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Summer Classic

Greetings FabFree,

Summer Classic

In the spirit of the long hot end of summer days, I have donned a classic summer look today. This white linin looking jacket is the free gift from Gabriel for the L’Homme readers. The jacket is paired with an attached white tee shirt to keep it from looking stodgy. The mesh jacket comes in one size with a good alpha and I found the fit to be perfect.

I also added the ‘Rock Star’ necklace from The Forge which I first showed you here. Happily, the free gift is still available if you missed it last month. As always, L’Homme readers will find numerous gifts for this August issue. The group is free to join, simply click the L’Homme sign at any participating shop.

I remain most sincerely yours,
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Gabriel is wearing ~

Hair – Dura – Boy 63
EyesIKON – Hope Eyes in “Field”
Hands + NailsSlink– SLink Male Hands + Basic Nail HUD
Skin7 Deadly S{K}ins – Daan
Necklace – The Forge – Rockstar – (FREE/0L/L’Homme Group Gift) – group is free to join

 

Gabriel – White Jacket – (FREE/0L/L’Homme Group Gift) – group is free to join

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Dura- able.

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Call me blonde… platinum blonde…

But seriously — the ladies have all been showing you all these great SLB13 cake gifts and I didn’t want anyone to think that us menfolk had been left out! I stopped by The Men’s Department to discover that there were a plethora of cakes out for us menfolk at the event. I’m showing you a couple of the top quality FREE gifts (no group required) that you can pick up for wearing just with a click of your teleport button.

Yes I went platinum blonde for this post. It all began with this Dura hair gift at the event. It is the SLB13 gift out at the Men’s Department and is it yours FREE when you click the cake. It includes a hair base and is resize for easy fitting. I was really impressed with the hair quality and the fit and wanted to show it off.

The other FREE gift I picked up was this really terrific button down striped shirt by Gabriel. It comes in three mesh sizes… Slink, Standard, and TMP. You’re sure to find your perfect fit.

Be sure to pick these up soon, as this round of The Men’s Department event ends June 30th of this month.

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Loki is wearing…

Body and Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – *Dura* – SL13B Shopping Event Gift @TMD@ with Milky Platinum Hairbase (FREE SLB13 Gift @ The Men’s Department)
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Shirt – ::Gabriel:: – Short-sleeved shirt stripe (FREE SLB13 Gift @ The Men’s Department)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Pose by GlamRus

Sim Location – The Trace

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This Rogue

This Rogue

Now’s the time to add a few manly staples to your wardrobe if you’re a guy in Second life. Astrid and I have shown you gifts from Wicca’s Wardrobe a few times… so hopefully you have the group tag handy. If not, join up for 50L, it’s well worth the fee. Then stop by the main-store and pick up the latest group gift — these Rogue Jeans. You can get them in the male pair that I’m sporting above (it comes in all the standard sizes plus a fitmesh size) or there is a female version also out for the ladies.

If this gift doesn’t convince you to join Wicca’s Wardrobe group, consider the frequent gifts given, plus the plentiful past gifts still out for you to pick up and enjoy.

I added a touch of ‘macho’ to this outfit with a FREE harness from Gabriel, which they have set out as a L’Homme Magazine Group gift. This group is FREE to join, making this gift totally FREE. The harness is mesh and comes in three fits: one for a regular avatar, a Slink fit, and a TMP fit.

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Loki is wearing…

Body and Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Bruiser
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (Faded)
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Harness – Gabriel – Cross Harness (0L/FREE L’Homme Magazine SL. Readers Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join)
Pants – Wicca’s Wardrobe – Rogue Jeans [Olive] male (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)

Pose by GlamRus

Astrids Signature_Loki


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Happy Free Footwear Day From WHC!

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I thought long and hard about how I would kick off my “Free Footwear Day” coverage. Shoes for men…for free? That’s one of those items, along with hair, that men have a hard time finding on the grid. Hard, but not impossible, thanks to some generous stores like Gabriel. Recently I was heaping praise upon Gabriel for giving Second Life residents a fantastic holiday gift, one many of us will be talking about for months. I assumed it would be awhile before I focused on them again. Any discussion regarding free men’s shoes available on the grid however, happily brings me right back to praising the Gabriel and its creator Takuya jinn!

In the above picture, you see the free Leather Men’s Booties in Black and Brown. With a name like “booties” I expected something a little frilly. But no! These are polished masculine looking boots, finely textured and detailed. These are must pickups for male avies looking for boots. They will be a sharp choice to accompany many outfits and most importantly, these free group gifts look far from cheap!

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In the second picture, the shoes on the left are the Brown Dress Shoes. Looking highly polished and sharp, this is a gentleman’s shoe to be sure. They prove that you do not need to spend a fortune on Second Life to look fantastic. In the middle are the White Mesh Boat Shoes looking very realistic with the pebbled leather texturing and leather shoe laces. One look at them and my mind races towards spring and summer. To the right are the Mesh Brown Leather Driving Shoes, a nice soft looking loafer which appears to be quite comfortable. As with all of the free Gabriel shoes I am mentioning, the quality and texturing is excellent.

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The final picture highlights the Shearling Short Boots in Brown. These soft, worn looking boots are very different from the brown polished booties in the top picture. They are far more relaxed looking and good for your most casual moments. I wear boots from Gabriel often when I am putting together outfits. They are amazing for free group gifts. Finally, Gabriel has set out a dressy brown wingtip shoe, as well. If you swing by and take advantage of all the free group gifts they offer, you will be well on the way to building the shoe section of your wardrobe. For the price (FREE), this is a “don’t miss” kind of shopping trip and the place to begin your hunt for inexpensive men’s shoes.

This concludes my first “Free Footwear Day” post, I hope you see something that inspires you to go snap it up. While you do that, I am going out to hunt a few more items to post for you today. Have fun and see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

WHC is showing…

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(In Picture 1)
Outfit – Gabriel Leather Men’s Booties in Black and Brown (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

(In Picture 2)
Outfit – Gabriel Brown Dress Shoes (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Outfit – Gabriel White Mesh Boat Shoes (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Outfit – Gabriel Mesh Brown Leather Driving Shoes (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

(In Picture 3)
Outfit – Gabriel Shearling Short Boots in Brown (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Outfit – Gabriel Brown Wingtips (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

 

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Party At Gabriel, Attendance Is Man-datory!

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LOL! Sometimes, I title these posts just to give my lovely editor, Andi, a reason to roll her eyes. I am sure many of you can feel her pain. Now, to the matter at hand: Gabriel (a clothing store of considerable renown) has given its loyal customers and the residents of Second Life joining its free group an incredible Christmas gift! Every group member receives a free 500L gift card to be used for the purchase of men’s clothing. With this, you can choose from a large variety of sharp, fashionable clothing from casual to formal. Ladies, many of Gabriel’s items are transfer, so this is a great way to stretch your holiday budget and get a great present for that special someone on your list too.

The Denim Zip Up Jacket in Blue is my favorite garment from their large selection of casual clothes. It comes with the optional matching leather and denim shoulder bag. Personally, I don’t wear shoulder bags, but it was so well-made that I was forced to include it in my picture! I might even start wearing it with the jacket because it looks so great! The jacket is simply fantastic, as you can see from the realistic design and detailed stitching. It comes in three variations: with white T-Shirt, with black T-Shirt, and with no T-Shirt. Only one size is offered, but it is like fitmesh so it fits a large range of avy sizes. This is one instance where trying a demo before you buy is extremely helpful. The free 500L gift card is an extremely generous offer and you will want to use it on something that you love wearing.

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Gabriel doesn’t limit you to just casual clothes; additionally, they make some extremely attractive suits. This one, the Black Three-piece / Stripe Vr.02 is quite dashing. It comes in two variations as far as the length of the pants, and also includes a texture hud giving you three different shirt colors and five tie patterns. It is almost impossible to go wrong with such an attractive pinstripe suit. Pictured next to it is my personal favorite of the suits offered by Gabriel. The Feather Tie Suit in Black has a distinctive detailed feather ornament making up the tie. I love how unique it is and it will be eye-catching on the grid to be sure. Both of these suits come in one fitmesh-like size that should look dashing on your avy and are constructed as one finely detailed piece of Mesh. Remember to be on the safe side though: always try demos on first when you are dealing with Mesh items like this. One note about the feather suit, it is my favorite suit Gabriel sells but on my avy I had a problem low on one of the pants legs. Wearing black socks with the suit on my avy, however, rendered the problem insignificant in my opinion.

There is a huge selection of items at Gabriel, including shoes and accessories such as jewelry, don’t miss this chance to grab something nice. All three items I have shown are under 500L. In fact, nearly everything in the store is! It is completely worth the wait to get in if the sim if full, so have a little patience. We are all trying to snap this up! The gift card is not transferable. However, many of the items purchasable are, so this is great for us guys and for the women who adore us and want us to look our best. This is an extremely limited time offer so you will want to go as soon as possible. Take care and see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

WHC is showing off the …

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500L Store Credit – Gabriel free 500L gift card (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

Note – I believe the card said it needed to be redeemed by the third of January although I have heard other dates. To be sure you can take advantage of this offer do it as soon as you can.

The free 500L gift card could be used for any of the three items shown above or for anything else you happen to see. The items I showed were:
Blue Jacket – Gabriel Denim Zip Up Jacket in Blue
Pinstrip Suit – Gabriel Black Three-piece / Stripe Vr.02
Feather Tie Suit – Gabriel Feather Tie Suit in Black

Jeans – Sweet Intoxication Caden Jeans In Denim
Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59 in Black
Beard – Hot Dive Expansion Beard0-2b
Eyes – Ikon Triumph Eyes in Armor

 

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Staying Cool With Menstuff!

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Happy Wednesday everyone! This June has been fantastic for male freebie and cheapie-hunters! This week, I bring you more items from the Menstuff Hunt, a one hundred store hunt that runs until the end of June. Hunt prizes are at most 1L, but the majority of them are offered for FREE! There is no reason not to roll your sleeves up and get hunting, the prizes are too good to pass up!

Gabriel, a store with a reputation for generous FREE group gifts, created this beautiful floral print shirt for the Menstuff Hunt. The Mesh Gradation Flower shirt comes in two colors: blue and black. The floral pattern appears in the bottom quarter of the shirt and sleeves for a subtle, summery look without making the shirt look feminine. The lighter color in the upper part of the shirt draws the eye to the chest area where the shirt is unbuttoned and open. This shirt will give you a cool, stylish, laid back look in whichever color you choose to wear. Gabriel’s FREE Menstuff Hunt gift is a great choice to wear around the grid this summer.

To complement the shirt, I chose the Men’s Mesh Kanto Chino Jeans from Hawker’s House. Sporting extremely well-done shading and texturing, these gray jeans look realistic and provide a very manly look, if you know what I mean. There is no reason we should go around looking like Ken dolls, so it’s always nice to see a little shading to give us guys a little added dimension. Hawker’s House’s hunt prize for the Menstuff Hunt is one of the most generous gifts in the entire hunt. For 1L, you get these swell mesh jeans, the blue denim boots I am wearing and a red nyc T-Shirt (not pictured). The Men’s Mesh Doc Martin Style Boots in Denim are very nicely textured and likely to stand out more than simple black or brown leather Doc Martin style boots. There is something you should be aware of when you get this excellent hunt gift. I have noticed from personal experience that automatic unpacking scripts occasionally don’t transfer the alpha to inventory along with the other items (if the alpha is no copy). In order to unpack this gift, I strongly recommend rezzing the box on the ground and manually unpacking it instead of clicking the box as instructed. This way, you will have everything you need to enjoy these fantastic boots. Quality, inexpensive footwear for men is not an easy find on Second Life, and for only 1L these boots from Hawker’s House are of high enough quality to deserve a very close look! Plus, you get the Kanto Chino Jeans as well!

My necklace is part of the Menstuff Hunt prize from Timeless Designs. The Rebel Black Agate Rope Necklace and Bracelet are both included in the Menstuff Hunt gift. I really liked the simple, masculine look of these pieces. If you look closely, you can see the braiding of the rope and the designs on the gray beads. Great care and time was obviously invested in creating these products. This hunt gift will only set you back 1L, and Timeless Designs made sure it was money well spent. I know I will enjoy it and hope that some of you will as well.

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When I first saw this T-Shirt, I knew I had to blog it. The Fetthunterblack T-Shirt from Fliped Out Designs is a great item for the Sci-fi geek nestled inside all of us. Inspired by the universe’s favorite bounty hunter, the T-Shirt is designed with a large playing card like image with the word “Hunter” in the middle of it. At least I hope it is playing card like. If it was a tarot card I would be packing my bags right now instead of writing this. No reason to take any chances concerning my own fate. This unique graphic tee is the FREE Menstuff Hunt Gift from Fliped Out Designs and is available like the rest of the hunt prizes until the end of June.

These black boots were a super find over at The Grey Goose. The Black A** Kickers turned out to be just what I needed to complete this outfit. They have a detailed leather texture and silver metal fasteners, one zipper and three skull buckles. Originally, I had mixed feelings about highlighting them because they are not resizable at least by any method I am aware of. On the shapes I regularly use, the fit was imperfect. Of course, in these days of mesh, it is not unusual to have to adjust your shape to wear something. So, that was not enough reason to discard a perfectly nice pair of FREE black leather boots, especially considering you can pick them up and make your own decisions. Personally, I kept them!😉

Some readers might have noticed I am wearing a different skin than usual. STALKERS! The Menstuff Hunt skin from Seven Deadly Skins is very nice, easily passing my very picky standards, and absolutely no surprise to me. Although it is good enough for any male avy to wear, it is an incredible pick up for any new residents or alts out there. There is no reason to look new when you can find a skin this nice for FREE! Thank you for such a nice hunt gift.

Lastly, I want to point out one item that is NOT part of the Menstuff Hunt. Rather, it is an entirely FREE gift for a limited time from Poetic Colors. The Summer Sky Eyes – Beach Nighteyes are a beautiful blue with some pink and lavender mixed in. Click on my pictures above to get into my flickr, then click once more to magnify the image for an up-close look at these eyes. They are only available for a limited time, so if you like them, run over and pick these up as soon as you can.

That’s it for this week. Although I have highlighted over twenty items from the Menstuff Hunt this month, there are one hundred stores participating. So, try as I might, I have only scratched the surface of this wonderful hunt. I want to take a moment to remind everyone that the For Him Hunt is still going on, but ends on the nineteenth of this month. So, if you want to pick up a really sexy workout outfit blogged here, this is your last chance. Until next time my friends, take care and see you on the grid. —–WHC Riler
WHC is wearing…
Cool Summer Shirt – Gabriel The Mesh Gradation Flower Shirt  (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Jeans & Blue Denim Boots – Hawker’s House The Mesh Kanto Chino Jeans & Doc Martin Style Boots in Denim (1L/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Necklace – Timeless Designs The Rebel Black Agate Rope Necklace and Bracelet  (1L/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Graphic T-Shirt – Fliped Out Designs The Fetthunterblack T-Shirt (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Black Boots – The Grey Goose Black A** Kicker Boots (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Skin – Seven Deadly Skins – The Menstuff Hunt Skin (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Eyes – Poetic Colors The Summer Sky Eyes – Beach Nighteyes (FREE Gift)
Note – Limited time offer, grab them as soon as possible.

Hair – Argrace Akira

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Shamic’s running amok with the Men Only Hunt!

So, I’ve decided to let Shamic do a post tonight since I had already done 2 for myself earlier. Plus, there are some great men’s things available right now with the Men Only Hunt 5 going on. I also suggested he head over to the ‘stuff Lounge and see if there were some goodies to show off.

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So, Shamic made a few stops from the Men Only Hunt list, which you have to get from HERE, as there are no LM’s in each hunt prize to send you to the next location. Luckily, the list also includes hints, which made the prizes a little easier to find. When I saw DuckNipple on the list, that was the first place I sent Shamic too, as I knew there would be something good. Neither of us were disappointed. The long-sleeved, striped sweater he has on is their hunt gift, and, as with all of the gifts, it was free. It is mesh, and comes in 2 fitmesh sizes, as well as 3 standard sizes. Shamic is a standard medium, but he had to go with the small, as they fit a little on the large size. The other hunt prize he’s showing off is from MINA Hair. His Alex knit toque and dark brown hair combo is their hunt prize, and you actually get 2 different hair versions, as well as the hat without the hair, meaning this is easily a unisex prize. It also comes with a HUD to change the texture of the toque. When hunting for MOH5 prizes, you are looking for a tall glass of beer🙂 . It made me thirsty! LOL.

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After clothing himself in his new finds, Shamic’s trip to the ‘stuff Lounge rewarded him with a new pair of sneakers. These multicoloured chucks are from Citrus, and are a free MENstuff group gift. The MENstuff group is L$50 to join, but the gifts from the different designers are always getting switched out, so there is always good stuff to grab.

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I think Shamic is rather pleased with his look. What do you think? Not bad for a bunch of freebies eh? OK, we are out of here, I’ve let Shamic have enough time running around by himself and it’s time for me to put him away before he gets into trouble. LOL! Until next time, TTFN.


What is Shamic showing you…

Sweater – DuckNipple Mesh: MOH5 Sweater (free MOH5 hunt gift)
Hat + Hair – MINA – Alex – Dark brown [wear me] (free MOH5 hunt gift)
Shoes – Citrus Men’s Grunge Chucks (free MENstuff group gift @ the ‘stuff Lounge/L$50 to join)
Jeans – Wilson’s – Mesh – M – Grey Jeans
Undershirt – ANIMALE:: Animale Instincts {Original Tees} (L$1 on Marketplace)
Ring – ::Gabriel::  Curb chain Ring (free facebook like GIFT)
Eyes – * InkHeart * – FPH Eyes – Dark Blue (S) (past hunt gift, no longer available)
Skin – 7 Deadly s{K}ins – December GROUP guys/2014 (free December group gift, still available/L$50 to join)
Hands – SLink

Pose – //elephante poses// Man Of The Hour

Location – Clifton Park in the City of Harrison

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A Kitty for Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I am currently sitting at home, taking a break before having to head over to my Mom’s for supper. We are having Mexican…..you thought I was going to say turkey, didn’t you😛 We are actually having the big Christmas dinner tomorrow night, but tonight is Mexican food, and the Doctor Who Christmas special. So excited! But…..I thought I would stop in and show you a few gifts that were released as of Christmas Eve.

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First, and most exciting, for me at least, is the introduction of the newest Fairey Kitty family member, Pirilti. The name means Twinkle in Turkish. This gorgeous girl is the day 24, final gift, from the KittyCatS Advent Calendar. I’m sure, those of you familiar with the KittyCatS Advent from years past, already knew a special kitty was coming, and had to be as excited as I was to see what they would look like. Brilliant dark blue with white snowflakes, and a matching collar, she is so pretty🙂 This kitty, unlike the Firestorm ones I’ve shown before, is not a perma pet, and will need food, so keep that in mind. As with all the KittyCatS Advent gifts, the cat is free for everyone, however, I am sure the calendar will not remain around for much longer after the holidays, so make sure you visit the store before it’s gone.

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A very welcome surprise yesterday, was a free gift for Curio group members (Gala & Rita Design Announcements is the group name), in the form of a beautiful new skin called Angelica. The group is free to join, and the gift is stored in notices. Once you open the gift, you will get this beautiful skin with golden eyeshadow, and deep red, shiny lips, in 6 skin tones, with 4 different brow colours each. Gala Phoenix has long been one of my favourite skin designers in SL, with her skins being my first purchase in SL, ever. I even still have those oldies, so I am always excited to see new faces from her. Notices are only around for 2 weeks, so do not delay grabbing this generous gift.

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Lastly, I wanted to point out my new sparklies, which, if you are anything like me, I am sure you were eyeing up. The lovely necklace and matching earrings set I have on is the free, group Christmas Eve gift from Maxi Gossamer. You get both a long and short version of the necklace, I am wearing the short, as well as all pieces in both silver and gold. The center stones are colour change through a pop-up window. The group is free to join, all you need to do is have your tag on when you touch the ad board. I am not sure how long this particular gift will be available, so as with the other gifties I’ve shown, don’t wait to go grab this.

Alrighty🙂 That is all from me for now, on this wonderful Christmas day. I hope you all have had a day as lovely as mine. Until next time, TTFN *waves*.


What is Calle showing you…

Kitten – KittyCats – Pirilti (free for day 24 from the KittyCatS Advent Calendar)
Skin – Curio – :GP: Sunburst-Angelica-Happy Holidays!-Black (free group gift/free to join)
Necklace and Earrings – Maxi Gossamer – Necklace and Earrings – Falling Starflake (free group gift/free to join)
Shirt – coldLogic combo – clapp.grey
Leggings – ::Gabriel::MESH Leggings  pants (L$1)
Hair – TRUTH HAIR Holly [no scarf]
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and Feet – SLink
Mani and Pedi – Bella Elephante – White Christmas (free for Bella Elephante Advent, Day 1)

Background Decorations

Bench – PILOT – Country Bench [Pink]
Christmas Tree – khargo cute christmas tree (L$25 per play gacha prize)
Letter Wall Hangings – [ free bird ] Framed Alphabet Wall Art – Letter’s C, F and ! (past group gacha prizes, no longer available)
Fairies Sign – Don’t Piss off  the Fairies (store closed, I believe)

Pose – Vanity Poses – Focus:Face 2 (L$25 per play gacha prize)

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Happy Holidays From Gabriel

Snapshot_001At the Gabriel mainstore, in celebration of the holidays…  They have out a complete outfit in both male and female versions including the Red Down Vest Set, Pocket Bear, Skinny Pants, and Suede Boots as a free group gift.  This group is free to join and these outfits will make for such an adorable matchy-matchy holiday outfit for you and your guy!
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Love is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Amberly II (featured @ Collabor88)
Eyes – IKON Perspective Eyes Coffee
Hair – Truth Hair Holly
Outfit & Boots – Gabriel Red Down Vest Set + Heart Skinny Pants w/ Suede Boots (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pose by Infiniti
Sim – Winter Seasonal Village

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