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Waiting for Sailors

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The ships will all be coming in this week and I’m waiting for a special sailor to make it back from their tour. Thanks to things like mobile towers and face-time I don’t have to miss my sailor friends completely, but seeing them in person is a different thing entirely! But once upon a time, reunions with loved ones who were out at sea for months at at time with little communication were a different thing indeed! These special vintage gifts from The Vintage Hunt, and a trip to the 1920’s New York sim reminded me of that!

Standard Vintage Fair

Be sure to stop by Loordes of London right now and get in on some of the amazing hunts that this shop is participating in. You won’t regret it. I picked up this 1L dress called the Victorian Standard as part of The Vintage Hunt. Just hunt down the little yellow umbrella and this gorgeous mesh dress is yours. It comes in classic mesh sizes XXS – L and includes an alpha if you need it. It’s all one piece, but is highly detailed with excellent texturing. I paired it with black boots for a classic feel.

Is the news in yet?

I picked up another great Vintage Hunt gift from Ashmoot. For just 1L you get two gifts at Ashmoot… these vintage sunglasses (they are resizable) and the vintage radio you see in my hand (I’m anxiously awaiting news of the returning sailors!). The radio gift includes two radios. You’ll get a no-prose prop radio that you can hold using a pose of  your own OR even rezz out in your home because its only 1 prim! PLUS you’ll get a radio that has a pose that will work with your animation override. I used the no-pose radio and added it to my own pose in the picture above.

Happy Hunting! And here is to all those with friends, family, and loved ones who are sailors!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Bad Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Elikatira – Katharine
Sunglasses & Radio – Ashmoot – Acc CoLL_Vintage Sunglasses and Acc CoLL_Vintage Radio (1L for The Vintage Hunt)
Dress – Loordes of London – The Victorian Standard (1L for The Vintage Hunt)
Boots – Silvan Moon Designs & The White Armory – Cheema D’ali Boots in Black

Sim Location – 1920s New York

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Queen Bee

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I’ve been out gathering the last blooms before fall really sets in. We’ve had a few warm days and some of the flowers still are blooming. The cold nights will soon be frosting over the last of the buds though.

Late Bloomer

This ruffled romper is perfect for picking late blooms with its pretty lacy textured design and soft color. And you can pick it up free at Ashmoot. It’s their exclusive FabFree gift to all of us! Just don your FabFree group tag and head over to the Ashmoot main-store to pick it up.

Available sizes:

  • Standard sizes XXS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Pose pretty!

My pretty pose is another 12L gift from the TWE12VE event! You can find this gift at the B’Style booth and the pose is called “Angel”. It is great for Second Life photographers! And for only 12L, I couldn’t pass it up!

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Queen Bee

Since I’m picking all these flowers, I have decided that I’m queen bee for the day, as stated by my most excellent tattoo. This was another TWE12VE event gift. I picked this gift up for 12L at the Lush booth. Inside the box was the cute omega applier tattoo pictured above!

A special gift

NSP Florals and [MUSE] sent out their September gift via group notices with a special announcement that their main-store would be temporarily closed due to an SL glitch (it will reopen as soon as possible). In the meantime you can get the current group gift in the notices (but hurry, notices only stay active for two weeks and it’s already been a few days). That’s where I got my beautiful set of 50s swing jewelry that I paired with my outfit.

Note* If you’re not already in the group, copy and paste this: secondlife:///app/group/fc7863f9-aea1-e3d3-9705-b37dd4bcd531/about into local chat and use it to join the group!

Don’t worry, the NSP Florals satellite store is still open and you can go to it to do your regular shopping for now using this teleport by clicking here. And the main-store will be back up soon! In the meantime, pick up the group gift from the notices!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Milu, Good Girl
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Bianca
Jewelry – NSP Florals & [MUSE] – 50s Swing Necklace & Earrings (Free Group Gift/Group is 125 to Join) – get the gift from the notices
Tattoo – Lush – Queen Bee Tattoo (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)
Romper – Ashmoot – S/S CoLL _ Ruffle Rompser _ SG/Pea (Free FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – JellyRoll – Betty’s Peeptoes

Pose – B’Style – Pose Angel (12L @ TWE12VE Year 1 Celebration Event)

Sim Location – The Cyprian Garden (adult Sim)

Astrids Signature


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New Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift: AsHmOoT

Hello everyone! I am just catching up on “Fabstuff” after being away on vacation and I see that a few designers have set up new gifts in my absence! I will be posting them as quickly as I can for you here!

AsHmOoT has placed out this beautiful gold romper as a free gift for the members of the Fabulously Free in SL inworld group!

AsHmOoT – Added 8/19/17

How to grab your gift!

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.


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The New Color of Sexy

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I’m still relaxing in my comfy chair. I’ve spent the morning sorting through old journals of my grandfather’s from World War II. He’s been gone for several years now, but I miss him and it’s been nice to travel down memory lane and learn a little more about his life. I haven’t changed out of my pajamas yet either… this great set of wine colored lingerie.

The new color of sexy…

Ashmoot has been putting out beautiful gifts each month, including this Long Shirt that is still out that Love blogged here. This month was no exception and you can pick up this gorgeous applier lingerie in burgundy as a free group gift (the group is free to join). It comes in appliers for System bodies, Omega, Maitreya, and Slink. I really fell in love with the lacy neckline and lace bodysuit of the one piece.

The Hair Fair is here!

The Hair Fair started yesterday! And we all know that not only does that mean money is raised for a great cause, but that creators are generous with lots of amazing and wonderful gifts for visitors. You can visit the Hair Fair website for more information here.

I picked up my luscious locks by enVogue by stopping at one of the cam shopping locations on the outskirts of the Hair Fair. These have been set up to allow you to cam shop. There is less lag and you can just cam in and look in the booths to pick out the items that you want.

((Quick hint: to get maximum shopping benefit, if you are in firestorm viewer, go to preferences, firestorm tab [along the left side] then Build 2 [along the top tabs] and uncheck “limit select distance” and then click ok. This will allow you to select items from any distance as long as you can see it with your draw distance!))

I cammed away while I was in the corner of the Foils Cam Sim and happened to see the enVogue booth and picked up the gift there for just 1L. When I opened it, I was thrilled with the gift inside. This style, called Beyonce, includes a hud for a fatpack of colors and has a beautiful flow and realistic texture. It was well worth my camming and crowd fighting time!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Skin & Head Applier – Lumae – Sabine, T4 fawn / Starlight
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – enVogue – HAIR Beyonce Gift (1L @ The Hair Fair)
Lingerie – Ashmoot – Lingerie CoLL_Lace BS #01/V (Free Group Gift/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – [ Elysion ]

Astrids Signature


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Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Crochet Bikini

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Oh Hello! Welcome back Fab Free’rs, I’m glad you’re here because I’m really excited about sharing with you today. Stick with me and I’ll tell you all about these gorgeous skins, the hairstyle, and this itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow crochet bikini!

Summer is For Skin

Both of the lovely skins are FREE group gifts for the month of May at Deluxe Body Shop. Each skin comes with a classic system layer skin, and a single omega applier that will work with Omega compatible mesh bodies and heads. You’ll find both gift vendors just inside the entrance in front of the circulation desk. You’ll also need to join the Deluxe Body Shop group. There is a one time join fee of 299 linden for the Deluxe Body Shop group. While you’re there picking up  your group gifts, take a minute to click the group only Midnight Mania boards just behind the desk. Also, you’ll see 24 (yep twenty-four) group only Lucky Letter boards in the same location.

Beach Hair

I love the long beachy waves of this hairstyle by Mutiny in Heaven. Everyone can pick up this Mutiny in Heaven hairstyle for FREE exclusively at The Free Dove. The gift comes in the brunette color, and the blonde color shown. Also there are two sizes of each color. If you haven’t visited the hair section of The Free Dove lately, I’d recommend it. There’s no group to join, and you can pick up this recent addition along with several others.

Yellow Crochet Bikini

I knew I wanted to wear a cute bikini for this post, it is early days of summer and I’m longing for a trip to the beach. This applier bikini from Ashmoot is their exclusive Fabulously Free in SL group gift. The package includes appliers for Slink, Maitreya, and Omega compatible bodies. There is also a classic system layer top and bottom included. Anyone in the Fab Free group can get this gift at Ashmoot by wearing their Fab Free group tag and clicking the gift vendor.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Mutiny in Heaven – !MiH Phyde for FreeDove – FREE @The Free Dove

Skins –

  • Deluxe Body Shop – [DBF] Chioma skin : Omega appliers & Classic System Skin – FREE Group Gift/Group is 299L to Join
  • Deluxe Body Shop – [DBF] Saga skin : Omega appliers & Classic System Skin – FREE Group Gift/Group is 299L to Join

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Body –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Bikini – AsHmOoT_S/S Coll_Crochet #03 SW/ BananaY – FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Fab Free Group is FREE to Join 

*Pose by Signature Poses

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I know… But Look!

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I’m sorry, BUT when you get home…  I’ll be wearing this 🙂

If you have something you need to make up for, make sure you grab this new SLF&O group gift at AsHmOoT.  He might just forget you deleted the house by accident this afternoon trying to clean up shopping bags when he sees you in this sexy lace bralet & slip set.  This sultry eye treat has got to at least distract him a little right?  The SLF&O group is free to join, so even if it doesn’t help, it won’t hurt!

Body Compatibility:

  • System Layers
  • Omega Appliers
  • Slink Appliers
  • Maitreya Appliers

Wish me luck.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Makeup Applier – Bold & Beauty Kristina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Exile Kissing Strangers
Lingerie – AsHmOoT Ling Coll Lace Bralet & Slip (free SLF&O group gift / 0L / free to join)
Sweater – Gabriel Off Shoulder Cardigan
Choker – [ZOOM] Lotus Choker (free FaMESHed group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pose – [west end] Breathing Space (Unknown Hunt / free)
Sim – Luane’s World

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You Give Me Butterflies :)

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Hey there FabFree Readers!  I couldn’t help but to jump right into the new group gift at AsHmOoT when I saw how cute it was!  I had stopped in to grab the new FabFree group gift at AsHmOoT, and noticed there was a new instore group gift as well.

AsHmOoT for everyone

All you need to do is join the AsHmOoT inworld group, which is free to join – in order to gain access to the sweet floral blouse I am wearing today.  It comes in several mesh sizes for system bodies and mesh bodies too.  I’m sure you’ll find a size for you in the pack!  It features an all over vibrant texture and offers a sexy side cut-out with a band around the back.  I like it with my jeans, but I can see wearing this with a pair of slacks, a skirt for a more formal look –  or it could even be worn as a swimsuit cover-up for the beach.

Sizes Included:

  • Classic Mesh XS – XL +2 Alpha Layers
  • Fitmesh XS-XL
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Makeup Applier – Bold & Beauty Kristina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Runaway Hair Joanne
Shirt – AsHmOoT S/S Coll_Y Long Shirt (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pants – Addams Ginger Boyfriend Jeans
Pose – West End To Catch A Butterfly 1 (featured @ Swank)
Sim – Luane’s Magical World

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New Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift: AsHmOoT

Hello Fabulouses! Kristabel Ashmoot of AsHmOoT has updated her Fabulously Free in SL group gift to the super hot bikini as shown below for system and all kinds of mesh bodies via applier.  Perfect for summer? I think so!

AsHmOoT – Added 05/07/17

How to grab your gift!

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.


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Fab Free Designer Friday – 3/31/2017 – Ashmoot

Ashmoot Entrance Hello and Happy Friday Fab Free’rs! This week’s edition of Fab Free Designer Friday feature designer is Ashmoot. Ashmoot has been part of the Second Life shopping experience for several years, and I can honestly say I’ve never personally been disappointed in anything I’ve purchased there. The shop is a great place to find a little bit of everything from quality mesh clothing to hairstyles. Their unique clothing style is timeless and it spans from casual to formal, and includes shoes, accessories, and lingerie. There’s also a full section of menswear with equal variety. As you can see in the photo above, there is some information in the entry way about associated groups and events. Once inside, if you’re looking for the menswear, head to the left, group gifts are just to the right.
Ashmoot GiftsThe Ashmoot group is FREE to join, and there are several FREE goup gifts for the men as well as the ladies. In the group gift area is also where you’ll find the exclusive Fab Free group gift. Astrid showed off this FREE gift off in her post “Feeling Mouthy“.  There’s also a table with a few gifts that don’t require any groups, and they cost one or two lindens each. As one of those few and far between stores with something genuinely for everyone, Ashmoot is the perfect spot for some retail therapy. Happy shopping Fab Free!


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Feeling Mouthy!

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Sometimes you feel… mouthy.

Today I feel a bit mouthy. You know, sometimes you just have to get it ALL out there in the open and tell it like it is. There’s no stopping you and then… of course later you know you’re going to pay for it… but luckily I found this great top that can just be mouthy for me!

Stopping by Ashmoot!

So I stopped by Ashmoot where I was able to pick up two great gifts and it didn’t cost me a single Linden!

First I picked up this terrific sweater (the one that made me feel so mouthy 😉 ). It’s Ashmoot‘s FREE FabFree Group Gift offering. Just wear your FabFree Group tag and pick this gorgeous mesh sweater up. It comes in all the standard sizes and includes an alpha layer as well.

I also picked up the matching shorts! These are applier shorts and you can get them by wearing the Ashmoot group tag. The Ashmoot group is also FREE to join, making this gift FREE as well. You’ll get appliers for Maitreya, Slink, and Omega as well as a couple of system layers as well!

Just be careful not to let your mouth run away with you while wearing this great outfit 😉

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Jennie
Sweater – AsHmOoT – Acc Coll_Short Sweatheer_Mouth/ R&G (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Shorts – AsHmOoT – Ling_Cotton Shorts/ R&G (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Private Location

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