Didn’t have to wait long: Project Bento!

We know how much work, value, personalization and emotional investment goes into a Second Life avatar, so we have always been careful when considering avatar changes. While we want to make improvements, we also want to maximize backward compatibility. Get ready for the biggest thing that’s happened …

Source: Introducing Project Bento – New Bones Added to Second Life Avatar Skeleton

It was brought to my attention by commenter DJ Frenzy that good things are on the horizon for bones and rigging. It looks like Project Bento may give me my wish of a head I can customize! Not only that… but one you can add tails, extra arms/legs, wings to their own limb bones! I hope designers are signing up to test Project Bento!

Why I don’t wear mesh heads

Greetings Fellow SL Lovers!

Even before mesh bodies came out, people were making mesh heads. Now, mesh heads and bodies are everywhere. Other bloggers I know wear mesh heads exclusively as well as bodies. I must admit, I am hooked on my maitreya lara body. I never take it off.

My body - maitreya lara

I cannot seem to keep wearing mesh heads. I’ve worn some in past reviews but they just never seem right for me.

My body - system head

By staying with the system head Second Life gives us, I can change my face on a whim. I can have a gigantic facial features to non existent features and everything in between. With mesh heads right now, you can only change how long the face is and how big it is. I hope someday, mesh head creators can rig the face so you can customize to your liking. Who knows… maybe it will never happen.

… but then again… mesh was not even a thing in second life 8 years ago. Who knows what the future will bring?

Liliana Aluveaux

50 Years of Style: 2000s

Greetings Fellow SL Lovers!
The 2000s. We had the Spice Girls, Britney Spears, and others. Cell phones were popular and so were belly piercings. Flat ironed straight hair was everything.
Spice up your life Spice up your life

Hair: Chemistry – Chloe
Shirt: R.icielli – Trisha mesh top for Maitreya Lara
Skirt: Addams – Silvana denim skirt
Heels: Gos – Skull chain sandals (black)
Belly Piercing: Misha J. – Belly ring (This is a belly ring rigged for Maitreya Lara!)

Liliana Aluveaux

8 years and a month (or 2959 days)

Greetings Fellow SL Lovers!

So I missed my rez day back on December 2nd. I cannot even believe I could miss such an important day. I guess I’ve been way too busy. Anyway, I unearthed a picture that I thought I lost today. I was cleaning up my blog and I found it! I had done a collage of myself every year up to a certain point. So… I saved the picture and added 4 more years of pictures! Here it is!

rez days 2007 - present

Second Life has changed so much in 8 years and I am so excited to see where it goes from here!

Liliana Aluveaux

50 Years of Style: 1990s

Greetings Fellow SL Lovers!
The 90s are very near and dear to me. I was too young to wear many of the fashions. I grew up with Saved by the Bell and Full House. Speaking of which, I cannot wait until Fuller House comes out on Netflix!
90s explosion
I just cannot believe I found a tattoo necklace! I used to steal my sister’s when she wasn’t looking.
Totally rad

Hair: Chemistry – Marnie
Hat: rabu – leather fedora
Necklace: XYZ – tattoo choker
Jeans coat: Lapointe & BastChild – Denim cropped jacket
Dress: Tortured Soul – Summer Slim Dress
Stockings: Izzies – Overknee socks (maitreya applier)
Boots: FATEstep – Riordan Ankle Boots

Liliana Aluveaux

50 Years of Style: 1980s

Greetings Fellow SL Lovers!
I was born in the 80s. It is full of Madonna, bright eyeshadow, and bad hair.
Like a virgin

There is so much going on with this outfit… I love it!

Hair: Exile Bad Reputation (dark browns)
Hair bow: Pididdle – hair bow (pink)
Eyeshadow: aeNigma makeup
Blush: Nar Mattaru – Taryn blush (I tinted it hot pink)
Lipstick: Nar Mattaru – Kyrin Lipsticks (light pink)
Pearls: Maxi Gossamer – Color mixing necklaces
Fishnet top: Abhorrent Fishnet top – black
Dress: The Secret Store – Natalie Tutu dress
Bangles: Waffle! The 80’s chunky bangles
Fishnet leggings: Lo’s fishnet leggings – black
Heels: KC – Maia Pumps
Like a virgin

Liliana Aluveaux

50 Years of Style: 1970s

Greetings Fellow SL Lovers!

The 1970s was an interesting time. We had bell bottom pants, afros, feathered hair, horrible mustaches, and disco.
Blast from the past Blast from the past

New things I am wearing:
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Reese
Shirt: Addams – Suede Foxy Top
Pants: Addams – Ivy Skinny Flare Pants
Shoes: FATEstep – Jessica Wedges

Liliana Aluveaux