LOGO Alex v3

LOGO Alex v3

Did you know that mesh heads have been around for three years? I blogged about the first LOGO Infinity Chloe mesh head back in November 2012. I’m not surprised that they’ve been around for this long, yet residents were slow to embrace mesh heads due to a number of factors. Prior to the introduction of mesh bodies, appliers for skin were only available for individual body parts. The mesh heads that were available, did not offer kits for skin designers to create appliers, so it lacked mass appeal. With the availability of skin appliers, I started seeing more residents embrace them and the coverage for all things mesh body and mesh heads expanded.

LOGO Alex v3

I embrace mesh heads from brands that delivered pretty faces, yet I find myself always going back to my default SL face. I was able to make the mesh heads ‘me’ but the novelty wore off once I felt that my avatar and photos were indistinguishable from dozens of others in SL. The latest LOGO Alex v3.0 update delivers so much customization (OMEGA tattoo makeups!), that I feel will benefit mesh heads wearers and help set these doll faces apart. You should read about all the new updates, there are too many new awesome features to mention.

LOGO Alex v3

I predict that within a year or two, there will be so many mesh heads (and skin appliers) that it will be impossible to tell that someone is wearing a mesh head, or which brand it came from. For me, the thing that will put one mesh head above another is the efficient scripting and beautiful expressive emotions. My favorite head is from LOGO, due to the dozens of different combinations of expressions that I can create by mixing and matching the eyes and mouth. Other mesh heads have nice features too, but for me, LOGO is definitely the most fun to wear.

For this review, I am wearing the Aria skin applier by Lara Hurley. I haven’t worn Lara skins in a very long time, but mesh heads have definitely gotten me to try brands that I don’t normally wear. I’ve observed that with the recent interest in mesh heads, lots of older skin brands have seen a revived interest in their skins.

For some reason, I wrote a novel today, so let’s end this post with a question that I have for you guys. Do you have a favorite mesh head and skin combination? Let me know in the comments and I will check it out! 🙂

What I’m Wearing:

LOGO Alex v3 (mesh head)
Lara Hurley – Aria (Pale) skin applier
Truth Hair – Amoret
Tres Blah – Cropped Sweatshirt (White)

Autumn Dreams

Autumn Dreams

I love autumn landscaping in SL so much! It’s so beautiful, cozy, and colorful. I hope that residents in SL don’t rush towards snowy winter landscaping too early this year, so we can enjoy a longer virtual autumn season and not rush right into Christmas. I’m at KiLu, if you want to visit this gorgeous sim!

My sweet outfit today consists of the Annabelle Dress and Leonie Cardigan from The Secret Store, for Collabor88. My hair is the Looking Back style from Exile, for We Love RP, accessorized with a headband. I am wearing the new Sydney Booties from Ingenue in Nutmeg color, which matches perfectly with my belt! I love when I’m able to match colors from different brands together.

Autumn Dreams

What I’m Wearing:

Pink Fuel Skin
Exile – Looking Back @ We Love RP
pr!tty – Enchanted Headband Branch Wrap Lights (Double)
The Secret Store – Annabelle Dress (Chalk) @ Collabor88
The Secret Store – Leonie Cardigan (Coral) @ Collabor88
Ingenue – Sydney Booties (Nutmeg) @ Collabor88
Birdy/Alchemy – Spring Babes – Fawn RARE

SLink Physique Hourglass

SLink Physique Hourglass

I’ve always been happy with my SLink Physique body, but some residents wanted more curves and thicker thighs, etc. The newest  SLink Physique Hourglass body delivers ample curves and is noticeably thicker. You’ll see this body reviewed many times, so I’ll make this short and sweet.

Out of the box, the Hourglass body on my shape is way too curvy for my taste. I find the waist to hip ratio too extreme, but some residents seem to favor this look. With three slider tweaks (Waist, Love Handles, Breast Size), I was able to adjust my shape to something more moderate that still looks curvy without being extreme. As you can see, I am still my usual size, with slightly thicker thighs, which are lovely!

SLink Physique Hourglass

The new HUD is amazing, cos you can now toggle various sections of the body on/off, without having to click many parts individually.

Let me know if you’ve tried the new SLink Physique Hourglass body, and if you will be switching to it! I haven’t decided what I will do yet, but I will spend some more time tweaking the body so the proportions are my idea of well-balanced.

What I’m Wearing:

Nothing, lol.
Pink Fuel Skin
Truth Hair – Foxy
Ingenue – Mara Flats (Latte)

Aria

LeLutka mesh head

One of the largest feedback that I’ve seen about the Lelutka mesh heads is that they’re too pouty. The latest update allows your favorite Lelutka mesh heads to smile, part lips, and express herself with more than just the pout. I forgot to take a picture of the HUD, but you can view it on Sasy’s blog and see all the different faces too.

I am wearing the Aria face today, something I have not worn before in my previous coverage of LeLutka mesh heads. I think this face is a lot closer to Gogo’s face than the others, the face shape is really round and feels like ‘me’. If I could adjust the eyes shape to be rounder, it would almost be perfect. I am wearing skin by Glam Affair, it really suits these mesh heads.

Are you as stubborn about skins as I am? I will usually wait for appliers from my favorite brand (can you guess what brand that is?) before committing to a new mesh head. However, I’m flexible about certain mesh heads cos I know that not all brands will look good on every mesh face shape. So that’s something to keep in mind when you’re shopping for mesh heads. Buy it if it looks good with skins that are available!

LeLutka mesh head

I wear SLink’s Physique body almost exclusively, so I haven’t noticed that there is a fit issue or that not a lot of brands are offering mesh clothing for Maitreya’s Lara body until this past week. You can read about the issue over at Sophee Mojo’s blog. I’m not a creator so I’m pretty vague about what “weights” are, but apparently it’s a pretty important file and creators need it to make clothing fit right for any body. Not too many creators have the full kit for Maitreya – just 24 brands for mesh clothing, according to the official list. If the brand is not listed, it’s safe to assume that they’re just guessing the right fit, so clothing for Maitreya’s Lara may or may not fit well.

I noticed that issue today while wearing this dress from Fishy Strawberry (not listed), the straps doesn’t really fit around the shoulders. As I said above, I always wear SLink’s body and thankfully, my favorite brands are already listed, but if yours isn’t and you wear Maitreya’s Lara body, that’s something to keep in mind when shopping, always demo!

What I’m Wearing:

LeLutka – Echo Hair
LeLutka – mesh Head (Aria) v1.2, Glam Affair appliers
Fishy Strawberry – Martia Dress (Maitreya) Hazelnut

Pink

Pink

The Helena V-Neck Sweater from The Secret Store comes in basic colors and fun Halloween prints! I love that the HUD includes an option to choose elbow patch colors and turn it on/off, and turn the shirt collar on/off. This sweater is a must-have item for my autumn wardrobe! I’m looking forward to more classic styles like this in more seasonal prints and colors!

Pink

Lately I’ve realized that my style in SL is like J. Crew, with a dash of kawaii styles and prints. I adore this style!

What I’m Wearing:

Pink Fuel Skin
TRUTH HAIR – Ryleigh
The Secret Store – Helena V-Neck Sweater (Powder)
The Secret Store – Audrey Pleated Pants (Taupe)
Ingenue – Mara Flats (Latte)
Donna Flora – BELLA ring

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