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/

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

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Growing Temptation

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It is funny how your avatar will evolve, and it feels like it is sudden, when you notice it. I use to collect bumble bee things and panda things, and run around the grid wearing all this super cutesie stuff. I am aware I haven’t worn any of that for a long time now, but I did notice today that I delve more into the fantasy side of things, lately. I did a good stint of urban wear for a good number of years, and while I still wear that for my daily sl tasks, it seems like I am blogging more fanciful things.

Not that I mind in the least. I love trying to make it work with my avatar, and showing others in the ethnic community that it is doable.

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I want to talk about all the things I am wearing, but that doesn’t make for a fun post. I will let you know that this snake is animated, and it’s tail coils around you back and to the side.You can find him in a gacha at the new round of Fair Play.

Banana Banshee has new items, it’s owner back from the realms of the real, where she was attending to her newborn. It is great to see the new creations. These new eyes are so darn striking, and I love that they offer the dark alongside the light versions, for the Sclera.

The tiara is from Noble Creations, and is mod, so I totally modded it to suit my needs. This is what the original looks like:

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Credits

Hair – Doe – Rummy 2 Tone – RARE Gacha Item @ Mainstore
Skin – Lure – Victoria Skin in Cocoa
Eyes – Banana Banshee – Soul Eyes in Blue – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Lashes – Jumo – Twiggy Eyelashes
Mesh Hands – Death Row Designs – Demonhands
Tattoo – Endless Pain Tattoos – Elowen – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Dress – Poet’s Heart – Amaranth in Night – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Headdress – Noble Creations – Sakura Blossom Tiara
Choker – Nastasica – Animated Snake – *NEW* RARE Gacha Item @ Fair Play
Bracelets – Aisling – Elyan Bracelets in Black w/Hud – Common Gacha Item @ Mainstore
Snake – Nastasica – Silver Choker – *NEW* Common Gacha Item @ Fair Play

Pose by Diesel Works

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/

Dragon Warrior

Oh, that Helli, she could drive someone to madness. I sincerely hope you all will enjoy her.

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I wasn’t able to participate in the latest round of Fantasy Gacha Carnival, I will hopefully be back in it in August, timeline wise it will work out. That being said, it is still one of my favorite events to both participate in, and go shopping at.

This latest round was themed Scales, Feathers and something else(totally forget but it might have been pearls). Noble Creations made this really nifty female armour set. I feel so shiny in it.

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I think even a warrior princess deserves to have a little bit of bling, so I put on these metal encased orb earrings. They sort of remind me of this incense thing I own, that hands on a planter hook. It has the glass sides, that are all colour stained. These earrings are much like that, and you can even adjust the level of transparency to the glass. Each metal type is sold separately, but they do come with a full hud for different options for the glass orbs. You will find these at We Love Roleplay, which is great for you, cause it means they ate at a discount until the end of the month.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Yakumi in Night
Skin – Plastik – Wylde Skin in Tavva
Eyes – Suicidal Unborn – Bleak Eyes in Infected
Lashes – Chemistry – Long Eyelashes – Free
Mesh Lips – Soul – Kisser Lips in Bobbie Grr w/Chomper Teeth
Lipstick Applier  – [a.e.meth] – Sultry Lips
Mesh Hands – [europa] – Khor Hands in Dark Grey w/Texture Change
Top Armour – Noble Creations – Armor Black – *NEW* Common Gacha Item @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Skirt – Noble Creations – Skirt Black – *NEW* Common Gacha Item @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Earrings – Plastik – Kukiris Earrings in Gunmetal w/Hud – *NEW* @ We Love Roleplay
Wings – Sweet Lies – Astartea Wings 10 – RARE Gacha Item @ Mainstore

Poses by Mien

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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/

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

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