I am in love with the art installation B O O K at Shinsekai. I think I have been back five times. I have to thank Olela for sending me the landmark, because it’s places like this that rekindle my excitement and enthusiasm for SL. I decided to try to capture my walkthrough and wear this mesh dress from Jane to highlight through movement what it is about mesh that gets fashionistas excited.
I am no machinamist and haven’t a clue what I am doing when making a video, so forgive the clunky transitions. The walkthrough took about 10 minutes and I edited to three and a half. I just hope that you can see how well mesh moves and get inspired to visit B O O K for yourself.
Of course, it’s movement that is the exciting this for us in fashion. We can move freely without fear of making our clothing look funky. That’s exciting and I am sure there will be more and more mesh at the dance clubs though for the vain, it’s a two-edged sword. You might look good to yourself and look like a box to 10 other people who haven’t moved to 3.0 or similar TPV yet.
My personal opinion is that mesh will find its greatest expression in attachments such as jewelry and shoes (These lovelies from Shiny Things are not mesh.) or in construction with housing and furniture. Mesh can be more complex with fewer prim equivalents and there can be greater texture detail while needing fewer resources to load. Faster texture loads, less lag, greater detail, sign me up! You see, even with its ability to move, with clothing it still will have a few issues and can still intersect your body from time to time.
If you keep in mind that it’s an addition to the already marvelous creation tools in people’s work rooms and not a replacement, you can enjoy mesh for what it is and not get frustrated with what it’s not. And yes, there will be small issues such as this slightly floating shoulder strap, but as it gets better and creators get more practiced, it will get better and better. Now for the rest of the details – all non-mesh – the skin is Gaia from PXL Creations and still one of my favorites. The hair is Moss from Lelutka and aren’t you thrilled that they have been cranking out the hair lately? The jewelry is from Mandala – a lovely, modern piece that suits the casual sack dress from Jane.
- Poses: Skin and Bones
- Skin: PXL Creations Gaia
- Tattoo Makeup: PXL Creations Gaia Green
- Eyes: Poetic Colors
- Lashes: Lelutka
- Hair:Lelutka moss
- Nails: PXL Creations
- Dress: Jane Sack Dress Fawn
- Shoes: Shiny Things Charlotte
- Jewelry: Mandala Sinra
- Location: B O O K