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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Celebrate The Holidays With Signature Dove!

Special Designer: Po^Z

Po^Z created two couples poses for Fashion Dazzle this month. Both come with wreaths, too! To use just drag the object onto the ground and sit on the color coded poseballs. The poses are also included individually as Animations.

If you’re not familiar with poses, know that they are similar to jewelry in that they don’t always fit perfectly right out of the box. Since every avatar’s body parts and shape is different every pose will fit differently on different people. If the pose isn’t perfect just make minor adjustments to your shape until it looks right for you. Generally tweaking hands, wrists, and arm length are what’s needed for poses such as these.

In this post I used my regular shapes without tweaking so you can see what you’re working with right out of the box. I’ve included the full version of this pose as well as the second pose in the Pics & Credits section so you can see the whole thing.

Both poses are available at the Po^Z booth for L$150 each.

Suna Design

The Lexi set is a sexy addition to your photo as well. Granted you’d be a little chilly outside, but just going for a quick photo won’t hurt, right?

The set comes with a dress and matching heels. The dress is low cut in the front and back so it’s wonderful for showing off tattoos. There are also two strips toward the bottom of the dress that are peekaboo cut, so make sure to toss some panties on if you’re keeping it family friendly.

There are more photos in the Pics & Credits section to show off the back of the dress (including the see through parts!) and the heels.

The set (along with many others) is available at the Suna Design booth for L$129. It fits Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and eBody.

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.
  • Read moreLia: The Vista Bento Head Is Here!

    Free Dove Friday: November 24, 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 Tiffany Designs.

    Fast Facts On The Brand

    1. Tiffany Designs
      1. Elegant clothing, lingerie, jewelry, and shoes
      2. Has products for both genders
      3. Marketplace has over 200 items.

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    Starting Point: Mesh Body Addicts

    Featured image is the MADDICT store front on the Mesh Body Addicts sim.

    Today is just a quick little post since I have so much going on this week. Often times people ask where a good starting point is in regards to transferring to a mesh avatar. My answer is always the same: Mesh Body Addicts! MBA started as a blog but also has an in world presence with their sim and events.

    Blog

    Mesh Body Addicts is one of the most popular Second Life blogs on the web, and for good reason! Daria is a pro at dissecting mesh products, delivering information about them in an simple manner, and organizing her content so it can be browsed easily. Sound too good to be true? Take a look for yourself! Here are some of the sections I recommend the most:

    Sim

    The blog is so popular it’s no surprise that it spawned an in world location. It’s a great place to visit whether you’re starting out or already all meshed up. Once you port in you’ll find demo bodies in a line directly to your left. It’s a convenient way to try multiple products out without having to visit a bunch different sims.

    If you head straight forward after your teleport you’ll run into the MADDICT store. Here you’ll find various mesh clothing and accessories as well as information on the Mesh Body Addicts group. If you wander around the area you’ll find it’s also home to many storefronts including AviCandy, Lakshmi, Pink Pearl, and many more.

    The sim also hosts the MBA events!

    Events

    Mesh Body Addicts has two events: 4Mesh and the annual Mesh Body Addicts Fair. 4Mesh runs every other month and showcases themes in four rooms: Roleplay/Fantasy, General Fitmesh Fashion, Bento & Skin/Body. The Fair is a yearly event focusing on “mesh bodies, mesh heads, bento mesh items and associated fashion and accessories.” 4Mesh is running now so make sure to check it out!

    Sneak Peek: Lia The Vista Bento Head

    Featured image above showing off the Vista bento head Lia was made by Vista Animations.


    Lia is here! Feel free to keep reading about the preview, but if you want to see more about the head check out Lia: The Vista Bento Head and Vista Lia’s Animations!


    Yes, you read that right! Vista Animations is currently beta testing a bento head. Vista is arguably the largest, most popular Animation Overrider (AO) company in Second Life. Their bento hands enjoyed popularity when they were the first to be released on the grid. With plenty of bento heads on the market will Vista’s be as much of a hit? Read on to learn all we know and see the  head in action then let me know what you think!

    7 Deadly s{K}ins created the Saga skin for the vista bento head
    Promo Image by 7 Deadly s{K}ins

    What We Know

    Vista’s Facebook page opened the beta testing for the new head (named Lia) up to 30 lucky users on November 17, 2017. The first public version of Lia will be available Friday. The full price will be L$2500, however invited beta testers get it for half off. Check the facebook comments from Vista for confirmation of the release date and price!

    7 Deadly s{K}ins is also a part of this release! Their skin Saga (shown here) is included in the Vista HUD. 7DS’s November group gift Chantal (skin & shape) came with the following information via notecard:

    “This month’s group gifts come with a little story, A story to soon to tell.”

    In addition the shape is called “7 Deadly s[K]ins – VISTA shape Chantal Group” leading me to believe that 7DS VIP members have a free skin/shape for Vista’s new head already! Not a group member? The group is currently L$225 to join and includes skins every month. Next month the group price is increasing as there is an advent event planned with tons of free skins for group members. If you want to join the time is now.

    Additional HUD skins come from YS&YS and Avenge. So what does the HUD look like? Check out the post below from Vista!

    Read moreSneak Peek: Lia The Vista Bento Head

    Free Dove Friday: November 17, 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 Serendipity.

    Fast Facts On The Brand

    1. Serendipity
      • Clothing and accessories
      • Has items for both genders
      • Marketplace has few items, but they’re cute!

    Read moreFree Dove Friday: November 17, 2017

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