Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard
Review, extra pictures and credits after the jump!
The new “Autumn Tweed” by swaffette Firefly for “SF Design” is a great combination of jacket, sweater and pants in a number of combinations including tucked and untucked sweater (tucked to show the belt), with a sculpty collar (in two sizes, moddable) and loosely wrapped scarf (also in two sizes, moddable), minimizing the need to adjust. Also included is a sculpty back flap for the jacket (three sizes provided), covering up that annoying fabric clinging that’s hard to avoid, the most easy to use jacket’s attachment ever! You can, if you prefer, use one of the two presized flexi lower part attachments provided. You will get three versions of the tweed jacket on the jacket layer: one standard, one to wear with the provided sculpted collar (offering a better fitting), one including a lower part of the sweater for an untucked look. You will get the sweater on both the jacket (untucked) and shirt (tucked) layer, plus the convenient complement on the underpant layer for a tucked look with low rise pants. Last item provided, a pair of pants showing a nice snake skin belt.
swaffette’s hand drawn textures are excellent, putting together rough-weave fabric with soft coordinated scarves. The whole outfit gives a nice casual but dressy look, that sort of look that is not so easy to compose in sl! My only regret is, like everytime a pattern is used for a fabric, it looks badly stretched on the shoulders. The only way to avoid that is to paint on a 3D model with a special software…
Four colors are provided (shown below). For the main composite, I mixed the classic brown suit with the sweater included in the Blue pack. Everything is modify and transfer for easy gifting. Top notch customer service provided by swaffette herself!
Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 4/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 4/5 - Price:3.5/5 - Value for money: 4/5
Kwamey Pinion, the designer behind “Soreal,” just released a new pair of ultra-realistic sneakers, the “Superstars.” They offer some of the most achieved sculpty work you can find, with that little inconvenience, at laggy time, oh having to wait a bit to see them fully rezzed. The level of detail on these shoes is incredible. They are wide enough to fit the terrible feet Linden Lab has given us, but still keep a nice shape. They are provided in two sizes, moddable by menu driven script menu. You can buy one of the 15 individual colors available, or choose the “full color” pack, which offers a color changing script for 18 color combinations, the 15 individual ones plus three exclusive bonuses. One little regret: the resizing doesn’t provide a perfect look for each size. At certain sizes, the sculpty prims don’t play perfectly with each other. My advice, if you notice that (and you would have to zoom for that), is to slightly modify the size to get a perfect alignment of prims, or use the other provided size to start from to get the size you want. As usual, set your feet to zero in appearance mode to wear these sneakers, and choose a size that is harmonious with your avatar size! I’m wearing them on the main composite in my very favorite colors, but you will see below 8 of slmen’s favorites. It has been hard to choose, as they are all just great! Copy-no transfer.
Quality: 4.5/5 - Style-Originality: 3.5/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 4/5 - Price:2.5/5 - Value for money: 3.5/5
Also showing a new version of Enda from “Philotic Energy.” Aemilia Case, the designer, had to rebuild it entirely to put her new great textures on it. The hair looks the same, but is easier to fit and adjust!
[Click on the picture to enlarge] Superstars from “Soreal”, Slmen’s favorite color combinations.
[Click on the picture to enlarge] Autumn Tweed from “SF design”.
Left to Right and Top Down: Brown, Burgundy, Blue, and Green.
• Chaussures de sport / Sneakers:
SOREAL Superstars EXTENDED (SSPX01) (399 Lindens/color, 3499 Lindens/color changing version (18 colors),Perms: NM/C/NT - Resizable by menu),
@ Soreal [Designer, Address & SLURL]
• Bague / Ring:
Heart Knot Ring earthquartz with tails flex (100 Lindens, Perms M/NC/T),
@ Guillaume pour homme [Designer & Address]
• Coiffure / Hair:
PE Enda, Dark Ash (199 Lindens/color pack including plain and two tipped, 2000 Lindens/pack of 34 colors in three versions per color, Perms: C/M/NT),
@ Philotic Energy [Designer & Address]