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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:

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)

14/06/2018 – Vintage Fair – Part 10

Look at that! Ten posts already! And I’m not even done! I may however take a break starting at the end of the week. So hop to Vintage Fair to take a look for yourself at all the wonderful things! Seriously, how adorable is that little romper from G Field? It comes in a variety of colours and patterns, I love it!

Vintage Fair Exclusives :

  • Romper : G Field – Retro Romper
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee – Etta – 1
  • Glasses : Cae – Catherine

Other Credits :

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – SImone
  • Shape :  Banana Banshee – Rosie
  • Skin : DeeTaleZ – Maria – European
  • Hair – Truth – Lady
  • Beauty Marks : Banana Banshee – Rosie Moles (free in store)
  • Blush : Adored – Summer Lovin’ Blush
  • Lashes : Arte – Soft Lashes
  • Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
  • Jewelry : Cae – Kitten
  • Shoes : G Field – Tracy Bow Shoes

12/06/2018 – Vintage Fair – Part 7

Honestly, this year’s Vintage Fair is just the gift that keeps on giving. Digging through the many items the designers sent, I find more and more lovely things every day. And as I said in a previous post, I’m only showing you the things I love. Not saying the rest isn’t good, but if you know me, I’m not into very sexy clothing or lingerie. Other’s will show those much better than I would… You may want to take a look at Ashia Tomsen’s blog, for instance.

Vintage Fair exclusives :

  • Earrings : Aurealis – Haro earrings
  • Tattoo : Aurica – Saida
  • Glasses : Cae – Catherine
  • Corset : Glutz – Torso trainer
  • Shoes : Eclectica – Vintage Gem shoes – Red
  • Necklace : Lenore – Pin-Up Girl Choker
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee – Etta 2

Other credits :

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – Simone
  • Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
  • Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie Shape
  • Skin : Session – Gloria – Tone 1
  • Hair : Nani – Amie Hair
  • Hairbase : Tableau Vivant – HB3a – Browns
  • Lashes : Modish – Xenia
  • Jeans : Izzie’s – Twinnie Jeggins applier
  • Pose : Paper Rabbit

11/06/2018 – Vintage Fair – Part 5

Oh hi!! The weather in SL was beautiful this morning and I decided to go to the beach. I rummaged through the gorgeous designs from Vintage Fair and found the perfect outfit. I absolutely love the 50’s vibe of this swimsuit from LX, it’s completely what I would wear RL. It comes in 8 adorable patterns, I had a hard time deciding on a favourite! My hairdo from Iconic is just short enough to not be a hassle at the beach, and the stunning art nouveau jewelry set from Bliensen + MaiTai just makes it all perfect! Now, where’s my sunscreen?

Credits :

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – SImone
  • Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie
  • Skin : The Skinnery – Jaclyn – Champagne
  • Beauty Marks : Banana Banshee – Rosie Moles (free in store)
  • Lashes : Slack Girl – Party Baby Lashes

Vintage Fair Exclusives :

  • Swimsuit : LX – Kiki – Blossom Multi
  • Hair : Iconic – Betti
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee – Etta – 2
  • Jewelry set : Bliensen + MaiTai – Moonflower

06/06/2018 – Vintage Fair – Part 2

I don’t get the smoking in SL. I’m a smoker in RL (well not at the moment for baby bump reasons) but I never got the appeal for cigarettes in SL. My avatar is a better version of me, smoother skin, finer features, perkier boobs… I can play with piercings and tattoos at times because, unlike in real life, they can be removed quickly and painlessly, and obviously she’s a non-smoker. But when I unpacked this cigarette with mouthpiece from Dreamcatcher I knew I just had to show you. It comes with poses but I used another pose pack, also from Vintage Fair, that’s called Moonlight and Martinis, and includes a cigarette too, as well as a glass of… Martini! As usual, you’ll find all the credits after the pictures!

Credits :

  • Body :  Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – Simone
  • Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie
  • Lashes : Avi-Glam – Lure Lashes
  • Hair : Lamb – Fate (group gift currently in store)
  • Shoes : The Secret Store – Stella Bow Strapped Heels
  • Picture taken at Backdrop City

At Vintage Fair :

  • Skin : Navzar – Ashley – Porcelain
  • Lipstick : Navzar – Ashley Lipsticks Palette
  • Cigarette : Dreamcatcher – Cigarette with mouthpiece
  • Glasses :  Cae – Brigitte
  • Glass & poses : Gingerfish Poses – Moonlight and Martinis poses and props pack
  • Dress : Liziaah – Lucille dress V2
  • Nails : Cazimi Nails – Moon Manicure [Silvers]

02/04/2018

Hello and happy Monday! I’ve done some shopping today and I figured I might as well show you! As a blogger, I am lucky to have early access to Shoetopia, and I found some gorgeous things, starting with those flats from Ingenue. They are perfection. I had to fatpack them as I couldn’t decide on a colour… They are so good everyone is getting them, it seems Gidge just posted about them too! Honestly, 12 colours for 1100l$, that’s not even 100l$ a pair, it’s a steal! Shoetopia opens today at noon SLT.

FaMESHed just opened and is, as usual, completely full, but if you manage to pop there, be sure to try the lovely hair Lamb just released there. It’s so cute, and comes with a styling HUD that allows you to hide or show the built-in hairbase and fiddle with the bangs. It’s also unrigged so if your head is weirdly shaped like mine, you can move it around and make it work!

Every week-end, Maxi Gossamer has some styles out for a discounted price, and this week she has, among other things, that very cool sun necklace. It comes in both long and short size, and you can change it from silver to gold.

Credits : 

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – SImone
  • Shape : Banana Banshee – Rose Shape for Chloe
  • Hair : Lamb – Sweet – Dark browns
  • Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee – Faelynn 12 (coming soon)
  • Skin : Glam Affair – Maria – Europa
  • Glasses : Cae – Hughes
  • Lashes : Arte – Beauty Lashes
  • Top : Neve – Dormitory
  • Jeans : Blueberry – Tali – Fall Pants
  • Shoes :  Ingenue – Holly Flats – Cherry (at Shoetopia
  • Necklace : Maxi Gossamer – Ariel Sun Pendant
  • Poses : Paper Rabbit
  • Location : Backdrop City

She Sells Sea Shells at The Arcade

“Everybody needs a seashell in her bathroom to remind her the ocean is her home.”

22769 has a beautiful conch shell in their “Fisherman’s Delight” gacha at The Arcade. They have two great gachas there, one for picnickers and one for fishing fans. I was thrilled to find it because the oldest family heirloom in my family is a large conch shell. My seventh great-grandfather picked it up on the beach almost 370 years ago while on his honeymoon in Barbados in 1649. It has been passed down ever since and my cousin, being the eldest son of the eldest son, has it in his living room on a buffet similar to this one from Fancy Decor (another Arcade find.)

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