Hi! I am Fanta Loon, but my "birth" name in SecondLife is "maryaxang bluebird". I've been existing in Secondlife or SL for short for 5 years now, but I've been gone for many years. And just last year I came back, really shocked of how many things in SL changed. Like one of the biggest of which is wearing meshes.
Way back 2009, for more than a year I've been active in SL, I was used in wearing and using flexi and prims, I am contented with wearing such as long as it's free and really have a nice texture. Until I came back last year and almost everything turned to mesh.
It is both a good and bad thing for me. Good as it looks better than the former ones and bad as there are certain requirements for as long as mesh in SL innovates.
Anyway, since most of us are now wearing mesh(including clothes,hairs,body,face,mouth,breasts..almost anything you can think of that exists in SL).. Here's a little something about MESH.
Mesh is the capability to bring 3D models, known as meshes, created in third-party tools into Second Life. Mesh models enable more detailed, complex, realistic, and creative objects and avatars. Designers can use external software tools to design avatars and other content for use inworld. Avatar designs can be joint-rigged, allowing natural-looking animation without a need for extra scripting. A mesh is of a collection of vertices, edges, and faces that define a 3D shape, usually made in a program external to SL, although there are in-world gadgets that allow one to convert prims to mesh (these do use an external program as part of the process as well).Source: Secondlife Wiki
And lately, even the new ones who are planing to join Secondlife can choose a whole meshed avatar..which if you are really new, will be a hard thing to understand since most of the free stuffs inworld that are found in freebie shops are still un-meshed. So I guess it is in our part(the older ones) to extend some help to the new ones, so they can make it through the innovating world of Secondlife.
What I'm wearing:
Skin: Essences Jamie Skin-gift for all
Off Shoulder Sweaters: imMESHed's Strawberry Jersey, Banana Jersey and Cupcake Cutie Jersey Off Shoulder sweater- great steals for only 10L$!
I suggest that you check out the marketplace store of imMESHed for more cool clothes and stuffs for very affordable prices and great quality :)
Glasses: Pure Poison Hipsteria Glasses-Xray Vision- Gacha item in store,50L$ per play
Bow: -LaViere- Candy Bow- 10L$ (comes with different colors, all for 10L$)
Cupcake hat: *Bliss Couture* Closing Hunt Gift #31- Cupcake Hat