Damselfly at Hair Fair 2015

Damselfly at Hair Fair 2015

Yay! It’s that time of the year again and you betcha, we have some HAIR for you! So for the next two weeks I will be showing hair I found at the Hair Fair and giving you a delicious look at all that is available and maybe spur you to get over there to SPEND MONEY to help WIGS FOR KIDS.

Hair Fair 2015 Join Us Poster

The fair opens on July 11 at midnight or thereabouts (SLT) and closes July 26. Every single purchase you make donates at least a portion to Wigs for Kids, which makes wigs for kids who lose their hair due to medical conditions. It’s that simple. Each hair replacement system is quite costly as it is custom and is donated to the recipient. So each little sale you make adds up to one more step towards a wig for a kid.

On July 26, they will have the traditional Bandana Day, where they remove hair and wear bandanas. On each sim in several spots are donated bandanas for purchase with 100% of the proceeds going to Wigs for Kids. The bandanas are transfer so get some for your friends because after the fair is over, they are gone! I have seen some amazing bandanas made for this, so I highly recommend you check out the bandana stores.

Damselfly at Hair Fair 2015

My first set of photos is from Shylah Honey and TOmmy Fairplay at Damselfly. Shylah and Tommy have been making content in SL since 2004 (!) and do custom mesh hair with a great set of textures, all on texture-change HUDs. I know for a fact they have worked their butts off getting these hairs done and a portion of the sale price goes to Wigs for Kids. Shylah cooked up some gorgeous looks for this fair! Tommy has two terrific men’s hairs up as well.

Damselfly at Hair Fair 2015

I wear the hair with a lovely dress from Miffyhoi Rosca, available at Shiny Shabby, which is going into its last week for this round. My face applier is one of Nena Janus’ new sets for the LeLutka head, which includes several gorgeous makeups on Nena’s beautiful skin. And my choker is SigiFaust’s open collar-compatible choker for ROMP.

Damselfly at Hair Fair 2015

Hair by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*,, available at Hair Fair 2015 (opening July 11)

  • *~*Damselfly*~*Aria
  • *~*Damselfly*~*Marnie
  • *~*Damselfly*~*Juniper

Mesh head: LeLutka Lotte HUD 1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: *League* Lelutka Head Applier Milla -Sunkiss -Set 1 by Nena Janus for League

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – hazel by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: =Zenith=sweetest little dress (Rose) fitted mesh by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby*

Choker: ieQED jada.collar.all.front lock by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at ROMP *

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)

Damselfly at Hair Fair 2015

Ensnared by Hair

Ensnared by Hair

I got Queue Marlowe’s hair for Hair Fair the moment she finished, slapped it on my head and went “wow”! Once again, Queue made a splash at Hair Fair with three new unique styles combining mesh and flexi and curls and braids. As always, they come with Queue’s great textures on her texture-change HUD.

Ensnared by Hair

Queue gives us a taste of what she’s good at. First the curls, which are bouncy and twisty and voluminous. Combining mesh and flexi, she gives the ultimate in curly hair. Then she made a stylish short cut with curls tumbling around the face. Finally a fantasy braid, gathered across the face and wrapped around to drape over the shoulder.

Every single purchase kicks a bit to Wigs for Kids, so you’re not only getting ensnared by this hair but also giving to kids who need hair implants after medical conditions have made them lose their own. It’s a win-win proposition!

Ensnared by Hair

Hair (top to bottom):

Skin: !Imabee: Florentien – Darling by Brandon Papp for Imabee

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at The Big Show

Dress: Egoisme S-line by Ramses Meredith for Egoisme *

Everywhere Hair

Everywhere Hair

I called this “everywhere” hair because Thora Charron from LeLutka has managed to hit every demographic in SL for her Hair Fair offerings: RP, high fashion, romantic and dressy. In Thora’s typical style, the textures are detailed and beautiful with all the exacting touches typical of a LeLutka hair.

Everywhere Hair

The styles, of course, vary in vision. Using mesh in interesting and exciting ways, Thora has managed to make a collection for Hair Fair that is certain to donate lots to Wigs for Kids, especially with the lush hair colors and great hair textures.

Everywhere Hair

The hair comes in packs by color and do not include a HUD. This may or may not be a winner for some. Certainly, wearing non scripted hair IS a winner to most people, and there are abundant color choices. I love this lush red—Harvard—and think it’s stunning for all these hair styles.

Everywhere Hair

Hair (top to bottom):

[LeLutka]-CHRISTINE hair/Dark Red by Thora Charron for LeLutka, available at Hair Fair 2014 *

[LeLutka]-FRANCINE hair – Harvard by Thora Charron for LeLutka, available at Hair Fair 2014 *

[LeLutka]-COLLEEN hair – Harvard by Thora Charron for LeLutka, available at Hair Fair 2014 *

[LeLutka]-CHARLENE hair – Harvard by Thora Charron for LeLutka, available at Hair Fair 2014 *

Skin: .:JUMO:. Mariah Skin Cocoa Red Brows with .:JUMO:. Mariah Eyeliners 002 by JuneMonteiro for .:JUMO:. *

Eyes: pearl – clear pond – medium dark by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Dress: Bon Bon Longdress <mesh,rigged,materials> /cream by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Poses: KaTink – Chanel Runway Fat Pack 1-15 by Annemarit Jarvinen for KaTink *

Stare at My Hair

Stare at My Hair

It’s that time of the summer again. Hair Fair! Last night the sims opened to designers and bloggers for shopping and as everyone danced between the ginormous bottles of hair products (labeled “Esselle”), the number of hair styles and designers boggled the mind.  As always, every item donates a percentage to Wigs for Kids, a non-profit organization that helps kids who have lost their hair to various reasons (chemotherapy, alopecia, etc.) get hair replacement systems.

Stare at My Hair

One of my favorite designers is in hair fair this year: Damselfly. After a boom in popularity for their big fluffy hair, they regrouped and now the partnership of TOmmy Fairplay and Shylah Honey is back making great mesh hair for women AND men. TOmmy and Shylah are donating a portion of the sale of any and all of these hairs to Wigs for Kids.

Stare at My Hair

If you have noticed, TOmmy and Shylah have been busy at several events and it’s been a pleasure showing and wearing their hair. They really want to get your attention. The hairs all come with a handy texture-change HUD that also includes resizing for non-rigged styles AND lest you are concerned about the scripts, they are removable.

Stare at My Hair

You have to find a hair in this collection that suits you. They were sure to cover everything: long, medium and short for women and long and short for men. They include hair bases where needed. The men’s hair is not TOO fluffy, which is a boon for men. It’s masculine as needs be. And the women’s hair is sexy and sensuous.Stare at My Hair

Hair Fair opens TOMORROW.

On Harper (top to bottom):

*~*Damselfly*~* Tansy Rigged Mesh Big Pack with Damselfly HB Mens v4 Parted  Black (Tintable) by TOmmy Fairplay and Shylah Honey for :::Damselfly Hair::, available at Hair Fair 2014 *

*~*Damselfly*~*Gabriel Rigged Mesh Big Pack with Damselfly HB Mens v4 Parted  Black (Tintable) by TOmmy Fairplay and Shylah Honey for :::Damselfly Hair::, available at Hair Fair 2014 *

*~*Damselfly*~*Gabriel Rigged Mesh Big Pack with Damselfly HB Mens v4 Parted  Black (Tintable) by TOmmy Fairplay and Shylah Honey for :::Damselfly Hair::, available at Hair Fair 2014 *

Skin: Essences {Galadriel} *medium01* brown by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (Green).Dark by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ SUMMER14] Shoot The Moon by GraceHaddington for LivGlam, available for 55L Thursday *

Necklace and Earrings: MG – Necklace – Vallari Neck Collar with MG – Earrings – Vallari Hoops by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

 

On Blunt (top to bottom):

*~*Damselfly*~* Gabriel Rigged Mesh Big Pack with Damselfly HB Mens v4 Parted  Black (Tintable) by TOmmy Fairplay and Shylah Honey for :::Damselfly Hair::, available at Hair Fair 2014 *

*~*Damselfly*~* Felix Rigged Mesh Big Pack with Damselfly HB Mens v4 Parted  Black (Tintable) by TOmmy Fairplay and Shylah Honey for :::Damselfly Hair::, available at Hair Fair 2014 *

Skin: Ooh-la-licious/Marcello/Caramel/Buzz Cut with Ooh-la-licious/Marcello/Goatee Tattoo by Oohlala Sassoon for Ooh-la-licious *

Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (Green).Dark by Nicole Button for Egozy

Jacket: {.essences.} Aztec Jacket € by Inka Mexicola for Essences

Poses by Mari Stipe for {Pose Maniacs}

Hair is in the Air

Better than romance, better than the smell of chocolate chip cookies, it’s hair at the Hair Fair! The best part is you’re giving a teensy donation to Wigs for Kids with each purchase, and those donations add up to a lot of money to help kids get wigs when they have suffered hair loss from illness or treatments for illness.

Tabata Jewell of Vanity Hair is offering three gorgeous styles this time for Hair Fair, all of them mesh with her distinctive hair textures.

Vanity Fantastic Girls copy

First is this lush full style with waves and a sort of tousled, fresh out of bed look. She certainly is a Fantastic Girl.

Hair: Vanity Hair: Fantastic Girl-Borgogne by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

Vanity Sonata copy

Tabata throws a great updo into the mix with this style. A straight front leads to big beautiful curls in back. This was perfect for showing the gift earrings Faenzo is offering at their booth with a great color change HUD included.

Hair: Vanity Hair:Sonata-Borgogne by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

Earrings: (Goucci) Nouveau Earrings (gift) by Faenzo for Goucci, available at Hair Fair 2013

Vanity Boys Will Be Boys copy

Finally, Tabata gives us long curving ponytails shown in front and back (love this idea) pinned at the nape of the neck with a sleek style close to the head.

Hair: Vanity Hair: Boys will be Boys-Borgogne by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

Skin: Amacci Skin – Rayna (Olive) – 03 Posh by Carina Larsen for Amacci*

Eyes: pearl – magic forest – medium bright by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Dress: ***ArisAris  Igs81 Diva Alpha gown by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Chere, I Love Your Hair!

Don’t you want people to say that to you? Carina Larsen has produced a number of up-dos for the Hair Fair that probably will get people telling you they love your hair! And if you wear them, you have the satisfaction of knowing part of the cost went to Wigs for Kids. Loveable hair on your head and kids’ heads. It’s win-win!

amacci carol copy

The first is a lovely back bun with a side parted bang and tendrils framing the face. It’s super-versatile for any elegant look.

Hair: Amacci Hair Carol ~ Dark Copper with Amacci Hairbase Tattoo – Dark Copper by Carina Larsen for Amacci, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

amacci luna copy

Carina gives the up-do a more contemporary look with this top-knot and pretty curls at the neck.

Hair: Amacci Hair Luna ~ Dark Copper with Amacci Hairbase Tattoo – Dark Copper by Carina Larsen for Amacci, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

amacci eclaire copy

I think this was my favorite up-do with rolls of hair piled on top of the head ending in a large rolled bun.

Hair: Amacci Hair Eclaire ~ Dark Copper with Amacci Hairbase Tattoo – Dark Copper by Carina Larsen for Amacci, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

amacci dana copy

Finally, Carina presents this creatively-assembled updo that can be worn with an elegant dress or jeans.

All the photos include Tiffy Vella’s newest jewelry set with great color change options.

Hair: Amacci Hair Dana ~ Dark Copper with Amacci Hairbase Tattoo – Dark Copper by Carina Larsen for Amacci, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

Skin: Glam Affair – Lulu 01 RED by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: pearl – columbia – medium bright by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Dress: ~Sassy!~ Ingenue dress – navy by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~ *

Jewelry: Eclectica ‘Lotus’ Necklace and Earrings by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica*

There’s Some Hair!

I really have to thank the hair gods that hair rhymes with so many things. MissAllSunday Lemon always has terrific hair, and her products for the Hair Fair this year are no exception.

WP Andres copy

Start with this almost retro version of a long red hair pulled back with strands dropping down the back. What a pretty style with waves falling down the front.

Hair:  /Wasabi Pills/ Andrea Mesh Hair – Rouge by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

WP Brenda copy

This long style, which ends in the middle of the back, includes asymmetrical bangs and MissAllSunday Lemon’s beautiful textures.

/Wasabi Pills/ Brenda Mesh Hair – Rouge by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

WP Donna copy

Donna is MissAllSunday Lemon’s gorgeous side braid with hair prettily tucked behind one ear.

/Wasabi Pills/ Donna Mesh Hair – Rouge by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

WP Dylan copy

The Dylan hair is really for men but you all know I have no problem wearing boy hair as a girl. It doesn’t look bad but I think it would be fabulous on a guy!

/Wasabi Pills/ Dylan Mesh Hair – Rouge by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

wp kelly copy

The long side ponytail that MissAllSunday offers is probably my favorite of the lot. With great textures showing the hair pulled to the side, a pretty tail and wisps escaping from the bangs, it’s a versatile cut.

/Wasabi Pills/ Kelly Mesh Hair – Rouge by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

Skin: (FreshFace) Lilac  Natural Bigger Breasts by PeachieMuah for [Fresh Face] *

Eyes: pearl – columbia – medium bright by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Dress: ***ArisAris Igs79 Dress by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Swear-by Hair

Kavar Cleanslate’s hair is one of those I “swear-by.” He was one of the first to use mesh and switching over to it radically changed his brand. He went from a decent hair maker to an amazing hair maker once he switched over. And not too long ago he introduced his HUD system, which makes wearing (and keeping his hair in inventory) even better.

Kavar is one of the many great hair creators offering new styles at Hair Fair this year with a portion of sales going to Wigs for Kids.

Exile Piece of my Heart copy

These long wavy locks include a color change hair-band.

Hair: Exile::Piece of My Heart AON with Exile::Piece of My Heart (HUD) Natural Fusion 2 by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

Exile Glamorous copy

He made another set of wavy locks that do not have a hair band, appropriately named “Glamorous.”

Hair: Exile::Glamorous AON with Exile::Glamorous (HUD) Natural Fusion 2 by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

exile counting stars copy

Then he made this long style with a beautiful almost-messiness that is sexy and youthful.

Hair: Exile::Counting Stars AON with Exile::Counting Stars (HUD) Natural Fusion 2 by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

exile time and sound copy

Finally, for girls who want a casual hair style that gets them about the grid, this cut is a great choice. Remember, all come with the hair coloring HUD and a portion of sales price goes to Wigs for Kids.

Hair: Exile::Time and Sound AON with Exile::Time and Sound (HUD) Natural Fusion 2 by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

Skin: AE Skins – Marnie T3 Buttermilk by Sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Eyes: pearl – columbia – medium bright by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Top: Auxiliary – Slouchy Tank – Owl love by Tyr Rosemblum for Auxiliary, available at Hair Fair 2013 (gift)

Skirt: [AUX] My Deer – Mini – Gravity by Tyr Rosemblum for Auxiliary, available at Hair Fair 2013 (gift)

Rosanne Rosanna Bandana

Rosanne Rosanna Bandana

If it’s not one thing, it’s another.

Rosanne Rosanna Bandana

The following is a very culturally specific reference to a TV character on Saturday Night Life. An example can be seen here.

A Mr. Roger Feder from Fr. Lee, New Jersey, writes in and says, “Dear Rosanne Rosanna Bandana, I heard there is something called a Hair Fair going on. Don’t they have enough with craft fairs and art fairs, car fares and state fairs, book fairs and college fairs, renaissance fairs and train fares, the fairest of the fair and the vanity fair? I know of air fares but what is this hair fair?”

“Well don’t you ask a lot of questions for a guy from New Jersey. Don’t they have fairs where you are? I guess nothing ever happens in New Jersey.”

“It’s very simple. Hair Fair is a yearly fair in SL where hair creators sell brand new hair with a percentage going to Wigs for Kids. Wigs for Kids makes hair pieces for kids who have lost their hair due to illness.”

“Once I, Rosanna Rosanna Bandana, lost my hair in a freak SL accident. I wore a wine glass and my hair came flying off. I can tell you, it’s not a nice thing. On some people, the system head is lumpy and smells funny. And you know, if you look close, some people have those lines in their skin where the face matches up to the head and it looks like someone sewed on their face badly or maybe used tape and you don’t know where they’ve been. Or their hair falls off and suddenly all you notice is that they have these squinty tiny eyes and a frown on their face like they forgot to wipe?”

Rosanne Rosanna Bandana

[At this point Sasy Scarborough interrupts. “What does Hair Fair have to do with that?”]

“Well you know, as they say, ‘If it’s not one thing, it’s another.’ If it’s not Hair Fair, it’s squinty-eyed frowners who forgot to wipe.”

Rosanne Rosanna Bandana

I went through this whole parody for Hair Fair. This year again I made a bandana for Hair Fair, with all proceeds going to Wigs for Kids. I named the bandana for the pun, of course, but also for the actress who played her. Below is my explanation:

“Thanks for purchasing this Rosanne Rosanna Bandana, named in homage to Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer after a courageous battle with the illness. While she was not a child herself, she played childlike characters on Saturday Night Live in the US during the 70s, including Judy Miller, a little girl who pretends to put on a talk show in her bedroom (http://www.hulu.com/watch/3518), Lisa Lubner, a nerdy girl who is in love with a boy named Todd (http://www.hulu.com/watch/4142), and my favorite, Rosanne Rosannadanna, a New Yorker with an opinion about many things with the philosophy, “It’s always something…” (http://www.hulu.com/watch/4147).”

Rosanne Rosanna Bandana

I hope you purchase one. I kind of made the texture from scratch (though I used brushes from Falln Stock). Thank you to Vaalith Jinn for explaining how to preview the texture on the hat (nope, didn’t use a temporary texture).

Please buy one. I worked hard on this and this blog entry. I am certainly no artist but I did my best so some little kid who is sick doesn’t have to worry about people seeing her bald head.

Rosanne Rosanna Bandana

If it’s not one thing, it’s another.

On Harper:

Bandana: Bandana Day 2013 Rosanne Rosanna Bandana by Harper Beresford, available at Hair Fair 2013

Skin: Glam Affair – Summer – Europa – 01 A by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Blossom (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON

Dress: *DNR* NADIA Liquid Swim Suit Dress Orange by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree

Feet: [Gos] Mesh Feet – Arched Foot by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique *

Poses by Mavi Beck of Ma Vie *

On Rosanne:

Hair: SHOCK – electric bob – black by Tutys for Tutys

Skin: RUBYSusannaSkin(bright red-purple) by Carmella Ruby for Ruby Skins *

Eyes: pearl – warm onyx – large medium by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Makeup: Geisha Blush for Brunettes by Miss Shippe’s Studio by Lillian Shippe for Miss Shippe’s Studio and beauty by alaskametro<3 “MIDNIGHT” brow02 by Alaska Metropolitan for alaskametro<3

Top: E’ire – Blazer + Tee Leopard by Linkin Wardell for Éire

Hands: Slink Mesh Hand Elegant 1 L and Slink Mesh Hand Gesture R by Siddean Munro for Slink

Pose custom made by Olaekna Chesnokov of oOo Studio (thank you!)

Hair Dare

There’s many a [wo]man has more hair than wit. ~ William Shakespeare

The quote is a dig at myself–the hair puns and rhymes are getting on MY nerves. I have a lot of hair because Hair Fair is on right now and I kind of went on a binge. Cruella Pennell is offering this great wild hair with some really intricate hair bases with a portion of the income going to Wigs for Kids.

Hair Dare

Cruella has a set of long hairs that are shaved in front with a variety of fierce hairbases. This one has a Celtic pattern.

Hair: a: xanthippe: ash with a: shaved ornament: blonde shades 2 by Cruella Pennell for Adoness, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

Hair Dare

This ‘do has hair gathered on top with a lovely dragon-type shaving in the hair base.

Hair: a: myrina: ash with a: shaved butterfly: blonde shades 2 by Cruella Pennell for Adoness, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

Hair Dare

Roses are shaved into this hairbase with a pulled back style. Cruella outdid herself on these fierce pieces.

Hair: a: valasca: ash with a: shaved flora: blonde shades 2 by Cruella Pennell for Adoness, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

Hair Dare

Cruella is offering these two cuts as a gift at Hair Fair. They are gorgeous. This one is straighter with a red streak in front.

Hair: a : pythoness : pitch black : exclusive by Cruella Pennell for Adoness, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

Hair Dare

This one is curlier. I love the shapes of these cuts and a trip over to Hair Fair is worth it just for these.

Hair: a : toffsy : pitch black : exclusive by Cruella Pennell for Adoness, available at Hair Fair 2013 *

Skin: *Glance Skins – Anais – October – Brown Brows with *Glance Skins – Anais – October – Glossy 10 by Ava Grau for Glance Skins *

Makeup: -Belleza- Gold Glitter Eyeshadow by Shyla Diggs for -Belleza- *

Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Coffee (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Dress: [LG] K Collection(summer13) Isabela Dress by SamanthaSJones for LIV-Glam *

Earring: MG – Earrings – Disco lover Cross – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *