On The Threshold

We are finally on the threshold of Hair Fair 2017. It starts in just a few hours (midnight, if I’m not mistaken). In the meantime, I have a couple of things you can do to keep you occupied.

First, visit Japonica. This is a themed event that celebrates the Japanese culture. The Niche dress from Salt & Pepper is a beautiful example. The flowers across the bodice preserve your modesty, despite the sheer top. The dress can be purchased in either single colours and of course, the amazing fatpack. The flowers are colour-change via HUD and with the fatpack you can mix and match the tones of the bodice, waist and skirt for your favourite combination.

After you have completed your shopping excursion, you need to join the free Hair Fair demo group, to get you ready for your shopping spree. To join, copy and paste the following into local chat in Second Life and join the Hair Fair DEMO Group


The designers are loading this group so you can choose your favourites before heading out to shop. With four full sims, that’s a lot of designers and a lot of demos! Best of all, a portion of all proceeds go to Wigs for Kids, a fabulous charity that donates wigs to children with illnesses or treatments that cause hair loss. Hair Fair is a wonderful way to feel good about spending your money, knowing that you will be helping to make a difference in a child’s life.

Step over the threshold; you have things to do.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Dress: Salt & Pepper S&P dress Niche – Maitreya by xxSaltandPepperxx (available at Japonica through July 23)
*Shoes: fri.day – Anya.Heels (Scarlet) by Darling Monday
Hair & flowers: .:EMO-tions:. * CALANIA * hair by Mirja Mills (coming to Hair Fair 2017)
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 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

Pose/prop: Exposeur – Sartorialist Showcase by RubyStarlight Writer
Photo taken with LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet

Why Buy The Cao…

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I have a friend who is a Cao. She is a beautiful, smart, funny (retired) model who makes me laugh and cry when I read her blog. From her antics with Spanx to the tales of her Jack Russell Terrorist and her Date Night escapades to her touching, insightful posts about life, love and death, her blog is one I never miss.

As I mentioned, she is a retired model, so her unique shape is sacrosanct. She created it to achieve a look that set her apart in the Second Life fashion world. Couture is not my forte, so while I am unschooled in Second Life modeling practices, I have no doubt it is similar to the stories we hear about RL fashionistas: fiercely competitive with some models doing anything to get ahead. From what I have read in Cao’s blog, there are many models who are friends and friendly with one another – even helpful – but there also those who, sadly, try to sabotage others.

During Hair Fair, Cao – who has been personally touched by the loss to cancer of someone she loved – offered up her shape to the highest bidder, with the proceeds going to Wigs For Kids. During the auction, someone in the modeling community threatened to steal and sell her shape. This upset her on more than one level – yes, her shape certainly assisted her in her modeling career and to see it hawked on Marketplace for sale to anyone with a few Lindens was distressing, but more so it was the fact that this person would potentially take away bidders for her shape and real dollars for this wonderful charity. So she changed the rules – anyone who bid at least 1000L (her original opening bid) would receive a copy of her shape AND she would contribute an additional 10,000L of her own to this cause. And she ended up contributing 56,502L to Wigs For Kids through this unselfish exercise.

Can you see why I love this little Cao? And why I “bought the Cao”?

Click to read how you can buy the Cao yourself