Time for another fifteen-minute Second Life avatar makeover!
Here’s the before (the starter Maria avatar; not bad, but definitely looking a bit dated):
And here’s the after (now she’s all set for a night on the town!):
Here’s a rear view to show you the lovely detail on the back of this daring little metallic minidress:
This avatar is wearing:
Mesh Avatar Head and Body: Altamura Jenny (free from the Freebie Megastore in London City)
Hair: Leah hair in ash by Zalea (free gift); the HUD has 36 colour choices!
Dress: Faith gold metallic minidress by Justice (free group gift if you join the SL Frees & Offers group for free); the Maitreya Lara version of this dress fits the Altamura Jenny body well. The dress comes in three colours—gold, copper, and rose gold.
Shoes: gold Olivia heels (free gift from Ello); the Altamura Jenny body has Slink-compatible feet
Animation Override: Lucky Girl AO Basic Bento Mocap by Tuty (free)
Ankle Lock: by Baby Monkey (freebie from the blue bag on the reception desk)
TOTAL COST OF THIS AVATAR: FREE!
Every month, The Free Dove freebie store selects three designers who place hunt items throughout the store for you to find (sometimes, the free hunt items are also found in their mainstore locations). Savvy freebie hunters already know to drop by The Free Dove once a month to pick up some fabulous hunt goodies!
One of the designers participating in the August hunt is Sweet E’s, which has some truly delightful and well-designed items available as free hunt gifts, either at The Free Dove or at the Sweet E’s store:
In both locations, you are searching for a cupcake with bright pink frosting and an “E’s” on it, which looks like this:
Vanity Fair models some of the amazing hunt gifts that Sweet E’s is offering up—everything from ballgowns to a bikini to a comfy men’s shirt and matching socks! (Please click on each picture to see it in a larger size.)
To pick up the hunt gifts at The Free Dove, you must join the Free Dove group (there is no join fee). To pick up the hunt gifts at Sweet E’s mainstore, you must join the Sweet E’s group (also free). So the total cost of all these beautiful items is zero, zilch, nada! Best of all, these items come in sizes to fit all the major mesh avatar bodies (Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, The Mesh Project, Tonic and eBody) and classic system avatars too!
Remember, you only have until the end of August to do this hunt. Happy hunting!
AZUL is known in Second Life for some beautifully designed ballgowns and dresses. But did you know that you can join their group for FREE, and pick up no less than 33 dresses from their Group Gift wall?
You can also pick up a 34th dress if you join the SL Frees & Offers group (which is also free to join).
Let’s take a look at some of the gowns and dresses you can get for free from AZUL. First up is the Sept 2015 group gift outfit, which includes the black dress, fur jacket, and a black rose choker:
Next is the January 2018 group gift, a gorgeous mermaid-style black ballgown:
Finally, we have a delightful pink dress with matching black neck ribbon, the January 2017 group gift:
So hurry on down to AZUL to snap up all these glorious freebies—here’s your taxi to take you directly to the Group Gift wall!
My avatar is also wearing:
Head: Maia Bento mesh head by Akeruka (free group gift; group join fee L$150; no longer available for free)
Body: Afrodite mesh avatar body by LUCYBODY (free group gift; group is free to join)
Hair: Chikai hair by Argrace (free group gift; group is free to join)
Shoes: Classic black pumps by Marquesse (available free at the freebie store at Ajuda SL Brasil; this shoe comes in four colours; note that the LUCYBODY mesh avatar body has Slink-compatible feet)
TOTAL COST FOR THESE THREE LOOKS: L$150 (the group join fee for Akeruka)
Take a look at this 1950s inspired outfit I was able to put together for next to nothing!
This 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)
Hair: Hair Ball by Vanity Hair (free from the SL 15th Anniversary Shopping Event)
Earrings: Dark Mouse Vintage 50’s pearl stud clip (old free gift; no longer available)
Dress and Flower: Rizzo Dress by Giulia Design (free from the freebie store at Ajuda SL Brasil)
Shoes: Dahlia Mary Janes by Poppy (free group gift; unfortunately, this store seems to have closed)
TOTAL COST OF THIS AVATAR: L$50 (Altamura group join fee)
Pictures were all taken at the 1950s and 1960s Time Portal zone by Jo Yardley.