All That Glitters

All that glitters may not be gold but I don’t think any of us can deny its irresistable lure. There’s something decadent about wearing it from head to toe and just revelling in the soft glow of warm, golden light. It’s very fancy.

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I’ve wanted to put a picture like this together from the moment I saw Gos’ gorgeous Lesina sandals at the newest round of FaMESHed because, goodness, look at them. It’s no secret that I have a weakness for shiny things, pretty trinkets and doodads, but I do try to keep it classy when class is the aim. 😉

Styling, for me, isn’t just about wearing a thing I like anymore, though. I’m always looking for cohesion. Bringing different elements together from different corners of the grid is something that satisfies me beyond measure but .. let me share a little bit of my process with you here:

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Hair Fair 2016 Pre-Show!

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Mask and Mien’s official coverage of Hair Fair 2016!

I’m Portia Pexington, coming to you live from the Hair Fair’s ‘Backlot East‘ location, just one of four full shopping sims and two camming sims dedicated to this landmark event!

It’s hard to live in Second Life and not be aware of Hair Fair – it’s one of the core events on the grid and, as always, a percentage of the ‘Fair’s proceeds are donated to Wigs For Kids, an important and established charitable organization dedicated to providing children suffering from hair loss with the tools they need to maintain their self-image and esteem. Although most of us approach Hair Fair as a shopping event, and rightly so, it’s important to remember that while so many of us indulge in our Second Life hair addiction there are so many people in Real Life that go without. If you’re able to donate to this cause, like so many content creators who are so generous with their time and profits, I urge you to do it. Remember that the greatest power we can claim in Second Life is the power to do good things for others. ❤

Hair Fair First

With only a few hours before Hair Fair 2016’s official opening, we at Mask and Mien have prepared a special report to help you, our readers, navigate this massive event with minimal fuss. So without further ado, I’m thrilled to share our first ever…

Hair Fair Pre-Show!


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Our Tools Of The Trade

[UPDATED: 4/2/2106 – FATE eye poser HUD]

The first installment of our guides/tutorials involves some helpful tools that we use for doing photographs/posing in Second Life. These are by no means ALL of the tools that are out there, they are however the ones we use most often here at Mask and Mien. I’ll go through a brief explanation of each one’s capabilities and my personal experience with them. I highly recommend all of them.

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This handy little HUD has saved me more times then I can count. It saves your camera angles, so in the event of a crash (which always seems to happen to me at the worst time) you can go right back to that awesome angle you had lined up. For only L$199 it’s well worth it’s price.

It saves angles based on the region you’re in so you can have multiple angles for different regions. Keep in mind that with it being region based the angles will only load in that region. You can easily manage all of the angles from the menu, allowing you to rename them, list all of them, and delete specific angles or entire regions. I highly recommend it to anyone who crashes, and I would guess most of us do, it’s my number one tool of the trade.

Where to find it: SL Marketplace or Inworld
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