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


Deoridhe said...

I miss the goofy hair, too. I'm tempted to wear one of my freaky Curio Obscura hairstyles to the sim, but everyone would yell at me for being high script and high arc.

Emerald Wynn said...

I LOVE Curio Obscura hair!! I'm bummed they're not in it this year, I think. If they are I couldn't find them.

But yeah, I buy every goofy hairstyle they make! :)

Deoridhe said...

They released a couple hairs recently, but they weren't funny ones, they were awesome ones (princess hair ftw!). And there's a lucky chair there that gives FREE STUFF. I was lurking for a while with my 26 alts but I never got a D. 8( I have most of her funny hairs, though; my favorite is still the fancy updo with the propellers holding it up. Did you see her new store? SO AWESOME.

Deoridhe said...

I miiiiiiiiss you~! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Mariko Nightfire said...

Hi Em. I really miss you postings. I hope things have gotten better for you. Really, really miss you.