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SL Weddings – A Sure Sign That You Ignore Your Friends’ Advice!

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Weddings…on Second Life you only get married six or seven times a year. If that were the case in real life, no one would rent tuxes. They would be part of our regular wardrobe. I know, sometimes SL marriages do work, occasionally in spectacular fashion. It’s that hope that keeps a lot of us going, and going, and going- (much to the dismay of our friends). My point is: the longer you are here on Second Life, the more impossible it is not to become partnered in some way to someone you care about. When that happens, you must have something fantastic to wear.

Tiffany’s Designs have recently changed their monthly group gift. Previously, it was a beautiful white suit that I wear often when I wander around the grid. This time, they have outdone even that gorgeous garment! The Mae Men’s Wedding Suit *Paris consists of two pieces meant to be worn together, so it is simple to wear. Each part is offered in five Mesh sizes to help make the fit just plain easy. The first piece is the jacket, which is black and nicely textured, complete with long tails. The remaining piece is the rest of the tux including the shirt, tie, pants and waistcoat in one combined garment. When worn, it is an elegant tux that will turn heads, whether you are standing at the altar or slow dancing with someone you adore. The Tiffany’s Designs group is not free (it will set you back 50L), but the quality of the gifts make it well worth it!

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This August is another great month to be a guy on Second Life. Currently, running is the fourteen store Fashion Play For Men Hunt. The eyes I choose to wear with this tux are Fashion Eyes – Charm, the Fashion Play For Men Hunt prize from Inkheart . They are light gray with a slight greenish tint. They look pretty realistic and I am very pleased with them. One nice thing about Inkheart . is they participate in a lot of hunts and are quite generous with their gifts. The Fashion Play For Men Hunt prizes cost 1L each and are expected to be out all month. As if that’s not enough, starting August 29th is the Men’s Only Hunt 6 which should have over sixty participating merchants. I can hardly wait!

Second Life, where romance blooms all year around! (Amazing how fertile the soil is when so much fertilizer is laid down first.) Seriously, part of SL is the romance and mystery of blossoming relationships, and if you choose not to take the time for a romantic dance every so often, you are missing out on a great deal of fun. Go pick up some seriously dashing clothes and give it a shot. Your Second Life just might become even more amazing. That’s it for now, my friends. See you on the grid.—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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Wedding Suit – Tiffany’s Designs Mae Men’s Wedding Suit *Paris (FREE Group Gift/50L Group Joiner)
NOTE – There is a free all white version of this item in the lucky chairs, no group needed :-)

Eyes – Inkheart Fashion Eyes – Charm (1L Hunt Gift/Fashion Play For Men Hunt)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59

 

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL The CollectionGood morning Fabulous Friends! There are lots of fun hunts to tell you about, including two which just started today… The Collection (a Madpea event) and The Nishi Mall Crawl (a sim hunt with lots of prizes).

There are many more hunts to choose from of course, and the themes abound. Rock music, bowling, marriage, fashion, and birds, are just some of them. I’m sure you can find a theme that’s “the one” for you. Have a powwow with your friends and decide which one to go on!

New to hunting? Both FabFree and HUNT SL have pages full of tips to help you get going. I recommend them to novice and veteran hunters alike.

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Just Say ‘I Do’

Hello hello, Fab Free Folks! I hope this brand new August is treating you well. With the start of August we have the start of a bunch of new Hunts including the 1L  ‘Marry Me Hunt’ from Nefeli Events.

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I picked this Hunt because I am such a hopeless romantic. My real life wedding anniversary is in August so dressing up as a bride again in second life was just too much fun. I started with the dress, of course. This is the Chiffon Sparkle Wedding Gown from Kitty Shape Wears. You get both the dress and the shimmery veil in the Hunt prize. I know this is a wedding dress but the clean elegant lines would make this a lovely evening gown for any occasion.     Just Say "I Do"

 

I added some glamor and glitz with the “Beloved” jewelry set from Footpaw Industries. Your one Linden will score you the necklace, the earrings, two bracelets, the tiara, and two hair sticks. And again, this is lovely wedding wear but you could easily wear the set for any dress up occasion.

Now I just needed the perfect back drop for my new finery. Darkmatter stepped up and granted my wish with the gorgeous Lover’s Bench. The sweet little retreat comes loaded with three couples poses just right for photos.

The Marry Me Hunt runs until August 31st so hurry down the aisle!

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Basic HUD
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
Hair – Damselfly – Asha

Dress – Chiffon Sparkle Wedding Gown – Kitty Shape Wears – (1L prize for Marry Me Hunt)

Jewelry – Beloved Jewelry Set – Footpaw Industries – (1L prize for Marry Me Hunt)

Bench – Lover’s Bench – Darkmatter – (1L prize for Marry Me Hunt)

 

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Clothes That Don’t Wear Out And Great Places To Wear Them!

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Hello, everyone! This week, I am sharing something a bit special with you; and it has to do with the very spot where I am standing. But first, let’s talk about something FREE and fantastic! Every month, I swing by the American Bazaar store to pick up their FREE group gift. This month they have offered the James Jacket in Electric Blue along with the James Shirt in Black. Each piece comes in five sizes for versatility, but they are meant to be worn together so there is a single alpha accommodating both the jacket and shirt. The color is dark and dramatic, just like me! When I dress for my own pleasure, this is absolutely the kind of item I am drawn to: dressy, yet still very casual and comfortable looking. American Bazaar did a great job with this garment. Plus, the group is FREE to join, so make sure you run out and pick this up.

All of us have very different reasons to be on SL, and what we choose to do here can be vastly different from avy to avy. I am an avid freebie hunter, blogger, and general goof off, but Second Life offers us many different activities to do and enjoy. One that I personally like to do is go to concerts and listen to live performers like my friends Phideaux Mayo and Maximillion Kleene. I truly admire the talent and courage it takes to get up in front of people and perform. When you are looking for an interesting activity, I encourage you to search in “events” and sample some of the live entertainment SL has to offer, which brings me to where I am now standing. This is the ENT SL RADIO TRANSPORT HUB and is an excellent place to pop by when you are looking for entertainment. ENT SL Radio is kind of like RL public broadcasting: it offers eighty hours of FREE programming a week! You can even listen to it outside of Second Life by visiting their web site. At the hub, you will find many kiosks, each if which represents a club that is partnering with ENT to help broadcast and promote live music to the SL community. Walk around and check out the schedules. You can even teleport directly to your club of choice from the bus stop. It is a fun and FREE way to explore music and clubs that you might not have experienced yet. I highly recommend you add it to your list of places to check out.

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Now that you have a great place to go, to choose whichever live performer you may fancy, how about something else you could wear? It is my pleasure to let you know about another item from Madcat Creations that is definitely worthy of your attention. Madcat Creations got my attention in late April by making an amazing hippie outfit that I blogged here. Now they are offering a 1L hunt prize from the Romance Under The Stars Hunt, the Leather N Lace in Red Dress Shirt and Jacket combo looks great with its vibrant color, in addition to giving me my recommended daily dose of black clothing. Together with the white tee part of this garment, the three components in the mesh look extremely well layered giving the appearance of being separate items. This is a fantastic piece of mesh! It comes in three sizes, each of them being similar to fitmesh in that they will conform to your avy. I got an excellent fit without any fuss at all. The red is quite eye catching. After all, do you really want to spend your time blending into the background? Reach for some color now and then and spice up your Second Life, and this garment is an excellent start.

That is all for now. I am going to wander about and find a good concert to check out. However you choose to spend your Second Life, I wish you the best and look forward to running into you one day. Until then, have fun and see you on the grid.—–WHC Riler

 

WHC is wearing…

 

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Electric Blue Jacket – American Bazaar James Jacket in Electric Blue & the James Shirt in Black (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

Eyes – Poetic Colors Moroccan Nights
Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura Dura-Boy*59 in Black
Tattoo – Genesis Inc. Wicked Hunt Tattoo (from inventory)
Cross – Pomposity Gothic Cross Necklace

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bounty/227/237/551

ENT SL Radio
http://entslradio69.webs.com/

Red Shirt & Jacket – Madcat Creations Leather N Lace Red Dress Shirt & Jacket combo (1L Prize/Romance Under The Stars Hunt)

Hair – Truth Drake – Night
Eyes – Poetic Colors Summer Sky Eyes – Beach Night
Skin – Belleza Mathieu

 

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Sailor Prudence

Sailor PruIt’s Cos-play time! One thing I never tire of, even as an adult, is playing dress-up. Maybe that’s why I enjoy blogging so much. I get to play dress up regularly. Recently I came across this super cute Sailor Moon inspired outfit from Milk Tea. The shorts and top set is the Crazy for Kawaii Hunt gift at Milk Tea, and you can hunt it down and claim it for just one linden. This dollarbie hunt prize comes in system layers and includes omega appliers, a Lolas applier, a Belleza applier, and a “Combo” applier. Needless to say, it’s got quite a few options! To add to this playful outfit I found a cute little compact on the Marketplace. This crescent moon shaped compact is by Ity and is FREE on the Marketplace. Next, the moment I saw the FREE gift from ZOZ at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, I had to have it for this outfit! The nail palate gift from ZOZ comes with a pretty array of slick blue polishes. Now all I need is a good convention to go to, and I’ll be set! ** My sincere apologies Fab Free’rs, I made a mistake on the Nail Appliers from ZOZ. They are Not available as a gift. I’m so sorry for the oops! 

Have Fun, here are the details!

Hair – [enVOGUE] – HAIR Renesmee –

Skin – Lumae :: Jewel – 4 – Peach // Draven

Head – Lelutka – Stella

Outfit – Milk Tea: Moonie – Moon Type – Crazy for Kawaii Hunt Gift – $1 linden

Hands –  Slink – Elegant 1 & Casual

Manicure – -{ZOZ}- Liquid Blue French – Mesh Body Addicts Fair 

Compact – [ity.] Codename Sailor V: Crescent Moon Compact – FREE on the Marketplace

Boots – –Pixicat– Freja.Boots (Red)

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Prop w/Pose – Scarlet Creative The Arcade Carriage Day Bed – Past Arcade Gacha 

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The August Hunts Are Here!

OpenHere are a bunch of shiny new hunts for all you Fabulous People to partake of. All of these started on Saturday, August 1st, so they all have that great new hunt smell. Just click the links for more information on each one. Enjoy!

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Princess for a day

Princess for a dayI have 3 dresses fit for a Princess weather you like mesh or system layers I have something for every Princess today. So lets have a trip thru the castle on this lovely Saturday!

I started my morning wandering thru the castle in the divine Jewel periwinkle mesh dress that is a FREE subscriber gift at The Crystal Clothing Company. That is right this Princess didn’t even have to give up a group spot for this dress. Tho should you also like to join their FREE group you can pick up this dress in pink too. Every Princess has to have a tiara and I found a grand deal on mp for this dainty ^^Swallow^^ tiara, 1L 3 colors! It fits perfectly on top of this FREE gift from Amacci Hair. Alva is a lovely tight bun with a full color hud and it totally FREE no group to join.

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The garden looked so lovely I had to wander out there for a stroll in this delicate mesh dress that I found at JLZ fashion it is there prize for The Around the Grid in 80 days hunt. I opted to hunt for the scroll which meant this dress only set me back 1L. You have the other option of buying it without hunting for 25L. It is a good deal either way. Btw I did kiss the frog and alas he didn’t turn into my Prince, maybe next time!

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Having changed for the 3rd time this Princess is ready to retire into the study in this beautiful system layer dress which is the FREE GG over at The White Armory (TWA) this week. But today is the last day so while staying poised rush over there right now! The group is FREE to join and there is a new GG every sunday so if you miss this dress grab the next one it will be equally pretty. This is a group worth staying in, here is another example why from Pru. The furniture is another prize from The Around the Grid in 80 days hunt. You can pick up the whole set for 1L or 25L at Lilith’s Den.

Here are the details of what is in this Princess’s wardrobe so you too can be a pretty Princess for a day!

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Dress: The Crystal Clothing Company – Jewel Gown FREE subscriber gift

Tiara: ^^Swallow^^ tiara mp 1L

Hair: Amacci – Alva FREE Gift

Necklace: Secret Love – Chain Drops w color hud GG FREE with FREE group join

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Dress: JLZ Fashion – Summer Dream 1L Around the Grid in 80 days hunt prize

Crown: Krystal Fine Jewelry– Sylvia mini crown –  25L per Gatcha pull in the gatcha area

Hair: Magika -Reading

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Dress: TWA The Knights Beloved Gown GG FREE with FREE group join

Furniture: Lilith’s Den 1L Around the Grid in 80 days hunt prize

Jewelry: Secret Love – Chain Drops w color hud GG FREE with FREE group join

Tiara: ^^Swallow^^ tiara on mp 1L

Hair: Hair: Amacci – Alva FREE Gift

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL The EndA whole bunch of July hunts end TODAY! If you’ve been procrastinating, it’s time to get up and get going. There are literally hundreds of free (or very nearly free) hunt prizes to be picked up, but they’re all going to go POOF at midnight. Tell your friends!

Good news is ahead in the form of all the August hunts that will be starting tomorrow. Don’t worry… I’ll post about those and fill you in when they’ve launched, so stay tuned.

New to hunting? Both FabFree and HUNT SL have pages full of tips to help you get going. I recommend them to novice and veteran hunters alike.

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He Shoots, He Scores!

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! This week, I decided to get more exercise, change some of my poor eating habits, and end up with a healthier version of me! Yeah…had you going there a minute, didn’t I? LOL! Seriously, my favorite find this week is a very good looking basketball uniform emblazoned with the words “New York” across the front. The hunt prize from the Boom Boom Pow Hunt, The Mensline Mesh Basketball Outfit from KAD Designs is great athletic wear even, if you aren’t a basketball fan. The jersey alone would fit well in an urban street wear outfit, but KAD Designs gives you much more than that! The hunt prize includes the entire uniform right down to the sneakers and socks. In you have no need of active wear, consider this: The outfit has some seriously fun role play potential in the right situations. The Boom Boom Pow hunt ends on the 31st of July, and this gift will set you back 1L. Hurry and grab it, it is a very nice gift.

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Staying with the basketball theme, earlier today I saw that IAF had set out a goodie bag for us guys with multiple freebies in it. Among the four items in the bag is this basketball jersey with the number “01” on it and with the name “Hustle” on the back. This happens to be perfect for me since “Hustle” happens to be my nickname around the office. (I sold Love’s stapler to Pru, then wrapped up Pru’s stapler as a gift to Love. I would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for those pesky kids!) The Jersey is black with silverish gray numbers and accents and would look as great out on the street as it would on a basketball court. One last note, in this very generous FREE gift bag IAF also included some chinos, a sweater, and a wool jacket/shirt combo!

Lastly, my hair is a great FREE group gift from Amacci! Truly one of the best places for men’s hair on the grid, I was very pleased to hear they had put a male hair out recently and hurried over. The current FREE group gift is called “Leon” and comes in cinnamon. It is a nice length for guy hair; I call it medium length in my inventory and is a must pick up, since free hair for guys is such a tough find. I don’t know how long this will be out. So, like most of the end of the month items, it is best to run and grab it before it vanishes like the playoff dreams of a basketball team from a certain city that I will not specify.

That’s what I have for you this week. Whether you want to look good hanging out on the corner talking smack to your friends, playing a quick pick up game of basketball, or have an interesting idea for a role play in mind, these items should come in quite handy. Until next week my friends, take care and see you on the grid.—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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New York Uniform – KAD Designs Mensline Mesh Basketball Outfit (1L/Boom Boom Pow Hunt Gift)

Hairbase – Unorthodox Comeback Hairbase
Eyes – IKON IKON Odyssey Eyes – Clarity
Skin – Belleza Mathieu

Black Basketball Jersey – IAF Mens Hustle Jersey (Black and White)  (FREE Gift in Men’s Department)

Hair – Amacci Leon – Group Gift in cinnamon (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

Eyes – IKON IKON Charm Eyes – Brown
Skin – Egoisme Alessandro Pale Brown Hair
Beard – Hot Dive expansion beard 0-2b

 

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Frolicking in color

Frolicking in Color

This swirl of color caught my eye at the Fasiontropic event and when I saw the 7L price tag I couldn’t leave this deal behind. The event only runs til July 30th so you need to hop skip and jump on over and snap up this lovely !:Lyria: Mea mesh maxi dress right away.

 

Feeling very in the mood for color today when I saw this FREE face make-up from Madrid Solo I knew it was worth doing the Body Art hunt that runs til July 31 to get it. I will warn this item has been hidden well and may take you a bit of looking. Because of this I am going to give the provided hint which is “between good and evil” plus a bit of an extra hint from me :) You are looking for a purple ink bottle, dig deep down into something of the same color.

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I am off to frolic in color til next Saturday when I will have more goodies for you!

Come frolic with me, here is how:

Dress: !:Lybra: – Mea (Fashiontropic event) ends on July 30th FREE

Face make-up: Madrid Solo -Weird Carnivale Body Art Hunt ends on July 31st FREE

Jewelry: Secret Love Past GG – Simple Elegance (FREE group join & 3 new FREE GGs with color huds currently out)

Hair: Truth – Neria brown

Skin: Glam Affair – Coral – Jamacia

Shoes: N-core Slingbacks special offer fatpack

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