Bandana Day

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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.
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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.

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In the meantime, there’s no reason folks cannot use fashion to create signifiers that express whatever elements of personality we want to highlight in the moment – as effectively and fashionably as with hair. Here, I decided to focus on fun and whimsy with the bandana from Illusory. I paired it with an adorable top that Inex Hax of Peqe released just released in a rainbow of bright colors. I added an old pair of white pants from Armidi and finished with the Gos Espadrilles. Gospel Voom released them a year ago, but they are as fresh and up-to-date as anything. They have the alpha layer that we all want in our shoes now, and despite a year of frequent use, they are in perfect shape.

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The skin is the lovely, fresh Fair Avie skin from Redgrave. I just love this skin and it really works with this outfit. You can see in this closeup how well made the Illusory bandana is. The earrings I chose are from Mandala.

***STYLE NOTES******

  • Poses: Reel Expressions
  • Skin: Redgrave Fairy Avie
  • Eyes: Poetic Colors
  • Lashes: Lelutka
  • Hair: Hair Fair Bandana Illusory
  • Nails: PXL Creations
  • Top: Peqe Frilly Summer Top
  • Pants: Gisaci Brindisi Slacks
  • Shoes: Gos Espadrilles
  • Jewelry: Mandala Senjyu Earrings

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