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Black and Blue

Black and Blue

I’ve been feeling a bit blue today, on this, the 13th anniversary of September 11, 2001 in the U.S. While I didn’t personally lose anyone on that date, collectively, our country lost over 3,000 innocent souls. Added to that was the fact that I had lost my mother about a month beforehand, so I was already pretty raw emotionally by the time of the 9-11 tragedy (two very different events lumped together in one big, ugly pile of grief). So every year on this date, the memories come flooding back to me, no matter how hard I try to avoid them. Needing some quiet time before heading off to work this morning, I grabbed my Yorkie Fiona, and we dropped into one of my favorite sims, Small Town Green. It was the perfect place for gathering thoughts and drying tears.

Moving on… a couple of notes about what I’m wearing. First, this gorgeous suit is by PurpleMoon Creations, and can be found at the Rock Your Rack event until September 15. 50% of the purchase price will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. My shoes, necklaces, earrings, and pose are all on sale at The Dressing Room Fusion for one more day. I have to point out that these shoes are materials-enabled, and are truly spectacular with advanced lighting turned on. They come in 5 colors for 1 price. 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Rose Europa 09

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes Denim (group gift/free to join)

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Hair – Exile Locomotion (featured @ Collabor88)

Necklaces – [ glow ] studio Celebrity Necklace Ring & Square (40L each @ TDRF)

Earrings – [MAGIC NOOK] Geometry Earrings (70L @ TDRF)

Hands & Feet – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

Suit – PurpleMoon Creations Adele Suit in Black (featured @ Rock Your Rack)

Shoes – Ricielli Amora Sandals (60L @ TDRF)

Bag – Duh! Big Satchel Black (20L)

Dog – Virtual Kennel Club Yorkshire Terrier

Pose – Label Motion Carola (50L pose pack @ TDRF)

Location – Small Town Green


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Duh! It’s Alice!

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Happy Saturday! Spring has finally sprung (thank goodness!), and I’m enjoying a beautiful day in the garden in this sweet Alice dress and leggings, the April group gift from FA Creations. I think Thumper behind me approves. 😉 I’ve added these cute, straw flats, a brand-new release from Duh! The shoes come in a version for Slink flat feet, as well as a version for regular feet, so no feet have to go without looking so pretty. You also get a HUD with 11 different spring colors… all for only 25L. Oh, and if you’d like to try before you buy, head over to Duh! and grab the free pair in beige in the subscribo. Duh! subscribers should already have received them, but if not, check the history for a redelivery.

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My pretty key necklace is the latest group gift from ::Fabuleux::. If you look real closely, you’ll see the tiny dollar sign. Cute! This gorgeous skin is Nomi, the latest release from Izzie’s. I have worn lots of Izzie’s skins in the past, but the one is by far my favorite; the luscious lips and the eyebrows are really well done. Lots of make-ups included, and Izzie always does a great job on the freckles that we gingers love so much! 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Izzie’s Nomi Pale (new release)

Eyes – IKON Ascension Eyes Spectre

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Tyr

Hands & Feet – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

Dress & Leggings – FA Creations Alice (group gift / free to join)

Necklace – ::Fabuleux:: Key Necklace (group gift / free to join)

Shoes – ::Duh!:: Straw Flower Slippers (25L)

Poses by Imeka

Location – Izzie’s Mainstore


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Winter’s Dream

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When I saw this gorgeous music box pose prop by *~*HopScotch*~*, I knew that I wanted to do something special with it (or at least try!). The music box let’s your avatar rotate and dance to Pachelbel’s Canon in D, or be still, if you’re taking photos. I have the snow option turned on, but you can turn it off if you prefer. It really is quite lovely, and you can try it out at the current round of Poser Pavilion.

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To go with the music box, I finally ponied up for the *COCO* Doll Avatar, over which I’d been drooling for ages, but didn’t have an excuse to buy… until now. 🙂 While I was at the *COCO* Doll store, I found this sweet slip dress set out as a free gift, so of course, I snapped it up. Needing some jewelry to go with it, I found this pretty cherry set by Miam Miam on the Marketplace for 10L, an inexpensive pair of flats from ::Duh!::, and added one of my favorite hairs from D!va, which has been around for a while, but is still free!

My daughter thinks the doll’s eyes are “creepy,” but I think she’s got a rather sweet face. Anyway, it was a fun change of pace, and I hope you liked it!

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Serena is wearing…

Complete Avatar – *COCO* Doll

Hair – D!va More than 30,000 Member Group Gift (group gift / free to join)

Dress – *COCO* Doll Slip Dress Red (free gift / 0L)

Jewelry – Miam Miam Cherry Charm Set (10L)

Leg Lacings – *COCO* Doll Corset Piercings

Shoes – ::Duh!:: Spring Flats Picnic (25L)

Pose #2 by {Imeka~}

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The Scene…

Music Box – *~*HopScotch*~* Winter’s Dream (featured @ Poser Pavilion)

Animals – +Half-Deer+ Carved Woodland Animals (40L gacha)

Trees – Studio Skye Enchanted Forest


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The Black Event: Fab-Fae for Men + Makeover Your Bod!

Blogging soon! Hey Fab Readers! I’ve got some great freebies and deals for you fellas today. I’ll start with my comfy sweater, which you can pick up for only 10L from the Fab-Fae cart at The Black Event. Standard mesh sizes… you know the drill. While looking for a new pair of jeans, I stumbled across these terrific Mesh Jeans from Ducknipple. They were 195L… but before you get all mad at me, consider this: they come in 3 different styles – tight, normal, and bootcut, which I’m wearing here – and they are HUD-controlled with 8 different textures. You get 4 colors in both “clean” and “dirty” versions (that’s dirty with dirt on them… not an “adult” version, if that’s what you’re thinking!). And the texturing is awesome! So… if my math is right, that would be 24 different pairs of jeans… which works out to less than 9L per pair. Not a bad deal, if you ask me! 🙂

Fab-Fae Two Shades of Grey Roll Neck Sweater (10L @ The Black Event)

Blogging soon! Need a new skin and/or shape? Then you DO NOT want to miss this amazing group gift from Mr.Bloch. This youthful Danny skin comes in 10 different tones, and includes a shape, which I’m wearing here. But don’t delay! I missed last month’s gift because I didn’t get to the store quickly enough, so go… NOW! Best part: the Mr.Bloch group is FREE to join! My eyes are a free gift from Mayfly, no group required. You can find them on the back wall under the “NEW Luminous Eyes” sign. Don’t forget to pick up the Dark Olive group gift eyes while you’re there. Finally, this shirt with the great camo texturing is another deal from the Fab-Fae cart at The Black Event.

Fab-Fae Grey Camo Long Sleeve Loose Shirt (10L @ The Black Event)

Blogging soon! What else do you need with your new skin, shape, and eyes? Hair, of course! You can pick up this cool 2-color hair from Uncleweb Studio (a.k.a. uw.st) by joining the free group at the front of the store. 5 different versions/colors are in the box. This is a 2012 group gift, but it’s still available, so get yours while you can. And you can dress your new bod in this Commando shirt from the Fab-Fae cart for just 10L. There you go, guys. A whole new you! 🙂

Fab-Fae Commando 101 Grey Male Shirt (10L @ The Black Event)

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Gavin is wearing…

Skin – Mr.Bloch Danny Tone 04 (group gift / free to join)

Shape – Mr.Bloch Danny (group gift / free to join)

Eyes – Mayfly Luminous Mesh Eyes London Fog (0L / free gift)

Hair – Uw.st Group Gift 2012 Silver Wolf & Black (group gift / free to join)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Pants – Ducknipple Mesh Jeans Bootcut (195L / 8 textures, 3 styles)

Boots – ::Duh!:: Combat Boots Black

Poses by Exposeur Poses & Animations

Location – DERAILED


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It’s FATE: Friday Guy Day is BACK!

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FATEwear is celebrating it’s first anniversary, and as a treat for subscribers, is giving out this awesome Leon jacket! It comes with a HUD so you can choose from 15 different colors, and there’s even a version with the hood up. New FATEwear subscribers can receive this gift simply by hitting the subscribo. Current subscribers should already have received the gift, but in case you missed it (like I did), head over to the main store, unsubscribe, and then re-subscribe. Works like a charm! 😀 My shoes have been shown before, but bear repeating. These unisex leather sneakers are from DUH!, and include a white pair in the box for just 10L. BUT…  they are FREE for new residents under 30 days! See our FabFree ’30 Days List for more great freebies for new residents.

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After a long wait, Aeva // Heartsick finally has a new men’s group gift out! Elijah Beardy comes in 9 different skin tones, and includes 2 shapes, eyelash layers, and teeth layers. If beards aren’t your thing, check out The Wash Cart Sale, where Aeva // Heartsick is selling 3 non-bearded skin tones of Elijah for just 10L each. Love showed them here a few days ago. My bracelet and ring are both new group gifts at Chop Zuey Couture. There is also a pair of men’s earrings that match the ring.

The pigs cheat at cards. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Gavin is wearing…

Skin – Aeva // Heartsick Elijah Tone 3 Beardy (group gift / free to join)

Shape – REDGRAVE Chris

Eyes – IKON Lucid Eyes Optimism

Hair – REDGRAVE Chris

Shirt – FATEwear Jacket Leon (0L / Subscribo gift)

Pants –  Wilson’s Designs Men’s Jeans

Shoes – DUH! Unisex Black Leather Sneakers (10L or free for new residents under 30 days)

Bracelet – Chop Zuey Couture The Bakersfield Bracelet (group gift / 350L to join)

Ring – Chop Zuey Couture Pinwheel Men’s Ring (group gift / 350L to join)

Poses by aDORKable Poses

Location – Kittens Heaven and Uncertain Smile Poses


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Go With the Flow

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Long day today, so this is just a “quickie” before I head off to dreamland. 🙂

Gavin and I decided to take Duncan for a little play time down at the beach this afternoon. Gavin is wearing a hooded tee and shorts, the group gifts from new FabDesigner flow. His camo sneakers are a group gift from BALKANIK2.0, which come in a pack of several different colors. My shorts and top are the latest group gift from Prism Designs. The top also comes with Lolas appliers. My white canvas slip-ons are from the lucky board at DUH!

Nitey night, fabulouses!

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Gavin is wearing…

Skin – REDGRAVE Chris Tan (not free)

Shape – REDGRAVE Chris (not free)

Eyes – IKON Lucid Eyes Optimism (not free)

Hair – REDGRAVE Chris (not free)

Shirt – flow Hood Tee (group gift / free to join)

Shorts – flow Casual Shorts (group gift / free to join)

Socks – EB Atelier Mesh Socks (not free)

Shoes – *BALKANIK2.0 Vintage Camo Sneakers (group gift / free to join)

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Izzie’s Irene Pale (not free)

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Clarity (not free)

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural (not free)

Hair – >TRUTH< Laurie (not free)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Casual Hands (not free)

Manicure – Izzie’s Metallic Nails Applier HUD (not free)

Shorts/Top/Scarf – Prism Designs Carrie Anne (group gift / free to join)

Shoes – DUH! White Canvas Slip-Ons (0L / Lucky Board)

Bicycle & Pose – {what next} Bicycle Love (not free)

Dog – Virtual Kennel Club Black Great Dane (not free)

Location – The Noble Storybook


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Make Mine a Venti

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Heading to a party or just looking to grab the attention of a certain special someone? I guarantee you will not be missed in this smokin’ hot number, Venti Cup Two, the latest gift from Paris METRO Couture at Sydney City. And what you see here is not all you get; there’s another row of sexy slits right down the backside! Sssssizzle! 😉

My pearl jewelry by Dark Mouse is a free gift at FabFree Headquarters, and comes in black, pink, and white. My hair is the latest release from D!va for Collabor88 (188L). It comes in 2 styles with a color change rose and headband.

I feel so very Daisy Buchanan tonight! 😀

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Serena is also wearing…

Skin – Tuli Eva Pearl Sultry (not free)

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Clarity (not free)

Hair – D!va Layla (188L / featured @ Collabor88)

Eyelashes – *Redgrave* 6-Natural (not free)

Dress/Gloves – Paris METRO Couture Venti Cup Two (group gift / free to join)

Jewelry – Dark Mouse Vintage 50’s Pearls (free gift @ FFHQ)

Bag – DUH! Gothic Lace Handbag (25L)

Pose by Ma Vie (not free)

Location – Cupcake Sim


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Rano at The Arcade

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Hello fabulous readers! Long exhausting day today, but before I fall asleep at the keyboard I wanted to show you this pretty dress from Liv-Glam, currently featured at this week’s Fi*Friday sales event. Six different colors are included via HUD, so it’s like you’re getting six dresses for the price of one! 😀

My hair is another group gift from Tram (free to join). It’s been around for a while, but it’s still available, still free, and still cute!

Sweet dreams!

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Izzie’s Irene Pale (not free)

Eyes – IKON Lucid Eyes Blue-Gray (not free)

Eyelashes – *Redgrave* 6-Natural (not free)

Hair – Tram A811 Hair (group gift / free to join)

Dress – Liv-Glam Rano (55L @ Fi*Fridays)

Bag – Duh! Little Clutch Color Change (50L)

Earrings – Maxi Gossamer Sybil’s Ladybug (not free)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Casual Hands (not free)

Feet – Slink Avatar Enhancement Medium Mesh Feet (not free)

Shoes – Slink Lulu Stilettos Teal (not free)

Nail Appliers – Izzie’s Slink Metallic Nails Applier HUDs (not free)

Pose by  aDORKable Poses

Location – The Arcade


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I’m a Day (or Two) Late…

But thank goodness I’m not “a dollar short” (although I haven’t been to The Arcade yet, so there’s still time)! 🙂

I meant to post these pictures a few days ago, but RL got in the way, what with end-of-the-school-year activities, dance recital rehearsals, and birthday parties. It’s only the second day of the month, but I can already tell that June is going to be cuh-razy busy! Or maybe just crazy?

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Anyway… I’m wearing Hillary, the May group gift from Prism Designs; both the top and pants are mesh, and the top comes with a resizer. Lucky for me, Prism is one of those thoughtful stores that keeps old group gifts posted for those of us slow-pokes who just can seem to get our fannies in gear! 😉 In fact, you can find group gifts going back to last September. The group is free to join, so go snatch up all those great gifts! My shoes are a lucky chair prize from Duh! Keep in mind that lucky chair prizes rotate, so their might be a different prize in the chair when you visit. If you turn out not to be lucky, you can pick up a pair for $25L; men’s are upstairs.

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My skin is Emmy – Rose by Flounce, which you can find in a gift bag on the counter when you walk in. Four brow colors are included. When I was at The Free Dove the other day, I picked up this lovely turquoise & silver jewelry set by EarthStones. It also comes with a sunstone & gold set.

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Flounce Emmy Rose (free gift)

Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes Denim (not free)

Eyelashes – *Redgrave* 6-Natural (not free)

Hair – >TRUTH< Charlize (new, but not free)

Nails – Slink Avatar Enhancement Mesh Fingernails (not free)

Nail Appliers – Tori-Tastic Glitter Nails Appliers for Slink Hands (not free)

Pants/Top/Scarf – Prism Designs Hillary (group gift / free to join)

Jewelry – Earthstones Lora (0L @ The Free Dove)

Shoes – Duh! White Canvas Slip-Ons (0L / Lucky Chair)

Pose by aDORKable Poses (50% off closing sale until 9 June)

Location – Martha’s Vineyard