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Fabulous Dahhhhling!

Evening Walk

Hey gang,

Just out for a nice autumn evening walk around the neighborhood.  I love the light at dusk, when things are beginning to quiet down.  The sun is tucking itself in for bed, and the stars are starting to peek out.  It’s kind of magical really, a constant transition of the sky that we really only notice when day is turning into night and vice versa.

I also found the perfect downtime autumn outfit, this cute Fab Free Group Gift courtesy of our very own Fab Free designer, Blink 2 Wink.   When I saw they had customized this for Fab Free, well, how could I resist?  And who *doesn’t* want to feel fabulous, and look fabulous and *be* fabulous!

This cute ensemble is free and all you have to do is wear your Fab Free group tag and click the vendor!  I tell ya, it doesn’t get any easier than that.  Nosirreebob!

It fits:

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique

Stay fabulous and fierce!

 

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit –Blink 2 Wink Fabulous Track Suit (free gift, requires the Fab Free Group, which is free to join)
Shoes – Limited Addiction LOTD123 Sneakers

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Truth Apple

Extras

Tara – Rezz Room Shih Tzu Companion


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Introducing Fab Swag!

Hey gang!

Just a quick post to let you all know about the brand spanking new Fab Swag at the Fab Free Headquarters.  There is a vendor set up with crazy low prices and some fun Fab Free crop tops (we will add more swag down the road), all sales benefit Fab Free, plus there are a couple of freebies in the living room on the left hand side.

❤ Arielle


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Before and After

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Cheerio gang!

This post is not your typical before and after.  Oh gosh I *do* love me a before and after, you know when they do makeovers?  It is one of my fondest wishes to one day get a makeover by professionals.  Alas.  But I love a makeover, it’s always so exciting to see what changes they make and how awesome whomever or whatever they were working on came out!

This is kind of a reverse before and after to showcase the awesome goodies I got at the Arcade Event, courtesy of Pare’.  Now, if you want to get all the juicy details of how the new system at the arcade works, I spelled it all out in my previous post here.  With that out of the way, let’s get on to the fun stuff, the goodies!  The machine for Pare’ is called Night Crawlers and is 75L a play and I had to come back on subsequent days to get both the outfits I was lucky enough to grab.  The above was the pink, which I love.  The below photo shows the Halloween version which I was lucky enough to get on my second day try.  I was originally going to just blog the pink one, but when I got the Halloween one as well, I couldn’t resist combining the two.

So, what exactly do I call my before and after?  The first photo, above, is before the Zombie Apocalypse, the second photo before is, well, after, obviously, and our brave heroine can tell she has become outnumbered and she is about to become Zombie herself.  Notice how she is biting her lip in distress?  So she has gone from geek chic to zombie hunter.

As I stated in my previous post, you choose the size you want to play for in the machine and I chose Maitreya Lara as that is what I wear.

Lessons learned by our lovely heroine… a gun works better than an axe when fighting zombies.  Unfortunately.

The End

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Photo 1

Clothes

Outfit – 7. Pare’.Ame Lined Uniform – Maitreya (75L per play at The Arcade)
Glasses – Oddysee Nana Glasses
Shoes –
Ahroun Designs Originals Angie Boots 09

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Doe Nova Solid Essentials RARE
Lips – Mimmi Kiss me Gloss

Extras

Pups – Birdy Boudoir Snow Cuddle & Snow Follow RARE

Photo 2

Clothes

Outfit – 13.Pare’ Larme Full Bloody Outfit RARE – Maitreya (75L per play at The Arcade)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Doux Silent
Face Wounds – Naja Bloody Slashes, THC Wound Tattoos face blood splatter and Lelutka add on Bloody Murder

Extras

Pose and ax – Fashiowl Poses – Legend

 


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Innocent Until Proven Evil

Innocent until Proven Evil

When hinges creak in doorless chambers, and strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls. Whenever candlelights flicker where the air is deathly still — that is the time when ghosts are present, practicing their terror with ghoulish delight!

-Haunted Mansion Ride, Disney parks

Hey gang!

I’m back with some ghoulish delights of my own, found at the new style Arcade Event.  The event has been updated from the old style gachas into a new system of its own, which has you grabbing a HUD as you enter, and which you wear while you shop.  When you find a machine you want to play, you connect it to the machine. (don’t spend fifteen minutes trying to find it on the machines like I did at first, each machine is on a base and at the front of each base is two buttons, one to connect your HUD.)

Once you are connected, it will show you which item has been chosen for you to play for.  If you want that item, you pay the machine (if you try to pay it without the HUD, it will refuse your money and send it back to you.), if not then disconnect and head to another machine.  If you do play, you will get that item and the HUD will show you a new, random choice.

If you want to try again, you have to wait until the next day, as it will reset at midnight, and you can get new random numbers.  If you try again that same day, you will get the same numbers.  It’s kind of fun, really (and a bit addicting!).

So I lucked out on this play, the Mikunch machine where I got this cute dress (you choose the size you want to play for on certain machines), I chose Maitreya cause that’s what body I use.   It comes with a HUD giving you a handful of color choices (black, white, red, pink).  It’s only 75L a play.

This dress gave me sort of a “Bad Seed” sort of vibe, perfect for Halloween.  She is just a sweet girl, right?  Right?!  Only time will tell!

Happy Haunting!

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit –Mikunch Girl’s Parade Oderkake-chan Dress A Rare (at the Arcade Event 75L a play)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Ayashi Midoka

Extras

Pose – Seetra.Poses Divine Single Pose


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Oh, What’s a Witch to do!

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What’s a Witch to do… When she can’t Remember *where* she parked her Broom!

Hmmm, that’s not mine, and this one isn’t mine…  Oh darn, none of these are mine!

Oh!

Hey gang, I didn’t see you standing there (or sitting as the case may be!)

I am back with a bit more fun from the Swank Pumpkin Hunt!  This is a hunt going on at the Swank Event and it is so much fun, so many great designers with goodies!  The hunt is free, and although you are required to join the Swank group, that is free as well.

This time I have a super cute outfit from Brii Underground!  This is a complete outfit, cute hat and everything, that is a hunt giftie at Swank.  This is a fit for Maitreya only, but golly it’s cute! (yes, I said golly.)  Since it is so cute, this, as you can see, is *not* one of my scary posts.  Thought y’all could use a break!  Don’t worry, I have more in the wings!  You will just have to wait and see!

Has anyone seen my broom around?  I need it to fly home!

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit –Brii Underground Myrose Witch Style Complete Outfit (Free at Swank Event Pumpkin Hunt, Free Group Join Required)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Doux Boyfriend


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A Precisely Placed Puzzle of Pink Pizzazz

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Home, Sweet Home

Welcome to my humble abode, gang!

I welcome you into my sl home on this Sunday morning, where I surround myself with all things pink (not the entire house, just this one room).  This is my dressing room/office.  You can’t see my desk in the photo, but it is there.  It took a lot of time, searching and lindens to pull this beauty together and it was worth every minute of it.  As Aline will tell you, if you can’t have it in real life, create it in second life!  This is the room where all the magic happens, trying on outfits, deciding what you guys need to see, then styling, and finally coming back and putting it all together into a blog post.

Today however, I’m going a step further and taking my photo in here as well.

I found this gorgeous dress at the Swank Event Pumpkin Hunt.  Now I am a blogger for Swank Event (along with my Fab Free duties!), but this time, I happily get to combine the two.  This is a free hunt and there is a plethora of pumpkins hidden at booths at the event.  You do need to join the Swank Group, but it is free to join.

This dress is courtesy of Zoom, one of my favorite designers, and comes with a HUD with ten color choices.  I chose my least favorite color (ha ha).

It fits:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • Venus

Swank Event runs until the end of the month as as there are both fashion as well as home and garden designers, your gifts will have a perfect variety of both things!  I’m still going through everything I got!

Happy Sunday!  Enjoy your treasure hunting!

 

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – Zoom Lovely Dress (Free at Swank Event Pumpkin Hunt, Free Group Join Required)
Shoes – Le’La Lucy Sandals
Necklace – Ari-Pari Gold Royal Necklace
Headband – Bubble Daisy Headband

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Moon Code Uma

 


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The Devil Wears MOoH!

Sponsor MoOH!

Boo!

Oh it’s just me gang!  Did I scare you?  No?  Not even for a minute, huh?  You all are way too smart for me!  I just can’t trick you!

Since I can’t trick you, howsabout a nice Halloween style treat?  Yes?  Great!

Grim Grinning Games!

If you head on over to Spooktacular, you can get spooky too!  This is a new event running the entire month of October (the 31st, which is, of course, Halloween!) where you can find those brand new, handy dandy, nifty and fun, newfangled Next Up machines!  Now, if you haven’t seen them yet, these are the replacements for many of the old Gachas.  The machines look very similar, but each machine will show you a photo or a number of what prize is next, meaning if you choose to pay the machine at that moment, you will get the prize shown.  If you *don’t* like the prize shown, or have your heart on something else, just give it some time and check back, once someone else plays, the numbers will move forward to reveal other prizes in the machine.  So while gacha was a game of chance, these are more a game of timing.  Both seem to include some element of luck.  But here at Fab Free, we make our own luck cause we are stubborn girlies!

This costume I am wearing is from MOoH!, it is only 50L a play and they are Flat Skeleton Avatars!  There are lots to choose from (see key below) and I am showing you the Devil one.  It is a very weird feeling being flat!  Kinda fun too, so give it a try.  Since these are complete avatars, they fit *everyone*.

The Halloween fun continues!  Stay safe Guys and Ghouls!

Arielle is looking fabulous in… (easiest credits *ever!*)

Entire Outfit/Avatar

Outfit – MOoH! Flat Skeleton Avatars at Spooktacular (50L a play)


Fame

Fame

Fame what you like is in the limo
Fame what you get is no tomorrow
Fame what you need you have to borrow

-Fame by David Bowie

Sometimes a girl just needs to feel a bit high fashion.

When I saw this dress by AtaMe at the Halloween Shop & Hop, I just knew I had to get it and wear it in a photo.  The lines have such *movement* that it was begging to be photographed!  Oh did I mention that it is one of the absolutely free gifts that you can get at Shop and Hop?  No group required!  I seriously fell in love with this entire look!  It comes with a HUD allowing you to change metals and colors on the dress.  It fits:

  • Maitreya
  • Kupra
  • Legacy

For some reason too this dress made the song “Fame” pop into my head.  Originally by David Bowie, but I love the more upbeat version done by Duran Duran.  My Mom used to *love* David Bowie (yeah she was cool!), so she might argue with me on that point.  Gosh I miss her. (by the way, not to be confused with the Irene Cara song Fame that I sang in a show when I was a teenager, that’s a whole ‘nother song!)

But I digress.  This photo makes me wish I had a fancy ultra modern house and some fancy couches I could hang this photo up on the wall over.  I do have a cute sl house, but it has very little wall space and while it is rather modern-ish, it is also very cabin-ish, so not the right look for my photo.  If I hadn’t just got this house recently I might go hunting for one to match the picture because well, as Aline also knows, one can never have enough houses!  Nor reasons to get houses.  😉

I better stop thinking before I go looking at houses.  But it might be too late to stop that part!

Fame, Fame, Fame, Fame, Fame……
What’s your name?

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – AtaMe Lilly Fat Pack (Free at Shop & Hop Halloween, No group required)
Shoes – Pure Poison Stars Sandals
Necklace – Pixel Box Necklace After the End

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Eye Makeup– Beaumore Beserk Eyeshadow
Lips – Stunner Originals Lips HD
Hair – Argrace MAYU Blondes

 


Ethereal

Ethereal

Sometimes, you just *gotta* blog something.  The wings on this outfit sold me, I tried them on and said “woah!” out loud.  Sold.  Must blog.  Sometimes too you can see the end photo in your head, sometimes you can get there and sometimes you can’t, but when you are inspired, there is always a vision.  I saw my vision and got to create it this time, so I am grateful and blessed.

and I love anything with fingerless gloves.  😛  Just by the way.

So this awesome getup is another of those awesome free goodies at the Halloween Shop & Hop going on now and lasting until the end of the month.  This is courtesy of Alter, which is a new to me designer (I’m discovering so many amazing designers lately!  It’s such a delight!).

Honestly, you are gonna be unpacking for agessssss once you go to the shop & Hop (as usual!), I even wrote down a few places I want to go back to once I have some more lindens.  There are also a few gift cards as gifties.

I’ve got one more Shop & Hop showcase coming up for you, so hold tight.  Then it’s back to the spooky!

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – Alter Rehana Outfit Cherry Lace (Free at Shop & Hop Halloween, No group required)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Hair – Argrace UREI Blondes
Eye makeup – Trend Alexsa Eyeshadow
Lips – KR Lipstick BOM Black


Treat, or Trick??

Trick or Treat? Trick!

So….

One of our readers contacted me with a tip.  She said she found a place with lots of great deals and it would be perfect on Fab Free and gave me the LM.    I thought awesome.  We can always use more goodies for you guys and I happily went off to check it out.  What an awesome treat this was going to be!

However….  all was not as it seemed!  Little did I know that this was a trick.

I came to a cute little cottage and thought it must just be a little shop, but the door was locked, so I knocked, but once I did, this sign appeared!  The door opened on it’s own and I was pulled inside a pitch dark room, I couldn’t see anything!  I only felt cold, foul smelling breath on my neck and something strong had me in its grasp!  A deep, gravely voice spoke, much too close to my ear for comfort.  “Why have you come here?”  I struggled to catch my breath and speak.

“I… I… I only…”

“Speak!” the voice shouted and I felt spittle hit my face in the dark and that foul breath again.  I could feel something sharp against my skin.

I was shaking uncontrollably.  I forced myself to speak, though barely a whisper came out. “Tr…  tr…. trick, or…. orr…. tr”

“What did you say?” It shook me hard and the voice seemed to get angrier every time it spoke.  I felt the blood draining from my limbs as the unknown entity held me ever tighter each time.

I knew there was one thing to do and one thing only, so I tried to take a deep a breath as I could, and said as loudly and forcefully as possible “I said… TRICK OR TREAT!”

I felt the ground under my feet start to crumble and I started to lose my footing, the creature was screaming as if in agony, I lost my balance and fell forward onto the broken ground.  It was only then I realized the creature (or whatever it was!) had let go, and I ran for where the door had been, my hands fumbled against the wall in the darkness.  I felt something thrashing behind me and the screams continuing, I thought surely someone must be able to hear all this noise!  Please, please let someone hear and come help me!  I was panicked, but I suddenly felt the knob of the door and pulled it open with all my might!

I ran back into the daylight, as fast as my legs could carry me!  There were spiders on my face and I tried to brush them off as I ran, I felt scratches I had gotten from the struggle and something, what was it?  Something black was oozing out of my mouth!  How did that even get there???  What happened to me?!

In my confusion I wasn’t looking where I was running and I stepped off an embankment and lost my footing, I was falling!  Autumn colors blurred past my eyes!  There was nothing to catch, I was heading for the ground!

And then I woke up!  Whew!  I hate weird dreams like that!!!

oh yes and I’m wearing a gift for Shop and Hop from Limited Addiction, no group required and completely free.  It fits:

  • Maitreya
  • Legacy

My cute shoes are free from the Shop and Hop as well, made by KC Couture and they fit:

  • Belleza
  • Kalhene Erika
  • Kupra
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

More goodies as listed below.  😉  They may have taken my sanity in that little house, but they sure as heck didn’t get my freebies!!!!

Happy October!  😀

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Outfit – Limited Addiction Trick or Treat (Free at Shop & Hop Halloween, No group required)
Shoes – KC Couture Nellie Wedges (Free at Shop & Hop Halloween, No group required)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova EvoX
Skin – Enfer Sombre Madison Cream EvoX
Eyes – Lotus Generation Eyes
Cut on eye – Harakiri Eye Cut (Free at Planet29 No group required)
Spider – BADA Spider on face dark (Free at Planet29 No group required)
Bat Headband – Just Yaska Bat Headband (Free at Planet29 No group required)
Lips – Emotional Circus Bloondy Valentine Lipstick Toxic Colors (Free at Planet29 No group required)
Hair – Sintiklia Yasmine (Free at Shop & Hop Halloween, No group required)

Extras

Backdrop – irrISIStible Halloween Witch’s Lair Scripted Backdrop (Free at Shop & Hop Halloween, No group required)

(if you want to pretend the story is made up…. bwahahaha)