Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hair Fair 2011

So it's that time of year again in Second Life.  Hair Fair is here and with it comes a plethora of new styles, designers, bandanas and gifts to overwhelm the residents.  I started building very late this year which resulted in some long hours, many pots of coffee and the occasional panic attack.  I've got five styles out for the women - sorry guys but it just wasn't flowing for me.  I'll go back and finish it once things have settled down.  I actually have a few styles I started and abandoned because I was fighting with them.  I'll get those done and out in the future as well.  On to the goodies. (This is going to be a long post...)

First up is Meena.  This one is a short, flippy do.  I didn't intend it as a retro thing but when I started doing the promo shots for it, it just kinda came out that way.

Style Notes: 
Clothing - Baby It's Cold Out There by Cleo Couture
Shoes - Soleil by N-Core
Necklace - Sinra by Mandala
Skin - Mima Pale by Laqroki
Eye Makeup - Nuuna's Face Tattoos/Makeups 2 by Nuuna's Skins
Playlist - "I Only Have Eyes for You" by The Flamingos
"Nightshift (Diskonnekted) by Ghost & Writer

Style 2, which has a funky twist, is Neoteric.  This is an updo that has curls spilling forward from an open zipper running up the back of the hair.

Style Notes:
Red Dress - Flirt by Cleo Couture
Black Dress - Bo by LeeZu
Jewelry - Milky Way 2 by Mandala
Skin (First Pic) Alba by Mojo
(Second Pic) Afrodite by Unique Megastore
Playlist: "Chica Bomb" by Dan Bino
"Cry Baby" by Roisin Murphy
"Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" by Offspring

This one, which I called Leviathan, was done at the last minute.  I had been rewatching old episodes of Farscape which is where the inspiration for this one came from. When I had told a certain someone that I wasn't doing anything wild for Hair Fair this year, I didn't lie as this one hadn't even entered my mind yet.  This has five bound hair tubes terminating in a short tuft of hair in the front. Braids encircle the head with some flexi at the sides and back.

Style Notes:
Skin - Meg Pale by Akeruka
Makeup - Nuuna's Tattoo Layer Makeups v7 by Nuuna's Skins
Clothing - Athena by Barerose
Playlist: "Musika Atomica" by Syrian
"Plastik Fantastik" & "Like Something 4 Porno" by Felix da Housecat

The one below is Madison.  This has got hair strands loosely pulled around into a side braid.

Style Notes:
Skin - Eva Tone 1 by Tuli
Shoes - Soleil by N-Core
Clothes - Red Black Mini by Sn@oks
Playlist: "Kidz" by Take That
"Satyam Shivam Sundaram" by Thievery Corporation

Finally is one I called 10 Hour Hair.  It's a circle of hair twists with a small braid spanning the gap at the top.

Style Notes:
Skin - Audrey Tone 2 by Tuli
Clothing - Stripes by PixelDolls
Jewelry - Dusk Velvet Choker Set by Earthstones
Playlist: "Blow" by Ke$ha
"Electric" by Lisa Scott-Lee

Next is the gift I have out in the booth.  I thought I would do something a bit different this year so rather than do hair, I did a hat.

And finally, the bandanas.  I only did three this year because I didn't have time to do any more than that. I would have liked to do more but it just wasn't possible.

Remember, Bandana Day is July 15th and 100% of the sales go to Wigs For Kids

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Golden Shapes

Ugh. I've tried writing this post I don't know how many times now. I'm tired of having things I've worked hard on usurped so, even though this post won't amount to a hill of beans at least I'll have the satisfaction of taking credit for something I've spent a lot of time perfecting and putting it out first.  It's free for group members for two weeks and will be for sale in the store...and won't cost an arm and a leg either.

This shape will look good with a wide variety of skins since the face has been created using the golden ratio.  For those of you who don't know what that is, it's the mathematical formula for beauty (in a nutshell).   If the eyebrow shape isn't to your liking, well, that's your own thing as it's adjustable in appearance mode under the "hair" tab (it's part of your bald base).

The shape is copy/modify/no transfer so you can tweak if you want to.  I know some of you like wider hips, longer legs, etc, etc than what this shape has.