Hair Fair Faves – Part 1

Hair Fair Faves - Part 1

As you all probably know, Hair Fair 2013 kicked off today with four full sims chockablock with fantastic designers and beautiful new hair releases.

I made several trips to each of the sims, it felt like I was heaven and today I decided to show you a few of my favourites with more to come over the next few days!

From left to right I’m wearing a new release from Loq, Exile and Clawtooth but honestly guys, there are so many many more amazing styles, you really have to go check them out. You can also have a look at the official Hair Fair Flickr group to see what else is available and don’t forget to add any pics you take there too!

With four sims it shouldn’t be too hard to get into one of them, but make sure you try to deprim a bit and take off huds etc to help yourself with the lag. Also the SLURLs I’m going to link for the hair are direct TPs to those specific stores at Hair Fair, so you can pop up straight there.

Happy shopping people, I’m gonna go play more with my pretty new dos!

Coral

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Hair (from left to right)

Chianti – LOQ @ Hair Fair NEW

Time and Sound – Exile @ Hair Fair NEW

Forever and Ever – Clawtooth @ Hair Fair NEW

Skin – Lulu 07 – Glam Affair (previous Arcade gacha item)

Eyeliner – Couture Eyeliner 03 – Glam Affair

Lip Piercing – The Minimalist (edited) – Hebenon Vial

Dimples and piercings – Sugar Heart

Eyes – Ascension Eyes Spectre – Ikon

Freckles – The Skinnery (from Angie skin)

Dare You To Let Me Be

Dare You To Let Me Be

Happy Hump Day people! Hope everyone is enjoying their Wednesday. First of all I was listening to this song by Adele earlier on today which was where the post title came from, I don’t mind admitting I’m a big fan of hers.

Anyway I got so much stuff to talk about in this post so I’ll try to keep each bit brief coz I know I have a tendency to ramble.

I was dressing up quite a lot lately, but as soon as the sun started shining and the seasons changing, I just want to run around the grid barefoot in tanks and shorts all the time. If I only had to buy one tank top this season then this Hangover Tank from Drift would be it. I’ll tell you why. There are 3 options you can buy it in, linen gauze, and a couple of different knitted versions. Each version comes with FIFTEEN different colour options on a very easy to use HUD. Not only that but the ruffles at the bottom of the top are a separate piece so you can wear it with or without and they have their own HUD too, so you can have different colour ruffles to the rest of the top. The combinations are endless and such a bargain for 225Ls.

I’m also wearing the Surfer Rosa hair from Clawtooth that you can find at The Arcade’s Gacha event, which is still going on for a bit. I actually bought this one at a yard sale to make sure I got the colour I wanted, I’m a cheater like that. The belt is the Rockabilly Birds belt by Sweet Leonard and was their item for Lazy Sunday a couple of days, but I’m pretty sure you could still pick it up in their store even though it might be a bit more expensive than the Lazy Sunday price. She also has lots of other matching accessories for it too.

I usually wear eyes that are a lot lighter than the ones in this picture, but since I was doing a different look these seemed to go pretty well. They were the group gift from Ikon for March. Are you a member of Ikon’s group? If not then I recommend it coz you get a free gift at the start of every month and the group is free to join! I love Ikon’s eyes so getting a new set every month is exciting!

I look a lot different in this picture mainly because I finally took the plunge and bought the new Zara skin from Glam Affair. This skin is currently only available exclusively at The Skin Fair on sim 2. Overall it’s really well made, as you’d expect form Glam Affair, and I think it’s a lot different to previous ones they’ve released. There are plenty of different make ups to choose from and some metallic eye shadows which are just amazing, but of course I got a more natural looking version (02) because I knew I’d wear that most. I’m not sure if it will replace Amberly for me, which has been my every day skin since it was released because there are a couple of features that I liked better on Amberly, like the lips and eyebrows. But that’s just personal preference and I’ll probably get used to it the more I wear it. You still get the clean version as well which actually I normally wear more than the ones with make up.

Now I don’t usually wear teeth. I’ve tried. I’ve bought tattoo layers, prim teeth, mesh teeth but they never look right to me because I always feel like too much of my top lip disappears. But today when I was fussing with the skin, adding bits and pieces, tweaking my shape etc, I found the Izzie’s tattoo teeth set I had and they fit this skin perfectly. I like the Izzie’s teeth because it doesn’t show too much. All I want is a hint of teeth, not a great big set of gnashers sticking out. The only thing about them is that I wish they weren’t so gappy. Other than that I think they look good with this skin!

Finally I took this picture at the gorgeous Neva River sim, which Neva Crystall has opened to the public for the next few days. I felt like a bit of a stalker taking a picture outside her house lol, but it’s a really beautiful place and I’ll definitely be returning for more photo ops. Don’t miss your chance to go and have a look round!

Coral

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Hair – Surfer Rosa – Clawtooth @ The Arcade Gacha

Skin – Zara America 02 – Glam Affair @ Skin Fair NEW

Tattoo – Elegance Version 2 – Para Designs

Eyes – Lucid Eyes – IKON March 2013 Group Gift (FREE!)

Tank – Hangover Tank – Drift NEW

Undershirt – Shabby Chic Sweetheart – Nylon Outfitters @ C88 NEWish

Belt – Rockabilly Birds Belt – Sweet Leonard NEW

Necklace – Beaded Necklace – League

Cuff – Gold Cuffs – Erratic

Guitar – u.f.o.

Teeth – Izzie’s Teeth Set

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – Neva River

C88 – August Baroque!

Collabor88 are celebrating their one year anniversary this month and included a lot of stores that have participated throughout the year. This means that there were lots of extra stalls set up, as well as lots more goodies to spend your Ls on!

The theme for this round is “baroque” and I have to admit I was a bit dubious, only because I’m more of a casual girl than opulent glam, so I wondered how many of the items I’d like.

Well I can tell you, I liked a lot. First of all this hair from Clawtooth…to me, this is my -perfect- hairstyle. Usually Clawtooth release 2 versions of a hair for C88, with the bangs or something styled a little bit different and I’ll normally prefer one over the other and just buy that one, but this time I loved them both and even though the difference is subtle, I still got them both. I just love everything about it, the braid and the way it is styled loosely, the slight wave around the face and the fly away textures. Really, I just can’t stop staring at it I’m that in love. Oh and of course it’s mesh, it doesn’t get any better!

Next this top from Glam Affair, I put the demo on and instantly knew I was gonna buy it. The shape and style are great and it’s something really different to anything else around at the moment, and fresh designs are always a welcome addition to my ever growing inventory.

This necklace from Maxi Gossamer…I rave about their jewellery a lot, I know! I just did it in the last post but this piece is something I’m going to wear over and over again. It comes with matching earrings and in silver as well as gold, all for 88Ls, and it’s mesh! Say what! That’s right, 88Ls, you couldn’t get a better buy anywhere else.

The final item I’m wearing in this post from C88 are these shoes from Ison. I wasn’t sure when I saw them in the store, but I grabbed the demo anyway and when I got home and tried them on, I instantly had to make a return trip to snap them up! They’re available in several different colours and each colour comes with both a plain and a baroque texture version. Amazarous work from Harry Hyx!

I’ve spent far too much money today but the 8th is always one of my favourite days of the month. So thank you to the team and creators who take part in Collabor88 every month, and happy anniversary, here’s to many more years of collaboration and inspiration!

Coral

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Hair – Peek a boo – Clawtooth @ C88 (Mesh!)

Top – Dorota Shirt Baroque – Glam Affair @ C88 (Mesh!)

Pants – Highwaist Denim – Imbue

Shoes – Miraya Open Toe Bootie – Ison @ C88

Necklace – Angel Wings Jewelled – Maxi Gossamer @ C88 (Mesh!)

Love is all you need poster – Mud Honey

Pose – Marukin @ C88

FLF 27/07

Just a quickie because I wanted to show you some of the items on this weeks Fifty Linden Friday! There was sooo much good stuff this week, including goodies from Lisp and What Next but I’m just showing some of the clothes. There’s a few more hours for you to go grab them!

First this cute dress from Tulip. It’s mesh, it’s simple and also comes in a peachy shade. I <3 it.

The hair flower is from LaGyo – can’t get enough of this shop lately. Lots of good stuff coming from them for events and showcases like FLF and TDR. Make sure you check them out!

Finally this necklace…it wasn’t actually in FLF, but Miel didn’t have their item out when I went (or when I went back later…this annoys me.) so I hit their subscribo and got this necklace with matching earrings as a group gift!

I love this mesh hair too, you can find it from Clawtooth at Hair Fair which CLOSES TOMORROW! :(

So make sure you snatch up these great items while you still can!

Coral

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Hair – Starlight – Clawtooth @ Hair Fair (Mesh!)

Hair Flower – Lily Hair Pin – LaGyo for FLF

Dress – Banded Dress – Tulip for FLF (Mesh!)

Leggings – Sisley Tights – Kyoot

Necklace – Uva Set (comes with earrings) – Miel (group gift!)

Ring – Bonbon Ring – LaGyo (previous TDR release)

Pose – Glitterati

Location – Crossing Currents

Clawtooth @ Hair Fair

In case you were unaware (yea, I know, bad joke) Hair Fair 2012 opens tomorrow! There are 4 full sims for hair addicts to get their fill, with designers from across the grid coming together to showcase their latest releases and to help raise money for Wigs For Kids.

When you get to the fair make sure you pick up the folder at the entrance, containing a map of the sims as well as a notecard for each sim with direct landmarks to each designers stall at the fair.

This is a new mesh release you’ll find from Clawtooth, I’m a complete sucker for anything with a braid in it and the natural, loose style at the front is perfect for casual looks that I like to wear. You’ll find Clawtooth on the “Sand” sim and this is the direct SLURL.

Also make sure that you join the Hair Fair Flickr group to show off your beautiful pics!

Coral

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Hair – Going Steady – Clawtooth @ Hair Fair 2012 (Mesh!)

Skin – Jen – League

Skybox and bed – Stockholm Attic & Furniture – Barnesworth Anubis @ C88

Picture – Soho Picture – NotSoBad

LOTD: New From C88

I have to say I am loving this round of C88. The colour palette for the bleached theme are all the kind of natural, neutral tones I wear a lot of, so I felt pretty spoilt with all the items created for this month. Also I have to hooray! because Glam Affair was back this month with another lovely skin which is simply a steal at only 188Ls.

I put together a couple of pieces and will be bringing more over the next few days.

Make sure you visit C88, it’s well worth a shopping trip, but don’t spend all your Ls because the One Voice fundraiser for Gala Phoenix opens tomorrow!

Coral

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Hair – Willows – Clawtooth @ C88

Dress – White Haven Beach Dress – Kyoot @ C88

Pants – Highwaist Denim – Imbue

Bra – Lycia Lace Bandeau Top – Mon Tissu

Necklace – Tilly Ethnic – Maxi Gossamer @ C88

Ring – Bonbon Ring – LaGyo

Skin – Roza – Glam Affair @ C88

Pose – Marukin @ C88

Location – Tyrehl Byk’s – Almost Flat Land – Gallery (currently in Editor’s Picks and part of the LEA)

Cubed

Just a quick Saturday post!

Keeping along the “Shindig” theme from C88 I grabbed this Cubed prop from Gliteratti, threw on the new Mila bodysuit from Kyoot at C88, as well as the fab new Babette mesh hair from Clawtooth and snapped away.

I did feel a bit claustrophobic though.

Coral

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Hair – Babette – Clawtooth @ C88 (Mesh!) NEW

Bodysuit – Mila – Kyoot @ C88 NEW

Shoes – Strap Shoes ‘Alex’ – G Field (previous free gift from Culture Shock 2012)

Pose Prop – Cubed – Glitterati

Daydreamer

So yesterday I talked a little bit about some of the fantastic items on offer at this round of C88 with their daydream theme. Well today I’m going to talk about it some more.

I absolutely adore this mesh babydoll from Tres Blah. I’m really into nude and creamy colours right now so this is perfect, it does come in a range of other colours too and even though I did a huge shop yesterday and bought a couple of them, I’m already tempted to go back and buy it in every single shade. It’s just so fresh and light and a perfect go to item. That’s the other great thing with mesh, not having to spend ages fitting awkward prims, just put it on and bam, instant cuteness.

Clawtooth released 2 mesh hairs for the event as well. Clawtooth in mesh? I have three words to say about that. Love, love, love.

So after I was worn out yesterday I threw this outfit on and went to Happy Mood to make pretty. I’ve got to add this second picture too because I just love this pose from Del May, it instantly makes me smile and want to say “oh noes!”

The giant rabbit is available to buy from Happy Mood and it’s animated with sits, although obviously I’m not using them in this shot.

Hope you enjoy!

Coral

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Hair – Kinda Shy – Clawtooth @ C88 (Mesh!)

Hair flowers – Daydream flowers – Fashionably Dead @ C88

Dress – Daydream Babydoll – Tres Blah @ C88 (Mesh!)

Rabbit – Giant Rabbit – Happy Mood

Poses – Del May

Location: Happy Mood

Shopping Overload – Culture Shock and C88

Well wow. I feel exhausted after my not-so-little shopping excursion this morning! I think I loaded up my inventory with enough items to blog about for the next month!

I’m sure you’re all aware that Culture Shock opened this weekend. It’s a charity event raising money for Médecins Sans Frontières and this is their second year. For more information and SLurls you can visit the Chic Management site, who are the hosts of the event. Since the location was jam packed on the weekend, it was a bit of a lag festival for me to try and get round, I thought I’d put it off until today…completely forgetting of course that today was the opening of May’s C88. So first thing this morning it was a quick dash to C88 and then off for a couple of hours at Culture Shock.

I have to say I am completely impressed with Culture Shock. It’s a nice, simple layout, not too crowded and really easy to keep track of what you have and haven’t already seen. Plenty of well known and unheard of designers with a lot of promise, lots of fabulous mesh and some lovely free gifts.

C88 was also outstanding this month, but then it usually is and I love the daydream theme they have! I’m not even kidding when I say that I picked up enough items from these two places to blog about for a month, so over the next couple of weeks at least, expect to see bits and pieces popping up!

As for this picture…well frankly I was just so worn out from shopping and demoing that it was a case of anything goes!

Adorable mesh frill shorts from G Field at Culture Shock, amazing mesh hair from Clawtooth at C88 and the bracelet I’m wearing is part of a set from Donna Flora and is in the 70% off sale she is having on some items which will soon be retired, so go get them while you can!

If you haven’t already, go check these places out and make sure you bring your purse, coz you’re gonna need it!

Coral

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Hair – Kinda Shy – Clawtooth @ C88 (Mesh!)

Top – Daydream Blouse – The Sea Hole @ C88

Shorts – Mesh Frilled Shorts – G Field @ Culture Shock (Mesh!)

Boots – Daydream Boots – The Sea Hole @ C88

Bracelet – Flora Crystals Set – Donna Flora (Soon to be retired!)

Pose – Daydreamer Pack (Daydream 1) – Adorkable Poses @ C88