Free Dove Friday: June 30, 2017

Since discovering The Free Dove, I’ve decided to showcase one look a week with items from the store. Happy Free Dove Friday!

This week showcases products from Maloney & HudsonJZ For Men, and Shoeddiction.

Fast Facts On The Brands

  1. Maloney & Hudson
    • Clothing and shoes
    • Sells products for men and women
    • Marketplace has more items
  2. JZ For Men (by Dolome Designs)
    • Clothing and shoes
    • Mostly caters to men
    • Marketplace has more items
  3. Shoeddiction

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Found In Real Life: ft. Alt by Truth, Lapointe & Bastchild

Have you ever found a product in Second Life and really wanted to find something similar to wear off the grid? That’s what the Found In Real Life series is all about! While we know we likely won’t find exact versions of products this series will focus on looks that are pretty close. Keep reading to find not only the Second Life credits but also links to the featured off grid products on Amazon.

Today we’ve found comparable products for the top and pants from Alt by Truth and the necklace by Lapointe & Bastchild.

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Inspired By: Wonder Woman

Do you ever have the desire to dress up like somebody but don’t feel the need to look identical to them? That’s what the Inspired By series is all about! Feel free to use these short posts for a little inspiration of your own, whether it’s mix & matching some of the products used here or doing something completely new!

Wonder Woman

While she’s gained a burst of popularity with the recent blockbuster film, Wonder Woman (aka Diana, Princess of Themyscira, Daughter of Hippolyta) has been around in comics since 1941. The look used in today’s post is based on her classic (pre 1960s) appearance.

 

 

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Fantasy Avatar: The Broken Doll

You’ve seen many fantasy avatars by now, from vampires and demons to elves and nekos. Today I bring you something a little different: a creepy broken doll.

Get The Broken Doll Look

Most of this look can be achieved with products you may already have. The main part that makes the doll is the tattoo layer discussed in the ~SongBird~ section below. Everything else is just added bonus! Any skin will work, though I love the super pale skin since it gives her that extra creepy, fragile vibe. If you’re using a mesh body parts you can utilize the shiny options to really make the glass doll effect pop.

Aii The Ugly & Beautiful

The porcelain skin Astral Allure is a wonderful base for a doll. The skin itself is a pure, simple look that comes with various customization options. Please note that Astral Allure is simply the skin used, the cracks and doll joints are actually a separate product.

The HUD below shows all but the nipple color options that Astral Allure comes with. It’s really versatile and great for fantasy styles.

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By setting the shiny option on the body and head to max I was able to give the doll a great polished glass look. While the effect is slightly visible in the photos it’s really noticeable when moving through a well lit area.

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Free Dove Friday: June 23, 2017

Since discovering The Free Dove, I’ve decided to showcase one look a week with items from the store. Welcome to Free Dove Friday!

This week showcases a casual set from Masoom and Shiny Stuffs.

Fast Facts On The Brands

  1. Masoom
    • Clothing and accessories
    • Products for women
    • Marketplace store has over 100 items
  2. Shiny Stuffs
    • Cosmetics
    • Products for women
    • Marketplace store has over 100 items

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How To Look Like A Million Bucks On A Budget

Second Life and some of its many avatars may be free, however a large portion of us invest money into the game. Avatar customization can turn into a very expensive hobby if you have the desire and the funds. That said, you don’t have to be rich to look awesome. If you want to spend some money on your avatar but need to stick to a budget you can still look great.

What To Spend On

The important thing to remember is that your avatar is yours and what’s important to others may not be important to you. Maybe you don’t care about cool clothing but you want a high quality mesh body. Perhaps you love the system body and want to invest in quality clothing and hair. It’s entirely up to you. Here are some things worth investing in when funds are limited.

The Basics: Body, Skin, Hair, Etc.

A high quality base is a great starting point. If you have some of the more popular mesh body parts you can find low cost and even free clothing, appliers, and accessories quite easily. What you should purchase is entirely up to your preferences and budget. This section lists some of the most popular brands alongside which genders they support so you have a place to start. This is by no means a complete list, it just includes the most popular brands to consider.

Mesh Body Parts

If you’ll only be purchasing high quality body parts (and looking for deals on skins and appliers) I recommend sticking with the more common mesh body options. Their popularity makes it very easy to find low cost and free products to use with them. I highly encourage visiting Mesh Body Addicts to research any parts you may be interested in and demo all your parts together before purchasing to ensure they give you the look you want. 

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Happy Summer Solstice!

As I’m sure you know by now the current run of Fashion Dazzle has a summer theme. I wanted to throw together a quick post of summertime goodness to celebrate today’s Summer Solstice. There isn’t much text today so you can enjoy the pictures and get outside to enjoy the changing season!

LuLu – Skully Bikini

My favorite part of this is that those aren’t polka dots. They’re teensy skulls!

This bikini costs L$199 each set (sets include the color with black skulls or black with colored skulls) or L$349 for the fatpack (all three color sets).

Swimsuit – LuLu: Skully (Pink)

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Akeruka Bento Heads For L$150 Or Less!

I don’t generally do posts on Mondays (and as such this is a super tiny post!), but I just had to make sure all my readers saw this great deal. Akeruka is celebrating their anniversary by giving their group members L$1 bento heads: Aron for the gentlemen and Lulu for the ladies. Not a member of the group? Membership costs L$150.

The group is called [AK] Heads News & Support and can be found by searching in game, by visiting the main store, or by clicking this link with your viewer open.

I know, I don’t have mesh eyes for the dude and it’s kinda creepy.

 

You CAN use standard eyes, but I really wasn’t a fan of how the ones I had looked. Sorry!

The heads will be at this special anniversary price until June 22 at 12AM SLT, so make sure to drop by ASAP!

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(How) Hair Changes A Person

Have you ever looked in the mirror after a new haircut and felt like a new person? A new ‘do can really change the vibe you give off to others! This is true for our avatars, too.

A change of color can be the breath of fresh air your avatar needs, or perhaps you want an entirely different style altogether. You may be surprised at just how much a new hairstyle can change your overall appearance. Take the slideshow below, for example. The hair (and very minor expression changes) are the only differences between each image. Every hair in this post was created by TRUTH.

 

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Free Dove Friday: June 16, 2017

Since discovering The Free Dove, I’ve decided to showcase one look a week with items from the store. Happy Free Dove Friday!

This week showcases an outfit from Lillou’s Designs.

Fast Facts On The Brand

  1. Lillou’s Designs
    • Shoes, clothing, and accessories
    • Sells products for men and women
    • Marketplace has over 1,000 items.

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