Month: June 2017

Mesh, Mesh, Baby, Mesh, Mesh…

Everly Cover

Confession time, brace yourselves, I’m just going to put it out there… I LOVE MESH!  Mesh hair, mesh clothing, mesh feet, mesh hands, mesh bodies, you get my point mesh is yummy.

The downside of mesh bodies and body parts is the price.  It is rare to find a mesh body, and mesh feet/hands for free.  When you do find a free mesh body it is usually a very scaled down version of its sister full price version.

The main features usually left off of free mesh bodies are:

  1. The built in alpha system.
  2. The ability to use appliers.
  3. Mesh feet and/or mesh hands

It’s the missing alpha system that makes the freebie mesh bodies so annoying to use on a daily basis.  However, if you’re looking to upgrade your avatar and find there is an appalling lack of Linden dollars in your account they are the perfect choice.

Meet Everley the newest member of team All Spiffed Up.
EverlyFS9

Everley wears The Mesh Project (TMP) Beta free body(f) 24/7.  Patience coupled with a bit of creative thinking is all that’s required to rock the TMP freebie daily.

Everly Back1

Not only is Everley”s avartar 100% free, but the look was super easy to assemble. The mesh body & dress are from TMP.

Everly Face

Everley’s shape, hair, skin, and boots can all be found at The Free Dove.  Her eyes are from the free Linden avatar Morgan.

Everly Shoe

So, if you don’t have the TMP body your only two teleports and a quick rummage through your inventory away from getting a new look.

Everley’s Style Card:

HAIR – Mutiny in Heaven (!MiH)  Phayde dark brown @ The Free Dove (0L)

SKIN – Skin Style by Kira Elena option 2 @ The Free Dove (0L)

SHAPE – Shapes by MIM Angela Shape @ The Free Dove (0L)

EYES – Linden Labs Morgan Eyes @ Your SL Inventory (0L)

MESH BODY – The Mesh Project (BETA) Free Body(f)  @ The Shops! (0L)

DRESS – The Mesh Project The Shops! Spring/Summer gift @ The Shops! (0L)

SHOES – cae.b Fogley Dark Rose Boots @ The Free Dove (0L)

 

LOCATION – Two Moon Gardens –  A lovely garden shop.

SL14B – The Goodies

SL14B Goodies

We’ve got goodies!  Here is a little sample of the 60+ gifts to be found at the SL14B Shopping event:

      • ChiMia –  Happy Birthday Poster
      • Anxiety – They’re Insane SL14B Gift
      • Tia – Grimoire Table
      • CR – Spider Plants
      • Lemon Chilliz – Wheeled Table
      • BigBully – Sven Stool w/poses
      • Patron – SL14B Music Box

SL14B Gifts2

  • Alice Project – Kara Hairstyle w/color hud – streaks optional
  • Lure – Grayskin
  • !Aphorism! Autumn Cami Dress Floral Red

SL14B L&B gift

  • L&BSwear Dia De Muertos Charm Necklace

SL14B -KC- Gift

Last, but certainly not least, my favorite gift:

  • -KC-  –  Hedy Heels

These lovely heels fit Maitreya, Slink, TMP, Belleza, and Eve mesh feet. The included color hud offers 40 colors that can be combined in seemingly endless combinations by changing: Straps 1, Straps 2, Back, Heel, Sole, Insole. Add to that 5 different metal color choices for the accents and you have the perfect set of heels!  Thanks -KC-!

To get your goodies head on over to the SL14B Shopping Event sims:

SL14 Shopping Event – Gilded
SL14B Shopping Event – Golden
SL14B Shopping Event – Halcyon

SL14B Get Your Shop On

Sl14Bshopping

Okay fellow freebie lovers, if you haven’t heard it yet, you might need to grab a paper bag and sit down least you faint.  Drum roll please… Linden labs is hosting a Pre-Birthday SHOPPING event!

The 14th Anniversary shopping event spans 3 sims hosting 60 merchants.  Each designer is giving one absolutely FREE birthday gift making a grand total of 60 no-hassle, no-group-required freebies.  SPOILER ALERT:  Several of the shops are giving more than one free gift!

Don’t bother running out to the kitchen to grab a sandwich and a super sipper expecting to settle in for an epic freebie rich blog entry.  I’m saving the SL14B gift previews for the upcoming blogs.

This blog entry is all about the gigantic elephant in our beloved virtual world.  Huh? What elephant, where?  I’m referring to our lovingly crafted and dearly paid for avatars.  All the mesh attachments and nifty huds that make our avatars super fab create nothing but chaos when hundreds of us flock to the same sim.

Lag rage is a fun killer!  So do yourself a favor, instead of avoiding cool events that attract tons of people, simplify your avatar.  I recommend picking up the FREE Nomi Nomi avatar.

littleavi for blog

Nomi Nomi by KabisCube is free, full-perm, low in complexity, requires no attached huds, and is incredibly cute.  Nomi actually looks like it is skipping when the avatar walks.

I’m not sure what was more fun, grabbing the freebies at the SL14B Shopping Event in record time, or laughing at the skipping bobble of Nomi on the move.  What I can say with a certainty is that Iona from “Almost the Whole Enchilada” post simply could not navigate the shopping sims.  She crashed 4 times, had serious trouble crossing the sims, and got stuck lag walking more times than a person should admit.

Nomi, on the other hand, breezed past everyone skipping hither and yon with no problems whatsoever.

Nomi’s (aka Iona’s) Style Card:

AVATAR – KabisCube’s Nomi Nomi_vr 1.9 – full perm w/color hud @ SL Marketplace (0L)

 

To make a smooth transition from your normal avatar look to the low lag Nomi:

  1. Backup your normal look by making an outfit.
  2. Unpack Nomi Nomi
  3. Right click the unpacked Nomi folder and select “replace current outfit”
  4. Choose the color you’d like for Nomi.
  5. Right click the color hud and detach it.
  6. TP to the SL14B Shopping Event.
  7. If you want to add more speed to your shopping lower your draw distance settings.

 

 

 

Almost the Whole Enchilada

The Whole Enchilada

Happy weekend!  Today we have a great quick and easy ensemble for you.  Outfits in a box are the best way to satisfy your need for speed and new clothing in one shot.

I absolutely love it when I open a box that has garments, shoes, and accessories that combine in a pleasing manner to make a great outfit.  Thanks to Hilly Haalan’s generous group gifts, I dressed Iona in record time.

Hilly Haalan’s boxed outfits are a cut above.  Not only does the designer give a complete outfit, but the outfit’s mesh items fit 5 standard sizes, Hourglass, Maitreya,  Physique, Belleza, TMP, Slink, Freya, Isis, and Venus.  Best of all, the Hilly Haalan group is free to join.
TWE - HHshoes

The last notable item is Iona’s hair.  Analog Dog is one of my favorite hair stylists in SL.  They have great hair, even greater sales, participate in an annual advent calendar, and always have a freeball packed with hair for anyone observant enough to mouse over the items in the BBQ area. No need to join a group.  Simply right-click on the giant soap bubble and buy the freeball for 0L.

TWE - Closeup

Iona’s Style Card:

HAIR – Analog Dog AD- samadhi Mesh Hair – Light Reds Color HUD (0L)

BOXED OUTFIT INCLUDES:
SCARF
NECKLACE
SWEATER
LEGGINGS
SHOES – Hilly Haalan New Year Gift Box 1 – (group gift 0L/0L to join)

LOCATION – Pandora Resort  – A scenic mountainous sim reminiscent of the Cascades

Freebies, Freebies, Everywhere, Not a Changing Room in Sight!

Vianne1

We’re back, and not a moment too soon!  The grid is popping with Events and swag bags.  Oh, how I wish we could try on the goodies as we collect them.  I fear I will forever grab items faster than I open them.  What’s a poor fashionista to do?

Answer:  Go WILD, of course!  That’s exactly what our model, Vianne, did this week.  It didn’t matter that we were on location, gear out, posed, and ready to snap it out.  Someone in the crowd whispered accessories, then Tres Chic – that was all it took.  Vianne vanished only to reappear wearing a smug grin and perfectly matched handbag.

Tres Chic is currently hosting their 2nd anniversary round.  If you want in on the goodies, you’d better hustle-up, this round ends June 5, 2017.  Click here to teleport directly to Tres Chic.

Vianne2

Vianne’s clothing, jewels, and hair can be found at The Free Dove.  Not only is the Free Dove filled with tons of quality freebies, but it is one of the few stores that offers free access to private CHANGING ROOMS.  That’s right you don’t have to swish back to your place to try on your loot.  Simply pop into one of the dressing rooms and rez until your hearts content.
The Free Dove Changing Rooms/Skyboxes

Vianne3

Vianne’s Style Card:

HAIR – Posh Pixels Aisha Mesh Hair – Glam Color HUD @ The Free Dove (0L)

HEAD – Curves Shapes & Skins Ava Static Mesh Head – MK4  (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SKIN – Curves Shapes & Skins Body Skin SLF&O Gift – Cleavage (group gift 0L/0L to join)

JEWELRY – Lazuri Ophira V2 Gift – Size & 5 Metals Menu @ The Free Dove (0L)

SHOES – ROC – MGSN Gift Maitreya/Slink/TMP/Belleza (group gift 0L/0L to join)

HANDBAG – The Oak Elba Handbag – Black [P1] @ Tres Chic (0L)

LOCATION – Another World by Solkide Auer – A geometric ambient space.