A few months ago, for her weekly Monday Meme, Strawberry Singh again asked our digits but also included a short questionnaire on mesh bodies. You can see what I wrote then. I was "meh" about the mesh body idea at that time. I had demoed a few but found it too much trouble adjusting, fixing and hiding when adding clothes. I ended up not being me at all. I bought Maitreya's Lara on the advice of friends. I put it on and liked it but it sat in my closet for quite awhile. After writing the meme in April, I decided to really make an effort to give it a good run. I did. And now Lara and I are one.
I bought skin, difficult for me since I had worn the same skin for years. But I do love my new one now. Decidedly, I had to tweak a few things when I started to wear Lara all the time. My boobs seemed to be too large so I made them a bit smaller. I added to my arms to make them a little heavier. I seemed to do some kind of change almost every day until I got a look I like.
I went on to join the "Maitreya Lara Friends Group" which is great for answering a lot of questions I had. I read many blogs, especially "Mesh Body Addicts". The Mesh Bodies 101 was a great post and very helpful for someone like me who always needs instructions. Of course the Maitreya blog was great too.
In the next Lara version, I would like to see more options, in particular with the hands, although Slink hands do work quite well with this body.
Never did I imagine I would be so taken with a mesh body. I thought it would be like other things in my closet - bought on a whim; worn a few times; then discarded. But it hasn't been that way at all. I'm hooked!
Next I'll tackle those mesh heads!
Good Night for now.
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy (pale)
Eyelids: Slink mesh lids and lashes
Lipstick: Izzie's dark vibrant lipstick (dark blackberry)
Hair: EMO-tions Windblown 8
Lingerie: Zaara Kanti lingerie (dull rose)
Pose: Olive Juice