Everything Old is NEW to someone

Everything old is New to someone

I have been saying this pretty much my whole time in Second Life and it is even truer now that Bakes on Mesh has gone live. Slink has just released their new Bento and Bakes on Mesh heads, as well as free updates for the owners of the previous Emma and Becky. This, of course, gave me even more of a reason to pull out the older system skins I still had and I have been waiting forever to wear my Lana skin by Glance. Glance is no longer open, but maybe Bakes on Mesh will bring her back to us.

I have added different brows and moles, and this divine lipstick is by Pink Fuel. The new Slink Visage heads are bakes on mesh only, but they created a lipgloss layer that is tintable and has gorgeous materials applied, and if you reduce the opacity completely you get to use that gloss over any system layer lipstick you may own, such as I did today.

Halloween is not really a big thing in Australia, the whole knocking on peoples doors for candy is just a huge no-no down here, and the only people that used to celebrate it were people wanting an excuse to dress up and have a party, it meant nothing and did nothing and we do not even really have a huge costume crop to choose from, so you often just see a whole slew of people running around in their old school uniforms. We have a smattering of decorations sold in stores, but generally speaking, it is something we see in movies and in TV shows.

The look was not planned to be a Halloweeny look, but it did kind of morph into one, and then I just ran with it. I had popped on the first COCO top in my inventory, and it was this gorgeous one, standard sizing with alpha included…when I wore Slink Physique Original everything fit me, now in Hourglass I just wore a different alpha and went up one size and perfect. The boots not old, they were at a recent Kustom 9 and just matched perfectly to the babydoll. I knew straight away what hair I wanted to wear, an older style by Exile and with the separate hat, it is just adorable. An old set of gloves by Blueberry rounded out the look and I then believed I did not have any Haunted or Scary backdrops to use.

Silly me of course I did and unpacked even though owned for over a year. This creepy corridor comes with materials or none, as well as a resizer built-in, it is so detailed and just perfect for this kind of picture, but from so many angles you could easily take a dozen unique pictures, a definite must-have backdrop.

There are so many events going on now with Halloween themes and I have not had a chance to visit them just yet, but it is early days in the month, but with so many years under my belt in SL, I do really like that I can make a current look with some older pieces and some things that I never have had a chance to use or wear before, you never know, that older item we show may just be the item you have been looking for and now you will know where to find it.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Wearhouse Creepy Corridor 

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Slink Visage Redux Jacquie Mesh Head – Bakes on Mesh Only – Slink

Physique Hourglass Bundle REDUX (bake on mesh compatible)  Slink

System/Bom Layers:

Body/Head

Lana Skin – Glance (not available)

Satin Lipstick Dark – PinkFuel

Baby Hairs V2 – Izzie’s

Eyebrows + Moles – Custom

Hair:

Break the Rules – Exile

Clothes Mesh:

Puff Sleeve Blouse – COCO

Gloves Satin (gacha) – Blueberry

Shoes:

Victoria Boots – Pure Poison

Accessories:

Sarah Choker – Kuni

SL Blogger Network is Live!

SL Blogger Network Goes Live

I mentioned earlier this week that I was really excited about new things going on, and this is one of the bigger ones. Linden Lab have launched the SL Blogger Network, a curated feed that will allow any and all Second Life Bloggers to opt in with their website, and have the chance to be featured on SL Blogger Network. I took a screenshot of the first release of posts, featuring a heartwarming post by Kess Crystal, and an awesome post about a Library in the Second Life that I did not know about, but am really excited to hear about by Inara Pey. My own Bakes on Mesh post is also present.

What “I” Know/Think:

There will be a team of Lindens that will be managing the SL Blogger Network, looking for content that they feel will enrich our day, whether it be Fashion or Information, they are looking to share as much as possible with those wanting to get more knowledge day to day on the workings of the Second Life Grid. This is not a feed in the general sense of the word that opting in means that every post you do on your blog will hit it, it will be a selection of posts from those that do opt-in posted through. They have plans for potential ‘themed’ days, days that may be set to focus on a particular subject, such as tutorials, tips and tricks etc…or it could be a retro way back timey type of deal where they highlight the looks that were popular in a particular time in the past history of SL. This is the exciting part of a curated feed, because you may not have a current post posted, but something you worked hard on a year ago may catch someone on the team’s eye and fit right into what they want that day to be about.

In the past all feeds, or feed type sites that brought the community together were provided by residents themselves, such as ‘The Planet feed’ (RIP) , IheartSL – which to date is the longest-running , and others that came and went, because it is a lot of work.

This initiative by Linden Lab is not aimed at replacing those or discouraging others to create more, it is instead a showcase spotlight on what it is that Residents do within and outside of Second Life, that they feel really shares the community spirit. Blogging is something people do to connect with others, we do not tend to ever meet or get feedback on what we say and do, but it is a way of sharing our experiences, our knowledge with those that may seek it, and Linden Lab want to show those that are already here, and those yet to come how we as bloggers do that.

I am excited about all the changes that have been happening through Linden Lab and focusing on Second Lifes needs in the past 16 months, it has definitely felt like we have gained more overall in that time, than we have for many years prior. We have Lindens that are really focused on the residents needs more so than ever before, the changes to Marketplace to me are a huge indicator of that, and now this, acknowledging Bloggers and what they provide to the experience of Second Life is really great.

While some think that this is a new move, they have essentially been doing this in one way or another for a long time, through the pictures on the Second Life website, all credited that mean anyone googling could find them and their work, through the picture of the day, by adding your picture to the Second Life Flickr group you were opting in for that to be a consideration. This is just a bigger undertaking along those same lines. The featured posts will not only be available on the SL Blogger Network but also be incorporated into the Social Networks managed by the team, so everything will be as far-reaching as possible.

I myself bounced into Second Life today full of excitement and posted in the SL Bloggerati group so that any that may have missed the news could go get their applications in. I hope if you are a Blogger that you will do the same.

Official Press Release

The Second Life Blogger Network (SLBN) is a new community initiative that aims to promote high-quality, independent blog content to the Second Life community via high-visibility channels, such as official Second Life social media feeds. Selected blog posts will also appear on a new curated feed on the Second Life Community Pages.

Participation in this new promotional program is non-exclusive and free. Bloggers are encouraged to continue to also work with other community blogger networks (such as BVN) and inworld groups for the promotion and distribution of their original editorial content.

GUIDELINES:

Review the SLBN Terms & Conditions and Content Guidelines. This initiative does not aim to influence the editorial content of your independent blog, but we do have editorial and content standards for the text and image content of those posts that we will promote.

PARTICIPATE:

If you are a blogger and want to participate, fill out the submission form and consider adding the optional Second Life Blogger Network badge to your website.

Once you have opted-in, you are eligible to participate! Linden Lab staffers will then watch your blog for consideration for potential inclusion in the new curated Community News thread and social media channels. While not all of your new posts will be selected each day, the aim is to promote several posts weekly selected from the pool of participating bloggers.

For full details about this initiative, read the blog post HERE

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Oracul AO

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Physique Hourglass Bundle REDUX (bake on mesh compatible)  Slink

System/Bom Layers:

Body/Head

Tasha Skin (COMING SOON) – Adam n Eve

Editorial Eyeshadow 03 & 06, Lipstick 06. Beachday Freckles and Blush – AlaskaMetro

Baby Hairs V2 – Izzie’s

Moles – Custom

Clothing Layers

Avery Crochet Sweater, Ribbed tights – Sn@tch

Solid Bustier – Flair

Hair:

Juliet – Kuni

Clothes Mesh:

Sophia Jeans – Spirit @ Collabor88

Accessories:

Comfy Cozy Rings – Yummy

Bakes on Mesh – Slink Physique Hourglass Redux Feature

I have not done a video in a long while, with the introduction of Bakes on Mesh by Second Life to the grid, the release of the new Redux system by Slink gave everyone the chance to see first hand how it could work. They have been working diligently on the newer system for a year or so, and while Bakes on Mesh was not a part of the official viewers it was in beta for a great amount of time, so people could test out features, create content for it to be ready to go.

The Redux system is a complete overhaul of the body parts available (heads to come) making the items streamlined and efficient when it comes to things like complexity. The bodyparts have no layers other than the base that uses bake on mesh (system layers). This removes 3 layers of mesh, the ankles and wrist sizes have been removed and a lot of the scripting is no longer needed. This reduced my complexity by a large amount, and with the Bundle, you have one attachment for body, hands and feet.

I go into the features and showed unpacking the product, and going through the transition from what is now known as ‘Classic’ to bakes on mesh, not only with my Slink Physique Hourglass Bundle but also my LeLutka Chloe head.

I do hope the video is helpful to those that wear Slink but also those that may be missing some points about how Bakes on Mesh will change things overall.

I did realise through this that I tend to say SO and OK a lot, so if you want to turn it into a drinking game, I am not responsible for your actions afterwards so make sure it is chocolate milk or something equally adorable and be safe.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Oracul AO

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Physique Hourglass Bundle REDUX (bake on mesh compatible)  Slink

System/Bom Layers:

Body/Head

Tasha Skin (COMING SOON) – Adam n Eve

Moles – Custom

Clothing Layers

Clara Sweater, Jersey Studded Leggings – Sn@tch

Hair:

Ellen (@ Collabor88) Megan – Exile

Clothes Mesh:

Slip Dress – Nyu

 

The Getaway – Bake on Mesh joy

The Getaway - Bake on Mesh Joy

After Hair Fair we usually have a break from doing much of anything, but it is time to get back into it, and with the introduction of Bake on Mesh and the excitement I am feeling with it, it was time to start sharing my Second Life again. I also had a very exciting morning that I will share info on later in the week. Things are getting very fun for Second Life, and the wonderful enhancements that are taking place are just stacking one after another to bring me much happiness.

So it turned out fortuitous that Nutmeg just opened their ‘The Getaway” region up to the public, they do this every so often and as in the past, the layout overall is just divine. The landscaping the view, and the elements used, come together in a magnificent way.

Prepare yourself for a delight to the senses, and either visit alone or with a group of friends. Space is just the right size for a really enjoyable chill-out moment for you and yours.

I am so excited by Bake on Mesh, if that has not been made clear to you all by now, then understand it, it is true. With the amazing Redux update included in all of Slinks body parts, the opportunities abound. I have dropped complexity in a huge way, and the fact that I am not in pieces at all now means tping and crossing regions just seems effortless now.

I made my own alpha for this great blazer that I have on, tinted my tank top that is mod, grabbed alphas from random items I already owned for the jeans and I was good to go. Then stacking on as much makeup as I wanted with my own custom Moles and honestly not giving any of it a second thought, just made Second Life for me incredibly fun again.

I think that that fun may have exploded into my shopping, as Sn@tch is having a SALE and I was prepared for hitting them big time when Bake on Mesh went live, but after 110 items purchased I think I cleaned them out a little more than even I expected. I had this major epiphany about two dozen or so items in that I could now wear anything with holes or crocheted etc and put on a bra under it and nothing would clash, and that was the end of me, I was in for it all.

I ran on over to Exile after that to catch up on some hairs I have missed, and landed in the middle of a large group of people, knowing full well I was at the time going to be yellow and blue (if not using a bake on mesh viewer you look very odd) and I just laughed and had no cares about it, it was the 2019 equivalent of tping to a store bald in glitch pants.

Firestorm is going to be releasing their Bake on Mesh viewer as soon as possible, and the preview versions are wonderful, not a problem so far, and I cannot wait for everyone to really embrace Bake on Mesh.

LeLutka also did an update to their heads, with the 3.4 versions have updated versions of the Bake on Mesh button. So if you did not get yours yet, go hit up the redelivery terminal, or wear your head and it should just send to you.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Oracul AO

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Physique Hourglass Bundle REDUX (bake on mesh compatible)  Slink

System/Bom Layers:

Body/Head

Tasha Skin (COMING SOON) – Adam n Eve

Eyeliner – Kati Skin – Nuuna

Kylie Plump Lipstick – Sn@tch

Moles – Custom

Clothing Layers

Butch Tank Top (tinted) – Sn@tch

Hair:

Megan – Exile

Clothes:

Glen Check Blazer, Ripped Crop Jeans – Coco

Shoes:

Elodie Flats – Ingenue

Hair Fair 2019 – Wrapping Up – Bandana Day

Hair Fair Hares with Mel Vanbeeck

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Playing a bit with titles today, as the Hair Fair is coming to a close on Sunday Evening at Midnight 1st September. The last day of Hair Fair is Bandana Day, where people wear the Bandanas they have purchased from the event that are made by other Residents like themselves. All purchases of Bandanas donate 100% and are mod/transfer and have become little collectables over the years.

There are also the Hair Fair Hares, with each year them having their own little theme and Bandana to match, they are wearable or rezzable and are also mod, as you can see Mel had to Mansize his. This year the Hares were hungry so all of them have a little food item. I love the Hares the base hare was created by Anya Ohmai and the Bandanas are created by Mel Vanbeeck.

I am also showing some of the bandanas I picked up at the event – not all as some I got in all colours. I do hope you have time to make it over for the last day and a half of the event, and pick up some Bandanas, Hares or just drop some lindens in the donation kiosks that are around the event.

I hope everyone had fun this year, I know I did. I may be cleaning sand out of my shoes and clothing for a few more weeks though.

Bandana Booths can be found on each region, so no matter where you are you will come across one.

Hair Fair 2019 Booth Regions

Blonde Region SLurl

Noirette Region SLurl

Redhead Region SLurl

Cam Regions

Streaks Region

Perm Region 

Foils Region

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Location

Hair Fair 2019

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Skin Applier League

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhancement Skin Appliers : League

Avatar Enhancement Nail Appliers: set 142 Flair

Daisy Romper –Tee*fy

Dana Sarong – Absolut Vendetta

Bondi Bun Buns – Hair Fair Hare – Bandana Booth @ Hair Fair 2019

Bondi Bun Buns Bandana – Bandana Booth @ Hair Fair 2019

Mel is Wearing :

Chino Shorts – Slink

Andrea Head – LeLutka

Physique Male Bundle – Slink

Sausage Sizzling Sergio – Hair Fair Hare – Bandana Booth @ Hair Fair 2019

KMH Bandana – Bandana Booth @ Hair Fair 2019

Bake on Mesh – Hair Fair 2019 – System Layers

Bake on Mesh Hair Fair 2019 - Just Magnetized

Bake on Mesh went live on Monday, information HERE. Strawberry and Xiola Linden did their first Lab Gab live streaming YouTube session this past Wednesday and talked about it in detail, giving some quick tips and information on Slink being first to do a fully integrated Bake on Mesh release, with all their bodyparts now including the Redux option that is bake on mesh compatible. Important to note, bake on mesh layers are default SL System Layers, you do not have to wait until something says bake on mesh or bom, if it was made using the SL system layers in the past it will apply.

I grabbed my update and my bodyparts now due to Slink Redux bundle are now only One attachment, that is monumental. This gave me a chance to pull out some much loved and not able to wear items from inventory that I have not seen in years but pined over.

I have my gorgeous skins from League and she has set out ‘BoM Feet & Finger Fixes’. Wearing older system layer skins will mean that they could have the toes divisions and fingernails on the skin itself as they may have been created for the SL Default body at the time, you can cover this up with tattoo layers and Slink did include some, but Nena of League has put out the ones that work with her own feet and hands layers. So grab those they are in the store FREE.  I also could not resist putting on my crochet shorts, oh how I love these and now that we have the ability to wear them again they are now in my favourite wearables tab.

The Slink Redux system has implemented smooth options, so that even though wearing system layers on your mesh, the regions that are more modeled than in the past, can be smoothed over for a more realistic look, including a nipples smooth and chest stretch so that tops don’t look painted on, my favourite part is that the bottom has a smooth section so pants stretch across they do not sink into.

I am also wearing as many layers as I could, freckles from this store, dimples from another, make up from different creators and a hairbase from Hair Fair by Just Magnetized that is lovely. I did not have to think about what went where, I just added and added and could be here for days just adding. So much fun, and the ability to look unique now is going to be greater.

I will do more posts in future, but the timing was perfect to do a Bom post as a last Hair Fair 2019 Post, a few days left to shop :)

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Poses by Everglow

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Physique Hourglass Bundle REDUX (bake on mesh compatible)  Slink

Bake on Mesh HUD

System/Bom Layers:

Isla Skin – Sunkiss – Natural  – League 

BOM Feet and Finger Fixes – League

Chloe Glitter Eyeshadow – AlaskaMetro

Sinful Lipstick – LeLutka

Gala Freckles (body and face) – Izzie’s 

Dimples – L.Fauna (no longer available, but definitely missed)

Hairbase:

Sleek Hairbase  – set 01 RightsideJust Magnetized @ Blonde Region Hair Fair 2019

Clothes:

Crochet shorts, Seashell Blouse (System/Bom Layers) – League

HAIR FAIR 2019 – FEATURING NOIRETTE REGION EDITION PART 3

Hair Fair 2019 - Noirette Region Edition Pt 3.gif

I am so excited that I made it through all the sims with time to spare, which means I will be able to, I hope, get in some last-minute stuff before Hair Fair 2019 comes to a close this Sunday Night 1st September. It has been a whirlwind of an event, and I am so glad that so many familiar faces were able to join us this year and some newer faces that just brought their A-game and how.

No.Match made me laugh with one of their great styles being called No.System and Bake on Mesh went live this week, so now the whole grid is all about the System layers return. Both styles are gorgeous in their curly splendour, really need to rock out the curls more often, because these styles had me wanting more.

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I ran to see what Liquid Moon had in store for me this year, by me I mean us, by us I mean me. But the booth was full of Male hair…I had words with the creator, nice words, kind words, but I will not lie I did pout a bit about no girls hair. HOWEVER not to be left without goodies, I tried my luck and while I was trying not to swoon all over the ads – those were some handsome looking ads – I got the Parker hair and I love it. Then to make it even girlier I added these stunning hairpieces by Lode also at Hair Fair. If you have ever visited my blog before you will know Lode is Love for me, but with the both combined, I was rocking it out, so Liquid Moon feel free to do Girls or Boys or Both in future, I will work it out.

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Ade released some beautiful soft and flowy styles. The style huds give you many options and a firm favorite for me is always going to be behind the shoulders, it just makes getting dressed so much easier. I also love the behind the ear placement, I almost went full sticky outy ears with my head HUD but decided to save that for another day.

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Emo-tions is blowing my mind, from elegant uppydo’s to full blown fantasy/rp looks with a little bit of casual sleek in between. Not that I am surprised really, Mirja has those mad skills, and she is also incredibly organised, you know she just makes hair, like literally just makes it and makes it and has styles backed up potentially for months. I used to announce a theme for My Attic back in the day and within hours she would already be sending me the ad for something that was not going to happen for a month. All events should have her in their rotation.

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Tukinowaguma was able to set up some beautiful styles this year, also ranging from the more casual to vintage elegance. With some great options for hiding and showing tendrils and alphas in case of hair base clipping, I thought that was pretty neat. This victory rolls style is just gorgeous, and the low hanging pigtails are much fun.

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That is it for my region coverage of Hair Fair 2019. You can see all the previous posts here also. I hope you have enjoyed it, and I hope that somehow my pictures and words resonate with you enough to visit the event.

 

 

 

 

 

Hair Fair 2019 Booth Regions

Blonde Region SLurl

Noirette Region SLurl

Redhead Region SLurl

Cam Regions

Streaks Region

Perm Region 

Foils Region

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Location

Poses by AMACCI

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Skin Applier League

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhancement Skin Appliers : League

Avatar Enhancement Nail Appliers: set 142 Flair

Makeup Appliers – Alaska Metro

Picture One:

Hair: 

No.System, No.WTF  – No.Match @ Hair Fair – Noirette Region

Clothes:

Lulu Dress – Tres Blah

 

Picture Two:

Hair: 

Parker – Liquid Moon @ Hair Fair – Noirette Region

Accessories:

Symphony, Meadow – Lode @ Hair Fair – Noirette Region

Clothes:

Sweetheart Top – Tres Blah

 

Picture Three:

Hair: 

Hailee, Skylie – Ade @ Hair Fair – Noirette Region

Clothes:

Mexican Folk Shift – Tres Blah

 

Picture Four:

Hair: 

Riley, Dora, Margery –  EMO-tions @ Hair Fair – Noirette Region

Clothes:

BodyCon Dress – Tres Blah

 

Picture Five:

Hair: 

Cassells,Gillett, –  Tukinowaguma @ Hair Fair – Noirette Region

Clothes:

Celine Dress – Tres Blah