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Classy & Free

Dropped into the latest round of On9 while I sipped my coffee and found some totally lovely gifts out. No group to join just point and click et voila. The dress is from Celestinas loads of mesh body fits included, just in the one colour – and I have to admit, it really is rather fabulous. Definite keeper for me in case I get invited to a swish event. My hat is another freebie at the event, from Anastasia Designs – gawd I adore it and will keep hold of it as I’m sure to need it in the winter months. Heaps more gifts there to snaffle up !

On9

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It’s a statment! (30Ld Hat).

I’m at a shopping mall which has a rather nice blend of futuristic and organic landscaping to it. I’ve not checked out many of the shops and as yet there are still quite a lot of rental units unrented but I picked up this 3 pack of big fat floppy hats and decided to do a quick post, then grab some late breakfast, then log back in and check out the rest of this shopping mall.

Yes, I am under there.  Taken just in the sim setting so you can see the colour/texture as it comes.

You get 3 shades and the one I’m not showing you is the blue shade.  They’re not “Mod” in that you can’t change the size of them but you can edit them into place so I could move them down so the crown of the hat fitting better over my noggin.

I’m not wearing any hair under it, way to lazy to try to find one or edit one to fit but easy enough to do or just wear it without hair.

Just really interesting hat which will make you stand out from the crowd.  This is in the bag on the floor, you can’t miss it as this is a small shop.

MadCatCreations Boutique

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I’m British.(NEW Mina & Dollarbie & Mention of FREE Mina)

Being British means I can and WILL moan about this heat! OK, I won’t as I think many of us are in the same position but with the help of Sudocreme and one of those metal water bottles filled with ice cubes I’ve managed to cool my sorry ass down.

I often go to Mina’s and click on the new boards even if there is no picture up because sometimes she loads up the new items well before their release date and that’s how I got my mitts on this AMAZING HAT/HAIR demo last week, even before she put it out for us bloggers to grab.

Now that it’s out for everyone to grab here it is but don’t bother.  This is only available at Uber which has just opened its doors today and it’s like a fat dog in this heat, HEAVING, so not worth the stress.  As always LM to Mina’s to check out the demo.

The wicker on this hat is not only so fine but if you look closely you will see you can actually see through it.  A good example of it is the shadow on the wall to the right, you can see the line of the shadow through the fine wicker.  It’s the same with your AV face, you can see my forehead and part of the eyebrow etc.

As always, which seems pretty standard with Mina’s you get a decent-sized hud for the hat and hair but of course you get a “style” hud which as you will know allows you to change the way the hair hangs, plus you get a boob option so big or bigger we have you covered.

I didn’t want to put this in the title as I didn’t want you to think this is it BUT there is a FREE Mina hair also at Uber!  I will wear that hair in my next post and I won’t be surprised if you recognise it as this isn’t just an old thing dusted off and put out as a token gift.  Hazel is one of her pretty new hairs but I will show you and tell you more about that in my next post.

As for the Dollarbie, it’s the pants, I wasn’t going to reblog them but damn they’re too good not to.  You can only get them off the Majestic Marketplace shop and not only do you get this plain pair but also a patterned pair and I love both of them.  One thing to note is that the plain pair is darker than shown in the MP picture but that’s nowt!  There are only Dollarbies in this shop but sadly only 11 but you will see there are other pants some tops etc.

PS.  The picture of this hair/hat hasn’t been uploaded to the new release board but simply click on the empty frame next to the other new hair and you can pick up this up.  BTW it’s called “Carian Sunhat”.

Mina’s Main Shop

Majestic (Marketplace)

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I’m such a LOSER! & I got spendy!

Nope, still no free top to go with the skirt and even worse I SPENT LINDENS!  AND I spent those Lindens on a HAIR which is not a Mina! (Mina will not mind at all lol).

But I think you too will be just as tempted as I was.

I always keep an eye out for hairs which have something unique to them and this hat/hair combo from Vagrant has it. Add to that a big colour hud for both hair and hat and with a more than reasonable price tag of just 150Lds it was a no brainer.

Obviously, I  tried the demo on which was a good idea as at first, it was a poor fit on my Lelutka noggin fortunately even with my cack-handed editing it was no problem to use the menu to get a PERFECT fit so deffo make sure to try the demo for yourself.

The Vagrant shop is mainly clothes and you will find this at the back of the shop, don’t worry it’s not a big shop.

I’m giving up for my free top hunt at least for the moment.  RL needs me and I have to log off and “adult” for a while but when I return I shall redeem my Cheap B* label with that damned elusive quality free top.

PS.  Damn I’ve just looked at myself in a RL mirror and my hair isn’t even a “hot mess” it’s just a mess and if I could get away with it I’d jam a hat on my RL noggin as well.

Vagrant

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A hat that works for me.

I LOVE HATS, I may not wear earrings, bracelets, necklaces, bags ‘n’ panties etc in SL but I actually would LOVE to be able to wear more hats but it’s so hard to find ones that work with your fav hairs so to find this stunning hat which seems to go with so many of my existing  hairs has made my day.

Because I couldn’t see any demos I’ve taken the pictures just in my Nams Optimum setting.  If you look closely you will see that this one comes with a chin strap which when I first put it on was way too big but it only took a simple tweak to edit it to fit snugly.  Remember to make a copy if you’re unsure about tweaking so if you mess up then you still have the copy but honestly it was just a simple little thing to do.

You only get 1 shade of the hat base and I chose the beige shade but you do get a hud for the flowers, 9 shades in total, for the flowers and as you can see you can either keep them all the same shade or mix ‘n’ match.

This hat is only 123Lds and if I had been able to try the demo first I think I would have bought the fat pack as that is most reasonably priced but without a demo I wasn’t sure if it would fit.   Never mind as I have pencil marked another hat in the shop to buy at a later date, it’s the one with the veil and roses.

This is what it looks like from the back and I think you can see why it works, the hat has a thick brim to it and although I didn’t try on all my hairs apart from a couple of the “Big hairs” they all looked good with this hat.

Parxdesign

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Stoopid! No freebie but super tip!

I only logged into SL to dodge RL work but it turned out to be one of my better decisions today because I received a note from one of our regular readers called ImproLibra Silverstar and in her note, she explains how she makes “Hat Hair”.

Because I think she’s explained it so well I’m just going to copy and paste it here:-

“If you own a hairstyle that already comes with a hat or cap (has to be mod), simply wear it, then edit it and select only the hat or cap with “edit linked” and in the textures, tab makes that hat or cap transparent. That way the linked hat is not visible anymore and you can add the single hat you want to wear. Of course, you may need to adjust the hat to make it fit.”

And it bloody works!  I honestly mentally slapped myself that it turned out to be so easy!

I did this really quickly so you may see it’s not a 100% perfect fit, and not a really good hat, but trust me when I get back inworld I will be checking out all the hairs that I have that come with hats fitted and seeing which ones have the hat option that can be either unlinked/deleted or as in this case, I made the hat transparent and minimum editing skills are needed BUT also make sure you make a copy of the unedited hair first as if you make a mistake you won’t lose the original.

PS.  Anyone can feel free to drop me or Faith a note at any time.  If it’s a heads up for an event, gift or freebies we may not blog it BUT I can assure you that every note is read and fully appreciated.

 

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My Bad!(Dollarbie).

I’ve been so busy today I’ve not even had a chance to check out this weeks FLF (Fifty Linden Friday) offerings but the first thing I snagged when I got inworld was this Free outfit from a shop called “Mutiny In Heaven”and once I’d unpacked it and realised how good this looks I just had to push FLF to one side.

impressed

Please ignore the mismatched lace shoes I was in such a rush as I hate a day going by without showing you a juicy freebie but I  wanted to show you the folds and creases at the bottom which add to such a realistic look and with the 2 textures a really lovely outfit OR you can wear them as separates as they’re not linked and you also get the 3 Alpha choices.

impressed1

Another quick pose and check out the texturing!

My Bad! so I get to sneak inworld this morning to LM grab and as I checked LMs and details I realised I’d missed out all the other extras that come in this pack!  You get 2 hats with a choice of textures and a great pair of SLink High shoes with that excellent polka dot pattern.  I only wish I had time to snap a piccie of them but time is money esp when you work LOL.

This is a “Dollarbie” only because if I remember correctly that’s the price it costs to join the group and there isn’t just this great outfit but a short summer dress waiting to be grabbed.  If you have time to kill, unlike me, then there is Lucky Chairs upstairs.

Mutiny in Heaven