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Tip Your Hat to Style

Tip Your Hat to Style

I really have to tip my hat to the creators who are participating in the Menstuff Hunt. The prizes this round are outstanding as usual. I ran across a new-to-me designer – Hot Fuss – and was pleased to come away with two items – not only the hunt gift, but also a lucky letter chair gift.

The Hat.

If you stop by Hot Fuss, you’ll be able to pick up this men’s fedora as part of their contribution to the Menstuff Hunt. It’s an excellent design in a fedora style and yours for only 1L and a little hunting time. It’s sure to add class and style to most any outfit. I didn’t have any trouble adjusting it to fit my head, and it looked great over the top of my usual hairbase.

The Sweater.

While I was at Hot Fuss, I noticed they had out two lucky letter chairs. No group is required for either and they are completely FREE. One is for the ladies, but the other is for us menfolk. My letter came up while I was hunting down my hat and I was able to pick up this Tristan sweater in all the standard mesh sizes. It even includes a color change hud with three color choices. I’m showing you the fawn color, as that matched the hat, but it also included a really nice navy and a coal shades all in this traditional diamond print.

The cut, flow, and fit of the mesh shirt is excellent, and it would be well worth checking to see if your letter would come up. The chair was on a short timer, so your wait might not be too long.

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The Necklace.

It never hurts to add a final touch to a classic outfit. I made a stop by etham to see what they had as their Menstuff Hunt prize and was pleased to discover a finely crafted Chainmail Cross as the gift. It is a FREE gift. Just find the iconic blue t-shirt and pay 0L and it is yours to add to your inventory.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum hairbase
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Necklace – etham – Chainmail Cross Necklace (0L for the Menstuff Hunt)
Hat – Hot Fuss – “Indy” Fedora (1L for the Menstuff Hunt)
Shirt – Hot Fuss – Tristan Sweater with color change hud (FREE Lucky Letter Chair/No group needed)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Paramour

Astrids Signature_Loki


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Seeing Red

Seeing Red

If it’s been a while since you’ve stopped by Analog Dog to check out the FREE ball on the back beach, now is the time to do so, as there are some new FREE hairs in the ball just waiting for you to pick them up. In the picture above, I’m sporting a messy curly do called idyll, to which I added the jana bang set from the ball. The ball included both a hud for the dark blondes set as well as a hud for light reds… however since the hud includes a tinting option, you can get much darker brown and black shades on the hair as well.

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In the picture above I am showing you just one of two FREE hats that were also included in the FREE ball. This is the mill hat and is a perfect fit over the top of idyll once I removed the jana bang piece. I love the classy black hat. There was also a modern red print fedora as well!

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This classy style above is called samadhi, and is a lovely side-swept mesh style. Like idyll, it comes in dark blonde and light reds.

In the picture below I’m showing you the last addition to the FREE ball — scream cheese. It does just kind of make you want to scream “cheese” and take pictures. It’s one of those fabulous hairs that is casual and fun.

To find the free ball, fly up and back to the beach-y area of the Analog Dog hair sim and look for the semi-transparent bubble. Buy it for 0L and these great styles are yours.

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I’m not quite done yet though… I wanted to mention a few other tricks up my sleeve in my style today. Sometimes your skin needs a refresh. Make up is a great way to give a favorite skin a new feel, and testers are a nice way to get a new look without a lot of Lindens. I ran across this FREE tester by alaskametro called Orchid… it’s this pretty lip-stain that freshened up my avatar’s face. You won’t even have to teleport anywhere, just pick it up off the marketplace. It comes in a system applier as well as appliers for TMP, Eve, Lelutka, Loudmouth, NyamNyam, Omega, and Slink Visage.

To polish off my new look I added a ring from the Cart Wash Sale, because jewelry always adds a nice finishing touch. This classy cocktail ring from Luminesse is stylish and only 10L. If you stop by the cart you’ll find several beautiful pieces for men and women both to add to your inventory.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body and Hands – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair 1 – Analog Dog – idyll + jana bang in dark blondes (0L/Analog Dog Free Ball)
Hair 1 + Hat – Analog Dog – idyll in dark blondes + mil hat (0L/Analog Dog Free Ball)
Hair 2 – Analog Dog – samadhi in dark blondes (0L/Analog Dog Free Ball)
Hair 3 – Analog Dog – scream cheese in dark blondes (0L/Analog Dog Free Ball)
Lipstain – alaskametro❤ – Liquid Shine lipstick – Orchid TESTER (0L on the Marketplace)
Ring – Luminesse – Sethunya Eve Ring (10L @ the Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)
Top – Beautiful Dirty Rich – Halter Top Pack (1L on the Marketplace) *first blogged HERE by Love

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Art Deco Darling

Tuesday
I feel a little like a Showgirl in these fabulous group gifts from Swallow and SlackGirl, and I’m perfectly fine with that! It’s been a while since I showed some pretty makeup and accessories, so these group gifts are just the thing. It’s extra fun that they all happen to look so lovely together!

SlackGirl is one of my favorite stores for makeup in Second Life. There seem to always be group gifts as well, which certainly doesn’t hurt. This gorgeous lipstick is part of the huge Clarice set available FREE to all SlackGirl group members. This particular gift is for the Catwa head-wearers only. The gift includes 3 huds with 8 lipstick shades each. I really like the high shine of these lipsticks, it’s a nice departure from the matte lipsticks you see a lot. Also at SlackGirl, along with many other gifts, are these pretty little eye jewels. These FREE group gift eye jewels can be worn with mesh or classic avatars. The gift includes a left and right attachment, and a hud that allows you to adjust the jewel color, and the metal color. The SlackGirl group has a one time join fee of 100 lindens, however I’m certain you won’t be disappointed, there are several group gifts still available including the ones I’ve shared here.

I will admit, I don’t often wear earrings in Second Life, but I think these are beautiful! These art deco looking earrings are one of several FREE group gifts out at Swallow. These beautiful earrings include a color change hud as well, and can be resized using the hud. I’m sure you’ve been wondering about the pretty butterflies floating around my hair! These are another FREE group gift at Swallow. This butterfly headpiece comes in several colors and can be sized via touch menu, I of course chose this orange color because it reminds me of the Monarch butterflies I love. At the original size this accessory is more of a hat, but I used the resize scripts and scaled mine down to look more like a fancy fascinator. The Swallow group also has a one time join fee of just 30 lindens. This is a steal when you consider the lovely group gifts available!

Finally, if you like the pretty face Pru has on with the red eyeliner that goes so well with the lipstick from SlackGirl, it’s another of the Corrie gacha appliers Essences has available for just 75 lindens per play at The Liaison Collaborative ! There’s more info about this head applier in my previous post here.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Butterfly Headpiece – ^^Swallow^^ Butterfly – FREE Group Gift/Group is 30L to Join

Hair MINA – Astrid – Light brown

Head – CATWA HEAD Dyana  *Additional Expression HUD Sold Separately 

Eyes –  IKON Hope Eyes – Storm

Eye JewelsSlackGirl –  ::SG:: D.Gems – FREE Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join

Earrings – ^^Swallow^^ Deco Earring with Hud – FREE Group Gift/Group is 30L to Join

LipstickSlackGirl – ::SG:: Clarice Lips FOR CATWA ONLY – FREE Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join

Head Applier – Essences – #05 Essences [CorrieP02] – 75L per/play @The Liaison Collaborative 

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Life’s a Beach

Life's a Beach

I’m stopping in to make a quick blog post before hitting the waves to give you the 411 on a great find at the Cart Wash Sale. Ayva’s Attic has out some absolutely outstanding men’s beach shorts. There are two that are standard mesh and two that are made specifically for Aesthetic Avatars. Each pair of shorts is only 10L each and come in all the standard sizes. (Ladies there are four really pretty dresses on the cart for you as well too.)

I picked up my FREE cap from Fe Style as the June group gift. The group is FREE to join. It includes a resize script for easy fitting.

I also wanted to show you (yes yet another) Suicide Gurls tattoo, because they are just really fabulous. And this one matched my beach shorts. This one is the March group gift and is called Dahak and is (as you can see) pretty flowery. It is unisex as are all the others and includes system layers as well as appliers for Omega, Maitreya, Belleza and Slink. Just as before you get fresh, faded, and soft.

Okay… off to the beach for the day for me!

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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
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – Suicide Gurls – Dahak Unisex Tattoo (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is 150L To Join)
Hat – Fe Style – Nebula – Snapback (FREE Group Gift/0L/FREE to Join Group)
Shorts – Ayva’s Attic – Mens Beach Shorts Green Tropical (10L at the Cartwash Sale/Direct TP)

Pose by GlamRus

Sim Location – Harvest Moon Club and Beach

Astrids Signature_Loki


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Something Steam(Punk)y!

Something Steam(punk)y

I’d never miss a chance to try out a new character, cosplay, or fantasy! Though I admit, I’ve never done steampunk. So when I saw this amazing hat at the NSP Florals Cart at the Wash Sale (and only 10L — Woot!), I was all a twitter! It was a chance to put together a steam punk look with a great accessory from top quality designer and once I had the top hat on, I was thrilled!

I love the combination of rich fabrics, florals, and metal feathers! Then it was off to adventuring at a steampunk sim! (If you have time, check out New Babbage — I linked you below… very cool place!)

But don’t be mistaken! The NSP Floral Cart at the Wash Sale is not just steampunk! Oh no! Versatility is the name of the game! This creative creator is offering up several gorgeous vintage hats (with the hair included!) as well as beautiful floral accessories that could easily finish off a stunning modern gown or top off a Gothic vampire’s ebony tresses.

The possibilities are endless and at only 10L per purchase, you won’t want to pass any of these beauties up!

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How you too can get steam(punk)y!

Skin – Glam Affair – Alice SummerParty – Jamaica

Hair – Magika – Awkward

Hat – NSP Florals Victorian Rose Top Hat (10L at the NSP Florals Cart @ The Cart Wash Sale)

Eyes – Pulse – Mesh Eyes Femke – Raven

Eye Liner – Oceane – Eyeliner 4 Shine

Eye Lashes – Oceane – Exxentrique Mesh Lashes

Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

Pose by !Bang

Sim – New Babbage

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Summer Days

Good evening, FabFree Folks, I hope the Monday is treating you well. After a long weekend, I’m back on the hunt for new designers, great bargains and freebies. I was tickled to see that two of my favorite “Known” Designers both have new Group Gifts out and they match!

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This is the “Ruffle Dress” from American Bazaar and it’s the girls group gift for June. American Bazaar Didn’t forget the guys, there is a nifty pair of board shorts out for y’alls group gift too.  I am in love with the feminine frills and the light summery look of the dress already but add a great hat and shoes… oh yeah, now we’re talkin’!  Hudson’s Clothing has their new June group gift out and it’s not only a beautiful picture hat, it’s shoes ( for SLink High Feet)  and two pretty bangles as well.

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This is the Floral Flair Almond Accessories pack and it looks as if it was made to wear with this dress. The hat has lovely floral fabric around the band as well as a fabric flower. As pretty as the hat is, I love these shoes best! The details are perfect and the colors will take it from Summer to Fall with ease.  If that wasn’t enough, you also get two onyx black and gold bangles to complete your look.

Here’s the details and happy shopping!

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + High Feet + Basic nail HUD
HairRowne – Agatha – (Tiana showed us waayy back here)
PoseoOo Studio

DressAmerican Bazaar – Ruffle Dress – (Free/0L/Group Gift group is free to join)

Hat + Shoes ( For SLink High Feet) + JewelryHudsons Clothing – Floral Flair Almond Accessories – (Free/0L/Group Gift group is free to join)

Location – Calas Galadhon

 

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The HeatWave Event : Encore! Plus a little Damselfly ;)

Hey there, FabFree Folks! I’m betting you know by now that the Wash is all heated up with the Heatwave Cart Sale. If you haven’t checked it out…. why ever not? You’re going to find a ton of great designer’s Carts full of 10L bargains and one 50L item plus a few Carts are treating us with free gifties too!

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This is the ‘Sophie’ maxi dress from Encore’s Cart and it’s one of the 10L items. It’s a beautiful build with the fresh summery colors and it moves perfectly when you walk. And only 10L? Awesome!

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When I saw this cool stripy maxi, my very first thought ( after – I GOTTA have that!) was “This needs a sweet picture hat!” And just as I was trying on the dress, Damselfly  popped up a notecard with their new Group Gift for the ladies: ‘Miranda’! Talk about timing! You get the gorgeous hat with the attached hair in all the HUDs. Plus Damselfly’s group is free to join.

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Oh, and before I forget… Encore has a great 10 color nail set for both SLink and Omega as another one of their 10L items. Goes perfectly with the maxi, dontcha think?

The HeatWave Cart sale at the Wash runs until June 10th so don’t delay!

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + Feet Slink mesh Casual Hands + Mid Feet
ShoesAlyce – Maryjane Pumps

DressEncore – Sophie – (10L at the HeatWave event at the Wash)

NailsEncore – (10L at the HeatWave event at the Wash)

Hat+HairDamselfly – Miranda – (Free/0L/Damselfly Group Gift group is free to join)  

LocationCalas Galadhon

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Boho Fedora

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Happy Friday Everyone!! I hope you’ve all had a good week and are making fun weekend plans. Speaking of the weekend, this super fun outfit would make great weekend attire for going out with friends. I usually pick out darker colors and patterns, but I just couldn’t help myself with this one! lol

Have you ever had the urge to throw on one of your significant other’s hats? I do all the time! Finally I got brave and have bought one or two of my own. This greenish-gold fedora reminded me of that. Fedoras are my favorite style of hat to wear, and sometimes having one a little over-sized is fun. This unisex hat is a current FREE gift at Fab Free Headquarters from Couture Chapeau, and it has a re-size script to fit just about any size. There’s no need to join a group, (though we’d love it if you did!) just head on over to FFHQ and pick it up.

Also at FFHQ is this pretty skin from Hankii Pankii. The bright fun make up is part of the skin, and this FREE gift includes several appliers including Slink and Maitreya, as well as a few more. Considering the colorful nature of the outfit, I knew this skin would be a perfect fit!

I’m not sure which part of this FREE group gift from ALB Dream Fashion I like best, the top or the shoes?! If forced to decide, I’d probably pick the shoes, but it would be difficult. I love the bright colorful patchwork pattern, it’s fun and summery. The top also allowed me to show off some skin, which for me really means showing off the tattoos I like so much! Not wanting to show quite so much skin? I think this loose-fitting crop top would look great with a solid colored tank under it as well.

Next, I adore this bumble bee manicure from Nail Me!. Talk about a fun manicure that is perfect for summer! This set comes with toenail appliers too, so  your tootsies can be as cute as your fingertips. In addition there are appliers for Slink nails, and an Omega applier. This set is the Nail Me! contribution to the Birds and Bees Hunt. The BBH is a 1 linden hunt.

The cell phone I used with the pose from Velvet Poses is now a Marketplace dollarbie from No Cabide. Not only is this cell super cute, it comes with a texture change hud so you can match your phone to more of your stuff! Skyler showed this cute phone originally in one of her posts here. She also included a close-up of the texture change hud!

Like the “Selfie” pose from Velvet Poses? You can get a pack of 5 selfie poses (phone  not included) for just 50 linens at the ToBeOutsider event. That’s just 10 lindens per pose!

Whew! That was a lot of stuff! Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hat – Couture Chapeau – CC UNISEX Essex Linen Fedora {CC Gold} – FREE Gift @FFHQ

Hair – little bones. Horrowshow – Past Group Gift (Still Available)/Group is 100 L to Join (Originally Shown Here)

Skin – Hankii Pankii – [HP] Spring (tea) Skin & Appliers – FREE Gift @FFHQ

Top & ShoesALB Dream Fashion –  ALB AAYANA top + SARA pumps to slink high boho by AnaLee Balut – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Necklaces – [ glow ] studio – Necklaces mix’n’match (gold)

Tattoo .Identity. Body Shop – Stay Young

Manicure – {Nail Me!} Busy as a Bee -Slink/Omega Nail Appliers – 1 L BBH Gift

Cell Phone – :: No Cabide :: Mesh Mobile Phone – 1 L on the Marketplace

Pants – Blushed – Skinny Jeans

Hands/Feet – Slink – Elegant 1, High

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Pose – VELVET } POSE – Selfie Two – 50 L /pack @ToBeOutsider

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Fab Free Designer of the Day – 03/05/2015 – Circus Noir

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Pick up this quirky “External Memory” hat for FREE at Circus Noir!

Just join the FREE CircusNoir Group, wear your tag, and claim your hat!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tobys%20Juke%20Joint/197/221/27

** Circus Noir is located next to Toby’s Juke Joint, and up the stairs!

**Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers.
Photos are work of the designers.


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FabFree Designer of the Day – 09/12/14 – Kastle Rock Couture

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Kastle Rock Couture – Cassidy Dress, in red with Hat (free group gift/L$100 to join)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Grand%20Isle/58/173/30

**Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers.
Photos are work of the designers.