Wow, I know, we’ve been total slackers lately. What can I say, the RL thing is absolutely eating our time. But I think we’ve made up for it with this release. It’s so much fun, it’s… ahh, to heck with it, let me just show you!
First off, we have made hair like crazy! I don’t know how we both ended up working on hair, but we did, and we have some really fun things to show for it! First off, Teagan has created a totally kick ass male style with her UniHawk. This ‘hawk has short little horns made from hair paired with a messy fringe. This is a sexy style that would work for you girls, as well.
Then she’s brought us Kina, a pretty, girlie updo with soft fringe framing the eyes. The back is a simple bun surrounded by twisted hair and accented with a color-changing gem, giving a traditional style an updated kick. This style would work for anything from formals to jeans and a sweater while you’re enjoying the fall leaves with your sweetie. Be sure to throw on a scarf to keep your neck warm!
Since Teagan is the creative one of our duo, she looked at Kina and thought, “Hey! If I swap out the gem for a stem…” Sure enough, she turned that cute little bun into a pumpkin crafted of hair! Since it’s that time of year, she’s put together 8 special colors of Pumpkina and put them out at the shop for $2L. It’s still a sweet style for anything you want to do!
And then we get to Laynie’s contributions. Maybe I should begin by saying that I’m taking some new medications, and I’m adjusting to them. That might give you some insight on my new stuff… First came the hair. I started thinking to myself… “What if… a beauty pageant bouffant hairstyle fell in love with an ornately-decorated wedding cake? Ooh, and then, what if they had a torrid, steamy love affair with the Goodyear Blimp?”
Ok, I admit, that didn’t occur to me until after I’d finished it. But it definitely applies! Pageant of the Damned is the biggest hair I’ve made to date. This style is a lavish three-layer updo, spilling over with curls and decorated with swags and bows constructed of hair. It is reminiscent of the elaborate hairstyles of Marie Antoinette, if she’d had more of a sense of humor. It is hair that demands attention- are you brave enough to try it?
And finally, Caged. While digging around at Instructables.com, I found a fascinating dress. Someone had decided to make a couture gown with a birdcage skirt made from brass. The instructable walked you through the entire process of sketching the gown, purchasing the brass, bending the various bits and welding them together. It was fascinating, and most of all, it set my mind to rolling.
Caged is the result. I doesn’t really resemble the original inspiration very much, IMHO. I think it’s moved on to become its own creation, a melding of line and curve, harsh hard forms creating gentle waves and soft curves. I’ve been told by a few people that it’s got a real Tim Burton feel to it. I could only hope… :D
Remember, these and more will be available on the back wall of Tea Lane. We’ve got lots of goodies at the shop- hair, skins, clothing, shoes, accessories, all made by Teagan Blackthorne and Laynie Link. Stop by today and see what grabs your interest!
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