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Stories to Tell

Stories to Tell
Hello hello Fab Free’rs! It’s the weekend and I’m so glad. I had a long but productive week and now I get to play a little. I hope each of you are enjoying the weekend as well. I’ve got a few group gifts and some event gifts to share with you to create this sort of modern pin-up look. I hope you like these gifts as much as I do, I really had fun putting this look together.

Petry Model Store

There are actually several group gifts at Petry Model Store right now. I picked up two of them. These cute caged over the knee sandals, and the applier outfit are both Petry Model Store group gifts. I thought they went perfectly together. The Petry Model Store group is currently 50 linden to join. The shoes come in several mesh sizes. The outfit is in appliers only, and this single dark blue color only.

Shoe Sizes Included: Belleza (Freya, Isis), Maitreya Lara, Slink (Physique, Hourglass)

Outfit Appliers Included: Maitreya Lara, Omega

Goth1c0

If you have not ventured over to The Coven event, you should, not only is there a lot of fun shopping, there are several FREE gifts as well. Goth1c0 put out this forehead tattoo as their FREE gift at The Coven. I love tattoos. This one is a pretty script that reads “Stories to tell..” above the right brow. The tattoo comes in a Catwa applier, and a Classic System layer. To get your copy of this fabulous gift, head over to The Coven and join the event group, it’s FREE to join. Then click the little cauldron outside the Goth1c0 booth and your gift will be delivered.

Chop Zuey

The current round of On9 has a new gift available from Chop Zuey. The jeweled septum piercing Pru is wearing is a FREE gift at the On9 event. The piercing comes in 3 metal tones, black, silver, and gold. There is also a color change hud for the gemstones. Usually you would need to wear an On9 group tag for gifts at the event, however I was able to pick this gift from Chop Zuey up for FREE with no group needed. The gift is waiting at the Chop Zuey booth at On9. Should a group become required, not to worry, the On9 group is FREE to join.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – booN Lab.026 hair (Materials)

Skin – [theSkinnery] Maddie (Catwa Applier) – champagne

Head – CATWA HEAD Sofia Bento

Face Tattoo – Goth1c0: Stories to Tell – Face Tattoo – FREE Gift @The Coven

Eye Brows – Just Magnetized – Perfect Eyebrows – set 02 for OMEGA & CATWA

Septum Piercing – Chop Zuey Gift – Lady Ba Septums – FREE Gift @On9

Tattoos – Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

OutfitPetry Model Store – Outfit TATOOED – FREE Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join

ShoesPetry Model Store – Sandal VHSR – FREE Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by FOXCITY

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Fab Free Designer of the Week – 10/07/2017 – Chop Zuey

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Hello Hello Fab Free’rs! I hope everyone has had a great week. This week’s designer for the designer of the week post is none other than Chop Zuey. First, I want to tell you that the Chop Zuey main store is HUGE! There is every type of male and female jewelry imaginable within the elegant walls of this posh jewelry shop. The styles range from pretty everyday pieces to high fashion and detailed wedding sets. As you browse this enormous store, you’ll notice there are elegant little sitting areas near the windows where you can stop and admire the surroundings. The water feature with the statue pictured above is toward the back of the shop. It’s in this area that you’ll find the information boards and the Chop Zuey gift cards. They are set up near a pink flowery tree.
Chop Zuey Gifts & Info
If you move from the above pictured water feature at Chop Zuey back toward the center of the store, and another large beautiful fountain, you’ll find some FREE gifts for both men and women, the most recent Chop Zuey  male and female group gifts, and the exclusive Fab Free Group Gift. You may recognize a few of the Chop Zuey gifts from Astrid’s “Eclipse” post  and her “Hello Summer” post. The Chop Zuey group gifts do require a Chop Zuey group tag, the group is 350 linden to join.  Pictured above, the pink pearl headband is FREE to all Fabulously Free in SL group members. The Fab Free group is always FREE to join. So if you’re looking for a special gift for your significant other or you need something sparkly for that new outfit, you’ll definitely want to check out Chop Zuey. Don’t forget to pick up the FREE gifts and of course the fantastic Fab Free gift! Happy Shopping everyone!


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New Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift: Chop Zuey

It’s time to get that FabFree Tag back on and head over to Chop Zuey this time! Chop Zuey has updated their group gift for you 🙂

Chop Zuey – Added 10/4/17

How to grab your gift!

To pick up these group gifts, you will need to have your Fabulously Free in SL inworld group tag activated (It’s free to join!).  To join the group, copy and past the following link into local chat in your SL viewer and click the link in local chat – secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about

There are three ways to keep an eye on our growing list of free group gifts:

Click the Group Gifts Listing Button at the top right hand side of the blog.

Watch for the inworld group notices.

Visit our inworld Fabulously Free in SL Info Hub and click the listing on the sign by the gift table.


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Eclipse

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I was in the path of the Solar Eclipse yesterday, and was lucky enough to have a chance to view it because my local library had a viewing event and was providing free eclipse glasses for individuals to check out for 15 minute intervals. By lucky chance, I was able to check out my 15 minutes at the peak of the eclipse and see it in all its glory. It was an amazing sight!

A few creators have made gifts that seem to commemorate the event and it seemed appropriate to show them off!

Mandala…

Kib Designs is giving away a free Mandala dress (the group is free to join) if you stop by their main-store. The Mandala has come to represent or be a general generic term for any diagram, chart, or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos… a microcosm of the universe. It seems an appropriate and beautiful gift at the moment given the impact of the solar eclipse on so many people as they rushed to get to see it.

Dress sizes available:

  • TMP
  • eBody
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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August Eclipse 2017

Chop Zuey was not to be outdone as far as gifts, and the creator has made a special texture change set of jewelry, specifically to commemorate the event, called “August Eclipse.”

There are two gifts… the diadem is a free to all gift and is fully customizable and texture change. You can pick it up in the free to all gift section by buying it for 0L.

There is also a Chop Zuey group gift, which is the jewelry set, in the group gift section. This set includes the choker, earrings, and bracelets, all texture change just like the diadem. The group is 350L to join, but Chop Zuey sets out frequent gifts for both men and women, making the group well worth joining.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Adaline
Diadem – Chop Zuey – August Eclipse Diadem (Free to all gift)
Jewelry Set – Chop Zuey – August Eclipse Collar, Bracelets, and Earrings (Free Group Gift/Group is 350L to Join)
Dress – Kib Designs – Mandala Summer Dress (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Lost Unicorn

Astrids Signature


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Hello Summer!

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Hello, Summer! I’m so glad we met! Especially since you’re a fun, easy hunt with 10 prizes, each for only 1L at Brii Underground! Each prize is a complete outfit with shoes to fit Slink feet and Omega applier make-up for Catwa heads! It’s a deal you can’t really beat — one stop… 10 Linden… 10 full outfits! The Hello Summer Hunt lasts until August 31st at Brii Underground. I’m going to give you a peek at three of the outfits I found while hunting as well as a couple of other group gifts I picked up recently.

Pretty in Blue

Luda is this pretty blue dress as part of the Hello Summer Hunt that you can get for just 1L at Brii’s Underground right now. You get the full outfit with shoes and make up.

Dress sizes included:

  • Standard sizes XXS – L
  • TMP
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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A bit of whimsy

For a nautical touch I stopped by Chop Zuey because they creator has set out some new gifts. I love these two free to all gifts that are currently out… the She Sells She Shells Necklace and Earrings set. You can get them at the free to all gift area by the fountain. The necklace has an assortment of charms and the earrings (almost hidden by my hair) are the little blue and white life preservers. These are well worth picking up.

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Dazzle Me.

Another outfit from Brii’s Underground Hello Summer Hunt that I really liked (again it’s yours for just 1L and a little hunting time… you’re looking for a little palm tree!), was this Lucy outfit pictured above. It too, comes with the full kit and caboodle… outfit, make-up, and shoes for slink feet. I added a pair of bracelets from my inventory, but you can accessorize however you like.

Outfit sizes available:

  • Standard sizes XS – XL
  • Fitmesh XS – XL
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza

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Watercolor winner.

This dress called Karolina, pictured above, reminds me of a beautiful watercolor painting, and I couldn’t resist showing it off to you. I wish the shoes were not hidden by the skirt, as they are beautiful too. Again, for just 1L at Brii’s Underground you get this as part of the Hello Summer Hunt (full outfit – dress, make-up, and shoes).

Dress sizes available:

  • Standard sizes XS – XL
  • Fitmesh sizes XS – XL
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink
  • Belleza

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Something colorful.

I paired my pretty watercolor dress with something colorful from Chop Zuey. This group gift necklace called Warlock is a men’s gift, but I was easily able to size it to fit my female avatar. It works nicely for men or women either one. It has a silver pendant with a color change bead (I included a photo below of the hud to show you the options) all on a black cord.

The group is 350L to join, but currently there are gifts out for both men and women (and the men’s gift is very unisex in my opinion as you can see), and the creator is generous with regular gifts, making this group well worth joining.

Happy Hello Summer hunting. I hope you find all 10 outfits at Brii’s Underground! And enjoy the gifts at Chop Zuey. Until my next post, enjoy your day!

Chop Zuey Warlock Hud

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight

Outfit 1:
Hair – Mina – Dionne
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – She Sells She Shells Necklace and Earrings (Free to all Gift)
Full Outfit (includes shoes & make up) – Brii Underground – Luda Summer Style Complet Outfit (1L for the in-store Hello Summer Hunt)

Sim Location – Netherwood

Outfit 2:
Hair – Catwa – Zoey
Bracelets – Breathe – Ataraxy Bracelets in Pink
Full Outfit (includes shoes & make up) – Brii Underground – Lucy Summer Style Complet Outfit (1L for the in-store Hello Summer Hunt)

Sim Location – Binemust

Outfit 3:
Hair – Spellbound – Forgotten
Necklace – ChopZuey – Warlock Mens Necklace (Free Group Gift/Group is 350 to Join)
Full Outfit (includes shoes & make up) – Brii Underground – Karolina Summer Style Complet Outfit (1L for the in-store Hello Summer Hunt)

Sim Location – Horizons Seren

Astrids Signature


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Slipping into something comfortable…

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Slipping into something comfortable…

I stopped by 1 Hundred the other day and was pleasantly surprised at all the available gifts. I wanted to show them all to you! But in the end I finally decided on this free little black lingerie number that shows off all the curves and is aptly called “Curvy Bitch Undies”. It comes in system layers as well as universal omega appliers (I just love applier clothing) and is a great sexy little number. It is the current free gift under the Maitreya Gifts, Sales & News Group.

I did have to do some playing to get it work, but I did the playing so you won’t have to! At first I was a little frustrated, as I thought that the underwear band wasn’t working. Never fear! Apply the underwear as “underwear” then apply the underwear also as a “bra” again as “underwear”. Then put on the bra applier and apply it as a “clothing” top. Voila! Your lingerie will show up properly.

An added touch.

Swank is going on and has out some nice little gifts at some of the booths. Chop Zuey is gifting this sexy belly chain, which I paired with my lingerie. Aptly named “Sea Mist,” this belly chain comes in a sort of opalized finish, that is pretty and yet not overdone. It resizes to fit and you can adjust it to fit your hips. Just buy it for 0L at the Chop Zuey booth at Swank Events.

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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 – EMO-tions – Claudia
Bellychain – Chop Zuey – Sea Mist Belly Chain (0L Gift from Swank Events)
Lingerie – 1 Hundred – MGSN Group Gift! Curvey Bitch Undies (Free Maitreya Gifts, Sales, & News Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – [ Elysion ] – *Note – Sim is group access only

Astrids Signature


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Sunrise

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I stopped for coffee and was writing in my journal when the wind storm blew up off the ocean and disturbed my papers. I had to set everything down and gather it all up again. Thankfully there was plenty of stuff nearby (pots, candles, a plate of cinnamon buns) to act as paperweights… but I took a moment to enjoy the sunrise glowing on the horizon before snapping a picture to share my hunt finds with you.

Dressed for success.

I’m often inspired by locations and clothing in second life. The visuals give me pause and take my breath away. I stumbled across the Summer Diaries Hunt and found several beautiful items, but one of my favorites was this Lolita Micro Dress by Soul Designs. It comes with a color change hud that allows you to choose between 6 colors including gold (shown), teal, red, navy, purple, and black.

Sizes included:

  • Standard mesh sizes XXS – L
  • TMP
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

A sweet ocean surprise…

I received a notecard from Chop Zuey yesterday, letting me know that the creator was participating in the Flawless Sim Seashell Hunt. For just 1L I could go to the Designer Showcase, hunt down the seashell there, and come away with some pretty jewelry. I wasted no time! In the picture you can see the matching necklace and earrings, but the set also comes with two beautiful anklets that go with the set as well!

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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 – Damselfly – Aviva
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – Sounds of the Sea Pk Set (1L @ the Designer Showcase for the Flawless Sim Seashell Hunt)
Dress – Soul Designs – Lolita Micro Dress w/Hud (1L for the Summer Diaries Hunt)

Sim Location – [ Elysion ] – *Note – Sim is group access only

Astrids Signature


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Graveside Beauty

Graveside

I let my macabre show today and got a little Gothic. I visited the Oubliette Graveyard and lay down among the (black) rose petals between the gravestones (petals not included! They are part of my pose). However it was perfect for showing off this great Women Only Hunt gift from Oubliette.

Not just another swimsuit

This free “swimsuit” from Oubliette is not just another swimsuit… it’s a Gothic girls dream come true. It comes in black with a skeletal design on the body and could double as a body suit. Included is a free pair of Lennon round sunglasses and a black floppy straw hat (not shown) for keeping out that dreaded sun.

Sizes included:

  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Feya, Isis, & Venus

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara (bento update)
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Kadence
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – Screaming Dead Mens Set
Outfit & Sunglasses – Oubliette – Skelli Vava Swim Set (0L/Free for the Women Only Hunt)

Sim Location – Oubliette Graveyard

Astrids Signature


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King of Yesteryear

King of Yesteryear

Looking Back…

It seems I have been thinking a lot about the past lately. Some good times, some bad, some too crazy to believe it really happened. And yes, I can remember when gas pumps were painted that ugly red rust color and when gas was 44 cents a gallon. And I do remember the summer of sixty- nine, just barely. Even though I’m looking back, I still plan on moving forward and making new memories, hopefully none as bizarre as a few I’ve had lately…

But if I’d only known…

Today I have a few gifts  that will cost you nothing to pick up. By joining the FREE group at Fe Style, you can get thKing 2e King69 White T-Shirt for FREE. The shirt comes in S-L and a also fitted size. This month’s FREE group gift at Prey is the Men’s Denim Shorts. These shorts come in classic sizes XS-XL.  The Prey group is also FREE to join. I’m also wearing the Black Mesh Sports Cap from Adriatic Line that I previously mentioned [HERE] and my go to TopGun Retro Glasses, a group gift at A&D Clothing. Today I am also wearing a a FREE gift, no group needed, from Chop ZueyThe 4 Star Generals Mens Bracelet in Platinum can be picked up in the middle of the store. (Don’t be confused with the group gift version that also contains a gold bracelet. ) The bracelet comes in two versions, the all platinum and the gold star platinum style. You can click on the photo to get a better look.

 

Until my next sporadic post…

Carson

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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: Fe Style – Basic Tee V.3 – KING69 – White (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 0L to join)
Pants: Prey – Men’s Denim Shorts (Group Gift FREE 0L / 0L to join)
Hat: Adriatic Line – Black Mesh Sports Cap (Group Gift FREE / 0L / 0L to join)
Jewelry: Chop Zuey  – The 4 Star Generals Mens Bracelet – Platinium (FREE 0L)
Accessory: A&D Clothing – TopGun Retro Glasses (Group Gift FREE / $0L / $0L to join)

Poses: Propose – Eathan 2 & Adam 1

Sim: Aloha Beach

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Transparency

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“Despite its dark veins, the transparency of dragonfly’s wings assures me of a pure, innocent world” – Munia Khan

I wanted to go dancing… but some gowns make you feel beautiful enough to fly. This FabFree gift gown from MOoh! reminds me of a dragonfly’s wings… with the beautifully colored bodice, the dark fabric at the hips, and the transparent hem. It’s perfect for a spin around a romantic ballroom, and it’s free with your FabFree group tag.

Sizes included:

  • Standard Mesh Sizes XS – XL
  • Fitmesh Sizes XS – XL
  • TMP
  • Belleza – Isis
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique

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A perfect pairing.

I paired my new dress with another FabFree group gift. This time I made a trip to Chop Zuey and picked up the free Joy Unmasked earrings that are set out for our Fabulous group members.

I did find that the earrings were a bit large for my taste, but the earrings included an easy to use resize script. I just touched the earrings and sized them down to where I wanted them, easy peasy, and I was ready to go. Like the dress from MOoh!, this gift is free too. And you’ll be ready for a night on the town!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara (bento update)
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Soleil
Earrings – Chop Zuey – Joy Unmasked Earrings (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Dress – MOoH! – Raven dress black (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – Pure Poison – Ralu Sandals

Sim Location – The Grande Persian Ballroom

Astrids Signature