Coming to the Rescue

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I haven’t had too many men pose with me in my blog and when they have, it has been brief and not many details. I have had male bloggers before as well, but that never worked out long term either. I am happy to say that my friend Doriel will be helping me on a more permanent basis here and I am thrilled! The men in SL really lack that extra something when it comes to fashion, and I hope we can help with that.

We are bringing you two different designers who are present at this weeks Penumbra AW14. There really is something for everyone at the shows so please come take a look! TOOTLES

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Tessa’s Credits:

Skin– Glam Affair- Cleo in Jamaica

Body: WowMeh- Insize body

Eyes– IKON- Hope Eyes in Nymph

Hair– Lamb.- Pandora in ginger pack

Top– Bomshie- Mithra cropped sweater and scarf (wowmeh and tango appliers) @ Penumbra AW14

Pants- Bomshie- Mithra Highwaist slacks @ Penumbra AW14

Shoes– [L.Warwick]- Elation platform heels in cranberry/brown @ My Attic at the deck

Doriel’s Credits:

Skin: Aeros – Garrett Skin – Peach

Glasses: [hoorenbeek] – Retro Men

Hair: Exile – Alone Together – Marone (Light Browns)

Facial Hair: Nivaro – Trimmed Beard – Black

Outfit: Zanze – Vance Outfit (includes shoes) – Black @ Penumbra AW14

Slink Physique is HERE!!!

We are all addicted to Slink it seems so who is surprised that there is a flood of people at Slink trying to get the new mesh Physique body. I was one of them… first thing when I logged in to run over and purchase. Why even bother with the demo to be honest when I already love the hands and feet? The demo doesn’t give you a very good idea of what the body has to offer. As I did with the Wowmeh body, I am going to give my pros and cons and how I really feel about these bodies and how they compare.  Disclaimer…. ALL images are raw and have not been edited AT ALL!

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Dress that comes with the mesh body

The first question will ask is how it looks with the hands and feet… AMAZING!!! This is 100 times better than the Wowmeh when it comes to matching and looking smooth. When you purchase the new Slink Physique Mesh Body you will get an assortment of skin color options in a pack. The color I have on is the Cinnamon. I feel this better matched the color I would like in SL, but there are all sorts you really need to try. There is an alpha that includes the Visage if you also would like to have the mesh head. There is a HUD that allows you to control the alphas and clothing layers along with a skin HUD to allow you to pick the skin you would like. Also included is 3 sets of underwear and a one shoulder dress. The dress seems to be a fitted mesh dress because it was a one click add on and there were no alphas needed to cover up my shape with it.

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Same body numbers except for the face and arm muscles
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Now for the Cons… There are quite a few for me. I do not like the skin… This is not a skin I see myself wearing because I am not a fan of the details. I look like plastic! I will be looking for skin appliers in the future and I do not think that this will really affect many peoples choices about buying the body. We all know there will be appliers! The shape provided was horrible, so I had to work on that some. I will continue to tweak it till it is exactly what I like. The neck area however is very large and the mesh body goes up into the head a bit. I had a line around the back of my head which will be an issue with shorter hair styles or updos.  The alpha layers are a bit large. When you first want to just cover up a small part of the breast for a top, you cover up the entire chest area with one click. (pictures below) I did not like this. There should be a second alpha layer in that spot in order to get just the top of the breast without covering the entire neck line. I tried a few of my mesh tops with it and it seemed I always had to go a size bigger and you could still see the alpha layers. For me, I prefer the alpha layers with the Wowmeh. That is only my personal opinion.  We all want a smooth body with no jagged edges, but this new mesh body is not helping any. I will still have to liquify quite a bit in photoshop when it comes time to edit photos. Even with my arm straight down there are more bumps than with the regular bodies that LL has provided for us. I will be wearing this body for some future blog posts to see just how it works with clothing and with photoshop. Another con… The Slink Physique is a little over L$1200… a lot more than the Wowmeh has been. Who knows what the price will be when the new Wowmeh body comes out though.

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Trying to cover up the boobs for a deep V top

My conclusion… well… it doesn’t look great from all the cons! The only real pro is that it goes better with the slink feet and hands which for some is just about enough of a positive to purchase. Personally, I will be wearing my Wowmeh body a lot more. I am still a Slink fan, and granted…. this is just the first day! Updates will change little things here and there and I look forward to those. I hope this helps a little bit more in your decision making when it comes to purchasing what might fit you better. 

Wowmeh Mesh Body

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I want to start this post off by saying I am completely clueless! I am late in the Wowmeh fad as usual but I am trying to make up for that my giving some information that I found really helpful when I was considering buying this mesh body. I am going to go over some pros and yes even some cons. There are never any flawless attachments and it takes a while to get to that point. Wowmeh is very new still and there are constant updates to improve the cons that I have seen. So… Lets get started 🙂

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I think immediately you can see the difference in the two shapes. The Wowmeh mesh body is on the left and my normal none mesh shape, that linden labs gave me, is on the right. There are no jagged edges on the Wowmeh skin and it seems that the detailing is more clear.  I also love that the photos taken with this mesh body have a more realistic feel to it. I can still wear my slink hands and feet with the body and I can even still wear some of my mesh clothes because I am wearing the insize wowmeh body. There is another size which is a little thicker. You are able to adjust the body just how you like it though. Most think of a mesh body and think you can’t change it up. You can use the sliders just like you would on a normal non mesh body. The biggest plus for me is unlimited FREE updates when a new feature is added. You do not have to pay extra for that. 🙂

It is only fair if I give some negatives that I have seen. I did have to go buy a special skin that had a Wowmeh applier though. This to me was a huge negative but one that will easily be fixed in the next coming weeks as the mesh body fad catches on. The appliers are getting a tad ridiculous though. I do wish skin makers would just do a single hud to change appliers. That is a different blog post though. You can find the skin makers who have appliers on the Wowmeh blog, which also includes those who make appliers for the clothes. You do have to have separate appliers for the Wowmeh. You can’t use your lola or phat azz appliers. The good news is that they are CHEAP! I like the fit of the Wowmeh appliers better than the others anyway. There is still a slight issue with the fit of my slink hands and feet. If I increased my arm muscles any more I was going to look like a muscle women. I tried to use a smaller hand size but the skin on the mesh body poked through and I wasn’t able to use it. It is almost impossible to wear some mesh clothing with this body. I had to change up some sizes and shrink the body to fit the way I wanted. Yes, I am extremely picky on the fit of things so I am probably nit picking a little bit.

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My overall conclusion for this new mesh body by Wowmeh is that I do love it! There may be some issues, but they can only get better and improve and the creator is working hard to give you nice updates. The Wowmeh cost 899L, but I have heard that the price will soon increase. If you want to get the body and hang on to it now that may be a good idea. There are also a couple of other mesh bodies that will be coming out soon that include Slink and Belleza. By the initial picture of them, I wasn’t a fan of he Slink one but the Belleza skin did look amazing. I do wonder how much photoshop was used to make those bodies look like they do. This is just my personal opinion on them… but what I do know is that Wowmeh is already released with appliers AND these two photos to compare them are NOT PSd in any way. I will probably end up comparing the other bodies with the Wowmeh when they are released. I want to say a special thank you to the people who did inform me about the Wowmeh and what it was exactly. That is my clueless part, so this blog is for those other people who hide under rocks until something comes up. If you have any further questions or if you find out something about the Wowmeh that you would like to share then please feel free to message me in world at Tessagrace51. Thanks for reading 🙂 TOOTLES!