Saturday, June 8, 2013

Breakfast at Hair Fair!

Hair Fair Photo contest!


Guyyyyyyyyssss! Hair fair is once again upon us! I'm so uber excited about it too! I'm not entering for the contest, but.. I decided to talk to you guys about it because it's a huuuuuuuuge cause that's so dear to my heart. So.. if you don't know, Hair Fair is a yearly event to raise money for Wigs for Kids. Now.. what is Wigs for Kids? Organization that donates wigs.. for kids with cancer. Now, this really means a lot to me because not only do I have cancer, but I have family that's had it, and suffered from it, and passed.. and if you can just put a small smile on their faces, well, that's what matters. Not only that, with my daughter passing after she was born, I have a huge soft spot for children in need, and being able to see a kid with cancer smile, and  have hair.. well, how beautiful is that? I actually am tearing up just writing this. But it is because of this that year after year, many designers flock to these four sims, and donate some of their makings to this wonderful cause. I applaud the organizers for this, because it is truly something beautiful that they're doing.

Now.. one thing about hair fair? It's laggy as hell, you have to fight like hell to get in, and you crash a million and one times while you're there. Truth. But it is sooooo worth it, a lot of designers will have exclusives, and even gifts to help promote their brand. So.. being granted early access alone is a huge thing! Make sure to try and get in, I mean.. what's the worst that could happen?! You get a no? It's still a fun theme to play around, inspiration by movies? Heck yes! I've always wanted to do a Breakfast at Tiffany's poster, and now I have for something that truly inspires me. I'm copying the rules from the website, make sure to read them carefully.

Hair Fair Photo Contest has begun ......


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1. This years theme is “Movies Inspire Me” be as creative as you like, feel free to include other people in your shots.
However, as in previous years, ONLY THE PERSON ENTERING THE PHOTOGRAPH IS ELIGIBLE TO WIN. This years contest will run from the 7th June – 28th June 2013

Examples : Sci-fi, Black & White, Romantic Comedy, Anime, Horror, Country & Western, Thriller, Action, Drama

*No Nudity or sexualy suggestive images, this is a charity event to raise money for Children, naked/revealing pictures and pictures that the committee deem inappropriate will not be accepted, the committee’s say on this is final.

Be creative, but remember we are looking for pictures that focus on the hair and you. PHOTOS SUBMITTED TO THIS POOL MUST HAVE BEEN UPLOADED SINCE THE START OF THE CONTEST, PHOTOS OLDER THAN THE START WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, we want fresh focus and definite passion for this event, and this event only.

2. Feel free to enhance your shot in the photo editing program of choice. We don’t want to see vendor images here or store logos in the background for example. Just remember this isn’t an advertisement but a tribute to hair that you love.Also be aware that we wont be judging your photos on how little or much you know of PS or GIMP, rather the feel of the picture and the capture itself.That being said, please do not “over process”, we want to be able see the hair! – if you must put your name on your images please be sure to make it small and discreet in the bottom left or right of the photo…anything business focussed will not be accepted, names of avatar only.

3. Keep your photos in Second Life size format. Second Life will distort your images when uploaded into SL, and we do not want to have your images look all out of focus in the winners circle if picked.

Sizes options

512 x 512

1024 x 1024

2048 x 2048

512 x 1024

1024 x 2048

4. Photos may only be entered once, and only the person entering the photo is eligible to win. The same photo may not be entered by more than one person. You must have full ownership rights to the photo you are entering. If it was taken by someone else, then you must be allowed to use it in this manner. Check with the photographer before entering because any disputes of ownership of a photo will result in disqualification.

5. Entrants are limited to a total of 8 entries. Enter only your very best photos, as swapping out will not be allowed. We will be keeping track of who enters what, and swapping out your photos after submission will result in your disqualification. We want to make it fair to everyone.

6. In the description of each photo you enter, please include:
* Your Second Life avatar name ( no display names, if your last name is Resident please include that )
* Model/s
* Photographer
* Hair Style Name and Store ( the store does not have to be in Hair Fair 2013 )
* Inspiration Movie ?

7. All photos must be entered by Midnight SLT on 28th June, at that time uploads will be disabled.

8. Winners will be announced just prior to the start of Hair Fair with all winners receiving a special VIP invitation to Hair Fair before it opens its doors to the public.
Winning photos will also be featured at Hair Fair.
First, Second and Third Prize winners will receive prizes from all stores listed, this is a HUGE prize pool.
Seven runners up will also be given early access to Hair Fair 2013, as well as having their photos on display at the event.

You may also showcase past designers who have left Second Life, designers just starting out, or even hair you or a friend made.

All photos will be moderated before being approved into the group pool, please be patient as we are all on different timezones, but the pool will be checked daily. If your photo does not appear after 24 hours, please check that all the rules have been followed..thank you

The judges decisions are final

Prizes cannot be exchanged, negotiated or sent to avatars other than the winners.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Sasy Scarborough in world via notecard.

This year we are very honoured to be working again in conjunction with Wigs For Kids, a fantastic organisation. You can find details about the work they do at www.wigsforkids.org/.

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Prize Sponsors :

Action 
Adoness 
Alice Project
Alli&Ali Designs 
Amacci
Argrace
Ayashi
Bizarre Hair 
Bliensen + MaiTai 
Calico 
ChiChickie
Clawtooth
Colors
Curio Obscura
Curious Kitties
DamselFly Hair 
Deco
Eaters Coma
EMO-tions
Enigma Hair 
Esk-Imo
Exile
Faenzo
Flair
Gauze
Hair Studio One
Iconic 
Ison 
KMADD
Ladies who Lunch
LaViere 
LeLutka
Loovus Dzevavor
LoQ Hair 
MiaMai
Mina 
Nikita Fride 
OhMai
Ploom 
RedMint
Rosy Mood
Slink 
Sugarsmack 
sYs
Tableau Vivant 
Tameless 
Vanity Hair 
VIOLATOR
VR Studio by VR Foundry
Wasabi Pills 
WWinx
Xplosion 
Zibska

Credits for my picture:

Skin: Essences ~ Opera 04 *Sunkissed*
Hair: booN YNO421 hair brown
Tiara: Noodles - Whole New World Tiara Silver/Diamond
Jewelry Set: Donna Flora PRINCESS cream set
Gloves: *BOOM* Dame Elbow Gloves (black satin)
Cat: D+R_CAT_on_head 1
Dress: Color.Me.H.O.F Mesh [Basic Maxi[Black]
Cigarette: The Sea Hole - Parisian Cigarette & Holder (Reg Cig) - Coal
Shoes: [Gos] Boutique - Mae Platform - Black
Pose: Ma Vie. - Revealed 03

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