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Upgrade your Second Life

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There are a lot of upgrades happening in Second Life these days. Not only is Project Bento just around the corner, but if you have previously purchased the Maitreya mesh body or a Catwa mesh head, you can expect some more updates and upgrades.

First let’s talk about the Maitreya update. There was no update to the body itself but just to the HUD and the auto-hide script. Items with the new alpha auto-hide script now also un-hide when detached, which makes it a lot less confusing and faster to change clothing. The changes to the HUD include more grouped alphas and also the addition of hands and feet to the alpha section, which means we are able to hide our hands and feet instead of removing them every time we want to wear boots or gloves or for any other reason. Also love the new ‘nipples’ button which makes it easier to hide them when needed.

To get this update, you should receive it automatically once you wear the body. If you are already wearing the body, you can try detaching and then reattaching it to see if that prompts the update. If that still doesn’t work, head down to the Maitreya mainstore and just hit the redelivery terminal. I got my update as soon as I logged in and I’m so happy with it. I appreciate all of these changes that will make it a lot faster to change into different outfits.

Catwa not only has an update to her mesh heads, but she also has a special upgrade to her Gwen mesh head which you can purchase separately and will soon be available for all her mesh heads.

The updates & upgrade for the Catwa mesh heads include:

  • The Gwen mesh head was previously released as an incomplete version back in December. Now it has been updated to include the 9 animations that all of the Catwa mesh heads come with.
  • Gwen Animations Upgrade – There is currently an upgrade available for the Gwen mesh head (other mesh head upgrades will be coming soon) this upgrade is L$5000 (available on marketplace and the mainstore) and includes 12 eye animations and 42 mouth animations for a total of 504 animations to mix and match. See a video of me playing with the upgrade animations below.
  • Catwa Female and Male Mesh heads shine tutorial – Catwa has put a tutorial on youtube showing how you can add shine to any of the Catwa mesh heads.

Video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/iidGvlT4x0E

I’ve been meaning to submit an entry to this year’s 7th Annual Oscar Fashion Photo Contest and I finally got a chance to do it. Zaara has just released a beautiful gown at Collabor88 this month. It is a draped sari style gown and it comes in 8 rich colors, I’m wearing blush. I paired it with a new colored tattoo from Letis Tattoo, which will be released very soon. Keep an eye on the Letis Tattoo blog for the release announcement.

I went with a bit of a posed but playful look for the contest. I used the paparazzi cameramen that were available from the Rowne Arcade gacha from March 2015. I went to the Rowne mainstore now but I couldn’t find it there so not sure if it’s currently available. It comes with the perfect red carpet so it made my red carpet walk so much easier!

walking the red carpet

There are quite a few contests going on right now so I thought I would make a list for you guys, in case you want to enter. You can possibly find more linked contests in this plurk:

Good luck if you enter!

Credits:
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Gwen V4.6 by Catwa Clip
*Skin Applier: Glam Affair – Catwa Applier – Lia by Aida Ewing (Flickr) (not sure if still available)
*Eyes: IKON Charm Eyes – Hazel by Ikon Innovia
*Hair: TRUTH HAIR Emeline by Truth Hawks
*Tattoo: Letis Tattoo : Arama color by Leti Hax (coming soon)
*Gown: Zaara : Thalia draped gown *blush* by Zaara Kohime (@ C88)
*Shoes: #EMPIRE – Anemone – Maitreya by QUEENshop (flickr)
*Clutch: je suis…de retour – clutch by Julia Merosi (not sure if still avail)
*Necklace & Earrings: MG Mata Hari by Maxi Gossamer (@ C88)
*Rings: Izzie’s – Celestial Midi Rings silver by Izzie Button
Red Carpet+Paparazzi: Rowne Gacha by RowneSL (not sure if still avail)
*Poses: Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Kiss My Strawberry

Yesterday I asked my friends on flickr to help me out by sharing their thoughts on a few headshots I couldn’t decide between to build brand recognition on most of my social networks. You can see the whole discussion on my flickr at this link. So after all that, I basically went back and redid […] Continue reading →

Summer Solstice

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere summer solstice is almost here and the first day of summer is tomorrow. Yesterday I spent most of the day outdoors soaking in the sun. Something about the hot sun on my skin relaxes me and gives me solace. I’ve decided I want to teach myself something […] Continue reading →

Second Life® Facebook Page

Every Monday a Linden Lab employee changes the profile picture on the Second Life Facebook Page. This week they chose my picture to put up there. I noticed last week on the Facebook Page they had requested people to upload headshots that are clear and bright so they can use them as a profile pic. […] Continue reading →

Two Pose HUDs You Need

Before I get into the two pose huds and why you may need them, I just want to share a few things about what I’m wearing. The poncho and jeans are both mesh. The poncho is from DECOmpose. There’s also a mens version of this poncho which you can see the sexy Carthalis wearing in […] Continue reading →

SecondLife.com

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Linden Lab® to create an image with a music theme. I wasn’t sure exactly what to do. Then I remembered this adorable pose I had from Olive Juice and asked Mr. Prad Prathivi to come sit with me. I think this is one of my most favorite […] Continue reading →

PXL Kate

My apologies ahead of time because this post might be a bit picture heavy. I got my hands on this gorgeous new skin from PXL a few days ago and I have been having loads of fun snapping up pics in it. Kate has now been officially released and you can find it at the […] Continue reading →

Chanchal

Chanchal means lively and playful in sanskrit and that’s the perfect name for this new set of intimates coming to the grid from Zaara. Chanchal will be available this weekend in 9 different colors: including soft, spring colors. So keep an eye on the Zaara blog or join the Zaara inworld update group. Credits: *Skin: […] Continue reading →

The Estate Sale

“Tears are words the heart cannot express.” The Estate Sale is a new label coming to you from Faint Paulse, the mastermind behind Ladies who Lunch. For details about The Estate Sale, check out Faint’s flickr here. The skin I’m wearing is a recent release from designer Kira Ahn who is creating under the label […] Continue reading →

Lost in Emotion

Yes I’m totally showing my age and listening to Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam right now. :P The mesh dress I’m wearing in the picture is actually a free group gift which was sent out just two days ago to the Chain and Vine group inworld. It’s open enrollment right now (but L$100 to join […] Continue reading →

Wine and Dine

In a few days Glam Affair will be releasing a new skin by the name of Linn. Linn will come in 5 skintones (Light, Natural, Tan, MedTan and Dark) I am wearing tan. Each tone will come with dark and light brows as well as a hairbase option. I love the luscious lips on this […] Continue reading →

The Future of Kirstens Viewer

Before I begin talking about what I’m wearing, I just wanted to let you guys know that I took these images using Kirstens Viewer S22 which is an unreleased viewer that I had the pleasure of testing. As expected, it works remarkably and has exceeded my expectations in performance. Kirstens Viewer has always been so […] Continue reading →

Angelic

The month of Ramadan has come to an end and Eid ul-Fitr is upon us. I usually wear something ethnic-ish (is that a word?) for my ramadan and eid posts but when I received this gorgeous dress a few days ago, I knew it was going to be my Eid dress. I love the fun, […] Continue reading →

Much Ado About Mesh!

Mesh went gridwide on August 23rd, 2011. Today I finally picked up a Mesh dress that caught my eye and I do have to say, it’s quite sensational. I did not photoshop this dress at all, I wanted to show you what it looked like as I posed in different ways. Now I am going […] Continue reading →