Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Hair Fair Gift Tour: Chapter 1

Greetings from Hair Fair!!! Hair Fair is all about new hair and new hair only!  This year is really special as all hair are donation items, which means that at least 15% of proceeds will benefit Wigs For Kids, though I saw many designers donating up to 50% of the purchase price to charity.  Wigs For Kids has been the charity cause for a few years now and it's purpose is to provide hair replacement for children who have lost their own hair due to chemotherapy, alopecia, burns and other medical conditions.  The official website for Hair Fair '11 is an invaluable resource as it has slurls for all designers and as well as an exhaustive list of suggestions to make the trip more enjoyable and a lot less laggy.   The sims were designed and built this year by the Hair Fair Committee, a dedicated group of folks who have been doing this for years, so they know what does and doesn't work.  It's a beach theme (think The Deck ;) and if you stay on the path you will eventually hit every booth at the fair.

My Free*Style posts are going to show some of my favorite gifts from Hair Fair '11. It isn't an exhaustive showing of everything there; I wasn't crazy about all the gifts and Hair Fair is not about gifts...it's about charity and new hair.  In spite of that there are at least 60 gifts at Hair Fair that are free or 1 L, which is a WOW that deserves a big thank you to the generosity of so many talented designers. Lots more on Sim 1 to find and worth grabbing!
I totally dug this hair gift from Gauze. Gauze has 2 fun, funky styles in their gift as well as this separate hair ornament. Toast Bard of fashionably dead gave this great purple leopard body suit as well as the necklace and earrings AND sunglasses of awesomeness.  I paired them with some denim gauchos from Mocha that are on sale this week. I've been eyeballing these for awhile and was amazed when they weren't already in my inventory and forgotten (but we won't talk about my inventory).
LeLutka had my top gift hairstyle this year.  It's called Pinned and is a wonderful fatpack that shows roots that are so popular this year. It reminds me some of a tamed down version of Rykiel, that is hard to remove from my head.  The barrette is not color change but if you have some texturing talent the hair is mod so you can make changes as needed to this accessory.  The skirt outfit is from pr!tty who also has some great hair feather headbands and accessories, which didn't work with this hair but are awesome!  The cuffs and collar are part of a very large gift from !DERP.
I love great looking retro hair and Pocket Mirrors has an awesome cut in Melinda.  It comes in two colors.  I usually am a blonde in SL but for some reason I seem to prefer dark colors when it comes to retro styles.  The lovely hair bow is a gift from Donna Flora.  It is impeccably textured and detailed with lovely filigree gold detail wrapping the pearls. It's truly a sensational little piece.

Details:  Look at the HF blog for slurls for the stores with HF gifts but you might want to wander as there are so many great ones.
p1: Hair/Hair Accessory: Gauze: Nephra - Blue - Accident: HF gift
Bodysuit/Jewelry/Glasses: fd: HF Swag Bag
Skin: MOCK: Kennedy: New Release: Not Free but works great with all those fab MOCK makeups
Pants: Mocha: Denim Gaucho: not free but on SALE!
Hair: LeLutka: Pinned - Popcorn: HF gift
Outfit: pr!tty: Indie Chic: HF Gift
Collar/Cuffs: !DERP: Part of a huge box of HF Gifts
Hair: Pocket Mirrors: Melinda: HF Gift
Hair Bow: Donna Flora: HF Gift
Eyes: KMADD: Nature - Ocean Deep: Part of HF Gift
Skin: Glam Affair: Layla Light - MSW01-steal of the day at the new My Second Wardrobe shop