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Don’t Cry in My Garden

It’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner, and that fall fashions will soon be in full swing. But with a little help from the Crys Secret Garden Cart at the Cart Wash Sale and some lovely treats around the grid (and a few from the Marketplace), you will be ready for the upcoming cool October evenings.

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Fall landscaping has never been so lush! And Crys Secret Garden will help you create your own magic garden hideaway. Pictured above from the Crys Secret Garden Cart at the Cart Wash Sale is the Rosey Birch Garden Patch which I used to create the center piece for my scene. I added the Ivy Crate Stack (pictured on the right) and the Stumpy Lounging Spot (pictured on the left) which includes animated sits for you to get comfortable on. Each of these fabulous pieces is only 10L each!

Notice my pumpkins? Only 2 prim, mesh, copy, and fully modify! I found those FREE little gems while visiting We ❤ Roleplay at the Artisan Fantasy Booth! They are a FREE Artisan Fantasy group gift and the group is FREE to join — at the We ❤ Roleplay event right now!

BrokenStyle also treated customers to a fantastic September group gift in the form of this gorgeous mesh fall cardigan and skirt that comes in all the standard sizes. I love that this outfit works great for both Medieval Fantasy wear, but is versatile enough that it could pass for a warm “cozy by the fall fire after a hay ride” outfit too! The BrokenStyle Kinna Cardigan and Skirt are yours FREE with your BrokenStyle group tag. The group is 50L to join, but there are lots of past gifts still out for the savvy shopper to pick up!

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And as usual, the details finish the look (or so I have always said)! So I have some fine details to add to finish off this fantasy fun adventure into our Secret Garden today.

If you are going to be outside on dark autumn evenings, every proper Medieval Lady needs a candle to carry! (Just ask Lady Macbeth!) And I found a terrific one for only 75L at Lorien that fits just perfectly into Slink hands (I’m wearing the casual style hands and I didn’t have to adjust the candle at all) and it worked with my AO without any issue as well! Yay! Yay! I am loving this wonderfully authentic roleplay prop!

I also found a terrific set of matching jewelry by [Mistwood]. Each piece is sold separately on the marketplace, but with the low prices, you can get them all and they won’t break your budget!

Astrid is wearing [Mistwood] Glacial Stone Rings for 29L (the package included both a right and left ring), the [Mistwood] Glacial Stones Bracelets for 39L (again the package included both a right and left), and her “tiara” is actually one of the [Mistwood] Glacial Stones Armbands for 49L. I used the add/attach to feature to attach the band to her skull. I resized it up and edited it into place on a pose stand. It only took a few minutes and it was a perfect fit in no time! (The armband package also included both a right and a left.) If you modify and edit one of your armbands like I did, I suggest making a back up copy. These items are copy so that is no problem. You can have armbands AND a tiara!

In the picture below you can see that there are several additional nice items on the Crys Secret Garden Cart that I wasn’t able to show you in my post — the two very lovely wildflower planters. And everything on the cart is only 10L each of course… so stock up for fall!

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Create you own secret garden…

Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda Limited Edition Skin – Caffe Milk (050)

Hair – Calico – Helaine

Eyes – NoirOptix – Mojave Eyes

Eye Liner — Oceane – Eyeliner 1

Eye Lashes – Oceane – Alluring Mesh Lashes

Hands – Slink

Cardigan and Skirt – BrokenStyle – Kinna Cardigan and Skirt (0L Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)

“Tiara” — [Mistwood] Glacial Stones – Armbands – (49L on the Marketplace)

Bracelets — [Mistwood] Glacial Stones – Bracelets – (39L on the Marketplace)

Rings – [Mistwood] Glacial Stones – Rings – (29L on the Marketplace)

Candle Prop – Lorien Carried Candle Roleplay Prop – (75L @ Lorien)

Landscaping – Crys Secret Garden Cart – Rosey Birch Garden Patch, Ivy Crate Stack, and Stumpy Lounging Spot pictured (10L each at the Crys Secret Garden Cart @ the Cart Wash Sale)

Pumpkins – *AF* Artisan Fantasy – Stony Hollow Pumpkins (0L Group Gift/Free to Join/Gift at Artisan Fantasy Booth at We ❤ Roleplay)

Pose by Come Soon Poses

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The Men’s Only Hunt Part 2

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This week I will share with you even more of the wonderful prizes I found on the FREE Men’s Only Hunt! The hunt object you are seeking resembles the item I spend a lot of time seeking in real life, a tall golden glass of beer. The hunt is not difficult and ends on September 13th, so this is your last chance to get your share of these fantastic items.

Let’s start with a pic that actually cools me off just looking at it! Just imagine the cool breeze coming off the water and rustling through the lush greenery, as yet untouched by the wicked embrace of Fall. I am wearing the FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift from ::K::. The Villa Vest Homme Marsala is a beautifully made mesh T-Shirt and vest combo in a color combination that makes looking cool and breezy, well… a breeze. When I opened it I was surprised to see only a single size similar to FitMesh in the box, and that did concern me, until I put it on. It fits my avy and my small array of test shapes very well! I found the white and pastel pink combination pairs easily with a variety of pants. It’s that versatility of looking good with a wide range of other clothes that makes this a standout garment. For this picture, I chose casual beige chinos from my inventory made by Larnia Couture Designs. I am very pleased with the way the outfit came together. One final note about this item: Included in the box is a female version. So, once again, even though the name of the hunt says “Men’s Only” there are a few gems to be had for the ladies as well.

The Hair I am wearing is a FREE hunt gift from Mina Hair. Their hunt prize for the Men’s Only Hunt is a high quality men’s hair named “Mark” offered in a selection of greys and in both materials enabled and non-materials enabled versions. I like the look of it quite a bit despite the fact that my avy doesn’t usually wear grey hair. The greys are accessible via an easy-to-use hud and Mina Hair has generously left it manually tintable so you also have the option of manually tinting it to further personalize your look. This is a very handsome hair and highly worthy of extra attention from everyone!
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As always, this Men’s Only Hunt had a wide variety of items for male avies all over Second Life. So, if chilling on a rowboat on a glassy lake isn’t your thing then maybe this excellent camouflage T-Shirt is more your fashion. The FREE hunt gift from AR2 Style, the Military V-Neck Shirt is a muted camo pattern Tee that looks considerably masculine while maintaining its relaxed styling. The prize includes three sizes plus one in fitted mesh, so fit should be no problem at all. If you are lucky enough to have a mesh body from The Mesh Project, there is a version included for you too. You might not look like a soldier wearing it, but you will definitely look like you can take care of yourself. Truly, that’s all the spiders in my bathroom need to know. This time, it’s WAR!

Also, in my somewhat surreal military patrol pic is another laudable FREE hunt prize from the Men’s Only Hunt. Offered by Le Poppycock, the “Summer Is Dead” Pose comes with props, including the non-firing weapon that is in my hands, and a surfboard with some bullet holes and a bit of blood on it. It is well done and fits superbly into the general theme of the hunt (The End Of Summer).

Music lovers will love the Sound-Man T-Shirt, especially if they have a love of Eighties music. Emblazoned on this T-Shirt from V-Spot is one of the great icons of the Eighties, Pac-Man! Given a slight makeover and sporting some serious head phones, this icon has returned in a soft-looking, well-textured Tee, just the kind I love the most. It is extremely realistic and could appeal to those of us with retro leanings, dj’s, or just people who love music. No matter who you are, this FREE hunt prize will turn at least a few heads your way on the grid.

On my wrist, I am showing off another great FREE hunt prize from the Men’s Only Hunt! The “Sinister” Cuffs from Rebellion are a matching set (left and right) studded black leather bracers adorned with a gothic style cross. The look is very rock and roll, although they are perfectly acceptable gothwear if that is your preferred style. This hunt really did have something for everyone!

These new tattoo sleeves from Swagged Out are yet another FREE hunt gift from the Men’s Only Hunt. I love tattoos that leave plenty of skin unadorned, so a sleeve tat like this is an excellent choice. It covers the arms while leaving the chest and back open either for another favorite tattoo or for a display of gloriously bare skin. The “Good Fortune” tattoo package is offered in faded or fresh ink and includes appliers for TMP, Slink, Signature, Omega and Niramyth bodies.

I have to ask you to take a closer look to see the last item for this week. Click on the above picture to get into my flickr then click one more time to see the close up image. My usual face was used in the military patrol pic, but in the Pac-pic if you look closely at my face, you can see I am wearing an additional item. This fantastic bit of magic is from Unorthodox and is their FREE hunt gift for the Men’s Only Hunt! The Miyagi Facial Hair has 4 facial hair options and comes with the resizable prim beard. The effect on me was to give more definition to the facial hair i already had while adding a prim beard to give me a more updated look. The hunt prize also comes with a Hud, a TMP applier and instructions making this a very generous package for us hunters to snap up. Hunt prizes like this are rare, and if you are a male avy on SL you should go get this free gift immediately. One day, it just might be the perfect thing to give you that extra realistic look.

The hunt kept me busy and I am sorry to see it end. It was another great men’s hunt and, although sometimes I worry about the decreasing availability of quality low cost items for male avies on Second Life, hunts like this help to dispel my fears. There are still a great deal of wonderful items for FREE or very low cost for male avies, you just need to have patience and enjoy the process of hunting for them. Until next time, happy hunting and see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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Tee & Vest Combo – ::K:: Villa Vest Homme Marsala (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)
NOTE- There is a ladies version included in the box as well!

Grey Hair – Mina Hair Mark in Grey (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Skin – Tellaq Vicente
Eyes – Ikon Odyssey Eyes in Clarity
Chinos – LC Designs Men’s Chinos (From Inventory)
Note- While I don’t see their Men’s items out anymore or their inworld store, they do have a store on marketplace.

Camo Shirt – AR2 Style Military V-Neck Shirt for MOH6 (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Pose – Le Poppycock Summer Is Dead Pose (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Pac Shirt – V-Spot Sound-Man T-Shirt (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Sinister Cuffs – REBELLION “Sinister” Cuffs (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Tattoo – Swagged Out Good Fortune (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Facial Hair Addition – Unorthodox Miyagi Facial Hair (FREE Men’s Only Hunt Gift)

Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)-BLK
Eyes – Ikon Ardent Eyes in Pewter
Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Gray Jeans – Illi Midnight Open Belt Jeans (FREE Midnight Mania Prize )
This pictures in this entry and the majority of the pictures I take are produced with the equipment at Karu’s Korner Photo Studio, an excellent FREE photo studio that is one of my favorite haunts on the grid. Many thanks for their generosity in making it so easy to turn out decent pics, try it the next time you need to take a picture!

 

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FabFree Designer of the Day – 9/09/2015 – Aimi Skin

Fabree Designer of the Day- Aimi Skin

Our Designer today is Aimi Skin and Shapes. Check out the lovely skins and the free group gifts. Plus the group is free to join!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chinwah%20Island/178/31/1805

**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.