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Crusin’ the Strip

Crusin' the Strip

Driving the loop….

Back in the day, when malls were a thing and we all wanted out lives to be straight out of 16 Candles or Fast Times at Ridgemont High, my weekends were spent cruising up and down the strip, honking and waving at the same cars over and over. We’d occasionally pull over at one of our turn around points, the McDonalds at either end of town and show off our rides and wave and catcall at the pretty girls that would drive past. Oh, to be that age again….

A Leaning Look…

My outfit today does take me back a bit to yesteryear. The Kase Men’s Jeans, a FREE group gift at [ASHBURY] lends itself to the day when patches over your ripped jeans were the thing and not just more rips. The Ashbury group is FREE to join. {Get Frocked} also has a FREE gift for it’s members. The collared Purple Shirt projects that you care about your appearance while trying to attract the birds that fly by (often way too quickly). The Get Frocked group is also FREE to join. My last gift is totally FREE with no group to join. You can find the Lee Boots on the display floor (away from the group gifts) at BYRNE as a FREE gift to all.

Hey, looks like that car is coming by for a second look….   /me runs his fingers through his hair and stands real cool…

 

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.16
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt: {Get Frocked} – Purple Shirt (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 0L to join)
Pants: [ASHBURY] –  KASE Men’s Jeans (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 0L to join)
Shoes: BYRNE – Lee Boots (FREE Gift $0L)

Pose: Reel Pose – Pack 13 – 05

Sim: Urban Paradise

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Space Blossom

Space Blossom

Moolto Magic…

When I picked up the group gift at BYRNE that Love and I showed [HERE], I couldn’t help but see that the store was taking part in the Moolto Spring Fling Hunt. This is a FREE hunt, meaning all the gifts are FREE to pick up, but you must join the Moolto Group, which is also FREE and wear the Moolto magic glasses while completing the hunt.

Star Child…

The hunt gift at BYRNE is the Space Blossom Outfit. Wearing this shirt and pants outfit will most definitely get you noticed. The shirt vest combo comes in both grass and petal (shown) colors that will make you “pop” in every room you walk into. The Moolto Spring Fling Hunt runs all through May.

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.13
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Outfit: BYRNE – Space Blossom Suit (Spring Fling Hunt FREE / 0L)
Shoes: Hoorenbeek – Allen 2.0 Black Dress Shoes

Pose: oOo Studio – Rugged three

Sim: The Outter Garden

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Blue Lagoon

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Hello there Fabulous Readers! Carson and I are stopping by to share news with you about the latest group gift at Byrne, and the reason we are both here is because the free group gifts for May for men and women match so nicely I wanted to show them together.  When I told him there was a blue lagoon and some sugar involved he was happy to oblige 🙂

The Byrne inworld group is free to join.

For The Ladies…

The ladies gift for May includes the mesh Evie Dress as shown below for Slink, Maitreya and Belleza in the two colours as shown below.  This simple spaghetti strap dress design is beautifully textured in a tropical flower print, giving this dress high head turning possibilities!

(BYRNE) EvieDressAD-MayGroupGift

For The Men…

Guys can pick up the mesh Evan Shorts in the same two cool colours of purple and blue.  Now Carson is looking all hunky with NO shirt on, but I think it would also look very nice with a blue or purple coloured T-Shirt or polo if your man simply “must” wear a shirt.

(BYRNE) EvanShortsAD-MayGuysGroupGift

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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 –  TRUTH Damaris
Dress – Byrne Evie Dress – Blue (free group gift / 0L / 0L to join)

Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v2.13
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shorts:  Byrne – Evan Mens Shorts – Blue (free group gift / 0L / 0L to join)

Pose by GlamRus
Sim – Tai

 

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A Grown Up Easter Dress

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Hello Fab Free’rs! Can you believe we are already almost halfway through April?! This is the time of year I always want to add cute dresses and pretty girlish things to my wardrobe. Maybe it’s a left over impulse from years of Easter dresses as a little girl. BYRNE‘s April group gift does feel a little bit like a pretty Easter dress, a grown-up Easter dress. It is pretty, and sweet with lace and flowers, just like an Easter dress should be. I especially like the optional neck scarf. To get your FREE copy of this lovely lace dress, just join the BYRNE group. The group is FREE to join. You can then check the past notices, or head over to the BYRNE main location.  The gift includes standard mesh sizes and matching alphas. Also, at the shop you can purchase past group gifts if you missed them when they were released. Most of the previous gifts are priced at 50 or 60 lindens.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – CATWA HAIR Aimee

Head –  Lelutka – Aria

Skin – Essences – Imani

Dress – (BYRNE) Hollywood Lace Dress – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara (bento update)

*Pose by Le Poppycock

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Creepy Steamy

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Feeling Creepy?

Or are you feeling Steamy? I think this look is a cross between dark burlesque and creepy steampunk and I really like it. I managed to put it together for free with some pieces from various gifts that you can grab up if you hurry. All the offers expire in the next three days (March 31st). So don’t wait.

First up, grab my burlesque corset from BYRNE as the free March Subscribo gift. You’ll get both a copper (shown) and purple (not shown) color in your gift box. It comes in all the standard mesh sizes plus you’ll also get popular mesh body sizes for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza. While you are at BYRNE, be sure to pick up the free group gift (the group is free to join). It was really nice as well.

Steam on!

I paired my new corset with a pair of outstanding Steampunk boots from the Steam XII Hunt. These boots were free as part of the hunt, and I found them with just a bit of searching at Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes. They are unrigged mesh, and made to fit standard bodies as well as all the major mesh body types. I got them to fit my Maitreya body perfectly just by hiding my feet! The detailing on them of the gears, straps, and buckles is amazing, and they matched the Corset just perfectly.

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Carnival touches…

I really liked the lucky dip this week at PA Designe and couldn’t help but try my chances at it. Luckily I landed the scull nose chain and earring. It’s all one piece for easy fitting. When I attached it, I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t require any editing at all to get it to fit to my Catwa Head. This item is completely free if you are lucky on your dip in the bucket. Take a chance on this skull inspired jewelry piece!

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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 – Karee
Nosering/earring – PA Designe – Scull Nose Ear Chain and Earing (Free Lucky Dip – this week only)
Corset – BYRNE – Amanda Burlesque (Free March Subscribo Gift)
Pants – Purplemoon Creations – Moxie Leggings in Black
Boots – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Sonya Red Boots Female (0L for the Steam XII Hunt)

Sim Location – Port Babbage

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Singin’ My Heart Out

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Lala and Lace

I thought I’d give singing a try… I do know both kinds of music, Country AND Western…. While I’m singing (screeching) my way to the Grand Ol’ Opry, let me tell you about what I’m wearing. I discovered Byrne has a new group gift out. The LalaLace Mens Pants are FREE to group members and The group is FREE to join.  The pants come in both black and white designs and in sizes XS-XL. Past group gifts are also out for a small price. I picked up the Victor Coat for just $60L and the Miller Boots for $50L.

I’ve got a heart on…

…my guitar. The THUNK!  Valentine Guitar is a FREE gift at the Shop Your Heart Out Event. It is adjustable to fit and comes with animations so you can play like a pro. Now if I could just sing like a pro instead of sounding like a wounded cat…

Carson is wearing…

Pants: Byrne: LalaLace Mens Pants (Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join)
Outerwear: Byrne: Victor Coat (former Group Gift 2016 $60L)
Shoes: Byrne: Miller Boots(unisex) (former Group Gift $50L)
Accessories: A&D Clothing  TopGun Retro Glasses (Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join)
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Guitar: THUNK! Valentine Guitar @ Shop Your Heart Out Event (FREE Gift $0L)

Sim: Reed Valley

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A Vintage Stroll

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It’s not cold everywhere.

There are still parts of this world that have warm weather… and I decided to take a warmer weather stroll. I was missing flowers and sunshine amidst all the snow. I found a garden sim with roses, vintage bikes and vases, and took a walk in my brand new January gift from BYRNE. You’ll definitely want to pick this one up. The group is free to join and the gift is free too. You’ll get the jacket and the skirt (two separate pieces) and quality alphas to go with them.

Sizes Included:

  • The Jacket: standard mesh sizes XS – XL
  • The Skirt: Fitmesh XS – XL, as well as a Maitreya fit

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A finishing touch.

Chop Zuey has generously set out a gift just for FabFree group members. Since the Fabulously Free in SL group is free to join, this gift is free as well, and it matched my new dress from BYRNE just perfectly. So I stopped by Chop Zuey to pick up the Love Knot Set. It includes the beautiful heart choker necklace shown above as well as a pair of matching earrings that are hidden in my hair. These are easily resizable to fit any avatar. You’ll find this gift where the other Chop Zuey gifts are.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Reva
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – Love Knot Set – Slv/Rose (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is free to Join)
Dress – BYRNE – Amanda Jacket & Skirt (January Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Giardini

Astrids Signature

 


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The Barber Shop

Barber Shop

A new Sweater.

Byrne has out this great new FREE sweater as their group gift (the group is FREE to join) and you can pick it up before heading off for more winter travels. The gift package includes all the standard sizes, a good quality alpha, and the men’s sweater in black or gold. It’s quite stylish. And style was what was what seemed appropriate as I traveled to “The Village” for my afternoon jaunt.

It was snowing.

It was snowing so I ducked into a little barber shop. It got me remembering that first haircut we all invariably get as children — you know the one… where you cry and your mother takes a picture of the entire traumatic event? It seems, though, that haircuts or at least hairstyles seem to be milestones for changes in our lives.

“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” – Coco Chanel.

The importance of a haircut.

I ran across this quote on google while exploring this little barbershop and it made me reflect a moment, because I have to think that the quote (if Coco Chanel did indeed say it) doesn’t only apply to women. A lot of men get life changing haircuts as well.

Many important milestones come with trips to the salon or at least personal stylings —  such as dances or weddings… and I’m sure the fellas (not just the ladies) get shimmied up with a fresh haircut too. In some cultures the cutting of hair is deeply spiritual, so I took this picture of myself at this quaint little Barber Shop in my brand new Freebies (and I’ve got one more to tell you about) and thought about the changes that are in store for Astrid and I as the new year approaches. We will certainly have some stories to tell you.

The Beaded Bracelet

Did you catch the fancy new bracelet I was sporting? That’s courtesy of Cold Ash, and is their November L’Homme Magazine reader’s gift. The L’Homme Magazine group is Free to join and you can pick up many free gifts from many stores across the grid, including this free bracelet which comes in a left or right version as well as a standard or TMP version. It is black with a couple of brown beads on it to make it extra versatile. And it’s a nice touch to a classic outfit. Every gentleman needs a little extra now and then.

I won’t be getting my hair cut today. But I enjoyed my wander around this shop. There are changes in store for Astrid and I in real life. All good stuff. And we’re excited about sharing our adventures here… and there… with all of you.

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum hairbase
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Bracelet – Cold Ash – Mens Mokane Bracelet (Free L’Homme group gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Sweater – Byrne – Nan Mens Sweater (Free group gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – The Village & Bar Deco

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The Wicked Witch of the South

The Wicked Witch of The South Hello There Fab Free’rs, thanks for coming by. It’s my favorite month of the year, and I decided to get a little witch-y with my style because why not?! When else can you get away with an over-sized witch hat as an accessory? In all honesty, the moment I put on this October subscriber group gift from BYRNE, I knew I wanted to wear a hat with it. I didn’t plan on a witch hat at first, but I’m quite pleased with the way things came together. Speaking of October group gifts, these adorable heels are the current group gift at Empire.  And of course I found an inexpensive lipstick by Stellar, that I couldn’t live without. I hope you like this spin on a classic witch look as much as I do!
Wicked Witch of The South Starting with the gift from BYRNE, my photos really do not do this mid-length dress justice. There are little details like the high neck, the full sleeves, and the buttons up the front that give the dress an elegant vintage feel. This group gift from BYRNE comes in the rust color shown and a blue color, both in several standard mesh sizes. Also included with this Fabulous FREE gift are a matching pair of goggles for each dress which are not shown in the photos. To add this lovely dress to your wardrobe, you’ll need to join the BYRNE Style group in world, and check the past notices. The group is FREE to join, and you’ll find a men’s gift as well!

I don’t think I could have picked a more darling pair of strapped heels to go with this dress. These lovely shoes are the October group gift at Empire. This gift is generous as always in that it includes shoes to fit Maitreya, Slink, TMP, and Belleza mesh feet. Also included is a color change hud that allows you to change each individual part of the shoes, from straps and buckles to sole. These shoes are FREE to all group members, simply join the Empire VIP group and wear your tag. The Empire VIP group has a one time join fee of 499 linden.

Finally, I cannot resist the final touch of a glittery nude lipstick from Stellar. This dollarbie applier gives a subtle shine and tint that is quite pretty and perfect for everyday wear. A fun Marketplace find by Stellar, the lip-color works with Lelutka mesh heads, Omega compatible heads, and includes a classic system layer for non-mesh avatars. Once again, I love the slight change makeup layers allow.

I genuinely hope you enjoy this look as much as I do! Here are the details.

Hair – Tableau Vivant \\ My Day @ Shopping – Ombre – Past Gacha

Skin – Essences – Imani [for Lelutka] – Currently @Crossroads

HatRemarkable Oblivion – RO – Magician Hat – Pyromancer – Past Gacha

Head – LeLutka Mesh Head-ARIA

Lipstick – [Stellar] – Bombshell lipstick “Perfect Nude” – 1L on the Marketplace 

Dress – (BYRNE) Burn Dress – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Shoes – #EMPIRE – Cyclamen – FREE Group Gift/Group is 499L to Join 

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by WetCat & StyleHaus

**Location – Invictus

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In the Morning

Greetings FabFree Readers,

In the Morning

 

The week is quickly escaping us and we are hurrying to the weekend. In your rush, don’t miss this stylish duster for the group at Byrne. The ‘Victor Duster’ comes in the slate gray I’m showing and a cobalt blue as well and you receive both in the gift. Victor comes in the standard mesh sizes XS-XL and has a good alpha layer. However, be warned. There is a bit of a glitch in that there is no size M in the slate gray. Though it’s labeled as “Slate Gray M” it is the cobalt blue. I normally wear the standard Mesh size M but the mesh size S of this duster fit me actually rather well.  The quality of the details and build are well worth the small trouble with sizing/color.  Byrne‘s group is free to join and there are many past gifts out for sale at a reduced cost.

I needed something simple to go underneath the duster and found just the thing on the Marketplace. This is the ‘Male Shirt Black” from PobZeb. It also comes in the standard mesh sizes XS-XL and for just 1L, it was a great bargain.

I remain most sincerely yours,
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Gabriel is wearing ~

Hair – Dura – Boy 63
EyesIKON – Hope Eyes in “Field”
Hands + NailsSlink– SLink Male Hands + Basic Nail HUD
Skin7 Deadly S{K}ins – Daan

Coat – Byrne– Victor Duster – (FREE/0L/Group Gift) – group is free to join

Top – PobZeb – Male Shirt Black – (1L @ the Marketplace)
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