Curtain Call

I may be getting ahead of things, since Skin Fair 2017 has just begun, but all of the designers will be deserving of multiple curtain calls once the event closes on March 26th. They have truly outdone themselves, with stunning skins, tattoos, makeup appliers and mesh head releases. After the cut, I’ll give you more information to prepare you for one of the biggest events of the Second Life year, including sim maps and SLurls to the fair.

Before I do that, I wanted to make sure that some other releases weren’t lost in the shuffle of Skin Fair. Collabor88 is spectacular this month, with warm and wonderful designs from the top creators in SL. I could live in these leg warmers from at the event. With autumn upon us in Australia and winter looming, they will surely become a staple in my wardrobe.

The Liaison Collaborative is up and running with their 4th birthday round. There are some beautiful home and garden items in this round and many of the designers have put out birthday gifts – yours for the taking. Do make sure you visit.

Jump past the cut for a close up of my skin, the promised details on Skin Fair and the ever popular credits!

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The Hell’s Haven

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I have felt a bit lost since Furillen closed a couple of weeks ago. It is where I would go to just unwind and as it turned out, where I took some of my favourite photos. So I have been wandering around the grid, trying to find someplace that gives me the same inspiration.

I have visited a lot of wondrous sims, but more often than not, I have just been a spectator, never pausing long enough for a photo.

That changed yesterday when I visited The Hell’s Haven. It is misty and haunting, but much more of a haven than hell. Snoobjohnson, the builder, has chosen a very effective Windlight setting – something that I have discovered few builders have done. While this photo is post-processed, I used the region settings for the shot.

The whole point of my trip – other than to explore – was to find a setting to show off the Harper clogs from for Shiny Shabby. Maybe I’m a bad blogger for not just doing a “look of the day” shot that shows nothing but the fashion l’objet du jour, but that’s just not my style. I prefer to try to make them a focal point in a lovely location.

At Hell’s Haven, I hope I accomplished that.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Top: Stories&Co. by Flowey / Dakota Blouse – Luxebox Lace Maitreya by Flutter Memel (Luxe Box gift)
*Skirt: Mimikri – Ruffle Mini Skirt / Candice bone by Mimikri Kit
*Shoes: – Harper.Clogs (Rawhide) by Darling Monday (available at Shiny Shabby May 20 – June 15)
Hair: Magika – Luxe Box: May by Sabina Gully (Luxe Box gift)
Head: CATWA HEAD Alice V4.9 by Catwa Clip
*Skin & Catwa Head Applier: Elysium – Candice skin (red brow) – mocha freck by Aleida Rhode
Body, feet and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle

Pose: Included in Frayed Knot pipe floor by 6astoria6

Location: The Hell’s Haven