New Year, New Me

~ Echo Dress Purple by Dead Dollz ~ Indio Thigh High Boots by Reign ~ Pose by Devilish Poses ~ Location: Elysion

Hello Readers!

It has been quite some time. I am sure you have seen blogs go from active to inactive and anywhere in between. I was never a truly prolific blogger, I don’t always have something to say or anything newsworthy to share. I am just a resident enjoying her SecondLife and who happens to like to blog about it sometimes. I recently celebrated my Rez Day…9 years in SL! I wanted to do a post, but the stars did not align right for that. I have spent half of my 9 years in SL exploring and learning how to role play, then I spent the second half of those 9 years breaking into the SL modeling scene. I am very comfortable with both and enjoy both sides of my SL to this day. I do feel the familiar urge to do something new with my SL, perhaps I get that urge every 4 years or so…who knows.

What has captured my interest of late is all chatter about Bento. If you don’t know what I am talking about you will have to visit Strawberry Singh’s blog because as always, she does an excellent job explaining things. Between her and Wicca Merlin, I got a crash course in Bento. As a model in SL your brand is important. Your uniqueness is your brand, which includes your face. It was this line of thinking that kept me from getting on the mesh head bandwagon. There was little way to modify them beyond skin and I just couldn’t accept that as me. I was very impressed with my fellow models who were able to work skins and layers to their advantage and make their own unique face, but I still figured anything I would do would still not give me my own unique face so I held off.

Now that Bento has arrived and I watched my dear friend Wicca (my mesh head queen) work various heads (Bento and not) and share her experiences with me. I felt confident after a few conversations and screen shares with Wicca to dive in and give making my own unique face with a Bento head a go. I was so excited to use a Bento head that I went for the Bento hands too! Both were just the refresh I needed. While I love my avatar, I knew it was time to give her a make over, which can be both time consuming and frustrating. Not this time! I have a new Bento me now and am very pleased with the results. Just like when I finally found Silly’s face (that she has had for 3ish years), I felt that same feeling once I had the right skin on and had tweaked the sliders to my liking. I know this is likely not the final look for the new Bento Silly, but I am very pleased with her beginnings!

Simone Bento Head by Lelutka ~ Skin by The Skinnery ~ Makeup by Zibska ~ Hair by Fiore ~ Eyes by IKON ~ Earrings by Maxi Gossamer

I love that I can smile now! I smile so much in RL and I am called Silly for a reason in SL so there is bound to be smiles and laughing when I am around!

I have some other things in mind for my SL in 2017, and I hope to be back with another post soon to talk all about that!

Thanks for continuing to read!
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LOVE my new Bento hands by Vista Animations!

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7 thoughts on “New Year, New Me

  1. *hugs you tight* It was great fun to chitchat with you about bento and what not 😉 Knowing you, especially the picture with your smile reminded me very much about the person behind the pixels 😉
    I am looking forward to maaaany more awesome chatting and hanging out hours with you ♥

    • ♥ Wicca ♥ You are my mentor, my friend, my boss and my sister! I love the time we spend together where I try absorb as much of your stylishness as I can! 😉 Love that you feel like the photo of me smiling is that close to the RL me, that means this face and head are the right ones for me! ♥ I too look forward to many more hours of chatting till my wireless headphones die and I only hang up because I need to charge them or eat or sleep… 😉

  2. Your new look is great, I too have been very slow to get on the mesh head bandwagon but I finally decided to start playing around and now I’m ready to dive into Bento and see where it takes me…. Thanks for giving me courage!!!

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