Up To The Thigh

Well ladies and gents, it’s time for a look at an upcoming release at Bax Coen Designs!

up to the thigh

We have the new Regency boots coming out shortly at the store, and as someone who has worked for this brand for several years, I can’t tell you how excited I am for this new model! The picture above was taken with windlight and processed slightly in Photoshop. The boots come in several color options: white, cream, pink, plum, burgundy, red and the black that I am wearing.

up to the thigh 2

This second picture showing the boots without processing, using windlight and projector lights to add some shine – which I did for a specific reason. These boots are “materials ready” so if your viewer is capable of having materials enabled then you will see them with more of a glossy, realistic, leather sheen (sadly mine isn’t, so this is as close as possible). Also, you might be interested in knowing that these boots use a method that allows them to fit many SL avvies with 1 pair (although there are extra plus-sized and BBW versions included).

Excited now, too? Join the subscribe-o or in-world group to make sure you know as soon as they’re released!

Credits:

Hair: Lamb, Our Deal – Honeycomb Ombre
Skin: Essences, CHO ~ light rose 02
Eyes: IKON, Lucid Eyes – Optimism (February 2013 VIP group gift)
Lashes: Beetlebones, Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty Black)
Necklace: Kunglers Extra, Marajora – wood (part of set)
Trench coat: Mon Tissu, Bristol Trench – Cream Beige
Tights: Bax Coen Designs, BAX Ornament Leggings Fishnet
Boots: Bax Coen Designs, BAX Regency Boots – Black Leather (out soon!)
Shape: My own.
Poses: Marukin, [rouge] say you’ll remember and [rouge] salade?

BTW: my friend Peace did a look with the cream boots over on her blog, Glam Hippie – check it out!

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Hair Fair 2013: Bandana Day Kits Available Now!

bandana

Every year, as a part of Hair Fair, there is a day where we shed our hair and wear bandanas in support of those who have lost their hair due to illness or treatments – this year it’s July 28, 2013. Anyone can make a bandana and have it put up for sale along with those done by designers! The kits are provided for free, and each bandana is sold for L$ 50 (with transfer permissions, so you can gift them). This year the base bandanas are mesh and were created by Mel Vanbeeck with easy retexturing in mind – the UV’s were made with a square in mind. If you’d like a kit, please contact Sasy Scarborough in-world.

Please note: since these bandanas will be set for sale, you need to have full perm items for decorating, as they cannot be sold otherwise. Completed bandanas need to be sent to CharitySasy String by July 3, 2013 so that they have plenty of time to be bought.

Any questions about the kits, bandanas, or Bandana Day can be directed to Sasy Scarborough or Whimsy Winx.

For more information on Hair Fair 2013, check out the official blog: http://hairfair.wordpress.com/

Hair Fair 2013: Photo Contest Info

Hair Fair 2013 - Photo Contest

The Hair Fair is sneaking up on us all quickly, and the Hair Fair Photo Contest is already open! Here’s the rules for the contest:

1. This years theme is “Movies Inspire Me” be as creative as you like, feel free to include other people in your shots.
However, as in previous years, ONLY THE PERSON ENTERING THE PHOTOGRAPH IS ELIGIBLE TO WIN. This years contest will run from the 7th June – 28th June 2013

Examples : Sci-fi, Black & White, Romantic Comedy, Anime, Horror, Country & Western, Thriller, Action, Drama

*No Nudity or sexually suggestive images, this is a charity event to raise money for Children, naked/revealing pictures and pictures that the committee deem inappropriate will not be accepted, the committee’s say on this is final.

Be creative, but remember we are looking for pictures that focus on the hair and you. PHOTOS SUBMITTED TO THIS POOL MUST HAVE BEEN UPLOADED SINCE THE START OF THE CONTEST, PHOTOS OLDER THAN THE START WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, we want fresh focus and definite passion for this event, and this event only.

2. Feel free to enhance your shot in the photo editing program of choice. We don’t want to see vendor images here or store logos in the background for example. Just remember this isn’t an advertisement but a tribute to hair that you love.Also be aware that we wont be judging your photos on how little or much you know of PS or GIMP, rather the feel of the picture and the capture itself.That being said, please do not “over process”, we want to be able see the hair! – if you must put your name on your images please be sure to make it small and discreet in the bottom left or right of the photo…anything business focused will not be accepted, names of avatar only.

3. Keep your photos in Second Life size format. Second Life will distort your images when uploaded into SL, and we do not want to have your images look all out of focus in the winners circle if picked.

Sizes options:

* 512 x 512
* 1024 x 1024
* 2048 x 2048
* 512 x 1024
* 1024 x 2048

4. Photos may only be entered once, and only the person entering the photo is eligible to win. The same photo may not be entered by more than one person. You must have full ownership rights to the photo you are entering. If it was taken by someone else, then you must be allowed to use it in this manner. Check with the photographer before entering because any disputes of ownership of a photo will result in disqualification.

5. Entrants are limited to a total of 8 entries. Enter only your very best photos, as swapping out will not be allowed. We will be keeping track of who enters what, and swapping out your photos after submission will result in your disqualification. We want to make it fair to everyone.

6. In the description of each photo you enter, please include:
* Your Second Life avatar name ( no display names, if your last name is Resident please include that )
* Model/s
* Photographer
* Hair Style Name and Store ( the store does not have to be in Hair Fair 2013 )
* Inspiration Movie ?

7. All photos must be entered by Midnight SLT on 28th June, at that time uploads will be disabled.

8. Winners will be announced just prior to the start of Hair Fair with all winners receiving a special VIP invitation to Hair Fair before it opens its doors to the public.
Winning photos will also be featured at Hair Fair.
First, Second and Third Prize winners will receive prizes from all stores listed, this is a HUGE prize pool.
Seven runners up will also be given early access to Hair Fair 2013, as well as having their photos on display at the event.

You may also showcase past designers who have left Second Life, designers just starting out, or even hair you or a friend made.

All photos will be moderated before being approved into the group pool, please be patient as we are all on different timezones, but the pool will be checked daily. If your photo does not appear after 24 hours, please check that all the rules have been followed..thank you

The judges decisions are final

Prizes cannot be exchanged, negotiated or sent to avatars other than the winners.

The pool address: http://www.flickr.com/groups/hairfair2013photocontest/

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Sasy Scarborough in world via notecard.

This year we are very honored to be working again in conjunction with Wigs For Kids, a fantastic organization. You can find details about the work they do at http://www.wigsforkids.org/

Prize Sponsors:

Action
Adoness
Alice Project
Alli&Ali Designs
Amacci
Argrace
Ayashi
Bizarre Hair
Bliensen + MaiTai
Calico
ChiChickie
Clawtooth
Colors
Curio Obscura
Curious Kitties
DamselFly Hair
Deco
Eaters Coma
EMO-tions
Enigma Hair
Esk-Imo
Exile
Faenzo
Flair
Gauze
Hair Studio One
Iconic
Ison
KMADD
Ladies who Lunch
LaViere
LeLutka
Loovus Dzevavor
LoQ Hair
MiaMai
Mina
Nikita Fride
OhMai
Ploom
RedMint
Rosy Mood
Slink
Sugarsmack
sYs
Tableau Vivant
Tameless
Vanity Hair
VIOLATOR
VR Studio by VR Foundry
Wasabi Pills
WWinx
Xplosion
Zibska

Sunset Pink

sunsetpink

I put together a quick look today using the adorable 3 Tier Dress in Cotton Candy from Cupcakes as the base of my look. Since elikatira is still having a huge sale, I figured that I would use of the colorful hairs from the rainbow pack of a hair called Sound. This outfit makes me feel ready for Valentine’s Day or something…and yes, I like to keep it cute!

Credits:

Hair: elikatira, Sound – Color 01
Skin: Glam Affiar Ginny – Europa – 01 (former Collabor88 item)
Eyes: Bilo, Najwa Eyes in Yellow, and Light Green
Lashes: Beetlebones, Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty Black)
Piercing: {Sugar Heart}, Mesh Dimple Piercings & Tintable Dimples – Steels (on Marketplace)
Necklace: {trinket}, le mustache
Dress: Cupcakes, 3 Tier Dress – Cotton Candy
Bangle: Maxi Gossamer, Bangles – Damasc – SILVER (at Collbor88)
Socks: Kyoot, Lacey White Knee Socks
Shoes: Ingenue, Bridget Flats :: French Vanilla
Shape: My own.
Pose: STATUS, 21

Wicked Woman

Halloween is almost here and every year I try to do something different for it. I started getting into the spirit already, and am now rocking this wickedly sexy look. I got this Maleficent-esque dress on Marketplace from JRCs, and it was L$ 99 and comes in 5 sizes, with a headpiece and mask to complete the look. It’s not standard sizing though, so I had to do some modifying to my shape. And with that slit, you get a peek inside…

Check out my spiderweb leggings and my shiny shoes…both are by Bax Coen Designs for Halloween! The leggings come in 2 lengths and are free to all group members! The booties come in 3 colors, bright purple, neon green, and hot pink! Each one is decorated with a spider and it’s web, and the best part is that each pair costs only L$ 95!

Credits:

Hair: Exile, Rayanne Group Gift (current gift from subscribe-o)
Hair flower: artilleri, Skull hair flower *color change* (no longer available)
Eyes: *StarsFashion*, part of Erika Complete Vampire * Halloween promo (L$ 99)
Skin: *StarsFashion*, part of Erika Complete Vampire * Halloween promo (L$ 99)
Makeup layers: *StarsFashion*, part of Erika Complete Vampire * Halloween promo (L$ 99)
Earrings: [/ NoLabel /] Steer Head Earrings (no longer available)
Dress: JRCs, NOSFERATA MESH GOTH VAMPIRE DRESS
Tights: Bax Coen Designs, BAX Ornament Leggings Spiderweb (current group gift)
Booties: Bax Coen Designs, BAX Booties Halloween Acetic Purple
Shape: My own.
Poses: !bang, Love My Boots 8; and STATUS, 17
Location: Rackingham State Hospital

Vintage Fair 2012 Preview: At The Diner

The Vintage Fair is almost here, it opens Saturday, August 4, 2012! I have a small preview today, with items from Ingenue, and, fair sponsor, oOo Studio. Other sponsors include: Aura, Belleza, Cheeky Pea, coldLogic, Gizza Creations, Indyra Originals, PurpleMoon Creations, and Trompe Loeil.

My Jubilee necklace, Lauren skirt and Jive shoes are all by Ingenue, one of the widely known and long-standing, vintage brands. I went for a classic black and red outfit and used the background of a diner to give it an even more retro feel.

Aren’t the cherries on my necklace cute? Both of the poses I used are by oOo Studio, they have new vintage-inspired poses out for the event and they are one of the major sponsors this year. I can definitely see using them beyond the fair because they are feminine and classic.

Credits:

Hair: Clawtooth, French Connection – Girl Next Door
Skin: credit removed, no longer at Vintage Fair
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard, July Gift
Lashes: Beetlebones, Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty Black)
Necklace: Ingenue, Jubilee :: Bing (at Vintage Fair)
Top: Ingenue, Lepidoptera Blouse :: Ebon
Skirt: Ingenue, Lauren :: Cherry (at Vintage Fair)
Shoes: Ingenue, Jive :: Noir (at Vintage Fair)
Shape: My own.
Pose: oOo Studio, rouge_five; and rouge_one (at Vintage Fair)

Vintage Fair #4 – Here She Comes

Just look at at us! Sommer (on the right) and I decided that we would do another post together, this time using items from the Vintage Fair.

I started off this look with my hair, which is from Ploom and is called Mimi. It comes in all the usual color packs, but it’s one of the brands to use a HUD to control the color of it which I really appreciate because that often saves space in your inventory. Then I remembered that Curio had this new skin out called Vintage, and of course thought it would be appropriate. It comes with a tattoo of a drawn-on eyebrow – which is very 1920’s if I remember correctly. You can’t see them in this shot, but my eyes are a free fair gift from ROZENA, a beautiful sparkling brown pair which you would would be silly not to get. The stunning and most noticeable item I’m wearing is my dress. It’s the trapeze dress from DCNY and it’s in my favorite color – pink!

To see the credits on what Sommer is wearing, check out her post!

And to visit Vintage Fair, take this limo over to the Classic sim.

Credits:

Hair: .ploom., Mimi – A Little of Everything
Skin: Curio, Vintage-Ritz 1
Eyes: ROZENA, ~Afternoon eye~ tea
Glasses: Artilleri, gladys glasses (former subscribe-o-matic welcome gift)
Earrings: League, Vintage Heart Earrings (yesterday’s FLF item)
Dress: DCNY, Trapeze Bow Dress_Cerise/Black
Bangle: je suis…, vintage::Bangles:: Vintage Fair 2011 Exclusive (posted here in detail)
Purse: G* Field, Heart Bag – pink
Shoes: Maitreya, Gold * Aequus Black

Pray For Japan 2 Day Event!

There is a great 2 day event going on now at Pasarella, called Pray For Japan! The event involves live music performances with various DJs and a special dance from the Dazzlers to start it all off at 11:30 AM SLT! There will be several charity vendors by all sorts of brands, with 100% of the proceeds going  to the Red Cross Japan via a fundraising avatar: Fundraisersl Resident. Will you be there? I will!