Saying Goodbye

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Happy Sunday!  While rushing around trying to complete the Womenstuff Hunt, we stumbled across MH Unique Designs.  How we missed this store in the past is a complete mystery.  The owners of MH Unique Designs are extremely generous giving visitors over 35 group gifts (the group is free to join) plus 18 more opportunities to pick up gifts from their rapidly changing Lucky Boards.  In less than 4 minutes, today’s model Beth hit the Lucky Letter 6 times.  Incredible!
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You can find the Anary Dress Gift in one of the gift bags on the wall closet to the Lucky Boards.  The Anary Dress is size to fit:  Belleza (Frey, Isis, Venus), Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Maitreya, Tonic (Curvy, Fine), eBODY classic, TMP, & 5 standard Fitmesh sizes with the included alpha for classic avatars.
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It’s not to late to get your hunt on.  The Womenstuff Hunt is ongoing through the month of January.  *KATE* provided WH Hunt gift #16, the Boho Topanga Bracelet with HUD.
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NYNE has done it again with the Organza hairstyle. Organza has just the right amount of wave and highlights to make it work for both casual and elegant occasions.  Best of all it is free, free, free.
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The Sway shoes can be found in the gift section of Legendaire. Legendaire’s group gifts are always free, however the group usually has a modest join fee.  All is not lost for those low on Lindens because Legendaire often has fee free group join weekends.  RUSH OVER TO LEGENDAIRE TODAY TO JOIN THEIR GREAT GROUP FOR FREE!

Beth’s Style Card:

HAIR – NYNE Organza – Color HUD w/ streak option (group gift 0L/0L to join)

DRESS – MH Unique Designs Anary – classic & mesh (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOES – Legendaire Sway – mesh only (group gift 0L/0L to join TODAY)

BRACELET – *KATE* Boho Topanga – HUD w/ resize (Womenstuff Hunt/0L)

 

Location:

New Toulouse is a fun slightly creepy sim fashioned after the French Quarter in New Orleans.  It’s a perfect location to commune with the dead, and possible other predators of the night.

***NOT COMPLETELY FREE, but as close as it gets for only 1L****
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Let’s talk about the eBODY SHOP!  eBODY makes 2 mesh bodies: the Classic, and the Curvy.  The eBODY controller HUD is extensive and very easy to use.  Both mesh bodies are competitively priced with the other name brand bodies.

eBODY stands apart from the others by selling excellent gift versions of both bodies for 1L.  That’s right 1L will get you a wonderful mesh body.  Does the gift version have all the bells and whistles that the full priced body has?  Of course not.  But what the gift version has is most definitely worth the Linden!

What you get for 1L from eBODY:

  • 12 Body Skintones
  • Alpha Thick (31 areas to hide)
  • Mesh hands (not bento)
  • Mesh feet (High, Mid, Flat)  (Slink compatible)
  • A neck fix
  • Several body shapes
  • eBODY physic 1

Taxi to eBODY:   eBODY SHOP

 

… again!

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It feels like Groundhog Day here at All Spiffed Up!  Once again we’ve put together an outfit from COCO DESIGN’s group gift area.  We topped today’s ensemble off with a wonderful free hair from NYNE.

Both COCO DESIGN and NYNE have a generous selection of terrific gifts that are absolutely freeFree group gifts, free group join fees, creative designers, be careful fellow fashionistas you just might swoon!
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Today Iona is modeling COCO’s turtleneck sweater, skinny jeans, and ivory open-toe mules.
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This fun asymmetrical bob with knit cap is NYNE’s Parada #126.
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This mesh hair comes rigged and unrigged with a color change HUD that includes streak options.
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Best of all, Parada #126 is one of MANY group gifts at NYNE.

Iona’s Style Card:

HAIR – NYNE Parada 126 – rigged & unrigged +HUD (group gift 0L/0L to join)

TOP – COCO DESIGNS turtleneck sweater– classic & mesh (group gift 0L/0L to join)

PANTS – COCO DESIGNS skinny jeans – classic & mesh (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOES – COCO DESIGNS open toe mules – Slink & Maitreya (group gift 0L/0L to join)

 

Location:

WintersVeil is a picturesque winter sim perfect for picture taking.  If you find yourself longing for snow this is an excellent sim to visit.  The stark beauty of the landscape is bound to send you to the kitchen in search of a warming cup of hot chocolate.

Afternoon Stroll

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Gather around guys, this post is for you! In just two teleports you’ll walk away with a new free mesh body and a complete casual outfit.

The Aiden outfit is a January group gift at Lupus Femina.  And, as usual joining the Lupus Femina group is free.  Aiden is a three piece set that fits both classic and mesh bodies.  The set is composed of the jacket, running shoes, and jeans. 
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After picking up the clothing we recommend you rush over to syhk ASAP to get yourself the free male mesh body 1.2.
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Our model Wolfgang is wearing the fabulous syhk 1.2 body and the included shape.  This is by far the nicest free mesh body Team All Spiffed Up has encountered to date.  There is so much to love about this body that we decided to let the pictures do our heavy lifting.

We have included a picture of the body’s HUD.  syhk 1.2 comes with an extensive alpha system, an included tattoo, mesh underwear, and preset skin & nail colors with the additional ability to use a color picker to make your own skin tones.

Since we were unable to find any sort of neck fix option in the box, the color picker is a great feature that allows a patient person to nearly match whatever head option they choose to wear.
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Below is the included tattoo which can easily be worn by clicking on the tattoo picture.  To remove simply click hide. The same process applies to the underwear.  The HUD’s simplicity makes wearing syhk 1.2 a joy.
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Wolfgang’s Style Card:

MESH BODY – syhk mesh body 1.2 – HUD controlled (group gift 0L/0L to join)

OUTFIT – Lupus Femina Aiden outfit – classic & mesh (group gift 0L/0L to join)

 

Location:

Cafe – O @ Austin Island is a scenic city space filled with numerous public spaces that are visually engaging.  Austin Island is definitely worth exploring.

**Please note this is an ADULT rated area.**

In the Dark

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Did the holidays leave you feeling like a goth out of black?  Have no fear, we can remedy that for you in two teleports!

First stop on our back to black mission is COCO DESIGNS.  This store is filled with wonderful items, has a 0L group join fee, and a giant group gift section.  The fur scarf, halter gown, and mules Iona is wearing are just a few of the free group gifts currently offered.
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The fur scarf comes in three tones: black, grey, and light brown.  It’s rigged and can be worn on classic and mesh bodies.

The halter gown is a mesh body only item made for Hourglass, Maitreya, and Slink bodies.

These highly detailed mules come in grey and ivory sized for Maitreya and Slink feet.
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Since it is January, today’s post would not be complete without having at least one item from the Womenstuff Hunt included.

Feast your eyes on TAOX TATTOO’s “The Queen” Womenstuff gift!  “The Queen” has appliers for: Brazilia Doll, Maitreya, Omega, Omega Face, Signature, Slink, TMP, Vista Hand, Catwa, and Lelutka.
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Iona’s Style Card:

SCARF – COCO DESIGNS fur scarf – 3 colors rigged (group gift 0L/0L to join)

DRESS – COCO DESIGNS halter gown – black mesh bodies only (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOES – COCO DESIGNS open toe mules – Slink & Maitreya (group gift 0L/0L to join)

TATTOOS – TAOX TATTOO The Queen – Mesh bodies only (Womenstuff Hunt/0L)

& Stuff…

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The ‘stuff Groups SL are kicking off the new year with a flurry of freebies! If you are thinking ‘stuff Groups who, what, huh?  Don’t worry you’re not alone.  Most likely you’ll recognize this group more readily by the individual hunts they organize:  Menstuff, Womenstuff, Kidstuff, Homestuff, & Posestuff.

I know hunts can be annoyingly frustrating, BUT ‘stuff Hunts are in a class of their own.  Why we love ‘stuff Hunts:

  • The gifts are great!
  • The gifts are free (0L)
  • The hunt objects are easy to find.
  • The hunt runs from January 1st – January 31st
  • The hunt hints make sense! (for those of us having a problem finding the object)
  • The participating designers tend to be generous.  If the hunt gift is not to your liking there is an excellent chance a more interesting freebie is lurking in the store’s group gift or lucky chair area.
  • Womenstuff hint page:   Store listing, hints, & landmark page

Our first model Lucy is Team All Spiffed Up’s go to gal for hunts and bustling events.  She decided to keep today’s post simple and show off the first three items from the Womenstuff hint page plus a free hair from Radex DesiGn.
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Lune~Bleue’s Womenstuff gift is this wonderful black and white winter ensemble.  The Frosty outfit comes complete with a coat, tank & skirt, and half-boots & socks. The coat and socks are separates, thus can be mixed and matched freely with other items in your inventory.

Best of all, Lune~Bleue  has considerately provided the Frosty outfit sized for both classic and mesh avatars.  Which explains why we are blogging the same outfit on three different models today.  Lucy is a classic avatar wearing an XS tank & skirt combined with a S coat. She advises wearing the coat one size larger than your tank & skirt size to prevent them from poking through the coat when moving.
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Everley wears the TMP basic free mesh body.  This body is quite lovely, but does have it’s challenges for those of us not willing to spend lindens.  The basic free body lacks an alpha system. So, when we find outfits that support or fit TMP we feel compelled to share them with our readers.
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Though Lune~Bleue did not include a mesh specifically for TMP, the HourGlass tank & skirt mesh worked perfectly.  Unfortunately, none of the coats concealed the TMP arms.
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Everley’s necklace is the Womenstuff gift from Zuri Jewelry.  The necklace has a color change menu for the metal, gems, and large heart.  Zuri Jewelry’s mainstore also has free gifts for members of MLM, SLF&O, FabFree, Maitrya Gifts Sales & News.  Simply wear your tags to add a few lovely new pieces to your virtual jewelry box.
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The last model is the ever versatile Iona.  Iona wears the Maitreya Lara mesh body.  The Frosty outfit fits the mesh bodies supported perfectly.
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Here is the boot and sock closeup.  Both items are non-rigged for easy adjustment.
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Womenstuff Hunt Style Card:

NECKLACE – Zuri Jewelry Twinkle Heart Pendant – (0L)

OUTFIT – Lune~Bleue Frosty – standard & Fitmesh, Maitreya, Slink, HourGlass,  (0L)

DECORATOR SIGNS – The ‘stuff Group All Hunt Group gifts – (0L)

Lucy’s + one item:

HAIR – RaDeX DesiGn Allcolor HUD – Cisil rigged (group gift 0L/0L to join)

Green Velvet

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Happy 2018! It’s a new year filled with fantastic new freebies. So, let’s get down to business.

Today Carla is modeling a matched set from Emerald Couture. This great little number is currently free for the taking. It comes sized to fit Slink & Maitreya along with 5 Fitmesh sizes & an alpha for standard avatars. The stocking/boots are sized for SlinkH, SlinkP, Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), and Maitreya. Not only is Emerald Couture’s group free to join, but they also have 4 lucky chairs and Men’s clothing too!

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The black chair Carla is posing with is a fun marketplace freebie that can be found in Irrie’s Dollhouse store.  The Pose Chair comes with 5 adjustable poses, is copy/mod, and has a LI of 2.
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RaDeX DesiGn has put out several new hairstyles on their group gifts wall.  Carla is modeling the Juliiet hairstyle. Juliiet comes with a HUD offering several colors.  Best of all, the RaDeX DesiGn group is free to join.

The December Necklace is a gift in alba fashion’s marketplace store.  This is a fun little necklace that is copy/mod which allows the wearer to put a picture of their choice on the pendant.

Capping off the ensemble is a lovely little faux fur rigged mesh stole.  During the photo shoot several members of Team All Spiffed Up felt the outfit needed a little something extra.  After a quick session of brainstorming we put together the ASU stole, which can be found at the All Spiffed Up headquarters in-world. Simply drop by and have a little warmth on us.  Enjoy!
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Here’s a closeup of that fab footwear Emerald Couture.

Carla’s Style Card:

HAIR – RaDeX DesiGn Allcolor HUD – rigged (group gift 0L/0L to join)

STOLE – All Spiffed Up ASU Faux Fur Stole – (0L)

OUTFIT – Emerald Couture Tina Outfit – Fitmesh & mesh body (group gift 0L/0L to join)

NECKLACE – alba fashion – Alba2Rossini December necklace @ SL Marketplace (0L)

CHAIR – irrie’s Dollhouse  – Studio Pose Chair @ SL Marketplace (0L)

Golden Years

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Happy weekend!  Team All Spiffed Up decided to kick off the 2017 holiday season with a whole lot of bling.  This outfit can easily take you from a cocktail party directly to your favorite nightclub.

The micro mini dress, sunglasses, ring, heels, phone, and decor items are all free marketplace finds.  The necklace, earrings, and bracelet are free gifts from Lazuri’s main and Fashion Island stores.

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All of the decor items are copy/mod so recoloring and resizing is always an option.  The mirrored frames are actually quite large, to get them into this shot resizing was a must.  Keep in mind this particular item cannot be resized simply by grabbing a corner tab and dragging.  Resizing requires editing the linked parts.

The wonderful retro clock is both attractive and fully functional.  Best of all, the faux fur rug has 9 color choices, one being SKUNK!

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Analog Dog styled today’s hair.  This glamorous style can be found in the current freeball.

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The satin wedges and sunglasses are part of a free outfit in FA Creations marketplace store.  These heels are old school, meaning the feet are included in the shoe.  Before our mesh body wearing friends turn up their noses at these heels, consider this; they come with an easy to use HUD that allows skin, nails, and main color changes plus resizing.  Any avatar, mesh or classic can wear these.

Carla’s Style Card:

HAIR – Analog Dog Samadhi – Light Reds HUD (freeball/0L)

SHAPE – Curves Shapes & Skins Ava Shape – (group gift 0L/0L to join)

EYES – Frozen Night – Rainbow Mesh & System eyes @ SL Marketplace (0L)

LIPSTICK – Izzie Button – 90’s Ombre Lipstick Gift @ SL Marketplace (0L)

NAIL POLISH – Encore – Au Naturale Appliers ONLY @ SL Marketplace (0L)

NECKLACE – Lazuri Main Store – Renata Necklace Sapphire Gift (0L)

BRACELET
EARRINGS – Lazuri Fashion Island – Classic Pearl Set Gift (0L)

RING – [:Bullion:] Gypsy-Set – Opal Ring @ SL Marketplace (0L)

DRESS – VaVaVOOM! Micro Mini – Disco @ SL Marketplace (0L)

SUNGLASSES
SHOES – FA Creations – Patchwork Dress Outfit @ SL Marketplace (0L)

PHONE – ALT Avatar Boutique – Cellphone with Animations @ SL Marketplace (0L)

Decorations:

TABLE – The Simplest Things – 1 Prim Mesh Table copy/mod @ SL Marketplace (0L)

CLOCK – General Dynamic – Nelson Style Sunburst @ SL Marketplace (0L)

RUG – Aisling – Animal Rug 9 Colors @ SL Marketplace (0L)

MIRROR – Wonderful Homes Creations – Leafy Outlook Mirror @ SL Marketplace (0L)

PLANT – The Simplest ThingsPotted Plants @ SL Marketplace (0L)

Do You Want to Hear a Secret?

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…Let me whisper in your ear.

Or perhaps shout into the metaverse…THE FOLKS AT ALIEN GIZMO ARE GIVING AWAY A 200L GIFT CARD!  As always with these gift cards time is of the essence.  So, to help you get in on a good thing we’re going to keep today’s post short and sweet.

The Alien Gizmo sim has 3 stores plus an outlet.  The gift card works everywhere except in the outlet store.  This gift card is by far the easiest gift card you will ever use.  Anyone visiting the sim can click the display and receive a folder containing the gift card.

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Simply wear the card, and click on an item you are interested in.  Ignore the blue popup box, and read the hover text over the gift card.  The hover text will say how much the item is, so it is easy to know if you selected an item at or below the 200L limit.

To buy the item using the card click the buy now button on the gift card located under the picture of the item near the right edge of the card.  Accept the delivered item, detach the card and away you go.
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Leo’s shoes are a free group gift in the men’s store.  The Alien Gizmo group is free to join.

Leo’s Gift Card Purchase:

Leo is wearing the Ronon Pants Beige which cost 199L normally, but of course was free today.

Taxi to Alien Gizmo:  Alien Gizmo

Leo is also wearing:

SWEATSHIRT – Gabriel  Zipup Hoodie – size M (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOES – Alien Gizmo  Phoenix Boots – rigged (group gift 0L/0L to join)

EYES – AviGlam  Pastel Eyes – meadow mesh & classic (group gift 0L/0L to join)

Iona’s Gift Card Purchase:

Iona is wearing the Taylor Black Dress Cat which costs 179L normally, but of course was free today.

Taxi to Alien Gizmo:  Alien Gizmo

Iona is also wearing:

HAIR – LeLutka  Nova Hair – Wearable Color Demo HUDs (0L)

EYES – AviGlam  September Eyes – large (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOES – KC Couture  Stefy Wedges – rigged (Luckyboard/0L)

 

 

The Red Violin

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Mystery, obsession, and rare musical instruments are not just for the movies.  They can all be yours in Second Life too!

RaDex DesiGns was the first stop for today’s post.  The RaDex group is free to join, and has several nice freebies for its members.  The tipped Willow hair is one of this week’s free group offerings.

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If those group freebies aren’t enough, have no fear, RaDex also offers a few other gifts packaged for some of our favorite shopping groups.   The Almila Jacket dress is a gift for Solaris members.  Almila comes in five standard mesh sizes plus an alpha.

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Dellybeams Gem Gallery created this lovely jewelry set for The Free Dove.

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Back by popular demand are the Kelly Stilettos from Hilly Haalan.  These flirty heels made their All Spiffed Up debut last June.  They are part of a wonderful boxed gift that is still available in the Hilly Haalan freebie room.  You can see the entire outfit here.

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As an added bonus we created this environment using marketplace freebies.  Enjoy!

Iona’s Style Card:

HAIR – RaDeX DesiGn Willow Hair – tipped (group gift 0L/0L to join)

EYES – The Skin You’re In!  Light Me Eyes – Lt Blue Gift @ SL Marketplace (0L)

JEWELRY – Dellybeams Celtic Gold Pearl Set @ The Free Dove (group gift 0L/0L to join)

DRESS – RaDeX DesiGn Almila Jacket – for Solaris (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOES – Hilly Haalan New Year Gift Box 1 – (group gift 0L/0L to join)

Environment:

SKYBOX – Venue Metropolitan Skybox @ SL Marketplace (0L)

PIANO – Vlad Blackburn Grand Galaxy Piano @ SL Marketplace (0L)

BUFFET – Jade’s Home&Garden Buffet 1 @ SL Marketplace (0L)

RUG – nodari. ruggies @ SL Marketplace (0L)

SOFA – Snatched Brown Leather Sofa @ SL Marketplace (0L)

WALL ART – 1NP Memories of Paris @ SL Marketplace (0L)

CHAIRS – 1NP Leather Puffs @ SL Marketplace (0L)

VASE – BlunderForge Antique Urn @ SL Marketplace (0L)

HANDSOME COMPANION – MrMikeyUk – SL Singer & Builder (priceless)

**Unfortunately our Red Violin was a hunt gift from many years ago and is unavailable now. 
To replace it we found this one:

PIANO – Vlad Blackburn Gothic Practice Violin @ SL Marketplace (0L)

Kyoto On My Mind

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Halloween look #2 – The Geisha.

This is a fun look that doesn’t require a single teleport or a single Linden.  Simply click the marketplace links in the style card, buy for 0L,  and dress.  Most of the items are copy/mod so can have fun putting your unique signature on the ensemble. 

The Curious Kitties Shop supplied the Kimono & hair.  We did modify the hair a bit.  First we made the flexi bits invisible.  Then we added the wine streaks to jazz up the design.

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Next we removed the peachy hue from the orchids.

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To create the Geisha powdered skin tone we added a skin tint tattoo layer.  Then we layered eyeshadow, eyeliner, and lipstick tattoos. The overall effect created a lovely Geisha look without having to purchase a new specialty skin.

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When recreating this makeup be sure to add the lipstick last.

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Here’s a closeup of streaks.

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We added that same wine hue to the sandal straps.

Now let’s talk socks.  These socks are rigged and full perm.  So if you want to work on them you’ll need to rez them on the ground, make your modifications, take them back into inventory and then wear them.  Since the sock mesh is high above the ankle, the socks were showing through the kimono whenever our model moved.

To solve that problem we added more alpha to the sock texture hiding the top half of the sock mesh.  It worked like a charm.  Our texture is available at the All Spiffed Up Headquarters.

Gabby’s Style Card:

HAIR – Curious Kitties Nynotech Type B Kyaen V3 @ SL Marketplace (0L)

KIMONO – Curious Kitties Limited Edition Yukata Set @ SL Marketplace (0L)

MAKEUP – Skinality Sensations Dolly Lipsticks 3 colors @ SL Marketplace (0L)

MAKEUP – Alaskametro 35 makeup tattoo layers @ SL Marketplace (0L)
** We layered 01 dark & 02 dark

MAKEUP – Apparition Skin Tint – 50% @ SL Marketplace (0L)

MAKEUP – Natural Beauty Eyeshadows & Sculpted lashes Set @ SL Marketplace (0L)

SOCKS – Statura Mesh warm socks full perm gift @ SL Marketplace (0L)

SOCK TEXTURE – All Spiffed Up Shorter socks texture copy/mod (0L)

SHOES – Fudoshin Creations Free Geta Shoes @ SL Marketplace (0L)