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And Just Like That It’s Bandana Day

Bandana Day is upon us once again. It’s a stern reminder of why we have the Hair Fair each year which is much more about others than us.  It’s not just a shopping event, yet we do love to shop. It’s an event where we come together and the lindens we spend help others. The RL has plagued me more than usual and kept poor Pixel Gidge trapped on her island alone, but she did make a foray into the Hair Fair. She has a ritual, before she buys anything, she seeks the bandanas. Why? Because they people that make them, make them with LOVE. They don’t make a dime out of it, they don’t benefit, in fact it costs them time and creativity. Yet every year people make them. Hell even I made them a year or two – until the trappings of mesh put them beyond my own skills. I’m proud to stand here for the “I don’t Know How Many Years In a Row” time and say I supported Wigs for Kids and Hair Fair once again. Thank you Sasy and Whimsy and whomever else poured their time and love into making this event happen.… Read the rest


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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


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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

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

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******
Clothing: M.BIRDIE / Marcia look-pants1 Maitreya @ The ArcadeM.BIRDIE / Marcia look-top1 Maitreya @ The Arcade
Skin: Glam Affair – Barbara ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Hair: [INK] Easiness hair: RARE* @ The Arcade
Appliers: 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
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (anims) V1.1
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female R V1.2
HUDS: *LeLutka.HUD.Chloe 2.7
.AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Slink Ankle Lock
Location: From The Arcade
hive//campfire @ The Arcade
Sway’s One the Beach Candle Big, Flo (Read more...)

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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.”

Here and Gone

I am usually ambivalent about jumpsuits. In my first life, I think they are annoying. They are not particularly flattering and seriously, who wants to almost completely undress every time they go to the restroom? But we don’t pee in SL, so bodysuits are not so ridiculous here. And when the body suit is this beautifully architectural, then all of a sudden I am down with bodysuits.
The Mirima shoes from Ingenue are not only the right height and color, the lovely curving of the strap give them the same architectural finesse that the bodysuit enjoys. Seriously, look at the ad from Ingenue, look at the bodice of the jumpsuit. A great updo (Imani) from Truth, wrecking ball earrings from Kunglers, as well as some bracelets and a ring, and subtle, but strong makeup from Glam Affair and I am set for my book review of Here and Gone. ***SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: -Thalia Heckroth- Bruna jumpsuit (MAITREYA) Fatpack
Shoes: Ingenue :: Madison Booties (Slink) :: Dove
Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) Wreckingball earrings – Silver
(Kunglers) Luiza ring – Onyx – BENTO
(Kunglers) Rebecca bracelet – Obsidian
Skin: Glam Affair – Kendall ( LeLutka Applier ) America @Collabor88
Hair: TRUTH / Imani
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 &# (Read more...)

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Like Natalie

My mother would always say “They say Elizabeth Taylor is the most beautiful woman in the world, but she isn’t. it’s Natalie Wood.” She was timeless and elegant, and I was excited to see that one of SL’s most classic skin makers, Adam N Eve, had made a new skin for Vintage Fair in the spirit of her style. If you’re newer to SL you might not be familiar with the brand, but I can promise it’s one you need to know. Classic styles and fashion, and very unique and beautiful skins to make your look more personal are what you’ll find there. I’m such a fangirl, I risk sounding ridiculous. You know those bloggers who rave on and one and don’t seem impartial or like they’re giving you a neutral critique? That’s how I’ll sound about Adam n Eve if I keep going on. My love is old and strong. The dress is also from Adam n Eve. This is one stop at Vintage Fair that’s not to be missed. Check it out!… Read the rest

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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The Things You Forget

It’s funny what you forget, and what you remember, over ten years time. Asked recently to recollect my days in SL, the arc of my existence in pixel space, and the story flowed.  But what struck me wasn’t the fails, the losses, the friends who turned out to be flakes and went their way. No, it was the constancy of the right people – when you are lucky enough to meet them. Realizing where you came from, hosting silly events together and making sure campers got paid, and where you are now is an interesting reflection on time and space and the characters of  people who have come and gone. But what’s more interesting, perhaps, is that we continue and grow and change.  I’m happy but I’m ready to do more/ learn more/ try more. If there is a word for both content and ready to grow, that’s me. The Russians probably have a word for it, but it doesn’t have any vowels. Cajsa invited me over to The Trace Too to check it out  (I’ll be back there soon, now I’m hot for location shots) and we chatted about all the things, including whether the Apostle Paul was a fraud.… Read the rest

The Age of Myth

While I don’t role play it is fun to dress up. I had a good excuse because I wanted to review Age of Myth, this book I read that I really loved. There were some outfits at The Arcade that were perfect so the timing was perfect. Age of Myth is a fantasy novel, the first of five in a new series by Michael J. Sullivan. I reviewed this book on my blog HERE.

Everything began with the glorious wings from C L A Vv at The Arcade. The white wings just demanded a bold, glorious white dress and there were two bridal sets at The Arcade. This one from Salt & Pepper is so much more “role-play” oriented though. You can see how perfectly role-play the dress is. The gloves and headers are also from C L A Vv at The Arcade and I fancied them up a bit with a bunch of bangles from Zaara. So I am ready for all sorts of mayhem. The hair is from Tableau Vivant, a wild hair blown in the wind and available at The Arcade. The skin is Glam Affair, the Polar skin. The choker you see is also from Zaara.… Read the restThe Age of Myth

Collabor88 Fashions & Book Reviews Too

I spent the afternoon at The Trace Too, using all the seating there for my poses. I hopped on scooter and a bench that were on-site. I went there to make a video blog about a book I had just finished reading. My outfit mostly came from Collabor88, from top to bottom. The tied top and capris are from The Secret Store, the top black dots on a white field and the capris are white dots on a black field, reversing each other for a retro rockabilly sensibility. I added Nylon Outfitters applier-based bodysuit at Collabor88. with black and white stripes. I love how they work together. My sandals are from Fri.day. Also at Collabor88. The hair is from Exile and the skin is from Glam Affair – also all from Collabor88. ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: The Secret Store – Bonnie Capri Pants – Black Polka @Collabor88
The Secret Store – Cindy Knotted Shirt – White Polka @Collabor88
Shoes: fri. – Janet Sandals (Coal) @Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair – Kendall ( LeLutka Applier ) America @Collabor88
Hair: Exile:: Be My BabyPoses: @Collabor88
Appliers: (NO) Body Suit – Horizontal Lines – Maiterya Applier @Collabor88
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
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
HUDS: .LeLutka.HUD.Chloe 2.7
AnyPose Expression HUD v (Read more...)

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Poolside Respite

I always think I’ve found the perfect pool but then I find the next perfect pool and then the next one and well, obviously this means I have a lot of pools. Scarlet Creative released a new MUST HAVE resort style pool and I admit, it was on my list of amazing pieces at this round of Collabor88. My hair is from EXILE and the bikini from Nardcotix – all from this round of Collabor88 as well. It’s a great month for those who love the leisurely SL Summer. Now if you’ll forgive me, I’ve got some lounging to do. Itsonlyfashionblog.com
Gidge is Wearing:
Head:.LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.7
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Bikini: NX-Nardcotix Daisy Bikini Bottom Full Pack [EXP_LARA]
NX-Nardcotix Daisy Bikini Full Pack [EXP_LARA] COLLABOR88
Hair: EXILE Lust for Life – COLLABOR88
Pool: Scarlet Creative Atlas Pool Resort – COLLABOR88

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