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Black and White

Black and White

Good afternoon, Fab Readers. We have a nice surprise for the gentlemen today. Amazing Creations has given us a “two for the price of one” hunt prize appropriately enough for the Surprise Hunt. This is the ‘Casual 5’ shirt one of the two prizes you can get for just 3L and a little hunting.  The shirts both come in two versions, one with the ‘doubled’ long sleeve look and one with simple regular short sleeves. Perfect for this time of year when the weather can be warm one day and cool the next.

The Surprise Hunt runs until April 30th which is creeping closer rather quickly. So don’t delay too long or the surprise will be all gone.

Sizes Included

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza Jake
  • Classic Fitmesh – XS – XL
  • Nardcotix David
  • Signature Gianni
  • SLink Male
  • TMP

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Gabriel is wearing

Top – Amazing Creations – Casual 5 – 3L prize for the Surprise Hunt

Photo Location – Backdrop City


Cold Spring

Cold Spring

Good morning, Fab Free Readers. The calendar may tell me it’s Spring but it’s still rather cold here in the real world. 25 degrees this evening and that’s before our chance of snow this coming weekend. While the shops and designers are bringing out the bathing suits and shorts, I still want something warm I’m afraid.

In deference to that, I have found a very nice new coat, scarf and sweater from a new-to-me designer – R3VOLT. The shop doesn’t appear to have an in-world store any longer but their Marketplace store is up and running.  This is the “Sterling” coat but really it’s the entire top in one piece. That’s coat, scarf and sweater.  There is also a HUD to change all three plus the pocket square to any one of fifteen color/pattern choices. All this for a low 10L price makes for an easy bundled up ensemble indeed.

Sizes Included

  • Classic Mesh – XS – XL (Alpha layer included)

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Gabriel is wearing

      • Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
      • Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
      • Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
      • Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
      • Exile – Knox
      • Glasses – Since 1975 – Slimglass Glasses 

Coat + Scarf + Sweater – R3VOLT – Sterling Coat – 10L on the Marketplace

Photo Location – Backdrop City


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my mother told me son let it be

my mother told me son let it be

Good evening, Fab Readers.  Finding good quality men’s wear and accessories here on the Grid is often a trial and can be very frustrating. Honestly, I think if I have to see one more hoodie… Never mind, I digress. When the morass of “not affordable” or “mundane” men’s wear gets me down, I retreat to my stand by favorites. Places with quality work and generous groups. One such place is R&R Swag. They can always be counted on for excellent group gifts and other affordable options. Plus, the designers are rather charming and very friendly.

I found recently that the prizes on the Lucky Chairs in the main store have been updated and I was delighted to see that my initial had popped up as well. I didn’t hesitate to grab this full outfit ; The Blade Biker Outfit. The complete outfit includes the jacket, with and without the tee shirt, the jeans and the boots. All impeccably built and perfect for casual days or nights. The outfit is designer exclusively for the Signature Gianni but I found it looked just as smashing on my Belleza Jake. As Julianna would say, “Your mileage may vary.” Even if this look doesn’t suit you, R&R Swag has many other past group gifts available as well as other outfits loaded into the Lucky Chairs. The Group is free to join as well.

Sizes Included

  • Signature Gianni

Jacket + Tee + Jeans + boots – R&R Swag – Blade Biker Outfit – FREE/0L – Free Lucky Chair Prize – Group is free to join

Photo Location – Backdrop City

 


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Asher

Asher

Hello and Happy Friday, FabFree. As I am sure you are aware, the weekend is upon us and I for one am quite glad to see it’s arrival. Not only does the weekend bring some well deserved rest and relaxation, it brings a slew of sales and events with it. And the men haven’t been excluded today.

For example, Finer Threads is participating in the Happy Weekend Sale and are offering this refreshing change from the morass of sweats and snapbacks. This is the “Asher” suit in black and it was a mere 60L as part of the sale. The set is all one piece however you as receive a HUD to change the color of the suit jacket and inner shirt.  I found a bit of mixing and matching fit me well today with shades of black and blue. The Asher comes in several other colors all for the same 60L price if the black doesn’t suit your taste. And since the sale is a “Weekend” offering, I imagine that Asher will go back to the rack for it’s regular price on Sunday evening. So make some haste if you want to pick it up for this special sale.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza Jake
  • Legacy
  • Signature Gianni

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Gabriel is wearing


Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Good evening FabFree! I hope the first day of 2022 has come and gone by with nothing but good stuff for you. Gabe and I started our 2022 much like we started 2021: with coffee first and nonsense after. ( Or during thanks to Dixie) So much happened in 2021… and 2020 , I know it’s left us with some hard feelings. But I made a promise to myself and my little family here. I will not lose hope for better things and try to be one of those better things for the people n my life.

So HAPPY NEW YEAR my FabFree Family! Gabe and I wish you all every blessing and every happiness in this year stretching out before us.

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Juli’s Stylin’

    • Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
    • Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
    • Ears – Swallow – Crossover
    • Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
    • Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set
    • Skin + Body Freckles – The Skinnery – Aimee + Peach Maitreya Applier
    • Makeup – AlaskaMetro – Fierce 
    • Hair – Doux – Lucy

    Sweater and Top – BumbleBee – Rome Loose Sweater – FREE/0L – Bought w/ 250 Gift Card – Gift Card is the free gift @ 2021 Holiday Shop & Hop  

    Sizes Included

    • Belleza – Freya, Isis
    • Legacy
    • Maitreya
    • SLink – Hourglass, Physique

    Boots – BumbleBee – Rome Boots – FREE/0L – Bought w/ 250 Gift Card – Gift Card is the free gift @ 2021 Holiday Shop & Hop

    Sizes Included

    • Belleza
    • Legacy
    • Maitreya
    • SLink

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    Gabriel is wearing

Photo Location – In our kitchen


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Yule Review

Yule Review

Good evening, FabFree. I know I rather don’t look like myself this evening but I had to take advantage of the remarkable new free mesh head available at Bespoke. I don’t often get the pleasure of seeing such high quality accessories coming around for the men of Second Life so I grasped this opportunity with some excitement.

This is the “Yule – Elf” head from Bespoke as I said and you can pick it up for free along with four different colored skins at the mainstore. The head comes with two shapes, one male and one female. Both are very well made as are the skins. Yule also includes:
• BoM Head/Body skin “Wood”
• Rigged eyes, eyelashes, mouth
• 6 eye colors
• AO HUD
• Eyebrow Tattoos (BoM)

I can honestly say I like this head and the shape that comes with it. The shape is not simply a handsome human with pointy ears. The shape and proportions of both head and body are very ‘other’. That said, the head responds fully to the slider system and can be made into your preferred shape easily. I left the shape untouched except for two things. I did make the head to body ratio slightly larger and I made the hands slightly smaller.  Simply personal preference, I would consider this head and shape ready to use ‘right out of the box’.

I did encounter a few minor issues. I felt the eyes did not fit inside the sockets well. They clipped a bit at the corners. However this could easily be changed or tweeked. It didn’t help that I wasn’t 100% happy with the colors of eyes offered but that is purely a personal preference and no bad mark against Bespoke. The other issue I had was the AO. The AO runs through a menu that I felt was a bit clunky. The animations were well done but a bit inconvenient to access. All said, I would not consider any of this a reason to not get this head and enjoy it’s use.

I want to say something about the skins both included and the four extra skins available. These are simply some of the best skins I have encountered in Second Life. They are truly astonishing. The details are both subtle and gorgeous. Even if you decide not to use them with the Yule head they are a stunning addition to your wardrobe.
Yule 2
I am uncertain as to how long the Yule head and the skins will be available but it is described as a “Season’s Gift”. If you would like to get this excellent elfin head and skins don’t delay.

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Gabriel is wearing

  • Head + Shape + Eyes + Skin – Bespoke – Yule Elf head and skins – FREE/0L – Free gift for everyone – No group needed

    Photo Location – Backdrop City


Rock me like a wagon wheel

Rock me like a wagon wheel

Good Morning, Fabulously Free Readers. As you must know, today is Tuesday and that means that the 25L Tuesday sale is in effect. I do look forward to this sale because there is usually something there for the men. And today is no exception.

Munereia has supplied us with a stellar bargain today with their ‘Devon” set. You will receive both the shirt and the jeans for one 25L price tag. The shirt comes with twenty colors to choose from in both the plain color or the western pattern I’m wearing. Juli has a thing for cowboys, so one does what one must. The jeans also come with a HUD to pick one of fifteen colors in both a ripped up version and a plain.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza Jake
  • Signature Gianni
  • SLink Male

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Gabriel is wearing

  • Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
  • Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
  • Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
  • Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
  • Exile – Knox
  • Glasses – Since 1975 – Slimglass Glasses – FREE/0L – Free gift for the L’Homme Group – Group is free to Join

Shirt + Jeans – Munereia – Devon – 25L for the 25L Tuesday Sale

Photo Location – Evergarden


All my todays

All my todays

Welcome to the week, Fab Readers! Isn’t it wild how time seems to be getting faster and faster as we head towards the holidays and the end of the year? It’s full on Fall now! And in honor of that, Gabe and I went for a nice stroll out in town to breathe it all in! The crisp air, the falling leaves… The cup full of hot chocolate… oh yes!  I even found us the perfect casual outfits to enjoy our walk. Both of our full outfits come from Tastic and they each only cost one little Linden.

My top and cozy sweater are the “Willow” set. You get the jeans and the top inside a little mushroom prize box. It’ll take a few minutes of hunting but you’ll find it. I am in love with the rich Autumn colors in both the top and the jeans.

Gabe’s full outfit is called “Hunter” appropriately enough. You lucky guys get the whole outfit – Hoodie, jeans and sneakers! Each piece is really well built. I especially like the sneakers! The look is so realistic.  Just be sure to wear a shirt under it… so you can hand it off to your girl when she gets cold. 😉

The Harmony Hunt only runs until Sept. 30th so get out there and get your Hunt on!

Sizes Included with Willow

  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Classic Mesh – XXS – L
  • Maitreya
  • Legacy
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique
  • Tonic – Curvy, Fine

Sizes Included with Hunter

  • Belleza Jake
  • Classic Fitmesh
  • Legacy
  • Signature Gianni
  • SLink Male

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Juli’s Stylin’

  • Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
  • Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
  • Ears – Swallow – Crossover
  • Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
  • Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set
  • Skin + Body Freckles – The Skinnery – Aimee + Peach Maitreya Applier
  • Hair – Truth – Brazen

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Gabriel is wearing

  • Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
  • Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
  • Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
  • Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
  • Exile – Knox
  • Glasses – Since 1975 – Slimglass Glasses – FREE/0L – Free gift for the L’Homme Group – Group is free to Join

Ladies Top + Jeans – Tastic – Willow – 1L prize for the Harmony Hunt

Men’s Top + Jeans + Sneakers – Tastic – Hunter – 1L prize for the Harmony Hunt

Photo Location – Oxygen2


Wasted beats

Wasted beats

Lions sit in solemn lines
Drinking gin and dropping lines

Wasting beats in this heart of mine
Until the morning comes around

~ “Sinners” by Barns Courtney

Good afternoon, FabFree readers. Today I am happy to wish the amazing L’Homme eMagazine a very happy 7th anniversary. If you haven’t become aware of this publication, I urge you to discover it. The photography is beyond compare and always inspires. If you want to keep up with the cutting edge men’s designers… this is the place for you.

Each issue includes new completely free gifts for the members of the free readers group. In fact, over the next few days, I will be showing a few of the best gifts here on our blog. The first and certainly one of the best gifts available is the “Theo Suit” from AsteroidBox. I can’t thank this designer enough for the spectacular gift. The suit is marvelously styled with a modern edge. The faint print of the skeleton bones on the fabric gives it an almost menacing look while being so sleek. Yes, I guess you can say I like this suit!

To join the L’Homme group simply click the sign above any of the gifts and join up for free. Then help yourself to an array of gifts fit for the discerning gentleman.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza Jake
  • Legacy
  • Signature Gianni

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Gabriel is wearing

  • Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
  • Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
  • Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
  • Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
  • Exile – Knox
  • Glasses – Linden Labs – Student glasses – Free in your Inventory

Full Suit – AsteroidBox – Theo Suit – FREE/0L – Free gift for the L’Homme Group – Group is free to join

Photo Location – Private SIM


Lessons

Lessons

Good afternoon, FabFree Readers. 

I don’t think Dixie is taking this seriously. She just looks at me with those big puppy dog eyes and I can’t be mad at her. But if Juli finds one more pair of shoes chewed to pieces….  we’ll both be in the dog house. Maybe I should buy her some flowers.  Juli… not Dixie. I’m pretty sure Dixie would just chew those up too.

Shirt – Georg Bellic Designs – Jordan W/ HUD for three colors -12L gift @ TWE12VE Event 

Sizes Included

  • Belleza Jake
  • Fitmesh Classic
  • Signature – Gianni, Gianni 1
  • SLink Male

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Gabriel is wearing

  • Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
  • Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
  • Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
  • Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
  • Exile – Knox
  • Jeans – Butterscotch – Lam Jeans
  • Glasses – Linden Labs – Student glasses – Free in your Inventory
  • Dixi – Jian – Playful Pibbles Gacha

Photo Location – private SIM