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Celebrating the Thinking Women of SL

Celestina's Wedding, Something New, @ International Women's Day
March 8th was International Women’s Day, and the Grid was full of lovely gifts celebrating women.  Celestina’s Weddings had this beautiful gown for group members.  I am not sure how long the gown will be available, so run QUICKLY (in heels?!) to get it.  But, if not, don’t worry, your trip won’t be wasted, as there are amazingly stunning group gifts waiting for you.

The Group cost is 50L, and the gifts are legit nice with surprises like this gown, the Solstice Pearl Gown in Pink, offered up for special occasions.

The scene is the latest from my favorite pose shop, Something New.  It’s called “Once a Thinker. Always.” and comes with poses built into the set.  It is really cool and different, so, of COURSE, I had to have it!!!  You can get just the prop or the prop and poses at EBP Twe12ve for 200L.

Gown Sizes

  • Maitreya
  • Belleza (I, F)
  • Slink (H, P)
  • Legacy

Desi’s Outfit

Clothes

Gown  – Celestina’s Weddings Solstice Pearl Gown in Pink (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)

Jewelry
Necklace – Evado – Sarshi necklace
Earrings – Heartsdale Jewelry – Silver Hoop Earring 

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows – Finer Threads – Louise
Eyes– Tville – Moonlight Eyes 

Make Up
Eyeshadow – Edie’s Drawers Delicatesse 
Lipstick – Edie’s Drawers Duchess
Nails – Maitreya Lara

Hair
Hair – Exile – Casey

Pose & Props

Something New Once a Thinker. Always. 


Valentine’s Day is EVERY DAY!

Don't be my Valentine!

Ladies!!!  Valentine’s Day may be over, but sexy SL looks are every day!!!

If you are a member of the Celestina’s Weddings Group (L50), this Ceci Lace Babydoll in Cherry is free for group members! And, it comes in other colors, too!!!  So if you are a fan of Pink, Aqua, Gold, Nude, or Black, run quickly and get all these amazing gifties!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!

Desi is Wearing…

Clothes

Lingerie – Celestina’s Ceci Lace Babydoll in Cherry (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)
Heels – Vanilla Bae Florence
Necklace – Assane My Valentine
Bracelet & Earrings – Earthstones Vintage Pearls

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows – Finer Threads – Louise
Eyes– Shimmer Shop CXVIII
Eyeshadow – WarPaint Magnolia
Lipstick – Cazimi Kiss Me
Nails – Eventyra – Young Love
Hair – Truth Soiree


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Here Comes the 4L Bride!

A Blushing Bride for Just 4L

Love is in the air and SL’s wedding season approaches.  Valentine’s Day weddings have a been the seasonal kick off since the beginning of time (well, virtual time, anyway).  But, what’s a bride to do if she doesn’t have oodles of Linden to spend on her special day?  Never fear, Desi is here!

I set out to create an entire wedding outfit for less than 200L including dress, shoes, hair, flowers, jewelry, makeup, and a pose. I had two rules: the outfit would have to be something I would actually wear and the items couldn’t be part of a weekly/weekend special so they’d be available to our FabFree Readers if they wanted to check them out.  In the end, this amazing outfit only cost FOUR (4!) Linden!!! (Plus a group join fee!)

Assembling an elegant bridal package was a harder task than I could have imagined, but thanks to hints and tips from my blogging sister, Jacx Broome-Waverider, I ended up with a beautiful ensemble to reflect my own tastes in bridal finery.

First, I had to say yes to a dress.   I hopped on over to Siss Boom because I remembered seeing a white gown on the Lucky Boards.  You can read more about my obsession with Siss Boom‘s FREE no-group lucky boards here.  It took about 20 minutes, but HOORAY!  I found a beautiful simple white gown named Wayward.  It’s elegant and comes in two styles – sheer and solid.  I am wearing shear.  The solid version has modesty backing to the top.  Cost : FREE!!!

Dress Sizes:

  • eBody Curvy
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Physique
  • Venus
  • TMP

Next came hair.  Jacx reminded me that No-Match recently had a bun posted as the group gift. We teleported over to find a new group gift, but quickly made our way to the VIP room.  The group gift was not actually a bun, but, rather, hair attachments (called No-Embrace) that could be used with bridal hair. However, in perusing the fabulous room of VIP Gifts, I found No_You Rock which is my style of a messy but classy updo complete with pearls in it.  I paired that with the No-Embrace Pearls accessory to create a pretty head of hair for the wedding outfit.  Price: two free group gifts with 50L join.

Beloved & Truth Closeup

I tried to find a nice veil for cheap, but didn’t score.  The ones I tested off of MP were, well, circa 2006.  I did, however, find a pretty Pearl and Pewter Tiara from Nightfairy.  You have to fiddle a little with it, but, overall, it works.  Cost: 1L

For jewelry, I stalked MP for a good hour to find something pretty.  I found two sets from Beloved that I liked, but settled on the Teardrop set in Silver because it matched the Tiara.  Cost: 1L

For flowers, I found a simple but pretty bouquet at Wedding Princesse on MP that is currently being offered as a dollarbie.  This really is a no-frills bouquet, but you only need it for a hot minute before the dancing begins!  Cost: 1L

For shoes, I found LaPerla’s Apple Sandal for Maitreya in White on MP.  They are simple and pretty, but you really can’t see them under the dress. Cost: 1L

Finally, to strike a pose for my official wedding album, Jacx sent me to MP to An Lar poses where for 0 Linden, I picked Like a Lady #4.  Cost: FREE!!!

Total Cost for this outfit and pose?  4L (plus 50L group fee for No-Match)

Desi is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress – Siss Boom Wayward Gown in White (Free Lucky Board Prize/No Group Join Required)
Heels – LaPerla Apple Sandal (1L on Marketplace)

Jewelry

Necklace & Earrings – Beloved Teardrop Set in Silver (1L on Marketplace)
Tiara – Nightfairy Pearl & Pewter Tiara (1L on Marketplace)
Hair Accessories – No-Match No-Embrace Pearl Accessory (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows– WoW Poison
Eyes– LeLutka
Eyeshadow – LeLutka
Lipstick – LeLutka
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – No-Match No-You Rock (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)

Pose – An Lar Poses Like a Lady (Free Gift on Marketplace)


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It’s Your Birthday!

Coming soon

Ok, maybe it’s not your birthday, maybe it’s your UNbirthday (Alice in Wonderland), but gosh darnit there are so many presents at SL18B, that its gonna feel like its YOUR birthday, and not Second Lifes!

I am just in love with this dress from Celestina’s Weddings.  This is another free gift I picked up at the Second Life 18th Birthday Shop & Hop (no group required!).  It comes with earrings, rings, necklace… all sorts of jewelry and even a bouquet that animates you when you hold it!

This dress fits:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Legacy & Perky
  • Physique

❤ Arielle

Arielle is looking fabulous in…

Clothes

Dress (& matching jewelry) – Celestina’s Weddings Angelina Star Gown – Pink (free gift at SL18B Shop & Hop/No group required)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka Nova
Head Applier –  Velour Annya Pearl
Eyes– LAQ  Bento Eyes Green
Hair – Stealthic Intrepid Blondes

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Golden

Golden

Heyya FabFree! I hope this wintery Monday is treating you well. Or this warm pleasant Monday is treating you well if you’re reading from the other side of the planet. 😉

Today I have some memories from the ‘olden days’ here on the Grid. When I first started Second Life… I wore nothing but ball gowns. I mean it. Everywhere. The fanciest, flexi-est gowns you’ve ever seen. I think because in real life, I never had a reason to wear some gorgeous gown dripping with jewels and lace. Then I discovered silks… and that’s a story for another time.  So … when I stumbled upon this fantastic designer, I was whisked away back to my early days and all those beautiful ball gowns.

This stunning gown is the ‘Princess Vivian’ from Celestina’s Weddings. I just can’t get over how lovely this dress is. The details are extraordinary. From the lace overlay to the tiny buttons on the back to the shimmer on the silk skirt and bustle. Just perfect! Honestly, this is hands down the prettiest gown I’ve ever owned in Second Life. 

And… I was able to pick it up for free. I know, right!? This dress is the last gift on Celestina’s Weddings advent calendar for 2020. You do need to be a group member but as of right now, that’s a free to join group. All of the past gifts are still available. Some are still free and some are priced at 25L. I imagine this gown and all the gifts will eventually be priced at 25L too. So… I don’t know how long this breath taking gown will be free for group members. But even at 25L this is the deal of the year!

As if this isn’t enough… The diamond jewelry you see here is also included in the gift. And be sure to check out the past group gifts and extras upstairs.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Freya
  • Legacy
  • Legacy Perky
  • Maitreya
  • SLink – Hourglass

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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
  • Hair – Truth – Soiree – Aline was so lovely in it here first! 

Dress + Jewelry – Celestina’s Weddings – Princess Vivian – FREE/0L – Free advent gift for the group – Group is free to join


Photo Location – Backdrop City


Making Sense of It All

Making Sense of it all

It’s hard to believe that the Holidays are quickly coming to a close. I was just filling stockings and now I’m planning for New Years eve. Now, in Real Life, the Hubby and I are more cuddle up for a movie marathon with some sparkling cider and kisses at midnight. But on the Grid… I wanna be the one sparkling!

Like Love said… Sparkle on

The Sense Event is celebrating a bit early for New Years but it’s their 2nd year anniversary so why not? Many of the Designers are helping to celebrate by putting out fun free gifts for us. I have to admit, I almost skipped Celestina’s Weddings gift. I figured it would be something wedding related. Just goes to show, never judge a book by it’s cover. CW has given us this gorgeous violet cocktail dress and all the sparkle you could ask for to go with it. You’ll get not just the dress but also the two rings, the earrings and the brooch. And every piece is just spectacular. I can’t keep everything I pick up in my search for Blog posts…but I’m keeping this!

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Freya, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique
  • Tonic – Curvy, Fine
  • Voluptuous

Strike a Pose

My sophisticated pose, that just happens to show off my new rings perfectly, is from Crystal Poses. Simply named “Single//1”, you can pick up the free pose at the Sense Event as well. Just join the Sense event Group, which is free to join, and you can help yourself to so many gifts it’s almost like Christmas all over again.

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
Ears – Aitui – gen 4 Elf Ears
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2
Hair – Sintiklia – Amelia 

Jewelry + Dress – Celestina’s Weddings – Candas – FREE/0L – Free Gift @ Sense Events

Pose- Crystal Poses – Single //1 – FREE/0L – Free Gift @ Sense Events

Photo Location – Whimberly


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500 is my Favourite Number

500 is My Favourite Number

OH MY GIDDY AUNT FAB FREE, IT’S MY 500th POST!  What in the name of all things made of polystyrene is going on!?  It’s time to celebrate! Get dolled up!  Paint the town wild and wacky shades!  No but seriously folks, I’m so happy to be part of this awesome community of fashion lovers, and I have fun writing every single post!  Thanks for reading my ridiculous ramblings, and for all the comments and IMs, I love every single one of them.  Let’s get to the freebies!

Nine, Did You Say?

It’s an anniversary round at On9!  I love anniversary rounds, they’re so full of awesome stuff and usually some wondrous gifts.  I found this exceedingly striking gown over at the event by Celestina’s Weddings, as well as my lipstick by Reviver (which comes with appliers for Catwa and Lelutka)!  To grab them, you don’t even need to join a group, just walk around and click on the gift boxes and your inventory will be overflowing with goodies faster than you can say “flibbertigibbet”.   Oh and…it’s all FREE!

Dress Sizes

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • TMP

Shall we make it another 500 posts Fab Free?

You betcha.

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes 

Dress – Celestina’s Weddings Ellie Gown (Free Gift at On9/No Group Join Required)
Necklace – Cae Brat Collar 

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 Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Eyeshadow Applier – Alaskametro Impressionist (Available at Uber)
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Lipstick Applier – Reviver Carmen Deep Red (Free Gift at On9/No Group Join Required) 
Hair – Pr!tty Genia
Pose – Foxcity Breather
Backdrop – Foxcity Ballroom

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The Magic of a Red Dress

Hey You With The Red Dress On

Happy Weekend, Fab Free! I hope you are finding time to relax and take it easy. Ripley and I discovered a new-to-us store this week called Celestinas Weddings. The generous designer is currently offering this stunning outfit as a free gift to members of the Celestinas group, which is free to join. Everything I’m wearing in my photo, from the gorgeous diamond earrings to my high heels, is included in the gift, plus a really pretty bouquet to hold that I chose not to wear for my pic.

Everything for Free

Although this looks like a gorgeous gown, Valentina is actually composed of two separates – a lacy, long sleeved top and an elegant, full length, curve-hugging skirt. The crimson-hued fabric of the skirt has a slight sheen and is accented with lighter red areas which resemble drops of dew on rose petals. I love the look of the slightly flared hemline, which sweeps just above the floor. The sheer top features a scalloped edge. The two components pair beautifully together, but can also be mixed and matched with other items in your wardrobe. Large, dangling heart shaped diamond earrings and delicate gem studded heels, also tucked into the gift folder, complete the look. A bouquet of roses and babies’ breath tied with a simple red ribbon can be added to your left hand if you so desire. To pick up a copy of this free ensemble for yourself, teleport over to Celestinas Weddings, activate the group tag, and tap the vendor.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya and Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head: Lelutka Simone
Head Applier: YS&YS Miluna
Hair: Exile Lana (available at Collabor88)
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Complete Outfit (includes heels and earrings): Celestinas Weddings Gift Valentina Top and Skirt (free gift for members of the Celestinas Group – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion: JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose: Tuty’s Mocap Animations
Sim: Lost Dreams
Song: Red Dress by Magic!

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Hong Kong Garden

Hong Kong Garden

Have you ever seen the movie Marie Antoinette?  The one starring Kirsten Dunst and featuring a whole bunch of awesome 80’s music.  I really love the movie a lot, it’s just so visually stunning.  One of the songs on the soundtrack is Hong Kong Garden by Siouxie and the Banshees, and I’m just kinda feeling the vibe of that song in this dress, mixed with the pastel hues of the Sofia Coppola film.  Want your own dreamy dress?  It’s easy as pie!

Senses Working Overtime

I found this lovely high-necked dress by Celestina’s Weddings at the Sense Event.  Join their group for free, and pick up this pretty confection which features a daring split up the side tied at a jaunty angle.  I feel like I could do really cool things in this dress, for some reason.  Well, at the very least I know it would look great dressed up for a fancy event!

Sizes

  • Altamura
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • TMP
  • Venus

A Bit of Sparkle

I also managed to come across some great baubles to complete my look – these bangles are a free gift at Oxide – no group join required, just pay the vendor 1L which will be returned to you along with these pretty bracelets.  So cute.  I also got some free earrings that I snapped up by clicking on the subscriber, and then clicking on the gifts below it.  There are all sorts of goodies to be had over at Oxide, so be sure to check them out!

Guess which movie I’m watching tonight?

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress – Celestina’s Weddings Milly’s Mini Dress (Free Group Gift at Sense Event)
Earrings – Oxide Star Earrings (Free Subscriber Gift)
Bracelets – Oxide Midsummer Bracelets (Free Gift/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
Eyeshadow Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Nail Polish Applier – Maitreya Lara
Lipstick Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Eyelash Applier – Pout! Divine Lashes
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Hair – Magika Take Flight
Pose – Belle Poses Nefertiti 6
Backdrop – Foxcity Lucid Dreaming

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