I Get A Little Rusty

Waves at everyone, hoping nobody notices how rusty I currently am at sl photography, and hope I have all my P’s and Q’s in order when it comes to Bento. Coming inworld and playing catch-up in the few months I’ve paid a whole hell of a lot more attention to my real life over the last six months or so, was actually harder than I thought lol. I felt like a noob, and reading notecards have never been very high on my list of to-do’s, but I bit the bullet and found the info I needed. Thank goodness SLink came out with these beautiful Dynamic Hands, I love to play around and adopt all new forms of advancement in the SL world before I blog, but Siddean makes everything so very easy to understand, I barely blinked.

I need to send some heavy-duty love to my wonderful friend and fabulous designer Sissy Pessoa over at Baiastice. I think she should have booted me lol, but she didn’t and has inspired me once again to jump on second life and play with all my new toys, as well as take a refresher of one of my most favorite hobbies, throwing on some Majorly Hot Lacey Baiastice Paris Lingerie available at a new event called Frou Frou, felt like coming home to an old friend. Oh this set also is available in solids too, so hurry over and get some of this fabulous sexiness.

I have missed second life and am looking forward to more pretty posts, I want to add a very heartfelt apology to all the wonderful designers that I’ve disappointed in the recent past, but sometimes you just have to focus on what really is important in real life, before you can enjoy your playtime. The break, however, has added new vigor that I was severely lacking the past year or so. I think with a fully sorted suitcase and an inventory level of less than 40k, I am ready for a comeback 🙂

Have a wonderful evening or day and I shall definitely see you soonish 🙂

Analog Dog: Michelle in Light Reds
Catwa: Catya Bento Head v3.0
Izzie’s: Yonder Eyes Fantasy for Catwa VIP Group Gift
Glam Affair Applier: Barbara for Catwa in Asia 03 RARE

Izzie’s: Catwa Moles/Beauty Marks Applier Hud
Izzie’s: Catwa Applier Red Lipstick Set
Maitreya: Lara V4.1 Mesh Body
Slink: Dynamic Female V1.4 Hands
Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink  Set 6

LaGyo: Edina Handcuff in Rose
(Yummy): Honey Bee Chain Necklace in Gold
Amala: The Athena Stacking Rings for Slink
Baiastice: Sheer Paris Bra Lingerie for Maitreya Lara New ❤ Avail@Frou Frou
Baiastice: Sheer Paris Panties Lingerie for Maitreya Lara New ❤ Avail@Frou Frou
oOo Studio: City Five Pose
[ isuka ] Inbetween Backdrop New ❤ Avail@Shiny Shabby

Still Those Voices Are Calling From Far Away

Still Those Voices Are Calling From Far Away

Ola! The 2016 Hair Fair is almost over and I have an extremely sad face, as I do love the Hair Fair most of all. I mean you should see my inventory……it’s filled with hair from everywhere. I look in my suitcase for clothes to wear and every event file I open is overloaded with hair.

Hair is extremely important to our vanity and self-worth. This is one item in all lives, man, woman and child need to feel good about ourselves, having many friends who have lost their hair due to treatment, I can say that this is horribly traumatizing to all. I think that’s why I adore the Hair Fair each year knowing the proceeds from all the wonderful styles and bandana’s goes straight to ‘Wigs for Kids’, I buy up every style I can possible afford and then some.

Today I am bringing you a wonderful long curly style named Zoe from Analog Dog. Queue makes the most amazing styles, as I have admired pretty much for all eight+ years of my second life. Zoe speaks to me of softness and love, even her flex add-on is scrumptious.

Tomorrow is Bandana Day, the last day of the hair fair, and in true tradition we buy up all the beautiful bandana’s from the booths at hair fair on each sim and remove our hair to show we care. I will be back later to show off some of the wonderful bandana’s made by people all over the grid. Remember these fantastic bandana’s are very useful in second life as we can wear them to all the other high volume events we pack up for the rest of the year. I am off for a bit of rl now.

Have an amazing evening (or day), and I will definitely see you soonish 🙂

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2016 Hair Fair Slurls

Hair: Analog Dog ~ Zoe w/Flex in Light Browns New Avail@2016 Hair Fair
Head: LAQ ~ Mesh Head Trinity 1.0 New
Skin/Appliers: LAQ ~ Kate Head Applier/1.5 SLink Body Appliers New
Body/Hands/Feet: SLink ~ Physique Mesh Body V2.9.1
   w/Mesh AvaEnhance Hands V2 in Elegant 1 & AvaEnhance Feet Deluxe V1.2
Eyes: Ikon ~ Mesh Promise Eyes in Hazel
Pose: oOo Studio ~ Quirky Five

A Little Bit of Heart & Soul

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A Little Bit of Heart & Soul (1)
Hi there, I know it’s been a while since I’ve been around. No excuses though, I had major surgery a few days before Christmas and just took some time to lay about in bed, bingeing TV shows I needed to remove from my overloaded pvr, and I’ve also been reading books like nobody’s business. Relaxing, sleeping and healing although I have a while to go yet, I must not give up hope that someday I will be healed happily and can move on.

Ok enough of the icky stuff onto the goods yes?! This new style from Analog Dog is in essence why I love Queue’s work…….the fullness and bounce of Kit is lovely and as realistic as it can get in our avatar world. Walking, running or dancing proves Analog Dog is truly one of the greats when it comes to style, texture and bounce. This gorgeous Mesh Aurora Dress from Baiastice is part of the holiday 2015/16 Collection, but Sissys’ classic style is so wonderful that you can wear these beautiful pieces all year long.

Shout out to all my beloved designers for bearing with me through the holidays, just every day life can catch up on you fast. Thank you all so much for everything and I wish you all a wonderful 2016, and another for my faithful readers, thank you all so much for the love and concern I received this past month, every bit makes my day a little brighter 

Ok I am off to rest up a bit before I get into my suitcase and run screaming because of course it’s a total mess hehe

See you soonish 🙂

Crown: Evie’s Closet ~ Nimrodel II Crown
Hair: Analog Dog ~ Kit in Lt Reds
Head: LeLutka ~ Aria Mesh Head v1.3
Shape/Hands/Feet: SLink ~ Physique Mesh Body V2.4, Elegant/Casual Hands & High Feet
Skin: League ~ Luna LeLutka Head Applier/SLink Body Appliers
Eyes: [PXL] ~ Mesh Reflex Eyes in Hazel
Ring: LUXE ~ Scorpion Ring in Gold
Cuff: Baiastice ~ Snake Bracelet in Red Gold
Gown: Baiastice ~ Mesh Aurora Dress Silver for Slink Physique
Shoes: SLink ~ Lorelei Stilettos in Gold Add-on for High Feet
Pose: Di’s Opera ~ Femme Fatale 3
Location: Stranger Things Have Happened

Wake Me Up When September Ends

Wake Me Up When September Ends
Ok last one for the night (now I get to go shopping) lol, but I have so much more to come tomorrow! Until then get over to My Attic at the Deck for all the wonderful items out for this perfect round along with this cutie pie Girl Thursday Mesh Town & Country Dress available in all kinds of wonderful colours!

See you soonish 🙂

Hair: Analog Dog ~ Kanpai in Light Reds New ❤
Head: LeLutka ~ Aria Mesh Head v1.1
Body/Hands: SLink ~ Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1 w/AvEnhance Casual Hands
Skin: Glam Affair ~ Yolandi Asia F
Makeup Layers for LeLutka Head: AE ~ Lipstick G Set 4 & Eyeshadow G Smoke 2
Eyes: Ikon ~ Mesh Sovereign Eyes in Field
Necklace: (Yummy) ~ Dreaming Mermaid Necklace in Aquamarine
Bracelet: EarthStones ~ Suni Bracelet in Evening Bloom
Nails: Flair ~ Nail Hud Add On Set 150
Dress: [gt] (girl thursday) Mesh Town & Country Dress in Aqua New ❤ Avail@My Attic at the Deck
Tattoo: [ TAOX ] TaTToo & CloTh ~ SLinkTat / Hip Anemone Hope
Chaise: Chaise: Sway’s ~ Katya Chaise Lounge in Cream Leather
Atelier: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Garden Atelier

In This Moment, We’re Lost & Found

In This Moment, We're Lost & Found

………and again lol. I am wearing the Bia Corsetted Dress from Baiastice available at C88. In my last post I wore the full version, but I couldn’t walk away from wearing the Pink short version. Analog Dog has some very pretty new releases out, Phaedra is a wonderful style with flexi bits in all the right places. I am hanging out in my beautiful little Garden Atelier tonight with some of my favorite pieces.

Ok I have one more to go then I can go shopping! Yay! I will definitely see you soonish 🙂

 

Hair: Analog Dog ~ Phaedra in Light Browns New ❤
Body/Hands: SLink ~ Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1 w/AvEnhance Casual Hands
Skin: [PXL] Creations ~ WLRP Aeryn in Pale Makeup 04 MEB C2 New ❤
Collar: Zenith~ Muted Coven Collar in Snow/Sliver New ❤ Avail@C88
Bangle: EarthStones ~ Suni Bracelet Evening Bloom
Ring: (Yummy) ~ True Fate Ring in Silver Opal New ❤ Avail@C88
Corset: Baiastice ~ Bia Short Dress in Pink New ❤ Avail@C88
Chaise: Sway’s ~ Katya Chaise Lounge in Cream Leather
Table: [PM] Pixel Mode ~ Victoria Accent Table
Vase: [ keke ] ~ Berries White
Bottles: [ keke ] ~ Bottled Pink Roses
Roses: Aisling ~ DIY Love Potion ~ Black Ritual Roses
Skybox: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Garden Atelier

Hair Fair is Open & I Have Shopped!

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AD-Damselfly444Good Morning! I have been up for over 34 hours lol and I’m on my 8th pot of coffee, so I am wired for sound in an over-tired hair whirlwind. But I have been working hard on trying to accomplish my yearly Hair Fair post of some of the most luscious locks to be had on the grid. I love hair! Of course you cannot tell hmmmm? I love that I can use this post to look for specific styles all year-long and revel in hair goodness. At the 10th Annual Hair Fair all styles bought gives a percentage to ‘Wigs for Kids’. You can also buy many scrumptious Bandanas or give to the Donation kiosks throughout the sims. Every linden counts as amazing gratitude to ‘Wigs for Kids’ and the most talented designers on the grid, so hop to it and shop shop shop!

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Don’t forget to join the Hair Fair Demo Group as all designers have dropped their wonderful offerings in there to try on at your leisure, so you know what styles you are going for before hitting this amazing event.
2015 Hair Demo Group;    secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about    Copy & Paste this into your chat box on your sl viewer to join

Join the Hair Fair 2015 Flickr Group here so you can post photos of all your goodies!

There are also two additional sims for the opening days, so that people can TP to them and use them as a way to get into the adjoining sims, or camera shop from them.

Hair Fair ~ Streaks A   Streaks B   Streaks C   Foils A   Foils B   Foils C
Blonde Sim: 
Analog Dog Hair
Argrace
Bandana Booth
Cheveux
Curious Kitties
Damselfly
Decoy
EMBW
Ison
K-Code
LeLutka
Little Bones
Monso
Murray
!OhMai
Pr!tty
RedMint
Sage
Tableau Vivant
Yuko
Brunette Sim:
Ayashi
Besom
Beusy
Calico
Kik
Kokolores
L+N Signature
LaLa Moon
Lamb
Oblivion
One Creations/Hair Studio One
Rebel Gal/Bold & Beauty
Runaway
Wasabi Pills
Zibska
Noirette Sim:
Alice Project
BluPrintz
Blues
Clawtooth by Clawtooth
EMO-tions
enVogue
Exile
Exxess
Homage
Mithral Apothocary
Mr & Miss C Hair
Mystic Tiger
Olive
Phoenix Hair
Pink Hustler
Tabou Irresistible
Tameless
Uncle Web Studios
Vanity Hair
Redhead Sim:
Adoness
Alli&Ali Designs
Amacci
Asset
Bade
Blueberry
Due
Elikatira
Elua
INK
Iconic
MaiOwn
Mina
Moon
No Match
Oleander
sYs Designs
The Stringer Mausoleum
Unorthodox
Vive Nine Fiore
Zalea

 

The 10th Celebration of Hair Fair Is Just Around the Corner….

 

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2015 Hair Fair Contest

…..and I have all the juicy details for you 🙂

My 2015 Hair Fair Entry is with the beautiful Analog Dog Hair Olivia, which combines a wonderful mesh/flex style that those who lust after the perfect curly long locks are sure to love! I cannot believe how time flies, it’s the 10th Anniversary of the Second Life Hair Fair! 10 years of wonderful designers whipping up some luscious locks all to help ‘Wig for Kids’ is amazing all on its own. The SL grid is sure to celebrate this year with all your favorites on sale for an amazing cause. So save all your lindens as we only have 18 more days before the most fabulous Fair in sl begins!

Ok first order of business is the 2015 Annual Hair Fair Photo Contest which started on the 7th of June and runs through to Sunday June 28th, so you still have time to get some beautiful entries of your favorite styles of hair.

There are a few rules;

* No Nudity or sexually explicit images, this includes no female nipple exposure (includes sheer clothing). I mean every one loves a beautiful photo of an exceptional avatar, but this is a charity event that benefits children of Wigs for Kids, so we need to keep it reined in, and as well the photos will be posted at the Hair Fair 2015. The committees have final say in all images being approved or declined.

* Hair must be the main focus of your photo entry.

* Contest runs from June 7th – June 28th.

1. All pictures taken must feature hair created by one of the stores providing prizes for the contest only. The stores will be listed below and on our website. You MUST name the hair and the hair store in the description section underneath your picture. You Must include your SL Avatar user name (no display names) so that we can contact you if needed ( name part added 9th June pictures approved before that are ok)

2. All pictures must be new for this contest. Older photos are not to be used. If photos are found to be older, or used in another manner other than this contest, they will be removed.

3. All pictures must be competition entries only, not blog or advertising images then used to enter as well. If you show the picture on your blog, you must include that you are using the picture for your entry, and information of the contest.

4. All pictures must be your own work, or you must have permission to use them in this manner. Any pictures reported as not the work of the submitter will be removed and disqualified.

5. Only submitters of the pictures are eligible to win the prize. If more than one person in the picture, only the owner of the picture can win. Prizes cannot be shared among multiple avatars.

6. You can submit up to 5 pictures for this contest………..so hurry up and show us your favourite locks!

Also by agreeing to these rules you give the Hair Fair 2015 committee the permission to use your photos in world, as well as on the website in a ‘winners’ capacity if they are chosen as such.

Prize Sponsors of the Hair Fair 2015 are:

!Ohmai, [sYs] Design, Adoness, Alice Project, Alli&Ali Designs, Amacci, Analog Dog, ARGRACE,
Asset, Ayashi, bade, Bliensen + MaiTai, Blueberry, Blues, Bold&Beauty, Calico, Curious Kitties, Damselfly, Decoy,
Discord Designs, Doe, Elikatira, elua, EMO-tions, Entwined, enVOGUE, Exile, eXxEsS, HOMAGE, ICONIC, iren, ISON,
K-CODE, KoKoLoReS, LNSignature, Lamb, LeLutka, Little Bones, MaiOwn!, MINA Hair, Mithral Apothecary, Momomochi,
Monso, MOON, Mystic Tiger, No Match, Oblivion, Oleander., ONECreations / Hair Studio ONE,
PINK HUSTLER, pr!tty, redMint,
Runaway, Soonsiki, Sweet Thing, Tableau Vivant, Tabou Irresistible, Tameless,
The Stringer Mausoleum, VANITY HAIR, Vive Nine Fiore, Wasabi Pills, Zalea, Zibska

Non Hair Related Prize Sponsers; VR Foundry, W.Winx & Flair

 Hair Fair 2015 Photo Contest Entries Here

 

Ok onto 2015 Hair Fair Bandana Day

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Remove Your Hair to Show You Care!

The Bandana Kit to make your own to be sold at the 2015 Hair Fair is available to all! The Bandana Kit created by Mel Vanbeeck is just to be used for Bandana Day Bandanas, and available by im’ing the amazing ladies Sasy Scarborough & Whimsy Winx.

Bandana Day, started in 2007, It’s a day we encourage people from all over SL to remove their hair and wear bandanas decorated by designers (not just hair creators!) grid wide.

The idea is to decorate the bandanas provided with either a texture (textures must not have images or logos of RL products or copyright material) prims, or both (NO HAIR) and return it full perms to CharitySasy String – Perms will be changed to No Copy and sold Mod/Transfer as we do every year, so people can buy for others.

We also encourage you to create a notecard that explains why you have decorated the bandana, as many people have their own stories as to why they support this cause. You do not have to do this, it is just something we will include in your bandanas box to share with the person that buys them.

All money from the sale of these bandanas will go to Wigs for Kids and will only be sold by the Hair Fair Committee at Hair Fair 2015. After the event the bandanas will be destroyed, so after Hair Fair there is no reason for you to keep these other than for personal wear, but we hope also that you will buy some for that.

You all have your own fans/customers so putting your own logo on the ad is recommended, that way customers will know at a glance whose bandanas they want to buy if they are limited to purchasing only a few.
you can add your logo to the bottom right hand corner of the template we provided in the kit.

Thank you, in advance, if you choose to participate.

The kit comes with one mesh bandana and two baked textures that can be used over your textures by using an editing software such as Photoshop or Gimp. You do not have to use the bakes, but they do add some shading and realism to the look.

Once you open the bake maps in your editing software,  use multiply which is in the drop down option at the top of your layers menus, and it will show your own texture underneath. The bake may look very dark, but those blackest sections will not be visible once layed on the bandana.

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INSTRUCTIONS

1. Rez the bandanas and add your own textures or prims. Remember these also work as a lag reducing option for many, so please try and keep the items you add to it to a minimum. Be as creative as you want, but it is a must that anything you use on the bandana be legitimately yours to use – they must be full perms items you purchased, have permission to use, or have created yourself.

Please do not add scripts or things to your items that make them not able to be sold in no copy/mod ways. If you are in doubt contact Sasy Scarborough

Make sure to name your bandana, including your name or store name, so that people know who created it.

2. Take pictures of front and back and add it to the Vendor Ad template provided with your store logo on it. We would very much like the ads to stay the same, and you must not remove the Wigs for Kids or the Hair Fair info.

IMPORTANT :::The ad picture must be for ONE bandana only. If you are making a few then one ad is needed for each one. These pictures are for the actual boxes the bandanas will be sold from.

Even if both mens and womens are done with the same texture they must have separate pictures so people know which one to buy , this is very important! as they will be sold separately

3. Put bandanas, ad picture and your notecard in a folder and name it “Bandana Day (YOUR NAME/STORE)” and send back to CharitySasy String.

All items except your personal notecard MUST be FULL PERMS. Your notecard, if you do one, can be NO MOD. Limit of 4 per person please.

All finished bandanas must be in by June 30, 2015

Again thank you so much for helping us make Bandana Day and Hair Fair 2015 a success!

Check out this great tutorial on for using the Hair Fair Bandana Kit.

For any further info please send Sasy Scarborough Hair Fair Committee a notecard.

Hair Fair 2015 Bandana DayThese are my entries 🙂

Clarity is honestly how one feels when stricken with a sickness that your mind has a hard time accepting what is happening to you, especially when you hear the words Cancer. In my own experience you hear little to no other words after that one scary word. You begin to look at life a little differently than before that moment and things have a startling way of adding a most potent clarity that is unknown until that point in life.

Hope is something we all need in times like this, it is as important as breathing is to each of us, I cannot imagine a moment without hope. I am now 2 years free of breast cancer and could not imagine a day gone by without hoping to see my son grow and flourish with me by his side for most of the way.

I love supporting a wonderful charity like ‘Wigs for Kids‘ as we help young children deal with the many aspects of supporting their inner beauty by making them feel the outer beauty to their young existence. Helping them feel a normalcy that comes with the outward appearance, it can make or break a woman these days, and to think of how children deal with this everyday is very heart wrenching to say the least.

So if you love the idea that your personal Bandana design could really help out an amazing cause, grab a kit and check out the tutorial and have some fun, don’t forget the Bandanas have to be turned into CharitySasy String with Full Perms by June 30, 2015.

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Oh and one last very important bit of info; To Join the 2015 Hair Fair Demo Group,

Copy & Paste this link into local chat:   secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about

To Subscribe to the 2015 Hair Fair ~ Teleport Here

Join us to celebrate ‘Wigs for Kids‘ at the 10th Annual Hair Fair!

Hair: Analog Dog ~ Olivia in Light Browns New ❤
Body: SLink ~ Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Skin/Appliers: [PXL] Creations ~ Shara Natural Makeup 03 MEB C2 New Avail@We ❤ Roleplay
Eyes: Ikon ~ Sovereign Eyes in Field
Nosering: LaGyo ~ Pirate Nose Ring in Gold

Necklace: PP ~ MeiMei Opal Necklace
Dress: Baiastice ~ Lola Dress in Print Vintage Tan New ❤ Avail@C88
Location: Wishing Well, Rayne Isles

Headshots: 
Head: LeLutka ~ Aria Mesh Head
Skin: Glam Affair ~ Aria Skin Applier for LeLutka Head/Slink Body