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Southern Sophistication

Southern Sophistication

Hello Fab Free! Thanks for stopping by our Fabulous blog today. It seems like already there are so many hunts, events, and gifts to be had for the month of February, it’s so exciting! I was able to put together most of this look using group gifts from MoDanna and ECCO, a hunt prize from More Than Ever, and a wearable demo from Alaskametro. I love this look because it reminds me of some of the style you would see in the Southern U.S. where I am from.

Starting from top to bottom, I picked up this sort of matte red lipstick from Alaskametro on the Marketplace. I thought it matched the red of the boots perfectly. The lipstick applier is a FREE wearable demo from Alaskametro showing the “Fiery” shade in their “Creme Red” lipstick collection. This FREE wearable demo includes a system layer, a Loud Mouth applier, an Omega applier, a Lelutka applier, and a Slink Visage applier.

Next I picked up this almost bolero style necklace for FREE at ECCO with my ECCO group tag. This pretty necklace with heart and bead dangles is the February group gift at ECCO. It includes a color change hud to allow you to customize the color of the cords, beads, metal, and gems of the necklace for high versatility. The ECCO group does have a one time join fee of 200 lindens, however you will not only be able to get the February group gift, but you’ll have instant access to several previous group gifts upon joining the ECCO group.

This sophisticated looking sleek black dress is another group gift, this one from MoDanna. All MoDanna group members can pick up this group gift for 1 linden while wearing their group tag. In addition to purchasing the dress, your 1 linden is converted into 1 linden store credit! The MoDanna group is free to join, and there is usually a group gift each month, not to mention group members earn store credit for their purchases.

Finally, these gorgeous boots! I love the tooled red leather look of these red boots from More Than Ever. The boots are the Walk a Mile in My Shoes Hunt prize from More Than Ever. This hunt is a 10 linden hunt, so you can score these amazing mesh boots for just 10 lindens, all you need to do is find them! You’ll be looking for a black and red shoe hidden in the More Than Ever shop.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – CATWA – MissFortune

Skin – .la petite morte. india catwa applier tone 4

Head – CATWA HEAD Annie Vampire

Lipstick – alaskametro<3 “Creme Red” lipstick – Fiery TESTER – FREE on the Marketplace

Necklace – .:ECCO:. Diamonds & Hearts Rope Necklace V.I.P – FREE Group Gift/Group is 200L to Join

Dress – MoDANNA [GG February 2016] Pencil Dress – 1L Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join *1L gets credited as store credit 

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Hands – Slink AvEnhance Hands Female Elegant 1 & Casual

BootsMore Than Ever – Boho Boot in Red – 10L WMMS Hunt Prize

*Pose by !bang

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Key to Your Heart

Key To Your Heart

Hello again Fab Free! Today I wanted to share with you this cute cozy sweater dress from Serendipity. This dress is their Key to My Heart Hunt prize and you can hunt it down at the Serendipity main store. Once you’ve found the black key hunt object, just pay 1 linden and the prize is yours! I like this cute sweater dress a lot, though I have to admit I think it’s cute as something warm and cozy to lounge around the house in! This KTMHH dollarbie at Serendipity has several mesh size options and a matching alpha included. There’s a KTMHH prize for the guys at Serendipity as well!

To go with this cozy casual look, I also picked up a FREE gift by Persefona at Color Me Project. This cute neck ribbon is the FREE gift at the Persefona booth at Color Me Project. This Color Me Project round is red themed. Persefona has lots of inexpensive yet very pretty red accessories at the event, many of which are well under 75 lindens. Stop by the Persefona booth at Color Me Project and pick up your FREE gift while you’re there!

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Magika [03] Little

Skin – [theSkinnery] Estee (Catwa Applier)

Head – CATWA HEAD Annie Vampire

Neck Ribbon – Persefona Collar with Bow (red) – FREE Gift @Color Me Project

Sweater Dress – *Serendipity* Darla Sweater Dress – 1L KTMHH Prize

LeggingsForever Young :FY: Wool Leggings (red)

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Hands – Slink AvEnhance Hands Female Elegant 1 & Casual

*Pose by !bang

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Time To Accessorize

Accessorize

I am so glad it’s Friday, Fab Free! It’s been a long week and I’m thankful the weekend is finally here. I’m ready to have some down time and maybe go out with some friends. After all, that’s what Friday nights are for, right?! Not to mention it gives me an excuse to dress up a little. Pretty accessories are one of my favorite ways to dress up an otherwise casual outfit. Which really means I get to wear my  tank top and jeans to girl’s night and still look super cute!

For a limited time these layered beads are on sale at Indulge Temptation. You can pick up a set for just 60 lindens that has a color change hud with 8 color options per set. There are 6 color sets to choose from. Pretty beads are so versatile. You can wear them with your evening wear or dress up your day wear with them. Not to mention with all the color options available you can find a set to match anything. Don’t miss out on this limited time offer at Indulge Temptation!

In a perfect world I would have a purse or clutch of some kind to go with every outfit I owned, and they would of course magically transfer all my stuff from one bag to the next! I think this clutch from Glow Designs is too cute. The clutch is their contribution to the Cupcakes Anonymous Hunt going on through January 31st. The prize also includes a gold version if silver is not what you want. Just head over to Glow Designs and hunt down the 10 linden cupcake.

In addition to cute accessories, the right hairstyle is essential if you want to dress up an otherwise casual look. This hairstyle from Little Bones is really beautiful. The best part? It’s the newest group gift from Little Bones, so it won’t cost you a fortune. The gift includes a dipped color change hud with several color options with black ends. Right now you can join the Little Bones group for just 100 lindens. There are several previous gifts still available as well, just wear your group tag to claim them.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – little bones. BornToDie – Ink Dips – FREE Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join

Skin – [theSkinnery] Estee (Catwa Applier)

Head – CATWA HEAD Annie Vampire

Eyes – Buzzeri – [Buzz] Bewitched Eyes – Ocean

NecklaceIndulge Temptation – !IT! – Pearliffic Necklace 10 – 60L/per pack *Limited Time Offer

Tattoos (arms) –  antielle. Moon Bastet + Kitty Infusion (B&G)

Tattoos (hands) – Dita Couture – :::DC::: Left Hand (wearing hand part only) 

Shirt – Forever Young – :FY: Shaye Top (white) *Omega Applier

Clutch – .:Glow Designs:. B Clutch Aqua Silver & Gold Version – 10L CAH Prize

Body – Maitreya – Lara

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Catching The Last Bus To Friday!

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January started the New Year with a bang and it is going to end in a flurry of great clothes hunting as the Menstuff hunt begins anew. It’s kind of like January came in like a lion and is going out like a slightly bigger lion! If that isn’t enough to put a smile on your face, then the free shoes round-up coming tomorrow surely will. January will go down as a great month to be a guy on SL.

Hawker’s House is a quality men’s clothing store, so it’s a shame I have not had the occasion to mention it much in my posts. They have made very nice clothing and deserve some special attention. When I popped by to pick up this month’s free group gift at the store, I was pleased to see it was the Men’s Mesh Dress Vest and Slacks – Gainsboro. Its light, informal look has the slightly-rumpled casual look which I love wearing. (In my real life, “casual” means I wear my tie looser and let my collar flap freely in the breeze. Put yo’ hood up, Orange County!) The Gainsboro consists of a white shirt, a black tie and the matching vest and slacks. Each of the items are separate pieces of Mesh and come in five sizes to make fitting easier. The textures are well done and the complete outfit is quite stylish. Hawker’s House‘s group joiner is free, so pick this up and give it a try. I bet you will like it as much as I do!

The eyes I chose to wear with this outfit are a prize from The Fresh Start hunt. Inkheart is offering this attractive light green pair of eyes called the Reverie Eyes in Hope as their hunt prize. They look great with the light gray in the vest and slacks! The hunt object you are looking for is a yellow star. When you are in the store, tap the hunt poster for a hint as to where you might find it.

That’s it for today, but we have an action-packed couple of weeks coming up for people interested in high-quality, low-cost men’s apparel. I am extremely excited and can’t wait to share with you what I find! Until then, have fun and see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

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Outfit – Hawker’s House Men’s Mesh Dress Vest and Slacks – Gainsboro (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Eyes – Inkheart Reverie Eyes in Hope (1L The Fresh Start hunt prize / 1L )

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Beard – Hot Dive Expansion Beard0-2b
Hair – Exile Jack

 

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Ruby in Luminescence at Nightfall

Sometimes… the beauty of the world just makes your heart stop. Just for a moment. Because you have to take a moment to really see it as it is, and in order to do that… everything has to stop, even you. The world keeps turning of course, but you can’t seem to turn with it. Because you’ve paused… breathless and waiting, teetering on that edge of luminescent beauty…

Ruby at Nightfall 2

We’re teetering on the edge now… the threshold of the end of one year and the beginning of a new one. New beginnings, new days, and fresh starts. Things are ending… but new things are beginning. There are a few things ending here in Second Life that it’s not too late for you to catch before the New Year begins.

First, drop by the Christmas Under the Tree Event. It runs until December 31 and there are a ton of beautiful gifts under the tree along with terrific shopping opportunities all in one place. My lovely Knit Sweater and Casual Leggings (both in black) by [Ruby] were two of the numerous FREE gifts I found under the tree, no group required. Like many of the gifts, they are fully mesh in multiple sizes to fit most avatars, and the details are just lovely. And if you are looking for decor, or men’s wear, there were FREE gifts of that type under the tree at the event as well!

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The Cart Sale is still on of course and running full swing! I picked up this stunning necklace to add a little color to my all black scheme from the Luminesse Jewelry Cart. It is called Smokin Rose Pendant and is simply perfect. Like all Cart Sale merchandise it was only a mere 10L!

Ruby at Nightfall 3

I also want to mention that it’s not too late to pick up any last minute items from the Peace on Earth Hunt if you haven’t finished up your hunting yet. You have until January 9th to pick up your FREE prizes from this hunt. My Laina boots by Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes were a FREE POE8 prize, generously offered up by this creator. Don’t worry, if boots are not your thing, you should still stop by… there was a set of pretty heels in the POE8 globe with the boots as well!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth – Aria Skin (HoneyTone)
Hair – Catwa Hair – Flora
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Eyeliner and Lashes – Oceane Eyeliner 1 and Alluring Mesh Lashes
Top – [Ruby] Knit Plum Top in Black (0L/FREE/at the Christmas Under the Tree Event)
Pants – [Ruby] Casual Leggings in Black (0L/FREE/at the Christmas Under the Tree Event)
Necklace – Luminesse Jewelry – Smokin Rose Pendant (10L at the Cart Wash Sale)
Ring – Chop Zuey – Mahalo Ring, Women’s
Boots – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Laina POE Boots (0L/FREE/Peace on Earth Hunt Gift)
Pose by NanasCherries (n/a)

Sim Location – Nightfall Cities – Into the Wilds

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Christmas Eve Will Find Me

Christmas Eve Hello Fab Free! I don’t know about you but all this holiday stuff has put me in the mood for some fun holiday parties. I want to get dressed up, and go out with friends to celebrate the season. Half the fun of holiday parties is finding something great to wear!  I know it’s a little early, but I like to be prepared, otherwise I spend way too long getting ready last minute. I’ve found the perfect dress for a dressy Christmas Eve Party. Christmas Eve will be here before we know it, and I’m ready! Now I just need a party invitation! hahaha

Christmas Eve Outfit

Party or no party I just love the soft rose-gold color to this beautiful dress. The dress is a current group gift at American Bazaar. This fully mesh completely FREE gift comes in several size options including fits for specific mesh bodies. That’s right, I said FREE. The American Bazaar group is FREE to join at this time and there’s a swanky looking gift out for the gents as well.

Feelin’ fine in my pretty new dress, I had to have the perfect pair of shoes to go with it. You know how it is, nothing in my inventory could possibly work. :P I’m glad I decided on new shoes because I found these gorgeous heels on the Marketplace from a shop called Sheba. They are currently priced at 39 lindens, and they come with a great color change hud so you can match them to just about any outfit. Also, these great shoes are meant to be worn with Slink High feet. The Marketplace listing does say that the 39 linden price is a “promo” price, so don’t hesitate to grab these fast!

Just like in real life, an elegant new hairstyle was in order the second I put the dress on. It just so happens that Blues Hair has this quirky up-do available at the current round of The Dressing Room for just 70  lindens. I love that it’s pretty enough to be worn with my party dress, but still unique enough to show some personality. At just 70 lindens per color pack, the style is a steal of a deal.

To help keep the cool December air at bay, I added this fun fur boa from Kaithleen’s to my ensemble. This great alternative or even addition to a coat is the Peace on Earth Hunt prize at Kaithleen’s. The POE hunt is a dollarbie hunt, so you’ll get this pretty accessory for just 1 linden, once you’ve found it! The boa includes a color change hud as well, making it a really versatile piece. *Update 12/19/15 – I made a big whoops and credited the boa to the wrong hunt. You will find this boa at Kaithleen’s and it is their Into The Woods Hunt gift, NOT the POE hunt gift. The gift is 2 lindens. I sincerely apologize for the mistake! Happy Hunting!! 

The finishing touch, jewelry! Last but never least, I found a gorgeous rhinestone necklace with a little bit of vintage flair at Krystal. I am a sucker for vintage jewelry, and rhinestones are among my favorites. This delicate necklace is just 50 lindens at the Krystal main location. I found it to the left inside the store, near some gachas. The necklace is in 2 sections, so don’t be alarmed, just wear both. Each part of the necklace can be sized and adjusted as needed.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Blues. Nori – Browns – 70L @The Dressing Room 

Skin – [theSkinnery] Estee (Catwa Applier) *NOT the Group Gift Version

Head –  CATWA HEAD Annie Vampire

Necklace – ::: Krystal ::: Nicole – Necklace – Pure – 50L

Boa – Kaithleen’s Fur Boa with Color Hud – 2L IWH Prize

DressAmerican Bazaar – [AB] Chic Mademoiselle Dress – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Hands & Feet – Slink AvEnhance Hands Female Elegant 1 & Casual / Feet – High

Shoes – [Sheba] Ellendae Heels – 39L on the Marketplace

*Poses by Glamrus & Kirin

**Location – The Millhouse Beanery 
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Let it Snow at Serendipity

Let It Snow

The Holiday Season is in full swing, and so is the Let it Snow Hunt or it will be soon! The Let it Snow Hunt is a 1 linden hunt that runs December 1st through December 31st. This great jacket and holiday themed shirt combination is the Let it Snow Hunt prize waiting to be found at Serendipity. The jacket and shirt are both highly detailed, and the mesh set comes in standard mesh sizes for easy fitting. This beautiful jacket and top would be great for a casual holiday party or just as festive attire for the season. Additionally, there is a men’s gift to be had at Serendipity for the Let it Snow Hunt. Happy Hunting Fab Free!

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Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – little bones. Queen – Past Group Gift – Originally Shown Here

Skin – [theSkinnery] Sienna (Catwa Applier) – champagne

Head – CATWA HEAD Annie Vampire

Jacket w/Top –  *Serendipity* Noelle Jacket – 1L Let it Snow Hunt Prize

Jeans – 7mad;Ravens –  Redline-Black – Past Hunt Gift

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Shoes – …::: Scrub :::… the old trunk Silver

Hands & Feet – Slink AvEnhance Hands Female Elegant 1 / Feet Female Mid

*Location – Petite Mort

**Pose by Elephante Poses

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Guest Blog by Gloria Silverstone – Twisted Victorian Gothic

See the Original Post here – Twisted Victorian Gothic

POSTED ON OCTOBER 9, 2015

FT Twisted Fall hunt 2015_Victorian Gothic LRThe Twisted Hunt (9/19-10/19) is well under way and although dubbed the hardest hunt on Second Life, the prizes are worth the effort.  Today, I’m showcasing Finishing Touches main hunt gift the Qi Skybox, side hunt items and a corresponding gacha collection.  The skybox and all the furnishings have a modern Victorian Gothic influence in a black, white and grayscale palette….perfect for a sophisticated Halloween.  Victorian Gothic is an architectural style and movement during the mid-late 19th century, often seen as a sub-style of the broader Gothic Revival style.  It is characterized by gothic details, decorative patterns, scallopping, lancet windows and hood moulding.  Architectural elements such as pointed arches, steep-sloping roofs and fancy carvings like lace ant lattice-work were applied to a wide range of Gothic Revival objects.  The movement is all about drama and elegance with lavish interiors, curved ornate furniture and plenty of decorative details.

FT Twisted Fall hunt 2015_Victorian GothicFinishing Touches Qi skybox has a decorative pattern tiled ceiling, tall narrow pointed arched windows, oversized white candle fireplace and white/black wainscoting.  I styled the Victorian living space with the tufted curved black & white sofas, armchairs and stools enhancing the ornate detailed birdcage chandeliers and patterned tapestry wall hangings.  Pops of red, hanging boston ferns, potted palms and framed Victorian silhouette complete the space.

FT Twisted Fall hunt 2015_Gold SkeletonTo commemorate the 11th Twisted Hunt, Finishing Touches is offering a side hunt with eleven gifts that correspond to the gacha collection.  The hunt items include 3 versions of a skirted table, 3 versions of hanging tapestry, couple rugs with pillows, Persian Grey wrinkled rug, box of skulls, pumpkin trio and ceramic vase.  All side hunt gifts can be found in the Twisted Qi skybox (the main Twisted Hunt gift).  Do you love the Qi skybox?  Need to furnish it, then check out the gacha for beautifully twisted coordinating decor priced at $50 per play.  Try your luck at black or white caged chandeliers, shadow box frames, tulip lamps, coffee tables, and tufted stools (see key below).

_FT_ Twisted Gacha Fall 2015Lastly, 24Karat Roux, owner and creator of Finishing Touches is offering the Rolled Arm Couch & Chair in White Leather and Black Leather for 50% off the regular price during the Twisted Hunt.  The couch and chair were designed to coordinate with the Twisted Qi skybox hunt gift and Twisted gacha decor items.  Hope you are inspired to create an elegance spooky gothic Halloween using the Finishing Touches free Twisted hunt gifts.  Happy Hunting!

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Cocoa Island Violets With A Twist

Cocoa Island Violets with a Twist [1]

Neville Bell: Oh no, you can’t take my photograph.
Sue Charlton: Oh, I’m sorry, you believe it will take your spirit away.
Neville Bell: No, you got lens-cap on it.
– Crocodile Dundee (1986)

So I went a little crocodile Dundee this week (as you can see) but it was well worth my while and I think I would make even Sue Charlton proud! The Twisted Hunt is not quite over yet, though you’ll need to hurry to get any of the last minute gifts you want. You’ve got until Oct 19th, to finish this wicked hunt for cubes. My dress today is {MOEKO} Elegantly Alternative’s FREE offering for the Twisted Hunt Gift and well worth the difficult walkabout through the jungle of cubes.

This great gown comes in all the standard mesh sizes as well as a lovely (optional) mesh glittery overlay which I couldn’t pass up wearing. After all… even down under, Sue Charlton would not have!

Cocoa Island Violets with a Twist [2]

Michael J. “Crocodile” Dundee: If I give my heart to you…
[pause]
Michael J. “Crocodile” Dundee: Then I’ll have none and you’ll have two…
– Crocodile Dundee (1986)

And this gorgeous matching jewelry and hat from Lazuri just stole *my* heart! So, I topped off my look with the latest round of FREE offerings from Lazuri which are just stunning to behold. The Cocoa Island Violets jewelry and hat are not to be missed.

If you are not in the group already, the invite will set you back 250L, but the regular gifts make it worthwhile, and even just for this one time, you’re going to get two different necklace styles, two different bracelet styles, two different earring styles, two different ring styles, and the hat. All are resizable and all have a color change Hud with different shades of violet, lavender, indigo, purple, etc.!

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Get yourself dolled up for a walkabout — “Crocodile Dundee” style!

Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda Caffe Milk (050) tone limited Edition

Hair – Exile :: Spice

Eyes – NoirOptix – Nebula Eyes (99L Marketplace)

Eye Liner and Lashes – Oceane Eyeliner 1 and Alluring Mesh Lashes

Hands – Slink

Dress – {MOEKO} Elegantly Alternative Afterlife Ladies Gown (0L Twisted Hunt Gift)

Jewelry – Lazuri Cocoa Island SE Violets Jewelry Set in separate pieces (0L Group Gifts/250L to Join Group)

Hat – Lazuri Cocoa Island SE Violets Hat (0L Group Gifts/250L to Join Group)

Pose by [Black Tulip]

Sim – Amazon Rainforest in Second Life: According to the Destination Guide: “The Amazon Rainforest Ecological Group aims to show the Brazilian Amazon, its culture and customs, music, dance and how it relates to the local people and wildlife, deforestation and resource waste. Their meetings are always fun, informative promoting of friendship and fellowship.”

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Entice – Free Dove Hunt

Entice Dove

Hello Fab Free! I’ve got the perfect end to your weekend, and of course it involves FREE fashion! Entice has hunt gifts out at Free Dove. There are a total of 10 hunt gifts to be found. Each with a dress, an outfit, or shoes in the box. I picked out 5 of my personal favorites.  This FREE hunt will be going on at Free Dove through the month of October. I love these mini hunts, they are a great way to add fashionable new items to your wardrobe, without needing to spend tons of lindens or tons of time traveling from store to store. Also, with 1o items, there’s certainly something to match anyone’s individual style.

Happy Hunting! Here are the details, Enjoy.

Hair – Magika [03] Mint

Skin – Lumae – Niska – Petals

Head – Lelutka – Aria

Outfit – Entice – Be My Baby Outfit – Gold – FREEFDH Prize (Also Seen Here)

Dress 1 – Entice – Delilah Dress – Orange Tiger – FREEFDH Prize

Dress 2 – Entice – Night & Day Dress – Greens – FREEFDH Prize

Dress 3 – Entice – Mandi Tunic Dress Green – FREEFDH Prize

Dress 4 – Entice – Drunk in Love – Dark  Five – FREEFDH Prize

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Shoes – REIGN.- Not Your Momma’s Knit Boots

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