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Fab Advice – Edition #8

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QUESTION #1:  Fitted mesh http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Featured-News/Fitted-Mesh-Is-Here/ba-p/2461687

1.  can you give us an update as to the release date?
2.  how will fitted mesh new products affect fabfree and its promo efforts?

Love Says:  Fitted Mesh has apparently already been released within SL.  I have not yet personally had any experience with it, but I am looking forward to giving it a whirl!  How fitted mesh will effect FabFree will depend on the designers that offer gifts or under 75L items, so I can’t say yet for sure how it will impact Fabfree.  For those of you wondering right now what “Fitted Mesh” is…  Linden Labs has made this video:

Serena Says:  1.  Linden Labs announce on February 10, 2014 that fitted mesh is already available in the main Second Life viewer. You can see a video about this here: http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Featured-News/Fitted-Mesh-Is-Here/ba-p/2461687. Firestorm and other third-party viewers will probably be adding Fitted Mesh shortly, but I have not seen any release dates.
2. I really don’t think fitted mesh is going to affect how we blog here at FabFree. If a designer offers a free/cheap item that happens to be fitted mesh, one of us will probably show it!

Pru Says: I think fitted mesh will be a positive experience for everyone, and for FabFree! Just as when Sculpts and then Mesh first became available, designers were just as excited and eager to show off their new work. So if things go as they have in the past, I would think there would be a lot of fantastic new gifts and promotions to look forward to.

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QUESTION #2:  As a resident who loves formal dancing in-world, where is the best place to look for free, or inexpensive formalwear and accessories?

Love Says:  There are a ton of different places to find free or inexpensive formalwear in SL, and I see below that Serena and Pru have listed off several stores that have free or inexpensive formalwear.  I have another store yet to add, and that is Paris Metro.  Paris Metro is constantly giving out free gowns either as gifts for events, or hunt items.  As for free or inexpensive accessories…  I would try Virtual Impressions and Lazuri for jewelry as well as The Marketplace.

Serena Says:  Glitterati by Sapphire offers a new dress each month for group members (50L to join). The dress is not always formal, but you can pick up lots of older group gifts that are formal. Sascha’s Designs also offers a monthly group gift, which is almost always a formal gown (100L to join). PurpleMoon Creations also frequently offers group gifts of formal gowns, so I would check that group out, as well (50L to join). Also, I believe I heard a while back that Frank’s Place Jazz Club gave out free gowns, but I’m not sure if that’s still the case.

Pru Says:   I’ll admit I really didn’t have an answer for this question at first, but I wanted to find an answer. I did some hunting and came across a shop called QQ Fashion that sells formal gowns and shoes. I noticed that shop did have at least 2 lucky chairs and a Midnight Mania board! Secondly, I also found a shop called Augusta Creation that has several group gifts that include formal gowns. The group is free to join. Below are the surls to both shops. I hope that helps!

QQ Fashion http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlinks/96/57/23

Augusta Creation http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bao/77/32/25

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Author: Love Trill

Hey, :) I'm Love and have been a resident in SecondLife for over four years now. I love to shop and explore in SL - and share my adventures with you! I am currently blogging for and organizing Fabulously Free in SL. You can find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001845824609

3 thoughts on “Fab Advice – Edition #8

  1. #1 Template makers are already updating their products. and if you search for “fitmesh” in the maketplace, you can find something already. Fitted Mesh, besides the LL Viewer, is already available in many TPVs: Singularity, Ukando, Kokua, Cool VL Viewer, … Firestorm is late (nothing new: they are slow at updating and they still don’t even have a “stable” release featuring materials, only a beta), but the next release should come in the begin of March. Anyway Firestorm is more complex, plus the team does a lot of effort in making things to work, eg. the Merchant outbox still doesn’t work in the Linux version of the LL Viewer… after 2 years! But Firestorm works. The problem is that Firestorm tends to slow down the market: since Firestorm is so widely used, it is difficult to sell Fitmesh until Firestorm becomes compatible.

  2. Fitted Mesh! WHOO! Finally!

  3. Don’t forget to check out Dressed By Lexi! Monthly group gifts, most of the time formal wear. Hunts, a discount basement and a handful of past gifts as well in the DB.

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