The blogs are all buzzing about the ‘Black & Blue Fair’ that is scheduled to take place in-world between June 4th and July 3rd.
Keira Seerose and her team have organised the event to raise awareness of mental health issues and assembled a wonderfully eclectic collection of items from some of Second Life’s most esteemed content creators as well as some newcomers to the grid. As regular readers will be aware this subject is a cause that is very close to my heart. It’s just over a year since I was diagnosed as Bipolar, and I do firmly believe that my continued enjoyment of Second Life and the experiences that I have in-world contribute a great deal to my ability to deal with the condition.
In fitting with the theme of the event the majority of items are only available in black and various shades of blue, but don’t let this limited colour palette put you off. You’re in for a virtual treat.
You will discover beautiful couture items, skins, hair and accessories, but also furnishings, poses and some amazing discounts too. The venue itself is also rather special; the items are well displayed to maximise your shopping experience with the message about mental health awareness cleverly incorporated into the event without being too apparent. A subtle approach that really works…there’s too much stigma associated with mental illness, and it’s events such as this one that really do make a difference, by educating people and getting them to question their own attitudes towards it. Congratulations to everyone involved, and I will be blogging various items from the event over the next few days. You really mustn’t miss this one, it is going to be VERY busy and I’m sure one of the most talked about shopping events of the year…
Here’s a quick snap to show you the mouth-watering skin from Cstar that is exclusive to the event. The photo doesn’t really do the skin justice because it has the most amazing detail on the eyelids, as well as beautiful eyeshadow, blush and lovely skin tone with sweet freckles upon the bridge of the nose. It also features nice highlighting on the limbs as well as a fabulous electric blue pout. I’m extremely impressed with the work that has gone into it, and wasn’t surprised when the creator Unico Solo told me that it had taken a fortnight to create. I’ve teamed it with clothing from the event for a fantastic beach look…
All items available from Black and Blue Fair 2010 EXCEPT hair (Truth) eyes (Slink) and Shape ( ‘Miss Sporty’ by Kittylicious)
- Skin is ‘Betty Azul’ by CStar in Bronze 1, Black & Blue Fair edition.
- Swimsuit is from Alexohol, ‘Rum Runner’ Bikini.
- Bangles are from Sigma