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London Calling

Sixties London

I found a fantastic outfit at The Wash Cart Sale – and it put me in the mood for the swinging 60’s.  Whenever I think about that, I imagine London, England.  You know, Carnaby Street and Mary Quant and Miniskirts.  I hear the sounds of The Beatles in my mind, and I totally want a giant pile of chips.  Though I think the chips thing is completely unrelated (seriously though, if you’ve never had fish & chips in England from a chip shop, you need to do it because your life will be altered forever… so so gooood).  Anyway,  I found the nearest red post box and struck a pose!

Be Legendaire

At The Wash Cart Sale, I found the booth by Legendaire which is filled with fashion-forward goodness.  This skirt and top combo cost me 10 measly Lindens, and is super versatile.  Of course, you can wear them separately, but they also come with various different textures that range from psychedelic to demure.  There’s even a jean option in there.  So Good!

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • XXS – L with an Alpha

Extend Your Empire

To very little fanfare, Empire’s May group gift appeared in the main store.  It’s these cute bootie-style heels complete with fishnet features.  I really think you could make these work in loads of different situations.  You may know that the Empire group is somewhat expensive at 500L to join, but there are still a bunch of gifts out to make up for the join fee, including shoes, boots and clothing.  The word on the street is that last year’s gifts will be disappearing soon, so if you’re planning on joining, I suggest you do it soon!  These shoes come with loads of colour options, and are sized for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink.

I need to find some chips now.  SEND HELP!

xox
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Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top and Skirt – Legendaire Verite  (10L each at The Wash Cart Sale)
Shoes – Empire Jacinta (Free Group Gift/Group is 500L to join)

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Eyeshadow Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Lipstick Applier –   Adored Advent
Eyelash Applier – Pout! Divine Lashes (Available at The Dollhouse Event)
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Hair –  Olive The Stephanie Hair (Lucky Board Prize)
Sim – The Whale
Poses – Belle Poses Fer 6

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A Crown of Daisies

She Carried Magic Secrets in Her Eyes

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  As the weekend is wrapping up, I wanted to pop in quickly and share a couple of Fabulous Finds with you.  I hope you like them as much as I do!

She Wore Flowers in Her Hair

Ripley and I headed over to the Medieval Fantasy Fair, and he helped me locate this free gorgeous Daisy Wreath.  The cheerful yellow flowers and bright green leaves lifted my spirits as soon as I put it on.  It fit perfectly over my Ophelia hair from Truth, but it comes with full editing rights, so you can stretch it if need be.  Best of all, once we located the hunt object, a moon with a star and a cloud, it was completely free.  The only cost was a little bit of our time spent searching…. which I didn’t mind at all.  After you arrive at the Fair, head to the Lunaria booth, and the prize is hidden inside.

She Wore Flowers in Her Hair

Bold Floral Print

To coordinate with my lovely daisy crown, I wanted to find a yellow dress, and it took me a few days to settle on just the right frock.  Over at Legendaire, I spotted the Susan Maxi Dress, which comes with a texture change HUD packed with ten choices for the main body of the dress, and 20 options for the bodice section, all for just 59L.  With so many textures to choose from, it was like getting a whole bundle of dresses in one box.  A leather purse is also included, but I decided not to wear it for my photos.  Although I donned the mesh body version, the package also contains mesh for classic avatars as well.  I love wearing maxi dresses in RL, and was thrilled to find such a pretty one in my SL travels.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, and L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass
  • Slink Physique
  • Venusen

I hope your week gets off to a fantastic start tomorrow.  It’s back to the grindstone for me, and back to guard dog duties for the pupster.  Sometimes I find myself wondering during the day exactly what he is doing.  I have a feeling he spends a lot of his time snoozing until the cats decide to have some fun.  One of my cats, Loki, seems to enjoy teasing poor Ripley from the other side of the gate.  It would be interesting to have a camera set up to catch some footage…

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Vista Lia
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee
Hair:  Truth Hair Ophelia
Head Wreath:  Lunaria Daisy Wreath (free gift at the Medieval Fantasy Fair – 0L)
Dress:  Legendaire Susan Maxi Dress (59L)
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Private Location

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Sidetracked by Naniamo Bars

LegendaireFreebieHave You Had A Nanaimo Bar?

Seeing some Nanaimo Bars in the cafe at The Mill sim today while taking some photos made me wonder, just how many people from different countries know about Canada’s favourite confection…  This no-bake layered dessert bar named after the British Columbia city Nanaimo, is quite possibly the most deliciously sinful treat on the planet.  I don’t live any where near Nanaimo, but around the holidays these bars are in every bakery on every block, in every province (and apparently at The Mill too).  Here’s a link to a recipe if you’d like to whip up a batch wherever you are – NANAIMO BAR RECIPE.

So…  What I actually Came To Tell You About…

Legendaire put out a free gift for everyone!  There is no need to even join the group (unless you want to!) – The Ella Gift is priced at 0L at the main entrance on a decorative table.  The Ella Gift is the lovely belted coat you see me wearing today.  This gift comes with a texture change hud that allows for four different prints, and also includes a pair of heels for slink high feet!

What You’ll Find In Your Folder:

  • XXS-L Mesh Ella Coat Dress + Alpha Layer
  • Texture Change HUD – 4 prints
  • Ella Heels (Slink High Feet)

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier –  DeetaleZ Maxille 2
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Truth Miriam
Jacket – Legendaire Ella Coat Dress (free / 0L)
Pose by LW Poses
Sim – The Mill

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Freeze Frame

Freeze Frame

Smile for the camera, Fabulouses!  In my post yesterday, {HERE} I told you about a gift from Legendaire, and also mentioned the fact that there are a ton of other outfits set out for lucky group members.  I decided to show you another one of the free items up for grabs in the shop.  This cheery tunic is bound to raise your spirits with its botanical motif and jaunty black and yellow color scheme.  If you’d prefer a red and orange print, a green striped background splashed with large magenta hibiscus flowers, or perhaps a teal and black paisley pattern, you’re in for a sweet surprise, because this versatile present also includes a texture change HUD.  With long sleeves designed to shield your arms from UV rays, and a playful peek at a bikini top underneath, you will be all set for an impromptu trip to the beach.

What’s Included:

  • Fitted mesh
  • Summer Tunic HUD (with four texture options)
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Brienne bag (not worn in picture)
  • Brienne flip flops for Slink flat feet

Some Beach, Somewhere

Thanks for the suggestion to travel to the seaside for a romantic evening, Carson!  Ripley and I had a great time snapping pictures as the sun went down.  What a relaxing, perfect way to end a manic Monday at work! (tune)

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Lipstick:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Exile Closure (50L from last week’s Fifty Linden Friday)

Necklace:  The Gorean Cave Skeleton Key Yellow Necklace (39L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  Legendaire Summer Tunic (free group gift 0L/99L to join)

Pose:  Reve Obscura Picture This (bento pose – 50L on the Marketplace)

Sim:  Corlevoli Beach

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In the Forest of My Dreams

Meet Me At Midnight

Hello there, Fabulouses!  At the Mystical Fae Forest, Ripley and I found an enchanted harp surrounded by softly glowing candles.  As we stepped closer, the wind began to pluck the strings, playing a lovely, haunting tune.  The pupster and I stood entranced as even the local reindeer paused, and tilted their heads to listen to the melody.  It was a magical night in a forest of dreams.

A Fabulous Frock for a Legendary Evening

Emma is the latest free group gift from Legendaire.  With a solid-colored bodice and hem, accented with bright swirls of paisley, this maxi dress is slender at the waist to emphasize my figure, but ends with a comfortably loose, slightly ruffled skirt.   Narrow straps left my shoulders free to feel the caress of moonlight on my skin.  The gift box includes a HUD which offers a choice of 3 textures.  I was torn between the dark blue and magenta floral swirls, a bold black and white pattern with pops of pale teal, and this red, white and teal paisley pattern.  Every one of the options was equally appealing.  Although joining the Legendaire group will set you back 99L, there is an entire wall in the shop packed with 12 group gifts, all free for members.  A teleporter on the floor will whisk you off to a plethora of other outfits also set out free for group members.  I considered 99L a fair investment for so many generous gifts.

What’s Included:

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L
  • Alpha layer for classic avatars
  • Emma HUD with 3 texture options
  • Emma flats (not shown)

All Good Things Come to an End

As the clock approached midnight, my canine Prince Charming nudged my hand, breaking the spell, and reminding me that this Cinderella has to get up bright and early for RL work tomorrow.  Bidding the reindeer and the spellbinding harp farewell, Ripley and I journeyed home.  Until my next post, here’s wishing you magical encounters, and happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing….

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Moirah

Eyeliner:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Mesh Head (35L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier

Hair:  Exile Full of Grace

Earrings:  Zaara Sarayi Painted Hoops

Dress:  Legendaire Emma Maxi Dress (free group gift 0L/99L to join)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Sandals:  ILLI Meriel Flip Flops

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest

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Getting ready

Getting ready

The need to unwind

It’s been a pretty busy couple of days for me out in the real world (the kind that leaves you feeling as if you’ve been trampled on by a small herd of elephants). While all of this stampeding activity is far from over I thought I’d take advantage of a lucky little lull to sneak onto SL for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Seeing how it’s St Patrick’s Day, a green outfit was in order and happily enough Baby Monkey’s new free group gift, Else, was just the dress for this occasion. This quarter sleeved, collared shirt dress has a chic retro vibe to it that’s accentuated by the pretty bowed belt at its waist. The cherry blossom print of the Else dress not only adds a dash of sweetness to the outfit but a lovely contrasting white as well. What I adore most about this new group gift, however, is its versatility. You’re able to wear the blouse and skirt components as one single outfit or wear them individually to mix and match with other pieces of clothing in your inventory. The gift package includes a hud which lets you switch up between two different colors (warm green and bright blue) for the blouse, skirt, and belt, opening up more combinations for you to play around with. Sizes include:

Blouse:

  • 1 Fitmesh size with alpha layer
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass
  • Belleza Venus, Freya, and Isis
  • Maitreya

Skirt:

  • 1 Fitmesh size with alpha layer
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass
  • Belleza Venus, Freya, and Isis
  • Maitreya

Dress:

  • 1 Fitmesh size with alpha layer
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass
  • Belleza Venus, Freya and Isis
  • Maitreya

The Baby Monkey Group costs 20L to join and to add the Else dress to your collection you’ll just have to pay the vendor 1L before getting an instant refund. Use that dollar to snap up the other current group gifts at the store as well (past group gifts cost 10L each).

Getting ready

Accessorize

Speaking of eye-catching colors, the Aishas set from Legendarie certainly fits the bill very well. These lovely fuschia heels and matching clutch bag are a free gift for everyone, meaning that you don’t have to use up group slots or tap any sub-o machines to get your hands on them. There was no way I could pass up on these flirty strappy slingbacks (only made for Slink high feet, however) and the fact that there’s a matching clutch thrown into the mix just sweetens up the pot. There are two different versions of the clutch bag included in the gift package, one worn on your avatar’s hand and the other worn higher. You’re able to move, rotate and stretch the clutch and permissions are set to copy so do make backups before editing. I’m not sure how long this pretty gift will be out for so get it ASAP.  Legendarie is a generous store that set out free gifts fairly regularly so I would recommend putting it on your ‘must watch’ list. Though there’s a 99L group join fee there are tons of past gifts to pick up at the store.

Hairstyles

One of these days I’ll stop writing about the Liaison Collaborative’s birthday round but that day clearly isn’t today. There are so many great free gifts by awesome designers and I was really excited to discover that there’s not one but two hairstyles that you can snap up at the event at no cost at all. The Ullrika hairstyle from EMO-tions is a great messy updo that allows you to just toe the line when looking for something elegant by not too formal. The pretty braided details of the Ullrika hairstyle are a very nice touch as well. In the gift package, you’ll receive

  • Two versions of the Ullrika hairstyle, one for larger chests
  • Huds for the Black/White, Blondes, Brunettes, Reds and Pastels palette colors. Each hud contains eight tones and a resize script
  • Fatpack of tattoo hairbases for classic avatars
  • Hairbase appliers for Catwa, Lelutka and mesh heads using the Omega system.
  • Hair alpha layer

The Liaison Collaborative’s birthday round is running until the end of the month so go and snap up your gifts if you haven’t already.

And that’s a wrap. I’ve got my keys right here and I’m pretty sure I haven’t left the stove on. Time to hit the grid and take a peek at those Fifty Linden Friday offers. Happy St Patrick’s Day! I’ll catch you guys later!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Maren
Hair – EMO-tions Ullrika (0L @ The Liaison Collaborative)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (past free gift)
Dress – Baby Monkey Else (0L/Group Gift/20L join fee required)
Shoes and Clutch – Legendaire Aishas (0L/No group tag required)
Feet – Slink High

Pose: Le Poppycock

Sim: Private
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Hurry To Legendaire!

Snapshot_002Hi Fabulouses! I had a whole other post ready to put up for you this afternoon, but came across this very time sensitive offer and wanted to get the news to you quickly, so this post jumped ahead a little bit!

HURRY TO LEGENDAIRE!

I am so not kidding!  Seriously, RUN to Legendaire and join their inworld group right now, because for a very short, very limited time the group is free to join and there are a TON of free group gifts to pick up! I am not sure how much the group usually is to join, but I do recall it was over 100L.  I don’t even want to waste a minute going on and on about what I’m wearing today because you might  miss out on the free offer, but I am wearing just one of the many group gifts available called Emily that includes the gown (with 4 different textures incuded) the necklace and earrings too!
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Magika Take Flight
Dress, Necklace & Earrings – Legendaire Emily (free group gift / 0L / free to join – limited time offer!)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Shadowland

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Red Hot

Red Hot

I have a red hot deal for you to snag up. Stop by Legendaire and slap the subscribo… and pick up this red hot number of a dress in all the standard mesh sizes (as well as popular mesh body types) for FREE as a new subscibo member! A quality alpha is also included in the box.

My pretty hair is one of the three FREE gifts from tram that Love mentioned in her post [HERE]. Join the group FREE and pick up this lovely mesh hairstyle in silver FREE. There’s another longer style in silver out, as well as a pair of pretty gold earrings.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Viktoria in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – tram – F719 hair in silver (Free group gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Lipstick – Avenge – Lovely Gloss applier for Catwa – red
Dress – Legendaire – Paola Dress (Subscribo Gift/0L)
Shoes – Luas – Dorothy Shoes

Sim Location – West of the Rain

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It’s Legen… wait-for-it… daire!

Designer Showcase FullHey there Fab Free! As always I’m happy you’re here. I’ve got some pretties from Designer Showcase to share with you this post. This round of Designer Showcase has some FREE group gifts from Legendaire and Chop Zuey. In addition, Empire put out their March group gift and it just happens to match perfectly with the gifts from Designer Showcase. I love it when various gifts come together to make an awesome outfit.
Designer Showcase Gifts The gift from Chop Zuey is this uniquely pretty blue and gold bindi. This truly unique piece of jewelry is perfect for adding some glam to an outfit. As with anything from Chop Zuey this FREE gift is highly detailed and textured. It can also be easily re-sized with a click. To get this great gift, head over to Designer Showcase and join the Designer Showcase event. The group is FREE to join, so no reason to hesitate on this.

Also a FREE gift at Designer Showcase is this chic sophisticated outfit from Legendaire. I really like the cut and style of this outfit. It’s fully mesh and comes in several sizes. The top also includes a color/texture change hud making the outfit very versatile. Don’t forget, you’ll also need your Designer Showcase tag to pick up this generous gift.

I love wearing red shoes with dark pants. These adorable buckled pumps are the March group gift at Empire. The shoes come in a Maitreya specific fit, a Slink fit, and a Belleza fit. Additionally there are cute little bows that you can attach that are across the straps and toe (not shown) if you want to add a little daintiness to this already cute shoe. Finally, there is also a color change HUD that allows you to change the color of the shoes/bows by choosing between 12 colors, and you can pick between 3 choices for the color of the buckles. The Empire group has a one time join fee of 250 lindens. Considering the quality of the group gifts so far, I can honestly say that I think the fee is well worth it.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

HairCATWA HAIR Aimee [A]

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

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen *Additional Expression HUD Sold Separately 

Bindi – Chop Zuey Free Gift – Seventh Heaven Bindi – FREE Gift @Designer Showcase/Group is FREE to Join

Dimple Piercings – House of Darcy – – .HoD. – Dimpled Piercing – Silver Lining

Outfit – LEGENDAIRE HEARTLESS OUTFIT – FREE Gift @Designer Showcase/Group is FREE to Join

Body & Feet – Maitreya – Lara

Hands – Slink – Elegant 1

Shoes – EMPIRE – Clover – FREE Group Gift/Group is 250L to Join 

*Poses by !bang

**Location – Paris Land

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She’s Got Legs

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Hi there Fab Readers! I have previously mentioned about the super group gifts that you can pick up at Legendaire after you join their inworld group, however I picked this one up yesterday and wanted to show it off too!  The Rachel Dress and Sandals can be found as a free group gift at Legendaire on the first floor on the group gift wall (They come together in one vendor).  These sandals fit the slink high feet and the dress comes with a hud that allows for three texture changes.

The Legendaire group is currently 200L to join, and there are group gifts on both the first and second floor!
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Feet – Slink High
Mesh Head – Catwa Jessica
Head Applier – Lara Hurley Christy
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Loam

Hair w/ Hat – Exile Bond Girl Friday (featured @ Collabor88)
Dress – Legendaire Rachel Dress (free group gift / 0L / 200L to join)
Shoes – Legendaire Rachel Sandals (free group gift / 0L / 200L to join)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Kaleidoscope

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