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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


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Cosmopolitan Sales Room for Guys

Hey everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend! While Tiana is taking a break, I thought I would pop up and show you a few great male items that are available right now for free or at amazing discounted prices.

There are some really great freebies and discounts out there for guys if you know where to look. The Cosmopolitan Sales Room is a really great place to start. They have been having new freebies for guys as group gifts almost every round so be sure to keep a landmark in your inventory. This round there is a really great freebie for guys in the Larson Sweatshirt by G&D. You can get this by joining The Cosmopolitan Sales Room group for free and then clicking the poster above the door of the main room.

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There are some other really great finds for guys at The Cosmopolitan Sales Room so while you are there be sure to look around. I chose a few other things to show you here. Below I am showing you the Jared Sweater by Etham which is available for L$70.

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In this picture I am showing the Baraqa Shirt by GioMEN which is available for L$70. This shirt is a really great investment as it comes with a HUD that will change the texture and there are 10 to choose from! The shoes worn in all these pictures is also available at The Cosmopolitan Sales Room and are called Sneakers Leather by ZOOM

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If you are looking for some inexpensive but quality mesh jeans in a range of colours then be sure to look at the Olen store on the Marketplace. I am wearing the Dust colour in their Essences Jeans range and these are all L$10 per pair.

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Finally the hair I am wearing is the Sehun Hair by Xin and is a free group gift! It comes in several colours and comes complete with the matching hairbases which is awesome. The eyes I am wearing is the September Group Gift called Hope in the Denim colour by IKON. The group is free to join and these were previously blogged by Love in her post here!

So lots of goodies for you guys to find … or have your female friends drag you along to get in this post! Have a great weekend!

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Mr0mizu is Wearing

Look 1
.HAIR. Sehun Hair by Xin [FREE / Group Gift]
.EYES. Hope (Denim) by IKON [FREE / Group Gift] (previously blogged by Love here)
.SKIN. Ryan Tone 2 by Clef de Peau
.TOP. Larson Sweatshirt by G&D [FREE / Group Gift @ The Cosmopolitan Sales Room]
.JEANS. Essence Jeans (Dust) by Olen [L$10 / Marketplace]
.SHOES. Sneakers Leather by ZOOM [L$70 / Cosmopolitan Sales Room]
.HANDS & FEET. by SLink

LOOK 2
.TOP. Sweater by Etham [L$70 / Cosmopolitan Sales Room]

LOOK 3
.TOP. Baraqa Shirt by GioMEN [L$70 / Cosmopolitan Sales Room]


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Into The Wilderness

Hi again everyone! Mr0mizu is back again with a few more freebies and discounts for you to enjoy! Tiana seemed quite amused by me taking the reigns yesterday so I thought I would do it again! Besides, the beard is back and you know I like to show it off ~laughs~

There is a really great free group gift of the Militia Vest & Shirt by Lavarock Creations. This comes as a two piece set so you can wear either the the Vest or the Shirt seperately or together like I am here! I love functionality when it comes to clothing.. if I can wear pieces seperately then its a winner with me.

I showed the Cargo Shorts by Cargo Shorts (HUD Colour Change) by GioMEN that are available at The Cosmopolitain Sales Room in a post back last week but they are totally worth showing again before the round is over. You need this in your wardrobe! They are L$70 and you get a HUD with 10 different colours for the shorts and the belt seperately so there are heaps of options.

Don’t forget that The Blues Hunt ends on the 31st August so if you havent snagged some great prizes for L$5 each then do it now! You can find the Casual Sandals for Male SLink Flat Feet by The Body Factory as one of the gifts and there are many more to find.. you can read more about some of them in these posts here and here!

Have a great day everyone!

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Mr0mizu is Wearing

.HAIR. Dura-Boy*52 by Dura
.EYES. Faerie Eyes by Buzzeri [L$70]
.SKIN. Javier by Aeros [Discounted @ The Mens Dept]
.BEARD. Monster Beard by Spellbound
.VEST & TEE. Militia Vest & Shirt by Lavarock Creations [FREE / Group Gift]
.SHORTS. Cargo Shorts (HUD Colour Change) by GioMEN [L$70 / Cosmoplitan Sales Room]
.SHOES. Casual Sandals for Male SLink Flat Feet by The Body Factory [L$5 / The Blues Hunt]
.HANDS & FEET. by SLink

.POSE. by Everglow [FREE / Subscriber Gift]

.LOCATION. Inspiration Point


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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – The Riches of the Silk Road

Another fabulous guest blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone, originally blogged [HERE]
Greetings from the Orient, all you deal-seekers.  The Silk Road Hunt (hunt website here) organized by Historical Hunts is running until June 30, and has some fabulous gifts that are completely free.  There are 102 stops on this hunt, each one having a male and female or a unisex free gift. The theme this year is “Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves”, so you will find the gifts focusing on the Middle East and Arabia. No blog post can do justice to the many beautiful things you can find traveling the Silk Road this year, but let me give you a taste of what you will find.

This hunt is features many buildings, furniture and other decor items, but there are also a few clothing items.  First off let me show you a combination of two clothing gifts.  The Ali Baba headdress, vest, sword, and leather wrist cuffs in this picture come from Goddess Fantasies (#05 SRH5), while the pants and belt are the gift at Rag Dollz (#032 SRH5).  There are some pretty nice women’s clothing gifts at both of these stores too.

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Shown above:

Headress, vest, sword, wrist cuffs:  Goddess Fantasies – Ali Baba (#05 Silk Road Hunt 5 gift/free)

Pants, belt:  Rag Dollz – Thieves Quest (#032 SSRH5 gift/free)


Now let me pan back my camera a bit and show you the gorgeous building I’m standing in front of.  It’s the Ali Baba Tower, the Silk Road Hunt gift from Salome Designs (#09 SRH5).  It’s a gorgeous two story hexagonal Arabian-style building with a hanging fire pot and a balcony walkway around the second story inside.  And remember – it’s absolutely free!

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You can furnish your building with the room divider with plants, a chair and table from Hearth & Home (#012 SRH5) shown on the left below, or with the burl tables, dressing screen and plant stand, all gifts from An Lema (#018 SRH5) shown on the right.

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Shown above:

Ali Baba Tower: Salome Designs (#09 SRH5 gift/free)

Room Divider with plants, chair, table: Hearth & Home  (#012 SRH5 gift/free)

Secret of the Thieves Burl tables, Thieves Dressing Screen, Riches of Persia Plant Stand: An Lema (#018 SRH5 gift/free)


Another of the buildings available as gifts on the Silk Road Hunt is the  Arabian Temple found at Dragon Magick Wares (#020 SRH5).  It has lovely carved wood windows and the interior textures are amazing.

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You can see more of the interior of this building here because I’ve furnished it with the Scroll Floor Lamp, the gift from Kismet (#035 SRH5) and the Thieves Rest Bench, floor pillows, lamp, plant from Dreamscape Wedding Designs (#051 SRH5) in the top picture, and Salman’s Rug 4two from Sweet Sorrows (#041 SRH5).  This is mighty sweet decor whether your furnishing a Middle Eastern building or just a beachside house.

Shown above:

Arabian Temple: Dragon Magick Wares (#020 SRH5 gift/free)

Scroll Floor Lamp (3 sizes including table):  Kismet (#035 SRH5 gift/free)

Thieves Rest Bench, floor pillows, lamp, plant:  Dreamscape Wedding Designs (#051 SRH5 gift/free)

Salman’s Rug 4two (M/F/Cuddles):  Sweet Sorrows (#041 SRH5 gift/free)


 

There are quite a few fun gifts on this hunt as well.  Two of my favorites are the Relaxing Magic Carpet made by Potpourri Designs (#039 SRH5) and the Hide n’ Peek Jars, the hunt gift at Sheds n Shacks (#079 SRH5).  It may not be clear from the picture below, but the Relaxing Magic Carpet hovers up and down (but doesn’t actually fly and can’t be steered).  The Hide n’ Peek Jars allow three people to hide in or between the various jars in the set.  Very handy if you are one of the 40 thieves.

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Shown above:

Relaxing Magic Carpet (it hovers):  Potpourri Designs (#039 SRH5 gift/free)

Hide n’ Peek Jars (seats 3):  Sheds n Shacks (#079 SRH5 gift/free)


If all you want for your desert oasis is some water and an elegant spot to rest, you can’t beat the tile oasis with water pool from Pierre Ceriano (#022 SRH5).  After refreshing yourself at the pool, you can rest on the cushions that surround this lovely low table from Park Place Home Decor (#027 SRH5).  The cushions and table come with the plate and table lamp shown in the picture.

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Shown above:

Tile Oasis:  Pierre Ceriano (#022 SRH5 gift/free)

Low table with cushions, plate, lamp:  Park Place Home Decor (#027 SRH5 gift/free)


And for the more nomadically-minded you can find the blue and gold satin tent on the left in the picture below at Botanica (#093 SRH5), and the elaborate furnished tent with pillows on the right at ~XM~ Designs (#30 SRH5). Both come with elegant working lanterns.

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Shown above:

On the left: Blue gypsy tent – Botanica (#093 SRH5 gift/free)

On the left: Arabian tent – ~XM~ Designs (#30 SRH5 gift/free)


Finally, so that you don’t think there are just two men’s clothing gifts on the Silk Road Hunt, I must show you several of the many, many gifts available at stop #085, the Mountain Rose Shops.  This single stop on the main hunt offers a “mini hunt” among the several stores at that location, and you can pick up a total of nineteen prizes there.  Some are furnishings and buildings, and others are clothing.  Each of the clothing gifts includes men’s, boy’s, ladies, girls, and child versions.  As you’ll see from my pictures, the Mountain Rose Shops did not just limit themselves to an Arabian theme, but rather created clothing gifts from across the entire Silk Road route.  In several of these pictures I am wearing the red Ali shoes, the men’s hunt gift from Lindy Modern Shoes (#082).  But here are the clothing gifts from the Mountain Rose Shops:

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Shown above (all prizes from the mini-hunt at the Mountain Rose Shops):

#1  Arab Prince:  Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

#2  Beggar:  Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

#3:  Indian Prince – Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

#4:  Mongolian Prince (with boots) – Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

#5:  Venetian Nobleman – Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt)  (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)

Shoes: Ali Red – Lindy Modern Shoes (#082 SRH5 gift/free)


Geoffrey is also wearing:

Skin:  Belleza – Shawn Deep Tan (group gift/$350L to join)

Eyes:  [dirty.little.secret] Black eyes (former group gift)


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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – The Men Only Hunt

A Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – The Men Only Hunt, originally blogged [HERE]

The 4th edition of Men Only Hunt is running through 7AM on June 15 with 58 stores offering completely free prizes if you can find the hidden beer glass hunt object.  A list of participating stores, their SLURLs and hints can be found at the hunt website.  The theme this time is “Summer” and hunters will find plenty of casual clothing, accessories, shoes and tattoos.  There’s not room here to show you all of the MOH4 hunt prizes, but I can show you plenty of examples of the kinds of things you’ll find along the way.

First off, quite a number of the participating stores are offering tattoos.  While all of these tattoo prizes come in tattoo layer form, several also come in clothing layer versions, and an increasing number of them also have SLINK mesh hand appliers as well.  That’s right — the mesh hand/foot craze is starting to hit male fashion too, which means that fashion-conscious men will soon have to start worrying about whether they have the correct hands and feet on when they go out in public.  Obviously I’m still wearing the hands and feet the Linden gods gave me at birth.

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top row:  Clemm (MOH4 # 49), Tabou Irresistible (MOH4 # 10), Reckless (MOH4 # 19), -Dappa- (MOH4 # 45) and Pekka body piercings (MOH4 # 53)

bottom row:  Sourires (MOH4 # 26), Zentro Body (MOH4 # 32), Speakeasy Tatoo (MOH4 # 38), Taox Tatoo (MOH4 # 42)


In keeping with the summertime theme, several of the MOH4 participating stores are giving glasses and sunglasses as prizes.  Here are the seven I found.

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TOP ROW:  [Geek..] (MOH4 #52), Aesthetica (MOH4 #50), UtopiaH (MOH4 #35), [Body Factory] (MOH4 #25)

Bottom ROW:  [sYs] (MOH4 #9), [Zoom] (MOH4 #4), Adjunct (MOH4 #2)


Pretty much all of the clothing prizes in the MOH4 hunt are casual.  Most prizes are shirts or shorts, allowing you to mix and match tops and bottoms to suit your mood, while a few stores are offering complete outfits. I went down to Bondi Beach in the Sydney City region to take some pictures of the outfits I put together from the various shirts and shorts I found in the hunt.

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The lowdown on where to find the parts of these outfits is as follows.

Outfit 1: Low Waist Shirt (with 6 color HUD) by [GIOMEN] – MOH#55;  Sum shorts by .ARISE. – MOH#46; Men’s FlipFlops – American Bazaar – MOH#01

Outfit 2:  Summer Flip Flops by Aitui – MOH#16; Anchor Tee V.1 by {Fe Style} – MOH#18; Sum shorts by .ARISE. – MOH#46

Outfit 3:  Saturday Shorts (black) by [tomboi] – MOH#33; Check Summer Shirt by REBELL – MOH#24; Supra Kicks by Razor/// – MOH#27


If you’re looking for a full summer outfit, you’ll find these three lurking among the MOH4 hunt prizes.

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The particulars on these full outfits are:

Outfit 4:  Tommy outfit by zanze – MOH#15; Denim Slipons by Anchor & Co. – MOH#7

Outfit 5:  Top, pants & shoes (Marcario) by Shey – MOH#17

Outfit 6:  Donned (Shirt, tie & pants) by SwaggedOut – MOH#54; Zanotti sneakers by Sabotage – MOH#56


Well, after a hard day of hunting I decided to put on two more hunt gifts, a hunt prize shape by Surrogates and another hunt prize skin by T.Bare and catch some rays.  The swim trunks in this picture are not a hunt prize but is one of a set of six James Bond swimsuits by sf Designs.

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Shape:  Clint by Surrogates – MOH#44

Skin: Apollon Deep Tan-Eyebrow Cut by T.Bare – MOH#21

Swimsuit:  James Bond swimsuit by sf Designs (not free)

But if you’re going to get a tan, best to do it without getting a tan line.  Fortunately Grafica Poses (MOH#6) is giving out the bain de soleil pose complete with a wearable straw hat strategically positioned in just the right place.  Aaahhhhhh…..

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In all but the last two pictures Geoffrey is wearing:

Skin:  Xen_tan_bald_shaved by Prodigal (not free)

Eyes: Deep Honey Hazel mesh eyes by MayFly (not free)

Hair:  Steve by A&A Hair (not free)


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Guest Blog By Geoffrey Edwardstone – Group Gifts & Sales Room Finds For Men

A Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – Group Gifts and Sales Room Finds for Men, originally blogged [HERE]

There are some terrific men’s clothes out on the grid for a limited time right now so I’d advise you to get right down to both the Cosmopolitan Sales Room and 69 Park Ave GQ to get ‘em while they’re there.  This round of the  Cosmopolitan Sales Room has a couple of super-cool men’s jackets for sale for just $70L until June 8th.  The one I’m showing here is the Binboa jacket in copper with shirt and tie from GioMen on sale for just $70L.  It’s all one mesh piece but comes with a HUD which allows you to change the color of the shirt and the tie separately to any one of 5 colors.  That means you’ve got 25 color combination options with your copper colored jacket.  You can wear this with just about any pants you have in your wardrobe, but don’t forget the free stuff that the Lindens gave you in your inventory Library.  The black Musician Male jeans are one of my library favorites even though they’ve got a little rip in them.  

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The slip-on black leather shoes are the current group gift at sf Designs.  There’s a small group joining fee but it’s worth every penny  because the group gifts change monthly and everything owner Swafette Firefly makes is high quality.

sfDesign Shoes

69 Park Ave GQ always has great group gifts and the group costs just $50L to join.  Group gifts change over on Fridays, and this week there are two free men’s gifts plus a $100L gift certificate available through June 5.  That’s right, you get twice the group joining fee back as a gift certificate which is a fabulous deal – just look for the information board near the back of the store.  This week’s Red Pearl tuxedo is actually several outfits in one because you get both a short and a long tuxedo jacket, or can wear the vest and shirt without a jacket as I’m showing you in the pictures here.  And this is the perfect time to pick up formal wear with a red tie and vest – you’ll need it next winter for the holidays and Valentine’s day.

69 Park Ave GQ Tuxedo

The second group gift this week at 69 Park Ave GQ is a set of four board shorts just in time for the summer beach season.  These shorts are mesh and come with a color change HUD.  Hud controlled mesh is one of the great recent improvements on SL because now you can change your outfit without having to actually swap clothing layers or prim parts while worrying about showing … erm … anything private.

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And before I finish, let me mention the dreamy blue eyes I’m wearing in these pictures.  They are the Deep Sky mesh eyes from Mayfly available for free at the FabFree Station.  The package there contains both mesh and regular eyes in four different sizes.

Mayfly Fabree Deep Sky Eyes

 

 

Geoffrey is wearing:

Outfit #1

Jacket, tie, & shirt:  Bilboa by GioMen – $70L at the Cosmopolitan Sales Room (until June 8)

Jeans:  Musician Male jeans – free to everyone in the LL Library

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Outfit #2

Tuxedo: Red-Pearl Tuxedo by 69 Park Ave GQ – free weekly group gift/0L/$50L to join

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All Outifts

Shoes: formal slipons by sf Designs – free May group gift/0L/$50L to join

Hair:  Joe (Coffee) by  A&A Hair – former group gift

Eyes:  Deep Sky by Mayflyfree at FabFree Station

Skin:  Buck (Bronze) by Filthy – former group gift (no longer available)