For everyone that still doesn’t have a mesh head, you need to join the GenusProject group right now and get the free Strong Face Gift001 mesh head. If you’re wearing other brands and curious to try Genus, this free fully-functioning mesh head is exactly like their other heads sold in store, if not prettier. I decided to give Juicy a makeover, cos she was tragically running around SL as a baby panda.
Bakes on Mesh is live on the main grid! Before you read my post, I recommend reading Aems Bakes on Mesh post to learn about BoM and what products you can buy to make your mesh body parts BoM-ready.
I only started using BoM yesterday, when I updated my viewer to the latest SL Viewer. I’m not dying to wear system skin or system makeup, cos I think the newer skins are much prettier and more high-res. Old skins and makeups typically used 512 size textures, cos SL limited the size of uploaded textures. It’s still fun to try out this new feature while waiting for brands to update and deliver me better quality textures to wear.
What am I wearing here? Left: Genus Baby mesh head + system Pink Fuel skin + default Genus lashes (with applier added) Right: Everything above + system Blush + System Eyeshadow + Applier lipstick
The reason I can mix system skin and system makeup with my mesh head appliers right now is cos Genus has NOT updated their head to be BoM-ready. With a BoM-ready product, you should not be able to use applier makeup, cos all those extra layers will be removed. All of your makeup needs will be done through wearing layers inside your inventory. You can re-arrange your system tattoo layers by going to the Appearance tab, clicking on the Edit this outfit button, then use up/down arrows to re-arrange layers.
Did you know that you cannot use BoM with an applier skin? You must use system skin. I will wait for my applier skin to have an accompanying system layer, to truly enjoy BoM. I’m not sure why SLers want to wear OLD system skins, but they seem to want to, LOL.
Even though I have no interest in blogging male fashion, I still found the new Andrea mesh head release from LeLutka exciting. The last time I dressed a male avatar was several years ago, so I had to get up to speed on everything to complete my look. I love the default skin that came with this mesh head, so I spent all week tweaking my shape to make it work.
This HUD is similar to the one for LeLutka’s female mesh heads. I was slightly disappointed to see that the animations are exactly the same as on the female mesh head. Some of them will work on this head, but I think they’re far too feminine for this a male head.
Once I finished my shape, I had to get a mesh body. This head does not work with the default SL body, so I decided on the SLink Physique Male Mesh Body, since clothing is widely available for it. Also, SLink’s range of mesh products is superb.
How did I do on my first male mesh avatar? Let me know in the comments!
What I’m Wearing:
LeLutka – Andrea Mesh Head
SLink – Physique Male Mesh Body, Feet, Hands
Exile – Outsider, Broadcast the Boom
SLink – Physique Mens Basic Tank Stone, Stovepipe Jeans Stone (included with body)
Cold Ash – Chilton Leather Jacket (Classic Brown)
I just wish I had more time to blog, cos the things released in SL now are the best they have ever been. I’ve worn my dynamic SLink hands exclusively, and buying new nail polishes to add to my huge collection. I bought the new SLink ballerina style nails (@ Skin Fair), and it’s such a nice change from the default shapes. I can’t wait for more rounded nail tips!
Teefy released this adorable Simone Dress (@ N21); I love the pattern! I am pairing my outfit with the Asuka hair from Truth (@ Uber), and wearing the hat cos it has a shade of blue that matches perfectly with my dress.
This past Monday, the media reported extensively on a report by psychologist Cliff Arnall indicating Monday January 16th may be the Bluest Monday in a very long time. So what was Elle’s typist doing on that particular Monday? Well she was at home, sick and taking photos of her Second Life avatar!
I did not feel particularly blue emotionally but for sure I was feeling down physically. After being in Second Life for almost 10 years, I have found my avatars often are a reflection of myself in Real Life. Not necessarily say how Elle looks but in how I decorate Elle. When I am happy I tend to dress her in youthful, colorful clothes. In a moment when I am down, I might dress her in more dark, subdued tones. And on Monday, when these photos were taken, she was in a whole lot of black!
Any who, just some random thoughts today. Details on Elle’s look can be found below. So until next, take care my friends and have a great Second Life!