I confess. I hadn’t really jumped on the mesh bandwagon. I did install a viewer that can see mesh, just so that I can view people and things the way they were meant to be, but I haven’t gotten anything mesh for myself. I’ve just been sort of “meh… whatever” about the whole thing really.
Then I started reading about the Mesh avatars from Doll Coco. http://cocorolemon.blogspot.com/
They remind me of Angelina Wrona’s artwork. A haunting beauty that I had to check out for myself.
The bodies are free, there is a light and dark. Then you have to buy a head and clothing for it and only heads and clothing from Doll Coco will work on these avies. I can only probably afford one head and I couldn’t decide which one I wanted so I went home to try on the bodies first and see what I thought before making a purchase.
Being a headless mannequin is probably supposed to be a bit creepy to most people, but it wasn’t to me. I think it’s gorgeous. The lines of the body and the way it moves, which is probably the whole mesh thing at work, whatever the reason I found this avatar breathtaking. Sensual even.
I decided to take my doll out for photos and chose [.XIV] which is a an interesting sim that incorporates the artists thoughts about dolls, fairytales, time and not wanting to grow up. You can read more about it here http://xivinsl.wordpress.com and here http://secondlife.com/destination/-xiv–2
I probably shouldn’t have, the sim is rated moderate and only after I took these pictures did I notice that and read the no nudity rule. I promptly left but the sim has much more for me to explore so I plan to go back when I’m clothed… and when I find my head.
Doll Coco Mesh Doll Avatar and Clothing
[.XIV] Evanesce http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/XIV/80/161/21
Dolls make think of Emilie Autumn and this whole post reminds me of this song.