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Of flowers

Of flowers

Hello, once again dear Readers and welcome to the second edition of Edi’s Costume Ideas. I know, I know it’s probably not the snazziest of segment names but let’s get down to business, shall we? Today I bring to you the fantastically flowery Day of the Dead corset. This dramatic outfit is the new group gift from BlueMoon Enterprise and one that you can snap up for free just by joining the group. There is no sign-up fee so all you have to do is click and enjoy! With its color scheme of deep reds and blacks, this outfit is certain to be eye-catching.

I love the wonderful extras that come along with this gift. Together with the mesh corset, you will receive mesh garters, a mesh lace necklace, and panties just to name a few for starters. Aside from the panties, which comes in only system layers the corset, garters and necklace come in five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L). Don’t worry about anything poking out though as both the corset and necklace come with spiffy alpha layers. Now comes the fun part, as you can choose to wear the outfit as is or add a bit of flowery flair to it using the different flower attachments that can be found in the package. Points of attachments are the waist, neck, and hair (not pictured) and you can mix and match to your heart’s content.

If by any chance the outfit is not already dramatic enough for you, you can add the waist sash and the train. In this age of mesh that we all live our Second Lives in I must admit that I don’t have a lot of flexi things in my inventory but the train is so much fun and I love the way it moves and swishes behind you.

To tie the whole look together I put on the White Stag mask from Hextraordinary that you can get by playing the store’s gacha machine at the Salem macabre market and gacha gallows. It’s 50L per play and there are so many great masks up for grabs. I’ll probably be heading over again just to see if I can win one of the rare ones! And speaking of gacha, the hair pictured is from Analog Dog’s latest offering at The Epiphany. I’m a lover of odd colors and tints for hair and was very pleased that this one comes with a number of different highlights.

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However, if you don’t feel like wearing a mask, the Day of the Dead outfit comes with its own makeup layer. It’s aptly named Sugar Skull and it’s eye-popping colors stand out even if, like me, you’d like to hide in the shadows for a while.

Well! I’m off to see if there are other costumes to sniff out. Wish me luck and I’ll catch you later!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Maple
Hair – Analog Dog Windswept (Gacha/75L per play/@ The Epiphany)
Eyes – Arise Sunny Eyes Grey (Past SLB13 gift)
Feet – Slink High
Outfit –BlueMoon Enterprise Day of the Dead (0L/Group Gift/No join fee required)
Mask –  Hextraordinary  (Gacha/50L per play/@ Salem Event)

Pose – Elephante

Sim – Follow your bliss

 

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Use Your Card!

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Wondering what to do with that 150L inworld gift card you picked up at MOoH! as a group gift?  How about this snuggly belted sweater dress in blue that is on sale for 99L currently? :).

I used the gift card I picked up this month to pay for it, and it was free to me!  This group is 100L to join, but when you do, you gain access to monthly group gifts [October’s Group Gift Blogged Here], an entry to a group only raffle and a 150L store gift card!  Of course you aren’t limited to this item – you can use it on anything in the store, and in fact…  I used it once at an event that MOoH was participating in on one of their items so you aren’t even just limited to their mainstore!

This particular dress comes in XXS-L sizes with an extra set of shorter arm sizes in case your sleeves are too long.  An alpha layer is included for those on the system body!
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Helena
Head Applier – Glam Affair Nancy
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Armor
Hair – Elua Molly (75L per play @ The Epiphany)
Dress – MOoH! Sweater Dress wt Belt Blue (99L to purchase… but use your 150L monthly group gift card and it’s free / 100L to join)
Shoes – Pure Poison Antonia Boots (featured @ Collabor88)
Pose by Secret Body

Sim – Honeycomb

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Perfectly Posh in Pearls

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Happy Saturday, wonderful readers!  This morning, Ripley and I started our weekend the way we always do… reading the Fabulously Free in SL blog.  While I was admiring Loki’s sensuous photo here, Ripley insistently nosed the Group Gift Listing link in the corner of the Fab Free web page.  Of course, with my pooch’s gift for finding fashion, I immediately followed his lead and discovered not one, but two, new, free, fabulous gifts for Fab Free group members that, in my mind, coordinate with each other spectacularly.

With a few quick teleports and clicks, I became the proud new owner of Posh Tale’s free, elegant Margot gown and Tiffany Designsfree back necklace.   The opulent sheen of the double stranded pearls contrasts beautifully with the subtle shimmer of the floor length, formal gown.  From the front, the necklace appears to be a traditional pearl strand, but from behind, it drapes beautifully and emphasizes the line of your back.  I love the way the dress leaves my shoulders bare to feel the caress of the moonlight.  The gown includes a HUD that allows you to select one of 16 colors, and comes in 5 sizes for classic avatars.  Although there was no applier for mesh bodies, I was able to wear the gown just fine by adjusting the alpha on my Maitreya Lara body.  After adding simple pearl studs from Caroline’s jewelry, and slipping on some black heels (more on these shoes in my blog post coming tomorrow), I accompanied Ripley to the outdoor ballroom at the Invictus sim.

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While the night breeze ruffled Ripley’s fur, we wandered around the grounds of this beautifully decorated sim, which is inspired by the poem of the same name by William Ernest Henley.  It’s a Linden Endowment for the Arts exhibit and is well worth exploring.  I discovered the Invictus sim by reading this blog post by Ziki Questi.  It has more in depth information if you are interested, and is enjoyable to read.  Periodically, falling stars blazed a trail across the purple and mauve streaked sky while we walked around.  Legend has it that if you wish upon a shooting star, your wish will come true.  Here’s hoping that all your wishes come true this weekend.  Until tomorrow, happy shopping!

~ Kat and Ripley

Kat is wearing …
Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah in Jamaica (at Collabor88)

Lipstick Applier:  Curves Cherry Glossy Lipstick Catwa (70L)

Eyeliner Applier:  Euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  (back view) Magika Honest  (front view)  Truth Cerys

Nail Polish:  La Boheme Catacomb (Halloween Hunt Prize 1L )

Necklace:  Tiffany Designs Back Necklace (Free gift for Fab Free Group Members 0L/0L to join)

Earrings:  Caroline’s White Pearl Earring

Gown:  PoshTale Margot (Free gift for Fab Free Group Members 0L/0L to join)

Poses:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Invictus
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It’s Pretty Much Legging Weather

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Good morning Fabulous Readers!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far :).  I am popping by today to tell you about the latest free group gift at BlackRose!

The BlackRose inworld group is free to join and after you have activated that group tag above your head you can pick up the Sweater Dress you see me wearing today in a beautiful orchid shade.  I decided to wear it with a pair of leggings (because you know it’s pretty much “legging weather” [See this video for legging enlightenment and a giggle]) with my sweater dress, but it is indeed long enough to wear just as a dress if you like.  This gift comes in XXS – L mesh sizing with co-ordinating alpha layer.

As the collar of this top is rather large, you are going to need either an updo hairstyle or a little bob so that your hair doesn’t cut through your top.  I went with Elua’s Lucie that is available at this round of The Epiphany for 75L per play.
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier – Bold & Beauty Polina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Elua Lucie (75L per play @ The Epiphany)
Sweater – BlackRose Sweater Dress Orchid (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pants – Maitreya Panel Leggings
Shoes – Pure Poison Vintage Boots
Pose by Secret Body

Sim – Honeycomb

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Catch Me in Your Dreams

Catch Me In Your Dreams

More and more amazing designers are offering amazing group gifts for the FabFree Group at their in-world stores. House of Ruby has now offered up a fashionably sexy gift for us fellas that gentlemen will want to get in on. These Torn Boxers for Him come in system layers as well as Slink or Omega Huds. You also get two versions… the “mesh” version I’m showing in the picture above, or the slightly riskier “clear” version that I’m not showing 😉

To pick up this generous FREE gift, simply join the Fabulously Free Group by copying and pasting secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about into local chat. When the link for the group comes up, click it and choose join. Then teleport to House of Ruby and pick up your FREE gift.

Pixel Box is also currently hosing a FREE in-store Group Gift hunt. What does this mean? It means there are 4 group gifts set out that are FREE to group gift members. Join the Pixel Box group FREE, wander around the store and find the gifts and they are yours FREE. I’m sporting the Gothic dreamcatcher necklace in the picture above. I’m pretty sure it’s meant for a female avatar but I discovered that with the resize option, it’s very versatile and manages to be nicely unisex. I found it made a nice match to my new House of Ruby briefs. The other gifts at Pixel Box were just as nice, and included both ladies and gents, and you can’t go wrong with FREE.

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Necklace  – Pixel Box – Necklace Dreamcatcher Gothic Long Resizable Unisex (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Briefs  – House of Ruby – Torn Boxers for Him (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Woodbury Falls

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