More Armidi hair. See my previous entry from a week or so ago about trying demos on in the comfort of your own home? I’m doing exactly that before I go back and buy the entire shop ;P
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Trying on demos….this is rather a lovely look for me I think…..I don’t tend towards the long that often but when I do it has to look ‘right’. Armidi is excellent at hair, make no mistake about that and I love the detail of the curled tendrils on the fringe on this style…
Armidi has just launched a new range of wonderfulness at theie store. I suggest you go take a peeketh RIGHT NOW, it’s probably going to be packed mind but with good reason, the clothese are lucious. Take this dress for example:)
My only complaint is that they do tend towards the pricey, but the quality is unmistakeable…wardrobe fodder at its best:)
…If not, then you should be sorely ashamed of yourselves! (To be honest I won’t mind if you didn’t)
To alleviate the general meh-ness in my life which has been exacerbated somewhat by a recent revival of a pre-existing medical condition (phew- try saying that lot when you’ve had a few bevvies!) Jez whisked me away to London for a few days, which has done the old heart and soul the world of good, but alas not the aching bones. The inability to walk long distances and the all encompassing fatigue that has hit me like a bolt from the blue is still here, and it’s dawned on me that I am in the midst of a horrible relapse. This has had a HUGE impact on my first life, but it’s alos impacting my Second…something I hadn’t bargained for.
Truth is, as I’m sure only Fadoodle is well aware, when you feel pants and tired you don’t want to do *anything*, and alas at the moment the anything is SL. Add to that the fact that I have deadlines to meet and the words that are coming out of my keyboard are utter dribble of the highest order then you can see I’m in a bit of a quandry…
BUT I’m not one to wallow in self-pity. SO I’ve been shopping instead, which cures absolutely nothing but makes me feel at least a smidgen better:) Check out MG fashions for this GLORIOUS tunic dress..go to Linden Lifestyles for the link, and more fab fash finds!
And OMG it is just *amazing*.
Seriously, the amount of effort from all the designers that have contributed towards this event makes you feel very humble, but also extremely proud. The clothes and other items on here are astonishing, and the place looks awesome.
This is a beautifully designed, and VERY BUSY sim filled to the brim with designers who you will know, and some you may not be so familiar with. There’s a treasure hunt (well, antique box hunt actually) and the sim is split into seasons…Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (obviously) There’s also stage for events, but I have to say that what has impressed me the most is this assembly is undoubtedly the best collection of top-notch designers that I have EVER seen in Second Life.
So..top up your Lindens and go and buy something safe in the knowledge that you are helping to make a difference to those affected by Cancer. To reach the sim search for ‘Relay for Life Clothing Fair’ in Search, but be prepared to have a wee wait before you get in.Trust me, it is MORE than worth it:)
How’s this for a raunchy lil number? It does come with a top, so don’t worry if you don’t want your norks on display to all and sundry:) In fact, it comes with a tie option..as always from Canimal, it’s all in the details:)
Looks great with these gloves from Panjen, earrings from Last Call, Bracelets from Artilleri and hair from Kin doesn’t it? Am rather chuffed. Incidentally, I’ve been wearing this with a bikini top and it works really well ( Dominant Bikini top from Last Call fact fans)
Happy lil kitty!
..well, actually it is wearing this rather lovely skin FREE from Canimal:) Only for today, seeing as it’s St Patricks Day and all, this lovely skin comes in a few different colourways each one featuring green shadow around they eye area. It’s a superb present and I highly recommend that you indulge:) And you’d better hurry up as it’s only out for another few hours:)
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It occurred to me whilst shopping at Magika earlier today that here are plenty of blog posts around explaining how to adjust prim hair to make for a better fit, but I haven’t seen that many that tell you how to actually shop for the stuff!Now, I know that may sound bonkers, but if you’re going to do a job then do it properly and yes, there is a method to shopping for hair that is astoundingly simple but will save you lots of hassle and probably Linden in the process.To begin with then, let’s go back to basics. What kind of style are you after? Long, short, spiky..all these styles can be found at a myriad of sources across the grid, but be selective about where you shop. Try somewhere that has been recommended by a blog like the fabulous ‘Savoir Hair’ which features loads of neat styles, or ask your chums or people whose style you admire what stores they recommend. Also, if you’re out and about and you fall in love with a style that you see another avatar wearing be bold and ask where they got it from, if you don’t ask, you don’t get after all! Finally go to the obvious stores, places like ETD and Gurlywood. Bear in mind though that these sims are usually rammed to the rafters with punters, so perhaps it’s a better option to visit a sim like ‘Hairspray’, which is purely dedicated to hair fashions. Many of the big names have satellite stores here, so use it as an opportunity to find brands that you like, and then visit their main store to check out the full range.
The method then is as follows:
Go to your chosen store
Get SHEDLOADS of demos ( bear in mind these aren’t always free, it depends on the store)
Yes, go home! Trying on is best done in a familiar environment if you ask me, but if you don’t rent a house or own land go to the least laggy sand-box that you possibly can. The reason I’m asking you to do this is because the most popular stores usually have a lot of patrons, and you want as little interference as possible when you are wearing your hair demo. If the sim is laggy the hair may not fit right or be glitchy. Once you are wearing it, adjust to attain the fit that you are happy with and then proceed to use your camera controls to view it from *every* angle. I’m not over-egging the pudding when I say this, and although it may seem a little over-cautious remember that you’re going to be spending pennies and you want to be 100% sure about your purchase. You won’t get a refund on it after all!
Incidentally, it’s highly likely the demo-style will be a dodgy colour or mixture of tints. At this point we’re establishing if the shape and the style works with your avatar’s individual appearance and style of dress. Move on to your colour selection when you’re satisfied with the hair design.
Now it’s time to get wardrobe happy, and throw on your favourite outfits with gay abandon! Wear nothing and look at yourself as nekkid as the day you were born. If you wear a skin that features different make up looks, then try each of those on in turn. Wear prim eyelashes or glasses if you sometimes like to use these as part of your look. Sounds mad, but this makes perfect sense if you will be purchasing a fringed hairstyle because you need to ensure that it doesn’t look a right bugger with eyelashes or frames poking through..Now this next hint will probably be very painful, but trust me on it. No one wants to be seen walking around in demo hair as it makes you look like the worse kind of noob or a complete skinflint, but you need to go to a few places that you normally frequent. Again we’re doing this to see how your hair reacts to lag, and also if you’re happy with the way your style moves around. EG in a nightclub you may want to hop on a danceball that you use regularly to see how your style works with the dances. (Obviously this only applies to longer hairstyles, if your hair is non prim or a tad on the short side you’ll be making yourself look like a complete twit for nowt!)When you’re happy that your style has met all of these standards then go back to the store and buy it. Of course, you could just buy it in the first place and save yourself all this trouble, BUT I think this method makes for much more fun, and ensures hair happiness forever more. It also stops your inventory being filled to the brim with impulse hair buys that actually look really horrible but at the time seemed the best thing since sliced bread:)
Of course, another way of avoiding this is don’t go on SL when you have a bottle of Chardonnay and an empty glass beside your keyboard…
Ivey’s got a LOT of new releases at her store so go and check it out ( Snatch) I’ve just quickly popped by and snaffled a few outfits. I have a feeling that 2008 may well be ‘The Year of Snatch‘ at this rate, seriously can that girl be any better at clothes designing? Even if you’re not Goth/Neko/Emo inclined there are plenty of outfits there to tantalise your tastebuds with. Plus her prices are a dream, and check out her clearance wall for some uber-bargains! My only complaint?
There weren’t enough jaffa cakes nor custard creams. Oh, and for future reference if you’re reading this Ms Duschanel, I like Hob-Nobs with my brew:) Seriously, go and investigate the newness that is on offer. Main store is at Pulse.