Golden Years

ASU - Golden Years cover
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.

ASU - Golden Years back
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!

ASU - Golden Years face
Analog Dog styled today’s hair.  This glamorous style can be found in the current freeball.

ASU - Golden Years shoes
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)

The Red Violin

ASU - Red Violin cover
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.

ASU - Red Violin back
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.

ASU - Red Violin closeup
Dellybeams Gem Gallery created this lovely jewelry set for The Free Dove.

ASU - Red Violin feet
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.

ASU - Red Violin room
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

ASU - Kyoto On My MInd cover
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.

ASU - Kyoto On My Mind back
Next we removed the peachy hue from the orchids.

ASU - Kyoto On My Mind face
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.

ASU - Kyoto On My Mind makeup
When recreating this makeup be sure to add the lipstick last.

ASU - Kyoto On My Mind hair
Here’s a closeup of streaks.

ASU - Kyoto On My Mind shoe
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)