Hair Fair!

I should do another post, like the one on changing your hands via Mesh attachments akin to the SLink I keep promising but as this is my third blog post I think a bit of goofiness is totally allowed right? (The answer is yes, people who can talk back to me only once I publish this post.) I was lucky enough to get to take part in Hair Fair designing some of the Bandanas for Bandana Day. My computer is on the breach of a cataclysmic collapse and yet the art still flowed. I feel like building again, so now First Life just has to behave so that can happen. All thanks to the fun of Sasy Scarborough and Hair Fair. 

The Bandana’s are now at the Bandana Kiosk and while I was there I did not actually price them but mostly squeed and ran about going “Ooh that hair is so pretty!” It is always a good thing when the hair fair rolls into town. I actually collect hair. I love unusual hairs the best, though the standard you can wear it anywhere hairs also are a good thing. In my inventory one of the most full folders? Hair. It is now sorted by style then sub-sorted by creator just so I can find what I am looking for.  I suppose I should add a tutorial on inventory maintenance in here sometime, but that requires letting a little disorganization occur so you can behold the before and after right? I will…take the plunge for you.  I may fall in to my inventory and never return from the efforts, but that is a risk I am willing to take.

The Bandana are donations made by individuals or store owners (also often individuals) who have chosen to donate their product to give 100 percent of proceeds to Wigs for Kids which helps kids with medical issues who have lost their hair to feel good and get a wig. When I was able to wear long hair I would grow my hair out for Locks of Love, another similar charity.  In my fun with creation I ran into a problem, the leaning tower of aged computer no longer can handle taking a decent picture in SL. There was a loud crackle from the tower, a pop, then everything went black. I had to reboot, and then I went to my dear friend Nath from What Fresh SL is This and asked for help. He kindly modeled for the ads and took the photos emailing them to me so that I could send them off.

So it was that last night I ran about the wonderful legoland that Hair Fair is this year. Between the wonderful freebies and amazing new releases I was in hair heaven. Due to the explody noises from the tower you will have to settle for the ads for the bandana but there is a hair is made to look like a dragon and has an option so it can…breathe FIRE. Wasabi Pillz has a fancy new man hair that is quite the bees knees. There is something for every taste this year.

Hair Fair 2013 - BP Davie Hair Fair 2013 - BP Hope Hair Fair 2013 - BP RosieHair Fair 2013 - BP Thea

The slash, a red and gray Bandana with a tiny replica of Slash's famous top hat on it

Hair Fair 2013 Bandanas!

There is no style card for these, Nath has a blog where you can find the name of the skin,  and he is JUST in those Bandana. Naughty right?

Scroll up or click here to go to the hairfair site, pick your favorite store and get started! The sim is likely to be laggy so try to wear a full body alpha or something along that line and no scripts. It just opened last night so around 2am SLT or waiting a week should help with the “Sim is full” problem. Good luck! Fabulous Hair! Great Second Life!

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Another Fashion Blog… With a Twist!

I have considered blogging about my second life for a while. Its a fun place for me to be, and I have made some amazing friends, run into real friends and not known it and reaffirmed real world friendships, and had adventures from being the Queen for a day on through swashbuckling sword play. I can build a house without having to hire a construction company, have virtual pets, and even get married if I want to. My pixelated self can even wear ridiculous shoes and my feet never hurt. It is freeing.

What made me give in to the idea of blogging about fashion  in second life is my realization that it is not easy to learn to put together outfits for some, a skill I take for granted. If your avatar is not the standard human it can be a lot harder. The twist in this blog? Its a fashion blog for furries and non furries alike. I have no idea how valuable my tips will be to you, that is up to the general individual but in learning in the last five years to make my avatar meet my own standards, I have learned to make a shape, build, modify and other wise edit the items provided to me, gifted, or bought through the hard work of running a store while my First Life takes up far more time than I want it to.

I noticed that in order to wear the clothing I want, I had to modify the body I was assigned by the builder of my fur. I began this with my very first avatar, and have never stopped.  I refuse to believe that, outside of pants, there are limitations on what a fur or a human can wear. In the Pre-Mesh days of second life, this was easier to deal with, as the unique body shapes mattered less. In the post mesh world however, the finer details on hair, jewelry and other elements makes it worth it to learn how to fit the mesh to me.  I do not like the general fur aesthetic assigned to furs in second life, but this blog is not about changing that. It is about letting new furs, old furs wanting to learn new tricks and even human avs learn from my terrible fashion mistakes so that they can find their own style. Style after all, is not about fitting in to a cookie cutter style but is about making a statement about who you are in the choice of textures, colors and feeling good. If you like what you are wearing, then wear it.

On to the photos! I am starting small. My humanoid avatar and my cats are going to wear the same dress, so you can see how similar yet how different this can look. Feel free to click on the images or head to Flickr for larger shots and a bit of visual variety in their composition.

First shot

Style Card:
Masoom Mia in Red -Dress
Chop Zuey Paparazzi Red III -Jewelry
Magika Now -Hair
Chaos Panic and Disorder Pince-Nez
KZK Domestic Cat in Smoke Mau -Fur

Shape is Self Created

Tools:
Animare – Pose Adjustment
Mind Games Model Pose Standing 002

Sim: Misali for Hazardous http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Misali/165/163/195
Photo Taken on Ultra Settings, Just cropping with no other photoshopping or other editing.

Second Picture

Style Card:
Masoom Mia in Red -Dress
Chop Zuey Paparazzi Red III -Jewelry
Magika Now -Hair
Chaos Panic and Disorder Pince-Nez
KZK Domestic Cat in black -Fur

Shape is Self Created
Tattoos are Self Created
Piercings are Self Created

Tools:
Animare – Pose Adjustment
Mind Games Model Pose Standing 002
Sim: Misali for Hazardous
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Misali/165/163/195
Photo Taken on Ultra Settings, Just cropping with no other photoshopping or other editing.

Third Image

Style Card:
Masoom Mia in Red -Dress
Chop Zuey Paparazzi Red III -Jewelry
Redgrave Eyelashes 19 Diva
Birth Shiva Eyes in Icy Blue (Larger)
MSS Marta Got Waxed Brows in Ginger (custom brow)
Modish Dollz Skin in Cream
Modish applier for Slink Feet in Cream
Modish Miana lipstick, set A Lips 1
Modish Miana Make up Set Eyeshadows 1
Izzie’s Glossy Lip highlights 3b
Soiree Cheek Contour/Razorbone Hollow Light
Leverocci Add on for Slink Belgravia Wine
SySys Stockings for Slink in 85 black
Adam and Eve for Slink, Opera Gloves in Red
Slink Hands (Elegand 1 and Relaxed)
Slink Feet in Medium for High Heels
wasabi Pills Alicia in Cinnamon

Shape is Self Created

Tools:
Animare – Pose Adjustment
Mind Games Model Pose Standing 002
Sim: Misali for Hazardous
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Misali/165/163/195
Photo Taken on Ultra Settings, Just cropping with no other photoshopping or other editing.

Before I finish this first post I want to thank Venzi for inspiring me, via learning from and with me to do this as well as Nath Pevensey for putting up with my crankiness, late night whine sessions about broken computers and his photo tutorial which reminded me that photography first or second life is not so far apart.

Future Posts will focus on the differences between Paws and Slink Mesh Hands and Feet, as well as the customization of both. Not all attachments are created equal and we will see how both ways are good, bad, and funny.

Stay Fashionable!

Mo

 

Disclaimer: All of the items in this post were purchased and were not gifted.