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So Many Hearts!

Blogging soon!

Just a quick, 11th hour Valentine’s Day HELLO to you fabulous readers! I’m falling asleep at the keyboard, so I want to finish up before my head hits the keys, and you see a bunch of gibberish, LOL! Lots of great stuff here: my outfit is a special Valentine’s Day group gift from Paisley Daisy, but you only have until Saturday to pick it up. The bench, “Scrabble” game, and LOVE picture are all Marketplace cheapies from :: Follow US ::. My nerdy card is a gacha from Wimey, and my boxer bag (on the floor) is the Bag It! Pack It! Clutch It! Hunt gift from Earth’s. The stool is a group gift from [we’re CLOSED]; there is also a dark version in the box. Oh, and my book is a subscriber gift from Frogstar (check history).

Blogging soon!

I’m always thrilled when designers give group gifts for redheads, and these gorgeous skins are the Valentine’s Day gift from Glam Affair. I love them both, especially the freckled ginger on the left. 🙂 My necklace and earrings (which are hiding in my hair) are on sale for 10L at Baby Monkey; 4 metal colors are included in a HUD. This pretty charm bracelet is a group gift from Hudson’s Clothing Co., and my sweet, deer ring is a group gift from Fabuleux. So much cuteness!

Valentine Nails

Be sure to stop by A:S:S to pick up these V-Day nails. There’s also a HUD to make your toes purty. 🙂

Whew! No heads hit the keyboard in this post! 😉

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Valentine Skins Gift (group gift / 30L to join)

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Blossom

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Tyr

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Manicure – A:S:S Your Valentine (0L / free gift)

Pants & Top – Paisley Daisy “Red Hearts” Top and Waist Pants  (group gift / free to join)

Shoes – [Gos] Lolita Espadrilles 

Necklace & Earrings – Baby Monkey Embossed Hearts (10L)

Bracelet – Hudson’s Clothing Co. Nouveau Heart Charm Bracelet (group gift / free to join)

Ring – ::Fabuleux:: Valentine Ring (group gift / free to join)

Pose #1 by the bench; Pose #2 by Glitterati Poses

The Scene…

Build – L2 Studio Tarrytown House

Bench – !! Follow US !! Valentine ’14 Love Bench (10L)

Plant – Dutchie Furniture Philodendron Tall

Card – .:Wimey:. A Nerdy Valentine’s Gacha (25L gacha)

Book – Frogstar Valentine’s GIFT! (0L / subscriber gift)

Game – !! Follow US !! Valentine – I love you (1L)

Bag – [Earth’s] Boxer Purse (6L / BPCH)

Picture – !! Follow US !! Valentine – LOVE Frame (1L)

Stool – [we’re CLOSED] Knit Stool Light (group gift / free to join)

Cup – Sway’s Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows (past advent)

Dog – !! Follow US !! Valentine’s My Love Dog (149L)

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Hate You To The Moon & Back

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I have another Valentine’s Day quickie for you!  I am just popping by to let you know that Delirium Style has this super cute shirt/vest combo as their new group gift for the ladies.  It comes with a texture change hud and there are plenty of different prints.  The group is 99L to join and there are gifts for guys too!

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Love is wearing…

Skin – Lara Hurley Happy Valentine’s Day (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Eyes – IKON Perspective Eyes Coffee
Hair – TRUTH Hair  Tyr (new release!)
Shirt – Delirium Style Valentine Shirt/Vest (free group gift / 0L / 99L to join)
Jeans – Delirium Style Cuffed Jeans
Shoes – LIV-Glam Daiquiri Loafers
Necklace – Kosh Infinity Necklace
Poses – !Bang Set B (10L @ Shop Freestyle)
Sim – After The Fall

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Love me on Friday

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Happy Valentine’s day everyone! Thank goodness it’s Friday! It’s also a full moon, so I guess today anything is possible. It’s always a great friday when Belleza has one of their skins on special for 50L Friday! This skin is called FLF Spring Skin. It is available today in their store for only 50L. Also 50L for just today is this “LOVE ME” traveller shirt by BOOM. It looks comfy and is great for a cute casual Valentine’s day outfit. It is also available in  black. (not shown) I really am a jeans and t-shirt girl at heart, so this is perfect for me.

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Satu is wearing:

Skin: Belleza – FLF Spring Skin (50L Friday Special)

Shirt: BOOM – “LOVE ME” Traveller Tee (50L Friday Special)

Hair: Truth – Electra (@ Collabor88 )

Eyes: IKON – Promise Eyes (Denim)

Jeans: Luck Inc. – Tyra Jeans

Plushie: Silent Sparrow – Pwnies (Pretty Princess – holding)
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FabFree Photo Challenge #5 – FabFree Challenge Champion

Our fifth round of the FabFree Photo Challenge, Make your Photo Into a Valentine was a bit of a flop lol!  Even us FabFree Bloggers were not up to the challenge this round!  Thank you to the few that participated, your entries were really cute.  Next round we will aim for an easier challenge!  I will be a little late releasing the new challenge – it will come out on Monday, but I am looking forward to seeing  your entries for the sixth round very soon!

Our Fabfree Challenge Champion for Challenge #4 is Rosanna Himmel with her entry below!  Congratulations Rosanna – excellent work!
I Chew-chew-chews You!
If you’d like to have a peek at the other entries, you can find them at the following Flickr link – http://www.flickr.com/groups/2412130@N20/

Thanks for playing along everyone!


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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Fabulouses!  I hope that you are all being spoiled the way you deserve, but even if you aren’t the designers are spoiling you today with free gifts!  Today I have a hodge podge of items to share with you.  You’ll be hopping all over SL to find these lol, sorry about that!

The mesh Bohemian Dress in pink can be found as a free gift inside the Sassy! shop at With Love Fair which runs for another week.  There are a massive amount of gifts and dollarbies to be found – so script down, and take a peek if you have the time! My handy Totebag is priced at 0L at Pixicat, along with several other very affordable items.

Lara Hurley must love us because she has placed out a Happy Valentine’s Day gift skin for inworld group members (free to join) that includes the skin shown, and eyebrow shaper, and slink appliers for hands and feet too!  What an awesome gift – I LOVE this skin!
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One more little gift to share with you today…  At The Lost they have a couple of gift necklaces placed out.  I showed you one last week here,  and today I am wearing the Sacred Heart Necklace (0L).

Enjoy this “love”ly day!
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Love is wearing…

Skin – Lara Hurley Happy Valentine’s Day (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Eyes – IKON Perspective Eyes Coffee
Hair – TRUTH Hair  Samira (new release!)
Hands by Slink
Dress – Sassy! Bohemian Dress (free / 0L / With Love Fair)
Necklace – The Lost Sacred Heart Necklace (free / 0L)
Bag – Pixicat Totebag (free / 0L)
Pose by LAP (closed)
Sim – Coconut Beach

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Fab Advice – Edition #6

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QUESTION #1:  Hello there! I first want to say how much I love the blog and how great and helpful it is in keeping up to date on affordable fashion and how it introduces new stores for me to shop at.

Ok, my question. I currently own a store in SL and it has steadily grown to the point where I need a little assistance. I was wondering if any of you had experience in how you seek a store manager? What avenues can a store owner take to hire someone that would help with the day to day running of the store as well as help with the business side of things while I, as the creator, can focus more on creation? Is there a certain way to go about things? Is there any advice on how to protect yourself from scammers? Are you expected to pay them a certain amount or a percentage of profits? This is all so new to me so I have no idea on how to approach this. Thank you so much for making the feature available on your blog.

Love Says:  Congratulations on the growth of your inworld store!  I am afraid I don’t have any experience running a shop here in SL, or any experience finding store managers, but I will say that I have seen several ads from store owners seeking management on Flickr, Facebook and Plurk.  Good luck finding the help you require, and make sure you hire someone you trust.

Serena Says:   Thank you for the kind words about the FF blog! We’re always thrilled to hear that readers like what we’re showing! 🙂

As for your question, I have never, nor do I currently, have a store in SL. I would imagine that you could put an ad out, perhaps on Flickr or your store blog, if you have one. Perhaps even in your group notices. People do read those, and one of your customers may be looking for a job. But as with most relationships in SL, you don’t quite know what, or who, you’re getting, so you need to be extra cautious. If you don’t have a RL family member or friend who plays SL, just be careful, and give responsibilities out as trust is earned. I’ve heard a few stories recently of designers/store owners getting burned by assistants who turned out to be less than trustworthy, so do be careful!

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QUESTION #2:  My problem is mesh. I have two avis for quite different activities, with quite different shapes, but neither has ever been able to wear 99% of mesh outfits. I also like clingy dresses and skirts. I’m not overweight in RL; nor do I wish to appear overweight in SL, however fashionable that might be. All the fashion designers and bloggers emphasize mesh. Where can I go to find tasteful outfits that actually fit? Ones that don’t leave obvious “invisible woman” voids if someone happens to look sideways at my boobs or, God forbid, perve up my skirt? I know from talking with friends no one particularly likes mesh. Even LL admits there’s a serious problem with it that they’re working on. Any advice? (And no, I don’t intend to customize my shape for every outfit. I have better ways to spend my time.)

Love Says:  I love the addition of mesh to Second Life, but…  you are right – it does have it’s glitches.  I think mesh is like anything else, and will be perfected with time (or scrapped when something better comes along lol).  There are still plenty of designers making non-mesh creations – you just need to find one that fits your particular style.

Serena Says:  For the time being, if you want mesh to look good, you need to wear one of the “standard” mesh sizes. I wear a standard mesh shape for mesh, and when I’m not wearing mesh, I might wear a shape that’s more curvy, or whatever looks best in the clothing. However… fitted mesh is coming! This type of mesh is supposed to fit to whatever your shape or size may be. I say “supposed to” because they’re still working the bugs out of it. But I think it shows promise for the future of mesh design. You can find out more about fitted mesh here: http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Featured-News/Fitted-Mesh-Is-Here/ba-p/2461687.

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QUESTION #3:  Where did Renee Lowenheart go?  I haven’t seen her posts in well over a year (maybe two?) and while I am very happy with how Love Trill is running FabulouslyFree, I am just curious of her absence since there was no formal farewell.

Love Says:  Renee Lowenhart left us mid December 2012.  She planned a vacation, and did not return.  After months of her missing, and us worrying, I was finally in contact with her in April 2013 via email thanks to a mutual friend.  At that time, she claimed she was having computer problems, but she planned to return as soon as she could.  I have not heard from her since then, but I sure hope she is doing well, and I still hope that one day she will come back to us here at FabFree!

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For more information – see THIS POST.

How to send in a request:  Name your Notecard “Fab Advice Request”, and send it to LOVE TRILL (who will never share your personal details, promise!)

** Note – Names have been XXXed out, and small edits were made to protect privacy.


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FabFree Designer of The Day – 2/14/14 – Hawker’s House

FabFree Designer of The Day – 2/14/14 – Hawker's House

Hawker’s House Valentine Group Gift (group gift / free to join)
– http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fama/226/161/22

**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.