Every summer, I look forward to two events in Second Life: Hair Fair and Summerfest. And every year, I look out for two designers at those events.
I first discovered *ARGRACE* at Hair Fair a few years ago and it has become a favourite hair brand for me. rika Oyen follows a theme for her offerings for Hair Fair. She has done hats previously (baseball caps, cowboy hats) and this year, it is towels (two versions) and messy hair. The texturing on the towels is so perfect I want to wrap my own hair in one. And the hair itself is just the right amount of wisps and tousled locks to believe you have just stepped out of the shower, or the ocean. And don’t forget her other creations: bedhead extraordinaire and shampoo. I will try to get posts with those later, but don’t wait for me – go check them out yourself.
The first item I ever bought at Summerfest was a ruffled one-piece bathing suit from Valentina E. Last year, it was a ruffled bikini. And this year, another one. I simply love the bold patterns and unflinching style. Valentina E. is equal parts haute couture and smouldering sensuality. This bikini ticks all the boxes of becoming a classic. I can’t wait to see what she does next!
Honourable mention must go to Izzie’s, also at Summerfest. She is the mistress of the appliers, and the water droplets she features this year are the proof. With appliers for multiple bodies and heads, plus Omega, different skin tones with varying levels of shine, I may have to amend my title:
Three favourites, cubed.
Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Bikini: Valentina E. :V.e. Reina Ruffled Bikini MAITREYA by ValentinaEvangelista (available at Summerfest ’17)
Rings: Meva Bento Maitreya Ring Left Middlefinger 3 Gold, Left Annulary Gold, Left Annulary 2 Gold & Left Pinky Gold by Mea Carnell (gacha prizes)
Hair: *ARGRACE* SUIU by rika Oyen (available at Hair Fair 2017)
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
*Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Lona v1.1 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen ‘Freya’ Catwa (Catya_bento) Applier – 03. Tone by Silent Alchemi
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi
Water droplet appliers: Izzie’s – Catwa – Applier Wet Face and Wet Body Hud (Maitreya, Belleza, Slink & Omega) by Izzie Button (available at Summerfest ’17)
Pose: Del May DM – Whim by Del May
Photo taken with LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet