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Coiffed for Court

I am definitely in a mood for mostly roleplay-related looks these days. Of course, it could be that this is helped along by the sort of new releases I’ve been running into, like the latest hairs from Calico Creations. I have been a fan of Calico’s hairs since I started in SL and the Emily hair was my favourite flexi-curl hair for a long time.

Sebastian & Sebastianne

Previously, I’ve featured a mesh hair from Alice Project. Now, there’s another store with mesh hair as well, Wasabi Pills. This store first came to mine and Ran’s attention for being one of the few to offer long hairs for men and for a bit of a focus on styles suited to roleplay looks. The first mesh release fits very well into this pattern. In fact, it started out as Sebastian for the guys and then became Sebastianne for the girls as well.

Adorning Ariadne

There are few things I enjoy as much in SL as a new skin. I love finding skins that fit my existing shapes and I love being inspired by a skin to create a new shape. Fortunately, working for Adam n Eve means that I get to try out a lot of new skins since sachi Vixen loves to make them.

This time, I’d like to introduce you all to Ariadne, who may just have the best body of any skin that sachi has made. I am also showing a variety of jewellery from Bewildebeest, a store full of very original jewellery designs.

Crystalism

While LL has disappointed (at least for the time being) those hoping for rigged mesh that conforms to our avatar shapes, mesh can be a pretty cool thing unrigged as well. The latest release from Tekeli-li, the Crystalism set, is a non-rigged mesh set which weighs in at ... very few prims indeed. The necklace is one prim, the top and the bottom three prims each.

Mini Mesh

For today’s Moody Monday, Elysium Eilde of elymode dives into mesh with a mini skirt as an optional add-on to her Evolu set. You still have some hours left to head over there and try a demo before these limited colours disappear.

Alluring Things

A final look at the Jewelry Fair (it ends today!) with a lovely set from Bliensen+MaiTai. I’ve paired it with a new partial mesh dress from PixelDolls, a skin from the massive sale at Dutch Touch and a pair of gorgeous new eyes from Poetic Colors.

Fair Favourites

Yesterday, Ran provided a guide to what you’ll find on each of the Jewelry Fair 2011 sims. Today, I thought I would pick out a favourite from each sim (in addition to the stores I’ve blogged earlier) to give a little more information about what they have to offer.

The stores in question will be CentoPallini from the Air sim, Ashira’s Aerie from the Earth sim, Studio Sidhe from the Fire sim and LOGO from the Water sim.

Guide to Jewelry Fair 2011

As seen by Freyja’s posts these last days, Jewelry Fair 2011 is in full swing. As usual there are many sims (four in total) and many, many stores to visit! Below you’ll find a guide to where all the shops are, and a few thoughts on the design of the sims, as well as on the charitable efforts of the fair organizers and participating designers.

This year’s theme is the elements, and each of the four sims are inspired by one of the four elements. The organizers for the Fair have done a fine job keeping everyone informed about who’s participating and listing all the participants, but I thought it might be helpful to point out which stores can be found on each sim. See below for a full, detailed list—with SLURLs (either to distinct sections of the sims which are easily navigable, or with individual store sims in those cases where there’s no straightforward navigation).

Dark Mouse at the Jewelry Fair

So, have you made it to the Jewelry Fair yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Its not as busy as one might fear right now (or as it ought to be), so browsing through it should be a pretty pleasant experience.

In case you need some more convincing, take a look at these goodies from Dark Mouse (whom you will find on the Air sim).

1001 Dreams

I’ve already shown some of the sensual poses included in 1001 Dreams from chanimations in a post focused on the photography rather than the reviewing. But with such a large set, there’s definitely room for a second look.

Nothing But Jewels

The Jewelry Fair is here again, with four sims full of goodies to temp any treasure-hoarding dragon…or jewellry-obsessed blogger. Benefiting the Oxfam International charity, via a charity auction, special charity pieces from each designer and gatcha machines, it opens to the public tomorrow. Then you will be able to explore sims inspired by the four elements—Air, Water, Fire and Earth—and see some great pieces from a large selection of SL jewellers.

My first post on the fair features a striking statement piece from Kunglers which is paired with an equally striking hair from Wasabi Pill and a lovely skin from a new brand called RocoQue.

Ride ‘Em

I’ve found another pair of mesh boots that fits me—meaning, the alpha doesn’t eat up a huge chunk of my leg—though to be fair, “found” isn’t exactly right. The size I am using of the Rebel boots from AnE MeshWorks, the mesh “division” of Adam n Eve, were modelled on one of my shapes.

I am also in the mesh hair from Alice Project again (can someone please make tons of really long mesh hairs, please?) and I am playing with yet another prop from chanimations.

Mesh Hair

For someone who had (and still has) considerable reservations about the no-mod aspects of mesh, I do seem to be blogging a lot of it. ;) Given my reservations, I really want to highlight those creators that make mesh items that work for me as well as the types of mesh items that seem likely to work well for a range of shapes.

Today, the time has come for my first mesh hair, courtesy of Alice Project. This is actually my first hair from this creator, but I joined her subscriber during the last Hair Fair and today’s new release notice caught my attention when it advertised several mesh hairs.

A Touch of Romance

I am continuing my foray into trying various mesh items, this time with a top from Pixel Dolls new mesh brand, Gateau. I am also wearing Lassitude & Ennui’s overknee boots again. The skin is Adam n Eve’s Victoria and the hair is a brand new release from the sister-brand to Analog Dog, Point B.

Coloured Up

Naergilien Wunderlich of Wunderlich’s has been on a release roll of late, with skins and elaborate tattoos. I am showing her Irezumi tattoo in this post, in colour and in greyscale. Its worn together with the latest skin from Adam n Eve, Jamila, and a new hair from Wasabi Pills.