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Should The Evenings Grow Cooler…

 

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We are enjoying a beautiful summer now, my favorite season of the year. In real life, I am a warm-weather creature and even in Second Life I tend to avoid cold areas – lest I lose a few pixels to virtual frostbite. However, one pleasant surprise for me lately was seeing some excellent fall wardrobe items pop up this early in the year. I have decided to take a few minutes of valuable beach time and devote them to sharing some cooler weather clothing that has recently been offered to us, the male bargain hunters of Second Life.

The FREE FaMeshed group gift this month comes from Kauna and includes the diamond orange sweater, the steel blue XIV shirt and tweed overcheck trousers (not shown here). All three items are of excellent quality and look very much like real life clothing. The sweater is beautifully shaded and textured. I bet by the time fall arrives, it will be my favorite pullover. The realistic steel blue XIV shirt looks great without the sweater as well. The tweed overcheck trousers have a beautiful dark texture on them and are definitely a keeper, but for the pic I opted for sharp black tuxedo trousers that I bought from Kauna recently. The main reason I couldn’t wait to show you this though is located in the “additional items” box inside the group gift. Kauna, in addition to a generous array of options and sizes included in this gift, added a bonus box with some extra variations as well. This means you can wear both the sweater and that beautiful blue shirt under that amazing men’s Kuana leather jacket that they gave away last month at FaMeshed! The Jacket, which I blogged here previously looks fantastic! I have been on the lookout for some great things to wear under it, and this is a perfect chance to get a sweater and a shirt that look absolutely perfect with it! In case you missed it when Tiana posted it previously here, you finally have a second chance to pick it up. Hurry though, the month is nearly over, and whether you were lucky enough to get the jacket last month or not, this is a great chance to get very high quality clothing for FREE!

IKON is offering another FREE group gift for a very limited time. If you click the above picture, and once you are in my flickr, click the picture once more, you will get a closer look at the IKON Odyssey Eyes – Clarity. They are a light gray-ish blue with distinctively shaped pupils and plenty of reflections. They are Mesh, but could be used as system eyes if you prefer. They even included a hud to make fitting and selecting options easier. I don’t expect them to be out long, so run to IKON to pick up these FREE eyes while they are still available.

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The Menstuff Hunt has been great this time around. All month I have been posting fabulous clothing and items that were part of it. Now, with the hunt ending at the end of the month, this is my last chance to share some items with you that I thought worthy of special attention. Fe Style is offering this light denim jacket that is going to be perfect as the season turns to fall or for a cool summer’s night. The Tartan Denim Jacket is a mesh one-piece including the white T-Shirt, comes in 5 sizes for worry free fit, and looks lightweight and comfortable to wear. I love the range of colors in the jacket! It manages to be multihued, yet is very easy on the eyes with its mix of blues and gray. For the cost of only 1L this is definitely a good pickup, and yet another reason for people to hunt the Menstuff Hunt (even if they haven’t started yet).

The riot of color in the lower two pictures comes courtesy of Come Soon Poses. Their FREE gift for the Menstuff Hunt, *CS* Paparazzo is a beautiful fall-themed photo prop that I am thrilled to put to use already. It comes with a bench and a pose, but you can always move them out of the way and substitute whichever items you intend to use. The colors are vibrant, and when fall comes around this will be an excellent addition to your photo prop collection, or even to your own back yard.

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The Menstuff Hunt gift from Lovecats is the No Club Jacket, the perfect article of clothing to wrap up my coverage of the Menstuff Hunt for now. It is a one-piece mesh item, but it appears to have 4 layers of clothing (a T-Shirt, shirt, hoodie and jacket) integrated into it. It comes in five sizes for a good fit. Although it is very snug around my waist and required some emergency slider dieting, the great look of the garment more than made up for that tiny inconvenience. “Lone wolf – no club” is emblazoned on the back with a white wolf logo giving it a biker style look. Each part of the mesh looks very realistic and, since it is one piece, it is very easy to wear once you perfect its fit for your avi. Biker style, unbelievably inexpensive, and simple to wear, Fe Style did a superb job on this FREE gift. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Next up, I will be doing the Biker Hunt, which started just two days ago. I want to point out that Tellaq, an excellent store for male skins, has a Midnight Mania board at their main store. The group is required, but it is free. Although the target number seems high, when new skins and avy packages get put up on the board the target is met for several days. I should know, because that Midnight Mania is a regular stop for me on Second Life, and I get nearly every prize package they offer. Tellaq is especially good at darker skins which feature extremely highly defined muscle textures. It just so happens that the skin currently on the midnight mania board is called “Saint” and is perfect for my new biker look, as you can see here. If you are looking for a skin upgrade, haunt the MM board and you will probably come up with something that pleases you. It’s worth the effort.

Well, with my sneak peek into fall now complete, I think I am going to strip off these clothes and hit a nice, quiet beach for a little “me” time. Please, enjoy the rest of the summer with us at Fab Free and don’t worry, we will keep an eye out for amazing deals whatever the season. Until next time, get some sun and I will see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

 

WHC is wearing…
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FaMeshed Group Gift – Kauna FaMeshed Group Gift incl. Sweater, Shirt & Trousers  (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Eyes – IKON IKON Odyssey Eyes – Clarity (FREE Gift/FREE Group)

Wavy Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

Denim Jacket – Fe Style Tartan Denim Jacket  (1L/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu

Fall Photo Prop – Come Soon Poses *CS* Paparazzo (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Biker Hoodie & Jacket – Lovecats No Club Jacket (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Skin On Biker – Tellaq Saint

Biker Hair – Argrace Glide in Dark Brown (Tinted)

 

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Blogger Attempts To Increase Popularity By Appearing Nearly Naked!

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With all the lovely Fab Free bloggers, I’m sure you will all be disappointed that the nearly-naked one is me. However, since I already have your attention, here is another helping of amazing prizes from the Menstuff Hunt. It is a 1L hunt, but many of the stores have put their prizes out for free! I realize that the outfit I am wearing will not appeal to every male avy on the grid. Some of us have very few opportunities to wear something like this. Being a blogger, though, is about helping all people find wonderful items. A great set of silks like this could come in handy one day for a rowdy intimate role play or a costume-based event, even if you are not naturally submissive. The Kanzi Silks in Brown from Lo Kajirus Designs are partially mesh, with flexi silk panels which move beautifully as you dance. In style, they have an Asian inspired design while maintaining a classic silk look appropriate for this kind of garment. This is a very sexy look, has tons of style and is a great item to pick up at only 1L.

In all of the pictures in this post, I am wearing a set of eyes I picked up in the Menstuff Hunt over at Avi-Glam. The FREE AG Frozen Eyes are a beautiful light silvery blue and are going right into my eye collection. I am especially excited because I was unfamiliar with Avi-Glam until now, so now I have another potential source of excellent quality eyes thanks to this hunt!

This pose is another prize from this Menstuff hunt. Hopefully, you are getting the idea of how broad the spectrum of hunt prizes is in this one-hundred-store hunt. The M-Sheer-Menstuff-10 from Pics n Poses is a particularly nice pose, best used highlighting the left shoulder and chest of the model. I used it turning slightly, to show more of the details in the front of the Kanzi Silks, and it worked nicely. This is a very nice FREE gift from the people at Pics n Poses.

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Slipping into something a little more comfortable (for you to see me in), this really great gray suit is the FREE Menstuff Hunt prize from (Red)Sand. The Pin Stripe Suit in gray is a set including a matching mesh pin stripe blazer and slacks. The blazer has the black, open-collar dress shirt integrated into it, and (Red)Sand thoughtfully included an optional gap hiding layer, just in case you need it. As it turns out, I did not. The fit was excellent on my avatar without it. The material looks soft and comfortable; it will go nicely in my smart casual wardrobe for those nights that call for a bit more than a T-Shirt and jeans.

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Oddity is an excellent store on Second Life and has created some truly amazing items, including a pair of group gift boots that are SO good, I changed the rules of my blog just so I could write them up! For the Menstuff Hunt, their prize is this unique fitmesh shirt featuring an excellent texture hud that they are giving to us for FREE! The Eivissa Mistic BASIC Shirt is definitely casual but highly attention getting with the realistic cloth textures and rich, decorative detailing. The buttons appear to be metal, standing out from the shirt and the button holes are closed loops, an eye-catching touch. The best part about the shirt, though, is the texture hud that comes with it. It offers the shirt in six colors, the trim in six colors, the buttons in six colors, plus it has two options for brightness and the choice of it being materials-enabled or not! If there was an award for most fantastic hud on Menstuff Hunt prize, Oddity would win it hands down for creating this prize!

The black jeans I chose to help show off this shirt are part of the Menstuff hunt prize from Wilson’s Designs. These are simply styled and carry a nice black denim texture making them a good choice for a go-to mesh set of basic black jeans. That isn’t all you’ll find in the hunt prize over at Wilson’s Designs. These jeans come with a gray, zippered men’s jacket, too, making the hunt prize even greater. For a FREE hunt prize, this is a very good pick up as well.

My last highlighted item this week comes from a creator who is one of my personal favorites. Over the years, Etham has made – and yes, even given away as hunt gifts – some gorgeous crosses. For this Menstuff hunt they have given us the Knight Cross Necklace in gold and black. Although it would look especially great in a Goth style outfit, it is still simple enough to be worn with more casual clothes. The Knight Cross Necklace comes with a short or long chain version and is offered to us for FREE from Etham.

I began this week’s post nearly naked; slithering about to some intoxicating world beat music under the glare of the hot desert sun, and managed to end the post sharing with you my affinity for the crosses Etham has produced over the years. I, my friends, am not easily pigeon-holed. As a blogger, that means I am inclined to share a wide variety of items instead of just those that are “my style”. Or, it might just mean I am crazy. Either way, have fun looking for the little blue T-Shirts that hold the Menstuff prizes in them, and I will be seeing you on the grid very soon!—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Silks – Lo Kajirus Designs Kanzi Silks in Brown  (1L/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Note – The Kanzi Silks come with the jewelry included in the gift!
The picture of me in the Kanzi Silks was taken at Parvana.

Eyes – Avi-Glam AG Frozen Eyes in Blue (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Pose – Pics n Poses M-Sheer-Menstuff-10 (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Pin Stripe Casual Suit – (Red)Sand Pin Stripe Suit in gray  (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Wavy Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

Shirt – Oddity ~Eivissa~ Mistic *BASIC* Fitmesh Shirt w/texture hud (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Black Jeans – Wilson’s Designs Mesh Black Jeans (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Cross Necklace – Etham – Knight Cross Necklace in gold and black (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Hair (Bottom pic)- Jaryth’s Barber Shop David Mesh Hair w/hud (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu

I have never mentioned this before but many of the pictures I take for blogging are shot at a FREE photo studio, Karu’s Korner Photo Studio. You really should stop by one day, they have some very nice equipment there and it is free to use.

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The Heat Wave Event: Fairy Freng Creations

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 The Heat Wave Event at The Wash Sim is now underway and I am thrilled to be helping to cover it! When you stop by make sure you check out the Fairy Freng Creations booth. They have two great T-Shirts for us guys out, only 10L each! The Kewl Mesh Long Sleeve Tee looks quite comfy and comes with a texture hud giving you 5 colors to choose from. For 10L that’s a lot of versatility. The aptly named “THE T_SHIRT” is a Mesh short sleeve shirt that would look great with anything. Great bargains, both of them! So come on down and take a look there is something for everyone
at  The Heat Wave Event ! —–WHC Riler

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WHC is wearing…

Long Sleeve Tee – Fairy Freng Creations Kewl Mesh Long Sleeve Tee (10L @ The Heat Wave Event)
Short Sleeve Tee – Fairy Freng Creations “THE T_SHIRT” Mesh Short Sleeve Tee (10L @ The Heat Wave Event)

Eyes – Poetic Colors Pearl – Clear Pond Medium Bright (FREE Subscribo Gift)
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)
Skin – Belleza Mathieu

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The Heat Wave Event: JZ For Men

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 The Heat Wave Event at The Wash Sim is now underway and I am thrilled to be helping to cover it!

One of the first places I ran to was the JZ For Men booth which is offering up three Mesh items for us, each one on sale for 10L. The JZ Classic T-Shirt – Dragon Eye in light gray and the JZ Classic T-Shirt – Mechanical in light blue are both very nice, well textured tees and included with them are materials enabled versions as well, a feature I found surprising for such a low price. The last item is a great pair of jeans, the JZ Loose Fit Jeans in basic blue and like the T-Shirts they come with a materials enabled version as well. So come on down and check out The Heat Wave Event, there are some great bargains here. —–WHC Riler

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WHC is wearing…

Dragon Eye T-Shirt – JZ Classic T-Shirt – Dragon Eye in light gray  (10L @ The Heat Wave Event)
Dragon Eye T-Shirt – JZ Classic T-Shirt – Mechanical in light blue  (10L @ The Heat Wave Event)
Dragon Eye T-Shirt – JZ Loose Fit Jeans in basic blue  (10L @ The Heat Wave Event)

Eyes – Poetic Colors Pearl – Clear Pond Medium Bright (FREE Subscribo Gift)
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)
Skin – Belleza Mathieu

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A Little Attitude From The For Him Hunt.

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! I just got back from the For Him Hunt and I have some things to share with you. The hunt object in this case is a black wrench and each one costs 1L. This first item I found is this fantastic exercise outfit from Barefoot Apparel. It looks so great, I had to join a gym so I could show it off! Don’t get me wrong, I do exercise. Here at Fab Free, when Love and Pru take the others out to lunch, and I am here all alone, I put on my “Chair Dancing To The Oldies” DVD and get a fine workout. I don’t know if I am getting any thinner, but I am a much better lap dancer now for sure! (I hope we don’t have any security cameras here.) This For Him Hunt gift is called the Beach Runner Outfit and would look just as great on a morning run by the ocean as it does in the gym. The hoodie is Mesh, and the shorts and bathing suit (also included with the outfit) are on system layers in both wet and dry variations. Since the shorts are not Mesh they will fit under your Mesh hoodies and T-Shirts very nicely. Until now, I had yet to see a workout outfit on my avi that I thought looked “sexy”. I am truly impressed with this gift from Barefoot Apparel.

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Also on the For Him Hunt is the Enoch Shirt in Royale from Vengeful Threads. It has a great, laid back Goth feel, and looks dead sexy on us guys. What I like most about it is the simple, masculine shape of the shirt (no lace, ruffles or excessive folds). With the crosses on the texture beckoning the eye, simplicity in shape was a great decision which results in a garment that I believe is special. I didn’t have to look too far to find really great items to accompany it either. I am also wearing the Gothic Link Bracelet and the Gothic Silver Skull Rings from Exquisite Jewelry. Together for only 1L on the For Him Hunt, they comprise a great gift, especially if you enjoy a gothic style. You can’t tell in my pic, but the Silver Skull Rings look like they could deal some very heavy damage in a fight. I certainly wouldn’t want to be hit with them. These black jeans are part of the Urban Conrad outfit from Pekas. They come with a sweater as well (not pictured) and are another good prize from this hunt. The Conrad Jeans are Mesh and are provided in four sizes, they were just perfect to round out that gothic look I was looking for.

Time is running short tonight, but before I leave you I have to mention the For Him Hunt prize from Felon: the Addiction Long-sleeve T-Shirt. It is a graphic T-Shirt with classic motorcycle/tough guy styling. Worn and old looking, if you look closely it says “Live fast, die last.” You gotta love clothing with attitude, and if anything, that’s what this week’s bargains from the For Him Hunt are all about. Whether it’s the biker attitude, or the gothic attitude, or even the sexy gym rat attitude, this hunt brought the attitude right to us, and did so for very little money. Have fun, and give hunting a try if you haven’t already, it can be highly rewarding. Til next time, see you on the grid! —–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Work Out Clothes – Barefoot Apparel Beach Runner Outfit  (1L/For Him Hunt Prize)
Eyes (Workout) – Poetic Colors Pearl – Clear Pond Medium Bright (FREE Subscribo Gift)
Hair (Workout) – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)
Gothic Shirt – Vengeful Threads Enoch Shirt in Royale  (1L/For Him Hunt Prize)
Gothic Jewelry – Exquisite Jewelry Gothic Link Bracelet and the Gothic Silver Skull Rings  (1L/For Him Hunt Prize)
Note- Both items are together in the one box.

Black Jeans – Pekas Urban Conrad Jeans (1L/For Him Hunt Prize)
Note- The hunt prize also includes a sweater.

Biker T-Shirt – Felon Addiction Longsleeves T-Shirt (1L/For Him Hunt Prize)
Eyes (Bottom Pic) – Poetic Colors Spotted Eyes – Tropic (FREE Gift)
Previously blogged here.

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair (Bottom Pic) – Catwa Mesh Jason V2 Hair (Black)
Tatoo – Aitui – Love Is Blind

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What Goes Around, Comes Around!

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I never intended it to happen, but do you have an article of clothing that you rely on as a “go to” item, one that absolutely refuses to age? I do! And, later in this post, we are going to celebrate its one-year anniversary in my wardrobe. First though, check out what I found last night! I went by a store named Cold Ash, which specializes in fantastically detailed, rugged-looking men’s clothing. I found this vintage style T-shirt as their FREE Group Gift! The Mesh Austin Tee in STEEL BLUE is a fine representation of the quality that goes into the clothing that Cold Ash makes. Anyone who knows me knows I am a sucker for T-Shirts that look soft and well-worn, and this ribbed cotton T-shirt hangs beautifully with soft, realistic folds. It’s like it was never meant to be taken off. In the FREE Group Gift, you get 3 sizes and an additional 2 sizes in fitmesh, so getting a good fit won’t be any problem. Stop by Cold Ash, this is a must pick up! The pants I chose to wear with it are the current FREE Group Gift from Lavarock, likely my favorite male clothing store on Second Life. They are the Destroy Male Jeans and are probably one of the grungiest items in my wardrobe. I love the texture on them. Honestly, if I ever move to Seattle to pursue my dreams of alt-rock super stardom, these are the jeans I am going to wear! They come in 2 styles, with five sizes of each included in the gift. The only problem is they have been out for quite a while, and at the moment I am unable to say how much longer they will remain available. If you like them in the picture, go get them immediately. I suspect they may not be available much longer. The last item in the Cold Ash inspired outfit is the cap, which was just one of those lucky finds you sometimes run across accidentally. It is a 1L hunt prize from a hunt which is sadly already over. Luckily, the owner of Ashmoot forgot to pick up the hunt prize! It’s only 1L and the cap matches the T-shirt wonderfully. Sadly I can’t recall the name of the hunt, but you are looking for a hunt object shaped like a mask called “P-H Hunt # 8″. Look for it where you find the daily prize boards. Kristabel Ashmoot promises me she will leave it out until the end of the month so we all have a chance to grab it (a VERY sweet thing to do for us). Be sure to pick it up before it’s too late!

I teased you that as I write this I am celebrating an anniversary of sorts, and I have Lyrieal’s Boutique to thank for it. I recently attended “Just For Him”, a cart sale like event with a 1L mini-hunt where I found this great leather jacket! It comes from Lyrieal’s Boutique and is their Just For Him Hunt Prize. It has a hud that allows you to choose 5 different colors in both the leather and the lining. For a single linden, that’s great value. The event is not a large one, but I should have known Lyrieal’s Boutique would have something special out. This brings me to the anniversary: I was dying to show you this jacket and was having trouble finding just the right pants to present it with, so I decided to go with my “go to” grey system jeans and Mesh boots, tinting the jeans a bit darker to match. After doing the picture, I began putting together this post, and found I had reason to smile. Those beloved jeans and boots of mine are from a hunt one year ago today…and were previously blogged here by a young guest blogger. Coincidentally, they also came from Lyrieal’s Boutique! So, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of their posting in Fab Free, the In The Pink outfit has been added to the 1L hunt prize, making it even better. It is a great looking outfit and the jeans are tintable to match a wide range of grays, so they are super handy to have around. Even the boots are nice, you can’t beat this value. I had originally planned to end my post here, and call it a night, but once I get going I am hard to stop. So in the spirit of “You really should check out the Just For Him sales event”, here is a final addition to my post below!

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While I was at the sale, I noticed a pair of shorts on the back wall of the booth belonging to the store Trashed. Just like the other coincidences this week (the hat which looked great with the T-shirt that was accidentally left out, and the nice jeans I decided to wear being posted to fab free exactly one year ago today) these denim shorts look like they were made to go with the Cold Ash T-Shirt I picked up this week. The Trashed Men’s denim shorts in plaid are not free, but this is a sale event as well as a hunt and these shorts look really great. If you love that T-shirt as much as I do, that is reason enough to pony up the extra 85L for these shorts to go with them. They make a fantastic pair together. Once again, I have worked late into the evening and I must go, but this has been a post full of pleasant surprises. Until next time my friends, see you on the grid. —–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Vintage Blue T-Shirt – Cold Ash Mesh Austin Tee in Steel Blue  (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

Grungy Jeans – Lavarock Destroy Male Jeans  (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

Ball Cap – Ashmoot Acc Coll_Unisex Cap #01  (1L/Hunt Prize)
Note- The hunt is over but the prize should be out til the end of the month!

Hair Under Cap – From inventory, heavily modded for picture.

Leather Jacket – Lyrieal’s Boutique Leather Jacket {His} (1L/Hunt Prize)
Note- The “In The Pink” outfit including Jeans and Boots has been added to the same box now for extra value.

Plaid Denim Shorts – Trashed Mens Denim Shorts in Plaid (85L/On sale-Just For Him event)

Shirt Under Jacket – Connors V Neck T-Shirt Black (FREE Gift)

Eyes – Poetic Colors Spotted Eyes – Tropic (FREE Gift)
Previously blogged here.

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)
Necklace – Aitui – AITUI – Ammunition Necklace (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

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Springing Into May, All Hopped Up On Freebies!

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May has started out wonderfully for me, and when you get a glance at this freebie, your May will become as great as mine. FaMESHed is a monthly event on SL, and this month was actually the first time I ever attended. Being a guy, shopping events have not been a major focus of mine (until now). I am kicking myself for that though since I laid eyes on this fantastic FREE leather overcoat from Kauna! The Kauna-XIV Leather Overcoat is supplied in both a black and a brown version and is finely textured. In fact, click on the pictures in this post and you can almost feel the leather with your fingertips. Prepare to fall in some serious love with this overcoat. It is given away FREE at FaMESHed to celebrate the third anniversary of the event and to promote Kauna’s excellent line of XIV suits and separates. If you have the money, you might well be compelled to do what I did and splurge on some matching components, like the XIV T-Shirt Pack: Plain & Striped and the XIV Shirt: Coffee pictured above. They are made to fit beautifully with the overcoat and are a very nice luxury if you have the coin.

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You might ask, “What if you have nothing to spend on Second Life’s great luxuries at the moment?” Well, if that’s the case, then this overcoat is still a must pick up. In addition to the components made to fit especially for this jacket, you can use other items you could already have in your inventory. Being a mesh overcoat, it might be somewhat tricky to find pieces to wear under it. With this stylish garment, I would heartily recommend system (layers) T-shirts, and (if you can find some) system dress shirts with sculpted collars. Both will look great with it. Even if you have to fiddle with the sculpted collars to find one that works well, you are going to look fantastic.

In the picture above, you can see I paired The Kauna-XIV Leather Overcoat with a FREE Group Gift from Gizza; a pink and black shirt that was offered a while back and is still available. I think it looks very nice in this outfit and is a great example of a freebie that works well. Gizza is a great place to pick up a bunch of Free Gifts since they keep their previous FREE Group Gifts out for an extended period. It would be an excellent first stop in a search for items to wear with this stylish overcoat.

Last, but far from least, I am wearing a very special set of eyes. The Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eyes in London Fog are a FREE Gift from one of the best eye creators in Second Life. They look fantastic and offer a wide variety of options controlled by a surprisingly robust hud, which allows variations in size, reflections, and shadowing (among other options). I love the way they look! While you are in eye collecting mode – which sounds super creepy now that I say it out loud – keep in mind that Mayfly also has a FREE Gift over at Fab Free Headquarters! The recently updated Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes in Medium Onyx are gorgeous grey eyes. If you haven’t come by to pick them up yet, rest assured they are completely worth the trip. With all the great freebies and gifts this week, you’ll spring into May in style! From my little pixel heart to all of you, have fun and see you on the grid. —–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Leather Overcoat – Kauna XIV Leather Overcoat  (free group gift / free to join / @ The FaMESHed Event)

Pink Shirt – Gizza April Group Gift  (FREE Group Gift/ FREE Group)

Eyes – Mayfly Luminous – Mesh Eyes in London Fog  (FREE Gift)

Eyes – Mayfly Deep Sky Eyes in Medium Onyx  (free group gift / free to join / @ FAB FREE HEADQUARTERS)

XIV Black T-Shirt – Kauna – Kauna – XIV TShirt Pack: Plain & Striped
XIV Black Pants – Kauna – Kauna – Tuxedo XIV Trousers: Black
XIV Shirt in Coffee – Kauna – Kauna – XIV Shirt: Coffee
XIV Pants in Chocolate – Kauna – Kauna – XIV Trousers: Chocolate

Necklace – Aitui – Bird Remains Necklace – Dark, Talon (Worn with black T-shirt)
Necklace – Aitui – Talon Necklace – Polished White (Worn with pink shirt)
Black Jeans – Sin Original Black Mesh Jeans (Worn with pink shirt, former hunt prize)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

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As The April Showers Give Way To Flower Power!

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I was a huge fan of Woodstock (I’m pretty sure he was on my first lunch box when I started kindergarten). My memories come flooding back when I think of those times. Of course, I was too young to enjoy the summer of love back then. Sure, I may have gone running off in a field, letting my diaper fall to the warm earth, and enjoying the feeling of a summer breeze embracing me, but I am also pretty sure I would have gotten spanked for it, too. Spanked very hard, the sixties didn’t reach my family home until around 1976. The good news is that for those of us who missed out on the groovy clothes and free love back then, Madcat Creations has designed an excellent prize for The Vintage Hunt. The Male Hippie Outfit is so brilliantly colored it actually looks like it is tie-dyed, as opposed to some similar items with multicolored fractal images on them. This outfit brought me instant faux flashbacks of dancing in the mud, grooving to the sounds of the Grateful Dead. Keep in mind one of the most popular club events in SL are Sixties-themed nights. This prize will come in very handy. The Vintage Hunt is not a free hunt, but the prizes are only 1L and if you look around Madcat Creations you might find the matching women’s version as well (they are boxed separately). My bracelet is a free group gift from one of the best Jewelry stores on SL: Earthstones. The Peace Friendship Bracelet goes great with this outfit, but be mindful that the group costs 250L to join. My campsite is a great hunt prize from Finishing Touches. Available for FREE on The Camping Trip Hunt , it comes with the table, chairs and a nice campfire with a pot of coffee warming. Truly a lovely hunt gift.

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From a full-fledged freak out of colors, we step away from the pallet to admire something entirely different. This white leather jacket with the integrated grey T-shirt from Wanted knocked me out when I saw it. Luckily for all of us, it has just been put on their Midnight Mania board! I was originally planning to pair it with a nice pair of black jeans, or maybe with a frosted texture, which I am sure would look fantastic. However, Apple May Designs had something even better to go with it for 1L in their Recolors Of Spring Hunt. These white pants look great with the jacket, and since they are unbuttoned at the very top, adding a belt to fill the space between the jacket and the pants as shown is a great idea. The Recolors Of Spring Hunt is scheduled to end today so hurry to pick up these pants. Seriously, RUN! As I was preparing this post, I realized this same men’s jacket in XS might please a female avatar who has an androgynous appearance, or is going for a tomboy look. Since it’s an MM board, we guys could sure use your help locking it anyway.

So, as April showers give way to the full bloom of flower power, and your travels on the grid take you to new, exotic locations, please take a moment to reflect on what a lovely, wonderful world we live in. Peace and love.—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing & stuff…

Hoodie & Jeans – Madcat Creations Male Hippy Outfit  (Vintage Hunt Prize/1L) 
Bracelet – Earthstones Peace Friendship Bracelet (Group Gift/250L Group)
Camping Set – Finishing Touches Morning Coffee Camping Set (The Camping Trip Hunt Prize/FREE)

Necklace – [ Y ] Style – Tribal Turquoise Necklace Black Currently Unavailable Although 2 and 3 Strand Versions Are Available On Marketplace
Facial Hair – FE Style Facial Hair – 6ED
Hair – Birth Peace Hair (Raven)

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White Leather Jacket – Wanted Mariano Jacket (Midnight Mania Prize/Free Group)
Pants – Apple May Designs Shades Of Khaki- White (Recolors Of Spring Hunt Prize/1L) Hurry, the hunt ends today!

Necklace – Etham – Copper Cross (long) Currently Unavailable
Tattoo – Aitui – Love Is Blind
Belt – Wanted
Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

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Step Right Up And Enjoy The Show.

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As a young boy, I witnessed a man in a raggedy, sequined outfit jump over a pair of trailers on his dirt bike, much to the delight of the crowd. Years later, here I am on the shoulder of Route 23, promoting the debut of my own daredevil show. I chose to wear a group gift from TentatioN. It is very casual and sporty, but with the camouflage pattern on the cargo pants pockets and in the lower corner of the shirt, it also says, “I am a warrior.” Sometimes, it’s best to let your clothes speak for you (unless they are going to say “I’m a dork”, then there is no reason to give them a megaphone). This, however, says volumes in a positive, masculine manner.  The gift comes with a color change hud, providing four color choices for both the mesh shirt and the pants. TentatioN is not a free group, though. It will set you back 30L, but this outfit in four colors is worth it.

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I grew up in Los Tres Dolores New Mexico , a town named for a mystical formation of three cacti. For my death-defying entry into the world of show business, I will jump over that local landmark in the greatest riding lawnmower jump in the history of mankind! At first glance a lawnmower it may not appear to be the best choice for soaring through the air, but isn’t a riding mower essentially a helicopter that has been flipped upside down? This very detailed (and shockingly fast) mower is the current FREE group gift from Knight Performance. This store along with the one which shares the building with them (Surplus Motors) are great sources for beautifully detailed vehicles in SL. Both stores are free groups and offer many Midnight Manias, group gifts and discounts. If you have any interest in vehicles on Second Life, you should seriously consider joining them.

If you are going to let your clothes do the speaking for you, this Rockabilly Hunt prize jacket from The Dark Fae positively screams, “Rebel.” Its cool stand-up collar and retro styling including a must see graphic on its’ back are perfect for people who don’t follow the rules, like me (even if it’s because I can’t be bothered to read them). The Rebel Soul Jacket sports versions with and without the t-shirt and comes in three sizes, plus an additional two sizes in fitmesh. Cool style is timeless, and this jacket is perfectly cool! This Rockabilly Hunt prize is not free, but at only 2L, it’s a bargain. These jeans are extraordinary as well, coming from a quickly expanding store called Illi. Currently on their Midnight Mania board, these Midnight Open Belt Jeans are nicely textured and look great, and a big surprise was the texture hud that came with them. Illi gives us 8 denim colors, 4 belt colors and 4 metal accent textures for the belt. That is excellent versatility for a free gift! It does carry a small logo, but it is easy to overlook, given the generosity of this Midnight Mania prize. Also worth noting are my mesh white leather sneakers, fresh from the Wayward Hunt. The prize, from the store United Colors, comes in both men’s and ladies’ sizes and with that touch of blue on them they look fantastic for a FREE hunt gift. I was truly impressed!

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Well, I dressed for success and I did everything right but sometimes that just isn’t enough. Sometimes in life the ramp just isn’t high enough, or maybe the wind shifts, or maybe a lawn mower just isn’t meant to fly. A person could drive themselves crazy sitting back and reflecting over those kinds of things, but not me. I am on to my next great adventure and I hope you will be there with me.—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Camouflage Outfit – TentatioN Men’s Mesh Camo Shirt & Pants (Group Gift/30L Pay Group)
Shoes – Giomen Lumberjack Boots

Jacket – The Dark Fae Rebel Soul Jacket (Male Rockabilly Hunt Gift/2L)
Pants – Illi Midnight Open Belt Jeans (Midnight Mania Prize)
Shoes – United Colors White Leather Sneakers (Wayward Hunt Gift/FREE)
Eyes – Poetic Colors Pearl – Clear Pond
Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

No riding lawnmowers were harmed in the creation of this post!
Lawnmower – Knight Performance Ride-On Lawn Mower (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

WHC Name Card


A Splash Of Color You Don’t Want To Brush Off!

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Little did I realize when I started on Second Life (watching Fab Free and jumping on any freebie I could get my hands on) that someday I would have the chance to contribute to this amazing resource. It gives me great pride to be joining Fab Free as a weekly contributor and I look forward to the great adventure ahead. Getting down to business, there is an excellent Midnight Mania prize out over at Ruca Tease. One great thing about this Mesh Men’s Spilled Paint Open Hoodie w/Shirt is that it comes with a texture change hud. This gives you the flexibility of seven great color options. Very casual and comfortable looking, it is definitely a Midnight Mania board worth tapping, you don’t even have to be in the group!  Do it today though, I hear it could be taken down as early as Friday! Also this week, I’m wearing the FREE GIFT from Poetic Colors. You’ll love these spotted eyes in the tropic color. The gift is very generous as it includes both mesh and system eyes, 3 sizes, and 3 brightness variations. They are quite unique looking, and for those of us who collect great eyes, they are not to be missed!  I want to thank Love, Pru, Julianna and all the other contributors to Fab Free for this opportunity to contribute to a blog I’ve admired for a very long time. I hope my time here will be as rewarding for all of you as it will be for me.—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Hoodie – Ruca Tease Men’s Spilled Paint Open Hoodie w/Shirt (Midnight Mania Prize) Hurry, will change soon!
Eyes – Poetic Colors Spotted Eyes – Tropic (Free gift!)
Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)
WHC Name Card

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