Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: A Night Out at Frank’s

I still get an incredible amount of personal satisfaction from styling a really good-looking Second Life avatar for as few Linden dollars a possible. (Hey, don’t judge! We all have our little hobbies!)

My litmus test for how successfully I can pull together a female avatar look in Second Life is to take her to Frank’s Place Jazz Club and plunk her down at the bar next to the dancefloor. If I get random male avatars hitting on me within minutes, I know I have succeeded! 😉

So, today I present to you a look that, from the top of her head to the tips of her feet, is all freebies or cheapies, including the mesh body and the Omega skin applier! I was able to do all this for only L$150.

This avatar is wearing:

  • Mesh Head and Body: Juliet by Altamura (Valentine’s Day group gift; Omega compatible with the L$99 Omega System Kit; the Altamura group is L$50 to join)
  • Skin Applier: Mitsu by !OS! (L$1 gift from their Easter Egg hunt)
  • Hair: Amy in mink by Firelight Hair (from The Free Dove freebies store; the Free Dove group is free to join)
  • Mesh Eyes: Realistic eyes by Dossier (from the men’s section of the excellent freebie store at Ajuda SL Brasil; no group required)
  • Dress: Stretch Tube Dress in berry red (free group gift from COCO Designs; group is free to join)
  • Jewelry: Valentina Special Edition necklace, earrings and bracelet by Lazuri (from The Free Dove freebies store; the Free Dove group is free to join)
  • Shoes: Jai classic pumps by Rowne (comes with a HUD with 15 colour choices; free group gift; group is free to join)
  • Animation Override: Chubby Girl AO by [ImpEle] (free from the SL Marketplace)

TOTAL COST OF THIS AVATAR: Only L$150!

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Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Get the Altamura Marcus Full-Body Male Mesh Avatar for Only L$343!

Clodet is not the only special deal for members of the Altamura Design/Mesh Avatars group at the 2019 Skin Fair in Second Life! There’s also a bargain on a fully-adjustable, Omega-compatible male avatar, called Marcus (here’s the SLURL to take you directly there):


Marcus has a more mature, weather-beaten look about him. For only L$343 you get a full-body mesh avatar with two sets of skins in four skintones each: one set for a middle-aged man (the top row in the included HUD), and one set for an older man. Please note that you must join the Altamura Design/Mesh Avatars group for L$50 in order to get this deal.

Here’s a look at the included HUD, along with the lightest skintone of the old man skin:

This is what the middle-aged man skin looks like (note that there are separate shapes and eyebrow shapers for both the middle-aged and older man avatars:

This avatar is wearing:

Mesh Head and Body: Altamura Marcus (from the Altamura booth at the Skin Fair 2019)

System Eyes: Dream eyes by YS&YS (old gift; no longer available)Hair with Scarf: Chella hair by Analog Dog

Shirt: Vivien shirt in coral from A&D Clothing (old hunt gift)

Jeans: Shea jeans by Belleza

Shoes: Jumpov sneakers by Versov (free group gift; group is free to join)

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Get the Altamura Clodet Three-Ages Female Avatar Package for Only L$360!

I have an old woman avatar that I like to pull out every so often and use while visiting popular places in Second Life such as Frank’s Jazz Club, the Lesbian Teahouse, Fog Bound Blues, Muddy’s Music Café, and other spots where people like to congregate. I do this deliberately in order to demonstrate that, in a place like Second Life, where everybody seems to be young and beautiful, old age can (and should) be represented as well.

I was anticipating that Altamura was, once again, going to have a special deal for group members at the 2019 Skin Fair (here’s the exact SLURL), and I was not disappointed. You can pick up the Altamura Clodet full-body female mesh avatar package for only L$360! (You do have to join the Altamura Design/Mesh Avatars group for L$50 to get this deal.)

Here’s what the vendor panel looks like in the Altamura store at the Skin Fair:

And the best part is, you don’t just get one avatar. You get three! There’s a young woman avatar, a middle-aged woman avatar, and an older woman avatar. Three different ages in one package! That works out to only L$120 per full-body mesh avatar!

You use the same HUD for all the avatars. There is one mesh avatar for young Clodet, and a second one for middle-aged/old Clodet. Note that while the young Clodet comes in 8 skintones, the middle-aged and old woman versions only have 4 skintones each, which you select as shown on this diagram:


The young woman avatar looks like this, straight out of the box (I just turned off the head and ear tattoos):

This avatar is wearing:

Mesh Head and Body: Altamura Clodet (from the Altamura booth at the Skin Fair 2019)

System Eyes: Dream eyes by YS&YS (old gift; no longer available)

Hair with Scarf: Chella hair by Analog Dog

Blouse: Cream embroidered peasant blouse by Petite Mort (from the freebie store at Ajuda SL Brasil)

Jeans: Skinny jeans by Mara’s Mysteries (old hunt gift; no longer available)

Shoes: Jumpov sneakers by Versov (free group gift; group is free to join)


This is what the middle-aged woman avatar looks like:

This avatar is wearing:

Mesh Head and Body: Altamura Clodet (from the Altamura booth at the Skin Fair 2019)

System Eyes: Dream eyes by YS&YS (old gift; no longer available)

Hair: Aria hair by D!va (free group gift; group is free to join)

Dress: FDH 3 dress by Virtue (free group gift; group is free to join)

Shoes: Amy ballerina flats by KC Couture


Here is what the old woman version of Clodet looks like, right out of the box (all I had to do was select a skintone, tint the eyebrows to match the hair, and adjust the mouth a bit to make her smile):

This avatar is wearing:

Mesh Head and Body: Altamura Clodet (from the Altamura booth at the Skin Fair 2019)

Mesh Eyes: Realistic eyes by Dossier (from the freebie store at Ajuda SL Brasil)

Hair and Outfit (Except Shoes): from the *LBD* Older Lady Complete 60 Year Old Avatar on the SL Marketplace

Jewelry: Daphne choker, earrings and bracelet from Beloved Jewelry (old hunt gifts; no longer available)

Shoes: Deborah flats by Baby Monkey (located in the Sales section)


The Skin Fair runs from March 8th through to March 24th, so you have plenty of time to get down there and take advantage of this special offer (right now, the sims are jam-packed with shoppers, so you might want to wait a week or two before you try to get in).

UPDATED! Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Altamura Romeo and Juliet Full-Body Mesh Avatars Are Again Available, But Only Until February 27th!

UPDATE Feb. 25th: It would appear that there was a miscommunication from Altamura about when this promotion would end. I was told Feb. 27th and I originally wrote that in this blogpost. However, today I learned from the Altamura Design/Mesh Avatars discussion group that it actually ended at the end of the day yesterday, February 24th. George Stickler, their customer service rep, said:

I was wrong. It was until Sunday, last night.

SECOND UPDATE Feb. 25th: Due to the number of unhappy customers who believed they had until Feb. 27th and still wanted to pick up the Romeo and Juliet group gifts, Altamura has posted the following notice to their group late this afternoon:

Due to a miscommunication, Romeo & Juliet gift was removed. It WILL be back tomorrow until the 27th as was originally expected. So make SURE to bring yourself and friends along before they’re gone!!
Below this line is my original blogpost.
If you missed the Valentine’s-Day-only Altamura group gifts of the Romeo and Juliet full-body mesh avatars and were cursing your bad luck, well, guess what?? The following message was just posted to the Altamura Design/Mesh Avatars group in Second Life:
ROMEO and JULIET fullbody GIFTS with NEW HUD are available again, in the main store. Turn on the tag ALTAMURA GROUP. Do not miss this chance! UNTIL THE 27TH DAY OF THIS MONTH
Here’s a SLURL to take you to the Altamura mainstore, where you can find these vendors:
These are not the usual sort of freebie Altamura full-body (i..e head and body) mesh avatar which I have often blogged about before, which is limited to one skin tone and where you cannot remove the head. These are fully-featured, fully-adjustable, Omega-compatible mesh bodies, with Bento heads and Bento hands! Romeo comes in 4 skin tones and Juliet comes in 8 skin tones. You can also remove the included head. (Full details and pictures here.) Romeo and Juliet are easily the equivalent of what you would usually spend L$4,899 on at the Altamura store (or L$7,750 if you spring for the standard-issue Maitreya Lara mesh body and a Catwa Bento head, and that’s before you buy skin appliers). All this is yours for just the group join fee of L$50 to join the Altamura Design/Mesh Avatars group, which is less than 1% of the Maitreya/Catwa combination. Needless to say, THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING DEAL WHICH YOU SHOULD NOT PASS UP.  Even if you already have a mesh avatar with all the bells and whistles, why not pick up another full-featured mesh avatar at this price, as a backup? And the Juliet avatar is beautiful, as you can see in this picture I took of her and posted to Flickr:
Vanity Fair Wearing the Altamura Juliet Full-Body Avatar
In this picture, Vanity is also wearing the stunning Franceline gown, an SL Frees & Offers group gift from Brii (more details here).