Drunk

There may be other people like us
Who see the flicker of a clipper when they light up
Flames just create us
but burns don’t heal like before

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Cate
Skin: Glam Affair – Agnes
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Rumor
Top: Addams – Mellon Long Sleeves Shirt
Pants: Addams – Catalina Overall Short
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Nattalle Wirework Earrings, Izzie’s – A 3 Coins Necklace
Pose: RK Poses – Mia 3
Location: Everwinter

Down the Rabbit Hole

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And thus begins life with a mesh head. That’s what I figured out after a week of demoing heads, skins, and body appliers to figure out which I liked the best. When it was becoming a bit overwhelming, I realized maybe I didn’t want to do this yet. And as I took off the head I’d been testing, I realized… I can’t go back. The smoothness and ease, look and feel, was already becoming in my eyes better than my old system head look (even though I loved it very much).

Maybe it shouldn’t have been such a process, but let me just say – if you are a picky person like me, who changes skins once very 1-2 years with no major shape changes for about 7 years, then be prepared. Diving into the world of Mesh Heads will take you awhile, too. Tones might be off, or the body texturing doesn’t match the quality of the face. Yes, some even still have an issue with seams. Demo demo demo.

Finally, though, for now I’ve settled on Lelutka’s Karin with a Glam Affair skin. I also have Catwa’s Candy that I have both a Glam Affair skin and a Lara Hurley skin to use, should I feel so inclined.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: Glam Affair – Trixy
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Kora
Top: Addams – Amy Crop Top (June Uber)
Skirt: Addams – Amy Long Skirt (June Uber)
Shoes: Fri.day – Dusty Sandals (May Collabor88)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Lara Hurley – Giulia (lips) (Summerfest)
Pose: Marukin – Berry (hy02-04)
Location: Hathian

A Place to Disappear to

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This is one of those occasions where I was surfing through marketplace, pages upon pages of searches, and stumbled upon this top from Villena. I’m not even sure if it’s newer or if it’s been out for awhile, but doesn’t matter; I love it! It’s also worth mentioning that, while this photo doesn’t show it off, these new shorts from Addams are incredibly bootylicious, emphasized no doubt by the new boots at Collabor88 from ISON. They even come with a Maitreya-specific fit (best way to Boot, really.)

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Elikatira – Wendice
Top: Villena – Sweatshirt (Bandana Print)
Shorts: Addams – Malena Denim Short High Rise
Shoes: ISON – Leather Knee Boots (Black) (November Collabor88)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Earthstones – Mahika Necklace, Misha Jesuil – Belly Ring for Maitreya Lara
Sunglasses: Yummy – Karina Sunglasses (Black)
Pose: Marukin – Poppy – Gleaming Bergamot
Location: Devils Pocket

How We Roll

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Over time, you might find those brands who slowly creep their way into your inventory’s heart, filling it up. And then there’s others, who do it more rapidly, because every release is something you must have. Addams is the latter, because not only is the rigging so well with my Maitreya Lara body, the styles are just so on point. Especially this top from the current round at Collabor88 (which hopefully should be… maybe? less crowded now that it’s been two days, but I don’t know – it was insane getting in!) It’s made to go over the bikini top that’s also on sale, but easily can be worn without. It matches perfectly with the not-new-but-new-to-me worn jeans at the mainstore location.

Now, I’m not really sure which category Lamb falls into; I just know that over the years, I’ve collected a ton of her hair. And definitely added two more that are out now at C88. One drapes a little more over the face (shown), the other a bit more off of the face, and both with these loose waves I wish I could pull off in RL.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Lamb – Flower (August Collabor88)
Top: Addams – Sophia Tank Top (August Collabor88)
Pants: Addams – Worn Jeans (rolled)
Shoes: ieQED – Emmy Wedge (Marsala)
Feet: Slink – Womens Barefeet (High)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Earthstones – Mahika Necklace, Misha Jesuil – Belly Ring for Maitreya Lara
Pose: Marukin – Berry – Hy02-04
Location: Hathian