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Free Furniture Pack for New Residents!

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Hey Fabbies!

I am still here!  Yours truly has been dealing with some rather hairy real life issues (still am!), but I haven’t forgotten you all!  My computer time is limited at the moment but I am hoping to be back to normal sooner rather than later!

So tonight I snuck in to show you something really special for those new to second life!  Amanda at Dench Designs has put together a free bundle of furniture and decor that new residents can pick up at her shop.  This starter pack is available free for any new residents under 30 days, just go to the shop, click the board to the right of the welcome desk and collect all this furniture and more!  Aside from the items I have shown here, there is also a fireplace, bathroom set up and campfire!

Amanda mentioned to me that she will be continuing to add more goodies to this pack as time goes on.  In looking at the sign she has up at the shop, she is already adding some garden goodies as well as a cute vanity for the bedroom area!

Even if you are older than 30 days, Dench Designs has some amazing finds, and all of the prices are super affordable and you will get well made items with lots of great poses!  Her Halloween store is a blast and I am sure I will be visiting that soon, since Halloween will be here before we know it!  (I’m not ready for the summer to end!!)

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Until next time gang!

❤ Arielle

Showcased above from Dench Designs Welcome Pack (Free for all residents under 30 days)

Photo 1 – Living room set (minus fireplace and building)

Photo 2 – Dining set (minus building)

Photo 3 – Grill and outdoor table set (minus building)


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Sakura Petals

Good evenin’ Fab Crew! Have you ever looked at something and thought, “Yeah… that’s okay. Cute enough.”  But then you really look at it and think, “WOW, how did I miss that? This is so so cool!”  Maybe it’s me… Anyway, I have two items for this post, one you’ve already seen but I couldn’t resist showing again and one I almost tossed out because it was ‘just another mini’. Both of these items are from the Dubai Third Anniversary round.

First is my hair. This is No_Reason from No_Match and our adorable Cre showed it off in her post here. I saw it and thought, “Browns… I don’t need brown hair,” But I unpacked it anyway and saw one of the browns was kinda auburn. I popped it on clicked ‘edit’ and then changed the color from basic white to a more orange color. And Bingo! Red hair!  I’m saying all this because with a little easy fiddling this Freebie was just right for me when I had thought it wasn’t at all. It goes to show ya, don’t pass up a free gift until ya mess around with it. You might miss out on something cool. Well, that and trust Cre, she knows what she’s doin’ 😉

Second, is my lovely new mini, the “Medea” dress from Flirt. When I unpacked it I was a little ‘meh’ about it. Then it rezzed fully and I took a closer look. The pink ‘splashes’ are gorgeous branches of cherry blossoms! The pattern reminds me of the old paintings on silk in Japanese art. The vibrant contrast of the delicate pink and white on the ink black background is really stunning. And the workmanship in the dress is simply beautiful. And to think I almost passed it by.

Sizes Included

  • Legacy
  • Maitreya
  • Maitreya Perky
  • Maitreya Petite

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Juli’s Stylin’

  • Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
  • Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
  • Ears – Swallow – Crossover
  • Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
  • Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set
  • Hair – No_Match – No_Reason – Seen here first with Cre

Dress – Flirt – Medea – FREE/0L – Free Group gift @ The Dubai Third Anniversary round – The group is free to join.

Photo Location – Backdrop City


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Fab Free 30 Days Page Updated

Are you new to Second Life, or perhaps know someone who is? If you answered yes to that question, you’ll want to check out the

Fab Free Under 30 Days Page.

It has just been updated, and has a full list of locations in Second Life that have gifts or helpful information specifically for new residents. Most gifts will require the avatar to be 30 days old or younger, however some are available for avatars up to 60 days old, and a few items do not have an age limitation. Have fun!


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Attention New Residents!

FabFree: Attention New Residents

Hello there Fabulouses!  Are you a new resident or know someone who is?  Ghee has a new FREE GIFT set out that is specifically for residents that are 30 days old or younger and the nice ladies at Ghee have sent me a copy so that I can show it off to you here on FabFree!  I’m also showing off a new group gift hairstyle at No.Match!

Clothes For Newbies!

Inside the New Avatars Welcome Gift, you’ll find the following items that will be compatible with your starter avatar, or with several of the mesh bodies listed below if you happen to be so lucky at such a young age!!  In just one stop, you’ll have a whole new casual outfit.

  • Biker Boots Slate Suede
  • Skinny Jeans in the sizes listed below.
  • Winter Wooly Sweater in the sizes listed below.

Sizes Included:

  • XXS – L Fitmesh  + alpha layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza

Before I move onto some more freebie news, I want to just point out a couple of things also for new residents looking for free items.

  1.  We have a whole list of stores that have gifts rezzed out for new residents and you can find that list [HERE].
  2.  If you are seeking clothing that fits the starter / system / classic avatar on FabFree, simply scroll down the right hand side of the blog until you find “categories” and select “classic avatars” from the drop down menu.  There you will find ONLY posts with items that will be compatible with that body!  [QUICK LINK TO CLASSIC AVATAR MATERIAL]

Christmas Carol

My curly hairstyle called Carol is a free group gift at No.Match!  It includes a full fatpack of colours, a texture change HUD for the bow and even and extra pair of Christmas bauble earrings (not shown today).  The No.Match inworld group is 50L to join, but there are tons of great hair gifts to be had for both guys and girls.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy (at The Pea Location)
Makeup Appliers –  Glam Affair Renee (at The Pea Location)
Eyes – IKON Sovereign Eyes Dusk
Hair – No.Match Carol (free group gift / 0L / 50L to join)

Sweater, Jeans & Boots – Ghee New Avatars Welcome Gift (free to Under 30 day residents)

Pose by LW Poses
Sim – Missing Melody

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FabFree – Under 30 Days / New Resident Gift Page Update!

Hey there Fabulouses! Our Under 30 Days / New Resident Gift Page has been updated to remove all of the dead / moved inworld slurls thanks to the hard work of Prudence Rexroth! (Thanks girl!)

Do a friendly good deed and help a new resident out – it will feel good!

If you are a new resident, please do take advantage of our list, and if you are a seasoned local please take a few moments to:

  1. Pass the link to new residents when you come across them inworld.
  2. Add our listing to your picks.

30 Days List:  https://fabfree.wordpress.com/fabfree-30-days-list/

Thank you, and enjoy the list!


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Silver Girl

Silver Girl
Hello there, Fabulous Readers  and Happy Friday at last!  I’m super excited about my post today because Ripley and I have a special surprise to share with you in just a bit.  We hope you enjoy it!

Silky Soft Sweater

I know I’ve blogged about TRS Designs quite a bit lately, but there are so many lovely gifts there that I just can’t resist returning again and again.  My high necked Meghan sweater is my latest Fabulous Find at the shop.  With sleeves that completely cover my wrists and an extra long waistline, I could see myself wearing this top in real life (I can never find sleeves long enough for my arms).  I really like its realistic folded texture and silvery sheen.  This cozy winter top is a free gift for members of the TRS Designs group, which is completely free to join!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, and L (includes alpha layer)
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine
  • Venus

It’s Full Bento and It’s Free?!

This week, I heard about a Bento AO that new residents (under 90 days) can pick up for free at the SEmotion in-world store.  The SEmotion Newbie Girl AO HUD includes four stand poses, three sits, two ground sits, an athletic jump, Bento hand movements, and a sassy walk animation.  This is one sweet deal!  You haven’t been left out fellas – there is also a male version available.  If you’ve been in SL a bit longer than 90 days, you can scoop up this animation override for just 1 little Linden dollar at the SEmotion Marketplace shop.  It’s really cute!  In order to take advantage of the full Bento capabilities of this HUD, you need a Bento avatar, but I tested it on a classic avatar, and other than the hands being different, it worked just fine.  I knew I wanted to feature this AO in a blog post, but I really didn’t think a still picture would do it justice, so I tried my hand at creating a video about it for you.  It’s my first attempt at vlogging, and I know I have a lot to learn, but I hope you watching enjoy it!

Watch on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHgup2GWFdY&feature=youtu.be

Well, that’s a wrap for tonight.  Thank you for reading (and checking out the vlog post).  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Karla

Eyes:  Avi-Glam Lucent Eyes in Cocoa

Hair:  Wasabi // HAIR Store January Mesh Hair

Sweater:  TRS Designs Meghan Sweater Silver (free group gift – 0L/0L to join)

Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris White

Shoes:  ROC Canvas Sneaker Classic

AO:  SEmotion Newbie Girl AO HUD (free for residents under 90 days/otherwise 1L on the Marketplace)

Pose (Still Picture) Diesel Works

Sim:  (for both still picture and video clip)  Felicite Isle

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FabFree 30 Days Gift List Updated!

Good morning everyone!  Just hopping on the dashboard real quick to let you know that the FabFree 30 Days Gift List, which is a full listing of gifts available for new residents under 30 days old specifically –  has been updated.  (Thank you Kathryn Vayandar!)

FabFree 30 Days Gift Listing

If you find a location that is a bad link or a gift that is not on the listing, please do pass a notecard to Love Trill so that we can update that listing again.

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Placing the link to our FabFree 30 Days Gift List in your profile picks and direct new residents to it is very helpful to them in building up their inventories (and will save you dragging them around!)


Fab Free Designer Friday – 05/05/2017 – Sevyn East

Sevyn East
Happy Friday Fab Free’rs! This week I have the pleasure of sharing with you another of the Fabulous designers, Sevyn East. I personally only discovered Sevyn East for myself about a year ago I’d say. I wish I’d discovered their sassy feminine fashion style sooner. The shop specializes women’s clothing and accessories with a sexy but casual style. Right now the Sevyn East store group is FREE to join. This means you can join the group and pick up the 3 currently available Sevyn East group gifts for FREE!
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As you stroll through the garden at the Sevyn East landing point and enter the main store, you’ll find the usual wall of hunt and store affiliation information to the left. This is where you’ll also find the Sevyn East group gifts, and the current event exclusives. Also, you can get your copy of the FREE Fabulously Free in SL group exclusive gift in that same area. If you missed it, Love did a gorgeous post showing this FREE gift titled “No Ride“.  Don’t forget you’ll need to wear the Fab Free group tag for this gift. The Fab Free group is always FREE to join. If you haven’t already, add Sevyn East to your weekend shopping spots, you won’t be disappointed!


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Vintage Homecoming

SARTORIA – Franks Place Formal Suits $0L Open Jacket

Who is this guy?

For those who don’t know me, I’m Carson, FabFree’s newest AND oldest vintage blogger. I was originally hired By Renee Lowenhart in March of 2010 as the male blogger for FabFree, writing alongside Renee,  Whisper Swansong , and Farah Palmer. I also remember helping pick an upstart blogger in 2011 named Love Trill, who by the way likes to call me “vintage”… her word for old.  I spent over two years writing over 1000 posts about free and cheap finds in Second Life before I retired from blogging and SL in 2012. I’ll be sharing my finds with you once or twice a week (as opposed to once or 5 times daily, like before) and tell a few of my goofy stories along the way.

Carson’s first find.

The first find I am going to show is more for new residents who land in Second Life, because let’s be honest, after being away for four years, I’m feeling a bit newbish. When I originally landed in SL back in 2008, I was looking for others to chat with and listen to music.  One of the first places I went to was Frank’s Place Jazz Club. Having not much inventory, no Lindens and walking into a swingin’ joint with a dress code could be pretty daunting. Fortunately, this destination provided residents with a basic suit as to not draw attention to yourself (and risked being bounced) by wearing jeans and a t-shirt. Frank’s Place partnered with SARTORIA to create an updated version of the original Franks Formal Suit. This can be found just inside the main entrance to the club. Walk straight from the landing point and up the steps .

What’s in the box?

This suit for system bodies (yeah… back in the day they were just called bodies) comes with pants and two jackets, buttoned, and unbuttoned for a more casual look. also included are a pair of black dress shoes. (New Resident Tips: Because all the sliders on the shoes are all the way to the right, edit the shoes to make them look more formal and less like you raided Gene Simmons’ closet. Also, many destinations have free items, look at landing points and main building entrances.)

Nothing for the ladies?

Frank’s Place also has a free black dress for the ladies, but I just don’t have the legs to pull off that gown. 🙂

 

SARTORIA – Franks Place Formal Suits $0L Closed Jacket

 

What’s next for Carson?

I’m hoping you all join me on my journey to create Carson 2.0. In the coming posts I plan on slowly transforming myself to a version that isn’t made with four years old parts. But then again, some people will always call me “vintage”.

 

Carson is wearing… 

Outfit –  SARTORIA  – Franks Place Formal Suit  $OL  (Available at Franks Place)

Skin – Belleza – (circa 2012)

Hair – Lelutka – (circa 2011)

Sim – Frank’s Place 
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Visit the Gacha Yard Sale!

FFHQ Yard Sale

Hello Fab Free’rs! Need a great way to spend a little time? Want to enjoy some pretty fall landscaping and pick up some amazing bargains while you’re at it? Stop by the Gacha Yard Sale at Fabulously Free in SL Headquarters! There are items from several gacha events, past and present, and the inventory is constantly changing. What makes it such a bargain? Nothing is ever more than 50 lindens, and quite a few items are much less, even rares! Don’t forget to stop in the Fab Free Headquarters building and check out the latest FREE FFHQ gifts.