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Electric Youth

I feel like the era of my tweens and early teens (aka late 80s/early 90s) is suddenly super popular again. From the recent debut of the Rewind event, with it’s 90’s theme, to some of the fun color combos at various events (like Uber), it just feels a bit surreal.

So maybe it’s not surprising that I found myself feeling a big nostalgic, and that before long said nostalgia led me to listen to Electric Youth, which came out in 1989. This iconic Debbie Gibson album inspired a line of cosmetics and a fragrance, all of which I – naturally – had. See, I was fascinated by Debbie Gibson. She wrote all of the songs on her album, and she also produced six of the ten tracks on the album entirely on her own. It was only with her first album that I had learned a strange lesson… not all singers are songwriters. Up until Out of the Blue got a lot of attention for having been written by a 16 year-old, it never dawned on me that singers didn’t also write their song lyrics or music. This is undoubtedly the result of being a songwriter’s daughter; my dad was in bands my entire childhood, and they wrote everything they did that wasn’t a cover and my dad was the primary lyricist. So it kind of never occurred to me that other people didn’t write their own songs.

At any rate, this revelation made Debbie Gibson a hero of mine. I was six years younger than her, but she was doing amazing things. Then she became Eponine in Les Mis (“On My Own” was “my” song; I sang it in 8th grade and related deeply to it), and that just sealed it for me. Debbie Gibson was totally amazing.

So, this was my tribute to that time in my life… a skort (!) and chunky plastic ring from Decoy, a cropped t-shirt with the word “dazed” from Tee*Fy at N21, some curly pigtails and blunt bangs, brand new from Truth and available at the current round of Uber. Uber has a brand new layout to help make shopping easier., and a great big bubble of pink gum, thanks to Catwa. Oh, and the perfect 90s-esque photo backdrop courtesy of Mons! I swear I know someone with framed prints that looked like this wall.

Pop Sugar

I just got the Catwa (bento) Kimberly head, as a birthday gift from a dear friend. I chose Kimberly over Catya and Lilo, Catwa’s other two heads (another one, Lona, is either newly out or about to be released) neither of which felt very “me,” even with shape changes. But Kimberly does! It’s very cute and works well with fuller lips and larger eyes. I am featuring some items from the February Powder Pack here. This skin applier is Kelly, from Amara. I wasn’t familiar with Amara but I loved this applier. That’s one of the fun things about these subscription boxes. You get to try out some stores you don’t know! I’m wearing the Powder Pack eyeliner/shadow by DeeTaleZ, which was tintable, so I made it this very 90s teal shade to match my hair. And the lipgloss is from Pink Fuel’s Powder Pack release. My lashes are also from Powder Pack, by Bold & Beauty. I had some trouble adjusting mesh eyes to fit in my Catwa head (and unlike the LeLutka heads, you must use mesh eyes). While Catwa’s heads come with rigged eyes, I wanted more options. Ultimately, the eyes I found easiest to adjust to my shape were from theSkinnery’s Palermo collection. These also have an OMEGA applier version, as well as system eyes. Oh and the adorable moles are another Powder Pack release, from okbye!

Electric Youth

If you missed the Powder Pack you can buy it later, but please note that the original price is $L1500 and after the price is L$3000 so it’s worth it if you love makeup and skins! Plus, there is going to be a LeLutka version starting later this month… now I just have to figure out which version I want! Gah!

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Kimberly mesh (bento) head
Amara: Kelly skin applier – tone 3 Powder Pack
[TheSkinnery]: Palermo mesh eyes – #7
Bold & Beauty: Classic Collection Lash – Giselle V1 Powder Pack
okbye: Dalmatian beauty marks Powder Pack
DeeTaleZ: Beautiful Eyes Collection – tintable liner Powder Pack
Pink Fuel: Juicy Drop lip collection – bento for Catwa Powder Pack
Truth: Kyoko hair w/bangs Uber
Tee*fy: Brooklyn shirt – Dazed N21
Decoy: Courtney Skort – white, 90s Classics gacha – Chunky ring plain mint (these were at the Rewind event and may not be in the mainstore just yet)
Reign: Millani sandals
Infiniti: Carefree pose 2
MONS / 3D: 90s Photoshoot Decor (style5) RARE

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Getting my geek on

The Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair opened this week, and this is an event that every geek/nerd simply must visit! There is something for nerds and geeks of all types… and the build for the event is very cute and easy to navigate (and I say that as someone who gets lost at pretty much every event ever). I’m definitely a serious geek/nerd and usually walk around in a group tag that says “Proud Dork.” So this fair was just about custom made for me (and people like me!).

I’m wearing the jumper of a dress from SySy’s for this event, along with eyeliner from Mons that’s also at the Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair. My awesome boots are from fri.day. fri.day is a part of the Geeks ‘n’ Nerds fair, but these boots are a Shoetopia release! You still have a few days to head over to Shoetopia and grab all the gorgeous shoes. Remember, this is a charity event, so every designer has out at least one 100% donation item, and the charity, Soles 4 Souls is working to help, among others, the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. This is a way you can do your own part to help a great cause, while having fun shopping, so do be sure to check it out before it ends on the 30th!

My Favorite Dorks

The build I used in these pics is the Neva Captain’s House from Scarlet Creative for the current round of Collabor88. It’s a really unique, quirky build and I fell in love with it the minute I saw it. I plan to take some more pics of it soon, but in the meantime, do take a minute to visit the demo at Collabor88! It’s a not-to-be-missed home for anyone who loves the unusual.

Most of the decor items are from the Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair. You will find the full credits at the bottom of this post, with the ones available at the fair tagged accordingly. My cute pose, complete with prop, is from Kuro In Motion. It’s not a fair item, but seemed appropriate for the post!

Dork Side Collage

To those who celebrate, have a wonderful Thanksgiving! More from me soon.

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion
Glam Affair: Vera – America – Clean w/lips 02 and moles A
Mons: Eyeliner Smokey – turquoise Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
Lamb: Thieves Like Us hair – Ugly Red Lipstick
IKON: Perspective eyes – Chocolate
Kokolores: Basic Shirts brights – aqua 1
SySy’s: 11011011 dress – black w/pocket Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
Flair: toeless stockings – teal
SLink: Mesh hands – elegant & casual
Elephante Poses: Once Upon A Dream nails (for SLink) Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
fri.day: river boots – bedrock Shoetopia
Wimey: Fairy Companion – classic blue (Rare) Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
Kuro In Motion: Dork! prop pose

Decor
Scarlet Creative: Neva Captain’s House Collabor88
What Next: Novelle desk, chair & notebook and pen
tea.s: Puzzle Cube Chair – Mixed Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
floorplan: typewriter gacha – red (former Arcade item)
Second Spaces: geeky busted monitor, geeky loose cables, geeky old school game cartridges, geeky game controllers & geeky penholder loose keys Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
Alouette: Ctrl Alt Delete Key Rack Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
The Secret Store: 8 Bits Frames – Linked Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
MishMish: Mr. Spoon and Princess Donut (boxed) dolls Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair

Events

Hair Fair!!!

(I wanted to edit this post because Seraphim did such amazing coverage of this event, and it will help you in your shopping! Check out their post here!)

The Hair Fair opens tomorrow!!! The event runs through July 29th, so you’ll have plenty of time to go and grab all sorts of goodies. This is a charity event and proceeds go to Wigs For Kids. This fabulous organization helps benefit children who have lost their hair due to various medical conditions, as well as cancer treatments.

In this post, I want to share some of the awesome Hair Fair 2012 gifts you can find at the event. Later, I’ll be doing posts featuring some of the hair I bought. Freebies are great, and I am very thankful to the designers who worked hard to provide some fabulous gifts… but please also buy some hair, if you can. This charity really deserves some love!

For the sake of both saving time and showing the freebies in fairly true form, I did very little editing on these pics beyond cropping and some smudging of harsh edges. However, before I show you the freebies… here’s a look at the “low lag” freebie outfit provided by DCNY for the event. There are two top options and two pant options. You also get a selection of hairbases from Exile, however I chose to buy this utterly adorable bandana made by Callie Cline of KittyCatS. It was all of $L50, but that money goes to Wigs For Kids and every penny counts. It’s a great way to go low lag and still be stylish, and tons of designers and bloggers (not me, lol) created bandanas you can buy. Mine is the Bengal Sorrel, which is one of several from KittyCatS!

And a close up of the adorable bandana… also, read more about the Bandana Day project here.

Okay, now humor me for a moment while we address lag. They’ve taken some remarkable measures to help reduce lag, the details of which are on the blog. However, any crowded SL event will have lag. You can do your part to help lower the lag by removing scripted objects and wearing a low lag outfit. If you don’t like the official Hair Fair one, create one of your own! I have a default “low lag” look saved in my outfits folder, just for occasions like this one. Furthermore, despite my blogger vanity, I don’t give a rat’s ass about walking around bald or without my AO. I’d rather do my part to help lower lag! My “official” low lag outfit is featured in the other pics. Oh, also… I’m wearing Maitreya flip flops in my pics, but my default low lag look has no shoes or prim feet at all. I’ve seen some people debating on forums or Plurk about this issue, and frankly, it’s just plain silly. If you’re so vain you can’t handle waddling like a newb to help lower lag, skip crowded events. Especially when they are for charity! Okay, off my soapbox now. Which means… FREEBIE TIME!

First up… Hinako had a cute Hair Fair gift in Mocha. I added the Red Mint heart pin mouthie that they had out as a gift. I think this hair would be especially cute on a kid avie. It’s also has a scripted resizer in it, which came in handy because my head is apparently rather huge.

Next… Clawtooth had out a cute style called Cosmic Love in Dusty Black. I like this hair, but I will warn any avs with bigger boobs that it’s likely to go inside you. My boobs are about a 46, with gravity pretty low for mesh, and it still went inside me in most poses. But… it’s free and cute, so really, who can complain?

Milana had out a very cute style, with several color options, as a gift. This shade is called ginger and the hair is called Mel.

At ChiChickie I found a cute freebie, but what stood out especially was the adorable Zen hairpin that came with it. It’s a separate attachment, so you can use it for other hair, too. Also, this hair came with a hud so you get a lot of color choices.

if you’re into dreadlocks, be sure you stop by Discord Designs. They have an awesome mesh hair gift, as you can see below, and you get several color choices and hairbases, too. There’s also more than one style in their freebie bag. This is Jada in Deep Red.

Colors has out a free gift in a ton of, well… colors. I went with the dark brown. This one is really cute, and was one of my favorites.

I had a lot of “wow, I didn’t know that store made hair” while I was walking the sims (which, btw… they did an AMAZING job of laying this event out and it’s SO easy to navigate). Mons was one of those stores! But this freebie, Mare, from there is utterly adorable and comes in multiple colors. I’m wearing the red.

The Most Creative freebie award goes, hands down, to Nashuru, with their Botanical Pigtails gift. This “hair” is so clever, and though I can’t think of a reason I’d ever need it, I also know I will never delete it… because it’s well done, quirky and the second I delete it, I’ll have some reason to want it!

Finally… the Best Hair Fair freebie award goes to Alice Project. Tessa is mesh, and comes in two versions – with and without bangs. It also comes with a mini version of her Nova Hud. You get a great selection of natural colors, and well. It’s just so freakin’ cute. I’m wearing the version with bangs, and I made a dirty joke about this earlier to my friend Nimil, but uhm. Yeah. Anyway. Here’s the pic!

At any rate, if you only make a point to find one freebie at the event, this is definitely the one to find in my opinion!

That is all from me for now. Credits for everything else in the pics can be found down yonder!

~Lucie

Credits
Skin: Izzie’s – Estella – Sunkissed
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Deep Hazel
Top: Atomic – Kawaii T for A Limited – Hot Mess (short)
Flip Flops: Maitreya – Lucid
Nails: RezIpsa Loc – Sparkly – Diamond
Poses: Embody – Lust 5 & Rapunzel 2