My Hair Fair 2013 Top 5!

I was lucky enough to zip around the Hair Fair 2013 sims yesterday and picked up my top 5 favorite hair styles (from the stores that had set up early). Here is what I found…

HF2013 1

From L to R: LeLutka, ALVINA hair – Praline (Naturals pack) and Lamb, True Faith – Honeycomb Ombre (Ombre & Root pack).

HF2013 2

From L to R: Fashionably Dead, Mars Pastel 1; and Mars Side Swept Pastels 2 (Pastels pack). You get both versions with your purchase.

HF2013 3

From L to R: ARGRACE, Baseball cap2/Isabella – Almond (Light Browns pack) and Auxiliary, Hair_CutiePie – Ginger (Variety Pack).

Even if you don’t like these particular styles, you’ll be sure to find some that you do, and with a percentage of every sale going to the charity, Wigs for Kids, why wouldn’t you want to?

Additional Credits:

Skin: Glam Affair, Margot – Europa 01 (former Collabor88 item)
Eyes: IKON, Lucid Eyes – Optimism (VIP Group Gift – February 2013)
Lashes: Maitreya, VIP Group Gift – Mesh Eyelashes (former group gift)
Top: DCNY, Free Low Lag Outfit (at various points around Hair Fair 2013)
Shorts: Ingenue, Hetty :: Harvest
Pose: dfo!, [penelope] you’re a goddess, woman

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

Cultured

It’s that time of year again, Culture Shock is going on and that means tons of great stuff out, with every designer having some proceeds going to the charity the event supports: Médecins Sans Frontières which helps bring doctors to places where people can’t typically afford medical treatment and desperately need it. I am wearing the Marion Skirt from E! Eclectic Apparel that you’ll be able to find at Culture Shock, in the exclusive Pallid color, and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this skirt is going to the charity. I’m also wearing the Lola Top which works perfectly with the skirt, and you can hop over to the mainstore to grab it if you don’t want to brave the event quite yet. Both are mesh items, so do make sure to try a demo before buying!

Credits:

Hair: Wasabi Pills, Kumi Pony Mesh Hair – Wild honey
Skin: League, Jen Pale – Natural
Eyes: IKON, Utopia Eyes – Light Hazel
Lashes: Beetlebones, Mesh Lashes V.01 (lush black)
Top: e!, Lola Top Striped (Snow)
Skirt: e!, Marion Skirt (Pallid) CS Exclusive Colour
Bangle: je suis…, brillante *black* bangles (former Perfect Wardrobe item)
Shoes: Ingenue, Gatsby Heels :: Ruby
Bag: epoque, Illusion Clutch – Afrique
Pose: (marukin), [rouge] say you’ll remember (at collabor88 until May 7)

Haruka Shape By Monzhi For Project FUR Japan

Project FUR Japan opens it’s doors to the public today (April 2, 2011) at 9PM SLT. There are a tons of nice things to see there, but for once I am going to do a little self promotion. This is the Haruka shape I made for the event, as a preview of the store I hope to open some times in the not so distant future – Monzhi. There is a demo available for free, so you can check it out before you buy. It costs L$ 150 and 100% of the proceeds go to charity.You can find it in the purple section, just take the path between the purple and green sections.

Project FUR Japan is raising money to donate to Japan Earthquake Animal and Rescue (JEARS) which is a combination of 3 no-kill shelter groups which have come together to help all those animals displaced and injured by the earthquakes.

To find out more about Project FUR Japan, you can check out the blog: http://projectfurjapan.wordpress.com/

Preview Of GLANCE Front Row: Part 2

I have my second installment of a preview of items for the GLANCE Front Row event which begins on April 1, 2011 at 12PM SLT and runs until April 30, 2011 at 12PM SLT.

I love this dress, it’s called Anna and is one of 2 100% donation items from JANE. The belt and skirt are 2 parts so it is easy to adjust to your shape, and if you are really curvy and have a big behind, it comes with an alpha mask to hide it! The top has a sweet crochet effect, which is very “in” this season, and it’s pink – my fave color, so it’s going into be in heavy rotation. You might also notice my neat pose, it’s from BENT! and it is one of their donation poses which they will have for the event. This one is called “Soft winds above” and so of fits in with my dress and overall look.

The MINA brands both have offerings for this event as well, and here is a closer look at them. MINA Hair has a pack of hair called “Saartje Redpack-Lighttips RFL 2011” which includes 5 shades of red hair, each with lightened tips. I’m wearing the Rose shade because it seemed to match well with my dress. MINA Bijoux has this earring and necklace set which I am wearing, called Pearl – RFL 2011. I like the tassel accents, which make it more unique than your standard pearl jewelry. Both, of course, are 100% donation items.

If you’d like to learn more about the GLANCE Front Row event, you can check out their website: http://frontrow.glance-international.com/

Credits:

Hair: MINA Hair, saartje – Rose light tipped RFL 2011 (for GFR11)
Jewelry: MINA Bijoux, Pearl – RFL 2011 (for GFR11)
Dress: JANE, anna.relay4life 2011 donation gift (for GFR11)
Skin: Belleza, Erika Tan group gift (former group gift)
Eyes: LeLutka, Ellis-Cocoa
Prim lashes: LeLutka, 2011 lashes/curl
Eyelash tattoo: Iris’ Eyelash Tattoo
Shoes: tram, gift Flats(ltpk)
Shape: My own.
Poses: BENT!, Front Row – simply GFR11 – Soft winds above, and Walk on the moon (for GFR11)

PCF: Feeling Pretty

The Pacific Crises Fundraiser opened today and will run until April 10, 2011. I already showed you a look using several items available, and now I have another one for you!

I picked up the rose colored dress from *PeOi*, although you can get it in blue or yellow too, as well as the pack of all 3. I thought the GOS Posh Booties would match well, and this pink shade is exclusive to the PCF event so I had to have them! I saw the sweetest HOPE necklace from Statique. and knew I had to have it, being that it was feminine and girly it suited my look. I topped it off once again with the Sakura hair from Exile, the pretty little flowers make me so happy!

All the donations from the PCF will go to AmeriCares (http://www.americares.org/) and you don’t need to buy any items, there are donation boxes if you prefer to do that.

Credits:

Hair: Exile, Sakura/coffee
Skin: Curio, Shell [Dark] Jasmine-Mysterious 1
Eyes: LeLutka, Ellis-Cocoa
Prim lashes: LeLutka, 2011 lashes/curl
Eyelash tattoo: Iris’ Eyelash Tattoo
Dress: *PeOi*, Relief Through Faith – Rose
Necklace: Statique., HOPE Necklace, for PCF
Socks: Naive, Ankle Socks White
Shoes: Gos, Posh Bootie in Pink (exclusive for PCF)
Shape: My own.
Pose: *EverGlow*, Model422

PCF Preview: Red n’ White!

The Pacific Crises Fundraiser begins tomorrow, March 16, 2011 and will run until April 10, 2011. It’s goal is to raise money for those affected by the recent earthquake in Japan and the tsunamis that followed in the region. Over 200 designers have offered an item or more, many giving 100% of profits to the charity AmeriCares (http://www.americares.org)

I put together my look from different items that will be available. My Hair is from Exile, called Sakura and it comes in a pack of 4 colors. The flowers in the hair are color change or can be turned off. The top is from a store called justB and it is my first item from them – it is a special recolor of this top for the event. My shorts are from DCNY and are actually sold with a matching vest and a crimson tank top, but I like pulling apart outfits and using the pieces separately. Last, but not least, my bracelet is an item from je suis… I love a stacked bangle.

The event is huge, there are so many creations to see and I will be posting more. Hopefully you will be able to visit and find something you like, if not, there are donation boxes located at the landing point as well so you can always drop some Linden dollars into it.

Credits:

Hair: Exile, Sakura/scarlet
Skin: LeLutka, Kit/HUSH-Base
Make-up layer: LeLutka, makeup2 (former gift item)
Eyes: LeLutka, Ellis-Cocoa
Prim Lashes: LeLutka, 2011 lashes/curl
Eyelash Tattoo: Iris’ Eyelash Tattoo
Top: justB, cashmere scoop neck blouse IVORY/red
Shorts: DCNY, Lacey Shorts ‘PCF’_Dark Wash/Crimson (part of outfit)
Bangle: je suis…, EXCLUSIVE::PCF::JAPAN::Bangle
Shape: My own.
Pose: *EverGlow*, Model402

Not Exactly Fashion Related…

But I wanted to mention an event that is going on tomorrow at a friend’s club, Hooters. It’s a Relay For Life theme and event, where all tips to staff will be donated to the RFL at the end of the event. The description is as follows:

“Throw on your sexiest purple, your relay for life bandanas, or just come as you are!! It’s a special event tonight — the Hooters staff is going to donate 100% of their tips to RFL! Get to the club and party with us, tip the hell out of our dancers & DJ, and watch us fill up that Relay For Life kiosk!! See ya there!”

The event is tomorrow, April 5, at 4:00 PM SLT at Hooters n Shooters. I hope some people will drop by one club event that is for a great cause!