“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”
~ Ralph Nichols
I think my next goal is to develop my listening better, to really hear what people say when they talk. I think with all the input and stimulus we get nowadays, it’s become increasingly hard for people to listen and I am among those. So chalk this up as my promise today: I am going to work on listening.
Poulet Koenkamp recently came out with this lovely mesh dress with wrap-around bodice. The brilliant part is her fatpack comes with a texture change HUD that allows you to wear several variations of the dress. Poulet, who was once known for her amazing clothing, flexis and sculpties, has been a little behind the ball producing things in mesh, mostly because she has been tossing a ball with a new little one at home. (And seriously, mesh vs. baby—baby is *always* gonna win.) Her textures are glorious and her personal style elegant, so when Poulet does come out with something, it’s always a cut above. The HUD for this outfit is simple to use.
Abraxxa Anatine has been using mesh too with great results. This jewelry set comes with a texture change menu, allowing several different variations on the stones. She has been transferring her exquisite jewelry making style to mesh with such creations, breaking out of the constraints of prims and sculpties. This necklace can be worn with both pieces—the choker and the dangling necklace—or each piece separately.
The whole “listening” trope came up because of these new mesh ears from Hasuko Kuramoto, who has made other bodily appendages (*cough*) with great success in the past. My pretty ears come with a handy HUD that allows for skin matching and adjustment. This is the clever part: If I arrange one ear in place in a manner I like simply by increasing the size with the HUD and then rotating it into place, I can tell the HUD to sync the other ear in a mirror image. So if I want both ears upside down and tipped out, I can rotate one into place, click, and they will look symmetrical. The other awesome part is these ears DO accept appliers and tattoos.
My skin is one of the gorgeous skins Shyla Boucher has made for the Arcade. With a number of skin tones and makeups, Shyla is offering a gorgeous assortment of skins that will allow you to match to many different looks. And with skins rarely being no copy/transfer, the chance to get them at the Arcade is a boon for friends and alts and newbies, if you have extras and are feeling generous. My darling side swept ‘do is Mina Nakamur’a’s piece for My Attic, a sassy and sleek look with Mina’s great texture-change HUD.
is so close to being loved
that for the average person,
they are almost indistinguishable.”
~ David Augsburger
Hair: MINA Hair – Eva (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at My Attic*
Skin: -Belleza- Suki Makeup 6 Dk by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-, available at The Arcade *
Eyes: pearl – bog wood – medium dark by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *
Ears: Auricle Mesh Ear 1.0 by Hasuko Kuramoto for Midnight Lotus *
Dress: :: PM :: Leia Dress *Fatpack 10 Colors* by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *
Jewelry: EarthStones Chianna Pendant Necklace, Short Necklace and Earrings – Fatpack by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right by Siddean Munro for Slink
Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails and Toenails Applier Slink A/E – set 214 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair, available at My Attic*
Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink
Shoes: Essenz – Toronto (Fatpack) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *
Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *