Monday, May 10, 2021

[QE] Gets Pretty!


[QE] Designs' contribution to this month's Pretty event are separates that work together to make you look... pretty everywhere you wear them.
 
One version offers prints and stripes in creams, muted golds and denim tones, the other includes darker blues with touches of bright gold and red. The distressed denim skirt comes in 12 shades. There are even coordinated shoes to finish off the look. Each collection is sold separately and works with the others.


I put the outfits through a workout while trying to take a picture of a rare bird. It took several days, but I finally got a good shot of it [shown below].

Hair ~ Pr!tty Miko Shin Do
Head ~ Catwa HDPRO Queen 1.4
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.3
Skin ~ Plastik Taryn (an older skin used w BoM)
Outfit ~ [QE] Charlie Mid top, Chelsea Blouse, Lindsay Shorts v2, Hannah Denim Skirt *



Jewelry ~ Ersch & BEO Infatuate head wreath / Khyle Sion Butterfly Totem Necklace

*Featured items will be available at the Pretty Event till May 30

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LINKS / FEEDS
• Flickr
• FB&DG

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Designer Showcase May 5 ~ 25


It's getting hot out there! Thank goodness for that cute little summer top from KiB Designs*! It comes in 12 shades of two prints and will go with any of your jeans, shorts, or casual summer skirts. 
I paired it with lace inset Hippie Jeans from American Bizaar that I got at Designer Showcase a few years ago. The good news for you, if you missed them, is they're available now on MP. However, there are some cute tops from [AB] at this month's Designer Showcase.


The Polished Seaglass Jewelry * from Ghee coordinates beautifully with the tops and can be tweeked with the hud to expand the color choices.
Hair ~ Sintiklia Paula
Head ~ Catwa HDPRO Queen
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.3
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Pamela
Outfit ~ KiB Designs Rosella Top* / Hippie Jeans from [AB] on MP 
Jewelry ~ Ghee Polished Seaglass Jewelry * 

* Featured items are available @ Designer Showcase till the 25th of the month

LINKS / FEEDS
• Flickr
• FB&DG

Photos ~ Taken in the Seventh Valley region of Fantasy Faire. The Quest, "Language of the Birds", will continue till May 12.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

FF 2021 One Last Look


Part of the magic of Fantasy Faire is that it is fleeting. Fantasy Faire 2021 will disappear into the mysts May 9. UPDATE: The Faire will remain open for shopping till May 12! Till then I will be spending as much time as I possibly can exploring and enjoying the magic and beauty of the Faire, but this will be my final blog about it. 
Day to day blogging resposibilities have begun to knock on my windows and it's time for me to get back to what passes for reality in SL.

The Organizers, Quest planners, Merchants, Performers, Bloggers, Cataloger Compilers and Support People have done an absolutely amazing job of creating 21 fully integrated worlds with a single goal: to raise donations for Relay for Life to keep funding cancer research and care throughout the world. 

  • Circe* Top, Bottom, Skirt & Belt from [QE] Designs  
  • Star Scatter Pastel Rainbow Tattoo* from Even~Tide 
  • Long-suffering dance partner just being his usual amazing self. He didn't even have to dress up for this picture because he's always that magical! 
  • Shown on board the Fairechylde  
I want to thank everyone who worked to bring this year's Faire to life. Whether on the front lines or working behind the scenes, it takes a
ton of thought, sweat and time to put together something this complex and I can tell you from working behind the scenes for the last four years, the folks who bring you Fantasy Faire are some of the most generous and just plain fun people I've ever known!
 
The pictures here are just a few of the looks I wore as I explored and partied throughout the Fairelands. Thank you to the marvelous folks who made their creations available for blogging!

Used in all pictures:
Head ~ Catwa HDPRO Queen 1.4
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.3
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins (5 different skins for 5 pictures - have fun shopping!)

Fantasy Faire 2021 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 22 to Sunday May 9, treat yourself to shopping, dance and theater performances, DJ parties, auctions, questing, our Literary Festival, fantasy art, events and roleplaying as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.

* Featured items are linked to Fantasy Faire shops. Others links are to regular inworld stores or MP.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

FF 2021 Something for the Guys

Whether you're looking for Medieval mail, Oriental outfits, Sci-fi spacesuits or Something Seriously Strange, you will find it @ Fantasy Faire.

The nice folks at Fantasy Faire have worked hard not only to encourage the merchants to include fantasy items for male bodies, but to make it easier to find them. Check Shopping for Men on the Fantasy Faire website.

William here. Stealing the blog from Aznana and showing just a few of the items that appealed most to me:
  • Elvish Ears w piercings* from SolEtLu can be colored and tattooed
  • Gambeson* from Hotdog 
  • Kalari Vos BOM Skin* and Galinne Eyes* from Petrichor & Trap 
  • Nefarious Wings* and Avarice Tail* from Aii & Ego are animated and scripted to pick up the color of BOM skins and tattoos

  • Django Troll* avatar from BeSpoke includes Bento head, shape, BOM skin, beard, tusks and hair with lots of tintable tattoos to personalize it
  • Njord Viking Tunic* and Runar Boots* from //R3D//. Tunic and pants are a one piece with color hud options
Defaults on all pictures ~
Hair ~ No Match 
Head & Body ~ Altamura
Skin ~ unless otherwise noted, 7 Deadly S[k]ins Odin 

Fantasy Faire 2021 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 22 to Sunday May 9, treat yourself to shopping, dance and theater performances, DJ parties, auctions, questing, our Literary Festival, fantasy art, events and roleplaying as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.

* Featured items are linked to Fantasy Faire shops. Others links are to regular inworld stores or MP.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

FF 2021 One Thousand Paper Cranes


Ling Xiao Long, the home of this year's Literacy Festival at Fantasy Faire, is a magical world of paper and ink with spashes of bright red. 

Hua Long Dian Jing, is a Chinese proverb meaning “painting a dragon, dotting its eyes.” The proverb comes from a story about an artist who painted a dragon who came to life as soon as the eyes have been dotted. The design of this region brings this proverb to reality, manifesting strokes of ink brush into a 3D world.


The Literacy Festival brings the world of story, poetry and film to life in Second Life with a variety of presentations and writing experiences throughout the Faire.

  • Wearing a wonderfully complex Kimono and Obi from Sakka's Studio *. The Kimono, undergarment and a couple of different Obis can be customized with color and texture huds. The shoes are the only thing simple about this look. They're nicely made straw Zoris for use with a flat foot

Hair ~ Arata Hair Gift and Bangs 
Hair bowSakka's Studio not rigged * 
Head ~ Catwa Lona 4.5
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.3
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Kim
Outfit
Sakka's Studio Kimono * 
ShoesSakka's Studio Zori * 

Fantasy Faire 2021 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 22 to Sunday May 9, treat yourself to shopping, dance and theater performances, DJ parties, auctions, questing, our Literary Festival, fantasy art, events and roleplaying as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.

* Featured items are linked to Fantasy Faire shops. Others links are to regular inworld stores or MP.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

FF 2021 Scrimshaw Warrens


Imagine if you will, a frozen land with many secrets. Besides the shops hidden away in the ice caves along the path, Scrimshaw Warrens is the home of tabletop gaming for Fantasy Faire 2021


If you ever played Dungeons & Dragons or any of the myriad of tabletop adventure games that followed it, this may spark memories. If you never played D&D or the myriad of games that followed, come take a class or watch a game to see what it's all about. Some of the groups continue their adventures throughout the year meeting in chatrooms or getting together in SL.


You may see strange and wonderous beings lurking along the paths as you travel through this cold and vaguely disturbing region.  I've been haunting the cliffs wearing looks compiled from shops throughout Fantasay Faire. 


I love the way the wings and tail from Aii pick up BOM skin and tattoo textures to blend perfectly with the body. Any tattoos you wear will appear in some manner on the wings. Above, the wings have picked up the feather patterns from the Aii Avian Ibrida tattoos in my bodysuit. Below, they show the runes from my leg tattoo. All Aii products come with color and texture huds to further personalize them.

  • Wearing the full Aii Bellatrix Suit which includes Neck, Pauldrons, Sleeves, Suit, Legs and Shoes to be worn separately or together. You will find all the Aii and Aii & Ego products shown here in the Fantasy Faire shop on Valhalla 
  • Face tattoos on top two pictures are Shieldmaiden * from Endless Pain Tatttoos. The tat in the bottom pic isn't available @ Fantasy Faire. 
  • Necklace is a COMMON gacha from Oblivious*  

Hair ~ Doe Miria
Head ~ LeLutka Avalon 3.0
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.3
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Peppermint 
Outfit ~ Aii Bellatrix Suit [Legacy, Legacy perky, Maitreya] * 
            Aii & Ego Nefarious Wings [S-XXL Bento BoM] * 
            Avarice Tail [Bento BoM]* 
Jewelry ~ Oblivious Solem Gehenna Key *
Tattoos ~ Aii Avian Ibrida * / Endless Pain Face Shieldmaiden* / Ghost'Ink Valkyrie Tattoo blue

Fantasy Faire 2021 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 22 to Sunday May 9, treat yourself to shopping, dance and theater performances, DJ parties, auctions, questing, our Literary Festival, fantasy art, events and roleplaying as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.

* Featured items are linked to Fantasy Faire shops. Others links are to regular inworld stores or MP.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

FF 2021 The Quest!


One of the most popular activities at Fantasy Faire is the Quest
This event within an event takes questors all over Fantasy Faire in search of information and items to aid the Bard Queen in her battle against the UnWeaver. 
This year's chapter is called The Language of the Birds.


William and I are modeling this year's EXCLUSIVE outfits created by Bee Dumpling and Solas Enchantment from Silvan Moon Designs. Terra Volitant made the helper birds we have on our shoulder. You need to purchase a hud in order to do the Quest, but if you are successful in completing it, you will receive goods that far exceed the cost of the hud!


Purchase of the Hud is a 100% donation to Relay for Life. Both outfits are included with the Deluxe Quest Hud for a donation of L$350; a Quest Hud without the outfits is available for a donation of L$250 at any of the FF 2021 regional landing points. . 

Hers
Hair ~ KMH F162 Bangs, F163 Hair * 
Head ~ Lelutka EvoX Avalon 3.0
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.3
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Anemone Oak
Outfit ~ Silvan Moon Designs FF 2021 Traveler's Set Dress, BoM leggings, separate Boots  [Classic, Maitreya, Slink] * 

His 
Hair ~ Argrace Gaku (no longer available)
Head & Body ~ Altamura Max full body Bento mesh
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Brent Stone
Outfit ~ Silvan Moon Designs FF 2021 Traveler's Set one piece jerkin and leggings with separate boots [classic sizes, fitmesh] * 

Fantasy Faire 2021 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 22 to Sunday May 9, treat yourself to shopping, dance and theater performances, DJ parties, auctions, questing, our Literary Festival, fantasy art, events and roleplaying as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.

* Featured items are linked to Fantasy Faire shops. Others links are to regular inworld stores or MP.