Saturday, July 14, 2012

Go ahead. Make a spectacle of yourself. (Oh, and Hair Fair 2012)


Bliensen + MaiTai is BRINGING THE AWESOME to Hair Fair 2012 with this FREE Darjeeling Hair. So grab the gift bag there, but be sure to also check out creator Plurabelle Laszlo's other glammy hairstyles – you know, like the ones that are actually for sale.

And in other news, I've been wanting to blog these kick-ass '50s Rhinestones glasses by Eclectica creator Tiffy Vella for ages. I have a gazillion pairs of glasses, but these'll be the ones I keep if, say, Linden Lab ever forces me to whittle down my 215K inventory to a mere 50K items. These glasses have soooo many texture-change options that if I tried to list them here, we'd all collectively collapse in exhaustion. But for instance, I chose a Blossom texture for my lenses, which is why they have kind of a wispy look to them.

Tiffy's jewelry and shoes at Eclectica are also just as fabulous. I feel a little lame because that store is new to me. HOW DID YOU SLIP UNDER MY RADAR, ECLECTICA?

OK so anyway, I'm really proud to be the only blogger in SL to bring you the exclusive scoop that Hair Fair 2012 starts today. In fact, it's open right now. The four sims have a peaceful Zen-like vibe, which I like. But I don't know – for some reason I'm just not feeling the joy this year. And it's not you, Hair Fair. It's me. I swear.

I spent a while pondering my lack of enthusiasm and decided that it's because a) I'm broke, so it's not as fun, and b) I really miss the abundance of goofy hairstyles we had at old-school Hair Fairs. I realize we've evolved since then, but I still miss them. I only found a few this year – I'll try to blog the other ones later today. But meanwhile I dug up some old pics from past fairs for you youngsters who might not know what I'm talking about:

He promised me the moon. I didn't realize it would require hair gel.

Realllllly could've used a hairbase back then. And cream and sugar.

FIERCE! Watch me while I kick your ass and dust your house at the same time. (No peacocks were harmed in the making of this picture.)

Nope, no one threw me a baby shower. And yep, in 2009 I released my inner black woman for a while.

OK, enough nostalgia. Here's all the info you need.

Hair Fair 2012 - runs through July 29. A percentage of hair sales will go to the RL charity Wigs for Kids
Eclectica Rhinstones glasses on Marketplace – see pics of some of the texture options here
Bliensen + MaiTai at Hair Fair

Hair Fair 2012 Website
Hair Fair Demo Group – If you want to save yourself the lag trauma and instead try on hairstyles in the comfort of your own home, find this group in Search or type this link – secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about – in open chat. The demo boxes from the designers are in the group's Notices.
Wigs for Kids Website

Monday, July 9, 2012

For once, it's a voice that's not in my head

Apologies for the fastest blog post ever, but my real life is in turmoil right now.

I'm sure by now you've read about the One Voice fundraiser to assist Curio Skins creator Gala Phoenix with legal fees as she battles accusations of copyright infringement.

I support this cause, which is why I'm blogging it, but I also feel like I wouldn't be doing my journalistic duty if I didn't point out my friend and fellow blogger Tigo Volare's blog post HERE, which presents a different view (as long as we're talking about voices). And along those lines, I do wish we could rally together more often to assist lesser-known content creators. And speaking as someone who has lost her own primary source of RL income due to layoffs and a crappy economy and has an appointment with a bankruptcy attorney looming on the horizon (YEEHAW), I too wish we lived in an ideal world where people cared as much about all kinds of miserable plights, legal or otherwise. Tigo is right – we all inevitably have to deal with sh*t that knocks us off our feet sometimes. I guess the thing that makes it bearable is when there are people around to help pick us back up again. Blessed are they who have friends with big hearts and deep pockets, I guess. I don't know. I'm not great with words or insight or inspiration or any emotion beyond apathy these days, as horrible as that sounds. I'm dealing with my own bleak survival issues.

But anyway, I'm glad I can do something, albeit small, to help another person who's also treading water. And on that note, if you need help from me, you don't have to be a big snazzy content creator to ask for it. (YOU DON'T, TIGO, I SWEAR!) I'm sort of trying to get the hell out of Second Life right now, but I'm always willing to pop back in and lend my voice to somebody in need. Hell, I'll even run a picture of your lost cat here if you need me to. Whatever helps.

Anyway, here's the what, when, and where:

WHAT: One Voice Fundraiser for Gala Phoenix – A shopping event featuring works from some of SL's most talented content creators, in which some or all of the proceeds will go to assist Gala Phoenix with RL legal fees in a copyright infringement dispute.
WHEN: Begins midnight SLT July 9. Runs through July 16.
FOR MORE INFO: Read updates on the Curio blog HERE.

PICTURED (All items are donation items at One Voice)
DressIndyra Originals – Celeste, mesh, 400L
SkinAl Vulo! – Georgie in Custard, Red, 800L
HairExile – Break Away in Vanilla, 200L for a color pack of five
Hair OrnamentBalderdash – Fascination hair bauble, 145L
SunglassesAmarelo Manga – Avenue Sunglasses, 200L
Necklace{me.} Jewelry – Aster Metal Stones Necklace, Long Set, includes texture-change HUD, 100L
Bracelet{me.} Jewelry – Aster Metal Stones Bracelet, includes texture-change HUD, 160L
EarringsCollisions – Fantasia Hoop Earrings – 50L
ShoesN-Core – Shark 2, 495L
CabinetArt Dummy – once. cabinet with lanterns set, includes optional bookends (pictured), 120L
LanternsLISP – Fairy Jars (set of six), 50L
PoseBENT – The Definition of Hip, set of 10 poses, 150L