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Upgrade your Second Life

hello boys (click here for a raw shot)

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:

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!

*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)

Hooot Hooot

(click here for a raw shot) There was much debate over which picture I should use for this blog post over on plurk. My friend Ms. Dove Swanson was hating on this pose (that she made 5 years ago) and trying to get me to use a different one. She said it looks like a […] Continue reading →

The End of the Track

FaMESHed has started again this month with a fresh round of original mesh content and I just fell in love with the accessories this round. The jewelry from Auxiliary has got to be my fav along with the mesh hair/hat combo from LaViere. I love how both the hat and hair are available separately and […] Continue reading →

Mirror Mirror

So I’ve been seeing a few people doing mirror images a lot recently, like this amazing one by the infamous Mr. Jefferson, and I thought I’d give it a try. I have to admit, Mr. Jefferson totally encouraged me to do it. He linked me to all the appropriate tutorials and even sent me the […] Continue reading →

All Meshed Out!

I’m all meshed out today! I’m currently wearing mesh hair, eyes, earrings, top and pants and I look like I’m all ready to go dancing. So who’s coming with? These mesh pants are the latest release from Erratic and they are so incredibly sexy. They are available in standard sizing and 12 colors. Pick up […] Continue reading →

I Know What You’re Thinking

Actually I lied, I really don’t know what you’re thinking. But in all honesty, I’m not sure what I’m thinking at the moment myself either. I’ve had a little too much sugar today and my body is kind of having a melt down right now. Anyhow, I have two reasons for posting two versions of […] Continue reading → – Masquerade

I’m going to have to disinfect my blog now that Mr. Winter Jefferson has graced it twice in one day. Anyhow, I’m so happy and excited to share this post with you finally. I was asked to create another image for the main page, this time with the theme of masquerade. I knew right […] Continue reading →

Zaara Nizam in Silver

Photo by Nathan Chaffe As promised in my post yesterday, the first image you see in this post was created by the talented Mr. Chaffe. When he first sent it to me, I gasped out loud. I absolutely love his work and I am so honored and thankful that he took the time to shoot […] Continue reading →

The Ashraya Project

Ashraya, which means shelter in sanskrit, is an organization based in India which operates with the purpose of providing aid to Indian children in need and abused women through the implementation of various projects. The Ashraya Project in SL opens tomorrow, May 5th, and the proceeds will go towards this wonderful organization. There are many […] Continue reading →

SOPA Can Kiss My Ass!

I’ve installed a SOPA strike plugin which will make my site inaccessible January 18th from 8am to 8pm est. Learn more about SOPA and the SopaStrike. I apologize to all of my advertisers for the interuption this may cause your ad campaigns on my site, I will add a day to all of your campaigns. […] Continue reading →

Killing Me Softly

So I’m gonna be totally honest with you guys. I’ve been going through a lot recently and it’s been affecting every aspect of my life; from my decision making (or lack thereof) to my irrational behavior and my complete disregard for people’s feelings. It’s almost as if I’m on this train that’s going 1000 miles […] Continue reading →