Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Retro Clothing and a Free Bakes-on-Mesh Body from Little Black Dress

Little Black Dress (*LBD*), which tends to specialize in retro and vintage fashion, has always been one of those generous Second Life stores that give away some freebies, even back in the old, pre-mesh days. I decided to pay a return visit today to see what freebies were now available, and I was very pleasantly surprised by what I found.

In the blue store on the left (exact SLURL), you can pick up a lovely black-and-white gingham dress (which you will see below), plus a completely free Bakes-on-Mesh Ruth 2.0 mesh body for female avatars!

In the brown store on the right (exact SLURL), you will find:

  • a shelf with many group gifts (the Little Black Dress group is free to join), including another copy of the free Bakes-on-Mesh Ruth 2.0 body, plus some skins, dresses, and jewelry;
  • on the wall are three panels with three complete classic, system starter avatars (these are long-standing feebies that have been offered for years by *LBD*);
  • in a bag nearby is a very useful item: a set of free Bakes-on-Mesh/system alpha layers to wear with clothing (this is a Godsend of you are using the Ruth 2.0 body, as there is no included alpha HUD to alpha out your body underneath outfits);
  • there’s another bag on the floor with a free gift of Zebra-patterned shoes for Maitreya, Slink and Classic Meshbody feet (they don’t work with the Ruth 2.0 feet).

In the picture below, everything you see is a freebie from Little Black Dress, except the mesh head, hair, and shoes!

This avatar is wearing:

Mesh Head: The Bento Bakes-on-Mesh Ciara mesh head by Dream (more information here).

Mesh Body: The *LBD* Bakes-on-Mesh Ruth 2.0 mesh body (free gift from Little Black Dress); the separate Bento hands come with or without nails (long purple nails which cannot be changed); the separate feet come in three heights: flat, medium, and high, and appear to be Slink-compatible (although your mileage may vary).

Mesh Eyes: The *LBD* Mesh Eyes group gift (includes a HUD to change the colour).

Hair:  The Ade Hurrah hair gift from last year’s Hair Fair.

Skin: *LBD* Omega and System Skin group gift (comes with separate eyebrow and retro makeup tattoos).

Glasses: *LBD* Colour Change Glasses group gift (you can click on them to change the colour of the front, arms, and glass; they are also resizable and would work well for either male or female avatars).

Jewelry: *LBD* Onyx Jewelry group gift (necklace, earrings, and bracelet)

Strapless Dress: This dress is one of the group gifts, in a bag accidentally mislabeled “*LBD* Onyx Jewelry group gift”! It comes in a size and with an alpha to wear with the Ruth 2.0 body, as well as one for Maitreya Lara bodies.

Shoes: The free Sonnet pumps from Hilly Haalan (the feet appear to be Slink-compatible, although the included foot height shape for the Sonnet pumps makes the base of the feet turn white on this Ruth 2.0 mesh body, so I had to set it aside and then just adjust the shoes by hand to fit).

TOTAL COST FOR THIS AVATAR LOOK: FREE!

Here’s a look at another free dress from Little Black Dress, the black-and-white Gingham Retro Backless dress, which comes in a wide variety of sizes to fit most mesh bodies. (The skin used here is an Advent gift from last December from 7 Deadly S[k]ins, called Elvira in the maple skin tone.)

Happy freebie shopping!

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4 thoughts on “Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Retro Clothing and a Free Bakes-on-Mesh Body from Little Black Dress”

  1. Is the shoebase no mod? White feet from old unfixed shoebases is a common problem with BoM. If mod, edit and make the texture transparent.

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