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Bouquet

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Bouquet.

Some things just stand out. The Outer Garden is an intentionally white garden created for visitors to admire, photograph, and just take some time to gaze around in. I found it also made my new gown stand out like a spring bouquet in a winter wonderland. This felt apt, as lately it’s been wet and cold here in real life where I live, and I felt like a splash of color on a backdrop of white was sort of fitting and also strangely beautiful.

Pick this bouquet up…

… from Purplemoon Creations. This is the newest free group gift from Purplemoon Creations. The group tag will set you back the small fee of 50L, but Purplemoon Creations is known for being generous with gifts and hunts, making the fee well worth it to be part of the group. This gown alone is worth the fee in my opinion.

Sizes included:

  • Standard Mesh Sizes XXS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara (bento update)
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Aurora
Dress – Purplemoon Creations – Bouquet Gown (Free group gift/0L/Group is 50L to join)

Sim Location – The Outer Garden

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Transparency

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“Despite its dark veins, the transparency of dragonfly’s wings assures me of a pure, innocent world” – Munia Khan

I wanted to go dancing… but some gowns make you feel beautiful enough to fly. This FabFree gift gown from MOoh! reminds me of a dragonfly’s wings… with the beautifully colored bodice, the dark fabric at the hips, and the transparent hem. It’s perfect for a spin around a romantic ballroom, and it’s free with your FabFree group tag.

Sizes included:

  • Standard Mesh Sizes XS – XL
  • Fitmesh Sizes XS – XL
  • TMP
  • Belleza – Isis
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique

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A perfect pairing.

I paired my new dress with another FabFree group gift. This time I made a trip to Chop Zuey and picked up the free Joy Unmasked earrings that are set out for our Fabulous group members.

I did find that the earrings were a bit large for my taste, but the earrings included an easy to use resize script. I just touched the earrings and sized them down to where I wanted them, easy peasy, and I was ready to go. Like the dress from MOoh!, this gift is free too. And you’ll be ready for a night on the town!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara (bento update)
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Soleil
Earrings – Chop Zuey – Joy Unmasked Earrings (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Dress – MOoH! – Raven dress black (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Ralu Sandals

Sim Location – The Grande Persian Ballroom

Astrids Signature


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Welcome to Fantasy Island

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Not your mother’s Mr. Roark…

…and I don’t have a sidekick pointing as saying “Da plane, da plane!” But the classic white suit still invokes memories of a sophisticated look with a tropical flair. (For those that remember what I am referring to, I salute you. And for those to young to know, I suggest you Google it.)

I am your host…

The white Etienne Suit is a FREE group gift from Tresor Couture. The suit is an all-in-one outfit so with just one click you can be ready to go. The Tresor Couture group is FREE to join and there are other gifts available as well.
Our guests are arriving….” Smiles, everyone, smiles!”

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.13
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Outfit: Tresor Couture – Etienne Suit ( FREE Group Gift  0L/ FREE to Join)

Pose: Verocity

Sim: Mali

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Satin Stunner

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Hello Fab Folks! Do you have a special night ahead that requires a stunning gown on a budget?  Even if you don’t have an event penciled in your datebook, you never know what might arise and should be prepared just in case you need to dress in a flash!

How Does FREE Sound?

I found this lovely Strapless Gown by London Core at The Free Dove.  Its sleek design may be simple, but the beautiful blue (you know I love blue!!) satin texturing and added silver embellishments really do complete this gown.  In the folder, you’ll find XS-XL mesh sizes along with an alpha layer, should you require it.  You’ll find this gown near the back of The Free Dove in the formal attire section, priced at 0L – as is everything in the shop!

Enjoy your day!
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Magika Plenty (free group gift / 0L / 150L to join)
Dress – London Core Strapless Gown Blue (free / 0L @ The Free Dove)
Necklace – Pixel Mode Pearl Necklace (NLA)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Rustic Retreat

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To the Easter Parade

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We’re late, we’re late….

… I tell her as I grab her hand and pull her out the door. She’s a bit annoyed at me as she forgot to grab her bonnet, but you know how “I’ll be ready in two minutes” turns into twenty…. So down the street we go, headed for the Easter Parade.

Virtuous Sunday

Today we welcome another designer to the FabFree family. Virtue  has joined us and has a FREE gift to to the members that join the Virtue group which was announced [HERE] and can be viewed in the FabFree Group Gift Listing as well. Virtue group members can also pick up a 200L Gift Card at the store. She spent her gift card on the Angela Dress, which wold normally cost 155L, but with the gift card was FREE! And I picked out the Joseph Suit in beige for a spring feel, also normally 155L, but with the gift card was FREE! What a great Easter present. The pose,  Beach Stroll by Bounce This Poses, can be found on the Marketplace for just 1L.

Don’t be like another rabbit I know and be late…. Happy Easter!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  TRUTH Zoya
Dress – Virtue Angela Dress – Oro 155L (– 200L gift card = FREE 0L/ FREE to join)
Shoes – Empire Cranesbill

Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.13
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Outfit: Virtue –  Joseph Suit – Beige 155L (- 200L gift card = FREE 0L/ FREE to join)

Shoes: A&D Clothing – Innsbruck

Pose: Bounce This – Beach Stroll (1L / marketplace)

Sim: New Babbage

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Tropical Nights

Tropical Nights

 

Lifestyles Famous and Fortunate…

A beach, a tropical breeze and a bottle of champagne… it can’t get more romantic than this. If you’re trying to impress, you better look your best.  And you can do just that in the Fame & Fortune Hunt 2 gift from Angel DELUXE. The Orlando Outfit  pants come in sizes for the following bodies:

  • ADAM
  • Aesthetic
  • Slink
  • TMP

And both the pants and jacket come in classic XS-SL sizes. I completed the look with the Boston Shoes from A&D Clothing.

Here’s hoping everyone can have a romantic evening on the beach under the stars.

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.13
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Outfit: Angel DELUXE  –  Orlando Outfit – (Fame & Fortune Hunt 2 $1L)
Shoes: A&D Clothing – Boston Shoes

Pose: GlamRus – Philly (on Marketplace $1L)

Sim: Bundy Reef

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Opening Night

Opening Night

Walking the red carpet….

I scored a ticket to the world premiere and get to walk down the red carpet. The paparazzi have no clue who I am, but are taking my picture anyhow just in case I am someone famous…

I get to show yet another FabFree group gift for the gents! Tiar has joined the Designer 2.0 program and has set out FabfFree group gifts to our members. The male gift is the  Valentine Dress Black Suit. This one piece outfit comes in standard mesh sizes XS-XL with alpha layers for system bodies. Please note that you must take the TP to the Midnight Mania Room on the teleport sign at the landing point to find the gift!

How to pick up the gift…

To pick up these group gifts, you will need to have your Fabulously Free in SL inworld group tag activated (It’s free to join!).  To join the group, copy and past the following link into local chat in your SL viewer and click the link in local chat – secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about

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Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Tiar – Valentine Dress Black Suit (FREE FabFree Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)
Shoes: Hoorenbeek – Allen 2.0 Black Dress Shoes
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON  – Triumph Eyes – Evening

Pose: oOo Studios

Sim: New York, New York

 

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The Best Of You

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 Like watching paint dry…

Sitting here waiting for my jeep to dry out (yeah, it’s still very soggy) is like watching paint dry. I’ve been trying to keep myself busy around the man cave tinkering on projects. I’ve taken a hiatus from the whole mesh head thing (let’s not go there).  I also went out on a hunt to occupy my time.  I made a few stops on The Best of You Hunt and put together an outfit that I can knock around the garage in. At AmAzInNg CrEaTiOnS I came across the Open Front Standing Collar Shirt. I found the Straight Fit Black Men’s Jeans at Dixie Designs and at Lady Dragon’s Design I scored the GreenFlo Shit Kickers. All the hunt gifts on The Best of You Hunt are $1L each.  Oh and if you are thinking about nosing around my man cave, just remember, Chomper is always on duty….

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Carson is wearing…

Shirt: AmAzInNg CrEaTiOnS – Open Front Standing Collar Shirt   (The Best Of You Hunt  $1L)
Pants: Dixie Designs – Mens Black MESH CLASSIC Jeans-Straight Fit    (The Best Of You Hunt $1L)
Shoes: Lady Dragon’s Design – GreenFlo Shit Kickers (The Best Of You Hunt $1L)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON  – Triumph Eyes – Evening

Pose:  RK Poses

Sim: Devin

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Evenings at the farm

Evenings at the farm

Gacha to chase away the Monday Blues

The mix of being in an experimental mood and seeing all the great Vintage Gacha Fair posts from Astrid and Love and Carson had me wondering if it was possible to brew up a look using mostly under 75L gacha prizes. Since the fair is going to be running until the 19th of this month, I figured that there would be enough time to go and take a poke around. If things didn’t go according to plan at least I would have had some amusement on a (yucky) Monday. As it turns out, though, my experiment yielded up some pretty positive results. Here are the details;

Casual historical dressing

I’ve been in some pretty fancy dresses this week and it was rather refreshing to step into a more casual (in comparison) period piece. Cut in the regency style, the Lizzy dress has pretty puffed sleeves, a flattering neckline, and an empire waist to enhance your silhouette. I personally liked the detailing on the hem of the skirt and it was nice to step out in a pretty gown without the frills of swishing silk skirts and lace. Lizzy is available at the Faida booth at the Vintage Gacha Fair for 50L per pull and you can choose from five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L) before paying the gacha machine. The corresponding alpha layer for the Lizzy outfit is available for free at the booth so don’t forget to grab that too if you do try your luck at the machine. Commons range from a trio of pretty pastel shades; blue, lavender, and cream (shown) while I do believe that rares are black, white, and red.  Just a side note, however, there was no demo (that I could spot) at the booth and I had to do a bit of guesswork and go by the standard size that I always wore.

Little lamb

One thing on my SL New Year’s resolution list was to stop buying little animals and big ones too. This was promptly broken as soon as I walked by the Jinx booth and spotted their MacSheepy gacha. They’re so adorable aren’t they? Will you look at those big eyes…awww. -ahem- Before I descend into baby talk, these cute little sheep are available for 65L per pull. I’m showing the holdy version of Giro in the picture above but there are twelve commons (six huggies and six holdies ) to be won as well as three rares and one ultra rare companion MacRamstein. All version of the MacSheepy blink their pretty big eyes and companion MacSheepy will walk around with your avatar. Jinx has another booth at the Vintage Gacha Fair as well with adorable baby goats.

Accessories

No trip to the Vintage Gacha fair is complete without snagging those awesome free gifts that merchants have out at their booths from clothing to home and garden items to accessories, I found something in the many, many gift boxes to compliment today’s outfit. The Escapade necklace in gold comes from the Fallen Gods Inc booth and is a simple yet pretty trinket to flatter any outfit historical or modern. While the necklace doesn’t come with a resize script, you’ll still be able to stretch, rotate and move it around using the edit option. Permissions are also set to copy/mod so be sure to make backups. If you poke around the other booths belonging to Fallen Gods Inc you’ll find the silver version of the Escapade necklace as another free prize.

The Vintage Gacha Fair is running until the 19th of this month so hop on over to get your free gifts and see what kind of cool stuff you’ll be able to play for.

Evenings at the farm (closer)

Other gacha

Looks like the gacha bug has bitten me rather viciously as I can’t seem to stop play them even after I’ve left the fair. I picked up the Galadriel hairstyle from Fabia Hair’s instore gacha for 50L per pull (shown here in pack number 3). This flowing and romantic hairstyle is very reminiscent of the elf that shares its name. I especially like how wavey the mesh looks and was pretty pleased to discover that you’ll also be receiving the tiara accessory as well to go along with your new hair. Here’s a rundown of what’s in the prize package:

  • Two versions of the Galadriel hairstyle; one for larger chests
  • Four versions of the tiara with rigged and resize versions and shine/no shine versions
  • Color hud with six different shades to choose from for common sets (rare sets have three times that)
  • RGB hud to change up the accessory colors

A very happy birthday

If you’ve seen Pru’s Post you’d have seen that it’s 7 Deadly s{K}ins’s fourth birthday today and the store is celebrating with not only a free join exercise but a birthday market placed at the front of their store and extra mini-manias. At the market, you’ll find 4L skin boxes for both male and female and before you think they’re only for classic skins there are boxes of face appliers for the different mesh heads thrown into the mix as well. Also available are 1L gacha and an example of this is the Daisey skin shown above. Though she only comes in one tone (taupe) there are different versions of the makeups (version 5 shown) to be won from this gacha and with such a sweet face I couldn’t resist playing over and over. Common prizes come with only classic skin while rare prize packages include body appliers. It’s highly recommended that you take advantage of this free join exercise as there’s a 400L gift card up for grabs for group members and stay in the group as members get access to regular gifts as well as the midnight mania, mini mania’s and lucky chairs. The free group exercise and birthday market are open for a very limited time so don’t delay!

And that’s a wrap. I gotta get the new sheep and goat settled in with all the other animals. My place is turning into a zoo… -rubs temples- Have fun out there guys and good luck on the gachas!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Daisey (1L/7 Deadly s{K}ins 4th Anniversary bash)
Hair(with tiara) – Fabia Hair Galadriel (In store gacha 50L per pull)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (past free gift)
Pet – Jinx MacSheepy (65L per pull @ Vintage Gacha Fair)
Necklace – Fallen Gods Inc Escapade (0L @ Vintage Gacha Fair)
Dress – Faida Lizzy (50L per pull @ Vintage Gacha Fair)

Pose: Le Poppycock

Sim: Netherwood

-Screams-


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Call It Serendipity

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Happy Friday, Fabulous Readers!  Ripley and I did some more sleuthing, and have another hunt item to share with you today.  Serendipity has hidden Alexandra, this gorgeous, formal gown as their prize for The Best of You Hunt.  Featuring shimmering black fabric, gleaming decorative trim, and a daring leg slit, this full length frock is sure to draw all eyes your way as you enter the room.  I especially love the criss-cross straps on the back, which allow for a tantalizing glimpse of skin.   It’s so elegant, yet full of sex appeal.  Best of all, you’ll only have to part with one little Linden dollar to add Alexandra to  your inventory.

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What’s Included:

  • Mesh for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink
  • Mesh for Classic avatars in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars

The Best of You Hunt features the best sellers from the participants’ shops, and has some lovely dollarbie prizes.  It runs until March 31st, so there is plenty of time for you to locate the hidden star at Serendipity, and also the other stores on this fantastic hunt.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi eyeliner for Catwa mesh head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Sugar

Necklace:  Cae Entwined Necklace

Earrings:  Cae Entwined Earrings

Gown:  Serendipity Alexandra Gown Raven (1L prize for The Best of You Hunt – hunt runs until March 31st)

Heels:  KC Couture Mina for Slink High (99L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands and Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim: Bal Harbour

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