Second Life is about imagination. We can do things, see things, BE things in Second Life that we can only dream about. It’s a fantasy world where we each get to be a star.
Monarchs Kingdom is not a store. They are a performance dance troupe, and you can attend their live shows or watch their videos here. So how, you ask, did they end up on the FabFree blog???
Each month, their creator, Royal Shippe, places a group gift of decor out for free. Royal isn’t any ordinary dance designer, he’s won awesome awards like the Avichoice Performance Artist of the Year. The gifts are elaborate set pieces from the many awesome shows he’s created. They are 100% original.
The April gift (called the Megapack Holo Trees & Humanoid Statues) is pictured above includes a whole set of large and small holographic trees in a variety of colors and this sculpture called Corellia (which comes with a mirror). I paired the set with a post set from Something New called Dress Me Again that is currently available at Cheeky Wow for a sweet 50L!!!
If you love backdrops as much as I do, you will LOVE the monthly gifts.
Every month you can pop in and get a new set!!! Stick around for Christmas, because the advent daily calendar was unbelievable. And the price? FREE!!!! The group isfree; the gifts are free.
Rumor has it that a Star Wars production is in the works and dates will be announced soon. I CAN’T WAIT!!!!
What can 2L buy you? Well, if you are a FabFree Goddess…a lot! This adorable little outfit was just 2L on Marketplace from our friends over at Cherie Couture. You get the outfit, the ears, and the basket! And, yes, there is a wee cotton tail! It’s all system clothes, but the new trick of “ADD” will have you dolled up in seconds. The basket can be worn or rezzed. ALL THIS CUTENESS FOR TWO LIL LINDENS!
Have one more Linden? This pose set is from Something New’s Easter Collection and is called Hoppity Easter. You can grab this fabulous pose complete with bunny and egg at the Evil Bunny Hunt which runs April 2nd- 30th (follow this NICE HINT- It’s Bunny Time so get Hoppity Hoppity!). The hunt item is 1L.
So, get crackin’ and treat yourself to some beautiful new clothes and toys…all for 3 wee Linden!!
Desi is Wearing…
Outfit – Cherie Couture Easter Bunny Costume (outfit, ears and basket) (2L on Marketplace)
My heart breaks when one of my favorite designers leaves the grid. Had you known me 12 years ago, you would know I as one of the Rebel Hope Super Fans. But, sadly, that store is no more. Purple Moon, one of FAVORITE designers, left the grid a while back. Each design was unique and there were just amazing deals each week for fresh NEW styles not found other places. Their Advent Calendar was, hands down, the very best on the grid. My heart broke when Purple Moon closed up shop.
But, I am happy to report, Purple Moon is BACK!!! Now Called PM, they are sporting a smaller boutique with fabulous fresh designs and updates for previous threads. There are Group Gifts (99L Group Fee) and Lucky Chairs, but my new fave? The Look of the Week! Pictured above, the Look of the week offers up one design for 55L. This adorable little jumper is just in time to usher in the Spring! This jumper will be available until April 4th, so run, ladies!
Our hearts ache for our Ukrainian friends. In SL, we all probably know someone directly impacted by the horrors of the Russian-Ukrainian war. We feel helpless; they might feel hopeless. How do we help?
This newest couples pose from Something New struck me as being entirely appropriate for these aching times. “Why Her?” is available for L100 at the Pose Event running until April 19th.
On the same day I picked up the pose, No.Match released their recent charity hairstyle, No_War. The hair is beautiful, and 100% of the proceeds go to Ukrainian Aid efforts. I not only bought my customary blonde pack for 50L, but then went on and bought the fatpack (of colors I will never wear) for 200L. The braids can be worn with or without the “Dandelion” add-on of blue and yellow ribbons and flowers.
We feel so helpless in real life to help our Ukrainian friends. We can’t go help; we can’t provide a warm bed or a comforting hug. But, what we CAN do is remember them daily. Honor them daily. Wear their colors of blue and yellow. Fly their flag.
Innocent people are dying, and even if we can only stand up virtually, let’s stand together for peace. Create scenes like this one to remind us that this war, like all wars, is in color.
I love love love weddings. If you’ve read some of my previous posts like this one, you know I am always trying to help a girl say YES to a cheap dress!!! And, who knows, one of these days Angus might even propose! He definitely gets a lot of practice suiting up in his tux!
Let’s Dish the Dress!
I was on my weekend rounds looking for EVEN MORE lipstick. I mean, really, how much virtual lipstick can a girl use??? But, I also had a hankering for a wedding dress that is affordable. All those Valentine Proposals are nearing fruition, right? I can’t let you girls hang! I couldn’t find anything affordable, so I went on over to Marketplace and on my FIRST TRY found this amazing Nia gown from Tiffany Designs for just 45L!
I love that the flexi is optional. I loved the little shoulder sparkly veil thing, but maybe that’s not your thang. No worries! Just detach. Don’t want the added sparkly train? Only want it on one side? Want all the sparkles for your service but not the reception? NO WORRIES! Detach, attach, whatever your heart wants!
For 45L, you get a whole lot of dress for a wedding OR just a night out at Frank’s Elite! So, run over to Tiffany Designs on Marketplace, and pick up this delightful little number!
March is Women’s History Month, and what BETTER way to celebrate women than with amazing FREE fashion!! Tastic has a gaggle of awesome gifts available in their store, and YOU can reign in YOUR girl power with this cute outfit made up FREE gifts by simply joining their FREE group!! The dress, called Girl Power and the Skull wedge sneakers are adorable!!!
Belleza (F, I, V)
Slink (H, P)
Tonic (C, F)
Additionally, they are having a 250L raffle for group members AND have a lot of OL hunt prizes all over the place! So, ladies, run on over and celebrate Women’s History Month by getting some fun new threads!
Dress- Tastic Girl Power Dress (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – Tastic Skull Wedge Sneakers (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Who says pirates have to wear black??? I picked up this hot little number called Millie Jeans Dress at the Kinky Pinky stand at the TWE12VE Event for a smokin’ 12 Linden. There is a three style HUD that comes with it, but I totally love the pink. Would YOU listen to a pirate in pink???
I love me a good fashion event in SL. I love them more when gifts or dollarbies are a part of it!!! The TWE12VE Event is one of my favorite. Great designers and really nice 12L dollarbies & even a freebie!!! I picked up this adorable “Lucky” dress from Shanti just in time for St. Patty’s Day (freegift, no group required), and these adorable Origami earrings from LooLoo & The Platypus to match. The earrings come in gold, silver, and variations of color with those metals. For 12L, you can’t go wrong! Twe12ve is running until March 31st.
This outfit, partnered with the cute LePoppycock Pose, “Versions of April: Fragrance Fling” that I got off their amazing Next Up machines on a 75L pull, puts me in a Spring mood!
Mondays are wonderful in Second Life! In addition to a full day to unpack all those sales boxes from the weekend, Apple Fall does something unique called the Monday Perk. If you are a member of their 10L group, you simply go stand at the inworld store for like 5 minutes and you get registered into their weekly drawing! Winners can win either a L$2,500 cash prize or a L$2,500 Store Credit just for showing up. While you are there, take a peak at all their cool decor items and free group gifts!!!
Update: Looks like Apple Fall *just* announced that they are discontinuing this program, right after this post was published. Alas!
So, where are these hot free gifts? In the photo below, check out three of the gifts on the bench. They are the Kiwi & Blueberry Cheesecake (YUM), the Coral Specimen, and the Americana Bunting.
Many thanks to my DJ friend, Heath Firanelli, for joining me to showcase this amazing decor from Apple Fall.
The Band is back together!!! The Fab Four rock band, “The Blogger Babes,” got back the band back together in true Blues Brothers (Sisters!) style to check out this sweet new background from Something New! Called “All Girl Band,” this fun pose set can be found at the Cheeky Wow Event for 200L. While you are there, pick up their 10L pose, “Tune My Piano.” There are four OTHER musical poses (singles and couples with fancy musical props!!) in the stand ranging from 50L -100L. These deals are DEFINITELY worth a road trip. Caroline, Arielle, Juli and I had a blast playing with the poses and adding props!
The Round Up
Caroline’s dress is last month’s VIP group gift at Shanti. Past months’ gifts are still available to grab, and you will need to join the Shanti group for 99L to get them. This cute dress is pink and lilac and it has a faint, sexy foxy zebra pattern that shines through. It fits Physique, Hourglass, Lara, Legacy, Freya, Venus, Isis, and Tonic Curvy & Fine mesh bodies.
Arielle’s elegant dress is 50L for Wicked Weekly also at Shanti, and it fits Maitreya, Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Legacy, and Physique.
Juli’s sparkly gold dress is a free group gift at Suna Design and it is sized for Freya, Isis, Venus, Fox, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique and Werewolf. The Suna Design group is free to join.