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Fab Free Designer of the Week – Paper.Sparrow


Hello Fab Free! Thanks for being here. I’m excited to have a new “Designer of the Week” post happening. I know it’s been too long. That said, this post is all about a shop called Paper.Sparrow. The Paper.Sparrow shop is a women’s clothing boutique with what I would call a grown-up-cute style to the clothing. Most of the clothing is feminine casual daywear in pretty colors or patterns. There are some shoes and dresses as well, all with a touch of sweetness and sass.

Right now there are 3 lucky letter boards at Paper.Sparrow, and 6 Paper.Sparrow group gifts. The Paper.Sparrow group has a one time join fee of 100 linden. The July group gift is a 150 linden gift card to Paper.Sparrow however, which more than makes up for the join fee. You’ll find the generous July gift waiting on the desk just inside the front entrance. With your group membership you’ll not only have access to the lucky boards, and the group gifts, you’ll get 10% store credit when you shop at Paper.Sparrow while wearing your Paper.Sparrow group tag.

In addition to the store lucky boards, and group gifts, there are 2 more group gifts for other store associated groups. One gift is for the Fashionable group, which has a 5 linden join fee. The other gift is exclusively for Fabulously Free in SL group members. The cute heart flats are free when you wear your Fab Free group tag and click the gift vendor. If you’re not already a Fab Free group member, the group is free to join. All the gifts, and the lucky boards are right inside the entrance to Paper.Sparrow. Happy Shopping Fab Free!


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Unwind a bit

Unwind

Is it just me or is this week flying by? I’ve been so busy in Real Life and here in Second Life I don’t know if I’m coming or going. I’d like to find a place to just wander and listen to the breeze in the trees. I guess I’ll just have to make do with this gorgeous new Sim I stumbled on. This is Mesmeric Cove and I’m having a great time just exploring. I bet you will to.

Unwind

We’ve blogged a few times about today’s Designer but I want to really call attention to BSassy. This is seriously one of the most generous stores I’ve ever seen here on the Grid. The group is free to join and there are a ton of past gifts out for members. I lost count after thirty… That’s a TON. The dress I picked for today was April’s Group Gift and the jacket is from February. May’s Group Gift was so cute I picked it up too AND there’s a Memorial Day gift out as well! I may have gone a little gift crazy!

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Freya, Venus
  • Classic Sizes – S-L
  • Maitreya
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique
  • Tonic – Curvy, Fine
  • Voluptuous

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Laura
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2
Boots – Bitsy – No longer available
Pose – Secret Poses – Sparklers
Hair – Fabia -Aline showed us here

Dress and Jacket – BSassy – April and February Group Gifts – FREE/0L – Free Group Gifts – Group is Free to join

Photo Location – Mesmeric Cove


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Cute as a Bug

Cute as a Bug

I love taking a lazy day to simply explore the grid. No matter how many times I go for a wander, I always find something new. I count myself lucky to have found this gorgeous little Sim today. This is Candlewood and it’s one of the prettiest places I’ve seen here in Second Life. I honestly had a hard time picking a spot to take my picture because everywhere was so perfect.

Picture Perfect

This great little denim romper is as cute as a bug. A ladybug that is! This is “Ladybug Hunt Dress” and it’s the 1 Linden prize from The Sissy Bar for the Ladybug Hunt. And if you think the front is cute with it’s embroidered ladybugs then wait till you see the back! The back features the sweetest little bustle!

Sizes Included

  • Altamura
  • Beleeza – Isis, Freya, Venus
  • eBody
  • Maitreya
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique
  • TMP

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Laura
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2
Hair – Truth – Horizon – Aline showed us here first!

Dress – The Sissy Bar – Ladybug Hunt Dress – 1L prize for the Ladybug Hunt

Photo Location – Candlewood


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Fab Free Designer of the Week – Nuts Inc.


Welcome to the Blog Fab Free’rs! I hope you’re ready for this edition of Fab Free Designer of the Week. This time we have the pleasure of sharing Nuts Inc. with you. This fun little shop has brightly colored fashion for men and women. Yep, you read that right, there’s menswear at Nuts Inc. along with ladieswear. As you enter the store you’ll find the clothing separated by women’s fashion on the left and men’s fashion on the right. The clothing styles range from casual wear to formal, and everything in between. I even spotted a ballgown or two. There is also a second floor at Nuts Inc. with a few seasonal and miscellaneous clothing items.

First however you’ll want to stop by the front desk. There you can find a group gift for guys and one for gals. The Nuts Inc. group has a one time join fee of 15 linden. In addition to the current group gifts, you’ll find a 70 linden promotional offer in the same area of the Nuts Inc. store. Just look for it on the wall opposite the desk. Right next to it you’ll spot the colorful Fab Free logo above the current Fabulously Free in SL group gift. You’ll need to wear your Fab Free tag for this one. If you’re not already a member, you can join for free. As you explore the Nuts Inc. shop be sure to make it to the back of the store. It’s there you’ll find a kiosk with quite a few past group gifts still available. Finally, next to the past group gifts you can also get all the store information such as their Flickr and redeliveries. Happy Shopping Fab Free!


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Half of my heart is in Havana

FabFree: Half of my heart is in Havana

I visited a new sim today called Plaza Havana, Cuba and I have never been to the real Havana, but I imagine it’s much like this with the swaying palms, brightly coloured buildings and vintage cars!  The driving taxis cracked me up, and I even stepped in front of one.. just out of curiousity to see what exactly would happen if I stepped in front of a moving car in SL… Turns out, it gives you a guided tour around the block and it was quite pleasant, but don’t try that in RL.  It was a warm sim, which was just what the doctor ordered and I was thankful to have a brand new outfit that was fit for the heat.  The best part?  It was all free!

Best part?  It was all free!

I found the Livia Set at DM as a free group gift and inside the folder was the lace fringed crop top, denim rope belted shorts and even the sandals!  The DM group is free to join and there are plenty of everyday wearable gifts to be had there.  Check it out, and Plaza Havana too!

Sizes Included:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza Isis, Freya & Venus

And the hair!

ps.  I think I bought all the Saturday Sale hair this week lol…  Rama still has this one called Kayla out for 75L per colour pack today!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Anais (instore gacha)
Eyes – Euphoric Magic Lenses (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Hair – RAMA Kayla (75L / Saturday Sale – still out today!)

Shirt, Shorts & Sandals – DM Livia Set (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

Pose by LW Poses
Sim  – Plaza Havana, Cuba

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The Vordun


The Vordun

Welcome back Fab Free’rs! I’m super excited you’re here. I’m always excited you’re here, but I have a fun post to share with you today that I hope you’ll enjoy. Along with showing off the sassy halter dress Glitter has out as their free Fabulously Free in SL group gift, I wanted to share with you a fun destination I recently discovered. The Vordun is a fully functional art museum and gallery with a well curated collection complete with a detailed audio experience that you can visit and enjoy for free. It was on a whim that I ended up here on a date not too long ago, and it was genuinely a fun and interesting way to spend time with someone in Second Life without going to a club or wading through crowds at an event. Not to mention, The Vordun is a beautifully done venue.

The Vordun Lobby
As you enter the building, The Vordun’s lobby is bright with the skylight overhead. One either side of the room you’ll see headsets you can click to allow the hud to attach so you can enjoy the audio presentation that goes along with your walk through the museum. The hud also attaches automatically as you enter further into the room. There are clear detailed instructions on how to use the hud and hear the information about each of the unique pieces of art in the museum. You can also take a look at the map on the wall to get a feel for how big the building really is.
The Vordun Gift Shop

You can choose to follow through the guided tour, which I’d recommend if you have a little free time and enjoy learning about each of the artworks. Alternately you can of course browse through The Vordun at your leisure. I found the exhibit about block printing was my personal favorite. There’s also a really interesting section about a global postcard project where people send postcards to another random participant anywhere in the world. As you round out your visit to The Vordun, there’s even a cute giftshop where you can buy different gifts or souvenirs to remember your visit. Once you’ve had your fill of the museum, I’d also suggest visiting the grounds. There is shopping, and if you follow the path away from The Vordun, you’ll end up at a cute little frozen yogurt shop where you can sit and have a treat while enjoying the scenery.

Glitter at The Vordun
Lastly, if you’re interested in Pru’s outfit for this post, it does as I mentioned include the most recent Fab Free group gift by Glitter. This beautiful copper/bronze colored halter dress is free to all Fabulously Free in SL group members. Just wear your Fab Free group tag and click the gift vendor at the Glitter main store. If you’re not already a member of the Fabulously Free in SL group, what are you waiting for?! The group is always free to join. This pretty little dress comes in several sizes, and has a hud that allows you to switch the skirt from short to long, choose whether the top is opaque or transparent or “remove” the dress entirely by making it completely transparent.
Sizes Included: Fitmesh (xs-XL), Fitmesh Maitreya Lara, Fitmesh Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Fitmesh Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Fitmesh EBody, Fitmesh Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Fitmesh TMP

Here are the details!

Hair – DOUX – Kylie hairstyle [Fades]
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Septum – Boutique 187 #187# Septum 3 Rings – Past Group Gift – Originally Blogged Here 
Jacket – Addams // Charlize Biker Jacket // Black
Dress – GLITTER Chloe Fitmesh Dress 3 in 1 via HUD Bronze – Free Fab Free Group Gift/Fab Free Group is Free to Join
TattoosNar Mattaru – <Nar> Legend Tattoos (upper only)
Shoes – #EMPIRE – Triteleia
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Poses from Pru’s Personal AO & Le Poppycock
Location – The Vordun


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Fab Free Designer of the Week – 01/22/2019 – Sweet Willows

 

Hello hello Fab Free’rs! I have another Fabulous designer to share with you today. This time I have the joy of telling you all about Sweet Willows. Sweet Willows is a small but cute shop that caters to both child and adult female avatars. Most of the clothing is casual daywear and sleepwear. There is a small section of toddler and baby clothing, and even a small number of costumes for roleplay, costume parties, or cosplay. I also spotted some very cute adult footie pajamas! The above photo is the main desk. There you can click the little sign being held by the cute corgi to join the Sweet Willows store group. There are also 3 free gifts waiting next to the dancing Storm Trooper. No group tag is required.

To the left of the presents is where you can find the free gift by Sweet Willows for Fabulously Free in SL group members. The Fab Free group is free to join if you’re not already a member. Also, if you’re interested, you can look to the right of the desk and see the Sweet Willows store associated groups and events. Happy Shopping Fab Free!


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Sim Visit: Lost Dreams

Sim Visit: Lost Dreams

I know my blog posts tend to be fashion related and I love blogging about free things and fashion, but another thing I really love doing in Second Life is exploring new sims!   I know I credit sim locations in my shots, but sometimes, I just want to pull that nice and close clothing feature zoom all the way out, and let the beauty of the sims themselves be displayed.   I really had a great time at Lost Dreams today and thought I would share details with you about this beautiful place, that you can visit for free too, as it’s open to the public.

My favourite part of Lost Dreams…

Where else can you ride a sky whale that blows sparkles?  The flying whale is my favourite part of Lost Dreams, of course!  You can sit multiple people on this landscaped mammal, and it just flies around peacefully while you enjoy the creative natural forest scene.

This adult rated sim is very photogenic, split into two seasons with bridges, paths, waterfalls, and wildlife.  Whether you are an adventurer, seeking solo relaxation, or romance – you’ll be happy with your visit. You can even join their free group for rez rights and fly around on the bird it sends you when you land at the sim, or rez pose balls for photos!

Visit Lost Dreams – Happy travels!

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Fab Free Designer of the Week 12/16/2018 – La Bella Boutique

Hello hello Fab Free’rs! As I mentioned in a previous Designer of the Week type post, we’ve been adding some new members to our Fabulous Designers team. This week I’m happy to share with you La Bella Boutique. Just as the name might suggest, this shop has girly-girl written all over it. La Bella Boutique is self described as an “everything shapes and couture store.” Which I feel is an accurate description. There does seem to be an eclectic mix of everything from casual tops and dresses to evening wear and even some tattoos. Most (if not all) clothing items did appear to be mesh, with of course applier tattoos. The store is also quite girlishly decorated for Christmas, it’s a virtual pink winter wonderland complete with a menagerie of fantasy and woodland creatures frolicking around a giant pink Christmas tree. To me this just adds to the shopping experience in a fun way. Along with all the fabulous finds, there are quite a few opportunities at La Bella Boutique to score some free goodies.

Like many shops this time of year, La Bella Boutique does have an Advent calendar. It is for the La Bella Boutique group only, however the group is free to join. I’m not positive if past gifts are available or not, but even so there are still quite a few days left on this 24 day Advent calendar. Speaking of group gifts, there are tons and tons and tons and oh my so many La Bella Boutique group gifts available. The top photo in the above collage shows the row after row of La Bella Boutique group gifts. Additionally, there are several group only Lucky Letter chairs. Finally, there are the store’s associated group gifts for members of other groups like Fabulously Free in SL. The Fab Free gift is of course free, and if you’re not already a Fab Free group member the group is free to join also. I hope you enjoy what is left of this Fabulous weekend. Happy Shopping! Also, before I forget, as you can see in the top photo, La Bella Boutique is looking for female bloggers. If you’ve got your own blog and are interested, there’s a blogotex inside the shop where you can fill out an application. Good luck!


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Winter Friends

Winter friends

As, I’m sure you all know by now, the Epiphany – Holidays event is going strong! I finally got in and was just about overwhelmed. There are so many venders this year! I’m sure you’ll find something to love.

So Cozy

Like this cute as a button cozy sweater and super cute bear ears ear muffs from 89HZ. I would have been happy to pull anything from the Laura Gacha but I really wanted the cute ear muffs and a matching sweater. ‘Cause, you know, I got a lot of ear to cover. 😉 The ear muffs are easily modifiable to fit anyone and come in a bunch of colors. At 75L per play, the 89HZ Laura Gacha sneaks in just at our cut off but it’s really worth it.

Sizes Included

  • FitMesh

Put a Bow In it

Limerence is quickly becoming one of my Go-To designers and I almost always play the heck out of their Gachas. The Limerence Christmas Hair Gacha at the Epiphany- Holiday Event  is no different. I was playing for the Lina Hair with the soft braid and pretty bow. At 75L per play… I played….a lot. 😉 But I was thrilled when I got the one I wanted and unpacked it. Perfect style and perfect color. There is even a HUD for the bow so I can match lots of outfits.

The Epiphany – Holidays Event runs until December 27th so don’t let it pass you by!

Juli… where are you?

Oh and a word about my gorgeous photo location… Right in the FabFree headquarters back yard! That’s right, we’ve decorated for the Holidays! Come on by and do some ice skating and Santa spotting.

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Laura
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2
Boots – Dirty Princess – Reindeer Cuteness Boots
Jeans – Sweet Tea Couture – Ripped Jeans

Sweater + Ear Muffs – 89HZ Laura  – (75 per play Gacha @ The Epiphany – Holidays Event)

Hair – Limerence – Lina – (75 per play Gacha @ The Epiphany – Holidays Event)