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Clawtooth Hair Challenge — Old Hair, Old Sim, New Dress

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Last week, Cajsa Lilliehook put up an article on It’s Only Fashion to speak about one of the Grid’s nicer hair designers, Bubbles Clawtooth, the owner of Clawtooth by Clawtooth.  Cajsa’s article will tell more about it; in sum, though, Bubbles is dealing with RL family difficulties that require his full attention.  He hasn’t had much chance to create new hairstyles, and he could use some financial support to keep virtual body and soul together, if not the RL half of the equation as well.  Cajsa’s thrown down a challenge, which you can read better at her article; essentially, though, it consists of exhibit some old with the new, using three Clawtooth hairstyles.  I chose to feature the wigs with one new dress — Uma from PurpleMoon, in “Tropical” print.  There are several different patterns to choose from, on a dress with thin crossed straps both in front and behind, and a laces slit along the left leg of the midi skirt.  Poulet hits it out of the park again with this one, and Bubbles’ hairstyles go nicely with it….

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The Fairelands are Gone….

The Blessing of Anubis

Photographed in The Golden Delta, Fantasy Faire 2016

…But Fantasy Faire 2016 is not forgotten.  Especially the amount of good that has been done here.  As of my check a few seconds ago, the Relay for Life has raised L$ 7,380,456, or better than $29,000 in RL money.

The builds won’t be forgotten, either.  My favorite (where I’m posing here, as Latifah) was The Golden Delta, based around an Egyptian theme, and there was also moody, misty Blackmoor, which I didn’t get any photos of myself; however, Conan shot some in a few spots.  Jem and I both enjoyed our day at Sapphire Moon Lake — not surprisingly, as that was the home for the arts activities.  You can see all our photos as I add them to my album on Flickr, or at our individual streams.

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Latifah wore something similar last year, and most of the jewelry is the same, so we’ll just look at the changes to the costume here.

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I’ll Be Seeing You (At Fantasy Faire)

Jem in Serenity Region

I’ll be seeing you
In all the old familiar places
That this heart of mine embraces
All day through
In that small cafe
The park across the way
The children’s carousel
The chestnut trees, the wishing well….

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Actually, since I’m talking about Second Life’s Fantasy Faire, I won’t be seeing you, or any of my friends, or anybody, for that, at anything like that.  Not unless you know where something like that (especially a carousel) is in any of these sims; I haven’t been everywhere yet, but I haven’t seen a single park or cafe or carousel anywhere so far.  I have seen a whole lot of big white rings and vendor boxes looking for donations, which will be passed on to the American Cancer Society at Faire’s end.

Of course, in this costume (which is from a Marketplace purchase of a gacha goodie), I may not be seeing you, but you’ll be seeing a lot of me!  From what I’ve found so far, though, Fantasy Faire is the perfect place to wear this, in many ways.

Jem and Harper, Sapphire Mirror Lake, Fantasy Faire 2016

Harper decided to go a lot more demure than me, and fed another gacha machine (off Faire) until she put together this costume.  This is what we opened Fantasy Faire with, but I suspect we’ll be changing clothes a few times before the last day.

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I’ll be seeing you
In every lovely summer’s day
In everything that’s light and gay
I’ll always think of you that way
I’ll find you in the morning sun
And when the night is new
I’ll be looking at the moon
But I’ll be seeing you

“I’ll Be Seeing You,” by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal

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Welcome One and All!

Welcome One and All!

The gates are open at last; Fantasy Faire is here!

I’ve only been to two regions so fair, Fairelands Junction (of course) and Sapphire Mirror Lake (the arts region, where I’m standing here), but what I’ve seen so far has impressed.  I’ve told the others to get themselves in here and take plenty of pictures as well as do some shopping — it will be worth it.  And, while you visit, remember to be as generous as you can, not only to the stores, but to the main goal of Fantasy Faire, to raise money to fight cancer. through the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life program.

I’m wearing the Orianna gacha gown from Luas, which you can obtain quite easily from the gacha at her store.  Or, I’ll tell you right now, I’ll be setting up a Marketplace store, and I’ll offer colors that you can pick and choose from for L$60, just L$10 over the gacha’s cost.  I have a few I need to get rid of, you see, in my quest to get the rare [read ULTRARARE] jewelry items….  (Sigh)  I’ll announce here when the store goes up.

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Tomorrow is Ye Day!

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The Doors open tomorrow!  Are you looking forward to this year’s Fantasy Faire as much as I am?  It’s been good before, but last year’s sims were fantastic, and I’m hoping they can pull it off again.  I remember the orgy of photography I drowned Flickr with last year.  Some of the photos were even good.  (Laughing)

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Get Ready for One Billion Rising in Second Life!

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Source: Get Ready for One Billion Rising in Second Life!

Join in on this, please.  The more we get the word out, the better the odds are of throttling this nastiness.  Read more at the main article, via the link.

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One More Visit To the Mont

LaVian at Mont Saint Michel 6

The Archangel loved heights.  Standing on the summit of the tower that crowned his church, wings upspread, sword uplifted, the devil crawling beneath,…Saint Michael held a place of his own in heaven and on earth….  His place was where the danger was greatest; therefore you find him here.  For the same reason he was, while the pagan danger lasted, the patron saint of France.  So the Normans, when they were converted to Christianity, put themselves under his powerful protection.  So he stood for centures on his Mount in Peril of the Sea, watching across the tremor of the immense ocean — immensi tremor oceani — as Louis XI…inscribed on the collar of the Order of Saint Michael which he created.  So soldiers, nobles, and monarchs went on pilgrimage to his shrine; so the common people followed, and still follow, like ourselves….

Henry Adams
Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres, Chapter 1

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