Category Archives: Expos, Fairs and Fundraisers

There’s a Boat That’s Leaving Soon for New York

Are You Sleeping?One of my favorite songs ever is “There’s a Boat That’s Leaving Soon for New York” from Porgy and Bess as sung by Phoebe Snow. This promenade on Staten Island made me think of the song. To be honest, lots of things make me think of this song. It’s on my iPod and I play it frequently. Her voice was amazing and she was a heroic woman.

There’s a boat that’s leaving soon for New York
Come with me
That’s where we belong, baby
You and me can live that high life in New York
Come with me
There we can’t go wrong, baby
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Meet the Hair Fair Designers: Cyanideslushy of Mello

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Lucid Dreamer by Cyanideslushy

What drew you to designing hair? When did you start? What are some of the changes that were most significant for you?

I was painting and working on artwork most of the time and just using Second Life to explore and take photos. I was looking for certain hairs I wanted to use and couldn‚Äôt find any so I just decided “hmmm I think I’m gonna learn how to make this stuff” and off I went! It’s been a long journey of Eureka! moments and wanting to throw my computer out of a window [lol] but overall I’d say it’s been amazing. I’m constantly learning new things everyday and it never ends, there is always something out there to learn and discover ūüôā

How did you choose your store name? Does it have a special meaning for you? How did you go about choosing your avatar name?

Oh man, I went through so many different names at first and none of them would stick. I was even getting yelled at by friends like “pick a name already!” and one night I was listening to a song and thought “man this is a pretty mellow track” and it hit me that I wanted to use the word Mellow, after messing around with a logo I decided to just toss the “w” out and use Mello instead and tada that‚Äôs how I became Mello.

My avatar name Cyanideslushy is actually just something I randomly came up with. [lol] I’ve always been sort of a dark person and into darker things and I thought it sounded cool at the time. xD I’m so emo, I know. lol

Mello.What sets your hair styles apart from other hair designers, in your opinion? What is your style or aesthetic?

I think every designer has a little something that sets them apart from each other and it’s fun to see what they create and how their imagination works. I like to keep my hairs a bit artistic and I’d say whimsical. My style ranges from creepy kawaii to straight goth to urban. It’s kind all over the place and usually whatever idea pops into my head at the moment.

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Brilliant Friends

Please Proceed to the Nearest ExitI just read two books back to back that made me realize there is this whole genre of books with a similar form. I have read many of them over the years, but never realized what they were. I decided to call this genre Brilliant Friends books after Elena Ferrante’s magical Neapolitan Quartet and its first book My Brilliant Friend. The stories are all told by an adult woman looking back on an intense high school friendship that was formative, changing their lives in some way or another. The narrator is the more subdued friend, the quiet one, the follower who is remembering the brilliant, defiant, bold, brave and ultimately tragic friend. Tragedy can take many forms, not just death, but always, the narrator ends in a better place than the brilliant friend. Thinking about it, both the books I just read (Marlena and Please Proceed to the Exit) fit that model but not just them. There’s The Girls by Emma Cline, The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel, even All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda, a mystery has the brilliant friend disappear, runaway or murder victim.

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Meet the Hair Fair Designers: Euryops Lemon of Cheveux

Cheveux Open Cafe by Mariru Catnap

What drew you to designing hair? When did you start? What are some of the changes that were most significant for you?

I started making hair flow products three months ago. We have been making hair since 2008. The most important thing for me is to make hair that looks real. Land Impact is aimed at light and yet delicate design

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Untitled by ChloeSL

How did you choose your store name? Does it have a special meaning for you? If your stores is named after yourself, how did you go about choosing your avatar name?

CHEVEUX in French is hair. I wanted to make global hair loved by people all over the world.

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Meet the Hair Fair Designers: Alyxx Banks of Lock&Tuft

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Alyxx Banks. Photo by Alyxx Banks

What drew you to designing hair? When did you start? What are some of the changes that were most significant for you? 

I started creating in secondlife about one year ago. Hair Fair was my first big event, so it is nice to celebrate my creating anniversary with such an amazing event. The motivation to do hair was to make some gender neutral styles for myself.

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Lock&Tuft Envy @ Hair Fair 2017 – Cajsa Lilliehook

How did you choose your store name? Does it have a special meaning for you? 

lock&tuft was an aesthetic and phonaesthetic choice more than significant to myself personally. I’m a graphic designer in first life and the process of brand development is a fun, creative experience for me. The icon of a rabbit, however, came from one of my first friends in sl, Tori, who had made a joke about a hair store with a hare. Continue reading

Joining the Hair Fair Demo Group Will Make You a Happy Shopper

Hair Fair 2017

The biggest hair even of the year starts this Saturday when the gates open for Hair Fair 2017.

Demos will be sent out in the Demo group on the Friday, June 30th. You will be able to try all the Hair Fair styles before the event opens, so that you do not have to deal with lag of trying styles on at the event.

Demo Parties have become a Hair Fair tradition. Gather your friends, grab the demos, and try them on in sync. One, two, three…Demo!!! There’s even a drinking game, first to rez, passes out a cocktail to everyone else…but make sure it’s a virtual cocktail so you don’t pass out before you’ve tried on everything.

How do you join the group? Copy and paste the the following into local chat in Second Life and join the Hair Fair DEMO Group: second life:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about

his is a FREE group. Here’s the thing to know about Hair Fair, there is not one single group of any kind that costs you to join.¬†¬†They¬†send notices in the¬†Hair Fair DEMO Group and the¬†Subscribomatic owned by HairFairSL Core or Sasy Scarborough ONLY.

Okay, for the not so fun stuff. Because Hair Fair is such a successful event, some people try to take advantage by pretending to be part of Hair Fair, creating pseudo groups they charge to join. They are scams.  If someone invites you to join a group with Hair Fair in the name that is not free, it is a scam. There are no gift cards, reduced prices cards, or anything that suggests some kind of deal at the event. If you are sent any such item, decline and abuse report. 

See you on Saturday and onwards at Hair Fair 2017 where all purchases will donate a percentage to Wigs for Kids.

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches Narcissi has released a perfect summer outfit at Vintage Fair. These shorts and tops come in two sets, pastels and brights. The pastel shorts set also has several gorgeous prints, fun vintage prints.

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches¬†I took to the trees because I was doing a book review of a book called The Solace of Trees¬†that I reviewed on my book blog and on YouTube. It’s about refugees and it is timely, important, and not terribly well done.¬† Continue reading