This image is one of a series that I have taken using Chelsea, the soon-to-be-released head from Maximillian Grant of LOGO. Chelsea will appear on Friday at a special event to celebrate LOGO being in SL for 15 years.
Here’s Max’s post about the event, and not only this head, but ‘Chase’, Chelsea’s male twin:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/getlogoed/50507166258/in/dateposted/ (Click it to read full info about the heads and this event!)
I have been wearing LOGO heads for years. At first, I was hooked with how realistic I thought Alex looked, and the different head poses she had. Over time, I have loved to see how Max has developed his LOGO heads in line with the new possibilities that SL allows us. We have gone from static head poses to being able to customise and create a flowing ‘living’ head with seamless bento animations.
The picture above is Chelsea as she is boxed in Max’s shape for her. Max has also made a skin for her, but there are also other specially made skins for her at the event too.
I have been in SL for almost 13 years now, but I can’t say that I am always the quickest at grasping newness in SL though. I used to be… in fact I used to help newcomers find their feet when SL seemed to be a barrage of things to learn. These days it feels like it takes me longer to learn things. This might not be true, but it certainly feels that way. Many of you reading this have probably been enjoying BOM for a while now, but for me it’s a new thing. Getting a copy of Chelsea to play with was the instigator. I know that LOGO heads have been able to be BOM activated before, but Chelsea fits with many skins which are not specifically designed for other LOGO heads. This excited me a lot. Some of you know that I used to spend much of my time in SL roleplaying as a fairy. My first thought was to throw on some of those older system fantasy skins, and I was so pleased to see they worked perfectly. I have shown Chelsea with two skins from the Plastik/ Petrichor store. The green one is indeed the same skin I wore for a very long time as a forest-dwelling fae.
Both other pictures here use skins from 7DS. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent dashing round stores trying on demos, but I felt like a kid in a candy store, and it was so much fun!
I relish the fact that we can truly shape our AVs to provide the individual looks that we so covet in life, and BOM really adds to that in layers. We can return to throwing on freckles and moles, wrinkles and frown lines even. In “The magic of BOM” I am wearing a body tattoo, direct on body and head from Fallen Gods. It’s nice not to need an applier, and one that works on both head and body… it’s simply a case of adding the system layer.
Switching to BOM with my LOGO head, I can not only throw on ‘system layer’ tattoos and correctors on, but I still have access to the two eyeshadow layers, and two lipstick ones on the head too, all operated from the head HUD. It means I can have a layer of colour on the main lipstick, then add a layer of gloss over it on the enhanced layer. Same with eyeshadow, I can have a glittery eyeshadow on, then add liner from the enhanced layer. Not only that, but those layers can be varied in intensity to achieve what I feel is a more realistic look.
I urge you to go and try Chelsea from LOGO. If you don’t think she’s a head for you, I would definitely encourage you to have some fun with BOM if you haven’t already! Should you wish to activate BOM on your existing LOGO head, there’s a HUD in the store. See… all you could wish for *grins*
Happy Anniversary LOGO!