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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
for It’s Only Fashion
Store info at Blogging Second Life
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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
Poses: Di’s Opera
Appliers: al (Read more...)

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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.








Photography by Cajsa Lilliehook
for It’s Only Fashion
Store info at Blogging Second Life
****SHOPPING LIST******
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
.LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (anims) V1.1
HUDS: Slink Ankle Lock
Any Pose Expression HUD
Misc: LODE Hand Accessory – Forsythia Bouquet

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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
What sets your hair styles apart from other hair designers, in your opinion?Read the restenVOGUE - NEW Hair WHITNEY

Summer Comfort


****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: Baiastice_Twana Shirtdress-Pattern Waves-Maitreya @Collabor88
Shoes: Ingenue :: Velma Wedges (Slink) :: Navy @Collabor88
Jewelry: :::NOIR::: Love Bracelets [Left] @Collabor88
Noodles – Rowan Necklace Set @Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair – Barbara ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Hair: Tameless Keegan @ Hair Fair
Poses: aDorkable
Appliers: alaskametro<3 “Kimono” nail art – Slink HUD
Glam Affair – Barbara ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Eyes.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (anims) V1.1
HUDS: .LeLutka.HUD.Chloe 2.7
Slink Ankle Lock

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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
I mean that’s where we belong ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: Baiastice_Kaji Jacket-black-size L
Stories&Co.… Read the restAre You Sleeping?

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

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

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

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

 Narcissi has released a perfect summer outfit at Vintage Fair. These shorts and tops come in two sets, pastels and brights. The pastel shorts set also has several gorgeous prints, fun vintage prints.  I took to the trees because I was doing a book review of a book called The Solace of Trees that I reviewed on my book blog and on YouTube. It’s about refugees and it is timely, important, and not terribly well done.   I had a lot of fun switching and playing with all the colors in these adorable shoes by Mutresse. They were released at Collabor88. My hair is from Vanity Hair. It’s called Same Girl and was released as Shiny Shabby. My makeup is from Glam Affair is Kendal and at Collabor88. The earrings are from LaGyo. ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: -Narcisse- Dinah Shirt – ML – Pastels Voluptuous Pack @ Vintage Fair
-Narcisse- Enid Shorts – ML – Prints Voluptuous Pack @ Vintage Fair
Shoes: …Mutresse… Vaska Flat Sandals for SLINK Feet (Flat) @ Collabor88
Jewelry: LaGyo_Macarons multiring –
LaGyo_Shell earring Silver/Pink
Skin: Glam Affair – Kendall ( LeLutka Applier ) America @Collabor88
Hair: Vanity Hair:Same Girl-Greedy
Poses: aDorkable
Appliers: Glam Affair – Kendall ( LeLutka Applier ) America @Collabor88
Mesh Attachments:
.LeLutka.Eyes.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (Read more...)

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Just Because

Just because you think you’re so pretty,
And just because you think you’re so hot,
Well, just because you think you’ve got something
That no other girl has got, I love Just Because clothing, not only because the textures are well-done and the mesh is perfectly rigged, because it reminds me of one of my favorite albums as a kid. It belonged to my parents and I played it over and over and over. One of the songs was Just Because. Here you can see the entire outfit and you can pick up everything at Collabor88 except the nail polish. These VALE KOER Sugardoll Heels are all about the shine, shine, shine. A HUD allows you to wear it in a rainbow of colors. You could even go Sean Spicer and have one black and one brown. The bracelet is by Noir and you can choose the bands, the metals, and stones. The polish is from Art Nails by Nylon Pinkney at Tableau. I saw them on Plurk™ the other day and had to have them. I took this necklace from Cynful’s ballgown…it is perfection.… Read the rest“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”

Platforms @ Shoetopia

From Left to Right: Amacci Regina | Aris Aris Nostalgia |Chichica Linsey |Amacci Regina  | JuJu Nadja  |ANE Platform Wedge | COCO Mega Platform Sandals I’ve featured boots, flats, pumps, and booties from Shoetopea. Last, but certainly not least, there are the platforms. a group full of wild, exuberant choices. A complete city of shoes. From Left to Right: N-Core Aisha| Juju Nadja | Fri. Sadie | COCO Mega Platform Sandals | David Heather Dio | [sYs] Vallie | NOedition Sharon | Thalia Heckrith™ Allegra Peeptoe

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Booties @ Shoetopia

Shoetopia is open now, so grab a taxi to Shoetopia. A fun thing to look for are these glorious booties from Baiastice that come with three options, Charm, Prestige, and Glamour for all 18 shades. If you get the fatback, there are six bonus special edition shoes, 3 in lace and 3 in patent leather.
GField made gorgeous scalloped mules in 8 packs of three colors, a pastel, medium, and dark option for seven colors, white, grey, and black for the 8th pack. Rebel Hope’s Splash booties come in eight colors, black, white, red, yellow, pink, purple, lilac, and yellow. Each color has six splash options. These are the different splash options on the black and white booties. Shopping List
Baiastice Charm Booties: Glamour, Prestige, and Charm
G. Field Scalloped Mule
Rebel Hope Splash

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Pumps @ Shoetopia

Shoetopia Pumps and shopping begins in just fifteen hours at noon SLT Saturday, March 25th. However, if you are in one of the six sponsor VIP groups, it’s open now.
12:00 – Thalia Heckroth™ Mattea
1:00 – Ingenue Sigrid
2:00 – [sYs] Vallie Heels
3:00 – Thalia Heckroth™ Laurel
4:00 – Gos Monza Belted Pumps
5:00 – CX Project Harpoon
6:00 Murray Jacqueline Faux Crocodiles Stilletto
7:00 – Hopscotch Kitten Mary Janes
8:00 – fame femme nena
9:00 KC Couture – AMABEL HEELS
10:00 – Garbaggio Vivi
11:00 – DD Janelle Heel Dark

View original post on Its Only FashionRead the restThere are two things you can never have too many of: good friends and good shoes

Flats @ Shoetopia

There’s nothing like some lovely flats and there are widely varied choices in the Shoetopia garden. ANE Rand Sneaker Herringbone
Slink Gladiator Sandals
Fame Femme Gemma Sandals
ChiChica Julianna Lime
Paper Arrow Co Bow Flats Floral
Kokola Stray

View original post on Its Only FashionRead the rest‘The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun’. Carrie

Boots @ Shoetopia

N-Core Aisha Over-Knee Boots | N-Core Aisha Knee Boots | Moon Elixir Odette | Essenz Puerto Rico  Carrie Bradshaw said, “The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun.” I suppose I should credit Candice Bushnell, but the words are Carrie’s. If only Carrie could go to Shoetopia to find some really special ones. Clockwise from top right: Bueno Elle, DD Mannon Dark, GField Scalloped ,Lenox Manchester, Livalle HAX Combat, KC Couture Alexia, [sYs] ShibariI am featuring several of the boots that will be on sale when Shoetopia opens at noon SLT tomorrow. Depending on the shoe, I am wearing Maitreya’s Lara or Slink Physique body and feet, both with AlaskMetro’s Chi skin from Skin Fair.  

View original post on Its Only FashionRead the rest‘The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun’. Carrie

“The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn’t simple.”

Thalia Heckroth™ has made minimalism and simplicity her design signature. But just as  Doris Janzen Longacre was correct when talking about simple living not being simple, minimalist design is just as deceptively complex. Embellishment is easy, structure is hard. Look at the structure on this gorgeously simple dress. Look at the bodice and the way the sleeves are inset. This is a deceptive form of simplicity that is the hallmark of good design. I decided to go for pink, out of the many color choices this dress comes in. I was tired. Pink wakes me up. Shoetopia is opening on the 25th and I am checking out the shoes that will be featured. Unpacking can be fun…particularly when the package is this adorable. You see that purse? It’s the box my shoes came in. How fun is that? The shoes are also from Thalia Heckroth™ and aren’t they shiny and pretty? I like heels with pointed toes more than any other shoe shape. They are the most elegant and sexiest shoes there are.… Read the restGive a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world

The road is long, with many a winding turn


I do not know Brandy Maltas (Kalli Birman in Second Life®). However, I know a few things about her. Most urgently, I know she has cancer, a second recurrence of metastatic uterine cancer that has spread to her liver. Secondly, I know she must be a kind person because people care about her and are trying to help her. From the event information, I know she is a single mother of three who is trying to do her best to survive and make it through this battle so she can see her children grown. Lastly, I know that I hope people will support The Road Ahead, an event to support her struggle, before it closes on January 1st.

As an exclusive for the event, Mami Jewell has released a special amethyst color of her Electra dress. As you can see the dress can be worn different ways, all amethyst or black and amethyst, with all the billowing attachments or without them, with sleeves or without. Azul’s clothing is always versatile.


Some might ask why care when Brandy is someone I don’t know and may never know.… Read the restThe road is long, with many a winding turn

Like It’s Christmas in the Room

Intrigue Co. – Nordicats @ Collabor88 Trompe Loeil – Haldis Candleholder Scripted @ Collabor88 [*Art Dummy!] simple things. (shelf with decor)RAREI’ll come to you, I’ll sing to you
Like it’s Christmas in the room
I’ll dance with you, I’ll laugh with you
‘Til it’s Christmas in the room
‘Til it’s Christmas in the room ba] classic brownstone | Soy. Bare tree @ Collabor88 | Intrigue Co. – Nordicats | Trompe Loeil – Haldis Floor Lights @ Collabor88 | Soy. Chair with sheep fur [white] @ Collabor88 | Trompe Loeil – Haldis Candleholder Scripted @ Collabor88 | [*Art Dummy!] simple things. (shelf with decor)RARE | b.v Paper wreath @ Honikawa Holiday Hunt | Alouette – Fire Escape Shelf | It can be Christmas in the room everywhere in your house, even the entry and the hall with a few decorations added to regular furnishings. Here a a few pieces from Soy and Trompe Loeil from Collabor88 with older non holiday pieces from Art Dummy and Alouette.… Read the restLike It's Christmas in the Room