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Remembering Pool Halls

Pool Shark

It’s been a while.

It’s been a while since I played pool. I miss those days. There isn’t a pool hall in my little town, and I’d have to drive a long distance to find one now. The atmosphere has changed as well. Pool tables are something you find only in bars where I live. When I was in college you could go to pool halls just to play pool, and they were places that were fairly neutral and welcome to all sorts of people.

I found Warehouse 999 and it made me remember a bit of the old days of pool halls. It’s a club that caters to both military (and non military) music lovers, with a pool table in the background. There’s a lot of quaint memorabilia up and if you like the blues, stop by for a listen.

Grabbing the right outfit.

FA Creations has out a great free December group gift… this Yuki outfit. The jacket includes a texture change hud with 6 possible choices and the outfit is made for both standard or mesh bodies. You’ll get the pants as well as the top and jacket as separates.

In the gift you’ll get sizes to fit:

  • Standard mesh sizes XS – XL
  • Fitmesh Sizes XS – XL
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • TMP
  • Belleza

Top it off.

I needed a finishing touch and found just what I was looking for in the Women Only Hunt 2. I picked up this free mesh rigged metal choker in gold at Secrets. This choker is pretty special in that it doesn’t clip. The mesh rigging lets it move with your neck so there is no issue of it cutting out the side of your neck with your avatar’s ao. I really like that. Plus its really stylish. Perfect for playing pool.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier (featured at Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Cassidy
Lipstick – Avenge – Mat Lipstick applier for Catwa – pinky
Necklace – Secrets – Metal Choker for WOH2 (0L for Women Only Hunt 2)
Dress – FA Creations – Yuki Outfit with Texture Change Hud (Free group gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Warehouse 999

Astrids Signature


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Maybe I’m a Joker

Wasabi Pills GiftWell Hello There Fab Free’rs! Welcome back to the Fabulously Free in SL Blog. I have to say the closer it gets to Halloween the more excited I get. No matter how old I am, Halloween will always be my favorite holiday, whether I dress up or not. Speaking of dressing up, I’ve got some fun freebies to share with you. This look is made up of a FREE subscriber gift from Wasabi Pills, and a FREE group gift from Dulce Secrets.

This purple and green hair with the stylized bangs and pointed buns by Wasabi Pills made me think of a female interpretation of The Joker. haha I know if I were going to dress up as The Joker for Halloween, I’d certainly go for hair like this. I like to keep things a little more on the glamorous side. To add this playful hairstyle to your collection, simply head over to Wasabi Pills, and join the subscriber outside the main entrance. If you’re already a Wasabi Pills subscriber member, like me, click the subscriber kiosk and get this FREE gift delivered from the message history.
Dulce Secrets GiftThe moment I saw this frilly embellished outfit from Dulce Secrets, I had to have it! The widely varied style elements make this FREE group gift really versatile. What makes it even more versatile is the fact that it’s 3 separate pieces. The jacket, the corset, and the skirt can all be worn separately as well as together. Each piece comes in standard mesh sizes. I love the darkly whimsical look of this outfit, and the little details in the zippers, and buckles.  You could easily dress it up to be anything in this outfit,  from a super villain to a steampunk pirate and everything in between. The Dulce Secrets group is FREE to join, and you’ll find this FREE gift at the back of the store near the Midnight Mania board.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – /Wasabi Pills/ Tsuki Mesh Hair (B) – Halloween Gift – FREE Subscriber Gift 

Head Applier/Skin – Essences – Hope (Freakshow Carnivale special) – Currently @Freakshow Carnivale 

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

OutfitDulce Secrets – ::DS:: Grainne Outfit – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Body/Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by WetCat

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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Stormy

It was a dark and stormy night…

No wait. That’s just the start of the latest novel I’ve been reading. Scratch that.

It was the eighth of October… another day of the Mens Only Hunt and another great find to put into my inventory. You won’t want to miss out on this outstanding mens leather jacket from Gabriel. It’s FREE other than the cost of your hunting time. Once you find the iconic beer, you’ll get this jacket in standard, Slink, and TMP fits, and the box also includes and alpha for standard avatars. I really like the zipper details and the asymmetrical collar.

I paired this jacket with some men’s jewelry I picked up at Chop Zuey. The men’s group gift there (the Gibraltar Necklace in silver) is top quality and resizable. Ladies you might like it too. The group is 350L to join but the gifts are top notch and frequently given, making the group well worth joining.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Necklace – Chop Zuey – Gibraltar Mens Necklace in Slv (Free group gift/0L/Group is 350 to Join)
Jacket  – Gabriel – MOH8 leather jacket (0L for the Men Only Hunt)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut

Sim Location – Arranmore

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Easy To Warm Up To

Flamable

It’s getting colder and with the chill air moving in, I was pleased to score some men’s outerwear FREE that was a hot, hot deal. If you stop by Tori’s Stylez, you too can pick up the Tod Denim Hoodie Jacket in Black.

This is a mesh coat in all the standard sizes, which also includes a good alpha layer as well as a bonus system layer tank top if you want to use it (shown in the picture above as well). You’ll need to don your SL Frees & Offers Group tag to snag the gift, but the group is FREE to join, making this an item for your inventory that won’t cost you a single Linden. That is a deal easy to warm up to.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Jacket & Shirt – Tori’s Stylez – Mens Tod Denim Hoodie Jacket Black (Free SL Frees & Offers Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Venta Silurum

Astrids Signature_Loki

 


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These September Days

Those September Days

There’s something about September days… they get me like nostalgia for summer but melancholy for winter and yet somehow they are some of the most incredibly beautiful days of the year. Tomorrow marks the first day of fall, but I figure today is not too early to show you some excellent clothes that will have you “fall ready.”

You’ve been seeing lots of clothes from the Indian Summer Cart Wash here on the blog, and with quality like this at the low price of 10L… it’s no wonder. And Rispetto does menswear right in this round of the event. I’m showing you two pieces you won’t want to miss. There are a couple of full outfits for just 10L on the cart, but also plenty of separates for just 10L as well. I opted to go for the separates route.

I donned the Kint Jeans for just 10L. These come in all the standard sizes and include their own alpha layer. I topped it off with the Klein Pea Coat in Smoke Tweed, again for just 10L. This too came with an alpha layer and in all the standard sizes. The coat is as well made as the jeans and is also made to fit over other shirts as I show in the picture. I topped it over a shirt from another outfit already in my inventory as an example and with excellent results.

Looking for top quality menswear at low low low prices? You’ll want to check out the Rispetto Cart before the Indian Summer Cart Wash Event is over.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Undershirt – GothiCatz – Kai
Coat – Rispetto Designs – Klein Pea Coat in Smoke Tweed (10L @ the Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)
Jeans – Rispetto Designs – Kint Jeans (10L @ the Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Venta Silurum

Astrids Signature_Loki

 


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Ready for Adventure

Ready for Adventure

The Indian Summer Cart Wash Sale doesn’t officially begin until tomorrow, but some of the vendors are already set up and ready to go. Emerald Couture is one of those that has their stuff out for you to peruse, and I was thrilled to pick up this fantastic leather jacket/shirt combo in the picture above for only 10L.

The one piece item comes in two fitmesh sizes as well as all the standard mesh sizes. There are also two other nicely made men’s shirts on the cart. Ladies there are several nice items there for you to check out as well. Don’t be afraid to get to the Cart Wash Sale early and check out these great items before the crowds tomorrow!

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Loki is wearing…

Body and Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Top – Emerald Couture – Leather NT Asian 2.0 Jacket and Shirt (10L @ The Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Venta Silurum

Astrids Signature_Loki

 


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Scene Bomber

Scene Bomber

Pru pointed me toward a not-to-be-missed bomber jacket which had me headed toward American Bazaar this morning. This FREE jacket only cost me a little hunting time (I had to find the beer). Yes really. Just hunt down the little prim beer glass and this classic black leather bomber jacket in all the standard mesh sizes is yours FREE. American Bazaar is participating in the Men Only Hunt and this is their contribution.

I was then on to more serious tasks… like checking out the scene at the Jack the Ripper Recreation Sim. Don’t worry… it’s moderate! So PG-13. But probably still not for the faint of heart.

I’m off to investigate the scene of the crimes…

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Loki is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Bruiser
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (Faded)
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Jacket – American Bazaar – Bomber Jacket (0L/FREE Men Only Hunt Gift)
Pants  – Redgrave – HeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Pose by ~Reel Poses

Sim Location – Jack The Ripper Scene

Astrids Signature_Loki


Jacket Weather

Jacket Weather

Good morning! I stepped out for a stroll and realized it was jacket weather! Of course jacket weather is my favorite… because it means I get to break out my favorite jackets!

The good news is, that if you hop over to BYRNE right now, you can slap the subscribo for a FREE jacket of your very own! This great black and white jacket in its geometric design goes great over applier or system layer tops and comes in all the standard mesh sizes. It went out to subscribo members the other day, so if you are already a subscriber, hopefully it is in your inventory. If not, just check the history on the subscriber to get this goodie!

There are two versions of the jacket in the gift. The black version I am showing you, which is mostly black with white highlighting… OR! A white version which is much more prominently white with black strips instead. So you are bound to find your fit and your favorite jacket. 😉

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Stella
Head Applier – Glam Affair (Lelutka Heads) Ever skin Applier Asia @ LeLutka
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Lessons
Bolero – BYRNE – Mandala Bolero (0L/FREE March Subscribo Gift/FREE to Join)
Tank Top – Beautiful Dirty Rich – Halter Top Pack
Jeans – COCO – Wide Leg Jeans

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Windlight Art Gallery & Windlight Magazine

Astrids Signature


Love Prismatically

Love Prism 1

I’m hot on the trail of hunt deals, and I broke into some prismatically detailed outfits at Prism Designs! Prism Designs is participating in two great hunts with two amazing gifts, and you will want to nab them both up!

For just 1L you can love this Love Hunt gift outfit called Chenae Leather Jacket and Dress. The dress and jacket are two different pieces and can be worn separately or together for a stunning and unique look either way! Each piece comes in all the standard mesh sizes and the dress has a great plunging cut out back with a fabulous geometric print that really catches the eye.

Love Prism

I wasn’t done hunting down the goods though, and picked up this great outfit called Odelia while still at Prism for FREE. It is part of the Loving Kind Hunt and includes both the mesh pants and the mesh sweater, again in all the standard mesh sizes with great geometric prints to really set them apart from your standard fare. Well worth hunting down the little red heart and popping it into your wardrobe!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

All Outfits:
Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Glam Affair – Eles Asia 02
Hair – Truth Hair – Skai
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Shoes – Pure Poison – Leila Spumps in Black

Outfit 1:
Outfit – Prism Designs – Chenae Leather Jacket and Dress (1L Gift for The Love Hunt)
Pose by NRage Studios

Outfit 2:
Outfit – Prism Designs – Odelia (0L/FREE Gift for The Loving Kind Hunt)
Pose by SKBIO Animations

Sim Location – Imesha

Astrids Signature


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Stardust

Prudence Stardust Hello Fab Free! So not only does this post contain some great finds, it’s also my little Fab Free virtual tribute to the indescribable David Bowie. For a fan such as me, it’s hard to imagine that his time with us is truly over. Another person wrote that they were not sad, but grateful for his time here. I feel much the same way, grateful that I lived when he lived and had the opportunity to see and hear the way he changed the world forever.

Mr. Bowie heavy on my mind, how could I not also think of his iconic persona, Ziggy Stardust. I put together this uber cute outfit with Ziggy Stardust as my inspiration. The possibilities are infinite when trying to put together an outfit, from the flaming red hair and the often theatrical makeup he often wore. I felt this jumper from Stix was well suited to the task. These playful rompers are available at the current round of Oh My Gacha for just 50 lindens per play. In a lot of ways they do remind me of the bodysuits and jumpsuits Ziggy Stardust was known to wear. Each color of these fun rompers includes a system layer, a TMP applier, and an Omega applier.

I have to say I spent quite a bit of time hunting down the perfect something to add to this outfit, the romper from Stix alone just was not enough for me. I found that something in this Blazer from Luas. This mesh blazer has those very structured shoulders that make me think of 1980s divas and of course, David Bowie in his Ziggy style. This blazer from Luas is available on the Marketplace for just 60 lindens per color.

So last but not least, the one piece that makes the look truly a tribute to the late great Bowie, the zig-zag lightening bolt face paint. This really could be no one else. The makeup is FREE on the Marketplace from a shop called Avanti. I was thrilled to find it, and even more so when I tried the applier. This FREE Marketplace gift from Avanti includes a system tattoo layer and an Omega applier.

Really and truly I hope you enjoy this look as much as I enjoyed putting it together!

Here are the details.

Hair – enVOGUE – HAIR Isabella – Diversity

Skin – La Petite Morte – Sadie – Catwa Applier Currently @The Makeover Room

Head – CATWA HEAD Annie Vampire

Face Makeup – .:Avanti:. Ziggy Stardust Gift – FREE on the Marketplace

EyesBuzzeri – [Buzz] Bewitched Eyes – Ocean

Jacket – Luas Urban Style – Miranda Blazer Red – 60L on the Marketplace

Jumpsuit/Romper – Stix ~ Lovesick One Piece :TEAL: – 50L/color/play @Oh My Gacha 

Shoes w/Socks REIGN.- Bow Pumps w/Socks- Black

Body & Hands – Maitreya – Lara

*Pose by Glamrus

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