For my very first ever post for The Torch as a fashion writer I thought I would try to pull together a great contemporary look for free, that is, gratis, nada, zip, zero, zilch! However in doing this I wanted to ensure that I avoided completely the normal freebie stores you may have already trawled and introduce you to some of SL’s better designers but still deliver something you can enjoy for free.
Having set myself this challenge I proceeded out boldly where no man has gone before, well they have really, but you catch my drift!
Just a quick note – I haven’t included shape, skin or hair in this challenge, the girls are often lucky enough to find these easily as group gifts, it’s a little tougher for us boys but there’s always hope so watch this space.
This was the result:
Steam is wearing:
Sunglasses – gift from elysion optic
Black bead necklace – group gift from Gabriel
Blue shirt – group gift from Happyend
Jeans – group gift from Someplace Else
Tattoo – Zombie Popcorn hunt gift from Para Designs (hunt runs from June1 – June15 only)
Shoes – Free on the Marketplace from Blackburns
Poses – Photos taken for free at the Free Photography Studio and Mall and edited in GIMP
So you might be asking yourself, how do I get a group gift? Usually it’s as simple as joining the store update group instore by clicking the group joiner panel. This is normally located near the entrance to the store or perhaps offered to you automatically when you land. After joining you simply click the group gift panel and voila the gift is delivered – sometimes although not often you may need to open up the group information box and click on the notices tab and download the gift attachment.
Please do note the items featured were available at the time of writing at no cost, but no warranty is given that they will continue to be so – that is totally at the discretion of the Store Owner/Designer.
I hope you enjoy putting this outfit together or perhaps mixing and matching to suit your own style. Either way have fun exploring and expressing yourself through fashion in SL.
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