Second Life has changed a lot in eight years, but I’m back and catching up as fast as I can! One of the first things I had to research was mesh bodies and heads. I realized quickly that mesh clothing is largely intended to be worn with mesh bodies and I do love to shop for new clothes! As much as I loved my old shape and skin, it was time to update. The current motto seems to be “demo, demo, demo,” so that’s just what I did. I tried on so many mesh bodies, bento heads, and skin appliers. I won’t share my progress, as you can probably imagine what a mess that was!

In the end, I went with the Maitreya Lara body and the Catwa Koura head. I love freckles and DeeTaleZ does them so nicely, so I bought their appliers for the Lara body and the Hailey applier for the Catwa head. Truth was one of my favorite hair brands eight years ago, so I was thrilled to see that they’re still around! I grabbed the current group gifts and a few other styles.

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I just love the facial expressions on the Catwa heads. They’re so cute! The clear green eyes are from Avi-Glam. The makeup and bodysuit are both from alaksametro, another old favorite! EarthStones was another blast-from-the-past and I ended up there in search of new glasses. I think that they really complete my new look!

If you have any suggestions for shopping or grid exploration, please feel free to leave a comment or message me in-world!

Credits

with SL Marketplace links

Head: CATWA

Head applier: DeeTaleZ [Link to demo, full version in-world]

Eyes applier: Avi-Glam

Body: Maitreya [Lara body; in-world link]

Body applier: DeeTaleZ [Link to demo, full version in-world]

Hair: TRUTH

Glasses: EarthStones

Makeup: alaskametro<3

Bodysuit: alaskametro<3

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Candy's Dandy Lookbook #36

A palette cleanser after the Cirque Noir explosion yesterday? Yes, please! It certainly made a lovely, neutral background for testing out various makeup styles in SL 2.0.

Wearing (Candy Flanagan):
Hair: Fri.day
Skin, Brows, and Freckles: Mynerva
Makeup: alaskametro (Free on the SL Marketplace!)
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Lashes: Laqroki
Necklace: Sigma
Jacket: SG Fashion (No longer available; Le Look limited edition.)
Sweater: Atomic (Group gift.)
Watch: Muse
Bracelet: Imagen
Jeans: Scribble
Shoes: Surf Co.

Resources:
Poses: Reel Expression

Post Processing:
I did a bit of editing to smooth out the jacket prims, they didn’t match up quite this well in-world. I also thickened my lower legs, to fill out the boots better, which I could have easily done in-world by editing the pants layer.