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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: 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)

Love Lasts Forever

(click here for a raw shot) Have you guys ever fallen in love and you know that no matter what happens you will most probably love that person forever? That’s happened to me and I still love him and I’m pretty sure I always will, even though we are no longer together. I don’t know […] Continue reading →

Skybox Hermit

(click here for a raw shot) Are you a skybox hermit? I can be at times, but I also like exploring the grid. I like scouting locations for shoots or just exploring the creativity of Second Life content creators. However, I can also be quite anti-social and just want to keep to myself, dress up […] Continue reading →

Rowne Mode Jem Mesh Head

Rowne is introducing a new beauty line, aptly named ‘Rowne Mode,’ on Saturday, May 9th. They are launching it with the Jem Jirickova mesh head. If you are in the Rowne VIP group (membership fee is L$350) they will be sending a DEMO of the head the night before the release so you can try […] Continue reading →

The White Rooms

This month is FaMESHed’s 3rd birthday and Exposeur has released a special pose prop called The White Rooms. This is a pretty big pose prop (25m x 14m) and it consists of multiple rooms that are all connected and come with 20 poses + their mirrored poses for a total of 40 poses in the […] Continue reading →

Mr. & Mrs. Singh

As you can see, Manberry and I have a very interesting relationship, which you can tell by both images in this post. I think since I wear the pants in this relationship, we should all just start calling him Mr. Singh. :P The Sartorialist Showcase pose prop I’m using in the first image is from […] Continue reading →

Black & White

I always struggle with black and white photos so I’m going to try and practice them more often. I feel like in the past I didn’t put enough black into them so I tried to do that more this time but now I think there is too much black lol. I always admire Bear Silvershade‘s […] Continue reading →

Say Something

(click here for a raw shot) You may have noticed that I’ve been feeling a bit horny lately. Horns in this post and also my Warrior Princess post from the other day. I’ve never really worn horns before, but I’m kind of having fun with them now. Now I’m no expert in horns, but these ones seem […] Continue reading →

Taxi!

It took me incredibly long to get ready today because I was determined to wear the mesh body and not give up. After a lot of shape adjusting, playing with the alpha hud and swearing at myself continuously, I finally got ready without any glitches or parts sticking out. I don’t know about you, but […] Continue reading →

Immaculate

Immaculate is the exact word I would use to describe some of the hair that is available at Hair Fair this year. I’ve already spent a small fortune there and plan to head back in a week or so and spend a bit more. Hair Fair opens tonight (Saturday the 12th) at midnight, hope you […] Continue reading →

Rowne

Rowne is a new store co-owned by Fashionboi Landar and Justice Topaz with Couleur Latoe joining as part of the design team. Rowne will feature clothing, accessories, and hair but they’ve opened up the doors today with a capsule collection, which features essential items that are timeless; meant to be updated with seasonal pieces so […] Continue reading →