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So for once I had set out this plan to “blog with the big girls/boys” concerning Skin Fair 2013 coverage. I had my favourite skins I wanted to show you…but then RL happened and SL was hating me hardcore for just being logged in. So, as you probably know Skin Fair 2013 is under way and let me tell you, it is really good this year! Not just the new skins but the sims themselves! I went today to grab Zara, the new Glam Affair skin for the event and there was NO lag. I was even on ULTRA (!!) graphics, tons of people there and zero lag. Congratulations to the organizers and builders who designed this (other event should take notice, just saying). Now on to the pretty pictures.
Let me start by saying how funny I think it is that when LOGO came out with their Hybrid Mesh Avatar, Chloe, almost everyone was up in arms about “losing their face” and their “originality”. Some people got over it eventually and embraced it. Now enter Snow Rabbit‘s Nea (which everyone loves, no talk about losing their face and whatnot). I was all for Chloe so naturally I
wanted needed Nea. Creator Shirousagi Noel was amazingly generous enough to send me a copy and I haven’t taken it off since getting it. You probably know by now how “great” I am about writing reviews so I’ll save you the pain. Like usual, Juicybomb has a detailed review, so does So Hawt SL. I’m sure there are bunch more great reviews out there, so have fun reading!
Nea is a younger face compared to LOGO‘s Chloe and Sadie, and much more lifelike. There’s only a few issues I have with Nea. For the life of me, I can’t figure out the eyes. Looking at everyone’s pictures and blog posts, I find I have crazy eyes (hence why the eyes are closed in both pictures). Besides that, the head itself is simply amazing.
I also kinda of went a little crazy and took about 40 pictures last night and figured I might as well show you the new Gos Lolita Espadrille. They are an update to mesh of the original but awesome-r and have the new Colour+ System. If I understand correctly, Colour+ means if you buy the same shoes in different colours, you won’t have to change the actual shoe to wear different colours. You’ll have the ability to mix and match. They are now available at The Boutique by TLC until April 10th, along with an exclusive Cherry Blossom style that I had to get because they are so pretty! FYI – These are only 495L, whether that will be the price in the mainstore after I’m not sure. So get them now while you can!
The March round of Arcade has started. Obviously. If you’re lucky enough to get in, congratulations! If you’re not, then you’re prowling the yard sales. Like me! I’ve pretty much already got most of the items I’ve wanted just through yard sales including the Classic Vintage Roller Skates from The Secret Store and Clawtooth‘s Doolittle (although I’ve been searching long and hard for the Girl Next Door colour with no luck).
If you’re patient, you can always wait another few days for the hype to calm down and make it in but if patience is not one of your virtues, then head to one of the many, many yard sales.
Most “popular” stores are leaving system layers behind and turning to mesh. One store that is still rocking the layers is Gawk! So much so, that updated versions of products are being released, including the Tummy Shirt. The collar and sleeves are prim attachments and is now available in a ton of new colours aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand there are Tango appliers, sol separately, for every colour. Gawk has been ‘updating’ many products to include Tango appliers so definitely head over and see what’s available if you’re looking for sexy, not trashy, clothing to wear with your Tangos.
Truth also has three new hairs out, the full release of January (fades pack is the free group gift), an aptly named Winter that comes with a colour changing scarf, and this super cute Zuzka, which is a great loose, messy, loopy pigtail style.
This year’s Vintage Fair is gearing up to be dress-tastic. I happened to pick up coldLogic’s Gish dress while browsing the soon to be opened sims. I know, this isn’t a new Vintage Fair release but it’s got that retro look to it, like 50’s rockabilly style. Plus it looks great with the Explorer Bag from STATUS. The bag is part of a pose set aptly named Explorer and is just one of many sets available from STATUS at the fair.
Hair ♦ Wasabi Pills / Sylvie
Sunglasses ♦ Izzie’s
Dress ♦ coldLogic / Gish
Bag ♦ STATUS
Poses ♦ oOo Studio