Monthly Archives: April 2012

My usual tldr post of the month.

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As Usual i do a round up of upcoming events I applied for as a blogger, today we see the end of Fantasy Faire and pose Faire , but more events are coming soon, and these are:

- 1st- 25th of May The Summer Beauty Festival, mostly dedicated to Cosmetics, let´s see if i have something to blog about it later.

- 14-28 of May stars of  Keep Calm and Keep Shopping!  this one is not a charity event but only to promote wonderful SL creators.

- 15-31 of May starts of  World Goth Fair and the WGD Nightstalker Hunt (starting on the 1st of May) associated with it. These two events are separate but officially sanctioned by the folks at World Goth Day, and will benefit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. And is being organized by people I know personally, am close to and have absolute confidence in.

This is the round-up of the current events I have planned to cover over the next few months, I´ll be sure to update this list as I go along, and keep covering a lot more events be them monthly or weekly. And remember on the 7th Men´s Department also starts, while the 8th brings us our usual monthly edition of COLLABOR88. Also starting on the 1st is FaMESHed a new monthly and apparently awesome event, and Culture Shock 2012 for the 4th to the 26th of May and finally from the 5th to the 4th of June is time for the Ashraya Project.

Another thing that was mentioned a lot this week was the subject of review copies, tbh i don´t mark them myself, i´d rather not make a mistake and mark something wrong, and i also don´t personally like seeing them marked, like prices unless it´s a promotion or something like that. I´m not even sure the review policies apply to SL blogging or myself since i am not a US resident, so i will keep that policy, one thing i do is thank all the awesome creators who do share them, and this month due to at least two big Fairs i received quite a few, from my awesome assigned stores from Fantasy Faire, and from all the amazing and generous creators at Pose Fair, and also to the usual shops that send regular review items. A big thank you from you all who make the blog have more to talk about, and me to take pictures at.

The Auctions aren´t always silent.

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Fantasy Faire is also holding several auctions one starting in an hour, the Live Auction will be happening at 4PM SLT on the stage on Fairelands Junction.

Among the items up for bid are all the sim jails, a 3 combo windmill pack from Meandervale, the Steampunk Elephant from Devils Locket, the SkyMoon Faire Display from Rustica, a one of a kind petite Imagination Garden from Mayah Parx, and the sims builds from Nu Orne, Sirens Secret, Devils Locket and Shifting Sands!

The other are silent and can be found in the same sim, here is a small review of those.

The Silent Fantasy Faire Auction 2012 Preview Part One

The Silent Fantasy Faire Auction 2012 Preview Part Two

The Silent Fantasy Faire Auction 2012 Preview Part Three

The Silent Fantasy Faire Auction 2012 Preview Part Four

Also a huge thank you to all the Sim and Event Sponsors: Arcanum, Booshies, Epic Toy Factory, Fallen Gods Inc., handheld machinima, Heart Garden, Madpea Productions, Neo Stream Services, Pandemonium, Prim Perfect, Rustica, -= Solarium =-, The Looking Glass, T R I D E N T, TRU Textures Ltd, Vaengi Wings and Wasabi Pills.

Let´s all prepare for some last shopping before the Fair ends.

Fear and Posing

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Fear cause Pose Fair ends tomorrow and Posing because well what could i do besides that? So here it is my goodbye blog to Pose Fair and a reminder that there is still one more day to go there and do some late shopping, and for a farewell i picked Two of my favorite sets available, by Weather! or Not? and inspired in one of my favorite movies fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Since the 15th we have been able to see the best of what is done in SL by pose creators, simple and complicated concepts, that bring join to every inworld photographer.

This will also be the last Pose Fair it was announced, so let´s all let it end with a bang. So here are the slurls for the main Fair locations, happy shopping, happy posing and have no fear folks.

POSE FAIR NORTH

POSE FAIR SOUTH

POSE FAIR FAMILY

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Hairbase: Discord Designs- Ripley 
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural MESH Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones – Mesh Lashes
Dress: Geometry – Aloha 
Shoes: elikatira -  Flair Flats Sand/Sea
Glasses: Waterworks – Aviators (slightly modified)
Hat: DERP – Bucket Hat
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss

Poses and all acessories by !WorN? including cigarette holder and suitcase, Fear and Posing set 1 and 2

52 Weeks Color Challenge 3 in 1

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I´m late, so very late on the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge by Luna Jubilee so i did a 3 in 1 the last 3 challenges all in one so here we have Bright Turquoise, Shuttle Gray and Thistle. Until next week and another colour.


In all the Outfits: Shape: Mine,Skin: Mynerva: Milena, Eyelashes: Beetlebones, Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural MESH Eyes and M.O.C.K. Cosmetics - Clear Lipgloss

Outfit1:
Hair: booN - YNO421
Dress: Geometry Clothing – Sophia
Shoes: lassitude & ennui -Boudoir Mules in red 
Earings: Aura: Down Pour – Earrings
Necklace: Aura: Ethereal Prayer Beads
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics –  Heterochromia eShadow (group gift)

Outfit2:
Hair: booN - BMB103
Jeans: Maitreya - Mesh Zipper Skinny Jeans 
Sweater: villena – Owl cotton pullover
Boots: Dirty Lynx - Baggers Ladies 
Necklace: Aura: Ethereal Prayer Beads
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics –   (group gift)

Outfit3:
Hair: !lamb. – Little Star
Dress: {bilo} –  Sushmita
Earings: Maxi Gossamer - Earring-Shell-Teardrop-Peacock Eye
Necklace: CoLLisions – Trinity Necklace
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics –  Grapetreuse eShadow (group gift)

Poses by BENT, Fluke (both available at the event – The Retreat), Frooti (available at Pose Fair)

The Mermaids have a secret and the secret is….

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Shhh.. Don´t wake up Cthulhu, and so all the mermaids tail-toe around the sleeping god as they swim around the waters of Siren´s Secret, another one of the Fantasy Faire sims this one the amazing work of  Elicio Ember also the builder of the Ruins of Nu Orne.

But the best of the sim is not only the shops, but the secrets that lie under the waters, waters filled with ancient creatures, and gods, surrounded by curious little fishes, reefs and not so curious sharks, where the mer people have their playground.

Today i wanted to experiment a few different things and not all Faire based, like this lovely skin from Glam Affair and my glitterati tail (check the warning on credits for fitting), I also had this beautiful hair from Rue i grabbed at The Crazy Hair Hunt and seemed perfect to layer on top of the Wasabi Pills Hawk2 i love. So here it is another beautiful sim and a different look, I hope no one is afraid to dip their toes, or tails in water to visit it.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Glam Affair – Leah – Fantasy Line D (The Dressing Room)
Hair1: Wasabi Pills – Hawk2 (Fantasy Faire )
Hair2: Rue – Manes/TheHungryDeep: Tide  (Crazy Hair Hunt 3 )
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural MESH Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones – Mesh Lashes
Top: Evie´s Closet– parts of the Lumina Nymph – Aerie Edition tinted
Mermaid Tail: Glitterati– Mesh mermaid tail – lilac (Pose Faire) (Warning: the seams on the mesh had to be photoshoped not to appear, since it only comes in one size and the fitting never covered it properly even with a lot of shape tweaking)
Hair Clip: Panda Express – Sirens Hair Clip  (Fantasy Faire)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Heterochromia eShadow for Blue and Green (group gift)

Poses by Glitterati – Underwater (Pose Fair) and by Studio Sidhe - Mermaid Pearl Diving prop (Fantasy Faire)

Left in Ruins…

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Was the once mighty city of  Nu Orne, another one of the amazing sims at Fantasy Faire, this one the work of Elicio Ember, showing a  beautiful and once grand city now covered in wonderous and strange vegetation, perfect for fairies and goblins to wonder about causing mischief.

And today i picked a few lovely items to show case, a new skin from Plastik made for the Faire and RLF, their lovely new release dress from {bilo}, my favorite new boots from lassitude & ennui, and these beautiful butterfly wings from Material Squirrel, available in normal size and petite size like all their wings, i´m also wearing the necklace from Southpaw, you will find in a box of cheapies at their Faire booth.

In the meanwhile some good news just came in thru plurk from the Fantasy Faire´s account, the Faire will extend for an extra day to make up for the downtime we suffered on Thursday, so it will still be open on the 1st of May.

Another small details and events i have failed to mention during the Faire´s duration have been, the incarceration of devious individuals by the sherif  in The Jails of the Fantasy Faire, where they are only released after the bail is payed, an effort put up by The Friends Fighting Cancer team like in previous Faires, and you can also  listen to interviews and special shopping spots on Fantasy Faire Radio.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Plastik – Ataciara-Elven-Muted-Cumulus-2012 (Fantasy Faire)
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Hawk2 (Fantasy Faire )
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural MESH Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones – Mesh Lashes
Dress: {bilo} – Selena (New release)
Boots: lassitude & ennui – Prudence (Fantasy Faire)
Necklace: Southpaw – Twig & Berries Necklace (Cheapie at Fantasy Faire booth)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Lucir Lipcolor Peep Yellow (group gift)
Wings: Material Squirrel – Lorelle Fairy Butterfly Wings (Fantasy Faire)

The Genie is out of the lamp.

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And she is visiting the Devil´s Locket another one of the beautiful sims of Fantasy Faire and the amazing work of Lauren Thibaud, This Arabian inspired with modern flashes of piping and a giant mechanical elephant takes to the amazing One Thousand and One Nights universe of magical carpets, genie´s, thief’s, magical jewels, and enchanted animals, all of this in one sim.

So i had to grab my petite again and try out the WorN? genie effect, i had the blue one for normal sized avatars already that was a gift in this years Twisted Hunt but i totally  needed the petite version, where i can pick and change all the effects and colours, i know the desert is not the best place for flowers, but i coudln´t resist wearing this top from evie´s closet Ariel set, besides genie´s are magical, and everything is possible in the land of magic.

So for today call me little desert flower and who knows i might grant you a wish.

Wearing:
Avatar: Mynerva – Peach Petite
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Dragon Petite Mesh Hair
Top: Evie’s Closet - Ariel  (Fantasy Faire)
Bottom: Weather or Not? – Genie Effect (Fantasy Faire)

Poses by Weather or Not?,and Olive Juice at the Pose Fair

The mind of a Toymaker

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Is a whimsical place for sure, and you do feel like you are inside the mind of one when you visit the shop location of Mayah Parx, owner and builder of The Epic Toy factory at this years Fantasy Faire at the Jungle Bungle sim.

Mayah is already a known name The Toymaker that makes our jaws drop with all the fantasy oriented and interactive builds you can find at her shop, i still remember with glee the hunting at The Epic Toy Factory during the Steam Hunt not so long ago.

Well as you know her shop is up for and ready, and as usual we get a lovely selection of decor items for the home, most glowy and sparkly and perfect for some petite pics, even if they are so small they get lost in the grass.

I´m wearing here again some of my favorite shops also present at the Faire, This evie´s closet dress is a Faire gift, the hair again is Wasabi Pills, I then added my Material Squirrel favorite wings so far, available in petite and human size and Faire exclusives, the cute little mushroom parasol is from epic, one of the new shops i´ve found out at the faire.

And before i leave you, just some info on the MadPea organized hunt that started, as usual it works with a HUD you buy for 100L minimum donation and is named, The Fairelands Saga, come and join it for a bit of fun.

Until the next blog i say goodbye and vanish in a poof of glitter and fairy dust.

Wearing:
Avatar: Mynerva – Peach Petite
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Orion Petite Mesh Hair
Outfit: Evie’s Closet - Nyria (Fantasy Faire gift)
Wings: Material Squirrel - Maiestre Fairy Wings in Ocean (Fantasy Faire exclusive)
Parasol:  Epic- Rickety Mushie Parasol (Fantasy Faire )

Poses by PictureMePretty, Attitude available at the Pose Fair

I used to be an adventurer…

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…but then them bloody arrows to the knee happen, and this one is a cute, funny and very well done gift from Rustica.

And today this adventurer brings you another sim from the Fantasy Faire,  Shadow’s Claw by Laufey Markstein, just watch out for the arrows.

And today i´m wearing Hawk2 one of Wasabi Pill´s special and Faire exclusive colours of their new release, and again lassitude & ennui´s gorgeous Wanderlust boots, that i´ve blogged before, but this time in Faire edition, this gorgeous armour is another exclusive this time by Bare Rose.

In other news I am also showcasing some more poses from Pose Fair, that is still going on strong even if this year is their last edition, here I used some Weather or not ones, from a wonderful set I hope to use more of later, and Y’s Art&Poses.

I have also heard about an upcoming hunt during the Fantasy Faire, and starting very soon, i´ll soon update you all on that. So have fun exploring folks, but please watch out for those arrows, or get some knee protective gear at he Faire, I´m sure you will find some easily.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Style by Kira – Willow Skin (Fantasy Faire exclusive)
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Hawk2 (Fantasy Faire exclusive)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural MESH Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones – Mesh Lashes
Bare Rose: Ruby Bikini Armor (Fantasy Faire exclusive)
Boots: lassitude & ennui – Wanderlust boots (Fantasy Faire exclusive)
Makeup: Currious Kitties: Fairies Blessings Magical Body Overlay (Fantasy Faire gift)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Tiga (group gift)
Arrow to the knee: Rustica (Fantasy Faire gift)

Poses by Weather or Not? and  Y’s Art&Poses Pose Fair exclusives.

Dear Prudence

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And again another Fantasy Faire sim this time Meandervale, the wonderful work of Marcus Inkpen and  Sharni Azalee who´s imagination provided a simple and beautiful landscape of dreams, where the windmills where half transformed into butterflies, like a beautiful magical dream.

I wanted a different look for these pics also and even if the dress is not from the Faire but from another event the Cupcake Tea Party at the Cupcake sim it seemed certainly appropriate for this location and it matched so well the special new releases for the faire from Wasabi Pills and lassitude & ennui. The Poses came from Pose Fair where phresh. had on sale all of last year poses, so even if a little dated they are still awesome work at a more than reasonable price.

I ended up feeling like a different version of Alice in Wonderland, like a child playing in a field of dreams. And I couldn´t help singing Dear Prudence while I took these pics.

…Dear Prudence, open up your eyes
Dear Prudence, see the sunny skies
The wind is low the birds will sing
That you are part of everything…

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Hawk (Fantasy Faire)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural MESH Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones – Mesh Lashes
Dress: {u.f.o.} – forget me not (Cupcake Tea Party)
Boots: lassitude & ennui - Prudence (Fantasy Fair)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Telorange eShadow (group gift)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss

Poses and bird by phresh. –  I gotta birdie poses and available at Pose Fair