You may have seen – who am I kidding – you must have seen that Belleza finally came out with improvements to their full line of mesh bodies. \o/ I was super excited to re-try a body (Isis) that has the best (IMO) butt and boobs. They are just simply the best. The areas I was looking to be addressed were: bento hands; better tone matching for Belleza face skin appliers; and better alpha options. So what got solved? And, will I be wearing it again?
The Real Tea
I am wearing my favorite recent-ish skin from Belleza, “Hazel,” and have turned on the neck sheath contained in the update…and…it’s not great for me. But there’s a bigger issue: the tones on my Belleza chest area do not match the Medium-tone of my Belleza face applier. At all. Now look, I am not going to fix it in PS because I don’t do that BUT, I need to be clear that it’s quite possible – likely even – that the windlight I am using doesn’t agree with the update. Disappointing.
Let me know if you guys have a preferred windlight that works for your Belleza tone matches. I love this body but it’s hard to wear when the neck/chest is so mismatched with my Belleza skins in my preferred lighting.
So the stuff I love? The new bento hands are perfection and the nail shapes are better than any other body IMO. My only nit is that there doesn’t appear to be a way to cycle natural hand poses. The breasts, butt, and (don’t laugh), the arches of the feet, are literally perfect. <3 And lastly, there are better alpha options, making it much easier to alpha-out your overlaps.
Overall, the body is beautiful and I would love to wear it more if I can work out the settings to achieve a better match with my Belleza skins.
So, what’s new with you all? I am entering a long week and then a week away on business travel – so I am going to be scarce. But, a few things I wanted to mention that are new, updated or just interesting!
First up, I am swathed in newness from Bauhaus Movement from The Seasons Story and NEO-Japan event. I love this gorgeous combination of patent leather buckle and heavy shantung texture for my midnight-colored “Hikari” outfit (you can also hide the pants for a more gown-y look, but I prefer the pants showing). My delicate drop bag is exquisite with a natural bento pose that you would expect from my absolute favorite pose maker, LouLou. I am also wearing new hair by Moon – and it’s maybe been months and months since I have. Very pretty. Finally, I would be remiss in not mentioning my boots from ISON. They are almost identical to my new Chloe strapped booties IRL. I definitely recommend the fullpack.
Also new? My updated LAQ head(s) that were relaunched by splitting the main HUD from the head shapes. Brilliant! Why pay for the same full-featured HUD every single time you want a new head shape? By separating the products, LAQ encourages head collection – not one time purchases that are cost-prohibitive. More mesh head creators should follow suit no doubt about it.
Other new items I am working towards blogging (hopefully this week): updated Belleza bodies (finally!!!!!!) and new LeLutka skins from Belleza too. Oh and of course, the usual newness from too many events including Kustom9, FameshedGo and The Epiphany 😉
My strong suit – blazer by Teefy @Collabor88 – personifies everything we see IRL fashion right now. From the bold, exaggerated shoulders to the masculine pinstripe contrasting the lacey camisole, Teefy definitely got this one very right.
With such sharp, masculine angles, I wanted to soften it all up with a selection of ornate accessories and a pale, feminine blue accent. I love that you can change the bow color on the blazer to suit whatever else you’re wearing. In my case, I coupled the blazer with my trusty cigarette pants from Addams and brand new, delicate heels by NX-Nardcotix. For me, they were one of the winners from Shoetopia.
My skin and hair is also new, of course. I feel like the Little Bones hair sizing has changed and the fitted version now has some holes in it on my head shape (that hasn’t changed in years) while the movable parts of the hair are in various HUD style options. I recommend a hairbase if you’re experiencing the same.