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Spring Steampunk

Spring Steampunk (full)

If the sky that we look upon well should tumble and fall

Taking pictures in one’s backyard has its perks but recently it’s been more of a hazard lately than anything else. After being nudged out of the treehouse for the umpteenth time by Commander (a polar bear that loves being up in trees; who would have thought) I decided to take my chances out on the grid. Thanks to a grumpy laptop, it’s been a while since I’ve managed to snap some shots on the many beautiful sims that Second Life has to offer but it seemed to be in a good mood today and lucky thing because the items I have to show you today deserve a marvelous backdrop.

Let’s start off with the newly updated Fabulously Free in SL group gift from MOoH! (thank you, Dalriada Delwood!). No matter how full my virtual closet gets (it’s pretty stuffed let me tell you), I always make room for clothing from MOoH! With their signature eye-catching designs and gorgeous texturing, it’s always a challenge to stop squeeing loudly whenever I see a new offer from this store. You can bet it’s what I did when I first laid eyes on the Janis dress but I really don’t think I can be blamed. After months of thick sweaters, this sleeveless, belted number was exactly what I needed in my life. Not only is the cut of this dress perfect for future Spring frolics, it’s deep lavender color is reminiscent of a field of flowers sharing the same name. Add that to the flowery lace overlay and well, Love hit the nail right on the head that this is a dress that can make you all excited for Spring!

The Janis dress comes in the following sizes:

  • Five Standard Mesh (XS-XL)
  • Five Fitmesh  (XS-XL)
  • Belleza Isis
  • Slink Physique and Hourglass
  • Maitreya

Included in the gift package is an alpha layer as well and with so many sizes to choose from I think there’s a good chance that you’ll find a fit for your avatar. As with all Fabulously Free in SL group gifts, the Janis dress is free of charge. You’ll only need to have your group tag activated and you won’t even have to pay a single L to join the group. While you’re at the store, do consider joining the MOoH! group as there are monthly group gifts and a monthly gift card for group members. The join fee for the MOoH! store group stands at a 100L but with all the goodies that you get, it’s a bargain.

Steampunk Spring

And the mountains should crumble to the sea

With February being the mushy month that it is, I decided to take a small break from all of that and visit The Broken Heart Fair. There’s a wide variety of goodies to be had at the fair, from decor to accessories to clothing and of course shoes. Most of the stalls had 30L or 35L items out as well as items going for 50% off and I had the good luck of grabbing this pair of Steampunk boots from Luas for only 35L. There’s no resisting a good pair of boots and I simply adore the chained gears detailing and those spikes that will no doubt add a subtle edge to any outfit. These Steampunk boots come with an alpha layer to help with the fit if you’re still on a classic avatar.

I won’t cry, I won’t cry, no I won’t she’d a tear

While you’re at The Broken Heart Fair, don’t forget to pick up the gifts that are available at the stores (just look for the heart-shaped box). You don’t need to have a group tag to get them and opening up boxes of free gifts after an outing is a fine way to pass the time yes? The bag in the picture is one such gift that you can get at the fair just by stopping by the Poet’s Heart stall. While it’s a long way to Halloween, I couldn’t resist bringing this cute, well-detailed bat bag with me on my adventures. There are two different variations of this bag in the prize package, one with a hold animation and one without.

The Broken Heart Fair is running until the 15th so hurry down and grab your gifts or do a little bit of shopping before it ends.

Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And that’s a wrap. Have fun on Valentine’s Day guys! If you’re wondering about the song, well, train tracks.

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Renske
Hair – Ayashi Soul
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L/No group tag required)
Manicure – La Boheme Omni Nail Appliers (0L/Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift/0L join fee)
Dress – MOoH! Janis (0L/Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift/0L join fee)
Shoes – Luas Steampunk Boots (35L @ The Broken Heart Fair)
Bag – Poet’s Heart Halloween Critter Bag (0L @ The Boken Heart Fair)
Hands– Slink Casual

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Honeycomb

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Cut it Out!

Snapshot_003Hey Fabulouses! Happy Friday 🙂 I’m feeling a bit under the weather today, but I wanted to stop by real quick to share news about the new group gift at Luas in case it is time sensitive!

About the group gift:

At Luas you can join their free inworld group and pick up several free group gifts scattered around the store, including the Kendall Dress in white that I am showing off today.  This sexy cut-out dress is white in colour and comes in several mesh body sizes.

Sizes included:

  • Maitreya: Lara
  • Belleza: Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Slink: Physique, Hourglass

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier – League Ella
Hair – Truth Arwen
Dress – Luas Kendall Dress White Group Gift (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Boots – Reign Rogue Stomper Plats
Pose by Lyrium Poses
Sim – Honeycomb

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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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Just the Highlights

High Lights

For a limited time, Paisley Daisy has lowered their group join to only 10L so you can pick up their group gifts at a bargain. The August and September group gifts are both out. I’m showing you the pretty dress from August in the picture above and the September group gift is a sheer baby doll dress. The one pictured above is mesh in all the standard sizes and I felt it highlighted the last few days of nice weather… so it’s name was just perfect.

Today is also 25L Tuesday, and I was thrilled to discover beautiful shoes at Luas! These Dorothy shoes come in Slink or Maitreya fits in the box and you can get a choice of 8 colors for only 25L each. I picked up the ivory, but you may want to pick up something different… or one of each!

High Lights

I finished off my flowery look with a pretty necklace I found from Clever & Cool on the marketplace. This necklace was only 10L. When I first put it on, it had some serious bling, so I was skeptical, but then I discovered that I could turn that off by typing “bling off” into local chat and ta da! No more bling! It also allows for resizing and retexturing of the flowers into many different color choices besides the pink stones shown… so your 10 little Linden gets you a lot of necklace.

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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 – [e] elikatira – Karee
Lipstick – Avenge – Lovely Gloss applier for Catwa – Pinky
Necklace – Clever & Cool – Necklace Flowers (10L on the Marketplace)
Dress – Paisley Daisy – Highlights of Sunshine Dress (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 10L to Join for a Limited Time – hurry!)
Shoes – Luas – Dorothy Shoes for Slink or Maitreya (25L for 25L Tuesday) – usually left out until Saturday

Sim Location – Sarawak

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Full Circle

Full Circle

I love 25L Tuesdays! Especially when the goodies are versatile like they are today! On a Lark has out a beautiful new dress in lots of colors for only 25L each that comes in all the standard mesh sizes as well as fits for Maitreya, Physique, and Hourglass. This dress is a classic roleplay dress… BUT! It looks awesome as a go to dress for everyday wear as well… which makes it perfect for my inventory. And for the 25L price tag? I bought it in lots of colors!

I also stopped by Luas where my 25L bought me this awesome handbag and back-back set. You get both the handbag shown as well as a backpack (not shown) for your single 25L price. There were 3 other colors/designs, if the one in the picture above doesn’t suit you.

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Chop Zuey also has out some beautiful new gifts that I wanted to share with you, and I really fell in love with their Circles Set. You can pick up the Circles Necklace in Gold as a group gift if you are a group member (the group fee is 350 but this gives you access to lots of regular group gifts). The earrings are a courtesy gift and FREE to all under the FabFree board. Just pay 0L and pick up the pretty matching earrings completely FREE 🙂

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Beans
Necklace – Chop Zuey – Circles Gld Necklace (Free Group Gift/0L/350L to Join Group)
Earrings – Chop Zuey – Circles Gld Earrings (Free to all Gift/0L)
Dress – On a Lark – Fling (25L for 25L Tuesday, today only)
Bag – Luas – Faux Leather Backpack or Handbag in Garnet (25L for 25L Tuesday, out until Saturday usually)
Shoes – Reign – Captive Booties in Cocoa

Sim Location – Gates of Melancholy

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Spring Spell

Heyya FabFree-ers and happy weekend!

Spring Spell

The weekend is a great time to get your Hunt on here in Second Life. I checked out the Iconic Spell Hunt today and picked up this super cute little skirt from Luas. This is the “Spring Skirt” and it will only cost you some hunting time and 15L. The skirt comes in the standard Mesh sizes XS-L and has a good alpha layer. I really love the lace detail at the hem of the skirt!

Loki, …I mean Astrid showed us some of the great men’s wear available on the Spell Hunt so it was time for us girls.

The Spell Hunt runs until April 3rd so you’ve got some time to explore this lovely Sim and find some great prizes!

 

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Skin Lumae – Tinselberry
Hands + Nails Slink mesh Casual Hands + Basic Nail HUD
Eyes IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hair – Mutiny in Heaven – Maeve
TopYasum – Short Top
Skirt – Luas – Spring Skirt – (15L prize for the Iconic Spell Hunt)

 

Location – Sarawak

 

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Oh My Stars!

Oh My Stars! 1

It’s 25L Tuesday! And If you stop by Lua’s today you can pick up the Alma dress (which in my opinion is a STUNNING gown in one of three colors — black, red or purple). This gown comes in all the standard mesh sizes for a terrific fit, is strapless, and has a mermaid style skirt that is just delectable. This is one to definitely add to your inventory! And for a mere 25L, why not pick up all three colors? I’m modeling it for you in black, today.

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To add a touch of class, I picked up the FREE Women’s Stuff Hunt gift from Stars! which is this lovely jewelry set called Fleur. This EXCLUSIVE Gift set includes the pretty pearl and red gem-ed necklace, earrings, and two bracelets. Just find the little red t-shirt and you are all set.

If you are an avid photographer and noticed my fantastic poses, you should stop by Belle Epoque today as well. This lovely creator is offering two pose packs for the 25L Tuesday special. I’m showing you two poses out of the “What You Do To Me” pose pack, but there is another Pose Pack up for 25L that is equally lovely.

Enjoy your Tuesday!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Stubborn
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – Mahalo Ring Womens
Gown – Luas – Alma Dress in Black (25L for 25L Tuesday)
Jewelry – Stars! – Fleur in Red Exclusive Set for the Women’s Stuff Hunt (FREE Gift for the Women’s Stuff Hunt)

Poses by Belle Epoque – What You Do To Me Pose Pack (25L for 25L Tuesday)

Sim Location – A Hidden Sanctuary

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Dark Swan Warrior

There’s a warrior inside of all of us. And with a little help from a few stores and some free items, your inner warrior is about to make a journey to the surface!

Dark Swan Warrior

If it’s been a while since you’ve been to Luas, now is the time to drop by! They have a new FREE group gift out in the form of this amazing color change latex top (six color choices). I’ve made it into a medieval warrior look, but it could pass for a modern latex maiden just as easily. You’ll need to wear your group tag, but never fear warrior woman! The group is FREE to join!

Before you leave, make your way through the halls of Luas‘ main-store like the hardened battle warrior you are and check out the gachas! For just 50L per spin, you can get these amazing belt and pauldron sets called the Dark Swan. You get the matching set in each spin, so there isn’t any fuss over multiple spins to match miss-matched sets. No warrior wants a mismatched set! I picked up the Dark Swan set in blue (and if you really want to go for all, there is an additional Dark Swan armor set next to the skirt and paulron gacha with even more pieces!).

Finally, every warrior needs weapons and defenses! Did all you roleplayers know that you can get a huge assortment of FREE weapons (of all kinds) and shields at JOMO? I found everything from shields to swords to spears to clubs to spiked sticks and more! For this picture I’m showing you one of the high quality detailed shields as well as a hooked axe. There are both men’s and women’s weapons FREE to all. Simply walk back into the alley way after landing… there is an entire small building dedicated to FREE non-scripted weapons for roleplayers and you can buy one or all for 0L!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Stella w/ Glam Affair Base Applier hud
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Spellbound – Warrior
Top – Luas – My Heart Top (0L/FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join)
Leggings – [Foxes] Leggings – Leathers Fatpack
Belt & Pauldrons – Luas – Dark Swan Skirt & Pauldrons in Blue (50L per spin Gacha at the main-store)
Hook – JOMO – weapons – hook B (0L/FREE for All Gift at JOMO)
Shield – JOMO – weapons – shield A (0L/FREE for All Gift at JOMO)
Boots – The White Armory – Cheema D’ali Boots in Black

Poses by NanaCherries (n/a)

Sim Location – JOMO

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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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Shoot Straight

Snapshot_001Hi there Fabulouses! Check out my hot new pants!!  Tres Blah just added a brand new group gift to their VIP  Shelf at their shop that includes a five pack of these very sexy/cute vinyl mesh pants. These pants come in standard mesh sizes, maitreya and slink.  There is a 100L fee to join this group, but I would have paid much more for this sweet fatpack, and the other gifts in the shelf are a real bonus!  *  Thank you Pru, for giving me a heads up about this gift!! ❤

The furnishings in my photo (aside from the piles of books which are by Apple Fall), are all pieces of the Boho Bedroom Gacha Set by Luas that you can play for at The OMG Gacha Event for just 50L per play.  these items are vibrantly textured, and very low prim.  This is the whole set aside from the cabinet which I couldn’t quite squeeze into the photo, but it’s just as cute!

ps.  Attaching a photo of the vendor shot for the pants so you can see all five colours!

Tres Blah Group Gift - January 2016

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Love is wearing & stuff…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Annie
Head Applier – Lara Hurley Christy

Eyes – IKON Charm Eyes Coffee
Hair – Truth Bexley
Shirt – Tres Blah Knotted Tank (featured @ Collabor88)
Pants – Tres Blah Vinyl Pants (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Shoes –
Fri.day Darcy

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Build – [Shultz Bros.] Art Space Skybox (featured @ Cosmo Sales Room)
Furnishings – Luas Boho Bedroom (50L per play / OMG Gacha Event)
Books – Apple Fall Reading Pile (50L per play / instore gacha)
Pose – Secret Body Silence Pose (20L / marketplace)

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