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Be Still My Gothic Heart

Be Still My Gothic Heart

Gothic is still in…

If you think I have to put away those amazing Halloween Gifts creators put out for us, think again. I’m re-purposing mine into fashionable Gothic accessories. Chop Zuey has always been generous with both group gifts (the join fee is 350L) and free to all gifts, and though I didn’t manage to show off this Skull of Corruption Necklace in time for Halloween, I knew it would have a place in my Goth-at-Heart wardrobe.

This necklace is one of the newest group gifts that you can pick up at Chop Zuey with your group tag. There are also two free to all gifts that match it (earrings and hair sticks) as well that I’m not showing. Those you can pick up nearby to get a beautiful matching look.

The little black dress…

I love little black dresses, and I love that there are so many ways to make a little black dress. They can be plain, business, creative, sexy, Gothic, or what have you! I was really thrilled when I saw that Meva had put out this nicely detailed little black dress for group members as a gift. It only comes in a size for Maitreya, but you might be able to fiddle with it to get it to fit a standard avatar.

I love the metal rings and straps and sexy cut outs. This is a real winner. The group join fee for Meva is 100L, but there are currently a total of 5 beautiful group gifts out for you to pick up, making it well worth your fee to join, if you’re not already in the group.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia in America 01
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Nataline
Necklace – Chop Zuey – The Skull of Corruption Necklace (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 350L to Join)
Dress – Meva – Anaja Dress (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 100L to Join)

Sim Location – Invictus

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Bubbling With Excitement Over Fabulous Gifts

Hello Fabulous Readers!  Today it was time for Ripley’s annual visit to the V-E-T.  He was due for his rabies shot and a few other nasty pokes, so on the way home, it was time for some shopping therapy.  Aren’t I a lucky girl to have a pooch who loves bargain-hunting as much as I do?  After the promise of “Ripley-snacks,” my hound with a nose for fashion quickly tracked down two Fabulous Finds that we’re “bubbling” with excitement to share with you.  Ripley didn’t have to search far…these goodies include two gifts for Fab Free Group members.

To join the FabFree Group, (free to join), copy and paste the following link into local chat in your SL Viewer and click the group join link – secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about .  There are so many wonderful gifts available to Fabulously Free members, and the list is growing every day!

Bubbling With Excitement

For our first Fabulous Find, I slipped on the free, sleek Karmyn dress from #Bubbles.  With two curve-hugging silky mauve sides connected by a creamy, lacy panel, what’s not to love about this dress?  Its soft colors are sure to flatter any avatar.  A quick jaunt over to the Free Dove yielded my accessories which are a free gift set from Chop Zuey.  The purpley-pink tone of the center gem stone surrounded by gleaming diamonds perfectly echoed the color scheme of my dress.  With an application of subtle matte lipstick from Birth, Nefertiti eyeliner from Euphoric and Star Bliss nail polish from Livia (only 10L on The Marketplace – score team Ripley!), I’m all glamm’d up and ready to go!

Somewhere Between Love and Friendship

Of course, after a morning at the animal hospital and bargain hunting, Ripley was ready for some well-deserved R and R at the lovely “A Painter’s Link” sim. He brown-bagged his Ripley-snacks and I brought along a picnic lunch to enjoy underneath a shady maple tree. For this outing, I needed a more casual outfit, so I combined Candys Capris from Cartiera Designs with two of our other finds of the day: the strappy, pink spiked shoes from Living Vintage Couture (another Free Fab Free Group Gift) and SG Apparel’s Rhapsody Gypsy top. The fun, unusual shoes left my fresh French manicure from By Snow (0L on The Marketplace) free to sparkle in the dappled sunshine. My pink crop top coordinated perfectly with my shoes, but if pink is not your color, the top comes with a color-change HUD with several other options. This top is a featured item in this week’s Fifty5 Thursdays sales line up. The sale runs through Sunday, but some designers keep up the sale items up for an entire week. All in all, these separates combined to create a fun, playful outfit for our afternoon leisure time.

Right now, Ripley is snoozing away his active morning, but I’m sure he’ll wake up soon raring to seek out some more Fabulous Finds to share with our wonderful readers. Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and a slumbering Ripley)

Kat is wearing…
First Photo with Mauve Dress
Mesh Body:  Slink Physique Mesh Body

Mesh Head: Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah (at Collabor88)

Eyeliner Applier:  Euphoric Nefertiti Eyeliner

Lip Applier: Birth 3rd Gen Alura Catwa Lipsticks Matte Subtle

Hair:  Exile Royal Command

Jewelry:  Chop Zuey Les Petits Fleurs (Free at The Free Dove)

Dress: #Bubbles Karmyn Mauve Dress (Free Gift for Fabulously Free in SL Group 0l/0L to join)

Nail Applier:  Livia Star Bliss Nails (10L on The Marketplace)

Mesh Hands:  Slink Casual Hands

Pose:  An Lar [Poses] Sophee Series

Sim:  Mirage

 

Second Photo with Spiked Strap Pink Shoes

(Same shape, head, skin, eyes,hands and feet as above)

Hair:  Magika Stay the Night

Top:  SG Apparel Rhapsody Gypsy (75L as part of Fifty5 Thursdays)

Capris:  Cartiera Designs Candys Capris

Shoes:  Living Vintage Couture Spiked Strap Pink (Fab Free Group Gift, 0L/0L to join.  For this gift, you pay 1L, but then you are refunded 1L)

Nail Applier:  By Snow Slink Nails Appliers French Natural (Free Gift on The Marketplace 0L)

Pose:  Toute Poses Let’s Get Some Shoes

Sim:  A Painter’s Link
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It’s Spooktacular…

It's Spooktacular.... 2

Right now if you head to Swank events you can participate in the Spooktacular Goth Hunt (there’s a haunted house at the event to visit too). Loki and I hunted around and picked up the matching FREE lingerie set at the House of Ruby booth in Slink or Omega appliers for mesh bodies. Just go to the booth and look for the little black rose, buy it for 0L and unpack and you’re all set for a special evening.

I paired my lingerie set with the Fabulously Free Group Gift from Beloved Jewelry. This pretty gold and blue diamond drop necklace and earring set was a perfect touch to finalize my sexy look. It’s classic jewelry and would be lovely with any style of outfit. Think casual to gown to wedding… you wouldn’t have to wear lingerie of course.

Just join the Fabulously Free group in world by pasting secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about in local and then clicking the link to join.

Teleport to Beloved Jewelry and pick up your FREE gift wearing your FabFree group tag.

It's Spooktacular...

As I mentioned before, Loki also stopped by Swank with me and picked up the hunt gift from House of Ruby. The men’s FREE gift is these glittery briefs in red which come in a Slink or Omega applier hud.

Loki paired his FREE briefs with an equally nice piece of FREE jewelry from Chop Zuey. Not long ago, he showed you one of the group gifts [HERE], but you can get the Gibraltar necklace in gold for FREE as a FREE to all gift for Fabfree members courtesy of Chop Zuey, no group required. As mentioned before, this necklace is resizeable, so though it is meant for men, it would make a nice ladies necklace too.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Viktoria in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Itch
Lipstick – Avenge – Lovely Gloss applier for Catwa – red
Jewelry – Beloved Jewelry – Fabfree Gift (Lt Gold/Blue Drop Set) (Fabfree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Lingerie – House of Ruby – Spooktacular Goth Hunt Gift for Her (0L Hunt Gift @ Swank Events)

 

Loki is wearing…

Body and Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Necklace – Chop Zuey – Gibraltar Mens Necklace in Gold (Fabfree Free to All Gift/0L)
Briefs  – House of Ruby – Spooktacular Goth Hunt Gift for Him (0L Hunt Gift @ Swank Events)

 

Sim Location – The Cyprian Gallery

Astrids Signature


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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Stormy

It was a dark and stormy night…

No wait. That’s just the start of the latest novel I’ve been reading. Scratch that.

It was the eighth of October… another day of the Mens Only Hunt and another great find to put into my inventory. You won’t want to miss out on this outstanding mens leather jacket from Gabriel. It’s FREE other than the cost of your hunting time. Once you find the iconic beer, you’ll get this jacket in standard, Slink, and TMP fits, and the box also includes and alpha for standard avatars. I really like the zipper details and the asymmetrical collar.

I paired this jacket with some men’s jewelry I picked up at Chop Zuey. The men’s group gift there (the Gibraltar Necklace in silver) is top quality and resizable. Ladies you might like it too. The group is 350L to join but the gifts are top notch and frequently given, making the group well worth joining.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Necklace – Chop Zuey – Gibraltar Mens Necklace in Slv (Free group gift/0L/Group is 350 to Join)
Jacket  – Gabriel – MOH8 leather jacket (0L for the Men Only Hunt)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut

Sim Location – Arranmore

Astrids Signature_Loki

 


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Full Circle

Full Circle

I love 25L Tuesdays! Especially when the goodies are versatile like they are today! On a Lark has out a beautiful new dress in lots of colors for only 25L each that comes in all the standard mesh sizes as well as fits for Maitreya, Physique, and Hourglass. This dress is a classic roleplay dress… BUT! It looks awesome as a go to dress for everyday wear as well… which makes it perfect for my inventory. And for the 25L price tag? I bought it in lots of colors!

I also stopped by Luas where my 25L bought me this awesome handbag and back-back set. You get both the handbag shown as well as a backpack (not shown) for your single 25L price. There were 3 other colors/designs, if the one in the picture above doesn’t suit you.

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Chop Zuey also has out some beautiful new gifts that I wanted to share with you, and I really fell in love with their Circles Set. You can pick up the Circles Necklace in Gold as a group gift if you are a group member (the group fee is 350 but this gives you access to lots of regular group gifts). The earrings are a courtesy gift and FREE to all under the FabFree board. Just pay 0L and pick up the pretty matching earrings completely FREE🙂

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Beans
Necklace – Chop Zuey – Circles Gld Necklace (Free Group Gift/0L/350L to Join Group)
Earrings – Chop Zuey – Circles Gld Earrings (Free to all Gift/0L)
Dress – On a Lark – Fling (25L for 25L Tuesday, today only)
Bag – Luas – Faux Leather Backpack or Handbag in Garnet (25L for 25L Tuesday, out until Saturday usually)
Shoes – Reign – Captive Booties in Cocoa

Sim Location – Gates of Melancholy

Astrids Signature


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Train Side

Train Side

September has begun, which means cooler weather. I was looking for a great pair of jeans and Love pointed me in the right direction. If you hurry you can still grab the men’s August group gift which is set out at Prey. I’m not sure how much longer this great pair of washed out jeans will be available, so don’t delay. Hurry over and pick up your FREE jeans in all the standard sizes. The group is FREE to join so this gift won’t cost you a single linden.

If you’re a member of Chop Zuey, you can get one of the most recent men’s jewelry gifts, the Ole Glory Freedom mens bracelet with your group tag. There is a pair of matching men’s stud earrings as well (not shown). If you’re not a member, the membership fee is 350L, but the gifts are generous and high quality, making the fee pay for itself after a few visits to the main-store.

Happy grid hopping!

Train Side 2

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Loki is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Bracelet – Chop Zuey – Ole Glory Freedom Mens Bracelet (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 350L to Join)
Pants  – Prey – Washed Out Jeans (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is FREE to Join)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Pose by GlamRus

Sim Location – Prey

Astrids Signature_Loki


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Black and Silver

Just for Fun

Elegance never goes out of style… and Elegance Boutique gets it right with this group gift called Mavi. The group is FREE to join and the gift is FREE too. It only comes in Maitreya fit, but I loved it so much I wanted to share it with you!

P.S. Sorry for all the confusion with this post! There was a glitch with the store but it’s fixed🙂 This gift is available now!

Just Mavi ... lous in Black and Silver 2

I am feeling adventurous today! Or maybe it’s this marvelous FREE gift from Chop Zuey! It made me feel like Bond… Jane Bond! The Ophelia set in Silver and black has been set to buy at 0L as a gift for FabFree members. Just buy this gift for 0L and it is yours at the Chop Zuey main-store. You’ll get the resizable choker, earrings, and bracelet set for FREE! If you prefer gold, there is an identical gold set as a Chop Zuey group gift that you can also pick up.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda *Limited* – Eiskaffe (070)
Freckles – no.match – no.match_ face spots
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Eyeliner & Lashes – Oceane – Eyeliner 2 & Alluring Mesh Lashes
Hair – Truth – Denee
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – Ophelia Set in Silver (0L/FREE to all Gift)
Dress – Elegance Boutique – Group Gift Mavi – (0L/FREE Group Gift, Free to Join)

Pose by elephante

Sim Location – Hermoupolis Village

Astrids Signature


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Last Exit to the Weekend

Last Exit to the Weekend

This morning was chilly and it made me think that spring was having her last fling before summer. And of course today is Friday… that last exit before the weekend. I have a few special treats to get you through the day until Saturday blooms, though🙂

If you’ve not yet started the Runway Perfect Hunt, you should consider picking up this dress by Loordes of London. I really like the unique style of this one piece mesh cover up (which has the look and feel of layers). It’s long enough to be a dress, but short enough to be a shirt. You could easily pair it with your favorite jeans or capris. It will only cost you 5L and a little hunting time for the black and white prim. It comes in all the standard sizes, as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, and Physique.

Last Exit to the Weekend

Chop Zuey has out a new group gift called Harlow Creed… a texture change ring. I have always really loved cameos, but this one also appealed to my sense of Gothic flair. So I nabbed it up to show off to you as well. It offers 3 metal choices and several color choices for the cameo part. The group is 350L to join, but you’ll be getting regular gifts to offset this fee, making it well worth your fee.

Last Exit to the Weekend

And since it *is* Friday, I decided to scout out the Fifty Linden Friday deals… and discovered that Livalle was offering a set of maryjanes that I really fell in love with. Previously this pair of shoes was offered in the color mint as a gift (Calleja showed them to you Here). If you missed out on that great offer, you can pick up a four pack of the shoes today. You’ll get cherry, navy, pink, and white in the box for your 50L. These shoes fit Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza feet.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda *Limited* – Eiskaffe (070)
Freckles – no.match – no.match_ face spots
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Eyeliner & Lashes – Oceane – Eyeliner 2 & Alluring Mesh Lashes
Hair – Truth – Georgina
Ring – Chop Zuey – Harlow Creed Texture Change Ring (0L/FREE Group Gift/350L to Join Group)
Dress – Loordes of London – The Exeter – #9 1 (5L Gift for the Runway Perfect Hunt)
Shoes – Livalle – Roadcase of Wednesday Maryjanes – 4 colors, cherry, navy, pink, white (50L for Fifty Linden Friday) *shown previously Here by Calleja

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Hive // Honeycomb

Astrids Signature


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A Shot in the Dark

A Shot in the Dark

The Runway Perfect Hunt is proving perfect for filling out wardrobes… both for the gals and the guys. Which is always welcome. I stopped by Wicca’s Wardrobe this morning while making my way through some of the hunt stops, and picked up this pair of Ares pants, which is the creator’s contribution to the hunt. The jeans have a biker/metal/rock feel with the black and leather and the chains in the back which had me searching for a rock venue to take my photo for you. They come in all the standard mesh sizes, and like all Wicca’s Wardrobe items, are of an excellent quality. They are well worth 5L and then some.

I paired my new pants with the latest group gift for men at Chop Zuey. These FREE group gift bracelets called A Shot in the Dark offer 2 metal choices (silver or brass) and 4 leather choices (black, brown, yellow, and blue). The Chop Zuey group does have a one time fee of 350L, but the creator is generous with regular group gifts for loyal members (for both men and women), making this fee worth it in the long run.

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Bruiser
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (Faded)
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Bracelets – Chop Zuey – Shot in the Dark Mens Texture Change Bracelet (0L/FREE Group Gift/350 to Join Group)
Pants  – Wicca’s Wardrobe – Ares Pants Male (5L Gift for the Runway Perfect Hunt)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Pose by ~Reel Poses

Sim Location  – Sanctuary of Rock

 

Astrids Signature_Loki


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Corset-ed Fairy

Corset-ed Fairy

I decided to put my roleplay hat on… or rather my wings on! Because I found an amazing little FREE in-store mini hunt at Tiar that is not to be missed. Right now if you bunny hop to Tiar, the creator is hosting an in-store mini Easter Egg hunt where you can get free goodies. There are eggs full of prizes all over the store. You have to be within 10 meters of the eggs to get the goods, so no cam-touching, but its well worth the hop around the store.

I picked up this FREE Princess Corset in all the standard sizes as one of the hunt gifts, as well as these FREE wings in black in one of the eggs. There were many many more wonderful gifts… so jump over to Tiar and fill your basket!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Libby (75L for the Current Sale) – Love first told us about the sale HERE!
Top – Tiar – Princess Corset in Blush (0L/FREE to all Gift/in-store mini Easter Egg Hunt)  
Skirt – *OAL* On a Lark – Enelya Skirt in Berry
Necklace – Empyrean Forge – Light of Erebos Necklace
Bracelets – Sweet Lies – Saima Bracelet (from Saima Purple Outfit)
Ring – Chop Zuey – Mahalo Ring Womens
Wings – Tiar – Metal Wings in Black (0L/FREE to all Gift/in-store mini Easter Egg Hunt)

Pose by Celestics

Sim Location – Crest of Vrek’mar Medieval Roleplay Sim (adult Sim)

Astrids Signature