Aloha peeps – glad you dropped by!
I’ve been blogging Menswear and Home Decor for… errr ahem X number of years and still really enjoy it! On Facebook & Flickr I belong to a plethora of Menswear and Decor groups and publish and link to this blog from those areas.
In addition, I’ve been features writer on ‘Love to Decorate’ magazine and from that interesting work, I’ve gleaned a lot of fascinating and useful information on the Home & Garden world of Second Life. I’ve also worked as a writer for various virtual Fashion and Lifestyle magazines – interviewed loads of fabulous Designers and Creatives – and even tried my hand at modeling – but nowadays I live the simple SL life which I enjoy with friends and family, not least of all my lovely partner & husband, Arrchie and our son, Danilo
I wouldn’t say I’m one of SL’s greatest photographers *smiles* but I can take good quality high resolution photographs and I’m a dab hand at Photoshop, so if you like my work please get in touch and I’ll promise to do your brand proud!
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This is an honest appraisal of the Adam Mesh Body by designer, Ginger Chevalier.
I’ve yet to find a mesh body that enhanced my shape and was easy to use… until now. When I tried the Adam demo I was so surprised on a number of fronts. It’s true to say that I can work mesh bodies but even from the perspective of somebody completely new to them, this was not difficult to get a handle on. I’d suggest getting the demo, add the body and the alpha… add the HUD and start fiddling.
The HUD needs opening up (like those for SLINK hands and feet) so click on an arrow. You’ll find a choice of two skins – with or without body hair. I’ve included Ginger’s video from YouTube which goes through all the options on the HUD and there’s also a friendly Inworld group to join for tips and help.
The feet are compatible with SLINK flat feet so you can use all your existing shoes – this is not the same for every mesh body. One of the best features with Adam is that a set of neck tattoos are included and you can experiment with these to match your existing skins. I was using my favourite Li Skin from *BIRTH* and it matched well with No. 9 skin on the HUD. When I added the No. 9 neck tattoo, it all blended in! Now, I have never seen anything so damn easy to use. I would have liked an option for no chest hair but hair elsewhere ~ however, I expect the skin designers will offer that – hopefully. There’s 6 neck sizes which you can access via the HUD again – one of those should fit your existing shape and if not – alter in Appearance mode. Fingernails and toenails are matchable at a click on the HUD and also you can add shine to the skin with sliders.
Putting the body through some challenging poses – it held up well with minimal/no jaggies on the photography. Adam has clothes included with the body – vest, jeans, sneakers and trunks. Do go into Appearance and play with the sliders – Adam is pretty versatile and will take a number of shapes without distortion.
Rear view, because if you’re like me, all angles are important! Adam also passes muster for most mens bitz and as long as said bitz have a colour control on them and are unrigged, you’re good to go.
Finally, Adam is OMEGA compatible which is important because it increases your choice of available skins, tattoos and clothing. Here’s the marketplace link for OMEGA.
Adam Mesh Body on Marketplace (L$2, 950)
Visit the ABSOLUT CREATION mainstore to pick up the DEMO
Here’s Ginger’s useful vid, watch it for options that I’ve not elaborated upon:-
(https:// www.youtube.com/ watch?v= dMMcFJ9Ju20)
Palm tree and cushions are a piece from Chez Moi Furnitures “Summer Set”. Photos taken on various Windlight settings.
Designer, Hethwen of HHC, has decided to treat all group members to brand new outfits on the occasion of gathering 400 folks into the fold. As far as the chaps are concerned, we get a fabulous new suit with matching shoes.
There’s one word for this suit and that is… posh! It’s so easy to wear – one alpha and the mesh itself in standard sizing XS – SL – so a couple of clicks later and you’re ready to attend any function you like. The shoes are unrigged so you can move them up and down to suit the trouser cuffs.
Getting ready – looks as good from the back as the front…
Judging at the Academy – I hope they all take note of the matching waistcoat and tie…
Leading the applause –
Bring out your inner Dandy!
Other items worn: Accessories from GDit Jewelry, hair from No_Match
Collect from the HHC mainstore on Metaverse and don’t forget to wear your group tag.
“What’re we gonna do tonight?
Yeah What’re we gonna do tonight?
Oh, we should go to a function!
Ooh a oh yeah, yeah”
At last I managed to get into the Hair Fair 2016! I did have early access but missed it this time… anyways, it was well worth the frustrating wait because of the fabulous no_match hairs
Do go and see these because they are perfect for summer hair. There are a further two exclusives in the dreadlocks style, one which is a shorter design and one with a long pony tail at the back which I’ve not shown. In the foreground I’m wearing, “No_Icetea” which has wraps, charms and sunglasses perched on top. The other hair is called, “No_Mojito” and it’s piled up on the head and over one shoulder. Both of these styles fall down the back equally luxuriously.
There’s a good variety of packs and I’ve got the browns here. In each pack you get… multiple hair bases, HUD to change colour, HUD to change accessories, head alpha, applier for mesh heads – Catwa, Omega, Lelutka, cute face spots tattoo, info notecard, vendor photo and landmark to mainstore. Hair sizes included are for female, busty, male and XL. I found the male size to be more than adequate.
Here’s the HUD which you can use to change the accessories, great matches to various outfits possible. You can even x out the wraps and charms if you want.
Now, gents, take note! You’ll land at the entrance to the section no_match is in. Just follow your red arrow to get to the store. A very useful thing that they’ve done this year is to mark the stores that carry men’s hair with a large male symbol over the top of them. Makes it all so easy.
Hair Fair – no_match store
Keep trying to get in, and in the meantime here’s some other places you can check out no_match –
no_match on Marketplace
Oni (鬼?) are a kind of yōkai from Japanese folklore, variously translated as demons, devils, ogres, or trolls. They are popular characters in Japanese art, literature and theatre. Depictions of oni vary widely but they are generally portrayed as hideous, gigantic ogre-like creatures with sharp claws, wild hair, and two long horns growing from their heads. They are humanoid for the most part, but occasionally, they are shown with unnatural features such as odd numbers of eyes or extra fingers and toes. Their skin may be any number of colours, but red and blue are particularly common.
I think that Vengeful Threads got the Oni Mask exactly right! My depiction is of a more shapely oni *laughs* he’s obviously not been fed for a while and is standing around waiting for his next meal to come along. The mask is original mesh, made as an exclusive for The Darkness Chamber Fair.
Not only is this fabulous mask in gold but there’s also variations in silver, red, purple, green and blue. Permissions are Copy/Modify so you can get a good fit. All I did was to enlarge slightly and reposition.
Now you’ll have to hold your horses as the fair opens on August 6th and runs until August 27th, but until then why not have a look at their blog and check out all the designers who’ll be making goodies for this event.
I’m including a landmark to The Darkness Chamber Fair but please be aware that the event won’t open to the public until August 6th.