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Tides

I loved all of the Fantasy Faire sims this year, but my favorite had to be the Tides solely because of personal preferences. It reminds me of Rome – all the marble – and combines it right in the middle of the water… did someone read my mind?

Fantasy Faire 2012 - Tides

I sat on the benches here and communed with the birds for a bit – it was exactly what I needed.

Fantasy Faire 2012 - Tides

Okay, last day of the Fantasy Faire – time to finish up that last minute shopping, and picture taking, etc. etc. Just be sure to go, you will be disappointed if you don’t see these sims in (virtual) person. While you’re there… well, you know the drill by now.


Checking our work…

Every good fairy knows to go back and check that their work is flourishing.

Innocent Fluttering

Naturally, if you’ve already done a good job, you can easily turn a quality control visit into a chance to stop and smell the flowers.

Fluttering

Well, the petite train has hit, and I honestly didn’t think I’d get on, but when Aikea Rieko from Plastik was going to put her skins to them, well… I couldn’t hold out. Besides, I had heard how wonderful mesh hands were, and .. two birds and all that.
Mesh hands are wonderful. I mean, I love mesh anyway (lazy blogger is lazy and not adjusting is a dream) and this is just great. Very minimal weird angles in poses – not only is there minimal clothing adjustment, it’s fun to actually be pixie size. (You should try it, I promise it’s not addictive.)

Plastik can be found on the Ruins of Nu Orne, while Evie’s Closet is on the Tides sim. The Fantasy Faire closes tonight – so I’ll stop spamming about it, but that also means that time is running down to go check it out.

Styling Credits (Fantasy Faire sims only right now, will update with other information after the Faire closes)
Pic 1
Golden Dress: Evie’s Closet – Elizabeth for Petites(Gold; RFL donation item) (R)
Petite Avatar: Plastik – Peach (Naked) (R)
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Orion for Petites
Eyes: Mayfly – Mesh Eyes (Absinthe Shadow)

Pic 2
Flower Outfit: Epic – La Fae Rose Outfit (Black, RFL donation item)
Petite Avatar: Plastik – Chorus (Inhibitor) (R)
Hair: BooN – XFE 275 (Purple; resized to fit)
Eyes: Mayfly – Mesh Eyes (Amber Pitch)

Poses (both pics): LAP, Posies, Alchemy Immortalis


Shadow’s Claw

It was a dark and stormy night when the raiders reached the cove at Shadow’s Claw. Their ship hit rocks and they abandoned it in their determination to reach the mountainside before dawn.

Fantasy Faire 2012 - Shadow's Claw

Working their way through the town, they left it undisturbed, for once. Their goal was the keep on the mountain, and they had to reach it before daybreak or their mission would be a failure – provided the legend was true. Better not to take the chance, after all.

Fantasy Faire 2012 - Shadow's Claw

Having just passed the gates, it was clear to the defenders that the gods were, indeed on their side. Instead of waking to a battle, they woke to a new set of statues along the path down to the village. Frozen in time, the statues serve as a reminder of what happens to those who try to take this particular keep.

Fantasy Faire 2012 - Shadow's Claw

Better to be expedient, after all.*

*Fanciful story not endorsed by the Fantasy Faire… just something I made up wandering around the sim. It’s the kind of place that just begs for a story.


Not quite a fish…

…not quite a human, but that’s what makes mermaids so special – so magical.

Who doesn’t want to play under the water? Enjoying the sunshine and being able to swim without having to come up for air. Perfection.

Swirl

But there are some small group of mermaids who want to experience life above the waves. Luckily, this one doesn’t have to worry about turning into sea foam. Still, some habits die hard – especially when you’ve first lost your tail. Thank goodness for sea shells. (More on my Flickr.)

Still Swimming

The important stuff… Mer-chandise Cove provided the beautiful mermaid outfit in picture 1 for one of their RFL donation items at the Fantasy Faire. They can be found on Siren’s Secret. The top and belt is the Tidal Treasure item from their regular catalog. So glad I got to try out this new-to-me store!

Styling Credits (last day of the Fantasy Faire – I’ll add the rest of the SLurls after the Faire ends)
Mermaid top/tail (Pic 1): Mer-chandise Cove (R)
Shell top/belt (Pic 2): Mer-chandise Cove (R)
Skin: Plastik – Aquamer (Virilia (Pic 1); Shimah (Pic 2))
Hair: Truth – Aloha (Teal-Pic 1); Exile – Breeze (Russet-Pic 2)
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Iced Jasmine (Pic 1); Black Swan (Pic 2)

Poses: Creative Insanity (part of mermaid AO – not still poses, but still lovely!)


Pegasus

Until I volunteered to blog for this year’s Fantasy Faire, I had never considered taking on any animal avatar.

Hoof it - Rearing

Now, I’m so happy I got to try one out! This Pegasus is really cool. The horse comes on its own, the wings separately, and they come together perfectly. It also comes with an AO that lets you walk, graze, stand, and fly like a horse (with wings) would. Very cool.

Hoof it - Pegasus

Hoof it! can be found on the Tides.

Styling Credits (Faire links only now. Will add any others after the Faire closes!)
Horse avatar/poses/AO: Hoof It! (R)


It was supposed to be glamorous!

…but it was boring. She knew she looked incredible, but that would never make talking about property lines interesting.

Glamorous Boredom

The worst part was that she had hopes for today’s meeting. There was a particular prince who was supposed to be there, and she had spent a good part of the morning trying to decide the best way to get rid of everyone else handle his visit.

Thinking

Finding out that the prince you were expecting is just a charmning prim-dropper… you know the type, drops a whole house on someone else’s land – without permission. Acting like any open space is their own, personal, sandbox. Well, it’s good that a practiced come hither look can also tell someone to go slither away.

Come Hither

Here’s the really important stuff… that gorgeous red dress? Evie’s Closet. Those beautifully textured table and chairs? Rustica. The table and chairs are mesh, by the way. Evie’s Closet can be found at The Tides. Rustica can be found at Devil’s Locket. If you go through the teleporter in Rustica’s shop, you can see the table and chairs displayed in the new mesh house available for a special price at the Faire. Fair warning (no pun intended) – if this is your style, you’re going to want to buy everything in sight. I know I did.

Styling Credits (As usual, I’ll add main store links after the Fantasy Faire is done – if you’re looking for them in the meantime, you can find them on my SL Places page)

Dress: Evie’s Closet – Elora II (Ruby); RFL donation item (R)
Shoes: SLink – Lulu Stilettos (Metallic Gold)
Skin: Glam Affair – Linn (Natural)
Hair: Lelutka – Oscar (Blonde Fun)
Eyes: IKON – Sunrise (Aspen)

Poses: Rustica (Chair with sitting pose /R); LAP
Table: Rustica (R)


We get an extra day!

Great news! We get an extra day to enjoy the Fantasy Faire – it will be open through Monday, April 30th.

So, while you have the extra day – check out all there is to offer. There’s a radio station, the sims, and so many amazing creators all in one place.

Try the mystical entrance to the Ruins of Nu Orne. What happens next depends on which direction you go from the landing point.

Fantasy Faire 2012 - Ruins of Nu Orne

There’s really only one word I can think of when I look at all of this… lush. I just want to reach out and touch it, and then I want to go exploring.

Fantasy Faire 2012 - Ruins of Nu Orne

Fantasy Faire 2012 - Ruins of Nu Orne


Lenka

Ever wanted to be a gypsy?

Dancing with the trees

Now that I’ve finally been able to get back in world, I have a suggestion. Lenka is a great new release from Evie’s Closet at the Fantasy Faire – this color (henbane) is one of her RFL donation items. I always love swishy skirts and this one is no exception.

So… here’s the important bits – you can find Evie’s Closet at the Fantasy Faire on the Tides sim. That’s the only place you’ll find Lenka until the Faire closes on Sunday.

Styling Credits (I’ll add LMs to stores themselves after Sunday, or you can check out the LMs page -they are there too)

Outfit: Evie’s Closet – Lenka (Henbane) (R)
Feet (even though you can’t see them): Slink
Skin: Glam Affair
Hair: Lelutka
Eyes: IKON
Lashes: YS&YS

Pose: Diesel Works


Shifting Sands

You wander through a sandy maze of shops and stumble on what you think might just be a mirage.  An oasis of sorts. It looks ancient, but clearly someone has been nearby recently.    Only one way to find out – you’ll have to go visit  Shifting Sands.

Fantasy Faire 2012 - Shifting Sands

Another fantastic Fantasy Faire sim!  The attention to detail in the sim design something I always enjoy every year, and this year is no exception.  Going to each, I think… I want to live there. Then going on to the next… no, I want to live there!

Fantasy Faire 2012 - Shifting Sands

Go. Shop. Donate to Relay. For a full list of shops on Shifting Sands, check out the Fantasy Faire blog.

I promise I’ll have a fashion post up soon, but in the meantime, let the sims themselves entice you to the Fantasy Faire.


Meandervale

Regardless of your avatar size, you feel petite when you visit Meandervale. As you can see, it features towering butterfly windmills and oversized fruit, along with charming details like rocking horses in the fenced yards.

It’s easy to imagine living on your own, private, island in a windmill cottage – and how relaxing that seems.

Fantasy Faire 2012 - Meandervale

But it’s not just a beautiful sim, it also has the stores of many talented creators who are part of the Fantasy Faire, and a great view of neighboring sim Jungle Bungle.  For information on which creators are in Meandervale, you can find a full listing on the Fantasy Faire blog.

Fantasy Faire 2012 - Meandervale

Go. Shop. Give generously.