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Fantasy Faire 2024: Deep Ones

A princess of the Deep and her deadly Kelpie steed awaits you in my first vlog from this year’s Fantasy Faire. The Kelpie is one of two fantastical new horses from Teegle for this Faire, the other being the far more benign-looking Hippocampus. They have been released as Teeglepets so far, but there will probably be avatar versions down the line as well. The black skin is by CORN who has released a really nice set of textures for the two mer-horses in their Fantasy Faire store. You will find the Teegle store on the Last Stop sim, one of the underwater sims for this year. The video below was filmed at Thunnus Bay, another of the underwater sims.

In addition to the gorgeous Kelpie, the video also features a side-saddle riding mer-princess. The beautiful, glistening tail is the Odyssey tail by Brine, in the version fitted for the Legacy female body. The tail requires a little fiddling with your shape to fit perfectly at the waist, but it was fairly easy to sort that out. I have left the original materials on the tail, but added a black BOM texture from Krature. The crown is by Drunken Brokkr and the cuff necklace and armbands by Petrichor. The skin is one of the Draugr versions by Fallen Gods. Detailed credits with links to Faire-stores and main stores can be found below the video and the photos.

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Fantasy Faire 2024: Enter the Fairy Tale

Ladies and Lords, mermaids and mermen, fairies and goblins and all other creatures, the time has come again. Tonight, the Fairelands become accessible and Fantasy Faire 2024 begins and stays open until May 5th. Prepare to explore, shop and be entertained across 20 unique Fairelands, all in the name of raising money for the Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

I’ve begun my journey to the Fairelands on my own sim, but thanks to HopScotch I have found a way to enter the Fairy Tale from here. I invite you all to follow along as soon as the mists recede fully and welcome everyone to the Fairelands. A few glimpses of what will be on offer from the fantastic creators taking part can also be seen here; a stunning gown fit for a Fairy queen by Les Encantades and jewellery to match by Drunken Brokkr. A pose from Uzme and fields of gorgeous flowers by MB.

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Chained Dancer

A new round of We Love Role-Play is dancing your way, full of new releases. It opens on the 4th of the month as usual and this round is also the Birthday Round, which means that there will be gifts available for group members. The first thing that caught my eye for this round was the pose set by Musa, featuring five dancing poses. I love the expressiveness of the arm and hand positions in particular and it seemed like a perfect match with the Melissa set from Kegel. I also added the Sunnidhar hand jewelry by Drunken Brokkr, to further accentuate the arms.

The hair is a new release from Wasabi, a very cute shoulder-length style with four different options that for example vary the bangs and whether or not you have the little mini braids framing the face. I’d love to see a longer version of this as well!

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Fantasy Faire 2023: The Secrets of Opera

There’s a secret lair on Opera, well-stocked with wine and luxuriously furnished. Make sure you explore the sim thoroughly; it was beautiful before it was fully decorated and now it is just stunning. I wish it would stay around so that I could move in there, but alas, the Fairelands are ephemeral.

But I did at least get to move into the lair for a round of photos and naturally I needed a decadent and mysterious appearance for this. I picked Faida’s Brielle gown in Noir, one of two colours available as an RFL donation item. This slinky gown features a lace across the breasts, naughtily hinting but not revealing too much. I wanted to bring out the lovely Khara body again and Faida provides plenty of clothing for her already.

A mask was of course needed and this one comes from Hanzel. This is the standard version but there is also an RFL version. It makes beautiful use of materials and the HUD includes a nice range of possible texture options. And to add a touch of danger, the fingertips from the Vonnika hand jewelry set by Drunken Brokkr. The Kupra size will work for Khara as the hands are the same.

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