Advent Me!

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BODY |London City .Altamura.Jenny – Mesh Avatar w/HUDs (free)
HAIR |.EscalateD. .Advent Calendar Day 17 – Malory hair w/HUDs (GG/free)
OUTFIT |Emerald Couture .Advent Gift – So Wrong It’s Wright outfit (free)

Advent calendars are fantastic, frustrating, and festive all at the same time.  I love getting daily gifts, hate when I miss a day, then squeal with merriment every time I cobble an outfit together.  What can I say?  It’s an advent thing.

Luckily for us, there are quite a few advent calendars out there that allow us to open up missed days with having to pay for the privilege.  The first one I visited  is at Emerald Couture (EC).  EC has two advent calendars.  One of which is free for all visitors, and allows the collecting of missed days.  That is where you’ll find today’s cocktail dress, heels (sized for Slink high feet), head piece, and jewelry (not shown).

EC’s free advent calendar is great for anyone with Slink compatible feet, classic avatars (required alphas always supplied), and lovers of older style flexi flounced gowns that have been remastered with appliers.  Thanks EC for thoughtfully including all avatars in the holiday fun!

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Hair lovers prepare to go into a box opening frenzy after you visit EscalateD.  Simply join EscalateD’s free to join group then get ready for a lot of clicking.  Their advent calendar also allows the picking up of past gifts.  Each hair comes with the winter color HUD, and many come with style HUDs too.  Seriously, try not to hyperventilate with all that silky goodness.  Thanks so much EscalateD for your generosity, a good free hair is hard to find.

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Here’s a closeup of the heels included in Emerald Couture’s outfit.  The vivid print would also pair nicely with many outfits – i.e. skinny jeans and an angora sweater.


Now for the free & not quite free (but well worth the buy-in price) share.
… is hands down the most generous mesh body designer on the grid! There are currently 6 completely free Altamura mesh body/head combo avatars available on the grid.  3 are male, and 3 are female.  Simply visit Altamura’s main store to get the landmarks to these completely free avatars.

While you’re at the main store you should seriously consider joining Altamura’s group.  The join fee has been reduced to 25 Lindens for their 12 Days of Christmas gift event.  Reducing a group join fee during a gift event is practically unheard of!  Most stores I frequent increase the join fees during gift giving periods.

As a group member you’ll be able to collect both the upcoming and the past gifts from the 12 Days of Christmas event.  Did I mention the free bento mesh heads in the event?

I’ve been hunting freebies for All Spiffed Up for almost 3 years now, and though my avatar wears a different (not free) body and head as her default look, working with the Altamura free bodies has slowly made me a huge fan of their work.  I’m only sorry I didn’t know about Altamura when I bought my body.

My point:  if you are a classic avatar that has no interest in changing your skin, or changing your look with makeup then I highly recommend choosing one of the free Altamura avatars that is available.  The alpha system included with the Altamura free body is infinitely better than the alpha system that came with my expensive (well over due for an update) other brand body.  And, Altamura bodies have Slink compatible feet!  Think of all the lovely free shoes you’ll be able to wear.

Honestly, I can’t think of a better way to transition into using a bento avatar.  Plus, if you join the group not only will you have access to loads of gifts throughout the year, but you’ll be supporting one of the most generous and helpful creators in Second Life.

 

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