Au Revoir Mayfair

Parting is such sweet sorrow, for today we say goodbye to a real piece of SL history. Mayfair closes it’s doors today, and with it, Celoe and Mon Tissue. I remember Sasy showing me the sim when it first opened, I also remember me saying “Damn, I need a new graphics card!” It was beautiful, a first and a triumph in mesh. Even now, most of the gorgeous pictures I favourite on Flickr are taken on this amazing sim. I still haven’t mastered location shots to my satisfaction, but if Mayfair were to stick around I swear I would! Continue reading “Au Revoir Mayfair”

Hair Fair Photo Contest Reminder!

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Have you got your entries in yet? We have had some absolutely amazing pictures thus far… is one of those your pics? If not why not!!! You have a few hours left before I disable uploads, so get your creative caps on. As ever we have some awesome prizes for the winners, all the rules etc can be found on the Flickr GROUP page. Thank you to the amazing designers who have generously donated prizes this year, you blow us away every year! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Ashia Tomsen or Sasy Scarborough inworld. We can’t wait to see your photos!

Adorkable Poses
Alli&Ali Designs
Argrace
Calico Ingmann Creations
ChiChickie!
Damselfly Salon
DCNY Fashion
Decoy
Discord Designs EMO-tions
Entente
Exile
Hairoin
HCT
HINAKO
Idiosyncrasy Skins
Ison
KMADD
LaGyo
League
Lelutka
L+N Signature
Loovus Dzevavor
Mina Hair
Mons
Nikita Fride
Nushru
Ploom Hair,Skin and Poses
Tameless Hair And Avatars
Tekeli-li! Dark Artistry
Urban Lutz Hair Creator
Vanity Hair
VR Foundry – VR Studio Posestand/Hud
WWinx Home & Garden
Zibska

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Hair Fair 2012 Photo Contest!

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The Hair Fair commitee is pleased to announce it’s annual photo contest! This is a very popular part of the Hair Fair event that we run every year and it’s the perfect place to show off your favorite hair and your incredible creativity! For a full list of rules please see the Flickr Group. The group is open for joining now and uploads are enabled. Thank you to the amazing designers who have generously donated prizes this year, you blow us away every year! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Ashia Tomsen or Sasy Scarborough inworld. We can’t wait to see your photos!

Adorkable Poses
Alli&Ali Designs
Argrace
Calico Ingmann Creations
ChiChickie!
Damselfly Salon
DCNY Fashion
Decoy
Discord Designs
EMO-tions
Entente
Exile
HairoinHCT
HINAKO
Idiosyncrasy Skins
Ison
KMADD
LaGyo
League
Lelutka
L+N Signature
Loovus Dzevavor
Mina Hair
Mons
Nikita Fride
Nushru
Ploom Hair,Skin and Poses
Tameless Hair And Avatars
Tekeli-li! Dark Artistry
Urban Lutz Hair Creator
Vanity Hair
VR Foundry – VR Studio Posestand/Hud
WWinx Home & Garden
Zibska

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Hair Fair 2012 Bloggers Applications Now Open!

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If you are interested in gaining access to this years Hair Fair Bloggers Preview day, then please read on.

Hair Fair opens its doors to approximately 100 bloggers the day before the event opens every year. This year we wish to continue this tradition. We are limited in the numbers we can accept.

We are looking for bloggers that are excited about events such as Hair Fair, that will be able to post press releases leading up to the event, as well as coverage info on the event itself. We also will only choose bloggers that credit all the items they blog with store info.

Hair Fair 2012 starts July 14th and ends July 29th, so bloggers day will be July 13th – please be very sure you will be around on this day, before you apply. If you do apply and won’t be here on the day afterall, please let us know asap so we can give your spot to someone else.

Bloggers day is an early access only event, there may be designers and their guests also at the location during the day or night. Hair Fair 2012 will be raising money for Wigs for Kids the charity of choice for this year. So please remember that all purchases will benefit this charity, so the more positive exposure you can give to the event is deeply appreciated.

If you would like to apply please comment with the information needed by copy and pasting it into the comment section of the Hair Fair blog. The comments will not be visible, they will be held in moderation and only visible to the Committee. Once all the applications have been submitted and the committee makes its selection, we will send a notecard to those people only. Please be sure to have a group slot available after the 8th so we can send you invitations to the group.

Bloggers Day applications will end Friday 8th June.

*Only one blogger per blog will be accepted if more than one apply, again due to number limitations on the sims.

*Extra bloggers may be chosen by the committee.

* You must be currently blogging at the time of application.

Any queries please contact Sasy Scarborough

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Copy and Paste the following with your information into the comments section of the post on the Hair Fair blog.

Avatar name (no display names) :

Your Blog URL :

Your Flickr URL :

Link to Hair Fair posts done in the past – whether you were early access or not :

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Hair Fair 2012 Designer Applications Are Open!

A reminder that Designer applications for Hair Fair 2012 are now being taken, the application time will be from now until 21st March 2012 so do not delay as spaces are limited. We hope that you can join us for this event, and please consider following the Hair Fair blog so that you can keep updated as we let you know of other announcements leading up to, and during the event. Hair Fair 2012 is July 14th until July 29th.

Donations collected for Hair Fair 2012 will all go to Wigs for Kids.

Click here for Rules and Application information.

* Application fees will be collected once all applications are processed.

Hair Fair – The End

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It’s very nearly time for Hair Fair to close it’s doors for another year. It’s been absolutely amazing and as per last year, I’ve been blown away by our little community. Even though I’ve been posting 2-3 times a day since the fair started, I still ran out of time. So I’ve made a wee collage of the last few stores I wanted to show. Full single versions are on my Flickr stream if you want to see close ups. Also, you will find notes on the collage so you know who’s who and whats what. Now please excuse me while I lay down in a dark room for a week :P

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L-R starting at the top
TenFifteen, Osakki, Raspberry Arostocrat, L+N Signature Design, Split Ends, DERP & .ME

Hair Fair 2011 – Bandana Day

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Bandana Day has officialy started. Join us, and remove your hair to show you care.

Bandana Day 2011

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LeLutka

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LeLutka

The philosophy of Wigs For Kids is to help children feel themselves again. This is directly in line with the RL Bandana Day in Australia. We buy bandanas and wear them one day of the year, to help kids who have lost their hair feel more comfortable with how they look. The money from the sale of those bandanas goes to charity, it’s a tradition we have mirrored in SL every year.

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Osakki

We hand out bandana kits prior to the fair, to anyone who wants to lend a creative hand to the cause. It’s so funny that every year, the finished products have gotten more and more ornate, particularly with the advent of sculpties. It’s your chance to own a wee bit of SL history as these bandanas are only available once a year and only at the fair.

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Illusory

Shown here are just a couple of the beautiful creations you can find in the Bandana Day booths. All the money from the sales goes directly to Wigs For Kids to go towards paying for a hair system for a child in need. Click here for info about the hair systems and how it all works.

Credits
Bandanas – LeLutka, Osakki, Illusory @ Hair Fair 2011
Dresses – LeLutka, Aoharu, Artilleri
Skin – Laq – Vilda

Hair Fair – Mixed bag III

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We are coming into the home stretch of the fair now, and it’s the home stretch for me too. I have to admit to being a wee bit cross eyed atm! But after the generosity of the designers, not only with their donations but with their review copies as well, the very least I could do is pimp the hell outta them :P

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Blue Galaxy

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Blue Galaxy

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Blue Galaxy

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Blue Galaxy

Many of us on the commitee share the love and excitement of seeing new designers finding their way at their first fair. One of the new stores this year is Blue Galaxy, new store to making hair that is. The styles shown above are so cute and a great first hair release from Ash Soyinka. I felt like being a fairy for a bit as human Ashia was getting dead boring :P Plus even fairies need some good tuneage!!

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Bliensen + MaiTai

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Bliensen + MaiTai

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Bliensen + MaiTai

Bliensen + MaiTai have appealed to my retro loving heart with their releases, the lace veil in particular is an immediate fave. Pre adorned hair is a huge win in my book, even with all the attachment points we have now, you could always do with one more. Greedy aint I.

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Donna Flora

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Donna Flora

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Donna Flora

Also very retro are the releases from Donna Flora. Retro in the more traditional sense of the word. These are very grown up styles, to be worn with the most ornate of dresses, well in my mind anyways! As we are coming up to the final day of the fair, please don’t forget Bandana Day.

Bandana Day 2011

As is tradition, we all remove our hair to show we care on this day. You can only get bandanas from the fair, and we have some amazing ones by some of your favorite SL creators. I’ll be showing you some of those tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who bought or created a bandana for this event, your support means the world.

CREDITS
Hair – Blue Galaxy, Bliensen + MaiTai, Donna Flora @ Hair Fair 2011 REVIEW
Skin – Idiosyncrasy – Natasha
Fairy Outfit – Deviance – Aqua Fae
Retro Outfit 1 – Ingenue – One Boy
Retro Outfit 2 – Icing – Puma Jie

Hair Fair – Mixed bag II

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Stand by for a super massive pic heavy post!

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Ploom

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Ploom

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Ploom

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Ploom

Those of us that have been around for a long time will remember Deviant Kitties. I loved that store so hard, and now although re-branded to become Ploom, my love is just as fierce. The hair is still beautiful, diverse and unique. The first hair shown here, for me is a bit of a nod to those long gone DK days by way of the coontail streak.

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Pocket Mirrors

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Pocket Mirrors

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Pocket Mirrors

Pocket Mirrors is a new to me store, and I feel a favorite coming on!! Their fair releases are retro gorgeous, and so perfect to show the Pinup lingerie from Blue Blood.

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Hairoin

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Hairoin

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Hairoin

And last but by no means least, Hairoin…for us addicted people. I loved the red texture in the packs I was lucky to receive, hence the colour change from my usual platinum blonde. This year, I’ve had the pleasure of being able to really experiment with colour and break away from my staples of either blonde or black. Do you do the same for the fair? Or do you stick to your regular shades of choice?

Credits
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Hair – Ploom @ Hair Fair 2011
Skin – Idiosyncrasy – Natasha
Top – Priss – (old group gift)

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Hair – Pocket Mirrors @ Hair Fair 2011 REVIEW
Skin – Idiosyncrasy – Natasha
Lingerie – Blue Blood – Pinup Lingerie

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Hair – Hairoin @ Hair Fair 2011 REVIEW
Skin – Idiosyncrasy – Natasha
Outfit – Royal Blue (was made for DU Vaudville, not sure if still avail)

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