How many of you look back at their start in Second Life and find it hard to believe that so much time has gone by. I don’t keep a close eye on my rezz day, heck I’ve even forgotten my real life birthday once or twice. I know it’s getting near though. June 17th 2016. Bloody hell! Five years! Has it really been five years already since I was trying to work my way out of that place where you practice walking, running and jumping? But part of me is also thinking, has it “only” been five years. I wish I had a better grasp on time. I wish I could slow it down when I’m enjoying myself and speed it up just enough when the day is dragging itself along, so that I still get to learn whatever lesson that day has to teach me, but ever so slightly more quickly, thank you very much! What I do have, is a rewind button. Well, kind of anyway. It’s just my memories and a bunch of old outfits. So maybe it’s more like a flashback button? For today’s episode of Clearing Out The Wardrobe I’m going back to 2016. Ah, what a year! Wait, wasn’t that the year so many famous people died to the point that people were blaming the actual year for it. Little did they know what 20/21 had in the gacha stall for us.
I was heavily into the TMP Deluxe mesh body and head back then, even though there was only so much one could do with the head. This was the pre-bento era and mesh heads didn’t respond (much) to shape sliders, but I preferred the smooth lines over the sharp edges of the system head, even if it was at the cost of some individuality. I was wearing the Legal Insanity Summer Tank quite often with the L&B Swear Classic Moto jeans and Ranger boots those days. The skin was one of TMP’s own and the hair was by Exile.
For the new look I used Legacy Meshbody, as that of course is the successor of the TMP Deluxe body. “Meshbody” is what the call themselves these days as a company and they no longer have their own mesh heads (that company name will become problematic if they ever do make one again), but Lelutka Evolution mesh heads are a very good match with the Legacy Meshbody, leaving your neck seam virtually invisible.
I hadn’t visited Exile in a very long time and was pleasantly surprised with the style, quality and price point of their Knox hair. For less than L$400 you get a rather snazzy hair cut in fat pack edition with hair bases included. I like how it helped me to slightly recapture that old look. For the rest of the details, I’ll leave you with the usual list of credits. Then all what’s left to do for me, is delete the old outfit, because I still have a ridiculous number of those hanging around.
- Lelutka Alain mesh head
- Legacy Meshbody
- Stray Dog Hikaru skin for Lelutka mesh head + their body skin for Legacy (using BOM)
- Lelutka Alain & Belleza Jake Shape Grant. Even though this shape was made for the Belleza body, I often use this with the Legacy body without making alterations.
- Exile Knox hair (hair base included)
- Avi-Glam Solstice eyes, applied to the rigged mesh eyes that come with the head. You need to wear an alpha to hide your system eyes.
- Modulus body hair. I’m using the BOM layer made for the Belleza body, which seems to work fine on Legacy, but I can no longer find it at their store
- Brows, beard,and freckles all come as options with the Lelutka head
- Noche Stringer Tank. This has a script that lets you lift the tank, as worn in my images. If you pull it down, it clips with the jeans I’m wearing in this case
- Legal Insanity Steve denims (wear the boots version with… boots. deuh!)
- Noche James thong, worn with the bulge size 0 so it fits under the jeans. A neat trick you can’t always pull off in SL, so you gotta flaunt it when you’ve got it.
- L&B Swear Havoc boots
- Z O O M Leather cuff, it was a gift and isn’t currently at their store
- Midna Fel necklaces (set of two necklaces)