Coming Soon: Hair Fair 2015

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Hair fair is about to land upon us and I have a few special things to tell you about!
Firstly, for all Hair Fair 2015 information please check the Hair Fair website. I don’t say this because I’m too tired to write it myself — although not entirely untrue —  instead, I’m writing it because if information changes I may not see it (time zones are not my friend). So for current information always check the Hair Fair 2015 website.
So is the information I’m providing here accurate? As of 10th July 2015, yes.
Moving on.
There is a Hair Fair demo group to lighten the lag load at the fair! Hair styles will be sent via the group by participating designers on the 10th of July!
That means the 11th for us in the Southern Hemisphere, which is getting really annoying. Can some brilliant Southern Hemisphere folks create some awesome stuff and let me know about it so I can blog in real time rather than having to continually wait until the rest of the world catches up? Cheers!
Anyway, you can join the Hair Fair Demo Group by copying this link into your local chat (in Second Life®). Link: secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about
When does all this awesomeness actually begin?
Hair Fair opens 11th July closes on the 26th of July.
Why are we all so excited about Hair Fair?
Every transaction made at Hair Fair will donate a portion to Wigs for Kids, the charity of choice for Hair Fair 2015.
And lastly, Bandana Day is the 26th of July where we remove our hair to show we care.
All bandanas sold at Hair Fair have been created by residents all over SL and 100% of sales of those go to Wigs for Kids.
The bandanas are only available for sale during this event and get destroyed after it ends.
The bandanas will be transferrable so they make perfect gifts!
And that’s it!
Hair Fair 2015 is fast approaching so get yourself into the Hair Fair Demo Group, test out some awesomely fantastic hairs and then head on over to the fair to buy your favourites!
Don’t forget to have fun!!!
Image provided by Hair Fair 2015 organisers. 

Let’s Hunt: the Body Art Hunt

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From the 1st of July right up until the 31st of July the Body Art Hunt is taking place! I mentioned that here and that I will be blogging the event so you can expect a couple of blogs this month about the Body Art Hunt! By “a couple…” I mean about four.

The Body Art Hunt will include fun items like tattoos, piercings, eyes and nail polish as well as anything else that you can adorn your body with. For the full list of stores participating, plus the hints and sneaky peaks please click here!

Given my love of tattoos and piercings in real life it probably comes as no surprise that I sport a few body adornments in my virtual life too! And, of course, just like real life I am super fussy when it comes to what ink and piercings I want and have on my body. I know, I know, I need to stop being such a fussy.. err.. cat!

The Body Art Hunt is even more exciting because you get to see one of the “real” me’s; the rebellious heart who just doesn’t conform to any of the rules, other than Black is Black. This the me who stick her middle-finger up at too much authority. The free spirit who wanders the grid in search of more adornments, while turning to mush when a cat is near.

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With the formalities out of the way here are my favourite items from the hunt, at least so far:

Banana Banshee Carnival Eyes in Lady — the pack includes system eyes as well as mesh, which come in varying sizes. I’m wearing the medium size.
SongBird Laquer Lips and Simple Snakebite Piercing — the lipstick comes as a tattoo layer. I’m wearing the colour Green. The simple piercing is mesh and is simple, but totally up my ally!
Tenjin Fancy Flower Chest Tattoo  — the pack includes system and tattoo layers as well as a Maitreya applier and an Omega applier. The appliers have the choice of fresh or faded. I’m wearing fresh.

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I am so excited to participate in the hunt and find even more awesome things to show you!

Will you be participating in the hunt?

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The Body Art Hunt banner was created by Evelyn Hartshon.

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara v3.4 — by Onyx LeShelle
Skin: Glam Affair Katra skin – Jamaica 09 — by Aida Ewing
Lashes: MC “Falsies” Mesh Alpha Lashes — by Freya Olivieri
Nail Polish: Nylon Outfitters (NO) Celestial Nails — by Nylon Pinkney
Hair: Magika Hair Almonds – Pack 01 — by Sabina Gully (from the 50% Summer Sale June 22 – 30)
Tank: Tee*fy Kelly Knotted Tank Top – Nope — by Azure Electricteeth (from this round of C88 ends soon)
Pants: Maitreya Leather Legging – Black — by Onyx LeShelle
Sneakers: BALKANIK 2.0 Opium – Black — by ZlatanBLK Djannovic

Jewellery 
Earrings: MG Voodoo Rocker – Cross — by Maxi Gossamer
Septum and Eyebrow piercings: [MANDALA] Okaki – Silver — by Kikunosuke Eel
Ring (right hand): MG Black Sun – Silver — by Maxi Gossamer
Rings (left hand): Cae Phases Rings — by Caelan Hancroft
Watch: [MANDALA] Billionaire – Smexy (Black) — by Kikunosuke Eel

Pose
oOo Studio Group Gift – Sexpot – one — by Olaenka Chesnokov

Location
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Holy Smokes Batman! It’s a Big Month of Awesome!

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Holy smokes Batman!

There is a lot happening — and about to happen — in Second Life® right now and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t equal parts terrified and excited!
Why terrified?! I hear you say sweetly.
Honestly, I don’t know how I’m going to manage everything time-wise because I may have just bitten off a little more than I can chew. Which is also terribly exciting as I get to see just what I can do! So here’s to the next few weeks of scrambling, swearing and sleep deprivation!

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Raznay Decosta SL12B Second Life Welcome Area

Anyway, let’s start with what’s happening right now; SL12B.
It’s been an amazing few days — the actual amount is beyond me to figure out right now — and it’s not over yet!
The activities, talks and rockin’ music festival — sponsored by the Lindens! —  won’t end until the 28th of June 2015.
That means you still have plenty of time to head over, have me say hello to you at the welcome area and maybe catch one of the Meet the Linden talks at the Dreamitarium!
For the full schedule and details please head to the SL12B website!
It also has SLurls… because SLurls are cool.

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Honourable mention: while the events of SL12B will come to an end on the 28th of June, the sims will remain open for viewing until the 4th of July. You will have more than enough time to at least see part of what all the fuss has been about!!

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And before I forget — again — when you visit the SL12B sims be sure to click, touch and tickle everything you possibly can as nearly everything is interactive!
You bet I’m going to take a night off and run around clicking and sitting (because happy accident) and giggling and tickling everything I can see. Well, exhibit-wise. I might get in trouble if I start clicking people…

Moving on!

The 1st of July 2015 marks the beginning of the Body Art Hunt! A month-long sim-wide hunt that is focused entirely on all things body art and body enhancement!
I am super-duper-over-the-top excited about this one as I am one of the many bloggers who will be blogging the event! No, I can’t give away the locations of the prizes!

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What I give away are some of the amazing stores who will be participating:
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.ECHO.
7 Deadly s{K}ins
Dark Passions – Koffin Nails
La Boheme
TAOX TATTOO
White Widow
For the full list — and the SLurls when they’re available — please click here.

There are quite a few stores on that list that I don’t know so I am really — really — excited to have my eyes opened to the wonders of new stores!
I hope to see you at the hunt!!

And last — hey, I told you there was a lot happening and about to happen! — but definitely not least is the Hair Fair!!! This year will be it’s 10th year, which is a huge achievement all on its own. Beginning on the 11th of July 2015 and running until the 26th of July 2015 it is going to be bursting with fantastic hair from even more fantastic designers!

I’m also one of the bloggers for Hair Fair! Squee
Now you can understand why I think I may have just taken on a little too much. Oh well, it’s heaps of fun anyway.

Hair Fair is actually all kinds of awesome. Not just because hair, but because the last day of the fair falls on Bandana Day, which we do actually have in the land of Aus! Although for those of us in Australia, National Bandana Day is an initiative by Canteen to raise awareness of kids with cancer. It’s usually held in late October.

Anyway, in the US Bandana Day was created to support Wigs for Kids!
Of course I had to do some research about Wigs for Kids since, you know, Australian and all.
I really liked reading this:

For over 30 years, Wigs for Kids has been providing Hair Replacement Systems and support for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues at no cost to children or their families.

So, Wigs for Kids is just as awesome as Canteen and I’m in a happy place because people doing nice things in the world is so freaking important! Can there be more of that already?!

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Why am I going into so much detail about the charity?
Because this is what the lovely team at Hair Fair said:

Every year since 2007 we have celebrated the last day of Hair Fair, with Bandana Day. This is the day we remove our hair to show we care, and wear the Bandanas that Residents have created for us to sell at this event. It is a wonderful tradition, and lets all Second Life Residents have the opportunity to contribute in some way to help Wigs for Kids. If you want to create a Bandana for Hair Fair 2015 you can contact Sasy Scarborough or Whimsy Winx for a Kit.

Read the entire post here. Yes, you really should.
If you’re creative, even just a little bit, and you have a little time to burn you should totally think about making a bandana so I can spend my last L$200 buying them all. Or as many as L$200 will get me!

That just about does it for the epic post packed to the rafters with so much awesome it’s leaking all over the internet! (I bet that gave you a weird mental picture!)
Are you looking forward to the Music Fest at SL12B?!
Or are you hanging out for the offerings at the Body Art Hunt and Hair Fair?!
Let me know in the comments!

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Image 1
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara — by Onyx LeShelle
Head: LeLutka Mesh Head – STELLA — Thora Charron
Skin: Glam Affair (Lelutka Heads) Avril Applier – Jamaica FR — by Aida Ewing
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ishya – variety — by Truth Hawks
Eyes: IKON VIP Group Gift – Field – March 2015 — by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: MC “Falsies” Mesh Alpha Lashes — by Freya Olivieri
Ears: [MANDALA] UNISEX STEKING_EARS_Season 5 — by Kikunosuke Eel
Necklace:[MANDALA] TEFUTEFU set_BLACK — by Kikunosuke Eel
T-shirt: Curtesy of Sanura Snowpaw who made the SL12B staff shirts!
Location: SL12B Welcome Area 
Pose: My AO

Image 2
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara — by Onyx LeShelle
Head: LeLutka Mesh Head – STELLA — Thora Charron
Skin: Glam Affair (Lelutka Heads) Avril Applier – Jamaica FR — by Aida Ewing
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Bexley – variety — by Truth Hawks
Eyes: IKON VIP Group Gift – Field – March 2015 — by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: MC “Falsies” Mesh Alpha Lashes — by Freya Olivieri
Ears: [MANDALA]Steking EARS(unisex) — by Kikunosuke Eel
T-shirt: Curtesy of Sanura Snowpaw who made the SL12B staff shirts!
Jeans: Maitreya Mesh Zipper Skinny Jeans – 1 — by Onyx LeShelle
Boots: Maitreya Stagioni Boots – Chestnut — by Onyx LeShelle
Watch: [MANDALA] Billionaire – Fashionista (white) — by Kikunosuke Eel
Ring: Zaara : Trusha rings – onyx — by Zaara Kohime
Location: SL12B Welcome Area 
Pose: My AO

Image 3 and 4
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara — by Onyx LeShelle
Head: LeLutka Mesh Head – STELLA — Thora Charron
Skin: Glam Affair (Lelutka Heads) Avril Applier – Jamaica FR — by Aida Ewing
Hair: little bones. Submerged – past Fifty Linden Friday — Nova Faerye
Eyes: IKON VIP Group Gift – Field – March 2015 — by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: MC “Falsies” Mesh Alpha Lashes — by Freya Olivieri
Ears: [MANDALA] UNISEX STEKING_EARS_Season 5 — by Kikunosuke Eel
Shirt: AMITOMO. Shirt+Sweatshirt tied around neck SET2 — by Woomi Latte
Jeans: Maitreya Mesh Zipper Skinny Jeans – 2 — by Onyx LeShelle
Shoes: REIGN. – Creeps- Violet — by  KenadeeCole Resident and illy Miami
Bracelet: [BREATHE] Ataraxy Bracelet-Pink – Group Gift — by daisa Admiral
Location image 3:  Impressive #15, Impressive @ SL12B
Location image 4: SL12B Electrify Roads, SL12B Electrify 
Poses: My AO

Image 5
Curtesy of the Stuff My Inventory Hunts Flickr group 

Image 6
Curtesy of Hair Fair – Bandana Kit 2015

“Blooming Spring” Tres Chic Event: May 1st – 28th

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It probably comes as no surprise when I tell you that I stalk keep an eye on Flickr and Plurk for events, inspiration and anything that’s generally pretty or geeky or — Oh Em Gee — both. It was on Plurk that I found out about this little gem; Blooming Spring” a Tres Chic Event. This is a new monthly event kicked off this month with the theme Blooming Spring. It started on the 1st of May and will run until the 28th of May.
I don’t know about you, but I love events that run longer than a few days or a week because it means I have time to earn some money to then go and buy all the things! So a 28 day event, every month with a focus on fashion is my idea of heaven. And Tres Chic did not disappoint.

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Now, I’m not great at the whole “the scenery was lovely” stuff mostly because that’s just not my thing. Then I went to Lions Hill the Tres Chic venue and I was absolutely, unequivocally stunned. It is beautiful. Seriously, it is stunning. The creators, Evelyn (eva.weimes) and Kate Gavin (lovelykitten Resident), have paid attention to every detail, and there are a lot of details! The Tres Chic venue is so utterly gorgeous I spent a whole morning wandering around and taking photo’s. There are so many little nooks and parks and just go there because it’s seriously stunning.

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And here’s another look at me and the scenery because I love it that much. Yes, I did mean the scenery not my pixels!

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Right, let’s get onto the important part; the fashion! *insert dramatic flare here*

The Tres Chic website states:

Our aim is to promote fashion thats why designers are chosen very carefully.

They weren’t kidding. This round saw the likes of:

Redgrave
Apple May Design
Dead Dollz
Vanity Hair
Nx.Nardcotix
Essenz
Purf
Sitting Pretty
Any many, many more!
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When you first arrive at the Blooming Spring Tres Chic Event you’re given a HUD that allows you to teleport directly to your favourite stores. Now, this may be mundane to some but to me this is absolutely brilliant because I am really sick of huge venues and getting lost and not being able to find the store I’m looking for and just ugh. So having a HUD that teleports me directly to the shop I want is a dream come true. I am so in love with the concept of this HUD I am contemplating petitioning other Events to get on board and adopt these HUDs to make our lives easier. Of course, I need to research this as I fear the age-old “it’s got too many scripts” will be thrown my way.
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Because I’m an honest little kitten there were two things that weren’t so great. However, they won’t stop me from returning or telling everyone I meet to go and check out Tres Chic!
The buildings rely on you using mouse look. Now, that’s fine if mouse look is your chosen view, but if you’re like me and hate it with a passion then you’re going to find you can’t actually stand in a store and will, instead, need to cam around. Just for reference, my pixels are short, I’m forever being surrounded by people a lot taller than me, so when my head ended up going through the light fitting in Apple May Designs it was a bit of a shock. I didn’t mind too much since it’s a lovely light and I was giggling too much about having a “light bulb” moment. Remember, it’s the little things!
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Out of all the stores that were participating in this round, there were three that had empty shops at the time of writing this:
Mai Bilavio
Indyra
Avenda
I am in no way criticising these shops as I know how hard it is to keep up with endless events and fairs and then, because that totally wasn’t enough, actually finding time to create their content. Is there a Content Creator Appreciation Day? If not I wouldn’t mind starting one. Yeah, seriously. If there is one, could you let me know either in the comments or in-world? Thank you so much!
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Basically, I love the first round of this event and I’m really excited to see what the future brings for them and what next month’s event has in store!
Let me know, in the comments or on social media, what your favourite things about the Blooming Spring Tres Chic Event were!
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Credits
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara v3.3 — by Onyx LeShelle
Skin: Glam Affair – Katra Skin [ Jamaica ] 09 — by Aida Ewing
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Crys –  variety — by Truth Hawks
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Mesh Eyes – Fjord — by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Mesh Alpha Lashes — by Freya Olivieri
Ears: [MANDALA] UNISEX STEKING_EARS_Season 5 — by Kikunosuke Eel
Jewellery
Earrings, Necklace and Bracelet: [MANDALA]Pearl-Rain-Season3 WHITE_FATPACK — by Kikunosuke Eel
Watch: [MANDALA]BILLIONAIRE_Fashionista(white)UNISEX  — Kikunosuke Eel
Ring: {montony} Collin Ring – Gold {pink pearl} — by Mon Tony (tonyamilavskaya)
Clothing and shoes
Dress and cardigan: Dead Dollz – Tres Chic – Rose — by Kiddo Oh
Shoes:
Maitreya Gold Liaison – All Colours — by Onyx LeShelle
NX-Nardcotix – Astrid Stiletto – Pearl — by Nardya Rousselot
Poses:
oOo Studio: Brevity – pack — by Olaenka Chesnokov
oOo Studio: Sexpot – pack — by Olaenka Chesnokov
Here’s one last picture because I liked every single one I took and that has not happened before.
They can also be found in their high definition glory on Flickr.
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