Hello! I’m at New York City today, the concrete jungle where dreams are made of, the city that never sleeps, etc. I wore a posh cold-weathered outfit with a fur coat to match the new Regency Boots from Bax. I’m really in the mood for layering and colder weather, I don’t think it’s too early for SL designers to start releasing Fall fashion!
BAX HAS NEW BOOTS. They’re truly new, and not a re-re-re-release of the Prestige boots. I was a fan of Bax until I got bored with the similar styles and recolors. I suppose I’m a fashion snob, cos I do not like when a brand recolors constantly, or adds a new detail and tries to pass it off as a new release. For me, the desire for something is greatly diminished after the first release. For example, if a designer wanted to have 50 colors and 30 different prints, do it on the first release, not wait every month a new color, yawn. Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, let’s talk about the Regency Boots.
These boots are advertised as being “Liquid Mesh,” a term first started by Redgrave. It basically means that the boots will resize to fit your leg length, muscle, and body fat. You can see a video of it in action on Strawberry Singh’s blog. A few other brands in SL have used this method for clothing too, but the effect wasn’t that nice. I recall owning a jacket from Chillie, that had SmartMesh (their own term for stretchy mesh), and when I made my avatar’s fat really high just to see how it would stretch, the jacket became distorted. I’m on the fence about LiquidMesh/SmartMesh/stretchy-mesh, whatever you want to call it. This hack is great for some items, but most things in SL are not meant to be stretched to the max, cos then they lose their nice shape and the textures are distorted.
What do you think about stretchable mesh?
What I’m Wearing:
Pink Fuel – Harley (Peach)
Teefy – Lillian Halter Top (Creme) S
Teefy – Florence Skirt (Teal) S
Teefy – Faux Fur Coat (Fun) S
LaGyo – Helen Headpiece (Gold)
LaGyo – Long Necklace (Gold)
BAX – Regency Boots (Black Leather) Standard
I am not on the fence about Liquid mesh… I hate it!
I have two pair of Redgrave Liquid mesh pants which look awesome to me and a few other people, however the great majority tell me they look VERY weird. Friends have taken pictures of my avatar with what I can only describe as a giant stick [which is one of my girlies legs] sticking straight up in the air and going on for some distance! I have stopped wearing them which is a real shame because they did look fantastic on my screen at least l0l
I do love those boots. I agree about the re-coloring over and over, it’s overkill, especially when there’s so much variety offered by lots of designers. Having said that, I do still like my old Bax boots. As far as the Collision bone/Liquid Stretchy mesh goes, I’m cautious about buying because LL doesn’t support it, and they have said (although they weren’t specific as to how) that they could potentially break them with future updates. But my understanding is that Bax will offer (per Berry’s video) replacement boots should that happen. I have the Liquid mesh jeans Redgrave released last year, and they are really nice.
Gogo…you look totally cute, but I’m just not ready to give up Summer yet! No go put on some shorts, cute top and head to the beach! 😀
You look great, I see you wear a lot of blue and it really suits your look.
These boots seems super long, having said that I’ll get them!
Looking as gorgeous as ever! ♥
Oh I love that jacket in blue!