Free Dove Friday: February 25, 2017

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

This week showcases an entire outfit by Emerald Couture for Men.

Fast Facts On The Brand

  1. Emerald Couture for Men
    • Focused on Men’s products
      • Is part of the larger Emerald Couture which has a large selection for women as well.
    • Offers formal and casual styles
    • Find more at the Marketplace Store.

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Fantasy Avatar: The Elven Maiden

Not all Second Life avatars have to be human. A few days ago you saw The Demoness. Today I’ll be showing you a gorgeous elven maiden featuring ears from Swallow and a beautiful dress from Arwen’s Creations.

Get The Elven Maiden Look

For this character I only needed to purchase the elf ears and dress. Of course not all elves need to be clothed in flowing dresses, but I wanted mine to have a style that I didn’t currently have in my inventory. If you’d like to copy the avatar completely you can find full credits at the bottom of the post. Feel free to click any image for a larger version to check out the detail.

 

An elven maiden shows off her looks from TRUTH, Swallow, and Arwen's Creations.
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Elven Ears – Swallow

Swallow sells not only various ears (for elves and humans) but also a variety of accessories, jewelry, and skins. Their store offers gacha machines and even a L$99 room. For accessories that make you stand out Swallow is a store you don’t want to miss.

These ears are a real treat. They come with an in depth HUD to ensure your ears are unlike any others. There are 27 preset skin tones, but if you can’t find your match there you can use the color picker or even an RGB input for the proper color match. You can also choose between 25 “shades” (ear tip colors/glow) and 31 tattoo options including two in the style of Lord of the Rings.  Sizing the ears for a perfect fit is easily handled via the HUD. Depending on your skin, the ears may have a noticeable seam where your head stops and the ears stop. If you find this to be the case you can easily cover the seam with hair or accessories.

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Fantasy Avatar: The Demoness

Not all Second Life avatars have to be human. In fact, non human avatars are a common sight in Second Life. Today I’ll be showing you a beautiful demoness. The best part about making many fantasy humanoids is that they can build off the human base you may already be using!
Shoutout to hhhnnnnnggggggg for inspiring this post! The redditor commented on a post about Second Life Avatar Questions and mentioned he or she had purchased a set of bento demon wings. That in addition to a short conversation about fantasy avatars gave me the little push to start showing off some non human characters.

Get the Demoness Look

Since most players likely have the basics they enjoy using (such as a body, feet, hands, head) I haven’t included those in this section. I used mostly products that I already had, however a few new purchases were made. If you’d like to copy the style completely you can find full credits at the bottom of the post. Feel free to click any image for a larger version to check out the detail.

Wings and Tail- EVolved creatures

A second life demoness shows off her wings and tail by evolved creations

EVolved creatures creates bento fantasy enhancements for avatars. At the time of this posting the current selection is small, but each item is versatile, great quality, and beautiful. They currently offer the following products:

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Free Dove Friday: February 17, 2017

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

This week showcases products by alaskametro and 1 Hundred.

Fast Facts On The Brands

  1. alaskametro
    • Clothes, shoes, makeup, nail polish, skins, you name it, alaskametro has it.
    • Focused on products for women.
    • Larger selection at the Marketplace Store.
  2. 1 Hundred.
    • Offers a diverse collection of clothing for women.
    • Has a group gift section.
    • More to find at the Marketplace Store.

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Fashion Dazzle: 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Davina

One of the most well known skin creators in Second Life, Izara Zuta, has brought her exclusive Davina skin to Fashion Dazzle! Read on for a sneak peek and more information about  7 Deadly s{K}ins – Davina.

 

 

 


Fast Facts: 7 Deadly s{K}ins

  1. Offers a wide variety of realistic skins for both men and women.
    • Skins are available as appliers or as skins for system bodies
  2. Has an in world location as well as a presence on the Marketplace.
    • In world location offers gacha
    • Marketplace has over 500 products
  3. VIP group is available. Perks include:
    • Free gifts every month
    • Midnight Mania and Mini Mania Boards
    • Discounts on select products for group members

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Free Dove Friday: February 10, 2017

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

This week showcases products by Duh!, Apple May Designs, and KingbalStores.

Fast Facts On The Brands

  1. Duh!
    • Shoes and accessories
    • Main store has mostly women’s items,
    • Marketplace store  has more men’s items.
  2. Apple May Designs
    • Skins, shapes, clothing, shoes, and accessories
    • Main store focuses on women
    • Marketplace store has more options for men
  3. KingbalStores
    • Shoes and clothing
    • Sells products for men and women
    • Marketplace store has huge selection

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Spotlight on Graffitiwear

If you’re anything like me you love finding diverse, high quality, and unique outfits for your avatar. After all, how you dress is a huge part of how others in Second Life see you. Thankfully Graffitiwear has a wonderful selection of products to make you stand out.

 


Shopping Graffitiwear

Founded in 2009 by Chalice Piers, Graffitiwear has been offering high quality clothes in world and on the Marketplace for longer than some players have even been around. Visiting the in world store has the added benefits of Lucky Letter Boards, Midnight Mania, Discount Roulette, and Gifts for group members as well as a Lucky Dip available to anyone. Whether you need cute casual wear, sexy lingerie, a dress for the night out, or makeup and accessories to finish your look, you’ll find it here.


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Double Sweater Set

This double sweater set may very well be my favorite top right now.  It comes in three themes: Dark Love, Playful Love, and Rose Love. The fatpack includes all the themes for a total of 12 tank tops and 9 sweaters to go over them. This makes 108 different tank and sweater combinations! If it’s too warm for the sweater you can totally rock the tank top itself. The value doesn’t stop at variety, check out the quality in the image to the left. I encourage you to view the full image so you can see just how much love and hard work went into the texture of these pieces.

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“Ooh la la Paris Love!” at Fashion Dazzle

Every month Fashion Dazzle runs a themed sales event. For February 2017 we get to shop with a flair for Paris! This month’s products range in price from 90L$ to 1500L$, though you can find two tops for 10L$ each! Read on for sneak peeks and a full list of participants.

 

Sneak Peeks

You’re here for the sneakin’, aren’t you? Well I won’t make you wait! As always, the images can be clicked for full view so you can check out the details on these beautiful outfits. Items available at the event are listed in bold.

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The Free Dove’s February 2017 Mini Hunts!

Looking for a free makeover? Look no further! The Free Dove is hosting three mini hunts featuring the works of Cero Style, alaskametro, and Marquesse. Read on for more details!

February Hunts at The Free Dove

Each designer has a small section showing you the item you’re looking for in the store. Each section also shows at least one item you can get from the designer.  The object you’re hunting for can be found to the left of the brand’s name. The designers’ products used in the photos will be listed under the images in each section. As always, full photo credits can be found at the bottom of the post and each image can be clicked for full view.

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The Basics Of Second Life Hunts

Hunting in Second Life may conjure up the image of virtual big game shooting experiences. While that probably exists on grid, it’s not what we’re talking about today; we’re focusing on shopping events! Second Life hunts are a fun way to collect items for both your avatar and your home. Here are the very basics of hunting events in Second Life.

What Exactly Is A Second Life Hunt?

Imagine if a scavenger hunt, hide and seek, and some Second Life goodies were all shaken up together. The result? A Second Life hunt! You’re given a place to start looking and then you scour the area for the product. Usually the product is boxed in a themed shape such as a little coin, apple, or animal. Once you find the product you activate it (usually by touching or paying) to receive the gift and a hint about the next item to find. Most hunts only run for a set amount of time, so make sure to check the dates before you start!

Hunts can be free or they may have a charge. They may hide all the items in one sim or in locations all over the grid. Each and every hunt is different and appeals to different people. One person may enjoy a smaller hunt with items that aren’t too hard to find while another may prefer spending hours looking for many tricky items.

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