So one topic I get a lot of questions about is Belleza – what is happening to Venus? Why isn’t Venus in the demo? Why are there three bodies? Can I buy them seperately? Well, I thought today I’d answer some of these questions for all of you by explaining the history/timeline of the Belleza releases!
Belleza was released last year for 3,999L, and the initial plan was to release Venus, and later release a more ‘plus size’ version of the body which would be sold seperately. As most of you know though, there was a long gap in between updates for Venus, and this primarily because (as all mesh bodies creators do), Belleza learnt a lot about what needed to improved on their body and decided to update it. Specifically, issues around the hands and feet not being SLUV (so many skin creators didn’t make skin appliers for them) and other issues.
Months went by, and Belleza decided to release the new reworked version of Venus (now known as Isis), and as a special addition, include the plus size version of the body too (Freya). Just before release however, it became VERY apparent that many users of the Venus body preferred the old ‘Venus’ shape and wanted to stick with it. So, at the last minute, Belleza included a roughly updated version of Venus too ( which is why Venus and Isis are very similar, but not the same. Isis was supposed to be the new Venus). The problem is, they’d worked months on updating Isis/Freya, but hadn’t counted on continuing Venus as it was.
That’s why now there are three bodies in the Belleza pack, that aren’t sold seperately (because really you’re getting three bodies for the price of one). It also explains why Venus isn’t in the demo pack – they’re currently updating Venus to iron out the glitches but retain the shape as it was. The good news though is that Venus will continue to be supported – you have spoken and Belleza have listened!
So why are more designs coming out for Isis/Freya than Venus? Well because Venus wasn’t going to be continued in its current incarnation, the developer kits for mesh creators didn’t include the updated Venus (and still don’t, just because Belleza are finalising the updates to that body before giving it out to avoid designers making clothes that don’t fit later down the track). Venus will (and is) popping up more and more, and will continue to do so over time.
So there we go! A bit of an explanation about Belleza, Venus and how Isis and Freya fit into the mix! I’ve features some of my favourite designers for the Belleza bodies in these posts too, so be sure to check out their stores if you’re looking for some fashion for your body. Don’t worry Bellezians, Maitreya don’t get all the fun fashion!!
Coming next, Weekly Fitmesh Finds!
Mesh Head – Jessica by Catwa
Mesh Body – Isis by Belleza
Skin – Anais by WOW Skins (appliers for Catwa & Belleza used)
Nail polish – Opal Summer (Silver) by ZoZ Nails (Available at the Body Mod Expo) – Includes Belleza, Maitreya, Slink & ZoZ nails appliers
Hair – Anouk by Truth
Poses – The White Room by Exposeur
Top – Barbara Turtleneck by Addams (Available at Uber) – Includes Belleza (all), Maitreya & Slink sizes
Shorts – Electra Denim shorts by Addams (Available at Uber) – Includes Belleza (all), Maitreya & Slink sizes