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MakeOver Monday part 4

Hello hello, Fab Free! It’s that time again… MakeOver Monday! And we’ve come so far! Two full avatars for exactly ZERO lindens. And I really had to grit my teeth a few times. I’m so weak when it comes to having that “perfect’ (To me anyway) look. I really fret over poor Alistar’s hair. And I’m still looking for something better for him. I swear, if I ever become a designer or builder… I will have good free stuff for the guys. But anyway…

Let’s jump in here. SO, we have bento bodies, Mesh heads, Animation Overrides, and hair. All we need now is clothes. I don’t want to dwell on the clothing part since that’s basically what we do here at the Blog everyday. But I do want to mention a few places, I’ve found very helpful.

First is R&R Swag and their “Rookie Alley” . This is a very nice selection of things for both male and female avatars under 30 days. This outfit is a bit of a mix and match from the Rookie Alley and the past group gifts.

Alistar’s second outfit is a second set of jeans from R&R Swag’s Rookie Alley and a group gift from Asteroidbox for the L’Homme group.  L’Homme is one of the hands down best groups to join if you are looking for male clothes and accessories. The group is free to join, the designers are top notch and you have three -ish months to pick the gifts up. I highly recommend it. 

Last is a current gift for one of our own FabFree Group designers – MaxMagic. They are offering this great Trekkie hoodie for both men and women. I do love geeky stuff!

Kerydwyn’s clothes are much easier to find, go figure. But I still want to show a few choices for our newbs. The first is from BoHo Soul one of our FabFree Group designers. This is the “Impish” outfit which comes with top, pants and shoes. Which is awesome because free good shoes are hard to find. 

The second outfit is from the Cozy Fest event. This event is a bonanza for free gifts from real quality designers. Plus, for new folks… it’s just about everything you can ask for. The group is free to join and each booth has a free gift! Kerydwyn is showing the ‘Maggs’ top from Apple Blossom and the ‘Natasha’ leggings from 1313 Mockingbird lane. These events are great places to “shop” for designers landmarks as well. If you like the gift or what you see in the booth… check out their main store. They may have a free group or other gifts there. Also,

The boots in the second picture are another totally free gift from Body Cult the Marketplace. Digging through the MP can be frustrating… but worth it.

 

Okay that’s it for today cause it’s late and I’m tired and cranky today. ;P  But I think we have covered some ground. Our new kids are looking like real stars on the Grid now.  Take a look at a side by side!

Wow! And remember we spent exactly… ZERO monies! 

SO… next week I will talk about housing and inventory. Or “Now I got clothes… where do I unpack ’em without putting on a free show?”

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Alistar ->

Mesh Body + head + skin – Altamura – TakeMYWay – Free at the eBento event until the 25th 

Hair – FireLight – Michael (Purchased with 250L gift card for new residents under 30 days)

Shirts –

Jeans + Shoes – R&R Swag – Past Free Group Gift + Free Rookie Alley

Kerydwyn ->

Ruth Body – LBD

Mesh Head – LeLutka Kaya (Free Christmas gift 2021) Remember you can pick up the “Leah” mesh head for free from Kalhene 

Hair – FireLight – past free group gift still available

Eyes – Ikon – Apex eyes – February group gift – Group is free to join

Pic #1 – BoHo Soul – Impish – Free gift for the FabFree Group

Pic #2 – CozyFest free gifts from Apple Blossom and 1313 Mockingbird Lane

Boots – Body Cult – knit Boots Cuffs – Free gift on the MarketPlace 

 

 


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my mother told me son let it be

my mother told me son let it be

Good evening, Fab Readers.  Finding good quality men’s wear and accessories here on the Grid is often a trial and can be very frustrating. Honestly, I think if I have to see one more hoodie… Never mind, I digress. When the morass of “not affordable” or “mundane” men’s wear gets me down, I retreat to my stand by favorites. Places with quality work and generous groups. One such place is R&R Swag. They can always be counted on for excellent group gifts and other affordable options. Plus, the designers are rather charming and very friendly.

I found recently that the prizes on the Lucky Chairs in the main store have been updated and I was delighted to see that my initial had popped up as well. I didn’t hesitate to grab this full outfit ; The Blade Biker Outfit. The complete outfit includes the jacket, with and without the tee shirt, the jeans and the boots. All impeccably built and perfect for casual days or nights. The outfit is designer exclusively for the Signature Gianni but I found it looked just as smashing on my Belleza Jake. As Julianna would say, “Your mileage may vary.” Even if this look doesn’t suit you, R&R Swag has many other past group gifts available as well as other outfits loaded into the Lucky Chairs. The Group is free to join as well.

Sizes Included

  • Signature Gianni

Jacket + Tee + Jeans + boots – R&R Swag – Blade Biker Outfit – FREE/0L – Free Lucky Chair Prize – Group is free to join

Photo Location – Backdrop City

 


We can dance

We can dance

Hello, my FabFree Dears! As I said Monday, this month is all Christmas all the time! And now I’m dragging Gabriel into it. But dang, doesn’t he look good in that suit? Nothing like a handsome man in a handsome suit. (He’s rolling his eyes at me)   At any rate, Gabe and I stopped over at R&R Swag and found this gorgeous set of his and hers Group Gifts. Both gifts include shoes and the ladies stunning gown includes the complete jewelry set as well. Now, we’re both ready for the Holiday Parties to get rolling.

R&R Swag is one of those awesome designers you can always count on for loads of past group gifts, lucky chairs and both men’s and ladies current gifts. Plus, the group is free to join. And of course, the quality is excellent. What more could you ask for?  Now go grab these and get all spiffied up!

Ladies Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique

Men’s Sizes Included

  • Belleza Jake
  • Signature – Gianni
  • SLink Male

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Juli’s Stylin’

    • Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
    • Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
    • Ears – Swallow – Crossover
    • Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
    • Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set
    • Skin + Body Freckles – The Skinnery – Aimee + Peach Maitreya Applier
    • Makeup – AlaskaMetro – Fall Beauty Book
    • Hair – Truth – Eternity

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    Gabriel is wearing

      • Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
      • Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
      • Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
      • Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
      • Hair – Exile – Knox
      • Glasses – Since 1975 – Slimglass Glasses 
    • Dress + Shoes + Jewelry – R&R Swag – Mademoiselle – FREE/0L – Free gift for the R&R Swag Group – Group is free to join

      Suit + Shoes – R&R Swag – Monsieur – FREE/0L – Free gift for the R&R Swag Group – Group is free to join

      Photo Location – Black Arts

        


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In the Meadows

In the meadows

Hey FabFree and happy Friday! It was a rough week…. but we made it! Now it’s time for some down time. I need to walk through a field or the woods or a beach and find my peace again. When I saw this lovely feminine “Meadow” set from R&R Swag… it gave me that calm feeling. Cool breezes and sunshine… now I just need to find a field of flowers.

The Meadow Set includes – Top, Jeans, Necklace and bracelet, sandals (look upstairs in the past Group Gifts)

Sizes Included (Jeans & Top)

  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique

Sandals 

  • SLink

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Juli’s Stylin’

  • Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
  • Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
  • Ears – Swallow – Crossover
  • Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
  • Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set
  • Hair – Doe – Moon – 75L per play Gacha currently at the Arcade

Top + Jeans + Sandals + Jewelry – R&R SwagFREE/0L – Free gift for the R&R Swag Group – Group is free to join

Photo Location – Soul 2 Soul – The River


The way you look tonight

The Way You Look Tonight

Lovely, never, never change
Keep that breathless charm
Won’t you please arrange it?
‘Cause I love you
just the way you look tonight

 

I was humming some old Frank Sinatra the entire time I was arranging this post. Doesn’t it fit perfectly? The gorgeous red dress and Gabriel’s handsome matching tuxedo, well, I think we look fantastic!

And who, you might ask, is responsible for this stunning couples new clothes? Why, that would be the delightful R&R Swag! I was fortunate enough to meet and have a lovely chat with the designers/ owners of R&R while camping the Lucky Boards. They both are truly delightful people. I was only too tickled to be able to show off my new free dress ‘Timeless’ and Gabe’s tux, ‘Royal’ from the Lucky Boards.

I have to mention that R&R Swag is going to be your new best friend if you are under 30 days old. You need to head over to the Rookie Alley in the main store. Everything there is free for any avatar under 30 days old. No group, no muss. no fuss… just fill your closet. They haven’t forgotten you if you are over 30 days. The Group is free to join and there are a ton of free Group Gifts. The Lucky Boards are also free/no group needed. AND there are a bunch of third party Group Gifts too! What are you waiting for?? Get over there!

Timeless

My dress is one of the current free Lucky Board prizes up at R&R Swag. I think it’s one of the loveliest formal dresses I have had the pleasure to show off. You not only get the dress, you get two bracelets, two rings, the earrings, the necklace, the heels and a stole (not pictured). Can you say “Wow”? The jewelry is resizable to get your perfect fit.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Classic Sizes – XXS – L
  • FitMesh
  • Maitreya
  • SLink- Hourglass, Physique

Sizes Included (Shoes)

  • SLink,

Royal

Gabriel is always a cutie *stop rolling your eyes, Gabe*  But this tuxedo is just something else. The lines are very sleek and modern and the build is perfect. You get a long list of accessories for the guys in the prize as well. Along with the jacket/shirt combo and pants, you’ll get the belt, the bow tie, separate cuffs, and shoes with and without socks. I’ll have to be on my guard when we go out in this get up, ’cause all the girls will be looking him over.

Sizes Included

  • Classic sizes – XS – XL  ( I had no issues making everything fit beautifully )

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Lara
Ears – Aitui – gen 4 Elf Ears
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2
Hair – Limerence – Choyla

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory

 

Juli’s Gown and Jewelry – R&R Swag – Timeless – FREE/0L – Free Lucky Board Prize – No Group needed

Gabriel’s Tuxedo and Shoes – R&R Swag – Royal – FREE/0L – Free Lucky Board Prize – No Group needed

Photo Location – Looking Glass



Sweet peach

Sweet Peach

Happy Friday to you, FabFree. It was a long week but we made it. Time for a nice relaxing cup of Americano and a few cookies to welcome the weekend.

Sweet Peach

I was checking out old landmarks the other day and one took me to a New-To-Me designer: R&R Swag. And what a great discovery it is! R&R Swag has a lovely selection for both the ladies and the gents. I passed the LM over to Gabe so you might see him in some “swag” here in the future. There are Lucky Boards and a free to join Group with gifts galore. Including this great complete outfit I showing off. This is “Cabana” in a soft peachy beige color and it comes with the delicate gold chain necklace and the matching shoes.

Top, Skirt and Shoe Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, Venus
  • Maitreya
  • SLink – Hourglass, Physique

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Laura
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2
Hair – Limerence – Chloya

Top, Skirt, Shoes and Necklace – R&R Swag – Cabana – FREE/0L – Free Group Gift – Group is Free to Join

Photo Location – Hi Café, Black Mire