Ophelia's Gaze: My Top 10 Favorite Styles from Second Life's Hair Fair (Part 2)
Iris Ophelia's ongoing review of virtual world and MMO fashion
Last week I shared my first five favorite styles from this year's Hair Fair. With the fair wrapping up this coming Friday, I'd better give you a chance to pick up my final five styles as well, so let's cut to the chase!
Bombshell, by Sebastien Aries of Shag [Click here to teleport to Shag at HAIR FAIR]
Sometimes hairstyles really call out to me to buy a specific color, and to me this style just begs to be worn blonde! I'm not usually a fan of Shag hairs to be perfectly honest, as they often don't quite fit my head properly, but the cropped curls of this sassy short style are absolutely perfect and it required very minimal adjustment on my part. Love at first sight!
Pretty Words, by Bubbles Clawtooth of Clawtooth [Click here to teleport to Clawtooth at HAIR FAIR]
Pretty Words is a very versatile long style, with a prim attachment to add extra length to the bottom. I found it a little awkward to make this attachment blend naturally with the rest of the hair, but it's picture perfect for snapshots. I adored the subtle details at the back of the neck as well, which goes to show how much care went into this style's construction.
Keep reading for my last three heartstopping hairdos!
Papillon, by Calico Felisimo of Rosy mood [Click here to teleport to Rosy mood at HAIR FAIR]
I would have loved to have this style a couple weeks ago for my post about Second Life Lolita style, it's absolutely ideal! Beautiful ringlet curls like this can be difficult to achieve in SL, so naturally a good curly style can be hard to find. This isn't for the casual hair-curler, but it's a great style to top off more outlandish ensembles.
Tilda, by as001 Littlething of [kik] [Click here to teleport to [kik] at HAIR FAIR]
Tilda, like the Clawtooth style I mentioned earlier, comes with attachments to add extra length, but where this hair really shines is in it's beatiful, soft-looking waves. There's a kind of natural and haphazard beauty to this style that is again all to hard to capture in a Second Life hairstyle, and Tilda manages it marvellously.
Fine, also by as001 Littlething of [kik]
Speaking of haphazard beauty, this second style from [kik] definitely takes it to the limit. I feel like it might almost be cheating to include two styles from this designer on my list, but [kik] has quickly become one of my top hair brands in spite of their relatively small line. as001 manages to make incredibly natural and ernest looking hairstyles-- not the hair of a supermodel in a magazine, but the hair of a cute girl at a bus stop. it's a grounded kind of beauty that SL fashion desperately needs more of.
For more Hair Fair goodness, check out Anya Ohmai's stunning themed pictorial sets (that put me to shame!) And I've got the guys covered as well: Gasolinealex Serevi has been posting some of the best men's styles on his blog, YouStyleSL! There really is a style at Hair Fair for everyone!
Iris Ophelia (Janine Hawkins IRL) has been featured in the New York Times and has spoken about SL-based design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and with pop culture/fashion maven Johanna Blakley.