Body: Maitreya | Onyx LeShelle
Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing (available at May’s Collabor88)
Hair: Elikatira | Elikapeka Tiramisu
Outfit: Baiastice | Sissy Pessoa (available at May’s Collabor88)
Nose Piercing: Yummy | Polyester Partridge (available this month at N21)
Clutch: Swallow | Luciayes Magic
Pose: An Lar Poses | Katya Valeska
Mesh heads are currently all the rage on the grid. Countless designers have released top quality, realistic heads for you to choose from. I’m sure I’ve said it previously, but I’ve always been pretty hesitant and pessimistic about mesh heads in Second Life. I was convinced that there was no originality when you wore a mesh head. That you would just look like another plastic doll. A clone of every other woman on the grid. My feelings began to shift when Lelutka started releasing their line of beautiful mesh heads. I really began to warm up to the idea of wearing a mesh head more often. Now that skin designers are beginning to release skin appliers for the Lelutka mesh heads, my feelings are becoming even more warm and fuzzy. Let’s do some comparing shall we?
This skin applier in the first image above is from League. The Milla mesh head applier comes in all of the standard League skin tones, has countless eye makeup options, and a variety of lipstick hues as well. My absolute favorite thing about this applier is the freckles! I was dying to see some freckles for these mesh heads, and immediately made a decision to purchase this set solely on the freckles alone (although the rest of the skin is stunning as well, which made my decision quite easy!).
This pretty skin above is the Avril applier from Glam Affair. This applier is for purchase at May’s round of Shiny Shabby. This skin, also comes with a variety of eye makeup and lipstick options. The only thing it’s missing for me personally is the freckles, and I know Aida Ewing makes some gorgeous freckles for many of her skins. Hopefully in the near future she will be releasing freckle appliers as well! I love the vibrant palette on this skin. It’s more for a night on the town, when I feel the League one suits every day, casual use & attire.
The biggest point I wanted to make with this post, was to show how dynamically different the two skins are, on the exact same head. I am using Lelutka’s Stella head in both these images. I think I look like two completely different people, which is fantastic. This really goes to show that as appliers continue to come out for these heads, and mesh head creators continue to make more styles of heads (Heeeey Lelutka, we totally would love to see more of these mesh beauties!), we will all continue to be our own unique individual selves.
So make sure to first stop by Lelutka and try out the heads, and when you’ve found one you love… start going skin applier crazy!
Hair in both of these posts comes from Truth by Truth Hawks.
I’m someone who is incredibly picky when it comes to quality, design, and decor in Second Life. It takes a lot to catch my eye and draw me in. When I first discovered Britain Kennedy and her incredible decorating skills, I was instantly obsessed. Britain runs a business on the grid called Kennedy Interiors. She specializes in custom, high quality, detailed interior designs.
She. Is. Incredible.
I’ve never met anyone in world who can take a space and make it completely unique in every way. I’ve walked into many of the spaces she’s created and my jaw has hit the floor. She has a way of finding beauty in clutter, and organizes everything to perfection. Britain thinks of ways to combine objects that I would have never thought to place together, and makes them look like they were meant to be.
Recently, I was fortunate enough to have Ms. Kennedy decorate a space on Blithe for me. She took the old chapel that Scarlet Creative made, and turned it into an incredible tavern / bar space. My photos above do not do the tavern justice. It’s worth stopping by in person to check out every single little corner of this marvelous space! I’m so honored to have Britain’s work on my sim.
Kennedy Interiors has an in world office (which is also decorated to perfection). You can stop by, pick up an informational notecard, and be well on your way to having Britain decorate your next indoor living space.
I had a lot of fun putting together this simple, yet elegant ensemble. The gold in the headband matches this necklace perfect, and I’m 110% obsessed with this dress from Tee*fy. I tend to wear a lot of neutral colors most the time, so when I find something colorful that I’ve fallen in love with, it’s a major win.
You’ll notice too that lately the only skins I’ve been wearing are Glam Affair skins. I should probably blog other brands and branch out and try new things, but I’m too obsessed to budge. Their newest release, found at Collabor88 this month, just continues to show how lovely and beautiful each of Aida Ewing’s skins continue to be.
Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Luna (available at May’s Collabor88)
Hair: Truth Hair | Truth Hawks – Celeste
Eyes: Adored | Constance Daehlie – Moon Eyes
Dress: Tee*fy | Azure Electricteeth – Sora Dress Set (available at May’s Kustom 9)
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Jewelry | Maxi Gossamer – Sun Pendant (available at May’s Collabor88)
Pose: Marukin | Valencia Southard
House: Haikei | qo0op (available at May’s Kustom 9)
Curtain: Ink | Nontroppo Torii
Trees: HPMD | Sasaya Kayo
Sacks/Crates/Barrels: Zerkalo | danielestro & anaisterpellie (available at May’s The Secret Affair)
Beer Crates: Revival | Momentous
Cartographer Stool: Fetch | Distorteddreams (available at May’s TLC)
Turntable: Toiz | marinestella (available at May’s TLC)
Buffalo Head: Apple Fall | Warehousefifteendesigns
Lanterns: Revival | Momentous (available at May’s FaMESHed)
Headlamp Wall Lights: Floorplan | Tegan Serin (available at May’s 6th Republic)
Bar / Stools: Pixel Mode | Tya Fallingbridge (available at May’s TLC)
Beer Taps: Trompe Loeil | Cory Edo
Beer Marquee: Floorplan | Tegan Serin
Cold Beer Sign: 7 Emporium | Agustkov
Alcohol Bottles: Erratic | Erratic Rain