Hair

Hair

Gimme a head with hair
Long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming,
Streaming, flaxen, waxen

Give me down to there hair
Shoulder length or longer
Here baby, there mama
Everywhere daddy daddy…

I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy
Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty
Oily, greasy, fleecy
Shining, gleaming, streaming
Flaxen, waxen
Knotted, polka-dotted
Twisted, beaded, braided
Powdered, flowered, and confettied
Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied!

~ from the song “Hair,” from “Hair: the Musical”

I have a quandary here because generally I do a whole avatar “look” and I eschew that multiple mugshot presentation, but I have been inundated with hair… hair in boxes, hair in packages, hair in folders.. wonderful hair! That’s because the Hair Fair is on again this year, and there are many more choices for me to show than I can do in.. a month I bet. So I will be showing some great styles here and through the week.

This post will be my mugshot showing (wherein I just show hair without content or context—just hair.. on my head.) Hair Fair opened yesterday at midnight slt. Join the Hair Fair Demo Group in world to grab copies of these as demos so you are not wandering around the Fair trying them on in a swamp of lag. (And there will be lag—don’t complain—you all want to be there so there will be lag.)

Finally, please note that I show some new skins here and I will talk more about them as the week goes on. Simply admire and purchase!!

Hair

Hair: [RA] Khloe Hair – Red Fever by Raspberry Aristocrat for Raspberry Aristocrat, available at Hair Fair 2011

Skin: :GP: Petal [Dark] Pout-Indulged 1 by Gala Phoenix for Curio *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Steel Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Earrings: erratic/hoop earrings/silver by Erratic Rain for erratic

Hair

Hair: !lamb. Our Deal – Blur Ombre by Lamb Bellic for lamb, available at Hair Fair 2011

Skin: :GP: Petal Frex [Light] Airhead-Fluff 1 by Gala Phoenix for Curio *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Absinthe (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Hair

Hair: MINA Hair – Famke – BG05 by Mina Nakamura for MINA Hair & Bijoux, available at Hair Fair 2011

Skin: [.:Mascarade:.] Chou – Jolie – by Jahen Foxclaw for [.:Mascarade:.]

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Warm Silver (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Hair

Note: This one includes extensions that were not right. Bubbles took the same texture and put it on the extensions so the dark was still on top so as the pieces went together they did not match. I was disappointed because I loved the long hair.

Hair: Clawtooth: Pretty Words (skull) – Soil by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Hair Fair 2011

Skin: [mock] Olivia Skin (no Cleavage) Tone 2 by Mocksoup Graves for MOCK Cosmetics *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Hazel (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Hair

Hair: Rosy mood hair / Conifer (red) by Calico Felisimo for Rosy Mood *

Skin: [mock] Olivia Skin (no Cleavage) Tone 2 by Mocksoup Graves for MOCK Cosmetics *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Hazel (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Hair

Hair: [LeLutka]-KNOTTED hair – Overcooked with [LeLutka]-HAIRBASE Overcooked by Thora Charron for [LeLutka], available at Hair Fair 2011

Skin: * LaVie * Jolie – Anemone – Sunkissed #9 [H] by Pompeja Rossini for LaVie *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Gold (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Hair

Hair: Amacci Hair Trisha ~ Wheat Blond by Carina Larsen for Amacci, , available at Hair Fair 2011 *

Skin: :GP: Petal [Light] Summer-Pebble 2 by Gala Phoenix for Curio *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Mint (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Hair

Note: This comes with a whole fantastic outfit of … hair. Not sure I will ever find a place for the hair skirt but it was certainly fun.

Hair: ChiChickie! Godiva (Hair) – Chocolate by Chiana Meredith for ChiChickie, available at Hair Fair 2011 *

Skin: #5 LaVie Asia -Tiffany- Light by Pompeja Rossini for LaVie *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Dark Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Hair

Hair: Magika Hair // Andarial by Sabina Gully for Magika, available at Hair Fair 2011

Skin: LAQ ~ Mini – [Nougat] – 09 by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Hair

Note: The fan changes texture on click so you can match to your outfit!

Hair: Vanity Hair: Shizuka-Noir by Tabita Jewell for Vanity Hair, available at Hair Fair 2011

Skin: :GP: Honey [Dark] Jasmine-Big Red Lantern 1 by Gala Phoenix for Curio

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Dark Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Hair

Note: This one comes with a hud to change the streaks to any color in her collection.

Hair: !!Calico Ingmann Creations!! Audrey – Light Blondes by Calico Ingmann for Calico Ingmann Creations

Skin: [.:Mascarade:.] Chou – Jolie – by Jahen Foxclaw for [.:Mascarade:.]

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Warm Silver (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Reminiscing

Friday night, it was late, I was walking you home
We got down to the gate and I was dreaming of the night
Would it turn out right
Now as the years roll on
Each time we hear our favorite song
The memories come along
Older times we’re missing
Spending the hours reminiscing

Reminiscing

Oh k.d., how I have missed you. She just came out with a new album and this little gem popped up. And I was waiting for some inspiration for this darling dress, which is kind of old-fashioned and contemporary all at once. Aree Lilibub has a way of doing that—she definitely has a vision and style and it’s very charming and retro-influenced but not dowdy. She does this with a low cut front and back, a luxuriously big bow tying the halter in back and a larger-scale print. (A small print would have made it less exciting).

Reminiscing

The most suitable skin for a look like this is Mallory Cowen’s Linnea with its sexy glow and subtle sophistication. Ikon Innovia’s new hazel eyes are perfect as is this pretty little necklace from Sierra Gourdou. I love this casual and tousled hair from Truth Hawks. And my t-straps from Fallingwater Cellardoor complete the look. (You know, charming shoes like this are so underrated—this is such a feminine look in my humble opinion.) Overall perfect for reminiscing over k.d. lang.

Reminiscing

Hurry, don’t be late, I can hardly wait
I said to myself when we’re old
We’ll go dancing in the dark
Walking through the park and reminiscing

~ “Reminiscing” as sung by k.d. lang

Hair: >TRUTH< Florence 2 – chocolate by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: LAQ ~ Linnea – [Peach] Dark brows – 01 by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Hazel (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: ::P:: Camille Dress by Aree Lilibub for Petunia

Jewelry: ~Simply~ Twisted Teardrop Jewelry Set Topaz by Sierra Gourdou for ~Simply~ *

Shoes: (Shiny Things) Kelsey pumps – black by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things *

O sweet spontaneous earth…

thou answerest
them only with

Spring

~ e.e. cummings

I won’t whine. I won’t complain. I will wait patiently, dear Spring, for you to show your face. I will not sue the damn groundhog who promised an early coming. I will NOT bang on the weatherman’s door and plead for him to do something, dammit! However, I will dress up in a pretty dress, put on my spring hat, and perhaps that will coax Spring out.

O sweet spontaneous earth...

Well I lucked out because I had the prettiest spring dress to wear from Tammany Goodliffe. With a garden of poppies beautifully covering this dress, Spring has to be enticed by what she could show if she could just get here! I love this dress for it’s silhouette and many details. Take, for example, the little cuffed jacket with the cap sleeves. She uses the sculpties in a perfect way to make those cap sleeves and puts a pretty little prim tie to keep it tied up. Her skirt—it’s sculpty but not stiff. And her system pieces are perfect—great seams (that edging is all lined up), perfect integration with the prims, and a great use of RL clothing ideas to make a perfect virtual dress. It truly is a triumph of design in a simple little spring dress.

O sweet spontaneous earth...

I show this beautiful spring look with a fresh skin from Mallory Cowen. Spring needs something new, and this new skin from Mallory cures the ills of winter with its beautiful colors and pleasant mien. My hair is a new one from Elikapeka Tiramisu, who proves that being a long time content producer in SL never means you can’t come back and kick butt (which she has been doing with her new store).

O sweet spontaneous earth...

Another content producer who consistently kicks butt is Fallingwater Cellardoor. She set the standard by which all others are and should be judged. This new offering from her shows the same attention to detail, the same expert texture work and eye for fashion and styling. Fallingwater has survived the many changes in SL and still sets the bar.

O sweet spontaneous earth...

If you doubt
That I’ll be there
Don’t despair
Don’t you dare
~ In the Dirt by S. Carey

Hair: [e] Follow – Brown 08 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira *

Skin: LAQ ~ Linnea – [Peach] Dark brows – 08 by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Green (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: salt. silk poppies dress by Tammany Goodliffe for salt.

Hat: salt. birdwatcher’s hat by Tammany Goodliffe for salt.

Shoes: (Shiny Things) Charlottes – tan by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things *

Getaway with Santa

Rumor tells that Santa goes to an undisclosed beach after the holidays, away from all the noise and commotion of Christmas, a beach without the surfeit of sugary cookies and room temperature milk, tomes of lists, and cranky ankle-biting elves. I think Santa needs to reserve a spot on his sleigh for me to join him this year.

Getaway with Santa

If I went, and that’s a big if, I would be certain to pack lightly. A bikini, some sunscreen, sandals, and my iPad. Santa can supply the rest. The bikini that would go with me would be monica Outlander’s sexy one-piece with sequins (clearly not meant for swimming). For seeing and being seen, it’s the perfect tiny piece of material.

Getaway with Santa

My skin will be Mallory Cowen’s newest with its luscious sun kissed glow and sexy sensual body. My hair? A gift Queue Marlowe gave out to her group for the holidays—a great pulled-back ponytail with her wonderful matching hair bases.

Getaway with Santa

And my shoes will be these great new sandals from Oct Oakleaf. With their pretty little toes, beautiful decorative gems, and versatile hud, these sandals will complete my look with the kind of dazzle Santa appreciates.

Getaway with Santa

Post holiday pina coladas all around!

Hair: joy scarlet with AD hair base – scarlet by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: LAQ ~ Vilda 01 [Peach] Glow skin by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki

Bikini: Miamai_Bea Swimsuit Blue by monica Outlander for Miamai *

Shoes: +ADDiCTIA+ Metro Sandals -Turquoise by Oct Oakleaf for +ADDiCTIA+

2000 Miles

Outside under the purple sky,
Diamonds in the snow,
Sparkle.
Our hearts were singing,
It felt like Christmas time.
2000 miles.
Is very far through the snow
I’ll think of you
Wherever you go.

The worst part of SL is that friends are often physically far far away. As the lyrics say, “2000 miles is very far through the snow.” I am thinking of many friends from SL with whom I can’t share this time face-to-face, and I do miss them. (Though I had the wonderful pleasure of having Eshi with me this Eve.) I did not send out an in-world holiday card. This is my card for all of you, my dear friends.

2000 Miles

This morning I will wake up in my Christmas jammies (which I can only legitimately wear one time a year) and enjoy the morning sunlight coming through the windows while we open gifts. My jammies, from Antonia Marat, are cozy and warm, and I almost didn’t get out of bed to be honest. It was so snuggly.

When can you wear bare feet in winter? Well when you’re in your jammies, of course, and Siddean Munro’s feets are perfect, especially as I can color the nails red—instant pedicure!

2000 Miles

My skin is the new fresh beautiful face offered by Mallory Cowen. She really created a beautiful set with this newest release. I love the freshness of the skins—how the make-up is not overdone. It creates a beautiful palate on which you can potentially put other make-ups later. My hair is a messy-out-of-bed piece from Truth Hawks—one of his new releases this week.

2000 Miles

2000 miles,
Is very far.
The snows falling down,
It’s colder day by day.
I miss you.
I can hear people singing,
It must be Christmas time.

~’2000 Miles” by the Pretenders, covered by Lucy Schwartz (proceeds from it’s sale go to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County and their music therapy program)

Hair: >TRUTH< Kai – cherry by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: LAQ ~ Vilda 01 [Peach] Glow skin by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki

Jammies: /artilleri/ Holly PJs *red* by Antonia Marat for /artilleri/

Feet: SLink Jolie Pied Barefeet Low by Siddean Munro for SLink

Lovely Day

When the day that lies ahead of me seems impossible to face
And someone else instead of me always seems to know the way
Then I look at you and the world’s alright with me
Just one look at you and I know it’s gonna be -
A lovely day – lovely day

Lovely Day

I have several friends I speak to every day. They remind me that no woman is an island by bringing fun, sage advice, adventure, and love to me. In the past few days a friend has messaged me from the airport on her way to New Orleans, reminding me she loves me as she boarded the plane. Another friend has laughed about my “Cussmas Cookies” (the ones I made, cussing the whole time). Two have told me about important job interviews and their impressions of them (with another going to one this morning—good luck, sweetie!). One messages me from the airport, from in front of the TV, during meetings, etc. Just to snark and share and giggle. (And I was just called a “crankpot” by this friend. Hmpf!) A few have told me seeing my avatar show up in world gives them a physical feeling—a jolt, a warmth, a tingle. And they give me a “lovely day.”

So I have dressed appropriately cheerful but dark all at once in this ensemble. My top, from the amazing LeeZu Baxter, is an older one but still stands the test of time with its wonderfully done translucent layers and ruffled shoulders. My skirt and tights are part of a set by Sen Pinazzo. I love the translucency of the skirt as well and the great tights made to go with it. She includes in the set two other skirts—one with straighter, flatter flexi prims and one with a sculpty skirt with pockets. I love this set. These skirts will get a lot of play from me.

Lovely Day

I wore it with a glowing happy skin from Mallory Cowen. Nothing like making a lovely day lovely than wearing Mallory’s creations. My hair is a new ponytail updo thingy from Truth Hawks, reminiscent of days when I was an adolescent and trying stuff out. Somehow this looks way better than anything I came up with. Finally, a set of pretty bracelets from Kotori Skytower.

Lovely Day

lovely day
lovely day
lovely day

~ “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers

Hair: >TRUTH< Emily – blood by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<

Skin: LAQ ~ Aline 10 [Peach] Glow skin by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki *

Top: * [LeeZu!] Valerie Blouse /black by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu!

Bra: Vicky Bra Top Black by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree

Skirt and tights: **sen*2**AntiqueFlowerSkirtB by Sen Pinazzo for *1-sen*2++

Bracelets: *Kotolier “Ruban” Bracelet (Black) by Kotori Skytower for Kotolier

Boots: *GF* Short Lace-Up Boots –Black by Cerberus Noel for G Field

Late Nights in the Groups

I was up late last night chatting away about Thanksgiving and shopping and the banter flew around. The thing is, it wasn’t local chat—it was group chat. For some reason groups have gotten a lot chattier for me. While I am blogging or working or running around shopping alone, I am in group chats chatting. It’s almost a form of texting with the group chat being a mobile phone (and I have seen some chatting FROM their mobile phone in group chat). This is why it’s so important to people that LL get this fixed. It’s social glue.

Late Nights in the Groups

I put this ensemble together while I was chatting. I love these new dresses from AvaGardner Kungler. This is AvaGardner’s forte: using complex textures in clothing—prints of various florals and abstracts run over clothing with exquisite texturing in the shadows and highlights so that the clothing seems to be made of a material with an expensive sheen. She carries it through to her jewelry as well, if you look closely at my necklace.

Late Nights in the Groups

This is one of Truth Hawks’ new colors—quince—on one of Truth’s new hairs. I show it with Mallory Cowen’s absolutely gorgeous Julie skin, which I *love* for redheads. Originally I was a LAQ girl with red hair before I decided to transform myself daily. Mallory still does it for me with her gorgeous skins.

Late Nights in the Groups

Thanks to Hey, Girlfriends and Fashion Emergency for making me smile:

Hair: >TRUTH< Sonya – quince by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: LAQ ~ Julie – 01 [Peach] Glow skin by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki *

Dress: (Kunglers) Tanja – green by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers *

Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) Bambu – natura by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers *

Shoes: ::Kookie:: Vo pumps / Green grass by Kookie Lemon for ::Kookie::