Fairyland goes “Glimmerdark”!

If you’re like me, you love fantasy, sci-fi, and to just somehow believe that other worlds do exist containing magical beings and mystical places.  Well, fantasy & Steampunk entrepreneur  Jeff Mach believes it and has helped create these universes here on Earth…and his newest creation is the Faire called GLIMMERDARK!  Here he tells us about it in his own words…
What do you do when you’re ending the world’s largest indoor Renaissance Faire?  When the event and project which have defined your life for literally a decade have lived their course?
You go to Fairyland.
I created Wicked Faire to try to make a place where it was safe for you to be anything.  If you could imagine it, if it worked in your head canon, you were invited here.  If the outside world didn’t understand you, didn’t want you to dress the way you want to dress, didn’t want you to be who and where you were – Wicked Faire was a home.
Glimmerdark is that.  Only on fairy dust.   And fairy dust is pretty much the most potent and transformative element in the world.
Every other Fairy Festival I’ve seen is: “Step into the world of the Fae”.  Glimmerdark is the only one that says, “The Fae want more out of life.  They’re stepping out of Fairyland and we’ve all got this massive hotel for a three day party.
If you check out our entertainment, our entertainment list is absolutely massive.  This is a tremendous festival, and since it’s first-year prices, it’s cheap as fairy dirt (which is just slightly more expensive than regular dirt.)
I’m always looking for new ways to build and use creativity.  Fairyland called.  And I answered.  For more info. and to get tickets, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1683805541908177/
The event will be:
Feb 3, 2017 at 2 PM to Feb 5, 2017 at 5 PM at the

Hyatt Regency Princeton

102 Carnegie Ctr, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
And here’s a glimpse into Jeff’s Glimmerdark world….

Jauntie; an oddly beautiful new zine

JAUNTIE: Not your typical fashion zine;  culture & style both classic & oddly beautiful!

Hopefully some of you remember that I used to have a monthly feature in the online zine LNGnails.com.  Well, things change and after a long run,  that site is no more but one of the former producers & friends have started a better, brand-new on line magazine called JAUNTIE!  Based out of the UK, this publication/blog not only focuses on the classic beauty and fashion themes and trends but also strives for something different!  Unique styles, creative fashion, art and culture are just some of the topics you’ll find in JAUNTIE and I was honored to be asked to write a monthly column about my own artwork and original style (including my real, 18+ inch fingernails!).

Me & my nails

Me & my nails

With all the focus on Hollywood trends,  UNreal reality shows and anorexic models it’s refreshing to see a zine that goes beyond these stereotypes and pushes the limit!  So I hope you’ll check out my Halloween post this month in JAUNTIE:
http://jauntie.com/masks-mystery/

Please give it some LIKES and leave some COMMENTS on the website!  Thanks for reading and I’ll have an Autumn-themed art feature in next month’s issue!

Happy Reading,

Lauren