Yep — Another Hair Fair Blogpost.

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock and happened to miss the other 500 or so blog posts pertaining to the 2012 Hair Fair…Pumpkin has returned, albeit temporarily, to show you some of the pretties available at said fair for the hair. I know, I know. I’m a total slacker. Most people know this and have already come to terms with it. I’ve been wanting to not be such a lazy blogger, but…well, I’m a lazy girl. This time, however, it’s different. Why, you ask? Because I was inspired. Hair Fair is not just a random fair simply to sell products. I mean, yes, vendors want to sell their products (obviously), but it’s more than that. It’s to help raise funds for the charity Wigs For Kids. As “The Simpsons” character Helen Lovejoy once famously screamed, “Won’t somebody PLEASE think of the CHILDREN?!!” Yes. The big-hearted creators (as well as the buyers) are thinking of them.

If you’ve read my blog before, you’ve probably noticed that I have a…well, bit of a fetish for Exile hair. I do wear other brands, but I always find myself dancing back into the arms of Kavar Cleanslate’s lovely designs. I can’t help myself; Kavar puts so much painstaking care into each coif his genius brain creates.

The first of Exile’s Hair Fair items I’m going to show you is this sweet little number pictured below called Sea of Love. It comes with a band of seashells that made me go “AWWWWWW!” in real life.

Summer, summer, summertime. Time to sit back and unwind.

I have a confession to make. For the past, oh, month or so…I’ve been wearing the same bikini top in-world (the one I’m wearing in the pic above). Why? Because: 1.) It’s summer, 2.) I’m lazy (remember?), 3.) I love the bikini and 4.) It’s in my favorite color. It’s from BOOM. If you’re looking for a cute ‘kini, go have a look-see over there.

Okay, back to more pretty hair pictures. Next up –picture below — is Wide Awake. Sweet like candy to my soul, my heart fluttered a bit when I threw this hair on, much like the optional butterflies that come with the style if you decide to accessorize. It’s summer, why wouldn’t you want to run around with mariposas in your hair?

Brown eyed girl.

Ladies’ hairstyle numero tres is this sweet girl next door style fittingly called Crush. It comes with a very cute (optional) color changing headband that’s adorned with flowers. It’s perfect for those of us who like to act like we’re innocent. I guess it’s perfect for those ladies who actually ARE innocent, too, I suppose.

Hot Fun In The Summertime.

The last of the ladies’ styles is another winner called Silent Wings. It comes with optional feathers for a bit of an ethnic flair, if you so desire. I desired, of course, so I ran around Gogo’s sim with feathers flying. The hairstyle is really cute with and without the feathers. Messy, wind-swept, sexy and absolutely perfect for summer days at the beach.

You’re my summer babe.

Since the pics I posted don’t really do the hairstyles justice, check out the picture below to get a better idea of what they look like.

Don’t worry, there’s only one Pumpkin. Four Pumpkins in SL would be disastrous. Top from left: Crush & Wide Awake. Bottom from left: Silent Wings & Sea of Love.

Hair Fair runs from July 14-29, so if you can’t get into any of the sims just yet, be patient. You have time! Happy shopping, folks and remember — won’t somebody PLEASE think of the CHILDREN?!!

Yes, I know. I’m totally ridiculous.

Creds
Pic#1:
Skin: Laq for OneVoice (Gala Phoenix fundraiser)
Hair: Exile for Hair Fair (Sea of Love in ‘Moreno’)
Bikini top: *BOOM*
Capris: G*Field
Chanclas: J’s
Makeup: Chelle for OneVoice (Gala Phoenix fundraiser)
Pose: *EverGlow*

Pic#2:
Skin: Laq for OneVoice
Hair: Exile for Hair Fair (Wide Awake in ‘Maple’) 
Bikini: *BOOM*
Shoes: J’s
Pose: *EverGlow*

Pic#3:
Skin: Laq for OneVoice
Hair: Exile for Hair Fair (Crush in ‘Autumn’)
Top: Tram
Skirt: Jane
Chanclas: J’s
Makeup: Chelle for OneVoice
Pose: *EverGlow*
Pic#4:
Skin: Laq for OneVoice
Hair: Exile for Hair Fair (Crush in ‘Autumn’)
Dress: Tram
Chanclas: J’s
Makeup: Chelle for OneVoice
Pose: *EverGlow*

Pic#5:
Skin: Laq for OneVoice
Hair: Exile for Hair Fair
Makeup: Chelle for OneVoice
Top: *BOOM*

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Dear Pumpkin, Stop being a lazy ass.

Okay, so no one really wrote that to me, however, I wrote that to myself numerous times in my head. So tonight, I decided to finally stop the laziness. I worked out on my elliptical (that I put together all by myself during the Oscars, thank you very much), so I had some extra energy. Also, some really pretty stuffs were released today.

Kavar Cleanslate – owner of Exile – has been releasing some of the coolest mesh hair around. While there are still some SL residents that are reluctant to embrace mesh clothing, eyes, shoes and hair, hopefully they will come around and learn to love what so many of us already do. Anyway, on to what you came here to see – the hair!

From left to right: Midnight in Paris, named for the Woody Allen movie (I’m assuming). It’s slightly messy & held together with a simple romantic headband with a bow. Queen Bee, an updo for the both the businesswoman and fashionista in you. Finally, there is Rumour Has It for the fans of fun, loose locks.

I’m wearing the new Laqroki skin, Minna. L-O-V-E. It’s no huge secret that Laq is one of my all-time favorite skin stores (just like it’s no big secret that Exile is my go-to place for pretty virtual wigs). The jewelry I decided to wear is from Lolapop! and are their offerings for the Flux event (a new monthly event) that starts March 1st.

Image courtesy of Putrid Gloom.

Creds:
Skin: Laq
Hair: Exile
Top: Celoe
Jewelry: Lolapop! for Flux (for the link to the event, check their blog!)
Pose: EverGlow

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Welcome to the 60’s.

Every so often, I get in these moods where I want to dress up in vintage clothes from another era. Sometimes, it’s 70’s funk, other times, it’s from the 1800’s. Heck, I’ve even dressed up as an Aztec princess (I don’t think I blogged it, though. The pic I took was just for fun when I was in my photography phase). Tonight, however, I decided to channel Joan Harris, a la “Mad Men“. Why was I inspired to go for this kind of look? I place the blame squarely on LG Concept’s Yulia dress at The Dressing Room ($70L!).

I wasn’t trying to emulate her per se. Actually, today someone called my look “vintage librarian”. Another exclaimed, “move over, Jackie O!” Ha! Those made me smile. The “vintage librarian” comment did give me an idea. I had thought about trying to find an appropriate office to take a few pictures, but came up empty, so I began looking for libraries. I didn’t really want to take a pic by a bunch of books, so I attached a cigarette (just about everyone smoked in those days) and Librarian Pumpkin went on her smoke break out in the front.

 

I decided to go with hair from Elikatira, since you can always count on Elikapeka Tiramisu to come up with sleek, classy styles. The glasses are vintage (by SL standards) from Artilleri. Hey, they still look good and they got the job done. The black lacquered pearls are from Haus of Darcy and I thought they fit perfectly. I ran over to *G Field* for shoes because…well, does one really NEED an excuse to buy their shoes?

Don Draper, eat your heart out.

 

Creds:

-Dress: LG Concept (Yulia dress in ‘Sherbet’ @ TDR)
-Skin: Laq (Ebba)
-Lipstick tattoo: Pink Fuel (from the ‘Elly’ skin)
-Hair: [e] (‘Charmed’)
-Shoes: *G Field* (‘Alex’ pumps)
-Necklace: .HoD.
– Glasses: Artilleri 
-Cigarette: FNKY!
-Poses: *EverGlow*

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Lolapop! and Schadenfreude at Etheria 2012

When people hear others talking about “the painted ladies”, their minds may automatically  think of the famous Victorian-era homes in San Francisco’s Alamo Square, famously featured in the opening credits of ABC’s “Full House”

Beautiful houses, but not the 'painted ladies' I'm talking about.

 

 

Not to get off track too much, but I think the family on “Full House” was supposed to be living in one of those houses, which is crazy, as they cost about $6,000,000 (I’m sure I’m low-balling the figure). The father hosted a morning show. No way could he afford the mortgage on any of those houses.

 

Anyhoo, back to the subject of painted ladies. Back in the 1800’s, men would go west to seek their fortune. Wherever these boomtowns formed, “painted ladies” were sure to be there. How else could a man spend a month’s worth of wages in one night? Some of these courtesans were dressed more lady-like than others. Some would simply lounge about in their bloomers without a care in the world.

This year’s Etheria event celebrates these painted ladies. Some of Second Life’s most talented artists have paired up and recreated various period clothing and jewelry for this occasion. The pair I will be featuring in this post are Lolapop! (jewelry) and Schadenfreude (clothing).

Schadenfreude designer/owner Allegory Malaprop outdid herself with her dress. It is a bit deceptive, to be honest, but brilliant. The dress gives the impression of a fine, upstanding lady, but in reality she is a courtesan that strolls about a crowded bar, gracing the prospectors with her presence. If you have enough money, she might be bothered to help you part with it.

 

 

 

Lolapop! designer/owner Lola79 Hienrichs drew inspiration from Allegory’s dress, as well as from research she did for this project. The cameo and earring set comes in black and white and compliments the Schadenfreude dresses beautifully. The jewelry is simple, but elegant.

 

 

 

These painted ladies were looked down upon by society’s well-to-do, God-fearing, Bible-thumping women. They were called tramps and whores by not only the those same church-going women, but by the same men who paid for their services. They were seen as trashy, damaged, dirty. Some may have even thought they were “taking the easy way out”. I don’t believe that for a second. The thought of sharing the vocation of these ladies makes me panic. They were strong women. You had to be strong to be in that line of service. I don’t think I have even half of their tenacity or resilience. You may not agree with their vocation, but you have to admire their will to survive and their willingness to do whatever it took to ensure their livelihood.

Lady in green.

 

 

Visit Etheria today! January 8th is the last day to pick these beauties up!

Creds:
-Clothing: Schadenfreude for Etheria
-Jewelry: Lolapop! for Etheria
-Skin: Laq (Ebba)
-Hair: Elikatira (pics#1-4) & Exile (pics#5 & 6)
-Tattoos:
*lipsticks: Pink Fuel (from the Elly skin)
*blush: cheLLe
*Eyeshadow: Pekka
-Boots: G Field
-Poses: EverGlow

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Once A Noob…

Recently, Gogo issued a challenge via plurk & her blog: make a new alt & pimp it up for $550L or less. I did the noob challenge last year and had fun, so I decided to do it again this year. SL has some of the most generous designers in any virtual world, so it’s not hard for new avi’s to look nice on the cheap. You just have to know where to look.

I decided to use Pumpkin’s shape. Not because I couldn’t find any reasonably priced, decent shapes (there are plenty), but because I’m a lazy girl. It’s who I am. So, that along with a few shop’s LMs were the only things I transferred to my new alt. The beginning is always bumpy.

Dontcha wish your girlfriend's alt was hot like me?

After putting on my Pumpkin shape, I went to Pink Fuel and got one of the Ember skins for $100L. Then I headed over to Exile and picked up the Kendra hair for free (there’s a shelf of free hair for both men and women). I headed over to FairyTail to stalk their lucky boards. While there, I picked up some of their group gifts, including a really nice pink bow necklace (free if you join their in-world group). I also looked around the marketplace and found some nice eyes from [BC] for free. I wanted simple but cute clothes for my alt, so I headed over to fri.day and picked up their free white cami and a denim mini skirt for $50L. I toyed with the idea of getting makeup tattoos, but decided against it since I’m trying to go as cheap as possible. I did grab some $6L eyelashes from .:Glamorize:.

I love PF skins!

For shoes, I went to Shiny Things and joined their subscribo (and no, I didn’t unsubscribe) and got their cute Zimmy flats once my subscribo status was verified.

Cute Shiny Things shoes! Free!

I really liked the stuff on the lucky boards at FairyTail, so I jumped on my main account to stalk the boards with my alt. Pumpkin looks jealous of the alt.

She's just jealous.

When I went to Exile on the alt, I admired the new Exile releases and decided that I would buy Pumpkin one of the new hairs…which I did, as you can see! I didn’t dare buy the alt any hair because again…I was trying to do this as cheaply as possible and didn’t want to go over the $550L limit…but Pumpkin has no spending limit (provided I have enough L’s in my account, that is).

Mmm...Exile.

I love short hairstyles & Kavar always seems to come up with fun, sassy short styles. I love this one, called Miu.

Noob love.

I remember when I first started playing SL. I was a bit overwhelmed with the cost of items. I was hesitant to purchase L’s because I wasn’t quite sure if I’d stick around the game long enough to justify the purchase. Then someone showed me that there are some very generous and talented creators out there. It blew me away that some creators gave away awesome skin, hair, clothes & accessories for free, or nearly free. Like I said before, you don’t have to spend a bundle to look good in SL, you just have to know where to look. Although I would like to suggest that you actually *buy* some items from said creators to help them keep their stores open & to show them your appreciation!

So, if you like what you’ve seen, check out the stores!

 

Creds:
On alt:
-Skin: Pink Fuel ($100L)
-Hair: Exile (free)
-Top: fri.day (free)
-Skirt: fri.day ($50L)
-Jewelry: FairyTail (free – group gift)
-Shoes: Shiny Things (free – join the SOM)
-Eyes: [BC] (free)
-Lashes: .:Glamorize:. ($6L)
-Poses: Kuso ($10L each AO pose)
-AO: (not shown, but used) Oracul (free)
Total – $156L

On Pumpkin:
-Skin: Laq (Olivia)
-Hair: Exile
-Top: Tram
-Shorts: *Fishy Strawberry*
Total – none of your beeswax :-P

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Here For A Good Time

The World Series (MLB) recently ended, and I had wanted to do a baseball themed post. I had a hard time finding a suitable sim to take a few baseball pictures. What’s funny is that there’s football stadiums in SL (and I think a couple of soccer — football — stadiums as well), but there are no baseball stadiums/baseball fields/diamonds. Boo. I then thought, “Well, maybe I can take a picture in my old favorite sim!” I tried TPing, but started falling out of the sky. My favorite sim is gone. I took many pictures there over the past two years, but during the time I took a sabbatical from SL, the sim’s owner decided to pull the plug. I will miss it greatly. I never knew who the sim owner was and I know the chances of them seeing this are astronomical, but I’d like to thank them, whoever they are, for creating a beautiful piece of Second Life. It became a haven of sorts at times for me and I made many beautiful memories there. Though it’s gone, it will always have a special place in my heart.

 

One of my favorite pictures from my (now defunct) favorite sim. (Feb. 2010)

 

As a backup, I decided to TP to AM Radio’s The Far Away sim, another awesome place with a similar feel. I wanted to take a picture with a retro-y feel…on a farm. Kind of a Superman circa 1950 meets Jem and the Holograms (hence the makeup) for a baseball game…or something? LOL. AM’s sim totally fit the bill and I think the two pictures I took came out kind of nice. I really wanted to use one of the new hairstyles from Exile, one of my all-time favorite hair places in SL, so I used “Kai”. It has that innocent girl-next-door look that I was going for.

Baseball in SL? Heck yeah.

 

I’m still a novice when it comes to messing with any shadow/DoF stuff, but I’m attempting to learn! I’m no awesome photographer by any means, but I do try my best.

I didn't point to left field like Babe Ruth. I'm lucky if I get a bunt!

 

Creds:
-Skin: Laq
-Hair: (1st pic) Tiny Bird (closed) & Exile
-Top: *BOOM*
-Shorts: *Fishy Strawberry*
-Shoes: [Gos]
-Eye makeup: *cheLLe
-Lip Gloss: Pekka
-Poses: (1st) *Pffiou!* – closed, (2nd) *EverGlow*, (3rd) Embody
-Prop bat: Embody (comes with the pose)

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Adventures in Babysitting

I’m usually pretty good with kids. For the most part. So, when Gogo asked me to “volunteer” taking care of Gogo Jr. (which I fondly nicknamed “Goya” — she wasn’t amused), I said sure. I think she wanted to go partying and just needed a cheap babysitter. My price? A six pack of Coronas, a lime, a pack of smokes and a frozen pizza.

                          I’ll accept my “Tia of the Year” award at a later date, thank you.

I’ve always been kind of leery when it came to SL prim babies. When I think of prim babies, I usually think of those God-awful ones from 2007 that looked more like a gross blob of a prim, misshapen and scary looking…so when Gogo gave her Zooby baby to me (a new, cool feature), I was surprised at how cute and cuddly the baby actually was.  Good job, Zooby.

                         I thought Goya would like visiting the kiddie park. I was wrong.

As I mentioned, the ability to transfer the baby is a new option and comes in handy to those who have SL families. The baby comes in copy form & a separate no copy (that you can transfer) so you can dump off baby on someone while you dress like a hoochie and go dance at a club with your amigos. Of course, if you give the baby to a friend/significant other/stranger you can’t use your no copy version at the same time as the other person.

Baby: “Tia, this is not what I imagined when you said you have a house with a pool.”

Okay, enough baby stuff. As you can see from the pictures, I’m wearing another creation from Evie’s Closet. Well, it’s kind of a two-in-one kind of deal. The Nocturne dress is the full dress if you want to look fancy and classy. The Nocturne II dress is for the wildchild in you, allowing you to bare your belly if you so dare. What really gives the dress(es) that extra “oomph” is the hat! I love it. I would wear this hat during Christmastime. The dress/dresses were just released this weekend!

This dress is just too hot to miss out on. It’s perfect for a fancy-looking Halloween costume!

Even the troll agrees.

Creds:
Skin: Laq (Lovisa)
Hair: Elikatira
Hatchling/baby: Zooby’s
Cigarette: FNKY!
Clothing (mine, not the baby’s): Evie’s Closet
Poses: *EverGlow*

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