I decided this past weekend to jump headfirst back in to my SLife, whereas prior I’ve been just dallying here and there. I’ve blasted my way through new brands, gotten out of my comfort zone, tried things I would NEVER have bothered with in the past.
In short – I finally feel at home again in this pixel world. I’m extremely excited about it.
One thing I decided to do while I am playing with new things is start dragging out OLD skins. One of those great features of BOM is the ability to make everything old new again. I have HUGE regrets that I trashed my old LEAGUE skins when applier HUDS became the rage. Why did I trash LEAGUE? I don’t know. I trashed a few brands, Curio, and some others, and my sadness that they are lost to me forever is huge.
One thing I learned, by dragging these skins out and slapping them on a mesh head via BOM is this. They did not age well. I would say 75% of my old skins are very OMG WTF WTF NO NO NO. It’s sort of like that. The colors are just off, or not current. The look is too harsh. Sometimes they don’t stretch across mesh properly and it’s all just wrong.
But every once in a while an old brand reminds me how I loved them, once upon a time. Long since gone is Tuli – that maker of delicate, lovely skin. An old friend once described Tuli as making the “most kissable lips”. I was a such a fan girl, once upon a time.
I will confess that this skin still has a lovely face, but it doesn’t “quite” work with mesh. The line between head and body I can’t seem to overcome it’s always JUST a bit wonky. The thing is though, this skin was never meant for mesh. Mesh wasn’t an itch in it’s daddy’s pants back when I got this skin. So I’ve pulled the old blogger cheat and slapped on a choker necklace and somewhat obscured this.
I promise you, I’ll do the same any time I wear it in the future. Don’t judge me. Wearing Tuli is like running in to an old friend you thought was gone forever.
Another aside, as I ramble a LOT on this Sunday morning, is that I discovered a pose store I really love. As a pose maker, I was always completely reticent to enter any pose shops or use ANYONE’S poses because I didn’t want to be accused of ripping off anyone’s work. Even long after I closed up shop, I still continued this habit and I feel like it’s been pretty limiting. I can’t even remember why I stumbled in to Secret Poses but their Chinese Take Out pose set completed my desire to be eating constantly in SL.
I am a huge fan, and am going to be shopping there more.
And now, it’s Sunday. Whatever should I do on a Sunday? Probably eat….
Gidge is Housebound in:
Jeans: Vinyl – Oakley Jeans
Lip Gloss[:Tuli:] Helena / petal :: Lips :: Sheer Sugar Pink (gloss)
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Choker: (Yummy) Layered Chain Choker – All Colors
Shirt: -Pixicat- Stina Shirt – JeansBlack (Maitreya)
Earrings: Cae :: Owl :: Earring
Necklace: Cae :: Trinket :: Necklace (Long)
Hair: Exile:: Lana
Head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 – v1.7 – Mocap
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Shoes: Pure Poison – Cutie Pie Flats – Black Stripes – Maitreya
Pose & Props: Secret Poses. Chinese Take
Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes
Skin: [:Tuli:] Helena / pearl (light) :: 05
Manicure: Alaska Metro
Games: Second Spaces