Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hair Fair 2014: Ison

I could not stop blogging Hair Fair 2014 until I showed off the ISON hair.  Anyone that knows me in SL knows of my love for ISON, for its uber clean lines and lack of pretension as well as a sexy edginess that is never in your face.  I do not know who Harry Hyx of ISON uses as his muse but I want to be that woman. I think I look like good old Madge, especially when wearing another of Glam Affair's Kallisto skins from Romp and Ison's newest release, Little Black Dress, which comes in more than black. The lines, the ribbing, the structure; this dress is a work of art.

Credits:
Hair: Ison (left to right): Bee, Ruler, Diamond - at Hair Fair 2014 for a few more hours!!!
Skin: Glam Affair: Kallisto - Artic 01 - available at Romp
Dress: Ison: Little Black Dress: new release

Hair Fair 2014: Wasabi Pills

Today is the last day of Hair Fair 2014 and it's officially Bandanna Day, where we show our solidarity with kids who have lost their hair for traumatic reasons.  Each sim has a shop just with bandannas and there are so many to chose from; my annual ritual is to always get LeLutka's Bandanna.  However, it is also the last day to purchase new hair and also give towards Wigs for Kids, Hair Fair's charity organization.  Also, there are so many hairs packed into 4 sims that if you don't have a hairgasm you just need to relax a bit more and enjoy the pleasure :)

I love Wasabi Pills, have always loved Wasabi Pills and will forever love Wasabi Pills.  Dear MissAllSunday Lemon did not disappoint with her 4 new releases for Hair Fair: Batbara, Midori, Breeze and Nana.  They are perfect and you know you need them!

Credits:
Hairs: Wasabi Pills for Hair Fair 2014: get them now and a portion of proceeds benefit Wigs for Kids
Dress: House of Fox: Victoria Dress - Plum: now closed, please visit Roane
Skin: Glam Affair: Kallisto - Artic 03: available at Romp
Eyes: IKON: Sunrise Eyes - Bleached Blue

Saturday, July 26, 2014

7.26.2014: Sunny

Hair Fair is ending soon and it was one of my favorite in many years. There were so many new designers! Though not brand new Milk Hair is a relative newcomer to the scene and is quickly becoming a favorite. I am in love with Santana!  It comes in texture huds, which I have become a HUGE fan of as my inventory is downright embarrassing, especially if you open those boxes.  I love the little lift provided by the bouffant in back as well as the pull in the back. It's loose and free and sexy.
Two other favorite events have been Season Story and Romp.  Pixicat is a store that I increasingly look forward to their new releases.  The designs are unique and it is obvious that so much effort was made into their creation.  The Summer Dress comes in texture huds, so it's kind of like a little fat pack, and I adore the braided straps. Glam Affair's Kallisto skins at Romp are downright sexy as are most items at Romp.  We have a lot of events in SL, some of which glorify sexualized body parts but Romp is broader themed event featuring items that help you show your kinky side.

Quick mention, Bliensen & MaiTai, a favorite of mine, has some new items that will be available at The Aloha Fair, which begins on July 28 and runs through August 11.  In addition to cute little rings and shoes she has the most gorgeous set of nails for Slink hands that are definitely worth a trip.

Credits:
Hair: Milk Hair: Santana : currently available at Hair Fair 2014
Skin: Glam Affair: Kallisto - Artic 03B: currently available at Romp
Dress: Pixicat: Summer Dress: currently available at Seasons Story
Ring: Bliensen + MaiTai: Hanalai Ring - pink: will be a dollarbie at The Aloha Fair, that begins, 7/28
Nails: Bliensen + MaiTai: Lahaina for Slink hands: will be available at The Aloha Fair as well
Pose: exposeur: Sunflower - adorable

Friday, July 25, 2014

You Are Being Watched

One of the things that I love about The Men's Dept., besides the fact I think it is the premier event for male-friendly items, is that it forces me to leave my "pretty" box and play around with more androgynous looks. In RL I am not a particularly girly-girl though my one attempt in college to turn my hair into a mo-hawk resulted in my slick straight hair constantly falling limp on my shaved head.  (it was a wierd time) The current round of The Men's Dept. (TMD) ends on July 31st and it's definitely worth a visit.
Tableau Vivant has released a new unisex hair, Checker, for the event, A6D (After 6 Days), or MixMatch. It is a new concept brought to you by the folks that organized Euphoria's Limited Bazaar. Briefly, the themed event allows you to pick up exclusive, original items for 2 weeks either at the event or sometimes at the designer's main store. May of the items can be purchased at the event for a discount using a discount HUD.
The theme for this round is Chess. The hair includes 2 hairbases, a checker board pattern and another called "pawn", as well as a tintable hairbase.  Happy shopping!

Credits:
Hair: Tableau Vivant: Checker w. pawn hairbase - available exclusively at A6D
Skin: Glam Affair: Cassia - Pink Rose (artic A)
Eyeshadow: La Malvada Mujer: Smoke on the Water (eyes only): available at The Cosmetic Fair
Brows: Buzz: Talia Eyebrow - light blond: available at The Cosmetic Fair
Hand Tattoo: Paperbag: Hamsa Hand Tattoo (slink applier): available at The Cosmetic Fair
Sweater: Etham: James Cardigan - Black: available at The Men's Dept.
Shorts: Ison Man - Denim Cut-off (teal): available at The Men's Dept.
Necklace: Zibska: Ivar: incl. both M/F versions as well as texture-change HUD w/ resizer: available at The Men's Dept.
Pose - I am sitting on 7 emporium's Cigarette Machine lol

Thursday, July 24, 2014

7.24.14: LOTD

Thou shall not whine about how busy RL is and how the weather is unseasonably cool, i.e. not like living in a swamp, that makes me want to get out the edger and tend to my yard and go to yardsales and rootbeer stands and the old Dairy Queen or fall asleep on the porch swing while reading a book.  Or spend time with my 17-year-old son who in a year will definitely not want to "hang" with his mom.  These are all verboten!

But on the SL side I love "stuff", and there is absolutely no shortage of crazy good work out there right now. I love shopping in SL to the point that often I just buy it and don't get around to opening boxes (which I hate) but instead virtually hold it all close to me and smile, sighing "mine...".  When I actually open the packages I find marvelous things and have great fun styling ol' Eden. It all started with Lelutka's marvelous Francine hair, recently released at Hair Fair 2014, which is loosely swept up and held together with a flower ornament (which is of course texture change).  I about died when I saw *LpD*s precious Serena set at The Chapter 4.  It took me probably 15 minutes to decide which look to get; the texture options are not just easy recolors of the same fabric but each uses strikingly different choices for 3 distinct looks. tea.s' Shark Bait Bag that was featured in June at Summerfest '14 is probably one of my most treasured possessions and I kept it fair and feminine with Glam Affair's Cassia - Pink Rose that was a complete steal last week for 50 Linden Fridays.  Good times!

Credits:
Hair: Lelutka: Francine - Sweeden: new release for Hair Fair 2014
Outfit: *LpD*: Serena Top & Skirt Pink - Flowers: available at The Chapter 4
Skin: Glam Affair: Cassia - Pink Rose Arctic
Bag: tea.s: Shark Bait Bag - mint
Pose: Le Poppycock: from Afterglow A: available at The Chapter 4