I am still experimenting with Bakes on Mesh on a couple of my Second Life avatars, rummaging through my inventory, and I am having a blast!
Here’s Vanity Fair, wearing a Chai system skin called Crush on her Maitreya Lara mesh body and Catwa Kimberly mesh head, and an old system outfit that I had completely forgotten I had: Audrey Hepburn’s Ascot outfit from My Fair Lady! I literally haven’t worn this in years!
Chai was one of those skin stores which used to regularly offer free gift certificates, so I picked up pretty much their entire line of skins for free! This was back in the days when the makeup was an integral part of the skin, in those pre-mesh, pre-appliers days. As you can see, the skin still works well with my mesh avatar, using one of the free set of League nailbase tattoos to fix the fingers around the nails (which I talk about here). I wanted something that would “pop” with this monochrome outfit, and Chai Crush certainly does the job! (I suppose I could have gone for a nude look to match Audrey Hepburn in the movie better.)
This marvelous outfit came from a store called Cartunno Couture, and although they are no longer in world, they do still sell some My Fair Lady -based outfits on the SL Marketplace (but alas, not the one I am wearing). The whole store is well worth a browse, just to see all the fun costumes they sell, from many different movies like Cabaret and Gone with the Wind. There are dozens of stores selling older system-layer-and-prim outfits which might even see a sort of sales renaissance for mesh body avatars, now that we have Bakes on Mesh!
My Fair Lady is probably my favourite movie musical. Here are a few reminders of why it’s still my fave. The movie studio spent a small fortune just on the actors’ costumes for the Ascot race day scenes!