For someone who had (and still has) considerable reservations about the no-mod aspects of mesh, I do seem to be blogging a lot of it. ;) Given my reservations, I really want to highlight those creators that make mesh items that work for me as well as the types of mesh items that seem likely to work well for a range of shapes.
Today, the time has come for my first mesh hair, courtesy of Alice Project. This is actually my first hair from this creator, but I joined her subscriber during the last Hair Fair and today’s new release notice caught my attention when it advertised several mesh hairs.
I am continuing my foray into trying various mesh items, this time with a top from Pixel Dolls new mesh brand, Gateau. I am also wearing Lassitude & Ennui’s overknee boots again. The skin is Adam n Eve’s Victoria and the hair is a brand new release from the sister-brand to Analog Dog, Point B.
Naergilien Wunderlich of Wunderlich’s has been on a release roll of late, with skins and elaborate tattoos. I am showing her Irezumi tattoo in this post, in colour and in greyscale. Its worn together with the latest skin from Adam n Eve, Jamila, and a new hair from Wasabi Pills.
Mesh has been live on the grid for little over a week and more and more releases making use of this new feature are hitting stores. At this early stage, most everyone blogging mesh products give a run-down of its pros and cons; me included.
Mesh allows for worn items to be rigged, meaning they will move and deform with your avatar. However, while rigged items will stretch or shrink with certain sliders, a few notable sliders are not taken into account, namely those controlling fat and muscles. For those of us who prefer to add a bit of fat and muscle to our shapes, this can pose a real problem. I’ve tried most mesh items that are sold with demos—an absolute MUST which I am very happy that designers are embracing—and so far, none have worked very well for me. That is, until today and the release of Lassitude & Ennui’s overknee boots. These actually work really well for me!
After much deliberating and procrastinating, our site has a new look and we have a new SL blog (Oldfashioned remains as an archive for now). The name may or may not stick, I am notoriously indecisive. Either way, the plan is to mix it up a bit more. In addition to reviews, expect more photography for the sake of photography as well as a growing focus on our shape business.
The first post, however, is a good old review. A skin review, in fact, as I take a closer look at the very realistic Bryna skin from Wunderlich’s. Also featured is the Heather gown from Nomine and the Seablood jewellery from Donna Flora.