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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – The Riches of the Silk Road

Another fabulous guest blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone, originally blogged [HERE]
Greetings from the Orient, all you deal-seekers.  The Silk Road Hunt (hunt website here) organized by Historical Hunts is running until June 30, and has some fabulous gifts that are completely free.  There are 102 stops on this hunt, each one having a male and female or a unisex free gift. The theme this year is “Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves”, so you will find the gifts focusing on the Middle East and Arabia. No blog post can do justice to the many beautiful things you can find traveling the Silk Road this year, but let me give you a taste of what you will find.

This hunt is features many buildings, furniture and other decor items, but there are also a few clothing items.  First off let me show you a combination of two clothing gifts.  The Ali Baba headdress, vest, sword, and leather wrist cuffs in this picture come from Goddess Fantasies (#05 SRH5), while the pants and belt are the gift at Rag Dollz (#032 SRH5).  There are some pretty nice women’s clothing gifts at both of these stores too.

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Shown above:

Headress, vest, sword, wrist cuffs:  Goddess Fantasies – Ali Baba (#05 Silk Road Hunt 5 gift/free)

Pants, belt:  Rag Dollz – Thieves Quest (#032 SSRH5 gift/free)


Now let me pan back my camera a bit and show you the gorgeous building I’m standing in front of.  It’s the Ali Baba Tower, the Silk Road Hunt gift from Salome Designs (#09 SRH5).  It’s a gorgeous two story hexagonal Arabian-style building with a hanging fire pot and a balcony walkway around the second story inside.  And remember – it’s absolutely free!

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You can furnish your building with the room divider with plants, a chair and table from Hearth & Home (#012 SRH5) shown on the left below, or with the burl tables, dressing screen and plant stand, all gifts from An Lema (#018 SRH5) shown on the right.

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Shown above:

Ali Baba Tower: Salome Designs (#09 SRH5 gift/free)

Room Divider with plants, chair, table: Hearth & Home  (#012 SRH5 gift/free)

Secret of the Thieves Burl tables, Thieves Dressing Screen, Riches of Persia Plant Stand: An Lema (#018 SRH5 gift/free)


Another of the buildings available as gifts on the Silk Road Hunt is the  Arabian Temple found at Dragon Magick Wares (#020 SRH5).  It has lovely carved wood windows and the interior textures are amazing.

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You can see more of the interior of this building here because I’ve furnished it with the Scroll Floor Lamp, the gift from Kismet (#035 SRH5) and the Thieves Rest Bench, floor pillows, lamp, plant from Dreamscape Wedding Designs (#051 SRH5) in the top picture, and Salman’s Rug 4two from Sweet Sorrows (#041 SRH5).  This is mighty sweet decor whether your furnishing a Middle Eastern building or just a beachside house.

Shown above:

Arabian Temple: Dragon Magick Wares (#020 SRH5 gift/free)

Scroll Floor Lamp (3 sizes including table):  Kismet (#035 SRH5 gift/free)

Thieves Rest Bench, floor pillows, lamp, plant:  Dreamscape Wedding Designs (#051 SRH5 gift/free)

Salman’s Rug 4two (M/F/Cuddles):  Sweet Sorrows (#041 SRH5 gift/free)


 

There are quite a few fun gifts on this hunt as well.  Two of my favorites are the Relaxing Magic Carpet made by Potpourri Designs (#039 SRH5) and the Hide n’ Peek Jars, the hunt gift at Sheds n Shacks (#079 SRH5).  It may not be clear from the picture below, but the Relaxing Magic Carpet hovers up and down (but doesn’t actually fly and can’t be steered).  The Hide n’ Peek Jars allow three people to hide in or between the various jars in the set.  Very handy if you are one of the 40 thieves.

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Shown above:

Relaxing Magic Carpet (it hovers):  Potpourri Designs (#039 SRH5 gift/free)

Hide n’ Peek Jars (seats 3):  Sheds n Shacks (#079 SRH5 gift/free)


If all you want for your desert oasis is some water and an elegant spot to rest, you can’t beat the tile oasis with water pool from Pierre Ceriano (#022 SRH5).  After refreshing yourself at the pool, you can rest on the cushions that surround this lovely low table from Park Place Home Decor (#027 SRH5).  The cushions and table come with the plate and table lamp shown in the picture.

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Shown above:

Tile Oasis:  Pierre Ceriano (#022 SRH5 gift/free)

Low table with cushions, plate, lamp:  Park Place Home Decor (#027 SRH5 gift/free)


And for the more nomadically-minded you can find the blue and gold satin tent on the left in the picture below at Botanica (#093 SRH5), and the elaborate furnished tent with pillows on the right at ~XM~ Designs (#30 SRH5). Both come with elegant working lanterns.

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Shown above:

On the left: Blue gypsy tent – Botanica (#093 SRH5 gift/free)

On the left: Arabian tent – ~XM~ Designs (#30 SRH5 gift/free)


Finally, so that you don’t think there are just two men’s clothing gifts on the Silk Road Hunt, I must show you several of the many, many gifts available at stop #085, the Mountain Rose Shops.  This single stop on the main hunt offers a “mini hunt” among the several stores at that location, and you can pick up a total of nineteen prizes there.  Some are furnishings and buildings, and others are clothing.  Each of the clothing gifts includes men’s, boy’s, ladies, girls, and child versions.  As you’ll see from my pictures, the Mountain Rose Shops did not just limit themselves to an Arabian theme, but rather created clothing gifts from across the entire Silk Road route.  In several of these pictures I am wearing the red Ali shoes, the men’s hunt gift from Lindy Modern Shoes (#082).  But here are the clothing gifts from the Mountain Rose Shops:

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Shown above (all prizes from the mini-hunt at the Mountain Rose Shops):

#1  Arab Prince:  Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

#2  Beggar:  Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

#3:  Indian Prince – Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

#4:  Mongolian Prince (with boots) – Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

#5:  Venetian Nobleman – Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

Shoes: Ali Red – Lindy Modern Shoes (#082 SRH5 gift/free)


Geoffrey is also wearing:

Skin:  Belleza – Shawn Deep Tan (group gift/$350L to join)

Eyes:  [dirty.little.secret] Black eyes (former group gift)


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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – The Men Only Hunt

A Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – The Men Only Hunt, originally blogged [HERE]

The 4th edition of Men Only Hunt is running through 7AM on June 15 with 58 stores offering completely free prizes if you can find the hidden beer glass hunt object.  A list of participating stores, their SLURLs and hints can be found at the hunt website.  The theme this time is “Summer” and hunters will find plenty of casual clothing, accessories, shoes and tattoos.  There’s not room here to show you all of the MOH4 hunt prizes, but I can show you plenty of examples of the kinds of things you’ll find along the way.

First off, quite a number of the participating stores are offering tattoos.  While all of these tattoo prizes come in tattoo layer form, several also come in clothing layer versions, and an increasing number of them also have SLINK mesh hand appliers as well.  That’s right — the mesh hand/foot craze is starting to hit male fashion too, which means that fashion-conscious men will soon have to start worrying about whether they have the correct hands and feet on when they go out in public.  Obviously I’m still wearing the hands and feet the Linden gods gave me at birth.

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top row:  Clemm (MOH4 # 49), Tabou Irresistible (MOH4 # 10), Reckless (MOH4 # 19), -Dappa- (MOH4 # 45) and Pekka body piercings (MOH4 # 53)

bottom row:  Sourires (MOH4 # 26), Zentro Body (MOH4 # 32), Speakeasy Tatoo (MOH4 # 38), Taox Tatoo (MOH4 # 42)


In keeping with the summertime theme, several of the MOH4 participating stores are giving glasses and sunglasses as prizes.  Here are the seven I found.

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TOP ROW:  [Geek..] (MOH4 #52), Aesthetica (MOH4 #50), UtopiaH (MOH4 #35), [Body Factory] (MOH4 #25)

Bottom ROW:  [sYs] (MOH4 #9), [Zoom] (MOH4 #4), Adjunct (MOH4 #2)


Pretty much all of the clothing prizes in the MOH4 hunt are casual.  Most prizes are shirts or shorts, allowing you to mix and match tops and bottoms to suit your mood, while a few stores are offering complete outfits. I went down to Bondi Beach in the Sydney City region to take some pictures of the outfits I put together from the various shirts and shorts I found in the hunt.

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The lowdown on where to find the parts of these outfits is as follows.

Outfit 1: Low Waist Shirt (with 6 color HUD) by [GIOMEN] – MOH#55;  Sum shorts by .ARISE. – MOH#46; Men’s FlipFlops – American Bazaar – MOH#01

Outfit 2:  Summer Flip Flops by Aitui – MOH#16; Anchor Tee V.1 by {Fe Style} – MOH#18; Sum shorts by .ARISE. – MOH#46

Outfit 3:  Saturday Shorts (black) by [tomboi] – MOH#33; Check Summer Shirt by REBELL – MOH#24; Supra Kicks by Razor/// – MOH#27


If you’re looking for a full summer outfit, you’ll find these three lurking among the MOH4 hunt prizes.

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The particulars on these full outfits are:

Outfit 4:  Tommy outfit by zanze – MOH#15; Denim Slipons by Anchor & Co. – MOH#7

Outfit 5:  Top, pants & shoes (Marcario) by Shey – MOH#17

Outfit 6:  Donned (Shirt, tie & pants) by SwaggedOut – MOH#54; Zanotti sneakers by Sabotage – MOH#56


Well, after a hard day of hunting I decided to put on two more hunt gifts, a hunt prize shape by Surrogates and another hunt prize skin by T.Bare and catch some rays.  The swim trunks in this picture are not a hunt prize but is one of a set of six James Bond swimsuits by sf Designs.

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Shape:  Clint by Surrogates – MOH#44

Skin: Apollon Deep Tan-Eyebrow Cut by T.Bare – MOH#21

Swimsuit:  James Bond swimsuit by sf Designs (not free)

But if you’re going to get a tan, best to do it without getting a tan line.  Fortunately Grafica Poses (MOH#6) is giving out the bain de soleil pose complete with a wearable straw hat strategically positioned in just the right place.  Aaahhhhhh…..

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In all but the last two pictures Geoffrey is wearing:

Skin:  Xen_tan_bald_shaved by Prodigal (not free)

Eyes: Deep Honey Hazel mesh eyes by MayFly (not free)

Hair:  Steve by A&A Hair (not free)


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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – Teacher’s Pet

A Guest Blog By Geoffrey Edwardstone, originally blogged on Tailor Made in SL, [HERE]

Listen up, all you guys who need to impress your teacher by the end of the semester so you can graduate.  If you want to show you are a serious student, just get yourself over to the Adjunct store pronto where there is a clearance sale going on up on the second floor.

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There are some real finds up there and each one is only $10L. My dress shirt can be bought in any of several colors and includes both tucked and untucked versions of the long-sleeved or rolled-up sleeve styles. Both styles come in open collar or buttoned collar looks. Take it from someone who should know, teachers just love that neat, tidy, tucked-in shirt look. The bow tie is one I had in my inventory from an earlier hunt and is not sold with the shirt. I’ve paired the shirt with Adjunct’s suspender pants, also only $10L. For that low price you get both the long version with tidy prim cuffs and short ones with rolled up prim legs. If you want to use your suspenders to hold up your pants there is a choice of six jacket-layer color schemes including the orange and green style I’m wearing. If you’d rather let the suspenders hang down, just wear the prim version instead, which comes with a resizer and a texture change menu.

That gets me to the all-important personal style choices one needs to make to reinforce the serious student look. First you will need thick glasses with black frames, and this pair is available from Fleebish! on the Marketplace for just $20L. Hair should be short and well-groomed, preferably slicked down in a 1950′s style like this Frank hair which is the Breakfast at Tiffany’s hunt gift from A&A Hair. If you choose to wear a hat, it should be the kind worn by French intellectuals, namely a beret. This one is $10L from Adjunct’s clearance sale, and has a color-change script in it so that you can color coordinate with your suspenders. Now finally, facial hair is optional, but if you wear it, it should be neatly groomed like this Dali mustache, also just $10L at the Adjunct sale. Adjunct has several mustache styles on sale and all of them – get this – have a wiggling animation which you can turn on and off. What a deal!

Voila! There you have it – the perfect nerd – oops! — I mean, serious student look. And don’t forget an apple for the teacher.

Geoffrey is wearing:

Shirt (bow tie not included), suspender pants, beret hat, Dali mustache – Adjunct – Clearance Sale items – each item $10L

Glasses – Thick Glasses. $20L – Fleebish! on the MP

Shoes – Every Day Shoes (Beige) – G&D

Hair – Frank (Dark Honey) – A&A Hair – (free Breakfast at Tiffany’s Hunt Gift)

Skin – Alessandro Pale – Egoisme

Eyes – Deep Sky Eyes (Deep Honey) – Mayfly


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Get Meshed Up with Kal Rau

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“No autographs please…”

Kal Rau has to be one of the most popular stores to find great quality mesh clothes for men. You can easily put together a sharp look and create your own unique style. If you join the Kal Rau group for free in world you will have access to some special offers and freebies! The black denim jacket I am wearing above is a special edition on sale just for group members at 30% off. It comes with the option of wearing a blue or red shirt for two looks in one! My blue jeans, sunglasses, and watch are also from Kal Rau and complete the look.

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But it wouldn’t be Fab Free without some free stuff. So Kal Rau also has on offer for their group members a Full Mesh Outfit and V.I.P Keychain. The outfit includes the Mesh V-Neck Shirt that comes with a HUD to easily color change it to any color you wish along with the Mesh Green Shorts. This is a perfect way to try out mesh and see if it’s for you! The keychain includes 5 different colors and is highly detailed.

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Kyle is Wearing…

*Kal Rau Fashion-
– Mesh Promo Outfit (0L Group Gift) (Free to Join)
– V.I.P Keychain (0L Group Gift) (Free to Join)
– Black Denim Jacket (290L Special for Group) (Free to Join)
– Mesh Blue Jeans (not free)
– Mesh Sport Sunglasses (not free)
– Marine Watch (not free)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Second%20Island%20Square/75/107/23

*Atro Patena @ Men’s Dept – Ezio Hair- Brown (125L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Pea/46/44/23

*Birth*- Nico Skin- Dark/Full Soul (not free)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Utopia%20Isles/225/32/403

*Mayfly- Liquid Light Eyes- Sept. Shadow (not free)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Noul/201/135/651

*Adjunct- Jacob’s Ladder Boots- Brown (not free)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Millions/185/44/21


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Looking For a Black Shirt in a Whiteout

What else can I do in a blizzard but go on the MENstuff Hunt. The black MENstuff t-shirt is much easier to spot when everything else is white. lol 🙂 Here are a few more hunt gifts from the hunt. Enjoy!

OKEY Hunter OUtfit

OKEY – Hunter Outfit

JfL zipped jacket blue Menstuff hunt edition

JFL – Blue Zipped Jacket

MENstuff Hunt #10 HARDWEAR Bewildered Outfit

HARDWEAR – Bewildered Outfit

MENstuff Hunt #7 FIR & MNA Loafers

FIR & MNA – Loafers

MENstuff Hunt #6 Vitamen Pearl Thong

Vitamen – Pearl Thong

MENstuff Hunt #11 Adjunct Churchwarden Bubble Pipe

Adjunct – Churchwarden Bubble Pipe

.~subVersion~. Trapper Coat & Jeans Pink

subVersion – Trapper Coat & Jeans

*OKEY – Hunter Outfit -MENstuff Hunt- ($0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bay%20Atoll/117/95/22

*JFL – Blue Zipped Jacket -MENstuff Hunt- ($0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Australia%20Style/189/225/26

*HARDWEAR – Bewildered Outfit -MENstuff Hunt- ($0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bleeding%20Heart%20Island/220/125/504

*FIR & MNA – Loafers -MENstuff Hunt- ($0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Altered%20Illusion/161/158/31

*Vitamen – Pearl Thong -MENstuff Hunt- ($0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Japarid/112/111/25

*Adjunct – Churchwarden Bubble Pipe -MENstuff Hunt- ($0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Millions/185/44/21

*subVersion – Trapper Coat & Jeans -MENstuff Hunt- ($0L)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Impulse%20Island/53/172/31/

*Poses – Long Awkward Pose – Not Free-
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Festivale/97/92/26

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Make Him Over 4 #1 – 10

I am about halfway through the Make Him Over Hunt and decided to take a break to show you the first 10 hunt gifts on the list.

MADesigns Bruno Hair and Light Copper Eyes Bryn Hair and Nature Aquatic Eyes MADesigns Rebel Hair and Promise Green Eyes

#1 MADesigns Bruno Hair and Light Copper Eyes
MADesigns Bryn Hair and Nature Aquatic Eyes
MADesigns Rebel Hair and Promise Green Eyes

 

AlphaMale Classic Leather Jacket Spring Break Tee and Worker Jeans

#2 AlphaMale Classic Leather Jacket Spring Break Tee and Worker Jeans

 

Maverick Design Goal Shape

#3 Maverick Design Goal Shape

 

AIRUI Biomech Web Tattoo

#4 AIRUI Biomech Web Tattoo

 

Adjunct Khaki Tipped Trousers

#5 Fir & Mina Hartford Hoodie & #7 Adjunct Khaki Tipped Trousers

 

Animations  Rising - Gaius Silks

#6 Animations RisingGaius Silks

 

Paddy's Cardigan and Black Jeans

#8 Paddy’s Cardigan and Black Jeans

 

Gentleman Dovadi Dark Shirt and Harlow Jeans

#9 Gentleman Store Dovadi Dark Shirt and Harlow Jeans

 

MHOH4 # 10 - ROZOREGALIA  Gemma Bracelet

# 10 – ROZOREGALIA Gemma Bracelet

I’ll be back later on with the next 10 gifties from the Make Him Over Hunt.

Make Him Over Hunt gifts 1 -10 ($0L)

*Long Awkward Pose -Not Free-
Long Awkward Pose, Festivale (93, 154, 26)

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After Valentine’s Goodies!

The cool thing about Valentines is the clothing can be worn year round.  I mean who cares if there are a few hearts on something, just makes it even cuter!

The maroon Infected dress comes with 3 pair of leggings and was sent to the Tasty sub-o members yesterday.  The black SoHo boots are a past sub-o gift from Maitreya.  I’m not sure if these boots are still in the sub-o history, but they might be.  The Bow Me Over hair was sent to the Fabulously Free in SL group from Lemania Indigo!  Thank you Lemania!!!

The red heart Venus mini dress was sent to the a piece of candy sub-o group for Valentine’s day.  Kouse’s Sanctum sent the pretty pale Aurora Major skin to the sub-o group members.  the Uma short boots were sent to the Sentou Yousei (battle fairy) sub-o members yesterday.

The Kunglers Fashion Design update group sent out this classy little black dress and matching bracelet to the group members today.  There is a L$50 one time enrollment fee to join the Kunglers Fashion Design update group.  The black and grey Pursay boots are not free but from Perse.  Thank you, Aphrodite!  The little Love Letter was sent to the Adjunct sub-o members a few days ago.

Speaking of Perse the Ludique ensemble was sent to the sub-o group recently!  I feel like I should be frolicking in the forest with this on!!!

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*Tasty: Infected Dress & Leggings (Sub-o – L$0)
Starry Isles ( 158/184/27 )

*a piece of candy: Venus Dress (Sub-o – L$0)
Oamaru Bay ( 183/55/22 )

*Kunglers Fashion Design: Black Dress (Group – L$0)
Fashionate Island ( 189/190/22 )

*Maitreya: Pumps (Sub-o – L$0)
Maitreya Isle ( 224/215/24 )

*Sentou Yousei (battle fairy): Uma Short Boots (Sub-o – L$0)
Stumbleine ( 128/164/75 )

*Perse: Pursay Boots (Not Free), Ludique Outfit (Sub-o – L$0)
Rigby ( 71/219/23 )

*Adjunct: Love Letter (Sub-o – L$0)
Acrux ( 117/222/22 )

*Kouse’s Sanctum: Aurora Major Skin (Sub-o – L$0)
Avilion Vale ( 69/65/41 )

*MAI Body Shop: eyes (Group – L$0)
MAI ( 118/122/597 )

*Maldita Animation: poses (Not Free)
UK Couture Island ( 146/185/24 )

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All for you

And here it goes!!! More X’mas Gifts, more releases, much more! I will go through some items here, enjoy it!
Outfit: Urban Black outfit – klam design – free
Shoes: hoorenbeek – xmas gift – subscribe
Hat: Adjunct Eccentric Feather Hat – free
Tarsis and Samara are wearing GearShift jacket, sneakers hoorenbeek (subscribe xmas gift on Tarsis) and Samara is wearing the new release shoes Kalnins – Digna (not free).
On Tarsis: Streeter shirt red, and sneakers hoorenbeek (xmas gift subscribe), and on Samara ice skating from Miamai (xmas gift subscribe) and the december gift, a brown stole and from My Precious this amazing white long dress, as group gift.
 
 


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Exclusive pipe

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This look is charm and sexy. It was composed of many items from different stores, so get ready to walk around. It the first time I blog a pipe. I don’t smoke in rl and don’t encorage you to smoke too, but it made me charm. (hey, don’t smoke in your RL, it is not health!). It is a gift from Adjunct where you will also find the t-shirt I am wearing.
The black pants are from Kosh (weekly and always great dollarbie). Eyes and hair are from MADesigns and shoes from store 7071 (gift of the MHOH – hunt for guys that will last until Nov 15th… you still have time to hunt great gifts!)
The scarf is from Adjunct also, but not free. But I look nice, don’t I? I love scarfs in RL, so I though it was a good complementary accessory.
Thats it guys, have fun getting your freebies.

Accessories:
– Argyle Bubble Pipe (Guyz) – free (Adjunct)
– Fruition Scarf – falling Leaves – not free (Adjunct)

Top: Baseball Tee – Glasses (Adjunct freebie)
Bottom: Dare Pants Night – KOSH – (weekly dollarbie)
Hair: NATE – Ferra – MADesigns (CotSH #6 – MADesigns)
Eyes: Studio – Blue – Hopleful eye – MADesigns (CotSH #6 – MADesigns)
Shoes: Fall 2009 Engineer Boot (MHOH # 151 – 7071)