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Guest Blog by Serena Snowfield – Island Invasion

A guest blog by Serena Snowfield, originally blogged [HERE]
Invasion! (blogging soon)

Serena has been busy with RL travel and business, so Duncan and I thought we’d come over and check on the house for her. When we arrived, we were shocked to find the beach had been invaded… by hedgehogs! I have no idea how they got on the island, but they’ve sure made themselves at home.

A few notes about what I’m wearing: my shorts and towel are a recent subscriber gift from FATEwear. There is also a maple leaf version in the box for you Canadians. My hair is the newest group gift from Uw.st. If blue is more your style, you can pick up a a blue version at the current round of Creation.jp, which ends on July 15 (join the free group first). My skin is Davos by 7 Deadly s{K}ins, which you can pick up on sale at Bro Couture. Slink appliers are included in the box.

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Gavin is wearing…

Skin – 7 Deadly s{K}ins Davos (450L @ Bro Couture)

Eyes – Mayfly Deep Sky Eyes Midnight Glacier (group gift / free to join)

Hair – Uw.st 2014 June Group Gift Larry (group gift / free to join)

Shorts & Towel – FATEwear Gibs America (subscriber gift / 0L)

Glasses – [Steinwerk] Alphabeat Glasses

Hands & Feet by Slink

Pose by Exposeur

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The Scene…

Hedgehogs -!Ohmai Summer Hedgehog Buddies (150L @ Summerfest ’14)

Sign – .floorplan. Bloomers Sign (50L @ Summerfest ’14)

Seagull – e-brink Design Products and Builds

Dog – Virtual Kennel Club Black Great Dane

Grasses by KIDD Creation

Beach & Forest Trees by Studio Skye

Other Trees by Botanical


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Guest Blog by Khronos Ryu – For The Men

Guest blog by Khronos Ryu, originally blogged [HERE]

Hello,
Today’s blog all clothes items are group gifts and great quality. Kal Rau promo shorts also come with a great shirt(not shown), that also has a hud to tint it different colors.

 

- Hoodie
[AB] Summer Hoodie (FREE) GG
– Shorts
<.kal rau.> Promo Short (FREE) GG
.:Black Design:. – Necklace & Bracelets (FREE) GG
– Hair
[INK] Hair___OGLE ::Coal
– Feet
ISPACHI [Natural Men's Feet] Rigged


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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – The Riches of the Silk Road

Another fabulous guest blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone, originally blogged [HERE]
Greetings from the Orient, all you deal-seekers.  The Silk Road Hunt (hunt website here) organized by Historical Hunts is running until June 30, and has some fabulous gifts that are completely free.  There are 102 stops on this hunt, each one having a male and female or a unisex free gift. The theme this year is “Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves”, so you will find the gifts focusing on the Middle East and Arabia. No blog post can do justice to the many beautiful things you can find traveling the Silk Road this year, but let me give you a taste of what you will find.

This hunt is features many buildings, furniture and other decor items, but there are also a few clothing items.  First off let me show you a combination of two clothing gifts.  The Ali Baba headdress, vest, sword, and leather wrist cuffs in this picture come from Goddess Fantasies (#05 SRH5), while the pants and belt are the gift at Rag Dollz (#032 SRH5).  There are some pretty nice women’s clothing gifts at both of these stores too.

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Shown above:

Headress, vest, sword, wrist cuffs:  Goddess Fantasies – Ali Baba (#05 Silk Road Hunt 5 gift/free)

Pants, belt:  Rag Dollz – Thieves Quest (#032 SSRH5 gift/free)


Now let me pan back my camera a bit and show you the gorgeous building I’m standing in front of.  It’s the Ali Baba Tower, the Silk Road Hunt gift from Salome Designs (#09 SRH5).  It’s a gorgeous two story hexagonal Arabian-style building with a hanging fire pot and a balcony walkway around the second story inside.  And remember – it’s absolutely free!

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You can furnish your building with the room divider with plants, a chair and table from Hearth & Home (#012 SRH5) shown on the left below, or with the burl tables, dressing screen and plant stand, all gifts from An Lema (#018 SRH5) shown on the right.

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Shown above:

Ali Baba Tower: Salome Designs (#09 SRH5 gift/free)

Room Divider with plants, chair, table: Hearth & Home  (#012 SRH5 gift/free)

Secret of the Thieves Burl tables, Thieves Dressing Screen, Riches of Persia Plant Stand: An Lema (#018 SRH5 gift/free)


Another of the buildings available as gifts on the Silk Road Hunt is the  Arabian Temple found at Dragon Magick Wares (#020 SRH5).  It has lovely carved wood windows and the interior textures are amazing.

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You can see more of the interior of this building here because I’ve furnished it with the Scroll Floor Lamp, the gift from Kismet (#035 SRH5) and the Thieves Rest Bench, floor pillows, lamp, plant from Dreamscape Wedding Designs (#051 SRH5) in the top picture, and Salman’s Rug 4two from Sweet Sorrows (#041 SRH5).  This is mighty sweet decor whether your furnishing a Middle Eastern building or just a beachside house.

Shown above:

Arabian Temple: Dragon Magick Wares (#020 SRH5 gift/free)

Scroll Floor Lamp (3 sizes including table):  Kismet (#035 SRH5 gift/free)

Thieves Rest Bench, floor pillows, lamp, plant:  Dreamscape Wedding Designs (#051 SRH5 gift/free)

Salman’s Rug 4two (M/F/Cuddles):  Sweet Sorrows (#041 SRH5 gift/free)


 

There are quite a few fun gifts on this hunt as well.  Two of my favorites are the Relaxing Magic Carpet made by Potpourri Designs (#039 SRH5) and the Hide n’ Peek Jars, the hunt gift at Sheds n Shacks (#079 SRH5).  It may not be clear from the picture below, but the Relaxing Magic Carpet hovers up and down (but doesn’t actually fly and can’t be steered).  The Hide n’ Peek Jars allow three people to hide in or between the various jars in the set.  Very handy if you are one of the 40 thieves.

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Shown above:

Relaxing Magic Carpet (it hovers):  Potpourri Designs (#039 SRH5 gift/free)

Hide n’ Peek Jars (seats 3):  Sheds n Shacks (#079 SRH5 gift/free)


If all you want for your desert oasis is some water and an elegant spot to rest, you can’t beat the tile oasis with water pool from Pierre Ceriano (#022 SRH5).  After refreshing yourself at the pool, you can rest on the cushions that surround this lovely low table from Park Place Home Decor (#027 SRH5).  The cushions and table come with the plate and table lamp shown in the picture.

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Shown above:

Tile Oasis:  Pierre Ceriano (#022 SRH5 gift/free)

Low table with cushions, plate, lamp:  Park Place Home Decor (#027 SRH5 gift/free)


And for the more nomadically-minded you can find the blue and gold satin tent on the left in the picture below at Botanica (#093 SRH5), and the elaborate furnished tent with pillows on the right at ~XM~ Designs (#30 SRH5). Both come with elegant working lanterns.

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Shown above:

On the left: Blue gypsy tent – Botanica (#093 SRH5 gift/free)

On the left: Arabian tent - ~XM~ Designs (#30 SRH5 gift/free)


Finally, so that you don’t think there are just two men’s clothing gifts on the Silk Road Hunt, I must show you several of the many, many gifts available at stop #085, the Mountain Rose Shops.  This single stop on the main hunt offers a “mini hunt” among the several stores at that location, and you can pick up a total of nineteen prizes there.  Some are furnishings and buildings, and others are clothing.  Each of the clothing gifts includes men’s, boy’s, ladies, girls, and child versions.  As you’ll see from my pictures, the Mountain Rose Shops did not just limit themselves to an Arabian theme, but rather created clothing gifts from across the entire Silk Road route.  In several of these pictures I am wearing the red Ali shoes, the men’s hunt gift from Lindy Modern Shoes (#082).  But here are the clothing gifts from the Mountain Rose Shops:

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Shown above (all prizes from the mini-hunt at the Mountain Rose Shops):

#1  Arab Prince:  Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

#2  Beggar:  Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

#3:  Indian Prince – Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

#4:  Mongolian Prince (with boots) – Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

#5:  Venetian Nobleman – Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

Shoes: Ali Red – Lindy Modern Shoes (#082 SRH5 gift/free)


Geoffrey is also wearing:

Skin:  Belleza – Shawn Deep Tan (group gift/$350L to join)

Eyes:  [dirty.little.secret] Black eyes (former group gift)


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Fab Free Designer of the Day – 06/12/2014 – Aniri’s Boutique

(AB) 5 years hunt prizes all

Aniri’s Boutique is celebrating their 5th birthday with a hunt that includes 31 total prizes ranging in price from $0L – $10L, there are even a few prizes for the guys!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cartier/167/209/886

**Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers. Photos are work of the designers.”

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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – OUT OF AFRICA

A Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – OUT OF AFRICA…

A friend of mine teleported me over to Artizana Ethnic Couture’s mainstore recently because a couple of of the group Lucky Boards had some interesting men’s prizes on them.  Within a short amount of time (the boards change letters every 5 minutes) I got myself a couple of great outfits.  Artizana specializes in brightly colored African- and Carribean-style clothing for women, but has a small line of men’s clothing as well.  There are eight lucky boards (six of which currently have women’s clothing) and two MM boards, but you have to join the group to win from any of the boards.

Artizana Lucky Boards

One of the men’s Lucky Board prizes at Artizana is the mesh Nidolo XIII vested outfit in brown and tan which is a bit of a departure from Artizana’s usual ethnic specialty.  Nidolo can also be purchased like the single-colored one in this picture in any of several color schemes, and consists of a shirt, vest, and pants as three separate pieces so that you can mix and match the pieces with other things in your wardrobe.  You can also purchase either the “classic” or the “exotic” versions of the Nidolo Collection which gets you a mix and match texture change HUD giving you 16 options for the vest and pants and 20 options for the shirt and tie.  I took this picture outside the Artizana mainstore to show you the lovely garden there full of exotic flowers in case you’re looking for a good place to take some pictures for this month’s FabFree “May Flowers” photo challenge.

The picture on the right is the other Artizana men’s Lucky Board prize, the mesh Lakana II Bogolan Dashiki with matching pants and kufi cap.  Dashikis are amazingly comfortable and cool to wear during hot weather so I went over to the visually stunning KwaZulu Natal African region to take this picture.  While I was walking around looking for a place to take the picture I happened upon this little herd of elephants splashing in a pool of water.  If it looks like I’m glancing nervously to the side in this picture it’s because this cute little elephant’s mother was just off camera to the side trying to swat me away with her trunk.
Geoffrey is wearing:

Left:
Outfit – Nidolo XIII (mesh) – Artizana Ethnic Couture – (group lucky board/$100L group join fee)

Shoes – Duh! Men’s Dress Shoes (brown) – $25L

Hair – A&A Hair  – Morrissey (free voting present/0L)

Skin – Elijah Tone 5//Beardy – Aeva/Heartsick  – (free group gift/$0L to join)

Eyes –  Amacci – Branch Brown Image Eyes
Right:
Outfit – Lakana II (mesh) – Artizana Ethnic Couture  – (group lucky board/$100L group join fee)

Skin – Liam Tone 8 – Aeva/Heartsick

Eyes – Black eyes – [dirty.little.secret]


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Designer of the day 5/5/2014 – Banger island creations

Fabfree designer of the day 5/5/14 - BIC - May GG (male)

 

Banger island creations May group gift – Chained Henley (male!) (Free group gift/$L0/free to join)

SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Love%20Beach/35/75/23

“**Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers. Photos are work of the designers.”


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Fabfree designer of the day – 4/28/2014 – Bella Vida Chic

Fabfree designer of the day - 4/28/2014 - Bella Vida Chic

 

Bella Vida Chic – Cargos multi – $L10/promo

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Business%20District%20Lima/208/57/23

Fabfree designer of the day - 4/28/2014 - Bella Vida Chic

 

Bella Vida Chic – High waisted outfit – $L10/promo

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Business%20District%20Lima/208/57/23

**Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers. Photos are work of the designers.


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FabFree Designer of The Day – 3/28/14 – PeKaS Gorean & Urban Design

FabFree Designer of The Day – 3/28/14 – PeKaS Gorean & Urban Design

PeKaS Gorean & Urban Design Bardo Red (group gift / free to join)
– http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CreditCards/51/201/3002

**Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL in-world designers. Photos are the work of the designers.


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Pure-ly for Men at The Wash Cart Sale

Blogging soon!

Serena has been sick as a dog for the past week, so she asked me to stop by and show you this awesome, mesh suit by .:pure:., which you can pick up at The Wash Cart Sale for just 10L! The sale ends tomorrow, so don’t delay!

My hair is a free subscriber gift from ARGRACE. It comes in a huge fatpack of colors, and there’s also a similar style for women in the box. Finally, my wing tip shoes from GABRIEL have been shown several times here, but they’re a great staple for any SL man’s wardrobe. :-)

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Gavin is wearing…

Skin & Shape – Bite & Claw Finn Tone 2 (new release)

Eyes – IKON Spectral Eyes Ice

Hair – *ARGRACE* Minato (0L / subscriber gift)

Suit – .:pure:. NIK Men’s Suit Fawn (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

Shoes – ::GABRIEL:: Wing Tips Low Cut (group gift / free to join)

Coffee Cup & Pose by Focus Poses

Location – The Pixel Bean Coffeehouse

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FabFree Designer of The Day – 2/28/14 – Ashbury

FabFree Designer of The Day – 2/28/14 – Ashbury

Ashbury Jaxx Polo Shirt (group gift / free to join)
– http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Portland%20Maine/136/178/13

**Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL in-world designers. Photos are the work of the designers.

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