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Hangin Around

Hangin Around

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  As you can see, Ripley and I decided to keep spending the weekend at the beach.  It’s a good thing I had picked up the latest free gift for members of the FaShIoNable Group over at ALB Dream Fashion.  The best part is since the group is free to join, I added a sweet summery outfit to my wardrobe without spending a single Linden dollar!  After donning the bikini bottom and pretty cover up, I was all set for a day of strolling along the shore.

Ready for Fun in the Sun

With its tropical print scattered over a teal blue background, this outfit made me think immediately of palm trees and lazy days relaxing in the shade with a good book and a fruity Bahama Mama in hand.  The strapless cover up is knotted in the front and opens as it flows down to allow the cool ocean breeze to caress your skin.  A coordinating bikini bottom completes the look.  I like how the hemline is shorter in the front but drapes down to knee height in the back.   I enjoyed lounging around in this casual outfit so much that it’s making it hard to face Monday morning and the return to work!  Ripley is not helping as he is encouraging me to play hookey and spend “just one more day” at the beach…  I’ll simply have to explain how my salary pays for all those Ripley snacks Stan keeps bribing him with, and the pupster will be shoving me out the door in the morning.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Fox
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • Werewolf

Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Eyes:  Avi Glam Soulful Eyes
Hair:  Besom Piggy Bank
Outfit:  ALB Dream Fashion Rachel Pareo and String (free gift for FaShIoNable Group – 0L/0L to join)
Flip Flops:  Reign Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose: Bazar Maldives Hangin (swing on sim)
Sim:  La Vie

Kathrynvayandarnewtag


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Fab Free Designer Friday – 07/20/2018 – ALB

ALB Exterior
If you’ve never been to ALB (AnaLee Balut) you should go, even if only to see the store. It’s a unique Arabian themed desert oasis. Walking through the store in places is reminiscent of a street bazaar. The main part of the store is several stories, so there’s plenty to explore. At ALB you’ll find mostly ladies clothing, though there is a random mens item here and there. The style at ALB is a little harder to pinpoint! Eclectic is a good word to start with. There is everything from shoes and accessories, to lingerie and ballgowns. You’ll also find fantasy inspired clothing, fashion inspired by history, and even some of what I would call Gorean clothing. As I mentioned, there’s a lot to be had!
ALB Fab Gift
Probably one of the most notable things about the ALB main store is the large camel statue in the center of the main floor. In this same area you’ll quickly be able to spot the ALB gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members. This gift is free and exclusive to Fabulously Free in SL group members, so don’t forget to wear your group tag! There are two additional group gifts on the same column as the Fab Free gift. Each requires a separate group tag.ALB Gifts & Wearable Demos

As you browse through the vastness at ALB you’ll note that some items have floating text that may say “group gift” or simply “enjoy” among other things. These items are usually group gifts you can purchase for free while wearing your store group tag. The store group is LAMU and it has a one time join fee of 250 linden. Another unique aspect to shopping at ALB are their “wearable demos.” These items often have floating text as well that will say “demo” or something similar. These wearable demos are often free but sometimes cost between 0 and 10 linden. I spotted both group gifts and wearable demos throughout all the floors of the ALB store. The above photos are of a few but I am certain not all of these gift types just to give you an idea of the genuinely wide range of items. Happy shopping Fab Free, and have a wonderful weekend.


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Knockers for the Holidays

Knockers for the Holidays

I cannot get over how many amazing gifts and hunt prizes and holiday goodies are available from all over Second Life this year. This has been one of the most festive holiday seasons I’ve experienced in my many years of being a Second Life resident. The designers have really outdone themselves, which makes this time of year that much more fun for all of us Fab Free’rs! hehehe

Speaking of great holiday gifts, Knockers recently released their December group gift and it’s a must-have! This holiday themed pea-coat is just too cute. I love the little details, and the contrasting lining. Check out the cute little gingerbread man in the pocket too! This is a FREE gift to all group members, and the Knockers group is a one time fee of 150 lindens to join, however there are exclusive monthly gifts.

To go with this great coat, I picked up these fun winter boots from ALB on the Marketplace. The boots are all decked out in pretty holiday fabric, and can be re-sized by clicking each individual boot. There are no “feet” required to wear the boots, and they also include a matching alpha layer. Not only are these boots really cute, they are completely FREE!

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair –  enVOGUE – HAIR Lynette – Ombre

Skin – [theSkinnery] Sienna (Catwa Applier) – champagne

Head – CATWA HEAD Jessica

Coat – ..::KnocKeRs::..Bourbon Street Peacoat[Holiday Edition] – FREE Group Gift/Group is 150L to Join

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Hands – Slink – Elegant 1 & Casual

Boots – ALB CALIFORNIA DREAM boots Christmas – FREE on the Marketplace 

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Summer is for Rompers

ALB Romper

I’m just going to jump right in with this post, I love rompers. Even more, I love wearing them in Second Life because there’s none of that “now I have to get half undressed to use the restroom” issue that rompers often have in real life. Yes, I totally went there. Functionality aside, this FREE group gift romper from ALB is so darn cute, I really don’t want to take it off. I love the fun bright patterns, and the tassels and ties add some extra charm and style. As if the romper its self wasn’t gift enough, these pretty sandals are part of the gift as well. I think (not sure honestly) they are meant for system feet, but I had no issue at all moving them down a little to fit my Slink Flat feet. So, how do you get it? Head over to ALB and join the in world group. The group is called LAMU, and it’s free to join. Toward the back of the ALB store, there’s a wall of past and current group gifts, all for FREE.

ALB Romper Close

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – ::Exile:: Veronique:Raven – Gift from 2012

Skin – Lumae :: Adore – Cherry Pie

Head – Lelutka – Aria

Glasses – Acid & Mala – .:A&M:. Reader Glasses – White – Gift from 2011 *Main Store is Closed 

Outfit w/Shoes – ALB ZANSIBAR jumpsuit – by AnaLee Balut – FREE Group Gift/LAMU Group is FREE to Join 

Tattoos – .Things.- Iuturna Tattoo

Body –  Maitreya – Lara

Hands & Feet – Slink

Manicure/Pedicure – -{ZOZ}- DSignature Reds Silver tip (slink) Polish Hud

** Poses by – dfo! & Sari-Sari

*Location – Melee Island 

Prusigtagnew


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A little bit of birthday magic in India

I just love the Indian culture, especially the clothing! All the beautiful colours, with bold patterns. Heaven for a girl like me.

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So how excited do you think I was when I saw a picture of the new group gift Saree from AnaLee Balut? The ALB PREMA saree mesh dress is absolutely gorgeous, and best of all, it’s free! You need to find the LAMU group joiner at the store first, and then once you join for free, you need to head HERE, as this group gift is in a different area. The dress is one piece mesh, and comes in the standard sizes. The lovely little forehead jewelry you see better in a picture below, is also part of this gift. What you can’t see are my shoes. There is a pair of shoes included, in a SLink flat version, and a standard SL av foot version too.

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The lovely jewelry set I chose to go with, as no Indian outfit is complete without jewelry, just so happens to be in one of the FabFree 7th birthday cupcakes set out at FabFree HQ! This elegant necklace, earrings and bracelet set was generously donated by Chop Zuey, and I think it really goes nicely with my saree, it even has the same sort of look as the forehead jewelry. This gift, along with more than 50 others, is free, you just have to find it.

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Now, I am sure you are wondering about the beautiful skin I am wearing.  It is the current group gift from Pink Fuel, the group is L$250 to join, you just need to go into the notices to get it. The darker tone is Hazel, and the lighter tone is Peach. As Mochi Milena, the owner/creator of Pink Fuel, said in the notice this was sent out in, the makeup palette on these skins is a little bit different from her usual style. If you are familiar with  Pink Fuel skins and makeups at all, you know that she likes to go with brighter and more youthful looking makeups. The lovely brown tone to this makeup is definitely a bit older looking, but don’t worry, older does not mean old 😛 In the pictures, the bigger picture is how I would wear this skin after a little magic (which I will show you below), with the 2 smaller pictures showing how the skin is, which is with slightly lighter than I prefer eyebrows. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining at all. I adore these skins 🙂

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What is the magic I mentioned? Well, both Pru and I recently showed you a few of the group gifts that were sent out in the MOCK Cosmetics group a few days ago, but there were so many, that we barely made a dent in them. My magic is one of the other gifts that was sent out. It’s called [mock] Tintable Brow Out experiment secret menu item (so, just in case this is actually supposed to be secret, we’ll keep it just between us 😉 ) There are 2 versions, the one I am using, which starts out with a pale skin-tone colour, and a non-human version, which starts out white. This is a makeup layer, so, you add it from your inventory, and as you can see in the pictures, it will cover up the eyebrows on the skin you are wearing. You then have to edit that makeup layer to change the colour. While it can be a bit tricky, it is not impossible. If you look closely at the 3rd picture, it is not seamless, with so many skin designers out there, it would be impossible for it to be, but…it comes pretty dang close, looking like it is just shading on your face around the natural hills and valleys of your eyebrow area. Add your own makeup layer eyebrows, and voila…my eyebrows are now the ones I normally wear only on skins that come with a no-brow version. I think this is great for those of you who like wilder colours of hair. If you can find eyebrows that are the same colours, you can use any skin you want and still have them match. This one gift alone, for me, is well worth the L$250 join fee for this group.

OK lovelies, That is it for my Indian Inspiration post. This is why I love SL, there are so many people from all over the world in our little virtual world, so many cultures for you to experience that you might not otherwise have a chance to encounter. I hope you enjoyed my trip as much as I did. Until next time, TTFN!


 

What is Calle showing you…
Saree – ALB PREMA saree mesh dress (free group gift/free to join)
Necklace, Earrings and Bracelet – Chop Zuey Amour Delicata Gld/D Set (free for the FabFree 7th Bday Hunt @ FabFree HQ)
Skin – [PF] Group Gift <Hazel> – September 2014 (free group gift/L$250 to join)
Brow-Out Makeup layer – [mock] Tintable Brow Out experiment secret menu item (free group gift/L$250 to join)
Ring – :*:CPD:*: Necromantic Sugar Skull Ring (Blacklight)
Hair – [elikatira] Claudine – Ravens
Brows – Soiree – Sloane Brows #Ebony
Eyes –  IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)

Pose – -.label motion.- Daenerys Pose HUD

Location – Shekhawati India – Land of Enchantment

Callesigtag


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There’s A Stunning Gift at ALB!

ALB1Good evening Fabulouses 😉  I found a stunning group gift at ALB this weekend that includes the  beautifully textured mesh Corset Dress shown in this post…

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…  As well as the Camille Jewelry Set!  The Camille Jewelry Set comes with the necklace, bracelet and matching earrings.
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This group is free to join, so what are you waiting for? 😀

ps.  If you are loving the hair I am wearing as much as I do and red is your shade…  it’s free in a bubble on the beach area at Analog Dog in the shade of House Wine.  It has been shown here several times on FabFree, and I loved the gift so much, I went back to grab my own blonde shade!

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Love is wearing…

Skin – PXL Creations Jade (not free) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cindel/193/101/26

Eyes – IKON Perspective Eyes Coffee (not free) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hot/227/92/39

Hair – Analog Dog Tantrum (not free) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Analog%20Dog%20Hair/88/219/22

Outfit & Jewelry – ALB Leela Corset Dress & Camille Jewelry Set (free group gift / 0L / free to join) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LAMU%20ISLAND/226/4/23

Sim – Black Basalt Beach – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Brandy%20Wine%20Island/217/27/48


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*ALB purple coat*

When I first went to ALB by Analee Balut, I was blown away by her creativity and bright colors! And she still does that with her amazing designs… and amazing gifts! Enjoy xxx ^^

Farah for FabFree

ALB Dream fashion by AnaLee Balut – Purple leather coat – 1L (groupgift in store; join LAMU group); Diamond dress – oL (groupgift in notices)

ALB Dream fashion by AnaLee Balut – gift eyelashes (modify!) – 1L (groupgift in store; join LAMU group)

other items shown: ETD – aveda hair short; Stiletto moody – bare lana anniversary (temporarily gift); yourskin&yourshape – nicole skin candy.

FabFarah

xxx Farah


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Exclusive gifts!

Now I’ve never been to this store before, but it sure is worth a ‘hopping’ over to see all the beautifull creations AnaLee Balut makes! I think her style is exclusive and excentric.. soo I’ve your fed up with all the same regular kind of safe fashion head over to ALB designs! The great thing is there are now freebies available for us:

Farah for FabFreeFarah for FabFree*ALB Designs – Pearl Hat (groupgift in notices; Join Lamu group); Dior Hat (groupgift in store)*

 

Farah for FabFree

Farah for FabFree

*ALB Designs – Eyelashes – oL; Hair Beyonce Platinum from Alli Alli Designs*

AnaLee Balut Designs – Hat and Lashes

AlliAlli Designs – Blond Beyonce Hair

Now I could tell you everyday.. or I could not tell you everyday… Lemania Indigo should be your regular stop as they have a daily dollarbie at their store and well that’s OMG sooo generous! Todays dollarbie: (forgive me if it poofs I’m in a different time-zone (european) and I am an idiot at understanding AM/PM time)

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*Blue Iced dress, feels like Cinderella right?*

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*Bunny Hop gift- Laura Dress*

Lemania Indigo – Daily Dollarbies!

 

 

FabFarah
xxx Farah