Posts tagged “Hair Fair

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


Avery After Hours

Avery is another new release available at the Hair Fair 2012 which is now in full swing. Deprim and explore it! This short and savvy style is all business for being sensuous. It also a unisex cut so the guys can check it out too. Remember, 25% of the proceeds are donated to Wigs For Kids!

Avery is a attractive short summer style with just the right sultry movement for the sophisicated ladies but, appealing enough to even the gentlemen to sport it around as something unique.

Here is the male unisex Avery style… sleak and different isn’t it?

On the female…

Hair by ChiChickie!

Shape by Shine

Skin by Tuli

Makeup by Mother Goose

Dress by [AV] VLODOVIC

Collar & Tie by SF Design

On the male…

Hair by ChiChickie!

Shape by Pocket Mirrors

Skin by Miasnow

Suit by Gizza

– Whisper D

Just Hanging Out With Jolene

Hair Fair 2012 has begun and Chichickie! is where you can find Jolene. A flexi style with some sass. 25% of the proceeds are donated to Wigs For Kids. Don’t miss out on this. It’s for a good cause!

Jolene is a shoulder length choppy look for edgier gals on the grid. It uses the simple color touch system. It’s easier than ever to keep every color with less clutter in your inventory.

ChiChickie! is one of the few booths at the Hair Fair specifically offering hairstyles for petites. Yup, it’s true! Don’t forget to pick up your FREE low lag skins exclusively for the Hair Fair at the store.

Hair by ChiChickie!

Skin by Pink Fuel

Shape by vive9

Shirt by Ducknipple

Skirt by Kloka

Petite Avatar by Mynerva

Petite Outfit by Tiny Bubbles

– Whisper D

A Day With Delilah

Hair Fair 2012 begins FRIDAY at MIDNIGHT and Chichickie! is donating 25% to Wigs For Kids. Chiana’s bringing new hairdo’s and petite releases to the event. Don’t miss out this year!

First up is this curly and girly style called Delilah. It comes with a cute texture-changeable tiny fedora. The flexi locks move as you groove in the clubs, take a walk in the park, or lay in the sun!

So speaking of petite releases. I finally got my hands on a petite avatar and they are just adorable with Chichickie hairstyles. You must join the Hair Fair Demo group. Designers will send out their demos on July 13th to the group. Customers have the opportunity to try on all styles at home with no lag so you can decide which hairs you want to buy without the hassle. Be on the lookout for the ones from ChiChickie! Also Chiana is offering FREE low lag skins exclusively for the Hair Fair. She’s putting out a new gift every day between now and when the fair opens with low lag outfits.

Hair by ChiChickie!


Shape by Fudge

Eyes by Poetic Colors

Shirt by NV Madworld

Pants by Miau Haus (closed!)

Pose by D.Luxx

Petite Avatar by Mynerva

Petite Dress by Wishbox

– Whisper D