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
Hair is how I first discovered Iren as a brand years ago, I vividly remember dragging Jussy over there and us buying pretty much everything. Back then, the majority of the hair was hat hair so it was a no brainer!
Fast forward 2 years and Irischka has come on in leaps and bounds, expanding her brand to include skins. Her hair skills have improved tenfold, and she’s another crazy talented SL’r who gets better with each release.
Her releases for this year’s fair are a mixed bag of yum, all fitting with our Summer theme so beautifully.
Hat hair, flowers, cute bunches, hippy hair…it’s all here. The textures this year are yummy too, especially the blonde. Blonde for me is the tester of a good hair. Theres no hiding mistakes with blonde as it’s such an unforgiving colour, get that right and you’ve scored in my book.
Time is pressing so I’d better wrap it up here. Don’t forget to stop by Iren‘s booth at the fair, you’ll be happy you did!
I’ve loved Vanity hair for such a long time it seems. With every release Tabata just gets better and better and her store is the go to store for avant garde, editorial hair.
This year’s fair releases are really incredible, and such an ecclectic mix theres sure to be something here for everyone.
You will also find included matching hairbases with your purchases, which is seriously awesome. Even if a store has them available to buy seperately it’s a huge plus in my book, as most are no mod so matching a base from store A to a hair from store B could prove to be a nightmare.
Arent the pearls just spectacular! Don’t forget, a portion of all sales goes to Wigs For Kids, so you dont have the tough job of picking and choosing which style to buy…yay!
Last Year’s Hair Fair produced some amazing new stores. One such store was The Strand. Although Cecilia has been pretty quiet this year, it was so worth the wait for new hair!
I love hat hair of all kinds, casual, dressy or outrageous. Last Stand, shown above is so beautiful and definitely my favorite of the three styles. It ticks all my boxes and utilises my all time favorite of hats, the mini top.
Buttons is the perfect casual style for cooler nights. Throw on a pair of jeans and an oversized sweater towards the end of a beach party when the sun goes down and the fire comes out. Can you tell I’m homesick!
Polo is more garden party attire. The ribboned ponytail is the perfect touch and very Pretty Woman. I can’t wait to see more from this talented designer, let’s hope she doesnt keep me waiting till next year’s fair!
I look so different today. I was honestly a bit bored of photographing myself, and thought it was time to slip on a different face. My skins are from The Body Co and I’m still working out how to photograph them best, theyre quite tricky to work with tbh. That being said, I think Lavender, shown above and below works really well with the fair releases from Slink.
Is this not the perfect example of a so sharp it could cut you bob? It’s called Angel, but it looks kinda devilish to me :P
Rebecca is a sweet casual ponytail. I love all the pieces falling out at the front, as RL layered hair totally does towards the end of the work day. Siddean has been so inspired by the fair, she has apparently added 2 extra styles to her booth since I shot these pics…oh yes…I’m so going back for em!
LeLutka has been bringing their A game lately, and their releases for Hair Fair are no different. I can honestly say I love them all, especially as you get fair exclusives with each purchase.
Some of you may have noticed a price difference between the fair releases and regular store packs. Thats because when you purchase a pack from the fair, you will get hairbases to match, and let me tell you, the bases are incredible.
You can only get the bases with fair purchases, so keep trying to tp in to snatch them up while you can!
The styles themselves embrace the theme of the fair so beautifuly, I get such a summer vibe from all of them.
They also utilise the roots system, which I love. Obviously roots wont show up on darker purchases, but they work incredibly well on my favorite colour packs.
The style shown above is LeLutka’s goodybag gift. You get a fatpack. Yay for generosity!
I think it’s safe to say minime has made a full and speedy recovery, apparently I’m a meanie who’s mean (I asked her to clean her room). Aah the joys and rewards of motherhood. However, while she’s in said
disaster zone room, I can sneak in a ninja post!
There’s something about Hair Fair that brings out the adorable, the wacky and the totally eccentric in our beloved hair creators. Today I have the adorable portion covered with the releases from Wasabi Pills. I’ve totally rocked this look above in RL, especially when minime was a baby and still on the bottle. She would get so fussy if there was any hair on my face, and this was a super quick solution!
How cute are these bows! You get a huge choice of textures and colours at the click of a button, so it’s very easy to match to your outfit. I love the heavy bangs too, in RL they annoy me, but in SL I can rock it.
Supercute braids to finish, another summer favie. I used to love wearing braids to the beach, then shaking them out in the evening for a no effort beachy wavy look. Course now you can do the same thing with sea salt styling spray, but you get my point! I’d better go now, I hear banging and crashing of the disastrous kind coming from the evil room of doom, LOL she really must be cranky with me :P
Here I am again, 5am blogging FTW!!! Minime has just gotten over a nasty bout of Gastro, which has seen me spend the last 2 days washing every bed set in the house a couple of times over, scrubbing and disinfecting everything in sight and cleaning up projectile vomit….I’m just so fashion :P I’m still trying to get my bodyclock back to normal after waking every couple of hours to hold her hair back for her, hence my shopping and blogging at the weirdest of hours!
My dress is one of the new releases this weekend from The Seahole. If you head to the mainstore before Sunday, you can grab it at a heavily reduced price. I got several colours and theyre all just as beautiful. The hair is just adorable, new from Elikatira. Theres something so cute about braids about to fall out, it’s a style that works incredibly well in SL. This one sports a colour change headband and elastics.
The bags are from House Of Fox, a store I discovered at the Ch1c event. You have to fatpack them, it’s impossible to buy just one! My gorgeous shoes are from Ricielli. I love this store, although I hadnt been there for the best part of a year. The clothes always looked so amazing, but never ever fitted me right, even after modding. Now they have nifty resize scripts which makes it much easier for me to work with the prims. My 2 gripes about the shoes are 1) there are no demos, and 2) there are no fatpacks. Other than that, the textures are outstanding and the choice of colours is great.
I’ve paired the Muse Blouse from The Seahole with another of my LeLutka purchases. The blouse is all floaty chiffony gorgeousness and comes with a matching bangle…yay!
Pics 1 & 2
Dress – The Seahole – Brushstroke Dress
Socks – Berries Inc – Zombie Popcorn Gift
Shoes – Ricielli – Oxford II
Bag (worn) – House Of Fox – Roman Bag
Bag (on the ground) – House Of Fox – Weekender Bag
SL is an amazing place, yes it frustrates us when the grid is broken, but without the grid, borked or working, we would lose this incredible medium of communication with each other. My luck in this virtual world is to be surrounded by some of the most creative, talented women on the grid. One such woman is Helena Stringer. If you look up the word scrappy in the SL dictionary, it has a picture of her demon self, no doubt petrifying a mere mortal :P This year, she has beaten the RL odds, and now..thank goodness has come back to us with an array of goodies to make us drool.
Shown above is the fair exclusive hair Pearl Persuasion. Yup…I totally have a whole heap of pearls on my head…and don’t they look divine! You could soo do the modern Marie Antoinette, or take it in a completely different direction as I chose to.
I have robots!!!! Teeny robots decorating my head…thanks to RoboBambie. The textures are absolutely amazing, I chose the pastel rainbows pack.
Heres more of the same…sans robots. And to bring it full circle, that it’s not just about the hair….we hit the million linden mark sometime yesterday. I’m so proud of all the designers who gave their time this year, and my fellow committee members, you all rock! Ash Out.
The Hair Fair 2010 Application is now available. Please make sure that you read all the Rules and the FAQ Page for all information on being a participant in this years Hair Fair. If you have any questions regarding the process please send them by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and a Hair Fair Committee Member will get back to you as soon as possible.
We are so excited to be donating the proceeds of this years fair to Wigs for Kids, a wonderful charity that helps children in need. You can find information about Wigs for Kids on their website HERE.
Many of the previous participants have already filled in their applications for their booths, so make sure not to delay. The faster you get your application sent in, the higher the chance of getting your spot. The fee will not be charged until you are accepted and invited to the group, and prim counts will be based on the numbers we receive from all applicants, as is the case every year. In four years though we have never had anyone not have enough, no matter what size booth they take :).
Our Sponsors this year are still a big Secret, but the “Secret Admirer” is getting closer to being revealed, which we are so excited about. With their help we plan on having many treats for you at Hair Fair 2010. Not only will they be donating the sims, but are also building the booths and ambiance for us, which is a huge task and we are so appreciative of them for that.
Unfortunately the Subscribomatic that was previous used has not been transferred over in time for this years event, so if you joined it last year or prior to the last month, please make sure and visit one of the two locations HERE and HERE and subscribe again for up to date info on Hair Fair 2010. As usual our Flickr Contest will take place prior to opening, so keep your eyes open for announcements regarding that.
Applications must be submitted before June 30th so do not delay. Send in your applications ASAP as space is limited.
Also!!! If you are interested in donating prizes for this years Flickr contest you can contact me via email at email@example.com. I will be announcing deatails of the contest in the near future, so stay tuned!!!