Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hair Fair: Bliensen & MaiTai

I've been reviewing Plurabelle Laszlo's of Bliensen & MaiTai's work pretty consistently lately and I have to admit it has been a joy to get to know her work at a more intimate level.  Ms. Laszlo is one of those designers in SL who is truly an artist yet so adept at creating in various mediums.  She follows her own muse, which might not always be the most profitable route, but provides us with pieces that allow us to get creative, too.  If you are looking for hair that stands out from the others; the ones where there is no questioning "Who made this hair?", go to Sim 4 at Hair Fair '11 and visit her booth.

Hair Fair ' 11 runs for a few more days and then the styles will move to Bliensen & MaiTai's main store.  Hair Fair designers are donating at least 15% of all proceeds to Wigs for Kids, which provides real hair replacements for childen who have experienced hair loss due to medical conditions.  Let me get to the photos.
Bleinsen & MaiTai often uses a "vintage" element to its work but it's vintage heightened by surrealism.  Plurabelle debuted a hat very similar to this at the recent Accessory Fair but the Amour Fou hair does all kinds of crazy things to it.  The hat is color change as well making this a unique but very versatile piece.
I should add before I forget that both necklaces I am wearing here are gifts from Bliensen & MaiTai at the Fair.  This particular one was an OMG for me!  The Simplicity style is a bit like a "shingled" bob and I love the bobby pin at the side.  Bobby pins were invented to keep bob's tidy (hence the name). This style was a radical departure from the long styles such as the Gibson which was the national standard for beauty for the prior two decades.  If you are interested in this style with a hat, the mainstore has it with a color change pillbox hat that also has lace options.
Pretty Polly starts with a bob style but adds loose tendrils as well feather extensions with are popular at the moment.  I love the realistic textures on the feathers and the prims are flexi so they move a bit with your movements.  I have no idea if the name of this hair as anything to do with the ballad, Pretty Polly, who was lured into the forest, killed by a ship's carpenter and buried in a shallow grave.  She went on to haunt the carpenter, who was doomed to be confesses to her murder, goes mad and dies. Awwww!
LaNuit includes a version that doesn't not have the veil but this is a heck of a lot more fun!  Both versions include the marvelously chic hat that is to die for. To die for. (I am channeling Rachel Zoe.)
If you really wanna do the May Queen hair right you need to wear a white gown to express your purity but if you believe old British folklore be prepared to be put to death once your duties of presiding over May Day festivities are completed.  The scupted flowers are to awesome in their shadowing and coloring.  Demo it, look at it closely and fall in love!

All hair: Bliensen & MaiTai at Hair Fair '11.
Jewelry: Bliensen & MaiTai at Hair Fair '11. Gifts!!!! OMG - also earrings and an exclusive version of the Simplicity bob.
Piranha Corset: Bliensen & MaiTai: I've owned this for ages and do not recall if it was a hunt gift or how I came about it.
Skin: Glam Affair: Eva Natural 10
Lashes: Amperlope: Sidewinder Lashes - the creator, Ampersand Artful, is back but rebranded to [sauce] and sells on the marketplace. I've not had a chance yet to look at her pages and see if she has these lashes there but she should!

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