these. I was not aware at the time of the post, that the store just reopened, and wasn’t done setting up. 2 for 2 in this post, haha.***

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Like I said in a previous post, there are a few times a year when I will actually request review packs, as I do actually set aside time to blog those events specifically. Skin Fair is one of those events.

Elysium Eilde was kind enough to not only send me her standard fair pack, but also the few items I specifically requested to feature. I am not one for hearts. I’ve never much felt the need to collect heart things, like some women do. But for some reason these stenciled really called to me, when I first saw them released. They had been on my “Wish List” for a bit, and am thankful she honored my request.

They come in 7 colours (Blue, Green, Grey, Pink, Darker Pink, Purple and Red). There is also a multitude of Appliers(Belleza, Slink, Maitreya, TMP and Omega), as well as the Legacy Tattoo Layers.

While these are not exclusive to Skin Faire 2015, they are a newer release, you just might have missed them.

You can view all the colour options HERE.

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Tuli released a new skin line at the fair, and while I will be covering it fully, at some point, in the next little while, I couldn’t resist wearing it.

Left Helena

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Unamed/Unreleased Mesh
Skin – Tuli – Neve in Tone 0/Noirette Brow
Eyes – #adored – Moon Eyes in Lt Brown/A
Lashes – AlaskaMetro – Vida Prim Lashes
Forehead Jewelry – Keystone – Merlusa in Iron/Onyx

Right Helena

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Unamed/Unreleased Mesh
Skin – Tuli – Neve in Tone 0/Noirette Brow
Eyes – #adored – Moon Eyes in Md Green/B
Lashes – AlaskaMetro – Vida Prim Lashes
Makeup 1(Under Eyeshadow) – Elymode – Spring Mix 2015 Eyeshadow in Green/Aqua
Makeup 2(Over Eyeshadow) – Elymode – Lustra Duo Eyeshadow in Leaf Green/Lavender
Makeup 3(Lips) – AlaskaMetro – LiquidShine Lipgloss in Violet
Forehead Jewelry – Keystone – Merlusa in Iron/Lime

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Left Helena

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Unamed/Unreleased Mesh
Skin – Tuli – Neve in Tone 0/Noirette Brow
Eyes – #adored – Moon Eyes in Dk Purple/B
Lashes – AlaskaMetro – Vida Prim Lashes
Makeup 1(Eyeshadow) – Elymode – Spring Mix 2015 Eyeshadow in Berry/Lavender
Makeup 2(Lips) – AlaskaMetro – LiquidShine Lipgloss in Orchid
Forehead Jewelry – Keystone – Merlusa in Iron/Ruby

Right Helena

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Unamed/Unreleased Mesh
Skin – Tuli – Neve in Tone 0/Noirette Brow
Eyes – #adored – Moon Eyes in Dk Blue/A
Lashes – AlaskaMetro – Vida Prim Lashes
Makeup 1(Eyeshadow) – Elymode – Lustra Duo Eyeshadow in Blue/Blood
Makeup 2(Lips) – AlaskaMetro – LiquidShine Lipgloss in Claret
Forehead Jewelry – Keystone – Merlusa in Iron/Red

The Lustra Duo Eyeshadows and the Spring Mix 2015 Eyeshadows are both Skin Fair 2015 Exclusives. If you would like to see more of the colour options, please click HERE and HERE. They come in Legacy Tattoo Layers only. The LiquidShine Lipgloss set is also a Skin Fair 2015 Exclusive, from AlaskaMetro, see all the colour options HERE. I am wearing the Legacy Tattoo Layers, but they come with TMP, Slink, Omega and LoudMouth Appliers.  Lastly, and one of my favorites from the fair so far, are the Moon Eyes from #adored, which are also an Skin Fair 2015 Exclusive, you can view the whole line HERE. Mesh and Layer Eyes are included in each Colour Pack, which also has 2 Pupil Variations.

Fae Witch Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Woven in LE Walnut – Unreleased
Skin – Tuli – Neve in Tone 0/Noirette Brow – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2015
Eyes – #adored – Moon Eyes in Md Green/B – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2015
Lashes – AlaskaMetro – Vida Prim Lashes
Makeup 1(Under Eyeshadow) – Elymode – Spring Mix 2015 Eyeshadow in Green/Aqua – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2015
Makeup 2(Over Eyeshadow) – Elymode – Lustra Duo Eyeshadow in Leaf Green/Lavender – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2015
Makeup 3(Lips) – AlaskaMetro – LiquidShine Lipgloss in Violet – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2015
Hands – Slink – Elegant Pose
Nail Applier – Hello Dave – Chalk Dip Nails – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Tattoo – Elymode – Heart Vine Stencil tattoo in Green
Dress & Collar – Wimey – Frozen Fractal Gown in Green – L$50 Deal @ Mainstore
Headdress – Spellbound – Regal Deer Headdress – RARE Gacha Prize

Pose Prop – Uncertain Smile – Blessing 2
Other Poses by !Bang, KS2Kool and Olive Juice

Location – Tuck’s Misty Isle

Other Credits

Armour used in Stencil Pic – Luas – Bianca in Black – L$25 for 25L Tuesday(so hurry on up!)
Forehead Jewelry – Keystone – Merlusa in Gold or Iron with Various Gem Colours – L$25 for 25L Tuesday(so hurry on up!)

A dip with the Forest Fae

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I’m still getting my windlights remade, as well as making some new ones. I always try to keep them more natural, as I do on location shoots, and don’t edit my photos, other than putting them behind my blogging template. I sometimes will blur a nose triangle, or smooth a wonky pose crunch, but I want people to see the items, and not have to guess what they are.

I’d have to say that is something I do, due to being a designer, more than being a blogger. I know more than enough friends who have linked me to ads, from marketplace or flickr, and we have a good time of trying to figure out what exactly they are selling on the ad.

I have hard times making windlights that made hard shadows, which still being light enough to see everything, when shooting under prim obstructions, like these trees and mushrooms. I do like how this turned out tho. While the shadows are very very soft, it gives me a sort of moonlit glow.

Fae 2

Enough about me tho, lets get to the goods!

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I almost didn’t go to Collabor88 this round. It’s not an event I always shop at, I have to admit. I am glad I did tho, as I not only found an item I really love, but I found a new to me store.

Bauhaus Movement is the store. They made the headscarf with all the flowery bits on it. It takes a bit of creativity to use it. LadyLight has it too, and we both just sort of chucked off bangs and bits, off of mod hairstyles, to make it work to our liking.

We both will be continuing our coverage of the Fantasy Gacha Carnival. Here I show you some of the items from May’s Soul, these forest fairy clothing and branch bits. I also have on a collar from A Master’s Eye, which is really lovely. I don’t have a use for a slave collar, but I do love the design of it.

IRL I tend to enjoy organic looking jewelry. Things that are offset, and unbalance, or inspired nature itself. This piece delivers that for me.

I am posting a day after Fifty Linden Fridays. I really tried to get this out last night, and this is why i normally don’t blog the round, in general, haha. Glam Affair tends to leave their items out late, so please hurry on over, and see if the skins are still out. There are 2 tones in the pack, with lots of eyebrow colour options (which surprised me, haha). They had cute little glasses on for the round too.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Warpath(Modded – bangs/crown off) – Limited Edition
Hairbase – Amacci – Hairbase Tattoo 2 in Lilac – FREE
Skin – Glam Affair – Brandi Sweet in Asia Tone/01 G Brow – *NEW* for Fifty Linden Friday
Eyes – Song – Cupid Eyes in Aqua – *NEW* @ the Cosmetics Fair (Last Day is today, Feb 28th)
Makeup (Lashes) – Lumae – Eyelashes/Longer – FREE
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Applier – La Boheme – Swirling Vines
Leg Fades – Clemmm – Leg Fades in Pink – FREE @ the Cosmetics Fair (Last Day is today, Feb 28th)
Branch & Cloth Outfit – May’s Soul – Forest Tales Cloth in Lavender – Common Gacha Prize @ the Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Nipple Shields – Luas – Allegra Nipple Piercings in Black – Rare Gacha Prize
Thong – Plastik – Valerian in Eggplant
Leg Branch – May’s Soul – Branch Leg – Rare Gacha Prize @ the Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Hairscarf – Bauhaus Movement – Anais Headscarf in Blue – *NEW* @ Collabor88 (ends March 7th)
Head Chain – Lumae – Pearl Headchain in Blush – *NEW*
Collar – A Master’s Eye – The Enchanted Beanstalk Collar in Bronze – Common Gacha Prize @ the Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Bracelet – Sax Shepherd Designs – Fairy Rings Bracelet – Rare Gacha Prize @ the Fantasy Gacha Carnival

Pose 1 – KoKoLoReS – Drama 3
Pose 2 – Vestige – Female 2
Pose 3 – Olive Juice – The Red Queen

Location – Bentham Forest