Skin Fair 2013 is coming soon! For those of you who are not just skin addicts, but also fans of mesh heads, you’re in for a treat. Snow Rabbit is debuting a new mesh head with a lot of sophisticated features, and LOGO has a big store set up as well. My personal favorite of the mesh offerings: A.E.Meth’s Mesh Doll.
This creative avatar comes with a re-sizable mesh head (use it for your petites!), a skin, a modifiable shape, and an outfit. The outfit is a pink dress with matching pumps and a wind-up key for the back of your doll. ADORBS. You can see the outfit in the pictures below. Six eye options are scripted into the head. And oh hey Gospel Voom fans, all the A.E.Meth Doll skintones are already part of the Gos Boutique One Match Skin System!
Furthermore, Aemeth Lysette – creator of the a.e. meth brand – is one of the coolest people you will ever meet in Second Life. She is an artist from the United States, a local of both Detroit and Houston. Aemeth’s artwork has already been featured in New World Notes and her Aemy Says blog is full of fascinating content. I need to start saving up for a commission! Aemeth’s inspiration for the Mesh Doll project was Ghost in the Shell (a must see for cyberpunk fans), hand painted dolls, and the masks that she creates in real life.
The Mesh Doll is a striking concept to me because it both practical and meaningful. It is practical because the hybrid nature of the avatars allows people to enjoy the novelty and ease of a mesh avatar, while still allowing personalisation with one’s own clothes, hair, and so on. It’s meaningful because its creation is commentary for the virtual world. Are Second World avatars like mythical gollums – where human beings sacrifice the time they could spend in real life to transfer their essence into a fictional symbol of ourselves? Are Second Life avatars like the androids of cyberpunk – originally disregarded as objects, only to surprise us with their increasing realism, blurring the lines between what is real and fake? I love that this idea gets people asking such questions.
Skin Fair 2103 is opening to the public on March 15, 2013. Aemeth’s booth is located on Sim 2; the Mesh Doll (“Doll Hybrid Mesh Avatar”) is a new item premiering at this event, along with a mesh cat avatar (“Bad Kitty Avatar”) as well.
Skin, Head, Shape, Outfit: A.E.Meth – Doll Hybrid Mesh Avatar in Fair (new at Skin Fair), L$950
Hair: Milana – Tami in Sand (1st picture), Golden (2nd/3rd picture), L$245
First Picture only
Dress: The Secret Store – Danae in Coral L$225
Socks: The Secret Store – Tights in Zebra, L$35
Shoes: Lethal Couture – Amen Distress Boots, L$0
Pose: Marukin – Gentle Light, L$25
Location: Neo Machima
Wow, Black Friday on Second Life was amazing. Just as I make a Second Life budget for myself, savings pop up that can’t be denied. There were deals everywhere, but here are my favorite sales and info on all my swag.
1. Skin Addiction – From Belleza, I got the full Aiko bundle for only L$1000 – that’s 75% off! Belleza came to my attention from Truth Hair ads, and I had been admiring Aiko already. On the other side from sexy realistic skins is adorably sweet babyfaced skins. From Pink Fuel, I got a fatpack of Elly skins for L$450. Mochi really knows how to give her customers good value because this includes 22 makeup skins and 45 lipsticks.
2. the Warehouse – Since this reminded me a lot of the Last Call L$100 sale years ago, I knew I had the potential to go overboard with my shopping. It’s not a great deal anymore if you’re buying tons of things you don’t need just because it’s on sale. So I made a list of everything I wanted, and then narrowed it down. I ended up with: 2 Leverocci Seam Detail Minidresses, 1 Armidi Pinstriped Blazer, 1 Gisaci Woven Coat, 1 Gisaci Milla Milla outfit, 1 Gisaci Trend du Jour with Fleur Skirt, 1 Armidi Boudoir Lingerie, and 2 Leverocci Laceup Wedges.
3. Liberty City – I came to this for one reason: The Secret Store. I’m a big fan of Maylee Oh’s work and hunted down her 50L item, which was a Pencil Skirt – the item that I based today’s outfit on. I love high-waisted skirts in real life. They emphasize femininity well. Thus, I paired the skirt with a very feminine top and offset all of that with an androgynous haircut.
[ Styling Details ]
Skin: Elly in Honey by Pink Fuel
Hair: Girl 28 by Dura
Eyes: Gold Coral by Poetic Colors
Lashes: Deviant by Celestial Studios
Top: Annis Lace top by Sea Hole
Skirt: Pencil Skirt by Secret Store
Shoes: Plain Jane Pumps by Cool Beans
Earrings: Orchid by Muse
And there goes my SL wallet. I’ll be sticking to weekly/month sale events for December… until Christmas specials catch my eye, anyway. D: