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Great Minds Thinking Alike

Gidge is my favorite person in Second Life and among my favorites in my first life, too. So, it’s no surprise we sometimes think alike and dress alike. Our mutual love for this dress from Nylon Outfitters was unplanned, but you know, I thought about reshooting with a different color, but I changed my mind. I like the black one best, and really, it’s a case of great minds thinking alike. By the way, if you like this dress, get yourself over to Collabor88 now because it’s the last day. I don’t like candy corn, but these critters crack me up. One of my favorite items from The Arcade this month. It’s amazing how they with their simplistic form still manage to express emotions. There’s some popcorn for all the drama from Lost Junction and a fun plastic table and stools from PLAAKA – all at The Arcade. I think they could be dangerous. The Yummy necklace and earrings crack me up as well, and I think they are perfect with this dress.… Read the restAll the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. Lewis Black


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Plastic Fantastic

Since the JustBecause pants and the Moon Amore top are both color change, this outfit has about eleventy million options.
 These shoes from Garbaggio also come in a few dozen options, though they are pre-selected. I liked the pink and yellow, but they are more than that, the heel cap is green and the stiletto is red. Wasabi Pills has a cute long hair style. It comes with a fun little headband, but I liked it better without. The necklace is from Tentacio. Isn’t that necklace adorable? I am wearing the new Spencer head from Lelutka with Glam Affair’s Spencer makeup, using the HUD to tone down the color of the lipstick and eyeshadow a bit. There is a vulnerability to Spencer that I really like. ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: :Moon Amore: Plastilicious /Crop Shirt / Fatpack @ Collabor88
JustBECAUSE~OwenaPants~FatPack~Lara @ Collabor88
Shoes: Garbaggio // Barbara Platforms [SLink] – Fullpack @ Collabor88
Jewelry: Tentacio Yumi plastic necklace @ Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Cara Mesh Hair – B @ Collabor88
Poses: oOo Studio
Appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 116
.LeLutka.Cassie hairbase HUD.Set 03
Glam Affair – Spencer ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Mesh Attachments:
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Fashion Cannot Be Eclipsed

Collabor88’s theme for its August Birthday celebration is Plastic Fantastic. In my first life, I would not be caught dead wearing plastic, but this is not first life. Here I don’t have to worry about whether fabrics breathe and my avatar does not sweat, so there are no fetid swamps of trapped and suffocating skin. Instead, we have the bright, shiny flash of plastic. I like the dress from Baiastice that takes advantage of plastics best qualities to give us that flirty hem and gleaming sheen.


My shoes are also from Baiastice and I love the red and clear acrylic heels. These heels are everything and you can customize them with a hud.  I love the entire look. Cute, sexy, and sassy. Some of the sass comes from the adorable new Lelutka head Spenser with the winsome face. The Monso cut with the bangs and blunt cut edge and the LaGyo knotted plastic jewelry all contribute to an irreverent free look. Photography by Cajsa Lilliehook
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Shoes: Baiastice_Plexy Platform Sandals-All Colors-Slink High
Jewelry: LaGyo_Donatella Knot Bangle – Red
LaGyo_Donatella Knot Collier – Red
Skin: Glam Affair – Spencer ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Sunny (m)
Poses: oOo Studio
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On the Sunny Side



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If Life Gives You Bandanas, Make Bandanda Day

Lelutka’s Bandanda Day contributions to Hair Fair are always a work of art. Bandana Day is always the last day of Hair Fair to remind us, after celebrating our crowning glory for two glorious weeks, that sometimes people lose their hair for a host of reasons. The purpose of Hair Fair, despite how we may feel, is not just about making us look good, it’s about prompting us to do good with our shopping dollars, to raise money for Wigs For Kids. So Bandana Day is a reminder, there’s a more serious underlying purpose than just making us look good. The Boho chic of the Lelutka Bandana day is perfect for the Boho chic of Baiastice new offerings for Epiphany – a complete explosion of Boho clothing and paraphernalia. The only thing missing is the hookah. My skin and makeup and even my mani-pedi are all from AlaskaMetro. Photography by Cajsa Lilliehook
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Clothing: Baiastice_Boho Style-Long Skirt-Gipsy-Maitreya @ Epiphany
Baiastice_Boho Style-Summer top-Lace Black-Maitreya @ Epiphany
Shoes: Baiastice_Sheva Sandal-Slink Flat @ Epiphany
Jewelry: Baiastice_Boho Style-Coins Bracelet-Old Copper @ Epiphany
Baiastice_Boho Style-Coins Earring-Old Copper-L @ Epiphany
Baiastice_Boho Style-Coins Earring-Old Copper-R @ Epiphany
Baiastice_Boho Style-Coins Necklace-Old Copper @ Epiphany
Skin: Alaskametro Chi Ivory
Hair: .LeLutka.Ru.Wrap.Gobi @ Hair Fair 2017
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Hair Fair Is Almost Over But Collabor88 Is Full Throttle

Only one more day of Hair Fair, one more day to find gorgeous hair and raise money for Wigs for Kids. This blog will show a few of the EnVOGUE hairs for the designer I profiled earlier today. I will also show of the fun outfit from Hucci that makes me thing I should try salsa dancing. Other highlights are some fun sandals from Pure Poison and crazy bold earrings from Mon Cheri – all at Collabor88. I will let the photos speak for themselves.








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Clothing: ::HH:: Hucci Charata Top – Collection (Lara) @ Collabor88
:HH:: Hucci Duartina Skirt – Collection (Lara) @ Collabor88
Shoes: Pure Poison – Sky Platforms – Slink @ Collabor88
Jewelry: [M.C] Jewelry – Tropic Earring Yellow/Pink @ Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair – Barbara ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Hair: enVOGUE HAIR – Netty @ Hair Fair
Poses: Di’s Opera
Appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 94
Glam Affair – Barbara ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Eyes.Chloe 2.7
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Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
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Meet the Hair Fair Designers: Casandra Rain of EnVOGUE

It’s Only Fashion interviewed EnVOGUE’s Casandra Rain who offered several styles at Hair Fair 2017. What drew you to designing hair? When did you start? What are some of the changes that were most significant for you? I am a woman … so how is a woman ? Never has enough clothes … enough shoes …. and enough Hair. Because once in 2014, I needed badly a hairstyle that I could not find back then in SL, I have decided to make it myself since I have experience in RL with 3D programs. That hairstyle is a retro one … never was for sale in mainstore and never will be, is just for myself Lorelay for Hair Fair, photo by Cajsa How did you choose your store name? Does it have a special meaning for you? enVOGUE is a french expression for something trendy, fashion and elegant. I always like to check real life hairstyles and sometimes I request ideas from costumers to help me create something they want. So it has a special meaning for me because it shows how much I care for what people believe that are good haircuts to come from RL fashion catwalks and magazines to SL streets Sea Mist by Eurídice Qork
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Summer Comfort


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Hair: Tameless Keegan @ Hair Fair
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Appliers: alaskametro<3 “Kimono” nail art – Slink HUD
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There’s a Boat That’s Leaving Soon for New York

One of my favorite songs ever is “There’s a Boat That’s Leaving Soon for New York” from Porgy and Bess as sung by Phoebe Snow. This promenade on Staten Island made me think of the song. To be honest, lots of things make me think of this song. It’s on my iPod and I play it frequently. Her voice was amazing and she was a heroic woman. There’s a boat that’s leaving soon for New York
Come with me
That’s where we belong, baby
You and me can live that high life in New York
Come with me
There we can’t go wrong, baby
We’ll live in the swellest mansion
Up on upper 5th avenue
And through Harlem we’ll go struttin’, we’ll go struttin’
And there’ll be nothin’ too good for you
You’ll dress me in silks and satins
In the latest Paris styles
And all your blues you’ll be forgettin’
You’ll be forgettin
There’ll be no frettin’
Just nothing but smiles There’s a boat that’s leaving soon for New York
Come with me
That’s where we belong
That’s where we belong
That’s where we belong
That’s where we belong
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Second Life Photos: What I Like #16

I have fallen behind and it’s been weeks since I posted What I Like. Just to catch up a bit, I am going to post short explanations and more pictures. Degas’d by Grazia Horwitz. I like Degas’d by Grazia Horowitz. Why? The desaturated subtlety gives it an air of fragility that suits the tentative pose, the cocked shoulder, inward-turning feet, the air of uncertainty and delicacy. Hands Away . Andrews Asthetic (pv 1) by ROQUAI Poses I like Hands Away by ROQUAI Poses. It is intriguing and prompts questions. It makes me want to know more. It’s bold and dares to withhold. Patankar and Family Dreams by John Pearl. I like Patankar and Family Dreams by John Pearl. I like the way the lines lead our eyes to the intersection that is so perfectly placed. The water is pure magic and I had to check to be sure this was really Second Life. It’s beautiful. PetraL Alexander-Valerian©™ Following COMING SOON! Pin Up, You Got the Look, KULA, and RAIGN at SCALA™ Yin Yang Event – by ©PetraLAlexander-Valerian™ I like COMING SOON!Read the restDegas'd

Meet the Hair Fair Designers: Cyanideslushy of Mello

Lucid Dreamer by Cyanideslushy What drew you to designing hair? When did you start? What are some of the changes that were most significant for you? I was painting and working on artwork most of the time and just using Second Life to explore and take photos. I was looking for certain hairs I wanted to use and couldn’t find any so I just decided “hmmm I think I’m gonna learn how to make this stuff” and off I went! It’s been a long journey of Eureka! moments and wanting to throw my computer out of a window [lol] but overall I’d say it’s been amazing. I’m constantly learning new things everyday and it never ends, there is always something out there to learn and discover How did you choose your store name? Does it have a special meaning for you? How did you go about choosing your avatar name? Oh man, I went through so many different names at first and none of them would stick. I was even getting yelled at by friends like “pick a name already!” and one night I was listening to a song and thought “man this is a pretty mellow track” and it hit me that I wanted to use the word Mellow, after messing around with a logo I decided to just toss the “w” out and use Mello instead and tada that’s how I became Mello.… Read the restLucid Dreamer

Brilliant Friends

I just read two books back to back that made me realize there is this whole genre of books with a similar form. I have read many of them over the years, but never realized what they were. I decided to call this genre Brilliant Friends books after Elena Ferrante’s magical Neapolitan Quartet and its first book My Brilliant Friend. The stories are all told by an adult woman looking back on an intense high school friendship that was formative, changing their lives in some way or another. The narrator is the more subdued friend, the quiet one, the follower who is remembering the brilliant, defiant, bold, brave and ultimately tragic friend. Tragedy can take many forms, not just death, but always, the narrator ends in a better place than the brilliant friend. Thinking about it, both the books I just read (Marlena and Please Proceed to the Exit) fit that model but not just them. There’s The Girls by Emma Cline, The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel, even All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda, a mystery has the brilliant friend disappear, runaway or murder victim.… Read the restPlease Proceed to the Nearest Exit

Meet the Hair Fair Designers: Euryops Lemon of Cheveux

Cheveux Open Cafe by Mariru Catnap What drew you to designing hair? When did you start? What are some of the changes that were most significant for you? I started making hair flow products three months ago. We have been making hair since 2008. The most important thing for me is to make hair that looks real. Land Impact is aimed at light and yet delicate design Untitled by ChloeSL How did you choose your store name? Does it have a special meaning for you? If your stores is named after yourself, how did you go about choosing your avatar name? CHEVEUX in French is hair. I wanted to make global hair loved by people all over the world.
What sets your hair styles apart from other hair designers, in your opinion? What is your style or aesthetic? My store’s concept is CUTE. It’s pretty hair. Men also have a lot of masculine hair so we are good at unique, delicate and sweet design. Cheveux Hair from HairFair 2016 by Cajsa Where do you get inspiration for your designs? What is your process like?Read the rest

I Will Stick with Horses, Thank You

I love this new Plume dress from Basaltice with its little feathers all over it. It comes in so many versions and I want to wear them all. One of the things I love about Sissy Pessoa is when she does prints, she does a lot of prints that are not just several shades of one print. The dress also has a long version with a long sheer skirt over the shorter opaque skirt. My poses are all from a new HUD from Voir…a bento hud and more importantly an (almost) still Hud that is not so fidgety. Yay! I used it in this video reviewing the book Good Friday on the Rez. I had planned to shoot this with some bison in South Dakota, but some jerk there kept shoving me, so I had to leave. I will stick with horses. I reached way back in my closet for the Ramonda heels from Glamistry. I think they are my favorite Glamistry shoes. I love these classic shapes, the pointed toe, no platform, feminine and sleek. My skin is Barbara from Glam Affair – a Lelutka applier and the hair is from Pr!tty, from June’s Hairology.… Read the restI will stick with the horses

Meet the Hair Fair Designers: Alyxx Banks of Lock&Tuft

Alyxx Banks. Photo by Alyxx Banks What drew you to designing hair? When did you start? What are some of the changes that were most significant for you?  I started creating in secondlife about one year ago. Hair Fair was my first big event, so it is nice to celebrate my creating anniversary with such an amazing event. The motivation to do hair was to make some gender neutral styles for myself. Lock&Tuft Envy @ Hair Fair 2017 – Cajsa Lilliehook How did you choose your store name? Does it have a special meaning for you?  lock&tuft was an aesthetic and phonaesthetic choice more than significant to myself personally. I’m a graphic designer in first life and the process of brand development is a fun, creative experience for me. The icon of a rabbit, however, came from one of my first friends in sl, Tori, who had made a joke about a hair store with a hare. I wan to soak up the…by Cassie Middles What sets your hair styles apart from other hair designers, in your opinion?Read the restlight

The Arcade Closes at Midnight Friday

Beaches and dragons, camping equipment and drive-ins, campers, canoes, and wedding dresses. All those things will remain in one room for just one more day….so if you have been waiting for traffic to slow down at The Arcade, you better hop to it.

I am camping on the beach with hive and Sway’s helpful creations. The decision to camp was inspired by a book I read, Gather the Daughters. It will be on my favorite books of 2017 list. Sway’s shelter and floor make camping comfy and very well lit. M.Birdie’s Marcia outfit is also great camping gear since it’s already very distressed. I went barefoot. The beach, luckily, is swept for broken glass and other pokey things. ****SHOPPING LIST******
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Hair: [INK] Easiness hair: RARE* @ The Arcade
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Age of Swords @ The Arcade

 I love it when different elements from The Arcade come together like the armor from Fedora and the dragon elements from C L A Vv at June’s Arcade which ends at Friday night. I actually loved the wings from the C L A Vv dragon, but ended up using these from Conflict Angel because I wanted animated wings for my video blog below . I reviewed the second book in an amazing fantasy series, Legends of the First Empire. I dug out some elements from the Bird of Prey that C L A Vv made for a previous Arcade. That curved blade works well with the dragon gloves. Aren’t those claws something? I just am so in love with those boots/claws. The Tableau Vivant hair is gorgeous, too, and so active, full of movement. The makeup is from Glam Affair. Look at those weapons! ****SHOPPING LIST******
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Phedora Belladona ~ Amoret Maitreya snow @ The Arcade
C L A Vv. Battle of the Bird – The Sword (Hold)
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Joining the Hair Fair Demo Group Will Make You a Happy Shopper

The biggest hair even of the year starts this Saturday when the gates open for Hair Fair 2017. Demos will be sent out in the Demo group on the Friday, June 30th. You will be able to try all the Hair Fair styles before the event opens, so that you do not have to deal with lag of trying styles on at the event. Demo Parties have become a Hair Fair tradition. Gather your friends, grab the demos, and try them on in sync. One, two, three…Demo!!! There’s even a drinking game, first to rez, passes out a cocktail to everyone else…but make sure it’s a virtual cocktail so you don’t pass out before you’ve tried on everything. How do you join the group? Copy and paste the the following into local chat in Second Life and join the Hair Fair DEMO Group: second life:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about his is a FREE group. Here’s the thing to know about Hair Fair, there is not one single group of any kind that costs you to join.  … Read the restHair Fair 2017

Eponymous Me & Cockfosters

So, I was considering what to wear on this subway. I really didn’t want anything ridiculous revealing. Something I would hope not be accosted in is what I was thinking. I remembered this gorgeous dress Cecelia Petion had posted on Plurk, so I unpacked the Poppy blogger box for June and saw the box inside had a dress named Cajsa. OMG! What could this be? Then when I unpacked it, it was the dress I remembered from Plurk…I just about did handstands. I would have if I had an animation handy. This struck me as the apotheosis of Second Life serendipity. They way things just fall into place. So I needed something subway suitable because the first short story in Cockfosters takes place on a subway. And yes, I admit it, I read the book because the title amused me. I am adolescent that way. Speaking of serendipity, how about those sandals from Ingenue at Collabor88 this month. Poppy did not make this dress for Collabor88, yet, could they be more perfect together? This whole outfit is an ode to serendipity, though I confess, I selected the texture on the headband to make it a bit more peachy than pinky.… Read the rest“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”