It seems like a quiet week in SL this week – or maybe it’s just the public holidays over there in the US that are making it seem that way 🙂 Either way, it’s been giving me a chance to catch up on some blog maintenance (it’s the fun stuff, really) haha. Part of what I do with my blog is maintain lists of designers (appliers, skins, fitmesh etc), and I started doing this all the way back at the start because mesh body fashion designers were so few and far between. The time has come now though that mesh bodies are quite literally everywhere you look in SL, and designers for the bodies are becoming more common too, so I’ve decided to stop maintaining some of the lists. Now don’t worry, I will be keeping the Fitmesh Designers, Skin (body and head) designers and Accessory designers lists active, because these areas are still very sought after, but I will be dropping the applier designers and shoe designers lists. They’ll still stay there, don’t worry, but I won’t be updating them, because honestly the huge amount of work required to keep these lists, fitmesh finds and all those other things active is getting a little too much for me. I hope you all understand! <3
I considered the possibility of having two ‘weekly’ lists – one for fitmesh as usual, and one for other mesh body items (my favourite new bodies/attachments/skins/appliers of the week) – what are your thoughts? Would that be useful? I’m thinking it over, because at the moment, since most items are released at events, I’m not able to blog about the new fitmesh items until the event is open – and then (just like everyone else really) it’s a fight to get in, let alone take pictures in there haha, so the efficiency of my ‘finds’ is under scrutiny as well. Before you ask – yes I have approached the event coordinators about getting early access to take my pictures, but had no response (which is fair enough, they’re busy and probably have never heard of my fitmesh finds list, let alone think people read it!). People do read it right? Well whatever, I do! hehe. So I’ll let you know what I decide on that front, but if you’d like to have your ‘fitmesh’ shopping lists ready before events start, make it known guys, maybe we can get them to listen to us 🙂
Now on to other topics, and this one is for designers out there!! So, if you’ve been watching my blog lately you’ll see a very interesting trend in my Monthly polls. Last month, out of those who participated in the poll (1,071 people), Belleza users outnumbered Maitreya users! We had 400 Maitreya users and 403 Belleza users (175 wore Isis, 105 Venus and 124 Freya). This is an interesting trend, especially given that Maitreya users have outnumbered Belleza users for the last 6 odd months continuously. This month so far Belleza is streaking ahead again, so perhaps, particularly those designers who focus on Maitreya exclusively – it’s time to branch out to Belleza too? Time will tell!
That’s it for now MAddicts, but remember, the MBA Sim is now open, so come and hang out, shop, help out at the learning centre and above all, make suggestions! I’d love to hear what you want to see in our sim! You can visit the sim here – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Meds/64/91/23 and join the subscriber to hear about when I’ll be running in-world workshops for mesh bodies too. The first one will be for all you new Mesh Bodied men!! What other topics would you like to see?
Mesh Body – Lara by Maitreya (Polar skintone used)
Mesh Head – Stella by Lelutka
Skin – Diore 4 by Glam Affair (available at We<3RP) – Lelutka applier skin only in Polar tone
Headdress – Valkyria by Glam Affair (available at We<3RP)
Hair – Paige by MINA Hair (available at The Chapter Four)
Wings – Sya Wings Plum by Glam Affair (available at Collabor88)
Dress – O-Ren by Dead Dollz (available at We<3RP) – Includes Maitreya and Belleza Venus sizes
Pose – The white room prop by Exposeur