It’s Bandana Day, the day we take off our hair just for a day, to show respect for those who have to do without. We have the luxury in SL to be anything, do anything, wear anything. In our real lives we’re constrained by biology in ways many people never talk about. Illness, disability, these things impact our real lives but in SL people can get away from them, ignore them and be free from the constraints that reality places upon us.
But for one day we take off our hair to remember that beauty isn’t about hair, it isn’t about a thing you can see. Beauty is about who you are inside.
Hair is the ribbon on the package. It’s what inside the package that matters.
Hair Fair 2015 wraps up today. It’s your last chance to contribute to this amazing event by shopping at the wonderful shops that are participating. I hope you make it over if you haven’t yet.
I hope to see more of you without your hair today. I’m so proud of everyone I’ve seen on the feeds already.
Happy Sunday everyone.
Gidge is wearing:
Head: ARIA by Lelutka
Skin: Luna by League
Body: Physique by SLINK
Bandana: Kali Headscarf by Lelutka
Etymology: < French solidarité, < solidaire solid: see solidaryadj.
The fact or quality, on the part of communities, etc., of being perfectly united or at one in some respect, esp. in interests, sympathies, or aspirations; spec. with reference to the aspirations or actions of trade-union members. Also attrib. and Comb.The French origin of the word is freq. referred to during the period of its introduction into English use. Latterly also the English rendering of PolishSolidarność, the name of an independent trade-union movement in Poland, registered in September 1980 and officially banned in October 1982.
Community or perfect coincidence of (or between) interests.
Civil Law. A form of obligation involving joint and several responsibilities or rights.
Once a year, us non-creators are challenged to toss our bandanas in the ring along with other creators such as Lelutka, TuttiFruti, MiaMai and others. For me, it’s always a fresh reminder of why I am not a creator, but I manage to pull something out my hat (or bandana).
For these pictures, I wore various colors of ISON’s Little Black Dress, this leather trim bodycon dress from ISON. I also used the various colors of Kunglers Luna earrings. The skin is Florentien from imabee that has a porcelain delicacy that i love.
Skin: !Imabee: Florentien – Scarlet
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes light Green (med)
Slink Hands & Feet
Hair: .::MADesigns HAIR::.
Bandana: Various bandanas from Cajsa Lilliehook, Gidge Uriza, Mel Vanbeeck, Bizarre Hair, Lelutka, MiaMai, Stellar, TuttiFrutti, Rebakery and Dirty Grind
Clothing: – ISON leather trim dress – various colors
Shoes: Slink Siren Leather Stilettos -Various colors
Jewelry: Kunglers Luna Earring – various Colors
Today is the last day of Hair Fair, so that means it is Bandana Day. Today we take off our hair and wear a bandana in solidarity with all those who have lost their hair in their struggles to live with illness whether from cancer or alopecia or whatever. Hair Fair exists to provide hair for young people who have lost theirs and the proceeds go to Wigs For Kids. Think about how stressful it is to go out on a bad hair day, now how many more times more difficult would it be with no hair? Supporting Wigs for Kids will help them put an end to bad/no hair days.
The floral bandana from Lelutka sent me on a mission to mix florals, but in such a way that they worked together. The dress from Decoy for Collabor88 has such a soft tone on tone pattern that is almost seems like a solid in contrast to the bold scarf.
As Cajsa so eloquently put it, Hair Fair culminates today in us taking off our hair to celebrate the beauty inside of us all. Our hair is a mane that speaks to the world before we open our mouths, but how much more important is our character and person than that? A thousandfold.
It’s why I am ecstatic every year when Hair Fair occurs. Not because we love hair (we do). But because it’s about something bigger and more important than our hair do’s and blogger selves.
I want to thank Sasy Scarborough and her amazing team for once again putting on an event to be proud of, an event that speaks to us all and shows us that real beauty is more than the sum of our parts.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair.
~ Audrey Hepburn
Your Shopping List: Shape: Savoir Faire – Gidge Skin: Glam Affair – ROZA I’m Crazy – VIOLET Bikini – Miamai – Jennie – Lme Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui – Nyrha Sandals – White Nails: Leverocci – Mesh nails – white Bandana – Hair Fair 2012 Bandana Day Lashes: Amacci Tattoo Layer Lashes Poses: Status
One of the great elements of Hair Fair is that it asks for more participation from us than just shopping, blogging or building. Each year, it asks all of us to take off our hair and don a bandana in solidarity with those who are going through cancer treatment and losing their hair. Hair is very precious to us. Most of us when asked to describe ourselves, start with our hair color Our hairstyles are our signs to the world, communicating our interests, tastes and values. When people lose their hair, that signifier that said they are chic, or sporty, or rebellious is lost and replaced with a new signifier – Cancer Patient.
That is why Wigs For Kids is such a critical support to children who are going through cancer treatment. Children are already struggling to establish their identity, to individuate – and when cancer treatment robs them of such a critical signifier as hair, it’s important to restore that as best we can. Continue reading →