Second Life Steals, Deals and Freebies: Queen of Hearts Gown by Whymsical Marketplace

This absolutely gorgeous red, white and black silk Queen of Hearts gown, with a high starched gold-trimmed collar and gold and red embroidery, is a free gift from Whymsical Marketplace in the Alice in Wonderland hunt which is currently going on in Second Life. It’s a must-get item if you do historical roleplay in SL. Or perhaps, you simply want to go around screaming “Off with their heads!” at everybody. (Hey, it’s Second Life! You do what you want 😉 )

You are searching for a key with a White Rabbit’s head on it. The hunt hint is: “The Fairy holds the key to your gift”. (It’s very easy to find!)

Here’s what the gown looks like. Click on each picture to see it in a larger size:

My avatar is wearing:

Mesh Head: Lulu Bento mesh head by Akeruka (Over the past year, Akeruka has had four different dollarbie Bento mesh heads—two female, and two male—as group gifts for members of the [AK] Heads, News & Support group; the group join fee was L$150, so that works out to 38.5 Linden dollars per head, an amazing deal! So you might want to join this group, in case they decide to offer other dollarbie deals on Bento mesh heads.)

Mesh Body: eBody Classic avatar body (L$1 at the freebie store at Ajuda SL Brasil or directly from the eBody store; note that the dollarbie version of this mesh body has only “thick” alpha sections on the HUD, not the finer alpha sections on the full-price version)

Eyes: free hazel Look Into My eyes by Exodi (store is no longer in SL)

Gown: Queen of Hearts gown by Whymsical Marketplace (free hunt gift in the Alice in Wonderland Hunt)

Shoes (not seen): freebie flats in black from Garbaggio (free from the SL Marketplace for Slink feet; the eBody Classic mesh body has Slink-compatible feet)

Hair: free Pulled Back Bun (brown) from the Library / Accessories / Hair Design Options / Pulled Back Bun folder in your SL inventory

Crown: an old hunt gift from a store that is no longer in SL

Jewelry: the Secret of Jade ruby bracelet, earrings and necklace by J&W Jewelers (freebie at the Regency Ballroom; there is also a lovely free gown by Shoenique to pick up here as well):

TOTAL COST FOR THIS ENTIRE AVATAR: L$152 (L$150 group join fee for Akeruka, L$1 for the Akeruka Lulu mesh head, L$1 for the eBody Classic mesh body)

Off with her head!


Second Life Steals, Deals and Freebies: Hilly Haalan

I’ve been blogging a fair bit these past few days about where to get the best freebies in Second Life (which is pretty hilarious when you consider that I never intended to blog about SL on this blog at all!), and I realized I had forgotten to mention another really great place to get clothing and shoes for female avatars!

Hilly Haalan currently has a wonderful Mother’s Day freebie available if you join their group (which is free to join). It’s a pair of Sonnet suede pumps with a HUD allowing you to re-texture them in any of 20 different colours:

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The shoes do come in versions for Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink feet (although I found that I did have to adjust them a bit using Right Click/Edit when I tried the Slink version on my Altamura mesh avatar feet). As of right now, I know of no other place on the grid that gives you a set of basic, classic women’s pumps with a 20-colour HUD, so load up all your Second Life female avatars and go pick up this Mother’s Day freebie, pronto! And tell your friends! 🙂

Not far from the vendor panel for the Sonnet pumps is a small Gifts shop for all the Hilly Haalan group gifts:

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Inside, you will find fifty-two free outfits and shoes which you can pick up for free while wearing your Hilly Haalan group tag! In addition to those 52 gifts for the HH group, you can also pick up another ten items for free by joining the following groups (all of which are free-to-join), and then clicking on the appropriate vendor panels on the right-hand side brick wall when you enter the Gifts store:

  • SL Frees and Offers (4 gifts)
  • Maitreya Gifts, Sales and News (2 gifts)
  • Mesh Body Fiends (2 gifts)
  • Avangardista (2 gifts)

(If you want, you can join the Mesh Avatar Appearance Maniacs group for L$50 and pick up another 4 gifts while wearing that group tag.)

Here’s an example of one of the gifts you can pick up from Hilly Haalan for joining the SL Frees & Offers group, this beautiful red Audrey dress with black straps:

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My avatar is wearing:

Mesh Head and Lipstick: Giselle Bento head by Altamura (no longer available for free; this was an Altamura gift from last Christmas at the eBENTO event, and you had to join the Altamura group for L$50 to get it)

Mesh Body: Jenny Bento body by Altamura (no longer available for free; this was a gift last Christmas from the Women Only Hunt)

Nails: Christmas Gold Bento glitter nails by Altamura (this was a Christmas Advent gift which is no longer available)

Hair: Beyoncé hair by enVOGUE (a L$1 gift from last year’s Hair Fair)

Mesh Eyes: Beyou blue eyes (L$1 on the SL Marketplace)

Dress: Audrey dress by Hilly Haalan (free group gift; the SL Frees & Offers group is free to join)

Shoes: Sonnet pumps by Hilly Haalan (free group gift; group is free to join; the Altamura Jenny mesh avatar body has Slink-compatible feet)

Necklace: Tillie necklace by Vanilla Bae (free hunt gift from the current Alice in Wonderland Hunt by Enchantment; you are looking for a small key with a rabbit’s head; the gift comes with a HUD with 7 metal options and 21 ribbon colour options to match literally any outfit; the hunt hint is “Take a seat”)

AO stand poses: SEmotion Newbie Girl Bento AO (L$1 on the SL Marketplace; be warned that the default walk for this AO is absolutely horrible and I had to swap it out for another walk animation taken from the Tuty’s Lucky Girl Bento AO, which is available for free at Tuty’s; note that you do not have to spend hundreds of Linden dollars on an animation override with Bento hand animations!)

TOTAL COST FOR THIS ENTIRE AVATAR: L$53 (L$50 group join fee for Altamura, and L$1 each for the hair, eyes and AO)

Second Life Steals, Deals and Freebies: Virtue

In a grid that seems to be overpopulated with stores selling slutty little dresses, it’s truly refreshing to find a store like Virtue. The proprietor, Abiela, is a Christian who believes that modesty does not mean being unfashionable. Her clothing is stylish, but not slutty! She makes and sells such beautiful dresses. I just love shopping there.

You can join the Virtue group for free and pick up no less than 28 dresses and blouses as group gifts in her new outdoors store (note that if you picked up all the freebies from her old store, you might want to come back and take a look again, as I see at least one new first-time group gift):

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Tell her Vanity sent you! 😉 Here’s a SLURL that should take you directly to the entrance of her new store.

(Note: for details on what I am wearing in this picture, please see this blogpost.)

Second Life Steals, Deals and Freebies: Special Edition Flora Tea Dress by Ghee and Accessories

Don’t you love it when everything comes together to create a great outfit? Everything Vanity Fair is wearing in these pictures is a gift from a current hunt or an event (please click on each image to see it in a larger size):

Dress: Flora Tea dress by Ghee (Peace by Peace Hunt special edition; dollarbie from the Peace by Peace 2 Hunt; you are looking for a blue jigsaw puzzle piece; the hunt hint is “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”)

Shoes: Polka Dots Audrey heels by N-Core (free gift at the current round of the FaMESHed Event (on until May 27th); the shoes come with a texture-change HUD in three colours: white, black, and red)

Necklace: Tillie necklace by Vanilla Bae (free hunt gift from the current Alice in Wonderland Hunt by Enchantment; you are looking for a small key with a rabbit’s head; the gift comes with a HUD with 7 metal options and 21 ribbon colour options to match literally any outfit; the hunt hint is “Take a seat”)

Vanity Fair is also wearing:

  • the Kimberly Catwa Bento mesh head
  • the Maitreya Lara mesh body
  • Daria skin by The Skinnery
  • Dasha hair by Truth
  • my favourite forest green Darcey eyes by Suicidal Unborn
  • and Tuty’s Southern Belle & Woman in Ballgown AO (an absolute must for a gown with this poofy a skirt!)