The Mesh Files

Raz-CutOut-CompleteI’ve been back in Second Life for all of five minutes — okay, it’s been roughly four days — and all I have seen and heard about is mesh.

Mesh bodies, mesh heads, mesh clothes, mesh furniture, mesh you and mesh me. Just between you and me, I didn’t really understand what it was so I went about my business completely oblivious to the amazing development around me.

Eventually I decided to visit my usual first place for quality fashion; Maitreya.

And that’s when I saw it; Maitreya Mesh Body Lara.

Instinctively I knew this was something I must have. In fact I wanted it so badly I nearly didn’t bother with the demo but, luckily, there was still some shred of common sense left in my head that shrieked “you need to try this on first!”

As a side note, I’m the kind of person who collects all the demos and then scampers off “home” to try them on. Partly to avoid accidental pixel nudity and partly to avoid looking silly. Yep, really. Having said that I was so excited to try out this body I actually put it on right there in the middle of the store.

It. Was. Awesome. 

Needless to say I bought the Maitreya Mesh Body and ran “home” to try it on with all my clothes. That’s when I realised that my stupidly over-full inventory was overly-full of clothes that would no longer be wearable.
You know, I’m not even ashamed to say that I cried a little at that point. After 8 years on SL I have a lot of clothes.

So what was I to do!? I had an inventory full of clothes, a fantastic new body and absolutely nothing other than the underwear it came with to wear. If you guessed that I marched myself straight back to Maitreya, you’d be right. I didn’t get much, just enough for a few — about four if I’m really lucky — outfits. I may have gone a little over board on the shoes. Oops.

It was at that moment, just as I was about to teleport home, that I decided I would make the best of this new situation I’d found myself in; I would create a weekly challenge for myself to make the “old school” body and clothes look seriously amazing. I want to prove to myself that it is still possible to look good in old tech.
Those posts won’t actually have a lot of links, if any, since most of those shops are long gone now. But I will still endeavour to find them and add the links for those who aren’t as invested in mesh.
I’m a little scared I won’t be able to pull this off, but you know what? I think I’ll have fun trying anyway!

Credits:

Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body — Lara
Skin: Glam Affair — Zara — Jamaica 06
Hair: .Atomic. {Hair} Sugar Coated – DipDyes
Sweater: .Atomic. {Charlotte Sweater} Set 5
Leggings: { ViVi } Cecilia – Lolita Leggings – Beige (includes universal applier)
Shoes: Maitreya Gold * Zest Pumps All Colors

 

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