Maitreya Body Love

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This may come as no surprise to you but I am totally, wholly and completely invested in the Maitreya Mesh Body Lara. Since I acquired my mesh body I have spent time actively seek out clothing, accessories and appliers for the Maitreya Body. If there aren’t any appliers for Maitreya my secondary option is Omega. You can learn more about the Omega Maitreya applier system here.

I have been known — rightly or wrongly — to entirely avoid stores that only create items for SLink, Belleza, TMP or other mesh bodies. Not because their products aren’t amazing — they’re usually so beautiful it hurts — but because they are amazing and I can’t wear them.
Mesh bodies are different so not all appliers and products are compatible between them, although standard sizing does make most things available for most (not all) mesh bodies. For instance, something made for SLink isn’t compatible with Maitreya. There are some exceptions to the rule so always — always — make sure you read the instructions!

I feel that I should be honest and tell you that I did cave and get two pairs of SLink AvEnhance hands for my Sailor Moon photoshoot.
I’ll be even more honest here; it was very difficult to part with that much money, — since we all know by now that I am not a well financed avatar — but until Maitreya gives us some various hand options I needed to use something. As a side note, I did try to use the Maitreya hands but they looked incredibly silly! Points for trying!?

My personal preference for hands remains with Maitreya as I like how they look on my pixels. I also like that my Maitreya hands appear to have a better size ratio and look better in photos, compared to my SLink hands. Granted, I haven’t done any tinkering or further reading on the SLink AvEnhance hands so it may be something I can fix. But we all know that I probably won’t do any further reading, I just don’t have the time. 

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It might be worth mentioning that until this post I wasn’t sold on mesh heads. I purchased the Ever mesh head from LeLutka when I first came back to Second Life® and while I loved the clean lines and the general look of it, it just wasn’t me. That particular feeling is not uncommon among those of us who have been around a while and have spent years — quite literally — tweaking, perfecting and otherwise tinkering with our faces, and bodies.

Then I saw the Stella mesh head, also by LeLutka, and I fell in love. So I tried the demo. And I tried the demo for Karin too. That’s when I spent two days trying those two demos out. you bet I walked around Second Life® wearing demo heads! Okay, so that walking around mostly consisted of sitting around in my living room, playing dress up and cleaning up my inventory, again.
Eventually I settled on Stella — with the help of the Eidann — and I made the decision to wear the hell out of this head because, well, I spent all my linden to get it. Luckily, Ever Afterr is forever educating me in the ways of budget friendly (as in mostly free) shopping!

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I’m really happy with my choice in Stella. It suits me really well and, while I’m not a fan of others having the exact same face as me, I love that the makeup customisation is nearly endless and that Glam Affair — and other skin shops — are creating beautiful skins with appliers for LeLutka mesh heads. So, the chances of someone looking exactly like me is pretty small! Yay!

Given my almost blind devotion to my Maitreya Mesh Body I have decided that I’m going to keep an eye out for Maitreya inclusive brands and begin making a list that I can use as a resource; my own Little Black Book for Maitreya Mesh Body. Edit: I did actually create this list which you can view here
I’m sure there are already hundreds of lists out there already but I’m both really fussy and too lazy to go and find them. I will also feature my finds in the Maitreya Body Love category and tag everything Maitreya for easier searching! If you know of some great places that have clothes, shoes and other accessories designed for, or with, Maitreya in mind please let me know in the comments!

Credits

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara v3.3 — by Onyx LeShelle
Head: LeLutka Mesh Head – STELLA — Thora Charron
Skin: Glam Affair (Lelutka Heads) Avril Applier – Jamaica FR — by Aida Ewing — Available at Uber now
Hair including Jewel: TRUTH HAIR Ishya – variety — by Truth Hawks — Available at Uber now
Eyes: IKON  VIP Group Gift – March 2015 — by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: MC “Falsies” Mesh Alpha Lashes — by Freya Olivieri
Ears: [MANDALA] UNISEX STEKING_EARS_Season 5 — by Kikunosuke Eel

.::Clothes::.
Jumpsuit: DN Mesh: Acne Jumpsuit  w HUD — by beanster Potato
Shoes: Pure Poison – Amber Sandals — by Shaleene Kenin — Available at Uber now

.::Jewellery::.
Necklace and Bracelet: Zaara [Mesh] Atiriya set – amethyst — by Zaara Kohime
Ring: {montony} Collin Ring – Gold {white pearl} — by Mon Tony (tonyamilavskaya)

.::Poses::.
1st Pic: Sari-Sari – Female Pose K – k2 — by AbbyAnne
2nd Pic: Sari-Sari – Female Pose K – k3 — by AbbyAnne
3rd Pic: !bang Group Gift VIP 000-005 – VIP002 — by Luna Jubilee

.::Furniture::.
Wall Hangings: junk. sari wall hanging – one & two — by Tab Tatham — Available at Uber now
Lights: junk. ziad lantern – cobalt, magenta & mint — by Tab Tatham — Available at Uber now
Couch and trunk: N4RS Bombay Sofa – PG Set — by alecat Breda — Available at Uber now
Ottoman, Drinks and Carpet: :CP: Lotus Spa Tent Set (PG) — by Isla Gealach — Available at Uber now
Candles: Sway’s [Sadaf] Bench & Tray — by Sway Dench — Available at Uber now
Flowers: {what next} Charlotte Living Room – Set A — by Winter Thorn

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6 thoughts on “Maitreya Body Love

  1. I haven’t taken off my Lara body since I got her, if a mesh can’t fit via alphas or an applier isn’t readily available – I do not purchase. That may limit my choices a little but to be perfectly honest – I needed some limiting! On the meaty side of my screen I am quite frugal and seldom splurge, not the same story when it comes to my pixels I’m afraid..

    As for the head – welcome sister! I’m also a “Stella” and I couldn’t be more pleased with her. When I first got her, I took snapshots of her and my ‘natural’ face side by side and she was honestly so close to the face I already knew that I had zero transition period of getting used to her. The only noticeable differences were the smoother lines and a tiny bit of difference in the eyes – Stella has dreamy relaxed ‘bedroom’ eyes – my natural face looked a wee bit more shocked by life in general..

    ~I already had a virtual pantload of Slink shoes and nails so when I got the body, the second biggest selling point (after those deadly sleek curves) was the Slink compatibility, I’d already spent years collecting and investing, it would have been a shame to just throw them all away..

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    • I’ve never been a huge fan of Slink and I have no idea why. I avoided the Slink craze when it first became popular to wear mesh feet and then I missed the introduction of the hands completely while I was MIA for all those years! Still, I understand being invested in something (looks at her Maitreya Body) and the ability to use either Maitreya or Slink attachments with the body is a huge plus!

      I love, love, love that you had zero transition period for Stella! That’s what I like to hear!! Also, lol that your original eyes were a little more shocked by life! I love that line too!

      Also, huge YES to limiting choices and it not being a bad thing! YES! YES! YES! The limits have also made me far more picky in what I will actually buy. Prices have gone up, as has the quality of the items we can get. So now I try on everything — usually more than once too — and if there’s even one thing that I don’t like or it just doesn’t fit correctly I will not buy. Lol it’s hardly surprising that I’m fussy!!

      Thank you so much for your reply Shae!!!

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  2. Hey chickypea! Your idea of making a list of stores/brands that are Maitreya Body inclusive is awesome-sauce; definitely think about publishing it as an ongoingly (is that a word?) updated resource! I’ll bet lots of your lovely, curvy, meshy lady-kin would find it very helpful. Just don’t mind me: I’mma be over here in the corner sobbing into my system avie parts. Haha!

    Who knows, maybe I’ll upgrade someday! IIRC, I think I liked the look of Lotte from the mesh head photos I’ve seen cos she seemed to have bigger eyes and more smiley lips? Would be fun to demo sometime just for the helluvit!

    Also, your photos are fabulous! Much colorful, very luscious! ❤

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    • The plan is that I need to sit down and actually create the list, make a new page and keep it updated with the new finds. I need to bully myself into making a time to get it done!

      The Lotte mesh head is very pretty! If you’re game grab the demo and play around with it! It’s fun and will give you a feel for it! Same with the mesh bodies, demo the hell out of them to find one that fits you and your style!! But then I’m just preaching to the beautiful choir now, am I right?!

      Oh, and I got the AO to work!!! All because of your instruction! You’re the bestest Ever, ever!!

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      • Awww, you’re the sweetest! So glad I could help; now just wait until I’m bugging you endlessly as I’m demo’ing mesh bodies. “How do I do the thing that puts the stuff on the all the bits?” I’ll seriously be SO lost without you!!

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      • Hahaha!!! You will take one look at it, hit a button to see why it does and then you’ll instantly understand how it all works! You’ll then teach me even more cool tricks and tips and I’ll be sitting over there –> in the corner being all proud and smug and stuff!

        Yeah, good times!

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