I had the chance to have a small discussion with one of the most models loved hair creators. Either it is in prims or mesh, her hairs fits the lifestyle of the fashion industry, which is why you can see models at the store every time you go there. Tabata Jewell is the owner of Vanity hair.
Hello Tabata! Thank you so much for speaking with us.
MB: What made you decide you wanted to make hairs?
TJ: Hi Morgane, i decided to make hairs, cause I needed hairs. I use to be a model in sl, and the fact that i could not find the exact hair i wanted to style my clothes made me go bald in many fashion shows, so i finally decided to give a try and make my own :)
MB: Do you have a favorite hair color you’re particularly drawn too?
TJ: Not at all, depending on the outfit, skin, styling i will choose the color.
MB: How did you choose the name of your brand?
TJ: well, i use to be a real hair whore, so in order to find new hair stores, i use make up names and look for them in search. So one day i typed ” Vanity Hair”, there was no shop named like this. I thought that if i ever had a hair shop that would be the name for it :)
MB: What hair pack would you dub as your favorite?
TJ: the Fatpack LOL
MB: Are there designers in real or SL (or both!) that you idolize?
TJ: I usually like more the songs than the singers. Meaning i don’t really follow any designer, but if i am in love in with one product i try to buy no matter who is the designer ( some times i like very expensive stuff..then i have to save the money in order to get it, but it really is worth it.) In SL is different cause you get to know who is behind the designs, and when you have a personal relation ship with those designers, the whole thing changes. You love a designer, yes, but in my case i love the person that is behind the designer tag.
MB: Describe your design aesthetic in 3 words.
TJ: Not a clue :D
MB: What are your hobbies in Second life other than designing?
TJ: Obviously shopping, when i am done with a hair, i love styling the vendor picture. So i go around and shop the items for that specific hair, it takes me a whole day or even more to do so. I am very picky with my stylings.
MB: What’s your favorite quote (from a movie, designer, etc.) that influences your daily life?
TJ: “It takes 5 seconds to get to the door and leave my apartment, i give you 3” This quote is from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, may not be exactly like that, as i am translating it from spanish. But i have used it a couple times to get rid of undesirable and rude companies. Well, i guess i am not the only one who has had a bad date :)
MB: What’s next for Vanity Hair?
TJ: I really have no idea, i just go with the flow :)
To visit Vanity Hair inworld: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Waterton%20Way/197/111/22
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