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Fab Free Designer Friday – 06/16/2017 – Marquesse Pret a Porter

MPP Exterior
Hello Fab Free’rs! It’s Friday, and this week I’m happy to share with you a shop that has both male and female clothing designs. This week’s Fab Free Designer Friday post is all about Marquesse Pret a Porter. You’ll notice right away as you enter the shop that the store offers clothing for the ladies as well as gentlemen. There’s a wide range of clothing available at Marquesse Pret a Porter. I saw shoes along with casual and formal style clothing.

The circulation desk and wall of information are both in the same location, right as you enter the store. I love it when everything is easy to find and can be seen right away! Most of the shopping is on the main floor, however there are a few items upstairs as well.
MPP Gifts
The circulation desk area is also where you’ll find the Marquesse Pret a Porter group gifts, as well as several group gifts for other affiliated groups such as Fabulously Free in SL. First, the Marquesse Pret a Porter group has a one time join fee of 100 linden. You’ll find there are a few available group gifts located in a row just above the “Gift” marquee on the desk. The additional gifts require other specific group tags. For the exclusive Fab Free group gift, just wear your Fabulously Free in SL group tag and click the red and green present on the desk. You may recall seeing this gift in Astrid’s post “Waiting is Over-rated…” As always, the Fabulously Free in SL group is FREE to join. Oh! Also, before I forget, the Marquesse Pret a Porter group members also have group exclusive Midnight Madness boards and Lucky Chairs.
MPP MM Lucky Chairs
Located at the back of the store, Marquesse Pret a Porter group members can slap one or both Midnight Madness boards, and win prizes from the 5 Lucky Chairs. The MM Boards have one male gift and one female, while the Lucky Chairs have rotating gifts. Happy Shopping guys and gals!

 


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Rain Rain Go Away

Rain Rain Go AwayRain Rain Go Away…

This was the face I made as I looked out my kitchen window and noticed there was a soft but steady rain falling outside. I had plans to work in the garden today, but all I could do is watch the two flats of flowers get drenched. Fruit infused water in hand, I made the best of it anyway. Truthfully I generally enjoy rainy weather. It’s just that I had planned on sunshine today. Either way, it was nothing a little online bargain hunting couldn’t fix.

Speaking of fruit infused water, the drink in Pru’s hand is a current FREE group gift at Knot & Co. These Summertime Drinks come in Strawberry (shown), Pineapple, Cucumber, and Lemon. Each flavor has a wearable version and a version to rez.

There are two additional FREE group gifts available at Knot & Co. The minimal but pretty bracelets, and this pastel nail polish set. The bracelets come in a set of 2 for each wrist and can be manually resized. You can wear them together or individually. There’s also a color change hud in the package that will let you choose between 15 colors for the bands, and 7 metallic shades for the triangles.

The FREE group gift mani/pedi gift set at Knot & Co. lets you choose between a few pastel yellow or blue options, or you can choose the mixed option to achieve the look you see on Pru’s nails. Each hud will allow you to paint both fingernails and toenails.

Huds included: Slink, Maitreya, Omega

Come Again Another Day…Come Again Another Day

During my afternoon of bargain hunting rather than gardening, I also picked up the June group gift at 7 Deadly Skins. I’m glad I did too. I’ve always been a sucker for red lips and the June group aptly named Apple has very pretty red lips and some lovely winged eyeliner. While the gift is FREE to group members, the 7 Deadly Skins group does have a one time join fee of 225 lindens. This month’s group gift, Apple, is an omega applier only that comes in 2 tones (pineapple, and oak). The appliers do work for Omega compatible bodies and heads.

Here are the Details, Enjoy!

Hair – +Spellbound+ Toothbrush // Natural Selection

Skin – 7 Deadly s[K]ins – Apple June GIFT – FREE Group Gift/Group is 225L to Join 

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Shirt – Petite Mort– Beauty cropped tank

Bracelets – Knot&co. Triangle Bracelets – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Manicure – [Knot&co] Gift nail – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Drink Knot&co. Summertime Drinks – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Izzie’s

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Fab Free Designer Friday – 06/09/2017 – Costarlos

Costarlos Exterior
Well Hello Fab Free’rs! Can you believe it’s Friday already? This week’s Fab Free Designer Friday post is all about Costarlos. Yep, a menswear designer! You may be thinking this exterior shot of Costarlos looks somewhat familiar. Well that is because the Costarlos shop shares a location with BlackRose. The shops sit across a brick street from each other. I really like this shopping experience because it begins in such a pretty setting. You can even rez a bike for free and enjoy the scenery. As I’ve mentioned, Costarlos is mesh menswear designer. The style is what I would call classic, with a little bit of preppiness (that’s not a word but you get the idea!) and a little bit hipster. You’ll find everything from sports coats to graphic tees. There are even a few accessories upstairs along with a few cool looking flannels that I couldn’t help but notice.
Costarlos Offers & Gifts
The shop is clean and easy to navigate. You’ll notice a purple Fifty-Five Thursday kiosk just as you enter the shop, and three items on the wall that are all priced at 55 lindens currently. I don’t know how long these offers will be available, so don’t hesitate if you see something you like. To the left of the staircase you’ll find the FREE Costarlos Group Gifts and the exclusive Fab Free Group gift. The Costarlos group is FREE to join, as is the Fabulously Free in SL group. Carson showed the Fab Free exclusive gift in his post “Bike Break“.  You can also check out some of Carson’s other posts featuring the still available Costarlos group gifts and offers here, here, and here. Happy Shopping Fab Free!


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Don’t You Forget About Me

Mr. Toad

Life’s unexpected surprises…

I just wanted to let you all know that I haven’t forgotten about you. I am currently recovering from an unforeseen health issue and don’t have much energy to post. But don’t worry, I’ll be back soon enough with all new goodies to share with you.

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Carson is wearing …

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt: American Bazaar – Defi Sweater (Group Gift FREE 0L / 10L to join)
Shorts: Lavarock Creations – Robin Male Shorts (Group Gift FREE 0L / 0L to join)
Footwear: Vale Koer – Vasiforms with Color Change HUD (FREE group gift / 0L / free to join)

Sim: City of Minerva

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Fab Free Designer Friday – 06/02/2017 – Y&M Shop

Y&M Shop Desk
Hello hello Fab Free’rs! I hope you’ve all had a happy Friday. I can honestly say I think today may have been my longest day of all my days this week. It wasn’t a bad day, just long and productive. In the spirit of productivity, I’m excited to share with you this week’s Fab Free Designer Friday post, featuring Y&M Shop. The landing point for Y&M Shop sets you down in a center courtyard of sorts for the store. It’s there that you’ll find most of the information about the current goings on at the shop. In the surrounding corridors you can shop women’s fashion including casual wear, evening wear, and shoes until your pixel heart is content! Speaking of hearts content, there are lots of opportunities for gifts and inexpensive finds, you know for the Fab Free addicted heart in each of us.

YM Shop Gifts
You’ll also see several large Easter eggs scattered around the shop, and a huge poster in the center room of the store detailing what is inside each of the thirty-something eggs. Each egg is just 15 lindens. Also in the same area, you’ll see the colorful Fab Free group joiner. Just under the joiner is As always the Fab Free group is FREE to join. Right next to the fabulous Fab Free gifts are the Y&M Shop group gifts. There are so many, I didn’t count them, but let’s just say there are enough to do some serious damage to your inventory! The store group does have a one time fee of just 25 lindens to join. Happy Shopping Fab Free!


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My Summer Space

My Space
Hello Fab Free’rs!I don’t know about you, but I am definitely experiencing summer weather right now. It’s sunny and hot! About this time of year for the past few years I start hearing about creative ways people are creating personal space indoors and outdoors. The ladies especially seem to be getting in on this movement, I keep hearing terms like “She Shack” and “Woman Cave”.  Limited on both space and funds in real life, I decided to try this trend myself here in Second Life.

Fab Exclusives

Two of the items I picked up to create this little back porch oasis are Fab Free Exclusive group gifts. This means they are absolutely FREE! As a reminder, and for those who are new to Fab Free, the Fab Free group is always always always FREE to join. The first gift I picked up to get started on my little space is the lovely aqua blue wood background with the pretty climbing ivy plant shown in my photo. It is the FREE Fab Free exclusive gift from Cwtch.  The background lovely all on it’s own (my photo really doesn’t do it justice), still I liked it as the main “wall” for my little spot. Next I also picked up the current FREE Fab Free exclusive group gift from Storax Tree. That little kitty napping in her gilded hanging cage was just too cute to resist. Besides, even my quite spot needs a furry friend to keep me company. The open cage is usually quite a bit larger, but I sized it down using the built in touch menu.

Not all Dust Bunnies are Bad

Along with their recent FREE group gift, Dust Bunny released the cutest gacha set recently. The FREE group gift is the beautifully detailed diy rose tea set. This pretty little piece of decor would look lovely sitting on a table or counter. The Dust Bunny group is also FREE to join. In the name of sprucing up my quiet space, I also Dust Bunny’s new Woodland Dreams gacha while I picked up the group gift. The gacha is just 50 lindens per play, and there is a bonus gift awarded after 20 plays. I didn’t play that many times, so I can’t really comment on that gift, however you’ll find it pictured next to the gacha machine at Dust Bunny, then you can decide on your own if it’s worth the effort. I ended up with a good selection of the common furniture/decor items after just a handful of plays. The hanging macrame chair is probably my favorite of the group, there are around 20 female sit poses, and almost as many male sit poses in the chair. Of course picked one of the least feminine of all the female poses for this photo!

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Tableau Vivant \\ Starry Night \\ Updo – Ombre

Skin – Essences – Thea (Catwa & Omega) – Currently @Kustom 9

Head –  CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Kimono – Petite Mort– Hanako Dragon Kimono

Background/Divider – Cwtch. Climbing Ivy Backdrop FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Hanging Cage w/CatStorax Tree – Feline Hanging Bed Black Tux Ae – FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Rose Tea Set – dust bunny . diy rose tea . gift – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Dust Bunny Woodland Dreams Gacha Items – 50L per play

Body/Hands/Feet –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

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 Not Just for the Birds

Not Just for the Birds

 

The Pen is Mightier than the Beak….

With my coffee in one hand and my notepad in the other, I decided to head out to the yard to make notes for my next post. My goal is write a post about the other group gift at Angel DELUXE that I didn’t mention in my surfing post [HERE]. As I’m scribbling notes … comes in classic avatar sizes XS-XL… comfy look and feel…. FREE to members but the group has a 10L joining fee… blah blah…. an owl swoops down and takes my pen from my hand and perches on the garden wall… FINE! You write my next post….

Please allow me to introduce myself….

I’m Owlson.  Carson has so graciously allowed me to finish his post today. (I personally think he has writer’s block) I’ve just flown in from the Tres Chic Event event that I read about from Serena [HERE] and [HERE] and Love [HERE]. While I was circling the event, I was asking HOOever was around if there were gifts that were not geared strictly for the hens. I was fortunate enough to find a flock that was looking for the same things I was.  We soared from booth to booth finding great  nest home and garden items. I’ll list them below to save you from me trying to imitate Caiben’s droll sense of humor….

  • CHEZ MOI – Teal Wooden Bench
  • [Merak] – Cup and Notebook
  • Serenity Style- Rusty Birdhouse
  • Fashiowl Poses – Happy Birthday Gift w/ Owl Pose

If you noticed, you can even get a lifelike version of me in a perched  pose position from Fashiowl. All you need to do to get these great gifts is join the Tres Chic group for FREE and wear the group tag while picking up gifts at the Tres Chic Event.
This blogging gig is easy. I wonder if they have an opening for an owl who looks better in glasses than Caiben does?

EDIT: The gift from Fashiowl is IN the owl which is an owl balloon… I still like the owl….

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt: Angel DELUXE – Gray Sleeve Sweater (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 10L to join)
Pants: A&D Clothing  – James Jeans
Shoes: A&D Clothing – Barcelona

The Stuff…

CHEZ MOI – Teal Wooden Bench (Group Gift @ the Tres Chic Event FREE / 0L / 0L to join)

[Merak] – Cup and Notebook (Group Gift @ the Tres Chic Event FREE / 0L / 0L to join)
Serenity Style- Rusty Birdhouse Green (Group Gift @ the Tres Chic Event FREE / 0L / 0L to join)

Pose: Fashiowl Poses – Happy Birthday Gift w/ Owl (Group Gift @ the Tres Chic Event FREE / 0L / 0L to join)

Sim: Private

 

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Fab Free Designer Friday – 05/26/2017 – Belle Epoque

Belle Epoque Exterior
Hello there Fab Free’rs! I hope you’ve had a marvelous week and a very happy Friday. I’m excited about this week’s edition of Fab Free Designer Friday featuring Belle Epoque! If you’ve never visited Belle Epoque before, you must go. The clothing style is very unique. I think of it as softly feminine with a little bit of fantasy and some definite vintage flair. I spotted everything from casual dresses to elegant gowns. Along with a variety of women’s clothing, there is a whole room of gachas to discover. As you enter the Belle Epoque main location from the beautifully landscaped entrance, you’ll be greeted with the usual information desk. Directly to the left is where you’ll find the Belle Epoque group gifts.
Belle Epoque Gifts
There are two FREE Belle Epoque group gifts. The Belle Epoque group is FREE to join as well. A bit further to the left, you’ll see the Fab Free exclusive group gift, and a gift for Teleport Hub group members. As always the Fabulously Free in SL group is FREE to join. You may recall Edi had previously blogged the exclusive FREE gift for Fab Free group members in her post “Ice Dreams.” Don’t miss out on the opportunity to pick up these lovely gifts, and explore a shop with truly unique style!


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Siren of the Sea

Siren of the Sea 2

Happy Friday, Fabulouses!  After reading about the Flawless Sim’s Adventures in Babysitting, Ripley and I decided to give it a go.  This quest casts you in the role of a babysitter for two adventurous twins who wander off while shopping.  Your task is to try to locate the missing girls, and it seems that you are always just one step behind the troublesome duo.  During the quest, you wear a special HUD and visit 11 different stores on the sim, obtaining clues along the way.  When you successfully complete the mission, you are rewarded with 12 free gifts, one from each of the stores participating in the event, plus a bonus prize.  The only catch is that you have to complete the entire quest to receive the gifts.  It really wasn’t that hard…….we didn’t even need to rely on Ripley’s amazing nose.  The clues at each location gave pretty clear hints about where to go next.  You can pause the quest at any time, so you don’t have to complete it all in one sitting.

Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue

Normally, I sport a pair of deep chocolate eyes, but one of the free gifts in this hunt is a pair of startlingly blue peepers from Sinful Curves.  These eyes come in mesh as well as the classic version and have 3 variations of the white part of the eye to choose from:  average, bloodshot and bright.  I think they are simply stunning, with their clear, sparkling brilliance.   The pale hue lent a mysterious air to my magical mermaid.  ♫♪ Tune ♬ ♪

Always Be Yourself, Unless You Can Be a Mermaid…Then Always Be a Mermaid

At TempT, the pupster and I explored a magical underwater shop filled with fantastic skins and all things mer.  The free prize from this watery store was a deep, emerald green tail, which set the theme of my photo.  With a realistic looking scaly texture and a sweeping tail fin, you will be ready to play the role of siren, and lure sailors with your enchanting voice and music.  Although I don’t see myself dressing often as a mermaid, this outfit was definitely a fun way to change things up!

More Prizes in Our Next Post

Ripley and I will return soon with more prizes from our adventure in babysitting.  Until my next post, happy shopping questing!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  Sinful Curves Adorjan Eyes Glaucous (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hair:  Run Away Nymph Hair Blondes

Tail: TempT Quest Mesh Mer Tail (free prize for Adventures in Babysitting Quest at the Flawless Sim)

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Maison de L’amitie
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The Tide is High

The Tide is High

But I’m holding on…

…to my surfboard. The waves are gnarly today, the water is choppy and the surf is rough…. just the way I like it! I’m back at Kona Beach riding a few waves in a couple of new group gifts from Angel DELUXE. The Blue Tank Top lets everyone know I’m part of the Angel DELUXE surf team. The fitmesh tank comes in Slink & Signature sizes only and I had to do some body adjusting to get it to fit. Another group gift at Angel DELUXE is the Splattered Shorts with Belt. The shorts come in standard XS-XL sizes. Both these gifts are FREE to Angel DELUXE members , but there is a 10L fee to join the group. I’m still wearing the FREE Aviator Sunglasses group gift from Rebellion  that I previously showed [HERE].

Gnarlatious…

I am showing off another pose in the *Surf’s Up* gacha series by Le Poppycock. This pose is called Gnarlatious and can be won from the gacha for just 50L.

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt: Angel DELUXE – Blue Tank Top – BODYMESH (slink & Signature) (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 10L to join)
Shorts: Angel DELUXE – Splattered Shorts w/ Belt (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 10L to join)
Accessory: = REBELLION =  – Aviator Sunglasses (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 0L to join)

Pose: Le Poppycock – *Surf’s Up* Gnarlatious (Gacha $50L)

Sim: Kona Beach

CarsonCaibentag