One of the best things about Hair Fair, and indeed any large fashion event, is the treasures you find, that may be either new to you, or entirely new full stop. The Strand is one of those treasures.
Blossom in Sandy Blonde
The designer has a small, but perfectly executed selection of styles. Blossom is the fashionista coiff. I chose to dress it down this time, but throw on a cocktail dress and some statement earrings and you’re good to go!
Jackie in Sandy Blonde
Jackie is super cute, the braid as a headband is so adorable. The fringe is perfect, not too heavy and not too feathered.
Sammie in Ash Blonde
And finishing with my absolute fave, Sammie. I absolutely love bakerboy hats, and this one has the perfect jaunt over one eye. You get a wide choice of fabrics and colours, so you’ll definitely find something for every outfit. Speaking of outfits, I bought this sweater probably a year ago…then promptly lost it. I only re-discovered it when doing a feverish inv clean before Hair Fair started. But everything old, is new to someone right! Ash Out.
The Strand @ Hair Fair
FFX Hibiscus Isabella – What Sarah Said
Skins Flicks Cascade Sweater in Beige
Plastik – Skiinah in Dirt
For ages I’ve been complaining I have nothing to wear, hence the challenges set by my fabulous friends. This week’s challenge is to spend no money, as I worked out that I’ve spent over 200USD over the last couple of weeks. However, I still have to finish my boy posts, of which I have a few lined up. I needed a girly break, and also getting ready for skin fair doesnt quite work in a boy av :P
Before I moved to London, a lovely lady by the name of Delicious contacted me and asked me to take some pics of her. I was very flattered and set about doing just that. She again contacted me recently to check out a store owned by Seville Furse, FurseTri. I spoke with Seville at length about her store, her design goals and hopes for the future. I found a few can’t live without pieces, Dirty Rich shown above is my fave. It reminded me of that iconic shot of Grace Jones from the 80’s, all rawr and powerful. I chose the Imani skin from Laqroki to pair with it, and some drop dead stunning glasses from Prim Optic. The boots are from Anexx, my first foray into their shoe store to be honest.
The Best Overall, shown above in blossom won my heart for the cute factor. I love overalls in SL, having somewhat of a feverish collection of them! Seville has made a great start, and I look forward to seeing more from her in the future. Ash Out.
Imani in Cocoa-Laqroki
Oh happy day when a new hair store opens in SL. Having decided long ago that we were certified hair hoowas, Sasy and I were needing a new fix. It came to us in the form of Zobovic. We sat, we waited, we spied on the setting up of the store at The Deck, we (gasp) sorted inventory and sulked.
Finally yesterday, she IM’d me to say “Hair’s up” and a few OMG’s later I was already in a demo.The textures are just insanely good. Remember how crazy everyone went over Tuli’s pic for the Black Swan? Well these textures look just as amazing. The first style is “Boh” and screamed Mod to me, so the perfect dress to accompany it, is of course the Mode II from CKS Designs. perfectly form fitting, and because of the 67857856785 layering options, you can wear it over pants or jeans. Yay for versatility!
This next hair from Zobovic is called “Krysta” the perfect summer updo. Perfectly complementing CKS Designs “Summer Safari” shorts, jacket and halter. All of the range come in a dazzling array of colours, both brights and neutrals.
An example of the neutrals here, the Summer Safari pants and halter. The shading on the pants is divine, again with a choice of layering, and either tight fit, or regular fit with prim bottoms. Now I’m gonna sip mocktails, draped over a yacht somewhere in sl :P Ash Out.
Zobovic @ The Deck
Shoes & Ankle Thingers
Last night kenlee and I were talking about paper dolls. You know the kind you had when you were little? You pop the dolly out of the card then dress her in the paper clothes that came with her. I decided I wanted to do a post and try to make myself look like a paper dolly, well the pics at least! By coincidence I had a very happy IM from my friend Erzebeth Breslauer,quite possibly the cutest thing on the grid! When she told me she had opened her store, I knew it would be the best side of adorable!! How right I was. Avantmelon is finally here!!
The textures are bright, fun and totally hand drawn. More and more I find myself gravitating to hand drawn clothes, my ongoing love affair with Silent Sparrow is a prime example. Erzebeth has made some beautiful pieces and the prices are insanely good value.
Aren’t the “Lollipop” dresses gorgeous? Bright summery shades, and the prim parts fit like a dream. With some, you also get the option of sculpt or flex skirt, how cool is that?
The “Adorable” dresses have richer jewel based colours, with tones that contrast beautifully. For me, it’s the sweet little touches that make these clothes just gorgeous, from the lace hemming to the pattern on the jackets, one can tell that everything was made with love and care. I can’t wait to see more from Avantmelon, it is most definitely one to watch. Ash Out.
Shoes worn throughout
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