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Hair Fair Designers — Tabata Jewell

Previously posted @ Its Only Fashion.

Tabata

Tabata Jewell Self-portrait 2015

Tabata Jewell is the force behind the iconic hairstyles at Vanity Hair. Her hair creations are instantly recognizable as she takes a highly individual approach, creating stylized and abstract hair styles that are perfect for high fashion looks.

I love realistic hair styles for everyday wear but one of the reasons that Vanity Hair is on my personal list of favorite hair stores is that she goes in the opposite direction, emphasizing form and innovation over realism. For formal wear, haute style looks and high fashion, that abstraction can be perfect.

 

 

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Vanity Hair Jumper at Hair Fair 2015

It’s Only Fashion: What’s the craziest thing you ever did in Second Life? Most exciting? Silliest? Is there a story you can share that captures your Second Life experience? 

Tabata Jewell: Hello Cajsa!! If I am completely honest with you, it hasn’t been lots of craziness in my SLin the past years. But my beginnings sure were 😊.

When I started in SL, first thing I did was going to a dance club, I think everybody has done so, it is the fastest way to socialize. I can’t recall the name of the club something like breeze, anyway it was a jazzy music dance club. Everyone was wearing gowns and tuxedos, and there I was with my default avi. When I understood than in order to look half decent I need lindens I went to all the clubs looking for a job. And I finally got hired at one. As a stripper 😊. The name of the club was Moonlight , I earned my first lindens there. Had lots of fun, but back then there was no voice so we had to emote everything. I remember sweating at my computer cause I could not emote and take clothes at the same time. Then the club closed. I was really sad. But I decided I wanted to be a geisha and I enter in the Blue Lotus okiya, was there for 2 years and became a senior maiko. In the mean time I started modeling workshops at Modavia and combines both worlds. I finally decided to go for fashion by the hand of Modavia.

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IOF: What drew you to designing hair? When did you start? What are some of the changes that were most significant for you?

TJ: Being in Modavia, I started doing fashion shows. Everything was about being unique so I always looked for the most original look when styling for the runway. Always looking for unique hairs, but it got to a point where the idea and styling I had in mind didn’t match what I found in world. So I decided to create my own hair with a whole of prims put together with some free textures. But it worked! And people would ask me where I got it. So why not sell it? My friend Kay Fairey introduce me to Sascha Frangeli, she gave me the chance to set a store in her sim. That was back in 2009. 😊

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Vanity Hair La Espagnole

You asked me for the most significant changes… Well I think mesh has been with no doubt the most significant one. It completely changed my way of working and building hair. I had to learn everything again from the start.

IOF: How did you choose your store name? Does it have a special meaning for you? 

TJ: When I was buying hair for my stylings I used to make up names to see if by any chance I would discover a new hair store. One I made up was Vanity hair, I enter that name on search, there was no vanity hair. That day I thought that if I ever had a hair store I would name it like that. So when I finally had my hair store coming up with the name was easy, I didn’t even think about it.

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anity Hair Never Wanted

IOF: What is the most challenging part of being a creator in Second Life? What is most rewarding?

TJ: As I commented previously, the most significant change was mesh. That was a challenge right there. If I wanted to keep my hair store I needed to learn mesh. So I did. Amazing all you can learn nowadays online!!! Any doubt, any how-to I go to youtube. Thank you, YouTube!!
The most rewarding things in SL are with no doubt my customers and friends. They give value to what you’ve done, they keep you working when they send you Thank You notes and pictures… Definitely, without them there would not be Vanity Hair. And I want to take the opportunity you have gave me here to express my gratitude and love to them❤

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Masoom Seduction Bodysuit is part of a formal gown. Paired with Baiastice pencil skirt.

IOF: Where do you get inspiration for your designs? What is your process like?

TJ:  Well…music is my main source of inspiration. In fact almost all my hairs are named after a song, a singer, song lyrics…Movies are also a great source of inspiration!! And then although not that often, magazines.

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Vanity Hair Smoke

IOF: What sets your hair styles apart from other hair designers, in your opinion? What is your style or aesthetic?

TJ: Woah! That’s a tough one… I really have no idea. In fact I think this would be a great question for my customers to answer. Regarding my style… Well I know I am retro girl, I love retro!!! So many of my styles reflect that retro mood! But I try to cover as many areas and tastes as I can. You can’t make everyone happy, but the least I can do is try.

 

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IOF: How has your Second Kife changed your first life?

TJ: Well that’s a fight I have. I try to keep my RL and SL balanced and healthy. To me RL comes first. My family, friends and my passion: traveling. So my SL life is built around it. Not easy sometimes. Like when you have Hair Fair to prepare 😜. But you knowit  is for a limit period of time. Then everything goes back to normal. 😊

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Glamistry Galla Pumps

 

 

IOF: Is there anything else you would like to share with readers?

TJ: Thank you, Cajsa, for giving me the opportunity to share a bit of my SL with all of you. I had lots of fun remembering my beginnings and giving the the chance to everyone to know me a little more 😊.

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Vanity Hair Stoned Love

IOF: What does Hair Fair mean to you?

TJ: Hair fair is everything! Hair fair is THE EVENT. I put lots of time into this project cause is not just some other event, is an event with a great cause. Being part of it, is a huge honor. The amount of work that everyone puts on it is amazing. The organizers hardly sleep when the opening is approaching. I think none of us do sleep until it finally starts. Knowing that all those efforts will make thousands of little souls happy , that right there, is the best part. Every year they share with us the thank you notes from Wigs for Kids. Then is when you realize how much it was worth was all the work you did and will be happy to repeat it next year, with no doubt.

Store info at Blogging Second Life
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  • Poses: aDorkable
  • HUDS: AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
    Slink Ankle Lock
    Skin: Adam & Eve Gina Tone A
  • Mesh Attachments: Lelutka Mesh Head Karin
    Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Left V2.1
    Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Right V2.1
    Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – L – Elegant1
    Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – R – Elegant1
    Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
    Slink Physique Utilities (alpha and layers) HUD V2.0
  • Appliers: AE Eyeshadow G Smoke 5 (Lelutka)
    AE Lipstick G Set 4 Lelutka
    Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – set 222
    AE Skin Appliers for Physique TA
    AE Gina TA Red Appliers for Lelutka Mesh Heads
    Lelutka KArin Hairbase Applier
    [[ Masoom ]] Slink Physique hud seduction
  • Eyes: Aphotic Gloom – Aquilius Eyes (Hazel)Small
  • Hair: Vanity Hair For Hair Fair 2015
  • Clothing: *BOOM* After – Crop Jacket (dandelion) m
    Masoom Seduction top/bodysuit
    Baiastice_Ann Pencil Skirt-autumn drive
  • Shoes: Glamistry : GALLA Heels
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Jewell in Walnut & Mr. X plus G-DUBS & Photo Contest

Previously posted @ Perceptions Sita Writer.

On some nights, it is best to stop thinking about the past, and all that has been won and lost.  On nights like this, finding an exotic new skin, called Jewell in Walnut by October 4Seasons Skins uplifts the spirit.

Jewell in Walnut is a “gem” of a skin in a rich sensual mocha tone that comes with 5 different make-up options and slink appliers. For added sizzle pair this skin with an eye catching and unforgettable Shape from October 4 Season Skins, you won’t believe just how good you can look!  Mr. X had to take a cold shower!

The new release by G-DUBS is a breezy silk pantsuit called Parteee Time Jumpsuit in Purple. The rainbow colors of the silk top compliments the dark silk texture of the pants making this perfect for a formal or casual “parteee”!

The scent of jasmine on the late night Nile breeze and the crescent moon reminds me of desire and real love…and one thousand different things — and oh so many images.

Wearing:

Skin – NEW – Jewell Walnut- October 4Seasons

Body – October 4Seasons
Direct LM  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FFL%20Los%20Angeles/153/94/110

Outfit – NEW – G-DUBS – Parteee Purple
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sea%20Breeze/135/138/22
MP- https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/145691

Hair – Boon-MMK375

The Photo Contest Scoop for G-Dubs

G-Dubs is also hosting a monthly contest for group members.  The next contest begins on April 1 and ends on April 22. The contest rules are:
1. JOIN G-DUBS NETWORK GROUP
2. GO TO MAIN STORE SELECT 3 DESIGNS (MUST BE FROM CURRENT COLLECTION.  DISCOUNT STORE AND COSTUME SHOPS EXCLUDED) FORMAL, SEMI-FORMAL, CASUAL
3. STYLE TO YOUR LIKING
4.  PHOTOGRAPH EACH DESIGN STYLE AND LABEL WITH YOUR COMPLETE AVATAR NAME AND STYLE EXAMPLE  
a.  V0NA ALLEN G-DUBS CLOSET CASUAL LOOK,
b.  VONA ALLEN G-DUBS CLOSET FORMAL LOOK 
c.  VONA ALLEN G-DUBS CLOSET SEMI-FORMAL LOOK
5.  UPLOAD ALL THREE PICS TO G-DUBS CLOSET CONTEST PAGE ON FLICKR DURING THE OPEN TIME PERIOD.
JUDGING
ALL PICS WILL BE REVIEWED AFTER OPEN PERIOD IS CLOSED;
FIVE SEMI-FINALISTS WILL BE SELECTED FROM THE GROUP AND INVITED TO THE G-DUBS CLOSET ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
6.  THE NEXT MONTH THE SAME PROCEDURE WILL APPLY.  IF YOU PREVIOUSLY APPLIED THE PREVIOUS MONTH YOU MAY RE-ENTER USING THE DESIGNS PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED
7. WHEN CONTEST IS CLOSED ALL SEMI-FINALIST WILL BE NOTIFIED  
8. DATE WILL BE SET FOR ALL SEMI-FINALIST TO SHOW THEIR BEST G-DUBS CLOSET DESIGN (THIS MAY BE A NEW OR PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED DESIGN)  
9.  THREE JUDGES WILL SELECT 5 FINALISTS FROM THE GROUP
10.  WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED FROM THE 5 FINALISTS
PRIZES
TOP WINNER – MALE AND FEMALE WILL RECEIVE 
CASH, PRIZES AND THE TITLE OF MR OR MISS G-DUBS CLOSET 2015 FOR 1 YEAR. 
THEY ALSO WILL BE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FOLLOWING:
A.  THE SPRING/SUMMER FASHION SHOW WHERE THEY WILL BE INTRODUCED AND GIVEN FULL RECOGNITION AND CROWNED 
B.  APPEAR IN MAGAZINE AD AS THE WINNERS OF THE MR AND MISS G-DUBS CLOSET CONTEST 
 WINNERS 5 K (L$ 5,000) EACH MALE AND FEMALE 
 JEWELS AND THE ABOVE MENTIONED PRIZES 
2ND PLACE WINNERS 3K (L$ 3,000) EACH MALE AND FEMALE
3RD PLACE WINNERS  2K (L$ 2,000) EACH MALE AND FEMALE
4TH PLACE WINNERS   L$ 1,500 G- DUBS CLOSET GIFT CERTIFICATE MALE OR FEMALE EACH
5TH PLACE WINNERS   L$ 1,500 G- DUBS CLOSET GIFT CERTIFICATE MALE OR FEMALE EACH
*SHOULD WINNERS BE UNABLE TO FULFILL ANY REQUEST SUBSEQUENT WINNERS WILL BE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE
GREAT STYLING, SHOW YOUR SWAG AND GOOD LUCK IN THE CONTEST EVERYONE!

Jewell Walnut

Previously posted @ VERSUS Magazine.

  Skin - Jewell Walnut by Ocober´s 4Season -Makeup 3 Thin             Included applier Slink Hands and Feet- Applier Omega              Open Tooth Tatoo http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/115/126/3003

Skin – Jewell Walnut by Ocober´s 4Season -Makeup 3 Thin
Included applier Slink Hands and Feet- Applier Omega
Open Tooth Tatoo
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/115/126/3003


Etheria and Jewell Noir

Previously posted @ You’d Better Work Bitch!.

 
Texture on shoes is Animated for an extra cool look and comes in many color options!!

Outfit:~Blacklace Lounge~ Jewell  Noir: Wine Satin & Blk Lace
SLink:! Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High ! & ! Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Casual !
Shoes:~*P!P*~ Etheria Ankle Bootie – Pink (Animated glitter texture. Cool!)
Hair: Magika [01] Lemon
Skin:- Glam Affair – Penny FLF – Viva la noce (Jamaica Tone)
Eyes: pc eyes – classic gen4 – m/r – calm sea

BlackLace Lounge – Jewell Noir

Previously posted @ He Styles She Styles.

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I wish I could make it easy
Easy to love me, love me
But still I reach
To find a way
I’m stuck here in between
I’m looking for the right words to say

Waves – Mr. Probz

What She Styled:

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Blacklace Lounge – Jewell Noir – available at Burlesque event
Chop Zuey – Dancin Daisies Wht/PK Necklace
Chop Zuey – Dancin Daisies Wht/Pk Bangles
Chop Zuey – Dancin Daisies earrings
Lode – Viora pink
Little Bones – Girl
Whatever Iodine – Pink available at the Fashion Fair
PF – Glossy pout
Glam Affair Dark line
Glam Affair Couture Eyeliner

Pose by Slouch


Blog post #634 Fi’s Creations is at the WILD WHITE Hunt (Cheryne Jewell Hunt)

Previously posted @ Sohhh Sarah .

Check this out!

Outfit: Fi’s Creations: WILD WHITE Gown www.fiscreations.com

Eyes: Amacci: Emerald Eyes – 9 http://slurl.com/secondlife/Amacci/133/136/23


Jewell

Previously posted @ VERSUS Magazine.

  Beautiful Skin by October´s 4Season´s  Jewell Marigold Ombre,Abs Makeup 3  Included Slink Applier -Hand and Feet http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/137/92/3002

Beautiful Skin by October´s 4Season´s
Jewell Marigold Ombre,Abs Makeup 3
Included Slink Applier -Hand and Feet
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/137/92/3002


SugarBabeZ~Gothi with Hud & .WoW Skins. Elsa Tan FATPACK & SHAPE & SugarBabeZ~Athena HeadBand with Hud & SugarBabeZ~If hugs was leaves Jewell Set & SugarBabeZ~Diva!Heels with Hud

MODEL ORCHIDEA AEON
SKIN——>WoW Skins. Elsa Tan FATPACK & SHAPE for store WoW Skins.
DRESS AND JEWELRY AND TIARA AND SHOES——>SugarBabeZ~Gothi with Hud & SugarBabeZ~Athena HeadBand with Hud & SugarBabeZ~If hugs was leaves Jewell Set & SugarBabeZ~Diva!Heels with Hud all items for store SugarBabeZ
and marketplace