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Two if By Sea


Two if by Sea

Captain’s Log: The Nineteenth of March, Year Unknown
My Co-Captain and I set sail for an uncharted destination just a few days ago. Today, for the first time, we found land. Our steam ship ran aground in an unfamiliar location. Where, or even when our time travels have brought us, we cannot be certain. All that is certain is that we found our adventure, and we look absolutely smashing while doing so.

Hello Fab Free’rs! Welcome back to the blog, I promise you haven’t stumbled over a strange steam punk novella. I was just having a little fun with some of the fantastic Seam Hunt prizes my guy and I gathered. His hat, and our amazing jackets are free Seam Hunt prizes. In addition to the hunt freebies, I picked up an incredibly detailed free steam paddle boat that was just too cool to not share with you. I hope you enjoy these fabulous finds, and maybe even go on an adventure or two of your own.

The Hat – I think bowler style hats are really cool for steam punk attire. This particular Steam Hunt gift hat by Miss Darcy has some extra steamy details, both literally and figuratively. This cool hat has a “steam” effect that comes from the wheel handle on top of the hat when worn, not to mention the goggles which complete the look. You have until March 31st to hunt down the little brown cog and claim your free gift.

The Coat – I still cannot get over the gorgeous details of these tailcoats by Contraption. This coat comes in male and female mesh sizes, and includes a cummerbund applier, as well as a system layer cummerbund. Additionally there is a color change hud that lets you change the color of the ascot/scarf and the little pin in the center of the scarf. Lastly, each of the sizes has an additional “bound” option for a corseted look. The best part is that this highly detailed piece is Contraption’s free Steam Hunt prize.

Sizes Included: Belleza Freya, Maitreya Lara, Slink Hourglass, Slink Male, Signature (Geralt, Gianni), Belleza Jake

The Spirit of Adventure

The Steam Paddle Boat – Believe it or not this ultra cool vessel is not only completely free, it has full permissions. I stumbled across this awesome freebie while exploring sims. This free boat can be found at the Alpha Tribe sim. Simply pay the boat 0 linden and you’ll find a copy of it in the objects folder of your inventory. Along with being cool to look at, this steam paddle boat has some animated parts, and 2 sit poses. There is a single pose at the steering wheel, and one up top at the organ. Lastly, since this freebie has full permissions, you can customize it however you like.

P.S. If you dig Blue’s waxed mustache, it’s a freebie too! You can pick it up for free at Kauna. Afterall, dapper gentleman would be complete without one.

Here are the details, may you have happy adventures!

What Pru’s Wearing:

  • Hair – RunAway – [RA] Waterfall Hair
  • Head –  CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
  • Lipstick – SlackGirl – ::SG:: XuXuGlitz Lips
  • Goggles – Bauhaus Movement – Cody’s Goggles Retexturized BLACK (2016 Shiny Shabby Event Gift)
  • Septum Piercing – ^^Swallow^^ Indira Septum Ring (Part of the Indira Face Jewelry Set)
  • Skin – Essences – Vanya
  • Coat – [ContraptioN] Noble’s Tailcoat *ADMIRL – Free Steam Hunt Gift
  • Manicure – e.marie // Vampy Babe Set
  • Tattoos – The Ivory Rose – I&R Somber tattoo / I&R Downhearted tattoo
  • Shorts – Oubliette– Pewter High Waist Leather Shorts
  • Boots – Dirty PrincessThe Downtown Princess Boot *Past Group Gift – Originally Blogged Here
  • Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

What Blue’s Wearing:

  • Hat – Miss Darcy – STEAM! Heat Hat – Free Steam Hunt Gift
  • Head – Catwa – Head Dude Bento
  • Skin – Stray Dog – Aspen Tone 05
  • Moustache – Kauna – Moustache: English – Free/0L
  • Coat – [ContraptioN] Noble’s Tailcoat *ADMIRL – Free Steam Hunt Gift
  • Pants – ::ZED:: – Dark Red Suit Trousers w/ Belt (Part of the Dark Red Power Suit)
  • Shoes – BHB – Ambiguous – Sparkle Regency Boots (Part of Sparkling Regency Blue Suit Set)
  • Body – Belleza Jake

Boat – alpha.tribe_PaddleSteamer Boat – Free/0L *Pay the Boat to Purchase
Pose – Le Poppycock *Don’t Speak* – Past Event Gift 
*Photo taken at a private location

 

 


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Beware: Hungry Designer Zombie

It's Time for Breakfast!

Welcome to breakfast, Err I mean hello Fabulous Readers.  I have resurrected the old classic Stan to bring you another free outfit from the big sale over at Kauna.  As I mentioned in my last post, most of the store is set for sale at zero Linden dollars.  I picked up a spiffy suit there yesterday, and spied a free role play/future Halloween outfit that I just couldn’t resist.

I’m Hungry….. Feed Me

Mr. Attack Dog Scardey Cat began to look nervous as I put on the shredded suit, started trembling when I wore the creepy zombie skin, then took off for the hills with his tail tucked between his legs as soon as I wore the angry face attachment!  I can’t say I blame him, though.  With realistic stains on the ripped fabric, and the pasty, bloodstained complexion, I don’t think I would have hung around long either… Ripley snacks or no Ripley snacks!  The free package includes so many items – it’s an incredible bargain for the grand price of zero lindens!  It is designed for classic avatars, hence the switch to the old Stan, but it was well worth the change in appearance.

What’s Included:

  • gray blazer with a white shirt
  • gray blazer with a blue shirt
  • navy blazer with a white shirt (shown)
  • navy blazer with a blue shirt
  • trousers in both gray and navy
  • handkerchief (not shown)
  • socks
  • zombie brogues (shoes)
  • zombie skin
  • angry face attachment (not worn for picture)
  • resizer
  • alpha layer

If you haven’t checked out the huge sale over at Kauna, I’d highly recommend you head there ASAP.  It won’t last long!  As for me, I’m going to hang out here under this sign for awhile in hopes that someone will bring me food…….after all, it does say “Zombie Feeding Area.”  A guy can dream, right?

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Hair:  Truth Hair Liam (no longer available – sorry)
Eyes:  IKON Sunrise Eyes in Deep Brown
Outfit:  Kauna Designer Zombie Suit
Pose:  Wrong
Sim:  Shoot the Zombies
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A Sale Suits Me Just Fine

Oxford

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I’m popping in with a limited time offer that our male readers may want to take advantage of.  Currently, just about everything at Kauna, except gachas, is set to sale for 0L……yes, you read that right – suits, shoes, accessories, just about everything for free!  As soon as I heard about it, I popped on over to the sim and set to work purchasing some terrific additions to my SL wardrobe.

Suit Up!

Every guy needs a “go to” suit and 2BN Casual is going to be mine.  Complete with a jacket, waistcoat, button down shirt, handkerchief, socks, and belted trousers, this outfit is perfect for business casual, as well as a night on the town with your significant other by your side.  With the shirt, you can select from open or closed collar and tucked or untucked.  The best part?  After picking up this complete outfit for free, I have plenty of Linden dollars left for an extravagant evening!  The package contains versions for classic as well as mesh avatars.  Although there wasn’t a fit specifically for the Belleza mesh body, I was able to wear the Slink suit just fine.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in Small and Medium (includes alpha layers for blazer jacket only, shirt, and trousers)
  • Slink (Small and Medium for Slink)
  • TMP

Sneakers Just Won’t Do

With these new fancy duds, my gym shoes simply weren’t going to cut it.  I looked and looked, but I had no formal footwear in my inventory.  Lucky for me, the black Oxfords in my photo were also completely free at Kauna.  With neatly tied laces and just the right amount of shine, these classics provided the ideal finishing touch.  The package included shoes that I think were designed for non mesh avatars, but by adjusting the alpha layer on my Belleza mesh body, they worked out perfectly.

I’m going to head back to Kauna and set what else I can snatch up before this sale comes to a close.  There’s still time left for you to head over to the shop and complete some transactions on your own, but HURRY!  This sale will continue only until the end of May.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hair:  Vango Alex
Suit:  Kauna 2BN Casual Suit (free for a short time – no group needed – 0L)
Shoes:  Kauna Oxfords (free for a short time – no group needed – 0L)
Pose:  Wrong
Sim:  Transylvania
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Casual

Casual

My hard earned trip to Fameshed early on had won me a fabulous shirt for men which I showed you HERE, but I wanted to make sure that I didn’t neglect to mention this fabulous suit by Kauna that is also being given at the event as an anniversary gift FREE.

This suit is the full kit and caboodle and comes in fits for standard avatars as well as Slink and TMP. You’ll be getting the pants with attached belt, a waistcoat (not shown), the lavender shirt which comes in four versions (various tucked in and untucked versions, as well as different sleeve cuff versions), plus the jacket. The fit and movement of the suit is superb. You’ll need to join the FREE Fameshed group and stop by the Kauna booth and click the box to pick up this outstanding FREE gift. If you want to avoid the crowds, don’t stress, you’ll have until May 27th.

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Bruiser
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Suit – Kauna – 2BN Casual Suit: Check Grey (0L/FREE Fameshed Group Gift from Kauna @ Fameshed)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Pose by GlamRus

Sim Location – Devil’s Point

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Happy Free Accessory Day Everyone!

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I hope you had a memorable Valentine’s Day, however you chose to spend it. Today Fab Free is putting up freebie and cheapie accessories that deserve a moment in the spotlight. Hopefully, something we love will strike your fancy.

One of my favorite stores, Kauna is well known for high quality men’s clothing. So, it came as a shock to me when I found the Paper Bag Head in their marketplace store! For only 10L, it comes with 9 textures and a matching hand puppet! Relive your fleeting moments of fame as the unknown ventriloquist, and laugh yourself silly!

I am currently covering the great Menstuff hunt, and one of the coolest accessories is this free Celtic Necklace from Timeless Designs. Originally posted here, there isn’t a great deal more to say about it other than it is well made and would complement a wide variety of outfits. The silver beads and cross on the black cord are an extremely masculine look and for free, this is an excellent pick up.

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Swagga‘s marketplace store has several very interesting freebies, but my favorite was this highly-detailed ball cap. It was created as a free tribute to the bravery of the first responders of 9/11, and when I laid eyes on it, I was sure it had to be included in this post. First rate work, it is a nice memorial to an exceptional group of people.

Rebellion made the sunglasses in this pic, and a visit to their store will reveal this and four other quality free group gifts! Their system is a little different than most. Pick up the free group gifts you want, then before wearing them put on your Rebellion name tag. When you put the items on while wearing the group tag, the items will be enabled. It is easy to do and for items like these great sunglasses, worth it.

One last (but certainly not least) accessory from the Menstuff hunt I am thoroughly enjoying is the free Sergeant’s Bling Necklace from V-Spot. Simple and extremely masculine, this Menstuff Hunt prize is one that many of us are going to want to pick up. Items like these are great reminders that quality jewelry is not just made for women.

Ok, that is all I have to say at the moment I am off to hunt more bargains. Take care everyone and I will see you on the grid! (and also on Marketplace)—–WHC Riler

WHC is showing…

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Paper Bag Head – Kauna Paper Bag Head & Puppet – With “Advanced Ugly Hide Technology” (Marketplace Item / 10L )
Necklace – Timeless Designs Celtic Necklace (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)

9/11 Cap – Swagga Mesh September 11th Snapback (Marketplace Item / 0L / free)
Sunglasses – Rebellion Aviator Sunglasses (Free Group Gift / 0L / free group)
Necklace – V-Spot Celtic Necklace (Free Hunt prize / 0L / Menstuff Hunt)

More Information about the Menstuff Hunt can be found here.

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Eyes – Ikon Promise Eyes in Fjord
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

 

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Days of magic

Hello Fabulous Folks! I’m getting my fantasy fix today at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival and I love it.

Days of magic

In RL, I happen to love Cosplay and have a few costumes that… yes… I wear. But there’s so few places to wear them. I mean… they’d toss me out of the Home Depot if I came in dressed as a Druid or something. So that leaves Second Life and trust me… I take advantage of it. I’ve been wearing the “Lisissandra” dress and jewelry from UNA non stop since I won them at the Carnival. I’m showing the Lisissandra top in the black and silver with the silver arm bands, the blue and white skirt with the silver belt, the black leather collar and bracers, and the silver headdress.

Days of magic

It’s such a gorgeous complete look I had to play till I won them all! The skirt is fit mesh but it doesn’t come with an alpha layer that I could find. But any slim skirt alpha will work nicely. The belt, collar, and bracers all come with a HUD to change the metal colors and the Headdress has a HUD to change the colored stones.  All this for only 50L per play!

The Fantasy Gacha Carnival runs until September 12!  Here’s your taxi to the event -> Let’s GO!

** Oh… and that guy…? He was dead when I got there….

 

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + nailsSlink mesh Casual Hands + the Basic HUD
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
Hair EMO-tions – Legolan

Dress +all accessories – UNA – (50L per play Gacha @ The Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
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Should The Evenings Grow Cooler…

 

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We are enjoying a beautiful summer now, my favorite season of the year. In real life, I am a warm-weather creature and even in Second Life I tend to avoid cold areas – lest I lose a few pixels to virtual frostbite. However, one pleasant surprise for me lately was seeing some excellent fall wardrobe items pop up this early in the year. I have decided to take a few minutes of valuable beach time and devote them to sharing some cooler weather clothing that has recently been offered to us, the male bargain hunters of Second Life.

The FREE FaMeshed group gift this month comes from Kauna and includes the diamond orange sweater, the steel blue XIV shirt and tweed overcheck trousers (not shown here). All three items are of excellent quality and look very much like real life clothing. The sweater is beautifully shaded and textured. I bet by the time fall arrives, it will be my favorite pullover. The realistic steel blue XIV shirt looks great without the sweater as well. The tweed overcheck trousers have a beautiful dark texture on them and are definitely a keeper, but for the pic I opted for sharp black tuxedo trousers that I bought from Kauna recently. The main reason I couldn’t wait to show you this though is located in the “additional items” box inside the group gift. Kauna, in addition to a generous array of options and sizes included in this gift, added a bonus box with some extra variations as well. This means you can wear both the sweater and that beautiful blue shirt under that amazing men’s Kuana leather jacket that they gave away last month at FaMeshed! The Jacket, which I blogged here previously looks fantastic! I have been on the lookout for some great things to wear under it, and this is a perfect chance to get a sweater and a shirt that look absolutely perfect with it! In case you missed it when Tiana posted it previously here, you finally have a second chance to pick it up. Hurry though, the month is nearly over, and whether you were lucky enough to get the jacket last month or not, this is a great chance to get very high quality clothing for FREE!

IKON is offering another FREE group gift for a very limited time. If you click the above picture, and once you are in my flickr, click the picture once more, you will get a closer look at the IKON Odyssey Eyes – Clarity. They are a light gray-ish blue with distinctively shaped pupils and plenty of reflections. They are Mesh, but could be used as system eyes if you prefer. They even included a hud to make fitting and selecting options easier. I don’t expect them to be out long, so run to IKON to pick up these FREE eyes while they are still available.

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The Menstuff Hunt has been great this time around. All month I have been posting fabulous clothing and items that were part of it. Now, with the hunt ending at the end of the month, this is my last chance to share some items with you that I thought worthy of special attention. Fe Style is offering this light denim jacket that is going to be perfect as the season turns to fall or for a cool summer’s night. The Tartan Denim Jacket is a mesh one-piece including the white T-Shirt, comes in 5 sizes for worry free fit, and looks lightweight and comfortable to wear. I love the range of colors in the jacket! It manages to be multihued, yet is very easy on the eyes with its mix of blues and gray. For the cost of only 1L this is definitely a good pickup, and yet another reason for people to hunt the Menstuff Hunt (even if they haven’t started yet).

The riot of color in the lower two pictures comes courtesy of Come Soon Poses. Their FREE gift for the Menstuff Hunt, *CS* Paparazzo is a beautiful fall-themed photo prop that I am thrilled to put to use already. It comes with a bench and a pose, but you can always move them out of the way and substitute whichever items you intend to use. The colors are vibrant, and when fall comes around this will be an excellent addition to your photo prop collection, or even to your own back yard.

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The Menstuff Hunt gift from Lovecats is the No Club Jacket, the perfect article of clothing to wrap up my coverage of the Menstuff Hunt for now. It is a one-piece mesh item, but it appears to have 4 layers of clothing (a T-Shirt, shirt, hoodie and jacket) integrated into it. It comes in five sizes for a good fit. Although it is very snug around my waist and required some emergency slider dieting, the great look of the garment more than made up for that tiny inconvenience. “Lone wolf – no club” is emblazoned on the back with a white wolf logo giving it a biker style look. Each part of the mesh looks very realistic and, since it is one piece, it is very easy to wear once you perfect its fit for your avi. Biker style, unbelievably inexpensive, and simple to wear, Fe Style did a superb job on this FREE gift. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Next up, I will be doing the Biker Hunt, which started just two days ago. I want to point out that Tellaq, an excellent store for male skins, has a Midnight Mania board at their main store. The group is required, but it is free. Although the target number seems high, when new skins and avy packages get put up on the board the target is met for several days. I should know, because that Midnight Mania is a regular stop for me on Second Life, and I get nearly every prize package they offer. Tellaq is especially good at darker skins which feature extremely highly defined muscle textures. It just so happens that the skin currently on the midnight mania board is called “Saint” and is perfect for my new biker look, as you can see here. If you are looking for a skin upgrade, haunt the MM board and you will probably come up with something that pleases you. It’s worth the effort.

Well, with my sneak peek into fall now complete, I think I am going to strip off these clothes and hit a nice, quiet beach for a little “me” time. Please, enjoy the rest of the summer with us at Fab Free and don’t worry, we will keep an eye out for amazing deals whatever the season. Until next time, get some sun and I will see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

 

WHC is wearing…
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FaMeshed Group Gift – Kauna FaMeshed Group Gift incl. Sweater, Shirt & Trousers  (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Eyes – IKON IKON Odyssey Eyes – Clarity (FREE Gift/FREE Group)

Wavy Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

Denim Jacket – Fe Style Tartan Denim Jacket  (1L/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu

Fall Photo Prop – Come Soon Poses *CS* Paparazzo (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Biker Hoodie & Jacket – Lovecats No Club Jacket (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Skin On Biker – Tellaq Saint

Biker Hair – Argrace Glide in Dark Brown (Tinted)

 

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When The Judge Is Away…Rawr!

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Not many people know that I am a lawyer. Luckily, even fewer people know I am NOT a lawyer! That’s how I got chosen for my own layout in “Hot Lawyers Monthly”! Okay, so maybe I feel a little bad about letting them think I am an attorney, but let’s face it: if they were real lawyers, they would be able to tell that I wasn’t one. So, I am taking my modeling fee all the way to the bank… or McDonald’s if there is a line at the bank. I hate lines.

On the First of June, one of the best male hunts of the year began. The Menstuff Hunt features a one-hundred-store lineup and is on all month long. If you are new to doing store hunts, now is the perfect time to give them a try. I can think of a hundred reasons why you should. The hunt is not free. It is technically a 1L hunt, but the organizers allowed stores the option of not charging for their prizes and more than 2/3 of them are FREE! You are looking for an object shaped like a blue T-Shirt, inside of which your prizes await.

For my hot magazine layout, I wore the Menstuff Hunt Prize from SF Design, the Finsbury Outfit. This one-piece Mesh outfit features the shirt, dress pants and suspenders all together in one garment. It really makes looking good very easy when all the pieces are integrated into one item. It makes dressing a snap! You would think that with those items all put together in one prize, the designer might make compromises along the way, but not SF Design. The shirt is well textured and has realistic buttons. The suspenders seem to be in front of the shirt not painted on it. Last but not least, the pants have a classy pinstripe texture. Quality and convenience, it’s all there. Oh, and one last thing… it’s FREE!

I wanted a little something extra to help sell the “I know about law stuff” look I was going for and the Menstuff hunt prize from X-Sight was just what I needed. The X-Sight Geek Glasses in Charcoal lend an air of studiousness that normally can only be acquired by, well… studying. Trust me, finding a hunt object in a store is a lot easier than actually studying. They make a fine accessory to complete a variety of outfits and are also generously offered to us for FREE.

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One of my favorite stores on the grid is Illi. When I heard they were participating in the Menstuff Hunt, I knew that was going to be one of the highlights of the hunt. They did not disappoint me. Their Menstuff Hunt 2015 outfit makes for fantastic beachwear. The Mesh tank top is a style I have never seen before. It hangs loosely and has front pockets like some hoodies I own. It makes for a very interesting variation of a tank top that looks great! The shorts are nicely shaped and highly detailed, right down to the plaid cuffs which are actually held up by a strap and a button. I don’t know how often that kind of detail appears in board shorts, but I can tell you it surprised me when I noticed it. The final part of the outfit are the sandals. The ones I am wearing are the classic ones and fit regular avy feet. If you are lucky enough to have Slink feet, The Mesh Project or Aesthetic bodies though, Illi has included versions of them for you in this hunt prize, too! It is an excellent gift and another wonderful FREE gift on the Menstuff hunt.

Male avies always have a problem finding inexpensive hair, and I was very pleased to see that Jaryth’s Barber Shop has a very cool hair on the Menstuff hunt. It is the David Mesh Hair and comes with a hud which gives you a choice of five shades of brown. The sides of the head are cut very short and handled with a hairbase. The top is grown out longer and looks just spiky enough to give it a cool, rebellious look. Cool men’s hair is a tough find and this one is FREE so it’s definitely worth grabbing.

My tattoo is also from the Menstuff hunt. It is the bio mech tattoo from B*FLY Tattoos. It comes in normal and faded ink variations and also has an applier in the gift (if you happen to have a body from The Mesh Project). The design is reminiscent of the kind of artwork H.R. Giger became world renowned for: featuring patterns of what could be bone, muscle and tendons in a beautiful, surrealistic way. I love this style of art and this FREE tat definitely has found a home in my inventory.

The final item on this my first post covering the Menstuff hunt 2015 is the Moonwake necklace from Rebellion. This silver chain is very well detailed, giving it a highly realistic look. The design is definitely masculine, and would look especially great with a street thug kind of look. It is not free, but for only 1L, I absolutely recommend picking it up. Well, that’s it everyone, I am gonna settle in for a nice nap on the beach and dream about all the other items I will find on the Menstuff hunt this year. Until next time, see you on the grid! —–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Hot Lawyers Monthly Outfit – SF Design The Finsbury Outfit  (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Glasses – X-Sight Geek Glasses in Charcoal (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Dress Shoes – Kauna Wingtip Brogues 
Hot, Steamy Hair – Argrace Minato (Unisex) (Free Group Gift/ Free Group)
Previously blogged here.

Beachwear – Illi Menstuff Hunt 2015 outfit (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Hair – Jaryth’s Barber Shop David Mesh Hair w/hud (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Tatoo – B*FLY Tattoos – The Bio Mech Tattoo (1L/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Necklace – Rebellion The Moonwake Necklace (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Eyes (Bottom Pic) – Mayfly Luminous Mesh Eyes In London Fog (FREE Gift)
Previously blogged here.
Skin – Belleza Mathieu

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Springing Into May, All Hopped Up On Freebies!

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May has started out wonderfully for me, and when you get a glance at this freebie, your May will become as great as mine. FaMESHed is a monthly event on SL, and this month was actually the first time I ever attended. Being a guy, shopping events have not been a major focus of mine (until now). I am kicking myself for that though since I laid eyes on this fantastic FREE leather overcoat from Kauna! The Kauna-XIV Leather Overcoat is supplied in both a black and a brown version and is finely textured. In fact, click on the pictures in this post and you can almost feel the leather with your fingertips. Prepare to fall in some serious love with this overcoat. It is given away FREE at FaMESHed to celebrate the third anniversary of the event and to promote Kauna’s excellent line of XIV suits and separates. If you have the money, you might well be compelled to do what I did and splurge on some matching components, like the XIV T-Shirt Pack: Plain & Striped and the XIV Shirt: Coffee pictured above. They are made to fit beautifully with the overcoat and are a very nice luxury if you have the coin.

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You might ask, “What if you have nothing to spend on Second Life’s great luxuries at the moment?” Well, if that’s the case, then this overcoat is still a must pick up. In addition to the components made to fit especially for this jacket, you can use other items you could already have in your inventory. Being a mesh overcoat, it might be somewhat tricky to find pieces to wear under it. With this stylish garment, I would heartily recommend system (layers) T-shirts, and (if you can find some) system dress shirts with sculpted collars. Both will look great with it. Even if you have to fiddle with the sculpted collars to find one that works well, you are going to look fantastic.

In the picture above, you can see I paired The Kauna-XIV Leather Overcoat with a FREE Group Gift from Gizza; a pink and black shirt that was offered a while back and is still available. I think it looks very nice in this outfit and is a great example of a freebie that works well. Gizza is a great place to pick up a bunch of Free Gifts since they keep their previous FREE Group Gifts out for an extended period. It would be an excellent first stop in a search for items to wear with this stylish overcoat.

Last, but far from least, I am wearing a very special set of eyes. The Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eyes in London Fog are a FREE Gift from one of the best eye creators in Second Life. They look fantastic and offer a wide variety of options controlled by a surprisingly robust hud, which allows variations in size, reflections, and shadowing (among other options). I love the way they look! While you are in eye collecting mode – which sounds super creepy now that I say it out loud – keep in mind that Mayfly also has a FREE Gift over at Fab Free Headquarters! The recently updated Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes in Medium Onyx are gorgeous grey eyes. If you haven’t come by to pick them up yet, rest assured they are completely worth the trip. With all the great freebies and gifts this week, you’ll spring into May in style! From my little pixel heart to all of you, have fun and see you on the grid. —–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Leather Overcoat – Kauna XIV Leather Overcoat  (free group gift / free to join / @ The FaMESHed Event)

Pink Shirt – Gizza April Group Gift  (FREE Group Gift/ FREE Group)

Eyes – Mayfly Luminous – Mesh Eyes in London Fog  (FREE Gift)

Eyes – Mayfly Deep Sky Eyes in Medium Onyx  (free group gift / free to join / @ FAB FREE HEADQUARTERS)

XIV Black T-Shirt – Kauna – Kauna – XIV TShirt Pack: Plain & Striped
XIV Black Pants – Kauna – Kauna – Tuxedo XIV Trousers: Black
XIV Shirt in Coffee – Kauna – Kauna – XIV Shirt: Coffee
XIV Pants in Chocolate – Kauna – Kauna – XIV Trousers: Chocolate

Necklace – Aitui – Bird Remains Necklace – Dark, Talon (Worn with black T-shirt)
Necklace – Aitui – Talon Necklace – Polished White (Worn with pink shirt)
Black Jeans – Sin Original Black Mesh Jeans (Worn with pink shirt, former hunt prize)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

WHC Name Card


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Geeking Out At The Beach

We’re supposed to be in class.. but we decided to skip it and geek out at the beach instead. Hopefully we won’t be caught! Shhh can you keep a secret?

Mr0mizu is wearing the new male group gift that you can find at FaMESHed. The XIV outfit is by Kauna and is such a great outfit for the guys. Each part can be worn seperately  aswell as together, so you are able to mix and match each piece to your hearts content. This is a great staple piece or a starter outfit for a guys wardrobe so don’t miss out! You can also find a female group gift at the event, which Love has shown in this post here! The FaMESHed Group is free to join!

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My outfit is from the store gacha at AMITOMO and comes in many different colours. The outrageously awesome shoes are the Star Shoes by Geek and are a group gift found in their notices. I had a little trouble finding the group join board at the store and so ended up joining through the owners profile. You can check my profile and join through there! It is L$50 to join but I really couldnt resist for these amazingly fun shoes.. whats even more fun is they come with an AO that makes you bounce along when you walk! Hilarious!

Don’t you just adore my little sheep bag? Its one of the prizes in the Zenith gacha at The Arcade Gacha Event. There are lots of other cute little bags in the gacha that I am sure you will fall in love with all of them! My hair is also from there.. it is called the Writer Hair and is by Tableau Vivant!

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The books are the Back To School Prop by Dyer Maker. I am not showing the pose in these pictures but the prop books were perfect to complete this fun look.

Well, apparently I am far too unstable on the shoes in all this soft sand, so Mr0mizu has decided to give me a lift back to more stable ground. Good to see it amuses him ~laughs~

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Tiana is Wearing

.HAIR. Writer Hair (Naturals) by Tableau Vivant [L$50 / Arcade Gacha]
.SKIN. Skye II (Asia 01) by Glam Affair[Arcade Gacha]
.EYES. Faerie Eyes (Chocolate) by Buzzeri
.OUTFIT. Summer School Uniform #12 by AMITOMO [L$77 / Store Gacha]
.BAG. Little Sheep Back by Zenith [L$50 / Arcade Gacha]
.SHOES. Star Shoes by Geek [Group Gift / L$50 to Join]
.HANDS & FEET. by SLink

Mr0mizu is Wearing
.HAIR. Dura-Boy 49 by Dura
.GLASSES. Mad Nerd Glasses by Mad Mesh
.EYES. Faerie Eyes (Chocolate) by Buzzeri
.SKIN. Javier by Aeros
.OUTFIT. XIV Tank, Shirt & Pants by Kauna [FREE / Group Gift @ FaMESHED]
.SHOES. Klaus Shoes by Deadwool
.BOOKS. Back To School Prop by Dyer Maker [FREE / Group Gift]
.HANDS & FEET. by SLink

.POSES. by Kuro in Motion