I always like to make it clear upfront that this first item is NOT the freebie and now let the rambling start….
SL is like RL, in that in RL I am a bargain hunter, the reduced food section in the supermarket, charity shops, Poundland and I eBay like a B*tch. My scrimping knows no bounds and I’ve even been checking our Aliexpress for fun and cheap stuff…yes that is an actual web site.
But I save to spend and that applies to my SL life. So when I saw there is a sale on at the Maison de Montgelas (MdM) shop I think, my cold cheap heart skipped a beat.
OK at just under 350Lds for this dress, not exactly cheap but when you see the fit, quality, design, texture and on and on it’s worth it. I spent forever trying the demos on but in the end only bought this one as it looks like there is going to be not just a new shop but new stock and I can’t wait to see any new items.
This dress is actually one of the more understated dresses You get two versions of it, this one where the jacket and overskirt at the back are a light green. There is a lovely sash belt as well with a big bow. The second version has the jacket and overskirt all the same cream shade but the sash belt remains coloured. You only get a Maitreya fits but as you can see I had no issues. Again there are demos for you to try on and many other designs.
But even if you’re on a zero budget I will reblog this excellent free group gift for you in case you’ve not seen it before..
I’m just showing you the back as you can guess how good the front looks and this way you can see an example of the detailing.
The hats were another couple of things I treated myself to as they were just 120Lds. Unlike the dresses, you don’t get demos for the hats but they are editable to a certain degree. I am lucky in that I have the perfect hat/hair which is designed just for this style. I will do a post about that next because although that is not a freebie I think some things are just worth paying for and if you want to swan around SL like a lady then you simply have to invest.
PS. Forgot to mention that there is also a big selection of period costumes for men, they haven’t compromised on the cut, design, texturing etc for those either.
MdM (Maison de Montgelas)