Let’s Give the Boy a RAWR!

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| HAIR |Exile.Knox Hair – Stay-at-Home Club gift split color with 15 color HUD (free)
| BODY |Legacy/TMP Gift.The Recently Updated Original TMP Beta gift body – upgrades: bento hands/alpha system/BOM/new nail lengths/more feet (must pre-join group to teleport in/free) 
| OUTFIT |Ascend.Hideo Outfit – Stay-at-Home Club gift (fatpack)HUD Signature/Slink/Adam/TMP/Classic (free)
| SHOES |Emerald Couture Men.Colin Outfit – Stay-at-Home Club gift one color deck shoes mesh & classic (free)
| POSE |XTC.Sleight of Hand Set – Stay-at-Home Club gift 5 unique poses (free)

Heads up guys, it is time to update that moth nibbled wardrobe of yours!  A RAWR worthy new you is only a few teleports away.  Thanks to the folks at the Stay at Home Club, and a slew of generous creators today’s makeovers are easy to pull off.  Plus, the goodies are all free.

First, let’s talk about the Stay-at-Home Club.   Four fantastic Second Life Residents have created a website to help us all find a bit of joy during these trying times.  There is nothing to join.  Simply visit the website, click on the gifts tab, choose a category, then browse the gifts.  Click the pictures to obtain the gift links.  All of the Stay-at-Home gifts are free.  Giving yourself a makeover doesn’t get much easier than that!

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| HAIR |Exile.Knox Hair – Stay-at-Home Club gift split color with 15 color HUD (free) 
| BODY |Legacy/TMP Gift.The Recently Updated Original TMP Beta gift body – upgrades: bento hands/alpha system/BOM/new nail lengths/more feet (must pre-join group to teleport in/free) 
| OUTFIT |Emerald Couture Men.Colin Outfit – Stay-at-Home Club gift one color outfit + shoes mesh & classic (free) 
| FACIAL HAIR |Alantori.Facial Hair Set – Stay-at-Home Club gift with 18 styles for BOM & Lelutka/Catwa/AK appliers (free)

Here is a closer look at the full Colin outfit from Emerald Couture.  As an added benefit, Emerald Couture’s store group is free to join and has several past gifts available.  One of the nicest things about the group gifts is that they usually include matching shoes.  I just love one box dressing.

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| HAIR |Exile.Knox Hair – Stay-at-Home Club gift split color with 15 color HUD (free) 
| BODY |Legacy/TMP Gift.The Recently Updated Original TMP Beta gift body – upgrades: bento hands/alpha system/BOM/new nail lengths/more feet (must pre-join group to teleport in/free) 
| OUTFIT |Mishmash Fusion.Jack Suit – Stay-at-Home Club red on black Slink/Belleza/Classic (free)
| SHOES |Emerald Couture Men.David Suit – black shoes from outfit - mesh & classic (group gift/free)
| FACIAL HAIR |Alantori.Facial Hair Set – Stay-at-Home Club gift with 18 styles for BOM & Lelutka/Catwa/AK appliers (free)

Alantori’s Facial Hair Gift is fantastic for anyone looking for that subtle indescribable something that forces passersby to take a second look.

The last item on today’s hit parade is our model’s mesh body.  It’s gorgeous, almost free (costs 1 Linden), Bento rigged, BOM (out of the box), includes a detailed alpha system, and has more feet & fingernail options.  The “Original Classic Meshbody” (OCM) formally known as TMP’s Beta free body is back in the best possible way!  These lovely “Original Classic Meshbodies” are Meshbody’s gift to the grid.

To get the full story about the OCM body visit meshbody.com.  But, if you’d just like to pickup your own copy follow these steps:

  1.   Join “The Shops!” free group:  secondlife:///app/group/62324162-b5a6-3521-5c5e-f44fae20c4a2/about
  2.   Activate the group.  This must be done before teleporting in order to access the gift SIM.
  3.   Teleport to the gift SIM
  4.   Click on male or female to teleport to the gift kiosks.
  5.   Pay 1 Linden to the kiosk.
  6.   Wait to receive the body.
  7.   Teleport home to enjoy!

The menu system with these bodies requires a bit of patience in the beginning.  The interface is not always intuitive.  However, the time it takes to learn the HUD is well worth it.  Your avatar will look great.  The neck joins are virtually indiscernible when using BOM skins.

Until next time, shop happy & stay safe.

 

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Go Mesh Young Woman!

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| HAIR |Alantori.Lia Hair – Stay-at-Home Club gift fatpack HUD (free)
| HEAD & SKIN |Genus Project.Strong Bento Mesh Head – mesh head + animation/skin/controller HUDS & BOM Ready (group gift/free) 
| BOM |Second Life Marketplace.Genus Project.BOM Activator – enables Genus Project heads to use BOM (free)  
| JEWELRY |Secrets.Hope Necklace – Stay-at-Home Club gift resize + 4 metal & 9 gem color HUD controller (free) 
| DRESS |Seniha Originals.Melany Dress – color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (group gift/free)
| SHOES |Beautiful Dirty Rich.Bora Bora Wedges – w/color HUD Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (group gift/free)

I love the look of mesh avatars.  Even the coolest of classic avatars can’t compete with the extreme level of detail created by all those extra vertices.  Let’s face it, that perfect heart-shaped derriere will never happen on a classic avatar.

Thanks to the introduction of Bakes On Mesh (BOM), generous creators, and a bunch of phenomenal gifts scattered across the grid, this is the perfect time to ditch the old trusty classic avatar for a newer, smoother, mesh model.  Best of all, it won’t cost you a single Linden.  No kidding!

In Stylishly Distanced I featured the upgraded eBody v.8.6 gift bodies.  Today, I’ve got the perfect, and boy do I mean PURRRRRRRRRRRFECT, mesh head to pair with it! Genus Project is giving group memebers a fully featured Bento rigged, Omega and BOM ready mesh head.

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Here’s a closeup of the Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001.  This head is a beauty.  Genus has even included a 3 tone applier HUD with honey, toffee, and brownie skin appliers.  Plus, it comes with a wonderful animation HUD.  Getting this gift is super easy (& 100% FREE).   You can get it from anywhere on the grid by following these steps:

  1.  Join Genus Project’s group for free by pasting this link in local chat:   secondlife:///app/group/b153906f-38dd-0dd6-d327-345bef9f446e/about
  2. Go to the group notices tab and scroll down to the notice titled:  Support from the Genus Project team
  3. Click that notice to open it.
  4. Click on the Open Attachment button.
  5. That’s it, the gift is now in your inventory – unpack & enjoy!
  6. BOM must be activated to use.  Get the free activator from this marketplace link: Free Genus Product BOM Activator.
  7. OMEGA activation is NOT free.  It costs 149 L in the marketplace.  Here’s the link:  Omega System Kit – GENUS.

This stunning Bento head is the Genus Project’s effort to help us “rebuild, and survive self isolation…”  Thank you GENUS for the fantastic gesture!

 

 

 

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Voodoo in the Vibes

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| HAIR |Shop & Hop Gilded.Alantori.Daniel Hair – 146 color HUD fatpack (free)
| JEWELRY |GABRIEL.G Chain Necklace – Belleza/Signature/resize (group gift/free) 
| JACKET |GABRIEL.Asymmetric Jacket – maroon Signature/Slink/TMP (L'Homme/free)
| HARNESS |GABRIEL.Lace Up Harness & briefs – navy Signature/Belleza/Aesthetic (L'Homme/free)
| SHOES |GABRIEL.Leather Sneakers – camo Signature/Belleza/resize (group gift/free)

Males looking to dial up their wow factor should put a trip to Gabriel on the top of their shopping list.  Gabriel currently has several gifts for L’Homme magazine subscribers, a bunch of store gifts, and past NEO Japan gifts available near the store entrance.  All of the gifts are free.  The range of gifts is diverse enough that creating your own uniquely captivating style won’t take long!

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| HAIR |Shop & Hop Gilded.Alantori.Daniel Hair – 146 color HUD fatpack (free)
| JEWELRY |GABRIEL.G Chain Necklace – Belleza/Signature/resize (group gift/free) 
| JACKET |GABRIEL.Loose Jersey – with "in tank" Signature/Belleza (NEO gift/free)
| SLACKS & SHOES |Shop & Hop Gilded.ZED.Lover's Day Outfit – sized for mesh & classic bodies (free)

To create this look, I paired slacks and loafers from Zed’s Valentine’s Day Shop & Hop gift with a former NEO Japan gift.

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| HAIR |Shop & Hop Gilded.Alantori.Daniel Hair – 146 color HUD fatpack (free)
| JEWELRY |GABRIEL.G Chain Necklace – Belleza/Signature/resize (group gift/free) 
| JACKET & TANK|GABRIEL.Loose down jacket – navy with white/black tank Signature/Belleza (L'Homme/free)
| SHOES |GABRIEL.Geta Unisex boots – sized for mesh & classic bodies (NEO gift/free)

These Getta boots are awesome!  If you missed their debut at NEO Japan, now is the time to pick them up.  The resizable model included in the gift makes them the perfect unisex boot.

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| HAIR |Shop & Hop Gilded.Alantori.Daniel Hair – 146 color HUD fatpack (free)
| JEWELRY |GABRIEL.G Chain Necklace – Belleza/Signature/resize (group gift/free) 
| TOP |GABRIEL.Loose Shirt – pink Signature/Belleza (L'Homme/free)
| SLACKS |.Shop & Hop Gilded.ZED.Lover's Day Outfit – sized for mesh & classic bodies (free)
| SHOES |GABRIEL.Geta – black/white resizable (NEO gift/free)

Today’s featured hair is another gift from Shop & Hop.  The Daniel hair fatpack is Alantori’s event gift.  Shop & Hop runs through February 23rd, so there is still plenty of time to add this style to your inventory.  Until next time, shop happy!

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