Mina at Hair Fair 2015

Mina at Hair Fair 2015

Gorgeous hair!

Mina at Hair Fair 2015

You knew Mina Nakamura would come up with some great casual styles for Hair Fair. She’s one of the engines of hair production in SL, grinding out great styles for events. Her three looks proves she has developed her work over the years. With a great texture-change HUD and a clear desire to make styles in her vision, getting a Mina hair means you will be getting something well crafted which doesn’t look like all the others.

Mina at Hair Fair 2015

Inka Mexicola has brought this delicate, lovely skin to Kustom9. With this casual look, it’s pretty and sexy. My outfit from Kim Lysette includes her great textures and style with a bit of fun thrown in and I wore Caelan Hancroft’s cute necklace to accent the look.

Mina at Hair Fair 2015

Hair by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Hair Fair 2015 *

  • MINA Hair – Nicolet
  • MINA Hair – Lizzy
  • MINA Hair – Grace

Skin: Essences [Lou-Ann] medium01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom9 *

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

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

Outfit: LEGENDAIRE ONE MORE TIME by Kim Lysette for Legendaire *

Necklace: Cae :: Heart of Glass :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft for Cae *

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

Mina at Hair Fair 2015

Clawtooth at Hair Fair 2015

Clawtooth at Hair Fair 2015

It’s OPEN!

Clawtooth at Hair Fair 2015

Yes, Hair Fair has opened. The sims are beautifully built this year with stores in the bottom of salon bags, which makes total sense. A runway goes down the middle of each sim and you can OFF SIM shop on two more sims if you can’t get in! Do yourself and everyone else a favor, go without a lot of scripts, without a lot of fancy clothes, and DO NOT lecture others. Mind your own business and let the organizers manage issues.

Clawtooth at Hair Fair 2015

The best idea is to take your time shopping at home by grabbing demos from the Hair Fair Demo Group. Get a glass of wine or coffee or Rockstar or water and whatever your snack of choice. Then sort through the demos: rez, open, wear, click, read, view, decide. Make a list of your favorites and go to the Hair Fair, and take your time! It’s open through July 26. Spend to your heart’s delight as every hair purchase kicks a donation to Wigs for Kids.

Clawtooth at Hair Fair 2015

There are some kick ass styles available for sale, enough to fill your wardrobe for a good long time if you like to change it up. Bubbles Clawtooth brought her A game to the fair with these five styles, made of three base styles with variations. Like bangs on your updo? Get the Flutter. Prefer without? Get Fast Lane. Both come with an separate texture change hud for the scarf. She blew wind of different velocities through Strong Winds and Gentle Breeze. And Miss Needles is just a darling look, also with the separate texture change hud for the bow and scarf separately.

Clawtooth at Hair Fair 2015

My skin is Inka Mexicola’s newest, a delicate beautiful look so perfect for Bubbles’ styles. Inka is featuring this skin at Season’s Story. TheAnnex is featuring this custom-mesh dress at Season’s Story as well, which she has colored in water-washed hues. Maxi Gossamer is selling this gorgeous necklace at Collabor88.

Clawtooth at Hair Fair 2015

Hair by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Hair Fair 2015 *

  • Clawtooth: Strong Winds – Essentials
  • Clawtooth: Gentle Breeze (Essentials)
  • Clawtooth: Flutter (Essentials)
  • Clawtooth: Fast Lane (Essentials)
  • Clawtooth: Miss Needles (Essentials)

Skin: Essences [Aribeth] medium01 *ginger* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Season’s Story *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Olive by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: The Annex – Watermark Gown – Murky byTheAnnex for The Annex, available at Season’s Story *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Serena Seashells and Pearls by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available atCollabor88 *

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

Clawtooth at Hair Fair 2015

Surface Envy

Surface Envy

We win, we lose
Only together do we break the rules
We win, we lose
Only together do we make the rules

~ “Surface Envy” by Sleater-Kinney

Surface Envy

The SL12B is creeping up and keeping me busy so I am throwing this blog entry out there and hoping you like it as much as I do.  This time I put together a more eclectic look, starting with the capris from Ariadna Garrigus that she just issued, which include a great texture change HUD to swap up pants and belt textures. I topped it with this provocative piece from Lalu Bonetto, which is part of an outfit she will be selling exclusively at Shiny Shabby (opens June 20). Glamistry just came out with these platform-platform Mary Janes with a fish hook heel for Kustom9. (Last time I saw a good hook in SL was with Eshi!)

Surface Envy

The spark to this whole look is Chiaki Xue’s newest hair for boys or girls, a tossed aside, chic cut that hides the eyes, but not the style. Inka Mexicola is coming out with a  new skin, which I am showing only a small piece of this time because I used bright lips from Constance Daehlie. And AvaGardner Kungler comes on heavy metal with these great earrings for On9.

Surface Envy

Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*57 HAIR by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: Essences [Kendra] pale02 *ginger* by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Lipstick: #adored – liquid lips – tango by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Sweater: Link Top Petrol by Lalu Bonetto for Gato, available at Shiny Shabby (opens June 20) *

Capris: ***ArisAris~Gara01~Lennart Capri by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Earrings: (Kunglers) Ciri earring – Copper by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at On9 *

Shoes: Glamistry : PARRASANA Heels – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

Surface Envy

Clematis

Clematis

The common hill-flowers wither, but they blossom again. The laburnum will be as yellow next June as it is now. In a month there will be purple stars on the clematis, and year after year the green night of its leaves will hold its purple stars. But we never get back our youth. ~ Oscar Wilde

Clematis

Finally the flowers are out! I have been taking walks and snapping photos left and right of people’s gorgeous gardens. By the end of August. I hope my clematis climbs as high as the one Lilith Heart is selling at Fameshed. The detail for such low land impact is amazing.

Kiddo Oh’s gorgeous dress for the Cosmopolitan Room is a lovely full mesh piece that evokes dresses young ladies wore for cotillions but with a sexy twist in skirt cut up to there and side panels cut to the waist. With a delicate crystal embellishment along the bodice, it comes in four lovely shades, but I thought this delicate shade was perfect.

Clematis

Bubbles Clawtooth came out with this retro style for Collabor88, available with or without bangs and with a nice texture-change bow. I think my mom wore a style very similar to this in the early 60s and it suits this ball gown just fine when one thinks of the last bloom of innocence in a young woman. My pretty skin is Inka Mexicola’s lovely new skin, available in her store with all the eyebrow shades you can shake a stick at. As always, her eyes are soulful with thick groomed brows and a piquant smile.

Clematis

Hair: Clawtooth: Bee-Bop-Betty – Complete Collection by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: Essences [Illamasqua] medium02 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

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

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

Dress: Miso Nude by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Maitreya – Pastels Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: Ingenue :: Lara Heels (Maitreya) :: Blush by Betty Doyle for Ingenue

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

Décor: Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Ancient Climbing Clematis by Lilith Heart for Heart Garden Centre, available at FaMESHed

Clematis

Mary

Mary

No, I won’t
Never once
Make you cry
Just to kiss
Oh, I’ll miss
Your goodbye

~ “Mary” by Kings of Leon

Mary

I liked this song by Kings of Leon and thought it suited this casual look perfectly. Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus recently came out with a short leather jacket that has optional camisole or tank and is typical of L&B, the HUD includes color change for everything, with a bonus set of laces that overlay the camisole so you can have a silk camisole or this lace in black or white. For one small price, it’s a very versatile look with many color choices. I explored them all while I was trying to match to the necklace from Maxi Gossamer for Fameshed, and aligned colors to match Maxi’s color combos. Finally Beanster Potato’s darling high-waisted mesh jeans also come with several choices so I could find this darker denim.

Mary

Inka Mexicola has released this skin set in its entirety at her store. With several brow options, appliers for nearly everything you need (I used the Matreya Lara mesh body appliers here), and beautifully rendered features (omg those lips!), it’s a unique, beautiful skin for a fresh look. My wavy hair is Mina Nakamura’s beautiful almost windblown look for the Fameshed third anniversary.

Mary

Hair: MINA Hair – Elvire – Natural (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Fameshed *

Skin: Essences [Imogen] medium02 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Space by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

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

Jacket with Camisole: L&B (SM) Swear “Cropped”   Leather Jacket with L&B (SM) Swear “Cropped”  Camisole AddOn by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Jeans: 20.FIVE Mesh: Vintage Jeans by beanster Potato for 20.FIVE *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Skylla Immortal Horse – G4 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Fameshed *

Shoes: Glamistry : TRILLIUM Heels – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

Mary

Gypsy Soul

Gypsy Soul

“I have always considered myself a free spirit with a Gypsy soul surrendering gratefully to wherever life takes me.” – Melanie Moushigian Koulouris

Gypsy Soul

Shiny Shabby’s next round opens today and it’s, as you can see, chock full of Boho goodness. If you are a fan of a gypsy soul, then you will score at this event as I did. First you have the wonderfully textured and meshed jacket from Rucy Byron, a piece that comes in several neutral tones that all look like fine suede so you can mix it with other pieces. It also includes an undershirt, but I chose to go with a tank from LacunaInc, carefully fitting it under the jacket and over my mesh body (which is mostly alpha’d out—go figure). I matched it to one of Sissy Pessoa’s fabulous maxi skirts, the entire set in many colors but also with great leathery/suede textures and a lace inset. I matched up the look with a handbag from the UnitedColorsTeam which is rigged mesh, so grab a demo before buying to see if it fits you as you like. I accessorized with a great necklace from Maxi Gossamer for Fameshed.

 

Gypsy Soul

Skin Fair is still going strong, and Inka Mexicola is one of the sponsors of the Fair, so it’s a double treat because you get several of Inka’s newest skins exclusively. I like Inka’s line because she includes appliers for everything, including the Belleza mesh body, which many creators have forgone because of the different UV maps on the hands and feet. Inka, with true skill, managed to create the applier for this body as well as others like the Maitreya, and she includes a great choice of brows and a set of beautiful lipsticks.

Mina Nakamura is also participating in Shiny Shabby this round with a great hair with a bandana that also includes your choice of textures on her handy HUD. And I had to show Kunst Himmel’s rugs again because I am totally hooked on them (no pun intended). Rugs always seem to be my final choice to pull an interior look all together, and I will be using this set of rugs over and over in my decorating. It’s worth a few pulls of the gacha!

Gypsy Soul

Hair: MINA HUD – Jacky – Fatpack by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin: Essences [Fortuna] medium01 *blonde* with Essences {Lucky Charm: Lipstick04} by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Skin Fair *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Jeans by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples, available at The Men’s Dept.

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 *SlinkFit H&F by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Jacket: !APHORISM! Vintage Leather Jacket – Pale Brown by Rucy Byron for Aphorism, available at Shiny Shabby *

Top: *LACUNA* Tetroz Tank – Rouge by LacunaInc for Lacuna *

Skirt: Baiastice_Joan-Long Suede skirt-Rose by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice, available at Shiny Shabby *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Malina Stone – Group 5 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Fameshed *

Handbag: UC_Boho_bag_women_L_Brown_red by Unitedcolorsteam for United Colors, available at Shiny Shabby *

Rugs: [ kunst ] – Boho carpets by Kunst Himmel for [kunst], available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Gypsy Soul

Your Fire at Your Desire

Your Fire at Your Desire

Her weapon were her crystal eyes
Making ev’ry man mad;
Black as a dark night she was,
Got what no one else had.
Wow!

She’s got it,
Yeah, baby, she’s got it.
Well, I’m your Venus,
I’m your fire at your desire.

~ “Venus” by Shocking Blue

Your Fire at Your Desire

I debated which version of this song to feature, but the one by Shocking Blue had to win because it was the original. This is a look that fell into place and the song came right to mind. First I got this great dress from Mariska Simons, a sexy wrap dress with bejeweled straps and a great texture change HUD that allows five texture choices and four choices for the jewels. With great shadowing and textures, it’s drop-dead sexy. I paired it with great platform shoes from Tatyana Ultsch that she is featuring at Vanity Fair, which include a HUD with what seem a kazillion texture possibilities. I included two jewelry pieces I picked up at the Dressing Room Fusion—a great cuff from AvaGardner Kungler and big terrific earrings from Ekilem Melodie.

Your Fire at Your Desire

Inka Mexicola has come out with a new skin, delectable and dreamy and a perfect palette for dressing up with makeup from Constance Daehlie. I love Constance’s luscious lips and her perfection with eye makeup liners. My high ponytail from MissAllSunday Lemon is a welcome change to the long hair styles all over the place, a great look with bangs for a sexy, almost-domme look. Sexy poses from Nancoix Urquan and Tracy Redangel make it all come together.

Your Fire at Your Desire

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Quinn Mesh Hair – Ash by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: Essences [Bijoux] medium01 *brown* by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Makeup: #adored – go to liners – curlt up and #adored – belle matte – supa red by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – HUD V2.1 Lara by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: ~Blacklace~  Glimmer:  Mesh Cocktail Dress by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Earrings: MONS / MESH Mandala Earrings (L) Silver by Ekilem Melodie for Mons, available at the Dressing Room Fusion

Bracelet: (Kunglers Extra) TDRF #059 – bracelets – Desert by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: #adored – sparkling nights manicure {slink + omega} by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: :::insanya::: Leya Heels by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at the Vanity Fair *

Poses by Nancoix Urquan and Tracy Redangel for {NanTra} *

Your Fire at Your Desire

The Promise

The Promise

If you need a friend
Don’t look to a stranger
You know in the end, I’ll always be there
But when you’re in doubt
And when you’re in danger
Take a look all around, and I’ll be there

~ “The Promise” by Sturgill Simpson

The Promise

One of my favorite love songs lately has been the one I quote from Sturgill Simpson. It’s a country tune, highly unlikely for me, but so beautifully sung and played, I can’t help but love it, especially its message of friendship and support. And I sport a pre-Valentine’s Day look to match the love with this darling dress from Ivy Burner that she is featuring at the With Love fair. In custom mesh with great textures, a great feature of Ivy’s work, the dress comes with off-shoulder sweetness and a lot of style. I donned Senzati0n Domenitzo’s shoes from the With Love Fair and custom mesh jewelry from Mirja Mills, also from the fair.

The Promise

Inka Mexicola’s gorgeous skins for the OMGacha are a bargain when you consider each is a beautiful piece of work for a ridiculously low price, tradable so you can get the whole set. I sugared up the look with pretty pink lips from Constance Daehlie and a beauty mark from AnyBody. And Truth Hawks recently came out with this lovely curly hair pulled back, an ideal style for a romantic look.

The Promise

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Sally by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Essences [Alice OMGacha06] medium01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at OMGacha *

Lipstick: #adored – belle matte – kisses by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – midnight – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Beauty mark: #adored – madame beauty mark – monroe – R by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: ~Sassy!~ With Love dress – all colors by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at the With Love Fair *

Necklace: .:EMO-tions.. * all my LOVE * necklace by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at the With Love Fair *

Shoes: Essenz – Florence (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at the With Love Fair *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

The Promise