Free Dove Friday: December 8, 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 dress from WellMade.

Fast Facts On The Brand

  1. WellMade
    • The in world store offers a variety of clothing styles as well as Lucky Letter boards, Midnight Mania, and lounge areas.
    • Focuses on products for women.
    • Over 500 products at the Marketplace store.

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Be The Star Of The Party

Are you a fan of the decorated trees during the holiday season? If so you might enjoy this lovely dress from G Sloane.

The Holiday Star

One of my favorite things about this dress is that it looks lovely multiple ways. While it doesn’t seem it at first, the dress actually can be worn more ways than initially pictured. The dress, bow, and flounce (the flared part at the bottom) are all separate pieces. This mean you can wear the dress with or without the bow and the flounce.

Holiday Star is lovely for any formal holiday parties you may be attending. It fits Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, and TMP bodies. It’s available for L$189 at the G Sloane booth along with various other outfits and jewelry.

 

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7 Deadly s{K}ins in December! (32 Free Skins & More)

Where has 2017 gone? It’s already December!! 7 Deadly s{K}ins has a huge Advent event running, another Mystery Box, and new events coming up!

Advent Event

December brings us another huge skin giveaway event! From December 1 through January 1 7DS is giving away free skins every day! You must be a VIP group member to take part in this event.

You’ll notice that the group join fee is up to L$1000 for the duration of the event. This is because the value of the free products is so high the designer didn’t want people popping in just to snag the skins and run.

The Advent Event replaces the group gifts this month, so don’t worry if you don’t see your regular gifts on the group boards.

The featured image for the post uses Klassje, the Advent gift for December 1.

 

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Vista Lia’s Animations

Vista Animations released their bento head Lia last week. This post covers her animations and how she can make your avatar come to life. For more information about her appearance, cosmetic options, and to see her HUD check out my Lia announcement post.

Moods & Expressions

The Moods section is the first chunk right at the top of the animations tab. The four options allow you to choose the default mood your face will display. Each mood is a long and subtle set of animations. You can have one mood selected at a time. The mood serves as a nice baseline for your own unique personality to shine through. You’ll spice it up with your expressions.

Expressions are the flavor, so to speak. Each one selected adds a more obvious facial movement into the loop. You can select them all, none, or anything in between. With twenty four expressions to choose from you can build your very own personality how you see fit. The large pause button in this section will halt the expressions until you click it again. The stop button will clear all the selected expressions. I highly recommend you grab the demo and play with the moods and expressions because it’s really fun to make your own combinations!

It’s not just the movement that’s exciting, though. Using the smaller pause icons will freeze the face in an expression perfect for photos. You can see every one of the static facial expressions in the slideshow below.

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Lia: The Vista Bento Head Is Here!

Vista Animations has released their bento head Lia! Vista Facebook fans have been excited for this for the past week, though many people on grid are just now hearing about Lia. Can’t make it to the store to pick up your demo? Not a problem! Learn everything you need to know right here then snag that demo (and maybe the full version) once the crowds die down.

First Impressions

Right upon opening the box I was excited to see how many shapes Lia comes with. You don’t have to be an experienced shape maker to have a nice variety of looks. I also loved that Vista included a notecard explaining that this is their first head and feedback is welcome.

Originally I planned on making one post about Lia, however she’s so in depth that I had to split it into two. Today I’ll cover the main appearance of Lia and my next post will dig more into her animations and poses.

What Lia Comes With

While many of these are pretty self explanatory sometimes a cheat sheet can be helpful. Here is everything that comes with your Lia purchase and what it does. Note: the head itself can be copied, but not modified or transferred. All modification options happen with the included HUD. The shapes allow for copying and modifying so you can alter them with appearance sliders.

  • YS&YS eyebrows shape for VISTA
    • The brows to go with the YS&YS shape.
  • [Avenge] eyebrows shape for Vista mesh head
    • The brows to go with the Avenge shape.
  • [Avenge] shape for Vista mesh head
    • The shape designed by Avenge.
  • READ ME – BETA HEAD
    • An informative notecard from Vista.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA – SLIM SHAPE by VISTA
    • One of three shapes designed by VISTA for Lia.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD ALPHA
    • This alpha hides the system head so it doesn’t poke through your mesh head.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA by 7 Deadly s[K]ins
    • The shape designed 7 Deadly s{K}ins.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA by VISTA
    • One of three shapes designed by VISTA for Lia.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA by VISTA 2
    • One of three shapes designed by VISTA for Lia.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA by YS&YS
    • The shape designed by YS&YS.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA EYES RIGGED V.1b
    • The rigged version of the Lia eyes.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA EYES UNRIGGED LEFT V.1b
    • One half of the unrigged version of the Lia eyes.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA EYES UNRIGGED RIGHT V.1b
    • One half of the unrigged version of the Lia eyes.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA HUD V.1b
    • The HUD where you’ll play with all the fun settings.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA PERSONALIZE HUD V.1 
    • The HUD where you can upload your own layers.
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA TEETH V.1b
    • Here are your teeth!
  • VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA V.1
    • And finally the head itself.
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    KingbalStores’ Shocking Mini

    KingbalStores has brought a cute mini dress to Fashion Dazzle.

    Celia Dress – Shock

    This outfit is one of my favorites from KS. I really like the peekaboo cutouts. I’m such a sucker for showing skin under clothing. The cutouts and the sleeves are covered in the same transparent material. If you look closely you’ll also see the tops of the sleeves have some cool lacing as well.

    The dress style itself is called Celia. Shock is the HUD which gives the black/white and black/grey patterns. You can see the other pattern in the Pics & Credits section below. This outfit is materials enabled so you can play with that if you like a little extra gloss to your look.

    The dress itself fit my Maitreya body perfectly right out of the box. The HUD is also clear and easy to use. I do want to note that the designer is very kinda and super helpful if you do happen to run into any issues. That gives products an extra bonus in my book!

    Celia in Shock fits Slink, Maitreya, TMP, Belleza, eBODY, Tonic, and Classic bodies. It’s available for L$199 exclusively at the KingbalStores booth at Fashion Dazzle this month. The booth has other outfits starting at L$150 so make sure to check them out, too.

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    Free Dove Friday: November 10, 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 necklace and bracelet from Masoom.

    Fast Facts On The Brand

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

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    7 Deadly s{K}ins: November Goodies

    It’s already November! 7 Deadly s{K}ins has new group gifts out, another Mystery Box, and new events coming up!

    Group Gifts

    This month brings back the familiar two gift style we’ve seen in the past. The women’s products are Chantal and the men’s are Chris. Both are available in omega appliers and various tones. Chris is designed for Altamura’s bento head. I’m not sure specifically which bento head Chantal was designed for, though it appears some secrets and a story will be revealed soon according to the notecard that comes with the gift. Perhaps that is one of them?

    Please note that these gifts are not yet available, but they will be this month!


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    Free Dove Friday: November 3, 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 an outfit from Artizana.

    Fast Facts On The Brand

    1. Artizana
      • Offers fashionable attire for professional and cultural styles.
      • Has a selection for both men and women.
      • Their Marketplace location has over 1,000 products!

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    Inspired By: Hel

    To celebrate my favorite holiday, Halloween, I decided to create an avatar loosely based on the Norse goddess Hel. Those of you familiar with Hel know she’s described as being “part black and part white.” The video game Smite takes this literally by splitting Hel into two personalities and entities. I’ve based this look on that split image.

    Split Hair

    The hair is TRUTH‘s Ophelia. The hair itself is split colored, these images aren’t edited for that effect. You can choose any color in the HUD for either side. I highly recommend snagging the fatpack for this hair if you don’t usually. It gives you so many more options since you can wear two colors! The styling HUD also allows for the hair to sit differently as well. Ophelia is available at Salem until October 31.

    Dual Skins

    Two skins are featured here, both by 7 Deadly s{K}ins. The darker skin is Pepper in Mud and the lighter is Key in Dew. Both are designed for LAQ bento heads and come in Omega appliers. Pepper is currently available as part of the Trick or Treat hunt as well as for direct purchase at the 7DS store. Key was available as part of The Black Fair this month.

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