When it comes to mesh body-parts I am not the fastest on the trends…With clothes and shoes and other accessories I have always loved new stuff from the beginning, but somehow avatar parts take me longer.
So, after I am now used to wearing a mesh body (TMP) for nude occassions and pics – I still have not bothered to try to get clothes on it…- I read tons of blogs, looked at hundreds of pics and read many threads on: mesh heads.
In the beginning, when the mesh heads arrived in SL, I was almost sure I would never take one. Thinking, initially, I am too attached to my avatars face and I was afraid I would not be Caity anymore?
Was it the fear of ‘not being unique’ anymore or the familiar feeling I have when I see Caity, after all those years? I guess a bit of both.
Then, last week, I read Auryn’s blogpost on meshheads and ‘being normal’ or ‘being unique’ and for some reason her post made me go over to Lelutka and get a mesh head.
I stood in the shop and was actually quite fast in deciding which one I liked best, the ‘Ever’. Mainly because she looked the least unhappy of them all. No really. Why do all the mesh heads have such a serious (at best) or grumpy (at worst) facial expression? I don’t need to walk around with a perpetual big smile, but a bit more cheerful wouldn’t hurt, right?
OK. So I got the head (2.500 LS, ouch) and the skin applier for my skin, Glam Affair Petal 07 (800 LS, more ouch) and home I went.
Now, my first reaction was: OMG. No. No. No!!!!
But I kept it on and went out to make some pics and in the right wind-light and some shadows, I had to admit it looks amazingly flawless. I managed to match the skin of my ears and fiddled with the make-up and…mmmm…I may get used to this look.
In fact, as odd as it may be, the more I look at these portraits, the more I sort of see Caity in it. But then Caity 3.0.
I will keep wearing the head, not just for pics, for some days – I promised myself to take the time to get used to it, so I will see if it ‘grows’ on me, which might happen..specially now Lelutka also released awesome hair for this head!
Editted to add: while preparing and writing this blogpost, Strawberry did the same on these heads on her blog – showing two other heads and sharing her – almost the same as mine – thoughts about ‘living with a mesh-head’. Seeing her pics, I got less and less convinced we look like clones, as it shows (besides the fact she uses other models) we do keep our own style and with so many skin-tones, make-ups and hair (colours) there is enough difference to not be afraid to meet your exact twin on every streetcorner.