These are a few of my favourite things…

Hi MAddicts!

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!

The body can be found at Men’s Only Monthly event for 2500L, which includes  body, hands and feet, plus 10 skin tones, 8 hand poses and 3 foot poses. You can read more about it here.

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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.

In a shower of silver and gold

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.

Thoughts of you

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!

<3 Daria

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

26 thoughts on “These are a few of my favourite things…

    • Hey Foxxy – I try hard not to be biased, but I suppose in a way we all are. I love the TMP body honestly, but being a fashion and mesh body product blog, I tend to blog what’s new, and because TMP are yet to release their designer kit, there is little fashion available for the body, and none that is fully fitted for it. I’ve heard they will be releasing that kit soon though, in which case more fashion will become available for them and therefore I’ll blog them more! hehe. <3

    • Aside from the fact that there is not a lot of stuff out for TMP, Daria can’t be expected to “blog everything,” if that means have some picture featuring the items. TMP items are mentioned in the weekly fitmesh finds when they pop up. There are so many other bodies that fare even worse (Eve, eBody, Tonic, etc.) because they are just not gathering the same level of support as Maitreya, Slink & Belleza. And Daria can’t be expected to buy all the stuff… so yeah, while I might like to see some of the other bodies shown, Eve in particular, the most exciting new stuff unfortunately remains in the province of the most popular bodies & heads. I would personally like to see more for Eve, I like the brand, although I only have the Eve’olution head. Unfortunately it’s often forgotten.

  1. 3rd look
    Shoes – Bow Pumps with Socks by REIGN – Includes Belleza (all), Maitreya, Slink (both) and TMP size

    I found the shoes – found the socks as part of 2 other diff shoes – is that combo with the bow pumps and socks still available and if so where?

    thanks! 🙂

  2. All the best for the season Daria and the Maddicts … I know next year will be awesome, it can only get better … LOL Daria and the Maddicts sound like a garage band

  3. amazing pics Daria! <3
    in pic 3 do the socks that you are wearing come with the bow pumps from Reign? or did you have to buy them separately?

  4. FYI:
    Cannot get the male EPOS Achilles Mesh Body to Vend at Men’s Only Monthly event.
    The demo will Vend but cannot buy the product. It really looks good and the Alpha HUD is so much more compact than slink and can be minimized on your desktop. I have found that most of my mesh clothing works very well with this body.

  5. I was really speaking about the body she wears frequently not about her clothes I have a tmp body and have no problem finding clothing with the finer designers and creators.

    • Hey Foxxy – you are correct, I do tend to rotate between maitreya/belleza/slink a lot, mostly because when I put an outfit together I need to consider the clothing I want to showcase, the skin I want to showcase and lots of other factors. It’s a bit harder for TMP because I don’t really have any sponsors who support it, and there’s a limit to how much I can buy personally to show on the blog. Currently I buy a good 50% of what I show, and it’s an expensive hobby I’ll tell you that lol. I take your feedback on board though for sure. What are some of your favourite TMP creators?

  6. Happy new year Daria and you have been by far my most read blog in SL. My question is, I read a post (I THINK it was your blog) that had a short outfit (one piece) I believe from Damien Fate. It’s been a few weeks. I can’t find the post to save my life. Do you have any idea what I mean?

    • Thank you hun 🙂 You totally can! I highly recommend Image Essentials sim, they run photography workshops there, and the NCI (New Citizens Incorporated) sim, they run workshops for free too and I learnt a lot there for sure!

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