Hair Fair 2016 – Lightbloom

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My Daughter wanted me to be a Fairly Princess Ballerina today. I don’t always have the time to give in to her wanting to use my avatar as a personal barbie doll, but I found a wee bit of time today. I knew just the perfect outfit in my inventory, that would suit what I figured her aim was. While it might not be pink, haha, she was ultimately thrilled with all the goodies in the outfit pack. I never let her actually take over my avi, she is far too young, but she sits as close to me as she can, and oversees the whole outfit creation. This is a bit more tame, compared to others she has created, which suits me fine. If she had her way, I’d always be in pink, bows and ruffles. There would never be a spot of blood on my digital person again. The Horror!

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I have always worn my own hair creations, ever since I decided that a Hair Designer was what I wanted to be. That being said, I don’t normally blatantly hawk my creations. They are simply worn and credited. Sometimes I will write a funny store story, but I don’t go “Oh, I made this, go buy it.”

So here we go . . .

Oh, I made this totally awesome hair, go buy it!

Haha, I am only saying it because it is one of the 5 styles I have created for Hair Fair, a yearly charity event, that I have participated in since the beginning of my store. A portion of every style goes to Wigs for Kids. That isn’t just my own styles, but every style that is on the 4 sims we hair designers are populating this year. There are also the traditional bandanas, with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity. I have 5 of those at the event as well.

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I thought I’d add this hear, since this is one of the few posts I didn’t do a headshot. This set was released for Enchantment in May, and I did already blog it on my other blog, Free*Style, but it fit today’s theme perfectly, and the girl oooo’d and aaaaaah”d over them. She had much fun with the colour change huds. She always likes the Plastik items, cause they have a bagillion options(tho she still only ever picks pink, usually).

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Lightbloom in Dirty – Charity Item @ Hair Fair
Mesh Head(Eyes/Lash) – Genesis Lab – Alice 2.0 Smile Head – Common Gacha Item
Mesh Body – Slink – Physique Body
Body Applier – Genesis Lab – Fluture Body Applier All Tones – Free
Lip Applier – Genesis Lab – Royal Lipstick – Common Gacha Item
Mesh Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Applier – La Boheme – Mehndi Accent Gold Nails
Outfit – Bampu Legacies – Sugar Bell Ballerina in Green
Jewelry – Plastik – Onylarra Set w/Colourchange Hud
Wings – Plastik – Dene Wings Lowered W/Hud – Ultra Rare Gacha Item
Particles – Cole’s Corner – Summer Solstice in Gardens Colouration

Poses by Belle Epoque
Location – Varna Londe

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/

Fantasy Faire – Moonlit

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The moon so bright and full, calls to the creatures of the night. There are places to be, places to explore. The vale has lifted and new worlds have arisen from the murky depth. All creatures, big and small, hear the call, and are compelled by it. Come, it says. Explore, it says.

Fantasy Faire is now open, and you have until May 1st to explore the wonder of all 14 sims.

I was lucky to be chosen to be an official writer for the Fantasy Faire Website, so you will see me posting there, as well as Free*Style and It’s only Fashion.

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I have been a long time designer friend of Alpha Auer, the owner of alpha.tribe, and she contacts me yesterday, out of the blue. Low and behold, she is in Fantasy Faire, with new and wonderful avatar art for everyone to wear. We had a good chat, and she was ever so kind to pass me a few of her items.

I am wearing one of her more tame outfits, called Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Like all of the wearable art in the store, this outfit is unisex, includes skins, hair, garments, accessories and footwear. I was called to this outfit the most out of the lot, and felt very vampiric once adorned.

I decided to soup up the skin a little with the new eyeshadows from Musa, which were also released at Fantasy Faire. You can view the options HERE. The set includes 8 shadows, for default avatars and Omega compatible mesh heads. There is also a charity pack of 3 shadows, with all proceeds going to Relay for Life.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Limited Edition Morning Hunt in Darkheart
Hairbase – Amacci – Hairbase Tattoo 2 in Black Coal
Skin – alpha.tribe – included in Les Liaisons Dangereuses Avatar Kit – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire 2016
Eyes – Angelica – Soda Eyes in Orange – Common Gacha Item @ Mainstore
Lashes – AlaskaMetro – Classic Prim Lashes
Makeup (Eyeshadow) – !Musa! – Fie Eyeshdaow in Vetiver – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire 2016
Outfit – alpha.tribe – Les Liaisons Dangereuses Avatar Kit – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire 2016
Jewlery Set – Plastik – Anais Jewelry Set w/Colourchange Hud

Pictures taken at the Dulce Secrets Public Photostudio and Props Building.

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/

Skin Fair 2016 – Tuli

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Tuli has a new line of skins out right now, called Iris, at Skin Fair. I was so excited to see the line, because at last year’s kin Fair, Tuli brought back her darker tones, and she seems to be sticking with it, so far. There was a good number of years when the darker tones were missing, so I have been snatching up whatever I can while she has the new ones out.

I am currently wearing Tone 7 of Iris, with no enhancements. The package comes with all sorts of things, such as lipsticks, gloss, eyeshadows, eyebrows, cleavage, shapes, as well as appliers. I feel very different in this skin, and I like it.

Credits

Shape – Over the Moon – Tigerlily shape
Hair – EMO-tions – Magna in Browns – *NEW* @ Hairology
Skin – Tuli – Iris Skin in Tone 7 – *NEW* @ Skin Fair 2016
Eyes – eSSe Store – Realistic Eyes in Beatrix
Dress – Les Encantades – Brigit Dress in Azur – *NEW* @ Genre
Necklace and Circlet – Plastik – Darknys in Ocean – *NEW* @ We ❤ Roleplay

Monday Eyeful – Oculos Eyes by Soul

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This week on Monday Eyeful, I am showing the new release from Soul, out now for the new round of Enchantment. The Theme is The Last Unicorn. I loved that movie growing up, it made me cry lots, but I still loved, it. Watched it with my aunt, after my mom died, we would sit and eat bonbons out of the box, and have a box of tissues and a cat a piece on our laps.

These are called called Oculos, and have a large variety of colour.

They are priced L$199 for the full pack(not sure what the regular price will be). System and Mesh versions are included in the pack, as well as appliers for Genesis and Omega.

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Plastik is also at Enchantment, offering many items, really, so many! Amalthea is like anything they make, jewerly wise, in that is has various necklace types for each necklace pendant. You get a texture change hud, which reacts to the gems, studs and horn, for a more customized look.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Yakumi V2 in S.E. Blue Ribbon
Mesh Head&Skin – Genesis Lab – Lara 2.0
Mesh Body – Slink – Physique Mesh Body
Eyes – Genesis Lab – Eyes 2.3 (3rd Party Applier Driven)
Eye Appliers – Soul – Oculos Eyes in Dusty Orchid – *NEW* @ Enchantment
Makeup (Eyeshadow) – Stix – Mermaids Shadow in Blue – *NEW* @ The Makeover Room
Dress – Sn@tch – Helena Gown in White
Jewelry – Plastik – Amalthea Jewelry Set in Silver – *NEW* @ Enchantment

Pose by Kirin

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/

Monday Eyeful – Medusa Eyes by Inkheart

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On this week’s Monday Eyeful, I am showing you a nice little affordable eye store, that caters to all sorts of genres in sl.

There are classic eyes as well as some more otherworldly, and everything in between. Inkheart seems very community driven, being active in events and hunts. There is a generous nature to the designer, and the price points work for those on a budget, to those who can afford a little bit more.

These are called Medusa, which I felt was aptly named.

They are priced L$49 per pair. System and Mesh versions are included in each pack. There are 3 Iris sizes to choose from, included in each pack.

Medusa Eye SeriesI enjoy wearing my Kissers mesh mouth for these Eyeful posts, as it really does add a little flare to my face, and is just fun for me in general. I get to show off the newly released Kisser Doll Lips today, these being the vampire version. There are 2 others, to match the other lines, which are Orc and Open.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Bramble in Blood Raven
Hairbase – Adoness – Shaved Swirls in Red
Skin – Stix – Nighe Skin in Cream Tone/Nude
Eyes – Inkheart – Medusa Eyes in Twisted
Lashes – La Sylphide – N/A
Makeup – Nuuna – Zora Eyeshadow in Red – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Mesh Lips – Soul – Kissers Doll Mouth in Vampire – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Lip Appliers – [a.e.meth] – Sultry Lipstick in Red
Tattoo – PinUp – Serena Tattoo
Headdress – Poet’s Heart – Caoilainn Crown in Golds – RARE Gacha Prize @ Mainstore
Jewelry – Plastik – Era Jewelry Set in Noir

Pose by Marukin

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/

Monday Eyeful – Drowned Eyed by Clemmm

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On this week’s Monday Eyeful, I wanted something a little spooky, since I looked so pretty like, and we can’t have that now can we!

I do collect many eyes, it is my one true downfall in second life, haha. Some people have hair, some people have shoes, many have gacha items as the crutch now. Mine is, and probably always will be, eyes. Clemmm makes some fairly unique ones, and if you don’t normally go for something Macabre/Otherwordly/Horrorish, well it is the month to try something out. The prices wont kill you either, they are affordable, which allows you more options to play with.

These are called Drowned, and are very eerie.

They are priced L$73 per pair. System and Mesh versions are included in each pack.

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I bedazzled myself a little today, with items from a little known fantasy store called Noble Creations. The majority of their items are Home&Garden related, but they do make some avatar accessories. The feel of the store is Fantasy/Roleplay. The details to each piece are meticulously created, and the textures are so full of depth. All the creations here are 100% original, and worth a look.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Morning Hunt in Deep Drink – Limited Edition
Skin – Ab.Fab Boutique – Amy Lee Skin
Eyes – Clemmm – Drowned Eyes in Fury
Lashes – La Sylphide – N/A
Crown – Noble Creations – Venere Crown
Earrings – Lazuri – Classic Pearl Drop Earrings
Necklace – Krystal – Rose Necklace
Shoulder Adornmen  – Noble Creations – Venere Pauldron
Bustier – Noble Creations – Roses Blow

Pose by Marukin

Monday Eyeful – Mysteria Eyes by Buzzeri

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On this week’s Monday Eyeful, I am showing you a little find I found along my random travels this past weekend. Buzzeri has a whole discount floor on their store, and they have all sorts of fab stuff. I am not totally sure why these  Mysteria Eyes got exiled there, but grab some up before they disappear.

They are priced at L$70 per pair. System and Mesh versions are included in each pack.

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Credits

Hairbase – Amacci – Hairbase Tattoo 2 in Black Coal
Skin – Stix – Hera Skin in Cream Tone/Nude Makeup – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Eyes – Buzzeri – Mysteria Eyes in Ocean – Discounted @ Mainstore
Lashes – Chemistry – Long Eyelashes
Makeup(Lips) – Buzzeri – Gem Lips 2.0 in Sky Blue – Discounted @ Mainstore
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Tattoo & Claws – Ama. – The Grinder – *NEW* @ The Fantasy Collective
Dress – Luas – Michaela Dress
Vest, Chains & Headdress – Aisling – Arius Set – RARE Gacha Prizes @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Wings – Avatar Bizarre – Estonian Whipwing Dragon Wings in Teal

Pose by Kirin

Monday Eyeful – Unreal Eyes by #Adored

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On this week’s Monday Eyeful, I am showing you these dreamy eyes from #adored Bodyshop.  I felt they were a bit cosmic and space themed, so I have styled them to suit.

These wont break the bank, they are L$90 per pair, and you get 2 versions in the package. They come with a version that has pupils and one that doesn’t which I am currently wearing. There are system and mesh in each pack.

You can alternatively choose to own all the eyes, and get the fatpack. It comes with 2 extra colourations to enjoy, and is heavily discounted.

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Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Keep it Pasty(without hat)
Skin – Plastik – Astrali Skin in Asaia – On Sale @ Mainstore
Eyes – #adored Bodyshop – Unreal Eyes in Lavender/B – Find it @ Mainstore
Lashes – Chemistry – Long Lashes
Dress – Plastik – Fawkes Dress in Mysteron – On Sale @ Mainstore
Jewelry – Plastik – Krysis Liarain Grape – On Sale @ Mainstore
Horns – Plastik – Living Light Horns in Mysteron – On Sale @ Mainstore

Pose by !Bang

Special Note – Plastik is having a huge sale right now, everything is heavily discounted, some items up to 75%.

Designer Spotlight – Whatz

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Whatz is a store that pleasantly surprised me recently. While I do buy from the label, often times it is for the staple fantasy/roleplay pieces that they carry. I go, pick up something either black or red, sometimes green if they have it, and go home. I often use the corsets I purchase(that seems to be the thing I get there the most) for vendor ads.

Well . . . I picked up this dress. It has all sorts of stuff going on, and I love it. I don’t normally wear brown, or have things with lace on them, or even cute little flowers for that matter. This was such a riotous mess that I could not resist!

You can wear it with or without the sleeves, they are separate from the dress. The dress goes to your ankles, so you can wear a nice pair of ankle boots, and have them peak out.

I hope to see more items in this creative vein, at the store.

If you have never been to Whatz, it is time to visit.

***Added Note – Some of the Store ads are NSFW(Not Safe for Work)***

Whatz – Inworld Store
Whatz – SL Marketplace
Whatz – Flickr

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Horror Haute’s theme this month is Voodoo. The skin I am wearing is from Stargazer Creations, and is aptly named Voodoo Doll. It is actually part of a bigger pack, which also has hair and eyes. The “stitching” on the skin sort of looks like lace me, which suited the dress.

I am also wearing polish from Koffin Nails, which is also at this round of Horror Haute. Due to the angle and shine, I chose to include the vendor ad, so you can see them better. They come with the little pins, haha, too cute.

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Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Conch in Chocolate – Item @ World Goth Fair
Hairbase – Amacci – Hairbase Tattoo 2 in Natural Brown
Skin – Stargazer Creations – Voodoo Doll – *NEW* @ Horror Haute
Eyes – Real Eyes – Dragon of the 1st Order – Limited Edition
Lashes – Lumae – Longer Eyelashes
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Appliers – Koffin Nails – Voodoo Pinned Nails *NEW* @ Horror Haute
Dress – Whatz – Celia in Brown
Jewelry Set – Lazuri – Classic Pearls Set w/colourchange hud

Poses by Kirin

Location – Pandemonium

Designer Spotlight – Poet’s Heart

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Poet’s Heart is a very unique shop, with each piece shining with creativity. Items are always carried in many colours, and the styling tends to be more on the fantasy side of things.

The gown I am wearing is Sister Nightfall, with the colour called Envy. There is a whole series of colours, 7 to be exact. The gown has a sweeping back, going all the way down to the base of your back, allowing for back dangling necklaces as well as back tattoos to be shown to all their glory.

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The matching Headpiece is sold separately, but comes with a colour change hud, which allows for a more unique customization. The headpiece has Horns, Flower Circlet and the Back Decor bits. I am not wearing the flower circlet here.

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I took a shot with no windlight, so you could see some of the detailing a bit better.

If you have never been to Poet’s Heart, it is time to visit.

Poet’s Heart – Inworld Store
Poet’s Heart – SL Marketplace
Poet’s Heart – Store Site

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Together Apart in Night
Hairbase – [PXL] – Razored Tattoo 2
Skin – Flounce – Amelia Skin in Ivory Tone/Water Swamp Makeup
Eyes – SongBird – Dark Fae Eyes w/Colourchange Hud
Lashes – Lumae – Longer Lashes
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nails – Senzafine – Virgin Huntress Polish – Promo @ We Love Roleplay
Gown – Poet’s Heart – Sister Nightfall in Envy
Headpiece – Poet’s Heart – Sister Nightfall Headpiece w/colourchange hud
Jewelry Set – Lassitude & Ennui – Macabre Set in Silver/Black

Poses by Black Tulip*NEW* @ World Goth Fair

Location – Dandelion DayDreams Factory
Windlight – [TOR] HORROR – Dullard