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Love it, Live it

Love it, Live it

I’m starting to feel a little less guilty about being excited about Autumn.  You must admit that it is really the best season for a great many reasons.  It’s still lovely out, the trees are insanely beautiful, and the food and drink is pretty top notch.  Plus, there are some awesome celebrations, right?  I’m having fun with a cup of what I like to call “98% sugar”… a French Vanilla from Tim’s, which is literally the only kind of coffee that I will allow past my lips because it tastes nothing like coffee.  Hey, I’m a wimp.  At least I own it.

To Orsy We Go!

Allison mentioned yesterday that there were gifts to be had at this month’s Orsy event.  I went over to take a peek at what was on offer, and I’m pretty glad I did.  Be aware that a lot of the gifts cost 1L.  Not that that’s a lot, but just in case you’re on a budget!  To get the gifts, just join the Orsy group for free! Here’s what I grabbed:

  • 1L Top, Skirt & Panties by Ahlure sized for Altamura, Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Kupra Bimbo, Kupra Low, Kupra, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya & Petite
  • FREE Boots by Eternus sized for Freya, Kupra, Legacy & Maitreya
  • FREE Pose by DePerla with one other pose in the box

Orsy is running until September 23rd so you’ve still got a while to visit.

Happy (almost) Fall!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top, Skirt and Panties – Ahlure Taby (1L @ Orsy/Group is Free to Join)
Boots – Eternus Lilac Boots (Free Gift @ Orsy/Group is Free to Join)
Sweater – Seniha Stella Cardigan

Cup – OMY Tim’s Run
Necklaces – Asteroidbox Farren

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Skin Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filigree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow – Lelutka Cate
Lipstick – Lelutka Cate
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – Truth Trinket
Pose – DePerla Angela (Free Gift @ Orsy/Group is Free to Join)
Sim – Luane’s World Le Monde Perdu


Black and White

Black and White

Good afternoon, Fab Readers. We have a nice surprise for the gentlemen today. Amazing Creations has given us a “two for the price of one” hunt prize appropriately enough for the Surprise Hunt. This is the ‘Casual 5’ shirt one of the two prizes you can get for just 3L and a little hunting.  The shirts both come in two versions, one with the ‘doubled’ long sleeve look and one with simple regular short sleeves. Perfect for this time of year when the weather can be warm one day and cool the next.

The Surprise Hunt runs until April 30th which is creeping closer rather quickly. So don’t delay too long or the surprise will be all gone.

Sizes Included

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza Jake
  • Classic Fitmesh – XS – XL
  • Nardcotix David
  • Signature Gianni
  • SLink Male
  • TMP

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Gabriel is wearing

Top – Amazing Creations – Casual 5 – 3L prize for the Surprise Hunt

Photo Location – Backdrop City


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Divided

Divided

Good afternoon, FabFree Readers.  Though it may be afternoon at least in my part of the Grid… I am getting ready for the weekend nights. And the 50L Fridays sale is setting me up just perfectly. If you are unaware of this every Friday sale, you can see all the details here.

Let’s start at the top with the top. This is the ‘Tobias’ tank from Butterscotch and it’s the 50L special today. It only comes in the black but, if you wait till tomorrow you can pick one up in blue for the Saturday Sale. I prefer the darker colors so I don’t need to wait around. 

Sizes Included

  • Belleza Jake
    Signature Gianni
    Legacy

 My new slacks are also just 50L today from one of my favorite designers: AsteroidBox.  These are the ‘Jordan’ pants and they come in a Unisex pack to include ladies sizes. Each leg can be colored separately to make your own style stand out. The metal zippers color can also be changed. 

Sizes Included

  • Belleza Jake  + Freya
  • Legacy Male + Female
  • Maitreya

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Gabriel is wearing


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MakeOver Monday part 4

Hello hello, Fab Free! It’s that time again… MakeOver Monday! And we’ve come so far! Two full avatars for exactly ZERO lindens. And I really had to grit my teeth a few times. I’m so weak when it comes to having that “perfect’ (To me anyway) look. I really fret over poor Alistar’s hair. And I’m still looking for something better for him. I swear, if I ever become a designer or builder… I will have good free stuff for the guys. But anyway…

Let’s jump in here. SO, we have bento bodies, Mesh heads, Animation Overrides, and hair. All we need now is clothes. I don’t want to dwell on the clothing part since that’s basically what we do here at the Blog everyday. But I do want to mention a few places, I’ve found very helpful.

First is R&R Swag and their “Rookie Alley” . This is a very nice selection of things for both male and female avatars under 30 days. This outfit is a bit of a mix and match from the Rookie Alley and the past group gifts.

Alistar’s second outfit is a second set of jeans from R&R Swag’s Rookie Alley and a group gift from Asteroidbox for the L’Homme group.  L’Homme is one of the hands down best groups to join if you are looking for male clothes and accessories. The group is free to join, the designers are top notch and you have three -ish months to pick the gifts up. I highly recommend it. 

Last is a current gift for one of our own FabFree Group designers – MaxMagic. They are offering this great Trekkie hoodie for both men and women. I do love geeky stuff!

Kerydwyn’s clothes are much easier to find, go figure. But I still want to show a few choices for our newbs. The first is from BoHo Soul one of our FabFree Group designers. This is the “Impish” outfit which comes with top, pants and shoes. Which is awesome because free good shoes are hard to find. 

The second outfit is from the Cozy Fest event. This event is a bonanza for free gifts from real quality designers. Plus, for new folks… it’s just about everything you can ask for. The group is free to join and each booth has a free gift! Kerydwyn is showing the ‘Maggs’ top from Apple Blossom and the ‘Natasha’ leggings from 1313 Mockingbird lane. These events are great places to “shop” for designers landmarks as well. If you like the gift or what you see in the booth… check out their main store. They may have a free group or other gifts there. Also,

The boots in the second picture are another totally free gift from Body Cult the Marketplace. Digging through the MP can be frustrating… but worth it.

 

Okay that’s it for today cause it’s late and I’m tired and cranky today. ;P  But I think we have covered some ground. Our new kids are looking like real stars on the Grid now.  Take a look at a side by side!

Wow! And remember we spent exactly… ZERO monies! 

SO… next week I will talk about housing and inventory. Or “Now I got clothes… where do I unpack ’em without putting on a free show?”

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Alistar ->

Mesh Body + head + skin – Altamura – TakeMYWay – Free at the eBento event until the 25th 

Hair – FireLight – Michael (Purchased with 250L gift card for new residents under 30 days)

Shirts –

Jeans + Shoes – R&R Swag – Past Free Group Gift + Free Rookie Alley

Kerydwyn ->

Ruth Body – LBD

Mesh Head – LeLutka Kaya (Free Christmas gift 2021) Remember you can pick up the “Leah” mesh head for free from Kalhene 

Hair – FireLight – past free group gift still available

Eyes – Ikon – Apex eyes – February group gift – Group is free to join

Pic #1 – BoHo Soul – Impish – Free gift for the FabFree Group

Pic #2 – CozyFest free gifts from Apple Blossom and 1313 Mockingbird Lane

Boots – Body Cult – knit Boots Cuffs – Free gift on the MarketPlace 

 

 


Frosty Fun

Frosty Fun

Cue the sleigh bells again, I’m about to do Christmassy things in the woods!  I don’t know what that entails, but most likely some sitting around fires, some caroling and some airing of grievances.  Wait, that last one is for Festivus.  Either way, let’s get to it!

Sweater Weather

Alright!  It’s time to get toasty, a lot Christmassy, and yet stay a bit punk while we’re at it.  Asteroidbox has an awesome freebie under the tree – this ripped and awesome sweater!  I am pretty obsessed with how the holes give it an air of “I don’t care one bit”.  There’s an HUD that has a red option as well.  Best of all, it’s completely free – no need to join a group!  Even better, there’s one there for the guys too!  Yay!

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Legacy
  • Legacy Perky
  • Maitreya
  • Maitreya Petite
  • V-Tech

Go West

West End are spoiling their group members!  Under their Christmas Tree, you’ll find about 12 awesome gifts, each containing a very generous gift.  There are poses, clothing, accessories and all sorts – some of which also have male versions so the gents aren’t forgotten here either.  I’m showing off the candy cane nail polish (Maitreya appliers in the box and an HUD with several different candy cane stripe colours), as well as the frosted shake which will keep me on a sugar high all night.  To get these lovely gifts, just join the West End group for free, and click on the presents!

Meet me in the woods!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Sweater – Asteroidbox Jodie (Free Gift/No Group Join Required)
Jeans – Cynful Keeper Flare Pants
Drink – West End Christmas Frosted Shake (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Earrings – LaGyo Stardust

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filigree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow – Pout! Day & Night Liner
Lipstick – Lelutka Cate
Nails – West End Candy Cane Nail Polish (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Hair – Doux Snowflake Queen (Free Gift/ No Group join Required)  Previously Blogged by Cre HERE
Sim – Winterland


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Yule Review

Yule Review

Good evening, FabFree. I know I rather don’t look like myself this evening but I had to take advantage of the remarkable new free mesh head available at Bespoke. I don’t often get the pleasure of seeing such high quality accessories coming around for the men of Second Life so I grasped this opportunity with some excitement.

This is the “Yule – Elf” head from Bespoke as I said and you can pick it up for free along with four different colored skins at the mainstore. The head comes with two shapes, one male and one female. Both are very well made as are the skins. Yule also includes:
• BoM Head/Body skin “Wood”
• Rigged eyes, eyelashes, mouth
• 6 eye colors
• AO HUD
• Eyebrow Tattoos (BoM)

I can honestly say I like this head and the shape that comes with it. The shape is not simply a handsome human with pointy ears. The shape and proportions of both head and body are very ‘other’. That said, the head responds fully to the slider system and can be made into your preferred shape easily. I left the shape untouched except for two things. I did make the head to body ratio slightly larger and I made the hands slightly smaller.  Simply personal preference, I would consider this head and shape ready to use ‘right out of the box’.

I did encounter a few minor issues. I felt the eyes did not fit inside the sockets well. They clipped a bit at the corners. However this could easily be changed or tweeked. It didn’t help that I wasn’t 100% happy with the colors of eyes offered but that is purely a personal preference and no bad mark against Bespoke. The other issue I had was the AO. The AO runs through a menu that I felt was a bit clunky. The animations were well done but a bit inconvenient to access. All said, I would not consider any of this a reason to not get this head and enjoy it’s use.

I want to say something about the skins both included and the four extra skins available. These are simply some of the best skins I have encountered in Second Life. They are truly astonishing. The details are both subtle and gorgeous. Even if you decide not to use them with the Yule head they are a stunning addition to your wardrobe.
Yule 2
I am uncertain as to how long the Yule head and the skins will be available but it is described as a “Season’s Gift”. If you would like to get this excellent elfin head and skins don’t delay.

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Gabriel is wearing

  • Head + Shape + Eyes + Skin – Bespoke – Yule Elf head and skins – FREE/0L – Free gift for everyone – No group needed

    Photo Location – Backdrop City


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Gasp! Two FREE Heads from LeLutka!

Gasp! Two FREE Heads from LeLutka!

What’s the big news today, FabFree?  Two brand spankin’ new and completely FREE mesh heads!  Let’s dive into the info!

LeLutka Strikes Again!

Last year, we were all blown away by the generosity of the LeLutka team when they put out two mesh heads for members of their free to join group.  Well, it looks like lightning DOES strike twice, because here we go again with two more new and utterly free Lelutka Evo X heads!  One for females, and one for males!  I’m modeling the Kaya, which comes complete with all the bells and whistles, most of which I have no idea how to work (yet).  But, she’s very pretty, and I had fun with her Elvish ears, turning myself into a bit of a Space Babe.  I dunno, just go with it.  Sadly, I couldn’t wrangle a male posing partner quite yet to show off the new head for the gentlemen, but I will add a photo below so you can see it.

There are three locations you can go to grab these gifts.

Location 1
Location 2
Location 3

You’ll need the free Lelutka group to get your gift, which you can join by pasting this code into chat:

secondlife:///app/group/b4820d07-1543-6d56-e6bd-ab848903ee9b/about

But…there’s more…

Several other stores are participating in the gift extravaganza, and they’ve all put out matching goodies to go with these heads.  Here’s the list of places to visit!

– Heaux – Bold and Beauty – RAWR – Glam Affair – Cazimi – Top1Salon – Stray Dog – JackSpoon –
– Not Found – VELOUR – Lara Hurley – VOBE – Clef de Peau – DeeTaleZ – Lilo Shapes – Nuve – Mila –
– Avi-Glam –

You’ve got until December 24 to pick these amazing gifts up! (You’ll also find a special Christmas surprise in the box)

Happy head hunting!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Outfit – R2 Raiden, Shiran & Sou
Top – AsteroidBox Lepus

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Kaya (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Hair – Magika Midnight
Backdrop – Foxcity Space Babe
Pose – Belle Poses Nyx


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Love & Zombies

Love & Zombies

Creepy season is clearly upon us, but what’s a cute zombie hunter to do when she’s in need of some romance?  Well, you get dolled up, head to the most romantic clearing in the post-apocalyptic forest you can find, swipe on some red lipstick and hope the man (or woman) of your dreams saunters by and ignores the blood stains.  Or, contrarily, they’re impressed by the blood stains because clearly you’re a survivor of all the madness.  Once you put down your weapons long enough to suss out if you’re compatible, you’ll totally be ready for some canoodling!

Dating Tips from the Dark

Now that I’ve sufficiently rambled, it’s time to tell you about where I got this dark and yet rather appealing outfit!  AsteroidBox have put on a little creepy hunt in honour of Halloween coming!  It’s lots of fun, with little notecard clues in each gift – plus everything is completely free, no need to join a group.  Just find the bloody knives on the sim and you’re good to go!  I got my top, pants, boots and cane there, but there are also gifts for the guys so they’re not left out of the fun either!  You’ve got until the 1st of November to get your creep on!

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Jake
  • Legacy F
  • Legacy M
  • Maitreya
  • Legacy Perky (top)
  • Hourglass (top)
  • Maitreya Petite
  • V-Tech

AsteroidBox. Halloween Bloody Hunt @ The Mainstore

Have lots of fun, FabFree!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top – AsteroidBox Maria Shirt (Free Gift on the AsteroidBox Halloween Bloody Hunt/No Group Join Required)
Pants – AsteroidBox Jordan Pants (Free Gift on the AsteroidBox Halloween Bloody Hunt/No Group Join Required)
Boots – AsteroidBox Xaid Boots (Free Gift on the AsteroidBox Halloween Bloody Hunt/No Group Join Required)
Cane – AsteroidBox Crow Skull Cane (Free Gift on the AsteroidBox Halloween Bloody Hunt/No Group Join Required)

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filigree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow – Pout! Day & Night Liner
Lipstick – Adored Advent
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – Magika Ash
Sim – Moochie


Wasted beats

Wasted beats

Lions sit in solemn lines
Drinking gin and dropping lines

Wasting beats in this heart of mine
Until the morning comes around

~ “Sinners” by Barns Courtney

Good afternoon, FabFree readers. Today I am happy to wish the amazing L’Homme eMagazine a very happy 7th anniversary. If you haven’t become aware of this publication, I urge you to discover it. The photography is beyond compare and always inspires. If you want to keep up with the cutting edge men’s designers… this is the place for you.

Each issue includes new completely free gifts for the members of the free readers group. In fact, over the next few days, I will be showing a few of the best gifts here on our blog. The first and certainly one of the best gifts available is the “Theo Suit” from AsteroidBox. I can’t thank this designer enough for the spectacular gift. The suit is marvelously styled with a modern edge. The faint print of the skeleton bones on the fabric gives it an almost menacing look while being so sleek. Yes, I guess you can say I like this suit!

To join the L’Homme group simply click the sign above any of the gifts and join up for free. Then help yourself to an array of gifts fit for the discerning gentleman.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza Jake
  • Legacy
  • Signature Gianni

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Gabriel is wearing

  • Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
  • Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
  • Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
  • Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
  • Exile – Knox
  • Glasses – Linden Labs – Student glasses – Free in your Inventory

Full Suit – AsteroidBox – Theo Suit – FREE/0L – Free gift for the L’Homme Group – Group is free to join

Photo Location – Private SIM