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my mother told me son let it be

my mother told me son let it be

Good evening, Fab Readers.  Finding good quality men’s wear and accessories here on the Grid is often a trial and can be very frustrating. Honestly, I think if I have to see one more hoodie… Never mind, I digress. When the morass of “not affordable” or “mundane” men’s wear gets me down, I retreat to my stand by favorites. Places with quality work and generous groups. One such place is R&R Swag. They can always be counted on for excellent group gifts and other affordable options. Plus, the designers are rather charming and very friendly.

I found recently that the prizes on the Lucky Chairs in the main store have been updated and I was delighted to see that my initial had popped up as well. I didn’t hesitate to grab this full outfit ; The Blade Biker Outfit. The complete outfit includes the jacket, with and without the tee shirt, the jeans and the boots. All impeccably built and perfect for casual days or nights. The outfit is designer exclusively for the Signature Gianni but I found it looked just as smashing on my Belleza Jake. As Julianna would say, “Your mileage may vary.” Even if this look doesn’t suit you, R&R Swag has many other past group gifts available as well as other outfits loaded into the Lucky Chairs. The Group is free to join as well.

Sizes Included

  • Signature Gianni

Jacket + Tee + Jeans + boots – R&R Swag – Blade Biker Outfit – FREE/0L – Free Lucky Chair Prize – Group is free to join

Photo Location – Backdrop City

 


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Lasting

Lasting

Hey Fab Fam! I’m not going to blather at you today because it’s Tuesday and I just know you have 25L burning a hole in your pocket ready to grab a deal for 25L Tuesday! Right? Right! So let’s hit the details all speedy like!

Kitty Creations is one of the designers I always look forward to seeing on Tuesday. It never fails to be something cool! And today is no exception. This is “Tallis” in red. I love the details and the little tassel! Tallis comes in seven other colors if red isn’t your thing and each of them is just 25L

Sizes Inlcuded

  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • FitMesh – Medium
  • Maitreya
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique
  • Tonic – Curvy, Fine

Gabe is wearing the “Andrea skirt”  (It’s NOT a skirt… it’s clearly a kilt. ~Gabriel) from Viki today. The skirt or kilt comes in the leather and black only for 25L Tuesday. It also comes in both male and female sizes. Perfect for your Celtic warrior.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza Jake
  • Singnature Gianni
  • SLink Male
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique
  • Tonic – Curvy, Fine

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Juli’s Stylin’

    • Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
    • Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
    • Ears – Swallow – Crossover
    • Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
    • Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set
    • Skin + Body Freckles – The Skinnery – Aimee + Peach Maitreya Applier
    • Makeup – AlaskaMetro – Fierce 
    • Hair – Doux – Dana

    Dress – Kitty Creations – Tallis – 25L as part of 25L Tuesdays

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    Gabriel is wearing

          • Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
          • Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
          • Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
          • Hair – No_Match – No_Hint
          • Eyes – Ikon – Apex eyes in Forest – FREE/0L – Free group Gift – Group is free to join
          • Boots, Harness, Fur + Armbands – Black Larl – Reider set

            Kilt – Viki – Andrea – 25L as part of 25L Tuesday


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Asher

Asher

Hello and Happy Friday, FabFree. As I am sure you are aware, the weekend is upon us and I for one am quite glad to see it’s arrival. Not only does the weekend bring some well deserved rest and relaxation, it brings a slew of sales and events with it. And the men haven’t been excluded today.

For example, Finer Threads is participating in the Happy Weekend Sale and are offering this refreshing change from the morass of sweats and snapbacks. This is the “Asher” suit in black and it was a mere 60L as part of the sale. The set is all one piece however you as receive a HUD to change the color of the suit jacket and inner shirt.  I found a bit of mixing and matching fit me well today with shades of black and blue. The Asher comes in several other colors all for the same 60L price if the black doesn’t suit your taste. And since the sale is a “Weekend” offering, I imagine that Asher will go back to the rack for it’s regular price on Sunday evening. So make some haste if you want to pick it up for this special sale.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza Jake
  • Legacy
  • Signature Gianni

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Gabriel is wearing


Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Good evening FabFree! I hope the first day of 2022 has come and gone by with nothing but good stuff for you. Gabe and I started our 2022 much like we started 2021: with coffee first and nonsense after. ( Or during thanks to Dixie) So much happened in 2021… and 2020 , I know it’s left us with some hard feelings. But I made a promise to myself and my little family here. I will not lose hope for better things and try to be one of those better things for the people n my life.

So HAPPY NEW YEAR my FabFree Family! Gabe and I wish you all every blessing and every happiness in this year stretching out before us.

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Juli’s Stylin’

    • Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
    • Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
    • Ears – Swallow – Crossover
    • Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
    • Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set
    • Skin + Body Freckles – The Skinnery – Aimee + Peach Maitreya Applier
    • Makeup – AlaskaMetro – Fierce 
    • Hair – Doux – Lucy

    Sweater and Top – BumbleBee – Rome Loose Sweater – FREE/0L – Bought w/ 250 Gift Card – Gift Card is the free gift @ 2021 Holiday Shop & Hop  

    Sizes Included

    • Belleza – Freya, Isis
    • Legacy
    • Maitreya
    • SLink – Hourglass, Physique

    Boots – BumbleBee – Rome Boots – FREE/0L – Bought w/ 250 Gift Card – Gift Card is the free gift @ 2021 Holiday Shop & Hop

    Sizes Included

    • Belleza
    • Legacy
    • Maitreya
    • SLink

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    Gabriel is wearing

Photo Location – In our kitchen


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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


We can dance

We can dance

Hello, my FabFree Dears! As I said Monday, this month is all Christmas all the time! And now I’m dragging Gabriel into it. But dang, doesn’t he look good in that suit? Nothing like a handsome man in a handsome suit. (He’s rolling his eyes at me)   At any rate, Gabe and I stopped over at R&R Swag and found this gorgeous set of his and hers Group Gifts. Both gifts include shoes and the ladies stunning gown includes the complete jewelry set as well. Now, we’re both ready for the Holiday Parties to get rolling.

R&R Swag is one of those awesome designers you can always count on for loads of past group gifts, lucky chairs and both men’s and ladies current gifts. Plus, the group is free to join. And of course, the quality is excellent. What more could you ask for?  Now go grab these and get all spiffied up!

Ladies Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique

Men’s Sizes Included

  • Belleza Jake
  • Signature – Gianni
  • SLink Male

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Juli’s Stylin’

    • Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
    • Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
    • Ears – Swallow – Crossover
    • Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
    • Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set
    • Skin + Body Freckles – The Skinnery – Aimee + Peach Maitreya Applier
    • Makeup – AlaskaMetro – Fall Beauty Book
    • Hair – Truth – Eternity

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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
      • Hair – Exile – Knox
      • Glasses – Since 1975 – Slimglass Glasses 
    • Dress + Shoes + Jewelry – R&R Swag – Mademoiselle – FREE/0L – Free gift for the R&R Swag Group – Group is free to join

      Suit + Shoes – R&R Swag – Monsieur – FREE/0L – Free gift for the R&R Swag Group – Group is free to join

      Photo Location – Black Arts

        


After Hours

After Hours

Good afternoon, Fab Readers. As you all must know by now FabFree’s own Fallen Leaves and Frost Hunt is well underway. You might be thinking it’s just for the ladies however there are quite a few very nice men’s prizes worth Hunting down as well. So let’s take a look, shall we?

My very comfortable and warm new sweater is from Madcat Creations Boutique. This is the “Falling Leaves” sweater and it is indeed the color of the season’s leaves. Perfect for a night out or a casual stroll in the changing colors of Autumn. It can be yours for 5L and a little time spent hunting.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza Jake
  • Legacy
  • Signature Gianni
  • SLink Male

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Gabriel is wearing

Sweater – Madcat Creations Boutique – Falling Leaves Sweater – 5L prize for the FabFree Fallen Leaves and Frost Hunt

Photo Location – Oxygen2


Dem Bones

Bones

Good morning, Fabulous Readers. I have quit the find for the men of FabFree today. And it’s definitely in the spirit of the season. I felt rather festive when I agreed to meet friends at a local watering hole. But when I got there… something was off. And this skinny guy sitting next to me… very odd vibes…

At least my new Halloween outfit was appropriate for the evening. FKD has supplied a generous full pack of shirts and a pair of cobweb printed jeans. Everything fits perfectly and the details of the design are spot on. Perfect for a casual party or just seasonal wanders around the Grid. Since you can’t see the design in the picture, I’ve included a quick snapshot.

Just click the pumpkin at the front of the store sitting on the table advertising the “Pinky Pie Spooky Walk”. If you have a minute, the spooky walk is worth your time with several men’s outfits for a sale price of 25L. 

One note of caution. When you unpack the gift, the box is completely transparent. It took me a minute to figure out that I had a ‘ghost” box rather than a glitch.

 

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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 – Since 1975 – Slimglass Glasses – FREE/0L – Free gift for the L’Homme Group – Group is free to Join
    • Necklace – etham – Metal Cross – FREE/0L – Free gift @ The Shop and Hop

Shirt – FKD – Shawn – FREE/0L – Free gift for Halloween – No group needed

Jeans – FKD – Ricky jeans – FREE/0L Free gift for Halloween – No group needed

Photo Location – HalloweenVille


Red Rain

Red Rain

~ I am standing up at the water’s edge in my dream
   I cannot make a single sound as you scream
   It can’t be that cold, the ground is still warm to touch
   Hey, we touch
   This place is so quiet, sensing that storm
 
   Red rain is coming down
                                                            ~ “Red Rain”  Peter Gabriel

Good evening, Fab Readers. I’m not going to chatter on too much this evening about this gift. I am grateful that Red Angel has given us a remembrance of a terrible day in American history. We need to remember and honor the people who were the victims of madness and the heroes who gave their lives trying to save them. What more is there to say.

Sizes Included

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza Jake
  • Signature Gianni
  • SLink Male
  • TMP

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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 – Since 1975 – Slimglass Glasses – FREE/0L – Free gift for the L’Homme Group – Group is free to Join
  • Jeans + Sneakers – Tastic– Hunter

Top – Red Angel – 911 20 Years – FREE/0L – Gift for the Fabulously Free Group – Group is free to join

Photo Location – Home


All my todays

All my todays

Welcome to the week, Fab Readers! Isn’t it wild how time seems to be getting faster and faster as we head towards the holidays and the end of the year? It’s full on Fall now! And in honor of that, Gabe and I went for a nice stroll out in town to breathe it all in! The crisp air, the falling leaves… The cup full of hot chocolate… oh yes!  I even found us the perfect casual outfits to enjoy our walk. Both of our full outfits come from Tastic and they each only cost one little Linden.

My top and cozy sweater are the “Willow” set. You get the jeans and the top inside a little mushroom prize box. It’ll take a few minutes of hunting but you’ll find it. I am in love with the rich Autumn colors in both the top and the jeans.

Gabe’s full outfit is called “Hunter” appropriately enough. You lucky guys get the whole outfit – Hoodie, jeans and sneakers! Each piece is really well built. I especially like the sneakers! The look is so realistic.  Just be sure to wear a shirt under it… so you can hand it off to your girl when she gets cold. 😉

The Harmony Hunt only runs until Sept. 30th so get out there and get your Hunt on!

Sizes Included with Willow

  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Classic Mesh – XXS – L
  • Maitreya
  • Legacy
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique
  • Tonic – Curvy, Fine

Sizes Included with Hunter

  • Belleza Jake
  • Classic Fitmesh
  • Legacy
  • Signature Gianni
  • SLink Male

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Juli’s Stylin’

  • Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
  • Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
  • Ears – Swallow – Crossover
  • Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
  • Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set
  • Skin + Body Freckles – The Skinnery – Aimee + Peach Maitreya Applier
  • Hair – Truth – Brazen

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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 – Since 1975 – Slimglass Glasses – FREE/0L – Free gift for the L’Homme Group – Group is free to Join

Ladies Top + Jeans – Tastic – Willow – 1L prize for the Harmony Hunt

Men’s Top + Jeans + Sneakers – Tastic – Hunter – 1L prize for the Harmony Hunt

Photo Location – Oxygen2