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At The Beach, Checking Out The Waves!

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Hello everyone, welcome to my last post as a staff member of Fab Free. I would regale you with the story of how, when I was a new resident over seven years ago, I relied on Fab Free to find great items to pick up, how I would eventually come to idolize Love to an embarrassing extent, how I revered Carson when he was a male blogger here, and how much I wanted to emulate them both. This blog has been more than a hobby; it was hugely important to me in both my first and second lives. Sadly, though, times do change. While my feelings towards Fab Free have not, I do need to step away from my dream job here in order to focus on other matters at hand.

Before I go, I have to tell you about a few fantastic items. The great Roughnecks T-Shirt shown above is available as a free group gift. It has been a long winter for me and the thought of donning a well-worn, soft cotton tee and shorts is irresistible. This free Group Gift Tee looks very much like a real world garment and is adorned with a cool biker image on both the front and the back. Inside the box is a wide range of versions including tucked, untucked, Mesh, Fitmesh and three different waist widths to help fit with a wide range of Mesh pants. Not only is this going to fit well but this Tee is going to look great with almost any pants you choose to wear with it. I was very impressed with everything included in this box.

The shorts I am wearing come from the unbelievably bountiful Dark Water Designs cart at the Spring Freshness At The Wash Cart Sale Event! Previously, the main item on it was featured by Astrid here, but there is so much more there that deserves a look! These Cargo Shorts in White Canvas look fantastic and inspired me to go seek out some sun. (A good thing too because in real life my legs were about that color). I love the way they look but I should caution you that finding the perfect shirt to wear with them is slightly more complicated since they seem to require a little extra width at the waist at the back. Luckily they look awesome if you go bare-chested too and the little extra work putting together an outfit with them is well worth the effort!

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Also at the Dark Water Designs cart at the Spring Freshness At The Wash Cart Sale Event are these sharp looking polo shirts. My favorite was the Polo Shirt – Nautical package which contains that fun looking print shirt you see me chilling on the beach in. In addition to that design it comes with a hud that gives you two more textures to choose from, a bargain at only 10L! Inset in the picture are two examples of the Polo Shirt – Madras Colors package also available for only 10L. Along with a third color (light blue) included in the texture change hud, these polos are excellent Easter and spring-wear. All put together this was one of the best cart sale carts I have ever seen!

Oddity has a great item they are giving away as a free group gift that is perfect for us spring breakers. The -TopGun- Dark Glasses are sharp looking aviator style sunglasses. A classic eternally popular design, these sunglasses are a good pickup as you prepare to look cool for the coming spring and summer months. Well done Oddity, thank you!

It has been beyond fun serving all of you. In the end, that is what we do here at Fab Free, and that what all of us at here have in common. It doesn’t matter where we are, where we have been, or when we were here at this wonderful institution. What we do, we do out of love for all of you. I have re-launched my own blog and will continue posting there when time permits. I leave you with one final thought: Second Life is an amazing adventure if you open yourself to it and allow yourself to be carried away. The trick is finding what you love and focusing on that. My time here has been my greatest adventure so far, and I want to thank all of you for that. Take care and I will see you on the grid.—–WHC Riler

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Biker Tee – Roughnecks Mens Group Gift Tee (Free Group Gift / 0L / Free Group )
White Shorts – Dark Water Designs Cargo Shorts in White Canvas (10L each/ The Wash Cart Sale )
Nauti Polo – Dark Water Designs Polo Shirt – Nautical package (10L each/ The Wash Cart Sale )
Pastel Green, Yellow Polos – Dark Water Designs Polo Shirt – Madras Colors package (10L each/ The Wash Cart Sale )
Sunglasses – Oddity Glasses -TopGun- DARK (Free Group Gift / 0L / Free Group )

Skin – 7 Deadly S{K}ins MATT March 2016 Group Gift (Free Group Gift / 0L / Group now on sale – 13L)
Beige Shorts – Illi Illi Classic Board Shorts!
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes In Fjord

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More Free Footwear For Men!

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“Free Footwear Day” is underway here at Fab Free. Being the resident slacker of the crew, I imagine some jaws will drop when they notice a second post from me in a single day! The Truth is though there are more items that literally cry out for attention. Items of unbelievable quality that also happen to be free!

In the above picture, I have gathered some amazing boots from Oddity. Currently there are two different pair of boots available there as free group gifts. Both of them are mesh and have huds which offer several textures. In the foreground, the Casey – Basic Boots are super detailed, probably the best free boots I have ever seen. The hud gives you both brown and black (maybe dark gray) textures and two different lace and trim textures. For a free group gift this is an incredible item to be offered, one that deserves some consideration. In the background, the Ash – Basic Boots are shown in brown. Again with Oddity you are getting hyper realistic, high quality Mesh boots. Ash comes in gray and brown, selectable via the texture hud. Unfortunately I do feel compelled to mention that both of these items carry the store logos prominently to a degree which might turn off some, but these items are of such high quality I urge you to pick them up and try them yourself. There is a good chance you are going to love them!

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In the second picture, I collected the shoes that are currently available for free on the subscribo over at Hoorenbeek. The shoes in the foreground are the Mesh Allen Dress Shoes in Brown. These are excellent dress shoes to have and a fine example of the quality of the shoes you find over at Hoorenbeek, a store that has long been a personal favorite of mine for men’s shoes. Behind them in the picture I have arranged four variations of their Mesh Heritage Boots in Gritty Black. All included in the subscribo gift , this boot package is nearly overwhelming in its generosity. Designed to keep you from having to use a group slot, Hoorenbeek‘s subscribo has very different rules than most subscribos. If you have previously joined it so your name is on the list, you can pick these items right now! If not, then you will need to visit the store and join the subscribo as soon as possible. There is a two week wait before you are permitted to pick up the free gifts after joining, so sadly, by the time you are eligible to pick up these free gifts they could be gone. However, whatever items that will be offered at that time will be of such quality that you will not be disappointed. Hit the subscribo, you won’t be sorry!

This concludes my second “Free Footwear Day” post, thank you for reading Fab Free and I hope today you find something that you enjoy wearing for a long time. Until next time, have fun and see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

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Boots – Oddity Casey – Basic Boots (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Boots – Oddity Ash – Basic Boots (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

(In Picture 2)
Shoes – Hoorenbeek Mesh Allen Dress Shoes in Brown (free subscribo gift / 0L / free to join)
Boots – Hoorenbeek Mesh Heritage Boots in Gritty Black (free subscribo gift / 0L / free to join)

 

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Blogger Attempts To Increase Popularity By Appearing Nearly Naked!

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With all the lovely Fab Free bloggers, I’m sure you will all be disappointed that the nearly-naked one is me. However, since I already have your attention, here is another helping of amazing prizes from the Menstuff Hunt. It is a 1L hunt, but many of the stores have put their prizes out for free! I realize that the outfit I am wearing will not appeal to every male avy on the grid. Some of us have very few opportunities to wear something like this. Being a blogger, though, is about helping all people find wonderful items. A great set of silks like this could come in handy one day for a rowdy intimate role play or a costume-based event, even if you are not naturally submissive. The Kanzi Silks in Brown from Lo Kajirus Designs are partially mesh, with flexi silk panels which move beautifully as you dance. In style, they have an Asian inspired design while maintaining a classic silk look appropriate for this kind of garment. This is a very sexy look, has tons of style and is a great item to pick up at only 1L.

In all of the pictures in this post, I am wearing a set of eyes I picked up in the Menstuff Hunt over at Avi-Glam. The FREE AG Frozen Eyes are a beautiful light silvery blue and are going right into my eye collection. I am especially excited because I was unfamiliar with Avi-Glam until now, so now I have another potential source of excellent quality eyes thanks to this hunt!

This pose is another prize from this Menstuff hunt. Hopefully, you are getting the idea of how broad the spectrum of hunt prizes is in this one-hundred-store hunt. The M-Sheer-Menstuff-10 from Pics n Poses is a particularly nice pose, best used highlighting the left shoulder and chest of the model. I used it turning slightly, to show more of the details in the front of the Kanzi Silks, and it worked nicely. This is a very nice FREE gift from the people at Pics n Poses.

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Slipping into something a little more comfortable (for you to see me in), this really great gray suit is the FREE Menstuff Hunt prize from (Red)Sand. The Pin Stripe Suit in gray is a set including a matching mesh pin stripe blazer and slacks. The blazer has the black, open-collar dress shirt integrated into it, and (Red)Sand thoughtfully included an optional gap hiding layer, just in case you need it. As it turns out, I did not. The fit was excellent on my avatar without it. The material looks soft and comfortable; it will go nicely in my smart casual wardrobe for those nights that call for a bit more than a T-Shirt and jeans.

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Oddity is an excellent store on Second Life and has created some truly amazing items, including a pair of group gift boots that are SO good, I changed the rules of my blog just so I could write them up! For the Menstuff Hunt, their prize is this unique fitmesh shirt featuring an excellent texture hud that they are giving to us for FREE! The Eivissa Mistic BASIC Shirt is definitely casual but highly attention getting with the realistic cloth textures and rich, decorative detailing. The buttons appear to be metal, standing out from the shirt and the button holes are closed loops, an eye-catching touch. The best part about the shirt, though, is the texture hud that comes with it. It offers the shirt in six colors, the trim in six colors, the buttons in six colors, plus it has two options for brightness and the choice of it being materials-enabled or not! If there was an award for most fantastic hud on Menstuff Hunt prize, Oddity would win it hands down for creating this prize!

The black jeans I chose to help show off this shirt are part of the Menstuff hunt prize from Wilson’s Designs. These are simply styled and carry a nice black denim texture making them a good choice for a go-to mesh set of basic black jeans. That isn’t all you’ll find in the hunt prize over at Wilson’s Designs. These jeans come with a gray, zippered men’s jacket, too, making the hunt prize even greater. For a FREE hunt prize, this is a very good pick up as well.

My last highlighted item this week comes from a creator who is one of my personal favorites. Over the years, Etham has made – and yes, even given away as hunt gifts – some gorgeous crosses. For this Menstuff hunt they have given us the Knight Cross Necklace in gold and black. Although it would look especially great in a Goth style outfit, it is still simple enough to be worn with more casual clothes. The Knight Cross Necklace comes with a short or long chain version and is offered to us for FREE from Etham.

I began this week’s post nearly naked; slithering about to some intoxicating world beat music under the glare of the hot desert sun, and managed to end the post sharing with you my affinity for the crosses Etham has produced over the years. I, my friends, am not easily pigeon-holed. As a blogger, that means I am inclined to share a wide variety of items instead of just those that are “my style”. Or, it might just mean I am crazy. Either way, have fun looking for the little blue T-Shirts that hold the Menstuff prizes in them, and I will be seeing you on the grid very soon!—–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Silks – Lo Kajirus Designs Kanzi Silks in Brown  (1L/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Note – The Kanzi Silks come with the jewelry included in the gift!
The picture of me in the Kanzi Silks was taken at Parvana.

Eyes – Avi-Glam AG Frozen Eyes in Blue (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Pose – Pics n Poses M-Sheer-Menstuff-10 (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Pin Stripe Casual Suit – (Red)Sand Pin Stripe Suit in gray  (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Wavy Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

Shirt – Oddity ~Eivissa~ Mistic *BASIC* Fitmesh Shirt w/texture hud (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Black Jeans – Wilson’s Designs Mesh Black Jeans (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Cross Necklace – Etham – Knight Cross Necklace in gold and black (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)
Hair (Bottom pic)- Jaryth’s Barber Shop David Mesh Hair w/hud (FREE/Menstuff Hunt Prize)

Skin – Belleza Mathieu

I have never mentioned this before but many of the pictures I take for blogging are shot at a FREE photo studio, Karu’s Korner Photo Studio. You really should stop by one day, they have some very nice equipment there and it is free to use.

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Designer Showcase in January

Have you been to the Designer Showcase event?  There are extremely well made items from designers throughout the grid all at L$100 or less.  Here are a few of the things I picked up to show you.  The Wrought Iron Whimsy Gateway is only L$100 from <!WorN?> Weather! or not? at Designer Showcase.  There are three different styles included, I’m showing the ornate version because I really like the details!

The outfit from [ Riddle ] is quite possibly my favorite thing at the Designer Showcase.  This L$99 outfit includes three different brown argyle stockings, the red candy apple Basic Sweater dress, and brown Winter Blues coat.  The red Holiday glasses from [BUTT-ERR] are L$50 and the silver Shroom necklace from Gypsys! is only L$100 at the Designer Showcase.  Both these accessories really pull the look together to make a statement.

The red Sheath dress with lacy black blouse is only L$99 from Smushyface at the Designer Showcase.  I think the dress looks really fun with the Heartz fishnets from {.Mocha.}.  The fishnets come with four different styles for only L$100.  The Gala texture change jewelry set from is L$75 at the Designer Showcase.  If you like to wear lots of jewelry then this is the set for you!  The Skoochers 2 shoes are L$30 from HOC Industries at Designer Showcase.  These shoes have 3 different colors and can be resized to fit men or women.

Every classy lady needs a fur bolero.  The black Fur Bolero and hat from Eshi Otawara are only L$50 at the Designer Showcase.  I used the Winter 4 makeup from GLAM! Skins to change up the new Sylvan skin for Exodi group members.  The GLAM! Skins makeup layer is L$75.  I swear I have this lipstick in RL and wear it all the time, so of course I love this makeup!

In this cold winter season so we all are sporting coats and jackets, most are wearing them with shirts underneath though.  I really like the L$100 plum Les Bleuets jacket from The Secret Store because it has an oriental look.  For a more down home country look, the Woolen Bodywarmer vest is L$99 from Instinct Inc. at the Designer Showcase.  The Stars and Flower Flourish tattoo is only L$75 from Oddity spices up the ensemble a bit.  There also is a male tattoo available!  The Hatter is Mad Blackjack 21 hat is L$100 at Designer Showcase and brought out the cowgirl in me.  The green Gwen flats from ~Hurrem~ are L$100 at the Designer Showcase.

The Wintertime Bird Feeder is only L$99 from -Hanaya- at the Designer Showcase.  I really like that the feeder includes bird props so you can pose extra birds to eat the feed that has spilled out.  If you’re looking for a nice gown, the dark red glitter gown with pearls from *marret* is L$90.

I’m an angel and capture hearts in the Obedient wing set from >>MeKa<< and the Jar of Hearts necklace from JoJo.  The wings are L$60 and the necklace is L$79 at the Designer Showcase.  The long brown Clarissa hair from [Urf!Urf!] is L$100 at the Designer Showcase.  [Urf!Urf!] is a new to me store and I can’t wait to go explore the main store!

There are many more offers at the Designer Showcase so take a look around!

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*Designer Showcase: (L$100 or Less)
GLAM Island ( 137/218/25 )

*Cool Beans: Black Jeans (Group – L$0)
Cite des Ases ( 74/155/23 )

*Exodi:  Sylvan 2011 Skins (Group – L$0)
The Warehouse ( 165/170/23 )

*Glitterati: Poses (L$0 – L$50)
Glitterati ( 100/154/21 )

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