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Race to Hair Fair Before It Closes September 1st!

When choosing a skin we look for something reflecting our personality, but when we select hair we want something that reflects our mood. I am confident that many SL fashionistas have as many hairstyles in their Second closet as they have clothes. That is why Hair Fair is one of the most successful fundraising events in Second Life. 

The fourteenth annual Hair Fair 2019 runs from August 17th through September 1st and will be raising funds for “Wigs for Kids” Wigs for Kids is a relatively small organization with a very focused mission–to provide wigs for children who have lost hair due to cancer chemotherapy, alopecia, or other medical reasons. These are custom-fitted wigs made so kids can play and Iive their lives without fear of bullying and being ostracized because of illness. Hair Fair makes a significant difference in the lives of many children. 

One of the favorite elements of Hair Fair is Bandana Day when everyone is encouraged to take off their hair and wear a bandana to express their solidarity with those who lost their hair for medical reasons. Anyone and everyone was encouraged before Hair Fair to download a Bandana Day Kit and make their own bandanas. Thanks to the easy kit and instructions, even the noobiest noob could contribute their own designs to help raise money for kids. This makes Hair Fair unique in allowing anyone to participate as a creator and give with their hands, not just their wallets. 

Of course, in the end, for many it is about the hair and that there is in abundance with three sims full of stores and three cam shopping sims adjacent. You are encouraged to join the Hair Fair Demo group so you can get all the demos and try them on at home or host a demo party for you and your friends. To join the demo group, just copy-paste below into open chat in Second Life to join the FREE GROUP. Never pay to join any groups claiming to be part of Hair Fair!

secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about

To make shopping even easier, Hair Fair SL has a guide posted on their blog at https://hairfair.wordpress.com/

So run, don’t walk, to Hair Fair and find hair for your every mood and smile knowing that every purchase you make contributes to making a child’s life easier and fuller. 

Bandana Day kits now available – Help us help Wigs for Kids

Bandana Kit Box Poster.png

All finished bandanas must be in by July 31st 2019 – Available on Marketplace

Hair Fair is a little over a month away, starting on August 17th 2019. Each year we ask the community of Second Life to help us further by creating Bandanas that we sell during the event and round out the event with the last day being the official Bandana Day.

Each year we receive bandanas either textured variants of the bandanas we provide in our kit or unique mesh created by those that want to help support this cause. We invite anyone interested to grab the kit available and help add to the money raised through this annual event, this is the 12th Year of Bandanas and we are so moved by everyone’s eagerness to help. You do not have to own a store or be a creator to help, look at the information to see how you can participate, thank you.

Hair Fair Bandana Kit info HERE

Hair Fair 2019 Banner

Not Your Grandma’s Candystriper

"Summertime is always the best of what might be."
When I see pink and white stripes, I always think of the candystriper volunteers at the local hospital. This is, of course, not anything like a candystriper would wear, not if there was any hope of staying on the job. The blouse and heels were released at the June Uber event. 
"Summertime is always the best of what might be."
The blouse is from Baiastice and comes with the bikini bra and panties and belt that can all be changed by the HUD. 
"Summertime is always the best of what might be."
I chose “One Way or Another” hair from Exile, using the built-in Lelutka hairbase. One of the fun things to do with Exile hair is to look up the song the hair is named for just to see how well it fits. 
"Summertime is always the best of what might be."
These fabulous sandals from Baiastice can be customized with the HUD. The braided vamp could be sheer or opaque and all sorts of colors or patterns. The straps and heels can also be customized. 

SHOPPING LIST
Clothing: Baiastice_Luna Shirt Dress-All Colors-Maitreya
Shoes: Baiastice_Braided High Sandals-All Colors-Maitreya
Skin: Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Kaia Applier [ America ]
Hair: Exile::One Way or Another(L)
Poses: aDorkable
Appliers: Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Kaia Applier [ America ]
Mesh Attachments:
.LeLutka.Eyes.Spencer 3.3
.LeLutka.Head.Spencer 3.3(static ears)
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
HUDS: .LeLutka.HUD.Spencer 3.3
Maitreya Mesh Body – HUD V4.1
Slink Ankle Lock

Revisiting Old Friends

So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake.
NYU Crossover Slim Tee and Mid Lace Floral Skirt

After my long absence, it has been fun to sort through clothes from old favorites. NYU has always been a favorite of mine. NyuNyu Kimono designs for us residents who don’t want to wear clubwear all the time. She has two stores. This is the older one. This is the newer one. The thing is, there are great clothes at both of them. 

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Note To Moth

I felt adventurous on Saturday and decided to do a bit of wandering about. I found a city RP sim that was a bit dystopian (found in search using FALL). It was a great place to shoot and no one was around for me to disturb their RP so -PERFECT. Continue reading

Hair Fair Designer Cruella Pennell of Adoness

Cruella Pennell Self Portrait

Cruella Pennell Self Portrait

What’s your favorite thing about Hair Fair?

The fact that I am able to help children with my creativity.

What drew you to creating hair, arguably one of the most difficult challenges for creators?

I always had a fascination for different, edgy hairstyles in real life so I decided to make those in SL. It was a challenge to learn the process but in the end, it was worth it. Now I get to share my taste with others and get to see how others wear my hair.

Adoness Brand

Adoness

How would you describe your brand’s aesthetic or niche?

Adoness niche is punk/alternative/rock hair, mostly with shaved sides. The brand aesthetic – A dark fantasy world with endless starry nights. Peace, serenity, and cuteness are how you could describe my vision of the brand.

What comic/cartoon character would shop at your store? Veronica, Betty, Olive Oyl, Miss Piggy, Storm?

Kermit the Frog, I’m sure.

What inspired the styles you created for Hair Fair?

I picked up inspiration from requests I receive from my customers. My friend requested straight fringe styles. Beanie hairstyle which was released at Hair Fair was named after her.

Do you have a funny hair story to share?

One happened recently. It was a request from my customer. It was dark but I find it incredibly funny, “Some of my friends and I have been hunting down a hair we saw on Marketplace and it led me to you.  Will the Ares hair be put up for sale?   We are willing to give up Lindens,  our first born and do sacrificial slaughters. Other forms of payment, death and mutilation will be considered.”

Which hair from your collection is closest to your real life hair?

Odin

 The Odin hairstyle was created according to my own hair at the time.

 

Where do I find more about Adoness? 

Flickr:
Facebook
Instagram:
Marketplace:

Hair Fair Designer Nodoka Vella of {amiable}

The Mesh Project [free].

Photo by Nodoka Vella

For Hair Fair this year, I will be interviewing willing victims (designers) about their participation in Hair Fair and their love of hair. Nodoka Vella is the creator for {Amiable} and has a booth at Hair Fair with adorable kawaii styles. 

What’s your favorite thing about Hair Fair?

The most favorite thing that I think is we can see so many beautiful hairs at the same place and also same time each year from all over the world in SL. We can enjoy the gift and also amazing hair shopping experience. I am always inspired by other’s creations and respect the other designers.

{amiable} HAIR FAIR 2018 GIFT HAIR.

Photo Credit: Nodoka Vella

What drew you to creating hair, arguably one of the most difficult challenges for creators?

Recently the hairs in SL are really high quality, I need to brush up my skills and also work harder and harder every year. The hairs are really beautiful and have more details, so I need to spend time to make each hair and also think about unique design of hairs for my idea.

How would you describe your brand’s aesthetic or niche?

There are so many cool and amazing hair shops in SL. I try to make unique Japanese hair styles and also want to introduce “JAPANESE KAWAII” fashions for customers in SL, so I always give the nice opportunity to enjoy shopping with cheap price. I want people in SL to get more choice to shop unique items. I hope you guys enjoy SL more and more<3

What comic/cartoon character would shop at your store? Veronica, Betty, Olive Oyl, Miss Piggy, Storm?

Sailor Moon

{amiable} HAIR FAIR 2018.

{amiable} hair for Hair Fair Photo Credit: Nodoka Vella

What inspired the styles you created for Hair Fair?

Japanese culture KAWAII and also Lolita fashion.

What style from your collection looks most like your real life hair?

What hair from your collection looks most like your real life hair?

What hair from your collection looks most like your real life hair? Photo Credit: Nodoka Vella

 

Do you have a funny hair story to share?

When I was a child, I decided to cut my own bangs—once! I didn’t know what I was doing. OMG!!! My bangs stood straight up. LOL. I was really disappointed. My hair looked so ugly!!!!!! I did not try that again.

Can you give me links to your store, Flickr, blog

25/09/2018

Oh hai! Apparently there’s a trend on Flickr that consists of taking pictures sideways, or with an horizontal avatar. From what I understand the goal is to get one’s picture picked as group cover, then one snapshots said cover and posts it again on their Flickr. I find that last part highly ridiculous, but just like bloggers referring to designers as “sponsors”, I guess that’s how the world goes nowadays and you just have to go with the flow. I do miss simpler times, when one blogged just what they liked, when they liked it, and once in a while would get blogger copies and would be over the moon with them… oh well, I’ll just keep my old fart’s habits and hope people enjoy my ramblings. But just for today, just for the fun of it, here’s a horizontal picture :

Credits :

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – Simone
  • Skin : Pumec – Oksana – April (PP 09/18)
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee (WIP)
  • Eye lashes : Mila – Volume eyelashes
  • Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie shape
  • Hair : Astrology – Tiffany (@Hair Fair)
  • Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
  • Glasses : EarthStones – The Curator
  • Lipstick : Pink Fuel – My My Matte! – Autumn (PP 09/2018)
  • Eye-shadow : Adored – Spooky Spice Shadows – Witching Hour Edition (Powder Pack 09/18)
  • Top : Tres Blah – Long Sweater
  • Trousers : Izzie’s – Twinnie Jeggings
  • Shoes : Paper Arrow Co. – Riding Boots – Dirt
  • Necklace : Cae – Mantra – Bloom

23/09/2018 – Good Hair Day

As Gidge told you earlier, Hair Fair is here!! If you needed an extra reason to go, here are a few :

  1. It’s for a good cause : every purchase has a 15 to 40% donation to Wigs For Kids.
  2. The sims are really easy to navigate : start at landing point, follow the path and you will walk by every store.
  3. Everything has been made so that it’s not lag fest : minimalist decor and scripts. I do however recommend you wear a full alpha and nothing else, and show friends only, to help keep everyone’s experience nice and smooth.
  4. If you’re a hair whore like me, you’ll have your fix of gorgeous hair!

What? Still not convinced? Take a look at just a few of the gorgeous hair that can be found there :

Left : Astrology – Andrew // Right : Analog Dog – Em + Izzie’s – LeLutka Bento Baby Hairs V2

Left : Argrace – Chitose // Right : Clawtooth – Fleur + Izzie’s – Baby Hairs Hairbase

Left : Clawtooth – The Drama + Tableau Vivant – Lelutka HB 03 E // Right : Eliavah – Tsukuyomi

 Tram – H0906

Other credits :

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – Simone
  • Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie
  • Skin : Glam Affair – Paula – tone 006
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee (WIP)
  • Ears :  Mandala – Steking Season 5
  • Necklace : Cae – Astrid
  • Sweater :  Tres Blah – Long Sweater

17/06/2018 – Last one for the road.

So hey! Vintage Fair is still going for another week, but I’m leaving today for a 2 week vacation, and won’t have access to a decent computer where I go. I feel it wouldn’t be right to show you crappy pictures of lovely things, so this is goodbye, for now. But please, please, if you haven’t already, go visit that awesome event, there are so many more things I wish I could have shown you!

Credits :

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – Simone
  • Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie
  • Skin : Pumec – Mila
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee – WIP
  • Make-up : Arise – Carol
  • Nails : A:S:S – Aquas
  • Hair : Magika : Insomnia (NEW)
  • Dress : Senzafine – Mei-Mei Qipao (@ Vintage Fair)
  • Shoes : Ingenue – Holly Flats – Cotton (tinted)