Rambles about Hair Fair 2013, Mesh Hair, and some pics of new styles at ChiChickie!

Hi there, ChiChickie! Fans – there’s been quite a gap since we last posted — rl has intervened for me and for Whisper, who’s done such a good job for the past few years of keeping the ChiChickie! Blog going.  Since she’s tied up irl, it’s up to me to get some info up here, and now seems a great time to do that! I’ve got a lot of new stuff in the store — We have a bunch of new styles that were released during Hair Fair 2013, and I just put out a new style recently!

Hair Fair was just amazing this year.  Thanks to Sasy Scarborough, Whimsy Winx, Mel Vanbeeck and the whole Hair Fair 2013 committee, the total raised for Wigs for Kids came out to be $L 4,157,251  — that blows our previous record year (last year) out of the water by well over a million lindens.  That’s just AMAZING.

20% of every sale from my kiosk went toward that total, so I am so grateful to everyone who purchased a ChiChickie! style this year.

Speaking of my Hair Fair styles – this year was my first real foray into mesh.  It took me over a year to teach myself Blender and rigging to the point where I had a style I was happy with, and I released my first mesh hair, Jacinta, back in May.  Then Hair Fair was upon us.  For a while, I struggled with various ways of making sculpts to try and stay “old school” on my construction.  Lots of customers had indicated to me that they still preferred prim construction over mesh.   So I struggled with attempts to upload my hairs, designed in Blender, as individual sculpts etc. and things just didn’t work that way.  Then the new “server side appearance” release was scheduled for 7/9 — just a few days before Hair Fair, and I thought seriously about it.. .and decided that, since all the viewers were required to be updated to accommodate the server side push by 7/9, then by default, everyone would have to have a mesh capable viewer.  So I just gave in to my own desires and went full-on MESH.  And I’m really very pleased with how my styles came out.  It was a “hella-learning curve” to get to that point, but I now prefer designing in Blender.  The controls are now second nature, and the precision with which I can model my styles really helps me to more closely realize my “vision” on a new style.

This is the beginning of a new “phase” of ChiChickie!  I am considering a total re-brand/relaunch — with a new store, a new vision, and a new name.  It’s not happening tomorrow, but that’s where I’m focusing my energies right about now.

Until that happens, I’ll continue to release new styles and put out great new stuff as I refine my mesh skills and expand my offerings.  TTFN, Li’l Chickies!  Here are some pictures of my recent styles to enjoy.  Come on over to the store and try them in person, why dontcha??

Reef---Ad-Pic  Pepper---Ad-Pic  Kate---Ad-Pic  Jessie---Ad-Pic  DeeDee---Ad-Pic  Melanie---Ad-Pic


Lucy Needs Love

This month don’t go without a special hairstyle for that romantic date on Valentine’s Day.

Lucy is a versatile updo for a night of lovely dancing or perfect for a evening of fun with friends.

Hair by ChiChickie!

Skin by vive9

Shape by Synergy
(part of Wendy Total Avatar by ChiChickie! & KRB Skins)

Eyes by Tuli

Lipstick by AG Cosmestics

Glasses by Artilleri

Dress by Lo*Momo

Boots by Anexx

– Whisper D

Amanda By Day

Amanda is a casual shoulder waving style that was released at the Hair Fair this passed year in 2012. I chose to feature Amanda this week because it’s a comfy hairdo that is also available for petites too.

If you are out shopping this weekend for a new snazzy hair… check out Amanda at Chichickie!

Hair by ChiChickie!

Skin by KRB Skins and Things

Shape Synergy
(part of Cami Total Avatar by ChiChickie! & KRB Skins)

Eyes by Synergy
(part of Cami Total Avatar by ChiChickie! & KRB Skins)

Glasses by Iruco

Dress by KANIVAL

Tights by Wunderland

Boots by Kumaki

– Whisper D

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Chichickie!!!!!
Don’t forget to grab the free Peace On Earth hunt gift
with matching Christmas hair style gifts
for men, women, and petities!

Go to ChiChickie!

~ Whisper Despres

A Weekend Of Iris

Iris style is short and saucy sidedo that’s hitting Chichickie shelves this weekend.
The new release fatpack is on SALE at 95L for THREE DAYS ONLY and there is a gift too!!!

Iris comes in two styles with either side parted of your choice. It’s also available for sassy petites.

If you’re not a member… get signed up at the store and receive a free color sample of this new hair!

Hair by ChiChickie!

Skin by Illusionary

Necklace by CentoPallini


– Whisper D

Happy Halloween

Halloween is just a few days a way and there are Chichickie! hunt gifts from the Trick Or Treat Trail to be grabbed to get you on your way to a spooktacular costume. Male and female versions!

Hunt Hair & Skull by ChiChickie!

Pumpkin Dress by Rabbit Kiss

Hunt Hat & Skull by ChiChickie!

Pimp Costume by Wayward Angels Reunite

– Whisper D

Memory Of Monday

I don’t enjoy Monday’s unless I get to login to SL and shop while pretending the week hasn’t started over. I’m wearing the Godiva style today. I find that it’s particularly pretty in the silver color but, it’s for sale in other lovely shades as well. You check it out in world at Chichickie!

Hair by ChiChickie!

Skin by Glam Affair

Shape Synergy
(part of Holli Total Avatar by ChiChickie! & KRB Skins)

Eyes by Synergy
(part of Cami Total Avatar by ChiChickie! & KRB Skins)

Elf Ears by bubble

Makeup by ALEIDA

Collar by Violet Voltaire

Necklace by Caroline’s Jewelry

Dress by SAKIDE

Heels by GABRIEL

– Whisper D