If you read the credits of my posts or have visited my SLurls To Favourite Places page, you have seen me mention *ARGRACE*. While I may have been aware of this store before, it really hit my radar at Hair Fair last year. This has become my very favourite hair store in Second Life and rika Oyen, the designer, has pretty much guaranteed that anything she releases becomes an insta-buy for me. Haruka was no different.
When I took a look at the photo in the note card from the *ARGRACE* group when I logged on today, I zoomed straight to the store. I didn’t even bother trying on a demo – I just paid my $L250 and dashed home (I also bought the other new release, but I’ll save that for another day).
Now, I know there have been other windblown styles before – I even have a couple – but either the colour wasn’t quite right for me or I got a severe halo effect around the edges of the hair. True Red by *ARGRACE* is my current favourite red and there was virtually no halo effect with this hair. And I would wear this hair out – not just for a photo shoot. She has caught the movement perfectly – I only wish my real hair blew around this beautifully in the wind!
When I got home and put Haruka on, the next question was, “What do I wear???” Fortunately, The Dressing Room Fusion has a new round and I thought this dress from Kunglers would be perfect. I slipped on my 21 Shoe Hucci slingbacks, and I was set. I ran to the dock, struck a pose and off I went.
For this photo shoot, I used Torley’s sunsets. I won’t bore you with how many shots I took (it was over 40 lol) but this one just grabbed me when I looked at my raw shots. The lighting is so dramatic and it set off the fiery red of my hair well.
I am including a cropped version of this photo so you can see the hair close up. I did play with the hair a bit in processing, but mainly to enhance the highlights from the Windlight setting. I probably didn’t need to do it, but hey…I did anyway 😀
It has been a while since I have been so excited about a single purchase in Second Life. But who wouldn’t be excited by the Best. Hair. EVAH!!!!
Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Dress: (Kunglers) TDRF #036 – strapless dress – Floral by AvaGarnder Kungler (available at The Dressing Room Fusion March 2014)
Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Uvol Sling Back – 21 Shoe by Eboni Khan (colour no longer available)
Earrings: Cae :: Promise :: Earrings by Caelan Hancroft
Hair: *ARGRACE* HARUKA – True Red by rika Oyen (NEW)
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT PetalPink MEB C2 (FR) by Hart Larsson (available at The Skin Fair 2014)
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) High by Siddean Munro
Hand & Feet appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand & Feet Appliers NAT by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri
Dock: Cheeky Pea :CP: Bae Dock w/Blanket by Isla Gealach
Pose: oOo Studio Poses – oOo brevity_three by Olaenka Chesnokov
Photo taken with the LumiPro HUD