Fancy Fox

Or vixen, in this case. All about pearls and lace and ribbons and fancy things, adorable and innocent like… well, a fox. All the stories and myths are vile propaganda!

fancyfox2bsA friend of bunnies and fluffy critters, practically vegetarian. Just a piece of sushi sometimes, surely. Perhaps an ear-nibble. A friendly one.

fancyfox1bsTimes change, forests diminish, humans gain absolutely unfair advantages… what is a cunning creature to do? Live amongst the hunters, of course. Human disguise is not that big a deal for a fox, after all.

Today is Bandana Day and the last day of the Hair Fair. You can read more about it here, but it’s already a tradition to remove your hair and wear a bandana for the day. There’s a bandana booth on each of the Hair Fair sims, for example here. I couldn’t decide between my two favourites (Ohmai and Aisling), so I’m wearing both of them. Because there’s no vulpine law to stop me! The dress by Dead Dollz, the bunny plushie by Ohmai and the nails applier by Orc Inc are available in the Love Donna Flora event. The skin by Essences is from the current round of Collabor88.

Body: Skin: Essences – CHO skin Light Rose 02 Brunette | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Summer Breeze Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Liner: Beautiful Freak – Jackal Eyes Orange* | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Casual | Nails: Orc Inc – Pastel Shimmer*

Outfit: Dress: Dead Dollz – Chocolat | Bracelets: Mandala – Pearl Rain Season 2 Cream | Bandanas: Ohmai – Hair Fair 2013 Bandana by Anya Ohmai & . a i s l i n g . – Bandana Day Fox | Bunny Plushie: Ohmai – LDF Hope Bunny Plushie

Even Papercranes Dream of Flying

Stuck in a mobile, twirling slowly around the same routine every moment of their lives from the creation to destruction: same motion, same string tying them in place with no escape, with no ability to escape.

papercranes1csYet they feel the call of the sky, long for freedom so much they could taste it if they had mouths, know what it would feel like to spread their wings and fly. Know and dream.

papercranes2csFor if they were not meant to fly, why would they have wings?

The dress by SAKIDE, the papercranes by Vespertine and the nail appliers by Orc Inc are all from Love Donna Flora event. The hair and roses by Ohmai can be purchased in her booth at Hair Fair. The necklace by HANDverk is available in the current round of Zodiac.

Scene: Forest (mostly): Studio Skye – Enchanted Forest | Papercranes: Vespertine – Papercrane Mobile Baroque & Mix Static

Body: Skin: Essences – Noodles Light Rose 02 Brunette | Hair & Roses: !Ohmai – Kun & Rosie Posies | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Cosmic Dream | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Casual | Nails: Orc Inc – Pastel Shimmer

Outfit: Dress: [SAKIDE] – Lace Bonbon Dress* | Necklace: [HANDverk] – Lion Tail Necklace Bright* | Ring: Mandala – Motsumame Ring Red/Gold

Poses & Held Cranes: Vespertine – Papercrane Wearable Props

Sea Orchid

Mermaids of tropical waters are never just blue or green tailed. They most definitely do not have pale human skin like some of their more traditional cold-water cousins. No, the tropical mermaids flourish and flaunt their colours like the local fish do.

seaorchid1csThey bloom amongst the coral reefs, flicker about near the surface, splash water with their tails at unsuspecting sailors. They are the orchids of the mermaid garden, full of strong colour combinations and surprises.

seaorchid2acsThey play, they dance, they explore. They collect random shiny things from wreckages, combine them with corals and fishbones, twine bright sea plants in their hair.

seaorchid4csThey are the sun-warmed water, the sound of friendly waves hitting the shore, the playful breeze on the surface, the current that sweeps you off your feet — or fins. They are the wavedancers, the laughter of the seas.

The original rigged mesh mermaid tails are a new release by The Muses, available in 24 different colour options. The hairdo by [Gauze] is one of their Hair Fair releases that you can find in their fair booth. The Ulani collar and hat by Zibska are a part of the The Gallery Gift Shop’s Second Anniversary. The half-mask is a group gift by Zibska.

Scene: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Hydra Anemones, Giant Clam Blue Adult, Jellyfish Weed Bladeleaf | Fantasy Flora – Sea Grass Blue & Purple, Bubble Plants Blue & Purple

Body: Skin: +Nuuna+ Crayon skins v2 Orange | Eyes: .{Rue}. Eyes/Pluto: Diva* | Hair: [Gauze] – Demara  Gems & Ivy Hair Decoration | Mask: Zibska – Maaike Purple* | Eye Makeup: Zibska – Alia Purple* | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 | Purple Hand Blends & Orange Nails: Orc Inc*

Outfit: Mermaid Top & Tail: The Muses – Ondine Midnight* | Collar & Hat: Zibska – Ulani*

Poses: Musa – Fantasy Pose 056 | Exposeur – Underwater 7 | !bang – Intuition 2

Grapes and Cream

Ice cream, that is. Cakes. Coffee. Noms of all sort. Cocktails, milkshakes, cherries and whipped cream. There’s something surreally decadent in delicacies that also look good, like they were made to give a feast to your eyes long before the taste registers, before that first bite.

noms1bsOne could argue that the looks of food have nothing to do with their nutritional value, but I beg to differ. There’s a different level of nourishment acquired through eyes, through nose, through mind. The expectation, the anticipation, the admiration… it all increases and adds to the taste, making it all the more delicious for it.

noms2bsIt’s exactly the indulgence in several senses instead of just one that makes them taste so good, the enticing sweet things. Take the time to crave for that bite and it will be immensely more satisfying.

The cake stand, cappuccino, tea and sugar bowl by Culprit, the cocktail, parfait and soda float by [CIRCA], the flower ice cream by Retro’,  the corset by Perception, the grapes jewelry set by Weather or Not? and the fruity Slink nails by Orc Inc are all available in Food Fair. Analog Dog’s Tunnel Cake hairdo is available in their Hair Fair booth and the extra surreal lashes by [ #7 ] can be found in The Gallery Gift Shop.

Scene: Building: Garden of Dreams – The Roman Bath* | Furniture: ~Libertine~ Marquis Complete Set* | Noms: Culprit – Dotty Cakestand, Cappuccino, Tea, Sugarybowl | Other Noms: [CIRCA] – Pineapple Chichi Island Cocktail, Epicure Ice Cream Parfait CookieCream, Double Cherry Soda Float SnowCream 

Body: Skin: Essences – Clover 01 Pale Dust Brunette* | Eyes: NoirOptix – Pale Violet Eyes | Liner: Beautiful Freak – Odetta Goblin Green* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Surreal Lashes: [ #7 ] D I S C O V E R Y  portia’s pleisure lash add-ons | Hairdo: Analog Dog – Tunnel Cake Splash | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Casual | Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet (Av Enhance) Medium | Nails: Orc Inc – Slink Nails Fruit* 

Outfit: Corset: *Perception* – Sweetheart Overbust Aqua w/ Grapevines* | Jewelry: Weather or Not? – Vineyard Grape Necklace & Earrings Merlot | Held Ice Cream: Retro’ – flower ice cream vanilla

Poses: Part of furniture.

Taste of Cherry

It sounds like a name of an anime series, doesn’t it? Especially with the cover picture like this. The heroine is clearly a supernatural alien princess in disguise, therefore the green hair with pink stripes, of course.

lolita1csThere’s no lollipops nor cherries or even sugar on her planet, therefore the lollipop addiction. The shades are necessary to cover the glittering pink non-human eyes. The loyal sidekick has to pose as a stuffed fluffy toy bunny and try not to move or speak when there’s humans nearby. Challenging task, but he gets bribed and rewarded with the said lollipops, too.

lolita3csThe reason why the said alien princess is on Earth is very simple: to research the miraculous variety of tastes in the local bakeries, of course. Or possibly to hunt down a villain who stole the royal cupcake recipe. Or to hide from space monsters who have heard she’s made of marzipan. (Lies and slander, she’s really more of a marshmellow.) Or maybe she just wanted a holiday, take your pick!

The glasses and lollipop by Culprit and the dress and headbow by Violent Seduction are all available in the current round of Genre. The hairstyle by Alice Project is one of her new Hair Fair releases, hop straight in the booth here. The skin by Essences can be found in Collabor88 and the materials ready earrings by [HAND]verk in The Boutique.

Body: Skin: Essences – CHO skin light rose 02 brunette| Eyes: Poetic Colors – Cosmic Dream | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 | Hairstyle: Alice Project – Mika*

Outfit: Dress & Headband: Violent Seduction – Roseraie Dress (Mint) | Earrings: [HAND]verk – Enamel Elephant Earring.white* | Rings: Donna Flora – BACI ring | Bunny: Pink Fuel – Sad Bunny| Glasses & Lollipop: Culprit – lolihearts & LoliLolly Cherry*

Poses: Exposeur – Advent Gift 22 | aDORKable Poses – 22 of 25 2012

Alice’s Angels

Good things often come in threes. Wishes from a lamp. Guesses for a name. Deities. Quest tasks. Even good stories or well working jokes are divided in three: beginning, middle, the end. Two to create a pattern, third as a punchline. Rhetoric speakers don’t list two or four things, it’s always first, second and third. It appeals better to the human mind like that.

aliceangelsred1bsWhat about Charmed and the Power of Three? Obviously bringing older beliefs and preferences to the present media. What about Charlie’s Angels? That’s a classic trio we all know as well. It’s a simple concept, really. A brunette, a redhead and a blonde. All given personalities we associate with the said hair  colours.

aliceangelsblonde2bsThe blonde is always the pretty but ditzy one, isn’t she? Redheads get to be fiery sexy with temper. Black or brown haired one has the brains. I wonder how long it will take before such stereotypes are formed about non-natural colours. After all, a lot of people who are blonde, redhead or black-haired are not so naturally. It has nothing to do with personality, only the associated concept. What are people with blue hair like? Green? What about purple? (Except awesome.)

aliceangelsblack1bsHair colour is one of the defining features that we categorize and accept in our heads. We divide people based on their hair colour, often adding plenty of associations with the tone, which is ridiculous considering the woman in the pictures could be the same one with wigs, after all!

All the new hairstyles by Alice Project are available in Hair Fair, hop right into her booth here. Erika, the short bob, is a fair gift to the visitors so go grab it while you try the demos of the whole five new releases! As for colours, I’m sure you all know that the hairdo is pure white when you buy it and then you get to dye it with the HUD to what and how you wish. There’s more HUDs for sale if the included one isn’t enough for you. If you use only a few colour combinations ever, you might want to consider the Create Your Own versions which include a HUD of -all- the colours and textures Alice has, but allows only five different copies of the hairstyle made. The Infinity versions allow re-dyes for ever and ever, but include only a mini-pack of colours to begin with.

The Noodles skin by Essences is available in the current round of The Dressing Room Fusion and it was so adorable that I had to use it with all three colours.

Body: Skin: Essences – Noodles light rose brunette | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Summer Breeze | Aurora | Frozen Silver | Hairstyle: Alice Project – Veronica | Wendy | Erika*

Outfit: Necklace: [HAND]verk – Strand necklace carnelian&gold | opal&gold | ivory&silver*

Freya and the Forest Magic

It’s easy to believe, isn’t it? There is magic in the forest. Human civilizations have moved further and further from living within it, marking clear borders between organized, familiar, human territory and the unknown, wild one. It’s not so far back in the history when a forest was almost a reality, a plane of existence of its own.

freya1bThe forests have been portrayed as evil and good, luring the traveler astray and lost, or helping one to hide from their followers, bringing solutions to problems through magical creatures and events. It was the unknown: anything could happen, and did. It was easy to believe when the forests were as uncharted as space and there could have been anything in their depths.

freya2bThese days most of the fear has gone with the diminished state of unknown and all there is left is the lingering sense of magic that comes not from dread, but the feel of life. When you walk into a forest and close your eyes, you are just as surrounded by a full ecosystem of growth and life all around you as if you were diving deep in the sea. You swim through it as it continues its steady pulse of life: both insignificant little speck of life yourself and a part of it all. If that’s not magic, I don’t know what is.

The Freya braids by Calico Ingmann Creations are available in Hair Fair, you can port right into the booth here. The hair comes with a HUD-customizable headband, there’s several colours for the band and several patterns for the metal parts. The Eryssel gown by Senzafine is for sale in the current round of We Love Role-play Event and the Cancer skin by Essences can still be acquired from Zodiac.

Body: Skin: Essences – Cancer Light Rose Brunette | Eyes: IKON – Ascension Eyes Sahara L | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations – Freya | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1

Outfit: Dress: Senzafine – “Eryssel” Elvish Gown Grey Havens* | Necklace: lassitude & ennui – The Queen’s Gambit necklace silver* | Bracelets: The Muses – Vanha Bracelets Silver*

Poses: aDORKable Poses – Smart 3M & 25 of 25 2012

The Primary Colours

Blue, red and green. In any order you like. In this case just different styles of the same feline-eyed woman.

blue1bsPerhaps she’s a chameleon-like creature, perhaps her colours reflect her moods. From hesitant and aloof to eager and aggressive to clever and coveting. All visible in her hair, in her eyes, even her nails.

red1bsTo think that the only colour code we humans have is the blushing or blanching. There could be so much more, so many useful things in skin and hair tones, in eye colours, perhaps even in textures, patterns.

green1bsIt makes one wonder how much of human cultures is based on being able to hide one’s feelings and thoughts from others and how very different everything would be if we couldn’t.

All the hairdos by Adoness are new releases for the Hair Fair, you can hop straight into the booth here. The skin, face tattoo and the collars are by The Plastik, who is having a half-off sale at the moment for her birthday. It ends on July 25th, so there’s still plenty of time to shop: perhaps when Hair Fair is full. The eyes by .{Rue}. and piercings and earrings by .:ellabella:. are discounted in the current round of We Love Role-play Event. The black hands are actually blends for Slink hands by Orc Inc, making it possible to use Slink hands and feet with any skin -if- you like a fantasy look of arms and legs being of a strong non-skin colour. Last but not least, the bracelets and armlets are a new release by [The Forge], gorgeous for both fantasy-historical styles and pure bad-assery.

Body: Skin: The Plastik – Astrali Skin Rapture Stripe* | Face Tattoo: The Plastik – Haila Tattoo Complex Full 25* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Eyes: .{Rue}. – Eyes/Grimalkin Frostbite|Saffron|Green Apple* | Eyeliner: Zibska – Swoo Blue|Red|Seagreen* | Hair & Hairbase: Adoness – Myrina Midnight & Shaved Butterfly Blue Shades | Valasca Scarlet & Shaved Flora Red Shades | Xanthippe Hunter & Shaved Ornament Green Shades* | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 | Hand/arms Colour & Nails: Orc Inc – Blend Hands Coal & Slink Nails Rich Darks*

Outfit: Jewelry: .:ellabella:. Rogue Piercing & Earrings* | Collars: The Plastik – Pandorica Collar Nebulon | Vanya Collar Nebulon | Devastation Collar-Recolorable Nebulon* | Bracers & Armlets: [The Forge] – Boadicea’s Bracelets Black*

Poses: Orc Inc – Behind 5 | Exposeur – When You’re Smiling 5 M | Musa – Fantasy Pose 041

The Wiglet Piglets

Remember the Hatter Otters? They’re not the only criminal gang after headwear out there, you know. Meet the Wiglet Piglets! As the name implies, they hunt for wigs. No one truly understands why since they are clearly rather inept at adjusting them on their heads, what with the hooves and all, but who needs sense when you can have wigs?

wigletpiglets3bsNo one knows that the actual mastermind behind the wig-yoinking crime waves is an android mannequin, obviously compensating for her lack of legs by her lust for big wigs. The bigger the better! The piglets are simply a bacony smoke screen.

wigletpiglets2bsSince legs are rather a delicate subject around Miss Mannequin, the piglets are forced to sit in cups when presenting their latest trophies. Despite their complete misunderstanding on how wigs work or what they are even for, let alone how to adjust them to look as good as they would on humans, they seem to have grown fond of them.

wigletpiglets1bbsWhich of course makes Miss Mannequin very, very dubious…

I present my humblest apology to Zibska for giving her hairdo-pearls to the swine, literally, but the rhyme was irresistible! I also want to emphasize that yegads, that is not how the hairstyles look on humans. They are piglets. What do you expect? It’s a surprise they’re even somewhat in the correct area!

All the hairdos can be found in Zibska’s booth in Hair Fair, go see what kind of places your mind travels with them.

Scene: nordari. – ratio fractus (probably not available anymore) | Piglets: Ohmai – Teacup Piglets Sundae’s Best, Sinful Bacon & Sushi Master (old Arcade prizes, not available anymore) | Piglet wigs: Zibska – Octavia, Pero, Lucille* | Held wig: Zibska – Noe*

Body: Skin: +Nuuna+ Kati skin (Goth) + Kati Eyebrows | Eyes: Repulse – Cyborg v3 Eyes Aqua | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: Zibska – Forse* | Hairbase: Exile – 2013 HairFair-Hairbase: Black | Hair: Zibska – Marika Black*

Outfit: Top & Gloves: Pale Empress – Elyria Black* | Jewelry: Zibska – Pavla Necklace & Earrings*

Mannequin & Pose: Studio Sidhe – Half Mannequinn Stand – 3 Poses (Wear Alpha Layer)*

All the Hair!

Yes, it’s that time of year again: Hair Fair has started! Four sims, hundreds of new hairstyles to drain your pixel wallet and plenty of lindens going to Wigs for Kids to make all that spending even more appealing.

I wanted to start with the hairstyle that was automatically ‘must-have-this-right-now’ for me: La folie du jour by Bliensen + MaiTai.

doneed1bsI admit that I adore long hairdos (especially with colour change scripts or naturals packs) for blogging purposes. I also love strange big ‘carry a miniature city on your head, with space tentacles. and ice cream.’ hairdos, they always make me squee and throw my money at the creator because who wouldn’t want something like that? But when the blogging is done and the characters emerged from rampant imagination settled down to sleep again, I wear short hair. Especially sort of twenties bobs. Bliensen + MaiTai had a whole booth of those. Enough said, really.

Remember that Hair Fair has a demo group you can join to check out all the demos in the lagless comfort of your own home. When you do brave the inevitable lag of the masses, remember to de-script before hopping over. There’s also free low-lag outfits available in the Fair, but de-scripting is even more important than de-primming. If you’ve checked the demos and have made your decision beforehand, you can also port straight to the booths, all of them listed here. If you want to walk around, just follow the path, it will take you around and through the whole four sims. Hair Fair will run until July 28th, so there’s no rush. …fine, fine, I know, of course there is. Here you go, hop on over and buy all the hairs!

Scene: Zacca – Dear  ::SwayLand Butterfly Hunt:: (old hunt prize)

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Ginger Chocolate Makeover (eyes/lips) | Hair: Bliensen + MaiTai – La folie du jour (with veil / night) 

Outfit: Jewelry: The Muses – Bathory Gold/Black Pearl*

Pose: Exposeur – Advent Gift 19