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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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:

[NC] - Sakura Blossom Tiara - Enchantment

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/

Venturing into the Sun

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I have been away, doing all those thing you must do in the first life, to keep the second one going. It was just a short amount of time, but I couldn’t keep away from the blog much longer. I do enjoy it, it keeps all of the “mes” sane, when work gets too much, or the kids for that matter.

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I ventured out into the sun the past weekend. I was fully covered, so the sun didn’t eat me. I wonder if being photosensitive is like the mild irritations older vampires get when they walk in the sun during the day. We got the last bit of sunday afternoon, I think. The warm is well on it’s way now.

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Just a modge podge outfit, of randomness. The only thing new is the dress, which you will find at [EvelineInTheBox]. They price their releases 25% off until the next new release, so if you like it, stop by and get a deal as well! There are 6 different huds, with various colours and patterns.

My amazing lipstick started the whole look and you will find the appliers for various lips, plus the inhouse mesh lips, at Soul.

2015 Lipstick - Fades

Credits

Hair w/Hat – The Stringer Mausoleum – Keep it Pasty in Blood Raven
Skin – Lure – Victoria Skin in Sugar Tone
Eyes – Suicidal Unborn – Spectrum Eyes in Wrath
Lashes – AlaskaMetro – Diva Prim Lashes
Makeup 1 – The White Crow – Tired in Dark – We Love Roleplay BDay Gift
Makeup 2 – [a.e.meth] – Cheetah Liner/Eyeshadow in Orange
Makeup 3 – !Musa! – Wumei Eyeshadow in Orange
Makeup 4 – Adam and Eve – Black Eyeliner
Mesh Lips – Soul – Kissers Lips in Anya/Vampire
Lipstick Applier – Soul – Faded Lipstick
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Ink Dipped Hands Applier – Avanti – Wrath Hands in Black
Tattoo – Endless Pain Tattoos – Evil Tattoo
Dress – [EvelineInTheBox] – Daisy Dress w/Ornament Hud – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Thigh Highs  – Black Arts – Lilith Stockings
Boots – Livalle – Chyna Lace-up Platform Boots w/Hud
Purse – Plastik – Amy Rose Bag in Oxblood
Piercings – Eluzion – Samara Piercings – L$2
Necklaces – Plastik – Azunite Short and Long Necklaces w/Hud – RARE Gacha Items
Bracelet – Sweet Lies – Andro Bracelet 3 w/Hud – *NEW* @ Epicene
Claws – Ama. – Grinder Claws for Slink

Poses by !Bang, Picture This and Le Poppycock

Backdrop by Exposeur

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/

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