Ever since I returned to SL, I've been trying to figure out mesh. Now there was some mesh coming into the world when I left 3 years ago...I even made a few mesh items myself. However, the whole mesh body thing was only beginning to take shape...haha...pun intended. I have had mixed feelings about mesh shapes & heads. In my ignorance I thought, why would anyone want to look like everyone else? I certainly don't want to. However, after recently trying on several demo mesh bodies, I realized they are still VERY customizable. you still need a shape to go under them. And even though its not completely unique per avatar, even the skin and details can be customized a bit. I have yet to be ok with buying a mesh head though. Maybe once they are as customizable as the bodies I'll consider it.
So that leads us to the choices...so many choices. I looked over the reviews on http://meshbodyaddicts.com/ and also chatted in world with a few people. The general consensus was that Belleza and Maitreya stood out ahead of the pack. They happened to be my favorite demos as well. I definitely want to purchase others in the future though, especially for the plans I have in SL. I really want the Belleza body but since Maitreya was a bit cheaper and I "needed" a new skin too, I went with them.
This body has been blogged about countless times I'm sure, but here is my take. I find it absolutely stunning. I love the fact that it goes with Glam Affair skins, which are some of my all time favs. You can find all the details on what I'm wearing in the photos below. Here are a few close ups (un-edited) of the amazing detail on this body.
And...have I mentioned how awesome the feet are? I HATE feet! But I LOVE these!
Next purchase will be the Belleza body! Then we'll see what happens after that.
Mesh Body ~ Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Skin ~ -Glam Affair - Katya - America 03
Hair ~ ::Exile:: Set Free: Dark Reds
Location ~ My humble home
Poses ~ by Zelly Mornington (no longer in world), Dove Swanson (no longer in world) & Maliah Naidoo (of KaTink...can be found under Annemarit Jarvinen).
Please Note: The first 3 photos in this post are edited so to see the originals, please visit my flickr. Thank you!