Hair Fair Designer Nodoka Vella of {amiable}

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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

Wasabi Pills At The Hair Fair

Hair Fair is one of Second Life’s oldest traditions – the oldest probably being something skeevy we won’t mention here. I can remember my earliest exposure to Hair Fair and I can even remember the hair I fell in love it.

Gogo blogged the hair, and I just knew I had to have it.  It was a wavy blonde, and it had a cute braid and it was adorable.  I ran straight over and bought it.

When I saw this release for Hair Fair from Wasabi Pills it reminded me SO MUCH of the original I loved (the original had the braid down the side and let’s face it, it was flexi SO NOT THIS PRETTY) I really really wanted to do a side by side. I thought it might be fun to take a look at the amazing progress our creators of hair have made over the past decade.

But then I realized I had deleted that hair.  141k in inventory and I’ve deleted the damn one I want. Nice. Continue reading

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

OMG HAIR FAIR HAIR FAIR HAIR FAIR !!!

Okay girls I was internet dead for a few weeks because REASONS BUT PRAISE THE PIXELS I have BEEN RESURRECTED and I’m here just in time for my FAVORITE DAMN THING.

Hair Fair.

I’m rushing around shopping and checking things out and its AMAZING As always and you guys need to make some space in your inventories because it kicks off tomorrow.

Haven’t ever been? Well let me give you some tips. JOIN THE DEMO GROUP and enjoy the good times of trying on hair in the comfort of your own pixel home before you shop. That let’s you get a good handle on your shopping list!  CLICK HERE FOR SOME GOOD INFO on how to join. In fact …. I SHOULD JOIN!

This one is the one you want – your shopping catalog and your slurl info all in one! 

Everything you need for the best possible shopping experience is right at your fingertips.

Now I have 540458064 offlines to sort out and a ton of Hair Fair ground to cover.

Are we ready for some HAIR FAIR?

20/09/2018

I’ve been wearing that outfit for a while now, and just couldn’t find the time to blog it, but finally here it is! I’m absolutely in love with everything there : the gorgeous rings from Kunglers, the lovely necklace from Maxi Gossamer, the cute Tram hair, the adorable flats from Phedora… Definitely saving that whole outfit to wear again!

Credits :

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – Simone bento mesh head
  • Shape : Banana Banshee
  • Skin : Glam Affair – Paula – tone 006
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee – Bubbly – 8 (@Twe12ve)
  • Piercings : Little Fish – Brow Rings
  • Hair : Tram – H0827
  • Hairbase : Tableau Vivant – HB3 – Browns
  • Freckles : Izzie’s – Applier Freckles Combi Set
  • Eye make-up : Mila – Drama Queen Eyeshadow
  • Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
  • Glasses : Sleepy Eddy – Boston – Navy
  • Lashes : Besom – Love Lash
  • Necklace : Maxi Gossamer – Harmony Heart
  • Shirt : Pixicat – Shirt Dress – Blue
  • Nails : Alaskametro – Tropics/Shimmer nails
  • Rings : Kunglers – Rowen rings (left Turmaline – right Crystal)
  • Trousers : Blueberry – Tali Fall pants
  • Shoes : Phedora – Sorcha flats

Settled In

Well made myself a proper breakfast and have my plans for today. I like to spend Sundays in some combination of busy fun and relaxation. It’s a perfect day for baking and relaxing – which I’ve already started while I eat my delicious breakfast.

What do you like to bake as fall moves in? I’m a traditionalist, at the first hint of cool air I’m ready for apple everything and the pumpkin spice.

Maybe that makes me basic. I could not possibly care. Not even if you paid me. Well, I might PRETEND to care if you paid me.  Continue reading

On Sunset

End of my holiday weekend winds down and finds me back at home on Juicy. I’m not sad though. I’ve been unpacking – slowly but surely. It’s kind of cathartic to reinvent my SLife in a new place again, even if that place is in fact an old place.

I slipped into some new lingerie that you can find at The Arcade. It’s perfect for a cozy evening in, alone or perhaps with someone special.  I personally still pine for my love who abandoned me for the glories of Azeroth. Maybe he’ll return someday. He’s the sexiest little robot in all the land. Continue reading

Adventures In An Off Road Coupe

With no real destination in mind I got behind the wheel at sunset and decided to travel off the beaten path. I just needed to get somewhere I hadn’t been, somewhere to be a silent version of me for a day perhaps, one where I could reflect and think alone.

I have a new car, so what better time to go exploring?

I knew I was in the right place when I came into a clearing and found the giant Buddha transmitting peace and calm to me. This was where I was going to stay tonight.  Continue reading

Foxy Lady

Garbaggio shoots and SCORES this round of The Arcade with an amazing new decor piece for you home. It’s every girl’s shoe dream come true, and it’s clearly meant to be a staple in my new home. Shoes? Yes please. I need them all.

I’m in love with a new hair do from DOE as well. She makes the most femme pretty hairs, this release from The Arcade is now different. For me, I’m always excited to see what the BACK of her hair will be. She always does lovely braids and looks that are a surprise when you see the back. Love this one.

As you can see I’m bedecked by foxes as well. I am thinking of employing them in my new home to keep the vermin at bay. Do you suppose it will work?

Happy Saturday girls. THE ARCADE is open and ready for you to add to the fun of your Second Life.

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Gidge is Wearing:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Vera
Eyes: Banana Banshee
Lelutka:.LeLutka.Head.May 3.0
Foxes and Clothes:
:: MOMOCHUU :: Joy Baby fox – Shoulder – A
:: MOMOCHUU :: Joy Baby fox – Socks A
:: MOMOCHUU :: Joy Baby fox Head – C
:: MOMOCHUU :: Joy Baby fox Top – Lara RARE
THE ARCADE
Necklace: Cae :: Trinket :: Necklace (Long)
Hair: Doe: Londra – Fatpack THE ARCADE
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Shoe Closet and Neon Sign: Garbaggio – THE ARCADE