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Once Upon a Midnight Dreary

Nevermore

Hello Fabulouses!  Since Ripley and I found some fantastic hunt prizes lately, we decided to hit the trail once again.  This time, we set out along the Quoth the Raven Hunt path.  Over at Little 2 Large, we discovered this fabulous gown, and it only cost 1 little Linden dollar, plus a bit of searching time.  On the wall of the shop, you’ll find a hunt poster, which contains a helpful hint in case you get stuck.

With Many a Flirt and Flutter, In There Stepped a Stately Raven

The stately raven over at Little 2 Large actually brought *more* than just the gown in my picture.  In addition to a splendid frock, you’ll also receive male and female Dinkies outfits (Dinkies are these absolutely adorable mesh kitty avatars that you may have seen around the grid), a coordinating Nevermore men’s suit, and a petite Nevermore mini dress.  The additional prizes are no transfer, but if your man happens to come along with you on the hunt, for just 1 more Linden dollar, you can look all matchy-matchy.  As you can see from my picture, the gown starts out black at the bodice, but transitions into a soft gray texture, which reminded me of watercolors.  I really love the intricate black lace that adorns the sexy, full length slits in the skirt as well as the generous hemline.  The “sleeves” on the bodice resemble black feathers, and the package also included shoulder feathers that I opted not to wear.  For just a dollar, this fabulous hunt prize will have you all set up for formal fall parties, whether you have a classic or a mesh body avatar.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Fitmesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique

Ripley has taken to growling at that beguiling Raven, for that bird (to quote from Poe himself):

“…never flitting, still is sitting, STILL is sitting…

just above my chamber door…”

I’d better see if I can help the pupster escape unharmed from “The Raven.”  Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hair:  Stealthic Persephone
Earrings:  Elemental Earth Designs Sweetheart Chandelier Earrings (75L on the Marketplace)
Dress:  Little 2 Large Nevermore Gown (Quoth the Raven Hunt Prize – 1L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Mystical Fae

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Seasonal

Seasonal

So, Readers,  I didn’t make it back to the beach. But I did find a more ‘seasonal’ place to hang out for a bit. Nothing like shirking work in an Autumnal SIM.  Of course… it is haunted. But nothing’s perfect.

Making the Summit

I did run across a great Hunt while avoiding Juli. The Psycho Pumpkin Hunt from Gossip!Hunts is a 1L hunt with Female, Male and Unisex prizes running until October 27th. I picked up this shirt, ‘Summit’,  from Horr Men’s Wear as their Hunt prize. Just look for the black and orange frosted cupcake and it’s yours.

Sizes Included

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • David
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • SLink
  • Standard Mesh XS – XL
  • TMP

 

Maybe I can find a few more Hunts before Juli tracks me down.

Cheers,
Gabriel St.James

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & HandsSLink – Physique Male + Dynamic Hands
SkinStrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
EyesAvi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory

Shirt – Horr Men’s Wear – Summit – (1L prize for the Psycho Pumpkin Hunt)

 

Photo location – Athenaeum Haunted SIM



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Hiding Out

Hiding Out

Dear Readers,

And why am I hiding out in a smoky bar instead of … socializing on the beach with bikini clad ladies?  Because someone told Juli I was slacking. **Looks pointedly at Izzy** But…

It’s not all bad.

I have my adult beverage of choice, some tobacco products and a smooth new shirt to enjoy them in.  This is the ‘Tygren Shirt’ from Sweet Intoxication and it’s the men’s gift in the 40 Hunt celebrating Crissy Sparrowtree’s fortieth birthday.  There are prizes for both men and women and unisex or home goods as well. Just look for the confetti filled balloons.

Sizes Included

  • Standard Mesh S M L
  • Adam
  • Aestheti
  • Geralt
  • Jake
  • SLink
  • TMP

 

Maybe Juli will get tired of stalking me and I can get back to the beach. *eye roll*

Cheers,
Gabriel St.James

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & HandsSLink – Physique Male + Dynamic Hands
SkinStrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
EyesAvi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair Argrace – Makoto

Shirt – Sweet Intoxication – Tygren Shirt – (2L prize for the 40 Hunt)


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Fab Free Designer of the Week – 09/29/2018 – Artizana

Hello Fab Free’rs, and happy weekend! I am excited to share with you another designer of the week, Artizana. Seriously, how pretty is the photo of the Artizana exterior and the front desk?! I have to tell you, the grounds surrounding the Artizana store are as equally worth exploring as the shop itself. The interior reminds me of the art nouveau style. Artizana is self described as a fashion house established in 2007 with fashion for both men and women. Yes, you read that right, there is menswear at Artizana.  Their unique style is inspired by African culture, so expect to see lots of vivid prints and vibrant colors.

Artizana’s in-world group has a one time join fee of 99 linden. If you shop with your Artizana group tag, you’ll get a 5% discount on purchases. Also there are quite a few Artizana VIP gifts, including one men’s semi-formal outfit. Each of the items pictured above is a free VIP group gift. In the same area of the store you’ll also find a few lucky letter chairs, and additional gifts for other store associated groups.

As you can see there are quite a few gift items to be had at Artizana. In this area is also of course where you’ll find the exclusive Fabulously Free in SL group gift. This gift is free to all Fab Free group members. You’ll need to wear your Fab Free group tag to claim this gift. If you’re not already a Fabulously Free in SL group member, not to worry, the Fab Free group is always free to join. Kat did a beautiful job of showing of the Fab Free gift from Artizana in her post “Beautiful Blue.”


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Greetings from Little Havana

Greetings From Little Havana

Dear Readers,

I hope this missive finds you all well and enjoying the last days of the Summer season. Julianna has informed me that she is once again working for your Blogging team and her emails are fill to the brim with her typical giddiness. I don’t know when I’ll return to work as I am off on a walk about on the Grid. Don’t tell Juli. I found this prim seaside town recently and I’m staying a few days. Maybe do a little surfing. If you like old world, vintage charm I urge you to visit here in Little Havana.

Dress for the Occasion

Even if the occasion is a casual afternoon sight seeing. I found this well worn Tee at one of my favorite stops: Cold Ash.  The Montana Tee … yes, I know it says California on it, but it’s the Montana Tee is the latest Group Gift from Cold Ash and it’s free. Even the Group is free to join.

Sizes Included

  • Classic Avi
  • Belleza
  • Gianni
  • SLink
  • TMP

Now, I believe I’m going to test out those waves. Maybe see if the girls in the bikinis are playing volley ball yet…

Cheers,

Gabriel St.James

 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & HandsSLink – Physique Male + Dynamic Hands
SkinStrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
EyesAvi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair Argrace – Makoto

Tee Shirt – Cold Ash – Montana Tee (FREE/0L/Group Gift group is free to join)

PoseWetCat – Blow Smoke
Photo LocationLittle Havana

 


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‘Tis the North Wind that Lashes Men Into Vikings

Into the Woods

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  The pupster and I are popping in really quickly to share a free gift for the guys that Kat spotted when she was looking for prizes in the Country Music Life Hunt.  If you are into role play, this outfit will be right up your alley!  I really like the layered look of the Igor Viking Theme Costume.  The package includes everything you see from my rugged tunic and long sleeved undershirt right down to my brown leather boots.  Also tucked inside is a braided Viking hairstyle and full beard, but I opted not to wear them for my photo.  Although there was no version specifically made for mesh bodies, I was able to get a good fit by adjusting the alpha layer on my Belleza Jake body.  I did have to make use of the Igor mesh hands, which come with the gift because no matter what I tried, I could not get the hands with my body to work right.  They looked pretty natural, though, as you can probably tell from my picture.

What’s Inside the Box:

  • Outfit for Classic Avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Igor Boots in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Resizable Viking Hair (not shown in photo)
  • Resizable Viking Beard (not shown in photo)
  • Igor Hands – left and right

To pick up this fantastic period costume, just head on over to the men’s section upstairs at Brii Underground, activate your Brii Underground Wear group tag (it costs 200L to join), and click the vendor.  I’m off to look for a sturdy longship to sail so Ripley and I can explore foreign lands.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Aaron
Outfit:  Brii Underground Igor Viking Theme Costume (free gift for members of Brii Underground Wear group – 0L/200L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Exposes
Sim:  Merlin

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Twisted Persephone

Persephone and the Sprites
Hello There Fab Free’rs! Aren’t you so glad the weekend is here? I know I am. Recently I posted about a fun Medieval dress that is a hunt gift at Moonlitcat Creations. Well, this fiery “Persephone” dress is yet another free hunt prize at Moonlitcat Creations. The Twisted Hunt, while frustrating at times, is a really fun hunt to participate in. That said, if you’re not familiar with the story behind Persephone, it’s worth looking up. I will tell you though, I like to think maybe they got the story wrong and she was in love with Hades from the start. They had such and unconventional, unfathomable romance that no one believed it. So the story was written that Persephone went with Hades to the Underworld against her will. That’s my version at least! Either way, it’s a beautiful story about why the seasons change. I hope you love this Persephone inspired look as much as I do!

The Dress – Before I tell you about the dress I want to mention that there is a matching male gift for the Twisted Hunt at Moonlitcat Creations. Both gifts are completely free, you just have to find them! This draped flame red dress has the appearance of bright glowing flames rising up the hem. The very low draping in the back of the dress is such that it is a completely backless dress. The dress comes in several mesh sizes. Lastly, it also has an alpha layer, making it suitable for classic avatars.
Sizes Included: Classic Mesh (xs – XL), Fitmesh (xs – L), Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique, Belleza Venus

Here are the details, happy hunting!

Flower Wreath – *LODE* Head Accessory – Golden Shower [red]
Horns – Sweet Thing. Succubus Horns – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join *Originally Shown Here
Hair – TRUTH VIP October – Makena – Past VIP Gift *Originally Shown Here
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Skin – Essences – Blake
Makeup –  Shiny Stuffs~ CATWA Mei Applier set
Tattoos – { Speakeasy } Mother Earth Tattoo
DressMoonlitcat Creations – MLCC Persephone Dress Inferno – Free Twisted Hunt Prize
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

*Pose by Indigo
**Location – Missing Melody

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Fab Free Designer Friday – 09/07/2018 – Fatal Fashion

Happy Friday Fab Free! This week’s Designer Friday post is all about Fatal Fashion. While the shop does cater mostly to the ladies, I think it’s important to tell you right away that there is a small section of casual menswear on the second floor. Sorry it isn’t more gentlemen, but something is better than nothing, am I right?! haha I’d say that most of the clothing at Fatal Fashion leans toward being casual, whether it is for the men or the ladies. You can also find a small section of shoes on the second floor near the menswear. I also spotted mesh clothing as well as a few applier items, so there is fashion suitable for classic avatars. One of the best things however is the teleporter sitting outside the main entrance. I love that you can simply teleport to whatever section of the store interests you the most.

If you’re interested in group gifts, you’ll want to head to the back of the store, just to the right of the center staircase. There’s a good sized wall of various group gifts including the Fatal Fashion store group gift, and the exclusive Fabulously Free in SL group gift. You may recall the Fatal Fashion gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members from Nevi’s post “Just a Beautiful Day.” Both the Fatal Fashion store group, and the Fab Free group are free to join.

While you’re there, it’s definitely worth venturing to the second floor of Fatal Fashion, even if you’re not looking for the men’s department. Most, if not all, of the clothing on the second floor appeared to be marked at 50 lindens or less. Don’t quote me on that, I didn’t check every tag! However, there are quite a few mesh and applier items for sale at bargain prices. Also on the second floor is a pair of Lucky Letter chairs. There’s one for the ladies and one for the gents. These chairs do require a group tag. You’ll need to join the Glow Events group. Not to worry, the Glow Events group is also free to join and there is a group joiner just above the Lucky Letter chairs. Happy Shopping Fab Free’rs!


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Ready for Fall

Ready for Fall

Hello Fabulous Readers!  With weeks now of high temperatures soaring well over 100 degrees where we live in RL, the pupster and I are certainly ready for fall.  Sadly, we are realistically looking at high temperatures around 100 degrees into October here, so it’s a good thing Rip and I can catch a bit of autumn in SL.  I found just the outfit to help me celebrate cooler temperatures over at the Cart Sale at The Wash.

Layers are the Way to Go

When those crisp mornings arrive, I’ve found the best way to deal with fluctuating temperatures is to dress in layers, and it’s “mission accomplished” with the Russ Outfit from Emerald Couture.  I really like the way the soft green t shirt coordinates with the plaid of the over shirt.  Dark grayish green cargo shorts round out the look.  I just love all the extra storage space in the large pockets in these pants!  Well worn seams and realistic folds contribute to the comfy feel of the outfit.  Although I couldn’t get them to work with my mesh body, a pair of brown and green sneakers for classic as well as Slink feet are included.  The outfit includes only versions for classic bodies, but I was able to get just the right fit by adjusting the alpha layer on my Belleza Jake body.  The best part was the whole shebang cost just 10 Linden dollars at the Emerald Couture cart!

Sizes Included:

  • Two versions of fit mesh shorts plus classic mesh in S, M, L
  • Classic mesh shirt in XS, S, M, XL
  • Shoes for classic as well as Slink feet
  • Alpha layer for shorts and shirt

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Outfit:  Emerald Couture Russ Outfit Brown and Green (10L at the Cart Sale at The Wash)
Shoes:  Belleza Shea Black Shoes
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  InDiGo Poses
Sim:  Missing Melody

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Watching the Waves Roll In

Watching the Waves Roll In

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  Rip and I are just popping in with a quick post to share a time-sensitive hunt gift with you.  Gavin has shown you a couple of the Men Only Hunt Prizes in his posts {HERE} and {HERE}.  My top today is another one of the free goodies you can scoop up as you follow the trail of this hunt…. but don’t delay because the MOH ends at 8am on August 18th.

Casual Comfort

The coral colored button down Vivien shirt from A&D Clothing oozes casual comfort with its untucked style and last button unfastened.  I really like the detail in the white stripes and the pushed up sleeves.  In case you are aiming for a more refined look, a HUD is included in the package that allows you to select a tucked version, however, it didn’t work with the particular jeans I pulled on before leaving the house.  I was in a free spirited mood, so it was all good.  The box includes versions for popular mesh bodies as well as one for classic avatars, so it will fit a variety of SL residents.  Best of all, it’s free!  All you need to invest is a bit of time searching around, and honestly, it wasn’t really that hard to find the black mustache hunt icon hidden in the shop.

Versions Included:

  • Classics (one size – includes alpha layer)
  • Adam
  • Geralt
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Shirt:  A&D Clothing Vivien Shirt (prize for Men Only Hunt – 0L)
Jeans:  Dallas MacKenzie Designs Colt Jeans
Shoes:  Belleza Shea Black Shoes
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Wrong
Sim:  Cloudbreak

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