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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.

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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.

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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

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Shhhhhh!

I have to confess that I’ve had to not only fiddle with my pictures but I do have a good excuse though, I managed to take such dull inworld pictures I had used a skyhome that was way too dark even in my Nams setting.  So I added a little bit of brightness to highlight the outfit but this top picture is more true to the whole look.confes

I’ve also removed the BLING.  This dress from ALB comes with the most amazingly sparkling necklace and earrings, real statement pieces, they almost undulate with the sparkle.  I’m not into so much bling but if you want to stand out from a crowd you will love these items.

Then the dress which is actually mesh comes with a non mesh over skirt but I really honestly believe the dress looks better without it.  You can see those mesh ruffles much more clearly but again that was my personal choice.  I’m also missing out the gloves that come with the whole look,  I simply couldn’t be bothered to unattached and reattached my SLink hands so that was just laziness.

OK what I LOVED is the hat/headpiece.

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Again I’ve played with the photo as this one turned out even duller than the first but it makes for a lovely picture and more importantly you can see all the detail better.

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Everything inc SLink High shoes in this outfit.

As I’ve said you do have to join the group but it’s free.

 ALB

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Witchy Holidays (freebies).

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Sometimes when I’m pulling poses and there are other people there I wonder what they think I’m up to lol.  So this is the fun shot.  Found a mini pumpkin hunt going on at B-Cute & K-Ash shopping area I and managed to easily find 4 out of the 10 pumpkins that have been set out.  They’re in and around the shops and not spread around too much.  A real nice mix of men/women/decor items.  I will be popping back for sure to see if I can find more as I would like a couple of the decor items.

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A closer and better picture of the dress and the hat.  The dress isn’t in fact part of the hunt but it’s one of the Group Gifts on offer in 1 of the 2 shops that make up this little shopping area.  I won’t tell you which one so you will have to pop into both shops because each of the offer FREE to join Group Gifts and 1 also has Lucky chairs.  Some of the Group Gifts are for men as well.  So hunt items, Group Gifts and Lucky Chairs that seems to tick all the boxes.

The hat is from Argrace and there is this one and a male one and their FREE as well.  Actually I wasn’t going to get the hat till I found this outfit as I just couldn’t face having to re-edit a hair to fit under it but as soon as I put the dress on I knew I had to get the hat and happily for me it comes with its own cute hair and a massive colour selection.

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No fiddling with this picture at all. I’ve had these shoes for a while because simply I didn’t know what to put them with and as soon as I put the dress on I knew this slightly clunky heel would be perfect.  They come from Mag<3.B and because I’ve had them for a while I’m not too sure about the details but knowing Margaritta and her shop well they won’t be over priced and of course they come with a colour changing Hud so you have a choice of heel and shoe colours.   You will have to have SLink High Feet for theses though.

Now that I’ve popped into Margaritta’s shop I’ve remembered.  These were on offer at a previous event but now are available in her little main shop for only 70Lds.  The set I have is Animalier pack but there are dotty ones and plain coloured ones and each comes with a Hud of choices.  Must confess that have a couple of other items from here I really want to show you but time is so short so a quick mention of one of them because it’s perfectly themed for those of you who celerbate Halloween in SL and RL and I mightened get a chance to show you in full..  A “bad cheerleader” outfit which comes complete with boots n pom poms, braclets, headband, socks.  I’ve had a chance to pop it one and use some of my Cheerleading poses, yes I have some and it made me grin, but just not the time to take pictures.

And remember Margaritta has some great Group Gifts and as always there is a dress and a pair of clogs there I still own and still wear regularly cos I love em.

B-Cute & K-Ash

Argrace

Mag<3.B

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Hats off to me (Freebie).

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Sometimes I’m surprised that I’ve not subbed to a shop because as a blogger I’m always looking out for freebies/gifties etc and often we get news of these in messages through subscribed notices.  So basically when I slapped the NYC board not only wasn’t I already subbed but I also got sent not only this excellent Fedora but a total of 4 colour packs and each pack comes with a colour combo options.  So good, such a great fit, texturing etc I actually sent Baylen in to grab them.

He also popped over to the BRILLIANT Kowloon sim which both Faith and I know so well and have mentioned before but it never gets boring so here are a few pictures of Baylen pulling a moody look in Kowloon.

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This is such a moody and atmospheric sim, the sounds of life going on around you and in particular a high pitched tone is very effective at making this place seem ..

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The streets are densely packed together and to find the hidden treasures you need to walk down the dark alleys or up stairs.  Although there are shops here and marketplaces I cannot help but think that behind this whole sim is someone who has the generosity to fund a place which is mainly for people to wander and enjoy an experience that we could never try in RL (what a bloddy shame!)

orton6 As you can imagine most of the shops sell just plain weird and wacky stuff, I’ve actually bought a melting snowman AV in prep for Winter, but since 90% of the stuff you can buy here is just a few Lindens you can spend spend spend not  a lot of money and have a laugh doing it.  Plenty of hang out places and you can purchase food to sit and eat.

My biggest and only complaint about Kowloon is that people can rent homes there but sadly because of the language difference for non Chinese speakers it’s not advisable (their advice not mine) and the language barrier may cause difficulties.  Sometimes I think Sod that and I would just love to rent one of the rooms above a shop or something just to stand there and with the sounds of the city below you chill out.

PS when I went back to LM grab, you rezz just outside the main gates, there is a small cube with some gifties in it.  A hat and weird steampunkish eye glass and for those of you who don’t want to wander aimlessly but do want to check out the shopping spots there is a hud which shows you were they are…but don’t use it! The joy of this place is the wandering and the discovering.

NYU (Hat)

Kowloon

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Steaming.

cocaI had this demo in my invent for a pretty long time but decided to unpack and throw it out but to my surprise I love it.  Comes from COCO Designs and although cocoro Lemon doesn’t do many items of male clothing what she does do is unique to her.

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This is a “onsie” but not in the sense of the sleeping sort, this is a complete outfit only the hat and goggles are separates whats joined is the waist coat, shirt, tie, pants and boots are all in one.  Sorry I forgot to take a picture of the boots but you can just about see the top of them.  Big chunky work mens boots a mixture of  leather and steel toe caps.  A very Steam Punk look.  Comes with Demo and even a suggested shape but that shape was not unsimilar to my own so I’ve just used mine.

Group Gifts, lots of really great ones but sadly only for the girls.

COCO Designs

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She’s going home…

ArisAris NEW! Mina hair 95L (texture change)

Ive been at my parents a lot this week, I always feel as if Im “going home”, you know? I have my own home but…my parents is where its at ! I wish Id had this outfit from ArisAris to wear this week, so warm and stylish. Its called “Tales” and is a coat with a dress underneath. The jacket is a super chunky cable knit and it comes in black (as above), red or brown. Totally love the buttons ! The fabric boots are also part of the outfit, great complete look.

ArisAris & Mina NEW!

My hair/hat is from Mina, Zan and I alwayssss have to have a “talk” about who is gonna show the latest Mina release – she allowed me to blog this one thats at The Attic event yay! Its just gorgeous…the hat is texture & colour change, various patterns and mostly wintery shades. There is even a little hairclip to keep the fringe off your face – awww! At just 95L how can you resist – I didnt !

Mina @ The Attic

ArisAris