One of my favorite designs at Vintage Fair this year comes from Purple Moon. This great mesh jacket fits perfectly and the leather textures look smooth and buttery, as any good leather should! The comic-inspired necklaces from Addiction add a classy retro touch, along with the fantastic two-toned wedges from Ingenue. Vintage Fair runs through August 29th, so there is definitely time to go over and have a look at what they have to offer!
Hair: TRUTH< Claudia Streaked – java by Truth Hawks
Skin: Glam Affair – Cassiopea – America Clean by aida Ewing
Necklace: Addiction Romance Comic Necklace – Foolish Dreams by Atiya Masala (@Vintage Fair)
Jacket: :: Purple Moon :: Taylor Leather Jacket in Green/Orange [MESH] by Poulet Koencamp (@Vintage Fair)
Top: jane.femme.lace cami. melon by Janie Marlowe
Pants: :::Sn@tch Camp Jeans Cuff (Brown) by Ivey Deschanel
Shoes: Ingenue :: Jive :: Persimmon by Betty Doyle (@Vintage Fair)
Poses: DelMay, Everglow
I will probably be doing a couple more Hair Fair posts later this week, but for now I have done enough damage to my monthly Linden budget!!! That being said, here are my top five from the Water sim at Hair Fair. As I have said before, these are only a few of many, many more styles that you will find at Hair Fair. All of these can be found on the Water sim.
+LALA Moon+ Alpha Plus (Black) by Ruru Nagy
.:EMO-tions:. * PHILLIS* / darkbrown by Mirja Mills
/Wasabi Pills/ Zoey Mesh Hair – Black coffee by MissAllSunday Lemon
Analog Dog pornado raw umber1 by Queue Marlowe
:esk-imo: Hair _ Fraya _BLK 04 by Ziekling Bunnyhug
One of the first places I found as a newbie in SL was the Garden of Sorrows on Midsomer Isle. It’s dripping, mist-shrouded atmosphere finds all kinds of solitary, brooding folk enjoying the ambience of dead trees and melancholy mood. I have history in the Garden of Sorrows myself, and every now and then I go there to think about things.
Since it is rainy I chose to go appropriately shod for the wet weather in the new Timber boots from Miel. My dress is a loose, lovely mesh creation from Ibizarre that is at the Designer Circle this round.
Truth Hawks always makes casual hair look so fabulous. If I actually tried this pulled-back style in real life it would be a snarly mess. Another thing that is better than real life is crying—in SL I can cry very prettily. In real life, though, it’s the ugly cry all the way.
Nothing is lost yet, nothing broken,
and yet the cold blue word is spoken:
say goodbye now to the Sun,
the days of love and leaves are done.
“We’ll Never Say Goodbye” R.P.T. Coffin
Hair: TRUTH< Kalle w/Roots – espresso by Truth Hawks
Necklace: MG – Necklace – Pearl Daisies – Pink Pearl – Short – Gold by Maxi Gossamer
Skin: LAQ ~ Minna – [Nougat] – 01 by Mallory Cowen
Dress: Ibizarre mesh. Lizzy Minidress – chocolata by Anyusha Lilienthal @ Designer Circle
Boots: MIEL TIMBER BOOT NATURAL by Miel Nirvana
Location: The Garden of Sorrows
I remember back in August when Janie Marlowe released her first mesh clothing designs. We had all been “waiting” for it for awhile, but boy did it ever explode once Janie started making it available. And boy did she crank out a lot of stuff those first few months! It was all anyone was talking or blogging about. There may have been quite a bit of viewer-based consternation about it (and the Phoenix people probably cried buckets), but the variety of mesh designs has continued to grow and now there are many designers who are getting on board. Janie, Damien Fate and Zyrra Falcone are now collaborating on a new mesh-based venture together, called coldLogic. They are opening on February 1st, so only two more days to wait. coldLogic has offered a free welcome dress in three colors to subscribers and it is a real beauty—style and comfort together! If this is what they start with, I can’t wait to see what comes next!
Hair: Maitreya Ymre II – Walnut by Onyx Leshelle
Necklace: Addiction Wise Owl Necklace by Atiya Masala
Dress: coldLogic dress – free winter.stone by coldLogic
Tights: JANE – lil piggies tights.fuzzy.br champagne by Janie Marlowe
Socks: [knickknack] knitted sock SOIL by Levia Larsson
Boots: Quality Designs Flat Boot Leather in earth tones by Jessie Auer
I happened to run across this lovely gown from Dashwood while I was doing some shopping the other day. Named Pippa, it does bring back to mind that gorgeous Sarah Burton bridesmaid dress that Pippa Middleton wore so elegantly. Today I was in the mood for color, though, so I chose the deep red option. When you are going to be formal, one of the best-known (and crowded) places to go is Franks. This place has been around as long as I have been in SL, and I have never seen the place empty. That’s saying something. It’s a beautiful place, once everything rezzes! More on that further down…
My gorgeous ring is a promotional release from Addiction Jewelry—a steal at only 55L!
I also have to give a plug to Firestorm. Ever been frustrated by things or people not rezzing properly in SL and sitting there as grey as can be? Me too.
See all those folks behind me? After half an hour most of them still hadn’t rezzed yet. This is usually the case in a location where there are lots of avs hanging out. Firestorm/Phoenix has included a texture refresh option on the pie/context menu so that you can make those darn folks rez! You can right click on the person who isn’t rezzing and choose Texture Refresh:
Works like a charm, and on objects, too. (In Phoenix this will be in the pie menu) Well done, Firestorm!
Hair: Analog Dog tangent raw umber by Queue Marlowe
Skin: LAQ Ebba Peach by Mallory Cowen
Eyes: Fashism Sunrise Arabian Blue (S) by Ikon Innovia
Dress: Dashwood – “Pippa” – Formal Dress (RED) by Dashwood Muircastle
Ring: Addiction Diamond Snowflake Cocktail Ring by Atiya Masala
Location: Franks Place 2 by Nancee Sinatra
After complaining loudly in the color challenge group chat the other day about how I could barely keep up with the colors and that the whole alphabet thing would be way too much, I got thinking about how fun it would be….why not use this obscenely large inventory….etc. Hence this post. First comes A, and the only thing I cheated a bit on was my dress, the creator of which has a name that does begin with A, so it’s only a bit of a cheat. Go ahead, judge me.
I actually used a location that started with A as well—the Alafia Country Trailer Park. Why do I love that sim so much?!!?! And my poses are by Avant, just in case! Memo to me, make sure you have room in your picture to fit all the text!
For more information about the alphabet challenge, check out the masterminds here.
I honestly think there is no limit to how enamored I am of Janie Marlowe’s work. I think JANE makes up about a third of my truly out-of-control inventory. But seriously, I could not pass up this adorable new dress. And the new Laurel Cottage kitchen from Winter Thorn is the perfect backdrop—I would have worn an apron but I didn’t want to cover up that precious owl! Okay, moving on now, cute quota for the day is filled!
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Absinthe (ML)
Jewerly: Addiction Journey
Dress: JANE – cindy lou who dress.marine/truffle
Hair: [e] Vivid – Brown 08
Kitchen: what next Laurel Cottage Kitchen