Well I can’t believe the New Year is nearly here… I swear as I get older, the years go faster, because this year feels like it just blew right past me in a blur of real life and second life!
Now before I get into this post, I just wanted to let you all know that yes, Fitmesh Finds are coming back! I’ve just been on *cough* holidays (or trying to be) so I haven’t had a chance to do them in the last week, they’ll be back first thing next year! Additionally, I came across another mesh body in my strolls around SL – the male EPOS Achilles Mesh Body. The body itself is designed to be simple and offer men the sophistication of mesh whilst maintaining the simplicity of standard sized mesh clothing, and it doesn’t do too badly. I found that with the use of the alpha cuts included in the HUD, standard sizes fit okay (but then, the same can be said about SLink and Adam male mesh bodies too). The body also comes with three foot heights, which I found a little odd, but then again on SL anything goes – so if you’re a guy who wants to wear high heels, more power to ya!
Mesh Body wise, this has been a HUGE year. I think for me personally, the most exciting part has been watching the evolution of mesh bodies and mesh heads across the grid, and of course, watching creators change direction from system skins, slink only footwear, standard sizing and layer based clothing to applier skins, a variety of shoe fits, and of course fitmesh and applier clothing.
With that in mind, I thought I’d do a blog post that features some of my favourite mesh body/mesh head creators. Now initially I thought “Simple, I’ll just show everyone who my favourite creators are”…. and then I started to list them and realised I have way. too. many. favourite. designers. lol.
So instead I thought I’d showcase just a few of the movers and shakers in the design world this year, and some of their latest and best creations. So, I included LOGO and Catwa mesh heads, SLink Hourglass mesh body, Maitreya and Belleza mesh bodies and of course, fitmesh from Blueberry, Just Because, Addams and Vinyl, PLUS shoes from REIGN , who is without a doubt one of the most popular mesh body shoe creators this year. There are of course so many other designers who have stood out this year – Erratic, Valentina E, Rebel Hope, Pixicat and Dead Dollz – but really I could go on forever so I’ll stop myself now haha.
Well MAddicts, I didn’t even put a dent in my list of favourite designers, but I did my best to showcase some at least! For those of you who use Facebook, as part of my ‘work smarter not harder’ goal for 2016, I’m going to rely on my Facebook group (Mesh Body Addicts Wardrobe) a bit more, so if you haven’t joined it, do it! The group is a non-post group, which means the only person posting in it is me, and I’m using it a lot to share new fitmesh, new mesh bodies and new mesh heads etc when they come out. So click here to join in and be part of that too.
So for now, I wish you all an amazing and safe New Year, and I’ll see you in 2016!
I’m wearing (Pic 1):
Mesh Body – Lara by Maitreya
Mesh Head – Jessica by Catwa
Skin – Alessa (Asia 3) by Glam Affair (Available at Kustom9) – Catwa applier
Hair – Tsumagi by Argrace
Necklaces – Ikah necklace by Glam Affair (Available at Uber) – Number 3 (posed on foot) and 1 (posed on hand)
Outfit – Perl Bikini top & Bottom by United Colors (Available at Uber) – Includes Belleza (Isis & Freya), Maitreya & Slink (both) sizes
Boots – Mishi thigh high boots by REIGN – Includes Belleza (all), Maitreya & Slink (both) sizes, plus sizes for selected Blueberry thigh-high pants.
Pose – Ashley loops chair by Exposeur
I’m wearing (Pic 2):
Mesh Body – Freya by Belleza (Glam Affair Belleza V3 appliers used)
Mesh Head – Stella by Lelutka
Skin – Triss (8 – America) by Glam Affair (Available at Uber)
Tattoo – Midnight in Paris by White Widow
Hair – The Kelly Hair by Olive (Available at Hairology)
Top – Jewell Bustier by Vinyl (Available at N21) – Includes Belleza (all), Maitreya & Slink (both) sizes
Skirt – Lona Skirt (Dazzle) by Just Because (Available at Uber) – Includes Belleza (all), Maitreya & Slink (both) sizes
I’m wearing (Pic 3):
Mesh Body – Hourglass by SLink (plus casual hands and high feet worn)
Mesh Head – Alex by LOGO
Skin – Selina by Wow Skins – Includes Omega applier for head and body, both used.
Hair – Cecelia by Mina Hair (Available at Shiny Shabby)
Top – Skyler Long Sleeves by Addams (Available at Uber) – Includes Belleza (all), Maitreya & Slink (both) sizes
Skirt – Sonia pleated skirt with panties by Addams (Available at Uber) – Includes Belleza (all), Maitreya & Slink (both) sizes
Shoes – Bow Pumps with Socks by REIGN – Includes Belleza (all), Maitreya, Slink (both) and TMP sizes
Pose – Laying cute by E.ink