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Lady Dark Elf

The Dark Elf

One of my first experiences in the world of fantasy was reading the Forgotten Realms fantasy novels by R. A. Salvatore. Several of his novels center around the world of dark elves or “drow” and since then I’ve always had a love for that particular fantasy race. Needless to say, when Astrid showed me the latest group gift at The White Armory, I instantly envisioned a high-born lady drow and couldn’t wait to put a complete look together.

This FREE group gift from The White Armory is a fully mesh dress complete with sculpted attachments and accessories for added detail. The dress comes in standard mesh sizes and includes a matching belt and a system layer modesty top. The belt and modesty top are not shown in my photos. This dress would be perfect for several role play genres, and would make a great addition to any role-payer’s wardrobe. The White Armory group is FREE to join, so no reason to miss out on this lovely dress.

Dark Elf

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – little bones. Oracle – Landslide

Skin – Lumae – Hecate

Head –  Lelutka – Aria

Ears – (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER1

Dress – ***TWA***Celtic Antiquity Gown Set – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Body/HandsMaitreya – Lara

*Location – Macbeth

*Poses by HelaMiyo

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Silks and a New Face Save the Faery Queen

When I was a child I was terrified of the tooth-fairy — and of fairies in general actually. I remember other children dressing up as fairy princesses for Halloween, and all I could think of was how deceived they all were! Fairies were horrible, malevolent creatures that stole your teeth and made you stay a child forever! (Wasn’t that what Tinkerbell did to Peter Pan?!) I could certainly think of nothing worse!

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In fact, my fear of fairies never really went away until I became an adult. And interestingly enough… it turned from fear to something akin to a malevolent dislike. I saw them as creatures of deceit and even in lore, they really are.

In traditional Irish Lore, the word “Faerie” comes from the word “fay,” which is related directly to the Fates — and some believed they were women who influenced and overlooked the births and lives of men… and not always in very nice ways (obviously). Those who upset the fair folk, were said to be doomed to suffer eternal bad luck unless they made it right by the fairy they had had the misfortune of angering.

But fairies, of course, come in many shapes and sizes… and can be good or evil (though even both the good and the bad can be equally capricious according to ancient lore) and in the traditional lore all fairies were very powerful.

So is it any great surprise, that so many in Second life would wish to recreate the magical look of the fair folk for themselves? I think not! And this week, I give you a chance to do it without having to steal from the winged ones themselves!

The first thing you need is the outfit I am wearing. Because no self-respecting Queen of the Fairies would be caught without first-rate attire! So head to ~Soedara! Once there, join the group (don’t worry it’s FREE) and look for the teleport to the gift area.

There are actually quite a few very nice gifts in ~Soedara!‘s FREE area, but the one I picked up for my look in these pictures is called the Precious Haifa Silk. When you enter the FREE area, you’ll find the gifts in Vendors. You must wear the ~Soedara! group tag to get the vendors to work. You do have to pay the vendors 1L to get your items, but they will immediately refund your 1L back to you — thus making your item a FREE gift. You may find yourself there for a while going through all the choices! There are many beautiful gifts to be had!

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And if a picture is worth a thousand words and the eyes are the window to the soul… then your last stop should definitely be New Faces skin store for their FREE gifts. New Faces seems to be a secret saved among friends and it’s one worth sharing. The group is FREE to join and there are currently three FREE group gifts available. I am wearing their current gift skin called Lorna as well as this beautiful eye make-up called Erotica (there are several shades in the make up pack but I chose blue) and both are currently up in the store as FREE gifts. She has all the appliers you need if you use mesh bodies and attachments and at very reasonable prices.

One of the things that really impresses me about New Faces is the detail put into the realism of the skins. These are not “Barbie Doll” skins. Though her line is still small compared to some of the larger more well known designers, she has a couple of ethnic skins available, and many of her skins feature (purposeful) ‘flaws’ such as moles or irregularities on the bodies (such as tiny vein markings and/or bone shadows). There are other realistic details on the bodies that are just too many too mention.

I spoke to the designer myself a few months ago (long before I was a FabFree blogger for her to have any reason to treat me as just another customer) and she mentioned that she is considering a men’s line at some point in the future (so cross your fingers gentlemen!). I can’t say enough about her with regards to customer service and courtesy. Hands down she was helpful, polite, and personable. And there were others in the store, and I watched her treat each of them with the same courtesy. I look for this lady to be up and coming!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) got this magical look by wearing…

Skin – New Faces Lorna (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)

Make Up – New Faces Erotica Make-up (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)

Eyes – Ikon Hope Eyes – Starfall

Hands and Feet – Slink

Silks – ~Soedara~ Precious Haifa Silk (Free Group Gift/0L to Join)

Wings – Faeline Fairy Wings – Sachiko (snow)

Poses by !Bang

Sim – No Limits – Garden of Whimsy

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Red Rose

Rose Red

Hello Fab Free’rs! I have to tell you that I’ve been quite inspired lately, and I’m very pleased with the result. It’s amazing what a single conversation can spark within your imagination! Further inspiration for this sinister gothic lolita look came from the dress. This highly detailed mesh dress is a Marketplace special by an up-and-coming designer. The Antimon shop is currently on the Marketplace only, and you’ll find several items all within this playful goth genre. You’ll find this dress by Antimon for just 50 lindens on the Marketplace.

With this demon dolly look cultivating in my mind, the latest group gift from Besom (formerly Soonsiki) was a perfect fit! The blunt doll-like bangs and thick locks of this hairstyle compliment the look perfectly. This hairstyle from Besom is a FREE group gift, and the group is currently FREE to join. This cute style comes in a complete fatpack of color options, along with an additional version for bustier avatars.

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve been rather attached to my Lelutka heads, I often switch between Stella and Aria. Considering my love for changing up my look, I’ve been excited to find some fun makeup appliers for the Lelutka heads. These ombre lips are one of the several variations available on a lipstick hud by Jack Spoon. I found this particular set on the Marketplace for just 75 lindens.

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Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – *Besom~JADE – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Horns – . a i s l i n g . Marangki -Obsidian-

Skin – Lumae :: Jewel – 4 – Pearl// Draven

Head – Lelutka – Aria

Ears – [MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS

Eyes – {S0NG} :: Mayday // Grey Eye

Lipstick – {JACK SPOON} Ombre lips – Lelutka Applier – 75L on the Marketplace

Dress – ~Antimon~ Cassandra ~ Blood – 50L on the Marketplace

Hands – Slink – Elegant 1

Claws – {Scene} Dipped claws

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Tail – ::AMBIX:: Spaded Demon Tail

Boots – REIGN.- Marylin Boots- Black

Location (top photo) – The Eternal Suspense

Pose (top photo) – {pose maniacs} Amber 6

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Lazy Sunday

Hello FabFree Folks! I hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday afternoon. This is the perfect time to take a look at the Lazy Sunday sales.. it being…you know, Sunday… ANYWAY…   I knew the minute I saw Plastik’s name on the list I would be in for a treat and I wasn’t wrong!

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This is the ‘Nyla Dress’ in the ‘Rorye’ pattern and it’s the Lazy Sunday special for 75L.  The dress comes in three gorgeous patterns for the sale and believe me, I really dithered over which one to choose.  While I was there, I took a quick wander around the Plastik mainstore and I am so glad I did.  I found this lovely gothic style necklace in one of the 45 gacha machines upstairs. Yes, forty five machines! And most of them were 50L.  This is the ‘Furah’ necklace and it’s in one of those 50L per play machines.

Lazy Sunday only lasts until 11:59 tonight (SL time) so enjoy the bargains!

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
Eyes – Genesis Lab
Hands Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Basic HUD
HairMina – Iris
Horns – Plastik – Tangled Horns
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)

DressPlastik – Nyla Dress – (75L as part of the Lazy Sunday sale)

NecklacePlastik – Furah – (50L per play gacha machine in the main store)

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25L Tuesdays – Sweet Lies

Hey there, FabFree Folks! One of my favorite days in Second Life is Tuesday. Because Tuesday means it’s 25L Tuesday!

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If you aren’t familiar with 25L Tuesdays and you are a fan of great designers and fantasy inspired treats then you need to get in on this! When you join the group you’ll get a note Card every Tuesday with landmarks to twenty five designers who have set out an item or two for a special price of 25L. Today my favorite special is “Baby Butterfly” from Sweet Lies.

You get this entire outfit is part of the set. The wings, the jewelry and even the sparkly little butterfly cage! Each piece is really well made and the wings have a lovely movement to them. Perfect for those days you just need to be a little magical!

To join the 25L Tuesdays Connection group, where enrollment is FREE  just search groups inworld for “25L Tuesdays Connection”  or you can copy and paste – secondlife:///app/group/38f6de2d-4cf7-ff99-34f6-fe3c3eb0e695/about – into chat.   Plus, you can touch the green kiosk at any of the participating merchants and that will give you the current notecard as well as let you join the group.

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + nailsSlink mesh Casual Hands + the Basic HUD
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)

Hair – Soonsiki – Diamond – Group Gift (Which Love showed us first here)

Complete Outfit + Accessories – Sweet Lies. – Baby Butterfly – (25L as part of 25L Tuesdays sale)

 

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25L Tuesday Goodness!

25L Tuesdays are such a exciting event for us Fantasy Fashion enthusiasts and today’s round was no disappointment.

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This is the gorgeous ‘Isabella’ dress in cream from Luas. Not only do you get the gown , you get the entire set you see here ( besides the hair… but more about that in a minute.)  The armor and jewelry is all resizable for a perfect fit.

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As promised: the hair. This lovely updo is the ‘Aiyana’ style from Calico. You get the HUD for the color but you also get a huge HUD to change the roses color. In fact, you get THIRTY different colors of petals to choose from!

25L Tuesday lasts … unsurprisingly… all day Tuesday. You can pick up the list for the 25 designers for todays round here.

 

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands  + nailsSlink mesh Casual Hands + the Basic Nails HUD

HairCalico – Aiyana

OutfitLuas – Isabella

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The Ginger Elf

Fantasy

It has been a while since I posted anything that could really be called Fantasy in genre. When I saw the current group gift at The White Armory, I knew had to share it here. Since I was little I’ve had an affinity for puffed sleeves. For me they represent fantasy, romance, imagination, and whimsy. This pretty outfit has gorgeous sleeve puffs and pretty draping sleeves that are perfect for role play. The ensemble includes a belted tunic and pants on system layers with additional attachments. Currently The White Armory group is FREE to join, making this “Exiled Adventurer” outfit a FREE group gift.

Additionally, this “Lush” red hair is a recent group gift from Clawtooth. Recently, the FREE to join Clawtooth group was gifted with this lovely style in this fun shade of ginger called “Fruit Pop”. Join the Clawtooth in-world group and check the past notices to get this FREE gift.

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Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Clawtooth: Lush – Fruit Pop – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Ears – [MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS

Skin – Lumae :: Adore – Varda

Outfit – **TWA**Exiled Adventurer Tunic Set-Chiara- FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Boots – REIGN.- Marylin Boots- Black

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The Evil Queen & The Good Queen

The Evil Queen

Throughout fantasy, fairy tales, and folklore the struggle between good and evil has always been at the heart of many tales. Two of the Recolors of Spring Hunt gifts at Apple May Designs hint at such stories, the Evil Queen dress, and the Good Queen dress. Inspired by the dresses at AMD and my own love of fantasy, I am excited to share with you an Evil Queen, and a Good Queen. I hope you like them as much as I do!

The Evil Queen’s dress is one of 4 female 1 linden Recolors of Spring Hunt prizes hidden around the Apple May Designs main location. I love that the dress has a fitted bodice and a short full skirt. In my opinion this silhouette is perfect for a fantasy look. The red and black fabric has a satin-like look to it, and I had no problem wearing this fully mesh dress with my Maitreya Lara body. The Evil Queen dress comes in standard sizes and includes a matching alpha layer.

Today only, Glam Affair has out a pack of three gorgeous skins for 50 lindens as their Fifty Linden Friday item. One of these skins I thought was perfect for my vision of the Evil Queen. The Sia skin in the India tone with her dark red lips is just stunning on and has the right combination of beauty and drama. Not as into this skin as I am? There’s bound to be one you will enjoy between the three tones (India, America, and Artic). Not to mention that at just 50 lindens for all 3, you kinda can’t go wrong!

Here are the Evil Queen’s Details, Enjoy!

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Headdress – [MUSE] Bride of the Apocalypse (Blood)

Hair little bones. Suffragette – Ombre&Roots

Skin – –Glam Affair – Sia Skin – Nostalgia Blue – India – 50 L for FLF

Eyes – {S0NG} :: Anim // Black Eye

Dress – Apple May Designs – Evil Queen – Red – 1 L RSH prize

Tattoos – .Things.- Iuturna Tattoo

Body/Hands/FeetMaitreya – Lara

Shoes – REIGN.- Marylin Boots- Black

Pose (Top Photo)Lalochezia -L- Blank Space 5

LocationParadise Fantasy

The Good Queen

While I’m generally more inclined toward the darker fantasy characters, I have to admit I love this interpretation of the Good Queen. I envisioned something a little ethereal and I think I achieved such a look. I hope you love it!

Just like the Evil Queen, the Good Queen’s dress is a 1 linden RSH prize at Apple May Designs. This version is a beautiful white material with the same satin-like look and faint pattern of the black and red Evil Queen version. These dresses really are lovely on. For some diversity (and because I had the right skin appliers) I wore my Slink Physique body with the dress, and again had no issue. This dress also comes in standard sizes and can be worn using the provided alpha layer.

Additionally, I picked up some gorgeous past group gifts at NSP Florals. There are many gifts still available at NSP Florals, one of which is this enchanting Lady Gwynevere headdress in Sublime Mint. The headdress is a past FREE group gift that can still be found in the NSP Florals/MUSE VIP Room. The NSP Florals group is just 75 lindens to join, and you gain instant access to all the available gifts. Another beautiful FREE gift at NSP Florals are these lovely heels. Called the Peony Stilettos, these fantastic shoes are meant to be worn with Slink High feet. Also, they can be worn with or without the flower and crystal embellishment. Again, you’re able to get the shoes and the headdress at NSP Florals with just one group join fee of 75 lindens, not to mention the slew of other equally awesome gifts!

Here are the details for the Good Queen, Enjoy!

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Headdress – NSP Florals Lady Gwynevere (Sublime Mint) – FREE Group Gift/Group is 75 lindens to Join

Hair – /Wasabi Pills/ Lory Mesh Hair – Faded

Skin – –Glam Affair– Rose – Pearl 04 – Past Limited Edition

Eyes – {S0NG} :: Mayday // Grey Eye

Dress – Apple May Designs – Good Queen – white – 1 L RSH prize

Body/Hands/FeetSlink -Physique/Elegant 1/High

Shoes – NSP Florals – Peony Stilettos for Slink High Feet

Pose (top photo) – Kirin Poses – Hera Pose Pack for Collabor 88 Bday

LocationParadise Fantasy

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The Dragon Oracle

Dragon Oracle

Recently I was very fortunate to be introduced by a friend to a shop called [MUSE]. Once I saw the gorgeous creations there, I was instantly inspired and knew I had to share [MUSE] with all of you! Lucky for me, and for you too, the designer of [MUSE] is incredibly generous when it comes to group gifts. Here’s another fun part, [MUSE] is the second brand for the creator of NSP Florals. To get [MUSE] updates and group gifts, join the NSP Florals group. This means joining one group, gets you access to NSP Floral goodies AND [MUSE] goodies! There is a one time fee of 75 lindens, but when you see the room full, yes I said room, of group gifts available at [MUSE], you’ll be glad you joined.

The first [MUSE] gift I fell in love with the second I saw it is this incredible headdress. Called the “Moors Guardian” these black crystal encrusted ruby red horns are highly detailed partial mesh with gorgeous textures. I think the added detail of the jewel roses gives these striking horns a little touch of softness among all the angles and edges. The second gift from [MUSE] that I picked to show (and trust me it was hard to pick) I thought went well with the “Moors Guardian” headdress. This unisex “Souls” ring is also partial mesh, and highly detailed. It was easily resized, and I had no trouble fitting it to my Maitreya hand. Additionally, this gift comes with an equally stunning second ring (not shown) called the “Moors Gardian Rose Ring” in teal and diamond.

I hope you enjoy these gifts as much as I do! Here are the details.

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Headdress – [MUSE] Moors Guardian – Ruby Heart – FREE March Group Gift /NSP Florals Group is 75 L to Join

Hair w/headband – little bones. Oracle – Landslide

Eyebrows – ..::KnocKeRs::..Red Eyebrows

Lashes – ..::KnocKeRs::..Queenie Rae Lashes

Eyes – {S0NG} :: Mayday // Grey Eye

Liner – [ glow ] studio – Pin up eyeliner

Scale Tattoo – :[ET]: Mer Scales – RedWhite Tattoo – 29 L on the Marketplace

Lipstick – Pink Acid Gothic Lip Gloss Small – Blood

Septum Piercing – (epoque) Couronne Septum – Obsidian

Skin – -Glam Affair – Rose – Pearl 04

Hands – Maitreya (included with Lara body)

Ring – [MUSE] Unisex Souls Ring – Black & Ruby – FREE March Group Gift /NSP Florals Group is 75 L to Join

Claws – {Scene} Dipped claws

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Have you had a good fantasy lately?

Hello again, my dears, I hope your weekend has been a good one. I enjoyed a full weekend of Hunts and I’m here to show off the fruits of my labor in the 0L  Medieval Fantasy Hunt. This is a large hunt and it will take you all over the grid with 52 designers participating. First up is Folklorica and their ‘Viking Runic Turf Hut.’

Have you had a good fantasy lately?

This is a beautifully built two level home with the second floor being a loft with ladder access. There are Norse runes around the door way and trophy weapons above along with a ‘dragon’ head carving on the uppermost posts. Now, y’all know I’m a gamer geek and one of my favorites is ‘Skyrim’ and this little house looks like it would be right at home there. (Shout out to my Tamriel brothers and sisters!)  The turf rook comes in two versions: a summer look and a snowy winter look.

Have you had a good fantasy lately?

Next is C&N Designs ‘Arunilod Blue’ dress. The prize from C&N also includes a men’s outfit in the same lovely blue. I love the velvet-look corset and the asimetrical over skirt. Perfect for  your next Fantasy role play.

Have you had a good fantasy lately?

One more quick note, the gorgeous hair I’m wearing today is ‘Jennaleigh’ from Damselfly and right now, it and a bunch more styles, are on sale for 30% to 70% off. If you love hair, I recommend checking out the “Lucky Charm” sale before it ends on March 17!

 

Juli is fantasizing in –

Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine – (Free/0L/past Second Life Frees and Offers gift)
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands and Feet + nailsSlink mesh Casual Hands and High feet and the Basic HUD
Hair-  Damselfly Hair – Jennaleigh – (75L during the ‘Lucky Charm Sale’ until March 17)

House – Folklorica – Viking Runic Turf Roof Hut – (Free/0L/Medieval Fantasy Hunt)
Dress – C&N Design – Arunilod Blue – (Free/0L/ Medieval Fantasy Hunt)

Pose – Kirin – Hera Pack

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