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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL Xmas in JulyWe’re starting to wind down to the end of July, and there are a whole bunch of hunts ending on the 31st that you probably want to get in on. There is no shortage of themes… sun, cats, explosions, tea, vikings, and yes… even Christmas. That’s right… Christmas. Just have a look at the hunts in this report if you don’t believe me.

Soooo… you should be able to find a hunt that’s just right for you. Just peruse the list and click on the hunt names that sound interesting. You’ll be well on your way to stuffing your inventory full of free (or nearly free) stuff.

New to hunting? Both FabFree and HUNT SL have pages full of tips to help you get going. I recommend them to novice and veteran hunters alike.

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Gettin’ Casual with Around the Grid and Hair Fair.

Well, well..look at this. It’s Thursday already!! My week is going by so quickly, I almost missed it. LOL. Just kidding. I would never miss my Thursday blog post, especially with the goodies I have to show off today. I think you all will love them.

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Let’s start with some Around the Grid 3 hunt prizes. First, let me refresh your memory of how this hunt works. At each location there are 2 hunt prizes, and both are the same. The catch is, 1 is set at L$25 and is placed right at the hunt sign, and the other is only L$1 and you have to actually hunt for it. So for those of you who get fed up with hunting…you can still get some great prizes for cheap! Love it! OK, my first hunt prize to tell you about, is my super casual, yet totally fun tank top and jeans from Wicked, called Nina. Both pieces are mesh, and in the standard sizes. I really love the detailing of the beads on the straps of the top (although I did not manage to get an up close picture of that…oops!), and the fit of these jeans…amazing! I just know I am going to get a lot of wear out of both of these pieces.

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I have 2 other Around the Grid hunt prizes to show off, and they nicely fit in the same picture! First is the Grind My Gears unisex bracelet and ring set. These came from Mesh Glam, and I really like the steampunk vibe they have, yet they do not look out of place with my casual look. Both pieces are resizable, so almost everyone will be able to wear them. Oh, and when SL was being…well, SL, I contacted Mesh Glam’s owner, βєνιn Яaνєηscℓaω, with my issue, and she helped me out right away! Big shout-out for great customer service :) The second prize in that picture is my cute flowery manicure. My SLink applier mani and pedi are courtesy of Reject. The colour combinations are so pretty, I had a hard time deciding which to use. In hind sight…I could have had a different colour for each finger! Dang, why didn’t I think of that before taking my pictures. Oh well…at least you all have this idea now!

There are lots of other great stores involved in this hunt, and if you’d like a preview of the other prizes, take a look at their blog HERE. Oh, and you have loads of time, as this hunt runs until September 30th.

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Next to show off, 2 more Hair Fair gifts! Man I love Hair Fair, especially when there are free gifts to be had. My lovely rigged mesh Catherine hairstyle is from a new to me store, Murray. This classic swept back and long hair comes in almost every colour imaginable, and I just love how it drapes down the back. Now, it did not come with a hairbase, and you don’t really need one, but I enjoy having that bit of extra hair around my hairline, so I almost always wear one. To get my look, I layered the black hairbase from elua’s Hair Fair gift on top of  a much darker Wasabi Pills black hairbase. I really like the effect.

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The other Hair Fair gift is one of the few non-hair related gifts available. This great, rustic looking mesh tote bag is the gift from sYs. It is rigged, but comes with 2 sizes for the straps, giving you a little more leeway with shirts that might be a little fuller in the chest area :) As soon as I put it on, I wanted to run down to a Farmer’s Market, or some place similar, and fill it up with fresh fruits and veggies. Seriously! I love when an item so easily paints a picture in my head.

Alrighty, I have one more thing to mention. Were you wondering about my pretty skin in all of my pictures? Well, wonder no more. It is this months group gift from WoW Skins, Stella. I am so in love with the ever so simple makeup on Stella, just a hint of pink to the lips. She comes in all skin tones, so no matter your preference, there is a tone for you. The gift is free for all group members, but there is a L$350 join fee. I should mention though, that while Stella alone is well worth this fee, there is also a box of a bajillion past group gifts right beside her. OK, maybe not a bajillion..but a whole lot! So that L$350, is a steal.

So, was I right? Are you all just ready to scamper off and grab all the goodies I’ve shown you? I know you are, how could you pass them up? LOL. So, I will let you all get to it, and take my leave. Until next Thursday, TTFN!


What is Calle showing you…

Tank Top and Jeans – WICKED * Nina – Tank Top & Jeans (L$1 or L$25 gift for the Around The Grid Hunt)
Bracelet and Ring – ~Mesh Glam~Unisex Grind My Gears Silver Ring&Bracelet(L$1 or L$25 gift for the Around The Grid Hunt)
Tote Bag – [sYs] CABA bag (fitted mesh wider bridle) (free gift @ Hair Fair)
Shoes – fri. – Nadya.Sandals (Coconut) – Slink
Mani and Pedi – REJECT Slink Polish  ATG3 Gift (L$1 or L$25 gift for the Around The Grid Hunt)
Skin – .::WoW Skins::. V2 Stella GG JULY 2015 (free group gift/L$350 to join)
Hair – MURRAY- Catherine Hairstyle / Black 01 (free gift @ Hair Fair)
Hairbase – Combination of +elua+ hairbase_HF gift1 (part of the free gift @ Hair Fair) and /Wasabi Pills/ Hairbase – LONG – Night shadow
EyesIKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
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Poses – Kirin Poses – Maki Pose Pack and Nina Pack

Main Photo Location – Stonehaven Maine

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL picnic-day-hat-hunt-posterGood Morning Fabulous Fans! There are lots of great hunts going on right now, but if you like picnics (and who doesn’t) and you like hats (and who doesn’t) then you should check out the Picnic Day Hat Hunt which just started today.

Another hot hunt right now is Around The Grid In 80 Days Hunt 3. This is a big hunt with 129 stops, but yes, it really does last for 80 days so we have plenty of time to get it done. I have it right near the top of my list of “hunts to do.”

Still unclear on the whole hunting thing? Both FabFree and HUNT SL have pages full of tips to help you get in on the action. Pay them a visit and you’ll be good to go! Then poke all the hunt names below for more info on each one.

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Yellow, pink..Where’s the lemons, I want Strawberry Lemonade!!!

Hello hello! Happy Thursday everybody.

Ok, so, I have to admit, when I was thinking of titles for this post, all I could think of as I was looking at myself, was yummy, sweet and sour strawberry lemonade. It’s funny, because that has nothing to do with my outfit, other than the fact I am wearing yellow and pink. I figured, what the heck, I’ll go with it, and even found a quaint little fruit stand selling lemons for a background. So lemme show you what was making my mouth water.

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Everything I am featuring today, except my mani and pedi, are from a new to me event called SOU By Creation.jpThey are celebrating their 1st anniversary right now, and  some of the designers have put out free gifts, some of which are group exclusive, and others are free for all. For the group exclusive gifts, the Creation.jp group is free to join, just slap one of the many group join boards at the event. You have until July 25th to grab all the gifts, and there are others I’m not showing, so it’s worth the visit :)

My lovely polka-dotted yellow dress is one of the group gifts. It’s from Azul, and is mesh, in all the standard sizes. While I did not include a shot in this post, you really must get a look at how sexy the back is on this. Oh, and I’ll just mention, if yellow is not your colour, or you really like this dress, head over to the Azul main store and they have this same dress in blue for their July group gift, and pink for SLF&O group members. Both groups are free to join, and the gifts are free!

Next giftie I’m showing you is this cute, short, unisex Katze hair from Uw.st. This hair is a group gift, so make sure you have your tag active. You get 2 different colours of this unrigged mesh hair, the Ash Rose that I am wearing, as well as a lighter Silver Wolf version, that I have not shown. Now, don’t be confused, although a lovely blonde/brown shade, I decided to tint the Ash Rose version to a dark brown (the lower picture is what Ash Rose really looks like). I did this for 2 reasons, 1 : I tend to wear darker hair usually, and 2 : to show you that since it is modifiable,  you are not limited to wearing just the colours they have given you. You can tint to your heart’s content! It’s almost like getting a fatpack :)

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A benefit of the Kitze hair, is how well it shows off another of the gifts I grabbed at SOU By Creation.jpMy classic gold and silver twist, hoop earrings are the gift from EarthStones, and it’s one of the free for everyone gifts, no group needed. Everyone needs a pair of earrings like these. They will go with everything, and the mixed metals open up so many more possibilities of other jewelry you can pair with them.

The last goodie I am showing from this event is the sweet Ballet Flower ring from katatOnik. This, plus my nails and shoes,  is where that hint of pink comes into my outfit. You get 2 versions, one with a gold band, and one with a silver band. It is unrigged mesh, so you can resize it as needed. I have been a long time fan of katatOnik, and this freebie did not disappoint. Like my earrings, this is a free for everyone gift.

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OK, I did mention my mani and pedi earlier. My lovely nails are courtesy of La Boheme, and are a free hunt gift for the Body Art Hunt, which started July 1st. You get 2 different sets, one with a gold accent, which I am showing off, and one with a silver. There are huds for both fingers and toes for SLink only, although I found that you only needed to use one to change both. I’ve included the display picture below so you can see all the pretty colours you get with these sets. Make sure you take a good look around the store, as there are a few other hunts happening here, as well as all sorts of great deals. The hint for this particular hunt gift is this : Cats usually prefer ferns to snack on, but Oscar likes a thicker leaf.

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Wow…almost everything I am wearing is free! I love when a great outfit can be put together and the only cost is a little walking around :) I should have looked a little harder for free shoes to make this a totally free outfit, but, we all know my shoe obsession. I needed to get some use out of all the shoes I already have! LOL. OK lovelies, this was another wonderful Thursday spent with you all, but I must be off, I need to go quench my strawberry lemonade craving! You know the drill, until next Thursday, TTFN!


What is Calle showing you…

Dress – -AZUL- Sou Anniversary Gift (free group gift @ current round of SOU By Creation.jp/free to join)
Hair – Uw.st   Katze-hair  M-Ash rose  (2015 june CJPgift) (free group gift @ current round of SOU By Creation.jp/free to join)
Ring – *katat0nik* (gold) Ballet Flower Ring (free @ current round of SOU By Creation.jp)
Earrings – EarthStones Twisted Hoops – CJP Anniversary Gift (free @ current round of SOU By Creation.jp)
Mani and Pedi – La Boheme – [LB ArclightGold] *Slink* (free gift for the Body Art Hunt) *Hint: Cats usually prefer ferns to snack on, but Oscar likes a thicker leaf.
Necklace and Bracelet – Dellybeams Gem Gallery – Antique Gold Blush Opal Jewelry Set (free gift @ FabFree HQ)(Originally shown HERE by Arabella)
Shoes – SYSY’s Samya Shoes- Pink
Lipstick – [PF] Harley Sheer Gloss <Vanilla> – Baby Pink (mouth)
Eyeshadow – [PF] Shimmer Eyeshadow <Vanilla> – Pink
Skin – [PF] Harley v2 – Lid 02 – (nobrow) with Button Nose and Freckles tattoo
Brows – Soiree – Sloane Brows #Ebony
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and Feet – SLink
Darker Hairbase – Truth Hairbase – night
Lighter Hairbase – Truth Hairbase – toffee

Full Body Pose – oOo Studio: Everyday … for Seraphim’s 4th Birthday! (recent free gift, no longer available)
Close-up Pose – !bang – stands 420-429

Location – Flux Sur Mer (So pretty, if you love exploring beautiful sims, and have never been here, go…go I say!!)

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Can’t satisfy my green thumb without the right outfit!

Well hello again all you beautiful FabFree readers! Is it Thursday again already? Wow, this week has just flown by. It’s been pretty hot in my neck of the Canadian woods. To beat the heat, staying out of the sun,  I thought I’d take some time to do some gardening in my new SL home that I had showed you all before. Though, naturally, I have my priorities skewed to the fashion side, so I had to put together the perfect gardening look first.

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I’ll start at the top of my head, and work my way down. My super cute, straw hat is a free group gift from {amiable}, which is a new to me store that I had landed at after seeing one of their other available gifts in a picture on flickr. The group is free to join, and there are several gifts you can grab while you are there, so it’s worth the group spot. I had to include a shot of the hat from the back so you could see the cute little ribbon.

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Next item of my summery outfit is the lacey Tied Top from [BLUES]. This lovely mesh shirt is a current promo for only L$1 on the Marketplace. What a deal. Underneath, I am wearing the Jean Tube Top in Pink from Krissianne’s Kloset, which is also a Marketplace find. This time, for only L$3. It is shirt layer only, but I know there are many of you out there still rocking the clothing layers like I do ;) . And, lastly, but not leastly…my ‘girly with an edge’ jean shorts. These highly detailed mesh shorts are a gift from MoDANNA for the enMESHed into Summer 2015 hunt that runs until July 15th.  What is really cool about these rose printed shorts is that you you can choose to wear them with or without the pockets hanging out of the front, as well as the studs. The pockets, and studs are both separate mesh pieces that you do not have to use if you don’t want to. However…as you can see, they are great with both. All hunt prizes are free, and the clue for this particular prize is ‘YOU’VE BEEN RICKROLLED!!’ For a full list of participants, plus their hints, head over to the enMESHed Hunts Blog.

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Now…I did mention I was gardening right? Well I guess I better mention that the gorgeous potted plants, and that fun garden sign in my pictures are from {what next}, and only L$10 per set on the Marketplace. The sign is from the Serendipity Garden Planters and Sign set, and plants are from that set as well as the Boathouse Cottage Planters and Sign set. Each set come with 3 different pots, each with a different plant, and a sign. Serendipity is HERE, and Boathouse is HERE. Just because you need to decorate, does not mean you need to spend a lot for great quality :) .

Well…it’s that time again. All this gardening has me ready to go sit on that bench with a nice cool drink, admiring my handy work.

Oh, but before I go, I just wanted to wish all my fellow Canucks a happy belated Canada Day!!

OK, I hope you all have a fabulous Thursday, and I will see you again next week! Until then, TTFN *waves*


What is Calle showing you…

Jean Shorts – MoDANNA [enMESHed Hunt] #53 (free hunt gift)
Tied Shirt – [BLUES] TiedTop- white lace- (mesh) (L$1 on Marketplace)
Under Shirt – Jean Tube Top Pink (L$3 on Marketplace)
Hat – {amiable}Straw Hat (GG) (free group gift/free to join)
Sandals – REIGN.– Vitality Sandals- White
Anklet – [ bubble ] Chunky Beads Vivid Set
Necklace – paper.arrow heart.necklace.gold [box]
Hair – TRUTH HAIR Zuzka –  black & whites (L$50 in discount room)
Skin – [PF] Harley v2 – Lid 02 – (nobrow)
Brows – Soiree – Sloane Brows #Ebony
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and Feet – SLink
Mani and Pedi – La Boheme [LB BarbedWire] *Slink* Manicure & Pedicure

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Potted Plants and Garden Sign- Mix of {what next}Serendipity Garden Planters and Sign and {what next} Boathouse Cottage Planters and Sign (both sets are L$10 on Marketplace – Serendipity HERE, and Boathouse HERE)
Building – Scarlet Creative Neva Chapel Taller Avatar Size
Bench – [*Art Dummy!] recycled (bench/coatrack/recycle station) (store closed)
Cat – (fd) Cat – 02 Sleeping Curled (L$50 per play gacha prize)
Ladybug Stepping Stone – [ free bird ] Mosaic Stepping Stone – Pink Ladybug Limited Edition (past Midnight Mania prize, no longer available)
Grass – Turnip’s Long Summer Grass: Fifty Linden Friday Special (old FLF special, no longer available)

Flower Pot Hold Pose – Trowix (Flower)
Close-up Pose – PURPLE POSES RACHEL

Location – My home :)

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Susy Sells Seashells

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Hi there Fabulouses! I did myself a little hunting last night and found that Hapi*Rabi has an adorable mesh Susy Dress cleverly hidden inside a For Her Hunt icon.  For just 1L I was able to pick up this sweet off the shoulder, floral printed dress!  You can find this same dress in lavender inside a group lucky board (50L to join) as well if you prefer purple over pink.

It was just sheer luck that the Heart Bag that is the latest free group gift at C’est La Vie had a pink inside the texture change HUD that matched perfectly with this dress!  The C’est La Vie group is free to join.  Check out their lucky board too!

The decorative items in my photo today are all pieces from the Dust Bunny My Summer Retreat Set currently being offered at the June round of The Arcade Gacha for 50L per play.  I was really hoping to get that fancy house boat, but was pleased with the Daisy Shack just the same!  Maybe I’ll go back and try again …  Mowahh ahaa ha ahaaa

Enjoy your day and thanks for reading!
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Love is wearing & stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Karin

Head Applier – DeeTaleZ Estelle
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Magika Meadow
Dress – Hapi*Rabi Susy Dress (1L / For her Hunt)
Bag – C’est La Vie Heart Bag (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pose by Le Poppycock
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Dust Bunny Daisy Shack RARE (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Dust Bunny Life Ring (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Dust Bunny Getaway Basket (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Dust Bunny Coastal Vases (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Dust Bunny Flip Flops (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Dust Bunny Folding Side Table (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Dust Bunny Fresh Strawberry Water (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)

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The Heat Wave Event: Park Place Home Décor

pphd Hello Fabulouses! I have returned to show you some more fab finds at The Heat Wave Event! There are just four more days in this event, so make sure you book some time to check out all of the sweet 10L offers!!

Today I am showing off Park Place Home Décor.  At The Wash Sale, They are offering eleven decorative pieces to decorate your home with – priced all at 10L each!  In the photo above, I am displaying the Black Laquer Wall Clock, Agave Plant Stands, Coffee Tray, Black Marble Giraffe Decoration & the Globe Dragon Lamp.

Also in this photo you will see The Goergetown Dining Set Buffet which I purchased at the Park Place Home Décor shop.  While I was there, I noticed that they are participating in The Silk Road Hunt, and their free prize is the animated Silk Road Golden Throne Chair shown.  This chair is copy so you can rez more than one as I have done and contains a pose menu offering several male and female poses.
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ps.  The gorgeous Divine Starlight Gown that I am posing in is on sale for a limited time at Siss Boom for just 99L!

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Love is wearing & stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Karin
Head Applier – Lara Hurley Alena
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Moon Eleven
Dress – Siss Boom Divine Starlight (99L / sale)
Pose by Le Poppycock
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Buffet – Park Place Home Décor Georgetown Dining Set Buffet
Chairs – Park Place Home Décor Silk Road Golden Throne (free / 0L / Silk Road Hunt)
Clock – Park Place Home Décor Black Laquer Wall Clock (10L @ The Heat Wave Event)
Planters – Park Place Home Décor Agave Plant Stand (10L @ The Heat Wave Event)
Giraffe – Park Place Home Décor Black Marble Giraffe (10L @ The Heat Wave Event)
Service – Park Place Home Décor Coffee Tray (10L @ The Heat Wave Event)
Lamp – Park Place Home Décor Dragon Globe Lamp (10L @ The Heat Wave Event)

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Patchwork Nerd

Snapshot_001Helllooooo Fabulouses! I came across a really sweet hunt prize at Nerdy Girl that I wanted to show off today!  After you locate the Doll Up Hunt Prize at Nerdy Girl and purchase it for just one tiny little linden, you’ll have this super cool Patchwork Skirt!  You probably already have a top in your inventory that will match up great with all of the different colours in the skirt, but I matched it up with a Scoop Neck Sweater that I found in the same shop for 99L that included the Omega Appliers and tossed on my Zenith Spice Leather Bag from the new round of Uber.

The decorative items you see behind me are common pieces of the Apt. B Old & Rusted Gacha offering at Shiny Shabby.  Each play is just 59L which is a sweet deal.

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Love is wearing & stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Karin
Head Applier – Glam Affair Avril – Freckles (featured @ Uber)
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Truth Ishya  (featured @ Uber)
Shirt – Nerdy Girl Scoop Neck Sweater – Basics
Skirt – Nerdy Girl Patchwork Skirt (1L / Doll Up Hunt)
Bag – Zenith Spice Leather Bag (featured @ Uber)
Decorative Items – Apt. B Old & Rusted Gacha Items (59L per play @ Shiny Shabby)
Pose by Le Poppycock

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Bookworm

Snapshot_001Good morning Fabulouses!
I came across this really nice mesh Faculty Coat as a free group gift at Joystyle yesterday and I can see it working well with a pencil skirt, or any kind of black pants you happen to have in your inventory!  In fact, you could wear it with leggings as a shorty dress too.  the Joystyle group is free to join.

Also have a peek on the floor, because this great beanbag chair is a free Gingham Hunt Prize at Rupsy Roo!  It is just 2 prims and offers 11 unisex poses.  It is copy so you can place out as many as you like.

You can find the Imaginarium Librarium gacha pieces that I have also displayed such as the Librarium, Poetry Book and Treasures Books at the Lark mainstore in an in-store gacha machine at 50L per play.  (Note – The books are not included in the library, I have uploaded a texture onto a board).

Have a super weekend!
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Love is wearing & stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Karin
Head Applier – Glam Affair Karin (@ Lelutka)
Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Magika Lemon
Jacket – Joystyle Faculty Coat (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pants – Pixicat Klara Jeans
Shoes – Essenz Turin
Bag w/ static pose – Bokeh Bookworm Bag
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Bookcase – Lark Librarium (50L per play / instore gacha)
Books in shelf – just an uploaded texture on a board!
Bean Bag – Rupsy Roo Bean Bag Gingham Red (free / 0L / Gingham Hunt)
Decorative Books – Lark Imaginarium Librarium Treasures & Poetry (50L per play each / instore gacha)
Rug – Fanatik Rug

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FabFree Designer of The Day – 05/09/15 – Belle Epoque

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Belle Epoque Bed Single (10L / Antique Gold Show Spring Hunt) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rybinsk/112/132/701

**Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL in-world Designers.

Photos are work of the designers.

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