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Of flowers

Of flowers

Hello, once again dear Readers and welcome to the second edition of Edi’s Costume Ideas. I know, I know it’s probably not the snazziest of segment names but let’s get down to business, shall we? Today I bring to you the fantastically flowery Day of the Dead corset. This dramatic outfit is the new group gift from BlueMoon Enterprise and one that you can snap up for free just by joining the group. There is no sign-up fee so all you have to do is click and enjoy! With its color scheme of deep reds and blacks, this outfit is certain to be eye-catching.

I love the wonderful extras that come along with this gift. Together with the mesh corset, you will receive mesh garters, a mesh lace necklace, and panties just to name a few for starters. Aside from the panties, which comes in only system layers the corset, garters and necklace come in five standard mesh sizes (XXS-L). Don’t worry about anything poking out though as both the corset and necklace come with spiffy alpha layers. Now comes the fun part, as you can choose to wear the outfit as is or add a bit of flowery flair to it using the different flower attachments that can be found in the package. Points of attachments are the waist, neck, and hair (not pictured) and you can mix and match to your heart’s content.

If by any chance the outfit is not already dramatic enough for you, you can add the waist sash and the train. In this age of mesh that we all live our Second Lives in I must admit that I don’t have a lot of flexi things in my inventory but the train is so much fun and I love the way it moves and swishes behind you.

To tie the whole look together I put on the White Stag mask from Hextraordinary that you can get by playing the store’s gacha machine at the Salem macabre market and gacha gallows. It’s 50L per play and there are so many great masks up for grabs. I’ll probably be heading over again just to see if I can win one of the rare ones! And speaking of gacha, the hair pictured is from Analog Dog’s latest offering at The Epiphany. I’m a lover of odd colors and tints for hair and was very pleased that this one comes with a number of different highlights.

Of flowers headshot

However, if you don’t feel like wearing a mask, the Day of the Dead outfit comes with its own makeup layer. It’s aptly named Sugar Skull and it’s eye-popping colors stand out even if, like me, you’d like to hide in the shadows for a while.

Well! I’m off to see if there are other costumes to sniff out. Wish me luck and I’ll catch you later!



On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Maple
Hair – Analog Dog Windswept (Gacha/75L per play/@ The Epiphany)
Eyes – Arise Sunny Eyes Grey (Past SLB13 gift)
Feet – Slink High
Outfit –BlueMoon Enterprise Day of the Dead (0L/Group Gift/No join fee required)
Mask –  Hextraordinary  (Gacha/50L per play/@ Salem Event)

Pose – Elephante

Sim – Follow your bliss


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Use Your Card!

Wondering what to do with that 150L inworld gift card you picked up at MOoH! as a group gift?  How about this snuggly belted sweater dress in blue that is on sale for 99L currently?🙂.

I used the gift card I picked up this month to pay for it, and it was free to me!  This group is 100L to join, but when you do, you gain access to monthly group gifts [October’s Group Gift Blogged Here], an entry to a group only raffle and a 150L store gift card!  Of course you aren’t limited to this item – you can use it on anything in the store, and in fact…  I used it once at an event that MOoH was participating in on one of their items so you aren’t even just limited to their mainstore!

This particular dress comes in XXS-L sizes with an extra set of shorter arm sizes in case your sleeves are too long.  An alpha layer is included for those on the system body!

Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Helena
Head Applier – Glam Affair Nancy
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Armor
Hair – Elua Molly (75L per play @ The Epiphany)
Dress – MOoH! Sweater Dress wt Belt Blue (99L to purchase… but use your 150L monthly group gift card and it’s free / 100L to join)
Shoes – Pure Poison Antonia Boots (featured @ Collabor88)
Pose by Secret Body

Sim – Honeycomb



Perfectly Posh in Pearls

Glancing Back

Happy Saturday, wonderful readers!  This morning, Ripley and I started our weekend the way we always do… reading the Fabulously Free in SL blog.  While I was admiring Loki’s sensuous photo here, Ripley insistently nosed the Group Gift Listing link in the corner of the Fab Free web page.  Of course, with my pooch’s gift for finding fashion, I immediately followed his lead and discovered not one, but two, new, free, fabulous gifts for Fab Free group members that, in my mind, coordinate with each other spectacularly.

With a few quick teleports and clicks, I became the proud new owner of Posh Tale’s free, elegant Margot gown and Tiffany Designsfree back necklace.   The opulent sheen of the double stranded pearls contrasts beautifully with the subtle shimmer of the floor length, formal gown.  From the front, the necklace appears to be a traditional pearl strand, but from behind, it drapes beautifully and emphasizes the line of your back.  I love the way the dress leaves my shoulders bare to feel the caress of the moonlight.  The gown includes a HUD that allows you to select one of 16 colors, and comes in 5 sizes for classic avatars.  Although there was no applier for mesh bodies, I was able to wear the gown just fine by adjusting the alpha on my Maitreya Lara body.  After adding simple pearl studs from Caroline’s jewelry, and slipping on some black heels (more on these shoes in my blog post coming tomorrow), I accompanied Ripley to the outdoor ballroom at the Invictus sim.

Perfectly Posh

While the night breeze ruffled Ripley’s fur, we wandered around the grounds of this beautifully decorated sim, which is inspired by the poem of the same name by William Ernest Henley.  It’s a Linden Endowment for the Arts exhibit and is well worth exploring.  I discovered the Invictus sim by reading this blog post by Ziki Questi.  It has more in depth information if you are interested, and is enjoyable to read.  Periodically, falling stars blazed a trail across the purple and mauve streaked sky while we walked around.  Legend has it that if you wish upon a shooting star, your wish will come true.  Here’s hoping that all your wishes come true this weekend.  Until tomorrow, happy shopping!

~ Kat and Ripley

Kat is wearing …
Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah in Jamaica (at Collabor88)

Lipstick Applier:  Curves Cherry Glossy Lipstick Catwa (70L)

Eyeliner Applier:  Euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  (back view) Magika Honest  (front view)  Truth Cerys

Nail Polish:  La Boheme Catacomb (Halloween Hunt Prize 1L )

Necklace:  Tiffany Designs Back Necklace (Free gift for Fab Free Group Members 0L/0L to join)

Earrings:  Caroline’s White Pearl Earring

Gown:  PoshTale Margot (Free gift for Fab Free Group Members 0L/0L to join)

Poses:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Invictus


It’s Pretty Much Legging Weather

Good morning Fabulous Readers!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far🙂.  I am popping by today to tell you about the latest free group gift at BlackRose!

The BlackRose inworld group is free to join and after you have activated that group tag above your head you can pick up the Sweater Dress you see me wearing today in a beautiful orchid shade.  I decided to wear it with a pair of leggings (because you know it’s pretty much “legging weather” [See this video for legging enlightenment and a giggle]) with my sweater dress, but it is indeed long enough to wear just as a dress if you like.  This gift comes in XXS – L mesh sizing with co-ordinating alpha layer.

As the collar of this top is rather large, you are going to need either an updo hairstyle or a little bob so that your hair doesn’t cut through your top.  I went with Elua’s Lucie that is available at this round of The Epiphany for 75L per play.

Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier – Bold & Beauty Polina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Elua Lucie (75L per play @ The Epiphany)
Sweater – BlackRose Sweater Dress Orchid (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pants – Maitreya Panel Leggings
Shoes – Pure Poison Vintage Boots
Pose by Secret Body

Sim – Honeycomb



Catch Me in Your Dreams

Catch Me In Your Dreams

More and more amazing designers are offering amazing group gifts for the FabFree Group at their in-world stores. House of Ruby has now offered up a fashionably sexy gift for us fellas that gentlemen will want to get in on. These Torn Boxers for Him come in system layers as well as Slink or Omega Huds. You also get two versions… the “mesh” version I’m showing in the picture above, or the slightly riskier “clear” version that I’m not showing😉

To pick up this generous FREE gift, simply join the Fabulously Free Group by copying and pasting secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about into local chat. When the link for the group comes up, click it and choose join. Then teleport to House of Ruby and pick up your FREE gift.

Pixel Box is also currently hosing a FREE in-store Group Gift hunt. What does this mean? It means there are 4 group gifts set out that are FREE to group gift members. Join the Pixel Box group FREE, wander around the store and find the gifts and they are yours FREE. I’m sporting the Gothic dreamcatcher necklace in the picture above. I’m pretty sure it’s meant for a female avatar but I discovered that with the resize option, it’s very versatile and manages to be nicely unisex. I found it made a nice match to my new House of Ruby briefs. The other gifts at Pixel Box were just as nice, and included both ladies and gents, and you can’t go wrong with FREE.


Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Necklace  – Pixel Box – Necklace Dreamcatcher Gothic Long Resizable Unisex (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Briefs  – House of Ruby – Torn Boxers for Him (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Woodbury Falls

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FabFree Designer Friday – 10/21/16 – Snowpaws

It’s Friday again and you know what that means here at FabFree! Today is the day we feature one of our “Fabulous”, generous and talented Designers!  This Friday I would like to share news about Snowpaws, who has a PLETHORA of gifts in store for you!

Carrie Snowpaw of Snowpaws who has been a resident of Second Life for nearly eight years, has been designing virtual ladies fashion under the Snowpaws label since 2009.   At her expansive, easy to navigate inworld location you will find classy feminine designs for all budgets and body types!  At the main landing point you will find her new releases, event offerings and free subscribe gifts!  (Make sure you slap that subscribe so you are in the know of future sales and gifts!)

When you venture inside a little further into the store you will find over 30 group gifts that you can pick up after joining the inworld group for 150L as well a wall full of lucky boards, midnight manias and mini mania offers.


I know.. it’s crazy right?  But.. that’s not all, because there is also two more walls of completely free ladies fashion items for filling your inventory up with!


I’m sure you are thinking that this is WAY more than you thought could be possible for free at a store, but also not pictured are more lucky chairs, and slap & dashes as well as other group offers including our own Fabulously Free in Second Life group gift which was blogged by Moira Serenity [HERE].

Before I head out and close off this blog post, I wanted to also share a stunning machinima video made by Carrie Snowpaw.  The dress and video are simply serene!


Tis Kustom

Tis Kustom Hello Fab Free’rs, I hope you’ve all been having a wonderful week! I’m doing pretty well myself, especially after indulging in a little retail therapy at the current round of Kustom 9. This round of Kustom 9 is an anniversary round. Can you believe Kustom 9 has turned 3? In it’s relatively short time in Second Life, Kustom 9 has become one of the events I personally enjoy the most. I like the fact that it has remained a smaller event while still bringing in quality designers, at least in my opinion. In celebration of this anniversary, most if not all the participating vendors have put out a 9 linden gift. I picked up several, and the ones shown here are just a handful that I thought went well together.

This cute shoulder-length hairstyle is the K9 gift from MINA. I am always a sucker for heavy blunt bangs! I also like the swept back look of the style. I think it appears as though it could be tied back, but it floats over the shoulders and ends in a sort of feathery natural looking edge. The hair includes a color change hud of pretty “light brown” variations, and a version with and one without materials enabled.

Next, Essences also placed out a pretty variation on their Sophia skin as their K9 gift. This lovely face with the lilac lips is a Catwa head applier only. The gift applier is in the Essences medium01 tone with dark brows, and costs just 9 lindens like all the gifts at Kustom 9. I think the subtle makeup on this Catwa head applier by Essences is great for everyday wear. I also believe would look just as nice with casual clothing as it would with formal attire.

Fab Free’s own Kathryn commented on the photo for this post in Flickr that these eyes were “striking”. I completely agree with her, she always has such nice things to say! The eyes are part of the K9 gift from S0NG. S0NG’s 9 linden gift includes this hazy blue pair of eyes, and an equally strange and beautiful greenish pair. Named the “Bomi” eyes, each pair comes in a  mesh set, as well as a classic system layer.

Finally, this glittery iridescent choker with the little heart is from Pumpkin and I’m crushing on it big time! lol The mesh collar/choker has such a fun vibe, and it made me think of all the fun plastic jewelry I would have worn in my teens. Needless to say there was an instant feeling of slight nostalgia which is always a good thing in my book. The glittery heart choker has resize scripts built in for easy fitting, and is seriously cute on, especially for just 9 lindens.

Here are the details, I hope you like this small sample of the Anniversary gifts at Kustom 9.

Hair – MINA – Odyle – Light brown – 9L @Kustom9 

Catwa Head Applier – Essences Catwa Applier [K9 Gift] – 9L @Kustom9 

Eyes – {S0NG} :: Bomi Eyes :: – 9L @Kustom9 

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Choker – [Pumpkin] Glitter Heart Choker- Gift – 9L @Kustom9 


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New Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift – House of Ruby

Olgita Ruby of House of Ruby has joined our listing and has generously donated a smoking hot gift for the guys!

(hugs Ruby, thank you!)

House of Ruby – Added 10/21/16


To pick up these group gifts, you will need to have your Fabulously Free in SL inworld group tag activated (It’s free to join!).  To join the group, copy and past the following link into local chat in your SL viewer and click the link in local chat – secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about

There are three ways to keep an eye on our growing list of free group gifts:

  1. Click the Group Gifts Listing Button at the top right hand side of the blog.
  2. Watch for the inworld group notices.
  3. Visit our inworld Fabulously Free in SL Info Hub and click the listing on the sign by the party table.


I’m Going Out Tonight

“You can stay in if you like, Lazypup… I’m going out!”

Hey there Fabulouses!  Poulet Koenkamp of Purplemoon Creations is spoiling her inworld group members again with another instore group hunt!  The Keep Calm & Give Me Candy Hunt 3 began on October 18th and runs until the end of the month.  There are 10 hidden mermaids in and round the sunken ship as well as Phillip to search for.  I was running short on time when I went down there to hunt and didn’t find them all yet, but I found a few, and totally plan to go back and find the rest!  If you aren’t a current member of the group, it’s just 50L to join and these hunt prizes are well worth that!

One of the prizes I picked up is the super sexy Alana Dress in a royal purple denim with gold stitching.  This dress comes in Maitreya, Belleza and Slink mesh body sizes as well as regular mesh sizing and fitmesh with the co-ordinating alpha layer for those that are on the system body.  Such a great prize, and I really must get back there soon for the other prizes, but first I wanted to tell you about these cute shoes before I do!

You can find these adorable  strapped 2016 Halloween edition shoes at Empire for just 1L.  These come with a texture change HUD that allows you to change plenty of little pieces on the shoes with a few different colours in time with the season, for example gold, orange, purple and green.  Even if bright colours aren’t your thing, you can make these all black – so they’ll be fantastic even after the bit day of bumps and jumps is over.  These are compatible with Maitreya, Slink, Belleza and TMP mesh feet.


Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier – Bold & Beauty Polina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Magika Empty Gold
Dress – Purplemoon Creations Alana Dress (free group hunt / 0L / 50L to join)
Shoes – Empire Halloween 2016 (1L – Dollarbie!)
Pose by Le Poppycock

Sim – Honeycomb


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Just a Little Over a Week Left of the Photo Challenge!

You haven’t forgotten the Fall Fun Photo Challenge have you, FabFree?

Fabfree Fall Fun Photo Challenge

With the Fall Fun FabFree Photo Challenge ending October 31st, there is just a little over a week left to get in your pictures… but there is still time for you to get your contest entries in!

We already have some amazing photos in the contest. Why not take a look at the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool at some of the great entries so far?!

Then charge up your cameras and head out into the leaves… spiderwebs, pumpkins, wheelbarrows… whatever says “Fall Fun” to you and get cracking and get those photos in!

If you haven’t already, take a look at the “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool between October 1st and October 31st. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title of each picture and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.


This round of the photo challenge is hosted by the amazing creator Petite Mort who has generously offered to donate the prizes!

1,000L gift certificate to Petite Mort for the winner, and

500L gift certificate to Petite Mort for the runner up!



Here’s how it works:
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title or we can’t add it to the pool!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On September 1st, ( or as close as possible) the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
3. You may enter as many times as you like.
4. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

Good Luck!