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A Class Act!

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I was sitting around the coffee shop as I often do, waiting for inspiration to strike me. I would do it at home, but you know that look you get when you think of something smart? Well, I figure if I am ever gonna get that look, I want to make sure someone sees me wearing it! So I was sitting in the coffee shop and suddenly like BOOM! There it was…”The Riler University Of Art!” For only five lindens a class, you can learn from the Masters. (I am only gonna hire people with the last name of Masters to instruct students.) For that small class fee, you will have a unique opportunity to be taught by the best people willing to work for me. You will learn how to use words like “create” which instantly increases the value of a piece of work over one that you “did”! Art can be a very messy and complex area of study, so what better way to learn about it than from people who don’t deal in complexities? At The Riler University Of Art, we make art! Or actually, we make you make art. Either way, there is art and you. That is what we are all about.

Above, you can see me preparing for a class. Of all the jobs I have ever had that I could do in a bathrobe, this is truly the most rewarding! Sadly…the most financially rewarding. The masculine looking black bathrobe I am wearing is a free gift from Gothicatz, their Logo Black Robe. Suitable for making coffee to drink in a sunlit breakfast nook, or perhaps to wear while binge watching The Walking Dead in the flickering light of the living room TV, a good robe can be very versatile indeed! This one fits quite well, coming in five sizes. Although it does bear a good amount of logo-ing on its texture, it is a very well made Mesh robe. Stop by Gothicatz and pick it up, a man can accomplish many great things without leaving his favorite bathrobe. Those are truly words to live by.

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7 Deadly S{K}ins is one of my all time favorite skin stores on the grid, and for men probably the single most generous one I am aware of. Congratulations to them for reaching their third Anniversary on Second Life! The celebration is now in full swing and all male avies who have not yet joined 7DS should consider doing so right away, as their group join is on sale for only 13L right now. On top of that, Izara has put out the Zyon Anniversary skins you see me wearing in this week’s pictures. Included in the 13L box are two skin tones (Cotton and Taupe) with three variations of facial hair for each. As if that isn’t enough, each of those comes with and without hairbase and they even throw in SLINK and OMEGA appliers too! This gift is bursting with goodies and a bargain at only 13L! When you visit 7 Deadly S{K}ins, make sure you pick up the March group gift skin as well. It is every bit as handsome as this one is! Join the group today and pick up this fantastic 13L Anniversary gift. It’s only going to be out for a very limited time, so get going and pick this up!

Riler University, it turns out, has temporarily shuttered its windows I am sad to announce. There were some unsavory rumors spread around that it was merely an excuse for me get naked and collect some pocket change. As soon as my legal problems come to an end, I will be back to help you make art all over the place! Believe me, that’s a promise! Until then, take care and see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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Robe – Gothicatz Gothicatz Logo Black Robe (Free Gift / 0L )

Skin – 7 Deadly S{K}ins ZYON Anniversary Skin Box (13L Gift / 13L / Third Anniversary Gift)
Censored Box – Strange & Beautiful Censored box (Free Gift / 0L / Free Marketplace Item )

Hair – Damselfly Hitch
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes In Fjord

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This Is An 80’s Take On Me.

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Hello again all my radical readers! I’m totally channeling the 80’s today. I was born in the 80’s, so was really too young to appreciate them while in them. Now though, I love everything about that decade, and when I received the Midnight Mania board gift from Tori’s Stylez, I was transported back in time. Do you like my A-Ha inspired picture? *grins*

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OK, now that you all have seen a picture that really shows what I’m wearing, let me tell you about it. My super cute dress, and thigh-high boots are what you will get if the Midnight Mania board over at Tori’s Stylez gets it’s required 75 slaps. The Shirazz dress in pink is mesh, and comes in the standard SL sizes, as well as several mesh body sizes. It also has a texture change hud for that little striped peekaboo part of the dress, with loads of colour choices. The Sammi boots are also mesh, and come in sizes for several mesh bodies, but none specifically for standard SL avs. However, I found for my standard medium shape, the Isis sized boots fit perfectly! As if that wasn’t enough, there is also a set of grey panties included, both clothing layer, and through an omega applier. I know right! So much, and all for free:)

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Naturally, I needed some jewelry, and it couldn’t be typical, it needed to be fun! While opening up the many gifts that I grabbed from the Liaison Collaborative‘s 3rd Anniversary round, I came across the simple, but totally not boring, necklace and earring set from Lybra. You get both a gold and silver set of these, and I think they are just the right amount of funky to live up to the 80’s image. Not everything has to be big, bold and neon coloured to pull off this look. This jewelry is free, and the Liaison Collaborative is open until March 30th, so if you haven’t been yet, you still have time!

My last addition is the pretty skin I have on. It is the current free group gift from AlterEgo for the Toxxic Design Studios group. Now, this group does have a L$500 join fee, but this is the second group gift I’ve gotten from them since I joined, with more to come, so I think it’s a small price to pay. Ayla comes in the rose tone, and if you need appliers, they are conveniently located underneath the poster, each for a small fee. I think the cat’s eye eyeshadow is perfect.

OK, before I head out, just wanted to give a shout out to my picture location. Sometimes it’s really hard to find a locale that works with whatever look I’ve put together, but I was lucky with Joystick’s Arcade. There is no denying its decade😛 Most of the arcade games are even playable! If you love the 80’s, or arcades, you need to go take a look.

That’s it for me! I shall leave you all with my title 80’s song, you know you’ll want to sing along. Until I see you all again, TTFN!


What is Calle showing you…

Dress and Boots – Tori’s Stylez-Shirazz-Pink (free Midnight Mania board gift – 75 slaps needed to lock)
Necklace and Earrings – !:Lybra:! TLC BDAY jewelry set silver (free gift @The Liaison Collaborative)
Hair – [e] Desta – Ravens
Skin – alterego I group gift [ayla-rose-gen2] (free group gift/L$500 to join)
Brows – Soiree – Sloane Brows #Ebony
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and Mani– SLink

Poses – *~*HopScotch*~* Drama Queen

Location – Joystick’s Arcade

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Grim, And Yet So Pleasant A Find!

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Hi everyone! Sadly, the excellent Jack Or Jill Hunt is over. There is, however, at least one free prize a creator has left out for us straggling hunters, and it is not to be missed! The Little Bat offered the Grim Outfit W/Hud for the Jack Or Jill Hunt containing the Grim Jacket & Shirt shown above. The jacket is a one piece mesh combo featuring a simple denim jacket, well-textured and very realistic-looking over a foreboding skull T-Shirt. The Tee is texture change via included hud and offers you six color choices to choose from. I really appreciate it when designers offer us something with texture change options. It moves the items high up on my “Wanted” list. That isn’t all that is included in this free gift though! The Little Bat also throws in the jeans I am wearing in two styles: Straight and Tapered. Both versions come in five sizes as does the Jacket & Shirt combo, so getting a good fit will be a breeze. Run to get this item, it could be gone any minute!

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Pru previously mentioned a store over at the shopping event called Swank here. Swank is a themed monthly sales event and this month the theme is “Luck Of The Irish”! There are free gifts and inexpensive gachas to be found there, so it is worth popping by for a visit. It just so happens when I was over there I found something I liked quite a bit! The Safety Vest – The Boss from Dita Couture is at The Swank Event on a Gacha for only 30L per play. It looks very realistic and while it isn’t something you would normally wear every day, it is definitely a fun item to pick up. It could come in very handy role-playing on Second Life or if you happen to be a male dancer, it could be part of a very sexy stage outfit. Either way, for only 30L it is something that deserves your consideration.

Also at The Swank Event are the free eyes I am wearing this week, the Ivernia Shamrock Eyes from Dulce Secrets. To show off how nice they are, I inset a close up on the top picture which hopefully does them justice. They are offered in both regular and Mesh versions and make for an excellent free gift to pick up. I collect eyes on SL and was thrilled to add these to my collection, I hope you will be too!

That’s it for me, now it’s time to wander off to first life for a while. I hope you all have some fun tonight on the grid, however you enjoy spending your time there. For now I will leave you my friends with my best wishes, have fun and see you on the grid very soon!—–WHC Riler

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Grim Outfit – The Little Bat Grim Outfit W/Hud (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Jack Or Jill Hunt)

Safety Vest – Dita Couture – The Safety Vest – The Boss (30L per play gacha @ The Swank Event )
Eyes – Dulce Secrets – Ivernia Shamrock Eyes (Free / 0L / Swank Free Group Gift)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

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Lucky Me!

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I’m feeling lucky today! Are you? It must be all these lucky finds out on these great March hunts! The Women’s Stuff Hunt is proving lucky indeed with some great finds… like this applier shirt and this belly button ring!

To get my fun applier corset top, which comes in a universal hud or system layers either one, just take a jaunt over to 1 Hundred. It will only cost you a little hunting for the little red Women’s Stuff Hunt T-shirt and the tiny sum of 1L.

My fun 4-leaf clover belly button ring is courtesy of Vengeful Threads and is a FREE Women’s Stuff Hunt gift if you take a look around their main-store and find the little red T-shirt.

After all that hunting, I decided to head over to The Blarney Stone, where the drinks were on the house! Cheers!

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Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Curious
Top – 1 Hundred. – Scandalous Vest V.3. Emerald (1L Gift for the Women’s Stuff Hunt)
Pants – E-Clipse – Dorothy Jeans Rigid Indigo
Jewelry – Vengeful Threads – 4 Leaf Clover Belly ring (FREE Women’s Stuff Hunt Gift)
Drink – [ kunst ] – Kunsteiner glass / Lager (FREE courtesy of The Blarney Stone)

Pose by Label Motion

Sim Location – The Blarney Stone

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Shiny Shabby Surely!

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Hello everyone! It is I, your intrepid male freebie/cheapie hunter with a quick post for you. February will be over soon and will bring to a close two fabulous hunts: Menstuff and Jack Or Jill. If you have been putting it off, now is the time to start hunting! The amount of quality men’s hunt prizes available at the moment is impressive, and all yours for a little bit of effort! Even more time sensitive, though, is a pair of freebies that are available right now and will not be out very much longer.

Shiny Shabby is celebrating it’s anniversary on Second Life by throwing a big sales event featuring an unbelievable number of freebies. The Hoorenbeek stall at Shiny Shabby is offering as its free anniversary gift the Mesh Military Boots in Burgundy. As with all Hoorenbeek products, the texturing is amazing and the overall quality is excellent. I never pass up an opportunity to pick up free Hoorenbeek and neither should you, especially since this gift comes with both male and female versions in the box. The boots come in regular and short variations with the eyelets and laces texture changable via hud, and if that isn’t generous enough they also include the mesh jeans i am wearing and the mesh belt in two variants! While over at Shiny Shabby also check out what Amacci has put out as a free gift. The Zenith Eyes in Mocha are a striking set of Mesh eyes adjustable via hud. Additionally included are versions for those who prefer using legacy eyes. As you can see by the many Shiny Shabby items featured on Fab Free this week, it is an event not to be missed. Now you have two more excellent reasons to head on over there!

I started this post mentioning two great men’s hunts that are winding up this month. Rispetto Designsfree Jack Or Jill Hunt gift is the Devin MESH Jacket & Hoodie in Army. As you can see from my lead picture it is a very casual looking garment. Appearing to be made up of multiple layers, this one piece of integrated mesh is beautifully textured to look well-worn and comfortable. Coming in five sizes, two of which are fitmesh, this is a free hunt gift definitely worth getting your hands on. Also on the Jack Or Jill Hunt is the free hunt gift from 7 Deadly S{K}ins. The River in Taupe skin is a very handsome skin. Even though I usually like to show off skins by getting close to naked, this time I decided to spare all of you the gratuitous near nudity and just tell you it’s a fine example of the kind of quality skins 7 Deadly S{K}ins is known for producing. When you are picking up these two hunt gifts look for the Menstuff Hunt prizes as well since both stores are also participating in that also.

That is all I have for you at the moment, but rest assured I will try to tempt you into going hunting at least once more before this month is over. Until next time my friends, take care and see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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Boots! – Hoorenbeek Mesh Military Boots – Burgundy (Free / 0L / Shiny Shabby Anniversary Gift)
Eyes – Amacci Shiny Shabby Anniversary Gift Zenith Eyes in Mocha (Free / 0L / Shiny Shabby Anniversary Gift)

More Information about the Jack Or Jill Hunt can be found here.
More Information about the Menstuff Hunt can be found here.

Hoodie – Rispetto Designs Devin MESH Jacket & Hoodie – Army (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Jack Or Jill Hunt)

Skin – 7 Deadly S{K}ins River in Taupe (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Jack Or Jill Hunt)

Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

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Music to My Ears

Quality FREE clothes in Second Life are always music to my ears! And if you haven’t stopped by Free Dove lately to check out the many wonderful offerings by all the creative designers who come together in one great location to give you goodies, you are missing out! I’m giving you a peek at just a few items you can pick up at Free Dove to give you an idea of the lovely things available!

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Free Dove has it all for both Ladies and Gents… from the casual to the elegant! My fun casual side tie t-shirt and skirt outfit above with its cute Gothic print on the shirt is a FREE gift you can pick up courtesy of Iconica at Free Dove. Like all the gifts, no group is required. Just buy it for 0L.

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Free Dove has plenty of elegant looks as well. Don’t be fooled by my casual attire in the first picture. I picked up this classy Simply Dressy black dress by Apple May Designs for FREE at Free Dove as well. It is their current FREE gift at the location. It is just long enough to be a cocktail dress, but a little short for my modesty, so I paired it with a pair of capris from my inventory, but you could certainly wear it alone!

I also nabbed a pair of really stylish FREE slink heels by Vavien Stylish while I was there. These strappy stilettos were just the thing to keep my dress looking dressy, even though I paired it with jeans😉

There really are too many great FREE gifts at the Free Dove to share with you in one post. Don’t wait, head there and check it out for yourself!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

All Outfits:
Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Stella w/ Glam Affair Base Applier hud
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Cynthia

Outfit 1:
Outfit – Iconica – Pleases Please (0L/FREE to all Gift @ Free Dove)

Outfit 2:
Dress – Apple May Designs – Simply Dressy in Black (0L/FREE to all Gift @ Free Dove)
Jeans – E-Clipse – Dorthy Jeans Rigid Indigo
Shoes – *Vavien Stylish – Nadia Ankle Straps Stilettos in Black (0L/FREE to all Gift @ Free Dove)

Poses by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Virtual Chelsea Hotel – “Nirvana of Bohemia. This is the Official virtual reproduction of the NYC Chelsea. Bringing the infamous mecca of bohemia, Art, Music, Literature to SL.”

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Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez

Fabulous Fat Tuesday, FabFree-ers!

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Yep, it’s Mardi Gras Tuesday and 25 Linden Tuesday all rolled up into one! So let’s Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!

First is my sparkly ‘Carnival’ top from It’s Gau. This is a new designer to me and I’m very excited to have discovered them. There are tons of group gifts, lucky boards and specials all over the store. This cute tank top ( With attached bikini top) and the matching tee for the gentlemen are the current group gift. It comes in the standard Mesh sizes XS-L and has it’s own alpha layer. Since this is a Mardi Gras gift… the Group Gift at It’s Gau may change very soon so hurry over if you need to snatch it up.

My beads are a Marketplace find. These are ‘Mardi Gras Beads’ from Dreamwalker Creations and they are free for everyone. Don’t they really set off my whole Mardi Gras look?

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My gorgeous mask is from Chimeric Arts and it’s  their special for 25 Linden Tuesday. I can’t believe the details and just the quality of the build. I was so excited to find it for such a low price. Chimeric Arts is offering three of the ‘Feathered and Beaked’ masks and three ‘Half Face’ masks as well for the special.

My cute pose is also a 25 Linden Tuesday find! This is ‘The Guard’ pose pack from Belle Epoque. You get six poses all for 25L. I like each of them and had a hard time picking one for this post. So I’m betting you’ll be seeing lots more of this pose pack in the future.

 

25L Tuesday runs all day today so don’t delay getting your shop hopping on!

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Feet + Nails Slink mesh Casual Hands + SLink High Feet + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hair – Tameless – (10L gift at the Truth or Dare Affair)
Jeans – Etchaflesh – Amelia -We saw them here first
Shoes – designer sadly no longer available

 

Top – It’s Gau – Carnival Top W/ Bikini – (FREE/0L/ Group Gift group is free to join)

Jewelry – Dreamwalker Creations – Mardi Gras Beads – (FREE/0L/Free gift on the Marketplace)

Mask – Chimeric Arts – Feathered and Beaked Mask – (25L as part of 25Linden Tuesdays Sale)

Pose – Belle Epoque – The Guard – (25L as part of the 25Linden Tuesdays Sale)

 

Location – St. John Parish

 

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The Wash Bi-annual Cart Sale : Rispetto Designs

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Happy Wednesday everyone! The Wash Bi-annual Cart Sale is about to end, so I wanted to make sure that you know this is your last chance to scarf up some great 10L bargains. The item I chose to highlight today is the Tempore Mesh Outfit from the Rispetto Designs cart. It consists of a toasty, nicely-textured sweater in a wine color, and a pair of blue jeans. Both items are provided in five sizes for a good fit and make for a cozy casual winter outfit. Truly a bargain at 10L! The deals don’t end there though. The Rispetto Designs cart is packed with 10L items for guys to check out including more sweaters, jeans and a pea coat! I am sure there is something on the cart for everyone. If you can, check out the final day of The Wash Bi-annual Cart Sale today, where 10L can get you some seriously nice garments. That’s all for the moment. Take care and see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

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Outfit – Rispetto Designs – Tepore MESH Outfit – Wine (10L / The Wash Bi-annual Cart Sale )
NOTE- This includes both the sweater and jeans for only 10L!

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59
Eyes – Ikon Triumph Eyes in Armor

 

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The Wash Bi-annual Cart Sale : JZ For Men

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Greetings everyone! This week I am covering some great bargains to be found over at The Wash Bi-annual Cart Sale where 10L will buy you an amazing variety of items! Now, this cart sale is on until the 6th of January, so there is plenty of time left to check out some amazing deals on display. The first cart I’ll show you is the JZ For Men cart, offering an extremely attractive sweater in five different color combinations. Each one is well textured and they caught my eye because they are quite realistic in every color variation offered. Each sweater comes in a full range of sizes, plus fitmesh versions, so the fit is excellent. For 10L, you can’t go wrong! Also in the pic, I am wearing the tan Mesh jeans they have on the sale cart. I am glad they included them on the cart since they go so nicely with the sweaters, and for another 10L were well worth the price. That’s it for now, let’s put an end to the myth that we all hear often on SL that men don’t shop. Come on down to The Wash. Until next time, I will see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

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WHC is wearing…

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Sweater – JZ For Men JZ for Men Zip Sweater Stripes burg/tan (10L each/ The Wash Bi-annual Cart Sale )
Jeans – JZ For Men *DD* JZ Mens Classic Jeans – Tan (10L / The Wash Bi-annual Cart Sale )

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Beard – Hot Dive Expansion Beard0-2b
Hair – Exile Jack
Eyes – Ikon Triumph Eyes in Armor

 

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Firestorm Brings Us Spooky Nights!

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Happy Wednesday everyone, and Happy Veteran’s Day to my American friends! Hunting has picked up on the grid lately and right now there are plenty of great items to be had for FREE or at a minimal price. This week I concentrated on the Spooky Nights Hunt presented by Firestorm. With close to 150 FREE hunt gifts spread out over five Firestorm sims, there is definitely enough hunting to keep a person busy (especially when the person in question loves to find freebies!)

The FREE Spooky Nights Hunt prize from Tiffany Designs is a highly smart-looking Mesh garment. The TD Bruno Mesh Blazer is a one piece mesh jacket with the shirt and tie integrated into it. While provided with it is a white pair of slacks, I feel that it really shines with a pair of black dress pants that I pulled from my inventory. The textures are done well and look natural, as if they are separate items of clothing. For the Spooky Nights Hunt, the hunt object you are looking for is a skull. This particular hunt prize has the unusual name “FS-SNH-Bones -Ripple stud Watchers Design I.” It is actually store number eighteen on the “Bones” leg of the hunt, so that you can find the appropriate hint on the Firestorm Spooky Nights Hunt hint page.

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For a more laid back look PoshTale has contributed the Jireh Hooded Shirt to the “Wicked” leg of the Spooky Nights Hunt. It has a rough, masculine texture and comes with a 10-color hud! Nicely designed hoodies show up often in store hunts these days, but finding one that includes such a variety of textures is uncommon. It comes in five sizes, plus an additional five in fitmesh. It’s an excellent FREE hunt prize and I heartily recommend that you take a look at it. As I mentioned above, the hunt object is a skull and PoshTale is store number 14 on the “Wicked” leg of the hunt.

The Firestorm Spooky Nights Hunt is huge and fun to do. Don’t miss this opportunity. Stay tuned because later this month I will show off some of the super sexy stuff from the Animations Rising gift. It is an amazingly generous package and you won’t believe what’s in it! Until then, take care everyone! See you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

 

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The Bruno Mesh Blazer – Tiffany Designs The Bruno Mesh Blazer  (FREE/Spooky Nights Hunt Prize “Bones” path)

Jireh Hooded Shirt – PoshTale Jireh Hoodie w/10 color hud  (FREE/Spooky Nights Hunt Prize “Wicked” path)

Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes in Fjord
Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

This week’s pics were taken at my favorite FREE photo studio. Having a good selection of equipment, Karu’s Korner photo studio is great for bloggers, taking profile pics and stalking me. Take a look when you have a chance, it is very nice.

Interested in Firestorm’s Spooky Nights Hunt? Follow this link to get to the hunt page and start hunting. The hunt is on til the end of the month, and all the prizes are FREE!

 

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